We are huge Teen Titans Go! fans and loved the Teen Titans GO! To The Movies, movie. Thank you Warner Bros. for inviting us to an advanced screening and awesome after party. #TeenTitansGOMovieRead More
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.Read More
Throughout the year I have worked with so many amazing brands, companies and studios that have been generous enough to send gifts my way. Now, whether or not it's the best idea to stock pile them in my closet or not, that's what I do. I save them for Christmas. Well, guess what time of year it is. It's Christmas!! Not everything you see here was gifted to me, some of these are what I have chosen to give my girls and other family members. So in case you need some last minute gift ideas, here are some of the gifts that will be under our Christmas tree this year.Read More
There are very few things that are better than a Mommy/Daughter date. When we were invited to Au Fudge a few weeks back to check out the new Num Noms, I knew that both me and my girls would have a blast. I knew they would love to check out the latest Num Noms and I know that I love the food and atmosphere at Au Fudge.Read More
This Summer we were invited by DreamWorks and #AlliedContigo for a fun afternoon at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. We were there to celebrate the new show DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free by not only hanging out with some horses, but riding horses and even painting horses. It was definitely a very memorable afternoon. #SpiritRidingFreeRead More
This July, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® , the circus that started it all, invites fans to blast off on an intergalactic adventure with the launch of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Out Of This World ™ . Feld Entertainment, Inc., the world’s leading producer of live family entertainment, today announced that this new, immersive experience will debut on the West Coast for the first time in the 145 year history of Ringling Bros., marking the Tour World Premiere at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 14, 2016.
Tickets for all California engagements are on sale to the general public now.
In Out Of This World, audiences will be riveted by an interactive, action-packed story line filled with space-age family fun and technology, which deepens their connection to the performers. Through the lens of a magic telescope capable of discovering the most spectacular circus stars in the galaxy, they will join the Circus Space Fleet on a heroic mission of good versus evil to bring performers back to Earth, traveling to interstellar worlds of sand, water, fire and ice.
For the first time, the show features thrill skaters, in addition to unbelievable performances by gravity-defying acrobats, majestic animals and hilarious clowns. Imaginations will run wild throughout the non-stop display of artistic athleticism, with acts seamlessly transitioning from floor to air to ice, a feat never before done in Ringling Bros. history.
“By adding the element of ice, we’re bringing speed and motion to an already thrilling, multi-sensory performance,” said Feld. “Throughout the show, families won’t know where the floor ends and the ice begins.
TICKETS: At all locations, Tickets start at $20 for Adults - and $10 for Kids (age 2-12) (with discount coupon from participating Chick-fil- A locations) or ENTER OFFER CODE: MOM16 for a discount of $16 per ticket!
*Opening Night Special Discount tickets are only $15 each (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating - Click the city to find tickets near you.
Thursday, July 14 7:30 PM
Friday, July 15 12:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 16 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 17 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Monday, July 18 7:30 PM
Tuesday, July 19 12:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Friday, July 22 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 23 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 24 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM
Monday, July 25 7:30 PM
Tuesday, July 26 12:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Friday, July 29 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 30 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 31 1:30 PM & 5:30 PM
Wednesday, August 3 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 4 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Friday, August 5 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 6 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 7 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
For a complete list of tour dates and locations through December 2016 and to purchase tickets, please visit the Ringling Bros. website (www.Ringling.com). Future tour dates will be announced at a later date.
Disclaimer: We were provided samples to for review purposes. No other compensation was provided.
Dear Moms, Valentine's Day is coming up. If you're thinking, "YAY Date night!" Good for you! But if you're anything like me, then you're thinking, "Ugh, classroom Valentines!!" Haha!
Peaceable Kingdom has super cool Valentine's cards that you can check out below, including Scratch & Sniff, Bookmarks, and Cootie Catchers. My girls were so excited to see that not only did Mom get these in the mail, but No other kids will have these!
