Sunday, July 31, 2016

Ringling Bros Circus is Truly Out of This World

Out Of This World 

Ringing Bro. Barnum & Bailey Circus Recap

Friday night we attended the Opening Night of +Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the +HondaCenterAnaheim . Thank you to both the venue and event for a wonderful experience. 

The Circus has a brand new show in town - Out Of This World is wonderful!

We have been going to the circus for years and it is nice to see that Ringling Bros have taken steps to retire their elephants to their forever homes while keeping that Circus Feeling alive. 

My kids and I decided that since dad was working we would take Papou (grandpa). My parents used to take me when I was a kid and I thought it would be great to have him there to see my kids enjoy the fun. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Non Toxic DIY Homemade Play Dough So Easy So Fun

Fun Kid Friendly Activity - Make Play Dough! 

Summer is always fun but sometimes the kids get "so bored"! This year I have been doing a lot of crafts and things out doors but it has been so HOT lately... I had to bring it indoors a bit too. 

This is such a great way to combine time together, measuring, simple ingredients, involving the kids in every step, fun colors and creating something you can all play with after. 

AquaBall Perfect for Summer Hydration

Are YOU & the KIDS Staying Hydrated This Summer?

Keeping hydrated over summer is so hard - the kids just want to play and play and never stop!

What better than to keep everyone feeling hydrated and ready to play more than water? Flavored water! Our Favorite for years has been AquaBall flavored water. 

No Preservatives, No Sugar, Naturally flavored water for kids.. well for everyone.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Nature Pass Combo Ticket to Aquarium LA Zoo Natural History Museum

Visit Three SoCal Attractions with the Nature Pass Combo Ticket!

Still looking for things to fill up the rest of summer? Searching for staycation play ideas? or Just want to visit some of our all time favs?

Here is a super sweet deal that covers not only fun but education too.


See more than 250 animal species, many rare or endangered, at the Zoo, the Aquarium's new Vanishing Animals and Horses and Dragons exhibitions, and the Dinosaur Hall at NHM on different days with discounted combo ticket.

It is now easier and more affordable to visit three L.A. County destinations with a special Nature Pass combo ticket for the Los Angeles Zoo, Aquarium of the Pacific, and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM), which allows you to see all three attractions for $50 or less per person.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sip Share Win with McDonald's Coca Cola Summer Fun Contest


McDonald’s Introduces a Sweepstakes for Summer Fun!

Here are all the deets:

Beginning June 21 through August 1, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola are introducing a new sweepstakes – Sip. Share. Win! 
 These two iconic brands will be teaming up to get America singing their favorite summer songs for the chance to win a VIP experience at “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in L.A. or one of hundreds of $250 StubHub gift codes.

YOU all will be the real stars in this promotion when you join the fun. 

Join in on Ruby's Birthday Celebration On July 27th

Come one Come all - Eat and Celebrate with Ruby's Diner!

Happy Birthday and Congrats on the Ruby Dooby Foundation.

I love when great places do good things.

Here is the scoop!

Mazda3 Grand Touring Zoom Zoom With Out Breaking The Bank

Summer Family Fun Mazda3 Test Drive!

So many Features and so much fun to drive, the Mazda3 was ideal for my family, with 5 doors and so much packed inside and out it.

Fun to drive and great gas mileage, the +Mazda USA we test drove was my first time in a Mazda and I loved it.

The options that come standard are plenty and those that can be added are in addition to the already comfortable and equip Mazda3.

Some of our favorite features off the list and must not miss:

Friday, July 15, 2016

Ringling Bros Barnum Bailey Circus Coming Next Week to Honda Center July 22 to 25

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® to Debut Out Of This World™ Circus Experience

With World Premiere Performances in Los Angeles


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Laguna Beach Art Festival Family Art Day Saturday

Family Art Day

Summer in Laguna Beach is wonderful and the Festival of the Arts is one of the traditions we have to make sure we do yearly. 

This year we are excited to attend the Art Festival on Family Art Day. 

All Age Fun - PC LBAF

Have you been before? What is your favorite part or thing to do or see?

