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Bristol Riverside Theatre has a fantastic lineup this summer!

Bristol Riverside Theatre has a fantastic lineup this summer!

When I was a child, I was a HUGE fan of the theater. During a show, I would tingle with excitement and always dreamed that I would someday be up there acting my heart out. I even had a role in my high school play to test my acting chops.  That never panned out.  But I still get the same thrill when watching.  The Bristol Riverside Theatre has a great lineup of events coming up this summer season.  Check out for more info.

Bristol Riverside Theatre

120 Radcliffe Street
Bristol, PA 19007

Administrative Offices: 215-785-6664
Box Office:

THEATRE ART’S CENTER presents Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.

July 3 – July 5 

11am; 1pm

$10 tickets. Visit or call 215-785-0100.


Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up with no flying required! The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, such as “Following the Leader,” “You Can Fly,” “The Second Star to the Right” and “Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me.


Sing-A-Long Grease

July 5 – 6

8pm; 3pm

$20 tickets. Visit or call 215-785-0100

Experience the movie like never before!You know it, you love it, and you know you want to sing along! Now is your chance to don those pink jackets, slick back your hair and let go of your inhibitions for an evening in which you are the star. Spend some time with Danny, Sandy and the gang, while singing (and dancing) along to the lyrics on the screen. It couldn’t be easier…or more fun! Dressing up is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential. And remember GREASE is the word!

THEATRE ART’S CENTER presents Thoroughly Modern Millie

July 10 – July 13

2pm; 7:30pm; 8pm

$30 premium/$20 regular, Visit or call 215-785-0100.


Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr., based on the zany new musical that has taken Broadway by storm, is the high-spirited musical romp that has all of New York dancing the Charleston! In New York City in 1922, young Millie Dillmount has just moved to the big city in search of a new life for herself. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz – in a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever.


THEATRE ART’S CENTER presents Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids

July 18 – July 19

11am; 1pm

$10 tickets. Visit or call 215-785-0100.


The jungle is jumpin’ with jazz in Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids. Specially adapted from the classic film, this musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like “The Bare Necessities,” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.” On the run from Shere Khan, a ferocious tiger who has banished him from the jungle, a human boy named Mowgli is aided by an agile panther named Bagheera. Along the way, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants, and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. Shere Khan returns, leading our protagonists to rally their follow jungle creatures into battle and restore peace to the jungle.


THEATRE ART’S CENTER presents Dinosaurs Before Dark Kids

July 25 – July 26

11am; 1pm

$10 tickets. Visit or call 215-785-0100.


What would you do if a tree house in your neighborhood could transport you anywhere you wanted to go? While exploring one afternoon, siblings Jack and Annie discover a tree house full of books. Jack looks through a book about dinosaurs and wishes he could see a real one. Suddenly the wind begins to blow and the tree house starts to spin wildly. When it finally stops, Jack and Annie open their eyes to find they have been transported back to the time of the dinosaurs. Join Jack and Annie on their adventure back in time to experience an amazing group of dinosaurs face to face.


THEATRE ART’S CENTER presents Disney’s The Sleeping Beauty Kids

August 6 – August 7

11am; 1pm

$10 tickets. Visit or call 215-785-0100.


It’s Princess Aurora’s sixteenth birthday, and three fairies – Flora, Fauna and Merryweather – must use their magic to save her from the spell of evil sorceress Maleficent! This classic fairy tale comes to life in Disney’s The Sleeping Beauty Kids, which features many roles for a large chorus, from King Stefan and Queen Stefanie’s loyal subjects to Maleficent’s slimy goons, as well as other fairies and animals. Songs from the beloved film, including “Once Upon a Dream,” accompany fun new songs like “Maleficent!” and “A Little Magic Now” to bring a fresh telling of the story to a new generation of kids and families.


THEATRE ART’S CENTER presents Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr.

August 8 – August 10

11am; 1pm

$10 tickets. Visit or call 215-785-0100.


In Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr., the classic tale of toymaker Geppetto’s little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz, tackling timely issues about what it means to be “the perfect child” – and what it means to be “a real father.”


THEATRE ART’S CENTER presents Into the Woods Jr.

August 15 – August 16

11am; 1pm

$10 tickets. Visit or call 215-785-0100.


The Brothers Grimm “go Broadway” as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in Into the Woods Jr., an adaptation of one of Sondheim’s most popular works designed especially for young performers. All of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king’s festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.


Bristol Riverside Theatre
120 Radcliffe Street
Bristol, PA 19007
Administrative Offices: 215-785-6664
Box Office:

Village Renaissance Faire – Open Casting Call!

15th Village Renaissance Faire announces


 June 15, 16, 17 6pm to 8pm


Bucks County’s largest and longest running Renaissance Faire seeks to build off its successful 2013 season that saw 9,000 attendees fill the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, by extending performance opportunities to new performers of all types, experiences and interest.  We can incorporate experienced performers while also training novice ones.  The Faire is truly a place for ALL.

