Lilikoi Joy

Mom, nurse, and blogger who writes about the passions and joys of an every day life. Happily addicted to DIY, decorating, and cooking. Lover of fun, sun, hula dancing, & beaches. On a mission to create a beautiful world, at least my little piece of it!

"DIY" Fresh Baked Blueberry Streusel Muffins [Before and After]

Happy May! It's almost Mother's Day, do you have any plans for the special day? We have our whole family here for lunch with all the moms, it's always a nice gathering and the weather usually cooperates to have the shindig outdoors ....more

Flower Wide Open (A Poem)

You can see these same tulips in their heyday on my...more

The Fresh Berries: DIY Wood Sign {how-to}

I finally got myself a sign that's been on my mind for years! Weird, right, to have a sign in my head for years?! And such a specific sign too ....more

How to Vacation with Your Parents Without Losing Your Mind: A Tour Around the Island of Oahu

Last month I took a trip with my parents back to Oahu. Now to some people, spending 9 days and 8 nights together in close proximity with your parents may not be your idea of a vacation, but I've gotta say, it was a great time - it's ranked high up there as one of my favorite vacations. We've taken several trips together over the years and we really enjoy each other's company ....more

Tiptoeing through the Tulips at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2015

Last weekend, two of my favorite galpals and I had a fun girls day visiting the Skagit Valley tulips in Mount Vernon, WA. I love making this trek to the tulip fields - the sea of bright colors is such a happy way to welcome Spring, so I thought I'd bring a little cheerfulness to the internet today with photos captured from our day. Read more » © 2010-2014 Lilikoi Joy....more

Grilled Island Jerk Shrimp and Sausage Skewers

Olá, amigos! Como você está? That is the extent of my Portuguese, and Google Translate had to help me with part of it ....more

Live Aloha ~ Recycled Goodwill Painting Gets Two New Looks

We have had a pretty mild winter in the Pacific Northwest and even saw quite a few beautiful sunny days here in the past couple weeks. I am very grateful for that considering that so much of the country has had severe winter conditions that would challenge the sunniest of dispositions. It is still cold here though, so about this time of year I'm ready for some warmer weather ....more

Decorating for the Japanese Gulch Dinner & Auction 2015

Well hello, friends! It's been awhile since I last posted - early January was the last time! Things are fine here and we are all well ....more

18 Adorable Mason Jar Ideas for Drinking {Hometalk Curated Board}

Happy Tuesday! It's been dark and rainy here non-stop in the Seattle area for the past few days and I'm taking advantage of being stuck indoors by catching up on some online blogs and websites I like to follow, like Hometalk. If you've followed along with this blog for awhile, you might already know that I'm an active member of Hometalk ....more

DIY Decorative Storage Boxes (Plus 10 MORE Great Organization Storage Ideas!)

Storage boxes are a practical and pretty way to get organized and hide away all those little things that need to have a home but don't need to be out in the open. Our master closet makeover has quite a few storage boxes for things like old letters and cards, mementos, manicure supplies, extra scarves, hats, and other paraphernalia. I bought basic inexpensive white storage boxes from Ikea and Hobby Lobby and I'm finally sharing how I personalized each of them just by adding a few embellishments ....more