Disney Sunday : Mickey’s Halloween Party and Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

The #halloweentime fireworks @disneyland are my absolute favorite!

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Our family is crazy about Halloween. It is definitely my husband’s favorite time of year. We go all out with decorations and try to hit a few Halloween events. This year is no different and I was super excited to read last week that the Disneyland Resort announced the dates for Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort.

The park will dress up for Halloween from September 11th to November 1st, 2015. Haunted Holiday will return along with Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy.

Mickey’s Halloween Party returns for 17 nights this year! I love being able to dress up with my kids, enter the park after hours, and trick or treat all over the park. It is sooooo much fun!!!  Plus, you can’t miss the fireworks. The Disneyland Halloween Fireworks are the best and are exclusive to Mickey’s Halloween Party. This is a great way to get into the park at a discounted rate.

It has become an annual tradition for our family and we seriously are counting down the days! It’s going to be so fun! The first year I took my daughter, I had to buy my ticket off Ebay because every night was sold out. I was lucky to score one and now I make sure to always buy our tickets ahead of time.

Here is a list of dates/prices.

 

Times Advance Ticket Price Annual Passholder Advance Ticket Price Ticket Price on Event Date
Friday, September 25, 20157:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability $69.00 $69.00 $77.00
Monday, September 28, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability  $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Wednesday, September 30, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Friday, October 2, 20157:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability  $77.00 $77.00 $77.00
Monday, October 5, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability  $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Wednesday, October 7, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability  $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Friday, October 9, 20157:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability $77.00 $77.00 $77.00
Monday, October 12, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Wednesday, October 14, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Friday, October 16, 20157:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability $77.00 $77.00 $77.00
Monday, October 19, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability  $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Thursday, October 22, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability $77.00 $77.00 $77.00
Friday, October 23, 20157:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability $77.00 $77.00 $77.00
Sunday, October 25, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability  $69.00 $63.00 $77.00
Tuesday, October 27, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability  $77.00 $77.00 $77.00
Thursday, October 29, 20156:00 PM to 11:00 PMCheck Availability $84.00 $84.00 $84.00
Saturday, October 31, 20157:00 PM to midnightCheck Availability  $84.00 $84.00 $84.00 

Tickets are now on sale for Annual passholders and will be on sale to the public on July 29th. For additional info head here.

 

A Daytrip to Temecula with Kids!

Temecula Splash Pad at Margarita Community Park

Temecula Splash Pad at Margarita Community Park

When people think of Temecula, I think most people immediately think of a good glass of wine and maybe some golf. We’ve lived in the area for almost three years and have fallen in love with the city. It is the place to come wine tasting and it’s also a great place to hang out with the family. Here’s my suggestions for a daytrip to Temecula with the family(you can also make a pit stop at one of the local wineries, which happen for the most part,  to also be family friendly).

Our first stop would definitely be a stop in Old Town Temecula. This charming little area has been around since 1882 and is home to some pretty cool old buildings. It’s a bustling area with many restaurants and shops. We love heading there to visit one of our favorite children’s museums, Pennypickle’s Workshop.

Pennypickle's Workshop

Pennypickle’s Workshop

Pennypickle’s Workshop is located in the heart of Temecula’s Old Town. This 7500 square foot facility allows a child’s imagine to run wild. The workshop is packed to the brim with hands-on everything! From experiments to gadgets, there is nothing that is hands off. Your kiddos can touch and learn from almost everything around them. Nothing is off limits!

Kiddos will learn  about earthquakes, volcanoes, and other scientific concepts. The best part is that all these concepts are  learned through playing. It’s a great place to spend a few hours and really let the kiddos explore hands on.

Admission to Pennypickle’s Workshop is $ 5 a person. Kiddos 3 and under are free. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday.

Pennypickle’s Workshop

42081 Main Street, Temecula 92590

Old Town Rootbeer Company is always a must stop in Temecula!

Old Town Root beer Company is always a must stop in Temecula!

After a few hours of playing you’re kiddos will surely build up an appetite. We like stopping off for a treat at Old Town Root Beer Company, which is home to more than 5oo different variety of sodas. My kiddos love going in and checking out all that they have to offer. They have the best root beer floats and soda flavors. It’s a great little place to stop off and cool down. You can pack a snack/lunch and grab a soda to enjoy on the grounds. If you’re looking for a fun place to eat lunch, we enjoy Rosa’s Cantina, which is pretty delish and affordable. We also enjoy heading a few blocks from Old Town to stop at one of our favorite restaurants from San Diego, Filippi’s Pizza Grotto. They have a family deal for $20 that is out of this world good. You can add a 99 cents kids plate of spaghetti that your kiddos will devour.

Old Town Root Beer Company – 28500 Old Town Front Street, Temecula 92590

Rosa’s Cantina – 28636 Old Town Front Street, Temecula 92590

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto – 27309 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula 92590

 

 

Make sure you pack a bathing suit and towel because you will definitely want to pay a visit to the Temecula Splash Pad, located inside of Margarita Park. I saved this little treat for last because it tends to be less busy in the afternoons. I would pack a chair, some towels, a change of clothes, and some drinks to ensure a good time for all. Your kiddos will love running around the sprinklers and adjacent play area while you relax in the shade. The park is gated and since my kiddos are a little older, I can relax and allow them to run around the park without having to worry about them every minute. There are plenty of shaded areas and bathrooms close by.

Temecula Splash Pad – 29119 Margarita Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

If you’ve been meaning to visit Temecula, you definitely should! It’s a beautiful city with plenty to do for families.

 

Olay and CoverGirl at Walmart and Giveaway #ad #spon

Walmart has our favorite Olay and CoverGirl Products!

Walmart has our favorite Olay and CoverGirl Products!

I recently had a makeup disaster. My makeup bag was destroyed and so was most of my makeup. I had to buy a new case,  along with new makeup. I was headed to Walmart to pick up a few things/groceries and I was able to go alone. I was in heaven. That meant I was able to stroll the aisles in peace, without being asked how much longer it was going to take. It was the perfect time to go shopping to replace my broken makeup.

I love a good deal and I knew that shopping at Walmart would mean I would score the best prices on some of my favorite brands like CoverGirl and Olay. I love Walmart because not only can I shop for groceries, household items, and clothes, I can also shop for my beauty needs. They have a large selection of your favorite beauty products at prices that can’t be beat!

I love the CoverGirl brand. I love using  their  LashBlast Volume Mascara. It is designed to max out each and every lash, leaving you with the ultimate big-lash look. I also love their Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner pencil. It is self-sharpening and glides on easily so you get the perfect line every time. If I can leave the house with my eyes and lips made up, I feel like I can conquer the world. I was also able to pick up a few shades of lipstick and of course an adorable new case to house all of my makeup.

I also made sure to grab a pack of my favorite beauty bar, Olay® Ultra Moisture Beauty Bars. They are so gentle that I  use them to wash my face.

At the end of my shopping trip I was pretty pleased with all that I picked up!

My new makeup bag and goodies!

My new makeup bag and goodies!

It’s giveaway time! Win a $25 Gift Card to Walmart to purchase your favorite Olay or CoverGirl products. Just leave a comment letting me know about your favorite CoverGirl/Olay product. That’s it! Giveaway closes on July 25th, at 11:59pm. Winner will be selected at random. Good luck!
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Disclosure: The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.