Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dare to Dream! Here is your discount code for tickets!

If you have not had a chance to purchase your tickets for the Dare to Dream show at the Honda Center which opens December 18th, today is your lucky day for I have a code for you to use to save some green.  You can get a family four pack of tickets for $60 dollars by using the code MOM.  Excludes front row and VIP seats.  No Double discounts, Additional fees may apply.  You can also use the code for the Citizens Business Bank arena and the Long Beach arena!  If you forgot the dates here are the run dates for the different venues on my flyer but I will list them as well:

December 18-23 Honda Center, Anaheim
December 26-30 Citizens Business Bank Arena
January     3-6     Long Beach Arena
3 Easy Ways to order! :
1)  go to the appropriate arena box office
2)  Call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 for Anaheim and Long Beach or AXS 1-888-9AXS-TIX for  Ontario
3)  Log onto for Anaheim and Long Beach or for Ontario

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Private selection makes Holiday Entertaining a breeze!

I love the holidays But I always get stuck cooking the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals! Thank goodness for Private Selection products that are found in most Kroger owned stores. 

The Private Selection brand is a store brand from Kroger but the Private Selection brand is a higher end line from the everyday ordinary store brand products.  The Private Selection is more of a gourmet line at affordable prices.

 I had the pleasure of receiving a bzzKit with Crackers in it and a pound of Costa Rican coffee to try out! So I broke it out on Thanksgiving! I paired the crackers with the blue marbled pepper jack! It was so yummilicious!  Everyone had asked where I got the tasty cheese and I told them Ralphs grocery store under the Private Selection line and some people were in disbelief that this was from a "generic" line.  I told them Private Selection was far from generic! Since it was thanksgiving, I made a relish tray which I included the stuffed olives with blue cheese and they were a hit as well! People at our thanksgiving dinner were singing the praises of the Private Selection line! So I handed out some coupons and I know some of the family has purchased some of the Private Selection items at their Ralphs grocery! I also made the Costa Rican Coffee to compliment my pumpkin pie and it was a hit as well.

I was pleasantly surprised that the Private Selection line was such a hit with my food snob family! From their appetizers, deli meats and cheeses, desserts, pastas and ice creams they have something for everyone and its tasty! check out their website for more information on the Private Selection brand.  Private Selection

So to sum up my long post here are the main points :

  • The Private Selection® brand is inspired by food enthusiasts and uses only the highest quality ingredients
  • It can be found exclusively available at the Kroger family of stores
  • Rich NEW flavors of Private Selection® coffee include Sumatra, Costa Rican, Vanilla, and Toffee Nut
  • Private Selection® cheeses are available in great tasting varieties including Garlic & Herb Monterey Jack, Blue Marbled White Cheddar, Buffalo Monterey Jack, Blue Marbled Pepper Jack and others
  • A full range of Private Selection® premium offerings can be found throughout the store, including Angus meats, fresh & frozen seafood, deli meats & cheeses, ice cream, appetizers, desserts, candy, coffee, crackers, , cookies, pasta and pasta sauce, and much more

And I want to tell you that I received coupons as well as full sized samples from BzzAgent and Kroger and all of the opinions in this blog are my own.  If you would like to be a Bzzagent like me check out the button on the right hand side of the page!

Burts Bees intense hydration skin care products!

OK I was so lucky to be able to try out the intense hydration skin care line from Burt's Bees! Omg I am in love with this all natural skin care line! So I basically live in southern California but when it gets to the fall cold nights and days, my skin dries out! OMG !

I was sent a whole little box of product to try from the line which contains an ingredient called clary sage! What is clary sage you ask?  Here is the definition from the Burt's Bees product information I received:  Clary Sage: A Force of Nature
Deep in the windswept hills of the Mediterranean, a lone plant fights for its life against the elements. Clary Sage survives and thrives in spite of its harsh surroundings, thanks to the plant's fierce will and exceptional ability to adapt and retain moisture. This remarkable botanical is the inspiration behind Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Face Care line — the brand's natural ode to soft, supple, revitalized skin.

