Category Archives: Around the House

Ko'a Kea and the Grand Hyatt Kauai - both absolutely gorgeous Kauai resorts that we loved for different reasons. Incredible pools, amenities & spas!

Why We Chose 2 Different Kauai Resorts

Ko'a Kea and the Grand Hyatt Kauai - both absolutely gorgeous Kauai resorts that we loved for different reasons. Incredible pools, amenities & spas!

I thought I’d share one final post about our Kauai trip today – why we chose to stay at two different Kauai resorts during our stay on the island. It might seem a little strange to resort-hop on the same island, but we thought we could maximize our experience doing it this way. We enjoyed each resort for different reasons, and I’m glad we had the opportunity to check out these two popular spots!

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Use your summer vacation as inspiration for decorating your summer mantel! Gather souvenirs and travel mementos to create unique mantel decor.

Travel Inspired Summer Mantel

Use your summer vacation as inspiration for decorating your summer mantel! Gather souvenirs and travel mementos to create unique mantel decor.

With Memorial Day just around the corner, I am thinking about summer decorating already! Total transparency—some years I switch up my decor for summer and some years I leave my spring things out until—ahem—fall. But this year I had a fun reason to put together a summer mantel! My good friend Amy from My Life from Home has organized a Decorate Your Mantel Series and today a bunch of us bloggers are sharing ideas for summer mantel decor!

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Visiting Kauai, HI soon? These are the must-see spots on Kauai! Breathtaking views, lush local scenery and fun adventures to make the most of your trip.

10 Must-See Spots on Kauai

Visiting Kauai, HI soon? These are the must-see spots on Kauai! Breathtaking views, lush local scenery and fun adventures to make the most of your trip.

Do you ever get home from a vacation and find yourself constantly looking back at your photos and reminiscing about all of the fun things you did? Yeah, that’s what I’ve been preoccupied with since the minute we got home from Kauai. Actually, I think I was looking back at our photos on the plane, so I barely even made it home first! Is it possible to be homesick for a place where you don’t actually live??

I asked recently on Instagram if you’d like to see some travel posts about our trip, and the resounding answer was yes! So today I’m taking a break from my usual home- and craft-related projects to share 10 of our favorite, must-see spots on Kauai, HI!

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We're upgrading our front door from builder-grade to custom made! Why? It better suits our personal style and will add loads of curb appeal to our home!

Why We’re Upgrading Our Front Door

We're swapping out our builder-grade door for a new, customized front door. Why? It better suits our personal style and will add loads of curb appeal!

Thank you to Champion for sponsoring this post. All content and opinions expressed here are my own. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

If you’ve been a blog reader for a while, you may remember a post a shared several years ago on the upgrades we chose to make when we built our home and why we chose these particular items. (If you haven’t seen it, check it out here). When we built, we focused our upgrades on our home’s interior and didn’t make many changes to the exterior. But now that we’ve lived here for five years, we’re turning more of our attention to our home’s exterior and specifically, to upgrading our front door.

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We love our Nest Protect! We recently installed one - it's easy to do yourself and gives us plenty of peace of mind that our home is safe and secure.

Why We Love Our Nest Protect

We love our Nest Protect! We recently installed one - it's easy to do yourself and gives us plenty of peace of mind that our home is safe and secure.

This post is not sponsored, we just love our Nest Protect!

I always say you know you’ve reached adulthood when you get excited about receiving kitchen appliances, tools, etc, as gifts. We must really be adults now because we are pretty excited about our Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Well, I should say that the hubs is a bit more excited than me—he should be the one sharing this post, but he leaves the writing to me 🙂

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