Legoland new Death Star now open

By Nicole Hughes

Death Star

Now open at Legoland California in the Star Wars Miniland is the Death Star! The Death Star is 8-fee wide, over 13-fee high and weights more than 1,900 pounds! We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at a media preview earlier this week and we loved it! My son loves anything lego and Star Wars so it was pretty much a win win for us. The cool death star has a super laser which lights up with green lights when zeros in on its target. It is made out of 500,000 lego bricks and includes the trench run scene where Luke Skywalker maneuvers through with his X-wing fighter, see below.


It is adjacent to the Lego Death Star, you can use your imagination to construct your very own Lego starships at building stations while X-Wings, TIE Fighters and Y-Wings circle overhead. My son loved building his own ship out of all of the fun Lego pieces surrounding the famous trench, were Luke Skywalker raced through the combat zone to destroy the Death Star. The Lego Star War Miniland Death Star is designed from the Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. It includes six animated Turbo Laser Turrets and Lego starship models built out of more than 20,000 Lego bricks.

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New Lego models have been added to each of the seven scenes including an underwater scene featuring an Opee sea killer on Naboo and a Jawa sandcrawler on Tattooine. At Legoland Star Wars Miniland you can enjoy 12 Lego models, each standing 3-feet-tall, of favorite Star Wars™ characters including Yoda, Wicket, Anakin and Princess Leia. A life-size LEGO Darth Maul honors the release of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.

This weekend is Lego Star Wars days at Legoland California, travel to a galaxy far, far away with the Lego Star Wars Miniland model display area. You’ll experience model displays of scenes from the six live-action Star Warsmovies and one from the animated series, Star WarsThe Clone Wars, plus interactive features and life-size Lego models.

lego r 2 d 2To purchase tickets to Legoland, or for more information on Lego Star Wars Miniland click here.


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Easter Giveaway fun face paints for kids

By Nicole Hughes


Hip, hop, hippy hop, the Easter bunny is coming to town! We all celebrate Easter with the ones we love, including those little ones who can’t wait to see what the Easter Bunny has left them. This year instead of just candy, think about putting fun items in their basket that they will enjoy. We are offering two face paining kits from as a special Easter giveaway. A little about, they been in business for almost 30 years and their products are for professionals and beginners alike. They make it very easy with free face paint designs, downloadable instructions and video tutorials so our kids will look amazing! offers free shipping in the US, and same day shipping guarantee, that is great customer service.

The website is very easy to use and has so many categories you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for. There are painting supplies for every occasion, some of the most popular occasions are Carnival Face PaintBirthday Face Painting KitsFace Paint Party SuppliesCheerleading Face PaintHalloween Face Painting and Holiday Face Painting.

A little about the products we are giving away: Snazaroo Face Painting Kits combine fabulous easy to follow instruction books and Snazaroo face paint to create all sorts of exciting designs. All Snazaroo face paint instruction books include general face painting tips and techniques on face painting along with many exciting full-face designs.

Snazaroo Face Paints are hypoallergenic and the world’s safest face paints, meeting US FDA, Canadian, and European standards for cosmetic safety and the only face paint with a Child Toy Safety Rating. Snazaroo paint is non-toxic and easy to use face paint that is water-based, fragrance-free and wash off easily.

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Carlsbad EGGstravaganza Spring Festival 2015

By Nicole Hughes

Carlsbad @ Poinsettia Park –  Saturday, April 4th, the annual EGGStravaganza Spring Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Poinsettia Park.  Please note this is not a free event, the cost is $6 for the Activity card.  Which allows you to participate in what is called the “Egg Scramble,” plus tons of fun things for the kids to do in the Fun Zone with bounce houses, a giant slide, obstacle courses and  a chance to “soak the bunny.”  The kids will collect eggs in the ongoing “Egg Scramble” activity between 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Children race to collect assorted eggs on the baseball fields.  This activity sends groups of approximately 20 children of similar age into the out field to collect as many eggs as they can.

There will also be sampling from the Parks & Recreation Summer Camps program. Instructors will be on site to perform demonstrations and answer questions about their programs.

