Moms Meet WOW Summit 2018 – Blogger Day Recap

Welcome to WOW Summit!
Welcome to WOW Summit!

Earlier this month, I attended my first ever Moms Meet’s WOW Summit Blogger Day. I decided to attend the summit for a number of reasons, including the location. The Summit was being held at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, California, which is about an hour away from us. I also found this event to be smaller than other mom blogger events, which I thought would be beneficial, and finally, I have been working with Moms Meet for about almost a year now, and I love working with them!

Moms Meet focuses on “better-for-you” products, which I am all about!

Arrival and Registration

I headed up to Orange County just as the event was starting, as I had to wait for my nanny’s shift to begin. Hubby would be in charge of the kiddos for the rest of the weekend while I spent the weekend away.

I got to the site just before 10 AM and headed straight to registration to pick up my badge.

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Who’s a blogger?

Speakers and Workshops

Despite my late arrival, I was able to attend the majority of the sessions that I was interested in. So many women were there to share their knowledge and experience with other women. That is community over competition!

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Mastering the Media Kit session from Saarah Samadani of beautymomme.com
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Balancing Romance and Motherhood Panel

In addition to the speakers, there were four different workshop sessions to attend. I loved that the conference repeated the same workshops twice so that you could attend two different workshops!

Food

There were several breaks during the day to eat and network. Table 5 Pizza hosted the Blogger Lunch and Alove yogurt and NestFresh eggs hosted the afternoon tea and coffee break.

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Table 5 Pizza Blogger Lunch
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Alove Yogurt and deviled eggs from NestFresh

Exhibit Hall

The daytime activities were rounded out with time to visit the exhibit hall. This is one of my favorite parts of these types of conferences because I love learning about new products and brands.

Many of the brands that I had previously worked with for MomsMeet were represented, like PlusCBD Oil and Malaysian Palm Oil.

I also learned about many other brands such as Sambucol, Wild Planet, Good Catch and Hippo Sak. One of my favorite products that I learned about though is OCHO Candy. OMG their chocolate bars are addictive!

 

I got to sample products, talk to brands, network and take products home with me!

Goodies and Gift Bag

Now, let’s talk about goodies! This first picture is just the goodies I got from walking the exhibit hall. Before leaving the conference, I also picked up my WOW Summit gift bag which was loaded with products as well.

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Seriously, these blogger conferences are the only places I go where I arrive with 3 bags and leave with 6 bags!

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Goodbye, WOW Summit!

 

WOW Summit Blogger Day was so educational both in terms of learning the blogger business and learning about new-to-me brands and products!

Next year’s Moms Meet WOW Summit will be held on September 27 and 28, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. For more information, visit MomsMeet.com

To read my previous Moms Meet reviews, visit:

 

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Celebrating Halloween with Twin Toddlers

Today, I am looking back at the twins’ second Halloween. Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, and as you know, I love creating new traditions with my family, involving them in activities and making memories together. This year, I planned out, sourced and created our family Halloween costumes, we painted and decorated pumpkins together, we went trick-or-treating at a local shopping center and spent Halloween day playing at Kid Ventures.

Continue reading for all the details on our Halloween 2018. Since I did not start this blog until after last Halloween, I also wanted to share with you a look back on the twins’ first Halloween.

Pumpkin Painting with Toddlers

Pumpkin carving is one of my favorite fall activities. I have made it an annual tradition in our home since I was a young adult. I’m sure there were years, here and there, where we missed pumpkin carving, especially when we were in graduate school or traveling, but it has been a consistent activity for years.

This year, we tweaked our pumpkin carving tradition so that we could enjoy it with the twins without worrying about the mess or the safety of trying to carve pumpkins while getting our twin toddlers involved.

Pumpkin Painting with Toddlers
Pumpkin Painting with Toddlers

Earlier in the month, we purchased four pumpkins during our visit to Bates Nut Farm. Unfortunately, one of the pumpkins developed mold, so it had to go before we got the chance to paint it. When it was time for our painting activity, we were left with only three pumpkins to decorate.

Painting Pumpkins for Halloween
Painting Pumpkins for Halloween

I purchased some last minute supplies from Target, including kid safe paint, paint brushes and googly eyes. The pumpkin decorating supplies were pretty slim picking since it was the weekend before Halloween.

