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Kids Market at Westfield is a Holiday Kids Market, just for kids!  Located in the Westfield Galleria Mall in Roseville, CA you can find it near the Louis Vuitton store and on the side of the mall entrance near Ruth Chris Restaurant.  

Our family was invited to get a sneak peak and our boys absolutely loved it!  They were able to experience real Christmas Shopping including learning to stick to a budget.

When we first arrived we checked in at our selected time slot.  You can reserve your shopping time here https://bit.ly/3ksd6Df.  Each child is given a clipboard to list who they are shopping for and list the budget they have to work with.  They are also given gift tags ready to place on their selected gifts.  Each child and parent are given a matching wrist band so each guide knows who is in your shopping group.


They start with a very cute puppet show, I love the rhyme that again encourages kiddos to stick to their budget, an essential life lesson presented in a fun way.  Once the puppet show is done, the kids can begin shopping with the help of a guide.  



There are different stations, based on the price of the items.  You will see mini window displays of gifts under $10, $15 gifts, $20 gifts and $25 gifts.  There are a variety of items such as candles, tote bags, beautiful ornaments, journals, mugs, jewelry, and more.  



Once they finished selecting their gifts and writing them on their shopping list, you take your clipboard to the check out window where you pay for the items, then very quickly your gifts are gift wrapped and ready at the pick-up window.  I was pleasantly surprised at how quick the staff is at having your gifts wrapped and ready to pick up. 



This is the perfect spot for kiddos to shop for gifts for mom, dad, grandparents, aunts, teachers and more.  We loved this festive and educational experience!  Kids Market teaches kids the joys of gift shopping and giving. Cost to participate is ONLY $5, for FAQ and to book your experience click here: https://bit.ly/3ksd6Df.

This is definitely a fun family, festive experience I highly recommend.  You can enjoy the Kids Market now through November 29th.  


Admission Includes:

30-40-minute experience (variable by child)
2 socially distanced live puppet shows
Selection of giftable items for purchase, ranging from $10-$25 each (no purchase required). Candles, Jewelry, Ornaments and more!
Clipboard, shopping list and pencil (all items are sanitized between guests, or are for 1-time use)
Kids Market-branded gift bag for each gift purchased + gift tag sticker
Kids Market photo wall (self-serve)
Scavenger hunt



This experience is recommended for children age 5-12. 
Reservations:

All participants are required to register through Eventbrite and purchase a ticket for a designated time slot. You’ll receive a confirmation email once you register. Please print your confirmation and bring it with you, or, have it available on your phone.

Check-In:

The Market is located on Level 1, near Louis Vuitton. This is a timed entry experience, so we recommend arriving 25 minutes early for parking and check-in. Visitors will check in with staff and children will receive matching numbered wristbands for guardian/child, clipboard, blank shopping list, gift tags, and a pencil.

Please note that masks are required at all times by adults and children.

The Holiday Market will run from Thursday, November 12th - Sunday, November 29th!


THE KIDS MARKET IS SPONSORED BY KIDS CARE DENTAL & ORTHODONTICS.  Kids Care Dental provides a reusable bag for each child that includes a toothbrush, Chapstick, wooden airplane and fun chart to track how often they brush and floss. 

Market Moments Recap

Check-In | Visitors will check-in for their booked time slots and confirm each child's shopping budget.

Lobby | Guests will gather in the quaint lobby where parents will help their children make their shopping lists for family and friends.

Puppet Theater | Children will enter the puppet theater and watch instructions about the experience while staying safe and following the rules.

The Market | Children will browse the space and mark their selections down on their shopping lists.

Check-Out & Gift Wrap | Once kids are finished shopping, they will hand in their final shopping lists to the puppet cashier to wrap gifts.

Photo Opportunity | Directly adjacent to check-out is a photo opportunity to complete the experience.

Thank you for reading if you've enjoyed the content you've read above please share with your friends.  For the latest information on Westfield Galleria follow them on social media on Instagram @WestfieldGar and here on Facebook.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Westfield Galleria. Although I receive these benefits all opinions are my own. 


Kids Market at Westfield Galleria | Roseville, CA

Kids Market at Westfield is a Holiday Kids Market, just for kids!  Located in the Westfield Galleria Mall in Roseville, CA you can find it near the Louis Vuitton store and on the side of the mall entrance near Ruth Chris Restaurant.  

Our family was invited to get a sneak peak and our boys absolutely loved it!  They were able to experience real Christmas Shopping including learning to stick to a budget.

When we first arrived we checked in at our selected time slot.  You can reserve your shopping time here https://bit.ly/3ksd6Df.  Each child is given a clipboard to list who they are shopping for and list the budget they have to work with.  They are also given gift tags ready to place on their selected gifts.  Each child and parent are given a matching wrist band so each guide knows who is in your shopping group.


They start with a very cute puppet show, I love the rhyme that again encourages kiddos to stick to their budget, an essential life lesson presented in a fun way.  Once the puppet show is done, the kids can begin shopping with the help of a guide.  



