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Yogurtland Now Open in Sendero Marketplace in Rancho Mission VIejo

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I was so excited to see a brand-new Yogurtland location is now open in Sendero Marketplace in Rancho Mission Viejo! It’s no secret that we love Yogurtland!  Having Orange County’s newest location open up practically next door to my house was the best thing to happen all month!With a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening specials, the Rancho Mission Viejo location of Yogurtland officially opened its doors on Friday, July 13 and had a line out the door! (It unofficially opened on June 20 though.) If you haven’t been over to try out some of their delicious fro-yo or even their light ice cream, you need to get over there soon!Yogurtland features non-fat and low-fat yogurt flavors, ice cream, and no sugar added choices while using milk that contains no antibiotics or added hormones. Fruit flavors are fortified with Vitamin C for an extra boost. They even have 3 featured flavors for summer: Blue Raspberry Sorbet (made with Jolly Rancher® blue raspberry flavor),Cookies and Crème Smores AND Butter Pecan light ice cream! These are all available only for a limited time.

Yogurtland guests can create their own treat, snack or dessert from a variety of handcrafted frozen yogurt, ice cream, and non-dairy sorbet flavors and an abundant topping bar with fresh fruits, candies, premium sauces, and more to create an experience as unique as they are.I love that Yogurtland’s “flavorologists” continually create craveable flavors that keep fans loving their taste experience. I had no idea that Yogurtland owns its own dairy and by controlling the manufacturing process. delivers the highest quality flavors, setting new standards for the industry and delighting guests all year long.Yogurtland in Sendero Marketplace is located next to the Starbucks at 30841 Gateway Place, Rancho Mission Viejo, Ca. 92694. Yogurtland has more than 320 locations across the U.S., Australia, Dubai, Guam, Myanmar, Oman, Singapore, Thailand, and Venezuela. For more information, please visit here.

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Spooky New Experiences Added to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom

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Every summer, I get excited at the first signs of Halloween! Some people totally disagree with that. I just love to plan ahead. When the Disney Parks Blog announced the dates for this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park, I began planning our next trip to Walt Disney World. (because that’s how a Disney Mom’s mind works.) Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will take place on select nights August 17 – October 31, 2018 and is a separate ticketed event. Last year we had the chance to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for the very first time and it was SO much fun.
We loved dressing up in costumes, experiencing the park decorated so beautifully after dark, trick-or-treating together, character & other photo opportunities, exclusive-for-the-party entertainment, spooky treats, and more. After attending though, I realized that there is so much to do that you should almost consider attending two different nights, just so you don’t miss anything!This year when we go, we’re going to hit the ground running, and be way more prepared to maximize our experience during the party. Even more excited was reading about the new additions to this year’s party! More Halloween fun? Yes, please!Here’s what’s been added to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for 2018:

  • The Mad Tea Party will take you for a colorful ride as new lighting and effects give a new spin on the night. Depending on the color of your costume, you too could transform under the new dancing lights.
  • New pirates will invade Pirates of the Caribbean, interacting with sailing guests who will join the search for “Gunpowder Pete.” Arrrgh!
  • Space Mountain will be transformed into a new adventure for its explorers with a new soundtrack and special effects.
  • Storybook Circus will be transformed for the party into Storybook Circus Disney Junior Jam! This dance party will feature some of everyone’s favorite Disney Junior Characters! Even Doc McStuffins!

Have you experienced Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party  before? If so, what did you think? If you haven’t, do you have plans to attend this year? Share with me in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts!For more information about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties, please go here or call (407) WDISNEY (934-7639).  You can also purchase your tickets here.

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Naturally White OC Now Open in Corona Del Mar

I received services in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

I have a love-hate relationship with coffee. I can’t imagine my morning without it but we all know that coffee is one of the things that can stain and yellow your teeth. Lately, I wasn’t loving what I saw when I’d look in the mirror at my teeth, so when I received an invitation to try out the all-new Naturally White OC, I jumped at the chance to try it out. Have you had your teeth whitened before, aside from an at-home treatment? I’d never had it done but now that I have, I feel like an in-office treatment is the best route to take.  It was so convenient and simple to have done and it only took about an hour out of my day.The products used on your teeth at Naturally White OC are made with a plant and mineral based formula. The active ingredient in the whitening gel is a food-grade hydrogen peroxide that contains three key minerals to stabilize and strengthen the enamel. All of the products used at Naturally White OC are made in the U.S. so they’re compliant with FDA regulations. They make sure that every ingredient that goes into their products is safe for all clients to use, including children (13 and older). The results are guaranteed to lighten your teeth 3-12 shades lighter from just one visit! (One visit is broken into three 20-minute sessions.)What’s A Visit to Naturally White OC Like?
When you first arrive at Naturally White OC, you are greeted by someone from their friendly staff, which actually seems more like one big family. There’s some initial “paperwork” to fill out, similar to what you do at a doctor’s office, except this is all done on an iPad. How fun and modern is that?

