Looking for more Girl Scout cookies?
Mon Mar 16
Sorry, that's a rhetorical question. Who isn't dying for more of these once-a-year treats? In my home state of California, you can buy the goodies at the supermarket, where little Daisies and Brownies hawk at the front door. So you can imagine my devastation when I moved to NYC and discovered that I had to preorder the cookies from an actual Scout, since that's the only way they're available (or so I was told). I don't know any Girl Scouts here, so my mom sent me a giant shipment of Samoas, Thin Mints and Tagalongs. Unfortunately, these puppies are going fast (I blame my editor). But I came across this juicy tidbit: There's a secret Cookie Cupboard that sells individual boxes! They are only open for a few hours every week, but if you have a minute I recommend popping in and snagging some before Girl Scout cookie season is over.
See Thomas & Friends at the Beacon for $5 off
Mon Mar 16
Thomas, the cherubic choo-choo all kids dream of befriending, and his locomotive pals are stopping at the Beacon Theatre from Fri Apr 17 - Sun Apr 19. Get $5 selected performances by clicking here . Better act soon before this train leaves the station!
Fri Mar 13
Actually, more like "sweetie Friday." Our birthday issue--which hits stands in just a few of weeks--got me thinking a lot about cakes. Case in point: These adorable Cookie Monster cupcakes . Sadly, there is no recipe included with the associated post, but it seems pretty easy: just over-frost the cupcakes and shove half a cookie in it. The original inspiration came from this neato cupcake cake , which seems to be a trend right now for birthday parties. Cupcake cakes are an easy way to ensure that all the kids get equal portions and the best part is no serving headaches! Here's some extra cupcake cake inspiration for you. Want more ideas? Other outstanding cakes include a ton from Matty Cakes Bakery and of course the go-to cupcake blog, Cupcakes Take the Cake . I'm having a major sweets craving right now, can you tell?
Twitter saves you money!
Thu Mar 12
A few weeks ago we strongly urged you to join Twitter. Our reasons were endless (constant communication with family and friends, easy to keep up on news), but now we have an even better incentive for you: Twitter can save you loads of moolah--if you follow the right people. There are some great NYC-centric deal makers to keep your eye on, like nycdailydeals , newyorkology and our sister pub Time Out New York 's "deal twitter," nycdeals , but no one can understand your recession woes better than other parents can, right? Luckily, I came across this awesome list of 20 frugal moms throughout the country whose Twitter accounts focus on all things free and cheap. Being a recessionista myself, I especially love 5DollarDinners and CouponCravings . Okay, now you have absolutely no excuse not to join Twitter. Get on it! And then follow us at TimeOutKids for daily blog updates, event picks of the day and more.
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