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Whale Watching season at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

It is whale watching season here in Southern California.  As the Gray Whales migrate south for the winter, they swim through Southern California on their annual trip to the lagoons of Mexico.   Harbor Breeze Yacht Charters and Cruises  is partnering with Aquarium of the Pacific to offer the best whale watching experience.  We have been part of this unique travel adventure for years and want to share the beauty and splendor with you.  Recently, our family was able to ride along with the Harbor Breeze crew and Aquarium of the Pacific whale experts.  The family memories we created on this trip will be forever remembered.  We suggest you schedule your trip with Harbor Breeze and create your own amazing memories as well.  (Disclaimer: Sponsored post. All thoughts and ideas are all my own.) Watch the video to find our more.... We were extremely lucky to see grey whales in their natural habitat on our trip. As we sailed and encountered the gentle giants, the crew shared valuable info

8 Family Health Tips when on a family field trip.

Going out to have a fun family field trip is a great way to bond and enjoy some fun together.  However, going to public places can be hazardous to your health causing all sorts of health related illnesses.  From viruses to bacterias including strep, staphylococcus, mononucleosis, flu, e-coli, bed bugs and even fecal matter, there are a host of germs that can negatively impact your family.  The good news is even though cleanliness at your favorite field trip location may not be up to your standards you have at home, there are things a family can do to protect themselves. We want nothing more than to provide your family with great tips to help your family stay safe, healthy and happy while out on your adventures.  Let's take a look at some things to think about. We are huge movie fans and enjoy our time together at the movie theater.  As we walk in, you can hear popping echoing through the lobby as the smell of buttery, salty goodness of the popcorn as it rushes through your nos

How to Make the Perfect Smoothie.

The holidays are over and we were filling a little sluggish with all of the heavy holiday foods. To start off the New Year, we created the perfect, delicious and nutritious smoothie that you can easily make at home for your entire family. To get us back on track, we started with Green Valley Organics Kefier Blueberry Pomegranate Acai Lactose Free Drink . This product is amazing by itself, our favorites so far are the Strawberry Banana Kale and the Blueberry Pomegranate Acai Diary Drinks. Their organic diary product is made with 100% fresh organic milk from local Certified Humane diaries, is lactose and gluten free, kosher certified, and contains 10 live and active cultures. This weekend we were looking for a mid-morning snack and decided to create smoothie treats. Our smoothie recipe is a fraction of the cost of those popular smoothie shops  and your kids are going to love it!  It is loaded with vitamins, fiber and antioxidants.  It will fill your loved ones up and give them a

Crayon Craft: Make Hello Kitty & Lego crayons!

Make a regular day into a fantastic, fun day with silicone molds and your extra crayons.  Handmade Hello Kitty & Lego Crayons for Valentine's Day is easy.  All you need is a few supplies in which you may already have at home. Re- purposing crayons by melting them into cute designs is also Earth friendly. Before starting this project, we suggest you purchase the Hello Kitty and Lego Molds. We bought our silicone molds on Amazon and it was delivered within 5 days. You may purchase other similar style silicone molds at your local craft stores such as Hobby Lobby , Michael's Craft or Jo-Anns in the baking section. Target  may carry similar molds in their baking section. Please note, you must make sure the molds can withstand oven temperatures so make sure they state "Oven Safe".   Supplies: Crayons, silicone molds, baking sheet, hot pads and an oven.  Step One: Separate your crayons by color or the color combination you want your crayon to take shape.  

Norm of the North.

What happens when a polar bear and his three Lemming friends decide to go to New York City to stop a land developer from destroying their home?  Coming January 15th, 2016, Norm of the North movie is showing in theatres nationwide and our kids are excited to view it.  As movie goers, we usually do crafts or something fun related to the topic at hand.  This time we are doing a Polar Bear science experiment and a Polar Bear drawing. Continue reading to find fun activities that will inspire you to love Polar Bears . We drew our best "polar bear" art! We used crayons, pencils and our imagination to make our best Polar Bear pictures!  We discussed polar bear facts and made a fun educational game out of it.   Did you know that Polar Bears:  In the wild, polar bears live an average of 15 to 18 years, although biologists have tagged a few bears in their early 30s. In captivity, some long-lived bears reach their mid- to late 30s. Debby, a captive bear in Canada, lived

Handmade paper flowers that will inspire love!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  Why not make beautiful paper flowers for the person you love and watch them get inspired by your craft.  A few months back, we had the opportunity to make two dozen paper flowers that we gave away.  The kids were amazed how paper, a stapler and scissors created some beautiful large bouquets of flowers.  The adults that received them asked where we bought them?  When they heard they were handmade by us their hearts melted and were extremely thankful.  Supplies you will need: Card stock paper - We used Reflections purchased from Joann's Fabric and Craft store.  Buy several different colors of paper. We used size 8 1/2 x 11 inches.   Sharp Scissors Staplers Tape  Ruler Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks. Instructions: First, decide how big you want your flower to become.  Then cut the petals different sizes into tear drop shapes.  Your first flower will be a tester as it will become easier the more you make. We made thre