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a resource for families around the Cerritos, CA area, hopefully…

Glade home fragrance deal

Have I told you all about BzzAgent?  It’s  a social marketing company I joined and they send me samples of products to try, which I tell people about if I like them or don’t.  The latest product I am trying out is the Glade Expressions collection.  So far I’ve only been able to try the mister because the I haven’t been able to get my hands on the oil diffuser I want.  I must admit that I really like it.  The other day when I was cooking and our small house was filled with the smell of grease.  I was able to walk through each room and spray a little air freshener and voila!  Grease smell gone and fresh cotton breeze lingered.  But here’s the best part–right now, Target is giving away a free refill when you buy the starter kit.  Even better, you can go to their website and print a $1 off Glade air care item and stack it with the manufacture’s coupon (link below) making them free or $0.99!  You’ll be saving between $5-$10 to have your house smell all pretty.  Woohoo!

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“Knock knock!  ”

“Who’s there?”


“Orange who?”

“Orange you going to Orange County this weekend?”……….huh??!!  (was that really bad?)

Two great kid events are happening this weekend and they are both in the OC.  Luckily they are on different days so you can go to both!  On Saturday, Irvine is playing host to the Global Village Festival to celebrate it’s diversity.  How wonderful is that?  The event is taking place at Bill Barber Park from 10 am-6 pm.  There will be a Kids Village with a play area, crafts games and performances.  What a great way to learn about other cultures.

On Sunday is the OC Children’s Book Festival at Orange Coast College from 9:30 am-4:30 pm.  Many of you and your family’s favorite authors and illustrators will be there such as the author of Fancy Nancy, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, etc.  How awesome would it be to hear the author of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom read you the story he wrote?!   There will be lots of entertainment for children including Sid the Science Kid performing onstage.  On top of all this, there will be an Animal Stage, a Petting Zoo, and even free train rides.  Parking and admission are both free.

Hope you’ll be able to get out and enjoy one of these events.  Have a great weekend!

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Museum Day FREE

This Saturday is Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live!  What does this mean?  Free admission to a wide variety of participating museums!  The offer is valid for two people on September 29, 2012.  Enter your information and they will email a ticket to you.  One of the museums closest to the Cerritos area is the Heritage Museum and Kellogg house in Santa Ana.  My son had a chance to visit them on a school field trip and really enjoyed it.  A few other fun choices might be the Grammy museum at L.A. Live or the Autry museum.  What a great opportunity to visit a museum you may not have experienced yet.  Whatever you plans are, have fun!

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$1 Jamba Juice


Jamba Juice is running their Dollar Days happy hour again!  I generally prefer the adult happy hour but I guess this will do.  They are offering the 16 oz size for $1 but if that isn’t big enough for you, you can get the bigger sizes for $2 or $3.   It’s valid at the Cerritos location but to confirm other participating locations, click here.

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Book Bingo

Escape the heat and go play Book Bingo at the Artesia Library today.  The event starts at 2:00 p.m. and all children are welcome.  You might even get lucky and come home with some free books!

Artesia Library
18722 S. Clarkdale Ave.
Artesia, CA 90701
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Amazon Deal

Amazon is offering Summer Bridge Activities: Bridging Grades Second to Third for only $2.38 right now.  These books usually retail for around $10 even at Costco.  Now I’m ready for next summer.

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FREE App: Toca Store & Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs book

iPhone Screenshot 2 Toca Store is free again for a limited time.  Normally it is $1.99 and it is compatible with both the iPhone and the iPad.  We have many other apps designed by Toca Boca and they are hits with both of my kids.  Get it now while it’s FREE!

Also FREE right now is this interactive children’s book of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  It usually retails for $1.99 and is compatible with iPhone and iPod.  Honestly, I don’t know anything about it but I downloaded it because I love fairy tales AND it’s free so why not?!

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FREE App: Curious George at the Zoo

Curious George at the Zoo is a beautifully animated app perfect for young children.   They can help George take care of the animals at the zoo and learn about them in the process.  Children can watch videos of the animals as well.  This app is only compatible with the iPad and normally retails for $1.99.  Get it while it’s free!

FYI, many apps are free but come with in-app purchases.  If you do not want your child to accidentally buy these, you can disable in-app purchases. Go to Settings > General > Restrictions, then tap Enable Restrictions.  Turn off In-App Purchases.

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Family Night at Cerritos Library

It’s Family Night tonight at the Cerritos Library.  Tonight’s show features juggler David Cousins, who holds 5 world records in juggling.  Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Cerritos Library
Skyline Room
18025 Bloomfield Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
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Tall Ships Festival

The Toshiba Tall Ship Festival sails into Dana Point this weekend.  There will be a tall ship parade, maritime displays, ship tours, food, arts and crafts, live music and mock cannon battles.  Pirate Adventure Passes are $10 for adults and $8 for children (3-12) unless you’re a member of the Ocean Institute.  Passes include deck tours on all tall ships, activities aboard the brig Pilgrim and admission / activities inside the Ocean Education Center.  There are additional charges for some of the other activities such as the cannon battle.  Check the website for additional information…all the navigation pages are listed at the bottom of the home page.

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