I also had some leftover tablecloth from a previous party that we used to cover the kitchen floor and smocks from Ikea that are perfect for arts and crafts with the twins.

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Painting Pumpkins

We noticed that older brother was a little bit more adept and focused when it came to painting the pumpkins, but little brother had a lot of fun too!

Overall, I would say our pumpkin painting activity was a success and they even turned out pretty nice!

Finished Pumpkins
Finished Pumpkins

DIY Halloween Costumes

We decided to go as our own little zoo for Halloween this year. I purchased a lion and a giraffe costume from Carter’s for the boys and sourced my and hubby’s costumes from our closets and Goodwill.

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I found the perfect khaki dress for myself and a khaki dress shirt for hubby from Goodwill. They were $4.99 each. To complete our zookeeper uniforms, I found the logo for the San Diego Zoo online and then re-sized and printed them onto iron-on t-shirt transfers. Finally, all I had to do was figure out the placement for the transfers and iron them on. Super simple!

DIY Zookeeper Costume
DIY Zookeeper Costume

Then, we were able to finish our looks with items already in our closet. I added a brown belt and black flats, and hubby wore brown khaki pants and a hat. I think our costumes come out so great, especially considering the cost!

Trick or Treating at the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch

On the Sunday before Halloween, one of our local shopping centers held a trick-or-treating event for the kiddos and we decided to make that our Halloween activity for this year and skip trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

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Trick or Treating with Toddlers

This year, the boys were able to walk to the stores by themselves and carry their Halloween buckets by themselves. We led them to each store that was participating, but they could find the person giving out candy, pick a piece and put it in their bucket.

Lion costume from Carter's
Lion costume from Carter’s

They totally got the concept, but at 19 months old, they still don’t know what candy is.

We went to the majority of the stores that were participating before we got exhausted and took a break in Starbucks.

When we got home, the boys played with the candy for a little while before we took it away from them. Most of it wound up being shared with hubby’s co-workers the next day!

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I had so much fun trick-or-treating with the boys because I could tell they were having fun and got the concept of it all. Plus, they were so freaking adorable in their costumes!

Halloween Day at Kid Ventures

On the day before Halloween, I got an email that Kid Ventures was offering 50% off admission for those dressed in costume on Halloween Day. Since we needed something to do anyway, I decided to take the boys there for a few hours. Kid Ventures is one of the local indoor play gyms for younger kids, and I had never been before and wanted to check it out.

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Halloween at Kid Ventures

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Kid Ventures was also doing some activities throughout the day, but the boys were more interested in playing and running around.

Trick-or-treating – Halloween 2017

Last year’s Halloween was very different from this year’s mostly because the boys and I were still living at my parents’ house in Los Angeles, while hubby was living and working in San Diego and would come to visit us on the weekends.

My parents and I took the boys trick-or-treating on Halloween night at Del Amo Fashion Center, near their house in Torrance. They were only 8 months old at the time, so they had no idea of what was going on. When I look back, I cannot believe how little they were! We stopped by only a handful of stores, ate dinner and headed home with our little astronauts!

 

 

 

 

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Hope you enjoyed reading about our Halloween! I cannot wait to see how grown up they will be next year. Now on to planning for Halloween 2019!

Read about our visit to Bates Nut Farm here

Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch 2018

San Diego is having a hard time deciding if it wants to be fall or not, but since it is, we decided to get started on some seasonal activities this weekend before it is too late. Hubby was gone all week for a work conference, so it was nice to do a special activity as a family when he returned.

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We headed to Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center, California on Saturday for their pumpkin patch! Last year was actually the first time I had ever been to a pumpkin patch. When I was growing up, it was just not something that we did, but now that I have children of my own, we get to decide as a family what traditions we want to have. I hope we can continue our pumpkin patching tradition, as long as the twins will tolerate it!

Bates Nut Farm is located about 45 minutes from our home in North Coastal San Diego County. We arrived at the farm a little after 10 AM, and let me tell you, am I glad that we did not arrive later in the day! It was insanely busy already.

Unbeknownst to us, there was a lot more than the pumpkin patch going on this weekend. There was also a Safety Expo and a Crafts Fair happening. Additionally, there was live music later that afternoon. Needless to say, there was a lot going on at Bates Nut Farm!

Bates Nut Farm also has a bunch of activities, including hayrides, a straw maze, petting zoo and pony rides. There is also plenty of food and snacks available.

