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 [...]

a DIY menu for a Lego themed birthday party

DIY Lego birthday party menu- ideas and DIYs from this Lego party and links to many more Lego food ideas!

Since the building blocks (get it- haha!) of a great Lego themed birthday party are rectangles and circles, the sky is literally the limit for how to DIY all of the Lego party details. Not only are these Lego party foods easy to put together, their joy-stirring effects far outweigh the fairly minimal effort they [...]

lego parties are awesome

Lego birthday party treat table

We left Denver a mere two weeks after Burke’s sixth birthday… which means, of course, that his birthday party was quite the affair (gotta go out with a bang, right?). That kid lo-oves Legos. Like, I am pretty sure this is not the last Lego birthday party I will plan for him, that’s how much [...]

lego filled balloons

Lego filled balloons

I am finally putting together the post about Burke’s Lego Birthday Party… and thought I’d share one of his favorite parts as a preview. After filling clear balloons with confetti… and more confetti… the Lego party required a new twist! And little mini Legos are the perfect sub for confetti. I seriously cannot wait to show [...]

how to quickly make a whole pile of confetti

how to easily make a whole pile of confetti

As I was gathering pictures for the confetti tutu tutorial (it’s forthcoming), I remembered a trick I stumbled upon as I was prepping the Confetti Surprise Party that was a game changer for me and thought I’d pass it along. If you’re planning a confetti party (or confetti fight), the demand for confetti will be [...]

denver house tour

denver_house_tour

As the grand finale to the least conventional of all home tours (the one that happened mostly after we sold our house- haha!), I thought I’d share all of the house before-and-afters. Kitchen Living Room Stair Nook Kids Room Downstairs bathroom Upstairs bathroom Office/Craft Room Mud room There sure was a ton of orange wood, [...]