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We moved into our new home here in Plainfield a little over 2 years ago, and the memory of packing our every earthly possession is still too much to bare!

packingweb.jpgSince our next home was new construction, we were unable to plan for an exact closing date. Thankfully my wonderful sister Lu Wayne and her husband Dwayne (no… I’m not kidding, those are their real names!) let us live with our 3 kids, 2 dogs, 2 turtles, and guinea pig, in their finished basement for 6 weeks, until we were finally able to sign the papers!

Who moves 2 weeks before Christmas?! Only crazy people.

We closed on our former home on December 15th, 2004 and didn’t move into our new house until January 27. 2005.

What were we going to do with all of our stuff for 6 weeks?! Thankfully we had heard about a new company called: pods_logo.jpg

We had no idea where we were going to find a moving company willing to store all of our belongings for the next 6 weeks without costing us a small fortune. Luckily PODS was incredibly reasonable in price, and extremely flexible with the amount of time we could store all of our STUFF!

I loved that the PODS containers were on the ground level, and easy to access. No stairs or hydraulic lifts! They charge by the month, so we were able to move our things into the POD at our own pace. The best part? We could move in exactly the same way.

truckdrivewayweb.jpgThe units are delivered door to door, exactly when you need them.

I can’t think of a better, more efficient way to move, without being at the mercy of a moving company. We are very satisfied customers, and have recommended PODS to all of our family and friends, whether in Plainfield or somewhere else, who have moved in the last 2 years.

Traditional movers will cost you an average of between $800 and $ 1500 for a 6 room house and usually require that you work within a time frame of about 2 days to pack, transport and deliver all of your possessions. PODS cost us a fraction of that, and gave us the flexibility to choreograph our move perfectly.

We needed 2 of the largest POD units, to move our 2500 sq ft. home and 2 car garage, and still had a bit of room to spare. I don’t think it cost us more than a total of $600 for the entire 6 weeks for both units.

We love our new house and have since added our 4th child to the family. We have definitely grown into our new Plainfield home and absolutely love it!

Julie Green Sig

Plainfield Real Estate


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If you’re like me, you were very sad when Cub Foods in Joliet’s Caton Crossing closed it’s doors back in November.Coming Soon

For some sick reason, one of my favorite past times is grocery shopping! Strange I know, but I love it so much that I’d actually shop for other people if I had the extra time. I am pretty sure I owe this life-long obsession to my my Aunt Lou.

When we were kids, we used to go up to our summer home in Michigan which we shared with her family. There wasn’t much to do in White Cloud, Michigan 25 years ago, so I’d always beg to go with her to Bird’s Grocery Store or Plumb’s Valu -Rite to help with the shopping for all 15+ of us for the weekend. Not only does Aunt Lou love to grocery shop, she loves the deli more than anything!

Yes, Aunt Lou has been known in the past to slap together a sandwich at a red light, because she is just too excited to wait until she gets home!

Oh, boy… I am really getting off track! Back to my story.

Strack And Van TilWhen we first moved to Plainfield almost 8 years ago, the Cub Foods store was actually an Eagle Market. I loved to shop at Eagle because, as a money savvy newly-wed, I always took full advantage of their double value coupon policy. I loved watching the lady deduct all of my coupons at the end of my order. I spent the walk back to my car with a sense of accomplishment. It became almost a game each week to see how much I could save.

When Eagle closed and Cub moved in, I wasn’t sure how I would feel, though as time went on I started to feel more at home. I knew the ladies at the check out, my way around the cereal aisle, and what days they stocked fresh produce. ( I told you, I am sick!)

The day they closed the store, I felt like I had lost an old friend!

5 months later… I am anxiously awaiting the grand opening of the new Strack and Van Til Neighborhood Market on April 12th!

I stopped by and talked to the construction crew a few days ago to get the scoop on an opening day. From what I hear, this Indiana based food company is huge on customer service and has really great prices. If that is true, then they may have found themselves their most loyal customer in me!

