Events

ACM Awards
The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark productions announced today that 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs , Vegas star Michael Chiklis , Grammy award-winner Sheryl Crow , The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco , music star John Fogerty , omg! INSIDER co-anchor Kevin Frazier , San Francisco 49ers NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick , country music artists Miranda Lambert , Scotty McCreery and Kacey Musgraves , Entertainment Tonight co-anchor Nancy O’Dell, country music artists Jake Owen, Reba and Keith Urban, and A&E’s Duck Dynasty stars Willie & Korie Robertson are scheduled to present as part of the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton , honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists. It is produced for television by Dick Clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Iron Man 3

I am so excited to announce that this Red Carpet Mama will be heading to Hollywood on April 23rd for the Iron Man 3 Red Carpet Event. Needless to say I think I screamed when I read the email. My son Ryan is a HUGE Iron Man fan so of course he is jealous and asked if I could sneak him in my suitcase. Of course not honey where would I fit all my shoes lol? However I will try and get you an autograph!

What’s even better is I will be  with 24 other fabulous bloggers, some who I haven’t met yet and some great friends who I haven’t gotten to see in a long time. Not only will I be attending the red carpet event but we will be having breakfast at the world famous El Capitan Theatre and Soda Fountain. I will also get to take my picture with Tony Stark at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum!

El Capitan Theatre

I will be tweeting live photos from the event so you can follow me on Twitter as well as the follow the hashtag: #IronManEvent

Now my only biggest problem is what the heck am I gonna wear? I am thinking Hollywood party dress not too formal. So now begins the search for you know… “That Dress”.

Check out the other Red Carpet Events I have attended:

event hero

“The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS”, (http://www.realityontherunway.com), is taking place on Saturday, February 9th 2013NYC. Reality stars will walk the runway to raise money for AIDS. The featured women’s couture designer for the evening will be Dominique Auxilly, and the event stylist is Julianne Costigan.

The participating star line up includes:

  • Deena Cortese – Jersey Shore
  • Janice Dickinson – Americas Next Top Model
  • Drita D’Avanzo- Mob Wives
  • Malaysia Pargo – Basketball Wives L.A.
  • Lil Kim –Dancing With the Stars
  • Courtney Robertson – The Bachelor
  • Tracy DiMarco- Jerseylicious
  • Carissa Rosario- ABC’s “The Big Time”
  • Elizabeth Vashisht – Tough Love New Orleans
  • Leslie Birkland- Big Rich Texas
  • Alex McCord -The Real Housewives of New York
  • Brittany Brower – Americas Next Top Model
  • Nikki Rae Walker –Big Rich Texas
  • Briella Calafiore – Glam Fairy
  • Jessica Romano – Glam Fairy
  • Tiffany “New York” Pollard –I Love New York
  • Michelle Money –The Bachelor
  • Ramona Singer – The Real Housewives of New York
  • Keenyah Hill – Americas Next Top Model
  • Sheree Whitfield- The Real Housewives of Atlanta
  • Leslie Birkland - Big Rich Texas
  • Ramona Rizzo -Mob Wives

applewood farm

There is nothing better on vacation than good food and Sevierville,TN. has just that. On my last Girlfriend’s Getaway post I shared with you all of my favorite places to visit in Sevierville, TN. Now I’m going to share with you some of my favorite places to eat. Some of them even have some great stories.

Food:

Willies Pizza-Located on dolly Pardon Parkway, Willies Pizza is a great place to eat if you love Italian Food. I ended up sharing a thin crust pepperoni & bell pepper pizza with Zina because we will filled up some amazing garlic bread as an appetizer. Follow them on FacebookPricing: $2.49 – $14.99

Flapjacks – OK so the name pretty much sums this place up. They have fantastic pancakes and waffles. I’m a person that’s always on the go so it’s not often that I get to sit down and have a big breakfast. Flapjacks has been a family business for over 10 years founded by Brent Collier. Follow them on Facebook. Pricing: $1.69 – $10.99

