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Since 2007, www.BusyBeeBlogger.com has been a go to entertainment and Southern California lifestyle blog. What started off focusing on celebrity gossip, and entertainment, now includes SoCal news and events, entertainment news, lifestyle posts, and pinup girls. Oh, and cocktails, lots and lots of cocktails.

We do what we can to bring to you the best of what SoCal has to offer, and let you know what isn’t as good as they claim to be, as well.  We visit local events, concerts, and include reviews on Southern California hotels. There is always information on places you can jump in the car and enjoy a SoCal day trip. From San Diego, to Palm Springs we bring great ideas for fun you can have in Southern California. This is great for Southern California natives and those that wish they could call SoCal their home. Playing tourist in your own town can be fun, and with all of the hidden gems that San Diego county, Orange County, Palm Springs and LA have to offer, we think we will be busy for a while bring you our favorites.

We also do frank reviews on products, and services available locally and nationally. While we try to focus on products and services from the San Diego area, we include items from all over that we know you will enjoy or just want to know more about. This includes technology, food, and lifestyle items. If we review it and use it, we will let you know if it is worth spending your money to bring it into your life.

For 8 years, www.BusyBeeBlogger.com has been an entertainment and lifestyle blog written by Cari Bee. It reaches hundreds of thousands of readers from all walks of life, locally and nationally, and is part of Single Edition Media, and Technorati Media. Cari has also had work appear for Daily Stab, Celebrity VIP Lounge and HaveUHeard.net. She was also part of the panel discussion Table For One on being a single and childfree blogger at BlogHer12 in New York City.

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Who Wants Free Ice Cream?!

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Lifestyle | Comments Off on Who Wants Free Ice Cream?!

Who Wants Free Ice Cream?!

Memorial Day Fun In Southern California Looking for some family friendly fun this Memorial Day weekend in Southern California? If you’re in North County San Diego, you can get yourself free ice-cream sandwiches at The Baked Bear in La Costa all while honoring those who has served and sacrificed for all of us in the Armed Forces. What a great way to open dialog with the kids about what this Memorial Day weekend is really about. RELATED – Enjoy Craft Beer Fest May 23rd at Liberty Station! Free Ice Cream Deal North County Deals will email fans who preregister here with a link to a printable certificate for a free cookie ice cream sandwich at The Baked Bear – La Costa. Nothing beats a Southern California day than one with an ice cream sandwich. And the ice cream sandwiches at The Baked Bear in La Costa are “totes amaze”. They take fresh cookies, or even waffles, and place delicious ice cream in between. Hello yummy. Helping Veterans In North County San Diego North County Deals that this weekend isn’t just about beach days and parties. Memorial Day is remember those who gave their all while serving and protecting us in the Armed Services. This Saturday, May 23 through June 6, 3015, North County Deals is donating $1 from every one of The Baked Bear ice cream sandwiches the Veterans Association of North County. This is a great way to start talking with the kids and family about what the holiday is really about, all while enjoying delicious handmade ice cream sandwiches. Sounds like a win win for all involved. So head up to our are of North County San Diego and enjoy some of our favorite ice cream sandwiches, all while helping out our local Veterans.  You might just see the pinups enjoying ice cream at the table next to you! Location The Baked Bear 7610 Via Campanile, # 142 Carlsbad, CA 92009 (760) 635-8526 thebakedbear.com About North County Deals North County Deals, your source for local daily deals, provides an opportunity for North County residents to enjoy the wonderful products, services and experiences our local merchants have to offer with a belief in strengthening relationships with the community while giving back to local schools, organizations and charities. More Related Posts – Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches – Recipe Taste The South Pacific With Tropical Magnolia Ice Cream *Blog for Southern California Lifestyle. Fun, Food, Fashion and Drinks.* Are you receiving the Busy Bee Blogger newsletter? Sign up for all of the updates on news, recipes, and fun!* Share...

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Enjoy Craft Beer Fest May 23rd at Liberty Station!

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in SoCal | 4 comments

Enjoy Craft Beer Fest May 23rd at Liberty Station!

