Sunrise Family Photos

We were so blessed by winning family photos from Evy B recently! Ken and I packed up the kids at 6am for an early morning photo session at secluded Paako Beach on Maui's south shore. Shades of pink, coral, tangerine and teal set against turquoise waters greeted us with the sunrise over Haleakala. It was… Continue reading Sunrise Family Photos

Valentine’s Day 2022

Ok guys, I've been pretty sick the past two weeks. First the flu then a sinus infection that now requires antibiotics. Mostly, I've been in bed fighting congestion and fatigue as Ken helps me caretake our three littles who were also sick off and on last week. It's been rough. Lots of tears and snotty… Continue reading Valentine’s Day 2022

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