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Category Archive: shopping

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 am 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 weeks… 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

Spring 2018 FabFitFun with my Daughter

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I love getting mail.  I have loved getting mail since I was a little girl. I started off with pen pals while I was in elementary school.  Once I was in college I… Continue reading

T.J.Maxx in Hilo!!!

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T.J.MAXX TO OPEN ITS FIRST STORE ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII NEW STORE IN HILO OFFERS BRAND NAME AND DESIGNER FASHIONS AT AMAZING PRICES FRAMINGHAM, MA (March 14, 2018) – T.J.Maxx, one of the… Continue reading

Hilo Pals in Korea. Arrival and Day 1.

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My travel-loving friends and I recently went on a trip to South Korea. We came across a pretty good fare on Hawaiian Airlines and booked it. A couple of months after booking our… Continue reading

Cherry Blossom Festival in Waimea

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By Hiromi W. Chung In Japan, cherry blossoms are symbolic of Japanese culture. Cherry blossom season occurs from the end of March to the beginning of April and in Hokkaido, it occurs much… Continue reading

Outing to Otaru and Last Day in Sapporo

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(Very late post from Summer 2016–There is so much Hilo love going on that I couldn’t fit this post in earlier!) We visited the town of Otaru. I love this town of beautiful glass… Continue reading