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4th of July Recipes Burgers, Cocktails and more

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Happy 4th of July weekend! It sure is nice to have a long three day weekend to relax and enjoy. If you are just taking it easy this long weekend, like we are here in Southern California, there will be barbecues all weekend long, not just today for the official holiday.

So we at Busy Bee Blogger wanted to get a few go to recipes together for your fourth of July (and beyond) BBQ including our most popular ever, the watermelon feta side dish.

Watermelon and Feta side dish
Cocktails for the 4th of July
Stars and Stripes Sangria Recipe
Stuffed Burgers and Cajun Chicken Burgers
Whiskey Cocktails For Summer

 

These recipes can work well at any barbecue you have planned for this long holiday weekend, and all through out the summer.  Have a fun and safe holiday!

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Where To See Fireworks This 4th Of July In San Diego County

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Attention, the 4th of July is THIS FRIDAY!  If you do not have plans as of yet to view the fireworks from somewhere in San Diego county, you might want to start planning now.  From Oceanside to San Diego, there will be festivities celebrating America.  Legoland even has fireworks over looking the Carlsbad Flower Fields.  Not too shabby if you ask me.

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Remember, many of these locations may not allow alcohol or charcoal grills.  It is best to find out now and not as you are celebrating.

Here are the North County celebrations but you can find a whole list of 4th of July fireworks displays here.

 

North County Coastal

  • San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration
    Location:
     Del Mar Fairgrounds - 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar
    Date: July 4, 2014
    Time: Starts at 9:30 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
    Start off the day at the Fair with a patriotic opening ceremony at 9:30 AM, then enjoy the Hometown Heroes Parade at 7:00 PM, a concert provided by the Navy Band Southwest followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
  • Red, White and BOOM!
    Location:
     LEGOLAND California - One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad
    Time: Fireworks at 8:30 PM
    Take the whole family and spend the day enjoying over 60 rides, shows and attractions along with some all-American picnic games like burlap races and water-balloon tosses and then top it off with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to patriotic music.
  • Oceanside’s Independence Day Parade
    Location: North on N Coast Hwy 101 from Wisconsin Ave to Civic Center Drive (just past City Hall)
    Date: June 28, 2014
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more. The theme this year is “The Spirit of Freedom.” (no fireworks)
  • Oceanside Fireworks Show
    Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road
    Date: July 3, 2014
    Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
    Bring a beach chair and enjoy Oceanside Fireworks Show with music by El Camino High School and Oceanside High School bands along with bites from amazing food trucks.
  • Camp Pendelton Beach Bash
    Location: Del Mar Beach on Camp Pendelton
    Date: July 4, 2014
    Military members and their families enjoy an explosive fireworks show, live bands, a video tribute, sun, surf, patriotism and Esprit de Corps all in one day at the 4th of July Beach Bash!

North County Inland

  • Independence Day Celebration
    Location:
     Grape Day Park, 321 North Broadway, Escondido
    Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM
    Pack a picnic, and grab a blanket to enjoy an afternoon full of music, food, kid-friendly activities, contests and fireworks with the 1st Marine Division Band.
  • Grand Tradition July 4th
    Location:
     Grand Tradition, 1602 South Mission Road, Fallbrook
    Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 8:45 PM
    Enjoy a day of live entertainment, dancing, kid friendly activities, Quack-Up Suck Race, Rubber Raft Regatta, food and drink, and fireworks! Tickets include admission and tickets which can be used for food, beverages and activities.
  • Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration
    Location:
     Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa Boulevard and New Salem Street, Mira Mesa
    Time: Fireworks at 9:00 PM
    Come early for the parade and family friendly activities and stay late for the fireworks.
  • An Old Fashioned Fourth of July and Fireworks
    Location:
     Poway High School Stadium, 15500 Espola Road, Poway
    Time: 7:00 to 10:00 PM
    Following the Poway Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration at Old Poway Park (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM), head to Poway High School for music, more food, glow sticks and fireworks.
  • Rancho Bernardo’s The Spirit of the Fourth
    Location: Webb Park
    Time: 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM
    It’s a whole day of fun in Rancho Bernardo with a pancake breakfast; a festival with food, music and games; a parade; and fireworks!
  • Rancho Santa Fe’s 33rd Annual 4th of July Parade & Picnic
    Location:
     16948 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
    Time: 1:00 PM
    Pack a few blankets and chairs for a free patriotic parade followed by a concert performed by the Coastal Communities Concert Band. (no fireworks)
  • San Marcos 4th of July Celebration
    Location:
     Bradley Park, Rancho Sante Fe Road and Linda Vista Drive, San Marcos
    Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
    Carnival games, jumpers, food and fireworks!
  • Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade and Festival
    Location:
     Scripps Ranch Hoyt Park (Festival)
    Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    After the community parade, enjoy fun, food, music and games at the free festival. (no fireworks)
  • Independence Day Celebration: Honor our Heroes, Celebrate our Freedom
    Location:
     Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista
    Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM
    Celebrate Independence Day Vista Style with live music, the Light up the Night Dinner and fireworks.

This Southern California girl always forgets about the fireworks until I can hear them going off.  Oops.

 

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1970s Pinup Queen Farrah Fawcett Anniversary

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1970s pinup queen, and not so dumb blond actress, Farrah Fawcett died five years ago this morning. Farrah, who was best known for her part on Charlie’s Angels, passed away due to cancer.

Since I like a good pinup queen, I love the story behind this famous print. She was one smart cookie -

To promote her instant celebrity in Charlie’s Angels, a Cleveland poster company arranged to shoot Fawcett in a bikini at her house in 1976. As Rubenstein explained, “She wasn’t comfortable so exposed, so she pulled this red one-piece from her closet. The company hated the pic, but Farrah had final approval (and retained photo rights). Smart girl: The poster sold over 12 million copies and is still for sale today.” [InStyle]

Still selling copies after 12 million have already been sold!  And she owned the rights up to the end.  Not so dumb, now was she?

 

 

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Erwin Olaf “Mature” A Look At Older Pinups

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Do not let the age range fool you. These pinups have it going on, and they know it. This 2009 series by Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf puts women in their 70s beautiful pinup-esque poses showing that all it takes is attitude. Bubble baths, leather get-ups, spiked heels, lingerie, and bear skin rugs all set up one of the best pin up photo shoots I have seen.

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Olaf is best known for his series of human emotion sets. Through “Grief” and “Hope” he photographed subjects in various highly stylized locations displaying various forms of those emotions. It really is quite moving.

You can see the entire set here.

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Song Of The Day: The Beatles “Something”

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Sung by George. One of my favorites. <3

Happy Valentines Day

xoxo
- SoCal Pinup

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