unplug :: Guest post, Aisle to Aloha

Aloha Wild and Precious readers! I'm Lindsay from Aisle to Aloha! I'm excited to be guest posting for Blair today, but oh so sad to hear about the break-in at their house last week.

The break-in at David and Blair's place did make me think though. I'm sure it is stressful, inconvenient and frustrating to be without a computer and camera, but man, I'd imagine it's gotta be freeing too!

I realized the other day when I threw a little tantrum after my computer froze up and the rainbow wheel appeared, that I need a break. A break from the computer, from technology. These days, we are so plugged in-- blogging, tweeting, emailing, facebooking. One of the first things I do when I roll out of bed in the morning is pad over to the computer and check my email, my twitter, my blog comments. I love what I do and I'll be among the first to tell you that the people I have met through my blog and Etsy shop have become real, true friends.

But sometimes, ya just gotta unplug.

So this weekend, I'm unplugging. I mean, I live in Hawaii! And it's been far too long since I've taken my breakfast outside in the warm morning sunshine, or walked through my neighborhood and collected plumeria. Ooh, I may even grab a Starbucks cinnamon dolce latte and read through the magazine rack at Borders. Or catch a movie by myself! (I'd take my husband with me, but he's deployed in the middle of the Pacific somewhere.)

How will you unplug this weekend?


  1. Unplug? Is that such a thing? I was forced to for a day last weekend and I about went crazy. Ha!
    Happy sunshine in Hawaii! That must be fun living there, although not having your husband deployed. Not fun.

  2. Amen! Sometimes we just get sucked in to blogging and computers, it's so nice to take a break once in a while! Sorry to hear about he break in Blair!

  3. oh no i can't believe someone took your computer- i'm so sorry!!

    and yes, unplugging is one of the most important things you can do!

  4. Such a darling post! and yes, unplugging sounds great. starbucks and borders is a favorite combo of mine too :)


  5. I need to designate some unplugged time. With both a personal blog/twitter/FB and a business one...i'm way to attached to my phone and computer. Thx for the reminder!

  6. always a good reminder!
    enjoy your unplugged weekend, lindsay :)

    p.s. and blair, soooo sorry to hear about the break-in.

  7. Oh my gosh- so sorry to hear about the break in!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

    Great guest post by Lindsay though- wishing I were with her in Hawaii! :)

  8. I definitely unplug too! It's good for the soul:-) xoxo

  9. Oh my gosh, that last picture is gorgeous. Love the blue water! Yeah, sometimes I think that I need to unplug for a little while too.

  10. I am so sorry to hear about the break into your place, but glad you are ok! I hope everything gets back to normal for you soon! Sending a few extra smiles your way!!! :) :) :)

    Liesl :)

  11. so sad to hear about the break-in!
    how did I unplug this weekend?! I'm happy to say it was pretty successful (more than usual) since we had to spend the weekend getting ready to close on our house...ahh! Nothing like scraping peeling paint & fixing things around a house :)

  12. i definitely think an unplug is in order once in awhile!! after my craft fair tomorrow, i will be ready to unwind during the weekend.. hopefully i sell a thing or two!!


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