Be a #ForceofNature !
REI is constantly encouraging everyone to get outdoors and right now they are helping in the push to show more women as inspiration for this. Force of Nature is a movement that is putting women on forefront in the outdoor community. Apart of this REI has created Force of Nature classes and events geared for women.
Whether you’re an avid explorer or a novice, REI is offering classes, events, and outings to enhance your adventurous side. These events range from night hikes, to learning how to cook while camping, rock climbing lessons, mountain biking, kayaking and standup paddle boarding to learning outdoor survival skills. Best of all some of these events/classes are FREE! While most of these do have a cost, they are reasonable especially for the experience they offer.
To kick off the movement REI is throwing a party! On May 6th at various locations REI will be hosting the Force of Nature Outdoors Women’s Party. This is a great way to connect and meet other outdoor women. There will be speakers, food and lots of opportunities to connect with other Forces of Nature.
To find more classes, outings, events and to register visit REI.com And get out there and explore!
All images courtesy of Disney•Pixar
Lightening McQueen along with Jackson Storm and Cruz Ramirez are hitting the road on a special tour to celebrate Cars 3 which is coming to theaters June 16, 2017! “Road to the Races” is a 27-city tour that features life-size characters from the new film. The tour has already kicked off in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and is making its way across the country. Best of all there will be quite a few pit stops here in California.
The tour gives you a chance to see the characters, catch a sneak peak of the film and family friendly activities that are sure to get your motor running. Oh and did I mention that it’s FREE! Yes that’s right this wonderful tour is free. You may register for you pit passes here. When you register for Race Lane Tickets you will be able to skip the lanes but there is a limited number of these passes for each tour stop so register early!
This event is sponsored by Dole along with Disney. Dole has even set up a Fuel to the Races site where you can check out some great smoothie recipes inspired by characters from Cars 3! Great way to ready for the races and the movie.
The full tour schedule is listed below and for more information be sure to visit Disney Cars 3 “Road to the Races“ website.
- Orlando, FL —
Disney Springs (Mar 24 – 26)
- Miami, FL —
Bayfront Park (Mar 31 – Apr 2
- Tampa, FL —
Raymond James Stadium (Apr 4)
- Dallas, TX —
Texas Motor Speedway (Apr 7 – 9)
- San Antonio, TX —
Santikos Palladium (Apr 11)
- Houston, TX —
Memorial City Mall (Apr 14 – 16)
- St Louis, MO —
Ballpark Village (Apr 19)
- Chicago, IL —
Woodfield Mall (Apr 21 – 23)
- Cleveland, OH —
Public Square in Downtown (Apr 25)
- Pittsburgh, PA —
Southside Works (Apr 26)
- Boston, MA —
Assembly Row (Apr 28 – 30)
- Allentown, PA —
Mack Trucks Inc. May (May 4)
- New York, NY —
Citi Field (May 5 – 7)
- Washington, DC —
Downtown Silver Spring (May 10)
- Philadelphia, PA —
Cherry Hill Mall (May 12 – 14
- Greensboro, NC —
Mack Trucks Brand & Product Line (May 18)
- Charlotte, NC —
Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 19 – 20)
- Cincinnati, OH
Scene 75 Entertainment Center(May 22)
- Kansas City, MO —
Union Station (May 24)
- Denver, CO —
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (May 27 – 28)
- Salt Lake City, UT —
Thanksgiving Point (May 30 – 31)
- Phoenix, AZ —
Desert Ridge Marketplace (Jun 3 – 4)
- San Diego, CA —
Belmont Park / Mission Beach (Jun 6 – 7)
- Anaheim, CA —
Downtown Disney (Jun 12 – 13)
- Los Angeles, CA —
Autry Museum – Griffith Park (Jun 14 – 18)
- San Jose, CA —
Westfield Oakridge Mall (Jun 22 – 23)
- Sonoma, CA —
Sonoma Raceway (Jun 25)
Get you motor running and visit a Road to the Races pit stop! And don’t forget to see Cars 3 in theaters this June.
All images courtesy of Legoland Resorts
You are not reading the title wrong there is a way to get Free tickets to Legoland! Be amoung the first 500 guests to participate in making a human bat-signal this Friday, February 17th in front of the resort and receive a free ticket in return. There will also be a chance to take your photo with the Lego caped crusader, trivia for a chance at some great prizes and of course a fun Lego Batman mask. Registration will begin at 7am on Friday for this event but I can’t say how early people will be lining up. For more information about this event click here for the article on Legoand’s website. Below are some details so you can take part and earn your FREE trip for your family to Legoland California!
Friday February 17, 2017 at 8am (Registration begins at 7am)
Plaza Park Entrance
1 Legoland Dr., Carlsbad CA 92008
- First 500 guests (ages 3 and up) to help with the human bat-signal will receive a FREE return ticket to Legoland
- Photo opportunities with Lego Batman and trivia for a chance at awesome prizes!
Be sure to check out Lego Batman Movie Days while you’re at it! And don’t miss out on the amazing opportunity from Legoland California Resort.
*Disclosure- this is not a giveaway from Cruzin Mama. This is a great opportunity that is through Legoland Resorts, check for all rules and information on legoland.com *
All images courtesy of Legoland Resorts
Batman Days are coming to Legoland California!
Well more specifically Lego Batman™ Movie Days are coming. This February there will be two action packed weekends in celebration of your favorite Lego caped crusader. Best of all is the fun is included with admission. Come take part in a scavenger hunt through Miniland, meet the dark knight himself along with his sidekicks, and of course complete a Lego build activity. If you can’t make it during these dates do not fear Batman and Friends character meet and greets will be going on throughout February and into March so there is still a chance to hang out with your favorite dark knight.
