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Tips for Relocating to a Different Climate

Moving from one home to another is among life’s most dreaded regular events. Home searching, packing, preparation, and heavy lifting can become full-time jobs in the weeks preceding your move, and once you’ve made it to the new home, the … Read more

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How to Scout Out Retirement Destinations

It’s one of the most important decisions of a person’s golden years: where to retire. And for those who’ve lived in one place or region for a long time (perhaps even their entire lives), figuring out a new place to … Read more

Handmade in California – Bath, Body and Home

Handmade beach inspired products for your home, bath and body. Always all natural, chemical and cruelty free ingredients 🥰 I also make unique art and jewelry using sea glass and real sand collected from my travels around the world. Carefully … Read more

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10 Ways to Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space

If you’re anything like me, you love spending time outdoors. There’s something about the fresh air and open space that just feels good. But let’s be honest, your outdoor living space could probably use a little upgrade, right? The typical … Read more

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A Local’s Guide to Charleston SC

While I currently live in Texas, I was born and raised in South Carolina and I’m a southern girl inside and out! In my adult life I’ve lived in South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Wisconsin and now Texas. And I’ve been … Read more

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Things to Do in the Falkland Islands

Have you always wanted to visit Falkland Islands? The Falkland Islands (also known as Islas Malvinas) are a place of wonder and peaceful ambiance surrounded only by the eternal blue swelling of ocean water. A variety of wildlife call these … Read more

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The Tastiest Fruit You’ve Never Heard Of: Rambutan

If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t heard of rambutan before. That’s understandable; after all, this tropical fruit is native to Southeast Asia and isn’t commonly found in Western supermarkets. But trust us when we say that rambutan is … Read more

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Best Vacation Spots for 2022

If you’re like me, you get the old travel bug, the itch to spread your wings and travel to someplace far off and exotic every couple of months.  Your idea of an exotic location may not be the same as … Read more

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Getting Ready for Spring and Summer 2022

Are you ready for spring and summer 2022? I know I am! With most of the northern hemisphere still experiencing chilly weather, it’s hard to imagine a time when you’ll be sipping a frozen cocktail by a beach somewhere or … Read more

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5 Healthy Summer Skincare Tips

While it’s essential to care for your skin year-round, our skin needs change along with the season. Even if you’re living in a beachside climate, the weather still fluctuates during the cooler months, and your skin needs time to adjust … Read more

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The Best Surf Spots in Mexico

If you’re looking for some excitement on your next vacation, nothing beats the thrill of a surfing adventure. There are heaps of sun-kissed destinations to choose from for surfing in Mexico, and it offers unbeatable conditions in a paradise setting. … Read more

Fun and Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

13 Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas

I know guys think women are hard to shop for, but when trying to find the perfect gift for your groomsmen, it may seem the opposite is true. Sure, you can always get them cuff links or a flask, but … Read more

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Best Spring Break Vacations in California

Looking for the best place to spend your spring break? California has endless possibilities, whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach getaway or an action-packed adventure. Springtime in California is a beautiful thing. The weather is perfect, the flowers are … Read more