Wednesday, September 18, 2019

6th Annual Taste of Sant Ana Tickets on Sale Now Plus #Giveaway #tasteofsantaana

Calling All Foodies in OC!!

The 6th Annual Taste of Santa Ana, central Orange County’s best food and beverage event where you’ll discover the City of Santa Ana’s most notable restaurants and craft breweries, returns on Saturday October 5th.


The Taste of Santa Ana brings an all you can eat and drink festival back for the 6th year.

Presented by the Santa Ana Chamber and Tierney Center for Veteran Services it is sure to be a bite I mean night to remember.

Sample unlimited bites and sips from local restaurants, breweries and distilleries.

The Taste of Santa Ana is a family friendly event with a kids zone, live music by 80s cover band FlashPants, lawn games, photo booth, charity raffle and more.

Kids by then under are free and there is special discounted pricing for kids ages 6 to 12!

General Admission Tickets Include..
Entry at 6pm with unlimited food tastings, local beer, wine and spirits to sample. And all of the fun above for families too.

VIP Admission Tickets Include...
Entry early at 5pm with access to the VIP lounge. VIP lounge has an open bar, games, covered seating and all of the fun above too.

You can get a full vendor list on their website but here are some that I am looking forward to.

Boudin Bakery
Charlie's Philly Steak
Cut Water Spirits
The Meritage at Double Tree
High School Inc.
Morton's Steak House
Smoqued California BBQ
Tacos El Gringo The Olde Ship
Trinitas Cellars Winery

And so many more... the vendor lost can change and get updated too. So many tasty items in one foodie place.

Check out the event info on Facebook...

You can purchase tickets at and get all the updated details at

We are so excited for this local event and hope you all can make it too.

Thanks to Taste of Santa Ana we are giving away two GA tickets to the event. Good luck to all...


Disney Bedtime Phone Call with Disney Bedtime Hotline #disneymoms

Calling all Disney fans....

The “Disney Bedtime Hotline” is back & guests can call it anytime from now until September 30, 2019.
Oh boy!!
Just call 1-877-7-MICKEY or 1-877-764-2539 & you can listen to a special bedtime message from one ... just follow instructions to choose!
Mickey Mouse
Anna and Elsa
Happy calling....
#disneybedtime #disneymoms #disneysmc #DISNEYFAMILY #bedtimecall #disneymagic #disneybedtimehotline

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Southeast Asia Day at the Aquarium Of The Pacific Sat Oct. 5th - Plus #Giveaway

The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its annual Southeast Asia Day on Saturday October 5th

The Aquarium of the Pacific will celebrate its fifteenth annual Southeast Asia Day.
The festival’s program will highlight the beauty and diversity of the cultures of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and Indonesia.

Guests will enjoy live performances, including music, dance, and cultural craft demonstrations.
Children will have the opportunity to partake in arts and crafts.

Full deets here...

Get a Mobile-print coupon:

Good Luck and have fun!

Baja Splash Latino Cultural Festival at the Aquarium Of The Pacific - Plus #Giveaway

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month Saturday September 28th and Sunday September 29th!

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its eighteenth annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival featuring live entertainment, crafts, educational programs, and special activities.


This Aquarium weekend festival celebrates the beauty and diversity of Latino cultures through song, dance, art, and cultural displays.

Younger guests and their families are invited to visit The Bernadett Family Early Childhood Education Open House to engage with activities specifically designed for preschool students.

Full deets here...

Also you can get a Mobile-print coupon:

Good Luck and thank you for entering!

Moompetam Native American Festival at the Aquarium Of The Pacific - Plus #Giveaway

In celebration of local Native American cultures, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its fifteenth annual Moompetam Festival Saturday Sept 21st and SUnday September 22nd!

This weekend celebration will feature traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, music, and dance celebrating California’s indigenous maritime cultures, including Tongva, Chumash, Acjachemen, Costanoan, Luiseno, and Kumeyaay.
Tongva Soapstone Necklaces - Julia Bogany
Blas Aguilar Adobe Museum – Juaneno Cultural Museum –Domingo Belardes
Tongva Hunting and Warriors Materials - Kevin Nunez
Tongva Traditional Acorn Display - Charlotte Nunez
Kitanemuk Chumash Yowlumne Tejon Indians Basket Weaving - Dee Dominguez
Chumash Cultural Display – Alan Salazar
Children’s Game Activities – Trish Rios
Chumash Cultural Display with Children’s Craft - Oscar Ortiz
Ti’at Tongva Plank Canoe Display - The Moomat Ahiko (Breath of the Ocean): Traditional Tongva plank canoe presented by the Ti’at Society.
Tomol Chumash Plank Canoe Display - Chumash Maritime Association / Ray Ward
Round Reed Basket Weaving – Lorene Sisquoc and Cindi Alvitre
Coastal Native American Cultural Materials - Heidi Lucero
Kumeyaay Cultural Activities – Stan Rodriguez
Tule Dolls Workshop – Gloria Liggett – 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:40 p.m. honoring Christopher Diaz
All programs subject to change and weather dependent.

