Saturday, January 23, 2016

So Cal Winter Blog Hop & Giveaway! Winter Freebies!

I am so excited to be participating in this Blog Hop {my first ever Blog Hop!} with other Southern California Bloggers!  I have lived in Southern California my whole life {okay, 5 years on the Central Coast while I attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo}.  I feel so blessed to live in Southern California! I live & teach in the High Desert of California {Teaching in Barstow & living in Newberry Springs}.  We have the most spectacular sunrises & sunsets here!  I love that I am just an hour or two away from wonderful day trips. 

 A favorite of our family is going to Big Bear.  It is only an hour away from our home & yet it is so very different from the desert, it is a beautiful mountain town!  We have gone on a few small boat trips on the lake as well as once going out on wave runners.  Jim & I spent the first few nights of our honeymoon at a Bed & Breakfast right on the lake.  We try to take a trip up there every few months.  Right now it has snow, but we more typically go up in spring, summer, & fall.  We will walk along the lake, wander through the shops, and love many of the restaurants there {I think we have tried most of them!} Our favorite place to grab a special treat is An Ran Ju Gelato & Tea House...their Gelato is soooooo good!!!

 Another place our family enjoys going to is Downtown Disney.  Every December for the last four years we have gone for Tuba Christmas where around 300 tuba players {including my son} play Christmas Music...before & after the performance we like walking around enjoying the unique shops & of course the kids love the Lego Store!  A few blocks away is a treasure~ Tiffy's Family Restaurant that has several player pianos & serves homemade ice cream too!  The nice thing about Downtown Disney is that there is no cost for wandering around and enjoying the scenery!
These are two places my family enjoys in Southern California!  I am looking forward to reading about the places the other Southern California Bloggers enjoy!

My winter Freebie is a special Freebie just for those who stop here because I will be placing it for sale in my TpT store.  It is a set of six Winter Themed Sticky Notes!  The packet includes a template to print on copy paper or cardstock {I recommend the cardstock}, then it has a sheet with all 6 designs as well as a separate sheet for each design.  Simply place the sticky notes on the template and place it back into your printer...print, stick, & enjoy!

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  1. We love going to Big Bear also & so excited there's snow this year!! :) I've never been to the tuba concert; I'll have to put that on my list. Thanks for the sticky notes freebie; they look terrific!

  2. Ooo I am a post it addict! I have to use my home printer though, the work one jams ALL THE TIME with post its, but home is easy peasy lemon cheesy. Thanks for sharing!


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