Harvest Festival Art & Craft Show

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Mommytrain is giving away a 4 pack of tickets to the Pomona Harvest Festival at the Fairplex December 1-3.

Enter to win:  Simply leave a comment if you want to go and a winner will be randomly picked!

HARVEST FESTIVAL® ORIGINAL ART & CRAFT SHOW

BRINGS HOLIDAY SHOPFEST TO THE FAIRPLEX IN POMONA

Santa’s helpers take note! With over 24,000 handmade creations to choose from, holiday gift giving gets the personal touch when the Pomona Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show comes to the Fairplex December 1-3. Three hundred artful exhibitors ring in the season with dazzling, original works, transforming the Fairplex into a winter wonderland “shoppertunity.” With strolling performers, contests, crafting demonstrations, and an interactive Kidzone, it’s a yuletide celebration for all ages.

Over the past 45 years, the Harvest Festival has grown to become recognized as the largest indoor arts & crafts showcase on the west coast. The nation’s top artists and crafters come together in this juried showcase to celebrate the holiday season with a colossal collection of original works never found in malls.  Exhibits are brimming with new trends in jewelry, ceramics, blown glass, woodcarvings, clothing and accessories, holiday décor, ornaments, specialty foods, furniture, kids toys, and more, all at unbeatable prices. For that special gift of the heart, many artists can personalize purchases on the spot.

“The minute you walk through the door you can’t help but get into the spirit of the holidays,” says Harvest Festival owner Nancy Glenn. “We work year-round to put together an exciting celebration that unites Festival goers with the artists who share their passion. It makes holiday gift giving more of a special, personalized experience.”

The event gives back to the community by partnering with the Foothill Family Shelter to offer $2 off general admission to any patrons who bring canned goods for donation. Macaroni Kid hosts the interactive Kidzone, while Priceless Pet Rescue is on hand with furry friends for adoption. Home Depot features a “build it” area for kids, and New York Life offers free child IDs.

Harvest Festival general admission tickets are $9, while seniors (62+) and military are $7, youths ages 13-17 are $4, and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are good for the entire weekend and return visits. Information is available at www.harvestfestival.com or by calling 925/ 392-7300.

Festival Hours: December 1-3

Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Fairplex in Pomona: 

Building #4

1101 West McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768

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Disney on Ice is Back!

We took the kids to Disney on Ice last year and they LOVED it! Both the 2 yr old and the 7 yr olds. And all of them can’t wait to go back this year! Disney On Ice presents “Follow Your Heart”, which arrives to the Greater Los Angeles Area in December 2017 and January 2018. The ice skating extravaganza features the beloved stories and characters from the smash hit animated movies Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory and Inside Out for the first time in a live production, with performances from December 14 through January 8, 2018 in Los Angeles (STAPLES Center), Anaheim (Honda Center), Long Beach (Long Beach Arena) and Ontario (Citizens Business Bank Arena).

Just keep swimming with Dory, Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory as they embark on a life-changing excursion to find her parents and discover the true meaning of family. Cheer with Joy, Sadness, and the rest of the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out as they help Riley find the confidence to win the big hockey game. Venture to wintery world of Arendelle where Olaf and Kristoff help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana and the Disney Princesses make their dreams come true through their virtues of bravery, kindness and perseverance. And celebrate true friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the Toy Story gang.

For tickets and schedule:

L O S   A N G E L E S

WHEN:  Thursday, December 14 – Sunday, December 17

  • Thursday, December 14   7:30 PM
  • Friday, December 15 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, December 16 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 17 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

 WHERE: STAPLES Center – 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $25! Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating). Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office.            *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

 A N A H E I M

WHEN: Wednesday, December 20 – Sunday, December 24

  • Wednesday, December 20                 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 21 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Friday, December 22 11:00 AM & 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 23 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 24 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

WHERE:           Honda Center – 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

TICKETS:           Ticket prices start at $25! Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating). Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office. *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

L O N G   B E A C H

WHEN:           Wednesday, December 27 – Monday, January 1

  • Wednesday, December 27 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 28 7:00 PM
  • Friday, December 29 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 30 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 31 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM
  • Monday, January 1 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

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

TICKETS:           Ticket prices start at $25! Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating). Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

 O N T A R I O

WHEN:           Wednesday, January 3 – Sunday, January 7

  • Wednesday, January 3 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 4 7:00 PM
  • Friday, January 5 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 6 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 7 11:30 AM & 3:30 PM

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

TICKETS:           Ticket prices start at $25! Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating). Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office.*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply.

