It's pie time! Episode 5 of Slice & Song is live!

Episode 5 of Slice & Song is live! I was planning on doing 6 episodes (which means we have one episode left) and then I think it's time to switch it up. I've been throwing around some ideas... Cake & Cover? More sewing tutorials? Behind the scenes studio stuff? Gimme your suggestions.

As for now, enjoy this video where I make quiche and sing "All Smiles" while trying to stay focused despite the endless random distractions of the great outdoors (more specifically my driveway). I also talk about my early days in music and touring - complete with embarrassing teenage photos of Kevin and I.



Baby Squid Costume Tutorial + Free Pattern

So it's almost Halloween which means it's time to get costuming! One of the requests I got on my youtube channel was to make a costume for my baby (it will be his first Halloween) and after much pontification and searching the vast plains of the inter webs I decided I would make him a squid. 

When it comes to sewing I would classify myself as a "serious dabbler". My mom started teaching me to sew as a young girl. Some of my earliest memories are of her sitting at the machine sewing me lace edged dresses and my very own childhood Halloween costumes... I've even sewed a wedding dress or two (just for fun... because... I'm a freak).

This costume was a lot of fun to make AND a lot of work, and truthfully I am super excited to share it with you guys.

Here is the PDF pattern and instructions!

Slice and Song #3: Lilikoi Chiffon Pie - Sweeter

Slice and Song #3 Lilikoi Chiffon Pie - Sweeter

It’s new video Monday! This weeks episode of Slice and Song features a super nostalgic (aka: Hamura Saimin Copycat) Lilikoi Chiffon Pie. Lilikoi is the Hawaiian name for passion fruit which I grew up foraging for and eating all throughout my childhood and beyond.

If you want to see a Hawaii girl lose her mind - show up with something lilikoi flavored! Lilikoi cupcakes, lilikoi margaritas, lilikoi chiffon pie... all of it.

I thought it was only fitting to perform “Sweeter” in this episode seeing as it is actually the only song of mine in which ukulele is the predominant instrument played.

Hope you enjoy :)


Episode #2 Banana Cream - A little bit crazy

Episode two of my new series Slice and Song is live! Banana Cream - A little bit crazy

Watch me make a pie and talk about my love hate relationship with bananas.

My song A little bit crazy was partially inspired by my very own parents (who are both amazing and wonderful and who I love very very much… and who both are a little cray).  

When I was filming the episode I called to ask my dad about the memory I have of him flying a kite for days and he casually remarked “yeah, I think it was up in the sky for over a week once - so high up it would get lost in the clouds”.