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Preparing Kids for Summer Adventures

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Sample received Summertime is just weeks away, and it is time to start preparing for endless summer fun with your children. The most important thing to do to prepare for summer is to purchase your kids summer gear before it all sells out in stores. We have all been stuck with a broken boogie board in the middle of summer, and there being nowhere to find them in stores around Orange County. One item that always seems to sell out quickly in stores during the summer is water shoes. Water shoes are an important piece of summer gear for OC kids because the kiddos need them to see tide pools, while at a local water park and to use while having a water balloon fight in the front yard. After raising three children over the past 15 years, I...

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A Dress for Every Occassion at Ever-Pretty

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Fashion | 1 comment

 Sponsored My new favorite clothing company is Ever-Pretty Dresses. Ever-Pretty is a fashion website with some of the cutest dresses I have ever seen. They have so many different styles and prints to choose from and has something for every single occasion. From simple sun dresses to fancy prom dresses, they literally have a dress for everything. It took me awhile, but I was finally able to narrow down my choices to order for the Spring. First I went online and picked the ones I wanted to try on and then went with my mom to the warehouse to see the dresses I picked out. The warehouse isn’t usually open to the public, and I was honored to be invited to see their vast collection of dresses in person. I tried on about eight dresses and loved all of...

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Affordable and Fashionable Teen Prom Dresses

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Fashion | 0 comments

 Sponsored I have been fortunate to have been invited to attend many red carpet movie premieres and special events. Since I get to dress-up in fancy dresses on a regular basis, I have found the cost of my wardrobe getting a little bit too much to fit into our family budget. Especially, because I usually cannot wear a dress more than once. Now that I have a teenage daughter, who also likes to attend premieres and special events with me, the cost has gone extremely high. Did I mention that she also needs formal dresses for her junior high school dances? I have tried doing dress rentals, but the dresses never seem to fit right, and I always end up running out last minute to find a dress, making it a very stressful situation. I needed to find a...

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Trendy Totes for Teens

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Fashion, Shopping | 8 comments

 Sample received I am always looking for cute and trendy items for my teenage daughter. When I learned about the adorable totes being hand crafted by Brenda Kristine, I knew that I had to get one for my daughter – and myself. Brenda Kristine is an OC Mom who wanted to create small totes for her daughter to bring her make-up to cheer practice. Once other cheer moms saw her creative luxe bags, everyone wanted one, and “Conversation Bags” was born. She now makes bucket bags, eye glass cases, clutches, and wallets. The handcrafted conversation bags are the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your teenage daughter, friend or mother. There are a wide variety of unique designs to fit each teenager’s unique personality. It also makes for a great gift for yourself. I got myself the Chambre Shimmer conversation...

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The REAL Look in Swimwear

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 I was invited to be a model as a guest of SwimSpot #1 Item women hate shopping for? Swimwear! This is a daunting, unnerving task, but an absolute must. We associate it with warm weather, vacations, family, friends and making memories. Typically, shopping for that perfect bikini or one piece though is a memory we’d rather not keep! Along with this oh so fun shopping task, is seeing your favorite bikini on the towering size 2 mannequin that of course has zero cellulite and perfect bone structure, ugh we despise her. SwimSpot has taken these common insecurities and transformed them into a completely new and innovative way of shopping. Their newly re-modeled Flagship location at Fashion Island displays large flatscreen tv’s installed on fixture endcaps throughout the store and at the entrance. They feature footage of REAL women of...

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Best Boutique Blowdry Bar in OC: Lavender Salon

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Beauty, Fashion, Giveaways | 1 comment

 We visited as a guest of the venue The one thing that I wish I were good at doing is styling my hair. Unfortunately, whenever I attempt to style my hair for a big event, it ends in a disaster. I am so thankful that blowdry bars have been invented because they have helped me to look fabulous when attending a special event or premiere. Unfortunately, a lot of local “chain” blowdry bar salons have not been providing the same high-quality service that they once did, and while getting a recent blowdry, the stylist pulled too hard and damaged my hair extensions. Since I still need a stylist to blowdry my hair on a regular basis, I went on the hunt to find the best boutique blowdry bar in Orange County, and I was so lucky to find it...

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Idea for Fashionistas

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Sponsored Does anyone still need to finish their holiday shopping? My daughter finally gave me her final Christmas wish list, and everything on her list was clothing items. She is a true fashionista, and the one place where she is asking for most of her clothes to come from is The Children’s Place. The Children’s Place is a great place to get your children the hottest clothing trends, and their clothes last longer than most other clothing manufacturers. What I like about The Children’s Place is their affordable pricing. I can get 3-4 times as much clothing with my children’s clothing budget at The Children’s Place vs. other clothing stores. Wondering what the coolest clothing trends are this holiday season? The Children’s Place has helped us to give us this great gift guide for last-minute shoppers to get their...

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Outlets at San Clemente VIP Lounge

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Family, Fashion, Shopping | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue The Outlets at San Clemente is one of the most premier shopping destinations for families in Orange County. There are a wide variety of outlets stores offering everything from housewares to shoes. One of our favorite things about the Outlets at San Clemente is that it is a very family-friendly shopping destination offering families spacious outdoor walking paths, outdoor family games, and an exclusive VIP lounge. When doing all of our back-to-school shopping this year, I did most of my shopping at the Outlets at San Clemente. I was able to stretch my dollar much further than at the traditional mall, and my kids were kept entertained with their interactive outdoor games. While the kids loved the games, my favorite thing about shopping at the outlet center was their new VIP...

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Strong Summer Kids Footwear – UNEEK Keen Sandals

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Samples provided Summer is all about exploring. Taking your kids off the beaten path to explore tide pools, nature hikes, and more. The most important thing is finding a shoe that can keep your kids safe and comfortable while exploring the outdoors. Since I do a lot of traveling with my children, I am always on the hunt for a good strong summer shoe that will feel as comfortable as flip flops. I have come across many shoes over the past couple of years, but nothing as versatile as Keen Footwear. I got a pair of the UNEEK collection Keen sandals for my daughter and me before we went on a trip to Puerto Vallarta at the beginning of summer. The shoes are hip, rugged, and very comfortable. They were waterproof (which is a must for kids summer shoes)...