Applewood Farmhouse – If you like down home cookin’, you will love Applewood Farmhouse.Owned and operated by the Hick’s and Kilpatrick’s family this restaurant has a lot of history. They serve you delicious apple fritters & their signature Applewood Julip while you wait for your order. The Chicken and Dumplings I ordered were amazing. When your done eating you can sit out on the beautiful front porch in one of their rocking chairs and sit a spell or watch the peaceful river running through across the road. Before you leave you will want to check out the Applewood Cider Mill and gift shop where you can take a little bit of the Applewood Farmhouse deliciousness home with you including fresh baked bread. Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

applewood farm

Chop House-   If you’re looking for fresh seafood and premium steaks you’re going to love the Chop House. They are also known for their giant sweet potatoes and colossal homemade onion rings.They serve U.S.D.A. prime and choice corn fed midwestern beef.Oh an by the way their dressings are made fresh daily.The Chop House was established in 1992 and now has 12 locations spread across 4 states. Pricing: $3.50-$29 Facebook

The Diner- Yep just as it sounds great diner food. But honestly for me the best part was getting to talk with the owner Howard Kingsbury. He came over and sat down with and we had a chat while we waited for our food. You see, even though he owns a diner he has a passion for healthy eating. So he offers a “Skinny Menu for all of his guests who wish to go for a healthier option.His wife is an artist and upon your visit you’ll be able to see some of her beautiful artwork around the diner. She is quite good and if your real nice you might even be able to talk him into taking a piece home for a price. The food was absolutely wonderful and the conversations were great. Pricing: $1.99 – $14.99 Facebook | Twitter

the diner

Clint’s BBQ & Country Cooking- If you love  home cooking and good music you will love this place. They’re serving up a heap of fun and this is where I had my first fried green tomato. Guess what I loved them! For dessert make sure you try a slice of their homemade cake. Not only do they serve great food and music but there is a great story behind Clint’s. In 2010 Clint’s BBQ burned to the ground and his local community came together to help him rebuild.  When you see Clint ask him to share his story with and be sure to check out all the memorabilia hanging on his walls. Pricing: $2.89 – $29.99 Facebook 

clint's BBQ & Country Cookin

clint's BBQ & Country Cookin

Total cost for our entire stay including food,hotel and attractions was $770 a person. The Sevierville Chamber of commerce has several packages that you can choose from.

Disclosure: I was invited to this trip by 5 Minutes for Mom and my travel, lodging, entertainment and food were all covered by the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A special thanks to Jill from Baby Rabies for taking most the photos above.

I LOVE this! Look at the smiles on those faces! It makes me smile!

Last week, “Dancing With The Stars” pro Kym Johnson hosted a screening of Disney’s SECRET OF THE WINGS for guests from the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles at Disneytoon Studios in Glendale, CA and was presented with a “Fairyization” created especially for her by the filmmakers, Director Peggy Holmes and producer Michael Wigert. 

If you’re a Disney lover in California then you are in luck. Disney just announced the opening of the first Disney Baby store and Online Boutique inGlendale, CA.The premiere Disney Baby Store provides an exclusive array of products to help families celebrate baby’s magical moments throughout the day such as playtime, bathtime, on-the-go, getting ready, mealtime, dressing baby, baby’s first, and in the nursery. In addition to the first store, the Disney Baby online boutique launched today at DisneyStore.com/disneybaby, and a selection of Disney Baby products is also available within Disney Store locations nationwide offering families the same high-quality infant and toddler products in popular Disney character styles. Stars like Allison Sweeney attended the event.

Some of the items you might find in the store are…………

Winnie the Pooh Plush for Baby – Large Heirloom 25”: Lifetimes of hugs! Here’s a new take on everyone’s favorite little cub. Reimagined in soft cream colors, our Heirloom edition has timeless appeal and neutral shades perfect for any nursery. Comes with a keepsake bag safeguarding it for generations.

Winnie the Pooh Quilt for Baby – Heirloom – Personalizable: Start a new tradition! Not just for sleepytime, this cozy keepsake quilt is vintage-inspired and stitched with love. Featuring sweet prints, patterns and Pooh and Friends appliqués, it adds that special touch to any nursery decor. Personalize it!

