sparkle party preview (and a jamberry giveaway!)


I have been editing pictures from Piper Jane’s glittery, sparkle-y birthday party all week and can’t wait to share them with you. There was a whole table of sparkle-y treats… …a Churro bar… …and glitter in all directions. Seriously, cannot wait to share all of the details! We also started a new tradition- Piper got [...]

baby shower gift- custom name onesie

DIY embroidered custom name onesie

I haven’t put together a custom embroidered name onesie in months… but every time I do, I remember why I love making these so much- they’re literally the perfect baby shower gift! In fact, I paired this “Lily” onesie for Burke’s teacher with a diaper clutch and a few other cute outfits… fun right? As [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]