Family Fun at the Toshiba Golf Classic

This is a sponsored post.

last week, Dani and i visited the Newport Beach Country Club in Newport. it’s located right on Pacific Coast Highway across from the beach. it was one of those perfect Orange County days – there was sunshine, ocean breezes and gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. the reason we were there, was to check out how the set-up of the 2018 Toshiba Classic was coming along. it is returning to Orange County this March 7-11, 2018! and if your family are golf fans or even if you are just looking for a fun family activity with beautiful outdoors views, the YOU ARE INVITED to the 2018 Toshiba Classic at the Newport Beach Country Club!!!

i can’t believe that i have lived my entire life in Orange County and have never been to the Newport Beach Country Club, it is GORGEOUS! it was a treat to check it out with my little girl. and we will be coming back during the golf tournament to show the boys and enjoy some family time on the greens. after we will head over to the beach…because thats what you do in the OC…obviously!

the 2018 Toshiba Classic returns for its 23rd year with a slate of new programs designed to enhance spectator experience and a powerful PGA TOUR Champions lineup. they will competing for the $1.8 million purse and hopes to raise record funds for charity. proceeds from this year’s Toshiba Classic will benefit the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center and other Hoag Hospital programs.

the 2018 Toshiba Classic kicks off on Thursday. anyone is welcome to join the excited throughout the entire tournament. Saturday, March 10th is Military Appreciation Day. all active and retired service members and up to three guests will receive complimentary admission plus food and beverage vouchers. local military members and dignitaries will gather for a patriotic opening ceremony with a military flyover, with a closing ceremony featuring a special live concert by John Daly…concert is FREE to all attendees.

Toshiba Classic will be hosting a Student Day

bring the family on Sunday, March 11th from 10:00am – 4:00pm for the Toshiba Classic Student Day. there’s complimentary entry for students under the age of 18. there will be a Kids Fun Zone with fun golf-themed activities and games for kids that’ll be hosted FREE of charge. activities include a SNAG Driving Range that will teach the fundamentals of golf to even the most inexperienced golfer, obstacle courses, life sized tic-tac-toe and a putting zone. a crafts station will give kids the opportunity to make signs cheering on their favorite players as well as other arts and crafts. families can also strike a pose at the photo booth and share your photos using the hash tag #kidsFOREtheclassic. with the help of the First Tee, Toshiba Classic hopes to provide a fun and safe atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy.

Toshiba Classic Ticket Information

Good-Any-One-Day tickets for the Toshiba Classic are available online or at participating Roger Dunn Golf Stores before the event for $25. tickets purchased at the Main Gate on the day of the event are $30. limited VIP opportunities are available as well. Kids are FREE on Sunday, March 11th for STUDENT DAY.

if you would like to hang out in the beautiful clubhouse, daily clubhouse badges are offered for $75 each day, Friday— Sunday. please contact the tournament office at (949) 660-1001 for details.

throughout the tournament, Blue Shield of California and Hoag Hospital will host the Blue Shield Hoag Health Village. guests can stop by to get a portrait taken, enjoy games and giveaways, and learn more about health-related topics. also, seniors can kick back and comfortably enjoy the views on hole 9, from Blue Shield’s exclusive “Senior Section.”

lastly, fans of all ages can take a moment to rest and recharge under shaded bleachers at the 18th green, provided by Blue Shield of California.

my family will be at the Toshiba for family day, and we hope to see yours there too! enjoy watching the pro golf, beautiful green views, and then head across the street for some vitamin sea. sounds like the perfect day to me.

{This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. }
Photo of the 18 hole provided by the Toshiba Classic.

Us Weekly’s Family Movie Night with Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn

This post is sponsored by Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn.
Silly Popcorn Kidsthis past weekend the boys and i headed over to a fun movie night at The Grove in L.A.!!!! i recently posted about this fun family event. Us Weekly’s Family Movie Nights are being hosted by Orville Redenbacher’s Movies in the Park, and are happening all over the United States. be on the lookout for one happening near you this coming fall.

Outdoor Family Movie at the Grove

our family LOVES movies, and being able to watch a movie outdoors is the icing on the cake. the stars, the cool night air, the lights. we love everything about watching the big screen outdoors.

Orville Redenbacher's Popcorn Movie Night

everyone at the Us Weekly’s Family Movie Nights were treated to tubs of Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theater Buttered Popcorn. YUM! you can’t watch a movie without the popcorn, and Orville Redenbacher’s Movie Theater Buttered Popcorn is our family’s go-to brand. it pops up in minutes, giving you a delicious, light and fluffy snack that’s perfect anytime. plus it tastes just like movie popcorn.

Orville Redenbacher's Movie Night

before the movie started and the sun went down, Us Weekly’s Family Movie Night hosted fun activities such a caricature drawings and red carpet activities for everyone in attendance.

