Category Archives: Crafty!

Who doesn’t love combing through the soft beach sand, where the shore meets the water, and coming up with hands full of sea treasures? Leyna and I spent hours doing this on our Carnival cruise excursions. Carnival asked me to write about bringing our vacation home with us, and I knew this tutorial was the […]

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FaLaLaLaLa! I’m a lunatic! It’s okay to hate me for posting about CHRISTMAS right now, but hear me out. Every. Single. December. I’m like, “Wow, I’d really like to make x,y, and z (including desperately needed new ornaments), but LIKE THAT IS HAPPENING NOW. Pshaw.” And then I run out for more wrapping paper. So […]

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When I was 16, I was selected to go to a weekend-long Rotary Youth leadership camp in San Antonio. I remember meeting one of my bunk mates clear as day. She had gorgeous curly hair, a beautiful smile, and I feel like maybe I borrowed her deodorant? That part’s not so clear, but I do […]

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We have a serious obsession with all things “cat cat” around here, and have since long before Leyna turned 2. Actually, this goes WAY back to my childhood, back in Hawaii, back when I used to collect Sanrio erasers and hoard them in my kick-ass ninja pencil box. “Cat cat” means Hello Kitty. It’s one […]

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If you’ve been around long enough, you know that I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with wreaths. Like this one, and this one, and this one, which is a Pinterest superstar (who knew?). I just love coming up with a little circle of joy and spirit that looks nothing like what you can find for […]

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