Parragon Book Buddy: Christmas 2000 Stickers, Draw your World

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OMG Stickers…. The boys were thrilled with this book, Christmas 2000 Stickers, it was hard for me to get a look at it. Our December Parragon Book Buddy shipment was a great one.  They are still working their was through the activities and sticker pages. “Pull on your hat, coat, and mittens and get ready […]

How to Make a DIY Vintage Inspired Marquee Sign Letters

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This was a spur of the moment DIY project for me. I spotted the recycle pile of letters at my work (these are actual outdoor signs / channel letters that we removed for a client) and it hit me, “I can make those light up.” Throughout the day I thought more and Googled a few […]

Christmas Ornaments – Melted Peppermint Candy

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These peppermint candy ornaments are very easy.  This was our trial run “project testing” to see if it would be our chosen yearly Christmas craft. Even though they were super easy, it did not make the cut this year. Our quick review / feedback: 1) super easy 2) very fragile — these things are ok for […]

Enter to win 2 Inspirational Sketchbooks from Parragon Books and 1 Blank Journal!

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Enter to win a these Inspirational Sketchbooks ! Draw Your World is an inspirational sketchbook that will stimulate your imagination and entertain you for hours! With literal and figurative ideas of things to draw, this book encourages would-be artists of all ages. It is suitable for all artistic and drawing abilities, making it the perfect […]

Weekly Photo Challenge #mapicaday

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Sometimes I can’t stop my brain…. It is something I have been thinking about for a year or two.  In moments of procrastination, I create. I designed a photo challenge for myself. Weekly. I have 8-9 weeks ready to go, through the new year…. I already have some great ideas for 2015! How it works? […]

Boston Wine Expo 2015 – Media Preview Food & Wine Tasting at Seaport Hotel’s Aura Restaurant

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The Boston Wine Expo is an event I look forward to very much – I’m hooked.  The media / blogger wine and food tasting preview event is fun in a different way.  The evening is much more intimate than the actual expo.  Plus, I get to leave work early and meet up with my sister […]

Run 2014. Finish Lines August to October. Race Recaps

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#8 : 08/24/14 Butterfly 5k, North Attleboro, MA – 35:29.44 / Pace 11:30, It was a hot day. Challenging Run. This one gets me every time. #9 : 08/30/14 PawSox 5k, Pawtucket, RI – 32:37.0 / Pace 10:31 NON-STOP { Blog Post Here Soon } #10: 09/14/14 Buzzards Bay Sprint Triathlon, Westport, MA – 2:09:04 NON-STOP { Blog […]

Herman’s Letter – Bloomsbury Books

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This is such a heartwarming book… About Herman’s Letter: What do you do when your best friend in the whole wide world has to move a long way away? Promise to write to each other ALL the time and to stay best friends FOREVER, that’s what. But it’s easier said than done – especially when […]

Parragon Book Buddy: Jingle Paws and 100 Tractors, Trucks and Things that GO!

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These books are just right for a couple of little boys!   Boys and Dogs, Boys and Things that Go = Perfect Pairs. At first we assumed “Jingle Paws” was a book about Santa bringing a puppy for Christmas ( a controversial topic in our home… ;).  Once we had a chance to read it […]

Parragon Book Buddy: The Bully and The Shrimp, Monster High Book Review

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Parragon Books!   This month the boys were excited when the book package was delivered. They could not wait to tear open the cardboard box. The first book to hit their hands was “Monster High”. What? Mom, why did you get a girls book?!  Needless to say, we did not get too far into that […]

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