MainPlace Mall Celebrate Moms

MainPlace Mall Celebrates Mom with Party on the Patio Sat, May 12th!

MainPlace Mall is kicking off their first Art Walk event with a celebration for Moms! This Saturday, May 12th from 2pm to 5pm, guests can relax, dine, and unwind with a free, fashion-themed “Party on the Patio”! Mom will be pampered with mini makeovers and fancy nail wraps. Make sure to grab yourself a cocktail (or two!) at their pink bubbly bar, located on the Wokcano patio and enjoy live entertainment by Christopher Wooley, as well as a photo booth and games for all ages. There will also be a raffle to win purses from retailers including Macy’s, New York & Company, Coach, Brighton, G by GUESS, White House Black Market, JCPenney and more; all … READ MORE >>

Connected Independence – Smart Homes for Seniors


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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

STARS ON ICE TOUR Featuring 2018 Olympic Medalists Comes to Honda Center May 12th!

Stars on Ice offers fans the rare opportunity to witness some of the world’s most creative and cherished champions performing together in both individual and ensemble routines. Founded and produced by Olympic Gold Medalist, Scott Hamilton, Stars on Ice is the only figure skating Tour in America that brings us the greatest performances and competitors from around the globe. Every four years, the Winter Olympics showcases performances of our favorite athletes as well as celebrate their medals. “The U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team delivered against tough opposition winning a Bronze medal in the team competition, while Maia & Alex Shibutani, the brother-sister two-time National Ice Dance Champions and three-time World medalists also took home an Ice Dance Olympic … READ MORE >>

Sensory-Friendly Movie Experiences

April is National Autism-Awareness Month. I will be sharing resources throughout next month (primarily on my facebook page) that were helpful to us when we started out on our journey. One of the things we enjoy together as a family is watching the latest titles in the theater. It wasn’t so easy when the children were young and couldn’t sit through the film without disturbing others. It was discouraging and not fun so we stopped going for a while. When we learned of sensory-friendly films at AMC Theatres, I felt like it described us and gave us an opportunity to go back to the theater again without feeling judged. It … READ MORE >>

Great Wolf Lodge’s Spring-a-Palooza Activities

Families visiting any of Great Wolf Lodge’s resorts this spring are in for a fun surprise with their annual SPRING-A-PALOOZA happening now through April 15, 2018. During the five-week celebration of spring, you’ll find colorful decorations throughout, character-inspired flower gardens, bubble dance parties in the lobby, scavenger hunts, spring picnics with free lemonade, and spring-inspired daily activities. New this year, they have partnered with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to help fund and raise awareness to end childhood cancer. Alex’s Lemonade Stand During Spring-A-Palooza, families taking breaks between their water park fun can visit a lemonade stand in the Grand Lobby for complimentary lemonade to be enjoyed together picnic-style. This year, exclusive color changing … READ MORE >>