R.M. Palmer has the Best Chocolate for Easter! Special Easter Giveaway!

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Easter is almost here! What is the holiday without chocolate bunnies? I know it was always a favorite of mine as a young child! I have to admit that I was secretly thrilled that my Mom made me an Easter basket through my college years!

My favorites this year are the chocolate bunnies from R.M. Palmer! The Hoppity’s Hideout Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny is huge! I also love the Snap & Share Bunny because it is just perfect to share with someone special!

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But, if you are looking for delicious chocolate eggs to add to a basket the Big Bummy Bites are a must-buy! They taste so good especially the Peanut Butter ones! I think they are my favorite!

Check out all their Easter candy here!  Their website also has fun Easter crafts, personalized Easter Bunny letter, and a Candy store locator! R.M. Palmer has also just launched an e-commerce site, https://shop.rmpalmer.com, to help consumers year-round who are planning big occasions and want to get the perfect colors and themed candy for their event.

Check them out on Facebook too!

We have teamed up for a Special Easter Candy Giveaway! To enter, leave a comment below telling us which one you think would be your favorite! You may just win! Deadline to enter is April 7th, 2017 at 8 am pst. One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org. *U.S. residents only. 

Self Disclosure: I received free delicious chocolate candy to facilitate this post. Photos were also provided. 


Bolshoi Ballet’s A HERO OF OUR TIME Giveaway Opportunity!

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Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 12:55 p.m.

Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him – “Give me everything, it is still not enough.” The story, based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin, is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov’s literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi. New production: recorded live earlier that day on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

We have teamed up for a Giveaway to the showing at Cinemark 18 & XD in West LA on April 9th. You can have a family 4 pack or tickets for 2! Your choice! To enter, leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is April 7th at 8 am PST. Winner will be notified the same day.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. 

Newport In-Water Boat Show Docks at the Reimagined Lido Marina Village April 27-30, 2017 Giveaway Opportunity!


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, sport fishers, sailboats, catamarans, motor yachts, 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


Show Information


When: April 27-30, 2017
Where: Lido Marina Village



3424 Via Lido, Newport Beach 92663       
Admission: $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.


Show Hours:       


  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 12pm-7pm
  • Friday, April 28, 2017 – 11am-7pm
  • Saturday, April 29 – 10am-7pm
  • Sunday, April 30 – 10am-5pm


Information:               www.NewportBeachBoatShow.com



 We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win a Family 4-pack of tickets! To enter, leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is April 12th, 2017 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org.

About The Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc.

The Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc. is publisher of Sea Magazine, Boating World and The Log Newspaper, FishRap andEditor & Publisher and produces the Los Angeles Boat Show (Jan. 19-22, 2017), the Fred Hall Shows (March 2017 in Long Beach, Bakersfield and Del Mar), Newport Boat Show (April 27-30, 2017), San Diego International Boat Show (June 15-18, 2017), and Southern California Boat Show (September 28-October 1, 2017).

Social Skills Pop/Rock CD Songs About Us Celebrates New Distribution April is Autism Awareness Month! We have teamed up for a CD Giveaway!

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Just in time for Autism Awareness Month in April and World Autism Day (April 2), an album of original songs designed for children of all ages and developmental abilities — Songs About Us (www.muzicschool.com) — will now be available everywhere music is sold. Los Angeles based independent record label Muzic School and ADA Worldwide signed a deal that expands the album’s availability internationally. Previously, Songs About Us was available in limited release at only selected online retailers.


Songs About Us is designed to help teach children of all ages and developmental abilities to learn vital social skills, especially those with special needs and autism. The debut recording from music industry veteran Richie Gallo’s independent record label, Muzic School, features production by renowned music producer Mark Mazzetti. The album’s entertaining pop/rock songs were written and performed by singer-songwriter and special needs teaching aid, Kerry Fenster, who incorporates humor and a music therapy approach to make them effective tools for parents, educators and therapists to teach social skills. In addition to Fenster’s four original songs “Use Your Words,” “Personal Space,” “Quiet Hands” and “Hygiene,” the CD also includes an updated version of Pete Townshend’s “Pinball Wizard” which has been featured on Radio Disney Junior and is a clear favorite among all age groups.


During its first year of release, Songs About Us has received children’s music awards from esteemed organizations Parents’ Choice and NAPPA, achieved airplay on a number of children’s radio shows including Radio Disney Junior, and reached families, educators, therapists and librarians with exposure at autism events, trade shows, schools visits and more. Throughout 2016 Fenster performed live for kids and families at Autism Speaks events around Southern California and at the Houston TX Astrodome, and at local L.A. organizations including The Help Group, Koch-Young Resource Center, Center4SpecialNeeds and L.A. area Barnes & Noble stores. Performance bookings are being confirmed for 2017 as well, and will be announced on the Muzic School website and social media pages listed below.


Founded in 1993, ADA (Alternative Distribution Alliance) is a worldwide service organization committed to independent artist and record label development. As part of Warner Music Group, ADA gives independent labels and music artists access to a global distribution system and a dedicated team that provides all aspects of marketing and promotion services.


