Wednesday, March 26, 2014


  I am so super stoked about Spring! That means the flowers are in bloom, Easter is coming and its time for the America's Family Pet Expo! My family has always loved going to the pet expo and it is so much fun! There is so much to see and do there plus, you can see so many animals there up for adoption.  One year my oldest daughter Alex, entered the kids aquarium contest and she got a nice ribbon and a fish tank as well.  It was a lot of work but it was so much fun to see how each and every kid decorated their tanks.  Since we have four cats, we have this on our ToDo list every year to find out about the new products that have come out and to look around at the animal shows as well!   This year I have been given a family four pack of tickets to give away for the America's Family Pet Expo for one of my lucky readers! Here is more information about the expo:
from two years ago my kids with Stella from Modern Family
From two years ago with Stella(Modern Family) and Yakult (Suburgatory)

From the Petting Zoo

Splash Dogs!
Splash Dogs
Cuteness on display

Kids Aquarium Contest!
Cats for Adoption
Animal Actors!
Dogs on display
All Aboard!
Maddie in the Petting Zoo

 It’s A Springtime Petstravaganza as America’s Family Pet Expo Celebrates 25 Years of Fur Flying Family Fun, Returns to the OC Fair & Event Center April 25-27

Thousands of animals, pet products, four-legged entertainment all weekend long

**Please Do Not Bring Your Pets***
   It’s the “Bow Wow Wow” and Cat’s Meow for your favorite furry, scaled or feathered friend.  America’s Family Pet Expo (AFPE) returns to the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, April 25th – 27th.  Celebrating 25 years, this “spet-acular” event boasts a menagerie of animals including cats, dogs, miniature horses, birds, and exotic reptiles, all on display providing show guests the opportunity to experience these animals in a variety of different ways.  Interactive exhibits, educational shows and demonstrations, as well as the latest in pet trends and products for sale, make America’s Family Pet Expo fun for the whole family. Tickets are on sale now at .   AFPE kindly reminds guests that the event is for humans only, pets are not allowed at the Expo.
  “As our 25th year in Southern California,  we’re very proud to continue this tradition of providing exciting, family entertainment while promoting responsible pet care,” said Doug Poindexter, President of the World Pet Association, producers of the America’s Family Pet Expo.  “Every year the show grows in scope and size, from new product launches, educational seminars to our ever-popular animal adoptions, the Expo has become the ultimate destination for anything pet-related.”

  New to the 2014 Expo is the “Extreme Canines Dog Stunt Show,” a high energy, fur-flying show with stunt dogs soaring for Frisbees, high jump flying through the air, jump roping, and running through obstacle courses.  Executive producer Chris Perondi’s show is not to be missed. 

For reptile enthusiasts, Repticon, will offer guests the opportunity to touch and hold snakes, lizards, spiders , and dozens of other exotic reptiles and amphibians through hands-on demonstrations and exhibits.
Returning to the Expo, is Dog Training with Renee.  Renee Jones comes from Alabama to teach show guests how to train their four-legged friends basic and complex commands.  She is a renowned Certified Professional Dog Trainer – “Knowledge Assessed,” and her Southern flair is a winning combination with canines and owners.
Always a fan-favorite, the ever-popular Splash Dogs take to the dock, offering a wet-and-wild canine competition as participating pups compete for the longest jump into the pool! 

