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Block Island Sunscreen Protects Safely

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Recently my teenaged daughter went to Catalina Island with friends and after napping on the beach, came home with a scathing burn. I felt terrible for her. She was wearing a sunscreen.  But apparently she had an allergic reaction to the sunscreen and the end result was a false sense of safety, and a terrible…

Enter to Win 2 Tickets to the OC Fair from AT&T #GoPhone

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DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored. All products mentioned and reviewed on this page are compliments of AT&T. All opinions of the products are my own. I’m giving away a pair of tickets to the OC Fair! Scroll down to see how to enter to win. My youngest son has been bugging me relentlessly for…

Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday With Theatricum Botanicum


On Saturday July 26th Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is throwing a birthday party – for Shakespeare! It just so happens that the ol’ Bard and I share a birthday. I’ve always been partial to Shakespeare and this event sounds like a lot of fun. Random Shakespeare Trivia: Did you know that Shakespeare was born on and…

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Decadent Guilt & Gluten Free Squash Lasagna With Lamb

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Our garden is busting with squash this year. We’ve got some weird crossbreed plants (oops plant nursery!) that are especially prolific, churning out the yellow, green and half yellow/half green veggies.   My goals: Use up a lot of squash on healthy recipes Make sure my family doesn’t get entirely sick of eating squash I’ve…

Patriotic Mickey Mouse Balloon Arch

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I was standing in the paint department at Home Depot buying paint on Memorial Day weekend. Totally distracted. They had a balloon arch over the counter that seemed relatively easy to make. The balloons were all tied on to a length of thin pvc pipe. In my mind’s eye, I added Mickey mouse ears to…

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Mickey Mouse Fruit Salad


Here’s a super simple to make Fourth of July Mickey Mouse Fruit Salad that will show your #Disneyside. You will need: 1 medium seedless watermelon 1 large honeydew melon or other white or near white fleshed melon. 2 small containers of blueberries Mickey Mouse cookie cutter small star shaped cookie cutter To make the shapes…

A Peek At All New Attractions At Knott’s Camp Snoopy

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Earlier this month my correspondent Angela Camacho shared some of the updates to Knott’s Berry Farm’s Camp Snoopy which is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year. I was a little jealous that she got to meet Charles Schulz’s son! This weekend I’ll be checking out the park with my family. I can’t wait to see…

#TMOM Chat Invites You to #ExploreMore & Win a Nokia Lumia Icon


Every time I think a cell phone camera can’t get any better, it does. I’m a major advocate of using the camera you have, and in my case that is my cell camera. Especially when traveling. There’s nothing better than carrying all your photography equipment in a bag that is the same size or smaller…

JStage Peter Pan Production Comes To Irvine

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Looking for a little magic to kick off your summer break? You won’t want to miss the spectacular JStage performance of Peter Pan. The cast has been rehearsing for months to bring you a show that will knock your socks off and make you believe you can fly. I’m so proud of all the kids,…