Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wicked presented by Omaha Performing Arts!


WICKED presented byOmaha Performing Arts in Slosburg Hall at the Orpheum Theater May 7-25, 2014.

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OMAHA, NEBRASKA - (Wednesday, November 27, 2013) – After record breaking engagements in Omaha in 2009 and 2011, WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will return to Omaha’s Orpheum Theater for a third engagement May 7 through May 25, 2014. Tickets for the return engagement will go on sale to the public through* on Friday, February 7, 2014. Tickets may be purchased prior to this single ticket on sale date by adding the show to a season package or as part of a group of 15.

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Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town again!!!! GREAT COUPON!!!

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town and I have $7 Off Tickets for you!  
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We went to their show last year and LOVED it!!!  They are SUCH fun!!  Comment below and let me know if you are planning on going and in what location!!!

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Omaha Performing Arts Holiday Sale

Do you need some Black Friday or Christmas gift ideas?
I wanted to give you a heads up!  The promo code won't be ACTIVE until Thursday...but I wanted you all to be aware about this great deal for Black Friday and the Omaha Performing Arts!
Omaha Performing Arts is holding a once-a-year 30% off Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale!* 
To take advantage of the sale, go to the promo page,, and enter in the promo code BARGAIN13. 
The sale runs Nov. 28 through Dec. 2.
Here are the shows:
Million Dollar Quartet, Feb. 18-23 (inspired by the true story of the night Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash recorded together)
Sister Act, March 18-23
War Horse, April 8-13
Wicked, May 7-25
The Sounds of Christmas starring Elisabeth von Trapp with the Carolian Brass
Ballet Nebraska’s The Nutcracker (discount to The Nutcracker is 15% off)
Tonic Sol-fa Holiday Concert
Sid the Science Kid Live!
Polar Obsession with Paul Nicklen, wildlife photojournalist
TAO: Phoenix Rising
ERTH’s Dinosaur Zoo™
The Dinosaur Hunter with Paul Sereno, paleontologist
Exploring the Red Planet with Kobie Boykins, NASA engineer
Martha Graham Dance Company
Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Company
Swan Lake featuring Moscow Festival Ballet
Count Basie Orchestra featuring New York Voices
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Sean Jones Quartet
Wayne Shorter Quartet
Delfeayo Marsalis
The Priests
Christopher O'Riley
Soweto Gospel Choir
Zoƫ Keating
Itzhak Perlman in Recital
* Special offer begins November 28, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. and ends December 2, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.  Offer of 30% off good on tickets to select shows and price levels only. Quantities limited for select shows. Subject to availability. New orders only. All productions, performances, prices, dates and times are subject to change. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.


Disney Live, Three Fairy Tales Review

Presented by Feld Entertainment

This weekend I got the FUN opportunity to take 2 out of 4 of my kids to Disney Live here in Omaha.  We had a GREAT time!  I was able to go about 3 years ago too and loved it then also!  It was almost identical to 3 years ago...but my 2 munchkins didn't remember it was all new to them!

The production was 3 Fairy Tales.  It went through Snow Whites story..Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast.  Prior to the show myself and another Omaha blogger were invited to a meet and greet.  Sadly, my sons hockey game was moved an hour later, so there was no way I was going to make it back from his game in Lincoln in time to make it to the meet and greet.  But my good blogger friend Robyn from, was able to go and she shared her pictures with me so I could share them with you!  I HAVE been to a meet and greet for Disney shows before I will tell you about my experience!  

First off, here is Cinderella coming into the room!  I have to say they ALWAYS stay in character.  The little girls...and boys LOVE it!

 Here is Cinderella meeting my friend Robyn's little girl "R".  From experience with princesses in the past....they are very friendly and interactive with the kids!  And like I said...they ALWAYS stay in character.  It is a little bit bizarre for the adults actually!  :-)  But very cool for the kids!

 After the meet and greet...the show started!  I managed to roll into town 15 minutes before show time!  Whew!  I am glad the hockey game didn't go any longer!  By the way...I don't know if you know anything about hockey...but my son is a defenseman...and he laid out Coach Pelini's son!  Coach Pelini is a coach for the Nebraska Huskers...not THE Coach Pelini....but it is THE Coach Pelini's nephew.  The coach Pelini that I am talking about is like the special teams coach or something.  Anyway....I figure that means Cam's scholarship to UNL is out.  Bummer!  Anyway...back to the show!

