2017 SoCal VegFest is coming to Costa Mesa, Oct. 28 & 29!

This will be my first time attending the SoCal Vegfest at the OC fairgrounds. I just ordered my early bird tickets!

From the site:

3rd Annual SoCal VegFest, a one-of-a-kind non-profit event designed to engage curiosity and inspire awareness for those helping to make a difference in this world! SoCal VegFest is helping to change the world, and to have a really good time with your Tribe!

Our goal is for everyone in attendance to have a good time; vendors, sponsors, staff and attendees. We heard you loud and clear last year when you told us you wanted a better venue! This year we’re moving to The OC Fair & Events Center! We are super excited to put on an incredible 2-day festival, with lots of food and entertainment! Our venue is awesome and we have lots of fun planned for you. And this year we’re gonna need your help to make it happen!! We’re asking for a $5 admissions fee. Thank you for your continued support!! See you on Sat 10/28 and Sun 10/29 from 10am-6pm!


Vegan eats @ LEGOLAND California

You have options if you’re a vegan heading to LEGOLAND California. There are some salad bar options and a gluten free pasta with marinara. 

Copies of this dining guide are available at the park entrance.
We opted for tofu and veggie stir fry with sticky rice for lunch. This is at Wok ‘n’ Bowl Ramen in LEGO Friends Heartlake City.

They did a child size portion for the little ones.

Then we had a snack – apple fries. They were invented here. Just order them with no sauce and you have an awesome vegan treat for the family to share! 

These can be found as you walk from Castle Hill to Pirate Shores. 

The best part is that everything is more accessible and affordable for a family in this park. We are quickly discussing season pass options because it is only an hour drive from Orange County and they offer payment plans. Which means more taste testing of their vegan menu! 

LEGO® NINJAGO® Days at LEGOLAND California and  The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game release

We had a fun opportunity at LEGOLAND California being hosted to check out The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game and LEGO NINJAGO days! 

It’s ninja time! LEGOLAND® California Resort celebrates the opening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated big-screen animated adventure “THE LEGO® NINJAGO® MOVIE,” in theaters nationwide on September 22, with LEGO NINJAGO Days on September 23 & 24. Guests are invited to come join in some LEGO NINJAGO fun at the family theme park and meet some of their favorite LEGO NINJAGO characters, including Kai, Jay and Nya. Guests can also participate in activities such as building a LEGO mystery mosaic, completing a scavenger hunt in Miniland U.S.A. and be one of the first to play “THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE” video game. All activities are included with the price of admission into LEGOLAND California Resort.

The kids instantly grabbed controllers and started playing this awesome new game in the WB Games® Family GameSpace.

Great graphics!

Brian Austin shared the secrets behind the game such as:

You can play as all NINJAGO characters 

Running on walls new ways to play and feel authentic Ninjago

Includes challenge Dojos inspired by tv show

8 challenges total

4 player battle arena

Story of NINJAGO is told across 8 levels this game fills in details from the movie

100 characters to unlock

Ages 6-12 is the primary audience but can be for whole family

Took 1 year to develop 

Worked in partnership with WB theatrical group to change game as the movie changed in order to release together 

Games available at gift shop in LEGOLAND California and stores nationwide 

Plus if you haven’t had a chance to ride the NINJAGO ride – you need to! Fun for our family ages 3 + – 3D interactive ninja awesomeness! 

Plan your LEGOLAND California family adventure now!


WHAT:Brick-or-Treat Party Nights, presented by Shutterfly®, is returning with exciting entertainment, sweeter treats and even more not-so-spooky thrills this year every Saturday night (Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, & 28). LEGOLAND® California transforms into a monster mash bash for the ultimate family fun Halloween party featuring Ghost Cruise adventure, a new pop-badge challenge, a fall festival complete with a LEGO® pumpkin patch building activity, Bluegrass Band Jamboree and a special LEGO Friends meet and greet in Heartlake City, where kids can decorate their own craft and more!

