ready for fall break?

These lucky public school kids have a little something called Fall Break coming up.  A WHOLE WEEK out of school.  YIPPEE.  Now, what to do?

Visit to Grandma + Grandpa’s
Run in the sprinklers with the neighbor kids
CRAFT some rad projects at Hawai’i Fashion Incubator!

With all those great Pinterest ideas piling up on your pin boards and the holiday season creeping up, why not?

My mommy friend Anna (BOSS lady @ Mamanu Kids) and I are conducting a week-long crafting workshop for kids aged 4-10, every morning from 9-12pm next week.  We have a variety of crafts that will be centered around each day’s theme: wrap, cut, stamp, build, and frame + party!  Check the class listing here for more details:


Return next week for pictures from each day’s fun.  Until then, you can grab a sneak peek on my Pinterest board + Anna’s Pinterest board of the kinds of projects we’ve been swooning over.  We can’t tell you how excited we are for next week.

Stay tuned…

tricking up the routine

…so that I could have a new little treat to share with the kiddies and you guys!  (Halloween is lingering a bit around here.  Can you tell?) 🙂

Introducing the Baby Futon.  I can’t take all the credit for these because it was my friend’s examples that I copied and her push that got me to make these.  And as much as she’s loved her own pair for the last 2 years, my kids are already in LOVE with their own set too.

Why is this my next best creation?  It feels just like the way I used to make my bed at night as a little girl… *** when each of my 4 pillows had strategic positions to create the perfect lounge bed of fluff: 1 under my head, 1 under my right arm, 1 under my left arm, and the last 1 under my feet.  HEAVEN in a bed:)***  I know this because I tested it out YUP, and I took a nap on Naia’s futon today.  Naia also approved with an almost-3-hour nap in the dining room yesterday as I painted away ^ _ ^…  4 rested thumbs up.

After a couple weeks straight of making diaper stackers, I have thoroughly enjoyed the tiny break in routine to make these and I’m tempted to make more.  They’re soft yet supportive with 3-4 layers of ooshy goodness (aka batting and foam) and just the right size to make for a cozy, comfy nap almost anywhere.  They’re easy to customize and run from $58 upward, depending on the fabric selection and customizable appliques/add ons.  Fully washable but probably best for a front-loading or larger washer since the approximate size of these is 32″ x 45″.  Please email me if you want one of these in your life 😉

Hope you enjoyed this treat.






“Linda” out