One Lucky Kiddo will be the next #zulilycutie!

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Exciting News!  zulily has launched the search for their next #zulilycutie! Here at zulily, they are ALL about inspiring their fans to share the unique and special #zulilycutie in their life on social media! So, in celebration of all the cuties out there, they are hosting another contest to find their next OFFICIAL #zulilycutie (aged between 2-5 years old), who will be the face of an upcoming zulily campaign!

So, what is a #zulilycutie? It’s an adorable kid with a unique style, personality and sense of fun. Above all, they’re looking for a cutie who embodies their zulily spirit. At zulily, what makes them unique is their use of real people as models to tell a story around the products their customers love. Many of their models are everyday people like you and me, unique in all the best ways!

The winner of the #zulilycutie contest will receive:

  • A trip to zulily headquarters in Seattle, WA for a photo shoot featuring the cutie, which will be used in an upcoming zulily campaign!
  • Featured in images and posts across zulily’s social media channels!
  • A feature blog post here on The Find!
  • The opportunity to take over zulily’s Instagram account and more!

Be sure to watch the zulily social channels for updates on this exciting contest! All information, including how to enter, is available at the link below.

Contest Blog Link: http://www.zulily.com/blog/the-find/may-zulilycutie-contest/

 

Credit: zulily. I did receive some form of compensation to post. The contest is not affiliated with SoCal City Kids.

NestFresh Calls for Home Bakers’ Best Recipes During National Egg Month

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To advocate for the all-American egg during National Egg Month in May, NestFresh, one of the most innovative specialty egg products in the nation, is hosting a baking recipe contest. Calling upon home bakers nationwide to submit their best recipes, entrants will vie for the opportunity to win the grand prize of a $500 Visa gift card and a gift package filled with free product from NestFresh.

 

Throughout the campaign, select submitted recipes will “face off” weekly on the campaign’s landing page on Facebook. A final cooking demonstration onYouTube will celebrate the grand prize winner and his or her accompanying recipe.

 

Fans can enter the baking contest by entering their recipes through NestFresh on Facebook.  Recipes can be submitted during National Egg Month, from May 1 through May 31.  To learn more about NestFresh’s Second Annual Egg-cellent Baking Contest and NestFresh, visit NestFresh.com.

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More about the brand:

NestFresh was founded in 1991 when a family from Colorado wanted to create a company that reflected their views on animal welfare and sustainability. NestFresh was built upon the principle that when businesses do the right thing we all benefit, from hens to humans. We are proud that these fundamentals are still the basis of our business to this day. Today we use regional, family owned farms to produce and supply farm fresh NestFresh eggs in a local, sustainable system.

Each of our family farms is specially chosen because they share our commitment to animal welfare, stewardship of the land, and local production. To ensure that every NestFresh Egg across the country meets the high standards we started out with, each farm is inspected by auditors committed to farm animal welfare. We are committed to producing eggs that are cage free and we have increased our commitment to sustainability and humane treatment by introducing even more products such as organic, free range, pasture raised, and the first Non-GMO Project Verified Eggs.

Credit:  NestFresh. Self Disclosure: I did receive free coupons to post. 

Free Summer Reading Program from Arbordale Publishing Read around the world with free interactive ebooks

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Warmer weather and longer days say summer is near, and this year Arbordale introduces Summer Reading Around the World. This free program includes 25 interactive ebooks, a passport to reading, and the opportunity to earn hardcover books.

 

To prevent the summer slide, and give young readers the opportunity to learn about environments and habitats around the world, Arbordale has selected books that feature animals and places near and far. Learning about science and math is fun through stories, and Arbordale’s signature “For Creative Minds” section extends the themes within the story.

 

A downloadable passport magnifies the fun, and voracious readers are able to return their passport for their very own book and reading certificate. Additionally, educators and librarians can earn up to 25 free books and online access to the entire library on Arbordale’s Fun eReader® by sending in groups of passports.

 

The Fun eReader platform allows for easy access, and families on the go are able to download the books onto tablets via the Fun eReader app. Each interactive ebook includes English & Spanish text and audio with speed control, word highlighting, and some now have tappable animal sounds.

 

Perfect for a rainy day or community programs, Arbordale has included special bingo cards, crafts, and activities for download. New activities will be added throughout the summer via the publisher’s social media channels @ArbordaleKids.

 

The free ebook access is available through the Summer Reading site at Arbordale Publishing (www.arbordalepublishing.com/SummerReading.php). Parents, educators and librarians will find passport instructions and submission information with details to redeem the passports for free books. Questions about the program can be sent toinfo@arbordalepublishing.com.

 

More About Arbordale:

Arbordale is on a mission to improve child literacy with science and math through fun-to-read books. Using prose and pictures, children are delighted with stories of their favorite animals, planets, or even places. This leads to the exploration of facts and learning activities in each book’s “For Creative Minds” pages. Arbordale carefully designs each book to portray accurately the chosen subject. Vetted by experts in that field, and aligned to standards, and leveled for reading, each book is an asset to educational programs. Arbordale has grown to include a diverse group of authors and illustrators from across the country, and honored to have won more than 80 national and state book awards since its inception in 2005.

