Thursday, November 20, 2014

Disney on Ice - "Let's Celebrate!" Promo code included

Disney on Ice is coming this December 10, 2014 through January 4, 2015. The show will bring over 50 Disney characters from 16 favorite stories to make it a grand celebration. Contemporary music and favorite songs will make you want to get up from your seat to sing and dance. This family event is a holiday must do for people of all ages. It makes the holiday's a little brighter and festive. My family attends this once a year event to remind us that there is magic on the ice. Keep reading to find the promo code that will help you save money on a family pack.  Disclosure:  Sponsored post. All opinions and thoughts are all my own. By the way there is a chance to win (2) tickets to this great event. Just keep reading.
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L O S  A N G E L E S 
 STAPLES Center – 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90015

    Wednesday, December 10 – Sunday, December 14
Wednesday, December 10                 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 11                     7:30 PM
Friday, December 12                         11:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 13                     11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 14                       11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM 

TICKETS:     Ticket prices range from $22 – $30; $45/$50 (VIP) and $75/$80 (Front Row)*
Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office. *prices vary between weekday/weekend shows; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.

A N A H E I M
            Honda Center 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
 
Tuesday, December 16 – Sunday, December 2
Tuesday, December 16                    7:30 PM 
Wednesday, December 17               7:30 PM
Thursday, December 18                  10:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Friday, December 19                       1:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 20                   11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 21                     11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
TICKETS:    Ticket prices range from $22 – $310; $45/$50 (VIP) and $75/$80 (Front Row)*
Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or   in-person at the venue Box Office.*prices vary between weekday/weekend shows; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.  

O N T A R I O
         Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

                           Thursday, December 25 – Sunday, December 28

Thursday, December 25              6:00 PM
 Friday, December 26                 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
 Saturday, December 27              11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
 Sunday, December 28                1:00 PM & 5:00 PM 

TICKETS:    Ticket prices range from $22 – $30; $45/$50 (VIP) and $75/$80 (Front Row)*
Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office. *prices vary between weekday/weekend shows; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees. 

L O N G  B E A C H
 
Long Beach Arena 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802

                                Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – Sunday, January 4, 2015

Wednesday, December 31           4:30 PM
Thursday, January 1                     6:00 PM
Friday, January 2                         11:30 AM & 6:00 PM
Saturday, January 3                     11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, January 4                       11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

TICKETS:   Ticket prices range from $22 – $30; $45/$50 (VIP) and $75/$80 (Front Row)*Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.  *prices vary between weekday/weekend shows; tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.
Get a family four pack of tickets for $80.00 using:
PROMO CODE: MOM14 EXPIRES 1/4/15
 
Enter for a chance to win (2) tickets to Disney on Ice. Just leave a comment and tell me who is your favorite Disney character. A winner will be picked at random by November 30th, 2014. This giveaway is open to Southern California Residents 18 years or older.   

Friday, November 14, 2014

UC Irvine Health - Free Flu Shot

UC Irvine Health Medical Group is hosting an open house this Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9am to noon located: 1451 Irvine Blvd, Tustin, Ca 92780.  This is a great opportunity to meet primary care physicians, tour the new Tustin facility, get free healthy screenings and get a free flu shot. They will be hosting a drawing to win an iPad mini.
 photo 111014_primary_care_invite_Page_1_zps906bd93c.png Want to learn more about this new facility:
http://www.ucirvinehealth.org/news/2014/11/expert-primary-care-in-a-neighborhood-near-you/
 
*Free Flu shots are for kids over age 5 and it is while supplies last.
*Get Free health screenings.
*Meet the care physicians and get to know them in person.

I want to encourage you to come and meet the people in your community. Hope to see you there tomorrow.

Best regards,

Alma

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Knott's Berry Farm is hosting Christmas celebrations!

Christmas is coming! Can you believe that it’s that time of the year? The famous Beagle Santa is now on the loose at Southern California’s most loved theme park. “Knott’s Berry Farm!” Season pass holders and general admission can experience holiday events, live entertainment and festive food along with the fun theme park rides.   To help the community with shopping they offer a wonderland filled with local crafts and handmade gifts.  Let me share with you a list of activities you can expect on your next visit between November 22 through January 4, 2015. Disclosure: Sponsored post. Special Contributor for this story GigaSavvy.

Courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm


  • Catch a performance by the world famous beagle, Snoopy as he performs a brand new ice spectacular, Merry Christmas, Snoopy! His performance can be seen at the Charles M. Schulz Theatre.
  • Experience a live performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol or O. Henry’s A Gift of the Magi in an intimate setting of the historic Bird Cage Theatre.
  • When the sun sets on the Farm, Calico Stage lights up with the celebration of the season in Snoopy’s Merriest Tree Lighting. Join us for a musical, whimsical tree lighting featuring a cast of Toy Soldiers, Snowmen, Elves and America’s most famous beagle, Snoopy!
  • Over in Camp Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus and Lucy invite you to dance, sing and join in on the holiday fun in the Camp Snoopy Theatre.
  • Introduced in 2013, the Ghost Town and Calico Railroad celebrate Christmas on Engine 41. Climb aboard a vintage railcar and meet an ever-changing group of Ghost Town residents eager to share their Christmas plans and songs with you.
  • Ghost Town also celebrates of the sounds of the season with its very own Dickensian vocal quartet, Calico Carolers and interactive country Christmas blue grass quartet, the Ghost Town Miners.
Courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm
 
Remember to bring your Christmas shopping list and shop local. See you at Knott’s this holiday season. Happy Holidays.
To find out more about Knott's Berry Farm, please visit their website:
Deal alert: NEW PASSHOLDERSPurchase a 2015 Season Pass today and use it for one 2014 visit!
Hurry, this offer expires November 6.
Disclaimer: Sponsored post. A special thanks to our contributor GigaSavvy. 

Virtual field trips, WebCam and videos help to make learning fun.

Virtual field trips and live webcam feeds can help you learn and explore from home. Not only is there no expense, but you can experience it from the comfort of your own home. You can find these virtual field trips on popular museum websites, zoo's and other public educational places. Most of the virtual field trips and webcam links give you a glimpse into a specific subject and are for enhancing your current knowledge. I have been a few links I would like to share with you to help get started on your exploration journey. Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I do not have any affiliation with any of the companies.

Aquarium of the Pacific - Penguin Habitat below water:
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 590-3100
http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/penguin_habitat/penguin_cam_below



San Diego Zoo - (7) webcams to see Tigers, Apes, Koala, Panda, Polar Bear, Condor and Elephant Cam.
2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 231-1515
http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/video-more

Natural History Museum in London, UK

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD
UK
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/kids-only/naturecams/antcam/index.html

Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts
137 Warren Ave, Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-1622

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Book of Life Movie inspired me.

This week a new fun and exciting movie is coming to theatre's near you, "The Book of Life."  Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We had the opportunity to review it.
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Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
The Story:
Rated PG and Starring: Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman, Ice Cube, Danny Trejo, and more. Directed by: Jorge Gutierrez and Produced by: Guillermo Del Toro.

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A fairy tale about a boy named Manolo, who faces his fears and is forced to travel between three worlds.   The worlds he is forced to travel through are: here and now, the land of remembering and the land of the forgotten.  His goal was to be with his true love “Maria”.    In the end, Manolo realized that his biggest challenge in life was to be true to himself.  The twists and turns the movie takes open your heart to looking inside of oneself and finding forgiveness and love.  The movie has incredible vibrant colors and art that fill the movie screen with happiness and joy.  This love story celebrates life and the afterlife in a bright upbeat setting while promoting forgiveness. 
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My Opinion: The most incredible and inspiring movie for all ages is now showing, "The Book of Life."  This fictional story brings to life a Mexican tradition, "The Day of the Dead."  The subject of death is handled very carefully and with the sense that the spirit is always with us. The movie is filled with folk art that is bright and lively. The characters are wooden looking and fun to watch. The movie sound track is a blend of American and Mexican music like nothing I have ever heard before. The movie teaches, inspires and reminds us to forgive and love more. It is a must see with the entire family.  
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You can find more information on the movie by visiting Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and the official website.
 


