Archives for August 28, 2013

Great deal from MAM! $5.00 off of MAM Anti-Colic Single, Double, Triple-Pack Anti-Colic Bottles or Feed & Soothe Set


This special coupon offer below will be available on MAM’s Facebook page beginning tomorrow:


Great deal from MAM!  Head to MAM’s Facebook page, “like” them and you can download a $5.00 off coupon for a Single, Double or Triple-pack of MAM Anti-Colic bottles or their Feed & Soothe Set which includes 4 Anti-Colic bottles and 2 MAM pacifiers (a perfect gift for baby showers or for the new mom).  You will find the coupon here:


Ideal for newborns, the innovative MAM Anti-Colic Bottle helps reduce the stress associated with newborn feedings.  Patented ventilation holes in the bottle’s base regulate the pressure balance of baby’s milk, allowing it to flow evenly without bubbles or air pockets for reduced gas and colic symptoms.


The bottle’s savvy design makes it a pleasure to use; wide openings at both ends allow for effortless filling and cleaning, and an innovative self-sterilizing feature lets busy parents sterilize an empty bottle in the microwave with a few simple steps.  Available in a 5 ounce or 8 ounce size; recommended for newborns and up.

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Self Disclosure: MAM sponsored/no compensation received.

The Queen Mary’s Delicious Chili & Brewfest 9.1 First-Year Chili Chef Cook Off Competition and Local Craft Beer Festival


What: The Queen Mary’s Delicious Chili & Brewfest

Where: Queen Mary Waterfront Event Park

Address: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

Date: Sunday, September 1, 2013

Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


GA – $10 online / $15 door

VIP – $39 online / $45 door

Kids (ages 5-11) – $5 online / door, under age 5 free

Tasting Tickets – 1 for $2 / 10 for $20

Beer Tickets – 5 tastings for $10

Parking – $10 GA / $15 VIP


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About Delicious Chili & Brewfest

The Queen Mary is pleased to announce the inaugural Delicious Chili & Brewfest celebrating the best in culinary and local breweries at the waterfront event park Sunday, September 1. Over 15 top chili chefs will be competing in a live cook off across the categories of red, Verde, salsa, home-style and People’s Choice to win over $3,000 in cash prizes and awards! Competitors include “On the Road Chili” with 2012 World Open Chili Champion, chef Clark McGee, and the “Gearjammers” featuring chef Robert Dyer, winner of the International Chili Society World Championship for green chili in 2013. Top breweries including Sam Adams, Angry Orchard, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium, Valiant, Rock Bottom and El Segundo will be pouring craft beer selections throughout the event. The LA Kings Ice Crew and LA Galaxy Girls will make a special appearance on-site. Kids Country complete with a bounce house, obstacle courses, face painting, balloon twisting, games and activities will offer families and children a chance to enjoy a full day of entertainment, food and great local brews.

General admission tickets for Delicious Chili & Brewfest start at just $10. VIP experiences are available beginning at $39 and include early VIP admission, a souvenir mug, five tasting tickets and access to a VIP lounge.

“Epic” – Great Animation with a Wonderful Plot – Now Available on DVD/Blu-ray KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions,


New to DVD/Blu-ray this week is Blue Sky Studios’ animated feature film “Epic.” If you like fairy tales, then you will love this film. A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world — and ours. Rated PG, it’s the perfect film to share with your whole family.

13-year-old KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Brianna B says, “I absolutely love this film. It has a great plot, and some really great characters. I like how the visuals are outstanding, and flawless.” KIDS FIRST! Film Critics also discuss Epic on the KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions Radio Show ( ) See Brianna’s full review below.


Reviewed by Brianna B.

This is a great animation with a wonderful plot that is full of twists and turns.

Mary Katherine (M.K.) (Amanda Seyfried-Voice) accidently finds herself in a world where tiny people exist. Once she is turned into one of them she tries to help their home, the forest, become whole again. Along the way she meets some very interesting characters. Will she get back home, or will she permanently have to live in the forest?

I absolutely love this film. It has a great plot, and some really great characters. I like how the visuals are outstanding and flawless. The 3-D animation is so wonderful that it makes this film 100 times better in making the forest come alive. The costumes really relate to where the characters are in the forest. The background music is very fitting with the rest of the film. The actors do a remarkable job portraying their characters.

 I am surprised about how much I love this film. I think everything about this film is great. My favorite character is M.K., because she is very much like me, not in her situation, but the way she acts about everything. I can see myself easily relating to her. My favorite scene is when M.K. is talking to her Dad about how he is not normal and all she wants him to do is be her Dad without all the gadgets and gizmos. This scene is very touching, and teaches us that once in a while you need to be there for your loved ones, but you should also do your own thing.

  Director Chris Wedge directs a fantastic animated film. Also Writers James V. Hart and William Joyce, along with others, do a good job writing the screenplay. Other great voice-over talents in this film are Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson and Beyoncé Knowles.

A couple of messages that are in this film are: 1) Everything happens for a reason and 2) Do not take what you have for granted. Be thankful for everything that you have.

I recommend “Epic” for ages 5 to 16. It is really one of those films that everyone can watch and enjoy together. There is no content that is inappropriate for younger viewers. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars. It is truly a wonderful film with amazing animation and great characters. I will definitely look forward to seeing it again.

Beauty & Fashion Corner with mark.

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I love all the make up and fashion found at mark. I received the following items this summer and they are favorite Mom-Must-Haves this summer! The Bold & Bright Scarf adds pizzazz to any outfit! If I add this to an outfit, it turns it stylish in less than a minute! The Exotic Hues Eye Shadow Trio is also a new favorite of mine! Great for the summer but will also take you into the Fall season!


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But, my favorite is the Glowdacious Illuminating Powder! It combines bronzer and highlighter for a shimmery, golden summer glow! I found that I could wear it all by itself or over foundation. It’s even oil-free and fragrance-free. Retails for $13.00. You can find these products and so many more at mark.

Self Disclosure: I received products for free to facilitate this feature.