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Miz Meliz Newz Update Oct 2016 #ChooseKindness @thejessiechris @RDCountry @RDCountry

Posted on October 19th, 2016 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Miz Meliz Newz Update

Radio Disney’s Jessie Chris Proudly Supports
Disney’s #ChooseKindness Anti-Bullying Campaign

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Radio Disney Country Artist Jessie Chris announced today she is a proud supporter of Disney’s new national #ChooseKindness Anti-Bullying Campaign.
Jessie, who was the victim of extreme bullying in school herself, has filmed an Anti-Bullying PSA, and is joining several other artists and celebrities hoping to drive awareness to this growing epidemic.

Jessie is currently in the middle of a radio tour for her new single and also visiting schools throughout the country speaking to students about her personal experiences and sharing with students the need to #choosekindness over bullying.
Jessie Chris at 18 years old was the youngest performer at the 2015 CMA Festival and has opened for iconic artist to include Luke Bryan, Chris Young, John Rich and Billy Ray Cyrus and has performed at The Country Music Hall of Fame.  She has also recorded an acoustic version of 98 Degrees hit song “I Do” with 98 Degrees Jeff Timmons and will be back in the studio with Jeff in September 2016 to record a new duet.  Earlier this year she was one of only four people nationwide selected to perform at the William Morris Speakeasy Showcase in Nashville.  
Her first album “Wildfire” was recorded at the Legendary Dark Horse Studios in Nashville and her current single, “In The Meantime” is being played nationwide on country radio to include Radio Disney Country.  Jessie will be releasing her next single “1963 on October 24, 2016.

Growing up Jessie was the victim of extreme bullying and music was always her way of coping with life’s experiences. Besides singing and songwriting, Jessie plays the guitar, piano and dabbles with the banjo. She has received extensive global media coverage and has headlined both an Anti-Bullying Tour and a Walmart Tour. 

Philanthropy is very important to Jessie and she recently visited and performed for the Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC and has been a frequent guest of Ryan Seacrest Studios at Boston Children’s Hospital and other Children’s Hospitals. 

Jessie’s favorite quote is “dreams come a size too big so we can grow into them” and she believes that her dreams are many sizes too big but that just means it will take the continued hard work and passion to get where she wants to be.

What to Expect on MizMeliz.com and Tinsel Town Live this Fall @Tenminitt

Posted on October 12th, 2016 by & filed under Discoveries, Everything Miz Meliz, Miz Meliz Newz Update

Fall and Winter always gets me in the mood for writing and reading, making crafts and gifts, and of course – celebrating with friends and family. I do all of these things here on MizMeliz.com!

It is Time to SMILE!

I have been waiting for a platform that would easily blend my love of interviewing and socializing via live stream video with the ability to connect directly with my community on Facebook. I have my wish! It’s called Smiletime and it’s awesome!

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If you would like to be on my show – Tinsel Town LIVE with Miz Meliz, just complete this form and we can talk! https://goo.gl/forms/a7droCwSwuvNvHLd2

To watch live episodes on my very own channel on Smiletime - go here: https://smiletime.com/channel/mizmeliz

To watch live episodes on my very own channel on Smiletime – go here: https://smiletime.com/channel/mizmeliz

Also, you can simply view my videos on Facebook in my feed – –  https://www.facebook.com/MizMelizLA

Here is an Overview of What to Expect on MizMeliz.com this Fall:

Books, Reviews, and Interviews

I will be reading quite a few books in the coming months and I am doing my best to schedule interviews with editors, authors and illustrators. I think it is fascinating that anyone can take their passion or expertise and make it into a book that can open up worlds of possibility for other people. They may never know first hand the impact their book will make on people far and wide and for generations to come. That’s the true power of influence! I’ll be diving into the worlds of Children’s Books, Children’s Technology and Learning, Parenting, Self-Care, Business, Health and Wellness, and Art and Creativity. Whew, that’s a lot! But you know what? These are all of my interests and it’s my blog. LOL! Seriously, if you would like to go on this journey with me, I am happy to share my discoveries!

