17 Pounds Lighter Thanks to Jenny Craig #JennyCraigMoment

Yes!! What a way to celebrate my 40th birthday. I lost 17 lbs, 1 jean size, and 11 inches on 8 weeks of @officialjennycraig ! It’s also the magic number I needed to be 100 lbs down!! I’ve lost 100 lbs since my highest weight last year and feel the healthiest I have in years! Happy 40th to me! #weightloss #100lbsdown Results not typical. Members following the program can expect to lose, on average 1-2 lbs per week. I received promotional consideration.

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Disclaimer * Results not typical. Members following our program can expect to lose, on average 1-2 lbs per week. I received promotional consideration. I was provided 8 weeks of the program and meals. However, all opinions are my very own and I had great success on the program! 

For the past 8 weeks I have had the opportunity to be on the Jenny Craig system. It has been a great experience and dare I say, life changing. I’ve learned so much about portion control and making wise choices. During the process, I also happened to lose 17 pounds!

I learned so much during the experience. I learned how much my own body needs physical exercise and good nutrition. I learned the importance of taking my vitamins, and I also learned to be able to plan for special occasions, to ensure that I’m making the best food choices. I also learned that I need to move at least for 45 minutes a day to ensure weight loss. I’ve slowly fallen in love with running and can’t wait to what lies ahead for me in the future. 5k I’m coming for you!

What I enjoyed the most about Jenny Craig was the variety of food options. I had dessert every single night and I loved it. Yes YOU, can eat decadent chocolate cheesecake and still lose weight. It’s a win-win!With meal choices like Fajitas, Fish and Chips, Stuffed Shells, and French Toast, how could anyone not fall in love with their food!

I can’t thank Jenny Craig enough for helping me achieve my 100 pound goal. I’m back on track and can’t wait to see what else is in store!

Go give Jenny a try. You will not regret it!


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Bring Home the Dinos #Jurassic World is here and Giveaway! #TeamJurassic


Disclaimer: This is a compensated campaign. However, all opinions are my very own and I LOVE Jurassic World.

The movie of the year is here. You can now buy Jurassic World at a store near you. Jurassic World is  available NOW on 3D  Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD!

If you purchase the Blu-Ray DVD it comes with Bonus Features which include :

  • WELCOME TO JURASSIC WORLD:  An in-depth take on the creation, look and feel  of Jurassic World.  Director Colin  Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg discuss how the idea of the  film came together and how the casting was decided with  actors’ commentary on their roles and filming locations.
  • JURASSIC WORLD: ALL-ACCESS PASS-  Chris Pratt and Director Colin Trevorrow  discuss key moments in the film, supported by  behind-the-scenes footage and VFX breakdowns.
  • INNOVATION CENTER TOUR WITH CHRIS PRATT- Chris Pratt gives a tour of the Innovation  Center, a museum/exhibit, built just for the movie.
  • JURASSIC’S CLOSEST SHAVES – Clips from all films in the
    franchise showing “near death” or extremely scary  encounters with dinosaurs.

We received our copy and can’t wait to make it a movie night tonight with popcorn and some goodies. We loved the movie as a family and are excited about having it in our movie collection. It’s one that will be watched over and over again.


Giveaway time! One lucky reader will receive their very own copy. All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know who you will watch the movie with. That’s it! Giveaway ends on 1o/30 at 11:59pm. Winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!

Don Roberto Jewelers Wishlist

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“Helping Others Get What They Want.” This motto grew its roots in the soil of Don Roberto’s humble but ambitious beginnings. Robert Trette, the founder of Don Roberto Jewelers, opened his first store in downtown Stockton, California on September 2, 1972. Catering to all walks of life, this was where the Don Roberto Jewelers motto was born, and the foundations of the company were built. This includes the upcoming holiday season, where jewelry is always a great option.

There about 10 more weekends until Christmas and while Halloween is still around the corner, it’s never too early to start your wishlist. Here’s some of my favorites for my own Don Robertos wishlist.

This bracelet is simply charming.

I do not remember the last time I saw a ring this beautiful and affordable.

Everyone uses their cell phone for the time these days, but who wouldn’t love a nice Bulova watch for their wrist?

Every girls needs a nice pair of earrings!

My daughter (and sister!) would just adore this Hello Kitty Pendant full of crystals.

Jewelry is an investment for the future. Don Roberto Jewelers has Easy Credit as the perfect option for you to buy gifts for their loved ones during this season. It makes it easy for those with poor or not credit to get financing. Layaway is also available.

Just for you Daytripping Mom readers, there is a 25% off discount code.  This is the exclusive discount code: BP25FP (25% off first purchase). *Discount is only valid online and must be be entered at checkout when purchasing online.

