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I told you that we can’t wait for Summer. The countdown is on! Here’s another super fun idea to do with the kiddos this Summer.
I have two budding filmmakers at home. My kiddos love taking my camera or iPad and making dozens of movies a day. We love Apple Products and last year my daughter had the opportunity to participate in Apple Camp. What’s Apple Camp? Well let me tell you about this super fun little free camp at your local Apple Store.
At Apple Camp, kids ages 8-12, learn how to shoot their own footage, create an original song in GarageBand on an iPad, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac. This free workshop, held at Apple Retail Stores, spans three days and ends with campers debuting their masterpieces at the Apple Camp Festival. Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly.
Head on over here to sign up to be notified when registration opens up. You want to sign up as soon as you get the notification because it fills up in a few hours. You’re going to love it! Promise!!!
Introducing EVER Skincare, a new skincare line the truly delivers on the promise of revealing your most beautiful skin. EVER Skincare features the beauty breakthrough LSR10TM in clinical grade, botanically derived skincare that can deliver visible transformation to reveal your most radiant, youthful, vibrant and healthy-looking skin. I am so excited to be able to be one of the first to introduce this line!
Did you know that cellular inflammation is one of the major causes of aging, and it comes from exposure to UVA/UVB rays, dehydration, diets filled with refined sugar and white flour, and lack of sleep? A solution was discovered in a potent botanical with immense health benefits dating back to 100 A.D. – Magnolia Officinalis. Using this key ingredient, the EVER Skincare science team developed a patent-pending, bioactive complex of three molecules scientifically formulated to reduce the top 10 visible signs of aging, which makes up the beauty breakthrough LSR10™.
THE TOP TEN VISIBLE SIGNS OF AGING
- LINES & WRINKLES
- LOSS OF ELASTICITY AND FIRMNESS
- SPOTS AND PIGMENTATION
- LOSS OF RADIANCE
- UNEVEN TEXTURE AND ROUGHNESS
- UNEVEN SKIN TONE
- DULL SKIN
- THIN SKIN
What I also LOVE about the EVER Skincare line is that there are no harmful ingredients or substances that are banned in other countries. The EVER Skincare line never, ever contains parabens, sulfates, phthalates, propylene glycol, synthetic fragrances and colors, chemical sunscreens, butylated hydroxytoluene and hydroquinone. All of the products are consciously formulated for the health and beauty of the skin, and only contain ingredients that are effective and meet strict safety requirements. EVER Skincare consciously avoids ingredients that are banned in other countries, and never, ever test on animals. All of these efforts create a philosophy they call Conscious Beauty.
I had the opportunity to try EVER and I really loved how it made my skin feel. I actually went to work without makeup and my skin looked great. I even had someone ask me if I had a peel recently. I also have very sensitive skin and I could use this. Usually I’m really weary of trying new products because I break out and they irritate my skin.
For more results and before & after pictures, please click here.
I told you we’re dreaming about Summer over here. I wanted to share about another fun Summer must do, Cinemark Theaters Summer Movie Clubhouse. The ten week long program offers recently released G and PG rated movies for kiddos for only $1, or you can purchase ten movie admissions for $5. You can’t beat that offer!
Our local Cinemark Theater will have their movie mornings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am. Times and days will vary depending on the locations. To find a theater near you and to check out your local theater’s Summer Schedule, check here.
Summer is right around the corner. My kids have 19 days of school left and I also have 19 days of teaching left in the School Year. We’re having a blast in our classroom and I’m also looking forward to making some great memories with my kids this Summer!
We have a calendar ready to go and it looks like we have our first week ready to go. We like to relax on some days, have adventures on others, and stay busy locally on the rest. Last year we took advantage of Michaels Passport to Imagination Summer Program and we can’t wait to do it again.
Join the store’s classroom for a seven week road trip filled with crafts from the beach, to the country fair, and more. Classes are $5 per session or $ 12 for all 3 weekly sessions. The classes are two hours long, from 10am to noon. You just drop them off, shop, or stay close by. We did it a couple of times last year and I was able to get my grocery shopping next door to the store alone. It was fantastic!
Every week will feature a different destination, and three separate crafts. Registration is now open for all 21 sessions. Sessions take place every Mon, Wed, and Friday from 10am to noon, starting Monday, June 15th and ending the week of July 26th. Head on over here to register. Your kiddos will love it! Promise.
If you’re looking for a great neighborhood for your family, come out to Beacon Park, a preview of one the Great Park Neighborhoods. Meet the Builders will take place on Sunday, May 17th from noon to 4pm. Kids and dogs are more than welcome and there will be plenty of bike parking.
There will be refreshments, a children’s play area, and all that Beacon Park has to offer. Meet the Builders will introduce you to the 15 new home collections and a fantastic opportunity to meet the builders that make up the Great Park Neighborhoods.
Plus there will be kid activities, a refreshing lemonade bar, a balloon artist, and so much more!
We’re currently looking for a new place to call home, and I have to say that the Great Park Neighborhoods look like am amazing place to call home. They’re family friendly and pet friendly, two things that are extremely important to us. So head on over to check them out. You’re in for a fun afternoon.
I love sharing good deals and here is a good one. From now until Mother’s Day, May 10th 2015, Moms can get in at Medieval Times Buena Park for free with one paid adult admission. All you have to do is mention MOMWEB at the time of purchase and your mom or you can get in for Free!
