mod crayon roll tutorial (with leather accents)

DIY crayon roll tutorial

The summer before I entered second grade, our family took a cross country Amtrak trip. It was fantastic for so many reason, not the least of those being that my parents took four kids ages 8, 6, 4 and 2 on a cross country train trip! Whoa mom and dad! But also, my mom is […]

party like a rock star

Time to party like a rock star! This sweet rock star birthday party includes all sorts of party ideas- like the abundance of disco balls!

My niece Josie (aka- the cutest 2 year old EVER) loves music and is constantly singing. It is darling, and also just begs for a fabulously musical, disco ball studded rock star party, don’t you agree? Guess which aunt was home from Saipan for said birthday party? Yep, this lucky girl right here. And what […]

DIY monogram, rock star style

How to DIY a perfectly rock star-ish monogram for a party or room decor!

Do you guys remember when Jordan filled a cardboard letter “K” with fake flowers for Keadryn’s garden party? Well, I loved that so much that I’ve been wanting to do a little spin on that fill-a-monogram idea  ever for Josie’s rock star party (full details on that to come). And what is more fun than a […]

thai green curry

simple thai green curry

I LOVE thai food and, as you all know, have an unhealthy obsession with all things coconut. This recipe is perfect for our family as well because you can add more spice for the ones in the family that like that sort of thing, and keep it super mild for the rest. Thai Green Curry […]

DIY J Crew inspired corsage shirt

how to make a J Crew-y corsage shirt

Have you seen these sweet corsage shirts? J Crew always has a darling variety, but I’ve seen them floating around at Mini Boden and Gap as well. They feel especially apropos with Spring right around the corner (I should note that the first flower spotting of Spring in Denver was always a huge boost of […]

make your own detox waters- tropical style

how to make your own detox water (tropical style!)

I am kind of a slow learner. I discover something that makes a giant difference for my overall wellbeing, and if it doesn’t become a daily habit, I kind of forget about it. Then, I am somehow reminded of that game changer and happily take it back up. That’s how it goes for me with […]

homemade chai tea recipe

homemade chai tea recipe

We have had a gloriously rainy and cloudy couple days here in Arabia, and I have been making a lot of tea. As I was sipping our go-to favorite chai, I decided that I should share it with y’all…only to realize Kirst shared the chai tea recipe YEARS ago! This chai is the best. It […]

free printable valentine- sparkle

free printable valentine labels- 'Valentine, you sparkle!'

These printable valentines are right up any girly girl’s alley! Piper Jane loves the sparkles… Even better, just fill a bag with anything small and sparkly and add these labels on the top.

watercolor painted wooden silverware

add watercolor paint to wooden/bamboo silverware for perfectly customized party cutlery!

I have been smitten with bamboo silverware ever since I saw it as part of a laid back, picnic-y wedding in a Martha Stewart Wedding magazine onceuponatime. It’s like the hat trick of cutlery- it looks great, it’s easier on the environment, and the possibilities for customization are endless. Those endless possibilities (plus Piper’s recent […]

mini birthday party kid’s table

"mini birthday party" kid's table (put together in 45 minutes with on-hand supplies!)

As you probably know, I pretty much love pulling out all the stops for kid’s birthday parties. Give me a Donut Bar or sparkly treat table to put together and I’m a happy girl. And don’t get me started about my unquenchable love for favors (and the direct result of that love- overstuffed favor bags […]