Locks of Love Week July 25-31 and Supercuts Giveaway

Have your heard of Locks of Love? This wonderful organization provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 with hair loss because of chemotherapy and other medical reasons.

Supercuts has teamed up with the KEARTH 101  and Paul Mitchell for Locks of Love Week, July 25-31. The inspiration behind the program came from JoJo Lopez, a nine-year-old K-EARTH listener who wanted to donate her hair to help provide hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children with medical hair loss. She tried to put together a fundraiser at her school but ran into legal issues. So, she asked K-EARTH 101 to help and they teamed up with Supercuts and Paul Mitchell to join the effort!

Every donor who meets the Locks of Love guidelines will receive a FREE haircut at participating Supercuts locations in Southern California, as well as a Paul Mitchell 413 Sculpting Brush (while supplies last).

To find out more about the program, donation guidelines and participating Supercuts locations, please visit this website:http://kearth101.radio.com/locksoflove/.

If you have been meaning to cut your hair and donate it, this would be the perfect week to do it.

I was also given a $25 gift card to giveaway to Supercuts. This will be a quick 24 hour giveaway so here goes. Leave a comment letting me know why you want to win. Contest closes on Monday, July 25th at 11:59 pm. Winner will be chose an random. Good luck!

A visit to Reuben H Fleet Science Center

Credit: Maribel Reyes

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. It’s hard to believe that summer is half way over. It makes me a little sad because I really do enjoy this time of year. If you are looking for some fun adventures in San Diego, here is a great place to visit in Balboa Park. Our San Diego contributor, Maribel, had the opportunity to visit two weeks ago and shares all about her experience with her son.

Have you been to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park lately? There are two fun new exhibits that to learn from! My 18 month old son and I had the opportunity to visit, explore and learn from these exhibits.As soon as we entered the exhibit hall we found ourselves being welcomed by Geometry Playground, now I have been to many playgrounds… but nothing like this one. My son was immediately drawn to the large “play structure” in the center of it all.  The most prominent of e shapes was the triangle and although it may seem like a “Stack of Stars” he found it very fascinating. He contemplated it for about 10 minutes -which for toddlers  is a very long time!  The exhibit had kids going in or coming out from every possible direction.

Credit: Maribel Reyes

Do you remember the “Spirograph” when you were younger? I remember getting one for Christmas and using up a whole notebook just drawing with it and all the colored pens I could get my hands on! The Geometry Playground they has a similar one that makes drawings large enough to be framed and hung on the wall! It brought back fun memories.

Another excellent activity was the “Build a Room”. It gives you a perspective of how Architects and Engineers feel when visualizing and designing a house.
Isn’t it amazing how many shapes we see on a daily basis without noticing them? We have a DVD about shapes and colors, but this exhibit took it to another level… Even for me, it was as if I was inside each shape!

Credit: Maribel Reyes

After what seemed like a couple of minutes( but in reality more like 2 hours) we made our way upstairs to the Identity Exhibit.This exhibit explores the question who are you? It explores the question in various aspects and makes YOU  the star.The How do you identify yourself exhibit is especially interesting. The importance here is WHO do you choose to be. The exhibit has several examples of identities  such as ethnicity, jobs, culture, etc.

When planning your visit to the Ruben H. Science Center keep in mind the following:

Plan to be at the Science Center for a few hours(time seems to fly by! ).
The best time to visit is in the afternoon, it is less crowded.
If you are taking your stroller, you are allowed to bring it in except on Tuesdays.

Hope you like these exhibits as much as we did!

To learn more about the Reuben H Fleet Science Center head here.

Also if you are a member of the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, make sure to show your membership card and you will get in for FREE!

Perfect Pairings! Snack ideas for backyard/picnic fun


Our family has a somewhat obsession with chips. We bring them in the house whenever we are barbecuing or are having a movie night and they are gone before you know it. They are seriously inhaled! Chips and dips are the perfect pairing and I love to make my own guilt free pico de gallo dip that is also devoured within minutes!

Last week I had the opportunity to have a small gathering at my house with my favorite bloggy friends to make some homemade dips. Caryn from  Rockinmama who made a delish mango salsa, Liz from Thoughts of a Mommy  made a finger licking good  queso fundido dip, Katie from OCmomactivities made the most amazing brochette dip , Laura from LA Story make the yummiest artichoke dip and Amy from Funny Yellow Mom made an out of this world bean dip. We had a blast making some yummy home made dips while the kiddos had a great time in the backyard getting soaked from head to toe fully clothed. It really did make for a fun afternoon.

I made a very mild pico de gallo because my kiddos are still getting used to spicier foods. Here is very simple and easy to make recipe.

  • 4 fresh tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • **** for those of you that don’t mind the spice 1 to 2 chile serranos

Chop up tomatoes, onions and cilantro finely and add to a medium sized  bowl.  Squeeze 1 lime to the mix and add salt and pepper to taste. Super delish and easy to make.

For other fun dip  recipes head here.

This is part of a sponsored  campaign with The Motherhood and Frito-Lay.