Be sure to visit one of the following Don Roberto’s locations: http://www.donrobertojewelers.com/ustorelocator/location/map/


Cirque Du Soleil: Kurios


When you reach into the back of your subconscious, the place where your dreams of amazement and fantasy are born, you find Cirque Du Soleil shows. This has always been the case and continues to be the source for their new productions, including Kurios, which debuted in Orange County last week.


Photo: Cirque Du Soleil

Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down in a place that’s as beautiful as it is mysterious.


As always, this Cirque Du Soleil production leaves the audience amazed and astounded. There are many moments through the show, where you aren’t quite sure if what you are seeing real or just your overactive imagination. An invisible circus act? A little lady living inside the tummy of a big man? A hand that seems to live a life of it’s own? Not to mention some amazing juggling, yo-yo-ing, balancing and tumbling stunts.


Whether in Vegas or under the Grand Chapiteau, Cirque Du Soleil never disappoints. This is by far our favorite production to roll through Southern California. There seems to be no end to the human imagination and physical talents.

When: Through November 29th

Where: Orange County Fairgrounds

Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tickets: $35-$145 at 877-924-7783 or cirquedusoleil.com/kurios

The Great American Milk Drive

Daytripping Mom is proud to say that California Dairy Families want to share their love for Real California food and dairy with you. We eat a lot of Real California Cheese around our house. On any given night, you might find us eating tacos, lasagna, or homemade macaroni and cheese in the crockpot all loaded with yummy Real California Cheese. We look forward to sitting down as a family for dinner each night.

mac and cheese

You may know that California is the country’s leading producer of milk, ice cream, butter, nonfat dry milk and whey protein concentrate, but did you know that there are Real California Dairy Families who make the California milk and dairy foods that people love so much?

Great American Milk Drive

In fact, to help those who need nutritious California milk, California’s more than 1,400 dairy farm families have pledged $100,000 in matching milk donations to the Great American Milk Drive–equal to 20,000 gallons or 320,000 servings of milk–through the end of the year. People can donate one gallon of milk for just $5 at www.MilkLife.com/Give. $100,000 of total California milk donations made by the end-of-the-year will be matched by California Dairy Families. When you enter your zip code, the donations will help your local California food bank. Join us along with the California Dairy Families in the Great American Milk Drive to help those in need also share in memorable family moments.


Get Your Milk On!

One cup of whole California Milk contains nine essential nutrients, including eight grams of high-quality protein per serving, which is important to kids, moms and dads. My kids will only put Real California Milk onto their cereal. They think any other “milk substitute” just doesn’t taste the same. We can’t imagine not having a bottle of milk in the fridge.

Milk is one of the most-requested nutrition staples at food banks, but out of the more than 377 million meals served by California food banks each year, the facilities are only able to provide the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person each year. While people donate canned and dry goods, many don’t think to donate milk because it’s perishable. This problem is large in scale, but awareness is low. Through The Great American Milk Drive and California dairy farmers’ support, we are closer to helping the one-in-four Californian children facing hunger.

Make Sure It’s Real

When purchasing dairy products, look for brands made with 100% Real California Milk that feature the Real California Milk Seal or Real California Cheese Seal.


Want to learn more about the Real California Milk seal and California Dairy? Visit Real California Milk website at www.RealCaliforniaMilk.com

Also: Be sure to join us for a #CAmilkdrive Twitter party on October 22 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT) to discuss your family’s memorable meals that include Real California Milk and how joining the California Dairy Families with the Great American Milk Drive will help those in need also share in memorable family moments.

Halloween Roundup – Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo

We love Halloween and my kiddos want to wear their costumes almost every night. We have been looking for family friendly events at night and I can’t wait to take my kiddos to Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo.
This family-friendly costumed extravaganza will bring FUN, SAFE, trick-or-treating in a “Merry not Scary” Zoo atmosphere, with educational animal presentations, storytelling, and entertainment throughout the evening, with a grand finale costume parade!

 Boo at the Zoo features:

  • Ten Prize Stations on the Trick-or-Treat Trail
  • Entertainment
  • Animal Presentations
  • Storytelling
  • Fun and Games
  • Costume Parade
  • “Teen Scream” Haunted House (a separate area, included in the price of admission)
  • Hot Dogs & Chips For Sale by Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary, Zoo Docents, and Knowlwood
  • Free Parking
Boo at the Zoo is held on weekend nights from now through Oct 30th. The event is held from 5:30pm to 8pm.
Tickets are $8.95 for members and $16.95 for non-members. Kids 2 and under are free.
For additional info or to purchase tickets head here.

