Category Archives: Quirky Stuff

Irving Berlin’s A White Christmas in Boston [Review]

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Guest post by Carrie Edwards of Colorful Spark. Exactly one week before Christmas Eve, I was able to treat my 6-year-old daughter to a special event, attending Irving Berlin’s White Christmas on stage at the Citi Wang Theatre in Boston. I’ve watched the movie every Christmas season for as long as I can remember and…

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical [Review]

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Last night, my dad and I slogged through rain and flooded streets to get my kids to see Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical in Boston. We could have used a sleigh with some reindeer assistance because the traffic was awful and we ended up a few minutes late. Luckily, we zipped into the theater…

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Comes to Boston [Giveaway]

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Growing up in New England, a “white Christmas” was always an ideal. Sure, it comes with travel headaches, but it’s just so magical. I think that magic is captured in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. It tells the story of a song-and-dance duo who meet a pair of talented sisters and go through a variety of…

#GiftSmart with Radio Shack and Some Great STEM Toys

I have always thought of Radio Shack as the place to go for random electrical parts, and the occasional gadget. It was never the place I thought to go for my Christmas shopping. So when I got the invite to “Gift Smart” with Radio Shack, I was intrigued. It turns out that Radio Shack has…

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.