Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Top Ten Valentines Day Gifts for Women



We have all been there. What do we get for that special Woman in your life?

Whether it is your girlfriend, wife, or your mother, it always seems to be a challenge to find that perfect gift! You want to show them that you love them but you also don't always have a lot of money to do it.

Monarch Butterfly Day at Mile Square Park | @OCParks



Are you looking for something to do outdoors with your family this Saturday?

Mile Square Park is having its annual Monarch Butterfly Day! Get up close and personal with butterflies and learn about their habitat. You can evan learn what plants to put in your own backyard to have your own Butterfly garden!

Mimi's Cafe Goes RED! Plus (2)$25 GIVEAWAY! | @Mimis_Cafe #MimisGoesRed


Do you know a woman that has been struggling with Heart Health? I do, my mom! She suffers from heart palpations that are scary and can lead to severe results. Because Heart Disease is so prominent, Mimi's Cafe is raising awareness throughtout February which is also American Heart Month.  Mimi's Cafe's goal along with the American Heart Association, is to turn America RED!





In it's second year supporting Go Red for Women, Mimi's is dedicated to shout louder and stronger for the fight against heart disease, the number one killer of women.


Beginning on the 10th National Wear Red Day, February 1st, Mimi's will recognize guests who show their support by wearing red with a free cup of signature soup.  Throughout the month, guests that donate $1 will receive a red heart-shaped tribute card to inscribe and post on a giant in-restaurant red dress display.  A limited-edition red dress lapel pin will be given to those giving a $5 donation.  As a thank you for every donation, donars will receive up to $30 in Mimi's savings.  Every Tuesday throughout the month, Mimi's will thank warm hearted guests that donate with a warm cup of FREE soup while they dine in at their local Mimi's!




Heart health is non-negotiable.  That is why in addition to fundraising, Mimi's is taking the lead to elevate heart disease and heart health as top-of-mind issues for women and empowering all guests to make healthy decisions while dining out. 

To aid people in choosing healthier choices at Mimi's, I have been given (2) $25 e-gift cards to GIVEAWAY to my readers!  Enter below and try their heart healthy choices and join the cause!

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Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post.  I was invited as a guest to participate in creating awareness for this campaign.  I received a gift card to support the cause and was offered two gift cards to raffle to SoCal Kids Outdoor Adventures readers. All images are copyrighted and used with permission. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit! | @Snow_Summit @Bear_Mountain



Have you wanted to get your kids out in the snow?  January is the perfect month to start them on skiing and snowboarding at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.  Why? You ask? It is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month!

Are you looking for Valentine Gift Ideas? | @TheChildrensPlace @BathandBodyWorksCA

 
Have you thought about what you are giving to your love this Valentine's Day?  I have a hard time every year trying to pick out that perfect gift! How about some suggestions? I have found some cute idea's for this year. 

Check out these great ideas for men, women and kids! :-)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Big Bear's Snow Play GIVEAWAY!



I promised you a BIG GIVEAWAY when we hit 100 likes! How does a family 4 pack of tickets($100 value) to Big Bear's Snow Play sound?!

With all the storms we have had in the last couple weeks, I thought, what better way to thank everyone for following our journey by sending you to play outside in the snow? Big Bear's Snow Play is Southern California's premier place for snow tubing!



Everyone 2 years old and older can participate! Ages 2-6 are even FREE with a paying adult! What could make this awesome Snow Tubing experience better? How about a covered "Magic Carpet"(moving walkway) to bring you to the top of the runs each time?! No more hiking up the hill or grabbing onto the dangerous pull lifts to get to the top! You can ride in style and relax to save your energy for keeping up with your little ones.




I appreciate the encouragement that all of you have given me while following my blog and I hope that I can continue to share the fun things we do outdoors with your own families.

You might be wondering how far away is Snow Play. Here are different directions from various areas in the South Bay.

Big Bear's Snow Play 42825 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, Ca 92315

HWY 330/HWY 18 Through Running Springs From The Los Angeles Area: Take Interstate 10 East, to Interstate 210 North, to Hwy. 330 East. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. We are on the EAST END of Big Bear on Big Bear Blvd.

From Orange County Or The South Bay Area:
Take the 91 East (or the 55 North to the 91 East), to the 215 North, to Interstate 10 East, to Interstate 210 North, to Hwy. 330 East. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. We are on the EAST END of Big Bear on Big Bear Blvd.

From The San Diego Area:
Take Interstate 15 North, to the 215 North, to Interstate 10 East, to Interstate 210 North, to Hwy. 330 East, which will take you up into the mountains. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. We are on the EAST END of Big Bear on Big Bear Blvd.

From The San Fernando Valley Area:
Take the 101 East, to the 134 East, to the 210 East, to Interstate 10 East, to Interstate 210 North, to Hwy. 330 East which will take you up into the mountains. Hwy. 330 goes through Running Springs and turns into Hwy. 18. Follow Hwy. 18 East and turn right across the Big Bear Lake dam. Stay on Big Bear Blvd. through the Big Bear Village or turn left on Paine Rd., which turns into Big Bear Blvd. We are on the EAST END of Big Bear on Big Bear Blvd. Directions courtesy of Big Bear Mountain Resorts.

DISCLAIMER: The passes will not be valid during the following dates: Dec. 14th Jan. 6th Jan. 19th – Jan. 21st, Feb. 9th – Feb. 11th, Feb. 15th – Feb. 18th, Mar. 22nd– Apr. 6th. Expires last day of 2012/2013 season

Now that I have given you a little idea of what is in store for you... Enter the GIVEAWAY below and get ready to hit the slopes!

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Friday, January 4, 2013

The Children's Place! Plus a GIVEAWAY!

Around the holiday's, parents everywhere are looking for that special outfit for their little ones.  Where do you start looking?




I found my children's clothes at The Children's Place! They had the cutest layered looks just in time for our recent cold weather! 








For that dressy, holiday card look, there was a wide variety of dress shirts and slacks for the boys and beautiful colorful dresses and all the matching accessories for the girls!



On our last trip to one of the stores, my daughter could not get enough of the sparkly shoes and Hello Kitty!  The Fedora's were also an especially big
hit with her.


My son was drawn instantly to the wide range of Avenger and Transformer T-shirts that covered the displays and walls! The prices were very reasonable and if you signed up for their email list, you often got great coupons to make the prices unbelievable!




When you sign up for the PLACE  card, you get 20% off your first purchase and 5% off every purchase after!

Right now they are in the middle of their Monster Sale which includes items up to 75% off! 



Now that you have seen some of the bright and amazing choices, it's time for a little extra something to help you buy those adorable outfits!

Who wants a $25 gift card?

Enter below and check out the amazing outfits and deals.

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New Years Camping Tradition



When most people think of celebrating New Years, they don't imagine going to the middle of the Mojave Desert.  But this is exactly how my family celebrates along with some of our closest and dearest friends.