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Coaster Holiday Express, Ride the Train with Santa 2016



Families can take a ride on a magical holiday train with Santa, Mrs. Claus and friends on Saturday, December 10. North County Transit District’s Coaster Holiday Express is a specially decorated train ride that features photo opportunities with Santa and classic carol singing for children of all ages. Each 65-minute Holiday COASTER Express ride travels non-stop and roundtrip from Oceanside to Solana Beach. The ride is recommended for families with children between the ages of 3 and 10. Be sure to bring your camera for tons of photo opportunities throughout the train ride.

orion and santa

Last year we had so much fun taking our son on the Coaster Holiday Express, see picture above. It is only $10 per person this year with departure times of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. from the Oceanside transit center. Please note tickets are NOT available day of and it will SELL OUT AND FAST! Tickets may be purchased on Thursday, November 3rd in person at a transit center or online here.

Saturday, December 10

Trains departing from Oceanside Transit Center at 10am, 12pm & 2pm

Visit with Santa Claus, his merry elves and the beautiful ice queen & snow princess while singing along with carolers

On-sale date: Thursday, November 3

Tickets: $10 per person (limit 10/person)

Purchase tickets online (link available at 8am on 11/3/16) or at the Oceanside Transit Center (205 S. Tremont St, Oceanside), open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

To purchase tickets after November 3 (up to 10 may be purchased at a time) please click here.


* Passengers must present a ticket to board the COASTER Holiday Express

* Every person must have a ticket (including children of all ages)

* The Holiday Express is recommended for families with children between the ages of 3 & 10

* Do not bring food, beverages, strollers, or bicycles on board the train.  Water & small snacks okay.

* Total trip time is approximately 65 minutes

* The trains depart ON TIME.  As this event is usually sold out, we will not be able to accommodate late arrivals.  Plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before your departure to find parking.

* The Holiday Express will operate rain or shine.



Soothe In-Home Massage delivered to you – $30 off!



Soothe Massage is an on demand massage company that comes straight to you. Anytime from 8 A.M. to midnight you may request a five-star massage therapist to come to your house. There are four different types of massage including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, and Pre-Natal massage. There is also couples massage, that’s right, they will send two therapists to your home so you and your partner can enjoy a massage together.

This Mother’s Day give the gift of health and wellness to your mother, or ask your kids and husband to buy it for you! Soothe massage prices are amazing only $99 for a 60-minute massage, $139 for a 90-minute massage, and $169 for a 120-minute massage. The pricing is simple, and tip is included. Book now and receive $30 off your first massage with Soothe, making the price only $69 for a 60-minute, $109 for a 90-minute, or $139 for a 120-minute massage!

I was fortunate enough to have a little pre-Mother’s Day pampering yesterday with a 90-minute massage in my living room, My therapist Muriel was delightful, and very skilled. She brought everything with her, massage table, sheets & pillows, aroma therapy, and music. It was one of the best massages I’ve ever had, and what I absolutely adored was that when the 90-minutes were up I didn’t have to drive home, I was home! I poured myself a glass of wine, moved myself to the couch and relaxed for the rest of the night.

Soothe is now available in 27 cities with over 4000 licensed massage therapists, Soothe currently serves: Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, London, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark/Northern New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, Phoenix, San Diego, San Jose, Scottsdale, Seattle, Vancouver (British Columbia), and Washington D.C.  Both Las Vegas and Orlando will be happy to serve customers as of May 5th, 2016!

For more information or to book your first, or second, or third Soothe Massage visit their website here.


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Angry Birds Movie Giveaway, 5 sets of 4 tickets


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The ANGRY BIRDS Movie is coming to theaters on May 20, 2016, my son has been waiting for this for wha seems like years! In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry.

