OOPS….jetlag got us and we all slept in this morning…mad dash to get kids to school.

Well I’m back…I fought it kicking and screaming. Oh wait..that was my 1 & 2 year olds. Well they were just doing what I was too mature to do. We spent 10 days in Hawaii. We started in Oahu as a little family of 6 – taking the kids to some of our favorite local places from back in the day when we lived there. After a few days there, we met up with Chris’ family on Kauai. It was a needed break for our family and we are so grateful for the opportunity we had to go. I miss it. I need to go back. I need to go now.

I took a lot of pictures. Shocker. I know. Well I am dividing them up into several different posts. Today’s is just a random overview.

Now I can’t decide what to post next, so I am going to let you pick. Here is a list of 5 posts…leave a comment to tell me which one you want to see next. The one with the most requests will be posted tomorrow, the second most on Thursday and so on.

1. A four year old making the 8 hour time adjustment

2. 10 pictures of why I couldn’t relax on the beach

3. 10 photo tips based on pictures from our trip

4. Our attempt at posed pictures in downtown Hanalei

It is good to be back….

For the photo collage I used several templates from Design Aglow

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  • Jane - Oooooh! Love the preview. Can’t wait to hear all about it. I’m glad that you’re going to post about all four topics because that would be a tough choice. But, since I can’t ever get enough of your great photography tips, I vote for #3 to be first!

  • Kari - Oh heck, just combine all of them and post one big one! I enjoy looking at your Hawaii pics…it will be the only Hawaii I’ll ever see besides on tv.

  • Danielle - You moved from Hawaii to Oklahoma? That is a big change!

  • Danielle - I have missed you!!!! Welcome back! I love the new pictures of your vacation. What a great time away! I would love to hear about #4 — your attempt at posed pictures. But who am I kidding? I’d love to hear about all four!

  • Shea - I adore all of these photos! We took our 14 month old this time last year and it was a trip of a lifetime. It was definitely a different experience with a child. And now we have another baby and we can’t wait to go back. I hope to island hop next time.
    Oh, and I say go with number 1 first. Or any advice you have on traveling far distances with littles would be great too. Specifically island hopping while in Hawaii.
    Thank you for sharing your vacation with us!

  • giozi - Welcome Back dear Ashley
    Is great have your pictures again.
    These are fabulous like always. Your boy with the stones, your girl with the flower, your baby sleeping into her portatil crib.
    Welcome back again.

  • Shannon - Ha! I vote for number 4. And you are aware that you are Mommy to the cutest little girl ever, right? Just making sure. She is precious! The boys are sweet too, but something about FireCracker just gets me right in the heart!

  • Sadie - I would have to say I want to see a post about #4. Mainly b/c you used the word “attempt”!!! LOL!

  • Miss Kris - What amazing pictures! Firecracker is just a doll. We’re taking our sons (ages 1 and 3) to Hawaii in February, and I’d love your photography tips, as well as tips on enjoying Hawaii with little ones. Your sage advice is always appreciated 🙂

  • cassie - I vote: 1, 2, 4, 3. Can’t wait!!

  • christina larsen - Welcome back, I wouldn’t have wanted to return either. 🙁 BEAUTIFUL. I choose the one with why you couldn’t relax on the beach.

  • Kristin - photo tips! And posed attempts. Sounds fun. 🙂

  • Dawn Nikol - Love the pics!! Makes me want to pack up my husband and baby and go. Now.

    I’d love to see all 4 of those posts, but my preference would be:
    Photo tips, Reasons you couldn’t relax, the time adjustment, and then attempt at posed pics!


  • amanda torres - I vote for #2. It will make me feel better.

  • rachel denbow - 10 reasons you couldn’t relax on the beach. I can only imagine and want to be prepared for the next time we plan a beach trip. What to expect and how to prepare for it. Or at least how to deal with it and know it’ll make for a good blog post. Because that’s sometimes how I get through the day! ha!

  • Elle - I’m SO SO SO jealous. It looks like an amazing time. One of my former students recently relocated to Haiku, Hawaii (the coolest name for a city EVER) and her pictures are amazing.