There are different stations, based on the price of the items.  You will see mini window displays of gifts under $10, $15 gifts, $20 gifts and $25 gifts.  There are a variety of items such as candles, tote bags, beautiful ornaments, journals, mugs, jewelry, and more.  



Once they finished selecting their gifts and writing them on their shopping list, you take your clipboard to the check out window where you pay for the items, then very quickly your gifts are gift wrapped and ready at the pick-up window.  I was pleasantly surprised at how quick the staff is at having your gifts wrapped and ready to pick up. 



This is the perfect spot for kiddos to shop for gifts for mom, dad, grandparents, aunts, teachers and more.  We loved this festive and educational experience!  Kids Market teaches kids the joys of gift shopping and giving. Cost to participate is ONLY $5, for FAQ and to book your experience click here: https://bit.ly/3ksd6Df.

This is definitely a fun family, festive experience I highly recommend.  You can enjoy the Kids Market now through November 29th.  


Admission Includes:

30-40-minute experience (variable by child)
2 socially distanced live puppet shows
Selection of giftable items for purchase, ranging from $10-$25 each (no purchase required). Candles, Jewelry, Ornaments and more!
Clipboard, shopping list and pencil (all items are sanitized between guests, or are for 1-time use)
Kids Market-branded gift bag for each gift purchased + gift tag sticker
Kids Market photo wall (self-serve)
Scavenger hunt



This experience is recommended for children age 5-12. 
Reservations:

All participants are required to register through Eventbrite and purchase a ticket for a designated time slot. You’ll receive a confirmation email once you register. Please print your confirmation and bring it with you, or, have it available on your phone.

Check-In:

The Market is located on Level 1, near Louis Vuitton. This is a timed entry experience, so we recommend arriving 25 minutes early for parking and check-in. Visitors will check in with staff and children will receive matching numbered wristbands for guardian/child, clipboard, blank shopping list, gift tags, and a pencil.

Please note that masks are required at all times by adults and children.

The Holiday Market will run from Thursday, November 12th - Sunday, November 29th!


THE KIDS MARKET IS SPONSORED BY KIDS CARE DENTAL & ORTHODONTICS.  Kids Care Dental provides a reusable bag for each child that includes a toothbrush, Chapstick, wooden airplane and fun chart to track how often they brush and floss. 

Market Moments Recap

Check-In | Visitors will check-in for their booked time slots and confirm each child's shopping budget.

Lobby | Guests will gather in the quaint lobby where parents will help their children make their shopping lists for family and friends.

Puppet Theater | Children will enter the puppet theater and watch instructions about the experience while staying safe and following the rules.

The Market | Children will browse the space and mark their selections down on their shopping lists.

Check-Out & Gift Wrap | Once kids are finished shopping, they will hand in their final shopping lists to the puppet cashier to wrap gifts.

Photo Opportunity | Directly adjacent to check-out is a photo opportunity to complete the experience.

Thank you for reading if you've enjoyed the content you've read above please share with your friends.  For the latest information on Westfield Galleria follow them on social media on Instagram @WestfieldGar and here on Facebook.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Westfield Galleria. Although I receive these benefits all opinions are my own. 


Families have been cooped up all year and holiday events are getting canceled. During this holiday season, parents are looking for positive memories for their families. Little Bear Tree Farm might be a solution for these families looking to start a new tradition. It’s a family-owned business that’s only an hour’s drive from Sacramento. Select and cut your own Christmas tree, take cool family photos, enjoy the friendly animals, gift shop, famous hot chocolate, and other goodies.

William Jessup University’s upper-division marketing class has been hired by Little Bear Tree Farm to do marketing for the business. This class has a surprising track record of success when it comes to marketing real companies.

Adjunct Professor Scott Alvord, who teaches the class and runs a business consulting company, says, “I’ve been impressed with the students’ ability to turn classroom principles into actual marketing campaigns. In past semesters, the class brought heavy traffic to the Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce website and set sales records for the Sacramento Ballet’s The Nutcracker and the large BerryFest event.

How can a class of inexperienced students be so successful in the real world? Dr. Stephen Strombeck, Dean of the Business School at WJU explains, “Many of our professors are working professionals in the field, allowing them to integrate real-life applications into business concepts. This has led to some creative class projects with legitimate marketing budgets.

This year has been especially challenging for the university due to the pandemic. The president of the university, Dr. John Jackson, states, “Our teaching staff and students have refused to let this pandemic stop them from getting a quality education. I’m impressed with the creativity of our professors to give our students hands-on experience in this unique hybrid teaching model. Classes like this help our students be exceptionally employable.

The hybrid teaching model provides flexibility for regional students and opportunities for international students, like me, to participate in the experience,” explains Kenny Cao, a Hong Kong-based Junior, majoring in Business.

Sarah DeRise, a Junior majoring in Digital Communication and Design, admits, “Even though I’m not a business major, this class has taught me useful skills I can use in my career field.

The students will be using a mixture of social media and print advertising to reach new customers. The whole marketing strategy centers around carefully-developed target avatars.