Here are some details on the Family Art Day that is THIS SATURDAY from 12 to 3.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

OC Fair Kicks Off July 15 Check Out the Entertainment Line Up


Featuring Performances by Styx and BOSTON, OC Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Round-up plus Motorcycle Events

Featuring 23 Days of Nightly Entertainment, Delicious Eats, Carnival Rides and All Things OC Fair July 15-August 14

The 2016 OC Fair wants to see your thrilled, happy and excited Fair faces as part of this year’s theme, “Get Your Fair Face On!” The fun starts Friday, July 15, and lasts through Sunday, August 14 (Wednesday-Sunday). The 23-day event is packed with fun for the whole family including nightly entertainment, unique food, carnival rides and more. Visit for the full list of events. 

Teen Pro-Active Driving School with Kia and B.R.A.K.E.S

KIA Joins B.R.A.K.E.S to Lead Teen Driving Safety Courses 

I remember taking the Drivers Ed course in school and then I also remember my brother being able to take the course privately. My mom always said that there was a huge difference in the two but it was not until I saw for myself how much more efficient the private instructors were that I realized this was a great option. 

Find out more about what you can do to help prep your teen driver to be and how you can sign them up for the B.R.A.K.E.S Teen Driving School too...

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 15-17 year olds worldwide.

To provide teenagers with the training and tools to be safe and responsible behind the wheel, Kia Motors America (KMA) and the B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) Teen Pro-Active Driving School are bringing the 501(c)(3) charity’s free advanced driver training to San Diego July 30-31. 

According to a recent study, the B.R.A.K.E.S. program reduces the accident rate of teen drivers by approximately 64% in their first three years of driving. 

The B.R.A.K.E.S. curriculum includes advanced, behind-the-wheel training from professional driving instructors using Kia provided vehicles. Training includes: skid control, distracted driving awareness, panic stopping (ABS activation), drop-wheel recovery and car control.

Together, we can help save lives by preparing teens for the hazardous conditions they will face while on the road. Founder of B.R.A.K.E.S. and former NHRA Top Fuel drag racer, Doug Herbert, and representatives from Kia are available for interviews. Click herefor images and video.

If you or someone you know has a teen, enrollment is still open. Reserve a seat today at

Happy Safe Summer 

Friday, July 8, 2016

LEGOLAND® Play Pass - Buy a Day Get 2016 FREE On Sale Now Plus Ticket #Giveaway #LegolandPlayPass

Have You Heard The News? The LEGOLAND® Play Pass is On Sale NOW!

If you are like me you are always looking for something to with your family or with one of your kids not always both.

I love amusement parks cause I can do just that!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Latest News From the Grand Legacy at the Park and The Fifth - Anaheim's ONLY Rooftop Lounge #The5ifthOC

Anaheim's ONLY Rooftop Lounge Offers Views, Drinks, Food and much more...

Visit The 5ifth at the Grand Legacy Hotel at the Park just steps from Disneyland!

It is NO secret that we love to spend our family time at the Grand Legacy at the Park, but, we have a new favorite in town and it is on the roof top of the hotel itself!

I have told you about the views and fireworks you can see from The Fifth but I have some updated and exciting news to share too.

Here are the happenings at The Fifth rooftop lounge and the Hotel itself this Summer:

* We love the staff and of course the owner and marketing director are amazing...but we also love that we get the insider info for my readers. So you are one of the first to read any info we get!

* The Fifth is open (to guests and special invite - email me and I can get you IN) and it is a MUST check out hot spot of OC! Visit, have a drink, get the kids an ice cream sandwich and let me know what you think of your Firework Rooftop experience! 

Aquarium of the Pacific Hosts International Save the Vaquita Day July 9th Be Wise to What You CAN Do to Help


On International Save the Vaquita Day the Aquarium of the Pacific will be holding an event to bring light to the plight of Vaquita.

WHAT: You can help the Aquarium of the Pacific protect a critically endangered species and spread the message of conservation on International Save the Vaquita Day and beyond. Found only in the northern part of the Gulf of California, Mexico, the vaquita porpoise is the world’s most endangered marine mammal. Only about sixty vaquitas remain, according to a report by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA).

