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Save While You Spend During the Holidays

This post brought to you by Chase Ultimate Rewards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Surf and Sunshine. Less than 2 weeks – That is how much time is left before Christmas! So, I only have one question … 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

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A Sweet But Sugar Free Easter Basket Idea

It’s less than a week to Easter and the Easter Bunny had not prepared a single basket for our house! Walking down the aisles of our supermarket, he looked high and low at the Easter supplies. Tall baskets, small baskets … Read more

Holiday Party Decor Ideas

Fun and Easy Holiday Party Decor Ideas

We look for any excuse we can to get together with family and friends. One of my favorite occasions are holiday parties! While we have not hosted our own Christmas party (yet) I have been toying with the idea this … Read more

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The Happiest Place on Earth #JustGotMerrier

Spending Christmas time at Disneyland is an iconic tradition. The Christmas Day Parade that airs Christmas morning on ABC is only a hint at the magic at the happiest place on Earth. The way the snow settles on Sleeping Beauty’s … Read more

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Perfectly Unique Present Wrapping Ideas

Get your wrapping paper arsenal ready, because the season of giving is upon us. It seems like every year I use the same roll of ornament printed paper to wrap everyone’s gifts in an all too uniform fashion. If the … Read more

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Donate Love on Giving Tuesday

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and what's next? How about Giving Tuesday? After a weekend of eating leftovers and waiting all night for new TVs and DVD players, taking … Read more

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A Healthier Pumpkin Pie Recipe #CansGetYouCooking

Fall is my favorite time of year for two words: pumpkin spice. Lattes, muffins, truffles, donuts, and even ice cream get smothered in fall’s favorite flavor, but unfortunately most of those foods are packed with calories and little nutrition. My … Read more


Perfect Holiday West Coast Winter Getaways

There’s nothing I love more than traveling in the wintertime. Exploring new cities that are beautifully appointed with holiday decorations, to trying new foods that any other time of the year my diet wouldn’t allow, traveling during the holidays is … Read more