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My New Eureka Brushroll Clean with SuctionSeal Vacuum

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check out my new Eureka Brushroll Clean™ with SuctionSeal®! what a difference it is to have a vacuum that lives up to my expectations. a few years ago i splurged and bought myself an expensive lightweight vacuum that was supposed to be as wonderful as it’s slightly heavier competitors (at least that is what the guy in the store told me). i loved my new vacuum…for about a day. after that, i became quite disappointed with it. although i loved that it was only 7 pounds, it didn’t seem to vacuum my thick carpet very well. it NEVER left any vacuum lines. i mean….isn’t that the whole point of vacuuming? to create those nice straight vacuum lines?!  they’re what makes the house feel freshly cleaned…what’s the point of vacuuming if you don’t those lines? (i know, i know. the sole purpose of a vacuum is to suck up dirt) but my new vacuum really sucked…and i am not talking about dirt.

oh happy day! the dirt has lifted and my home now has neat and tidy carpet lines. i’m now the proud owner of a Eureka Brushroll Clean™ with SuctionSeal®!

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any vacuum that has “Brushroll Clean” and “Suction Seal” it its name has to be great, and this vacuum definitely lives up to it’s name. since i got the vacuum 3 weeks ago, i have already fallen in love with it…and i’m not exaggerating. it has helped me tackle hair, dirt and debris in my home that i didn’t even know had accumulated.

not that you want to see my filth, but look at all that hair and dirt it collected from one room in my house. this just after i had vacuumed with my old vacuum cleaner.Best Eureka Vacuum

with it’s Suction Seal® Technology, this vacuum never looses suction. it cleans not only carpets but bare floors too with scatterproof® multi-surface cleaning. it also has a high efficiency allergen filter that reduces dust and allergens.

the main feature that has sets the Eureka Brushroll Clean™ with SuctionSeal® apart from other vacuums is its self-cleaning brush roll technology that saves time and makes cleaning easier. have you ever faced the horror of a tangled brush roll??? I HAVE!

look at my other vacuum’s brush roll. the HORROR!  you have no other choice but to get out the scissors and start cutting away. it’s a dirty job that no one wants.

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thanks to my new Eureka Brushroll Clean™ with SuctionSeal® i can now put away the scissors. it has a self-cleaning brush roll that removes tangles from the brush roll with the touch of a button. it just cuts the tangles away and sucks them up. really.

Eureka Brushroll Technology

there are a number of reasons why i need this feature and there is no way around it…unless i want to shave my head, get rid of my children and kitty cats.
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now i have a nice clean brush roll after every vacuum.

Eureka Vacuum Featurescheck out how this feature works on this demonstration video. i tried to take a video myself, but this one is much clearer.

the Eureka Brushroll Clean™ with SuctionSeal® is a bagless vacuum and comes with cleaning attachments that can be used on furniture and curtains, cracks and crevasses. this is my first experience with using a bagless vacuum, how can i ever go back to bags. this is the easiest way to empty a vacuum, and you can see just when it needs to be emptied.
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my final favorite feature of this vacuum is the extra long 27 foot cord the rewinds with the push of a button for quick and easy storage. i hate winding up the vacuum cord with a passion. automatic cord rewind…yes please!Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Retractable Cord

i would have never thought i could get such a great vacuum for such a great price. at just around $200, thats a whole lot less than most of it’s competitors, and i would compare it to the top brands. i am so happy with my new vacuum that i actually get excited to vacuum the floors. how crazy is that. excuse me while i get back to vacuuming.

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if you are interested in purchasing a Eureka Brushroll Clean™ with SuctionSeal® for your home, you can find them at Walmart stores nationwide.

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Knott’s New Ride Voyage to the Iron Reef

Knott's Berry Farm New Ridei have some exciting news about Knott’s Berry Farm! this past friday, Knott’s opened a new interactive 4-D attraction called, Voyage to the Iron Reef. my boys and i have been anxiously awaiting the opening of this new ride, and we were very excited to finally get to ride it.

Voyage to the Iron Reef

Voyage to the Iron Reef is a totally new experience unlike any other ride at Knott’s. this ride takes guests on an adventure aboard submarine-inspired vehicles through enchanting underwater forests, disorienting ocean current tunnels, mysterious mechanical wreckage and high definition 3-D animation. the boys especially loved the story behind the exciting action packed adventure we took beneath the Knott’s Boardwalk. and you get to wear 3D glasses, so everything jumps out at you!

Knott's Voyage to the Iron Reef 3D RideVoyage to the Iron Reef is located to the left of Johnny Rockets where The Kingdom of the Dinosaurs once was. you might even remember that before The Kingdom of the Dinosaurs, this area was originally the site of the wacky and whimsical Knott’s Bear-y Tales ride (the ride I most loved at Knott’s when I was a little kid). and finishes off the expansion of the Boardwalk Pier and new ride additions, Coast Rider and Surfside Gliders. all the construction has reawakened a mystic lair in the depths below the Boardwalk seas that is filled with creatures who plan to rise up and wreak havoc on Knott’s Berry Farm. while riding Voyage to the Iron Reef we where given the task of saving Knott’s from the mysterious creatures emerging from the Boardwalk seas in a cutting edge media-based battle.

