Archives for January 12, 2018

National Hot Tea Day is today! Celebrate with the Tea Council of the USA! Special Giveaway Opportunity!

In honor of the beloved beverage and celebration of National Hot Tea Month (January!), the Tea Council of the USA has launched the second annual #IndividualiTEA Photo Sharing Sweepstakes , to give tea lovers across the nation an opportunity to win $500 and a year’s supply of tea.

Now, how cool does that sound?

Entering is SO EASY: simply post a photo, video or explanation of the unique ways, times, and places you like to enjoy your favorite tea – specifically black, green, white or oolong – on Twitter with the hashtag #IndividualiTEA and tag @TeaCouncil for a chance to win!

We have also teamed up with the Tea Council of the USA for a special Giveaway! I received an amazing beauTEAful basket filled with goodies and tea and I just love it! You can also win your own amazing beauTEAful basket filled with goodies and tea! I love the variety of teas and there are also some delicious cookies!


To enter leave a comment below telling us your favorite type of tea! Mine is flavored black tea! One winner will win! Deadline to enter is January 18th, 2018 at noon PST. U.S. Residents only, please. One winner will randomly be selected via

Self Disclosure: I received a free beauTEAful basket filled with goodies and tea to facilitate this post and giveaway. The Top photo was also provided. 

Cal Water H2O Challenge for Classrooms and Individuals is a great way to learn to conserve water!

Do you know how important it is to conserve water? It’s truly important that all of us in California conserve water! Cal Water H2O Challenge is a great way to teach kids how to care for water. It’s also a free program and there is a Classroom Challenge and Individual Challenge. I just love how this is a great way for children in grades 4th-6th to learn about conservation. The Cal Water H2O Challenge’s Classroom Challenge is a project-based environment-focused competition for classrooms and is designed in conjunction with NAAEE. the WestEd K-12 Alliance, and Cal Water.

The Cal Water H20 Challenges Individual Challenge is really cool! I love how kids can be creative! The Challenge is a media competition for Individual students. They can submit their original artwork, videos or photos that are focused on caring for water. This one is open to grades 4th-12th who live in So Cal water service areas. There are some pretty great prizes too!

Find out more at

Self Disclosure: I participated in a Moms Meet sponsored posting. Compensation was received to post.

Ben Franklin’s Electric Birthday Celebration January 20th, 2018

Celebrate the 312th birthday of our Founding Father Benjamin Franklin at The International Printing Museum!  Highlights of the day include two special presentations by the good Doctor himself detailing his life and accomplishments.  One family friendly show at 11 am and an adults only version at 1 pm.  Both shows will be followed by a visit from some of Benjamin’s Revolutionary friends like George Washington and Madame Brillon from the French court.  Attendees of both shows are invited at 2:15 pm to a special Q & A session with all the Revolutionary personalities about their lives and times.

Enjoy refreshments and birthday cake with Dr. Franklin, print your own historical keepsakes on the Museum’s antique presses, book bind a special book of Franklin quotes and take special tours of the Museums collection!


You may purchase your tickets by calling the Printing Museum at (310) 515-7166 or visiting our website at


The event runs from 10am-4pm on Saturday January 20th.  Guests may purchase tickets for the 11am family friendly show or the 1 pm adult only show.  Performance reservations are highly recommended as we have a limited number of seats in our theater.


General admission is $12 for adults and $10 for Students & Seniors. Kids 5 and under free.

Credit: The International Printing Museum.