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Salt Dough Ornament Craft

Salt Dough Ornament Crafts will make family night loads of fun. Christmas is a very fun holiday for dusting off your rolling pin and the cookie cutters. This season, my family and I made salt dough ornaments for our school classroom, family, and  friends. If you are like me, then you will enjoy giving away these beautiful handmade gifts. I feel that handmade gifts are made with love and help inspire others to love a little more.  We had lots of fun making this craft on a Saturday afternoon. I have to say that I baked the ornaments ahead of time to make it more enjoyable. I suggest you do the same to enjoy the painting part. By the way, save this recipe for Valentine's day because you can use it to make heart shaped gifts for the ones you love. Enjoy the holidays and share your love with these cute handmade ornaments. Ingredients: 4 cups of flour 1 cup of Salt 1 ½ cups of warm water Additional things you will need Rolling pin 1 cup of fl

Handball and Dodgeball Birthday Party!

Handball and Dodgeball birthday party and one tournament for my December baby. Sports theme birthday party for boys is always a fun adventure to put on. Read the story of how it all came together through the eyes of Field Trip Dad. It happened.  Our children are growing up fast.  Alma and I are running out of themes for birthday parties.  It is becoming difficult to plan a unique and creative event.  Over the last year or so, our kids have spiked and bounced their way through 3 rubber handballs, better known as a dodge ball.  Our boys play handball daily with their friends at school and it seems that the sport that my wife and I grew up with has re-emerged and morphed into an exciting game with plenty of new spins and a variety of added rules.  When we asked our son what kind of party he wanted, he quickly said, "Let's have a handball party." In my search for information to create the over the top Bosek Family birthday party as we strive to do for our kids, I fo

New Year's at Knott's Berry Farm family tradition.

Welcome in the New Year at Knott's Berry Farm with your family. The park will be filled with live entertainment and fireworks to bring in the New Year. Simply park your car and walk to the entrance to have a full day of festivities. There is no need to drive too far to have the best holiday fun ever. Up to late, drive to long? No worries, you can stay at the Knotts Berry Farm Hotel just a short walk in the park and enjoy a late night of dancing, riding roller coasters and fireworks. It is really the best way to enjoy bringing in the New Year. My family and I make it out to the New Year's celebration every year as part of our family tradition. Family traditions are very important part of building lasting memories and creating bonds with your kids and the rest of the family. It is also a great time to show your kids that you have a fun side and understand that play time is important too. I recommend that you come and play at Knott's Berry Farm with your family and fr

Heirloom and Hardware custom furniture boutique.

I want to introduce you to custom furniture through Heirloom and Hardware .  They are a great store where you can find furniture that inspires you. The inspiration comes from the owners husband-and-wife team Joseph and Jessica D’Ambra, and sibling Jennifer, who create each piece with passion for home furniture.   Heirloom and Hardware has been selling   custom furniture since 2011.   They have a new store at 2930 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 in the LAB shopping center. We were recently invited to their grand opening.   Dorian Gomez filled in for me and was my eyes and ears on this special night.   He called me and revealed his thoughts on the store with me. Dorian: ”Their love for turning something vintage into something classic is evident the minute you walk in the door of their store. Me:   What feeling did you get from the place? Dorian: The shop owners really love their craft of making furniture.   They travel to Europe to find one of a kind piece

Copper Fit Compression Knee Sleeve

Copper Fit Infused Compression Garments is a uni-sex compression sleeve used to help with easier joint movement and pain relief.  Several months back, the kind staff from Copper Fit and Idea Village sent Field Trip Dad the gift of pain management and relief in which I gladly was willing to try.  Field Trip Mom.com was sent a compression knee sleeve in exchange for this blog post.  All opinions and comments are my own and we did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. Copper Fit compression sleeves infuses copper ions during the manufacturing process which will not easily wash or wear out of the garment even through several washings.  Copper is a natural mineral, environmentally friendly and a required nutrient in our present ecosystem.  For thousands of years, ancient Aztecs, Romans and Egyptians have used copper for many benefits according to Gregor Grass, Christopher Rensing and Marc Solioz in their book Metallic Copper as an Antimicrobial Surface. Applied Envir

Penguins of Madagascar + one giveaway to Aquarium of the Pacific

Penguins of Madagascar the Movie is coming today Wednesday November 26th, 2014.  My family is excited to see this holiday comedy. Keep reading to find how you can win Aquarium of the Pacific Ticket and make this a fun educational experience. Take a peek at the funny trailer: To get you field tripping and keep you in the penguin spirit enter for a chance to win (4) tickets to the Aquarium of the pacific in Long Beach, CA. Contributor Beth Vance reviews Penguins of Madagascar: This is an entertaining movie for all ages.  The opening sequence parodies the penguin documentaries, watching the endless line of penguins marching across the frozen tundra.  Three penguins (Skipper, Kowalski and Rico) break the routine and step out of line to rescue a penguin egg, which then hatches  into a baby penguin they name Private.  Flash forward a few years, and the four penguins are masters of espionage, with lots of slapstick (high one instead of high five) humor to go along.  There was nonst

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. 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

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. 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

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 setti

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

It's been raining and we can't go outside. Well, we don't really like to drive in the rain because of the traffic and well, the rain.  What to do for a field trip? Hmmm...Virtual Field Trips, Live Webcam Feeds and Online Tours can help.  We usually grab candy, popcorn and a spot on our couch to watch and explore. However, we have found an aquarium, several museums, a volcano and a zoo who share their facility online for the purpose of educational fun.  We are sharing a list of online tours, virtual field trips and webcams that can bring you fun and joy this winter season.  Stay warm and cozy while going on a field trip....from your couch.  Animal Plant Shark Webcam  http://www.apl.tv/sharks.htm 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 Italy - Museo Galileo - Visit Leonardo Da Vinci paintings and writings.  http://ww

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. 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. 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 celebrat

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. 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. 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 res