 

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Marvel Universe Live is coming to the Los Angeles Area 7/7-23!

The kids are totally into super heroes right now and we cannot wait! Save up to 20% on dates shown. Use code MOM20. 

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Harlem Globetrotters in Los Angeles – Special Offer!!

Celebrating decades of smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions of people worldwide, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their unrivaled family show to the Los Angeles area Feb. 11-19. It’s a great family adventure of wholesome fun that makes for special memories.

Their one-of- a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment with incredible ball handling, hilarious comedy and loads of fan interaction, including a post-game autograph signing.

For $7 off your tickets use the promo code: CALI when you visit:
http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/socal. Code is valid for the dates and locations below:

– Ontario at the Citizens Business Bank Arena on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m., and 7p.m.

– Anaheim at the Honda Center on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

– Mission Viejo at the Saddleback College Gym on Monday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m.

– Los Angeles at the STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 12:30 p.m., and 5:45 p.mCheese Chisholm

Scooter Christensen ball spin

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Disney on Ice Review: Worlds of Enchantment

Last night we attended Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment at the Staples Center. The show featured characters from Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, Cars and Frozen (of course). The show was fantastic! OK, maybe the Toy Story segment ran a little long, but overall we had a great experience. Even the 2 1/2 year old stayed in his seat, entertained by the show the entire time! And the 7-yr olds want to go back. Not in a few months, not next year, but tomorrow.

I was most impressed by the Cars segment, it was probably the shortest one, but seeing those life-sized Cars on ice was pretty cool. The show lasted about 2 hours, with a 15 minute intermission. Definitely bring warm clothing as it gets a bit chilly in the arena. You can bring a stroller, but you will have to check it in at Guest Services, which was not a big deal at all.

I highly recommend the show, use code mom20 for a 20% discount on select dates in the Los Angeles area. Have a great time!img_1743 d29_-20080904_0168russdfinalmom-discount-flyer

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Disney on Ice is Back!

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From Wheels to Waves & Icy Wonderlands to Infinity and Beyond!

DISNEY ON ICE presents WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT

Coming To the Southland December 15, 2016 – January 8, 2017

**By Popular Demand, Featuring Magical Moments From #1 Animated Movie of all Time, Frozen**

Tickets On-Sale Now

Rev up for non-stop family fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment comes to the Southland. This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney•Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid plus the enchanting Academy Award®-winning Frozen.

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is performing from December 15 through January 8, 2017 in Los Angeles (STAPLES Center), Anaheim (Honda Center), Long Beach (Long Beach Arena) and Ontario (Citizens Business Bank Arena).

Thrill to high-speed stunts and high-octane fun, as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice. Dive into adventure with Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, as she explores her undersea kingdom. The toys are back in town with heroic action when Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the Disney•Pixar Toy Story gang escape Sunnyside Daycare in a daring adventure to get back to Andy’s room. Plus, enter the wintery world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and pals Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love comes from within.

Plus, get warmed up for the show right in your seats with exclusive dance moves taught by the mouse that started it all during Mickey’s Dance-Along Pre-Show Party, as the Disney On Ice skating athletes remind everyone that getting active can help you be your best! Then you’ll be ready to enter a dazzling world of Disney magic to see some of your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life in Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment, with dazzling skating, special effects and timeless characters certain to create a lifetime of memories.

