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¡ Americano ! Now In Its Final Weeks At New World Stages In Midtown - Ticket Giveaway!

Americano Musical off Broadway at New World Stages Free Ticket Giveaway NYC

¡Americano! is now in its final weeks at New World Stages in Midtown Manhattan. ¡Americano! tells the true story of Tony Valdovinos.


Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, Tony is inspired by the events of 9/11 to serve in the Marines. His childhood and high school years are focused on the singular goal of enlisting on his 18th birthday. But when he tries, Tony discovers he is an undocumented immigrant, a Dreamer. With grit, determination, and help from his family and community, Tony discovers a new mission: one that can make history, create more good, and inspire more change than he ever could as a Marine.

With an energetic score by the Ameri-Chicana singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez and exuberant choreography by Sergio Mejia, ¡Americano! challenges preconceived notions and reminds us that America’s strength has always been its melting pot, and the enterprising immigrants who #PaveTheWay


¡Americano! would like to extend an invitation for One Savvy Mom readers to go and see the show, as their guests! Each One Savvy Mom reader can individually request up to 4 tickets for any day that works for you, through the shows last date of engagement, June 19, 2022. Please note that your tickets are confirmed once you fill out the form, unless the box office reaches out to you to tell you otherwise. Request your free tickets today, by filling out this form:

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Embroidery Hoop Suncatcher Craft

This embroidery hoop suncatcher craft is so easy and fun for kids. We just love how beautifully these embroidery hoop suncatchers catch the light, when complete; they look like stained glass.  Aren't they pretty?! This is also a craft that everyone can have fun with; young and old! Younger kids can make simple suncatchers using simple shapes and patterns, while older kids, tweens and teens can easily get more creative and detailed with their suncatcher designs. With the sunny warmer weather upon us and summer nearly here, this embroidery hoop suncatcher craft is the perfect activity to kick off a new season of fun, sunshine and creativity with the kids!  These embroidery hoop suncatcher's would also make wonderful little handmade gifts.

Ready to make your own embroidery hoop suncatcher with the kids? Read on for the full supply list and step-by-step instructions, below.

Mini Embroidery Hoop Flowers - Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #10

These Mini Embroidery Hoop Flowers are so adorable, aren't they?! They're also incredibly simple to stitch together too, so this is the perfect sewing craft for kids that are just learning to sew.  Once complete, these mini embroidery hoop flowers are perfect for gifting in bunches or individually in their own little flower pots. Fashion your mini embroidery hoop flowers after your favorite seasonal flowers or create a something totally original.  Grab a few mini embroidery hoops, felt,  and a few additional simple supplies and make your own very own mini embroidery hoop flowers!

This mini embroidery hoop flowers kids sewing craft is project #10 in the Kids Sewing Series here at One Savvy Mom™. Read on for the full supply list and simple step-by-step instructions to make your own mini embroidery hoop flowers with the kids.

Silk Flower Fairies - A Super Cute & Simple Fairy Garden Kids Craft!

These silk flower fairies are so simple to make for your fairy garden and they're super cute! If you're looking for fairy garden kids crafts for summer, this easy fairy gardening craft is perfect! It's incredibly frugal too! My daughter made 8 Silk Flower Fairies for our planters from a singular bunch of silk roses (the entire bunch was just .97 cents) and a handful of painted wooden beads (we found a big bag of them at Dollar Tree), along with a few additional very basic supplies.

Friends, the one thing that my daughter never seems to tire of as the years pass, is fairy gardens. They're whimsical and timeless. While there are a TON of fairy garden ideas on Pinterest, and so many items that you can purchase to add to your fairy garden, I still enjoy the handmade items the most. Handmade / DIY fairy dolls, DIY fairy garden furniture,  DIY fairy houses. It's such a fun way to see a child's imagination on full display. Making / crafting little bobbles with your child / children from their fairy garden is also a fun boredom buster on long hot summer days. The memories that I have collected over the past several years, assembling these adorable fairy garden treasures, are completely magical and priceless. It's one of my most treasured summertime traditions.

Ready to make your own silk flower fairies for your fairy garden this summer? Read on for the full supply list, our easy step-by-step tutorial and more imagery, below.

Jell-O Slime! An Edible Taste-Safe Recipe

Jello Slime! Looking for a fun edible taste-safe slime recipe? This easy Jell-O Slime recipe, is it! No borax, no glue, or any other crazy ingredients required. You'll just need a few simple ingredients (that you may already have on-hand in your kitchen.) This Jell-O Slime is perfect for younger kids, and toddlers. It also makes a great little kitchen experiment / STEM activity, for children.

Hi friends, how is your summer going? We've been filling most of our days at the pool and the water park.  In our "downtime," we've been enjoying fun and simple activities, like this one, at home. The slime craze is still going strong around here, so this DIY Jell-O Slime was a BIG hit with all of our kids. Because this Jell-O Slime recipe only requires simple ingredients that you can find in your kitchen, it was safe for all of the kids to play with {and taste-test!} even the toddlers.

Grab the simple list of ingredients and instructions to make your own Jell-O slime, below.

DIY Shape Projecting Lantern

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This past weekend, my oldest daughter and I kicked off the summer season, by crafting this super fun DIY Shape Projecting Lantern. When placed in the dark, the glow of the battery operated lights casts the moon and star shapes all over the surrounding surfaces, ceiling and walls. This DIY lantern craft was so simple to make, and all of the kids are absolutely LOVING the finished product. My toddlers are completely mesmerized. This was a total craft WIN!

Hi friends, how have you been? SUMMER. It's finally here. I can't even tell you how excited I am! I feel like a kid again. For real.  So, as I told you all a few months back, we've ditched the electronics (almost entirely!) with the older kids. They have very limited access to the Internet for school, and not much else. Can I just tell you, the difference, is nothing short of amazing. Amazing, folks.  They're reading again; for fun! They're going to the library to learn (real solid facts and all of the supporting information. Bye-bye Wikipedia!) They're creating and crafting. They're actually talking; they're not absorbed in screen time or social media. It's glorious. I'm never turning back. This is  the way that childhood was intended to be. There's plenty of time for screens when they're all grown up. For now, they just need some uninterrupted time to be kids.

The agenda this summer is pretty simple. Sunshine, aquarium and zoo visits, museum visits, a camping trip close to home, hiking, pool time, water park visits, backyard fun, crafting and creating, reading and picnics. Lot's of picnics. Simple, good old fashioned, fun. Friends, despite our lack of grandiose plans, I have a feeling that this summer is gonna' be one for the books. Bring on the fun!

Ready to kick off the summer fun with your family? Read on for the full supply list and our simple tutorial, to make your own DIY Shape Projecting Lantern craft with the kids this summer.

DIY Potty Training Pull-Ups Cake How-To with Free Printable

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Having experienced the toddler years a few times now, I've learned a ton through trial and error. A TON. Especially when it comes to potty training. My one piece of sage advice? When it comes to toddlers, GO BIG or go home, friends. Toddlers tend to react well and catch on more quickly when you make a big deal out of big milestones. Potty training is indeed a BIG milestone moment, so make it a big deal! When you get ready to potty train, plan ahead and make sure to stock up on all of the essentials, like Huggies® Pull-Ups Training Pants.  Then, kick everything off with a potty party; complete with a DIY Potty Training Pull-Ups Cake and Potty Prizes!

Read on for my full tutorial on how to assemble a Potty Training Pull-Ups Cake, my list of top potty training essentials, and grab my free Potty Prizes printable.