This Girl

February 25, 2015 // Being a Parent, Family

This girl.

She talks nearly every waking moment.

Except, of course, when she’s eating or watching TV.

She’s a curious ball of boundless energy.

A dedicated kitchen helper.

And never without a smile.

I love her to the moon and back.

Photo by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

Skinny Jeans

February 20, 2015 // Not-so-random Thoughts

For years I swore up and down that I would never ever ever wear skinny jeans. They won’t look good on me, I told myself. My thighs will just end up looking like two sausage rolls and no one wants to see that.

And then I bought a pair.

Oh. Em. Gee. They are soooooo ridiculously comfortable that I’m considering buying one or two more. Seriously. And I don’t have to lie on the bed fighting to zip them up either. YES!

Moral of the story: WEAR WHATEVER THE HECK YOU WANT. Who cares if someone else might not like it? As long as YOU love it, that’s all that matters. If it makes you feel beautiful, wear it. If it gives you confidence, wear it. If it makes you feel like a BAMF, most definitely wear it.

So whether you feel like sporting skinny jeans, Louboutins, or your fave fandom tee, just remember to do this while you are:



Photo by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

1. Looking through Where’s Waldo books with the kiddos.

2. Starting a container garden.

3. Getting over my fear of wearing skinny jeans. They are so stinkin’ comfortable.

4. Drinking iced green tea.

5. Realizing that you can only do so much and being okay with it.

To learn more about the Grace in Small Things movement, check out the website here.

Photo by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

Happy Galentine’s Day!

Let’s celebrate by drinking something bubbly*, dancing unapologetically to Taylor Swift, and eating waffles. Lots of waffles. Preferably topped with fresh whipped cream.

Here’s to all those ladies in our lives who personify awesome. Those dames who’ve got our back no matter what. Those chicas who are brutually honest. Those babes who have strong shoulders for us to lean on time and time again. 

Let’s give those gals big fat bear hugs and shower them in a ton of virtual glitter. Because real glitter is a total bitch to clean up. #truth

P.S. I’m taking Monday off but will be back on Wednesday with more shiny goodness. XOXO

Photo by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

*Champagne or chocolate milk shaken up. Totally your call.


My Baby Turns Six

February 11, 2015 // Being a Parent, Family

And so my baby is another year older.

May she always tell silly jokes, have a soft spot for sweets and French fries, and kick ass at everything.

I’ll love you forever and always, my little Jedi-Princess-Ninja Turtle.

Photos by Arbine Villanueva-Hoapili

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