Archives for July 2012

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! Directed by Marcia Barryte, Produced by Gale Kadota, Anthony Pirozzi & Grand Vision Foundation


DATES:                  Friday, August 10, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Saturday, August 11, 2012 | 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM

LOCATION:           The Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. 6th Street, San Pedro, CA

TICKETS:              $25.00 VIP | $15.00 General Admission | Group Sales Available

                              Tickets available at  [Read more…]

Summer styles with Mark.


Summer styles are just a little bit fun and a little bit flirty! We love Mark. fashions and was excited to receive the following stylish products to review! Looking for a bright summer dress that is both stylish and comfortable? Besides that, it can have 3 different looks. The Change My Mind Striped Convertible Dress is your answer! It really is 1 dress that can have 3 looks with just a fold or tuck of the top! It really is the perfect summer dress and can be found at Mark. for $35.00.  [Read more…]

Where Should Turtle Be? Written by Susan Ring Illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein

We received a delightful book from our friends at Sylvan Dell Publishing called “Where Should Turtle Be?” and found this story fun and educational. Little Turtle hatches from his egg and is out in the big and beautiful world but he is lost! He isn’t sure where he belongs and he has to find his place. [Read more…]

A Hero’s Battle: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ by KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions

We at KIDS FIRST! extend heartfelt condolences to all the families touched by the shooting in Aurora.

“The true test of a hero is to be able to face your darkest fears and rise above,” says KIDS FIRST! youth film critic Julianna Noone, age 12, in a very perceptive opening to her review of The Dark Knight Rises. This thought underlies much of the storyline of this final film in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, and may sustain it in real life as it moves past the undeniably tragic occurrence that marked its opening weekend. [Read more…]

Penguin Parades Around Town / Aquarium of the Pacific

The non-profit Aquarium of the Pacific would like to share two videos with you!
Follow Maria the Magellanic Penguin as she journeys through Long Beach with the city’s Mayor Bob Foster and watch as she celebrates bicycle commuters. Both videos are available on the Aquarium’s YouTube.

Maria The Penguin’s Day with the Mayor

Aquarium of the Pacific Surprises Bike Commuters in Downtown Long Beach

Plum District Deal!

Honest Company $20 for $40 Toward Eco-Friendly Diapers, Baby Care and Home Cleaning Products from The Honest Company 7/25/12 – 7/31/12

As a busy mom, you’ll take all the help you can get. And as a caring mom, you want the best and most affordable products for your family.
That’s why we’re thrilled to present you with today’s offer, which will not only make your life easier but actually improve the quality of it by delivering top-notch, non-toxic, everyday essentials straight to your doorstep.
Newly launched and already highly acclaimed, The Honest Company – founded by Golden Globe-nominated actress, Jessica Alba – offers beautiful, eco-friendly diapers, personal care, and household cleaning products that can be curated into personalized bundles and automatically shipped every month.
You may purchase individual products or a Bundle & Save monthly subscription that can include:
Shampoo and body wash
Laundry detergent
Dishwasher pods
Surface cleaner
Diapers (in many beautiful designs!)
And so much more
Safe, natural products that are affordable, practical, and home-delivered? Talk about a winning combination. Simplify your life with today’s offer.

The Honest Company ( was started by a mom and a dad who, like many modern parents, were increasingly worried about products made with questionable chemical ingredients. But the alternatives they found were often expensive, inaccessible, bland, or ineffective. In response to this clear need for something better, they created The Honest Company to ensure that parents (or anyone for that matter!) could easily find natural and non-toxic products that are beautiful, effective, and affordable. From customized product bundles, to diapers and wipes, to cleaning and personal care products, you can find everything you need at and have it delivered directly to your front door.

LA Plum Steal!

LA Plum Steal! $116-$145 per Night at La Quinta Resort and Club in Palm Springs 7/24/12 – 7/31/12

This summer, you don’t have to cross oceans to escape your regular daily grind. Vacation shouldn’t add more weight on your shoulders – it should relieve you of the stress of work, hectic schedules and responsibilities.

Find refuge at La Quinta Resort & Club. The desert oasis rests at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains and boasts beautiful surroundings as well as accommodations. The resort’s inviting warmth of hacienda-style charm and the fine touch of luxury are nothing short of heavenly. The stars shine brighter, the air is purer, and life is simpler when you get away to La Quinta!

Moisturize with Olay Olay Complete all day moisturizer with sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Olay is one of my favorites! I love their face cleansers and many of their other products. I was thrilled to receive one of their moisturizers with sunscreen. I received the Olay complete all day moisturizer with sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 and really like how it is light & non-greasy. It really provides 8 hours of moisture and hydrates my skin. I have sensitive skin and it works really well and absorbs quickly. It doesn’t clog pores and is oil-free.  It also conditions the skins surface with anti-oxidants C & E to maintain healthy-looking skin! It has quickly become my favorite new moisturizer! Can be found where Olay products are sold and on