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How to Make the Ultimate Mint Cookies and Coffee Milkshake

We’re in the middle of a heat wave and all I can think of is ice cream. Luckily, school just started back up, and the hubby is at work all day so I get to indulge in whatever I want without having to hide in the closet or the chicken …


How to Get a Copy of Your Birth Certificate When You Need it FAST

A recent experience – renewing my son’s passport last minute – ended up being WAY more than I bargained for, but I’ve learned there’s an easier way for next time. Read on to learn how to get a copy of your birth certificate fast! I stood in the middle of …


How to successfully manage a multi-author blog with Coschedule

Over the last five years, Surf and Sunshine grew from a venture into the unknown to a full-time job depending on a team of talented contributors lending their voices on topics such as travel, entertainment, technology, DIY, parenting, and recipes. I’ve said time and again that my success would not …


20 Funny Things Every Mother Does While Cleaning the House

Be honest, how many of this list of 20 things every mother does while cleaning the house, are you guilty of?  When you find yourself cleaning the same rooms of your house nearly every single day, you start to notice patterns. Like how rotten milk in a lost sippy cup …

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DIY Guardians of the Galaxy Halloween Costume Ideas

Don’t just buy the same Guardians of the Galaxy Halloween Costume that 100 other people will be wearing this year, make your own with these DIY ideas! Fall is just around the corner, and you know what that means…Time to pick out a Halloween costume! I know we are just …

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5 Very Real Signs You Might Need Reading Glasses

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Foster Grant Readers. No one likes to admit they’re getting older or gasp! that it might be time for readers. Lucky for us, reading glasses aren’t what they used to be. And by used to be, I mean crotchety …

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Mommy and Me Quinoa Grain Bowl Recipe with Blueberries

Making healthy food choices is best taught when you lead by example. Try our Mommy and Me Grain Bowl Recipe to get even your youngest or pickiest eater to try quinoa. Mommy and Me Grain Bowl with Quinoa and Blueberries Ingredients 4 cups of washed mixed greens for sautéing (I …

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An Active DIY Sight Word Game to Play Outdoors

This active outdoor DIY Sight Word Game is a super way to help engage children that are on the cusp of early reading but may find themselves more interested in other activities. If your child or little ones you care for happen to be really into vehicles, wagons, bikes – …

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Halloween Tempura Hot Dog Octopus Bites Recipe

Adorably creepy, these Halloween Tempura Hot Dog Octopus Bites will fly–or swim–off the party table, with or without a plunge in the Asian-style sauce. Halloween is such a fun time of year for food. I always love seeing how creative people can get with food and party decorations. This year …


20 Beautiful Beach Wedding Dresses You Can Buy on Etsy

The biggest regret I have from my wedding day is that I didn’t get married on the beach. At the time, I was very young and not even sure who I really was, and I was certain if I didn’t have a “traditional” wedding, I would regret it. Looking back …


12 of the Most Stunning Sunsets Worth Taking an End of Summer Road Trip For

t is better to see something once, than to hear about it a thousand times ~ Asian Proverb The sun is getting close to setting on summer, and it is the perfect time for one more quick road trip. All over North America, there are breathtaking landscapes that make for …

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These Disney Descendants Costume Ideas are Perfect for Halloween

With each new release, Disney’s Descendants just keeps getting better and no kid seems to be immune. Even mine! I won’t be surprised at all if our neighborhood is filled with little Carlos, Mals, Evies and Umas this Halloween, especially with the release of Disney’s Descendants 2 on DVD Aug 15th. …

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From Hilarious to Scary, 8 Parents Recount Hospital Visits They’ll Never Forget

If you ask a group of parents to share their most memorable hospital visits, chances are, almost everyone is going to have a story. It seems that finding yourself in the doctor’s office or emergency room in a predicament you never imagined is almost a right of passage in parenthood. …


Create DIY Halloween Costumes Inspired By Your Favorite Netflix Shows

That awesome ninja costume you saw at the mall. A football uniform he coordinated with his best friend. Or maybe a superhero super-costume? No matter which get-up your kids (finally) land on, we can all agree on one thing – kids spend a lot of time figuring out what they …

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If You Love Saving Money and Convenience, You’re Going to Adore Crate Space

Are you one of the many people that have found it easier to shop online for household products? Why drive to the store, brave the crowded aisles, self scan your own items (am I the only one that is annoyed by this?) or haul heavy bags when you can just …

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Crockpot Slow Cooker Smoked Kielbasa and BBQ Baked Beans

Ok. So I’m a little late to the slow cooker game, but better late than never, right? I had actually purchased a small 3 quart cheapie crockpot many years ago and had it tucked away in the dark recesses of our kitchen cabinets for years. We recently needed to reheat …