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Matilda The Musical at PPAC {Ticket Giveaway}

Matilda The Musical at PPAC {Ticket Giveaway}

We are jumping for joy that Matilda the Musical is coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI this May 17th-21st! We have been reading books by Roald Dahl this year with my son, so seeing Matilda come to life on stage will be a great treat! This musical is the winner of 70 international awards, including four Tony Awards®. It’s a show to entertain the entire family!

Matilda the Musical

Also, don’t miss Family Night, which is on Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm!

The deal is Buy ONE regularly-priced ticket and receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child aged 18 or younger. Please call (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit the Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence for more information and to order; Family Night tickets are NOT available online.

Note: Family Night tickets for Matilda The Musical are available in selected locations. Tickets for Family Night are limited and are available on a first-come; first-served basis. The Family Night offer is NOT available for previous ticket purchases and may not be combined with any other offers. All sales are final, and there are no exchanges or refunds. Standard service fees apply.

Schedule of Show Times:

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM
  • Friday, May 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM
     

Matilda the Musical at PPAC

 Giveaway Details:

Win a family 4-pack of tickets for the Thursday, May 18st at 7:30pm. To enter, all you need to do is comment on this post and let me know who you want to bring and which Roald Dahl book is your favorite. Giveaway ends Saturday, May 13th 11:59pm EST. You must be 18 or older to win, and live close enough to the venue (PPAC) to provide your own lodging and transportation. Giveaway is for FOUR SHOW TICKETS only. All other expenses are paid by the winner.
Matilda the Musical at PPAC
  • May 17th – 21th, 2017
  • Providence Performing Arts Center
  • $93 – $21
  • 10%-50% discount available for 15 or more.
    Contact Paul Hiatt at (401) 574-3162 or email phiatt@ppacri.org
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE GROUP INFO
Spring is Here! Find Some Inspiration! #SoFabSpring

Spring is Here! Find Some Inspiration! #SoFabSpring

Spring into something new! I am excited to share with you this collection of amazing Spring themed posts from many of our outstanding members here in the Social Fabric community. We know that you will enjoy them and hope that you can create some new spring memories for yourself and the ones you love.

SPRING DESSERT RECIPES

Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake by Mostly Homemade Mom

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse Cups by Food N Focus

Slice of Spring Cake A Sweet Potato pie

Mousse and Cookie Jars by Herbivore Cucina

Easy Flower Basket Birthday Cake by Savoring The Good

Grandma’s Orange Cream Ice Box Pie by The Kitchen Whisperer

My Chocolate Eclair Pie and Spring Centerpiece by An Alli Event

Pineapple Carrot Cake Cupcakes by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

Dunkaroos Dip by Stress Baking

Mini Crustless Lemon Meringue Pie by My Big Fat Happy Life

Chocolate Strawberry Rhubarb Dump Cake by Busy Creating Memories

HOMEMADE CUPCAKE BOUQUET WITH STRAWBERRY BUTTERCREAM FROSTING {RECIPE & CRAFT} by A Million Moments

SPRING DRINK RECIPES Rhubarb Iced Tea Recipe

Rhubarb Iced Tea Recipe by Savoring The Good

The Carrot Clementine Pineapple Punch by Adriana’s Best Recipes

Strawberry Chia Agua Fresca by Adriana’s Best Recipes

Triple berry mimosas by Certified Pastry Aficionado

Cherry Rum Punch by Mom on the Side

Strawberry Rhubarb Infused Vodka Recipe by Savoring The Good

Simply Healthy Blackberry Lemonade Smoothie by The House of Healthy

Cool Off With These 4 Drink Recipes by Lily The Wandering Gypsy

MEADOW TEA – PA DUTCH ICED MINT TEA by Crafty Cooking Mama

SPRING RECIPES

BLACKBERRY LIME NAPOLEON RECIPE

Blackberry Lime Napoleon Recipe by Kitchen Concoctions

Cinco de Mayo Bar Cart by Happy Family Blog

A Kumquat Papaya Gooseberry Salad by Adriana’s Best Recipes

Rustic Ham, Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart by The Chef Next Door

Ham, Brie and Apple Sliders by Savoring The Good

2 Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream Bread by Sweet Sensations

Copycat Starbucks Mini Lemon Loaves by Moore or Less Cooking

Puff Pastry Baskets with Creamy Lemon Filling by Hostess At Heart

Pan-Poached Tilapia with Lemon Caper Sauce by The Every Kitchen

Banana Blueberry Muffins with Streusel Topping by A Sprinkle of Joy

Spring Vegetable Pizza by Culinary Ginger

Watermelon Arugula Salad by Just is a Four Letter Word

SPRING CRAFTS

DIY Unicorn Kinetic Sand by MamaPlusOne

Pipe Cleaner Flowers by Inspiring Momma

DIY Temporary Easter Tattoos by Revel and Glitter

Spring Crafts For Kids Thumbprint Art Painted Flower Pots by Mom Always Finds Out

