Family/Motherhood/Military Life

Stay at Home Moms vs Working Moms (why we need to stop the mommy wars)

No matter what our "job" is, us moms are ALL striving for the same thing! We want our kids to be safe, cared for and to know they are loved. 


Hiking to Likeke Falls

Trekking Thursday One of my favorite waterfall hikes on Oahu is one that leads to Likeke Falls. It's on the Windward side of the island and is just about perfect! Last week, I lead a kids hike there. My daughter and I have done it several times. But, it was the first time we were… Continue reading Hiking to Likeke Falls

Healthy Living · organization

What!?!? An Organized Spice Cabinet?

Wellness Wednesday Tea If you're like me, it's easier to eat healthy when you are organized. In order to eat healthy, you need to have a system in place in which you cook so that you can easily find what you need to use to prep your foods.  This includes the spice cabinet! Let's be real...if… Continue reading What!?!? An Organized Spice Cabinet?


Easy Bisquick Taco Pie

Tasty Tuesday Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 1 package (1 ounce) taco seasoning mix 1 can (4.5 ounces) chopped green chiles, drained 1 cup milk 2 eggs 1/2 cup Original Bisquick™ mix 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese (3 ounces) Salsa Sour cream Instructions: Heat oven to 400°F Grease 9-inch pie plate Cook ground beef… Continue reading Easy Bisquick Taco Pie

Pinterest Projects

DIY Tin Can Flowers

Make it Monday: I love to get creative with pallets. One of my favorite projects is this decoration I made with the help of my mom for my back yard. We lived in a new construction neighborhood in Florida so there was an abundance of pallets sitting around. The builders gave me permission to use… Continue reading DIY Tin Can Flowers

photo challenge


Dutch Goes the Photo: Photo Challenge (yellow) I'm surrounded by yellow! I LOVE the color yellow! So much in fact, the accent color of my house is yellow and red (I think that's the Husker in me! ha) It just seems so cheery to me! When thinking of something to write about with the prompt… Continue reading Pokemon

photo challenge

Sometimes it pays to take a second look… (Photo Challenge)

Photo Challenge Sometimes it pays to take a second look...   With Aloha, Lacy Daily Word Prompt: Dormant Photo prompt: Unusual Featured Blog Posts: Honoring and Remembering The Ocean Owns My Heart Mom Life…it really IS an adventure!Mom Life…it really IS an adventure!

Family/Motherhood/Military Life

Lollipops are Magical

Lollipop Did you know, today is National Lollipop Day? Did you even know there WAS such a day? Don't believe me? Take the Jokers advice: It's amazing the things you find out with a little "google" action. Like National Lollipop Day for example! Want to learn more about lollipops? Check this out! Here's a time… Continue reading Lollipops are Magical