Children’s Books

  • I am excited for my next interview with Bible Stories Through the Ages Children’s Book Series author, Jann Martin on Tinsel Town Live. On Tuesday, October 18th, I will have Jann as my special guest. Jann is in the group, Writer’s Chat on Facebook. I am looking forward to talking to her about her books and what it is like to publish children’s books. Hopefully, she will read a page or two! Jann just got through her first hurricane watch, and I am glad she is okay. Meet Jann on Tinsel Town!
  • Sally Loves…™ is a popular children’s book series by author and illustrator, Jody Mackey. I hope to talk to Jody about how Sally may have inherited much of her adventurous personality from Mackey herself— as she loves to compete in sports and other activities. She is a woman of many talents such as an Ironman triathlete, a runner, a cyclist, an equestrian and even a golfer. Sports have enriched her life, and so it seems only natural for her to share her experiences and inspire young children to be active through her books.415hpx3tg9l-_ac_ul320_sr250320_

Debut children’s book author Kat Kronenberg says, “it’s important that children feel empowered, and it’s up to us to let them know we support them not matter how big their dreams are.”

  • Kat knows how easy it can be to get bogged down by negativity when pursuing a dream. That’s why she is helping young children realize their dreams through songs, activities, games, and a new book aptly titled Dream Big. I love that phrase and use it often! So, of course I am excited about reading it. It will be fun to see what Kat shares with us on Tinsel Town Live!

Children’s Technology and Learning

  • Studies from The Joan Ganz Cooney Center show that high-quality, educational content delivered through mobile devices has the potential to increase a child’s ability to learn. PlayKids Learn’s UX/UI (a new app) was designed in collaboration with The Joan Ganz Center experts to optimize this learning potential.

Through content that includes Disney Imagicademy games and activities, kids can learn how to draw Mickey Mouse, Olaf, and more through guided tutorials or watch videos with iconic characters like Snow White and Hercules that help guide and teach young ones about the importance of exercise, the magic of creativity, how to make a good bedtime routine, and more. I am working closely with the publicist for this app, I will review it and interview the creators live on Tinsel Town!

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Disney’s legacy of learning and enriching the lives of families around the world continues with the PlayKids app.

“PlayKids intends to be a learning space and with relevant content like ImagiCademy on board, it helps us to drive this educational experience with quality and safety,” explained Eduardo Henrique, Head of Global Expansion at PlayKids. “Parents know they can turn to us for a safe, educational and entertaining place to laugh, play and learn with their kids.”

  • The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is on a mission to encourage girls around the world to join the tech workforce. We will discuss this topic on an upcoming episode of Tinsel Town because I strongly believe that young people would be encouraged to do what they are passionate about. Why are we all going back to our childhood dreams to fill our bucket lists with things undone? Let’s empower our children to reach for the stars and dream big, now.

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Parenting

  • I will be receiving Patty Wipfler‘s LISTEN: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges soon. I am interested in talking to Patty about Hand in Hand Parenting and get her advice on parenting and communicating with teens.
  • Another book on my list is Raising Kids with Accountability by the bestselling father/daughter duo, John Miller & Kristin Lindeen! Their newest book is coming out in late October and I am crossing my fingers that I will get to interview them together! What an amazing experience it must be to write a parenting book with your own father. It almost brings tears to my eyes. I wish my parents knew that I published a book and I wish I had spent more time listening to their advice when I had the chance. Our parents are the only source of inspiration for parenting our own children – good or bad, we learn from them and their experiences. It will be very interesting to discuss this with the authors.

