Friday, October 6, 2017

The Big Draw LA Returns with "Make Your Mark in the Park" this Sunday!

The Downtown LA Drawing Festival promises creative fun for the entire family (and it's free)
Photo: RymanArts.com

During the last few weeks I've probably been a little way too busy for my own good. There are so many projects I've involved myself with, and most importantly, there are two little boys who need my EXTRA attention right now that this blog has truly been neglected... but I'm baaaack!

I'm back because in between all the madness, I still love to write about fun things and share with my readers (however many of you are still there) about unique events in my dear city of Los Angeles.
One of those unique events (which I attended for the first time last year) is the Big Draw LA's "Make Your Mark in the Park"-- a free drawing festival for families where kids and adults alike can test their artistic abilities through a series of drawing opportunities!
The Big Draw LA is a month-long art celebration that takes place each year. It's hosted by Ryman Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering Southern California teens free art instruction.
The Big Draw LA's flagship event is the "Make your Mark in the Park" festival and here's why you should check it out:
You think you've got skills in making paper airplanes (and decorating them too)? There's gonna be a station for that.
 You want to test your tape drawing talent? Rolls upon rolls of colored tape will be provided.
Curious to see how well you can decorate a bike? It'll be CicLAvia weekend so there will be plenty of opportunity for that!
Plus, there will be booths and tables for other fun projects like Styrofoam print-making and drawing costumed models.
All in all, the Make your Mark in the Park Festival promises to offer guests of all ages a really neat opportunity to delve in the art of drawing through different mediums, all while enjoying music and the LA City Hall Tower as the backdrop.

The Big Draw LA's Make Your Mark in the Park Festival

Sunday, October 8, 2017
11:00am - 4:00pm
Grand Park Block 4
Downtown Los Angeles


I was there last year and I sure don't want to miss it this year. See you there?

Friday, August 25, 2017

My First Disney Social Media Moms Celebration

I am currently serving as a 2017 Disney Parks Mom Panelist, a contract position with Magical benefits!


Like many moms in Southern California, I have a blog and I cover Disney stuff on my blog. 
But I had never been invited to the annual Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. 
I did, however, get selected to become a Disney Parks Mom Panelist, which was way beyond any Disney honor a Disney-loving mom could ever receive. In my designation as a mom panelist, I've had amazing opportunities to visit the Disneyland Resort for different events. Since I answer plenty of guest questions seeking Disneyland vacation advice, the more visits to the Happiest Place on Earth, the better for me since there's always something new at the resort.


 Nonetheless, receiving an invite to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebrations was just so cool!
It was amazing because I was there as a blogger/online media editor (see www.MommyInLosAngeles.com) but I was also there as a Disney Parks Mom Panelist which suddenly reminded me how soon this experience is coming to an end (panelists serve for one year)! 
The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration included helpful workshops and inspiring speakers. It also gave us the opportunity to meet other influencers and explore the Parks.

The idea is that Disney recognizes the importance of spreading the love. If bloggers and social media influencers cover fun and unique Disney stories, our readers and followers will learn about Magical happenings!
Disneyland with no kids and a bunch of mommies with social media obligations was incredible and I plan on sharing awesome news and updates regarding the Disneyland Resort on a regular basis.
For now, I want to thank the organizers of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration "on the road" for coordinating such a memorable day (Thank you Jodi, Courtnee and Lisa). I'd also like to share some photos of this very happy day!

City Hall at Disneyland is still your one-stop shop for birthday & "first-time visit" buttons, a list of horse names at the King Arthur Carrousel, times for Character Meet & Greets, Disability Access Service registration, among many other things!

From now until the Holiday season, guests can indulge in this moist, creamy and delicious classic Strawberry Shotcake dessert at the Plaza Inn, inside the Disneyland Theme Park.

I had the opportunity to meet Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers, directors of Olaf's Frozen Adventures, an upcoming featurette which will be in theaters on November 22, 2017. They shared many fun details about what it was like to work on this film, including hints about hidden Mickeys within the film!

Best of all, I had an opportunity to hang out with other amazing mommy bloggers including Paulina and Bricia Lopez (Super Mamas) and Jacqui Saldana (Baby Boy Bakery) pictured above.

On a final note, many moms have asked me how they can receive an invitation to the next Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. To be honest, the only thing I can offer is-- continue being genuine and honest in your coverage of Disneyland and Disney-related products and events. Personally, I'm still not sure why I received the invitation. It could have been my involvement with the Disney Parks Moms Panel, it could have been the "Disney Love" section on this blog or simply because someone checked out my Instagram and Twitter Feed and liked what they saw.
In the end, moms who decide to delve into the world of blogging don't really know if their venture will be successful but we do it because we simply love to share our experiences and have a creative outlet. Everything that happens after that is complimentary.
I would encourage you to keep being you and pixie dust will follow...
 Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Little Toby and his Little Watch!

BabysWatch is a cotton bracelet that's gentle and cute!


Add this to the list of things that Toby doesn't need but Mommy can't live without: a small fabric bracelet made to look like a wristwatch to fit an infant or toddler's tiny wrist.

It's called Baby'sWatch and it's too darn cute to pass up if you have a little one!


When I put it on Toby for the first time, my son had a smile that I won't soon forget. 
He was thrilled!
It wasn't long before my rascally child tried yanking it off his wrist (he was extremely curious about it). His desire to explore the BabysWatch and take it off was just a sign that he loved it!
Babyswatch offers a lineup of designs for boys and girls.
It's a cotton bracelet made of 100% organic and chemical-free long fiber balanced weave cotton fabric that is ultra soft, breathable and nonirritating against your baby's skin.
The graphics are printed with a non-toxic dye that doesn't fade, rub off or rinse out. 
The company says it has served over a million customers so far. 



"We’re all about the spreading of goodwill, humor and innovation, because we want the world to stay awesome," their website states.

Currently, the BabysWatch designs retail for $14.99 and can be purchased online. You can even buy the product wholesale.

They're totally adorable.
Your kid will love BabysWatch unless they're anything like my 15-month old Toby, who was intrigued at first and eventually figured out how to unsnap it!


BabysWatch is available here.
I received a free product for a review on my blog.

Happy Thursday!