Join Us Saturday April 30th at Unity of Boulder – 7pm!

Showtime is Almost Here!

by stephaniesprenger on April 27, 2016

With just a few days until show time, the excitement is palpable. This Saturday, April 30th, is the big day! We wanted to remind you one more time that the show starts at 7:00 pm at Unity of Boulder; doors open at 6:30.

We’ve been so moved by all your support, sharing, and enthusiasm these past few weeks and months. We want to give back to all our fans, so make sure and take advantage of the special deals and giveaways our amazing local sponsors have generously offered to us! Giveaways and discounts are still happening; here’s  a recap:

Enter to win $100 to Joy Collective for a massage or other treatment here. JOY Collective is located in Boulder and they offer a variety of fantastic services; they also cater specifically to mothers and families, and we are beyond proud to have them as a sponsor again this year!

You can also enter to win $50 toward delicious, healthy, easy food from Organic Dish here! Organic Dish is also offering free cafe lunches when you order a meal kit in the store, so get the discount info here. They are such an incredible support to families who want to save time and stay healthy, and we are really grateful to add them as a brand new sponsor this year!

Entering both of these giveaways is easy; scroll to the bottom of the post and choose any or all of the entry options: liking a FB page, leaving a comment, tweeting about the giveaway, and then clicking the option to confirm you completed it. Boom, you’re done! And you won’t end up on some weird giveaway mailing list, either.

You can also save money on a great deal from our local sponsor Memories to Digital on a great Mother’s Day gift! Learn more here! They have a special discount for LTYM fans and you can save money on transferring old photos and recordings to digital, which, if you ask me, is a really thoughtful and unique gift for Mother’s or Father’s Day.

No matter WHERE you live, you can all enjoy this fantastic 20% deal on healthy, gluten-free candy and snacks that actually taste good, from Missy J’s Snacks and Treats, because you can order online and have it delivered, yay! If you’re trying to enjoy guilt-free snacks and stay healthy, or avoid gluten, dairy, or caffeine, or provide a yummy treat alternative for your gluten-free kiddo, you will love these candies and snacks. Click here to get the coupon code and find out how to order!

Our local sponsors have really rocked our world this season, and we honestly can’t thank them enough:
the Joy Collective, the Organic Dish, Memories to Digital, Missy J’s Oh Yes You Candy, ABC Gym for Kids, JJ Wells Clothing, Mountain Kids Gymnastics, Bundle Cloth Diaper Service and Baby Shop, Shredder Urban Ski and Snowboard Park, Postpartum Wellness Center of BoulderBirth Center of Boulder, J Lounge Spa, Tiny Dragon Photography, Brighter Day Floral Design, Ladder Creative, and Swoon Jewelry. We are incredibly grateful for their support.

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Tickets are available online until Friday at midnight; after that you’ll be able to get tickets at the door Saturday night! We can’t wait for you to hear the stories this year– our cast is simply wonderful. We’ll see you at Unity of Boulder this Saturday at 7:00!

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Celebrating Local Sponsor Missy J’s Snacks & Treats

by stephaniesprenger on April 25, 2016

I have a huge sweet tooth problem. I love candy and sweets, particularly chocolate, and I never do well when I try to deprive myself of treats. It’s always such a hard balance between indulging in sweets and trying to stay healthy! Colorado, especially Boulder, is known for being a health-conscious community, and we are lucky to have many healthier options in terms of dining and grocery shopping close by.

Our fantastic local sponsor, Missy J’s Snacks & Treats, provides a service that is very much needed in our community: a healthier option for the sweet snacks so many of us crave.

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Here’s what founder Jodi Feinhor-Dennis has to say about her business:

Our mission is to provide “better for you” snacks + treats that, first and foremost taste divine, are free from unhealthy ingredients like white processed sugar, dairy, caffeine, are lower glycemic and non gmo. We pack our treats with love, as well as, nutrient dense ingredients such as, carob, coconut oil, almonds to name a few. Think Mrs. Fields and Godiva had a healthy baby, that’s Missy J’s.

Hi, I’m Jodi, (aka Missy J). I love treats, but it was impossible to find indulgent options that would “play nice” with my food allergies and sensitivities.

Probably like you, I was tired of the never ending chant of, “I can’t eat that.” Whether I was in the grocery store, out for a cup of tea, or at a friend’s house for dinner, I was always frustrated and sad when I had to watch the delicious chocolate cake waft pass my nose.

So after a long search, and finding nothing suitable, I took matters into my own hands and developed my company, Oh, yes you candy and branded my products Missy J’s snacks + treats. We offer a naturally indulgent line of delicious confections, you and I now can absolutely say yes to!

Missy J’s snacks + treats are delectable, full of deliciousness and “better for you” ingredients happily FREE FROM caffeine, dairy, gmos, cane or white sugar.

Perhaps the world’s greatest invention. A blissfully guilt-free treat! 100% Yummy, 0% Regret!

