2017 Hottest Toys for Your Holiday Gift Wishlist
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2017 Hottest Toys for Your Holiday Gift Wishlist

That time of year is back! If you haven’t been helping your kids write their list for Santa, now is the time to start brainstorming. Each year it seems the toys get bigger, better and smarter. Don’t wait until the last minute to start doing your research. Best Buy always …

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No Ordinary Bird: 9 Unusual Turkey Recipes for the Holidays

Roasted turkey is a traditional and delicious holiday meal. Why not try one of these 9 unusual turkey recipes (that are also crazy awesome!) to shake up the menu? Gobble, gobble, gobble! Roasted turkey is probably the most popular holiday meal for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you’re tired of …

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I Won’t Be Home for the Holidays…20 Excuses to Avoid Holidays with the Family

Let’s be real…For most people the holidays are extremely stressful. There are judgmental in-laws, critical mothers, tantrum throwing children, on top of the non-stop cleaning, cooking and buying. Despite all of this, people often plaster on a smile and act as if it is the most wonderful, spectacular time of …

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Unique Holiday Traditions From Around The World

A serious case of wanderlust leaves one viewing holidays as the perfect time to travel. Wouldn’t it be interesting to experience the holidays in a different part of the world each year? As one of the most celebrated holidays in the world, Christmas, as we know it today, is a …

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14 Ugly Christmas Sweaters You NEED in Your Closet

                                        Ugly Christmas Sweaters You NEED     Disney Women’s Mickey Minnie Heart Hands Christmas Sweater What’s cuter than Mickey and Minnie under the mistletoe.    Women’s Santa Sloth Ugly Christmas …

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10 Ways to Make Quick Cash for the Holidays

There are only a few weeks left until Christmas…so the number one question is how many paychecks do you have left to buy gifts? Overspending has become just another part of the stress of the holidays. Instead of charging all those gifts, try making some quick cash instead. It might …

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3 Easy DIY Christmas Decor Projects

Let’s face it, I’ve never really been one for knick knacks or decorating for the season. Christmas is probably the one exception where I break out a couple of family ugly christmas sweater photos, hang lights on the house and decorate the Christmas tree. Yeah, I go all out! This …

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7 Ideas for Meaningful Gifts

We spend countless hours searching out the very best gifts for our loved ones. Scouring the stores for a meaningful item, a functional present, and we find ourselves tired and frustrated resolving to buy whatever we can at the last minute just to cross it off the list.  This year, …

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KMart’s Fab15 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

Do you remember creating your Christmas or holiday wish list as a kid? I can remember a few of mine, mostly because like kids tend to do, they were the hottest items of the season. One year, when I was incredibly young, it was a singing, talking Barney plush. Another …

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Free Printable Letter to Santa Templates and How To Get a Reply!

My daughter has been mentally working on her Christmas list since Halloween but in these last few days, after the passing of Thanksgiving, it’s taken on quite a frenzy. The Toys R Us catalog has been examined, holiday toy commercials analyzed and the American Girl catalog has notes on every …

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18 Useful Christmas gifts for kids (that they won’t hate!)

There are less than 10 Fridays until Christmas. Can you believe it? Before you know it we will all be making our list and checking them twice to make sure we haven’t forgotten someone under the tree. But before you head out to get the toys and clothes and gadgets …

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5 Unique Christmas Vacation Destinations For A White Christmas

The holidays are busy time of year so what better excuse for those with wanderlust to plan an escape? For me, it isn’t the Holidays without snow covered roof tops and holiday lights down main street. It’s all the extras these towns have to offer that make them unique christmas …

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Save While You Spend During the Holidays

This post brought to you by Chase Ultimate Rewards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. Less than 2 weeks – That is how much time is left before Christmas! So, I only have one question – Are you done with your holiday shopping? If you …

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Candy Filled Holiday Sugar Cookies Recipe

Growing up my family was spread across the state and the country which meant it was hard to get together often. But the holidays were a time when everyone came home no matter how far they had to traveled. I never recalled a time when someone missed out on Christmas …

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10 Beach Cottage Christmas Decor Ideas

The sea is calling this holiday season and we’ve put together a list of 10 Beach Cottage Christmas Decor Ideas inspired by surf, sand, sea shells, and casual beach cottages. These vintage holiday stockings were provided to my family by and are available exclusively from Red Envelope. A first for us, I’m betting these will be …

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Holiday Recipes: White Chocolate Pretzels and M&Ms Chocolate Espresso Peppermint Bites

This post brought to you by Glad & M&M’S®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. My grandmother taught me how to cook and bake from an early age. Last week as we stood around her kitchen island watching my daughter and niece bake sugar cookies …

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