The show started with Goofy and Minnie on stage!  Goofy has always been one of my favorites!  Voices were RIGHT on with what they should sound like.
 Pretty soon Donald joined the cast and finally MICKEY!  Everyone was SO excited to see Mickey!
 Donald, Goofy, Mickey and Minnie introduced the first Fairy Tale, Snow White.  She was so perfect in every way with her dress, her speech and her mannerisms.  I was FULLY convinced that this was Snow White!
 And the nasty witch came out.....she looked fantastic too!  Just like the books I grew up with!  Her magic mirror was super cool too!  A little scary for my littlest one....but it was perfect! favorite little guys from the story of Snow White...the DWARFS!!!  LOVE THEM!!!!!
 Of course, the story ended well.  The witch brought Snow White the poison apple...she ate it...went into a deep sleep and her fairly handsome prince came...gave her a kiss...and they got married.  The end!  Great story!!

Next.....Cinderella!  That was always one of my favorites!  She started in rags....
 Then my favorites from this story came out...the mice!!!!  I just loved them...always have!!!
 Cinderella was not able to go to the ball, so her Fairy godmother showed up to make her fancy!
 This was pretty cool....she went up on that circular stage and there was all sorts of smoke.  She was in her rags...and by the time the smoke cleared, she was in this dress with her hair pinned up, etc.  It HAS to have been a double!  There is no way she could have changed that fast!  She looked beautiful though...they both did...even in her rags!

 We all know how this story ends....she goes to the ball...meets her Prince...loses her shoe....her shoe comes to the house with the Prince...she puts it fits....they live happily ever after...The end!  Great story!!

There was an intermission in the middle of Cinderella.  The concession stands were open.  I have to say everything that was sold by Disney Live was SO expensive.  I would have LOVED to get my kids some fun things...but the prices were outrageous.  But...everything that is licensed is expensive, so why should Disney Live be any different.

After the intermission it was time for the story of Beauty and the Beast.  This was always a favorite of mine as well!
 Belle...just like me....always has her nose in a book!  I LOVE to only I could LOOK like Belle, I'd be in business!  :-)
 The part my kids loved the most was when Belle got to the castle and the teacup, clock, candlestick and utensils came out.

 They LOVED it!  They thought it was so funny!  But...they did wonder where "Chip" was...the little cup that had a chip on its side.
 The Beast costume was very well done.  Actually all of the costumes were very well done....they were all spot on.
 Of this story goes...Belle falls in love with the beast.....which causes him to turn back into the Prince that he once was!  And they live Happily Ever After!

 This signaled the end of the show....Belle and the "Beast/Prince" came out.....
Then Cinderella and her Prince....

 Then Snow White and her prince....

 Finally, Goofy, Donald.....
 And Mickey and Minnie!  And they were ALL blinged out!  They had new blingy costumes on!  It was a sparkly mess up there!  But a beautiful mess!!

 Last....but not least...before the closing of the curtains for the last time on this Omaha show.....confetti came out of the ceiling.  Kids all over thought this was just the "cat's meow"!

 My little people M&M, really loved it!!!  They were thrilled to have gotten to go....and were mesmerized almost the entire time!
It was a very well put together production.  Thanks to Feld Entertainment for producing it and allowing us to check it out!

Have you ever been to a Disney Live show?  If so...which one?  Comment below!  I need some comment love!!!!!

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Thursday, November 21, 2013


My son has an "" bracelet.  He got it from his youth group and church.  I didn't really realize what it I know.

Watch this little 26 minute video on the Robertson family.  Very encouraging and interesting.

The Mommy MD Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great Review!

The Mommy MD Guide to Losing Weight 
and Feeling Great: 
More than 700 tips that 50 doctors 
who are also mothers use to slim down, 
shape up, fight fatigue, boost mood, 
look great, and live better

Mommy MD Guides was launched in 2009, and the first book in the Mommy MD Guides series, The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, released in 2010. The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby’s First Year released in 2011. They published The Mommy MD Guide to the Toddler Years in 2012. They also sell The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth iPhone app on the iTunes Store, and they also  WHEW!  A lot going on there within the last few years!!!  They've been busy!

