Disclosure: Samples and prizing courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Hasbro
I’ve shared how much I enjoyed the movie Jurassic World. It’s coming to DVD later on 10/20 and is now available on Digital HD Download.
To celebrate the Jurassic World arriving on Digital HD this Thursday October 1, we’re offering the following prize!
1 Jurassic World Stomp and Strike Tyrannosaurus Rex Figure courtesy of Hasbro . This awesome toy geared for ages 4 years & up. The powerful Tyrannosaurus rex stomps onto the JURASSIC WORLD scene! This ULTIMATE TYRANNOSAURUS REX figure features an intimidating stomping action when kids press down on its body. Trust me, your dino lover will love it!
1 iTunes code to download a copy of Jurassic World on Digital HD
All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know why you need a copy of this movie. That’s it! Winner will be chosen at random. Giveaway ends on October 5th at 11:59pm.
Disclaimer * Results not typical. Members following our program can expect to lose, on average 1-2 lbs per week. I received promotional consideration.
I’ve struggled with weight all of my life and to finally be making progress is an almost undesirable feeling. I’m currently in the 5th week of Jenny Craig and loving every minute of it. To date I have lost 12.8 pounds in 4 weeks and I lost 6.5 inches from my waist and hips! I’ve looked forward each week to meeting with my individual counselor and reviewing my food choices/activity for the week. I think what I love most about Jenny Craig is the opportunity to meet with a counselor on a weekly basis and be able to discuss one on on the struggles/challenges I had with food during the week. We also have the opportunity to discuss any challenges I might face during the week.
I’ve also shared previously how much I’m enjoying the food. I’ve low carbed since the beginning of the year and I love that I’ve now been able to introduce healthy carbs into my diet and even dessert on occasion! It makes sticking to the plan so easy! I have never felt deprived or hungry!
Don’t forget that you can Join Today & get $50 off* Jenny Craig’s Best Program + $50 in food savings**
Jenny Craig wants their members to spread the word about their experience on Jenny Craig with our Pay It Forward program. Bring in a friend who joins the program, you get $25 off of food for each referral!* This referral program will run from August 22nd through October 30th.
Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1Ua0qwX
I can’t wait to share more about my progress on Jenny Craig. Make sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter to read about my progress.
Summer is over. The nights are cooling off, the fog is rolling in. Once again, Knott’s Berry Farm has unleashed it’s monsters on the public in the 43rd Annual Knott’s Scary Farm. Last weekend Knott’s Scary Farm returned with four new attractions and some long running classics. We look forward to this time of the year and especially attending Knott’s for the largest Halloween event on the West Coast.
We encourage the use of the Fright Lane pass along with the Skeleton Key, which gives you front of the line access as well entrance into a number of secret rooms in some of the mazes. It starts at $70 in addition to your ticket. Below was our special magic show given inside the Black Magic maze. We selected a card that magically turned itself around inside the deck. How did he do that?
Our favorite new maze this year was Paranormal Inc. You are invited to join a group of paranormal investigators to find out if Hayden Hill Sanitarium is really haunted. Amazing detail and great performances filled this maze. What’s your guess on what we found?
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, outdoes last year’s show with her zany new spectacular called Elvira’s Asylum. Featuring more song-and-dance and comedy than cringe-inducing tricks, and still ageless. She performs nightly at 9 and 11:30 p.m.
Don’t forget to try the Fun Bun in Ghost Town or at least a funnel cake with boysenberry topping! Knott’s Scary Farm runs select Wednesdays as well as Thursday through Sunday nights. Recommended for children over 13. Hours and admission prices vary depending on day of the week and begin at $39.99.
For more information visit www.knotts.com.
This is not a paid post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. We were invited to an exclusive media event to facilitate this review.
September is almost over. Can you believe it? It seems like this month just flew by. It also means that Halloween is just around the corner, which just so happens to be my favorite holiday! We have a lot of Halloween traditions in our family, and one of our favorite ones is visiting the Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. This weekend we had the opportunity to head to the park, have a ton of fun, and of course pick out a pumpkin.
We had a great time visiting the patch. The kids rode the train, went on a hayride, bounced in a bouncy house, rode bikes, got lost in a maze, and of course ate some yummie treats.
This is Irvine Park Railroad’s 10th year of putting on the pumpkin patch. I think with every year that goes by, the patch only gets better. We’ve been coming since the very 1st one, when my daughter was only a few months old. It’s definitely a family tradition.