In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re going to give one lucky reader two tickets to Medieval Times Buena Park. All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know who you would take to Medieval Times with those tickets. That’s it! Giveaway ends on May 10th at 11:59pm. Winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!!
I don’t know who is looking more forward to Summer, my kiddos or me! I love teaching but I sure look forward to lazy Summer days, having fun, being outside, and sleeping in. We’re already planning our Summer days and they definitely include a lot of movie days.
We always make sure to take advantage of the Regal/Edwards Theaters Summer Movie Express. Admission to the movies is $1 and part of the proceeds go to the Will Rogers Foundation. Two movies will be shown each Tuesday/Wednesday at 10am. You can purchase tickets at the box office, just make sure to get there early because seats fill up quickly.
It’s a fun and inexpensive outing that will keep your kiddos busy this Summer. To check out the schedule and to learn more about the program, head here.
Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. Samples were received for review purposes. However, all opinions are my own.
My family is always on the go. Between our adventures, sports, school, and work, it’s hard to cook a good meal. I’m always on the lookout for yummy and tasty food that is ready to go. When Del Real Foods asked me to review some of their most popular dishes, I jumped at the opportunity. I’ve had a few samples at Costco and enjoyed what I tried.
The folks at Del Real sent over their Al Pastor Tacos Kit, Carnitas, Chile Verde, and Barbacoa. It was truly a party in a box and we enjoyed every last morsel. We had a movie/stay at home night and enjoyed a good flick with some delicious Mexican comfort food. Del Real foods use natural ingredients, most of which are locally sourced. I have a kiddo who has Celiac Disease and was so happy to find that their dishes are gluten free and trans fat free. Score!!
Del Real Foods has generously offered to give one lucky Daytrippingmom reader a Party in a box. The Box includes some of Del Real Favorites like carnitas, tamales, pork al pastor pupusas and the newest delicious addition: the Al Pastor Taco Kit. Winner will also receive a cooler and blanket. Perfect for a picnic at your favorite outdoor location.
All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know your favorite Mexican is. That’s it. You can also gain additional entries by following us on Twitter and sending out a tweet. Winner will be chosen at random. Giveaway ends on May 12th at 11:59pm. Good luck!
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My daughter is a fourth grader and studying California history. She recently finished learning about the California Mission System and is now learning about the Gold Rush. She’s enjoying learning about the Gold Rush and how it transformed California into what it is today. She had mentioned that her teacher had shared that there was a mining experience in Pala and that she could receive extra credit if she was able to visit. We were looking for something fun to do Saturday morning and decided to head South to the Pala Reservation for a fun outing. We packed a bag with some bottled water and were on our way!
Gems of Pala is located off Hwy 76, and a mile and a half East of the Pala Casino. You drive off a small dirt road and find yourself at the gates of Gems of Pala. We arrived at 11am and ready for some adventure. We walked into the office and were greeted by the owner Blue, who is very friendly and knowledgeable. You pay $20 cash(Cash is only accepted) for a bucket and Blue(the owner) shares about the different gem stones that can be found and what you should look for. We grabbed our bucket and were on our way.
We were led to the tables where another nice gentleman explained how to dig and what to look for. The kids were so excited they almost couldn’t contain themselves. We only bought one bucket, which was the perfect size for two kids and one adult. If you have more than three kids, you might consider buying two buckets. The kiddos filled their bucket and proceeded to sift the dirt away on one of the few tables. It took about an hour and a half to sift through and find our hidden treasures.
We can’t wait to do it again. We spent almost three hours there and had a blast for $20. I can’t remember the last time $20 bought us so much fun! Now that we’ve visited, here are some of the things we won’t be forgetting to make our visit more enjoyable.
- Bring Cash. There are no ATM’s around except in the casino and you don’t want to have to backtrack.
- Get there early. It fills up quickly.
- Bring sunscreen
- Bring bottled water
- Be prepared to get a little dirty.
- Brig a hat to help beat the heat/sun.
Plan accordingly and have a great time. Gems of Pala is only open Friday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm on Sat/Sun and 11am to 4pm on Friday.
35940 Magee Rd
Pala, CA 92059
The boys of Summer are back and our family couldn’t be happier! I have lived in Southern California my entire life and grew up a baseball fan, but only recently have I discovered the fun of minor league baseball. There are several minor league teams in the area that feed the Angels, Dodgers and Padres as well as some other MLB teams. The team closest to us is the Lake Elsinore Storm. They originally were a feeder team for the Angels but since 2002, they have been the “Single A” feeder team for the San Diego Padres. The team plays at the Lake Elsinore Diamond, which is a clean, safe and fun place to watch a game as a family. There are no bad seats in the house and no climbing up steep raked bleachers to reach a seat.
Tickets are $10 – $14 per game. There are nightly promotions such as all you can eat hot dogs, $1 beer and soda night, Friday night fireworks and giveaways. Additionally, there are contests run throughout the game at the bottom of each inning. Depending on the night and sponsor, there are also free coupons for food and activities given away at the end of the night. Stick around for the end of the game, where for $1 a ball, you have the chance to win even bigger prizes by throwing at targets out on the field.
A particularly great deal is the $60 Family Four Pack that includes:
Four Box Seats
Four Hot Dogs
Four Small Sodas
Two Arcade Tickets
Coupons to Carl’s Jr., Baskin Robbins, Mulligan Family Fun Center and a free oil change.
You almost make a profit buying the Family Four Pack! It’s a great bargain.
To purchase tickets or to check out the Storm’s schedule head here.