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30,000 Easter Egg Helicopter Hunt in Yorba Linda

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Easter, Events, Holiday | 0 comments

  Crosspointe’s 6th Annual easter Eggstravaganza is coming back to Yorba Linda High School and it will be filled with fun for the entire family! Join us April 16th, at 10:30 AM for awesome music and a short Easter message. Immediately following, the crowd will watch as a helicopter hovers over and drops 30,000 Easter eggs onto the grass below. Children, ages 2 – 11, will then run onto the field and collect the Easter Eggs. Nobody will go...

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Kick Off Summer at Newport Dunes

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

  Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is pleased to announce four exciting days filled with fun activities and events catered to RV park guests and those looking for a waterfront travel destination this Memorial Day weekend May 26 – 29, 2017. On Friday, May 26, experience the first Movies on the Beach of the season. Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy a free, family-friendly movie on the beach. Arrive early and stop by the all new Bay Café on the...

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2017 Orange County Easter Dining Guide

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Dining, Easter, Holiday | 0 comments

  Easter is just days away, and it is the perfect holiday to take your family out for a beautiful Easter brunch at a premier Orange County dining destination. We have found the best restaurants in Orange County to have an unforgettable Easter brunch together. The Ranch Restaurant 1025 E Ball Rd Anaheim, CA 92805 Menu is $75.00 Per Person, not inclusive of tax or gratuity Includes Endless Glass of Bubbles, Dry, Sweet, or Mimosa FIRST COURSE HOUSE SMOKED...

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Oceanfront Dining at Vizcaino at Monterey Tides

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Dining, Monterey, Travel | 0 comments

 We dined as a guest of the venue I have been hearing a lot of buzz surrounding the cuisine being created at Vizcaino (previously Cafe Beach) at the Monterey Tides Resort. When planning a short weekend getaway to Monterey, I made reservations for us to have dinner at the highly acclaimed restaurant. We made reservations to have dinner right at sunset, and it was the perfect timing to have dinner at Vizcaino. We took our seat right next to...

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Why the Buick Encore is Perfect for Every Driver

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Autos, Family | 0 comments

 Vehicle loan provided Last week, I took the 2017 Buick Encore on an epic mother and daughter road trip from Orange County to Monterey. While on our road trip, we cruised along the freeway in ultimate comfort and created memories that will last a lifetime. I have been driving a GMC Yukon XL for the past nine years, so when I got behind the wheel of the Encore, it felt like I was driving a race car. It had...

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Experiment, Explore and Play at The STEAM Carnival

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Events | 1 comment

  Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is excited to present the third annualSTEAM Carnival on Saturday, April 22. A creative twist on the traditional carnival, this family-friendly event for all ages is designed to provide children with fun, hands-on activities in an interactive carnival atmosphere to spark their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). This event is also a 20th Birthday Bash in celebration of IPSF’s 20 years of impact in Irvine! You won’t want to...

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An Afternoon with Dan TDM

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Entertainment, Film, Television Shows | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of YouTube My son has never played Minecraft, but he sure loves watching one of his favorite YouTube stars Dan TDM play the game. Over the past couple of years, he has been watching his YouTube channel, and I didn’t realize how big of a fan he was until we got an invite to go to YouTube Space in LA to meet Dan TDM. When I mentioned the invitation to my son, he nearly...

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Family-friendly Adventures in Ojai

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Ojai, Travel | 0 comments

  While the city of Ojai may cater to an adult clientele, there are still a number of ways for families to connect and enjoy their time together. From food to shopping to local culture, kids and kids-at-heart will find amusement in their getaway. If you’re in town on a Sunday, explore the weekly Farmer’s Market. Food samples, local crafts and fresh air makes for an easygoing afternoon. The local toy store contains distractions and entertaining ways to pass...

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On-the-Scene with Spider-Man: Homecoming Star Tom Holland

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Entertainment, Film | 2 comments

 I attended the interview as a guest of Sony/Marvel Last year, I got the invitation of a lifetime. I opened my email to find out that I was invited to fly to Atlanta to go to the set where they were filming Spider-Man: Homecoming. The only thing was that I couldn’t tell anyone where I was going. I had to go dark on social media and disappear for a couple of days to see them film a scene from...

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Five Clever Tips to Simplify Making School Lunches

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Family, Hot Topics, Parenting, Shopping | 0 comments

  We are down to the last couple of months of the school year, and I know that I am not alone when it comes to school lunch burn-out. I started the year making the kids creative bento box lunches, and now I find myself digging through my refrigerator every morning trying to find everything I need to pack my kids a well-balanced lunch. When my kiddo came home from school one day asking me if he could buy...

