Showing posts from December, 2016

New Year's Eve Crafts with Kids

New Years Eve with kids can be fun, if you plan it right!

Check out my boys with reporter Ashley Jacobs at the San Diego Children's Museum who shared ways to make NYE fun with the kids! The boys were so excited to be on TV!

The party don't stop 'till 6:40 in the morning! Kids #NYE ideas ahead on — Ashley Jacobs (@AshleyCBS8) December 30, 2016

Garcia Memories 15 Days of Christmas 2016

The holiday season is my favorite time of the year. I get to turn my mind off of work and enjoy the things that really matter in life: blessings from God and the presence of family and friends. 
Now that Christmas is over, it's time to reflect on the wonderful experiences I've shared with those I love. 
Here are my fifteen days of Christmas!
On the first day of Christmas, hubby and the boys put up the Christmas decorations.

On the second day of Christmas, we found "fake Santa" at Las Americas Outlet since the "real Santa" is busy preparing for Christmas.

 On the third day of Christmas, Tutu the Elf was hanging out with my mini-me Lilo.

On the fifth day of Christmas, we experienced A Very Electric Christmas with Lightwire Theater at Moonlight Amphitheater. There was even snow for the kids to play in!

On the sixth day of Christmas, the boys found some super tall toy soldiers during Winter Nights at UTC Westfield Shopping Center.

On the seventh day of Christm…

St. Tropez Bistro Launches Kids Eat Free in Encinitas, CA

Kids Eat Free? Yes please! My boys know I gravitate towards any restaurant that offers "Kids Eat Free" deals. They know to call my attention if they see a sign or advertisement highlighting the offer. Yes, I have my kids trained well!

St. Tropez Bistro and Beyond is a favorite of those who live in the North County Coastal areas of San Diego so it was a treat to be invited for dinner. Starting in December, St. Tropez is introducing Kids Eat Free Wednesdays, where up to two kids can order free kids menu dishes, with the purchase of an adult entree and drink (cannot be combined with other offers or discounts).

It was a rainy night when we visited St. Tropez so the warm and cozy atmosphere was perfect! The restaurant blends the sophistication of France with a relaxed California attitude and offers charming, friendly & cozy atmosphere.
They offer breakfast, lunch, happy hour, catering, dinner and desserts with a boutique wine list. Our family menu choices for dinner included: C…

HICKIES for your Shoes!

It's a bit embarrassing to admit but my two boys, ages 6 and 8, still have a hard time tying their shoes. Ask them to navigate a computer or learn a piano piece, they can do it. But tie their shoes? They say, "it's too hard!"

I've seen HICKIES online a few times and was curious if they would work for my kids. Thanks to HICKIES we were able to try them on!
So, how do they work? Fasten HICKIES laces once and it turns any shoe into a slip-on. It's convenient, easy and saves time. The HICKIES Lacing System connects each pair of eyelets separately. This allows you to customize your fit with different tension levels for different parts of your shoe.
Here are DJ and I putting on his set of HICKIES. It was super easy!

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