Wednesday, January 27, 2021

We're Hooked!! Secrets of Sulphur Springs on Disney Channel is a Family Favorite for Friday Nights #secretsofsulphursprings

Spooky, Suspenseful, Surprises.. Secrets of Sulphur Springs has all of that and so much more!


Have you seen Secrets of Sulphur Springs on Disney Channel? We are totally hooked on this show.


Airing Fridays on Disney Channel the show is perfect for families. I would suggest age 9 and up for viewing just bevaue rhere are some suspenseful moments. But my kiddos love that!


Since the show is on episode 5 (to be aired on Friday the 29th you may want to catch up on line with Disney+ like we did. 


Thanks to Disney Channel for giving us a preview to rhsi Friday's episode. So so good!!!!


We also loved the cupcakes sent over that were perfect to snack on for our family time. Thanks a bunch Disney!


We are all loving this fun show filled with anticipation that leaves us wanting more each time an episode ends.


More deets on the show...

"Secrets of Sulphur Springs” is a time-travel mystery series for kids & families. 

Set in the fictional Louisiana town of Sulphur Springs, the series follows 12-year-old Griffin Campbell (Preston Oliver, "Chicago Fire") whose world has been upended by his father, Ben (Josh Braaten, "American Horror Story"). Ben has moved the family from Chicago to take ownership of an abandoned hotel property, The Tremont. The Campbell family, which also includes Griffin's mother, Sarah (Kelly Frye, "Criminal Minds"), and his younger twin siblings, Wyatt (Landon Gordon, "Coop & Cami Ask the World") and Zoey (Madeleine McGraw, "Outcast"), moves into The Tremont in hopes of restoring it to the lively vacation destination it once was. On his first day at his new school, Griffin hears rumors that the hotel is haunted by the ghost of Savannah (Elle Graham, "Swamp Thing"), a girl who disappeared decades ago. He soon meets and befriends Harper (Kyliegh Curran, "Doctor Sleep"), a thrill-seeking classmate, and soon they discover a secret portal that allows them to travel back in time and uncover clues about the town mystery.


Episode 5, "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Time" airs Friday on the Disney Channel 8pm. We will be re watching it!


Until next week.... keep up the suspense & enjoy the surprises!

See the full trailer here 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

It's Girl Scout Cookie Time & There's A New Cookie - ToastYay is added to the line up. Plus #Giveaway #girlscoutcookies

Happy Cookie Season... Girl Scout Cookies are back end of this month! 


This only happens once a year & you do not want to miss it! 

We love this time of year & things are a bit different to keep everyone healthy & safe during Covid19.

As a girl scout mom, my favorite time is time with my daughter... we like to sign up for mom and daughter booths, we get to hang out and sell together. This year we can not do that thus far so we're a bit bummed but there are other creative ways we're teaming up to sell these cookies!
 

My daughter has been in Girl Scouts since she was 5, she is now 13 & she still loves it as much as she did back then. So do I.

When I ask her what she loves about being a Girl Scout she always tells me the same things year after year. She loves to help others, volunteer, learn new things, give back and gain confidence. (I love the thin mints I store in my Freezer...)


 
All of these things she notices about herself are well noticed by her family and friends as well. So proud of her. Last year she was able to volunteer over 100 hours of service & wants to do more.

These lessons that are learned about life, teamwork, togetherness, commitment, responsibility, confidence and so much more are all part of growing up in her troop with her amazing leader Kelly. 

What I have really loved is seeing my baby girl grow into a respectful, responsible, empathetic, caring, smart, athletic young lady. Girl scouts support these girls doing their best in everything they do. 



Our troop is ready for cookie season... are you?! We work very hard at selling during cookie season. A portion of the sales comes directly back to the troop.

Our troop has used these funds to adopt sea lions, make blankets for shelters, create an adopt don't shop campaign, earning a Bronze Award and so much more.


Here are some tips and fun facts about cookie season and the cookies this year. 


Girl Scout Cookie Season begins NOW in Orange County. 

 
The Girl Scout Cookie Program helps girls to develop five essential life skills:
 
·         Goal Setting
·         Decision Making
·         Money Management
·         People Skills
·         Business Ethics

Through the Cookie Program, Girl Scouts earn money to power their own leadership opportunities and adventures. 

