Thursday, March 23, 2017

Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet for Beautiful Views and Blooms

If you are looking for an alternative to Anza Borrego, try Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet for gorgeous blooms. I saw my friend Nina's photos and knew I had to go. It took us an hour and 10 minutes to get there leaving from Oceanside. Will go faster on way home.

Be sure to bypass the large visitor center and museum and head up the hill to the marina. Also be sure to check hours before you head out and make sure it's not a Monday or Tuesday because they are closed. Parking is $9 and tickets to walk the trail are $2 each. Be sure to have sunscreen, water and sturdy shoes if you do the 2 mile circle. Path is rough, uneven and steep in places. I was shocked how many dressed up people were on the trail for photo opps.

Flowers on the trail included: California Poppy, Arroyo Lupine, California Goldfields, Brittlebush, Chia, Canterbury Bells, Caterpillar Phacelia, Owl's Clover, Baby Blue Eyes, Blue Dicks, Rancher's Fiddleneck, Bush Monkey Flower, Indian Paintbrush, Tidy Tips and Red Maids.

SuperBloom Hotline

We have been blessed with an abundance of gorgeous SuperBlooms lately. As seen in San Diego Home and Garden Magazine, for updates on what's blooming and where, call the Theodore Payne Foundation hotline at 818–768–3533

Monday, March 20, 2017

Making The Best Use of Your Entertainment Book

Entertainment Books are such a valuable form of savings around town and you can use them when you eat out, shop, bowl, go to a play, travel and on and on.  But to make best use out of them, you need to know how to use them and you need to use them often.  Here is a list of suggestions that I follow:

1.  Load the free phone app and USE IT.  Turn on push notifications and your phone will let you know whenever you are in proximity of a use.  Inside the app you can load and choose favorite offers.  You also score additional offers by using your app. My husband doesn't carry a book around, but he does use the app, so it's always on him.  For example, yesterday he was shopping at Big 5, checked his app, and was able to save $10 off his $50 purchase!  Very handy!

2.  I go through the book when I first get it and I tear out coupons that are favorites and places I frequent often.  I put them in my wallet, all in the same place, so they are on me at all times.

3.  When the family goes out to eat, I go through Entertainment Book offers FIRST to see if there is an offer we want to use.

4.  Buy an extra book and keep it in your car so you always have access to all your offers.

5.  Maybe the best suggestion is to go through your book often to remind yourself of what offers are available. Keep tearing out your favorites and make a point to use them!

These books are normally $45 and worth every penny, but they are currently on sale for 50% off.  Buy more than one and you save an additional 20%.  Your book can be used clear through the end of the year!   Here is the link to get yours!


Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet for Amazing Spring Blooms

If you are looking for an alternative to Anza Borrego, try Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet for gorgeous blooms. I saw my friend Nina's photos and knew I had to go. It took us an hour and 10 minutes to get there leaving from Oceanside. Will go faster on way home.

Be sure to bypass the large visitor center and museum and head up the hill to the marina. Also be sure to check hours before you head out and make sure it's not a Monday or Tuesday because they are closed. Parking is $9 and tickets to walk the trail are $2 each. Be sure to have sunscreen, water and sturdy shoes if you do the 2 mile circle. Path is rough, uneven and steep in places. I was shocked how many dressed up people were on the trail for photo opps.

Flowers on the trail included: California Poppy, Arroyo Lupine, California Goldfields, Brittlebush, Chia, Canterbury Bells, Caterpillar Phacelia, Owl's Clover, Baby Blue Eyes, Blue Dicks, Rancher's Fiddleneck, Bush Monkey Flower, Indian Paintbrush, Tidy Tips and Red Maids.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Star Theatre Musical Theatre Camp- Cinderella Kids June 26 - July 8

Hello to all young thespians! The Star Theatre in downtown Oceanside announces its annual Musical Theatre Summer Camp - Cinderella Kids!

Children ages 7-12 are invited to this Musical Theatre Camp that will entertain and inspire young actors using select songs and scenes from this iconic Disney film, Cinderella. The upbeat music will keep your children moving and learning as we explore the world of acting and music together! The camp culminates with two performance showcases that will have you tapping your toes to these classic Disney melodies.

Signups have begun, reserve your child's spot today by visiting our website:

https://www.startheatreco.com/academy

Dates: June 26 - July 8 (No class July 4)
Time: Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $240 (Includes Official Camp T-Shirt & DVD)
Performance Date & Times: July 8 @ 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM
Location: 402 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054


Moonlight Youth Theatre Summer Camp- Sign Up Early!


2017 Entertainment Books Half Off!

All 2017 Entertainment books are half off with code:  SPRING50 at checkout plus FREE SHIPPING. Get an additional 20% off when you get 2 or more books at Entertainment.com!