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Italian Romance at The Resort at Pelican Hill

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Featured, Staycation, Travel, Valentine's Day | 0 comments

 Rekindle your romance this Valentine’s Day at The Resort at Pelican Hill. During the month of February, the resort has luxurious and romance packages for the the ultimate romantic Valentine’s Day. Ready for Romance Spa Suite Experience Embrace romance with an aromatherapy oil blending experience for two, followed by a couple’s Duet Massage featuring Aroma Intentions Massages with your freshly blended Ready for Romance oil. Celebrate your love together in the private Spa Suite with sparkling Prosecco, chocolate truffles and spa cuisine lunch entrees for two. $510* Monday – Thursday, or $590* Friday – Sunday Dinner of the Senses February 14 An intimate and sensual dining experience, Pelican Hill’s popular Dinner of the Senses stimulates each of the five senses of sight, touch, taste, scent and sound. Created by Coliseum Pool & Grill’s Chef Micah, the seven-course menu for...

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Love to Laugh at the Irvine Improv

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Events, Holiday, Valentine's Day | 0 comments

  Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples but also for families too. The Improv at the Irvine Spectrum Center is hosting a special family-friendly Valentine’s Day comedy show, Love to Laugh. Parents and children will laugh together to the hilarious show performed by the world-renowned juggler and comedian, Ron Pearson. The show is on February 14th at 1pm with tickets priced at $12 per person. Lunch menu will be available at an additional charge. Feel the love with your children at this fun loving event at the Improv at the Irvine Spectrum Center. Hurry..tickets are limited! When: February 14th Time: 1pm Location: Improv at Irvine Spectrum Center About Ron Pearson.. Ron Pearson is a comedian, an actor and a world record juggler that The Hollywood Reporter called “a comic ball of fire.” The Los Angeles Times wrote, “I laughed...

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day on the Queen Mary

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Events, Health, Holiday, Valentine's Day | 0 comments

  On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, my husband and I had the opportunity to attend the launch of Ehrmann Mixim yogurt on The Queen Mary in Long Beach. They turned the Queen Mary into the Love Boat for Valentine’s, hosted an amazing launch party complete with live band and fireworks, set a world record, and donated over $20,000 to the Children’s Heart Foundation. Mixim yogurt is unique in that it comes in a heart-shaped container with 3 separate chambers for the yogurt and 2  mix-ins. This ingenious design allows the yogurt, fruit, and dry toppings to stay fresh until to open the container and mix it all together. The top corners of the heart fold over to easily mix everything together without a mess. The Love Boat event was free to attend, but there was a VIP Lounge for media...

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Best of Whole Foods Market for Valentine’s Day

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Holiday, Valentine's Day | 0 comments

 Sponsored..but these are our own opinions The big day is tomorrow! Still don’t know what to cook for your Valentine? We went to the Whole Foods Market Valentine’s Day tasting event earlier this week, and discovered some delicious offerings to make your Valentine’s Day dinner extra special this year. These are our top picks for creating a special Valentine’s Day dinner. Picnic Pick Planning a Valentine’s Day picnic? Our top pick to put into your picnic basket is the Whole Foods Asparagus Salad. It comes with ripe tomatoes, avocado and red onion with a sweet and spicy vinaigrette drizzled on top. Dessert Your heart will melt with every bite of the Whole Foods Chantilly Cake. Not up for cake? Our other top pick at Whole Foods Market is B. toffee. You can’t just have one bite of this freshly...

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Sundried Tomato Parmesan Pasta Recipe

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Holiday, Recipes, Valentine's Day | 0 comments

  Creamy pasta sauce is the key to my kids hearts. For an early Valentine’s Day dinner, I made this decadent garlic parmesan sundried tomato pasta recipe. It was made within just minutes, and the kids devoured every bite. If you are still wondering what to prepare for your kiddos on Valentine’s Day – this recipe is going to be a hit in your household. Make the meal extra special with some pink and white ravioli that can be found at Surfas in Costa Mesa. Where to start? I starting the sauce right when I put the noodles in the water (the sauce is made that quick!) Ingredients: Your favorite pasta 2 Tbl. butter 1/2 cup chopped onions 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup of diced sundried tomatoes (the kind in oil – not dried) 1 Tbl. of chopped...

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Casey Reinhardt Valentine’s Day Party Tips

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Dining, Featured, Holiday, Valentine's Day | 11 comments

  Hi Everyone! This is Casey Reinhardt from Casey’s Cupcakes and I am very excited to be a guest blogger on OC Mom Blog, which happens to be one of my favorite OC blogs. Can you believe it’s already February? I am excited for the new month as it means one of my favorite holidays is around the corner: Valentine’s Day! I love the whole tradition from the flowers and candy to that feeling of love being in the air. Valentine’s Day also holds another special meaning to me as I opened my second Casey’s Cupcakes location in my hometown, Laguna Beach on February 14, 2011. From a baking perspective I love the holiday because it gives me the perfect opportunity to showcase my creativity by baking beautiful confections using pinks, reds, hearts, sparkles and unique decadent flavors. Since...

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The Queen Mary will Transform into The Love Boat for Valentine’s Day

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Events, Holiday, Valentine's Day | 0 comments

 Sponsored by Ehrmann MIXIM Wondering what to do on Valentine’s Day night? The Queen Mary will be transformed into “The Love Boat” on Valentine’s Day, and you are invited to attend this special event on February 14th from 5pm to 10pm. Guests who board the MIXIM Love Boat on Valentine’s Day will enjoy MIXIM product sampling, a Journey cover band, drinks, fireworks and more. Ehrmann MIXIM Greek Yogurt has recently debuted in Orange County stores, and is the perfect addition to your kids lunch box on Valentine’s Day. The Ehrmann family has been making yogurt for three generations, and the all-new MIXIM Greek yogurt allows yogurt lovers to mix together tasty toppings with Greek yogurt in the three compartment, heart-shaped package. How can you attend the special event? Visit the Ehrmann MIXIM Greek Yogurt Facebook page to get exclusive...

