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{Giveaway} Brea Mall Holiday Gift Guide + Enter to Win

I was invited to attend a holiday media event at Brea Mall in exchange for coverage. All opinions are my own. 

Brea Mall is one of my favorite shopping destinations in Southern California. With 5 major department stores, over 175 specialty shops, a variety of popular eateries and a full-service spa, it’s easy to spend an entire day there. brea-mall-signRight now, with all of the season’s hustle and bustle, Brea Mall is a great place to find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. It’s also a great place to find something for yourself, while you’re there. I absolutely love their holiday decor this year. Everything looks so festive and really gets you in the holiday spirit and excited to shop! brea-mall-holiday-gift-guideI was invited to a special Holiday Gift Guide sneak peek event at Brea Mall, to get a closer look at some of the top gifts at Brea Mall this year. There were several retailers there, showcasing some of their most popular gifting items for this year year. It was a fun event and helped me put together this Brea Mall Holiday Gift Guide Light bites and sips for the event, were provided by Nordstrom Cafe and CPKbrea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-light-bitesbrea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-2017Williams-Sonoma – This is a great place to shop for the gourmet on your list. Offering a selection of professional-quality cookware, small kitchen appliances, cooking utensils, and decor to match your cooking and entertaining style. They also have a great selection of gourmet foods for purchase. I loved all of their holiday place settings and decor. They also offer the Insta-Pot at a great price! It’s the hottest item right now in the cooking world.brea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-williams-sonoma-1Lululemon – As a top brand for workout wear, Lululemon is a “go-to” stop for men and women of all ages. Their workout attire is both quality and fashionable. They also have an entire line of “Athleisure” clothes that allow you to be fashionable and comfy at the same time. If you’re traveling, their new winter pieces, including warm jackets, offer warmth and comfort without being heavy. How perfect would they be for winter travel? brea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-lululemon-1brea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-lululemon-2Swarovski – Nothing shines like Swarovski crystals. They have some beautiful jewelry pieces as well as gifts for friends, colleagues, and teachers on your list. This year they even have several Star Wars-inspired pieces. brea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-swarovskiKiehl’s – This year, Kiehl’s collaborated with Disney to create a collectible and adorable line of products together that you’ll want to get your hands on. This line of skin and body care is for men and women and benefits Feeding America. Together, Kiehl’s and Disney are working to raise 1.1 million meals for those in need through this collaboration. It’s a great line of products that came just in time for the holidays.brea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-kiehls-1brea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-kiehls-x-disneyGodiva – Chocolate and Christmas go hand in hand and Godiva has treats and gifts perfect for gift giving to family, friends, and colleagues. There are beautifully arranged gift baskets already wrapped up and ready to give. You can also have a hand-selected box of chocolates packed. There are so many beautiful collections in the store, you just have to stop by to see them. Be sure to grab a treat for yourself while you’re there, too. brea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-godivaTypo – You can find a great range of gifts, stationery, art, craft, decor, cards, decorations, lighting and seasonal gifts and more at Typo. brea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-typo-2

brea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-typo-1Ben Bridge Jewelers – If you’re looking for a special piece of jewelry to give as a holiday gift, there are so many exquisite pieces in the store. Their Toscano Collection of handmade pieces is exclusive to Ben Bridge.  In addition to jewelry for all occasions, you can also select from beautiful time pieces by top brands for both men and women.  brea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-ben-bridgeTommy Bahama – You can never go wrong with a gift that brings a little bit of the Island Life to someone. Tommy Bahama has a wonderful collection of island-inspired fragrances and candles that smell absolutely heavenly! They also offer fashions for men and women that are perfect for getting in that “Aloha” mood, even when you’re not on vacation. tommy-bahama-fragrancesbrea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-tommy-bahama-candleBoxLunch -This is another retailer I love because they give back to those in need.  BoxLunch is the destination to shop for pop culture-inspired gifts, accessories and apparel for men & women. brea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-box-lunchMorphe – One of the Brea Mall’s newest retailers to open is Morphe, If yo haven’t caught wind of Morphe on social media, it’s an amazing cosmetic brand that offers the latest looks in makeup in an affordable price range. They will also help you achieve whatever look you’re envisioning for yourself this holiday season. In addition to the cosmetics, Morphe offers false eyelashes, brush sets, and other gifting options for the beauty lover on your list.brea-holiday-gift-guide-morpheMicrosoft Store – Right now, if you stop by the Microsoft Store in the mall, you can tell them your “wish” this holiday season and it might even be selected to come true! While you’re there, you can also  check out the full line of products fit for the tech needs in your life.brea-holiday-gift-guide-microsoftbrea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-microscoft-wishBe sure to stop by these retailers when you visit Brea Mall, in addition to all of the other specialty shops. I can assure you, you will knock out all of your holiday shopping in this great destination shopping location.brea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-retailersbrea-mall-sign

