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{Giveaway} VeggieTales Live! Coming to the City National Grove of Anaheim on Friday, October 23!

Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and all of their Veggie friends are coming to the City National Grove of Anaheim on Friday, October 23, in the all new fresh, funny, and unforgettable VeggieTales Live! Little Kids Do Big Things tour.

veggietales-at-anaheimVeggieTales Live! Little Kids Do Big Things is a must-see, fun filled celebration for families and VeggieTales fans of all ages. Join the VeggieTales crew in a musical review that celebrates that with help and faith, even little kids can do big things too! This all new production features live performances of Veggie silly song favorites like The Hairbrush Song and I Love My Lips as well as songs that inspire like Big Things Too. Children will be thrilled to see their favorite Veggie friends live on stage performing in a rollicking musical review of VeggieTales greatest hits. This high-energy show is sure to delight children and families of all ages.

veggie-talesVeggieTales is the best selling brand that delivers stories and songs kids love and values parents appreciate. It is the go to brand for families for wholesome quality entertainment that promotes values and lessons kids use for a lifetime such as telling the truth, sharing and forgiveness.

Tickets to VeggieTales Live! Little Kids Do Big Things tour can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or at The City National Grove of Anaheim theater box office. A limited number of VIP tickets are available, which include premium seating and a special meet and greet with your favorite VeggieTales characters!

For the most up to date tour itinerary & additional ticket and tour info, please click here.

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I’m also hosting a giveaway. The City National Grove of Anaheim is providing one family 4-pack of tickets to the VeggieTales Live show on October 23, 2105 at 6:30 p.m for one of my lucky readers!  To enter my giveaway, just follow the directions on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck everyone!

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This is not a sponsored post. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own. VeggieTales images property of VeggieTales. 

The 10th Annual Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch Opens Sept. 19th!

Disclosure: I was invited to attend a special media day at Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own. 

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Fall is upon us and that means it’s time for the Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch to open again! Located inside of Irvine Regional Park in the foothills of Orange, California, the Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch will open for the season beginning on September 19th at 10:00 a.m. Families are invited to visit the Pumpkin Patch through October 31st.

Irvine-Park-Railroad-Pumpkin-Patch-train-2015The Pumpkin Patch is located in Locomotive Loop and Miner’s Meadow just behind the train station, where thousands of pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes, will fill the meadow. You’ll be sure to find the perfect pumpkin!

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  • train rides
  • hay rides
  • panning for gold
  • a child-friendly haunted house
  • a hay maze
  • a moon bounce
  • pumpkin ring toss
  • carnival games
  • cookie decorating
  • John Deere tractor racers
  • face painting
  • picture stands

Irvine-Park-Railroad-Pumpkin-Patch-face-painting-2015The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch is open daily from September 19th through October 31st. Hours  of operation are as follows:
Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Irvine-Park-Railroad-Pumpkin-Patch-Hours-2015Admission into the Pumpkin Patch is free and prices for the activities vary. For additional information and pricing, click here. Irvine Park Railroad welcomes schools and groups. Please call (714) 997-3968 for school and group information.

Irvine-Park-Railroad-Pumpkin-Patch-cotton-candy-2015Don’t forget to visit Irvine Regional Park’s other activities while you’re there including the Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Park, paddle boat rentals, the Orange County Zoo, and pony rides.

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Irvine Park Railroad has generously given me a package of tickets to give away to one of my lucky readers. The package includes:

  • 4 Tickets (which can be used to ride the train OR participate in Pumpkin Patch activities)
  • 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park bike rental (excludes the double surrey)
  • 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park paddle boat rental

Enter in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck everyone and Happy Fall!

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{Giveaway} Barbie “Rock N’ Royals” LIVE Show! Enter to Win a Gift Basket With Tickets to This Concert Experience!

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Who’s ready to rock? Barbie is starring in an all-new movie, Barbie Rock ‘n Royals! In this upbeat musical, Barbie stars as Princess Courtney, a modern princess whose world is turned upside down when she switches places with Erika, a famous rock star. Two very different worlds collide when a mix-up sends Princess Courtney to Camp Pop and Erika to Camp Royalty. The Barbie in Rock ‘n Royals DVD will be available at retailers nationwide on 9/8 from Universal Home Entertainment. But that’s not all of the exciting Barbie news…..