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Guilt-free treats are right up my alley! We also love how Missy J’s caters to individuals with food allergies and sensitivities. Allergies and gluten intolerance have become so prominent, and many parents in particular struggle to find treats that actually taste like treats to their kids who have food restrictions. It’s never fun sending a boring alternative treat to a birthday party or class celebration, and Missy J’s provides tons of delicious alternatives that will feel special and taste delicious to kids who have dietary restrictions.

I can vouch for their deliciousness as well; I most recently tried the mint cup, and ohmygoodness . . . YUM. I’ve been craving another one ever since.

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Missy J’s also eliminates the hassle factor of having to go someplace out of the way to find your snacks and treats: her products are sold at Whole Foods locations throughout the metro area, from Superior to Denver to Lakewood to Littleton, and also at Alfalfa’s in Louisville. Find the nearest location to your home here. AND you can order online— what’s easier than that?

The Boulder Daily Camera wrote this great article on Jodi and Missy J’s earlier this year, sharing that “her indulgent cups, truffles and bark contain no dairy, no caffeine, and no white or cane sugar. The secret is carob, a legume with a cocoa flavor that makes it a popular substitute for the health-conscious candy lover.”

Jodi told the Daily Camera, “believe everyone deserves a treat. It is one of the core pleasures we experience as humans. I think it makes life happy, yummy and just worth living. And who’s favorite isn’t chocolate?” (I couldn’t agree more!) She explains,

“Chocolate has theobromine, which is a stimulant. It also typically has a lot of dairy and sugar. For some people, those are very good for your body. But not for me. I have some health concerns, and sugar and caffeine exacerbate them. I’m filling a niche for people who want something super indulgent without the guilt or a hit to their health.”

You can read the whole article, where Jodi shares her interesting background and how she came to create Missy J’s here.

Missy J’s is generously offering a great deal for LTYM fans! Enter the code “LTYM20%” at check out to save 20% on your order! This offer will extend through Mother’s Day (ahem, makes a great gift idea, so start shopping!) and will be good until May 30th! (Make sure and add the % in the discount code at checkout!)

For those who want a healthier alternative to sweet treats, and for those with food sensitivities and allergies, Missy J’s Snacks and treats is a fantastic find. Learn more about her delicious candy, her mission statement, how to find her Boulder store, and how to get your snacks on her website!

** Show time is THIS WEEK! Get your tickets now while you can! We’ll see you Saturday the 30th at 7:00 pm at Unity of Boulder! You can get a sneak peek of photos from our dress rehearsal right here!

** We have two fantastic giveaways still going for a few more days. Enter to win $100 to Joy Collective for a massage or other treatment here, and enter to win $50 toward delicious, healthy, easy food from Organic Dish here! You can also save money on a great deal from our local sponsor Memories to Digital on a great Mother’s Day gift! Learn more here!

 

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Getting Ready for the Show!

April 20, 2016

10 days and counting! Our dress rehearsal on Monday night was nothing short of inspiring. It was such a thrill to get together as a cast, practice in our gorgeous venue, and hear each other’s stories once again. And now we absolutely can’t wait for you to hear them on Saturday, April 30th at Unity of Boulder! We were also grateful to have our fabulous photographer and local sponsor Liv of Tiny Dragon Photography with us on Monday! She took some amazing shots for us! You can see more of Liv’s beautiful work on her website. Here are a few highlights from our dress rehearsal: Our production team– Stephanie, Katie, & Ellen representing in our LTYM shirts! The cast warming up, getting our nerves out, and bonding before the read-through: Our talented cast members at the podium:     We are SO ready for this show! Don’t forget there’s still time to enter our two fantastic […]

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Celebrating Local Sponsor Memories to Digital

April 18, 2016

So, do you all have some super-creative, meaningful, unique Mother’s Day gift ideas? I didn’t think so. It’s hard to come up with special, clever gifts for our moms year after year (Christmas . . . her birthday . . . Mother’s Day) even though we really want to give them something they’ll actually appreciate or, even better, truly cherish. I have a great idea this year, although it’s not for my mom, it’s for my grandma. She’s turning 94 (!) this May and I have a box of old slides my grandpa took decades and decades ago. They’d been sitting in a box in her basement for years, and now they’ve been sitting in mine for the past 4-5 years. I have no idea how many years (or decades) it’s been since she’s seen them, and I’ve never seen them. I’ve been meaning to get them digitized ever since I took them […]

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Celebrating Local Sponsor The Organic Dish

April 15, 2016

If you’re anything like me, you struggle to find a way to make time for cooking healthy, delicious meals for your family. Between my career and raising kids, I often find I have very little energy or interest in preparing dinner for my family after working all day, helping with homework, piano practice, driving kids to activities, or attempting (badly) to keep my house clean and tidy. It’s often a losing battle. Sometimes it seems like eating out or ordering in would be so much easier, but it’s often not very healthy and can be extremely expensive. It’s this irritating balancing act that makes me dread mealtimes. Our fantastic local sponsor, The Organic Dish, is the answer to this dinnertime challenge. They prepare delicious, healthy organic food that you can have delivered (!) or pick up. They provide a variety of fantastic organic food and dinner kits that will make you and your family happy […]

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