Mickey Mouse Disney Cuddly Bodysuit Set for Baby – Personalizable: A Classic Mickey! Your little mouse will stand out in the crowd with this 2-piece showstopper inspired by the icon himself. For even more oohs and ahhs you can personalize the cap! Goes great with our matching booties. (This is also available in minnie for girls)

Mickey Mouse Booties for BabyMouse-ka Booties. Made of soft plush fabric with an embroidered Mickey Mouse face and 3D ears, these booties are adorable on their own or coordinate perfectly with our Mickey Mouse Disney Cuddly Bodysuit set.

I am personally in love with the Winnie the Pooh Heirloom line. It’s gorgeous yet classic. This is a timeless piece that is sure to complete your baby room or perfect for that next baby shower.

Disney provided with a media gift bag that included some of the items mentioned above that will be surprising one of our mommy to be’s at church. Check back next week and we will add some photos from the baby shower.

 

Last week I shared with you my experience at the The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. Daisy and I attended the #BHC3BloggerDay event with Disney and several other bloggers. It was really great getting to know Gaby, Sabrina & Marshall a lot more. When we arrived at the hotel I met up with Kelly and her little sweet dog Annie. Annie is a Katrina rescue dog.

Little Orphan Annie

The first night we had a meetup with all of the bloggers and their fabulous pooches. It was really great getting to know one another and talk to them about how their precious poochies came into their lives. We all had dinner and rested up for our big day in the morning.

The next Day after the doggies had their luxurious room service, we all went down to breakfast and to a showing of Beverly hills Chihuahua 3 with our pooches.  It was such a great experience watching the movie with miss Daisy in my lap. The movie was great. Chloe & Papi along with their owners and pups get the chance of a lifetime to move into the fabulous Langham Huntington.With 5 little ones running around they are bound to get into trouble. In this movie Rosa has to overcome well… some obstacles of being little. Papi wants to show her how special she is by throwing her a huge party that she will never forget. I brought home the dvd for my 2 kids to watch and they absolutely loved it.I won’t spoil the movie so you will just have to grab your own copy to find out more details.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta! is available September 18th on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and Digital Download. Sign up for Disney Movie Rewards and get your $5 off Beverly Hills 3 Chihuahua coupon.

After the movie we met with film director Lev L. Spiro and producer Sara E. White for Q&A about the movie and how it is to work with the dogs. Did you know almost all of their animals are rescue dogs? I thought that was awesome. We were having problems downloading some video so we will have actual live Q&A video on our Youtube page and Facebook soon.

Lev L. Spiro

After lunch Daisy had a doggie massage and photo opps with Papi & Chloe. Once she was done showing off for the cameras we met with the trainer Mathilde DeCagny with Birds and Animals Unlimited of Hollywood (above  photo, right). She demonstrated how they train dogs to appear on screen. Wanna know her favorite training treat? Biljac dog treats.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3

Read more experiences from these fabulous bloggers who also attended the event!

Rockin’ Mama
My Silly Monkeys 
Whirlwind of Surprises
The Maven of Social Media

Disclaimer: My Travel and Hotel was provided by Disney & Langham Pasadena Hotel. As always my thoughts and opinions are my own.

Hi my name is Daisy (mommy calls me her little Diva) and I will be heading to L.A. with my mom “Consumer Queen” September 6th 2012 for the Beverly Hills Chihuahua Red Carpet Event. Thanks to disney for inviting us. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 Viva La Fiesta comes out on DVD/Blue-ray Sept 18th at a store near you. This is my first red carpet event as well as my first time to travel on an airplane. Mommy assures me that everything will be fine though. I am really excited to meet my idols Chloe & Papi but watch out because this little will be strutting her stuff on the runway. We will be staying at the fabulous Langham Huntington hotel in Pasadena, CA. I’ve been known to love the finer things things in life and my mommy spoils me rotten.

Of course it’s only the best for this poochy. Thank’s to Sniffany & Co I will be wearing this baby blue Sniffany & Company dress. You can follow Sniffany & Company on Facebook to keep up to date with all the latest styles for your pet. Can you say woofalicious?

My outfit would not be complete without this Harness and matching collar from Susan Lanci. Susan Lanci is a fabulous designer and every red carpet little pooch should have something from her collection. I will be wearing the Tinki Harness in Tiffi Blue with matching leash All of Susan’s Items are made in the USA and this collection features Swarovski Crystallized Components. If your in Oklahoma check out Paws Around Town at Northpark Mall. They have everything you need to make your pet glamourous . You can also follow them on Facebook. If your not in Oklahoma try  you can order from Paws Around Town online.