Mattel_BarbieRockNRoyals_Mock_072415_8_tcm718-116606Barbie fans in the Greater Los Angeles are invited to attend a LIVE concert on Saturday, September 26 at 12 p.m. at the Hollywood Palladium! The Barbie Rock ‘N Royals Concert Experience is going to be a rockin’ good time and Barbie fans will have the opportunity to “Raise Their Voice”!  Enjoy a LIVE concert performance of songs from the movie including, “Raise Our Voices,” “What if I Shine,” and “Brand New Song” from surprise guests!

Guests in attendance will also get to: 

  • Striking a pose on the Pink Carpet
  • Getting rock star ready in the Super Style Zone
  • Jamming out in the VH1 Rock Star Zone
  • Twisting and shaking in the Be Super Dance Zone

It’s going to be an event you won’t want to miss! For tickets to the Rock ‘N Royals Concert Experience, click here.  All ticket sales will benefit VH1 Save The Music.

enter-to-win-barbieI’m also giving away a Barbie Rock ‘N Royals gift basket to one of my lucky readers! Look at what’s in it!

  • Barbie™ in Rock ‘n Royals: Courtney® doll
  • Barbie™ in Rock ‘n Royals: Erika™ doll
  • Barbie in Rock ‘n Royals DVD
  • Two tickets to the Barbie Rock ‘n Royals Concert Experience on Sept. 26, 2015 at 12 p.m.

If you’d like to enter to win this basket, do so below in the Rafflecopter. Don’t forget to read the directions carefully for each entry. Good luck everyone!

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I received promotional items in order to facilitate this post. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

{Giveaway} Have Courage and Be Kind! #Cinderella Available on BLU-RAY™ Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on 9/15!

Cinderella2015_BlurayHave courage and be kind! That was my favorite line from Disney’s “Cinderella”! Oh I bawled my head off at the beginning of this film when I saw it in the theater! It was just so beautifully made and this timeless classic was brought to life with imagination and a whole lot of magic! If you haven’t already seen this latest version of “Cinderella”, here’s a synopsis:
Despite being mistreated by her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and stepsisters, a spirited Ella (Lily James) resolves to take charge of her fate. Add a royal ball, a Fairy Godmother (Helena Bonham-Carter) and a glass slipper, and suddenly – magic becomes reality!

Lily James is Cinderella in Disney's live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, CINDERELLA, which brings to life the timeless images in Disney's 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzlling spectacle for a whole new generation.

Here’s the trailer:

Cinderella will be released on Digital HD/SD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere on September 15! You can order your own copy here

The BONUS features on the Digital HD/SD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA):

A Fairy Tale Comes to Life- Filmmakers and cast reflect on Cinderella’s enduring power, and the joys and challenges of bringing this iconic tale to life.
Costume Test Fun- See the work of Academy Award-winning® Costume Designer Sandy Powell (The Aviator, 2004) and share some lighthearted moments with the cast.
Staging The Ball- You’re invited behind the scenes for the making of the Palace Ball sequence, including its spectacular set, stunning costumes and more. It’s a lavish and massive undertaking…and a magical day on set.
Ella’s Furry Friends- Discover how the movie’s animal stars honed their memorable performances.
Alternate Opening: Ella’s Childhood- View moments from Ella’s idyllic childhood that do not appear in the movie. With an introduction by Director Kenneth Branagh.
Frozen Fever-It’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever – but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk. Frozen-fever

The following are deleted scenes (with introduction by Kenneth Branagh) exclusive to the DMA:

  • Serving (0:56)
  • The Mourning (4:24)
  • Getting to Know You (2:00)
  • The Search for Cinderella (1:14)
  • Dear Kit (2:57)

DVD exclusives include these BONUS features:

  • Ella’s Furry Friends
  • Frozen Fever

Lily James is Cinderella and Richard Madden is the Prince in Disney's live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, CINDERELLA, which brings to life the timeless images from Disney's 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.

You can order your own copy of Cinderella by clicking here. (pre-orders taken prior to September 15). I’m also having a giveaway that you can enter to win a copy of Cinderella. All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below. Please read the instructions carefully. Good luck everyone!

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Visit Cinderella on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram!

All images and trailer property of Disney Movies.  This is not a sponsored post. 

 

 

{Giveaway} Summer Fun at BOOMERS Irvine! Enter to Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets!