Paper Plate Bird by It Happens in a Blink

Hanging Flower Vases by Bullock’s Buzz

DIY “Let Love Bloom” Seed Bomb Wedding Favors by A Bride On A Budget

DIY Paper Pinwheels by Ava’s Alphabet

DIY Natural Bleach Alternative by The Lady Prefers 2 Save

Mother’s Day Scrapbook for a Special Aunt by Our Potluck Family

Butterfly Footprint Tea Towel Mother’s Day Craft by Beyond Mommying

DIY Dog Crate Organizer by Diana Rambles

SPRING PARTIES

Backyard Burger Party by Creative Designs by Toni

SPRING ACTIVITIES

Printable Spring Scavenger Hunt by Wondermom Wannabe

How to Spend Quality Time with Your Pups this Spring by A Paper Arrow
50 essential outdoor spring activities from To & Fro

SPRING HOME DECOR

Monogrammed Tulip Wreath with Burlap Bow by Curly Crafty Mom

DIY Floral Spring Wreathby wife in progress

Brunch centerpiece with free spring printable download by Our Mini Family

DIY Butterfly Wreath by Gina Michele

Upcycled Vintage Coffee Pot Planters by Ginger Casa

Painted Terra Cotta Pots for Succulents by The Real Girl’s Realm

Rustic Burlap and Hydrangea Wreath by Little Mama Jama

A Pink & Green Floral Spring Tablescape by Charleston Crafted

How to Get Your Patio Ready for Spring by A Cowboy’s Life

Welcome Spring printable by Keeping Life Sane

Spring Printable by Try it – Like it

‘Unending Love Amazing Grace’ printable art by Neat House. Sweet Home™

SPRING BEAUTY AND FASHIONDIY Bath Bombs

DIY Orange Blossom Bath Bombs by Southern Mom Loves

Spring Sandals Under $100 by Styled by Becca

Colorful Striped Dress for Spring by A Sequin Love Affair

SPRING GARDENINGSpring Planting Tips

How to Plant a Beautiful Planter For Your Porch, Patio, Garden by Ever After in the Woods

How to Grow Your Own Cotton by Little Sprouts Learning

MORE SPRING INSPIRATION

PRINTABLE FAMILY SPRING BUCKET LIST by The Dating Divas
25 Ways to Have a Spring Refresh by Tamara (Like) Camera

50 Tips & Ideas for Spring Photography by The Dating Divas

STOP THE CLUTTER: 101 THINGS YOU CAN GET RID OF TODAY by Neat House. Sweet Home™

Track Your Way to Save Money, Pay off Debt, and Stay Hydrated by Where My Soul Belongs

7 Ways to Spring Forward And Find Motivation This Month by The MamaZone

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Dee’s Dash ~ Honoring a Friend, Counselor, and Coach!

I still remember the morning I got the call from my husband. I was in Arkansas on a work trip. It was early for him to be calling me, and he called to let me know that something tragic had happened to one of the couples we were closest to. His best friend from growing up, Geoff, had admitted his wife to the hospital the night before with flu-like symptoms, and now she had passed away at age 38. It ended up being a rare strep bacteria infection, which turned septic and shut down some of her internal organs. She was healthier than she had ever been, running marathons and eating healthy. In fact, she had just accomplished running the Iron Girl Half Marathon just two weeks before her death. No one could have predicted that a strep infection would cause her to eventually go septic with a blood infection and pass away. She leaves behind a husband and two young daughters. One thing we do not want to leave behind is her memory. Denise needs to be alive in our hearts and minds forever to help transfer those memories to her daughters.

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Denise and Geoff

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Schaefer Family Photo

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Denise and her beautiful girls

Denise worked as a school counselor at Magruder High School in Rockville in Maryland. She positively impacted students around her, as well as coaching softball at the school. To help honor Denise, her best friend Amy created a race to raise money for students that need college scholarships. What better way to honor Denise than to hold a race event, one of her greatest passions in life. The “Denise Wilson Schaefer Memorial Scholarship” will help create a dream for a deserving Magruder High School student to help them with their future.

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Amy and Denise

This race, Dee’s Dash, is in its third year, as Denise has been gone for three years this May. If you would like to attend this great event, it’s not too late to register for the race. Dee’s Dash, a 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Run, will be held at OBGC Park in Olney, MD on April 23rd, 2017. You can register for the race that morning or if you pre-register, you can pick up packets at 7:15am (the race starts promptly at 8am). Registrations need to be in by April 6th, 2017 to guarantee a t-shirt. Make sure to check out the Dee’s Dash site for more information. There will be an after “breakfast” at The Greene Turtle in Olney, MD at 9:30am.

