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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 something goes wrong. If you’re someone who is struggling with headaches, blurred vision, dry uncomfortable eyes and you’re spending excessive periods in front of digital screens, then you’ll benefit from blue light blocking glasses. Blue light blocking glasses are the visual aid of choice for those who want to look after their vision without compromising on their personal style. Bluelight...

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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 to stay home most of the time or starting a remote career is your personal choice, the options are endless. Depending on your needs and expectations you can start streaming on the best cam site for fast earnings, or start a learning journey and build a career in tech. With that in mind, here are several great suggestions that you...

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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 meet those big life moments with a spirit of optimism and enthusiasm is a very powerful thing, and can totally shape your overall experience of life for the better, in a wide variety of different ways. Although there is no perfect one size fits all formula that is guaranteed to work for every person in every situation, there are certainly...

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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 below. Read a Book Did you know that the best way for you to truly unwind would be for you to read a book? You can easily get lost in a completely different world and you can forget about your meetings, to-do lists and work-related activities. Reading is ideal if you want to relax and reduce your stress in general....

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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 oral hygiene problems that toothpastes are designed to treat. But when it comes to choosing a toothpaste, you should know a little more and choose the ointment that is right for you. The most important thing in maintaining oral hygiene and preventing cavities, tooth decay and gingivitis, is to simply brush your teeth properly twice a day at least in...

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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 District and the Downtown Santa Ana Historic District. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Boca de Oro Festival of Literary, Visual and Performing Arts is online this year with 100+ free performances and virtual sessions. Revelers of culture and enthusiasts of the arts will enjoy this year’s open exploration of how we build our cities and lives through our collective memories,...

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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 of a newborn or young child is all about balance. Naturally, you’re going to prioritize the child’s care over exercise. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to integrate exercise into your day. Even moms need time to themselves, so think about your schedule and see what free time you have. Use that time to do your favorite type...

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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 is. It’s a food product made from soybeans, with a texture that ranges from soft and cream cheese-like to a harder structure. It is popular in East Asian dishes, such as miso soup and stir-fries. However, people all over the world now use it to create fake meat-like products or in delicious creamy desserts. Tofu has virtually no flavor on...

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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 prepare a nurturing space. Renew yourself. Get what you need to fill your space and feel good about sharing once again with others. Your life is designed to bring you into constant relationship. Each relationship is a chance to act as if you are serving the Divine Being by serving that part of God that lights each human and creature...

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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 a brand is more difficult than it really is. If you want to enhance your success, take a look at these top tips for building a successful business brand: Conduct Market Research Your brand needs to connect with your target audience, which means you need to get to know your market. If you don’t know exactly what your target demographic...

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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 up: Signs of Spring: March 15-May 31 Colorful flowers are a sure sign of spring, but not the only one. The birds of Descanso mark spring by making their homes in the garden. As you explore Descanso, look for special areas from the Promenade to the Oak Woodland marked with the Signs of Spring logo. There you will find displays...

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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 easy in terms of repairing. The basic goal of indulging in code testing is to segregate every smallest part of the program and ensure that individual parts are working correctly and efficiently. Following are some of the topmost advantages of utilizing the whole comprehensive concept of coding test: The whole process becomes very much agile One of the best possible advantages...

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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 beauty. Your service to others is as natural as breathing. The light within you radiates fully. The full thrust of your life now goes towards your devotion to higher being. No anger, pain or guilt or remorse can hold you down. Emotions are a gently moving sea of bliss uplifting a life of steady devotion to a higher good. You...

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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 be made by calling the restaurant at (949) 386-8100. The five-course meal will pay tribute to both chefs’ Mexican origins, with specials like a Mexican-style olivier salad tostada and enmoladas (mole moreliano, leek and carrot ragout, vegan cheddar, red onion, cilantro, sesame seeds) by Chef Sergio; and Capirotada (bolillo, cranberries, piloncillo, peanuts, cinnamon, figs, hibiscus leaf) for dessert by Chef...

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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 make it for my children next week. The author was so gracious as to share the recipe with us to give to all of you to make at home. Enjoy!! Chicken with Walnuts and Lemon, from the Dordogne POULET AUX NOIX ET CITRON SERVES 4 TO 6 EQUIPMENT: large heavy skillet with a lid, tongs PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes if...

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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 normal, and if you’re having trouble it’s only to be expected. In time, you will be able to drive again. However, if you want to speed up the process, perhaps to show yourself what you can do or because of practical reasons – you need to drive to work or take the kids to school – then read on because...

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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 recipe serves 5 people. Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 small onion, diced 1 stick celery, chopped 1/2 green pepper, diced 1 can chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon brown sugar Dash white vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or similar ½ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon paprika 4 hamburger buns, cut in half Method Sauté the beef, onion, celery,...

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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 dryer won’t turn on at all Unless you have a dryer that is more than 40 years old it will have a thermal fuse built-in. It is there to make sure that it does not overheat. If things get too hot it is this fuse that causes things to shut down. Once it blows, your dryer will not turn on...

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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 notice. At that point, you must realize the power of restriction. Commitment can be freedom. You must realize that there is no way to be completely unrestricted and still be living. Each belief system fences you in and at the same time frees you to do things you could not do otherwise. For instance, the concept of marriage may restrict...

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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 both eight-week classes and two-week workshops in a fun, creative and nurturing online environment. Students can choose the art form and length of session that best meets their interests and schedule, with opportunities for both beginner and advanced studies in a variety of artistic fields. These unique Saturday classes encourage students to develop important fundamental skills while providing practical experience...

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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 reign supreme. Be wise. You will be asked to pass on. It is a good time to reflect, to be thankful, to make completions. Do not get caught up in the feeling of “dying.” There is no death that lasts. Your life conditions, the context in which you find your Self, simply change. Let go of your identification with the...

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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 there are only a few ways you can boost your immune system. Getting enough sleep, managing stress, washing your hands regularly, and partaking in regular exercise are a few ways you can improve your immunity. However, a key thing to integrate into your daily routine is a healthy balanced diet of foods rich in immune-boosting nutrients. There are many foods...

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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 an intervention? An intervention is a planned activity usually staged by a person’s family and friends to help a person see what they have made a habit of doing and that it has become a problem that you all have observed to be affecting the person’s well-being, and the people around him/her. What should you do before an intervention? The...

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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 what has been. Through me, you are called to the Creator. You are called to listen once more to the Great Plan and the part of you must play in it. I am the end of life as you have known it. I am the beginning of what you have not yet imagined. When you see me coming, open to...

