Holiday Traditions: Hawaii Christmas Tree Farm

I love Christmas. It is my absolute favorite holiday. Christmas music, festive displays and most importantly holiday traditions. One of these traditions is getting a Christmas tree. Some people head down to the basement to unpack their stored synthetic spruce, other’s head to Home Depot to pick out a prime 6ft Balsam Fir. We always opt for the real deal, and have gotten trees at both Home Depot-like locations as well as tree farms. My preference, if possible, […]

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Honolulu Zoo: Invest in Some Family Fun

Everyone loves getting a lot of bang for their buck. And when you have kids, value becomes even more crucial in your everyday purchase decisions. For today’s post I wanted to reflect on one of my most satisfying investments, a family membership to the zoo. Our current beloved animal hangout: The Honolulu Zoo. Almost every place we have lived we have always purchased a family membership to the local zoo. If you have close enough proximity and […]

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Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun

I’m feeling super excited for Halloween this year because my best friend from college will be visiting us over the holiday. We have squared away a babysitter so that me, the hubs and my friend call all join in on the fun in Downtown/Chinatown at an annual event called Hallowbaloo. It’s a street fest of sorts, with beer stands, music stages and food. The street fest is free and you can also buy a wristband that […]

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Sorry Mommy had a Meltdown

It was late afternoon on a Sunday, the last day of the girl’s fall break when it happened. The day had gone as it usually does, run some errands in the AM and head to swim lessons at the YMCA at noon. After lessons were done and a few more errands completed, we headed home to relax for the rest of the day. In causal conversation, I asked my 8 year old if she had completed her […]

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