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Heather Friedmann is a full-time working mom who loves being kept busy. She holds an undergraduate degree in French and Francophone Studies and Environmental Studies (double major) and a Master’s in Sustainability and Environmental Management. Her international travels and her always well-dressed husband have inspired her interest in the fashion world and designer handbags, and she enjoys writing about both fashion and Boston happenings for Ask Miss A.

Fresh Throw Pillows For Updated Home Decor

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Want to revamp the look of your living room without spending a ton of money and with a lot less effort than repainting? Buy a few new throw pillows to accessorize your couch and notice how it instantly freshens up your space. By mixing and matching based on a particular color scheme or theme makes your room look less hotel-like and more cozy. […]

Upcoming Holiday DIY Workshops In Boston

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Maybe it’s all the creative things on Etsy I’ve seen lately, but the holiday season is the only time of year where I’m inspired enough to want to design thoughtful, personalized gifts and bake glamorous homemade cookie platters for my friends and co-workers. Truth be told, if I don’t start […]

Family-Friendly Halloween Events In Salem


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Halloween is always a good excuse to dress up, even if you’re far past the age where it’s appropriate for trick-or-treating. But what if your kids are the exact age where it is appropriate for them to go trick-or-treating, but they are much too young to attend a typical haunted […]

Boston Engagement Ring Shopping


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I imagine engagement ring shopping to be a daunting task, which is why I’m so glad to have not been a part of the process when it came time for my own engagement. At the risk of sounding like a huge sap, I’ll say that I’m lucky enough to have […]

Advantage Testing Foundation’s Math Prize For Girls At MIT


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Remember that scene in “Mean Girls” where Lindsay Lohan’s character Cady decides to compete in her school’s Mathletes competition, and ends up proving herself to be an integral part of her team’s win and helps to dispel the myth that math can’t be cool?

If you want to witness a […]

Pink Carpet Fashion Show To Benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation At The Ocean Club In Quincy, MA

Photo Credit: Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation

Photo Credit: Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation

Despite its postponement this weekend due to Hurricane Irene, the Pink Carpet Fashion Show is set to make a splash at The Ocean Club at Marina Bay for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. It is bound to be a gloriously sunny […]

Banana Republic to Debut Mad Men Collection


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While in high school, I keenly remember perusing my mother’s closet and borrowing clothes that I would then try to pass off as my own and impress my friends with something vintage I had “discovered.” I also vividly remember my mom saying that if you hold onto something long […]

Jimmy Fund Fantasy Day At Fenway Park

Young Red Sox fans (Photo Credit: www.jimmyfund.org)

Young Red Sox fans (Photo Credit: www.jimmyfund.org)

Saturday, August 13th provides Red Sox fans with a unique opportunity to support The Jimmy Fund while experiencing a fun-filled day of family-friendly activities at Fenway Park. As you may remember, I wrote about the Jimmy Fund’s amazing charity work in a previous post on Miss […]

Upcoming Boston Area Charity Walks


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August is typically a brutal heat wave of humidity-filled days in Boston, but all that time spent indoors cooling off in front of the air conditioning should motivate you to get outside once again when the weather cools in September. Listed below are a number of […]

Volunteer With The Big Sister Association Of Greater Boston


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The Big Sister Association of Greater Boston‘s mission is “to help girls realize their full potential by providing them with positive mentoring relationships with women”. Currently celebrating its 60 year anniversary of serving girls in the Boston area, this relationship-building organization fosters and promotes meaningful friendships between women and girls.


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