Hello Summer

This will be our first summer living on an island. An island where it’s not 120° degrees outside like it was in Las Vegas for about half of the year! This means lots of outdoor time ahead for us. It’s also the first time the boys are off of school for the whole summer. They’ve been in year-round schools since preschool. This means momma is going to need some help keeping them entertained.


It’s important for me to not just keep them busy but to see them learn new things and to build beautiful memories together all while having fun.

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Haha! Well, I got a little secret weapon.


I know of an online store that I can always find what I need and even things I didn’t know I needed LOL. Trust me, there’s nothing as valuable as a one-stop shop with affordable prices and huge product selection when life’s busy enough. I’ve been shopping at Oriental Trading for all my parties and special occasion events for many years now.

 Let’s go down memory lane…..

All these parties feature fabulous goodies from Oriental Trading:

Nature Monkey


Keep Soaring High

Soaring High Birthday Party - The Marshmallow Studio

Outlaw Western Hoedown


 Scooby Doo Haunted Carnival

Haunted Halloween Carnival 71by

Roaring Dinosaur

Aiden Dinosaur Party

Fiesta Baby Shower

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Pirate’s Cove

Pirate Party by TheMarshmallowStudio

Camping Adventure

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Girls Craft Day

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Steve Jobs quote

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know can already guess the answer to this question…. Where have I been?


Saying our goodbyes to our Las Vegas home.

The truth is that I’ve been going through a nightmare for the past two years (more on that later). However, I couldn’t be more happy to tell you that we’re in a better place now.


Just arrived at our new house on Camano Island.

Back at the end of April we moved to a small quiet island in the state of Washington. Life is sweet here, let me tell ya!

Camano Island

Surrounded by love, nature and peace .

You can expect to see some home decorating posts with before + after shots + DIYs, crafts and more. Who’s excited?!

 Meanwhile, I leave you here with a tease of what’s to come….

The Marshmallow Studio recipe