Archives for March 20, 2013

It’s a Petstravangaza! America’s Family Pet Expo Returns to SoCal April 19-21, 2013!

Splash Dogs

The 24th annual America’s Family Pet Expo returns April 19-21, 2013 to the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa.

With more than 1,000 animals on display – from fish, rabbits, cats, dogs, miniature horses to exotic lizards –  show guests can get up close to all creatures great and small in a variety of interactive exhibits, educational shows and displays, as well as shop the latest in pet trends and products. Entertainment, adoptions and fun for the whole family, the 2013 America’s Family Pet Expo will offer:


  • Disney’s “Super Buddies” to celebrate the all-new film coming to Blu-ray combo pack on August 27th attendees will get the chance to take their photo with Captain Megasis, an adorable four-legged super hero who stars alongside everyone’s favorite talking puppies
    • Additional pet celebrities attending the Expo include: Mick who plays “Stan” on Dog With A Blog;
      Beatrice who plays “Stella” on Modern Family; Lambchop who plays “Yakult” on Suburgatory; Milo who plays “Baby” on How to Live with Your Parents; and Frosty who plays “Larry” on Modern Family.
    • Splash Dogs – Dock jumping dogs. Watch these canines jump into the pool!
    • The Amazing Dobermans. Trained by Neecha Braun – jumps, tricks and flips with a variety of dogs
    • Cat Program – Learn about the many breeds of cats and their unique personalities
    • Free flight bird show – Watch as these magnificent birds spread their wings and fly!
    • Reptile Show and Sale – Touch and hold snakes, lizards and tarantulas in hands-on demonstrations

General Admission, $13.00; seniors 60 and over, $11.00. Children 6-12, $8.00. 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 and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa 92626. Parking is $5. Kindly leave all pets at home. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

The America’s Family Pet Expo is created, produced and managed by World Pet Association, Inc., a 60-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care.

Capt Megasis Frosty Lizards

My son and I just loved this event last year and can’t wait to go again this year!

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Let’s celebrate Spring with PEEPS Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks! Yummy Springtime Giveaway!


Peeps seems to always come up with the newest thing! But, a marshmallow chick that tastes like birthday cake? I have one word…YUM! They really do taste like cake! Each tray contains 10 party cake flavored PEEPS and yes, they are yummy! They are blue speckled on the outside and yellow just like cake batter on the inside. You can find them online at the Peeps and Company store or you can find them at most local Target stores.  They are also available online at Walmart. Peeps are proudly made in the USA.

We have teamed up with our friends at Peeps for a fun Springtime Giveaway! Happy Spring! Yes, let’s celebrate! What better way than with Peeps party cake flavored marshmallow chicks?! You must be a subscriber to enter! Next, leave a comment below telling us your favorite thing about Spring. Next, go to their Facebook page and “like” them. Tell them we sent you! Don’t forget to “like” our page too! 5 winners will win their own packages of these yummy PEEPS! So, what are you waiting for? Deadline to enter is March 25th, 2013 at midnight. (US Residents only) 5 winners will randomly be selected from all entries.


Mibblio is a fun new App for children ages 3-8 Mibblio sponsored feature


A new musical storybook app for the iPad, Mibblio, has just launched their first interactive app! Now kids can read, sing, learn and play music all at the same time! My son and I had the opportunity to check out this fun app and my son loved the musical aspect of it and all the different musical instruments to choose from. Inside Mibblio is a world of beautiful mibblets- illustrated story-songs that invite children to read, sing and jam while understanding the layers of developing music targeted to children ages 3-8, kids can listen to and build upon a song while simultaneously having fun and improving reading skills.

There are 9 different mibblets to choose from and the first one is free. My son’s favorites are “Wheels on the Bus” and “On Top Of Spaghetti.”  I love the different  mix of classic songs and that there are also new, instant classics like “Monkey Jamboree.” They are written, illustrated, sung and performed by accomplished artists such as Grammy-nominated mandolinist, Andy Statman and Grammy-winning drummer Marty Beller.


Now parents can watch and listen as children understand the layers of developing music and learn the basics of creating a song, while simultaneously improving reading skills.

Check out a quick video intro to Mibblio here.

Also, be sure to like Mibblio on Facebook and follow on Twitter for the latest updates!



Self Disclosure: I received compensation to review this app, but opinions are my own.