Knott's Voyage to the Iron ReefKnott's Voyage to the Iron Reef Ride Reviewwe loved that this new ride combines the fun of a theme park ride with the interactivity of a high-tech video game, where riders will feel like they have virtually entered an action packed 3-D game. submarines will navigate them on a four-minute adventure through 11 colossal scenes featuring hundreds of sea creatures and other special effects.

Voyage to the Iron Reef RideVoyage to the Iron Reef Ride Reviewaccording to my boys, the best part of the ride was using the freeze rays to aim and blast at ballooning puffer fish, iron clad octopus, and other exciting 3-D creatures. it was a competition between brothers to blast the most sea life and save Knott’s from a watery doom. the exciting thing about this new interactive ride is that it will feature a different experience every time you ride as it reacts to the actions of those onboard. so that means we will need to ride it over and over again to experience all the different effects.

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Knott's Voyage to the Iron Reef 3D Ride Review
at the end of the ride, your score is digitally displayed in the undock area and players can see how they have faired against the villainous sea creatures compared to the other players in their party. we didn’t get very high scores…YET, but when we do, it will be entered in the Iron Reef’s Hall of Fame.Knott's Voyage to the Iron Reef Scores Voyage to the Iron Reef is fun for all ages. i would suggest 5 and up, unless your child get scared easily. the effects are loud and action packed, but not gory. here are the safety requirements in case you were wondering.

Knott's Voyage to the Iron Reef Height Requirements

i hope that you get to experience Voyage to the Iron Reef very soon. we give it two thumbs up!

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CAUSEBOX by sevenly

Causebox by Sevenly

one thing that is important to me is doing acts of service for others. i try to get my family involved, as well. because i know it’s important to many others too, i love sharing ways to give back with my readers. There are so many simple things you can do, some without even leaving your house. CAUSEBOX is a great way to give back and try new products at the same time.

Subscription Boxes that Give Back

the CAUSEBOX is a seasonal selection of socially-conscious products for women. what that means is that all of the products inside are made ethically, and do really awesome things like:

  • give back generously to under-privileged communities.
  • help to provide jobs and sustainable income in underdeveloped areas of the world.
  • raise awareness for different charitable initiatives.
  • empower people, help people, or otherwise make the world a better place.

People Matter

for each purchase of a quarterly CAUSEBOX, 7% is given back to charity. Every box, every quarter. It definitely adds up. You can also choose which charity you would like to contribute to. the first CAUSEBOX raised $3500 for the Jessie Rees Foundation, which is a great local charity that provides joy and hope to children who have been diagnosed with cancer.

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each box has at least a $150 retail value, and costs only $49.95. tt’s filled with really unique items that you can keep for yourself or use as gifts, or both.

Tribe Alive for Sevenly

these Tribe Alive bracelets are handmade by women in Honduras under fair-trade working condition. Each piece contributes to community development and job creation in developing countries. This collaboration between sevenly and Tribe Alive helped provide jobs for 20 women in Honduras!

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this beautiful flat-woven Turkish Towel by Perf is so soft and beautiful. though it looks more like a blanket, it is super absorbent, fast-drying, and easy to roll up and take on the go. Perf gives 15% of profits to help bring clean water and food to children in Haiti.

This is a Good Day Decal by Sevenly CauseBox

the “Today is a Good Day” sevenly exclusive cling is a great way to remind yourself to stay positive, and cherish every day. every time i look at it I think about how blessed we are and how we can help others.

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my box also included a Denik “Be the Change” Journal (shown above), A Half United “Fighting Hunger” Necklace (shown below), Smarty Pants Vitamins, and a Good Spread Peanut Butter and Honey sample packet. Each of the items in the box give back in different ways, so your $49.95 goes a long way.

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Summer subscription ordering ends today, so if you want to try the CAUSEBOX, go to their website and sign up!

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Family Game Night with Tony’s Pizza

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and TONY’S® Pizza, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BigPizzeriaTaste  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstVTony's Pizza Home-baked Pizza

Little League season has taken a toll on our family. last Saturday was our three boys last games, and it was bittersweet. however, i can’t say that i am sad that the season is over. i am done.  we soooooo needed some time to relax and enjoy each others company. with all the baseball games and other activities going on, everyone has been at different places at different times for the past three months. so what did we do? we had a family game night with TONY’S® Pizza!

Tony's Pizza Family Game Night

Family Game Night Apples to Apples

a family game night just screams for pizza, and TONY’S® Pizza had us covered. who doesn’t love a pizza made from real ingredients? Tony’s is a genuine company full of pizza heritage that you can get for a great value. they are bringing back the old classic with their new pizza that is 30% larger than before, you can feed the whole family easily. it is something my whole crew loves. from kids to grandparents (who just happened to knock on the door wondering what i was cooking). they were sure happy to smell freshly baked pizza coming out of the oven.

Family Game Night with Tony's Pizzafor once in a long time, i didn’t have to stress over dinner plans!  i got to sit back, relax, and enjoy my boys and husband over a game of Apples to Apples and Birds, Bugs & Beans. these our our family’s favorite games at the moment.