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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 Again” is scheduled to make its streaming debut in June on Disney+. Parrish is an eleven-year veteran of Disney Animation who served as head of animation on “Big Hero 6” and director of the Short Circuit film, “Puddles,” in addition to his numerous animation credits on features for the Studio. Award-winning choreographers/dancers Keoneand Mari (featured performers on “World of Dance,”...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Ten of Bowls

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

Your heart has found its home. Put your full energy into all you love here. Hold nothing back. Your heart has reached the heavens and brought them home to rest. Let yourself feel your commitment to a certain place, a certain community. Love can be expressed very particularly. You have a place to ground all of your high hopes and dreams. You are going to “do it” now. Longing no longer take you away to the illusive someone or something better. You have reached a time when you must give your full participation to what is before you. Fix it up make it into your dream. Everything you need for full spiritual growth is here now. Take stock and dig in. Pull yourself up to the hearth and read Wendell Berry or Robert Frost, maybe Helen and Scott Nearing....

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How to Teach your Kid Basic Hygiene Skills

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Family, Health | 0 comments

A healthy child tends to be a happy child. Uncomplicated and essential, your kid’s hygiene skills matter. It helps our physical and emotional health, and for our kids, it allows them to make well-informed decisions about their health. Today you cannot go anywhere without seeing COVID-19 alerts and warnings. Most of them feature the importance of handwashing and how to sneeze! Good hygiene has taken on a whole other level, and it’s never been more vital for our children. So how do you teach your kid basic hygiene skills? Well, let’s take a look: Why soap matters Up until the third decade of life, your brain is still developing. Which at its core means you’ve still got a lot of learning and growing to do! For kids, having context is essential. They want to know why they have to...

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Mental Health Matters: How to Establish A Good Sleeping Routine with your Child

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Family | 0 comments

Have you ever woken up from a broken nights sleep feeling grumpy, unsettled and not quite yourself? If your answer is a resounding “yes,” grabbing your first coffee in the day is a high priority. Now put yourself in your child’s shoes. Not only are they grappling with intense brain development, your little one is trying to figure out their place in the world. When your child doesn’t get enough sleep, you can pretty much guarantee an explosion of emotion, increased fretfulness and added clinginess to boot. Good mental health is intrinsically linked to quality sleep. So let’s take a look at how to establish a good sleeping routine with your child: “Bed o’clock” Sticking to a bedtime window is massively helpful when trying to establish a routine. Once your little one gets used to a set time, their...

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Design Any New Apartment With Impeccable Architecture

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Family, Shopping | 0 comments

Luxury apartment design is an area that is gaining momentum and popularity all over the world. Whether in a private home or an apartment in a high-rise building, the right design can convey a luxurious classic on a temporary basis. The role of an architect who specializes in luxury design, is in understanding the daily routine of their clients, what their personal style is and how they imagine their life and their prestigious and designed home after the renovation. That is why you should consider Scenario Architecture. Emphasis on luxury apartment design Kitchen – Planning a kitchen is not an easy task. Proper design of the kitchen will make it a practical and aesthetic place at the same time. Among the important considerations when designing the kitchen should be taken into account the visibility of its components towards the...

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5 Ways To Create The Perfect Break After The Pandemic

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021 in Travel | 0 comments

We have all been desperate to travel across our country or abroad after almost a year of travel restrictions. Unfortunately, it may be some time yet before we can travel afar for a break, but in the meantime, you can begin thinking about your perfect vacation or short holiday after the pandemic. Here are five ways to create the ideal break when the world is a bit more normal again! Plan to travel to a location you have never visited before Visiting a country or city that you have never been to before can be an eye-opening experience. Not only will you be busy every day exploring new places and attractions, but you will learn new things along the way that will open your mind to a new way of life or a different culture. After the past year,...

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Pageant of the Masters Releases FREE ‘Pun-derful’ E-Cards of Iconic Art Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Posted by on Feb 10, 2021 in Events | 0 comments

The nation’s most celebrated presentation of living pictures, Pageant of the Masters, is spreading love this Valentine’s Day with FREE virtual e-cards. Offering eight different options of iconic artworks and ‘punny’ notes to choose from, the experts of all thing’s art have made it easy to celebrate love digitally (and artistically) this year. To send a Pageant of the Masters Valentine’s Day e-card today visit Lovers of puns, art enthusiast, and hopeless romantics alike will adore the creative and witty sayings paired with past Pageant re-creations of Winslow Homer’s Breezing Up and Norman Rockwell’s The Final Impossibility as well as classic works of art including The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and American Gothic by Grant Wood. To send a Pageant of the Master’s Valentine’s Day e-card simply include the email address of the recipient, select the...

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Integrating Exercise More Realistically Into Your Life

Posted by on Feb 10, 2021 in Fitness | 0 comments

Many people find it quite tough to exercise, and to exercise with reliability. This is because exercise takes time, energy, enthusiasm. While it can actually give you those three things in space (you get out what you put in), it’s also true to say that integrating working out into your schedule can be quite tough to say the least. For that reason, many people elect to simply not do it. We’re not here to chastise anyone for their decisions of course, only to positively encourage positive habits if they fit into your lifestyle, and for most people, they can. but how can you integrate exercise into your lifestyle more readily? How can you be more realistic, rather than thinking you can move mountains in the space of two months? And moreover, how can you make exercise a lifestyle rather...

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Looking After Your Back As A Mom

Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in Health | 0 comments

A lot of women develop back pain after having a child. In many cases, this can be caused by pregnancy, which can put a lot of pressure on the spine. In other cases, it can be the result of the constant bending and carrying involved when looking after an infant or toddler. It’s important to look after your back to ensure that any pain doesn’t get worse. Below are just some of the ways in which you can look after your back as a mom. Preventing flare-ups Back pain is unlikely to be constant 24/7 (and if it is, you should see a doctor). Most new moms experience flare-ups – this could include days or hours in which pain is particularly bad. Flare-ups are often the result of specific triggers, which could cause the muscles or joints to become...

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You Can’t Afford Designer… Or Can You?

Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in Fashion | 0 comments

We all have our own thoughts about being stylish. For some, being stylish means owning whatever you wear, and walking with confidence. For others, it’s a matter of mixing and matching the right pieces. And for some, style can only be achieved at expensive levels, and while you’re not this kind of person and you’re perfectly happy spending within your budget, you do sometimes wonder… Affording designer or otherwise ‘luxury’ clothing is something not a lot of us can do. However, there are some very clever ways out there of getting a discount or taking advantage of a sale, even when the price tag is way over what you thought you’d spend! So, let’s go through some of these ways below. Buy the Right Items If you want some designer items in your wardrobe, you’re going to need to...

