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GIve the Gift of Personalized Disney Storybooks This Holiday Season

I received promotional items in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

This holiday season, Simply Personalized has put together the most beautiful collection of Disney books, perfect for gift giving to everyone on our list! These personalized Disney Books are written with child‐friendly dialogue, partnered with hand‐drawn illustrations. Individually bound in premium covers for a lasting finish, the books are available in softback and hardback, personalized with the recipient’s name on the cover and a special message on the opening title page. These new releases are the adapted storybook versions of the animated features and are available to purchase on the website, starting from $24.99.personalized-tinkerbell-bookTo make each Disney book truly special, the recipient is magically woven into the storybook itself, where their name is beautifully featured throughout the tale. The book can be finished off by adding a gift box for only $5, ensuring the book remains in a long‐lasting condition.

Here are some of the collections:

Disney’s Frozen Books
The computer‐animated musical movie has received worldwide fame, since Disney’s Frozen premiere in 2013. From theatres to storybook, the four Frozen titles feature spin‐off adventure stories starring the original cast of Frozendisney-storybook-collection-frozenDisney•Pixar
Since Pixar Animation Studios joined Disney in 2006, Disney•Pixar has released mammoth moviefavorites loved by children and adults. Fans can now immerse themselves in the personalized Disneystorybook world, where Pixar favorites are transformed into collectable books, featuring the recipient!simply-personalized-disney-storybooks-disney-pixarDisney Princess Books
Disney Princesses are heroes of their own stories, setting examples to children that being yourself is always the best example to follow. These new Disney princess books are spinoffs of the princesses’ individual tales, along with an ultimate princess collector’s edition.simply-personalized-disney-princess-storybooksThe Personalized Disney Princesses’ Book:
This collection features the individual tales of the 11 official Disney princesses, bound by hand in a premium cover and consists of 112‐pages. The movie adaptations are transformed into one huge storybook. Including the recipient’s name embossed in gold on the cover, along with a special message on the opening title page, the book is available in A3, presented inside a black gift box, or available in A4 and presented inside a cream gift box (both included in the price).simply-personalized-princess-storybooks

Timeless Classic Disney Books
The timeless classic storybooks celebrate the first major animated features released by Walt Disney. Inspired by original movie stills from the Disney archive, the books are composed as close to the original movie stills as possible. Each illustrated image is skillfully created to achieve detailed sketches that make each Disney character instantly loved and recognizable, starting at just $49.99.simply-personalized-alice-in-wonderlandPersonalized Disney Mickey Mouse’s Christmas Storybook
In the spirit of the holiday season, re‐enact the classic, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, in this storybook that tells the tale of Scrooge McDuck. Visited by the ghosts of
Christmas, the book features the original Disney cast who play the characters of the tale, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and many more.mickeys-christmas-carolAs you can see, these beautiful books would be a cherished gift for just about anyone on your holiday shopping list. To see more titles available for order this holiday season, you can visit the Simply Personalized site heresimply-personalized-moana-storybook

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Guide to Making the Most of the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

