Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Southern California Family Fun! Interactive Pirates Dinner Adventure

WORLD'S MOST UNIQUE & INTERACTIVE DINNER SHOW Two-hour live performance featuring an astonishing display of special-effects wizardry, aerial artistry, swashbuckling swordplay and dynamic duels.

Four-course feast fit for a pirate king includes Preshow Appetizers, Vegetable Soup or Fresh Garden Salad, Roasted Half Chicken or BBQ Beef Kabobs, Buttery Mashed Potatoes or Caribbean Rice and Fudge Brownie a la mode. Vegetarian and kids meals are available. The meal also includes unlimited soft drinks and complimentary coffee.

More than 150 guests have the chance to play an actual role in each show.

Conveniently located off the 5 and 91 freeways in the heart of the Buena Park Entertainment Zone just 10 minutes away from the Disneyland Resort and 15 minutes from John Wayne Airport with domestic/international service.

Complimentary on-site bus, car and handicapped parking.

Fully-enclosed, air-conditioned venue offers two full bars, gift and photo souvenir shops.

Received Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor (December 2013).

Guests from all over the world are accommodated by a multilingual staff with exceptional customer service.

Come Live the Pirate's Life at Pirate's Dinner Adventure California

My Readers Save $25 off Adult and $15 off Child admission
$25 off Adult and $15 off Child admission over the phone and mention code "USFAM" at time of purchase. Reservations required. Share this exclusive coupon to Pirate's Dinner Adventure! 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Gilroy Gardens - Northern California

Play, learn and grow at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park! Ideal for both families and garden lovers, Gilroy Gardens features over 40 rides, attractions and majestic gardens, plus the world famous Circus Trees! Coming summer of 2014, a Water Oasis will emerge. This half acre water attraction features three unique play elements: Water Journey, Lagoon and Splash Pad. Get soaked by giant flowers, pump and direct the flow of water, slide into a lagoon or just sit in an adirondack chair and sip lemonade.

Whatever you's A Cool Way to Play!

My readers can save $20 OFF M-F or $15 Off Sat-Sun General Admission to Gilroy Gardens with this exclusive coupon

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Beat the Heat in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known to be a "playground for adults"...but there are also things for kids and families. A water park is the perfect spot for kids and families. Both tourists and locals can beat the heat at Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas. It's the perfect Summer vacation spot. 
One of the world's most iconic water park brands, Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas is Nevada's premier water park and a top Las Vegas family destination with more than 25 slides and attractions for thrill seekers and families to create lasting memories. For the daring, the park features the new Tornado, the world's leading funnel slide catapulting riders to a zero gravity experience; the extreme Rattler, a North American first, and Constrictor, featuring some of the tightest turns; and other fast, steep and twisting slides. For families and those desiring a more relaxing experience, there's Paradise Falls, the interactive children's area with kid friendly slides, a giant dumping bucket and warmer water; Colorado Cooler lazy river; and Red Rock Bay wave pool. Great amenities include shaded areas, private cabanas and misting.
Get your discount: Save $5 at use code "USFAM5" here.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

San Diego International Boat Show is coming to town!

Southern California’s Premier Boating Event Kicks Off 

Summer June 19-22, 2014

Whether you're in a the market for a new boat or personal watercraft or you just want to take advantage of the fun and exciting San Diego International Boat Show has to offer you'll find it all here. You can also win tickets to the show for a family of (4). What are you waiting for? 
2014 Progressive Insurance San Diego International Boat Show highlights:
Take exercise to the water at Try It Cove: Sponsored by The Waterman’s Depot, Try It Cove challenges attendees to find out firsthand why paddle sports are all the rage with a variety of free opportunities to get on the water, including Stand Up Paddling (SUP), kayaking and more. Visitors are encouraged to bring their bathing suits; life jackets and changing room are provided.
Learn to SCUBA: At the ‘Be a Diver Pool,’ dive into an underwater world in the comfort of a heated pool. Anyone ages 10 and older can learn how to scuba dive with a certified instructor – all one needs is a swimsuit to participate. The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) provides scuba gear, changing rooms and hair dryers. Participants can also get a photo taken underwater as a fun keepsake. 
Free sailing lesson aboard the Sailing Simulator, featured at the America’s Cup: Experience how a sailboat reacts to wind and waves, and learn how to use the tiller with the help of an ASA certified instructor. Designed and built by a nuclear physicist, the sailing simulator recreates the actual movement of a boat under sail so participants can get a feel for the water, without getting wet. It's a unique training platform for sailors of all ages. 
Tastes & sounds of summer: Visit the new floating Tiki Bar by Fiddler’s Green, Anchors & Ales Beer Garden or popular food trucks, plus a BBQ hosted by the Rotary Club La Mesa to enjoy libations and local cuisine favorites while listening to island/boat music from a steel drum band. 
Climb aboard a Vietnam War boat: Presented by the San Diego Maritime Museum, visitors can board and tour one of the historic PCF 816 Swift Boats used during the Vietnam War, used to disrupt seaborne supplies from getting to the enemy, as well as to provide gunfire support and troop evacuation. All boat show attendees that board the vessel will receive a free ticket to visit the “San Salvador” courtesy of the San Diego Maritime Museum. 
Nautical Activities for the Kids: While mom and dad are shopping for the new family boat, little skippers can enjoy the Kids’ Zone, drawing their favorite nautical picture to take home as a souvenir, enjoy activities at Try It Cove and play bag “bait” toss at the Progressive Insurance booth for prizes. 
DIY clinics for the hand’s on boater: Back again this year is the Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center, a garage-like setting, to learn how to keep that boat in tip-top shape. Check the website for registration details and seminar schedules.
Discover Boating’s Hands-On Skills Training power boating and sailing lessons feature 60-to 90- minute on-water skills-building clinics, with instruction on a variety power boating and sailing topics**. And for a more in-depth experience, there are several advanced 3 ½-hour, underway courses scheduled, including an Introduction to Cruising Catamarans. 
Dozens of complimentary seminars are held daily on the shore featuring a new series on exploring south of the border, blue water cruising, intro to sailing and more.
**Advance registration for on-water clinics is highly recommended; fee for each on-water Discover Boating clinic includes complimentary boat show admission for the day; participants must be at least 18 years of age.
Complete details about the boat show can be found at
Show Details: When: Thursday through Sunday, June 19-22, 2014 Thursday, June 19 and Friday, June 20– Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 21–10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 22– 10a.m. to 6p.m.
Where:Harbor Island 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Admission: $12 – Adults (16 years & older) FREE – Children (15 years & under) and FREE with proper ID – Active military personnel, Fire and Police
More information about the show can be found here at:

