Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas Friends!!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

GIVEAWAY: Knott's New Year's Eve Celebration!

Disclaimer: We were provided with media tickets to this event. All opinions are our own.

2014 is almost here and we're celebrating in style!
Knott's Berry Farm New Year's Eve Celebration 
is going to keep us rocking out all the way into the New Year!

My husband is super excited since he can never keep me awake til midnight at home!
But this year, the whole family will be celebrating together!

Special one-night-only entertainment serves up family fun 
for a variety of ages and interests, including the Midnight Party on the Midway! 
Count down the New Year with music, stilt walkers, 
party hats, and noisemakers for everyone. 

And new this year, the Knott’s Sky Cabin, adorned with special lighting effects, 
will dramatically rise to the top of the “K” tower to count down the final moments of 2013. 
The cabin will reach the top at the stroke of midnight 
and the skies above Knott’s will be ablaze with colorful fireworks!

There’s live entertainment everywhere you turn. 
Adding to the line-up of can’t miss performers are:

• Krazy Kirk & The Hillbillies! From the deep country hills of Anaheim, 
these boys will have toes tappin’ hands clappin’ and guts bustin’ 
during the best darn musical comedy show ever performed 
on the Wilderness Dance Hall stage.

• The Reflexx, the ultimate 80’s party band, headlines the Calico Square Stage 
with a blast to the past of radical music from Depeche Mode, Flock of Seagulls, A-Ha, and more. 
And before The Reflexx take the stage, 
DJ REESSO spins popular high energy music in the Calico Square.

• Comedy Magic of Dana Daniels will fill the Boardwalk Ballroom with uproarious laughter 
as he combines clean comedy, astounding magic, and a psychic parrot in his show.

• Sharp Turn Ahead will headline the Camp Snoopy Theater 
with the up-and-coming teen duo’s fresh combination of energetic acoustic guitar 
and smooth keys, playing original tunes and covers of today’s pop hits.

• Salsa Dancing with Louie Angon, DJ JC & Snoopy invite you to show off your dance moves 
at Fiesta Plaza and groove to the beat of this spicy music scene that’s Hot Hot Hot!

• Party in the Dance Hall is home to boot scootin’ line dancing
 and two-stepping good times led by Dusty, 
the line dance caller on the Wilderness Dance Hall stage (between Krazy Kurk sets).

• It’s Christmas, Snoopy will present encore performances into the evening. 
Join Snoopy and his pals as they skate their way through the joys of the Holiday season.

• Snoopy’s Magical Nights of Lights features thousands of sparkling lights 
and holiday music throughout Camp Snoopy all night long, beginning at dusk.

Knott’s New Year’s Eve Celebration is included with regular daytime admission. 
Park hours are 10am to 1am. 

A 2014 Knott’s Season Pass is a great way to visit on New Year’s Eve. 
2014 passes offer a year of family fun and includes one free visit in 2013. 
And for a limited time, purchase a Season Pass for as low as six easy payments of $13! 

To purchase Season Passes or tickets, or for more information about Knott’s Berry Farm, 
visit or download the Knott’s mobile app for your smartphone today.

You can win 2 tickets to join us at Knott's New Year's Eve Celebration!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wow Me Wednesday #127

Welcome to the party!
It's my favorite day of the week,
and I'm so excited to see all your fun projects!
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Legoland California Holiday Snow Days & Winter Nights!

Are you looking for a great little getaway for your family over the holidays??
Legoland California presents Holiday Snow Days & Winter Nights!

Legoland California is located in San Diego, 
where you can enjoy some of the world's best weather year-round!

And just for the holidays, Legoland California has 50 tons of snow 
for your family to enjoy in the warm Southern California sunshine!

My kids loved playing in the snow, building Lego snowmen, and more!

One of our favorites was the 7 foot snow hills for tubing!
Grown-ups and kids can both enjoy speeding down the tube runs!

There were so many fun photo ops too!

We rode the Lego reindeer...

...and took pictures with Santa in front of the largest Lego tree in the world!

The best part is that Holiday Snow Days & Winter Nights are included 
in your regular admission price, so you can enjoy the rest of the park too!