It’s the merriest and most wonderful time of year at the Disneyland Resort. The hustle and bustle along Main Street, U.S.A. and Buena Vista Street is in full swing. With holiday decor and twinkling lights all around, both parks are adorned and ready for guests of all ages to visit this holiday season.disneyland-holidays-sleeping-beauty-castle-adornedDisney-Holidays-Buena-Vista-StreetOur family spent a day out at the resort taking in all of the sights, sounds, and holiday fun to be had. I think it’s my most favorite time of year to visit.disneyland-holidays-with-mickeyFrom riding special holiday attractions like “it’s a small world” Holiday and Haunted Mansion Holiday to watching A Christmas Fantasy Parade and “Believe….in Holiday Magic” Fireworks to enjoying holiday treats and offerings in the Festive Foods Marketplace at the Disney Festival of Holidays, we had an excited and jam-packed day.disneyland-holidays-castle-1I feel as giddy as a little girl when I visit Disneyland Resort this time of year. Of course, I could actually say that about every visit there! Do you feel that way too?holidays-at-disneyland-resort-its-a-small-world-2Since there’s so much to do at Disneyland Resort this holiday season, I’ve put together a a guide for you to be able to make the most of your visit. You don’t want to miss out on any of the magic of both parks. I highly suggest a multi-day ticket, so you can take more time exploring each of the parks’ holiday offerings. However, it is possible to fit a lot of the holiday magic into just one day. Here’s my best advice. I hope it’s helpful.guide-to-making-the-most-of-holidays-at-the-disneyland-resortSpend some time planning before you go
I’m a definite planner so before each of our visits, I’ve found myself looking online, on the Disneyland Official Site, looking at Park Hours and the Entertainment Schedule for the day we’re going to visit. It’s a great way to plan ahead and have an idea in your head of how you should map our your stay. The site also has a ton of other info, including Disneyland Resort hotel information if you’re looking to make it a complete vacation experience.disneyland-holidays-mainstreet-at-nightDownload the Disneyland Mobile App
It’s the most magical app and the official app for the Disneyland Resort. Download it on App Store and/or get it on Google Play. The Disneyland Mobile App allows you to do such things as see park hours and maps, check wait times, buy park tickets, check FASTPASS return times, see restaurant menus and make dining reservations, view Disney PhotoPass photos, locate Disney Characters, and so much more. For more info about the Disneyland Mobil app, go here.disneyland-appDo add Disney MAXPass to your ticket
By now, you’ve probably heard a lot of talk about Disney MaxPass. If you haven’t, it’s a great feature to add to your park ticket (or Annual Pass) for $10 a person. MaxPass allows you to schedule your FASTPASS reservations to your ticket ELECTRONICALLY from your phone, through the Disneyland app. What this means is you don’t have to walk over to the attraction you’re hoping to grab a FASTPASS for. You can just schedule it from your phone. You can even be in the other park as you make your reservation. It’s such a great feature. Plus, it allows gives you access to download , save, and share, all of your PhotoPass photos from the day. Character photos, family photos, photos from designated attractions! It’s a great option to add and I highly recommend exploring it, especially during the holiday season. For more information about MaxPass, go here.disney-max-pass-imagedisneyland-resort-celebrate-summer-max-passMake a dining reservation beforehand
There are so many dining options at Disneyland Resort. Some are quick dining while others are table service. There are also grab & go food options throughout both parks. I highly suggest you make 1 dining reservation ahead of time. During the holiday season, the table service restaurants can be extra busy and I know for our family, when the hunger hits, there’s only one way to make everyone better and get them back into a good mood: FOOD! It’s easy to make a dining reservation on the app or on the site. You can also call 714) 781-3463.to make one.disneyland-grilled-cheeseStrive to make it to park opening
There are a couple advantages of making it there before opening. I feel like the parking situation is lighter when it’s early in the morning. Also, if you are there early, you’ll have better access to FastPass+ reservations, especially for the big ticket attractions that tend to “sell out” quickly. My favorite reason to get to the parks before opening is to be able to experience “Rope Drop”, which is a fun countdown right before they allow guests to head into the park. Also, if you make Rope Drop in Disneyland Park, you’ll be able to see a bunch of Cast Members all along Main Street, U.S.A. as they are giving out High 4’s to guests! (They wear Mickey gloves so that’s why it’s a “High 4”). There’s truly nothing like being in one of the parks at opening though.

