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Category Archive: shopping

32nd Annual Hilo Christmas Extravaganza Craft Fair

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Hilo, Hawaii – Malamapono Management, LLC, presents the 32nd Annual Hilo Christmas Extravaganza Craft Fair on November 22-23, 2019 at the Edith Kanaka’ole Tennis Stadium. The Extravaganza features 100 of the best artisans… Continue reading

Hilo to Denver, Work and More

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I had some work that took me to Denver, Colorado recently. Since Hawaiian Airlines does not fly to Denver, I booked United Airlines to get me there. Once I got my bag, I… 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

Only from Japan: Beauty Finds 2019

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By Misty I. July 10, 2019 During a recent trip to Hokkaido with some friends, I bought and tried the following products: Uma (Horse Oil) Cream (¥3000) – I had never heard of… Continue reading

Maui for our last state track tournament.

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This year the Hawaii High School Athletic Association State Track Tournament was on Maui this year so we decided to attend to cheer on my son at his last track tournament of his… Continue reading

Only Necessary: Thoughts on Black Friday 2018

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By Misty I. Happy Thanksgiving! Can you feel it? The craziest shopping day of the year is just about here. Usually, I can’t wait to shop. Usually, I’m already looking up the Black… Continue reading

Only Cheap, Just Buy ‘Um: Trader Joe’s Skincare (Part 2)

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By Misty I. I hope you are staying safe from the effects of Tropical Storm Olivia. Hilo will endure. This is the second time I’m talking about Trader Joe’s skincare. Last week’s TJ’s… Continue reading

Only Cheap, Just Buy ‘Um: Trader Joe’s Skincare (Part 1)

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By Misty I. Can someone puhhhhlease bring Trader Joe’s to Hilo, Hawaii! I’m not an expert at market analysis, but I’m an expert shopper and I think Trader Joe’s would do extremely well… Continue reading

I’m Going to Kona for Work = What Do You Want from Costco

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When my husband informs me that he is going to Kona for work, my brain translates that to, “What would you like from Costco?” What are your regular Costco purchases? On this day,… Continue reading

Only In Hilo: Lemon Peel Gummy Bears at Lani’s Island Snack Shack

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By Misty I. Yes, Hilo has earthquakes, lava eruptions (well–not in Hilo but we seem to be in the media for it), and vog, but Hilo also has Lemon Peel Gummy Bears made… Continue reading