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Make a Fashion Statement with Kuhfs

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Sponsored I am guilty of always being seen wearing the same kinda outfit – jeans and a t-shirt. I am often too busy running my kids around town to stop and worry about making sure my outfit is current with the latest fashion trends, but I do want an easy way to mix-up my fashion look. Since jeans are my staple wardrobe, I was looking for a new style of jeans when I stumbled upon Kuhfs. Kuhfs are an innovative invention that is perfect for moms to make a chic new fashion statement without having to purchase a whole new wardrobe. It is a cuff that is easily wrapped around the bottom of your jeans and completely transforms your outfit. Kuhfs come in a wide variety of different styles to fit each person’s individual taste. The best part is...

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Fashion Ambush at Ontario Mills Mall (Giveaway)

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Deals, Family, Fashion, Giveaways, Shopping | 1 comment

 Sponsored Ontario Mills is the premier shopping destination in Southern California to find the best deals on fashion. Guests can enjoy added savings during their spring accessories sale currently happening until May 31st. When I heard about the sale, I couldn’t wait to drive to Ontario to score some awesome deals, and I also got to surprise some lucky shoppers with some complimentary accessories! It was the first time that I had done an ambush makeover, and I was a little nervous about what to expect. I checked into guest services, got a couple of $50 gift cards, and started walking around the mall to spot shoppers wearing the current fashion trends (cobalt blue, metallics, florals, and stripes). Surprisingly it was quite challenging for me to find customers wearing these fashion trends in the mall, but I was able...

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Hottest Summer Footwear Fashion (Giveaway)

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Family, Fashion | 23 comments

 “Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Rocky 4EurSole and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.” Growing up in Southern California, I’ve spent most of my life living in flip flops. As I have started getting older, and after having children, I have noticed that I need more support in my footwear to help support my back. So, I have finally given in and begun purchasing shoes that offer more support with Rocky 4EurSole shoes being one of my favorites. I wanted to find shoes that are fashionable, functional, and comfortable. Comfort has always been what has drawn me to spending most of my life wearing flip flops, so comfort was my #1 priority when looking for shoes. I found that Rocky...

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Ontario Mills Spring Sale: Accessory Ambush Makeovers

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Family, Fashion, Giveaways | 0 comments

 Sponsored Do you love fashion? Are you always looking for the hottest fashion looks? Who isn’t? Ontario Mills is one of the hottest shopping destinations in Southern California to find the coolest fashion, accessories, and more. This season, Ontario Mills, wants to help women find the perfect accessories, and they’re making it simple by hosting a spring accessories sale from May 7th through May 31st. During the sale, guests can find the latest jewelry, bags, shoes, hats, and sunglasses at discounts of up to 70 percent off. The limited-time sale includes 200 brand-name retailers, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Steve Madden, Brooks Brothers, Tommy Bahama Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger, J.Crew and more with deeply discounted spring merchandise and a sneak peek of summer arrivals. Having trouble figuring out what the latest runway looks are featuring? These are the four must-have spring...

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Mother Trucker Co: Hip Hats For OC Moms

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Beauty, Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Sample received I have never been much of a hat person, but when I got my first Mother Trucker Co hat, I was instantly into hats. Not only was it sooooooo cute, but it was super comfortable. I always thought hats were itchy or annoying, but the Mother Trucker Co hat has now been my all-time favorite headpiece (and I have a LOT)! I love the style too. My hat says #OC, but they have a wide variety of hats that say all different things. One of my favorites if “Kid Life.” Did I mention that some of them come in Glitter? My Mother Trucker Co hat is one of my go-to accessories whenever I need a cute hat or something to cover up my bed head; I can count on My #OC hat. I have been wearing my...

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Eco-Friendly and Stylish Cienta Shoes

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Family, Fashion, Shopping | 0 comments

 We received sample shoes in exchange for our honest review. Cienta Shoes is an internationally recognized brand of eco-friendly, stylish shoes made in Spain. For over 30 years this family owned business has specialized in making high quality, natural rubber shoes for children. Their production process is focused on the correct development of young feet and comfort is of top priority. Now, for how this natural rubber based shoe hits the road… When we opened up our two sample pairs of shoes, I immediately thought they were cute and stylish.  We tested out a girl pair of Mary Jane’s and a toddler boy pair of suede booties. In my opinion cute girl’s clothes and shoes are a breeze to come by, but sometimes it’s more difficult to find on trend boy’s fashions. But these booties are a kick.  Just look...

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Five Fun Spring Fashion Looks

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016 in Beauty, Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Rocky 4EurSole and I received Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. Spring has officially sprung, and I’ve been spending countless hours putting together my new spring fashion looks. While I have come across countless shirts, shorts, and accessories, the Rocky 4EurSole shoes are fashion accessories I can’t live without. I recently purchased a pair of the shoes, and then quickly went to work on putting together some must-have fashion looks for the spring. The sandals are comfortable, fashionable, and versatile for every fashion look. Check out their different shoes online and find out what style feeds your sole, and create the perfect spring fashion look with one of these five fun fashion looks. Night on the Town...

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Must-Have Spring Fashions for Kids

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Sponsored One of my favorite things about springtime is dressing my kids up in fresh pastel colored clothing, and taking beautiful photos as a keepsake of our memories. My favorite place to get the cutest spring fashions is at our local Children’s Place. They not only have the largest selection of spring looks but also have the best pricing available. With the days flying by, the Easter holiday has snuck up on me, and I was worried that all the cute spring dresses would be sold out at Children’s Place. After having lunch with some girlfriends, I walked into the store with my fingers crossed that there would be at least one or two cute things still available. To my surprise, the store was flourishing with gorgeous dresses, hats, hair accessories, and suits. There were so many adorable fashions...

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The Ultimate Diaper Bag – Haruhonpo USA

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Family, Fashion, Parenting, Shopping | 6 comments

 Sponsored One of the most significant purchases a new mom has to make is the diaper bag. It is important to find a diaper bag that will fit all your needs while away from home, and will be built to last. As a mom of three young children, I have purchased multiple diaper bags that have broken down quickly and have not been equipped to handle the amount of things I need to pack for my three kids while on the go. I was recently introduced to a new company called Haruhonpo USA that creates cute backpacks, purses, and diaper bags. We put their Pumpkin Silver Leopard diaper bag to the test over the past couple of weeks, and it is one of the best diaper bags that I have had. It features 12 storage compartments and comes with...