Utilize Disney PhotoPass Services
PhotoPass photographers are all throughout both parks and are your best bet to capture the best shots from your visit. They are equipped with professional equipment and are set up in front of attractions, with characters, and some other fun places. They also know how to capture your best side, in the day or nighttime. I already shared that one of the benefits to adding MaxPass to your day is the ablity to access all of your PhotoPass photos from the day. It’s the best money you’ll spend and our own family loves to use one of the PhotoPass photos for our own holiday card.disneyland-holidays-photopass-with-tree-1Seek out special holiday-inspired attractions
During the holidays at Disneyland Resort, there are a few attractions that have holiday overlays and you won’t want to miss out on experiencing any of them. In Disneyland Park set sail aboard “it’s a small world” Holiday and hop on a dune buggy in Haunted Mansion Holiday. In Disney California Adventure Park, be sure to get over to CarsLand and take a holly jolly spin on Mater’s Jingle Jamboree and Luigi’s Joy to the Whirl. Once January 7 passes, these specially transformed attractions will go back to their original versions. (Kind of like what happened to Cinderella at midnight.)holidays-at-disneyland-resort-its-a-small-world-1Enjoy all the holiday treats
Although there are many foods I enjoy eating when I’m visiting the parks, my most favorite this time of year are the holiday treats. Whether it’s a special bakery treat, a hand-twisted candy cane or something warm and festive to sip on, the holiday treat offerings at the Disneyland Resort are not to be missed!disneyland-holidays-festive-treats-1Watch A Christmas Fantasy Parade
There are usually 2 performances of “A Christmas Fantasy Parade” each day. It’s a beautiful parade that the whole family will enjoy watching together. All of your favorite characters and princesses make an appearance, dressed in holiday attire, as do Santa and Mrs. Claus.disneyland-holidays-santa-in-parade-1

disneyland-holidays-a-christmas-fantasy-parade-gingerbread-manFireworks are a must!
There’s nothing ore magical than watching the nightly “Believe…in Holiday Magic” Fireworks at Disneyland Park. It’s one of our family’s favorite parts about nighttime in Disneyland Park during the holidays. Be sure to plan out where you’ll want to watch it from and try to get a spot a little early.disneyland-holidays-fireworksSave room for “The Festival of Holidays” food
Over at Disney’s California Adventure Park you’ll find 12 different kiosks set up for the “Festival of Holidays”. For more information about the foods and offerings this year, go here.disneyland-holidays-festival-of-holidays-sign-1Celebrate the season with the entertainment at Disney Festival of Holidays
In Disney California Park, there is a full lineup of holiday-inspired performances that’ll warm your heart. Be sure to check times for live music and dancing, as well as performance times of the Disney ¡Viva Navidad! street party.disneyland-holidays-viva-navidad-signLook for special holiday merchandise – Every year, I look forward to the newest holiday EARs available in the shops. I had a tough time deciding this year between the black sequinned Minnie EARs with a plaid bow or the red sequinned ones with a green bow, so I bought both! I just coudn’t resist! There is so much fun holiday-inspired merchandise to choose from this time of year. It makes my Disney heart happy!disneyland-holidays-mickey-merchandisedisneyland-holidays-merchandise-ears-1disneyland-holidays-red-sparkly-earsThere’s truly no better time like the present to create new holiday memories that will last a lifetime and no better place to do so than the Disneyland Resort! Do you have plans to visit this year? Share with me in the comments. Just be sure to do so before January 7th! Happy Holidays!\\

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Celebrate the Holiday Season at Knott’s Merry Farm

I was invited to attend a media event at Knott’s. All opinions are my own. 

I get as giddy as a little girl when I spot signs of the holidays at Knott’s Berry Farm. From decorated Christmas trees to holiday music and all of the festive treats, I consider myself lucky to live in Southern California where you can celebrate the holidays while still enjoying the beautiful sunny weather outside. I am all about making the most of this time of year with my family and Knott’s Merry Farm is an annual tradition for us. knotts-merry-farm-family-1I think one of the things I love most about visiting Knott’s Merry Farm each holiday season is knowing I can expect some of my usual favorites to be there but I also to get excited for what’s new each year, in addition to all of the regular attractions we normally enjoy on our visits.knotts-merry-farm-hot-cocoaThis holiday season, it looks like the culinary team at Knott’s stepped up their festive treats game, more than usual, to catch the eyes and the palettes of all the visiting foodies. Not only will you find traditional favorites such as Mrs. Claus’ milk & cookies, hot cocoa with candy cane topping, roasted nuts, and but this year, you can feast on such offerings as tamales, Christmas pizza, and candy cane churros!knotts-merry-farm-tamalesknotts-merry-farm-christmas-pizzaMmm!  There were so many yummy treats to try, you should definitely bring an appetite with you, I almost forgot about the attractions and entertainment!knotts-merry-farm-candy-cane-churroHere are the special entertainment offerings this year at Knott’s Merry Farm:

