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Month: December 2015

Hotel Transylvania 2 on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD Jan. 12

Sony Pictures Animation’s monster family box-office hit HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, which grossed more than $430 million in theaters worldwide to date, debuted on Digital HD Dec. 22 and will be available on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on Jan. 12 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

hotel-transylvania-2-coverThe Hotel Transylvania sequel reunites ‘Drac’s Pack’ of loveable characters, led by “Vampa” Drac (Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups) as they try to put Mavis (Selena Gomez, Spring Breakers) and Johnny’s (Andy Samberg, TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) son Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp to bring out his vampire side. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad (comedy legend Mel Brooks) is about to pay the family a visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania, it doesn’t take long for things to get batty!

If you missed this hilarious family comedy, watch this trailer:

The Blu-ray combo pack and DVD are full of extras including:

  • Fifth Harmony’s “I’m in Love With a Monster” music video
  • a character sketch gallery
  • an inside look at how the filmmakers and animators created Hotel Transylvania 2
  • director commentary with Genndy Tartakovsky

Exclusive to the Blu-ray are interactive featurettes on:

  • how to throw the ultimate monster party and draw your favorite characters from the film
  • a special Monster Scary-oke – which gives viewers the chance to sing along with Dennisovitch to spooky versions of three classic songs
  • must-see deleted scenes and much more.

DVD Special Features (also on Blu-ray & Digital*) include: 

  • 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

Blu-ray & Digital Exclusives* include All DVD Bonus Features Plus…

  • Sing Along with Monster Scary-Oke!
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Make the Scary, Silly Sounds of Hotel Transylvania 2
  • How to Throw The Ultimate Monster Party
  • How to Draw Your Favorite Characters
  • The New Guys: Meet Vlad, Dennis, Kakie and More!

* Digital Extras only available with iTunes Extras and Vudu Extras+

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 has a running time of 89 minutes and is rated PG for some scary images, action and rude humor.

I have the opportunity to give away 2 copies of the Hotel Transylvania 2 DVD to 2 of my lucky readers! Enter for a chance to win in the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!

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This is not a sponsored post. I received a copy of this DVD in order to facilitate my post. All opinions are 100% my own. Images and logos are property of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. 

New Disney-Close Anaheim Hotel: Grand Legacy At The Park to Open in Early 2016

I was recently invited to attend a hardhat tour and unveiling event for a new Disney-close Anaheim hotel: the Grand Legacy At The Park hotel. The dramatic expansion of this popular Anaheim hotel which is currently operating as the Ramada Maingate At the Park, is set to be finished by February 2016!

NewHotelBeginning in Februrary 2016, the Grand Legacy At The Park hotel will become Anaheim’s latest independent hotel. The property, previously under the Ramada brand, has operated as the Ramada Maingate At The Park for the past 17 years. The $10 million development and renovation make this hotel the latest star in Anaheim’s evolving hotel inventory. grand-legacy-at-the-park-hotel-rooftop-viewThe Garr family has maintained ownership of this popular lodging location (directly across the street from Disneyland Park®) since 1974, and will remain owners of the newly minted Grand Legacy At The Park hotel. grand-legacy-at-the-park-hotel-pool

This latest development includes the following features:

  • a new four-story hotel wing with luxurious guest rooms
  • a spacious lobby
  • six retail outlets featuring a mini mart, tickets and tours store, and pizza eatery.
  • cozy eating areas
  • meeting space – The property will offer both indoor and outdoor meeting spaces on the new rooftop area for corporate groups, meetings, special events, and weddings.
  • a distinctive rooftop bar area (set to open March 2016) – the 5,000 square foot rooftop bar and lounge, which will accommodate about 400 people, and will be open during the day to the public. The massive space will appeal to families, young adults, tourists, and locals alike. This area will transform nightly into a spectacular rooftop bar and lounge featuring music, up close views of Disneyland’s unforgettable firework show and Anaheim’s skyline. This one-of-a-kind gathering place is destined to become one of SoCal’s hot spots.

Additionally, the existing hotel has undergone major renovations during the past three years substantially enhancing its guest rooms and pool area. The unique features of the hotel’s growth includes the addition of family suites. grand-legacy-at-the-park-hotel-cheers

We’ve been in Anaheim since 1974 and I’m very proud of my family’s hotel legacy here. I’ve grown up in Anaheim’s close-knit hospitality industry and look forward to this next step in our growth. We will continue to honor our family’s heritage built on hospitality and now offer our guests more reasons to enjoy our new hotel with enhanced guest rooms, amenities and public spaces. We welcome Anaheim’s visitors and our community to experience the area’s latest independent hotel with a new view, the Grand Legacy At The Park. – Brandon Garr, Grand Legacy At The Park hotel owner.

