Chinese New Year 2016


Happy Year of the Monkey!  Chinatown will be holding its 117th Annual Golden Dragon Parade and Festival on February 13. The Dragon parade will take place on February 13 from 1 pm to 3 pm but there are still plenty of performances and mini parades if you miss the main attraction.  It’s lots of fun for everyone.  And if you’re a foodie, there will be some gourmet food trucks there as well.  My kids LOVE to take the train so as a bonus for them, we generally hop on the MTA Gold Line from East L.A. and head out to Chinatown from there.  This way we don’t have to deal with all the traffic and parking, which will probably cost as much as our train tickets.

新年快樂! 恭喜發財!

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Whale Fiesta

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On Sunday, January 31st, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will be holding its annual Whale Fiesta from 10 am-3 pm! The fiesta is a celebration of the migration of the Pacific gray whale and the beginning of whalewatching season! It’s a family day filled with activities and exhibits for all – games, arts and crafts, puppet shows, food and gift vendors, marine awareness organizations, guest lecturers and music. Festivities include the building of a life-sized sand sculpture of a Pacific gray whale. You can even enter the Duct Tape Whale Sculpture Contest or the Great Cetacean Creation Sand Sculpture Contest yourself. Best of all, the event is FREE!  It’s a great opportunity to visit this cute little aquarium.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
3720 Stephen M. White Drive
San Pedro, CA 90731

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First Weekend of 2016

Happy New Year everyone!  Welcome to the first weekend of 2016.  I hope you all had a great holiday break.  Here are some fun activities to cap off the end of winter break:

Have a great weekend and a great year ahead!


Portable North Pole

It’s that time of year again when we can mess with our kids.  Have your kids been naughty or nice?  Do you need to give them a little encouragement?   Portable North Pole is a wonderful website where you can personalize a video message directly from Santa to your little one(s).  It is so simple to use!  Answer a couple of questions and upload a few pictures and you’re done.  My kids were in awe.  Oh, and best of all, it’s FREE!

Scholastic Holiday Warehouse Sale

The Scholastic warehouse sale starts tomorrow just in time for the holidays…because a book is what every child wants for Christmas!  hehe…actually it is but they just don’t know it.  Everything is 50% off! Register online to get a coupon for $10 off $50 purchase.

Happy shopping!

Splendid Warehouse Sale!

Warehouse Sale

YAY!!!  Splendid/Ella Moss warehouse sale is here again this weekend!   Splendid and Ella Moss are my favorite contemporary sportswear brands. Everything is fairly casual but the fabrics are super duper soft and luxurious.  At a department store, the average retail for a top is about $60 & up but at the sale, it’s $20. This is how some of the items were priced at the last sale.

They also have stuff for kids and men as well. There are no dressing rooms so plan on pulling stuff over what you’re wearing. Parking is $10 in the building or there is metered parking, which is $4 an hour. Happy Shopping!