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Denise running (her passion)

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The Dee’s Dash in honor of Denise Schaefer

Mama Luvs Books is a proud sponsor of this event. If you do not live close to the DC area and cannot participate in the event but want to help out this great cause, please make donations to the scholarship fund through the site or by mailing in a check:

Donate to Dee’s Dash by sending PayPal donations: Dee’s Dash PayPal
or mail a check to:
Dee’s Dash
P.O. Box 3157
Silver Spring, MD 20918

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Denise, always in our hearts and minds ~ We love you and miss you!

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In Loving Memory of Denise Schaefer

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S THE KING AND I ~ See it at the PPAC in RI!

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S THE KING AND I ~ See it at the PPAC in RI!

I remember sitting and watching The King and I with my parents over 30 years ago on laser disk, and I absolutely loved the story and music. I love that I can share this childhood treasure with my kids. Seeing it come to life on broadway will be even more impressive than watching it on screen. The costumes are sure to be amazing, and I can’t wait to hear the music live, which will include beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” and “Something Wonderful.” I remember dancing around the room with my parents to these! Such great memories!

The King and I

Credit: https://www.ppacri.org/events/detail/rodgers-hammersteins-the-king-and-i

You can share this 2015 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival with your family. Just visit PPAC in Rhode Island October 30th – November 6th in Providence! This show takes place in 1860s Bangkok, and the musical tells the story of the unconventional relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. The story development between these two characters is amazing, and there are some great lessons learned in this production as well. Don’t miss it!

SHOW TIMES:

  • Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 1:00 PM
     
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM
     
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM
     
  • Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM
     
  • Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM
     
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 2:00 PM
     
  • Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM
     
  • Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM
     
  • Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 6:30 PM
     

TICKET PRICES: $31-$83 per person (Click to buy tickets online at PPAC)

GROUP INFO:

10%-50% discount available for 15 or more.

Contact Paul Hiatt at (401) 574-3162 or email phiatt@ppacri.org

CLICK HERE FOR MORE GROUP INFO

GIVEAWAY: 

Win a family 4-pack of tickets for the Wednesday, November 2, 2016 show at 7:00 PM! To enter, all you need to do is comment on this post and let me know WHO you want to bring and WHY you are excited to see The King and I.  Giveaway ends Saturday, October 29th at 11:59pm EST. You must be 18 or older to win, and live close enough to the venue (PPAC) to provide your own lodging and transportation. Giveaway is for FOUR SHOW TICKETS only.

The King and I

Credit: https://www.ppacri.org/events/detail/rodgers-hammersteins-the-king-and-i

Disclaimer: I received promotional tickets and tickets for the giveaway; however, all opinions are mine and mine alone.

Apples! Apples! Everywhere! Crafts, Recipes, Activities…

Apples! Apples! Everywhere! Crafts, Recipes, Activities…

It’s that time of year again! Fall is here! You can smell it in the crisp air and see it all around you. It’s time to spend time with family. Curl up with a great book. Bake those recipes you’ve been wanting to try with the family. Do you remember apple picking with your family? How about all of those those tasty fall recipes for everything from fresh apple fritters to hot apple cider! We are excited to share with you this collection of amazing apple themed posts from many of our outstanding members here in the Social Fabric community. 

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DESSERT RECIPES

Home and Garden Cafe – Apple Pie Coconut Ice Cream

Joy’s Life – Apple Pie Dessert Pizza

Kitchen Concoctions – Toffee Apple Pie Cookies

The Bandit Lifestyle – Delicious Apple Fritters Perfect for Fall

Roasted Beanz – Easy Crustless Almond Raisin Apple Pie

Wondermom Wannabe – Clean Eating Apple Crisp with Caramel Sauce

Anti June Cleaver – Mini Dutch Apple Pear Pie to Get You Ready for Fall

Basic N Delicious – Apple Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Mostly Homemade Mom – Caramel Apple Pie Fudge

