Archive for the ‘NEWS’

  • Archery Lessons From An Olympic hopeful (Jake Kaminski)? Why yes, I did!
    Tweet Seriously I did! There is so much to talk about my trip to Chula Vista that I have done what most overwhelmed and excited people do: Nothing! Not knowing where to start and where to end and wondering whether these posts could even begin to capture my emotions and even being a blogger, I fear my words may fail me and not do proper justice to what was an amazing...
    by at May 12th, 2012 at 05:05 am
  • The “Ask A Local” App From Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
    Tweet I have lived in Massachusetts for around 12 years and have to admit that I still am surprised to find something new if I just took a different route than I normally take. I guess there are several hidden treasures to be discovered and though I like surprises I am more like the “I want to know it all” kinda girl. I am a Googler, a die-hard one at that....
    by at April 24th, 2012 at 07:04 am
  • Curious George At The Zoo App (Free – Limited Time)
    Tweet I have said it time and time again, I love that crazy monkey and if you have been reading this blog you would know that by now. I find that George is closer to being like a kid than several of the kids in the kid shows on tv. Anyway, this is just a quickie post to tell you about this new app and the fact that until May 1st it is FREE! Picture courtesy of Houghton...
    by at April 23rd, 2012 at 07:04 pm
  • Book People Unite Campaign By Reading Is Fundamental!
    Tweet There’s this new campaign making the rounds from Reading Is Fundamental called “Book people unite”. Now I don’t care if that is making public my geeky side but I wear that badge with pride. I have always loved reading, it has been my escapism from times while growing up in instability and allowed me to dream. The learning was constant and beautiful and...
    by at April 23rd, 2012 at 09:04 am
  • Blending Wines In Napa!
    Tweet For making wine, I have always had this romantic notion of grape stomping, a view obviously ingrained in my mind by the countless of movies I have watched. Blending wines, though, was something that never crossed my mind that it happens so I was pretty intrigued when we had to blend our own at Conn Creek Winery. This was one of the highlights for me at the Wine...
    by at April 3rd, 2012 at 11:04 am
  • Postcards From Buster: New Adventures in India (VIDEO)
    Tweet I honestly feel very fortunate to live not too far away from PBS station office and being a natural fan I seriously could visit everyday. There is something about being there that makes the geek in me feel proud that Boston is home to such a wonderful treasure. This may also be why I am also proud to be a PBS Kids VIP ambassador. Recently, well not too recently...
    by at March 29th, 2012 at 11:03 am
  • The Day I Trended In Boston!
    Tweet Blogging in Boston has been a lonely gig for a long time and I have always been a trite (understatement of the year) jealous of my New York buddies. The community of bloggers seemed scattered and sparse and brands did not seem to know we existed. Which is why when a local blogging conference is held I consider it important to be a part of it. You can scream at...
    by at March 28th, 2012 at 09:03 am
  • Pairing Wines In Napa!
    Tweet I cannot look at a bottle of wine without thinking about Napa. I seriously can’t! Better yet, I enjoy my bottle of wine so much more now that I have been to Napa. Did I say “bottle”? I meant glass of wine, but truth be told I am somehow drinking a glass or two and actually loving it. The Wine Sisterhood gathering is definitely one event I plan...
    by at March 26th, 2012 at 11:03 am
  • An Easter Cruise?
    Tweet I know what you’re thinking when I say “cruise”, because that is what I normally am thinking too. Only this time I am going to do a mini getaway that I don’t have to pack for. That alone sounds heaven to me – these days I practically live out of a suitcase. As I type this my luggage remains in my hallway and I am loathe to completely...
    by at March 22nd, 2012 at 07:03 pm
  • My Chicken Change-up VIDEO with Tim Love! #RealFoodies
    Tweet Last week I got to head to NYC to meet with chef Tim Love and also make a video for the Hellman’s chicken challenge.  From my last “acting” stint (I danced with Mr Popper’s Penguins) I knew acting was not for me but I said yes, since there would be no dancing around, I thought how hard could it be. So I flew in late to NYC since I stayed...
    by at March 22nd, 2012 at 11:03 am
  • Meeting Lily Collins, Discussing Eye-brows, Dancing And The Movie Mirror Mirror!
    Tweet I will admit that I am not always in the know when it comes to actor’s names (especially newer ones) so I did not know Lily Collins, or so I thought. Upon resigning myself to just interviewing an actress from the movie Mirror Mirror, I found out that she acted in The Blind Side and then it clicked: I LOVED her role of the daughter of Sandra Bullock in the...
    by at March 20th, 2012 at 12:03 pm
  • Manicures, Makeup and The Mirror Mirror Screening!