The Grand Legacy At The Park will offer complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi with a new guest loyalty program.


For more information, visit the Grand Legacy At The Park on Facebook and Twitter.

This is not a sponsored post. I was invited to a media tour of this property in order to share this information. All opinions are 100% my own. Some images and logos are property of the Grand Legacy At The Park. 

Attend The Ultimate Star Wars New Year’s Eve Event in Hollywood!

Are you looking for something fun to do on New Year’s Eve this year? MouseMingle.com is throwing an ultimate Star Wars New Year’s Eve event in Hollywood and you’re invited! mousemingle-new-years-eveThe event will be hosted along with the El Capitan Theatre and Madame Tussauds Hollywood for Disney fans and Disney-loving singles. This “movie and mixer” is sure to be a blast and will feature the fun of a VIP screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as a countdown, food, drinks, dancing and more!
Star Wars at the World Famous El Capitan Theatre mousemingle-star-wars-movieBeginning at 8:30 p.m., attendees will arrive at the legendary El Capitan Theatre. Once inside, the party kicks off with a VIP movie experience that includes:

  • reserved seating for Star Wars:The Force Awakens
  • an all-new Star Wars Laser Lightsaber Curtain Show
  • souvenir tub of popcorn
  • soft drink.

Attendees will also be able to view exclusive props and costumes from the making of the movie.

After-party New Year’s Countdown
The fun doesn’t stop after the movie’s over. You’ll head across the street to Madame Tussauds to dance the night away with a silent disco dance party atop the museum’s breathtaking roof-top deck overlooking historic Hollywood Boulevard. Rooftop Silent Disco Dance Party, hosted by HUSH concerts

In addition, you’ll enjoy two free drinks per person* (must be 21 and over and able to show valid Photo ID to be served alcohol), appetizer and dessert buffets, themed photo opportunities, private viewing of Madame Tussauds Museum and a countdown at midnight cap off the fun! Also in attendance will be everyone’s favorite Disney Legend, Bob Gurr.

Tickets now available
Tickets for this MouseMeet are $100 per person for the general public – but, create a MouseMingle.com profile and you’ll get $25 off the ticket price! MouseMingle.com members can purchase tickets for $75 each by calling 800-DISNEY6 with your MouseMingle.com email address. mousemingle-tickets

This won’t be just another New Year’s Eve party; it will be the way to ring in 2016 for Star Wars and Disney fans looking to meet others with their shared passions. Although this event is hosted by MouseMingle, the most talked about dating site for Disney fans of 2015, it is not just for singles and will be a great night out for couples, as well. For more information about the event, click here. Connect with MouseMingle on Facebook and Twitter!

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Images and logo property of MouseMingle and Disney.

{Giveaway} Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates: The Great Never Sea Conquest Available on Disney DVD January 12!

Join the Newly Promoted Captain Jake and His New “Never Land League of Pirate Captains” as They Battle the Evil Lord Fathom! “Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates:
The Great Never Sea Conquest will be available to own on Disney DVD January 12th!
Here’s a synopsis:

Join newly promoted Captain Jake as he unites Never Land’s all-time greatest pirates! When evil mer-witch Ezmeralda tries to take over the Never Sea by awakening the Strake, a legendary three-headed sea serpent, Jake and his crew try to intervene but encounter Lord Fathom and his sidekick Sinker. Jake forms a team of “Never Land League of Pirate Captains” to battle them all and in the process, outfitted with a magical new sword and a powerful new ship, (the Mighty Colossus), he becomes a Captain himself. Loaded with excitement, additional adventures and a powerful message about believing in yourself, this high-stakes, high-seas adventure is oceans of swashbuckling fun for everyone!

The Great Never Sea Conquest DVD includes these 6 additional episodes of the hit Disney Junior series:

  • Into the Heart of Coldness
  • The Remarkable Beardini!
  • Escape from Ghost Island
  • The Island of Doctor Undergear
  • Rise of the Pirate Pharaoh
  • The Golden Hook

It also includes these bonus episodes:

  • The Mystery of the Mighty Colossus
  • The Doubloon Monsoon
  • Shark Attack!
  • Captain Hook’s Colossal Collision

The DVD is over 2 hours of fun! Also, FREE inside every DVD is an exclusive 3D Colossus puzzle ship you can’t get anywhere else! Jake Packshot

I’m also giving away 2 copies of this DVD to 2 of my lucky readers! Just enter on the Rafflecopter below! Good luck everyone!

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This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Images are property of Disney. 

