It’s Adventure Week on MizMeliz.com!

Posted on July 21st, 2014 by & filed under Discoveries, Everything Miz Meliz

Every day this week, I will post about an adventure I have been dreaming about.

Make your dreams come true!

Have you ever wanted to go white water rafting? (Disclosure)

The rivers in Colorado are certainly flowing this summer! As a result of the above average snowpack we received this past winter and the cooler spring temperatures that prevented rapid early season snowmelt, river flows have been very sustainable this season.

Since 1987, The Adventure Company has been setting the standard for top quality white water rafting! In order to ensure our guests have a safe and fun trip, we only hire guides that have at least four years of commercial white water guiding experience. As the only company in Colorado with this strict guide experience policy, our guests will have an expert guide even on a beginner trip. 

 

Let me know if you want to try it!!

Have you ever been white water rafting?

Share your pictures with me.

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My Chocolate Dream Came True – 10 Things You Should Know About See’s Candies

Posted on July 17th, 2014 by & filed under Discoveries, Events, Everything Miz Meliz

If I could ask the universe for something special and completely indulgent to experience, just for fun, I might even hesitate to ask for this.

It is just too much.

It was like a dream. It was truly a dream come true! (Disclosure)

I have wcaralked into chocolate shops and candy stores before wishing I could have whatever I wanted.  Here was my chance! I got to share the experience with my hubby. We were invited to the soft opening of the new See’s Candies store at the Promenade in Westlake. We jumped at the chance to go and try some of See’s famous chocolates.

The store was closed, in fact it was the day before the official opening day. We were with a small group of bloggers, media people, and VIP guests. Why were we there? To share this exciting news with you, of course!

If you are a chocolate lover like me, there is no doubt that you have this same dream. I will admit, it was a Diabetic’s nightmare – but chances like this do not come by often. Lito and I love See’s Candies and we had such a good time at the new store. We learned a lot about the company’s standards, it’s history, and the quality of it’s products. We sampled many pieces of chocolate and my sugar levels did spike, yet I have been very careful since that day.

Mostly, it was a fun date! We got to compete in a contest much like the episode from I love Lucy where we learned how to quickly hand pack a box of chocolates. We came home with some gifts that the boys enjoyed and plenty of sweets to indulge in later. And next  time I need to get a gift, I know just the perfect thing!

Here is the famous scene from I Love Lucy:

 

10 Things You Should Know About See’s Candies:

  1. You can get a FREE Lolly Pop on National Lolly Pop Day ~ July 20th. Let the Yum Begin!
  2. Yes, Mary See is real and that is her actual picture on every box and in every store.
  3. See’s  Candies has always been based in Los Angeles, CA.
  4. The black and white decor in every shop is reminiscent of Mary See’s own cottage kitchen.
  5. Freshness is maintained by adhering to strict sell by dates.
  6. The finest quality candies are made using the freshest wholesome ingredients: fine Guittard Chocolate, Challenge Grade AA creamery butter, pure heavy cream, C & H Pure Cane Sugar from Hawaii, California Grown nuts, fresh fruit and other fine ingredients. Only the best!
  7. The dark and milk chocolate used in See’s Candies is aged for months to develop it’s fine smooth flavor.
  8. The original recipes that Mary See made for her children in the early 1900′s are still available in stores today: Chocolate Walnut Fudge, Victoria Toffee, Hand-dipped Bon Bons, and Maple Walnut Creams.
  9. The unique shape of See’s lolly pops are crafted to look like the original style in which they were hand rolled, cut, and then sticks placed in the bottom of each lolly pop by hand. When automated machinery was made, See’s kept the square style.
  10. Everyone gets a free sample every time they visit a See’s Candies store. That’s about a gazillion free chocolates a year! (I don’t know the exact number, but with over 200 stores, you do the math!)

If you liked this post, please share it with your friends on Twitter:

See’s Candies New Store Opens in Thousand Oaks @seescandies #seesatwestlake @thePromenade

 Don’t forget to go in your local See’s Candies Shop and get your FREE Lollypop on July 20th – National Lollypop Day!

Let the Yum Begin!

What is your favorite flavor?

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When My Son Became a Pirate I knew We Were In Trouble @PirateDinnerCA

Posted on July 16th, 2014 by & filed under Discoveries, Events, Everything Miz Meliz

Well, I knew we were in for some fun!

Do you want to have some fun with your family?

photo courtesy of MizMeliz.com and Pirate's Dinner AdventureGo to the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure and Show in Buena Park!

My family loved it!

Thanks to the folks at Pirates Dinner Adventures for hosting me and my family and allowing me to experience their show first hand as a  US Family Guide blogger.  And best of all, I get to share their exclusive $25 off offer with you! (Disclosure)

Special Offer: $25 off Adult and $15 off Child admission

 

“Set aboard an authentically replicated 18th-century Spanish galleon measuring 46 feet long, 18 feet wide with 40-foot masts, the ship is anchored in a 300,000-gallon indoor lagoon with night sky lighting. Surrounding the lagoon is a six-sided showroom of six additional ships where the audience is seated.

Voyagers on each of the six ships have their own fearless pirate mascot whom they cheer on as the adventure unfolds with a cast a dozen actors, singers and stunt performers engaging in a bounty of action-packed exploits, accompanied by cannon blasts, pyrotechnics and plenty of laughs.

In addition, more than 150 guests have the chance to play an actual role in each show as the evil Captain Sebastian the Black leads his crews of renegades on a swashbuckling adventure before your very eyes!”

When my son became a pirate, he was chosen by one of the cast members at the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Show. By that time, many people, young and old, had been asked to join in the fun. He ran up with the rest of the swashbuckling young men and was eager to find out what his part would be.

What a fun adventure for all of us! The entertainment, music and songs, the food, the service – - everything about the experience was exciting, light-hearted and top notch. Anytime we have guests from out of town or for a special occasion, I plan to go there again and again.

Have you been to the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure and Show in Buena Park?

Let me know if you go there.

Especially if you are on the Red Crew!

Share this with your friends:  Pirate’s Dinner Adventure and Show #BuenaPark @PirateDinnerCA @usfg #Discount

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I Am Living My Travel Dream – Are YOU? #FVHTravel @FVHub

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by & filed under Discoveries, Everything Miz Meliz

I love to travel!

And I love to visit awesome attractions everywhere I go, every chance I get – - even in my home town!

I especially love sharing these experiences with my family.

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That’s why I became a contributing writer over at Family Vacation Hub.

It’s a great website that reviews vacation spots and attractions around the world with a family’s perspective.

Check out my review of my family’s trip to the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, CA.  MythBusters Explosive Exhibit

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The MythBusters Explosive Exhibition at the Discovery Science Center was a B-L-A-S-T!

 

Your Dream is Waiting For YOU!

Where will you find it?

Is Your Kid the Next Teen Rockstar?

Posted on July 7th, 2014 by & filed under Discoveries, Everything Miz Meliz, Miz Meliz Newz Update

Producers are now casting for teenagers for a new docu-series that will follow these children in their lives from their first time meeting through their rising fame. (Disclosure.)

NOW CASTING A SHOW ABOUT A TEEN ROCKBAND!

RockBand
We are looking for fresh new performers, ages 13-19, with the ability to light up the small screen with both the musical talent and personality that will have America tuning in week after week.
We are looking to create the rock band of the future and follow them as they rehearse, travel, play gigs, and deal with their rising fame!
The band members will have the opportunity to receive guidance from key music industry executives and songwriters while having their journey documented.
We are seeking both male and female singers, drummers, guitarists, bass players, keyboardists, saxophonists, and more!
If you have skills, we want to meet you!
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