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my kids love games and having special time as a family. they have as much fun sitting at home playing games and eating pizza as they do going out to fun places. i think everyone needs a little time to relax and have fun without being on the go.Tony's Pizza Family Game Night Ideaswe haven’t had frozen pizza for a very long time, and i was surprised at how good it was. Tony’s Pizza has authentic pizzeria taste, is made with real cheese and has sauce made with Italian-style herbs. it comes in many great flavor combinations such as Bacon Cheeseburger, Half Pep & Half Cheese, Pepperoni, Sausage, Sausage & Pepperoni and Supreme Pizza. and at around $2.25, you can afford to feed your entire family plus the relatives and the neighbors. i found my Tony’s Pizza at Walmart.

Family Game Night Games

the new 30% larger size is also a plus. my boys are growing right before my eyes, and so are there appetites.  one pizza can easily feed 3-4 people. we are a two pizza family over here.

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one thing i like to do with my pizza, is dress it up a bit. some arugula and parmesan shavings mad my pizza garden fresh and even more tasty. i just love arugula. it’s a great way to give the adults a little bit of upscale flavor.Easy Arugula PizzaBest Frozen Pizza
nothing says game night food quite like pizza! let your kids stay up late, invite over the grandparents and cousins, and party with TONY’S® Pizzeria Style pizzas. pull out the games and cook up some pizza that everyone will enjoy.

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Deal Alert!!!! right now you can SAVE $.75 off of any TWO (2) Tony’s Pizza (14.14 oz. or larger) at Walmart (while supplies last). click for the coupon here.

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70 Places to Have Birthday Parties for Kids in Orange County

Best Place to Have Kids Birthday Parties in Orange County

among one of the most asked questions i get from my readers is where to have Birthday Parties for Kids in Orange County. besides the great parks and beaches, Orange County has lots of places that will host your child’s birthday party. the best thing about these places is that they take care of the set-up and clean-up for you, so you can relax and enjoy the party with your child. may of these place offer upgrades or substitutions to fit your needs, and with over 70 choices, there is sure to be a birthday facility that will appeal to your needs.

Museum Birthday Parties in Orange County

Pretend City: Price starts at $375 for 30 guests. Includes: admission, party host, 1-hour private party room, free return ticket for each child, 10% off gift shop. // Irvine

Discovery Science CenterPrice starts at $425 or $375 (members) for 15 guests. Includes: admission, party host, 1-1/2 hour private party zone, pizza and soft drinks, live science demonstration, birthday pin for birthday child. // Santa Ana

Bower’s KidseumPrice starts at $275 for 30 guests. Includes: admission, party host, 2 hour private party zone, choice of table coverings, activities offered to general public, family year-membership for birthday child. Storytelling, face painting and crafts additional cost.  // Santa Ana

La Habra Children’s MuseumPrice starts at $225 for 25 guests. Includes: admission, party host, 1 hour private party room, birthday shirt and button for birthday child, name on birthday throne, 10% of gift shop. // La Habra

Environmental Nature CenterPrice starts at $375 for 30 guests. Includes: see website for different packages for each age group. // Newport Beach

 

Trampoline House Birthday Parties in Orange County

Jump Sky HighPrice starts at $240 mon-thur or $290 fri-sun for 10 guests. Includes: admission for 2 hours, party table for 2 hours, pizza and water, party host, paper goods. // Santa Ana

Get Air Surf CityPrice starts at $250 mon-fri or $299 sat-sun for 10 guests. Includes: jumping for 1-1/4 hours, 45 min. party room, pizza and soda, party host, paper goods, birthday shirt for birthday child. // Huntington Beach

Big AirPrice starts at $239 mon-thur or $269 fri-sun for 10 guests. Includes: jumping for 1 hour, 40 min. party room, pizza and soda, party host, paper goods, birthday gift for birthday child. // Laguna Hills OR Buena Park (Buena Park has $199 grand opening special)

Sky ZonePrice starts at $245 for 10 guests. Includes: jumping for 1 hour, 2 pizzas and soda, party host, paper goods, birthday gift for birthday child. // Anaheim Hills

 

Bounce House Birthday Party Places in Orange County

Jump’n JamminPrice starts at $270 for 15 kids/15 adults. Includes: see website for different packages. // Mission Viejo

Bounce UPrice starts at $189 mon-thur or $259 fri-sun for 10 guests. Includes: admission for 2 hours, private bounce area, party room, pizza and beverages, party host, paper goods and souvenir for birthday child. // Orange

Scooter’s JunglePrice starts at $225 mon-thur or $299 fri-sun for 10 guests. Includes: admission for 2-1/4 hours, private bounce area, party room and more. // Placentia

Scooter’s JunglePrice starts at $309 mon-thur or $399 fri-sun for 10 guests. Includes: admission for 2-1/4 hours, private bounce area, party room and more. // Alisa Viejo

Pump it UpPrice starts at $250 mon-thur or $315 fri-sun for 15 guests. Includes: admission for 2 hours, private bounce area, party room, pizza and beverages, party host, paper goods and souvenir for birthday child. // Anaheim, Irvine, Lake Forest and Huntington Beach

 

Kid’s Play Center Birthday Parties in Orange County

Seascape Kids FunPrice starts at $270 for 20 kids. Includes: see website for different packages. // Anaheim Hills

The Little GymPrice starts at $350 ($325 for members). Includes: instructor, invitations, set-up and clean-up, balloons, birthday shirt for birthday child, lego activities and more. // Tustin OR Huntington Beach

We Play LoudPrice starts at $375 for 40 guests. Includes: admission, 2 hour party room, party host. // Lake Forest

Gymboree Play & LearnPrice (call for pricing for 20 kids). Includes: theme of your choice, exclusive use of the facility for 1 ½ hours, a Gymboree teacher, party supplies (plates, cups, napkins, spoons, candles, balloons), Gymboree party invitations, a special gift for the birthday child, take home gift bags for all guests. // Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Irvine, Alisa Viejo OR San Juan Capistrano.

