Sunday, March 29, 2015

Kidz Bop 28 - Cant Get Enough !

Kidz Bop is number 1 in our house !


My daughter loved Kidz Bop 27, especially "Rude" - but when Kidz Bop 28 hit our doorstep she just about flipped out with excitement ! 
We have to take the CD into the car and into the house - I will need to buy another so that we can just have Kidz Bop everywhere ! 

Get a taste of what she loves so much HERE my daughter says you will want to start singing and dancing !

My Kidz Bop kid loves to jam along with all the songs but if you ask her what her favorites are she will shout out that she can't get enough of "Lips are Movin" and "Jealous" ! 

We even have my 3yo singing "Jealous" with how much we are playing Kidz Bop 28 !

All of the album is great and we enjoy it all . I love to make sure that my family has quality fun and we are music lovers. To find music that we can all enjoy and dance to as a family is not easy. Kidz Bop always does that for us. We can all sing and dance and have a good time with all age friendly music !

My daughters first real concert was Kidz Bop, that I took her to, and was the best experience ever for us. We have been to 3 Kidz Bop concerts since then and are ready for our 4th . 

Check out the tour dates and cities HERE !

We have had so much fun bonding over all the music we can share as a family that I myself rock out to the CD even when the kids are NOT in the car ... Sorry NOT Sorry !

Follow along with Kidz Bop on twitter HERE 

Follow along with Kid Blogger HERE 

Follow me on twitter and catch all the Concert action when we go HERE

now.. back to rocking out and enjoying some awesome music ... MAKE SOME NOISE 

#KidzBop #KidzBop28 #AwesomeAlbum #WeLoveKidzBop #MakeSomeNoise #KidzBopKids #MusicForAll #AllAges #MustDo #KidzBopFanatics +KIDZ BOP  +KidzBopMusicVEVO +KIDZBOP Grant 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

OC Pet Expo ! April 10th to 12th

America’s Family Pet Expo Returns to the OC Fair & Event Center April 10-12 for a “Furtastic” Weekend Full of Four-Legged EntertainmentThousands of animals, pet products, and adoptions happening all weekend long
**Please Do Not Bring Your Pets***

Enthusiasts of all creatures great and small will unite at the America’s Family Pet Expo (AFPE), returning to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, April 10th – 12th.  Marking its 26th year, the AFPE joins cats, dogs, miniature horses, birds, and exotic reptiles, together in this unique event giving show guests the opportunity to experience furry, feathered and scaled friends in a variety of different ways.

AFPE kindly reminds guests that the event is for humans only, pets are not allowed at the Expo, but there are plenty of interactive exhibits, educational shows and demonstrations, as well as the latest in pet trends and products for sale, so your pets won’t need to feel left out. Tickets are on sale now at   

New to the Expo, is the Purina Pro-Plan Performance Team, a high energy dog agility show that will surely be an audience favorite!  Splash Dogs take to the dock, offering a wet-and-wild canine competition, and the ever popular Human Hamster Wheel water attraction will have you running in circles.

Debuting at the 2015 Expo is “Cook’s Racing Hogs & Dogs,” a race that consists of four pigs, which run from one end of a 90-foot U-shaped track to the other.  Four dogs then compete in a similar race.  Waiting at the end of the track is a treat - vanilla ice cream and a golden Oreo cookie!  There is also lots of audience participation with this event, so get ready for some mud-slinging and fur flying fun!

Also returning are the Police Dog & Protection Demonstrations, crime fighting dogs in action showing how they serve and protect our community.  And don’t miss the Free Flight Bird Show where magnificent birds spread their wings and take flight. 

Kids can get in on the action by designing and creating a 10-gallon aquarium in the Kids Aquarium Contest.  There will also be pony rides, face paintings, and The Great American Petting Zoo for the whole family to enjoy.  If adventure calls, be sure to check out the Eurobungy Trampoline brought to you by West Coast Bungy.

Pet Adoptions will be handled on site for those looking for that “purrfect” animal addition to the family.  There will be hundreds of animals hoping to find their forever home from local community partner organizations at the Expo. Last year posted a record of more than 700 adoptions, Expo organizers hope to set a new record for 2015.

The Details
General Admission, $13.00; Seniors 60 and over, $11.00. Children 6-12, $8.00. 5 yrs and under, free. Active and retired military free with ID. Show hours:  Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pm. OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626. Parking is $7. 