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Essential Guide for Starting a Business From Your College Dorm Room

Posted by on Feb 9, 2021 in Education, Family | 0 comments

When it comes to college life, it is a lot of fun, but also a lot of work. When you factor in the costs of it all it can really add up. Working alongside studying can be needed for a lot of students, which makes the juggle of student life very real. As a result, it is easy to see why so many people look to start businesses from their college dorms. In fact, businesses like Facebook were started right there at Harvard University, so why couldn’t you potentially do the same? Another example of a college dorm business being a huge success is the founders of mobile-scanning app (Scan), who sold their app to Snapchat for $54 million. This was done at college in Utah by a group of three friends. But how could you do something like...

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5 Tips for Choosing an Independent School

Posted by on Feb 5, 2021 in Education, Family | 0 comments

How to Choose an Independent School UK boarding schools offer a wide range of educational environments and opportunities for students to thrive in and choosing one can be a difficult decision for any prospective parent to make. Here are 5 simple tips to help make choosing an independent school easier and to help you focus on making the best choice possible for your child. Independent School Rankings and Your Child’s Age An obvious key performance indicator of an independent school is their ranking compared to other schools based on their GCSE and A level results. Whilst by no means the only criteria that should be considered, it provides a baseline metric on which to assess the quality of the teaching and the ability of the school to create an environment in which students can thrive academically. But it is...

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Eliminating Clogged Pores and Maintaining Healthy Skin

Posted by on Feb 4, 2021 in Beauty, Family | 0 comments

A healthy, beautiful complexion is literally skin deep. Many complexion problems are caused or exacerbated by clogged pores. Whether the culprit is dead skin, heavy oil-based cosmetics, “maskne” or overly harsh scrubbing and squeezing, clearing clogged pores is an essential element of eliminating acne. Establishing an effective acne skincare routine yields substantial rewards — in the form of clear, beautiful skin — for both teens and adults. What Causes Clogged Pores? A number of culprits contribute to clogged pores. Two of the most common are debris from dead skin cells and slow skin turnover. Dead skin cells combined with dirt and environmental contaminants along with sebum can get trapped in pores, causing inflammation along with blackheads, whiteheads and deeply embedded cysts. Slow cell turnover exacerbates the problem. Lack of proper skincare, including bad habits such as failing to remove...

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Seafood Specials for Lent in Orange County

Posted by on Feb 4, 2021 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

With Lent coming up on February 17th, we’ve found some of the best seafood specials from restaurants in Orange County. For those abstaining from meat, these restaurants offer a smorgasbord of seafood dishes for outdoor dining or takeaway, from poached lobster to salmon family meals to fresh ceviche. El Torito | Locations throughout Orange County Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority on great Mexican food, with many locations in Los Angeles offering safe outdoor patio seating. Rich in heritage and memorable experiences, El Torito offers many seafood specials including All-You-Can-Eat Dos Equis Beer Battered Tacos ($16.50) every Friday, featuring beer-battered shrimp or mahi-mahi tacos served with frijoles de la olla and rice. Acapulco | Costa Mesa Acapulco infuses the savory flavors of Mexican coastal cuisine with California’s freshness and innovation, creating stimulating flavor combinations. With an expansive...

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Recharge your Wardrobe & Your Energy with Healing Crystal Jewelry from Siembra Heritage

Posted by on Feb 4, 2021 in Crystals, Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous statement piece, or hoping to hone-in on good vibrations, healing crystal necklaces are growing in popularity among fashionistas and celebrities alike. Offering an incredible collection of healing crystal necklaces that are sure to make any ensemble trendy yet elegant, Female-owned, Newport Beach based artisanal goods company, Siembra Heritage, stands out from the rest with their selection of unique, large-stone, handmade necklaces. Recharge your energy and your necklace collection with one of Siembra Heritage’s larger-than-life healing crystal pieces. Choose from a selection of fourteen different stones including Citrine, Albite, Quartz, Pyrite, Amethyst and Tourmaline to name a few. Priced at $40 – $80 USD, each necklace differs in cut and color and offers a variety of looks including some that are more vibrant, white, opaque, luminous, gold, and even sparkle in deep hues. “Every...

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Gaia Oracle Message of the Day: Tree of Life

Posted by on Feb 4, 2021 in Gaia Oracle Readings, Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

Fertility, Creativity, Destiny, Magical Blessings The magical tree depicted in this image is symbolic of your life’s journey. Having matured and grown strong through the changing seasons and cycles of life, you have now reached a stage of creative abundance. Your roots firmly planted in the fertile soil of your dreams and imagination, you are now ready to fulfill your destiny – a new creative cycle begins; one infused with your love and all the wisdom that you have gained through your life to date. The struggle is over, from now on you will achieve greater results than ever before; and you will do this with grace, poise, and ease. All your past experiences, all the knowledge you have gained and all your previous work now all come together to serve a higher more heartfelt purpose. This is a...

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Kuan Yin Oracle Message of the Day: Immortal Treasures

Posted by on Feb 3, 2021 in Kuan Yin Oracle Readings, Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

You carry within you precious Immortal Treasures, beloved. They exist beyond life and death, belonging to the celestial, heavenly realms of the Divine presence within you. Kuan Yin now guides you to honor these treasures, the gifts of your Soul, which include the ability that you have to transmit healing. Honor yourself as a Healer beloved. Whether formally or informally, your Soul brings a special healing light to humanity. You have divine support in your role as a healer, in whatever way, usual or highly unusual, that this is unfolding for you now. Each Soul is unique and precious in its own way. Certain Souls have the light of healing. Yours is one such Soul. Your presence on this planet brings light and hope to others, sometimes in ways that you don’t consciously recognize. Kuan Yin is with you,...

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5 Tips for a Smooth & Relaxing Road Trip

Posted by on Feb 3, 2021 in Autos, Family, Travel | 1 comment

Road trips should be fun and relaxing, ideally. However, they can make for a terrible experience if you fail to prepare well enough. You could go hungry as you drive for hours, hoping to come across a diner. You could also end up stranded on the road dealing with mechanical problems that are beyond your expertise. It is essential to plan before going on a road trip to make it as smooth and relaxing as possible. Here are six tips to check the whole list: Plan Ahead Spontaneous road trips hardly ever go smoothly. It is fun doing something impromptu and starting on a high note, but you will regret it after you bump into a few avoidable obstacles. Anything can happen on the road; therefore, it is wise to anticipate every aspect of your road trip. Start with...

