National Blog Posting Month

Cast your vote and cook a turkey

What was your worst Thanksgiving food fail? Probably last year, when Sean and I had no idea how to season our turkey and went overboard on the salt and spices. It turns out, there is most definitely such a thing as too much flavor. I could go in greater detail about this turkey, but, I'd much… Continue reading Cast your vote and cook a turkey

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pregnancy and parenthood

My top pregnancy cravings, weird and wonderful

By far the most popular question throughout my pregnancy has been "What are you craving?"  I hated this question in my first trimester when a more appropriate ask would have been "What are your aversions?" Nothing sounded good except for chicken noodle soup as waves of nausea plagued me. Around 12 weeks, my appetite kicked… Continue reading My top pregnancy cravings, weird and wonderful

Travels

Cross Country Road Trip – Cali Bound!

Our cross country trek from Oahu to Maryland is underway! Today was an absolute rollercoaster.  We left our island home with five suitcases, two backpacks, a camera bag, garment bag, and TWO giant dog crates (one that Werkley could be shipped in, and a more portable one for purposes of our hotel stays). We had to recruit… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip – Cali Bound!

Food · Travels

The best of Hawaii dining: from breakfast to dessert

These are the places that have left an unforgettable impression on our taste buds, and in many cases, made my husband and I regulars at these must-try spots.  Best Breakfast: Crepes No Ka Oi This husband-and-wife owned spot in Kailua used to draw long lines out to the street for their famous Ultimate Breakfast Crepe, only available… Continue reading The best of Hawaii dining: from breakfast to dessert

Food

Hawaii Dining: The Food Company

Rave Yelp reviews and recommendations from friends lured us to try The Food Co. located in Kailua's Enchanted Lake Shopping Center. My husband has been trying to take me here for a long time, but I always declined because I had assumed it was more of a catering company. While it does offer catering, there is quite the  little restaurant… Continue reading Hawaii Dining: The Food Company

Travels

5 things I will miss most about Hawaii

When I first broke the news to my family and friends that I was moving to Hawaii, the reaction was consistent: "You're going to paradise? Your life is a dream!" It's a totally understandable reaction. And yes, I would giggle with excitement at the hope of pursuing all my biggest dreams in a place truly portrayed as… Continue reading 5 things I will miss most about Hawaii