Castle Park: Southern California Family Fun! #CastleParkSummer #BuccaneerCoveFun

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Hey Guys! Summer is here, the kids are out of school and if they're anything like mine they are probably begging you to take them somewhere every weekend? No? That's just my kids? Ah well :) As parents we want to make our kiddos happy but we also want to keep our wallets happy too. Castle Park is just the place if you are local to Southeren California or plan on coming for a visit. This is a place for the whole family that is definitely budget friendly. They have sooo many different attraction to choose from such as thrilling rides Or mini golf and for summer time fun they even have a water park called Buccaneer Cove And because I love all my awesome readers if you use this code blog2014 here in the top right hand corner where it says "Promo Code" you can enjoy unlimited rides, mini-golf, and admission into Buccaneer Cove for only $12.99 per person, the normal price is $19.99. How cool is that?   Enjoy! … [Read more...]

So Cal Residents and Visitors: Enjoy a Priate’s Dinner Adventure Arrgghh!

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**Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by USFamilyGuide.com**   Ahoy there mates! Pirate's Dinner Adventure is the WORLD'S MOST UNIQUE & INTERACTIVE DINNER SHOW Two-hour live performance featuring an astonishing display of special-effects wizardry, aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels. A four-course feast fit for a pirate king includes Preshow Appetizers, Vegetable Soup or Fresh Garden Salad, Roasted Half Chicken or BBQ Beef Kabobs, Buttery Mashed Potatoes or Caribbean Rice and Fudge Brownie a la mode. Vegetarian and kids meals are available. The meal also includes unlimited soft drinks and complimentary coffee. More than 150 guests have the chance to play an actual role in each show! Conveniently located off the 5 and 91 freeways in the heart of the Buena Park Entertainment Zone just 10 minutes away from the Disneyland Resort and 15 minutes from John Wayne Airport with domestic/international service. Complimentary on-site … [Read more...]

Experience How To Train Your Dragons 2 in IMAX 3D

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***Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by IMAX***     Hey Guys, Are you and your kiddos ready for How To Train Your Dragons 2? It soars into theaters everywhere this Friday June 13, 2014. The second chapter of DreamWorks Animation's beloved How to Train Your Dragon franchise is soaring to all IMAX theatres domestically in select engagements. The IMAX 3D release will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®, creating a unique environment that will make audiences feel as though they are flying alongside heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon, Toothless. Vocies include: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, T.J. Miller, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Kristen Wiig reprise their respective voice roles, joined this time by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Djimon Honsou and Kit Harington. My family loved the first movie so we can't wait unitl this comes out! … [Read more...]

Flexi Rod Set on Natural Hair

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Hello beauties :) My mother-in-law recently gave me set of flexi rods and I decided to give them a whirl. I started on dry semi-stretched hair I sectioned my hair off into 5 sections and I only had 12 flexi rods to work with so I had to be creative and make it work honey! I used plain water from a spray bottle and a little Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream for moisture and some of my Wise Made pomade to seal in my moisture. This is the size I used, they are small but you can fit a good amount of hair on one rod surprisingly. Now can someone please tell me why I thought I could sleep comfortably in these things?!?! I was fooled by their soft foamy texture. Needles to say I didn't sleep well AT ALL. So now I know for next time I'll air dry all day or sit under my hooded dryer. Anyhoo the next day I used a little oil to separate and fluff and here are my results: I loved my curl definition! I received so many … [Read more...]

