Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dia de los Ninos: Montebello Library, Tuesday, 4/30

Friday, April 26, 2013

Doo Dah Parade: Pasadena, Saturday, 4/27

Celebrate whimsy in the 36th annual Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena on Saturday, April 27.

The parade begins at the corner of Colorado Blvd at San Gabriel at 11am and travels east to Altadena Drive and heads back to the starting line.

Street parking is available. Bring foldable chairs for comfort or bring a towel or blanket and sit on the curb.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer @ Beverly Lanes, 2013

This summer 2014 season kids can bowl for  3 games a day with shoe rental, Monday-Friday from Memorial Day through Labor Day at Beverly Lanes in Montebello and all AMF bowling lanes throughout the country for less than $22!

Visit and register your children 15 years and younger. The Summer Pass is valid for three games and shoe rental Monday-Friday anytime before 5pm, from May 26, Memorial Day, through September 1, Labor Day! Similar adult passes are $26.95.

AMF Beverly Lanes
1201 W. Beverly Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Disney on Ice Ticket Giveaway!!!


In celebration of Spring I have seven Disney on Ice Tickets to give away on Facebook!

To enter share a Montebello Mom post or Montebello Mom's page on your Facebook wall and ask your friends to "like" Montebello Mom on Facebook too!

I'll randomly pick a new follower to give a set of  three tickets to the Disney on Ice show. I'll message the winner and ask who recommended them to my Facebook page, whoever made the recommendation will win a set of four tickets to the show!

The show is Thursday, May 2, 7:30 at the Long Beach Arena. Parking, $10, is not included.

The giveaway period ends when I pick a new Facebook follower on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 11:45pm.

For Montebello Mom's giveaway policies click here.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Youth Bowling League, Sign up Now at Beverly Lanes!

The bowling alley is starting a new youth league in July. Kids bowl three games each week, including shoe rental, for only $10 a week.
Bowling is a great sport for any child, but it's especially great for kids that are not a good fit for contact or team sports. Kids compete individually and can set goals such as beating their own high score. The alley manager said, "No one sits on the bench. In bowling, every child plays every game."
I like that parents have chairs to sit in while the children play and there is no worry about weather ruining a game.
For information about enrolling your child in the bowling league, contact AMF Beverly Lanes at 323-728-9161, 1201 W. Beverly Blvd, Montebello, 90640.
The dates are old, but a new league started on 7/20/13, kids can sign up and jump into the mix anytime. I heard it's really fun!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Kid's Fest: Beverly Lanes, Saturday, 4/20

Visit's booth at KID'S FEST for a chance to win a year long Family Membership to the Los Angeles Zoo!

Kid's Fest!
Saturday, April 20
AMF Beverly Lanes
1201 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello
All kids will be treated to one free hour of bowling and complimentary shoe rental.
All kids are welcome! Toddlers through teens!
Vendors and local organizations, including, will be there with informational booths and free goodies.
For more information call AMF Beverly Lanes at 323-728-9161.


Her entry was randomly chosen and she is the winner of the L.A. Zoo family membership!
Thanks to all who attended Kid's Fest and to all old and new readers of!

A special thanks to the Los Angeles Zoo for donating the membership! You can purchase a Family Deluxe Membership for regular Family Membership prices with Montebello Mom's special code! More details here.


George Lopez in Montebello at Costco! 4/20

George Lopez will be at the Montebello Costco
Saturday, April 20 from 2-4pm.
He will be signing bottles of delicious AsomBroso Tequila!
Just in time for summer! Sweet!

Spring Cleaning with the Shops at Montebello

It's Spring! The weather has been wonderful and I love seeing my neighbors outside watering their lawns and people driving with the windows down.

Spring also means it's time to clean! For me that means going through the kid's clothes, matching lids to bowls in the Tupperware drawer, dusting every nook and cranny, and lots and lots of organizing.

The Shops at Montebello gave me a $50 Visa gift card and the assignment to get some spring cleaning done! I decided to use the gift card to tackle the toughest room in the house, my husband's bathroom, and give it a much needed makeover.

The room is small, barely 6'x7', which means that organization is the key to keeping the room in order at all times. As you can see from the before photos the shelves need the most attention and lack a decorative flair. You can see my handiwork in the after photos.
BEFORE                                AFTER

 I spruced up the room by tossing out empty containers, dusting the shelves, giving everything a once over with a cleaner and paper towel, organizing the reading material, mopping, and stocking two shelves with extra supplies.
BEFORE                              AFTER 
To give it that extra special touch I made a trip to the Shops at Montebello mall with my Visa Gift Card and found some great things to spruce up the room at JCPenney, Bath & Body Works, & Hallmark.
 I purchased  towels, a basket to hold hygiene items, foaming hand soap, body wash, and a personalized photo frame for decoration. 
The whole makeover took less than an hour to complete. Total cost $59.43!
Here is a detailed list of my purchases:
One of a Kind Creations Framed Collage, $19.95. Hallmark.

