Wednesday, October 28, 2009


What will you be doing for Halloween? I'm a bit lazy to go trick or treating. Not every house in our neighborhood gives out candy, so I feel like I'm walking forever to get a nice pile of loot...I mean for Rachel to get a nice pile of candy. :-) Luckily, Rachel loves giving out candy and seeing all the kids in their costumes.

In the past, we've loved going to Rancho Los Alamitos for their fall festival. It's a wonderful event for the kids and it's all free. You just have to park at CSULB. The crafts are more geared for preschoolers and older, but the toddlers look so cute in the costume parade.

This year, we will be checking out the Day of the Dead festivities in San Pedro. This is the second year they are doing it and last year they had 2000 ghouls come out for the fun. And it was raining last year! Kids' activities start at 3pm.

For more details on these events (and more), go to my husband's column on!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Giveaway! - Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs DVD

I'm going to be doing some giveaways on my blog and this is the first one!

Please post your email if you want a chance to win. I will choose a winner by random on Friday, 10/30. Please enter by noon.

We haven't seen the first two movies, but this one was very cute. Rachel loved it and kept playing the Scrat shorts.

Get ready, for the dawn of a new age! Manny, Sid, Diego and Ellie are back for more pre-hysterical hijinks when Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs stomps onto Three-Disc Blu-ray Disc/DVD Combo Pack October 27 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The third film in the outrageously popular Ice Age franchise, the sub-zero heroes return another wild and fun adventure. Scrat is still trying to nab the ever-elusive nut (while maybe finding true love); Manny and Ellie await the birth of their mini-mammoth; Diego the saber-toothed tiger wonders if he's growing too "soft" hanging with his pals and Sid the sloth gets into trouble when he creates his own makeshift family by hijacking some dinosaur eggs. On a mission to rescue the hapless Sid, the gang ventures into a mysterious underground world, where they have some close encounters with dinosaurs, battle flora and fauna, run amuck, and meet a relentless, one-eyed dino-hunting weasel named Buck. The coolest animated comedy of the year, Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs features hilarious performances from Ice Age veterans Ray Romano ("Everybody Loves Raymond"), John Leguizamo (The Happening), Denis Leary ("Rescue Me"), Queen Latifah (The Secret Life of Bees), Seann William Scott (Planet 51) and Josh Peck ("Drake & Josh"), along with newcomers Bill Hader (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live"), Jane Lynch ("Glee") and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead).

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sunset Magazine for $5


Great deal! Too bad you can only order one subscription. :-)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Free pumpkin latte or ice blended

Friday, October 16

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Five locations in Long Beach
One per person

6344 Spring Street, LB 90808
1996 Ximeno Ave, LB 90814
1212 Bellflower Blvd, LB 90815
4105 S. Atlantic Ave, LB 90807
5760 East 7th St, LB 90803

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Free antibiotics from Stater Bros.

Starting October 1st and so far no end date

Stater Bros.
10114 Adams Ave
Huntington Beach

Stater Bros. pharmacies are offering up to a 14-day supply of selected generic antibiotics, as well as prescribed refills for FREE. All you have to do is bring in your valid prescription from your doctor.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Costumes galore!

It's time to dress up your pumpkin! Or dress him as a pumpkin. :-) has some great costume ideas. Everything from no sew to homemade to even pg costumes! Check them out here.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Two Kids Eat Free - Boston Market

Through October 31
All Boston Market locations
No coupon necessary

Boston Market #1040
LAKEWOOD (W/NWC Candlewood @ Clark)
4895 Candlewood
Lakewood, CA 90712

Two kids eat free with $6 minimum purchase
Children must be present to claim their meals