Friday, September 19, 2014

Sip Long Beach

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Sip LBC, Long Beach Wine, Beer & Spirits, a week long event taking place September 21-27 and celebrating the city’s cocktail scene.  Residents and visitors will be shaken and stirred as they explore the city’s dining and cocktail scene.  Many participating venues will offer an array of enticing specials, including…
·        Special “562” cocktails for $5.62
·        Food and drink pairings for $18.88 (an homage to the year Long Beach was founded)
·        All-night happy hour
·        Scotch and whiskey tastings
·        Martini flights
·        Cocktail demonstrations
·        Yappy Hour for pets and their two-legged  companions

 Win A $250 gift Card
  “Picture Yourself in a Long Beach Yellow Cab”  Facebook Photo Contest.  Snap a picture inside or in front of any Long Beach Yellow Cab, post it to Facebook and other social media outlets using #SipLBC, and be entered to win a $250 gift card from Gelson’s Market. 

Participating venues include…
·        Fuego at Hotel Maya
·        Five O’Clock Wine Bar
·         The Sky Room and Up Lounge
·        District Wine
·        Auld Dubliner
·        Roxanne’s Lounge
·         Bo-beau Rooftap Bar
·        The Stave
·        Brix at the Shore
·        The Federal Bar
·        Iguana Kelley’s
·        Sababa Restaurant & Lounge
·        CafĂ© Sevilla
·        Gaucho Grill
·        Alegria Cocina Latina
·        Agave Kitchen + Tequila
·        Sip Lounge @ The Renaissance Hotel
·        James Republic
·        Bay Street Lounge @ Hyatt The Pike
·        Restrauation on 4th
·        EJ Malloy’s Bixby Knolls
·        L’Opera Ristorante
·        Dogz Bar & Grill
·        Russo’s Ristorante

Sip LBC sponsors include Celebrity Cruises, Southern Wine & Spirits, Long Beach Register, Los Angeles Register, Gazette Newspapers, OC Weekly, Greer’s OC, Kiwi Wine Distributors, Absinthe One, Snova Vodka, Diabolo Beverages and Melissa’s Produce with more signing on each day.  Long Beach Yellow Cab and Taxi Magic, which serves Greater Los Angeles, have signed on as the premiere transportation sponsors and are encouraging all participants to Sip Responsibly by offering $15 off the first ride with special Sip LBC code SipLBC2014

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

5 Things I Love About Fall

 As September rolls around, thought of fall begin to permeate my consciousness. Living in Southern California we do not have leaves change but we do have our own fall signs. Besides the kids going
back to school here are my top Five favorite things about FALL.

1. I love that my Makeup doesn't melt when I step outside. This may not seem like it is all that big of a deal but when you have spent months having to figure out where and how you are going to repair your makeup between your trips outside. This is a lovely thing. I love when I can put my makeup on in the morning and not find my eyeliner everywhere it doesn't belong by lunch.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I Can See Clearly Now

 I will never forget the day Agent Daddy came home from Target with the Tech Monkey and said, "Honey, I think Techie needs glasses." I was shocked. I had been taking him every year for eye exams and he had been fine. Six months later Agent daddy is telling me our son can't see the Target sign.

I did not know if the exams he had previously had were bad or his vision failed quickly. I do know that since then I have been religious about taking both boys in to get their eyes checked every December. This last December we got Tech Monkey new glasses after his exam and I thought we were good until next year. But a few weeks ago Tech Monkey told me his glasses were not working as well as they had

Monday, September 15, 2014

Photographing Bigfoot

 The Tech Monkey has not allowed me to photograph him in years. I have tons of blurry shots I tried to take of him with out his knowing it. It is almost like trying to capture Bigfoot. He is in the matching band and I can photograph him at will while he performs. This necessitated me learning

Friday, September 12, 2014

At The Devil's Door

  When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she learns is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property.  When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh's artist sister Vera

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Unoffical Guide to Disneyland- Giveaway

Filled with revolutionary, field-tested touring plans that can save four hours of waiting in line in a single day, The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2015 is the key to planning a perfect vacation.
What's new in The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2015?
  • The latest word on FASTPASS and the future of FastPass+.
  • Additional coverage of guided tours at Disneyland
  • Expanded advice for guests with disabilities. 
  • Detailed information about meeting Anna & Elsa from FROZEN. 
  • Extensive updates to quick-service and table-service dining in and around Disneyland Resort,

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

So You Want to BE On TV?

