Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lucille's Gives Back This Thanksgiving with Operation Home Front to Support Military Families! Dine On Your Fav's & Help Locally Too! #LucillesBBQ

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que Celebrates Military Family Month Teams Up With Round It Up America To Raise Funds for Operation Homefront Holiday Meals for Military

Family-owned, award-winning barbeque destination Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que is celebrating Military Family Month by teaming up with Round It up America to raise funds for Operation Homefront’s Holiday Meals for Military program.
I Love THIS! Here are all the details....

During November, Lucille’s will donate to Operation Homefront the Round It Up America contributions – in which guests “round up” their purchases to the nearest dollar – at 23 participating locations throughout Arizona, California and Nevada. Team members at Lucille’s restaurants will wear buttons to show their support.
Throughout November, for each donation of $5 or more, Lucille’s will give guests a $10 bonus card good for a return visit. (One per table, please.) Lucille’s will also be serving up a ‘Louisiana Lemonade,’ a refreshing drink that combines Bacardi Raz, Chambord, fresh blueberries, lemonade, Lucille’s fresh house sour and topped with a light beer, all served in a 22oz mug. For each drink sold, Lucille’s will donate an additional $1 benefitting military families.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Snowland Returns to Great Wolf Lodge! #GWLSoCal #SnowLand

Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge!

Great Wolf Lodge’s signature winter celebrations with Snowland will begin again on Saturday, November 25, 2017!

We LOVE Great Wolf Lodge!! I am so excited that there is another festive season celebrated at Great Wolf Lodge in So Cal.

I have to say that this is one of my kids most favorite places to be, swim, stay, play, everything... ever. Great Wolf Lodge is really a one stop shop for indoor, outdoor, year-round family entertainment with everyone's favorites... water play and attractions.

Here is the breakdown of Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge... 


Monday, November 13, 2017

Holiday Gift Idea - Give Back With The Gift of Relaxation at Burke Williams #BlackFriday

Pamper Someone Special on Your Holiday List with a Burke Williams Gift Card Package
and Receive a Special Gift Just for You!

The Holidays are among us!! Not only do we all need to get ready for Thanksgiving in a few days but, hello Christmas, you are right around the corner.

I don't know about you but I am always looking for the perfect gift for my closer family and friends. Those who I know deserve a moment of quiet, of peace, of relaxation!

Burke Williams has the perfect gift options to fulfill all of my gift idea wants and needs. 

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Here are a few of the amazing relaxation and wellness promotions Burke Williams will offer this 2017 Holiday Season!

New Years Eve on The Queen Mary with Spectacular Fireworks Display 2017 #NYE #QueenMaryNYE

SoCal’s Top Fireworks Display and New Year’s Eve Bash Aboard the Legendary Queen Mary

Toast to 2018 with Unforgettable Celebrations and Live Entertainment on December 31, 2017


Toast to 2018 aboard the majestic Queen Mary and ring in the New Year with a night of captivating live entertainment, delicious food, and spectacular drinks culminating with one of SoCal’s top New Year’s Eve fireworks display on Sunday, December 31, 2017.

New Year’s Eve revelers will voyage throughout the ship’s decks, ballrooms, and salons for one night of multiple celebrations with live music performances, multiple DJs, dueling pianos, and more! Dubbed Southern California’s top fireworks display, the 15-minute-long fireworks show paints the night sky with exhilarating colors in-sync to New Year Eve themed music off the stern of the ship.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Pick the Perfect Pine at Newport Dunes Tree Lot This Winter 2017 #NewportDunes


Pick the perfect pine at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort Christmas Tree Lot, open Friday, November 24 – Saturday, December 21 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sip complimentary coffee and hot chocolate while browsing hundreds of trees including Noble, Nordmann, Grand and Douglas varieties as well as holiday wreaths and Cedar garlands.
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Newport Dunes Tree Lot receives fresh shipments weekly and offers delivery as well as free parking for Christmas tree shoppers.

Friday, November 10, 2017

WinterFest OC Returns to the OC Fair & Events Cetner Plus #Giveaway #WinterFestOC

Winter Fest OC returns to the OC Fair & Event Center, December 21—January 7!

More than 20 wintry activities are back by popular demand including outdoor ice skating, ice tubing down Snowflake Summit, snow play area with real snow, Festival of Lights two-million-light stroll-through display, a nightly tree lighting ceremony with parade, snow flurries, fireworks and flying Santa, and much more!


Here is the latest on this super "Cool" event...

