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Safe Family Fun at Welk Resorts San Diego

Posted by on Dec 16, 2020 in Family, Featured, San Diego, Travel | 0 comments

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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Orange County Restaurant Dining Guide: Stay-at-Home Christmas

Posted by on Dec 14, 2020 in Christmas, Dining, Featured | 0 comments

Select South Coast Plaza restaurants are offering unique, family-style menus for takeout this holiday season. All require preordering and may be picked up December 23 or December 24. They are cooked, chilled and have instructions on reheating. TIFFANY & CO. BLUE BOX CAFE Start a new holiday tradition with Tiffany Tea for Two or Breakfast at Tiffany for Two. The Blue Box Cafe at South Coast Plaza offers curated menu packages to enjoy at home. Orders are placed online and require 48 hours notice prior to picking up. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY FOR TWO $120 The bento box packaged menu includes chia seed yogurt pudding with farmer’s market fruit, croissants with organic strawberries and lavender mascarpone, Tiffany avocado toast, smoked salmon and buckwheat mille feuille, and Bellocq No. 727 The Tiffany Blend: A floral infusion of Chinese and Ceylon black tea with notes of lychee, rose buds, lavender and vanilla. TIFFANY TEA FOR TWO $150 The impressive array features different scones–cranberry citrus and pine nut brown butter–and sage-red kuri squash Madeleines served with Devonshire cream, cherry ginger marmalade, and wildflower honey. An assortment of creative tea sandwiches is complemented with a generous selection of petit fours and confections. Included is a tin of Bellocq No. 727 Tiffany Blend Tea. BLUE BOX CELEBRATION CAKE $90 A...

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World Premiere of Disney Pixar Onward

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020 in Disney, Entertainment, Featured, Film | 2 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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The 5 Reasons You Are Seeing The Angel Number 1212

Posted by on Jan 14, 2021 in Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

The angel number 1212 is a positive sign and means you need to remain focused, open to ideas, vigilant, calm, and come up with a peaceful solution Angels live in an entirely different realm than us, but they use mediums to contact. One such method is the use of Angel numbers. Angel numbers are numeric numbers that hold special messages for us, humans. Angels use numeric sequential numbers to send us special messages and it is our job to...

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MADD About Drunk Driving: How Moms Made a Difference

Posted by on Jan 6, 2021 in Family, Hot Topics | 0 comments

Just one death caused by drunk driving is too many. This is the philosophy of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), an organization that is dedicated to reducing drunk driving victims to zero. When Candace Lightner’s 13-year-old daughter, Cari, was senselessly killed by a drunk driver, Lightner founded MADD to change faulty drunk driving legislation [source]. Since their inception in 1980, MADD has helped decrease drunk driving fatalities by 50%. Even though this is a major triumph, sadly, drunk driving...

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The Rooftop Lounge Launches Three New Takeout Menus

Posted by on Jan 6, 2021 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

The Rooftop Lounge, a Laguna Beach-local favorite, known for its stunning panoramic ocean views, California-casual cuisine, and selection of signature craft cocktails, has announced three new ways to enjoy the Rooftop experience from the comfort of home. A trio of menus, now available for takeout and delivery only, introduce a curated selection of Rooftop Lounge’s American fare, elevated homestyle Chinese cuisine from the restaurant’s new ghost kitchen: Surf Panda, plus a popup menu from East LA’s popular onigiri bar:...

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Daphne’s Introduces Four New Pita Sandwiches

Posted by on Jan 5, 2021 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

Daphne’s, the fresh and wholesome fast casual restaurant known for its nutritious menu of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, has introduced four new pita sandwiches to the menu that will be available for a limited time. The new offerings, which showcase Daphne’s Mediterranean ingredients in four innovative combinations, will be served individually now through March 29, 2021 at all Daphne’s restaurants across California. The Honey Chicken Pita ($9.59) features grilled chicken, cucumber-tomato salad, lettuce, and honey mustard sauce on a warm pita...

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When a Father Dies: Children’s Rights Explained

Posted by on Dec 31, 2020 in Family, Hot Topics, Parenting | 0 comments

Losing a parent can be a very devastating thing to experience, especially for a young child. While dealing with the emotional loss can be quite difficult, the financial loss can be devastating as well. This financial loss can be especially devastating if the father was the primary earner for the family. If the father of your child has passed away and you want to know what your child’s rights are, here is some information to help you out. When...