To enter the giveaway, please comment what you're most excited for at the SD International Boat Show. Tell me if you're in the market for a boat or peresonal watercraft or just want to enjoy the event.  

Monday, May 19, 2014

Summer Harlem Globetrotters Basketball Clinics

If you have a basketball fan in your home or you just love the Harlem Globetrotters, this is for you! My sons both participated last year in a clinic and had a blast. Check out my post last year here

Save $10 Off 2014 Harlem Globetrotters Summer Skills Clinics with code: USFAMILY If you like the Globetrotters, you'll love their Summer Basketball Clinics. Inspired by their show, these two-hour clinics for kids aged 6-12 are taught by actual Globetrotter players and jam packed with games, tricks and moves. Kids at the Harlem Globetrotters Summer Basketball Clinics will:

Spend two fun-filled hours with their friends being coached by two Globetrotter stars. 

Learn more than just Xs and Os as the Globetrotters emphasize how to be a good teammate on and off the court.

Leave with an official certificate, personalized Globetrotter nickname and ticket voucher to the Globetrotters 2015 North American Tour valued at $40.

Have an autograph and photograph session at the end of the clinic.
Spaces are strictly limited so register your 6-12 year old today! Register through this link and save with our exclusive US Family Guide. Automatically save $10 OFF Harlem Globetrotters Summer Skills Clinics with promo code USFAMILY via

For those in the San Diego area, here is the list of clinics:
San Diego, CA
6348 College Grove Way #109 San Diego, CA 92115
6/17 to 6/20

San Diego, CA
7715 Balboa Ave San Diego, CA 92111
6/21 to 6/24

Santee, CA
9906 Mission Gorge Road Santee, CA 92071
6/26 to 6/28

Hope your kids can experience the fun!!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Get fit while having FUN

With hectic summertime schedules upon us, moms are looking for creative ways to max out “me” time – and it’s a tough choice between getting in a workout and enjoying a fun leisure activity. Interestingly, a recent consumer poll conducted by Zumba found that while one in seven Americans dread their workouts, approximately 80% of dance-inspired cardio participants actually look forward to their workouts and consider them to be fun. Because who doesn’t love busting a move and shaking it to infectious beats – all while dropping inches?
Check out the below infographic of summer fitness trends – and get inspired to ditch your boring cardio routine for a high-energy dance party that you will actually look.
My gym offers Zumba classes throughout the week. There are many other gyms and fitness studios that do the same. To find a Zumba® class near you, visit
Disclosure: Information provided by Zumba

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Just "Breathe"

I find myself saying this quite often. After listening to my boys bicker, after a long day of endless chores and errands...anytime I just need to relax and compose myself. This happens DAILY. The frustrations and craziness of being a Mom of two boys can tend to be overwhelming. I have been faced with many challenges in the past year with my two boys. As a Mom I strive to be the best I can be for my Husband, my boys and myself. Unfortunately, it's not always sunshine and butterflies in my household. I often stress, feel overwhelmed and feel like I have failed. I have struggled, turning to my family, Husband, friends, teachers and even our Doctor to help me figure out what I'm doing wrong. Although they all kept telling me I'm doing right, I never get that total feeling. 
I have always believed in God, I have always had my struggles with my faith. I admit I have strayed away from the Church in the recent years. No real excuse, just the typical time and busy schedules. I had told myself that I needed to reconnect and give myself to him. My family and I had started going to a new Church in which we have grown to love. I have made him a priority and am not going to stray this time around. With this connection I had hoped to seek some insight from the word of God and the Church.
I recently found a post from a fellow Mommy blogger in a group of SoCal Lady Bloggers on Facebook. I was introduced to a book. It was not just any book, but a book for a busy mom who longs to be closer to the Lord. That was so me!! I knew that I would fall in love with the book. And I sure did. The book, Breathe 31 Moments with God {For Moms} is a 10 minute devotional book for Moms who need to breathe life back into your relationship with God. 
As I read through the Daily Devotions, I kept saying, "That's me" or "Oh my goodness..this is sooo what I needed." It had the words behind the devotion that I was longing for. The prayer helped me feel closer to God as I prayed.  The reflection questions at the end of each day put my personal challenges and struggles into perspective. I love the prayers at the end of each day as well as the reflection questions. If you're like me and need that extra moments with God, you can purchase Breathe: 31 Moments with God {for Moms} as a softcover devotional, which has a built-in journal, on sale at Amazon for $8.99 through Amazon here. It is also available for Kindle users: “Breathe: 31 Moments with God {for Moms}” is available on @AmazonKindle for only $4.99 today! 
What do you do to feel closer to God??
Please leave me a comment below. Also, let me know if you have read this book or are planning to read it.