Happy Mother's Day! This is a super simple and easy Mother's Day Card idea (perfect for birthdays too!)
We used a rainbow paint palette ink pad to make this cute rainbow fingerprint flower craft card.
Knott's Berry Farm holds a special place in my heart. I grewup with so many memories there. I can still remember riding the fiesta swings and getting funnel cake to share on one the many daddy daughter dates growing up.
I got a special sneak peek of what's to come this May when Knott's Berry Farm opens a state of the art update to the beloved Timber Mountain Log Ride and Boardwalk area of the park. Debuting Memorial Day weekend, these additions will bring a fresh update to a park steeped in wonderful tradition and heritage.
Crews have been working non-stop and its hard to believe this will all be done and finished by Memorial Day. I can't wait to see how it turns out! Look's to me like it will be like "Goofy's Fly School" at CA Adventure, but bigger and need I say faster?
Knotts already boasts rides and attractions for everyone fromfamilies with young children to theme park thrill seekers.However, the 3 new rides that are being installed in the retro southern california surf themed Boardwalk: The Coast Rider, Surf Glider and Pacific Scrambler will all be geared specifically for families.
Tickets are considerably cheaper than that other park, but my suggestion is the season pass.
To take advantageof all the new offerings and experience all of Knott’s Farm Fresh Fun, the parkis selling 2013 Season Passes for only $72.00 or 6 easy payments of $12.00 fora limited time. As a Season Pass holderguests receive:
· Unlimitedvisits for the entire 2013 season
· Noblackout dates. That’s right, noblackout dates.
· Discountsat select food and merchandise locations
· Discountson Halloween Haunt Tickets
· Earlyride time on select rides during summer
· Othergreat Season Pass perks and surprises throughout the year!
To purchasepasses and find additional information on all Knott’s Berry Farm has to offer,visit www.knotts.com.
Snoopy says "See you Memorial Day Weekend!"
Disclosure: In exchange fro writing this post, I received a "backstage glimpse" of the new Knott's theme park rides opening in May. I was not compensated in any way.
Labels: Local Love
Just popping by the blog to share that I received these adorable lunch box notes as a gift. They are so fun! Talk about an easy and stress free way to make lunch cute for the kids.
Make silly faces on bananas or add them to the tops of apple sauce cups. I know you can think of other creative ways to use them.
You can find them at lunchboxnotes.com
Labels: Cute Food
Muffin Tin Monday has officially moved to AnotherLunch.com.
Head over to Another Lunch to find out what this week's theme is and while you are at it, check out the all new Muffin Tin Meals/ Monday About page
The MTM link up at AnotherLunch.com goes live every Monday at 10am EST/ 7am PST.
To read about the move, you can click here.
Have you head of Fresh Dish? This Southern California company boasts prepped and ready-to-cook meals with fresh ingredients and unique recipes delivered straight to you doorstep. Fresh Dish is similar to a box subscription service, but there's no monthly charge - you pay per meal.
If you like Dream Dinners, or have always wanted to try it, then you will love Fresh Dish. Similar in price point to Dream Dinners, Fresh Dish takes the prep work out of meal time without sacrificing on taste or substance.
In the midst of our recent sick days, I received an email from the folks at Fresh Dish asking me if I'd like to try one of their meal kits and share my thoughts. So let me get this straight...my kids are sick and you want to send me a fully prepped, read to cook meal with fresh ingredients delivered right to my doorstep?
Let me think about that for a sec. Yes, Please!
Since our littles love shrimp, we opted for the shrimp fajitas. Because I was busy caring for a sick kid, I didn't even open the box until 30 minutes before meal time. I was hoping it would be as easy as the website said, and it was! Everything I needed was in the box (down to the oil I needed to sautee the shrimp and veggies) and Dinner was ready in 30 minutes from start to finish!