Santa and His Reindeer Fly Over the Fairgrounds as Winter Fest OC Returns!

Southern California’s Ultimate Winter Experience Continues with 18 days of Entertainment, Attractions and Fun for all Ages.

Celebration Festivals is “bringing winter to the OC” with the return of Southern California’s largest winter tradition - Winter Fest at the OC Fair & Event Center. This year, the forecast calls for 18 days of snow in a winter wonderland of fun as Winter Fest will run from December 21through January 7, giving families additional time in the new year to enjoy more than 20 wintry activities that are back by popular demand. See Santa and his reindeer fly over the fairgrounds for four nights only before heading back to the North Pole on Christmas Day.

Winter Fest’s giant wonderland of family fun and date night charm is a great value with tickets available starting at only $10. Season passes are also available for all 18 days of Winter Fest to capture plenty of Instagram-worthy pictures.

Every admission ticket includes:

Monday, November 6, 2017

We Love The Holidays At Heritage Hill in Lake Forest - Candlelight Walk Dates Extended!

Heritage Hill is a Lake Forest Historical Landmark and Holidays at Heritage Hill are beautiful.

Have you visited before? Heritage Hill in Lake Forest has many seasonal festivities but their Holiday fun is my favorite.
My daughter has spent 5 years attending the Holiday festivities as a girl scout with her troop. We love walking around seeing all the decor.
The Candlelight Walk is popular and wonderful for a family time out.
This year there is big news for the Candlelight Walk so here are all the details. I hope you get to enjoy Holidays at Heritage Hill!
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Beautiful Lighting of the Bay at Newport Dunes Nov 24th To Kick Off Holiday Time in OC

A Magnificent Display of Holiday Lights Kick off This Season at Newport Dunes!

Have you been to the Lighting Spectacular at Newport Dunes?
Here are all the details on this family friendly night out event.
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Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort will kick off the holiday season with the 27th annual Lighting of the Bay celebration featuring a full schedule of seasonal festivities on Friday, November 24 from 3-8 p.m.  
Families will enjoy live chorale performances, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and train rides. Santa will take center stage at dusk as he arrives by stand-up paddleboard and flips the magic switch to illuminate the bay with more than 50 electric Christmas trees and holiday decorations.

Spend The Holidays at Five Crowns and SideDoor for a Tasty Treat!

Ring in the Holiday Season at Five Crowns and SideDoor

Thanksgiving Reservations Now Open, Christmas Eve Reservations Open Nov. 23, 9 a.m.

Five Crowns and SideDoor invite you to celebrate the holidays like royalty with world-class seasonal menu offerings, warm hospitality and an unforgettable festive atmosphere throughout the holiday season.

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Details on the Reservations...

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Celebrate #SeasonsOfFun at Knott's Berry Farm All Year Long! Plus Season Pass #Giveaway

We love Knott's Berry Farm All Year Long!

It has been one of my most favorite traditions for over 35 years, to visit Knott's Berry Farm with my family. Knott's Berry Farm is now bigger and better than ever expanding Soak City (more to come on this splash of a great time), adding new rides, coaster upgrades and seasonal festivities!
With a family of my own now we try to take our children for memories and new traditions to Knott's Berry Farm each season.

With a Knott's season pass we noticed we did visit a lot more often and could spend a few hours to all day at our leisure. We are looking into passes again! 
This past year it was really exciting to experience a lot of things with both of my kids for many different reasons.
My daughter is at the age and has been at the height for a while where she can ride all the thrill rides with us. It is pretty amazing to see the excitement on her face as she rides all the roller coasters that my husband and I used to ride when we were kids.
For my son it's a bit different as we consider all of our achievements at theme parks especially Knott's Berry Farm with the levels of rides, timing of shows, variety of foods, and interaction with characters, all wins when it comes to autism.
One of the best things about Knott's Berry Farm is that there are so many Seasonal Traditions for us to keep up yearly. 

Queen Mary Dark Harbor Comes to an End and CHILL Begins Soon at Queen Mary

Record-Breaking Crowds Attend 7th Annual Dark Harbor at The Queen Mary

An Amazing 23 Nights of Fright Unveiled More Mazes, Nights and Monsters than Ever Before Aboard the Infamously Haunted Queen Mary for Dark Harbor 2017!

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Kendall Jenner, Ariel Winter, Vanessa Hudgens, Bridget Marquardt, Talitha Bateman, and

Many More Celebrities Joined in the Frightful Fun

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor hosted an electric Dia De Los Muertos celebration on November 1, marking the final night of the 7th annual season of fright. With thousands of attendees over 23 nights of terror, the world’s most authentically haunted experience saw record breaking crowds flock to experience the new spectacle of attractions unveiled in 2017.

