• Summer Hiking Trips

      by Kay on June 6, 2017 , 18 Comments

      One of my absolute favorite parts about living in New Hampshire, specifically at the base of the White Mountains, is hiking. Summer hiking trips have been a part of my life since childhood. But for some reason, last year we hardly hiked at all. Granted, last summer was a bit rocky in terms of some personal life turbulence. No matter the reason, this year I definitely did not want to let hiking season pass us by. Thanks to my trusty bullet journal, I’ve planned out some summer hiking trips for us to conquer! We’ve already checked the first hike off […]

    • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

      by Kay on May 16, 2017 , 16 Comments

      Today is superhero dress up day at school for my six year old daughter. When she brought home the flier about it a few weeks ago, the words immediately out of her mouth were, “I have to go as Moon Girl!” To which my nerdy parenting heart swelled and I had a mission to make it happen. Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is a fantastic comic, especially for the younger age group. It stars Lunella Lafayette (aka Moon Girl), a nine year old science genius who is bored to tears at school and terrified of the inhuman genes that lurk […]

    • Costa Rica: Family Vacation 2017

      by Kay on May 4, 2017 , 32 Comments

      What. A. Trip. Our visit to Costa Rica was wonderful. The travel there went as smoothly as possible, which was excellent since that was the source of quite a bit of anxiety for me. After arriving at the San Jose airport last Saturday afternoon we loaded our bags into a van and were driven to the house we’d rented for the week. One of my favorite things about this trip was having drivers/transport. All of our transport was booked with a company called Varso Travel. In addition to getting us to the house from the airport, they picked us up […]

    • Family Costume Reveal!

      by Kay on November 1, 2016 , 18 Comments

      Halloween this year was such a success! As I mentioned in quite a few posts, this was the first year we did a family costume. Our daughter picked the theme, and she went with Pokemon! My partner was Ash, I was Serena, and she was Pikachu! Figured I’d post a reference pic in case you weren’t familiar with Pokemon XY. And of course, we modified our costumes for Halloween in New Hampshire which is COLD. It was 38 degrees for trick or treating. BRRRRRR. (Oh, and Serena isn’t wearing her usual chunky white sunglasses on her hat in this pic, […]

    • Weekend Adventure: The Deerfield Fair

      by Kay on October 4, 2016 , 14 Comments

      This past weekend we drove down to one of New Hampshire’s biggest fairs – The Deerfield Fair! We had a great time, in spite of the weather which was low fifties and just on the cusp of rain the whole day. Luckily, the rain decided to hold off for us until we were driving home! I didn’t bring my DSLR with me in case of downpours however, so all the pics you see are from my phone. Better than nothing! We began our day in the petting zoo area which was pretty great since we had it mostly to ourselves. […]

    • Child Style #2: September Looks

      by Kay on September 21, 2016 , 12 Comments

      It’s time for the latest installment of Child Style, where I share illustrations of OOTDs my daughter picks out and wears. I absolutely love illustrating this series, both as great sketching practice and also for memory preserving! I know I’ll look back in a few years and treasure these. Keep reading to see the September looks, and get the latest in five year old style. Shirt: Children’s Place | Skirt: Kohls | Sneakers: Kohls | Backpack + Lunchbox: Amazon The First (Ever) Day of School Talk about a big day! My daughter played it surprisingly tame in all pink. She […]