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What You’ll Need To Think About Before Moving Overseas With The Family

Posted by on Feb 3, 2021 in Family, Travel | 0 comments

When you have a family to look after, you have a big responsibility. Each day you’ll have lots on your plate, and you’ll always need to have your eyes on the ball. The safety, the education, and the happiness of the kids are so important, as you probably know by now. Keeping the entire structure of the family is always extremely vital as a dysfunctional family can all kinds of negative ramifications going forward. A huge part of family life in many instances is the idea of relocating. You may have traveled with your family before, but moving overseas and starting a new life together is an entirely different kettle of fish. Taking what you have and moving it to an entirely new place with an entirely new way of doing things might be a little daunting. While it’s...

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Urgent Need: OC Rescue Mission in Need of Hygiene Items

Posted by on Feb 3, 2021 in Family, Giving Back | 0 comments

Orange County Rescue Mission has recently announced an urgent need for hygiene items for its 155 residents living at the Rescue Mission’s transitional living facilities for homelessness in Orange County. The organization is seeking help from the local community to provide basic hygiene items for the homeless men, women and children living at the facility. These donations are more important now than ever before, as donations at the Rescue Mission have fallen significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Jim Palmer, President of Orange County Rescue Mission. “The pandemic continues to affect the local community, which has ultimately led to an increase in homelessness,” says Palmer. “With the influx of homeless individuals and a drop in donations, we are currently experiencing a lack of basic hygiene necessities for the homeless men, women and children at Village of Hope....

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Kuan Yin Oracle Message of the Day: Sacred River Yangtze

Posted by on Feb 2, 2021 in Kuan Yin Oracle Readings, Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

The sacred River Yangtze eternally flows and changes. Just as the river flows and changes course, you too are evolving in your Divine Path. Veils and sheaths that once covered your Soul light are being washed away. Cleansing by sacred water specifically indicates that your emotional life and your life direction are being purified and healed. Changes in the flow of energy within you are in the momentum of your life path unfolding are imminent. This is exciting! You are growing and changing and soon your life circumstances will reflect your inner evolution. The sacred River Yangtze in which beloved Kuan Yin delights is always subtly changing course, flowing and growing. You, like the Sacred River, are changing too, beloved. Your life direction is going through subtle realignments or even in the midst of a far more obvious change....

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Landing Your Dream Job Out Of College On The Other Side Of The World

Posted by on Feb 1, 2021 in Family, Hot Topics | 0 comments

Some of us spend hours scrolling job sites looking for the perfect job. Occasionally graduates are lucky and discover their dream job is on their doorstep, and they can move back home. Others may have to move across the country. But for some of the most specialized jobs or ambitious candidates, the perfect job cannot be found in their home country. For those precious few, immigrating to another country is their best chance of furthering their career after college. If you want to be in that elite group, then here are some top tips on how to secure a job overseas. Enquire With Honesty Different countries will have different employment laws. Each country will have particular laws relating to jobs and immigration. If you have found a perfect job, then get in touch with the organization to enquire if...

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Ways To Make The Best Out Of Your Toaster Oven

Posted by on Feb 1, 2021 in Family, Recipes | 0 comments

Get to know the different ways you can use your toaster oven to prepare amazing meals at home and make the best out of this little equipment. Toaster ovens have been here for quite a while now. But today, they are more popular than ever. No wonder why you can find them in almost every household nowadays. There are various reasons why this appliance became a staple in our home. A common reason for becoming so popular is the convenience it offers. These ovens are not gigantic heat producers that our grandmas used. They are compact, easy to use, cost-efficient, and offer all the benefits of those old school ovens, and more in some cases. You can use your toaster oven for a wide array of cuisines. Some of them even offer multiple cooking techniques. This article highlights some...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Four of Bowls

Posted by on Feb 1, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

At this point in your relationship with someone, let spirit move you to bring your love into a form. This form could take many different shapes. It could simply be a gift you make and offer as a statement of your feelings. It could be a contract formalizing your relationship with one another. It could be a first touch, a deeper level of contact, a commitment. Whatever it is, it involves you a little more. You are manifesting, that is, making material in the outer world, some quality of experience within you. The valentine is the simplest Western symbol of love. If it is made by your hands, it has been touched with your love. Touch only to express the love you feel. And remember the source. Your cup is always filled by the Giver of Love within. If...

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Arrival of the Goddess for the Emotionally Over-Dressed

Posted by on Jan 31, 2021 in Affirmations, Spiritual Healing | 0 comments

Oh my, what a heavy overcoat of agitation. You must be hot and bothered. May I take that and hang it up over here? Ah, now I see the hat, scarf, and gloves – the worries that scratch and itch and make it difficult to touch small things – May I store them over here? Still a little flushed? I see – May I help you with the buttons on that angry sweater? There I bet that feels better. Let’s just put it over here. Oh, that is expensive looking jewelry of self-doubt. Oh, and what a fearfully large watch. Still without them, you look even more beautiful, and they won’t be scratching the ones you embrace…. Let’s go inside now and see what else you might remove, to feel more free. ~Lisa S. Nelson 2017 Poem from the...

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

Posted by on Jan 30, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

Discipline, Attraction, and Preparation A meeting has occurred. You are feeling the power of attraction. Your dreams and visions have brought you into contact with ones of like persuasion. Yet the forming of friendship takes discipline. The deepening of bonds requires attention. Times will now be spent developing cohesiveness. You may work together or play together. But whether in celebration or preparation, you must discipline the mind by weeding out self-doubt. The native sweat lodge is a way of purifying your mind and body. The intense heat focuses your awareness on what is truly important and pulls out the interfering sickness of negative attitudes and fears. Ritual times of purification, letting go of all that stands between you and another, clear the way to ever-deepening love relationships. Remember that every attraction you feel is for creative purposes. Attraction does...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Dancer – The World

Posted by on Jan 29, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

“I am Cosmic Consciousness, and awareness in the now of the many forces at work on every plane of existence in and beyond this world.” In a sense, I am what has been referred to as the New Age, when all is in balance and everyone lives in peace and harmony recognizing their oneness with each other. I am the end of an old cycle and the beginning of a new one. I am a sign that all have learned to work with nature, using the laws of nature to benefit of all. The streams and rivers flow, turning the water wheels; the wind gives its power to windmills; the sun warms homes and gives light. Each element and being is recognized for its worth and utilized in beneficial ways, according to the Creator’s plan. You are now a...

