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Home Brew Mart by Ballast Point @ The Presidio Plaza

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The Presidio Plaza is a one stop shop for treats, relaxation, pizza and one of my personal favorites a Ballast Point Home Brew Mart. Everything you need to brew right from the comfort of your own home. From simple starter kits, to advanced all grain brewing systems, they have everything you need to brew the beer you want. The Presidio Plaza is located at 5261-5401 Linda Vista Road San Diego, CA 92110.

There are even classes offered to teach you everything from Nitro Systems to a Kegging Demo, classes are offered at the Presidio Plaza location only. Starter kids start as low as $75 and Includes the following:

  • 3 gallon plastic conical fermentor with spigot
  • 3/8 inch bottle filler (tubing attached)
  • Double wing capper
  • 144 bottle caps
  • 4 oz. bottle Io-Star sanitizing solution
  • 3 piece airlock
  • Rubber stopper
  • Carbonation tablets
  • 3 lbs. light dried malt extract
  • 2 oz. Centennial pellet hops
  • 1 pkg. Safale US-05 American Ale Yeast

HOME BREW CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017 – THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017

7/27 – Kombucha (moved from 7/13): It’s the fermentation sensation that’s taking the world by storm! Aside from its refreshing tartness and its probiotic benefits, it can also be you’re new favorite home-brewed alcoholic beverage. Stop in this Thursday and we’ll tell you all about this fermented tea and all its glorious potential!

8/3 – Kegging Demo: Interested in getting into kegging? We’ll demonstrate the kegging process and show you the whole new world that opens up when you have a draft system to add to your brewing setup.

8/10 – Hops: If you’re looking to experiment with new hops, but don’t want to risk a 5 gallon batch on a mere whim, we’ve got the perfect strategy to isolate the hop flavor. Stop in for more details, and some excellent hop samples!

8/17– Nitro Systems: If you’ve ever wondered what it means when a beer is put on nitro, come on in and let us share our knowledge and dispel the myths about those beers of cascading creaminess!

8/24 – Brew in a Bag: BIAB is a method of all-grain brewing that allows a kind transition from brewing with extract to brewing with all grain. BIAB does require a larger pot (at least 8gal), a wort chiller (for the larger pot), and a large sparging bag, but does not require a mash tun with a false bottom or a hot liquor tank with a sparge arm. This workshop will include a demonstration of the mashing, lautering and sparging processes.

8/31 – Adding Fruit and Spices: Despite boundless criticism, we home brewers actually enjoy crazy ingredients in our beer: coffee, chocolate, spices, fruits, peppers, in short, whatever we can find. Stop in to hear about a way to use them to your advantage.

Tasting Room

The Home Brew Mart at the Presidio hosts tastings and has a Food Truck Schedule. The tasting room hours are:

Mon–Thurs 10:00am–10:00pm
Fri–Sun 9:00am–10:00pm


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Are you living the life you want?

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Are you living the life you want? I was living a life that no longer made me happy and for way too long. Actually I was down right miserable and what’s worse my so called partner didn’t even think anything was wrong. How does that happen? How do we convince ourselves that being unhappy is okay? Losing my mother taught me a lot about myself, but more than anything it taught me life is too short to be unhappy.

Feeling stuck in my situation is the best way to describe how I felt. Very few people knew what my marriage was actually like, and a LOT of people were shocked when I left. I was scared what it would look like, what people would think and what they would say. I was scared I would have to change my lifestyle, which I have and it is the best thing I’ve ever done.

I no longer drive a BMW, I’m not taking extravagant vacations, but one thing I am is fulfilled. When you look back on your life I can almost guarantee  that you will not say that car really fulfilled me, and made my life whole. For the first time in my life I’m living the life I want. I don’t know if I have ever been this happy, and it is all because I decided I wanted something more. More than what my life had become.

We all go into marriage thinking it will last forever, and sometimes it does but some marriages have an expiration date. I don’t regret marrying my ex, we had a lot of good years together, but the unpleasant days started to outweigh the pleasant ones.

I am not saying leave your husband, what I am saying is make the decision to be happy. If that means quitting a job, losing weight, or ending a friendship do it! We only get one chance at this thing called life, and now I feel fortunate to be living my life every single day.

 

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Fireworks at Park Hyatt Aviara July 4, 2017

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Celebrate the 4th at Park Hyatt Aviara

Light up your Fourth of July holiday at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. Join in for a traditional BBQ dinner, live music, and a private fireworks display, along with endless activities for the kids. Please note you must be a guest at the resort or have dinner at one of the restaurants to be able to be included in the activities.  There is however no charge to watch the fireworks around the lagoon as many of us like to do. The fireworks begin at 9 PM, and can be seen (depending on weather) from all over La Costa / Aviara.

 There will be a special brunch at the California Bistro, High Tea in the Lobby Lounge, Live Music nightly and much more! Resort guest will enjoy Dive-In Movies at the pool, Wood-Fired pizzas and Tacos El Pastro through the week! On the 4th there will be special music by Michael SG Band.

 

Don’t miss Oceanside July 3rd Fireworks show today!

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Oceanside, California celebrates the anniversary of when it became a city and that was on July 3rd! This is the 129th anniversary and to celebrate the city is hosting a fireworks show for all to enjoy! The best viewing locations are on Rancho Del Oro between Mesa and Oceanside Blvd. The fireworks can be seen from the high school right down the street as well as MLK park. There will be live music and food trucks before the firework show. The show begins at 9 PM and will run approximately 20-30 minutes. Enjoy the show!

For more information visit the city website here.


San Diego Fireworks info 2017

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4S Ranch @ Del Norte High School – Carnival is held at Liner Park where there will be carnival rides, games, prizes. Wristbands are available for pre-purchase here.

