Get Ready to Get #LostInOz

Get Ready to Get #LostInOz

This Summer we got Lost in OZ. We were invited to an advanced screening of Amazon's newest original series, Lost in OZ and had the most magical time at the after party.  Inspired by the Oz book series by L. Frank Baum, the story follows 12-year-old Dorothy Gale and her trusty dog Toto as they search for Glinda the Good in the hope that she can send them home to Kansas.

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Back to School Recipe: One Pot Arroz con Pollo

Back to School Recipe: One Pot Arroz con Pollo

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CampbellsShortcutMeals #CollectiveBias

Back to School season is here and I know your mind is just swirling with everything that is needed for Back to School; clothes, supplies, schedules and a million other things. All I'm trying to figure out is how to make it as easy as possible for myself. Thankfully we have places like Walmart for a one-stop shopping experience, where not only can I get all of the Back to School necessities, but I can get my grocery shopping done too!  

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Let's Luau with Minnie's Happy Helpers!

Let's Luau with Minnie's Happy Helpers!

When you have two daughters that are only a year apart, it's important to spend some one on one time with them when you get the chance. Now that they're getting older and developing their different personalities, it has become even more evident just how important it is. Thanks to L.A. Mamacitas for inviting us to a Luau in celebration of the release of the new DVD Minnie's Happy Helpers. It was a perfect opportunity for me to spend one on one time with my littlest one-- the Minnie Mouse lover. 

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San Antonio Winery- Good Eats, Drinks and More!

San Antonio Winery- Good Eats, Drinks and More!

Oh Los Angeles! I have lived less than 5 miles from the beautiful San Antonio Winery for most of my life and finally visited for the 1st time just last month. I know, I'm so late to the game. I mean, the Winery has been around for 100 years!  Thank you to the San Antonio Winery for hosting our group for wine tasting, a delicious lunch, and a guided tour of the historic winery.  #EatNDrinkGeeks

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Recipe: Summer Grilling #GiveLifeMoreFlavor

Recipe: Summer Grilling #GiveLifeMoreFlavor

I love that from the moment the weather warms up I become an outdoor cooking pro. Okay, maybe not a professional, I'm not a grill master by any means. But I do try to get as creative as possible, while coming up with a variety of flavors. Of course my other favorite part about grilling outdoors,  is that I spend way less time in the kitchen for clean up. #GiveLifeMoreFlavor #CollectiveBias #ad

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Less Paying, More Playing this Summer!

Less Paying, More Playing this Summer!

This little guy has been a part of our family for almost 3 years now. Time sure has flown by with this guy and he has become a very special part of our family. He has claimed my oldest daughter as his person, and she has claimed him as her soul mate. Don't try to argue with her about that either, she's convinced. Today I'm sharing how Amazon has helped us spend more time with our little Toby.

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Find The Car That Speaks to you! #CARS3 #AutoTrader

Find The Car That Speaks to you! #CARS3 #AutoTrader

This post is sponsored by Cox Automotive. However, all opinions and photos are my own. 

We were counting down the days to see the latest from Disney/Pixar, Cars 3! I mean, we've loved Lightening McQueen for so many years and my girls were so excited to see the newest car to join the group, Cruz Ramirez, a Latina, just like them. I won't give away the story, but it's a definite must see. It takes you back to the heart and comedy of the first one, and I think I what I liked the most was how much this movie appeals to both girls and boys alike. 

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New This Summer--The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle!

New This Summer--The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle!

Where are my Harry Potter fans?! If you haven't visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood then get ready because it just keeps getting better and better! We were invited by Universal Studios to get a preview of the all-new "The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle" and I have to say... I LOVED IT! #WizardingWorldHollywood

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2017 Hollywood Bowl Summer Series!

2017 Hollywood Bowl Summer Series!

The Hollywood Bowl 2017 Season Line-up is here! I have to admit, I have lived in Los Angeles my entire life and I have never been to the Hollywood Bowl. I have always wanted to, but have never made it out. This year, I will be taking my girls to see Harry Potter while accompanied by a full live orchestra, this is going to be an awesome experience to share with my girls. Perfect for a family Summer outing here in Los Angeles. Check out what other fun family friendly concerts you can find this Summer at the Hollywood Bowl. 

