January is National Learn to Ski / Snowboard Month + Mt High Specials

Most of us in Southern California are so snow-deprived, we rush out the minute we learn there’s fresh powder. There is rain + snow in the forecast. I wonder how many people will call in sick so they can visit a ski resort. 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 we always take lessons at the beginning of the season as a refresher course. My kids always have a blast! Mountain High is where Southern Californians learn to ski and snowboard. Even international snowboarding superstars … READ MORE

Disneyland Southern California Resident Deal + New Experiences for Early 2019!

The Southern California Resident Deal at Disneyland Resort is back, and it’s offering locals a sweet deal to enjoy the park! Beginning Jan. 7, 2019, eligible guests may visit Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park for as little as $60 per day with the purchase of a three-day, one-park per day ticket. In addition to this special ticket offer, the three Hotels of the Disneyland Resort are offering special rates on standard and premium rooms for a limited time. This year they are offering three days, one park each for $179 with one magic morning access – that’s about $60 per park per day! (Non-resident pay $270). To compare, single … READ MORE

Disney On Ice Presents “Dare to Dream” – Coming Soon!

Disney On Ice presents “Dare To Dream” brings us five courageous Disney Princesses to perform this holiday season from December 13th – January 6th! Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse takes audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza with the beloved characters from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”, “Frozen”, “Tangled” and “Cinderella” PLUS for the first time in a live production, it features Disney’s “Moana”! STORYLINES: In her Disney On Ice debut, Moana will go in a high-seas adventure with demigod Maui, to save her island and discover her true identity. Join Belle as she fearlessly befriends the enchanted castle staff and reveals … READ MORE

Aquarium of the Pacific – Discounted Summer Late Nights

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach California is home to more than 11,000 animals. If you’re still looking for something to do this summer, the Aquarium is offering discounted admission on select nights in August for those who wish to visit during Discounted Summer Late Nights for $14.95 after 5:00 pm. The entire Aquarium except Lorikeet Forest will remain open until 8:00 pm (see available dates below). Guests can explore the new Tentacles and Ink exhibit featuring a day octopus, see the baby seal, and dive into the Aquarium’s 20th anniversary celebration with new films, selfie stations, contests, and more. Additional nights will be added throughout the summer. Guests can also delve … READ MORE

Pentel Make It Pop Pens – Milky, Solar, and Sparkle + Giveaway!

Sponsored post written by me for Pentel. All opinions are my own.  I absolutely love pens. There is something about using a colorful pen makes writing that much more fun. Don’t ask my husband how large my pen collection looks, because he will start laughing, but I am obsessed! What’s not to love? I change ink color depending on my mood, and it gives me the pop of color that I need to brighten my day. Just think a list of things to do in black ink is boring, but that pop of hot pink stands out from all that black, and it tells me I need to do it … READ MORE

Aquarium Pacific – Pacific Islander Festival Ticket Giveaway!

Discover and explore the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands at the Aquarium’s 15th Annual Pacific Islander Festival on Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd. The festival will include traditional craft demonstrations, educational programs, and an ocean of entertainment, including music and dance performances. Enjoy hula, Tahitian drumming, Hawaiian games, and the work of artisans. Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan, Fijian, Tongan, Chamoru, Marshallese, Kiribati, and Maori cultures will be featured. Peniamina Sefo Taito will receive the Heritage Award at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 3 in recognition of his dedicated service to the Pacific Islander community. EVENT SCHEDULE All programs subject to change and weather dependent. SATURDAY 10:00 a.m. … READ MORE

Medieval Times Buena Park Castle New Show!

If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, I have frequented MEDIEVAL TIMES DINNER & TOURNAMENT in Buena Park several times over the years, and it never gets old. The best part is – I didn’t have to cook! You can give Moms a night off from household chores and remind everyone, chivalry is not dead. The dinner show is an epic battle over which Knight is the most honorable and most skilled over tournament games, jousting, sword fighting, and horsemanship. One of my favorite part is trying to catch a flower from my Knight. Maybe you or one of your kids can catch it for Mom to make her feel special? You really don’t know which team is going to win and boo’ing is encouraged, because it’s all in good fun.

Disney On Ice FROZEN – Coming Soon!

Disney On Ice Frozen – the show worth melting for – brings a family favorite to the ice, and they’re coming back to Long Beach and Ontario! Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle. Princess Anna along with her friends takes us with them on a fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa. Joined by Olaf (the adorable snowman), Kristoff (the rugged mountain man), and his loyal reindeer sidekick, Sven, they race to bring back summer. Encounter Everest-like conditions and mystical trolls as you sing-along to Academy Award®-winning songs and ultimately discover true love is the most powerful magic of all! It’s hosted by … READ MORE