My GymPrice starts at $385 ($360 for members) for 20 kids. Includes: 2 hours of fun and games, exclusive use of facility, party decorations of balloons and streamers, trained staff running exciting games and special party events, set-up and service of refreshments, 2 party specialists, trained staff who run fun games, dances, and special party activities. // Yorba Linda, Buena Park, Tustin, Newport Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita OR Huntington Beach

Kidz SpotPrice starts at $200 for 10 kids. Includes: 2 hours of party rental, play associate to assist to help set up and clean up, 10 juice boxes, admission for 15 adults, 1 (2-liter) bottle of soda, 1 large (cheese or 1-topping) pizza, birthday sign), birthday child receives a “FREE OPEN PLAY PASS” to come back, rawing for 1 child: to get a “FREE OPEN PLAY PASS” to come back. // La Habra

 

Animal, Aquarium and Zoo Birthday Parties in Orange County

ZoomarsPrice starts at $275 for 10 guests. Includes: admission, pony rides, feed baskets, train rides and party area. // San Juan Capistrano

Santa Ana Zoo: Price starts at $250 or $195 (members) for 25 guests. Includes: admission, train rides and 1-1/2 hour picnic area. // San Juan Capistrano

ExplorOceanPrice starts at $245 or $195 (members) for 30 guests. Includes: admission, party host, 1-1/2 hour private party zone, guided private tour of touch tanks, story time and ocean craft. // Newport Beach

Ocean Institute: Price starts at $10-20 per guest for 10-20 guests. Includes: admission, party instructor, private party room, story time. Ocean craft available for additional cost. // Dana Point

Jurassic Parties at The Reptile ZooPrice starts at $250 for 30 guests. Includes: admission, party room, presentation with 12-15 animals and photo opps. // Fountain Valley

 

Toy Building Birthday Parties in Orange County

RidemakerzPrice starts at $29.99 per guest (min. 5 guests). Includes: dedicated crew member to guide party, one-of-a-kind ride for each guest, surprise customization for birthday child, party favors, birthday photo. // Dowsntown Disney, Anaheim

Build A BearPrice starts at $12 per guest (min. 6 guests). Includes: Bear, add additional cost for accessories. Check website for details. // Downtown Disney, Anaheim or Shops at Mission Viejo

 

Art Birthday Parties in Orange County

Color Me MinePrice starts at $20-23 per guest depending on location (min. 8 guests). Includes: $16 item for each guest (larger piece may be selected if you would like to pay the difference), 1.5 hours of studio party time, instruction and guidance from dedicated staff members, and cleanup, unlimited use of colorful glazes, glazing and firing of pieces. // Brea, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo and Tustin

Timeree Paint PartyPrice starts at $50 per guest (min. $400). Includes: 2 hour Private Painting lesson, downloadable invitation and party area. // Newport Beach

Fired UpPrice starts at $15 per guest. Includes: $12 item for each guest, 2 hours of studio party time, instruction and guidance from dedicated staff members, and cleanup, unlimited use of colorful glazes, glazing and firing of pieces. // San Clemente

Hidden Talents Ceramic StudioPrice starts at $20 per guest. Includes: $14 item for each guest, 2 hours of studio party time, instruction and guidance from dedicated staff members, and cleanup, unlimited use of colorful glazes, glazing and firing of pieces, and balloons. // Huntington Beach

 

Bowling Birthday Parties in Orange County

Concourse Bowling CenterPrices start at $180 (up t0 12 guests). Includes: 1-1/2 hours of bowling, shoe rentals, pizza, soda, tokens, party table.  // Anaheim

Lucky StrikePrice (call for princes). Includes: 2 hours of bowling, shoe rentals, unlimited soft drinks. additional options available including family-style food, party favors and invitations  // Anaheim

Tustin LanesPrices start at $17 per person (add-ons available). Includes: 1 hour of bowling, 1 hour of table time, party hostess, a real souvenir bowling pin for birthday person, balloons, utensils, 8 arcade tokens per person, pizza (2 slices per person), soft drink (1 cup per person) and shoe rental.  // Tustin

Saddleback LanesPrices start at $50 per lane of 5 people. Includes: 1 and 50 minutes of bowling and shoe rental. Additional add-ons available. // Mission Viejo

Bowlmor LanesPrices (call for pricing). Includes: unlimited bowling, shoe rental, soda and juice, custom cake, signed bowling pin for birthday child and printed invitations. // Anaheim Downtown Disney OR Tustin

 

Amusement Park and Golfing Birthday Parties in Orange County

Adventure CityPrice starts at $21.95 per person. Includes: unlimited ride pass, petting zoo, pizza, soda, birthday train rides, souvenir for birthday child, party room, birthday host and more. // Buena Park

