Aloha Friends + Family! I can't believe it's August already and back-to-school time for the kids. How was your summer? Did you go on any trips? Summer seemed to fly by around here as Ken and I focused on our homebuild, adventuring with the kids, along with filling a bunch of cake orders. (Psst my… Continue reading My Family’s Taro Farm
I always have the best intentions with writing. I think of many wonderful stories to share about what my family is up to and then life happens and months go by without me posting any little tidbits to this blog. So, here we are. I have no clue how long it's been since my last… Continue reading Summer is Here!
Yesterday, I was supposed to be in California. San Diego, specifically. Celebrating my 15-year college reunion with my best friends. Spoiler alert: I wasn't there. I was home, struggling through bouts of FOMO and grief, as I prayed about how to combat my sadness over having to cancel that big trip, a girls weekend I… Continue reading Strawberry-Lemon Cheese Danish & Learning About Food Security Hawaii
I'm bookending the week with baking. Simple, moist two-layer chocolate cake with a sandwiched filling of dark chocolate ganache and homemade salted caramel, all held together by whipped chocolate buttercream. There's something very comforting to me about baking a cake and setting it on a cake stand. Maybe it's my childhood memories of watching the… Continue reading Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake
We were so blessed by winning family photos from Evy B recently! Ken and I packed up the kids at 6am for an early morning photo session at secluded Paako Beach on Maui's south shore. Shades of pink, coral, tangerine and teal set against turquoise waters greeted us with the sunrise over Haleakala. It was… Continue reading Sunrise Family Photos