Daytime Fun for the Kiddos at Knott’s Spooky Farm

We had a blast last weekend at Knott’s Spooky Farm! This year it has spread out beyond Camp Snoopy to locations all around Knott’s Berry Farm. This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities and of course, a costume contest all geared for children ages 3-11. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes. This is a completely different event from the popular Knott’s Scary Farm event, held at nighttime.


Kids can take part in “Snoopy’s Costume Contest and Dance Party” and also visit the Camp Spooky Theatre to view “The Monsters are Coming, Charlie Brown”, a new Halloween show where everyone will be singing and dancing in the aisles to all their favorite Halloween tunes.

Knott's Spooky Farm

Kids of all ages can join in the fun with spooky karaoke and mask making at the “Monster Masquerade Ball Karaoke” or go Trick-or-Treating at Ghost Town where friendly ghosts deliver delicious treats. You can visit eat candy station once. While you’re there, be sure to say hi to Sad Eye Joe, he always appreciates visitors this time of the year.  At the “Spooky Hollow Maze” kids will travel through a spooky forest with gigantic jack-o-lanterns and encounter a headless horseman! See if you can survive the spinning jack-o-lantern tunnel.


Camp Spooky was always a blast and now this expanded park-wide event means even more fun for the whole family. Knott’s Spooky Farm runs weekends October 3 – Halloween Day, and is included with regular park admission. There are so many things to do with the entire family at Knott’s.


Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park operating hours are 10:00am to 5:30pm during October. For more information on all the exciting things that are going on at Knott’s Berry Farm, visit knotts.com and follow the conversation using #KnottsSpookyFarm.

Attention Ghosts and Goblins: #StreamTeam Netflix October

It’s Halloween time once again. The nights are longer, the air is cooler and it is our favorite month for entertainment between haunted houses, scary movies and trick or treating. Your must watch Netflix films for all ages in October are:


The Nightmare Before Christmas

The tale as old as slime. Jack Skellington tries his darndest to bring Christmas to Halloween Town with mixed results.


R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls

Starring Dove Cameron (Descendants), Katherine McNamara (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials), Ryan McCarten (Liv and Maddie), and Tiffany Espensen (Kirby Buckets) comes an original chilling adventure.  When a traveling Hall of Horrors show arrives in the town of Danville, high school friends can’t wait to get spooked.  The monsters, zombies, and ghouls are completely lifelike, and the villainous showman, Dr. Hysteria, and his enchanting assistant, Lilith, really know how to turn up the scares. But when Beth discovers a haunted cabinet backstage that traps the souls of lost teens, it’s up to the gang to stop the mayhem before they are trapped forever. It’s spooky fun for everyone.

Legoland’s Brick-or-Treat Halloween Party

brick or treat

I love October! Our family likes to go out and really celebrate Halloween. We always try to make it out to at least one pumpkin patch and other Halloween ¨traditions¨. One of our favorite traditions, is going to the Legoland Brick-or-Treat Party Nights. We have had the opportunity to attend at least one Saturday each October for the past few years and it is something we look forward to doing as a family. Be sure to stick at around at the end of the night for a spooktacular firework show!


Legoland at night is always fun and even more so during Halloween. This year, the Park is open for five spooky-kooky nights – October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 30, starting at 5pm. It’s the home of Halloween fun, and it’s filled with music, costume contests, the Brick-or-Treat Trail and more!

Highlights for 2015 include:

  • Expanded Brick-or-Treat Trail, including 2 stations in SEA LIFE Aquarium
  • Coast Cruise transformation into the Ghost Cruise
  • Hubble Bubble’s Dance Party
  • Wanda’s Jelly Fish Disco in SEA LIFE Aquarium
  • Costume Contests with categories of LEGO, Creative, and a NEW Group category that you can enter with family or friends
  • More Halloween adventures at Heartlake City and Fun Town!

Brick-or-Treat begins at 5 PM on Saturday nights. Tickets for the event are $40 and are separate from regular admission. A full day ticket including the Brick-or-Treat event is $70 for all ages.

Visit California.Legoland.com for more info.

Free in October Round Up – San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, Museums, Aquariums, and Much Much More!

Kids free 2015


Can you believe the weekend is over? It seemed to go by in an instant! October is here and that means that Kids Free in San Diego is here. I shared earlier that October is the time to visit San Diego with kiddos and here is why:

If you’ve wanted to head down to San Diego with the family, this is definitely the month to do it! You can read about other offers, including Kids Eat Free at dozen of restaurants here. Have fun in San Diego!