Goebbert’s Farm & Garden Center Located at 40 W Higgins Rd, South Barrington, IL 60010, Goebbert’s Farm is a family-owned farm with a country store & baker, plus a seasonal produce market & garden center. Fall Festival Attractions include Animal Land (Cows, pigs, goats, baby chicks, birds, and exotic animals such as camels, kangaroos, llamas, zebras, and even a giraffe!), Corn Stalk Maze, Duck Derby, Giraffe Barn(A great close up experience where you can pet and feed a giraffe at eye level), Magic Show, Gem Mining (Each bag is filled with great treasures from all over the world!), Corn Box, Charlotte’s Web, Pony Rides, Pumpkin-Eating Dinosaur, Wagon Rides, Camel Rides, Pig Racing, Haunted House, and Jumping Pillow. Also, make sure to stop by the Red Barn Café & Bakery for some tasty treats, including their famous Apple Cider Donuts and Pumpkin cookies! Kuipers Family Farm Located at 1N318 Watson Rd,...
We have officially reached the first day of Fall and with that being said, it’s worth mentioning that Autumn has some of the best seasonal ingredients! From apples, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, to pumpkin spice and cinnamon to name just a few. That’s why we have rounded up some easy Fall dinner recipes, to make the best of all that Fall has to offer, even on busy weeknights! Fall is all about comfort food, which means that there are plenty of hearty dishes the whole family will love. Even if you’re short on time, you can easily whip up a healthy Fall dinner with some of these instant pot and slow cooker recipes! Butternut Squash Curry By Kate Merker and Loren Cecil   Ingredients 1 cup long-grain white rice 3 Tbsp coconut or canola oil, divided 1/2 small butternut squash (about 1 pound, peeled and cut into 1/2-in. pieces, about...
There are a lot of hints and especially scents to let us know that Fall is in the air but nothing says Fall like the changing of the leaves. From bright yellow to vibrant red with a dash of purple, it can all create quite the view. So wether you enjoy all things pumpkin spice or live for some fresh cider doughnuts we can all agree that there’s nothing like the splendor of the brightly colored trees, gently rattling in the breeze, as a dark stormy sky approaches. With all of that being said, we think it would only be fair to enjoy some crafts with your kids, specially dedicated towards celebrating the Fall leaves and their magnificent display! Leaf Handprints By House of Burke This first craft couldn’t be any easier or more fun! Cover the palm of the hand with Fall color paints such as yellow, brown, orange,...
We are always excited to share about all the things we love about HighPoint living! Whether you are new to the community or a familiar face in the neighborhood, we want to ensure that you are taking full advantage of all the exciting events planned especially for all of our fellow residents! Here at HighPoint we value community and residents are able to easily stay connected through the HighPoint Community Life Facebook page! You can join the group to keep up to date on all the events happening each month at HighPoint. From Bingo nights to kids craft night, there’s something fun for everyone! Follow the link below to get connected https://www.facebook.com/groups/583026212488073/?ref=share Spuds and Suds – September 10th at 3pm Fall season is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than with a hot potato bar and a deliciously cold beer! Keep an eye out for location...
Naperville Last Fling – SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 Naperville Last Fling will be held on September 2-5, 2022 at Naperville Central High School. It will feature live music on multiple stages, carnival rides, special events, delicious food, family fun land area, business expo and more. Kane County Flea Market – SEPTEMBER 3, 2022 Kane County Flea Market will be held on September 3-4, 2022 at the Kane County Fairgrounds, St. Charles, IL. There will be over 600 dealers exhibiting a variety of items. It will feature refurbished furniture, sports collectibles, seasonal decorations, antiques, or fancy junque. Admission: $6, children under 12 are free. Hours: Sat 12pm-5pm, Sun 7am-4pm Joliet September Craft and Vendor Show – SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 Joliet September Craft and Vendor Show will be held on September 10-11, 2022 at Louis Joliet Mall, Joliet, IL. It will include a variety of crafters, amazing artists, fall decor, food vendors, baked...
With school back in session, you might already find yourself feeling fed up (pun intended) with packing your kid’s school lunches and it’s only just begun. We’re here to tell you that packing a school lunch doesn’t have to be a nightmare! The trick is to find the right combination of foods that are healthy and what your kids will actually eat. We know it sounds easier said than done and it might even sound impossible but by combining a variety of familiar foods, with other healthy items presented in creative ways, you are more likely to have success. Start by giving your children choices of foods they would enjoy for lunch by taking them on a grocery shopping trip. Offer different foods for each day of the week. Kids enjoy variety. Involving children in the choices for their school lunches increases the chances they will eat everything you packed....
It’s true that our homes are an extension of who we are and how we create our space and live in it, can shape our mood, affect our productivity, and influence our outlook on life. In fact, scientific studies have shown that we can have an impact on our happiness by simply adjusting our habits and routines that constitute our daily lives. It’s incredible how a few adjustments to our daily habits can become a catalyst for meaningful, positive change! Here are a few simple things you can do every day to feel happier at home. Display sentimental items It’s easy to get swept up in all of the social media trends and allowing it to shape how our homes should look. We are here to tell you that it’s okay to have a home that looks like it’s being lived in, rather than ready for a showing or in...
It’s that time of year again, when summer break is almost over and it’s time to get ready for Back To School. Whether you’re sad to say goodbye to those long warm summer days with your kids or feel like your busy schedule is making it difficult to get organized, we have some helpful tips to make the transition a bit smoother for both you and your kids. Getting started with your task list sooner than later will only make things easier, by creating smaller task lists to be completed every week, will help make things more manageable. There are also things that need to be done in a timely manner and can’t necessarily be rushed, such as getting your child scheduled for their physical. Practice back to school routines These routines will include homework time and after school lunch. Ask yourself, what will you expect from your kids when...
From our Reflections neighborhood to our Town Square neighborhood, it’s never been easier for residents of HighPoint Apartments to work from the place they call home. With spacious floor plans that can be shifted and transformed to meet your needs, the sky is the limit! With all of that being said, we understand that it can still be challenging to stay focused, while working from home. Unlike a regular office, working from home puts us in close proximity to the things that help us relax and unwind, making it difficult to stay behind your desk, especially when tasks become tedious. Therefore we would like to share some helpful tips to help keep you on task and make everyday as productive as the last! Home Office Space In order to help separate work from relaxation, it is crucial to have a designated work space, within your home. Try to select a...
We’ve all been there, when you’ve had a long day full of constant decision making at work and now it’s time to make possibly the toughest decision of them all: “What’s for dinner?” It can be difficult making the choice between convenience and healthy food options but with these easy dinner recipe ideas, you can have the best of both worlds. Honey Glazed Salmon is both a healthy and delicious dinner option. Ingredients: 1 pound of fresh salmon, divided into 4 filets Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 4 Tablespoons of honey 2 Tablespoons olive oil 6 cups of mixed baby greens (2 cups per salad) 1 cup of your favorite mixed seeds, dried fruit and nuts. (1/4 cup per salad) Dressing of your choice Directions: Thoroughly wash your greens and spin them dry or allow to air dry for a bit and then set aside. Heat olive oil in...
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