I love this, it's my absolute favorite! At first glance this looks like nice frame, but it's so much more! It's actually a photo gift! Under the backing is a code that allows you to go online, upload photos, and customize the picture you see in the frame with photos of your family! Printing and shipping is included in the price, so there is no additional cost from Shutterfly. Processing and shipping takes about a week, so this is definitely a gift you want to plan ahead for. 
Click here to see more about this product line.
**Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28, Hallmark is having an OPEN HOUSE and this Photo Gift will be 20% off**

Pics 'n' Props is another new line from Hallmark & Shutterfly.

It's a kit that includes a frame, code for Shutterfly photo processing, and a prop that you have the kids hold for a homemade photo shoot. This product absolutely blew me away! With this kit anyone can seem like a professional.

 Click here to learn more about the Pics 'n' Props line available at Hallmark.
**Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28, Hallmark is having an OPEN HOUSE and this Photo Gift will be 20% off**

If I received this as a gift I would think that my husband went out and made a sign, had the kids hold it, developed the photo, found a frame, and wrapped it all up for me, when in reality it was a kit! I would never know the difference and in my mind I would put him on a higher pedestal! 


Another Pics 'n' Props kit available at Hallmark.

This one is for Grandma. It comes with a frame, Shutterfly code, and three signs that say "We", "Love", "Grandma". There were kits for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthdays, and a newborn Baby's first year too!
Click here to learn more about the Pics 'n' Props line.
**Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28, Hallmark is having an OPEN HOUSE and this Photo Gift will be 20% off**

Striped hand towel,$2.40. Striped wash cloth, $1.60. JCPenney.

I really like these towels, I found them in the clearance section and they have a waffle weave type pattern in the cotton that make it feel luxurious, and reminds me of a 5-star hotel bathroom.
I used a 20% off e-mail coupon for this purchase.

Royal Velvet Bath Towels, 100% Cotton, 30"x54", $11.20 each. JCPenney.

When I unfolded these towels they reached from my chin to the floor!
I used a 20% off e-mail coupon for this purchase.

Bath & Body Works collection for men.

A large portion of the wall is devoted to products for men. They offer hair/body wash, lotion, cologne, deodorant spray, and shaving cream in a range of fragrances.
Currently the men's products are Buy 3, get 2 free or Buy 2, get 1 free. 

Medium Wooden Basket, 8"x7"x4.5", $6.50. Bath & Body Works.

They also carry a larger wooden basket, and are available in a bright pink too!

Foaming Hand Soap, Sea Island Cotton fragrance, $5.50.
2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash: Noir fragrance, $11. FREE! Bath & Body Works.

I used a coupon I found at Guest Services in Center Court for a Free Signature Collection Item with a $10 purchase. The hand soap and basket came out to $12, making the body wash free!

A special thanks to the Shops at Montebello for sponsoring this Spring Cleaning shopping trip!

Shops at Montebello Visa gift cards are available at Guest Services in Center Court and can be used anywhere Visa is accepted.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lemon Festival: Upland, 4/26-4/28

When life gives you lemons, have a lemon festival! In it's 15th year, Upland Lemon Festival promises families a fun weekend including rides, food, crafts, music, and lemons!

Interested parties can audition for the "Lemon Idol Contest", Thursday 4/18, or Saturday, 4/20 or register to enter the "Lemon Dessert Contest", deadline to enter is Friday, 4/19. Contestants can also pucker up and enter the pie eating contest, there is one scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

Admission to the Festival is free. Ride tickets, food, and lemon-related souvenirs are available for purchase. 50% off pre-sale ride tickets are available for purchase.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Guest Appreciation Day at Baskin Robbins! $1, $2, & $3 Treats! 4/23 - 4/25

Take the kids for an afterschool treat at Baskin Robbins during Guest Appreciation Days and enjoy discounted treats!
$1 Soft Serve Cones
$2 Double Scoop Cones & Small 31 Below
$3 Small Cappuccino Blasts, Small Milkshakes, & 2-scoop sundaes
Tuesday, April 23 - Wednesday, April 24 - Thursday, April 25

Montebello PAL Basketball League Sign Up Information

Friday, April 12, 2013

Free Cinnabon Bites on Tax Day, 4/15!

The Cinnabon location at the Shops at Montebello Mall is participating. I took my daughter two years ago to this event and the Bites were delicious!

Stop by for free Bites on Monday, April 15, from 6-8pm.
Free Cinnabon Bites!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Chivas USA Meet & Greet + Free Chivas Tickets w/ Purchase @ Shops at Montebello Mall

Spend $100 at any retailer(s) at the Shops at Montebello and receive a four-pack of tickets to see a Chivas USA game! Visit Guest Services at Center Court or call 323-722-8454, ext. 7, for more information.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Living History Day: Pio Pico Park, Whittier, 4/20

Living History Day
Pio Pico Park & Adobe
Saturday, April 20
11:00 - 4:00


Visitors can enjoy games, demonstations, tours, and docents in period costumes.

The park is reguarly open Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 - 4:00pm. The adobe is open from 10:00 - 3:30pm.

For more information visit: Note: The website hasn't been updated in a while, but I called today and the docent said it would be updated in a few weeks and it will include information about the Living Histtory Day.