Painting To Gogh

June 30, 2020

Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up. 
- Picasso 

Have you ever wanted to try one of those group painting classes? I have, but I always thought it wouldn't turn out for me because I am not good at drawing or painting. But after watching my boys create their paintings with the guidance of Painting To Gogh, I am more convinced than ever to give it a try. So I want to tell you more about this company, but first... Check out the boys' Masterpieces!!!

They had the best time having their own painting class at home. It was so much fun to watch their paintings come to life and see their confidence grow the further they got into it. @paintingtogogh let’s you pick your painting and sends you all the supplies you need to create your own masterpiece. 

The Starter Kit is $45 and includes acrylic paints for your selected picture, a paintbrush set, a 16x20 canvas, an easel, an apron and a link to the step by step video tutorial. Repeat customers can order the Essentials Kit for $25 that includes everything I mentioned earlier except the Easel and Paintbrush Set. They also have an option for the video tutorial only for $10 if you have your own supplies you want to use at home.  

Paintings typically take anywhere from 1-2 hours and the great thing is you can go at your own pace since you can pause the video anytime you need to and then play it again when you are ready. 

I cannot tell you how much fun this was. If you are looking for a fun family activity or just want to make a beautiful new painting, we definitely recommend Painting to Gogh. This was such an awesome experience and the boys can’t wait to do it again. They are already planning for which design each of them are choosing next. 

We have our brushes cleaned and our easels folded up and stored in their bags, so they are ready for our next painting class. This time mom and dad are going to join in the fun too! I can't wait to share what masterpieces we create this time. Our wall is going to be full of beautiful handmade paintings very soon. 😉

If you are wanting to create your own magnificent paintings, use this link to save 10%. and be sure to tag @OCBoysLife in your creations if you share them on social media. I would love to see them and share them too! I also think this would make a fantastic gift idea. Can you imagine what a fun surprise this would be for someone to receive on their doorstep?!!

Looking for a fun date night? They also offer a diptych. Instead of painting separately, you turn your canvases vertically and paint two halves of the painting. When you put your canvases together, they create one image. Just look for the Starter Box for 2 on their website when selecting your painting. 

I will be sure to share a video of the boys creating their masterpieces on our YouTube channel. A BIG Thank You to Painting To Gogh for this awesome experience. 

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Father's Day Gift Ideas

June 16, 2020
This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx

Anyone else terrible at keeping a surprise for too long? The boys and I surprised their dad with his Father’s Day gifts early because we just couldn’t wait any longer. Needless to say it was a big hit! So I wanted to share a little about each of the products that were included in his surprise Father's Day box in case anyone was in need of Father's Day gift ideas this year.  

His surprise box included a G-Shock GBD100 Watch from Casio, The Original Huy Fong Foods Sriracha Almonds, The Bob Ross Cookbook: Happy Little Recipes for Family and Friends, Home Town Maps Rocks Glass from Well Told, FlagLite 3D from Maglite, Mini Maglite Pro from Maglite and a Grill Pan from ANOLON.


First up is the awesome G-SHOCK GBD100 Watch from Casio. It has Bluetooth Connectivity and GPS. It is part of the G_SHOCK MOVE lineup and supports a wide range of fitness needs and can connect to your smartphone. You can find this watch here: 

If the dad in your life enjoys spicy snacks, then these crunchy almonds with authentic sriracha flavor are a must. They are premium almonds from California and are roasted in peanut oil. It is flavor to go nuts for. You can find them here:


The Bob Ross Cookbook: Happy Little Recipes for Family and Friends is a fun addition to any Father's Day gift. It includes recipes and ideas based on Bob Ross' art. I love the quotes, full color food illustrations and easy to follow recipes. You can find this cookbook here:


The Home Town Maps Rocks Glass from Well Told added a special custom touch to my husband's Fathers Day gift. You can add personalized text for every U.S. city and town, so I had my husband's glass etched with Huntington Beach because that was the city we moved to when we first made our big family move to SoCal. This is a great way to add a personal touch to your gift. You can find it here: 


The FlagLite 3D and Mini Maglite Pro LED Flashlight from Maglite are iconic gift ideas. The FligLite 3D Limited Edition Maglite LED Full-sized flashlight has a beam distance of 364 meters and can last for 79 hours. We loved the beautiful Americana design of this Flag-lite flashlight. The Mini Maglite Pro has a powerful beam that can travel almost 2 football fields. It has a sleek design, comes in a variety of colors and is compact enough to fit inside your pocket. Use code BB15 for 15% off online orders. You can find the FlagLite 3D here:
You can find the Mini Maglite here:


This ANOLON ADVANCED HOME 11-inch Deep Square Grill Pan has patented Precision Forge technology and a flat rivet Unity Surface. It is a nonstick indoor grill and is perfect for cooking anything from chicken to grilled cheese, a personal favorite of my boys. The square pan and raised ridges offer 27% more cooking surface and better searing and browning. You can find these products here:
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Our Super Dad absolutely loved his Father's Day Gift Box and I hope the dad's in your life have a Happy Father's Day too!


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