SCOOB Arrives on Blu-Ray + Movie Giveaway!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this product. All opinions are my own. Have you ever wondered how Scooby and the gang became? SCOOB! takes you back to where is all began. We know what we’re watching for our next family movie night. SCOOB! featuring an all-star cast: Will Forte, two-time Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg, Jason Isaacs, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Kiersey Clemons, Ken Jeong, Tracy Morgan, Simon Cowell, and Frank Welker. SCOOB! is directed by Warner Bros. animation stalwart Tony Cervone, an Annie Award nominee for the feature film “Space Jam,” two-time Emmy nominee for his work on “Duck Dodgers” and one of the creators of the … READ MORE >>

Santa Cruz – Monterey Bay KOA Camping Tips

Disclosure: Post written in collaboration with Kampgrounds of America. All opinions are our own.  Summer is here! We just couldn’t wait to get out for some rest and relaxation. The moment we found out Kampgrounds of America locations were opening back up, we couldn’t wait to book a stay. The first part of 2020 has been highly unusual. Like many others across the world, we have been quarantining and trying to be safe. I have only left the house once a week for essentials. Even leaving for that trip was stressful. Looking back, I really do not remember much from the month of April and May. Between my kids’ distance … READ MORE >>

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Now Available on Blu-ray and Digital

Sponsored content. Star Wars fans can now complete their collection as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, and DVD, as well as digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD™, and via Movies Anywhere with bonus materials and behind-the-scenes! Bonus features include*: The Skywalker Legacy – The story lives forever in this feature-length documentary that charts the making of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Pasaana Pursuit: Creating the Speeder Chase – Dive into the making of the movie’s epic landspeeder chase and discover how this spectacular sequence was brought to the screen. Aliens in the Desert – See what it took to create the Pasaana … READ MORE >>

IMAGINOLOGY – Full STEAM Ahead! (April 17-19) Free Event!

Post written in collaboration with OC Fair. All opinions are our own. IMAGINOLOGY is an annual free community event at the OC Fair & Event Center which focuses on S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). It is the perfect place for curious children that are interested in exploring any of those areas. They will have the opportunity to explore the possibilities as they learn by doing at a variety of workshops and exhibits. For three days (April 17-19, 2020), explore S.T.E.A.M. through hands-on activities, exhibits, arts and crafts, competitions, and more! Admission is FREE and most activities are included. Get the details below! More than 40,000 parents, educators and children are … READ MORE >>

Aquarium Pacific: International Children’s Festival Ticket Giveaway!

Post written in collaboration with Aquarium of the Pacific. All opinions are our own. Celebrate the talented children of many cultures from around the world! The Aquarium is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated. This festival features West African, Mexican, Pacific Islander, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Irish, Slovak, and Czech dance performances. Enjoy performances by a children’s choir and martial arts demonstrations. Kids of all ages can participate in an international percussion circle, Japanese origami, Native American crafts, Pacific Islander traditional children’s games, and more! “Our International Children’s Festival is the culmination of all of our cultural festivals, where our various communities can … READ MORE >>

FREE Kids Fishing Derby – Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley!

Have you taken the kids fishing? Not sure if they will love it? Well, take the family and try it for FREE at the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby at Mile Square Regional Park on Saturday, March 14th! Thanks to OC Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Angler Chronicles, kids ages 6 to 15 can learn about the sport of fishing, fish for free, and compete to win multiple prizes for finalists and champions in different age groups. We went a few years ago and had a great time. The North Lake will be stocked with more than 1,000 pounds of trout or catfish for the derby, and there … READ MORE >>

Mardi Gras Party Ideas + Easy King Cake Recipe from Scratch

You don’t have to live in New Orleans or wait for Mardi Gras season to enjoy a King Cake. My friend Caryn shared this recipe with me, and I have made it twice already. It tastes like a cinnamon roll, and I modified the icing to include cream cheese. My family and friends love it! Now that I found a recipe that I can easily replicate, I can make it year-round or whenever we want. It is definitely a crowd-pleaser. Some background information: I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but I did not grow up there. We still have family residing there so we visit often. One of my … READ MORE >>

Universal Studios Hollywood Celebrates Lunar New Year

Written in collaboration with Universal Studios. All opinions are my own. Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates Lunar New Year 2020 with special character appearances and a beautifully decorated Universal Plaza from Thursday, January 23rd through Sunday, February 9th. You’ll find the plaza adorned with traditional red lanterns, plum blossom Wishing Trees, and themed food at Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop! On select dates, you’ll be able to enjoy cultural performances featuring lion dances, choreographed martial arts, learn how to draw Po and more! Character Meet-and-Greets: Hello Kitty (Animation Studio Store) Illumination’s Minions Kung Fu Panda Po Kung Fu Tigress Mr. Ping Mandarin-Speaking Transformers MEGATRON Scheduled community cultural performances: Tyun Yee Tong (Jan … READ MORE >>