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Legoland Play Pass + Win 4 Free Tickets To Legoland

One of my favorite places to take my kids when we are in Southern California is Legoland. It’s perfect for their ages, and with so many things to do, we usually spend a couple of days exploring the resort. We’re planning another trip there this summer, so when Legoland reached out about their awesome Play Pass promotion, I was more than excited to share it with you. Keep reading to learn how you can pay for just one day and get the rest of the year for free – as well as a very special giveaway for FOUR tickets to the Legoland Resort!

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I have heard of some sweet Legoland deals – but this is by far the sweetest I have seen: Pay for a day – play the rest of 2016 FREE with a Legoland Play Pass! Enjoy unlimited admission to Legoland California, now through December 25, 2016, with a Legoland Play Pass on sale for a limited time. The pass must be purchased and redeemed by July 31, 2016 – so if you live in Southern California or are planning a trip in the near future – now is the time to get those tickets!

If you haven’t been before, Legoland is a pretty amazing place, with more than 60 rides, shows and attractions – and they just opened their brand new Ninjago The Ride, which my kids have been anxiously waiting for. There’s also a legit movie theater that plays The Lego Movie 4D – so if you need a break from all the running around, it’s the perfect place to stop and unwind for a bit. One of our favorite parts of the resort is the Legoland Water Park, which is an add-on to the regular admission, but totally worth it. There’s also the Sea Life Aquarium right next door, which I haven’t had a chance to visit yet but hope to soon.

There’s so much to see and do, you’ll want to spend the night at the Legoland Hotel! This hotel features a pool, dining, a lobby full of legos, and adventure themed rooms. Imagine your wildest childhood fantasies and that’s basically this hotel.

Now for the part I am most excited about! We are giving away a 4 pack of tickets to LEGOLAND Resort! These are 1-day tickets (regularly $122 each) for admission to Legoland California, Legoland Water Park, and Sea Life Aquarium. The tickets expire December 31, 2016. So get to entering below! You can even earn additional entries by referring your friends. Winner will be announced on Friday, July 15. Wishing you all the best of luck!

 

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Editor’s Note: This post was sponsored by Legoland.

My New Venture – Verity – And How You Can Join

Hi friends! A couple of months ago I hinted at something exciting I was working on, and I wanted to share with you today what that something is. I’m also going to share how you can be a part of it, so keep reading to find out more!

I’ve done a lot of soul searching this year and thought long and hard about what I want to do with my life. I seriously considered going to law or business school, and was in the midst of applying for programs when I decided to slow down and take a break. During this time, I learned some valuable advice from a little book called The Success Project, which completely changed my course: Begin with the end in mind. It was so simple, yet something I had never really done before. And, to make a long story short, I came to the realization that I should start my business this year. It’s something I had always planned to do somewhere down the line, someday. But why not now? I still wasn’t sure exactly what the business would look like – I’ve always wanted to open a cute little cafe – so maybe that? I had other ideas too. I ran them by my husband, talked about them with friends, and created Pinterest boards to help me organize my ideas.

One thing kept coming back to me, and that was some words I had written down when I was thinking about what my business (whatever it was going to be) would look like. Creative. Beautiful photography. Design. Pretty. Connecting. There were a few other words in there, but the point is that I finally decided on a business idea that combines many of my passions, including photography, design, fashion, and business.

My new venture is called Verity, and it’s an online boutique where you can shop for pretty clothes anytime! I designed my boutique for all of the busy mamas, college fashionistas, and off-duty working girls who want to look amazing without a lot of effort. Many of the pieces are all-in-one – like dresses, rompers, or jumpers – and we also provide styling ideas for how to wear them. Our motto is fun and effortless fashion for the every girl.

Right now I’m going to show you some of my favorites from the summer collection – and then I’m going to tell you how you can be a part of the fun!

Lorelai Ivory and Floral Off-Shoulder Maxi Dress

Laguna Blue and White Striped Dress

Blue Savannah Wrap Maxi Dress

The Sweetest Thing Off Shoulder Top

Clara High Low Floral Maxi Dress

Georgia Blue Off Shoulder Jumper

Samara Tomato Red Short Sleeve Romper

Dylan Denim Pinstripe Short Sleeve Romper

Rosalie Black Floral Maxi Dress

Aurelie Ivory Lace Fit and Flare Dress

Quinn Denim Stripe Jumpsuit

Hayden Black and Natural Stripe Duster Cardigan

Encinitas Gray and White Striped Maxi Dress

These are just some of my favorites, but there are so many beautiful styles I hope you will check out! I also wanted to mention that many of our pieces are designed and made right here in California.

