A Month of Gratitude: Unexpected Moments of Gratitutde

"Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude."  -- A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh Around this time of year, we realize we should be extra grateful or extra thankful.  We know that Thanksgiving is just one day, but we should should gratitude 365 … Continue reading A Month of Gratitude: Unexpected Moments of Gratitutde

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The Great Shopping Conundrum

For the last few months of the year, I feel like I am always shopping. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, multiple birthdays, etc. It just keeps on going.  I will say that I actually ENJOY buying presents for other people. It's so much fun, sometimes I take it WAY over the top and end up making a … Continue reading The Great Shopping Conundrum

Threenager? Myth or Reality?

Meltdowns are becoming increasingly common in our household. I'm not entirely sure what the reason is, maybe It's that time of the month (all month long?), maybe I'm becoming a mom to a threenager. Did you know that was such a thing? A threenager? I had been hearing about it off and on for a … Continue reading Threenager? Myth or Reality?

A Month of Gratitude: Forgiveness

Forgiving is HARD. When we are young we are almost always forced to apologize before we are ready.  Do you remember arguing with someone and then hearing them say "I'm sorry," and then yelling back, "Don't say it if you don't mean it!" or "I don't want you to say it because I'm making you." … Continue reading A Month of Gratitude: Forgiveness

Paw Patrol Inspired DIY Costumes

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, next to my birthday. I look forward to halloween every year, and every year I DIY our costumes.  I've been DIY my halloween costume since I graduated from high school.  My mom, grandma and aunt all sew, but did they teach me? I taught myself to sew, … Continue reading Paw Patrol Inspired DIY Costumes

Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Chips

Apples and Pumpkins are the epitome of Fall.  I have been searching and searching for an apple recipe to try and I decided to go back to this guy.  Apple Chips have been on my mind for a few months now, but I've been so afraid to try to make them!  Why? Because you have … Continue reading Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Chips

Picky Eaters: 10 Ways To Encourage Healthy Eating

My son is a picky eater.  I shouldn't say picky, he actually eater a wider variety of foods than my 19 year old sister.  When he was just starting to eat solid foods, I was one of those moms who thought she would make all of his baby food jars just gross me out.  And I did … Continue reading Picky Eaters: 10 Ways To Encourage Healthy Eating

Hello November: An Open Letter to November

Well hello November! Didn't you sneak up on me like a little ninja. I can't even believe you're here! Can you do me a favor a slow down just A LITTLE bit? I mean, It 61 days it will be 2016, In 55 days it will be Christmas, In 30 days my little man will … Continue reading Hello November: An Open Letter to November

Picking Pumpkins — Waimanalo Pumpkin Patch

It's not fall until you've picked a pumpkin for Halloween. Am I right? It's pretty new thing here in Hawaii. There aren't very many self pick farms here in Hawaii, unlike our mainland counterparts, pumpkin patches have only been around for maaayybeee the last 10 or so years? I could totally be wrong, but I … Continue reading Picking Pumpkins — Waimanalo Pumpkin Patch

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Everyday Outfit

My everyday look consists of a T-shirt and shorts, or Tank top and shorts. The weather here in Hawaii is usually hot, even in winter. Very rarely do I feel like I HAVE to wear pants. It's a blessing and curse. I yearn for Fall weather here, and when it comes around every once in … Continue reading Everyday Outfit