Self Care/Relationships

  • In “My Personal History: My Story,” author Janice Costello entrances readers with the story of how she became her best self. From love to death to rebirth, Costello is able to encourage readers to make the effort to change and embrace the person who is underneath it all. Costello believes in striving toward a greater goal and enjoying the accomplishments that follow. “My Personal History: My Story” holds the memories and journeys of Costello’s life, including the good and bad times. I can relate having gone through a similar journey in my own life. I am interested in reading this book and sharing stories with Janice. Bring some tissue to that episode!
  • Grief is something we all experience at some point in life. Anna Oginsky reminds readers with her new book “My New Friend, Grief” that embracing grief is not only part of life, but it makes us stronger and more appreciative of what we have. This is another subject that is close to my heart having lost both of my parents, my sister, and three of my best friends in a matter of a few years. I have written about grief myself on this blog and in my own book, This is the Sound of My Soul. It will be a bittersweet experience to revisit this topic as we discuss her new book when I have the opportunity to interview Anna. Since dying and death is a part of life, it is important – and I can’t stress this enough – to not only endure but to embrace it. We need to talk about it and prepare ourselves in terms of living each moment with integrity, grace, and love. It is okay to be friends with grief, everyone who has lost a loved one knows that grief is a familiar and often misunderstood “friend.” Those are the kind we should try and get to know better, right?
  • Another heart-wrenching topic is uncovered by Charlotte Canion, author of “You Have To Laugh To Keep From Crying:  How To Parent Your Parents.”  Charlotte joined the Hospice Plus Seniors and Caregivers Expo in Decatur, Texas recently. Multifaceted author and authority on the timely subject, she is preselling her new book at the event.

“We have to love our parents enough to find a way to care for them that is respectful to all of our needs,” said Canion.  “Being able to smile and to see the big picture is one important part of the story.  It’s my pleasure to share my own experience parenting my parents in my new book in the hopes that it helps bring strength to as many families as possible who are facing these challenges.”

When I interview Ms. Canion, I will ask her how her own strength helped her to come up with the solutions she presents in the book. I expect her to share how her inspiration came largely from things she learned from her own family and her Christian faith experiences.  For more information be sure to visit http://www.basketjacket. com/.

  • We may still be weeks away from the holidays, but it’s never too early to start to feel the stress from this “most wonderful time of the year.” In fact, 45 percent of Americans would prefer to skip Christmas (via Think Finance) all together and nearly 1 in 4 people feel extreme stress leading up to the holidays. So often we focus and obsess over giving the perfect gift, playing the perfect host, or making the most perfect holiday dinner – things we believe will make us happy. We reflect and dwell on resentments and on the people and things that frustrated or angered us during the year. We are often consumed by pettiness and completely miss that a new year lies ahead of us. We view ourselves as the center of the universe – referred to as perception disorder – and unfortunately, this is normal human nature for many of us. We all need guidance to develop the tools to appreciate our gifts this holiday season.

I will be hosting a support group on this very topic called, “The Holiday Hullabaloo” for the 2nd year in a row. People need a place to vent and ask questions. Is it normal to hate the holidays? Why can’t I “get into it”?

I am excited about the opportunity to discuss this with Charles G. Hanna, the highly successful CEO, philanthropist and author of the new book, Higher: Awaken to a More Fulfilling Life. Through his firsthand experience and his understanding of human nature, neuroscience, and life management, Charles, for the first time, is revealing his practical and achievable techniques, tips and tools so that everyone can apply the “higher” way and find holiday cheer this year. You will want to see this interview as we dive into the topics that may very well shape the focus of the group this year!

Some of the topics I hope to discuss with Charles include:

  • Tips to get a head start and not let the stress of the holidays creep up on you this year   
  • Perception Disorder: What it is and signs you may be suffering from it this holiday season
  • Reaching a Higher State: What this means, and his top techniques that anyone can apply to get there
  • Why he believes happiness is a way of thinking and not the result of great achievement

What about love?

