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Valentine’s Day Dining Specials in Orange County

Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in Dining, Holiday, Valentine's Day | 0 comments

February will be full of sweet treats for Orange County diners! From brunch to dinner and dessert, there are plenty of new dishes and menus to try– plus a new line-up of drive-in movies to attend! Las Brisas The iconic restaurant perched over the cliffs of Laguna Beach is the perfect destination for a romantic dinner with unmatched views of the OC coast. This Valentine’s Day weekend, Las Brisas will be offering a 5-Course Menu for $125/person Friday 2/12 – Sunday 2/14 from 3 p.m. – close, available on the patio and extended outdoor dining area (regular menu is available for take-out; regular brunch menu will also be available on Sunday). Romantic Valentine’s Day menu highlights include a Champagne Toast; Calamari Ceviche Tostada; Grilled Lamb Chops with chipotle-agave glazed carrots; Scallops with cauliflower, olives, and tomatillo; and Tres Leches Cake with toasted coconut. Urban Plates Valentine’s Day At Home 3-Course Dinner for Two ($49) includes: Choice of 2 starters; choose from side Caesar salad, side house salad and tomato basil soup Choice of 2 entrees served with grilled artisan bread; choose from Grilled Grass-Fed Steak with 2 sides, Chimichurri Grass-Fed steak with 2 sides, Blue Cheese Grass-Fed Steak with 2 sides, Sustainable Salmon with 2 sides, Cage-Free Chicken Cobb Salad, Meatless Loaf with 2...

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Safe Family Fun at Welk Resorts San Diego

Posted by on Dec 16, 2020 in Family, Featured, San Diego, Travel | 1 comment

Many families are nervous about traveling during this time, but it can be done safely when choosing the right resort and adhering to the proper safety protocols. During the stay-at-home orders, I have still been traveling safely, and one of my favorite destinations has been the Welk Resorts San Diego. The family-owned resort puts families first. My favorite feature was that my family was able to drive right up to the front door of our luxurious, and spacious, villa. There was no elevator or busy lobby was making me feel comfortable from the moment that I arrived. In fact, there was drive thru check-in, making the check-in process seamless. My second favorite feature is that families need to make reservations for the pools to ensure there is no overcrowding. Rooms The room that we stayed in was a two-bedroom villa. There was plenty of room for my large family to feel comfortable. There is also a kitchen that is fully stocked with dishes, plates, and everything your family will need to prepare meals (food not included). Our room had a private balcony where I was able to sip on coffee while watching the golfers play in the mornings. Along with the large kitchen, the resort features outdoor barbecues where we were able to barbecue...

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World Premiere of Disney Pixar Onward

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020 in Disney, Entertainment, Featured, Film | 4 comments

We attended as a guest of Disney and Pixar. One of my favorite things to do with my children is to attend a world premiere of a Disney and Pixar Animation film. I was beyond thrilled upon receipt of the invitation to attend the world premiere of Disney and Pixar’s newest feature animated film, Onward. It felt like a dream come true, receiving the invitation, and I could not wait to tell my boys that they would be attending...

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Important signs that you need blue light blocking glasses

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

We all need to take better care of ourselves. When we know we need a health kick, it’s completely natural to overhaul our eating habits, add some exercise into our daily routines, all whilst cutting back on things like our alcohol and sugar consumption. But, in our rush to treat our bodies better, most of us neglect one crucial part. Our eyes. Preserving our vision and prioritizing our eye health isn’t something most of us think about – until...

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Great Ideas for a Work from Home Career for Women

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Not everyone is keen on the idea of working in an office. Some people just prefer working from home, but at first, it might seem a bit limiting because there are a lot of jobs that you can’t do from home. But look on the bright side – there are plenty of them that you can do from home and for which you only need a laptop and a stable internet connection. That being said, if you are forced...

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Tips on How to Be an Online Casino Superhero

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Online casinos are becoming increasingly popular with time. Not only do online casinos offer ease and convenience to the punters but also offer games that you will find in a land-based casino. You can use your gambling skills from the comfort of your home. But you need tips for casino to master online gambling games. There are a few things that you need to keep up your sleeve while spinning the reels of a slot or trying your luck...

