Our Weekend + Best Of The Internet

Happy Monday, everyone!

I’m extra happy today, because my sweet mom is in town visiting! She arrived last week and it’s been go go go since she landed. We’ve gotten in some shopping, some beach time and just general hanging out, which is honestly my favorite part of having her here. It’s crazy what some good quality time with your parents can do for your soul.

We enjoyed some blackened shrimp tacos at home on Friday and homemade margaritas using the jalape̱o tequila I made (recipe coming soon!) Рboth were SO GOOD!

In all of her trips to Hawaii, my mom said she had never seen Waimea Bay – Dane and I were like…what?! So we parked ourselves on the sand all afternoon and when lunch came, we grabbed some shrimp plates from one of our favorite spots!

Waimea Bay, March 2017

Waimea Bay, 2017 Laie, March 2017

We have lots of fun activities on tap for the next few weeks, so if I’m not around the blog as much as usual – you’ll know why! Be sure you’re following along on Instagram for all the fun 🙂

And now some can’t miss pieces from the interwebs…

Kelsey’s breakdown of clean eating, how she got started and better yet – how she gets the whole family to participate! – is a must read for anyone curious about healthy eating.

Anne’s post on podcasts had me jotting down a new list of “things to download”!

Chelsea’s post on celebrating life really stood out to me and was probably one of the best things I read last week!

I love a good IKEA hack, and Living With Landyn did a pretty incredible one with bookshelves that I LOVE! Her budget is admittedly much higher than mine ever would be for such a project, but I love how it turned out!

IS anyone else addicted to those mini eggs Cadbury makes for Easter every year? I AM! Andrea over at Salty Canary took that love affair with eggs and made 5 drool-inducing desserts with them.

And on that note – I’m headed out (to probably make a dessert!)

How was your weekend?

March 21, 2017


  • Oh those mini eggs are the death of me every Easter!! I can’t stop. I have been making an effort to avoid them at Target! But I am so happy for you that your mom is in town, I know how much you miss her!! And you two are twins, seriously! I hope you guys have the best time soaking up that mommy and me time 😉

    • Kait

      The mini eggs are also my demise! I just veer away from them entirely, because I can sit and eat an entire bag in one sitting. It’s terrible! Oh my gosh – everyone says we are twins LOL!

  • looks like a great weekend girl! those bunny masks are adorable!

  • YAY for time with your mom! I hope you guys have the best week ever!

  • What a fun weekend!! I want the guest bedroom when your mom leaves so that we can go do all these fun things and play! In my dreeeeeams! You look so pretty in these pics, and I’m so glad you’re having a great time with your mom. Makes my heart happy to read about and see! I bet she misses you so much since you live so far away, but HOW FUN that you get to make memories like this together!

  • Oof you’re definitely making me miss Hawaii, Kait! So glad you’re able to spend some quality time with your mom and show her around the island. Also, I love your blog design–it’s so bright and Hawaiian.

    • Kait

      Aw thank you so much! The design took so long to finally nail down that I’m happy someone other than me enjoys it too 🙂

  • Jen

    I am so glad that your Mom is visiting! Enjoy that time with her! 🙂