California Candy Canes

Logan’s Candies – Ontario, California

Did you know there is a place in Ontario, California where you can find handmade candy canes and assorted candies year-round? I first learned about this place from a post on social media by Charles Phoenix a few years ago. The larger-than-life candy cane was what initially caught my eye. Then I saw the name […]

Celebrating the Holidays – San Diego Style!

Santa, Skating & More

When it’s record-breaking heat in San Diego and Southern California for Thanksgiving, getting into the winter holiday spirit can be a challenge for even the merriest of elves. Whether you are looking for festive ways to meet Santa or places to go ice skating by the sea, here are some ideas for Celebrating the Holidays […]

How to Share the Santa Spirit

Christmas Traditions for Families with Little Ones

Christmas is a special time and has many traditions that tend to be passed down from generation to generation. The anticipation and preparation for Christmas are part of the fun with the festivities and customs related to this holiday season. When two families combine, the couple often takes some, or all, of their respective traditions […]

Screamin’ on Christmas at DCA

We spent Christmas Day at a very crowded “Happiest Place on Earth”. When we arrived around lunchtime, Disneyland was not allowing any new guests so we headed over to Disney California Adventure (DCA) for the afternoon. We explored Viva Navidad, Cars Land, and rode California Screamin’. Our mascot friends (Holiday itty bittys from Hallmark) joined us […]

How to Have a “Berry” Good Time Shopping for Christmas

Christmas is around the corner. Do you have your shopping finished? If you’re still looking for some unique gifts, and happen to be in the neighborhood of Knott’s Berry Farm, then you’re in luck because there’s still time to bring home some hand-made treasures. Nestled inside Knott’s Berry Farm each year is a Christmas Crafts […]

Coffee + Pinterest = Gift Ideas

Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Are you looking for some last minute ideas for the coffee connoisseur in your life? With the help of a quick search on Pinterest and a visit to Starbucks, you’ll be able to check a few gifts off your list. Pinterest is a great place to collect and organize […]

Nearly 365 Days of Christmas

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la ‘Tis the season to be jolly Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la” December is officially here! Have you decorated your home yet for the holidays? I know some people have a tradition to wait and put the tree up on Christmas Eve, but in our family we like to decorate […]

Christmas in July

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go;” Well, it may not be looking a lot like Christmas yet (or ever for those of us in southern California), but it is July and the spirit of “Christmas in July” is in full swing. Have you ever wondered about the origin of Christmas […]