Three Tips to Decorate your Home this Halloween

Decorate your Home for Halloween

Santa Ana is one of the best places to be during the fall season. Halloween in this lovely apartment city makes it more special. Check out these small ideas to decorate your home for Halloween. 

Pallet Jack-O’-Lantern: You must be having a pallet thrown somewhere at your backyard. Recycle it to make a Jack-O’-Lantern and place it on the front porch or walkway. Place string lights behind it and place it to lighten some dark corner of the house. You can use it for years to come.

Jazzy Candles: If you do not have much time to be creative, decorate the front porch with some candy corn filled hurricanes. It will undoubtedly impress the Halloween guests. Get some glass hurricanes and place pillar candles in them. Fill the jars halfway with the candy corns. Do not forget to blow out the candle before it becomes risky.

Insect Plates: For a short and crisp Halloween decor, give the dinner plates a creepy and crawly makeover. Hand paint different bugs on the plates with food and dishwasher safe black ceramic paint.


Fun October Happenings in Santa Ana you cannot miss

Fun October Happenings

Santa Ana is more beautiful and happening during the fall season. Other than Halloween, here are some of the fun October happenings which you can enjoy in this city.

October 22, 23, 28, 29, 30: Boo at the Zoo is the ultimate entertainment for kids during this Halloween. This fun October happening is taking place at Santa Ana Zoo on 1801 E. Chestnut Ave. Attend this event from 5.30PM-8PM. Haunted house, family events, Teen scream, storytelling and many other activities are waiting for you here.

October 29-31: The Halloween weekend is the most exciting weekend of the year. Discovery Cube Presents: Spooky Science is the thrilling event taking place at Discovery Cube on 2500 N. Main St. Be in your scariest costume and participate in various activities happening there.

October 31: Halloween 2016 at The Haunted Yost Theater is the creepiest thing of the year. This paid event ($10-$20) will start at 9PM. The theater is located at 307 North Spurgeon Street. This Halloween night party has awards for dance and prize for Costume Contest. Rock the dance floor with your moves of Latin and Hip hop music. Age limit is 18 years and above.

How To Decorate a Pumpkin Centerpiece

Pumpkins are typically wonderful centerpiece for Fall, and they can last into winter (if you don’t carve them). If you are looking to decorate with pumpkins this Halloween and Thanksgiving, here are a few centerpiece decorating tips.


Glitter: put glitter on the stem to really make your pumpkin pop. You can also cover the entire pumpkin with glitter if you really want a fun accent piece in your living area.


Paint: If you aren’t a fan of glitter, try painting your pumpkin instead. You can cover the entire body or paint in a fun pattern or even initials from your name.


Pumpkin vase: cut your pumpkin in half and carve it out thoroughly. Cover the inside with Vaseline to keep it moist and throw in some flowers to create a beautiful pumpkin centerpiece.


Santa Ana Fun: Visit a Park

Santa Ana has a number of great parks and hiking trails. And now that the weather has died down, it’s the perfect time to visit a park for an after dinner stroll. Lillie King Park and the Santiago Creek Park are two great locations with picnic benches, a BBQ area, and swings for the young kids to have fun. Here is a bit more information about two of the best parks near your Santa Ana apart. Have fun and enjoy the greenery.


Santiago Creek Wildlife & Watershed Center, Santiago Park Nature

510 E Memory Ln

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number(714) 647-6904


Lillie King Park

498 W Alton Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92707


Santa Ana Living: New Places To Eat

Are you tired of eating at the same places? So are we. If you dine out on a regular basis, all the locations in your rotation can get old quickly. Luckily, this blog loves food as much as everyone else. So we took it upon ourselves to find the best new restaurants in the Santa Ana area. We found two spots that have opened up within the last two months and are already getting excellent reviews on Yelp. So why bother cooking tonight when you can have someone else do it. Here are all the details about the event. Have fun and enjoy your food.