And don't forget our favorite Legoland treat, fresh churros in warm dipping chocolate!

If you really want to excite your kids, let them know you'll be staying the night next door
at the totally awesome, kidtastic Legoland hotel!

Some of our favorite things about the Legoland hotel:

* The Lego play area with thousands of legos that are washed every night!
* Bricks Buffet, hands down the best hotel breakfast buffet I've ever experienced!
* The disco elevators are a blast!
* The themed rooms with separate sleeping area for the kids are fun and comfortable!
* The treasure hunt activity that leads you to the treasure chest in your room!

Come check out all that Legoland California has to offer!
It is the most original theme park you'll ever experience!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Merry & Bright Printables!

My favorite theme for this holiday season has certainly been

Everywhere I look the most creative bloggers 
have incorporated it into their decorating and I love it!

I included it in our Christmas card and some printables for you!

This 8x10 is a quick decoration for your wall and easy to frame for a gift!

And this set of 4 would be fun to cut up 
and include with gifts or just as a friendly note!

I think they would be a great note for a friend at any time of the year!

And I'm loving this print even more with a red frame and glitter polka dots!

Whatever you do, be Merry & Bright!

DOWNLOAD 8x10 print HERE!

Santa Claus is coming to Pretend City!

Santa Claus and Pretend City??
What a perfect combo!

If your kids are like mine, they're going to want to come!
And December 18 is the time for your special needs children to visit Santa!
This event is especially designed for children on the Autism spectrum.
This special "Sensitive Santa" visit and photo opportunity 
is designed to provide a sensory sensitive experience
with low Christmas carols, dim lights, and trained Santa and helpers
to ease some of the anxieties that may come with visiting Santa.
(Santa will take a lunch break from 12-1 on this day.)

29 Hubble
Irvine CA 92618


Monday: 10AM - 1PM
Tuesday - Sunday 10AM - 5PM

Adults & Children: $12.50
Infant to 12 months: FREE

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Ribbon Wreath!

I love ribbon. And wreaths. And lots and lots of color!!

Every since I helped my sister make a ribbon wreath a few weeks ago,
I've been color-scheming in my mind.
And since Christmas is here, I chose my favorite Christmas color combo!

You should know all the things I did wrong so you can do them right.

This beautiful creation will take one styrofoam wreath, not cheap,
and around 12 rolls of ribbon, also not cheap.
Plan your shopping around sales and not making a wreath on a whim!

And be prepared with hours and hours of television,
because this baby will take you forever!!

But I love it. Every loop of ribbon is my favorite.
I would do it again, and you know next time it will be a rainbow of colors.
Because I love ribbon. And I love rainbows even more.

Merry Christmas Ribbon Wreath to YOU!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

GIVEAWAY: Light Up Links!!

Our house has been taken over by a new craze!
Light Up Links is definitely the new favorite toy for my kids!

My daughter is 5 and my son is 10, 
and they both love them and play with them together.
That's some kind of miracle!
And my favorite part is that they are creating together 
and never asking for more batteries!

They started out with the fantastic ideas in the book,
like wands, stars, domes and race cars!

Now my son has gotten adventurous and is using his imagination 
to build all sorts of things like this jet!

Light Up Links is running a great special right now, just in time for Christmas!
After receiving my first set to review, I have already ordered more!
I can't wait to see what my kids can create with even more Light Up Links!

Check out this video for even more cool Light Up Links ideas and order yours today!
Your kids are going to love them!
Order by December 16th for Christmas delivery!

And now for the best part...
you can win a set for your family!!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wow Me Wednesday #126

Welcome to the party!
It's my favorite day of the week,
and I'm so excited to see all your fun projects!
Grab the WOW button,
check out other entries that catch your eye,
and leave a little crafty comment love along the way!
Ready, set, GO!!!

KTLA Channel 5 Live Broadcast at Irvine Park Railroad! Bring a Toy and Ride the Train!

KTLA Channel 5 Live Broadcast with Henry DiCarlo

Please join us this Thursday morning, December 12th, when KTLA Channel 5 and Henry DiCarlo 
will broadcast live from Irvine Park Railroad to accept new and unwrapped toys 
for the Salvation Army's annual toy drive.