Lego Batman Movie Days
February 18th – 19th
February 25th – 26th
Batman Movie Days Fun!
Don’t miss out on visiting the park during these action packed weekends! Also be sure to check out the new Lego Batman™ Movie which hit theaters February 10th.
1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad CA 92008
Purchase Tickets Ahead at
Go Green this Black Friday!
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here and a day of fresh air could ease the stress of this time of year. California State Parks along with REI are offering just that a day outside away from the shopping crowds with FREE admission to State Parks.
You are being asked to Go Green this Black Friday and Opt Outside and enjoy one of California’s beautiful State Parks. Have you ever visited a State Park before? Well if you haven’t this is a great chance to! Or if you are a regular State Park explorer this is a wonderful opportunity to venture out to a new park. Honestly a great deal on a T.V. is nice or being able to do all your holiday shopping at a discount but with Black Friday now starting earlier and earlier it’s great to see a push for more quality time. Getting out and really seeing the beauty that California has to offer is priceless.
To Go Green is easy just visit greenfriday.org Pick a park you would like to visit and get your ticket for your free entrance. Be sure to hurry as there is a limited number of passes to each park and some a very popular.
Have a great time going green!
Images courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge
Southern California Great Wolf Lodge Grand Opening!
The Great Wolf Lodge here in Southern California will be open very soon! The Grand Opening is set for March 4th, but you can already book your stay now. I spoke about this amazing new vacation spot back in October when the announcement about its opening was made and now that day is here.
GWL is a vacation destination with themed rooms, activities like glow in the dark mini golf and mini spa, and of course it’s main feature the water park. Entrance to the water park along with character experiences are included with your stay. Oh and did I mention that it’s an indoor water park, so it doesn’t matter what crazy weather So-Cal is deciding to have as any date will be a waterpark day!
Let’s not forget that the GWL is in Orange County. That means it is close to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and the beach. Also if your up for a drive down to San Diego there is the World Famous San Diego Zoo, the museums at Balboa Park, Sea World and towards Los Angeles there is Universal Studios Hollywood and many great museums as well.
Below is a link to save on your stay at GWL, be sure to book your vacation soon!
Great Wolf Lodge deals
Image courtesy of Toys’R’Us and Lego
NEXO KNIGHTS Quest at Toys’R’Us
Stop by your local Toys R’ Us store for a FREE Lego® mini build on Saturday February 20th! Come celebrate the new Lego® NEXO KNIGHTS by building and taking home a Sheild Dock.
Build is intended for children ages 5 and up. One FREE mini kit per child, must be present. Event starts promptly at 12pm and goes until 2pm (or until kits run out). Quantities are limited, no rain checks.
My family has attended a few Toys R’ Us Lego builds before and my kids have had a great time adding to their Lego collections. Attendees do line up at least 30 minutes before the events start time, so I do advise arriving early.
Have a blast building!
Images courtesy of Home Depot
On the 1st Saturday of every month at Home Depot is a FREE Kids Workshop. The kids workshop is from 9am until 12pm. Kids are invited to come and build a fun free craft. All kids are given a Junior Home Depot apron at their first build. After completing a build your child will receive a special pin pertaining to the workshop they attended. Complete 10 workshops and receive an extra special pin! The workshops are recommended for children ages 5 to 12. Register online now for February’s build happening this Saturday the 6th by clicking here. This weekends build is to make a mailbox perfect for holding Valentines cards!
Here is the schedule for the February Williams-Sonoma FREE Junior Chef classes. And this month there is a very special American Girl™ class! There is a cost for the special class and registration fills up fast.
Junior Chef classes are a great way to help get kids in the kitchen; by teaching them basics of kitchen appliances and age appropriate recipes. My daughter looks forward to these classes and always has a fun time when she attends. Getting kids cooking can help lead to a lifetime of healthy choices.
Junior Chef Classes are typically Saturday mornings at 10am. There is limited space in each class, so be sure to register with your local store to secure a spot. *(My local store askes that parents call on the Monday before a class to register for the following Saturday’s class.)* Also there is an age guideline for the classes but I have noticed that my local store does allow siblings or younger children with a parent involvement.
Image courtesy of Williams-Sonoma
- Saturday February 6th at 10am Stir-frying for Kids
*Recommended for ages 8-13*
- Saturday February 20th at 10am
American Girl™ Madeleines
*Recommended for ages 8-13* Cost for this class is $40 and includes a mandeleine pan.
Be sure to check out these yummy-fun classes!
FREE Frozen Yogurt Day!
I can’t tell you how excited I am for this deliciously fun FREE event! Yogurtland and Menchies are both hosting FREE Frozen Yogurt Days in honor of NFYD (National Frozen Yogurt Day). Best part is Yogurtland and Menchies are hosting their events on separate dates. That means two days of tasty freebies! Last two years my daughter and I have attended Yogurtland’s freebie day (our yummy freebies pictured above) and I will say this arrive early! Lines form well before the events start time. This are not all day events, the events are held during a schedule time and there can be limitations on cup size, weight and toppings.
Stop by any Menchie’s on February 1st between 4pm to 7pm for your FREE tasty treat. Guests visiting for NFYD will be treated up to 6oz.’s for FREE. Click here to find your nearest Menchie’s location.
Stop by your local Yogurtland on February 8th between 4pm to 7pm for your FREE frozen yogurt. Fill the cup as their is no limit on your amount it just has to fit in the cup! Try the new flavors being offered right now in honor of Kung Fu Panda 3. And pick up the new collectable spoon that will be offered for a limited time. Click here to find your nearest Yogurtland.
Remember to sign up for both locations rewards programs. I have been using Yogurtland’s rewards program for sometime now and have enjoyed some great freebie treats from it.
Enjoy your yummy treats!