Camelot GolflandPrice starts at $134.50 for 10 guests. Includes: choice of golf, watersides, laser tag, tokens, pizza and place settings. Add-ons available. // Anaheim

Boomers: Price starts at $149.99 for 10 guests. Includes: pizza, game pass, golfing or choice of attraction and more. A-la-carte additions available. // Irvine OR Fountain Valley

Dave & BustersPrice starts at $17.99 for 10 guests. Includes: choice of 2 family-style entrees, french Fries and Unlimited soda, $10 Power Card (52.8 chips) per guest, birthday child will receive 300 tickets loaded on to the individual birthday card. // Orange OR Irvine

ESPN ZonePrices variesIncludes: restaurant and games available. // Anaheim Downtown Disney

 

Skateboard Park Birthday Parties in Orange County

Vans Skate ParkCall for pricing and details. // Orange

Etnies Skate ParkPrice starts at $250 for 10 guests. Includes: birthday cake, drinks, pizza, choice of music during party, decorations, personalized birthday announcement during party, in-party skateboard contest, table reservation, party host, and a thirty minute group lesson or demonstration, and a filming pass for parents to film the party action inside the Skatepark. // Lake Forest

 

Train Birthday Parties in Orange County

Irvine Park RailroadPricing is a-la-carte per guest (min. 8 guests). Options include: train tickets, pony tickets, meal tickets, bounce house, balloons, etc. // Orange

Orange County Model Engineers Train PartyPrice starts at $200 donation. Includes a special birthday party miniature train and train rides. Check website and call for more information. // Orange

 

Rock Climbing Birthday Parties in Orange County

FuntopiaPrice starts at $26 per guest (min. 8 guests). Includes: 1 hour climbing, 1 hour party room. // Santa Ana

Rock City ClimbingPrice starts at $15 per guest (min. $300). Includes: 2 hour climbing, harness rental and party room. // Anaheim

RockreationPrice starts at $25 per guest (min. $100). Includes: 2 hour climbing, harness rental, party games and party room. // Costa Mesa

 

Roller Skating and Ice Skating Birthday Parties in Orange County

Holiday SkatePrice starts at $150 for 12 guests. Includes: admission, regular skate rental for each skater, reserved table for 1 hour, pitcher of soda, ice cream cups, 12 place settings, Balloons, 2 free skating passes for honoree. // Orange

Fountain Valley Skate CenterPrice starts at $13 per guest. Includes: admission, regular skate rental for each skater, soda, ice cream, birthday announcement, balloons, paper goods, 1 month of skating lessons for honoree. // Fountain Valley

The Rinks Anaheim IcePrice starts at $144.95 for 10 guests. Includes: admission to a public skating session, rental of figure or hockey skates, customized ice cream cake, assorted soft drinks. // Anaheim

The Rinks Yorba Linda IcePrice starts at $175 for 12 guests. Includes: 1-1/2 hour admission, regular skate rental for each skater, decorated party room, soda, cocoa, 15 minute group lesson, party host, special gift for each guest. // Yorba Linda

Aliso Viejo Ice PalacePrice starts at $180 for 10 guests. Includes: admission, regular skate rental for each skater, decorated party room, soda, cocoa, 12 place settings, party host, special gift for honoree. // Aliso Viejo

 

Fashion Birthday Parties in Orange County

Fashion Camp OCPrice starts at $275 + $18 per guest. Includes: use of fashion studio, party host with fashion instruction, digital invitation and fashion show. Additional options available for sewing. // Tustin OR Mission Viejo

Anna & Elsa’s BoutiquePrice starts at $36 per guest. Includes: Frozen makeover, hair and makeup. Optional additions available. // Anaheim Downtown Disney

 

Laser Tag Birthday Parties in Orange County

Camelot GolflandPrice starts at $134.50 for 10 guests. Includes: choice of golf, watersides, laser tag, tokens, pizza and place settings. Add-ons available. // Anaheim

BoomersPrice starts at $149.99 for 10 guests. Includes: pizza, game pass, golfing or choice of attraction and more. A-la-carte additions available. // Irvine OR Fountain Valley

LaserquestPrice starts at $149.99 for 10 guests. Includes: pizza, game pass, golfing or choice of attraction and more. A-la-carte additions available. // Irvine OR Fountain Valley

Tustin LanesPrices start at $17 per person (add-ons available). Includes: 1 hour of laser tag, 1 hour of table time, party hostess, a real souvenir bowling pin for birthday person, balloons, utensils, 8 arcade tokens per person, pizza (2 slices per person), soft drink (1 cup per person) and shoe rental.  // Tustin

 

Fun Food Restaurant Birthday Party Places in Orange County

Powell’s Sweet ShoppePrice starts at $299 for 8 guests. Includes: 2 hours party room, includes 8 guests, freshly spun cotton candy, life-size Powell’s Palace Game (prizes included), old-fashioned sodas of guests’ choice, in-store scavenger hunt (with goody bag), hand scooped Gelato for the whole party, choice of one candy activity. // Laguna Niguel