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Café Gratitude New Year Cleanse

Posted by on Jan 29, 2021 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

As we all try to kickstart our healthy new year resolutions, Café Gratitude has several January offerings to help everyone obtain a healthier lifestyle. Meal & Juice Cleanse Experience a feeling of renewal this New Year with Café Gratitude’s delicious and filling plant-based Meal and Juice Cleanse. Enjoy a curated, nutrient-filled menu of breakfast, bowls, salads, pressed juices and herbal tonics as the perfect way to kick off 2021. Take the thought out of prepping and order Café Gratitude’s 3-day or 5-day meal and/or juice cleanse – available for pick-up or delivery within 5 miles of any Café Gratitude location until the end of February. Dive into this plant-based meal plan with highlights including: ‘I am Patient’ made with Ginger Tumeric Overnight Oats and Mixed Berries, and ‘I am Gracious’ a Keto Cauliflower Rice Salad made with Arugula, Edamame,...

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Slapfish Introduces New “Community Burger”

Posted by on Jan 28, 2021 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

Slapfish in Huntington Beach has launched the Community Burger, a new half-pound cheeseburger that is free in exchange for any size donation to the restaurant’s 86 Restaurant Struggle fund. Slapfish owners Andrew and Lauren Gruel created the GoFundMe last month to assist unemployed restaurant workers nationwide and have already given out more than $300,000 to help struggling workers make ends meet. Partnering with Slapfish to support the cause is industry veteran Craig Nickloff, founder of Claim Jumper and current owner of West Coast Prime Meats, who is donating all Prime Grade meat for the Community Burger. The burger is ½ lb. (in two patties) of freshly ground meat smothered in Slapfish signature burger sauce and packed into a potato roll. Gruel has filed a 501(c)3 application to establish 86 Restaurant Struggle, a non-profit organization that will continue to provide...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: The Grandfathers – The Star

Posted by on Jan 28, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

“We are a new hope within you.” The old patterns of interference have been broken; you have reached a new level of communication with the ancestral energy of Self. As a result, you can now experience renewed health and vitality. Through meditation, you have found your roots, your source of cosmic nourishment. “We are the Grandfathers” We have walked on the ground upon which you now walk. You are beginning to realize the meaning of our lives and are able to continue in our footsteps. We will begin to teach you of your spiritual heritage, for you carry within you a particular way of walking on the sacred path. “It is your destiny to carry on from where we have led you.” You drink from the waters of Earth and now from those of the heavens as well. You...

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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...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Two of Bowls – Friendship

Posted by on Jan 27, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

You must conceive of love with another. You must imagine friendship before you can have it. What do you have to offer another? Can you pay attention to another person, listening, following their words, feeling their feelings? Can you imagine what it would be like to be that person? Just for a minute, think of someone you know. Mock their body position, facial expressions, common things you hear them say. Never do this in front of them, of course, because you will always be a poor representation of their wholeness. But while you are alone, just act like that person for a few minutes, and you will get instant insight into some of the reasons they are who they are. A relationship is an exercise in balance. You have needs and wishes, your partner has needs and wishes. Sometimes...

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Dixie’s Happy Hour Returns to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Posted by on Jan 26, 2021 in Entertainment, Events, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Theatre | 0 comments

She’s back! Everyone’s favorite Alabama redhead is entertaining, enthralling and maybe even a little shocking fans and newbies alike with her all-new streaming show. Dixie’s Happy Hour. If you’ve seen Dixie’s smash off-Broadway hit, Dixie’s Tupperware Party or spent time with her in Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull (and 16 other things I learned while I was drinking last Thursday), then you know Dixie’s sweet charm and infectious Southern drawl is going to keep you in stitches! Performances are virtual February 9 – 21 at 8 pm each night. Yes, Dixie gone digital to bring you 95-minutes that include some new stories as she’s mixing up a few cocktails and challenging you to find the Happy Hours that are right in front of you but you may be overlooking. What do you get...

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The Medicine Woman Tarot Card Message of the Day: Five of Stones – The Giveaway

Posted by on Jan 26, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

It may seem as though you have lost something. Your situation has changed and some of your assets are gone. But remember, you took this risk when you were at the four of stones, Basic Survival. Did you dip into your security stash and sacrifice your own well-being to serve someone else’s will? Did you hold back your talents, abilities, or true convictions from the material with which you were working? Don’t get attached to this temporary poverty role by adopting a “poor me” attitude. Re-evaluate your position. Take stock of your current resources and review the lessons of the Stones up through this card. It is time to exert mental discipline. Appreciate yourself. Practice contentment with what is. Re-imagine your future. And relax into the wealth you already have. Change is near. The giveaway can be a totally...

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Super Bowl Eats Around Orange County

Posted by on Jan 25, 2021 in Dining, Events, Featured | 0 comments

With Super Bowl LV coming up on Sunday, February 7, we have got the details on some of the best game-time meals from restaurants around Orange County that can be enjoyed safely at home. No matter if people care more about the game or the half-time snacks, these restaurants offer a great variety of to-go meals, including Taco & Margarita Party Packs and a Weekend Brunch option Las Brisas Las Brisas’ Taco Party Pack ($75, serves 2-4 people) includes six tacos with the choice of two fillings such as crispy chicken, grilled rockfish, pork belly, and maitake mushroom and comes with sides of rice, beans, Caesar salad, guacamole, chips & salsa, and tres leche cake. The party pack also comes with a 750 ml bottle of Las Brisas Margarita, which customers can upgrade to a Cadillac Margarita for $10...

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Blood Orange Banana Bread Recipe

Posted by on Jan 25, 2021 in Family, Melissa's Produce, Recipes | 0 comments

I seem to be a little late to the COVID bread baking game, but it is never too late to make your family a fresh loaf of banana bread. Am I right? Last week, I got some amazingly delicious blood oranges from Melissa’s Produce, and I decided to mix-up my traditional banana bread recipe to make an orange banana bread instead. The result, was some of the best freshly made bread that has ever come out of my oven. Blood Orange Banana Bread Recipe Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 Tbl vegetable oil 2 Large eggs 4 Ripe bananas 3 Cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 2 blood oranges from Melissa’s Produce Directions: In a bowl, combine the sugar, oil and eggs. Stir in bananas and the juice from the two oranges. Mix...

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

Posted by on Jan 25, 2021 in Spiritual Healing, The Medicine Woman Tarot Readings | 0 comments

“All that ever was or will be is here now within me. My body incorporates the planetary dream and my most personal love into a life grace-filled.” We are the Grandmothers, and the moon is our symbol. We are intuitive knowledge that you feel or sense, knowledge that seems to be within your body. Our teaching is this: trust your body. Your body subtly reacts to everything you present to it and gives you feedback as to whether a particular things is right for you in that moment. At night, when you sleep and dream, your body goes through experiences that it need in order to live the blueprint and your body tells you what to do, moment by moment, through its feeling responses. It lets you know if you have erred in your planning. It gives you peace...