Boomers-is-a-blastThis summer, we’ve been trying to make the most of our time off by doing as much as possible together before school starts! One of the items on my daughter’s Summer Bucket List was to spend a day out with friends at BOOMERS! in Irvine. If you haven’t visited BOOMERS! yet, it is so much fun for both kids and adults. It’s free to get in and walk around and there are a ton of things to do inside. (pricing for the attractions varies) Also, there’s no charge for parking.to-do-boomersHere are just some of the attractions you’ll find at BOOMERS:

  • Miniature golf
  • Thunder Road Go Karts go-karts
  • Lil Thunder Road Go Karts
  • Bumper Boats  bumper-boats
  • Rock Wall rock-wall
  • Batting Cages
  • Laser Tag laser-tag
  • King Arthur’s Carnival (kid-sized rides) rides

At BOOMERS! Irvine, you’ll also find a game room with a TON of arcade games. Some of the games even allow players to earn tickets that they can turn in for prizes!

game-roomIt’s super convenient that BOOMERS! has an indoor snack bar for when the kids (and moms) get hungry. The menu offers a variety of food and drinks, including pizzas, salads, and kids meals.

lunch-is-servedAs a parent, I like that I could go to BOOMERS! and be inside supervising everything that the kids were doing. The attractions area, itself, has a gate around it, and as you walk around, trailing your kids, there are several areas for you to sit and watch and chit chat with the other adults in your party!

so-much-funOur group included 6 kids and 5 moms and we were there for over six hours on our visit! The kids just kept on going and did not want to leave when it was time to go. I highly recommend visiting BOOMERS with a group of friends. It’s a great way to create fun memories!

creating-memories-with-friendsPricing for the different attractions varies. I think the best value if you’re going for the day is the 4 hours of unlimited attractions for $39.99. However, they offer some amazing deals on passes too! To get more information about pricing, click here.

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I’m so excited to be able to host a giveaway for my readers! Yep! BOOMERS! Irvine is giving me TWO family 4-packs of tickets to give away to 2 of my awesome readers! To enter, just follow the instructions below in the Rafflecopter. Oh and don’t worry, the winners’ tickets are good for any time, not just summer! (I know a lot of kids have already gone back to school) Good luck everyone!

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Connect with BOOMERS! Irvine on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Thank you BOOMERS Irvine for hosting us for a day of fun! 

 

{Giveaway} Win Tickets for R5 in Concert on 8/23 at The Greek Theatre, LA on “Sometime Last Night” Tour! @OfficialR5

My daughter and a majority of her friends can rattle off the names of the R5 members faster than I can even count to 5! Can you? (This mom can!)

R5-namesR5 is led by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Ross Lynch and, R5 came together in 2009 and is comprised of Lynch’s siblings Riker (bass/vocals), Rocky (lead guitar/vocals) and Rydel (keyboard/vocals) and friend Ellington “Ratliff” (drums/vocals). R5 first came together in 2009 and has rapidly emerged as an exciting new voice in the world of pop rock!
R5Ross currently stars in Disney Channel’s hit comedy series Austin & Ally, as Austin Moon. He recently won his third consecutive Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite TV Actor for his role on the show. He can also be seen on the Disney Channel Original Movies Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2, where he plays modern day surfer Brady. We are huge Ross Lynch fans in our home and have seen him twice in person. Once was at a Teen Beach Movie Meet and Greet in Downtown Disney and the second time was at the filming for the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade at Disneyland!

ross-and-maiaExciting news for R5 fans! After almost two years of touring the world to packed-house crowds in more than 20 countries, enthralling fans across the globe with their live show, pop-rock quintet R5 has announced the upcoming release of their sophomore album, Sometime Last Night, AND a major U.S. summer headlining tour of the same name making a stop at the famed Greek Theatre, LA on August 23! The show will also feature special guests Jacob Whitesides and Ryland! The show starts at 7 p.m. For ticket information, click here.

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enter-to-winHere comes some more good news for R5 fans…I’m giving away a 4 pack of tickets to the concert on 8/23 at at 7 p.m. the Greek Theatre! Yep, one lucky reader will win 4 tickets! All you have to do is enter below on the Rafflecopter! Be sure to read the directions carefully! Good luck everyone!

