Category Archives: Quirky Stuff

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


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…

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.

Celebrate the Holidays with Bird’s Eye Vegetables–Recipes and Giveaway

As we transition into the colder months and holiday foods, I think it’s easier to put veggies out of your mind. Here in New England, we’re done with gardening and visits to pick-your-own farms are closed. But with cold and flu season upon us, it’s still important to make sure kids are getting all of…

A Christmas Story, The Musical: A Family Review


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

HEXBUG Nano V2s Visit the Girl Scouts


You may remember way back in February where I told you a bit about HEXBUG Nano V2, the little HEXBUGs that can climb. They are now readily available online and in stores like Target. Recently Innovation First, the company behind the HEXBUG phenomenon, offered us a home party kit to share with some friends. We…

A Christmas Story, The Musical Comes to Boston–Discount Code and a Ticket Giveaway!

A Christmas Story, The Musical Cast

Win tix and get a discount code for Christmas Story, The Musical 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…

Harvard Sweet Boutique Gift Box Review

Ginger Molasses Cookie

I pretty much never say no when someone asks if I want to review cookies and/or brownies. I love them. And, as much as I enjoy baking my own, I’m equally delighted to try someone else’s creations. So, of course, when Harvard Sweet Boutique said they wanted to send me some treats, I was all…

S’mores Cookie Recipe from Ocean Edge Resort


S’mores cookies. What more do I need to say?

Summer Tastings at Bruegger’s Bagels

Morning Glory Bagel

Earlier this year I posted about my tour of Bruegger’s Bagels. It turns out that my cousin is the manager of one of the local stores. Who knew? Anyway, when I was asked to check out their summer menu, I certainly wasn’t going to say no. But the stores aren’t really all that convenient to…