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 [...]

DIY cocktail napkins- birthday gift idea

DIY cocktail napkins

I’m excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including my DIY cocktail napkins. I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive ideas and free printables! All week long, Kristen is sharing birthday tips and giveaways so be [...]

burke and piper’s shared room

kid's shared room

Hello friends! We spent the last week moving into our rental in Saipan. It is just the opposite of our house in Denver- built this century, big, and very ‘coastal.’ I will try to take pictures this week for a little tour. All of the new had me scrolling through old house pictures this weekend- [...]

super salads: peach pecan & goat cheese salad

peach, pecan and goat cheese salad

One thing I have been loving this summer as we make our rounds in the USA is all the simple al fresco meals we have been able to share with friends. Grill some chicken and veggies, make a salad, pour some ice tea and enjoy time with friends chatting and laughing and just enjoying summer. [...]

3 ingredient mango ice cream

homemade three ingredient gluten free ice cream

Ok, so I have to admit that I probably wouldn’t have made this three-ingredient mango ice cream minus the glaring lack of affordable ice cream options on the island of Saipan. Well, and also the fact that Adam’s sweet assistants keep bringing us bags (and bags!) of mangoes. But now that we’ve tried it (it’s [...]