Archives for January 11, 2018

Have a dog who is picky about their food? They may love Picky No More Dog Food by Bil-Jac!

Do you have a dog who is a picky eater? Maybe it’s time to try Picky No More Dog Food by Bil-Jac! My dog loves to eat so he actually isn’t picky but he loved this food and can’t wait to eat it! We also tried it out with a friend’s dog (who is very picky and it was a hit!) This food gives dogs the Chicken Liver they love in a high-quality dog food. It’s available for both Small breeds and Large breeds. I like that it is made by a high-quality brand and my dog loves the taste!

Bink even had some for his birthday!

It can be found at many PetSmart locations! You can check out the store locator here!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this Pet Corner Post. Any opinions expressed are my own. IMages were provided except for the photo of Bink. 

Gaslamp Popcorn is a Must this New Year!

Looking for a delicious snack this Winter? One of my favorites is Gaslamp Popcorn! It’s really a low-calorie snack and is all natural popcorn! I love the Malibu Mix…it’s truly one of my favorites! My son really likes their Kettle Corn! If you are really trying to eat healthier this New Year….Gaslamp Popcorn is a great choice! It’s great for the whole family too!

Have you tried the Sea Salt & Olive Oil flavor yet? This one will be a hit even if you are really watching what you eat this New Year! Gaslamp Popcorn is also Gluten Free and California made! Now, how cool is that?! Look for Gaslamp Popcorn at a store near you!

Don’t forget to check them out on Facebook too!


Credit: I received free samples to facilitate this post but Gaslamp Popcorn truly is a favorite of mine! Images were provided.

Dogs Parents Everywhere — Participate In Casting Call To Have Your Pet Be A Social Media Star New Year’s Pet Photo Contest: Drink Some Champagne, Throw Some Confetti & Show Off Your Pet!

In honor of the New Year dog lovers across the United States, best-selling author Jeff Lazarus of Dogtology is hosting a casting call for all dog and cat lovers to have a chance for their furry friend to be featured on nationally syndicated TV, Pet Pals TV, which can be seen in more than 6 million homes in the U.S.

Three pet parents will get to have their furry friend featured on an episode of Pet Pals TV, a nationally-syndicated television program to highlight how our furry friends make our lives a little extra special. All submissions will be shared on the Social Media Pages of Pet Pals TV and  Dogtology and must be photos of the pets only.

To enter please submit a photo and/or video and tell us why your dog  is the head of the household by visiting the website:

Please note that the more outlandish and quirky the better!) Your pet could have the chance to be make a TV appearance and featured on Pet Pals TV and/or a Social Media Star having their photo shared on the following social media pages: and

Chew on this. As humans, we have a deep need to believe . . . a need to relate to something greater and more ideal than ourselves. Perhaps that’s why so many millions believe in Dog. Man’s devotion to Dog has come to rival the great -isms and -ologies of the world. This thing has gone way beyond a hobby. We may not literally worship dogs, but we come pawfully
close. This rabid reverence for Rover has a name: Dogtology.

Dogtology is for the dog lover who has bailed on a date because they didn’t want Twinkles to be left home alone. It is for the human whose dog owns a more festive holiday wardrobe than they do, whose pups dine on free-range bison burgers while they live off ramen, or whose smartphones have more photos of their dog than of the humans in their family. In this sacred dogtrine, the case is made that Dogtology has become a bone-a-fide belief system on par with the world’s great philosophies and religions.


Photos are due by January 3, 2018 by visiting

The stations on which Pet Pals airs is as follows:

Los Angeles, CA

Indianapolis, IN

Austin, TX

Grand Rapid, MI

Salt Lake City, UT

Washington DC

Lake Tahoe, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

Dothan, AL

Dayton, OH

Fort Wayne, IN

Terra Haute, IN

Louisville, KU

Credit: Jeff Lazarus.

About the Author:
Jeff Lazarus is a leadership coach, speaker, trainer, adjunct professor, and creative who innovates
and builds roads not yet traveled. He has an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BA in
interpersonal and organizational communication from California State University, Long Beach. He
combined his passion for animals with his teachings on communication and released Listen Like a
Dog in 2016. Lazarus is a serious dog lover and advocate. After finally having his Cat Mitzvah, way
past age thirteen, he wrote the whimsical book Catakism.

DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda’s Po and Tigress Headline Universal Studios Hollywood’s All-New Lunar New Year Event as The Theme Park Ushers in the “Year of the Dog” with a New Dragon Warrior Training Show, Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop and More from February 10–25

Universal Studios Hollywood welcomes DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda masters Po and Tigress to its all-new Lunar New Year event as The Entertainment Capital of L.A. ushers in the “Year of the Dog” from Saturday, February 10 to Sunday, February 25, 2018.  Lunar New Year is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Hollywood.