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Daddy and Daughter Date Night at Images Luxury Nail Lounge

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Beauty, Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 Beginning of the year has a higher workload for me.  As such, I try to put aside time to spend with the kids.  As part of that, I like to spend one on one time with each of them, that way I can ask them questions without the other jumping in with their response. Spending time with my son is pretty easy; we go to the comic book store, and then we catch a burger.  But with my daughter, I was having a harder time figuring out an activity that would entertain both of us.  She was not into comics.  So I asked her, what she likes to do.  Her immediate response was manicure and pedicure (or as she likes to say “Mani and Pedi”). Now, that was not an answer I was expecting. I thought this is something...

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The Perfect Stocking Stuffer for Teen Girls

Posted by on Dec 15, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Shopping | 0 comments

 Sample received The Gold Hair Tie Bracelet is my new favorite thing! Before I got this bracelet I would always keep hair ties on my wrist. Sometimes they would leave nasty imprints or just not stylish, and I don’t even want to talk about the girl that got that gross rash from wearing a hair band unprotected – ewwww. I LOVE this Gold Hair Tie Bracelet! I was thinking to myself “How did I live without this?” The Gold Hair Tie Bracelet has now become my favorite bracelet. With the Hair Tie Bracelet (made by Bittersweet) You can wear a cute bracelet anywhere. Before I got the Hair Tie Bracelet I was always taking my hair ties off because I am going somewhere nice and they don’t go with my outfit. With the Gold Hair Tie Bracelet you don’t...

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Top Holiday Fashions at The Children’s Place (Giveaway)

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Giveaways | 36 comments

 Sponsored Looking for the cutest holiday fashions for your kids, and don’t want to break the bank? The Children’s Place has been one of our go-to places for holiday fashions for our kids, and everything is priced perfectly to fit into our tight holiday budget. Not only does The Children’s Place have great holiday fashions but also has a great selection of warm winter wear. I found that my kids haven’t worn pants in quite awhile when putting them on during our first spell of cold weather earlier this month. I was able to get my kids stocked up with pairs of high-quality jeans for less than $10 a pair! My kids can roll around in the mud or crawl across the sidewalk without having me feel stressed about ruining an expensive pair of jeans. Another favorite item to...

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Hello Kitty Cafe is Coming to the Irvine Spectrum

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Dining, Family, Fashion, Shopping | 0 comments

 Sanrio, the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty, announces the opening of the Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up. The pop-up cafe is designed within a metal shipping container and will be located at Irvine Spectrum Center. The temporary modular space will be placed in the Giant Wheel Court and will open to the public in late November – offering goodies & treats to Hello Kitty fans of all ages into 2016. The Hello Kitty Cafe Pop-Up will serve up selections of the supercute menu items that have become favorites on the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, which has been making stops around the western United States since its debut at Hello Kitty Con in October 2014. Delicious mini cakes, colorful macarons packaged in adorable boxes, delectable doughnuts and bow shaped water bottles have become instant fan favorites...

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Magic of the Night with M.A.C. Cosmetics

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Beauty, Family, Fashion | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the venue We had the opportunity to enjoy a makeover from Ashley Rudder, Senior Artist with M.A.C. Cosmetics. She was sweet, so gracious and explained each step and product used for each application. A few of the new color palette’s used are some of our favorites during the holidays with plums, pinks and metallic’s and of course the names are great; evening rendezvous, soft savor, a sense of glamour and black swan. When we stepped upon the staging area at the end of the work day, we were able to relax in our director’s chair as Ashley worked her magic. Sharing in stories, laughter and new ideas to take home for make up application during the holidays; you know those little tricks of the trade. After Ashley had transformed us into glamorous mom’s,...

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Finding the Perfect Fitness Shoes at Endurance House

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Fitness, Shopping | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the venue I love my flip flops. I am rarely spotted around town wearing anything other than flip flops. I’ve hiked in them, traveled with them and spent most of my adult like wearing them. When I was invited on a trip of a lifetime to hike in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, I knew that I had to bring a good pair of tennis shoes for hiking – but realized I didn’t know where to start when looking for a good pair of tennis shoes to bring with me on my trip. I began asking around to many of my friends, and they all recommended the same place – Endurance House in Laguna Niguel. I went into the store with my younger son and was immediately greeted by the nicest staff members. They...

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Best Hair Care with Scott Fontana Hair Products

Posted by on Nov 3, 2015 in Beauty, Family, Fashion, Shopping | 0 comments

 Review product received I’ve become very fond of Scott Fontana’s hair products over this past year so when I was asked to test the new product line from the Scott Fontana Collection, I jumped at the chance! If you remember, I had the privilege of having Scott trim and style my flat, boring hair at the Christophe Salon in Newport Beach, CA about a year ago. It was then I discovered his talent with hair, as he truly created the best haircut I’ve ever known. My friends and family will agree with me 100 percent! For that alone, Scott rocks! Arriving home one evening, I find a lovely little package waiting for me full of delicious products to test. My first thought, “I can’t wait to go wash my hair!” Who knew this simple task would create such excitement...

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Ultimate Teen Boy Halloween Costume

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

 Review product received My brother was rethinking dressing up for Halloween this year, and I thought it wouldn’t be fun without him. He is always stressed out about going out to Trick-or-Treating because of his food allergies, and the fact that he usually can’t eat any of the candy. So being the fashionista I am I went on-line and found something that I knew he would like – awesome morph suits. My family and I surprised him with an awesome morph suit, and suddenly he wanted to go trick or treating again with us. He was so happy he wore it for most of the night trying to scare family members. The morph suit isn’t just a regular color morph suit; it’s a monster morph suit. The morph suit has foam teeth and a bunch of cool accessories. It’s...

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Mission Pink is in the Air!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in Events, Family, Fashion, Giving Back, Health | 0 comments

 We attended an event as a guest of the venue October is the time of year where we are hearing and seeing pink all around us! We were delighted to be a guest; participating in the launch with The Outlets at Orange in their fight against breast cancer and celebrate the survivors. This is the first time that The Outlets at Orange has partnered with Susan G. Komen in their mission to find a cure for the disease that so many dear ones are affected by, in our own lives and beyond. As we arrived at the event we made our way through the lovely sea of pink; all in attendance were encouraged to wear pink in support. We were treated to an outdoor fashion show with models in beautiful pops of pink. All runway fashions were from stores...

