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Summer

A Picnic at Fukugawa Falls

I’ve spent most my life seeing romantic setups in magazines and in remote locations like this on TV but after putting in the work I can say it’s way better than it looks. There are so many other senses I never thought much about like the cool air from the waterfall and the singing birds hidden in the canopy. Okinawa, Japan is not just about the[...]

Painted Wood Jewelry Dish DIY

Who is ready for summer? Although my kids are still in school it sure feels like summer has begun. Last weekend we took a little trip to a nearby island where we enjoyed the sandy white beaches. I am ready for sandy toes and salty kisses because we will be spending most of our time at the beach and eating Japanese ramen. There will also be a lot of sw[...]

Faux Floral Wreath DIY

We have had three wonderful summers in Okinawa, Japan. Living in Okinawa has been the best and most humbling experience I've could have asked for. Japan stretches from the frigid island of Hokkaido in the extreme north, all the way to the idyllic subtropical islands of Okinawan in the far southwest where we are. Summers are hot and humid, but living ri[...]

A Simple Beach Picnic Setting

Summer is around the corner, and that means it’s PCS season. This is when military families move to a new duty station and start a new chapter in their lives. I'm starting to feel the PCS'ing blues, and I remember the first time when my husband told me that it was going to be hard leaving Okinawa, Japan after three years. I thought to myself, "yeah,[...]