Harlem Globetrotters Return to Southern California (Ticket Giveaway)

Harlem Globetrotters are coming back to Cali in February. Win tickets here or use our discount code below when purchasing.

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My kids and I have gone to see the Harlem Globetrotters at STAPLES Center a few times now, and each time it’s a great show. It’s totally worth the trek downtown and I don’t say that lightly. Wherever you live in SoCal or if you will be visiting during their shows here, there is a Harlem Globetrotters event coming near you! And new this year (we have GOT to see this) the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first 4-point line! I have no doubt these superheroes of basketball can hit those shots.

Celebrating decades of smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions of people worldwide, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters will return to the Los Angeles area Feb. 11-19. It’s a great family adventure of wholesome fun that makes for special memories. Their one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment with incredible ball handling, hilarious comedy and loads of fan interaction, including a post-game autograph signing.

For $7 off your tickets use the promo code: CALI when you visit: http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/socal

  • Ontario at the Citizens Business Bank Arena on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.
  • Anaheim at the Honda Center on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Mission Viejo at the Saddleback College Gym on Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m.
  • Los Angeles at the STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 12:30 p.m., and 5:45 p.m

I’m giving away a 4-pack of vouchers good for tickets to any of the above shows! Leave a comment on this post (not Facebook!) to enter by 11:59 PM on Thursday, February 2. Winner will be chosen by random drawing from qualifying entries. As soon as I receive your mailing address, I will mail the vouchers to you. Extra entry if you follow Agoura Hills Mom on Instagram or like my page on Facebook (just let me know in your comment).

Mabel’s Labels to Mark Your Stuff [Giveaway!]

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Photo from Mabel’s Labels Facebook page

I prefer Mabel’s Labels to any other way of labeling my kids’ stuff for school, sleepovers, camp, or whatever they attend where their stuff can get left behind. I like them better than any other brand, better than permanent marker, better than a label-maker. Why?

Mabel’s Labels are cute, and they don’t come off. The end.


You can stick Mabel’s Labels in shoes, on fabric, lunch boxes made of fabric, pencil cases, notebooks, you name it. They just won’t come off, not even in the wash!

There are many different designs you can choose from. I love the cute little rocket logos and smiley faces, and the pretty color palettes. I have boys, so I stick with boy-type colors, and now that they are getting a little older (middle school here we come!), this time I chose a muted color scheme with no cute little-kid logo. I have left over rockets and skull and bones, though.

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And bonus for me, my initials are the same as one of my sons, so I can use the initial logos we bought a few years ago, along with these new last-name-only ones that Mabel just sent to me, for my own stuff or my husband’s stuff. Great for luggage and sports equipment for the whole family.


This year’s selection is the Middle School Label Pack. It includes (in photo above, clockwise from top right) 40 mini name stickers, 2 teeny tags, 50 tag mates, and 16 shoe labels (round). The labels come in a nice, compact folio that you can stick in your family command center (aka the junk drawer) and it takes up barely any room, but it’s at the ready every time something threatens to go out the door unlabeled. I have been known to chase down a child with a label in my hand, eager to slap it on and mark his possession.

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Mabel’s Labels is running a sweepstakes. You can enter now through September 30 to win 1 of 20 Grand Prizes of $500 towards your child’s education! Plus, weekly prizes of Mabel’s Back to School Label Packs to get ready for the start of the school year.

Mabel’s Labels usually has a great deal running on their site, and especially at Back to School time. Visit them to shop and customize your design. And right here I’m giving away a back to school pack of your choice! Just leave a comment on this post by 11:59 PM on Thursday, August 18, 2016. I’ll pick a winner at random from qualifying entries (1 per person please) and you’ll be label-crazy just like me!

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Frosted Cowboy – Fun Novel by Debut Author From Agoura Hills


Signed copy of Frosted Cowboy available for giveaway this week! Comment below to enter.3d-cover-frosted-cowboy-large

Charlene Ross was the original Agoura Hills Mom for the once-awesome Agoura Hills Patch. She graciously did not get mad OR punch me in the face when I asked her if she wouldn’t mind if I contributed some of my work here to the same site under that same name after she had moved on to better things. Are you still with me?

In fact, Charlene was so awesome that we became friends, and now I am very proud to share with you that her first novel has been released by Velvet Morning Press and is for sale on paperback and e-book at Amazon now.

Frosted Cowboy “a delightful debut novel that follows aspiring fashion designer Laney – 32 years old, recently single, recently unemployed – through a year in her life when she struggles to find herself. But this is no slog through despair.” I reviewed the book on my other site, but if you don’t want to click over and read that, just trust me: it’s a fun, entertaining, and easy book to read when you want to escape life for a little while. At the beach, poolside, or in the car while you’re waiting to pick up your kids from their 3rd activity of the week. Just me?

Frosted Cowboy by Charlene A. Ross
$11.99 on paperback at Amazon
$3.99 for e-book

I got an extra copy of the book to give away to an Agoura Hills Mom reader, and Charlene even signed it! It seems only fitting, right? Just leave a comment here to enter between now and Thursday, March 31st at 11:59PM. I’ll choose a winner at random from qualifying entries and notify the winner on Friday, April 1. Once I receive your mailing address I will send the book at my own cost.