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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Knott's Boysenberry Festival Tasting Card!



My favorite season at Knott's Berry Farm has arrived!
Knott's Boysenberry Festival is the most delicious, 
and I wait all year for this delicious event!

With over 70 boysenberry inspired dishes to try, where do you start??
Knott's has a great deal to help you try a few favorites...the tasting card!
For $25 you can sample 6 Boysenberry Festival specialties!


First on the list are the Boysenberry BBQ Short Ribs, served on a bed of rice. 
Covered in Boysenberry BBQ sauce, this dish was one of my husband's favorites!


Second is Knott's Spicy Boysenberry BBQ Wings!
These are tender and juicy with a little kick to them!
Make sure to have a little boysenberry punch on hand!


Third are the Fried Alligator Bites served with fries and boysenberry aioli dipping sauce.
These are my son's favorite! I'm not sure if it's the taste or the novelty of eating alligator, but he loves them!
To me, they taste kind of like chicken, and you can't go wrong with the fries or sauce either!


Fourth are the Boysenberry BBQ Meatballs, our family's universal favorite!
The boysenberry BBQ sauce pairs perfectly with these meatballs, and we could have eaten a dozen!


Fifth is the Boysenberry Panna Cotta, the perfect creamy treat to eat after all those savory dishes.
It is cool and refreshing, with a little dollop of boysenberry and granola on top, and we loved it!


Last, but not least, is my personal favorite!
The Boysenberry Flautas have me craving them day and night!
Fried dough with warm boysenberry filling inside and topped with powdered sugar!!
Oh my...this is heaven in every bite!


Be sure to stop by Knott's Berry Farm now through April 3rd 
for all of the boysenberry tastiness you can eat and plenty of entertainment!
Check out the Peanuts characters in Camp Snoopy during the day 
and Jammin' in the Dark, the nighttime dance party, when the sun goes down!

Get your tickets at knotts.com!
Hope to see you at Knott's Berry Farm!

Check out Knott's on social media for more fun updates!

Discovery Science Center: Dora and Diego, Let's Explore!



Discovery Science Center has a new adventure for your little ones!
Come explore with Dora and Diego in an interactive exhibit available until May 22, 2016!
This exhibit is included in the regular admission price.


Your explorer can pretend they're playing with all the characters 
from the popular hit shows, Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go!


This exhibit is hands on and full of opportunities to engage children's minds and bodies
as they climb and play and learn about animals in the jungle!


Children can even dress up like one of the creatures Diego loves to learn about!
I love the imagination and pretend play that this exhibit fosters in kids!


My daughter loved exploring with Dora and Diego!
I recommend taking children 2-8 to this exhibit.
It is a great addition to the Discovery Science Center this Spring!

Bubblefest is coming this weekend!
Hope to see you at the Cube!

Discovery Science Center
2500 N Main Street
Santa Ana CA 92705

General Admission:
Adults $17.95
Kids 3-14 $12.95

12 month Membership:
Single $60
Family $99

Monday, February 29, 2016

Giveaway: Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza 2016!



My favorite season of the year is Spring, 
and it's especially fun at the Irvine Park Railroad!
In one month, the Easter Bunny arrives at your house, 
but you can find him March 5th - 26th at the Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza!


 Along with coming to see the Easter Bunny, there are also lots of other things to do, 
like getting your face painted, hay rides, bounce houses, 
cookie decorating, carnival games and the Easter Egg Hunt!
You can bring your own basket or purchase one when you get there!


No matter how old my kids get, they always look forward to riding the train!
It is a tradition that they will always remember.


Hope to see you and your family at the Irvine Park Railroad!
Enter the GIVEAWAY below for FREE tickets!

Easter Eggstravaganza
March 5th - 26th
10AM - 4PM

Park Entrance Fee:
$3 on Weekdays
$5 on Weekends

Easter Egg Hunts begin at 10AM daily!
Pictures with the Easter Bunny only $10!

Please visit the Irvine Park Railroad website for complete Easter Eggstravaganza details!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bubble Gum Valentines!



Valentine's Day parties are upon us this week,
and as usual, I am getting mine done just in the nick of time!
My kids are totally into bubble gum right now,
so these bubble gum valentines are perfect for them!


They are super simple to make too if you've got a camera and photoshop!
First I took a side view of my daughter blowing.


Then I cropped it so her head was in the left half of the photo 
and there was space on the right.


I added a big pink circle for the bubble and put the message inside.


I am in LOVE with how they turned out!!
I think they're super cute, and I can't wait for her to give them to her friends!
They were fairly inexpensive too, with prints at Costco,
and mega packs of bubble gum I found on Amazon!
I attached the gum with double sided tape and they are ready to go!


My son is older, so we made his different without a photo.
Who knows what middle schoolers think is cool, but hopefully they'll like it!


You can download the file HERE and make your own bubble gum valentines!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

XO
Jaime

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Knott's for the Cure 2016!


It's that time of year again!
Knott's Berry Farm is teaming up with Susan G. Komen Orange County
to raise money for breast cancer awareness, services and research!
"Pink Tickets" are on sale now and limited edition T-shirts!

75% of the funds raised for Susan G. Komen are used
to provide local services throughout Orange County:

- Breast cancer detection and treatment education
-Information and support for breast cancer survivors and families
-Funding for free mammograms for uninsured and underserved women

25% of the funds raised for Susan G. Komen
support national research to discover the cure for breast cancer.


Two years ago I attended the kickoff to the very first Knott's for the Cure!
Little did I know that I would be diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer just a few weeks later.


 Last year I attended the second annual Knott's for the Cure
as a survivor and key speaker about my battle with breast cancer.


I truly came full circle from being there as a supporter, through cancer,
and back to stand and support with my fellow breast cancer survivors!

 Susan G. Komen was founded by one sister supporting another 
through her fight with breast cancer, 
and I was honored, humbled and blessed to be able to stand
 with my fellow breast cancer sisters 
to celebrate our victories and raise money to prevent 
and fight breast cancer for all the women in Orange County!


Come enjoy the park and support this important cause 
by purchasing your "Pink Tickets" now through April 1, 2016!
This special price of $40 is almost half off regular admission 
and a portion of the proceeds go to such a great cause.


All of us have been or will be affected by a loved one's battle with cancer.
I am so thankful for the chance I had to fight 
and the opportunity I have to be here with my family.

Get your "Pink Tickets" and fight with us today!
Follow Knott's Berry Farm on social media and share who you're fighting for with the hashtag #KnottsPink!

Knotts:

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