A few years ago someone was telling me about a resort and they said "we loved it, but the robes were terrible." And I was just like 🤔🤔 But you guys, I get it now. I'm that person that checks in, showers off my travel stink + makes a beeline for the robe. It doesn't come off until I checkout. Oddly enough, I rarely wear my robes at home and instead choose things like stained t-shirts from college and horrifying plaid pajama pants that are about 15 years old, which is what I'm wearing now with my coffee in a to-go mug as I try to wrangle 2 dogs at 5:45AM in the dark. Maybe it's best those all white robes are for vacation time only 🤣 Wishing everyone a Saturday as relaxing as this photo! #tlpicks#jetsettering#virtualvacation#femaletravelblogger#darlingweekend
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Welp. After months, probably years, let's be honest. But here it is, the start of the latest adventure. We'll be blogging. So basic, I know. And I love it. I cannot wait to share and create and ya know, blogger stuff.
Also for all my mainlanders, I know it's no longer Friday for you, so I apologize for making you wait. But for me it's Friday, and it's been one heck of a week so I needed allllll the hours, none to spare haha.
Link in the bio because that's how this goes.
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Well everyone, I think I’m going to make the weekend sign off an ongoing thing.
But before I go! The winner of last weeks $20 Target giftcard is @laurenmakaila 🤗 please DM me love to claim your prize! (Also I am so sorry to everyone whose question I haven’t responded to yet! I promise I will answer them all asap!)
And with that, I wish you all an amazing weekend full of sunshine, dreams & mermaid things 💙
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Clutter. How does it make you feel?
Clutter and mess in my own home make me feel claustrophobic. It makes me feel like I can’t breath. It makes me have high stress. It makes me have high anxiety.
Am I crazy? Is something wrong with me?
Prior to having my kids I actually would get more worked up with mess and clutter. I needed things in specific spots and needed things done in very specific ways.
I’ve learned to cope a little better but I still get easily rev’d up every once in while when I come home to a messy and full house.
Funny thing is I’m only a clutter freak with my own home.
Anyone else this way too?
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Happy weekend y’all! I’m hoping to see some jungle of the island tomorrow or Sunday. The hubs is trying to get back into photography again so I am more than willing to explore somewhere with him and take some landscape photos! What are your plans for this weekend?
This time last week we were floating on colorful rafts and drinking tropical cocktails, 100% on island time. This week Dane is working straight through the weekend + I’m sitting under a pile of paperwork🙇🏻♀️ We get asked a lot how we are able to travel as much as we do and I think the most straight forward answer is that it’s a priority for us. We have a long list of all the places we want to visit and when we get the opportunity - we book! When we aren’t traveling, we work our asses off. We live in a modest rental home, budget like animals for expenses like groceries, gas + the dogs (you know - the really fun things in life 🤣) and rarely live outside the money we set aside for clothes + dinners out. So much of life is a balancing act, but we live by the motto that we can always make more money, but can never make more time. Life is so short — make time for the things that set your soul on fire ✌🏼
In Hawaii, I only wear heels in my own home (rarely making it past my bedroom closet). They never make it out into the world. It’s either flops or bare feet, but these fuzzy gems deserve their time in the spotlight ✌🏼💁🏼♀️👠
Just working towards being the best version of myself this #BarreFriday ❤️ Barre & Soul Deux in Lihue finally opens this weekend! I will be teaching at this location every Wednesday at 9:30am and BONUS, this class has childcare, so you can bring your kids to class!! You must be preregistered for this class, so sign up now! 💪🏼
So I JUST realized that it’s Friday today😳 like woah, when runny noses/coughs/colds roll through the household - it’s like a major TIME WARP😬 — but after all, the kids and I made it through the week alive and doing well, so a pretty homemade plumeria lei and wild Hawaiian hibiscus to celebrate, ya?!🌺 HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY🙌🏼🌸✨🤙🏽
(Favorite dainty gold rings by @jamesmichelle)
“I believe that this way of living, this focus on the present, the daily, the tangible, this intense concentration not on the news headlines but on the flowers growing in your own garden, the children growing in your own home, this way of living has the potential to open up the heavens, to yield a glittering handful of diamonds where a second ago there was coal. This way of living and noticing and building and crafting can crack through the movie sets and soundtracks that keep us waiting for our own life stories to begin, and set us free to observe the lives we have been creating all along without even realizing it.” - Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life | 📍 Kaʻū Desert Trail, Kaʻū, HI
When you’re a genius and accidentally microwave your favorite Starbucks mug 🙃 yep, it cracked! So I had to take a picture of it because I love this mug and mermaids! Today was an I need coffee AND tea kind of day. My eyes were burning kind of tired. I am very excited for the weekend to get some sleep and enjoy time with friends and my husband! What are your plans this weekend??
