Thursday, February 28, 2019

GROW South Bay Offers Fresh Food Delivered #GROWSouthBay

GROW South Bay Brings Fresh & Delish Groceries Delivered

 
Farm Fresh City Fast... I like their motto!
 
I am a huge fan or fame to table and delivery makes it even easier to obtain fresh fruits, veggies and crafted sides and more to our groceries.
 
Thank you GROW for our bag of amazing eats, snacks and bites while in Idyllwild! All opinions are my own.
 
 

 
From the olives and cheeses to the fresh salsas and dips... everything was a burst of flavor with each bite.
 
I have to say my favorite were the olives... I'm an olive lover.
 
 
Do you know the GROW story? It's super cute...
 
"“Why did you open GROW?” It’s a question we’ve gotten since the day we opened our doors. And the answer is still the same- It started with a Cherry Stand.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A Must Visit Idyllwild Bake and Brew - Small Town Feel with Huge Flavorfilled Bites #IdyllwildBakeandBrew

Idyllwild Bake and Brew the Town Just isn't Complete with out it...

 
Have you heard of Idyllwild Bakevand Brew basically in the center of Idyllwild?
 
This quaint foodie joint is amazingly tasty with every bite.
 

 
From a breakfast burrito the size of a football and specialty sandwiches hand crafted with garden fresh herbs and greens everything is delish.
 
I have to rave about the baked goods. The cinnamon rolls are to die for and melt in your mouth with each savory bite.
 


 
The amazing mini apple pies are perfection with house made fresh whipped cream. Seriously so good.
 

 
I cant forget the tots.. I mean build your own or pick a favorite off menu.. you will not be disappointed at all.
 

 
We enjoyed every bite and with so many windows all around you can look out to town while you enjoy your meal.
 
Grab a cold brew and pair it with anything... okay I'm a coffee lover to the day or night!
 

 
I loved everything about Idyllwild Bake and Brew.... what I have been told for over 35 years visiting Idyllwild by my parents... always support local and tourism dollars in a small mountain town like this are huge!
 
We hope you get to visit Idyllwild Bake and Brew soon and when you do let them know that Penny from OnTheGoOC said hello... the couple that owns it is super sweet and rightfully so since they do all the baking!!
 

 
Happy foodie travels. Keep up with our momcation fun with #ExperienceIdyllwild and #CHMTravel . 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Little Mermaid 30th Anniversary Celebration with an at Home Movie Night In #TheLittleMermaid

Look at this stuff isn't it neat....
 
The little Mermaid is celebrating 30 years with a treasure of a treat!
 
We all know the classic tale of The Little Mermaid and the fun sing-alongs it inspires and we cant ever stop singing them.
 
Thank you to Disney for the surprise treasures to help us celebrate at home. We love The Little Mermaid and all our thoughts are our own.
 
 

 
From the time I was a little girl watching The Little Mermaid with my family to the present day sharing my favorite Disney Princess movie with my own kids, this timeless classic has been part of our lives for 30 years.
 
A funny, touching, family oriented flick with a bunch of sing a long catchy tunes to keep you hooked.
 
What I LOVE... My son and daughter watch The Little Mermaid together since Disney brings out the magic moments event for brother and sister who are 4.5 years apart.
 
Home from Science camp to a surprise!!!! Yay!
  
It's a fin of a whirlwind tale if we've ever seen one before.. have you seen The Little Mermaid?!
 
 
The digital release and signature bluray collection release is coming our way...
 
Here is the back story from 1989 and some history on the Disney Classic...

Monday, February 18, 2019

We Love Family Style Meal at Panini Kabob Grill Mision Viejo #PaniniKabobGrill

Winner Winner Panini Kabob Dinner.... 

Family Style is the way to go at Panini Kabob Grill for Dinner.
 
It has been kind of rainy and cold in socal the last few weeks. My kids are always on the go doing something and I am always looking for fresh options to feed them if I didn't get the meals in and ready on time.