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Wagon Ride

We were honestly a little overwhelmed when we first got there and kind of wandered around to get the lay of the land. We saw some corrals with animals in them, so we headed over there since our sons LOVE animals. There were ducks, chicken, geese, pigs, cows, sheep, goats and, my personal favorite, alpacas!

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Alpaca

Then we swung into the General Store, where you can pick up candy, fudge and knickknacks.

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Bates Nut Farm General Store
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Bates Nut Farm General Store
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Wheelbarrows for collecting pumpkins

It was starting to get a bit drizzly so we headed over to the pumpkin patch to let the kids run around amongst the Big Mac pumpkins and take some photos.

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Exploring the Pumpkin Patch

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Then we picked out our pumpkins for this year before saying good bye to Bates Nut Farm.

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Now that we know what to expect from the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch, I think we will be much more prepared to spend a whole day there if we decide to return next year! We had a great time. We just weren’t expecting there to be so much to do!

There is still time to visit Bates Nut Farm’s Pumpkin Patch

It will be open until Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Hours: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5:30 PM
Weekends 8:30 AM to 6 PM
Fridays October 12 and 19th 3 PM to 8 PM

$5 Parking fee on October weekend

Check their calendar for a schedule of events, including Scarecrow Contest, Costume Contest and Parade, Dog Costume Contest and live music performances

 

7th Annual Celebrity Red Carpet Safety Event

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On Saturday, we attended the 7th annual Celebrity Red Carpet Safety Event, held on the Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, California. This fun, educational event is hosted by Ali Landry and Saarah Samadani (aka Beauty Momme) and aims to spread awareness on keeping our children safe, especially in the area of car seat safety.

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So much to do at the Red Carpet Safety Event

There was so much to do! There were car seat safety checks, an art and coloring station, flower crowns, car seat safety demonstrations from Diono, UPPAbaby, Nuna, Cybex and DOONA, a ton of high-end brands to learn more about, including Munchkin, OXOTot, Babyganics, ergobaby, Happy Family and so many more.

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Checking out products from Munchkin

Honestly, we spent the majority of the time playing! Step2 had a huge set up at the event with coasters, play houses, kitchens, workshops, a ball pit and push cars.

The boys loved the play kitchens and coasters. They could have stayed there all day long and had so much fun! There was also a bunch of water tables set up for play time, but we didn’t want to drive home with soaking wet twins!

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Having fun in the ball pit!
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Exploring one of Step2’s Kitchens
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Little brother getting his workshop in order
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Coaster!!!

As I mentioned before, this event occurs annually. Ticket prices depending on what level of ticket you purchase. We paid around $85 for our ticket, which included admission for the entire family, a gift bag and the Step2 Metro Modern Kitchen. Amazon is currently selling the same kitchen for $152, so the fact that our ticket price included the kitchen makes the ticket ridiculously worth the price.

Now, for the gift bag. It is seriously loaded with stuff! There is too much to list it all, but a few of my favorites are the Munchkin stainless steel 360 cup and the OXOTot roll up bib.

To be honest, this event was one of my favorite family events so far and we are definitley going to make every attempt to attend again next year!

 

 

Visiting the San Diego County Fair with Twins

This week, the boys and I visited the San Diego County Fair for the first time. This annual event is held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and is the largest county fair in the nation!

The fair has a different theme each year, and this year’s theme was “How Sweet It Is!” Such a fun, happy and colorful theme, which gave us plenty of opportunities for photos.

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I honestly think this has been our most ambitious outing to date, and I was quite nervous about how our day would turn out! Along with our double stroller, I made sure to pack hats, shoes, lunches (for them), sunscreen and water for the whole family. The boys wound up spending the majority of the time in the stroller, just taking things in. They did not really complain at all throughout the time we were at the fair.

We arrived just after the gates opened at 11 AM, and by the time we parked, walked over, got through the gate and lathered up with sunscreen, the first Pig Race of the day was about to go down!

Pig Races

I managed to get the boys out of the stroller and find us seats in the bleachers on my own. A twin momma’s gotta do what a twin momma’s gotta do! The race was hilarious because only one pig ran to the finish line!

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Livestock Viewing

My boys absolutely love animals and so do I, so we made a stop to some of the livestock viewing areas and saw goats, sheep, cows, chicken, turkeys, bunnies and more!

