My Mid-Life Crisis – Wardrobe Project @DownEastBasics


Now that I’ve hit that “BIG 40”, a few of my friends have been giving me a hard time about my typical attire – “T”-Shirt & Jeans.  Hey, they are fun AND comfortable and since I’m a stay at home mom, who really cares what I wear, right?  There are even some days I sneak out to drop off the kids at school in yoga pants, tanks and a sweatshirt because I will squeeze in a Zumba class before heading home.

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Me Time at Lotus Salon & Spa | @Lotussalonandsp

As a mom, it is important to have a little “ME” time.  When I get the chance, I really enjoy hanging out with girlfriends, just for some fun adult conversation.  This week, I had the opportunity to do just that. This week, the Lotus Salon and Spa in Costa Mesa hosted an Open House.  Guests …

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$25 Tickets for Wicked Available Now @SegerstromArts #Wicked

I’m so excited that one of my favorite musicals is coming to Segerstrom Center For The Arts!  Wicked starts today (February 20th) through March 17th.   Why not plan a girls night or date night and see this fabulous show! Photo Credits: Segerstrom Center Want to know how to get discount tickets?  Segerstrom Center Box …

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UltraLuxe Popcorn Pass Raises Funds for The MS Society @mssociety @UltraStarMovies

As a family we love movies, kid movies, date night movies, whenever we get the chance, it is the perfect outing.  One of our local theaters: UltraLuxe Anaheim GardenWalk  is now offering a SPECIAL DEAL!!!A Popcorn Pass Card, which gives movie fans a free regular sized popcorn (once a day-all year long) is $25. With …

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Night Out To See Warhorse

Tonight, I am super excited to attend the Tony Award® winning show WAR HORSE at  Segerstrom Center for the Arts.  I just saw the movie over the weekend and LOVED it!  If you haven’t seen it, it is a great rental  – try Netflix or Showtime.  Follow me on twitter tonight as I tweet about the show!  @ToddlerTrails


I’m really looking forward to learning more about the magnificent “Joey” puppet created by Handspring Puppet Company, see behind-the-scenes footage featuring Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones – puppet designers for WAR HORSE, try my hand at operating a puppet created in the style of “Young Joey” and learn from an American WWI soldier about what life might have been like during “The War to End all Wars.”  They will even have WWI artifacts and uniforms on display.

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The Outlets At Orange

Every now and then mom just needs a night out with the girls, so when I received an email that The Outlets At Orange was having a Tweet Up, I grabbed my phone and was out the door! Who doesn’t love fashion, food and girlie time?   Well The Outlets At Orange provided just that! …

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Won’t Back Down – Movie Preview

This week I had the opportunity to pre-screen a really inspiring movie, “Won’t Back Down“.  This Fox Studios film featuring Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Holly Hunter opens in local theaters on September 28th.  Based on actual events, the film follows two determined mothers looking to transform their children’s failing inner-city school, and how they …

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