Hudson Jeans warehouse sale

Hudson Jeans Sample Sale

The  Hudson warehouse sale is here again this weekend on 11/11 and 11/12  The sale is very well organized and you will find the best selection on the first day. The prices run from $15-$40. Seconds will be $20 and regular production will be $40.  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.

FREE Dia

If you are interested in Dia de Los Muertos, there is a free family festival at the Muckenthaler in Fullerton tomorrow.

giants banner website.jpgLa Habra Children’s museum will also be holding a Dia de Los Muertos celebration tomorrow and it also happens to be Target Free Sunday.  If you’ve never been here and you have little ones, you should definitely check it out.  Right now the special exhibit is called Time of Giants: Ice Age Animals.  It’s a little crazy during these free days but the museum has implemented a Target Day schedule that allows a more enjoyable visit.   A limited number of hand stamps are given for Museum entrance for 1:00 p.m. & 3:15 p.m time slots on the day of the event and are subject to availability. Some of the other permanent exhibits include a train room, a carousel, a dress-up theatre and a  toddler play area.  If you don’t want to fight the crowds, regular admission is $8 and children under 2 are free.

La Habra Children’s museum
301 South Euclid Street
La Habra, CA 90631

Whatever you decide to do, I hope you have a great weekend.

 

In n Out Cover to Cover

Cover to cover 2016It’s that time of year again–when reading = hamburgers.  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 3, 2016 to November 12, 2016. Earn up to three coupons per child. See a librarian in the Children’s library to sign up.

Artesia Library is also running this program from October 3rd to November 12, and you do not need a library card to register.  Check your local library to see if they have this promotion as well.  I wish they had it for adults!

Museum Day 2016

This Saturday is Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! What does this mean? Free admission to a wide variety of participating museums! The offer is valid for TWO people on September 24, 2016. Enter your information and they will email you a ticket. What a great opportunity to visit a museum you may not have experienced yet. Here’s a list of the participating museums in our area:

Autry Museum, Glendale
Grammy Museum, Los Angeles
Heritage Museum of OC, Santa Ana
Japanese American National Museum, Little Tokyo
Santa Ana Fire Museum, Santa Ana
Zimmer Children’s Museum, Los Angeles: Offer valid on Sunday 9/25 because museum is closed on 9/24.
Whatever your plans are, have fun!

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Do you like Sriracha? If you’re a fan and even if you’re not, Huy Fong Foods is opening their doors for chili grinding season. It is a really fascinating look inside the famous hot sauce factory but be prepared for the fumes.  Starting September 10th – October 1st every Saturday from 10am – 3pm, they will be hosting their open house event.

Experience grinding season in full production, from seed to sauce. There will be free samplings, t-shirts, and a lion dance performance! (Free items while supplies last) Please register here per vehicle because there are limited parking spaces per hour.

Deal Alert: Gymboree

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Summer is officially over for me! My not so little ones will be back in school tomorrow but for those of you with really little ones, here is a great deal.  Gymboree Play & Music of Long Beach is waiving their initiation fee right now, a savings of $50!  Jump on this deal while it lasts.

FREE Apps: Duck Duck Moose

Duck Duck Moose is a developer of great award winning children’s educational apps.  A couple of their apps which used to cost $2.99 are now free, possibly because they are now part of Khan Academy.  Here are the apps I’m getting for my kiddos:

 Park Math – by Duck Duck Moose

Musical Me! – by Duck Duck Moose

Sand Sculptures

The 84th Great Sand Sculpture contest is this weekend, August 13-14 at Granada Beach in Long Beach from 10 am til the 7 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!  There is free street parking on Ocean Blvd and a couple of paid parking lots that cost $1/hour. Parking at the Granada Beach launch is $12. Viewing all the sculptures will probably take about an hour or less.  It will be nice and warm this weekend so 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 and I didn’t even have a towel.

Granada Beach
1 Granada Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90803
 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!