Chili Nation Loco Moco

Loco Moco made easy with Hormel Chili

Down in Hawaii, we tend to do things a bit differently than the rest of the country. This especially applies to food. When we first arrived on Oahu, I was horrified by the though of eating Loco Moco for breakfast. Now that we've been here for a while, I've warmed up to the idea and even made a bowl of my own using HORMELĀ® Chili, America's #1 chili. Traditionally, Loco Moco is a dish consisting of rice, burger patties, fried eggs, and gravy served for breakfast. It's so popular, that you can even get it at the big chain fast food drive thru's. But why bother with a drive thru when you … [Read more...]



I like to consider myself a little bit of a collector. My husband likes to refer to it as hoarding, but I think that's a tad harsh. It's not like I have drawers filled with trash. No, they're filled with collections. Collections of what, you may ask? Let me tell you. There are a few different things that I collect. The first thing I started collecting was EOS lip balms. They're just so cute and nice to have in your bag, so I pretty much stock up on them any time I see them in stores. Next we have paper straws. I don't even know why, but I have a gallon-sized Ziplock filled with them. … [Read more...]

Juliana – 10 Months


The older she gets, the harder she is to photograph. I tried for two days to get some nice quality photos of Juli for this post, but it didn't happen, so here it is anyway. She's been rather cranky these last few days, so I have a feeling we have some more teeth coming in. Juli's first tooth sprouted on Veronica's birthday. The second one was not far behind and showed up while we were on the cruise. Luckily, my parents say she behaved fantastically while we were gone. Even with the two teeth, we've continued nursing. The supply has dwindled since I was lax with pumping on the cruise, … [Read more...]