How we’ve come to Trust Bay Alarm Medical

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bay Alarm Medical. All opinions are 100% mine.

It’s been almost two years since we set grandma up with one of the Bay Alarm Medical Alert Systems, and she couldn’t be happier! When we first set up her Bay Alarm medical alert system, we immediately felt a sigh of relief knowing that grandma now had a tool to help her if she had a medical emergency. She wasn’t sure at first she wanted the system, but now she tells us all the time how much comfort she has knowing she can get help if needed.

After we had our system for a few months, we also decided that since grandma is still very mobile and drives a car, that adding GPS would be a good idea. This is the Bay Alarm Medical on-the-go system, which she can take along with her.

Adding GPS to Our Bay Alarm Medical Alert System

You can read all about when we added GPS to our Bay Alarm medical alert system here. This is just a small hand-held device that can be put in your pocket or into a purse. It would come in handy if grandma is in an accident away from home such as on a walk or in the parking lot, or driving. 

This here is an older model of the mobile GPS, but Bay Alarm Medical has a new model of the mobile GPS. Aside from the new look, it has similar functionality and as a result, comes in handy if grandma has an accident if she is away from home on a walk. We are just in the process of upgrading my grandma’s mobile GPS now!

It’s been nice to have the GPS option because the in-home system is not meant to work outside.

Thinking About Getting Bay Alarm Medical Alert System?

If you are thinking about getting a Bay Alarm Medical Alert System, I highly recommend that you take the plunge. Getting one will give you the piece of mind that your loved one can call for help when necessary. PLUS, setting the Bay Alarm Medical Alert System is very EASY!

When ordering, an agent will help you through the process to get a custom tailored solution for you an aging parent or loved one. You can choose from different packages right over the phone or online that include the services you need. You can get just the in home package, and/or add the in car  package, 360º Protection, and Auto-Fall protection. You can also order additional accessories such as extra help buttons to place around your home.

The Bay Alarm Medical comes delivered in the mail, and is practically already set up. All you do is plug it into the wall via phone jack and power cord. Your information is already registered from when you ordered. It can also easily be changed with a quick phone call.

You also get a Vial of Life. This can speak for you when you can’t speak for yourself. It allows Bay Alarm customers to have their complete medical information ready in their home for EMS to reference during an emergency.

We followed the easy steps to place help buttons around grandmas house, at the correct levels recommended. These buttons are just an extra insurance that she is able to connect with a medical emergency crew.

Now, I can’t imagine my grandma not having the Bay Alarm Medical system. I would worry night and day that she is okay. Having her live alone can make us worry, but she is still not ready to not live at her home. She is still independent and needs that freedom. At the same time, if she were to have a fall or medical emergency…there is no one there to help her. That where Bay Alarm Medical comes into play. As soon as she presses the button, emergency services are alerted and so are her children.

Bay Alarm Medical alert system has been tried and true with our family. I wouldn’t have shared it on my blog three times if it wasn’t. After hearing so many stories of friend loved ones not being able to get the help they needed, I knew that we needed a system just like this one. We love our grandma so much. We just want her to have the best.

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Bubblefest is Back at Discovery Cube OC

Bubblefest at Discovery Cube OC is back for the 2019 season! It’s the perfect spring break activity to entertain the kiddies. It’s and additional cost to the admission price, or to your annual passes…but it is worth it.

Going to Bubblefest has been a spring break tradition of ours for many many years. it’s fun for the entire family – even the adults! The Mega Bubblefest Laser Show with the famous Deni Yang and his sister Melody is the premiere part of Bubblefest, so make sure that you don’t miss it when you come to Bubblefest.

Located in the front of Discovery Cube, the is an area to make ginormous bubbles. There are bubble wand and bubble solution to help you create the biggest bubbles around!

The Bubblefest Laser Show takes place on the second level of Discovery Cube in the theater. There is stadium seating, and a large area near the stage for kids to sit and enjoy the show up close. Luckily, all the seat are great, so you can enjoy the show wherever you sit.

Highlights from the Bubblefest Show at Discovery Cube

These are some of my favorite moments from the show! Since Dani is mobile now, I had to focus on making sure she didn’t run up on stage this year, so I wasn’t able to take as many photos as i usually do.

The Mega Bubble Laser Show was AMAZING!!!

After the Mega Bubblefest Laser show, we spent a good hour exploring the rest of the Bubblefest exhibit before we headed up to the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show. There is bubble art, a bubble experiment lab, bubble tables, bubble inflatables, bubble experiments, an area for toddlers, and lot more bubble stations to make your own bubbles.

