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Save Your Pennies With These DIY Halloween Costumes For Kids

family having Halloween fun at home
You don’t have to put down the big bucks at the store to buy Halloween costumes this year. Instead, you can throw together a costume with a few easily accessible items. These costumes might be low-cost and easy to make, but they look amazing. Check out some of the best... [read more]

Smoke S’mores With These Fireplace Treats

Smores treats and hot tea in front of a fireplace
S’mores are delicious and all, but sometimes you want to change things up. That’s easy to do when you make these fireplace and campfire treats. Each one is easy to make and tastes even better than s’mores. Now, that’s a reason to light a fire. Banana Boats Have you ever put a... [read more]

Whip Up These Halloween Party Snacks

Halloween cupcakes
Halloween is about more than ghosts and goblins. It’s also about delicious treats. You might have aged out of trick-or-treating, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss the treats. Make these deliciously fun Halloween party snacks to get the party going this holiday. Bugs on a Log You can give your... [read more]

Find Your New Furry Friend At The Humane Society

Girl hugging her dog
You’ve likely heard the slogan “adopt, don’t shop” and prefer to rescue an animal from the shelter. It’s easy to find a new furry companion at the Humane Society of Decatur and Macon County. The animal shelter is open on Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., and the... [read more]

Back Away From The Stove And Head To Sliderz For Dinner

Hamburger for two
Even if you enjoy cooking, it’s not necessarily something you want to do every day. The next time you need a break, head to Sliderz in Long Creek, IL. With delicious food and lots of TVs to watch the game, it’s a fantastic spot to enjoy a meal at the... [read more]

Grab A Bite At Downtown Café And Bakery

couple enjoying breakfast at an outdoor patio
Start your day off the right way with breakfast or lunch at the Downtown Café and Bakery in Decatur. This family-owned and operated restaurant has been a hit since it opened in 2003. With dine-in and online ordering available, you can have your meal your way. Will this be your first... [read more]

Get Active On Labor Day Weekend With These Ideas

Beautiful Family of Four Play Catch Toy Ball
Labor Day is coming up, and you want to spend a fun day with your family. You can pack your day full of activities that even the little ones will enjoy. Check out some fun ways you can get active on Labor Day. Play Lawn Games Your family is sure to have... [read more]

Pay A Visit To The Rock Springs Nature Center And Conservation Area

Little Redhead Boy Learning to Fish in Summer
If you love nature and the wilderness, you can’t beat a trip to the Rock Springs Nature Center and Conservation Area. You can learn about the native wildlife and ecosystem, while also exploring the great outdoors. Plus, there are additional activities to enjoy. Learn more about the Rock Springs Nature... [read more]

Explore The Children’s Museum Of Illinois

Glad mother and daughter looking at expositions
As a parent, you understand the importance of fun and education. You want both to be a big part of your kids’ lives but combining the two isn’t always easy. Fortunately, learning is fun and exciting at the Children’s Museum of Illinois in Decatur. The museum is full of hands-on... [read more]

Attending A 2021 Wedding? Expect To See These Trends

Wedding dinner table with empty glasses
Summer is here, and your “save the date” cards and wedding invitations might be piling up. This is going to be a fun wedding season with some exciting trends. Get the details on some of the biggest 2021 wedding trends. A New Style of Cake Gone are the days of multi-tier wedding... [read more]