Farrell’s Ice Cream ParlourPrice starts at $14.99 per guest. Includes: party table for 90 minutes, autograph table runner for guests to sign, party game at the table, 2 slices of cheese pizza OR 2 chicken strips & fries, unlimited soft drinks, Farrell’s famous clown sundae, special gift for the birthday honoree. // Buena Park, Brea, Mission Viejo

Medieval TimesPrice starts at $36.95 per child and $61.95 per adult + $7 per person for birthday extras. Includes: dinner and show, birthday announcement during the show, group photo, slice of cake, frozen strawberry slushie in a souvenir castle cup, cheering banner. // Buena Park

Pirates Dinner AdventuresPrice starts at $30 per child and $38 per adult (add-ons available). Includes: dinner, show, birthday announcement, fees and gratuity. // Buena Park

John’s Incredible Pizza CompanyPrice starts at $14.99 per guest. Includes: private room & party host, all you can eat buffet, unlimited beverages, balloons, games & music, use of TV & DVD player, gift for birthday child, personalized Centerpiece, Fun World credits, redemption tickets, rides. // Buena Park

Chuck E. Cheese’sPrice starts at $12.99 per guest. Includes: pizza, tokens, soda, paper goods and more. A-la-carte items available. // Check website for locations across Orange County

Goofy’s KitchenPrices range from $30 – $59.99 per guest. Includes: meal and character entertainment. // Anaheim Downtown Disney

Tea & Teacups: Price starts at $10.95 per child. Includes: pot of tea, lemonade, milk, assortment of children’s Sandwiches, chicken nuggets, fruit garnish, mini scone and dessert. Princess or Pirate add-ons available. // Yorba Linda

Casey’s CupcakesPrice starts at $14 per child. Includes: see website for packages. //Irvine, Newport Beach or Huntington Beach

Beverly’s Best BakeryPrice starts at $32 per guest (min. 10 guests). Includes: hands-on decorating of cupcakes or sugar cookies with icings and toppings, tea service and beverages, specialty cake for the guest-of-honor. // Yorba Linda

Perfect Circle CupcakeryPrice starts at $21.99 per guest (min. 8 guests). Includes: four cupcakes per guest to frost, decorate and share, beverage of your choice with full service from our staff for the duration the event. a unique, hand crafted apron for the guest of honor. // Old Town Orange

Sensitive Sweets (Allergy friendy-sweets): Price starts at $12 per guest (max. 12 guests). Includes: Each guest gets 2 cupcakes, one to eat and one to take home, sprinkles, toppings, and a cupcake box. 60 minute session. // Fountain Valley

Wonderland BakeryPrice starts at $30 per guest. Includes: 60 minute party, fully staffed, printable invitations, cookie decorating: 2 themed sugar cookies per guest, fun game or craft, enchanting cupcakes, wonderlicious water, Present Courier, Wonderland gift bag with sweet favor for all guests, Wonderland T-shirt for Guest of Honor. // Laguna Niguel

Tspoons Cooking PartyPrice starts at $435 for 10 guests. Includes: Party Set-up / Clean-up, 3 course customized menu – Appetizer, Entrée, Dessert, 1½ hours hands-on culinary instruction and food preparation, 1 hour dining party, All food items, materials and refreshments, Take home recipe cards and one dozen balloons. // San Juan Capistrano

 

Please Note: each of these facilities has different rules and regulations regarding food, drinks, decorations, etc. please read descriptions and contract carefully when planning your party.

Orange County Welcomes Miguel’s Jr. Mexican Food Restaurants

Miguels Fresh Mexican Food Tustin Orange Countyfor over 40 years, Miguel’s Jr. has been serving homestyle Mexican food to the people of SoCal. until recently, all of their restaurants have been located in Corona and the Inland Empire. but i am pleased to announce that the now have three restaurants in Orange County. you can now find Miguel’s Jr. in Costa Mesa, Orange and grand opening in Tustin at the Tustin Market Place today!!!!

Miguel’s Jr. Mexican food is fresh, never frozen and tastes of authentic homestyle flavor. you can dine-in or take the drive-thru for fast food…that is definitely not fast food. my husband has been raving about Miguel’s for years. him and his work buddies eat their frequently for lunch, but i have never had the opportunity to eat their food. but last Friday, i finally got to try it at Miguel’s Jr. Tustin Marketplace restaurant preview. i am sure glad i did, and i think i have a new favorite place to eat.Orange County Best Authentic Mexican Food Miguelsthe legend of Miguel’s began in 1973 when Mike and Mary Vasquez took over an existing restaurant in Corona, California and renamed it “Miguel’s” in honor of Mike’s grandfather. over the next 2 years, business improved and they decided to lease a fast food restaurant just 2 miles down the road and named it “Miguel’s Jr. this became an instant favorite with locals and travelers along interstate 91 between Orange County and the Inland Empire.

what makes Miguel’s unique is their passion for fresh food from family recipes inspired by Mary’s childhood in Central Mexico and their friends. they strive to deliver the freshest, best tasting California Mexican food each and every day. today there are 3 full service Miguel’s Restaurants and more than 13 Miguel’s Jr. fast food restaurants throughout the Inland Empire and Orange County.

here is the owner, Mary, who started it all. you can see a picture of the very first Miguel’s restaurant behind her. she should be very proud. the restaurant has a true family feel and i love supporting family owed businesses.

Miguels First Mexican Restaurant CoronaMiguels Fresh Mexican Food Original Corona Restuarant

now onto the food! Miguel’s food is made fresh to order. check out the cooks…you can tell they love their jobs and work hard to make fresh authentic Mexican food.Miguels Restaurant Fresh Mexican Food Orange Countyeven the bean and rice are made fresh daily.Miguels Fresh Mexican Food Orange County

some of the local favorites at Miguel’s include the chicken tacos, the bean, rice and cheese burritos, and the garbage burritos. and may i add that the chile relleno burrito (with added potato) is fabulous. i asked the cooks what their favorite was, and that’s what they recommended. they were right…so yummy!

Miguels Fresh Mexican Food Tacos

my husband goes for a wet burrito…Miguels Fresh Mexican Food Wet Burritoor the carne asada burrito with potato. you can add potatoes to any of the menu items.Miguels Potato Carne Asada Burrito Orange County

there are also many other favorites, including the rolled tacos and taco salad.Miguels Restaurant Taquitos Orange CountyMiguels Potato Carne Asada Salad Orange Countyand don’t forget the fresh stuff. dress your food with fresh, homemade hot sauce and other fresh produce.Miguels Restaurant Fresh Salsa BarOC Miguels Restaurant Fresh Salsa Bar

i am thrilled that i got to be among one of the first persons to eat in Miguel’s Jr.’s new Tustin Marketplace location. it will most definitely become one of Orange County’s go to Mexican food places. especially because you can get the food fast…without the taste and quality of fast food.

Orange County Best Mexican Food Miguels

we are so excited that Mary and her family has brought Miguel’s Jr. to the OC. be sure to check it out when you can. the Tustin Marketplace location is now open….so go and get some yummy food.
Best Mexican Food Miguels

 

ANNIE the Musical has come to Orange County

Annie the Musical Issie Swickle Annie   LYNN ANDREWS Miss Hannigan   GILGAMESH TAGGETT Oliver Warbucks   ASHLEY EDLER Grace Farrell   GARRETT DEAGON Rooster Hannigan   LUCY WERNER Lily   Allan Ray Baker FDR   AMY BURGMAIER Mrs. Pugh, Ensemble, u/s Miss Hannigan   CAMERON MITCHELL BELL Bert, Ensemble   ANGELINA CARBALLO July, u/s Molly   JOHN CORMIER Ickes, Ensemble, u/s Rooster Hannigan   BRIAN COWING Bundles, Ensemble, u/s FDR   Adia Dant Pepper, u/s Annie   TODD FENSTERMAKER Drake, Ensemble, u/s Warbucks, FDR   CHLOE HORNER Swing   LILLYBEA IRELAND Tessie   EVAN MAYER Swing   JAKE MILLS Ensemble, u/s Bert   MEGHAN SEAMAN Ensemble, u/s Lily   HANNAH SLABAUGH Star to Be, Ensemble   SYDNEY SHUCK Kate   LILY EMILIA SMITH Ensemble, u/s Grace Farrell   LILLY MAE STEWART Molly   CHLOE TISO Swing   ISABEL WALLACH Duffy   Sunny Sandy   MACY u/s Sandy - See more at: http://anniethemusical.com/team.php#sthash.16bjwTB8.dpuf

Leapin’ Lizards! the national Broadway tour of ANNIE has come to play at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts this May 13 – 24, 2015. the world’s best-loved musical has returned in time-honored form. directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original.

ANNIE has always been one of my favorite Broadway shows. i remember the singing songs when i was growing up such as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

i had the opportunity to take my nieces to so ANNIE on opening night. it was their first time seeing a Broadway show and they were very excited. they sang me the ANNIE songs they had memorized on our way to the theater. it was so cute!

Annie the Musical Segerstrom Orange Countythe show is great. it definitely lived up to the expectations i had for ANNIE. i enjoyed everything about the show; the music, sets and costumes.

Annie the Musical Issie Swickle Annie   LYNN ANDREWS Miss Hannigan   GILGAMESH TAGGETT Oliver Warbucks   ASHLEY EDLER Grace Farrell   GARRETT DEAGON Rooster Hannigan   LUCY WERNER Lily   Allan Ray Baker FDR   AMY BURGMAIER Mrs. Pugh, Ensemble, u/s Miss Hannigan   CAMERON MITCHELL BELL Bert, Ensemble   ANGELINA CARBALLO July, u/s Molly   JOHN CORMIER Ickes, Ensemble, u/s Rooster Hannigan   BRIAN COWING Bundles, Ensemble, u/s FDR   Adia Dant Pepper, u/s Annie   TODD FENSTERMAKER Drake, Ensemble, u/s Warbucks, FDR   CHLOE HORNER Swing   LILLYBEA IRELAND Tessie   EVAN MAYER Swing   JAKE MILLS Ensemble, u/s Bert   MEGHAN SEAMAN Ensemble, u/s Lily   HANNAH SLABAUGH Star to Be, Ensemble   SYDNEY SHUCK Kate   LILY EMILIA SMITH Ensemble, u/s Grace Farrell   LILLY MAE STEWART Molly   CHLOE TISO Swing   ISABEL WALLACH Duffy   Sunny Sandy   MACY u/s Sandy - See more at: http://anniethemusical.com/team.php#sthash.16bjwTB8.dpuf