Julie Green Sig

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Maybe you don’t attend church on a regular basis…. and believe me, I am not one to judge, but if you are looking for a place in Plainfield, IL to celebrate Easter morning church services this is the place to find the time, denomination and location of the service you are looking for.

Church of the Good Shepherd Evangelical Covenant: 2437 Plainfield Rd. Plainfield ( 1/2 mile southeast of Louis Joliet Mall)

8:30 & 10:45 am

St. Francis Xavier: 2500 Arbeiter Rd. Joliet, IL 60431 (815-609-8077)

Holy Thursday 7:30 pm, Good Friday 7:30 pm, Holy Saturday Blessing of Baskets 11:00 am, Saturday Evening Easter Vigil 8:00 pm, Easter Sunday 8:30 & 10:00 am

Followers of Christ Lutheran Church: 12357 S. 248th Ave. Plainfield (815-439-0700)

Maundy Thursday 7:30 pm, Good Friday 7:30 pm, Easter Sunday 8:15 & 11:00 am

Community Christian Church: 175 W. Highpoint Dr. Romeoville & 901 Shorewood Dr. Shorewood (815-221-2000)

Sunday Services at 9:30 and 11:00 am

Holy Family Parish: 600 Brook Forest Ave, Shorewood, IL (815-725-6880)

Maundy Thursday 7:00 pm, Good Friday 7:00 pm, Holy Saturday 8:00 pm, Easter Masses 7:30 am, 9:30 am, and 11:30 am

Wheatland Salem United Methodist Church: 1852 W. 95th Street, Naperville, IL 60564 (630-904-1035)

Holy Thursday 7:30 pm, Good Friday 7:30 pm, Easter Sunday 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 traditional services in Sanctuary: 9:00 and 10:30 am Contemporary Service in the Worship Center

St. Mary Immaculate Parish: 15629 S. Rt. 59, Planfield, IL

Holy Thursday 7:00 pm, Good Friday 3:00 pm Stations of the Cross, 4:00 pm Via Crucis in Parking Lot, 7:00 pm Veneration of the Cross, Saturday Blessings of Food and Easter Baskets 12:00 noon, Saturday Easter Vigil 8:00 pm, Easter Sunday Services 7:30 am in Church & Gym, 9:00 am Church, 9:15 Gym and Cana, 9:30 at Central Elementary and Ira Jones Middle School, 10:45 am –Church, 12:15 pm – Church, 12:30 pm – Cana

There is no 6:00 pm mass on Easter Sunday

Peace Lutheran Church: 24024 West Main St. Plainfield, IL ( 815-436-9847 )

Maundy Thursday Worship 7:00 pm, Good Friday Worship 7:00 pm, Easter Sunday Worship 6:30 am and 8:30 am… 11:00 am Contemporary Service
Easter Sunday Breakfast at 7:30 am!

I hope that this post helps you find the church and service you are looking for this Easter!

On a side note, the services at these community places of worship fill up fast on holidays such as Easter and Christmas. Please think about arriving early to avoid the issue of having to stand during the service. I know… we’ve had to suffer through standing with our children during several holiday services over the last 8 years!

Julie Green Sig

Plainfield Real Estate

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I got an idea about a week ago to begin featuring local area builders. My plan is to be able to help buyers quickly identify the features, price, and amenities they were looking for in their new home, and have a place to preview them all in one location.

Plainfield Water Tower

I know that not everyone who moves to Plainfield is going to be building a new construction home, but since most of these builders are local area developers, there is a very good chance that the community that you are considering was built by at least one of them!

My goal is to have all of the builders in Plainfield soon!

Stay tuned.

Julie Green Sig

Plainfield Real Estate

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Plainfield will once again join the fight against cancer.

American Cancer Society Relay for Life / What to Do in Plainfield, ILThe American Cancer Society and residents of Plainfield, Illinois can participate in the Relay for Life this June 30th, 2007 by registering for the event here.

The Relay for Life is an overnight event taking place at Plainfield North High School at 12005 S. 248th Avenue, Plainfield, IL. [map]

The Relay brings together those that have been touched by cancer in the Plainfield community. During the event team members take turns walking or running laps. Each team will try to keep a member of their group on the track at all times.

