target is life + IG GIVEAWAY! *CLOSED*

calling all target lovers!

if you're like me and you shop at target for literally EVERYTHING, then this giveaway is for you! i'm always browsing the home section, the snacks and wine aisles, the holiday decor section, and i never leave without a new coffee mug!

i've teamed up with some fellow bloggers to gift one lucky winner a $150 target gift card. tis the season for gift giving, and who couldn't use extra cash right now?! 

enter via this post on my instagram @rockoomph.

good luck!


[oomph.] eats. goen dining + bar.

there's a new restaurant, my sister says...want to try it?
sure, i say.
one condition, she says...you have to eat their impossible burger.
*insert ewww emoji*

while i'd been hearing the name, impossible, i didn't pay much attention to the commercials and assumed it was just a big burger that was impossible to finish. i recently discovered it was a brand of plant-based [meatless] meat. i also read and heard reviews, including my sister's, that it tasted just like meat!

ohhhkay, then...i'm goen for it!

i'm goen to need a cocktail to wash this down! 

we started with the mushroom fries. they were really good, but i was starting to wonder when the real food would show up!

we ended up sharing an impossible burger which truly was impossible for me to finish...even half of it. but, whew, real potato fries here!

first bite was great...just like a hamburger. as i continued to eat, my mind wanted to taste the plants, but the patty was seasoned well enough that i couldn't taste a difference while eating it altogether with the bun and tomato and lettuce and fries. however, there's a very slight difference in texture which might give it away if you ate the patty alone. it's moist and doesn't have the same toughness or chewiness as meat sometimes has.

overall, the impossible burger at goen dining + bar was tasty and enjoyable; i would order it again. i can't promise a fast food version will be as good.

goen lychee martini.

weekends are for brunch...these are their waffles.

have you tried the impossible burger yet?
tell me your thoughts on it!


pumpkin patch.

ahh, the obligatory trip to the pumpkin patch.
if you follow me on instagram, i already expressed my feelings about pumpkin patches in hawaii. i love the idea of them, but it's just too hot. still, i return every year in hopes that it'll be more enjoyable...less hot and sticky, less crowded, ha. in all seriousness, though, i enjoy the hay rides, i like feeding the farm animals, but really, i'm there for the food.

this year we visited waimanalo country farms, one of two farms that hosts a pumpkin festival. this one is small and simple with only one food booth serving up burgers and hot dogs, a low boil, lemonades, and their very own buttered corn on the cobb. nothing wrong with simple; everything was delish!

waited in line for 20 minutes to get this lemonade!

i wonder how much this guy would cost?!

the pumpkin patch left us in a festive mood...
stopped for a pumpkin cream cold brew.

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did you go to your pumpkin patch this year?
tell me about yours!

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très chic geek.

i admittedly spend a lot of time on my computer and phone for work and personal use. with all the concerns surrounding electronics and screens and the blue light they emit, i'll do whatever i can to prevent damage to my eyes.

these blue light blocking computer glasses from sojos not only help reduce eye strain, headaches, and poor sleep associated with prolonged computer exposure, they're also affordable and stylish. i've been trying to make it a habit to wear my glasses each time i get on the computer.

do you use a computer for work?
how much time do you spend in front of a screen?

these frames have a nice weight to them and can be used for prescription glasses.

the glasses arrived in great condition, they were packaged well, came with lots of accessories, and, most importantly, looked great!

are you concerned about blue light?
would you try blue light blocking computer glasses?


[oomph.] eats. surfers coffee.

weekday mornings are pretty routine when it comes to breakfast, and i'm ok with that...oatmeal, toast with almond butter, fruit and yogurt. but every once in a while, i crave a good different breakfast.

on this day, we headed to surfers coffee, not far from home, for mochas + açaí bowls and decided to try their mochi waffle. it was so good. i tend to associate mochi with sweets and desserts, so i wasn't sure what to expect for a breakfast food, but it had the perfect amount of chewiness and sweetness served simply with honey and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. this time, we shared one. next time, i'm getting my own!

what's something different you tried lately...
a new dish? a new place?

nothing better than that first sip of coffee, amiright?

at first glance, i thought it was a small portion, but it ended up being just enough with a coffee or smoothie. 

this is their medium açaí bowl, perfectly portioned. it comes with honey, granola and bananas...i added strawberries.  

full and happy.

(aloha sweatshirt, bikinibird; Zara leather woven bag; Levi's denim shorts)

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the white jumpsuit.

not gonna lie. kind of having a love affair with white. 

i've always loved whites...the crisp white shirt, the structured white shorts, the summery white dress, the basic white v-neck (even white nail polish!)...all which usually end up in my wardrobe anyways. but now i find myself actually seeking out all things white. 

hence, the white jumpsuit.

a long-sleeved jumpsuit is a whole lotta white, not to mention a huge canvas for food or red wine stains! but i survived a night out with friends listening to a friend play music at o bar in the alohilani resort. food and red wine were involved, but i my jumpsuit made in home unscathed.

are you team white or black?

the o bar is located where the oceanarium restaurant used to be near the lobby of the former pacific beach hotel.

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Canvas Factory review + GIVEAWAY. 04

[i was provided with one canvas print for review purposes; squeals of excitement and opinions are 100% mine.]

we capture so many great memories with our phones and digital cameras from our vacations and staycations, to our weekend adventures, and, of course, our food. Canvas Factory allows you to transform those memories into unique pieces of artwork. they can print on stretched canvas, aluminum, acrylic glass. they can even print collages, full wall displays, or split canvases. best of all, their website lets you easily upload photos from your computer or even directly from facebook, instagram, or flicker. the hardest part is choosing a photo!

from phone to canvas.

this photo was taken on one of my favorite hikes in central oahu; the views are amazing! i chose a 16" x 20" canvas print in landscape, uploaded the file from my computer, positioned it on the canvas, and that was it. my print arrived approximately one week later.

wrapped canvas, backing and hangers provided.

this is my fourth print from Canvas Factory, here are a couple of them behind my desk.


Want to have a unique piece of artwork that no one else will have? Canvas Factory is generously giving away a free canvas print to one lucky reader.

Can't wait? Head over to Canvas Factory and start creating your canvas art now! Otherwise, enter below.

giveaway open to US/CAN only, ends 8/7/19
enter using the rafflecopter widget below

good luck!

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