Category Archives: Quirky Family

How My Kids Taught Me to Love Reading Again


Growing up, you could easily describe me as a bookworm. I would spend entire days curled up with a good book and I was always on the hunt for new things to read. I loved the quiet of reading, the focus it requires, the escapism, and the way it inspired me to write. And then…

Crudite Creations Provides Beautiful and Healthy Veggie Centerpieces

We had LadyBug’s friend birthday party on Father’s Day weekend. We were getting her a bouncy house for the whole weekend, so I thought it would be a good time to have family and friends over, too. They could make the most of the bouncy house and see our new house. We invited Big Guy’s…

Under the Sea Party–Mermaids, Fish, Turtles, and More!


When you’ve got a new house with an indoor pool and a daughter turning 7, all signs point to an “Under the Sea” themed birthday party. Sure, it’s a bit obvious, but it’s also got a lot of potential in terms of decorations and food. Any good party starts with the invitations. Of course, I’m…

A Butterfly Garden Party


Last summer, LadyBug had a Butterfly Garden Party for her 6th birthday. I have been remiss in posting pictures, but that’s largely because I barely took any. I spent hours upon hours upon hours prepping for this party and then had no time to take pictures! So frustrating. In any case, her 7th birthday party…

A Tour of the New Boston LEGOLAND Discovery Center (with a Giveaway!)

LEGO Duplo Giraffe

Our review and overview of the LEGOLAND Discover Center Boston located in Assembly Row, Somerville.

Sweet Little Lille Huset DIY Dollhouses

Lille Huset Le Marias DIY Dollhouse

These DIY dollhouses are just so cute and give kids a chance to use their creativity.

Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker–Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Last year, LadyBug and I were treated to a tour of the Nutcracker Suite at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston. We were both captivated by the magic of it (it even inspired one of our Christmas presents that year), but I had context and LadyBug did not. The tutus, Nutcracker and giant bear were all just…

A Christmas Story, The Musical: A Family Review


A family review of A Christmas Story, The Musical at the Citi Wang theatre in Boston.

The Road to Delicious Perfection–Apple Cider Donuts with Maple Frosting


I love fall flavors. I’d put pumpkin pie spice in just about everything if I could. Mmmm. LadyBug has been asking to bake with me (we’ve been watching Master Chef Kids!) and since she’s just back to health after a pretty scary illness, I figured the time was right. I decided to make these Apple…

Dress Up Life with Blue Heritage Collection Ball Mason Jars

Blue Heritage Ball Mason Jar

I realize that I haven’t posted the pictures from LadyBug’s Butterfly Garden birthday party last June, so you probably have no idea just how enamored I am with Mason jars. They’re kind of trendy right now, anyway, but I just love how versatile they are. And there’s something to be said about storing things in…