If you’re like me, and you have a whole lot of holiday shopping left to do, don’t worry! Brea Mall is offering special extended holiday hours right now and is open extra late. For more information about the center’s hours, go here. Don’t forget to stop by and see Santa while you’re out holiday shopping. He’s awaiting your arrival and keepsake holiday photos are available for purchase.

brea-mall-holiday-gift-guide-santaBrea Mall has tons of great gifting options for your holiday needs! You can also purchase Simon gift cards, as well as many other kinds of gift cards at Customer Service, which is located in next to Starbucks. Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? If not, consider stopping by Brea Mall soon.


I love hosting giveaways for my readers so stop by my Instagram HERE and enter to win a $50 Simon Mall Giftcard. How to enter and rules are listed on the post. Thanks for reading! Happy Holidays!

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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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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.

Some images may be property of Brea Mall and used with permission. 

Shop ’til You Drop at Ontario Mills®

I’ve partnered with Ontario Mills® to bring you this post. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Have you ever been to Ontario Mills®? I went for the first time last week, to shop for Back to School and wow! The is amazing! ontario-mills-facadeOntario Mills® is California’s largest outlet and value retail shopping destination. Set in an indoor climate-controlled mall, it provides the ultimate shopping experience for visitors and has the biggest names in men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, jewelry, sporting goods, footwear and more. There are over 200 stores to choose from there plus a variety of eateries. ontario-mills-neiman-marcus-last-callHere are just some of the stores you’ll find at Ontario Mills®:

  • Neiman Marcus Last Call
  • Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH
  • Coach Factory Store
  • Michael Kors
  • True Religion
  • Lucky Brand Jeans Outlet
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • H&M
  • Forever 21
  • J.Crew Factory
  • Tommy Hilfiger Company Store
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet
  • Nike Factory Storeontario-mills-nike

As summer comes to a close, we’ve been doing a ton of shopping to get everything we need for the new school year. Between clothes, shoes, accessories, backpacks, etc, the list just never seems to dwindle.ontario-mills-converseSince I have a daughter who loves shopping, she kept me on my toes by wanting to stop and shop in all of her favorite places. I now know what they mean when they say “Shop ’til you drop”! ontario-mills-wet-sealontario-mills-hot-topicYou’re guaranteed to work up an appetite while you’re there. If you’re interested in full-service restaurants, you’ll find Market Broiler and Rainforest Cafe. There’s also a giant big food court area where you can grab something a little quicker and sit down to enjoy it.ontario-mills-shopping-makes-you-hungryWith the way that styles and trends change so quickly, I’m grateful to have a center like Ontario Mills which offers fashion at great prices. Then it doesn’t seem so devastating when something goes out of style after only a few months, and you need to go buy new things. ontario-mills-converse-shoesI highly suggest you set aside an entire day when you visit Ontario Mills because you’ll probably want to spend an entire day there like we did. I wasn’t sure where to start so we just started on one end and worked our way through the stores. There’s also a Dave & Buster’s and a GameWorks inside, as well as the Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre and an AMC 30 Theatres. See? I told you they have everything at Ontario Mills®!ontario-mills-a-simon-center

For more information about the center, visit here.

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Getting Back-to-School Shopping Just Right with JCPenney #SoWorthIt

This post was written in collaboration with JCPenney. All opinions are 100% my own. #SoWorthIt #ad 