Music:  The soundtrack to the movie is a mixture of American and Mexican music.  The music and art made this movie into an amazing piece work of art.  Our favorite song from this movie was “The Apology Song”, because it was inspiring.  Let me share with you a few of the songs that appear on the Track listing:
TRACK LISTING:
1.            Live Life – Jesse & Joy
2.            The Apology Song – La Santa Cecilia
3.            No Matter Where You Are – Us the Duo
4.            I Love You Too Much – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
5.            I Will Wait – Joe Matthews, Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
6.            Mas – Kinky 
7.            Cielito Lindo – Plácido Domingo
8.            Creep – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
9.            Can't Help Falling In Love With You – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
10.          Ecstasy Of Gold – Gustavo Santaolalla
11.          Do Ya Think I'm Sexy – Gabriel Iglesias and Gustavo Santaolalla
12.          Just A Friend – Cheech Marin and Biz Markie
13.          El Aparato /Land of the Remembering – Gustavo Santaolalla  Café Tacvba
14.          Visiting Mother – Gustavo Santaolalla
15.          The Apology Song – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
16.          No Matter Where You Are – Diego Luna, Zoë Saldana and Plácido Domingo
17.          Te Amo y Mas – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
18.          Si Puedes Perdonar – Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla
 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Del Taco Fresca Bowl * Giveaway alert

Del Taco is introducing its brand new menu items the Fresca Bowl.  The fine people at Del Taco invited the Field Trip Mom family to their local restaurant to try their new cuisine.  Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post.  We were given food items from Del Taco's restaurant in exchange for this post; we were not paid for these services but were provided food free of charge.  All thoughts and opinions are our own.

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Del Taco is offering three new Fresca Bowls, the Fire Roasted Veggie, the Pollo Asado Grilled Chicken Bowl and the Southwest Chicken and Veggie Bowl.  All of these bowls are full of incredibly fresh ingredients.  Imagine seasoned black beans, fresh Pico de Gallo salsa, freshly cooked grilled chicken, fresh grilled veggies all over a Fresca Lime Rice.

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These delicious new bowls have amazing flavor in every bite.  Portioned correctly for a single serving, they range in calorie counts from 450 to 530 calories.  A great meal that fits into everyone's dietary restrictions.  The flavors are delicious with a hint of lime flavor in the rice that isn't overpowering but enough to give a fresh flavor flare.  Served piping hot with amazing black beans and your choice of veggie, chicken or chicken and veggie then all topped with a mild Pico de Gallo salsa.
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These new Fresca bowls are only $4.00 and perfect for anytime day or night.  A filling meal that will keep you going through the busiest of days.  Head over to your local Del Taco and try the new Fresca bowls for yourself.  I am positive you will enjoy them as much as we did.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Knott's Camp Spooky

It's that time again....Head over to Knott's Berry Farms' Camp Spooky.  Whether your kids decide to dress up as a pirate, Dracula or a cowboy, the fall daytime, non-scare celebration is perfect for family members of all ages.  Let the kids take part in Snoopy's Costume Party and Parade and visit the always famous Camp Spooky with all of the new rides recently added this past summer.  This celebration is all cheer and with no fear. Disclaimer: We were invited to participate as part of media day. We did not receive any compensation for attending. All thoughts and opinions are all my own.  


 
 
Once the sunlight fades, the ghouls and goblins Un-Earth themselves into the darkness under the moonlight.  The bigger kids in the family can then get their chills from the ever so creepy Knott's Scary Farm.  The evening hours are not for the faint of heart...beware of what hides in the fog....Starting September 25th and continuing until November 1st.  Tickets are limited and typically sell out so secure your date now.

Additionally, Knott's daytime celebration is host to several great events such as Charlie Brown's NEW Halloween show where the entire family will be singing and dancing.  Next, your family can run over to the Potion Station to concoct a fun Kool Aid mixture in their very own test tube.  Head over to the Mini Monster Maze where the kids can experience an obstacle maze finding candy along the way.  Ready to enjoy the fun....pre-order your tickets online at knotts.com.  What a great way to enjoy a safe Halloween celebration allowing your children to dress up as their favorite Ninja Turtle and enjoy fabulous rides and shows.  Come on down and join the Field Trip Mom family for a day of fantastic fun at Knott's Berry Farm.


Follow the fun and post your own pictures on Instagram using the hashtag #campsnoopy! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Irvine Park Railroad's Pumpkin Patch - Giveaway

Fall is here and the pumpkin patch at the Irvine Park Railroad is now open until October 31st.  My family and I took a field trip to the park this past weekend and had a wonderful experience. Read on to find out what happened. Disclaimer: Sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are all my own.  

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Fall in California is beautiful at the Irvine Park Railroad because of the gorgeous vintage Oak Trees and the natural beauty of the surroundings.  It is such a peaceful place to play with the family.  This time of year, the park has pumpkins, rides, games and food for sale.  The park uses tickets to ride the rides and play the games.  Each ticket is $5.00 which is good for one train ride. The best deal in town is the book of 15 tickets for $60.00.  I highly recommend you buy the book if you have more than two kids.  There are free activities such as the Haunted House, Straw Maze and lots of fun photo opportunities. Kids ages 12 months or younger ride the train and hay ride for free with a paid adult admission.