Now, I want to tell you how you can be a part of the fun!

First, we are currently looking for bloggers and photographers to help us spread the word about our new boutique. If you are interested in collaborating, please drop us a line at hello@loveverity.com. We’ve set up an amazing rewards program that I know you will love.

If you’re not a blogger or photographer, we still want to work with you! By joining our rewards program and sharing your unique referral link – you can gift your friends 10% off their first purchase – and we will gift you $5 store credit for every friend that joins and makes a purchase using your link.

Today is our official launch party, and we are celebrating with 25% off everything in the store! Use code PARTY25 to take 25% off your purchase through Monday, July 11.

We’ve also set up our Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram accounts, and hope you will follow along.

Thanks so much for reading! I would love to hear any feedback or ideas. You can email me at hello@loveverity.com with any questions, comments, or suggestions.

 

Kati Dias - Daisy Tribe California blog

Daisy Tribe Philosophy – Admire Beauty

Admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own.

 

I saw this quote on Pinterest and had to share. I think this is something that we all struggle with. It’s easy to get caught up in comparisons, especially in this highly visual, digital world that we live in. This quote is a great reminder that we all have things that make us unique and beautiful!

3 Easy Styling Tips For Warm-Weather Style

I can’t believe summer is just around the corner. I’ve been dreaming of sunny blue skies and beach days for months. I’ve also been checking out all of the gorgeous clothes that are hitting the racks. (Bring me all the floral sun dresses!)

To help you get ready for summer, I’m partnering with Stella Carakasi for their free Work Your Wardrobe webcast on May 3rd. I’ll be joining Stella’s lead stylist Yarra, as well as some other bloggers, to talk about strategies for warm-weather dressing. Among other things, we’ll be covering three key topics, including: how to layer like a pro in the warm summer months; how to balance your silhouette so you always feel your best; and how to stay current while keeping within your personal budget.

 

The webcast is May 3rd at 5:30 pm PT / 8:30 pm ET. In addition to the best ideas to help you feel and look your best, you’ll also learn how you can get a free personal style session with Stella’s lead stylist, Yarra! I would love for you to join us by signing up right here.

If you’ve never heard of Stella Carakasi, please do yourself a favor and watch the video below. I love this brand for its philosophy, the eco fabrics they use, and the way the clothes fit as though they were custom made just for you. To top it all off, Stella and her entire team are an incredibly genuine, dynamic group of people who are so much fun to work with!

If you’re joining us for the webcast, let me know if you have any specific questions related to warm weather style, so that we can be sure to include them. In case you missed the link, you can click here to register now.

Spring Mini Market at Accident and Artifact

If you’re looking for something to do in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend, you might want to check out Accident and Artifact’s newest popup – the Spring Mini Market – showcasing four of San Francisco’s local purveyors of vintage jewelry, women’s fashion, skincare, and handbags.

 

 

The party starts on Friday, March 4th with the Party and Play Reception, which includes mini makeovers, refreshments and goody bags. RSVP for your free tickets at EventBrite.

From Friday March 4th to Sunday March 6th, stop by anytime between 11 am to 7 pm to shop organic skincare from Ziesche Modern Apothecary, chic handbags and fine jewelry from CAKE, statement costume jewels from Sasha Maks Vintage, and women’s fashion from up-and-coming designer Kajan Cake.

Hope to see you there!

 

Currently Obsessed-Jord Wooden Watches

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Jord watch really close I’m currently obsessing over this gorgeous Cora watch from Jord. Can you blame me? I mean look at these warm tones and textures, I can’t stop drooling over it! It’s made mostly of Hawaiian Koa wood with a beautiful rose gold face and Swarovski crystal markers, understated yet chic. It goes with every outfit in my closet and it’s so comfortable I can wear it all day long. I also love that Jord values sustainability which is truly refreshing. When you go to their website and click on materials, it tells you the sustainability factor of each type of wood used to construct the watches in their collection. They also let you know exactly where their wood is sourced from, something this California girl appreciates.

jord watch backWhen you flip the watch over, the back of it is made of a luxurious sapphire glass so you can see the delicate inner workings of the mechanical pieces – it’s so unique and mesmerizing. What makes the sapphire glass even more awesome, is the fact that it is second only to diamonds as the hardest and most scratch resistant materials on earth. How cool is that?

