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Little Caesar’s Comes (Back) to Hilo

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Little Caesar’s is here (again)! Most of Hilo has been at least once but I’m sure there are many who have already visited multiple times. The parking lot is busy, the drive through… Continue reading

Potluck at Tina’s

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My friend Tina hosted a summer kick-off party. I got busy and wasn’t able to post this earlier so here it as we head into the fall. Anyway, some of my soccer mama… Continue reading

Weekend in NYC? Yes, Please!

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My family hasn’t gone on a family trip for a while. Between school, sports, and their social lives, the timing just never worked out for us. We finally found one weekend when an… Continue reading

Garden to Table: Three Times the Slime

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I’ve been trying to grow okra in my garden. It has slowly been producing and I’ve been able to make an occasional side dish with the few okra that I harvest. This morning,… Continue reading

Oahu Overnighter

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We had an unexpected overnighter on Oahu recently to attend a service for the passing of a loved one. Although these occasions may cause tears, it is always nice to see family whom… Continue reading

Family Favorite–Oven-Baked Panko-Crusted Chicken (Easy Chicken Katsu)

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This year’s back to school process is a little different than the ones I’ve been through for the last 13 years. This year, my son is moving out to go to school. He… Continue reading

LUNAFEST, Jackie Reys, Moon & Turtle, and Temple with Marla

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Wow! What a Friday night it was! It was so much fun, I forgot to take a picture with Marla, who I was hanging out with all night long! Marla was visiting from… Continue reading

Away to College — Shopping List

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My son is headed away to his first year of college. My friends and I have a range of emotions and feelings about our children leaving our homes. Some friends are feeling the… Continue reading

Day 6 Hilo to Hokkaido — Sapporo to Hilo

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It’s our last day in Japan. We woke up and made it to Nijo Seafood Market where we had delicious sushi for breakfast. I took the group to the same restaurant that I… Continue reading

Day 5 Hilo to Hokkaido — Otaru to Sapporo

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On day 5 of my Hokkaido trip, I woke up early and took a walk around the neighborhood. There isn’t a whole lot to see around the Kuramure ryokan but there was a… Continue reading