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Field Trip Mom - Sharing my story with you.

Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. I hope you will continue to follows us on our journey.  Best regards, Alma - Field Trip Mom  

How to make a succulent terrarium.

Mother's Day is just around the corner and a homemade terrarium will be the perfect gift for her.  First, you will have to buy a few items that can be found at a local gardening store or you can look at your local Target store.  Let's start with the tools and materials you will need. Materials needed:  Glass Container Potting Soil for Succulents Gardening Charcoal Small Rocks  Various Succulent Plant Clippings Dry Moss  Small Decorations  How to get started: 1. Start with a medium size glass container. You can use a recycled pickle jar similar to the kind you find at Costco or even a clear vase.  I found the most popular jar for this craft is a medium size fish bowl.  I suggest you look around your kitchen cabinet first and recycle instead of buy.  Really any medium size glass jar will do.  2. Once you have your glass container, you will need to add small pebbles or rocks.  The rocks will help with drainage preventing the roots from rotting.

The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California. #fieldtrip

The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California make flower growing look easy.  They have been planting and growing Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers on a 50 Acre lot for 85 years. Over the years, they have produced 10 million flowers.  Only a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, this flower farm is beautiful to experience. The farm has several different attractions that are full of color such as the American Flag made from Flowers, the Sweet Pea Flower Maze, The Artist Garden, Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse and the Historic Poinsettia Display.  Other fun attractions that many will enjoy include the Antique Tractor Wagon ride and the Carlsbad Mining activity for the kids. On this visit, we started our tour with a tractor ride.  For an additional fee, we rode the entire field listening to fun facts about the farm.  It felt adventurous to just sit back and take in the view of all of the flowers with a beautiful Pacific Ocean back drop all at the same time.  After our tractor ride, we hea

Boysenberry Festival Ends April 12th at Knott's Berry Farm

We had the best time at Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival. The food was amazing and the shows were fun and exciting. My family and I made some fun memories at the festival as well as tried new foods. The experience was one we won't soon forget. Let me share with you a few of our moments.  Wine and Craft Brew Garden, located inside of Ghost Town’s Wilderness Dance Hall, sold an assortment of wine and craft brew labels, in addition to a variety of boysenberry inspired gourmet food. My favorite drink was the Boysenberry punch with fresh fruit and yummy crackers.  The Boysenberry ICEE Float was delicious after a hot day at the park. I had two to cool myself down. Hubby had one and the kids shared one. Did I mention I loved the ICEE float!  Deep fried Alligator with a Boysenberry  aioli  made for a hungry family of four was just right. After going on several rides we decided to stop and taste the other, other white meat. It tasted just like chicken!

I Heart Orange County, California. #IheartOC

In celebration of their 25th anniversary, The  Orange County Community Foundation is asking everyone in your community for help in raising funds that will benefit over 350 local charities.  Their goal is to raise $2 million dollars for Orange County non-profit organizations in a 30 hour period.   The hope is to  inspire our community to come together with an extra-mile of giving in support of the exemplary work of local nonprofits.  Giving Day starts on Tuesday, April 21 at 6 a.m. through Wednesday, April 22 at noon. There is a  minimum donation of $25.00 dollars, however there is no maximum donation. You may also give to multiple non-profit organizations of your choice. All donations are tax deductible via a secure site at . To help you spread the word about this amazing event. OCCF has added a giveaway that anyone can enter for a chance to win $150.00 to grant to your favorite non-profit charity. Contest runs until April 20th, 2015 at 8:00 am. There is (4) ways

Tart Cherries the super fruit!

Cheribundi sent us samples of their delicious Tart cherry juice a few weeks back to try. What I found when I read about this SUPER FRUIT was that it adds great benefits to one's  health. For example, Tart Cherries have been known to be Super Fruits packed with antioxidants. This red delicious fruit is a natural sleeping aid because it contains melatonin. Consuming tart cherries also may help reduce inflammation in the body. While Cherries can be found only in the summer in Southern California.   The juice Cheribundi is available all year round. My Opinion: I have been drinking and cooking with it for the past 5 days. So far, it has helped me feel energized. I consume one throughout the day. The best part is there are no seeds to deal with or big messes! I have made frozen smoothies and Ice Tea drinks. The other day I tried to add it to my chicken BBQ marinate, but the kids accidentally drank the last of the Cheribundi juice. It turns out this juice is a favori