Come to the Ribs, Pigs & Watermelon Summer Festival

If you are looking for some summer fun, everything you need to know is in the title. Who wouldn’t love a ribs, pigs and watermelon festival? My mouth is watering just thinking about it. The American Family Housing projects presents its fifth annual RPW festival that combines a BBQ competition, a car show and music all rolled into one weekend of summer festivities. Best of all, it raises awareness and funds to support Southern California homeless veterans organization. So you’ll be able to eat, drink and enjoy live music all for a great cause. What’s not to love? Stop by and listen to some music, indulge in BBQ and watermelon, and enjoy various contests. The event will also feature kids activities.


August 5, 2016 – August 7, 2016 all-day

WHERE: Huntington State Beach Parking Lot 9

Pacific Coast Hwy & Beach Blvd

Huntington Beach, CA 92646

COST: $10 adults (3 day pass), $5 ages 8-12 (3-day pass)

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3 Travel Hacks For Booking a Weekend Getaway

Weekend getaways are a must for anyone looking to keep their sanity in a busy and pressure-filled world. Whether you have kids, are busy at work, or just need a breather from everything, the weekend getaway is a great way to recharge. Here are three travel hacks to try on your next trip.


Private browsing: travel sites will often raise prices simply for being a repeat visitor to their site. When you book a trip, try using a private browser.


Dryer sheets: place a dryer sheet into your luggage bag in order to keep your clothes smelling fresh and clean.


Put sock into your shoes: even if you are just going away for the weekend, chances are you’ll have a lot of clothes. To save space, stuff your socks and underwear inside your shoes.

Family Fun Activities To Try In Santa Ana

Staying busy during the summer with your family can be tough. Which is why we’ve compiled a short list of a few fun things to try near your Santa Ana apartment.


Santiago Creek Wildlife & Watershed Center, Santiago Park Nature

510 E Memory Ln

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number (714) 647-6904

The park is perfect for taking an afternoon hike or stroll. The area is safe, full of shade, and a great place for a family picnic.


Bowers Museum

2002 N Main St

Santa Ana, CA 92706

Phone number: (714) 567-3600

Bowers has a host of kid friend exhibits and also offer free entrance days. Check out the website in the link provide for more info.


Biggy’s Comics & Games

5110 Westminster Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92703

Phone number: (714) 537-7654

Comic book stores are an excellent and free way to stay busy and entertain the kids as well. Most locations will sell comics for $1.


3 Simple BBQ Tips For a Summer Cookout

Are you ready to BBQ this summer? Even if you aren’t a grill master, cooking outside is a great way to keep the house cool during those unbearable summer days. Here are a few simple tips to help take your grilling skills to the next level.

Use thighs: not only do thighs have a richer flavor than chicken breasts, they can also withstand the heat of a grill and stay moist.

High heat: once your chicken is finished cooking turn the grill on high and then charbroil the meat for 30 seconds on each side. Your bird will have those wonderfully looking grill marks and still taste great.

Burgers on high: cooking burgers on medium to low heat will only cause them to dry out. Try cooking on high heat to charbroil the meat and help lock in the moisture.