FRESH: ‘Ekaha Fern

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The ‘ekaha, also known as asplenium nidus or bird’s nest fern is indigenous to Hawai’i. ¬†It’s a great addition to any shaded or partially sunny area, also does well indoors. Can be grown in hanging pots and can thrive well in crevices of rocks, walls or trees.

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DIY: Gold Painted Jars

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My world is glass bottles & jars.  I use them for everything, put them everywhere.  I wrap them, paint them, decorate them and fill them with all kind of treasures and beautiful things.  Wanted to share a quick tutorial on how to add a little shimmer and shine to any size bottle or jar.

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What you’ll need:

Assortment of clean glass jars & bottles with labels and adhesive removed

Painters tape

Gold spray paint

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Tape off whatever type of design you want to create.

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Spray your jars in a well ventilated area, let them dry, and then carefully removed the painters tape.  Fill with treasures from your garden and arrange for a pretty bit of sparkle and shine.  Using local flora and fauna give these chic containers a lovely twist of hawaiian style.

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FRESH: Kupukupu Fern

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Kupukupu is a fern indigenous to Hawai’i. ¬†It can survive in a variety of conditions from the dry lava fields to the wet forestlands of most tropical climates. It varies in color from light to dark shades of green. Its fronds are sturdy and strong yet detailed and dainty offering texture and personality to any environment it finds itself in.

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This fern is a great house warming gift and can thrive indoors under the right conditions.  Not only does it bring a a charming tropical green indoors, it also help purify the air in your home.

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Hawaiians believe that the kupukupu fern is also symbolic of growth and new beginnings.  With each new frond comes new opportunity, new experiences, and a fresh start.

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DIY: Hand Painted Garden Rocks

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With Spring in full bloom, there are flowers and herbs and the like popping up all around us.  Be creative and add touches of color, patterns and inspiration to your pots and garden alike.

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smooth garden rocks

paint pens

spray clear coat

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Be festive and inspiring with your prints, patterns, words, colors and designs.  Carefully embellish each rock working with the contours and shape of each individual rock.  Let the rocks dry, spray with clear adhesive coat and then place around garden.

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Aloha & Welcome

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Aloha friends! ¬†Welcome to my musings on living in Hawaii, home¬†decorating with a Hawaiian flair, DIYing with a local Hawaiian¬†influence and random thoughts on all things Hawaiian (or mostly Hawaiian). ¬†Born and raised ¬†in the islands, living on O’ahu, helping families through the buying and selling process as a full time real estate agent¬†and living each day grateful for the opportunity to be here, now.¬†Welcome to Hawaiian Style Hale!

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