  • June 24th / Sound of Music
  • July 6-8th / Harry Potter
  • August 4-5th / Raiders of the Lost Arc
  • September 8-10th / Muppets
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Ghost Town Alive! This Summer at Knott's Berry Farm

Ghost Town Alive! This Summer at Knott's Berry Farm

Summer has just begun and already we're having way too much fun! Guess what's back this Summer... Ghost Town Alive at Knott's Berry Farm. It is definitely one of our family's favorite times of year at Knott's Berry Farm and it just keeps getting better and better. If you haven't been in a while, it's time to come back and not only check out the fun, but be a part of all the fun! 

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Baby Shower Gift Idea #NewDadMustHaves

Baby Shower Gift Idea #NewDadMustHaves

You guys! My best friend is having a baby! I have been saying this for the past 6 months or so as often as I can, because I still just can't believe it. I think deep down, I really wasn't sure babies were in the cards for her, but, there's no going back now. He's on his way! As first time parents, my best friend and her husband are excited, very nervous and have a lot of questions.  #NewDadMustHaves #CollectiveBias

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DISNEY·PIXAR’S “CARS 3” ROAD TO THE RACES ROLLS INTO LOS ANGELES JUNE 14 – 18, 2017

DISNEY·PIXAR’S “CARS 3” ROAD TO THE RACES ROLLS INTO LOS ANGELES JUNE 14 – 18, 2017

Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release of Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3.” Fans will take part in a host of activities and get a sneak peek of the movie. Come check out life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen and tech-savvy Cruz Ramirez will be rolling into town to celebrate “Cars 3” with local fans.

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Voodoo Doughnuts has a New Home Here in Los Angeles!

Voodoo Doughnuts has a New Home Here in Los Angeles!

It's here! VooDoo Doughnuts has made their way to Southern California and found the perfect home at the world famous Universal City Walk. We were invited to check out what all the fuss was about today, and I can finally say I get it. They are delicious donuts, not just pretty and cool and Instagram worthy, but a really delicious doughnut. 

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Tra-La-La! Just in Time for Summer- Captain Underpants Now in Theaters

Tra-La-La! Just in Time for Summer- Captain Underpants Now in Theaters

Have your kids read it? Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey. I've seen the book around at the book fair and I will be the first to admit, I looked right past it thinking this must be a book for little boys. As a Mama to two little girls, Captain Underpants has not joined our book collection. Until now. 

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Power of a goddess. Heart of a hero. #WonderWoman, in theaters June 2.

 Power of a goddess. Heart of a hero. #WonderWoman, in theaters June 2.

This one is definitely going down in the books. Not only did my girls get to watch the new Wonder Woman weeks before it came out in the theater, they got to hang out and watch their Mom (me!) interview director Patty Jenkins and Wonder Woman herself Gal Gadot. I don't think I've ever been so excited or ready to rave about a movie before. This one, this one is a game changer.  #WonderWoman

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Refresh Your Summer Bucket List #RefrescaTuSummer

Refresh Your Summer Bucket List #RefrescaTuSummer

There's no denying it. Summer is here, are you ready? We don't have any big plans this Summer, no traveling for us. But I'm sure we'll find some fun stuff to keep us occupied. In fact, after talking it over with my girls, we've come up with our very own Summer Bucket List (find the Pinnable/Printable one below). The one thing my girls always talk about is having a Lemonade stand, but we're not going to have just any lemonade stand, we've got to add our very own twist.  Check out what we did using Minute Maid® Fruit Punch and cantaloupe.  #RefrescaTuSummer #CollectiveBias

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Summer is here Southern California! Knott's Soak City is Now Open! #KnottsSoakCity

Summer is here Southern California! Knott's Soak City is Now Open! #KnottsSoakCity

Okay, so technically we are 1 month away from the official start to Summer. But here in Southern California, do we follow any of the rules? Especially when it comes to the weather? No way! This past weekend we had the most perfect weather for the opening day of Knott's Soak City water park. As much as we love our beloved Knott's Berry Farm, this was our first time at Soak City- and we loved it! #KnottsSoakCity

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31st Annual Bug Fair at NHMLA

31st Annual Bug Fair at NHMLA

One of our favorite places in all of Los Angeles is the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. It's a Los Angeles classic, it's a tradition and it's also, always changing. If you think you are going to visit and see the same old Dinosaur bones from when you were a child, you're wrong. This weekend, May 20-21st, you can visit the Museum and check into the Bug Fair too!  #HowDoYouMuseum #BugFair #NHMLA

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