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My First CSArts Academy Visual Arts Class

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Education, Family | 0 comments

 We are proud to be an OCSA family If you don’t know what OSCA is, then you should definitely do some research! OCSA stands for Orange County School of the Arts, and it is amazing! There are certain things you can apply for to be accepted into OSCA. My brother applied for Culinary Arts & Hospitality and got accepted, and I was so excited for him. I love photography and drawing, so when I found out there is a category that you can apply for under for visual arts, I freaked out (with excitement.) My parents did some research and figured out that OCSA was holding CSArts Academy classes every Saturday for portfolio preparation for Visual Arts. Once they had signed me up, I was a little nervous about making friends and all, but I soon figured out it...

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Being More Rested for School Days with Sleepace

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Family, Tech | 0 comments

 Sample product received As a middle school student, school days are strenuous to me. From the piles of homework to last-minute projects school cannot get any more stressful. When the Sleepace Nox light arrived at our house, I thought it was going to go to my older brother or my parents, but when they gave it to me I was not only surprised, but I was really excited. The first thing I did was run up to my bedroom to set it up.I have never had a real alarm clock before. It was always my mom or dad coming into my room and turning on the light shouting “Wake up, it’s morning!” When I opened the box, I was jumping everywhere with excitement. The first thing I did was turn it on and set up my Sleepace account. The...

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The Wild Life Tween Review

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

  Do you love animals? With five pets at home, animals are one of my favorite things in the world. The Wild Life movie is all about animals and human bonding. Most of the animals in this film are animals I have never seen before, and that is why I like it. When I walked into the theater, I was so excited to see this movie. I sat down with my popcorn and waited for the movie to begin. Once the movie started, I was really excited, not just because I was about to witness an awesome movie, but because I love seeing a new movie in a theater. I was so excited when I saw my favorite animal, the pangolin. While the movie we were on the edge of our seats waiting for what was going to happen...

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Ultimate Cat Lover Movie: Nine Lives

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

 We attended a screening as a guest of the studio The new Nine Lives movie is the ultimate cat-lover movie! I am both a cat person and a dog person, but this film has got me hooked on cats! When I walked into the theater to see this movie didn’t know what to expect, but I soon figured out that this movie would become one of my favorites! One of my favorite things about the movie was all of the jokes. Throughout the entire movie, I was laughing in my seat with the rest of the theater. In my opinion, comedy’s are always a good way to bring out the best in people. On the car ride home, my brothers and I loved reciting the jokes from the movie. This movie is not just fantastic because of the cats,...

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Creating Memories with My Grandparents at the Ringling Brothers Circus

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the venue The Circus has always been one of my favorite things to do. I have been going to the circus with my grandparents since I was a little girl. When we got invited to go to the Ringling Brothers Circus, I was so excited! The first thing I asked was, “Can we go with our Grandparents.” It worked out perfectly because my little brother, Tyler was having eye surgery that day, and our parents had to take care of him. I was so excited to go to the circus! Once we all got to the Circus we got our tickets and headed to go look at the animals. We walked through the row where a lot of the animals were. One of my favorite animals in the circus are the Tigers. We...

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Teen Spa Day at the Ohtli Spa in Puerto Vallarta

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta, Travel | 0 comments

 I visited as a guest of the venue While my mom and I were staying at the CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, we couldn’t not have a spa day at Ohtli Spa. The spa has so many great options for teens and adults. While My mom was off getting her massage, I went into their nail salon to get my nails done. Once I walked in I was greeted with friendly staff and shelves filled with different colors of nail polish. I was automatically in awe with everything about the room, from all the nail polish to the comfy chairs. I sat down in one of the chairs, and the first thing I did was pick the color I wanted. I ended up choosing the color white. After I had picked my color, they brought a warm...

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Mother Trucker Co: Hip Hats For OC Moms

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Beauty, Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Sample received I have never been much of a hat person, but when I got my first Mother Trucker Co hat, I was instantly into hats. Not only was it sooooooo cute, but it was super comfortable. I always thought hats were itchy or annoying, but the Mother Trucker Co hat has now been my all-time favorite headpiece (and I have a LOT)! I love the style too. My hat says #OC, but they have a wide variety of hats that say all different things. One of my favorites if “Kid Life.” Did I mention that some of them come in Glitter? My Mother Trucker Co hat is one of my go-to accessories whenever I need a cute hat or something to cover up my bed head; I can count on My #OC hat. I have been wearing my...

