• diy,  life

    happiest cruise that ever sailed

    no better words describe how we feel about this life we are living with our Flora girl. we never knew she was exactly what we were missing in our family. planning a socially distant party for our girl wasn’t any different honestly than what we were going to do if we could have had a real party. we simply moved it outside! the “it’s a small world theme” was totally for me, but i had so much fun with it. it was Flora’s first ride at Tokyo Disneyland and a Disney Park’s classic which if you know me at all…

  • life

    water beads

    the last few weeks we have spent a lot of time indoors. so we have been on the hunt for more indoor activities. one of the activities we tried were water beads! i will say that after 2 play times…

  • diy,  plant propagation

    blooming basil

    what’s wrong with my basil blooming? nothing! fun little lesson on herbs. we mostly want to grow herbs for the foliage. unless we are talking about coriander, that gets a little confusing. let’s just focus on the simple herbs. a…

  • life

    floral first

    as we near completion of flora’s second trip around the sun, and i make plans for her small scale birthday party, i am remembering just how lovely her beach birthday party ended up being. no real theme i suppose, it…

  • Uncategorized

    rainy day play

    quarantine life has us spending a bit more time around the house, add in a rainy day and this momma notices a grumpy child after too much screen time. we started a rainy day stash of new projects, including making…

  • life,  Uncategorized

    click!

    the sweetest thing happened when i handed my little one her very own toy camera! she held it up to her eye and said “click!” my heart melted!!! ***this post contains and Amazon Affiliate link*** recently i have felt she’s…

  • life,  Uncategorized

    Hawaiian hand quilting

    it’s easier than it sounds. but it’s also as time consuming as it sounds! in this military life, you have the most amazing people that constantly come and go from your life. one of those people was a previous squadron…

  • life,  small business

    Keiki and the pineapple

    as part of our mission to stay sane, and also to support local business, we made a reservation to enjoy a little family time at this lovely little gem located in downtown Honolulu. this colorful coffee shop and restaurant has…

  • life

    home tourism

    it doesn’t matter if you live in a town where everyone has heard of or if you live in the sleepiest town in America, there is something to be done. my mother has been documenting her daily walks around her…

  • diy,  plant propagation

    pineapple

    perfect, ripe, delicious pineapples are in no short supply here in Hawaii, even in the time of the rona. our very first days here we purchased one and took a few adorable naked baby on the beach pictures with it…

  • life

    mama-chari

    one of my favorite and most awe inspiring sights while living in Japan was the “mama-chari”. some were simple like mine, some had a seat on the back as well as a seat between the handle bars. i once saw…

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