Blueberry-Orange Scones and the Joy of Reading

My eldest gently pressed and plopped giant blueberries into our super cold scone dough the other day, as we prepped a little picnic complete with orange butter and fresh fruits. Our midmorning snack out in the yard, while Daddy worked away at his patio desk, peeking out from time to time at the makeshift scene… Continue reading Blueberry-Orange Scones and the Joy of Reading

Happy Birthday Ruby!

my sweet maui girl Hau'oli La Hanau, sweet Ruby! We had so much fun celebrating our precious girl this past Saturday, alongside close friends + family + our dear maui neighbors (most of whom are now fully vaccinated!) It felt like a long time coming, as we've missed having little parties with friends during the… Continue reading Happy Birthday Ruby!

Hawaiian Poi (Taro) Pancakes

Aloha + welcome to this week's 4th post! I feel like I'm on a roll with writing lately. Can't stop, won't stop. (But probably might stop and take a week or two off because that's typically how I write, lol. #Momlife.) Thank you all so much for using my free $50 Stitch Fix coupon code.… Continue reading Hawaiian Poi (Taro) Pancakes

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

We've been baking up a storm at our little cottage, with Ken and the kids helping me to hand deliver cookie tins + baskets + mounds of treat-filled plates to our neighbors, friends + family. I'm not sure how many dozens of cookies we've baked or giant butter blocks we've burned through, but I'm reaching… Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Meet the Newest VW Bus: Gingerbread 2020

While my children were happily making gingerbread men + women, stars, and Christmas trees the other day, I decided to try my hand at something a little more involved. I've always wanted a Volkswagen bus. They are cheery + nostalgic, things I want to feel especially after such a hard year. Here's hoping my husband… Continue reading Meet the Newest VW Bus: Gingerbread 2020