So this skincare line is so super special if you suffer from dry skin all the time or just in certain seasons like I do.  This line is clinically proven to intensely hydrate the skin, reduce the look of find lines and wrinkles, its enhanced with probiotic technology and is 99% natural! Best of all is you can find it at mass merchandise retailers like Target aka Tarjay, Wal-Mart, drug stores, grocery stores and natural food stores like whole foods markets!

here is the whole line up:

Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser
  • Provides intense hydration and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles*
  • Leaves skin feeling soft, supple and revitalized
  • Removes dirt, oil and makeup
  • Rinses easily without leaving a residue
  • Costs $9.99
Intense Hydration Day Lotion
  • Provides intense hydration for a revitalized appearance
  • Leaves your dry skin feeling soft and supple
  • Absorbs quickly thanks to a non-greasy formula
  • Costs $17.99
Intense Hydration Eye Cream
  • Helps increase skin's ability to retain moisture and reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a revitalized look*
  • Leaves the delicate skin around your eyes feeling soft and supple
  • Absorbs quickly thanks to a non-greasy formula
  • Costs $17.99
Intense Hydration Night Cream
  • Replenishes moisture while you sleep — wake to skin that feels soft, supple and revitalized
  • Provides intense hydration and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Absorbs quickly thanks to a rich, non-greasy formula
  • Costs $17.99
Intense Hydration Treatment Mask
  • Clinically proven to provide immediate, intense hydration**
  • Leaves skin looking revitalized
  • Easy to apply — goes on wet and stays wet; wipe off with a tissue or washcloth
  • Costs $17.99
*When used with the complete Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Face Care regimen.
**In clinical studies, 100% of women tested showed an increase in skin hydration after one hour.

So the products I got to try out were the 
Intense hydration night cream which is awesome! I love the light scent and how the cream feels like my skin isn't greasy when i use it.  I received the Treatment mask and the cream cleanser as well.  The one thing I loved about the whole line was the clary sage smelled so good! OMG it was like a wakeup call! My skin has really improved since using the Burt's Bees intensive skincare line! I love how it is not too pricey and is made with natural ingriedients that do not bother my skin!

I received this product from BzzAgent and Burt's Bees and all of the opinions listed here are my own even though the products I got to try out were completely Free! If you want to become a BzzAgent like me, you can click on my button on the right hand side of this blog!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Disney on Ice Presents : Dare To Dream Tickets are on sale now!

I am so super excited! I always say this I know but this time I am really excited because having twin 4 yr old girls who love Rapunzel and other Disney Princesses like Tiana and Cinderella and I get to tell them they are all starring in a show coming to town! It's comparable to telling a tween or teen that Justin Bieber is coming to town and I have tickets! It's a pretty big deal around here!

In this show, you can relive the magical moments from Cinderella, Tangled and The Princess and the Frog all brought to life on the ice! I have been to so many Disney on Ice shows and I am amazed every time!

Ticket prices range from $22, $28, $50 (VIP) and $75 (Front Row)*
Opening Night tickets available for only $12 each (not valid for premium seating)
Tickets on sale: Sunday, November 11, 2012
All seats are reserved and available at the venue Box Office, online at or
charge by phone at 800-745-3000. *tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.

This is a show that you and your little prince or princess do not want to miss! Here is the information about where you can catch the show and when :

Los Angeles - Staples Center: Wednesday, December 12 – Sunday, December 16
1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90015

o Wednesday, December 12 – 7:30pm

o Thursday, December 13 – 7:30pm

o Friday, December 14 – 11:30am, 7:30pm

o Saturday, December 15 – 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

o Sunday, December 16 – 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

Orange County - Honda Center: Tuesday, December 18 – Sunday, December 23
2695 E. Katella, Anaheim, CA 92806

o Tuesday, December 18 – 7:30pm

o Wednesday, December 19 - 7:30pm

o Thursday, December 20 – 10:30am, 7:30pm

o Friday, December 21 – 1:30pm, 7:30pm

o Saturday, December 22 – 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

o Sunday, December 23 – 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

Inland Empire - Citizens Business Bank Arena: Wednesday, December 26 – Sunday, December 30
4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

o Wednesday, December 26 – 7:30pm

o Thursday, December 27 – 7:30pm

o Friday, December 28 – 12:00pm, 7:30pm

o Saturday, December 29 – 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

o Sunday, December 30 – 11:30am, 3:30pm

Long Beach - Long Beach Arena: Thursday, January 3 – Sunday, January 6
300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802-4825

o Thursday, January 3 – 7:30pm

o Friday, January 4 – 12:00pm, 7:30pm

o Saturday, January 5 – 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

o Sunday, January 6 – 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Phineas and Ferb is Coming to Thousand Oaks and Long Beach

