Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Giveaway: A CleanRest Complete Pillow Encasement

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Amazing Ice Cream and Cupcakes from B. Candy in Corona Del Mar!

Time to check out B. Candy in Corona Del Mar! Not only do they carry candy but they make their own ice cream and cupcakes! And who doesn't like ice cream, cupcakes and candy?
Looks like Elsa enjoys ice cream from here!
So many choices! Such a great selection of candy!
It's also lots of eye candy! But we are here to try the freshly made ice cream and cupcakes!
Started with the chocolate covered potato chips and caramel ice cream. The ice cream is so rich and creamy and the flavors all work great together!
Then we moved to the Lucky Charms ice cream! Think of this as frozen cereal! That rich and creamy ice cream with Lucky Charms is another winner!
Cookie Monster ice cream! Look at those chunks of cookie crumbled into that fantastic house made ice cream! A new favorite for me!
Cinnamon Toast Crunch works perfectly like the Lucky Charms ice cream! Now I want Cap'n Crunch ice cream!
Pink Grapefruit Sorbet was surprisingly great! I'm not a fan of anything sour and this was a nice mix of sweet and sour! Nice and light and I would be happy to have this one again!
Blood Orange Sorbet is a sweet sorbet. The lightness of being a sorbet works really well here.
Just Vanilla is probably the richest and smoothest vanilla I have ever had!
Peppermint Stick is even better than the peppermint ice cream they have at Disneyland during the holidays. Bigger pieces of peppermint and a creamier ice cream make this the best peppermint stick ice cream!
Whoppers ice cream combines one of my favorite chocolate candies with ice cream! Another great ice cream to enjoy here!
Butter Pecan was so rich and creamy!
Coffee Toffee is perfection! Coffee is probably my favorite ice cream flavor and then combine it with rich toffee and it's all that i need to be happy!
Nutella Shortbread is giving that coffee toffee serious competition! Chunks of shortbread with that sweet nutella in a perfect mix!

After filling up on ice cream and sorbet, it was time to try the cupcakes!
Then it was time to try each of their cupcakes they had that day.

I will tell you that I completely failed by not taking a photo of the rolo cupcake on its own! But imagine a rolo on top of the cupcake and a melted cupcake inside the cupcake with chocolate frosting on top!
Birthday Cake cupcake with bubble gum! The moist cupcake and bubble gum took me back to a time when all I would eat was bubble gum ice cream! A great start to my cupcake journey!
Pink Velvet cupcake was up next! Now any velvet cake doesn't do much for me these days but this pink velvet was mixed with melted chocolate chips that took this to a different level! This was an easy cupcake to devour!
Oreo cupcake was perfect! Chunks of Oreo's with that moist cake and topped with cream, chocolate and an Oreo was fantastic!
Coconut Cream Pie cupcake is the cupcake of the week! They change out one of their cupcakes every week so you never know what you may find! The coconut cream pie is amazing and the graham cracker on top is the icing on the cake!
Cinnamon Toast Crunch cupcake is the best cupcake ever! The cinnamon toast crunch topping with the moist cupcake is heaven! Then the awesome cinnamon toast crunch crouton on top balances all the flavors together!

Fantastic service combines with a huge assortment of candy, amazing house made ice cream and cupcakes makes this a wonderful place to visit time and time again!

To learn more, check out their web site:

  • B. Candy
  • 3100 E Coast Hwy

Corona Del MarCA 92625


Mon11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tue11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Emma Watson is Disney¹s Belle in new Beauty and the Beast

Emma Watson is Disney’s Belle in new Beauty and the Beast

Actress Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action interpretation of Beauty and the Beast. The film is directed by Bill Condon and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Production is anticipated to begin later this year.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Vehicle Review: 2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring FWD

It's time for the first vehicle review of 2015! This time it is the 2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring FWD compact SUV! I was not planning on test driving this vehicle at the OC Auto Show last year but I am so glad that I did! This is a fantastic vehicle and perfect for driving the family around or just going out for a night on the town.

