Showing posts from July, 2015

It's Summer! Let's Have Some Ice Cream! #FoodieFriday

Summer isn't complete without some ice cream! After reading San Diego Family Magazine's 6 Unique Ice Cream Parlors in San Diego, I had to make a trip to The Daily Scoop in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego. 

The cute candy display immediately caught the attention of my two little guys and the "Mom, can I have..." began. See the candy cigarettes in the bottom left corner? Those brought back memories of when I used to buy those from the ice cream man when I was in elementary school. Boy, times have changed!

The ice cream at The Daily Scoop is made at Niederfranks Ice Cream in my old neighborhood of National City so I was familiar with the flavors, but that didn't make it any easier to choose.

My boys are chocoholics so they choose brownies and cream for one, and triple chocolate for the other. I tried to snag a bite but I was unsuccessful. Sharing was not caring today!

I was debating between the sweet cream peanut butter, the thai tea, or the red mint chip,…

Put a Label on It with Label Daddy

If you have kids in elementary school, your kids have lost a jacket, lunch box, or some other personal item at some point or another. This has happened to my boys one too many times!
Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! Remember to label all clothing, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation, and other places. 
Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others. These labels are great for adults too! -- Put them on your sunglass/eyeglass case, phone, camera, sports equipment, tablet, e-reader, hats, clothing, and more.
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 tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, …

Back To School Shopping with OshKosh B'gosh

Disclaimer: I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

It's almost that time of the year again...Back to School! My sons are super excited that they will now be together at the same school - one in kindergarten and the other in 2nd grade. 
Back to school clothes shopping for two growing little boys can be a challenge, but our recent visit to OshKosh B'gosh made the experience fun and a breeze! There were so many clothing choices for my boys, not to mention the great sales and discounts. The staff was very friendly to help find sizes and grab items out of reach. 
My boys did not get bored during the shopping trip. They found a few things to try on while I was browsing the store. They are all too silly!

While B’gosh Blue Jeans prove one of this fall’s most essential purchases, OshKosh B’gosh has plenty of different pieces designed for today’s active, expressive kids.…

Good Morning Los Angeles! Feed Me!

I love discovering new places to eat in Los Angeles. I find myself in the city a few times a year to visit family and friends for all of life's fun events: birthdays, weddings, baptisms, and more. 
After a fun-filled Saturday celebrating my grandma's 95th birthday, Sunday morning found us looking for somewhere to have a delicious breakfast. 
After consulting my to go Yelp and Zomato apps, I came across Jack's Whitter Restaurant.

Upon entering the restaurant, I got a 60's diner feel which was cool. The decor was kinda retro, but at the same time modern. The host at the front wasn't too friendly. He looked like he has a rough night. I decided to let his negative vibe pass and let the food speak for itself. 

Our waitress was really nice and offered a few suggestions on the menu. The menu has lots of options for breakfast so there's lots to choose from. The breakfast specialties look all so delicious.

I decided to order the steak special for breakfast since so man…

Kids DIY Pizza at Oggi's Point Loma

One of our favorite pizza places in San Diego is Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Company. My go-to pizza is the Slam Dunk, pizza brushed with Oggi's unique spicy wing sauce, topped with red onions, spicy marinated all- natural chicken breast and toasted sesame seeds. It's served with our Ranch dip to cool you down. It's got a little bit of spiciness which goes well with it's cheesiness. It's oh so yum! 

Thanks to Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Company of Liberty Station, the boys and I were able to check out Wednesday Kids Day. They've started a kids do-it-yourself pizza on Wednesday mornings 11 AM.

Kids are given a "blank slate" of dough, cheese, sauce, and lots of toppings to choose from. They create their own pizza to their liking!

Into the oven it goes!

The pizza's looked great when they came out. My kids didn't believe they made those yummy creations!
Jelo loves his sauce and pepperoni!

DJ loves his with just a little bit of sauce but lot…

Where Hairtime is Playtime at Pigtails & Crewcuts

Google "haircut phobia". I thought it was just kids who had a fear of getting their hair cut, but little did I realize that many adults have a fear of getting their hair cut too! Many share traumatic experiences of getting their haircut as a child which resulted in a lifetime of haircut phobia.

My sons first few haircuts were at Pigtails & Crewcuts. But as my kids got older, I tried to take them to a "big boy" barber but it didn't quite work out. During our last visit, my youngest son cried the entire time wiping his tears and spreading bits of hair all over his face and into his eyes and mouth. We left with half a haircut and an upset little boy. When I asked him why he cried, he simply said "I don't like it there." Maybe it as too grown up for him. No smiling hair stylist. No fun colors and cool chair to sit in. No kiddie movie to distract him.

So, to avoid a lifetime of haircut phobia, back to Pigtails & Crewcuts we went!

Owner of th…