Thursday, July 30, 2015

DreamWorks HOME Now Available on DVD Win a Copy Plus FREE Printables | @FHEInsiders #DreamWorksHome #Giveaway

You might have hear that HOME from Fox Entertainment is now available on Blu-ray/DVD and I have a copy for you to WIN!

Print out these fun FREE printables for your little ones and enter the contest below.

Have you seen HOME yet? If not, let me give you a summary of the film.

It is based on Adam Rex's 2007 children's book The True Meaning of Smekday When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.

With an all star cast, it will sure to be a fun family favorite.  Enjoy these FREE activity sheets and be sure to enter the giveaway below.
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DISCLAIMER:  I was given a copy of the movie. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Save Money 2015 Orange County Fair Tips and Discounts | @OCFair #OneBigParty

The OC Fair is one of the biggest events in Southern California and it can be one of the most expensive for families. Luckily, there are ways that you can save and enjoy the Fair without breaking the bank.   These tips and discounts will help you save money on almost every day of the week.

      • SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS have FREE admission from 10-11am
      • WEDNESDAYS Donation Days:  From Noon to 3, Bring the set items on these days and get free admission and 1 free ride per required items per person.
        • July 22 (Noon-3 p.m.): Food Drive (5 cans of food) 
        • July 29 (Noon-3 p.m.): Children's Book Drive (3 new or gently used children's books -- new for 2015) 
        • August 5 (Noon-3 p.m.): Clothing Drive (5 new or gently used clothing items) 
        • August 12 (Noon-3 p.m.): School Supply Drive (School supply item(s) valued at $5 or more, receipt is required for proof of value) Items Accepted: pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, notebook paper, backpacks, colored pencils, markers, pencil boxes, pocket folders.)
      • THURSDAYS are KIDS DAYS and kids 12 and under are FREE
        • Kids 5 and under are FREE every day
      • FRIDAYS Seniors 60 and older receive a $2 discount on their Senior admission ticket ($5 ticket) plus free Ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides all day on Seniors Day. Active-duty U.S. military and veterans receive free Fair admission every day with a valid military ID (DD-214 form is accepted as proof of military service. Offer not valid for spouses or dependents.)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Adventure Playground in Huntington Beach is Good Muddy Fun

Last week, I FINALLY got a chance to bring my family to Adventure Playground in Huntington Beach.  I have seen pictures of friends visits and thought, why haven't we gone?  

The only thing I knew about it was that it was inexpensive and the kids get muddy and wet.  Sounded like our type of place.  A Huck Finn Paradise.  All that is missing is white-washing fences.

Located in the heart of Huntington Beach, Adventure Playground is honestly, a little confusing of how to get there.  I typed the address into my mapping software and we were off.  The map brought us to the parking lot of a library with hand written signs pointing off in the distance.  

When you arrive at the parking lot, on the right you will see a grassy park and up a hill, a painted sign on a fence pointing you to the playground.  Follow the path and it will lead the way to the entrance.  

The park is very small but has what most parks don't offer, a chance to be Huck Finn!  

The entrance to the park is minimal, $3.00 for kids and adults are FREE.  Soon you will see why,  there isn't a ton of things to do but what there is, it is worth every penny.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Find Love with The Longest Ride Movie & Win a Copy | @FHEInsiders #InsidersLongestRide #Giveaway

What would you do for the love of your life?  The latest Nicholas Sparks movie, "The Longest Ride" invites you to grab the bull by the horns and take a ride.

The Longest Ride came to DVD and Blu-ray this week and we want to give you a chance to win a copy.

The Longest Ride centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City's art world.  


As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decade-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple.  Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, the LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love..

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ian Somerhalder Visits the International Bird Rescue in San Pedro | @DawnDish #HowDoYouLoveWildlife

The Santa Barbara oil spill that released 110,000 gallons of oil May 19th, made a huge mess and unsurprisingly, destroyed habitats and killed hundreds of birds and marine mammals.   An 8 inch tear in a corroded pipeline was to blame.  The number of animals lost would have been much more if it weren't for the wildlife centers up and down the California coast that are run almost exclusively by volunteers.  

I used to be one of these volunteers that spent countless hours smelling like fish, caring for the sick and dying animals hoping that one day they could be healthy enough to be released back into the ocean.  We would be especially busy with the regular "baby season" in the late Winter through early Summer.   This year the centers have been inundated with so many more! 

You may have heard that their have been thousands of Sea Lion pups starving and beaching themselves all over Southern California this Spring and Summer.  The reason for this is that the moms have had to swim farther and farther out to sea to feed themselves, leaving their young ones earlier to fend for themselves.  Because the young Sea Lions, cannot follow their moms on long distances, they in turn starve.  

The International Bird Center and the Marine Mammal Center in San Pedro, California has taken in more than their share of the injured wildlife and thanks to Dawn Dishsoap, I was there to see some of the animals released back into the wild.  Check out what some of the other volunteers have to say about Dawn Dishsoap and how it helps the animals.

We were joined by Ian Somerhalder(The Vampire Diaries).  Ian has used his passion for wildlife and especially pelicans to start the Ian Somerhalder Foundation that helps support care for animals in need.  Do you remember the pelican Pink?  His bill pouch had been torn almost completely off?  His foundation was responsible for funding the expensive surgeries that saved his life!