and the cast was amazing! in the title role of Annie is Issie Swickle, a nine-year-old actress from Davie, Florida making her tour debut. Gilgamesh Taggett stars as Oliver Warbucks. In the role of Miss Hannigan is Lynn Andrews. also starring in the tour are Ashley Edler as Grace, Garrett Deagon as Rooster, Lucy Werner as Lily St. Regis and Jeffrey B. Duncan as Franklin D. Roosevelt. Sunny, a four-year-old rescue terrier mix, stars as Sandy. the Orphans are playing by Angelina Carballo (July), Adia Dant (Pepper), LillyBea Ireland (Tessie), Sydney Shuck (Kate), Lilly Mae Stewart (Molly) and Isabel Wallach (Duffy). if you want to see the darling video of how they chose this particular cast of ANNIE, check out the video here.

OC Annie Broadway Musical_Ms. Hanniganduring intermission, or before or after the show, take advantage of the interactive activities available in the lobby. take your picture with the ANNIE sign….Annie the Musical at the Segerstromadd your ray of sunshine to the sun….Broadway Annie at the Segerstrom
decode a special secret message about the show….

Annie the Musical at the Segerstrom Orange County

and read Little Orphan Annie comics.Annie the Musical at the Segerstrom OC

the show is great for all ages, especially ANNIE lovers. it make a great first Broadway experience for little theater lovers. they will be sure to leave the theater singing TOMORROW!

Family Day at Segerstrom Center for the Arts! on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the 1:00 and 7:30pm shows, the Segerstrom is having a special family day. kids can see ANNIE for FREE. receive one free kids ticket with the purchase of one full-priced adult ticket by using promo code: FAMILY. plus, there will be free activities for your family to enjoy together starting 90 minutes before curtain!

to buy tickets to any of the shows, please visit the SCFTA website.

Annie the Musical on Broadway

 

Win a Trip to Barcelona with Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood!

Hard Rock Cafe Southern California Family Dining

i am so excited to partner with one of my favorite Hollywood restaurants Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood. i have written about the fun our family has had dining at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood before, and now i have some exciting new news!

Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood is sending a lucky fan and a guest to Barcelona to attend Hard Rock Rising Barcelona Global Music Festival! i have always wanted to go to Barcelona….so this is really exciting.

the prize includes round trip economy airfare for two to Barcelona, Spain from LAX airport in Los Angeles, CA, a four night hotel stay for two at Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona on July 23, 2015 through July 26, 2015, two general admission tickets to Hard Rock Rising Barcelona, two tickets to a guided city tour of Barcelona, and a $200 Visa gift card to be used toward airport transportation and spending money. a prize package valued at over $4,999.

About the Hard Rock Rising Barcelona Global Music Festival

The Hard Rock Rising Barcelona Global Music Festival will showcase this dynamic lineup of incredible musical talent at the first-ever Hard Rock Rising Barcelona global music festival. it is the perfect way to bring legendary rock stars and emerging artists together on Hard Rock’s global stage. the festival will feature 16 hours of live music across two full days and an unforgettable site which embraces the magic of Barcelona’s beach-front venue.

Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona Contest

the Hard Rock Rising Barcelona Lineup will include Multi GRAMMY® and BRIT award winning American Rock band, Kings of Leon who will perform songs from their six multi-platinum albums. this will be their first show in Barcelona since 2008. also performing will be Columbian musician superstar, Juanes, rock legend and multi-award winning singer/songwriter, Lenny Kravitz, Swedish club DJ and global artist, Avicii, former member of the electronic supergroup Swedish House Mafia, Steve Angello, will all be part of the star-studded lineup at Hard Rock Rising Barcelona. Additionally, Hard Rock Rising Barcelona will feature an exciting lineup of international talent including Spanish rock-alternative band, Vetusta Morla. you better get your passports ready!

pre-sale tickets for Hard Rock Rising Barcelona will only be available on March 23 to 24th. tickets for the general public will be available starting March25. click here for additional talent announcements, ticket information and event details.

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How Enter the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood Win a Trip to Barcelona Contest

the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood “Win a Trip to Barcelona” contest runs May 2nd, 2015 and ends May 13, 2015 at 8:59 p.m. PST. during this promotion time…

visit the Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood locations located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard or Universal CityWalk and post a picture of yourself inside the cafe or post an image with Hard Rock merchandise on your personal Instagram account tagging the @HardRockLA account and using the hashtag #SendMeToBarcelona. entries must include the Instagram handle and hashtag to be eligible to win.

OR

send a self addressed stamped postcard to the following address during the promotion period: Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd, Hard Rock Rising Barcelona Trip Giveaway, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 105, Hollywood, CA 90028 and such postcard must contain your contact email for prize notification purposes.

limit one (1) entry per person, per social media account; up to two (2) total entries are eligible per person, one (1) via Instagram and one (1) via postcard. posting multiple images on any individual platform does not increase the odds of winning. the individual who owns the associated social media account the entry is posted from is considered the official entrant, regardless of any additional individuals who may appear in the image. click here for official rules and conditions.

Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona Trip Contest