Kindly leave all pets at home. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

The America’s Family Pet Expo is created, produced and managed by World Pet Association, Inc., a 60-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care.  This year marks the 26th Anniversary of AFPE.  

We are looking forward to all the animals that can be seen ! My daughter has always wanted a kitten... how do we convince dad ?

#PetExpo #OCFun #OCPetExpo #Pets #PetAdoption #PettingZoo #Shows #Dogs 

Priceless Moment Caught In Photo

These two loves, love each other more than words.

My daughter has a special bond with my father. Maybe it's because I lost my mom when I was pregnant with her? Maybe it's because she's got the characteristics of my mama? Maybe it's because they are just two peas to a wonderful sweet pod.

I am not sure what it is that draws them so close to one another but they really are best friends. It's beautiful. Her papou (Greek for grandpa) is one in a million. He has worked his whole life to see his family smile and now he works super hard to see his grandchildren smile.

He attends her soccer games, glee performances and everything in between. She invites him over for dinner and sits with him for hours just chatting or playing whatever she wants... cause he's that good to her.

I take pictures of my babies all the time.... ALL THE TIME ! Anyone who follows my instagram, twitter or facebook, can see how much I love to capture any and all moments in life.

Sometimes someone else captures the most priceless photo for you and you don't even know it !

This photo is a great shot of my two brother in laws at my sisters wedding this past weekend. I love the way they look, I even looked at this photo on line when my brother in law Angel posted it. His wife, my sister Ileana took this. I even liked the photo!

Later that day my sister Anne sent me a text with my dad and daughter that brought tears to my eyes.. it was a moment captured of pure innocent love.. the kind that is on cloud 9... the happiest of moments between a little girl and her papou... the joy in their faces kept me breathless for a moment. I asked her what photo that was and she told me it was on Angel's page from the wedding... It was the photo i liked of my brothers. It was zoomed into the background.. Great find Anne !! Great shot Ileana !!

I knew how happy my mom must have been looking down on them at that moment... and it was caught on camera ! Blessing !!!!!!!

I just wanted to share this moment.. this picture that is worth to me more than I can ever begin to explain.
Photo by Ileana - See back left of photo for Image

Priceless Moments !

Sometimes the most precious moments are captured with in someone else's magical moment... for that I am grateful these two moments are in one photo !

Feeling grateful.

#KnottsWedding #SpecialMoments #PictureInPicture #Family #LoveofFamily #RealLove #TrueLove

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Kick Off Opening Night Of Marvel Universe - WEAR your SPIDER-MAN Costume !

Southland Marvel Fans Assemble to Mark Orange County’s
Largest Gathering of Spider-Man Costumes Ever to Celebrate the
Much-Anticipated SoCal Opening Night for Marvel Universe LIVE!

Marvel Universe Live! is hosting a special COSTUME SPIDER-MAN event for the Southland Debut of MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! 

**Thursday, March 26 at 5:00 PM / Honda Center, Anaheim**

The Honda Center will be packed with a web-full of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man characters, one of the most popular Marvel Super Heroes, as the call to action has been sent out to all Southland/Orange County Marvel fans to gather on Thursday March 26th to celebrate the much-anticipated Southern California Opening Night Premiere for the all-new action stunt spectacular Marvel Universe LIVE!

Each person participating in the event that arrives dressed in full official head-to-toe Spider-Man costume will receive one complimentary ticket to see Marvel Universe LIVE! at the Honda Center/Anaheim.     (**limited to the first 250 people in attendance in costume)


Honda Center
2695 East Katella Ave. Anaheim, CA 92806

Thursday, March 26 starting at 5:00 PM                                                

Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new groundbreaking level, with a mind-blowing stunt show unlike anything experienced before!  Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) plus menacing Villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza.  Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel icons together on one awesome quest. 

Marvel Universe LIVE! is opening in Anaheim this week, playing March 26 – 29 at the Honda Center; then heads to Ontario to play the Citizens Business Bank Arena from April 9 – 12 and wraps ups the Los Angeles tour at The Forum/Inglewood, CA from May 1 – 3.

We cant wait ! 

