The must visit lush, tropical Iao Valley

Iao Valley in Maui, Hawaii |

Where did the week go? Oh… of course! We’re now on week 4 of our Hawaiian journey, and yet again, things have changed. When we first arrived, I was all about writing, and posting, and documenting. The words and images and feelings just wouldn’t stop! But something magical happens when you hit around week 3. […]

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  DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 338 Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific   Hello weekend junk lovers! Can you even believe I’ve managed to post these parties while on vacay? Truth be told, I have lots of time to do it. I just didn’t think I’d be able to be ‘that aware’ of […]

Majestic Makena’s Big Beach and the lava fields

Makena's Big Beach in Maui, Hawaii |

Whenever the trade winds start to really howl, you can hear the lifeguards warning from their bullhorns to stay out of the water. The shore breaks can turn dangerous at the drop of a hat. I swear, one warning was for me the other day. I was standing on the edge of the lava rock at our […]

Tranquil Twin Falls with video, and flat bread in Paia

Baldwin Beach scene of lifeguard and palmtrees in Paia, Maui |

After being here two weeks now, we are finally finding a rhythm. As I brought my laptop out to my outdoor yard along with my first coffee to edit these photos while my boy slept, I noticed the outdoor temp didn’t startle me for the first time today. It’s overcast, and the winds are cooler. […]

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  DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 337 Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific   Hi all! You may see a slight shift in my focus of late, being near the beach and all lately. It’s taking everything out of me to NOT run to the lumber yard and make my own faux surf board […]

When a hobby grows up

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I received some rather exciting news in my email today. But you know it’s good for a story attached, yes?! Sawhorse pallet wood blog office desk As many of you know, my little blog started out of need. I was broke at the time, and just fired up a blog in order to showcase the […]

Taking in the fabulous Maui Swap Meet and a fav place to eat

Maui Swap Meet - antique floats from Japan

Someone made a comment on a post that was something to the effect of, “Why are you even working? Just enjoy!” She was absolutely right. I was still in high productive mode, having not settled into any routine of sorts while here in Maui. It just felt normal to bring my gear to the beach and […]

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DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 336 Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific   Alohoa junkers! We are finally settling into our new routines out yonder. It takes a while to tweak things like photo editing on a computer you generally never use, (I don’t love my laptop very much I have yet again discovered), […]

My Kamaole Beach desks

Kamaole beaches in Maui

First off, I’d like to thank you so very much for all your kind words and well wishes on the post ‘why we came back’. I was having a rough moment (yes, in paradise it’s possible!) and your kindness positively lifted me up! I thought you may enjoy a little sight seeing on where I’ve spent […]

Aloha! And why we came back.

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If someone were to tell you that they were going on a very long vacation, would that make you jealous? I’d be the first to say a big fat YES. It would! Who wouldn’t want to venture off to far off places, with the promise of new adventures around every palm tree? I get it. Like, […]