Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Vacation at Home with Cariloha Bedding!

Vacations are always wonderful, but let's be honest...it feels great to come home and sleep in your own bed. Cariloha has figured out how to give me that resort bedding feel in the comfort of my own home. We have a Cal King bed and I always have a hard time finding the perfect sheets. I end up with loose corners and a lot of shifting. It's also hard to find breathable sheets that don't get too hot when all of our kids climb into our bed. Cariloha sheets are made with 100% Viscose from Bamboo which are woven into silky soft fabric that is twice as soft as cotton. 

I had the pleasure of sleeping on the Cariloha Resort Bamboo Bed Sheets in Caribbean Mint and I am actually writing this post in bed because I refuse to crawl out from these super soft and cool sheets. They are so luxurious that I feel like I am on vacation in my own bedroom! 

Cariloha's Resort Collection are the best sheets I have ever slept on. My kids are fighting over sleeping in our bed! These sheets are softer than Egyptian cotton and fit mattresses that are 18" deep. The best feature, hands down, is the thermal regulating which keeps you cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter. That makes sleeping a breeze on hot Valley nights.

Visit http://www.cariloha.com and start your vacation now!

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

Thursday, August 13, 2015

FabKids.com: Back to School Ready!

I can't believe it's already THAT time of year! My kids are going Back to School in less than 2 weeks and even though I am not ready for them to start back up with their crazy schedules, I am ready for back to school shopping. FabKids.com is offering their best and biggest collection for Back to School! 

This month, VIP Members can shop amazing school deals that are all under $20:
  • Dresses from $15
  • Girls tops & Tees from $10
  • Leggings 3 for $19
  • Tutus from $8
  • Sneakers from $19
  • Boys tops & Tees from $6

Mya is ready to shine like a star in her new outfit from FabKids.com. The Stripe Star Student outfit includes this adorable StarGaze Hi-Low Dress with Fab Striped Leggings that are made with soft cotton.

For a girl that loves animal prints, these Sequin High Top Sneakers in Pink Zebra Print are just perfect for showing off her wild style!

How VIP Membership Works
Get a personalized FabShop on the 1st of every month.
Receive new styles handpicked just for your kid by our style team each month.
Visit your FabShop by the 5th of the month.
Check out your new outfits by the 5th of the month. Every FabKids outfit starts at just $29.95. If you are not ready to make a purchase, simply log into your account and 'Skip The Month' by the 5th and your credit card will not be charged. Skip as many months as you'd like. If you do not take an action between the 1st and the 5th of the month, your credit card will be charged, until you cancel, $29.95 for a member credit on the 6th. Each credit can be redeemed toward 1 FabKids outfit.
Cancel any time.
You may cancel your VIP membership at any time by calling 1-855-FAB-KIDS.

Back to School never looked THIS good!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I received an August outfit in order to facilitate my review. These are just my two cents!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Beat the Heat at Discovery Cube Los Angeles & Hansen Dam!

With the Summer slowly coming to an end and my kids getting ready to return to school, we decided to spend an entire day exploring Discovery Cube LA and the neighboring Hansen Dam activities.

First up, all of the amazing exhibits at Discovery Cube LA! As soon as we arrived the kids ran straight for the Santa Ana Winds exhibit to cool off while enduring winds clocked in at over 70 mph.

Now, that they were successfully cooled off, it was time to challenge each other in the Discovery Market and earn the title of Super Shopper! They always have so much fun in the Discovery Market. Grab a shopping cart and select the type of challenge you want to take on. Then you're off to shop with a digital shopping list that is also a fun and educational game. 

Parker can't get enough of the Animal Grossology exhibit located upstairs and since it's only here in LA until September 7th, we just had to revisit his favorite area of the museum. The Grossology Zoo is loaded with fun little factoids and a interactive penguin that likes to discuss dookie.

For more on our adventures at Discovery Cube Los Angeles, visit A Summer of Discovery at Discovery Cube LA!

