Meet Our Members: Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies

Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies
Let’s meet Danielle Driscoll from Finding Silver Pennies.

Where do you live?
South Shore of Massachusetts

What do you write about?
I write about my passion for painting furniture, DIY (on a budget), my family and coastal living on the south shore.

How long have you been blogging?
Three and a bit years. I started my blog on August 3, 2011.

What are some of your favorite blogs to read?
Many of the blogs are design and DIY blogs.

Here are a few I love:

Miss Mustard Seed

Craftberry Bush

Chronicles of Home

What inspired you to start a blog?
I was inspired by a few blogs I read and also wanted a creative outlet to express myself. My crafts, furniture painting and DIY has grown out of the desire to write and share my experiences.

Favorite blog post that you have written?

I enjoyed writing this one on Scituate -http://www.findingsilverpennies.com/2014/10/scituate-stroll.html

My fall home tour is also a favorite – http://www.findingsilverpennies.com/2014/10/coastal-fall-home-tour-2014.html

Our dog Poppy was sprayed by a skunk last March. It was so horrible, the smell and the whole ordeal, horrible. We did our sunroom over due to this incident. We’ve loved every minute out there: http://www.findingsilverpennies.com/2014/07/sunroom-reveal.html

How many kids?
Two

How old are they?
John is 8 and Conor is 5.

Why did you join Boston Parent Bloggers?
I joined Boston Parent Bloggers to meet some local bloggers and make connections. I really love the world of blogging and how generous and helpful most bloggers are.

Any favorite tips, tools, or plugins?
I LOVE Instagram and Pinterest. I started on blogger and am now on WordPress which I love. PicMonkey is great for free editing and I’ve just started using Lightroom over the summer which has made a huge difference.

Braun No Touch Forehead Thermometer and Henrietta’s Table

Earlier this month, a group of Boston Parent Bloggers were invited to attend a luncheon at Henrietta’s Table to learn about the new line of Braun no touch thermometers. Bloggers were also treated to a cooking lesson by Peter Davis, Henrietta’s Table’s famed chef.

Visit the links below to find out more about the each blogger’s experience at the event.

Braun No Touch + Forehead Thermometer - Mom's Lifesavers

Braun No Touch + Forehead Thermometer – Mom’s Lifesavers

Braun No Touch + Forehead Thermometer
Cooking Comfort Foods at Henrietta's Table - 30 Something Mother Runner

Cooking Comfort Foods at Henrietta’s Table – 30 Something Mother Runner

Last Thursday I had the chance to head up to Boston to cook some comfort foods with Chef Peter Davis at Henrietta’s Table and to learn more about Braun…
Preparing for Cold & Flu Season with Braun Thermometers & Henrietta’s Table

Preparing for Cold & Flu Season with Braun Thermometers & Henrietta’s Table |kimworld

Recently, I was invited by Braun Thermometers to a comfort food cooking class at the amazing Henrietta’s Table in Cambridge, MA.
Braun No Touch + Forehead Thermometer | New Hampshire Kids

Braun No Touch + Forehead Thermometer | New Hampshire Kids

I recently attended a wonderful event hosted by Braun Thermometers at the beautiful Henrietta’s Table in Cambridge, MA. The event included a cooking demo from Chef Peter Davis (more to come…
Taking Temperatures with a No Touch Forehead Thermometer | Capability : Mom

Taking Temperatures with a No Touch Forehead Thermometer | Capability : Mom

When your children are sick, it’s not just about managing their symptoms and getting them well, it’s also dealing with, um, shall we say, heightened preferences – everyone is a little more particular when they’re under the weather. Some kids resist taking spit back up medicine, and taking temperatures, while critical, is another not fun sick-time activity. How to make it easy on everyone is something the engineers at Braun have figured out which is good, as we could all use the help. As a disclosure of my ineptitude at any given time, there are three thermometers in our house – the “good one” and two back up which are possibly either mildly or wildly inaccurate (why don’t I just throw them away? Maybe is the next great clean out I will).

Annie Comes to Boston – Win Tickets for Your Family!

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Annie is the perfect show to introduce your kids to the theater, or help foster an already growing love. With a lot of kids, plenty of catchy songs, a rags-to-ritches story, and even a live dog, there’s a lot to love.  The exciting news is that Annie is coming to the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre in Boston and several of our members have tickets to give away for opening night on November 5th. They’ve also got a discount code to help make the show even more accessible. There’s a different winner for each site, so make sure to enter them all for the best chance at winning.

 

Family-Friendly Wine Country: Touring the North Fork of Long Island

Tractor races at Harbes Family Farm

Trying out the tractor races at Harbes Family Farm, Photo Courtesy of Christy Matte at QuirkyFusion.com

Several Boston Parent Bloggers, along with a few other select travel writers and bloggers, were recently invited to tour the North Fork of Long Island to get a taste of all that the region has to offer. Cross Sound Ferry brought us across the sound for a delightful 24 hours spent touring wineries, sampling local food, exploring local family-friendly attractions, and relaxing in some of the very accommodating inns and B&Bs in the area.

