sequin covered wooden spoons

how to make sequin covered wooden spoons

I am a firm believer that glitter is the answer to many of life’s questions. A plain black dress needs a little something extra? Add sparkle and it comes to life. The same goes for party décor- there are these cute little wooden spoons that need to be glammed up to pair with Crème Brulee shot glasses. [...]

homemade apple butter (with a free printable label!)

homemade apple butter (and a free printable!)

It’s hard to believe that it has been a whole year since I was traveling to Idaho in the fall (so gorgeous!) to visit our youngest sister and meet my niece, Adi. Northern Idaho is so beautiful in October- one of my favorite things we did while I was visiting (other than serious cuddle time [...]

perfectly pineapple shirt how-to

easy pineapple shirt how to

My little beach baby is adjusting like a champ to island living. She swims, she snorkels, she doesn’t complain about the humidity. She also has quite the affection for tropical produce, none more than pineapple! One day, we were playing with sequins (yep, totally a normal occurrence around here) and noticed that pairing a big [...]

rotisserie chicken recipes

14 delicious ways to use a rotisserie chicken

The only thing I like better than delicious is delicious and easy… which pretty much makes rotisserie chicken my BFF. If you share my passion for rotisserie chicken, you’ll love this round up of fourteen fabulous ways to get an amazing meal on the table in a short amount of time. In fact, if you’re [...]

a kid’s travel guide to denver

Heading to Denver? This list of Denver Must-See's is perfect for families!

In preparation for our travels later this month, I have been scouring the internet for Hong Kong and Singapore City Guides, especially kid-friendly ones (if you have suggestions for us, I’m all ears!). And our recent Must-See travel list making has (unintentionally) generated quite the “When we go to Denver next Spring” to do list [...]

stacked chicken enchiladas

stacked green chile chicken enchiladas

One summer while I was in college, I lived in Mexico and worked at an orphanage. Every time I make these enchiladas this conversation from my time at the orphanage comes to mind: mexican friend: Jord, will you please make that American chicken dish again? The kids really liked it. me: What American food? I [...]

pumpkin cake with apple cider glaze

pumpkin cake with apple cider glaze

Kirst’s post yesterday about faking fall was so spot on. In case you’re new here (or have just forgotten), Kirst lives on a tropical island and I (Jord) live in the Middle East, so fall isn’t much of a “thing” either of us get to partake in. We totally compensate for the lack of changing [...]

faking fall in the tropics

faking fall in the tropics- making fall food while it's 90 degrees out

Pinterest is pretty much killing me right now, y’all. Fall is not even my favorite season (summer all the way!), but seeing the world of boots, sweaters, crunchy leaves and pumpkin-everything from afar without the chance to experience any of it has been harder than I anticipated. So we are following Jordan’s lead and faking [...]

make your own honey roasted barbeque sauce (aka chick fil a sauce)

honey roasted barbecue sauce (aka chickfila sauce) recipe- SO YUMMY!

Because almost all food items are shipped in by boat or airplane, and because the island we live on is only about 48 square miles, our access to things I’d consider ‘comfort food’ (and even pantry staples) is limited at best! Jord came up with a copycat Chick Fil A sauce recipe awhile back that [...]

woodland pie party (with a fabulous pie bar!)

What better way to ring in fall than with a pie party (complete with a pie-tasting buffet of course).

For how much we love pie during the summer (which is a lot… because, strawberry plus rhubarb), fall seems to waken a pie monster around here that Requires Pie. And More Pie. Pair the Pie Monster with the fact that there is this magical-woodland park here in Saipan and, really, it was only a matter [...]