August 18, 2016

Hatch Chile Food Roastings and Recipe 2016

*I was provided with the products for recipe development..and I love them! Opinions are always my own.*

Fresh Mango Jicama Salad with Melissa's Hatch Chiles by BeckyCharms

I don't know what you're eating, but I can show you how to make this delicious fresh salad with Melissa's Hatch Chiles,  because I know you're drooling right now just looking at it!

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Melissa's Hatch Chile Food Roastings and Recipe 2016 BeckyCharms
 Melissa's Produce Hatch Chile Roastings and Recipe

Summertime is when the weather naturally sizzles up, and so should our food.

Hatch Chile Roastings are a huge event that have been happening in August and September all across the United States for the past 5 years.  It seems to be a new American tradition that we, the people, just go spicy about!

Thank you, Melissa's!

Melissa's Hatch Chile Food Roastings and Recipe 2016 BeckyCharms

Until this year, the Hatch Chile was just a name I'd heard.  I'm happy to say that my tongue now knows

August 5, 2016

US Sand Sculpting Family Prize Pack Giveaway 2016

**Complimentary tickets have been provided for me to attend. All opinions are my own. **
Photo Credit: US Sand Sculpting Challenge - Labor Day Weekend, San Diego, 2016

The US Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition is coming soon to San Diego, and I have something awesome for you!  

I have an incredible PRIZE PACK for you to win!

Scroll down to find out HOW TO WIN!!

....and you know there's going to be FOOD!!

June 7, 2016

Boba Love is a Legit Love

How do you feel about Boba?  Bubble Tea? Drinks with jellies?

We know how I feel.

Boba love is a legit love.

Sparkle & Spontaneity,

June 2, 2016

San Diego International Boat Show 2016

Another year of amazing boats, gear, water fun, and the latest trends for watercraft.

Last year's show was incredible, complete with family fun including a photo props station and food trucks for hungry tummies.  This year will be even more amazing!

{There are really nice Porta-Potties, too!}

Over 150 boats, superyachts, products, & services!

Check out the Features:

Check out the Exhibitors:


You will be required to leave your shoes on the dock before heading on board to the many boats and yachts on display.

Bring a pair of socks to slip on your feet.  The ground gets HOT.
{We weren't prepared for this last year, and were "oochy, ouchy, hot hot hot" most of the time.}

Here's some other helpful info:

No food or drinks on board. No Strollers. There will be space to park your stroller safely.

 Photographs are welcome!!

Tag your pics : #SDBoatShow

The boat show also offers visitors of all ages the chance to get their feet wet with a variety of

activities including stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking. Boaters can sharpen their

skills at workshops and seminars presented by experts, educators, and adventurers. A variety of

good eats from the area’s most popular food trucks, a floating Tiki Bar, Anchors & Ales Beer

and live entertainment will make the boat show an ideal place to shop, tour, learn, and

relax with friends and family. 

What is more San Diego than being on the water in

 America’s Finest City

If you're looking for Hotel Accomodations, here are the official partners:

{I'm hoping next year you'll have the option to say that you heard about the show from a BLOGGER!!}} 

This is a family-friendly event, so bring everyone to enjoy a day at the water!!
Start them young, and they'll appreciate and enjoy it for the rest of their lives.

San Diego is the perfect boating city.

Parking is around $15, CASH ONLY.
There is a parking lot/field on-site.

It's so much fun, I can't wait to see you there!!

Thursday through Sunday, June 16-19, 2016

Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17 – Noon to 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 18 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 19 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Happy Father’s Day!)


Spanish Landing Park, East

(off of N. Harbor Drive directly across from the airport)

3900 N. Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101


$15 – Adults (16 years & older)

FREE – Children (12 years & under)

FREE with proper ID – Active military personnel, Fire and Police

Parking is around $15, CASH ONLY

Sparkle & Spontaneity,

April 27, 2016

Ichiban Sushi San Diego Happy Hour

Ichiban Sushi San Diego Happy Hour by BeckyCharms

Ichiban Sushi San Diego located in Hillcrest off of University Avenue has been one of "our" spots for a long time.

Ichiban Sushi San Diego Happy Hour by BeckyCharms

Take-out menu.  There are plenty of options from which to choose, so there is something for everyone.