Guardian Bikes make riding easier AND safer!

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.

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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.

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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!

For more info, check out GuardianBikes.com. Also, follow along on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was invited to this exclusive event to facilitate this review. 

Things To Do With the Kids in the Summer : Sawdust Festival

Being artsy!

Being artsy!

Week 1 of Summer Break is in the books. So far we’ve enjoyed sleeping in, swimming lessons, and a whole lot of spending time together. Next week we’re gearing up for some adventure which includes beach trips, Legoland, museums, and more!

One place that we plan on hitting up is the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach. This arts and crafts extravaganza runs from Friday, June 26th to August 30th, and is open daily from 10am to 10pm. We go every year and have an incredible time. The kiddos look forward to exploring the different booths, trying out the free children’s art spot, and working with a potter’s wheel/ceramics. One on one instruction is free of charge. If you would like to glaze your creation it is $8. There are also a variety of free workshops in Studio 1 for kiddos 7 and up.

It’s a great Summer activity. To learn more about the festival or to purchase tickets, head here.

#iheartOC Giving Day! Win $150 for charity

There are many people and places these days asking for donations these days and we can feel very conflicted over who is most deserving of our donations.  Orange County is a fabulous place to live because we look out for others.  There is an upcoming event I am excited to share because this is a chance for the community to give back to the organizations that most deserve it.

iheartocDid you know the Orange County Community Foundation’s #iheartoc Giving Day that we are sponsoring is Orange County’s first-ever giving day?

April 21st through 22nd = 30 hours to make a difference

OCCF is aiming high with the goal of delivering $2 million to OC nonprofits in a 30-hour period. OCCF is investing $500,000 to establish the bonus pool with a goal of generating an additional $1.5 million in online donations.  Join us from 6 a.m. on April 21 to noon on April 22 and show OC how much you care! #iheartococcomm

You may be thinking, with so many causes asking you to open your wallet, why should you give on #IHeartOCGiving Day?

• Your donation stays local

• Your gift benefits the cause you choose

• You can pool your donation with others from OC who share the passion to help

As part of this fantastic event to give back to OC non-profits, you can win $150 for your favorite OC charity.  There are so many worthy charities, its hard to choose.  This wonderful giveaway is easy for you to participate, just enter below!

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Disclosure: This post has been sponsored to raise awareness of #IHeartOC Giving Day. All opinions are my own.