It was time to take our party outside and cool off in the water at the Hansen Dam Aquatics Center. The kids couldn't wait! We have heard so many great things about the swimming lake from our friends and we were so excited to finally check it out for ourselves.

The Hansen Dam Aquatic Center offers a huge 1.5 acre swimming lake with 50 public restrooms, 20 dressing rooms, 25 showers and several picnic areas. That's not all! The swimming lake also has 2 awesome water slides for families to enjoy. Don't forget to bring your beach toys because the entire swimming lake is surrounded by sand. 


July 05-September 06                     11AM to 6PM
Labor Day                                        11AM to 6PM
September 12-September 27          11AM to 6PM


ADULTS (18 - 64) $3.50 
CHILDREN (17 & Under) $1.00 
SENIORS (65 & Up) $1.00
Persons with Disabilities $1.00 
Canopy Half-Day (4 hrs) $18 
Canopy Full-Day $25 
Canopy Half-Day (4 hrs) w/ Furniture $30 
Canopy Full-Day w/ Furniture $40

For more info on the Hansen Dam and all of the fun family activities that are offered, click here!

Disclosure: As a Discovery Cube Mom Ambassador, I was compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions remain my own. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Westfield Family: Gaming Event at Microsoft Store!

Come out and join me at the Microsoft Store located on the second floor of Westfield Topanga for an awesome FREE event this Saturday!

Be sure to print the flyer above and bring it with you for a very special FREE GIFT!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Lakes: Movies in the Park!

The Lakes at Thousand Oaks will be hosting two summer movie nights in the park. Grass seating is available and limited blankets will be provided. Free admission.

Enjoy dinner and a movie! Hot dog and root beer combo $4.99 special available at Lassens. Moviegoers may also enjoy $1 off all Lassens juice bar drinks and smoothies.

Saturday, August 8 – Toy Story
Saturday, August 22 – The Neverending Story

The Lawn at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks
2200 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

*A limited supply of blankets will be provided, but I recommend bringing your own blankets and picnic supplies.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Westfield Family: Zingy Dog Valet at Westfield Topanga!


Zingy is a new dog walking app that has partnered with Westfield Corporation to bring dog valet stands to Westfield shopping centers throughout Los Angeles. Beginning with Westfield Topanga, Zingy's plan is to rollout permanent DASH Stands at all Southern California Westfield Shopping Centers, expanding to a national footprint next year.

To book a walk from a DASH Stand, shoppers simply download the free Zingy app, available in both the iTunes and Google Play app stores, enter their dog's information, and visit the DASH location for drop-off to a trained, trusted and educated walker for a 15, 30, 45 or 60-minute walk. Walks start from just $10, and once complete, owners can pick up their furry friend from the DASH Stand. Walks continue until the owner returns, so if lunch runs late, pets will remain in safe and loving hands with Zingy.

During a Zingy dog walk, owners receive real-time notifications, can monitor the walk live, and receive a care note and photo at the end. Pet owners can also take the service with them and book an on-demand dog walk from anywhere, at anytime. Visit http://www.ZingyPet.com for more information.

If you frequent Westfield Topanga, the DASH stand is located downstairs next to the Auto Spa and Valet services!

Friday, July 31, 2015

DreamWorks Turbo FAST on Netflix!

Today is the DAY!

Turbo and his crew take Turbotown by storm in the all-new season of DREAMWORKS TURBO FASTpremiering 
exclusively on Netflix! The world’s coolest snails take a turn off the track and set off on a wild ride filled with hilarious hijinks at every turn.  You’ll laugh out loud when they launch into outer space, battle an apocalyptic robot, clash with a ninja stinkbug and escape a booby-trapped treasure hunt! 

Check out this clip of Dying in Space: The Musical

You know I'm all about taking things to the next level! Download a bunch of fun activity sheets for your kids to enjoy while streaming by clicking on the image below.