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how it all started

We were ready to see Springfield…

Despite one of us having been born here and the other having called it home for over a decade, neither had truly seen Springfield. Sure we’d go to the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays or hit up the Earth Day Fair every April, but Lincoln’s Tomb? The Dana Thomas House? Jubilee Farm? We’d never been!

And as our children grew – currently in 1st and 2nd grade – we realized just how much they (and we!) were missing out on.

Okay and to be totally honest…the lockdown of 2020 was also a big eye-opener. There was so much to do that we’d never taken advantage of!

So in June 2021 we set out to truly See Springfield. From the famous Lincoln sites to Route 66 adventures and even getting to know lesser-known playgrounds, we’ve made it a mission to shine a light on all the incredible things Springfield, IL has to offer.

We’re so excited to have you here and we know you’ll love what you see.

About the Authors

Amber Temerity Lozzi

Amber Temerity Lozzi first came to Springfield, IL in 2009 when she was stationed at Lincoln Land Community College while serving in AmeriCorps. A graduate of Illinois College, Amber fell in love with the energy that is Springfield and hasn’t left since! She works from home as a digital marketing strategist and runs, a frugal living blog for Millennial parents. When she’s not hiding away in her home office, she can be found hanging out with her kids, their multitude of pets, or dancing around her garden like the free spirit that she is.

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Tony Lozzi

Tony Lozzi is from the northside of Springfield, IL. His great grandfather came from Calascio, Italy in the early 1900s to build the family home that Tony’s mom still lives in today. Tony currently works as a Human Resources Officer. In his free time, he loves to draw, play with his kids, and lose to his wife in Mario Kart.