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Exploring Maui with Pedego Electric Bikes

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Hawaii, Maui, Travel | 0 comments

 We toured as a guest of Pedego After taking our kids on an epic adventure around Irvine with Pedego electric bikes, every time that we are traveling, the kids ask if there is somewhere that we can rent Pedego’s. While on our recent trip to Maui, we had a late flight on our last day, so I decided to see if there was a Pedego store on the island, and to my delight there was. I made the reservations and waited to surprise the kids with the news that I was going to take them to ride a Pedego until that morning. When they woke-up and were sad about leaving Maui, I cheered them up with the news that we would be spending our last hours on Maui riding Pedego’s – they squealed with delight. We drove to Hawaiian Cruisers in Kihei where the owner had a set of beautiful Pedego bikes all charged and ready for us to have some fun in the sun. Since we were visited the island and not locals, we accepted the offer of having a personal guide take us on a ride around the island. While riding the Pedego bikes around Maui, we got to see the island unlike we ever would of before. We got to see...

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Date Night: Le Dîner en Blanc in Orange County

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Dining, Events, Featured | 2 comments

  From global phenomenon to highly sought-after “secret”, Le Dîner en Blanc will take over one of Orange County’s public spaces on November 2, 2017, for the first ever refine pop-up epicurean event. Over 100,000 foodies and cultural enthusiasts around the world have already embraced this unique event. As stated very eloquently by the New York Times: “There are picnics and there are Picnics”. This très chic picnic is equal parts mystery tour, pop-up feast and je ne sais quoi! Launched in Paris nearly 30 years ago by François Pasquier and a handful of friends, Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris now attracts over 10,000 people each year. What began as a “friends and word-of-mouth only” event has grown into an international epicurean sensation in nearly 80 cities in more than 30 countries. While the technology behind the event may has changed over the years, the principles fuelling this fantastic event have not: guests continue to gather at a secret location for the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends in one of their city’s most beautiful locations. In essence, Le Dîner en Blanc promotes friendship, elegance and gallantry. Over the course of the evening, guests experience the beauty and value of one their city’s public spaces by participating in the...

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Vampirate’s Dinner Adventure Show

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Events, Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue During the month of October, Pirates Dinner Adventure has transformed into Vampirate’s Dinner Adventure Show! Your family is invited to embark on the adventure of a lifetime as Captain Sebastian, and the Black’s crew share their story of love and adventure on the high seas. We surprised our kids this past weekend by taking them to the Vampirate’s show, and it was one of their favorite Halloween events yet. We checked...

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Meet Pepita: Mamá Imelda’s Spirit Guide in Disney Pixar’s COCO

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Disney, Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of Disney When watching the Disney-Pixar film COCO your children are going to be captivated by Pepita who is Mamá Imelda’s spirit guide. Pepita is an Alebrijes, and while I was at Pixar Animation Studios, Character/Rigging Artist, Alonso Martinez shared with us what are Alebrijes and the significance it has in the film COCO. Martinez started talking about Alebrijes by sharing with us his own personal collection that he has been collecting since he...

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Teen’s Dream Come True at the Thor: Ragnarok World Premiere

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Disney, Entertainment, Featured, Film | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of Disney Our family is so fortunate to have the opportunity to experience many amazing things. As my son has become a teenager, it is hard to find things to do with him that truly gets him excited about. I was able to find the one thing to make him happier than I’ve ever seen him in his life, so happy that he cried multiple times throughout the night because he was overwhelmed with...

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Saturday Brunch at Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Dining | 0 comments

 We dined as a guest of the venue The reason that I love supporting Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails is that 100% of their net profits benefit The Andrei Foundation, which supports many charitable causes and organizations. How amazing is that? The owners opened the restaurant in honor of their son who was a great philanthropist and was passionate about how eating healthy can impact your health. Not only is your family giving back to our community by dining...

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Newport Dunes Country Pumpkin Patch

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is kicking off the fall season with the Boots on the Beach Country Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22. Bring the family out for a weekend of festive activities including picking the perfect pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, crafts, inflatables, and seasonal treats and drinks. Saturday evening will present a free country music concert featuring live performances by Urban Legend with Young Guns and The Kelly Boys line dancing and...

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Home Maintenance and Repair Tips

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Family, Hot Topics, Parenting | 0 comments

 Sponsored Do you ever feel like there is always something needing to be repaired in your home? You’re not alone! We all face the same challenge of needing to spend time on the weekends fixing a leaky faucet or touching up paint. Having a handyman can be costly for families on a budget, and it is more cost effective to do the home repairs yourself. One of the most costly home repairs is to have a plumber come and...

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts: Something Rotten!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Entertainment, Theatre | 0 comments

  The completely original new musical, Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O’Farrell, premieres at Segerstrom Center for the Arts November 7 – 19, 2017. Tickets to Something Rotten! start at $29...