Check out the reviews and learn more about the region:

 

1. Trip to Long Island Wine Country (Lauren and Evan’s Cool Blog)

2. Long Island Wine Country Tour (Dollops of Diane)

3. Long Island’s North Fork Wine Country Getaway (Fortuitous Housewife)

4. Long Island Winery Tour (ViolaCay)

5. A Tour of Long Island Wine Country (Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms)

6. New Vacation Spot: North Fork of Long Island (It’s Not Like a Cat)

7. Long Island: Closer Than You Think (Leah’s Life: Pearls and Oysters)

8. Boston Family Road Trip Destination: North Fork, Long Island (Family Friendly Boston)

Red Sox Invite Boston Parent Bloggers to Become Red Sox Moms

Hot on the heels of a historic championship season, the World Champion Boston Red Sox invited several Boston Parent Bloggers to be a part of the inaugural Red Sox Moms Club. The goal of the #RedSoxMoms program is to share events, information, and activities happening within the Red Sox organization. As part of this program the Red Sox Moms will be invited to be a special guest at some amazing events throughout the 2014 baseball season.

As our first event, we were invited to Fenway Park to sample “FenwaYoga.” On June 8th, fans can join a FenwaYoga class taught at Fenway Park by celebrity Yoga instructor Mandy Ingber. The cost is $25 to participate and you must raise $250 for the Red Sox Foundation.

RedSoxMoms Yoga

Photo Courtesy of the Boston Red Sox

What a beautiful view during Yoga!RedSoxMoms Yoga

Photo Courtesy of the Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox Foundation will also be raffling off the World Championship rings. You can learn more about the Ring Raffle here.
World Championship Rings

Photo Courtesy of Gilda Aliberti
RedSoxMoms

Photo Courtesy of Gilda Aliberti
Read more about Red Sox Moms, FenwaYoga, the Ring Raffle, and Out of the Park events in the blog posts below.

Stay tuned to the #RedSoxMoms hashtag on twitter to stay in the loop on great events coming up at Fenway Park.

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Gilda Aliberti is a Part Time Project Manager, Mom to Evan (9 years old) and Lauren (7 years old), and blogger at Evan and Lauren’s Cool Blog.  She shares area attractions, shows, product reviews and great giveaways with her readers.  She is also a Disney enthusiast, PTO President, Cake Decorator, and Scrapbooker.  She can be contacted at gjaliberti@yahoo.com
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Boston Parent Bloggers Welcomes the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston

P1180659I know we’re always looking for new and fun things to do with the kids, especially when it’s too hot/cold/wet to be outside. The LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston in Assembly Row, Somerville, launches next week (May 23) as the newest option for indoor family fun. Several of our members had the chance to check it out and are giving away passes so you can enjoy it with your own family.

Check out the reviews and giveways at:

 

 

Big Apple Circus Giveaways

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Big Apple Circus – Luminocity is coming to Boston’s City Hall Plaza March 25 – May 11, 2014. Many Boston Parent Bloggers are giving away tickets for the March 29th performance at 4:30 PM. Visit each of the posts to enter and maximize your chances to win!

*Bloggers: You must be a current member of the Boston Parent Bloggers to post. Non-member submissions will be removed. Please submit the name of your blog in the “Link Title” area.

A Christmas Story, The Musical Giveaways

A Christmas Story in Boston

A Christmas Story, The Musical is coming to Boston’s Citi Wang Theatre November 20-December 8, 2013. Many Boston Parent Bloggers are giving away Family Four Packs of tickets for the November 20th performance at 7:30 PM. Visit each of the posts to enter and maximize your chances to win!

To purchase tickets with a 15% discount, use this link and the code LEGLAMP.

[These contests are not affiliated with Boston Parent Bloggers. Rules of entry and deadlines are determined by the individual blogs.]

*Bloggers: You must be a current member of the Boston Parent Bloggers to post. Non-member submissions will be removed. Please submit the name of your blog and a few words to describe your giveaway in the “Link Title” area.

Boston Parent Bloggers Member Giveaways: Week of June 9, 2013

Enter to Win With a Boston Parent BloggerCheck out this week’s giveaways from the member sites of the Boston Parent Bloggers. While you’re there, take a few moments to read a post or two. You never know when you might find a brand new blogger to follow.

[These contests are not affiliated with Boston Parent Bloggers. Rules of entry and deadlines are determined by the individual blogs.]

*Bloggers: You must be a current member of the Boston Parent Bloggers to post. Non-member submissions will be removed. Please submit the name of your blog and a few words to describe your giveaway in the “Link Title” area.

Boston Parent Bloggers Member Giveaways: Week of May 26, 2013

Enter to Win With a Boston Parent BloggerCheck out this week’s giveaways from the member sites of the Boston Parent Bloggers. While you’re there, take a few moments to read a post or two. You never know when you might find a brand new blogger to follow.

[These contests are not affiliated with Boston Parent Bloggers. Rules of entry and deadlines are determined by the individual blogs.]

*Bloggers: You must be a current member of the Boston Parent Bloggers to post. Non-member submissions will be removed. Please submit the name of your blog and a few words to describe your giveaway in the “Link Title” area.