Monday, June 27, 2016

Black Box DTSA Specialty Burgers and Crafted Cocktails

Black Box DTSA 

Eats and Drinks in the Newly Revamped Down Town Santa Ana 

There are a lot of unique eateries that bring big bold tastes and accompany them with cocktails that are fresh and creative!

Black Box is one of those new try it or diet places I have wanted to visit since I tasted some of the yummy goodness during the Taste of Santa Ana. 

I took my sister in law on a girls night out. We arrived at around 6:45 and were told to order some drinks and that the punch was always on hand and great mixed with any alcohol. 

We ordered right away and it was a good thing we did... I heard they were short staffed all of a sudden and it did take a bit to get others food out so I was happy we got out order in.

Hyundai Tucson Test Drive Our Top 5 Favorites About This Sweet Ride

Loved it!

This perfect 5 seater SUV won me over with it's mom friendly features and so much more!

We took the opportunity to fully test drive this Hyundai Tucson and took her all over Southern California!

I had a few meetings and meet ups lined up and loved how much fun and practical the Hyundai Tucson really is.

Our family was able to test drive this beauty to a few soccer practices, a team bonding event at #BoomersIrvine , to +AquaBall headquarters, to the circus, to +Ruby's Diner , to the Circus and so much more... we did not want to let her go after a fun filled week. 

Here are my personal favs!
* the drive is similar to a coup. With the drive train handling, it's perfect for around town, or on the go gooo. Tight turns and easy to comfortably control gave me the confidence in the Tucson that I was looking for in an SUV.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Anaheim's Only Rooftop Lounge The Fifth Sneak Peek

Anaheim's Only Rooftop Lounge The Fifth

Views of Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure Parks are Stunning

I was able to visit The Fifth, the Grand Legacy at the Park's new Roof Top Lounge, as a guest last Friday. 

They are currently only open to their Hotel Guests but this Friday I will also be attending their Hospitality Night as a guest in hopes to bring you the Fireworks that I was not able to bring you last week. The weather totally matter with this Disney Fun hehe. 

The Fifth will offer a full bar with specialty drinks from those you know to some that have been created for the bar itself by the staff and owner. 

Of course I had to try a few.. my favorite was the Sammy Loves Peaches.. yum so on point for me. 

There will also be a menu of small bites that, once open to the public or if you are staying over night soon, I totally suggest trying while you watch the sunset dip into the background of Disneyland!

Loved the Caprice Skewers and the Roastbeef Wrap!

Don't forget the dessert... fresh Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich!

It really is beautiful at any time of day but... the sunset into the evening is just breathtaking. 

For a few hours before the sun totally sets and the Fireworks hopefully go off nightly... there is often live Music that will be there for your enjoyment. 

Follow Along THIS FRIDAY When I Go Back to Catch The Fireworks Live from The Fifth!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Ruby's Diner Brings New Menu Items Just in Time for Summer

Ruby's Brings Limited Time Only Menu Items For Summer

Get YOUR Ruby's Shake Face ON and Win!

To Kick Off Summer Ruby's Diner is bringing us some fun and tasty ways to beat the heat and fill our bellies. 

Whats New for a Limited Time?
Three new candy shakes, three variations of sliders and a new appetizer will headline summer dining at all Ruby’s locations.

Keep Cool This Summer At Boomers Buccaneer Cove #Giveaway

Keep Cool This Summer Locally in Irvine!
Buccaneer Cove at Boomer's in Irvine

Summer is totally here! Next weekend it is supposed to be over 100deg. Wait, What?!

We just had a team building event at Boomer's Buccaneer Cove for our Strikers OC Club Soccer team.

Be Part of Healthy Choices Daily Join The #AquaBallPledge

Take the AquaBall Pledge

Motivation and Encouragement to help families and kids make healthier choices.

Make ONE healthy choice per day to reduce sugar in your daily diet!

