Renaissance Pleasure Faire

On April 8th, I was lucky to go to opening day of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire! Before they opened the gates, they had a couple of gents greeting us and welcoming us to the faire.

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When we first walked in my daughter was whisked away to paint. The gentleman asked what my daughter’s name was and he gave her a corresponding letter on paper to paint. So, adorable that the paint is inside the seashells. Very easy for her to paint since they were water colors.

Once she finished painting her letter she was greeted and given beautiful Daffodils. I truly love the attention they were giving her as if she were the only one at the entire faire but they still managed to give the same attention to other children as well, they even gave little Azalea a flower that I think she ended up eating later 🙂 girls gotta eat!

We then found our way at the maypole where there was a performance going on. I know it sounds a little daunting when it’s called the pleasure faire but they have a lot of kid friendly activities and shows. The performers at the maypole were very sweet with my child crashing their party.

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When we walked into the faire we were immediately told about the Queens College where there are a lot of crafts for kids of all ages. There is definitely a craft for everyone.

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Mask Painting- This was part of the Children’s Craft Garden

In addition to the Queens College and fun shows they have a lot of kid friendly rides like swings and they have a cute petting zoo with llamas, bunnies, fuzzy chickens and more! They even have a place for the little ones, with blocks and little toys.

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Swings

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Baby Play Area

There’s a ton a space and open areas for kids to run around and be kids. It’ll definitely make the little ones tired.

In all it was such a fun trip, Sophia Rose is 4 years old and this is up her ally with princesses and fairies. I was really taken back by her watching the shows. She wanted to sit and watch all the shows and even laughed and made comments at appropriate times. With her Autism, you never know how she’ll react or take a crowd but everything is so spread out and wide that it didn’t feel crowded.

I hope you enjoyed my view on the faire!

Tips:

  • Bring cash!! They have ATM’s but all the rides and crafts cost money and only accept cash. Most vendors accept credit cards.
  • There are quite a few porter potty’s but there are real bathrooms scattered around the faire.

 

Children under 4 years old are free! Tickets can be purchased below:
http://www.renfair.com/socal/

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YouTube Red Originals Family Premier Event

This past Wednesday (4/5/17) my friend invited me to join her at the YouTube Space in L.A. for the YouTube Red Originals Family Premiere where we would screen completely new and original content from YouTube! It seems the next obvious step for this company to make original content for our tech savvy youth. We were able to see the four newest shows coming out which are DanTDM Creates a Big Scene, Kings of Atlantis, Hyperlinked and Fruit Ninja: Frenzy Force. I’m currently a YouTube Red subscriber and highly recommend it if you don’t have it. It’s inexpensive and not only do you get what’s already on YouTube you’ll get the original content coming out and music!

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What was really exciting is that after we screened the shows DanTDM was there and did a fun Q&A with the kids. I, myself knew and recognized Dan from just his voice because my daughter LOVES watching him on Youtube. After the Q &A he went outside for a meet and greet where he signed autographs and took photos with the kids.

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Outside the space on the lawn they had yummy food and fun outdoor games like giant Jenga and bean bag toss.

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Now to the exciting part, the shows!!

One of the most interesting parts of the screening was watching the kid’s reaction from the audience. Being a mother of a child with autism I just get a kick out of kid’s reactions especially at appropriate times. At the funny parts of the show the laughter would fill the entire space, it was contagious.

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DanTDM Creates a Big Scene and Kings of Atlantis launched Friday, April 7th and Hyperlinked and Fruit Nina: Frenzy Force will launch later this year.

All series’ will be available on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app for YouTube Red subscribers.

Out Now:

DanTDM Creates a Big Scene Creates A Big Scene follows DanTDM and his group of animated friends as they battle to keep their new live show on the road. Each episode catches their behind-the-scenes exploits as they learn skills, overcome challenges and face impossible odds. Along the way, they find that putting on an epic show isn’t as easy as it looks

The Kings of Atlantis is a thrilling, fun, and epic animated series that follows the two deposed, young monarchs of the vast underwater city of Atlantis, Cody and Joe, as they seek to overthrow the brutal usurper of their kingdom, reclaim their birthright, and protect their people from his cruel reign. Each 11-minute episode will find Cody and Joe, alongside a persistent cast of misfit Atlanteans, heading on fantasy-themed underwater adventures both inside and outside the city of Atlantis, as they are pursued by the evil forces of King Phaeton. Along the way, they’ll encounter the value of friendship with all kinds of people, feel the corruption of monarchy, discover the truth of their origins, and eventually learn that just because they were once kings, doesn’t mean they can’t be something more

Coming Soon:

Fruit Ninja: Frenzy Force: Four Fruit Ninjas set up a juice stand as a front for the messiest secret service in the world.  The new Fruit Ninja characters—Seb, Niya,  Peng, and Ralph come together to fight the evil forces if Durien Grey and the Deep Fried Samurai.  They will use their Juice Jitsu skills (and perhaps some help from their own Sensei) to prevail.