Hands On Activities for Kids at Bubblefest

One of my kids most favorite activity was the Bubble Rollers! You get inside inflated plastic bubbles and roll over the water in a shallow pool. the line get long, so i would suggest getting there early and doing these first thing. it was hilarious watching the kids try to stand up in the balls. The lines get very long for this, so try to get there when it opens and go straight to the bubble rollers. Or have one adult wait in line while the kids explore the Bubblefest area.

There is an inflatable obstacle course that is great for older kids.

Dani LOVED bubble art!

The is a bubble lab with a bubble scientist.

And there is even a Toddler Bubble Zone for younger kids!

So. Much. Fun. Bubblefest 2019 didn’t disappoint and the kids had a blast. I am very glad that we were able to start our spring break off with this amazing exhibit at Discovery Cube OC.  Bubblefest ROCKS!!!!

{Disclosure: we were invited guests of Discovery Cube. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own}

5 Ways to Celebrate Cats the Musical has Come to Orange County

 

One of the biggest hits in musical theatrical history, CATS has come to Orange County for ONE WEEK ONLY!!!!  Starting April 9, 2019 through the 14, 2019, you can head over to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and see this beloved show. Can you believe the original Broadway production opened in 1982 at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre?!!!  It ran for an impressive 7,485 performances and 18 years. But even though it had a super long run, I have yet to see this musical. I have been wanting to see it since I was in grade school when I learned to play “Memory” on the piano. So you know that I am definitely going to the Segerstrom to see it.

If you didn’t know already, our family loves cats! We only have two – Phineas and Ferb, but if I let the boys have their way, we would have a dozen.

 

 

 

It’s fun sharing cat memes and buying cat trinkets for the boys since they love them so much, that is what I was so excited to find out that we would finally get to see the musical CATS. I have been wanting to share this experience with them for years and we are finally going!

Since we are so excited that CATS has finally come to the OC that we have found 5 ways to celebrate.

#1 See CATS the musical at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts

You won’t want to miss CATS the musical. Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the record-breaking musical spectacular has captivated audiences in more than 30 countries in 15 languages, and is soon to be on tour across North America!

This tour of CATS features new sound design, direction and choreography for a new generation. It’s only in Orange County for ONE WEEK, so don’t procrastinate.

Tickets start at $29 and are available for purchase at SCFTA.org, by calling (714) 556-2787 and at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. The 2:00 p.m. performance on Saturday, April 13, 2019 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. Experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life, or let it thrill you all over again!

#2 Head over to your local Animal Shelter

There are a few animal shelters here in Orange County that allow you to help with the cats. You can volunteer at the Irvine Animal Care Shelter, Laguna Beach Animal Shelter, and the OC Animal Shelter. Also, check in with Petco. They allow volunteers to play with the cats and clean out their cages daily.

You can also volunteer to foster cats in your home if you don’t want to take on the commitment to keep them forever. Also, you can donate food and pet supplies to the shelter to help with their care.

#3 Sign up for a subscription to the Cat Lady Box

The CatLadyBox unlike any other subscription box out there. Each month, you’ll receive a meowvelous selection of high-quality cat-themed items only available through the Cat Lady Box. From super-soft shirts and beautiful jewelry to inspired home decor and quirky cat toys, it delivers the ultimate ways show off your cat lady pride!


Each month has a new theme — like Pampurr Yourself, Another Day in Purradise, or Meowloween! — and the things in each box are inspired by that theme. Choose the basic CatLadyBox (just for cat ladies!) or the Crazy CatLadyBox (things for both you and your cats!). Decide whether you want the 1, 3, or 6-month plan, the more you order, the cheaper per box!  They ship all the boxes once a month!

#4 Have Lunch or Coffee with some Cats

Did you know there is a Kitty Cafe and Lounge right here in Orange County? Catmosphere is located in Laguna Beach. It is a cafe and lounge where the kitties roam free to mingle with the guests! All the cats in the cafe are shelter cats are up for adoption. You can play with them while you get a cup of coffee or a bite to eat.

The environment of Catmosphere transitions the homeless cats and kittens to a safe environment before they enter their forever human homes. All of the felines at Catmosphere are certified healthy and arrive with big personalities! 100% of the proceeds from adoptions go directly to the care, treatment, and welfare of our cats and kittens. Catmosphere Laguna has been called “a destination and an experience.”

