our favorite chocolate chip cookies

our favorite chocolate chip cookies recipe- these are perfection!

These chocolate chip cookies are the definition of comfort food. Our mom wasn’t huge on baking (ok, mostly she wasn’t, and still isn’t, huge on sugar consumption), but I loved making these chocolate chip cookies with her. And now I make them with my kiddos and they love them. I love it. And I love […]

free father’s day printable questionnaire

free printable father's day questionnaire

Eeeek, y’all, Father’s Day is this weekend. As in, three days away. Adam’s gifts this year are all tied to our trip to New Zealand in the spring (aka- a night at a fishing lodge, a day with a guide, etc.), so the kids and I have been brainstorming ways to make Father’s Day special without […]

seoul city guide- a travel guide for families

Planning a trip to Seoul (or aren't yet, but will be after reading this city guide)??? This travel guide includes extensive recommendations of what to see and do (even better- it's written by a family that lives in Seoul!)

Friends, I am absolutely blown away by today’s city guide (part of our series of travel guides for families- written by families that live in those cities!). I have to confess, I asked Jess to write this city guide knowing full well that we had a trip to Seoul in the works. I did not […]

the best brunch food station- a biscuit bar

the best brunch station- a biscuit bar with all the fixins'

Burke, my bread guy, had a couple of requests for his birthday party brunch. Voodoo donuts (which were slightly out of reach- I shared our citrus glazed donut replacements) and biscuits. Lots of biscuits, with all of the fixins’. Thus, this brunch-y Biscuit Bar. It was such a hit that we’re considering making a Round […]

cookie butter ice cream (aka the best thing I’ve ever tasted)

homemade cookie butter ice cream recipe (aka- the best thing I've ever tasted)

I am prone to exaggeration. But there is not an ounce of embellishment when I say that I think this homemade cookie butter ice cream with chunks of Biscoff cookies speckled throughout is the best thing I’ve ever tasted. Friends, it is seriously cuckoo-for-cocoa-pops amazing. And it’s the perfect addition to the Summer Fun Series […]

why I hate birthdays (and why I love them)

why I hate birthdays (and why I love them)

With as much as I love birthday parties and the chance to celebrate the year that’s past and the one to come, my kids’ birthdays are pretty hard on this mama’s heart. I am both absolutely smitten with the stage that Burke is in right now- all personality and curiousity and keen observations and hilarity, and also […]

how to put together a baby shower in two hours

how to put together the easiest ever baby shower (aka the "2 hour shower")

I mentioned that our trip to Denver was an absolute whirlwind; our schedule was pretty jam packed. In fact, when we first chatted with my sister-in-law about adding a baby shower to the calendar of events, she mentioned that maybe we should just let this one go. But every baby deserves a celebration, and so […]

one year in saipan

one year in saipan

I looked at the calendar today and realized that exactly one year ago was our first day in Saipan. Honestly, I can’t believe we’ve been here for a year already! In tribute, we made a List of Saipan tonight. It chronicles the bad, the good, and the quirky of our little island home and is a […]

how to make a summer-y girl’s maxi dress

This sweet girls' maxi dress is not only absolutely darling, it is such an easy sew! In fact, if you have jersey on hand, you could whip one up during nap time today!

You knew it was just a matter of time until the little girl’s version of the easiest maxi dress ever was born right? And today’s the day friends. And it’s the perfect post for the 30 Days of Sundresses series that Melly Sews hosts each year (see last year’s contribution here and the one before that […]

citrus glazed donuts

Semi homemade citrus glazed donuts. These look so delicious! And so easy!

Burke’s Pirate Birthday Brunch was this weekend (we are still recovering- whew!). While I am editing five hundred pictures, I thought I’d share these semi homemade citrus glazed donuts with y’all. You need them- probably tomorrow, actually. Burke had two requests for the brunch menu- homemade biscuits with tons of toppings and Voodoo doughnuts (can […]