  • I will be interviewing the incredible Mr. Drew Waters (director) about his new film, New Life – it’s about love! Of course, I will ask Drew about his writing and directing process and how it relates to his acting experience. A main topic will be about his feelings about making “good” films with “relatable” characters. I’ve heard that the film NEW LIFE is actually promoting life in Africa and it’s helping support an orphans’ program. We will discuss Drew’s passion and purpose as his story unfolds…

After service in the U.S. Navy, Drew Waters became well known for his three seasons on the Emmy­ winning series Friday Night Lights. His nearly 60 professional credits include NBC’s Surface, Chase and Victorious, AMC’s Breaking Bad and Major Crimes. Film credits include MAD MONEY, HOME RUN and the critically acclaimed PARKLAND with Paul Giamatti and Marcia Gay Harden. Starring roles include BREAKING THE PRESS, THE REDEMPTION OF HENRY MYERS and THE ULTIMATE LIFE. Drew produced and starred in the films HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT and CHARLIE: A TOY STORY. As producer, his projects include A Tale of 2 Soldiers and Art Junkies, a reality series he also directed for the BBC. Drew co-­founded Argentum Entertainment with Erin Bethea.

Drew’s latest venture is the film, New Life. NEW LIFE (Nouvelle Vie) is a film about hope. Benjamin Morton’s life changed forever the day he met the little girl next door.  Ava was and always would be the girl of his dreams. From the innocence of a childhood friendship, through adolescent attraction, their love strengthens and grows. When life takes a turn neither of them expected, their entire future is called into question.  NEW LIFE explores the ups and downs of life and love, showing us that in good times and bad, life can be approached with hope and the opportunity for something new.

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Business

  • As we approach 2017, new business trends are quickly taking shape—including globalization. No company set on growth in the New Year can afford to ignore our increasingly borderless world of business. According to globalization and language expert Anna Schlegel, any business can go global, but they won’t all succeed. Now, she has mastered the science of globalization and is revealing the ultimate model for true international success.

“For a company to be truly global, there has to be a globalization master plan, thoroughly mapped out and followed like any other discipline,” says Schlegel, author of Truly Global. “You can’t wing it. The more you understand what globalization is, the more you will see how it can help your company grow and make real money.”

unnamedWhen I interview Anna Schlegel, we will discuss the essence of globalization: what it is, how to achieve it, and how it will establish significant ROI – this is something all people need to understand.  Globalization affects everyone. I am also interested in what Anna has determined to be a global content strategy that will help companies localize to any number of markers and locations. Since I have so many friends with small businesses and startups, I will ask Schlegel what they can do to prepare for international success! 

Health and Wellness

  • FitFluential is the leading multinational network of highly influential fitness, health,  and wellness enthusiasts sharing their journey both online and offline through multiple social media platforms. Founded in 2011, FitFluential connects health and wellness brands with their ideal target market through customized, long-term experiential and contextual social media marketing campaigns. FitFluential currently has over 5,000 Ambassadors. Connect with FitFluential on @FitFluential, Facebook.com/FitFluential, Pinterest.com/FitFluential, and Instagram.com/FitFluential.

 FitFluential has launched the FitFluential Radio Podcast.  The Podcast will feature an interview format with thought leaders and health, wellness and fitness industry experts daily. Guests for Podcast include: Dave Asprey,  Gary Vaynerchuk , Dr. Amy Meyers,  Robb Wolf,  Sarah Fragoso,  Fred Devito, Todd Durkin,   Josh Henkin,   Valerie Waters,  Heidi Powell,  John Berardi,  Dr. Dominick D’Agostino, and Teresa Tapp.79ipe1gg1lsluktmz09r_400x400

“We saw a strong need in the health & wellness space to deconstruct and demystify overly complex and confusing topics and that is the focus of the podcast.” according to Co-Host and Founder of FitFluential Kelly Olexa.  “With each episode, listeners will walk away with actionable tips in information that they can apply to their everyday lifestyle.”