  • “Merry Christmas, Snoopy!” (in the Charles M. Schulz Theatre) – This festive ice show continues to be a favorite, year after year and is perfect for guests of all ages. The show stars the Peanuts Gang and a cast of world-class ice skaters. Watch Snoopy enjoy all of the best parts of the season including trimming the Christmas tree, awaiting Santa’s arrival, and attending the Christmas Ball! “Merry Christmas, Snoopy!”is guaranteed to warm your heart.knotts-merry-farm-snoopy-on-ice-2
  • “It’s The Merriest Christmas Show Ever, Charlie Brown!” (at the Calico Mine Stage) – Audiences can dance and sing along to a live performance of this charming holiday show. It continues to delight audiences as The Peanuts Gang star in this toe-tapping, merry musical sure to bring out the Christmas joy in all.knotts-merry-farm-christmas-show-ever
  • “A Peanuts Guide to Christmas” (at the Camp Snoopy Theater) – The Peanuts Gang offer their take and unique wisdom on surviving the holidays, while singing you a mashup of their favorite holiday tunes.
  • Charles Dickens’A Christmas Carol and O. Henry’s A Gift ofthe Magi (in the Bird Cage Theater)- Knott’s melodrama company bring classics to life.knotts-merry-farm-decorations-birdcage
  • Snow and Glow Show (in Calico Ghost Town) – After the sun sets, enjoy this show with nightly falling snow set to thousands of sparkling lights and traditional Christmas music. knotts-merry-farm-snow-and-glow

Don’t forget to look for The Calico Bell Choir, strolling throughout Ghost Town, singing the songs of the season! knotts-merry-farm-carolers-2

If you’re looking for Santa  you can find him, along with many festive holiday treats, inside of Santa’s Christmas Cabin. Commemorative Santa Photos are available for purchase.knotts-merry-farm-christmas-treeKnott’s is the perfect place to spend many a day together with friends and/or family creating new memories together, which is a great reason to grab a 2018 Knott’s Season Pass. They make great holiday gifts and include one free visit to enjoy Merry Farm in 2017, unlimited visits in 2018 with no blackout dates, discounts on select food and merchandise,  and access to exciting year-round seasonal events.knotts-merry-farm-holiday-decorA Regular Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2018 to Knott’s Berry Farm and a Gold Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2018 to both Knott’s Berry Farm and the newly expanded Knott’s Soak City Waterpark with no blackout dates. Now at the lowest price of the year, Regular Season Passes start at just $92.00 or six easy payments of $15.33 and Gold Season Passes are $110 or six payments of just $18.33.These offers end January 7, 2018.Applicable taxes and fees apply online. Payment plans are only available at knotts.com.
knotts-merry-farm-trainHave you been to Knott’s Merry Farm before? If so, share your favorite memory with me in the comments. Happy Holidays! knotts-merry-farm-family-2

 

TOYBOX Collectible Action Figures Exclusively at the Disney Store and ShopDisney.com

I received promotional products in order to write this post. All opinions are my own. 

The other day we were so excited to open a very special package from Disney Store that we found on our doorstop. To our delight, inside of the box were all of the TOYBOX collectible action figures! You know how much we love all things Disney! Have you heard of these yet?disney-store-toybox-collectible-action-figuresTOYBOX action figures are a new collection of action figures that bring adventures to life with characters from across The Walt Disney Company. These collectible action figures are from PIXAR, Star Wars, and Marvel and each is designed for real world play. Each one of the figures has 14 points of articulation, a signature accessory and a universal hand grip, allowing the accessories to be swapped between characters.

Here are the TOYBOX figures we received:

TOYBOX Pixar series – So far, this series includes Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear. toybox-toy-story-seriesTOYBOX Star Wars series – So far, this series includes Kylo Ren, Rey, and a First Order Stormtrooper.toybox-star-wars-seriesTOYBOX Marvel series – So far, this series includes Thor, Hulk, and Iron Man.TOYBOX-marvel-series*Please note: Each of these figures is sold separately. 

