Archives for October 18, 2018

The Great Pacific Airshow and 5th and PCH To Hold Welcoming Ceremony for Performers and Community on Thursday, Oct. 18 in Huntington Beach

The 2018 Great Pacific Airshow, returning to Huntington Beach for the third year and featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, will kick off the exciting, popular Airshow with a community event beginning at 6pm on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 5th and PCH in Huntington Beach. The public is invited to this free event to welcome the Airshow performers. The evening will be hosted by KTLA’s Lynette Romero and will include a performer Q and A session, live music from The Crew 52 – the Lifeguard Band, food and official Airshow merchandise.

Hosted by the retail and hospitality plaza known as 5th and PCH, this event is an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the crown jewel of Huntington Beach’s fall event season – The Great Pacific Airshow. Last year’s show attracted more than two million people over three days as people of all ages were thrilled by the patriotic show.

“The Great Pacific Airshow brings the Huntington Beach and surrounding communities together like no other event in this city,” said Lance Taylor, director at EB Arrow, owners of 5th and PCH. “We are honored to host this event and officially welcome the highly skilled performers who will grace our skies during Airshow weekend.”

“The Pacific Airshow is first and foremost a community, organized by members of this community, and we want the performers to know the goodwill and good vibes of Huntington Beach,” said Airshow Director Kevin Elliott, president of Pacific Airshow LLC.

The public is invited to bring their beach chairs and blankets for seating at the welcoming ceremony.

Located one block north of the beach, 5th and PCH is home to the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, and restaurants including Jimboy’s Tacos, HQ Gastropub, Grater Grilled Cheese, Bruxie, Ritter’s Steam Kettle Cooking and The Pizza Press. Retail shops include Rip Curl, Skechers, Forever 21, LF Sportswear, Merrilee’s Swimwear, F45 fitness gym and Kenneth Brown Salon.

5th Street from Pacific Coast Highway to Walnut Ave. will be closed to vehicles during this event.

VIP tickets are still available for The Great Pacific Airshow. The audio for the Airshow will be simulcast on the KFI AM 640 Radio app; download it here. For more information about the Airshow, please visit and follow the Pacific Airshow on social  – @pacificairshow.

The Great Pacific Airshow is made possible by the support of valued sponsors including 5th and PCH, Boeing, iHeart Radio LA and KFI AM 640, FedEx, Lyon Air Museum, Republic Services and Visit Huntington Beach.

The Great Pacific Airshow, headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, will make its return to Huntington Beach, Oct. 19 – 21.

This year’s Airshow will be bigger than ever with a never before seen aircraft, military flybys and thrilling aerobatic performers. More than two million people are expected over the three-day event.

Thunderbirds and other performers including Jeff Boerboon and his Yak 110 making its West Coast debut, a KC 135 Stratotanker and C-17 Globemaster, a Black Hawk EU60 Helicopter, Mike Wiskus, Matt Chapman, Sammy Mason, Greg Colyer, Paul Strickland and Bill Stein.

When: The free, family-friendly Airshow will take to the skies from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 -21. VIP premium viewing tickets are available for purchase.

Friday, Oct. 19 Brownie and Daisy Troop 76 from Grand Terrace, CA will make a special presentation to the Thunderbirds at approx. 4:15 pm. This troop maintains a veteran’s wall that also honors the Thunderbirds.

For frequently asked questions and public safety info, please visit –

Credit: The Great Pacific Airshow (See sponsors listed above).

Halloween Must-Haves!

 Welch’s Halloween Fruit Snacks are a must this Halloween!
The Welch’s Fruit Snacks Halloween-themed box and pouch have custom graphics with fun shapes including a bat, witch, ghost, haunted castle, and pumpkin – perfect for trick or treating, lunchbox treats or parties.
  • Welch’s® Mixed Fruit Halloween Fruit Snacks are available nationwide at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Dollar General or online at
  • 28-Count Box with 0.5oz. Pouches / $4.49.

Animal Packers Launches New Backpacks: Perfect for Trick-or-Treating!

This one is just too cute and just perfect for the little ones!

This Halloween get even more creative with your child’s costume by incorporating a backpack! Your Littles will love the independence of carrying their own candy on their back while also sporting an Animal Packers backpack to complete his or her look.

Animal Packers launched new animals just in time for this spooktacular occasion: Sammy Bull, Buckie Horse and Austin Bat.

The Bull and Horse are perfect for a cowgirl/cowboy costume, matador/bullfighter, or even matching the mascot of a sports team. From Dracula to Batman, Austin Bat makes a great companion for those Halloween-centric costume choices.

No more slinging heavy candy bags over your shoulder. Use an Animal Packer instead!

Find them at

I received Austin Bat and I recommend this one for all little ones! It’s great for school and for Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Self Disclosure: I received samples of the items listed above. No other compensation was received. Some images were provided to use in this post. 


Have a Pet who refuses to wear a complete Halloween Costume? How about a headband? WholeSale Halloween Costumes has you covered with these adorable Pet accessories!

Snowball the Cat as Princess Leia!

