Budget Friendly DIY Bridal Shower Party Décor

This post brought to you by Dollar General. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. My sister is getting married this summer, and I am the maid of honor. As many of you know, this requires a lot of work, but I am more than …

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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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11 Ideas for Homemade Christmas Gifts

The Holidays have arrived! Like most people, December is my most expensive month of the year. Not only do I have to buy for Christmas, but there are three family birthdays in December as well as mine. With five siblings, four nieces, one nephew, and my own son, I don’t …

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DIY Mary Poppins Costume: Right From Your Closet

Wouldn’t it be great if we all had a Mary Poppins in our life? Someone who makes the kids enjoy doing their chores and sing Super-Cala-Fragilistic-Expialidocious while whipping up a delicious dinner. Ahh the life. While we can’t all be Mary Poppins, we could totally dress up like her – …

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DIY Random Acts of Kindness Jar Craft

It’s the beginning of a new school year and a fresh new start. New pencils and paper, friends new and old, and a whole new curriculumn. But back-to-school season is the perfect time for parents to reinforce valuable life lessons at home. Because in the end, lessons of kindness and gratitude can …

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DIY Mason Jar Back To School Gift For Teachers

Last year was Maddilyn’s first year of preschool and along with it came many other first. Being the shopaholics we are, we loved ‘first’ back to school shopping. In addition to the fun new clothes, backpack and school supplies we also wanted to contribute to the classroom. According to a 2013 …

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Because Life is a Special Occasion

The day my husband (then fiancee) and I found out we were pregnant there were many mixed emotions. On the one hand, we had a solid relationship and knew we would provide more love to our baby than anyone possibly could. On the other, we were not in an ideal place in …

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5 Ways To Update Your Bathroom on A Budget

This post brought to you by Listerine. All opinions are 100% mine. 5 Ways To Update Your Bathroom on A Budget Easy, cost effective and DIY ideas for updating the look of your bathroom while sticking to a budget. Switch Out The Hardware Even the most novice DIY'er can change a …

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hAppy Wedding Wednesday: DIY Wedding Cake Card

I first saw this adorable birthday cake card on the ZINK hAppy blog as a great idea for Mom. I decided to put my own spin on it for my sister’s bridal shower and turn it into a wedding cake card. This card is pretty easy to put together but …

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Create A Sweet Pampering Kit with this DIY Citrus Sugar Scrub

It’s difficult to maintain friendships when one of your best friends lives 700 miles away from you. Even in today’s digital age, no matter how “close” you feel, it can be hard to stay connected. We both live busy lives with work, family and all the extras that life brings, but …