Archives for June 21, 2013

Brew over Ice this Summer with Snapple K Cups! Keurig sponsored Giveaway!


It’s summer time and that means time for nice cool refreshing Ice Tea! Snapple Ice Tea is a favorite of mine so I was thrilled to find out that they now have Snapple K Cups for the Keurig brewers. I had the opportunity to try the New Peach Iced Tea and just love the delicious peach flavor! It is made with green and black tea leaves and is simply delicious! I love how simple it is to make a nice glass of ice tea! I can honestly say this is my new favorite beverage for the summer!

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We have teamed up with our new friends at Keurig for a Summer giveaway! One winner will win a package of Snapple Lemon Iced tea 12-cup pack! You must be a subscriber to SoCal City Kids to enter! Next, leave us a comment below telling us your favorite summer beverage or treat! Do you want an extra entry? Go to their Facebook page and “like” them. Deadline to enter is June 28th, 2013 at midnight. One winner will win a package (12 cup) of the Snapple Lemon Iced Tea.

Self Disclosure: I received products to facilitate this review and offer a giveaway.

Free Museum On Wheels w/ Ben Franklin program for Summer & early Fall 2013 International Printing Museum

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In addition to its’ in-house tours for schools and organizations, the International Printing Museum in Carson, California has had an “out reach program” that has traveled to various schools thru out S. California for the past 15 years.
 Recently, the museum received a grant from The Ludwick Foundation to bring its’ outreach program of Benjamin Franklin & his Museum On Wheels to 40 schools in the greater LA area with primary focus on 5th & 8th Graders for Free!  These alternating fun & fact-filled 50 min. programs are available thru this summer and into early October of 2013 and follows state curriculum guidelines.
Thru a 12′ trailer that opens up into a colonial print shop along with Dr. Franklin the students and teachers get to realize that “fonts” have a longer legacy than on their computers and that adventures of inventiveness and ingenuity are a few imaginative steps away from their cell phones.  If you and your school are interested they can find out more by visiting the museum’s web page @ under Ludwick Foundation Grant article or call us  310-515-7166 Tues.-Sat.
As one of the young attendees remarked at the end of the program, “I was laughing and learning at the same time!”
Photo: Museum curator, Mark Barbour, enlists the aid of a young apprentice during the International Printing Museum’s ” Museum On Wheels” program. Photo Credit: International Printing Museum.

Happy Summer!!

I love this time of year! I love sunny days at the beach and all the fun things to do! Yes! I admit summer vacation and no school! It doesn’t mean we stop learning! There are Summer Reading programs, arts and crafts classes, trips to the Museum and so many other ways to learn and have fun during the summer! Don’t forget to check out our calendar of events and enter our fun Summer giveaways! This week we have teamed up with our friends from popchips and shutterfly!

Happy Summer!  Have fun!




Keeping Memories with Shutterfly! Special End of the School Year Giveaway!

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It’s that time of year to be wrapping up the school year! A great way to keep school memories is a Photo Book or Yearbook from Shutterfly ! I had the opportunity to create a 8×8 Yearbook Photo book with  my son and we enjoyed creating and love the final product so much that we plan to do this every school year! This is also a great idea for Senior Year memories or Summer memories! I like that there are so many choices from designing the cover to creating each page!  You can choose from so many styles and personalize it to make it the way you want. It’s also so easy to do and the shipping is so quick! Check out the photo books and yearbooks at Shutterfly!

We have teamed up with our friends at Shutterfly for a End of the School Year Giveaway! You will win an 8×8 photo book to create yourself!  Don’t forget you must be a subscriber to enter! Next, leave us a comment below telling us one of your child’s favorite school year memories! Deadline to enter is June 27th, 2013 at 12 pm. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.

Self Disclosure: I received compensation by receiving products to facilitate this review/giveaway but opinions are my own.

Summer with popchips! Special Summer time Giveaway!

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Summer is officially here! I love this time of the year! Time for picnics at the beach and time for popchips! So many delicious flavors that you could pick a different flavor for each day of the week. I also love that they are healthier than other chips. What would summer be without a special popchips giveaway!? This one is even more special since popchips has teamed up with Eat|See|Hear!

Eat|See|Hear brings the largest outdoor movie screen west of the Mississippi to each event, featuring the only 52-foot wide image on an outdoor screen in LA, with full digital, high definition projection and audio every week. Each event includes gourmet food trucks, some of LA best buzzbands rocking out before the movie and popchips for all! This summer our friends at popchips are giving you a chance to win a family pack of 4 in the vip “fashionably late” section to the showing of  Boogie Nights on Saturday, June 29th,2013 at  Los Angeles Trade Tech College and a month supply of popchips.  Don’t miss out on this fun giveaway! You must be a subscriber to SoCal City Kids to enter! Next, leave a comment below telling us you favorite sight, taste or sound of summer! Next, follow @popchipsLA and if you would like an extra entry “like” the popchips Facebook page too! Deadline to enter is June 26th, 2013 at 12 pm. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries!


Self Disclosure: I received popchips and tickets to facilitate this review/giveaway.

Bath Time with Laura Mercier! Must-Haves for the Summer!

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After a day out in the sun, it’s great to pamper your skin! Laura Mercier has wonderful bath time products! The Creme de pistachio honey bath and the Almond Coconut Milk Body Butter are two of my favorites for the summer! It really isn’t easy to pick a favorite out of the two. The Creme de pistachio honey bath is inspired by the scent of pistachio nuts and cream. I love how this one smells! This foaming honey bath left my skin clean and soft! Ingredients include Vitamins A & E. 12 oz. and retails for $40.00. The Almond Coconut Milk Body Butter smells delicious…just like coconut and almonds. This one hydrates your skin and I like that it absorbs into the skin quickly. Ingredients include Shea Butter, Grape Seed Oil and Aloe Vera. 6 oz. retails for $35. You can find both of these products at Laura Mercier.

Self Disclosure: I received both of these products to facilitate this review.