20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at Children’s Theatre Company

I’m traveling this week but sent my friend Kim and her daughter to a media show for the newest production at Children’s Theatre Company: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Here’s her review and pictures are provided by CTC.


If you’re looking for a heart-pounding thriller to enjoy with your child(ren), get tickets to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea! Children’s Theatre has again come up with a unique production of a classic tale. From running down ship corridors to crouching in the shadows gathering intel, be prepared to constantly move during the 45 minute show (definitely follow their suggestion to wear comfortable clothing and running shoes & leave your bags/purses at home if you can). It is recommended for children grades 3-8 and I would agree, my nine year old was fine but younger children may struggle to keep up with the fast pace and might even get a little scared during some parts.



Starting out in a holding room that is filled with scuba gear & a radio broadcast, you are soon assigned ensign status for the mission you are about to embark on with ORKA, an elite international naval force. Within minutes you find yourself aboard the ship Titan in search of the evil Captain Nemo. This mission has twists and turns that take you throughout the underwater world of the CTC building, keeping your thoughts racing as you close in. Will YOUR team be the one to finally find Nemo? Can ORKA bring down this elusive enemy? Or maybe…is Nemo not at all what she seems and will you have to be prepared to go against everything you have been told by ORKA?

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea runs through August 23rd and tickets are available at childrenstheatre.org or 612-874-0400. Children’s Theatre Company, 2400 Third Ave. S, Minneapolis.


My Top Five Favorite Apps Right Now


I don’t really consider myself much of a “tech” person but I do enjoy finding apps that work for me, whether that’s for photos or convenience. These are my top five favorite apps right now:

1. Starbucks.
I know, I know. But you guys, it’s amazing. My Starbucks account is loaded so I can pay with my phone, it keeps track of my purchases and also…
…helps me find the nearest Starbucks and tells me which one has a drive through. This is pretty helpful information on a road trip, don’t you think? GAME CHANGER.

2. Instagram.
Instagram is one of my favorite ways to take, share and keep special memories. {I’m @samarapostuma over there! Come follow me!}
3. Chatbooks.
If you take a lot of photos and share a lot on Instagram, you must try Chatbooks. This isn’t the first or the last time I’ve talked about Chatbooks. I LOVE that it’s automatic. 60 photos are put together in a book for $6/each. Your first book is FREE with my code: AWKWQH3L
You can tweak your books too and take out pics you don’t want, add new captions.
4. RedCurrentApp.
Ok, I’m a stitch biased on this one because I work for Red Current BUT if you live in the Twin Cities, this is an app you want to get. It’s totally free and is the one place for every schedule, every event, every happening in the Twin Cities. From big shows at the Target Center to small, local theaters to sports games and breweries. It’s a great app to find things to do in the Twin Cities.
Everything is broken down by category from fitness to family to music to art. You name it, there’s something you will want to do and know about.
5. TimeHop.

I’ve been a big TimeHop fan for awhile now. Mostly because of gems like these.



What are your favorite apps?

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My 6th Stitch Fix


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