My Tribe

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A couple weeks ago I took my family hiking on the Kuli’ou’ou Ridge Trail. I had done it just a few days before that, and I loved it so much that I just had to bring them to it.

When I did the hike, we were in anticipation of hurricane Madeline coming through. Luckily it passed by us, but we still experienced quite a bit of wind and overcast skies. When I got to the top of trail, I couldn’t see the view.

The day that we planned to go as a family, we were blessed with gorgeous weather. The best reward? The view + our shenanigans at the top! This was such a great family activity. I love hiking with my tribe!

We didn’t realize we were making memories. We just knew we were having fun.

xo dré

10 Active Dates

A couple months ago my husband and I decided to try something new. Every month, we would make sure to have at least 1 date, and we would take turns planning what we would do. So far it’s been really fun and I’ve enjoyed the creativity of our outings!

Our latest date was a 13 mile bike ride. We rode from our house clear down to the end of Waikiki and back. My husband planned this date, and he hit it out of the park! It was the perfect day!

If you like this idea that we are doing, here are 10 active date ideas that you can try with your significant other. Best of all, most of them are free!

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  1. Go on a bike ride

This date made me feel like a kid again! You can even race each other if you’re competitive đŸ™‚

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2. Go on a hike

There is nothing like unplugging from everything around you and just getting out in some fresh air. Studies have shown that hiking reduces stress you and you’ll have fun adventuring together.

3. Explore your city

Have you ever played tourist in your own city? Walk around and see if there are any shops, restaurants or cafĂ©s you’ve never been to before.

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4. Pick your own apples

If you live near any U-pick orchards, this is a must-do activity! There is nothing like fresh fruit right off the tree! You’ll have healthy food for your week, or you can be naughty and make an apple crisp or pie.

5. Go on an evening walk

Finished with dinner and getting ready to Netflix and chill? Put the remote down and go on a stroll around the neighborhood first. You can talk about your day, and burn a few extra calories before you veg out the rest of the night.

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6. Go sledding

This is another one of those activities that brings out the kid in you. And its really quite surprising how worked out you feel after a few hours of trekking up and down a snowy hill.

7. Do a corn maze

This one will get your minds and your adrenaline going. Plus if you’re a scardy cat like me, you’ll be forced to hold each other the entire time for fear of your life.

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8. Go ice skating/ rollerskating

Remember couples skate at the rink when you were younger? It’s still as fun đŸ™‚

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9. Go find and cut your own Christmas tree

This is one that I’d like to do at some point, but I’d have to live on the mainland to do it, since there’s a shortage of snowy mountains here. I just think it would be romantic, fun, and full of holiday cheer.

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10. Hit the gym

There’s just something about working out together. You push each other to be better and you feel better and look better afterward!

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I hope that a few of these ideas spark your interest! Do you have any other fun active date ideas? Let me know in the comments below!

xo dré

Kuli’ou’ou Ridge

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A little peek into my hiking adventure this week just before hurricane Madeline came. Fortunately, she went around us.  Lester is on his way, but I hear he’ll miss us too. Good news all around đŸ™‚

There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.

xo dré

Never Grow Up

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Just a little magic and a  bit of sparkle for your weekend <3

“All it takes is faith and trust…and a little bit of pixie dust. Now, think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings!”

xo dré

She Loves

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she is strong, but not in the ways most people think. she loves more than she’ll ever get back and she knows it. and yet, she loves anyway.

JmStorm

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More Sprinkles, Please

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Happy Aloha Friday! This post is sure to send you sparkling right into the weekend.

Glitter roots is a trend that we’ve seen this year, and I love it. I’ve yet to try it out on myself, so I thought I’d try it on my doughnut loving daughter. After all, she always goes for doughnuts with sprinkles. Now she has her own doughnuts on her head.

I may have had a little too much fun doing this, and I can promise you that I will be playing with glitter in hair much more! What do you think of the glitter hair trend? Would you rock it? Let me know in the comments below!

xo dré

Pali Puka

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Saturday afternoon, my husband and I had a date and it was my turn to plan what we did. I’d been wanting to hike to Pali Puka, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity.

Hiking to the puka itself was pretty quick. It’s pretty low difficulty in my opinion also. The only hang up would be if you have a fear of heights because you do walk along a ledge for a bit.

After we reached the puka and took in the view, we decided to follow the trail further and climb to the peak above it. That was a bit more challenging but so worth it!

I hope you enjoy these photos from our adventure!

xo dré

Olomana Peeks

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Yesterday I hiked the Olomana Trail with my friends. There are 3 peeks on the whole hike and we climbed each one. It was a major adrenaline rush as there was some rock climbing involved that I have never done before!

The weather, apart from being extremely muggy (due to the recent passing of hurricane Darby), was perfect for us…aka no rain! I hope you enjoy these few photos from my adventure!

xo dré

An Ode to Summer

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I love you summer!

xo dré

 


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I Cheated

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I cheated. It’s true. But I don’t feel completely horrible because I only half cheated.

One of my resolutions for 2016 was to not color my hair for the entire year. The good news is I made it 8 months! But I finally reached my brink! Matrix came out with new Watercolors in their ColorSync line of hair color and I could not resist.

I mixed Coral Peach and Quartz Pink and diluted my mixture with clear, and applied it only to my prelightened hair. So you see, I did amp up my color, but I didn’t touch my natural hair!  My virgin hair is still virgin, and so my hair journey for the year continues.

I love how the color has a rose gold feel to it and compliments my Pisces nail polish from Julep.  It seems it was meant to be.

Like it?

xo dré

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