Let's Play OC! | Family Fun in Orange County.

July 28, 2015

Travel Giveaway: Bungalow Daycation at Pacific Edge Hotel Laguna Beach! #PacificEdgeLaguna




You may have noticed we were on a Daycation at Pacific Edge Hotel this month in Laguna Beach. Did you know that they have fun themed bungalows available for day use? With it's beautiful location right on the beach, we enjoyed amenities which included a modern living space, a mini-bar, full bathroom, patio access, a delicious oceanfront lunch and catering service from The Deck on Laguna Beach Restaurant, and steps to the beach. We were totally spoiled, and it was great to get away for the day and spend it on the beach.





We enjoyed two bungalows that day - the Gorjana & Griffin Bungalow and the Sailor Jerry Bungalow designed by California native Erin King. Each private bungalow can accommodate about 10 guests comfortably (great for any occasion), they're all differently themed, air conditioned, has a flat screen TV, comes with a VIP Host, has direct access to the beach, has catering and bottle service, and can use the beach attendant services. Based on availability, you will have it from 11 am to 8 pm.


7th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Dunes Saturday, August 8th! #NewportBeach

Get ready for this! Newport Beach's 7th Annual Lobsterfest is Saturday, August 8th from 3 - 8pm! Hosted by Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, the annual celebration includes live Maine lobster, live music, dancing, prizes, and fun on the beach. You won't want to miss it!

7th Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Dunes Sunday, August 8, 2015 in Newport Beach
Photo Courtesy of Newport Dunes.

Lobster Dinner includes fresh live Maine lobster flown in the morning of the event, and a buffet with trip-tip, corn on cob, salads, and dessert. Live entertainment (4pm to 8 pm) provided by Pinch Me!, a high-energy rock-n-pop band, will play favorites to get you on the dance floor! It's family-friendly as special activities for children will be provided by Camp James from 3 pm to 5 pm.


July 26, 2015

Dining on a Budget at Denny's - $2, $4, $6, $8 Value Menu #DennysDiners #ad

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me for Denny's.

Most recently I received a $20 Gift Card for a dine-on-a-budget experiment at Denny's with the family. At first I was like, no way! Then I looked at their $2, $4, $6, $8 Value Menu and thought, alright this could work. For starters, I found Cheese Quesadilla for the children on the $2 menu. It came with fresh pico de gallo and sour cream. SCORE!

Denny's Cheese Quesadilla


My husband ordered their new Baja Quesadilla Burger from their $6 menu. It comes with a beef patty, avocado, shredded Cheddar cheese, lettuce,pico de gallo, and a creamy pepper spread served between grilled flour tortilla. It also comes with tortilla chips and a side of salsa. He said it was pretty tasty, and he would order it again.

July 25, 2015

Show Review: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME!

Disclosure: We attended as media.

Last night we attended the opening performance of Ringling Bros. Presents Circus XREME at Honda Center in Anaheim. In their 145th edition, Ringmaster David Shipman guided over 100 performers from 13 countries around the world. It was just incredible! New this year are Xtreme Sports, Caravan of Camels, Bungee Skydivers, World's Youngest Human Cannonball, and Mongolian Marvels.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME Honda Center Anaheim, CA


Aerialists from Russia and the Ukraine displayed an enchanting and beautiful aerial ballet with mermaids and bungee skydiving from giant orbs.

Ringling Bros: Aerialists from Russia and the Ukraine displayed an enchanting and beautiful aerial ballet with mermaids and bungee skydiving from giant orbs.