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4 Tips for Meeting Big Life Moments with Optimism

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Life is an amazing thing, full of all sorts of powerful moments that can leave a permanent impact, and an array of (hopefully good) memories that you will carry with you for years to come. Unfortunately, though, many of the big moments in life can also seem innately stressful, as they come with plenty of responsibility, consequence, and the need to be focused, attentive to detail, and highly aware of what’s going on around you. Nonetheless, being able to...

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Struggling to Relax at the Weekend? This Guide will Help you to Unwind and Let Go

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Entertainment, Family | 0 comments

If you are finding it hard to let go at the weekend because you are just so stressed with work then you’re not alone. So many people are in the same situation as you are, but if you don’t take the time to make a positive change then you may find that the negative effects of stress continue to have an impact on your life. If you’re ready to turn things around for yourself, then simply take a look...

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Which Toothpaste Is Best For Pearly Whites?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

Everyone needs a caring family dentist. They will be able to advise you on all areas of dental health, therefore it’s vital your kids have access to one very early on. But how do you maintain pearly white teeth when you’re away from the dentist? We all want great teeth but often struggle to choose the right toothpaste that will help keep our teeth this way. Cavities, gum problems, bad breath and teeth whitening are just some of the...

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DTSA’s Boca de Oro Festival

Posted by on Feb 25, 2021 in Events | 0 comments

DTSA’s annual premiere visual, literary and performing arts festival, Boca de Oro, will occur virtually this year on March 5th-7th. Every March for the last four years, Boca de Oro Festival has brought thousands of artists, students, educators and attendees to Downtown Santa Ana. They fill the streets with dancing, our historic buildings with striking performances and evocative readings, and our restaurants and plazas with friends new and old thanks to an incredible partnership between Santa Ana Unified School...

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Making the Most of ‘Me’ Time as a New Mom

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Family, Fitness | 0 comments

Trying to lose weight is tough, but if you’re a new mom who already has their hands full, it can seem impossible. As important as regular exercise is, it’s not always easy to find time to do it, especially if you’re a new one. Thankfully, there are ways to squeeze in even a mini workout. Read on to learn some of the best ways to start a healthy exercise routine for new moms. Make Time Exercising while taking care...

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Tips to Make Your Tofu Taste Better

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

Tofu – it’s pretty plain, right? Wrong. While tofu doesn’t have much taste on its own, it is actually one of the most versatile foods on this planet. It is amazingly absorbent and can be coerced into representing dozens of different foods. The trick is knowing exactly how to cook it. In this article, we will look at some top tips to make your tofu taste much better. What is tofu? First, it’s essential to understand what tofu actually...

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Diversity and Inclusion – The Benefits in Raising Your Children to be Accepting

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Education, Family | 0 comments

“Diversity is the mix. Inclusion is making the mix work.” – Andres Tapic We live in an increasingly diverse world where our children encounter people of varying races, cultures, and abilities. As parents, teaching our children about diversity and inclusion is paramount as we focus on raising tolerant, accepting, and empathetic children. How do you guide your child to grow to be a diverse, inclusive, and compassionate individual? Here are three great ways where you, as a parent, can...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Nurturing Lodge of the Bowls

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

The Fruits of Devotion Enter the lodge of spiritual family and celebrate your lives together. This is the place and time to utilize your stores of nourishment for self and others. Embrace. Be in peace. Reflect. Enjoy. If you cannot fully do this in your life now, there is a lesson here. You have given away too much, saving nothing for the present. You have extended your hand to other so gar that you have lost your balance. Go...

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Building a Successful Business Brand

Posted by on Feb 23, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Creating a brand makes it easier to spark engagement within your target audience. When clients or consumers can associate your business with particular values or visual assets, your organization becomes instantly recognizable. What’s more – the services, products, and experiences you provide are intrinsically linked to your branding, which means customers or clients will instantly associate your business with particular goods or services. Every business should take a proactive approach to brand creation, although people often assume that creating...

