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Toddler vs. Christmas Tree

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Christmas is an exciting time for toddlers. All of the sparkly lights, decorations, presents and yes, the Christmas tree! Our 2-year-old has been fun to watch interacting with our tree…

Frank De Lima’s Filipino Christmas Song

frank de lima christmas song

In the spirit of Christmas I thought I would share with you that one time I was Frank De Lima’s back-up singer for his Filipino Christmas song. He does a Christmas show every year and came on Sunrise on Hawaii News Now to promote it. Steve Uyehara says it’s not the holidays without this song! lol

The Horror. A Centipede in My Sports Bra…


I’ll admit it. I’m very squeamish when it comes to bugs. If a kamikaze cockroach dive bombs at me, you will hear that scream all the way on Ni’ihau! Cockroaches, bees and maggots give me the creeps BUT it wasn’t until my first centipede that I learned what the saying “makes my skin crawl” truly means.

How it all started…


  People often ask me how/why I started my own small business. I figure, it’s Small Business Saturday so what better day to explain how it all came about! Here is a link to my Etsy shop   I’m a surfer girl, and like all mermaids I know, I have a shell collection.    … Read More

Brown Sugar Candied ʻUlu Recipe


  This recipe is a twist on candied sweet potatoes! If you like to have a sweet dish this will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth.   Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/3 cups packed brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2 lbs ʻUlu (breadfruit)   Materials: Steamer (I use a pasta steamer so that… Read More

The new job!

Malika Star Advertiser Maui Now

  Hi everyone! Well, I have a  new job! Some people are scratching their heads… weren’t you already doing weather? I was. I volunteered my time at a local Facebook page doing daily weather reports and hurricane coverage for almost a year. It was fun but I really just did the daily reports in my… Read More

Coconut Curry Sweet Potato Cilantro Soup!

sweet potato soup

Every Friday morning, I get a giant veggie box – it’s actually the small size at 9 lbs. – from Island Fresh Delivery delivered to my door. My box always has something different in it… here is last week’s box.   Lately I’ve been getting several sweet potatoes and Maui onions every week. It’s been about… Read More

The Maiden Voyage!

hobie cat maiden voyage

My hubby got us a Hobie Cat tandem sailing kayak catamaran boat – I’m not sure what to call it exactly lol – for my birthday. One of my New Year’s Resolutions for this year was to start new family traditions, so the gift was really the gift of a new tradition. So sweet, yeah?… Read More