Olexa is joined on the Podcast by health & wellness industry leader Kevin Cottrell, Co-Founder of Paleo f(x)™.  Cottrell, is a seasoned start up executive originally from Silicon Valley, and brings extensive health & wellness experience and contacts. The podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher and Soundcloud.  http://bit.ly/fitfluentialradio

I love me some podcasters! I think it will be a blast to interview Kelly and Kevin on Tinsel Town Live, don’t you think? I know lots of bloggers who have done campaigns for Fitfluential and I can’t wait to find out all about it.

Art/Creativity

  • I can’t plan the next few months without including my passion for art – and I am going to have the best and most interesting friends join me in discussions on a weekly basis! I have invited Cindy Harrison to be my co-host on a variety of shows. We will have some fun with “Tinsel Town Game Night!” and a Sing-a-long Musical Throw Down! Some of our guests will include, Alexia Anastasio, Claudia Santiago, Shawn Diddy, and more.
  • And if you want to see artwork in action or even dive in yourself – don’t miss Paint with Heart, most Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 12 Noon Pacific on Zoom.us.

Schedule

Keep an eye on the Events tab on MizMeliz.com for dates and times of all the interviews and reviews coming up this Fall and Winter! Be sure to enter Tinsel Town Tuesday on your calendar right now – it’s every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Pacific Time on Facebook.com/MizMelizLA and Smiletime.com/channel/mizmeliz !

New Printable Mandala Coloring Book by Melissa Reyes

Posted on April 2nd, 2016 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Intentional, Mindfulness Guidance and Coaching, Miz Meliz Newz Update, Passions

Mandala Newz

This is new and exciting for me! 

I asked around to find out what people wanted more of from MizMeliz.com and the answer was: mandalas!

2016-03-06 19.47.43I have been drawing and coloring Mandalas for a few months now and I just love it! 

I share the progress as I draw and color them in on Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Everyone likes them. I have even had some special requests!

I enjoy making the mandalas so much that I wanted to order some products with the images printed on them – like a throw pillow and a phone case. I found RedBubble.com to be a great place for that. So I gave it a try. I posted some pictures of my drawings and ordered a few mugs, stickers and a scarf. I love them and I think you will too!

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Special Gift

I have a few very special offers for you – a free gift just for signing up for my mailing list…a printable coloring book with my first 25 original drawings that you can color in.

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Mandala Coloring Book

And – if you FOLLOW ME and make a purchase on RedBubble from one of my collections, I will send you a special free gift.

My Gift For YOU: A 4 x 6 greeting card with a signed print of one of my colorful mandalas.

My Gift For YOU: A 4 x 6 greeting card with a signed print of one of my colorful mandalas.

You will receive 10% off your first purchase from Red Bubble just for signing up with their website.

Go NOW – FOLLOW ME ON REDBUBBLE HERE and get your FREE gifts! 

7 Ways to Be Inspired #MizMelizNewz @TenMinitt @Farrellsisback @auroraeaqua

Posted on October 19th, 2015 by & filed under Affiliate Links, Everything Miz Meliz, Miz Meliz Newz Update

I want to share some fluffy goodness with you. Not all of this is fluff, but it is all GOOD! Please help me out here and click on the links, check this stuff out and tell ’em Miz Meliz sent ya! (I need to pay the bills somehow! Mamma wants a new pair of headphones.) I seriously am inspired by the companies and people that I meet and work with. Let me know what you think.  (Affiliate links) See my Disclosure Here to find out why I write posts like this now and then.

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7 Ways to Get Inspired

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1. 100 Mandalas

When I have nervous energy and can’t concentrate on writing, I love to color in mandalas. Awhile ago I found this awesome site that I am so happy to announce is being re-launched. Check it out!

100 mandalas“On the occasion of our 1 year anniversary, I thought this would be a good time to launch a new website, newsletter, and YouTube channel. I can’t wait for you to see the new site. Enjoy looking around and discovering what’s new. You’ll see my secret big DREAM project when you click on the GUIDEBOOK in the menu.” ~Kathryn Costa

Visit: www.100mandalas.com  View: Welcome Message for a list of what’s new.

