how to sew a simple girl’s dress

the easiest ever reversible dress- how to sew one up during nap time today!

Piper loves to look through my fabric. I don’t have a ton here in Saipan, so it’s a short exercise, but it always (always!) ends in a request for a dress (or a stuffed unicorn) using whichever fabric she loves most that particular day. Now, these dresses-and-unicorns hardly ever come to fruition (the girl wears a […]

bangkok city guide- a travel guide for families

bangkok city guide- a travel guide for families

Today’s post is so fun- this Bangkok City Guide, written by the ever-fabulous Adrianna from CrafterHours, is part of our family travel guides series. If you like to travel with kids, be sure to check out our city guides (and stay tuned- we have some great tours lined up this year). Hi! My name is […]

family travel- kid friendly city guides (the series)

family travel guides- kid friendly city guides

Guys, we seriously could not be more excited about a series that we’re launching this year- city guides for families that are traveling with kids! We both love (love LOVE) traveling. And we’re both trying to pass on this passion to our kiddos by, you guessed it, seeing as much of the world as possible […]

chicken parmesan casserole

chicken parmesan casserole

Chicken Parmesan is one of my favorite favorite dishes to make for a dinner party. It is actually pretty simple, but feels so fancy and everyone loves it. Making it as a casserole, instead of individually baking each piece of chicken under the broiler, makes it a lot easier to make for a crowd. If […]

DIY snake plush toy

DIY snake plush toy- what a great gift idea (and so easy to make!)

Burke has been infatuated with reptiles since he was little, and he has a special place in his heart for snakes- stuffed snakes, snake exhibits at the zoo, plastic snakes, snakes in our yard (thankfully there aren’t many of those, and the ones we have aren’t poisonous!). He always points out these cute stuffed snakes […]

luau first birthday party

luau- the most tropical of hawaiian parties

I mentioned last week that my sweet friend Mylyn hosted a luau first birthday party, heavy on the endless summer vibe. The party decor was dotted with perfectly island-y- pineapples wearing sunglasses… …the treat table was pineapple heavy (and also super simple)…. …and rows of coconuts made perfect luau drinks! Between tons of real pineapples… […]

our first winter in the tropics

saipan winter update

I’d intended to do Saipan updates more frequently (besides what I post on instagram). In fact, I’ve had “six month Saipan update” on my Kojo post list for… well, for the last three months. Haha! How about a nine month update instead? Overall, we are doing really well! This little season has been a complete 180 […]

party themes- sprinkled with love party ideas

party theme ideas- 24 sprinkled with love party ideas

Remember once upon a time when Piper Jane turned 2 and had a Sprinkle Party? Well, as you might imagine, that party theme is a little hard to top. So even though she loves Madeline, and glitter, and Frozen-and-mermaids-and-princesses (this year’s party theme ideas so far), every year we throw around the idea of having […]

family lent printables

easter countdown (like an advent calendar, but for lent!)

I think I mentioned how much I loved our family advent study a couple months ago. It was super simple, just reading one story each night from the Jesus Storybook Bible and hanging an advent ornament. But it was the first time I felt like our advent countdown has really helped us get our hearts ready […]

easter countdown

easter countdown (like an advent calendar, but for lent!)

I’ve mentioned this before- since Easter is our biggest holiday as Christians, I am always looking to make it a bigger deal around here. This year, I wanted to make an Easter Countdown (kind of like an Advent Calendar). In typical wait-till-the-last-minute form, we finished it up this afternoon. It starts after Ash Wednesday, which […]