Universal Studios Hollywood Casts a Dazzling Spell on “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” with Its All-New “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle,” Beginning June 23

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Beginning June 23, guests are invited to see “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM” in a whole new light when Universal Studios Hollywood introduces its all-new “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts TM Castle,” featuring a dazzling light projection experience against the backdrop of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

As night falls on Hogsmeade village, “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” will shine brightly with an awe-inspiring spectacle that showcases the four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin that culminates with awesome beams of lights that fan into the night sky.

The colorful state-of-the-art light display and special effects projection, designed to dance across the stunning Hogwarts castle, will be accompanied by a special musical arrangement created by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams based on his original scores composed for the film series. The musical arrangement that will emanate in a surround sound environment was conducted by prolific arranger William Ross and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra in London.

This new summertime feature will take place multiple times a night during its run.  Live rehearsals with annual pass previews and very limited guest access will begin in June in preparation for the June 23 grand opening.

Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood is a masterful recreation, faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including as its iconic focal point, Hogwarts castle.

From its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to the historic British sensibilities that characterize the whimsical look and feel of the land, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” transports guests of all ages to the very places they watched on the silver screen.

The architecturally stunning land also includes the incredibly captivating and highly acclaimed “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” thrill ride, now enhanced with 4K-HD and ride film projecting at an astounding rate of 120 frames-per-second for an even more immersive glimpse into Harry Potter’s world, as well as Flight of the Hippogriff™,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor family coaster.

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” resonates with immense detail, inviting guests to revel in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World with the opportunity to enjoy authentic food and beverages at multiple locations, including Three Broomsticks™ and Hog’s Head pub, as well as the Magic Neep and Butterbeer™ carts.

A foray through the shops adds to the authenticity of the land with eight retail venues and locations, including Honeydukes™, Ollivanders™, Owl Post™, Zonko’s™ Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges™, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch’s Emporium™ of Confiscated Goods.

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Join the conversation online using #WizardingWorldHollywood. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

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Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and Flight of the Hippogriff™, Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster.  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction.  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, completely redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

About Warner Bros. Entertainment: Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms.  A Time Warner Company, the fully integrated, broad-based studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product, and brand licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.

Chuck E’ Cheese’s Gives away FREE CAKE for 40th Anniversary!

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Did you know your favorite birthday spot as a child is celebrating a birthday of its own this year? On May 19th, Chuck E’ Cheese’s will be celebrating its 40th birthday at locations around the country with an attempt to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM title for the most birthday blowers blown simultaneously. Each participating location will offer free cake while supplies last, 40 free tickets with a $5 minimum purchase and birthday blowers to get the party started. The stunt will take place at 7:40 p.m. CST / 8:40 p.m. EST.

 

The first Chuck E. Cheese’s store opened in 1977 in San Jose, CA. Since then, the iconic family entertainment brand has made numerous changes including adding new, more adult-friendly menu items but remains America’s number one place for birthdays. Most recently, Chuck E. Cheese’s launched a program for children and families impacted by autism, called Sensory Sensitive Sundays. Throughout 40 years of the brand’s existence, Chuck E’ Cheese’s continues to be Where a Kid Can Be a Kid.

Credit: Chuck E. Cheese.

5 things you need when your kids get their first job

Congratulations for your kid’s first job. Is he/she relocating to a new destination? It must be hard for the child to adjust. You as a parent must make it comfortable for your child.

You must be feeling very proud as parents! Your child has landed with a lucrative job offer. A lot is going to change for her/him after she/he bags the job opportunity. After all it the first job and it is a transition period that your kid undergoes. From being under your protective shell, she/he is going to a totally different world that she/he is completely unfamiliar of.

As parents there are several things that you need to do so that your child is comfortable enough when they get their first job and relocate to some other location. Moving out of the home and settling someplace else means moving out of the comfort zone and adapting to a totally new environment.

Have an open conversation with your child

Since your child is away from home, adjusting to a totally new environment with new people, you have to also assure your child that you are with him/her every time. For this there is the requirement of an open conversation with your child. Your child must be comfortable and feel free to talk about everything. This attitude can help your child adjust faster.

Make sure your child has the right documentation.

When your child gets their first job there are a few bits of documentation they will need to have. They will need to set up a current account for their paycheck, have ID to show they are eligible to work and other more local documents, such as social security in the US and National insurance in the UK, these are easy to get, for example National insurance can be easily sorted by sites like NI apply in the UK to get them in the work place as soon as possible.

Words of encourgament are a must

The words of encouragement from the parents are the best for your kid’s self esteem boosting. Your kid might be little shy and have a low level of confidence. Words of encouragement can be an excellent medicine to eliminate their inferiority complex and also help them adjust faster. This is a must step for all those parents whose kids are going out for jobs outside.

