Featured SoCal Events and Services

Casting for upcoming events @ The International Printing Museum 8/9/14

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  Casting CALL for Local South Bay Non-Union Actors, Musicians and Technicians (Lite & Sound)                                        Kids welcome too...!                         SAT. Aug. 9th 2014 9:30 am-2:30  pm                               The Printing Museum's "Luddite Players" Upcoming … [Read More...]

Free and low-cost crafting events at Michaels this August

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Michaels, North America's largest arts and crafts retailer, will offer free and low-cost in-store crafting events for adults and children throughout the month of August, including Free Family Craft Time where kids can make a Duck Tape® picture frame for free. FREE EVENTS   DIY Day – Elmer’s® Cork Memo Board Saturday Aug. 9 │1-4 p.m. Create a custom cork memo board to keep track of … [Read More...]

McKenna’s Tea Cottage for Tea! Charming place to have Tea in Seal Beach

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   McKenna's Tea Cottage is known as the #1 tea Room in Orange County and is a top seller on Groupon. It is a family run business and is located in Old Town Seal beach at 810 Electric Ave. My Mother-in-law and I recently had the opportunity to go for tea and review McKenna's Tea Cottage. They have a variety of menu items including Tea for kids.  We happily tried the Queen Mum's Tea which … [Read More...]

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SoCal City Kids News

How have you or your child participated in giving back to your community lately? Help save Music in a school through shopping on Schoola!

I seriously have been thinking about teaching my child how to give back to the community. We will be attending a Clean up the Beach Day next month. I worked at a non-profit for years before I started homeschooling my son and so helping others is very important to me! Are there ways that you give back to the community? We would love to hear all about them! http://youtu.be/66LmeyVGqoo  Music is … [Read More...]

Old Navy Set To Sail Into The Shope At Montebello Clothing Retailer to Open for the Holiday Season

Simon’s The Shops at Montebello is preparing to welcome global apparel and accessories brand Old Navy as it drops anchor just in time for the holiday season.   Launched in 1994, Old Navy brings fun, fashion and value, with on-trend apparel and basics for the whole family. The 15,314-square-foot store will be located on the center’s upper level near Macy's, and will offer families even … [Read More...]

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The Cheesiest

Regal Cinemas is hosting a cheesy selfie contest on Twitter and Instagram. The contest is encouraging people to post or hashtag the cheesiest selfie they can come up with. The winner gets flown to Hollywood for a weekend of royal treatment. Also for this leg of the contest Regal is giving away free nachos when you submit a selfie, even if they run out of the nachos you can snag a $2 off … [Read More...]

Featured Products

AKVIS OilPaint

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Are you looking for a fun and creative way to make your photos look like oil paintings? AKVIS OilPaint  is a fun an easy photo to painting software. What I like the most about it is that it is quite easy to do. I like that it is not so complicated that kids can also do this without a lot of help. It's just a lot of fun! We plan to use this during homeschool this year for Art time. We're … [Read More...]

ScarAway Daily Discs to fade away those scars!

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    Do you have scars and want to make them fade? ScarAway is the answer you may be looking for. I recently received samples to try out and I do believe one of my scars has faded. My husband is also using them and the scars haven't gone away but they do seem to be fading. There are the ScarAway Silicone Daily Discs and the ScarAway Flex Long Sheets so they are perfect for different size scars. … [Read More...]

SodaStream mocktail recipes for your baby shower! SoadStream Great for Baby Showers and anytime of the year!

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IT’S BABY SHOWER SEASON! Here are few “MOCKTAIL” recipes from SodaStream to help celebrate! Courtesy of SodaStream!   Rock-a-bye baby, in mommy’s tummy When the wind blows, the tummy will rock When the mommy drinks a mock-tail, the baby will dance And after the baby shower, sleep will come mommy, with presents and all Pink Grapefruit Preggatini SodaStream Diet Pink … [Read More...]

Put that baby down and feed yourself Mama!

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The baby is finally here! The sleepless nights, and extreme exhaustion have all began to sink in. This is a time that you are putting so much work in to take care of your precious bundle of joy and you are absolutely sure you have never worked harder. All of this is completely worth it when you lay eyes on your little one, however now is a time when you need to remember to take care or yourself … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Piczzle – Your special puzzle with your own photo

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If you are looking for a great personalized gift for someone, Piczzle is a great idea! My son had the chance to personalize a puzzle and he quickly created one of our Cat Titan. It was so easy and quick to create on their website and shipping was quick too! It was a small puzzle so it was quite easy for my 10 year old son to put together. I do like the quality of the puzzle and it should last a … [Read More...]