The challenges of parenting motivate people to buy books, perhaps more than almost any other topic. Although there are other parenting books out there, The Mommy MD Guides book series offers many benefits that other parenting books lack:

  • It’s coauthored by Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH—a physician and also a mom of three sons. Dr. McAllister is a nationally recognized health expert whose nationally syndicated newspaper column, Your Health, appeared for years in more than 30 newspapers in the United States and Canada and was read by more than a million people each week.
§  It’s filled with the advice of credentialed experts—more than 150 MDs and DOs, rather than the advice of a single author.
§  In addition to being credentialed experts, these women are also mothers—with hundreds of children and dozens of grandchildren among them.
§  The advice in the books is tips that these Mommy MD Guides use for their own families, not necessarily what they tell their patients. It’s a frightening reality that in no time in history has the gap between what doctorssay to their patients and what doctors do for their families been wider.
§  The tips in the books are proven to work. If a tip works for a doctor juggling a busy practice and a hectic home life, it’ll likely work for you too.
§  The books talk about enjoying the celebrations of parenting, not just surviving its challenges.
§  Instead of lists of dry, boring tips, the advice is presented as easy-to-read, often humorous, anecdotes and stories.
§  While most books shy away from mentioning specific brands, products, and stores, throughout our books we recommend specific brands, product, and stores that our Mommy MD Guides have found to be helpful in their own lives, in our Mommy MD Guide-Recommended Product sidebars. We believe this is tremendously beneficial to our readers, helping to simplify their lives.
§  The books’ tone is calming and reassuring; there’s no fear factor here.
§  These books are filled with useful information about common complaints and celebrations of parenting that most moms will face, not focusing on unusual symptoms and problems that only a few moms will encounter.

People can buy these books online on many sites including, and, order them at bookstores nationwide, or download them for Kindle, Nook, or iPhone/iPad.

I really got a lot out of this book.  It was honestly nice to know that doctor's have the same struggles I have.  I know that sounds weird....but they know what you're supposed to do to lose weight...maintain healthy, etc.  I also think I know...but then when you don't lose weight or even maintain weight you wonder WHY???  I thought I was doing what I was supposed to be doing.  So it is nice to know that even doctors...whom we go to for advice, struggle with the same problems.  The fact of the matter is, there is no ONE magic thing for everyone to do because everyone's bodies are SO different.  All you can do is just keep trying different things until you find that one thing that works.  And even after you find that one thing that may not always it is constantly a learning process for you and your body.

There were a lot of great insights in the book.  Ideas, advice, thoughts, encouragement...enough to fill 300+ pages full on an e-book!!  But it never got dull.  There was always something that made me go..."Oooohhhhh...."

I would encourage anyone to read this book that may be struggling even in the slightest.  Not only can it give you weight loss advice, but it gives you help in the feeling great area!  It helps you come up with what works for YOUR body.  Definitely a worthwhile read.  

Its Yours Pottery


Tuesday & Wednesday  11am-8pm
Black Friday 11am-9pm
​Saturday 10am-9pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm

All of us at IT'S YOURS POTTERY would like to take a quick minute, before the crazy begins, to wish each of you a Thanksgiving Day filled with the love and warmth of family and friends.

Black Friday...Hit the malls...then make some time to create a few one of a kind gifts for your special loved ones.  Below are a few specials we will offer on BLACK FRIDAY only
.  Soooo...MARK YOUR CALENDARS and join us for some creative holiday fun! 

STOP by and we'll sink your little ones hand into a piece of clay ...creating a fun holiday ornament for only $10.00!  (VALUED SAVINGS - $5.00 each and we'll do all the work!)

Our  Creative Team will be handing out BLACK envelopes, (MAKE SURE YOU GET ONE!) , with super $$ SAVINGS $$  Psssst...Someone is going to receive their ticket FREE (up to $50.00)  WOOT WOOT!
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Purchase and create one(1) 6" trivet and get the second one for FREE! (limited quanties)

You don’t have to wait in endless lines 
this Friday to find the perfect gifts for everyone 
on your list. We have something that you won't 
find at the malls...a handmade gift from the heart! 
With specials all day and weekend long...stop by 
for a relaxing, creative gift making experience. Your personalized gift will be remembered!
It's Yours Pottery
It's Yours Pottery
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132 & Center St, Orchard Plaza West
Omaha, NE 68144
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