How to display Pinterest boards in your sidebar. For wordpress.com

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For those of us who don’t have a self-hosted WordPress, we often miss out on all of the little perks of “beautifying” our blogs.  I know for myself, I’ve been waiting for a feature that will allow me to create my own custom Pin It hover, but its been a long time waiting and still nothing for feature.  I am obsessed with Pinterest and have been trying to figure out how to display my latest Pins in my sidebar.  I’ve found posts on how to do it only to find out that it’s for “self-hosted” wordpress blogs 😦  Well I have finally found a way to do it thanks to Gretchen Louise!  She’s given a little trick as to how to get those pretty pins displayed in your sidebar.  Look how much prettier it makes my sidebar look. Please visit her blog by clicking here.  Let me know how it works out for you guys.

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The Exhaustion Is Real

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I need a vacation so bad!  It doesn’t even have to involve hopping on a plane or spending money.  I would love to just have a day off… of everything!  My brain hurts, my body aches and my anxiety is out of control.  When I’m not at work I’m at home working- doing dishes, doing laundry, cooking dinner, constantly cleaning up and running after my 1 year old.  I NEED A BREAK!  So…. Tomorrow I have a day off and I plan to ask my mom to watch Aria so that I can go and get a massage and a pedicure.  I cannot wait!!!! I know it’s not the full day off but I know that just those couple of hours will give me what I need.  Hopefully in the next couple of months I’ll be able to plan a short trip to visit my sister in Vegas.  **fingers crossed**  It’s hard to plan anything with the kids in sports, work all week, Kahele coaching and a 1 year old at home.

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I love when it’s the weekend and all the kids finally go to sleep and I’m able to pop open a bottle of bubbly.  Me and Kahele literally sit there sipping our drinks in total exhaustion, sprawled out on the couch.  The funny thing is all we talk about are… our kids!  But at the end of the night its nice to just have some quiet time to catch up and get a little buzz on.  Maybe even get a midnight snack.

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So cheers to the upcoming weekend (mine starts in just a little under 2 hours) and here’s to getting some R&R after the grocery shopping, laundry, getting dinner on the table, helping the kids with homework, getting them to and from baseball practice and sending them off to school in the morning. LOL

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Donut King Hawaii

I donut care what you think, I love donuts!!!!  This bakery is located down the road from Kuha’os school so when I was a little early to pick him up on Friday I decided to kill some time and get us both a snack.  I’d never been here before and went in planning to buy myself a plain glazed donut- that was until I saw that they carried Maple Bacon Donuts!!!! My absolute fave!  It was soooo yummy and fresh.  I ended up getting Kuha’o a chocolate covered donut with chocolate shavings.  I had a little sample of his and even that was good.

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Donut King

2919 Kapiolani Blvd

Honolulu, HI 96826

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

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Synopsis:

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

My Thoughts:

Wow!  Reading this book was like watching a full season of The Real Housewives!  I’m so glad that I chose this book as my first of the year.  The characters were so relatable, I kept comparing each of them to actual people that I know.  I was so engrossed that I finished this book way too quick and was disappointed because I wanted it to go on.  Luckily, HBO will be premiering this series on February 19th!  I can’t wait.  They have the most amazing cast including Nicole Kidman, Reece Witherspoon &  Shailene Woodley just to name a few.  A definite must read… if you haven’t already.

Thursday Throwback

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This was such a fun night! This was about 4 years ago at my cousin Pili’s (red shirt back row) bridal shower.  At this point we had all had a lot to drink and were all pretty buzzed.  I remember getting to the point where I was was so emotional and filled with love for all of my cousins lol.  Kahele picked me up and I remember sticking my body out of the car and yelling “I love all of you!!!”  It was pretty epic.  Really fun group right here, and that’s not even the half of my girl cousins.

 

Happy Birthday Téa!

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Happy 9th Birthday to the sweetest, most perfect daughter that anyone could ask for!  I am so blessed to have this little lady in my life.  To think that someone so special came from me is unbelievable.  She is an honor roll student, she loves to cook and help with the house chores, she is the most patient and biggest help with her little sister, she is mature and will put her brothers in their place when she knows they’re doing wrong and to top it all off… she is a kind soul.  There are just those people in life that you think “what a great person, what a great friend” and she is that person.  I pray that she stays this way and never lets all the toxic in the world change her.