Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2014 will be AWESOME!

 2014! Your best year yet!

It's New Year's Eve! Time for Resolutions!

Ha! No resolutions here, instead I am just going to post my goals for this year. Yeah that might sound like the same thing but for some reason I achieve goals but always fail at resolutions, so Goals it is!

Goal One

Lose twenty pounds by Kyra's first birthday. That is roughly the baby weight that I put on when I got pregnant and I have yet to lose it. So my first goal is to lose the baby weight and then start working on the additional weight I would like to lose after. However first thing is first so first we will lose the baby weight!

Goal Two

Stop biting my nails! I have bitten my nails since I was little and I am OVER IT. I hate that they are bitten down to the nubs. Usually this is a reaction to stress or to the fact that I cannot stand if there is a chip in my nail or they are uneven so I will gnaw at them until there is nothing left. I am tired of it. I love nail polish but is is hard to polish nubs! So no more biting!

Goal Three

Get our finances and budget in order. Since I am no longer working we are living on a very small income. It is taking all that we have to keep things working and budgeting is now necessary and not just something that I will wishfully pin on Pinterest. I am going to get a working budget and make our lifestyle work....otherwise this Mama will be heading back to work and the thought of doing that and leaving Kyra makes me want to cry...

Goal Four

Purge! I have WAY too much stuff and it is time to really get rid of things. I do not need the notes from my Western Civ class. I do not need clothes from the seventh grade. I NEED TO LET GO! The big thing is...Kyra needs more room for her stuff and she deserves the room! I do not need all this junk!

Goal Five 

Remember to take care of myself. Stop feeling guilty about going for an hour workout. Stop feeling bad about wanting to take the time to do my hair and nails and makeup. Try each day to make myself a better person by taking time for myself. It makes me happy and when Mama is happy, everyone is happy! It will I think make me a better mother and wife and Bobby and Kyra deserve the very best!

So there are my goals for the year! I will be posting about all these topics this year and hopefully my little blog will get more attention in the next year than it did in this one (From me!)

Big hugs to you all. Be kind to one another (stole that from Ellen but I LOVE IT)

Cheers to a New Year and a New Chance!
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Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Cheers and Tears

It's New Year's Eve Eve everyone!

Miss Kyra is asleep so I have just about a half hour to get a post up and try to tidy my house up so this will be quick but hopefully meaningful!

2013....Thank you. Thank you so much. This past year has been a year of ups and downs and miracles and wonderfulness. I cannot express my gratitude for this past year, but I can make a list!


1) We lost our friend Steve this year. It was sudden and heartbreaking. He will be missed so much. We love you Steve!

2) We also lost my Great Uncle just a couple weeks ago. This one was less sudden but still very sad. He is in a better place however and with both of his brothers now.


1) My momma was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent treatment and now is cancer free! Every day I count my blessings for that. Have you ever seen the Family Stone? My mom is the family stone. She is our rock. She is the little voice inside me when I make big decisions. She's some kind of wonderful!

2) My husband and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary. It is hard to believe how fast that year went but sure enough on May 12 we celebrated one year as husband and wife! We also celebrated being together for ten years! We still love one another so much and I am so very lucky.

3) Ten years since high school. WOW.

4) In 2013 I started to really figure out who I am and what I want out of life. I hope to do more of this in the 2014!

5) My biggest cheer. My biggest joy. I gave birth to a perfect baby girl on June 5th. Kyra Nicole Uilani you are the reason I was put on this Earth, of that I am sure. Your smile makes my heart full. I cannot believe how amazing you are or how much being a mom would mean to me. You are my life baby girl. Always.

So there is my Cheers and Tears for 2013. Thankfully far less Tears than Cheers this year than last! Tomorrow be on the lookout for my Goals for 2014 (not resolutions, I suck at resolutions...So instead they are GOALS!) and then it will be 2014! Officially Day One (again) !
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Mele Kalikimaka!

Good Morning!

Well it is December 23rd and I am happy to report that I have found my Christmas Spirit once again. After Friday's post I decided that I needed an infusion of good will and merriment. So after binging on happy Christmas movies and wrapping all my presents, I finally felt like my old self again!

I cannot WAIT to give out presents tomorrow! I know some people are going to be super excited!

Also tomorrow is my birthday so there is that....

Yep, birthday number 29.

Next year will be the big 3-0.

No sweat, I never worry about getting older. I'm like a fine wine baby! Plus I've had a lot of fun in my twenties, I'm all set to make the thirties just as, if not more, awesome!

I do have some big plans for next year, but that is a post for next week with New Years!

So for Christmas Eve we will be spending it with my family first doing birthday stuff for a few moments and then diving into the awesome of Christmas.

My baby's first Christmas! She is going to be spoiled. I will do a post on what she got for Christmas because it is going to be epic. You will probably feel so bad for this little unloved angel....NOT!

