Ideas for a fun family vacation in Denver – Part 1

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What images do you think of when you think of spring break with your family? Warm, sunny beaches with waves crashing on the shoreline? Seagulls diving for food? Hiking in a canyon? Spending time with aunts, uncles, cousins and friends? We enjoy all of these great vacation ideas and often find ourselves during spring break traveling to locations … [More...]

M&M’s Baymax Cake

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M&M's Baymax Cake Last October I took my kids to see the movie "Big Hero 6" and as it turned out it is my favorite Disney movie to date. My son couldn't stop talking about Baymax and asked me constantly if he could have a Big Hero 6 Birthday party. There wasn't a ton of merchandise out at the time but after a few searches online and some … [More...]

Heartlake City opens at Legoland California

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Heartlake City, the newest land based on the popular LEGO Friends line of toys, is now open at Legoland California! We visited last week and got a first hand look at all of the fun new attractions. When you first enter Heartlake city you immediately see the 60-horse carousel at Mia’s Riding Camp. It is so cute and whimsical and my daughter had … [More...]

Adventure City Unveils Their Newest Roller Coaster – Rewind Racers

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All you adrenaline junkies are in for a treat! Adventure city is unveling their newest roller coaster called Rewind Racers to mark their 20-year anniversary. Designed by the well-known German ride manufacturer Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GMBH, “Rewind Racers” is the first family shuttle coaster in North America. The coaster  has the follwing … [More...]

Knott’s Soak City Opens This Weekend!

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  Knott’s Soak City  will open daily for the 2015 season this Saturday, May 23 through Labor Day and Sept. 12 & Sept. 13. Knott’s 13-acre City has a fun Southern California theme inspired by beach and surf towns of the 1950s Orange and Los Angeles County coast. This Memorial Day Weekend: Knott's Soak City opens daily through Labor … [More...]

Voyage to the Iron Reef Surfaces at Knott’s Berry Farm

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Voyage to the iron reef By Katie Brandenburger Dive deep into a world of mysterious creatures and enchanting underwater forests and attempt to save the Knott’s Berry Farm Boardwalk from a watery doom in the new, interactive 4D attraction, Voyage to the Iron Reef – now open at Knott’s Berry Farm. In the new media-based battle, guests … [More...]

Special Olympics Coming To Long Beach

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Next month a very special event is coming to Long Beach. The Special Olympics California (SOSC) Summer Games returns to the California State Long Beach (6000 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815) campus and Recreation Park Golf Course (5000 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90814), June 13-14, 2015. More than 5,000 local dignitaries, corporate sponsors, … [More...]

Celebrate your teen’s birthday with a hotel sleepover

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The Anaheim Marriott Sleepover My oldest son turned 13 this week. I can’t believe it, but I guess I have to accept it anyway. We celebrated his birthday with the best kind of teen party this weekend - We had a fun hotel sleepover with his best friend! It was such a hit that I know I will have to do something similar for my middle child next year. … [More...]

Timi & Leslie bags are great for a quick getaway

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Timi & Leslie Bags. Style, Function, and Organization Style and function are two important factors I look for when buying a bag. I often take overnight trips so I don't always use a full sized suitcase because I like to travel light.  Timi & Leslie bags are well known for being great Diaper Bags but they also make great travel bags. Their … [More...]

Casey & Friends Big Tractors is BIG fun!

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  My friend Erin recently gave me the book Big Tractors with Casey & Friends to read to my 4 and 5-year-old boys.  They were so excited to see a matching toy tractor come along with the book.  Published by Octane Press, the Casey & Friends series of books uses pictures of real farming situations in conjunction with cartoon … [More...]

Enlightened Crisps – The Better for you Beans

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If you look up the word "enlightened" you will find this definition: en·light·ened /inˈlītnd,enˈlītnd adjective: enlightened.            1. having or showing a rational, modern, and well-informed outlook. That is exactly how I would describe the company "Enlightened" and the products they sell. A few weeks ago my son came home from a … [More...]

7 Grilling Essentials for Memorial Day

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One of my favorite things to do on Memorial Day is grill. Whether it's in my backyard, or a campground, or by the pool nothing makes it feel more like a holiday than a good ol' BBQ. Give me some steak,chicken, and veggies and I'll make you a meal that will have you asking for seconds. Recently while shopping for grilling stuff I made a list of … [More...]