#5 Go to the OC Pet Expo

In just a few weeks, the OC Pet Expo will be coming to the OC Fair & Event Center. It all happens April 26-28, 2019 and is fun for the whole family. So once you get you CATS the musical fix, you can then head over to the OC Pet Expo and enjoy hundreds of cats, along with hundreds of other animals.

The Pet Expo has been hosting the pet community for over 30 years. This long running show gathers pet enthusiasts for three days of family fun—all honoring the health and well-being of our furry, four-legged, finned and feathered friends. Attendees are treated to exciting competitions, demonstrations and stage shows; breed clubs looking to educate the public on their dogs, informational Q&A sessions with animal experts, veterinarians, breeders, trainers and hobbyists; adoptable animals looking for forever families; and a comprehensive showcase of pet products and services.

I hope that you are inspired to get your whiskers on and go see CATS the musical. It’s a great show to bring the family too and the perfect opportunity to introduce your children to the theater. I feel it is very important for everyone to be exposed to the arts, and am very happy for show like CATS to inspire us all with their music and creativity.

Boysenberry Day at Knott’s Berry Farm

Today is Boysenberry Day at Knott’s Berry Farm because it’s National Boysenberry Day! This means you will see people dressed-up at the park to celebrate the yummiest berry ever – the BOYSENBERRY! How are we celebrating? By going to Boysenberry Festival of course! Dani is ready in her boysenberry top that I made her especially for the occasion. It turned out super cute in my opinion. And I opted for a purple sundress that I bought last year from Torrid in anticipation of the Boysenberry Festival. I normally don’t love purple, but when it has to do with boysenberries, I do. It paired perfectly with some of the Knott’s Berry Farm boysenberry sugar cookies that are available in the Ghost Town Bakery. Also, if you go to Knott’s today, you will get a National Boysenberry Day Button and there is a Boysenberry Day Berry Best Dressed Contest on the Calico Stage at 4:00pm.

People who love Knott’s from all over Southern California and beyond, will be dressed up in anything from lavender dresses to suits, to gingham skirts and purple shoes. But don’t worry, if you can’t get to Knott’s Berry Farm today, you still have time. Knott’s is having their FAMOUS Boysenberry Festival all month long from March 30 – April 28th. It’s their best year ever, with more boysenberry food options than ever before. My all-time favorite has always been the Boysenberry dipped Boysenberry Cheesecake. YUM YUM. So get your purple on and get over to Knott’s. You don’t want to miss it!

Need some Boysenberry  inspiration?

Here are some of my favorite Boysenberry-inspired looks that I have seen at the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival.

Little Gray Thread made her girls some adorable lattice pie dresses with Snoopy and the Peanuts gang fabric. They are the cutest little cutie pies…and Snoopy in his purple cubby suit is the best thing ever.

Chloe Noelle is rockin’ the vintage hair and the pie belt buckles and hair clip.

Clementine County made her girls Boysenberry Festival inspired poodle skirts. Look closely and the details…so cute!

I am crazy over the next looks. These ladies know vintage fashion and how to make it fun and boysenberry inspired. Next year I am definitely going to dress up like this.

Found this photo on the Knott’s Instagram Page.

Dole Whip Dame

The Atomic Redhead

Trainwreck Travelers

If you are going for simple, you can just use purple accessories. Purple glasses, a hat, a necklace or shoes will tell everyone that you are at Knott’s to enjoy the boysenberries. Check out Pattie Cordova’s look…

It’s easier than you’d think to find purple and lavender things to wear to the Boysenberry Festival. Knott’s has lots of fun shirts and even boysenberry socks. Also, you can look up purple clothing on Amazon and find a million things that are very reasonably priced. Below I have put together a round-up of some of my favorites. With Amazon Prime, you can get the perfect outfit in time to wear to the Boysenberry Festival. Aren’t those dresses super cute?!!!

 

Polka Dot Lavendar 50s Rockabilly Swing Dress  |  Pin Up Couture Women’s FLAPPER-35 Pump 
Retro Rockabilly Prom Dresses Cap-Sleeve  |  Platform Purple High Heel Sandals
Cat Eye Sunglasses  |  Colorful Purple Heart Sunglasses
Handmade Boysenberry Pie Hairclip  |  Handmade Boysenberry Hat

You can get the handmade knitted hats, beanies and hair clips like the ones above at Knott’s. Miss Doolittle’s handmade booth is located near the entrance to Calico Square, in front of the General Store. She can make custom orders as well, just ask.

I hope this post has inspired you to get your boysenberry on! It’s so fun to get dressed up and even more fun to head over to Knott’s and experience the Boysenberry Festival. Happy Boysenberry Day!

