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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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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

- SoCal Pinup

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