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Wear your comfortable shoes and stay all day long to enjoy a list of activities such as the Train Ride, Hay Ride, Moon Bounce, John Deere Racers, Carnival Games, Cookie Decorating, Panning for Gold, Face Painting, Mini Haunted House and the Straw Maze.  Not enough for you to do, then head over to the OC Zoo which is within walking distance of the pumpkin patch.  Nearby there is a lake with hungry ducks waiting to be feed small bread crumbs.  Next to the lake, there is a bike and paddle boat rental for adventurous people.  The park has many fun things to do all year long, but fall is a favorite time to take pictures and enjoy the crisp fresh air.  Don't forget to take a jot around the stable on the pony ride.
  
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The great people of Irvine Park Railroad are sponsoring a giveaway on this blog. Enter for a chance to win One free paddle boat rental, one free bike rental and (4) railroad tickets. Must be 18 years old to enter and live in Southern California. Good luck and happy field tripping.  Find more things to do around town by visiting our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/FieldtripmomFTM
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sessions Sandwiches West Coast Deli in California

Newport Beach, California has a yummy new west coast deli called "Sessions Sandwiches". This summer, we were very excited to visited this incredible restaurant and try some of the their deli favorites.  The Banhmi Sandwich, Meddock Melee Sandwich, Hot Dog Beast, Cucumber Salad, Greatfella sandwich and Pasta Salad filled our dinner plates. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are all my own. Read on to find out more: Sessions is located at 2823 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663 and opens its doors to guests every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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On a regular day in the middle of the week, my family and I had a picnic dinner at the beach. The day was made special as the entire family enjoyed some tasty food from the Sessions menu. The food was fresh and made to order. We called ahead so it was super fast with no waiting. We grabbed our picnic dinner and headed to the beach to play and enjoy the family.
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We shared all of the items so everyone had a chance to try a little bit of everything. My favorite was the Meddock Melee Sandwich with no Guacamole and the Cucumber Salad.


The Bahn Mi sandwich is a pork and beef meatball sandwich with Sriracha aloli, pickled onions, carrots and jalapenos, fresh cilantro all loaded into a soft, fresh French roll.  The boys and my husband couldn't get enough of the Beast Hot Dog loaded with pastrami, pickled mustard seed, razor onions and cherry peppers  Add on sides like the cucumber salad with fresh cucumbers, onions, corn, cherry tomatoes all tossed in a light sweet vinegerette....DELICIOUS!!!  For more information on all of their incredible eats click on the Sessons Menu.
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As we headed to the beach to play in the sand, we took our picnic bag full of delicious deli favorites.  We sat near the pier to say good-by to the day. The kids played while my husband and I watched the sun go down. 
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This year, we will have an endless summer every time we visit Sessions Sandwich deli. You can make your summer endless too with a picnic dinner and a visit to the beach.  The Beach ball is optional. Have fun this fall with the ones you love and don't forget to field trip.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California has two baby penguins.

Baby Penguins are now playing at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. We received the chance to go on a family field trip to visit them and all of the other sea creatures. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are all my own. Scroll down to read about our latest adventure.
Did you know that penguins don't just live in the cold? They also live on the beaches of Argentina with weather that is similar to California. If you live in California, you know that it is always sunny and warm. It rarely rains and it is never below 65 degrees. Perfect weather for the baby Magellanic Penguins that just arrived at the Aquarium of the Pacific. We recently got a chance to explore their new home and see them up close along with a few other fun exhibits. 
Once we welcomed the new babies, we headed over to the shark tank, lobster exhibit and the other sea creature exhibits.  With each exhibit, we wondered how these wonderful animals survive and thrive at the aquarium.  The kids were amazed that there were so many sea creatures that come in all shapes and sizes.  The whole time, we learned about their food sources and saw first hand how they interact within the fish tanks with other types of fish, sea urchins and mammals.
We got our hands dirty while touching and learning about the Horseshoe Crab and Sea Anemones.  The Horseshoe Crab is one of the oldest living species and it's blue blood is coveted for it's health benefits.  We got to see both the Horseshoe Crab and it's blue blood.  It was eye opening for all of us. PBS has a short video on why the Horseshoe  unique blood has powerful properties valued by the biomedical industry.