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My New Fav Word…Yogasmoga

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Fitness, Shopping | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the venue There’s a new addition to the Fashion Island block, an innovative, philanthropic, athletic retailer, Yogasmoga. Himalayan natives, brother, Rishi and Sister, Tapasya, created a brand that combines their yoga roots with their high fashion aesthetic. Their designs are timeless, produced with the highest quality in technical fabrics and not just for practicing yoga, but for everyday life. Yogasmoga listens to their consumer and often takes suggestions from them into actual full production. With their designers and manufactures in Long Beach, California, their turnaround is fast. Not to be confused with fast fashion, Yogasmoga prides itself in handpicking, non-chemical treated fabrics and morphing them into classic silhouettes that flatter both men and women of all ages. They cater to sizes 0 to 14 and understand the difference with all body types. They...

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Etnies Shoes That Withstand Serious Play (Giveaway)

Posted by on Oct 18, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Giveaways, Giving Back | 2 comments

 Sponsored When shopping for new shoes with my kids, we both look for different things. I am looking for comfort, support, and quality while my kids are searching for the “coolest” looking shoes in the store. All of our shopping differences have been resolved once we discovered etnies children’s shoes. They have the hip, cool styles that my kids want and the durability to hold up when my kids put them to the test on the school playground. Not only does etnies create shoes that are hip with high-quality, but the company has a passion for giving back to others. The owner, CEO, and OC Dad, Pierre-Andre Senizergues has given a place where children can foster their passion for skating at the etnies Lake Forest Skatepark. Along with the skatepark, he has donated thousands of shoes to at-risk and...

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Harvesters Fashion Show Raises Funds for The Second Harvest Food Bank

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Events, Family, Fashion, Giving Back | 0 comments

 Sponsored Women from all over Orange County came together last week for the annual Harvesters fashion show at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts to raise funds for the Second Harvest Food Bank. It was a beautiful day as Segerstrom Hall was adorned with crystal chandeliers and flowers blanketed the beautiful purple tables. The afternoon began with a champagne reception and silent auction. Guests attending the event bid on multiple silent auction items including an adorable puppy. There were items from all of Orange County’s elite stores, fine wine, and travel opportunities for guest to place their bids on throughout the morning. Once the final bid had been placed, everyone walked into the Samueli Theater for the fashion show to begin. All of the hottest fall styles from South Coast Plaza were displayed on the runway during the exclusive...

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Fashion Meets Bargain at the Newest Savers in Yorba Linda

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Shopping | 1 comment

 We attended as a guest of the venue My youngest daughter, a fashion conscious seventh grader, just loves clothes. She also loves a good bargain. Rarely do the two go hand in hand. Fortunately for her, Savers Thrift Store has come to our neighborhood to give shoppers value priced goods while giving back to the community at the same time. Opening Thursday, September 3rd at 4852 Vally View Ave in Yorba Linda, it is the third location in Orange County and the newest in the 330 store chain with locations in North America and Australia. It has everything under the sun including adult and children’s clothes, shoes, handbags, kitchen ware, furniture, and home décor. We became familiar with Savers while visiting my aunt this summer in Massachusetts. She took us to her local Savers, a thift store unlike any...

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OC Teens Bring Back Legendary Balboa Beach Company Brand

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Featured, Shopping | 0 comments

  If you are a native to Orange County, then you can’t forget the classic Balboa Beach Company clothing line. When I was in High School, everyone had at least 2-3 pieces of clothing that sported the classic OC logo, and after awhile the company disappeared. Guess what? Two amazing OC teens have brought back the legendary brand, and recently re-opened the store on Balboa Island. We talked with Samantha “Sami” Pratt about bringing back the brand, and what inspired her and her brother to bring back the Balboa Beach Company. What inspired you to bring back this legendary brand? I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit and was looking for a company to start. My dad was sporting his Balboa Beach Company tee shirts and every time I asked about them, he’d share his memories of them with me....

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Clutter is here to Declutter the Lives of OC Moms

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Hot Topics, Shopping | 0 comments

  Perfect for busy parents seeking simple storage solutions and just in time for back-to-school prep! Clutter is now here to help OC Moms get rid of the clutter in their lives. In a nutshell, Clutter takes the “self” out of self-storage with a convenient  one-click process akin to a valet car service. Clutter does the heavy lifting, eliminating the need to hire movers or even pack. Items are stored in reusable, eco-friendly boxes with free pick-up and one-hour on-site packing. And, the best part…Clutter photographs all your belongings, ensuring you never forget what you’ve stored ever again. Clutter’s careful categorization system makes organization a breeze. Truly transformative and totally transparent, Clutter photographs all of its customer’s belongings, labels each item with an easily identifiable category, and then manages them online, ensuring their clients never forget what they’ve stored ever again. Additional packing services...

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Top Seven Inside Out Toys

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Disney, Entertainment, Family, Fashion, Film, Shopping, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 Samples received/Affiliate links included If your kids are anything like mine, then they are going to be saving all their allowance to buy the hottest new “Inside Out” themed toys after seeing the movie. Whenever there is a film that my children fall in love with, then they always want the coolest toys, clothes and of course – stuffed animals. Before seeing the film “Inside Out” at the world premiere in Los Angeles last week, I did a little shopping at the studio store on the Walt Disney Studio lot. I filled up my shopping basket with all the coolest toys, and then Disney Consumer Products surprised us with more goodies to bring home as a gift to our children. My kids have been playing, testing and falling in love with these ten “Inside Out” themed toys that are...

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Enjoy a FREE Blowout with The GlamSquad

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Beauty, Family, Fashion, Featured | 0 comments

 Complimentary service received Whenever there is a special event, I always go for a blowout. As moms, we all work very hard. So, when a special event comes up, getting a blow-out is a special treat, and oh so relaxing. Recently, when preparing to attend the World Premiere of the upcoming film “Tomorrowland,” I found it virtually impossible to get an appointment anywhere in Orange County for a blow-out. Sure I could find an 11am appointment and then my daughter found one appointment at 1:15 across town at a different location. So, I chatted with my girlfriend who was also attending the premiere about “what do we do?” We took to Twitter and tweeted to some salons asking for help getting squeezed into their books with no luck. Then she remembered having her hair done at an event by...

