Sunday, December 29, 2019

Celebrate Tradition At Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Show #MTCelebrate #medievaltimes #mtfan #sponsored

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Never Disappoints!

A tradition for our family for over 30 years to celebrate at our local Medieval Times Castle with drinks, cheers, food and entertaining fun.
This winter break we wanted to take a moment and enjoy one another company and time off with a visit to Medieval Times. 

Both of my kids love to see the jousting, horses, cheer their Knight and of course feast on the Queens food. 

This visit we are celebrating winter fun, tradition, family, early birthday & the holidays thanks to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament - Buena Park ! All opinions are my own.

I celebrated many birthdays at the Castle in Buena Park and I love that the kids enjoy it as much now as I did then.

Arrive at least 60 to 90 minutes early to secure the best seat available. There are VIP packages you can upgrade to as well. 

Celebrating something? You can be knighted by the Queen or you can even purchase a scroll with announcement during the show. 

With so many options to add on extra fun you fan really make the most of your visit in your own style.

We kind of look for any opportunity or celebration to have an excuse to visit Medieval Times,  we just love it.

Save your appetite for chicken, corn and potato that follows your dragon soup.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Hosting A Stress Free Yummy Tamalada with El Gallo Giro #tamalada #tamaleseason #ElGalloGiro

Hosting a Tamalada aka Tamale Making Gathering

Don't Stress you can buy all the fixings to make your tamales at home or you can just buy amazingly tasty tamales... both made possible by our fave El Gallo Giro.

You can make it a friends and family thing or just make some tamales yourself, it really is calming and fun. For me it became an effort to make the perfect tamale.

Thanks to El Gallo Giro for sponsoring the delish fixings for our tamalada. All opinions are my own.

My Easy steps and tips..

* get your premade masa from El Gallo Giro ( my closest location is Santa Ana)

* get corn husks & soak for 1 hour

* pick and prep a filling for the tamales

* add a salsa for spice or flavor

* spread masa

A Must Do.. Wholidays During Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood #UniversalStudiosHolidays #UniversalStudios

Grinchmas at Universal Studios Hollywood is Wonderful But Whoville is Whotastic! 

Thanks to Universal Studios for giving us the opportunity to visit during Grinchmas. All opinions are my own.
Happy Whobilation...

Our first visit to Grinchmas, thanks to Universal Studios Hollywood, was a holiday success. 

Whoville is in the center of Universal and there is a lot to see and do. Catch up with some Whoville favorites, fill out a good deed card to help your heart grow three sizes too. 

You can see Max and the Grinch as well as the magnificent tree lighting in the center of Whoville. 

With a pre show to delight all be sure to catch this Holiday Whobilation to ring in the most Whotastic lighting ever.


The photo ops are so cute and there are plenty l around Universal at this time of year. 

Can Not Miss...
Our favorites of course were the Studio Tour and Transformers.

We absolutely never miss Wizarding World of Harry Potter. During the Holidays the Castle has the most beautiful light display. You can see more of that on my social media here.

It makes us feel like we are in the movies and the light show is brilliant for the holidays on Hogwarts Castle! 

Universal Studios Hollywood always has specials going on for annual passes too. Here are the details
Don't forget you can check out our tips for visiting and autism friendly hints too here.

We have such a great time at Universal Studios Hollywood.... we are looking into passes ourselves since it has quickly become a family favorite.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Universal Studios Hollywood and Bravo Team Up for the First-Ever Bravo’s Top Chef Food & Wine Festival on March 19-20, 2020

Calling all my Foodies! Universal Studios Hollywood and Bravo are bringing us a Food & Wine Festival on March 19-20, 2020.

I am excited already. I love Top Chef, Universal and well food. 

Who else is as eager as I am for more details?!

Hot off the press...

Universal Studios Hollywood and Bravo team up for the first-ever Bravo’s Top Chef Food & Wine Festival on March 19-20, 2020, inviting guests on a culinary excursion featuring an all-inclusive eclectic menu inspired by the series, live challenges, food & wine pairings and panels with “Top Chef” Alums.
The two-day, separately-ticketed event will take place at Universal Studios Hollywood and feature dozens of food, wine, craft beer and spirit stations with a delicious array of dishes inspired by the Cheftestants’ creations over the years. Guests also will have a chance to watch “Top Chef” veterans battle it out in a series of live cooking competitions and enjoy panels with fan favorites from the series.
In addition to a general admission ticket to the event, guests can also purchase a premium VIP ticket option, inviting them to experience several first-class opportunities including an exclusive tasting and wine pairing hosted by a “Top Chef” Alum, intimate meet and greets with the Cheftestants, early access to the theme park, complimentary parking and a special commemorative gift.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

On The Go Tamales In Hand from Miguel's Jr #MyMiguelsJr Makes it Easy to Dine Tamale Happy

So It's  No Secret Wr Are Huge Tamale Fans... Thanks to Miguel's Jr. We Soccer Night in Tamale Style!