The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the MillersHorrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This Is the EndEastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

We are happy to announce we are giving away five family 4-pack of tickets to a SPECIAL PREVIEW on Saturday May 14th at AMC movie theaters in Mission Valley, CA. The move screening is at 10:00 A.M. and it is encouraged to show up early. The winners of my giveaway will also get front of the line passes to get good seats inside.
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In conjunction with the Angry Birds Movies I am also hosting a giveaway for a $100 SpaFinder Gift Card for Mother’s Day. The winner will be chosen this Thursday before Mother’s Day. To enter the giveaway for a SpaFiner Giveaway see below, good luck!
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Mother’s Day Giveaway ($2,000 value)



We are so happy to share with you our Mother’s Day Giveaway with a retail value over $2,000! There are so amazing products we are giving away including:

bandana nursing cover





Beloforte is a new workout line that is all the rage with celebrities right now.  We are in love with everything they make, below are the pants we are giving away, but to check out their full line of clothes check out their lookbook here.



The gorgeous rose gold bracelet below is made by Maria Shireen, not only is it beautiful but it has a purpose too! What mom doesn’t wear a hair tie around her wrist from time to time? Let’s be honest well have all done it. Problem with doing that is it is a bit of an eyesore and leaves a dent in your wrist. Maria’s husband decided to make her a bracelet so she could bring fashion to her hair tie, and the bittersweet line was born. The bracelets come in gold, rose gold, and silver and come in different sizes for different size wrists. I have one and wear it all the time, another thing I love is all you have to do is change the hair tie color and it can match any outfit you have instantly. To see the full line of what Bittersweet has to offer check out their website here.


To enter our Mother’s Day Giveaway visit and ‘Like’ our Facebook page and enter to win here.

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12 Nights of Holiday Wonderland @ Petco Park



Now in its second year the Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park will begin this Friday. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December before Christmas the fun-filled wonderland will light up the park and kids hearts. The joy across kids faces is seen every where you look at the Holiday Wonderland. The fun all begins on Friday, December 4th at 4:30 to 9 p.m.

Tickets for the Holiday Wonderland are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and children 3 and younger are free. To purchase tickets click here.  There is an option to add-on with experience enhancements, such has a $5 Polar Express train ride or getting a picture with Santa. Parking for the Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park is $10 and may be purchased in advance for your convenience.

*In an effort to keep crowds down, tickets are date specific. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly suggested, as tickets sales will be capped once each date has reached capacity.




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Hot Star Wars toys for Christmas


This year Star Wars toys are going to be the item every kid will want. There are a lot from Uncle Milton that just came out and we wanted to make sure to highlight them. The first is the The Force Trainer Holagram Experience.

star warsNow you can move holograms with just the power of your mind! Re-enact famous Jedi challenges as you advance through 10 different levels of Force Training. Develop your powers of concentration and see if you can reach the rank of Jedi Master.


  • Bluetooth headset that reads and interprets your brainwaves
  • Holograms featuring different Jedi Challenges from the Star Wars galaxy
  • 10 levels of Jedi Training
  • Music, sound effects, and personal instruction from Master Yoda
  • The Force™ Trainer II App with Episode 7 Update
  • Science learning poster included
  • Ages 8 and up

Tablet required for product use (not included). Works with most popular tablet devices including iPAD (iPad 2 – 2011 and newer) and Android devices (Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 recommended).

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This is no Jedi Mind Trick! Test your knowledge against the all-knowing Jedi Holocron™. Think of any Star Wars being, location, or technology. Answer its questions and be amazed as it guesses what you’re thinking in 20 questions or you win. Can you outsmart the Holocron?


  • The Algorithm inside, with artificial intelligence, guesses what you’re thinking in 20 questions or you win!
  • Includes Star Wars information from Episodes 1-6 and TV shows
  • Lights-up for display
  • Science learning poster included
  • Ages 6 and up

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Magically suspend and move objects in mid-air using an invisible, electrostatic force! Master the amazing force like a Jedi as you Force Push deflector targets using the Jedi Training Rod and Force Pull them using the energy from your hands!


  • Jedi Training Rod with real static electricity generator
  • Force Push and Force Pull deflectors in mid-air
  • Train with different shaped Force deflectors
  • 8 Force deflectors inside
  • Science learning poster included
  • Ages 6 and up

New from Roxo is a full line of Star Wars Night Lights, tap once and it lights up, tap twice it changes color, the third tap it will talk to you! These lights are great for children of any age and are very reasonably priced at $24.95, you can collect all 6! There is Darth Vadar, Yoda, R2-D2, Boba Fett, Chebacca and a Storm Trooper.

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