Dickey's Barbecue Pit-- All You Can Eat Now Through October 28!

Dickey's Barbecue Pit-- All You Can Eat Now Through October 28!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RibsAndABigYellowCup #CollectiveBias. There’s something about Fall and the start of Football season that makes me crave ribs. During the Summer I might be in the mood to make them myself, but once the weather starts cooling down and the sun sets a little earlier, I kinda want someone else to make them for me. It just so happens to be perfect timing because starting October 1st through October 28, you can get all you can eat ribs for $19.99 at Dickey's Barbecue Pit.

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Get the Family Ready for a Good Fright! #HouseWithAClock is in Theaters NOW!

Get the Family Ready for a Good Fright! #HouseWithAClock is in Theaters NOW!

Just in time for Halloween, the perfect family friendly scary movie is here, in theaters now, and it’s so good. Last weekend I got to not only screen The House With A Clock In It’s Walls, but we also had a wonderful picnic lunch, met with director Eli Roth and checked out an escape room experience at the Americana on Brand. Yeah, it was as cool as it sounds.

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Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at the Hollywood Bowl

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at the Hollywood Bowl

What better way to celebrate Mexican Independence Day than with Los Tigres del Norte at the Hollywood Bowl?! Socio-political corrido pioneers Los Tigres del Norte will headline the Bowl’s first-ever concert dedicated to música norteña. They will perform with an orchestra, including all-star musicians from the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA). Los Cachorros de Juan Villarreal and Los Cadetes de Linares de Los Primos Tijerina make it a star-studded norteño night.

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NHMLA-- Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit

NHMLA-- Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is one of our favorite places to visit throughout the year. If you grew up in LA then you most likely visited either on your own or on a school field trip. One of the reasons why I love NHMLA so much is the constant exchanging of exhibits. You can always count on seeing some of the classics and witnessing something new. We recently attended a media preview for the newest exhibit, Wildlife Photographer of the Year. 

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Summer Nights at the Hollywood Bowl

Summer Nights at the Hollywood Bowl

Visiting the Hollywood Bowl during the Summer concert series is one of those things you kind of have to experience. Last year was my first visit to the Hollywood Bowl and I could not wait to come back this Summer. To make it an even more amazing experience, we attended the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ - in Concert featuring conductor Justin Freer and the incredible Los Angeles Philharmonic. If you are a Harry Potter fan, this is something you need to check out next Summer. Hearing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score live-to-picture is... magical. 

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Delicious BBQ at Grasslands Meat Market

Delicious BBQ at Grasslands Meat Market

Okay, so is it just me or does it seem like food is a bigger deal nowadays? I mean food is so much prettier now and because we, now as a culture document what seems like every meal we eat. Meals are memorable now, they're a big deal. Especially if the meal tastes as good as it looks. Which is why, today I'm telling you about Grasslands Meat Market in Anaheim. 

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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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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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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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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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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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