San Antonio Winery, Maddalena restaurant -- Perfect for Summertime!

San Antonio Winery, Maddalena restaurant -- Perfect for Summertime!

Last year was my first time visiting the beautiful Los Angeles treasure, San Antonio Winery. I had heard so many great things about the winery and the restaurant, Maddalena. I could not wait to go back, this time, I brought along my Mom and my two daughters. Yes, Maddalena, the restaurant at the San Antonio Winery is family friendly and the perfect spot for a Summer lunch or dinner. 

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The wait is over -- #Incredibles2 is in theaters now!

The wait is over -- #Incredibles2 is in theaters now!

The long wait is over, the #Incredibles2 is now in theaters. For years and years every now and then my Dad would ask me, "When are they coming out with another Incredibles?" Well, now! It's out and what I loved about it, is it picked up right where the first one ended. Like no time at all has passed. Except 14 years ago when the first one came out, I was a teenager. This past weekend I took my daughters to see Incredibles 2 at an early screening at the El Capitan Theater.

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Say Hello to Pretty lil Things!

Say Hello to Pretty lil Things!

Last year while attending #WeAllGrowFamilia I stopped by this beautiful little area filled with flowers and decor and that's where I met Celia Morales Milla of Pretty lil Things, a floral design and event styling company. Over the next few months I saw Pretty Lil Things at almost every event that I was invited to and attending, most recently having a small pop-up flower crown area at the LA Times Festival of Books at USC. So when a friend of mine asked if I knew anyone who could make a floral crown for his daughters college graduation, I knew just who to reach out to. 

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Pretty Yourself at CityWalkLA! Sephora and Nectar NOW OPEN!

Pretty Yourself at CityWalkLA! Sephora and Nectar NOW OPEN!

This Summer head down to Universal City Walk and spend the day exploring all of the fun and beauty that CityWalkLA has to offer. Universal City Walk has the new IMAX theater, VooDoo Donuts, Margaritaville and Johnny Rockets- just to name some of our favorites. 

More information about Universal CityWalk is available at www.CityWalkHollywood.com.
Regular updates also can be found on CityWalk’s Twitter @CityWalkLA, Facebook page Universal CityWalk Hollywood and Instagram @CityWalkLA.

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Can't Wait! RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2

Can't Wait! RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2

Check check check it out! I'm sharing the new poster and trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2! I loved the first Wreck-It Ralph, it had heart, I laughed so much and I kinda loved how original it was. It's one of our favorite go-to movies too. We can't wait to see Ralph and Vonellope in their new adventure. 

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Celebrate National Donut Day @UniStudios!

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With a whole day to celebrate everyone’s favorite pastry, doughnut-lovers need look no further than Universal CityWalk and Universal Studios Hollywood to get their fill on National Doughnut Day, which takes place on Friday, June 1.

Between the open-air entertainment complex and theme park, guests have plenty to
celebrate with lots of sweet indulgence in all shapes and sizes at Voodoo Doughnut, Sparky’s Mini Donuts, and Springfield’s famous Lard Lad Donuts. Guests can also capture their love of donuts at the recently-opened retail shop, Nectar Bath Treats which features a delicious “Donut Love” photo op wall display and selection of donut-inspired soaps.

The ever-popular Voodoo Doughnut, created by Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson and Tres
Shannon, serves a range of 60 eclectic doughnuts, including vegan options and the Hollywood
Cream, created exclusively for Universal CityWalk. A variety of scrumptious flavored doughnuts
include Grape Ape, Mango Tango, the Voodoo Bubble and Bacon Maple Bar as well as their
signature Voodoo Doll. To commemorate National Doughnut Day, Voodoo Doughnut will also
offer an exclusive Strawberry Confetti doughnut throughout the weekend, from June 1-3.

Mmmmm donut! Who doesn’t love them, and at Universal Studios Hollywood, guests visiting Springfield, hometown of America’s favorite animated family, the Simpsons, can delight in the sweet circular treat – LARD LAD DONUTS, an amazing cooked cake confection made fresh daily. Selections include “The Big Pink” famous giant creamy pink-frosted sprinkled donut,
and the “Flavor of the Day” giant donuts, including Maple Bacon, Chocolate Glazed and
S’mores. Sparky’s Mini Donuts was created by food entrepreneur Trish Conklin and made famous at San Francisco’s Pier 39. At the Universal CityWalk location, guests can watch donuts made fresh to order right before their eyes where they are served plain or sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. A party-size bucket of 36 mini donuts is also available.

For a unique and captivating experience, Nectar Bath Treats creates bakery-inspired
products that look good enough to eat. Their plant-based and cruelty-free handmade bath treats include donut-shaped soaps complete with a variety of scents and sprinkles, including Candy Kiss, featuring a sweet blend of pink sugar and cotton candy aromas; Coco Bliss, featuring the perfect blend of juicy pineapple an exotic coconut scent, and Razzle Dazzle, featuring a blend of blackberries and sweet vanilla fragrances. The highly Instagram-able store also showcases a “Donut Love” wall to capture a sweet moment with friends.

SoCal Family Week of Fun!

SoCal Family Week of Fun!

Oh man oh man, I am still recovering from our week of fun. Why didn't anyone warn me that filling our week with so much fun would be so exhausting? Haha. As tiring as it was, it was completely worth it. We spent the week touring our beloved Southern California. We went from Santa Monica, to Hollywood, to Long Beach, all the way down to Carlsbad... and back! Luckily for us we were traveling in both style and luxury in the 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir

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Are You Ready Marvel Fans? Avengers #InfinityWar is COMING!

