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TRAVEL CHANNEL: Kahuku Local Grinds

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To sustain ourselves during our intense 3-day shoot we had to make sure to fuel our bodies with onolicious (yummy) food! The two spots that ended up getting featured in our Travel Channel episode were Kahuku Superette and …


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I have to admit, dirt biking has never been on my list of things I must do in my lifetime. I like to have a little more “protection” between me the ground and other moving or fixed objects that could cross my path. I’ve always been kind of a scaredy cat…

TRAVEL CHANNEL: Tandem Surfing


Many of my favorite memories are from days I spent with my hanai big brother Brian Keaulana. Brian is a wealth of information when it comes to anything to do with the ocean. The first day I met him, he taught me how to standup paddle, canoe surf and tandem surf.

The Wall Of Love…


  Every year I post our Christmas and holiday cards on two rows of strings on our wall. I love receiving Christmas cards, reading them and looking at them! Makes my heart smile to see the smiling faces of family and friends on that wall as I walk up our stairs into our home. When… Read More

No Sitter? No Problem. Right…?


The day you need everything to go perfectly, something always goes wrong. Today, I met the CEO of the company I work for – for the FIRST time! … and my sitter didn’t show up. Here is the saga that ensued…

Santa Shaves His Head for #TeamTrucker

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Today, I got an interesting request from a jolly old man. SANTA… as in Claus! Santa contacted me wanting to do something special for the Dukes family. A few days ago, Trucker’s mother, father, siblings and numerous family members and friends shaved…

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

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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