LA Zoo Lights Take Holiday Lights to Another Level (Giveaway)

Nothing sparks holiday nostalgia like seeing neighborhood homes adorned with twinkling Christmas lights.  When I was a kid my uncle used to drive a limousine and on Christmas Eve he would pile us up into the limo and drive us over to Candy Cane Lane to ooh and ahh over the festive lights.  Those are cherished holidays memories and while that particular tradition is no more, I've made a strong effort to create new ones with my own family.  The theme remains the same but on a much grander scale!  This year we added L.A. Zoo Lights to our list of holiday traditions.

Chill at The Queen Mary Open Now!

Last night the Queen Mary kicked off it's fourth annual Chill event, creating a winter wonderland in Long Beach.  Once again guests can experience ice skating with the majestic Queen Mary as a backdrop; visit Santa and see if they've made it onto the "nice list;" and of course visit the Ice Kingdom where over two million pounds of ice have been hand-carved into larger than life ice sculptures.   

Winter is Coming... To the OC

 The weather has dropped by a few degrees and Southern Californians are bundling up and preparing for winter!  And why not?  There are so many great things to look forward to.  Ice skating, ice tubing, holiday movies, hot chocolate, decorations and festivities!  You'll find all that and more at the all new Winter Fest, opening December 18th at the Orange County Fair and Event Center. 

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Sugar Rush

Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth and literally feel like a kid in a candy store!  December 5th and 6th, some of the best confectioners in the biz will converge upon the Orange County Fair and Event Center to showcase their wares at Big Bite Events Sugar Rush!  Described a "one-of-a kind dessert market experience packed with decadent and delicious sweet treats and shopping from dozens of the best pastry chefs and confectioners in Southern California," this event is sure to be an indulgent experience for even the most refined palates.

Burke Williams New Woodland Hills Location

As a working mom, most of my time is spent rushing my kids to and from school, practices and events while juggling a full time job and horrendous commute through Downtown L.A.  So when I can squeeze in some well-deserved "me time," I'm all too happy to do it and I never let myself feel guilty about it. 

When Wearing Your Coffee Goes Right

I kind of love American Eagle jeans because they are a great quality denim with lots of stretch and are available in long and extra long inseams for taller girls like me.  Earlier this month American Eagle Outfitters released a line of denim made with recycled coffee grounds.  I was intrigued.  I'm all for reducing, reusing and recycling but how do coffee grounds tie into jeans?  Here's what I learned...

This Week's Twitter Party Picks

Monday, October 26th

6:00 pm PST Better Starts Now Twitter Party with @selfishmom @philzendia @citizenwatchus and others. Prizes: Multiple VISA giftcards and ONE (1) Grand Prize Citizen watch. #BetterStartsNow RSVP

Tuesday, October 27th

9:00 am PST Beyond Snacks Twitter Party with @simplybeingmom @reviewdadmedia @ourhomemadelife and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Target giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Target GCs. #BeyondSnacks RSVP

4:00 pm PST Trick or Teeth Twitter Party with @jmanmillerbug @sunstargum. Prizes: TWO (2) Sunstar prize packs ARV $25, ONE (1) $25 Target giftcard + Sunstar prize pack ARV $50, ONE (1) $50 Target GC + Sunstar prize pack ARV $74, ONE (1) Grand Prize $100 Targe GC + Sunstar prize pack ARV $150 - See RSVP link for full prize descriptions. #TrickOrTeeth RSVP

Wednesday, October 28th

10:00 am PST Woodbridge Wines Twitter Party with @lizventuresblog @comebackmomma @ruralmoms and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 VISA giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 VISA GCs. #WoodbridgeWines RSVP

12:00 pm PST Smarter Treats Twitter Party with @weightwatchers @kellysluckyyou @kellystilwell and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Walmart giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Walmart GCs. #SmarterTreats RSVP

Thursday, October 29th

12:00 pm PST Found My Delight Twitter Party with @indelight @dentistmel @thecouponista and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Walmart giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Walmart GCs. #FoundMyDelight RSVP