  • Heather - i vote for the posed pictures one. 🙂

  • Jessica P. - Oooh…that’s tough. I’m going with #2 though. Sand in uncomfortable places? Sunburn? Fear of Firecracker finding the ocean? I must know.

  • Effy - Well, that settles it. I’m going to have to go to Hawaii one of these days. 🙂 Gorgeous pictures! Y’all look like you belong there!

  • jessica h - #2!! sounds interesting!!

    GORGEOUS photos! Looks sooooo amazing! oh, and I’m very curious: what does Chris’ family do in Hawaii, or was he born there?!

  • Katie M - #3 photo tips please!!

  • Robyn Farmer - My vote is for #2. I figure if the adjustment didn’t go well it will be addressed somewhere between 1-10.

  • Brittany - I vote for #2! The preview photos are beautiful 🙂

  • Barbara G - I vote for #4. I’ll be looking forward to the other posts a lot too of course.
    Those pictures you already showed us are simply amazing. They make me want to go to Hawaii even more. My grandfather went there some years ago and sent us a postcard. He wrote: “Start saving money. You really should see this place.” And not a single word more.

  • Haley - Hanalei 🙂 Just returned from our first vacation to Hawaii (Kauai) last month!!

  • bethany - So jealous! I would love all of those posts. Of course the whole not relaxing on the beach or attampted photos sound hilarious!

  • Raechel Myers - Those pictures of Firecracker on the beach are fantastic. So many that are just PERFECT!

    So, my vote may not be the popular one, but I enjoy your sense of humor and think that your take on a 4-year-old making a time adjustment could be pretty funny.

    Thanks for sharing! Good to have you back!

  • Natalie - #2! And the shots of firecracker asleep on the beach- especially the one under the palm tree- are amazing/beautiful!

  • kassondra - 3,2,4,1

  • ~abi~ - i vote for #4 🙂

  • Carrie Rosalind - They all sound great but I wanna see why you couldn’t relax on the beach! Lol! I’m also interested to see your photo tips. Welcome back to the mainland! 🙂

  • Brittaney - Oh my lord- I need to be there now!
    I’m voting for the 10 reasons you couldn’t relax on the beach. I’m sure it will be humorous!

  • Cassie - Ooooo, looks so relaxing!

    Where did you get that little tent for FireCracker on the beach?

  • Lins - Definitely #4!!! I keep threatening to do a “keepin it real” Christmas card with all of our failed shots (like the one where the wind blows my hair into my lip gloss after hiking halfway up the Kalalau trail with 3 kids for the perfect shot)! 🙂 Glad you had fun!

  • KaraM - #3: Photo Tips, of course!

  • Ranee - Can’t wait to see #4! Looks like you had a great trip! Good for you for being so brave!

  • Juliana - Fantastic pictures… ohhh Hawaiiiiiii! How do you get your pictures to be in that shape with the rounded corners?

  • Kelly Clarke - 4. Our attempt at posed pictures in downtown Hanalei

  • ashley jensen - I vote for #1. I am curious how the kids handled the flight since you previously asked for suggestions on keeping them occupied and happy!

  • Joy - The 4 year old adjusting to the time difference!

  • Keshet Shenkar - Did you use to live in hawaii? I lived there until I was 12! These pics make me homesick:)

  • Melissa Stover - beautiful shots! i can’t see relaxing on the beach for quite a few years as long as i have my kids with me. but it sure is pretty to look at.

  • gina - I vote for #2 As a mom of 5 who went to Kauai this past Easter it is one that i can totally relate to! Glad you had a fun and safe trip and relaxed as much as a mom of 4 could!

  • Alice H - Wow, I love the pictures. Hawaii sounds heavenly, one day I would love to go there. Glad you guys got to get a way for awhile!

    I vote for 2, 1, 4, 3.

  • Gina - I would like to see a picture of your luggage pile. We have 4 kids and I feel like we are bringing out entire house when we travel!