Mom got a a chance to speak with Susan Lanci on the phone and let’s just say that she was very impressed. Susan’s focus on her company is just to make  us dogs happy and comfortable. That is really her main goal. She’s not about celebrity attention and she is not even on Facebook or Twitter. Susan’ makes beautiful products that you can feel proud to wear yet they are both comfortable and stylish. Mom knows that I am pretty picky about what I wear, somethings just make me itch and scratch! When mom put the Tinki harness on I was cool , calm and collective and might I add that I looked fabulous? I want to thank both Paws Around Town and Susan Lanci for working together to give me a great look for the red carpet.

Petsmart was also kind enough to send me a soft carrier to travel in. They wanted to make sure my first plane ride was comfortable and they wanted to make it easy on mom to make sure she had the right carrier. It’s only fitting that my carrier match my dress so they are sending us the Bergan Comfort Carrier in blue. They are also providing a travel accessories for food & water and day of grooming. Thanks Petsmart for helping me travel in style.

Make sure you follow us on twitter during the event as we will be tweeting out pictures and more. We’ll be tweeting from all 3 Twitter accounts @TheRoyal Dogs, @ConsumerQueen & @RedCarpetMamas . We will also be doing another post after the event to give you some exclusive photos of what went on.

HEY PAPI EAT YOUR HEART OUT!

A Special thanks to Disney, Paws Around Town, Susan Lanci, Petsmart and Sniffany & Company for making this trip possible.

Disclaimer: We were provided with the Tinki Harness and leash by Paws Around Town & Susan lanci. We were also provided with the Sniffany & Company Dress by Sniffany & Company. Disney will be providing our travel.

As part of the Walmart Moms program I was invited to this year’s Walmart Shareholders meeting. You may think this is some big boring meeting but it’s not. Walmart goes all out for their employees and they know how to party. This year they chose Justin Timberlake as the emcee. This is my 3rd shareholders meeting and as usual I had a blast. Being invited to shareholders is very important to me. Walmart always gives us a few extra days to spend with them and this my chance to be the voice for my readers. Walmart cares about what we as moms think and believe me we give them the good and the bad.

This year we got to tour the layout center and while I can’t talk about the the things that we saw I can tell you there is some really cool stuff coming out. I had to leave a day early because my family and I were going on a cruise so there were a few meetings that I missed. I did however get to talk to the fashion department. We talked about what I buy and what I don’t buy because of lack of style,size, etc. We even talked about departments they were lacking. Let’s just say I had plenty to talk about lol. We also participated in the Walmart Steak- Over event at the Horton Farms.The steak was awesome and I didn’t even have to put ketchup on it LOL. I am writing this while I am sick so I am sure there are things that I am forgetting(Yep I was sick my whole cruise).

A few Walmart Shareholder facts:

  • Any Walmart Shareholder can get into the meeting with their proxy statement.  If the question is about invited store associates – they are elected/chosen by their stores to represent them at the meeting (odd number stores go one year, even number stores go the next).
  • All associates, both full and part-time, who are age of majority in state of residence can participate in the stock purchase program. Participation is voluntary.
  • Walmart matches 15% of the associate’s Walmart stock purchase up to $1800 a plan year.  Equity eligible positions (corporate management) are eligible for Restricted Stock Rights..  Lastly, an associate could decide to invest a part of their 401K plan in Walmart Stock….

Now back to the entertainment. While Justin Timberlake was enough eye candy to keep me entertained the whole time there were plenty of other awesome stars making an appearance as well.

Taylor Swift:

 

Lionel Richie:

Zac Brown Band:

and many more. Oh and before I forget, Happy 50th Walmart!

Are you going to the LMFAO concert June 13th at the BOK Center…would you like to? Text UPTOWN LMFAO to 80672 to enter to win a pair of tickets!

LMFAO will bring the party rock to the BOK Center on June 13, 2012 with the Redfoo and Cherrytree present SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING TOUR featuring LMFAO & The Party Rock Crew with Special Guests. LMFAO recently performed with Madonna during the Super Bowl Halftime Show in Indianapolis. The latest hit single ’Sexy And I Know It” recently hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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