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US Residents Only. No purchase necessary to enter. All fans have an equal chance to win, however, you must enter to win. A winner will be randomly selected via RaffleCopter and notified via email. No cash value. Winner will have 72 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected the same way. Several different ways to earn entries (some can be done daily). Prize will be fulfilled by sponsor. One prize per household. Not liable for unclaimed prizes or fulfillment. Good luck! – See more at: http://www.letsplayoc.com/2015/08/r5-sometime-last-night-tour-greek-theatre-los-angeles.html#sthash.et4VJnNM.dpuf

{Giveaway} Disney Screen: Your Favorite Disney Films in Cinemark Theatres! Enter to Win Tickets! #DisneyScreen

disney_screen_300x250Disney Screen is coming to Cinemark Theatres! If you’ve never heard of Disney Screen, it’s an extra fun way to watch many of your favorite classic Disney films on the big screen! Starting Friday, July 31st, 6 select Cinemark Theatres across the U.S. will begin to feature 4 classic films each week.  With a different theme for the movies each week, the theaters will run the films daily at 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. for an entire week! So basically it’s Disney films all day, every day! Oh and did I mention that the films are also accompanied with a short film? I LOVE classic Disney movies AND short films! What a great thing to do in summer with your family!

Here’s a sneak peak of what Disney Screen is all about: 

Take a look at all of the fun films they’ll be showing starting July 31st!

disney-screen-scheduleDisney Screen admission is offered to guests as 4 different pass options, each at a great price! Each pass offers unlimited viewing for that time period.

Here are the passes you can choose from:

Daily ($5) -When you purchase any Disney Screen showtime, you are granted full day access to see all four Disney Screen movies on that same day.

Weekly ($10) – This pass grants you unlimited admission for 7 days.

Monthly ($20) – This pass grants you unlimited admission for 1 month.

Quarterly ($40) – This pass grants you unlimited admission for 3 months.

Please note: One pass admits one person.

Passes for Disney Screen can be purchased at the box office.

This summer, Disney Screen is offered at 6 theatres across the U.S., as it’s being tested out. The California Locations that are hosting the Disney Screen are Century Huntington Beach & XD and Century 25 Union City & XD. Here is a list of all 6 theatres.

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I’m so excited to live so close by the one in Huntington Beach! I’m also excited to be able to give away 2 family 4-packs of passes to my readers!

giveawayEach prize pack will include 4 tickets and each ticket is valid for one free admission. The Disney passes are available in theatres which means you can just exchange it for a Disney Screen ticket when you arrive at the theatre! So cool, right? I’ll be picking two different winners to enjoy the passes with their families!  All you have to do is enter my giveaway is leave a comment below telling me your favorite Disney movie AND your best email address in case you’re one of the winners! The contest will be open until Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. I will draw two (2) winners using the Random Number Generator and notify them by email. I will also be mailing the tickets to the winnners’ homes. Must be a U.S. resident to enter and 18 years of age or older.  Good luck everyone!

 

This is not a sponsored post. Images property of Disney Films and Cinemark Theatres. 

Buccaneer Cove at BOOMERS in Irvine is a Kids’ Paradise!

buccaneer-cove3Last week, we spent the perfect day with friends at Buccaneer Cove inside BOOMERS in Irvine! If you haven’t been there yet, it’s somewhere you should definitely hit up THIS summer with the kids!

buccaneer-cove-2 Buccaneer Cove is a giant water play area (inside of a self-contained gated area) located inside of BOOMERS in Irvine. It features 5 different water slides, each catering to adventure seekers of different heights and ages. In addition to the water slides, Buccaneer Cove also has a wet tunnels, spray loops, spray cannons an interactive Aqua Dome, and a huge splash bucket! It’s like a kids’ paradise. Let’s talk a little bit more about the slides though. First of all, they each have a name.

yellow-slideThe Yellow Slide is the tallest and longest slide in Buccaneer Cove. It’s 380 feet, from start to finish. You’ll climb up to the top (on the 4th level) and slide down this fully enclosed yellow tube. As you slide down, you’ll twist through a figure 8, then pick-up speed with a straight chute and spiral to the end!
blue-slideThe Blue Slide is one of three slides that begin on the 3rd level. This slide is one curvy ride! Also an enclosed slide, once you push off into the blue tube, you’ll whirl through a figure 8, pick-up steam in a straight run, then sling through a power bend to the end!
red-slideThe Red Slide is another one of the three slides that begin on the 3rd level. This one is fast! When you drop off into the enclosed red tube, you’ll quickly fly through a splashy S-curve, then plummet through a spiral to the end!

