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hAppy Friday: DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids

I’ve Got My Eyes On You, Valentine Valentines Day is right around the corner and I’ve already received the party announcement from Maddilyn’s teacher. Instead of handing out the generic Valentine’s Day cards, my preschooler and I decided to get … Read more

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DIY Seashell Christmas Ornaments

Aside from having a beautiful location in the Dominican Republic, one of the things I love most about our wedding is something I hadn’t even thought of in all my pre-planning – repurposing decor and items from our big day. … Read more

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DIY Glowing Unicorn Sugar Scrub

With the new year approaching, we all start thinking of ways to reset or start new. For many of us, we want to try and make healthier choices or take better care of ourselves and loved ones. So here is … Read more

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20 Beauty and the Beast Crafts and Recipes

Looking for a little Disney inspired fun at home? Check out these 20 awesome DIY Beauty and the Beast crafts, recipes and activities for the kids to enjoy. In 2017, the story and characters Disney fans know and love came to … Read more

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Creating a Guy Approved Easter Basket

Easter is going to be different this year. A lot of holidays will be this year as my husband will be “working away” for the better part of seven months as he deploys across the ocean. It’s our first deployment … Read more

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Doctor Strange Birthday Party Ideas

Something huge happened in February. No, not Valentine’s day. Marvel Studios DOCTOR STRANGE was released on DVD February 28th, just in time for spring and summer birthday parties. Pulling off a Dr. Strange birthday party isn’t as easy as say, … Read more

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5 Fun Ideas to Help Teach Kids About Geography

“Nearly three-quarters of eighth-graders tested below proficient in geography on the 2014 National Assessment of Educational Progress – also known as the Nation’s Report Card – and that’s almost exactly the same result as in 1994.” – U.S. News Sending … Read more

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Easy Last Minute Holiday Photo Gift Idea

I’m obsessed with photography, especially when my children and family are the subjects. The majority of my down time is spent learning photojournalism techniques to better document their lives as they happen. The end result is that my family gets a … Read more

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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 … Read more

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7 Crafts for the Lunar New Year

As 2015 comes to an end, we prepare ourselves for the celebrations and traditions to welcome the arrival of the New Year. However, not everyone celebrates the new year according to the standard Gregorian calendar. For Asians all over the world, including Asian-Americans, they are … Read more

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Quick and Easy Last Minute DIY Gifts

There is something to be said about giving a thoughtful gift that you made yourself. Something that can’t be bought in a store. Something that no one else will give. Being a shutterbug, I especially love gifts that include photos, … Read more

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Miles from Tomorrowland DIY Starlight Nightlight

There is something kids find magical about outer space. It’s infinite stars, mysterious depths and hidden secrets seems to lure them. If you have a little astronomer in your home, you HAVE to know about the Perseid meteor shower. The Perseids … Read more

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Sweeten Your Next Party with Personalized M&M’s

This post brought to you by My M&M’S. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. My son’s first birthday is fast approaching, and it is a bittersweet time for me. The innocent, helpless, little baby … Read more