Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A MUST Do - Free Kids Fishing Clinic & Fishing Trip Every Sunday with Dana Wharf - Review

Fish On!!! Dana Wharf Fishing Clinic for the Kids...

At Dana Wharf in Dana Point there are a lot of options you can choose from for a quality fishing experience.
Thank you for inviting us nit to experience one of those. All opinions are our own.

There are fishing options of half day, three quarter day and even all day fishing with Dana Wharf.
My husband and I have done one other sportfishing trip and it was not the greatest catch and left us wanting more time on the water.

When we learned about the Kids Fishing Clinic held free on Sunday's we totally got excited!

Our kids love to fish but, at ages 7 and 11, sometimes it gets challenging to know the right weights, bait and depth of water when fishing on our own.
The kids found out about the different types of fish in our local ocean and about sustainable fishing.

The clinic was bout 30 minutes and perfect to give the kids basic info on beginner fishing. They also held a raffle for all the kids on board.

Boysenberry Festival at Knott's Berry Farm Brings Over 75 Tasty Treats #BoysenberryFestival #KnottsBerryFarm

It's the Berriest Time of the Year at Knott's Berry Farm!

Are you ready for Boysenberry everything from delish eats to sweets treats and everything Berry in between?!
We are!! It is my favorite time of year at Knott's Berry Farm... reminds me of my mama.

We are big fans of the traditional Boysenberry pie but Knott's does an amazingly berrytastic job of incorporating the goodness of Boysenberry into like basically everything.
Thanks to Knott's for inviting us to be Official Taste Testers.. hehe.. so much food and so much goodness.

Before I dive in you can see my foodie roll call of a few of the over 75 items we previewed here.
Eats, Treats, Berriest of Sweets and more..
 There will be a tasting card and that is always, in my opinion, the best option for a variety of tastes.
Also returning this year there will be a variety of wine and beer pairings available. There is always something the hubs and I like from ale to the wine. Also something for everyone... our favorite the Boysenberry Boba!

Don't forget to check out the apparel and merchandise for a fun souvenir too.
Special items include boysenberry chocolate varieties, jerky, soda, candy, coffee and even a complete bath and body line.
New this year, to celebrate the Boysenberry Festival outside of the park, Yogurtland will be offering Boysenberry Pie Frozen Yogurt. We had a taste of this creamy dreamy treat and it's delish. Tip... you can even pick up a discount coupon to save up to $30 on Knott's tickets!

You can even purchase a boysenberry plant to take home and plant to grow your own boysenberries.
All of these items celebrate the amazing flavor of the boysenberry in unique ways.
The Deets...
The 31 day food festival features over 75 one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus foot-stompin’ entertainment, the Wine and Craft Brew Tasting Garden, and family fun everyone will love!

From sun up to sun down, the festival offers good ol’ fashion food, fun and entertainment.

Pick up a tasting card to sample a few of the most popular boysenberry dishes in the park. New items this year and with over 75 to taste and try we do have our favorites. ELOTE!!
The amazingly popular with everyone in or family coconut macaroons area must try and picking one up wont break the bank.. and they are huge!

"For guests with a hankerin’ for some live entertainment, the options are endless with live music throughout the park." YES! 
The limited-time food festival is included with admission to Knott’s Berry Farm.
The Knott's Boysenberry Festival runs March 29 - April 28, 2019. Don't forget you can pick up some of these tasty treats and foodie bites outside of Knott's in the Market Place too... everyone can enjoy the Boysenberry Festival!


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Wonder Park Movie Inspired Us to Use Our Crafty Side Plus... We Loved The Movie!! A Must See! #WonderPark

WONDER PARK hit theaters March 15, 2019

What will you create from inspiration and wonder!?
We were really excited to see the movie together. Imagination is key to so much in this world.. it can become reality!
The kids were so grateful to Wonder Park Movie for sending over the Amazon movie inspired box and all sorts of crafting supplies. Thank you!

It was an inspiring moment to see the kids work together (for the cat that my son does not like) to make a build and cut and glue.
They came up with this awesome Cat Condo. I know right.. don't rush to put your orders in yet... it's a work in progress.
So much fun... It was so nice to sit and help them with final touches. I will treasure moments like this since they are getting older fast and time does not listen to me when I ask it to SLOW down.

Have you seen the movie? We loved it! This past weekend we made a special trip out to the drive in with sweets in hand. It was so cool!!!
I mean we all said that we loved it but it was like each of us took something different away from it.
I don't want to give away or ruin too much of the plot.. but we all got emotional and loved every bit of Wonder Park Movie.
About the Movie and more...
WONDER PARK tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.
Get creative and show your fun with #wonderparkmovie and #WonderPark on social media too!
Let your imagination run wild....

Friday, March 15, 2019

Rubio's Delights with Sustainable Seafood! Just in Time for Lent too... Plus #Giveaway

Where are all my Rubio's fans at?!

From street tacos to fish tacos, burritos and bowls that fill you up, Rubio's has got something for everyone.

We are fish taco fans and I love that there is a variety to choose from at Rubio's. From mahi mahi with mango to wild caught salmon... delish.

Here are a few upcoming deals you just can't miss!! I mean free chips n guac!!!!

** Free chips & guac March 22 & 23 with coupon: https://www.rubios.com/coupons/2019-national-chip-dip-day


** $5 Burritos on National Burrito Day, April 4 with coupon: https://www.rubios.com/coupons/national-burrito-day-2019
** Rubio’s is encouraging eating seafood twice a week for great health benefits, based on recommendations from the American Heart Association.


They offer sustainable seafood too! Oh and great for Lent.. we are always looking for seafood or fish options!

Win win win.... thanks for the tasty eats and supporting sustainable fishing Rubio's!

Enter to win a $10 giftcard to Rubio's... see my Facebook to enter here.
Happy Eating!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Tickets on Sale Now for CHOC Follies To Support CHOC Foundation #CHOCWalk PLUS #GIVEAWAY

Tickets on Sale Now for CHOC Follies To Support CHOC Foundation In Prep for CHOC Walk 2019

Yes!!! I got a taste of what it takes to volunteer with the CHOC Children's Foundation CHOC Follies cast and crew.
Fundraising this year goes to the new Mental Health support at CHOC.
Thank you CHOC for going above and beyond to help our youth and their families get through many trials to see triumphs of all kinds.
CHOC is very special to us.. you can read more about our story here.
You can join the Follies next year and volunteer but this year please consider attending and supporting with a ticket purchase.  Website: https://www.chocfollies.org 
CHOC Follies is a spring musical put on by communitiy members who gather to sing and dance in support of CHOC Children’s mission to advance children’s health.
This year’s show will raise awareness for CHOC Children’s mental health initiative, a full continuum of care for children and families facing mental health challenges.
Proceeds from this event support the care, services, education, and research that CHOC Children’s provides in our community.
You can check out my song and dance moment here.

Wait... enter my #Giveaway too!
Enter to win 4 tickets to CHOC Follies.
Dates to select from - 3/28 8pm, 3/29 8pm, 3/30 2pm or 3/30 8pm.

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Oh and don't forget that CHOC Walk registration is now open... register your team here.
Follow along on social media too with #CHOCFollies #CHOCWalk and #CHOCFoundation .