Do you have a Pet who refuses to wear a complete Halloween costume? There’s no way I am getting my Cats in anything other than something that goes on their head. It also helps if Snowball is half asleep. But, she actually seemed to like being Princess Leia! You can find this adorable Pet costume at

My other cat wasn’t as much of a fan but then Titan isn’t the biggest fan of any type of costume!

He must be thinking this: “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”~Princess Leia.

My favorite Pet headband is the Yoda Ears and my Pup Bink was fine with it…he refuses to wear costumes. I think he figured if he cooperates he will receive a treat….

“Patience you must have.” ~Yoda

“May the Force be with you.” ~Yoda

Happy Halloween! 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Quotes: Princess Lei and Yoda. Images: SoCal City Kids. No compensation was received to post. 


A6/A4/A3 Thermal Laminator by Sarki is a Must-Buy!



Looking for a Laminator that is easy to use? I love the A6/A4/A3 Thermal Laminator by Sarki! It is super easy to use and even looks quite stylish! It has a two roller system and a jam release switch. I really like that it has an automatic shut off function and that it warms up super quick! As a homeschooler, I can see so many uses for this product! I absolutely love it! I’m in the process of laminating my son’s report cards and certificates and love how easy it is to use. This is perfect for personal use, for the office, and for school! I’m also pretty impressed that it has 4 different temperature settings.

You can find it on




Self Disclosure: I received a discount to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received.

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (music from the soundtrack) by Composer/Performer Vince Guaraldi Available for the first time ever on CD and digital Halloween Giveaway Opportunity!



One of the most sought-after soundtracks in the beloved collection of music from the iconic Peanuts animated TV specials, It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is being made available for the first time ever on Friday, October 5 via Craft Recordings. Featuring music by GRAMMY®-winning composer/performer Vince Guaraldi, the CD package includes a new introduction from the TV show’s executive producer Lee Mendelson and insightful liner notes by Derrick Bang, Peanuts historian and author of Vince Guaraldi at the Piano.

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (Music from the Soundtrack) features some of the most iconic tracks in pop culture, including the instantly recognizable “Linus and Lucy,” as well as the languid, lyrical “Great Pumpkin Waltz.” The music was recorded on October 4, 1966 at Desilu’s Gower Street Studio in Hollywood, California by Guaraldi (piano) and his longtime friends and trio sidemen — bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Colin Bailey — joined by Emanuel Klein (trumpet), John Gray (guitar) and Ronald Lang (woodwinds). The entire scoring process was overseen by composer, arranger and conductor John Scott Trotter, well-known for a three-decade run as Bing Crosby’s music director and close friend.

Following the astounding popularity of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip and the first two successful Peanuts television specials — A Charlie Brown Christmas and Charlie Brown’s All-Stars — It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown debuted October 27, 1966 with a phenomenal 49 percent audience share, meaning 49 percent of the people watching television during those 25 minutes had tuned in to see Charlie Brown.

“This is the quintessential Vince Guaraldi for our Peanuts’ specials…some of his best atmospheric jazz,” Mendelson shares. “Vince’s score carries the gang with the autumn leaves, through the scary and cold Halloween night. This music comforts the indomitable faith of Linus, still waiting for his hero since 1966 — forever in our ears, hearts and memories.”

“Guaraldi had a strong sense of how music could — and should — be employed to maximize the viewing audience’s emotional response,” writes Bang. “[He] emphatically established the Peanuts ‘musical personality’ with this third outing, and all subsequent prime-time specials owed much to the groovin’ atmosphere that is so prevalent in Great Pumpkin. Guaraldi had a gig for life…and his legacy lives on, expand[ing] by the year, thanks in great part to the jazz swagger given to an insecure blockhead and his lovably crazy beagle.”

Track listing:
1. Linus and Lucy
2. Graveyard Theme
3. Snoopy and the Leaf/Frieda (With the Naturally Curly Hair)
4. The Great Pumpkin Waltz
5. Linus and Lucy (Reprise)
6. Charlie Brown Theme/Happy Linus
7. The Great Pumpkin Waltz (Reprise)
8. The Red Baron/Military Drum March
9. The Great Pumpkin Waltz (2nd Reprise)
10. Trick or Treat
11. Fanfare/Breathless/Trick or Treat (Reprise)
12. Charlie Brown Theme (Reprise)
13. Breathless
14. It’s a Long Way to Tipperary/There’s a Long, Long Trail A-Winding/Pack up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag/Roses of Picardy
15. Trick or Treat (2nd Reprise)
16. Linus and Lucy (2nd Reprise)
17. Charlie Brown Theme (2nd Reprise)

I received a copy of this CD and if you are a Peanuts (SNOOPY!) fan…this CD is a must-buy! I absolutely love this and it’s great for all ages! 

For more info, visit Craft Recordings and on Facebook.

We have teamed up for a Halloween Giveaway! One winner will win their own CD! Simply leave a comment below telling us your favorite Peanuts character! (I love Snoopy!)  Deadline to enter is October 26th, 2018 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected.

Credit: Press info/Images Craft Recordings. Self Disclosure: I received a free copy of the CD and one to send to the winner. No other compensation was received.