Friday, May 31, 2013

@NestleUSA and @GirlScouts have teamed up! #CandyBars #ThinMints #Caramel #PeanutButter #Review

As if Nestlé® Crunch® couldn't tempt us enough.  After months of speculation, Nestlé's has announced the new line of candy bars! 

We all know and love our annual girl scout cookies!  Our time with our cookies is literally short and sweet.  They are gone all too soon and we have to wait another year for the mouth watering sweets. 

This June, for the second year in a row, we can now enjoy our favorite Girl Scout Cookies until September!  Not in a box sold outside your local grocery store by those cute little darlings but inside!  Three of our favorites have graduated to the next level, candy bars! 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

14th Annual Rods and Rails Show! #Hotrods #Trains #Motorcycles #PERRIS @OrangeEmpireRail

Do and your family like classic cars? Motorcycles? Trains? This is one event that you don't want to miss!
Retro cars to delight motor fans and families at Rods & Rails Show at Orange Empire Railway Museum  
The 14th Annual Rods & Rails Show and Potato Festival promises to be a huge hit for lovers of classic cars, trains and Perris history who drop by the Orange Empire Railway Museum on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The annual festival, which is free to the public, is expected to draw more than 5,000 people. The event, sponsored by the City of Perris, features pre-1980 muscle cars, hot rods, classics, street machines, pony cars, lowriders, pre and post war trucks and all makes and models of motorcycles. 
Visitors will enjoy live rhythm and blues music, great food and performances by the Wild West Temecula Gun Fighters. There will be lots of fun for children including the Franklin Hayes Marionettes, a young talent showcase and youth bicycle show. The day also includes the Potato Festival, which is a tribute to the Perris Valley's agricultural roots. 
The Orange Empire Railway Museum features one of the largest collections of rolling rail cars in the U.S. Visitors can enjoy trolley and cable car exhibits and rides.  Admission to ride is $12 for ages 12 and up and $8 for ages 5 to 11.  For information about the car show, call the City of Perris at 951-943-6603.
About Orange Empire Railway Museum
Orange Empire Railway Museum at 2201 South A Street in Perris operates a Museum Railway where visitors can ride on the historic trains and trolleys that helped shape the Southern California we know today. The Museum Railway operates every weekend and on most major holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and also on weekdays forcharters and other special events. The Museum grounds are open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas.   

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.  I received no compensation.  All thoughts are my own.  Do not use any pictures without compensation.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Free Legoland @SEALIFEAquarium Tickets for Volunteers! #BeachCleanup #CARLSBAD #WorldOceansDay

June 8th is World Ocean's Day! We love keeping our coast clean!  Come help clean up one of our local beaches and receive a FREE Ticket for each volunteer to the SEALIFE Aquarium at LEGOLAND California Resort!
Register Here.  "Join" the page and you are registered.
DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post.  All thoughts are my own.  Do not use any pictures without permission.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Ocean Explorer- Wonders of the Deep New @AquariumPacific #ExploreAOP


Have you heard about the Aquarium of the Pacific's newest exhibit?  I got a chance to preview its new changes this week!

The new exhibit showcases some of the mysteries of our deepest oceans. Not only can you see and touch some of these rarely seen animals, you can actually talk to researcher live on two different research vessels in the Atlantic Ocean! There is a running live feed of the ROV (remotely operated vehicle) a mile or more deep in the ocean!

Friday, May 24, 2013

El Dorado Park- Nature Center's Family Summer Activities! #Concerts, #Hikes, #Campfires, #Classes, #Butterflies and more!

If you have not been to El Dorado Park's Natures Center, please take these opportunities this summer to indulge.  A gem of hiking trails, lakes, nature center, classes and more await you!  There is an abundance of wildlife to take pictures of and the children especially love the turtles on the rafts and the hands-on activities in the nature center.

