Archives for September 20, 2016

Summer Fun with Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS! Enjoy the last days of Summer!


Even though it is Back-to-School time, we are enjoying the last days of Summer! It’s not over until it’s over and with this humidity…some indoors time is also a good thing! Summer is a fun time with days at the beach and lounging around the house. Maybe not as many beach days and lounging with the back-to-school season starting. But, after the homework and on the weekends there is still time to add some Nintendo fun with Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS! The great thing is they can be played wherever you go! These are just perfect for travels!

I recently received a Nintendo 3DS from our friends at Nintendo and I truly am enjoying their Summer Gaming List! I have to say, the Nintendo 3DS definitely isn’t just for the kids! My son already has his own so I am now the proud owner of this fun and portable game system! I just love it and am enjoying the games on the Summer Gaming List.  What is the Summer Gaming List? Well, it’s like a video game version of a Summer reading list that you may have had as a kid. I love to read but I am enjoying a few of these games!


There’s no need to even go out and actually buy games! All of the fun games are available and can easily be downloaded directly through Nintendo eShop. I love this because it is super easy and you don’t have to carry around any games!

Here’s the full Summer Gaming List:

For the Action Buff- Kirby: Planet Robobot

For the Collector- Pokemon Omega Ruby/Pokemon Alpha Sapphire

For the Competitor- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

For the Social Butterfly- Animal Crossing: New Leaf

For the Thrill Seeker- Mario Kart 7

For the Disney Fan- Disney Art Academy

For the Adventurer- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

For the Nostalgia Lover- New Super Mario Bros. 2

You may remember awhile back, I reviewed Kirby: Planet Robobot! This one is a lot of fun!

So far, I have downloaded Mario Kart 7 and Disney Art Academy! These fit me perfectly since I can be a bit of a thrill seeker at times and I am a big Disney fan!

Which one are you? Which games will you choose? I challenge you to try the list!

Look for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS at a store near you!

Self Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I received a free product and compensation to post. Any personal opinions are my own.


Catnis is Pet of the Week!


The only Hunger Games that Catnis is interested in playing involve getting a salmon kibble out of a treat ball. Catnis is a sweet seal-point Siamese who was turned in by her owner. She’s about 3 years old and has lots of cuddles and play in her. If you have a place for Catnis in your District, meet her at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A577886.


(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.

Meagoes Fast USB Car Charger Adapter is a Must-Buy!

This seems to work really well and charged up my phone quickly! I like that it also has a light and love the pink color! I highly recommend! My favorite thing is that it is not difficult to use!


More info:

Uncompromised Reliability and Safety 
– Meagoes intelligent circuit design protects against short circuiting, over-heating, over-current, and over-charging.
– The car charger will automatically stop charging when your device’s battery is full.
– Made from fireproof and heatproof materials for your safety.
– Certified by RoHS, CE, and FCC.
– Not interferes with Radio, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi signals.

Important Notice: 
– Please notice that this item doesn’t include any cable!
– Use your original cable or an Apple, Samsung, or other third-party certified one (such as MFI).
– We are upgrading our brand name ‘Meago’ to ‘Meagoes’, we hope the new brand name help you knowing us better.

Package Includes:
– USB Car Charger;
– 1 Instruction Manual;
You can purchase on

Self Disclosure: I received a free or heavily discounted item in exchange for an unbiased review.

LA’s Beloved Andrew & Polly Are Back! – Sept. 24 – Children’s Book World, LA FREE MINI-CONCERT SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24


Andrew & Polly are back! After a long summer season of touring across the country, the fun and quirky LA-based kids’ duo is excited to return home to present a free, interactive, acoustic mini-concert at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 24 at Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles.

Children’s Book World is the spot to see Andrew & Polly up-close-and-personal as they deliver their special brand of smart, imaginative, and bravely silly performance. Fans might just hear a brand new song or catch the duo working out a skit for their kids’ podcast, Ear Snacks.

Kids and families nationwide know and love the music of Andrew & Polly from hearing their songs on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live (where “Grapes” was the #1 song of the year for 2015 and “Dancing Pants” reached #1 this summer) and onNickelodeon and Sesame Studios projects.

