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Imperfect is just perfectly normal to us

9 Mar

I’ve never been “normal”, to say the least.

I’ve also never been able to follow the wake of someone else. I create my own wake.

I’ve learned that it’s a lot more enjoyable to be who you are, even when people may or may not understand.

I get loud. Really loud. Uncomfortably loud at times.

Things come out of my mouth that could possibly make you blush or make you squirm… or even make you pee your pants. That’s just me.

I love being who I am. I love being comfortable with who I am. It reflects to my children to understand that it’s okay to be comfortable with who they are and not who someone wants them to be.

In life, it’s okay to be silly.

It’s okay to want to stick your tongue out at the camera even during a family photo shoot. Nothing in life is perfect. Nothing is a reflection of perfectly still children and perfect little smiles. That’s just not real. It’s not perfection that we strive for, it’s the beauty knowing that imperfect is just perfectly normal to us.


The best teacher

2 Sep

I strongly believe that the greatest teachers in life don’t know they are teaching…

I believe my Uncle Tut was one of those teachers…

  1. Despite what people might think, to be “Hawaiian” doesn’t come from a bloodline – it comes from where your heart is. “It’s what lies in there”
  2. A person who lacks riches doesn’t mean they are poor. Be rich with life, not possessions. Those things fade away
  3. There’s always going to be worry, don’t waste your precious time doing it.


  4. Family, “OHANA” is all around you. Don’t ever feel alone. “Hanai”
  5. Any moment could be a moment you’ll remember for the rest of your life – make each day count.
    “Hawaiian Cinderella”, “What does rain smell like”.
  6. Complaining is weak.
    Thankfulness is strong.
  7. You don’t need millions to enjoy a million dollar view. God has you in Hawaii for a reason. Enjoy its beauty, culture and respect its’ Aina.
  8. You don’t have to have much to be a giver.
Me and my Hawaiian Cinderella

Me and my Hawaiian Cinderella

A new twist on Taco Tuesday

11 Aug

“Ohhhhhh!! My stomach hurts! I have the “Taco Shits” and I didn’t even have Tacos!” – doh! myself.

If you’re going to follow suit and have Taco Tuesday, well you might as well change it up a bit this week! It might make having the “taco shits” a bit more “worth it”. Here’s my twist on your normal taco, Taco Cupcakes:

Click HERE to get my recipe!

taco cupcakes


They are THE SHIT!!!!!


……. yes, pun intended.

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