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You’re Invited: Friendsgiving in the Vineyard

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Events, Road Trips, Travel | 0 comments

  Join us for the family-friendly 7th Annual Release Party at Record Family Wines on Saturday, November 11th from 2pm to 6pm as they kick off the 2017 holiday season! Experience all that the vineyard has to offer in the Fall – cooler temperatures, leaves changing colors on the vines, and a sense of post-harvest calm. New releases, including the highly touted and extremely limited 2014 wines, will be featured along with a harvest inspired feast. Locally raised turkeys...

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Santa Ana Unveils ‘Wings of the City’ Public Art Exhibit

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

  The City of Santa Ana, in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico, is pleased to bring Mexican figurative artist, Jorge Marín’s internationally hailed sculpture exhibit, “Wings of the City,” to commemorate the Mexican culture and heritage of the Santa Ana community. The public art exhibit will officially unveil with a free celebration on Friday, October 27, 2017, and will be on display throughout Santa Ana’s historic downtown through October 2018. “Wings of the City” commemorates our community’s deep...

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Disney Pixar COCO: Creating Miguel’s Best Friend Dante

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Disney, Entertainment, Film | 0 comments

 We attended a media event as a guest of Disney Dante is Miguel’s trusted partner on his journey into the land of the dead. Dante is a Xoloitzcuintli (Xolo) breed. The breed of dogs is named after an Aztec God. They are ancient dogs who are native to Mexico and Central America. They safeguard the home from evil spirits and intruders, and they are also said to have healing powers because the heat from their body was used to...

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You’re Invited: Irvine Spectrum Monster Mash Party

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

 Sponsored It’s time again for another fun Toddler Tuesday at the Irvine Spectrum Center. This months theme is Monster Mash, and all children are invited to attend the free family day wearing their favorite Halloween Costume! Tuesday, October 17: Monster Mash Kids are welcome to come dressed in costume. Entertainment Schedule: 10am-12pm noon: DJ and silly monster stilt walker 11:45am – 11:55am: Story time Activities: Craft Station: Make a silly monster and a finger puppet, and coloring Face Painting...

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Irvine Park Railroad’s 22nd Annual Christmas Train + Giveaway

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Christmas, Events, Holiday | 67 comments

  It’s the season, once again for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train will depart every 15 minutes from the brightly-lit train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole. Christmas Train tickets may be purchased to ride the train at a specific date and time — get in line and board the train any time...

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Bring the Magic of Disney Haunted Holiday Home

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

 Sponsored Decorating our house for the holidays is one of my favorite things to do. Every year, I am in search of new decorations to add to our collection and to replace the decorations that have weathered over the years. This year, we added a little touch of Disney to our Halloween decorations by adding a Disney Haunted Holiday LED projection spotlight to our home. We got the Haunted Holiday LED projection spotlight themed after our favorite Disneyland Park...

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We Almost Lost our Baby to RSV

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Family, Health, Hot Topics, New Baby | 0 comments

 This post was sponsored as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. After my third son was born, I thought that I was a pro at being a mom. I knew how to manage fevers, colic, and every possible hiccup that I could face when caring for a newborn. When my son was three months old, he came down with a terrible fever. He wasn’t nursing and had...

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Spooky Date Night: Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Events, Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue Who loves Halloween? We do, and this year the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor is host to some of our favorite spooky mazes! You’ll experience just the right amount of curiosity, fear, and surprise among the featured seven mazes while strolling through the carnival-like atmosphere of the night. As you become immersed in the world of Clowns, Acrobats, Fortune Tellers, Freakish Marionettes, the Ringmaster and the many spirits who’ve returned to create...

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Join the Monster Academy at Discovery Cube OC

Posted by on Oct 14, 2017 in Events, Halloween, Holiday, Museums | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue Endless spooky science fun awaits your children this Halloween season at Discovery Cube OC. Your kids will get to join the Monster Academy as they learn through play. This year is better than ever with an interactive stage show, slime making demonstration, and more. Tractor Trails For children under the age of five, they can ride a mini tractor along a spooktacular fun trail. While riding the tractors, they will bump...

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You’re Invited: Carlsbad Kidifornia Beach Party

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Carlsbad, Events, Travel | 2 comments

 Sponsored Visitors and locals are invited to attend the Carlsbad, Kidifornia Beach Party on October 21st, from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Join the mayor of Carlsbad, Matt Hall, for a morning of kid-friendly activity on the sandy shores of the Beach Terrace Inn. There will be fun, games, and chances to win great prizes in Carlsbad, Kidifornia, including a two-night stay at West Inn & Suites, dinner at Bistro West, lunch Grubby’s and four park passes to LEGOLAND,...

