3/22/2017

Newport Beach In Water Boat Show April 27-30 at Lido Marina Village


April 27-30 at Lido Marina Village, Newport Beach


Celebrating 44 years as the West Coast’s premiere destination for “big boats”
and yachts, the Newport Boat Show returns to Lido Marina Village (3424 Via Lido, Newport Beach) April 27-30.
This will be the first in-water boat show after the completion of the dramatic two-year renovation of the seaside shopping and restaurant complex, transforming itself into a lifestyle destination featuring boutiques,
eateries and lifestyle shops.

Produced by the Duncan McIntosh Company, the four-day boating event will feature more than 200 new and used boats of all types and price points, including trawlers, cruisers, sportfishers, sailboats, catamarans,
motoryachts, along with shoreside booths offering the newest accessories and gadgets.

2017 Newport In Water Boat Show
Nearly 200 boats for sale – Spend the day touring some of the finest yachts in the West at Lido Village.
Free off-site parking and shuttle service
New models from top manufacturers and local Southern California dealers
Experience the new Lido Marina Village - This is the first in-water boat show at the renovated
waterfront space.

Exhibitors offering the latest in marine technology, gear and accessories.

$15 for adults; youth 12 and younger accompanied by an adult free; $5 discount to active and retired military with valid ID.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.NewportBeachBoatShow.com

or day-of-event at the box office.



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The America’s Family Pet Expo Returns to OC Fair & Event Center, April 28-30


Fur to Feathers, Scales to Tails
The America’s Family Pet Expo Returns to OC Fair & Event Center, April 28-30

Showcasing everything you need to know for a happier, healthier pet 
Animal education, family pet entertainment, four-legged competitions and adoptions all weekend long

***Please Do Not Bring Your Pets***


The America’s Family Pet Expo returns to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa (88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626) Friday, April 28 - Sunday, April 30, 2017. All creatures great and small, from four legged to flying, will all be on display at the annual family-friendly event. 

“The Pet Expo is now in its 28th year and we couldn’t be more excited.  Offering education on responsible pet care, entertainment, and pet adoptions, The Pet Expo is the ultimate destination for all pet lovers,” said Doug Poindexter, President of the World Pet Association, producers of the America’s Family Pet Expo.  “Each year the show progresses to include the best in pet ownership and care.  We will continue to offer a variety of educational presentations, product launches, amazing pet acts and our popular animal adoptions, as well as showcasing the latest trends in the pet care industry.”   

Last year, there were more than 500 animal adoptions including dogs, cats – and even a few guinea pigs – that were adopted from the Pet Expo’s Southern California animal rescue partner organizations.

The Pet Expo is excited to announce the return of the crowd pleasing Cook’s Racing Hogs & Dogs,” a race that consists of four pigs, which run from one end of a 90-foot U-shaped track to the other. Four dogs then compete in a similar race. Waiting at the end of the track is a treat - vanilla ice cream and a golden Oreo cookie.
The 2017 Expo will be the “Cat’s Meow” as the The Catit Playground Debuts. The interactive activity brings a close up view for guests to watch adorable adoptable cats and kittens and see how they interact with different toys and people.  This is a great atmosphere for guests to learn all about cats and toys they like.

Lucy’s Wave Maker will return and also feature a cat surfer. The world's one and only mobile wave machine makes an encore appearance America’s Family Pet Expo showcasing the best surfing dogs and cats too! The wave maker made international headlines from its appearance in the 2017 Rose Parade. America's Family Pet Expo is the first stop on the 2017 National Tour that kicks off in Costa MesaReturning favorites to the Pet Expo include Repticon, reptile show and sale, offering hundreds of common and rare species  of reptiles in all shapes and sizes, such as lizards, snakes, and spiders.  Plus, the ever-popular Splash Dogs will also be on hand offering a “splashing” good time as these dogs compete at dock jumping.

In advance of the Expo, kids can design and create a 10-gallon aquarium in the Kids Aquarium Contest.  There will also be Police Dog Demonstrations, an Aquatic Touch Tank and The Great American Petting Zoo for the whole family to enjoy. 

Added to the Expo line-up is the America’s Family Pet Expo Hobbyist Aquascaping contest. This new feature will consist of intermediate to advanced aquarists in a competition to create the most appealing natural aquarium.
The participants will use a variety of live plants and other natural decorations in order to create a miniature underwater jungle. Pet Expo attendees are encouraged to come watch the process of setting up a fully functional planted aquarium from 10am on Friday, April 28th to 12pm on Saturday, April 29th.  Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 aquascapers on Saturday, April 29th at 5:00pm.

Pet Adoptions will be handled onsite for those looking for that perfect animal addition to the family.  There will be hundreds of animals hoping to find their “furever home” from local community partner organizations at the Pet Expo.
General Admission, $15.00; seniors 60 and over, $13.00. Children 6-12, $10.00. 5 yrs and under, free. Active and retired military free with ID. Show hours:  Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-6pm.
OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626. Facility charges $8.00 parking. Kindly leave all pets at home.

