Archive for May 28, 2011

Farmers Markets

Weekends in summer means FARMERS MARKETS!  Check out your local listings to find out when yours are held or you may also use these sources too 🙂  Enjoy and happy pickings!

SHOUT OUT — Feel free to share if you have been to a local farmers market and found a really great product!  🙂

Few more:

Orland Park Farmers’ Market: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays through October 7, Village Green, 14700 S. Ravinia Ave, Orland Park.  No market August 5th.

Tinley Park Farmers Market: 7 a.m.-Noon, Saturdays through September 24., Zabrocki Plaza, 173rd Place and Oak Park Avenue.

New Lenox 8-1 on Saturdays,

Frankfort 10-2 on Sundays through Oct 9, Breider Green, Kansas and Ash streets, downtown Frankfort.

Mokena French market, 8-1pm on Saturdays through Oct 29, Metra Parking lot, corner of Front Street and Wolf Road.

Homer Glen, 9-1pm Saturday’s through Oct 15, Sears Essentials parking lot on Bell Road and 159th Street

Lockport, 3-7pm on Mondays, June 13 through August 29. Public Landing south parking lot.

May 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm Leave a comment

Favorite Sites

Be sure to check back to this post for updates as I’ll be adding “favorite” sites on a regular basis 🙂  — My site 🙂  — My TOP coupon code website   — Not much else to say, you know what it does! — Great site for reviews of family orientated hotels, places, etc!   — I was shocked to learn of someone today who had never heard of Groupon.  Girlfriend, you are missing out!  Simply sign-up, choose your city and receive daily emails of “groupons”.  Deals could include “Spend $20 for $40 worth of merchandise at Alsip Nursery”, “Spend $25 get $50 worth of food at Dan McGees”, “Rooftop admission reg. $200 for $95″… that sort of thing!  — Look here to host parties for companies.  I have hosted Dove Chocolate Party and will soon be hosting Expo Washable Marker Party.  In my House Party Box, I received enough goodies for 14 other ladies (package of large expo washable markers, fine tip expo washable markers, learning wipe board and eraser) and an expo easel for myself. I simply host a party and we talk about the product.  Easy peasy and fun and FREE! – Similiar to Groupon.  Same concept.  I’ve purchased movie tickets from here and have had no troubles. 🙂  Good deals too. – Similar to Groupon.

May 28, 2011 at 1:49 am Leave a comment

Ball Park Franks Coupon!

Visit for a 75 cent ball park franks coupon.  I wish I had this a few days ago when I BOGO at Jewel.  Oh well.

May 28, 2011 at 1:42 am Leave a comment

My Favorite Coupon Site

If you have talked online shopping with me, you probably have heard come out of my mouth quite a few times.  From all of the online coupon code websites, is still one of my favorites.  If you haven’t ever checked them out… do so!  You can really save a lot more by visiting or other coupon code sites (simply google “<store name> coupon code”).

May 28, 2011 at 1:29 am Leave a comment

Do You Own a Small Business?

If you or someone you know owns a small business, a web site for your business is imperative today and will increase your bottom line.  Simply Twittering or having a Facebook page won’t completely do the trick.   My goal is to build a web site for you and your business that is easy for you to understand and easy for the audience to understand and navigate. During this process we will also work on search engine optimization techniques. Also, if you do not have an online marketing plan, I can work with you on building one as well and implement it.  You know the biggies… Facebook, Twitter, Linked In to name a few but there are 100′s, 1000′s more and MANY of them are free and by signing up, you are building your online presence creating and building well-designed websites.  Some examples of my work — and

Tana Web Solutions

Mission:  My goal is to develop a long-term professional partnership with each small business client by providing invaluable support and increasing
productivity.  I efficiently free our clients’ time to focus on the challenges of building and growing their business.  I help accomplish this by providing our clients with an online web presence through the means of a website design/creation and online marketing efforts.  My mission is successful, when our clients are successful.

May 28, 2011 at 1:18 am Leave a comment

Museum of Science & Industry – Extended Hours for the Summer!!

Museum of Science & Industry has extended hours starting Friday, May 27th…  They will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day.  If you haven’t gone in a while, it’s a FANTASTIC museum for both kiddies and adults 🙂

May 28, 2011 at 12:53 am Leave a comment

Flea Market Time! (mokena)


The Mokena Community Park District outdoor flea market scheduled for Sunday, May 29, has been canceled.  Darn weather!