  • Christie - Oh, Leonard’s! Another mark to your “good tastes”! My husband is from Oahu and it’s almost always breakfast the following day.

    And I want to see the “bad” first, so #1 or 2!

  • Allison - attempt at posed pictures

  • Natalie - I grew up in HI so it is so wonderful to see you enjoying all of our favorite places. I can’t wait to see them all, but am most excited for #3 & 4. Can’t wait! Love your photos!

  • s - I vote #2 but I imagine #1 may be one reason you can’t relax at the beach!!

  • Brandi - Looks like you had a GREAT time. I would LOVE to see your photo tips!!

  • Lacey McKay - Oh how fun! I vote for #2 because I’m sure it will make me laugh.

  • Amy - Gorgeous pics! I vote for #4

  • Julie B - Oh #4 most definitely.

  • Anna - I vote for #3!!

  • Trinity - I want to see photo tips definitely!

  • Allison - I vote for #3! I always love when you post photo tips. They are so helpful!

  • Kristin E. - #2

  • Jamie - I can’t wait to read all of them, but I’m going to vote for #3 just bc your pics always tell stories and I want all the tips I can get my hands on! I love this collage.

  • andy - love all the pics
    especially the one of your girl drinking out of a coconut

  • Susan Williams - I say #4. Love your collage of pictures. beautiful, and i caught a glimpse of your chalkboard thought bubble in one of your posed pics, so i thought it might be interesting to see how you used it in others.

  • Becki - #3! #3! (And then, of course, another link to where you got that fabulous red hat, because I’m too lazy to go back and find it.)

  • bopha - love the pictures, looks more fun than anything i did over the past 10 days. i vote for #2, those should be the most amusing pics.

  • Flier Judit - I vote for number 2!

  • sarah k - I vote for the pics of why you couldn’t relax on the beach! 🙂

  • Mara - My vote is for #2!! I think my most fav from your photo collage is the one of your two boys DIGGING into what looks like a shaved ice! So cute!!!

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - Dear Ashley, so glad you had a great time! You were very missed, but your guests were amazing!

    That book (love languages) is amazing! My two are so different, it really gave me awesome reminders on what they need as individuals!

  • ashley gee - number two.

  • Angee C. - I like option number 3. And after looking at your pictures I now totally want a snow cone. : )

  • Sarah - I’d say 2,1,4,3!!! Its good to have you back

  • Megan - 2, 1, 4, 3. can’t wait to see all your pics!

  • Jenna - Love the pictures! I’ll go for #1 – sounds a little scary…

  • RachelC - Oh, I definitely vote #1!! Also, what does the sign say in the big family pic?

  • Brooke Whitis - Let’s be honest, we’re going to eventually hear about all four…but the ones I am the most excited about it the 10 reasons why you couldn’t relax on the beach 🙂 I would like to hear this. Glad you were able to get away!

  • Rachael Schepemaker - Can you tell us how you make those awesome photo collages? What program do you use — Photoshop?

  • Seamingly Sarah - #2 first please! I want to know why you couldn’t relax!!!

  • Monique - Lovely and I’m slightly jealous as I’m in Canada… very far from beaches! I vote #3 🙂

  • shelby - these are such great pictures! I bet this was an awesome trip. I cant wait to see the other posts!

    I would like to see post #2!

  • Shelly - ADORE the pic of firecracker tipping over…
    loved the book you were reading “love languages for kids”
    if you have not read the one for you and your spouse, you should… it is awesome
    My vote is 10 reasons you could not relax on the beach
    Good to have you back!!

  • Emily Lusk - I would like to see them all so it does not really matter to me…. Looks like you had a great time! Two questions for ya…. what did you end up doing on the plane ride over? And how in the world do you get your little girl to sleep like that… wherever and whenever! Love it!

  • Sarah - Your pictures make me SOOOO homesick, Ashley. I bet Song and Wang were beside themselves with joy meeting your adorable clan. I’m curious if your boys just loved the huge cockroaches… for some reason I think biggest brother would find them fascinating. I pick #3 (photo tips) because our Hawaii pictures never turn out this nice… ever!