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Limeapple Designs Fashionable Workout Clothes for Tweens

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Fitness, Shopping | 0 comments

 Sample received My daughter loves yoga. She has been doing Yoga since she was a toddler, and it has played an important role in her growing up living a healthy lifestyle. The only struggle with being a yoga-loving tween is the difficulty in finding fashionable workout clothes. We have spent countless hours searching stores in the local malls trying to find yoga clothes for tweens, and all we can ever find are clothes for adults – until now. We recently stumbled across an activewear line called Limeapple at our local Costco (the last place we would have never expected to find tween activewear). The high-quality performance wear outfits come with both a top and capri leggings with cute fabric that every little girl will love. The best part – they are priced at just $18.99! If you purchase the...

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Help Girls ‘Sparkle and Shine’ With Robbins Brothers Dress Drive

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in Events, Fashion, Giving Back | 0 comments

 Families are encouraged to donate a bridesmaid, cocktail or evening gown at their local Robbins Brothers. The dresses will be given to teen girls throughout Orange County who is served by Olive Crest to sparkle and shine at their upcoming prom. Those who donate a dress will be entered to win a beautiful diamond jewelry gift from Robbins Brothers. Customers will receive one opportunity ticket per dress donated with a maximum of 20 opportunity tickets per customer or corporation. Go through your closet and help make prom special for teen girls in Orange County. Hurry, donations will only be accepted until March 29th. Orange County Drop-off Locations: Robbins Brothers Fullerton 255 W. Orangethorpe Ave. 714-871-5000 Robbins Brothers Mission Viejo 26281 Avery Parkway 949-364-6639 Kristal Zacharias is the mother of two beautiful, vivacious girls, and wife of a hunky husband...

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The JC Penney Cinderella Glam Ball

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Beauty, Disney, Entertainment, Family, Fashion, Film, Shopping | 1 comment

 I attended as a guest of JC Penney Before attending the red carpet premiere of “Cinderella” my fairy godmother made me magically appear at the JC Penney Cinderella Glam Ball. When I opened my eyes, there was Prince Charming awaiting my arrival to help me get ready for the grand ball. He first offered me a glass of sparkling champagne before whisking me into the accessories suite to select the perfect JC Penney accessories to wear to the ball. In the accessories suite was a large variety of sparkling jewelry and clutches. The stylist helped to match the perfect accessories to compliment my dress by picking out a beautiful clutch and jewel enhanced bracelet. After they frosted me in jewels, it was time to get beautified from the beauty stylist. The hair stylist curled my hair into beautiful twirling...

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Swim Spot, the ONLY spot you’ll want to keep (Giveaway)

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Family, Fashion, Featured, Giveaways, Shopping | 23 comments

 Sample was received Irvine Spectrum’s newest pop up shop, “Swim Spot” opened their doors last week to fill the OC ocean air with endless amounts of women’s swimwear in flattering silhouettes and top brands. “Next” is their unique athletic line that combines dri-fit technology for burning calories while paddle boarding, running after the kids in the sand or even a quick morning spin class. Offering great coverage and built in support with comfortable halters, “Next” exudes a sporty sexiness for an on the go mom. Looking for a more sophisticated look? “Athena” embodies classic lines, draping that smoothes away any unwanted curves, and full coverage bottoms for us ladies that want to conceal a bit more. This season’s styles feature bold blues and sassy snakeskin prints. Slip into the best-selling “Finesse Molded Cup One Piece” and channel your inner...

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“It’s a Small World” Baby Collection has Sailed into Target

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Disney, Family, Fashion, Shopping | 1 comment

  Something magical has happened at Target as the all-new “It’s a Small World” baby collection has arrived. The collection is inspired the beloved Disneyland attraction “It’s a Small World” with bright, bold and beautiful colors. Take your little one on a journey of imagination with the Disney themed clothing, toys, blankets and bibs. The collection is only available for a limited time at participating Target store locations and online at DisneyBaby.com. We have an exclusive first look at the new collection to share with all of you in the photos below....

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Shopping and Gift Giving Made Easy With WishBin (Giveaway)

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Family, Fashion, Giveaways, Shopping | 25 comments

 Sponsored byWishbin Who doesn’t love to shop, right? Don’t get me wrong, shopping can be fun, however, gift giving, on the other hand, can be stressful – especially for the person who has everything, or “extremely selective.” To combat the anxiety associated with gift giving, including crumpled gift receipts, crowded mall parking lots and long lines, what if I told you there was a much easier and faster way to compile that wish list? WishBin is the first fully interactive, Internet-wide gift registry and is completely free. You can easily build and distribute a wish list from an endless number of online stores. So, with both my daughters needing school clothes and our busy, hectic schedule, I decided to try WishBin. First, we registered at http://www.wishbin.com. You can register through Facebook, or use your e-mail address and set up...

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DYLN Inspired Launch Party

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Events, Family, Fashion, Shopping | 0 comments

  The OC Mix at SoCo just got even cooler with the opening of the new DYLN Inspired active wear line. Tuesday night my family, and I attended the Launch party. The event and the people were lovely. We dined on a mix of salads from Greenleaf Gourmet Chop Shop, a favorite of mine! Tasted a variety of juices, craft beers and creative cocktails. My husband, Tim (@ocsurfdad) raved about the strawberry cocktail infused with jalapeño from The Mixing Glass. Maverick our 1year old was especially excited to say hello to the popular cow, Clementine outside the Cellar Cheese shop. I got a chance to speak with President and Founder, Dorian Ayres. Dorian a Newport Beach native shared about his vision behind the brand, and the incredible technology that went in to this revolutionary new activewear line. He explained...

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Repurpose4Good – Not Just On Earth Day, But Everyday

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Earth Day, Family, Fashion, Giving Back | 0 comments

  Have you visited your local Goodwill lately? I recently attended an event at the Lake Forest Goodwill during Earth Day, and was very pleasantly surprised by their transformations! Did you know they actually have 2 stores at the location (23740 El Toro Road)? On the left-hand side is the “main” Goodwill store, filled with racks of gently used clothing and shoes for men, women, and children, tons of glassware and knick-knacks, some furniture, and other home items. On the right-hand side is the “Keepers”, which has been recently redone as the 2nd “OC Goodwill Boutique”. This side is filled with brand name and designer items, mostly clothing for women, some shoes and bags, and men’s items as well. I also learned a lot of interesting facts about Goodwill that are worth sharing with you all! Did you know...

