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Fancy Shanty® is California's family-fun, lifestyle blog covering a variety of topics. Whether you are looking for the best family travel locations, a new delicious recipe, a fun DIY project, or homeschooling tips, we have what you need to make life amazing! We are a family of travel enthusiasts sharing the best California has to offer as we set out to live life to the fullest!
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Landscape Structures Playground
October is sensory awareness month which is why we're bringing a focus to accessible and inclusive playgrounds, playgrounds that allow children of all abilities to grow together with each other. No matter what your child's ability, Landscape Structures inclusive playgrounds are built to help children develop physical, cognitive, sensory, and social skills to foster life skills such as leadership, persistence, support, and empathy. More importantly, inclusive play goes beyond accessibility and addresses social equity amongst increasingly diverse social communities.
Techlicious Learn & Lunch
At the Techlicious Learn & Lunch event, hosted at the Video & Audio Center at Westfield Century City, we had the opportunity to experience this concierge service first-hand, a service that allows consumers to feel connected to the brands they already love. We also spoke with representatives from major brands including JBL, LG, Sony, Samsung, and Channel Master, on increasing consumer awareness to give consumers the opportunities to make better-informed buying decisions and to get more out of the products they already own. Here are a few of our favorite finds from the event, as well as a few words from Video & Audio Center owner, Joseph Akhtarzad.
Unicorn Cake Batter Fudge
This simple, decadent, Unicorn Cake Batter Fudge recipe is everything little girls dream of. Enchanting and magical with a rainbow of bright colors from sprinkles and mini pearls, you can't help but smile at this dessert every time you look at it.
3 Easy Salad Recipes
Making a delicious salad any time of day is easier than you think. Check out these 3 Easy Salad Recipes, Cranberry & Pecan, Hearty Veggie & Citrus, and our popular Power Salad, perfect for brightening up any meal.
Summer Fun with La Roche Posay
Check out how we protect our kids when we're enjoying the summer sun on the beaches of Southern California!
Looking for a refreshing sangria recipe? We've got you covered! https://fancyshanty.com/recipes/drinks/
Looking for a healthy breakfast recipe this 4th of July? Try this Berry Nutty Oatmeal & Smoothie Recipe!
Whale watching in Long Beach kicked off this past December with the Winter of Whales, where guests have the opportunity to see migrating gray whales and other species along our Southern California coast. During the cruise, passengers have the opportunity to embark on their whale watching excursion with an Aquarium expert (select times) as you delve deep into conservation issues affecting whales in urban water, and learn about the diversity of whale populations and other marine life found off the coast of Southern California.
Real Snow. Real Science. Real Fun. Here are some of our favorite moments from Discovery Cube Los Angeles's Winter Wonderfest. Enjoy Winter Wonderfest now through Jan. 8th, with fresh snow blown daily!
Check out these 10 Reason to visit the Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train this year! Family and friends can take an enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus, have story time with Mrs. Claus, enjoy Christmas cookie decorating, play fun carnival games, and so much more. This is the holiday event in Orange County you don't want to miss.
This past weekend we cleared our schedules, unplugged our electronic devices, and made the jump into the RV lifestyle to let our kids experience camping the way I remember growing up thanks to GoRVing.com and the Ventura Ranch KOA. Check out some of the fun activities you can find at RV Parks around the nation.
Game day mornings are INSANE and can even make the most skilled moms CRAZY! Thankfully Dixie helps me crush our game day mornings so I can focus on what matters most, being the best fan possible to our players. By replacing my favorite coffee cup with Dixie To Go cups, I can enjoy my morning coffee confidently, with no effort, no clean up, and no worries.
We're revealing our homeschool classroom makeover. Come take a tour of our new room featuring a new reading nook designed with products from Lamps Plus.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to sleep at a zoo? We found out during a recent press trip to the San Diego Zoo.
Special Delivery! Have you seen these adorable Storks Movie Back to School Goodies?
With back to school just around the corner, it's time to get prepared for another school year. This year, instead of a strict book work lesson plan like we had last year, we're adding more play into our curriculum to help our children learn and retain the information they receive, because studies show children remember more when they're having fun.