SPRING 2016 FAVORITES

spring favorites

Clinique Happy Heart–  Perfect scent for spring.  It really does have a “happy” feel to it.

Macarons–  These are my favorite dessert.  A lot of places actually ship these delicate little treats, like lette macarons.

OPI Humidi-tea–  Pretty soft pink polish

Nars Pink Cantaloupe Gloss–  I’m not usually a fan of shades of orange for my lips but this gloss gives the perfect pop of color that is not an overwhelming shade of orange.

Lush Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie–  Smells like roses and leaves the skin feeling soft.

Fresh cut flowers

Fentimans Rose Lemonade–  You can taste the floral in this lemonade.  It’s so refreshing.

Voluspa Saijo Persimmon Diffuser– Smells like citrus.  Another happy spring scent.

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Random Weekend Pics

Good Morning Everyone!  Once again my weekend went by way too fast!  Busy Busy Busy!  On Friday evening we had a BBQ at my house.  Sorry there are no pic to show except for these pretty cupcakes.  I was having way too much fun drinking and catching up with friends and family that I honestly didn’t even have my phone on me.  But the cupcakes were very pretty…

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On Saturday Kuha’o had to take his SSAT’s while Tea had a baseball game.  At about 2pm the kids and I headed over to Maui’s baseball game while Kahele headed off to his track meet.  Maui did so good as catcher, but unfortunately they lost.  Here’s a Vine that I got of him throwing out the guy heading to second base.  Yay!

Sunday, we had some free time in the morning before heading off to Kuha’os baseball game (yes, baseball consumes all of our time).  That evening we BBQ’d (again), this time at Kahele’s parents house.  The evening was so pretty.  Aria even seemed to be relaxed in Daddy’s arms.

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Random Photos & Vines from the weekend

How was everyone’s weekend?  I swear I am so busy with the kids and their sports on the weekends that it just flies by.  I wish I had more time to relax but 3 kids in sports just doesn’t allow it. Anywhoo here are some photos from my short amount of time away from the parks.

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My kids are at Disneyland without me :(

My sister took my kids to California! Maui, Kuha’o and Tea are all at Disneyland as I write this post. They are sending me pictures and I’m getting so jealous of how much fun they’re having without me:( Before my brother-in-law passed he told my sister that when he goes he wants her to take his daughters along with all his nieces and nephews to Disneyland and have fun. For over two years their family struggled while dealing with his cancer and his wish was for my sister and his daughters to get off the island and have a fun trip to their favorite family destination.

I debated on whether it would be worth it to go, but after juggling with the thought I realized that traveling with a 3 month old just wouldn’t be fun for anyone. I wouldn’t be able to ride any rides and I’d just be holding everyone up with all the baggage that would have to be lugged around (stroller, car seat, etc.). In the end I decided not to go. It was so weird to not have to get breakfast ready for the kids and to actually sleep in for an extra half hour. As much as I want Monday to come around (that’s when they come back) I want them to have the time of their lives.
Here are some pictures that they sent to me

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Simple & Gorgeous DIY Photo Lantern Centerpieces

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I took on the task of making the centerpieces for my brother-in-laws “life” party over the weekend.  I really wanted to do something simple that incorporated the beach. I also wanted to keep it cheap.  I think I did a pretty good job.

Step 1

Take Vellum paper and print whatever picture you’re going to use.  Make sure to measure the container that you’re using.  I printed my pictures a 4″x 4″ size.  I was able to print 4 pictures on one paper @ $1 a paper.

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Step 2

Decorate the rim of the cylinder.  This is optional but makes a big difference.  I used ti leaf to go with the theme of the party.

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Step 3

Put the picture in the container.  I do this before filling the container.  I printed my picture in black and white, but I think color would be beautiful too.

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Step 4

Fill your container and add a tea light.  I filled mine with sand, but if it were for a girl I think some plastic beads would be pretty.

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Aloha Marcus

If you follow my blog, you may remember a few posts about my brother-in-law and his fight with cancer.  Sadly we lost Marcus just 2 days before Christmas.  I’m getting so choked up just writing this.  We all prayed that he’d be cancer free one day and live a long life with his 2 daughters, but now my nieces will have an angel by their side guiding them.

Over the weekend we had a “life” party for Marcus.  We celebrated in “Marcus” style by spreading his ashes at the beach and then having a luau afterwards.  The day was beautiful.  People were enjoying themselves and everywhere I walked I’d hear people sharing their stories and best memories about Marcus.

He was someone who lived with a smile ALWAYS on his face even through his pain.  He treated everyone with respect and wanted to help those in need even when he was too sick to even walk.  The nicest person that I’ve been blessed to have in my life.

Thank you Marc!

(below the pictures there’s a little slideshow)

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Random Ramblings

The last couple of days I’ve been experiencing some very uncomfortable Braxton Hicks. I’m 29 weeks now and oh boy things are starting to get bigger, heavier and uncomfortable. I love lying in bed and staying off my feet, but unfortunately it’s usually after a long day of work and errands where I’m able to do that. Good news though….. I took a week vacation from my job!!!! Starting tomorrow I will be getting some much needed R&R through 10/5! I’m so excited. I don’t plan to just lay down and eat all day though; I plan to get some important things done around the house as well as get my oil changed for my car, paint my bathroom, and clean clean clean.
Hopefully I’ll be able to try out some new recipes that I’ve found on some sites that look really yummy! I also hope to blog a little more. I have a few projects that I’d like to try on my little vacay, so stay tuned for what I hope will be an exciting week 
For now, here are some random pics from the last couple of weeks…

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CELEBRITY LOOK ALIKE

I could not for the life of me come up with anything to share in a blog post, and when that happens it usually means that I’ll share something interesting that I found while browsing the web.  I was on CNN yesterday and came across a section of celebs that look alike. I thought this would be a really fun post that everyone would enjoy.  Some of these celebs you really can’t tell the difference at all and some look like they could be twins. I came up with my top 20 but there really are so many more. So…. please enjoy!!!