Welcome Home Saturday: Hawaii Recap

Hello friends! Welcome to this week’s edition of Welcome Home Saturday: Hawaii Recap, a weekly series where several of my friends and I gather every Saturday on our blogs to share what is inspiring us around the web. Plus, catch a peek into what’s been happening with me lately!

Welcome Home Saturday Hawaii Recap

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Welcome Home Saturday: Hawaii Recap

Before I share our Hawaii recap I want to wish all the dads out there an early Happy Father’s Day! And especially the special dads in our lives, my dad, my father in-law and my awesome husband Mike! You three are the best and we love you SO much!

Hawaii Trip

Yesterday morning our family returned home from a 10 day trip to Oahu! We are tired from flying home on the red eye but feeling rejuvenated and grateful.

I’m sure you can tell by the way that I decorate our home that we LOVE the beach! Needless to say we were all in heaven.

We stayed two nights at the Laylow Hotel in Waikiki before joining up with my parents at the Marriott Ko’olina where they have a time share. My sister’s family joined as well! We crammed all 12 of us into a three bedroom and I wouldn’t want it any other way. (Thankful for close cousins and this awesome air mattress!)

It was a time for us all to be together and to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday and what a celebration it was! We cooked out, ate out and found some yummy new drinks! (Stay tuned for a drink recipe coming your way soon!)

All 12 of us in Hawaii!
The whole fam!

Here are just a few of the things we did… shopping, ziplining, visited the Pearl Harbor memorial, hiked to the Waimea Falls, swam in the most beautiful ocean, visited the North Shore, saw my college volleyball teammate who lives in Hawaii and ate tons of shaved ice and more.

And that’s just a few of the fun highlights!

In the picture above you can see the last time we were in Hawaii as a family in 2016 vs. us this year, 2023! So fun to see the growth!

Our crew in Hawaii
Love my crew!

We had the time of our lives and can’t wait to go back. However, while there we started planning my mom’s 70th birthday trip for next summer.

Any guesses on where she wants to go?

If you guessed London and Paris you are correct! Now I have a whole year to plan and save for that trip as well!

Blog Posts You Might Have Missed

Before I left for Hawaii I shared 15 Easy DIY Projects for Your Outdoor Spaces this Summer. A really fun roundup of ideas that you don’t want to miss!

15 DIY Summer Craft IDeas

I also shared Simple Ways to Decorate Your Outdoor Spaces for Summer that featured a tour of our backyard. And now that I am home so much has changed already. My zinnias and cosmos are growing like crazy and my peonies are in bloom. Oh, and our hydrangeas out front are ready to pop!

Raised garden beds in our backyard
My raised garden beds (zinnias are closet and cosmos are in the far bed).

Links and Loves

I have some fun links to share with you all today. Did you know if you click a shopping link in one of my posts and buy something (even if it’s not the same item I have linked) I earn a commission? Pretty awesome right? I am always thankful when you shop through my links. It helps keep this little blog afloat.

Want even more curated lists? Visit my Amazon Storefront where I have everything organized and linked for you in one spot!

Plus I always love to see what you guys are loving. Below is last week’s weekly best sellers!

Of course it’s no secret that I love blue and white so of course I had to round up a lovely collection of blue and white ginger jars! I have several around our home and want to add more to my collection.

Coming Up On the Blog

After taking some time off for our trip I am excited to bring you some new content!

Next week I will be sharing a new Monday Must Haves, a new Tuesdays With Tracy, along with a post all about Iceberg roses!

I first saw this beautiful variety in my mom’s yard several years ago and new I needed some in ours. I’m sure you will fall in love with them too!

Iceberg Roses at my mom’s house!

Welcome Home Saturday: Hawaii Recap

And now l can’t wait for you to see what my friends and I have been up to. Summer is here and that means we have some great posts for you. Click on each link to visit each post!

Welcome Home Saturday: A Weekly Home Decor Digest

White Arrows Home | 15 Summer Craft Ideas

DIY Outdoor Shower Curtain

The Tattered Pew | 15 Easy Projects For Your Outdoor Spaces This Summer

tatertots & jello | How to Organize a No Closet Entryway

She Gave it a Go | 3 Must-Have Items for Effortless Summer Outdoor Entertaining

I’d love to have you hang out with me some more! Feel free to follow along with me on any of the platforms linked below.

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  1. Good timing! I needed a birdbath and fountain for a spot in my garden!
    I love your family pics…looks like an amazing trip!!

  2. Hawaii sounds amazing. It looks like you had a wonderful time. And Europe??? Wow! You are going to be a busy traveler!

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