Tuesday, February 26, 2013

slow glowing dream


im such a sweatshirt girl.

i love to get dressed up and all and i truly am working on that girly thing but really what i wanna do is be in comfy clothes. preferably yoga pants (shhh, they don't know that they have an actual purpose) and a sweatshirt.

i have also been way into scissors and thinking that i am somewhat of a clothing designer. you may remember when i was jersey threadin'? ohhh sounds kinda similar to the jersey turnpike, ya know, the dance. but not. not at all. 

anyway, instead of throwing out a few sweatshirts that shrunk and changed shape somehow (no, it's not me that changed shape, it's the sweatshirts, i swear) i have decided to freshen them up a bit.

not that this is in any way amazing, coz c'mon, its a few cuts but here is one of my old comfy fav's.

the break up was sad. i pushed him away, threw him to the back of my closet but this day, this day i gave him a lil wash, a lil cut and we are back baby!!!



i am loving my blue hex nut bracelet that i made awhile back




isn't it weird how thin stripes do that thing to your eye 
and get all cray-zay?!





not like i needed to show you pics of cutting off the bands but ya know, its all about the visuals people! 

just imagine flashdance music playing in the background. makes ya wanna dump a bucket of water on your body right? kinda? huh? no? 
yeah, me neither...

*if you're a product of the 70's or 80's then you get the title, if you're not then i have just aged myself tremendously

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r.i.p. marshmallow and oreo



some of you may have seen photos and have met our backyard bunnies marshmallow and oreo.
marshmallow, the sweet but shy male was saved and brought to our home about 9 years ago and had been jumping around and living happily in our backyard ever since.

marshmallow with his favorite treat, blueberries.

taking a little afternoon nap

oreo was brought to us about 5 or 6 years ago when a friend found her hopping around
 her front yard and couldn't find her family.
we were in maui at the time and got the call asking if we could take her.
so oreo was put in our backyard to meet marshmallow.

oreo's favorite treat in this whole wide world

she was pretty fond of my basil too

by the time we arrived home marshmallow and oreo were a couple.
no doubt.
they had a love that i had never personally witnessed animals having.
rabbits bond for life and there was no separating these two.

sadly last week they had both passed away within a day or two of each other. it was shocking and sad. i was unable to tell my littlest little until the end of her soccer tournament this week-end.
marshmallow and oreo basically belonged to her and she was very attached to them. most summer days you could find her with one or both bunnies in the hammock swinging with them and feeding them their favorite treats.

it was so difficult to tell her.
all week-end long i had a small knot in my stomach knowing i would soon be breaking her little heart. i just didn't want to see the change on her face and the sadness in her eyes but i knew i didn't want it to come from anyone else but me.
we spoke about how we gave marshmallow and oreo so much and how much longer and fuller they lived because of our home and our love. we decided we needed to continue to care for bunnies and give them a forever home the same we did for marsh and oreo.

after looking at and holding almost 100 bunnies or more we found our bunnies.

meet duke and twiggy.





my little sharing a quiet moment bonding with duke.


i know she felt all sorts of sadness mixed in with her new quickly forming love for
duke and twiggy. i know some say to wait before replacing a pet and some say do it right
away. we decided to listen to our hearts and knowing that there were babies out there
that needed us made it a very easy decision.









Monday, February 25, 2013

that little has some awesome hair!



my littlest little has the prettiest hair ever. sadly she doesn't realize it yet.

it really is the prettiest bright blonde with natural curls that have so much body and bounce.
she always wants it straight.
straight? who wants straight hair? i guess girls with curly hair want straight hair...

she is learning fast that the brush is not her friend, especially when her hair is dry.
the blow dryer ain't really no pal either.

her hair always looks best when it air dries in a bun and then gets let down naturally.
however, sometimes that brush will whisper sweet nothings to her. sadly she will hang out with the brush and soon the curls get a bit frizzy and then ya gotta avert the crisis at hand.


here is how we chalked her hair and gave her curls a bit more definition.

have you seen this chalk tool?
it looks like a flat iron but it has chalk plates and is just like using one too. supa' easy!





after chalking random pieces in purple and pink i pulled the front pieces back so i could get more underneath.



this curling iron is my favorite. your hair naturally thins towards the bottom so the curl should get smaller at the bottom too right?
it leaves the bigger curl and the volume towards the top of the head making a much prettier and natural curl.




almost done.
her hair is great because many of the pieces already have natural definition so i don't have to curl every strand.



the girls got mermaid hair.
fun color with no damage.







Friday, February 22, 2013

3 dolla make ya holla!


meet traylor.
traylor was short 3 bucks for something and needed to borrow it real quick.

it just so happened that this was during our 2 o'clock dance hour. well, more like dance moment, we never last a full hour which will be clear and obvious once you view this special aloha Friday video.

so what does one do? reach in her pocket and hand over three dolla's?
oh, no.
not with young mc's "bust a move" playing in the background.
dancing for dolla's!

go traylor go!