Open auditions for various characters, roaming magicians and staged performers for a Renaissance Faire will be held at the Village Library of Wrightstown Community Room.  Be prepared with your own character, to play/sing a musical piece, or try a role offered by casting directors.  The choice is yours.  Auditions will be held on for roles at various community events and the faire scheduled for September 20 & 21, 2014 on the donated Middletown Grange Fairgrounds.

AUDITION DATE: June 15, 16, 17 6pm to 8pm

WHERE: Village Library of Wrightstown, 727 Penns Park Rd, Wrightstown, PA 18940



Watch as Ghiggeri Enviornmental takes Mama’s Little Helper from a Weedfest Backyard in Lambertville NJ to a Zen, Low Maintenance,Tranquil Outdoor Garden Living Area

Mama Chrissy’s Backyard Is Now an Extension of the Rest of the Home

My Personal Backyard Makeover in Lambertville New Jersey by Michael Ghiggeri from Ghiggeri Environmental Gives Mama Chrissy & Daughter More Living Space to Enjoy

Michael Ghiggeri Environmental Landscaper


Michael Ghiggeri Environmental Landscaper Starts My Backyard Project

It all started when I rented this quaint house in Lambertville last Summer. Soon after I moved in, Lambertville NJ was voted as 1 of the 15 most prettiest towns in the US by Forbes Magazine. My backyard did not help Lambertville achieve this special honor. When I opened my back door I saw this….

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I asked around for a reputable landscaper through all my online and offline communities and networks, and I found Michael Ghiggeri, from Ghiggeri Environmental as being highly recommended, especially as an Environmental Landscaper in New Jersey . Michael met me at our home within days of me reaching out. He listened to how I wanted to use the postage size backyard space, and he saw the potential of giving me exactly what we wanted, for the price I needed.  I was amazed at how easy it was for him to look past the tall weeds, oversize bushes, broken planters, busted fence sections with various things in random locations as he started pointing out ideas right then and there to deliver exactly what my daughter & I wanted. He knew we wanted our backyard to be an extension of our home and personalities, as well as fulfill the need for my daughter and myself to play in the dirt together, planting some annuals, vegetables and spices.


Michael Ghiggeri Environmental Landscaper Works on My Backyard Project




Michael Ghiggeri Enviornmental Landscaper

Michael Ghiggeri Enviornmental LandscaperSince our space is small, Michael suggested using a trellis for the back fence area where we can grow cucumbers and other vegetables that will grow upward on a trellis. Building it himself, saved money and we got exactly what we needed to bring the Zen feeling and the trellis fit perfectly in the space he designed for. Michael could tell from my home, personality and speaking with me that I wanted a tranquil, low maintenance, Zen backyard with comfortable living room-like furniture, a water feature, and a fire pit to roast marshmallows or keep warm on a chilly evening.  The fire pit we choose can also serve as a grill or cooler. The water feature is powered by a small solar panel. If you know Lambertville, you know most of the backyards are tiny, square spaces, so I was asking for a lot in a very little space.  His first order of business would be to completely clean out the backyard space of everything that had to go. As Michael is an Environmental Landscaper, it’s important for him to recycle things from job-to-job which helps him keep costs lower than competitors. For example, I needed a few more blue slates and he had some extra from another job that was removing blue slate. In return, I had to remove a big, beautiful butterfly bush, because whoever planted it in this small space, didn’t realize how big this magnificent beauty would grow. I had several butterfly bushes in my previous home that I just loved, so it was hard letting this bush go, but I’m sure Michael found a home for it in someone else’s project. I feel better knowing things removed from my backyard weren’t thrown away. I’ve always had a reverence for all things living, so throwing away a living bush would not work for me.



  Michael Ghiggeri Environmental Landscaper After Images of My Backyard Project

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I can’t wait for all the days my daughter and I can go out back this Spring and enjoy our new space! If you would like to hire Michael, call or email him now. He is busy, but will make time for you! Tell him you heard about him through

Amazing as I watched Michael transform my weed-fest into a Zen atmosphere for me, my daughter and our guests!

Michael Ghiggeri Enviornmental Landscaper

Ghiggeri Environmental works in Hunterdon, Somerset, and Mercer Counties NJ, and also Bucks County PA. Serious Inquiries may contact Michael by phone at 908-399-9428 or via email at


Cat In The Hat at The Arden Theater was a blast!

Arden Theatre Company presents Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

My daughter and I were thrilled to get opening night tickets to see The Cat in the Hat at The Arden Theater in Philadelphia.

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat
Based on the book by DR. SEUSS
Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain
Adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell
On the Arcadia Stage
April 16 – June 22, 2014
Arden Theatre Company
40 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106Box Office

Single Tickets Tickets: $16-$36

Groups of 20+

You can get tickets HERE:

It was a fun filled night for the press and their children!

We got to do some fun crafts and activities prior to the show.







My kiddo LOVED being crafty and it was a great warm up  for what to expect!

















The show is just long enough to keep the little ones interest and it’s  so entertaining!  I was impressed with the Q&A session for the kids after the show.  The actors go out of their way to make them feel involved.  We really enjoyed it!









The Arden Theater is the perfect venue to introduce your kiddos to acting and the theater experience.   Check out their classes!