A few pleasant surprises about Fresh Dish:
Fresh Dish is for everyone. Delivered in a box packed with dry ice packs - the ingredients can last on your doorstep virtually all day long (8 hrs I think) - so whether you are a stay at home parent or a work away from home parent, or a professional who works long hours your fresh dish boxes will arrive cold and ready. Fresh Dish appeals to me on so many levels. From choosing the 2 person option for "After-The-Kids-Go-To-Bed-Date-Nights" to busy weeknights when I still want fresh food-but don't have time to spend on prep. Recipe Challenged? Fresh Dish provides easy to follow step-by-step recipe cards for each meal.
You can freeze meals. If you are ordering more than one meal at a time, you can refrigerate and even freeze your meal ingredients for a later time. I love this option for busy weeks when we have a lot going on and might not know which nights we will be home for dinner.
Meat. Lots of it. Usually with prepackaged, pre-prepped meals, companies save money (or ahem make money) by skimping on how much meat per serving they include in each dish. My husband would like to personally thank Fresh Dish for not skimping on the meat and fully satisfying his hunger.
Here's a fun video about Fresh Dish:
Thinking of trying Want $10 off your first order? Click over to Fresh Dish to enter your zip code to see if they deliver to your area, sign up and get started choosing your meals. Be sure to enter the promo code FRESHFRIENDS10.
*Disclosure: I was provided a meal kit free of charge to try and give my opinion. You can trust my opinion because it mine and no one else's. It is honest. And I honestly love Fresh Dish. If you click the link above and decide to purchase a meal kit I get $10 off my next purchase. Just like you.
Fresh fruit, yogurt and bagel bites make for a fun breakfast idea for young kids. It's easy to piece together a little of this and a little of that. My sweet girl loves bagels and we recently picked up some bagels from Fresh and Easy when they we giving them away (yes, you read that right) for their daylight savings promotion. While there, I picked up some fresh strawberries and grapes on sale. I cut the bagels into triangles just for fun. We have been on a little bit of a European style food kick lately, lazily grazing on large plates of food. It's not how we eat all the time, but it sure is fun.
My family was invited to get a sneak peek of the new movie "Escape From Planet Earth" in 3D starring an all star cast including Brendan Fraser and Jessica Alba. As soon as I got the invitation, I had the kids watch the Escape From Planet Earth trailer and we all laughed hysterically.
Here's a little synopsis that was provided to me:
The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASA’s no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary’s warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker (William Shatner) it’s up to scrawny, risk-averse Gary to do the real rescuing. As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira (Sarah Jessica Parker) and their adventure-hungry son Kip (Jonathan Morgan Heit).
What the kids thought:
The muffin tin kids loved this movie. I kept looking over at them laughing and smiling through the whole thing. Afterwards they kept chatting about the funny parts and their favorite moments like when Gary gets a brain freeze after drinking the Slurpee. Their favorite character was Doc the alien mouse. They also wanted to download the Escape To Planet Earth movie app right away.
My thoughts: Rated PG, this is a great movie for kids 5 and up. It was funny, engaging and the music was fun for both kids and parents. I loved the overarching message of courage, doing what's right, and the importance of family. Several times during the movie, Gary chooses doing what's right over doing what's easy and sacrifices himself for the good of his brother and alienkind. Two thumbs way up!
Escape From Planet Earth opens in Theaters nationwide this Friday, February 15th.
The Weinstein Compnay has provided me with a great Escape From Planet Earth prize pack and a $25 Visa gift card to giveaway!! To enter the giveaway, follow the prompts through Rafflecopter:
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* Disclaimer: I was provided 4 free movie tickets for my family in exchange for my honest opinion about the movie.
Muffin Tin Monday has officially moved to AnotherLunch.com. Melissa has even re-instituted THEMES!
Head over to Another Lunch to find out what this week's theme is and while you are at it, check out the all new Muffin Tin Meals/ Monday About page on her super awesome site!
The MTM link up at AnotherLunch.com will go live at 10am EST/ 7am PST.
To read about the move, you can click here.