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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

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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

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

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Big announcement!

I’m at that stage in my life where big news usually has to do with pregnancies and babies. So I’m going to squash that rumor right now and confirm that that’s not at all what I’m talking about. Any other guesses?


4th of July Recipe Roundup

Got any plans for the July 4th weekend? If you’re anything like me, the weekend is going to revolve around food, friends – and miraculously, sunshine. Looks like Oregon finally got the memo about summer. Here are some of the[…] Continue reading

oyster bake

Southern Hospitality + Fried Chicken.

I consider myself fairly well traveled outside of the US. Ironically enough though, I haven’t spent much time traveling within the states. Growing up on an island means that road trips weren’t so easy. So, I was excited to get the[…] Continue reading

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Finding Maggie.

The craziest thing happened this weekend. We found Lola’s sister.  What are the odds of that? And at a surprise birthday party for one of our neighbors, no less. The party was held at a park near our house, and[…] Continue reading


Things to do in Ashland, Oregon

Sam had an art show recently in Ashland, Oregon. It’s a quaint town about 6 hours south of Portland (and about 6 hours north of San Francisco), near the border of Oregon and California. I wasn’t able to make it to[…] Continue reading

Patriotic Must-Haves

Patriotic Must-Haves

Get out your finest red, white, and blue gear, people! We’ve got Memorial Day AND 4th of July right around the corner. Which means, summa summa summa time is almost here too. Technically summer doesn’t start in Oregon until after[…] Continue reading

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Margaritas In The Rain

^^ One of my all time favorite beaches in Hawaii ^^ I often get questions about the origin of “Margaritas In The Rain.” I’ve been asked if I’m a margarita connoisseur; a tequila maker; and even a Jimmy Buffet groupie. The[…] Continue reading