Archive for November, 2012

{Holiday Gift Idea} Kelly Kits

Looking for a gift for a child that loves art? Consider Kelly Kits!


Kelly Kits encourage art play using a wide variety of creative tools & materials beyond what coloring books can offer and are the perfect holiday gift for your creative kiddo!  For 72 hours only Kelly Kits is having a site wide sale where all products are 10% off!  Get your favorite little artist a years worth of art kits or a special gift pack with 5 activities that explore the five discipline of art:  Drawing, Painting, Print Making, Collage & Sculpting!



Happy Shopping!!


Boston Bridal Bash 2012

No no I’m not getting married!….One day!! On December 9th I’ll be headed to the Shop & Talk Girls Night Out event at the Sheraton Copley Hotel with my girlfriend (who is engaged). I posted about this event back in October, but due to Hurricane Sandy the event which was regularly scheduled for November was pushed out to December.

Also in the Sheraton on the same day as the above event will be an event geared to brides *dum dum dumdum* called the Boston Bridal Bash sponsored by Boston Event Guide. While I’ve never been a bride I’ve been to quite a few Weddings and love the atmosphere and love that is shared on a couple’s special day. Know someone who is engaged? Planning a wedding? Hopes to get married soon? Then this is the event you’ll want to attend! Meet with all the right wedding planners that will help you in planning your nuptials. Talk about your ideas, get feedback, and inspiration!

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, and all guests will be entered to win a fabulous door prize worth $3,000 including:

Wedding bands from Elyse Jewelers

Valentin Imperial Maya 3 night All Inclusive Trip Giveaway in a Deluxe Junior Suite with a complimentary couples massages

Geez, maybe I should think about getting married with the above door prizes! Mama could use a vacation!!! Click HERE for more information!


Sunday, December 9th, from 12noon – 4pm

Sheraton Boston Hotel Copley Square

39 Dalton Street · Boston, MA 02199




SAVE on 2013 Globetrotter Tickets

Looking for an awesome event the whole family will enjoy?  Get your tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters brand new “You Write the Rules” tour.  Your family’s smiles will start before you even get to the game as the Globetrotters take kid participation to a whole NEW level.  Your family can vote at and decide rules for the game that could affect the final outcome.  With rules like double the points for every basket, and two balls in play at the same time, there’s an exciting rule that every kid will enjoy.  After the game, Globetrotter stars will stay on court to sign autographs and take photographs with your kids.  The only thing better than finding an awesome event for the whole family, is getting a great deal on it.  Use the promo code “USFAMILY” when you buy tickets for your family to save $7 on each ticket purchased!!.

Get ready to experience the show your family will remember for a lifetime!

You can get your tickets here  and don’t forget to use the promo code USFAMILY to save $7 on every ticket!

*Discount available on select seating levels*


What Matters Most to Me #CityBuzzNYC

As we all prepare for another busy holiday season kicking off with Thanksgiving, I have been spending a lot of time thinking. Less about what gifts I’ll be giving, and more about what and who matters most in my life. This has been a challenging year for me medically, emotionally, financially – basically in every way I’ve struggled this year. I’ve doubted myself, questioned whether or not I was a good mother, wondering my capacity as a single mother, wondering if I am smart enough to be out in the work field, and wondering if my lingering anxiety will ever subside. This has led to a lot of sleepless nights and unanswered questions.

This holiday season I am reminded on what matters most to me, which is what I knew all along. My daughter. Her happiness. Her health. Her love. Her smile. Her breathe. Her witt. Her sass. Her kindness. She provides me with such incredible insight into the world, encourages me to work harder, to push through my insecurities. She motivates me to just be as I am, and when I look into her loving brown eyes I know that the love I am providing her is enough.

CityBuzz wants to know what’s important to you, and is encouraging people to upload a picture on Instagram showcasing what matters most to them with the hashtag #citybuzzNYC. Check me out on Instagram @MsAlexandraV to see the picture I’ve chosen! One winner will be chosen in December to win:

Why this amazing opportunity? Because in the wake of Hurricane Sandy one thing remained true – NYC Matters.


NY Matters Photo Contest is sponsored by Vidicom and Citybuzz.

All this for sharing what matters most to you!! Be sure to enter by December 13th!! For more information visit City Buzz today!

Follow me on Instagram @MsAlexandraV


SAVE at the New Hampshire Gift of Lights Holiday Attraction!

I work right by a kids pottery store and for the past they’ve begun until Christmas. Every morning I walk by and am shocked at how soon the holidays are approaching. Thanksgiving is this week, and Christmas next month. It’s an exciting time of the year, but also stressful. One of my favorite parts of this giving season is taking in all of the beautiful holiday decorations. They automatically put on a smile on my face!


That’s why I’m super excited to check out the New Hampshire Gift of Lights Holiday attraction! With so many lights and so little time! Gift of Lights is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit. Pile the entire family in the car and prepare to be amazed. Think light tunnels, giant candy canes and Santa up close and personal. What a great way to get in the holiday spirit!

With so much to plan for in the coming months, I’m really looking forward to taking a breather and heading up to NH with my munchkin and basking in the light and joy of the beauty of this magical time of year.

A gift for my local folks who are interested in attending the Gift of Lights – save $2 on the drive through show, so be sure to get your tickets today!!

What local activities are you planning on going to this year with your family?