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The “Sweet” Relationship Between Valentine’s Candy and Your Children’s Teeth

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Education, Family, Featured, Health, Holiday, Hot Topics, Valentine's Day | 1 comment

  Parents can help minimize children’s tooth decay by helping their little cupids make “sweet” and sound decisions this Valentine’s Day, during National Children’s Dental Health Month in February. In a Valentine’s Day heartbeat, pediatric dentists can tell parents that eating holiday candy today can bring cavities tomorrow. Tooth decay is a very serious countywide issue, but it is preventable. Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County, one of the largest nonprofit oral health providers for children dedicated to improving the dental health of children, provides alternative ideas and the following tips on sweets more likely to be cavity-causing culprits: It loves me… Chocolates like Dove Dark Chocolate Hearts®, M&M’s®, Hershey’s Kisses® or REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures® have something in common: in a short period of time, they melt away and disappear (a better choice for your little...

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Create the Perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner with Whole Foods Market

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Events, Giveaways, Holiday, Valentine's Day | 23 comments

 Sponsored by Whole Foods Market Planning a romantic Valentine’s Dinner at home? Or a picnic on the beach? Want to make it incredibly special, but don’t know where to start? Whole Foods Market in Huntington Beach is helping families to create a perfect Valentine’s Day meal with their high quality offerings. You are invited to a complimentary Valentine’s Day tasting at the Whole Foods Market of Huntington Beach on February 11th from 6pm to 8pm. During the tasting, guests will enjoy: Specialty- Experience the sweet heat of Pepperlane sweet and hot fruit spreads paired with tangy goat cheese selected by our Cheese Specialist. While you’re at it, meet our Wine and Beer Specialists and sample their Valentine’s favorites Grocery- Try the decadent combination of fresh nuts from our bulk section paired with California Rancher’s Cajun seasoning and just the...

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Happiest Place on Earth

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Dining, Disney, Featured, Holiday, Theme Parks, Valentine's Day | 0 comments

  What could be more magical than spending Valentine’s Day at The Happiest Place on Earth? With Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park being a highly sought after dining destination on the most romantic day of the year, reservations are filling up quickly. We recommend making your reservations today by calling 714-781-DINE or online at disneyland.disney.go.com/dining. Read our full Orange County Valentine’s Day dining guide that includes Downtown Disney Dining options at OC Mom Dining. Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe Disneyland Park Main Street U.S.A. (Reservations not required) For Valentine’s Day, guests can order a Chocolate Cupcake with Raspberry Mousse Filling and Dark Chocolate Mousse Frosting, Dipped in Chocolate Ganache with Chocolate Garnishes, Strawberry Curls and a Fondant Rosebud for $5.99. Carnation Cafe Disneyland Park Main Street U.S.A. (Tables available for Reservations) The special menu features Surf and Turf...

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DIY Conversation Hearts Valentine’s Day Candle

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Crafts, Family, Holiday, Valentine's Day | 0 comments

   Looking for a fun DIY Valentine’s Day craft to do with your kids? Or even a special gift to give to your kids teachers? One of my favorite crafts to do with my daughter is to decorate candles for gifts. Since we have a plethora of candy hearts throughout our house, my daughter and I, decided to decorate a candle using candy hearts for the kids teacher gifts. I’ll be honest that this craft is much more of an adult craft than a child craft, but you can easily incorporate your children into the activity. Supplies needed: 1 plain white candle (you can get creative with colored candles) 1 bag of conversation hearts 1 hot glue gun Special packaging Directions: 1. Using the glue gun, simply glue the candy hearts onto the candle – yes, it is that...

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Orange County Valentine’s Day Events for Kids

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Events, Featured, Holiday, Valentine's Day | 0 comments

  After your children are done passing out their Valentine’s with their friends in class, bring them to one of these fun Orange County Valentine’s Day events. Whatever event you choose, your children will love spending Valentine’s Day with you at one of these fun events in Orange County. Pretend City Pretendcity.org 29 Hubble Irvine, CA 92618 Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Pretend City from 10am to 4pm on February 14th. Children will be read “The Kissing Hand,” create a love poem and do a holiday craft. All of the activities are included with the price of admission. Valentine’s Day Parents’ Night Out Creative Learning Preschool & Academy 28721 Los Alisos Blvd Mission Viejo CA 92692 Parents can enjoy a special night out on Valentine’s Day, while the kids are having a blast at the Creative Learning Preschool. The event...

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Mustache Valentines

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Crafts, Featured, Holiday, Valentine's Day | 2 comments

  Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. My favorite thing about the holiday is making homemade valentine’s with the kids. Since my tween daughter’s life seems to revolve around mustaches’ lately, I made these fun mustache valentine’s with her over the weekend. These Valentine’s were super simple to make, and was a fun weekend project that even the neighborhood girls enjoyed doing with my daughter. Supplies needed: 1-2 large pieces of black foam Scissors or an x-acto knife printable (I used the one from Clker.com) Lollipops White labels Whole Punch Scissors Directions: 1. Print out the mustache template 2. Draw the template on the black foam, and then cut out the mustaches 3. Punch a hole in the middle of the mustache and then slide onto the lollipops 4. Use the white labels to...

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