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2. Word for the Day

I don’t always read it or even open it and it doesn’t always resonate with me – but some days I love getting inspired by it! Consider subscribing to Word of the Day daily emails from Gratefulness.org

“In the time of your life, live — so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.” ~WILLIAM SAROYAN

VISIT GRATEFULNESS

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3. Free Ice Cream

Nothing can be better than the fluff of fresh whipped cream on top of a gooey ice cream Sundae! Now Farrell’s wants to give you a FREE Sundae Every Week. I love Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours and I have it on good faith, from Michael Fleming (@FarrellsCEO) that they are working on opening a new one in the San Fernando Valley! Tweet him and ask him about it. He is so nice!

Win A Free Sundae Every Week
For The Rest Of This Year*!!

Just Tell Us About Your Last Farrell’s Experience!

Behind the scenes, we’ve been working very hard to make each and every guest’s visit to Farrell’s as perfect and as memorable as possible. We need our customers to let us know what we’re doing right and where we could improve.

To help make the Farrell’s experience the best it can be, we’re asking you, our loyal Farrell’s Fanatics, to answer a few questions about your last visit to Farrell’s.

As a thank you for helping us, we are going to award three grand prize winners a free 2-scoop sundae every week for the rest of this year!! Hurry, we’re drawing our winners on October 26!

*You must be 18 or older to take this survey and enter to win. There is no purchase necessary. Three winners will be drawn on October 26 from a random drawing of all completed surveys. Winners will receive one certificate for a 2-scoop sundae per week for 10 weeks. Certificates will expire 12/31/2015. Answers do not affect your chances to win, we want you to be as honest as possible.

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4. Inspiration Comes When We Need It

I met Marla Diann at the Connect Her conference this year. She is a remarkable branding and business coach. I hope to have a chance to interview her and introduce her to you on my talk show in 2016. I just can’t wait until then, so if you want to be inspired and learn how to make a difference in your life and your business, I highly recommend you contact her. Do not wait. I am talking to you. Yes you. I know what you need.

Marla Diann

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 5. Think Pink

Aurorae Aqua is a company that I adore. They have been supportive of me and have helped me out with sponsoring give aways on my live talk show. I love reviewing their products. Aurorae inspires me in many ways. Their slogan says it all: “Illuminate your Life” and now you can help support Breast Cancer Research by supporting Aurorae with the purchase of a plush pink towel during the month of October. 

“Let us open our minds to new adventures and opportunities. It’s within all of us to reach deep within our souls and visualize the dreams we so deserve. Let’s choose the challenges of life rather than an unfulfilled existence. Be Bold, Proud, Creative and Unafraid. Calm the mind and let these Impressions guide you through your practice. Remember, it’s your yoga.” ~Aurorae Yoga

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6. Inspiration can be Found at Breakfast…or Lunch

The Most Important Meals of the Day Start at Sangers & Joe:

A Globally Inspired Café Just Opened in Old Town Pasadena                     

         

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Just in time for a warm and blustery Pasadena autumn, Old Town Pasadena welcomes a new neighbor to the beautiful brick-clad historic community. Introducing Sangers & Joe, a vibrant and inviting breakfast, lunch and brunch cafe boasting tasty intercontinental-inspired dishes and beverages opened Thursday, October 15th, 2015.

“Sanger,” Australian lingo for sandwiches and, “Joe,” meaning coffee, of course, combined to create a modern and airy market-style cafe featuring a myriad of tasty breakfast, lunch and brunch dishes, alongside coffee, tea, natural sodas and even a handful of beer and wine options. “The name itself reflects a casual eatery,” says Managing Partner Scott Kay. “We really wanted to create a community-based café that locals will love.”

