The U.S. National Park Service, is once again offering Free Entrance Days on certain days of the year. Start planning your getaways! The parks will offer free admission on the following days:
- February 15-17
Presidents Day weekend
- April 19-20
opening weekend of National Park Week
- August 25
National Park Service Birthday
- September 27
National Public Lands Day
- November 11
We had the opportunity to check out Zion National Park last year and can’t wait to explore another park this year. If you’ve wanted to visit, make sure to take advantage of the free admission.
For additional info head here.
My hijo/son is crazy about Super Heroes. He can’t get enough. He loves Super Hero comic books, movies, and of course toys!!
We received two boxes of Super Hero Mashers to play with last week, and my son has spent countless hours mixing and matching his new toys. The Hasbro Super Hero Mashers allow him to be creative. He has spent hour after hour playing without bothering his hermana! That is a serious win in our family!
He loves using his imagination to build the ultimate Super Hero. The Super Hero Mashers allow your kiddos to use their imaginations and creativity. My son has made what seems like at least 100 creations from two boxes. He mixes and matches all day long. He’s also created his own Super Hero Mashers online. You can visit the Hasbro Marvel Super Hero Mashers website to create your very own Mashers and learn more about this super fun toy.
Make sure to also Join us for the Hasbro Marvel Super Hero Mashers #MiMashup Twitter Party on 2/11 from 9-10 pm EST. Follow @LatinaMomBlogs for details.
If you have Super Hero fans at home, they will absolutely love Mashers!
Are you looking for something fun to do on President’s Day? If you have yet to make plans, check out The Richard Nixon Birthplace and Library in Yorba Linda. The Library will offer Free Admission on President’s Day and have special programs and presentations throughout the day.
Bring the family to meet a Mount Rushmore of Presidents. There will be special presentations featuring President’s Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson and Roosevelt.
I lived in Yorba Linda for many years and always make sure to visit the Library on the Free Admission Days. The kiddos love roaming the grounds and my son is in love with the helicopter that President Nixon used. We always had a great time and learned a thing or two as well. It has something for every member of your family and well it’s Free!
Richard Nixon Library
18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92886-3949
For additional info head here.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Market!
One of my favorite places to shop when I’m in Orange County or San Diego is Whole Foods. The kids and I try to have lunch there whenever we get the chance. The food is not only good for you, but oh so delicious! It is always a very special experience.
If you love food and especially Whole Foods, you have to check out Whole Food’s Love Story celebration at the Huntington Beach Whole Foods location. Whole Foods Market in Huntington Beach is hosting a special night of a Valentine’s Day themed celebration of all things sweet and spicy!
On February 11th from 6pn to 8pm join whole Foods for Ingredients: A Love Story. You can check out the store wide Valentine’s Day tastings including
- Coffee tastings in coffee/juice bar
- Cheese and chocolate in specialty
- Oysters in seafood
- Maca balls in Whole Body
- themed beer and wine- Meet your beer and wine specialist.
- Beef samples- to push the upcoming steak & lobster Valentine’s sale
- Prep Foods- special dish will be prepared for this event
- Chocolate covered strawberries
For additional info head here.
Aside from amusement parks, have your kids ever ridden a real steam locomotive? We have a little gem of a museum in Perris, the Orange Empire Railway Museum. They have all types of trains, trolleys and train exhibits. We’ve talked about this place many times before, but it really is just a fun place for anyone that likes trains. History buffs will appreciate the various forms of railway transportation that has existed through the years. The museum has an extended line of train track and these trains actually run and you can ride as a passenger.
Bring the entire family to Steam Weekend at Orange Empire Railway Museum on Feb. 15-16. Everyone can ride behind the powerful VC #2, which will be chugging down the tracks and learn how a steam engine works. With an All Day Ride Pass, you can ride the steam locomotive, a diesel powered train and vintage trolleys for the entire day.
Date: Feb. 15 and 16
Admission: Ages 12 and up, $12.00, Ages 5 – 11, $8.00, 4 and under are free
Time: 9 am. to 5 p.m.
For directions and ticket information, visit www.oerm.org or call (951) 657-2605.
We are fortunate in Southern California to have many options for healthy shopping. We have fresh produce that comes from local regions. We have farm raised beef and poultry that comes right to us. We also have terrific stores like Whole Foods that offer products that also cater to the healthy living lifestyle. This weekend is Whole Foods Facial Care product sale, with everything in that department 25% off.
Did you know that Whole Foods has a line of Premium Body Care products? There are over 2500 products in the store that meet the strict requirements to qualify for this label. They have identified over 400 ingredients that are unacceptable and are not found in their Premium Body Care products. These products can be identified by looking for the Premium Body Care symbol on shelves.
Because my time is limited and I like making it simple, I have a product that fits the bill. Check out the 3-in-1 Clean Towelettes by Alba Botanica. It’s a makeup remover + cleanser + toner. It uses pineapple enzymes as a deep cleaner and aloe to tone the skin. These are hypo-allergenic and alcohol free for those with sensitive skin. The soft towelette is made from natural, biodegradable fabric and pH balanced. It is also 100% vegetarian ingredient! I think it’s just as important to be thoughtful of what we put on our bodies as what we put in our bodies. Whole Foods makes those choices easy.
This sale is available in the Western United States from February 7th to the 9th. Find your nearest Whole Foods store here.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Whole Foods Market.
If you are a Fresh Beat Band fan you don’t want to miss the Fresh Beat Band Live in concert. The Fresh Beat Band will play on Friday, February 7th, at the Valley View Casino in San Diego, and on Saturday, February 8th at the Nokia Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Tickets. The show is about an hour long and would be a great first concert!
