How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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I love this time of year. It really is the most wonderful time of the year. As a family we try to watch at least one Christmas musical or show. This year we are going to be watching The Nutcracker and we might head to Orange County to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. We love the book and the movie. I can’t wait to watch the musical.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical will be playing at Segerstrom Hall from January 10th to January 14th.  The show is  based on the classic Dr. Seuss’ book and will feature the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas”. Tickets start at $29 and would make great gifts!

For additional info or to purchase tickets head here.

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Money Management and Credit #WellsFargo #sponsored

This post is brought to you by a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Wells Fargo. All thoughts and content are my own.

The last ten years have affected more American’s financially and we were no different.  The recession caused our employers to cut back, which then required our family to downsize as well.  First it was with are vehicle and then, the harder decision was when we had to downsize our home. After attempting to have our home loan refinanced proved unsuccessful, we decided to sell and move, It’s incredible, I’ve been learning the gift of saving, all for my kids future.  That was over two years ago and ended up being the best decision we could have made. Since that time, both my husband and I have left behind old unfulfilling careers and started new ones, that we actually enjoy. Our kids have never been happier with their school and friends and my husband and I feel like we have found a place where we really belong.

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One of the models we have fallen in love with!!

#WellsFargo held one of our prior mortgages and was extremely helpful through the process of selling our home and helping us move forward.  We will soon be looking to purchase a new home and have spotted some that we like, especially the one seen below. You can bet that Wells Fargo will be one of the first places we consider to help us arrange for the financing of our next dream home. In addition, if you need a cash offer to buy your dream home or property and you are looking for other mortgage options.

Growing up with immigrant parents, I often had to help them with finances like balancing their checkbook  and helping translate at the bank.  Wells Fargo  proudly offers bilingual online tools, Spanish Text Banking, Spanish account statements, Spanish-language call centers, Spanish-speaking bankers in stores across the nation, and more. Things to make everyone’s life easier. Wells  Fargo has also teamed up with Telemundo to empower Latinos to reach their financial goals.

Credit Score

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One of the most important things we can do as a consumer, is making sure we stay on top of our credit score. Making sure our credit score is in tip top shape is very important. Having a good credit score will ensure we are able to buy the home of our dreams. It also helps a ton if you multiple income streams just like successful people, such as Andy Defrancesco, to finance all your needs.

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Irvine Park Christmas Tree Ranch and Giveaway!


Credit : Irvine Park Railroad

Credit : Irvine Park Railroad

We  love Irvine Park Railroad and it has become a family tradition to take the train to visit Santa. We love it and can’t wait to head there next weekend. The Christmas Train starts the day after Thanksgiving and you don’t want to miss it! Plus all of the other fun activities. This year in addition to the Christmas Train and all of the other fun activities, The Irvine Park Railroad will be home to a Christmas Tree Ranch!

Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, you will be able to purchase Christmas trees at Irvine Park Railroad. You will be able to choose from among Douglas fir, Noble fir, and Grand fir trees ranging in height from 4′ to 12′. Christmas tree stands, preservatives, tree disposal bags, wreaths, and garland will also be available for sale.

The Christmas Tree Ranch is open daily at 10:00 am beginning Friday, November 28th through Tuesday, December 23rd. Families can walk the Christmas Tree Ranch to find their perfect Christmas tree. Irvine Park Railroad staff will help you load your Christmas Tree into/onto your car.

Christmas trees will be  individually price and all trees contain a tag with the cost for that tree. The Christmas Tree Ranch will be open from 10am to 8pm everyday from Friday, November 28th to Tuesday, December 23rd. To purchase your Christmas Train tickets ahead of time or to learn more about the Christmas Tree Ranch head here.

It’s Giveaway time! We’re giving away 2 Christmas Trees to two lucky readers! The Christmas trees are valued up to $75 with stand included.

Giveaway ends on November 24th at 11:59pm. All you have to do is let me know what your favorite Christmas tradition is. That’s it! Winners will be chosen at random. Good luck!
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