Dark Harbor 2017 unveiled multiple new attractions including the gruesome new maze, FEAST, telling the tale of the newest resident spirit, Chef, and his long-forgotten legend. FEAST marked the 4th maze onboard the actual Queen Mary ship, venturing into previously unrevealed areas. The new Chef’s Meat Locker unveiled the frozen depths of the one-of-a-kind ice bar experience taking guests into a 9-degree environment for a curated selection of flavored tasting flights.

Tasty Thanksgiving Themed Eats at Ruby's Diner with Turkey Take Over!

‘Tis the Season to Gobble Up the Turkey Takeover and Shake of the Month at Ruby’s Diner!

Hot off the foodie press..

Fall has arrived and Ruby’s Diner is celebrating with a menu full of seasonal-inspired flavors.  

Beginning October 16, feast on items like the Thanksgiving Turkey Burger complete with a housemade turkey patty, smothered in two slices of Swiss cheese and topped with classic Thanksgiving stuffing and cranberry sauce; or the Turkey Arrabiata Ciabatta with a housemade patty of ground turkey and ground turkey sausage, Montreal seasoning and garlic mayonnaise, topped with fresh mozzarella slices, basil pesto and Arrabiata sauce on a ciabatta bun.

Indulge with other fall comfort foods such as the Deluxe Grilled Cheese with cheddar and Swiss melted between sourdough bread and Fall Melody Soup made with a blend of parsnips and carrots. Before you head home this Thanksgiving, channel your nostalgia with your favorite childhood cereal—Captain Crunch.

The Shake of the Month blends creamy and delicious ice cream with the holiday flavors of brown sugar and butter found in Captain Crunch cereal. 
Get your taste on while it lasts!!
Turkey takeover and fall-inspired menu items available October 16-November 26, 2017.
Captain Crunch Shake of the Month available November 1-30, 2017.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Visit Santa's HQ at Lakewood Center This Holidays Season!

The Holidays Are Upon Us.....

Get your Holiday plans on now. I love to plan ahead for some events that we just do not want to miss. Our photos with Santa have always been tradition but the last few years we have had a lot of fun visiting the Lakewood Center for Santa's Headquarters!

Get all the deets now and plan your visit too...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dana Point Turkey Trot 40th Year Registration Now Open!

Dana Point Harbor Welcomes 40th Annual Turkey Trot

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the harbor during the Turkey Trot race and enjoy holiday dining options!

The County of Orange, OC Parks, and Dana Point Harbor invite the community to experience the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce’s 40th annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. The community is also invited to enjoy special Thanksgiving menu items and prices at select restaurants in the harbor.

Ruby's Diner Thanks Our Heroes on Veterans Day with a Special Treat!

Ruby’s Diner Thanks Our Veterans and Active Military Service Members with a Complimentary Meal for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner on Veterans Day!

Ruby’s Diner would like to thank service men and women for their dedication and service to our country this Veterans Day. Follow along and tag your pics with #RubysDiner .

All veterans and active duty members of the military are invited to enjoy a Ruby’s adult entrĂ©e on the house on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at participating locations.
The complimentary meal options include a Two Eggs Combo Breakfast with a choice of thick-cut bacon, turkey bacon, lean country ham, club sausage links, veggie sausage or turkey sausage (available until 11:30 a.m.); or the Classic Ruby Burger topped with crisp lettuce, tomato, RubySauce and choice of double thick American cheese, Swiss, cheddar, bleu cheese, pepper jack or low-fat American cheese (available open to close).
Takes place on Saturday, November 11, 2017 Valid for dine-in only.
Complimentary Two Eggs Combo (valued up to $9.99) available open to 11:30 a.m.
Complimentary Ruby Burger & Fries (valued up to $9.99) available open to close.  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ships and Giggles is Back at The Queen Mary This November

Queen Mary Announces Comedy Show and Live Music in November

Ships and Giggles Comedy Night Returns with Sam Tripoli November 13
Local Band Hangout Features DJ Flaca Lee November 16
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The world-famous Queen Mary continues with exciting monthly-entertainment in November with the hilarious Ships and Giggles Comedy Night on Monday, November 13 and the popular, monthly live music series, Local Band Hangout, on Thursday, November 16.
Located in the historical Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge, both monthly events offer live entertainment with food, drinks, and some of the best live acts in Southern California.