  • Caroline - I am excited about all of the coming posts! But, since I am traveling with my 10 month old this weekend, I guess I will pick #1. 🙂

  • mandi - I vote for #2!

    love that picture of firecracker all tuckered out on the beach.

  • Kimber - The tips! I love when you do that!

    Also, what program do you use to make all your collages? I just love the way you them!

  • lifeologia - I vote for the 10 photos why you couldn’t relax on the beach ;D
    I won’t be surprised why 😉 But I will love to see your kiddos going crazy.

  • Sara Beth Johnson - 10 photo tips! Also, would love to know how you made your collage. love it!

  • Lindsay - #3 photo tips!!

  • Jenny B. - I gotta go for the photo tips! 🙂 Can’t wait to see them all, though!

  • Lois Victoria - I love your blog and as a resident of Kailua this post really excites me! Can’t wait to see more of the places I know documented by you with your adorable family!

    PS. I have Leonard’s Bakery once a week and love it! 🙂

  • Carol V. - 2 please. And then 3!

  • Stephanie - I’d love to see more of any but I’ll pick #4 randomly because I don’t remember which was which. I used to live in Manoa Valley at the YWAM base there. I know what you mean about missing it. It’s been over 10 years since I left. I’ve been on that very same trail to the falls I went so many times in the 7 mothes I lived there. Ahhhhh Hawaii will forever be my home.

  • Mariah Milan - Jealous!!! I want to go back home to Maui sooooo bad!!!

  • Jill R - What an adventure!! Firecracker’s car seat happy hour is hi-larious!! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  • MelissaM - is that pic of the boys eating shave ice at Keneke’s on Waimanalo beach? Thats where I lived & worked for two summers. 🙂 Miss it sooo much.

  • Karla (LaPine) Swalve - so fun to look at your pictures! I miss Hawaii. Hopefully I can one day bring my husband to visit-glad you could take the kids and share it with them!

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  • Taneka Froberg - I have been going about clothes wrong…………hopefully i will comprehend an improvement now!!!

Okay creative ladies….we need your submissions!!!

The deadline for The Next Big Thing has been extended to this Saturday, October 23rd.

See below for all the details.


And while I was gone my monthly post over at Design Aglow went live. Here is a peek, go check it out.

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  • Karen Davis - so much fun….these are the things I miss out on, living overseas!

  • giozi - Well How I have only one a neuron. Well I’m not going to participate 😀
    But I will see everything to get tips.

  • amanda torres - I could think of one person who should enter and reads this blog. I’m not going to name names, Jamie Jones, but they know they should enter!

  • mandi - I have a simple gift idea.

    *buy a thrifted wool sweater
    *felt it in the washer
    *cut out 2 pieces (in the shape of a blue bell rainbow pop)
    *sew the 2 pieces together leaving the bottom (flat part) open- use a blanket stitch
    *that’s it! know what you have? a handy little pot holder that slips on the handle of your cast iron pan!

  • mandi - oops.
    this is what i get for not reading all the rules completely. oh well. i guess you could cancel out these 2 awesome comments! haha!

Well I am back on mainland US soil…trying to help my kids and myself recover from jetlag. I am excited to share with you another guest post. For those of you that check in here regularly for easy diy projects – you are going to be big fans of today’s post. Last month I had the opportunity to guest post over at eighteen25. It is a blog full of crafty goodness, tons of scrapbooking ideas and free downloads. The sisters – Jennifer, Jamie, & Jodie – are crazy creative. They also have a knack for compiling all kinds of ideas from talented bloggers. Today’s post will get you ready for Christmas and you get a super cute free download to help with the process. Enjoy their blog and their post here today!

For the past three years, us girls have gotten together to make Christmas Planners. It’s always fun (and a little frustrating) to design it inside and out. But, it’s even more fun to use it during the holiday season.

We’ve come up with a Christmas Planner download to help you get yours done in a snap.

In TEN easy steps, to be exact.

STEP ONE: Download 10xmasplanner and print it out.

