Archives for December 2014

Good Tidings We Bring…

To You and Your Kin...Good Tidings for Christmas...And a Happy New Year!Thank you so much for your support these SEVEN years! We are so happy to know you and call you our friends. With love and figgy pudding, Jessica, Chris, Charlie, Eve and Alice  Photography courtesy Marian Lozano Photography, the best family, newborn, event and maternity photographer in the DC area. See more of her great work on her blog. Read more...

Winter Break Indoor Play Area for Washington, DC Kids in Silver Spring: Pop Up PlayZone

Pop Up PlayZone Open All Throughout Winter Break!  Inflatables - Special Events - Edutainment - Games - Music Andy's Parties and the former Great Kids Village play spaces saved my family on many a cold winter weekend. Thanks to their amazing indoor offerings, my jumping-off-the-walls kids have played, bounced, made crafts, made friends....and my husband and I have retained our sanities.Lucky us, because Andy has done it again...this time partnering with The Great Zucchini! They have launched Pop Read more...

GIVEAWAY: $50 Potomac Mills Gift Card from Simon Malls

Friends, I have experienced a Christmas miracle.I visited Potomac Mills during prime holiday shopping season and foundlots of close parking no crazy crowds great customer service at every single store a short line for a jolly, realistic SantaThis miracle brought celebrating and falalaling and joyous surprise to me and my family!Although I do the bulk of my Christmas shopping online, I like to take my children to a shopping mall at the holidays. There the kids can choose Read more...

Favorite Washington-Area Holiday Fun (with Target Gift Card Giveaway!)

I have had Southern California Christmases with tumbleweed trees and pink cactus lights, San Francisco Christmases with gingerbread Victorian houses and mens chorus performances so beautiful you could cry. My family and I have even spent the winter holidays in Austin, complete with food truck dinners and trips to the Zilker Holiday Tree.But my favorite Christmas is a Washington, DC Christmas.Here are ways that my family and I are planning to celebrate this spectacular season. I hope this Read more...

Make a Gingerbread House at Make Meaning Bethesda Row (less than $10!)

I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.Many places in the DC area offer gingerbread house making experiences for kids.Usually the prices drive us to Michael's for one of those sad looking kits or compel us to make crime scene messes in our kitchens with graham crackers and canned frosting.However, one local business, Make Meaning Bethesda Row, is cutting through the crazy with the coolest holiday deal ever: Make Meaning Read more...

Washington Winter Getaway: Gaylord National Harbor

Kids are not the only members of the family who can have a holiday dream of a time at the Gaylord National Harbor. Although we have before enjoyed wonderful experiences staying overnight at the Gaylord National Harbor with the kids, this time Chris and I left the kids with Grandma for quick weekend "couplecation." We found the year-round amenities at the Gaylord, as well as the seasonal Christmas on the Potomac offerings, were an ideal way to spend a weekend together. Gaylord Overnight Stay Read more...

GIVEAWAY + Discount: Pippin at The National Theatre

Pippin, the Broadway hit, is coming to the National December 16 – January 4This four-time Tony Award-winning musical is full of extraordinary acrobatics, Fosse-inspired choreography and songs from the composer of Wicked. What a fabulous holiday treat!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U2Ji5-MebAI am excited to offer you a 10 percent discount on the ticket price. Just enter the password CELEBRATION when purchasing online. Show Times for entire run: Tuesday Evening 7:30 PM Wednesday Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Cathy and Marcy Winter Family Concert with Justin Roberts

Cathy and Marcy’s annual Winter Family Concert features Justin Roberts Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer's Annual Winter Family Concert is always a huge holiday treat. This, its 29th year, will include two shows on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 11 am and 1 pm. They will be held in the auditorium of Saint Mark Presbyterian Church 10701 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville, MD 20852.  Tickets are $12 in advance online, $15 at door.Justin Roberts will perform as the special guest with the Grammy winners. Read more...