Summer is Here!

Summer is Here!

By Erin

As of today, Summer is officially here! Just thought I’d post a few pictures honoring this time of fun in the sun, long days, and hot nights. I hope everyone is ready for lots of summer time fun! What are your favorite things to do during this fun time of year? It’s the best time to enjoy so many different outdoor activities. I hope to be posting some fun adventures that you can enjoy for yourself as well. Enjoy!

Summer 2014

There are so many fun things to do in the summer time! Where to start? The beaches, fairs, festivals, spas, pools, water parks, amusement parks, too many things to do to list here! It’s time for some much needed rest, relaxation, and lots of fun! I am looking forward to all the county fairs coming up and many beach days ahead.

Happy Summer

Beautiful summer blooms. I love the smell of all the beautiful flowers and roses during this time of year! These are a few from my own backyard!

Wine GrapesIt’s a great time for some wine tasting! 😉 No matter where you live, you are sure to find a winery or wine tasting room not too far from you.

Summer Margaritas

Drinks for a hot summer’s eve? Making some fun fruity drinks is always something I enjoy. Mango Margarita anyone?

Summer Time Fun

Some good old fun out on the river! A fun Waterskiing show out on the Mississippi River in Minnesota!

Do you have any fun plans for this summer? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below! 🙂

Happy Summer!

Making a Splash at Knott’s Soak City! #SoakCityOC

Making a Splash at Knott’s Soak City!

By Erin

The other week the weather was beyond scorching hot. Imagine my delight when I got an invite to attend a media event to come enjoy Knott’s Soak City OC on opening day last weekend. I was ecstatic to get the chance to be able to cool off after these insane 100+ degree days in MAY! I have always enjoyed swimming and spending my summers in a pool, ocean, river, lake, water park, slip in slide or whatever other source of water I could get into.

This summer, I plan to do more of the same. So come join me and relax by the water at Knott’s Soak City, a 13-acre water park adjacent to Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park. Experience the wave pool or cruise in the lazy river. If you’re a bit more daring enjoy the 17 speed, tube, and body slides.  If you prefer to live on the wild side, try the Pacific Spin, which drops you  into a 75 foot, six-story funnel! You will find me floating around at Sunset River, the lazy river at Knott’s Soak City.

Take a look here at some of the fun you can find here!

Soak City OC

Soak City on Opening Day! May 17th, 2014.

Soak City OC GS

Look at all the super cool stuff at the Wipe Out Surf Shop inside Knott’s Soak City OC! I love the mermaids and the dolphins! Those Big Squirts look like a lot of fun too, especially since you can use them in the park. They even have filling stations to fill up your Big Squirts at! 😉

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Welcome to Soak City! There also is a cool map of the park on the wall near the Wipe Out shop.

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Come & Get it at the Orange County Fair!

Come & Get it at the Orange County Fair!

By Erin

*Disclosure: I was given media passes to come and enjoy the fair for purposes of this post. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. I have been a huge fan of this fair all my life, growing up here in Southern California! *

It’s that time again! The OC Fair is back in it’s full glory for another fun filled summer month of food, fun, entertainment, exhibits, rides, animals and more now through August 11th, 2013. Orange County is ringing the dinner bell and inviting fairgoers from all around to “Come & Get It.”


Sand sculptor in the making with the “Come and Get It!” slogan for this years fair.

OCFair 2013

This favorite tradition of many folks in Southern California, including myself are sure to enjoy this theme of “Come & Get It.” You will be able to get your  fill of giant turkey legs, fried foods from Chicken Charlies, Texas sized donuts that are maple glazed with bacon on top, funnel cakes, roasted corn, cotton candy, ice cream and tons of other tasty options on a stick, from the BBQ or deep-fried favorites. Take a look at some of the delectable offerings here! 🙂 YUM!


A fair favorite, you have to have a turkey leg while at the fair! Especially when it is covered with bacon! Oh my, so GOOD!

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