The Aquarium will host activities and education booths to build public awareness of the vaquita and the threats that have brought it to the brink of extinction. The Aquarium of the Pacific and a team of aquariums and zoos across the country are asking the public to get involved in a campaign to help this animal, the smallest cetacean (whale, dolphin, or porpoise) on the planet. The current vaquita population represents a decline of more than 92 percent since 1997. Unless Mexico extends the gillnet ban enacted in 2015 and enforces regulations to stop illegal fishing, the vaquita will be driven to extinction within five years, according to CIRVA.

Legoland CA Welcomes New Tower to #MinilandNYC

Legoland California Tribute - Freedom Tower In Miniland  - America The Beautiful and United! 

What an Honor to be at Legoland California's unveiling of the Freedom Tower in #MinilandNYC !

Last week we were invited to preview the new Freedom Tower in Miniland NYC inside of Miniland at +legolandcalifornia !

It is really amazing to see the crafting of Legos anywhere in Legoland but this one is just super special to us all. 

Freedom Tower is the Miniland version of One World Trade Center and is built with more than 250,000 Lego Bricks!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Raging Waters Summer Tips for Family Fun Plus Discount Code #RWLALiveForSummer

Raging Waters Is Perfect to Beat the Heat in So Cal!

Raging Waters is huge! With so much to do the day goes by so fast leaving you wanting more.

Just 40 mins from where the 405 and 5 meet (where I drove from), Raging Waters is located where the 57, 10 and 210 freeways meet in the city of San Dimas. It was perfect for an all day visit on a Friday, opening at 10am and closing at 6pm, allowing us to miss traffic on the way home once we were ready to leave...

My family had such a great time and it had been a while since I have visited so to show my kids the old and all the new was very special to me and well super FUN!

We spent all day at Raging Waters and we could not get enough. The Time flew by so fast and we all wanted to stay longer. With that said we had a chance to get to know the water park a bit and see the ins and outs of how to make the most of the day. 

Insider Tips and 411 on the Amenities Offered...

* Bring cheap flip flops...wear them everywhere. Even if it's not too hot it's just easier to get around than bare feet walking in water from spot to spot...and less time needed to carry the littles.

Aquarium of the Pacific Welcomes Baby Penguins Live Web Cam

Baby Penguins are born at the Aquarium of the Pacific!

Oh My Cuteness - It's Baby Penguins 

Okay Seriously who wants to see the cutest thing ever?! Oh perfect, since I am stalking the web cam daily of these cute baby penguins that were just recently born at the Aquarium of the Pacific!

Here is the scoop and of course the link to the web cam so you too can watch in smiles all day long!
PC Aquarium of Pacific Robin Riggs

The penguin chicks were hatched to parents Kate and Avery and Patsy and Robbie, residents of the Aquarium’s June Keyes Penguin Habitat.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Explore Local Ocean Sea Life on Urban Ocean Cruises

Aquarium Pacific and Urban Ocean Cruises


Here are all the details and updates on the Cruises that are offered and when!

PC Urban Ocean Cruises 
WHAT: The Pacific waters off Southern California host a variety of industrial and recreational activities and also provide habitat for a diverse array of animals. In this place of high intensity, massive ships on the way to the two of the nation’s busiest ports from around the world sail past blue, gray, and fin whales, and windsurfers and sailboats glide by sea lions and offshore oil islands. 

Embark on a journey aboard a double-decker yacht to visit one of the most distinctive sections of the local coastline and experience the wonders of Southern California’s urban ocean. During this two- to two-and-a-half-hour voyage you can explore the urban ocean around the shores of Long Beach and San Pedro. Gaining access to sail through local ports, passengers can see ocean wildlife surrounding this complex. Guests can also learn what life is like living in the urban ocean, where wildlife interacts and coexists with human life.

Summer Days Lead to Cool Night at SeaWorld San Diego

Summer is Splashing up a Fun Storm over at SeaWorld in San Diego!

SeaWorld Reverberates with Summer Vibes and Much More

A diverse lineup of performing artists, nighttime animal shows and fireworks make SeaWorld the place to be this summer

SeaWorld® San Diego has a summer full of good times and good vibrations that will transform the park with extended hours, dazzling live entertainment, nighttime animal shows, spectacular fireworks and more! Starting May 28 and running through Sept. 5, SeaWorld stays open late on select nights. The party kicks into high gear June 25 when Summer Vibes performances reverberate throughout the park’s Mission Bay Theater.