Edible Flower Cake

Snapdragons, Marigolds, Egyptian Star, Bachelor's Button, Basil Blossom, Sweet William + a few other edible delights tucked into soft pockets of lemony buttercream atop my newest bake: a lemon-yogurt flower cake I made with my sweet kiddos in celebration of summer! I've always wanted to decorate a cake like this - full of edible florals… Continue reading Edible Flower Cake

The Weight of Hard

Tucked into a corner nook of my office, there's a big, cozy chair. It's just structured enough to feel safe and firm, while also lending the right amount of comfortable give. I really like this chair. It helps me feel secure, and grounded, especially when the world doesn't feel so safe. Huddled in its arms… Continue reading The Weight of Hard

A Visit to the Maui Strawberry Patch

Each year Kula Country Farms hosts a lovely U-pick strawberry patch in the late spring/early summer and an epic pumpkin patch in the fall. This is the second year I've brought all three kiddos by myself and it always feels like such a big accomplishment to get all three kids dressed, packed for the day… Continue reading A Visit to the Maui Strawberry Patch

Thankful

What a week it's been. I'm so thankful for fresh starts, new beginnings, and opportunities to try again. Praise God it's Wednesday. I feel like I can breathe more after a very full last week. I'm feeling so thankful for this gift of life, my family, our home, and most of all our Hope in… Continue reading Thankful

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