For more information and to purchase tickets online visit www.PetExpoOC.org
The
America’s Family Pet Expo is created, produced and managed by World Pet Association, Inc., a 65-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care. 

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3/20/2017

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3/13/2017

DISNEY ON ICE presents DREAM BIG⛸



DISNEY ON ICE presents DREAM BIG / www.DisneyOnIce.com

April 20-30 at Long Beach Arena and Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario 

Believing is just the beginning when dreamers throughout the Southland
witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies told through artistic skating and acrobatics in Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Audiences are invited to join eight Disney Princesses – Ariel,

Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White – as they embark on incredible adventures, determined to make their dreams come true. In addition, experience the sisterly love that has captivated millions as Disney’s Frozen is brought to life on the icy stage. Disney On Ice presents Dream Big is playing in the L.A. area from April 20 th – 30 th at the Long Beach Arena and Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. 



Audiences will be transported to a world where imaginations soar and anything can happen. Through enchanted pixie-dust, Tinker Bell takes audiences on a journey of beloved Disney tales. Make a splash with the fearless dreamer Ariel as she yearns to explore life above the waves. Watch Rapunzel, Cinderella and Belle as they learn about the power to make their own magic. Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters


Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman Olaf from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love is the greatest magic of all. Be there to discover a whole new world with the daring Jasmine, and join Snow White, Aurora and Tiana as they remind you that strength and kindness go hand-in- hand. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make Disney On Ice presents Dream Big an experience your family will never forget! 
Ticket prices start at $20*!

Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating)

Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745- 3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office. *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

To discover more about Disney On Ice, visit www.DisneyOnIce.com

Follow Disney On Ice on these social media platforms:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DisneyOnIce

Twitter: @DisneyOnIce #WorldsOfEnchantment

YouTube: www.youtube.com/DisneyOnIce


Instagram: @DisneyOnIce



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3/09/2017

Burke Williams Offers Spring Specials for Pure Relaxation

Burke Williams Offers Spring Specials
for Pure Relaxation

 Enjoy special pricing on popular massage and skin care treatments

Burke Williams Day Spa invites guests to rejuvenate this March and indulge in a Pure Relaxation Massage with Hot Stones and receive 20% off the regular service price. Also during the month of March, guests can experience the popular Radiance Facial starting at the special price of $159, for the ultimate in relaxation and renewal this spring. 

Now through March 31 enjoy a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage with Hot Stones starting at $111 (regular price $139 and up). Experience an 80-minute Pure Relaxation Massage with Hot Stones for the special starting price of $151 (regular price $189 and up)This personalized Swedish massage blends long, flowing, and circulatory strokes to restore calm to the mind and body, while increasing circulation and promoting deep relaxation.

Lift, brighten, and tone your skin with the Radiance Facial. This next generation facial lifts and contours tissue by contracting facial muscles and infusing Vitamin C deep into the layers of your skin, stimulating collagen production and cell turnover. Experience the Radiance Facial at a special starting price of $159 (regular price $189 and up), available now through the end of March.

Join us at a Burke Williams spa near you and indulge, regenerate and relax this March with a signature massage or facial. Spa services and pricing vary per spa location. For information on Burke Williams and to find a spa near you visit www.BurkeWilliamsSpa.com or call 1-866-239-6635.



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6th Annual West Coast BBQ Classic at Queen Mary


All-New Bacon and Dessert Showdowns
For 6th Annual West Coast BBQ Classic

The Ultimate MEAT UP Returns to The Queen Mary May 13

The Queen Mary welcomes back the 6th annual West Coast BBQ Classic (WCBC) for a finger lickin’ afternoon full of barbeque grillin’ on Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Over 50 barbeque pitmasters and amateur grillers will once again come together for a classic showdown that will leave taste buds filled with the unmistakable sweet ‘n smoky flavors of BBQ. Bacon and dessert aficionados will join this year’s sizzlin’ line-up with the opportunity to compete in both amateur and professional competitions.

“The West Coast BBQ Classic is an event we look forward to all year long,” said Steve Sheldon, Director of Events and Entertainment at the Queen Mary. “We are so excited to add the bacon and dessert categories to this year’s competition and expect more pitmasters and more delicious samplings than ever before.”

3/08/2017

The Habit Burger Grill Introduces ‘Golden Chicken Salad’ to Menu for a Limited Time


-New Salad Inspired by Delicious ‘Golden Chicken Sandwich’-

For a limited time this spring, The Habit Restaurants, Inc. is introducing a Golden Chicken Salad nationwide.
The Golden Chicken Salad is inspired by the fan-favorite Golden Chicken Sandwich, which was awesome- you can see my post here, permanently joined The Habit menu in late 2016. The Golden Chicken Salad ($7.25) starts with a buttermilk battered, sliced chicken breast, served atop fresh garden greens, with feta cheese, diced tomatoes, crumbled bacon, red onions, carrots and cilantro, and is then tossed in a house-made Southwest-inspired cilantro lime ranch dressing.