Little Blog in the Country – Pressure Cooker Canned Apple Pie Filling

Diana Rambles – Apple Spice Dump Cake

The Tip Toe Fairy – Apple Plum Skillet Cobbler

Five Marigolds – Sweet and Savory Salted Caramel Apple Dip

Intelligent Domestications – Apple Cinnamon Roll Cake & Apple Cream Cheese Icing

Home Maid Simple – Easy Apple Crisp

More or Less Cooking – Best Apple Fritter Coffee Cake

My Big Fat Happy Life – Skinny Caramel Ice Cream

An Alli Event – Apple Bundt Cake with Praline Frosting

Tobin’s Tastes – Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip

Ginger Casa – Delicious Apple Cranberry Pecan Crumble

Sweet Sensations – Apple Cobbler with Oatmeal Muffin Crust

A Labor of Life – How to Make Delicious Apple Roses

Julie Is Coco and Cocoa – Fried Cinnamon and Sugar Apple Rings

Polka Dotted Blue Jay – Mini Carmel Apple Bites

Finding Sanity in Our Crazy Life – No Bake Oatmeal Apple Pecan Cookies

Being Tazim – Strawberry Apple Crumble Vegan and Dairy Free

Upstate Ramblings – Caramel Apple Cake

Lily the Wandering Gypsy – Fresh Apple Donuts with Bacon, Caramel Pecan Glaze

Rebecca Lately – Baked Apple Recipe

Simple Food 365 – Light and Fluffy Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Mama Plus One – Homemade Apple Cider Donuts

Bento Lunch (dot) net – Caramel Apple Pudding Parfaits

 

MORE APPLE RECIPES

Broken TeePee – Salmon and Rice Noodles on Apples, Carrots & Zucchini

Revel & Glitter – Autumn Cranberry Apple Pear Salad

Happy Go Lucky – Bacon Cheddar Apple Dip

Honest and Truly – Delicious and Easy Mini Apple Pancakes

Smiling Notes – Healthy Apple Pie Oat Pancakes

Creative Southern Home – Apple Bread

Beyond Mommying – Apple Bacon Grilled Cheese

Momcrieff – Apple Pancake Rings for Breakfast or Snack

Tiaras and Tantrums – Favorite Autumn Apple Snacks

Injenious Life   – Gluten Free Applesauce Muffins

Everyday Party – Simple Caramel Apple Cider

A Paper Arrow – Apple Bread for the Fall

Happy and Blessed Home – Delicious Apple Recipes

Mom Saves Money – DIY Dehydrated Apple Rings

Gluesticks Blog – Baked Apple Chips

Life With Lorelai – Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread Recipe

Ava’s Alphabet – Baked Apple Pancake

Life with Lovebugs – Spiced Applesauce and Oatmeal Muffins

For the Love of Crust – Homemade Crockpot Apple Cider

Oat & Sesame – Maple Your Applesauce

Southern Mom Loves – Cheddar and Apple Goldfish Snack Mix Recipe

My Life Cookbook – Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Bread (Gluten Free)

 

ACTIVITIES

Tales of Mommyhood – Apple Picking Favorite Family Activity

Mama Luvs Books – Apple Picking in Rhode Island

Kori at Home – Apple Tot School Unit with FREE Printables

Jenny at Dapperhouse – DIY Apple Basket Sorting Game

To & Fro – Tips for Apple Picking with Your Family

 

CRAFTS

Little Mama Jama – Apple Stamping Sensory Activity for Preschoolers

Creative Ramblings – Fabulous Fall Wood Apple Sign

Woods of Bell Trees – Quilted Apple Pillow

For What It’s Worth – Apple Themed Party with DIY Apple Craft

The Kennedy Adventures – Paper Plate Apple Craft

Babs Projects – Apple Scented Potpourri Pouches

Great Contradictions – Apple Themed Candy Bar Wrapper Printables

 

BEAUTY

Momerish – Apple Pie Sugar Scrub Perfect for Fall Pampering

 

Can you believe all these incredible Apple themed posts? Bookmark this page so you can come back and try out all the recipes, crafts and activities with you and your family!

Check back next month when Social Fabric features posts with a pumpkin theme. You can always search the hashtag #SoFabSeasons to find more of what you’re looking for!

Ultimate Valentine’s Day Round-Up

Ultimate Valentine’s Day Round-Up

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and the Social Fabric Community has put together the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Round-Up to help you prepare for the season of love. From tutorials to crafts to delicious recipes, we have something for everyone. We dare you not to fall in love with these ideas!

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Craft/DIY/Tutorial

Friendly Valentine Candy Jar – Creative Ramblings

Valentine Felt Envelopes – Good Morning Loretta

Valentine’s Day Candy Filled Mason Jar – Savvy Saving Couple

Valentine’s Day Love Bug Craft – Maryland Momma’s Rambles

Last-Minute Quick, Cute Cut-Out Cards – Our Daily Craft

DIY Heart Shaped Massage Bars – Thriftanista in the City

Valentine Memo Chalkboard – Southern Couture

Valentine’s Day Chalkboard Decoration – Pretty in Pigment

Flower Vase Craft – Polka Dotted Blue Jay

No-Sew Ribbon Embellished Cocktail Napkins – Atta Girl Says

Macaroni Art Lace Hearts – ABCs and Garden Peas

Cupid’s Arrow Valentine’s Day Favors – Home. Made. Interest.