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Signs of Spring Throughout Descanso Gardens

Posted by on Feb 23, 2021 in Events | 0 comments

Spring kicks off Saturday, March 30 and for most of us, it can’t get here a moment too soon. After a year of being cooped up, we’re looking forward to reveling in all of the amazing spring blooms that will fill Descanso Gardens in the days and weeks to come. To usher in the season, Descanso has a few special nature-inspired celebrations planned that are designed to delight, educate and inspire. Following are some of the spring events coming...

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7 Top Advantages of Indulging In Coding Tests

Posted by on Feb 23, 2021 in Family, Tech | 0 comments

Organizations need to conduct unit testing or code testing nowadays because this particular concept is full of multiple advantages for organizations. The code can be considered as the smallest possible testable software component which further provides the organizations with several kinds of advantages in the long run because the designing, execution, recording and analysis has been perfectly carried out. In this way, the defects in the whole system are perfectly revealed by the whole system and everything becomes very...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Exemplar of Bowls – Ever-Deepening Love

Posted by on Feb 23, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

Your love has matured. You have many teachings to pass on. Consider how to use your particular talents as a vehicle for the expression of the wisdom you have gained. It is time for you to settle back and integrate your love experiences. You have reached a plateau. Look back at the far distance you have come. Count your blessings. Bless others with your presence. You exemplify aging in grace. Your soul is filled with youthful exuberance for life’s...

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Chef Collaboration Dinner at Gracias Madre Newport

Posted by on Feb 19, 2021 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

You are invited to an upcoming Chef Collaboration Dinner featuring Gracias Madre Executive Chef Alan Sanz joining forces with Executive Chef Sergio Ortega from Chato’s Bar & Grill next Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm at Gracias Madre Newport! The theme of the dinner will be “modern takes of home classics from Central West Mexico” – an ode to Chef Sergio’s roots in Morelia, Central Mexico – and will feature a five-course meal for $75 per person (pre-paid). Reservations can...

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Chicken with Walnuts and Lemon Recipe

Posted by on Feb 18, 2021 in Family, Melissa's Produce, Recipes | 1 comment

Today, we attended an amazing cookbook event hosted by Melissa’s Produce for author Susan Hermann Loomis- Plat du Jour: French Dinners Made Easy. The tutorial started with something I have always wanted to learn how to do – cut apart a whole chicken. One of the recipes that we learned how to make was Chicken with Walnuts and Lemon. It looked so delicious that I could not wait to get online at to order all the produce to...

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4 Tips For Driving Again After A Car Accident

Posted by on Feb 18, 2021 in Autos, Family | 0 comments

Even if you walked away from your car accident without a scratch, but perhaps especially if things were more serious and you needed time to recover from your injuries and professional car accident lawyers were involved, it can be hard to get back behind the wheel again. An accident is sure to leave some psychological mark as well as the more obvious physical ones, and trying to drive again can be a hard task to manage. This is perfectly...

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Must-Try Camping Dutch Oven Dishes

Posted by on Feb 18, 2021 in Family, Recipes | 0 comments

Dutch oven dishes and camping are made for each other. The great thing about a Dutch oven is that you can make easy, one-pot dishes directly over the fire and then roast your marshmallows afterward. Win! Of course, you’ll want a Dutch oven like the one at Uno Casa or similar, and you’ll want some tasty recipes for one-pot meals. Here are some of our selections for you to whip up delicious meals while camping. Campfire Sloppy Joes This...

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How to Troubleshoot Dryer Issues

Posted by on Feb 18, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Moms that use dryers on a regular basis often rely on them heavily. Should you have nowhere to hang clothes or you live in a wet climate, not having your dryer working is a huge problem. If it breaks down it is good to know how to quickly identify what the issue is and how to fix it. Here are details of some common dryer issues along with some information to help you to get it working again. Your...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Eight of Arrows

Posted by on Feb 18, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

You have advanced to a new perspective. From here you will empower others by offering a means to their greater well-being. You will give gifts that continue to give of their own nature. Now that you have a new philosophy, religion, or lifestyle (each of these describes a large body of words you live by), you must realize that it will restrict you in certain ways. Initially, you will be blind to those restrictions, but in time you will...