How cute are the TOYBOX figures? I don’t think I can pick out my favorite because I love them all! TOYBOX collectible action figures are priced at $12.95 each and are available exclusively at the Disney Store and on ShopDisney.com. Don’t forget to keep an eye on ShopDisney.com for a new characters to release each month. We’re excited to collect them all! Thank you, Disney Store for the very special surprise! Happy Holidays, Everyone!

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Mountain Mike’s Pizza to Host “Pizza 4 a Purpose” Fundraiser on Cyber Monday

This is not a sponsored post.

Have you had Mountain Mike’s Pizza yet? It’s one of the largest pizza chains in California and the U.S. and is famous for its zesty, curling and mountainous pepperoni, as well as its specialty pizzas such as The Everest and Pike’s Peak Mountain.mountain-mikes-fundraiser

On Cyber Monday, November 27, Mountain Mike’s encourages Cyber Monday shoppers and pizza lovers from across California to join with friends and family and purchase a “Pizza 4 a Purpose.” to benefit the North Bay Fire Relief Fund. mountain-mikes-logopizza-for-a-purpose In the holiday spirit of giving, Mountain Mike’s will donate $4 for every large pizza sold on Cyber Monday at all 190 of its restaurants to benefit the North Bay Fire Relief Fund. This fundraising event includes all online, dine-in, take-out and delivery orders, and will take place from open to close at each restaurant location on November 27.

“We feel very strongly and wanted to give back to those who have supported us over the past 40 years. We are dedicating Cyber Monday to be a day of giving to those people and communities affected by the recent fires in Northern California. Our commitment to help rebuild neighborhoods throughout the impacted region is unwavering and we are proud to partner with the North Bay Fire Relief Fund. ” – Robert Quick, president of Mountain Mike’s Pizza.

The company’s dedication to supporting the North Bay Fire Relief Fund is also personal: one of its Santa Rosa stores, located at 3781 Cleveland Ave., was destroyed from fire damage last month. Northern California was devastated by October 2017’s raging wildfires, the single most destructive wildfires in the Golden State’s history. According to insurance officials, more than $1.2 billion in damages were suffered as many families and communities were deeply impacted by the disaster.

To participate in Pizza 4 a Purpose or for more information about Mountain Mike’s Pizza, please visit mountainmikespizza.com or follow them on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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{Giveaway} Burke Williams Holiday Gift Card Packages Include a Special Gift Just for You

I received products in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

I’m excited to share with you about Burke Williams’ four special Gift Card Packages to celebrate the holiday season! Give the gift of relaxation, health and wellness with Burke Williams Day Spas, where the ones you care for can indulge in world-class amenities and choose from a full menu of services that will transform their day. Each Holiday Gift Card Package purchased includes a bonus gift card and a coveted 3-Day Spa Pass, a $225 value, just for you.burke-williams-mothers-day-gift-cards-lobbyTreat those on your holiday gift list with a luxurious spa day that can be customized especially for them. The “Escape,” “Transform,” “Indulge” and “Ultimate” tiered Gift Card Packages invite guests to unwind, relax and renew. Each gift purchased includes a bonus gift card and 3-Day Spa Pass, good for three complimentary visits to any Burke Williams and 20% off services booked the same day. Packages go on sale Friday, November 24 and are redeemable at all locations.burke-williams-jacuzziGive the gift of an “Escape” for $150 – $249 and receive a $50 bonus gift card. “Transform” someone’s day for $250 – $399 and receive a $100 gift card just for you. Let your loved ones “Indulge” for $400 – $549 and receive a $150 gift card. Give the “Ultimate” spa day for $650 – $749 and receive a bonus $250 gift card, giving the special someone in your life the ultimate spa day – and keeping something special for you.burke-williams-loungeBurke Williams also offers Corporate Holiday Gift Cards, an extraordinary gift for valued employees. For every 5 gift cards purchase receive 1 free gift card of equal value or equal service. Gift cards are presented in an elegant box with gift bag and tissue paper at no additional cost.burke-williams-friendsAll holiday gift card packages can be customized to include specific Burke Williams signature services and enhancements, or gifted simply as the amount so that the recipient can select their own services to renew and refresh. Gift certificates are available for purchase at Burke Williams locations or online to print at home or email directly to your gift list.burke-williams-lounge-2Spreading holiday cheer to those you care for is simple with Burke Williams Gift Card Packages. For information on Burke Williams and to find a spa near you, please visit http://www.BurkeWilliamsSpa.com or call 1-866-239-6635. Happy Holidays! giveaway

