aloha every day

aloha every day

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Mahalo Giving

**I know, I know...
"A Thanksgiving post in January?" 
This was one of those forgotten drafts...enjoy!**

If there's one thing we love,
it's preparing good, healthy food
and sharing it with
those we love.

This was our first year to host Thanksgiving in our home, 
and boy
did we EVER prepare?

The menu lengthy...

The table set

The food prepped days in advance

 Did someone say Roasted Cheesy Pears?

Veggie's from our local farmer's market,
dips hand-made with love and care 

Guests so special they take your heart and run

Master Potion Maker

Disclaimer: Mahalo Giving is not the proper way to say "Thanksgiving" in Hawai'ian. I just made it up.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Shut it down!

Any New Girl fans out there?
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This weekend, Hubs and I decided to 
(and add in a little Vitamin N to our life...
Nature Deficiency is a real thing, people.)
We "shut down" the devices,
the thoughts about what's next,
the to-do list.
We just "Shut it down."

We let the Subaru do what Subarus do best:

Good friends, Smore Smores

Here's my artistic shot of the moon, the stars, and the ash from the fire:

Morning view from the campsite:

Off-shore winds, overhead sets...we got quite a show!

How very symmetrical of you, Mother Nature! I see you!

We did take a short camping break to visit our favorite coffee shop and watch part of a football game.
We powered it up...and then we

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, 'This is what it is to be happy.'”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar 

Is there any better way to cook dinner?
I'm talkin' potatoes, green beans, and onions over the fire. 
More of this, please!