How To Prepare Your Santa Ana Apartment For a Safe Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner folks. So now is the time to start thinking about creating a safe and secure environment for children trick-or-treating at your apartment. Here are a few quick tips.


Do not use candles: candles in any form are always a fire hazard. If you plan to have a jack-o-lantern use fire safe LED lights instead. You never know who might bump into your decorations and cause a candle to light a fire.


Go heavy with lights: apartment walkways can be quite dark at night, so use lights when decorating your doorway or instead of your apartment. The parents will thank you.


Safe candy choices: think about choking hazards and common allergies like peanuts when buying candle. Kids of all shapes and sizes will be visiting your house, so opt with the safest candy possible. Again, the parents of Halloween goers will appreciate the thought and care you put into making the holiday safe for everyone.

Are you Ready For Octoberfest?

Now that we are in October, it’s time for two things: Halloween and Octoberfest! The Old World Huntington Beach Restaurant continues to host the one of the OC’s biggest Octoberfest for over 40 years! This year’s festivities are expected to include German Food (voted “Best Bratwurst” in California), German Beers, German Bands, various competitions, and games among other things.


The Octoberfest takes place the final weekend of October (29th and 30th), so be sure to experience one of the best Octoberfest around. Here is a bit more info about the evening. Have fun, enjoy October and remember to drink responsibly.


$10 to $20 entry, 6:30pm to 1:30am

German Restaurant
7561 Center Ave. #49
Huntington Beach, CA 92647


Santa Ana Living: Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Pumpkin carving is the best thing about Halloween. Okay, maybe the second best thing (eating your kid’s candy is the first). But now that we’ve finally hit October and the holiday is nearly here, let’s go over a few simple pumpkin carving tips to try this Halloween.


Spray water: once you cut into your pumpkin it will begin to lose water quickly. Keep a spray bottle handy and wet it a few times a day. The pumpkin will last longer.


Use a template: you don’t have to be an artist to carve a pumpkin. Just print out a template online and make your masterpiece with a little help.


Put it in the fridge: unfortunately, a carved pumpkin will only last a week or so max. However, you can a few extra days by covering the pumpkin with plastic wrap and putting it in the fridge once you are done carving.

Where Are the Best Parks in Santa Ana

Taking a stroll through a park is one of the best things about fall. You can grab a jacket, scarf, pumpkin spice latte and enjoy the weather. If you live in Santa Ana, the city has a host of wonderful family parks for you to enjoy. Whether you want to hike, host a picnic, or let the kids loose on the playground, visiting a park is the best option. Here is a quick list of three Santa Ana parks near your apartment. Have fun and enjoy the day with your family.


Santiago Creek Wildlife & Watershed Center, Santiago Park Nature

510 E Memory Ln

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number(714) 647-6904


Carl Thorton Park

1801 W Segerstrom Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92704


Bomo Koral Park

900 W MacArthur Blvd

Santa Ana, CA 92707

Best New Restaurants in Santa Ana

Finding a tasty new restaurants is one of the joys of eating out. Who doesn’t love new food? We do! If you’ve exhausted all the restaurant options near your neighborhood and want a new place to eat, we have a great list for you. The Yojie Japanese Fondue and Scotchery Restaurants both opened less than three months ago and have gained a bit of traction in the Santa Ana area.


Both locations have earned excellent reviews on Yelp for the food, service and prices. So when you have the appetite for a new steakhouse or Japanese food, here is a quick list of three “must try” locations near your apartment. Have fun and enjoy the food.


Yojie Japanese Fondue

Open 7 Weeks Ago

Japanese Food

303 N Spurgeon St

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone number(714) 204-0604


The Scotchery Restaurant

Open 3 Months Ago


3751 S Harbor Blvd
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone number (714) 557-2987

Take a Closer Look at the Artist Village Apartments in Santa Ana

Artists Village Apartments

Live “Happy, Healthy and Green” at the Artist Village Apartments in Santa Ana. If you are looking for a state of the art complex that blends modern architecture and colors with a homey and classic feel, the Artist Village could be the complex of your dreams.

Located near the heart of downtown Santa Ana, the Artist Village Apartments offers a convenient living space for those tenants looking to stay active within the city’s vibrant nightlife and lifestyle. The units are situated near Santa Ana’s major freeways, but are still quiet and offer a sense of seclusion. If you are looking for a trendy place to live while still maintaining a strong feeling of home, give us a call today at 877.282.6413. We might just be the apartment complex of your dreams!

Have Some Family Fun at the Fiestas Patrias in Santa Ana


Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! This September join the City of Santa Ana for the 38th Annual Fiestas Patrias in Downtown Santa Ana. The festival features music, food, informational booths, and arts & crafts booths. The Fiestas Patrias culminates with a wonderful parade on Sunday, Sept. 11 starting at 4PM on Main Street.


If you are looking for a great family event to kick off the final few days of summer, the 38th Annual Fiestas Patrias is the event to attend. Have fun and enjoy the weekend. Here is a bit more info about the Fiesta.

Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11

Street Festivities start at noon!

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Celebrate Labor Day in Santa Ana

The year is going by fast, isn’t it? Labor Day is only a few weeks away and along with the holiday comes the end of summer and beginning of fall. But there is no need to concentrate on how fast the calendar year goes by, when we should be enjoying every moment. If you are looking for something to do this Labor Day weekend, the City of Santa Ana will be hosting its annual festival beginning on September 2nd and lasting until the 5th.


The Labor Day festival will feature food booths, games, and rides, various exhibits and live entertainment and be held at Madison Park. So gather your family and friends and enjoy the holiday weekend festival near your Santa Ana apartment.

Santa Ana Labor Day Festival
September 2 – 5, 2016
Madison Park – Santa Ana, CA 92707


Easiest Indoor Plants To Own

Are you horrible with plants? A green thumb, without the green or the thumb? If you’ve killed everyone plant you’ve ever owned, but still want to adorn your apartment with something green, here are three of the easiest indoor plants to have.


Pothos: I have no idea what this plant is, but it does have an air purifying qualify that absorbs toxins. The plant also does well in normal, apartment conditions, and prefers to go a few days between watering.

Aloe: is known to have medicinal properties (just ask your grandma) and prefers dry soil. So this is a plant that will stay alive with little care.

Spider plant. this plant has a fun and interesting look that could go great with your apartment’s décor. The plant also thrives in 60 to 75 degree temperatures.

Where To Watch the Rio Olympics In Santa Ana

The Rio Olympics are finally here. The event is scheduled to run throughout the month of August for 19 days and produce over 6000 hours of coverage across multiple networks. If you are looking forward to following the event coverage and immersing yourself into the festivities, a great way is to hit up a sports bar in your area. Here is a quick list of three bars and restaurants that will be showing the Rio Olympics over the next few weeks. So grab a friend, have a beer and root on America during your favorite events.


Sports Zone Cafe & Nhau

4702 W 1st St

Santa Ana, CA 92703

Phone number(714) 486-2609


Buffalo Wild Wings

3811 South Bristol Avenue

Santa Ana, CA 92704

Phone number(714) 540-1737


Spoons Grill & Bar

2601 Hotel Ter

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number(714) 556-0700