Pechanga Pow Wow

The Pechanga Pow Wow is scheduled for Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 13.   If you have never been to a pow wor if is definitely an event to witness first hand. For additional details visit Pechanga 19th Annual Pow Wow.



Inland Moms attended our first Pow Wow in Temecula last year.  Here are some photos from last years event.  It’s definitely an event to witness first hand.

You’re Invited To Inland Empire Restaurant Week

Inland Moms attended the kickoff of Inland Empire Restaurant Week hosted by the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau and local restaurants.    The kickoff event featured delicious cuisine from more than 15 different community restaurants in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, including the Mission Inn, Savor Cupcakes and Highland Springs Resorts.   Representatives from participating restaurants were there, along with samples of the various menu items being served between March 21-30 event.


Photo Credit: Inland Empire Restaurant Week

Inland Empire Restaurant Week will showcase a variety of eateries throughout the Inland Empire as well as special menus prepared for the event.  Nearly 60 eateries from 20 communities in Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Inland Counties will participate in the dining event.

Photo Credit:  Inland Empire Restaurant Week

Photo Credit: Inland Empire Restaurant Week

We’re really excited about the upcoming event, especially the partnership between the Greater Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau and Inland Empire restaurants.  


You’re invited to indulge in your inner Foodie and visit the Inland Empire Restaurant Week!  Check the website for details on participating restaurants, price range, directions and special menus.  This event is a great way to enjoy several local restaurants at affordable prices.  We’re looking forward to dining out a couple times this week and celebrating the event with our families.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Event Details

Inland Empire Restaurant Week




March 21 – March 30


Enter to win gift cards at Inland Empire Week Giveaway

Restaurants Participating in Inland Empire Restaurant Week

Antonino’s Italian Restaurant
Bella Trattoria Italian Bistro
BIN189 at Lake Arrowhead Resort
Blu Bar & Grill
Brio Tuscan Grille
Cafe Sevilla
Cask ‘n Cleaver Steakhouse – Rancho Cucamonga
Citrus West
Cork | Fire Kitchen
Dave & Buster’s
Don Jose Mexican Restaurant
Duane’s Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant
Eden Garden Fusion Grill
El Torito – Ontario
Espiau’s Restaurant
Euro Cafe
Gram’s Mission Bar-B-Q
Grand Oak Steakhouse & Bar
Grazies Italian Restarant
Gyu-Kaku – Rancho Cucamonga
Haandi Indian Restaurant
Hickory Ranch Steakhouse
Hotel Casa 425 and Lounge
Jake’s Bistro & Brew
La Unica Cocina Mexicana y Cantina
Landings Restaurant & Bar
Las Campanas Mexican Cuisine & Cantina
Magic Lamp Inn
Market Broiler – Ontario Mills
Market Broiler – Riverside
Mi Ranchito Mexican Food & Cantina – Chino
Mi Ranchito Mexican Food & Cantina – LaVerne
Mi Ranchito Mexican Food & Cantina – Upland
Mission Inn Restaurant & Spanish Patio
Mustazzoli Ristorante Italiano
O’Donovan’s Restaurant & Pub
Organic Roots
Porter’s Prime Steak House
Provecho Grill
Queen Bean Caffe
Rainforest Cafe
RED Restaurant & Bar
Royal Cut Restaurant
Sixty6 Sports Lounge
Slater’s 50/50
Sycamore Inn Prime Steakhouse
TGI Friday’s – Ontario
TGI Fridays – Corona
TGI Fridays – Puente Hills Mall
TGI Fridays – Rancho Cucamonga
TGI Fridays – Riverside
TGI Fridays – San Bernardino
TGI Fridays – West Covina
The Orchard
The Pines Steakhouse
zpizza – Claremont

Spring Crafts for Kids

InlandMoms Spring

Since Spring begins this week I’d like to show you how to make some Window Clings and Ribbon Baskets with your kids to help you prepare for the season.

My oldest child made the Window Clings as part of her science experiment this year and we had so much fun the first time, we decided to make them again!  There were some things I wanted to do with her batch that I couldn’t because it was her project so this allowed me to get creative with this craft.

Decorating berry baskets was something we used to do in grade school, using strips of construction paper instead of ribbon or yarn.  I like this craft because its cheap, you use what you have, and your creativity is the limit!

Window Clings from KidScience App

1.5 oz (6 packets) plain, unflavored gelatin
food coloring
drinking straw
cookie cutters
glitter (optional)


Boil 4 cups of water.  Open the unflavored gelatin packets into a small bowl.  Stirring as you go, slowly pour the gelatin into the boiling water.  Stir well until the gelatin has dissolved.  If there are any bubbles, remove them with a spoon.

InlandMoms WindowClingsAllow the gelatin to cool a bit, then pour the liquid gelatin into two large pans so that the liquid measures 1-1.5 cm deep.

If using glitter, now is the time to sprinkle glitter onto one of your pansof gelatin…or both, the diffusion with the food coloring will still occur with the glitter pans but the glitter clings can only be hung outside (or facing in) so that is why I only do one pan.