The Pumpkin Patch is open from now until Halloween. It’s open 7 days a week, starting at 10am. Entrance to the patch is free and tickets for activities/train rides are $5 each. There are plenty of spots to take great photos and so much to do with the family.
It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a prize package to one lucky reader.
Win 4 tickets – which can be used to ride the train or participate in Pumpkin Patch activities, 1 Wheel Fun Rentals bike rental, 1 Wheel Fun Rentals Paddle Boat Rental.
All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know what you love the most about Halloween. That’s it! Winner will be chosen at random. Giveaway ends on October 1st at 11:59pm. Good luck!
For additional info head here.
What’s in a family name? Our family is Worley but my last name by birth is Vega. My kids are quite aware of their Hispanic heritage, as they spend lots of time around my side of the family. During Hispanic Heritage Month Coca-Cola is making Latinos feel prouder than ever about their heritage by celebrating one of their biggest sources of pride and evidence of heritage—their last name.
Coca-Cola has been a part of so many of the important moments in Hispanic families’ lives and it wants to continue making new memories with us. It was the only drink other than water we ever drank growing up in East L.A. This is why Coca-Cola is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, to unite families through their last name and empower them to share the story of why their family name makes them unique and #OrgullosoDeSer #[InsertYourLastName]. We discussed what it means being Latino and my son decided to make the video below.
You and your family can visit coke.com/OrgullosoDeSer and purchase a Share a Coke contour bottle personalized with your last names to share that pride with the world. These would make great birthday or Christmas presents.
October is going to be a great time to visit October. The weather is cooling down and you’re going to be saving so much money! Kids rule San Diego in October and here is another deal you don’t want to miss out on!
One of our favorite places, Legoland, will be offering a free child’s admission with every adult ticket purchased. You can buy tickets in advance at LEGOLAND.com/KidsGoFree orpurchase same day at LEGOLAND Ticket Booth. This exclusive offer is only valid Sept. 8, 2015 – Oct. 31, 2015
You can download your coupon here. We love Legoland and love heading there in the Fall. The crowds are gone, the weather is perfect, and it is a wonderful experience. Make sure to take advantage of this deal. For additional info head here.
Disclosure: I am being provided with a free trial Jenny Craig program and meals. However, all opinions are my very own and so far I’m absolutely loving it!Results not typical. Members following our program can expect to lose, on average 1-2 lbs per week. I received promotional consideration.
I shared earlier this month that I joined Jenny Craig and restarted my weight loss journal. I’m nearing the end of the third week on the program and I’m happy to report that I was down 6 pounds on my 2nd week weigh-in. I go in for my 3rd weigh-in and can’t wait to see how much more I’ve lost.
I have really enjoyed the program and can see myself staying on the program until I reach my goal weight. I’m a foodie and unfortunately it’s what has contributed to my huge weight gain during the past decade. I love that Jenny Craig has incredibly tasty food that is satisfying and caters to my inner foodie. The food is delicious and there is not one day that doesn’t go by, where my kids don’t ask to have some of my food.
I also love that Jenny Craig makes everything so convenient. I meet once a week with my counselor, talk about the past week, the upcoming week, and pick my food out for the week. I love that I know exactly what I will be eating during the week. It makes my life so easy! There is no going out to have to run and get take out or making a lunch. It takes less than a minute to grab my food from the fridge and go out the door.
Plus the food is just out of this world delicious. You guys, I get to eat a dessert every day and it is sooo good! I’m absolutely obsessed with the lava cake. You pop it in the oven and it tastes like something out of a fancy schmancy bakery. My kids definitely fight me on this one! I definitely have my favorites and I love that if I wanted to, I could eat them 3 to 4 times each week(what can I say, I’m a creature of habit).
Jenny Craig just launched more than a dozen new fall foods and seasonal items and is sharing their latest offer with you!
The new foods include, Loaded Baked Potato, Italian Style Pasta Bake, Classic Waffles, Chocolate Peppermint Cake (seasonal), Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich, Pumpkin Loaf (seasonal), Pumpkin Spice Cakes (Seasonal), Homestyle Beef Pot Roast, Classic Lasagna with Meat Sauce, Turkey & Wild Rice, Apple Crisp, Chocolate Lava Cake and the Strawberry Yogurt Anytime Bar.