Enter the Custom Comfort Mattress Holiday Giveaway

It’s the most wonderful time of year and Custom Comfort Mattress is making it even better! They’re celebrating this crazy, exciting time of year by giving the gift of great sleep with a giveaway on their Facebook page. You’ll want to enter the Custom Comfort Mattress Holiday Giveaway because one very lucky person will win a brand new bed from Custom Comfort Mattress and be sleeping in style in the new year.custom-comfort-mattress-holiday-giveaway-familyThis Southern-California family-owned company, cherishes the fine art of upholstery and designs each mattress in their workshop to be more than just a bed. Each one is handcrafted to be a nightly haven and a place to rejuvenate because they know it translates into a better night’s sleep. custom-comfort-mattress-holiday-giveaway-enter-to-winAll you have to do to enter their giveaway is visit their Facebook page here to enter. Wouldn’t it be amazing to start off the new year by sleeping in style?custom-comfort-mattress-holiday-giveaway-gift-packThey were also generous enough to provide me with the opportunity to give away one Custom Comfort Mattress luxury gift bag! The gift bag comes filled with the perfect ingredients for some much-needed rest after a hectic holiday season: a cushy travel pillow, soothing aromatherapy candle, sleep mask, and a pair of uber soft slipper socks. custom-comfort-mattress-handcraftedEnter for a chance to win this gift bag on the Rafflecopter below. Please note, the giveaway is only open Southern California residents (in OC/LA) Good luck everyone!
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To find the Custom Comfort Mattress location nearest you, click here. Connect with Custom Comfort Mattress on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Photos and logo property of Custom Comfort Mattress. 



Celebrate “Noon” Year’s Eve Confetti Countdown at Pretend City

Twas’ the day before New Year’s and all through the city the citizens are stirring and buzzing about! With sparkling streamers and festive party hats this is one celebration you won’t want to miss. Pretend City Children’s Museum is the “city” they’re speaking of and they’re, once again, ringing in the new year with their annual “Noon” Year’s Eve Confetti Countdown on December 31st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.!


This is the ideal New Year’s Eve kid-friendly celebration geared specifically towards families with infants, young toddlers, and preschoolers. Some special activities of the day will include:

Sensational Story Time – Twas’ the Night Before New Year’s will be the featured story of the day. See if your little can find some inspiration to stay awake until the strike of the New Year!

Smart Art: New Year’s Resolution This colorful art project will be your opportunity to create a family new year’s resolution. This promise will be one that you make to your family as a whole to be better and help others. Noon-YearsNew Year’s Eve Confetti Countdown This countdown is for the kids! Countdown the new year and celebrate every two hours beginning at noon with a special rockin’ rollin’ dance party! Streamers, blowouts, noise makers, and confetti will make this the party of all parties!
Confetti Countdown times will be at 10:00a.m. 12:00p.m. 2:00p.m. and 4:00p.m. on New Year’s Eve day. Pretend-City-Noon-Years-EveThere is no RSVP required to attend and no additional fee for the Noon Year’s Eve Confetti Countdown. It’s all included in the price of admission to Pretend City.  For more information and to purchase admission online, click here.

Pretend City Children’s Museum is located at:

29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Images and logo property of Pretend City Children’s Museum. 

ZOOTOPIA Themed Printable Holiday Activity Sheets Including ZOO-Flakes!


ZOOTOPIA, opening in theatres on March 4th, is Walt Disney Animation Studios next release! It’s the story of the animal city of Zootopia, a fast-talking fox who’s trying to make it big goes on the run when he’s framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Zootopia’s top cop, a self-righteous rabbit, is hot on his tail, but when both become targets of a conspiracy, they’re forced to team up and discover even natural enemies can become best friends .I can’t get enough of this trailer. It’s hilarious!  Just watch for yourself!

In celebration of the holidays, here are some fun, free holiday-themed family activity sheets that you can print out at home this holiday break. There are character ornaments, holiday gift tages, “Zoo” flakes, and even a really cool “Zoo” Year’s Eve party pack of decorations! Just click on any of the images below to print out! Enjoy!












ZOOTOPIA is going to fun for the entire family and opens in theatres everywhere on March 4th! Which character from the cast do you relate to most?

Connect with ZOOTOPIA on Facebook and Twitter

Hotel Transylvania 2: “Deck The Halls” Sing Along Plus Free Printable Spooky Drac-Tivities

Just in time for the holidays, Hotel Transylvania 2 has a fun SCARY-OKE video just for you! You can sing and dance along with your favorite members of The Drac Pac with this “Deck The Halls” sing along video! Have you seen this film yet? If you missed it, here’s a synopsis:
The Hotel Transylvania sequel reunites ‘Drac’s Pack’ of loveable characters, led by “Vampa” Drac (Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups) as they try to put Mavis (Selena Gomez, Spring Breakers) and Johnny’s (Andy Samberg, TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) son Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp to bring out his vampire side. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad (comedy legend Mel Brooks) is about to pay the family a visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania, it doesn’t take long for things to get batty!

