Smorgasburg LA / 11 month blog update

Smorgasburg LA / 11 month blog update

Hello ladies! How are you all doing? I’m over here just getting ready for my boys to be off and turn my days upside down, LOL! My oldest has his culmination today. He will officially be a high school kid. I’m so proud of him. We hit some bumps in the road this year , but he managed to get passed them and he will be off to 9th grade. Let me tell you all raising a teenager isn’t easy. I mean we were all teenagers once. But that doesn’t mean we know how to raise one. I’m learning along with him and I just pray his high school years are great!

Today I wanted to share our trip to Smorgasburg LA this past weekend. We had been wanting to try it for sometime now. And we finally planned it out and went. Of course my family had to go on Donut Day. If you don’t know about this Event. It takes place every Sunday in Downtown LA. They have an instagram and yelp. It’s basically over 60 food pop ups that are all pretty unique and great. Some have actual restaraunts and some are just trucks. We walked around to get a good look at what they had. It can be overwhelming, because there are so many options. So before I show you what we ate, I’m going to give you a few tips if you plan on going.

  1. Try to watch some You tube videos on Smorgasburg LA, we did this after and wished we had done it before to give us an idea of what to try.
  2. If you go with a few people try to get different things so you can try a little bit of everything.
  3. Take water
  4. They have a beer garden so if you want to drink don’t take the kids.
  5. GO hungry

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My kids aren’t so adventurous with food yet so we kept it simple since we took them with us. We first had some delicious burritos from Burritos La Palma. They actually have a restaurant in El Monte highly recommend.

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Next we tried a taco from Baohaus this was so delicious. The hubs and I tried this one with fried chicken. They also have a pork belly one we will try next time.

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I had never had Mango sticky rice, Ya I know crazy. So it was a must to try. I liked it but I think I’ll stick to just mango and tajin. I’ll leave sweet rice to Arroz con leche.

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David loves churros so he tried Churro Boss. You can get toppings and ice cream added to the delicious churros. He got cinnamon toast crunch. I thought they were delicious.

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And you can’t go on Donut day without getting a donut. Breaker kept it OG and got a chocolate sprinkle from Donut friend. They had a lot of Donut options that day but the lines were a little long especially for the Side car doughnuts, that I wanted to try. I guess I’ll be taking a trip to Santa Monica to try!

 

I say check it out if you haven’t, it was cool and we will be back. I think minus the kids, LOL!

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11 Month blog update! So I can’t tell you how proud I am. I’ve been consistent for 11 whole months. I won’t go into too much since I’m going to have my one year next month.  I want to leave more for that post. All I can say is I’m not giving it up. It’s not getting any easier, but I’m learning more and ready to put more and more into my blog. I feel this first year has been my learning experience. I’m ready to possibly make something more out of my blog. I have faith in myself and I’m proud. That’s all that matters.

Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week and great weekend. Till next post.

XO Lisa

 

Mickeys Halloween party

Mickeys Halloween party

Hello Ladies!! I swear these weeks go so fast. So as promised I’m going to share our family day to Disneyland. We are big Disneyland people. I mean, we love it! We did have season passes last year but didn’t renew since I don’t like going during the really hot months. So it had been almost a year since our last visit. I was pretty excited since every year for Breaker, it’s a different experience. That’s what I enjoy the most , my boy’s excitement.

This was our first time attending Mickey’s Halloween party. For those of you that don’t know, this is an evening event during Halloween time. This is not included if you buy a day pass and not included if you have an annual pass. It’s a complete other ticket. I know this event sells out fast. Season pass holders do get first priority on buying these tickets. Another thing before I get into my personal experience, these tickets are not as much as a regular admission and the cool thing is the event starts at 6pm. You can actually go in 3 hours before event. So you get those extra 3 hours to park hop! And the park closes early to regular admission ticket holders so the park is not that crowded.

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First the park is totally decorated for Halloween! It’s so cute and festive. It’s a Halloween party so you can dress up, of course Disney has rules on the website. But that was probably my favorite is just looking at everyone’s costumes and seeing how cute the families get into the spirit of it all. The crowd is a mixture. You see a lot of teenagers and young adults but you have your families with little ones as well. The cute thing is you see a lot of the characters around – more than a normal day at Disneyland. They have lines where you can take a picture with the Villains of Disneyland. I mean how cute is that! Some of the rides are Halloween themed. One of our favorites is the Haunted mansion. They turn that into ‘The nightmare before Christmas’ theme and it’s so cute! That one lasts through Christmas time at Disneyland so if you don’t get out there for Halloween you still have a chance to see it for Christmas. They have a few more that they change-up for halloween. But that one is my favorite. Another fun perk, is the Trick or Treating spots. They have them through out the park. They give you a map on where to find them. That was really cool.  Breaker loved that! We literally just did 3 of the spots and we had 2 bags filled of good candy. Oh they do hand out mini bags when you enter the park! One of the best perks of this event was the short ride lines. It was amazing! We got to get on Peter pan in like 2 minutes, LOL! If you’re a regular at Disneyland you know what I’m talking about. That line is always so long! The parade is a Halloween theme with a spectacular fire work show at the end. Besides feeling like a went to a club all night the next day it was such a fun night for my family, LOL! No but seriously, if you haven’t experienced it, I really recommend you do one year to come. It’s very cute and the kids loved it! So did us big kids! I’m going to share a few personal photos below. Breaker wanted to be a donut Chef, his choice. So I made us a little something to go with his costume. Breaker’s donuts on his costume, my ears and daddy’s pin was all made by yours truly. Big brother was supposed to be bashful from snow-white. I even made a hat for him but he changed his mind, TEENAGERS! Hope you ladies liked this post, I hope it helps if you’re heading out to Disneyland for Halloween.

XO Lisa