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Wordless Wednesday - El Santuario De Chimayo #HolyPlace #miracles

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Mosquito Bites, Diagnosis and Tips for the Family

 CDC Photo Warning to California residents....Please see the report by NBC News today as related to this post! Mosquitoes!  Those pesky little bugs lurking to cause summer time irritation.  Most commonly found in the moist or heavily water populated areas of the world.  For the US, you are more likely to encounter mosquitoes in the Midwest, Southeast, Northeast or areas with heavy concentrations of long standing water.    Mosquitoes are produced when the fertilized eggs are laid in standing water where they will hatch and grow into water organisms that feed from the algae in the water.  Once matured, the mosquito grows wings and is ready for flight, living in moist, tall grasses and water areas.  Male mosquitoes are only good for mating, which typically occurs immediately upon maturity.  Once the male has found a female, they typically only live a few hours after mating.   The female mosquitoes are the culprit for biting humans and animal

Annual Community Garage Sale - Lake Forest, CA 92630

  Lake Forest, California will be hosting it's largest community Garage sale on July 27- July 28th. Imagine blocks and blocks of people selling their gently used items. This garage sale is so popular that people come from as far away as San Diego to shop. The neighbors are so friendly they sell their homemade egg rolls, tacos and tamales. Shopping and food are two of the things to do at this garage sale. This only happens once a year, so if you are in the area stop by.  Wear comfortable shoes, because there is lots of walking to do and lots to see. The major cross streets are Trabuco Road and El Toro Road.   The streets that will be hosting the garage sale are Auburn Dale Drive, Chapel Hill, Dartmouth, Foxborough, Heatherow, Marylhurst, Revere, Rockford, Toledo, Westover and Williamsburg streets.  Near Cherry Park, Lake Forest, Ca 92630. Placement on map is approximate Get directions Disclaimer: This is a personal blog. All thoughts and opinions are all my own.

The Children's Place Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel Bash

WHAT: The Children ’s PLACE Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel Bash WHEN: Saturday, July 27 th 12:00pm to 2:00pm   WHERE: Farmers Market 110 South Fairfax Avenue Los Angeles , CA 9003 If you are in Los Angeles you don't want to miss this great opportunity. The Children's Place at the Farmer's Market invites you to come and have fun with them this Saturday . The first 50 attendees to arrive on Saturday will have the opportunity to meet the show’s creators , Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, and take home a one-of-a-kind hand drawn illustration . All guests will be treated to an energetic Radio Disney sponsored dance party, and will get to meet Phineas, Ferb and Perry the Platypus. Come ready to have a great time and dance the day away.    The Children's place is a great place to find back to school clothing and accessories. Sign-up for sales alerts and special offers on their website. Don't live in California. No problem, you can

Petrified Forest National Park

It was a Sunday Morning when we drove past the sign that read "Petrified Forest National Park".  We were running behind schedule on our road trip, when we decided to make a U-Turn back to the National Park.  There was a long drive ahead of us to Minnesota, so stopping to see the stone trees was not the best idea. Our c uriosity was much stronger than our common sense. So there we went to see what a Petrified Forest looked like and why was it named as such. Fossilized remains are Petrified trees. They are a piece of history telling a story of how life changed over 218 million years ago. Camping here is the best way to learn about the park and all it has to offer. The park is approximately  218,533 acres that requires days to really see the entire beauty of the forest. We only had 30 minutes, so we walked around the visitor center. Unfortunately, it was closed when we arrived however the park did not disappoint as we still got to touch and see Petrified Trees. These ston

Wordless Wednesday - #RoadTrip #UnitedStates #rainbow


Meteor Crater Visitor Center - Arizona Roadtrip

The Grand Canyon visit was short but educational and inspirational.  We left the Grand Canyon and headed East towards New Mexico. On our way to our destination, we came across the Meteor Crater Visitor Center off Interstate 40, Exit 233. We were informed of the destination by the posted signs and billboards on the side of the road.  One of the signs read, "Meteor Crater National Landmark 6 miles", curiosity got the best of us.  It was only 6 miles to the National Landmark!  This totally grabbed our curiosity so we ended up driving up the road to meet up with the curiosity. None of us had ever heard of this place before our visit. Besides how often do we get the chance to see a meteor crater?  We had to climb a small driveway up to the visitor center. The crater is in the middle of the AZ desert with little around but some cattle on nearby ranches.   As you can see there is nothing else nearby for miles other than sky and ground.   Walking out of the visitor c

Grand Canyon National Park - Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 Roadtrip