To discover more about Marvel Universe LIVE!, please visit or follow us via social 
media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.   #MarvelUniverseLive   @MarvelOnTour
#Spiderman #ArenaAction #SoCalFun

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Marvel Universe Live - COMING NEXT WEEK !!

Live Action IN YOUR FACE !

We are so excited that Marvel Universe LIVE! is headed to the SOUTHLAND !

Get ready for an EPIC BATTLE to save the UNIVERSE!

Marvel Universe LIVE! Debuts in Greater Los Angeles - First Ever Action-Packed Arena Tour March 26–May 3

 (Los Angeles, CA) – Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new groundbreaking level, with a mind-blowing stunt show unlike anything experienced before! Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) plus menacing Villains come to life in an action packed arena extravaganza debuting in Southern California for the first time ever starting March 26th – playing Honda Center/Anaheim, Citizens Business Bank Arena/Ontario and The Forum/Inglewood. 

Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel icons together on one awesome quest. The Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe.

Feel the energy and excitement with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and stunning video projections that completely immerse the audience into the epic action and story. Nearly two years in the making, Marvel Universe LIVE! is being hailed as the most technically advanced and innovative live touring shows ever (in the more than 40 year history of Feld Entertainment). Join Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance…the fate of the Universe depends on it!

WHEN: Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29
o Thursday, March 26 7:00 PM
o Friday, March 27 7:00 PM
o Saturday, March 28 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o Sunday, March 29 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
WHERE: Honda Center – 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
TICKETS: Prices range from $20, $30, $45, $75 (VIP) and $135 (Gold Circle) Kids (ages 2-12) tickets priced at $20 each
* Opening Night discount tickets available for $20 on select seating* *not valid for VIP/Gold circle levels Tickets available for purchase online at, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office. *Tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.

WHEN: Thursday, April 9 – Sunday, April 12
o Thursday, April 9 7:00 PM
o Friday, April 10 7:00 PM
o Saturday, April 11 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o Sunday, April 12 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
WHERE: Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764 TICKETS: Prices range from $20, $30, $45, $75 (VIP) and $135 (Gold Circle) Kids (ages 2-12) tickets priced at $20 each
* Opening Night discount tickets available for $20 on select seating* *not valid for VIP/Gold circle levels 
Tickets available for purchase online at, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office. *Tickets may be subject to ticketing service charges and facility fees.

WHEN: Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3
o Friday, May 1 7:30 PM
o Saturday, May 2 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o Sunday, May 3 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
WHERE: The Forum – 3900 West Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90305
TICKETS: Prices range from $20, $30, $45, $75 (VIP) and $135 (Gold Circle) Kids (ages 2-12) tickets priced at $20 each
* Opening Night discount tickets available for $20 on select seating* *not valid for VIP/Gold circle levels
Tickets available for purchase online at, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office. *Tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees. 

For More information and all the details click HERE !!

As a treat for my readers I am able to post the following DISCOUNT CODE for $5.00 off per ticket for select shows at the $30 to $45 price range (limit 6) !!!!  **Honda Center: Friday 3/27 & Saturday 3/28 at 7pm & Sunday 3/29 at 11am; CBBA – Friday 4/10 @ 7pm, Saturday 4/11 @ 11am, Sunday 4/12 @ 5pm; The Forum 5/2 @ Saturday 7pm***
Code to use : MOM 

We are so excited ! This will be our first time attending and my kiddos are going crazy !
Not going to lie... my husband and I are super excited as well - who wouldn't be !!

Who are you most excited to see ? HULK ? THOR ? MADAME HYDRA ? There are going to be over 25 LIVE MARVEL SUPER HEROES, some working together against one... LOKI, to put on a LIVE show that will be something I hope that my family makes a yearly tradition.

Rehearsal Photo47

Get your tickets now !
They are on sale and selling out....


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We were given two tickets to attend and review the show. Grateful to Feld and Sponsor for the opportunity. #Ad 
About Feld Entertainment Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® , Monster Jam® , Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz® , AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, Disney Live! Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at

Mason Jar Craft !

Mason Jar Gifts - DIY

A few weeks ago it was teacher appreciation and my kids wanted to make their teachers a special DIY craft at home.

We got the idea from a craft we were shown at Orchard Supply Hardware . We got all of our supplies at OSH and Michael's .

Mason Jar
Spray Paint Color of Choice
Stickers of Choice
Ribbon for top decor
and something to set jar on while spraying and drying

Stick your stickers on the mason jar where you

When done stickering you can place them down and spray them !

