The Mill House in Maui. A dream restaurant for junkers, plus.


When Michael from Inspired by Charm was in Maui the same time we were this past summer, he shot me a message of a MUST stop, with a picture similar to the one above. Apparently there was this junk inspired restaurant in the middle of a plantation that I needed to see. What in the world?! […]

Two tropical garden stops in upcountry Maui


This is going to be one pretty, AND big post. You don’t mind, do you? This blog is a little like a surprise grab bag… will she encourage us to build a closet?  Spin past a growling creature hidden beside a bike path? Whip up a new old sign? Or take a trip to Hawaii? Your […]

My little oasis at Maui Vista in Kihei and other travel tips


If you followed me on Instagram stories while I was away during Christmas, this view will look very familiar to you. You are looking down from the lanai of unit 2212, at Maui Vista, located in Kihei, Maui. I came to know this little space like it was my best friend. On so many levels. When […]

Risky back roading to Hana and Grandma’s Coffee House


Remember when I told you about losing my camera last time I was in Hawaii? This round, I safely removed the SD card from the camera before travelling home. How smart am I! But once home, I couldn’t find it. A moment of silence, please… In panic mode, I suddenly stopped, laughed and thought… maybe some things […]

First impressions of Kauai, and our condo


Hanalei Valley Overlook Oh goodness you guys… I have started so many good ‘fires’ at home, but with no middle nor ends, blog posts just can’t really happen yet. From purging to painting to tree pruning to house washing to dump runs to selling stuff to gutting my son’s room for a new makeover, there […]

A trip full of happy twists – Hawaiian travel update

Charley Young Beach in Maui

Where did the time go?! I realize I haven’t blogged much this past little while. Between a laptop computer that isn’t cutting it speed wise, (upgrade ahead!) and lazy wifi, and… well, the overwhelming amount of pictures to weed through, I’ll just admit it was easier to go on another adventure or take in the […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]