Theatre Training for Kids & Teens

Classes are designed to enhance the experience you and your family have at Arden Children’s Theatre while providing theatre education and training to children of all ages. Our diverse programming, taught by theatre professionals, encourages collaboration and active imaginations. Interactive and fun, our classes teach kids to work together, boost their self esteem, develop skills, and broaden their horizons. Whether you are looking for 8 week commitment, a one day workshop Arden Drama School has something for everyone!



Tiny Prints $20 of Graduation Invites & Save 10% on Birth Announcments and More

Tiny Prints Graduation Stationery Sale


Offer expires 4/25/14 at 11:59 pm (PT). Save $20 off all graduation stationery orders of $49 or more using code GRAD49 at checkout. Merchandise must total $49 or more before taxes, rush processing, proofs, shipping and other charges for the promotion to apply. This promotion code cannot be combined with other offers. Offer applies exclusively to graduation announcements and graduation party invitations and is not applicable to previously placed orders, shipping, taxes, rush processing charges or greeting cards. Offer is only valid on Tiny Prints and is not applicable on, third party or partner websites. To prevent fraud or abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer or cancel any order.


What Kind of Muscle Does Mr.Clean Magic Muscle Really Have?

Mr.Clean Liquid Muscle Put to the Test in NJ

Will Mr. clean conquer century old grime in Lambertville New Jersey?

Everyone who knows me or has ever been in my car or home knows that I love to keep the spaces in my life clean and organized. Maybe that is because I have an unorganized mind, therefore I need to have an organized, clean environment to live.

I just started renting a home in Lambertville NJ at the end of July. Those that know Lambertville, know the place I’m renting is well over 100 hundred years old. So you can imagine the battle I am having with some of this century-old-grime. I’m ashamed to say over the last 7 months, some of this grime has won, even at the mercy of toothpicks, screwdrivers and all my usual hard-core cleaning staples I bring out when I’m cleaning a new home as my own (I told you, I have a serious problem with dirt, and an even more serious problem living with dirt and grime I didn’t create, such as century-old Lambertville grime).

My Mr. Clean blogger toolkit arrived, February 21, 2014 for me to begin my research for this sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Mr. Clean.

My task is easy, to use the Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle in my dirtiest of places or wherever I found it best worked, so I could report it here. They were kind enough to include a bucket and a sponge to go up against this Lambertville grime. My own personal goal and/or prayer is to find a miracle product that goes up against this century-old-grime and comes out a champion.

Here are my findings after a few weeks of working with Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle:


Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle shined my bathroom back to new

Mr.Clean Liquid Muscle

Mr.Clean Liquid Muscle cleaned my tub, sink, walls and more getting rid of soap scum, grime and all dirt found in bathrooms wonderfully



And, saved the best for last….

Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle made it so I could use my oven again

After a friend and I cooked the best fresh marinated chicken we found at Giant in New Hope PA, I couldn’t cook anything in my oven without smoke filling the kitchen due to me putting the chicken on a pan that didn’t have sides.

When that delicious chicken was done cooking, so was my oven until I got it clean with Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle.

Whoops! I’ve been out of practice cooking lately, so I forgot about the drippings of cooking vs. heating up prepared foods (where I can get away with using a flat pan).

Before Photos of the Smoking Mess in My Oven


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Grime spilled over while cooking

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Mr. Clean working is magic muscle in my oven

After Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle & I  Meet in My Oven

Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle

Wow! Mr.Clean Liquid Magic restored this oven to better than I got from my landlord.

Mr. Clean For Outdoor Furniture Cleaning this Spring

I’m sold on this product being everyone’s go to for inside and outside use. I’m excited I have more Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle left. I want to clean the outdoor furniture now that Spring is arriving in Bucks County PA and I can tell just from using it around the house, I wont have to scrub the patio furniture hard thanks to using Mr. Clean Liquid Muscle.

PS the bottle has the coolest feature for when you are using it diluted in water for easier jobs. Squeeze once and the bottle delivers the perfect amount for the bucket of water.


Happy Spring Cleaning with Mr. Clean liquid Muscle!

I would love to hear what your favorite Spring Cleaning Products or Tips Are in the Comment Section Below?

KIDZ BOP 25 & A Universal Studios Hollywood Contest!


KIDZ BOP albums are a big hit in my house!  Every KIDZ BOP album always has the latest hits and my 7 year old daughter loves that she can have all of her favorite songs on one CD.

And I love that I can feel comfortable letting her listen to the clean version of all of those songs that can make a parent cringe when you hear them on the radio!


KIDZ BOP is celebrating the release of their 25th album with the introduction of the new KIDZ BOP Kids, ASHLYNN, GRANT, MATT & BREDIA!

These super talented kids recently took over Universal Studios Hollywood to shoot the new KIDZ BOP 25 TV spot and music video, “Safe and Sound.” And, they’re helping KIDZ BOP launch the Despicable Me 2 Minion Mayhem Super Contest!

Super Contest

One lucky winner will win a trip to L.A. for the Grand Opening of the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. Enter now:

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