Have you heard the news?! 

Mary's tamale bundle is here...

Thanks to Miguel's Jr. for hooking us up with a tasty treat of a family meal. All opinions are my own.
What?! I know! Mary's Tamale bundle, a complete meal for 4 featuring 6 tamales, 4 drinks, and chips and salsa is perfect for on the go peeps like us.

Tis the season for tamales and we loved them. 

Since we make, buy and eat tamales we love to try others for flavor and quality. 

We thought that Miguel's Jr. Tamale pack was filling, tasty and bot dry, a bonus on that flavor too. I am picky when it comes to how the masa sticks or well does NOT stick to the corn husk and how dry tamales can be. These were perfectly tasty and to my style.

If you are in a rush this holiday season or need to bring a dish to share.. grab some tamales. They are so easy to cut up and share with a group & everyone loves them!

We have had soccer 3 to 4 nights a week lately so this is the perfect meal to take a break with and have ready to eat. Everyone loved it.

Happy eating my foodie friends....

Get all the deets on more at Miguel's Jr.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Winter Fest OC Returns Dec. 19th & We Have All The Deets Plus A #Giveaway

Winter Fest OC, returns to the OC Fair & Event Center December 19th through January 5th!

Winter Fest will debut its fifth consecutive year bringing “Winter to the OC” with new food, entertainment, and more attractions than before guaranteeing fun for all ages.
Thank you Winter Fest for providing us with a giveaway and winter fun in OC. All opinions are our own. 

Check out our recap from past years

Let's break it down!
My kids favorites in the past...
* My kiddos enjoy the festival of lights a lot. We love to ride the train and walk through.

* Of course snowflake village for snow tubing is a most for both. I love seeing them tube down with huge smiles. Beats the wait in the local mountain too, oh and the price, I hear Big Bear is outrageous now.
They can never get enough of the snow tubing, so I join in too! 

* Ice Skating under the stars. We love to ice skate. Crisp socal not too freezing but cold enough to feel mountain winter fun right here in OC.

Early bird tickets and select value packages are available now starting at only $10 at

New and expanded attractions at Winter Fest OC include:

Big City Greens - A Must Watch Hilarious Family Friendly Show - PLUS New Musical Holiday Show Airing on Dec 7th!

Cricket and Tilly crack us up! Do you know who these two are?! 

Watch Big City Greens on Disney Channel and Disney Now to find out. You will be hooked.

We were able to see a sneak peek of the super secret Musical Holiday Episode of Big City Greens!

Thank you Disney Channel for the invite to see the Holiday Musical special airing December 7th. All opinions are our own.

Have you seen the show? It's quirky and funny for all ages. I love it, my 12 yo loves it and my 7.5 yo loves it.... winning!

A simple family in the big city surrounded by time moving forward & fast.

The creators also wrote Gravity Falls, another favorite of ours. Shane and Chris Houghton are comedy and the y are brothers. Double the funny in that house growing up I am sure.

We had a lot of fun chatting with them both & learning about drawing the characters & voice over recording as they do some of the voices themselves! 

Mikey & Arianna loved it & can't wait to see it air! 

Honestly, I can't wait to watch it with my family too.. guys it's cute & funny!

Get social with the show too using #BigCityGreens #DisneyChannel .

Sunday, December 1, 2019

SeaWorld San Diego Christmas Celebration Review Plus #Autism Tips #SeaWorldChristmas

It's been 7 years since we visited SeaWorld San Diego & a lot has changed!

We loved the Christmas Celebration themed shows, Rudolph's village of fun & seeing beautiful sealife up close.

We had so much fun exploring we wanted to give you some tips and must do's too... don't forget the Holiday festivities are on now until January 5th.

We loved that there are quite a few rides to enjoy too. Here is a recap we made on youtube of our day... we needed a few more hours to see everything but check it out and then read below for some fun tips.

A few time management, sensory & autism friendly tips..

* Arrive early & plan to do a combination of rides, shows & sights.

* See guest services for an assistance pass. This will help on the wait or return times for sensory needs.

* Take a break to have a snack & watch the tree lighting. Grab a souvenir like this cutie!