Hand Lettered Valentine Notecards – One Artsy Mama

Instagram Magnetic Bookmarks – Happy Go Lucky Blog

Birdseed Heart Valentines – Made with Happy

Valentine’s Day Burlap Wreath – The Farm Girl Gabs

Cute Flower Valentines for Kids – Love, Jaime

DIY Valentine Flower Corsage – Suburban Wife, City Life

DIY Valentine’s Snowglobes – Woods of Bell Trees

Valentine Envelop Chair Backers – 2Paws Designs

Reversible Valentine’s Day/St. Patrick’s Day Banner – Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Mini Bubblegum Machine Valentines – Bubbly Nature Creations

DIY Button Heart Picture Collage – Our Piece of Earth

Kids’ Valentine’s Day Gift with FREE Printable – A Cowboy’s Life

Easy Mesh and Ribbon Valentine’s Day Wreath – My Pinterventures

Snickerdoodle Sugar Scrub Recipe – Sunny Sweet Days

Valentine’s Day Verse on Burlap – Life with Captain Fussybuckets

12 Days of Romance Scavenger Hunt – The Mama Zone

Candy Kiss Ring – So TIPical Me

Valentine’s Day Hand Print Craft – As Cute as a Bug’s Ear

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Ribbon Banner – Aprons and Stilletos

Date Night with a Romantic Treasure Hunt – The TipToe Fairy

Chalkboard Gift Box – Organized Island

Easy Valentines Felt Pillow Cover – Creative Southern Home

Polar Fleece Ruffle Heart Wreath – Joy’s Life

Making A Valentine’s Day Rag Wreath with Fabric Scraps – Third Stop on the Right

Washi Tape Bubble Valentines – Moneywise Moms

Homemade Candles in 5 Easy Steps – Lemon Peony

DIY Felt Ornaments for Valentine’s Day – 3 Little Greenwoods

Butterfly Valentine’s Day Craft – Sarah in the Suburbs

Epsom Salt DIY Valentine Candles – A Day in the Motherhood

I “DOVE” You Printable with Candy – Newlywed Survival

Rainbow Heart PomPom Garland – Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Wishes

Valentine’s Day Printed Burlap Subway – Occasionally Crafty

Pom Pom Cupcakes Valentine Craft – Cute as a Fox

Valentine’s Wooden Door Hanger – We Got the Funk

Hearts Aplenty: Valentine’s Day DIY Decor – Woman in Real Life

Love Letters Simple Valentine’s Day Craft – Craving Some Creativity

Valentine’s Day Coffee Cup Sleeve – Craving Cynchronicity

How to Make a Great Loves Print – My Sweet Sanity

Cross Stitch Heart Pillow – Cutesy Crafts

Free Valentine’s Day Cards Kids Can Make – Happy and Blessed Home

Recipe

Valentine Cupcakes – Home Maid Simple

Valentine’s Day Cakes – Charleston Crafted

Red Velvet Pudding Cups – Mostly Homemade Mom

Blood Orange Panna Cotta – Mooshu Jenne

Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts – Drugstore Divas

Cranberry Bliss Bars – Swanky Recipes

Valentine Rice Crispy Treats – Midwestern Moms

Chocolate Valentine Sandies – Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

M&M’s® Red Velvet Brownies – Julie is Coco and Cocoa

Nutella Filled Conversation Hearts - A Million Moments

Conversation Hearts Martini – JVKOM Chronicles

Valentine’s Day S’mores Dip – Our Mini Family

M&M’s® Red Velvet Blondies – The NYC Talon

Valentine’s Day Cheesecake Brownies – West of the Loop

Red Velvet Cheesecakes – Houseful of Nicholes

Chocolate Kiss Valentine’s Day Cookies – Moscato Mom

Chocolate and Candy Valentine Popcorn – Made by a Princess

Easy Valentine’s Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies – Janine Huldie

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe – Scrappy Geek

Coeur a la Creme with Raspberry Sauce – Graceful Order

Love Dipped Wafers – Sparkles to Sprinkles

Valentine’s Day Bento Lunch – Diana Rambles

“Blackened” Seafood Medley for a Low-Calorie Valentine’s Dinner – Broken TeePee

Sweet Salty Fudge – Foody Schmoody Blog

Valentine’s Day Covered Pretzels – Texas Type A Mom

Valentine’s Popcorn – Mommy’s Bundle

The Easiest Valentine’s Day Fudge Recipe - Young at Heart Mommy

Valentine’s Day Butter Cookies – Ilona’s Passion

Valentine’s Day Blondies – Saving You Dinero

Super Healthy Pomegranate-Cranberry-Almond Smoothie – Easy Cooking with Molly

Brownie Cut-outs – Tramplingrose

Puppy Valentine’s Day Cookies – Staying Close to Home

Valentine OREO Brownie Bar Recipe – As Mom Sees It

Strawberry-Vanilla Ice Cream Pie – Johanny’s Kitchen

Strawberry Filled Chocolate Cake – Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Chocolate Raspberry Truffles – Food Lovin Family

