I'm so incredibly lucky to have been raised at the beach. I swear I am so lucky to live in the cutest little beach town. Some say it's the last small beach town feeling left in Orange County. I live in San Clemente, a cute little town that's right on the border or Orange County and San Diego.
If you follow my Instagram, you now I love my little Marley and he loves our beach walks, when he's not acting crazy and trying to bark at EVERY SINGLE DOG we pass. Walking with Marley along the beach is hardly relaxing, to be honest. He is only about 13 pounds but when you put a leash on him, he becomes a tough guy and feels the need to bark at every dog, the larger the better. Kids on skateboards, grannies, and cars. It's embarrassing. So…most of the time, I'll go for a run on my own and save the dog walking until the evening, when most people have gone home for the day.
One of the best beach memories I have of San Clemente is when my friend I were extras in a music video for our friends the Wheeland Brothers, complete with ukuleles, surfing, a beach bonfire, and hula dancers. It's honestly the BEST summer music and truly shows what SC is like!
Wow! What a fabulous and generous giveaway. Thanks for sharing your pictures! Fabulous looking life you have 🙂
Ms. Hoag says
I'm jealous of the beach time!
Kristen, your post is FABULOUS! The pictures are just gorgeous! And the music video is SO FUN! Now I have that song in my head! I like it! Ha! Keep on living the easy life with no worries!!:)
Is it not the best!
Your pictures are great! Soc Cal- So fun! I'm a Nor-cal girl! HAHA wendy 1stgradefireworks
Wendy, I didn't know that!
I use to live in Laguna Hills. I sure miss the beach!
Susan K. says
I grew up in a small town on the Atlantic Ocean near Boston. The weather is definitely better in California!
Peggy Means says
Love your post! Your pictures make me so thankful that I live in SoCal! I so enjoyed meeting up with you and others in Old Town this week! And I am having fun 'surfin' with you all today! Thank you so much for that great freebie!
Kathie @Tried and True Teaching Tools says
Awesome pics!! Thanks for the cute freebie; parts of speech are always hard to teach!!
I don't see the Scoot part of packet?
The Scoot is part of the full packet!
Robin Green says
I miss the beach (grew up in NJ and now live in AZ). It is hard for many of my students to imagine the beach because many of them have not left Arizona but some have been to San Diego to go to Sea World, etc. Some have also been to beaches in Mexico (Rocky Point). Thanks for having this…
Julie Smith says
Thank you for the freebie! That is always such a hard concept for students to master. Love your sunset pics too 🙂
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Kristen Raines says
Hey I am a teacher in Walnut now but hoping to relocating to South OC. I am so happy to have found your blog. I just interviewed for a kindergarten position in Laguna Beach and would love to have the opportunity to have you be an ed consultant in my classroom as it appears you have done that for many other Laguna teachers. 🙂
Just curious, what school in Laguna?
Looks like a great place to live!
You had me at beach lovin' and hot pink and tropical! ME TOO!!
I live in Newport, so we're practically neighbors. 4th grade OC teacher here!!
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Breanne Simons says
What a fabulous giveaway! 🙂 My family lives in Tustin/Yorba Linda and my mom grew up in Anaheim and went to Cal State Long Beach. I love going back as much as I can to escape from the Arizona heat!! You all have such amazing pictures…I would love to move there someday! 🙂
Samantha Rigby says
I'm so excited for this giveaway!!! Thanks!
This giveaway is AMAZING!!!
Can't wait to see if I'm a winner and get started on a new year of teaching and learning!
Oh my goodness- you live 2 minutes from the beach girl!?!? That's amazing!!! 🙂 Can't wait to use that parts of speech freebie with my kiddos! Thank you!!! I love that picture of you on the surfboard! I can't wait to meet up with all of you SoCal bloggers again! That was too much fun! 🙂
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I'm pretty lucky Sandy! I'm going to finish the Hop now!
Awesome stuff! Thank you!
Marylin L'Hommedieu says
Awesome giveaway thank you.
Michelle Sanchez says
What an awesome giveawy!
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