Mu’umu’u Heaven

Whenever I would go walking around Kailua town I’d always stop by this cute little boutique store and just browse around.  I love boutique shops where you can find unique items that you can’t find anywhere else.  This shop has it all… accessories, things for the home, clothing and even fun little goodies like ornaments during Christmas.  Yesterday when I was walking around Waikiki I came across their little hut in the DFS Galleria.  So for all of you visiting Hawaii soon and want to pick up some gifts to take back home I highly recommend that you visit their shop.  I was really surprised that they didn’t up the prices being in Waikiki.  I think the prices are pretty awesome considering how expensive things are here.   Click here to visit their site.

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Beach Day

On Saturday my Dad and Maui got up really early and headed over to Lanikai beach to set up an area for the day.  My sister and her family headed out shortly after.  After Kuha’os baseball game him and I rushed over to join them all.  The kids had a blast and swam til their eyes were bloodshot red and their skin dark :)  I, of course, sat under a tent and avoided the sun.  We BBQ-ed some really good food and snacked on some poke.  Kahele missed out on all the fun because he was in Maui for his track meet.  But I was sure to send him lots of snap chat pics and videos.  Here are some pics from our fun day at the beach.

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Fangirl (Rainbow Rowell) I finally finished a book!

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It’s been too long since I’ve actually read through an entire book.  Life has just been too busy lately.  I used to be able to at least read 2 books a month, but I just haven’t had the time.  Finally, finally I took this weekend to read any chance I got.  I’m so glad that I chose this book because I absolutely LOVED it.

Synopsis (B&N):

In Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life–and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

MY THOUGHTS:

This was such a fun book to read.  I loved the characters and how their various personalities kept me interested. I really enjoyed this cute and innocent love story.  Sometimes it’s just nice to get away from the “adult” fiction and get lost in a cozy novel.  I highly recommend this to any teenage girl, or grown up girl for that matter.  It was such a fast read that taking this to the beach or even on an airplane would be an excellent idea.

This Week in Cravings

As I mentioned in an earlier post… my cravings are out of control!   It’s really exhausting but hilarious at the same time because I’ve never experienced strong cravings in my other pregnancies.  I decided to keep a little diary of the foods that I’m craving.  So here are the cravings that I’ve had in the last week.

Happy Aloha Friday!

Yay it’s Friday!  It’s also supposed to be a beautiful weekend so the beach is something definitely in the plans- of course this has to happen after my sons baseball game, which is luckily early in the morning so we’ll have the entire rest of the day to have fun.  I’m also looking forward to watching Pitch Perfect 2!  Have any of you seen it yet?  It looks like such a fun movie to watch with the fam.

Kahele is in Maui right now because he’s a track coach so he’ll be gone for the weekend :(  But the weekends always fly by so quickly so he’ll be back before I know it.  He’s been sending my pictures of all the good food he’s been eating and making me so jealous!  He’s also triggering a lot of cravings lol!

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I haven’t been too good about snapping photos on the weekends so my goal is to do just that.  I’m usually having so much fun with the family that I let all these moments go by without capturing them.  On Monday I hope to have lots of pics to share with you all! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Lunch @ Farrells with my Princess

So, on Mother’s Day things didn’t go exactly according to planned.  We were originally going to drive around the island and eat some Kahuku shrimp from Giovanni’s but it was rainy and windy and we really didn’t want to take a drive and eat outdoors in that type of weather. With no back up plan we sat and thought of something else to do.  The boy’s all wanted to go and watch The Avengers  and I wanted to watch Hot Pursuit.  The boys all had breakfast and we (Tea and I) didn’t. What ended up happening was that the boys went ahead to watch their movie and Tea and I had lunch and saw Hot Pursuit.  It all worked out so perfectly that when we exited our movie the boys were exiting theirs (because their movie was a whole hour and something longer than ours).  We all ended up going home happy that afternoon!  Happy faces was the best Mother’s Day gift.

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Windy Day At The Beach

Over the weekend we had a family gathering in Waimanalo- it was soooo windy.  I sat up on the sand to watch the kids swim and I literally got stung by the flying sand.  The kids had a blast in the choppy waters and, although being beaten by wind and sand, I had a blast watching them.  We arrived a little late because my son had a baseball game in the afternoon, so not only was it windy but also cold because the sun was setting at this point. So there I was on the beach with sweat pants and a hoodie!  Lemme tell you… what I wouldn’t give to be there now instead of at work at my desk lol.

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