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M&M’s Baymax Cake


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...]

Home- Friendship comes in all shape, sizes and species


Coming to theaters this Friday - March 27th, way before all the summer blockbusters is Dreamworks HOME. Not only is it a delightful, funny and entertaining movie, it also has a big heart.  Director Tim Johnshon calls it "the first post-apocalypitc alien innovation buddy comedy, road trip and animated movie."  I think it is much more than that. HOME … [More...]

Glassesshop.com – Prescription eyeglasses for less


If I could give you a glimpse into my everyday life you would all be astounded at how often I misplace things. Seriously, my life is like one big episode of  "Where did I put that"? My husband actually bought a GPS tracker for my keys because I can never find them. Don't even get me started on my eyeglasses. I have gone through so many pairs … [More...]

Delicious Bites at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival


Delicious Bites at Knott's Boysenberry Festival by Katie Brandenburger, Freelance Writer and Communications Consultant Springtime is here! Along with the bees buzzing and flowers blooming, anything and everything boysenberry is happening now through April 12 during the Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s Berry Farm. Located in the theme park’s … [More...]

Dickey’s BBQ Pit tastes as good as it smells!

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  Last week Melodi and I went to lunch with a friend at Dicky's Barbeque Pit over in Laguna Niguel. I love BBQ food and was so excited I finally got to try this place out. I had passed by it numerous times and each time I vowed I would get in and try it one day. As you approach the store you can already smell the goodness that is cooking … [More...]

Jasper: Journey to the end of the world


As a mom of 3 I am always driving. Fortunately I have a DVD player in my car and can quickly put in a movie to keep my daughter entertained in the car line at school pickup since we often sit in it for upwards of 30 minutes. Recently I acquired the new movie "Jasper: Journey to the end of the world". It's a tale about Jasper the penguin who … [More...]

Don’t Miss Orange County’s Largest Gathering of Spider-Man Costumes Ever!

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If you think you've seen it all, you haven't - Until now. On Thursday, March 26 at 5:00 PM at the Honda Center in Anaheim will be packed with a web-full of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man characters, as the call to action has been sent out to all Southland/Orange County Marvel fans to gather to celebrate the much-anticipated Southern … [More...]

Please vote for my sauce recipe – A cheesy tomato cream sauce


Vote for my recipe - A cheesy tomato cream sauce Recently I participated in the great 8 Pasta Sauce Challenge using Dei Fratelli products. I came up with a sauce recipe that would taste great on pasta. Since I love cream sauces, I created a sauce called "cheesy tomato cream sauce". My recipe is live on the Dei Fratelli website and I would love it … [More...]

Irvine Park Railroad Eggstravaganza

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Spring is here and with it comes the Irvine Park Easter Eggstravaganza! This is quite the party and there is so much to do! As always, the train is a big draw for the kids and it is all decked out for spring. Along the way you get to tour the grounds and a history lesson! Plenty of snacks are available at the Outpost including fresh popcorn! … [More...]

Hotel Transylvania 2

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Hotel Transylvania is coming back will an all new sequel due to hit theaters in September 2015. Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, and Selena Gomez are just a few of the voices behind your favorite characters. Synopsis Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania...  Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, … [More...]

John Tartaglia’s “Imaginocean”


Photo Credit: Imaginocean John Tartaglia's "Imaginocean" About twice a year I like to immerse my children into the arts and expose them to different cultures. We visit various museums,  theater sand cultural centers. This year I have taken them to the opera and to a couple of show at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Over the … [More...]