The Weekend Edit: May 1, 2020

The Weekend Edit: May 1, 2020

Hi, friends! Here are some links from around the web that I enjoyed this week 🙂     Recipe of the week: Giant Double Chocolate Cookies: Makes a dozen HUGE cookies. I sent some to my aunt in the mail (hi, Aunt Lee Anne!) and…

Thursday 3: April 30, 2020

Thursday 3: April 30, 2020

Hi, friends! It’s another Thursday. It’s been a pretty good week for us so far. We had a Zoom call with some former colleagues in Hawaii. After canceling our April trip to the Big Island and Maui, being able to see our friends was just…

The Hiking Trick You Need Now To Get Through the Pandemic

The Hiking Trick You Need Now To Get Through the Pandemic

As of this posting, our family will have been self-isolating for 8.5 weeks. That’s 61 days of 24/7 contact with the whole family. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been within 6 feet of a non-household family member since February…

The Weekend Edit: April 24, 2020

The Weekend Edit: April 24, 2020

Hi, friends! Here are some links from around the web that I enjoyed this week 🙂     Recipe of the week: “Quicky ground turkey or beef casserole”. This is the ultimate in comfort food and it’s super simple to make. We’ve made it with…

Toddler Travel Essentials

Toddler Travel Essentials

Are you planning a vacation with a toddler and wondering what to bring? We traveled to China for 10 days when our oldest daughter was 2.5 years old and learned A LOT about what works for traveling with a toddler and what doesn’t.  In China,…

The Weekend Edit: April 17, 2020

The Weekend Edit: April 17, 2020

Hi, friends! I’ve decided to start a new series called “The Weekend Edit”. Here I’ll be sharing links I enjoyed over the past week so that you can enjoy them, too!     A few links from around the web: “The Three Equations for a…

Thursday 3: April 16, 2020

Thursday 3: April 16, 2020

Hi, friends! It’s Thursday, in case you didn’t know what day it is. In my parallel life, our family would be cruising around the Kona side of the Big Island today. Instead we’re at home, having another shampoo day (wash, rinse, repeat). I saw that…

Thursday 3: April 9, 2020

Thursday 3: April 9, 2020

Happy Thursday! I’m bringing back my Thursday 3 weekly series today. In Thursday 3 posts, I share three things I’m currently loving. These things can run the gamut from the things we’ve done together as a family to a TV show I watched to a…

Reading Lately: 5 Books I Loved…And 1 I Really Didn’t

Reading Lately: 5 Books I Loved…And 1 I Really Didn’t

My reading goal for this year is 30 books, and I’m almost at the halfway point at 14 books read. Yes, I know the year is more than half over. Shhh! Don’t remind me! I’ll get my hiney in gear this month before the craziness…

9 Day China Travel Itinerary

9 Day China Travel Itinerary

Planning a trip to China can be a huge undertaking. There is so much to see and do, and it can be hard to compress everything into just a week or two. For our trip to China, we had the added monkey wrench of traveling…