 
Troops work together to decide how their troop’s proceeds will be spent. Plus, all the revenue earned from our Cookie Program stays within Orange County to support life-changing programs for nearly 20,000 girls.
 
 
Cookie prices...The price of Girl Scout cookies in Orange County is $5.00 per package. Gluten-free cookies in Orange County are $6.00 per package.

New flavor this year!!! The ToastYay is delish. We love the cinnamon sugar crunch. Check out our video tasting them for rhe first time here.


Vegan cookie flavors: Lemonades, Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties & S’mores

Gluten-Free: Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies (limited availability)

 
Cookie finder information where you can locate a Girl Scout selling cookies near you.


My daughters personal link is  
 https://app.abcsmartcookies.com/#/social-link-landing/3ae9a727-9f45-4515-bd54-f9b5ec94d5aa
 

Overall we are extremely happy with our experience in Girl Scouts and strive to help support our girl and her troop. 
 

Five skills girls develop through the program: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills, Business Ethics.


To join Girl Scouts or learn more about volunteering, please visit:   www.girlscouts.org/join.

 
As a kick off to Cookie Season we are doing a giveaway with Girl Scouts OC for a cookie pack of each of the 9 flavors offered.


Enter below and good luck!
It's Cookie Time...

Sunday, November 29, 2020

DIY Hot Chocolate Bombs !! #hotchocolatebombs

It's All the Fad..... Hot Chocolate Bombs!!


Have you heard of Hot Chocolate Bombs?!


Okay so we decided to make them.

Let's just get to it. We had so much fun crafting these up.


What you need:


Sphere Silicone Mold
Melting Chocolate
Sprinkles 
Marshmallows
Hot Chocolate


Here are the easy to do steps:

Melt your chocolate (use micro safe bowls if need to and heat in 30 sec increments)


Pour into molds about a teaspoon at first to coat the mold.. hot tip.. or cold.. haha.. put the mold into freezer after a thin layer about a minute then layer up from center out not too thick.



Set mold in freezer to harden up chocolate
After 5 mins pop them put carefully and place on sheet. I stuck a cold pack under mine to keep them from melting when I picked them up.

Fill half the molds with hot cocoa & choclate chips, sprinkles and marshmallows


Heat a plate and put half the sphere on just to melt the edge of the rim then put it on top of the other half sealing the two halves... hold for a few seconds to melt together.

Drizzle and or sprinkle the top 

Heat milk or water and drop your hot chocolate bomb in!


Enjoy!! Tasty & homemade!!


Happy Holidays! 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Give the Gift of Rubio’s Burrito Box This Holiday Season! #rubios #burritobox

Tacos, Tacos, Tacos, Burrito & a Blanket...


This is my type of Holiday cheer!!!!! It involves one of our favorites... Rubio's nom nom foodie holiday treats.


Warm your spirits and bring a little burrito joy with the Rubio’s Peace, Joy & Burritos Gift Box.


We order rhe family meal pack often so we will try this featured pack for for sure! Festive gifts plus cards to eat.. yes please!


For $39.95, receive a burrito blanket, fuzzy socks, candle + matches, a puzzle & $30 in free entrée cards.


The contents of the Holiday Box will create those cozy, festive vibes we look forward to every year. 


Boxes can be purchased on Black Friday,11/27, at https://rubios-holiday-box.myshopify.com/.


Thursday, November 12, 2020

Winter Fest OC Presents Night of Lights OC #Nightoflightsoc #winterfest

Winter Fest OC is proud to present Night of Lights OC, a magical and immersive holiday lights and winter wonderland drive-thru experience. 


Night of Lights OC begins Thursday, December 3rd and will run every night through January 3rd (excluding Christmas Eve) at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

 


From the safety of their own vehicles, guests will be guided through a clearly defined mile-long course featuring over one million lights, themed holiday scenery and characters including Santa (through Dec. 23rd), animated light shows and tunnels synchronized to music through a car radio or smartphone, special effects, a Christmas tree lighting spectacular, and more.