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Trundle Bed Options: Which One To Purchase?

Posted by on Dec 31, 2020 in Family | 0 comments

The trundle bed has extraordinary purpose and shape, and the coolest one comes with enough storage space. They are exceptionally designed beds and can be easily pulled out whenever required. The beds have proper pull and push features with adequate storage space. Yet simple, but when you buy a trundle bed, you will be happy with the features it has. Here are some of the exclusive choices of trundle bed options you should look for. Velvet bed frame It...

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Banana and Cacao Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Posted by on Dec 30, 2020 in Family, Melissa's Produce, Recipes | 0 comments

Breakfast does not have to be complicated to be healthy. Plus, it does not have to come out of a box. I love keeping it simple during breakfast time. First, I am not a morning person. Second, there is always so much happening in the household while getting everyone started with their day. After recently attending a Civana Resort wellness retreat, I learned how fun and delicious breakfast bowls can be. The chef at the resort made me a...

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NYE Takeout Options in Orange County

Posted by on Dec 30, 2020 in Events, Holiday, New Year's Eve | 0 comments

WATER GRILL For the ultimate in DIY seafood for New Year’s Eve, shop the popular Market Sale at Water Grill on December 31. Select from an extensive offering of shellfish–oysters, shrimp, mussels, clams, lobster and crab–to create a chilled seafood platter (offerings may vary). A variety of prep kits are available for easy cooking at home that include misoyaki Chilean sea bass, cedar plank salmon, sauteed Manila clams and BBQ shrimp. Fresh produce, artisan breads, dry-aged beef, desserts, wine...

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Hand-Made Family Calendar for Christmas

Posted by on Dec 29, 2020 in Christmas, Holiday | 0 comments

Christmas is truly one of my favorite holidays which is why I always try to surprise my family members and make special and one-of-a-kind presents. And since Christmas also means that the year is soon ending, I have decided to make personalized calendars for my loved ones. My cute handmade gift made everyone happy, so if you missed the date to give joy to your family, there is still time! Or you can create an adorable personalized calendar next...

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Few Tips on How to Choose Reliable Coursework Writing Service

Posted by on Dec 28, 2020 in Education, Family | 0 comments

Coursework writing service has become a necessity for students. Mostly, the learners are unable to complete assignments on time due to a busy schedule. The rise in demand for student assignments has led to the emergence of numerous custom writing services. Beware, as some of the paper writing service providers are fake. Students need to identify reliable companies. Do not Go Cheap Never go with the cheapest custom essay writing service available online. Your grades and academic performance are...

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The Main Advice How to Get Homework Help Online

Posted by on Dec 28, 2020 in Education, Family | 0 comments

Teachers assigning students homework is a way of measuring their capability of doing work independently. However, doing your homework at home can be a menace, especially if you don’t have the proper assistance to guide you through it. This is why we are here with some top suggestions to help you out. Devise a plan To ensure perfect homework, the first and foremost thing to do is construct your homework plan. At the end of your class period, ask...

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Some Tips on How To Write An Essay Faster

Posted by on Dec 28, 2020 in Education, Family | 0 comments

Writing a long essay for students in a quick time is easier said than done. However, with proper planning and research, completing an essay within a couple of hours is doable as much as stir-frying the noodles. Before you begin to write the paper, you need to brainstorm the topic and generate a few ideas. Understand the Assignment Are you searching about how to write a research paper fast then you have come to the right place. This article...

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California Courts: How Custody Is Determined

Posted by on Dec 28, 2020 in Family, Parenting | 0 comments

Divorce can be emotionally devastating for the couples going through it, but it is often far harder on any minor children involved. The welfare of minors can be a major point of contention in these cases, with couples vying for full or partial custody, and courts working to ensure that the best interests of minors are upheld. In the state of California, each custody hearing is conducted on a case by case basis with the court system accounting for...