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Finding the Perfect Prom Fashion at Macy’s

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Events, Fashion | 0 comments

 Sponsored Prom is one of the biggest events of a teen’s life. It marks the end of their High School days and is a time that children cherish together before going their separate ways to College. One of the best parts about getting ready for prom is finding the perfect dress. I remember spending weeks seeking out the perfect dress for my prom. Over the weekend, hundreds of local girls came to Macy’s South Coast Plaza for the 2014 Prom fashion show hosted by the adorable fashion YouTube celebrity, Meredith Foster. When I first walked in the door, there was not a space to stand on the second floor of the department store. Girls and their parents had been waiting since the store first opened to get an up-close spot to watch the fashion show. When the lights dimmed,...

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Finding the Perfect Spring Fashion at The Children’s Place

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Fashion | 0 comments

  I have a confession; I am a shopaholic, not for me but for my kids. Can you blame me? Have you seen how many cute outfits there are for both girls and boys? Don’t even get me started on accessories. I love to shop for them but I don’t have a huge budget for it. One of my most favorite places to shop is The Children’s Place. They have a great variety of clothes at a price that won’t break the bank. I discovered Children’s Place when my now 9 year old was around 9 months old. I was looking for something cute for him to wear for our family pictures and found the perfect outfit. The outfits were so cute that I made sure to add Children’s Place to my must shop at list. Once I had...

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Help Teen Girls Get Their ‘Sparkle On’ for Prom

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Events, Family, Fashion, Giving Back, Uncategorized | 1 comment

 Teenage girls anticipate this one special event all year long. No, it’s not a spring break trip. Not a summer excursion. Think sparkling dresses, slow dances and punch. You guessed it…prom. Like me, you’re a “tad bit” past the age of corsages, over-the-top hair dos and heels that cause your feet to ache for days. Also like me, you probably have a few gently used formal dresses just collecting dust in your closet. If so, you can help teen girls from Olive Crest attend the prom in style by participating in the Second Annual Sparkle & Share in-store dress drive. Bring your gently worn bridesmaid, cocktail and evening gowns to Robbins Brothers now through Sunday, April 27. Robbins Brothers in Glendale and Fullerton will host special parties in celebration of Sparkle & Share on Saturday, April 19, 11:00 a.m....

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Top Three Picks from OC Fashion Week

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Events, Fashion | 2 comments

  Did you even know there was an OC fashion week? I didn’t. I was thrilled to get an invitation to the opening day fashion show, Sugar Rush The Sweet Splendor of Style! My friend Janell and I had a great time exploring the dozens of pop-up shops at 7 degrees Restaurant in Laguna Beach while enjoying a lovely cocktail hour. Now, I am not a fashionista but I know what I like. I know what will flatter me, cover me and make me feel good. When I see a fashion show; while I truly enjoy seeing high fashion designer clothing, I am mostly looking for what would look good on me. What do I see that I could wear in my everyday life and then, is it affordable? For this article, I am not delving into the complicated...

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Kohl’s Gets Magical with Disney’s Magic at Play Clothing Line

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Disney, Family, Fashion, Featured, Giveaways | 55 comments

 Sponsored by Kohl’s and Disney Kohl’s has just gotten a little bit more magical with the arrival of the all-new “Magic at Play” Disney clothing line. All of your kids beloved Disney characters help your kids to show their Disney Side with their playful and fun new outfits. Since we are busy planning our upcoming family vacation to Disneyland, we went to Kohl’s to get the kids new themed outfits to wear on our vacation. The clothing line was just introduced on April 3rd and features sizes for infants, toddlers, boys 4-7 and girls 4-6x. When we first walked into our local Kohl’s, it did not take long to find the “Magic at Play” section with the twinkling castle guiding us in the right direction. There was not an outfit that my kids did not like, in fact, they...

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Miranda Frye Jewelry

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Family, Fashion, Shopping | 0 comments

  At school chatting with other moms, at social gatherings, even at the gym, I kept noticing a particular bracelet that I HAD to have.  I finally asked a friend of mine where she bought the bracelet I have coveted and had seen on many women and friends around town.  To my surprise, the bracelet was made by Miranda Frye, a local jewelry designer that lives here The OC!  Miranda Frye lives and works in Mission Viejo and has been designing earrings, necklaces and bracelets.  She began designing in 2011 with her husband, Kurt.  They create  jewelry with simple, classic design yet with a modern edge. Miranda and her husband personally handcraft the pieces and are surprisingly durable and affordable.  Miranda is as sweet as she is beautiful, a mom of two precious boys and a super talent in designing unique pieces.  She experienced...

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Flipeez Interactive Hats

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Family, Fashion, Shopping | 0 comments

 Naz received sample product to review It’s always been tough for me to get my daughter to wear hats. Be it summer or winter I put the hat on and she throws it to the floor. I had given up on hats until I saw a commercial for these fun winter hats called Flipeez. They look like normal cute animal hats but with a catch, when you squeeze the puff ball tassel, the animal’s hands or ears flip up. Now I don’t really like to buy clothing or shoes without actually feeling the product so I decided against buying the hat online. A few days later I walked into my local drug store and saw the Flipeez. The hat was made well. The fleece lining covers the entire interior, all the way down to the tassels, hugging the head...

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How to Create a Red Carpet Beauty Look

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Beauty, Fashion, Featured | 0 comments

  So I know some of you OC moms are wondering how to create a red carpet beauty look, but don’t worry – I have the answer. First to prepare for the red carpet, you are going to need to find your prettiest dress you have. Make sure that it is the prettiest dress in your closet or else you might feel a little awkward wearing sweat pants and a t-shirt. Next, make sure the dress doesn’t have any rips or stains on it before getting dressed. Lastly, put on the dress, and look at how beautiful you are in the mirror. Now time for my favorite part – makeup! Find any lipstick or lipgloss and put it on (make sure you only get it on your lips, so you don’t stain your skin). Then find any foundation or...