*apology in advance for my laughing, it's a bit hideous sounding but i really could not catch my breath at certain moments.



ya know, not that i make my friends, co-workers or anyone else work for a few dolla's but c'mon, when i have a clear and easy excuse to have a dance moment, oh, you can bet it's gonna happen! 


happy aloha friday my friends! 
wish us luck as the littlest little has a soccer tourney this week-end and we need to win (no really, it's a necessity!!) 
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

the girl and the skirt



i'm a lover of stripes, black and white, and most things girly.
oh, that girly part, well, i'm always working on that.

when i saw this twiggy umbrella skirt on tailor and stylist i 
had a full on swoon moment.
i can wait while you have yours too....
okay, got control of yourself yet?

when it arrived at my house it was held up to the heavens and pranced around the house to show everyone my new cutest thread treasure!
 think lion king.
baby simba, the monkey, the whole holding him up for all to view, gasp and marvel upon.



you could wear this twiggy skirt so many different 
ways, i tried out a few and loved both looks
 i added a red belt so i could wear my converse
(you know how girl feels about her cons)








and then i worked on that whole girly thing...
  





 this last look would be perfect with my sock bun, 
which is how i think i will wear it next.


i love the look that tailor and stylist owns so well.
it has such an air of elegant damsel with a side of edgy sophistication. oh, and they are l.a. based! holla at my people!

because i decided that i really like you all so so much,
 there is a special coupon code for my readers
that you can use for an entire week!
just enter kendrakay10 at checkout to get your savings!

there are so many sweet dresses and accessories and oh please tell me if you get the bootie saddle shoe (it is a fav of mine) or the boyfriend sweater, or the emerald pencil skirt or the audrey dress or.....
sigh, it's all good, go get your swoon on!







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s'more lovin


this totally crept up on me.
the love for anything s'mores that is.
i have no idea when it happened or how someone who 
never had love for marshmallows could fall so hard and so fast.

one of my grandmas favorite treats was just a plain old bag of marshmallows.
somewhere she is sending me marshmallow love and trust me, i am literally eatin it up grams!











some recipes are sorta "meh, whatev", but this one?
this one you try.
like now.


Ingredients

Graham Cracker Layer

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • pinch of salt

Cupcakes

  • 1 pkg. duncan dines devil's food cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 cups marshmallow fluff
  • 2 cans duncan hines frosting creations frosting starter
  • 2 packets duncan hines frosting creations chocolate marshmallow flavor mix
  • 2 tbsp. graham cracker crumbs
  • 24 mini-marshmallows

Baking Instructions

  1. preheat oven to 350°F. place cupcake liners in muffin pans. grease liners.
  2. mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, sugar and salt in small bowl.
  3. Place 3-4 tsp. of the graham cracker mixture in bottom of each cupcake liner. flatten graham crust in liners.
  4. bake for 4-5 minutes until graham cracker layer is golden. let cool.
  5. prepare cake batter as directed on package. scoop cake batter on top of graham cracker crust, filling cupcake liner no more than two-thirds full.
  6. bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcakes comes out clean.
  7. let cupcakes cool for 5 minutes, then turn out of pans to finish cooling.
  8. cut a cone-shaped piece from middle of cupcake. do not cut through graham cracker layer.
  9. put marshmallow fluff in a piping bag or plastic bag with the corner cut off and squeeze fluff into hollow of cupcake.
  10. pour 1 packet of duncan hines frosting creations chocolate marshmallow flavor mix into 1 can of duncan hines frosting creations frosting starter. stir until evenly blended. repeat with second can and packet only if you need it. i say the more frosting the better but you can judge that :).
  11. frost cupcakes with the chocolate marshmallow frosting you just created.
  12. sprinkle tops of cupcakes with extra graham cracker crumbs and garnish with a mini-marshmallow.



Monday, February 18, 2013

harlem shakin pahukoa style

sometimes mondays suck.
sometimes someone shows you a video of their family harlem shakin and twerking and then it doesn't suck so bad anymore....



lemme see your harlem shake




Thursday, February 14, 2013

caught the love bug!



in honor of love day this video will surely show you that sometimes love never dies, even 62 years later.....





happy valentines day to you and your lovahhhh!
go catch the bug!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

what to wear and a lil fat tuesday


today i couldn't decide.
pattern mix with my scarf or go with layering my jewelry?
it's a real dilemma ya know.







with the scarf?
with jewelry?



i went with the scarf.
mainly because after i took this pic i didn't wanna take it off. (psssht! how lazy is that girl in the picture?)
but ya know, leopard and i are real tight so it works for me....


know what time it is was?
mardi gras time!!!!



we got our annual king cake just in time last night!!

parades have been goin' on in new orleans since january 19th. many of the parades were put on hold during the super bowl but actual mardi gras (and the final parade) happened last night!
well, i got home and opened my king cake and something happened that has never happened before. 
we had twins!!!

twins! oh, i'm sure it was a mistake but somehow we all felt like it was some sort of divine intervention (whatever that means) and we were all gonna be really really lucky this year!

see! 2 babies! ohhhhh yeaaaaa!
after hiding the babies in the cake we all had our slice and guess who got one of the baby?


the littlest little. 
every year it is either the middle little or my dad that gets the baby. i remember when we use to try not to get the baby, now they always want the baby to save. i guess they are smart kids coz i'm the one that would have to buy the next king cake either way. (shrug)
see, if you get the baby you buy the next years king cake. 
some say it also signifies good luck over the next year.  
she was so excited to get the baby- it's the little things.
oh and guess what? it's gonna be the little things tomorrow night too coz we gots twins up in here!!! 1 more baby to go!



i just love mardi gras time! oh i so wish i was there to have seen the parade, it was definitely a highlight when we lived in new orleans.
happy hump day y'all!!





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