My dad started his company with a hand mixer, a 5 gallon bucket and a wheelbarrow. Erik has turned the front of our house into a mini base yard, and while there are moments (weekly moments) where it drives me crazy; there’s also a wonderful, nostalgic, sentimental feel to it. Sometimes while playing with the kiddo in our home/base yard hybrid I think towards the future and get a sweet little glimpse of us reminiscing and tenderly reflecting back on these times of our yard full of gravel and wood piles... anyways, I am proud of Erik for the courage and hard work it takes to start a business like his from the ground up. ❤️ #partnerforlife#buildingdreams#selfemployed@ruff_cut_hawaii 😘
He is not “mine,” because I could never own him. He is stubborn and steadfast in his ways and his thoughts, and I don’t anticipate that changing anytime soon. Nor am I sure that I would want it to... And at the exact same time he is all mine. I get to eat, breath and love with him each and every day. I get to experience the ways in which he gives himself to me and the kiddo daily in the sweetest and most wonderful of ways. We get to live a whole life together and that is not something I take for granted. It is such a gift. . I know such a pure, sweet, enduring and special kind of love because of you @ruff_cut_hawaii . I love you. Mahalo 😘❤️ #valentinespost#lucky#grateful
Something new seems to click on everyday. Yesterday was the first day this little guy took to the swings. He had tried them before but never cared much for them, and seemed a little distrustful of the whole set up. But yesterday this mama could not get a break from pushing, which was perfectly fine because it was accompanied by the cutest toddler giggles and laughs #favoritesound. It also brought back fond memories of how much I loved the swings as a child and how I would beg my Grandad to take me to Keokea park and to never stop pushing me. ❤️ #toddlerspam#thesepreciousmoments#gazillionphotos
Boys drool. This one more than most. They also get blueberries stuck to their front tooth and look all cute and hillbillyish. They also wake up before 5am, crawl into your bed and perform an acapella concert complete with jumping dance moves. Ahhh little boys! How can you not love them? This one in particular, but I suppose I’m biased ❤️ #mamaneedsextracoffeetoday ☕️ #toddlerspam#faketoddlerselfie
Mu’u blues on this last day of #muumuumonth (Day 31 in Malama Sophisticates). . Mahalo all fellow mu’u supporters for putting up with so many selfies and for joining along in the #muuvement. We will return to our regular programming of the kiddo, nature, the occasional food photo and the continued rambling thoughts throughout it all. 😘❤️
How awkward does it feel to wear this mu’u to my place of work, located in corporate downtown Honolulu? Much less awkward than it did last year, and much much less awkward than it feels to quickly take a full length selfie in the mirror of said corporate downtown building while other business professionals walk on past. .
This one’s label says “Sears Hawaiian Fashion,” and it reminds me so much of the mu’u I had and wore quite often as a little girl in grade school. It brings a little bit of her with me today. I notice a lightness in my steps and a want to skip a little. It also makes me wonder who the lady who wore this back in the day was... what she was like... what made her laugh? what dreams did she hold? how much did she like this mu’umu’u? and where she might be now?. .
#muumuumonday self care. My first hike in almost a year (#angstykneeproblems). It felt so good! Here are 3 pics of me in my happy places. Which are: 1. In @ruff_cut_hawaii ‘s sweet embrace 2. In the mountains & 3. In a mu’u obvi 😉. . Day 28 of #muumuumonth in a Liberty House Naturally Petite mu’u ❤️
Every #muumuumonth I often travel around with a bag full of mu’u just in case anyone feels like joining in on this little #muuvement. It is fun to see and watch the reactions of others trying on and commenting on wearing mu’u. Ranges from uncomfortable and silly to self conscious to gleeful and nostalgic and more... Upon putting hers on, my sister immediately said “ahh this dress matches how I want to feel right now.” . Not to toot my own horn 🎺 but I like that I do this, not only because it brings me joy but also because I love seeing women in mu’umu’u. I mean, just lookie here. How gorgeous do these ladies look rocking these mu’u? Also, it came in handy to have nice loose fitting dresses to allow for seconds, thirds and fourths of such a delicious meal. I especially loved all the ferments (@kimi_swimmy) and the most amazing homemade chocolates (@haaheo). Mahalo ladies for being down to celebrate #muumuumonth with me! Day 27 in an unknown seamstress mu’u. Thank you @cinematowski for the capture!