Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tax Day Freebies



It's Tax Day again. While some dread the annual IRS deadline, others rejoice in the goodies and discounts offered by restaurants and retailers to take the sting out of the date. Here's a quick list of those participating (I'll add to the list as I become aware of deals):

Hot Dog on a Stick is offering one free turkey or veggie dog to customers today only. Call ahead to make sure your location is participating.  No additional purchase required, although I'd definitely purchase some of their fresh lemonade!

Planet Fitness is treating folks to a free HydroMassage when they visit this link, complete a short form and print a coupon. No membership required.

Office Max is offer offering five pounds of free shredding with this coupon good through the end of the month.

Arby's (if you can find one) is offering a free order of curly fries at participating locations.

Kona Ice is helping people across the country chill out by offering one free Kona Ice to customers today at participating locations. Click the link to find a truck near you.

If you've got a Sonic near you, stop in for half priced cheeseburgers, no coupon required.




Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Downtown Burbank Arts & Animation Festival


This weekend, April 14th and 15th, the Downtown Burbank Arts Festival returns to San Fernando Boulevard for its 15th year! My family and I love strolling the boulevard from Orange Grove Avenue to Magnolia Boulevard, taking in the works of  over 200 artists. It's a great opportunity to discover the works of local and world renowned artists in various forms.  

Don Wallace Multi-Use Trail in Calabasas


Great news for hikers, horseback riders, and bicyclists! This Friday, after years of planning, L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and Department of Parks and Recreation officials will officially dedicate the Don Wallace Multi-Use Trail Connector in Calabasas, California. The trail is named for Don Wallace, a retired firefighter and outdoor recreation advocate who campaigned for its creation. It will be the first in L.A. County to enable safe passage under the 101 Freeway, and will eventually provide connectivity to Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority trails, the Las Virgenes Creek trails, as well as the Malibu Creek State Park system. The dedication ceremony will take place at 11:00 am on April 15, 2018 behind the Starbucks at 26531 Agoura Road, Calabasas, CA 91392.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration at Universal Studios Hollywood


I remember seeing the original Jurassic Park at Citywalk when I was.... younger. What I cannot believe is that it's been 25 years. I've watched the moviewith my own children and it still holds up as an action packed thrill ride. But this? This is huge! Literally and figuratively...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Magnolia Park Welcomes Target Burbank West!


It's official! Magnolia Park in Burbank has a new neighbor and I couldn't be more thrilled about the new addition. Anyone that knows me knows that I can spend hours wandering he aisles of a Target store. And now I have one within walking distance of my home. Dreams really do come true! For months I have been driving past the former piano store, eagerly anticipating the opening of Target Burbank West. Admittedly, I had wondered how they were going to make it work. From the outside it looked like such a small space. Regardless, I couldn't wait to see it from the inside. 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Do I Need Nike SF AF-1s?

I'm a big time window shopper. I fill my online (and sometimes real life) shopping baskets with all of the wonderful things my heart desires but my wallet laughs at. So lets play a little game called What's in My Basket! It's interactive. You can be my virtual voice of reason and tell me why I really don't (or do) need said item. It'll be fun, I promise.



I've had boxing gloves for about a decade and they're finally starting to fall apart. So, technically, this is a need rather than a want. But I'd like something with a bit more personality to replace my pink Proforce gloves that won't break the bank. I found these floral 12 ounce gloves online for $26.99 which is about what I paid for my other pair. I'm fairly certain no one in my class will have a pair like these which is a major selling point. I'm also pretty sure my 12 year old won't try to steal them. 

Friday, March 30, 2018

What's Hoppening Easter Weekend in LA

It's Easter weekend and if you're anything like me, you've procrastinated on making plans for Easter brunch and/or egg hunts and are now scrambling to find something festive to do this weekend. No worries! I've got you. I've compiled a list of the best Easter brunches and egg hunts in and around the L.A. area. Some of which have been booked for a few weeks now but may be accommodating walk-ins or may have a waiting list they can add you to, so definitely give them a call:

The Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch