Giveaway Wednesday’s Hawaiian Adventure

It really is this stunning all the time!  View from Wailea on Maui.
It really is this stunning all the time! View from Wailea on Maui.
Yup, I painted that with Ms. BakeNBurn! Aren't I talented? It's easy when someone tells you exactly how to do it...
Yup, I painted that with Ms. BakeNBurn! Aren’t I talented? It’s easy when someone tells you exactly how to do it…

Anyone who knows me knows my deep, undying love for all things Hawai’i. Sometimes at work when I am in need of a pick-me-up, I listen to “The Descendants” soundtrack (which I may or may not be doing this very moment…) and stare at my painting of Diamond Head. There’s only one other place I would want to live even more than Colorado (although it comes with its own set of constraints), and that is Hawai’i. Preferably Maui, although I could handle Oahu too, if I must! The hubs and I got married in June 2011, and 2 weeks later we moved to Boulder, Colorado. Because of the move and the hubby starting his MBA at CU Boulder, we weren’t able to take our honeymoon until one year later. For our 1st anniversary, we hopped on a direct flight from Denver to Maui (you can fly direct from here – how amazing!) and spent an amazing week in Paradise. If I had the option and hadn’t started a brand new job 2 weeks prior, I would have stayed.

Any time I see a chance to win a trip to Hawai’i, I immediately sign up. When it’s combined with World Market, I jump at the chance! After moving into our

Sunset at Mama's Fish House in Paia, Maui.
Sunset at Mama’s Fish House in Paia, Maui.

home south of Denver almost a year ago, I had a lot more space to work with, which meant a TON more decorating to do. #bighouseproblems With that in mind, I knew I wanted a few cute pieces that wouldn’t break the bank, and if I fell out of love with them, could be easily and shamelessly replaced. I felt like I went to World Market 2 times a month and left with far more than I ever anticipated. Although I mostly gravitated towards their decorative items, I did purchase a side table which is incredibly adorable.  It gets an A+ in my book for cute, stylish, and reasonably priced!

World Market has a new sweepstakes out for a 6 day trip for two to Hawai’i. Although geared towards moms, I figure I am a puppy mom, so that should count. I am totally celebrating mother’s day this year, so there. After all, I do call my dog Ali’i Kihuahua (aka “King Chihuahua” in Hawaiian… although I totally made up the word for chihuahua, but linguistically it does fit their language patterns!), so this prize really is meant for me.  The Hilton Waikoloa Village resides on the big island, properly named Hawai’i, but is an easy plane ride to any of the surrounding islands. I have visited the big island once, and toured the amazing lava fields. There really is nothing quite like it. If you’ve never been to Hawai’i and have always wanted to go, or even if you have been a hundred times, I think it is truly one of the US’ greatest treasures. Given its rich Polynesian history and laid-back lifestyle, it’s impossible not to relax when you’re there. Just send me a fresh lei if you win! Pomaika`i!

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