Wow summer is over and the kids are back to school. But just because summer is over doesn't mean you can't get the kids out of the house to see a really cool show! Disney live is bringing my kids favorite Disney show to life on stage in Phineas and Ferb The Best Live Tour Ever! I cant wait to see what antics Agent P gets into while stopping Dr Doofensmirtz from some evil plan. And I love seeing how Phineas and Ferb are going to entertain themselves during the summer while their sister is always trying to get them busted! Yeah I am a big Phineas and Ferb fan myself because its a highly entertaining and funny show!

So here are the location, dates and times for the shows coming to town:

Fred Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza - 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Friday, September 28 – 4:00pm & 7:00pm

Long Beach Terrace Theater (300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802-4825)
Saturday, September 29 – 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, September 30 – 1:30pm
Ticket Prices: $65.00 / $35.00 / $25.00 / $20.00
To order tickets by phone: 800-745-3000

Online: OR

Stay tuned this week for more information on this awesome show and a deal

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Oh Fitbit how I love thee!

So I love my fitbit! I know what you are saying to yourself. What is a fitbit and why does Kate love it so much? Right? Well, a Fitbit is a calorie tracking device that tells you how many calories you burn, how many steps you take a day, how many levels of stairs you climb,how many miles you walked and how active you are in a day. Then to compliment the fitbit, they have a website that also has a great app for your smartphone so you can log your workouts, food and water for the day so it can help you stay on track for weight loss. I love this thing because I am seriously pushing myself to be more active because I will not miss my goal for the day which is 10k staps, 10 flights of stairs (it also counts your flights if you walk on a hill with an incline), 5 miles, and 2300 calories burned. It even has a flower that grows as you become more active but if you are sedentary, it shrinks so you have to stay active. The other thing that fitbit has is it tracks your sleep because that is an important thing to be successful because if you do not get enough rest, you will not get the best results possible. The one thing that is my ultimate favorite thing is if you enter your food on the journal, the fitbit can tell you if you are on track with what you have eaten and what you have burned for the day as well. Check out my images at the bottom of the entry. IF you are wanting to lose weight, this is the ONE thing I tell you that you MUST have to be successful. It runs around 100 bucks and you do not have to pay to use their website. ITs a win win for me. The only drawback is , it is a small device but you wear it 24hrs a day except when you need to charge it. I have friends who have washed their fitbit and stuck it in a bag of rice and it came back to life weeks later. So if you can remember not to put it in the washing machine, you are good to go. For more information about a fitbit here is their website .
I want to know what you would like to see in my next entry or what topic you would like to know more about? post below and I will do my best to cover it for you.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Change up your workout routines.