Avoid being judgemental

A new workplace, and that too when it is the first job, is not an easy thing to handle. Your child will be busy learning things in office. In fact, in the personal front as well, your child is adjusting to the new environment. In the midst of all such events, there is every possibility that your child might not get the adequate amount of time to make calls to you or even speak to you. It is advisable that you should not be judgemental about your child’s behaviour because he/she is going through a lot of new things and that too all alone without your physical presence.

Always support your child

No matter what it is your duty as parents to support your kids every time. Even if your child’s performance at workplace is not satisfactory, you must support him/her and encourage to do better. You should never discourage the child and compare with others. Everyone is different and unique in their very own ways.

 

 

Mother’s Day Brunch @ The Queen Mary The Queen Mary - making moms happy since 1934.

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A local favorite, the Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch takes you on a worldwide culinary adventure and features over 50 unique dishes from around the globe. Delight in traditional western breakfast fare like made-to-order omelets, pancakes, eggs benedict and homemade hash. Experience a southwestern sensation with Albondigas soup and carne asada tacos, or spice it up with Hot n’ Sour soup or Asian style ribs. Cleanse your palate at our refreshing salad station featuring a chef crafted Cobb salad, imported tuna nicoise and a variety of domestic and imported cheeses. The highlight is our signature carving station, which offers perfectly prepared prime rib with au jus and leg of lamb with mint jus.

 

Wrapped in the elegant grace of the Grand Salon and featuring live entertainment, the Champagne Sunday Brunch has the air of a royal soiree and is anything but typical. Free flowing champagne, live music and a tantalizing signature menu makes the Mother’s Day Brunch at the Queen Mary a Long Beach tradition that cannot be missed.http://www.queenmary.com/events/mothers-day/

 

SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE  BRUNCH 
Hours: 9AM – 4PM
Price: $69.95 per adult, $24.95 per child 12 and under
Parking: Self-parking is $8 with validation/Valet parking is $15 with validation (up to 3 hours).
Reservations: Strongly recommended – Call 562-499-1606 or Visit http://www.queenmary.com/dining-bars/reservations/ to make a reservation now.
Menu: http://www.queenmary.com/site/assets/files/1550/2016-brunch.pdf

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Other Dining Options include:

 

SIR WINSTON’S RESTAURANT, 4-COURSE MENU

Reservations: http://www.queenmary.com/dining-bars/reservations/ or call 562 -499-1657
Hours:  Sunday 12PM (NOON) – 7PM
Price:$82 per adult, $24.95 per child 12 and under
Special 4-Course Menu: http://www.queenmary.com/site/assets/files/1550/2016-sirwinstons.pdf

Parking: Self-parking is $8 with validation and valet parking is $15 with validation (up to 3 hours).
Reservations are strongly recommended.

 

CHELSEA CHOWDER HOUSE & BAR, 3-COURSE MENU

Reservations: http://www.queenmary.com/dining-bars/reservations/ or call 562-499-1685.
Hours:  Sunday 5-10PM
Price: $57 per person
Special 3-Course Menu: http://www.queenmary.com/site/assets/files/1550/2016-chelsea.pdf

(Starting at 5PM) (Regular menu is still available)
Parking: Self-parking is $8 with validation and valet parking is $15 with validation (up to 3 hours).
Reservations are strongly recommended.

Credit: The Queen Mary.

 

Kids Eat FREE Every Wednesday Night at Ruby’s Diner Downey

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Ruby’s Diner in Downey is pleased to announce the launch of Ruby’s Diner Family Night: Kids Eat Free on Wednesdays beginning May 17, 2017. At the new Ruby’s Diner Family Night, kids 12 years of age and younger will eat for FREE from 4-9pm*.

“The Downey community has been extremely welcoming and has embraced our new Ruby’s Diner with open arms. We are thrilled to be able to offer this special kids Eat Free promotion to the community as a way of celebrating,” stated Abraham Kobi, franchise owner of Ruby’s Diner in Downey. 

Young guests of Ruby’s Diner can choose from an array of entée options on the kids menu including the kid-sized beef or turkey burger, macaroni and cheese, BBQ chicken breast meal, hot dog, grilled cheese, chicken fingers, turkey corn dog, peanut butter & jelly sandwich and cheese quesadilla. Every kids meal at Ruby’s Diner includes a choice of French fries, applesauce or sliced apples, plus a refillable drink with an upgrade option available for a handmade kid-sized shake, malt or float.

Bring the whole family and shooby dooby down to Ruby’s Diner at the Promenade at Downey every Wednesday for Family Night! 

*Family Night: Kids Eat Free Promotion Details –  Limit one free child’s entrée per each adult entrée purchased. One free toy with every Kids meal. Valid at participating locations only. Dine-in only. Additional charge on substitutions and additions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer, coupon, promotion or discount. 

Ruby’s Diner Downey

8801 Apollo Way, Downey, CA 90242

562 – 401 – 4011

Open Daily: 7am – 9pm

Self Disclosure:  No compensation was received to post. Credit: Ruby’s Diner.