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Rock of Eden Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Fashion, Giveaways | 21 comments

 There is nothing that we love better than supporting a local Orange County Mom business, and Rock of Eden is one of them. Founder, Elizabeth Hargreaves, has created the most beautiful collection of fine jewelry featuring clean, classic and modern designs. Hargreaves has been designing jewelry since the age of 16 when she would create jewelry out of sand dollars found on a beach as a young girl. She then got a masters degree in fine art, and took classes at GIA (Gemological Institute of America) before starting her business. Now, her jewelry is featured in multiple galleries across the Southland. Rock of Eden has something everyone will love, and is one of our favorite places to purchase jewelry as gifts or when looking to perfectly accessorize an outfit. The infinity rings are one of our favorite pieces in...

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Find the Perfect Gift for the “Person Who Has Everything” on Ebay

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Fashion | 0 comments

 Sponsored My holiday shopping is in full force as we quickly near the infamous “Black Friday.” My goal has been to get all of my gifts purchased before Thanksgiving so that I can focus on what is most important during the holiday season – spending time with my family. When I found myself completely stuck on what to get for the people in my life who have everything, I ended up finding the perfect gift for them on ebay. With the addition of the Collections on ebay, I was able to find the perfect gift without having to do any of the work searching on the website. Shoppers, influencers and even famous stylists have created some of the most unusual collections to make shopping easy and enjoyable on ebay. There is a collection for almost everything including records, kitchen...

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Five Back to School Outfits Your Children will Love

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in Fashion, Featured, Shopping | 0 comments

  Back to school shopping is fun for children but can also be a bit challenging when you are trying to juggle all of your children trying on clothes and finding what they like.  We can make your shopping trip a bit easier with these five back to school outfits that your children will truly love. Ava loves dressing up for special occasions and for her the first day of first grade is one of them.  She found this beautiful dress at Nordstrom in the popular geometric pattern trend.  It is soft, comfortable and makes her feel confident for her first day of school this year. The dress was $30 and she accessorized with a belt that she found at Crew Cuts for $18.  The belt will go with many other outfits as well! Andrew is going into middle...

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Guide for Back to School Shopping at The Shops at Mission Viejo

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Fashion, Featured, Shopping | 0 comments

  Back to school shopping is in full swing. From backpacks to shoes and outfits, we are all looking for great deals and convenience.  We have your guide for back to school shopping at The Shops at Mission Viejo. We love that we can find everything we need at The Shops at Mission Viejo in a space that is family friendly.  It is not overly large making it easy for us to shop with our children. As you enter the mall on the upper level by the food court, you can head straight in to Macy’s.  The prices are so reasonable at Macy’s and the children’s department offers a wide range of items; Ava found this adorable shirt for back to school! Both children commented on how nice it was that Macy’s didn’t cram so many racks into small...

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Back to School Shoe Shopping Made Easy

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Fashion | 0 comments

    Back-to-school season is here and whether we like it or not, we need to face the reality that summer is almost over.  Which school supply shopping statistic are you part of? The 20% or more that start shopping for back-to-school in July? The 32 % that wait until August? Or the 6% that wait until school begins? I fall somewhere between the 32 and 6 percent…I hopefully go in August but there are certainly things that I find we need even after school has started. 🙂 Regardless of when we shop, back to school shopping trips are always costly.  Between clothing, jackets, shoes and accessories, it all adds up!  We went to Famous Footwear to check out the latest trends for the kids.  From neon to canvas shoes, classic flats for the girls, or shoes that coordinate...

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Back-to-School Shopping in Style

Posted by on Jul 28, 2013 in Fashion, Featured, Shopping | 0 comments

  It is hard to believe that summer is almost over, and soon the kids will be heading back-to-school. With my oldest son starting junior high, we have started our back-to-school shopping early to help get him all the cool new looks for his first day of junior high. We made our first stop for #Backtoschool shopping at Sears. With Sears having over 2000 denim styles in their store, they were our first choice for getting the kids their jeans to start school. While in the store, everywhere we turned was another rack of jeans. I didn’t have to worry about searching for the kids sizes since there was more than enough styles and sizes. The kids tried on all different styles of jeans before finding their favorite #ThisisStyle. While shopping, we talked to the kids about how some...

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Fourth of July DIY, Foods, Fashion, and Fireworks

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Crafts, Fashion, Recipes | 0 comments

  Happy Fourth of July to all of you!  If you are still pulling your plans and activities together, we have your everything you need to do it right here.  Whether you are entertaining or spending a quiet day with the family, you still have time to make some easy and fun DIY 4th of July Crafts! We have the Five Best Fourth of July Fireworks in Orange County for you… Looking for a great iced tea recipe for your Fourth of July barbeque?  Here is one of our favorite recipes… What are you going to serve on July Fourth? Here are Five July 4th Inspired Foods you will enjoy! Now, when you are ready to get dressed for your Fourth of July festivities, we have your fashion finds for you. And finally, if you want to relax and...

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5 July 4th Fashion Finds Made Easy

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Fashion, Featured | 0 comments

  With July 4th right around the corner, it’s time to make sure our closets are stocked and we are ready for the festivities of the day!  Here are some Fourth of July fashion finds that will give you confidence in dressing for the day!   This Women’s Jersey-Tank Maxi Dress from Old Navy is a fantastic find at less than $30!  The color is perfect and allows you to be comfortable all day long regardless of where you are. If you find yourself at a barbeque, pool, or beach party, this Malawi San Diego Caftan cover up is stunning, bold and chic.  Find this July 4th fashion find at Nordstrom for $114! Make sure Dad is stylish as well in these affordable Vintage Flag Board Shorts from Target.  At $17.24, it’s an amazing deal and will make Dad happy!...

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Exclusive Monsters University Interview With The Professor of Fashion #MonstersUPremiere

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Disney, Fashion, Featured | 0 comments

 We are attending the Monsters University Premiere as a guest of Disney. All our thoughts are of our own. We were excited to get this exclusive Monsters University interview with the fashion professor at Monsters U on the day before the premiere. Tomorrow we will be walking the red carpet at the El Capitan Theatre before seeing the film “Monsters University.” Since so many people attending the premiere (including myself) are wondering what to wear as we head back-to-school, we asked the professor of fashion at Monsters U about what we should be wearing on the red carpet tomorrow night. We highly recommend seeing her interview past the credits… Professor Stonescrabbler has spent years preparing for her role of professor of the fashion design school at Monsters University. Her students have created some of the greuwlson, freakish fashion outfits...