STEP TWO: Gather all of your supplies…
  • composition notebook
  • ribbon (we picked black grosgrain)
  • 3 sheets of 12×12 pattern paper (we used My Mind’s Eye – I Believe papers)
  • adhesive (glue dots work best)
  • 3″ circle punch (to punch out Christmas Planner tag)
  • a 4″ scallop circle cut from a Cricut (optional)
  • 2 6″x9″ envelopes with clasps
  • stapler
  • black ink pad (optional)

STEP THREE: Cut a piece of ribbon about 36″ long and attach around your notebook with adhesive. Now you’ll be able to tie it shut so little curious eyes won’t be able to peek at your Christmas list.

STEP FOUR: Cut one sheet of paper in half so that you have two 6″x12″ pieces. Lay each piece under the front and back cover and trace so you know how long to cut for the length and corners. All composition notebooks are a little different. If you’d like, ink the edges of your paper to give it a distressed look.

STEP FIVE: Using another sheet of paper, cut two 2″ strips and then trace on your notebook to get the length. Ink the edges.

STEP SIX: Cut a 5 1/2″ circle out of your last sheet of paper. You can ink the edges of that too.

STEP SEVEN: Now we’re going to glue everything down. First, start with the two larger sheets. Then your large circle (you should be able to line it up with the black spine of the notebook. Next, adhere your two strips. Again, lining it up with the black spine. And last, but not least… attach your Christmas Planner tag.

STEP EIGHT: Get your envelopes and your two strips that say “my receipts” and “my coupons” ready. Find two scraps of your pattern paper and cut two strips 2″x6″. And go ahead and ink the edges. Attach these to the bottom of your envelopes and then attach the strips with the sayings at the bottom of that. Glue these down to the inside of your front flap and the inside of your back flap. Now, you’ll never misplace those important little pieces of paper. (NOTE: we backed the inside flaps with white sheets of cardstock to cover up all of the printed words that we don’t need to see.)

STEP NINE: Find a calendar online and print it out. We used the weekly calendar from calendarlabs.com. You’ll adhere these sheets right on the notebook pages behind your calendar tab. What calendar tab? That’s the next step. 🙂

STEP TEN: You can use the tabs provided on the download, or make your own by cutting 2″x2″ squares out of your remaining paper. Ink the edges and then fold them in half. Now, you’ll want to give each tab a title. Our tabs include… THE LIST (where we write down all of those wonderful gift ideas), CALENDAR (where we attach the calendar print outs and jot down important dates), CARDS (where we keep address of everyone we need to mail Christmas cards too), MENU (where our Christmas dinner menu goes and our grocery list too), TO DO (where we write down all of the extra little things we need to remember, but are too frazzled to) Choose whatever works best for you. Gather a few notebook pages and staple your tabs on. Layering them down the side, so they’re easy to read.

And you’re done!!

Hopefully it wasn’t more complicated than we told you it would be.

Make sure this little puppy tags along with you on every shopping trip. It’s a must!

What an honor to be a guest here at Under The Sycamore. Thank you for having us Ashley!

Jennifer, Jamie and Jodie

I have more pictures from our trip than any of you would ever care to see…nonetheless I will begin the photo onslaught tomorrow! By the way, I just saw an ad for a pumpkin patch…10 days on an island…I have zero desire to go to the pumpkin patch this year. Sad. I know.

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  • RachelC - Super cool planner. Thanks for sharing! Also, Ash — bring on the photo onslaught! I can’t wait!

  • Stacey - That is such a great idea… I have a little free time this week and I think I’m going to add the Christmas Planner to my To Do list!


  • Amy - Great idea! Thank you for the free download, I know what I am doing tonight ;-D

  • Sarah - love this! thanks!!!

  • Libby - LOVE eighteen25. They’re amazing! thanks for the tutorial girls!

  • CHRISTY - What crafty ladies! Love this Xmas planner idea!

  • Denise - This is so cute and easy! I wish I would have bought more of these style notebooks at WalMart when they had them for 25 cents at their back to school sale. I may actually make this and see if I can stick to a plan. 😉

  • Tina - I love the planner! I now have a great project to do, Thanks.