2019 Easter Egg Hunts and Spring Events in Orange County


springtime is here, and it’s time to celebrate with bunnies and Easter egg hunts! how about taking the kiddies to a fun Spring fling or and Easter Egg Hunt. there are tons of family-friendly and kids Easter events and happenings in Orange County this spring! here’s a list to help you find the ones your family will enjoy most. check them out…

Aliso Viejo
Spring Celebration and Pancake Breakfast – April 6, 2019 free
Brunchin’ with Bunny and Egg Hunt at Renaissance ClubSport  – April 21, 2019 (reservations needed)
Easter Egg Hunt in the water at Swimfish Swim School – April 13, 2019
Easter Egg Hunt in the water at Swimfish Swim School – April 19, 2019

Anaheim
Easter Celebration at Downtown Anaheim – April 18, 2019 free
Easter Egg Hunt at Ronald Reagan (Toyon) Park – April 14, 2019 free
Ostermarkt – Easter Bazaar at The Phoenix Club – April 14, 2019
Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt at The Phoenix Club – April 21, 2019
Eco Fun Faire and Spring Fling at Oak Canyon Nature Center  – April 20, 2019
Anaheim Plaza Easter Event  – March 24, 2018 free
Eggstravaganza at Anaheim Marketplace – April 20, 2019 free
Community Easter Egg Hunt at Cornerstone Church in Anaheim – April 13, 2019 free

Brea
Bunny Photos at The Brea Mall
Caring Easter Bunny Photos at the Brea Mall – April 7, 2019
Easter Bunny Pet Photos at the Brea Mall – March 31, 2019
Brea Community Eggstravaganza at Brea Jr. High – April 1, 2018 free
North Hills Church Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt – TBD free
Tween, Teen and Adult Easter Scavenger Hunt at Celebration OC – March 31, 2018 free
Easter Egg Hunt at Celebration OC – April 1, 2018 free
Annual Community “Egg”stravaganza at Carbon Canyon Regional Park – April 6, 2019 free

Buena Park
Spring Eggstravaganza at Henery Boisseranc Park – April 20, 2019 free

Cerritos
Easter Egg Hunt at Cerritos Knabe Regional Park – April 20, 2019 free
Easter Bunny Photos at Los Cerritos Center
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at California Pizza Kitchen – April 6, 2019
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at California Pizza Kitchen – April 13, 2019

Costa Mesa
Springtime Crafts at South Plaza
Bunny Carousel at South Coast Plaza
Easter Bunny Photos at South Coast Plaza
Egg-Citment at Tanager Park – April 20, 2019 free
Easter Storytime at SEED Peoples Market – April 3, 2019 free
Swedish Easter Påskbord Smörgåsbord – April 5, 2019
Easter Bunny Visits IKEA – April 20, 2019

Coto De Caza
Wagon Wheel Canyon Association’s Spring Event – April 20, 2019 free

Cypress
Spring Egg Hunt at Oak Knoll Park  – April 20, 2019 free

Dana Point
Easter Egg Hunt at Pines Park – April 20, 2019 free
Easter Egg Hunt at Sea Canyon Park – April 20, 2019 free
Easter Egg Hunt at Dana Crest Park – April 13, 2019 free

Fountain Valley
Egg Hunt at Fountain Valley Recreation Center & Sport Park – April 20, 2019 free
Buster Balloon’s Easter Egg’stravaganza at Maverick Theater – April 14, 2019

Fullerton
Family Easter Celebration and Pancake Breakfast at First Presbyterian Church – April 21, 2019 free
Glow in the Dark Easter Party at First Presbyterian Church – TBD free

Garden Grove
Easter Egg Hunt, Pony Rides and Petting Zoo at Praise Chapel – April 21, 2019 free
Eggs-cavation at Atlantis Play Center – April 20, 2019 (pre-regitration required)
Egg Hunt at Orangewood Academy  – April 14, 2019 free

Huntington Beach
Awesome List of Huntington Beach Events
Easter Egg Hunt and Family Day – April 20, 2019 free
Easter Brunch at Old World – April 21, 2019
Lil Chickadee at Pacific City – April 16, 2019 free
Easter Bunny Photos at Bella Terra
Egg Hunt and Spring Festival at Bella Terra – April 13, 2019 free
Springtime Bunny Fun at Bella Terra – April 15, 2019 free
Easter Bunny Petting Zoo at Bella Terra – April 20, 2019 free

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