Category Archives: Quirky Stuff

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical in Boston [Giveaway]

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Did you know that it’s the 50th anniversary of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer television special? There will be a lot of celebrating this year for the famous reindeer and his buddies (I’m particularly excited about the set of U.S. Postal Service stamps), but what better way than to catch the whole gang live at…

Annie the Musical in Boston [Review]

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  We had the great pleasure of attending the opening night of Annie in Boston this past week. It started with the arrival of Isse Swickle as Annie and Gilgamesh Tagget as Oliver Warbucks via 1937 Packard. The two strolled the red carpet, posing for pictures and signing autographs before heading off to get ready…

Annie Comes to Boston [Giveaway]

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I love musicals. I grew up in the kind of family that burst into song at the slightest provocation. It’s what we do. As a young girl, Annie was one of my favorites. Not only is the story and music age appropriate, but the idea that your fate could suddenly shift on a dime and…

Mabel’s Labels Puts Lost & Found Out of Business (Review & Giveaway)

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Back to school means a lot of new things… lunch boxes and backpacks and shoes and outfits. With young kids, every single thing needs to be labeled. Even if you think they can’t possibly lose a shoe, you are likely to be surprised by what your kids manage to leave behind. Mabel’s Labels intends to…

The Bouqs Review: Flower Delivery with no Frills or Hidden Fees

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The Bouqs pledges to deliver beautiful flowers without hidden fees. They hold up to their promise!

Peapod Announces Pick-Up Service and Celebrates a Birthday (plus a giveaway!)

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Peapod service gets better with a new store Pick-up option.

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!

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

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

Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Family on the Odyssey in Boston (Giveaway)

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Do you do anything special as a family for Valentine’s Day? Do you get them treats or gifts? Have dinner as a family? I’ll admit… I’m not all that great about celebrating Valentine’s Day. I’m often out of town traveling for work and it’s not always easy to find something that’s kid-friendly. If you’re in…