One of our most favorite go-to options for a delish meal is Panini Kabob Grill. The whole family loves it and my daughter even makes requests weekly for something she is craving from the made to order fresh kitchen!
 
I am totally fine eating there and enjoying a new favorite for dinner.... the Family Style Meal!
 
A few of the reasons we love Panini Kabob Grill as a family....
 
The Team on site is amazing and friendly and loves their job so it makes us smile.

PKG is so proud to say that their Chicken, Beef and Lamb Kabobs are now 100% Vegetarian Fed, Antibiotic and Hormone Free. Thank you PKG!

 

 
We also love that there are so many options with authentic taste from the rice to the lamb and sauces to seasonings.
 

Here are a few samples of how you can order the Family Meal Option.. You can even get it To-Go!

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Pain du Monde Celebrates 30 Years! #PDMCafe

Tasty, Flavorful, Left Me Craving More...


Have you been to Pain du Monde? It is a fantastic treat to your taste buds.

I met my sweet friend Jen for her birthday breakfast at the Pain du Monde location at Fashion Island.

 

 

My first time but not my last time since I fell in love with each bite I took.

I want to feature what we tasted and what we loved about each plate.

Being a first time visitor to Pain du Monde I really didn't know what to order, I wanted it all, so i was glad I had a birthday girl with me to order plates and share tastes.

Starting with a savory cinnamon twist & of course a

 

 
delightful strawberry goodness, chasing sweet treats with a bold tasty blend of cold brew was perfection.

 

Up for breakfast we each tried and loved a signature dish and manager favorite.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Dr. Yoonessi of My Pediatric and Respiratory Clinic Entertaining My 20 (okay maybe 200) Questions

Getting to Know Dr. Yoonessi and My Pediatric & Respiratory Care Clinic

 
I had the lovely opportunity of asking Dr. Yoonessi my own questions about what is important to me about my families health care options and Dr. preferences.
 
All opinions are my own and all questions were my own.
 
Talking with Dr. Yoonessi I felt that My Pediatric & Respiratory Care Clinic has the priority of families and children at the top of their list.  
 

 
Health and wellness within daily lifestyle is important to my family and Dr. Yoonessi was so energetic and passionate when speaking to me about how important health care and honesty to her patients is to her.
 
Health care honesty seemed to come up often in our conversation. Dr. Yoonessi made it clear that she desires, strives and works daily to be a trusted resource in and to the community.
 
Since she specializes in respiratory care but has a passion for all pediatrics Dr. Yoonessi has some major future plans!
 
With bigger dreams to bring an all inclusive integrated treatment center with many facets and resources under one roof it is easy to be excited for the next level of care she wants to provide.
 
Dr. Yoonessi and I talked about special needs and Autism specifically. I shared with her that my son is on the Autism spectrum and very high functioning. I also let her know of a few concerns, questions and uncertainty I had but that I wanted help with.
 
She was more than willing to share her own thoughts and expert experiences as well as point me in the direction of more resources and go to materials to extend my knowledge on what I needed for what I was asking.
 
Interviewing Dr. Yoonessi (I do this with any Dr. or medical professional I may send my kids to) made me feel like I have known her for a while.
 
An instant connection with a medical professional who was listening to me, hearing my concerns, helping me with what my children may need and offering extended resources.
 
Dr. Yoonessi has a great knowledge on sensory and special needs and expressed to me how early intervention for any delay is key. I couldn't agree more as a mother of a child with Aspergers.
 
Dr. Yoonessi completed her master's in Public Health and is very community driven. Community is key to her. She provides community outreach programs monthly and to support not only the children with healthy diets and such but with families as well providing health educational classes too.
 
I really appreciate that Dr. Yoonessi is inspired to continue her dedication to community health and wellness.
 
