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Santa’s Speedway Drive Thru Light Experience at Irwindale Speedway

Last Saturday, we experienced “Santa’s Speedway” drive-thru light display at the Irwindale Speedway. It was about a 45 minute drive from West L.A. and definitely worth it! World’s Largest Free Standing Light Tree At the center of it all is the “World’s largest free standing light tree.” It is a sight to see from all […]

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Our Visit to Christmas In Color Los Angeles at Raging Waters in San Dimas

Last month, I posted information about the Christmas light drive thru, Christmas in Color – Los Angeles. Tonight, my family and I visited (our ticket was complimentary). Arrive Early Our reservation was for 5:30pm (the earliest time available), so we made sure to arrive early, as these events can get quite congested as I’ve learned. […]

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Evereden’s Baby Products are the perfect baby shower or baby sprinkle gift

Moms who have “been there before” know which items they received at their first child’s baby shower were practical and which were not. One thing a child will always need is a bath! Newborn skin can be so sensitive, the last thing you want to give is something that will irritate them. Made by Moms […]

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Happy Place Drive Thru at Westfield Century City

One of the most aesthetically pleasing “selfie spaces” I’ve visited in the past was “Happy Place.” Read about my first visit in 2017 in Downtown LARead about my 2nd visit in 2018 at L.A. Live This holiday season, Happy Place is “Happy Place – The Drive Thru” at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles. Besides […]

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Shop Local and Benefit the Community at Gratitude Market in Culver City

When I first started this blog seven years ago, one of the first events I produced was a fundraiser, Desserts for Disaster Relief, benefiting the victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. I am grateful to everyone who came together to help raise money for relief efforts, and am thankful for their friendship and kindness. […]

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Our “The Elf on the Shelf” drive-thru experience

Earlier this month, I posted info about “The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey” and last night we experienced it! The drive from West L.A. to Pomona L.A traffic is always a gamble. You’d think with so many people working from home right now, traffic would be lighter. Be sure to check the traffic […]

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Our Haunt ‘O Ween LA Experience

Last night, my family and I started celebrating Halloween with a drive-through experience at Haunt ‘O Ween LA in Woodland Hills (about a 40 minute drive in traffic from West Los Angeles, a 30 minute drive without traffic). We got a sneak preview on media night to check it out and share our experience. Buying […]

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Helpful items for virtual school

So much has happened since school went virtual for Los Angeles Unified School District students in March due to COVID-19. It started off really rocky, with complaints from parents and students alike. Now, almost a month into the Fall semester, my daughter and I have gotten into the groove and are not completely hating it. […]

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Storrier Sterns Japanese Garden (Pasadena)

My family and I have not been on an outing together for a very long time. Today, we finally did and it was exactly what we all needed. We were prompted to do something for our toddler’s mental stimulation after watching the first part of the “Babies” documentary on Netflix. Our first kid was lucky […]

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Documentary to Watch – “STAGE: THE CULINARY INTERNSHIP”

If one of the skills you’ve improved during this pandemic is of the culinary variety, this documentary is for you. I’m definitely feeling more confident in the kitchen but I know it takes more to becoming a great chef. “STAGE: The Culinary Internship” is a documentary by Abby Ainsworth that follows a group of aspiring […]