{Giveaway} Win Breakfast with Santa at The Pine Hills Holidays on the Green!

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Get in the spirit of the season with free, family fun at the 7th Annual Holidays on the Green at The Pinehills in Plymouth on Saturday, December 3rd! Holiday activities include something for everyone in the family. Enjoy Victorian carolers and costumed characters, march in the Reindog Parade, take pictures with Santa, sample some hot cider, decorate cookies and ornaments, and watch the lighting of the Christmas tree at the Village Green. There will be plenty of chances to catch up on your holiday shopping too!

Holiday Happenings at The Shops at Prudential Center

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Throughout the holiday season, The Shops at the Prudential Center have festive activities planned for the whole family. From a gingerbread house contest to a world-record caroling attempt with Keith Lockhart, to a visit with Santa, Prudential Center will be glowing with holiday cheer for all! Check out the gingerbread house display and contest, see Santa, witness a world record carolling attempt and more!

DIY Magnetic Advent Calendars

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Advent Calendars are a favorite holiday tradition in our home. Whether it’s candy, tiny treats or even Legos (my boys’ favorite) behind those little door, the anticipation gets them out of bed extra early and extra happy throughout December!

If you’re the creative type, there are many DIY Advent Calendar ideas out there, courtesy of fabulous sites like Tip Junkie and Skip to My Lou. We like these Magnetic Advent Calendars, they’re cute, versatile, and just plain adorable!

{Around Town} Nutcracker Ice Cream & Tea at Kingston Station in Boston

November 21, 2011 0

Kingston Station in Boston is celebrating Boston Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker with a sweet treat for theatre goers! Between November 26th and December 29th, stop by for their Nutcracker Ice Cream & Tea, including a do-it-yourself sundae bar full of holiday themed ice creams, plus cookies, coffee and tea. Delicious!

2011 Holiday Workshops at Expressions Pottery Studio in Duxbury

November 17, 2011 0

If you’re searching for a unique gift this holiday season, look no further than Expressions Paint-Your-Own Pottery Studio in Duxbury. Whether you sign up for a class or just stop by for a walk-in project, you will come back with a one-of-a-kind gift for the mom/dad/grandparent/teacher/babysitter in your life!

Mommy & Me Turkey Plate Workshops (or parent/child) will be held on Friday, 11/18 at 10am and 1pm. Kids can paint a special Handprint Turkey Plate, all ages are welcome!

Finding the Perfect Holiday Photo Card – Tips from Ladybug Photography

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The Holidays are both a wonderful and chaotic time of year with parties, family visits and shopping. Today Ladybug Photography is your Christmas Elf to help make picking our your card simple and easy! We recommend you pick your photo first. The theme, color and style is important to have before you choose your card. Try doing it yourself from our previous photography tips or contact Ladybug for a photo shoot. Once you have chosen your photo, the search begins! Here are our suggestions…

Creating a Fun Thanksgiving Kids Table

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Keeping little hands occupied both before and during dinner is well worth the time it takes to put together a fun centerpiece and print off a few activity pages! Here are 12 ideas to keep ’em happy this year.

Thankful Displays

November 13, 2011 0

These Thankful Display ideas are a lovely way to express what you and your guests are grateful for, and create a pretty centerpiece or sideboard decoration at the same time!

Free Coffee Fridays and a Giveaway from Cumberland Farms!

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Cumberland Farms is bringing back Free Coffee Fridays starting November 11th, and continuing on the 18th and 25th! Stop by any Cumberland Farms location on these dates and and get a cup of Farmhouse Blend coffee – any size, any way you like it – absolutely FREE! TGIF! Cumberland Farms is also giving away a Coffee Gift Pack to one lucky South Shore Mamas reader! See entire post to find out how to enter.

{Around Town} A Conversation with Adam Mansbach

November 8, 2011 0

“Go the F*%k to Sleep,” is a hilarious, honest, (and yes, profane), bedtime book for parents. Author Adam Mansbach’s verses perfectly capture the familiar – and unspoken – trials of putting your little “angel” down for the night.

Super Cute Comfort Food!

November 8, 2011 0

Fall weather just screams for comfort food. I mean, what better way to end the day than with homemade lasagna, macaroni & cheese, chicken pot pie, or beef stew, right? One of my favorite fall meals is meatloaf paired with creamy mashed potatoes (yummmmm) so when I saw this recipe for Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Frosting, I just had to make them. They’re delicious and adorable – cute comfort food!

{Giveaway} Win a Gift Certificate & Presale Passes to The Children’s Closet Winter Sale

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The Children’s Closet is holding a Winter Consignment event this weekend! Check them out at St. Mary’s School in Taunton on Saturday November 12th from 8am to 4pm (half price sale starts at 2:15pm), with a VIP presale on Friday, November 11th from 6-9pm. Shop for children’s clothing, shoes, toys, books, baby equipment and more! Check out our entire post for details on how you can win a gift certificate & VIP presale passes too!

{Shopping} Fashionista Field Trip to Wrentham Outlets

November 2, 2011 0

Fall is here, the air is crisp, and holiday decorations are already popping up in malls all over the South Shore. Time to start shopping for deals! To help feed your craving for “retail therapy”, the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets is hosting a “Fashionista’s Field Trip” on November 5th! The day includes luxurious transportation from Boston to Wrentham, courtesy of Boston Common Coach; a gift bag with exclusive savings from Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth, Vince Camuto, Elie Tahari, Theory and more; a delicious cupcake courtesy of Sweet Cupcakes and styling tips /trends – just for you!

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