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Theme Exhibit

Because of the “How Sweet It is” theme, this year’s fair featured a candy-themed exhibition with the history of candy-making, a candy-themed performance, shopping opportunities and photo opps! It was so cute!

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I’m actually not a huge candy person (chocolate for me!) but I thought the whole set-up was ridiculously fun!

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Fair Food

After walking around for about an hour, it was time to settle in and find some food. I have visited the Texas State Fair a number of times, and the fair food is a big deal at that event every year. I was slightly disappointed with the lack of information on the fair food at the San Diego County Fair. I had no idea where to go, what was new this year or what was available except for what I could see from walking around.

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I really wanted a corn dog, so I stopped at the first stand that I saw that had them. Big mistake. I wound up with a corn dog the size of my forearm that cost $12. I was only able to finish about 1/3 of it and it wasn’t even tasty! Ugh!

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I was pretty annoyed by my fair food fail for the rest of the day because I did not have room to sample anything else. Boohoo!

Besides this unicorn leg, I did not see anything else that seemed “special,” in that all of the food was standard fair food. I did hear that there was a ramen burrito somewhere but I did not see it. I was hoping to see more interesting and strange food. Maybe I just missed it. Oh well.

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CA Grown Exhibit

The California Grown exhibit focuses on the important place agriculture has in California and San Diego. We found the exhibit to be informative and interesting for both the kids and I.

There were more animals to see, including chickens, cows and llamas.

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The boys got to play in a corn sandbox too! Only problem was that they kept trying to put the corn in their mouths!

Flower and Garden Show

The Flower and Garden Show was the last place we visited. They boys loved the model train set, which was also candy-themed.

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They also did not seem to mind that I wanted to check out the ribbon-winning flowers and displays.

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In total, we spent about three hours at the fair and did not come close to seeing everything, but that was okay. Rides and games are not the top priority for me when going to the fair, and since the boys are so young, those are things that we can save for when they get bigger.

As we were leaving, I had a difficult time finding our car, so we wound up wandering the parking lot for about 10 minutes before we were able to leave. Despite the couple of hiccups that we experienced, I had a really good time at the fair! Hopefully, we can make it back again next year.

Tips:

  • Prioritize what you want to see and do. The fair website has of good information on how to plan your visit.
  • There is a lot to see, so don’t expect to see everything in one visit, if you are like us and only plan to spend a few hours versus the entire day and night at the fair.
  • Remember what gate you entered through and where you parked. The parking lots don’t have section markers, so I suggest counting the number of rows back you are in and finding a landmark to remember where you parked.
  • Bring lots of sun protection! Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses. Also, unopened water bottles are permitted, and empty reusable bottles and sippy cups are permitted. I bought bottled water before we got to the fair and filled my bottle and sippy cups once we got through the security gate.
  • Bring wipes and hand sanitizer. You will come into contact with lots of germs, especially if you visit the livestock viewing areas. While there are hand washing stations around the fairgrounds, having wipes and hand sanitizer on me made me feel better, especially since the boys are still putting their hands in their mouths a lot!

Highlights from Wonderspaces San Diego 2018

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit Wonderspaces with the San Diego Blogger Babes.

Wonderspaces is a temporary immersive art exhibition that it currently being shown on the San Diego Waterfront at the B Street Pier.

Wonderspaces graciously hosted a small group of the SDBBs, and let me tell you it was an amazing experience. There were so many cool installations, but here are a few of my favorites.

Black Balloons by Tadao Cern

This installation features hundreds of black balloons, half of which are floating and half of which are sitting on the floor. Such a cool concept!

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Into the Breath by Stefano Ogliari Badessi

Into the Breath is described by the artist as a “Dragon Balloon.” Viewers literally walk into the mouth of the dragon. Another neat thing about the piece is that it is made of plastic bags!

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Body Paint by Memo Akten

This piece was so fun! You get to “paint” with your body via a canvas and motion sensor. I could have played with this all night long!

The Border by Carolin Wanitzek

This super cute paper forest had so many small details. I loved seeing it.

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To Do by Illegal Art

To Do is made up of hundreds of Post-It notes which make up a giant “to-do” list. You can add your own notes to the existing piece.