If you would like to buy tickets or learn more about the show head here.
This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Walgreens. However, all opinions expressed are my own
There have been many changes in healthcare and it can be extremely confusing for so many of us, especially for our older loved ones. I know my parents are having a difficult time trying to sort it all out. My mani called me a few weeks ago asking if I knew all about the changes to Medicare and her health plans. Have you heard of Medicare Part D? Until just a short weeks ago, neither had I.
Medicare Plan D allows anyone on Medicare Part A or Part B to drug coverage. It’s a great program because everyone on Medicare qualifies. Income does not play a factor in qualifying for the coverage. You also can’t be denied for pre-existing commercials or just because your mom/dad/abuelo/abuela have a whole heck of a lot of prescriptions. Nope, they’re in! All you have to do is pay a monthly premium and transfer your prescription/s to your favorite pharmacy.
You can transfer your elderly loved ones prescriptions to your local Walgreens. By switching to Walgreens your elderly family members can save with copays as low as $0 on select plans. They can also get refill reminders, access to to expert advisors, refill their prescriptions online at Walgreens.com , and much more.
Make sure to join @LatinaMomBlogs for the “What’s Med D? Twitter Party” on 2/5 from 9-10 pm ET to learn about prescription coverage options. #WalgreensLatino . RSVP HERE.
Happy Monday!! It’s been quite busy at our home the past two weeks. We were hit with the dreaded flu and with the end of my school semester. To say that its been a little rough is an understatement. I’m happy to be back on the mend and ready to share some fun ideas, event, and outings.
The San Diego Museum Month is one of my favorite annual events, and a great way to go out and explore San Diego with the family. During the month of February you can enjoy half-off entry fees at 44 San Diego Museum Council membership museums. You can pick up a museum pass at Macy’s stores in the San Diego and Temecula area. The passes are free to obtain and can be used all month long.
Here is the list of Museum Month Participating Museums:
- Adobe Chapel
- Barona Cultural Center & Museum
- Birch Aquarium at Scripp
- Bonita Museum and Cultural Center
- California Surf Museum
- Coronado Museum of History & Art
- Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
- Gaslamp Museum at the William Heath Davis House
- Heritage of the Americas Museum
- Japanese Friendship Garden
- Junipero Serra Museum
- La Jolla Historical Society
- Living Coast Discovery Center
- Lux Art Institute
- Maritime Museum of San Diego
- Marston House & Gardens
- Mingei International Museum
- Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown
- Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla
- Museum of Making Music
- Museum of Photographic Arts
- Oceanside Museum of Art
- Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
- San Diego Air & Space Museum
- San Diego Archaeological Center
- San Diego Automotive Museum
- San Diego Botanic Garden
- San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
- San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
- San Diego History Center
- San Diego Model Railroad Museum
- San Diego Natural History Museum
- Santa Ysabel Store
- The New Children’s Museum
- The San Diego Museum of Art
- Tijuana Estuary Visitors Center
- Timken Museum of Art
- USS Midway Museum
- Veterans Museum & Memorial Center
- Visions Art Museum
- Warner-Carillo Ranch House & Museum
- Water Conservation Garden
- Whaley House Museum
- Women’s Museum of California
Make sure to pick up your pass and start planning some outings. We’ve yet to make it out to the Midway Museum and I can’t wait to check it out later on this month. For additional info head here.
Living here in SoCal means not having to go far for the beach. This past November, we were invited to stay the night at the Pacific Edge in Laguna Beach. The Pacific Edge Beach Front rooms all feature balconies with a beach view. Each room also has a wet bar with a mini fridge and a microwave. There are also several value priced rooms without the view but are equally close to the beach, like literally just a few yards away!
The following day, we got to stay in their unique beach front Bungalows. Each Bungalow at the Pacific Edge Hotel includes a comfortable living room that overlooks the ocean, a VIP Bungalow Host, a private bathroom with a shower, a bar area, valet parking, catered food and beverages, and a private oceanfront deck area. Rent one Bungalow for up to ten guests, or reserve all five for an oceanfront event. They are the perfect setting for a birthday celebration, a day with the family, corporate meetings, or industry soirees.
In 2013, Pacific Edge Hotel enhanced The Bungalow experience further by partnering with five local groups. These groups are local companies and groups who have had the opportunity to enjoy The Bungalows and wanted to make them “theirs”. Each group decorated a Bungalow to their own, unique style, creating a custom interior design that reflects that group’s style. This means each of the five bungalows are distinct and unique. They can be rented individually, or the entire area could be rented for a large party, such as a wedding reception or an anniversary party.
We spent our entire Saturday in Bungalow 3, which was designed by Tania Cassill Interior Design and inspired by the work of local artists and designers who share the same love for the ocean, the surf and the Laguna Beach lifestyle. Our room had natural sisal floor coverings, a luxurious overstuffed sofa, and large windows lined with cotton panels to maintain the cool breeze from the ocean and the sun’s natural light. Each bungalow has a VIP host that made sure we had everything we needed from complimentary snack and drinks to our delicious lunch from The Deck restaurant located there at the hotel. My husband’s not much of a beach guy, so he was kept entertained by the huge flat screen plasma TV and every channel you could think of. The kids and I spent much of our afternoon down on the sand, where a cabana attendant helped to set us up with chairs, towns, umbrellas and beach toys. I’ve never felt quite so spoiled at the beach. Learn more about their bungalow packages here.
*Disclosure: we were invited by the Pacific Edge Hotel of Laguna Beach in exchange for this review.