 

Holiday favorite treats such as hot cocoa, cinnamon sugar donuts, and Mom’s Bake Shoppe cookie buckets and brownies will be available before entering the Night of Lights OC experience through a pre-order with online ticket purchase.

 

Entry to the event is through online ticket purchases only at NightOfLightsOC.com. Early Bird general admission tickets are available now starting at $49.99 per vehicle (up to five people) on select nights. Larger vehicle tickets (six to nine people) start at $69.99 on select nights.

 

The press release is below and attached with details, and promotional images/logo can be downloaded here.

 

Winter Fest OC Presents: Night of Lights OC, A Magical One Mile Holiday Lights and Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Experience

 

Immersive Drive-Thru Light Show Beginning December 3rd Features Over One Million Lights, a Christmas Tree Lighting Spectacular and More at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa

 

Winter Fest OC is proud to return this year in presenting Night of Lights OC, a magical and immersive winter wonderland drive-thru experience running this holiday season at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. From the safety of their own vehicles, guests will be guided through a clearly defined mile-long course featuring over one million lights, themed holiday scenery and characters including Santa (through Dec. 23rd), animated light shows and tunnels synchronized to music through a car radio or smartphone, special effects, a Christmas tree lighting spectacular, and more.

 

“The 6th annual Winter Fest OC is excited to return in a different format in these unprecedented times as the demand from the community has been overwhelming with families looking for alternative ways to still celebrate the holidays,” said Katrina Carlson, executive producer of Night of Lights OC. “Night of Lights OC is an immersive event that allows everyone to safely experience the magic of the season and keep annual holiday traditions alive.”

 

Night of Lights OC begins Thursday, December 3rd and will run every night through January 3rd (excluding Christmas Eve). Entrance begins at 5pm with time sessions available until 10pm (Sunday to Thursday) or 11pm (Friday and Saturday). Santa will make an appearance through December 23rd.

 

“Night of Lights OC is a must-see holiday experience with a Christmas tree lighting spectacular, including a mile-long drive-thru complete with dazzling and animated lights, plus themed experiences with characters and special effects such as snow fall and bubbles,” continued Carlson. “Guests will be transported to a winter wonderland through a Snow Globe, Icicle Playground, Luminary Village, Inside an Ornament and more. Whether it’s a family outing, date night, or girls night, Night of Lights OC is sure to bring holiday cheer to all ages.”

 

Pre Order In-Car Holiday Food Treats

Holiday favorite treats are available before you enter the Night of Lights OC experience through a pre-order when purchasing your tickets. Seasonal favorites include hot cocoa, cinnamon sugar donuts, as well as Mom’s Bake Shoppe cookie buckets and brownies, tamales, Holiday ‘Family 4 Pack’ meals, and much more. Food is available to order online by 10am on the date of admission and will be available to pick-up prior to entering the drive-thru experience.

 

Tickets & Pricing

Entry to the event is through online ticket purchases only at NightOfLightsOC.com. Limited reservations are available per time session and guests are encouraged to buy in advance to reserve their date and time session before they sell out.

 

Early Bird general admission starts at $49.99 per vehicle (up to five people) on select nights. Larger vehicle tickets (six to nine people) start at $69.99 on select nights. Vehicle height is limited to 8 feet or less, due to the light tunnels. Pricing will increase after Early Bird tickets are sold out.

 

Community Heroes Discounts

Every Monday, Night of Lights OC will honor local community heroes with a special $5 off coupon for teachers, military personnel, law enforcement, medical workers and firefighters.

  • December 7th Salute to Teachers: Eligible guests can use the code “TEACH” and bring their relevant Teacher ID for onsite verification.
  • December 14th Salute to Military and Law Enforcement: Eligible guests can use the code “SERVICE” and bring their relevant Military or Law Enforcement ID for onsite verification.
  • December 21st Salute to Medical Workers: Eligible guests can use the code “FIRSTAID” and bring their relevant Medical ID for onsite verification.
  • December 28th Salute to Firefighters: Eligible guests can use the code “FIRE” and bring their relevant Firefighter ID for onsite verification.

 

For more information, visit WinterFestOC.com or follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram @WinterFestOC.