So, I must be failing as a parent because my girls did not realize how cool Scratch & Sniff stuff was. I think Scratch & Sniff was more popular in the 90's because when I was a kid, you could scratch and sniff everything, but now, not so much. Either way, my girls thought these were So Cool! and we tested them out, a week later, they still smell pleasantly of strawberries.
I've showed these to my girls once before and they loved it! These you can personalize with a Valentine's note on the inside, but the pictures, sayings and designs are just really cute. Kids will love these!
P.s. I had no idea it was called a Cootie Catcher. I now feel like a grown up that I know the name of this fun past time.
You can't forget bookmarks. These are so cute and simple and my early readers love them. My daughter's fellow 1st graders will be able to put them to use right away since they have to read every night for homework anyway.
So go check out Peaceable Kingdom for tons of Fun Stuff including, Valentine's Cards, Birthday Cards, Games and Stickers. Oh man, I loved stickers when I was a kid, their sticker collection is like a dream come true.
I will never forget the first time I brought out finger paints for my 2 year old to paint with. Although it was just a mess of all colors mixed as one, as a mom, all I saw was a masterpiece. That piece of art made it's home on the refrigerator for a few weeks, until of course, the next piece of art was ready to hang.
Once my daughters started school, I could not wait for them to bring home their seasonal art projects, in fact, I turned our hallway into their gallery. Each piece went up on that wall as soon as it came home. My only problem with our gallery was that I had ugly tape holding everything up, it just looked kinda messy. Recently I discovered a fun solution to that very problem.
Last week, we were invited to an art party with OranguFrame. You probably haven't heard of them yet, as they are still in the kickstarter stage. But I'm here to tell you a little about this project, a project I can get behind. These inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to assemble frames are a cool new way to display art and pictures. They are printed with high-quality inks, made from sturdy chipboard, and are available in a variety of fun designs, or blank for customizing. They assemble in minutes with no need for tools and can be hung in any direction with just a thumbtack. The patent-pending OranguFrame allows it to be shipped flattened which greatly reduces shipping costs.
Each OranguFrame comes with five 8” x 10” blank canvases made of heavyweight paper ideal for crayons, pens, paints, and home printers. The canvases fit perfectly into the OranguFrame and most home printers can do “borderless” printing which means prints can be full size and colorful mattes can be added. Canvases can easily be swapped out, or stacked in the frame which is a great way to save all those seasonal art pieces.
OranguFrame sells additional blank canvas packs, but any paper can be trimmed to fit.
It's time to set your refrigerator free, honor those cherished creations, print something out, or pop in a photo OranguFrame makes it fun, personalized, and inexpensive to display art of all kinds. The estimated retail price is under $10, and thanks to the folding design, they are inexpensive to ship.
OranguFrame is the brainchild of David VonDerLinn, artist and owner of Vonderland Studios. Here you can see David showing us how to assemble our OranguFrame. He also showed my girls some fun new techniques to create their own pieces of art.
They were so proud of their art projects, they could not wait to get home and hang them in our gallery.
Our OranguFrames proudly hang in our home gallery, which includes everything from a calendar, a poster, some Halloween decorations, awards and of course their art projects.
Next month we will fill their OranguFrame with new art and our gallery will look completely different. The OranguFrame in the center is mine, I spray painted it gold and decided to use it as a place to display the honors they receive at school. Now, they have a special area to highlight their spelling test that they are proud of or a citizenship award that they received at school. My OranguFrame will probably change over time too. I'm already planning what color to paint it next.
Oranguframes are a lot of fun and add so much color and creativity to your home, so if you are interested I urge you to check out their page. For those kids that love art (and don't need anymore toys) this is the art project that doubles as a room decor and is never done. You can always add more to the frame and switch out the art. I love it!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by General Mills through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Toaster Strudel™, all opinions are my own.
Last year was a struggle every morning to get the girls out the door in time for school. This year I vowed to try to make things different, easier on me and in turn easier on them. The thing they look forward to most when they wake up is their morning treat. They eat breakfast at school, so I like to give them just a little something sweet to get them started on their day. So this year, they have a list!
