how to make a rainbow of dipped ice cream cones

how to make rainbow dipped ice cream cones

As our calendars move closer and closer to September, we are trying to eek out every last ounce of summer- and what better end of summer treat than ice cream in these fabulously festive dipped cones? To make this gorgeous rainbow of sprinkle-dipped waffle cones you’ll need waffle cones, white chocolate bark (or white chocolate [...]

fantastic (free!) outlined fonts

fabulous free outlined fonts

I love bubble fonts. They make me feel a little bit like I am making giant signs for student council in junior high (side note- isn’t it funny that junior high isn’t a thing anymore?). And since my mind is on all things back to school right now, I figured I should probably share some [...]

DIY polka dot magazine file boxes

DIY file folders- add gold foil stickers or polka dotted paint for an easy office project

These polka dotted magazine file boxes were one of my favorite DIY projects that I made for my sewing room. They’re so easy to make, uber functional (the perfect spot for my pile of instruction manuals and other useful, but not pretty, items!), and the polka dots are perfection! To make the painted boxes, I [...]

pink donut bar

pink donut buffet

There is something about living on this oh-so-bright island that makes me want to douse everything in a liberal shower of pink (ok, I kind of feel like that all the time, but the pink-pull is even stronger with the festival of pink flowers, sunsets, and even houses, all around me). And then I found [...]

getting to know your teacher (a free printable survey!)

getting to know you teacher survey- find out all of your kids' teachers favorite things with this free printable!

Y’all might remember that once upon a time, I was an elementary school teacher. Watching first hand just how hard teachers work made me think again and again, “I can’t wait until we have kids and they have teachers I can spoil!” Well, we are here! And to help us out along the finding-fun-treats-for-Miss-Kristy path, [...]

lime and toasted coconut crusted chicken (whole 30 compatible!)

paleo coconut limed crusted chicken recipe- whole 30 compliant and so delicious!

Oh toasted coconut, how I love thee. Alone… or on these amazing coconut lime chicken strips… or with crushed macadamia nuts and bananas…. It’s love I tell you. And this recipe for lime and toasted coconut crusted chicken strips (a hybrid of this fried chicken recipe and some lime-coconut chicken strips Jord tried in Oman) [...]

settling into island living…

settling in saipan

As we pass the two month mark of arriving here in Saipan, I thought I’d post a little update on how we’re acclimating to our new home. I know many of you who are interested in ‘real life’ updates follow us on instagram (currently our Saipan-update channel), so some of this will already sound familiar. This move [...]

Lego birthday party favors

Lego birthday party favor ideas

I tend to overdo it when it comes to party favors. I am trying to get better, but failing miserably. Burke’s Lego party favors were no exception. The good news is that my favor over board-ness provides a whole list of Lego birthday party favor ideas. For example- -Lego chocolates- In yellow boxes with Lego [...]

DIY decor for a Lego themed birthday party

DIY Lego Party Decor Ideas

There are just so many great DIY decor ideas for a Lego Birthday Party! A few of my favorites (and ones that I tried for Burke’s Lego Party)- -Lego filled balloons- Easy and fabulous, all you need is a pack of clear balloons, a small handful of tiny Legos and some helium. Instant fun. -Lego [...]

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 [...]