Spring break revisited: Ideas that won’t break the bank!


I’ve come up with a simple itinerary of a fun filled week with places/events that are free or are almost free. I’ve posted about these fun places before but I thought I would mention them again since they are tried and true favorites! Plus all you need is a tank of gas, some parking and food and you are ready to roll! Have fun!


I think I found my new favorite store: @Steinmart!

Stein Mart at the Irvine Marketplace

Stein Mart at the Irvine Marketplace

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a sneak peek of the new Stein Mart opening at the Irvine Marketplace before it opened its doors to the general public. I was in for quite the treat. I have to be honest, I don’t think I had ever set foot inside a Stein Mart before although I have one only a few minutes away in Yorba Linda. I have been really missing out! I like to think of it as The Rack mixed with Home Goods. I could have browsed for hours!

They have the dreamiest purse selection! I wanted one of these Michael Kors beauties badly!

They have a fabulous selection of clothes, shoes, accessories and a seriously cute houseware section. I had a tough time deciding what I was going to purchase. After about two hours I decided on this super cute rolling cooler that will be perfect for my son’s T-Ball games and also for the beach. I also had to buy a little something for myself and although I didn’t snap a picture, I bought the cutest navy polkadot dress for my husband’s graduation.

How cute is this cooler?

I loved all that new Irvine Tustin has to offer! If you are looking for something special to wear for Easter or are looking for the perfect serving dish, you have to check Stein Mart out. I think I have found my new favorite place to shop.

The new Stein Mart is located next to the 24 hour fitness.

13742 Jamboree Rd. Irvine, CA
The Irvine Marketplace
At the corner of Jamboree and Bryan

Mon to Sat 10am – 9pm
Sunday  11am – 8pm

Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. I did receive a gift bag and a Stein Mart Gift Card

Mirror Mirror Giveaway



Update: The giveaway is now closed. The winner of the giveaway is April A. Thank you all for entering.

Do you love a good a fairy  tale? Then you will definitely want to watch Mirror Mirror, coming to theaters this Friday March 30th.

One of the most beloved stories of all time is coming to life in the motion picture event for the whole family, Mirror Mirror.  A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror features  Lily Collins as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Julia Roberts as the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. The seven dwarves help Snow White on her quest to return back home. It sounds like something I definitely want to take my kiddos to!

It’s giveaway time!

To help celebrate the opening of Mirror Mirror we are giving away a fun prize pack.

One (1) winner will receive:

–          $25 Fandango Gift Card

–          Mirror Mirror: The Movie Storybook

All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know why you need a date out at the movies. That’s it! Contest ends on Thursday, March 29th at 11:59am. Winner will be selected at random. Good luck!