Gardening 101: How To Choose an Indoor Plant

Just because you live in apartment, doesn’t mean you cannot adorn you living space with plants. Greenery can thrive indoors and help spice up your décor. So even if you do not have a “Green Thumb” here are three tips for choosing the perfect indoor plant.

Subtropical: the best indoor plants are the ones which come from subtropical climates. Any plant that is used to heat and harsh climate will thrive in an apartment setting.

Air purifiers: studies have shown that indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air. So if you are going to own a plant, get one that has air purifying qualities like the pothos plant.

No water: if you are a busy professional or just always out of the house, grab a plant that can survive on little water, just in case you forget to water it for a few days.

Where To Watch the Rio Olympics In Santa Ana

Are you looking for a place to watch the Rio Olympics over the next few weeks? Sure, you could stay home and watch Usain Bolt speed his to way to the finish line with your dog. Or you could go out to a sports bar and watch the events on multiple screens and a lively atmosphere. If you are planning on cheering America on from a bar, here is a quick list of three great places that will be showing the Olympics in your neighborhood.


Original Mike’s

100 S Main St

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone number(714) 550-7764


Sweet Spot Sports Bar & Grille

1325 E Dyer Rd

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number(714) 241-3800


The Glen Bar & Grill

13132 Garden Grove Blvd

Garden Grove, CA 92843

Phone number(714) 663-1775

What To Do With Kids This Summer in Santa Ana

Finding ways to keep the kids busy this summer can be tough. However, if you live in the city of Santa Ana, there are quite a few options. Here is a quick look at three great ways to have fun with the kids.

Rockin Jump Orange County

1411 S Village Way

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number: (714) 249-7676

Rocking Jump is a trampoline park perfect the kids. There is an entrance fee, but it will be worth it, after the kids knock out on the ride home.


Discovery Cube Orange County

2500 N Main St

Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number: (714) 542-2823

If you are looking for educational activities, the Discovery Cube is affordable (you can also purchase a membership) and fun. The Museum has weekly events and will keep the kids entertained all summer.


Santa Ana Zoo

1801 E Chestnut Ave

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone number: (714) 542-9650

The Santa Ana Zoo is another affordable and fun way to keep the kids busy. The Zoo holds special events on a regular basis.

Grill Tips: How To Make the Perfect Burger

Grilling the perfect burger isn’t rocket science, but it also requires a bit of skill in front of the grill. Burgers are not a set-it and forget-it meal, but with a little care and a few tips, you can make the tastiest burgers around this summer. Here is a bit of help.

Get the right beef: try to grab an 80/20 beef to fat meat for a juicier flavor that won’t dry out. Also try to cook the burgers with high heat to make a juiciest burger possible.

Forming the patties: don’t just make flat patties because they will fall apart. Instead grab six ounces of ground beef and roll them into balls and flatten them out a bit.

Flip once: most of us love to constantly flip our burger meats. However, that will only cause the patty to fall apart. Let the meat grill and flip only once.

Attend a Joy Division Cover Band In Santa Ana

The Santa Ana Observatory is one of the premiere concert venues in the OC/Los Angeles area. This summer the venue will be hosting a slew of great cover bands and music events to attend. If you are a fan of the mega-band Joy Division, the Observatory will be hosting a cover band tribute on July 22. The tickets are very cheap and cost in the $5 range for most concerts, and the venue hosts event multiple times a week. For more information, or to see a full schedule of concerts shows, visit: If you end up going to a show, have fun and enjoy the evening of great bands and music.


Moving Units – presents the songs of Joy Division

Friday, Jul 22, 2016, 8:00 PM

With Viktor Fiction

Doors @ 7pm

Open to all ages


Father’s Day Gifts For the TV Loving Dad in Santa Ana

If you have a Father who loves to kick his feet up and watch some TV after work, then skip the ties and gift cards this Father’s Day (its next week by the way) and get dad something he will truly love. Here are a few ideas.

Streaming device: watching Netflix on your ipad is cool and all, but sometimes you want to stream things to your television. Bring your dad into the tech-verse with a streaming device like a Chromecast, Apple TV or Amazon Fire stick. The Chromecast and Fire stick start in the $30 range, while Apple TV costs in the $100 range.

Sling TV: if your dad is busy and looking to watch TV on the go, try getting him a sling TV subscription. The device supports over 20 channels of living stream and can be purchased for as little as $20 per month.


How To Create the Perfect Summer Centerpiece In Your Santa Ana Apartment

Creating a upscale summer look in your apartment doesn’t have to cost an arm-and-a-leg and only takes a little elbow grease and some DIY skill. If you are looking to mix things up in your apartment for the summer, the easiest place to start is with an eye popping centerpiece which you can place on your kitchen table or side tables in the living room (if you don’t have a side table, run out and get some).

One fun trend that will be popping up this summer is an edible centerpiece. Grab a clear vase and put some distilled water inside and add a vegetable with its leafy green steams still attached. Try carrots. The visual of carrots in a glass vase will look stunning and add a great summer vibe to your table. You can also fill the vase with apples, tomatoes or anything other edible object you like.

Santa Ana’s Best Burger Stands In Town

Would you like a burger? Now you have an excuse to grab one (especially if you have been trying to be healthy) because this weekend is national hamburger day—its on Saturday. Hamburgers are so good they should probably have their own month, or week at least, but getting an entire day is a start. If you are looking to celebrate with a tasty burger and fries this weekend, here is a quick look at three of the best places near your Santa Ana apartment. Click the links provided to get a little more information and reviews from Yelp.

The BurgerStop

2302 S Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Phone number: (714) 557-2835


Rockfire Grill

1945 E17th St
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone number: (714) 564-0545


Charlie’s Best Burger

140 S Grand Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone number: (714) 836-9300

Awesome Spring Cleaning Hacks

Spring cleaning isn’t on the top of most people’s today list, unless you absolutely love cleaning, but it’s still something that has to be done. If you are planning to spring clean over the new few weeks, here are three hacks for making thing easier:

Sponge care: if you only have one sponge and no time to get another one, disinfect it by ringing it out and putting it in the microwave on high for one minute.


Garbage disposal: throw lemon peels, salt and ice into the disposal. The lemon will work on the smell, while the salt and ice will get rid of the grime and gunk.


Wax the stove top: after you have completely cleaned your stove top, but some car wax on it. The wax will not only keep it shiny, but also make cleaning it after easier.


Mother’s Day Dinner Locations Near Santa Ana

There are many things to do with your mom this Mother’ Day (it’s on Sunday by the way). You can have a picnic, go for a hike, spend time reminiscing over old photos, but the one thing you cannot do is let mom cook her own meal on Mother’s Day. Instead take mom out for an extravagant meal in Santa Ana and make her feel special this holiday. Here is a quick list of three well-review restaurants to try this weekend in Santa Ana. However, just be sure to make your reservations now as the holiday can be a busy one for restaurants.

Tan Cang Newport Seafood

4411 W 1st St
Santa Ana, CA 92703

Phone number: (714) 531-5146


El Calamar

315 W 17th St
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Phone number: (714) 664-8815


Bella Cuba

3940 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Phone number: (714) 545-5711