Archives for March 26, 2014

TENZI Fast and too much fun!

New Color Lineup

Looking for a fast and fun game that the whole family will enjoy? Tenzi is the answer! My family loves it! Basically, it’s a really easy game to play. Everyone gets 10 dice (up to 4 players) and you start rolling as fast as you can until someone gets all their dice on the same number. It’s not quite as easy as it may sound and you have a whole lot of fun playing! Game includes 40 dice (ten each of four different colors & a rule sheet for $14.95. The rules are pretty simple and I also love that there are more ways to play such as Tenzi Tower where you stack them on top of each other. My son loves this one! Tenzi is just a great game and perfect for Rainy days and for family nights. Actually, this game would be fun anytime! For more information, check out the website. Check your local toy store or book store to also buy this fun game!

TENZI in Dice_Close Up                                  tenzi 23096_Crop_Clean


Self Disclosure: I received free product samples to facilitate this review feature. Photo Credit: Tenzi.

Easter is on its way..time for PEEPS! Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!


It’s starting to look like Easter and what is Easter without PEEPS? I love PEEPS and they have such an awesome variety of choices for Easter. Two of my favorites are the Hollow Milk Chocolate Egg and the Peepsters! The Hollow Milk Chocolate Egg is available wrapped in pink or blue and the Peepsters are available in Creamy Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate.

PEEPSr Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks  3 Count - Milk C_ChocMousse_Dipped Package

My son loves the Party Cake Peeps and the Chocolate Peeps that are also dipped in chocolate….yum! Have you checked out the fun PEEPS website? I just love all the ideas for Easter! I think I may have to make the PEEPS party cake or the PEEPSTERS stuffed cookies! My son enjoys the EXPRESS YOUR PEEPSONALITY® WITH YOUR VERY OWN PEEPS CHARACTERS! There is just too much fun on this website!

RainbowPop_Revised (2)    3 ct. Milk Choc Dipped Yellow Peeps 12 Count Green Bunnies

We have teamed up with our friends at PEEPS for a Spring Time Easter Giveaway! One winner will win a PEEPS package containing all the items in this post (and a few more!) To enter, check out their website and leave a comment below telling us your favorite thing or favorite recipe! next, “like” their Facebook Page and the SoCal City Kids Facebook Page. Deadline to enter is April 3rd, 2014 at midnight. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries!

Self Disclosure: I received free PEEPS samples to facilitate this review and giveaway.



SipSnap Logo and Color Demo

Be a part of the excitement of finding a solution for sippy cup lids that fit all drinking cups and fit right in your pocket- join the SipSnap design team today as they launch their new line building awareness and crowd-funding on Kickstarter.


Kickstarter Live March 5th – March 31st. Link here:

SipSnap, the universal sippy cup lid is made up of 100% food safe silicone, allowing consumers to reduce waste by stretching the product around their existing cups. This also gives parents more control over what kind of material their kids drink from. Their eco-friendly line is BPA and phthalate free, and dishwasher safe.


Offering two versions of SipSnap that are patent pending, both versions come in a pack of three. SipSnap Toddler has a spout that is co-molded so it’s chew resistant, and SipSnap Kid has a straw hole design that fits any size straw. Each will come with one carrying case so you can take SipSnap to go. Its compact size allows it to carry in your bag making it great for travel and everyday on-the-go as a parent. They will release with sixdifferent colors.

8 in a Row - SipSnap


Reaching their goals quickly within two days on initial launch earlier this month, the inventors of SipSnap share a refreshing success story while continuing to position their universal ‘one size fits all’ drink lid that converts any drinking glass into a spill-proof kids cup.  The excitement is still growing and the designers of SipSnap are ready to reach even higher!


Michelle Ivankovic and Sativa Turner raised more than $28,000 in their first 48 hours and are now setting their sights on a higher stretch goal of $90,000 while meeting specific requests of consumers who have written to them.


Their successful Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign currently has raised $66,000.  Michelle and Sativa are now reaching out to give back to their supporters with extra offerings if they reach their new goal within the remaining days of the campaign.


Moms and Dads across the country showed tremendous support reaching out to the design duo to help them solve an additional challenge of also wanting healthy, kid-safe sipping……STRAWS to go with their SipSnap.  Over the first half of the campaign numerous moms wrote to the designers to ask for a safe BPA, phthalate free, and dishwasher safe drinking straw.  Wanting to meet the demands of their more than 1,000 enthusiastic supporters, the SipSnap team will now offer a free stainless steel drinking straw with every SipSnap KID set.  In addition to straws, requests have also been made for extra carrying cases. All SipSnap TOT sets will come with 2 cases, if they reach their goal of $90,000. They will be launching with stretch goals on Kickstarter today. Link:

Self Disclosure: SipSnap sponsored feature.

PizzaRev opens its eighth LA area restaurant!


 PizzaRev, a growing build-your-own artisanal pizza concept, has completed construction on its eighth Los Angeles area restaurant in just 22 months, and is set to open in Mid-City on March 26, 2014.

With the recent installation of PizzaRev’s custom-built 9,600 pound open-flame stone-bed oven, Mid-City guests will soon “Craft Their Own” artisanal-quality pizza and have it served piping hot in less than three minutes. The location sits conveniently at 4550 W. Pico Blvd at the “Midtown Crossing” shopping center.  Store hours will be 11am -10pm, open daily. 

“This is our first LA city location, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce Mid-City to our unique approach to everyone’s favorite food,” said Irv Zuckerman, Co-CEO of PizzaRev. “We look forward to becoming a big part of this vibrant community.”

To celebrate the opening of the new Mid-City restaurant, PizzaRev launched a free-to-enter sweepstakes where five lucky guests will win Free Pizza for a Year.”  Guests can fill out an entry form at the Mid-City location or visit Full sweepstakes rules available here; all entries must be in by April 30, 2013.  

PizzaRev – Midtown will also host a “Social Media Fan Appreciation Night” from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Sunday, March 30. Anyone who “Likes” or “Follows” PizzaRev on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and shows their like/follow status via phone or print-out at the register will receive a FREE PIZZA.

About PizzaRev

PizzaRev is a “build-your-own” fast-casual pizza concept that has reinvented the way America eats its favorite food. Guests are empowered to fully customize a personal-sized 11” pizza for under $8. Homemade dough options, flavorful sauces, delicious cheeses, and over 30+ fresh toppings, everything is on display at PizzaRev and assembled right before your eyes. The pizzas are then fired in a 900 degree, stone-hearth oven which produces a thin and crispy Roman-style pizza in just three minutes.


Los Angeles-based PizzaRev was founded in 2012 by longtime entertainment industry executives Irv Zuckerman and Rodney Eckerman, along with their sons, Nicholas Eckerman and Jeff Zuckerman. The executive team possesses a combination of Fortune 500 operating experience and high-profile restaurant management. PizzaRev is currently franchising and announced a strategic partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings in 2013. The company currently operates eight corporate restaurants with additional franchise locations under development in Minnesota, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Missouri, Texas, and Orange County and San Diego in California.

Join PizzaRev on Facebook and Twitter for updated news, videos and updated location information.

View a short video clip of PizzaRev in action here!