It takes 21 days to create a habit and we would say this is one happy habit for us!

This idea of pondering in paradise may have been started on a whim but has taken root in our lives and has become a regular routine, just like our weekly Korean face masks. So far, these 21 days (or more) have made us more aware of how we spend our time– making sure to “carpe diem” everyday opportunities and try things that are beyond our comfort zones. Not only for ourselves but also so that we have fun things to share with you 🙂 But the best thing about this happy habit is the thoughtful reflection that happens on a weekly basis. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do!

Anuheaʻs Ponderings:

  • Hawaii is a melting pot of cultures and over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Miss Hawaii Filipina pageant to root for Miss Kauaʻi Filipina. What makes their pageant unique are the traditional Filipino terno gowns that the contestants have to design themselves.
  • School is just around the corner but if you are looking for a fun cheap activity to occupy your kids, look no further – marshmallow and spaghetti towers
  • I know McDonaldʻs has been getting a bad rap lately but their iced coffee (made with Kona coffee here in Hawaii) has been my summertime go to treat and it doesn’t hurt that its only $1.99 for a medium. Treat yoʻself!

Mariʻs Ponderings:

  • A colleague shared this video with me and it makes me smile every time I watch it!  Here’s a little something from Woman’s Day Magazine’s Facebook in case you feel like you have a case of the Mondays, watch it here.
  • I’m a HUGE foodie and think that no meal should be wasted on something that doesn’t taste absolutely divine. So, I get excited when Honolulu Magazine comes out with their Best of Honolulu Food list so I can add new dishes and restaurants to my must-eat list.  Sounds like I’m going to have to try the Crab Fat Curry at the Pig and the Lady and the haulolo from Pomai Kulolo’s!
  • I’ve slowly been getting on the “get ready for baby Aipa wagon” and have been on the search for a cute baby book.  When we finally found one we liked-Hawaii Baby Book. I was even more excited to find out that one of our past featured artists, Mariko Merritt of Beachcake Ceramics illustrated it!

P.S.  We love Christmas and may be celebrating it early… Keep an eye on your inbox and something special will be heading your way on Wednesday!

Pondering in Paradise: A Happy Habit