Showing posts from April, 2016

Let's Go to Ninjago World at Legoland California

Work has been cray-cray! My kids common core math homework has got me cray-cray!

So, I took a day off from work and took the kids out of school for....

Legoland California Ninjago World!

You know you would too! *wink*

Thanks to Legoland California, my boys and I were able to get a sneak peak into NINJAGO World which opens to Legoland California guests on May 5th.

The energy at NINJAGO World was exciting. Legoland VIPs, media, and bloggers from near and far were all excited to experience what NINJAGO World had in store for us all!

The Naruwan Taiko Drummers welcomed us all to NINJAGO World with their exhilarating beats. They definitely hyped up the crowd.

Before we got on board NINJAGO The Ride, we tested our balance, agility and speed like real ninjas at a few of the training areas throughout NINJAGO World.

My boys testing their balance on Kai’s Spinners.

Strength and endurance is challenged on Cole’s Rock Climb.

Once we were all warmed up, we were ready for the ultimate challenge on

Community Days at Legoland this Weekend with $35 Admission

Support our local science, arts and after school programs this Saturday and Sunday!   Specially-priced $35 LEGOLAND tickets include admission with
prk hours extended to 8 p.m. for even more family fun!


#FoodieFriday: You Can't Just Eat One! Come Visit @Lumpia City!

If you have been to a Filipino party, there is always one dish everyone looks forward to: lumpia! The bite size, crunchy goodness is something everyone always looks forward to!

Thanks to Alexa and Samantha and their food stand Lumpia City, the San Diego Filipino Blogger Network was able to try lumpia in a whole different way! We met up at their most recent stop at Duck Food Brewery

Lumpia City is a food stand that travels to different breweries and venues throughout San Diego. Lumpia City's creations take familiar flavors and puts them into the crunchy goodness of a lumpia wrapper.The fusion of Filipino with American, Mexican, and Asian flavors is exciting!
Here is a sample of what I tried at my last visit: Five cheese mac and cheeseMashed Baked PotatoBeef and PotatoEl Carne, similar to the inside of a carne asada burrioSriacha Pork, reminds me of pulled pork but with the sriacha kick We also tried the warm apple pie lumpia which was warm goodness!

My fellow food bloggers and I en…

Stop and Smell the Roses

It's been hard trying to keep up with my #CupcakeVM the past two months. I can make all kinds of excuses:

I don't have time. I'm too tired at the end of the day to exercise. I'm too tired to wake up early to exercise. My kids homework takes too much time. I have to do laundry. I have to prepare dinner. I have to attend this meeting. I have to go to that event.  Blah, blah, blah. 
But everyday I find time to: Check my emails a dozen times (work and personal)Check my social media channels a half dozen times a dayWatch my Filipino dramas and/or Netflix shows All of these I could do while on my elliptical machine. 
I know I could do a better job at taking care of myself and going on my walks more consistently to complete my 26 miles each month. 
I had a week off by myself before my kids were off for Spring Break so I found myself at a few awesome places to get some miles in. Miramar Lake is very close to my home so I did some walking there. 
Another day I walked around the t…

Revel in the Views at Circa De Loma

It is my pleasure to partner with KirE Builders again to share their newest project, Circa De Loma, located in Fallbrook, California. 

Circa De Loma, loosely translated "near the hill",  is a stunning new community which exemplifies rural-living lifestyle that most Californians can only dream about. The 10 single-family homes are perched up on 2+ acre lots, giving home owners majestic views.
The views from Circa de Loma were awesome. The views could be seen from many different locations on each property. From the bedrooms, kitchen, or living spaces, the views were all around. 
Circa De Loma is easily accessible located in northern San Diego county, between the Interstate 5 and the Interstate 15, just north of State Route 76. Vineyards, horses, and rolling hills are some of the views you'll see as you drive up to the property. 

Here are a few of the property highlights:
2+ Acre LotsBeautiful 360 degree viewsGated communityCovered patioNo mello roos or home association fee…

Garcia Family Mingles with Hollywood's Finest

My family and I are super excited to share our Madame Tussauds Hollywood visit! We've visited the museum in Las Vegas in the past, but the Hollywood visit was very "Hollywood".

Check out the celebrities we "met":
Meeting all those celebrities was so surreal! Yet, the highlight of our visit was the Madame Tussauds Hollywood grand opening of the brand new, multi-million dollar Marvel Super Heroes 4D theater expansion as they bring their most legendary super heroes to life!
The Marvel 4D Theater Experience has the boys and I at the edge of our seats! Bricks went flying, smoke filled the room, ice flew at us, fire blinded our eyes - the entire experience was exciting!

If you love all things Hollywood, especially the Marvel super heroes, don't miss Madame Tussauds Hollywood!
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Disclaimer: My family and I received com…