Archives for December 14, 2018

Make Life a little easier this busy holiday season with Fresh n’ Lean

      

Are you really busy running around this holiday season and tired of eating your little one’s leftovers or getting fast food? Well, here’s a healthy alternative! Fresh n’ Lean is here to make parents’ lives easier! All you do is order, heat and eat! It doesn’t get any simpler than that! The best part is no cleanup! I’m all for that this busy holiday season!

Fresh n’ Lean is a ready-to-eat meal delivery service. Every meal is organic, fresh (never frozen), non-gmo, grass fed, and locally sourced. They cater to many different diets: paleo, vegan, dairy free, gluten free, low carb, and low fat. They ship nationwide (AK and HI included) via FedEx.

These organic. ready to eat meals start at $9.33 a meal (cheaper than most eating out options!) and there are different meal plans such as the ION Performance Protein plan and there are breakfast, lunch and dinner choices.

I like that the meals taste fresh and are healthy meals. But, that there is no prep time really involved. They are simply ordered online and then heated up. Many other healthy meal plans that you can order online has so much prep time involved. You are also in charge of customizing your meal plan. You simply select your plan online or choose from their a la carte options. Their meals are currently freshly prepared in Chino, CA but they will soon be moving to Anaheim, CA.

Check them out at https://www.freshnlean.com/

 

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received. 

Snackin’ around the Christmas Tree with Milton’s Crackers

The holidays are here and it’s a time to have family and friends drop in to celebrate the festive season. So, you better have the snacks ready! Milton’s Crackers have you covered! These are great for both adults and children and they are also great for on the go this busy season! Also, each of Milton’s cracker lines are crafted with clean ingredients that are Non-GMO Project verified. So they’re crackers that are good for you and the environment, too. Now, how cool is that?!

For those looking to live an organic lifestyle, checkout Milton’s BRAND NEW Certified Organic Crackers. Serve the Organic Multi-Grain, Organic Himalayan Salt or Organic Olive Oil & Sea Salt as a part of a satisfying holiday snack spread. The subtle accent of unique flavors make these versatile crackers enjoyable with anything, anywhere – from a broad range of gourmet toppings to everyday dips and spreads. I really love the taste! My favorite is the Organic Multi-Grain crackers and I love them with dips and also soups and even chili! These are a must for the Winter season!

Or, give Milton’s Gluten Free crackers a taste…they please a variety of palettes, whether you’re gluten free or just love snacking right out of the bag! Caution: these crackers are highly addictive. The Gluten Free Crispy Sea Salt and Gluten Free Cheddar Cheese varieties are ideal packed in lunch as a healthier alternative to chips, or for dipping into favorite spreads as a holiday snack. These two flavors were a hit with everyone in my family!

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

All Aboard Long Beach’s Holiday Spectacular Queen Mary Christmas Don't miss it! You can visit now until January 6, 2019!

All are Invited to this Ultimate Holiday Adventure Featuring 80-foot LED Tree Lighting,
Ice Skating Rink, Meet and Greets with Santa, Holiday Entertainment, and More!

The Queen Mary invites guests to step aboard the legendary ocean liner for an all-new holiday adventure, Queen Mary Christmas, filled with authentic and festive activities, premiering November 23, 2018 through January 6, 2019. Gather the family and enjoy a holiday season filled with nostalgic fun including ice-skating onboard the Queen Mary’s uppermost deck, nightly tree lighting ceremonies on the ship’s bow, the Gingerbread Village, Stocking Shop, strolling vintage carolers, live entertainment, holiday dining, and much more.

My son and I had the opportunity to check it out this past week and I loved it! He thought it was pretty cool too! I loved all the beautifully decorated Christmas Trees on the ship and it was a lot of fun walking around on the ship! 

       

ENTERTAINMENT & ATTRACTIONS:

  • MAIN HALL: Begin your journey in an art-deco inspired Main Hall with a Christmas tree centerpiece fit for a Queen. Check in at Passenger Information to discover all of our holiday offerings on board the ship.
  • SANTA’S CAPTAIN’S QUARTERS: St. Nick charts the course to the North Pole in his Captain’s Quarters. Grab a photo with Santa at the ship’s wheel and decorate stockings to take home.
  • STARBOARD LOUNGE: Gather around to hear Mrs. Claus spin a holiday yarn, sip on hot cocoa in a special souvenir mug, or enjoy an adult beverage while overlooking the city.
  • SPORTS DECK – TRUE NORTH ICE RINK: Slip on a pair of skates and glide along the ice rink, located on the uppermost deck of the Queen Mary – 180 feet above sea level – with a panoramic view of the Long Beach skyline. The glittering stars and historic smoke stacks will light your way.
  • GINGERBREAD VILLAGE & 4-D THEATER: Kids can participate in their own gingerbread house decorating activity alongside a giant gingerbread replica of the Queen Mary and the Village’s resident Singing Baker. From the village, enter the 4-D Theater for a very special screening of Polar Express, a festive delight for all of the senses.
  • SHIP’S BOW & TREE LIGHTING: Marvel at the 80-foot animated lighted tree and watch the nightly countdown at dusk in a synchronized display of over 45,000 LED lights.
  • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: Join Santa Saturday mornings in December (Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22) in a holiday salon for Breakfast with Santa. Just $19 for children ages 4-11 and $39 for adults, enjoy a pajama party breakfast, story time, and photos with Jolly Old Saint Nick.
  • HOLIDAY DINNER SHOW: A three-course dinner and show featuring the Holiday Follies or American Bombshells on select nights.

I really enjoyed the Ship’s Bow & Tree Lighting! It was quite festive and very pretty! 

TICKETS:

  • General Holiday Admission tickets start online at $22 for adults and $16 for children.
    • Each General Holiday Admission ticket includes general admission entry, Ship Model Gallery & Engine Room, and various holiday activations including access to Santa’s Captain’s Quarters for a Meet & Greet with Santa, Storytime with Mrs. C, Screening of Polar Express in the 4D Theater, Christmas Tree-Lined Decks, Canopy of Lights, Strolling Entertainment, and Evening Tree Lighting Ceremony.
  • First Class Passport tickets start online at $40 for adults and $20 for children.
    • Each First Class Passport includes general admission entry, access to the Queen Mary Historic Exhibits, Queen Mary tours, Ship Model Gallery & Engine Room, as well as various holiday activations including: access to Santa’s Captain’s Quarters for a Meet & Greet with Santa, Storytime with Mrs. C, Screening of Polar Express in the 4D Theater, Christmas Tree-Lined Decks, Canopy of Lights, Strolling Entertainment, and Evening Tree Lighting Ceremony.
  • VIP Grand Passport tickets start online at $70 for adults and $55 for children.
    • Each VIP Grand Passport includes general admission entry, access to the Queen Mary Historic Exhibits, Queen Mary tours, Ship Model Gallery & Engine Room, ice skating, and all other holiday activations including gingerbread house decorating and stocking trimming.

PARKING:

  • Self-parking: $8 with validation (up to 3 hours)
  • Valet parking: $15 with validation (up to 3 hours)

Self Disclosure: I received a free media visit to facilitate this post. Images: SoCal City Kids.