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

Our Maui Cottage Garden Reveal!

80s pop radio is blasting in the background as I upload these photos of our new cottage garden reveal. It's inspiring + uplifting, nostalgic + harmonious setting my life + garden to music. Reliving the past while looking toward the future with hope + anticipation for good things. Such great things came out of the… Continue reading Our Maui Cottage Garden Reveal!

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

Our First Overnight Maui Getaway

This year's Mother's Day was one for the books. Ken took me on our first-ever one-night getaway here on Maui without our kids since having kids. For some quick math, our eldest just turned 6 years old. Wild, right?! It's not that we haven't wanted this before, it's just never worked out to find childcare… Continue reading Our First Overnight Maui Getaway

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!