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 […]

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 […]

we’ve landed

saipan

Hey friends! Just wanted to check in and let y’all know that we made it to Saipan! Thanks for all of your encouragement these last couple of weeks during the goodbye-ing, the traveling and the acclimating. We feel so lucky to be greeted by a whole welcome crew of kind, helpful (patient!) people. They have […]

moving madness

farewell tour of denver

Hey friends- just thought I’d check in from amidst the piles of boxes and suitcases and our ‘Denver farewell tour’ (which includes saying goodbye to both our favorite people and our favorite Denver/Colorado places like Garden of the Gods [above], Bonnie Brae Ice Cream, Tocabe, Duffeyroll, etc.). We are in the middle of full on […]

moving overseas!

moving to saipan

Hello friends! I have been meaning to write this post for, well, for the last few weeks, but attempting to cross all of the must-do items of my list each day has just about swallowed me up. As you probably gathered from the post title, we are moving! Overseas! To Saipan, more specifically, a little […]

home again (and some fun news)

middle east travel pictures

After the longest day of travel in the history of the world (ok, it wasn’t actually the longest travel day, it just felt like the longest travel day), the Smooches and I are back in Denver! As we try to reacclimate to winter and Mountain Standard Time, I thought I’d share some fun news (and […]

glimpses of our middle east trip

oman travel

Since February is, without a doubt, my least favorite month, and since my Cakepops (aka nieces across the ocean) are growing up quicker than my heart can handle, we are spending the month in middle east with Jordan and her family. And, I will be honest, I think my February blues could be solved with […]

a long long trip (and a lego travel tote)

lego travel tote by kojodesigns (inspired by if only they would nap!)

Here’s the thing about your sister living a thirty hour plane ride away- going to visit her requires a thirty hour plane ride. When I didn’t have kids, well honestly, I still thought the trip was pretty brutal. But kids add their own special spin to long trips. And by spin, I mean they strike […]

make a giant summer bucket list for $3

summer to do list poster

This week is Burke’s last week of school (can that be right?). And, since summer is my favorite of all seasons, I can’t wait to dive right into all that summer has to offer! I’m sure you’ve seen ‘summer bucket lists’ floating around- the idea is that your family makes a summer to do list […]