Friday, April 18, 2014

Knott's Blooms Spring at the Boysenberry Festival! | @Knotts #KnottsSpring


Last weekend, the Knotts Berry Bloom arrived at Knotts Berry Farm.   What is Knotts Berry Bloom?

Knotts Berry Bloom is Knotts way of welcoming spring to southern California with Spring flowers, decorations, great food/drink and my favorite, boysenberries.  Knotts is known for growing the best boysenberry jelly's and jams but did you know that they are used for seasoning a variety of different food?  Enjoy all of the Spring activities from April 12-27.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Imaginology: A Day at the 2014 Youth Expo w/ S.T.E.A.M. | #GuestPost #Science


On Saturday, April 12, 2014, I was invited to the OC Fair and Event Center for “Imaginology,
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead,” with my family. This event was formally called the “Youth Expo,” but still encompasses the idea of learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math in a hands-on or kinesthetic environment. There were a variety of activities, for all ages to enjoy and participate in. My visit primarily focused on the “makeshops,” or hands-on activities, the Centennial Farm, free entertainment and amusements.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Disney Nature "Bears": Movie Review | @DisneyNature #DisneyNatureBears


Last week, I got was invited by Disney to see the new Disney Nature "Bears".  Since the movie comes out April 18, Earth Day, I thought I would give a little sneak peak of what you can expect.

As a Biologist and Animal Behaviorist, I love everything nature and was excited to check it out.  I saw the previews in the theatre and instantly fell in love with the sweet little bear family.  I felt a roller coaster of emotions watching as Sky, Amber and Scout brave the Alaskan wilderness that they call home.

Sky, and her two cubs, Scout and Amber, Disney Nature Bears does an incredible job showing the struggles these Grizzly's face during their first year of life.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mud Runs, Not Just for Adults Anymore: Check Out These Kid Mud Runs! #SoCal #California #Kids


Have you been running 5k's and more and had to leave the kids behind?  Have your kids been asking where you go and how come they can't come? 

After finishing the Warrior Dash this month, we are hooked on Mudders and other Obstacle runs.  After showing our kids how much fun we had, our kids were begging to go play "Wipeout" too!  

Their curiosity and excitement got me wondering if there were scaled down mud and fun runs for the kids as well.  I did a little research and found out that there are quite a few kid friendly runs just their size range from mud pits to 2 mile courses. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Circus Vargas is Coming to the OC! Win Tickets | @CircusVargas #Giveaway


Circus Vargas is coming to Orange County and I have tickets to give away to a lucky winner!

I am aware that some people shy away from circuses because of the possibility of animal cruelty.  I would like to let you know that Circus Vargas does not use animals in their acts and the show is so good, no animals are needed to take away from the spectacular acrobatics.

Circus Vargas Presenting Magikaria Extreme is coming to Orange County April 24-28 (Westfield MainPlace) and May 1-19 (Irvine Spectrum) with an all new show!