Activity card must be purchased for $6 to participate in “egg scramble,” crafts, fun zone or bunny balloon soak.Unlimited fun zone wristbands are also available for $6.

  • Food, beverages, and merchandise will be available for an additional cost.Saturday, April 4, 201510:00 AM – 1:00 PMPoinsettia Community Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Rd, Carlsbad, CA, 92011

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Easter Egg Hunt at Bates Nut Farm

By Nicole Hughes

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Easter is only a month away! The Easter bunny will be hoping all around before we know it, and we wanted to share the best Easter Egg Hunts for you! In the coming weeks we will have the full list of every Easter Egg hunt for children all around the county, but first we wanted to start with our favorite at Bates Nut Farm.

On Saturday, March 28th Bates Nut Farm will have Easter fun for the whole family! Crafts, games, farm animals, raffles and more! The day starts at 9:30, and the Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10:30. Pony rides will be available for a small charge from 9:30 – 12:00. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures throughout the day.

This event was started in 2010 by Elizabeth Usher and her family as a gift to our community. You can show your support for the Valley Center Community Easter Egg Hunt by donating your time or making a contribution at For more information about how you can be part of this special day, contact Elizabeth Usher. For more information you may call at 1-800-642-0348, Fax to 1-760-749-9499, or Email to Bates Nut farm is located at 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA 92082. Visit the website here.



Unlimited fitness classes in San Diego $1 for the first month!

By Nicole Hughes

fitmobThe newest and hottest workout that is brand new to San Diego is fitmob, which offers challenging and FUN workouts in your neighborhood!  The awesome workouts range from strength training, Pilates, dance/yoga, and cardio, there really is something for everyone.  Because every workout is different, you are using different muscles with each workout.  Why is fitmob so different?  Instead of going to one gym or studio you are offered a wide range of studios to choose from. Today I tried out Baja Body Athletic Club in Oceanside (pictured below), it was my first time visiting and I loved it. It was HARD but it was also an amazing workout. The studio offers a variety of classes from Beach Fit which includes cardio, strength, and core exercises to Anti-Gravity which focuses on increasing range of motion, flexibility, core strength, and relaxation. I am looking forward to going back next week, if you would like to try Baja Body in Oceanside, the first class is free and you will not regret it.

For only $79 per month, fitmob Passport members have unlimited access to the best studios, personal trainers and boutique gyms in San Diego.  There are options for your most loved classes at favorites like Xtend Barre, Baja Body, Club Pilates, Bird Rock Yoga, Pop Physique, and SPARKCYCLE. Passport members will also be able to work out at local gyms, including all amenities without needing a membership. Unlimited classes at the studios you love, a few gyms do have a max of 4 classes per month, but most studios do not have a limit at all. Right now and only for a limited time fitmob is offering an incredible launch offer of only $1 for the first monthClaim your first month of fitmob for $1 here.

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fitmob is redefining the gym in the digital age delivering unique group workouts with top trainers, gyms, and studios in your neighborhood. fitmob is founded by Paul Twohey, previously co-founder of Ness Computing & early engineer at Palantir, and Raj Kapoor, previously co-founder/CEO of Snapfish, MD at Mayfield Fund and Lyft’s first VC investor. fitmob’s mission is to empower an active, global community through wellness. The company is based in San Francisco and is finally in San Diego! The full list of current studios are below.