I have a lot of fitness friends and I have a lot of friends who struggle with weight loss. I myself, have struggled with weight loss and know how it feels to get frustrated with the scale not moving at all or worse, going up. Yea it sucks and yes I have experienced it happening to me a lot. Sometimes I have wanted to throw in the towel and give up. But if I did that when the scale was seriously "smoking crack or lying to me", I would not be where I am today. Our body is a machine that you have to fuel and maintain. With that being said, workouts have to be challenging when you do them and your body gets used to the routine after about 6 weeks. So, you have to change it up or you will not see the results you want. Hi my name is Kate and I am a turbo kick addict! Yes I go to a lot of Turbo kick classes and Hip Hop Hustle as well! But I do lift weights 3x a week. And I am not talking about going to the same weight training class that does the same boring routines every class. I take Lean Extreme which is based off of the product By Chalene Johnson called ChaLEAN Extreme. I am fortunate to take Chalenes Class that she teaches 2x a week and the third day of weights I either will do a piyo class where my body weight is used instead of lifting weights or I will throw in a body pump class here and there. The cool thing about Lean Extreme, is that the class changes every 6 weeks because our bodies get used to the routine and we have to shock our body to get it to see results. Yes I am sore but you know what? I love to be sore because I know I worked the muscles I was focusing on and I know I am progressing even if the scale is not moving or it goes up. I try to go more by how my clothes fit instead of what the evil scale in my bathroom that almost became a casualty of being tossed off my 2nd floor patio because I was so irritated with what it said. When I hit a plateau, I tend to get frustrated that i hit the "wall". So What do I do? I add a class or two that are formats I want to try out or that I like but I just have not gone to in awhile because it will shock my body and help kick the plateau right where it counts thus causing the scale to move down! So, when you hit that wall of a plaateau and you are taking in the right amount of calories based on what you are burning, change up the routine because your body has adjusted to what you are doing. Make sure you take in enough water as well because that is another wrench that will hinder your progress. Want to know what you burn as far as calories go? Get a fitbit or something like it like a bodybugg or a nike fuel band. I say fitbit because its 100 bucks and the website is not a fee based site like the bodybugg. I love my fitbit because I can put in my food and it exercise and it will tell me how many calories I can eat for the day based on how many lbs I want to lose per week. It is handy too because it will tell me how many calories I can eat to the minute of the day meaning if I have a little too many calories in my lunch, after I journal it on the fitbit site, it will tell me if I am in the goal zone of if i ate too much and this is based on the calories I am burning that day. What do you do when you hit the plateau wall?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The circus is coming to town!

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey are coming to town and once again it sounds like a show stopping good time! This Year the show is called Dragons. This show is going to showcase their astounding acts of bravery and astounding athleticism. This sounds like its a mash-up of dragon lore and circus fun! From the Shaolin Kung Fu warriors, the awesome Asian Elephants, the fierce Tigers to the frenzied motorcycle Globe of Steel this show sounds like there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy no matter how old or young they are.

Also when you plan your trip to the circus, be sure to arrive early to check out some of the interactive elements prior to the show. Open 90 minutes prior to show time, ticket holders can tour the animal open house to get up close with the amazing animals - this is the first time ever it has been offered at the Citizens Business Bank Arena and its returning again to the Honda Center.

Plus one hour before every show, guests can visit the interactive All Access Pre-show, free admission is with your ticket! Guests can participate in hands on experiences such as learning juggling and balancing skills, get performer autographs, watch as an elephant paints a one of a kind masterpiece and meet the Ringling Bros. Clowns guaranteed to get the crowd bursting into laughter!

Here are the show dates and times. Also the ticket prices are below.

Wednesday, July 11 – Tuesday, July 17
STAPLES Center, Downtown Los Angeles (1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90015)
Wednesday, July 11 7:30 PM
Thursday, July 12 12:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Friday, July 13 12:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 14 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 15 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Monday, July 16 12:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Tuesday, July 17 12:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Friday, July 20 – Tuesday, July 24
Citizens Business Bank Arena (4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764)
Friday, July 20 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 21 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 22 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Monday, July 23 12:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Tuesday, July 24 7:30 PM

Friday, July 27 – Sunday, August 5
Honda Center (2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806)
Friday, July 27 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 28 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 29 1:30 PM & 5:30 PM
Wednesday, August 1 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 2 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM
Friday, August 3 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 4 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 5 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM

$20, $26, $42 (VIP), $70 (Front Row) and $100 (Circus Celebrity)
Opening Night tickets are $12 (not valid for VIP or premium tickets)
All seats are reserved; tickets available thru , charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the
venue box office.
For more information, visit or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.

There is a deal on tickets that I can share with you:

You can get four tickets for 60 dollars with Code "mom" at this deal is not valid on Circus Celebrity, Front Row and VIP seats. No Double Discounts and Additional Fees may apply.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ju-Ju-Be Bags OMG I DIE!