I can’t believe it’s back-to-school season already! Where did the Summer go? We tried to make the most of our last days off with a trip to the beach and a couple of other fun things but I just can’t believe school is starting.  dont-go-summerJCPenney always helps us ease back into the school year by offering all of the “basics” that kids need to start the school year right at affordable prices. I shopped there when I was a kid and now I shop there with my own daughter. JCPenney is a one-stop shop for the whole family! back-to-school-shopping-at-jcpenney-1When we were in the store, shopping for this school year, she found a ton of looks including Arizona denim pieces. They have jackets, skirts, tops and jeans and shorts, which are pretty much all kids want to wear these days anyway. She picked out a pair of Arizona denim shorts (since we live in California and she can get away with wearing them to school), a cute Arizona top, and a denim jacket. I thought it was kind of ironic that she wanted to wear a denim jacket with shorts, but whatever works, right? back-to-school-jcpenney-trying-to-get-it-rightI don’t know if it was more difficult to get her back-to-school look right (since moms don’t seem to know what’s cool) or to grab a decent picture of her in the outfit? Luckily, we finally got her look and the picture! What do you think? Adorable, in my opinion!  back-to-school-jcpenney-just-rightDid you know that JCPenney is offering some great deals on the latest trends for BTS on “Penney” Fridays and Saturdays? Yep! Look for these deals on August 19 and August 20, Also on “Penney Saturday” this week, you can grab the $13 Arizona kids jeans and $17 Arizona jeans deal. back-to-school-shopping-jcpenney-2What great prices on something that’s already an everyday value. (By the way, if you play Pokemon Go, and tell an associate or show them an in-app favorite character, you can receive an addtional 15% off coupon.) 

 I love JCPenney and was excited to learn about its national partnership with the YMCA. JCPenney believes in supporting moms and their kids, and through this partnership with the YMCA, they will be able to support the community through grants and donations, volunteerism, events and shared expertise. back-to-school-jcpenney-free-access-to-the-yThe partnership with the Y kicked off with a special Back-to-School community event for teens participating in YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, which included Arizona Jeans fittings and giveaways, vision screenings, salon services, and entertainment, including a guest appearance by Vanessa Lachey.   back-to-school-jcpenney-did-you-knowJCPenney provides opportunities to its associates by connecting them with their local Y branch to volunteer in many ways such as supporting summer camp activities, helping with youth programs, doing community clean up and tutoring or mentoring. I love any company that encourages and supports “giving back”!

So, have you finished up your Back-to-School shopping yet? What were some of your kids’ favorite finds?

{Giveaway} Find Your Father’s Day Gifts at The Shops at Mission Viejo

I’ve partnered with Simon Malls on this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

I do my best “work” under pressure, a.k.a. at the last minute! Can you relate? Luckily, I have a ton of options for picking out gifts at The Shops at Mission Viejo. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably see me post from “My Mall” often. It’s like the best place to shop! (and I’m not just saying that because it’s next to my house!) Luckily for me, most gift receipts don’t carry a time stamp on them, so the receivers will never know just how last minute I shopped! theres-nothing-like-the-last-minuteWith Father’s Day just around the corner, on Sunday, June 19, I headed over to The Shops at Mission Viejo to look around and grab something for all of the dads in my life! There was almost too much to choose from! Here are some of the great Father’s Day gift ideas I found. fathers-day-is-sunday-june-19You can never go wrong with clothes! These are some of the looks I found at Express Men, Vans, The Gap, and Old Navyfathers-day-gifts-express-men
fathers-day-gifts-express-men-tiesfathers-day-shopping-vansfathers-day-gifts-gapfathers-day-gifts-old-navyfathers-day-gifts-old-navy-2For the sports loving men, you’ll find team hats and jerseys and lots of other merchandise at LIDS.
fathers-day-sports-loversMen always love new sunglasses. Sunglass Hut has hundreds of styles to choose from. fathers-day-shopping-sunglasses

There were a ton of different gift choices for the caffeine-loving dads in your life! Teavana has so many teas to choose form and you can taste a bunch of them when you visit the store. They had a lot of different environmentally friendly travel mugs, as well as drink and water holders.  fathers-day-gifts-tea-loversfathers-day-gifts-travel-mugsThere’s a Starbucks located inside of the Dining Pavilion where you can grab a cute Father’s Day giftcard. fathers-day-shopping-starbucks-cardIf you’re looking to do some last minute Father’s Day shopping of your own, why not check out the stores directory ahead of time, so you can get an idea of where you’ll head once you get to The Shops at Mission Viejo. You can also stop by Guest Services, which is located in the center court of the mall, and pick out a Simon gfitcard! Those are one size fits all!

fathers-day-shopping-simon-giftcardI’m also hosting a giveaway where one of my lucky readers can win one (1) $100 giftcard! Enter on the Rafflecopter below. Good luck and thanks for reading! Happy Shopping!
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The Outlets at San Clemente Are Now Open + Moonlight Madness Extravaganza on Thanksgiving Night


