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The “Epic” Family Guide To The 2014 Miramar Air Show


Photo Credit: Blue Angels One of my favorite shows in the whole world is back - The 2014 Miramar Air Show. Due to a federal government shut down, last years airshow was grounded. However, this year is promising to be the biggest and best air show yet! If you love watching aerobatics, seeing military jets, listening to planes break the sound … [More...]

Chill at The Queen Mary – Don’t miss it!


The best kept secret in California is now open for the holiday season! I went for the first time last year and had the time of my life! You can see all the pictures here. This year The Ice Kingdom Introduces a California Christmas Theme with All-New Ice Slides. There is so much for families to do at Chill it will make your head spin. With the … [More...]

3 Steaksgiving Recipes from Longhorn Steakhouse


Standing Rib Roast Ingredients: 5 lb. Standing rib roast 1 ½ tbsp. kosher salt 1 tbsp. coarse ground black pepper 1 tbsp. onion powder 5 cloves fresh garlic, sliced ¼” pieces 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, diced fine 2 tbsp. EVOO Preparation: Preheat oven to 225F. Using a small knife, pick small holes into the meat every few … [More...]

Disney on Ice Giveaway : “Let’s Celebrate”

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Disney on Ice "Let's Celebrate" Last week I posted about Disney on Ice's newest show called "Let's Celebrate. You can read about it here. Today I am giving away 2 free vouchers for the show. Vouchers are good for WEEKDAY shows (excluding Friday night) at Staples Center, Citizens Business Bank Arena, Honda Center and Long Beach … [More...]

Anne Geddes Book Review and Giveaway


Anne Geddes Books It's a really good thing I am done having kids because every time I open a Ann Geddes book my ovaries start to squeal! If you are wondering who Ann Geddes is she is an Australian-born photographer, clothing designer and businesswoman who now lives and works in New Zealand. She is known for her stylised depictions of babies and … [More...]

Honolulu Cookie Company supports the whales


Cookies are my favorite part of the holiday/winter season. I often host cookie exchanges at my house and look forward to try all the different cookies my friends come up with. This year I was introduced to an amazing cookie company based in Hawaii called the "Honolulu Cookie Company". You had me at Hawaii!! This company not only bakes delicious … [More...]

Giveaway: Four Christmas Train Activity Tickets for Irvine Park

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If you haven't read yet the Christmas train is coming back to Irvine Park for it's 19th year! You can read all about it here. I am giving away 4 free Christmas Train activity tickets (not valid to ride the Christmas Train but these tickets may also be used to ride the regular train) and  1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park deuce coupe bike rental. … [More...]

Irvine Park Christmas Train is Coming – 2014

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Holidays are the best time to make memories! There are so many fun events and sights to see throughout Orange County including  Christmas at the Irvine Park Railroad which  is returning for it's 19th annual christmas train! Bring the whole family and enjoy the enchanting enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa … [More...]

Danny Elfman’s Music from the films of Tim Burton


A live music event can lead to a variety of emotions. Rarely do we have the chance to attend an event that brings so many elements of symphony orchestra music, professional choir, theater, and Hollywood movie themes all into one spectacular event. Recently Family Review Guide attended the live performance at the Honda Center of Danny Elfman’s Music … [More...]

Operation ResCUTE


It's been almost a full year since we put our beloved Golden Retriever to sleep. He was really something special because he was a release dog from a program called "canine companions for independence". As a matter of fact his sister named Trixie used to be owned by famous author Dean Koontz Dogs have always been a huge part of my life and I have … [More...]

Citadel host free concert and largest Christmas tree in the world

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One of the best thing about living  close to Los Angeles is that there are always awesome events during the holiday to attend. This year the Citadel outlets are back with their 13th annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and FREE concert. The  live Cut Christmas Tree is 115-ft  ans holds the world's Largest Bow. The outdoor concert will be … [More...]