Connected Independence – Smart Homes for Seniors

Advertisment. All opinions are my own. Now that we are homeowners, my husband has been obsessed with converting our home into a Smart Home. We have several of the devices that we can control remotely like light switches, thermostat, garage, and we got an Echo Show for Christmas, but it takes time to do it all. Last week, I attended “Connected Independence”, a Smart Home designed for seniors. It had me thinking about my own aging parents, and I also pictured myself using this technology when I’m not there to help them. “According to AARP, nearly 90% of adults ages 65+ prefer staying in their homes and aging in their … READ MORE

Flower Fields Carlsbad Ranch Attractions

I received tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.  One of my favorite things to do in the Spring is visit The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. The 50 acres of rolling hillside tecolote ranunculus is just beautiful, it blooms for six to eight weeks out of the year (March to May), and it also overlooks the Pacific Ocean. This seasonal and popular attraction get visitors from all over the world. I think it can be enjoyed several different ways, and with different people, because it is great for all ages. It is family-friendly, handicapped-friendly, and I also saw couples and groups of friends. The last day … READ MORE

Disneyland Pixar Fest Celebrating Friendship + Beyond – 8 Things To Do!

Post written by me for Disneyland. All opinions are my own. Disneyland did an amazing job for Pixar Fest Celebrating Friendship & Beyond! While the transformation of Pixar Pier at Disney California Park is not ready until summer, the festival is in full force which started this weekend! Everyone has a favorite Disney Pixar movie that they love. I didn’t really think about this until attending the Media Showcase, but they all have something in common – They all tell a story about the true meaning of friendship! Woody and Buzzlight Year, Mike & Sulley, Russell & Dug, Nemo & Dory, Lightning McQueen & Mater, Joy & Sadness, and the … READ MORE

House of Blues Anaheim Birthday Dinner + OMD Concert Recap!

Post written by me for House of Blues. All opinions are my own.  My husband and I both have birthdays in April. We are about a week apart so we often blow out our candles together. One of our favorite celebrations this year was at a Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) concert at the House of Blues in Anaheim. They’re one of our favorite 80’s band, and they still sound good after all this time! They performed mostly their greatest hits and some of their new songs. It was nostalgic, and we would love to see them again live if they ever come back! Dinner Before the Concert Before the concert, … READ MORE

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

OC Parks 2018 Summer Concert + Sunset Cinema Film Series

The 2018 OC Parks Summer Concert Series and Sunset Cinema Film Series schedule has been released! Enjoy summer nights at the parks with free concerts and movie screenings with family and friends. All events will include free parking with food and drink available for purchase. You’ll want to pack things like your own beach chairs that recline or a picnic blanket to sit on. There are (10) free outdoor concerts Thursday evenings, June 21 – August 23 from 5 – 8 pm, and (14) free movie screenings June 16 – September 14. You can view the schedule below to start saving the dates! “We are thrilled to bring so much entertainment to the community this … READ MORE

Knotts Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival Chicken Wings

Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival Food Guide

If you’re a big fan of all things Boysenberry (the legendary fruit that’s a cross between a loganberry, raspberry, and blackberry), you’ll want to join the celebration at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival! The fruit is named after its originator Rudolf Boysen, and the Knott family was the first to successfully harvest and sell the boysenberry on the land that is now known as Knott’s Berry Farm. It’s the perfect place to celebrate. This year, the festival is over three weeks (March 16- April 8) featuring over 75 boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more. For 24 days, everyone can indulge in yummy eats and stay to play with live entertainment, … READ MORE

Discovery Cube OC Bubblefest is Back in time for Spring Break!

What child doesn’t love bubbles? Adults still like them too. Just in time for Spring Break, BUBBLEFEST is back in Orange County, and they’re celebrating all-things-bubbles now through Sunday, April 8th at the Discovery Cube OC. Families can roll around in water spheres, take a family photo being inside a bubble, learn the science of bubbles in the Bubble Lab, watch an exciting performance of the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show performed by Deni Yang, and more! There’s even a Cube Jr. Playground area for the littles. It is an exciting way to enjoy bubbles for all ages!   Activities Included: Mega Bubblefest Laser Show Large inflatable water sphere Bubble Lab Mega Bubbles Courtyard Mega Bubblefest Laser Show One of … READ MORE