You can see her interview recently with KNX 1070 on Ibuprofen safety and also an interview on the dangers of liquid nitrogen.  
 
You can find that interview here…
 
Dr. Yoonessi continues to research topics in children's healthcare important to her as well as studying certain things that affect pediatrics.
 
It was a pleasure chatting with Dr. Yoonessi and I love that she is an animal lover too. Horses and dogs have come to share her heart with her love of children.
 
Compassion and empathy are important to her and it shows in all aspects of her life.
 
To make an appointment with Dr. Leila Yoonessi at her clinic MY Pediatric and Respiratory Care Clinic in Long Beach call 562 491 9001 or make an appointment online at https://www.mypediatricclinic.com/new-index/.
 
To stay up to date on all the services, classes, and community events offered (including the NEW Nutrition program) follow Pediatric and Respiratory Care Clinic on Facebook, Instagram, and Google Business. https://www.mypediatricclinic.com/

Running Universal Series Kicks Off on Saturday May 11 Register Now

Be Part of the Running Universal Series


Universal Studios Hollywood is inviting guests, fitness buffs, runners and walkers alike to join Stuart, Tim and Tom in its 5K Minion Run, the first in the theme park’s Running Universal series, which kicks off on Saturday, May 11.

Kick Off 2019 Fitness Resolutions with Illumination’s Mischievous Minions

PC Universal Run Series



In Universal Studios Hollywood’s 5K Minion Run, the First in the Theme Park’s Running Universal Series, on Saturday, May 11


Click
here and here to see Minions Tim, Tom and Stuart Training for the Run and Register here for the Event; Space is Limited

 
Deets on the Event...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Family Fun Supporting Reaching for the Cure - Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation 10K 5K 1K

Join the Support of Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

 
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work and the Dream is to Cure Caner.
 
In 2007, while I was pregnant with my own daughter, my nephew was born with stage 4 glioblastoma multiforme" aka a super aggressive brain tumor cancer.
 
This is near and dear to my heart and I always support any and all charities and or fundraising efforts with cancer, pediatric cancer and the research to find a cure of.
 
George is now 11.5 and in remission since he was about 3 but has a long road ahead of him still. He is in a wheelchair and needs care full time. He lights up when he sees and hears family come into the room and knows how to give the tightest hugs filled with the emotions he is not verbally able to say.
 
We are grateful for the Doctors wisdom and for George being here today. He is our miracle and our humbling grace.  
 
 
 


Read more on supporting pediatric cancer research...
 
21st annual Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 5K, 10K, Kids Run on March 17th at Irvine Valley College.

This family oriented, community event raises money and awareness for pediatric cancer research.

 
This 5K Walk is stroller-friendly and a great opportunity for families with kids of all ages to enjoy a day outside together by walking for children fighting cancer – and for an affordable price!

They also have a 1K Kids Run exclusive for the little ones and that is only $20 per child.


Each child gets an event t-shirt and their own special finisher medal when they cross the line.



What they're most known for is their Finish Line Festival and Kids Zone– this entire area is packed with activities, vendor expos, free samples - and it is free!

The Kids Zone features carnival games, rides, face painting, petting zoo, bounce houses, obstacle courses and more.


For more information about the organization and the event itself, please visit:
www.reachingforthecure.org
 

 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Valentine's Round Up From Date Night Ideas to Sweet Treats For the Kids #Valentines

Valentine's Round Up!! Date Night, Food, Family Fun, Sweet Treats, Kid Approved and more...



Let's talk all things Valentine's from date night options to family friendly and even local restaurants that have special menus.
 
 


Celebrate Love this Valentine’s Day at Dana Point Harbor

Enjoy seaside dining, sunset cruises, and explore the harbor throughout February

Dana Point Harbor welcomes everyone to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day with a seaside view at the romantic Dana Point Harbor. Couples, friends and families can shop along the waterfront, dine dockside, and truly enjoy the harbor experience filled with picturesque waterscapes and beautiful sunsets. Continue the Valentine’s Day spirit throughout February with special events and promotions at Dana Point Harbor restaurants, retailers and adventures all month long.
 


● Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching will host Valentine’s Day
cruises February 14-17. For more information visit
www.DanaWharf.com.

The Harbor Grill is celebrating Valentine’s Day with Oyster Day! Enjoy any oyster preparation for only $10.95 and then end the evening with sharing a piece of their delicious key lime pie.

● Spice up your Valentine’s Day with 10% off any regular priced item now through February 14 at
Jerky & Cali Gifts. Stop in for a unique selection of jerky and gifts!

Woody Hut is sharing the love during Valentine’s week with a complimentary chocolate rose or heart shaped lollipop just for coming in, no purchase required. This offer is valid February 10-14.

● Set sail towards the perfect Valentine’s date at
Westwind Sailing. Enjoy a two for one private sail lesson now through February 18 and a two for one paddle session February 11-18.

● Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a romantic Sweetheart Sunset Safari. You and your sweetheart will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling cider, magnificent whales, playful dolphins, cute sea lions, and much more while watching the beautiful sunset on the ocean. Book now for these special trips on February 14 and 16 at
www.DolphinSafari.com or call 949-488-2828.



Restaurant List...

Back Bay Bistro - Thursday, February 14, 5-9 PM

Enjoy a romantic evening alongside your loved one at Back Bay Bistro with a live, smooth jazz performance by the Darnell Wyrick Quintet and gourmet feast courtesy of Executive Chef Daniel Jimenez.

The dinner will feature a four-course, prix-fixe menu and present mouthwatering first course options like Roasted Heirloom Tomato Basil Bisque, succulent main courses such as the Center Cut Filet with roasted fingerling potatoes, carrots, asparagus and green peppercorn sauce, and decadent desserts like Crème Brûlée served with chocolate-covered strawberries. Experience a night like no other with outstanding service in an intimate setting with breathtaking panoramic views of the Back Bay.

$75 per person Ticket includes 4-course dinner with special performance.
*Beverages, tax and 18% gratuity not included in per person price.
To make a valentine’s Day reservation, please call 949-999-3170.
For additional event information, please visit
newportdunes.com/valentines-day-menu-at-the-back-bay-bistro/



FARMHOUSE PRESENTS VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIALS - Thursday, February 14, 2019

Cozy up with that special someone and dine al fresco this Valentine’s Day at Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens. Experience a selection of lunch and dinner specials courtesy of Owner and Executive Chef Rich Mead in the romantic, garden setting.

On Thursday, February 14, the seasonal menu will include seven new, special Valentine’s Day dishes including two small plates, two mouthwatering individual entrees, two shared entrees and one decadent dessert. Toast to your loved one with “Heart Beets”, a specialty cocktail crafted by Anthony Laborin, head of Cocktail R&D. Offered through the month of February and comprised of tequila, chartreuse, beet simple and pineapple, the refreshing, vibrant red beverage will be the perfect complement to a magical evening under the stars.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and Dinner: 5-11 p.m.

*Heart Beets cocktail available open to close, daily for the month of February

 Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens
2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar, CA 92625
For more information or to make a reservation, please call (949) 640-1415 or visit
http://farmhouserg.com.

 
Lazy Dog Café
One of our favorite go to spots for a family meal or happy hour.... we love Lazy Dog.
 
This Valentine's since they don't have just one feature but are celebrating with all things yummy, I decided to kindly remind you all, do not forget that Butter Cake.
 
 
 

 
As the perfect dessert to any end of any meal this butter cake has me raving it when I am not on location to eat it.
 
Have you tasted it.. perfect with Strawberry compote and vanilla bean ice cream on top.
 
 

My Vintage Valentine Aboard the Queen Mary Celebrates Romance and Classic Glamour - Thursday, February 14 in the Grand & Windsor Salons