The-Outlets-at-San-Clemente-are-now-openThe Outlets at San Clemente are now open and I couldn’t be more excited! I think all South Orange County moms have been waiting patiently, some time now, for them to be completed. I have driven by the construction several times during it’s duration and to see the final product completed calls for a celebration! outlets-at-san-clemente-trees
outlets-at-san-clemente-ocean-facingThe Outlets at San Clemente is Orange County’s first and only ocean-facing outdoor outlet shopping and dining destination. It features a collection of leading designer and name-brand retailers such as Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Columbia Sportswear, GUESS, H&M, Levi’s, Nike, PUMA, Tilly’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and White House Black Market. Outlets-at-San-Clemente-dogs-welcomeVisitors can enjoy favorite fast-casual eateries, including Panera Bread, Ruby’s Diner and Starbucks. Additional stores and restaurants will open throughout 2016. The center welcomes tail-wagging visitors, as long as they’re on a leash.

The promenades and courtyards at the center are all beautifully decorated with holiday décor, including a live, fresh-cut Christmas tree from Mt. Shasta decorated with 3,000 twinkling lights.

the-outlets-at-san-clemente-visiting-santaIt’s the perfect setting to take annual Santa photos and create fond holiday memories together.  Southern California families are going to quickly adopt the brand new Outlets at San Clemente as their favorite destination.

the-outlets-at-san-clemente-visiting-santa2So, after a day of eating turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, watching football and spending time together, you are invited to start their holiday shopping at their its inaugural Moonlight Madness all-night shopping extravaganza. Although the day after Thanksgiving has been considered traditionally as Black Friday, why not get a head start by taking advantage of door-buster offers and holiday savings?  Door will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26. Shops will remain open all night and throughout Black Friday on Nov. 27 until 10 p.m.

There will also be a special entertainment schedule during the Moonlight Madness Event as follows:

8 PM – 2 AM  |  DJ MissNinja

2 AM – 10 AM  |  DJ Cre-8

10 AM – 12 PM  |  Lil’ Dickens Carolers

12 PM – 1 PM  |  Koda Corvette (Pop Performer)

1 PM – 2 PM  |  Mary Desmond (Teen YouTube Sensation – pictured left)

3 PM – 4 PM  |  Mary Desmond (Teen YouTube Sensation – pictured left)

4 PM – 5 PM  |  Corey Angeli (Local Musician)

6 PM – 7 PM  |  Duende Flamenco

the-outlets-at-san-clemente-bagsThe Outlets at San Clemente are located at 101 West Avenida Vista Hermosa in San Clemente.

For more information, visit outletsatsanclemente.com. Find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

This is not a sponsored post. I was invited to attend a media event in order to write this post. All opinions are 100% my own. 

{Giveaway} Hispanic Heritage Month and Don Roberto Jewelers! #HispanicHeritageMonth

The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them.  I have a relationship with Gigasavvy, for whom I create original editorial content.

Hispanic-Heritage-Month-and-Don-Roberto-Jewelers-FolkloricoDid you know that there are over 50 million Hispanic Americans living in the “melting pot” we know as the United States? Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 through October 15. as a way to recognize and highlight the contributions Hispanic Americans have made here in the U.S.. Celebratory traditions for Hispanic Heritage Month vary from city to city and state to state but you are sure to find many cultural festivals, parades, and gatherings, all honoring tradition.


Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect time to stop by your local Don Roberto Jewelers to shop for gifts. With such an extensive collection of trendy Hispanic Heritage Jewelry, you will definitely find something for everyone on your list. Their collection includes several beautiful pieces of jewelery. Although there are several fun things that I’d love to for myself, I can never resist cute gifts for children, so I’m going to share a few of my favorites from Don Roberto Jewelers with you.

Hispanic-Heritage-Month-Don-Roberto-Jewelers-Open-Heart-Diamond-EarringsI can’t resist a baby girl with her ears pierced! These delicate 14k white gold open heart earrings contain a diamond at their center, and feature matching 14k gold bell backs that screw on and are engineered for safety, ease of use, and loss prevention. The bell design is easy to grip, protects your child from the post, and prevents her from easily pulling them off. Don Roberto also offers ear piercing. For more details about ear piecing, click here.

Hispanic-Heritage-Month-Don-Roberto-Jewelers-Baby-BraceletThis stunning multi-link ID bracelet is unique with its engraved flower and single diamond center. The pin clasp will secure your baby’s bracelet while keeping her stylish. This bracelet is 5 inches in length and is intended for babies and toddlers with a maximum of a 5 inch circumference wrist.

If you’re looking for a sentimental gift for the birthday girl to wear on her special day, this ring is perfect!

