Thursday, July 28, 2016

Product Review: Exergen Temporal Scanner

Summer colds are a bummer!

Catching a cold in the Summer is no fun, but it's bound to happen when you're trying to have fun outdoors. My son came down with a fever last week and my old ear thermometer kept giving me different readings. Luckily, my new temporal scanner by Exergen arrived and gave me an accurate temperature.


With a Soft Glow Display, it's easier to read your child's temperature in any light which makes this thermometer perfect for taking their temperature at night while they're sleeping. It also retains the 8 most recent temperature readings to help parents monitor fever progression. 

Parker was enjoying the Exergen temporal scanner a bit too much. He almost forgot all about his fever! 


You can find this product at retailers such as Toys R Us, Walmart, Costco and more. The Exergen temporal scanner is the #1 recommended thermometer by Pediatricians so be sure to get one today. You never know when a Summer cold will find it's way into your home. 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was offered sample product in order to facilitate my review. These are just my two cents!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Giveaway: 54th Annual Watermelon Festival!

Nothing says SUMMER like a sweet slice of Watermelon!

Next month, the 54th Annual Watermelon Festival will be serving up a ton of fun in Lake View Terrace. Join me at the Hansen Dam Soccer Field for a fun filled day of FREE watermelon, carnival rides, food, games, contests, entertainment and a Kids Zone!

August 13th: 11am-10pm
August 14th: 12pm-10pm

(Photo Credit: Watermelon Festival)

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I'll see you at the Watermelon Festival!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was offered Media Tickets in order to facilitate this giveaway.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Power Up at Yogurtland This Summer!

This Summer, Nintendo fans can get their GAME ON at Yogurtland!


Nintendo has partnered up with Yogurtland to bring fans Nintendo inspired flavors of frozen yogurt from July 1st to September 8th. Classic characters like Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi and Bowser that star in popular Nintendo 3DS games like Mario Kart 7 and New Super Mario Bros. 2 will be the feature flavors at Yogurtland.


These adventurous new flavors will be available for a limited time only and the release dates are as follows:

July 1st: Mario's Chocolate Gelato & Bowsers Dragon Berry Tart

July 8th: Toad's Rocky Road

July 15th: Yoshi's Honeydew

July 22nd: Goomba's Iced Coffee

July 29th: Princess Peach Tart

August 5th: Donkey Kong Banana Cream

August 12th: Shy Guy's Pineapple Lime Coconut Sorbet

August 19th: Koopa Troopa's Lemon Cupcake

August 26th: Luigi's White Chocolate Pistachio

I made myself a cup of Goomba's Iced Coffee and Yoshi's Honeydew topped with fresh fruits. I can't tell you which flavor I enjoyed more because both were absolutely amazing!


Don't forget to enter the GAME ON! sweepstakes before September 9th for a chance to win a Nintendo Wii U system and one year of FREE yogurt!

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I'll see you at Yogurtland!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was offered a gift card in order to sample the feature flavors and facilitate this review. These are just my two cents!

Friday, July 15, 2016

A Surprise Has Hatched at the Los Angeles Zoo!

Visit Dinosaurs: UNEXTINCT at the L.A. Zoo and welcome the newest additions to the Diabloceratops family!


On July 8th, we were invited to witness what was hatching over at the Los Angeles Zoo and we were so excited to meet the baby dinosaurs. Seven adorable Diabloceratops joined the dinosaur family at Dinosaurs: UNEXTINCT. Three girls and four boys hatched right beside their mother. It was an awesome morning!


These newborns join 17 other life-size animatronic dinosaurs in this spectacular exhibit that takes visitors back in time to a land where Dinosaurs ruled. We had so much fun exploring Dinosaurs: UNEXTINCT and welcoming the baby Diabloceratops. 




We learned about the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex, one of the largest and most powerful dinosaurs from the Cretaceous period 65 million years ago. We also uncovered a Maiasaura fossil, an herbivore, at the Fossil Dig. We were able to get up close to some of the rarest dinosaurs I have ever seen and we can't wait to go back for more!





Be sure to visit the Los Angeles Zoo all Summer long and get your tickets for Dinosaurs: UNEXTINCT. This adventure will only be available until October 31, 2016 and is open daily from 10am-4pm. Admission to this exhibit is $5 per person plus the cost of general zoo admission. 


Don't forget to stop by the gift shop at the end of the exhibit for some rare and exciting souvenirs!


The Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

We'll see you at the L.A. Zoo!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was invited to a Media Day in order to facilitate my review. These are just my two cents!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer Entertaining Done Right!

Do you entertain guests at your home over Summer vacation? I do, and GourmetGiftBaskets.com offers great ideas for entertaining friends at home.

We spend a lot of the Summer out by the pool with our friends and family and every body knows that swimming makes you hungry. One of my favorite things to serve is fruits and nuts. They are a quick and easy snack to enjoy while waiting for lunch. 


GourmetGiftBaskets.com has the perfect Dried Fruit & Nut Platter for your Summer gatherings. With over 2 pounds of premium nuts and exotic dried fruits arranged in a beautiful floral pattern, your guests will love snacking on this impressive platter. 

Whether you're hanging out poolside or staying cool indoors, GourmetGiftBaskets.com has a great variety of gourmet goodies ready to ship!

Happy Summer!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was offered sample product in order to facilitate this review. These are just me two cents!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Introducing UNEEK Shoes for Kids!

Kick off Summer with the perfect shoes!

Are they sneakers? Are they sandals? Guess what...they're both!


UNEEK shoes are sure to be your kid's favorite shoes this Summer. We had the pleasure of checking out the new UNEEK 02 by KEEN footwear and my kids loved them!



UNEEK 02 supports like a sneaker and feels like a sandal. Available in 5 vibrant color combos, these water-repellent shoes are designed with 2-cord construction and will adapt to the natural form of your child's feet for a custom fit. 



They climbed rocks, played in water, ran around and never complained about their feet being hot or uncomfortable. With their easy, slip-on design and variety of fun colors, these Uneek 02 shoes are definitely this Summer's MUST HAVE shoes.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was offered sample product in order to facilitate this review. These are just my two cents! 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Family Jam at the L.A. Zoo!

FAMILY JAM AT THE L.A. ZOO is an after-hours opportunity for families to let their sense of adventure run wild!

(Photo Credit: Jamie Pham)

Saturday, July 9, 2016
6:00-9:00 pm
Theme: “Dinos, Dragons & Dancing.”  

Spotlighting Disney's upcoming theatrical release Pete’s Dragon, this event will feature:

Pete's Dragon Photo Op
Scavenger Hunt
DJ Dance Party
Kids' Karaoke
Crafts
Games
Food Trucks
Up-Close Animal Encounters
Keeper Talks

(Photo Credit: Jamie Pham)

Visitors will start the evening greeted by the life-size prehistoric creatures of Dinosaurs: Unextinct at the L.A. Zoo!

Among the food trucks at Family Jam are:

Kona Ice Truck 
Lobsta Truck
Rice Balls of Fire
The Lobos Truck 
The Grilled Cheese Truck 
Paradise Ice Cream and Austyn's

Family Jam tickets are $25 per adult and $20 per child, or $22 and $17 for GLAZA members. Just visit www.lazoo.org/familyjam.  For additional information, call (323) 644-6001.  Ticket prices include admittance into the Dinosaurs: Unextinct At The L.A. Zoo exhibit.  

*Food and beverages are not included in the ticket price.