Sprouts App Review

Sprouts Farmers Market App Review Put up a parking lot Let me start by saying that I don’t usually like to do app reviews, but this is different. First of all, I’m a newly minted Sprouts fan. There are currently 200 … continue reading . . .

Sprouts Farmers Market

First time at Sprouts Farmers Market As the new year starts and resolutions, goals and dreams abound, I am struck by the power of little changes that bring big results. Making small choices daily, like choosing water instead of soda, can really … continue reading . . .

Santa Monica Gets a Cheesecake Factory

Cheesecake Factory review by Mike Anderson for EncinoMom Magazine.

I’m a die-hard foodie. I hunt out every local cart, truck, farmer’s market, pop-up, and Mom-and-Pop-hole-in-the-wall to sample their kimchi-marinated, locally-foraged truffle tacos with charred shiitake ash. So it is with some trepidation I admit my guilty pleasure… I love … continue reading . . .

CPK’s New Menu Will Keep You Coming Back

Get your taste buds ready! California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has a new menu that is sure to keep you coming back for more. The new cocktails, lunch, and dinner options are both tasty and affordable. The only hard part will be choosing … continue reading . . .

ViDi Video Camera Review

ViDi Video Camera Review.

EncinoMom Unboxes the ViDi Action Camera For Review   We received the ViDi Action Camera to unbox, test and review for you here. We were immediately engaged in the fun when we saw the box! Priced at $99, the camera … continue reading . . .

Tips And Snack Picks For Road Trips

road trip tips for your best vacation ever

We kick off this episode with a couple of our favorite road trip tips and then launch into an epic test drive of car trip snack picks. Many of today’s tastes are new to market and boast GMO free grains … continue reading . . .

Del Real Foods Review – Feliz De Mayo!

It's about to get real! Unboxing of the Del Real Party In A Box on EncinoMom.

We love this Party in a Box from Del Real Foods! Del Real Foods have been serving up fresh, flavorful and authentic Mexican meals since 2003. Their gluten, trans fat and MSG free, products are fully cooked and ready to heat and … continue reading . . .

The Book of Life Roundtable Interview

Mike Anderson gearing up for an interview with the creative forces behind The Book of Life. On assignment for EncinoMom.

The Book of Life Review & Interview The Book of Life released on Blu-ray and DVD today, January 27th. Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons with Writer/Director Jorge R. Gutiérrez, Hollywood tough-guy/Obvious-secret-softy … continue reading . . .

Ecos Unboxed

Making our own soap at Ecos in Orange County.

We unboxed these Earth friendly items from the Ecos and Baby Ecos product lines. We discovered that Mike the Mixer is already using Ecos products in his home and gifted the Baby Ecos products to my sister to try out … continue reading . . .

Limoneira Lifestyles Skin Care Gift Set Review

EncinoMom staff open the Limoniera Skin Care Gift Set on camera.

Limoneira Lifestyles Skin Care Gift Set Unboxing & Review Thank you to our friends at Limoniera for sending us this fabulous gift set for review. We knew it would be good, because we know their lemons. We had no idea … continue reading . . .

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Unboxed

Mr. Peabody is voiced with heart by Ty Burrell.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman, we’ve unboxed the movie & merch! If you haven’t already seen our review of Mr. Peabody and Sherman, spoiler alert; we loved it! Today we’re unboxing some of the movie merch along with the Blu-ray. We … continue reading . . .

Sonoma Unboxing

EncinoMom Unboxed.

We’re opening samples of Neilson-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Powder, Coffee & Chocolate Extracts, plus the Putt A Round for perfecting your putt at home or in the office and Mr. Cheese O’s, a protein rich snack with crunch from Sonoma … continue reading . . .

The Judge Review

Photo of EncinoMom's Mike Anderson at Warner Brothers Studio backlot for a screening of The Judge.

In The Judge, Iron Man Soars in a Different “Suit” (Sorry, I Couldn’t Resist a Punny Title) Fathers and Sons: A theme that echoes through some of our most seminal stories, from Hamlet to Star Wars. It’s also a guaranteed … continue reading . . .

Hard Rock Hollywood

Photo of the Tango Burger at Hard Rock Hollywood.

Head over to the Hard Rock Café Hollywood Blvd. to try their Salted Caramel Café. It’s a fun twist on their good old cup of Joe combining Tia Maria, Bailey’s Irish Cream, salted caramel syrup, half and half, whipped cream, caramel corn, caramel … continue reading . . .

We’ll Always Have Paris

We'll Always Have Paris book cover.

We’ll Always Have Paris, A Mother/Daughter Memoir Interview and Book Review If you liked Eat, Pray, Love, you will LOVE this book. If you have a daughter, or a mother, you will LOVE this book. If you like to travel, … continue reading . . .

ecoATM Review

Photo of old cell phones.

ecoATM Review So there I was in the mall, more specifically at the food court. I wanted to pay cash for lunch, but when I opened my wallet a moth flew out. Enter the ecoATM. There under a light, right in … continue reading . . .

Everalbum Review

everalbum photo organization and enhancement app

With a vast photo collection that includes both editorial photography for EncinoMom.com and my personal snapshots, I am always looking for a better solution to iPhoto. While I’m a diehard Apple fan, I still have the same problems organizing my … continue reading . . .

Book Review: Breathing Room

Breathing Room - Open Your Heart by decluttering your home book cover art.

Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by decluttering your home By Lauren Rosenfeld and Dr. Melva Green The American public clearly has a problem with clutter. Book-selling titan Amazon lists over 2,000 titles that contain the word “clutter.” The vast majority … continue reading . . .

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