Well I don't want to draw this post out, I just wanted to wish everyone a very Mele Kalikimaka! (Merry Christmas) I will be back and posting on the 26th, but until then, enjoy the moment and be excellent to one another!

*Side note- I saw this commercial on YouTube when I was watching my beauty vlogs and I have to say it is my favorite commercial of the year! ADORABLE.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Crazy

Today I am going to share a little story with you about how the holidays have clearly made me insane.

Let's just dive right in shall we?

It's Wednesday afternoon and my husband has come home early from work so that we can get the last of the gifts we need for Christmas. We load up Kyra and head out into the oh so wonderful world of retail. Right off I know this trip isn't going to be a fun one. I am already feeling slightly overwhelmed wondering what to get and my husband is expecting me to take the lead, something I hate.

Let me explain this clearly, I DO NOT LIKE TO BE IN CHARGE. I am indecisive and non confrontational. I don't like to walk around by myself and I LOATHE when he is pushing the cart and makes me walk in front. He says this is so he doesn't lose me because I am short and he can't find me. I calmly explain to him to look for the only Hawaiian girl in flip flops in a Missouri December. I may not like to be in charge but sarcasm is my second language. 

Anyhow we do some shopping and slowly things are beginning to fall apart. Kyra is fussy and I am tired and getting more and more moody as he keeps expecting me to take over.

Finally we are in the craft store and not trying to give stuff away but we are working on some DIY presents for people. However I am having a hard time picturing what I want to do. I blame Pinterest for setting the bar too high and blame fate for not giving me the artistic gene that EVERYONE in my family has. Anyhow I have a full on MELTDOWN.

Here is a sample of the run on sentence that was my meltdown: We don't have enough time for this, that is not how I pictured it, I don't know what to do my idea isn't working, I have no talent, why won't you let me do things my way!

See? Meltdown.

However this wasn't to be the only meltdown. Oh no. Then I managed to hit SAVE instead of SCHEDULE on my blog so my posts did not post this week. If that wasn't enough I got no comments on the post that did go up and so I cried. Yep cried.

Oh and then I had a MAJOR panic attack when I could not find my iPad and proceeded to have a panic attack on the phone with both my brothers, my mom, and my husband. I found it, but for fifteen minutes I was full out crazy. Not cute.

I am not sure when this happened to me.....I am happy 99.9% of the time. I am normally a low stress person with happy thoughts, but for some reason this holiday season I have gone off the rails on the crazy train with Ozzy.

So now I am going to go and fix myself a cup of cocoa and try to not think about the fact that not one present is wrapped and that this weekend I am hosting family at my house....cue the crazy!

(card brought to you by FoxyBlunt.com) 

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

All I want for Christmas.....

(Oh my goodness so apparently my posts that are scheduled have not been posting!!! So now I've gone two days without a post because Blogger hates my guts!)


That song always makes me think of Love Actually....

Anyhow today we are linking up (if anyone actually does link up :P ) to share what we want for Christmas! No item is too silly or expensive or ridiculous in this world so come on and share! Here is what I want for Christmas. If I had infinite monies I would buy all of these things for me for Christmas...and my birthday which is the day before Christmas....


1) Benefit Radiant Skin Care Set- OMG I love Benefit but it is so expensive! However in a perfect world I would have this whole set and my face would look amazing...
Benefit Cosmetics
2) Another Benefit Item- Benefit Prime Time---- I had basically ignored all the rave reviews about Pore Professional primer. I basically just ignored them because somewhere deep in my soul I knew that I would fall in love. However I got a sample and yep just as my little heart warned me....I fell head over heels in love with it. Smooth texture, definitely improves the look of my pores and I have very large pores on my nose. This makes them look so tiny and my skin so smooth. Ugh I cannot rave about it enough!
Benefit Cosmetics
3) Too Faced Chocolate Solei Bronzer- It smells like chocolate. It is a bronzer. WANT.
 Too Faced
4) Pioneer Woman Holiday Cookbook- um duh, she's the Pioneer Woman! I love her recipes and I really really love her desserts and I am a baker at heart!
5) These adorable owl earrings I saw on Pinterest. TOO CUTE.
6) EOS Lip Balms- I hear amazing things about these and I have really been noticing that I need a primer for my lips before my lipsticks now that the weather is so dry. I never noticed in years prior but since having a baby I feel like my whole body chemistry has changed!

7) Burt's Bees Tips to Toes pack-- I'm not big into resolutions as most of the time I break them or they just feel fake because I know I won't do them, but this year I am hoping to break one bad habit, biting my nails! I hate how ragged my nails look all the time because I bite them! I have all this super cute polish that I don't wear because my nails are just stubby jagged messes!

8)  A Trip Here....

9) Some of these Clothes from Torrid....




10) And Finally....Please Santa!

Hope you all enjoyed and Please feel free to post what you want for Christmas!

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Isn't this supposed to be a blog?!?

