"Another thought, I had my kids' 4th birthday at Jumps n Jiggles in Elk Grove Village. Had kids there from 1 to 10 years old and everyone had a blast. Located within the EGV park district, the place is super clean, free parking lot, large indoor…"
"Have you considered the Oak Park Conservatory? I've held kids' parties there with a wide range of ages, and it worked out great. They have a big open room with tables/chairs available and a kitchenette, we brought in food from a local…"
"Not sure if you want to join? Call Heidi to discuss, there are a lot of opportunities to volunteer with a wide range of time and responsibilities. 708/338-1724 x230 or firstname.lastname@example.org."
"My kids are in their second year of preschool at the Academy. Nothing but great things to say, dedicated staff, diverse curriculum, a mixture of traditional and Montessori-style atmosphere. My kids love it and I'm so pleased we decided to…"
"How about the OP Conservatory (I think they allow food) for some creative energy? Or possibly the River Forest Community Center - you'd have to call to see about renting space. Hmm, how about the Oak Park Art League or even the Carleton Hotel?…"
It's time for a night out! Join the Newcomers & Neighbors of Oak Park & River Forest for our Summer Charity Event - cocktail party, raffle, and art show featuring our very own member artists!Enjoy hearty appetizers, pastries and open bar from our sponsors: Maya del Sol, Sugar Fixe and Whole Foods!Bring your good luck charm for our amazing raffle with 20 items ranging from dining gift certificates, to custom jewelry, to a car detailing package to Cubs tickets!100% of the proceeds benefit…See More
"Don't forget about Newcomers & Neighbors of OPRF! We have an awesome playgroup for ages 0-5 (or thereabouts), lots of family activities as well as adult night outs and philanthropic endeavors. Check us out at www.oprfnewcomers.com!"
Don't know if this is the proper place to vent about an Oak Park parking issue, but here I go...Parked at a meter on OP Ave. Meter key function was broken, and the coin slot was jammed. Needing to get to work with no other spots available, I put a white plastic bag with "Meter Broken" and the date written on it over the meter head. Problem solved, right?Nope. I got a ticket for an unpaid meter. Really? Of course I appealed and even took a picture of the bagged meter which I added to my…See More
My block that includes 25 kids, the architecture, the trees, the socially/politically aware while somewhat laid-back residents, great public schools, proximity to the city, park district parks and programs, so much to love!
Interests & Hobbies
Design, travel (some day I'll travel again), watching my twins grow so fast!
Favorite local restaurant
Avenue Ale-House, Maya del Sol
Favorite local shop or business
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I just started the Home Staging business after completing the training a few months ago. I have been doing exterior curb appeal design and a lot of interior architectural design for many years. My main business is the Oak Park Home & Hardware business.
Unfortunately, it has been very slow going in Home Staging because of the current real estate market. If I were busy, then sure!...I would be in need of help. Lets hope for much better days in the future. Thanks!
Hi Heidi, thanks for joining. I was actually going to include the recent story about your and your career path in my end-of-day blog recap tomorrow. Stay tuned! Also, if you'd like to upload some photos of some of your work, feel free. The Careful Peach uploaded some pics of their merchandise a few days ago and I think it was a nice addition to the site. I look forward to chatting with you!