Weekly Blueprint

etsy-cotton-candy-necklace.jpgHappy Monday everyone! Here are some handy/fun ideas to consider in this week's Weekly Blueprint:

December 6: Bring a new, unwrapped toy (to be donated to the Home for Little Wanderers) to Frog Pond between 3-4pm and receive a free ticket voucher to Disney On Ice's Treasure Trove at TD Garden, December 26-29. *UPDATE: This event has been relocated to DCR Steriti Memorial Rink, 561 Commercial Street, Boston.
December 7: It's National Cotton Candy Day (who knew?) and these local restaurants will celebrate with complimentary post-meal confections: BOKX 109 American Prime at Hotel Indigo (Newton) is offering apple, strawberry, and blueberry flavors, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar (Boston) is serving sour apple cotton candy laced with cherry pop rocks, and The MET Bar & Grill (Dedham) is offering watermelon and cherry flavored cotton candy to all parties with kids in tow. Also, Towne Stove and Spirits (Boston) is serving maple cotton candy as a compliment to some of their desserts.

December 8: Revel in a starry night in New Bedford.

December 8: Celebrate Bodhi Day at Barefoot Books.

December 8-11: Support indie crafters at the Brookline Arts Center's Artist Marketplace.

December 9-11: And you can do the same at the Craftboston Holiday Show.

By early this week Enter to win tickets to the Spirit of Boston Santa Lunch Cruise (by noon December 6) and/or the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (by noon December 8).

At your leisure: Consider seeing Peter Pan this month. I took Laurel yesterday and it was really impressive, particularly the 360 degree theatre set! You can look for half price tickets here.

At your leisure: Is your teen in a band? Perhaps they want to consider competing to rock out to help sick kids at Children's Hospital.

At your leisure: Start a fitness program. Here are 11 easy tips to get you going.

At your leisure: Chip away at procuring holiday items -- start by shopping local!

At your leisure: If you're sending holiday cards, pull together photos (I'm doing this right now!). I figure it's OK if they arrive anytime before next winter! (Also, stay tuned, I have a fantastic giveaway lined up to help you in this department!)

At your leisure: In advance of all of those holiday photos, book a hair appointment. I was psyched that I remembered to book a hair cut this past weekend with my friend (and fabulous cut and colorist) Honey Jo this past weekend given that the next couples of weeks are totally packed.

Image credit: Cotton candy necklace by FatallyFeminine via Etsy

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