For the girl who has everything

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Looking for unique gift ideas for women this holiday season? Let me share one of my favorite products EVER: Dry Divas designer shower caps! LOVE. Enter Dry Divas coupon code TINYORANGES for 10% off your order and stock up now on holiday gifts!

This is seriously the best gift idea for both little girls and women of all ages. Especially for the girl who has everything, because who couldn’t use a designer shower cap?

I love this product and use it just about every other day. It is perfect for the times when you need to shower, but don’t want to wash your hair.

They are super high quality. I have used my Dry Divas cap multiple times a week for over two years and it is still like brand new.

I loved mine so much, I bought both of my girls a Little Divas child shower cap, which they also use all. of. the. time. Plus, there is nothing cuter than seeing your little girl in one of these caps!

They come in so many darling fabrics, and all are embellished with a little “bling” to bring out the diva in all of us.

Look at just a few of the cute designs…


Dry Divas Gift Sets 

In addition to their super cute high quality shower caps, Dry Divas also carries a line of spa bands and cosmetic bags.

Packaging a coordinating spa band, shower cap and cosmetic bag would be the best beauty gift set for anyone!


Dry Divas Party Favors

Last summer one of my best friends celebrated her 40th so we did a little spa day to celebrate and gave these as spa party favors. The ladies went CRAZY for them. I still get comments today on how much everyone uses theirs. I think these would be such a great bridal party gift idea as well.


Save on Dry Divas with Tiny Oranges! 

Now is the time to stock up on holiday gifts for the ladies in your life and save with Dry Divas coupon code TINYORANGES where you will get 10% off your order!

Enjoy ladies! So happy to be able to share this with you!!!

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Orange County Tree Lighting Ceremonies

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orange county tree lighting ceremonies 2013

This is my absolute favorite time of year!  And, what better way to get in the holiday spirit than by taking your family to some beautiful Orange County tree lighting ceremonies and festivities!  

Here are the events I found online, mostly in OC, some a little outside the orange bubble. Please share in the comments any additional ones I might have missed!

November 29th
Riverside:  The Mission Inn
At sunset
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501

December 1st
Holiday Tree Lighting CeremonyKaleidoscope Courtyard, Mission Viejo
4:00 p.m.
27741 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

December 2nd
Balboa Bay Club & Resort, Newport Beach
6:00 p.m.
1221 West Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(Open to the public)

December 3rd

Annual Tree Lighting O’Neill’s Bar & Grill at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, Mission Viejo
6:00 p.m.
26772 Avery Pkwy.
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

December 4th 
Long Beach: Chill at The Queen Mary
3 – 7:30 p.m.
1126 Queen’s Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802

Friday, December 6 & Saturday, December 7
Friday, December 13 & Saturday, December 14

Annual Boat Parade of Lights
7:30pm by the Water’s Edge
Dana Point Harbor
34555 Golden Lantern
Call and make your reservations at (949) 496-5794.

December 6th

Dune’s Lighting of the Bay
6 p.m.
Newport Dunes
101 N. Bayside Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

City of Tustin Christmas Tree Lighting
6:00 p.m.
Tustin City hall & Library outdoor courtyard

December 7th
Fountain Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony
4:30 p.m.
Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Village
10:00 a.m.
Center Street Promenade
160 West Center Street Promenade, Suite 100
Anaheim, CA 92805

Laguna Niguel Christmas Tree Lighting
5:00 p.m.
Laguna Niguel City Hall
30111 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

17th Annual Holiday Crystal Cove Tree Lighting, Art Sale And Gift Bazaar
9:00 a.m.
Crystal Cove, Newport Beach

December 14th
Winter Festival and Tree Lighting
12:00 p.m.
La Plaza Park
Dana Point

December 18 – 22, 2013
Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Newport Beach/Newport Bay

Thank you, for being such a fantastic resource!  Please note:  All research was done online, so if you would like to attend one of these events, we would strongly recommend you call ahead of time and confirm times, entrance fees and/or parking questions.  Thank you!

Where do you take your family?  Do you know of any other Orange County tree lighting ceremonies?  
If so, please share below!

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Sharing Gratitude with Our Kids

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Raising grateful, generous children is important to our family.  So we incorporate (okay, try to incorporate) ways to share gratitude with our kids – and teach them about expressing their thanks.  With Thanksgiving approaching, I thought I’d share my favorite couple…and in return ask what your family does!

Talk about gratitude openly, everyday

Sometimes, family dinners just do NOT happen during the week with our school, activities and work schedules. Sigh.  So during at least one car ride a day (because I swear, we spend at least three hours in the car on any given day…), whoever is in the car talks about what they’re grateful for.  This morning, my three-year-old enthusiastically announced:

Mommy, I’m thankful for:

Grass and trees
All of my toy cars
Potties (yes, he actually said this!)
Our trash cans

Obviously, he had a lot on his little mind!  But since we try to do this exercise everyday, it’s getting easier and easier for my kids to share what they’re grateful for. And the sincerity that follows is pretty adorable!

Pick a family service project to do once a month

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a handful of my favorite service projects to do with kids.  We try to do one project a month. It’s fun, it’s fulfilling, and it’s hopefully teaching them to think about something bigger than themselves.

Oh…and those little magic words!

I keep seeing that cute little image floating around on social media that says, “Please and thank you are still magic words.”  I couldn’t agree more. Who’s with me?!

While we’re at it, I want to throw these also into the mix…

Excuse me.
I’m sorry.
I forgive you.
May I?  

Because I think teaching my kids to be grateful includes teaching them about respect.

So, we practice.  Everyday.  At home.  At Target.  At the park.  At meals.

We practice saying these little “magic” words while looking in someone’s eyes…and not at our feet.  Or the ceiling. Or our fingernails.  And, it’s hard.  Really hard sometimes.  Because my little ones don’t always have the patience (or desire) to use their manners.

But, we’re all a work in progress, right?!  And I think working with them a little everyday is (hopefully!) making a difference.  Fingers crossed, one day my three-year-old will say “Excuse me, please, AND thank you,” in the same breath.  Can you imagine?!

How do you share gratitude with your children?  Any favorite traditions or activities that work for you and your family?  Please share below!

Photo credit: Flickr, “Give Thanks”
LicenseCopyright All rights reserved by knitalatte11

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A Little Rub a Dub Dub for Your Turkey

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Best Turkey Rub Recipe

Looking for the best turkey rub recipe? Like ever?

Last week I roasted some turkey breasts for my daughter’s Daisy Troop Thanksgiving Feast and used this rub (slightly adapted from Barefoot Contessa’s recipe). I have to say it was tasty so I wanted to share this turkey rub recipe with you. I’ll be using it on our bird this year!

Best Turkey Rub Recipe


3 Tbsp minced garlic (or you can use your press)

6 tsp dry mustard

3 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

3 Tbsp chopped fresh sage leaves

3 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves

6 tsp kosher salt

2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1 tsp white pepper

6 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

6 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 cup Sherry wine

In a bowl combine the garlic, mustard, herbs, salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice to make a paste.   Loosen the skin from the meat gently and smear the paste under the skin.  Pour the wine into the bottom of the roasting pan.

Make sure to pay attention to your birds packaging for weight/roasting times.  (Center of  breast should reach an internal temp of 165 degrees F and the stuffing should too.)

Check out this link for some great turkey tips.

Happy Turkey Day to you and yours!



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fun Thanksgiving Day activities for kids

If you are looking for fun Thanksgiving Day activities for kids, I recently found these FREE personalized coloring pages from Frecklebox you can personalize for your pint sized guests to keep them entertained on Turkey Day!

My girls have already decorated two and they love the fact that their sheet has their name on it. I adore the idea of making coloring sheets with all the kids’ names and I can pretty much guarantee they will too.

Their personalized coloring pages include all sorts of fun designs and different holiday themes, so keep these in mind for Christmas gatherings too!

Frecklebox makes all sorts of cute personalized gifts for kids. Click on over and browse a bit for holiday shopping inspiration!

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