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Submergence by Squidsoup

Submergence was by far my favorite installation. I loved that you could walk through the piece and be a part of the experience. The installation uses over 8,000 lights. The lighting changes throughout the piece and takes a total of 12 minutes to run through the entire experience.

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I had a blast at Wonderspaces and hanging out with the San Diego Blogger Babes for the first time. Be sure to check out Wonderspaces before it is gone. Tickets up until the end of July are on sale now.

Tips

  • Many of the installations involve flashing lights and videos and have epilepsy warnings. If you are prone to seizures, be sure to look out for these warning signs.
  • Go late at night. We arrived around 8:30 pm and were able to have many of the installations to ourselves, which as bloggers is helpful to get the shot. I was also able to find free parking quite easily at that time.

Bloom Summit Recap

On Saturday, I attended the inaugural Bloom Summit at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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Bloom Summit is a wellness and beauty retreat, providing a day for guests to immerse themselves in wellness education, pampering, and interacting with brands that help to sustain a wholesome non-toxic lifestyle.

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Check In

I arrived just after the event was starting and there was only one group ahead of me to check-in. It was easy peasy to get on my way.

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Wellness Oasis

I had about 15 minutes before my first session started, so I took a spin around the Wellness Oasis. The area was lined with a variety of different booths, all promoting the healthier lifestyle. I only had time to visit one booth before I headed inside for my sessions, but I made sure to see almost everything throughout the day.

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For me, the coolest thing was getting my first vitamin “push” from Nenergy Boost.

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I got the Vitamin C + Glutathione Push.

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There was also a stocked snack bar, where you could load up a Bumkins wet bag with healthy snacks and drinks.

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The Wellness Oasis also gave guests a chance to interact directly with health and wellness brands, like Eat Cleaner, Kite Hill, Neocell and Plus CBD oil.

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Costa Craft Beauty hosted a cute make-and-take station, where you could either make a fragrance spritzer or body scrub. I went with the body scrub. It smelled so good!

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Finally, while I was at it, I got a vitamin B12 shot from The Solution IV. Honestly, I did not feel any different after getting the shot and the push.

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Sessions

Bloom Summit featured speaker sessions with experts in the health and wellness space as well as workout sessions. Although I was not able to attend any of the speaker sessions, I signed up for two of the three fitness workouts.

First up was a Feel Good Fusion class with Sara Haley. She specializes in pre and post natal fitness, which was great for me! The workout included core work, cardio, body weight strengthening and stretching. It was a great workout and I certainly worked up a sweat!

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Rad Roller hosted the second session that I attended. It was less of a workout that a Rad Rolling session, and it felt amazing. Since having the twins, my body regularly feels like it is falling apart, so this session really helped me release some of my tight muscles.

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Gift Bag

I left Bloom Summit with two huge bags of goodies. My ticket type included a gift bag. There was a higher level ticket that included an even more loaded swag bag. I still have yet to go through the bags of stuff, but I will likely be doing mini-reviews in my Instagram stories. If you are interested, check out my Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/socal_twinmommy.

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I had a really good time at Bloom Summit and I hope they hold it again next year. If they do, I will make every effort to attend again.

Day Date: Art Alive 2018 at the San Diego Museum of Art

Hubby and I were lucky enough to spend some quality time together with a day date on Saturday while the nanny was left in charge of the kiddos. We attended Art Alive 2018 at the San Diego Museum of Art located in Balboa Park.

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Art Alive is an annual weekend long event that showcases over 100 floral interpretations of masterworks from the museum’s collection. This year was the event’s 37th year.

Here are a few of my favorite:

1st place

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3rd place

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This weekend also marked the opening of Nancy Lorenz: Moon Gold, which I absolutely loved loved loved!

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What a beautiful, amazing event!  I am so glad we got a sitter so that we could enjoy each other’s company and see these lush works of art! I definitely recommend attending Art Alive when you have the opportunity!

A Non-Pinner’s Experience at the California Pinners Conference 2018

So I don’t have a Pinterest account. I’m not much of a DIY-er, crafter or “Pinner,” but I came across free general admission tickets to the California Pinners Conference and thought it might be fun to check it out. It also didn’t hurt that it was taking place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, which is 15 minutes from my house.

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I arrived just as the conference was opening, and of course, had to take a picture at the flower wall. So cute!

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The general admission tickets gives you access to the exhibit floor, shopping and make-and-takes. The conference also features over 100 Pinterest-based classes, and other ticket types include access to classes. My non-Pinning self decided to stick with the general admission ticket.