MacGregor Douglass, a Junior majoring in Business with an Entrepreneurship Concentration, explains, “One of our target avatars is Jenny Johnson, a 38-year old mother of two in the Sacramento area. After having her children cooped up at home all year, she wants to start a unique family tradition for the holidays. Our second avatar is Linda Johnson, a 65-year-old grandmother who wants lasting memories for the whole family.

Holly Parrish Bezner, owner of Little Bear Tree Farm, shares, “I was pleasantly surprised with their professionalism. They dressed up for our initial interview, and they asked in-depth questions to get to the heart of my family business. Their target avatar approach is unique and an effective way to market my business.

If your family is looking for a fun new tradition that will make fond family memories, Little Bear Tree Farm could be exactly what you’re looking for. They are only a short 1-hour ride from Sacramento and the location is full of photo opportunities, friendly animals, thousands of Christmas trees to choose from, unique gift shop items, and sweet treats to eat.

Weekends can be a little busy but mid-week visitors have the best experience without the larger crowds. Holly is excited about reaching new visitors. “We are ready for the new families, and we have taken COVID-19 safety precautions to give them peace of mind as they look for their special tree.

Visit their website for more information LittleBearTreeFarm.com

SOURCE: Little Bear Tree Farm and William Jessup University

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William Jessup Students Introduce You to Little Bear Tree Farm in Scenic Alta, CA

Families have been cooped up all year and holiday events are getting canceled. During this holiday season, parents are looking for positive memories for their families. Little Bear Tree Farm might be a solution for these families looking to start a new tradition. It’s a family-owned business that’s only an hour’s drive from Sacramento. Select and cut your own Christmas tree, take cool family photos, enjoy the friendly animals, gift shop, famous hot chocolate, and other goodies.

William Jessup University’s upper-division marketing class has been hired by Little Bear Tree Farm to do marketing for the business. This class has a surprising track record of success when it comes to marketing real companies.

Adjunct Professor Scott Alvord, who teaches the class and runs a business consulting company, says, “I’ve been impressed with the students’ ability to turn classroom principles into actual marketing campaigns. In past semesters, the class brought heavy traffic to the Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce website and set sales records for the Sacramento Ballet’s The Nutcracker and the large BerryFest event.

How can a class of inexperienced students be so successful in the real world? Dr. Stephen Strombeck, Dean of the Business School at WJU explains, “Many of our professors are working professionals in the field, allowing them to integrate real-life applications into business concepts. This has led to some creative class projects with legitimate marketing budgets.

This year has been especially challenging for the university due to the pandemic. The president of the university, Dr. John Jackson, states, “Our teaching staff and students have refused to let this pandemic stop them from getting a quality education. I’m impressed with the creativity of our professors to give our students hands-on experience in this unique hybrid teaching model. Classes like this help our students be exceptionally employable.

The hybrid teaching model provides flexibility for regional students and opportunities for international students, like me, to participate in the experience,” explains Kenny Cao, a Hong Kong-based Junior, majoring in Business.

Sarah DeRise, a Junior majoring in Digital Communication and Design, admits, “Even though I’m not a business major, this class has taught me useful skills I can use in my career field.

The students will be using a mixture of social media and print advertising to reach new customers. The whole marketing strategy centers around carefully-developed target avatars.

MacGregor Douglass, a Junior majoring in Business with an Entrepreneurship Concentration, explains, “One of our target avatars is Jenny Johnson, a 38-year old mother of two in the Sacramento area. After having her children cooped up at home all year, she wants to start a unique family tradition for the holidays. Our second avatar is Linda Johnson, a 65-year-old grandmother who wants lasting memories for the whole family.

Holly Parrish Bezner, owner of Little Bear Tree Farm, shares, “I was pleasantly surprised with their professionalism. They dressed up for our initial interview, and they asked in-depth questions to get to the heart of my family business. Their target avatar approach is unique and an effective way to market my business.

If your family is looking for a fun new tradition that will make fond family memories, Little Bear Tree Farm could be exactly what you’re looking for. They are only a short 1-hour ride from Sacramento and the location is full of photo opportunities, friendly animals, thousands of Christmas trees to choose from, unique gift shop items, and sweet treats to eat.

Weekends can be a little busy but mid-week visitors have the best experience without the larger crowds. Holly is excited about reaching new visitors. “We are ready for the new families, and we have taken COVID-19 safety precautions to give them peace of mind as they look for their special tree.

Visit their website for more information LittleBearTreeFarm.com

SOURCE: Little Bear Tree Farm and William Jessup University

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Friday, November 13, 2020 is World Kindness Day! I am a firm believer that we are the light and our purpose is to spread kindness, love, joy and light everywhere we go. I know there are huge issues people are facing, from life threatening health battles, financial struggles, marriage issues, battling anxiety, grief and the list goes on. 

I know our country has been divided on so many issues and I am not walking with my eyes closed or unaware of what is going on around us, or just recommending sprinkling pixie dust and hoping for the best. I have traveled to Africa on a missions trip, where people don't even have shoes and struggle to find safe, clean drinking water. I've had the privilege of traveling to Mexico to distribute toy boxes to kids in need. I understand that there are massive issues all around us.  

One thing I know for sure is, I can only control my actions, change starts with one, so while I may not be able to tackle world peace, or end world hunger, I can be kind, I can bring a smile to someone, I can buy a meal, I can uplift my neighbor, I can lead by example to my children and live a life of love, kindness, and generosity, raising them to do the same, so one day at a time friend, that is what I will do. 

Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

I love this verse in the Amplified Version: He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you except to be just, and to love [and to diligently practice] kindness (compassion), and to walk humbly with your God [setting aside any overblown sense of importance or self-righteousness].

I've been on the receiving end of a Turkey meal because we couldn't afford one, one year, many years ago my kids only Christmas presents were those kindly gifted to us through a local Adopt-A-Family Program, I personally know the impact of someone's kindness and generosity.  

We can all agree that this year 2020 has been a year with great challenges.  A year where we have been separated from human contact, our smiles hidden behind masks, local businesses, people's life dreams put on pause, which is why this year more than ever we need to be intentional about kindness. 

I am inviting you to join me in spreading kindness all month long, in this month of November, I am hosting a giveaway one for my Instagram followers and one for my Facebook followers, not sponsored, not gifted I bought these books on my own. You will be entered to win a Kindness Prize Package which will include, an autographed copy of "Your Hidden Superpower" by Adrienne Bankert, a notebook and a $20 Starbucks gift card.  

How to enter, go to the platform of your choice or both Instagram and/or Facebook look for this picture below, Like, Comment and Share the post.  At the end of the month I will randomly select a winner, 2 Winners one from Instagram and one from Facebook!!! Comment a random act of kindness idea, tell us about an act of kindness that touched you, share with us a random act of kindness you plan on doing. 

Photo by: @YourCreativeCounterpart

While the giveaway is fun, I love giveaways, my hope through this is to spread and propagate random acts of kindness throughout our city and around the world.  I would love for you to comment on the social posts a random act of kindness you do, or will do in hopes to inspire each other to spread kindness all month long.

I would LOVE if you would tag me and post a picture or video sharing a random act of kindness you do, I can then re-share if you tag me. Get your kids involved, use this month of Thanksgiving to focus on how much we have to be thankful for and spreading kindness. 

Here is a FREE printable list of some random act of kindness ideas to help you get started, print it out and keep it on your refrigerator to remind you. 

Click here or the image for a free PDF printable version.

Here is also a FREE printable of some encouraging notes, a free way for you to spread joy.  Send them to school with your kids to hand out, tape them to a product at the grocery store, tape them in restroom stalls, etc.   

Click here or the image for a PDF free printable

This book by Adrienne Bankert "Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness That Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You with Anyone" is a great inspiring read.  You can spread kindness by purchasing a copy, Adrienne Bankert is from Sacramento, I love supporting our local businesses and local talent.  Adrienne started her television career here on KCRA local news sharing traffic, moving up to anchoring, she has pursued her dream of National TV and is now in New York a Good Morning America correspondent and anchor.

Photo by: @YourCreativeCounterpart

You can shop local at Family Books & Gifts, they carry her book, shopping local and supporting our local businesses is an act of kindness or find it on Amazon and leave a review, that is an act of kindness. 

Your Hidden Superpower will help you:

See simple acts of kindness from a new and empowering perspective;

Learn how to make kindness a habit and experience more peace, inspiration, and impact;

Engage kindness at work and enjoy remarkable opportunities—plus, know how to get from “here” to “there” quickly; and

Activate kindness as a force to reconnect you to your authentic self, replenish your passion and creativity, and find your voice.

Thank you for reading if you've enjoyed the content you've read above please share with your friends.  The beautiful photographs used in this post were taken by my friend Britney @YourCreativeCounterPart.  Go give her a follow and some love on her page, another simple way to spread kindness! 

Photo by: @YourCreativeCounterpart
Photo by: @YourCreativeCounterpart

World Kindness Day 2020

Friday, November 13, 2020 is World Kindness Day! I am a firm believer that we are the light and our purpose is to spread kindness, love, joy and light everywhere we go. I know there are huge issues people are facing, from life threatening health battles, financial struggles, marriage issues, battling anxiety, grief and the list goes on. 

I know our country has been divided on so many issues and I am not walking with my eyes closed or unaware of what is going on around us, or just recommending sprinkling pixie dust and hoping for the best. I have traveled to Africa on a missions trip, where people don't even have shoes and struggle to find safe, clean drinking water. I've had the privilege of traveling to Mexico to distribute toy boxes to kids in need. I understand that there are massive issues all around us.  

One thing I know for sure is, I can only control my actions, change starts with one, so while I may not be able to tackle world peace, or end world hunger, I can be kind, I can bring a smile to someone, I can buy a meal, I can uplift my neighbor, I can lead by example to my children and live a life of love, kindness, and generosity, raising them to do the same, so one day at a time friend, that is what I will do. 

Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

I love this verse in the Amplified Version: He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you except to be just, and to love [and to diligently practice] kindness (compassion), and to walk humbly with your God [setting aside any overblown sense of importance or self-righteousness].

I've been on the receiving end of a Turkey meal because we couldn't afford one, one year, many years ago my kids only Christmas presents were those kindly gifted to us through a local Adopt-A-Family Program, I personally know the impact of someone's kindness and generosity.  

We can all agree that this year 2020 has been a year with great challenges.  A year where we have been separated from human contact, our smiles hidden behind masks, local businesses, people's life dreams put on pause, which is why this year more than ever we need to be intentional about kindness. 

I am inviting you to join me in spreading kindness all month long, in this month of November, I am hosting a giveaway one for my Instagram followers and one for my Facebook followers, not sponsored, not gifted I bought these books on my own. You will be entered to win a Kindness Prize Package which will include, an autographed copy of "Your Hidden Superpower" by Adrienne Bankert, a notebook and a $20 Starbucks gift card.  

How to enter, go to the platform of your choice or both Instagram and/or Facebook look for this picture below, Like, Comment and Share the post.  At the end of the month I will randomly select a winner, 2 Winners one from Instagram and one from Facebook!!! Comment a random act of kindness idea, tell us about an act of kindness that touched you, share with us a random act of kindness you plan on doing. 

Photo by: @YourCreativeCounterpart

While the giveaway is fun, I love giveaways, my hope through this is to spread and propagate random acts of kindness throughout our city and around the world.  I would love for you to comment on the social posts a random act of kindness you do, or will do in hopes to inspire each other to spread kindness all month long.

I would LOVE if you would tag me and post a picture or video sharing a random act of kindness you do, I can then re-share if you tag me. Get your kids involved, use this month of Thanksgiving to focus on how much we have to be thankful for and spreading kindness. 

Here is a FREE printable list of some random act of kindness ideas to help you get started, print it out and keep it on your refrigerator to remind you. 

Click here or the image for a free PDF printable version.

Here is also a FREE printable of some encouraging notes, a free way for you to spread joy.  Send them to school with your kids to hand out, tape them to a product at the grocery store, tape them in restroom stalls, etc.   

Click here or the image for a PDF free printable

This book by Adrienne Bankert "Your Hidden Superpower: The Kindness That Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You with Anyone" is a great inspiring read.  You can spread kindness by purchasing a copy, Adrienne Bankert is from Sacramento, I love supporting our local businesses and local talent.  Adrienne started her television career here on KCRA local news sharing traffic, moving up to anchoring, she has pursued her dream of National TV and is now in New York a Good Morning America correspondent and anchor.

Photo by: @YourCreativeCounterpart

You can shop local at Family Books & Gifts, they carry her book, shopping local and supporting our local businesses is an act of kindness or find it on Amazon and leave a review, that is an act of kindness. 

Your Hidden Superpower will help you:

See simple acts of kindness from a new and empowering perspective;

Learn how to make kindness a habit and experience more peace, inspiration, and impact;

Engage kindness at work and enjoy remarkable opportunities—plus, know how to get from “here” to “there” quickly; and

Activate kindness as a force to reconnect you to your authentic self, replenish your passion and creativity, and find your voice.

Thank you for reading if you've enjoyed the content you've read above please share with your friends.  The beautiful photographs used in this post were taken by my friend Britney @YourCreativeCounterPart.  Go give her a follow and some love on her page, another simple way to spread kindness! 

Photo by: @YourCreativeCounterpart
Photo by: @YourCreativeCounterpart

Okay you have to try Cadence Kitchen Meals, this is a game changer!  I had the privilege of seeing them debut at the brand new Flagship Save Mart store in Modesto awhile back and I was definitely intrigued.  Save Mart has partnered with this innovative company Cadence Kitchen, they flash freeze food, that only requires you to heat in a skillet, no butter or oil is needed.  Cadence Kitchen enables you to go from freezer to fork in just minutes.  They have a variety of food items, perfect for those busy nights when you have no time to cook.

Hey guess what Sacramento they are coming to a store near you!  I found Cadence Kitchen at my local Roseville Save Mart Supermarket (Foothills & Junction Blvd.).  Currently at the Roseville location there are limited options, (Seafood Paella, Scallops Carbonara and Salmon Dijon) I am hoping they expand soon, because I want to try them all! I hear the Elk Grove and Sacramento stores have a lot more options, go check them out! 

I know that just like you during this pandemic we are all managing working from home, childcare and limited dining out options.  I know after a long day I will take all the help I can get with getting dinner on the table.  I am extremely grateful to have solutions that are clean, delicious and nutritious, Cadence Kitchen is not like your typical frozen food.  Each meal is prepared with clean ingredients that are affordable, easy, convenient and great tasting.  Dinner in less than 15 minutes is now a reality!

