Harlem Globetrotters World Tour Comes Back to Los Angeles Area + Ticket Giveaway!

Providing smiles, sportsmanship, and service to millions of people worldwide, the famous Harlem Globetrotters is coming back to the Los Angeles area for their World Tour February 17-25, 2018. We went a couple of years ago and had a blast! Dunking their way into the hearts of more than 142 million fans, they have performed in 123 countries and territories on six continents over the past nine decades. Not your typical basketball game, it is a comedy show with incredible ball handling, audience interaction, and it is very entertaining. It’s also a great way to introduce the love of the game to your children, because mine were engaged the whole … READ MORE

Monster Jam 2018 Debuting 7 New Trucks in Anaheim + Highlights from Sat, Jan 13th!

MONSTER JAM is back in Orange County and the Trucks are revving it up to battle it out at the Angel’s Stadium in Anaheim. This event is action-packed with crazy stunt driving, two wheelie competitions, freestyle, and terrain racing. We went last Saturday as media and were stoked to see some of our favorite trucks compete Live! There are three Saturday events left in their Anaheim tour PLUS for the first time, they added a fifth event and it’s on Sunday, February 25th. Monster Jam is one of the only sports where male and female world-class drivers are equals competing for the same championship on the same track. New in 2018, … 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