open-slideThe Open Slide is the only non-enclosed slide intended for the bigger kids! It also starts up on the 3rd level and puts you through the paces. You’ll whirl through a counterclockwise spiral and then suddenly sail through another spiral in the opposite direction. Then – splash! It’s over, and time to do it again!

kiddie-slideThis is the perfect slide for the smaller water babies. It’s a two-lane open slide and both lanes start at the 1st level. It’s a gentle slide but a big thrill for kiddies under 36” with parental supervision. orange-slideIn addition to the water slides, Buccaneer Cove also has wet tunnels, spray loops, spray cannons,  an interactive aqua dome,  and a huge splash bucket! It’s literally a water wonderland for kids!


As a mom, one of my favorite parts about the entire place is that you can see your kid(s) from most locations that you’d choose to sit at. It doesn’t require that you, too, go on all of the slides or be in the water play area, unless that’s your sort of thing. There is plenty of seating all around Buccaneer Cove.

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rent-a-cabanaBuccaneer Cove offers guests the option of renting a cabana for the day.  For a very reasonable price of $75 for the entire day, the cabana includes services of a host or hostess for an hour and a bucket of bottled water for your party. You can order food from your host or hostess, which they can bring to you.

IMG_8936The cabana comfortably accomodates 6 guests but we actually had more. Also, the kids in your group will most likely never come into the cabana except to eat.  Cabanas at Buccaneer Cove are limited so you’ll want to plan ahead of time and even reserve one online here.

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Right inside Buccaneer Cove is a snack bar where you can purchase snacks, sweets, and beverages. You are also able to walk over to the snack bar inside of BOOMERS to order food that you can bring inside of Buccaneer Cove. The BOOMERS snack bar has items on the menu such as chicken fingers, hot dogs, nachos, and salads. (The Caesar salad was delish!) They also serve entire pizzas which are perfect for a big group. Please note: there is no outside food or drink permitted inside of Buccaneer Cove. 

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Buccaneer Cove is Open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.

The hours are as follows:

Monday – Friday 11:00am to 6:00pm / Weekends Only 11:00am to 7:00pm

For more information about tickets and operating hours for Buccaneer Cove, click here.

Connect with Boomers in Irvine on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

I’d like to thank the entire staff at Buccaneer Cove for your hospitality and hosting us for the afternoon! 

Say Hello to Rubio’s Coastal Grill…Formerly Known as Rubio’s Mexican Grill!

rubios-coastal-grillWhen I think about Rubio’s®, I always think of fish tacos! It was the first place I tried a fish taco back in the day and I’ve been hooked ever since!  In addition to its signature dish, The Original Fish Taco, this popular chain which has locations in California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and Colorado, is known for its uniquely delicious coastal cuisine. Have you seen their new name yet? It’s now called Rubio’s Coastal Grill! I love it! Inside the restaurant, you’ll still find the same great Mexican cuisine, but with a lot more delicious options added to the menu and a new look added to many of the stores.

drinksThroughout the month of May, several of Orange County’s locations re-opened to guests as Rubio’s Coastal Grill, after undergoing a redesigned transformation! The redesign of 45 of their California-based restaurants reflect the brand’s evolution and culinary progression. Some of the first locations to undergo this transformation already include:

  • Laguna Niguel
  • San Clemente
  • Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Foothill Ranch

Would you believe me if I told you that I frequent 4 out of 5 of the locations listed above? If the 5th location was closer to me, I’d go to that one too! Rubio’s has plans to expand to other areas within the county in the near future as well.

for-startersI recently had the opportunity to dine in one of the newly re-opened locations with Mr. Ralph Rubio.  We sipped on Sangria and munched on some of their delicious chips and guacamole during introductions. Their guacamole is amazing and I’m pretty sure it’s because they insist on only using Haas avocados in their restaurants.

chips-and-guacamoleMr. Rubio talked about the concept behind the new look. He also talked about how the restaurant design draws inspiration from the sea and features elements and aesthetics reminiscent of the brand’s beach heritage. There are hues of cobalt, green, indigo and sand sparkle throughout the restaurants and patios with shimmering blue tiles that guide guests to Rubio’s signature salsa bar. The salsa bar is one of the best parts because everything on it is always so fresh!

