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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!

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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.


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Scholastic “Back-to-School” Warehouse Sale

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If you’re in the market for books, the Scholastic warehouse sale is starting tomorrow.  Everything is 50% off! Register online to get a coupon for $10 off $50 purchase.

Happy shopping!

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Sand Sculptures

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The 82nd Great Sand Sculpture contest is this weekend, August 16-17 at Granada Beach in Long Beach from 10 am to 4 pm.  There will be sculptures built by professionals and sculptures built by amateur groups.   The event will also include a kid’s zone, arts and crafts, vendors, live music, and food on both days!  Viewing all the sculptures will probably take about an hour or less.  Pack your beach gear because the kids will inevitably want to splash around in the waves.  When we went last year, being the prepared mother that I am, my kids were soaked from head to toe when it was time to head home.  I didn’t even have a towel.

Granada Beach
1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90803

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


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Lakewood Summer Fair

The city of Lakewood is hosting a Summer Fair tomorrow at San Martin park from 11 am-2 pm. There will be lots of carnival games, inflatable amusements, face painting and free pizza and snow cones.

San Martin Park
5231 Ocana Street
Lakewood, CA 90713
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Free Ninety-free

As you can probably tell by now, I love free stuff.  Here are a couple of worthwhile mentions:

  • The Anaheim Ducks sponsors a Learn to Play Hockey program that is completely free of charge! The program offers first-time hockey players the chance to get on the rink in full hockey equipment for free. They will receive instruction on the basics of hockey as well as learn how to skate properly. There are still spaces available and the location closest to us is probably Lakewood.  If you are interested, register here.
  • Dr. Panda’s Home is free right now.  Young children can help their animal friends get ready around the house. I hope this gets my little one excited about doing chores around the house.

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Natsumatsuri Festival

Japanese American National Museum - 2014 Natsumatsuri Family Festival

Saturday, August 9 is the Natsumatsuri Family Festival at the Japanese American National Museum. This free event will feature cultural performances, demonstrations, activities, and crafts!  Hello Kitty will be there from 3-4 pm for photos.  Skip the hassle of parking and take the Metro Gold line which will drop you off across the street from the museum.




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FREE Jamba Juice!


FREE JUICE GIVEAWAY at participating Jamba Juice locations from 9 -11am tomorrow, August 6. Choose from their new offerings; selection varies by store.

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Tomorrow is the Cypress Community Festival at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Avenue, Cypress CA from 9 am to 5 pm.  This event includes an early morning 5K/10K run, a pancake breakfast , a car show, chili cook-off, family games, food booths, the Chamber of Commerce business expo, children’s rides, arts and crafts booths and live entertainment.

The 51st Annual Cultural Festival at the Southeast Japanese Community Center is also this weekend. There will be games, martial arts and dance demonstrations, and of course lots of delicious food. And last but not least, I’ll be there working the Hang Ten booth.

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Splendid Pasadena

One of my favorite clothing lines has invited my readers and myself to the grand opening of their Pasadena store.  It actually sounds quite fun but I will be watching my dear child in a basketball tournament and then I have to work at the festival sponsored by his basketball association.  Lucky me!  I think I’d rather be in Pasadena sipping and snacking.  If you’re in that neck of the woods, please check it out. Their clothes are SPLENDID!

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