Honolulu Zoo

My sister and I decided to take the kids to the Honolulu Zoo on Friday.  I haven’t been there in forever and so much has changed.  There’s still a little bit of construction going on so I’m pretty excited to see the finished product.  The day was perfect- overcast but not raining.  The kids had so much fun- especially at the Keiki Zoo where they were able to do a bunch of hands on activities and even pet some of the animals. It was super cheap too- so it’s definitely somewhere that we’ll be visiting a lot more often.

O Christmas Tree


I set up my Christmas tree!!!  I know it’s a little early, but I just couldn’t wait.  The holiday bug got me and I am really feeling the spirit.  So I went into the storage grabbed the tree (yes our tree is fake), my favorite ornaments (I chose to do the same ornaments as last year) and called in the kids to join in the decorating.  I think it turned out beautiful.

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Zelie’s First Baby Luau

Yesterday we celebrated my nieces first birthday.  It turned out beautifully.  The rain held up and after too long not seeing my family we were all together having a great time.  There is never a lack of laughter when we all get together.  I love my crazy family!



Birthday girl and Mommy



Zelie and Nonna



Loved the beach themed center pieces


Everyone had a great time with the photobooth


My cousin Tiana (far left) were pregnant together 15 years ago! Both our kids are taller than us :)


I love my cousins

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Perfect Xmas Present for your BFF’s


There are so many Groupon and Living Social deals for wine tastings.  Yesterday I found a great one- a 90 minute wine tasting for 2 for only $15.  I usually by a bottle of wine and a Tiffany and Co. wine glass as a gift but for a couple of dollars more a 90 minute wine tasting is a steal!  Not only do they receive that beautiful Tiffany box but also a night out with friends- what could be better?!

5 New perfumes that I want

Every Christmas season I get so excited for the perfume gift sets.  Today I tried some new scents to narrow down what I’d like to add to my collection.  Here are the top 5 that I found- each one I fell in love with, so it’s going to be difficult to just choose one.  I’ll probably just purchase one in a gift set and purchase the others in “rollerball”-  that’s how much I liked each of them.


Top Notes: sicilian bergamot, blackcurrant, red apple and orange blossom Middle Notes: wild strawberry, jasmine, tea rose, toffee and patchouli Base Notes: white cedar wood, siam benjoin, sandalwood and vanilla


Top Notes: citruses and pink pepper Middle Notes: jasmine, rose and iris Base Notes: patchouli, vetiver, amber, vanilla and musk


A bouquet of lush jasmine with accents of creamy woods.


sensual pink peony and mysterious black vanilla.


Top Notes: raw salt signature, pink pepper, black pepper, white pepper Middle Notes: oris, ambergris, solar accord Base Notes: sandalwood, musk, cashmeran