Archives for February 27, 2017

DIY On-The-Go Dog Treat Container! Easy to make if you have a Chick-fil-A Soup Bowl!

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Looking for an easy way to take your pup some treats when you travel? Maybe you don’t want to take the whole box especially if you are only going to be away for the day!

Have you tried the delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup at Chick-fil-A?  It honestly is a favorite of mine! It’s the perfect on the go meal this Winter. And, the soup container is completely reusable! No need to throw them away when you can upcycle them instead! I simply ate the delicious soup and then washed the bowl and lid completely. Then I simply cut out some happy dog pictures out of a dog magazine and glued them on the container and the lid. Super easy to make! My pups favorite thing about it is that there are treats inside!

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So, what are you waiting for? Isn’t it time to go to Chick-fil-A for soup?




Self Disclosure: I participated in a DIY Up-cycling Challenge and am part of the Chick-fil-A Mom Panel.

Community invited to event for families and infants to see who has the fastest crawler in town CRAWL OVER TO THE SHOPS AT MONTEBELLO FOR THE FOURTH-ANNUAL DIAPER DERBY

Ready, set, crawl! The Shops at Montebello invites the area’s cutest babies to crawl their way to victory at its fourth-annual Diaper Derby on Saturday, March 4, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Center Court.


The Diaper Derby is a series of crawling races on a soft, sanitized surface, and is open to all babies less than 12 months old who are not yet walking. Family members and friends are invited to cheer on the babies in each of the three heats.


Parents will try to motivate their children across the finish line, coaxing them to cross the line first with everything from playing instruments to holding a child’s favorite toy or teddy bear, and encouraging them along the way

The top crawler from each race will compete for prizes in a final race. The fastest crawler receives a first place prize of a $500 gift card to Baby GAP and a complimentary Memories Collection from JCPenney Portraits, which includes two 8×10 photos, six 5×7 photos and eight wallet-sized photos. The second place racer wins a $250 gift card to Gymboree with three complimentary photos 10×13 sheets or smaller from JCPenney. Third place earns a $150 gift card to Children’s Place and three complimentary photos 10×13 sheets or smaller from JCPenney. All of the winners will receive a trophy as a fun memento of their little one’s victory and all registered participants will receive a diaper bag as a special gift from The Shops at Montebello on the day of the event.


“We look forward to our annual Diaper Derby every year,” said Marida Petitjean, director of marketing and business development. “It’s a fun opportunity for the community to come together, while spending time with friends and family at The Shops at Montebello.”

Registration and participation in the event is free. To register, families can visit The Shops at Montebello’s Guest Services booth, located on the lower level of the center near Macy’s Home. A maximum of 18 participants will be registered for the event.

For more information, visit The Shops at Montebello on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.


The Shops at Montebello

The Shops at Montebello is a modern indoor super regional shopping center featuring four department stores and more than 160 shops, eateries, and restaurants—remaining the leader for shopping in the San Gabriel Valley. The Shops at Montebello is home to Macy’s, Macy’s Home, JCPenney, Forever 21, Coach, G by Guess, H&M, Cotton On, Papaya and more, with dining options such as BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery, Hikari Sushi, and Olive Garden. The Shops at Montebello serves communities in San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles including Montebello, Monterey Park, and Rosemead. With its modernized look and feel, The Shops at Montebello strives to provide the best shopping experience with its retailer and dining selections for the entire family.



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