Valentine’s Day DIY Gifts & Decorations

With February 14th just around the corner, treat your special loved one to a homemade do-it-yourself inspired evening. Not only will they appreciate the love that went into your hard work, but it will also be beat the traditional date night at an overcrowded restaurant. Here are some Valentine’s Day DIY ideas that will help you create an unforgettable night:


Not only is this craft extremely romantic and heart felt, but it will also work as a great centerpiece! Required parts include a mason jar, candles, and music sheets to your special song. Simply cut out heart shapes from the music sheets and paste both of them inside the mason jar. Light candles inside, and voilà! Kill two birds with one stone with this decoration that will be sure to leave a smile on your Valentine’s face.


Floating candles help create a relaxed, romantic, and festive setting. This tranquil Valentine’s Day DIY decoration will help transform an ordinary dining room into a romantic space. For floating candles, take clear tall vases and fill them festive flowers. For example, put in rose pedals, orchids, or peonies. On top, light a floating candle. And there you have it! Simple, easy, and inexpensive. What else could you ask for?

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Top 3 DIY Football Party Decorations

The highly anticipated football game is going to be the highlight of this upcoming weekend. Outshine the annual championship game by hosting an even greater party! Here is a list of DIY football party decorations that will make your party unforgettable:
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Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Shares Membership Benefits

ECCAre you a small and local business owner? Are you interested in new opportunities to network and meet other small business owners? The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce has the answer to all of these questions. The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce (ECC) promotes and advocates local businesses. ECC provides events and services for networking and connecting business professionals and community members. ECC offers numerous benefits and keeps business owners informed of issues and trends within the marketplace and community.

Owning a business can be time consuming and adding another activity to your busy schedule could be difficult. So you still may be asking, “Why should I join a chamber?” We chatted with Mimi Gattinella, an administrator at the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce and she shares with us the perks of becoming a chamber member.
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5 Free Apps to Help Keep New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a new year, which means new resolutions and new goals. Whether it’s getting fit or trying something new in La Jolla, checking off your goals is a great feeling. If you are looking for ways to keep yourself accountable, we found 5 free to help keep your New Year’s Resolutions.
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New Years Eve DIY: Drinks, Food, & Decor

New Years Eve is a night of celebration, romance, and reflection. As the year comes to an end, throwing your New Years Eve party should be an easy and simple task. Here are some wonderful do-it-yourself ideas for the ultimate New Years Eve bash.

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Top 5 Christmas DIY Decorations

Decorating during the Christmas season is already stressful enough! From hanging outdoor lights, to decorating the Christmas tree, the list can seem endless. Make it easier on yourself by taking a look at these festive and helpful Christmas decoration ideas!


Christmas Bottles
Let is snow! This festive Christmas decoration will be sure to impress your guests! Simply take old wine bottles, paint them white, and then spray the bottles with spray on snow. You can then fill them with silver holly branches and leaves. They look great when accompanied with silver ornaments and candles. Perfect for a family craft night!

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Community Spotlight: La Jolla Mom – Lifestyle & luxury Travel Expert

Photo by Melissa Koehler Photography

La Jolla Mom, or better known by friends and family as Katie Dillon, is La Jolla‘s foremost and well-known lifestyle and luxury travel expert. From Hong Kong to Southern California, La Jolla Mom knows the ins and outs of luxury traveling, shopping, and dining. With an expansive social media presence, Katie has heavily influenced the way people travel with children domestically and internationally. Have we mentioned she’s written a book? Flying With Kids: Safe and Sane Air Travel With Your Baby, Toddler or Young Child compiles Katie’s personal experiences, recommendations, and safe instructions when traveling with kids. Wanting to know more about this community aficionado, we sat down with Katie for a one-on-one interview and learned that La Jolla Mom is not your typical mommy blogger.
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La Jolla Dancing With The Stars

Mark your calendar for October 5, 2013, when a very special event is going to rock the La Jolla Torrey Pines Hilton off its tent pegs. The La Jolla Town Council is set to host ‘Dancing with the Stars’, a fundraising bonanza modeled on the popular television show. Attendees will be treated to performances by a mix of local celebs, like Brandi Williams from ‘Good Morning San Diego’ and San Diego Better Business Bureau President, Sheryl Reichert. The star power at this event comes in the form of “So You Think You Can Dance” judge, Mary Murphy, who will play host alongside emcee and guest-judge, Jonathan Roberts, from “Dancing with the Stars”.

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