After you’ve completed your paperwork, you’re led to the whitening area and seated in a comfy chair, like one of the ones you sit and relax in at the dentist. Before beginning any of the whitening treatments, your technician will uses a set of artificial teeth to compare your initial color to, to find out what shade your teeth started out at, to have something to compare it to when you’re all done. Next, your technician will start to prep you for the first 20-minute whitening session. They”ll put an aparatus in your mouth to hold it open (Don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt at all.) and then apply the special whitening gel onto your teeth. Once your teeth are ready, you lay back and a special FDA approved LED light  at your teeth to get the process going. This UV light is the most advanced and effective LED technology that is designed to accelerate the whitening process. To protect your eyes, you’ll be wearing goggles during these sessions. After my final session of the 3 was done, I rinsed my teeth and compared my teeth once more to find that they’d lightened by 4 shades. I was so excited about this! They recommended I not eat or drink anything dark (that could re-stain my teeth) until the following day. At-home treatments available for purchase at Naturally White OC
I loved that Naturally White OC also had several options available for purchase to do at-home whitening treatments and also to maintain your teeth after an in-office visit. Here are some of the products you can purchase from them:

  • Naturally White Pro-Home Kit
  • Naturally White Teeth Whitening Pen
  • Naturally White’s signature Boost Remineralizing gel

Naturally White OC is located at
2711 East Coast Hwy Unit C.
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

I loved my in-office treatment at Naturally White OC and love the way my teeth look now. I feel more confident about my smile after my treatment. Book your own appointment today, either online or by calling 949.287.6988.Connect with Naturally White OC on Facebook and Instagram.

My 5 Toy Story Land Must-Dos + $250 Disney Gift Card Giveaway

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Let’s talk about my 3 most favorite words of the summer: Toy. Story. LAND! Have you been to experience it all yet? I haven’t, but I’ve definitely enjoyed all of the coverage online.

On June 30th, opening day of Toy Story Land, Disney’s Hollywood Studios actually reached capacity and closed. I don’t think Hollywood Studios had seen that much traffic in a very long time and although I’m not a fan of big crowds, I had total F.O.M.O…you know, Fear of Missing Out. My upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort can’t come soon enough! Here are my 5 Toy Story Land Must-Dos for my trip: 

  1. Ride Slinky Dog Dash
  2. Ride Alien Swirling Saucers
  3. Find Woody, Jessie, and Buzz and hug them!
  4. Eat one of everything at Woody’s Lunch Box.
  5. Take photos at the Toy Story Land Block Wall and the Popsicle Stick Wall

In honor of those of us that haven’t gotten to Toy Story Land, but are planning to get there soon, I’ve got a great giveaway! I mean, even if you have already been there, you can enter too! Who couldn’t use a little extra Disney money for your visit to Andy’s backyard? To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter below. But first, take a look over the giveaway rules. 

The Rules:

  • One winner will be awarded a $250 Disney Gift Card (e-gift card to be delivered via email)
  • Winner will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen
  • All winning entries will be verified
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to participate
  • Open to residents of the United States and Canada
  • Giveaway starts on July 5 and ends at midnight on July 21

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Over the Top Mommy has teamed up with 9 other Disney-loving bloggers to bring you this magical giveaway:

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  8. An Open Suitcase
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Have a Movie Night To Celebrate Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

I received promotional products in order to write his post. All opinions are my own. 