Thank you for our awesome teachers !

We were having so much fun we made a few extras !

After you spray.. remove the stickers and BAM !

 We had so much fun doing this DIY craft !
The Cost was under $15 for 10 mason jars, multiple stickers, two colors of paint in small jars and some clearance ribbon. Used coupons on ap for Michael's !

Another fun time spent with my babies making something for someone else ! WE LOVE IT !

#Craft #DIY #MasonJar #SprayPaintMasonJars #ThankYouGifts #DoItYourselfAtHome #MasonJarCraft #TeacherGifts  #WeddingDecor #OCMomBlogger #KidsFun #FunAtHomeWithKids #Gifts #HomemadeGifts 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Family Day at Irvine Park

Traditions and more at Irvine Park's Easter Eggstravaganza !

We had a blast this year at +IrvineParkRailroad Easter Festivities.

We attend yearly and this year was nothing but a bunny blast ! We were able to meet up with some of our friends and share the fun with our kids playing together. That's what makes these moments so much more special to me.

The kids had a great time enjoying the activities. They played a ring toss type game that had all three of them trying to win a colored bunny ! (everyone wins)

The Three Easter Egg Hunters - playing carnival games.

 My Babies Egg Hunting !!


Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Train Ride - Perfect Family Fun for all !

So many activities for all ages and slotted times for Egg Hunts make it easy for the kids age groups to participate in finding the rule of thumb.. 8 eggs each !

Have some cookie with your frosting !?

My Boys - my little man enjoyed running all over the park !

Super Sweet friends with a super sweet bunny ! Great Pic and he is super patient !

The four friends had a blast at the Easter Eggstavaganza ! hehe can you spot all 4 of them ?

We had so much fun at Irvine Park RR Easter Eggstravaganza, we can NOT wait to go back !

I hope to take the kids back with in the next week or so !

The Easter festivities go on at Irvine Park RR from now until April 4th . Opens at 10am !

For more details on the events please click HERE .

Thanks Irvine Park RR for all the family fun this past weekend - we needed the time spent together with new friends too.


We were given entrance to Eggstaviganza for our review. #Spon #Giveaway #IrvinePark #Railroad #FamilyFun #thingstodo #EggHunt #FacePaint #TrainRides #BikeRental #JumpHouse #FunForAll #Traditions #EasterFun #SpringFun #OrangeCounty all Photos are courtesy of Irvine Park RR. 

Orchard Supply Hardware - totally MYOSH ! ** Event & Giveaway**

Orchard Supply Hardware is BACK !

This last month, I was able to attend two previews for two new OSH stores !

OSH was one of those hardware stores that I remember going to with my papou aka "grandpa" in Greek. I remember it having a small home town store feeling with a service level that was like family was greeting you at the counter.

Heading to the first preview in Cerritos, I was wondering if the atmosphere would be the same as it was when I was a kid.
New Orchard Supply Hardware in Cerritos and Irvine - Grand Opening March 21st !

When I walked in I was so excited to see that welcoming sign still looking like it did years ago.
I was so happy to see that there was so much effort into the relaunch of this hardware store !
The decor is warm and the store itself is open and bright !

The tour took us though all the departments laid out in a very easy to find way with in the store. I really felt like this was a relaunch to welcome not just your normal hardware needs but crafting and daily life needs too ! I LOVE it !

One thing I noticed right away was the chalk board, each location has, that is geared for community events that have OSH and locals teaming up !

OSH is getting involved in the community and the community involved !

Sweet Stop with old fashioned and snacks of today !

So many choices for outdoor entertaining, I'll take them all !


There are so many fresh flowers, herbs, starter plants and more ! I could just sit and enjoy the beauty all day .

Look I found a PENNY LANE mix !

It was a sign. I cant wait to get started in our garden expansion. Did you know that OSH will help you plant your plants and also replace them if they die... its like a plant warranty !!!! Score .


OSH offers many starter seeds. Organic too. They also have a post that will tell you what is in season to plant ! Smart !!
 It's not just a hardware store. I was so surprised to see so many useful daily needs inside OSH.
From lighting to crafting it really is a woman's world in there too ! I felt right at home and ready to start a project !