Aviara Resort @ Park Hyatt – The Aviara Park Hyatt Resort will host the annual July 4th fireworks show as well as a full day of fun activities. The fireworks show will begin at 9 P.M. for more information visit their website here.

Big Bay Boom @ Shelter & Harbor Island, Embarcadero, Seaport Village & Coronado Landing – As most of you remember last year was the big bay bust, with all of the fireworks going off within 9 seconds! This year The Firework show begins at 9 PM, enjoy music on radio THE MIGHTY 1090 AM and MAX FM 105.7 for more information click here.

Carlsbad @ Legoland – The annual Red, white and BOOM! at Legoland California is a fun-filled day for the entire family.  You and your kids can enjoy live musical performances, family picnic games, like water-balloon tosses, burlap sack races and Uncle Sam Says.  The Firework show begins at 8:30 PM, earlier than most because they know kids need to go to bed!  For more information click here.

Coronado @ over Glorietta Bay – Coronado has a full day of activities on July 4th including the annual Independence Day Parade.  The parade begins at 10 AM from Orange Ave from 1st Street to Churchill Place.  Enjoy a concert in the Park at Spreckels Park at 4 PM where the Coronado Community Concert Band will perform.  The Firework show begins at 9 PM, enjoy music by KYXY on 96.5 radio, for more information click here.

Del Mar @ Del Mar Fairgrounds – The fireworks at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is always incredible, I love that you can sit on the beach and enjoy the fireworks.  The fairgrounds have a full line up of things to do on Independence Day including a Home Town Heros Parade at 7 PM.  The Firework show begins at 9 PM, the fair is open until midnight so you can still enjoy some rides after the fireworks if you wish.  For more information click here.

El Cajon @ Kennedy Park – This is a great family event to attend and it is totally FREE.  Enjoy carnival games, crafts, family games, skate park, kiddie train rides, live music and more.  The Firework show begins at 9 PM,the event activities begin at 1 PM.  For more information click here.

La Costa @ La Costa Resort & Spa – La Costa has a full day of activities for children on July 4th including making s’mores (my son’s favorite) The Firework show begins at 9 PM, for more information click here or call La Costa to make a reservation.

La Jolla @ Elizabeth Browning Scripps Park – La Jolla’s Fourth of July Fireworks show will be at 9 P.M.

Ocean Beach @ OB Pier – The Firework show will begin at 9 PM, on the Ocean Beach pier.  The city asks if you do choose to roast marshmellows that you do NOT throw them.  It costs over $1,000 for the clean up and the city does not have the money for the clean up.  Please clean up after yourself!  For more information click here.

Oceanside @ Camp Pendleton – This event is for authorized patrons and their guests only.  It will be held at the Del Mar Beach Resort, which opens at 6 AM, Free family fun zone, live bands, and a fireworks show.  The Firework show begins at 9 PM, and runs until 9:30 PM, for more information click here.

Oceanside @ El Corazon – Please note The Fireworks show is on July 3 at 9 PM, not July 4th. The city of Oceanside is celebrating 126 of incorporation on July 3rd.  The annual parade will still be held on July 4th in the harbor, for more information click here.

Poway @ Old Poway Park – Bring your family and friends and celebrate our country’s independence “turn-of-the-twentieth-century-style” at An Old-fashioned Fourth of July. The Old-fashioned Fourth of July is followed by the The Firework show at 9 PM. Please note the fireworks are at Poway High School there is a $5 fee for adults, children 11 and under are free, for firework  information click here.

Rancho Bernardo @ Bernardo Heights Middle School – The Spirit of the Fourth is a fun evening that begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Athletic Field of Bernardo Heights Middle School at 12990 Paseo Lucido, with an array of live entertainment.  The Firework show begins at 9 PM, for more information click here.

San Marcos @ Bradley Park – The fun begins at 6 PM with carnival games, jumpers and food sales available on-site.  The Firework show begins at 9 PM, for more information click here.

Santee @ Town Center Community Park East – The Santee Salutes Fun Zone; will include a variety of inflatable attractions, carnival rides and games.  There is no cost for admission however parking is $5 , The Firework show beings at 9 PM.  For more information click here.

Vista @ Moonlight Amphitheatre – Moonlight Amphitheatre is within Brengle Terrace Park in Vista.  Events include live music, the Light Up the Night Dinner, and one of the biggest fireworks displays in San Diego County!  The Firework show begins at 9 PM.  Admission is $5 (children under 5 are free) and parking is $15.  For more information click here.


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As seen on Fox 5 – Giant Bubbles from South Beach Bubbles

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Did you catch SoCal Savvy Mom on Fox 5 San Diego this morning? We have your summer fun covered for kids. One of our favorite products from today’s segment has to be the GIANT BUBBLES from South Beach Bubbles. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about, bubbles big enough for kids and adults to stand in. We have been having way too much fun playing with the WOWmazing bubble kits from South Beach Bubbles. Today was only our second day playing with the kits and it is easy and tons of fun for the whole family.

South Beach Bubbles is on a mission to get you and your family outdoors and playing together. Outdoor fun is great for the entire family! The unique giant bubble wands and concentrate are perfect for a day at the beach, at a park or even in your own backyard. Perfect for summer pool parties or birthday parties for kids of all ages.

 

There are two easy ways to purchase a WOWmazing kit, simply visit South Beach Bubbles website and receive FREE shipping for orders over $15, which is easy enough as the bubble wands are $17. If you are an Amazon Prime member you can pick up free two-day shipping by clicking here. Wait for the bubbles to be delivered and the FUN to start, you will thank us I promise. Summer fun is only a few clicks away, enjoy!

 

 


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