This spectacularly themed Lunar New Year event will take place within Universal Plaza, a polygon-shaped piazza that sits at the heart of the theme park.  Under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and stunning plum blossom Wishing Trees, the festivities will come to life as guests discover the 12 zodiac animal signs accompanied by their symbolic attributes.

New to this year’s celebratory event, Universal Studios Hollywood will debut the all-new DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda Jade Palace Performance Stage and the exciting Dragon Warrior Training Show based on the beloved Kung Fu Panda franchise. The all-new Kung Fu Panda experience will engage guests of all ages in an interactive martial art demonstration performed by Master Po and friends. The immersive event will also feature veteran DreamWorks animators who will demonstrate practical techniques of drawing their favorite Kung Fu Panda characters as keepsake mementos.

The completely reimagined event will also serve up a replica of DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda’s famous Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop, including Mr. Ping himself who will invite guests to enjoy his authentic Asian fare and a selection of hot and cold Asian beverages.

A returning favorite among Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year traditions, Mandarin-speaking Transformer’s MEGATRON marks a highlight of the annual event, as the imposing leader of the DECEPTICONS returns to greet guests at the entry to the festivities.  The ominous 12-foot-tall sentient robot will once again interact with guests, engaging them both in Mandarin and in real-time conversation characteristic of his persona. A resident of Universal Studios Hollywood, MEGATRON is one of the stars of Universal Studios Hollywood’s thrill ride, “Transformers™: The Ride-3D.”

Illumination’s Minions from Universal Studios Hollywood’s popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride will join the festivities this year, stepping out in style dressed in brightly colored traditional Lunar New Year attire.

As a complement to this year’s Lunar New Year celebration, Universal Studios Hollywood will welcome Hello Kitty, the beloved global pop icon created by the renowned Japanese company Sanrio to the entertainment destination. Hello Kitty and her signature red bow will make special appearances to meet guests at the Hello Kitty Shop located within the new Animation Studio Store opening Spring 2018.

Year-round, Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature Studio Tour offers guests a revealing look at an authentic movie and television studio in select languages, including Mandarin.  Expertly-trained Mandarin-speaking tour guides provide insight into the world of movie-making magic as guests enjoy a front row seat and behind-the-scenes access to one of the largest production studios in the world.  In-language park maps are also available for guests.

Guests can also celebrate the spirit of Lunar New Year at Universal CityWalk’s Dongpo Kitchen restaurant featuring upscale and modern Sichuan cuisine. Inspired by China’s premier restaurant Meizhou Dongpo, Dongpo Kitchen offers the comforts of a casual dining environment with both indoor and al fresco seating and caters to an eclectic palate with a variety of signature dishes.

More information is available at Mandarin-speaking guests can learn more about the Lunar New Year event at  Information is also available on FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube and Weibo @好莱坞环球影城.


Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and Flight of the Hippogriff™, Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster.  Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons RideTM” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction. The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

Miguel’s Jr. Announces New Norco Test Location Grand Opening January 18th

Miguel’s Jr. is pleased to announce the new location in Norco, California, located in the brand new Norco Village Shopping Center, will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m. The celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Miguel’s Jr. founders Mike and Mary Vasquez and President and CEO Javier Vasquez, followed by complimentary lunch for all in attendance. The location launched a soft opening on Tuesday, January 9 and will continue to operate on normal business hours.

The new Miguel’s Jr. Norco location marks the brand’s 18th store in California and the first of its new redefined drive-thru concepts. The new test location, spanning 2,500 sq. ft., offers a smaller dining room and larger drive-thru with 30% greater capacity than the typical store drive-thru model. The Miguel’s Jr. retail strategy is focused on speed of service and order accuracy.

The new Norco store will offer all the latest Miguel’s Jr. menu items, including a full breakfast menu with 7 breakfast burritos and a variety of breakfast plates. The menu also includes the new homemade horchata and all-natural lemonade made with 100% all natural pure cane sugar and fresh-squeezed lemons.

Miguel’s Jr.

Norco Village Shopping Center

2450 River Road, Suite 300

Norco, CA 92860

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.

Complimentary Lunch, 11:15 a.m. – Noon


Monday – Thursday7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday7 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Saturday8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Credit: Miguel’s Jr.


Founded in Corona, California in 1975 by Mike and Mary Vasquez, Miguel’s Jr continues to offer superb-quality family recipes in a fast-food environment using premium ingredients, inspired by the cuisine of Central Mexico. With 17 locations in the Inland Empire and Orange County, Miguel’s Jr is expanding to key markets in Southern California, spreading their unparalleled standard for customer service and reputation for delivering the freshest, best tasting California Mexican food daily.  For more information, including menu items and locations, visit


Instagram: @Miguels_Jr

Twitter: @WeAreMiguelsJr