Oh my goodness I am not doing well with blogging this month! There has been a lot of life getting in the way of things getting up here but right now Miss Kyra is happily sitting in her high chair eating some cereal and looking out the window so I have a few moments to post up here today!

So what has been going on?

Around here we are trying to get Christmas under way. Lots of shopping these past few days and, with the exception of my husband, I am done shopping! I still have boxes of Christmas stuff hanging out in my hallway that needs to be put away....and I plan on spending most of this afternoon giving my house some TLC. It amazes me that if I take two days off for the weekend the house goes into shock and looks a complete mess....

So what did I spend my weekend doing if not cleaning my house?

1. Catching up on Podcasts

2. Shopping, lots of it, and I LOATHE other shoppers. I just don't get people that wander around with that lost look....I am here to get things and get out people!

3. Watching YouTube videos, most specifically my makeup tutorials and product reviews so I know what to ask for for Christmas!

4. While I was surfing YouTube I came across this little series. Cooking Fast and Fresh with West!

Now I little background on this one. The Dad (Misha Collins) is on the TV show Supernatural for those that do not recognize him. Now I LOVE Supernatural so when I saw that Misha posted this video about shopping and cooking with his little boy I was hooked. Also it is just plain hilarious!  However if you are a neat freak and cannot stand the sight of a mess....well maybe you shouldn't watch this one! Misha displays the patience of a saint! 

 5. And of course I played with Kyra, poor thing wants to crawl around SO BAD. I actually think she might this week...but then again she may just skip crawling and walk like my brothers and I did...

Okay my time is up according to Kyra so I need to wrap this up. Come back tomorrow for my "All I Want for Christmas" post! I welcome everyone to join in and post what they want for Christmas. It can be realistic or not! In fact go crazy and post the things that you would want (and get) if you won the Mega Millions!

Until tomorrow friends! 
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Now we are 6 Months!

Good Morning all,

Today Kyra is six months old.

I can hardly believe that she is six months away from being one year old. The time has gone so fast but it has been so amazing!

Here are Kyra's six month old updates!

1) Still in love with ceiling fans and now equally in love with my parent's faux fireplace heater. She loves the bright colors of the flames. I foresee a lot of telling her "No! Hot!" in the future....

2) She now does great big belly laughs whenever I tickle her, blow on her belly, or hop around for her amusement. She also really likes when I dance around to the song "What does the fox say?"

3) Not crawling yet but she can push herself backwards without any trouble! If I put her on the floor a few moments later she will be a foot away....just backward! She gets very frustrated that she hasn't figured out forward movements yet as she really wants to chase the dogs around the house. It won't be long...

4)  She still fits in some of her zero to three month clothes but fits better in three to six month ones. I've been telling everyone to get six to nine months though so she will have lots to wear later on!

5) We got her pictures done but I haven't posted any because I was saving them for Christmas, but now that I have sent my Christmas cards out I feel like I can post at least one picture here on the blog! However none are going on Facebook until picture delivery has been confirmed by the family!

6) This month is her first Christmas and I cannot wait! I am so excited to watch her enjoy the wrapping paper all her gifts will be wrapped in! All my Christmases will be so much more fun now....it has been so long since we had a little one around at Christmas time!

Here she is! My beautiful girl! (She did not cry at all during portrait time...she is spoiling me, I just know the next kiddo I have in the future will be a terror because seriously how lucky can someone get to have a baby the seriously smiles ALL THE TIME??? I LOVE IT)

P.S. These aren't the Christmas-y photos! I'm not sharing them until later! Hehe!

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Monday, December 2, 2013

It's the most wonderful time....

Hello everyone!

I apologize for the long break but as per usual life comes first. In fact even now I am blogging from my iPad because there is a baby asleep in my lap!

I hope everyone's Thanksgiving was great, I know ours was but we are still in recovery mode over here. Kyra was an angel the whole weekend but now the poor darling is so exhausted! I will have a full recap tomorrow of our weekend!

Can you believe it is December already?!

In just a few days Kyra will be six months old! It is hard to believe that much time has gone by!

We will be working on our holiday decorations this week and finishing up Christmas shopping. I think the most difficult person to buy for is my husband. He is no help either because he says all he wants are hugs. So frustrating! Especially since I love giving gifts.

No joke I LOVE to GIVE gifts.

It is the best feeling when someone opens something from you and they know you put thought into it. Their face lights up and they get excited! It is the best. My brother B always has awesome reactions to gifts. He is a tough one too but I usually find something he really wanted.

My husband is another story. The things I know he really wants are like guns and stuff I would need help getting. Plus I want something surprising but fun for him....ugh it is like this every year as I try to come up with something! He always gets me nice things, and with my birthday being this month he always goes over board and I feel like I didn't do enough! Hopefully something good will come to me!

Well off the search the cyber Monday deals while little Miss sleeps!
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