Are you excited? We are! What does it all mean? What do you do to be part of the pledge fun?

The AquaBall Pledge asks kids to make ONE HEALTHY CHOICE a day to reduce sugar. One of the easiest ways to do that is by eliminating a high-sugar beverage, such as a juice box/pouch or a soda, and replacing it with an AquaBall…which has ZERO SUGAR!

How does the AquaBall Pledge work?
Download & Print the Certificate here or on the pledge page directly.

* Your child will sign it (Symbols for those really little ones are OK!)

* Scan or Take a Photo with your Phone of the signed Certificate and email it to

What is next?

Directly From The AquaBall Headquarters to Motivate us all to Take That Pledge here are the full details.. 

The AquaBall Pledge is the launch of a national campaign encouraging children to make one healthy choice a day by reducing sugar in their diets. 

When a child ‘Takes the AquaBall Pledge’ they are joining inthe battle against childhood obesity and diabetes and choosing healthier options.

The children are sent a wristband, a coupon for a free AquaBall and merchandise. As they complete each month a new wristband is sent out to them, with a new color.

Once they complete three months they receive a gold wristband and will be entered into a drawing for an AquaBall Party with their friends. 

To find out more information and to take the AquaBall Pledge go to

Aubrye Foote, Chief Mom of True Drinks, stated, “Kids drink more than they eat and most of the kid’s beverages on the market today are packed full of sugar. 
Even if there isn’t any ‘added sugar’ in the beverage, one drink can exceed the daily amount of sugar a child should have. Our idea was to create the AquaBall Pledge to encourage families to have fun while making a healthy choice at the same time.
If they replace their favorite juice pouch or soda with an AquaBall, they immediately eliminate at least 9 grams of sugar. Every little change is a step in the right direction. I’m hoping that every parent joins me in the AquaBall Pledge and encourages their friends to join as well.”

We are joining in and we are loving it! 

Kick off SUMMER with a Healthy Pledge to keep hydrated but with out the sugar! 

Tag your social posts with #AquaBallPledge to show your healthy side too!

Proud to be an #AquaBallMoms and have #AquaBalKids 

Get Your Fair Face On This Year With The OC Fair This Summer

Get Your Fair Face On! 

That is This Year's OC Fair Theme

The OC Fair wants you to “Get Your Fair Face On!”

July 15-August 14, 2016 with 23 days and nights of food, rides, shopping, exhibits, animals and headline performances in the Pacific Amphitheatre, nightly music in The Hangar and adrenaline-inducing events in the Action Sports Arena. 

The Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday. Tickets are available for purchase at or from the on-site Box Office (limited hours.) Download the free 2016 OC Fair iPhone and Android apps available this summer for a full schedule of events, event map, Find My Car and more.

Daily Discounts Offered for the 2016 OC Fair July 15-August 14
Discounts available for admission, food, carnival and more.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Free Kids Fun in Downtown Los Angeles this Summer

Wow! Kick Off Summer with Free Family Shows Outdoors!

Free and Open to the Public - 4 Shows YOU Can Enjoy

A series of free, family shows has been announced for the Watercourt stage at Grand Performances in downtown Los Angeles this summer. 

The stage is built into a giant water fountain on California Plaza which is next to the MOCA and Broad Museums, and Pershing Square. 

Sealife Aquarium to Host an Ocean Event in Encinitas June 9


Ocean Event at Swami's Beach Hosted by SEA LIFE Aquarium THIS WEEK!

"Snapshot Cal Coast"

This sounds super fun - I wish my kids were out of school already so I could head down this week...

Sensory Friendly Finding Dory Movie June 25

See Finding Dory in a Sensory Friendly Theater Environment!

Everyone can enjoy at their specific level of comfort with the lights dimmed low.