Hispanic-Heritage-Month-Don-Roberto-Jewelers-RingModeled into a pretty scalloped heart and featuring the number 15 in the middle, this quinceañera ring is cast in 10k white gold and is perfect for accessorizing and commemorating her special day.

Hispanic-Heritage-Month-Don-Roberto-Jewelers-Heart-PendantThis gorgeous diamond-encrusted 10k yellow gold “15” heart pendant is a beautiful gift also for a birthday girl on her quinceañera.

Hispanic-Heritage-Month-Don-Roberto-Jewelers-RosaryThis rosary is a handcrafted heirloom design created to last for generations. Each bead is hand wired for strength and beauty. The medals dating between the 15th and 19th century are solid bronze hand cast designs, which in time age beautifully. Each rosary contains over 150 parts creating an unforgettable old world charm. the beads are genuine high quality silver fresh water pearls with aqua crystal accents. The centerpiece medal is a replica from the 1800’s (latin america) depicting Our Lady of Guadalupe (front) and the nativity scene with child Jesus (back). The crucifix depicts a rose at each end of the cross, which represents the divine love for our Blessed Mother Mary. Above the crucifix is a medal detailing the Holy Eucharist and the chalice. Attached to the rosary are medals detailing the prayerful hands of Our Lady of Guadalupe and small roses.

my-local-locationDuring Hispanic Heritage Month, I invite you to visit your local Don Roberto Jewelers to see all of these pieces and more, in person! My favorite location is in Orange but you can find a list of locations here.

discount-for-readersDon Roberto has provided me with an exclusive discount code good for 25% off your first online purchase. You can view their collection online by clicking here. This exclusive discount code was created especially for my Over the Top Mommy readers. Just enter the code “BP25FP” at checkout. This discount is only valid online.

Hispanic Heritage Month FB1 (2)Don Roberto Jewelers is currently hosting a giveaway during Hispanic Heritage Month on their Facebook page.  They want to recognize Latinos that have made a difference in the U.S. It’s really easy to enter and you could win a $50 gift certificate. For more details and to enter, click here.

enter-to-winDon Roberto Jewelers has also provided me with one $50 gift card to give away to one of my lucky readers! To enter my giveaway, all you need to do is comment on this blog post, telling me which item you like the best from this post or from their site! I will choose a winner on October 1st, so that means you need to enter by 11:59 p.m. on September 30! Good luck to everyone!

Connect with Don Roberto Jewelers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Giveaway ends Sept 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST. Open to US Residents 18 and older only. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. Winner will be selected at random and be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Not liable for unclaimed prizes or fulfillment. Blog has represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. No purchase necessary to enter or win; however you must enter for a chance to win. Purchase does not increase chance of winning. Chances of winning depend on number of entries. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter or any other social media platform are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to this blog. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. 

Braintastics Now Open at Kaleidoscope With Classes and Camps That Focus on Science, Technology, Education, Arts & Math!

braintasticBraintastics, a unique new program for kids that fosters brain development in a fun-filled environment, has opened its first location at Kaleidoscope in Mission Viejo. Based on a national movement dubbed S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Education, Arts and Math), the focus of Braintastics is to provide more science and technology exposure to kids to foster brain development and help with educational advancement.

Braintastics was created by Heidi Landraf, who through her own brain research in her Masters program and her experience within a classroom, saw a need for a program that gives kids the time and space to explore their curiosities. Heidi has partnered on Braintastics with Cheryl Beck, owner of Bold Girlz, also at Kaleidoscope, since Cheryl’s mission is focused on building self-esteem and empowerment.

braintastic-kids-2Braintastics offers an environment for true brain development and cognitive growth while having fun in a setting that is inviting, stimulating, and exciting. Caine and Caine also suggest that a brain-compatible learning environment should go beyond rote memorization and rote memory thinking and processing. Braintastics allows children’s imagination and creativity to reach their full potential of self-expression.

braintastic-kidsBraintastics’ schedule includes daily workshops and weekly Summer Camps, including a Robotics class taught by James Reynolds, a Robotics teacher and advisor at Mater Dei. There are also a variety of Birthday Party packages available with themes including Braintastics Fun, Robotic Fun, Minecraft® Mania, and It’s All an Act, in which party-goers get to be the star of the show and produce their own video.

braintastics-mapsBraintastics is located on the upper level of Kaleidoscope at 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy, Ste. 315, in Mission Viejo. It’s open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  For more information, please call 949-348-1844 or click here. You can also visit Braintastics on Facebook!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. Images and video property of Braintastics.