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Weekly Tips for January 24, 2011

Posted on 25. Jan, 2011 in Uncategorized

I apologize for the tardiness of the tips this week, however there is a valid excuse. Four fabulous days on the Central California Coast with just my husband, exploring places we have never seen before.  If you get the opportunity to travel to the Central Coast (Santa Barbara, Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo, Seashell Scape, Chumash Lake, etc.), just start packing and go-go-go. (more…)

Weekend Stuff for October 2 & 3, 2010

Posted on 01. Oct, 2010 in For Kids, Uncategorized

There is so much happening this month, I will try to keep up. (more…)

Weekly Tips for September 6, 2010

Posted on 06. Sep, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

GREEN – GET YOURSELF BACK “INTO THE GREEN”

While on “summer break”, we all got a little lack in packaging our “beach food” and running the AC in the car on full power.  Since it is time to get everyone back into a routine, include yourself, your family, and your “green” self.   (more…)

Mexican Summer Squash Soup

Posted on 01. Aug, 2010 in Food

Ingredients:

½ cup grated Jack cheese

6-8 small squash chopped (Mexican, zucchini, yellow)

6 roma tomatoes chopped

1 med. Spanish or brown onion chopped

1 chicken bouillon square or 1 cup of chicken broth

Extra virgin Olive oil

2 cooked skinless boneless chicken breasts (optional)

Avocado (optional)

Crushed tortilla chips (optional)

In large deep skillet drizzle olive oil to lightly cover. When hot, add squash turning repeatedly. Continue cooking covered and add onions. Once onions become clear, add tomatoes and chicken bouillon. (Add chicken) Cook covered 20 minutes or until squash is completely cooked. Remove from stove and cover with Jack cheese. Cover until ready.

** This is a family recipe from a friend, so you have to eyeball if you have enough broth. There have been times I have had to add a whole can of broth or a can of chopped tomatoes with green chilies. This is the base recipe; add to it what you like.

Weekly Tips for August 1, 2010

Posted on 01. Aug, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

Well, just as we finally get some true summer weather, we roll into August! For some school starts in less than 2 weeks for others at the end of the month.  Let’s make the most of whatever time we have left and ENJOY–ENJOY–ENJOY!!  Go Dawn Patrol and have breakfast at the beach, hike that trail you have been wanting to do ALL summer, make that new recipe, eat outside EVERY night.  What are you doing to make the most of your summer break? 

GREEN - SWITCH TO SOLAR NIGHT LIGHTS (more…)

FREE Movies for Friday and Saturday nights this summer.

Posted on 08. Jul, 2010 in For Kids

In San Marcos, there are some great “old school” family movies played at San Marcos Civic Center Mall on Twin Oaks Valley Road and Mission Road. The fun part is they play the movies on the big screen by the fountain/fire pit.  You can eat at Pizza Nova outside and watch the movie or grab dinner from one of the other restaurants (sushi, burgers, Subway, coffee, frozen yogurt, etc) bring it over and watch the movie.  What a great family night or date night while enjoying a movie and cocktails.  All movies start at 8:30 pm. 

Here is a list of the movies for this summer:

Calendar

7/2/2010 Friday Superman cartoons

7/3/2010 Saturday Jaws

7/4/2010 Sunday Patriotic Videos

7/9/2010 Friday Pippi Longstockings

7/10/2010 Saturday Hairspray

7/16/2010 Friday Robot Monster

7/17/2010 Saturday Astro Boy

7/23/2010 Friday Attack of the Crab Monsters

7/24/2010 Saturday Planet 51

7/30/2010 Friday the Last Mimzy

7/31/2010 Saturday Shorts

Fun Family Events for Father’s Day weekend!

Posted on 18. Jun, 2010 in For Kids, Uncategorized

Here is one for fairies and Dads’ of lil fairies: 

Fairy Festival at Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, Ca on Saturday, June 19 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Fairies! Come celebrate summer and wear your fairy costume if you have one, or come just as you are. Create a fairy house, make fairy treasures, leave messages on the wishing bush, or shop in the Fairyland market. Don’t forget to bring your camera for a picture with the Fairy Queen. Free with admission or membership. Many free activities, small fee for some crafts.

Dinosaur Train! Saturdays & Sundays in June 10:30am at UltraStar locations. G-rated family entertainment, admission only $2.50!  www.ultrastarmovies.com/kidtoons.asp (more…)

Family Fun for Weekend of June 5, 2010 & Upcoming Summer Events

Posted on 03. Jun, 2010 in Fun

Lots to do this weekend!  Fun for the whole family and enjoy the outdoors.

Sat., June 5, 2010 2 pm – 8 pm. San Marcos Rock, Blues and BBQ at Walnut Grove Park. Admission for adults/children.

Sat., June 5, 2010 9am – 12 pm. National Trails Day at Carlsbad Oaks N. Business Park.  celebrate the value of trails in the Carlsbad community through this national event organized by the American Hiking Association.

Sat., June 5, 2010, 8:30 am to 12 pm. Free Family Hike Sunset Park in San Marcos, CA.  Meet at Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Dr., San Marcos, CA. This easy, 4-mile hike will visit the new 19-acre Sunset Park and explore the trails in the west portion of the city. Walking shoes recommended; bring water and trail snacks.

Sat., Jun 5, 2010, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, World Ocean’s Day with Hornblower Cruises. Free facepainting and storytime of “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” by Seuss. 

Sat., Jun 5, 2010, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Free Screening of  TOY STORY 2 at Museum of San Diego History in Balboa Park.

Sun. June 6, 2010, 2nd Annual Encinitas Enviroment Day in conjunction with Encinitas Enviroment Day Fair.  Free to all!  Bike Parade starts at 9am, fair begins at 10 am at Cottonwood Creek Park on Encinitas Blvd. and Vulcan Ave. on the west side of 5 frwy.

As always, check your local paper section or in San Diego, www.insidesandiego.com.  Have a great weekend.  The Summer Checklist of Activities to do with your kids is being worked on!  Should have it by the end of next week.

FREEBIES for May 20, 2010 & info. on Disneyland

Posted on 20. May, 2010 in For Kids, Fun, Uncategorized

There has been a lapse in Freebies lately, honestly there hasn’t been any great ones to pass on to you.  Here are some new Freebies and recommendation for a locals trip to Disneyland.

1. Free Energy Cliff bar, if you are a little slow these days, let this energy bar help you re-enter the race. (more…)

Weekly Tips for May 10, 2010

Posted on 10. May, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

1. GREEN - Are you getting ready for a spectacular summer vacation?  Asking yourself “How do I go green while traveling?”  Here are some ideas to make your hotel stay a little greener, try out the following:

•Reuse your towels. If you’re staying in a hotel more than one night, hanging your towel back on the rack universally means “I’ll use it again.”  That way, you’ll be conserving extra water and energy from washing an extra towel. (more…)