fish tacos with mango salsa

fish tacos with mango salsa

This is another really good fish recipe for non-fish lovers. The mango salsa really makes the dish, so don’t forget to make that as well! Also, I have had several people ask how to get corn tortillas not to crack and break. The secret is: buy good fresh corn tortillas from a mexican restaurant or [...]

paleo ‘ranch’ dip with fresh herbs

homemade paleo 'ranch' recipe- once you try this, all other ranches will be ruined forever

I will be honest. I first made this ranch dip just so Adam would try the Whole30 mayonnaise that I made. But then it was so good that we just keep making it. Even better, Burke always requests the “Special Ranch” with veggies (or sweet potato fries if he’s feeling lucky) as a playdate snack. [...]

fresh mango salsa

fresh mango salsa at kojo-designs

I just love this salsa. It is so easy to throw together and really takes mexican food up a notch. It’s actually more like a mango pico de gallo, meaning it is chunky and 100% fresh ingredients, but I promise you’ll love it just the same! Fresh Mango Salsa Ingredients: 2 large mangoes (pick firm [...]

how to make a rainbow of dipped ice cream cones

how to make rainbow dipped ice cream cones

As our calendars move closer and closer to September, we are trying to eek out every last ounce of summer- and what better end of summer treat than ice cream in these fabulously festive dipped cones? To make this gorgeous rainbow of sprinkle-dipped waffle cones you’ll need waffle cones, white chocolate bark (or white chocolate [...]

fantastic (free!) outlined fonts

fabulous free outlined fonts

I love bubble fonts. They make me feel a little bit like I am making giant signs for student council in junior high (side note- isn’t it funny that junior high isn’t a thing anymore?). And since my mind is on all things back to school right now, I figured I should probably share some [...]

DIY polka dot magazine file boxes

DIY file folders- add gold foil stickers or polka dotted paint for an easy office project

These polka dotted magazine file boxes were one of my favorite DIY projects that I made for my sewing room. They’re so easy to make, uber functional (the perfect spot for my pile of instruction manuals and other useful, but not pretty, items!), and the polka dots are perfection! To make the painted boxes, I [...]

pink donut bar

pink donut buffet

There is something about living on this oh-so-bright island that makes me want to douse everything in a liberal shower of pink (ok, I kind of feel like that all the time, but the pink-pull is even stronger with the festival of pink flowers, sunsets, and even houses, all around me). And then I found [...]

getting to know your teacher (a free printable survey!)

getting to know you teacher survey- find out all of your kids' teachers favorite things with this free printable!

Y’all might remember that once upon a time, I was an elementary school teacher. Watching first hand just how hard teachers work made me think again and again, “I can’t wait until we have kids and they have teachers I can spoil!” Well, we are here! And to help us out along the finding-fun-treats-for-Miss-Kristy path, [...]

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 [...]