Honey Bee My Valentine Cakes – I Don’t Have Time for That

Red Velvet Valentine’s Day Parfaits – Living a Sunshine Life

Homemade Strawberry Syrup – Day by Day in Our World

Cranberry Hootycreek Cookies – Momma DJane

Red Velvet Donuts – Frugal Family Tree

Strawberry Mocha Granola – Strength & Sunshine

Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – Tales of a Ranting Ginger

Chocolate Shot Glasses – The Bewitchin’ Kitchen

Chocolate Pretzel Kisses – Just 2 Sisters

Valentine’s Candy Bark – Life with the Crust cut off

Chocolate Kiss Shooter! – Housewives of Frederick County

Super Simple Valentine’s Day Candy Hearts – My Real Food Family

Easy Strawberry Crinkle Cookies – Meatloaf & Melodrama

3 Ingredient Strawberry Brownies – Fun Things to Do in Central Mass

Nutella Baked Brie – Basil and Bubbly

Easy Cupid Crinkles – Creative Southern Home

Valentine’s Day Edible Tic Tac Toe Game – A Frugal Friend

Valentine’s Day Ombre Sweet Treat – Tastefully Frugal

Party

How to Throw a Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day Party – Amber Nicole Blogs

Valentine’s Day Party for Tweens – Soiree Event Design

Love is in the Air Valentine Table – Not Just a Mommy

Valentine’s Day Tea Party – The Peanuts Gang

Printables

Easy Valentine’s Printables – I am the Maven®

Printable Valentine’s Day Lunch Box Notes and Coupons – Gluesticks Blog

“I Love You Like” Valentine’s Free Printable – C’mon Get Crafty

4 Free Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages – Saving More than Me

Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt Clues – Mom on the Side

Valentine Gift for Kids {Free Printable} – Fun on a Dime

Crayon Valentines Printable – Mom’s Messy Miracles

Tic Tac Toe XOXO Valentine with Free Printable – Housewife Eclectic

Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids – Simple Living Mama

2 Free Printable Valentines (Owls) – Altamonte Family

Love is in the Air Valentine Card – Making of a Mom

Matchstick Valentine Free Printable – Frenchie

Valentine’s Day Lunch Box Notes & Jokes – Coupons are Great

I “Wheelie” Like You Car Valentine Printable – Artsy Momma

Round-Up

Valentine’s Day Guide – The Ranting Latina!

24 Frugal Valentine’s Ideas – Real: The Kitchen and Beyond

7 Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day – Downshifting PRO

5 Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts for Bloggers – That Chic Mom

Top 5 Romantic Restaurants to Eat at in East Greenwhich, Rhode Island – Mama Luvs Books

Other

War Room Movie Night – A Beautiful Exchange

Pairing Chocolate with Wine & Spirits – In Good Taste

Valentine’s Day Make-up Tutorial – Glam Hungry Mom

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Home – Natasha Byrd

Can you feel the love tonight with all these great Valentine’s Day inspired activities?

Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods in CT

Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods in CT

Disclosure: I attended a fun blogging event at Tanger Outlets. I was not asked to blog about; however, I loved it so much I wanted to share my experience.

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We found our new favorite outlet shopping venue; Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Casino! This indoor shopping mall with over 80 stores has something for everyone. Even though it does connect to the Foxwoods Casino, Tanger Outlets is family-friendly and can be easily accessed with routes around the gambling areas. Once inside the mall area, you are not near the casino activities. One of our favorite things about this outlet mall is that it’s located indoors. Being in New England, the weather can get quite cold for many months of the year. Most outlets around here have the outdoor mall shopping, where you have to put on your coat each time you bounce from store to store. At Tanger Outlets in Foxwoods you can take off your coat and enjoy the warmth as you shop.

Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods

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Another thing we loved about Tanger Outlets is the selection of stores. Our favorites were Kate Spade, Nike, and Gap Factory Store. There were so many to choose from though (listed below). My daughter and I were super excited to make purchases at Kate Spade. I’d never owned one before, but at the outlet prices and extra discounts the store was running I could finally buy my first! We also bought shoes for the entire family at Nike, and some clothes at a few of the other stores.

