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 […]

Celebrating Day of the Dead in Old Town San Diego

Dia de los Muertos is an Annual Tradition

Are you familiar with Day of the Dead? Also known as Dia de los Muertos, this long-standing Mexican tradition is two-day celebration held on November 1st and 2nd each year. It is a time to remember and joyously celebrate the dearly departed in a lively, festive way. Families create special altars to honor and remember […]

Turn Patent Art into Gifts, Décor, and More!

Inspired by U.S. Patent Art

Are you looking for a unique gift idea or an interesting focal point for your home or office décor? Patent art – especially older patents – looks great as framed art, on a t-shirt, or on a tote bag! Inspired by art from United States issued patents, there are several sites on the internet that […]

Closer Look at the Pumpkins of Main Street

Disneyland Details for Halloween Time

Halloween Time is here at the Disneyland Resort! For the past several years, Disneyland has been the main feature of the Halloween décor. New this year (2017), Disney California Adventure is also decorated for Halloween Time. Seeing the Happiest Place on Earth all decked out for Halloween is a highlight for many visitors. One of […]

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 […]

The Story Behind Disneyland’s Halloween Tree

Celebrating Halloween – Across Space and Time

Autumn is officially here! Halloween decorations are beginning to grace homes and businesses alike. Although the weather may not feel like fall yet here in southern California – where it was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit this week – we are getting ready for Halloween. The Happiest Place on Earth decorates for the fall festivities of […]

How to Send Some Very Disney Valentines

Roundup of Disney DIY Valentine’s Crafts

What is it about a homemade Valentine card or treat that makes it feel more special? Exchanging Valentines, especially handmade ones, is a simple a way to show others that we are thinking of them in a thoughtful and caring way. It’s February and Valentine’s Day is nearly here. A quick internet search, particularly on […]

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

How to Celebrate the Lunar New Year in San Diego

Gung Hay Fat Choy!  Happy Lunar New Year!  The Year of the Monkey (4714) officially begins Monday, February 8, 2016. There are several places in San Diego where you too can celebrate the Chinese New Year – some of them start this weekend so let’s take a look at this year’s offerings: Lunar New Year Festival at […]

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 […]