Wednesday, July 23, 2014

RECAP: Family Jam at the LA Zoo with RIO 2! | #RIO2 #FamilyJam #Rio2Insiders @LAZoo @FHEInsiders

On Saturday, July 12, 2014, the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens hosted their first ever - Family Jam at the LA Zoo which was sponsored by RIO 2 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and as a Fox Home Ent Insider, we were there to check it out! This rare opportunity (opened to the public) offered after-hours viewing of the animals while featuring "An Evening in Brazil."

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Family Fun Day: New Rides in Camp Snoopy at Knott's Berry Farm! @Knotts #CampSnoopy

A few weeks ago, we took our family to check out the three new rides in Camp Snoopy at Knott's Berry Farm.

Our day started out with a hug fest with the Peanut Gang!

Helpful Honda Guys at the Baseball Stadiums on Helpful Fridays! | @HelpfulHonda #HelpfulFridays

Disclosure: We received game tickets for reviewing purposes. 

Have you seen the Helpful Honda Guys around town doing "Random Acts of Helpfulness"? Well, they are real, and I got to see them in action last Friday on Helpful Friday. SoCal Honda Dealers is hosting Helpful Fridays this summer at our home team’s baseball games in both LA and OC, and you will not believe how helpful they really are.

Here are examples of some of their "Random Acts of Helpfulness" on #HelpfulFridays:
  • The first 100 Honda drivers will receive Free Parking at Friday home games!
  • Can’t find your seat? They will gladly help.
  • Need help with a group picture? No problem, they’ll take it for you.
  • Lucky Honda drivers may get a seat upgrade or complimentary tickets to future games.
And that's not all... 

Friday, July 18, 2014

DINING: Backyard BBQ at Marie Callender's! | @MarieCallenders

This week we were invited to sample Marie Callender's Backyard BBQ menu. Entrees (starting at $9.99) includes:

  • BBQ Turkey Sliders, 
  • Tri-Tip Sandwich, 
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, and
  • Tri Tip & Wedge Salad. 
PLUS each combo is served with a FREE slice of Marie Callender’s pie!

Darren enjoyed their Tri-Tip Sandwich and upgraded his fries to Sweet Potato Fries for $1. But before our entrees came out, they brought out their warm cornbread with honey butter!

Movie Review - Disney's Planes: Fire and Rescue PLUS Printables | #DisneyPlanes #FireandRescue

This week we were invited to an advance screening of Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue. The kids liked the first one and have seen several commercials so we were all excited to see what the new movie was about. At first, I thought, "ok here goes another movie about racing," but it wasn't at all what I expected, it was better!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tech Reviews: New Trent's Trentium Phone Case for iPhone 5/5S - NT630CR-B | @Newtrent

Just got my hands on the New Trent Trentium iPhone 5/5S case to review. It is rated to be shock, dust and water resistant. REMEMBER this does not mean waterproof. The package comes with a two piece case, and three colored back covers (gold, black and space gray) to match the three of the iPhone 5s colors. 
New Trent Trentium for iPhone 5/5S. Photo by New Trent. 
When opening the box, I was surprised to see that there were no instructions manual, however, there were instructions on the back of the box. Like most Apple products, the case was pretty simple and straightforward to understand. (See short clip below). I like that the case is very light, and built with strong materials.