bokeh tea
on the South Shore 

I swear you can find a holiday fair in every town from Barnstable to Bethune.
Last week was the zenith of fairdom - but there are still a few excellent options this weekend:


Merrie Market
9:00 - 2:30pm
Old Ship Parish House
107 Main St, Hingham

Holly Day Fair
10:00 - 3:00pm
Holly Hill Farm
236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset


Keep Up

lemon tea cake   WHAT'S FOR DINNER, HONEY?

It's comfort-food season...

Beef Stew with Apples & Beer Quinoa Artichoke Hash 
Hasselback Potatoes
Sausage & Tomato Risotto
Beef Pot Pie with Stilton Crust
Chicken Tortilla Soup
takeout advent x200  


A little to-do-list that helps you stay on top of the little stuff: like getting your skis tuned, forcing holiday bulbs, and snagging that teacher gift.

Go here> to get it.  

caroline gardner heart tree x200  


Am I the only one that suffers from tree trauma? Wrestling it into a wobbly stand, tugging at tangled lights. It's the bane of my holiday existence - and it started in childhood.

Go here > to read the origin story. 

drink umbrella wreath 1  


Advent Calendar DIY
Nantucket Christmas
Vermont Christmas
Natural Noel
Mod Christmas
Black Christmas
Citrus Christmas
Fabulous Felt Christmas

Party Food {appetizer ideas}
Gifts for Fitness Buffs


Find it, sell it, give it away on the Betty Board.  And get a sitter for the season, quick!

5 Things to do in Boston
Out of town guests? Find 5 things to entertain them in Boston.  Go here> for it.

Go here> to find Betty's Pinterest Boards:
Thanksgiving Table
Forcing Holiday Amaryllis & Paperwhites
Hostess Gift Ideas
Advent Calendars
5 Simple Ways to Organize Holiday Wrap

Local Lobster
Betty bumbled across this post by Bea- La Tartine Gourmande with delicious recipes for what to do with the lobster you’ve picked up.

Music Here & Near 
November 18: Merk Erelli - Club Passim
November 20: Gypsy Style Classical - South Shore Conservatory
November 27: Hayley Reardon - Club Passim
December 2: Ellis Paul - River Club
December 10: Session Americana - River Club

For more local music & art events go to There you can sort "tags" to find updated, concerts, art & theater events.

School Info

Hingham Schools
East, South, PRS, Foster, HMS & HHS
Sign up for newsletters, follow on twitter all the info you need.
Keep Up Here>

Hingham Education Foundation (HEF) 
Spelling Bee, Red Apple Program, Fete
Learn about it Here>

Cohasset Schools
Osgood, Deer Hill, CMS and CHS
Lunch Menus, School Calendar and Contact info.
Keep Up Here>

Cohasset Education Foundation (CEF)
Donate to your schools
Go Here>

Norwell Schools
Events, Announcements,Bus routes, you name it.
Keep Up Here>

Scituate Schools
Aspen Log in, contact info, schedules
Keep Up Here>


South Shore Art Center

Cohasset, MA
Find a schedule at South Shore Art Center. To help you select a course right for you, read "How to Select a Painting Class: a 101 Guide"

Hingham Rec Center
All Ages classes
Hingham Recreation Center>
for a schedule

South Shore Community Center
Cohasset, MA
Go to South Shore Community Center> for classes

Norwell Rec Center
All ages programs
Go to Norwell Recreation Center> for classes

The Link-fest

Hingham Public Library
Paul Pratt Public Library {Cohasset}
Norwell Public Library
James Library {Norwell}
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Harvard Natural History Musuem
ICA {Institure of Contemporary Art}
Peabody Essex Museum
Eric Carle Museum of Picturebook Art
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum


Youth Sports information - go here>
High School schedules and info- go here>