Need some last minute present advice? Ask Joan Cusack. And excuse my while I hyperventilate

Last weekend I was shopping in Chicago when I happened up Judy Maxwell Home. And then Joan Cusack sold me some tea towels. Check out my craziness at ChicagoNow.

If you have to read to your kids, read these books

Yea yea, we all know we are supposed to read to kids. But who wants to read Calliou? NO ONE! So I combed through Ellis’ shelves and came up with eight recommendations for some fun reads for mom/dad and kid. Check them out here at Chicago Now!

Host an awesome baby shower without breaking the bank

Hosting a baby shower? Want it to be uber cute but don’t want to spend ten zillion dollars at Anthropologie on a napkin ring? Check out my recent post at Chicago Now for tips and pictures. And if you want to get them a gift, I suggest one of the books found here.