Archives for December 6, 2018

R.M. Palmer candy is a must-buy this Holiday! Great for Stocking Stuffers! Holiday Giveaway!

R.M. Palmer has some really delicious candy this 2018 Holiday season!  These festive and delicious treats have eye-catching packaging and are simply delicious! They will be a hit as stocking stuffers!


Check out some of these New holiday products:


I just love the Puddles Snowmen! Decorated white and milk chocolate flavored, Puddles is available in four adorable snowman designs.  2.5 ounces. Flakey will also be a hit as a stocking stuffer! New for 2018! Solid Cookies & Crème decorated with cute snowman attire makes a sweet stocking stuffer for that extra special someone. 4.25 ounces.

There are also Delicious Double Crisp® bars wrapped in a festive Santa or Snowman wrapper. These bars are Chocolaty ‘n Smooth…Crisp ‘n Crunchy and are the perfect stocking stuffer for kids of all ages. 4.25 ounces. R.M. Palmer has something for everyone on your holiday shopping list!

 We have teamed up for a Holiday Giveaway! To enter, leave a comment below telling us which one the candy items you would like to try the most! (Did I say how much I love the Puddles Snowmen? ) Deadline to enter is December 12th, 2018 at noon PST. U.S. Residents only, please. 

Check them out on Facebook too!


R.M. Palmer Company has been crafting fun, seasonal chocolate novelties since 1948. Today, the R.M. Palmer Company is the 25th largest confectioner in North America and the 82nd largest confectioner in the world. ( From its headquarters in West Reading, PA, Palmer’s 850 dedicated employees design, produce, package and ship more than 500 unique items to retail locations throughout North America – making Palmer one of America’s largest and most innovative confectioners.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this featured holiday post. No other compensation was received. Images were also provided. 


Self Disclosure: I received free delicious samples to facilitate this post and giveaway. Images were also provided. 

Visit Santa, see him SCUBA dive, see the Penguin Parade, enjoy a snow play area, and a variety of festivities during the holiday season at the Aquarium of the Pacific Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!

Get into the holiday spirit each weekend from December 1 through 23, 2018, at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Aquarium Holidays features a snow play area and photo opportunities with Santa in his traditional attire on weekends. Every day from December 1 to 23 Aquarium guests can also see Santa Diver giving “fishmas” gifts to the animals, watch the 10:00 a.m. Penguin Parade, take photos at the holiday selfie station, witness snow fall in the Great Hall, and explore the gift stores for unique holiday shopping. Hanukkah storytelling with opportunities to play dreidel will also be presented on December 1, 2, 8, and 9.

The festivities include the annual Holiday Treats for the Animals event on the weekend of December 8-9. During this event, the sea otter exhibit will be decked out for the “sea”son with decorations, and visitors can watch the otters savor candy cane-shaped lobster treats. Aquarium staff will also give special gift delicacies to penguins, sea lions, and other animals. Children can enjoy holiday crafts along with appearances by Santa Diver, photo opportunities with Santa and holiday characters, and all the Aquarium holiday festivities.

Aquarium Holidays: December 1-23, 2018

Holiday Treats for the Animals Festival: December 8-9, 2018

Hanukkah Storytelling and Dreidel Activity: December 1, 2, 8, and 9, 2018

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA  90802

INFO:              (562) 590-3100 or

 COST:            Included with general admission–$29.95 adult (12+), $26.95 senior (62+), $17.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age three and Aquarium members.

With coupon receive FREE CHILD ADMISSION with paid adult admission. $17.95 savings!

Mobile-device and printable coupon valid Dec 1-23, 2018:

DISCOUNTS: A toy drive runs daily December 1 through 23 and supports the Long Beach Fire Department Spark of Love Toy Drive. Aquarium guests who donate a new, unwrapped toy – at a $15 value or more – will receive a coupon valid for $10 off adult/$3 off child, up to 4 total admissions. Aquarium members will receive a complimentary Aquarium admission ticket for each toy donated (max of 6). Holiday Ugly Sweater weekend is December 22-23. Wear an ugly holiday sweater and get $5 off all ages upon request.

Exciting News! We have teamed up with The Aquarium of the Pacific for a Holiday giveaway! Tell us why you would love to visit the Aquarium this Holiday season and you just may win a family 4 Pack of tickets! Leave your comments below. Deadline to enter is December 12th, 2018 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected.  You can enter more than once but only once per day! 

Credit: Information and images courtesy of The Aquarium of the Pacific. SoCal City Kids will randomly select the winner. 

Looking for the perfect gift for your Mom this Holiday season? Burke Williams Spreads Joy This Holiday Season with Exclusive Gift Card Packages! These will be a hit with your loved one!

Looking for the perfect gift for Mom? Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect gift for your wife? Burke Williams is my favorite Spa and they have some exclusive gift card packages that are sure to be a hit with your loved one this holiday.

Burke Williams offers rest and sanctuary with luxurious spa days that can be curated to bring ultimate comfort, wellness and peace. Packages include a variety of signature Burke Williams relaxation and beauty treatments including massage therapy, facials, manicures, pedicures and custom enhancements like hot stones and aromatherapy.

I love visiting because I always feel like I’m away from the hustle and bustle yet I didn’t have to go far away.

So, if you are looking for a great gift that someone special will just love, how about “A Present of Peace” for $150 (valued at $200), to indulge in a Pure Relaxation Massage or a Spa Style Facial with an enhancement of choice. Or how about a “Mind + Body Holiday” for $250 (valued at $350) with a Burke Williams Massage and a 50-minute Spa Style Facial plus an enhancement. Don’t these packages sound lovely? But, I think the one that I would love to receive is the “A Year at Burke Williams” for just $1,000 (valued at $1400). This year-long gift package includes 12 individual services, or 4 spa days throughout the year that combine multiple sensorial Burke Williams treatments. Maybe Santa will bring me this one! (I’m hoping!)

All holiday gift card packages can be customized to include specific Burke Williams signature services and enhancements, or gifted simply as the amount so that the recipient can select their own services to renew and refresh. Gift certificates are available for purchase at all Burke Williams locations and online to print at home or email directly to your gift list.


Burke Williams will transform this holiday season with the gift of joy. For information on Burke Williams and to find a spa near you visit or call 1-866-239-6635.


Self Disclosure: I received 3-day spa passes to facilitate this post. Images were provided. No other compensation was received and I honestly am a big fan of Burke Williams.