Aloha and happy Friday! Today is the day I’ve been waiting for…our household goods are being delivered! I’m excited to: sleep in a real bed, decorate baby girl’s nursery, sit on a sofa in the living room rather than a beach chair, enjoy our lanai while sitting on something other than the concrete slab, cook a meal with more than one pot, and much much more. I’ll share updates on Instagram and will try to do a progress blog post or 2 here on the blog too. I have a few design/functionality challenges that I’m not quite sure what to do with, so I may need your help!
Here are a few other things that have been on my mind or caught my eye lately:
Extraordinary Moms Podcast Episode 108: Making Mom Friends: It’s easy to make friends as a kid but a bit more difficult once you’re an adult. I’m not overly outgoing but have learned that you need to be willing to put yourself out there as an adult if you don’t want to remain friendless in a new place. I listened to this episode of the Extraordinary Moms Podcast a few days ago and it shared some great ways to make friends as a mom (Jessica, the host, is a military wife so that’s pretty neat too). We are living in a new place and I’m on the hunt for friends, so this one really hit home.
DIY Headboards: Has anyone ever made their own headboard? We don’t have a headboard and I really want one…yet I’m not about to spend the money it costs to buy one (plus we’d also have to rent a truck to get it home). I’d love a tufted fabric headboard and there are so many DIYs on Pinterest that it’s a bit overwhelming. Anyone have a good tutorial they can share with me?
Paradise Cove Luau: Last Saturday we decided to go to the Paradise Cove Luau as a touristy way to welcome ourselves to the island. (The photo above was taken right before we walked over from our house.) We had a fun time, the food was tasty, the dancers were great, and Jack had fun running around (although he was a bit too young/energetic to sit and truly enjoy the show). If you visit Oahu and want to go to a luau, I recommend going to this one.