Celebrate San Diego Craft Beer Looking for a little adult fun this weekend in Southern California? Craft Beer Fest is returning to San Diego’s own Liberty Station in the Point Loma area on May 23rd. There will be bands playing live music, fun activities, local food trucks to feed your appetites and of course, lots of tasty local craft beers to taste. What a way to kick off Summer here in Southern California! San Diego Summer Kickoff Event This yearly craft beer tasting has become the must do Summer Kickoff event in San Diego. With all of the amazing craft beer that is being produced in the Southern California area it is a celebration of part of what makes San Diego and the surround areas unique. We are lucky enough to be home to such great craft beer makers and this is a great way to celebrate part of what makes us special. If you are not familiar with the San Diego area, Liberty Station is in Point Loma. So it is not in the down town area. We would still suggest carpooling as parking in Point Loma can sometimes be tight, or you could always use Uber and not have to worry about where you parked. That might be the best plan, especially if you are going to be enjoying the craft beer at this Southern California Craft Beer event. (i’m jus-sayin’) Fun Activities Not only will there be plenty of craft beer from San Diego to taste during the event, but there will also be some fun activities. Can you say, Human Hamster Ball? There will also be Human Foosball, Giant Jenga, Corn Hole and more to keep the good times going. With all of the fun and excitement there is also a chance for you to win your very own PROFESSIONAL home brew kit to take home with you, worth over $500. Who knows, you could be the next Ballast Point serving up tasty beer at next year’s Beer Fest in San Diego! Head over to sandiegocraftbeerfest.com to learn more and buy your tickets for Craft Beer Fest. This is sure to be a great way to kick off Summer here in SoCal. *Blog for Southern California Lifestyle. Fun, Food, Fashion and Drinks.* Are you receiving the Busy Bee Blogger newsletter? Sign up for all of the updates on news, recipes, and fun!* Follow Busy Bee Blogger on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google +Visit us on Google+! Share...

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Hyatt Palm Springs Hotel – Review

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in SoCal | Comments Off on Hyatt Palm Springs Hotel – Review

Hyatt Palm Springs Hotel – Review

There is just something about Palm Springs that restores my soul. Between the history of the town, the beauty of the desert and mountains, and the drive you make to get there, I am always in a good mood driving into town. Palm Springs is the perfect distance from Los Angeles and San Diego: just far enough away that people won’t invite themselves but close enough that you can leave at a moment’s notice. When looking for a place to stay during a Southern California road trip to Palm Springs we knew we wanted to stay a nice hotel that was central to everything. We love being able to just leave and walk to wherever it is we can to go. We booked the Hyatt Palm Springs, and it was perfect for what we were looking for. The Hyatt Palm Springs is central to everywhere we wanted to be. Tonga Hut, a favorite tiki bar of mine where I saw the Martini Kings play, is across the street. The style of the hotel is very mid-century meets 21st century. More of nod to Palm Springs’ past than a recreation. There are curtains/room dividers made of metal, and plenty of glass throughout. All of this is balanced with the pops of color and fabric in the large communal spaces. All of the rooms at the Hyatt Palm Springs are suites that include sitting areas separate from the bedroom. By the end of our stay we were quite comfortable snuggling up on the couch reading, and watching the aquarium channel on the TV. (There is a feed on one of the channels that has a colorful aquarium on 24 hours a day.) If you want to take a dip, there is a pool at the Hyatt Palm Springs. It is smaller than in some of the newer hotels, but it is just the right size if all you want is to jump and and cool off. Surrounding the pool are cabanas, and lounge chairs with umbrellas. But if you want one of the prime areas I suggest you get to the pool early. I hopped down at 10AM and all of the umbrellas had been taken, and it was just too hot of a day for me to lay in the sun. Our most favorite perk of the hotel is how close it is to downtown. We tend to walk everywhere and the Palm Springs Hyatt is within walking distance to most everything downtown.  If you need a ride further into town you can schedule a lift on the shuttle. We really enjoyed our stay at the Palm Springs Hyatt and would most definitely suggest that anyone wanting to spend time in downtown Palm Springs stay here. The rooms are clean and spacious with a midcentury nod in design. Just be sure to get your spot at the pool early if you want an umbrella. BusyBeeBlogger was in no way compensated for this review. *Blog for Southern California Lifestyle. Fun, Food, Fashion and Drinks.* Are you receiving the Busy Bee Blogger newsletter? Sign up for all of the updates on news, recipes, and fun!* Share...

