In-n-Out Cover to Cover


Some of you may already know about this but Cerritos Library is currently running the Cover to Cover reading program sponsored by In-n-Out.  Read five books and get a coupon for a free hamburger, cheeseburger, or grilled cheese. All kids ages 4-12 are eligible to participate. Program runs October 4, 2014 to November 15, 2015. Earn up to three coupons per child. See a librarian in the Children’s library to sign up.  Check your local library if you do not have a library card for Cerritos library.

Haunted Jails


Have you always wanted to see what it’s like in jail without actually getting arrested? How about a haunted one at that?  This year you have two opportunities!  The Cerritos Sheriff Station will be hosting a Haunted Jail on Saturday, October 18th from 3 to 10 pm. It will be a kid-friendly Halloween-themed fair with jumpers, face painting, crafts, and candy. A scary tour of the haunted jail with special effects will be available for the older crowd. A $3 donation is suggested.  Cerritos Station is located at 18135 Bloomfield Avenue right next to the library.

The Lakewood Sheriff’s Station becomes ‘The Haunted Jail’ on Friday, October 24, from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Along with a scary jail for visitors 12 and older, there is also a less scary version for younger children. There will be public displays from various Sheriff’s Department units as well as kids games. Lakewood Station is located at 5130 Clark Avenue. The best place to park is on the south end of Civic Center Drive on or near the vacant lot and Angelo M. Iacoboni Library. More parking becomes available after library and city hall business hours.



App Alert: Solve2Play


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Today I’d like to introduce a new app designed for Android phones and tablets.  Necessity is the mother of invention and the inventor of this app happens to be a mother who saw a necessity!  Solve2Play is an app that replaces the lock screen on your child’s device and makes them do some math problems correctly before letting them gain access to the rest of their device. Once installed, the parents can

  • set the number of problems to solve
  • choose addition, subtraction, multiplication or division
  • set multiple choice or manual input
  • set difficulty by selecting max. top number and bottom number

To celebrate the launch of this new app, the full version is only $0.99!  Download it HERE.

Girls Try Hockey


On Sunday, October 12, girls can try hockey for FREE at Lakewood ICE!  As part of the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) World Girls’ Ice Hockey Weekend, the Anaheim Ducks are sponsoring this event where local participants are encouraged to bring a friend for the one-hour session beginning at 10:50 a.m.

This special Try Hockey For Free Day offers girls ages 4-12 the chance to learn to play the game of hockey for free. Participants will receive instruction from Anaheim Lady Ducks coaches and players on the basics of hockey as well as learn how to skate properly. Girls will be provided with skates, shoulder and elbow pads, shin guards, a helmet, hockey pants, gloves and a jersey for the one-hour session.

Register HERE

The Rinks-Lakewood ICE
3975 Pixie Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712

Splendid Warehouse Sale!


It’s a wonderful week–my kids are back in school and the Splendid/Ella Moss warehouse sale is this weekend!   If you’re unfamiliar with these brands, Splendid and Ella Moss can be described as upscale contemporary sportswear. Everything is very casual but the fabrics are super duper soft and luxurious.  Average retail for a top is about $60 & up at a department store but at the sale, it’s $20. This is how some of the items were priced at the last sale.

If you want to alleviate some guilt for shopping, buy something for your kids. They have kids and men’s clothing 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!


Kohl’s Labor Day Sale Discount Codes


Labor Day is here and so are the sales.  Here are some discount codes for  Even though it’s been over 90 degrees everyday, summer is technically over so it’s a great time to pick up swimwear and summer clothes, and finish up any back-to-school purchases.  Happy Shopping!

Hudson Sample Sale



If you’re a fan of Hudson jeans like I am, this is your lucky week!  Hudson’s sample sale is here again for 2 days.  The sale is very well organized and the best selection is on the first day.  At the last sale, the seconds were $40 and regular production was $60.  By seconds, they mean there are slight imperfections and/or irregularities.  I picked up 3 pairs of seconds for the price of one at full price and I love them.  I never noticed the difference.  You do have to know your size and fit though because you cannot try anything on so stop by Nordstrom and try on a couple of pairs before you go.