Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood #PeterandtheWolfApp

THE MUSICAL STORYBOOK APP* - Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood

Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood is a revival of the classic Peter and the Wolf tale brought to you by acclaimed production company, Giants Are Small. This version brings Peter to Hollywood to meet his hippie grandfather while bringing classical music elements to life. Peter, along with all of the characters in the movie book, are narrated and brought to life by Rock n’ Roll legend, Alice Cooper.

Connect with Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood on Facebook and Twitter.

*plus an additional music learning section included on iPad Deluxe App

In the spirit of full disclosure, I am part of a promotional program with MomSelect.

Lightlife - PLANT PROTEIN FOODS #lightlife

Smart Bacon® brings that hearty bacon taste to your meal. But unlike traditional bacon, Smart Bacon® is vegan and free of saturated fat and cholesterol.

Lightlife began in western Massachusetts in 1979 with a passion for creating great tasting vegetarian food. They have grown over the years by sticking to their roots and making all of their products with quality and care. They consider their products “Meat without the Middleman”— they taste, feel, and look like meat even though they are made from plants, not animals. From hot dogs and sausage to deli slices and tempeh, their plant-based, Non-GMO Project Verified line of products has something for everyone. Giving back to the community is also a priority for Lightlife. Since the very beginning, they have contributed 5% of their annual profits to organizations that support a healthier you and a healthier planet.

• Lightlife’s Smart Dogs, America’s #1 meatless hot dog, are plant-based, and grillready. • Lightlife Smart Dogs are certified vegan and Non-GMO Project Verified. • Smart Dogs have 7 grams of protein and only 50 calories per link, while Jumbo Smart Dogs have 13 grams of protein and only 100 calories per link. • All Lightlife products are refrigerated fresh, and can be found in the produce, dairy, or natural section of your grocery store. • One package of Lightlife Smart Dogs retails for $2.99 - $3.99.

Savory, and oh so versatile
Tempeh is a traditional soy product originally from Indonesia, made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process. Our tempeh begins with whole organic, non-GMO soybeans and easily absorbs the flavors of your recipe. One package of our original soy tempeh provides 44g of protein, your daily recommended intake of fiber, and key nutrients like calcium and iron.

Connect with Lightlife online to see their latest products 
and get exclusive access to discounts and special offers! 

Where to Purchase:
Lightlife products are available at grocery stores nationwide in the produce, dairy, or natural foods section. Visit lightlife.com/where-to-buy to find a store near you.

In the spirit of full disclosure, Moms Meet provided samples of LightLife for me to try. No payment was given to facilitate my review. This post may contain affiliate linking.


Sushi 101 via RA Sushi

Get ready to roll your own sushi! International Sushi Day is 
Saturday, June 18th and we will be hosting Sushi & Sake 101 classes at 11AM. 

Classes include a brief sushi and sake history lesson, sushi rolling lessons, 
sake flight pairings (additional fee), a non-alcoholic beverage, edamame, and miso soup. 

(our location just had sushi, no soup or edamame)

We made 3 types...(not shown close up: Tootsie Maki)


California Roll

Our Class with Chef Joe in the middle

I'm so proud, she did great (better then I did)

They even asked if she would like to work there, when she's older!

This is mine...SAD :( lol 
BUT, I am getting better thx to this class!

In the spirit of full disclosure, I was offered the class free of charge. This is an informative post and not a review of the product/service/event listed above. This post may contain affiliate linking.


Dark Harbor Returns 9.29 for 22 nights of fright

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Returns to the Infamously Haunted Ship September 29 for 22 nights of fright

Tickets On-Sale @ QueenMary.com

Queen Mary’s Newest Resident Spirit and Maze To Be Unveiled July 30

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will once again rise from the deep torrid history of the infamously haunted ship September 29 - October 31, 2016. Dark Harbor will unveil new grotesque creatures and features at Midsummer Scream in Long Beach on July 30. Tickets are on-sale at QueenMary.com.

Ghoulish spirits, old and new, will descend upon The Queen Mary in Long Beach for the most anticipated twenty-two terrifying nights of the year. Dark Harbor’s Sinister Seven Spirits: Ringmaster, Captain, Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry, Scary Mary and the newest malevolent resident will haunt the grounds of Dark Harbor nightly. 

Ringmaster promises to unleash her band of misfit monsters under the gruesome big top of Circus - a maze that continues to disorient with horrifying illusions, death-defying acts and spirited thrills. Dark Harbor’s youngest soul, Scary Mary, who has haunted the ship since her mysterious drowning in the first class pool in 1952, will leave fear-seekers gasping for air in the enhanced Lullaby maze. Deadrise, Soulmate and B340 mazes have been reengineered to deliver a darker descent into the depths of Queen Mary’s sinister past.

This year’s Paintball Shooting Gallery sends guests on an other-worldly adventure and Sideshow grants “backstage” passage into the macabre underworld of the traveling circus. Haunt-fanatics can even double down on this year’s new double-sided small tops to host a private soiree featuring close-up freak shows with instant complimentary access toSideShow directly from a private Creepy Cabana.