Summer is well underway and we have been anticipating the upcoming arrival of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, as it’s going to be in theaters July 13! In this new film, the entire “Drac Pac” goes on a summer vacation together! It looks like another hilarious movie to go see together as a family.Here’s a synopsis: Join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monster kind.
Now watch the Hotel Transylvania 3 extended trailer:

Have you seen the first 2 movies yet? I immediately fell in love with “The Drac Pac” after watching “Hotel Transylvania”. I love that these movies have such a fun storyline and include so many funny parts that are aimed at entertaining the adults in the theater too. I also love the all-star voice cast in each of the 3 films.To celebrate the upcoming arrival of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation in theaters on Friday, July 13, we threw a summer vacation-themed movie party at home and re-watched Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2. It’s fun to set up this kind of party for all of the neighborhood kids to watch with us.
Here’s what we used to throw Summer Vacation-themed Movie Party:

  • The Hotel Translyvania and Hotel Transylvania 2 DVDs
  • Hotel Translyvania themed toys
  • popcorn
  • fun, fruity candies
  • pineapple drinking cups
  • leis
  • sunglasses

What are you doing to celebrate your summer vacation? Have you already purchased your tickets? Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation will be in theaters everyone July 13, which will be here before you know it and you don’t want to miss the boat! If you haven’t purchased your tickets, you can do so here. After you go and watch it, be sure to come back here and tell me what you thought. I can’t wait to hear all about it! Happy Summer!For the latest movie updates, please visit here. Join in on the conversation on social using #HotelT3!

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The Back to School Collection from Disney Store and shopDisney

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Raise your hand if you’re already getting ready for back-to-school! I know I am! It seems like the school year starts earlier and earlier each year and practically feels like it’s barely summer when you start your shopping. Luckily you can always count on Disney Store to have the cutest items that make going back a stylish life event. I mean, what better way to send your kid back to school than with their favorite Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel characters?shopDisney and Disney store have everything you’ll need to send your kid(s) off to school in style with a little help from their favorite superhero, princess, and more. From apparel, to backpacks, to lunch totes, to school supplies, to must have accessories, there is something for every super fan:
Here are just a few of my favorite items for back to school:

  • Minnie Mouse Denim Hooded Jacket for Girls ($34.95) – Show your Minnie Mouse fashion sense in this fun, colorful denim jacket with sweatshirt-style sleeves and hood. The hood even features Minnie ears and a pink bow so you’ll look the part of everyone’s favorite sweetheart. 
  • Star Wars Backpack for Kids – Personalizable ($24.95) – Fleets of spacecraft from the Star Wars universe battle it out on this backpack inspired by one of the original video games. ”May the Force be with you,” as you head back to school with this bag that can hold as much as a black hole.
  • Spider-Man Stationery Kit ($16.95) – Unmask their creative talents with this Spider-Man Stationery Kit. The PVC cover features Spidey’s iconic mask with his eyes providing a window to the inside where they’ll find over 30 pieces including colored markers, pencils, and a notebook.

How cute are all of those items? You can check out the rest of the Back to School collection at your local Disney Store and online at shopDisney!

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Kick Off Summer With a Fresh Berry and Toasted Almond Salad at The Habit Burger Grill

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The Habit Burger Grill, known for its award-winning Charburgers, introduces its new refreshing summer salad, the Fresh Berry and Toasted Almond Salad with Chicken. The limited time special is available now through August 21 at participating Habit Burger Grill locations for $7.95.habit-grill-berry-and-almond-chicken-salad

The Habit’s new Fresh Berry and Toasted Almond Salad serves up a perfectly seasoned chargrilled chicken breast atop a bed of hand-cut garden greens with fresh sliced strawberries and blueberries, topped with toasted almonds and feta cheese, tossed in a house-made strawberry balsamic vinaigrette making for a delicious summer treat.

“Enjoy our crisp, cool summer salad for the perfect meal this season. With the ideal combination of sweet and savory, satisfying crunch and fresh flavors, this salad will become your new favorite.” – Chef Adam Baird, The Habit’s vice president of food and beverage and creator of this limited time special.

Better burgers are just the beginning at The Habit where the menu also includes hand-cut salads, grilled sandwiches including line-caught, sushi grade ahi tuna, fresh chicken, and hand-filleted marinated grilled tri-tip, and sides including onion rings, sweet potato and French fries, and tempura green beans. Guests can choose from a variety of peppers, lemons, limes, and sauces at a complimentary condiment bar to customize the flavor of their meal.

I’m also hosting a giveaway for one of my readers to win a $25 gift card for The Habit Burger Grill. To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck, everyone.