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Hyperlinked: This series is inspired by a true story and stars music sensation L2M. It follows five girls as they come together to create their own website by girls for girls. They also must navigate everyday tween issues involving friends and relationships.

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If you catch any shows let me know what you think!

Easter Peep Treats

What are Easter Peep Treats you ask? The best way to describe what I made is they’re rice crispy treats made with Fruity Pebbles®. These can obviously be made anytime of year with any mold but because I bought this mold a couple years ago on clearance I thought what a perfect time to utilize them since this is the first year I’ll be hosting Easter. Fun Fact: They’re Gluten Free!!

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Things You’ll Need:

  • Butter
  • Marshmallows
  • Fruity Breakfast Cereal
  • Fun Silicon Mold

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Ingredients


8 servings 274 calories

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (10 ounce) package of marshmallows (I used Jet-puffed marshmallow)
  • 6 cups fruit-flavored breakfast cereal (I used Post Fruity Pebbles®)

Directions


  • Ready In 1 h 10 m
  • Prep time 10 m
  1. In a large pot over low heat, melt the butter.Melted Butter
  2. Gently stir the marshmallows into the butter. Stir until the butter and marshmallows are slightly blended. You’ll want to see melted marshmallow chunks.20170409_201617276_iOS
  3. Remove pan from heat, and stir in the breakfast cereal until the cereal is completely coated with the melted marshmallows.20170409_201945562_iOS
  4. Quickly place mixture in mold
  5. Cover exposed mixture with wax paper and refrigerate for 1 hour to set

  • Tips:
    • I used a silicon mold so I didn’t spray it with cooking spay if you use a pan and cut into squares use a spray
    •  The mold I used had small crevices (the beak) so I squeezed the beak till I could feel the cereal fill that space.
    • Place wax paper on mixture in the mold and use a spoon to pack the mixture into the molds.20170409_202204925_iOS

If you make these please don’t hesitate to share your photos!

Weird F-ing Cravings

Maybe cravings isn’t the right word but my sense of smell since becoming pregnant has changed and everything smells different to me now…

Now that I’m in my third trimester I’m definitely nesting which means I’m cleaning a lot! As I clean I’m getting whiffs of these cleaning products that I never would of even thought twice about. Don’t go thinking I’m sniffin’ these things like glue and getting high because I’m not. I just think they smell really good and just because I have made a list for you fine people of things that smell so damn good to me right now:

  1. Goo-gone
  2. Lemon scented Lysol wipes
  3. Brand new box of Mr. Clean erasers
  4. My laundry soap- I don’t know what the name of the scent because I never thought twice about it. I smelled it once when I originally bought it but now when I’m doing laundry I LOVE the smell so much i’ll leave the laundry room door open so it fills the house.

It’s not just cleaning supplies:

  1. Old books- oh my god really though does anything smell better than an old book?
  2. Paper- any paper
  3. Toilet paper
  4. Wood, that Home Depot lumber department, I could stand there for HOURS

Its’ not just smelling, I only bring up smell because that’s the biggest difference from my last pregnancy to this one. My last pregnancy my food cravings was Doritos Taco from Taco Bell and now I LOVE Pericarp and pith or as my friend Ashely called it Satan’s butt/ass. What is that you might ask?

Definition: the white part of the orange, technically called the pericarp, has almost as much vitamin C as does the orange fruit. The pericarp includes the white, thready material that is called the pith.

I literally cant get enough of it. I will eat six to eight of those small oranges or cuties right before bed and when I peel them I try really hard to not take off the white part. If I do accidentally take off the white part I will still eat it. A treat within a treat. So if you know I’m coming over to your house don’t be surprised if I’m in the corner sniffing your old books. So instead of hide yo kids, hide yo wife its more like hide yo old books, hide yo lumber