9/27/2016

October 2016 OC Parks Events Calendar




October 2016 OC Parks Events Calendar Complete List


Some highlight activities in the month include:


October 1-31 - Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Regional Park 
October 8 - Autumn Harvest Festival at Heritage Hill Historic Park
October 14,15 - Haunt at Heritage Hill at Heritage Hill Historic Park
October 29 - Halloween Zoo-tacular at Orange County Zoo




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9/26/2016

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9/24/2016

Long Beach Zombiefest 2016




Join hordes of rotting revelers for Long Beach’s annual zombie outbreak, a THREE DAY invasion of undead music, film, and horror for all ages!
Friday, October 14th — 5 PM - 10 PM
Saturday, October 15th — 2 PM - 10 PM
Sunday, October 16th — 2 PM - 10 PM


All guests get a FREE souvenir E-photo with admission! Don your gruesomest apparel and make-up – and don’t worry, we’ll have make-up artists on hand ready to give you a zombie transformations 
if you need help revealing your inner flesh-eater!


This apocalyptic festival is a jam-packed day of live entertainment, showcasing a dance area with bumpin' jams you're going want to dance to for the ultimate frightful dance party, Thriller workshop, Zombie Attack Invasion, carnival games, exhibitors/vendors, costume and pumpkin carving contests, live 100+ interactive reptile exhibit, Phantom Coaches hearse club, freakshow attraction, cinema makeup school interactive demos, wrestling, the infamous Zombie Walk, Hollywood special effects make-up artists, zombie fashion show, BRAINS Eating Contest, art of horror exhibit, food court with festival food and tasty treats for the hungry ghouls and gals, and more.

Dystopia Rising: SoCal presents Zombie Survival LARP (Live-Action Role Playing) - interactive attraction where you will try and survive against a continuous horde of Zombies - Sat. and Sun.
Zombie Apocalypse Shooting Gallery Fri-Sun.
LARP (Live-Action Role Playing)101: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse Panel Discussion Sun.
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9/21/2016

Dang Foods Sampling via #momsmeet


Dang Coconut Chips were launched in 2012 after the founder, Vincent, was
given a recipe from his mother for Miang Kum, a Northern Thai lettuce wrap
that requires toasted coconut. Vincent made the dish, tasted the toasted
coconut, and then immediately called his family in Thailand to find more
because it tasted so good. With that, a new company was born. Vincent
decided to name it Dang after his mother since it was her recipe that
started it all. 


Today, Dang Foods is a family-operated, B-Corp company that has challenged the traditional snack industry by creating the Coconut Chip and Onion Chip categories. Using minimal ingredients, Dang’s products are gluten-free, Non-GMO Project Verified, cholesterol-free, and high in fiber. Ranging from sweet and tangy to savory and spicy, Dang Foods’ innovative flavor profiles appeal to the everyday snack lover as well as the discerning palates of today’s food-savvy, health conscious consumers.


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A 3.17oz bag of Dang Coconut Chips retails for $4.99, a 1.43oz bag retails for $2.99, and a 0.7oz bag retails for $1.79.

Where to purchase
Dang Foods’ products are available nationwide in the healthy snack or bulk
foods aisles of over 7,000 stores, including Whole Foods Market, Target,
Publix, Kroger, Sprouts, Natural Grocers, Earth Fare, Fresh Thyme, The
Fresh Market, Safeway, Giant, Stop & Shop, HEB, Meijer, Raley’s, Winco,
Ralph’s, Harris Teeter, Hyvee, Jewel, Hanford, Shaw’s, Market Basket and
more—as well as online retailers Amazon and Thrive Market.



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

Ready Pac Foods - Quick & Tasty meals


Bistro® On the Go Salads - Ready Pac
For over 45 years, Ready Pac Foods has been a leader in offering the most innovative fresh foods. And their original, on-the-go complete salad options are perfect for the hustle and bustle of back to school. Fresh, convenient, and delicious, the Bistro Bowl® and elevĀte™ Salads will give you and your family the freedom to eat healthier this back to school season, and all year long.



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Ready Pac Foods Bistro Bowl®

Ready Pac Foods Original Bistro Bowl® Salads are the perfect collection of restaurant-inspired flavors you can enjoy on-the-go…wherever you go! Try them all and enjoy fresh, convenient and delicious salads that won’t slow you down. Ready Pac Foods offers 14 flavors including options that are vegetarian and gluten-free for any taste and dietary preference!

Being Italian...This was super tasty!!



Ready Pac Foods elevĀte™ Salads

Happy starts with healthy, and eating clean can feel and taste great with these 8 nutrient-rich, ready-to-eat superfood salads. elevĀte™ Salads are made with non-GMO ingredients, include plant-based proteins, and come in Organic and Vegan varieties! It’s never been easier for you get quality flavor and nutrition in a portable salad. Happiness and healthiness are right at your fingertips!


In the spirit of full disclosure, House Party provided coupons for Ready Pac Foods for me to try. No payment was given to facilitate my review. This post may contain affiliate linking.