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Free Equine Therapy for Victims of Las Vegas Shooting

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

  Horse Nation Foundation, a nonprofit that employs rescue horses that have been abused, neglected or abandoned for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to help people with emotional and physical challenges, will hold a free group equine therapy session for those impacted by the Las Vegas shooting. The Horse Nation Foundation treatment team specializes in PSTD, grief and loss. Each session is held in an open field with horses. This unique mental health treatment method provides healing and emotional support for...

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The New Online Invitation for Hosts that Love Interior Design

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Birthday Parties, Events, Family, Parenting | 0 comments

 Sponsored Do you love interior design? Planning an upcoming party for a special occasion? Outlive Design is the newest online invitation platform designed specifically for hosts wishing to receive interior design as a present! It offers beautiful, customized online invitation with the added convenience of crowdfunding tool to help guests contribute towards the design project. We have all faced the frustration of a household filled with unwanted presents that our beloved guests spent hours searching for. Now, with Outlive...

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Register for Orange County Magic Youth Basketball

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 Sponsored Orange County Magic is a youth basketball organization with the purpose of delving exceptional basketball player and young adults. Their organization is structured to provide something for every age and skill level. The program begins with their Rookies who are K-1st grade. Here they are hoping to provide and experience that helps spark a passion for basketball. Next kids promote to the Recreation league which is for 2nd-8th grade boys and girls. This is more structured with teams,...

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Big Bear Alpine Zoo Flashlight Safari

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Big Bear, Events, Travel | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue During the month of October, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo is welcoming families to bring their flashlights for an unforgettable flashlight safari. The special event is happening on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the month of October, and it is a great reason to plan a weekend getaway up to the mountains. Since my children love animals and learning about animals, I planned a weekend getaway to Big Bear this past...

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16th Annual Autumn Festival + Giveaway

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Aquarium of the Pacific, Giveaways | 5 comments

  Celebrate the arts and cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines on November 4-5, 2017, at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. In China, people celebrate the Moon Festival. In Japan, regional harvest festivals, or matsuri, are held. Chuseok is the traditional Korean fall festival. Celebrate the magic of fall through the arts and cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines during the sixteenth annual of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Autumn Festival. Held...

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Search for the Next Mini-Mayor of Carlsbad + Giveaway

Posted by on Oct 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

  California is now Kidifornia…and Carlsbad wants to be the capitol! Carlsbad is on the hunt for the next mini-mayor and your kids are invited to apply in an interactive social media contest! To run for Mayor, kids are asked to upload a 1-minute video on social media highlighting why they love the city; one winner will be chosen by Visit Carlsbad to be the Mayor of Carlsbad, Kidifornia from videos submitted under the #MiniMayorCarlsbad hashtag. The best part...

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Apply For The Official Kid-Cabinet of Carlsbad ‘Kidifornia’

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Carlsbad, Events, Travel | 1 comment

 Sponsored Did you hear? California is now Kidifornia…and Carlsbad wants to be the capitol! With the approval of their parents, kids are encouraged to form part of Carlsbad’s new administration and win fantastic prizes including a stay at West Inn & Suites, trips to LEGOLAND, dinners at Bistro West and Grubby’s, aquatic adventures at Carlsbad Lagoon, and more! The different positions that your kids are invited to apply for are: Mayor: To run for Mayor, kids will be asked...

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5 Things to do at the Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Events, Featured, Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue The Halloween season is in full swing, and one of the best places in Orange County to get in the spirit of the holiday is to spend the day at the Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch! The family venue offers something for everyone in your family to enjoy, and these are five of our favorite things to do when visiting Irvine Park Railroad during Halloween. Ride the Train Everyone’s favorite thing...

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All-Inclusive Luxurious Escape at The Clement Hotel

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Kia, Palo Alto, Road Trips, Staycation, Travel | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the resort While on our way back to Orange County from San Francisco, we made a one night stop to experience the luxurious all-inclusive, The Clement Hotel. I had heard a lot about the exclusive hotel and couldn’t wait to experience the hotel after a week-long road trip up north. When we arrived at The Clement Hotel, we parked our Kia Sorento in front of the resort, and a bellman came out the...

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Fall in Love with Health + Giveaway

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Beauty, Family, Health | 3 comments

  Come join us to share at one of our favorite events of the year, “Fall in Love with Health” this Saturday, October 7th from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm! It is being hosted by The Whole Purpose, founded by Kelly Lam and The Hoag for Her Center for Wellness in Newport Beach, CA. Start the morning off with a guided meditation to balance your energy and set a positive intention for the day. Throughout the morning we celebrate...

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Caliente Southwest Grille

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

 We dined as a guest of the venue Costa Mesa is a hot spot for great family dining spots, and we recently discovered a new favorite, Caliente Southwest Grille. The hidden gem has a family-friendly dining area, small outdoor dining area, and delicious food. When we went to Caliente last week for the first time, there were so many delicious menu choices that it was hard to decide. The menu features a fresh and healthier take on classic Mexican...

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