I’m also hosting a giveaway for one (1) of my readers to win their very own R3 Transform and a 3 Day Spa Pass! To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite service at Burke Williams Day Spa. If you’ve never been, tell me what you’re hoping to schedule for yourself on your first visit there. Good luck everyone! Thanks for reading!

burke-williiams-h2v I will accept comments as entries until 11:59 p.m.on 12/15/17, when I will close the giveaway. I will then draw a winner using Random Number Generator. Winner will be contacted via email. Giveaway open to US residents, ages 18 years and older.

All of Burke Williams’ H2V products are available for purchase in their online store. You can check them out here.

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Olive Walk in La Mirada Model Grand Opening on 11/18 with Home Tours, Food Trucks & More

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Olson Homes. All opinions are my own.

Olson Homes is debuting their newest Orange County neighborhood, “Olive Walk”. La Mirada’s rich olive oil history is celebrated in this modern-day community. Quiet streets, acclaimed schools and nearby parks will give Olive Walk a true neighborhood feel with all the big city conveniences.olive-walk-circle-logoSerious prospective homebuyers and those interested in scouting the market are invited to the Model Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, November 18th. Qualify this week and you’ll get priority home selections and a first look of the homes, along with an invitation to other VIP events. Find more details on the pre-qualification process HERE.olson-homes-olive-walk-la-mirada-grand-openingThe festivities will begin at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and attendees will be treated to an array of hospitality including model home tours, a grilled cheese truck, music, and even a balloon artist for kids and kids at heart. Model homes will be open until 6 p.m. Get full event details and information HERE.

Photo shown is similar to those homes in Olive Walk.
Photo shown is similar to those homes in Olive Walk.

Olive Walk’s Spanish-style paired and single-family homes will feature up to four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and approximately 2,200 square feet of living space. Olson Homes prides itself on building homes that are energy efficient and healthy.

Photo shown is similar to those homes in Olive Walk.
Photo shown is similar to those homes in Olive Walk

Residences will include auto shut-off motion sensors in all baths, automatic fire sprinklers, low E glass, water-efficient toilets, and so much more. Homes will also include an array of personalizing options. For a full list of home details, please go HERE.

olive-walk-neighborhood-1La Mirada was named by CNN Money Magazine as “one of the best places to live”. The neighborhood features quiet streets, acclaimed schools, and nearby parks with the convenience of big city perks. Whether you’re starting fresh or searching for more space, Olive Walk brings the best of both worlds to your front door.
Knotts-Merry-Farm-FacadeWith a prime La Mirada location, Olive Walk is situated between Downtown L.A. and Orange County and will give future residents a host of great options for work and play. Local attractions like Splash Aquatics Center, La Mirada Regional Park, and Knott’s Berry Farm are conveniently located within six miles of this urban community. Get a feel for the area, local schools, and attractions HERE.olive-walk-local-schoolsThe Olson Company is recognized as a leader in providing affordable urban housing throughout California and is dedicated to developing outstanding and long-lasting partnerships with the cities with which they work. Don’t forget to come out to the Model Grand Opening Celebration at Olive Walk THIS Saturday, November 18 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Hope to see you there! 