Are You Ready Marvel Fans? Avengers #InfinityWar is COMING!

Where are my Marvel fans? You know what’s coming right? Marvel Studios Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters everywhere April 27th! Do you have your tickets yet? Because, in case you didn’t know it’s kind of a big deal. This is it! This is like… the pinnacle, the culmination, basically it’s what we’ve all been waiting for.  It's like a party and EVERYONE is invited! 

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Be confident, be bold, be you. I Feel Pretty is in theaters Friday! #FeelPretty

 Be confident, be bold, be you. I Feel Pretty is in theaters Friday! #FeelPretty

If you follow me over on Instagram, then you would know that my 2018 word of the year is CONFIDENCE. It is the one area, the one part of me, of who I am, that has always been missing, that has never been there. Now, raising two daughters, in the world that we live in, suddenly lacking confidence didn't seem okay. It seemed like I was doing myself (and my daughters) an injustice. So, I'm working on it. 

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Spring is here... and so is the Knott's Berry Farm #BoysenberryFestival!

Spring is here... and so is the Knott's Berry Farm #BoysenberryFestival!

Guess what time of year it is?! It's Boysenberry Festival time at Knott's Berry Farm! To be fair, every single time I visit Knott's Berry Farm I say that it's my favorite time of year, but we have so much fun throughout the whole year. Every single season is memorable! 

Open daily from Friday, March 16th – Sunday, April 8th

#BoysenberryFestival

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Hello Kitty Has a New Home at Universal Studios Hollywood

Hello Kitty Has a New Home at Universal Studios Hollywood

Every single time that I visit Universal Studios Hollywood, there is something new and awesome to see. Today was no different and was a pretty exciting day for me because I got to tour the brand new Animation Studio Store that just opened in Universal Studios. It is no secret that I am a HUGE Hello Kitty fan. I've loved Hello Kitty for as long as I can remember. This store takes Hello Kitty to a whole new level of cuteness, maybe even a level of cuteness that we didn't know existed until now.  Did I pique your interest? Check out some of the stuff you can look forward to. 

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Get Ready for Movie Night with Disney #PixarCOCO!

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Whenever we are really super excited about a movie, the first thing my girls say as we walk out of the theater is, "Mom when can we watch it at home?!" Coco was no exception, my girls could not wait for a Coco movie night. Well we've had Coco on digital for a couple of weeks now, but there is just something fun about getting the DVD too. 

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Thank you to Allied Contigo for the fun crafts and gifts. How cute is this COCO frame? I had so much fun painting it. Yes, I did it. I used it as an excuse to get some quiet craft time in for myself. Although, I think I'll go pick one up for my girls now. 

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Frames play a key role in Coco. For Día de Muertos frames are used to display photos of loved ones that have passed and are placed on ofrendas.

You can find these cute DIY frames at Toys-R-Us for $12.99.  The frame set includes: 1 Wooden Frame, Sticker Sheet, Foam Sticker Sheet, 2 Markers, 6 paints and a paintbrush. 

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Oh man, I have to say I haven't done something so challenging when it comes to crafting in a really long time. When I opened up this package my mouth dropped, the paint by number that I was thinking of was a lot less intense. But I was up for the challenge. And I have to say I was pretty proud of myself when it was done. 

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Isn't it so pretty?! I can't wait to hang it up on the wall. My girls kinda loved it too and they were really proud of me. 

**GIVEAWAY** WIN A DIY COCO FRAME

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How would you like to win one of these fun DIY picture frames? All you have to do is leave me a comment below telling me your favorite character from Coco and don't forget to leave your email too so I can let you know if you win! 

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Disney•Pixar’s “COCO” is NOW AVAILABLE in HD, 4K Ultra HD™, Movies Anywhere and 4K Ultra HD™ & Blu-ray™.

Disney PIXAR COCO Coming to Digital TODAY!

Disney PIXAR COCO Coming to Digital TODAY!

I had the best time celebrating the upcoming digital release of Disney PIXAR COCO at the historic Placita Olvera or Olvera St. We were not only treated to a delicious dinner (and margaritas) at El Paseo Inn, but we were lucky enough to be in the company of Anthony Gonzales, the voice of Miguel accompanied by the Mariachi Divas and folklorico dancers. 

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Good Grief! There's so much fun happening at #KnottsPeanutsCelebration!

Good Grief! There's so much fun happening at #KnottsPeanutsCelebration!

Thank you Knott's Berry Farm for inviting me and my family to join in all the fun for #KnottsPeanutsCelebration! We had such a great time, I love capturing moments that we are making as a family and sharing them with all of you. As always, all opinions and photos are my own. 

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Museum Free-for-All Day January 28, 2018

Museum Free-for-All Day January 28, 2018

We are so lucky to be living in Los Angeles, where we are surrounded by history and culture and so many incredible museums. Thanks to SoCal Museums for putting together this list and reminding us that LA Metro is a great way to travel throughout the city.  Check out the list below, pick a museum to check out with the family and get out and make some memories. Now is your chance to show your kids a taste of what Los Angeles and Southern California has to offer. 

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See Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA: A Waking Dream of Mexico before it leaves LA (40% discount inside)

See Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA: A Waking Dream of Mexico before it leaves LA (40% discount inside)

LUZIA: A Waking Dream of Mexico is a more than a show, it's an experience for the entire family. Los Angeles, we are so lucky to have such a wonderful show right here in our backyard and lucky for you, I am sharing with you a 40% off discount. Keep reading for some of my favorite highlights of the night and for the link to the discount. 

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