    Tweet I had already planned a trip earlier in the week to Napa, CA and 2 trips from Boston to CA in a week would be ridiculous right? Except how could I turn down a trip to Santa Monica for a screening of Mirror Mirror, meeting with Lily Collins (more on that in a separate post) and some spa treatments? Yeah, that’s what I thought. I was never a princessy girl...
    by at March 18th, 2012 at 07:03 am
  • Get Free Starbuck’s Coffee Grounds For Your Garden!
    Tweet Not that I needed another reason to love my Starbucks, but come Spring and their huge bags of coffee grounds are a welcome sight for these winter weary eyes. It is said that these coffee grounds provide nutrients to your garden and I just love that they are free. What a wonderful way to recycle coffee grounds. My favorite part? Is the coffee smell in my garden.
    by at March 12th, 2012 at 08:03 pm
  • Napa, And I!
    Tweet One day I was asked if I was interested to attend a trip to Napa with the Wine Sisterhood. I thought it was a ridiculous question. Does anyone say no to such an invitation? I sure wouldn’t! There has been a lot of craziness in my calendar which has meant that I have been looking super carefully at opportunities to see whether they make sense. That also means...
    by at March 11th, 2012 at 10:03 pm
  • While Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal, It Is More Important To Share It!
    Tweet     I have been a bit of a hypocrite until recently. I have been standing on my soap-box about breakfast being essential with my kids but have been always too much in a rush to actually sit down to eat it myself. I would not be able to focus if I knew any of my kids had not had the most important meal of the day:breakfast. Funnily enough I never gave...
    by at March 10th, 2012 at 07:03 pm
  • Peanut Butter Cup Cake!
    Tweet My wonderful friend Meghan surprised her just as amazing husband Adam with a Peanut Butter Cup cake. Yes, this lady is a fabulous baker too. Anyway she was kind enough to let me post her recipe here. I am eager to try out the recipe soon too but could not wait to share this with you guys. Thank you Meghan for allowing us to share it here. Peanut Butter Cup cake Peanut...
    by at February 26th, 2012 at 11:02 pm
  • Exploring The Cranberry Harvesting Exhibit At Boston Children’s Museum!
    Tweet Whenever I write a post I am at my wit’s end whether to focus on pictures or the writing because as much as I love to concentrate on writing, I do believe a picture is worth a thousand words. So here is a short description from the museum site: Native Voices: New England Tribal Families January 28th – September 3, 2012 Don’t miss your chance to...
    by at February 22nd, 2012 at 10:02 pm
  • The Gum For Bloggers, And Tweeters?
    Tweet So I was late for a pedicure, more on that whole saga later but I was eager to check out one of my favorite stores “Salt Water Works” and was sad to see it gone. I did find a few quaint stores and in one of them I stumbled on these there. How could I not get these being an avid blogger and tweeter?
    by at February 4th, 2012 at 10:02 am
  • IKEA Family Card!
    Tweet On a family jaunt to DC – to speak at the Blogalicious conference we made our regular rest stop at IKEA. If you see me tweet or chat with me on Facebook you would know that I love all things IKEA. Anyway, I just wanted to share with you my lovely find: the IKEA Family card. There are several reasons I love it, except for the fact that it is free and obtained...
    by at January 24th, 2012 at 08:01 pm
  • Catch A Free Advanced Screening Of The Secret World Of Arrietty 28th January 2012! #Boston
    Tweet © 2010 GNDHDDTW © 2012 GNDHDDTW You know already how much I love watching movies with my family, which reminds me I have some discount tickets I better use before they expire,  but there are some movies we wait more anxiously than others.  The Secret World of Arriety comes from the same people who brought you amazing movies like Ponyo and Spirited Away. I was...
    by at January 24th, 2012 at 01:01 pm
  • Tell AbleBanking Who’s Your Favorite Charity And They May Win $1000!
    Tweet You know me, I don’t do contests so there must be a darn good reason to be excited about sharing with you about something new, a contest by a bank. A bank. Before you go “oh, come on Mommy Niri, who gets excited about a bank?” on me, let me tell you about ableBanking. In an age where I feel pretty blase about the banks in this economy it would...
    by at January 17th, 2012 at 08:01 pm
  • 2012 Resolutions Around The Blogosphere!
    Tweet Love ‘em or hate ‘em you have to admit a New Year just smells better with new hopes and goals. Sure come end of January and you may break some of them but truth be told they will always be lingering on your mind. I personally just love the opportunity to start to think about what is important for me to start with. Something about a clean slate makes...
    by at January 2nd, 2012 at 01:01 pm
  • Peace In The New Year!
