Jan 082015
 

Have you ever gotten a delicious looking cupcake, you know one like this:

The Right Way To Eat a Cupcake #yum

You look at it in all its delicious glory and think to yourself “how the heck am I going to open my mouth wide enough to take a bite?”.  Unless you’re a boa constrictor, most people’s mouths don’t open that wide.  Plus, you end up getting frosting all over yourself when you try to take a bite.

So, here’s what I do:

I slice the cupcake in half. Continue reading »

Dec 162014
 

Are you looking to have a little Elf on the Shelf fun this holiday season? If so, take a look at these fun and frugal Naughty Elf ideas a try! You will find that it can be so fun and easy to help your Elf on a Shelf get into some holiday trouble. Here is how you can get started!

1. Clubbing Elf
This elf loves to get down to the beat and dance until the dawn. Grab a pack of glow sticks at your local dollar store, activate them, and then tie them around the elf. He will look like he is ready to party in no time. Cue the house music!

Clubbing  Elf on the Shelf

2. Boozy Elf
Uh oh! Looks like someone found the booze! Boozy Elf looks great when set out with a bottle, wine corks, and a wine glass. For extra fun, stuff him inside of the glass. Bottoms up! Continue reading »

Dec 072014
 

Perfect Christmas Pranks for the Kids

Every year I have to be THAT mom and have a little fun with my kids. Life just isn’t the same if you do not spend time having fun. I think Christmas time is the perfect time to have a little good clean fun with the boys. I wanted to share some of my best prank ideas to pull on the kids.

Empty Box Wrapped Up

Okay, this one might be just plain mean, but it’s hilarious. Wrap a huge box with wrapping paper and place it under the tree. Don’t say anything and let your kids open it Christmas morning. I’m just saying that you have to have something amazing for them to open after pulling a prank like this.

Early Christmas

Take things from around the house and wrap them up. Surprise the kids about a week before Christmas and tell them you are having Christmas early. They may just love opening a box of brownie mix a week before Christmas.

Wake Them Up Early Continue reading »

Oct 262014
 

How to Embarrass Your Child This Halloween

Embarrassing your child is fun and Halloween is the perfect time to do so. Are you looking for some ideas to start embarrassing your children? I’ve done all the hard work for you by giving you the following ideas:

#1. Talk Loud

There’s nothing more embarrassing than a parent who talks really loud and there’s nothing your child can do about it. When they ask a question, just talk as loud as you can. Talk especially loud for the really embarrassing questions.

#2. Don’t Match

Matching your clothes this Halloween is easy, go on your Halloween adventure wearing the craziest clothing you can find. It’s Halloween so you need to really try extra hard to make this task embarrassing.

#3. Ask for Candy

At the last minute, whip out a grocery bag and ask random doors for candy. This is hilarious because your child won’t be expecting it. The key is to make sure you keep your face as serious as possible. Continue reading »

Sep 302014
 

What is a Regulah Coffee

Hi my name is Robin and I am an addict. A coffee addict that is and I am a Dunkin Donuts girl through and through.  I stop there at least once a day for a coffee, and some days I am there two or three times.

I literally have four Dunkin Donuts shops within a three mile radius of my house, so it’s not like I have to go out of my way to get my coffee fix.  I usually go to one DD’s shop in particular because they know me there (because I go there so much) and we’re at the point where I don’t even have to order anymore because when they see me, they already know what I want.

But, if I happen to be out & about and end up stopping at a different Dunkin Donuts, this is my order:

A medium caramel, coconut iced coffee regulah (or as you guys not from around here would say, regular).

But what exactly is a “regulah” coffee?   Continue reading »

Sep 212014
 

Before we get started here, I need to take a minute to apologize for all the crappy photos you’re about to see.  The venue that the event in which I met the first love of my life the handsome Donnie Wahlberg in was very poorly lit and on top of that, I went to meet him armed only with my iPhone.  What kind of a so-called blogger goes to meet someone she’s swooned over for the last 25 years without an actual camera?

This girl.

But I digress……

Today I am going to tell you the story of how it all came about.

But first, let me give you the back story.

I love Donnie Wahlberg.  When New Kids on the Block first came out in the late 80’s they were probably a bigger deal here in Boston than in other places because as we all know, all of the New Kids are from here.  I was in junior high when they first popped onto the scene and every girl I knew loved them.  As everybody knows, Donnie Wahlberg was the cute one.  Not Jordan. Not Joey.  Certainly not Danny and not Jonathan.  It was Donnie. It has always been Donnie.

Swoon.

I remember seeing NKOTB in concert at the old Foxboro Stadium (before Gillette Stadium was built) during the summer of 1989 and at the time, it didn’t get any better. I was so far away from the stage that all I could see were five little dots singing and dancing on the stage, but I didn’t care….I was in the same venue as my celebrity crush.  Life was good.

Since their boy band reign in the late 80’s/early 90’s, the New Kids have broken up and as you probably know, have reunited.  I have gone to see them in concert three times over the past four years and if they tour again – I’ll be there.

But back to my crush on Donnie.  Even in the Sixth Sense, when he literally looked his worst, I still loved him.  Like I said, it has always been Donnie.  So fast forward twenty five years (to about three weeks ago) and this finds its way into my inbox:

invite

I cried.  Literally. Continue reading »

Sep 192014
 

 

10 Ways to know that you're married to a blogger

Top Ten Ways to Know that You’re Married to a Blogger:

10.  For every meal, snack and/or drink, a picture must be taken and posted to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter before one bite/sip is taken.

