Friday, July 31, 2009

The Garlic Festival 2009

So we went to the Garlic Festival on Saturday me the hubby and Reese & My mother in Law (sandy) Just the smell of this place hit miles before we even approached the Festival it was such an awesome smell the smell every cook loves GARLIC !!!!!!!
Waiting in line to buy our tickets !
OK first things first the hubby found the beer stand quick ! It was so hot unbelievably hot ok the car said it 95 at 11:00 am ! so i just got hotter as the day went on and look at my Reese he just wasn't having it ! until he found out there were rides for kids !

Sandy and me trying on hats ! I just love hats and these one's were just so cute but pricey they were marked down to $ 88.00 and although they were lovely they were only made of straw with a big butterfly on it !!! Come on people can you say price gouge.

Ever food possible was there but we only try ed a few things it was just so hot i lost my appetite after trying a few things all i wanted was water :(
But we did find this stand and it was yummy !!

This is the #2 the one i got i love artichokes and this was stuffed with shrimp and crab
This one was fried with a whole bunch of yummy going on !

My Hubby eating Garlic bread it was dripping butter and Garlic OMG so good.

And look at Reese's face here so happy we found the kids section !

Happy lil guy
The ride back to Scott's Valley the scenery is truly amazing so much farm land we all forget that California grows so much locally. Had a great time with my family not sure if were going to go back next year we joked and said they need to move it to October when it's not so hot (lol)

A few of my Favorite things.........

Things i just adore !

♥ Spa Days
♥ Coffee from Starbucks
♥ How the weather changes when Fall is coming
♥ Martini's
♥ Cupcake Blogs
♥ All things Sparkly
♥ Hot green Tea
♥ Vacationing
♥ Pineapples
♥ Cooking
♥ Biography's
♥ Scrapbooking
♥ Sushi
♥ Coffee table Books
♥ Unpractial High Heels
♥ Flip flops in the Summer
♥ Food Network TV
♥ My cozy Ugg boots
♥ Shopping
♥ Date Night with the Hubby
♥ Walnut Creek Champagne

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Orange County Fair 2009

The OC Fair is coming to and end at we haven't gone yet ! This is a family tradition and we have been going for years we always go a dusk so it wont be so hot. But we just got back from the Garlic Festival so i am not sure if i want to go to the fair this year ! I guess i am being a party pooper (lol) will post pic's if we decide to go!

The fair first took place in the year 1890 and consisted of some minor exhibits in Santa Ana and a horse race. From 1889 to 1894 the fair was run by the "Orange County Community Fair Corporation," but was then taken over by the "Orange County Fair Association, Inc." Early fairs mainly consisted of horse races and livestock shows, but around 1900 new attractions were added and the fair become a yearly occurrence. At that time the fair was located in Santa Ana, except for a brief period after World War I, when it was moved to Huntington Beach. Starting in 1916 the fair was managed by the "Orange County Farm Bureau." An Orange County Fair Board was elected in 1925, and the fair was moved to Anaheim with the addition of a rodeo and carnival. Following World War II the "32nd District Agricultural Association" was formed by the state of California, and it took on the task of running the fair. The state purchased land from the Santa Ana Army Air Base and set some of it aside for use as a new fairgrounds. In 1949 the fair became a five day long event and was relocated to the old army base, which quickly became the permanent location. The city of Costa Mesa was incorporated in 1953 with the fair residing in its boundaries—it has been the home of the fair ever since.


General (13-59) $10
Seniors (60+) $7
Children (6-12) $5
Kids (5 & under) FREE every day
Group Sales of 20 or more click here.


Kids 12 and under receive FREE admission every Thursday. Valid all day Thursday

Cheesecake Factory ! 1/2 off today

Dine-in July 30th and enjoy any of there
30 delicious cheesecakes
for half price
Celebrate a big day by dining-in and enjoying any of our 30 delicious cheesecakes for half price. They will also introduce our new flavor Stefanie’s Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake™.

For every slice of Stefanie’s Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake™ sold over the next 12 months, They will donate 25 cents to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief charity.

Our long weekend getaway day 3 & 4

Sunday we spent our day at Capitola Beach this was such a pretty place

View of the beach
i didn't even know i hit the Manuel button on my camera so some of my pic's came out horrible (ugg :( )
Leaving Scotts Valley i just love their Hwy the views are so pretty !

On the side of the road we had to stop to soak in the view

This place was great the last time i was their i was about 7 months pregnant with Reese ! They are located in Hollister ,Ca . So we stop ed in on the way home to pick up some Champagne & candy and Garlic !

They have a big array of candy fruit and condiment's

And did i mention they have free wine and Champagne tasting at this fruit stand !

Ahh the Champagne i cant wait to use it this weekend in my Mimosa's

Our next stop on the way home was Harris Ranch located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles in Coalinga, Ca

The guys waiting for our table @ Harris Ranch

The meat market @ Harris

inside Harris Ranch

mmm... Tri-Tip !
Ok how crazy is this outside the Harris Ranch they grill there Tri-tip it smelled so good!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Back from Vacation !

Just a quick note. Back from vacation had a great time i still need to put my photo's on the computer and blog about what a wonderful time i had at the Garlic festival and visiting my mother in law ! So i will blog later today!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My New Shoes!!!!!!!

Yes they finely came !!! Yesterday the UPS man made me a very happy girl!!:) My new shoes i ordered about a month ago came i was so excited!! I no they are not practical but i don't care sometimes you just can't be practical when it comes to SHOES!!!!!! I have the perfect Micheal Kors dress they will go with and i can also wear them with jeans rolled up ! And they go with my New Bag i got for Fall .. and theses baby will be making a appearance in VEGAS in October for my 40Th Birthday!! So thank you Mr. Steve Madden for making a really cute shoe that's a little punk with some glam.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Gilroy Garlic Festival

30 years in the making, California grown garlic takes center stage in a showdown between distinguished chefs from Northern California. The prize, a whole lot of bragging rights coupled with $5,000 and 1000 pounds of fresh garlic.
Can't wait to learn some new tricks and find out what you can do with a half-ton of garlic. This will be mine and my Mother in Law's first time there! The hubby has been way back when the first started. So i am looking forward to this so much Good food with some pretty great people !
Gilroy Garlic Festival organizers expect a huge turnout this weekend to celebrate the festival's 31st year and 2009 theme: "Ultimate Summer Food Fair."
Garlic, the star of the show, is provided by Bill Christopher (his father Don was one of the festival's co-founders) of Christopher's Ranch in Gilroy. Two tons of the aromatic bulb will be used in three days.
Where:Christmas Hill Park, Gilroy, CA -30 miles south of San Jose off Highway 101 (your nose will guide you)

When:Friday, July 24 - Sunday, July 26, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day
Cost: Adults- $12 Children 6-12 $6 Under 6-free Seniors 60+ $6