Make-and-Takes

With my ticket type, I was very interested in seeing what make-and-takes would be available to try out. Lucky for me, the Tandy Leather booth is located right as you enter the main exhibit hall, and they were set up for leather-stamped luggage tag make-and-takes!

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It was super easy to do, but definitely not a hobby I am going to take up!

As I browsed around the exhibit hall, I did not see many other make-and-takes that were complimentary. There were several booths that were offering make-and-takes with a purchase or for a fee. This was disappointing since there turned out to be only three total that I saw and I made several laps around the floor.

One that I did find was at the ImpressArt booth. I was able to make a simple metal-stamped initial pendant. They also provided a jump ring and chain to turn it into a necklace. Super cute! I had an initial necklace many years ago that my sister gave me when I was her maid-of-honor, but it was taken during a burglary, so I love finally having a new one.

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Leather-stamped luggage tag from Tandy Leather and metal-stamped initial necklace from ImpressArt

The final make-and-take that I did was at the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family booth. The make-and-take was a felt flower tote bag and was more involved than the other make-and-takes. This did not take 2 minutes to complete, like the other two crafts I mentioned. It was the most fun as well because Ken Wingard was at the booth teaching the craft and chatting with everyone. He is super friendly, down-to-earth and encouraging to those of us who don’t know what we are doing!

Yay, Ken!
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Shopping and Exhibits

As I look through my photos, I realize that I did not take many from the exhibit halls. I wish I had because you would see what a random assortment of exhibits and shops they had. I was pretty disappointed. The main categories of items for sale included multi-level marketing companies (the usual suspects like Lularoe, doTerra, Scentsy, Lipsense and Usborne Books), cosmetics and skincare lines that I have never heard of, and lots and lots of artwork in the modern rustic/Fixer Upper style that seems to have taken over). Bleh.

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Needless to say, I did not make many purchases. I did buy an eyebrow kit from FabBrows. Lol! Yes, that is what I bought at the Pinners Conference!

Some of the booths were super cute though. Like Mint Studio’s cactus-themed booth that seemed to have been made for Coachella weekend, which it just so happened to be! Again, I wished I had taken more photos to show you the exhibits.

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Lastly, as I was leaving, there were Passion Planners for the taking on the entry table! I love it and wished I had gotten one at the beginning of the year.

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Overall, the Pinners Conference solidified my stance on not becoming a crafter! I cannot believe how much stuff you need to have a crafting hobby. My max interest would be to  attend a workshop at a local studio if they were making something that I would actually want. Right now, I’m just not into the brush lettering, macrame and faux rustic wood signs aesthetic that is everywhere. That said, I probably will not be attending the next Pinners Conference.

 

San Diego Beer Moms – February Meetup

San Diego Beer Moms held its first event of 2018 last week, and now, that my schedule is finally back to normal, I was able to attend with the twins in tow. San Diego Beer Moms, part of the San Diego Moms Blog community, is a group of moms who love craft beer (duh!). They meet on a monthly basis at different breweries around San Diego County, to explore the beer scene and meet other moms. This was my first time attending an event, and I was a bit nervous to be honest!

The meetup was held at Ballast Point Brewing Company‘s Miramar location, which is a quick 15 minute drive from us.

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San Diego Beer Moms had a nice section of the tasting room reserved for the group and it included a number of four-seater high tops and a long high top communal table. There was also room for strollers!

The event included a drink ticket for one complimentary pint. I chose the Wahoo White, since I love citrus-y, light beers and it contains only 4.5% ABV for this light weight.

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I also ordered a house made hot pretzel with Sculpin beer cheese and California Amber beer mustard ($8) to soak up some of the beer so I could drive the kids and I to some errands afterwards!

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Aside from the booze and eats, the event was a fantastic way for me to get out and meet some moms! I am a total introvert and super reserved, but I feel like it is important for me to get out of the house every day and interact with grown adults at least of few times a week. I was lucky because everyone was super friendly!

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I am looking forward to attending another meet up soon!

The March meetup has been set, and it will be on March 29th from 5 to 7 pm at Savagewood Brewing Co.

For more information on San Diego Beer Moms, find them on:

Facebook – San Diego Beer Moms

Instagram – SD Beer Moms