Just the other night my husband and I had an evening to ourselves while our kiddos went to the park with their cousins, we were able to create a Date Night at home in 8 minutes!!!  We made the Scallops Carbonara and it was better than dining out and a lot more affordable too!  This flavorful dish brings delicate, sustainably sourced bay scallops together with crisp, savory bacon, fine mushrooms, subtle leeks, and vibrant, sweet green peas. In a creamy, white wine and tarragon sauce, this Scallops Carbonara will transport your taste buds into a fine-dining experience right at home.


The Scallops Carbonara went perfect with cauliflower rice helping us stick with our Keto eating lifestyle and yet enjoy a restaurant style meal right in the comfort of our own home in just minutes.  Cadence Kitchen Meals are so easy to make, just pour them in a pan and cover and cook on medium high heat.  I can't wait to try the Salmon Dijon next!  

Cadence Kitchen is the perfect solution for those nights when you don't want to cook, don't have time to cook or maybe you don't know how to cook, let Cadence Kitchen prepare the meal for you, just heat and serve!

Discover the new frozen at a store near you! For the Cadence Kitchen store locator click here.

Some of the flavors you can find at the Sacramento and Elk Grove stores are Beef Stew, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, Chicken Fajitas, Chicken Marsala Meatballs, Chicken Stir Fry, Four Cheese Mac & Cheese, Lobster Tortellini, Mexican Style Street Corn, Prime Rib Beef & Broccoli, Prime Rib Beef Roast & Gravy, Salmon Dijon, Scallops Carbonara, Seafood Paella, Shrimp Scampi, Surf & Turf Fried Rice, and Vegan Latin Bowl.

Cadence Kitchen is one of the only brands using nitrogen flash-freezing technology with food.  This high-tech nitrogen flash-freezing technique locks in flavor and freshness, food stays as fresh as the day it was Flash-Frozen, how amazing is that!

Be sure to follow Cadence Kitchen on Social Media for all the latest updates. 

Instagram @CadenceKitchen

Facebook @CadenceKitchen

Twitter @CadenceKitchen

Pinterest @CadenceKitchen

Cadence Kitchen is a food technology company that combines culinary expertise, high-quality ingredients, and innovative technology to transform the way people access and prepare their meals. Launched in 2019, Cadence Kitchen offers restaurant-quality and chef-crafted sides and entrées that prove frozen food can extend beyond convenience and accessibility to offer superior flavor and freshness.

In a world where consumers’ dining habits have rapidly changed whether due to necessity or preference, Cadence Kitchen is a home dining solution that provides the same or better quality and variety than restaurant dining at a greater convenience than cooking from scratch. With 70 percent of consumers purchasing more frozen food than they have before the pandemic, we’re here to prove frozen is the new fresh with options for dining out at home™ that rival a restaurant experience while easing strain in the kitchen.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Cadence Kitchen. Although I receive these benefits all opinions are my own. For more information on the company, please visit: https://www.cadencekitchen.com/ revolutionizing the way you prepare and experience food.

Cadence Kitchen Dining out at Home

Okay you have to try Cadence Kitchen Meals, this is a game changer!  I had the privilege of seeing them debut at the brand new Flagship Save Mart store in Modesto awhile back and I was definitely intrigued.  Save Mart has partnered with this innovative company Cadence Kitchen, they flash freeze food, that only requires you to heat in a skillet, no butter or oil is needed.  Cadence Kitchen enables you to go from freezer to fork in just minutes.  They have a variety of food items, perfect for those busy nights when you have no time to cook.

Hey guess what Sacramento they are coming to a store near you!  I found Cadence Kitchen at my local Roseville Save Mart Supermarket (Foothills & Junction Blvd.).  Currently at the Roseville location there are limited options, (Seafood Paella, Scallops Carbonara and Salmon Dijon) I am hoping they expand soon, because I want to try them all! I hear the Elk Grove and Sacramento stores have a lot more options, go check them out! 

I know that just like you during this pandemic we are all managing working from home, childcare and limited dining out options.  I know after a long day I will take all the help I can get with getting dinner on the table.  I am extremely grateful to have solutions that are clean, delicious and nutritious, Cadence Kitchen is not like your typical frozen food.  Each meal is prepared with clean ingredients that are affordable, easy, convenient and great tasting.  Dinner in less than 15 minutes is now a reality!

Just the other night my husband and I had an evening to ourselves while our kiddos went to the park with their cousins, we were able to create a Date Night at home in 8 minutes!!!  We made the Scallops Carbonara and it was better than dining out and a lot more affordable too!  This flavorful dish brings delicate, sustainably sourced bay scallops together with crisp, savory bacon, fine mushrooms, subtle leeks, and vibrant, sweet green peas. In a creamy, white wine and tarragon sauce, this Scallops Carbonara will transport your taste buds into a fine-dining experience right at home.


The Scallops Carbonara went perfect with cauliflower rice helping us stick with our Keto eating lifestyle and yet enjoy a restaurant style meal right in the comfort of our own home in just minutes.  Cadence Kitchen Meals are so easy to make, just pour them in a pan and cover and cook on medium high heat.  I can't wait to try the Salmon Dijon next!  