The Habit’s golden chicken is hand-dipped into house-made seasoned flour and buttermilk, not just once but twice, before being fried to perfection and custom made to order for both the salad and the sandwich.

“The response for our Golden Chicken by our fans has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are excited to extend the menu line for a limited time to include a delicious salad. The Golden Chicken Salad is The Habit’s tasty answer to the ever growing popularity of fried chicken,” said Adam Baird, executive chef at The Habit Burger Grill.

Better burgers are just the beginning at The Habit where signature Charburgers are always made with 100% fresh ground beef, never frozen and chargrilled over an open flame. The Habit’s signature Charburgers, grilled sandwiches, fresh salads, delicious sides, and handmade shakes are always made to order.

About The Habit Burger Grill

The Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh made-to-order salads and an appealing selection of sides, shakes and malts. The Habit was named the "best tasting burger in America" in July 2014 in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America's leading consumer magazines. The first Habit opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969. The Habit has since grown to over 175 restaurants in 10 states throughout California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, Idaho, Virginia, Nevada, Washington and Maryland as well as two international locations.

More information is available at www.habitburger.com





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3/01/2017

The Habit Burger Grill Rewards CharClub Members



The Habit Restaurants, Inc. is giving all existing and new CharClub members a free Charburger with cheese during the month of March.
The Habit CharClub is a free program that offers members perks including exclusive updates from The Habit executive chef, a special treat on your birthday, invitations to grand openings and special events, first-hand information about new menu items and limited time offerings, and more.

For a limited time, March 1-31, 2017, The Habit will be rewarding existing CharClub members with an offer for a free Charburger with cheese.  Everyone is invited to participate, and if you are not a member, ‘make it a habit’ and sign up for the CharClub by visiting http://www.habitburger.com/charclub. Once you have signed up for the CharClub, your free Charburger offer will be sent directly to your email, no strings attached.



About The Habit Burger GrillThe Habit Burger Grill is a burger-centric, fast casual restaurant concept that specializes in preparing fresh, made-to-order chargrilled burgers and sandwiches featuring USDA choice tri-tip steak, grilled chicken and sushi-grade albacore tuna cooked over an open flame. In addition, it features fresh made-to-order salads and an appealing selection of sides, shakes and malts. The Habit was named the "best tasting burger in America" in July 2014 in a comprehensive survey conducted by one of America's leading consumer magazines. The first Habit opened in Santa Barbara, California in 1969. The Habit has since grown to over 175 restaurants in 10 states throughout California, Arizona, Utah, New Jersey, Florida, Idaho, Virginia, Nevada, Washington and Maryland as well as two international locations.More information is available at www.habitburger.com



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2/27/2017

Upcycle Chick-fil-A Travel First-Aid Kit #chickfilamomsDIY


Mmmmm.. Warm Chicken Tortilla Soup!! The seasonal favorite is only available for a limited time- get it while it's hot! Boy oh Boy, we really love this stuff!

As a Chick-fil-A Mom Panel Member I was given the challenge to up-cycle our soup container...Now I have done this one other time, you can read that post here, so I wanted to go in a new direction with this one.

I don't know about you, but our family seems in need of First-Aid at the most inopportune times. That got me thinking... BAM Travel First-Aid Kit!!

Washed out

I grabbed our super-dooper kit we have in our house and pulled items we have needed in the past as well as some items that are just good to have in the car incase something happens.

Gather items, preferably sealed, to keep in your kit. I included a compass, sewing kit and a emergency whistle as well as the normal band-aids and such.


So yes, I got creative and added a bit of Artist coloring to my kit!! This kit works on so many levels..small enough to fit in the glove box, your baby bag or even a backpack for hikes or outdoors adventures.





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2/21/2017

Babychella Family Art & Music Festival March 12th



The County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to welcome the inaugural Babychella Family Art & Music Festival at Mason Regional Park in Irvine on Sunday, March 12 from 12 – 4 p.m. This free, family-friendly event invites parents and children to enjoy entertainment and activities in the park’s picturesque springtime setting.

Babychella Family Art & Music Festival will offer a variety of engaging activities for children including story time, face painting, and an interactive bubble village. Find a spot on the grass near the main stage and enjoy beloved songs and fun-filled sing-alongs fit for the whole family.

Participate in mommy, daddy and me yoga, pose for pictures in themed photo booths, and take part in various hands-on arts and crafts. Discover the newest trends from popular baby brands on-site and hear from family-oriented educational speakers. A kids' costume contest will award a $200 gift card for the best bohemian festival style.

March 12 – Babychella Family Arts & Music Festival
12 – 4 p.m.
Event Cost: FREE
Parking: FREE
Location: William R. Mason Regional Park
18712 University Drive Irvine, CA 92612
Contact: (949) 923-2220

Eats from local food trucks will be available for purchase. Bringing blankets and lawn chairs is recommended. Restrooms and baby changing areas will be available. Activities planned are perfect for children five years and under, but enjoyable for all ages. The festival will take place rain or shine.

Presented by OC Parks and produced by Hampton Productions. For more information visit www.Babychella.com.



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