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Jun 14th


ESPN 1420 Sports Festival 2018 at Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall June 16th

Aloha! I just found about the ESPN 1420 Sports Festival event happening this Saturday, June 16th from 9am-4pm at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. It looks like such an amazing family event that features something for kids of all ages and admission into the event is FREE! Kids will have the chance to test their skills in basketball, table tennis,

Jun 8th


Grocery Money Saving Tips

Aloha! Over the years, I’ve tried various methods to save money on groceries (YES, even the dreadful extreme couponing method, which I found to be too time consuming!); however, through the process of trial and error I’ve managed to find a few things that really do work for me. Today, I want to to share how I am able to help

May 28th


Preparing for Bad Vog Days

Aloha everyone! My family and I have been suffering from the recent influx of vog due to all the volcanic activity occurring on the Big Island. Our eyes have been red and irritated, our throats have been feeling itchy, and we’ve been battling congestion. I haven’t experienced allergy symptoms like these since we lived in Georgia and Texas. It’s been

May 22nd


Maui Brewing Company: Local Beer and Locally Sourced Food in a Family Friendly Environment

Aloha! Today I wanted to take a moment to talk about one of my favorite places to dine out in Waikiki. They serve handcrafted drinks, locally sourced food, craft and specialty beer on tap and you get to enjoy all of it in an open air environment. Oh, did I mention it’s got a family friendly vibe? The place? Maui

May 16th


Keiki and Plow: Organic Farm in Hawaii Kai

Summer is less than a month away which means I am on the lookout for activities to occupy my children. I want to find events for my kids that will teach them about different aspects of the world in which we live, as well as offer a memorable hands on experience. I would say that my kids definitely learn and

Apr 22nd


Save Money by Researching Weekly Store Advertisements

Aloha everyone! Some of you may already be doing what I’m going to write about in this blog; if so, then you can attest to how beneficial it is to take the time to browse through weekly store advertisements to find the best deals on the food items you shop for regularly. You can save so much money!!! Three of

Apr 16th


Gift Basket Ideas for Mother’s Day May 13th

Aloha everyone! Mother’s Day is just around the corner and my husband always struggles to find the perfect gift.  To be honest, I don’t need much and I’ve never really been a big fan of receiving flowers.I simply can’t justify spending money on something that withers. However, there are some essentials that I use on the daily that I would

Apr 13th


Waikiki SPAM JAM Festival April 28th

It’s that time of year folks! One of Hawaii’s top food festivals and a cultural tradition here on the island, Spam Jam, will be returning Saturday, April 28th from 4pm-10pm on Kalakaua Avenue. This is a family friendly event that boasts two stages with free entertainment, a variety of Hawaiian retailers, and food from some of Hawaii’s top restaurants that

Apr 3rd


Adventure for All at Tsue’s Farm in Haleiwa

I have lived in Hawaii for a couple years now and am always amazed at how many activities there are to do around the island. On any given weekend there can be several distinct events happening throughout Oahu. There is always something for everyone. I am usually flying solo with my two kiddos, ages 4 and 7, so I personally

Mar 13th


3 Hot Hawaii Brunch Spots

BRUNCH + HAWAII     Brunch is kind of a big deal in Hawaii and the choices seem endless. The goal is to try them all but we’ll start with just 3 recommendations today brought to you by our professional brunch friend, Leslie. Make sure you follow Shutthebrunchup on Instagram so you don’t miss out on future posts.