lentil soup with arabic spices

lentil soup at kojo-designs

Guys, do you love soup as much as I do? I love love love soup, and my girls loves soup. My husband…he tolerates it. Me and the girls could eat this soup by itself for dinner once a week, but per the hubs request I usually serve it with grilled cheese, or as a side. [...]

the perfect star garland


Piper Jane wanted a sparkle party this year for her fourth birthday (well, actually, she wanted another sprinkle party… and then decided that a sparkle-party-with-lots-sprinkles would work instead). It’s such a fitting theme- that girl just exudes sparkles. So while I edit five hundred pictures, I thought I’d share the leather star garland how to. [...]

pumpkin pie ‘harvest popcorn’

harvest popcorn with yummy fall flavors!

Even though the weather here is still in the high 90’s, we try to make things feel as “fallish” as possible. We start burning fall candles, we decorate with fall leaves and pumpkins, we watch football, and we make this popcorn. A friend shared it with me a couple years ago and we make it [...]

how to make a sparkly confetti tutu

how to make a sparkly, confetti tutu

I absolutely love throwing smaller parties- I don’t do it very often (haha), but I love it! The two best parts of a more intimate gathering? Creating actual place settings and going nuts with the favors! And since my niece Keadryn’s Confetti Surprise Party was a cousin-only affair, I got to do both of those. [...]

sprinkled with love cloud baby shower

sprinkled with love cloud baby shower

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this Cloud themed “Sprinkled with Love” baby shower with y’all yet! This ‘sprinkle’ was thrown in honor of one of my dearest friends in Denver (miss you Jenny!), and was so much fun to put together. Menu Since the shower was on a Sunday afternoon, we served treats and [...]

citrus iced white tea

iced citrus white tea

Hi friends! I’m not gonna lie, as I look at pinterest, and friend’s facebook pages,  I am getting pretty jealous. It seems like fall is pretty near and things like pumpkin spiced lattes, football, and chilly weather are very close. This is the hardest season for me to live in a hot place because I [...]

free halloween treat labels

free printable treat labels

We’re thrilled to be participating in “Spooktacular” at eighteen twenty five again this year- head on over to check out some seriously fabulous fall and Halloween ideas. And while you’re there, pick up the free printable treat labels that we’re sharing today!

more juice!

juice recipes and combinations

Now that my whole30 is over, we have been juicing a ton around here (I missed it!)… Blood orange + grapefruit + tangelo Spinach + parsley + kale + green apple + pear + lemon Pear + carrot + green apple + kale + orange + grapefruit + cucumber + spinach Green apple + cucumber [...]

the most versatile dresser

the most versatile dresser

As we got ready to sell our house and leave Denver, we played a game with all of our furniture called “Sell or Store.” Almost everything went into the “Sell” category (our house buyers were the primary recipients of our Sell furniture), but there were some pieces of furniture that were either sentimental (everything from [...]

kale salad with tart cherries and pine nuts

kale salad with tart cherries and pine nuts

I kind of can’t believe I haven’t shared this salad with y’all yet. Given my affinity for kale salads. And tart cherries (I loooooooove them, y’all). And pine nuts. And goat cheese. Seriously, it’s like a Kirstin’s Favorite Things salad grand slam. This salad not a Whole30 compliant (because of the goat cheese and the [...]