Category Archives: Family & Life

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]

Happy National Shortbread Day from the Walkers Shortbread Society

Happy National Shortbread Day from the Walkers Shortbread Society

January 6 is National Shortbread Day (who knew, right?) and it just so happens that I have recently been invited to join the Walkers Shortbread Society. The Shortbread Society is a group of bloggers and other social media influencers who are interested in learning more about the Walkers brand (yum!) and sharing the information out… [more]

It’s Beginning to Look Twice as Much Like Christmas…

It’s Beginning to Look Twice as Much Like Christmas…

  One of the joys and challenges of being in a new home at the holidays is that you have a whole new space to decorate. It’s one of my favorite times of the year, so even as we were house hunting, I had an eye on how each home would look at Christmas. I… [more]

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… [more]

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

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… [more]