  Who will win the title of Weiner Dog Race Champion? Throughout the weekend guests can watch the Wiener Dog Races as they race to the finish line.  The Dachshund traces its roots to Germany over 300 years ago, where they were bred to hunt badgers.  These puppies may be petite, but with enthusiasm and encouragement, pick your favorite dog and root them onto victory. This exciting event is presented by Old World Wiener Nationals Dachshund Races. 
Interested in how canines are used to protect our communities?   At the Police and Protection Dog Demonstrations watch and learn how these K9 Officers and their pup-partners work and play while gaining a deeper appreciation for these canine protectors in our community.  
Looking for answers on why your feline is finicky? The TICA Cat Show & Presentations allows you to learn about the many breeds of cats and their unique personalities.  Do you like to fly with a different crowd?  Be amazed while magnificent birds fly when The Birdman of Las Vegas soars into the Expo with a brand-new show. 
The Great American Petting Zoo offers several different animals for kids to touch, brush and feed.  Tucker’s Pony Rides, Human Hamster Wheel and Scooter the Mini Horse are some of the attractions and activities kids will love!  Also on hand will be Tickled Pink Face Painting so the little ones can “become” their favorite animal.
  At the Kid’s Aquarium Contest, each participant receives a 10 gallon aquarium, heater, filter and water and the kids add their own fish and unique decorations.  The aquariums will be on display throughout the Expo and are judged according to age group and three categories:  Natural and Creative. Every participant is ultimately a winner because after the Expo, each child can bring home their creation.  Children are encouraged to sign up for participation in next year’s Kid’s Aquarium Contest.  School age kids, 5 to 16 years old are encouraged to participate.
Pet Adoptions will be handled on site for those looking to add a furry member to their family.  There will be hundreds of animals hoping to find their “furever home” from local community partner organizations at the Expo.
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 $7. Kindly leave all pets at home. For more information and to purchase tickets visit  HYPERLINK ""
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.  This year marks the 25th Anniversary of AFPE.

Before you go to the rafflecopter giveaway, Here are a few photos of my cats (all rescue cats) for your viewing pleasure!

Wizard and I

Emma the queen of the cats

Phoenix the Flame Point Siamese

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disney and Feld entertainment presents 100 Years of Magic!

It's that time of the year again when Disney and Feld entertainment bring 100 years of magic to life in Ice!  I always have loved Disney on Ice since I was a little girl! Now all three of my girls love to go and the oldest is 16! This show is for those who are young and young at heart! I love Disney on Ice because it never ever disappoints and the kids are captivated for the entire show! Here is the information on the show and locations and don't forget to stay tuned to a chance to win two tickets to a weeknight performance coming up next week! :

  Be part of the festivities when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic comes to SoCal!  More than 65 of Disney's captivating characters from 18 unforgettable Disney stories come to life in this commemorative celebration, produced by Feld Entertainment.  In this lavish ice show, everyone's favorite sweethearts, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, take audiences on a fun-filled adventure, sharing memories with Disney friends including Goofy & Donald Duck; the beloved Disney Princesses; Chip & Dale; Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket; Belle & The Beast plus many more – and magical moments from Disney’s Aladdin, Mulan, The Lion King plus Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo,

  The Incredibles and Toy Story! 

  Beautifully choreographed skating, breathtaking production numbers, stunning costumes and toe-tapping songs will inspire fond Disney memories.  Families can share this once-in-a-lifetime skating spectacular as Mickey and the rest of the gang take the audience on a whirlwind tour of favorite Disney moments.

WHEN:        Wednesday, April 16 – Sunday, April 20
Wednesday, April 16    7:30PM
Thursday, April 17     7:30PM
Friday, April 18         12:00PM & 7:30PM
Saturday, April 19     11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM
Sunday, April 20     1:00PM & 5:00PM

WHERE:    Citizens Business Bank Arena – 4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764

TICKETS:     Ticket prices range from $22, $28, $45 (VIP), $65 (Front Row)
Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*
Tickets available for purchase online at, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the CBBA Box Office.                                           *tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees.

L O N G  B E A C H
WHEN:        Wednesday, April 23  – Sunday, April 27
Wednesday, April 23     7:30PM
Thursday, April 24     7:30PM
Friday, April 25         11:30AM & 7:30PM
Saturday, April 26     11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM
Sunday, April 27     11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM

WHERE:    Long Beach Arena – 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802-4825

TICKETS:     Ticket prices range from $22, $28, $45-$50 (VIP) and $65-$70 (Front Row)*
Opening Night tickets are only $15 each for select seating (not valid for VIP or premium seating)*
Tickets available for purchase online at or charge by phone at
800-745-3000 or in-person at the Long Beach Arena Box Office.   
*tickets may be subject to service charges, facility and handling fees. 

To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to Disney on Ice or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.

Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year.  Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, and Marvel Universe Live.