4 Ways to Stay Safe During a Hurricane

It's the middle of hurricane season for many people, and Hawaii is no exception. We prepare every year with supplies and evacuation and contingency plans; fortunately, I have not experienced one while living here. Hurricanes are a common fact of life in some areas of the U.S., with Florida the No. 1 target according to…

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How to Save Money on Monthly Utilities

This post is sponsored by LSEO. For more information on this organization, please click the link. Whether you just purchased a new home among Colorado Springs real estate or in any city; or you’ve lived in your house for many years; minimizing your utility bills can help significantly when it comes to your household budget.…

A spaghetti kind of day

One of my best friends Meredith and I can talk for hours on end, but it is difficult to follow the conversation.  We start talking about one thing, which leads into another thing, then another....this continues.  We eventually end up talking about all of it but not in a linear or ordered way.  She calls…

Waimea Valley – Oahu

  During Christmas Break, the kids and I explored Waimea Valley.  This is a preserved and sacred area along the North Shore of Oahu.  I stumbled across it as I was looking for kid-friendly hikes.  We wanted somewhere to explore yet was not challenging.  Waimea Valley seemed perfect - a short hike to a waterfall,…