Knott’s Berry Bloom to bring in Spring!


Spring has arrived! Where can we bring the whole family and have all kinds of fun? Knott’s, of course!Enjoy Knott’s Berry Bloom is happening April 12 – April 27, with extended hours of 10am to 10pm! We’ll be there this Saturday to enjoy the Boysenberry Festival at the Ghost Town, dancing at the Bloomination Dance Party and Jessie can’t wait to join the kids (ages 3-11) at the Easter Beagle’s Enormous Egg Hunt! There will be food and wine tasting as well. Entertainment by Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies at the Birdcage Theater will be awesome! Play giant board games at the new Boardwalk near Xcelerator or make a splash at our family favorite, the newly renovated Timber Mountain Log Ride. There really is something for everyone!

Would you like to take a virtual ride on the Timber Mountain Log Ride? Here it is!

Purchase your tickets or….  even better —> Season Passes to enjoy Knott’s all year round! Click here for info:

See you there!

Knott’s Berry Farm
Address: 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
Phone: (714) 220-5200

The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them.  I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content.  

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wine Tasting in Temecula

Wine Tasting in Temecula

Hello friends! Just wanted to send out a message here and say “Happy Valentine’s Day!” I hope you do something fun with your special someone today. And if you are single, do something special for yourself or with a friend! 🙂

A lot has been happening these days. I have not taken the time to blog here and I need to spend some time here, I miss it! Like working out, I gotta get a blogging routine in. Working out and blogging on here are 2 things that I would love to do more of. So I will try my best not to be such a slacker.

I just created a FB page called Purple Ways. Please “like” it if you are interested in cars, purple things and other cool things or events that I come across. That is all for now. Have an amazing day!




Violet lights for our Chevy! Thanks! #purple

Everyone who knows me, knows I HEART PURPLE! I have loved purple, wait… let me rephrase – I have fanatically loved purple since I was a kid. Donny Osmond’s purple socks. Dug them. Prince and the New Power Generation, the purple guitar and Purple Rain… all over that! And when I found out my birthstone was Amethyst (February)… OMG!!! PURPLE!!! When I was a smoker…  (Yes, I smoked 1/2 a pack a day of Benson & Hedges Ultra Lights Menthol for 9 years) I lit my cigs in style with my matte purple Zippo lighter. I drove a silver 2000 Turbo Beetle with what? Purple flowers in the little mini vase on the dash. (Yes, I drove a VW before the Chevy. Why did I ever stray from a V8?) I had a faux leather jacket that was… purple. Jim proposed to me with a pear shaped diamond surrounded by what? Purple stones all around. “Of course I’ll marry you!” Okay, I’m sure you get it by now. I effing LOVE PURPLE. (Please excuse my language, but let me say it again: I love purple!)

Okay okay, I’m sure you are sick of me saying that by now. I don’t have a big purple wardrobe, I don’t have purple walls in the bedroom, purple sheets on the bed, or a purple velvet chaise lounge in the living room next to a purple felt pool table. One day. If my husband lets me. Ha ha!

I love when I get a tweet or Facebook message from someone who shares a photo of a beautiful field of purple flowers and tags me. Or when a friend takes the time to tell me they thought of me when they saw something in the store that came in purple. My BFF Kimi even picked up a pair of purple Converse shoes for me while doing her own shoe shopping because she knew I had to have them.

Recently I received a thoughtful gift from PURPLE headlights for our Chevy Tahoe! They aren’t super bright purple. But at night, you can see a hint of violet that shows off our custom chrome grill just right.

I’d show a photo of it but with the chrome and bright lights on I found it very hard to photograph. Looks awesome!!

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for making my day. The fact that they read my profile on Twitter that says I’m a “purple loving techie mom” and sent me a purple surprise shows that they are cool people that will take care of you!

They are the only company in the industry to offer a full 1 year warranty and a 60 day money back guarantee!

Here are all their available colors: Hyper White, Platinum, Deep Blue, Ultra Violet and Yellow.

If you ever need headlights, I suggest you check out their website. They have bulbs for every make of car from Acura to Yamaha.

Here’s their website again:

Steinmart Fall Fashion Show (recap)

I was a little nervous about being in the Steinmart Fall Fashion Show. My insecurities were getting the best of me. Thoughts of what my body should look like kept running through my head. I have not been consistent about exercise. I gained a few pounds over the past couple of years. Some of my clothes are tight. These are the thoughts that kept creeping up on me as the date of the show grew closer. Then I realized something. I’m not an insecure person. I’m a happy confident person, no matter what my dress size is. What was I doing? I shouldn’t let those thoughts get to me. I’m happy, healthy and awesome. LOL! I pushed those crazy thoughts aside and focused on more positive things in my life. Before I knew it, the Steinmart Fall Fashion Show was here! And you know what? It turned out to be so much fun!

Some ladies started showing up in the dressing room with me: All ages, all shapes, all heights, all different, unique and vibrant! I felt so happy to be a part of this group. We giggled as we put our outfits together in our dressing rooms. We got to know each other a little bit. We ate our sandwiches with our lips curling over the bread, as to avoid ruining our lipstick. (This was not a pretty sight!) We ate potato chips. Real women. Eating. At a fashion show! Yay!

The DJ set up his booth at the top of the runway and people began to take their seats. Steinmart GM, Diana Edwards was our hostess for the show. She announced each of us and talked us up as we walked up and down the runway. It was all very casual and FUN! There were 8 or maybe 9 models and we had 3 outfit changes each. We had a fun casual look, a dressier look and then another fun look. Most of my wardrobe was purple! I loved it! Diana even told the audience that purple was my favorite color, and that I’m known as the “Purple Loving Techie Mom” — how awesome is that?? The whole show lasted for about an hour. They had swag bags for the first 100 guests and raffle prizes, too. Everyone took advantage of the 20% off coupon that was good for that day! Thanks Diana for a wonderful experience!

Vendors at Steinmart Irvine’s Fall Fashion Show:


Twitter: @Steinmart

Address: 13742 Jamboree Road (Off Bryan) in Irvine
Phone: (714) 832-0012

Monday though Saturday 10:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm