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Knott’s Family Friendly 2015 NYE Celebration!

By Erin

New Years Eve Brochure

*This is written by me for GigaSavvy. I do not work for or with any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I will be attending  Knott’s New Year’s Eve Celebration with complementary passes. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.*

Knott’s New Year’s Eve Celebration is almost here! On December 31, 2014, the party will be rocking all day and night long.  The party  starts at 10am and lasts until 1am. It will make for the perfect family friendly event to get your New Year off to a fun start!

Get your party hats and be ready to ring in the New Year at Knott’s family-friendly New Year’s Eve event that offers something for everyone! Knott’s offers everyone a fun and safe place to ring in the New Year together. Extended park hours, live entertainment, and a fireworks display are all included in the price of regular park admission!

NYE 2013

My party bow that lights up. We all bought these last year at Knott’s for New Years Eve! They were only $6 at Knott’s! I hope to see these around the park again this year.


With a special fireworks show at midnight, holiday shows, extended park hours, a spectacular ice skating show with Snoopy, rides, funnel cake, Knott’s famous chicken dinners, boysenberry pie, boysenberry punch, and more, Knott’s makes for the perfect New Years Eve spot.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

By Erin

HALA Gift Guide 2014

Here is the start of my picks for the ultimate Horsing Around LA’s gift guide for the Holiday 2014 season! If you need a unique gift, something for the person that has everything, look no further. I’ve got some great gift ideas for everyone coming up here!

First up is Karma Go with portable WiFi!

Karma Go Gift Guide

Karma Go is the new, pocket-sized mobile hotspot that lets you take WiFi with you everywhere. It has no contract or monthly fees. You simply buy the data you need and only add more when you need it, just like you’d refill your car when it’s low on gas. Even better, your data never expires.

Pre-order your Karma Go during Cyber Week for only $99 ($50 off the normal price of $149).

How much does data cost you might be asking?

Karma offers portable WiFi with none of the fine print. There are no contracts and no monthly fees—just an easy pay-as-you-go service for as little as $10/GB when you buy in bulk.

For the Wine Lover in your life. ;)

Wine Of The Month Club Gift Guide

With the  2014 holiday season at our doorstep, wine lovers are turning to the Original Wine of the Month Club® for their holiday gift giving ideas—from gift baskets to the latest wine gadgets. With its unique, hand-picked selections of robust and flavorful wines paired with savory gourmet snacks and sinfully sweet accoutrements, convenient online ordering, free shipping and gift-giving ideas starting at $24.99, holiday shoppers are only a click or call away from the perfect gift for family members, friends and clients.

For the Coffee Lover in your Life

Marley Coffee

At Marley Coffee, they are committed to sourcing the finest quality 100% Arabica coffee that is sustainably grown, ethically farmed and artisan roasted. Proudly offering single serve Keurig compatible capsules, as well as bags of ground and whole bean coffee, makes the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for your favorite coffee lover.

Sourcing coffee from all around the world to create a unique, flavorful and full lineup, whole also being certified USDA Organic or Rainforest Alliance ensures the highest levels of sustainability. Determined to deliver an intoxicating aroma and rich smooth flavor into each cup, Marley Coffee will have you Stirring It Up this Holiday Season.

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For the Traveler

Travel Gift GuideIf you don’t already have a Packing Cube set from Planet Tor  then you are in for a real treat. These durable, lightweight bags are a huge step in hassle free travel. Designed for the globe trotter, the trend setter, the hiker, the biker, the large family vacationer, the weekender or whatever way you enjoy to travel, Planet Tor packing cubes will put organization and convenience into your adventures.  Everything you need will always be right where you want it. You can group garments together, pack per family member or even compartmentalize your clothes by the day. The mesh top panel allows you to compress the air out of the bag and increase ventilation and visibility of your items. You can keep your charger, cables and electric gear all in one place and stash those items that always get lost at the bottom of your travel bag.  No more wasting time unpacking, you can simply slip your cubes out of your bags and straight into the drawers and then head of on your next adventure. Overweight bags at the airport? Just remove a cube and take it as a carry on. These packing cubes are on sale for $29.99!

Taking a Stroll Through the Capitol State Park

Taking a Stroll Through the Capitol State Park

By Erin

A few weeks ago I went up to Sacramento for a total steak lovers media trip. More to come on that soon! ;) On my last morning there, I had a couple of hours to kill before a fancy car was being sent to take us all back to the airport to start our journeys back home. The State Capitol of California was only a short block or two away from the hotel I was staying at, so I decided to explore the grounds surrounding the beautiful Capitol at the Capitol Park, the 40-acre grounds of the Sacramento Capitol, that includes trees and shrubs from around the world. There are approximately 1140 trees in the park, representing over 200 types of trees. Also featured on the grounds is approximately 155 memorials to significant events and people involving California and other points-of-interest.

I always enjoy my time up in Northern California, it’s so beautiful and different than it is down here in Southern California. Take a look for yourself. Isn’t it gorgeous? I could totally go for a morning walk here any day!


The path leading up to the capitol, and my first view of it.

Capitol Park

There are all kinds of interesting statues and monuments to be found around the park. Here is a statue honoring those who served in the Spanish-American War and a reproduction of the Liberty Bell.

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