Word Up! WordGirl Season 7 Kicks-Off August 4 on PBS KIDS! Giveaway Opportunity!

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"Worrrrd up!" Get ready to embark on electrifying, brand-new, word-fueled adventures whenWordGirl, the Emmy Award-winning animated TV series from Scholastic Media,makes its Season 7 debut, Monday, August 4, on PBS KIDS (check locallistings)! The new season begins with a week of five "brain-ier" than-ever episodes -each inviting kids to join WordGirl and her friends as they fight the"cheesy" … [Read More...]

Michael Phillip Cash Giveaway Opportunity! July 27-August 11, 2014!

You don't want to miss this one! I just discovered this Author this past year and love his books! Michael Phillip Cash is an award winning author who thus far has written seven books which include the Darracia Series. His books still rank among Amazon's best seller list.  One of the favorites among readers, is his book, Stillwell: A Haunting On Long Island. This book is an award winner … [Read More...]

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Media Reviews

Planes: Fire and Rescue – Great Entertainment for Your Youngest Viewers KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, www.kidsfirst.org

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Disney’s sequel to its successful Planes film and in this one, world-famous air racer Dusty finds a new career as a fire fighting plane. This anthropomorphic character charms us once again in a tame adventure that you can feel comfortable taking your preschoolers to. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Gerry O, age 12, comments, “What a great add-on to the series… there are a lot of great messages and a lot … [Read More...]

Au Revoir Boredom, Bonjour Playtime! Newest DVD in Award-Winning French for Kids Series On Va Jouer (Let’s Play) Available since July 8, 2014 from Whistlefritz

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Experts agree that the earlier a child is introduced to a second language, the greater the chance the child will learn to speak like a native speaker. But who says the learning process can’t be fun? It is now thanks to On Va Jouer (Let’s Play), the newest release in the award-winning French for Kids series, available on DVD since  July 8, 2014 from Whistlefritz.   Combining live action, … [Read More...]

My Little Pony Offers a Timely DVD about Friendship and Fun KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, www.kidsfirst.org

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My Little Pony is a perennial favorite with kids of a certain age and adults as well, as I discovered last year at the premiere of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls. A huge following of 20 and 30-year-olds arrived in costume to celebrate the feature film debut of this iconic series. About this DVD Gerry O, age 12, a self-proclaimed fan comments, "This collection has more than just favorite … [Read More...]

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Beauty and Fashion Corner

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New Shades of Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colours

I love the Laura Mercier’s cult-classic Caviar Stick Eye Colours ($28)!  I received samples and the colors are just amazing! Laura Mercier recently released six brand new shades of the Laura’s luxe do-it-all sticks. These convenient and versatile eye colours can be used to shadow, highlight and/or line and define. Colors such as: Copper, Moonlight and Burnished Bronze. Key … [Read More...]

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Conair 3Q – the next evolution of hair dryers

Today, Women’s Wear Daily designated the Infiniti Pro by Conair 3Q “the next evolution of hair dryers.” What is it and why is it an industry game changer? The powerful, triple benefit tool is the first brushless motor hair dryer available at mass, and is named for its three “Q” benefits: quick, quiet and quality.   Quick: The advanced brushless motor in the 3Q provides ultra-fast … [Read More...]

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African Tree of Life Brings Newest Skincare Ingredient – Nyakio Launches

Harnessing the power of vitamin-rich Baobab Oil, from the African Tree of Life, comes the newest groundbreaking skincare launch from nyakio – Firming Baobab Collection (available August 2014). Buzz-worthy Ingredient - Baobab Oil: Extracted from the velvety seeds of the Baobab fruit, which grows on large, resilient trees, referred to as the African Tree of Life, that can reach 100 feet in … [Read More...]

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Top Beauty Trends Unveiled for Dads! Updated!!! SoCal City Kids gives a thumbs up to a few of these products!!

   Another gift for Dad doesn’t have to mean a tie, book or golf shirt. Opt for a gift that will help him look and feel great! Give your readers the inside scoop on this season’s hottest beauty innovations – culled by Cosmetic Executive Women – so they can choose the perfect gift for dad.   CEW – a nonprofit professional organization with more than 6,000 executives in the beauty, … [Read More...]