Full deets here...
Also you can get a Mobile-print coupon:

Good Luck! 

Knott's Scary Farm Deets Plus New Mazes & More ... for Those Brave Enough to Go! #ScaryFarm

Are You Ready to Scream at Knott's Scary Farm!

We have all the deets on new mazes, rides, shows, BooFets fests and more.  

This year my daughter is in 7th grade, do you know what that means, I do.
She reminded me that I told her years ago and for many years to follow that she could go to Knott's Scary Farm when she gets into 7th grade like I did back in the day of 1992.
So here we are many, many years later since my first visit to Scary Farm and I know the intensity has grown with the scary being amplified since 1992 but I'm planning to surprise her with tickets!
Have you taken your tween? How did it go? Did they scream for more or just scream?

My girl is brave, loves to be scared, watches scary movies and loves all of that. I cringe and scream and she looks to see what's next. She is going to love it.
I can not wait to come back and share how it went and what we did... I mean aside from my laugh crying cause that's what I do when I get freaked out and Scary Farm does a great job of that!

Since there is so much to do, see, run from and scream at we wanted to break it all down for you.
Plan ahead and make the most of theirs Fall fun!
Everything Knott's Scary Farm.. ready.. go..
Knott’s Scary Farm is the most haunting Halloween experience in Southern California, delivering unimaginable scares and innovative thrills since 1973 and continues to make the most twisted delusions come to life.
This season new horrors are in store with the frightening new maze Wax Works, where a mysterious figure has been seen tinkering at night and is ready to show off his beautiful yet terrifyingly life-like masterpieces of hot molten wax and bloody flesh.
Or pierce the veil of time to discover the secret of the evil fog that hangs over Knott’s Scary Farm’s Ghost Town’s streets in the new maze Origins: The Curse of Calico.
A hilariously outrageous new show will be brought to life as world-class comedian puppeteers from The Jim Henson Company encourage guests to participate in the improvised comedy antics in Puppet Up! – Uncensored, which is intended for mature audiences.
With 14 haunted attractions and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures roaming the park, nightmares never end at Knott’s Scary Farm. Select nights from September 19 through November 2.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Knott's Spooky Farm - All The Deets for Family Fun #KnottsSpookyFarm

Knott’s Spooky Farm Brings Halloween Fun for All Ages!

We love Spooky Farm at Knott's Berry Farm - a Family Tradition.

Knott's always brings us amazing seasonal events. It seems like every few months they surprise us with a fun festive filled event that lasts weeks sometimes months.
One of our favorites during fall is Spooky Farm... we love the Camp Spooky Peanuts gang entertainment and treat trails.
We will bring you all the updates live during this year's visit too!
Hot off the Berry press...
This year Spooky Farm is back with a bunch of surprises.
Starting September 28, 2019 The spooktacular family-friendly, daytime Halloween event, Knott’s Spooky Farm, invites families with little ghouls ages 3-11 to celebrate the delightfully spooky season as the park is transformed with themed d├ęcor and wicked fun around every corner.
The fall Season of Fun offers Halloween themed activities that celebrate the season including trick-or-treating, the debut of new shows, pumpkin decorating and a guest-favorite the PEANUTS costume contest.
Knott’s Spooky Farm takes place weekends, September 28 - October 27 and Halloween Day.
Charlie Brown, his best friend Snoopy and the beloved PEANUTS Gang will all be celebrating the spooky holiday with their own Halloween costumes and will be available for special meet & greets and fun photo encounters in Camp Snoopy and Calico Park.
Kids ages 3 -11 can participate in the newly expanded trick-or-treating experience available through Ghost Town’s Main Street and Schoolhouse Road.

During trick-or-treating, kids will interact with an array of spooky but friendly Shopkeepers as little ones have the opportunity to show-off their festive Halloween costumes. In Ghost Town, Stanley Scarecrow has opened the Livery Stable for guests of all ages to get close and personal with the Creepy Critters of Calico.
Whimsical jack-o-lanterns will adorn Calico Park’s surroundings as it transforms into an enchanting Pumpkin Patch location for families to enjoy the atmosphere of the season with photo ops, crafters and strolling magicians.

Miniature pumpkins or Halloween cookies will be available for decorating, for a nominal fee.
Linus will also be on hand at the pumpkin patch to help little ones pick out the perfect pumpkin.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Legoland Big News for 2020 Plus Ticket #Giveaway to Legoland CA

Wow LEGOLAND California revealed some major news for what's to come in 2020!

Everything is awesomer at Legoland California with a whole new world coming soon... what?! I know!!
Lego Movie World coming in  2020. But what does that mean?

LEGOLAND® California Resort is opening a brand new land based on THE LEGO® MOVIE™! Behind Heartlake City where the old Duplo play area used to be and bigger...

Experience new attractions, character experiences, and more in THE LEGO® MOVIE™ WORLD, where the immersive world of the hit movies come to life!
With three new rides, cutting edge technology, attractions and more we can not wait!
What a huge surprise.. we were there for the announcement, see it here 

We will bring you the latest as we find out as a Legoland Ambassador & Insider. Check. Back soon...