Check out the summer schedule for 2013! From concerts, classes, cleanups, hiking, animal identification, and more! There is something for everyone!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

OC Parks Summer Concert in the Park Series- KROQ’s ROQ N’ Surf Summer Series @KROQ @OCParks #Concerts


It's that time of the year again! Concerts in the park!  I love taking my little ones to sing and dance the evening away.  We pack a picnic dinner and bring camping chairs and enjoy nice warm summer nights listening to music. 
(Orange County, Calif.) – OC Parks welcomes back its annual outdoor summer concert series. Thirteen free concerts at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach will present Southern California artists performing live under the summer sky on Thursday evenings June through August.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Children's Place- Summer Collection @ChildrensPlace #PLACEsummer #GIVEAWAY #ad

Well, it's that time of year.  We have made it through the holidays, done our garden planting, spring cleaned... so what's next? Summer!

With Summer brings new a colorful fashions at my favorite children's clothing store, The Children's Place.  I got a chance to go check them out and I absolutely loved what I saw!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Fuji Roubaix 1.3 Road Bike #GIVEAWAY @SportChalet @FujiBikes #Roubaix #ad


Win:  FUJI Roubaix 1.3 Road Bike (worth $1,319!) or one of five autographed Amgen Tour of California jerseys.

Giveaway:  You can earn up to three entries by logging into the sweepstakes below and doing any of the following: (1) follow us on Twitter, (2) like our Facebook page, or (3) invite a friend. You will earn one entry for each. Ends Monday, May 27, 2013 11:59 PM PST. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

DISCLAIMER: Winner of Bike must be able to pick up prize at a Sport Chalet location near them. This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts are my own.  Do not use any pictures without permission!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

4th Annual Outdoor Expo In The Park- @sportchalet #outdoor #sports #camping #fishing

This weekend is the 4th Annual Sport Chalet Outdoor Expo in the Park!

What is this?  It is an event hosted by Sport Chalet that allows all of us Sports Enthusiasts to attend favorite sports clinics and try new ones.  There will be over 50 different brands showcasing, ranging from bike maintenance workshops to fly fishing demos! There will also be plenty of foodtrucks, tent displays and prize giveaways!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Congrats Aquarium of the Pacific! It's A Boy! @AquariumPacific #babyharborseal #ad


The public has the chance to help name their new harbor seal pup!

           WHAT:           The Aquarium of the Pacific staff is celebrating the birth of the first male harbor seal at the institution, which was born on May 1, 2013. The public has the chance to help name the pup through the Aquarium’s Adopt an Animal program by adopting a seal at the $25 level or higher before June 30, 2013. The pup will remain behind the scenes with his mother until he is ready to be moved to his home in the Seal & Sea Lion Habitat.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Family Outdoor Activities in Orange County- The week of 5/11- 5/17 @OCParks #Outdoors #Family #ad

Family Outdoor Activities in Orange County
Week of May 11- May 17

May 11 – California Native Plants & Wildflower Hike 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Learn to identify native plants with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist Nadine Nordstrom (author of the South Coast Wilderness Plant Identification Guide) on this moderate but very fast-paced, steep and rocky, 4.8-mile hike (700-ft. elevation gain). Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Website: Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle Contact: (949) 923-2235 or (949) 923-3702 Special Instructions: Reservations required, sign-up online: Ages 12 and up. James Dilley Preserve (east side of Laguna Canyon Rd/Sr-133 just north of 73 Toll Road). 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

As Promised! Thank You! 300 Fan #Giveaway! Aquarium Tickets and Fishing Rod!


I have promised you a new giveaway and here it is! I tell you about all all our fishing trips and how much fun we have.  How would you like to win a fishing rod for your child?

This fishing rod is actually for anyone and can be used by us parents as well.  Of course what is a fishing rod without lures and a tackle box?  Yup! Your little fisher people will be raring to go!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Be Yourself and No-One Else! "Koala Kid" Review #KoalaKidLA @LAZoo @JenniPulos #ad #Outback

My children and I were invited to the Los Angeles Zoo to preview "Koala Kid(Outback)" which came out today, April 30.  After visiting with Reggie the famous American Alligator and various other animals, we learned many interesting facts about Koalas.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts- May Schedule Awesome Shows! @SegerstromArts #MaySchedule #ad

600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 T (714) 556-2121 F (714) 556-8984

MAY 2013

Performance Highlight
Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Dance:
EIFMAN BALLET OF ST. PETERSBURG (Exclusive West Coast Engagement)

May 3 – 5, 2013 | Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.