Lunch Box Ideas with Lindsay Snack and Go! Olives

Post written in collaboration with Lindsay Olives. I received product samples from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Always looking for new ideas for lunchboxes? I know I do. Here’s something you might love. Lindsay Olives now come in 4-packs. These snack sizes have easy open pull tabs, no liquids (no mess), and no artificial flavors. They’re gluten-free, kosher certified, and the cups have BPA-free lining. Store them in your pantry and keep them with your snacks so you and your family can have them anytime. (Refrigerate after opening). They’re great for bento lunch boxes, salads, veggie platters, recipes and more! Available in 4 varieties! Medium … READ MORE

Breakfast Republic – New in Irvine!

Written in collaboration with Breakfast Republic. All opinions are my own. If you can do breakfast all day and every day, you’ll want to check out Breakfast Republic in Irvine. Bringing their breakfast favorites from San Diego, Breakfast Republic, added an eighth location. My friends and I are big brunch people, and they’re going to love it here. It’s also family-friendly. I like how innovative the menu items are. For example, they have a Breakfast Mac N Cheese. Yes, for breakfast! I’m starting to think you can eat anything for breakfast as long as you add an egg on it. It’s located next door to Trader Joe’s by the UC … READ MORE

LEGO MOVIE WORLD Coming to LEGOLAND California!

The LEGO MOVIE WORLD is coming to LEGOLAND California Resort in Spring 2020! They had a press conference this morning announcing the largest addition to the Park’s history. You can watch or read about the special announcement below! NEW ANNOUCEMENT! “The LEGO MOVIE WORLD is based on the blockbuster films The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. The new land fully immerses guests into the LEGO Movie universe and places them onto the streets of Bricksburg.  In addition to Masters of Flight, kids and families will get to enjoy the rush of falling from Unikitty’s Disco Drop and experiencing the many personalities of the fearless feline. … READ MORE

Zion National Park Tips

Written in collaboration with Kampgrounds of America aka KOA. Opinions are our own. We have made Father’s Day Week our annual camping trip for the last three years. We have found that it is a nice way to kick off the summer right when school ends, and the national parks are not yet overcrowded. We think it’s because everyone is saving up their vacation for 4th of July which is only a couple of weeks away. It’s always better with friends and family, but it requires more planning and doesn’t always work out because of scheduling conflicts. This year we visited Zion National Park in Utah, because it was highly … READ MORE

Aquatica SeaWorld’s WaterPark San Diego

Written in collaboration with Aquatica. All opinions are our own.  We’re nearing the end of summer, but before we’re consumed with homework and schedules again, we’re creating summer memories to the max! We just got back from a three day trip to San Diego. It was non-stop fun as we took the children to both Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark and SeaWorld. Some of my friends think that the waterpark is part of SeaWorld park, but it’s actually in Chula Vista which is about 20 miles away and closer to Mexico’s border. More than a dozen Caribbean flamingos live at Aquatica San Diego. They’re one of the first things you’ll see upon … READ MORE

Aquarium Pacific: Autism Families Morning

The Aquarium of the Pacific has a special morning exclusively for families with children or adults with autism. The entire Aquarium, except Lorikeet Forest, will open at 7:00 a.m. This will be a morning when guests can enjoy the tranquility of their exhibits and meet 11,000 animals from the world’s largest ocean. And now experience the all new Pacific Visions. Admission is just $7 per person. Members and children under 3 are free. (P.S. Autism Family Morning guests may continue to enjoy the Aquarium after they are open to the public at 9:00 a.m.) Autism Families MorningSaturday, September 7, 2019 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.Admission: $7.00 Tickets will go on sale by … READ MORE

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

I am often surprised when locals tell me they have never been to Newport Dunes in Newport Beach. They’re the ones with the oversized inflatable obstacle course in the bay. They have a beach, a water park, and they offer water activities like kayaking, stand up paddleboards, pedal boats, and electric Duffy boats available for rent. During the summer, they usually host free movies on the beach. They also offer luxury camping, RV camping, and tent camping sites. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Back Bay Bistro has a lineup of Labor Day weekend events beginning Friday, August 30 through Monday, September 2. Bring the whole family to enjoy the water … READ MORE

UGLYDOLLS Now on Blu-Ray and DVD + Giveaway!

Post written in collaboration with ThinkJam. All opinions are my own. UGLYDOLLS, from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, is a movie about finding beauty in everyone that’s different or accepting their unique qualities, because it makes them special. It features a star-studded voice cast including Kelly Clarkson (The Star, “The Voice”), Nick Jonas (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures, Rio 2), Blake Shelton (The Angry Birds Movie, “The Voice”), Pitbull (“Empire,” Epic), Wanda Sykes (“Black-ish,” Bad Moms) and Gabriel Iglesias (Ferdinand). The home release includes bonus content with featurettes revealing how the cast brought their characters to life, games with the cast and a sneak peek … READ MORE