Wednesday, October 30, 2013

KIDS EAT FREE on Halloween!!!

Souplantation: Kids Eat Free! Promotion valid for kids 12 and under. No costumes required.
One free kid's meal per paid adult entrée. Valid Monday, 10/28 - Thursday, 10/31. This advertisement was in the newspaper.
 Free Pumpkin Pie at IKEA Covina for anyone dressed in Halloween Costume on 10/31!!!
Sizzler!!! Kids in costume eat free with purchase of an an adult entrée and beverage.
I received this information in an email from Sizzler.  
Krispy Kreme, free doughnut to anyone dressed in costume!!!
All kids 12 and under in costume get a free Scary Face Pancake from 7am-10pm.
Free Jamba Kids Smoothies for kids from 2-7pm.
Too busy to go to a restaurant on Halloween? Feed your kids for free every day of the week at local restaurants, click here for a list of KIDS EAT FREE restaurants.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Taste of the Town Event: Montebello, Friday, 11/8

Taste of the Town
Culinary Extravaganza & Auction
Friday, November 8, 2013
6:00 - 9:00PM
Bagramian Hall
900 W. Lincoln Avenue, Montebello
Sample delights from over 20 local restaurants, fine wine and sprit tasting, wonderful live entertainment, and enthusiastic betting at our live auction. Discounted tickets available before November 1st. For more information visit  

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Teen Fashion Show: Shops at Montebello Mall, Sunday, 10/27

The first 100 guests to line up for the Teen Fashion Show will receive a free goodie bag!

From the Shops at Montebello webpage:
"Join The Shops at Montebello and Quinceañera Magazine for a Teen Fashion Show on Sunday, October 27th from 2pm to 4pm in Center Court. There will be a fashion show, giveaways, prizes, and a special meet and greet by Miguelito and Quinceañera Magazine cover girl Judy. Don't miss out on all of the fun!"

Children's Fall Harvest Festival: Rancho Los Alamitos, Sunday, 10/27


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Halloween Fair: Golf n' Stuff, Norwalk, 10/26


Monster 500 Card Giveaway: Toys R Us, 10/26 & 10/27

Visit any Toys R Us store on Saturday, 10/26 or Sunday, 10/27 for a Monster 500 trading card! This event is intended for ages 6 and older. Supplies are limited. Events and giveaways only occur at regular Toys R Us locations, they do not occur at Express or Outlet stores.

Halloween Craft & Parade: Michaels Stores, Saturday, 10/26, 10-11:30am

Michaels Kids Club is celebrating Halloween! For $2, kids can decorate a treat bag, get candy, get their face painted, and join a Halloween parade! Each session runs for 30 minutes.

Halloween Craft & Fun
Saturday, October 26
10am - 11:30am
Michaels Stores

Albert Einstein Performance: East L.A. Library, Tuesday, 10/22

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Halloween Event: Montebello Performing Arts Center, Saturday, 10/19

Halloween Fun in Montebello!

A special thanks to Facebook friend, Jeanette Reyes, for sharing this event with me!


Squatchi: How did I ever live without it?

Recently a manager at Kid's Foot Locker, informed me that my youngest was developing bunions because her shoes were 1.5 sizes too small. Bunions! I didn't even know what they were! I thought everyone had a big bony bump on the inside of their feet at the end of their big toe. I was a neglectful parent. I was so ashamed I bought her an expensive pair of Nikes on the spot.

Not wanting to be embarrassed again I researched shoe sizers online. The metal ones like in the shoe stores cost over $60. It's no wonder the clerks keep it behind the counter! I kept searching and I then came across the mother of multiple children's dream come true, the Squatchi!

Euro Squatchi in Blue. American Squatchi in Green.
The American sizing Squatchi measures kid's feet from baby size 1 though big kid size 5.
The Euro sizing Squatchi measures from 16-37.

For less than $20 I can measure my kid's feet anytime without going to the shoe store. I can buy shoes online, make impulse purchases with confidence, and check for growth spurts in a moment's notice! The Squatchi definitely makes my life easier.

From now on a Squatchi will be my go-to gift for baby showers and young kid birthdays. The Squatchi is a must have for parents with little kids or multiple children. It's made of thick strong plastic and comes in bright colors (blue, green, orange, pink) making it hard to lose in the closet.

Squatchi is available for purchase on, Buy through any of my links on this page and you can help support with your purchase! Shipping is free on with a $25 order. As a parent you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Free Legos at "Bricktober": Toys R Us, Saturday, 10/19

Visit any Toys R Us store on Saturday, October 19 from Noon-2pm for a special "Bricktober" event. Lego is also giving away free Legos with the purchase of specific Lego items. Supplies are limited.
Events occur at regular Toys R Us locations, they do not occur at Express or Outlet stores.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Trade in your Used Books & other Media for Cash!

Used Books from a Library Sale.
My kids do a lot of reading. I like to buy discounted children's books at library sales, yard sales, and through Scholastic Club Warehouse Sales. The past few years I've traded in my books for credit at the Dollar Book Fair at the Shops at Montebello mall.

I had a pile of 20 children's books from a recent kid-room clean out and I took them over to Half Off Books, a used book store in Uptown Whittier. I was given $4 cash for the sale which is equivalent to the amount of credit I would have received at Dollar Book Fair.

I like the idea of getting cash for my books, but just like in Vegas, I should have quit while I was ahead. I ended up buying $6 worth of books to take home, leaving me down $2! My kids loved what I picked up for them though, so I thought it was worth the drive.

Half Off Books' Facebook page has this as a description of the store:
"Half Off Books Records Films pays cash for books, magazines, Manga, comics, records, CDs, Blu-Rays, DVDs, audiobooks, software, collectible items, textbooks, and anything else printed or recorded except newspapers, and we always offer these products at half off the published retail price or less!!
 Teachers and Librarians will always receive discounts, and Half Off Books will regularly support and donate to local schools and hospitals. We will also actively support eco-friendly causes."

Pet Costume Contest: Petco, Saturday, 10/26

Pet Costume Contest at Petco on Saturday, 10/26/13.
1425 N Montebello Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 724-3194