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Celebrate the Holidays San Diego-Style with Whale Watching Kayak Tours from Everyday California

Posted by on Dec 21, 2020 in Events, Travel | 0 comments

Staying home for the holidays became the reality for many this year, but in San Diego, temperate weather allows for safe outdoor activities to keep people in the spirit – including socially distanced whale watching kayak tours from local ocean adventure company Everyday California! Each year, hundreds of gray whales make an annual 12,400-mile round trip journey between their northern feeding grounds off Alaska to the warm waters of Baja California where the pregnant females give birth to their...

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Swanky Brie-zy Appetizer in 20 Minutes

Posted by on Dec 21, 2020 in Family, Recipes | 0 comments

I love cheese! I know I’m in good company from the many zoom calls I’ve had sharing virtual charcuterie evenings with friends. Delicious cheese, glorious cheese, ha! This year I thought I’d share this swanky little appetizer with all of you. It only requires a few ingredients; it’s simple, looks great and it will make you very happy. You may want to get extra ingredients since you’ll likely need to make this dish again. Warmed Brie with Strawberries, Candied...

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Here’s How A Professional Kitchen Remodeling Company Keeps Your Renovation From Going Wrong

Posted by on Dec 21, 2020 in Family, Hot Topics | 0 comments

Every homeowner is well aware that renovating a kitchen does not happen overnight and takes up a considerable sum of money. It only makes sense to invest it into something worthy of all that effort, time and money. Before all, comes the task of choosing the right remodeling company. Some people go for DIY renovation but there are so many things that could go wrong with that. For instance, you installed the cabinet doors the wrong way and now...

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Desert SUNcation at Welk Resorts Palm Springs

Posted by on Dec 20, 2020 in Palm Springs, Travel | 0 comments

Winter is the perfect time to escape to the desert for a little sun ‘cation at the Welk Resorts Palm Springs. The resort is one of our favorite family destinations because of the large rooms and family-friendly amenities. Recently, our family visited the resort (during covid) and had a safe, and enjoyable weekend getaway. When looking for a place to get away with your family, it is crucial to select a resort that makes safety their number one priority....

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Journey to Christmas Livestream Performance

Posted by on Dec 18, 2020 in Christmas, Events, Holiday | 0 comments

Journey to Christmas is sure to become a new holiday tradition to share with your loved ones. The heartfelt and beloved music drives these captivating stories, each performed by a stage full of incredibly gifted singers, dancers and musicians. Traveling from heartwarming modern day family gatherings back to the very first Christmas, Journey to Christmas brings the story to life in a contemporary and theatrical style with beautifully projected imagery, stunning lighting, and of course a little Christmas magic....

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Spreading Cheer for All to Hear: Family at Village of Hope Experiences the Joy of Giving

Posted by on Dec 18, 2020 in Family, Giving Back | 0 comments

The holiday season is often a happy and hopeful time for all of us. This is especially true for homeless men, women and children living at Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope. It is a time of year that demonstrates life after homelessness and often one of the first holiday experiences these individuals and families share. This year looked a bit different for everyone, including Orange County Rescue Mission, who was forced to cancel its traditional holiday celebrations....

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Wild Taco Takes On Stay-at-Home Order with Revamped To-Go Menu

Posted by on Dec 18, 2020 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

Wild Taco, the cult-favorite taco joint with locations in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, ramps up their to-go menus with new family-friendly takeout options. With a focus on Baja Californian cuisine and Santa Maria-style grilled meats, the modern-day taqueria makes it easy to bring home a fiesta for the holidays. Founded in 2015 by commercial fisherman-turned-restaurateur Thomas Carson, Wild Taco is inspired by Baja’s laid back cantinas and California’s surf culture. Carson also owns Bear Flag Fish Co., which...

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How to Restore Old Photographs by Yourself

Posted by on Dec 18, 2020 in Crafts, Family | 0 comments

Don’t you just love thumbing through old photo albums and marvel at the people and places the pictures show? Your family photo archive is a treasured and important thing, but it is also immeasurably fragile. Old pictures crack, crumble, and fade. Nothing lasts forever and there is nothing you can do about it. Or is there? Good news – there are ways to save your family archive. And even better news – you can restore old photos yourself. Let’s...