Let the gelatin harden in both pans.  This should take about an hour or so.  Using one end of a straw poke holes straight into the gelatin but not all the way to the bottom.  Spin the straw, then use a toothpick or skewer to pull out the gelatin plug you’ve made.  Sometimes I would just tilt the straw and use it to pull out the plugs as well.  Poke lots of holes into the gelatin a few centimeters apart.  The food coloring will diffuse in the glitter pan as well if you want to make a few holes in that one.

Add a drop of food coloring to each hole in the gelatin.  Keep the shapes of your cutters in mind if you want to make a shape a certain color.  Science experiment spoiler alert!: Greens and yellows diffuse the best and fastest, then blue, and red not so much.

Let the pans sit for 24 hours, then use cookie cutters to cut shapes from both pans of gelatin and carefully remove them with a spatula.  I remove them all at once onto a cookie sheet so that I can take them all to decorate my windows instead of one at a time.  The food coloring will continue to diffuse while the clings are on your windows.  When they dry, peel them off the windows.  The clings will last 3-4 days.

InlandMoms RibbonBasketsRibbon Baskets

What You’ll Need
plastic berry baskets
ribbon or yarn
pipe cleaners (optional)

Thread your ribbon or yarn through the hole of your basket, starting at the bottom.  Again, you can make these very simple by skipping a few and making large weaves or more intricate by weaving through each opening.

With my yarn basket, I wove through each opening, skipping one as I got three lines on each side so that I would have an alternating pattern (I used a total of nine lines).  I used a simpler pattern in the middle (two lines of four) because it was a little tricky weaving through the “product of USA” on the basket.  I used the same pattern on the top portion of my basket as the bottom.  I tied the yarn to the basket as I began to keep it in place.  I also pre wrapped the yarn around my basket to get an estimation of how much yarn to use so I could pre cut it to make it easier for weaving.

I used the pipe cleaners to make my handles.  Those were the one thing I had to buy which was surprising considering all the odds and ends I have.  They are very easy to work with and hook onto the baskets with ease.

With the pastel basket, I used 6 different 3/8” ribbon and threaded them alternately.  I tied yarn to the ends of the ribbon and then tied it to the basket to keep it in place.  When finished with a row, use a small dab of glue to fix the ribbon to itself to keep it in place.

With my hot pink basket, I used a 7/8” ribbon on the top (with which you can make the cutest ruching effect) and a 5/8” for the bottom which lays perfectly in that opening.  I decided not to use a handle on this basket.  It is being used to keep my little girl’s various notebooks organized.




Things To Do This Weekend | Inland Empire Weekend Events 3/14/14-3/16/14

Do you have your green outfit ready?  It’s Saint Patrick’s Day on Monday, but the St Patty’s celebration is going to kick off on Friday!  From  a Victorian celebration at a Railway to the Color Run there is something for everyone in the family to do.  We recommend you wear green to all your festive events to add a little bit of St Patty’s spark to your weekend!

Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home. – Irish proverb

Here is a list of our favorite events this weekend:


Photo Credit: Orange Empire Railway Museum

  • Iron Horse – Family Steampunk Carnivale:  March 15-16. The Orange Empire Railway Museum has organized a Victorian era family event at their historical museum.  The Iron Horse/Family Steampunk Carnivale celebrates the Victorian Era, Edwardian science fiction and the Industrial Revolution with a real, live steam-powered locomotive being the perfect backdrop.  Enjoy locomotive and vintage rides, a victorian fashion show, vendors, kid games, food, did we say food! and much much more.


  • Les Miserables Musical: March 14 – March 16.  Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schönberg’s classic sweeps its audience through an epic tale of passion and destruction in 19th century France.   The musical follows the lives and interactions of several characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption.  (San Bernardino, CA)
  • Bluegrass Festival evening concert: March 15-16. James King Band, Bluegrass Etc. and Silverado perform at Bluegrass Festival. (Temecula, CA)
  • Chalk Art Festival: March 15.   Join the Palm Springs Rotary Club for their annual Chalk Art Festival.  Artists will be creating beautiful masterpieces on the sidewalk.  Proceeds go toward area nonprofits. (Palm Springs, CA)
  • Sargeant Ysmael Villegas Birthday Celebration: March 15.   Join the City of Riverside  at the Riverside National Cemetery for a 90th birthday celebration honoring Hometown Hero, Sergeant Ysmael R. Villegas.  (Riverside, CA)
  • Circus Vargas –  March 14-16.  Every child needs to experience an event under the Big Top.  Join the Circus Vargas family for a spectacular evening.  Temecula, CA  (Dates:  March 6- March 17).  Circus Vargas will be in Temecula, Ontario & San Bernardino between March – April 2014.  (Temecula, CA)
  • Color Vibe 5K – March 15-16. Gather your friends and head to Lake Skinner for an amazing Color blast event. (Lake Skinner, CA)