The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman: A Riveting 2-day mini-series

Let me just get this out of the way right up front: I am a sucker for historical fiction.  There is something magical about having the dry facts from my high school history books come alive in a more fully-fleshed way.

Almost any American Jew who has been to Israel has climbed the snake path up the side the archeological masterpiece that is what’s left of the ancient fortress of Masada (or chickened out and at least taken the cable car up the side.)  Even though you can see pretty detailed living quarters when you visit, it is still hard for most visitors to actually picture what it must have been like to be there.

The Dovekeepers on CBS


Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales is Coming to the Tri-State Area 3/26-4/19 (flash giveaway)

Disney Live! is coming to town!


Where else can you encounter 25 of the best known Disney characters all together without leaving the tri-state area?  If there’s another place, I haven’t encountered it yet (but please don’t tell my kids, or they might not let me leave!)


In this show the audience is invited to join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they embark on an unexpected quest to find a magical storybook hidden in Mickey’s attic. As the four pals curiously turn the pages, they magically bring to life the timeless fairy tale adventures of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. Featuring time-honored songs, such as Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, Heigh Ho and Be Our Guest, as well as  the stunning costumes and glittering special effects that we come to expect from Disney on stage, audiences will be captivated by these spellbinding stories performed live on stage.


Jurassic Kid #wordlesswednesday


Margaux and May Swaddle Blanket #Giveaway

Organic muslin blanket 3 copyMargaux and May, is a baby product company that has chosen to are avoid the typical newborn color palate and designs in favor of more mom-centric designs leaning towards style and sophistication. Check out the gorgeous animal prints to the left–it’s a picture of the same twin-set of organic swaddle blankets in the giveaway at the bottom of this post!

These blankets are incredibly soft and generously sized at 120cm x 120 cm/47″ x 47″, which are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) as being made from 100% organic cotton. Not to mention, they are hand-woven by experienced artisans; with a practice dating back to the Bangladesh of Medieval Times.

Organic muslin blanket 7


Christmas House #wordlesswednesday

Lights #wordlesswednesday