Showing posts from November, 2015

Bring Your Family to SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

Where can you find Shamu, Santa and more than one million glimmering lights this holiday season? WE found it all at SeaWorld, of course!

It’s all part of SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration®, kicking off Nov. 21 and continuing through Jan. 3, 2016. Festivities are included with park admission. The best way to enjoy SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is with a Fun Card. Guests who purchase a 2016 SeaWorld Fun Card can enjoy all of SeaWorld’s Christmas festivities in 2015, plus come back again and again in 2016.

Here’s a detailed look at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration 2015:

NEW – Toys for Tots Drive: Starting Nov. 6 through Dec. 13 SeaWorld San Diego is partnering with the Marine Corps Reserves San Diego Toys for Tots Program to deliver a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters through a new, unwrapped toy at Christmas. Guests can donate a toy (suggested retail value of $10 or more) at SeaWorld and receive a free child single-day admission with a full-paid single-day adult admission.…

It's Not Too Late to Start Your Holiday Greeting Cards!

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with the festive and sentimental custom photo greeting cards!
At, snowflakes, candy canes and colorful ornaments are featured on joyful holiday backgrounds to showcase your photographs. Layouts allow you to build collages, feature a portrait across the gutter or frame snapshots inside holiday artwork. Your personal quotes and tags are highlighted in eye-catching typography.

Mixbook uses only the highest-quality, heavy-weight papers that are ethically sourced from sustainable forests and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Rainforest Alliance. All of their products are backed by their 100% satisfaction guarantee, just like all of their other photo books, cards, and calendars.

With Mixbook, everything is customizable. Add your own photos and text, change the layout, add stickers and backgrounds - you are free to design a Book that is personal to you!
Here's our family greeting card I'm working on! What …

Motherhood Transcends Cultures at SD Rep's Production of The Oldest Boy

Disclaimer: I've received complimentary tickets in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are mine. 

It's Date Night! We're headed to the San Diego REPertory Theare (San Diego REP) for the Southern California Premiere of “The Oldest Boy” by Sarah Ruhl.

“We are excited to continue San Diego Rep’s 40th Anniversary Season with the production of ‘The Oldest Boy,’” says Sam Woodhouse, artistic director and co-founder, San Diego REPertory Theatre. “This production is a bewitching and beautiful meditation on motherhood, love and letting go as two parents decide whether their 3-year-old son should move to India to train as a Buddhist master. What’s great about this show is it mixes multiple mediums of not just music and dance but also puppetry. Also featured is Tsering Dorjee Bawa, who is a ‘quadruple’ threat singer/dancer/actor/choreographer, is Tibetan, trained at the famous Tibetan school in Dharamsala and may be the only professional Tibetan actor in America. Audiences will…

The Most Comfortable Bra Ever

Disclaimer: I will receive promotional items in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are mine.
The struggle is real. Comfy bras for the mommy-on-the-go like me is hard to come by! Comfort, support, style, and quality material are all things I consider when looking for my daily wear bras.

I'm looking forward to trying the new Coobie Seamless Bras. They promise to be ultra comfortable and versatile without sacrificing style. These affordable, stylish bras are seamless, one-size (comfortably fits 32A through 36D), available in 10+ styles and 50+ fashion colors and patterns. There is also a full size that fits 38-42D.

I'm also looking forward to receiving my Violet Love Headbands. They are no-slip no-headache headbands that are perfect to wear for yoga, pilates, or just as a stylish accessory. They are made from Premium quality fabrics that are buttery soft and super comfy. These headbands are perfect for those not-so-perfect crazy hair days!

Just in time for holiday shoppi…

I Escaped from the School of Hard Locks

Birthdays are times to live it up and celebrate another year of life. My friend Joyce takes each birthday and invites her friends and family to accompany her in a new experience and adventure. 
Over the years for Joyce's birthday we've partaken in the revelries of a renaissance fair, set sail with a bunch of mateys at the Pirates Dinner Adventure, soaked in the mineral waters of Palm Springs, went ghost hunting on Old Town, danced with drag queens at Lips San Diego, and had my first experience at a karaoke bar and ate sushi off a revolving conveyor belt.  These are just to name a few of the fun times we've had celebrating my dear friend's birthdays! Each adventure has it's own stories and laugh to last a lifetime of reminiscing. 
For Joyce's birthday this year, she wanted to visit The School of Hard Locks. When she first told me about this I was a bit scared because Joyce has an affinity for horror movies, the supernatural, and things of the like. So, I was th…

#TechnologyTuesday: When Smartphones Ruin Weddings

I have a new pet peeve: smartphone photographers at wedding ceremonies.

Being a guest at a wedding is special. The bride and groom chose you to be their 'guest'. They want you to witness their union and be participants in the experience. They hire photographers to capture THEIR special moments and it's unfortunate when those special moments are ruined by a guest who NEEDS to take pictures for their OWN enjoyment.

Here are a few examples of wedding guests with their smartphones right in front of the professional, hired photographers.
My cousin, who is like a little sister to me, is getting married this weekend and I wanted to make sure this doesn't happen on her special day. With her permission, I've made a small flyer to give to guests as they arrive at the ceremony. 
With a little help from Pinterest, here's what I came up with:
Here are some tips on how to be a tech savvy guest at a wedding:

1) Put your phone away during the "program". If someone is …

Put Your Child in the Story with Crayon Crunch

One of my most cherished times with my kids is when we're snuggling together reading. Reading has always been one of our favorite family activities. Just recently, we've read our first chapter book together. It took a few weeks to read, with reading a chapter every night. Nonetheless, the experience was priceless and has fostered my sons' love of reading all the more.

Sometimes our boys read the same book, over and over again. Other times, we're able to read a new book every day through reading apps on my boys' iPads. But with our new discovery, Crayon Crunch, our boys are able to experience reading in a while new way by finding themselves embedded as characters into the very stories they are reading!

With you can send your child on a one of a kind literary adventure. On the website, you can choose and combine different hairstyles, hair colors, skin tones, facial features, eye colors, clothing, and possible disabilities to create the lead chara…

Bring Your Family to the San Diego Asian Film Festival!

It's that time of the year again for Pacific Arts Movement's annual San Diego Asian Film Festival!
The San Diego Asian Film Festival (SDAFF) is San Diego’s premier film showcase of Asian American and international cinema. Founded in 2000, the festival has grown to become the largest exhibition of Asian cinema in the western United States, and has showcased everything from future classics like Bong Joon-ho’s Memories of Murder (US Premiere) to luminary independent work like Patrick Wang’s award-winning In the Family (North American Premiere). Each year, the festival brings West Coast and world premieres of films from around the world to San Diego and gives audiences unique opportunities to discover international cinema.

I have lots of found memories volunteering with SDAFF years ago when I was in college. It was such a great time meeting actors, film makers, and more! Each year I look forward to attending SDAFF and reliving my great memories being a part of the festival team.