L O S  A N G E L E S

WHEN: Thursday, December 15 – Sunday, December 18

o Thursday, December 15 7:30 PM

o Friday, December 16 7:30 PM

o Saturday, December 17 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

o Sunday, December 18 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

WHERE: STAPLES Center – 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $25!

Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for

premium VIP/Front Row seating)

Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at

the venue Box Office. *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

A N A H E I M

WHEN: Wednesday, December 21 – Sunday, December 25

o Wednesday, December 21 7:00 PM

o Thursday, December 22 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

o Friday, December 23 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

o Saturday, December 24 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

o Sunday, December 25 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

WHERE: Honda Center – 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $25!

Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for

premium VIP/Front Row seating)

Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000

or in-person at the venue Box Office. *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

L O N G  B E A C H

WHEN: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 – Sunday, January 1, 2017

o Wednesday, December 28 7:00 PM

o Thursday, December 29 7:00 PM

o Friday, December 30 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

o Saturday, December 31 11:30 AM & 3:30 PM

o Sunday, January 1 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

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

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $25!

Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for

premium VIP/Front Row seating)

Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000

or in-person at the venue Box Office. *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

O N T A R I O

WHEN: Wednesday, January 4 – Sunday, January 8, 2017

o Wednesday, January 4 7:00 PM

o Thursday, January 5 7:00 PM

o Friday, January 6 7:00 PM

o Saturday, January 7 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

o Sunday, January 8 11:30 AM & 3:30 PM

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

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $25!

Discount Opening Night tickets available for as low as $15 each on select seating (not valid for

premium VIP/Front Row seating)

Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the venue Box Office. *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply.

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Gobble Gobble

Now that school has started and after-school activities and homework have begun, families are scrambling to make dinner at night. I know I am! There are a variety of meal delivery services out there so how do you know which one to choose?

img_1194I recently tried Gobble, a meal delivery service that requires about 10-15 minutes of prep work, unlike some of the other services that only require you to heat and serve.

I received three freshly hand-crafted dinner kits (each serves two adults) –which included ingredients that are already prepped and chopped so it didn’t take long to prepare the meal. Some dinners required one pan, others more.

The important part? The food was DELICIOUS! Way better than another service I tried where all I needed to do was pop a tray in the microwave. Yes, this takes a bit more prep time but it was worth it.

Did my kids eat it? Ok I confess, I have picky eaters so they did not eat most of the Gobble food. I did have to prepare a separate meal for them, which almost defeats the purpose of a meal delivery service. But hey, at least I enjoyed a tasty dinner. And you get a LOT of food, which is good because I can eat!

Here’s the good news, Gobble is offering Mommytrain followers an exclusive discount, $50 off your first box when you sign up using this link:

https://gobble.com/moms?utm_source=mommytrain.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=50offmoms

(discount should automatically apply at checkout, new customers only)

Enjoy!Gobble

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Mermaids!

Is your little one obsessed with mermaids?  Sophie sure is.  Watch kiddietrain’s video on how to draw a mermaid or merman.

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Turkey Meatloaf by Sofia

Sofia’s favorite food to make and eat.

INGREDIENTS:

– 1 Pound of Lean Ground Turkey

– ½ Onion Chopped (or dry)

– 1 Carrot Chopped

– 1 Tbs of Parsley and Green onions

– 1 Egg

– 1/3 Cup of Ketchup

– 5 Ritz Crackers

– Salt and Pepper

PREPARATION:

Add ground turkey in a bow and add onions, carrots, parsley and green onions, salt and pepper. Mix ingredients using hands or fork.

Add whole egg and mix

Smash crackers in a Ziploc bag. It must look like breadcrumbs and add to the mix

Add Ketchup and mix

Put mix into a baking dish and bake on 350F for 35-40 minutes.

Let it rest for 5 minutes.

Enjoy!

xo

Ana & Dani

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Pie Face

 

Sophie and Sofia’s favorite toy so far…Pie Face. Super fun toy for the entire family!

 

 

 

 

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