Store Directory from Tanger Outlets Website:

ACCESSORIES & JEWELRY
American Eagle Outfitters 830 (860) 383-2904
Ann Taylor Factory Store 370 (860) 213-5009
Armani Exchange 100 (860) 383-2842
Banana Republic Factory Store 220 (860) 383-2895
Bass Factory Outlet 620 (860) 222-3936
Brooks Brothers Factory Store 190 (860) 213-5087
Calvin Klein 880 (860) 383-2882
Clarks Outlet 630 (860) 213-5003
Coach 430 (860) 383-2178
Columbia Sportswear Company 310 (860) 319-8007
Crocs Outlet 300 (860) 383-2827
Ecco 265 (860) 213-5286
Fossil 660 (860) 612-8624
Francesca’s 560 (860) 222-3032
GUESS Factory Store 780 (860) 629-0835
H&M 960 (860) 319-8037
J.Crew Factory 420 (860) 213-5064
Kate Spade New York 590 (860) 213-5417
Kay Jewelers Outlet 470 (860) 222-3817
Lids 815 (860) 213-5427
LOFT Outlet 235 (860) 213-5019
Michael Kors 600 (860) 213-5007
New York & Company Outlet 335 (860) 213-5542
Nike Factory Store 390 (860) 383-2890
Nine West Outlet 715 (860) 383-2864
Old Navy Outlet 130 (860) 383-2807
Samsonite Factory Outlet 700 (860) 213-5540
Steve Madden 800 (860) 213-5260
Sunglass Hut 645 (860) 213-5005
Talbots 640 (860) 319-0525
Time Factory Watch Outlet 730 (860) 383-2839
Tommy Hilfiger 200 (860) 383-2860
Torrid 320 (860) 204-9188
Vineyard Vines 520 (860) 222-3185
Watch Station 660B (860) 629-0747
White House Black Market 440 (860) 425-0625
Wilsons Leather 270 (860) 383-2832
APPAREL
American Eagle Outfitters 830 (860) 383-2904
Ann Taylor Factory Store 370 (860) 213-5009
Armani Exchange 100 (860) 383-2842
Banana Republic Factory Store 220 (860) 383-2895
Bass Factory Outlet 620 (860) 222-3936
Brooks Brothers Factory Store 190 (860) 213-5087
Calvin Klein 880 (860) 383-2882
Charlotte Russe Outlet 330 (860) 213-5266
Coach 430 (860) 383-2178
Columbia Sportswear Company 310 (860) 319-8007
Eddie Bauer Outlet 280 (860) 383-2906
Express Factory Outlet 340 (860) 383-2900
Forever 21 170 (860) 204-0900
Francesca’s 560 (860) 222-3032
Gap Factory Store 350 (860) 213-5410
GUESS Factory Store 780 (860) 629-0835
H&M 960 (860) 319-8037
Haggar 710 (860) 213-5548
J.Crew Factory 420 (860) 213-5064
Kate Spade New York 590 (860) 213-5417
LOFT Outlet 235 (860) 213-5019
Lucky Brand Jeans 610 (860) 934-5168
Man Cave 870
Michael Kors 600 (860) 213-5007
Native World 540 (860) 383-4340
New York & Company Outlet 335 (860) 213-5542
Nike Factory Store 390 (860) 383-2890
Old Navy Outlet 130 (860) 383-2807
Steve Madden 800 (860) 213-5260
Talbots 640 (860) 319-0525
Tommy Hilfiger 200 (860) 383-2860
Torrid 320 (860) 204-9188
Under Armour 760 (860) 237-6031
Vineyard Vines 520 (860) 222-3185
White House Black Market 440 (860) 425-0625
Wilsons Leather 270 (860) 383-2832
CHILDREN’S APPAREL
Columbia Sportswear Company 310 (860) 319-8007
Gap Factory Store 350 (860) 213-5410
Gymboree Outlet 790 (860) 383-4759
H&M 960 (860) 319-8037
J.Crew Factory 420 (860) 213-5064
Kids Apparel Center 275 (860) 383-2805
Lucky Brand Jeans 610 (860) 934-5168
Nike Factory Store 390 (860) 383-2890
Old Navy Outlet 130 (860) 383-2807
Tommy Hilfiger 200 (860) 383-2860
Under Armour 760 (860) 237-6031
Vineyard Vines 520 (860) 222-3185
FOOD
1000 Degrees Pizzeria New 930 (860) 949-8392
Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Perfect 860 (516) 806-7862
Doc Popcorn 910 (860) 213-5569
IT’SUGAR 380 (860) 222-3931
Johnny Rockets 155 (860) 383-2005
Panda Express 935 (860) 213-5281
Pinkberry 650 (860) 213-5000
Starbucks Coffee 900 Coming Soon
FOOTWEAR
Bass Factory Outlet 620 (860) 222-3936
Brooks Brothers Factory Store 190 (860) 213-5087
Charlotte Russe Outlet 330 (860) 213-5266
Clarks Outlet 630 (860) 213-5003
Coach 430 (860) 383-2178
Columbia Sportswear Company 310 (860) 319-8007
Crocs Outlet 300 (860) 383-2827
Easy Spirit Outlet 770 (860) 383-4718
Ecco 265 (860) 213-5286
Famous Footwear Outlet 260 (860) 204-9802
GUESS Factory Store 780 (860) 629-0835
Merrell 210 (860) 383-2806
Nike Factory Store 390 (860) 383-2890
Nine West Outlet 715 (860) 383-2864
Old Navy Outlet 130 (860) 383-2807
Skechers 705 (860) 949-8679
Steve Madden 800 (860) 213-5260
Talbots 640 (860) 319-0525
Torrid 320 (860) 204-9188
UGG Australia New 460 (860) 218-9248
Under Armour 760 (860) 237-6031
White House Black Market 440 (860) 425-0625
HOUSEWARES & HOME FURNISHINGS
Kitchen Collection 290 (860) 383-2509
SERVICES
Tanger Shopper Services 283 (860) 383-4340
SPECIALTY
Adore Cosmetics 870 (860) 213-5617
As Seen on TV 245 (860) 213-5579
Bath & Body Works 400 (860) 222-3076
Cosmetics Company 575 (860) 213-5279
Doc Popcorn 910 (860) 213-5569
Go! Calendars, Games and Toys 720 (860) 383-4614
IT’SUGAR 380 (860) 222-3931
K & M All Star Sports 940 (860) 222-3363
Kay Jewelers Outlet 470 (860) 222-3817
Kitchen Collection 290 (860) 383-2509
Lindt Chocolate New 580
Man Cave 870
Orogold Cosmetics New 905 (860) 383-4340
Perfumes 4 U 810 (860) 213-5004
Samsonite Factory Outlet 700 (860) 213-5540
Vitamin World 850 (860) 222-3100
Watch Station 660B (860) 629-0747
Xcell Wireless 990 (860) 383-2480

Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

If you check out the outlets this winter, you will also find an ice skating rink out back. You literally can have a family day of fun shopping, skating, and then dinner at Hard Rock or another restaurant in the mall or casino! My daughter and I loved it so much, that we will be taking my husband and son back soon. The rink is the perfect size, affordable, and very festive with holiday decorations all around. It is outdoors, so make sure to bring a jacket if the weather permits. We were lucky that it was still fairly warm out the day we went skating.

Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

Make sure to hit Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods next time you’re looking for family fun and some great deals. If you have some last minute holiday shopping, this is a great place to get something for everyone on your list and get in the holiday spirit as well. A big thank you to Audrey from Mom Generations and Vera from Lady and the Blog for hosting this great blogger event at Tanger Outlets and introducing us to this fabulous place to shop for the entire family!

Tanger Outlets Foxwoods

Annie Playing at PPAC in RI this December! {Giveaway}

Annie Playing at PPAC in RI this December! {Giveaway}

Disclosure: I received promotional tickets for posting; however, all opinions are mine and mine alone.

Annie at PPACPhoto Credit: http://www.ppacri.org/events/detail/annie

The excitement is building around Providence, Rhode Island! Annie will be coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center this coming December 29th – January 3rd! This is just in time for you to get tickets and wrap them up to put under the tree or in a stocking! Annie is the perfect musical for the entire family to enjoy! My kids have never seen it, but I remember seeing it growing up. I can’t wait to take them! Make sure to purchase tickets today at PPAC. Tickets range from about $52 – $79 each.

Annie is one of the world’s most loved musicals. It’s directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin and choreographed by Liza Gennaro. this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Also, it will be featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. The musical will include classic songs like: “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” and “Tomorrow.”

NOTE: This production of Annie will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Very cool!

PPAC Show Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday, December 29, 2015at 7:00 PM
     
  • Wednesday, December 30, 2015at 7:00 PM
     
  • Thursday, December 31, 2015at 5:00 PM
     
  • Friday, January 1, 2016at 7:30 PM
     
  • Saturday, January 2, 2016at 2:00 PM
     
  • Saturday, January 2, 2016at 8:00 PM
     
  • Sunday, January 3, 2016at 1:00 PM
     
  • Sunday, January 3, 2016at 6:30 PM
     
Tickets are available for purchase online, by phone at (401) 421-2787 , or at the PPAC Box Office located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence.
Annie at PPAC
Photo Credit: http://www.ppacri.org/events/detail/annie
Family 4-pack Giveaway:
Up for grabs is a family 4-pack of tickets to see Annie at PPAC 12/29/2015 at 7pm EST. To enter the contest, please use the entry method below (includes commenting and tweeting). Giveaway ends 12/22 at 12am EST.

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NOTE: Winner is responsible for all transportation and stay. This contest is for 4 tickets ONLY and only valid on December 29th. Winner will be asked to pick up their tickets at the theater.  

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