Friday, August 22, 2014

KIDS CRAFT: Rocket Jumper: Easy, Quick and Cheap and Great for Space Parties


Last weekend we went to the Columbia Space Center and learned how to make a GREAT toddler + rocket!  My kids are 5 and 7 and they had a blast making and launching these inexpensive "Rocket Jumpers".

These rockets can be used on any surface and quick and cheap to make.  They jump to about 3-4 feet high and is safe for even the toddlers.

Things you need:

  • 2 Sturdy plastic cups
  • 2 Rubber bands
  • Tape
  • Coloring markers/crayons etc.
  • Rocket printable (free download below)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: Island of Lemurs: Madagascar in IMAX w/ Ticket Giveaway! | @WarnerBrosEnt

Ring tailed Lemurs, Sifaka, movie
Photo Credit: Warner Brothers Entertainment
I've never been a huge fan of lemurs. It's not that I don't like them, I do but I've never looked at them and said, "Aw how cute!". So, when I walked into the movie theater and took my seat to watch Island of Lemurs: Madagascar in IMAX at the Irvine Spectrum, I wasn't sure what to expect.

I was also wondering if it would hold the attention of my 7 year old. Forty minutes later, we were both leaving with smiles on our faces and very entertained. 

Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is a documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman. These cute (yup, I called them cute) little furry animals were filmed in IMAX 3D which made it feel like the animals were in the theater. The visuals were amazing and makes you feel like you're right there in the mix with all the lemurs. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

FASHION: Fall Styles at the Children's Place! @ChildrensPlace #FallPlace #BacktoSchool #Giveaway #ad


The school season is upon us and I don't know about you but I am still looking for new clothes for my kids!  While my kids use uniforms, they still need clothes for after school and weekends.

I am one to look for coupons because as my family will tell you, I am cheap.  I like a good deal.  What's wrong with that?  Doesn't everyone?  My favorite go-to store and online clothing place for my kids is The Children's Place.

The Children's Place always have the best weekly coupon's and also a really good clearance area.  Put the two together, you get really good savings!  I was invited to check out their fall fashions last week and see what deals I could find.  How about saving over $100 plus I got $80 Place Cash back!

First off I had a 30% off coupon from the weekly email.  Additionally, I got $10(Place Cash) for every $20 I spent.  Besides shopping in the clearance area's(up to 50% + 30% off) I also used my $100 gift-card.  My total?  $89 with $80 in Place Cash back in coupons!

CONCERTS: Aquarium of the Pacific, Summer Nights | @AquariumPacific #LongBeach

Photo Courtesy of Kirschner Creative Artists

Summer is for concerts!  Why not enjoy concerts at the Aquarium of the Pacific?  Fish, Live Music, Drinks and great views of Rainbow Harbor.

Enjoy the breeze and ocean views while watching live music performances by a variety of bands and artists on the Aquarium’s Rooftop Veranda

WHAT: The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Rooftop Veranda will serve as the setting for a Summer Concert Series. Wednesdays through September 10, the Aquarium in conjunction with Kirschner Creative Artists, will present a selection of musical acts to benefit the Aquarium’s educational programs and animal care.

ENTERTAINMENT:  Performances include the Latin jazz sounds of Scott Martin, West Coast soul with Raquel Rodriguez, the folk music of The Dustbowl Revival, cover songs from The Replicas, and singer/songwriter Kiki Ebsen.

Friday, August 15, 2014

TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL: Welcomes Largest Rubber Duck to the LA Waterfront! | @TallShipsLA #Giveaway #SanPedro #ad

Tall Ship Festival LA, Sailing, 2014,

Have you ever wanted to know what it was like to feel the wind in your hair and feel the salt on your skin?  Sailing across the ocean blue with the sails cracking overhead?  The Port of Los Angeles is giving you that chance!

The Tall Ships are are called the "Greatest Spectacle of the Pacific".  

Come to the LA Waterfront to check out more than a dozen international and domestic grand Tall Ships sail into California waters from all over the Pacific Ocean.  The Tall Ships Festival L.A. 2014 is arriving August 20, 2014!

From August 20-24, 2014, the Port of Los Angeles will be just one of three west coast ports bestowed with the honor of welcoming these beautiful vessels to their shores, affording visitors the rare chance to catch a glimpse, step aboard, and even set sail on some of the grandest ships of yore. In addition, the historic Battleship Iowa and the Victory Ship, S.S. Lane Victory will also be open for tours with your ticket.

  • Tickets available at or at 877-4FLY-TIX
  • Five full days - August 20 - 24, 2014
Tall Ships® Festival Los Angeles will showcase domestic and international ships, including some of the most acclaimed worldwide, including the official Tall Ships of the City of Los Angeles: Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson, The Twin Brigantines.

There is a special surprise this year!  What is 105 feet tall, yellow and needs a big bathtub?  The worlds largest Rubber Duck!