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June 2014 Blog Posts (4)

How to Make a Hawaiian Plumeria or other Flower Lei

Sharing Aloha

Lei giving is part of living in Hawaii. Leis represent the aloha spirit. They are given for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, graduation, weddings, anniversaries, for special guests at meetings on Sunday, and of course, when tourists arrive or family comes to visit.

In our yard we had a white plumeria tree and also a pink plumeria tree. I would send my granddaughter out to pick the flowers on the lower branches, or she would use a broom to…


Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on June 29, 2014 at 6:50pm — No Comments

How to Treat Box Jellyfish Stings

Who doesn't love a visit to the beach on a gorgeous day in Hawaii? I know I do! Grab the sunscreen, a towel and make your way down to Hukilau or Pounders beach for a fun time in the sun. Great time, right? What could ruin this perfect time? An influx of box jellyfish could do it. Don't be fooled when you are venturing into the wild, including the ocean, you must be aware of what aquatic creatures you may encounter. Educate your children so they know what to do. These creatures are willing…


Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on June 10, 2014 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Hawaiian Party Costumes and Makeup Ideas

You may be having a party and have chosen a Hawaiian theme. Or, you might have decided to go trick or treating as a Polynesian maiden.

Don't worry men, we did not forget you! You can go as a Haka Warrior Hunk! Children also love to dress up in hula skirts and leis. And, don't forget your dog!

Whatever the reason is, here are some costume and makeup ideas you…


Added by Ruth Elayne Kongaika (Lute) on June 9, 2014 at 5:54pm — No Comments

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