Aire Urban Fitness Gemini Fit Pop Physique San Diego Studio Barre – Mission Hills
Baja Body getKellyfit Pure Motion Fitness Studio Flo Pilates
Bam Bam Culture I am Beautiful Boot Camp Ride On Indoor Cycling The Little Yoga Studio
Barre 59 Jazzercise – College Area RJC Athletics The San Diego Boot Camp
Bird Rock Yoga Jazzercise – Mira Mesa RossFit Bootcamp Tri Power Yoga
Breakaway Jazzercise Pacific Beach Soledad Club San Diego Burn Fitness Wired Fitness
Califit Coaching Services Jazzercise Santee San Diego Core Fitness Xplicit Fitness
Club Pilates – La Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Morena Blvd, Bankers Hill, Del Mar Kettlebell X-Training San Diego Premier Training Xtend Barre – By The Sea
Club Pilates – San Diego, Pacific Beach Kettleflex Fitness Shift Fitness Xtend Barre – Camino Del Sur
Club Pilates – San Marcos, Encinitas, Carlsbad La Jolla Wellness Studio San Diego Premier Training Xtend Barre – Scripps Poway
CrossFit TOV La Mesa Fit Body Boot Camp Shift Fitness Yoga Del Mar
Eight Elements West NXPT Studio Barre – Bird Rock Yoga with Shawna
Fathom Crossfit Point Loma Sports Club Studio Barre – Carmel Valley

Rainy day schedule – go see McFarland USA

By Nicole Hughes

What is this wet stuff coming down from the sky? It can’t be rain, we live in Southern California! As we all know in SoCal we are in desperate need of rain, and this is the BIGGEST storm of 2015! While the rest of the country would laugh at our weatherman in describing this storm, we are wimps when it comes to weather. Since we will all be on a rainy day schedule this weekend I thought I would remind everyone of Disney’s newest movie McFarland USA. The movie received 5 stars and is perfect for most children as it is rated PG.


The movie is base on the 1987 true story, that follows runners from McFarland, California a farm town located in Central California. The story is about a newcomer to the mostly Latino high school a coach named Jim White (Kevin Costner), he soon realizes the exceptional running ability the boys have. Between the family relationships and the relationships between the boys and coach something magical begins to happen. The cross-country team overcomes odds and goes all the way to the championship.

Disney’s “McFarland, USA” stars Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor, Martha Higareda, Michael Aguero, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, Rafael Martinez, Johnny Ortiz, Carlos Pratts, Ramiro Rodriguez, Danny Mora, Valente Rodriguez, Vanessa Martinez, Chris Ellis and Diana Maria Riva, and is directed by Niki Caro with screenplay by Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois and Grant Thompson, and story by Cleveland & Gilois. Gordon Gray and Mark Ciardi are producing, with Mario Iscovich and Mary Martin serving as executive producers. “McFarland, USA” and was first released February 20, 2015.


Whether you are going to the movies with your children or just your spouse McFarland USA is a perfect match to get out of this rainy weather!

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Carlsbad Flower Fields opening day

By Nicole Hughes

Finally it is that time of year for the hills above the premium outlet mall to be full the beautiful 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus.  Anyone who has grown up in Carlsbad as I have knows the season and love when it finally arrives.  It is the most amazing place to take pictures, and with the small price for entry it is worth every penny. The official opening day for The Flower Fields in Carlsbad is this Sunday, March 1st.

Flower Fields Carlsbad

The above picture is from a few years ago my son, niece and some friends children on the wagon ride, which is an additional charge but it is very worth it, the kids loved it. There are more fun things for kids to enjoy like the Sweet Pea Maze, which my mother-in-law and I got lost in but my son found his way out within a minute.  Don’t miss out on the fun Kids Day on March 29th, 2015. The Kid’s Day at The Flower Fields is a day full of fun activities for kids, including arts and crafts, face painting and Ronald McDonald! There also is a Sweet Pea Maze, Santa’s Playground and live music. Don’t miss this great day full of fun for kids! More information on kids day may be found by clicking here.

SeaWorld Preschool Pass going fast!

By Nicole Hughes

The SeaWorld preschool pass is a free pass for children 3-5 to experience SeaWorld for free.  Please note this offer is available only for a short while longer! You must sign up by March 16th and use the pass before March 27th, 2015.  Full details may be found below:

Sea World San Diego is again offering a Preschool pass free for children for 2015.  Children ages 3 to 5 may enjoy BIG adventures at the loved theme park Sea World San Diego all year-long!!!  This offer is specifically for preschool children to take a field trip to Sea World for FREE.  Hurry and sign up now registration ends March 16, 2015, there is unlimited admission!  For more information click here.

