On #BlogHer15 and the Extent of Community

So far, every week this month, I’ve stayed in a hotel. I’m starting to feel like I really work. Last week, I was away for my state church convocation, and the week before that I was in New York for.. ....more

DIY Box Tops Collection Bin : The Houseful Creates

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How to Become a Twitter Rockstar at the #BlogHer15 Conference

So, you're ready to take BlogHer by storm. You have your ticket, your room, and every single outfit and pair of comfortable shoes that you own packed into one carry-on and your one personal item. However, the single most important tool that you will carry in your arsenal will be whatever you tweet from. Believe me, tweeting is practically an Olympic sport at the conference. ...more

Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Vinegar Based Slaw

I may finally be able to say that summer is in full swing in Chicago. We’ve been grilling outside as much as possible, and I must say, it’s nice to not have to turn my stove on for the evenings.... The post Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Vinegar Based Slaw appeared first on Houseful Of Nicholes ....more

Brookfield Zoo’s Hamill Family Wild Encounters

It was bound to happen. We became members of Brookfield Zoo last week, and I’m not even crying about it. We decided to spend the money for the Family Unlimited membership because it would save us money for parking alone... ....more

Wild Creature Wednesdays on PBS Kids

About a month before school let’s out, parents start receiving correspondence to help bridge the summer gap. We’re given papers, emails, blog posts, Pinterest images, all of it. While the littles are homeschooled, I still like finding things for them.. ....more

Ten Books to Help With Agriculture and Farming Talks

+ If you’ve noticed lately, I’ve been talking a lot about farming, and gardening, and where our locally sources meats and produce come from. I think it’s been about three years since I paired up with Illinois Farm Families, but... The post Ten Books to Help With Agriculture and Farming Talks appeared first on Houseful Of Nicholes ....more

Random Thoughts From the Mind of a Man

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for me to give Mr. Houseful his space. Today he gives us thoughts that….well you just have to read them....more

Visiting the Taste of Chicago This Year?

Every year for 35 years, downtown Chicago is transformed into a foodie zone, as the Taste of Chicago gears up to make those of us with insatiable appetites and a hankering for finding new places to dine, very happy. A... The post Visiting the Taste of Chicago This Year? appeared first on Houseful Of Nicholes ....more

Join ConAgra Foods and My Houseful As We Give Kids a #HungerFreeSummer

I’m partnering with ConAgra Foods and Kid President to share with you about #HungerFreeSummer. All opinions expressed are my own. If you know me, I don’t like to be hungry ....more