OK So if you are on the market for diaper bags or just a bag in general that is great to take to the beach, I know just the bag you need. As a mom of four kids two of them being twins, I know a thing of two about Diaper bags meaning which ones you need and which ones are functional. Ju-Ju-Be is just that functional and fashionable! When I saw the Be Right Back bag It was instant love when I was pregnant with Abbie and Maddie. One of the big reasons was the purple paisley print and the other reason was, all the pockets and sections. Anyway I was posting this because they have a contest coming up for Earth day! I want to share this video with you so you can see all the pretty bags they make. I am posting this because I will be entered to win one of the totally awesome Ju-Ju-Be Bags and if I win I can pick whatever bag I want even in their Earth Leather line! OMG I am so excited! If you know me, you know I love bags and you also know I have a Be set in Midnight Eclipse ,and the Be Right Back bag in Purple Paisley. I am not allowed to buy another bag but if I win one Hubs cant stop me from having another bag and there is a bag or two or ten I am so wanting. And you can check their site out too after you see the video.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hey all I am back to this fitness blog.

OK So I have not posted on here in a long time. I had to lick my wounds for a bit after being told I am no longer a mamavation mom. I cried and was devestated. Ultimately I had to sit there and wonder why. What did I do? Why was I not losing the weight? What was wrong with me? Well between last Feb-March 2011 and July 2011 I gained a lot of my weight back and was all the way up to 220lbs. I had a pity party all the way to Camp Do More aka Camp turbo kick. When I went to camp which is the most awesome experience ever and I highly recommend it, I met some great people and we worked out three times a day and then we had some camp team competitions which was cool. But the best part of camp was not the workouts, fashion show, shopping, or team competition. No the best part of camp was the lectures from Chalene Johnson (creator or turbo kick, Piyo, and Hustle as well as the trainer in such DVDs as Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire, and Chalean Extreme and New York Times Best Selling Author of Push) At the time I was listening to the lectures and taking notes but I was seriously in denial about my attitude. The point that was made was something along the lines of how you talk about yourself will come out. Like with me for example, I worked out at the gym 6 days a week sometimes 2-3 workouts and yea the weight was not coming off at all no matter what I did. I used to look at myself in the mirror and say to myself I am going to be fat forever no matter what I do it wont come off and I keep gaining. And guess what? The weight did not come off! It just kept packing on no matter what I ate or drank and no matter how hard I worked out at the gym. When I finally realized what I was saying to myself was detrimental to what I was trying to accomplish for myself. The whole camp ordeal was so much fun but I was so uncomfortable within my own skin to enjoy it completely because of my negative attitude and self talk that had been hindering me from accomplishing my goals of losing all 70lbs of baby weight from my twins before my 35th birthday. But now after camp, I started looking at myself and saying how beautiful I was and telling myself that no matter what, the fat is going down! Two months after camp, I had lost 25lbs! Yea 25lbs! I was not going to be a prisoner in my fat suit any longer so I made a accountability statement in the 2012 Camp Do More Facebook group saying that by July 2012 when I come to Camp Do More in Anaheim California, I will be 160lbs meaning a 60lb weight loss. I had to do it so I have 700 people behind me and making sure I am going to get where I need to be. Because when you set out to do something you have to make a public declaration and what was more public than Facebook? Not only did I say this on the Camp Do More Facebook page, I also tweeted it and put it out there onto my personal Facebook page. At the time I was so scared to make the declaration that I almost did not do it but I thought about it and said you know what its time to take the plunge and do it! I was tired of being fat and unhappy. It was time to be accountable and stop blaming it all on my water retention and whatever else I was blaming at the moment. So Fast forward to now April 11 2012, guess how much weight I have lost? !0? 20? 30lbs? Nope! Today I am 50lbs lighter and I have my success because I changed my mindset and some of my diet. I read a book, I took a 30 day challenge, and I got real with myself. And I have lost 50lbs. I have changed my attitude and that is the biggest thing anyone can ever do when they are stuck. I now look at myself with 10lbs left of my goal to lose before camp and say hey fat you are going down! It's time for the fat to die! And When I go to Camp Do More at 160lbs I will have another goal to set for myself. Maybe this post will help one person realize that until you are ready in your own head, you will not lose the weight, no matter how well you eat and how hard you workout or what supplements you take, you will be a prisoner in your own body until you realize you are beautiful and give yourself the credit you deserve. It is ok to be selfish if you are fighting for your life.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Americas Family Pet Expo is coming to town!

