Friends, I have a delightful holiday giveaway for you! The Nutcracker opens at the Boston Opera House on Friday and thanks to my friends at Boston Ballet, I have two pairs of tickets to give away! Boston Ballet never fails to deliver magic (a few weeks ago I found myself in tears over Swan Lake) and The Nutcracker would make for an incredibly special outing with your young ballet fan!
Though I'm not into the whole "Hey it's the holidays so let's hit the stores at 3am to score bargains!" thing, I'm definitely into supporting small businesses -- any time really, but Saturday, November 29 is Small Business Saturday. And if you're downtown, check out The Grommet's pop-in shop within Michelle Willey at 8 Union Park Street in Boston. (If you're not in striking distance of the store, you can shop the special collection online. Yay!)
Happy Monday -- I hope you had a great weekend, and welcome to the holiday week! To help you with your holiday week/weekend planning (and also because I'd like to spend most of the Thanksgiving holiday offline) today I'm doing a Weekly Blueprint/Weekend Roundup mashup via this roundup of curated events from today through Sunday the 30th. Enjoy (and don't forget to read these posts to help make Thanksgiving less stressful and more fun)!
I've found that the second time around as a parent, I've been way lazier about initiating creative projects. And sometimes I feel pretty bad about it because Violet clearly loves creative projects, especially sensory-related ones. So I'm thrilled about Asia Citro's 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids. Replete with doable projects, simple instructions, and great photos, this book is inspiring me to try a new activity with Vi each week.
Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're having a great week! I'm floating on a happy cloud after yesterday's Girls on the Run practice 5K -- so proud of the girls in this program! Meanwhile, enjoy today's roundup of 21 fun events for your weekend, and be sure to check out these 11 posts to help you make Thanksgiving more fun and less stressful. And finally, today is the last day to enter to with the iPad Air 2 giveaway! Good luck and happy weekend!