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10 Tips To Make Spring Cleaning Easier

This post brought to you by Safeway, Inc.. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. Sunnier days are upon us and the temperature is slowly rising. You know what that means, spring cleaning! Personally I love … Read more

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3 Disgusting Facts Concerning Bathroom Habits

There is something about the holidays that send me into a cleaning frenzy. Maybe it’s the fact that I know an influx of “new” is going to be arriving in my house. Maybe it’s that our house, especially our bathroom, … Read more

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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 … Read more


Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Being energy efficient (or using less energy) is beneficial to my family in a variety of ways that affect us both directly and indirectly on a daily basis. Direct benefits include saving money and time while improving our quality of life.  At … Read more

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Beach Cottage Living Room Ideas and Inspiration

I’ve always had a love of coastal living interior design. When we rebuilt our previous home, I insisted on things like an open beam ceiling, wainscoting in the bathroom, walnut floors that reminded me of driftwood and white trim throughout. … Read more

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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 … Read more

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The Dirty Truth About the 5 Second Rule

Dropped grill items, ice cream cones that topple, pacifiers that hit the floor — most of us have employed the five-second rule at some point to salvage a lost item. Usually some helpful witness shouts out “5 Second Rule” to … Read more