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CSArts Academy: Fun and rewarding arts classes for kids

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Education, Family | 0 comments

This spring, Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) invites aspiring young artists from near and far to experience its quality arts instruction from the comfort of their own homes. Reimagined for distance-learning, the school’s community engagement program, CSArts Academy, is back for Spring Classes with a new Virtual Saturday Series. Nearly 2,000 students have missed the program since it was canceled because of the current health crisis last March. Designed for children ages 8-15, the spring program offers...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Exemplar of the Pipes

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

You have earned the title Sage or Creative Genius. You are a visionary who has lived life fully and well, the artist at life itself. Your works will last long beyond your own physical life and this are immortal. You are passing on the pipe now, handing down the wand. This may be in only one area of your life or all of them. You know. It is an end time. But it is also a time when you...

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10 Best Immune Boosting Foods

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

One of the most important things to keep on top of for preventing regular common illnesses is your immune system. Your immune system acts very much like the military, in that it defends you against foreign invaders to prevent disease and common illness. Immune fighting vaccines have been around for over two millennia, but it is now easier than ever to help strengthen your immune system yourself. Having a strong immune system can inhibit colds, flu, and infections and...

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Things You Should Know in Staging an Addiction Intervention

Posted by on Feb 16, 2021 in Family, Parenting | 0 comments

Although intervention is a known activity to inform a person of an unhealthy habit or addiction they may not know that they have, many have only learned about this program through TV shows or movies. The problem with this is that it’s not as simple as they’ve portrayed it to be. People may have misconceptions about it and may result in misunderstanding and conflict. It’s crucial that you understand the purpose, nature, and standard process of interventions. What is...

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Sedan: What Is It And Why Should I Care?

Posted by on Feb 16, 2021 in Autos, Family | 0 comments

Sedans are the quintessential family car. They offer you lots of headspace, legroom and great handling characteristics. They have been born out of a long tradition that goes back to the earliest racing roots. The GT was a concept that took off first in the UK. This was a grand tourer type of car. It was new, agile, fast and could handle rough roads as these were the old types back then. These GT cars were usually 2-door or...

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Here’s How you can Revamp Your Home for Spring

Posted by on Feb 16, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

After months of dreary and cold weather, it’s time to embrace the season of colors and vibrant energy. Spring season, the season of colors, flowers, and blossoms, when the snow begins to melt, and the hemisphere begins to warm significantly, and a renewed energy cheers us up. It’s that time of the year when you can think about the new beginnings, bringing in the freshness and going with “out with the old and in with the new.” For some,...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: The Sunset

Posted by on Feb 16, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

“I accept the changes that will come through higher states of consciousness. All change works to bring about my freedom and my good. I let go am free” Like the setting sun, I am death to that which has been of this day; yet I promise renewal. When there is no other way out, I come. I am kind. Only I can offer the opportunity to leave behind the unsolvable problems. I am firm. There is no return to...

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How To Create An Incredible Promotional Video On A Shoestring Budget

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

If you run a side business and you are looking for effective ways to market your products, promotional videos are so effective. Videos are far more interesting and engaging and they give people a real sense of what the product is like. The only problem is, they can be very expensive to make. Product videos are only good if they are professional. If you show people a blurred, grainy video that you shot on your phone, it just makes...

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Walt Disney Animation Studios: Us Again

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

“Us Again,” a vibrant and original new theatrical animated short from director Zach Parrish that brings together dance, music, emotional storytelling and inspired animation, is set to debut exclusively in theaters worldwide beginning on March 5, playing on the same bill as Walt Disney Animation Studios’ (WDAS) newest animated feature, “Raya and the Last Dragon.” The film is Disney Animation’s first new theatrical short since the 2016 release of “Inner Workings,” which accompanied “Moana” on the big screen. “Us...

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