Archives for February 2, 2016

A Great Valentine’s Day Gift for your Pup!


Looking for something a little different for your Dog this upcoming Valentine’s Day? Yes, I am one of those dog owners who thinks her dog deserves a special treat for every holiday! Canine Cupcakes Pawty In A Jar is a must-buy and your pup will love it! So, what is it? It is a dog treat in a jar! Easy to transport, great for special occasions and wait! Did I tell you that your dog will love it? Available in flavors peanut butter and banana-pumpkin and they are all-natural. They are also available in two sizes and there are different color options. Now, how cool is that?

My dog received the Peanut Butter Pawty in a jar and he loved it!


Click here to order.

More info:

Storage Instructions: Canine Cupcakes are made with all natural ingredients (with the exception of artificial coloring) and are perishable. Refrigerate after opening. Store in the fridge for 2 weeks or to maximize shelf life store in the freezer for up to 4 months. CANINE CUPCAKES IN A JAR SHOULD ALWAYS BE SERVED AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. Photo Credit: Top Photo: Canine Cupcakes. Bottom Photo: SoCal City Kids.

Leonardo is Pet of the Week!

Leonardo, February 4 Pet of the Week

Leonardo came to our shelter ill with respiratory disease bordering on pneumonia. Our vet staff saved him just in time. Leonardo is a big, handsome brown tabby, 4 years old, with soft fur and a cuddly disposition. He’s had a few stress issues that manifested in some urinary-tract infections, which likely stemmed from suddenly being placed in the shelter, but he’s fine now and really needs his forever home! Meet Leonardo on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A562827.


(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.

A Visit to the Burke Williams Day Spa is the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift! Special Valentine's Day Giveaway Opportunity!


If you ask me what the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift would be..what would I say? I definitely would say a visit to the Spa! Let me rephrase that…not any would have to be a visit to a Burke Williams Day Spa.

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Burke Williams Torrance location to check out the Spa services and also receive a Nourishing Facial. It was one of the best facials I have ever had and the entire visit was so relaxing!

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One of the things that I really like about going to Burke Williams is that it really feels like an escape from busy and sometimes hectic life! The wonderful experience starts the moment you walk through the door. You feel like you never want to leave!

This Valentine’s Day don’t miss these wonderful specials packages! Any of the packages below would make a wonderful gift! I had the opportunity to visit with another dear Blogger friend so I highly recommend going with a friend! We had a wonderful time!

Valentine’s Day Packages:


Enjoy a Spa Pedicure with your choice of a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement -or- a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel. Just $149 (regularly $189), $159 in San Francisco (regularly $205).

True Love

Indulge in a Spa Pedicure with a 50-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement -and- a 50-minute Spa Style Facial with peel. Just $259 (regularly $328), $279 in San Francisco (regularly $360).

For Two

Each of you will enjoy a luxurious 80-minute Pure Relaxation massage with enhancement or Spa Style Facial with peel. Just $299 (regularly $378), $319 in San Francisco (regularly $410).

They also have wonderful gifts that you can buy for Valentine’s Day!

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We have teamed up with Burke Williams Spa for a Valentine’s Day Giveaway! One winner will win (1) 3 day spa pass to visit the Spa. No other treatments are included but you will enjoy the spa amenities. To enter, leave a comment below telling us how you plan to spend Valentine’s Day! U.S. entries only please. Deadline to enter is February 9th, 2016 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via and notified by SoCal City Kids. 

Self Disclosure: I received media comped services at BW Spa to facilitate this post and any opinions expressed are my own. Photo Credit: SoCal City Kids except for the one inside the Spa (Jacuzzi).


Hallmark Puzzles- Marina Dreams Giveaway Opportunity!


I love beautiful puzzles and I love walks at the beach especially seeing the Marina at sunset time. So, when I saw this puzzle from Hallmark titled Marina DreamsI was more than thrilled to be able to feature. It’s a nice size puzzle of 1000 pieces and it’s simply beautiful!

I like that the pieces are sturdy and I can’t wait to put this one together this Winter with my son. It is the perfect rainy day puzzle! I was hoping to put the puzzle together before this post but haven’t had a chance. I can tell though that this one has beautiful colors and the pieces are very sturdy! I really think that this is one that after we put it together, we will be using glue to keep it together.

Hallmark has a variety of different puzzles and the prices range from $14.95 to $19.95. Check them all out here. The puzzles can be purchased online or in the stores. These puzzles would also make a wonderful gift!

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win a puzzle of Hallmark’s choosing. To enter, check out the puzzles and leave a comment below letting us know your favorite one! Deadline to enter is February 14th, 2016 at noon PST. One winner will be chosen via Open to residents in the US only. Winner will be notified by SoCal City Kids and prize will be fulfilled by Hallmark.

Self Disclosure: I received a free puzzle to facilitate this feature/giveaway.


Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream is Beauty Must-Have!

Light to Medium Packaged

From the brand behind America’s #1 selling CC Cream, Olay introduces the Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream. This dermatologist-tested, all-in-one multi-tasker goes beyond what most BB and CC Creams provide by instantly improving the appearance of pores and uneven skin tone for a flawless, airbrushed finish.

Light to Medium

I prefer BB and CC Creams over the usual foundation so I was quite thrilled bout trying out this CC Cream from Olay. It is now my to-go-to product for this Winter. I love that it reduces glare and seems to hydrate my skin. My skin usually feels so dry in the Winter and using this product really leaves my skin feeling much less dry and much softer. I also like that my skin tone appears more even and that my wrinkles are a little less noticeable. Yes, I still have wrinkles and fine lines but it is a big thing when they are less noticeable! I still haven’t found the magic potion for removing wrinkles.

AVAILABILITY: The Olay Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream is available in Light to Medium for a suggested retail price of $19.99. Look for it where Olay products are sold!

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. Any opinions expressed are my own. Photo Credit: Olay.