🍃Let me love you a little more before you’re not little anymore.🍃 This little cutie is my youngest son, Brody! He’s energetic, mischievous, and everybody’s best friend. He’s absolutely obsessed with cars and dinosaurs. He loves having pictures taken of him so you guys will definitely see a lot of this little guy!🏎🦖
A few weeks ago I organized the very first brunch event for @galsthatbrunchoahu (I founded the Oahu chapter here in Hawaii and so far it has just been amazing!!)
It basically turned out better than I could have ever imagined!!
I just got all the photos up on the blog so head on over to see more photos of this succelent/cactus themed dessert bar that I made, as well as all the pictures of the lovely ladies that came to brunch with us at @cactuskailua! (Link below and in bio!)
📸cred: @alohafamilyphotography 🌿
Charlie Brown & Snoopy!
My walk down to the beach on a calm morning. A picture of beauty, peacefulness and serenity. A time to reflect.
The photos are up on the blog from our first brunch at @cactuskailua! 🌿
Head on over to the link below or in my bio!
And again, a HUGE Thank You to @alohafamilyphotography for the incredible pictures, and @cactuskailua for the incredible service!
When in Indonesia 🌺
Everyone jus really wants it for insta 📸.. me included 🙄 #babeonamish
Obsessions: graphic tees, wide-brimmed hats, handmade bags, passion fruit, + bossanova 💃🏽😆🤷♀️ - how about you?!?
Maybe the journey isn’t about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place... ✨ #tbt Photo by @christiantenguan
For those of you that missed our absolutely fantastic first brunch at the amazing @cactuskailua, don’t panic!
We will be announcing our next brunch date and location within the week so stay tuned!!
📸cred: @alohafamilyphotography 💙
Humpday, reminiscing about the bump-day...
With Reef turning 2 in two weeks, and Roxy turning 1 in a month I have a confession to make... I am sort of missing being pregnant 🙊 (Don’t tell Nathan 🤣)
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You cannot make someone happy 💥How crazy is that? You can make them smile. You can make them laugh. But happiness is something that starts on the inside and therefore, we can’t give it or force it, we must nurture it first in ourselves so we can help to manifest it within others. Be the reason someone else smiles today ✨
I literally have never even tried a short board but I always volunteer to carry Bryant's over mine because a) makes me look cooler and b) it weighs like 1/3 of what mine weighs and my tiny little arms thank me for it. Also yes I'm carrying it wrong but you can't let the thought of haters keep ya from posting what makes you happy 😂🤷🏼♀️ suit by @ripcurl_women#LifeIsGoodie#hbgoodiepresets
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*Channeling my inner Elizabeth Swann* what's your favorite pirates of the Caribbean moment?! It's my favorite movie of all time, I seriously dreamed of living near the ocean my whole life because of it! 👀✨📸 @abishmrtn#LifeIsGoodie#hbgoodiepresets
Aloha 🌺 Ya’ll this island is single handedly the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen! I wore this pretty little Hawaiian print dress to dinner at Ferraros and it didn’t disappoint (both the dress + the dinner) 😉 We are still struggling with the time change a bit, but off to the pool we go! Happy Saturday! Shop my daily looks by following me in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app @liketoknow.it#liketkit#LTKstyletip
Found the 🌺 emoji in real life! I just saw my swimsuit came out in red this season (immediately adds to cart) 🤗 And I found an almost identical one in hot pink that I’m planning on bringing with me to the Dominican Republic next month... eeekkk! This one will be up on the blog this week, stay tuned. Get the product details for this look and the others I mentioned by following me in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app @liketoknow.it#liketkit#LTKswim#LTKunder100
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Wore this dress out to dinner and got a couple “congratulations” on the way there 🤣 I think people thought we had just gotten married on the beach! Nonetheless, if you’re a bride to be or just have a fun tropical vacation planned, this dress is currently on sale and in stock in all sizes 🙌🏻 To get the product details for this look and others, follow me in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app! @liketoknow.it#liketkit#LTKsalealert
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