Focus Friday: K. Hollis Jewelers

Posted by Emma Johnson on 2/9/18 2:16 PM

Today for Focus Friday we talked to K. Hollis Jewelers!  What began as a hobby has grown into a thriving business with an emphasis on creating meaningful jewelry pieces while fostering a sense of community with their customers.  Take a look at their story and plan your visit before Valentine’s Day!

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The Tea Tree - Focus Friday Ep. 28

Posted by Laine Smith on 1/25/18 11:21 AM

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Jester Park

Posted by Emma Johnson on 5/25/17 11:00 AM

Spring and summer are for exploring and enjoying the outdoors, especially in the Midwest since a good part of the year is cold and snowy. This summer, plan a visit to Jester Park, a 675-acre park with lots for your family to see and do!

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Out and About with Compass: Wahoo Woods

Posted by Emma Johnson on 5/25/17 9:30 AM

We ask a lot of our kids each day. From standing patiently in line while running errands, to sitting for extended periods while focusing on school work. Finding appropriate ways for them to expend all their build up energy can be tricky for parents.

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Out and About with Compass: Shoreline Architecture Tours

Posted by Emma Johnson on 5/18/17 9:30 AM

It’s a good time of year to be a Chicagoan! The warm weather is here to stay and the city is coming alive again. We’ve earned the nice weather, so as you’re making your spring and summer to-do list, put an architecture tour from Shoreline Sightseeing on your list!

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Out and About with Compass: Smart Museum of Art

Posted by Emma Johnson on 5/11/17 9:30 AM

Looking for somewhere to hang with mom this weekend that she’ll enjoy just as much as the rest of the family? Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Smart Museum of Art on the University of Chicago campus. The museum is one of the best in the city, and even better—it’s always free!

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Out and About with Compass: Main Street Market

Posted by Emma Johnson on 5/4/17 9:30 AM

Shopping locally is socially responsible, provides a high-quality product, and allows for opportunities to delve deeper into the community in which you live. This is definitely the case at the Main Street Market, held in Rockford twice each year! Plan to attend this open air market, on May 20th, for an opportunity to buy handmade and vintage goods from over 150 vendors! Cute, quaint, unique and fun don't even begin to cover it!

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Out and About with Compass: Klehm Arboretum

Posted by Emma Johnson on 4/27/17 9:30 AM

While the city of Chicago holds some amazing things, sometimes heading West for a couple hours, out of the city, can be a refreshing change of pace. This spring, head over to Klehm Arboretum in Rockford for a beautiful escape!

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Out and About with Compass: Iowa Edition: Grundy County Barn Quilts

Posted by Emma Johnson on 4/20/17 10:00 AM

Nothing is quite as relaxing as taking a leisurely drive on a country road. Pretty scenery, windows down, and good music on the radio makes for a special afternoon. This spring, when you need to unwind a bit, take a trip to Grundy County to see their unique Barn Quilt Project that’s been in the works since 2003!

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Out and About with Compass: Maxwell Street Market

Posted by Emma Johnson on 4/20/17 9:30 AM

Everyone loves a good deal, and when you combine a unique and inexpensive find with the art of bargaining, it deepens the appreciation because you really had to work for it! Chicago combines this experience while celebrating its culture and tradition at the weekly Maxwell Street Market!

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