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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 remains the main cause of death on the road today. MADD addresses distracted driving in multiple capacities. While the organization’s name suggests drunk driving is their focus, MADD advocates against drugged driving and teen drinking as well. Drugged driving and teen drinking are directly linked to increased risky driving. Drunk driving has significantly decreased since 1980 thanks to MADD, but...

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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: SUPERRICH. A selection of bottled cocktails by Yamashiro Beverage Co. are also available to-go along with Biodynamic/Organic & Natural Wines. The Rooftop Lounge menu features the restaurant’s take on comfort food classics, with mains such as the La Casa Smashburger with white cheddar, bacon jam, sweet pickles, shaved romaine, smokey Del Camino sauce on a brioche bun, and the Buttermilk...

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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 and is served with a side of tzatziki sauce, while the Cali Pita ($8.59) is a Mediterranean spin on a Cali Burrito, and begins with a choice of hand-carved gyro or grilled chicken, topped with fire feta, onions, and french fries with tzatziki sauce on a warm pita. For guests looking for more intense flavors, the Zesty Steak Pita ($10.99)...

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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 yummy bowl every morning, making it my favorite new morning routine. This morning, I got a little creative with our favorite snack from Melissa’s Produce, Clean Snax, and made the kids banana and cacoa breakfast bowls (with chia and flaxseed). The result – delicious! It only took a few minutes to make, and it a healthy start to their day....

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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 and to-go cocktails may also be purchased. Water Grill provides concierge shopping to ensure safety. Thursday, December 31, 9am-3pm (8:45 entry for seniors) For more information, click here or please call 949.208.7060 AN QI BISTRO Indulge in an exclusive four-course New Year’s Eve dinner for two from the acclaimed House of An. Begin with squash and lobster bisque with chestnut...

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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 year. Why Calendar? A family calendar lets you preserve these precious moments from the past year and finally get organized. Do you and your loved ones forget about important and not so important plans and dates from time to time? A calendar is a great way to fix it and decorate the free space above the kitchen table with a...

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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 calves. On this journey, the whales pass by San Diego and a great way to see these gentle giants is via kayaking tours with Everyday California. Not only do these tours put adventurers right into the whale’s natural habitat, but it’s a great way to get close to the animals without disturbing them with a loud engine and learn interesting...

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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. From the check-in process to cleaning procedures, Welk Resorts is our top choice when traveling with our family during these uncertain times. Checking into our room was seamless. The lobby limits the number of people allowed in at one time, and there were plexiglass dividers between me and the receptionist. I checked-in, got my keys and was relaxing in our...

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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. (And the best part is our grandson Johnny starts the entire show). It’s definitely a show worth watching with all the feel goods, which we ALL need this season, and incredible talent!!!! This show is being put on by Musical Theater of Orange County (MTOC); which is a non-profit group that helps to promote theater and give the youth of...

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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. That said, there was one tradition they did not want to give up, and that was spreading holiday cheer for all their residents through its annual gift giving celebration among family and friends. This year’s gift exchange was especially important to Theresa, a resident of Village of Hope, and her three children. As a single mom, Theresa came to the...

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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 has three locations in coastal Orange County, and Circle Hook Fish Co. at Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach. The Baja-inspired eatery focuses on wild-caught fish from Carson’s fleet of three fishing boats, including local and sustainable Swordfish, Bluefin Tuna, and Yellowtail caught along the coast. The full Wild Taco menu is available to-go, including its housemade margaritas, sangrias, and...

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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 bottle of wine for two for $160 (regularly a $255 value.) These promotions are valid through January 10, 2021. Cafe Sevilla specializes in Spanish tapas or small plates, which are great for a fun, interactive and shareable dining experience. The menu includes a variety of over 30 tapas as well as traditional paellas, fresh seafood and savory meat dishes. We...

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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 a clear mind. Reconnect with your happy state, sweat with intention, and let the stress of 2020 go. Join us for a transformational New Year retreat and enjoy exceptional culinary experiences featuring healthy & flavorful cuisine, healing treatments at our award-winning spa, breathtaking scenery, and more. With 10+ wellness classes each day you’ll move, think, feel, and grow in inspired...

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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, Lamb, or Paneer Kathi Rolls, Masala Fries, and a Miirch speciality, Truffle Oil Chicken Tikka; a signature Indian-spiced chicken prepared with a creamy marinade that is roasted in the tandoor oven. The menu also features more traditional dishes of Amritsari Chole, Rogan Josh, and Butter Chicken, and several plant-based based options for guests with dietary restrictions, which include the popular...

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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...

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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. The following Yakitori skewers are available a la carte, with orders of two or more served with coconut-ginger fried rice, kimchi pickles, and tare dipping sauce (sweet & salty or spicy). FABLE EXPRESS CHARCOAL-FIRED YAKITORI Prime Ribcap $6 Pork Belly $5 Octopus $6 Chicken Thigh $5 Wild White Shrimp $6 Vegetable $4 (Mushroom, Sweet Onion, Red Bell Pepper) The Fable...

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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 men, women and children who currently reside at Village of Hope but are also used for food boxes for families in need throughout Orange County. This post is the first in a two-part series following two families as they get to truly experience the holidays together at Village of Hope. Chuck moved to Village of Hope with his son and...

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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 with Mint Yuzu Kosho Vinaigrette Chocolate Ganache Cake For more information about Toast Kitchen + Bakery, please visit their website at and follow them on Instagram @toastamesa. (Please note that the restaurant is closed on Mondays). Dates Now through December 31, 2020 Times Tuesday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m....

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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 special bonus for those who purchase $400+ in gift cards – get a $25 bonus card as a thank you! Full menu available for online or call-in orders at: Very special 3-Course Prix-Fixe Family Meal for 2 & 4 available, will update with pricing ASAP. For more info visit . To call in an order for take-home, dial...

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Spreading Cheer at a Time of Crisis: OC Rescue Mission Seeks Help

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

The country is in a time of crisis as it navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. As the holiday quickly approaches, local communities are continually reminded of the importance of the need for hope, especially at a time like right now. While Orange County Rescue Mission is not able to provide its typical holiday celebrations in the traditional sense, it still hopes to provide homeless families with some cheer this holiday season. They are seeking help from the local community for gift donations to help the formerly homeless men, women, and children living at Village of Hope and other Rescue Mission transitional housing campuses celebrate the holidays. According to Jim Palmer, Orange County Rescue Mission’s President, the Rescue Mission has an extremely urgent need for holiday gift donations for adults, both men and women, and children ages 10 and up. Palmer...