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Target Beauty Concierge Program Launches in LA and Orange County

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Fashion | 0 comments

  Target announced last week that it introduced its Beauty Concierge program to some stores in Los Angeles and Orange County.  There are 93 stores that will receive this unique program that earns them a Target Beauty Concierge. This beauty enthusiast is highly trained and is available to answer questions that guests may have right there in the store.  This personalized service is aimed to help people in an unbiased way about the beauty and personal care products offered at Target.  Since no appointment is needed to take advantage of the Beauty Concierge Program, shoppers can enjoy a carefree environment without the intimidation that some can feel. Some of the stores in Orange County and Los Angeles County that will receive the program are:   Target is known for the quality of products they have at reasonable prices and makes...

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Grandma and Me Playdate #Iheartmynailart

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Fashion, Featured, Uncategorized | 1 comment

 I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client.  \We were off on a family vacation in Florida over Mother’s Day. That meant that our kids were unable to celebrate the special holiday with the other women they love so much in their lives – their Grandma’s. Ella planned a specific Grandma and me #Iheartmynailart playdate after school today with her Grandma. Since they both love beauty, Ella planned a nail party and sent me to Walgreen’s with a list of her requested Sally Hansen products. The splatter party on the Sally Hansen website is what inspired her to plan this fun event. After taking Andrew and Ella to school, Tyler and I went to Walgreen’s to get Ella’s...

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A Monster in Paris Movie Night

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Family, Fashion, Featured, Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  When I learned the movie “A Monster in Paris” was coming out on DVD, I was excited to plan a fun movie night with my kids. Before we watched the movie, the kids and I did fun activity sheets based on the film “A Monster in Paris” and made Paris themed cookies. It was a fun evening that my children will never forget. When I first surprised the kids with the news that we were going to have a family movie night they were beyond thrilled! Then when I told them we were seeing “A Monster in Paris” they squealed with delight. Our first event for “A Monster in Paris” movie night was to do some education activity sheets. We downloaded some fun word puzzles and matching games to do together as a family before seeing the movie....

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Five Cute Spring Fashion Looks for Young Girls

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Fashion, Giveaways, Uncategorized | 15 comments

  Spring is officially here, and it is the perfect time to clean out your children’s closets for the freshest new Spring fashions. Finding good quality children’s clothing at reasonable prices is a challenge for many parents. We have found five cute Spring Fashion looks for young children with the brand Ragdoll and Rockets. My daughter is picky when it comes to her fashion. Long gone are the days when I could go purchase an outfit for her that she would love. As she has grown-up, she has developed her own unique fashion style making it hard for me to purchase clothes that she will feel good wearing. Even though, I want her to be able to express herself through her fashion, I still want to ensure that she is wearing appropriate clothing for her age. I stumbled upon...

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Stein Mart’s Anniversary Celebration and Giveaway

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Fashion, Featured, Giveaways, Uncategorized | 19 comments

  Stein Mart in Irvine has become one of my favorite places to get home decor and fashion accessories. I continue to get multiple compliments on the fashion accessories that I have purchased at Stein Mart encouraging me to return for more. On Saturday, March 16th, Stein Mart will celebrate their one year Anniversary with a big celebration. Customers shopping at Stein Mart on March 16th will have a chance to win one of eight $50 gift cards throughout the day. The fun does not stop there as the first 250 customers will receive a free pair of spa socks with purchase. Fashion will take center stage from 1pm to 2pm with a special truck and fashion show featuring a guest appearance by Miss Tustin 2012, Keila Halili. Representatives from Stein Mart’s top apparel lines will be available on...

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Get Creative on Easter with B. toffee

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Dining, Easter, Fashion, Featured, Holiday | 0 comments

  Tired of the same old chocolate bunny from the local drug store? Surprise your kids with a unique Easter basket from B. toffee. They just released information about their limited edition Easter Bunny Basket that comes with two 9-oz canisters of B. toffee, a 6oz bag of B. bits, and a special 4oz Easter gift box customized by Betsy Thagard. The Easter gift basket is available for $54.99 (plus tax and shipping). B. toffee also has a large selection of customizable Easter boxes. All Easter orders must be placed by March 22nd to ensure delivery. Orders can be placed via email to [email protected] or by phone at 949-722-9001. “At B. toffee, great toffee is not enough – we want to deliver an experience that is special to each of our loyal customers,” explained Betsy Thagard, who founded B....

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Giveaway: "Remember" with Rock of Eden Jewelry

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Fashion, Featured, Giveaways, Giving Back, Uncategorized | 6 comments

  Elizabeth Hargreaves and Paddi Sharifian, two local OC Moms, and founders of Rock of Eden Jewelry have created a special “remember” necklace to honor the families affect by the Sandy Hook tragedy. The necklace is a symbol of support for those in Newtown who are left with only memories. Rock of Eden Jewelry is supporting The Sandy Hook School Support Fund with The Remember Campaign. With every purchase of a remember necklace, Rock of Eden is donating $50 directly to The Sandy Hook School Support Fund, a non-profit organization run by United Way of Western Connecticut. The silver and dark grey rhodium “remember” necklace comes with a matching dark grey sixteen inch adjustable chain. Customer’s can also make a direct donation to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund on the Rock of Eden website. Rock of Eden was...

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CVS Features the OC Mom Blog

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Beauty, Fashion | 0 comments

    Last month, Shelby attended an event in LA to learn more about the Salma Hayek Nuance line available at CVS. While at the event, Shelby did an ad placement video for the product line, that can now been seen online: “I think that every woman should be entitled to preserve their youth, no matter what background they come from or what color they are. And this really excites me. I’m almost 45 years old and all I’ve done is have a very good beauty routine with products. That’s it. So when I was creating these amazing products, I didn’t want to go high end. I wanted to make sure that every woman could afford them.” – Salma Hayek The Salma Hayek Nuance Skincare line can be found at all CVS locations. Disclosure: We were invited to attend...

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