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Is Your Teens Hair Clogging Your Drain?

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Beauty, Family, Hot Topics | 0 comments

 Sponsored My teenage daughter has the most beautiful long hair. Her hair has sunkissed highlights, and her long locks go all the way down to her hips. The only problem with having a teenager with long hair is the beating it puts on your household drains. At least once a week, our shower drain will back-up from the hair she loses in the shower, and our bathroom sink as well. We have tried everything from drain traps to natural...

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Play for Free on Tuesdays at Irvine Regional Park’s Farmers Market

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Family, Green Living, Health | 0 comments

  Every Tuesday morning, Cecile Wight takes her two active boys to the Irvine Regional Park playground to burn off their energy and buy produce at the Irvine Regional Park’s farmers market. Not only does Cecile cleverly hide the vegetables in the dinners she makes for her kids, but she also juices for a friend who has cancer. Best of all, Cecile loves how vibrant the market fruits and vegetables taste. “You can tell the difference when the produce...

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Enter a World of Pure Imagination…Expect the Unexpected OCSA Gala

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

  The Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) Foundation’s prestigious black-tie event, Gala 2017: “Enter a World of Pure Imagination…Expect the Unexpected” raised $1.4 million in support of OCSA’s 14 arts conservatory programs on Mar. 18, 2017 at Hotel Irvine. This is the first time the OCSA Foundation exceeded its $1 million goal at its largest fundraiser of the year. In celebration of the public arts charter school’s 30th anniversary, the school’s foundation honored its newly formed Emeritus...

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Simplifying Carpooling with the mifold Booster Seat

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Family, Parenting, Shopping | 0 comments

 Sample received I do not know about you, but my life is hectic. I have four kids and do school carpool and extracurricular activities with my kids and their friends. Kids are in and out of my car on a daily basis. Lugging around booster seats is not very convenient, so I first purchased a blow-up booster seat. It worked well, but I had to be the one to buckle the kids in and unbuckle them because none of...

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Dining at The Oaks in Ojai

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Ojai, Travel | 0 comments

 We dined as a guest of the venue When you’re traveling, there are typically three major expenses towards the top of your list: transportation, accommodations and meals. Once those are covered, your remaining budget is bonus. What if we told you one destination combines two of those expenses? Over in Ojai, The Oaks not only includes your room, but makes a point of feeding diners healthy cuisine. Guests are always welcome to eat elsewhere, but having prepared lunches and...

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Your Child’s Education Beyond the Classroom

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Education, Family, Parenting | 0 comments

  Many parents understand their child’s education does not end at 3 PM Monday through Friday. Education outside the classroom is just as important as the math, English, science and history our children learn inside the classroom. The question now is, “What other type of education is there that is important and crucial to my child’s social, emotional and intellectual development?” Learning to relate to other people is a very important thing to learn from a young age. Parents...

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Three Reasons To Get Excited About Starting Invisalign Treatment

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Beauty, Invisalign | 0 comments

  “I am a member of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board and my son has received complimentary treatment.” My older brother, Andrew, has been in Invisalign treatment for about a year and a half now. I have seen him go through the treatment and I have loved the way it works. When I look at him now, he is always smiling more, and is so much more confident when he talks, or when other people talk to him –...

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Girls’ Getaway in Ojai

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Ojai, Road Trips, Travel | 0 comments

 Visited as a guest of the venue A girls’ getaway doesn’t necessarily mean boarding a plane or heading to Vegas. Traveling a few counties over can be just as reenergizing to your mind and body, if not more so. We recently traveled to The Oaks at Ojai for a few nights, hoping to spend some quality time with our partner-in-crime. We split our time between on-site and nearby activities. Our first day, we stopped by Hip Vegan for lunch...

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House of Blues Opening Night Delivered

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue It’s so good to have you back House of Blues. You sure were missed! We were lucky enough to see the venue a few months back while it was still under construction; making it even cooler after seeing the vision of what was to come. The space in all its grandeur on opening night was even more than what we expected; absolutely stunning! House of Blues in Anaheim at the Garden...

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Newport Dunes Standup for the Cure

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

  Newport Beach Waterfront Resort welcomes the Sixth Annual Standup for the Cure on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join in the Sea of Pink as one of the world’s largest fleets of Standup Paddlers, all wearing pink, paddle out in the calm waters of the Newport Dunes private beach in support of the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G Komen. The event features SUP and Yoga paddle board clinics, free cancer screening, a silent...

