Easy Valentines Day Treats
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5 Easy Valentines Day Treats

When Maddilyn entered her first year of preschool, I was excited to bake treats for the Holidays. I had never been much of a baker but pinterest beckond with all of it’s sweet confections. Classroom treats were the perfect excuse to get baking, with a little left over for home too. …

Trail Mix

6 Delicious Homemade Trail Mix Recipes

The holidays are a busy time for everyone and I admit that today the craziness of it all got to me. I woke up late and had a million and one things to do before noon. Then it was going to be a 3 hour car ride across the state …

Christmas Cookie Tins

Best Christmas cookie recipes to leave for Santa and his crew

He sees you when you’re sleeping..He knows when you’re awake..He knows if you’ve been bad or good..So be good for goodness sake! Santa Claus is coming to town in just 19 short days. The christmas list has been composed and send.The advent calendar is counting down and the tree is …

No Ordinary Bird: Unusual Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Best Wines to Pair with Thanksgiving Dinner

Wine can be a tricky pairing during Thanksgiving meals. There are so many flavors happening upon your pallet, from salty and savory turkey, to rich dressing, tart cranberries and sweet pies. It can seem impossible to find a wine that plays well with everything. Instead of committing to just one …

Bacon and Goat Cheese Bites

Easy GameDay Recipe: Bacon and Spinach Goat Cheese Bites

This post brought to you by SOLO® Brand Products. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. With Labor Day weekend marking the beginning of football season football fans everywhere prepared for tailgating season. 16 teams playing a combined 256 games over the course of a …


Game Day Chipotle Mango Meatball Recipe

Football season is upon on us and living rooms across the country are being taken over each Sunday to the sounds of fans rooting for their teams. Even though I’m not a huge fan of football, what I do love are game day traditions and food. My favorite game day …

cranberry brie bites recipe

6 Of Our Favorite Holiday Dishes + Appliances From Best Buy To Make Them A Breeze

Can you believe it’s nearly October? For me, October is the start of the Holiday season. In the following three months we have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas just a month apart from each other and it got my thinking about all of the delicious dishes that come along with these …

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Bento Box Mouse + Chia Berry Smoothie Recipe

As parents we face a variety of concerns regarding the welfare of our children. Are they watching too much TV? Are they doing well in school? Are their friends a good influence? Among our top concerns are their nutrition, which seems to me causes the most angst during their toddler …

Pizza Nachos

Inspiration For Your Family Movie Night + Pizza Nachos Recipe

The school year is in full swing by now. We’re back to our routines, sports and an increasingly busier calendar. These days families spend their time on homework, soccer practice, PTA Meetings, play dates and if you’re lucky – the occasional family night. One of our favorite family night traditions are …

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Easy 20 Minute Beef Tips and Rice Recipe

It’s the first day of the school year and I’m already behind. By the time five o’clock rolled around this afternoon I hadn’t even thought about tonights dinner menu. So what’s a mom to do? She goes for a family favorite – Beef Tips and Jasmine Rice. It’s all done within …