how to make polka dotted skinnies

DIY polka dotted skinnies (both super cute and SO easy to make!)

I have a thing for polka dots. And skinny jeans. So when I started seeing polka dotted skinnies by Mini Boden and J Crew, I was totally smitten. They aren’t the most practical purchase, given our tropical island home. But I brought a couple pairs of skinny jeans for Piper when we moved and figured […]

DIY kitty tunic (with free embroidery template)

DIY kitty tunic

I’m sure this will shock you, but we don’t wear pants very often in Saipan. Ok, don’t-wear-very-often is an exaggeration. During Typhoon Vongfong we lounged around in sweatpants and long sleeves, but because we could, not because we had to. So pretty much never. However, my little clotheshorse has been hoping and hoping for a […]

a few of my favorite things GIVEAWAY

favorite things giveaway

This annual Favorite Things giveaway is my very favorite of the whole year. I love gathering my favorite things and putting them in a fun package (well, in this case, a fabulous leather clutch that I whipped up) for one of you! Also, I love hopping around and checking out the other blogger’s giveaways- I always get […]

a glitter party for our sparkle girl

sparkle party

My kids start planning their birthday parties months in advance (ok, a year in advance). Probably because their mom totally encourages this practice, just a theory. Anyhow, shortly after Piper’s Madeline birthday party, she declared ‘sprinkles’ to be her next theme and would not be dissuaded by my reminders of how much she loves trying […]

sparkle party preview (and a jamberry giveaway!)


I have been editing pictures from Piper Jane’s glittery, sparkle-y birthday party all week and can’t wait to share them with you. There was a whole table of sparkle-y treats… …a Churro bar… …and glitter in all directions. Seriously, cannot wait to share all of the details! We also started a new tradition- Piper got […]

baby shower gift- custom name onesie

DIY embroidered custom name onesie

I haven’t put together a custom embroidered name onesie in months… but every time I do, I remember why I love making these so much- they’re literally the perfect baby shower gift! In fact, I paired this “Lily” onesie for Burke’s teacher with a diaper clutch and a few other cute outfits… fun right? As […]

sequin covered wooden spoons

how to make sequin covered wooden spoons

I am a firm believer that glitter is the answer to many of life’s questions. A plain black dress needs a little something extra? Add sparkle and it comes to life. The same goes for party décor- there are these cute little wooden spoons that need to be glammed up to pair with Crème Brulee shot glasses. […]

homemade apple butter (with a free printable label!)

homemade apple butter (and a free printable!)

It’s hard to believe that it has been a whole year since I was traveling to Idaho in the fall (so gorgeous!) to visit our youngest sister and meet my niece, Adi. Northern Idaho is so beautiful in October- one of my favorite things we did while I was visiting (other than serious cuddle time […]

perfectly pineapple shirt how-to

easy pineapple shirt how to

My little beach baby is adjusting like a champ to island living. She swims, she snorkels, she doesn’t complain about the humidity. She also has quite the affection for tropical produce, none more than pineapple! One day, we were playing with sequins (yep, totally a normal occurrence around here) and noticed that pairing a big […]

rotisserie chicken recipes

14 delicious ways to use a rotisserie chicken

The only thing I like better than delicious is delicious and easy… which pretty much makes rotisserie chicken my BFF. If you share my passion for rotisserie chicken, you’ll love this round up of fourteen fabulous ways to get an amazing meal on the table in a short amount of time. In fact, if you’re […]