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Bubbles, Bubbles, BubbleFest at Discovery Cube

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Events, Museums | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the venue Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles! When was the last time you looked into a child’s eyes, as you blew bubbles for them? I giggle watching my boys smile out of pure interest and race after the bubbles floating away. It’s like magic to them and always cheers them up. Could you imagine being completely surrounded by bubbles? Do not miss your chance to explore and play during Bubblefest at the Discovery Cube in...

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The Boss Baby: Something for Everyone

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Film | 0 comments

  Earlier this month, my sister, Shan and I, along with a group of L.A. mom’s, dad’s and kids, attended a screening of DreamWorks’ “The Boss Baby”, an adorable, touching, and hilarious animated movie adapted from Marla Frazee’s acclaimed children’s book of the same name. The screening was followed by a Q & A with Lisa Kudrow, Director Tom McGrath, and Producer Ramsey Ann Naito, moderated by Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein, AKA TheMOMS. I am a long time...

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Why Teens Should See The Zookeepers Wife

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest I have been learning about the Holocaust in school and when I saw the trailer for The Zookeepers Wife; I immediately knew that I wanted to see the movie to get a deeper understanding of what the people truly went through. When my mom told me that she had tickets to the premiere, I immediately knew that I wanted to go with her to see the film. When we took our seats in the...

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Five Spring-themed Educational Activities for Elementary School Kids

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Education, Family | 0 comments

  When kids are young, it’s fun to find a theme throughout the year that can help them get interested in academic educational activities. Now that spring is officially here parents and teachers can focus on spring-themed activities to help kids learn while having fun at the same time. Whether kids are doing an art project or learning about numbers, there are lots of ways elementary school age children can learn from the season. Arts and crafts projects There...

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Laguna Playhouse: The Wizard of Oz

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Entertainment, Events, Theatre | 1 comment

  The Wizard of Oz is coming to Laguna Beach! Come to the Laguna Playhouse this Spring to take this classic musical journey with Dorothy Gale from Kansas through the Haunted Forest to Emerald City with her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and of course, Toto too! The Wicked Witch from the West threatens to hurt Dorothy and her Friends as they all try to find their way home in this all new Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre production...

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22nd Annual LA Times Festival of Books

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

  It is almost time for the return of the LA Times Festival of Books, the nation’s largest literary festival, April 22-23rd at the University of Southern California. The event will feature more than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs. On Friday, April 21, the 37th annual Book Prizes will honor reading and educational activist Ruebén Martinez with the Innovator’s Award, novelist Thomas McGuane with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and 11 outstanding literary works published...

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Enjoy a Family-Friendly Wilderness Hike

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

  Explore the great outdoors during a family friendly wilderness hike on Saturday, April 8th. Discover the beauty of Ferber Ranch where children can create nature-related crafts, learn about the surrounding protected lands, and enjoy a mild hike that’s fit for feet of all sizes. Hosted by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), this interpretive excursion will take place on the 400-acre Ferber Ranch Wilderness Preserve, which contains vital wildlife corridors. OCTA’s acquisition of the property allows this core...

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Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Cup Recipe

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Recipes | 0 comments

  Are you looking for the perfect appetizer recipe for your next event? Crazy Cuizine is one of my favorite products to make simple and delicious appetizers. The meats are made with restaurant-quality products, and every time I make an appetizer using the Crazy Cuizine Sweet-Chili Chicken, it is always a hit with my guests. Crazy Cuizine recently offered one of their best recipes for us to share with all of your, and it is guaranteed to be a...

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Savor Flavors from Around the World at Sapphire Laguna

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

 We dined as a guest of the venue We had the chance to visit Sapphire in Laguna Beach this past week for an unforgettable evening sampling of a few of their delicious menu items. Sapphire is about to celebrate their 10th Anniversary! We’ve been to many restaurants in the local area. However, this was my first time visiting Sapphire Laguna. Chef Azmin is a world explorer in the kitchen sharing a variety of spices and flavors from around the...

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Peter Pan Soars to New Heights in Finding Neverland

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Entertainment, Theatre | 0 comments

 Sponsored Peter Pan is one of my most favorite childhood stories, so naturally, when I heard that Finding Neverland was going to be coming to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts I couldn’t wait to bring one of my children to see it. I am a major theater geek, and I love that I am raising my youngest son and daughter also to share my love for the arts. The night of the premiere of Finding Neverland, my two...

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