Thursday, September 18, 2014

DISCOUNTS AND GIVEAWAY: Aquarium of the Pacific Honors Local Cultures | @AquariumPacific

Photo Credit:  Aquarium of the Pacific

Several tribes will be represented at the Aquarium with live music and dance, cultural craft presentations, and artifacts of daily life

Envision what our region was like centuries ago, and learn about the various tribes that maintain their historical connection to the ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Moompetam: Gathering of the Salt Water People. The Aquarium’s tenth annual Native American festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21, 2014. This event will feature traditional music, dance, storytelling, cultural craft demonstrations, and educational programs. Families will be able to participate in arts and crafts for all ages as well as other activities inspired by local maritime cultures. Native American artists will present cultural objects, such as basketry, items of adornment, and artifacts of daily life.

RE-CAP: Lobsterfest 2014 at Ports O Call Village | @PofLALobsterfest #SanPedro

Last weekend, I was invited attend the Lobsterfest Festival in San Pedro.  Music, games, crafts, rides and of course LOBSTER!  I had walked into heaven.  

My family loves lobster and it was a whole party dedicated to its buttery masterpiece!  Walking into the festival, you knew you were in the right place with 20 foot tall lobsters welcoming you.

Lobster wasn't the only thing on the menus that day and as you walked in, there were at least 20 different food stands to choose from.  There were plenty of refreshments to keep our parched throats happy as well.

Follow the sweet smell of Main lobster and you will find yourself at the lobster tents where they will crack open your lobster to maximize your eating.  My kids dug into them like they were candy!  They were SO sweet!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DVD GIVEAWAY: Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Best Friends Plus FREE Printable! | @FHEInsiders #BerryBestFriends

The Berry Sweet Smelling Strawberry Shortcake is back with an all new DVD!

Strawberry Shortcake:  Berry Best Friends is out on DVD NOW!  

I think I have made it clear that we are huge Strawberry Shortcake fans and I have been excited to buy this for my daughter ever since I saw a glimpse of it at the Strawberry Shortcake Convention back in July!

It’s friends first for Strawberry Shortcake and her favorite gal pals in Berry Best Friends! When Orange Blossom’s general store overflows with a new line of fruits and veggies, she tries to handle all of the details without any help from others, and, as a result, she’s exhausted! 

Strawberry is excited to be building a new marketplace, but has a tough time learning how to graciously say, “no, thank you.” Both soon learn that talking about what you need is the berry best thing to do. 

When the BFFs form a new band called Strawberry and the Sweet Beats, they’re all jazzed to head out on the road...except for Orange, who is afraid to admit that she doesn’t want to leave home. Once she tells her friends how she feels, she’s ready to set out for a rockin’ good time! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PET PRODUCT REVIEW: Skin and Teeth Refreshed by VetIQ | @VetIQPets #ad

With summer came the typical skin itchies with my furbaby, Brittany.  I figured she might have fleas so I gave her flea treatments.  The flea treatments seemed to work but mostly she seemed to have dry skin so I looked around for a skin vitamin to add to her diet.

I wanted something that she would eat that I wouldn't have to hide in a treat and honestly, didn't smell like fish.  I had tried a couple skin supplements that were mostly fish oil and YUCK!  LOL 

Friday, September 12, 2014

El Dorado Dog Park: Check out Long Beach's Newest Dog Playground

Smiling Dog at dog park

I know I write about things to do with my kids a lot but one kid that gets overlooked a lot is our Brittany/Golden Retriever dog, Brittany.  You may have seen her on my photos in Instagram and Facebook but she usually doesn't get much blog time.

This post is about her new favorite play park!  Did you know that El Dorado Park now has a new(ish) dog park?  It is right next to the archery range and you can see it from Spring Street.

Long Beach, Sign