how to make toasted coconut

how to make homemade toasted coconut

There is still more Lego Party goodness to come, but sharing the amazingness of homemade toasted coconut cannot wait one more minute. If you follow us on instagram, you know that I started the Whole30 last week. And this toasted coconut has been the tastiest Whole30 staple ever. I made it for a seriously yummy toasted [...]

a DIY menu for a Lego themed birthday party

DIY Lego birthday party menu- ideas and DIYs from this Lego party and links to many more Lego food ideas!

Since the building blocks (get it- haha!) of a great Lego themed birthday party are rectangles and circles, the sky is literally the limit for how to DIY all of the Lego party details. Not only are these Lego party foods easy to put together, their joy-stirring effects far outweigh the fairly minimal effort they [...]

lego parties are awesome

Lego birthday party treat table

We left Denver a mere two weeks after Burke’s sixth birthday… which means, of course, that his birthday party was quite the affair (gotta go out with a bang, right?). That kid lo-oves Legos. Like, I am pretty sure this is not the last Lego birthday party I will plan for him, that’s how much [...]

lego filled balloons

Lego filled balloons

I am finally putting together the post about Burke’s Lego Birthday Party… and thought I’d share one of his favorite parts as a preview. After filling clear balloons with confetti… and more confetti… the Lego party required a new twist! And little mini Legos are the perfect sub for confetti. I seriously cannot wait to show [...]

how to quickly make a whole pile of confetti

how to easily make a whole pile of confetti

As I was gathering pictures for the confetti tutu tutorial (it’s forthcoming), I remembered a trick I stumbled upon as I was prepping the Confetti Surprise Party that was a game changer for me and thought I’d pass it along. If you’re planning a confetti party (or confetti fight), the demand for confetti will be [...]

denver house tour

denver_house_tour

As the grand finale to the least conventional of all home tours (the one that happened mostly after we sold our house- haha!), I thought I’d share all of the house before-and-afters. Kitchen Living Room Stair Nook Kids Room Downstairs bathroom Upstairs bathroom Office/Craft Room Mud room There sure was a ton of orange wood, [...]

simple sides- grilled brussel sprouts

how to grill brussel sprouts

I am one of ‘those people’ that really, truly love brussel sprouts. Love them. And a plate full of grilled brussel sprouts is one of my favorite side dishes, though not as easy to find here in Saipan as they were in Denver. However, if you can find some, this simple summer-y side is beyond simple [...]

tuna mango sliders with citrus mayo

tuna mango slider recipe

One of the greatest benefits of living on an island is the prevalence of fabulous, fresh seafood at every turn (I have been so thankful that Burke and Pi love fish!). We have been trying out all sorts of tuna recipes, but this one for tuna mango sliders (using yet another readily available Saipan-staple) is my [...]

DIY polka dot ‘confetti’ shirt

DIY polka dot pocket shirt

Coming up with Confetti Party favors for the girls was simple- twirly, sparkly confetti filled tutus. When I asked Burke what kind of polka dotted favor I could make him, he replied, “Are there confetti Legos?” Haha! This simple shirt with a polka dot pocket (and some bouncy balls!) was my non-Lego answer. To make [...]

how to make a glittery, sparkly monogram

how to make a sparkly, glitter-covered monogram

One of the trickiest parts of having a girl-boy shared bedroom was trying to keep it non-girly but also adding feminine touches for Piper Jane (since it was her room too, afterall). Mostly, those touches come in the form of sparkles. My personal favorite was the glittered P monogram hanging above her bed. I’m sure you’ve caught [...]