Jord watch in boxThe wooden box that it came in is so lovely and a perfect place to store it in. It looks handmade and well crafted, just like the watch itself. Included with the watch were extra links in case it did not fit perfectly. This extra detail immediately made me feel like they really care about their customers. That along with the fact that the first watch they sent had a tiny ding in the wood and even though it was very minor, I almost didn’t even mention it, they had me send it back. I was so surprised at how quickly they replaced it with a brand new one! They wanted me to be completely happy with my watch. Their customer service is incredible and I was very satisfied with the care they took.

Jord Watch DT FaceI wear my watch almost daily, and it has become one of my favorite accessories. In the winter, the last thing I want to put on is a cold metal watch, the wood on this watch is so warm and inviting. It’s the perfect holiday gift for yourself (wink, wink) or a loved one. The craftsmanship and attention to detail is impeccable, truly an amazing timepiece I know I will be treasuring for years to come.

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Lanae Bond - Your pictures are beautiful and your watch is lovely. I can see why you love it so much.

Kid Style – Girls Capsule Wardrobe With H&M

I was at H&M the other day doing some quick shopping for my two littles. They have the cutest clothes for girls, and I scooped up some adorable things for my preschool daughter. I love that they have so many pieces that you can mix and match, making the outfit possibilities almost endless. For today’s post, I created a capsule wardrobe for a preschool to elementary aged girl that is stylish, comfortable, and easy on the wallet. The wardrobe includes two dresses, three tees, two sweaters, one cardigan, and five bottoms. I also added a few accessories, including two pair of shoes, a crown headband, and a knit hat for cooler days. I calculated all of the different ways you can mix these pieces and concluded that your little one will have a different outfit to wear for every day of the month! Many of these items can easily transition through different seasons as well. I’ve included links to the H&M website to make it easier for you to shop this post if you see something you like.

From Top Left:   Floral Jersey Dress   |   Crown Headband   |   Cotton Ballet Flats   |   Butterfly Top   |  Gray Leggings       Patterned Cotton Blouse   |   Fine Knit Cardigan   |   Slim Fit Pants   |   2-pack Tees (not pictured, but included in budget)

From Top Left:   Patterned Dress   |   Knit Cap   |   Cat Top   |   Stripe Leggings   |   Panda Treggings   |   Bunny Hightops       Black Leggings

 

P.S.- If you love primary colors more, check out this post from last fall with Mini Boden!

 

Amazing Caramel Flan Recipe

My kids recently had flan for dessert after a meal at a local Mexican restaurant and have been begging me to make it for them ever since. Flan is a unique dessert in that it appears on the dessert menus of many different countries and for that reason, there are many variations of this classic dessert. I grew up eating my mom’s flan which was extremely light and silky in texture and the flan the kids had at this particular Mexican restaurant was smooth, but the texture resembled more of custard. After doing some research on the internet, I decided to try out Rick Bayless’ recipe for Classic Flan. Initially I was concerned that using condensed milk would make the flan too dense, but I was proven wrong. Although the baking process was certainly very labor intensive, the finished product was beautiful and it tasted even better than it looked.

CARAMEL FLAN

1 cup sugar
1 ½ cups milk
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
3 large eggs
4 large egg yolks
1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

– Preheat oven to 325 degrees and place the oven rack in the middle section.

– Heat 4 cups water to a light simmer and set to the side.

– Pour ¾ cup of sugar into a small saucepan and slowly pour 1/3 cup of water over the sugar, evenly moistening the sugar.

– Heat on medium-high until mixture comes to a full boil, then reduce the heat to medium/medium low and boil without stirring until liquid begins to turn a golden color.

– Slowly swirl the pan over the heat until the syrup becomes deep amber in color, then pour the caramel sauce into your flan dish (I used a glass Pyrex pie dish).

– In another sauce pan, mix the remaining sugar, milk and condensed milk over medium heat. Stir until it begins to simmer, then remove from heat.

– Whisk the eggs and egg yolks in a separate bowl, then mix in the heated milk mixture and vanilla to the egg mixture.

– Pour this mixture into a strainer to get rid of all the air bubbles and pour into your baking mold/dish.

– Put the flan on a large baking sheet and then pour warm water into the baking sheet (the water reached about half the height of my pie dish).

– Bake the flan for about one hour, then let it cool for another hour in the warm water bath. Refrigerate at least four hours before serving.

– Enjoy!

 

 

*Adapted from recipe by Rick Bayless for Frontera Grill.

~ Carmen ~ - Oh my. This flan looks marvelous. I’ve never made flan before, only had my boyfriend’s mom’s version. YUM! :]

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Mandy - This looks great. I want to pull it out of my computer screen and take a bite!