Other Holiday Home Safety Tips The holiday season is here! While this is a time for joy and celebration, it’s also important that your home stays safe and secure. Whether you’re planning a holiday getaway or simply enjoying festivities at home, safeguarding your property should be a top priority. That’s why we’re here to share some tips to help you […]
Other 8 Ways to Practice Daily Gratitude In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of daily errands and the 9-5 grind. However, amidst the chaos, there’s an invaluable element that can enhance your day-to-day life—gratitude. Today, we will explore how gratitude can transform your daily life.   A Mindful Start to Your Day Start your day […]
Other Tips For Getting Back to Business After Summer Break Ah, summer—the season of sandy toes, tan lines, and lazy afternoons. However, it’s time to say farewell to go-with-the-flow schedules now that fall has arrived and school is back in session. While summertime offers a much-needed break, it can be difficult stepping back into a productive routine. Not to worry! We are happy to act […]
Other 8 Things To-Do When Moving To or From Hawai’i Let’s paint a picture. You’ve just finished a mighty game of Tetris with the moving boxes, the family waves goodbye to a house once-called home, and you’ve all settled in for a long plane trip. It’s official! You’re moving out of state. Moving can be a stressful time, but relocating to or from the islands […]
Other 3 Steps to Planning Your Year Entering a new year can be overwhelming. Just like an artist’s empty canvas or a writer’s blank sheet of paper, it’s hard to know where to begin. But remember, starting fresh also offers an abundance of opportunities. Now is the time to take your year by the horns and steer it in the right direction. […]
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Buying Understanding The Unique Hawaii Closing Timelines Understanding The Unique Hawaii Closing Timelines by Jay Miller In the State of Hawaii, there is a lot of confusion surrounding the “closing date” for a real estate purchase transaction. The official closing date is more technically known as the settlement date/recording date in Hawaii and does not occur until the date the transaction records […]
Local The Mo’olelo of “Ka Mele ‘O Ke Anuenue” as told by Darrell Aquino Ka Mele ‘O Ke Anuenue is a mele composed for Harold Kano’eau Delatori. He was a young man who passed away at an early age. Harold’s friend, Kekoa Yap, wrote this song in his memory. Harold was from Lahaina, Maui and the rainbow (anuenue) represents him in the mele. Harold was a brother-in-law to me. […]
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Local The Mo’olelo of the Lei It’s said that lei custom was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by early Polynesian voyagers. Lei were garlands worn about the neck constructed of flowers, leaves, shells, seeds, nuts, feathers, and even bone and teeth of various animals. In Hawaiian tradition, lei were worn by ancient Hawaiians to beautify themselves and distinguish themselves from others. […]
Local The Mo’olelo of the Menehune and the Leprechaun Name a group of small, mischievous, mythical, nocturnal artisans that love to sing & dance and are rarely seen by humans …. Did you guess the menehune? You’re right! Did you guess the leprechauns? You’re also right! The legends and folklore differ between the menehune and leprechauns, but they share a lot in common. The […]
Local The Mo’olelo of a Royal Teacup One late morning many years ago, I was visiting a kupuna very dear to my heart. We were sitting on her antique koa furniture in her living room sipping lemonade and discussing how she could reupholster her cushions without damaging the wood. After a quiet moment, my friend unexpectedly went to her china cabinet and lovingly […]
Other The Best Ways to Store Fruits and Veggies How do you store veggies and fruits? What can stay out on the counter and what needs to go in the fridge? To keep your food fresh, it’s important to know how to use the crisper drawers of your refrigerator properly. Follow the tips below for the best way to store fruits and vegetables both […]
Home Improvement How to Install a Pet Door In. Out. Repeat. Sound familiar? Stop playing doorman and install a pet door in your home with this guide. The first and most important step in determining whether a pet door is right for your home is to consider what issues might come from your pet’s new-found freedom. For instance, does your dog or cat […]
Buying How to Keep Your Pets Stress-Free During a Move If you are moving this summer you probably already feel the stresses of moving, but have you thought about what your four-legged family member may be feeling? Dogs and pets do feel the stresses of a move and often even more stress than their human companions are feeling. Imagine: you can’t read, understand all of […]
Buying How to Pack Your Garage In Five Steps When it comes to packing up your home for a move, the garage is often the last room packed. Let’s face it, we put it off due to the sheer number of things piled up over the years. Garages are full of tools, landscaping equipment and things you don’t want to look at. Often, our […]
Other Reasons to Call a Professional Cleaner – COVID-19 The value of regular cleaning and disinfecting the spaces we occupy has become more important than ever. Following the guidelines of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), it’s extremely important for the safety of you, your loved ones and colleagues that you take all precautions in preventing the spread of […]
Home Improvement A Beautiful Drink Station for Your Backyard Party With an indoor party, you know that everyone is going to mingle in the kitchen no matter how hard you try to get them to spread out. Outdoors, you can be sure that everyone will huddle around the beverages. With that in mind, it’s time to deliberately make your outdoor drink station the focal point […]
Buying Architectural Styles on the Horizon Whether you’re buying, selling or staging a home, popular architectural styles and buzz-words can help you get the most out of your investment. Current and upcoming homebuyers have an “instant” mindset, are debt-savvy, and want all the luxuries of rural living in growing cities. Trending architectural styles, like shipping container and tiny homes, reflect the […]
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