Also... its Fall.. that means Brick or Treat is almost here!
Are you ready to put your best Lego Getup in and enter the contest and go down trick or treat trails?
There is a lot to do every year at Brick Or Treat...
Brick-or-Treat Party Nights are back!
September 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26

The home of Halloween fun is filled with… 
Live entertainment + new shows!
Character Meet and Greets
Costume Contest: Group, Heroes and Villians, and LEGO®
Treat stations with more than 1 million pieces of candy
The AstroBash Dance Party
Brick-or-Treat Party Nights Pop Badge Challenge
And more!

Plus, don’t miss candy, decorations and your fishy friends at SEA LIFE® Aquarium included with your Party Nights ticket.
Hot tip.. when visiting Legoland start to your right of the park.... less crowds, usually most people go to the left!
Oh... also often they have kids eat free at the  pizza pasta place... keep an eye out.

This deal is bricktastic! 

Ticket information here.

We are so excited for this awesome expansion we want to give away 4 tickets to Legoland CA!
These park hopper tickets good for Legoland, Sea Life and the Water Park must be used by November 1st 2019. Can not be used for Brick Or Treat Nights.

Enter here... 


All opinions are my own and this #Giveaway is not affiliated with anyone but me.
#legolandca #legolandcalifornia #legomovieworld #abc7eyewitness #abc7mom #partner #newtolegoland #legolandmom #bricktastic #visitcarlsbad

Best Tween Birthday Visit Plus Jurassic World Ride Review at Universal Studios Hollywood - A Must Visit Experience #JurassicWorldHollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood for the Birthday Win - Plus a Glimpse Inside Jurassic World!

A few weeks ago we celebrated my daughters birthday at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Now that the kids are in love with Universal Studios it makes the visit so fun as a family.

Thank you to Universal Studios Hollywood for the birthday tickets and visit, we had a blast. All opinions are my own.
We like to grab a studio map when we arrive. This helps us navigate the rides, attractions, shows, meet and greets & more.
Of course all four of us wanted to rush over to Jurassic World the Ride and experience the thrill of the movies coming to life.

My tween was having so much fun interacting with the baby Raptor and watching Blue snap over at the encounter area of the lower lot.
I am not even kidding when I say that we all felt like the reality of Dinos possibly walking among us was really happening... so life like!!!

Time to ride....

First time riding for us all and we loved it. I don't want to give much away but there is an element of surprise around each turn and view.

My kids did not know from what side or angle there would be a surprise coming at them or something to startle them.

I myself was caught off guard a few times and even let out a scream.
We really liked that the end of the ride was a bit splash... you can see my video on youtube here.

It was really exciting and we felt like Universal Studios did an awesome job of making us feel like we were there and it was real.
Can.not.wait. to ride again!
Journey to the rest of Universal Studios Hollywood...

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Irvine Park Railroad's 14th Pumpkin Patch Deets Plus #Giveaway

Celebrate Family Fun this Fall with Our Fave Irvine Park Railroad Plus #Giveaway to the Pumpkin Patch!

The 14th Annual Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad is Back!!
Our favorite pumpkin patch at Irvine Park Railroad returns for it's 14th year of family fall festivities.
Have you been to the Pumpkin Patch at IPRR before? There is a lot to do for all ages.
From measuring up the great pumpkin perfect for your family to actually seeing the largest pumpkin entered into the contest, Irvine Park Railroad brings Halloween to life.
There are train rides, games, photo ops, mazes and so much more.

Plan for hours to play and enjoy all the activities too.
It's tradition for us to take the family for years to Irvine Park Railroad but with all the yearly events they offer it's so easy to make memories that follow us year after year.
Here is what you can plan on and around that is offered at the Pumpkin Patch...

Pumpkin Patch activities include...
Train rides, hay rides, panning for gold, a child-friendly haunted house, a hay maze, a moon bounce, pumpkin ring toss, carnival games, cookie decorating, John Deere tractor racers, face painting, picture stands, great food, and a lot more.
Irvine Park Railroad's 4th annual "Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off" will take place on Saturday, September 21st at 10am!
Come see if pumpkin growers have what it takes to grow the biggest pumpkin.
Cash prizes will be awarded. KTLA Channel 5 weatherman Henry DiCarlo will host this event.
Admission into the Pumpkin Patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary; please visit for additional information and costs.
The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch is open daily from September 14th through October 31st
Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Starting October 1st, we will open at 8:00 am on weekends. 
Autism Friendly Tips:
* Go early and a weekday if possible. Less crowds and it is always busy!
* Sensory friendly - with games and a lot of pumpkins to touch feel and pick, it is a lot of fun for sensory seeking.
* Train Ride - this is a great way to take a break for a moment or transition out of the park.
Also don't forget ... enter my giveaway below, thanks to #IPRR , for a family 4 pack of fall fun...
Dress up, go outside and grab a train ride around the park while enjoying fall colors and a lot of family fun this Halloween season.