Weekly Coffee Date

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Hi friends! WE’RE MARRIED!! Our wedding was last weekend and I can’t wait to share details and pictures of the whole process with all of you. Writing those posts seems overwhelming right now, but I am definitely going to start focusing more attention on the blog this fall and winter as soon as we get back from our honeymoon at the end of October. We decided to wait a few weeks after our wedding to go on our honeymoon. We figured it’d be good to get back to normal life for a little while so we could recharge before a long trip. We are going to Hawaii and we’re both super excited about it. We’re visiting Maui and Kauai so if you have any tips for things to do or sights to see or great food to eat on those islands, please let us know in the comments!

Here are some links I came across this week that I wanted to share:

The Mayo Clinic compiled a list of how many calories you burn performing various exercises. Sadly, sitting down and looking at Instagram while drinking an iced coffee doesn’t seem to qualify as exercise to these “scientists.”

Here is an interesting look at the life of a professional movie and TV extra.

One of my favorite memories from childhood is when I stayed home “sick” from school and watched daytime TV all day. The Price is Right was one of the highlights in my sick TV schedule and even though it isn’t the same without Bob Barker, a pretty amazing thing happened recently on the show. All three contestants spinning the wheel landed on $1.00, winning $10k in bonus money. Then on their bonus spin, 2 of the contestants landed on $1.00 again, winning another $25k. The video is in the article.

Here’s a great tip on how to dry dishes in the dishwasher quicker. If you open the door as soon as the dishwasher finishes draining, the water will evaporate and the steam will escape through the door. Your dishes will be dry in a couple of minutes.

Here is a list of five food trends that are good for you according to Forbes. Sushi burrito sounds pretty good to me.

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18 thoughts on “Weekly Coffee Date

    1. Donna Heinrich

      I agree about Mama’s Fish House in Maui. Best meal I’ve ever had…and the most expensive! Worth the splurge.

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  1. Megan

    Long time reader, first time poster… First of all, congrats on your marriage! :) My husband and I went to Hawaii on our honeymoon last year. Sail Trilogy and Skyline zipline excursions were my favorite things about Maui and maybe even the overall honeymoon (we also went to Oahu). Both were a ton of fun and I would go back just to do those things.

    With Sail Trilogy we swam with so many cool fish and sea turtles and the food on the boat was awesome (didn’t expect that!). https://sailtrilogy.com

    The views zip lining were incredible. It was such a fun time. We did the 4 hour excursion and I’m kicking myself for not booking the longer one! https://www.zipline.com

    Also, eat all the poke! It’s sooooo delicious! Even the deli counter at the grocery stores were yummy. It was all so fresh!

    Enjoy!

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  2. Nicole

    Have the most incredible honeymoon :)

    Maui must-dos:
    *Road to Hana
    -for this you’ll want 2 days, though, it’s so worth it because you can stop and hike along the route and is so much fun! You’ll want to purchase the CD before heading out – it can be found at the airport, and most likely your hotel will know where to find it, too

    *visit the town of Paia (it’s my favorite little town on Maui) for their amazing cuisine at half the cost of anywhere else
    -our faves: Ono Gelato, Paia Fish Market, and for a healthy breakfast – Paia Bay Coffee
    -plus I love the shopping there – lots of boutiques and their Maui Girl swimwear can be found much cheaper than anywhere else – love!
    -Also, just past Paia is Mama’s Fish House (799 Poho Place, Paia, HI 96779) which has been recommended to us by so many people – we’ve never been there, however, heard that it’s delicious

    *visit the town of Lahaina for the atmosphere
    -luau at The Feast at Lele and definitely bring a HUGE appetite – food is amazing and the atmosphere is fantastic,
    -farm to table dinner at Pacific’o,
    -best happy hour is at 5 Palms Lahaina,
    -best food truck is Crying Thaiger Maui,
    -Fleetwood’s has an awesome after hours atmosphere and
    -we’ve heard Star Noodle is really great, too) / Warren and Annabelle’s Magic Show (James loves this one, though, each time we’ve gone we couldn’t get in – so must be great!)
    -Ulalena by Maui Theater (excellent show and really shows the culture of the island of Maui)

    *Molokini Crater – by far and away my favorite place to snorkel on the islands, and we went snorkeling on every island we visited, this had TONS of fish and a beautiful little boat ride. You’ll want to wake up early to get out there when the fish are active. Pacific Whale Foundation is where we took our tour from: http://www.yelp.com/biz/pacific-whale-foundation-eco-adventures-whalewatch-lahaina-2?osq=Molokini+Snorkeling
    However, there were great reviews from Trilogy Excursions, too.

