Paper Love: Invitations and Stationery Beyond Basic (Sponsored)

I love paper.  It is kind of funny that in an age of online everything, “e-vitations”, and calendar syncing we are also in an age of stationery, journaling, washi tape, and custom all types of paper from photo cards to business cards.  Printing speeds have increased, the ability to proof work has been streamlined, paper…

Travel to North Adams: The Porches Inn at Mass MoCA

As I mentioned the other day, I have been bitten by the travel bug or perhaps I was born with it (the more likely story).  In any case, I love Fall in New England so I don’t like to travel too far and one of my favourite places to go when there is a chill…

Travel to Toronto: Hôtel Le Germain Maple Leaf Square

Toronto isn’t my city.  My city is Boston and when I talk about “the city” I mean NYC.  On the other hand, Toronto is the city I grew up with.  It was the place we drove a little over an hour to visit family and friends for special occasions or planned a trip to for…

Father’s Day: Mood Board

Why is it that all the father’s day cards are terrible?!  My husband complained about the selection at CVS, and I struggled to find anything good at Target.  I bet Olives and Grace has some hip cards and maybe Paper Source’s selection was better.  In any case I found one and we’ll make some too….

Mother’s Day Your Way

Moms are all different and unique. Therefore, Mother’s Day should be celebrated in just as many different ways.  There are the double mom families and the single mom families. There are the grandma families and the “missing mom” families.  Finding the right gift or outing doesn’t have to be difficult.  Flowers are appreciated by some…

Staying Relevant: Sleeping Beauty

We live in interesting times.  If there ever was a time of fast-paced progress and equally extreme desire to recreate some sort of status quo it seems like this is that time.  (No doubt the industrial revolution had a similar vibe in some ways.) I have the job of raising two children in these times and for the…

Pack a Picnic: Stack, Sandwich, Wrap it up with Willow Tree Farm Chicken Salads

It is still a little chilly outside, but with a few extra blankets, let’s just get this picnic season started. (You know you already have all the chairs and blankets in the car because spring sports are well under way.)  Here are a few menu options for your picnic whether it’s a weeknight dinner at the playground…

Little League at Fenway: Mayor Walsh pitches off Little League Season

Will your team be there? Mayor Walsh with the Red Sox and Boston City Little League Teams will be hosting a Little League Opening Day celebration at Fenway Park on Wednesday, April 19th from 11:30 – 2PM. Little Leaguers including softball players and Little League teams outside of Boston, will be taking the field at…

Spring Break: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Spring Break in New England is a bit of a dilemma.  It is when the flowers start blooming. The weather is great and you just want to stay put to enjoy spring’s début.  On the other hand, it is a full week with no school for the kids and if you’re lucky you can take…

Easter: A Tisket A Tasket A Local Boston Basket

I love Easter.  Well, we don’t celebrate Easter but I love the memory of Easter brunches in Toronto.  We used to go fairly often to my parents’ friend’s place; they were like family to us.  We would drive a good hour to get there and when we did we were rewarded with a table of…

April, The Joke is On You: Xfinity to the Rescue (Sponsored)

The best way to deal with this temperamental weather, New England, is full on denial. Step 1: Buy some pretty floral spring wrapping paper from your local TJMaxx or Paper Source and plaster all your windows with it. Step 2: Turn up the thermostat or grab all your cozy blankets. Step 3: Fill a pitcher…

Boston Hotel Spotlight: Element Seaport

Finding a hotel in any metropolitan city can be a little mind boggling. There are the posh hotels downtown that risk being party central, budget busting, or just too close to the hustle and bustle to be conducive to a good night’s sleep. There are the hotels that claim to be in the city but,…