Altoid Mint Tin: Kitty Cat

  I saw something like this on pinterest and just had to try making it. Since I’ve taken up needle felting, I made a needle felted kitty. Kitty has her … Continue Reading →


Embroidery Hoop Baby Mobile

  I’ve made these little fabric busting birds before for a different kind of baby mobile. For a friend’s new baby, I made a mobile with embroidery hoops this time. … Continue Reading →


Best Hawaii Children’s Books

Our kids have loved getting to know their new home by exploring the island, watching documentaries, and making new friends. Another way to learn about the culture and language of … Continue Reading →


Gift for the Sibling of a New Baby

  When our friends welcomed their second child earthside, we were so thrilled for them, and celebrated despite the physical distance. We all love to shower a new mom and … Continue Reading →

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Children’s Book Favorites

  We love reading. I am fortunate to have a sister-in-law who is a librarian and avid reader, so I am always informed about wonderful books, new titles, and books that … Continue Reading →


Open Letter to Sam Harris About Going Vegan

It’s unethical to delegate something to be done that you wouldn’t do yourself for ethical reasons. If you would be horrified to kill an animal and would just never countenance it to get your next hamburger, well then to have it done out of sight and out of mind is not an ethical solution. – Sam Harris Continue Reading →


Plush Forest Mushrooms Tutorial

It is mushroom mania in our house. In Hawaii, mushrooms are imported from the mainland and are about twice the price, and often not as good because of their journey. … Continue Reading →


A Different Kind of New Year

To welcome the new year, which is really an arbitrary number, we sometimes feel obligated to force a resolution upon our future selves. The wisdom of this tradition gets buried in egoic aspirations. Continue Reading →


Last-Minute Gift Idea for Atheists

Preorder a copy today and print a gift card from the website! Orders will be filled January-February 2016. Happy Solstice and Holiday Season!

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Sea Turtle Rescue in Hawaii

We went to a black sand beach in Hawaii one morning and witnessed the release of a sea turtle back into the wild. Since then we have met another turtle … Continue Reading →