a juice bar (and a fruit party)

fruit party and a juice bar- the fruit garland and fruit favor boxes are so easy (the how to's are included)

Do you ever have a party sneak up on you? Since my first rule of party planning is “start early,” I usually have a pretty good pulse on my party to-do list. But not for this Fruit Party. Between my parent’s visit, and Tropical Storm Bavi blowing through here and leaving us without power and […]

DIY outdoor classic board games

use a table runner to make a game board to take with you on your nest outdoor outing!

Have I mentioned before how much we LOVE living on the beach? It is such a fun experience, and one that I never imagined we’d have. We love falling asleep to the sounds of waves and waking up to the beautiful water. The best part is that we have a wonderful (HUGE) playground for our girls […]

how to make a tutu

how to make a tutu (not only is this tutu so easy to put together, it turns out darling)

This one, y’all. She is so funny right now. Piper’s always been such a daddy’s girl. But this year, with Burke in school all day, she’s really become my little sidekick. Having the chance to spend our afternoons painting and sewing and crafting and playing pretend certainly hasn’t hurt. And she wants us to match all […]

baked honey sesame chicken wings

baked honey sesame wings

Do any of you have a private family group on Facebook? Not only are these groups great for keeping in touch with family that is spread out across the globe, or for sharing funny stories and pictures, they are the perfect place for March Madness Trash Talk. Guys, I seriously love our annual tradition of filling […]

you are my sunshine baby shower (and some cheerful baby shower ideas)

You Are My Sunshine Shower (and a bunch of cheerful spring baby shower ideas). I especially love the way these baby shower ideas could apply to every shower (or party) you throw!

I have a friend who is putting together a You Are My Sunshine birthday party later this month, and when I was searching around for printables for that party, I realized that this sunshine baby shower from last spring didn’t ever make it onto the blog. What!?! Since March is a great month for a shot […]

fabulous frozen birthday party ideas

Want to put together a fantastic Frozen birthday party? These Frozen party ideas are all you need to put together a sweet soiree!

Since we just introduced a set of extra princess-y, winter-y Frozen-inspired party printables to the etsy shop (and since Piper is asking for a Frozen birthday party and I pretty much love searching for party ideas), I thought I’d share fifteen of the most fabulous Frozen party ideas I’ve seen. This ice castle birthday cake is perfection […]

new freezer cooking recipes

Overwhelmed by the idea of cooking from scratch every night? You don’t have to be! With one afternoon, a little planning, and some chopping, you’ll have a whole lineup of yummy dinners ready to pop into the crockpot or oven whenever you’re ready. Head on over to kojodesigns to get all the recipes.

Every year we sit down in January and start to pencil in plans for the new year and when we are finished it seems pretty open. Fast forward to the end of February and I already feel like 2015 is gone! It blows my mind how fast those days fill up. That’s where freezer cooking comes […]

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 […]