Fun decorating ideas with Washi {part 1}


Hello! Happy April Fool’s.  Are you playing tricks on anyone today? Even though it’s been a crazy week (with three unexpected Dr’s appointments) I got a couple of quick projects done with washi tape.  I never did get into the craze when we lived in NC but since we’ve been in Japan, I can’t go anywhere […]

Easter table for two


Hello! I apologize for not posting yesterday.  I gave myself a day off since my Spring Wreath with Zinnias was posted Saturday. (By the way, you still have 5 days for a chance to win some awesome crafting supplies!)  We had a fun busy weekend.  The kids and I discovered a beautiful park with an overlook tower […]

Spring Wreath with Zinnias {and a giveaway!}

Craft Month week 4

Happy weekend! Did you know that March is National craft month? I’m participating in Crafting in the Rain’s Craft A-Z month with many other talented bloggers. T is for Tee Shirt  ||  Mabey She Made It U is for is for Upcycled Basket  ||  Tried and True  V is for Vinyl Decorated Sweatpants  ||  Play.Party.Pin W is […]

Friday Favorites No 4


Hi there! I hope you have been enjoying the pictures I have shown you of our Okinwan Adventures.  There are so many exciting things to do and beautiful places to see.  This week, I thought it would be fun to share some of the “challenges” I have had in Okinawa.  Maybe you can get a good […]

The Creative Circle Week 8

Hello! Welcome to The Creative Circle Week 8. Has it really been two months? Time flies by here on the island which will hopefully work in my favor during deployments.  (I just had to say goodbye this morning.) I hope you are staying well, enjoying longer days, and some sunshine!  Let’s party! We are eager […]

Beautiful Easter Egg Ideas


We are down to crunch time and even though my sweet husband has to “travel” I am looking forward to celebrating Easter.   I am taking my children to hear an Organ concert of Bach’s Passion on Palm Sunday and then Good Friday starts Spring break for us! Here are some beautiful Easter Egg Ideas […]

Bright and Natural Bathroom Inspiration


We are getting close to having a plan for all of our spaces in our new home.  It’s been a blast dreaming up design and decor inspiration.  My family and I have been falling in love with our house more and more.  It definitely feels like home now. Today I am sharing our bathroom inspiration […]

5 Ways to Decorate for Spring


Spring is officially here! I hope the weather is getting warmer where you live.  We have had a beautiful- sunny week here in Okinawa.  In preparation for the next couple of months, here are 5 Ways to Decorate for Spring.  1.  Bring in the light! Exchange heavy drapery for sheer or cotton curtains.  Don’t forget to […]

Friday Favorites No 3

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Happy Friday!  The Creative Circle is live all weekend and Angela from Blue i Style and I are excited to see what you have been up to.  It’s also a great place to find awesome home inspiration from around the blogsphere! Here are some pictures of our latest Okinawa adventures (as seen through my iPhone). […]

The Creative Circle Week 7


Welcome to the Creative Circle Week 7! Are you preparing for Easter and Spring? We are eager to share your posts! Our favorites will be showcased each week via social media platforms and pinned to Pinterest group boards and a special board for maximum exposure. These adorable DIY Easter Napkins from DIY Beautify are so sweet with her […]

DIY Japanese Ribbon Eggs


I can’t believe Easter is right around the corner.  It’s interesting being in a country that doesn’t celebrate the Christian holiday.  Not a single egg at the “dollar store!”  Of course that didn’t stop me from decorating eggs. DIY Japanese Ribbon Eggs Did your mother ever blow out yoke from eggs for you to decorate?  Mine […]

Recent Thrifty Finds


Happy St Patty’s Day! I hope you are having an enjoyable one.  I treated myself to a facial and then went on a hunt for corn beef and cabbage.  Plenty of cabbage in Okinawa but no corn beef.  I wonder if the family would eat fish and cabbage? Since most of our furniture went into […]

Spring Decor Trends 2015


Hello!! We had a beautiful sunny day in Okinawa.  A couple of friends and I enjoyed a picnic on the beach near our house.  The lovely day inspired me to think about Spring Decor Trends. Here’s what you can expect to see more of in the coming months. 1.  World Market 2. Anthropologie 3. Anthropologie […]

Friday Favorites No 2

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Happy weekend! I wanted to share some pictures from our visit to Shuri castle with you. Friday Favorites No 2 The city of Shuri used to be the capitol for the Ryukyu  Kingdom and now is part of Naha.    In 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa, the castle was almost completely destroyed.  It was reconstructed […]

The Creative Circle: Week 6

Hi there! Have you heard of the bitter melon? Here it is called the Goya and is primarily grown in Okinawa. It’s said the bitter melon is what makes the Okinawans have the longest longevity in the world. So I decided to try a salad with it.  It looks like we will not have a longer live span…. […]