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VTech InnoTab Max: The Learning Toy That Grows with Your Kids

InnoTab Max by VTech

This post is part of a sponsored campaign. When it comes to choosing the perfect toy for your child, VTech is the leading expert at packaging fun with learning. With the InnoTab® MAX, your children will get years of learning fun through their fastest tablet yet. On top of an adaptable design that features a tough, kid-friendly cover, the InnoTab® MAX has a 7” multi-touch screen with high-resolution display, and ... Read More »

Friendsgiving Netflix Streaming Picks + Recipe

Friendsgiving dinner with legos

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and for most of us, that means time spent with family, possibly traveling, and therefore lots of intense time spent with family, which may or may not be a bad thing, but let’s at least stipulate that it will be an INTENSE thing. But Friendsgiving is a whole new way to celebrate the season, by spending it with people you may like more ... Read More »

Be Water Wise, California

Be Water Wise

California’s in a major drought, and you may have heard about it. But a lot of people are still not really getting just how serious it is. Be Water Wise is the campaign launched by the Metropolitan Water District to bring awareness about the drought to Californians, and Southern Californians in particular. NOAA reported recently that this year’s Winter may be as mild as last year’s, meaning we won’t build ... Read More »

100 Days of Real Food Cookbook Review

100 Days of Real Food Cookbook Cover

Sarah was given a sample cookbook for review. All opinions about it are her own. This post contains affiliate links. The 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook is based on the very popular blog of the same name. Lisa Leake, the cookbook and blog author, decided her family’s eating needed to be overhauled after seeing Michael Pollan speak about our food supply on an episode of Oprah. Once she learned ... Read More »

Baby Care Centers at Disneyland & Disney California Adventure

Old Time-y Decorations

Did you know that both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure have Baby Care Centers, dedicated to giving families a place to care for their child in comfort and privacy? It’s true and they are amazing. I learned about the Baby Care Center just off Main Street in Disneyland 14 years ago, when I was visiting the park with my first baby, who was just a 1-year-old at the time (and ... Read More »

Interstellar: No Matter Where You Go, There You Are

INTERSTELLAR director Christopher Nolan

With apologies to 1984’s Buckaroo Bonzai, the new film Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, despite taking the audience on a journey many light years away from Earth, is really a story about the relationships between the characters. And even in a space suit and up against a green screen, McConaughey is a man. A handsome man, alright? Alright. Alright! During a recent ... Read More »

m0851 Santa Monica & Dara The Bow Girl

Dara the Bow Girl

High end leather goods have a home on Montana Ave, in Santa Monica, now that m0851 is open. This line of handbags and clothing hails from Montreal, but is right at home in Southern California, and we can thank Carole Yu for bringing it here. Known for her BaoStyle line of handbags made from vintage Kimonos, Yu brings a sense of elegance and style to all she does. And some ... Read More »

Zeusvision: Celebrate in a Big Way

Ellen_On_Zeusvision

There are times in life when something so amazing has happened you want to shout it from the rooftops. Life’s milestones can make you feel that way, right? A storybook wedding, the birth of a baby, a friend’s new job or a child’s graduation are all big events we could celebrate by shouting, but we’re more likely to post about it on Facebook. Which is fine, but it’s not really ... Read More »

Spaphile Best of 2014 VIP Box + Giveaway

Spaphile VIP Box closed Giveaway

Spaphile has a new VIP Best of 2014 Box – and we are doing a Giveaway for one lucky winner! This brand-new VIP Best-of Box is filled with the items Spaphile customers have loved and raved about for the past year – and now they can be yours. For a limited time, the box can be had for only $49.99, but come November 15th, it’ll go for $75. Get your shopping ... Read More »

Jelly Shots? Yes! From Ludlows Cocktail Co.

Ludlows Cocktail Co jello shots

Ludlows Cocktail Co. is on a Mission: to Reinvent the Jello Shot. So they have introduced their version, called the Jelly Shots, in 5 flavors: Planter’s Punch, Meyer Lemon Drop, Moscow Mule, Fresh Lime Margarita and an Old Fashioned. MomsLA got a chance to sample the shots recently and we are now big fans. Does it help that they are made with all natural ingredients, no preservatives, and no artificial ... Read More »

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