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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

10 realities of being married to a DIY maven (and food blogger)

10 realities of being married to a DIY maven and food blogger

When Jordan’s husband Drew sent this post over (unsolicited, I might add- we didn’t even give him so much as a ‘prompt’), I pretty much died. And after laughing for a solid half hour as I read this out loud to Adam (who offered stories to support most of the points and also said he has [...]

make a simple leather tote

how to make a simple leather tote

It’s funny the power that the seasonal rhythms hold over my creative mind- I am living in the land of endless summer (well, currently the land of crazy rain and typhoon warnings, but you get my drift). And yet, my mind swirls with cozy, texture-y ideas like big pom pom lined throws and pumpkin-y treats [...]

freezer cooking sampler- ten different freezer meals

Ready to try Freezer Crockpot Cooking? But want to find freezer cooking recipes your family actually likes? Make this sampler of ten DIFFERENT freezer meals.

So I know that one of the main ideas behind Freezer Crockpot Cooking (well, all freezer cooking, really) is making dinner time easier. And I also know that batch cooking is one of the easiest ways to accomplish that. However, I also know that freezer crockpot cooking carries with it a bit of a learning [...]

the perfect star garland

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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. [...]

how to make a sparkly confetti tutu

confetti tutu tutorial

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. [...]