Can you say "Road Trip!" We drove through several states in (17) seventeen days. Our first stop was the Grand Canyon in Arizona. This is a Great American National Park, which holds lots of history and stories. We parked in the South Rim area near the Visitor's Center to take a  peek at the famous Grand Canyon.   As we walked towards the edge, we could see why the Grand Canyon is famous. Looking into the crowd we could see people from other countries who had  traveled from Europe, Asia and Latin America to breathe in the Grand Canyon air. Standing near the edge, we heard people gasp and point. We heard people being surprised by the length and depth of it. Pictures do not tell the whole story. This natural beauty requires a visit to see how vast and beautiful it is in real time. There we were standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon, watching in amazement of how tiny we really are in this world. The experience opened a family discussion of why, how and when did t

Travel Size Peace Soap - #KissMyFace

  If you follow me on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter you will know that I am on a road trip with my family.  We are driving through the heartland of the United States on our way to the grandparents.  On our road trip, we could only take a few things because we did not have much room in our suitcases.  One of the items we packed were these samples of travel soaps we  received from Kiss My Face.   These soaps are 100% castile.  According to , castile soap is a type of soap made from olive oil in a style similar to the origins of the Castile region of Spain.  Benefits from castile soaps are that they protect the skin from the potentially harmful chemicals in some commercial soaps today as they are all natural.  Additionally, they are biodegradable, which is better for the environment and all types of sewer systems.   The soaps were small enough that they did not take lots of space.  They are perfect size for airline travel as they easily fit the TSA approved liquids

Field Trip Mom Family goes on a road trip. #Travel

  This summer we decided to take a road trip to visit family in Minnesota.  We wanted to see the heartland of the United States and all the beauty it has to offer.  So far, we have visited Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wyoming.  We have been sharing a few of our moments through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  If you follow Field Trip Mom on Social Media, you already know that we have been to several places across the nation.  However, if you learning about our travels for the first time, we will catch you up with our posts by the end of this month.  In the meantime, here are a few pictures.       Located in Arizona, we visited the Meteor Crater on our road trip.  It is located off highway 40 with no other business other than a gas station nearby.  The crater is in a very remote place but worth visiting.     El Santuario de Chimayo was next on our must see.  It is tucked away in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  This is an amazi

SEE Selective Eyewear Elements - New Store Newport Beach Fashion Island

  Gorgeous eye wear and sunglasses are important to me.  My son's and I wear them everyday with everything we do.  I personally have several pairs to go with different outfits.  My kids don't worry about their eye wear matching their outfit however they concerned with their eye wear being comfortable and fun.   We had a chance to visit the SEE store located at the Newport Beach Fashion Island shopping center a few weeks back.  The selection of eye wear was new and fresh.  They had styles made in different countries including Germany, Japan, Italy and many others.  There were lots of choices and many great designs.  The prices were reasonable however it really depends on the design you choose.  SEE carries some sunglasses for as little as $99.00 a pair.     They carry a children's selection with bright colors and fun styles.  My kids loved the designs and they had lots of fun trying on all of them.  The clerks were very helpful and friendly.    

Giga Savvy and Chuck Jones Center for Creativity Website Launch Private Event

"The rules are simple. Take your work, but never yourself, seriously. Pour in the love and whatever skill you have, and it will come out.” Chuck Jones Academy award winner and artist.     On June 25 th ,2013 I attended the website launch party for Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. The launch event brought a great surprise, “The Blackwing writing instrument” by Palomino. Together Chuck Jones Center for Creativity and Palomino hosted a wonderful event along with Giga Savvy who is responsible for their new great looking website. It was truly an honor to learn about "The Blackwing Experience" on this evening. This writing instrument has a rich history and a life of ups and downs. The pencil had been in production for over 60 years by Edberhard Faber Co. (U.S.A.)    before it was discontinued in 1998. The history of the Blackwing is filled with great artists like Chuck Jones, John Steinbeck, Quincy Jones and perhaps even John Lennon.  The story of The Blackwin

Discovery Science Center - Lego Castle Adventure and Da Vinci Jr.

  Award winning Discovery Science Center has two exhibits that are a must see and do this summer. The Lego Castle Adventure and Da Vinci Jr. Inventors Wanted exhibits are amazing.  On a recent visit to the Discovery Science Center, my family and I got to experience first hand the fun activities at the DSC (Discovery Science Center).  We started with the Lego's and Knights in front of the castle. There, my family and I got to build many things with Lego's.  We played together by making Lego castles.  It was so much fun building as a family.   Then we headed over to put on Knight clothing and play pretend. Inside the Lego Castle there is a box of Middle Ages costumes for kids.  My kids tried a few of the costumes and pretended to be the King of the Lego Castle .  As they were playing, they were laughing and having fun pretending.  The whole experience inside the Castle is to promote imagination and creativity.  It completely opens the mind to imagine the Middle ages

My temporary office. #fieldtripmom

I have always wanted an office with a view. I get to have one this week. I am completely inspired.  Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” ― Emily Dickinson