My oldest daughter responds well to lists now that she can read. She sees it as a sort of challenge; this is our Good Morning list. Once they do everything on their list, they get to chill out, have a snack and watch cartoons before they head off to school. When they saw me pick out
Strawberry Pastries at the market, they could not wait to try them, so of course, that means they had to get up and ready for school as quickly as they can.
I can't believe I didn't try this trick last year, but the promise of a strawberry-filled Toaster Strudel™ really lit a fire under them. They get up and dressed and ready for school so fast now and without any discussion. Decorating their pastry is like the highlight of their morning.
Did you know
has been around for 30 years? They are celebrating their 30th birthday by putting 30% more icing in all Toaster Strudel™ packages! I don't know about you, but I've always felt like I could use just a little bit more icing.
I've been meaning to teach my daughter how to do origami and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity; why not make a napkin cozy pocket for the
. If you would like to make one of these with your kids, just follow the simple step-by-step photos above. It's really simple and easy enough for my 6-year-old. As a mom, I feel like I'm always looking for something new to teach them, something new to keep them busy, and something new to excite them. I love that Toaster Strudel™ definitely makes our days a little bit sweeter.
Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Pampers. All opinions are 100% mine.
Mother's Day is here and although jewelry and an expensive purse or spa day may be what you really really want, we all know that as Mom's we can't deny that homemade gifts mean so much more. I love making things with my girls and one project I have been meaning to create is a mosaic tile. It's a really easy project you can do with the kids and it lasts for a really long time. We made this one for my Mom, their Nana.
The mosaic project is really very easy. You can buy a kit that comes with everything you see here, including the cement, container, and pieces of glass at your local Michael's or other craft store. All I needed to do was add some water to create a pancake batter consistency and pour into the container.
Next, is the fun part, creating your desired design. The kit that I bought came with a stencil to help create this shape, and I thought it was too cute to not do.
I decided to add a few more small pieces around the edge to give it some more color and that's it. A perfect gift for Mom to use in her garden. This kit dried in about 2 hours! It probably wasn't fully set, but I was able to flip it out of the container and handle it. The instructions say to allow it to dry for 24 hours, so although it seemed dry, I left it alone for a day before wrapping it up.
This Mother’s Day,
is celebrating moms and the precious moments of love with their little ones by giving the Pampers Gift of Love to help families capture and cherish those loving moments with baby. Babies experience mom’s love in many different ways, and those precious moments mom shares with her little one make every day special and worth remembering. Even though my littles are not babies anymore, the handmade gifts are the most memorable, especially since we are making them together.
It’s a privilege for Pampers to be part of those precious moments that moms, abuelas, tias and the whole family share with babies. And to celebrate it, Pampers is giving them its Pampers Gift of Love to capture those loving moments this Mother’s Day!
Pampers has created a #RegaloDeAmorPampers gift basket to help celebrate and capture those special moments of love with their baby.
- $25 Michael’s gift card
- $100 SpaFinder Gift Card
- Pampers Swaddlers and Pampers Wipes
1. Leave me a comment below telling me how you plan on celebrating motherhood this Mother's Day.
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We are pretty fortunate to be living in Southern California, where the sun is pretty much always shining. When it comes to having fun in the sun, it comes very naturally for us because we love to be outside. Whether we are at the park, going on a hike, playing tag, collecting sticks, or just watching clouds, we seem to have the most fun when we are outside. With Earth Day still fresh in my mind, I have been wanting to do a project with recyclable items, that the girls can use. I decided on a
DIY Kids Drink Holder
that they can use while we are outside having fun.
Since we are always outside and in need of hydration, this mama's bag can get pretty heavy carrying everyone's drinks and snacks. I don't know how many times I have ended up carrying two extra little backpacks, this way, their cup holder is a easy enough for them to carry. Also, when their drink is gone, they can use the holder to carry the flowers, sticks, leaves and rocks that Mama usually ends up carrying.
This is what you'll need:
Empty tin can (I used an empty vegetable can)
1 sq ft of Material or felt
Step 1. Clean out, empty and wash the tin can.
Step 2. Drill two holes, one on each side of the can.
