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The Pros and Cons of Living on an Island

Living on a island has its pros and cons, and it’s definitely not for everyone. That said, us city folk have been here for two years and we’ve decided to stay for a couple more, so I guess island living is for us! If you’re thinking about moving to a tropical island, I thought I […]


Best Gift Sets to Buy at Sephora

I always keep a stockpile of gifts, especially now that we live in a remote location where it’s hard to buy anything. A gift bag containing an assortment of makeup and skincare products is my go-to gift for friends. I typically include affordable items like: sheet masks (Innisfree and Nature Republic are good brands) and […]


NYX Cosmetics Review

I’ve been a fan of NYX Cosmetics for years, particularly their eyeshadows and lip glosses. I also love that the company was started by a 25 year old Korean-American female, and sold for $500 million to L’Oreal in 2014! When I visited America last month for the first time in 2 years, I had run […]


Our Favorite Pool Gear

I know swimming is probably the last thing on most of your minds, but we’ve been building a pool and it’ll be done in a couple of weeks! Charlie and Olive can hardly contain their excitement because it’ll be ready just in time for Charlie to have a birthday pool party. Since we live in year […]


Easy Peasy Advent Calendars

Halloween is over so let the Christmas season begin! I made an advent calendar for the kids last year, and they loved it so much I’d like to keep the tradition going. It really builds the excitement leading up to Christmas Day! Last year I bought 24 Pokemon figures and individually wrapped and labeled each […]

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The Most Flattering Swimming Suit

I’ve never really felt comfortable in swimming suits, even moreso now that I never got rid of my postpartum tummy. But I live on an island so I’m constantly in swimming suits. I’ve purchased one pieces, tankinis, and high waisted bikinis at many different price points, and this is my current favorite one… and it only […]

I Think My Child Has ADHD

I’ve suspected that Charlie has had ADHD since he was 3 or 4 years old, but it’s difficult for doctors to make a diagnosis before kids are 6 years old. We moved to the Philippines shortly before he turned 6, and by the time he turned 7 his behavior had improved immensely. I chalked up his […]

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