All posts tagged: Hawaii

7 Lessons Learned in Maui

Originally posted on How To Get Things Done in 10 Ways:
This was my second time visiting Maui, and yet when I got there, there was a lot of  “Oh yeah, I remember that now” or “Wow yeah, that is a Maui thing!”. So here are my “lessons learned” from this last vacation. Although, it maybe should be more like “things remembered”. There are so many things I love about island life and so many things I always try to remember for our next trip! 1. No lotion or Chapstick My most favorite thing about the island! There’s so much moisture that you never need to put on lotion and I think I used my chapstick all of 2 times while we were there. Everything is perfectly moisturized all the time! It’s fabulous. 2. Everyone can pull off the beachy hippy hair It’s my favorite when I don’t have to style my hair! It’s too humid so curling or straightening is kind of too much of an effort. And plus at some point in the day…

Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Originally posted on xingsings:
Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons on September 22, 2015 Genres: [Young Adult] Contemporary Pages: 313 Format: Paperback, ARC Source: Publisher Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books a Million 3 Stars, Completed September 23, 2015 – SPOILER free – In Juniors, Lea Lane goes through a number of changes her junior year of high school. She transfers to Punahou School, the largest independent academy in the United States and considered one of the most prestigious, and moves into a nice house owned by the prominent West family in upscale Kahala. After the move, Lea finds herself missing her rundown apartment in Oahu and her best friend, Danny, who is also part-Hawaiin like herself and seems to understand her the most. But then she befriends Whitney West and develops a secretive relationship with the unattainable Will West. Lea is just beginning to find herself accustomed to the attention with being connected to the West family. However, some foreseen drama sprouts, and Lea has to ask herself what she really wants out of life, whether to live on the safe side of the shore or to…