“When it comes down to it, it is not just about opening a cafe,” says Kay. “The inspiration stems more from partnering and connecting with the community.” And that mantra is just what Sangers & Joe is all about: an approachable neighborhood café for breakfast, lunch and brunch (and dinner… stay tuned!) that offers something for everyone in a warm and welcoming environment.

Sangers & Joe is open every Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, every Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and every Sunday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For more information, please visit www.sangersandjoe.com or call Sangers & Joe directly at 323.553.0563.

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7. When All Else Fails, Have Some Cake

And now, for the really good stuff! I have cake for you. Well, even better than cake! It’s cake expert, Ashlee Marie! Meet her on Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town on Tuesday, October 20th starting at 6 PM Pacific time LIVE on Blab.im/tenminitt or read the Show Notes and watch the replay HERE. Ashlee is currently a contestant on Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship. Check it out on Food Network! She is amazing!

“Episode 2 of #halloweenbakingchampionship started off BAD… warm store bought dough, with a cookie #fail and dropping chocolate on my cute @dansko shoes. BUT I redeemed myself with my bloody orange tart and charred meringue!!! Judges@chefsherryyard @rbicakes and@carlaphall liked my baked component, the crust, doesn’t get much better!@foodnetwork #halloween#bakingchampionship” ~Ashlee Marie

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The Miz Meliz DWTS Report: The Eliminations Have Begun Week 2 @DancingABC #DWTS21

Posted on September 27th, 2015 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Miz Meliz Newz Update

Here are my favorites this upcoming week for Dancing with the Stars and we say goodbye to the first couples from the double elimination in week one.

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Alexa Pena Vega and Carlos Pena are married to each other and are both contestants on this season of Dancing with the Stars, a first for the show. They are an adorable couple and they both have dancing skillz! It is fun to watch them as they are very competitive, yet so supportive of each other. They are both extremely good looking and have great charisma. I remember Alexa from Spy Kids. She has grown into a beautiful young woman.

These two couples are the ones to watch as they will bring it on on the dance floor! I can’t wait to see what they do next!

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Here are my Tweets from last week’s elimination episode…I posted these as I was watching the show:

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Unfortunately for the competitors in this 21st season of Dancing, there are some really good dancers from the get go. This made it really hard for the beginners and I’m sorry to say, impossible for some to go past the first few weeks of competition. Many viewers expected Paula Dean and Gary Busey to be the first to leave the competition, they aren’t the best dancers. However, as we all know having a dedicated fan base helps with the voting and those two are so entertaining, we want to see them for at least a few more weeks!

If you watch the show as much as I do, you probably predicted that the first couple to be eliminated would be Chaka Kahn and her partner Keo Motsepe. I didn’t see the chemistry between them and Chaka, although an amazing performer and singer, seemed guarded and unsure of herself on the dance floor. Triple Crown-winner Victor Espinoza and partner Karina Smirnoff were the second pair eliminated from the competition. As I said in my Tweet – – Victor looked like a little Mexican Jumping Bean, hopping around Karina on the dance floor. (Host, Tom Bergeron made a jumping bean reference as well during the scoring!) Karina Smirnoff is such a gracious person and amazing coach, but the couple did not match up well. Given some more time, I am sure they could have pulled it off, but not with the amazing dancers they were up against.


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Miz Meliz’ Predictions for Week Three

I don’t really have anything yet…at this point, it is anyone’s game. Don’t you think? I predict it will be entertaining and fun to watch! I expect to love Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough who are definitely my favorites to win!

A shout out to Alek Skarlatos who is an American Hero (the Oregon Army National Guardsman specialist who, along with fellow Americans, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, a Briton and two Frenchmen, stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound train travelling from Amsterdam via Brussels in August 2015.) He is an extraordinary person with an amazing story. And, he can dance! I love watching him and I sincerely hope he goes far on the competition. I also hope that he makes the most of his notoriety, which since he is on DWTS, I suspect that he is!

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Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold

Do you have a prediction for the upcoming performances and eliminations? Who do you think will be voted off by the fans? Leave a comment below.

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