a few of my favorite things GIVEAWAY

favorite things giveaway

This annual Favorite Things giveaway is my very favorite of the whole year. I love gathering my favorite things and putting them in a fun package (well, in this case, a fabulous leather clutch that I whipped up) for one of you! Also, I love hopping around and checking out the other blogger’s giveaways- I always get […]

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 […]

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 […]

checking in- life lately

soda bottles

A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled on a kojo post from a few years ago, in the days before Pinterest, before many of the ‘bigger’ features that really grew our readership, before the blog became my actual job… And as I read it, I realized that I hardly ever do just checking in posts […]

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 […]

the best news of 2013

customized 2013 blog planner by kojodesigns

I know, I know, we’re only eleven hours in. But I have some seriously great news that I feel the need to share immediately. Get ready for it. My 2013 planner is completely blog (and chore!) customized. See, I have a thing for lists. And a thing for planners. And a thing for organization. So […]

merry and bright (and white!)

family christmas eve

Happy Christmas friends! Three things that make today absolutely fantastic- 1-It’s CHRISTMAS! Woohoo! 2- Jordan and her family are in the States for the holidays. They are making their way toward Denver as I type this, so maybe as you read this, we’ll already be together? I am absolutely giddy- so excited to hug my […]