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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 …

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Our Most Creative Ways to Use a Tile Bluetooth Tracker

If you haven’t heard of Tile yet, it’s a tiny water resistant bluetooth tracker that helps find your lost stuff in seconds. Attach, stick, or place Tiles inside everyday items and keep track of them in an easy-to-use app. The app allows you to ring lost items just like you’d …


The Nightmares of Surrogacy and the Psychological Thriller: Inconceivable

What was it like the first time you had to leave your child in the care of others? Were you terrified by the thought of someone else tending to your child’s needs? Did you have a trusted family member that you knew would do a great job? As mothers, most …

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The Perfect Weekend in Santa Barbara: Luxury, Wine and Adventure

I think we can all agree that life is full of, well, life. You never know what tomorrow, or even today, will bring. Whether it be hectic, joyous, disappointing, exciting, stressful or satisfying – I’m always looking for more. More what? More experiences. More food. More laughter. More discoveries. More …

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The Best Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Recipe Ever!

I love the smells and tastes of the seasons, especially summer. Even though back to school is already upon us, we’re still the thick of summer sunshine and long days here in southern California, which means trying to come up with refreshing new concoctions to share with friends. This is …


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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Rohto. The opinions and text are all mine.   If you’re just now stumbling across my blog, or if you’ve been here a while it’s apparent that I love to share my passion for food, travel, and technology. But …


Back to School Brownie Bars Recipe

That’s right. I said Back to School. I can’t believe summer is almost over! Well here is a treat that will surely make any student (or teacher!) smile – a quick and easy back to school brownie bars recipe. Back to School Brownie Bars Recipe INGREDIENTS Little Debbie Brownies (I …

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Halloween Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Sausage Mummies

I know you’ve seen them. Those super cute Hot Dog Mummies that are spreading like wildfire on Pinterest lately. I’ve had a few pictures pinned since last year and decided this was the year to give them a go. I had a quick family meeting with Ben and we decided …


Travel Quote: Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire 🔥💕

A post shared by Jeana S (@surfandsunshineblog) on Jul 26, 2017 at 2:25pm PDT Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire 🔥💕 Photo taken in Costa Rica at Sunset 🌅 #costaricasunset #lovequotes #lovedeeply #inspirationquotes


11 Love Lock Locations Around the World Where You Can Lock Up Your Love

Did anyone watch “The Bachelorette” with Emily Maynard? Remember the one on one date with John in Prague, when he tries unsuccessfully to place their padlock on the fence covered in locks? I’d never heard about “love locks” before watching that episode, but apparently its a hugely popular trend, especially in Europe. …


20 Minute Garlic Parmesan Panko Crusted Chicken Parmigiana Recipe

While I usually like to make meals from scratch, some days are busier than others and it’s simply more important to be able to whip up a quick meal so I can spend those extra few minutes with my family instead. While it’s easy to fall into the “let’s order …

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Bento Box Breakdown: Panda Onigiri and Friends

On my never-ending quest to get my 4 year old son to eat more, I’ve become obsessed with making cute Bento Box lunches. This Panda and Friends Bento Box was my very first attempt and I thought surely, it was more food than he could finish for lunch. I couldn’t …