Be sure to connect with Olson Homes on their social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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Shop, Dine and Visit The Spa at the Glen at Brea Mall + Gift Card Giveaway

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

Have you been to Brea Mall lately? It’s the perfect place to go for a day out. brea-mall-insideNot only can you shop but there are tons of dining options, including restaurants and an entire food court. The center features five major department stores including Nordstrom, Macy & Macy Men Children & Home, jcpenney, and Sears, and more than 175 specialty shops. It’s also home to a full-service day spa, The Spa at the Glen. the-spa-at-the-glen-5On my last trip to Brea Mall, I got an extra special treat: a pedicure! Who would’ve thought you could shop, dine AND go the to spa, all in one trip?the-spa-at-the-glen-4The Spa at the Glen is located inside Brea Mall and provides world class spa treatments performed with care and skillful touch Services include massage, body scrubs and wraps, facial treatments and professional skin care, manicures and pedicures.the-spa-at-the-glen-1the-spa-at-the-glen-2You can schedule an appointment for a service and enjoy the spa amenities either before or after your service. (Next time I’m going to go and spend the entire day inside the spa.)the-spa-at-the-glen-3Why not plan a relaxing day of shopping, dining, and a visit to The Spa at the Glen on your next trip to Brea Mall? It’s a beautiful facility and allows you to be pampered before, during, or after your shopping trip. the-spa-at-the-glen-6enter-to-win-a-50-brea-mall-gift-cardI’m hosting a giveaway on my Instagram page for one (1) of my readers to win a $50 Brea Mall Gift Card. You must enter on my Instagram where you see this photo. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents, 18 years of age and older. For more information about how to enter to win, please go here. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on 11/23/17. One (1) winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator and announced on my Instagram post. Winner will be verified and contacted via DM on Instagram. Winner must be able to pick up gift card prize in person at Brea Mall. Good luck everyone! Thanks for reading!

To learn more about The Spa at the Glen, or to request an appointment, please visit their site here or call 714.990.2090. For more information about Brea Mall, please connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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OC Rescue Mission Calls for Urgently Needed Thanksgiving Donations

As the holidays quickly approach, the Orange County Rescue Mission is preparing to host its 52nd annual Thanksgiving dinner, which will feed more than 660 homeless families and individuals in the region.OC-rescue-mission-logoThe organization has announced an urgent need for food donations from the local community. Thanksgiving dinner is an important gathering for both the Village of Hope residents and those living in surrounding areas, many of whom have never had the opportunity to take part in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The Orange County Rescue Mission is currently experiencing a shortage of food, and they urgently need the help of the community in order to provide a memorable holiday experience for these men, women, and children in need.

ORANGE COUNTY RESCUE MISSION THANKSGIVING 2016
ORANGE COUNTY RESCUE MISSION THANKSGIVING 2016

“The holiday season is a time to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for, and all that we can do to help others. We hope the community will join us in embracing the holiday spirit, and helping us to give back to those less fortunate.” – Jim Palmer, President of the Orange County Rescue Mission

The Rescue Mission is currently in need of:

ENTREES:

  • 106 whole turkeys
  • 48 whole hams
  • 160 pounds of ground pork

SIDES:

  • 200 pounds of potatoes
  • 360 boxes of stuffing
  • 80 pounds of cranberries
  • 120 cans of corn

VEGETABLES:

  • 120 bags of green beans
  • 100 bags of carrots
  • 30 pounds of mushrooms
  • 650 onions

EXTRAS:

  • 90 containers of butter
  • 24 pounds of garlic
  • 100 boxes of breadcrumbs
  • 75 pounds of bacon

If you’d wish to donate any of the items listed above, you may drop off donations at the Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope, located at 1 Hope Drive in Tustin, California, or contact Ashley Binder at 714-247-4343 or [email protected]. The donation warehouse is open between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
About the Orange County Rescue Mission
The Orange County and Inland Empire Rescue Missions are part of a privately funded non-profit organization that uses Biblical principles in its programs such as relationships, finance, and parenting. The Rescue Mission’s innovative facilities and programs provide food assistance and shelter in addition to counseling, education, job training, mental wellness, life skills training, and medical services to provide a solid foundation for the transition to a self-sufficient life. Its programs and dedication to going above and beyond have earned the organization numerous recognitions including Charity Navigator’s highest rating of 4-Stars. To make a donation or inquire about volunteer opportunities with the Rescue Mission, please contact (714) 247-4320 or visit http://www.rescuemission.org.