Hawaiian Blogger Hop

Aloha friends! E' komo mai!  So happy to be able to celebrate with some new Hawaiian bloggy friends. When I first started blogging in March 2012 I was the only Hawaiian blogger that I knew about.  Then I started getting emails and comments from other bloggers who were considering moving to Hawaii and finally a comment from Courtney at Teaching In Paradise who thought she was the only Hawaiian teacher blogger!

So a year later 3 lovely ladies have moved here to Hawaii and I have had the pleasure of meeting them all and being able to collaborate with them.

We thought it would be fun to introduce ourselves and offer you a fun little Hawaiian freebie.
If you have followed my blog for awhile or read my About Me page you know that I am originally from Colorado.  I do NOT love being cold and snow is just not something I enjoy.  As a teenager I used to watch MTV Spring Break specials and dream about being near the ocean.  I always loved surf movies and figured I would try it someday.

Well in 2000 while living in California I met a very handsome gentleman who happened to be a surfer. We started dating and he took me to Santa Cruz a lot where he surfed with all his buddies.  I tried it, but it was sooo cold in that water and it wasn't as fun as I thought it would be.

Fast forward a few years and I now have a surfer hubby and baby girl who I wanted to stay at home with.  We decided to move to Hawaii for a year to relax and enjoy being parents. 

Fast forward 10 years and we are still here!!  I still wake up sometimes and can't believe that I live in the middle of the pacific ocean!  Mahalo to all of you who continue to read my blog and who don't get tired of my surf posts or pictures of Hawaiian rainbows.  We have a saying here:

Today for our blog hop I have my Aloha Banner as a freebie for you.  I have this hanging in my room.

It will be free for today only.  Just click on the picture to grab it in my TpT store. I am also having a sale in my TpT store today and tomorrow.  All of my items will be 20% off. Don't forget to check out all of my Hawaiian items!

Now it's time to hop on over and meet my friend Tonya from Tonya's Treats For Teachers.


  1. I really like your post, these are stunning, gorgeous details and colors. Excellent work you did.

  2. I met my wife in Hawaii, I was there for a work assignment and I loved every minute of it. She and I connected immediately we both had such similar interests and tastes. We've been together for 10 years and married for 8 years. Fortunately, my job offered me a promotion in Hawaii so I was able to relocate and stay. The only downside about living here is the bad weather we experience, especially during hurricane season. We had to hire some roofing contractors in Hawaii last month to fix some damage caused by a hurricane.

  3. Corinna,
    I found your blog recently! I'm "livin' the life" through you! :0) I have taught for 21 years and last year was my first year in 1st grade so was frantically searching blogs for HELP! Yours is so great and I'm doing a Luau/Beach theme to start school! So so so excited! And I love getting to hear about your life in Hawaii outside of school! Love it! Thinking of you heading back to school....I head the 8th....kiddos come the 15th~
    Thanks for the adorable freebie!
    I'm making your cute Surfer necklaces...got my chains already!
    Kansas Hugs,

    1. Aww, that is so nice to hear Tanya! Have a great school year!

  4. I'm like you and do not like COLD! Living near the ocean is the only place for me!! I hope I can visit your beautiful state one day! Thanks for sharing!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

    1. Thanks so much Gina! I am sure you will get out here one day!

  5. What a great story!!! I love your little Aloha banner! Do you live on Oahu? If so, we should definitely meet up when my hubby and I come out there again {hopefully in 2 years!}.

    I am loving this Hawaii blog hop! I am sharing it on my FB page now!!!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

    1. Mahalo! Yes I am on Oahu. I love it, but it is getting a bit crowded. I may have to move over to Lanai with Nicole ;)

  6. My brother and his wife live in Hawaii! They will only live there for 2 more years though. My brother is in the Navy so they move every 3 years. The good thing is they will always be near the water. I can't wait to visit Hawaii and hope I can make out there for Christmas. Love reading your story!
    Rambling About Reading

    1. I hope you do get out here, Christmas time is usually cooler, but very green :)


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