It is that time of year again to stock up on wine at BevMo! We love the BevMo 5 cent sale, where else can you buy wine for 5 cents? The sale will run now until July 9th, remember that some wines will sell out during this sale so it is better to go sooner than later. Another great thing BevMo does for its customers is online ordering, order online and it will be ready to pick up within the hour.
Hurry and go to Eversave and sign up for an account! There is a new $10 free credit for new members and you can buy (with your free credit) a Melissa & Doug kickball and bubbles set! The other option is a HandTrux backhoe for a little boy also available for free with the new member credit. You may also receive a $20 credit to spend at Adorably.com for free. There is a fee for shipping but well worth it for the free toys. Click here for more information or to purchase this deal.
The Pretty as a Pin Up event at Fifty Barrels Winery was so much fun! So much so that we were sad to leave Fifty Barrels Winery, but I do know we will be back! The event was hosted by Busy Bee Blogger and Life, Beyond the Bandaids, and presented by Sensa Weight Loss. As we entered the winery we were given our choice of any glass of wine on the house. We chose the Fifty Reserve Cabernet, it was so exquisite we ended up purchasing a bottle. We also enjoyed pulled pork sandwiches with Cook n Shoupe BBQ sauces, not only is the bbq sauce delicious it is gluten-free!
The swag bag was filled with tons of products including a one-month supply of Sensa Weight Loss! Cari from Busy Bee Blogger started Sensa a couple months ago and has lost over 15 pounds, she looks amazing! I am starting Sensa today and will give updates about my progress throughout the month. We also received a full size bottle of lotion from The Body Bartender, and it smells heavenly. Good Earth was kind enough to include 3 of ‘Overflowing with Pure Pleasure’ tea to enjoy at home. I love events like these were I can meet other bloggers like Beverly from Flamingo Toes, she has the most adorable crafts. I also found a winery close to my house, now that could be a good or a bad thing only time will tell. Can’t wait to try out the tastings on Thursday nights at Fifty Barrels Winery, glasses are only $4! The wine I was drinking last night is usually $8 a glass so it really is an amazing deal for the tastings. Hope to see you at Fifty Barrels soon!
The weekend is almost here, just hang in there only one more day! The start of free weekend concerts have begun see the list below.
Friday, May 25
Concerts on the Promenade @ Prestcott Promenade in El Cajon - The Concerts on the Promenade (formerly Concerts on the Green) take place at Prescott Promenade, a small park in downtown El Cajon. Each Friday beginning at 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. from May through September. The free, weekly Summer music series features top entertainers, food, dancing and drawings. This week the band is Coyote Band Country, for more information click here.
Saturday, May 26
Savvy Soiree Mother Daughter Tea @ Encinitas Community Center – As part of the inspiration board for this event I will be there on Saturday, and hope to see some of you as well! This is the 2nd annual Mother/Daughter tea event by lifestyle and etiquette expert Elaine Swann. Every attendee will walk away with a goody-bag filled with fantastic divalisious gifts from awesome sponsors. For more information on this event click here.
Gaslamp Music & Art Festival – With 22 stages and over 30 bands playing this is something you don’t want to miss! This event will be held entirely within the venues of the Gaslamp on real stages. The bands will be performing live at varied times throughout the day. There is no cover charge if you arrive between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m., after 9 there will be a cover charge. For more information and the full line up of bands click here.
Concert Series @ Coronado Ferry Landing – Saturday and Sundays throughout the summer enjoy free concerts at the Coronado Ferry Landing beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday the Stillettos will play and on Sunday the Blue Frog band. For more information click here.
Crafts for Kids @ Lakeshore Learning – In honor of Memorial Day the craft this week is a Patriotic Wand! Children can show off their patriotic spirit with this Memorial Day with a star-spangled wand they will love to waive. For more information or to find a Lakeshore Learning center near you click here.
Sunday, May 27
Strawberry Festival @ Historic Downtown Vista - The Vista Strawberry Festival is the only festival in San Diego County that celebrates Strawberries! Vista was once the “Strawberry Capital of the World” come enjoy the celebration of the strawberry with over 200 vendors, athletic competition, pie eating, costumes, beauty, carnival rides, music, food, and much more together from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For a list of times and event locations click here.
Coronado Concerts in the Park @ Spreckles Park – Every Sunday at Spreckles park located at Orange Avenue, between Sixth and Seventh Streets at 6 p.m. enjoy free family concerts. This week the band is the Coronado Community Concert band, for more information click here.
Ethnic Food Fair @ Balboa Park - This free family event features food and entertainment from around the world. It is held at the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages. There is a small fee for food but well worth it, for more information click here.
Summer is coming! It is almost here and with it brings tons of free concerts! Last year we had a lot of fun going to the Carlsbad Jazz in the Park concerts. I love that you can pack snacks and wine to enjoy during the concert. The concerts are totally free not even a charge for parking. I would recommend getting there as early as you can because parking does become an issue. Remember that everyone wants to see the performers, so plan to bring LOW-BACKED chairs only. Shade structures are not allowed except along the back fences of the parks.