8/27/2016

CAKE expo at Del Mar Fairgrounds for Halloween


The CAKE expo is coming to the Del Mar Fairgrounds just in time for a Halloween Treat 


You can have your cake and eat it too when you celebrate your favorite confection at the CAKE: The Sweets & Party Expo. Celebrity guests will be in abundance to enjoy the festivities along with you. Participate in cake decorating (and eating!) contests, indulge your sweet tooth, and hone your skills at demos and make-and-take stations. Perfect for foodies, hobbyists, or people who just love sweets, parties,and crafty creations. this event will grant you access to the newest baking supplies, party-planning ideas, deliciously sweet recipes, samples, creative gift idea's and swag to take home, too.
Take a peek at my post from last year's event
Watch our Video From Last year https://youtu.be/HUiuybBWPvE 

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• $39.50 ($79 value) for one two-day adult general admission pass with samples, VIP Branded goodie bag, and access to all demos and stages• $74.50 ($149 value) for one all-inclusive PERK pass, including all general admission benefits on both Expo days, plus access to the VIP lounge with exclusive samples and a autographed digital copy of the Holiday Hostess www.holidayhostess.com party-planning and cookbook, Cupcake decorating with celebrity personality Baking With Melissa 
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Follow AlongKeep an eye on the website www.cake-expo.com -- Sweetlebrity guests will be announced periodically as the event approaches, and they'll participate in meet-and-greets, demos, book signings, and more!
Activities: 2 stages with demos every hour, Trick or Treating Sunday night for kids in costume, Cupcake Decorating, Hands On Stations, Samples from sweet vendors, 100 + unique vendors.


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8/24/2016

Look and Feel your best w/ Groupon Coupons


Now we all try to look and feel our best all the time..right!! Well let's face it, with hectic work schedules, those of us with kids and just life in general it may be harder than you think to not only get great service BUT get a deal as well!!


Luckily Groupon Coupons has a great selection of
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Who doesn’t love to be pampered? I know I do! BUT, Did you know that Groupon has many different ways to save money, even on the things we want and may not need??


Everything from Laser Hair Removal, Brazilian Wax and even Electrolysis can be found in your area and at a great deal!! One great way Groupon helps you find the best deals is by showing you the best deals that are close to where you live, and that’s a BIG plus in my book! Saving money AND time not having to travel far is like a double deal!! And I love being able to spread the word to family and friends in the area when I find a new local hot spot for deals!!

Still haven't downloaded Groupon yet?! What are you waiting for the app is free to download or you can visit them on the web to search for products or services in your area.


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8/19/2016

The Habit Burger Grill unveils new Hatch Chile menu items!

The Habit Burger Grill unveils new Hatch Chile menu items!


The Habit, known for its award-winning Charburgers, has partnered with No Kid Hungry for several years and together with its loyal fans has helped provide millions of meals to kids who are food insecure. One in five kids in America are unsure about their next meal, and The Habit wants to change that statistics. Guests of The Habit who donate $2 or more to the No Kid Hungry campaign will receive a free Charburger with Cheese coupon, good on a return visit. 

Helping others has never tasted so good!
The Habit Burger Grill unveils new Hatch Chile menu items!


And for a limited-time, The Habit is char-grilling Hatch Chiles to add flavor and the right amount of spice to new menu items including a Hatch Chile Charburger, a Hatch Chile Chicken Sandwich and a the Hatch Chile Chicken Salad. The Habit Restaurant, Inc. is holding its own Hatch Chile Festival with the debut of special menu items dedicated to this flavorful Southwestern pepper. Hatch Chiles are grown in New Mexico and were created by combining three chiles to create the perfect blend of heat and flavor. 

My visit to Habit Burger Grill to learn more about the new menu items!

 The Habit Burger Grill unveils new Hatch Chile menu items!

The Habit chargrills each chile over an open flame to bring out the smoky flavor and deepen the savory taste in the new, limited time Hatch Chile menu items, which include:

 - Hatch Chile Charburger ($4.95) featuring bold southwest flavor with grilled Hatch green chiles, melted cheese, fire-roasted chipotle salsa, tomatoes, lettuce and mayo on a toasted sesame seed bun.
The Habit Burger Grill unveils new Hatch Chile menu items!


-  Hatch Chile Chicken Sandwich ($6.95) with lime-marinated, chargrilled chicken breast with grilled Hatch green chiles, melted cheese, fire-roasted chipotle salsa, tomatoes, lettuce and mayo on grilled sourdough bread.
The Habit Burger Grill unveils new Hatch Chile menu items!
Cali Julz says.. This was my top pick!!
Great texture and the flavor combo was unique and fresh!

- Hatch Chile Chicken Salad ($7.25) with lime-marinated, chargrilled chicken breast on top of hand-cut greens with feta cheese, diced tomatoes, carrots, black beans, chargrilled sliced Hatch chiles and fresh cilantro, tossed in our house-made cilantro lime ranch dressing.
The Habit Burger Grill unveils new Hatch Chile menu items!


These items will be available in all participating restaurants for a limited time during the Hatch Chile Season.







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8/12/2016

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8/10/2016

“KRAMPUS” An ALL-NEW “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS” MAZE


Tis the season for Krampus as Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort bring the terrifying dark Christmas legend to life in an all-new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze beginning September 16, 2016.

The creative minds behind the nation’s best and most extreme Halloween events unleash the wrath of Krampus, Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures’ Christmas-themed horror film co-written and directed by Michael Dougherty, in a sinister new “Halloween Horror Nights” maze.

The dead of winter sets the stage for the terror that’s about to unfold one cold, dank and dreary Christmas Eve as the fabled anthropomorphic "half-goat, half-demon" horned creature emerges to terrorize those devoid of holiday spirit.  In scenes lifted from the film, guests will navigate the dysfunctional Engel family home to encounter the evil ancient spirit of Krampus – the dark shadow of Saint Nicholas – and his band of Dark Elves and sinister Gingerbread Men, who cause the family to fight to see the light of day.



Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 25 years, guests from around the world have visited “Halloween Horror Nights” in Hollywood and Orlando to become victims inside their own horror film. The streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing “scare-actors” lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on anything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories.

Additional details about Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” will be revealed soon. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.




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