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Butterbeer Ice Cream now available at “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood

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More fun and tasty news from Universal Studios Hollywood! Butterbeer™ ice cream is now being served at “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™”, arriving just in time for summer.wizarding-world-of-harry-potter-logo

The rich palate-pleasing Butterbeer-flavoured hard pack ice cream is a delightful and delicious new addition to the menu of Butterbeer items currently available, including such Butterbeer favorites as traditional, frozen and hot beverages, as well as Butterbeer Potted Cream and Butterbeer Fudge.

butterbeer-ice-creamReminiscent of butterscotch and shortbread, Butterbeer ice cream is perfectly fine-tuned as a cool Hogsmeade treat and will be served at various carts located within Hogsmeade and at Three Broomsticks™.

Gathering inspiration from historic British taverns, the adjoining Hog’s Head pub features original draught beers and spirits created exclusively for the land, including Hog’s Head Brew, Dragon’s Scale, Wizard’s Brew and Fire Whisky. Also available are Pumpkin Fizz and Gilly Water and the three Butterbeer choices: traditional, frozen and hot.

Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood is a masterful recreation, faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including as its iconic focal point, Hogwarts castle.

From its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to the historic British sensibilities that characterize the whimsical look and feel of the land, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” transports guests of all ages to the very places they watched on the silver screen.

The architecturally stunning land also includes the captivating and highly acclaimed “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” thrill ride, enhanced with 4K-HD and ride film projecting at an astounding rate of 120 frames-per-second for an even more immersive glimpse into Harry Potter’s world, as well as “Flight of the Hippogriff™,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor family coaster.

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” resonates with immense detail, inviting guests to enjoy authentic food and beverages at multiple locations, including Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head pub, as well as the Magic Neep and Butterbeer carts. A foray through the shops adds to the authenticity of the land with such retail venues as Honeydukes™, Ollivanders™, Owl Post™, Zonko’s™ Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges™, Gladrags Wizardwear, Filch’s Emporium™ of Confiscated Goods and the Hogsmeade™ Station.

For more information please visit http://www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Join the conversation online using #WizardingWorldHollywood.

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The Ultimate Hotel Transylvania Giveaway + Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation in Theaters 7/15

I received promotional items in order to host this giveaway. All opinions are my own. 

School’s out and this summer’s highly anticipated release of “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” is just around the corner! In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation takes a dangerous turn when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the human captain of the ship, Ericka, who holds a mysterious secret that threatens them all. Have you watched the official trailer yet?

Before going to see this all-new movie in theaters July 13, you can catch up on all the fun and laughs in Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2 with a family movie night. Why not grab your monster-sized popcorn and get ready for the ultimate family night in because I’ve got a a double feature giveaway of Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2 on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment at the bottom of this post. (So keep reading!) We loved both of these movies and can’t seem to re-watch them enough times. Hotel-TAll About Hotel Translyvania: Welcome to Hotel Transylvania, Dracula’s lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up and no humans are allowed. One special weekend, Dracula (Adam Sandler) has invited all his best friends – Frankenstein and his wife, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Werewolf family, and more – to celebrate his beloved daughter Mavis’s (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday. For Dracula, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem, but the party really starts when one ordinary guy stumbles into the hotel and changes everything.

DVD Bonus Features Include:

  • “Goodnight Mr. Foot” Mini-Movie: Directed and Animated by Genndy Tartakovsky
  • 3 Deleted Scenes
  • “Problem (Monster Remix)” Music Video by Becky G Featuring will.i.am
  • Behind the Scenes of “Problem (Monster Remix)”
  • Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky, Producer Michelle Murdocca, and Visual Effects Supervisor Daniel Kramer

Hotel Transylvania has a running time of 91 minutes and is rated PG for some rude humor, action and scary images.HotelTransylvania2All About Hotel Transylvania 2: In this monster comedy adventure, everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania! However, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is on vacation, things get batty as Drac enlists his monster friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp!

DVD Special Features:

  • Fifth Harmony Music Video: “I’m In Love With A Monster”
  • Character Sketch Gallery
  • Feature Commentary with Adam Sandler, Robert Smigel and Allen Covert
  • Feature Commentary with Director Genndy Tartakovsky

Hotel Transylvania 2 has a running time of 89 minutes and is rated PG for some scary images, action and rude humor.giveawayWhether you are going to plan a movie night or just want to refresh your memory by watching Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2 before Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation comes out, be sure to enter my giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter below! Good luck, everyone! Thanks for reading!
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Images and trailer are property of Sony Animation Studios and used with permission.

 

 

 

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