Preschool pass does not include free parking, discounts on food, merchandise or guest admission tickets. First visit must be before March 27, 2015 Offer valid for San Diego County residents only. To receive the 2015 FREE SeaWorld Preschool Pass, completed registration, and valid form of identification must be presented at the SeaWorld ticket windows. Valid identification is a copy of a certified birth certificate or travel passport. Please note: school ID’s or children security ID’s will not be accepted.*

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The 2015 SeaWorld San Diego PreSchool Pass includes:

Admission to SeaWorld San Diego until Dec. 31, 2015

Additional Information:

    • Not valid for admission on May 24; July 3 & 4; Sept. 6, 2015.
    • PreSchool Pass does not include free parking or discounts on food, merchandise or guest admission tickets.

PreSchool Pass is non-transferable and non-refundable.

Step 1: Please review our Terms of Service

Step 2: Print this 2015 PreSchool Pass e-voucher

Step 3:Take e-voucher, along with a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate or travel passport, directly to any SeaWorld ticket window to redeem for one child’s 2015 Fun Card. A certified copy of your child’s birth certificate or travel passport are required for verification of age & PreSchool Pass redemption – no exceptions.

Step 4: First visit and redemption must occur by March 27, 2015.Sea World

The new Frozen movie, see the trailer here! #FrozenFever

By Nicole Hughes

Frozen was the biggest animated film of all time, yes all time! Since Frozen was such a huge hit for Disney they have made another movie and finally Frozen’s short Frozen Fever is finished!  The short can be seen exclusively in theaters with Disney’s new live-action CINDERELLA, starring Lily James and Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett, on March 13th. We are attending a media screening of Disney’s Cinderella tomorrow night, can’t wait to tell you how it is!  The trailer of Frozen Fever may be found on youtube here.

A few details about the movie: In “Frozen Fever,” it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.

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Don’t forget Cinderella is in theaters March 13th, and it is also the only way to see the new Frozen movie Frozen Fever.


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Legoland Waterpark opens soon…must see tips!

By Nicole Hughes

It is that time of year again, finally…. Legoland Water Park will be open in a few weeks!  While I know most of the country is still going through extreme weather as it is still “winter” Southern California has experienced a warm winter.  Last week it was in the 80’s and we were at the beach a few days in a row. My son asked if we could go to Legoland Water Park but I had to explain sorry, it isn’t open yet, the opening date is on March 7th, 2015.

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Last year was the opening of the Lego Chima Water Park which is a brand new three-acre addition to the watermark.  The most exciting part of the new park is Lion Temple Wave Pool, which has depths from 0 to 5 feet and covers over 13,000 square feet.  To enter the wave pool you pass through a 18-foot high Lion Temple Arch build from over 260,000 LEGO bricks.  As a parent it is the only place in the park to be fully submersed in the water.  There is no other pool as deep as the wave pool.  I am a not very tall, I say I’m 5’3 but I’m probably closer to 5’1, but don’t tell.  Because of this I am almost under the water towards the back of the pool. I recommend putting your child into a life jacket, as it is free and you and your child will have more fun.

Another great new feature at the Chima Waterpark is Speedorz Arena, children can race against each other on one of eight different tracks. The Golden Chi Lego model is made of over 18k lego bricks.  It is hard to pull my son away from this area it is his favorite, we now have tons of the speedorz at home because of this, touché legoland touché.

Pirate Reef may be accessed from legoland and the water park, the highlight of pirate reef is the buccaneer boat which goes down a steep drop. Be aware you will get wet on this ride, actually let me rephrase you will be drenched! As in your socks and underwear will be wet, if you come in from the park and not the water park make sure it is a hot day. It will take all day for your clothes to dry otherwise. There are signs now leading up to the ride to let you know you will be getting wet.  On both the inside and the outside of the water park there is a family sized dryer for $5, we have used it and I would recommend to dry of your family if needed.

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For more of our tips on Legoland and cabanas click here.  To visit Legoland Water Park click here.

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