  • Melody - Adorable!

  • jennifer - I LOVE THIS! Can’t wait to make it and start using it! Planning ahead always makes the holidays so much sweeter!

  • Ellie g - SOOOOOOO cute you great gals! I love it. I always make elaborate daily calendars for all of December, but I’m thinking of starting really early this year. This would be a great way to go. Yes? Love the fonts for the coupon strip. You girls are genius. (and how cute is that photo of the 3 of you? LOVE IT!)

  • Tracie Koenig - OH! I can’t wait to try this today. Not too sunny here on the West Coast so it will be a good project in between laundry! Thank ladies 🙂 OH,and I already have you a my regular list of blogs!

  • Jodi - I love, love this!!! A great tutorial and guest post.

  • kimberlee - Absolutely fabulous!

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - This may be my favorite tutorial EVER! I can’t wait to go get composition notebooks…

  • Pat - Love this idea!! Want to try to make one soon!

  • Lexie - Thank you! I’ve already gathered the supplies and am working on it now. I can use all the help I can get when it comes to getting organized. 😉

  • Tiffany - LOVE IT!!! Making two this after noon, one for me one for a friend. Thanks!

  • Jenny B. - LOVE the tip about gathering a few pages and stapling the tabs on! Why didn’t I think of that?! 🙂 Thanks!!

  • allison - LOVE that idea..i’m off to make one RIGHT NOW!

  • amber - SO awesome. Why hadn’t I ever thought to make a planner for Christmas?? Now I need a plan to get to the store….
    And, welcome back. It stinks coming home sometimes:)…

  • Kristin - I will definitely try to make time to do this. My Christmas organization is usually a big pile of lists, receipts and coupons. I never have what I need when I need it and it’s not efficient. I need a real Christmas planner. Thanks!

  • Emily Cheney - This is so dang cute! Thank you for getting me organized!! 🙂

  • Summer Crosbie - I love this! Can’t wait to make one.

  • Lori - I just made one for my daughter, too cute, thanks so much.

  • FullertonRegan - Woooooooooooooooooooooahhhhhh!!!!! My head just exploded with this awesomeness! I’m a listmaker by trade and this fits into my obsession verrrrrrry nicely.

    I’m all about the effeciency of electronics, but sometimes just the tangible-ness of a book like this makes the task more enjoyable. I mean, you’re never going to get a to-do list look like this on a smart phone.

  • Jenn - Why do I always find these things after all the stores are closed?! SO cute can’t wait to get the supplies in the morning!

  • tasha roe - i love little things like this. thanks so much for sharing it. they are always fun to look back at years later and see how much stuff cost and what toys were popular. i have kept about 15 years worth of day-timer inserts. fun stuff.

  • Tracy Blake - This is so darn cute!! I can’t wait to go home and make some for me and my friends. What an awesome idea!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Brooke - What a darling planner. This one is definitely getting bookmarked!

  • Susan Irvine - I love this little book. I used to always use a planner. I am going to make this one and see if I can get organized early for Christmas this year.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  • Amy M. - This is so lovely! Thank you for sharing. I will be adding this to my “To Do” list.

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  • Annette - So cute!!! Any way to change the date for future years?

  • Gay Ferland - Fantastic project!!! Is there any way to get 2012 for the labels?????
    Gay Ferland

  • Athena - Do you have a generic year Holiday/Christmas Planner tag for the front of the book? Here it is 2013 and I don’t want one that says 2010…. HA HA HA
    Thanks for such a fabulous idea!

  • Kim - I love this post ladies! Great job.

  • Diane - Is the Christmas printout not available any longer? I’m trying to print it out and the screen is blank. Thanks.

  • Hannah - I LOVED this idea! I have not only done a “Holiday” planner but I have also created a planner that runs from January 2016 to September AND I have a 2016 Holiday Planner ready to go! Thank you so much for sharing this. It has helped me stay on top of things that I’m not good at remembering.

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