Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Save 15% on any Walgreens purchase on Thursday 3/31!

Walgreens Friends and Family Event on March 31. Online: 15% your online order. Enter coupon code FUN15 at checkout on Thursday, March 31. Sorry offer excludes electronics, contacts, diapers and baby formula. In Store: 15% OFF your in-store purchase**. 20% OFF all Walgreens and W Brand items**. Just give your coupon to a cashier at the photo or beauty counter before you check out. Don't forget to share extra coupons with friends and family! Click to Print.

Chuggington Train Celebration at Toys R Us: April 2 at Noon

Chuggington Celebration at Toys R Us stores
Saturday, April 2, 12-2pm

All Aboard for Chuggington Celebration

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Disney Store: Minnie's Masquerade Event: April 8 and 9

Minnie's Masquerade Event
  • viewing party
  • make your own crown
  • costume parade
Friday, April 8 at 4:30pm and 6:00pm
Saturday, April 9 at 11:00am and 12:30pm
All Disney Stores, click here to find a Disney Store near you!

Kurvee Sample Sale

This Kurvee event is a sample sale with designers for full figured women.
Great shopping, freebies, spa area, and refreshments!
For more information visit:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Borders Bookstore Closing by End of April...Everything 40-60% off

Borders in Pico Rivera and many other locations throughout the Los Angeles area are closing. Borders stores in Pico Rivera, Cerritos, Pasadena, La Habra, and Glendale will be closed by the end of April.

Borders Express locations in Downey at the Stonewood Mall and the Lakewood Center Mall will remain open as well as the larger Borders store in Arcadia. You can read more about the closures here.

All merchandise and fixtures at the closing stores is on sale. The Pico Rivera store currently has prices marked down 40-60 percent. Merchandise is being condensed to the front of the store and about 1/3 of the rear of the store is closed off. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bethel Church Health and Resource Fair: Sunday, March 27

Bethel Church in Bellflower is holding it's annual Community Resource and Health Fair this Sunday, March 27, 2011. The fair is open from 11am - 3pm and is free! The fair will provide free medical, dental, vision screenings, and massages. Spanish translation is provided.

I attended this event last year and the whole family had a great time. Some of the activities we participated in were:
  • blood-mobile donation
  • sonogram of arteries in our neck to check for warning signs of stroke
  • blood glucose test to check for diabetes
  • blood pressure test
  • raffles (I won a $10 Ralphs' gift card!)
  • playground
  • jump-bouncy houses and slides
  • puppet show
  • child care room, the kids got to pick a book to take home from a massive selection of free books
  • lunch catered by Subway
  • visited the vendor booths and got lots of pamphlets, free pens, magnets, etc.
The church does a lot to make sure children are active and entertained while parents participate in the health screenings. Last year there were specialized tests for seniors to check for balance and stability. The health fair is a great place to discover new resources in the community. For more information call 562-866-0791.

10012 Ramona Street
Bellflower, California 90706

Monday, March 21, 2011

Disney Store: Tangled Adventure Event: Saturday, March 26

The Disney Store is hosting a Tangled Adventure on Saturday, March 26. 

Children can participate anytime between noon and 2pm. Each child will receive a flag and will be faced with four tasks. At the completion of each task they will receive a symbol for their flag. When the flag is complete the child will receive a certificate.
The Tangled DVD will be released Tuesday, March 29. The DVD pre-sale promotion is still available in store.
While supplies last, The Disney Store is also offering a free reusable bag with any Tangled merchandise purchase.

The Disney Store is located on the upper level between JCPenny and Forever 21 at the Shops at Montebello Mall.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Family Volunteer Opportunities: Monthly Cleanup & Tree Planting Events

Parents with older children and teenagers often look for ways to connect with their kids. Volunteering at any of these events is not only good for the environment but it is a great way to sneak in family bonding time!

Watershed Restoration Program: In cooperation with the USDA Forest Service & Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District. 

Plant trees in previously burned areas of the forest. Saturday, March 19 and Saturday, April 30, 2011, 8am - 2pm. Meet at the San Gabriel Canyon Environmental Education Center on Hwy 39 (Azusa Ave) just north of the city of Azusa. No parking permit is required. The website has an inspiring video showing kids and families volunteering!

Home"Nothin' But Sand" beach cleanups, held the 3rd Saturday of every month at various locations. 10am - Noon.

Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 17. Over 60 locations to volunteer in Los Angeles county.

HomeHabitat restoration, planting trees, natural area maintenance. Registration is required to attend an event. Weekly events, various locations and times.

Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewards
Wetlands trash cleanup and habitat restoration. 1st Saturday, 9am - 11am at Seal Beach. 2nd Saturday, 10:30am - 12:30pm, in Long Beach.

Monday, March 14, 2011

All you can eat Korean Cuisine: Kalbi Night, YMCA

Hurry and sign up now for Kalbi Night, this Sunday, March 20, 2011 at the Montebello YMCA. For $20  each guest is treated to Korean entertainment and an all you can eat Korean dinner. This event has been known to sell out, if you are interested in attending contact the YMCA at 323-887-9622.