    Tweet   Wishing you and yours peace and happiness in the New Year!      
    by at December 31st, 2011 at 08:12 pm
  • Kids And Financial Responsibility! #Kidworth
    Tweet Sometimes with the gusto we have to provide our kids with everything, we may be making them blase to everything. I also feel that me having grown up with extremely humble beginnings (and I use that as a huge understatement) means that I try extra hard to give them more opportunities than I had. Then I worry! I worry that they take it for granted and when they whine...
    by at December 28th, 2011 at 08:12 pm
  • Happy Everything!
    Tweet   Wishing all my readers a very happy holiday season!    
    by at December 24th, 2011 at 09:12 pm
  • A Fashion Playtes Fashion Show!
    Tweet Being invited to a media event at Fashion Playtes would have been fun on its own but being invited there with your girls is like adding another scoop to the cone. Considering their site to design clothes for girls, it was like kismet for me with 2 daughters. So while I would have liked to offer some input on the design my girls created before the event but I follow...
    by at December 14th, 2011 at 07:12 am
  • Humidity And The Flu Virus!
    Tweet Last week I attended a media event sponsored by Vicks and while they had several interesting aspects the one that caught my attention. Dr. Meg Meeker shared some information and I was surprised to learn a few things. You wonder why surprised? Well I have taken many things docs say with a pinch of salt, as we are a family who are trying to decrease our dependency...
    by at December 13th, 2011 at 09:12 am
  • T-Mobile Mixer In Boston!
    Tweet It was a wonderful excuse to get out of the house and head to Newbury Street in Boston for the T-Mobile holiday mixer, but even better that I got to host it. I love any excuse to get together with fellow blogger friends so I was more than thrilled when T-Mobile asked me to host it. Of course I was lucky enough to give 2 phones away on the blog as well which was...
    by at December 9th, 2011 at 10:12 am
  • The Pink List Holiday Shopping Crawl!
    Tweet You heard of pub crawl but have you heard of a shopping crawl? The Pink List, a subscription based service that gives you deep discounts to local businesses, is hosting a holiday shopping crawl. About The Pink List The Pink List is Boston’s only exclusive membership program providing Boston moms with endless rewards and exclusive opportunities at all their favorite...
    by at December 7th, 2011 at 08:12 am
  • Kids Understand More About Money Than You Think! #kidworth
    Tweet Normally the urge to shelter kids from the financial situations in a family comes like second nature, as it should be. While I would never recommend burdening kids with debt issues I do believe they do understand more than we give them credit for. When I was around 10 years old I recall hearing the ice-cream truck down my street. My family came from pretty humble...
    by at November 30th, 2011 at 07:11 pm
  • Macy’s Tree Lighting In Boston: 11/25/2011 5PM Light Up The Night!
    Tweet The one thing that makes up for the bitter cold in Winter is that the holiday season is deeply immersed in it. With celebrations from Halloween, Diwali, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, you may be able to forgive the iciness. I just wanted to give a heads up to the Macy’s annual tree lighting. Whether it be the annual Thanksgiving parade in NYC or...
    by at November 21st, 2011 at 10:11 am
  • Read And Romp In Boston!
    Tweet I hardly enter contests but when I saw a contest for Read And Romp I actually entered over at Stowed Stuff. Being a blogger I guess I could have just worked with the company but I figured that would mean having to write about it (as much as I love writing, when you have an overloaded schedule it really gets to be work). Which is rather ironic because I am writing...
    by at November 16th, 2011 at 10:11 am
  • Mom Incorporated!
    Tweet When my friend Danielle Smith asked if I wanted to host their Boston book tour, of their book Mom Incorporated,  I thought she was kidding. Of course I wanted to be a part of their wonderful launch. After securing the perfect location, The Melting Pot in Bedford, bloggers got together to meet both Aliza Sherman and Danielle Smith. It was an extra treat to have...
    by at November 14th, 2011 at 06:11 pm
  • Jake And The Neverland Pirates Holiday Episode!
    Tweet Jake And The Never Land pirates was somewhat of a welcome show for my kids. While I can, I still try to make sure the shows they watch are still kid-friendly so it was really nice to have something non-princessy to hold their attention. I remember being at Disneyworld where they considered it an ultimate treat to actually dance with the characters from Jake and...
    by at November 13th, 2011 at 09:11 pm
  • Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove Tickets For $11.11 Only On 11/11/11 At TDGarden #Boston
    Tweet Disney On Ice is a tradition here, especially on the holidays. So when I heard of a super special offer for my readers I wiggled some room in my crazy schedule to fit in this post. Well, I had to – since this special is only available tomorrow. I don’t want to waste any more time because of my stories, because heck you can get that any day – but...
    by at November 10th, 2011 at 02:11 pm