Cadence Kitchen is the perfect solution for those nights when you don't want to cook, don't have time to cook or maybe you don't know how to cook, let Cadence Kitchen prepare the meal for you, just heat and serve!

Discover the new frozen at a store near you! For the Cadence Kitchen store locator click here.

Some of the flavors you can find at the Sacramento and Elk Grove stores are Beef Stew, Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, Chicken Fajitas, Chicken Marsala Meatballs, Chicken Stir Fry, Four Cheese Mac & Cheese, Lobster Tortellini, Mexican Style Street Corn, Prime Rib Beef & Broccoli, Prime Rib Beef Roast & Gravy, Salmon Dijon, Scallops Carbonara, Seafood Paella, Shrimp Scampi, Surf & Turf Fried Rice, and Vegan Latin Bowl.

Cadence Kitchen is one of the only brands using nitrogen flash-freezing technology with food.  This high-tech nitrogen flash-freezing technique locks in flavor and freshness, food stays as fresh as the day it was Flash-Frozen, how amazing is that!

Be sure to follow Cadence Kitchen on Social Media for all the latest updates. 

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Cadence Kitchen is a food technology company that combines culinary expertise, high-quality ingredients, and innovative technology to transform the way people access and prepare their meals. Launched in 2019, Cadence Kitchen offers restaurant-quality and chef-crafted sides and entrées that prove frozen food can extend beyond convenience and accessibility to offer superior flavor and freshness.

In a world where consumers’ dining habits have rapidly changed whether due to necessity or preference, Cadence Kitchen is a home dining solution that provides the same or better quality and variety than restaurant dining at a greater convenience than cooking from scratch. With 70 percent of consumers purchasing more frozen food than they have before the pandemic, we’re here to prove frozen is the new fresh with options for dining out at home™ that rival a restaurant experience while easing strain in the kitchen.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Cadence Kitchen. Although I receive these benefits all opinions are my own. For more information on the company, please visit: https://www.cadencekitchen.com/ revolutionizing the way you prepare and experience food.

This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something we earn a small commission at no additional costs to you.  Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.

Christmas is my favorite time of year! Some of our best family memories are made as our family gathers around the Christmas Tree.  Year after year we have put up our tree earlier and earlier to enjoy the beauty! 

If you are looking for a beautiful, full, life like, artificial Christmas Tree, King of Christmas Tree's are my favorite.  We have the 7' Prince Flock Tree with 400 Warm White LED lights and it is absolutely stunning.  They have been awarded the "Best Artificial Christmas Tree" by Better Homes and Gardens.

It was so easy to put together, my eleven year old son put it together for me.  The flocked trees come with gloves to make it easy to handle and I was completely surprised by how little mess was made.  I have always heard that flocked trees create such a mess, not with King of Christmas, I was pleasantly surprised at how little of the flock fell with assembling the tree.  King of Christmas offers the highest quality trees and décor like wreaths, garland and more at affordable prices.

Look at how thick the flocking is adhered to the tree branches, it gives me all the feels of a white Christmas.  Living in California we only dream of a White Christmas, you can make your dreams come true with a flocked Christmas Tree from King of Christmas!  

Click here to find your perfect Christmas Tree https://bit.ly/36a1WOx.

Another thing I absolutely love about King of Christmas is they give back!  I know this personally as I have seen them donate to a local non-profit that I know dearly Sacramento Helping Hands.  

King of Christmas believes in the power of giving back to the community. Each year, they donate thousands of Christmas trees to underprivileged families, in addition to several communities that have been impacted by a natural disaster. With a passion for spreading as much joy as possible each holiday season, they are always prepared to give back to those who need it the most.

I love this statement on their website "Memories are priceless, the power of community has no limits, traditions strengthen family bonds, Christmas is about opening hearts, true craftmanship is rare, mediocre is average, average is boring."

King of Christmas Voted Best Artificial Christmas Tree 2020

This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something we earn a small commission at no additional costs to you.  Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% mine.

Christmas is my favorite time of year! Some of our best family memories are made as our family gathers around the Christmas Tree.  Year after year we have put up our tree earlier and earlier to enjoy the beauty! 

If you are looking for a beautiful, full, life like, artificial Christmas Tree, King of Christmas Tree's are my favorite.  We have the 7' Prince Flock Tree with 400 Warm White LED lights and it is absolutely stunning.  They have been awarded the "Best Artificial Christmas Tree" by Better Homes and Gardens.

It was so easy to put together, my eleven year old son put it together for me.  The flocked trees come with gloves to make it easy to handle and I was completely surprised by how little mess was made.  I have always heard that flocked trees create such a mess, not with King of Christmas, I was pleasantly surprised at how little of the flock fell with assembling the tree.  King of Christmas offers the highest quality trees and décor like wreaths, garland and more at affordable prices.

Look at how thick the flocking is adhered to the tree branches, it gives me all the feels of a white Christmas.  Living in California we only dream of a White Christmas, you can make your dreams come true with a flocked Christmas Tree from King of Christmas!  

