How To Make DIY Christmas Stockings

Hands holding needle and sewing felt christmas sock for Christmas and new year decor
This year, why not do something different? Rather than buy Christmas stockings like everyone else, make some for your family. As you’ll see with these DIY ideas, they’re not hard to make. Not only that, but many of them make a great family project. Ice Skates You don’t need to ice skate... [read more]

Do Some Christmas Shopping At Hickory Point Mall

Unrecognizable senior woman with paper bags doing Christmas shopping. Shopping center at Christmas time.
Whether you love shopping or whether it stresses you out, you can’t avoid it. This is especially true during the holiday season. Leading up to Christmas, you have to purchase gifts for family and friends, not to mention items for parties, get-togethers, and meals. For example, if you want to... [read more]

Use These 7 Tips To Clean Your Car

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There’s something refreshing about riding in a clean car on your trips in Decatur, IL, and elsewhere. For example, if you step into a vehicle that smells good and is free of clutter and dirt, you instantly enjoy being there. Conversely, if the car has odors, stains, garbage, and other... [read more]

Prepare For Friendsgiving With These Recipes

Thanksgiving table with roasted turkey, sliced ham and side dishes
If you are like most people, Thanksgiving is probably the day when you have your biggest feast of the year. Moreover, it’s a time when you have family and loved ones over. To celebrate this grand holiday and to make it more meaningful for everyone, you want to offer your... [read more]

Make These Pumpkin Spice Wax Melts For Yourself

natural soy wax processed form of soybean oil for handmade soy candles in wooden bowl.
A lot of excitement fills the air as Thanksgiving and Christmas come near. From get-togethers and parties to good food and gifts, there’s a lot to look forward to this time of year. Consequently, you should look for ways to create a festive ambiance in your home so you can... [read more]

Enjoy A Dinner At La Gondola Spaghetti House

Ravioli pasta in a tomato and pepper sauce, grated Parmesan cheese and freshly ground pepper.
Regarding Italian food, spaghetti is one of the most popular varieties to eat. This is a favorite of many people in and around Decatur, IL. However, not all restaurants are created equally when it comes to spaghetti and other pasta dishes. La Gondola Spaghetti House is the first local place... [read more]

Clean Your Car’s Interior Using Homemade Cleaners

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You will likely spend more money on a vehicle than on most things you purchase. You will also rely on your vehicle every day to perform well. In addition, you want your car to look nice – inside and out. If your vehicle’s interior gets dirty, it can start to... [read more]

Learn How To Make Fabric Pumpkins For This Fall

Hand made fabric pumpkins
When you think of fall décor, a few items probably come to your mind. For example, pumpkins are synonymous with this time of year. You can use real pumpkins to place on the doorstep or strategically around the house. However, fabric pumpkins work well too. You can make these yourself... [read more]

Book Your Tee Time For This Weekend

Golfer's hand putting a golf ball on tee in golf course.
If you’re an avid golfer, there is almost no bad time to hit the links and practice your game. That is why you’ll see golfers in Decatur, out on the course in the rain and cold. Fall is a great time for golf, and there are a couple of local... [read more]

Enjoy The Day At The Children’s Museum Of Illinois

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Decatur is home to unique and special attractions all within reach, like the Children’s Museum of Illinois. This beloved museum is a family favorite full of exhibits that teach and inspire kids and adults. Located near the equally enchanting Scovill Zoo, the Children’s Museum can provide endless fun and learning... [read more]