Red, White and Blue Berry Pie Recipe

July 3, 2017

Few things are as American as apple pie, but who wants to be turning their oven on in the middle of the summer heat? This Fourth of July, I propose an alternative to the iconic American…

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In Defense of Memorial Day Well-Wishers

May 29, 2017

It’s Memorial Day. That means two things are going to happen. Someone will say “Happy Memorial Day” and articles about why it’s not “Happy Memorial Day” will make their rounds on social media. I couldn’t say for…

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Butter Mochi: The Hawaiian Treat No One Told You About

May 26, 2017

If you’ve ever been to a tourist-trap luau or Hawaiian themed party, you’ve probably tried poi, haupia and kalua pig. While these are some popular, traditional Hawaiian dishes, the best foods the islands have to offer rarely make…

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Mother’s Day Disappointments

May 14, 2017

Dear Mom, This Mother’s Day, I want to say thanks. Thank you for setting me up to be shocked, disappointed, and frustrated. Disappointed to learn it’s not as easy as you made it look. Disappointed to know…

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Sand Cast Tea Light Holder

April 11, 2017

A few weeks back, I helped my son make a sand cast plaster paper weight. I came out so well, I’ve been itching to make my own sand cast plaster project since then. I finally settled…

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Cool Whip Easter Eggs

April 6, 2017

Easter is next weekend, which means egg hunts, Easter baskets, commemorative photos of terrified children and giant bunnies, and yes, dyed eggs. This is my first year letting my son near the dye so I thought…

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Squirrel Feeders

March 8, 2017

Squirrels can be real pests, so why make a squirrel feeder? My son loves animals. We spend a lot of time visiting the zoo and learning about the animals that live there. We’ve pet penguins and…

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Acai Bowl Recipe

March 2, 2017

Ever had an açaí bowl? I have. Tons of them, actually. They actually top my list of ‘Things I Miss About Hawaii.’ Weather, beaches, food. In that order. But let’s back up for a second. Back…

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Love Potion Bottles

February 6, 2017

Packaging goes a long way. Major brands spend a lot of money creating the perfect packaging for their products and for good reason. In many cases, people will make buying decisions based on the packaging. The…

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Perfume Three Ways

January 31, 2017

It’s no secret I love essential oils. If I can use them in place of another product, I probably will. Perfume is no exception. I used to have a pretty robust collection in all shapes, sizes,…

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A Blessingway

October 23, 2016

Today I hosted a baby shower for my dear friend. But not the kind you are probably picturing in your head. We’re both over what seems to be the standard shower these days. You know the…

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Thieves Hand Sanitizer

September 29, 2016

Germs. Germs everywhere. Whether brought home from school, work, or a quick trip to the store, those little hitchhikers are pretty hard to avoid. Enter Thieves Hand Sanitizer. While nothing beats a good wash with soap and…

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