About Vanessa Hunt

I'm Vanessa. I love life. Everything about it (almost)! People fascinate me! We are all so unique and I love meeting new people from around this crazy planet! I have 4 babies that keep me busier than I ever imaged and a fabulous husband who helps me run this circus that we call a family. I'm kind of a health food geek, but am trying to find the balance that works for a large family. I am blessed to call Paradise my home (Hawaii) and we are happy to be beach bums!

Very Delicious Berry Cheesy Danish

Ok, this is super easy and super delicious and not super great for you, BUT it’s worth the calories in every bite! Mmmmmmm…sorry, what was I saying? I was dreaming of cheesy berry goodness melting in my mouth. Ok, here’s how to make this beautiful food. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or dessert, or […]

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Fruity Valentines: Free Label Download!

So excited about this HEALTHY Valentine’s gift for my kids to take to school. Every holiday they come home from school with loads of candy in their systems and in their backpacks. I’m all for treats at special occasions, but my kids really don’t need 26 pieces of candy in one day. So this year […]

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Healthy Red Velvet Beet Muffins

With all the red velvet goodness going on around the internet lately, I was feeling a little sad. My kids don’t do red food coloring OR refined sugar very well. Like, it makes them INSANE in the membrane! So, I came up with my own healthy version of red velvet muffins. These are dairy free […]

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Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

These are enough to make you drool! I’m eating one as I write this post. OMG! Worth the calories I promise! And they are (surprisingly) not THAT unhealthy. I’m notorious for never having the right ingredients on hand for what I want to make, so I am constantly making up my own substitutions. Sometimes they […]

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The Big Island of Hawai’i with Kids Part I: Volcano!

After living in Hawaii for almost a year and being able to visit almost all of the islands, I am always astonished at how very different each island is. We live on Oahu and have done everything here a million times (or at least it kind of feels like it some days). So we like […]

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5 Ways to Afford Babysitting

I want to address one obstacle to date night: Babysitting. We go on a weekly date night and I know it can be expensive and challenging to find sitters. But I also don’t think it should be an excuse for not dating your spouse. Here are my suggestions for making date night babysitters more affordable: […]

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5 Ways to Get in Pictures with your Kids

(I apologize in advance for excessive amount of pictures of myself in this post!) My baby boy turns one next month. There. I said it. I keep trying to ignore the fact that my fourth born is no longer an infant. He’s almost walking, he’s getting into the toilet and kitchen cupboards, he draws on […]

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The Power of Starting Something Stupid GIVEAWAY WINNER!

Congratulations AMANDA! You’re our winner! Email us to claim your new book! Thank you to all those who entered. I hope you are all reading along with us. It’s a fabulous read!

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Please HELP our Friends Adopt

Our good childhood friend Hayley and her husband Nat are trying to adopt their nephews from Haiti. Please read their story and help if you can. They are the best people. Every little bit counts. And PLEASE share their story! Thank you to all of our amazing readers. We appreciate you more than you know! […]

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A Busy Mom’s Realistic Guide to Couponing

When I first moved to Hawaii, I remember going into slight shock every time I went to the grocery store. Food is more expensive here, along with gas, housing, activities and everything else! It’s a tourist destination so more often than not we are paying tourist prices. The majority of the food here has to […]

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