Yay! I am so super excited about the America's Family Pet Expo coming to town not only because its super fun and exciting, but this year the theme is a Salute to Hollywood pets!

“Salute to Hollywood Pets” – Expo guests can meet the four-legged and feathered stars and learn about the roles pets play in television and movies. See Angel and Rusco who star as Chloe and Papi from Disney’s “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” franchise, Stella from “Modern Family”, Uggie from the Academy-Award winning film, “The Artist,” Yakult from ABC’s “Surburgatory,” Charlie the cat from Disney Channel’s “A.N.T. Farm”, Owen the cockatiel from Disney Channel’s “Austin & Ally”, and Suzie Q who portrays Jim on CBS’ “Mike & Molly,” plus others!

How neat is that? And you can see Olympic Gold Medalist, Best Selling Author and Dancing with the stars champion Kristi Yamaguchi Saturday April 21, 2012 from 1:30 til 3pm for her book signing and meet and greet. The book signing is for her book "It's a Big World, Little Pig" which is a sequel to her children's book "Dream Big Little Pig" which spent 7 weeks on the NY times Best Sellers list in 2011. Kristi will be speaking of her career followed by an autograph signing and photos with Pet Expo Guests!

And if you didn't know, this years pet expo is going to allow dogs to come to the Pet Expo For "Fido Friday Aptil 20 from 10am - 6pm. See the pet expo website for more details.

Here are a couple more highlights from the pet expo site:

Reptile Show and Sale – From lizards, snakes, to tarantulas, Expo guests will have the opportunity to interact with hands-on demonstrations, educational seminars, touching and holding.
Animal Acts and Entertainment –
Reptile Show & Sale - CFA-Iams Ambassador Cat Program - Avian Actors of Hollywood on Stage - JUMP! The Ultimate Dog Show - Dog Training With Renee - Splash Dogs - Police and Protection Dog Demonstrations - Pet Adoptions - Kid’s Aquarium Contest - Fish Toss - The Aquatic Experience - Adoption Dog Grooming Demonstrations - Hollywood Parade of Animals.

So If you are just as excited as I am to go to pet expo this year here is some ticket information:

General Admission, $12.00; seniors 60 and over, $10.00. Children 6-12, $6.00. 5 yrs and under, free. Save $2 off general admission tickets by purchasing in advance online. Active military FREE with ID.

Also here are the operating hours of the Expo:

- Friday, April 20 - 10am-6pm

- Saturday April 21 – 10am-7pm

- Sunday, April 22 – 10am-6pm

For more information check out the America's Family Pet Expo Website at

And for the big suprise for you! I have a 4 pack of tickets to give away to attend the pet expo! Enter to win below! Just leave a comment below on what you are most excited to see at pet expo! Also you can get extra entries for following me on twitter, and supplying a mailing address

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I was given tickets to the America's Family Pet Expo in exchange for this post from the World Pet Association, Inc., a 60-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting responsible pet care who produces the America's family pet expo.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Like Freestyle Motorcross? Well then get ready because Nuclear cowboyz comes to the Citizens Business Bank Arena

I am so super excited! Well my son is even more excited because his dad has him hooked on motorcross, supercross, xgames and anything to do with motorcycles and he is in! So when I told him he was going to be able to go see the Nuclear Cowboyz in a couple weeks because they are coming to town he was so super excited! In case you do not know who the Nuclear Cowboyz are here is a bit of information about them : Nuclear Cowboyz is the greatest, high octane-fueled entertainment freestyle motocross tour ever produced. It is the legend of two powerful freestyle motocross tribes whose survival in their futuristic world is told through an action-packed narrative of fearless freestyle aerial feats, gravity defying stunts, and outrageous pyrotechnic displays synchronized to hard rock music.

