Weekend travel bags ready to go, a flour dusted Kitchen Aid, work pumps kicked off by the front door, a roomba navigating chewed up dog toys, sweaty gym clothes hanging on the bathroom door, placemats and Le Creuset casserole dishes, Trade Joe’s tablescapes, and Clorox wipes in every room of the house. Welcome to the Pint Sized Homemaker.


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Pestelos Paradise Diaries – Gluten vs. Gluton

What time is it? What day is it?? The haze of the misty clouds and turquoise lagoon are impairing our ability to focus on anything but getting to breakfast before noon and watching the waves gently break against the pillows of perfectly white sand as our eye lids slowly droop…

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Pestelos Paradise Diaries – Pineapple Fields & War Stories

We are married!! We are married! Still floating from the night before, Carl and I got out of bed as the sun gently peaked over the top of our thatched hut letting these honeymooners know it was time to rise and shine and start our adventure packed day! With a…

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Pestelos Paradise – I Do, Part Two – Images

Our I Do, Part Two was so incredibly magical and a memory we will always cherish! Here are some of the amazing photos a local photographer captured of this wonderful day! The opening blessing… My tropical spray bouquet, delicious smelling orchid lei and our gorgeous floral crowns… Exchanging rings and…

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Pestelos Paradise Diaries – I Do, Part Two

There is something so peaceful and serene about waking up to the sounds of birds fluttering and water gently rocking up against the pillars of your dock. I can take pictures and videos but how does one capture this feeling of utter calm in a bottle to take home? After…

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Pestelos Paradise Diaries – No Words

Bon Jour! Ia Orana! We arrived! After just an 8 hour flight, we had escaped La La Land and finally landed in Tahiti! The Tahiti-Moon or our Pestelos Paradise had officially begun! Eye lids drooping from a sleepless flight, picture a 757 with endless rows of seats decked out in…

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I’m Back!

So I took a bit of a break from my blog, a vacation? Not quite. He popped the question, finally! On April 8, 2014 my amazing boyfriend proposed out on a beautiful bluff overlooking the ocean and became my fiance. Since then it has been a crazy year of ups…