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Thanksgiving Post Roundup

We flew to Manila this week to extend our visas, so we were able to buy some ingredients there for our first Thanksgiving dinner in El Nido. We’re planning on making roast chicken, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and chocolate cake (I couldn’t find any pumpkin)! We’re going to try to maintain our […]


How Parenting Has Changed for Us in the Philippines

This is the kids’ fifth time in El Nido and Mr. Bee and I have been here even more than that, but it feels very different now that we’re living here instead of just visiting. Mr. Bee’s parents think that it’s way too difficult for us to stay an extended period of time, especially with […]

Weekly Link Roundup

Tomorrow is our last day in the United States and we’ll be heading to the airport at 9pm after trick or treating. We still have some last minute packing/giving away/donating to do, but we’re in the home stretch! It was a lot of work, but it has been very freeing to get rid of all […]

Fun Drawing Supplies

Fun Drawing Supplies

Charlie and Olive both love drawing so much, and it can easily keep them occupied for hours. When we let them pick out a toy at the toy store, they will often choose arts and crafts supplies. We’ve experimented with all kinds of mediums from crayons to colored pencils, pastels, markers, pens, pencils, paint, and more. […]

What I’ve Learned About Decluttering While Preparing to Move Abroad

We had exactly 2 months to prepare to move to the Philippines, and needless to say it’s been absolutely crazy. In two days we’re going to move out of our apartment, and then in four days we’re getting on an airplane! It is definitely crunch time. Our single biggest challenge has been getting rid of everything […]


Best Stores to Buy Party Supplies

There are tons of party supply stores out there, big and small, so I thought I would share some of my favorites! B O U T I Q U E   S T O R E S Oh Happy Day, Shop Sweet Lulu, Meri Meri, TomKatStudio For Pinterest worthy parties, these shops are your best bet. I’ve purchased […]


Tropical Climate Beauty Products

Over the past couple of years I’ve really streamlined my wardrobe and rarely buy new clothes. But I have become somewhat of a beauty junkie now that I’m getting older and want to take better care of my skin. I also prefer playing around with my makeup to change my look rather than buying new […]

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