9.  You have been to so many kid events/activities that not only do you forget what a beer tastes like, but you can barely remember if the Patriots play in the NFL, NBA or are a soccer team.

8.  When they get writers block  or don’t have time to write a blog post, you have to write them a guest post (case in point here).

7.  They call themselves Social Media Consultants.

6.  They have 100 blogger friends, but only have met two in person.

5.  When you hear them cursing, you know someone is not commenting on their blog post.

4.  You get free tickets to a Baseball game, but you have to spend the whole time taking pictures of everything.

3.  They are on their phone so much, they have to recharge it every hour.

2. When they take a Selfie,  it is never good enough the first try.  There is a minimum of 100 attempts to get the right angle and lightning before it can be posted to all social media sites.

1. And the number reason you know you are married to a blogger: they make you drive 2 hours out of your way to get a picture of LITERALLY a fork in the road.

Aug 082014
 

How to Fail at Making Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

You ever want to just whip up a batch of cookies for your kids and watch their faces light up? That’s what I had in mind when I decided to make these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! Here is my delicious recipe (well, my mom’s actually)!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of butter, softened
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 cups of instant oats
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate

Directions Continue reading »

Apr 202014
 

As you may already know, I am currently in San Diego, so my family will be celebrating Easter west coast style.  We are actually off to LegoLand today with my in-laws who live out here.  We celebrated with our family back at home last week, so this is technically our second Easter.

Anyhow, I saw some of these funnies floating around on Facebook over the past week or so & wanted to share them with you:

easter1

peeps
Continue reading »

Feb 202014
 

Yup, you read that right.

Whenever we go to Loon Mountain up in Lincoln, NH, we always eat breakfast at Flapjacks Pancake House.  They may be famous for pancakes, but their french toast is seriously the best I’ve ever had.  Anyhow, when we were there a couple of weeks ago, we were seated at the table directly under this flapjack gallery:

flapjack-pancake-gallery-funny

Here are are some close ups: Continue reading »

Feb 152014
 

As Chris & I were walking down Main Street in Plymouth a few weeks back, we spotted this sign on the sidewalk outside of a small restaurant:

soup-of-the-day-beer

I wonder if that brought anyone in? Chris and I aren’t big beer drinkers, so we kept on walking, but we had a good chuckle over it.

Oct 202013
 

Do you have recurring dreams?  I do.  I’m one of those people that remembers my dreams, usually in great detail.  Some of them make sense, and some are so off the wall it makes me wonder if someone slipped me some LSD.  But there is this one dream I keep having over and over. No joke, I have the this dream I’d say about once a month or so.  The location/setting of the dreams occasionally change, although not always, but the two people in the dream with me are always the same.

Wanna know what the dream is?  Is the suspense killing you?   Continue reading »

Oct 132013
 

BASIC RULES FOR DRIVING IN BOSTON:

(subject to change at any time):

1. When on a one way street, stay to the right to allow oncoming traffic to pass.
2. Never, ever, stop for a pedestrian unless he flings himself under the wheels of your car.
3. The first parking space you see will be the last parking space you see. Grab it.
4. Double park in the North End of Boston, unless triple parking is available.
5. Learn to swerve abruptly. Boston is the home of slalom driving, thanks to the Registry of Motor Vehicles, which puts potholes in key locations to test drivers’ reflexes and keep them on their toes.
6. Never get in the way of a car that needs extensive bodywork. Continue reading »

Oct 122013
 

As you already know, my sister is getting married today, so I’ll be tied up with wedding preparations and then the actual wedding ceremony & reception all day.  In honor of my baby sister’s big day, let me tell you about a funny thing that happened to her a couple of years back.

Let me set the scene.

My sister had a great apartment in East Boston, which was located right near the beach. Constitution Beach to be exact. It’s a pretty nice beach and we visited her to go to the beach several times. Besides the actual beach itself, there is a cool playground there for the kiddos and the best part was that my sister literally lived right up the street, so we could walk there (although there is free parking, too). My boys enjoyed that beach because it’s right across the harbor from Logan (airport) and we’d watch the planes taking off/landing.  Plus there was also a T station right behind the beach, so we’d watch the red line trains go by. It’s pretty much every boys dream to go there. Digging in the sand, playing on the playground, planes and trains. She moved out of that apartment a few years ago & we haven’t been back to that beach since she left. Continue reading »

Sep 302013
 

A little ways back, Chris texted me me this picture & said something along the lines that he wanted to make them for the boys:

Jello-worms-instructions

Cool, right?  And since I’m not one to stand in the way of creativity, especially someone else’s, I was all for it.

I have to admit that I was pretty excited to see how they would turn out.  We didn’t tell the kids that we were making them in case they didn’t turn out well.  It was almost like we had a premonition……

He laid everything out before he started. Continue reading »

Sep 082013
 

Today is finally the first game of the season for my beloved New England Patriots (I say they should play year round) and in honor of such a momentous event, I figured I’d share a few of the football related funnies that I’ve seen floating around Facebook this past week.

tom brady

football
Continue reading »

Aug 052013
 

Back in the day I remember getting hit on by some pretty seedy looking fellers in dingy bars like Christophers (Raynham, MA),  Brendan’s Pub (East Bridgewater, MA), which has long since closed and the Turnpike Cafe (Canton, MA) -aka “The Pike”.  Seeing as I occasionally hung out in places like that, I’ve heard my fair share of ridiculous pick up lines and although a few worked, most were real bad.

pick up lines

Anywho, for your amusement, here are some of my favorite pick up lines of all time: Continue reading »