But that isnt all! They have some quad riders along with the motorcross riders! This year they have recent X Games 17 medalists Mike Mason, Ronnie Faisst and Adam Jones plus Winter X Games winner Colton Moore along with Taka Higashino, Beau Bamburg, Derek Garland, Nixey Danielson, Brody Wilson, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Dustin Miller, Wes Agee, Geoff Aaron, Keith Wineland and Derek Guetter. So very cool right?!!!

My son Aidan is super excited about the ramps and tricks! There are even the sizzling Nuclear Cowboyz dancers too! So want to know where to find this Octane fueled show that runs on adrenaline?

Well here are the details about where to find this kick butt show and how to get a great deal on tickets!

The Nuclear Cowboyz 2012 tour is affordably priced with seats starting at just $20 for Kids (ages 2-12) and $40 for Adults plus the exclusive VIP Fallout Zone passes for $125* (prices listed are advance purchase only; all tickets are $5 more day of show – additional facility, service and handling fees may apply).
Tickets are now available for purchase at the Citizens Business Bank Arena Box Office, participating Ticketmaster outlets, online at or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For groups of 10 and more, please call group sales at 909-244-5516.

Performance Schedule at the CITIZENS BUSINESS BANK ARENA 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway Ontario, CA 91764

- Friday, April 13th at 7:30pm

- Saturday, April 14th at 7:30pm

- Sunday, April 15th at 2:00pm

You can get tickets at , Citizens business bank arena or by calling 1-800-745-3000. And with the coupon code "MOMMY12!*" you can save $5 dollars offer expires April 12, 2012 and tickets go up $5 day of the show. The code is not good for VIP Fallout Zone tickets and kid tickets and additional fees may apply. I have included the flyer with the coupon code down below.

*Experience Nuclear Cowboyz 2012 with a VIP Fallout Zone ticket!
A limited number of tickets are set aside for the BIGGEST Nuclear Cowboyz fans. Each VIP Fallout Zone pass includes: Premium seating, exclusive admission to a private meet and greet with the stars
of Nuclear Cowboyz where you will be presented with a commemorative credential and poster. It's the ultimate VIP experience!

For more information on Nuclear Cowboyz, visit

I have written this blog in exchange for ticekets to the Nuclear Cowboyz show from Feld Entertainment.

Friday, March 16, 2012

X OUT Giveaway and review!

So my daughter got to try the X Out product from the makers of Proactiv.  This is a great product for teens who hate to use multiple step skin care lines.  If you want to see my previous post it is here.   My daughter told me her face felt soft and not dried out by the X Out. The other thing she told me was that when she used it on her face, it had a cold feeling to it.  It was easy to use and it was quick which was great for her because with other skin care, she would neglect to use every step.  I know she wants to continue to use this product which is awesome too!   She liked the information that QR code had but there were times she would not bring her phone with her to the bathroom to use the scanner program but when she remembered she found the information useful and entertaining enough to make the time pass faster while she waited for the product to work for a full 2 minutes.  I noticed with her skin that the acne has significantly gone away.  It is not all gone but  I am sure with continued use, it will be gone completely in another month.  This stuff is that good! Here is a photo of her we took for her performing arts high school application.  She has lipstick, gloss and mascara on.

So now I have a giveaway from X Out.  I have been told to have a giveaway for one 60 day supply to one of my lucky readers within the United States! How cool is that?  Simply leave a comment about how you think X Out can improve your skin care routine for one entry.  If you want another entry simply tweet about my giveaway and comment below with the link to your tweet.  But wait there's more! Follow me on twitter @katecoleman77 and let me know you did.  And if you follow my blog you can get another entry as well.  just make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry so I can count it.  On March 23rd Rafflecopter will help me pick a winner .

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Got Acne? My daughter does and she is getting to try X-out!

Yes I have a teenaged daughter.  And you know what that means right?  Hormones, drama and even worse.... ACNE! Yes my daughter gets breakouts and when they are apparent they are not pretty at all.  My daughter gets breakouts not only on her face but on her shoulders and back as well which makes going to the pool in the summertime seem as bad as going to the dentist to get a root canal!