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Celebrate the Season with a Free Livestream Christmas Concert

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

As the saying goes, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is playing the piano loud for all to hear, well, that is what Pianist Scott Wilkie is doing this holiday season! On Monday, December 21 at 5:30pm PST, Scott Wilkie will perform holiday songs with guitarist Pat Kelley, bassist Nathan Brown, and drummer Jeff Olson from his popular Christmas album, Joy, in a free livestream concert. The holiday concert event will broadcast live from Wilkie’s home and can be viewed from via livestream. Wilkie is a longtime fan of the Festival, and a frequent performer at the iconic arts non-profit. Known for his fiery live performances, Wilkie’s latest album, Brasil, debuted at the 2019 Festival of Arts, and went on to receive critical acclaim as one of Jazziz Magazine’s “Best of the Year”. Enjoy a not so...

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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...

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Slapfish Hosting Holiday Toy Drive with Save The Brave To Benefit Kids in Need

Posted by on Dec 7, 2020 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

In a year that has been economically challenging for many people, Slapfish in Huntington Beach continues to give back to the community by partnering with Save The Brave to host their Annual Toy Drive at the restaurant’s flagship location. Anyone who brings in a new, unwrapped toy for children ages 1 to 12 will receive a free street taco from Slapfish at the flagship location in Surf City. Donations will be collected until Monday, December 21. Save The Brave will donate the toys to local children in need. A Southern California-based non-profit organization, Save The Brave provides stress management and other support to veterans recovering from PTSD. Since the Coronavirus outbreak started, Slapfish in Huntington Beach has extended its Kids Eat Free promotion to seven days a week, provided free lunch to 90 teachers in Huntington Beach, has offered...

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Free Drive-Thru Christmas Lights Experience

Posted by on Dec 1, 2020 in Christmas, Events, Featured, Holiday | 2 comments

In celebration of the Christmas season, Saddleback Church is providing “Light of the World: Christmas Lights at Saddleback,” a free COVID-19 safe holiday experience for everyone to enjoy. Through the collaborative efforts of 4,400 church volunteers, Saddleback is sharing the joy of Jesus during these unprecedented times to bring the Southern California community together while social distancing. Using half a million lightbulbs, the “Light of the World” drive-thru is approximately one-half mile long and will feature a 35-foot Christmas tree, a 25-foot Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman, and six light “lands,” including California Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Nutcracker, Christmas Village, Candy Cane Land and the Nativity Story. The “Light of the World” show begins Dec. 1 and will be open every evening through Dec. 24 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., except on Dec. 7 and 14. Additionally, an estimated...

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Santa Ana ZOO is OPEN!

Posted by on Dec 1, 2020 in Events | 0 comments

The Santa Ana Zoo, “Home of the 50 Monkeys,” announced that it is open as an outdoor experience from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Parking is free. Zoo Members and children under age 3 are also free. Adults are just $12 each and Children ages (3-12) are just $9 each. “You came as a kid, now come back with yours!” A scientific study shows that a zoo visit is good for your health. Walking through a zoo can elicit positive changes in physiological and psychological measures of health and well-being of visitors. The study titled “Changes in human health parameters associated with an immersive exhibit experience at a zoological institution” was published on April 17, 2020 by St. Louis Zoo researchers. The evidence from the study supports the role of zoos and...

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Avoid These Mistakes in your Cybersecurity Career

Posted by on Nov 27, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether in life or in a profession, one should always learn from their mistakes. And it’s even better to learn from other people’s mistakes. If you have just kickstarted your cybersecurity career or even if you are a mid-career professional (because it’s never too late to start learning, right?), this article is for you. Below you will find listed some of the most common mistakes that people make in their cybersecurity careers. Read these till the end and remember to stay away from them as much as possible. Being unethical is the murder of your career When you complete your ethical hacking training or any other cybersecurity training for that matter, you will be taught about the CIA triad and you will even have to sign a waiver to remain ethical in your work before you get certified as...

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Choose the 1st Birthday Cake for Your Son Like a Pro

Posted by on Nov 27, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The first birthday of your son is something that you have been planning for a while. as a result, there might be a million ideas going through your head and you just cannot comprehend which ones are good enough to execute and which ones you should drop. While at some point of time you must be thinking that it is only you who is feeling highly indecisive to make these decisions, however, every parent when trying to plan a birthday party goes through the same feelings. While you are trying to figure a=out what are the things that will be able to entice your child the most, at the same time you are thinking about the challenges that you might come across in order to make sure that your baby does not get hurt anyhow through all of this....

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Party Jewelry Trends for the Year 2021

Posted by on Nov 27, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The only constant aspect about the fashion does jewelry industry is that it is highly fickle and keeps on evolving every other day if you are unable to catch up with the changing trends you might not even realize when your ideas will be outdated and irrelevant hints in order to be an indispensable part of the industry it is highly essential for you to be on a roll and every possible aspect about the changing jewelry trends. While the festive season is here it will be a great help if you are able to learn a thing or two about the party jewelry trends. While you are always on your toes to learn about the fashion clothing trends, it only makes sense that you brush up your fashion jewelry fact as well when you are about to buy...

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Sylvan Irvine Black Friday Sale

Posted by on Nov 27, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments


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Gift Ideas for Aspiring Musicians

Posted by on Nov 22, 2020 in Entertainment, Music | 0 comments

Do you have a friend who is interested to pursue a career in music? Or just makes a hobby out of it? Regardless, it is always a good idea to give them something they are passionate about. Here is a list of gift ideas perfect for the holidays, special occasions, or even just a regular day! Musical Instruments Violin The number of violinists grows each day. It is inspiring to see someone perform beautiful, serene, and calm music with a harmonic rhythm. In a circle of friends, it is unusual to have someone that has interests in the violin. But if you do, then that is awesome! But keep in mind that violins can be expensive. Though there are affordable ones, your friend will appreciate a top-notch quality. Some of the recommended brands from musicians itself are Fiddlerman, Stentor,...

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COVID-19 Travel Advice for Air Travelers

Posted by on Nov 22, 2020 in Travel | 0 comments

Holidays are around, and so is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has truly overstayed its welcome. So, what do you think, should you travel to your home during this pandemic? Well, of course, all of us want to spend time with our family. But, how safe is it to step out of your home and travel to your home city or country? In all honesty, air travel is as safe as you want it to be, only if you know the real facts about safe-traveling and how to protect yourself. Here, we will address a few of them. Questions to ask yourself before traveling When you are planning to step out of your home to travel, ask yourself three questions. What is the spread of coronavirus in your destination? If the cases are higher in the destination, you are more...