Andrew & Polly connect with kids in a big way. Their acoustic sets are highly interactive, improvising off of kids’ lyric suggestions and encouraging the crowd to join in. The duo takes time during each concert to demonstrate their array of instruments, secretly slipping musical vocabulary into the show. While their studio arrangements are lushly layered, Andrew & Polly rely on the audience to act as back-up singers and percussion during their live shows, fleshing out the duo’s quirky instrumentation, which includes ukulele, synthesizers, accordion, harmonica, glockenspiel, percussion and occasional beatboxing. After the show, fans are invited to try out the instruments with Andrew, get a sticker or stamp from Polly, and even request an encore rendition of any favorite songs they might have missed.

Andrew Barkan and Polly Hall are in demand for their sparkling music for grown-up films, TV, and commercials, but their true love is creating and performing music for children. The married couple makes no bones about where their priorities lie. According to Andrew, “The commercial accolades are nice, but much more meaningful to us was winning the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Joe Raposo Children’s Music Award for a song from our debut children’s album, Up and At ‘Em!

Andrew & Polly’s third album of playful pop tunes for kids, Ear Snacks: Songs from the Podcast, will be released on September 30th. Previous albums byAndrew & Polly include Odds & Ends (2015, Parents’ Choice® Award, Fids & Kamily Top 10 Albums of the Year), Up and At ‘Em! (2010, ASCAP Foundation Joe Raposo Children’s Music Award for the song “When You’re a Dog”), and a holiday EP,Other Days (2015).

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WHAT: Andrew & Polly Perform an Interactive Mini-Concert

WHERE: Children’s Book World, 10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

WHEN: Saturday, September 24. 10:30 a.m.

ADMISSION: Free of charge

INFO: Visit or call 310-559-2665

Check out Andrew & Polly’s website HERE

Andrew & Polly on Facebook

Andrew & Polly on Twitter

Andrew & Polly on YouTube

Andrew & Polly on Pinterest

Andrew & Polly on Instagram

Credit: Andrew and Polly.

Chuck E Cheese’s: Offering Military Discounts Year-Round


To show appreciation and gratitude for U.S. military men, women and their families, Chuck E. Cheese’s launched two fun-filled discounts for active military members. The discounted packages will provide families with a great way to spend time together enjoying games and delicious, freshly-made pizza.


The two unique offers include:

  • “The Alpha” – 45 tokens, one large pizza and four drinks for $26.99 (a $40 value)
  • The Bravo” – 100 tokens, two large pizzas and four drinks for just $44.99 (a $65 value)

The discounted offers are valid for active duty military, individual ready reserves, former members in receipt of retired pay and their families. A Uniformed Services ID card or Common Access Card is required at the point of purchase with a limit of one discount per military service member.

Credit: Chuck E. Cheese.

Global Genes Announces Actors, Pop Stars, and Special Performances Joining Tribute to Champions of Hope 9.24

 Global Genes is pleased to announce the stars and special celebrity guests joining in the fight against rare disease at the 5th Annual Tribute to Champions of Hope presented by PRA Health Sciences on September 24, 2016 at the Huntington Beach Hyatt Resort and Spa. The annual blue carpet event honors and celebrates rare disease advocates, scientists, patients, and supporters.

This year’s event will be another star-studded evening with multiple celebrity guests attending in support of rare disease including Ed O’Neill (Modern Family, Married with Children) Madison McLaughlin (Supernatural, Arrow), fitness model Shaka Smith, YouTube and Vine sensations Alx James, Liza Koshy, and David Dobrik, actor and SEAL Geoff Reeves (Transformers), actor and director, Edward Edwards (RoboCop and Global Arts Corp), actor, author, and philanthropist Travis Flores, and many more still to be announced. Rare disease patient advocate and syndicated radio talk show host, Scot “Froggy” Langley will be the master of ceremony for the evening of festivities.

Viral sensation, patient advocate, and award honoree, Audrey Nethery, will join the line-up of entertainment with her beloved karaoke and dance skills. With over 1 million views on YouTube, Audrey has brought awareness to Diamond-Blackfan Anemia, a rare bone marrow disease, while sharing joy and hope through her performances. The entertainment line-up will also include singer-songwriter and winner of American Idol season 5, Taylor Hicks.