    *Haleakala Crater – James recommends taking the bike tour
    -NOTE: when we went we drove up, because I don’t like the cold and would have froze. You will need a warm jacket and hat. In spite of the cold it is unbelievably beautiful, and if you go for sunrise, which I would recommend, you’ll some some incredible views. There’s a great little coffee place to get a nice breakfast on the way down called Kula Lodge, too.

    *Red Sand Beach: http://mauiguidebook.com/adventures/red-sand-beach/

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  3. Christel Goetsch

    Congratulations, Andie and Daniel! Wishing you many years of happiness and good health together! (Oh yes, lots of good food, too!,)

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  4. Monique Ochieng

    Congrats on getting married!!!! Married life is amazing! My husband and I went to Maui for our honeymoon we didn’t want to leave! My advice is to eat all the delicious fruit you can and to go parasailing! Even if you’re afraid of heights it’s the most peaceful activity and you feel so connected to nature!

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  5. Beth R.

    Congrats to you and Daniel on the wedding! You are going to love Kauai!! it is the true meaning of paradise! You should plan to take a drive along the shore at least one day. There are fun stops along the way. We stopped in to a little grocery and grabbed some fruit and sandwiches and ate lunch on the same beach where they filmed the “I’m gonna wash the man right outta my hair” scene from South Pacific! And the canyon is a must see amazing that something like that is on the island. it is a quiet island and you will truly be able to relax and enjoy your time together. Here is a link to the shore drive and canyon: https://www.tripsavvy.com/sightseeing-tips-for-kauai-1529815 Have a wonderful trip!!

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  6. Sherre

    Congratulations on your marriage! We just returned from a week’s vacation in Kauai. You will both love it there. Go to the St. Regis for drinks and watch the sunset. Waimea canyon is beautiful. It’s considered a smaller version of the Grand Canyon. Then go have lunch at DaBooze. It’s a little hole in the wall lunch spot that serves delicious pulled pork sandwiches. Sprouting Hole is a must see. The lighthouse, Hindu Monastery, Waimea shaved ice (lava flow) is sooo good, Hanelei Bread Company good for breakfast, ruins from Club Med and check out Stone Dam (easy walk, gorgeous waterfall) and enjoy all the beautiful beaches! Costco is located near the airport. Great place to load up on snacks and Aloha clothes. Have a wonderful honeymoon! ❤️

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  7. Judy

    Hey Andre

    So happy for you both. My niece and her husband will be in The same area of Hawaii end of the month. Beautiful. Have the times of your lives.

    I always do that with the dishwasher and it works!

    Excited to see the photos and hear about it all but it’s healthy to relax and take time for the two of you. How smart!

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  8. Julie

    Congratulations!!!!!! Wishing you both all the best. We love Maui and highly recommend Leoda’s, where you can find the best pies, fresh salads and sandwiches. Everything there is amazing!!

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  9. Naomi

    Congratulations Andie & Daniel. I too went to Maui & Kauai for my honeymoon. You wont be disappointed. The thing I loved about my last trip to Maui was the Fresh fish -EVERY night. I never ate healthier. :) If you have the ability to barbeque, you don’t want to miss The Maui Fish Market – 3600 Lower Honoapiilani Road, Lahaina, (800) 665-9895. They will prepare the fish, so it’s ready for the grill. My personal favorite: Macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahi. It’s also a great place to grab a yummy Fish taco. Mama’s Fish House is a MUST. The view is stunning and the fish (& cocktails) Amazing. If you are looking for a good spot to snorkel: Slaughterhouse Beach is Unbelievable. We didn’t even need snorkel gear to see the plentiful sea turtles; They were so close, you could reach out and touch them: 6501 Lower Honoapiilani Hwy. Lahaina Not much parking, so arrive early. Also, quite a few steps down to the beach, but worth it. And there was a Wonderful Banana bread stand up the road from Slaughterhouse Beach. Warm, freshly baked, truly melt in your mouth Banana bread. A fun place for breakfast: Slappy Cakes. You can make pancakes right at your table and the variety of fresh fruits, macadamia nuts, etc. to fill them with is delightful. (I’m a little biased, because we also have a Slappy Cakes here at home, in Portland, OR.) http://www.slappycakes.com. Finally, I also LOVE Aloha Mixed Plate: 1285 Front St. Lahaina. Affordable and absolutely delicious dinner with an unforgettable sunset. Have a Lovely time, Andie. Wishing you both Every happiness.

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  10. Michelle

    Congratulations!! I would echo the above comments about Kauai and add to take a helicopter tour if at all possible It is the only way to see some areas of this amazing paradise, especially parts of the Napali coast and Waimea Canyon. It’s a little pricey, but so incredibly worth it. We were married and honeymooned on Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island and Kauai is one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see.

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