Elf The Musical in Boston with George Wendt [Giveaway]

Elf The Musical in Boston with George Wendt [Giveaway]

It wouldn’t be Christmas in Boston without the arrival of a family-friendly holiday-themed theater experience. This year, it’s Elf The Musical, and we’ve been offered tickets for review, plus a giveaway for a lucky family (see below). I have a confession: I have never seen Elf the movie. Nope. Not once. I’m going into this… [more]

The Color Purple Comes to Boston

The Color Purple Comes to Boston

I remember the first time I read Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. It was both heartbreaking and beautiful, sort of like a song that speaks directly to your heart. When I heard they were making it into a musical, it seemed only fitting. The tour of The Color Purple is now coming to Boston and… [more]

Creating Spookier Halloween Decor with AtmosFX

I love Halloween decorations, and I love technology, so when AtmosFX asked me to check out some of their products, I was just a little excited. AtmosFX sells holiday decorations that come to life and they are really pretty amazing. I was a bit skeptical, but everyone who has seen them has been impressed. AtmosFX… [more]

When Your Internet is Too Reliable – FIOS Comes to Boston

When Your Internet is Too Reliable – FIOS Comes to Boston

The evening after Verizon FIOS asked me to help spread the word about the arrival of FIOS in Boston, our Verizon FIOS Internet service at home went out. I kid you not. I was trying to wrap up some work for the night when the Internet stopped responding. I rebooted my router. Nothing. Not much… [more]

Annie Comes Back to Boston

Annie Comes Back to Boston

We’ve been fortunate enough to be able to introduce our kids to theater early and often. My son could probably take it or leave it at this point, but my daughter still delights in the magic. And, honestly, it doesn’t matter to her if it’s a high school production or a full-scale Broadway affair. From… [more]

Brunch at Il Casale in Belmont, MA

Brunch at Il Casale in Belmont, MA

I love brunch. Who doesn’t, right? I also love getting out and spending time with other adults. My kids are great and all, but it’s nice to enjoy a meal where you’re not responsible for anyone else’s table manners but your own. Il Casale in Belmont, MA, recently hosted a brunch for some bloggers to… [more]

A Shortbread Fairy House for Spring

A Shortbread Fairy House for Spring

I can’t believe it’s spring. It’s wet and cold outside and the winter seemed to fly by. But here we are. By way of inspiration the folks at Walkers Shortbread sent me some of their shortbread fingers with the invitation to use them to talk about spring. My fellow Walkers Shortbread Society members had all sorts… [more]

Chocolate Covered Shortbread and Dulce de Leche Bars

Chocolate Covered Shortbread and Dulce de Leche Bars

 Just before Christmas, Walkers Shortbread sent me a few boxes of their shortbread fingers to play around. I’ve recently started working with them to sample some of their products and I was excited to get started. Since I needed some yummy desserts for various holiday parties, I whipped up these delicious chocolate covered shortbread and dulce… [more]