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Sal’s Pizzeria Opens New Location at Kaleidoscope

Posted by on Nov 17, 2020 in Dining, Family | 0 comments

Sal’s Pizzeria, one of South Orange County’s most popular pizzerias, has opened its second location at Kaleidoscope in Mission Viejo. Ladera Ranch resident Matthew Darienzo owns the award-winning pizzeria, which he launched last year in Foothill Ranch. Named after Darienzo’s father-in-law Sal, the pizzeria serves authentic Sicilian-style pizza and an array of specialty dishes with only the freshest and high-quality ingredients, including Stromboli, calzone, pinwheels, heroes, pasta, salads, and cannoli. All sauces and the mozzarella are made fresh by hand. As a young boy in Alcamo, Sicily, Sal would help his father deliver Italian food products out of the back of a horse and buggy. At only 10, Sal’s family came to America and his father started Collica Dairy (later Collica Quality Foods) where Sal later worked, selling the finest Italian food products for 50 years. Sal’s Pizzeria is...

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OC Rescue Mission in Dire Need of Food Donations

Posted by on Nov 17, 2020 in Family, Giving Back | 0 comments

The Thanksgiving holiday is approaching quickly and Orange County Rescue Mission is in dire need of critical food items to serve homeless individuals and families in need throughout Orange County. The food items will aid in providing Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of homeless men, women and children, as well food boxes for families in need throughout the region. Orange County Rescue Mission, which has received the highest 4-star rating by Charity Navigator for the last three years in a row, has made this annual commitment to the local community for the last 55 years, according to the nonprofit’s President Jim Palmer. In fact, many of the residents at the Orange County Rescue Mission have never had the opportunity to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. If in a position to donate, the Orange County Rescue Mission is requesting the following...

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Help Support Our Veterans at OC Rescue Mission’s 3rd Annual OC Veterans Day Dinner

Posted by on Nov 4, 2020 in Events, Giving Back | 0 comments

Nearly 11,000 veterans in California are homeless. This is three times higher than states like Florida, which has the second highest population of homeless veterans across the U.S. These sobering statistics demonstrate the importance of supporting these unsung heroes. By attending Orange County Rescue Mission’s 3rd Annual OC Veterans Day Dinner, you can help in the expansion of Tustin Veterans Outpost, an apartment complex that offers transitional housing for veterans along with veteran-specific services. Hosted at the Santa Ana Elks Lodge, this is the second year in a row that this dinner is the only Veterans Day Dinner event in Orange County. Each dinner ticket includes a three-course prix fixe menu, along with a program to commemorate and celebrate our veterans. 100% of the proceeds from the event will go towards the expansion of housing and services for homeless...

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Jungle Bells Festivities Return to the San Diego Zoo

Posted by on Nov 4, 2020 in Christmas, Events, Featured | 1 comment

San Diego Zoo guests are invited to ring in the holiday season with the Zoo’s annual celebration, Jungle Bells proudly supported by California Coast Credit Union. The jubilant festivities will take place Dec. 4–6, Dec. 11–23, Dec. 25–31, 2020 and Jan. 1–3, 2021, treating guests to views of some of their favorite animals, seasonal decorations, lighted displays, music and joyful roaming entertainers. There will be an abundance of culinary delights to enjoy at the Zoo’s many restaurants and food stands, and guests can shop for the perfect holiday gifts at the Zoo’s retail locations. When Jungle Bells runs Dec. 4–6, Dec. 11–23, Dec. 25–31, 2020 and Jan. 1–3, 2021. The San Diego Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. during this event, with the exception of Dec. 24, when the Zoo closes at 5 p.m. Where The...

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A List of Luxe Push Presents

Posted by on Nov 4, 2020 in Family, Fashion, Shopping | 0 comments

Something that is becoming more and more common now is a push present given by a partner to the brave woman who just gave birth. These gifts generally are something beautiful and special to commemorate you bringing a wonderful new life in the world. After all that hard work and rewarding experience that is giving birth, you are gifted with your beautiful child… but another luxe push present can be the cherry on top! So in case you feel a push present is right for you and your partner, here are a few ideas of what to consider for a luxe push present: Luxe push presents A Rolex A Rolex watch is more than just a luxury watch. It is known as one of the most high-end, beautiful watches that screams ‘something special’, with its high design and incredible...

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Daily Creative Writing Prompts for Adults

Posted by on Nov 4, 2020 in Family, Parenting | 0 comments

When it comes to creative writing on the internet, the volume wins at the end of the day. Plenty of people all over the world are creating content for books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, websites, social media platforms, and more. While most seem to enjoy the idea of producing content constantly for their readers, it can be both physically and mentally exhausting. The last thing you need as a writer is to suffer from burnout because that can leave you mentally drained and enable you to come up with fresh content. A team of experts from CustomWritings which provides creative writing services for students highlight some daily creative writing prompts for adults. 10 best creative writing prompts Write about mistakes No one is perfect and throughout our lives, careers, relationships, business ventures, looking for happiness, and more, we have made...

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5 Tips to Declutter Space for an Office for the Whole Family

Posted by on Nov 3, 2020 in Family, Parenting | 0 comments

There’s nothing worse than being engrossed in your work and when something distracts you and you can’t get back in the zone. That frustration can be compounded even more when you’re working from home and your kids (who are doing distance learning due to COVID) come to you for one reason or another. According to the Homelight Q3 survey, 7% of real estate agents said their clients want multiple home offices and 1% stated their clients want a dedicated room for homeschooling! Wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone had their own private space to get their work done, distraction free? Of course it would! But, not all homes have the space to create a true home office, let alone multiple! If you find yourself in this situation, fear not because we have a few tips that’ll help you declutter...

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Working Woman’s Food launches new Chef to Table service for the holidays!

Posted by on Nov 3, 2020 in Events | 0 comments

We’ve all lived through so many cancelled events and gatherings this year. This holiday season can be different. Even though your favorite hotels and restaurants may not be able to accommodate your holiday gathering, Working Woman’s Food has a new, low-stress solution. With Working Woman’s Food’s Chef to Table program, you can have a noted professional chef prepare a memorable and delicious gourmet meal for your family and friends in the comfort and safety of your home. Beyond a wonderful meal, the Chef to Table program also can cater to your other entertaining needs, including servers, bar, florals/decor and more. All while observing strict health and safety standards. The Working Woman’s Food team will make this all possible by leveraging its amazing network of professional chefs (many hailing from restaurants, hotels and TV) and its 20-year history of delivering...

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