Step 3. Cut a strip of material, long enough to wrap around the can and wide enough to fold over the can.
Step 4. Hot glue the material to the can, then fold the material to the inside and glue along the inside, you may cover the hole.
Step 5. Poke a hole through the material that is covering the hole.
Step 6. Cut a long strip of material, long enough to use as a strap to go over your kid's shoulder.
Step 7. Stick the material through the hole and tie a knot on the inside.
That's it! I glued another strip of material along the bottom of the can just to give it more color, but you could also allow the kids to decorate their holder with stickers or paint.
My little was pretty excited to take it out for a try. We went to the park after school and packed a fun lunch for a picnic. We always work up such an appetite when we are out for fun.
Do you ever make fun lunches for the kiddos? I love to keep them as a surprise and then watch their faces as they open it up. This time I used their play-doh cutters to make small shapes out of their PB&J, and used them to top crackers. We also had yogurt, grapes, and a SunnyD to round out all of the food groups.
I remember the SunnyD commercials from when I was just a kid, and then as an adult, I loved the convenience of SunnyD, especially when alcohol was involved. Now, I have to say I was probably too happy to find the 24 pack at Sam's Club for $5.38 on the top of the aisle.
The deal caught my eye for sure, and for that amount I thought it was perfect for team snacks,or class treats. I have to say I was even happier when I realized these 6.75 oz bottles fit perfectly in their lunch box! Yay! If you are looking for more fun in the sun with SunnyD, you can check out more fun ideas at
. I'd love to hear your favorite!
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PutItOnARitz #CollectiveBias
In my house, RITZ® are an every day after school snack. My youngest daughter calls them "circle crackers" and would eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I would allow her to. Because we eat them so often, I like to try and come up with different toppings to keep things interesting. I love that I can put almost anything on a RITZ®.
Do you love Giveaways and Contests as much as me? Well here's a fun one for you:
Click HERE to enter for a chance to win one of forty $100 Walmart e-Gift Cards (10 per week) by uploading an Instagram photo of your RITZ®-topped creation with #putitonaritzcontest.
*Purchase of RITZ® is not required.
I like to have RITZ® on hand as an appetizer option or snack while making dinner. We have eaten RITZ® with spinach artichoke dip, bruschetta, and ceviche and for the kids, I use ham and cheese, flavored cream cheese or PB&J. The possibilities are endless really.
Today I am sharing with you two recipe ideas, a Chicken salad and a more kid friendly Fruit and Dip to top of your RITZ®.
To make the Chicken Salad, you will need:
1 can of Chicken (or about 1 cup of shredded Chicken)
1/4 cup of Mayonnaise
1 stalk of Celery (diced)
1/4 cup of Raisins or Craisins
1/4 cup of sweet apples (diced)
Mix all ingredients and then #PutItOnARitz!
My more kid friendly recipe, is delicious and sweet and complements the salt of a
. For this recipe you will need:
1/2 cup of Cream Cheese
1/2 cup of Marshmallow Fluff
I used strawberries, pineapples, and apples.
This one is easy enough for your kids to make on their own, just mix the softened cream cheese and marshmallow fluff in a bowl until smooth. Then add a small dab to your RITZ® and top with your diced fruit of choice. I used crushed pineapple, diced strawberries and apples. All of the flavors and textures make such a yummy treat.
While doing my grocery shopping at Walmart, my daughter reminded me that we ran out of "circle crackers" or RITZ® and we needed more for the week. Luckily there is such a wide variety of flavors and sizes and we actually went with the Family Size pack of
because we go through them so quickly. But I think next time I will try the Bacon flavored RITZ® and try to come up with more toppings to go with them.
Now tell me: What do you use to top your RITZ®?
You know I love making lunches for my little ladies. But I must admit, I am having a hard time trying to keep things interesting. I am always on the hunt for something I can feel good about adding to my daughters lunch. Behold, I have found a good one. Snikiddy Snacks are our newest favorite yummy (and healthy) snack. My girls devoured their Cheese Puffs right away (not pictured for that very same reason) and were really excited for the other flavors too.