LG at Best Buy Preview – Mom 2.0

At the beginning of this month, I attended my first Mom 2.0 blogger conference. It was their tenth year and I am so glad I went! The sponsors, parties, and people were all top notch. Not to mention the gorgeous location: The Langham in Pasadena, CA. Presenting Sponsor Best Buy had my excitement from the moment I saw that they’d be there! They had a whole suite set up that was a blast. They had different cameras and props for us to pose with and I was having fun as you can see below :) I said, “Welcome to my kingdom. We have chocolate and jumpsuits.” Jumpsuits are having a moment now and I’m loving it!

Best Buy - karainthekitchen.com

Best Buy also had the latest LG appliances on display and they are SO beautiful AND smart! The exclusive Matte Black stainless steel is fingerprint-proof and sleek. They are all part of integrating your smart home to make life easier. Don’t they look great? I cannot wait to get our kitchen redone!

Check out the refrigerator! Instead of having to open the door, you can knock twice to see what is inside. It is WiFi and voice-enabled, so when connected to your Google Home or Alexa, you can say things like, “Alexa, turn on ice plus for my party tonight” and it will take care of it for you. Incredible! It’s like we’re living on The Jetsons.

As with any blogger get-together, it was pretty loud in there, so here’s what I say: “What could be inside? Let’s see! Congratulations, you won a $20 gift card! Thank you Best Buy!”


Best Buy has some great deals going on these LG products through July 11th. If you have been thinking about upgrading your refrigerator or washer and dryer, now is the time to do it!

Best Buy Summer Deals:

Summer Kitchen Bundle (5/10 – 7/11)

  • Purchase a 4-piece Kitchen Bundle and receive up to $400 INSTANT rebate.  LG and LG Studio models are eligible for this offer.
  • The offer covers both Memorial Day and Independence Day.

LG Ultimate Laundry Room Rebate (5/10 – 7/11)

  • Purchase a qualifying laundry bundle and receive up to a $400 rebate

Check out my post about the LG TwinWash at Best Buy here!

A Weekend Roadtrip to Lancaster, California

This post is part of a paid partnership with Destination Lancaster. As always, all opinions are 100% mine. Thank you for your support!

At the end of February, I went to the LA Travel & Adventure show. It was huge and I talked to so many different destinations! When I got to Lancaster, California’s booth, I said, “Lancaster! Tell me about Lancaster!” As far as I knew, it was a city on a freeway sign. I’d never been inland that way, and I was excited to learn about what Lancaster had to offer.

LA County Air Show

As it turns out, Lockheed Martin was gearing up for the LA County Air Show in March. Both of my grandpas are pilots and so is my dad, so I have been to my fair share of air shows. This one was excellent! The announcer was engaging and the show moved really quickly and kept your attention. The wind was freezing, but thanks to the lovely VIP tent we were able to stay warm. It’s ironic because they were talking about changing the date of the air show because last year was burning hot! I would much rather have cold weather than hot though and am glad I brought my eskimo jacket. I was in awe of the talented pilots flying in those strong winds!

The Musical Road

There is a musical road in Lancaster that is so entertaining! Check out our video of it below. It was built for a Honda Civic commercial and the grooves in the road make it sound like a song is playing in your car. The kids loved it and asked every day if we could drive on it. It’s supposed to be the William Tell Overture aka the theme from Bonanza, but it’s a little off key. Still super unique and fun!

We ate dinner at Gino’s Italian Restaurant and had some of the best lasagna and spaghetti we’ve ever eaten! There was an excellent live musician and Junie was feeling the music (she was free entertainment for our whole section). It definitely has a family vibe and there were plenty of other children there. We were very pleasantly surprised by this gem tucked away in a strip mall.

The BLVD

The BLVD is a portion of downtown Lancaster where you will find restaurants, bakeries, candy shops, stores, and museums. It is paved with bricks and you will find beautiful murals peeking out around every street corner. They have a Farmers Market there on Thursday evenings.

MOAH Lancaster

I love art museums and so we made sure to stop by the MOAH Lancaster. The exhibits were lovely and unique; each one of us had a different favorite piece. I love hearing what my children think that paintings and sculptures mean. Outside of the museum was one of the beautiful murals in the cultural BLVD district.

We had a lovely getaway to Lancaster, a hidden gem of a town in the California desert. We love exploring this multi-faceted state of ours as a family and hope this inspires you to do the same!

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