Brick-or-Treat Party Nights is a special event and admission can be purchased for as low as $49 if purchased online in advance. New this year, guests can purchase a full second day Resort Hopper ticket to enjoy LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE aquarium and LEGOLAND® Water Park. Special event ticket holders can enjoy costume contests, trick-or-treating at candy stations filled with tasty goodies and other surprises, festive music and live entertainment. LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE aquarium are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on select dates throughout October and LEGOLAND Water Park is open weekends 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. through October 29. With special event admission to Brick-or-Treat Party Nights on September 30, October 7, 14, 21 and 28, guests can extend their day until 9 p.m. at both LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE aquarium to enjoy all of the Halloween festivities-plus- add on a second day Resort Hopper ticket to extend the fun all weekend long. For exclusive savings and more information, visit http://www.BRICKORTREAT.com or call 760-918-5346.


Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28

3 p.m. – 9 p.m.


LEGOLAND® California Resort, Carlsbad

Please call for event details

Thousands of kids and parents in costume

Trick-or-treating at candy carts and treat stations

“The Curse of the Hallowmeenie” theater show

Costume contests and interaction with the “Boo Crew”

The “Spirits of Halloween” animated light show

Hubble Bubble’s Dance Party, Monster Fighter Mash Character Dance Party and Bluegrass Band Jamboree

Cargo Cosmetics Announces Star Wars: The Last Jedi Makeup Collection

New York, September 18, 2017 – Each season, Cargo Cosmetics journeys to a different destination as a nod to the free spirit of the independent traveler. For Fall/Holiday 2017, the beauty brand will embark on an intergalactic voyage transporting consumers to a galaxy far, far away.
Award-winning color brand, Cargo Cosmetics, announced the launch of a limited edition Star Wars: The Last Jedi makeup collection via Instagram and Twitter posts published earlier today.
The new Star Wars: The Last Jedi film debuts in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017. Cargo Cosmetics’ capsule collection inspired by the film will coincide with the film launch and be available right in time for the holidays.
“This collaboration with Disney has given our team an opportunity to really showcase our creativity,” says Brian Robinson, President of Cargo Cosmetics. “Cargo is regularly used on the sets of hit Hollywood films so developing a line for Star Wars: The Last Jedi just further reinforces our brand’s identity. We are truly excited to be able to offer the Cargo customer this exclusive capsule collection in addition to the regularly planned Fall/Holiday launches.”

The Fall/Holiday 2017 capsule collection will debut in over 1,100 Kohl’s department stores in October 2017. 
Follow @CargoCosmetics on Instagram and Twitter and become a fan of Cargo Cosmetics on Facebook to get more information as this campaign develops.

About Cargo Cosmetics

For 20 years, Cargo Cosmetics has been a staple on the sets of film and television as well as in the makeup bags of women worldwide. High-definition foundations that escape the scrutiny of HD cameras and first-to-market innovations have created a loyal following amongst the world’s most renowned makeup artists. An industry insider favorite, Cargo has received some of the beauty industry’s most prestigious awards. As a nod to the free spirit of the independent traveler, Cargo chooses a different location to transport fans to each season. Visit http://www.cargocosmetics.com for additional information.

Me, vegan?

Yes it is true.  I know I have taken quite a hiatus from blogging and life has made some amazing opportunities for our family – we are so blessed.  One lifestyle change has been the decision for us to transition to eating vegan.  I will be writing again soon, sharing new things, so please be open that my mindset may be a little different than it used to be.  Thanks for your patience – and I will update soon!

Check out my all vegan instagram account 



Say Aloha to Summer at Victoria Gardens’ Upcoming Kidz Club Event

What better way to kick-off summer than by enjoying ice-cold refreshments and delicious fruit? Join Victoria Gardens in Chaffey Town Square on Saturday, June 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a festive Kidz Club craft event, welcoming the start of the tropical season!


·            Children ages 3 to 10 years old will have the opportunity to create paper plate pineapples while enjoying samples of fresh, cold-pressed juices.

·            Juice samples will be provided by Victoria Gardens’ Pulp Organic Juicery. All craft supplies will be provided by Victoria Gardens.

·            Shadow, the Victoria Gardens’ Kidz Club mascot, will also be making a special appearance and celebrating the summer season along with the kids!

·            Kidz Club members who flash their membership card will be eligible to receive a FREE prize! Supplies are limited.

·            Parents who would like more information can call Victoria Gardens’ Guest Services office at (909) 463-2830.

DATE:                        Saturday, June 18, 2016

TIMES:                      11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

COST:                       FREE

LOCATION:              Victoria Gardens

Chaffey Town Square

12505 North Mainstreet

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739

INFORMATION:       (909) 463-2830

WEBSITE:                www.VictoriaGardensIE.com