I still feel like I’m on a high from our trip to Kauai last week. In less than two months we’ll have a newborn and things will change dramatically of course for our little family. I wanted to take one last trip as a family of three, and this one was perfect for that. We stuck around pretty close to our hotel at the very western edge of the North Shore and rarely drove more than 15-20 minutes to go anywhere (a true vacation and not sightseeing!), we had lots of beach time but lots of active outings too like hiking and kayaking, and I felt like we were able to do just about everything we wanted by the time we left.
It was a good reminder too of how easy it’s been the last couple years with Henry. Despite our struggles conceiving a second, I think we’ll always look back on this time with one child, though it hasn’t been by choice, and think, ‘boy, we had it easy‘. I’ve always kind of known that but the sting of infertility has blinded me from really appreciating it. He’s almost 6, and life is a lot whole more pleasant recently with a boy and not a toddler (I love Sharon’s post about the magic years here and it’s so true!). This trip helped me appreciate that so much more, inevitably I was more of the weak link than he was! He could do just about every activity that we wanted to do so we didn’t have to do too much ‘kid’ stuff. I didn’t even have to swim in the pool with him if I didn’t want to, I could watch him from a chair where I could still cheer on his cannonballs jumps. A couple more years and I might not even have to make his lunch or walk him to school! I’ll be sharing a few of our trip highlights next week (although you can peek at a bunch of pictures on instagram like this shot above at Secret Beach).
Here are some links to explore, have a great weekend:
I think I found the rocker I want to get (so hard to find a cute + stylish one)
Oh Joy’s new studio is just stunning!
I’m dying over this cute backpack from etsy
Love this DIY chore chart
What other stylemakers are also saying about the birkenstocks trend
The coolest bookshelf around
Banana pumpkin breakfast smoothie for fall
You have to read Design Mom’s post about Oakland public schools, such a great discussion
For all french macaron lovers out there, a delicious + fun looking book
Making a DIY honeycomb stamp
16 of the Best Fall Crafts for your Home
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>