Each person that brings a new and unwrapped toy will receive a free regular Irvine Park Railroad train ticket*.

The broadcast begins at 4:30 am and continues through 10:00 am. 

Come ride the Christmas Train and enjoy Christmas Train activities at no cost this morning only.

You may bring your personal camera to take photos with Santa. 

Ride the Christmas Train from 4:30 am to 7:30 am.

Enjoy Christmas Train activities from 8:00 am - 10:00 am.

The regular train will be open on Thursday and Friday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. 

The Christmas Train will be open nightly beginning Friday, December 13th through December 23rd. 
To purchase Christmas Train tickets, click here

Irvine Park Railroad will continue to accept new and unwrapped toys for the Salvation Army through December 19th. 

Also through this date, each person that brings a toy to the train station 
will receive one regular Irvine Park Railroad train ticket per toy*.


This event may be cancelled by KTLA Channel 5 

ONLY if there is major, breaking news. 
We suggest that you visit this page, our Facebook page or Twitter 
before you visit the park for this event.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela Printables

It seems appropriate at this time of peace on earth and joy to all men
that we celebrate the life of the great man, Nelson Mandela.

Here are some of my favorite Mandela quotes as free printables for you!

Download HERE!
Happy Friday to you!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wow Me Wednesday #125!

Welcome to the party!
It's my favorite day of the week,
and I'm so excited to see all your fun projects!
Grab the WOW button,
check out other entries that catch your eye,
and leave a little crafty comment love along the way!
Ready, set, GO!!!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

GIVEAWAY: Disney On Ice Rockin' Ever After!

Have you purchased your tickets for Disney On Ice Rockin' Ever After??
I am so excited to take my kids, they are going to love it!

And today I've got a fun surprise for you!

If you are the lucky winner, you will receive 2 ticket vouchers in the mail.

Vouchers are good for weekday shows (excluding Friday night and holidays)
at STAPLES Center, Citizens Business Bank Arena or the Honda Center.

Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets in advance of the performance at the venue Box Office.
The value of the vouchers is $28 each. 
If the $28 section is sold out, tickets will be issued in the $22 section.
Vouchers do not guarantee seats, so please redeem early.

For adjoining seats, additional tickets can be purchased when redeeming the vouchers.


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Friday, November 29, 2013

Review: Just Dance Kids 2014!

If your kids are anything like mine, 
they love the tv and they need more exercise!
And sometimes the weather is too cold 
and it's hard to get out burn off all that kid energy.

It has my kids moving and dancing and having fun!

Up to 4 players can play together cooperatively,
allowing your kids to work together for a high score!
Simple menu icons allow kids to choose game options on their own, 
and all the lyrics are onscreen so you can sing along!
Every song has a different style of choreography, 
getting your kids to move it and work all their little muscles!

Thank you Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. To learn more about Just Dance Kids 2014, visit the Just Dance Facebook Page here: I was selected to review Just Dance Kids 2014 as a member of Clever Girls Collective; the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Check out this awesome playlist of classic and contemporary songs your kids will love!

  • Selena Gomez & The Scene: "Hit The Lights"
  • Demi Lovato: "Give Your Heart A Break"
  • Goldheart: "We Go Well Together"
  • One Direction "One Thing"
  • Ariana Grande: "Put Your Hearts Up"
  • Victorious Cast featuring Victoria Justice: "Make It Shine (Victorious Theme)"
  • Bridgit Mendler: "Ready Or Not"
  • The Wiggles: "Get Ready To Wiggle"
  • Yo Gabba Gabba!: "The Freeze Game"
  • "7 8 9"
  • "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)"
  • "Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)"
  • "Fireflies"
  • "Footloose"
  • "Get Down On It"
  • "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
  • "I Like To Move It"
  • "Magic Carpet Ride"
  • "Problem (Monster Remix)"
  • "Shout"
  • "Fraggle Rock (Opening and Closing Theme)"
  • "The Hustle"
  • "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room"
  • "Walking On Sunshine"

Just Dance 2014 is an awesome gift for all the kids on your Christmas list this year!
You can get it at Amazon or Gamestop.

And keep up with all the latest fun on the Ubisoft blog!

                    I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


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