At the end of the Relay there is a Luminaria Ceremony that honors the memory of those that we have lost in the Plainfield community to cancer. It is an extremely emotional part of the event… you will need tissues. dad

My mom and sister participated in Relay for Life in 2003 in Joliet… which happened to fall on the 1 year anniversary of losing my dad to cancer. My dad lost his battle with esophageal cancer on May 28th, 2002. He was just 62 years old.

This is one of my favorite pictures of him… doing what he loved to do… FISH!!!

If he could have done one thing before he died, I know it would have been to teach his grandkids how to fish! They were all so young when he got sick.

We found out he had cancer a few weeks before my husband Tony and I got married. We were all just about to move into our new homes here in Plainfield during that time too. I guess I should mention that my parents, my sister and her family, and husband and I all built new homes in the same subdivision! Little did we know how beneficial it would prove to be as my dad’s illness progressed.

I’m looking forward to participating in the Plainfield Relay for Life this year.

It’s been 5 years, and I sure do miss that guy…

Julie Green Sig

Plainfield Real Estate

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This past fall I was driving to a Dr.’s appointment for one of the kids. I was running late and decided to take a detour through a newly redesigned street. Drauden Road had been closed for awhile and now I know why!!! A new subdivision, Springbrook of Plainfield, was being developed.

Springbank of Plainfield is a custom home community made up of several local home builders.

Springbank LogoThis week I decided to stop by and preview the models to see for myself why it was featured in the 2006 Chicago Sun-Times Cavalcade of Homes and I wasn’t disappointed!

This 250-acre custom home community is amazing!!! I visited a model called the Gibson – and I was absolutely blown away by its design!

This home by Hometown Builders was designed with families in mind.

Hometown Builders is only one of the many builders offering new construction homes in this community. I met with Janine in the sales office when I previewed one of the floor plans available from them for construction.

If you have kids... can you imagine spending the summers at the community’s 9-acre aquatic center?! They have water slides, a zero-depth swimming pool, and competitive lap and diving pools.

If you’ve been looking for a custom home in a well planned development, right near the heart of Plainfield, IL, you have to visit this community. Priced from the mid 400’s, and ranging to the mid 600’s, it is an amazing custom home value!

Besides, there is a charming one-lane bridge within walking distance of the neighborhood that crosses the Du Page River! The community is also a short distance from Plainfield Central High-school which is part of the highly sought after Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202.

If your looking for a new construction, custom home in Plainfield, you owe it to yourself to visit these models. If your like me, you’ll want to move in… this weekend!

Julie Green SigPlainfield Real Estate

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We hadn’t even been married for 4 days when I started my search for the nearest Humane Society here in Plainfield…

I ambushed my newly married husband, at his first day back at work since our wedding!

“Hi baby… watcha doing?” (Said in my sweetest voice, of course!!!)

“You know… I was just driving through that downtown area in Plainfield… you know, near 59 and Division Street? Yeah, I came across the Humane Society of Plainfield here in town…. it was so weird… I didn’t even know it was there…” (Uh-oh! He’s on to me.)

“I stopped in to see the puppies…” (Silence on the other end… not good… think, think, think.)

“I know we said we were going to wait to get a dog… but you have just got to see this puppy! He is so cute! He’s black, and really furry, and he has huge paws… and floppy ears… can we get him? Puh-leassse???” (Oh no, this wasn’t going like I had planned!!!)

“Will you at least go back with me later to look at him?” (Compromise and negotiate! Always make the other guy feel like he’s gaining something!)

“Okay, I promise I will never bring it up again… if you just go with me tonight to see him. I mean it, never again. If you say no… then the answer is no. That’s fine with me.” (He’s softening – yessssss!)

These are what we came home with that night!!!

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Ceaser AND Cleo

Play The Show

Humane Society of Plainfield
14411 S. Route 59, Plainfield, IL 60504

phone (815) 436-8387 | website

Julie Green Sig

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