Yojie Japanese Fondue

Opened 7 weeks ago

303 N Spurgeon St

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone number(714) 204-0604


J Fish Premium Poke & Sushi

Opened 2 months ago

13882 Newport Ave

Tustin, CA 92780

Phone number(714) 617-4891


Ready for Something New? Try The Villa Del Sol Apartments

All apartments are not created equal. Some complexes can be cold and uninviting. However, the Villa Del Sol apartments were built around an open courtyard to incorporate grass, trees, and greenery to inspire our residents with the beauty of nature. Located in Santa Ana and within a short drive from major freeways and shopping centers, the Villa Del Sol apartments are perfect for the young professional looking to be near the hub of the city or for those budding families who value comfort, safety, and community.


Our units come equipped with wood cabinets, crown molding, air conditioning, granite counter tops and wood style flooring just to name a few amenities. The complex itself is smoke free and offers newly renovated interiors, a playground area, barbecue grills and a basketball court. But in order to really take in Villa Del Sol, you have to see if first hand. Give us a call at 866.677.0591 to schedule a visit today. We look forward to seeing you.

September Events: Host an NFL Brunch in your Apartment

Life can die down a bit as summer ends. However, don’t let the season change ruin all your fun! One of the best ways to keep the good time summer feelings going is to get out your party hat and host an NFL brunch for your family and friends! Here are a few quick tips for making it a great one.


Mimosas: you can’t have brunch without mimosas right? So create serve-yourself mimosa station by mixing champagne and orange juice in a large container and let your guest drink at their own leisure. We found some quirky mimosa recipes right here.


Crock pot: planning an entire brunch can be busy and stressful. So use your crock pot to make a large dish. You can try crock pot french toast or grab any other dish from this extensive list.


Two TVs: Chances are most of your guest will want to watch different games, so be sure to have two tvs running so no one will fight over what to watch!

The most important NFL brunch tip, of course, is to just enjoy football and have fun!


Visit a Civil War Reenactment this Labor Day

Are you a history buff? Or just want something fun to do this Labor Day weekend? Then why not attend a Civil War reenactment in Huntington Beach? 2016 will be the city’s 23rd year hosting the reenactment (who would have guessed that?). The event is a great way to get kids to understand and get involved with history. The two-day reenactment will feature battles and a recitation of the Gettysburg Address. Here is a bit more information about the event. Be sure to purchase your tickets before they sell out and its too late. 


18000 Goldenwest St.

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

(714) 536-5486

Dates: September 3rd & 4th, 2016

3 Easy Indoor Plants That Don’t Need Water

Plants can look great in your apartment and add a welcoming feel into your living space. If you can keep them alive. Most plants seem to die off pretty quickly after you forget to water them after a day or two. However, if you are bad with plants, here is a quick look at three types which do not need much water to survive.


Pothos: the pothos plant not only need little water or light to survive, but it also helps to purifying the air by cleaning up toxins.

Begonias: begonias are beautiful, colorful, and best of all require little water or care. These plants work great as a centerpiece and will really spice up your décor.

Chinese evergreen: Chinese evergreens have bold leafy greens that will add a sense of nature and calm into your living space. They also require little sunlight and can be water once a week.

Where to Watch the Rio Olympics Near Santa Ana?

The summer Olympics may be the world’s greatest showcase of athletic talent. Over the course of three weeks in August, over 10,000 athletes from 206 countries will compete for medals in 42 sports, to decide who are the best athletes in the world. For the sports fan, the next few weeks are like Christmas come early. Even if you are not a sports fan, cheering on your fellow American’s is a great way to get into a patriotic mood. If you are looking to watch the events in a lively atmosphere, a sports bar might be your best bet. Here are three fun locations to try and visit. Have fun and enjoy the summer games.


The Fling

2370 N Tustin Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number(714) 547-8972


Original Mike’s

100 S Main St

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone number(714) 550-7764


Spoons Grill & Bar

2601 Hotel Ter

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number(714) 556-0700