Join Today & get $50 off* Jenny Craig’s Best Program + $50 in food savings**
Disclaimer : *$50 food discount to be used in $10 increments with minimum weekly food purchase of $90 US/$95 CAN. Discounts valid at participating centers and at Jenny Craig Anywhere for new members enrolling in the Jenny Craig All Access program, other restrictions may apply, details available at participating centers. Additional costs include monthly membership fee, cost of food, and cost of shipping if applicable. Not Valid to purchase food at jennycraig.com. No cash value. Offer ends 10/30/2015.
If you would like to check out some of their foods or to sign up head here.
Last weekend, we got to check out some of the most amazing bicycles I have ever come across. It seems it has been years since we have seen any real innovations with bikes, especially children’s bikes. Guardian Bikes have been designed right here in Southern California. They have an incredible “Sure Safe” brake system that only allows the front brake to be applied after the rear brake. This prevents the most dangerous accidents with bikes, go head first over the handlebars.
Guardian Bikes have also created some of the lightest bikes in their class. Lighter means easier to maneuver, and easier means safer. At just 20.5lbs Guardian Bikes are over 10lbs lighter than most kids bicycles! Most bikes seem to weight about twice as much.
The unique design of the bike is made so that your child’s center of gravity is spread over the bike. The handle bars are fixed and sit low. The seat of the bike can be adjusted to just the right height. I thought the kids would find it a little awkward with the handle bars, but it was evident that it really did help even the youngest kids remain balanced. This Christmas, you probably want to look into this brand of bike before anything else. They are not available in many stores yet, but you surely find your favorite online at their website. By the way, they are super easy to assemble – just the handle bars and pedals!
This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was invited to this exclusive event to facilitate this review.
Calling all witches, ghosts, monsters, and superheroes! Grab your trick-or-treat bags and get ready for a treat the whole family will love – no tricks necessary. “Knott’s Spooky Farm” is coming. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities and of course, a costume contest all geared for children ages 3-11. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes. This is a completely different event from the popular Knott’s Scary Farm event, held at nighttime.
Kids can take part in “Snoopy’s Costume Contest and Dance Party” and also visit the Camp Spooky Theatre to view “The Monsters are Coming, Charlie Brown”, a new Halloween show where everyone will be singing and dancing in the aisles to all their favorite Halloween tunes. Kids of all ages can join in the fun with spooky karaoke and mask making at the “Monster Masquerade Ball Karaoke” or go Trick-or-Treating at Ghost Town where friendly ghosts deliver delicious treats. At the “Spooky Hollow Maze” kids will travel through a spooky forest with gigantic jack-o-lanterns and encounter a headless horseman!
Camp Spooky was always a blast and now this expanded park-wide event means even more fun for the whole family. Knott’s Spooky Farm runs weekends October 3 – Halloween Day, and is included with regular park admission. Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park operating hours are 10:00am to 5:30pm during October. For more information on all the exciting things that are going on at Knott’s Berry Farm, visit knotts.com and follow the conversation using #KnottsSpookyFarm.
Did you know September is National Shake Month? Might I suggested making your way on over to the nearest Johnny Rockets and try their newest shakes, some of which debut today! We were invited over recently to try out some of these new shake creations. My kids loved each of these shakes and all the delicious burgers and fries served up to us. I did sneak a taste of these yummy new shakes.
One of the best things about Johnny Rockets’ shakes and malts is that they are hand-dipped and hand-spun, made with the finest USDA certified premium vanilla ice cream, whole milk, and real whipped cream. Here is a photo of the Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake that we sampled. It is made with real Reese’s Peanut Butter and topped with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and Reese’s Pieces mini candies.
To celebrate the upcoming movie, “Goosebumps,” based on the beloved children’s series by R.L. Stine, Johnny Rockets created the Goosebumps Shake. The Goosebumps shake launches on September 21st at all Johnny Rockets restaurants (except special venues). It is made with premium vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, milk and mixed with Oreo pieces and topped with whipped cream, an Oreo garnish, and colorful gummy worms. This is just in time for Halloween.
Johnny Rockets is an international restaurant franchise that offers high quality, innovative menu items including fresh, 100% beef cooked-to-order hamburgers, Veggie Boca® burger, chicken sandwiches, crispy fries and rich, delicious hand-spun shakes and malts. This dynamic lifestyle brand offers friendly service and upbeat music contributing to the chain’s signature atmosphere of relaxed, casual fun. Founded in 1986, Johnny Rockets operates more than 340 franchise and corporate locations in 26 countries around the world.
Johnny Rockets website: http://www.johnnyrockets.com
***Disclosure: I was invited by Johnny Rockets to this private media event. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.**