My daughter has been using some cleansers from name brands that you find at target that just have not seemed to help with the acne.  I took her to the doctor and they wanted us to try out a prescription acne medication but the opportunity to try the X Out product that is from the same makers of ProActiv came along and here we are! Even though ProActiv and X Out are related the two are very different. 

My daughter is anxious to test out this new product that is a one step product for busy lifestyles like hers.  The thing that kept her from trying out a great product like ProActiv was the multiple steps involved which meant time and energy my teen did not want to put forth her effort into.  X Out on the other hand is a one step system that is designed to be on the skin for 2 minutes total and you do it twice a day which could be once in the morning and right before bedtime.  The makers at X Out got smart about the 2 minute timing too.  The bottle has a funky looking purple square that is a code for your smartphone to read that will take your teen to a 2 minute video of something that is long enough for the product to be on the skin and entertain the brain!   How cool is that? I am a bit jealous because I want the product for myself but she is the one trying it out so we shall see what she thinks about it. 

Also X Out has 8.5 % benzoyl peroxide in it along with exfoliating beads in it along with a moisturizing complex that will get rid of the dirt and grime without stripping your skin of the good stuff.  Which is pretty cool because I was apprehensive about things with benzoyl peroxide for that very reason.

My daughter is amp'd up to try this out to get rid of her zits with something that takes very little time and effort to use.  Plus she has never used a QR reader on her phone so this is something new and cool to her because of her new phone. 

This is a photo of my daughter and her skin issues.  I will update a new photo in 4 weeks.  In the meantime, check out X Out. 

“I wrote this review while participating in a test drive campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of X Out and received a X Out product sample to facilitate my review, one to giveaway, and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Friday, February 17, 2012

Last Chance to see Monster Jam in the Los Angeles Area

If you missed out on seeing Monster Jam at the Honda Center.  You have one more shot at seeing the 30th Anniversary of the Grave Digger at the Part in the Pits.

From my previous post:
     And this year is better than last year because the party in the pits is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Grave Digger! woot woot! We love the Grave Digger! This will feature a historic timeline from the time Grave Digger started to its rise to fame it is today! There will also be vintage attractions and limited edition merchandise like the Grave Diggers 30th anniversary DVD.  Tickets for the pit party are just 10 dollars each and can be purchased at the stadium!  Also part of the celebration is 30th Anniversary merchandise available where Monster Jam products are sold!

So what are you waiting for?  February 18th at the Dodgers Stadium is the last chance to catch all the rip roaring action with all your favorite Monster Jam rides!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Monster Jam is rolling into Anaheim and Los Angeles!

     Check it out guys and gals! Monster Jam is roaring to town again! I am super excited because my kids have said this by far is their favorite show we have gone to.

     And this year is better than last year because the party in the pits is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Grave Digger! woot woot! We love the Grave Digger! This will feature a historic timeline from the time Grave Digger started to its rise to fame it is today! There will also be vintage attractions and limited edition merchandise like the Grave Diggers 30th anniversary DVD.  Tickets for the pit party are just 10 dollars each and can be purchased at the stadium!  Also part of the celebration is 30th Anniversary merchandise available where Monster Jam products are sold!

If you want to be in the loop about announcements about Grave Diggers 30th anniversary, check out Monster Jams facebook page and "like" it"

Now here is the information you have been itching to get from me, the show dates and I have a coupon code for you too! Make sure you use the coupon code "mommy" for 5 dollars off  this coupon code expires 10 days before the event and is valid in the 32 dollar and 22 dollar price range for Anaheim and the 30 and 40 dollar price range for LA.  In Anaheim  at the Angels stadium Monster Jam is rolling in January 28 and February 11 and LA Dodgers Stadium February 18.

So are you as excited as we are for Monster Jam!?

Monday, January 2, 2012


Disney on Ice is heading to Long Beach at the Long Beach Arena January 4-8 !
As always if you do not already have your tickets purchased I have your back just use the code "MOM" or click and print this flyer to take to the box office! Seriously you do not want to miss out on Toy Story 3 on ice.  If your little one loves the gang from Toy Story 3 then they will love the show! Don't delay hurry and get tickets TODAY!