I Want to See You Be Brave

I Want to See You Be Brave

It was 1814 and the thirteen colonies were in the throes of the War of 1812, fighting against the British, both of whom had captured prisoners. Baltimore lawyer, Francis Scott Key, was sent out to an enemy ship to negotiate prisoner exchange for men of the colonies, a...
The Men Who Gave their Lives for Mine

The Men Who Gave their Lives for Mine

Last year on Memorial Day, we gathered with friends to potluck. At one point, the host asked us to share in the group what significance this holiday held for us. I shared that my grandfather, Ken Logan, flew missions in the South Pacific, that he was brave and...
Lumberjack Theme Party

Lumberjack Theme Party

I never thought I liked party planning. Then I learned to use Pinterest as a tool for inspiration instead of a standard of excellence. Sharing ideas is one of the main reasons I got into blogging, and Pinterest is the idea capitol of the internet. The reason I...
How to Recycle Your Christmas Cards

How to Recycle Your Christmas Cards

I love to wake up every morning, walk into the kitchen to make coffee, and stare at my clothesline of Christmas Cards. And every morning I feel bad for not pulling together the family photo to send ours out in time. There’s always next year. Well, if...
20 Kid Friendly Activities on Oahu

20 Kid Friendly Activities on Oahu

Our kids are almost 7 and 8 so we are always on the lookout for places to take them. The easiest thing now that they’re older is to get them down to the beach and let them run wild. But when they were young, the need to get them (and me) out of the house was just as...