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Kait Hanson
Kait Sawyer Hanson is a Hawaii-based writer. On any given day, she can be found balancing freelance writing, a Diet Coke addiction and her smarter-than-average chocolate Lab, Judy. A Penn State graduate, Kait enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband, Dane. Kait’s daily musings can be found on Twitter, or her personal blog, If you're more visual, you can follow her on Instagram.

Entries by Kait Hanson

15 Dogs Who Are Ready For Santa Paws

(5) Comments | Posted December 10, 2015 | 11:36 AM

As a self-proclaimed crazy dog lady, I can't help but get excited when I start to see dogs getting in the spirit of Christmas popping up on Instagram.
My two Labs aren't the only ones eagerly anticipating a visit from Santa...

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10 Stocking Stuffers For Him

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2015 | 12:02 AM

I don't know about anyone else, but stockings are my favorite part of Christmas morning. Of course, I love the presents and spending time with family over hot coffee, but there is something so magical about stockings.

When I was growing up, my parents always wrapped a couple items for...

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10 Stocking Stuffers For Her

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 12:45 AM

I don't know about anyone else, but stockings are my favorite part of Christmas morning. Of course, I love the presents and spending time with family over hot coffee, but there is something so magical about stockings.

When I was growing up, my parents always wrapped a couple items...

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5 Gifts For The Dog Lover

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2015 | 3:42 PM

The holiday shopping season is upon us! With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday just days away, it's time to start making your list and checking it twice. If you've got someone like me on your list (a self-proclaimed crazy dog lady), you won't want to miss this...

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Keeping Your Pet Safe During The Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 4:42 PM

How is it already the week of Halloween? It seems like we were just celebrating the beginning of 2015 and here we are -- staring straight into the eyes of the holiday season.

My dog enjoying a local pumpkin patch this year....
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5 Companies Giving Back To Hawai'i

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 3:08 PM

When I first moved to O'ahu, I really had no idea what I was getting into. Of course, I dreamed of endless beach days, with a mai tai in hand, and surf lessons on the beautiful turquoise waves. As I have grown and made this island my home, I have...

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Back-To-School Cool

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 2:22 PM

It's hard to believe that my last, first-day-of-school was more than five years ago; where has the time gone? As I watched new students move into my alma mater last week, I couldn't help but feel nostalgic.

The dawn of a new school year always filled me with anticipation, not...

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Sending Aloha

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 11:15 AM

As I browsed my Twitter feed last week, one particular tweet stood out to me. It talked about the death of the postal system as budgets are cut and more people move toward digital communication. Admittedly, I was heartbroken--I love a good piece of snail mail! There is something so...

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A Mother's Day Gift Guide for the Fun, Domestic Goddess

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 12:34 PM

It's hard to believe that May is here already. It sort of feels like we were just celebrating Valentine's Day, but alas, here we are! And because April showers bring both May flowers and Mother's Day (every year, friends) I wanted to put together a gift guide for the kitchen-minded...

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(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 5:39 PM

We've all seen it--the hashtag that sets Hawaii apart from other tropical locations. But what does it mean?

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Is Clean Living Medicine?

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 2:24 PM

Earlier this week as I was browsing my latest news updates, I came across a headline that intrigued me enough to click on it. You win, Mashable editors -- your clickbait headline got me again!

"The mystery of Belle Gibson, who claimed she cured cancer with clean living"

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10 Hawaii Instagram Feeds You Need to Follow

(5) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 7:28 PM

From surfing to sea life, our islands share one common theme -- beauty. While the rest of the country is talking about how many snow days they will rack up this year, these ten feeds remind us why we are lucky to live Hawaii, indeed.

1. @MikeCoots

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The Instagram Effect & Faux-tography

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 2:31 PM

In the day and age of selfie sticks and endless photo editing apps, it seems like my social media channels just keep getting prettier and prettier. I can't remember the last time I logged onto Instagram and saw something visually unappealing.

A slight crop here, sharpening there, and...

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10 Foodie Feeds I'm Ready to Devour

(3) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 2:55 PM

If your Instagram feed is anything like mine, it's comprised of three main categories: food, dogs and friends who travel--in exactly that order. Most days I'm left wanting to simultaneously eat my phone, pet a dog and travel the world.

Lately it seems that some of my...

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F You, 2015

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 4:24 PM

As 2014 draws to a close and the fresh slate of 2015 presents itself, I can't help but make a list of resolutions. Whatever your thoughts are on the age-old tradition, isn't it kind of nice to make a list and check things off? While 2014 held some amazing things...

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The 12 Dogs of Christmas

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 1:04 PM

What gets me in the holiday spirit more than a classic holiday jingle? Dogs getting festive on Instagram! If you missed my Thanksgiving piece you can check it out here.

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...err, wait a second -- we...

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An Apology & Travel Tips... From Professionals!

(9) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 10:55 AM

What kind of writer would I be if I didn't listen to my readers? Not one that is willing to grow and learn. After I wrote my piece on planning a honeymoon based on my personal experience, the commentary was overwhelming; it took me almost a full day...

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There Is Tremendous Power in a Well-Told Story

(2) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 12:51 PM

Inspiration. Hope. Change.

For as much as many times as social media seems to dominate our lives, sometimes remarkably inspiring things transpire via social channels that are too good not to step back and admire. This is one of those times.

Like all good stories, this one began when a...

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Planning a Honeymoon? Don't Miss These 6 Tips!

(72) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 5:22 PM

Some days I wish I could go back and plan our wedding all over again. Just kidding, I would never wish for that, but what I DO wish I could do is plan our honeymoon all over again. We were less than thrilled with Costa Rica (you can't win them...

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Why the 21-Day Fix Was Not for Me

(4) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 12:09 PM

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past six months, you've heard of Beachbody's 21-Day Fix. Who DOESN'T want to be "fixed" in 21 days (ugh, I hate this name... more on that later)? Like the rest of you, I was hooked by the ease of what the...

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