Take in a mesmerizing fire show on the main stage, have a spin on the Sinister Swings, and toss back all-you-can-eat tacos in the exclusive R.I.P. Lounge. But get the party started early and arrive during Happy Haunting Hour to down a happy hour potion in the all-new Voodoo Brew.

Dark Harbor brings the true haunted tales of The Queen Mary to life, offering the most authentically frightening experience available. The annual event begins September 29 and continues to scare those who dare through October 31. General admission ticket prices start at just $20 online, with Fast Fright, VIP Passes, and lodging packages available. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.queenmary.com/dark-harbor.

In the spirit of full disclosure, This is a sponsored post. This is an informative post and not a review of the product/service/event listed above. This post may contain affiliate linking.



Live Nation’s Ones To Watch Under-The-Stars
Outdoor Concert Series
And Immersive, Starlit, Floating Sky Screen
Union Station 360° Cinematic Journey  
To Headline Summer Programming at Historic Venue

DTLA’s iconic Union Station will open its sweeping outdoor gardens on summer nights with a unique entertainment line-up featuring emerging bands at Live Nation’s Ones to Watch Summer Concert Series, an innovative interactive cinematic experience Union Station 360° and the provocative art installation, Cabinet Of Curiosities.

The station is currently scheduling a rotating collection of unique events, cutting edge performances, evocative music, unprecedented art exhibitions and thought-provoking cultural programing that is completely redefining Union Station.  

Ken Pratt, Metro’s Director of Union Station Property Management said, “This is an important step for Union Station in that it introduces folks to this extraordinary public space and the beauty of one of Los Angeles’ most iconic architectural properties while encouraging Angelenos to take the light rail, subways, Metrolink, Amtrak and Metro buses to the station and experience the ease and comfort of our growing mass transit system.” 

The historic Downtown landmark will kick-off its summer season with Live Nation’s Ones To Watch & KROQ Locals Only Presents Summer Concerts At Union Station. The free concert series under the stars begins July 2 and runs Saturday nights through Labor Day weekend.

Each concert will feature two emerging artists and a popular DJ performing between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and will give music fans intimate access to the next generation of singers and musicians.  Additionally, some of the city’s most popular food trucks will be on site along with other creative culinary concepts.

Headlining opening night on July 2 will be Michael Leier, Bloodboy, Figs Vision, and DJ - Grant Owens performing in the station’s verdant South Patio Garden. 

Other emerging artists slated to perform include:
  • July 9th – DYAN, The Brinks
  • Aug 6th – Sam Fischer
  • August 13th – Salt Petal
  • August 20th – Lauv, Pretty Sister

Additional concert details and the line-up of performers are available at unionstationla.com.

Live Nation’s Ones To Watch is dedicated to showcasing today’s most talented new artists.  “Using such a unique place as Union Station as a venue is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect these rising new performers with passionate downtown music fans,” said Live Nation’s concert and club COO Ben Weeden.

After the curtain rises on the Live Nation series, for nine days in July, the station’s South Patio will be transformed into an evocative multi-media environment with the innovative cinematic experience Union Station 360° created by the noted local experiential design firm The Hettema Group.

The Hettema Group’s projects include some of the world’s most recognized interactive attractions ranging from the recently opened One World Observatory at the World Trade Center to Las Vegas’ High Roller to Universal Studios Islands of Adventure to Jurassic Park The Ride.

Union Station’s state-of-the-art, multi-sensory 360° experience will transport guests on an extraordinary interactive journey through the unique cultural fabric of L.A. with a series of imaginative vignettes exploring the city’s storied past and vibrant present.  The Hettema Group has teamed with filmmakers and digital artists to create original cinemagraphs that will be viewed, on a massive cutting-edge projection sphere and across a Floating Sky Screen, accompanied by a hypnotic original score. 

The station’s massive entry arches will become the backdrop to a 30-foot-high, projection mapped art and video installation that will respond to visitors’ movements; and guests can move freely throughout the garden beneath the translucent Floating Sky Screen bathed in iconic Los Angeles imagery.

Union Station will be transformed into a towering canvas for dazzling imagery beamed on its fa├žade as audiences become fully immersed in the Union Station 360° experience.

Union Station 360° is open and free to guests July 15 - July 24 from 8:00 p.m. to midnight (closed on Monday, July 18).

From August 6 – August 31 the station’s Grand Waiting room will be home to the provocative art installation Cabinet of Curiosities.  The trailblazing group exhibition of Los Angeles-based artists will feature a series of mysterious worlds that are viewed through peepholes. 

Built in 1939 as a portal to the promise of the California dream, this architectural gem features soaring vaulted ceilings, towering brass windows, massive Art Deco chandeliers, hand-painted mission tiles and ornate stone floors.  Union Station will evolve into a venue showcasing the diversity of entertainers, artists and innovators throughout Los Angeles.  

In addition to its own emerging calendar of programing, events and activities, Union Station has become a gateway to the rebirth of Downtown’s vibrant arts, entertainment and food scene and has emerged as a bridge to important cultural venues including The Broad, Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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LA Cosplay Con is a one day event with a huge costume competition that focuses on craftsmanship and stage presence. The event will have tracks on costuming, film and also some gaming competitions going on, along with prizes and other fun items.


In the spirit of full disclosure, This is a sponsored event post. I attended as Press.
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