New Year, New Me!

MOMMY MAKEOVER UPDATE I saw my surgeon this week. It has been about five months and two weeks since my Tummy Tuck with Dr. Brian Reagan at CosmetiCare. It was another post-op follow-up visit, and he wants to see me again at ten months. My visit went well, and it’s nice that they still care and check on me even when they have seen me several times already. I always feel welcomed, and their team is extremely friendly and helpful. I always felt better knowing that they specialize in these types of procedures and that their doctors are well-known in the industry.  Thankfully, I haven’t had any problems, and I still … READ MORE

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 2018 Movie Release Schedule!

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS released their 2018 movie schedule, and it’s going to be a great year to go to the movies! Every year I look for the schedule so I can budget for it. There are some that I really want to see in theaters on the big screen. Look for new movie trailers leading up to the release dates. (See the dates below and some of the trailers!) Which one do you want to see? February 16, 2018 BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios) #BlackPanther Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation … READ MORE

Universal Studios Hollywood Tigress and Po-Lunar New Year 2018

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year with Kung Fu Panda + More!

Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating Lunar New Year this year with an all-new DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda experience Saturday, February 10 to Sunday, February 25, 2018! Meet Kung Fu Panda characters, learn Dragon Warrior Training, visit with DreamWorks animators, Wishing Trees, red lanterns, and feast at Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop! Want more? What about TRANSFORMERS’ Megatron speaking in Mandarin, Despicable Me Minions dressed in traditional attire, AND Hello Kitty appearances?! DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda Experience Meet them inside the park over at the Universal Plaza, a polygon-shaped piazza that sits at the heart of the theme park. Participation is encouraged by all ages during an interactive martial art show performed by Master Po and friends … READ MORE


On January 12th, LEGOLAND California Resort released a new 4D film, “LEGO NINJAGO – Master of the 4th Dimension” which is screened exclusively at the park! Showing throughout the day at LEGO Showplace Theater in the Park, join your favorite ninjas with Master Wu in a special dojo training session. Do you think Kai, Nya, Lloyd, Zane and Cole are ready for the teachings of the mysterious ‘Scroll of the 4th Dimension’? The 12 minute film, although short, is always welcoming after a long day at the park. It’s nice and cool in there, and of course, being a 4D theater, you might actually feel the powers of Airjitzu and the Water Dragon. With … READ MORE

Save More for College with ScholarShare 529 New Matching Grant Program

Sponsored post written by me for ScholarShare 529. With the rising costs of college and higher education, my husband and I are always looking for ways to save for college for our kids. It is coming up quickly because in less than ten years, our oldest will be faced with hefty tuition that will require not only our help but financial aid. His brother will follow shortly after. We really don’t know how we are going to pay for it all, but we don’t want cost to be a factor if they want to go to college to pursue their dream careers. We have already signed up for 529 tax-free savings … READ MORE

Mountain High Ski Resort Wrightwood

January is National Learn to Ski / Snowboard Month + Mountain High Ski Lift Ticket Giveaway!

Most of us in Southern California are so snow-deprived, we rush out the minute we learn of fresh powder. I was wondering how many people called in sick this week and were skiing/snowboarding instead? Lucky for us, Mountain High Ski Resort is about a 90-minute drive away from Orange County and Los Angeles making it great for day trips! We always try to get there annually and my kids have a blast learning how to snowboard. January is “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month” and Mountain High will be offering special lesson packages for visitors eager to learn how to ski and snowboard. “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month” is a designated time … READ MORE


Get More Happy with Disneyland’s Southern California Resident Deal + New Experiences for 2018!

The Southern California Resident Deal at Disneyland Resort is back, and it’s offering locals a sweet deal to enjoy the park! This year they are offering three days, one park each for $199 with one magic morning access – that’s about $67 per park per day! (Non-resident pay $270). To compare, single day passes can range from $91-$124 depending on if it’s a peak day or for a child. There is also a 3-Day Hopper option for $244 which is about $82 per day. (Non-resident pay $315). Either way you look at it, it’s like getting a third day for the price of two! What I like about this deal … READ MORE

OC Autos Santa Ana Diesel

OC Autos Santa Ana Specializes in Diesel Trucks, New Service Department

Post written by Kim Meredith for OC Autos. As a woman, any car-related topic has been daunting to me as long as I can remember. As a working mom, my car is not only my way to get to work (I currently commute from Orange County to Los Angeles), it is also my family car. Not only do I drop off and pickup the kids off on my way to work, we run from activities to another. We are always running around town with the car. To say my family car is important, would be an understatement.  With our hectic daily routines, I don’t think too much about maintenance like when my next oil change is or … READ MORE