We were able to take home a craft to do after the Cerritos tour. I was so excited to try this with my kids. We received mason jars, stickers, spray paint and ribbon. We decided to work on our crafting for teacher appreciation week !

Here are a few of the mason jars we crafted up - thanks OSH !



For my girls Teacher !

For my boys teacher - huge thanks !
 I had so much fun at the event and after doing the crafting with my kids - huge thanks to OSH for the invite, fun and winning me over with their mom friendly layout !

Irvine is another location that has a brand new OSH !!!! This location is MY OSH !
We are a hop, skip and jump away so I am looking forward to all the times I will get to visit.

Every OSH has a management that wants to help you create what you see in your mind. I loved that the new manager, Teddy, is so creative !

Manager Teddy created this whole fixture set up from ideas off of
pinterest ! He really goes the extra mile for the store & customers !

These were a few of my favorite knobs ! I'd love to do my daughters
room in mermaids - Disney of course .

My crafter side heaven ! Love it ! Could buy it all !

My favorite isle in the store... #DisneySide coming out !
 At the Irvine location we were lucky enough to sample a craft for St.Patrick's day ! This one is a fun one that we are doing today after school ! Can NOT wait to craft this up !

A few of, what I thought were, the best things in OSH ...
The amazing Workbench Services ! The services are all over the place to help you with anything and everything !

Teddy - the Manager - his passion and drive to make the Irvine location was inspiring me to copy his crafting ! Great job on your master piece, I can't wait to see what you toss up next !

 This Ice Chest that is portable and great for entertaining ! YES PLEASE ! Saw it at both locations and wanted it even more after seeing it a second time !

 Something I thought was totally cool, the apparel lines that OSH carries are rugged, durable and fashionable - they have denim for rows !

Both locations had beautiful nurseries and inside them some amazing bird houses ! I could not get enough of the cuteness !


Just Beautiful and ready for SPRING !

Before I left something else just caught my eye... the old fashioned Coke crates ! I love it .. love the decor so much !  

Thank you Orchard Supply for allowing me to get a sneak peek of both your Cerritos and Irvine locations ! I had a great time touring the stores and the company of your managers at both locations was refreshing ! Thank you so much !

A few details on OSH aka just a few reasons why I love it so much I am excited to call the Irvine location MY OSH :

* Based in San Jose, CA, OSH was originally founded as a purchasing cooperative in 1931
* OSH currently has 74 retail locations in CA and OR
* Each store offers over 45,000 retail items focusing on backyard, paint and repair. Some of the notable brands carried in store - Benjamin Moore paint , DeWalt tools, Kohler plumbing and many more.
* OSH locations are apx 36k sq ft interior and 8k sq ft exterior.. that is a lot of nursery and garden !
* More details please visit OSH website HERE , on twitter visit HERE and on facebook HERE

To kick off the celebration of new OSH stores, there will be a GRAND OPENING EVENT, at each location !

Here are the details for the GRAND OPENING EVENTS to be held on Saturday, March 21st at my local IRVINE OSH !

· First 100 adults in line at the store on March 21 will receive a $25 gift card
· First 500 customers at the store on March 21 will receive a canvas shopping tote
· Musical performances by Woodbridge High School and Orange County School of the Arts

· The new approximately 36,000-square-foot Orchard Supply Hardware Store will open in Irvine.
· Retail Design Institute recently named the updated store design as the First Place award winner in their International Large Store Format Design category for 2014.
· The store features OSH’s signature “Workbench,” an expanded customer support area for basic maintenance needs, such as knife sharpening, lock re-keying and rescreening.
· Navigational and directional signage is color coded by “world” to guide the shoppers and make navigating the store intuitive and simple. Helpful directories are also located near the front entrance.
· Irvine’s OSH will employ approximately 75 associates/team members from the local community.

To celebrate with OSH and their two locations I will be giving away a $25 Gift Card to Orchard Supply Hardware !!

Enter NOW !

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you OSH for all the fun and the opportunity to giveaway $25 to one of my readers !
Cant wait to visit #MYOSH again.

#Osh #MyOSH #OrchardSupplyHardware #Cerritos #Irvine #Crafting #BBQ #Gardening #PlantInsurance #Creative #HomeNeeds #OrangeCountyHardewareStore #GetWhatYouNeed #FeelsLikeHome #SoManyThingsIWant #KeyReplacement