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Perfect Celebration Cocktail Recipe – Peach Sparkler

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Lifestyle | Comments Off on Perfect Celebration Cocktail Recipe – Peach Sparkler

Perfect Celebration Cocktail Recipe – Peach Sparkler

This is the time for celebrations. This weekend is Mother’s Day and that means that graduations, weddings and bridal showers will soon fill your calendars this spring and summer. What would make these celebrations even better is a nice bubbly cocktail with a fruit kisses taste. Who wouldn’t want to raise a glass with a bubbly cocktail like that? Are you hosting? then this sparkling cocktail will make your life easier. It will be perfect for the Mother’s Day brunch, bridal showers lunches and whatever other celebrations come your way. The Peach Sparkler is bubbly and fresh with a kiss of peach. Make these sparkling cocktails for whatever celebration you are hosting. Even if it’s just a Saturday afternoon with friends. Have this recipe on hand and you will be the favorite hostess of the season. They may ask you to host all of the celebrations. Celebration Sparkling Cocktail Recipe Cruzan® Peach Sparkler 1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Peach Rum 2 1/2 parts Sparkling Wine 2 1/2 parts Soda Water 1 Lime Wedge 1 Strawberry Directions Squeeze lime wedge into a champagne flute and add remaining ingredients. Stir and garnish with a strawberry. If you are wondering what you can serve with this Cruzan Peach Sparkler cocktail, we suggest tapas and a mix of appetizers for afternoon parties. A cheese plate with smoked fish or sardines with a mix of fruits and salads are always fantastic. If you are already grilling, you can also throw on some romaine lettuce for a fantastic twist. Cut them in half lengthwise and grill, but not too long. Dress with a vinaigrette or crumbled cheese with strawberries and this will be the perfect partner to the Cruzan Peach Sparkler. ENJOY! Bastille Day Inspired Cocktails – Recipes Salon, Champagne, and celebrities! Sometimes Simple Is Best – My Perfect Weekend Lunch Elevate Your Cocktail – Lemon Sparkler Champagne Cocktail Recipe Follow Busy Bee Blogger on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google +Visit us on Google+! *Blog for Southern California Lifestyle. Fun, Food, Fashion and Drinks.* Are you receiving the Busy Bee Blogger newsletter? Sign up for all of the updates on news, recipes, and fun!* Share...

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Keep the Healthy Choices Going – May On The Move

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Lifestyle | Comments Off on Keep the Healthy Choices Going – May On The Move

Keep the Healthy Choices Going – May On The Move

When the new year started we all had great intentions. We incorporated ways we could eat healthy foods, make our lives better, be healthier, and even get some exercise in without doing too much too soon. So how is that going? Related – Delicious Diet Tips For The New Year Beach season is closer than you think. Memorial day is in just a few days! Are you ready to start getting back on track eating a little better and being a little more fit? Healthy Eating Tips If you are like me, there are times when you want to make better food choices but you just go off of the rails into a bag or cheese chips. While tasty for a moment, there’s not real fulfillment at the bottom of the bag. How about we take a few easy small steps to making healthier food choices throughout the day. Make sure that your snacks have a combination of protein and fiber to keep you feeling fuller for longer Never shop hungry – keep Carrington’s on-the-go paks stashed in your purse when grocery store hunger cravings strike Always keep a snack stashed in the glove compartment of your car – you never know when you might run into a traffic jam! Drink plenty of water, seltzer, or unsweetened iced tea throughout the day to ensure that you are hydrated (you can even add Carrington Farms Chia Seeds to water for an extra nutritional boost!) Incorporate non-starchy veggies into your diet – it’s great dipped in salsa or mustard if you are hungry between meals or snacks Engage in regular physical activity at least three times a week What do you do to make healthy living choices? Keep good food with you so you don’t feel tempted to choose something not so good, drinking plenty of water? We are lucky enough to have a kitchen at work, and most of us keep stuff for snacks at our desks. Chia seeds with iced tea may sound odd, but it helps us get through the day with added protein. You can add those to smoothies, too!  To make your May on the Move choices easier Carrington is offering anyone who orders products off their website (www.carringtonfarms.com) a great deal. Just enter the coupon code of MayOnTheMove for 20% off  (valid for all products on the site). Share your recipes and food pics with @BusyBeeBlogger and @CarringtonFarms on Instagram using the hashtag #CarringtonMayontheMove Let us know what you do to make your healthy eating and living choices easier! We would love to hear it. More post just for you – Get Fitness Back On Track – New Year Weight Loss Tips Feel Better Tips When You Overdid The Night Before – Natural Hangover Remedies Ditch The Donuts For Healthy Snack Options Follow Busy Bee Blogger on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google +Visit us on Google+! *Blog for Southern California Lifestyle. Fun, Food, Fashion and Drinks.* Are you receiving the Busy Bee Blogger newsletter? Sign up for all of the updates on news, recipes, and fun!* Share...

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