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Celebrating Friendship: The Peanuts Movie

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

 Review copy received I love watching the Peanuts cartoons on every holiday, with a bowl of popcorn and loved ones all around you. When I saw the first commercial for the Peanuts movie, I was really excited. My parents have watched the Peanuts since they were young and incorporated the Peanuts with my two brothers and me. I have grown up with the Peanuts, and they feel like practically family members. I couldn’t wait to see the Peanuts movie with my family. The Peanuts movie is hilarious! I was laughing, almost through the entire thing. Whenever you need a good laugh, you should watch the film. The Peanuts are the cutest little characters, and they bring the-the fun everywhere you go. Throughout the movie, there are a couple of sad moments, but it always ends up somewhere fun. The...

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Candy Mine at Miners Diner Julian

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Dining, San Diego, Travel | 1 comment

  When I was dining at the Miners Diner in Julian, I noticed a whole in the wall with steps leading down and an arrow pointing towards it saying, “Come see our Candy Mine!” I was a little curious about what it was going to be, so I asked my parents if I could go down there to check it out. When I was walking down the steps, I started to smell candy immediately. When I got down the steps, I was so overwhelmed by all the candy! They had literally every type of candy there I could imagine. It was probably the coolest thing I had seen in Julian (other than the real mine I had just finished visiting.) I was excited. I stayed down in the candy mine for at least ten minutes before I ran back...

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CosmetiCare HydraFacial Helps Teens Battle Breakouts

Posted by on Dec 28, 2015 in Beauty, CosmetiCare | 0 comments

  As I have been entering the tween/teen years I have noticed my face starting to get acne. I was doing everything I could to try and make it go away, from washing my face twice a day to putting on face masks, but it wouldn’t go away. It is my forehead that was getting the most acne, and it was starting to bother me more and more. During our holiday break from school, I went with my mom to her CosmetiCare appointment. My brother and I were waiting patiently in the waiting room for my mom to finish her HydraFacial. While she was getting her facial, she told them about my concern over the acne I was developing. Once my mom had finished her facial, she brought me back so that they could look at my facial acne....

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Five Reasons To Go See Alvin and The Chipmunks Road Chip This Weekend

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

 We attended a screening as a guest of the venue The force is strong in theaters this weekend, but let’s not forget about another great movie that has opened in theaters this weekend, “Alvin and the Chipmunks Road Chip.” About a week ago, I watched “Alvin and the Chipmunks Road Chip.” I have always been a fan of the Chipmunks and Chipettes, so I was so excited when my mom got the invite to attend the “Alvin and the Chipmunks Road Chip” red carpet at Fox Studios. Although it was pretty cold, I had a blast, and “Alvin and the Chipmunks Road Chip” is now my favorite chipmunk movie. Why see this movie this weekend? Here are my five reasons… The laughter! I was laughing the entire time I was watching the movie, and so was my mom. I...

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The Perfect Stocking Stuffer for Teen Girls

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Shopping | 0 comments

 Sample received The Gold Hair Tie Bracelet is my new favorite thing! Before I got this bracelet I would always keep hair ties on my wrist. Sometimes they would leave nasty imprints or just not stylish, and I don’t even want to talk about the girl that got that gross rash from wearing a hair band unprotected – ewwww. I LOVE this Gold Hair Tie Bracelet! I was thinking to myself “How did I live without this?” The Gold Hair Tie Bracelet has now become my favorite bracelet. With the Hair Tie Bracelet (made by Bittersweet) You can wear a cute bracelet anywhere. Before I got the Hair Tie Bracelet I was always taking my hair ties off because I am going somewhere nice and they don’t go with my outfit. With the Gold Hair Tie Bracelet you don’t...

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Alvin and the Chipmunks are Back!

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Entertainment, Events, Film | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the venue Recently I went to Alvin and the Chipmunks Live at City National Grove of Anaheim, and let me tell you it has got me really excited about the upcoming movie, “Alvin and the Chipmunks Road Chip.” It was a lot of fun getting to see one of my all time favorite movies come to life on the stage in front of us. My brother and I were jumping up and down as the Chipmunks and the Chipettes sang all our favorite Chipmunks songs. It was a night that I will never forget. My favorite part of the show was when the Chipettes would sing. I have always been a fan of the Chipettes and their songs. I think they are so fun, and I love it when they sing songs together...

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Best Night of My Life at the 102.7 KIIS-FM Jingle Ball

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Entertainment, Events, Featured, Music, Theatre | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of Verizon On Friday, I went to my official first concert, the iHeart Radio/KIIS-FM Jingle Ball! I still can’t believe it. Almost all my favorite singers and DJ’s were there. I went with my mom, and I have to say it was probably the best first concert ever! I had a blast singing and dancing along to all the songs I knew. The Staples Center was probably the most energetic place in the world throughout the entire evening. When we first got into the Staples Center, I was literally bursting with excitement. As we made our way over to our seats, I was already so overwhelmed with joy. Then I saw where we were sitting; I almost fell right down the steps as I said to my mom “These our seats!” I was so...