What’s summer without a flea market?  Mokena’s outdoor flea market is great and it’s right next to Mokena Main Park (a great place for dad to occupy the kiddies while you find your bargains).  There is also a restroom available too.  Mokena has it three times during the summer.  Click here for more information.

Buyers are admitted free, starting at 8 a.m.!

Interested in selling?  You can register up until the day of the event for $25.  If you pre-register, save $5!

Main Park, 10925 LaPorte Road, Mokena.
8 a.m – 2 p.m., Sunday, May 29.


July Flea Market 07/17/2011
Location: Main Park (map)
Time: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sell your old and new wares at this annual Flea Market in Main Park. We welcome fresh produce new and used crafts, clothing, tools, etc. Spend a day selling and swapping. Groups/organizations welcome. Concession will be available. Registering the day of the event is $25. Registration fees are non-refundable. Check-in time for vendors: 6:45 a.m. Vendors that want spaces together must check-in together (no exceptions). Spaces cannot be reserved for late-comers. Any vendor arriving after 8:00 a.m. will be assessed a $10 late fee. Buyers admitted free at 8:00 a.m.

August Outdoor Flea Market 08/13/2011
Location: Oaks East Field (map)
Time: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sell your old and new wares at this annual Flea Market. We welcome fresh produce, new and used crafts, clothing, tools, etc. Spend the day selling and swapping. Groups/organizations welcome. Concessions will be available. • Pre-registration fee $20 • Registration day of event – $25 • Registration fees are non-refundable • Check-in time for vendors: 6:45 a.m. Vendors who want spaces together must check-in together. (NO EXCEPTIONS). Spaces cannot be reserved for late-comers. • Vendors arriving after 8:00 a.m. will be assessed a $10 late fee. • Bring your own table and chairs (a 15’ by 15’ area will be provided.) • Sellers are allowed only one vehicle by their space for loading and unloading. • A $5 fee will be charged for each additional vehicle accompanying the seller to load/unload. The additional vehicles must be out of the selling area by 8:00 a.m. • If you park a vehicle and/or trailer over 15’ and up to 30’ long, you must purchase two (2) spaces. Any vehicles and trailers longer will need to purchase the correct amount of spaces to accommodate the length of their vehicles. • Spaces are determined by staff on a first-come, first-served basis. • Call the Park Office in advance if you plan to sell food or drink items. Some restrictions may apply. • Vendors are allowed to sell fresh produce. • Buyers are admitted free at 8:00 a.m.

May 28, 2011 at 12:44 am Leave a comment

Gluten Free Dining Options!

Are you in need of Gluten Free dining out options?  For those that are in need of gluten free meals, “dining out” is probably out of your vocabulary.  Have no fear… more and more restaurants are offering gluten free options.  Of course, if your or your child has severe gluten intolerance, always be sure to call the restaurant to find out how they handle their foods (i.e. checking for cross contamination).

Orland Park Prairie Editor Heather Warthen takes you out on the town to check out a few of her favorites.  The long holiday weekend is the perfect time to try one out for yourself.  Click here for more information.


OMG It’s Gluten Free, 19810 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort;

Palermo’s, 11255 W. 143rd St., Orland Park;

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant, 15690 S. Harlem Ave., Orland Park;

and many more!



May 28, 2011 at 12:41 am Leave a comment

Joliet Splash Station – HALF PRICED Admission Memorial Day Weekend

Splash Station will be open
Memorial Day

We have a special treat for all of you looking to take advantage of the warm weather this Memorial Day Weekend…Splash Station will be open this Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30. We will have HALF-PRICE admission all day Saturday! Come take advantage of these bonus holiday hours or get your season pass and take advantage of Splash Station all summer long!


Day Weekend

Station OPEN

May 28 – Monday, May 30

price admission Saturday, May 28

May 28, 2011 at 12:37 am Leave a comment

Animal Adventure – July 10th, 6 to 9pm

This looks like a GREAT event offered through Lockport Park District.  I recently discovered Lockport Park District… great and unique offerings and their private swimming lessons ROCK.

Take a walk on the wild side and bring your family and friends out
for a Sunday night of fun at Animal Adventure! Join us in the amphitheater for
two thrilling and exciting animal shows; one by Reptile Rampage and an exotic
show by A Zoo to You.

Sunday, July 10th
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Deer Crossing Park
1050 West Romeo Rd.,
FREE Event for all

Pony Rides


Pet your
favorite animal at the petting zoo

Other activities include a
balloon twister,
face-painting, a stilt
walker, inflatables and
an animal

Sponsored by Harris

May 28, 2011 at 12:34 am Leave a comment

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