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Balboa ferry

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My dad first took me to the Balboa ferry when I was little. Now that I have a little one, I want her to have the same experience.

One boring Friday, we decided to check out the peninsula. We went on the ferry as passengers for $1 one way. Whoo hoo! You can't beat that view for a million bucks. This place is a definite must see for kiddies and out of towners.















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Top of the world

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My brother took me, my cousin and baby to this scenic spot in laguna beach a few weeks ago. It's called Top of the World with panoramic views of OC. It's a hiking spot too.

To get here, google map 3299 Alta laguna blvd in laguna beach. Have fun!




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San Diego Zoo

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Yesterday, my friend and I took our babies to the San Diego zoo. It was so fun seeing gorillas, elephants and giraffes.

Use coupon code "5" when buying your ticket online to save $5 if you plan on going.

Check out the souvenir bracelet I for $5. It's a handmade piece by a Mexican artist. Cool, huh?




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Balboa Bar

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Who knew $3.50 could buy a piece of heaven?

I got this balboa bar at balboa fun zone today. Ohmigoodness, it was delicious. Vanilla ice cream Bar dipped in peanuts and chocolate, oh my!




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Au Coeur de Paris

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I was in the mood for macaroons so yelp'ed a place to try and found this Au Coeur de Paris bakery near my house.

They had several flavors - pistachio, chocolate, raspberry, coffee, and hazelnut. I got 2 of each for $1.25 each to share with my family.

They were light and airy with a subtle flavor. I will tell my fellow foodies about this place. Yum!



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Tanaka Farms

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I went on a great mommy meetup and went to Tanaka Farms in Irvine for a watermelon tour.

For $15, you ride a tractor in the 30 acre farm and try fresh crops along the way. We tried corn, green beans, and tomatoes to name a few. Last but not least, we went to a hut to try cantaloupe, cucumber and watermelon. We even picked a watermelon to take home. Baby loved the watermelon part of the tour.

I definitely recommend Tanaka Farms for your next outing.












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Shorts on sale

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It's summer time so time to bust out the shorts, ladies!

I found some on sale and had to get them. The black ones are $15 from Heavenly Couture in Laguna Beach. The Jean ones are from Gap for $8. The $14.99 price tag was 40% off too. Score!




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Banana Cabana

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I read about Banana Cabana in Fountain Valley on Yelp and have been meaning to try it out.

Baby and I finally tried it last week. Split pea soup for her and veggie avocado sandwich for me. Yum! I also got a banana date shake.

Everything was delicious. I'll definite be returning and bringing my mom.






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@auntiesfrybread @longboards

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The other food I tried at the Long Beach festival was auntie's Fry bread. Pictured is Native American bread topped with bbq pork and cole slaw. The bread reminds me of a soft pretzel. Delish!




Last but not least, hubby and I shared Longboards ice cream. We got vanilla dipped in dark chocolate and topped with peanuts. Definitely worth four bucks. Sometimes, this truck is with Dogzilla at Asian Garden Mall on Wednesdays.


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@LBStreetfood @anhjoola @thesweetstruck

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The crowd



The famous nom nom truck




Love the graf art on this truck

Last Saturday, we went to the Long beach street food festival and met up with friends. The Rainbow Lagoon was a perfect park to hold 30 trucks. It didn't feel crowded at all. We were blessed with good weather to walk around and people watch.

I saw lots of Korean trucks and eyed anh joon's truck of Korean pub fare. I briefly watched chef Debbie on food network so her food intrigued me. I got two skewers to share.





Anh joon truck



Fried chicken with chili sauce




Rice cake wrapped in bacon with ponzu sauce

Both were yummy! She should open a restaurant in OC.




Next was The SWeets Truck that I've been following in Twitter. I don't recall the exact names but I got a cupcake and s'mores cookie sandwich.




The deconstructed cupcake was interesting, though I prefer regular cupcakes. My hubby liked it a lot.




Excuse the poor photo but this cookie was delish. Definitely should be tried by all.

Stay tuned for part 2 of this…

New Huggies diaper

I have become a pro at standing diaper changes. Huggies must have read my mind when they developed this new Slip diaper. Pretty cool, huh? My hubby says thank goodness it's like a regular diaper for #2s. Haha.


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Circo baby shoes

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Girlfriend sported new shoes yesterday. Check out these Tarjay shoes for $12.99.




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Shari's Berries sale

My favorite chocolate covered strawberry supplier is having a sale on a dozen strawberries. Instead of $59.99, the sale price is $29.98. Oooh la la!

More info:
Shari's Berries page

No Rest For Bridget Summer Clearance

No Rest For Bridget is having a summer clearance with items at $12.99. Ooh la la! I always love a sale. They have two locations:
1.) Costa Mesa, 250 E 17th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
2.) Huntington Beach - Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave., D152, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 t

Mary Poppins sneak peek - 07/13

Check out the Carousel Court at South Coast Plaza on Wednesday, July 13 at 1pm to see a special sneak-preview performance of Mary Poppins. The Segerstrom Hall will be showing Mary Poppins July 14 to August 7.

Ooh la la!

K DASH on QVC

Remember when QVC merchandise was blah? Not anymore, my favorite sisters aka The Kardashians have a fashion line. Their stuff is cute and price isn't too shabby either. Ooh la la!

More info:
QVC website


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Kate Middleton

The Cut wrote the funniest headline Kate Middleton might be running out of clothes. Isn't that funny? I always wear a new outfit everyday when I'm on vacation

More info:
Blog link


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Stress

Gwyneth wrote about stress relievers in her last Goop newsletter.

Here's a little list what I do when I get overwhelmed:
-Go to the beach
-Stroller walk in the park
-Get chocolate malt krunch at Rite Aid
-Go to Sprinkles and get a dark chocolate cupcake
-Kiss a loved one. In my case, it's always my baby gal.
-Text or call a friend

LB street food fest - 07/09

LB street food fest will be happening this Saturday. Pre-sale tix are $7. Gourmet trucks from all over will be there. I hope I can make it!


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Tone & Tune

I just bought this exercise DVD called Tone & Tune. It has 20 minute workouts that also engage your baby. Hope it works!

More info:
Tone & Tune

@TapaBoyLA

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My mom told me about a Filipino breakfast food truck. Yum! When I learned this truck would be at Irvine Lanes recently, I immediately text my hubby to get me take out on his way home.

Check out my loot. Yum! A lil pricy for $8 but still masarup.




Spam with fried egg and garlic rice




Tapa beef with fried egg
And garlic rice


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