In association with production company Eyeworks USA, a major television network is casting a new, as yet untitled, COMPETITION REALITY SERIES in which eight MARRIED COUPLES will compete in a tropical location to win a sizable TRUST FUND for their KID(S)!
They are casting active and adventurous

Explore the Mountains, River Towns and the Scenic Hudson Valley This Fall in the Catskills

 Autumn in the Catskills offers an exciting variety of fall festivals and events ideal for a weekend getaway or day trip just two hours north of New York City and three hours west of Boston.
Explore scenic, winding roadways in the mountains, and enjoy a variety of cultural festivals that celebrate the region’s unique history and colorful landscape, offering something exciting for everyone to enjoy, including:

For the Motorcyclists: Each fall, two motorcycling festivals in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County kick off the season with demos, games, vendors and more. First up is the Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival September 11 – 14 at Blackthorne Resort in East Durham. Stay on-site at the resort in your own RV or tent, and enjoy free demo rides, live music and lots of food. Scheduled for October 4 – 5, Color in the Catskills at Hunter Mountain offers motorcyclists the

Monday, September 8, 2014

Soft Soap turns your Morning Shower into a Vacation

 As the weather turns colder my skin gets dryer. So when Colgate-Palmolive sent me their two newest products to review,  SoftSoap
Sea Kissed Exfoliating Wash and Coconut Island Quench Body Wash, I was really excited to try them. I know that a little exfoliation can go a long way in keeping our skin looking good and feeling softer. I was concerned that the scent might not be to Agent Daddy's liking, him being all macho and such but even he fell in love with the tropical scent. Using it in the shower makes you feel surrounded by the smells of Hawaii or a tropical island. What a great way to make your morning shower into a mini vacation.

Then we tried the Tropical Island Quench body wash. It has a light coconut scent that reminded me of summers as a kid slathered in Hawaiian Tropics tanning oil. It made me smile at the memories that came flooding back to me. Better than the memories is the way it left my skin feeling so soft and moisturized. I know that this will make for better looking and feeling skin as it gets colder. And of course the memories of summer days will make me happy as I get ready to face the day.

These are available at Mass Retail, Drug and Grocery Stores nation wide.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Free Jewlery!

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Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

This recipe comes from Paulding & Company, a full catering kitchen based in San Francisco boasting vast opportunities for bonding and excitement founded by mother-daughter duo Tracy and Terry Paulding.
This is the perfect, delicious quick and easy dish that’s packed with tons of flavor!

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Yield:  32 pieces
▪ 32 medium sized brown mushrooms (crimini)
▪ 2 medium shallots
▪ 2 Tbs. butter
▪ 1 cup fresh sourdough breadcrumbs (or dry bread crumbs, if you don’t have fresh, but use ½

Thursday, September 4, 2014

It's Mommy TIME

 You just waved goodbye to the last little monster bundle of joy. The house is empty, quite, for the first time in months no one is asking for anything. IT must mean that school is back in session. IT also means it is time for Mommy to have a little me time.

My favorite escape is to drop the kids at school and head for my nearest Burke Williams. There I can wrap myself in a robe sit quietly in a sauna or jacuzzi while I wait for my all important treatment. I have not decided yet if it will be a facial or a massage this time but after 2 1/2 month of summer I have EARNED a little pampering. I can spend the day there and be done in time to pick up the monkies after school.

It make me a happier person when I pamper my self. Which makes me a better mom. So what are you waiting for Girlfriend? Lets run to Burke Williams and have some ME TIME.
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