Click here to find your perfect Christmas Tree https://bit.ly/36a1WOx.

Another thing I absolutely love about King of Christmas is they give back!  I know this personally as I have seen them donate to a local non-profit that I know dearly Sacramento Helping Hands.  

King of Christmas believes in the power of giving back to the community. Each year, they donate thousands of Christmas trees to underprivileged families, in addition to several communities that have been impacted by a natural disaster. With a passion for spreading as much joy as possible each holiday season, they are always prepared to give back to those who need it the most.

I love this statement on their website "Memories are priceless, the power of community has no limits, traditions strengthen family bonds, Christmas is about opening hearts, true craftmanship is rare, mediocre is average, average is boring."

Is your family excited about the Disney+ Mandalorian Season 2 Release?  Our family has been anxiously awaiting the NEW season!  To celebrate we are making some Star Wars inspired food and crafts.  

Go check out my Instagram Stories TODAY 10/28 for details on how to enter to win some Disney Magic @BlogAboutItAll.  Be sure to follow my friends for more Disney Inspired fun @JanelBerchielli@KatiesAdventureBook@LoveOfTheMagic, and @LizOnCall. First I shared the cutest Baby Yoda Sugar Cookies, our DIY No Carve Baby Yoda Pumpkin and now Baby Yoda Guacamole!  

You definitely have to have snacks for a Mandalorian watch party right?  What better snack than chips and guacamole, and not just any guacamole but Baby Yoda Guacamole.  This is easy to make and delicious of course!  Be sure to check out our Baby Yoda Sugar Cookies too, they are super cute and perfect for dessert. 

Normally when I make guacamole, I would have diced tomatoes, cilantro and diced jalapenos.  Since I need this guacamole to be a little more kid creamier and simpler for Baby Yoda, I am going to keep it simple which my kiddos prefer anyway.  

Baby Yoda Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients:

Avocados

Sour Cream

Diced Onion

Tortilla Cutouts for the eyes. 

Jalapeno for the ears. 


Directions:

Mash the Avocados, add in diced onions and 1/3 cup sour cream, the sour cream helps it be smoother and creamier.

Scoop the Guacamole onto a white round platter, shaping it into Baby Yoda.  Use a Jalapeno sliced in half for the ears and cut out eyes from a tortilla.  Surround with tortilla chips and there you have it Baby Yoda Guacamole. This is the perfect snack to enjoy while watching the NEW Mandalorian Season 2 on Disney+.



Thank you for reading if you’ve enjoyed the content you’ve read above please share with your friends.  Be sure to enter to win some Disney magic over on my Instagram @BlogAboutItAll and follow my fellow Instagram Disney friends for more Disney Mandalorian inspired fun @JanelBerchielli@KatiesAdventureBook@LoveOfTheMagic, and @LizOnCall.

Mandalorian Season 2 Snacks | Baby Yoda Guacamole

Is your family excited about the Disney+ Mandalorian Season 2 Release?  Our family has been anxiously awaiting the NEW season!  To celebrate we are making some Star Wars inspired food and crafts.  

Go check out my Instagram Stories TODAY 10/28 for details on how to enter to win some Disney Magic @BlogAboutItAll.  Be sure to follow my friends for more Disney Inspired fun @JanelBerchielli@KatiesAdventureBook@LoveOfTheMagic, and @LizOnCall. First I shared the cutest Baby Yoda Sugar Cookies, our DIY No Carve Baby Yoda Pumpkin and now Baby Yoda Guacamole!  

You definitely have to have snacks for a Mandalorian watch party right?  What better snack than chips and guacamole, and not just any guacamole but Baby Yoda Guacamole.  This is easy to make and delicious of course!  Be sure to check out our Baby Yoda Sugar Cookies too, they are super cute and perfect for dessert. 

Normally when I make guacamole, I would have diced tomatoes, cilantro and diced jalapenos.  Since I need this guacamole to be a little more kid creamier and simpler for Baby Yoda, I am going to keep it simple which my kiddos prefer anyway.  

Baby Yoda Guacamole Recipe

Ingredients:

Avocados

Sour Cream

Diced Onion

Tortilla Cutouts for the eyes. 

Jalapeno for the ears. 


Directions:

Mash the Avocados, add in diced onions and 1/3 cup sour cream, the sour cream helps it be smoother and creamier.

Scoop the Guacamole onto a white round platter, shaping it into Baby Yoda.  Use a Jalapeno sliced in half for the ears and cut out eyes from a tortilla.  Surround with tortilla chips and there you have it Baby Yoda Guacamole. This is the perfect snack to enjoy while watching the NEW Mandalorian Season 2 on Disney+.



Thank you for reading if you’ve enjoyed the content you’ve read above please share with your friends.  Be sure to enter to win some Disney magic over on my Instagram @BlogAboutItAll and follow my fellow Instagram Disney friends for more Disney Mandalorian inspired fun @JanelBerchielli@KatiesAdventureBook@LoveOfTheMagic, and @LizOnCall.

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