Join others that need to have that special needs comfort to enjoy a movie all together and still get the experience of the theater for you all. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Santa Ana Zoo Announces Summer Nights With Music and Brews Events

Santa Ana Zoo Announces 2016 Summer Concert Series & Beer Tasting Event Dates

Santa Ana Zoo Welcomes Summer with Music and Brews!

OC Residents Get Ready to Swing into Summer with Cool Line Up of Musical Talent and Local Craft Breweries.

Are you ready for some outdoor local fun? I am!

The Santa Ana Zoo’s “Sunsets at the Zoo” summer concert series and “Brew at the Zoo” beer-tasting events sponsored by Guaranty Chevrolet of Santa Ana & the Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ) return by popular demand again this summer adding a fifth night! 

The first summer concert and brew-tasting event will take place Sunday, June 12th at 5:30 pm.

Legoland CA Upcoming Events - Star Wars Days Up First

Legoland CA Summer Events and More....

Plan out the fun you have at +legolandcalifornia with these up coming events!

* Join the action-packed LEGO® Star Wars Days and LEGO Club Weekend with activities including LEGO Star Wars™ Miniland Scavenger Hunt, character meet and greets, costume contests, giveaways and more! 

Plus, complete the Pop Badge Challenge to receive limited edition LEGO Star Wars Pop Badges.

Travel to a galaxy far, far away... 

* The summer heats up at LEGOLAND with a star-spangled Fourth of July celebration, "Red, White and BOOM!"

Don't miss Fireworks set to a patriotic musical tribute beginning at 8:30 p.m. with great viewing in designated locations throughout the Park. 
Throughout the day, kids of all ages can enjoy live musical performances and participate in all-American family picnic games, like water-balloon tosses, burlap sack races, family build challenge and LEGO® Hamburger relay.

The celebration lasts from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and fireworks at 8:30 p.m. All Red, White and BOOM! activities are included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND California.

Get Summer started with Legoland Fun - The Water Park is Open Now too so take a break from the new Ninjago World and add the Water Park to your day for that cool down break! Get all the details here!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Discovery Cube Summer Fun Now Open Two New Exhibits

Motorcycles and Dinosaurs - Can That be any COOLER!?

Check them both out at +DiscoveryCubeOC . this Summer

There are some awesome things to do this Summer right here in Orange County. 

Indoor and what I like to call EduFun - Educational and Fun - Discovery Cube OC is perfect for both.

I really love that Discovery Cube OC changes up and keeps it fresh with all their fascinating educational hands on exhibits. 

Open Now, through September 11th 2016, there are TWO new Educationally Fun things for you and your kiddos to stay cool over the Summer doing at Discovery Cube OC. 

My kids love Dinos and they have a soft spot for Motorcycles since that is the industry their mama worked corporate in for a while... 

Hot off the press and let me tell you it is exciting... 

Hands-On Harley Davidson

Get ready to hit the road this summer with Hands-On Harley Davidson! 
Engineers and motorcycle enthusiasts alike will enjoy interactive activities to learn about safety and engine parts while also conducting experiments to see what happens when you throttle-on, lean into a curve or descend a mountain road. 

This educational traveling exhibit illustrates science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts through a one-of-a-kind experience that lets visitors Dream It! Build It!... and Ride It! 

Tag your photos from your visit with #DCHARLEY 

Extreme Dinosaurs 

Watch the world’s strangest dinosaurs come to life at The Cube! 

The Extreme Dinosaurs exhibit immerses guests in a naturalistic landscape where animatronic dinosaurs roar, snarl, move their limbs and more. In addition to the life-size models, there are skeletons, a variety of real and replica fossils, and interactive activities showcasing some of the most recent bizarre dinosaur finds from the current “Golden Age” of paleontology. 

This family friendly experience blends science, excitement, and inspiration by highlighting the stories behind the dinosaurs’ most unusual characteristics.

Tag your photos from your visit with #DCDINOS

What I love most about Discovery Cube OC is that both of my kids can enjoy the education they are getting while playing and discovering. Happy Summer everyone!