Tag Archives: Quirky Stuff

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]

Adorable Airplane Cupcakes and Favor Boxes

Adorable Airplane Cupcakes and Favor Boxes

Do I love to bake? Why, yes I do. Do I love crafts? Yep. But I rarely have time to really enjoy doing either. When I was asked to make cupcake party party favors for my sister-in-law’s shower, I embraced it as an excuse to spend time engaging in two of my favorite hobbies. The… [more]

Pocket People–When Toys Have Beautiful Stories

Pocket People–When Toys Have Beautiful Stories

I’m just back and processing everything from Toy Fair. I always enjoy wandering the halls and seeing so many wonderful toys, games, dolls, and accessories. But what I like best about Toy Fair is the People I Meet. It’s easy, in the toy aisles of whatever massive store we’re shopping in, to forget the people.… [more]

Journey of a Giant Bear

Journey of a Giant Bear

It’s no secret that I have a spontaneous streak. Or that I have a certain sense of adventure. Or that I’m tenacious once I set my mind to something. Or that I’m a bit of a dreamer. It started when Lady Bug and I toured the Nutcracker Suite at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common. It’s a… [more]

Half ‘n Half ‘n Half at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Half ‘n Half ‘n Half at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Take a dysfunctional family of actors, a neutral third party, three plays, two dressing rooms, and a convoluted script, and you have Half ‘n Half ‘n Half, the latest show at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell. Written by John Kolvenback, the show centers on the family dynamics between a long-battling married couple and their… [more]

Memory House at the MRT–A Review

Memory House at the MRT–A Review

Imagine a house where your memories are stored. What would it look like? What would you find? Which rooms would hold which ghosts from your past? In Memory House from playwright Kathleen Tolan, teen Katia (played by Rebecca Blumhagen) grapples with a college essay about her own memory house , as well as her complex… [more]