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Pop-Up Fixer-Upper: Part 1

It’s no secret that these LL805 ladies loooove camping — what, you haven’t seen all of our Instagram posts?! 😉

Both my husband and I grew up camping with our families all of our lives [he in a pop-up tent trailer, me in a camper on the back of my dad’s truck].  We have such hilarious ridiculous fond memories of sitting with our marshmallow-clad roasters extended over a roaring fire, eating hot dogs, and getting into various types of mischief in the middle of nowhere.

Regardless of where we set up camp, one thing was for sure — nothing makes a strong family bond like having …

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Beachfront + Affordable Al Fresco Dining {Padaro Beach Grill}

This weekend, we went beach camping with Brett’s parents — they drove their vintage trailer on its “maiden voyage” from Tahoe, and will be spending a total of 14 days camping in various locations across the 805!

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We met up with them in Carpinteria, which immediately made me crave fish and chips from Padaro Beach Grill.  This preggo woman was appeased (thanks, guys!) and we decided to have dinner there Saturday night.

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. Conejo Valley Days

A local favorite. Don’t miss it this weekend!  Tonight is Country Western Night, Saturday is Rock N’ Roll Night, and Sunday is Latin Beat Night — there is something for everyone, including rides, food, wine, live entertainment, and even dance lessons!

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2. Carpinteria

I (Nicole) will be heading here for the weekend for some beach camping with my in-laws and their adorable re-vamped vintage trailer, as they take it out on its maiden voyage!  This is a special place to us, …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. RecFest {Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills} :: want to try your hand at rock climbing, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, and more?  You can {fo FREE} this Saturday from 10am-4pm!  All ages are welcome!  This is a great way to take advantage of your tax dollars and get outside.  Sounds like an incredible event!

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2. Thrill the World {Ventura, CLU, and multiple other locations worldwide} :: Two of my life goals: participate in a flashmob, and …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

1. TBH, I get more upset about the rising cost of avocados than I get about the rising cost of gas prices [#priorities].  Well, two of my favorite things are about to join forces: avocados and Carpinteria!  AvoFest is comin’ atcha this weekend (Oct 2-4) and, guess what… it’s FREE.  Need we say more?

2. Underwood Family Farms is kicking off their Fall Harvest Festival this weekend and it goes through Oct. 31st.  We love picking out pumpkins here every year. Plus, they have all sorts of fun for kids – …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

Cheers to the weekend 805-ers! Here’s this week’s edition of our Five Friday Faves!

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1. You guys this weekend is the California Beer Festival in Ventura, so if you don’t have any plans you should get there now. Buy your tickets ASAP before they sell out and go enjoy some amazing local beer, live entertainment, food and more!

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2. Speaking of beer and Ventura, we can’t wait to visit Topa …

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Summer Bucket List {2015}

June’s got us dreaming of summer fun in the sun, which has us pretty much amp’d to throw our papers into the air and party like it’s summer break… Alas, “adulting” is a real thing, so for right now, we’ll just write out our summer bucket list and daydream of the next 12 weekends…

What are some of your ‘must-do’ summer goals?  Here are a few of ours!

See a movie under the stars [we love events put on by Eat See Hear, Cinespia, Street Food Cinema, and

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Why We Love Carpinteria {And Why You Should Too}

Here at LocalLove805 we love cute beach towns, we love camping, and therefore we love Carpinteria.  This adorable beach town is less than an hour away from where we all live and one of our go-to spots for the summer. Ocean, sand, surf, cute town, quaint shops, fun restaurants… I mean, what more could you want??  And if camping isn’t your thing, you can also look into renting an adorable beach cottage or stay in a hotel! See there’s something for everyone!

Carpinteria is a very special place to my husband and I, because a little more than 6 years ago (?!?!) we got married …

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This Week’s Edition {eat. shop. play. explore.}

Happy Happy first Friday of October!!! Here’s the rundown from the LL805 team on this beautiful (yet a little too hot:) Friday!

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It is the Annual California Avocado Festival this weekend in Carpinteria (one of our favorite beach town getaways!)! The festival is all weekend long, Friday through Sunday. Not only are there delicious avocados to be had, but this is one of the largest FREE music festivals in California with over 75 acts on 4 stages.

In addition to the live music, there’s also tons of fun games, contests and entertainment- makes for such a great family-friendly local event. And, although they …

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