Pondering in Paradise

Craft fairs are not only full of cutesy homemade goodies but they are also the starting grounds for many small businesses and that’s why we love them.

Our season for scouting new products and vendors always starts with the Made in Hawaii Festival in August and continues through the holiday season.

We enjoy walking around the air conditioned Blaisdell but we also don’t mind sauntering through a school cafeteria to find one of a kind Hawaii made products. Our favorite part of the fairs and festivals is the ability to talk to the “makers” and learn about the story behind each product.

So for us, craft fairing started as a simple way to #supportlocal and buy unique gifts for our family members but has now turned into an opportunity for us to share the wonderfulness with the rest of the world (we now ship world wide).

So get out there and get to a craft fair near you, if not we may know someone who can send that experience to you 😉!

Mari’s pondering:

  • Anuhea and I spent some time this weekend doing the activity that inspired the start of My Aloha Post — craft fair shopping!  It’s always exciting to discover new vendors that are starting here in Hawai’i. We both bought these amazing Moroccan bags from Avela that I can’t wait to get to the beach or the farmers market to use.
  • Paid a visit to the pumpkin patch this weekend in Waimanalo. They were all out of pumpkins and Jonah slept the whole time, but it was still fun to check out the activities and anticipate future pumpkin patch visits we’ll have as Jonah gets older!
  • I’ve always loved to read and now that Jonah is here I’m diving deep into the baby books. Current reads that I’m enjoying are Baby Wise and Bright From the Start.

Anuhea’s pondering:

  • Lately I have been feeling like I have the same 5 eateries on rotation, so I was excited to find this article my neighbor posted on Facebook- The Most Under-the-Radar Eating Experiences in Hawaii. Eat the crab curry, you won’t regret it.
  • As much as I love my iPhone there is something so comforting about using a paper planner to write things down and check things off. I just discovered a planner that does that and more- Passion Planner. Let the planning begin!
  • Housing prices in Hawaii are rising and if I can’t afford one I have a plan B, buying one of these- Escape Traveler and parking it in my parent’s yard.
P.S. Did you know that November we will be celebrating our one year anniversary? Keep an eye out for special giveaways and specials.
Craft Fair Season