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Mr. Rubio had the staff bring each of us attendees an order of Tostadas Frescas to start with. These are one of the limited time offerings on the new menu. I had one shrimp and one chicken and just looking at this picture of lime getting squeezed onto them, makes me want to go back and do it all over again. Limes just make everything taste even better.

tostadas-frescas-with-shrimpThe shells used for the Tostadas Frescas are freshly prepared and you can tell just by tasting them.  I couldn’t decide if the shrimp or the chicken were my favorite one? They were both delicious and I can’t wait to return to try a beef one, as well as one with grilled veggies.

regal-springs-tilapia-tacoDid you know that Rubio’s uses sustainable seafood in nearly all of its seafood dishes and continues to expand its menu with innovative recipes ranging from sustainable shrimp to Atlantic salmon? This Regal Springs Tilapia taco was so delicious and I could taste how fresh the fish was. I also got to try a Grilled Gourmet Taco with Shrimp! How have I never had one of those before? It’s seriously in a category of its own!

grilled-gourmet-taco-with-shrimpIn addition to seafood, Rubio’s also offers crisp fresh salads, grilled marinated chicken and steak, “no-fried” pinto beans, handmade guacamole, a variety of proprietary salsas, and craft beer and sangria to complement any meal. Now here comes another new feature at Rubio’s Coastal Grill….dessert! I know we’re all aware of the churros because we go there specifically for their Cinnamon Churros but now there are also a variety of more gourmet desserts being offered! And they’re featured a beautiful dessert case in the front of the store!

limon-coconut-barsMr. Rubio must’ve known my weakness for desserts because he had ALL of them brought to our table to sample! There were Caramel Chocolate Ganache Brownies, Limon Coconut Bars, and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. They tasted as good as they look, too!

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dessertsI’m really excited about the new look of Rubio’s Coastal Grill but I’m even MORE excited about the newest menu items. As a busy mom, who’s often on the go, I’m always grateful for take out options that are healthy both for myself and my daughter. Rubio’s is somewhere I can go and always feel good about getting quality food for us.

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In honor of Rubio’s recent transformation, I’m hosting a giveaway. Rubio’s has provided me with 6 cards that are each valid for a complimentary entree. I’m going to pick one lucky reader to win all 6. Just enter below in the Rafflecopter and be sure to read the directions carefully. Good luck everyone!

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Stay up-to-date about Rubio’s happenings, events and more by visiting Rubio’s on Facebook  and  Twitter.

Disclosure: I was invited to attend a media dinner and provided with dinner in order to write my post. No other monetary compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

Grab a Copy of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Pet Salon” on Disney DVD May 19! (I’m Also Giving Away a Copy!)

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Whenever a new Disney Junior DVD gets released, we get excited around here. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse has been one of our favorites since its start in 2006 and every time we hear “The Hot Dog Dance” song come on, we have to stop whatever we may be doing and join in! Have you ever done that? In case you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, here’s a video.

Well, more exciting news…on May 19th, Disney Jr. Home Entertainment will release the adorable new DVD, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Pet Salon! In this DVD, you’ll find Minnie’s sparkling new Pet Salon open for business……and adventure! With over two hours of song-filled pet-themed fun, including 4 additional episodes, Minnie’s Pet Salon is the “purr-fect” gift. Includes Four Additional Pet Themed Episodes and a FREE Exclusive Pet Comb!

Here’s a synopsis: ​All your Clubhouse pals are bringing their animal friends to get spruced up for Pluto’s All-Star Pet Show. With so many pets to bathe, groom and train, Minnie needs help. Luckily, Mickey and the gang are there to lend a hand. But when three adorable little kittens go missing, it will take the right Mouseketools – and help from YOU – to find them in time for the big show. With over two hours of song-filled pet-themed fun, including 4 additional episodes, Minnie’s Pet Salon is the “purr-fect” gift.

minnies-pet-salonThe DVD looks so cute! I just LOVE Minnie and the kindness she demonstrates towards animals. One of my own lucky readers will be able to win a copy of “Minnie’s Pet Salon”! All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below! Don’t forget to comment on this post and tell me who YOUR favorite character is from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse! Good luck everyone!

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