Muzic School Records is an independently owned and operated record label whose mission it is to educate, entertain, inspire and to remind everyone of the power of music to make us laugh, sing, dance, play and learn. A portion of all net proceeds will be donated to special needs causes, as selected by Muzic School.


For more information about Songs About Us, to stay informed about upcoming performance dates, and to check out music videos and sharable content, please visit the Muzic School website and social media pages listed below.


Label website – www.muzicschool.com

Artist website – www.kerryfenster.com

Producer website – www.richiegallo.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/muzicschoolrecords

Twitter – https://twitter.com/muzicschool

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/muzicschool

I received a copy of this CD and highly recommend it! I have teamed up for a giveaway and I have two copies to give away! To enter, simply leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is April 14th, 2017 at noon PST. Two winners will randomly be selected via Random.org. *U.S. Residents only, please.

Self Disclosure: I received free CDs to facilitate this feature and giveaway. Photos and info also provided.


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


We have teamed up for a giveaway to this fun event! See all the details in our Featured Events section! Would you like to go? We have a Family 4 pack of tickets to giveaway! To enter, leave a comment below telling us about your favorite pet! If you don’t have a pet you can still enter! Just tell us why you would like to attend! Deadline to enter is April 4th, 2017 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via random.org.

Self Disclosure: Tickets will be provided to the winner. SoCal City Kids also received free tickets to post.

SABAN’S POWER RANGERS Special Giveaway Opportunity!


Are you ready for Lionsgate’s exciting new film, SABAN’S POWER RANGERS?

SABAN’S POWER RANGERS follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

We have teamed up for a Giveaway!

One winner will win the following prize package: cinch bag, baseball shirt, hat, temporary tattoos, and movie passes to see the film.

To enter, leave a comment below telling us what super power you would like to have! Deadline to enter is March 24th, 2017 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected by SoCal City Kids.


Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. I will receive free movie tickets. SoCal City Kids will select the winner via Random.org.

Dance Under The Sea Stars At The Aquarium Of The Pacific Latin-Themed Night Giveaway Opportunity!

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                        Enjoy live Latin bands, DJs, underwater dive shows, a scavenger hunt with prizes,

                       Latin cuisine, and the ambiance of the Aquarium at night at a discounted price!


         Guests can party with the sea stars and learn about marine life and the environment at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Latin-themed Late Night on Friday, March 24, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Aquarium will remain open past normal operating hours so guests can dance to the sounds of cumbia, rock en Español, salsa, and other Latin rhythms with the live bands and DJs. The Noche de Estrellas (Night of the Stars) event will feature Aztec dance, crafts, and bilingual educational programs, including an underwater SCUBA diving show, scavenger hunt with prizes, ocean-related activities, and environmental activities—all offered in both English and Spanish. The event will also feature special programming highlighting the world’s smallest and most critically endangered whale, the vaquita—only 30 remain. Mexican cuisine, beers, wine, cocktails, and refreshments will also be available for guests to purchase. In addition to being immersed in Latin culture, guests can journey through the Pacific Ocean to meet over 11,000 animals at the Aquarium, including animals they can touch, from sharks and rays to horseshoe crabs. Please note: The Lorikeet Forest aviary closes at 4:30 p.m. People can enjoy the ambiance of the Aquarium at night for the discounted price of $14.95 per person during this all-ages event.


WHEN:           Friday, March 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

                        6:30 p.m. DJ Quinto Sol

6:45 p.m. Bilingual dive show

7:00 p.m. Danza Azteca Cultural Ketzaliztli (Aztec drumming and dance)

7:30 p.m. Vaquita short film

7:45 p.m. Sonsoles (band)

9:15 p.m. Mayaztek (band)

Booths: Los Angeles Zoo, Fish Contamination Education Collaborative, Friends of the Los Angeles River, radio stations, vaquita game and crafts, and more


WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802


COST:            $14.95 per person and free for Aquarium members and kids under age three. Includes event and Aquarium admission (food and drinks sold separately).


AGES:            All ages (21+ with valid I.D. to purchase alcohol)


INFO:              562-590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/noche_de_estrellas/


We have teamed up with the Aquarium of the Pacific for a Ticket Giveaway: Family 4-pack valid March 24!

 To enter simply leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is March 21st, 2017 at noon PST! One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org. 



AQUARIUM:        The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. Home to more than 11,000 animals, the Aquarium also offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium has won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers. The Aquarium offers memberships with special benefits.

Photo: Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific.

THE SHACK Giveaway


Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father’s transformative and spiritual journey that will show him the ultimate truth about love, loss, and forgiveness.

We have teamed up  to host a giveaway for Lionsgate’s uplifting new film, THE SHACK. One winner will win a Prize Package that will include the novel the film is based on, bookmark, movie soundtrack, and screening passes to see the film once it’s released in theaters.

To enter, leave a comment below with your thoughts about the Trailer above! Deadline to enter is March 5th, 2017 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received although I will be receiving a prize package and one of our readers will also receive a prize package.