Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Get $10 When You Spend $50 at The Shops at Rossmoor... Incentive to some normalcy.. I'm In! #ShopsAtRossmoor

Trying to get back to some normalcy while supporting local shops and stores.

Here is a great way to do that with an incentive...


Yay.. the deets..

The Shops at Rossmoor, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center located in Seal Beach, California (, is holding a special cash-back shopping event September 14th through September 20th. Shoppers who spend $50 or more at The Shops at Rossmoor in same-day receipts during that period will receive a $10 gift card to a select quick-food tenant at the center. Shoppers can redeem their receipts on either Saturday, September 19th, or Sunday, September 20th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the booth between ULTA Beauty and Staples. Gift cards available while supplies last.

During September 14 - September 20 shop to receive offer and Redeem Offer September 19 - September 20: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

About The Shops at Rossmoor: The Shops at Rossmoor is an 373,000-square-foot outdoor lifestyle shopping center with a unique collection of more than 30 name-brand and boutique shopping and dining options including Talbots, Soft Surroundings, Kohl’s, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Ulta Beauty, Chipotle Mexican Grill, California Pizza Kitchen, Panera Bread, In-N-Out Burger and Sprouts Farmers Market. The Shops at Rossmoor features a beautiful outdoor setting conveniently located just off the 405 freeway between Lampson and Katella on Seal Beach Boulevard.

For more information, visit or follow the center on Facebook at and Instagram at

The Shops at Rossmoor
12201 Seal Beach Boulevard
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Knott’s Taste of Fall-O-Ween #KnottsFallOWeen #FallOWeen #Knotts

The New Knott’s Taste of Fall-O-Ween Offers Safe Family Outdoor Activities, Themed Food and Treats & a Special Trick-or-Treat Trail in Celebration of the Halloween Season


While the theme park remains closed, Knott's Berry Farm introduces its newest family-friendly outdoor food and retail experience celebrating the Halloween season and the flavors of Fall with Knott's Taste of Fall-O-Ween. 

Taking place Fridays through Sundays beginning September 25th, Knott’s pays tribute to the year's spookiest season with a Fall food experience unlike any other. The spirit of Halloween comes to life with a cornucopia of Harvest and Halloween d├ęcor that will transform the park for the season.  

Guests of all ages can dress up in their most festive costumes* to experience one-of-a-kind themed food and treats, exclusive event merchandise including specialty items from local crafters, an all-new “Into the Fog” art show with over 45 new art pieces celebrating the scary season, and so much more. Plus included with a junior tasting card, young guests will have an opportunity to take a trip through the fully themed Camp Snoopy Trick-or-Treat Trail presented by Hershey, loaded with multiple treat stations and special spooky decorations. 

All Knott's Taste of Fall-O-Ween activities will be conducted at a safe and socially distant space for families to enjoy. 

Knott's Taste of Fall-O-Ween will take place Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, September 25 -November 1. The only way to experience the limited time Knott's Taste of Fall-O-Ween is with a tasting card purchased in advance at (a tasting card is required for event entry). 

Event hours will be Fridays and Saturdays from 12pm -9pm and Sundays from 12pm to 8pm. Regular tasting cards (ages 12+) are priced at $35 (plus tax) and will include five food tastings and Junior tasting cards (ages 3-11) are $20 (plus tax) and include three tastings plus a trip through the Camp Snoopy Trick-or-Treat Trail. 

Tasting cards are date specific and must be purchased online at or through the Knott’s Berry Farm mobile app prior to the date of visit. Knott’s Taste of Fall-O-Ween hotel packages are also available at In order to manage proper physical distancing of guests, Knott's Taste of Fall-O-Ween tasting cards will be limited each day and may sell out.

As Knott’s Berry Farm continues to follow state, local and CDC health guidelines, these are the continued safety measures and operational changes we have established to ensure the safety of our guests:

·       Tasting cards are limited each day to ensure proper physical distancing

·       Upon arrival, guests will be required to enter a temperature screening and security checkpoint at the main gate

·       All associates and guests must wear a facial covering while visiting Taste of Fall-O-Ween or the Knott's California Marketplace store locations and restaurants – masks are not required while sitting at a table or bench to eat 

·       Frequently touched surfaces are disinfected daily and sanitized frequently. This includes but is not limited to cash counters, scanners, EMV readers, pens at cashier counters, register screens, store fixtures, door handles, and shopping baskets

·       Signage is present to aid guests in the proper direction of travel and as a reminder to practice social distancing

·       Seating is spaced out throughout the Taste of Fall-O-Ween event footprint

·       Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the event area

·       All associates will be screened, including temperature and symptom checks using CDC guidelines before being allowed on the property to work

·       Associates have been trained on the importance of handwashing, physical distancing, and overall hygiene

·       Separate entrances and exits will appear at some store locations

·       Store occupancy is limited to less than 50% of the normal building capacity Queue lines outside of store locations are marked with six-foot markers where needed.


For all details regarding Taste of Fall-O-Ween and the park’s current health and safety screenings, please visit

* While guests are encouraged to come dressed in their most festive costumes, approved face coverings still are mandatory. Costume masks are not allowed as a substitution for required face coverings.


Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, September 25 -November 1 / Fridays and Saturdays from 12pm to 9pm and Sundays from 12pm to 8pm

Knott’s Berry Farm - 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620


For more information on Taste of Fall-O-Ween please visit or join the conversation by using #Knotts #TasteofFallOWeen on FacebookTwitter or Instagram

Can not wait!!!!! 


Hot off the D23 Disney News press...