The evening’s program will also include a special collaboration performance by the finalists from season 6 of NBC’s The Voice. The top finalists from the season are coming together for a first-ever collaboration performance in support of the rare disease community and to honor Global Genes advocate, the late Christina Grimmie, who tragically passed away this past June. Recording artistsRyan Whyte Maloney, Cali Tucker (niece of country legend Tanya Tucker), Jake Barker, Biff Gore,and Jake Worthington will re-unite for this powerful and moving performance.

The 5th Annual RARE Patient Advocacy Summit™ will take place the two days prior to the Tribute, September 22 – 23. The Summit assists patient advocates in becoming successful activists and offers support to help navigate their rare disease journey.

Presenting sponsor: PRA Health Sciences

To date Tribute to Champions and Patient Advocacy Summit sponsors include: Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Horizon Pharma, Genentech, Pfizer and Walgreens.  Additional sponsorships provided by:  Allied Intrade, Audentes Therapeutics, Amicus, Shire, Healthcare at Home, Novartis, Vertex, BioMarin, Clear Pharma, Everylife Foundation, Mallinckrodt, Recordati Rare Disease, Biogen Idec, Takeda, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Abeona Therapeutics, Chiassma Pharmaceuticals, Ambry Genetics, Akcea Therapeutics, Janssen, Sigma Tau, Cambridge BioMarketing, Alnylam, Dohmen Life Sciences Services, BIO, FK Health, Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK), Jazz Pharmaceuticals, IDIS, Marathon Pharmaceuticals, Third Rock Ventures, Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Voyager Therapeutics, PhRMA, Retrophin, Raptor, RegenxBio, Regeneron, Sanofi-Genzyme, Sobi, SmithSolve, Spark Therapeutics, Illumina and Ultragenyx.

To learn more about Global Genes and event sponsorship opportunities, visit

Actors Melanie Lynskey, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Jason Ritter attend the 4th Annual RARE Tribute To Champions Of Hope Gala on September 26, 2015 in Huntington Beach, California.
Credit: Global Genes.

Autumn Harvest Festival & Haunt at Heritage Hill Historical Park

The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present a festive calendar of events to celebrate the fall season at Heritage Hill Historical Park.


Saturday, October 8, from 4 – 9 p.m., Heritage Hill Historical Park will welcome back the annual Autumn Harvest Festival. Bring the family to a fun-filled adventure and experience the park transformed into a spooky Halloween festival. Enjoy the Indiana Jones Trick or Treat Stations, experience the Under the Sea Adventure Maze, and dare to visit the Haunted School House.  Children of all ages can participate in ghoulish games, costume contests and the pumpkin decorating zone. Costumes and trick-or-treat bags are recommended.


On Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15 from 6 – 10 p.m., the City of Lake Forest welcomes trick-or-treaters ages 12 and older back to Heritage Hill Historical Park for the 9th Annual Haunt at Heritage Hill. The park will once again transform into a haunted adventure with scream zones, including The Joker’s Side Show Maze, the Zombie Apocalypse, and Riding Hood’s Revenge, featuring more monsters than ever before.  Visit the Haunted School House and hit the dance floor with ghouls and goblins at the extreme DJ and light show.  Join in the fun and come dressed in costume (no masks) to enter the haunted Teen Dance & Costume Contest! for more information and a chance to win prizes.

Celebrate the festive fall season at Heritage Hill Historical Park this October.


Haunt at Heritage Hill 2015 – McGuire Photo Credit

Heritage Hill Historical Park

25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630

(949) 923-2230 or (949) 461-3450


October 8 – Autumn Harvest Festival

4 – 9 p.m.

Event Cost: $5 per person ages 3 and up

Parking: FREE

(Recommended for all ages)


October 14 & 15 – Haunt at Heritage Hill

6 – 10 p.m.

Event Cost: $8 per person

Parking: FREE
(Recommended for 12 years and up)

Credit: The County of Orange and OC Parks.