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Last Minute Gift Ideas from Triangle Square

Posted by on Dec 18, 2020 in Christmas, Events, Holiday | 0 comments

Triangle Square in Costa Mesa has not only decked its halls with holiday lights and festive décor for safe socially distanced photos, the center also has last minute gift ideas for everyone on your list. Send your family and friends to Spain in 2021 with gift cards to the popular Cafe Sevilla. The award-winning restaurant is offering a free $25 Bonus Card with any $100 Gift Card purchase. You can also purchase a Flamenco dinner show package with a...

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CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa New Year’s Eve Wellness Retreat

Posted by on Dec 18, 2020 in Arizona, Travel | 0 comments

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and healing energy of the Sonoran Desert over the course of 3, 4, or 5 transformational days. December 27th – January 3rd Featuring a collaboration with wellness innovator Unplug Meditation, alongside top fitness and wellness guides, you’ll enjoy daily meditation, movement fueled dance sessions, positive mindset building, energy healing workshops, sunset yoga classes under the desert sky and more so you can welcome the New Year in with gratitude, an open heart, and...

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Casual Indian Eatery in Downtown Fullerton: Miirch Social

Posted by on Dec 17, 2020 in Dining, Events | 0 comments

Miirch Social, a new Indian concept bringing a unique form of casual dining to Downtown Fullerton in the Soco District is now open. The menu features cuisine utilizing natural ingredients, fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats to replicate traditional recipes directly from India, while also bringing in global flavors and inspiration from other cultures with an innovative spin. Indian staples, comfort food, and other dishes that have been passed down through generations grace the menu, with standout dishes including Chicken,...

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Christmas Slideshow: A Lovely Gift for the Holiday

Posted by on Dec 17, 2020 in Christmas, Holiday | 0 comments

Christmas is just around the corner so it’s high time you decided on the gifts for your loved ones. Since nowadays it’s all about DIY, why not join this excellent trend and create a Christmas gift yourself? Say, a Christmas slideshow with music! Just imagine – a heartfelt video filled with your favorite pictures set to some joyful tune. Such a slideshow can be a great gift for your family members or friends who couldn’t be with you during...

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Fable & Spirit Expands Its Culinary Arsenal with Grilled-to-Order Charcoal-Fired Yakitori

Posted by on Dec 16, 2020 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

In response to the latest restrictions put on restaurants throughout the region, Fable & Spirit has added another level of excitement to its culinary arsenal with the introduction of Fable Express, a fast-casual takeaway service featuring a charcoal-fired Yakitori grill. Executive Chef David Shofner and his kitchen crew delight all of the senses with a culinary performance on the restaurant patio Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., when the Fable Express menu is offered for takeaway....

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A Whole New Meaning to Count Your Blessings

Posted by on Dec 16, 2020 in Family, Giving Back, Holiday | 0 comments

Family at Village of Hope Celebrates the Holiday with a Thanksgiving Feast Orange County Rescue Mission, in its continuing efforts to aid in providing Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of homeless men, women and children, recently hosted its 55th annual Thanksgiving feast for its residents at Village of Hope. Each year, the Rescue Mission reaches out to the local community and asks for help in providing specific food items for Thanksgiving. The donated items are not only for the homeless...

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Toast Kitchen + Bakery: Family Meal

Posted by on Dec 15, 2020 in Dining, Events | 0 comments

‘Tis the season for family, and Costa Mesa’s favorite modern diner, Toast Kitchen + Bakery, has introduced an all-new Family Meal to celebrate just that! The Family Meal was specially curated by Executive Chef John Park and for just $59 will feed a family of four. Toast’s Korean-inspired Family Meal consists of some truly delicious dishes, including: Curry Shrimp Bulgogi (Korean-style beef) Spicy Chicken Candied Sweet Potatoes Yakitori Vegetable Skewers Black Garlic Noodles Herb & Butter Rice Broccoli Salad...

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Bayside & Bistango Open for Takeout: Help Support, Local, Family-Owned

Posted by on Dec 15, 2020 in Dining, Events | 0 comments

Support the Bayside family by letting us do the cooking to feed yours. While we miss seeing our amazing community of guests for in-person dining, we look forward to serving you safely for takeout, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. seven days a week. From a charcuterie board to share, delicious healthy salads, braised short ribs, pan-seared salmon, diver scallops, perfectly cooked steaks, and more, Bayside has something for everyone on your list. Gift cards are also available, with a...

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