9/14/14

Fresh Mango Banana Bread

Mango Banana Bread

It took a few weeks for all of my blog supplies to arrive in Hawaii, but my set-up is finally here – and I couldn’t be more excited to share my first recipe from my new home. One of my favorite things about living in Hawaii is the abundance of tropical fruit, which I simply can’t get enough of. And although I’ve been gobbling up fresh pineapples, papaya and mango, these tropical fruits are perfect for baking, too.  Continue reading

9/8/14

Two is cuter than one.

puppies

Sam tried to throw me a surprise going away party in Portland last month.

The planning was all going really well until he realized that he was actually going to be gone, at a conference in New Mexico. So after weeks of party planning and sneaking around, he spilled the beans right before he left on his trip. It was probably a good thing because I don’t love surprises. Naturally there’s one exception to that rule, which is the shock we experienced recently when we found Lola’s sister.

sister dogs

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9/1/14
kids cowboy belt

Baby’s First Birthday, Cowboy-style

My family is split between Oahu and the Big Island. Although my new job brought me back to Oahu, I got to spend my first full weekend in Hawaii on the Big Island for my nephew’s first birthday party. In Hawaii,[...] Continue reading

8/29/14
aloha friday

aloha friday

Friday mornings on my way to work, the local radio station here on Oahu literally plays a song called “Aloha Friday.” Every Friday. And honestly, there’s no better pick-me-up. “It’s aloha Friday, no work ’til Monday…” Except in this case, I[...] Continue reading

8/17/14
aloha surfboard

Aloha, Honolulu!

Well, it’s been radio silent on my end. I hope you can forgive me. I thought for sure that there’d be no interruption in blogging during the move to Hawaii. Clearly I had no idea what I was in for. Despite[...] Continue reading

8/9/14
portland waterfront

Peace out, Portland.

I’m a day behind schedule thanks to not 1 but 2 tropical storms hitting Hawaii this week. My first flight was postponed, and now I’m rescheduled to fly out smack dab between the two storms. That might sound simple, but[...] Continue reading

8/3/14
watermelon round up

Watermelon Roundup!

Watermelon is, hands down, one of the highlights of summer. I’ve been known to eat way too much watermelon in one siting. But today I have the perfect excuse. Why? It’s National Watermelon Day!  And what better way to celebrate[...] Continue reading

8/1/14
aloha friday

aloha friday

At this point in the moving process, everything is a milestone. Like, the fact that today is my last day of work. It’s also my last Friday in Portland. And of course, the last weekend to eat and drink my way through[...] Continue reading

7/28/14
Fresh Rhubarb Strawberry Ginger Scones

Fresh Rhubarb, Strawberry & Ginger Scones

In the midst of packing, I had a rhubarb-induced panic attack. As in, oh my god I just remembered Rhubarb doesn’t grow in Hawaii- based hysteria. It wasn’t a problem growing up because I had no idea was I was missing.[...] Continue reading

7/23/14
mai tai recipe

Mai Tais

Since my big announcement about moving back to Hawaii, I’ve been packing like a madwoman. My goal is 2 boxes a day, which might not sound like much, but you guys, I’m tired when I get home from work. All[...] Continue reading