Aztec Dance Performance at the East Los Angeles Library

An Aztec dance group, Danza Azteca Xochipilli, will perform at East Los Angeles Library this Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30pm. The flyer states, "the bilingual program is free and can be enjoyed by the whole family."

YMCA: Going Green All Week! Free Events and Activities: 3/14-3/19

The Montebello-Commerce YMCA is celebrating "Go Green Week". Free Fitness Classes and events are scheduled throughout the week. Everyone in the community is welcome, you do not need to be a YMCA member to participate. See the flyers below for details or call the YMCA at 323-887-9622.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Consignment Sale: Pomona, March 11-13: Bargain Shopping!

A consignment sale is like a well organized yard sale, but on a much larger scale. ConsignMe Kids is holding a consignment sale in Pomona this weekend.

At this consignment sale bargain hunters can find:
•Infant and Children’s clothing (newborn through preteen)
•Toys, video games, etc.
•Outdoor play equipment
•Nursery items
•Baby equipment
•Baby and children’s linens
•Children’s furniture and accessories
•Books, videos, DVDs and music
Friday, March 11 - Sunday March 13, 2011
2000 Pomona Blvd. Building B
Pomona, CA 91768

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Reptiles at the East LA Library: Wednesday 3/9 at 5pm

One of's readers works at the East LA Library and asked that I share this with everyone. She said people are bringing in live reptiles! Thanks for sharing Xiomara!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Giveaway Time! Teen Party Expo Tickets, McDonald's Coupons & Hello Kitty Coins! will be at Grant Rea Park this Saturday, from Noon - 6pm signing up new readers at Montebello Baseball Association's Opening Day! To celebrate there will be three giveaways!

4-pack of VIP tickets to the Teen Party Expo, Sunday March 13, at the LA Convention Center!

A pack of 12 McDonald's coupons for free hamburgers, ice cream, apple dippers, and milk/juice!

A complete set of 4 Hello Kitty pressed pennies & card from the Sanrio 50th Small Gift Anniversary Party!

To enter the giveaway:
  • Receive two entries by signing up for the's e-newsletter at Grant Rea Park on Saturday, March 5.
  • Receive one entry by posting which gift you would like to receive on's Facebook page.
  • Receive one entry by commenting below which gift you would like to receive, be sure to include your contact info in the posting. (I'll delete the comments after the winners are announced so your email address isn't "out there" for all the internet to see.)
  • Giveaway entry period ends Monday, March 7 at 11:59 PM.
  • All entries will be assigned a number and numbers will be chosen by a random number generator.
  • Winners will be announced the morning of Tuesday, March 8 on
  • Winner of the Teen Expo tickets have 24 hours to respond or another entry will be chosen.
  • Winners of the Hello Kitty set or the McDonalds coupons have 48 hours to respond or another entry will be chosen.
  • All prizes will be mailed via United States Postal Service.
Congratulations to the giveaway prize winners:

Hello Kitty Coins claimed by: Kim from East LA
McDonald's Coupons claimed by: Vallery from Montebello
Teen Expo Tickets claimed by: Karen from Montebello
 Veronica from Montebello  unclaimed : (

The winners have been emailed and I am waiting for their response.
Thanks to all for entering!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Long Hair = Free Cut at Sharkey's Cuts for Kids!

Donate your hair to Locks of Love and get a free haircut at Sharkey's!
 The Montebello Sharkey's location is now closed. Try visiting other Sharkey's locations for a free cut.
Sharkey's hair salon will provide hair donors the regular service of wash, cut, style and optional nail polish for free with a Locks of Love donation! Sharkey's will bundle the hair, cut it, and send it to Locks of Love on your behalf. 

A stylist at Sharkey's said you can measure your hair with a ruler at home or come in and they can check for you. At least 10.5 inches will be cut in all to ensure that wig makers have the length required.

Teen Party Expo: Sunday, March 13: LA Convention Center

Parents and teens looking to find ideas and resources for a coming of age party or prom can look no further than the Teen Party Expo!

The Expo is designed to give parents and teens a hands-on experience with presentations, samples, and demonstrations from 60 exhibitors. The event includes the Teen Club Expo, a separate club set up for teens to hang out and dance while parents get an idea of how a teen party can look and feel. "Golden Ticket" packages with free goods and services will be raffled off to five lucky expo visitors.

General admission is $10 and includes a raffle ticket. VIP tickets are $15, and include express check-in, email newsletter with coupons, complementary gift, and an extra raffle ticket. Children 7 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at, at the door, or for a discount visit any Warehouse Shoe Stores (WSS) where VIP tickets are sold for $12!

Check back in with me here on Saturday 3/5 or on Facebook for a chance to win a four pack of Teen Party Expo tickets!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Great idea to get the kids involved in saving electricity and money!

I found this tip on the Money Saving Mom Facebook page and had to share! It's a great idea to get older kids and teens actively involved in saving electricity! Read the article here.