It’s the most “wicked-ful” time of the year, and D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is celebrating the season with D23 Halloween Hullabaloo. From its first-ever D23 Halloween Mousequerade Contest and incredible new content to a weekly sweepstakes and exclusive collectibles, Disney fans will be able to enjoy lots of treats this fall—with maybe a trick or two thrown in—including:

D23 Halloween Mousequerade Contest: Grab your needle and thread for D23’s first-ever virtual costume contest during which creative contestants will be competing for fantastic prizes in front of celebrity judges Ashley Eckstein and Yvette Nicole Brown. And the category is… “All Things Disney.” Costumes should be inspired by the fantastic worlds of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars, from movies and TV to Disney Parks attractions and other Disney properties. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $500 Disney Gift Card—and the ghoulish delight of victory! The festivities will be streamed on October 31 on, as well as D23’s Facebook and YouTube channels. For more information, visit

D23 Halloween Hullabaloo Sweepstakes: What better way to skele-brate the season than with a ghoulishly good sweepstakes? This October, D23 Members can enter for a chance to win a bubbling bundle of prizes from our cauldron. Don’t lose your head, because each week you get a new chance to enter.

Limited-Edition Pins: On September 28 at, D23 Gold and Gold Family Members will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase two collectible pins designed by artist Kevin Kidney. These pins, one of the Haunted Mansion’s Hatbox Ghost and the other of Tinker Bell dressed in a wildly witchy costume, are each presented in a limited edition of 1,750.

Holiday Magic at the Disney Parks – D23 Book Launch Party: D23 Gold and Gold Family Members are invited to celebrate the launch of this new book by Disney Editions, as we look at the “spine-tingling half” of the book that pulls back the curtain on that magical combination of Disney and Halloween around the world!

D23 Halloween Hullabaloo Disney+ Picks: For the first four weeks of October, be on the lookout for a new short-form video series featuring our friends from all around Disney who will be sharing some of their favorite films found on Disney+, including behind-the-scenes tidbits to enhance the frighteningly fun experience!

D23 Halloween Mousequerade Costume Contest open to 50 US/DC; D23 Members; 18+. 

Photo entry begins at 12 AM PT on 9/17/20 and ends at 11:59 PM PT on 10/1/20. 

If selected as a Semi-Finalist, video entry begins at 9 AM PT on 10/13/20 and ends at 9 AM PT on 10/20/20. 

Void where prohibited. Rules/odds:

More details on all of these things and more are available at

I'm following these hashtags for updates...
#halloween2020 #masquerade
#d23 #disney #disneynews #disneyupdates

Monday, August 31, 2020

Going Loca for Locca Take Home Kits! #LoccaLove #TakeHomeKit #ToGo

Locca Churros & Tea Introduces DIY Boba Kits

South County’s favorite boba shop, Locca Churros & Tea, has good news for boba tea lovers, as they have launched a DIY Premium Boba Kit. The family-friendly activity provides a box with the boba and a variety of tea to make as many as 16 drinks.


Available in-store at Kaleidoscope in Mission Viejo or on Locca’s website for $35 per kit, the “Daily Joy” Boba Kit contains Organic Earl Grey, Organic Matcha, Premium Jasmine Tea, a package of boba/tapioca pearls, and eight boba straws. The “Classic” Kit contains organic black tea, organic earl grey lavender tea, and premium jasmine tea. These three tea variants contain caffeine.

Boba lovers can make their own milk tea by brewing one of the teas in the DIY kit, then adding milk, whether it is oat milk, lactose-free milk, almond milk, or regular milk. The sweetness can be adjusted to personal taste and one can add as little or as much tapioca pearls/boba as they like.


Locca’s Premium DIY bubble tea kit, hand assembled in California, makes a great birthday gift for a tea or boba lover, and fun back to school activity for families. The kits include:


- 6 Boba/Tapioca Pearls (400g/14oz) (10 servings, vacuum sealed for absolute freshness)

- Organic Black Tea (42g/1.4oz)

- Organic Earl Grey Lavender Tea (28g/1.0oz)

- Premium Jasmine Tea (25g/0.9oz)

- 8 Premium Black Boba Straws


One kit can make up to 16 drinks. Items and ingredients needed with Locca’s boba kit:

- Small pot for cooking the boba/tapioca pearls

- Colander (to strain and rinse boba balls)

- Ice

- White cane sugar (for sugar syrup) or any preferred sweetener

- Milk, any preferred kind including regular, lactose free, oat or almond

- Tea Strainer


Locca Churros & Tea is open 11:30am to 9pm Monday through Saturday and 11:30am to 8pm on Sundays. Locca is in Union Market on the upper level of Kaleidoscope at 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., just off the 5 Fwy., in Mission Viejo. For more information, visit



Monday, August 24, 2020

The Sleepover... Comedy for Family Movie Nights on Netflix #TheSleepover #Netflix

Family Movie Nights...

We have all the streaming options and love them. 

There is something for everyone on one or the other and when a new movie that is family friendly comes up we look into it. Comedy is a bonus!

We can't wait to stream The Sleepover!

In this family adventure-comedy, Clancy (Sadie Stanley) and her kid brother Kevin (Maxwell Simkins) discover that their seemingly normal stay-at-home mom Margot (Malin Åkerman) is actually a former high-end thief in the witness protection program. When both their mom and dad (Ken Marino) are kidnapped and forced to pull one last job with an ex-flame of Margot’s (Joe Manganiello), the siblings must team up to rescue their parents over the course of one action-packed night that they’ll never forget.​The Sleepover​is directed by Trish Sie (P​itchPerfect3​).


Some fun activities for the family...

Bingo Card

Crossword Puzzle

Secret Life of Parents Quiz

The Ultimate Sleepover Checklist