As soon as my foot hit the accelerator, I feel in love with this vehicle and so will you. The 2015 Mazda CX-5 handles more like a car than a SUV. If this is the soccer mom vehicle, then you better get two because dad will want to drive this one as well. Plus, with SkyActive technology, this compact SUV gets combined 27 MPG with 25 in the City and 32 on the highway. That makes this one of the best fuel economy vehicles in its class!
Sporty good looks make this SUV stand out! The Soul Red Metallic color of the vehicle helps the 2015 Mazda CX-5 stand out as well! The 19-inch alloy wheels are perfect!
The HID headlights are super bright and throw out enough light for four lanes of traffic. Driving at night has never felt safer with the road so easily seen. The side mirrors offer one of my favorite safety features, the Blind Side Monitoring (BSM) system.
Plush seats up front are roomy and supports your body while driving. Trust me, you will appreciate the sports designed seats when you test out the handling of the CX-5. The seats feel like they hug your body. Mazda takes its rich racing heritage seriously, even for a family vehicle.
The interior is large and spacious! All the controls are easily within reach! The 2015 Mazda CX-5 is in fact the only compact SUV to offer my favorite feature, the push to start button as part of their standard package!
The dashboard gauges are simple and easy to read.
The 5.8-inch color touchscreen entertainment/navigation system is handy. You also get a backup camera. Entertainment options include AM/FM radio, Pandora, Sirius, a CD player and to play any audio on your phone. The navigation system is powered by TomTom.
Climate controls are simply and straight forward.

Your rear passengers will find a ton of leg room waiting for them.
The smooth lines continue to the back of the vehicle.
Look at all that space in the back! There is more than enough room for groceries, or luggage or to carry whatever you want to.
You also have a full size spare tire.
Super easy pull tabs easily drop the second row seats for additional storage space. This is probably the easiest way to drop seats I have seen in a SUV.
You will want to take your 2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring FWD everywhere! It looks great at any venue, whether it is a night out on the town to take in the latest play or simply driving the kids to school.
Shopping at night at the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.
Dropping friends off at the airport or here at ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Tranrsportation Intermodal Center) in Anaheim. The lights can be changed to any color. This night the building is Orange as it was the night that longtime Anaheim Ducks player Teemu Selanne retired. He is the first Duck player to have his number retired.
Good night from ARTIC!

One of my favorite SUV's to drive! Great handling and performance in and around the Orange County area! Head-turning looks and fantastic fuel economy makes this the compact SUV for you and your family!

The 2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring starts at $25, 795 but my review vehicle came in at $30, 910.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Rumor Patrol: First Floor of Innoventions to become Disneyland 60th Exhibit?

The latest rumor is that the bottom floor of the Innoventions building in Tomorrowland will close and become an exhibit to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland. This conceptual art is from an idea from the 50th that never happened. I do not know the source of this artwork. I wonder if this is what the 60th exhibit will look like?
From the concept art, it looks like a fun tribute to the history of the park. It shows that the area is laid out like the park and there are tributes to each of the lands.
Lots of artwork and props appear to be on display.
This will be a great look into the past.
I'm not sure where this last piece of concept art is from. I don't know if this is for another venue that the exhibit could go or if it's the entrance into the exhibit. At any rate I would love to see an exhibit on the history of the park.

What do you think? Is this just another rumor or will this happen?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Craft Time: Disney's Frozen Printable Valentines

What You'll Need
Regular paper or cardstock
Pen, pencil or fine-point tip marker
How To Make It
  • 1
    Print the page on regular paper or cardstock. Cut the cards out, fill in the information and give them to classmates, friends or loved ones.
Cutting should be done by an adult.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Baymax was named the Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day™!

BURBANK, CAJanuary 21, 2015 – After much deliberation and even more hugging, Baymax, the lovable personal companion robot and star of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s action-packed comedy adventure and Academy Award® Nominated film “Big Hero 6,” was today named Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day™!

The coveted award was presented by the Ambassador of Hugs, Kevin Zaborney, founder and creator of National Hugging Day.™ Baymax humbly accepted the award from his residence in San Fransokyo where he attributed the honor to his “non-threatening, huggable design” and said he looks forward to spending the upcoming year giving and receiving hugs from all.

The Most Huggable Character Award coincides with this month’s National Hugging Day™ held annually on January 21. National Hugging Day™ was created to encourage people around the world show more affection in public. There is only one way you are supposed to celebrate the holiday: offer a hug to anyone and everyone you want. If you plan on hugging Baymax, however, please be sure to empty your pockets of any and all sharp objects first.

Past winners of the Most Huggable Awards have included Joan Rivers who wrote after receiving her award, "I'm tempted to start saying 'Can we hug?' instead of 'Can we talk'" alluding to her participating in a telephone company ad; Jeff Ondash (aka Teddy McHuggins); Tessla Queen (; and Mata Amritanandamayi (Kerela, India known as the "Hugging Saint").

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