Thursday, December 5, 2019

There is Still Time to Get Tickets to Cirque du Soleil AXEL at the DCU Center in MA - Dec. 6th-Dec. 8th - It is an Amazing Show! (Review) #CirqueduSoleil #AXELCirque

Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary tickets to attend the show, in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Get your tickets now to one of the remaining shows -- Dec. 6-8th at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA 

Tonight, we took the girls to the DCU Center in Worcester, MA to see Cirque du Soleil AXEL, which opened tonight and is running shows through the weekend.  WOW!!...what an amazing show!  I have been to 10 Cirque du Soleil shows over the years, and have to say that AXEL is by far my favorite one.  This show is so different than all the other ones we have seen, as it takes place on the ice, and combines acrobatics you are used to seeing when you attend Cirque du Soleil, along with figure skating. Oh yeah, and the music and acoustrics are also great!

Usually when I share a follow up post to a show I have attended, I will share all about in writing.  Well, today, I am going to do something different.  While I was watching the show and noting this to include in my post show write up, I found myself putting down my pen and picking up my phone to capture videos to share with my readers.  So, I thougth I would share some of the videos I took to give you taste of what Cirque du Soleil AXEL is all about, and how this is a Cirque show not to be missed....


This is one show you really do have to check out if you live in a location where this show is making a stop.  It truly is a family-friendly show that the whole family will love, and walk away talking about the show. We couldn't stop talking about our favorite parts and singing the songs from the show, as we drove back to CT.  It was hard choosing a favorite part from the AXEL show as everything was amazing.  From the start of the show, right up until the end, all eyes were glued to the center of the ice and up in the air, watching all the amazing and talented Cirque artists.

More about AXEL:

"Embark on the journey of Axel, a young man and his dynamic group of friends, whose passion for live music and graphic arts come to life in an exhilarating adventure that reminds us all that our dreams are within reach. Discover this young artist as he falls for the fascinating Lei in a high-speed chase for love and self-realization.

Get lifted by the electrifying experience of Cirque du Soleil AXEL, with stunning performances blending ice-skating, acrobatics and live music that will leave all audiences astounded!"

Showtimes Remaining:

Friday, December 6 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 7 at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 8 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm

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Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary tickets to attend the show, in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Get Free Advanced Screening Tickets to See Will Smith's New Animated Movie, Spies in Disguise + Enter to #Win Some Fun Spy Gear #Giveaway #SpiesInDisguise


My girls are so excited about this new animated movie from Twentieth Century Fox, featuring Will Smith as a spy.  You may have seen the trailer to this movie if you went to the movies later.  It looks like a funny film the whole family will enjoy.

I am excited to share an opportunity for New England residents in or near the Boston area to attend an advance screening of Spies in Disguise next Saturday morning at 10 AM, as the AMC Assembly Row 12, in Somerville, MA. Keep reading to learn how you can score 2 FREE passes to attend the advanced screening.

If you haven't seen the trailer for this cute animated movie, or want to learn more about this great family-friendly movie, which will arrive in theaters on Christmas day, read on...

About this movie:

"Twentieth Century Fox presents a Blue Sky Studios production, “Spies in Disguise,” an animated spy comedy adventure set in the slick, high-octane, globe-trotting world of international espionage. Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is…not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo is forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise–transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic…pigeon. Walter and Lance suddenly have to work as a team, or the whole world is in peril. “Spies in Disguise” is directed by Troy Quane and Nick Bruno from a screenplay by Brad Copeland and Lloyd Taylor and a screen story by Cindy Davis inspired by the animated short film “Pigeon Impossible” by Lucas Martell. The film stars Will Smith, Tom Holland, Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Reba McEntire, Rachel Brosnahan, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled and Masi Oka. “Spies in Disguise” is produced by Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Michael J. Travers, p.g.a., with Chris Wedge and Kori Adelson serving as executive producers."

Rated: PG
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(Saturday, Dec. 14th at 10 AM - AMC Assembly Row 12, Somerville, MA)

If you live in or around the Boston area, or will be heading into the city next weekend to check out the holiday lights, take in a show, etc., you can score 2 FREE tickets to an advance screening of Spies in Disguise, thanks to the folks at Twentieth Century Fox and Gofobo.

For your complimentary pass for two for the screening in the Boston area, please click: Note: You will have to arrive early to check in, and they will be checking ID's to match up with the screening pass that is emailed to you. So, be sure to print it out and bring your ID with you.  Enjoy the movie!


For those who don't live in or around the Boston area, I wanted to give you a chance to win some fun “SPIES IN DISGUISE Prize Pack” consisting of spy-toys and other goodies.

To enter this giveaway, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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"A Pirate Christmas" is a Cute Nativity Story the Whole Family Will Love + There's a Fun Activity Book to Go Along with It! (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent review copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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When you think of the Nativity story, do you think of pirates?  I doubt it.  But, once you read "A Pirate Christmas," that may all change. :-) 

About this book:

"Joe and his pirate dad along with Cannon the ship guinea pig are miserably stuck on their boat missing the pirate Christmas party across the water on their friends' ship. Worst of all the party games and the treasure hunt are happening without them! 

Joe and his dad discover a dusty old picture book of the story of the first Christmas and settle down to read together and discover a different kind of treasure."

32 PAGES, 8.46 X 10.24
TRADE PAPER, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $12.99)
ISBN 9780745977164


We usually read the same Nativity story each year leading up to Christmas.  But, this year, I wanted to change things up and add a new book that tells the story in a different light.  My search led me to the "A Pirate Christmas" book, and once I flipped through the pages of this book, I knew it was just what I had been looking for.  

As the name suggests, this book tells the nativity story through the eyes of pirates.  Yes, you read that right...pirates.  What child doesn't love pirates?  I know my two girls love pirate stories, and were all smiles when I showed this new Christmas book we would be reading, and pairing with a fun activity book that goes with the story.

Not only was the story cute and one that will keep even the youngest of listeners engaged and entertained, but the illustrations that fill the pages of this book are colorful and playful.  It is like the story is coming alive on the pages as you flip through and read this holiday story.  Kids will be reminded about the true meaning of Christmas when they reach the end of the book, and this can be discussed further as a family, before you share the fun activity book (sold separately), which includes puzzles, crafts and stickers to go along with the super fun "A Pirate Christmas" book.

About the Activity Book:

"Arrrrrr, it's time to celebrate Christmas, pirate style!

Join the pirate Christmas party with these fun activities, including make your own pet guinea pig, draw your own treasure map and cook some party treats. Use stickers to retell the Christmas story."

32 PAGES, 8.27 X 11.69
TRADE PAPER, $6.99 (US $6.99) (CA $9.99)
ISBN 9780745977287


We have only had this book for a couple of weeks, but I have already lost count on how many times my girls asked me to read it to them at bedtime.  And, when I am not reading it to them, they are pulling it from the shelf to read on their own.  they really like this retelling of the nativity story, told through a pirate's eyes.  If you are looking for a fun new holiday book to share with your pirate-loving kids, I highly recommend "A Pirate Christmas."  And, be sure to pick up the activity book to go along with it. 

 It is only $6.99 and filled with fun activities and crafts for your kids to enjoy after they read the story with you.

Disclosure: I was sent review copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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