There are also some free Spooky Drac-tivities in the link below. Just click the box below to find all of the fun!

Hotel Transylvania 2 is now available on Digital! For more information, click here. Who’s your favorite member of The Drac Pac?

This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Images, video, and links are property of Hotel Transylvania 2. 

A HydraFacial Will Leave Your Face Feeling Firmer, Plumper, and Younger-Looking

Disclosure: I am part of CosmetiCare’s Mom Ambassador Program. I received medspa services in order to write my review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Over the past few months I’ve gotten to share about my experiences at the CosmetiCare Medspa as a part of their CosmetiCare Moms Ambassador program. I loved trying Botox and Juvederm and am still enjoying the results. Anti-aging treatments are my favorite but preventative care is important too! cosmeticare-hydrafacial-pamphlet2Last week I got to try a HydraFacial and it was amazing! A HydraFacial is a non-invasive treatment, that only takes 30 minutes, and helps to protect the health of your skin. cosmeticare-hydrafacial-machine It’s a resurfacing procedure that uses a patented technology to detoxify, rejuvenate, and protect your skin. Not only do you see immediate results, but there’s no downtown or irritation. Think instant gratification and maximum results in minimum time!

If Only I Could Turn Back Time

Before I tell you more about my HydraFacial, let’s just take a short walk down memory lane of my skin. I can still hear adults advising me not to sun so much when I was a teenager. I remember thinking how unwise they were. Ha! If only I’d listened, right? Sun damage is one of the biggest factors that plays a role in advanced aging.

Another problem I’ve experienced with my skin is adult acne. I thought I outgrew acne after turning 30 but nope! About 7 years ago, I suddenly broke out so horribly, I didn’t know what was going on, nor did I want to go in public. After visiting the dermatologist, I learned that my hormones were the cause. After that experience, I’m always cautious about what I put on my skin because I don’t want to break out horribly.

A HydraFacial can really help women achieve beautiful skin, no matter what their challenges are. Sun damage, oily skin, dry skin, adult acne, rosacea, etc. We all have things we combat with our skin. What woman wouldn’t want to keep reverse the damage they’ve done to their skin looking while helping it rejuvenate to look as young and as healthy as possible?

What to Expect from a HydraFacial

Since a HydraFacial is a medical grade treatment, it’s done by a Medical Esthetician. I scheduled my treatment with Lisa, who is beyond thorough in her explanation about each part of the procedure and her attention to detail. cosmeticare-hydrafacial-before-picAfter Lisa took some “before” pictures of me on her iPad, I relaxed on the table while soft music played in the room and she explained how the HydraFacial process works. cosmeticare-hydrafacial-bedThe entire procedure utilizes 3 different nozzle tips and 4 different serums. Here’s what you can expect from a HydraFacial:

  • Cleanse and Exfoliate – The initial step in the procedure involves a gentle cleansing and exfoliation, using a special tip and Activ-4 serum. This helps remove build up of makeup and dirt and reveal new, healthier skin on the surface. Lisa explained the importance of exfoliation, pointing out that no matter how great of a moisturizer and other products you may use on your skin, without regular exfoliation, most of those products won’t even penetrate the surface of your skin.
  • Peel – I was a little nervous about this step because I’ve had acid peels before and they really stung. Using GlySal, Lisa did a gentle peel on me, which tingled a tiny bit, but wasn’t painful at all. The GlySal serum she used is a mixture of glycolic and salicyclic acids and delivers the benefits of a peel without post-peel scaling. I never peeled afterwards! That’s a plus!
  • Extraction – This part of a facial is never fun and be uncomfortable but it’s necessary to extract all of the things clogging our pores. During this step of the procedure, a patented, automated suction cleaned out my pores with the use of an exclusive Beta-HD serum and without pain! My pores looked way better and even smaller, after my HydraFacial.
  • Hydration – This step was like the grand finale. Lisa used an Antiox serum, a combination of Antioxidants, Peptides & Hyauluronic Acid, to nourish and protect my skin. It made my skin feel firmer and plumper and appear way brighter.

When my HydraFacial was over, my face felt so much better. It was shiny and soft and super hydrated. I felt like I walked around “glowing” the rest of the day. I swear I would get a daily HydraFacial if I could! What do you think about my “before” and “after” pics? I had several people ask me that day (and the days following) what I’d done to my skin. CosmetiCare-HydraFacial-before-and-after

The recommended frequency for a HydraFacial is once a month. You can purchase a single HydraFacial but the best price is to purchase them in a pack of 3. For more information about HydraFacial visit CosmetiCare’s site or call to make your own appointment.
CosmetiCare has 2 locations for your convenience:

Newport Beach Office
1101 Bayside Drive, Suite 100
Corona Del Mar, CA

Long Beach Office
2664 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA