Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Disclosure: I am a LEGOLAND California ambassador. All opinions are my own.

It's coming! Are your Spinjitzu moves ready? 
The LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE opens in theaters on September 22, 2017!

To celebrate this highly anticipated film, the LEGOLAND California Resort is hosting LEGO NINJAGO DAYS on September 23 and 24. 

If you're a LEGO NINJAGO fan are ready to embrace your inner ninja, then you'll want to join us at LEGO NINGAJO Days at LEGOLAND California Resort so you can hone your Spinjitzu moves!

During LEGO NINJAGO Days you'll be able to:

  • Grab a photo and an autograph from your favorite LEGO NINJAGO Movie characters.
  • Go on a scavenger hunt for the ninjas in Miniland U.S.A. Be sure to complete your entry form for a chance to win a LEGO NINJAGO prize pack.
  • Work collaboratively to build a LEGO mosaic during the Mystery Mosaic LEGO Build. 
  • Play the brand new LEGO NINJAGO Movie Video Game at the WB Family GameSpace.
  • Refine your ninja moves on the LEGO NINJAGO Ride.
  • Test your endurance, agility, and strength Cole’s Rock Climb.
  • Master Spinjitzu at Kai’s Spinners

While your at NINAGO World, don't forget to eat at the Ninja Kitchen.
The LEGOLAND chefs have put a fun ninja twist on Asian street food and  created Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwiches on fresh baked baguettes or steamed Bao Buns. You have your choice of crispy pork belly, lemongrass chicken, or baked sweet chili tofu. I love the pork belly the best!

Be sure to check out the 22 LEGO models within NINJAGO World - they are amazing! My kids always want to take their pictures with all the ninjas. There are guardian dragons, swords of the four elements, and a 500 pound model of Nya and Zane that is created out of 73,600 pieces and took four model builders 550 hours to build! There is also the NINJAGO Monastery that stands more than 9 feet tall and is made of more the 850,000 LEGO bricks. The monastery sits in the center of NINJAGO World for everyone to enjoy. 

My favorite is the NINJAGO dragon! He has a wing span of more than 7 feet and is made of more than 48,000 LEGO bricks! It took Master Builders more than 200 hours to construct! I love the bright colors and the impressive wing span as he perches upon the giant rock.

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie opens in theaters this Friday, September 22nd and LEGO NINJAGO Days are September 23rd and 24th. So be sure to visit LEGOLAND California this weekend and increase your prowess as a ninja and let me know which you like better - the Banh Mi sandwich or the Bao Buns!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

TOO Cute Tuesday: Linky Par-Tay! #354

You should! Let's be friends!
Leave your Instagram username in the comments and I'll follow you
too! This will be fun!!

I had my first experience using fondant this weekend. I made some adorable
little surfboards for a baby shower. I was really excited with how well they
turned out. However, it's a lot of work! Next time I'll plan ahead and

Now onto TOO Cute Tuesday!

What did you make this week that is TOO Cute??
Come link up!

Must be made by you.
Link up to the specific post - not your main blog.
No Etsy shops or giveaways please :)
Please post the button or link back here so more people can join in the fun.
Visit some of the other participants and leave them some LOVE!

I changed the linky party so that the most recently uploaded project will show up as number one. This way everyone gets a chance on top. So, look in the first spot for your project, not at the end. Thanks!!!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Hatch Chile Festival & No Kid Hungry Return to The Habit Burger | #NoKidHungry #MakeItaHabit

Disclosure: I was invited to try the Hatch Green Chile items at The Habit Burger. All opinions are my own.

I'm so excited that the Hatch Chile Festival has returned to The Habit Burger! This means that the three special menu items that make use of this flavorful Southwestern pepper are back for a limited time. Hatch Chiles are grown in New Mexico and combine three different chile varieties to create the perfect blend of heat and flavor. I really love them so much!!! And The Habit chargrills each Hatch Chile over an open flame to bring out its smoky flavor and deepen the savory taste. Believe me, you will love the flavor and the slight heat they add to three special menu items.

First up on the menu is Grilled Hatch and Golden Chicken Salad. It combines a golden hand-breaded, fried chicken breast and chargrilled Hatch green chiles on top of fresh garden greens, crumbled bacon, carrots and diced tomatoes. The salad is tossed with The Habit's tangy house-made cilantro lime ranch dressing and the golden chicken is drizzled with the new creamy spiced Hatch green chile aioli. 

I really loved the flavor the Hatch chiles brings to the salad and the new creamy spiced Hatch green chile aioli on top of the chicken just puts it over the top. The cilantro lime dressing pairs perfectly with the heat and flavor of the Hatch chiles.

Next up is the Grilled Hatch and Pepper Jack Chicken Sandwich. Here you have a juicy chargrilled chicken breast with grilled Hatch green chiles. The sandwich is topped with melted
Pepper Jack cheese, fresh tomatoes, lettuce and the Hatch green chile aioli all on grilled sourdough bread.

I was talking with the manager of my local Habit Burger and he said he loves the sandwich because he thinks the sourdough is so flavorful and combines perfectly with the Hatch Chiles,

Finally, it wouldn't be The Habit Burger without a burger to round out the Hatch chile menu items. The Grilled Hatch and Pepper Jack Charburger features chargrilled Hatch green chiles, melted Pepper Jack cheese atop a delicious charburger with fresh tomatoes, lettuce, and Hatch green chile aioli on a toasted sesame seed bun.

I wish that Hatch chiles were available year round so that these could all be a regular menu items - especially the salad! You're definitely going to want to get into The Habit Burger before the season is over and enjoy these before they are gone until next year. Don't miss out!

You know what pairs perfectly with the Grilled Hatch and Golden Chicken Salad? Why the one and only Tempura Green Beans! What?! I dare say I love them more than onion rings and fries.
Do yourself a favor, order yourself some of these with your Hatch Chile menu item of choice and it will be a big, old party in your mouth!

And if those three delicious menu items weren't enough reason to get you into The Habit Burger, then how about helping end childhood hunger and getting a free Charburger on your next visit for doing so? The Habit Burger is partnering with No Kid Hungry through the end of September to raise money and put an end to childhood hunger. Any guest that makes a donation of $2 or more to No Kid Hungry will get a certificate for a free Charburger with cheese that they can redeem on their next visit.

Last year The Habit raised more than $400,000 for No Kid Hungry and has set a goal to raise another $400,000 this year. That would bring their three year total to $1,000,000. That equates to 10 million meals to children who face hunger. So pop in, donate your $2, get your free Charburger and help end childhood hunger!

Enter below to win a $25 gift card to The Habit Burger so that you can try all the delicious Hatch Chile menu items for yourself!


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