Monday, October 30, 2017

Plant Your Garden This Fall With Tips From Armstrong Garden Centers!

Gardening Roll Call With Armstrong Garden Centers

Fall is here! Winter is right around the corner! Not sure what to plant this fall?
With help from Armstrong Garden Centers you can plant this fall for a fruitful garden by spring!
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October through November is the best time to plant winter vegetables in California.
Armstrong Garden Centers offers a wide and unique variety of vegetables and herbs to help customers prepare their gardens for the upcoming season.
Now is the perfect time to plan for many delicious dishes to be enjoyed with family and friends, all grown right in the backyard.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Pumpkin City Details for Fundraising Nights & Top 5 Family Favs

Pumpkin City Family Tradition for Over 35 Years!

Have you been to Pumpkin City pumpkin patch in the Laguna Hills mall parking lot?

Pumpkin City's pumpkin patch has been in the same spot since 1978. My parents used to take my brother and I there, and now I take my own kids to keep the tradition going.

Thank you to Pumpkin City for the invite to experience one of our favorite Pumpkin Patches during a fundraising night!

There is a lot of fun, things to see and farm animals to pet. Oh, and of course, there are hundreds of pumpkins of all different sizes and colors just waiting to be taken home.

Hot tip....

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

OC Teal Pumpkin Project Supports Food Allergy Friendly Trick Or Treating #TealPumpkin

Have you heard of the OC Teal Pumpkin Project?

The OC Teal Pumpkin Project FB page was started by a super cool mama, Brianna Crawford, this fall to help raise awareness about the Teal Pumpkin Project here locally, to encourage other families (and businesses) to participate this year!

She is not part of any business or organization herself, she's just a local mom looking to help make 
Halloween a little more magical, one teal pumpkin at a time, in honor of her own son.

About the Teal Pumpkin Project:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Zoomars Pumpkinpalooza a Must Visit This October Halloween Season! #Zoomars

Zoomars Petting Zoo Brings Pumpkinpalooza all October Long!

We had so much fun Zoomars Petting Zoo for Pumpkinpalooza - where do I begin..... Open 9am to 5pm daily.

Thank you to Zoomara Petting Zoo for having us (my little monster was so happy) out today to experience their awesome Pumpkinpalooza event. All opinions and fun facts of our day are my own. 

With so much to do it is easy to spend hours at Zoomars.

Knott's Spooky Farm Our Family Favs - Weekends In October & the 31st #KnottsSpookyFarm

Knott's Berry Farm Brings Spooky Farm Festivities In October!

Weekends in October and on Halloween you can enjoy so much fall fun at Knott's Spooky Farm.

Thank you and huge shout out to Knott's Berry Farm for having us out on Sunday. It was a perfect day for trick or treating and meeting ghouls in Ghost Town.

But the fun does not stop there.....

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train Ticket Info #Giveaway

Happy Holiday Family Fun Prep!!


If you are like me... you plan Holiday fun in advance. Not just because I'm OCD... but because our favorite things always sell out or book up early!


To kick off the Holiday Cheer we've teamed up with Irvine Park Railroad for an awesome Christmas Train Giveaway!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Get Creative with Armstrong Garden Fall Classes #DIY

Armstrong Garden brings creativity and fun to DIY projects big and small this Fall!

Fall fun with Armstrong Garden is on now... Huge thanks for having me out to experience a class.

Have you ever felt like you want to create a centerpiece or combine your artistic side with your gardening side?

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Tried Fresh Brothers Pizza & Loved It! #Giveaway #NationalPizzaMonth #FreshBrothers

Fresh Brothers Fresh Pizza and so much more... 

Have you tried Fresh Brothers yet?
Yum - It was our first time and we loved it.

We are big on pizza but when you can order tasty appetizers, salads and desserts it's just an added bonus.
But wait... if you dine in you can also grab a beer and watch some sports on the many t.v.'s they have set up. I heard Monday night football has become a family night at Fresh Brothers and while we were picking up our to go order it was about that time.
On busy nights (4 or so week nights) we have school, soccer, training, o.t., homework and random stuff... but I still try to make or serve my kids tasty healthier foods.

We called in a to-go order. It was so easy to order, pick it up and get home to a hot meal ready for my family to chomp down on. After soccer my 10yo can eat like a grown woman... she's as fierce as her hunger too.
While the Fresh Brothers team put our order together we chatted with RJ the manager. He is really awesome. He told me how proud he is to work at Fresh Brothers not only because it's great food but because as a company they give back to their communities and take pride in bringing families together for food and fun.
RJ mentioned they have the ability to host parties or group outings. The group would make their pizzas and eat them too. I love this! You can find out more about booking one here.
Something else that RJ really stressed to me is the quality of ingredients in all their foods. From pizza to salad and all the appetizers in between... even the pepperoni is all natural. That meant taking my pepperoni pizza home, I'd see much less grease, I loved that!

I took some photos of the inside and it's pretty spacious. I can see why it fills up for game nights!
We packed up and filled our car with the smell of tasty goodness. It was a long ride home smelling but not tasting haha!
Wow! With a variety of eats Fresh Brothers packs on as much variety in their flavors.

The pizza was amazing and we all loved the taste of freshness and toppings.

The sides were delicious on their own & the chicken parm sliders and beef sliders were a hit with everyone.


The fresh green salad was perfect for the palate in between so many flavors between the pizza and the side dishes.

Something that really stuck with me was that there is vegan cheese and gluten-free pizza crust so that anyone can really enjoy that may have a dietary need.
Fresh Brothers even has you covered for dessert to go! Check out these beauties!


While we did not dine in this time I was totally encouraged by the chat RJ and I had to bring my family it. He said they like it fun, loud and full of good energy.
I told him I appreciated that since my son is a wild one but with an amazingly crafty yet sweet heart.
So... since I love that there is beer served and TVs everywhere so that families can plan a nice night out enjoying a favorite sport for the adults while the kids enjoy delish Pizza... I'm going to take the fam back for more but stay and dine in!
This month is perfect to repeat our visit.. it is National PIZZA Month!! YAY!
Fresh Brothers wants to help me host a giveaway to celebrate all things PIZZA!!
Enter below for a chance to win... post your Fresh Brothers Photos & tag with #FreshBrothers #FreshBrothersPizza
Giveaway Details:
One Large Pepperoni Pizza from Fresh Brothers, featuring all-natural pepperoni (has no artificial ingredients, minimally processed and no nitrates, and tastes very, very good!). Plus, one order of sweet knots for a treat!

Delivery only available for residents within 3 miles of Fresh Brothers stores located in Orange County. Pick-up or dine-in available at all stores in Southern California.

Laguna Niguel:24002 Aliso Creek Rd #16, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Newport Beach: 1616 San Miguel Dr, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Newport Mesa: 1124 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Irvine Market Place: 13258 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92602
Irvine Harvard Place: 17655 Harvard Ave d, Irvine, CA 92614 

No expiration, service charges or dormancy fees.
This virtual gift card will not be replaced if lost or stolen.
Not redeemable for cash, except as required by law.
Not valid at LAX.

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Happy Pizza Month!