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Hero Mighty Patch

I was shopping at Target yesterday when these Hero pimple patches caught my eye. I had a big red pimple on my chin and decided to give them a try. I didn’t read any reviews so I didn’t have any expectations. You simply apply a patch on your pimple for 6 hours, then reapply another […]


The Two Biggest Challenges with Living on a Remote Island Abroad

Many people dream of living on a tropical island like we have for the past six years. But like everything in life, there are pros and cons. The biggest pros of living on an island for us is the simplicity of our lives and being so close to nature. The biggest cons are lack of access […]


Tween Skincare Routine

A couple months ago, Charlie got his first small pimple on his chin. Recently he’s had another pimple on his chin along with some small bumps on his forehead, most likely from always resting his glasses on his forehead when he’s reading or doing online homeschool. There’s no doubt that he’s grown a drastic amount […]

Covid Anxiety

I have many friends and family that tested positive for covid in the US the past couple of weeks. They stayed cautious the entire pandemic, but are getting covid now probably due to the extreme transmissibility of the Omicron variant. One friend thinks she got it at the dentist. Another thinks he got it at […]


Mixbook Photobook Review

Mixbook is one of the most highly rated photobook websites right now, so I decided to give it a try, and I wasn’t disappointed. There are hundreds of templates to choose from including holiday, year in review, travel, recipe, etc. that make it easy to create a beautiful photobook. They have an iphone app, but I have an […]


5 Reasons I Don’t Want to Move Back to the US.

Since we decided never to reopen our small resort in the Philippines, we’d been planning on moving back to the US to spend more time with my parents as they get older. The pandemic really made us think about the importance of family as we were all kept apart, worried about each other’s health. We moved […]


Stocking Stuffers

I love filling stockings with a combination of fun, practical, and edible things. I just finished buying stocking stuffers today, and if you’re still looking for some last minute ideas, here’s what I got for Charlie and Olive! Fortune Cookie Bracelets – This 4 pack of bracelets that come in fortune cookie shaped containers were too […]

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