Us Weekly Movie Night
as the sun went down, the excitement in the air grew. everyone sat down on their blankets and got ready to watch the movie.

Outdoor Movie Screen

with popcorn in hand, the boys, the hubby and myself enjoyed a fantastic family-friendly movie. it’s always great to have some family time, and it was nice to relax and spend some time with each other.

Outdoor Family Movie ideas

so, pack those bags, pop some popcorn and head over to one of Us Weekly’s Family Movie Nights! you and your family are in for a treat!!!  it’s open to the public, so everyone is invited!

Family Movie Night at the Grove


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Free Monster Truck Meet and Greets in Orange County | Monster Jam

monster-jam-truckMonster Jam is this weekend, so that means that the Monster Trucks are in town! this Friday, January 24th, there are three locations that Monster Jam fans can come and see a real life monster truck and it’s drivers. my boys can not wait for Monster Jam this weekend, so you will surely see us at one of these locations on Friday afternoon. hope to see you there!


Grave Digger
Jiffy Lube in Westminster
Friday, January 24th, 2014 from 12-4PM
6011 Westminster Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683


Monster Energy 
Wal-Mart in Orange
Friday, January 24, 2014 from 2-6pm
2300 N. Tustin Street
Orange, CA 92865


Mohawk Warrior
UTI in Rancho Cucamonga
Friday, January 24, 2014 from 10am – 2pm
Universal Technical Institute
9494 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

“Meet and Greets” are subject to change without notice.

The Circus is Coming to Southern California

this is a sponsored post on behalf of Feld Entertainment for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.

it’s that time of year again…the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is coming to Southern California just in time for some summer fun!


if your family loves the circus, then be ready to see an all-new show with lots of new acts…like the Ringling Girls and Barnum Boys who will kick-off an epic battle of girl power versus boy power.


and see amazing daredevils perform dangerous stunts….


and fun unicycle basketball acts like this!


and the elephants! we just love the elephants.


the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey‘s all-new show Built to AMAZE will be an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where the audience will experience what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth! high-energy, high-jinx and hilarity will be transported by colorful circus machinery and unleashed from shipping crates right before the audience’s eyes from. and one hour before show time, families can meet the performers, get autographs, dress-up in circus clothes and see an amazing elephant that paints masterpieces at the All Access Pre-show –free with a purchased ticket!
rolling into town
july 10th – july 16th – Staples Center, Los Angeles
july 19th – july 23rd – Citizen’s Business Bank Arena, Inland Empire
july 26th – august 4th – Honda Center, Orange County
$20, $26, $45-50 vip, $70-80 front row & $100 circus celebrity
opening night tickets are $12 (not valid for vip or premium tickets)
special coupon code!!!!!
4-pack of tickets for $60
just make sure to use code MOM by phone or online when ordering tickets.
(800) 745-3000 or
{disclosure: i was given complimentary tickets to media night. all thought and opinions are my own. }

Star Wars Days at Legoland are our FAVE!

there is no question that we love Star Wars AND Legos over here. with a house full of boys, there’s no getting around it. and when my boys heard that there was a full scale X-Wing Fighter built of Legos coming to Legoland in Carlsbad, they about flipped out. yes…a 1:1 scale, over 5 million piece Lego Set has been built, replicating a Star Wars X-Wing Fighter. You can read a little more about it here.

this weekend, June 15-16, 2013, Legoland is having it’s annual LEGO® Star Wars Days…perfect for Father’s Day. guests can dress up as their favorite Star Wars character, have a meet and greet with Darth Vader, the 501st and Rebel Legion, search for mini Yodas in Miniland and participate in a variety of Star Wars adventures.

Star Wars Miniland is no doubt my boy’s favorite place to be in Legoland. every time we go, we spend a long time enjoying the Star Wars models and miniature lands built of LEGOs. it really is amazing.


check out this life-sized LEGO R2 D2. my littlest was in love.


many models of our favorite Star Wars Heroes line the paths at Star Wars Miniland.


my boys spend a lot of their time checking out the different scenes of the favorite Star Wars movies replicated in LEGOs. i love how the LEGO Brickmasters have brought in natural elements to bring each scene to life.


i’m no expert on Star Wars, so i can’t exactly tell you what Episodes these Star Wars scenes are from, but any of my boys could tell you in a heart beat.


if your kiddies love Star Wars, they would absolutely love Star Wars Miniland.


and beginning this weekend, the life-sized X-Wing Fighter will be on display until December 31st.


i have got to get my boys back to see this. weighing in at more than 45,000 pounds, it is the world’s largest LEGO model. this 1:1 replica X-wing model is 11 feet tall, stretches 43 feet long and has a wingspan of 44 feet.


going to Legoland to check it out is definitely on our summer to-do list. Legoland is my kids happy place. if you haven’t been…try to get your kiddies their. you won’t be disappointed.

What part of Legoland is your kiddies favorite?