Knot Genie Detangling Brush: Review

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Disclaimer: **I was sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. As always all thoughts and opinions remain my own.**   Hey Guys, After yours truly (really it was just a snippet) was featured in the article about natural hair for Today.com I was contacted by Knot Genie to try out one of their detangling brushes on Jordyn's hair. Knot Genie was invented by a Denver mom of three daughters, Rikki Mor. The secret to how Knot Genie works is two-fold: 1) the bristles vary in length, so hair glides through it; and 2) there are no little balls at the end of each bristle, which pull and damage hair. I'll admit I was a little skeptical about trying it out and almost declined the offer. But I said to myself: "Self, be open-minded and give it a try." So I did just that. Knot Genie comes in a variety of sizes from regular to teeny to the supreme. I had the pleasure of trying out the supreme Knot Genie. The company listened to their customers … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide with Restaurant.com

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Disclaimer: I received a Restaurant.com gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. Treat your mother to the best this Mother's Day with something a little different than the norm. Restaurant.com, the nation's largest dining deals site and trusted source that connects diners and restaurants nationwide, has handpicked delicious dining experiences and gift ideas that fits every budget and complied them into an exclusive Mother's Day Gift Guide. As an added bonus there is an "What Mom Means To You" sweepstakes! (More on that later) And for a limited time Restaurant.com is running an exciting special, Dinner & Movie starting Wednesday May 7th, but hurry this is a limited time offer. But be sure to check out all their other specials for more Mother's Day gift ideas or to create your own memorable gift for mom! Just pair any Restaurant.com Gift Card with one of these gift ideas for the ultimate dining … [Read more...]

Family Fun Day at Boomers Irvine!

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***I was given 4 free passes to attend Boomers from US Family Guide in exchange for my honest review***   Hey Guys! This past Saturday we took the kids to Boomers for a fun filled day of family fun! Boomers is an all around fun place that is perfect for families with children of all ages. Some of their attractions include mini golf, go karts, a rock wall, batting cages, an arcade, bumper boats, laser tag and rides for all ages! They have locations in New York, Florida and multiple locations throughout Southern Caliornia. I choose the Irvine location for our visit. We started our day with the go karts! Then while my hubby and Jalen went on the big scary upside down ride I took Jordyn over to the smaller kid version of the go kart ride. This one she could drive all by herself :) Next we all met up again and headed over to the mini golf area She cheated the whole time! Me and m hubby just looked at each and shook our heads and laughed! After … [Read more...]

Save 10% off Washable Labels at Label Daddy

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Hey Guys! Label Daddy is having a sale, you can save 10% when you use the code: USFAMILY10 at checkout! Labels are a must in my household, with Jordyn in dance and having multiple costumes that look exactly like her fellow dancers costumes having a strong durable label on EVERYTHING is a neccesity. Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings!  Remember to label all the clothing, sports equipment and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, and other places.  Label Daddy labels keep your belongings from getting lost or mixed up with others.  These labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels -- they're washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive.  You design your own labels! . . . Pick from many colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and … [Read more...]

Check Out My New Ink (3 New Tattoos)

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Hey Guys! So if you didn't know already I love tattoos, I have about 7 of them now. But let me give you a little background on some of them first. My first ever tattoo is of this little guy   I was 16 when I got this butterfly tattoo on my back (shoulder blade) it used to be cute and full of color, but over the years the color faded and it just turned into something that I didn't like anymore. I had planned on covering it up for years but for no reason in particular I just never got around to doing it. So last weekend I found a new tattoo artist and went had this covered up along with some other work done. Here is what now covers that little sad butterfly   This pretty little black and grey hummingbird :) I love it! it's so pretty; I loved it so much I got it twice!   I had another hummingbird added to my other shoulder blade. The two birds represent my two little kiddos I have. I choose the hummingbird because they are not only pretty birds but they … [Read more...]

Peter Som’s DesigNation Collection: Available at Kohl’s this Spring!

I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Kohl’s. I received a gift card as a thank you for participating.   Hey Guys, Spring is officially here and you know what that means right?!?! It means it's time to head over to Kohl's (one of my fav stores) to check out the Peter Som for DesigNation collection. The collection features bold patterns and bright colors in feminine skirts, separates and dresses that are inspired by the beautiful St. Barths. Be one of the first to shop the Peter Som for DesigNation line by RSVP'ing to the Kohl's Peter Som Watch & Shop Google Hangout on April 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm ET. The most exciting part is that Peter will be talking with fashion bloggers and giving us a look at pieces from his collection! I hope to see many of you guys at the Hangout. … [Read more...]