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Creative Inspiration from Sesame Street Artist Barry Goldberg at Beaches Turks and Caicos

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Travel, Turks and Caicos | 1 comment

 My mom attended the Beaches Social Media on the Sand Conference When I stayed at Beaches Turks and Caicos on of the things I noticed was the creative chalk Sesame Street characters on the sidewalk. While I was walking around the resort with my mom, I saw the artist drawing amazing Sesame Street characters. What are the odds of that? Totally seeing a famous Sesame Street artist drawing on the sidewalk of a Beaches Resort! I walked over, and he asked me if I wanted to help? I was like ” I’d love to.” I got to work while other kids joined and started drawing Sesame Street characters too. When I got home, I found out that his name was Barry Goldberg, and he is a Sesame Street artist. A real famous artist. He is an illustrator for Sesame...

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Top Three Tween Favorites at the Beaches Turks and Caicos Water Park

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Travel, Turks and Caicos | 0 comments

 My mom attended the Beaches Social Media on the Sand Conference One of my favorite parts of my stay at Beaches Turks and Caicos was the water park! I had so much fun at the water park while going down the water slides, playing on the boogie boarding simulator, and splashing in the lazy river. I love everything at the water park. Some of the days I was at Beaches I stayed the whole day at the water park. My personal favorite part of the water park is the big slides. They have tubes that you go down the slides on, and I even got to ride the slides with my parents. They have tandem tubes, kids tubes, and adult tubes. I love going down the water slides with my brother over and over again. My favorite water slide...

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Ultimate Tween Foam Party at Beaches Resorts

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Travel, Turks and Caicos | 0 comments

 My mom attended the Beaches Social Media on the Sand Conference When I was at Beaches Turks and Caicos, I attended the teen and tween foam party. It was so fun! I had a blast meeting new friends and running through the foam. The Foam Party was probably my favorite memory from the Turks and Caicos. The music and lights were so perfect while we ran through the foam together. While I was having fun running through the foam, my brother was at the Xbox Lounge, which sounded pretty cool too, but we all agreed that the foam party was the best. The Foam Party is right on the beach so once you are covered head to toe with foam you can wash off in the warm water at the beach. The foam was so high. It was almost...

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Ultimate Teen Boy Halloween Costume

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

 Review product received My brother was rethinking dressing up for Halloween this year, and I thought it wouldn’t be fun without him. He is always stressed out about going out to Trick-or-Treating because of his food allergies, and the fact that he usually can’t eat any of the candy. So being the fashionista I am I went on-line and found something that I knew he would like – awesome morph suits. My family and I surprised him with an awesome morph suit, and suddenly he wanted to go trick or treating again with us. He was so happy he wore it for most of the night trying to scare family members. The morph suit isn’t just a regular color morph suit; it’s a monster morph suit. The morph suit has foam teeth and a bunch of cool accessories. It’s...

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Tween Volunteer Vacation Experience with the Sandals Foundation

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Events, Family, Featured, Giving Back, Travel, Turks and Caicos | 2 comments

 My mom attended the Beaches Social Media on the Sand Conference When I was at Beaches Turks and Caicos, I really wanted to volunteer my time with the Sandals Foundation. Along with a group of teens, I went to a local school that the Sandals Foundation sponsored and painted a classroom. It was amazing! I felt so good that we could help kids that are less fortunate than us feel comfortable in their classroom. I was so happy that I was giving back to the community while on my family vacation. It touched my heart that I was helping local kids that I had seen walking along the side of the road while exploring the island. I love helping people, and this was my ultimate vacation experience. I love thinking about how happy the kids will feel once they...

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Paper Towns Tween Review (Giveaway)

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Entertainment, Family, Film, Giveaways | 13 comments

 Review copy received I watched Paper Towns, and I thought it was so cool! I LOVE love stories, and this was the perfect movie for me. While my brothers and my dad are more into action and adventure movies, me and my mom prefer a love story or mystery. Even though my brothers don’t like love stories, they liked this one. This movie has become one of my favorite movies. I could keep watching it over and over again if I could. It all started at the beginning when Margo and Quentin were about my age, and they were going on mysteries together. It showed them growing up until they got to their senior year of high school. They grew apart over the years until they came back together right before Margo (Cara Delevingne) disappeared. Secretly Quentin (Nat Wolff)...

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