The Great American Bulb Swap #SwitchtoCree

Downtown Crossing Event #SwitchtoCree bulbs- The Great American Bulb Swap

Downtown Crossing, Boston MA

Turn in and Trade up

What am I talking about? Well, you may have noticed it’s getting darker earlier (I definitely have) and to combat that I usually have, oh, I don’t know, all of the lights on –  all the time. It’s getting spendy. So check out this event – bring in any CFL or incandescent bulb and trade it for a New Cree® LED Bulb for free at The Cree “Great American Bulb Swap” vehicle.  These cool (LED cool) bulbs, only cost $7.97 at The Home Depot, are shatter-proof and last up to 22 years. There’s a whole infographic about how much money you save over time. It’s a lot.

Go to to learn more about these bulbs and other burning questions like “What is Kelvin?” and “What are Watts?” – You know you should know these things, and you maybe once did, but maybe forgot? Check it out here and go get a free bulb or two. You are welcome.

Kelvin – The Light Appearance value on the Lighting Facts label indicates the hue and temperature of the color emitted within the light spectrum in ranging from 2700 to 6500 Kelvin.

Watts – Watts is a measurement of energy that is required to illuminate the light source. The lower the wattage, the less energy used.

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Friday, November 21st

11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Saturday-Sunday, November 22nd and 23rd

and 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

at Readers Park in Downtown Crossing, Boston, MA


Disclosure: I received compensation in the form of a Home Depot gift card and a Cree Light Bulb Starter Kit in exchange for this post. All opinions are always my own.


In a New York State of Mind

In a New York State of Mind

I have been traveling a bit of late – mostly to New York – both the city and Long Island. Both trips were fun and I have so much to share about each of them but for now (mostly because it’s late and it’s all I can manage), I’ll share some pics. Posts to follow.

Yes, I did all of that, and more, in one day! Sponsored by The Cross Sound Ferry. Fantastic day trip, can’t wait to go back to explore this lovely area. Wonderful food and wine, friendly and kind people, gorgeous surroundings and so many interesting things to do and see – I know they have cute shops – I saved them for my next visit! This is just my photo post – I promise I’ll fill you in the full story soon. A huge thank you to all of the wonderful places we visited!

For information on the above – here are the links to their sites:

Cross Sound Ferry

Vintage Tours with Jo-Ann Perry

Kontokosta Winery

Jamesport Vineyard

NoFo Lunchbox

Harbes Family Farm & Vineyard

The Candyman

Catapano Dairy Farm

LI Weekends

East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation

Greenport Carousel

Labels from my kitchen

Labels from my kitchen

First, I love pretty things (oh, who doesn’t?) but I am also swayed by the creative, colorful and fun as well as pretty and well-designed. When a company bothers to make me smile and produces high-quality items – well, that is a happy day.

Kidecals not only delivers great labels (well-designed, fun and long lasting) but they have a sense of humor and whimsy which I so appreciate. Ordering was difficult only because I had to choose between so many fun options. I went with kitchen decals but easily could have moved over to pantry labels (oh, the dream of an organized Pinterest worthy pantry), wall decals or flat out labels for all of your stuff.

The site is easy to navigate – you can order by styles, age, gender and use which is great when you aren’t sure of your labeling needs. It turns out I have many labeling needs, go figure. Kidecals is running a 15% off promotion for fall right now so click on over and get your stuff together.

Prince Pasta rounds out National Pasta Month

Prince Pasta rounds out National Pasta Month

I’m late to be telling you about this but as every month is pasta month in our house, I thought it was okay.

Prince, that iconic Boston pasta brand is celebrating its Boston roots with a partnership with Boston chefs Christine and Carla Pallotta of NEBO. The Pallotta sisters grew up in the North End, mere blocks away from where Prince was founded. Check out some recipes on Prince’s Facebook page.

Here are some of the videos produced for National Pasta Month with Prince Pasta and great recipes from Christine and Carla Pallotta of NEBO:

Pasta Al Forno:

Christine Pallota’s Breakfast Pasta:

Prince Pasta Piselli :

Prince Pasta Cavatappi :


I received a pasta kit from Prince Pasta and made a delicious meal – Many thanks, Prince Pasta!IMG_0411 I especially liked the two pound box of spaghetti!

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