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Monday, May 28, 2012

Newport Beach

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Newport Beach for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

One of the many perks of being a teacher is having a long two-month vacation, and ours start on the first week of June! Woohoo! My two girls can’t wait to hit the road for a long-awaited summer get-away! By the mention of summer, the beach is the first thing that comes to our mind!

 Like us, you’re probably in search of a getaway destination that will exceed your vacation expectations. In search of pristine waters, unparalleled views, family outings that are fun for all and a resort that renders a relaxing environment?  Newport Beach boasts an ambiance where “SoCal sophistication” meets “laid back beach town.” This balanced beach destination provides the most rewarding experience for the family in search of a carefree vacation spot.

Feel like a local in this idyllic seaside destination that is widely celebrated for its natural beauty and vibrant yachting community. Enjoy the views alongside stylish accommodations, eclectic coastal cuisine and upscale shopping.Your family will feel right at home in the quaint city of Newport Beach.

The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach hotel currently has promotion for families: Buy one room at full price, receive a connecting room for kids 18 and under at 50% off. The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is a resort-style bayside destination on 26 acres and boasts 3-pools and whirlpools, shuffle board, ping pong, a 9-hole, par-3 golf course. Call 800-233-1234 and mention the Family Plan to book today!
 
What are your favorite beach activities? Watching the sunset, riding beach cruisers, having a picnic, beach volleyball.. Which do you think your family would love to try at Newport Beach?

Visit the website now and check out the kids summer camps: from sailing to surfing to Star Wars and Harry Potter, the city of Newport Beach offers hundreds of camps for kids ages three and up. Which activities would your kids love to experience this summer?

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Yam's Bedroom

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Leviton for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

This summer, one of the items in the long to-do list  is Yam's room. It's about time we  redo her  room. She has outgrown the butterflies in her bed sheets and the flowers on her walls. We are thinking of repainting the walls from pink to red/orange. She wants something bold and bright.




She wants to do most of the things herself -pretty much how she and her sisters did with her room the first time they painted and decorated it. Like last time, we  guide her in making decisions, but we step aside when it comes to the hands-on task, so she can fully experience most the job. She wants to change almost everything including the old butterfly  light switch has to go.

As early as now, Yam has been excitedly checking stuff online. She enjoys  browsing around for little things like  curtains, pillows and pillow cases and such. She discovered several notable sites. One of which is   Renu

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As seen on the DIY Network, Leviton’s newest product: Renu® is the smart new way to update the look of a room in a snap, now and later.

If decorating is your passion, you’ll love Renu®! The Renu® collection includes: -Switches -Combination switches   - wall plates  -   dimmers  -Tamper Resistant Outlets -Tamper Resistant GFCI Outlets -QuickPort Connectors. All of which have faces you can update yourself whenever you’re ready for a new look. Available in 20 popular paint colors, Renu® products can blend in or contrast with a room’s walls or trim. Renu® turns the electrical device into a decorative, easy to change accessory. When only the perfect color will do, Renu®!

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Lastly, Leviton is hosting a twitter event on May 2nd at 9pm EST. By participating, you'll get the chance to win 2 sets of Broadway tickets as a grand prize for the twitter!

Join in on the fun and see if you'll win! Just follow @Leviton and #Renu for the twitter events and you can have possibly win some Home Depot gift cards!  Don't forget to follow Leviton on Facebook

We can't wait for summer break to start so we can begin decorating Yam's room. The countdown begins!

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