There is fun for the kids too! At the second concert in each park, Art At Jazz offers hands-on visual arts activities for younger TGIF Jazz audience members. All supplies are provided by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts, it is held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
There are three different parks the concerts are held at between the end of June and the end of August. The concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. See the full list below for locations, dates and shows. For more information click here.
Stagecoach Park will host the first three concerts at 3420 Camino de los Coches.
June 29: Mofo Party Band; July 6: Big Time Operator; July 13: Cafe R&B.
Poinsettia Park hosts the next three concerts at 6600 Hidden Valley Road.
July 20: Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Burns; July 27: B-Side Players; August 3: Madame Le Roux & Krewe plus Euphoria Brass Band.
Calavera Hills Park hosts the last three concerts at 2997 Glasgow Drive.
August 10: Sierra Leone’s Refugee; August 17: Ruby & The Red Hots; August 24: Johnny Polanco Orchestra.
Target has come out with a summer beauty bag filled with tons of products and amazing coupons. Go to Target’s Facebook page and ‘Like’ it, then sign up for a free beauty bag. Enjoy!
Hey Southern California Residents Disneyland has an amazing offer for you! This hot offer will be over soon! You must purchase the tickets by June 1st! Enjoy one of the year’s best ticket offers and get 2 days at Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park — or one day at each park — at a spectacular rate! The more days you play, the more magic you’ll experience!
Only Southern California residents can purchase a 2-Day 1-Park per Day Disneyland Resort ticket for just $99 and pick one park to visit each day. Enjoy the flexibility of visiting on 2 different days between now and June 9, 2012. These tickets can be purchased only until June 1, 2012.
Add a Day and See All That Is New With both all-new and classic attractions and entertainment, it can take several days to see everything at the Disneyland Resort. Now, for just $30 more, you can add a day when you upgrade to a 3-Day 1-Park per Day ticket. 1-Park per Day tickets can be upgraded to Park Hopper tickets for just $15 more. Go wild! This limited-time offer ends soon! For more information click here.
Avon has tons of items on sale at HUGE discounts!
My favorite mascara super shock is on sale for only $2.99 (reg.$9.00)
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I have finally set up an online store for people to purchase from. If your order is over $30 shipping will be free, if it is less than $30 I will deliver it for free to you! My online store can be found at http://socalsavvymom.avonrepresentative.com/ or you may e-mail me your order to nicole (at) socalsavvymom (dot) com. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have on products as well. My favorite foundation is Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage and it is amazing it feels like you have no make up on at all! The Ideal Cream-to-Powder Foundation is on sale for only $6.99 (reg. $10) check it out here. If you currently have an Avon representative these deals will still work you do NOT need to use my online store. Enjoy!
Green Flash concerts are held at Birch Aquarium at Scripps La Jolla. The concerts are held the third Wednesday of every month, the 2012 dates are May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19. Tickets are available for purchase online or at the door, there are options for all concerts or you may purchase them as you go. The general admission price is $27 in advance or $32 at the door, the season pass is $130.
It is a beautiful venue pairing live music with panoramic ocean views on Birch Aquarium’s stunning outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Concerts run from 6:45-9 p.m. Please note it is open to ages 21+ only.
Enjoy savory food and drink from French Gourmet and craft beers from Gordon Biersch Brewery (for purchase).
Please see below for the full line up for the 2012 Green Flash Concert Series:
Wednesday, May 16
Five-time San Diego Music Awards winner Eve Selis blends many styles of American music into a high-caliber musical cocktail.
Wednesday, June 20
with Damon Castillo Band
This South Carolina-based quartet led by brothers Bear and Bo Rinehart has a fervent following. The band is known for its impressive vocals, rhythmic swagger, sweeping sonics, and self-penned, hard-rock anthems.
Wednesday, July 18
Known for hits “Come On Get Higher” and “Faster,” singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson’s heartfelt lyrics and perfect blend of folk-rock style create the perfect soundtrack to a California summer evening.
Wednesday, August 15
Striking an organic blend between acoustic and electric roots, UK band The Dunwells’ music feels both exciting fresh and warmly familiar.
The Heartless Bastards
Texas-based band The Heartless Bastards’ eclectic, energetic and distinctive sound is marked by singer-songwriter Erika Wennerstrom’s remarkable voice, at turns primal and pleading, heartfelt and heroic.
Wednesday: Sept. 19
Playful singer-songwriter and San Diego legend Steve Poltz returns for a clever, creative and fun-filled evening. Always quirky and unpredictable.
Happy Mother’s day to the wonderful mama’s out there! Plum District is also giving us a little extra discount on some amazing deals. Use promo code MOMSDAY20 at checkout for an extra 20% off the already discounted price!