Author: Kris McDonald

7 Tips for Finding and Fixing Cold Spots in Your Home with BlindSpotz

When moving into a newly built home you would think that you don’t have to worry about things like cold spots in the house. However, I’m here to tell you that you do. I don’t know what it is, but there just seems to be something about homes that naturally have cold spots in some areas and warm spots in others. BlindSpotz allows you to find these cold spots in your home, and learn how to fix them. Even in my last home which was also newly built we had the same issue. My kids’ rooms at the front...

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5 Things to Do to Prepare Your Home Before Your Vacation

By now you have figured out that I love traveling and vacation. When I am not on vacation, I am mentally planning the next one… thinking about when and where. Are you looking forward to your next vacation? If you’re like most people, you can’t wait to get away for a bit. Vacations are amazing, but it takes a lot of preparing before you can actually leave, and one of the things you need to do is make sure your home is protected. Most people begin making lists of items to pack, but in the frenzy of things to...

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Square Roots Kitchen Brings Healthy Eats to Chicago’s West Loop

The area where the new Square Roots Kitchen is located used to be my stomping ground. I was born and raised in Chicago. I attended Whitney M. Young Magnet High School just west of downtown Chicago. I attended UIC (the University of Illinois at Chicago) right across the 290 expressway for college. Although I have moved on from both, I still frequent the area since my girls are now following in my footsteps. It has been very, very interesting to watch the change in the neighborhood. The big hole near the corner of Madison and Laflin is gone. The...

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5 Home DIY Tips: How to Keep Your Home Clean

Even though we have a brand new home, we still have some home DIY projects on the horizon. As mentioned before we are slowly making our way through the home and putting our own touch on it. This means we are doing things like painting, hanging photos, and swapping out light fixtures. We also have plans to possibly add some wainscoting and wood planks to a couple of walls. And if you have an existing home, improving upon your existing home can be an exciting task. Whether you’re installing that dream kitchen you’ve always wanted, knocking down walls to...

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It’s Time For the 2018 Chicago Auto Show! Win 2 Tickets!

As you already know, I love cars! If I was rich I would be in trouble because I would have like 4 different cars. Because of my love of cars I love attending auto shows. I have attended both the Chicago Auto Show, and NAIAS (the North American International Auto Show), multiple times. There is something about that new car smell x 100 that just gets to me. Unfortunately, I missed last year’s Chicago Auto Show because I just had way too much going on to attend. I’m excited to make it back this year on behalf of the...

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