Circus Vargas Presents SteamCirque

Circus Vargas embarks on a brand new epic adventure under the big top! Debuting their innovative new production in the Bay Area.

The show:

Goggles, gears, and gadgets set the stage for Circus Vargas’ 2017’s retro-futuristic production, SteamCirque! Join them on a journey of fantastic proportions where children of all ages will marvel at the wacky and wonderful cast of characters that come alive in this exciting steampunk, science- fiction fantasy inspired circus odyssey!

Arrive 45 minutes early for an entertaining, interactive pre-show celebration, where kids can create their own magic under the big top, learning circus skills such as juggling, balancing and more!   Meet and mingle with the entire cast after each performance.  Capture the fun by posing for pics or selfies with your favorite cast members, all part of an unforgettable Circus Vargas experience!

The storyline:

An eccentric group of adventure seekers stumble upon a traveling circus in an imaginary Victorian city, far, far-away. SteamCirque’s peculiar protagonist, part magician-part inventor, attempts to industrialize the circus by incorporating his steam powered mechanical contraptions into the ordinary, typical circus rigging, filling the big top with new, imaginative acrobatic apparatus for the artists to perform their acts.

Join us for an amazing experience, under the big top as Circus Vargas celebrates its 48th year and create new and treasured memories for generations to come! This Wonderful show has something for everyone! Its 2 hours of amazing music, lights, magic, acrobats, aerialists, daredevils, comedians and more!

Ticket Information:

General admission tickets are $12-$27 for children and $22-$37 for adults. Reserved Ringside seating is $47-$62 for children and $57-$72 for adults. For Circus Vargas performance dates, times and to purchase tickets, visit, call 877-GOTFUN-1 (877-468-3861) or visit the box office at each location. Follow Circus Vargas on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter for updates, discounts and behind the scenes video.

  • San Jose: August 16 to August 21
  • Hayward: August 31 to September 11

Interested in seeing the show? Just click on the link and follow the directions to enter. For this giveaway you must be live in the Bay Area.

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*I received complimentary tickets from Circus Vargasto giveaway and for personal use in exchange for sharing this show information with you.

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed battle to defend the universe from evil. This all new show unites Spider-Man, the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before Loki gains control. This ancient artifact would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of the universe. Witness the cutting-edge special effects and immersive video projection in this legendary, live adventure.

This amazing show is coming to Oakland’s Oracle Arena on August 11th through 13th and San Jose’s SAP Center on August 17th through 20th. Tickets start at just $15! You can save 25% on tickets for any performance by using the code MOM just click HERE! Savings not valid on Front Row, VIP or other premium seats. No double discounts. Service charges, handling and facility fees may apply. Follow the tour on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter.

Interested in seeing the show? Just click on the link and follow the directions to enter. For this giveaway you must be live in the Bay Area. a Rafflecopter giveaway

*I received complimentary tickets from Feld Entertainment to giveaway and for personal use in exchange for sharing this show information with you.

Korean Ground Beef and Rice

The other night I decided I was going to make something with ground beef and just because it was Tuesday didn’t mean it was Taco Night. Well I decided I would make this sweet and a little spicy dish. My daughter loved it and asked for more, which is always a plus. I hope you find this recipe easy to make and that you find it as yummy as we did! It has become a favorite in our house.


1 pound lean ground beef

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce

2 tsp sesame oil

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

2 cups hot cooked white or brown rice

sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnish if desired


In a large skillet cook the ground beef and garlic breaking it into crumbles over medium heat until no longer pink.

In a small bowl whisk brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, red pepper flakes and pepper. Pour over the ground beef and let simmer for another minute or two.

Server over hot rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

July Events and Activities in Our Community

Looking for something to do with your little ones (Great for ages 0 to Teen)? Here’s a listing of things going on in our community. Make sure to check back often as things will be updated as I find them.

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**Events and Activities are subject to change without notice. Please check the linked website before attending.**

I’ve Become an Usborne Book Consultant!

So, guess who just became an Usborne Book Consultant? Yep, that would be me! I decided since I want to make sure that my daughter loves books and continues to read now instead of waiting until she was an adult like I was to love books I’d better start something now while she’s still young.

I was introduced to Usborne about a year ago when I purchased our first book. It was a Shine-a-light book and Sierra absolutely loved it. So I purchased a few more for her as well as some drawing books and needless to say, I’m hooked and she loves them all!

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get into another Direct Sales position because it is really hard to keep up with parties, etc but with Usborne I thought, if anything our library would be great to build and in the process help others build one for themselves.

Books are great with growth and inspiration for our kids and what a wonderful way to bond with your child. I’m hoping with Usborne I can help others come together and be closer like it has for my daughter and I. Reading before bedtime every night has become a great habit for us.

If you’re interested in seeing Usborne books please feel free to check out my link to a world of options and fun!

On with a new adventure!