Knott’s Boysenberry 2017 Festival

It’s a Berry Good Time!

You know it is springtime when the annual Boysenberry Festival begins at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. This festival runs from April 1 – April 23 in 2017 and is bigger than ever this year. Food – Entertainment – Activities – Shopping…there is something for everyone. It’s a “berry” good time! The boysenberry […]

Top 5 Reasons Why I Shop on Etsy

Arts & Crafts delivered right to your door!

Have you discovered Etsy? It’s been around since 2005 and has over 45 million items for sale. I enjoy shopping on Etsy because it’s like visiting the world’s largest arts and crafts boutique from wherever you have an internet connection. Here are the top 5 reasons why I like to shop on Etsy: Unique and […]

Itty Bittys vs. Tsum Tsums

Checking out the latest plush toy craze

There’s a mini plush phenomenon that has taken over the United States in the last couple of years. At Hallmark stores, there is a line of adorable plush toys known as “itty bittys” that were first introduced in 2013. The itty bittys include favorite Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and other licensed brands. Meanwhile, over at […]

A Shopper’s Paradise in Old Town San Diego

Locally and Family Owned Shops in Old Town

When you visit San Diego’s Old Town, it is like stepping back in time to the early 1800s. A simpler time when Californios were settling small towns, also known as pueblos, and shaping California’s future. From the historic buildings and open central plaza to the charming shops and tasty restaurants, there is something for everyone. […]

Are You Ready for Shark Week?

Round-up of 5 Favorite Shark Tank Products

Are you ready for Shark Week? It’s an annual tradition on the Discovery Channel and features everything you could imagine related to sharks. In 2016, Shark Week began on Sunday, June 26 so if you haven’t yet, be sure to set your DVRs or TIVOs! This week features shows, videos, and documentaries all about sharks. […]

How to Bring Home Customized Souvenirs from Downtown Disney

Build-A-Bear Workshop & Ridemakerz in Anaheim, California

A visit to the “Happiest Place on Earth” in Anaheim, California would not be complete without buying some souvenirs. The Disneyland Resort has many shopping locations, both inside the theme parks and at the Downtown Disney District. Two shops at Downtown Disney – Build-A-Bear Workshop and Ridemakerz – offer customized souvenirs and here’s how you […]

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 […]

Have You Been to North Park Lately?

You may have heard the phrase “Shop Local” – especially as we start to think about holiday shopping. The “Shop Local” movement is sweeping across America and there are many shops and restaurants in large cities and small towns who are opening their doors and welcoming us check it out. San Diego has embraced this […]