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Catch-up 9th Annual December-ish Blog Celebration

Maui, Christmas Day…with a ukulele and songs…and playful turtles swimming below me in the water…
Aforementioned turtles…

Okay…here’s the Catch-up 9th Annual December-ish Blog Celebration…

I love Maui, having just experienced the most gorgeous Christmas Eve and Christmas here.

Being in touch with loved ones from my childhood, to the true Royal Hawaiian family from Hana (the grandson who also considers me royalty due to my Asian middle name Suh), to strangers who smile at me on the Maui sidewalk…I’m happy to be here!

So to bring you along with me, here’s the catch-up 9th December-ish Blog Celebration…

Up for winning is the above pictures items (turtles and ocean not included, batch) plus a pair of Sterling Silver Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings in Dainty go to Kids In A New Groove, a 501c3 in Austin, TX

You can either make a purchase during the rest of December’s month or subscribe/like/comment to my YouTube channel or submit your email to the “contact” button to enter. The drawing will take place December 31st-ish. As usual, the winner will be randomly picked and announced soon after…

Much love, Hbb

Many Things We Have In Common…and the Winner of the”Catch-up” 8th Annual December-ish Blog Celebration

…And the winner of the “Catch up 8th Annual December Blog Celebration”‘s Sterling Silver Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings in Petite-Medium is Robert Q. of PA…Congratulations, Robert! Thank you to everyone who participated and purchased. A pair of Sterling Silver Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings in Dainty will go to Creative Action in Austin, TX.

Creative Action

P.S. If you haven’t yet won, keep your chin up…there’ll be one more December-ish Blog Celebration to catch up on the 2 years there wasn’t one (due to good reasons, my NDE and the passing away/transitioning of my calico Sophia…we were together for 20 years!)

I appreciate your purchases, kind feedback, support, and referrals!

Happiest of December-ish Holidays to you!!!

Kahului, Paia, and Lahaina

Paia lunch hideaway thanks to B.D. and friends for showing me…
Full moon crashing waves on Baldwin Beach
Kahului: Tending to one of my whYs (whilst writing more on B.O.S.S.Y. Control of the Hara…and continuing conversations with others on this topic — my other whY…besides singing, which I did at Wailuku’s Coffee Attic, borrowing/tuning their Mele 6-string ukulele)
Discovering Lahaina…
If Baldwin Beach is choppy, then go to Lahaina’s Baby Beach where it’ll be sunny and calm.
See? Lahaina’s bathwater beach…whales like to visit this part of the island in December and into the new year — they no dumb-dumbs…
Untouched photograph (just cropped)…
Lahaina boardwalk…
I had this Plantation Museum to myself…
Lahaina Plantation Museum: my respect and regards to those who shaped Hawaii…

Also, since you’re all armchair travelers with me here on this blog, I decided to add on another blog giveaway deliverable by January 2020’s end. This would be the”catch-up” 8th Annual December-ish Blog Giveaway.

For the new 2020 year, the giveaway includes a Maui souvenir…a pocket calendar:

Also, the winner will get a miniature B.O.S.S.Y. Control of the Hara book:

And a pair of Sterling Silver Helenbobelen Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings in Petite-Medium:

And a pair of Sterling Silver Thinnest And Strongest Thin Hoop Earrings in Dainty will go to Creative Action, an Austin-based 501c3.

You can either make a purchase during the month of December, subscribe/like/comment to my YouTube channel or submit your email to the “contact” button to enter by the 20th. The drawing will take place January 2nd December 21st and winner will be randomly picked and announced soon after…

That’s it for now! Thank you for helping to make 2019 one of the best years. I’m most appreciative of your purchases, kind feedback, and support!

Much love and aloha from Maui!

A reminder for the holiday season…the last day to place an order for arrival by USPS by December 25th was Wednesday, December 11th. Your gorgeous one-of-a-kind treasure/ after-12/11-order will arrive after Tuesday, January 7th.