Anders Ruff (AR) Woodworking Workshop San Juan Capistrano + Giveaway

If a night-out is what you need, but you want to do something a little different and meaningful, you could grab a friend or your significant other and spend a couple of hours at Anders Ruff (AR) Workshop. They supply everything you will need to customize a woodworking project where all you need to do is just show up. You can make projects like Plank Wood, Framed Wood, Round Wood, Centerpiece Wood Boxes, Plank Trays (this is what I made), Porch Signs, and Wood Photo Frames. But it is not just limited to wood because you can also make Canvas Pillows, Youth Projects, and Seasonal Crafts. Customize your project with your … 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 >>

Pizza and Minecraft Nights with BrainStorm EDU Fridays and Saturdays in Irvine

Are your kids Minecraft addicts? Could you use a Date Night? We stopped in to visit BrainStorm STEM Education headquarters in Irvine to experience their Minecraft Night which is available on Fridays and Saturdays. Designed for children 7+, you can drop them off for three hours where Gamers can play with their friends PLUS they get a break for pizza and a kid-friendly movie. My kids loved it! Birthday parties, Summer Camps, and Minecraft University are also available. Online registration is required because some class will sell out. You can watch a short video below and get a virtual tour. For more information, please visit their website at Pizza … READ MORE >>

Date Night: Book of Mormon Musical at Segerstrom Center #scfta

Disclosure: We attended a media preview. Date night isn’t a common occurrence at our house. Evenings and weekends are usually reserved for helping the kids with homework or attending/coaching sports events. But when I heard that THE BOOK OF MORMON was coming to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, my husband and I took it as a sign that we needed to break from tradition. Combining my passion for musicals with his love of South Park humor (made famous by Trey Parker and Matt Stone), we were ready for a date night made in heaven. THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards. The entire cast was … READ MORE >>

Paint and Drink Class at Pinot’s Palette in Tustin #PinotsPalette @PinotTustin

If you’ve been looking for something fun to do with your friends or a date night, look into a paint and drink class like they have at Pinot’s Palette in Tustin. The way it is set up, it can accommodate a large group or private parties, and it’s designed to be social. Each class features an artwork. The instructor walked us through the painting, and her artwork was projected onto the large flat screens on the wall along with the finished artwork (our objective). A paint palette was provided along with brushes and a water cup. I got up a few times to change out my water, refill my paint, … READ MORE >>