Maui in November.

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(Keanae)

For Thanksgiving, my family takes off to Hawaii each year to spend the holidays in an un-traditional way.  It’s a nice time to rest up and re-charge the batteries before we head into winter time.  Each year we try to see friends and family on the islands and also spend as much time as possible outdoors.  So far this week, with Amanda visiting from Oahu, we’ve spent lots of time in the ocean.  Amanda, Darrin, and I also spent a day cruising the road to Hana.  We didn’t go the entire way but we made some great stops.

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Twin Falls.

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Hawaii sunsets are the best.

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Amanda and I were reunited after a year apart!

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We made sure to do lots of ocean swimming.

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Amanda in her tube.  We bought inter tubes and swam out to get rolled over by the waves.  It was hilarious!  Probably because the waves were very small 🙂

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We decked ourselves out in Flash Tats.

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Went on tons of long walks.

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My attempt at tree pose for the first time all week.

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The ocean blues, it doesn’t get any better.  I’m still on the island for the rest of the week with my family but I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving week.  It’s a time to be thankful for all the blessings in your life and to remind yourself to not take anything or anyone for granted.  Pay it forward this week at random times and be kind.  It’s not everyday we stop and really focus on things we are thankful for.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful For These.

As a sort of tradition, we would like to tell you a few things we are thankful for the day before Thanksgiving. 2013 was the year of all kinds of discoveries, things we certainly couldn’t live without and we’d like to share them with you.

1. Spanx Leggings

spanx leggings(Leggings are always a must in case all of your skinnies are in the dirty laundry or you’ve eaten one too many morning cinnamon rolls and you just don’t feel skinny enough for your skinnies. But Spanx takes it one step further and keeps everything from falling out! Could I get a little extra syrup on those waffles please?)

2. DIY Projects/ Pinterest

nail polish keys

(2013 is the year I finally started using Pinterest, every day. I found this easy DIY project using only nail polish and keys. I’ll never jingle jangle for the wrong key again! DIY projects have saved me from countless weekends with no plans and covered my living room in gold dipped feathers!)

3. Gold Spray Paint

Gold Spray Paint(I have sprayed literally everything I own in gold. Rings, branches, feathers, pumpkins, you name it, I’ve sprayed it. Once I got a little taste of what the gold could do, I couldn’t stop. If you want to spice up the look of practically anything, take it outside and cover it in gold, baby!)

4. Plum Lipstick

lipstick(Plum is the only shade of lipstick that I think looks great on everyone. It brightens your look in an instant and it’s something I am very thankful for on my pasty days!)

What are you thankful for?

We’re taking a mini vacation and see you on Monday! Have a great holiday!

Fool Proof Hangover Kit.

Whether you are a man or a woman, we all fall victim to the occasional hangover. Just last Friday, we had a beer each and woke up with the worst headache. Literally, one beer will do it to it to us sometimes but maybe it is because we aren’t serious drinkers. We gotta work on that. Luckily, we are serious about our hangover remedies and cover-ups, let us share them with you.

(First things first, start with a cup of coffee. These instant ones work just fine, keep one or seven in your kit)

(Pop a headache relief pill IMMEDIATE)

(Now, I am not sure what happened to your shirt but in case you don’t have a spare and are in a rush to get to work- get yourself a Tide-To-Go pen, they work on everything!)

(Bust out the baby oil to get rid of that tattle tale stamp on your wrist. You can never talk your way out of anything if you have a stamp from the night before anywhere on your body)

(Throw on some red lipstick and a pair of sunglasses- you are good to go! No one will ever think you had a beer the night before, you are ready for a hard day of work)

Our hangover kit has been proven to save lives. We don’t know how many but we are positive it has been a lot, so prepare one now, you want to be sure you are ready in case the big one strikes!

To Be Thankful.

With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, we were reminded of the countless things we are thankful for. Our family, friends, health- okay, enough of that crap let’s get to the real things we couldn’t live without.

(Yup, Beer Goggles! You know, when you have a glass or bottle of wine and decide that everything you see in the department store is something you just can’t live without. The next morning you wake up screaming “why did I buy another purple tutu?!” You wouldn’t have bought it sober and that would have been a damn shame, so thank you Beer Goggles, we are grateful for you)

(When Brittany and I were figuring out the details of this post, we originally meant Unexpected Cuties as in hot men we walk by from time to time. But you know what? I can live without a random cute boy siting, but how can I live without this face?! So cute! I could scream. I am. I am screaming right now. SO F@#*ING CUTE! AHHHH! I WANT TO EAT YOUR CUTE LITTLE FACE OFF!!!)

(There is nothing like a morning cup of coffee. Wait, there is nothing like a morning cup of coffee with a heart drawn in the foam. No, that isn’t right. There is nothing like a morning cup of coffee with a heart drawn in the foam handed to you by a super cute barista in a trendy coffee truck. We occasionally treat ourselves to a latte from Reveille Coffee on Pacific St in San Francisco. There is no joke here, their coffee really is made from unicorn tears or something, it is unreal how good it is. Sometimes our morning coffee ends in tears if one of us gets a heart in the foam and the other gets a leaf. A leaf. Who the F@#* wants a leaf?!)

(The Blow Dry Bar is the newest craze in hair beauty since the spiral perm. The best part is that they serve you champagne while you and your friends get your hair blown out. You always imagine leaving the bar looking like the model above. But after a few cocktails, you start looking like…

Hey, you can’t win ’em all!)

(Thank God I decided to put on tights before I walked out the door! I really dodged one major slutbaggy bullet there. I didn’t realize that my dress was the same length as my coat and if I didn’t have these tights on… Well, I would have been walking the streets of San Francisco looking like a flasher on my lunch  break)

We joke around a lot but we are honestly very thankful for our family, friends, health, and countless other things. While there are others who are less fortunate than us, we truly do know how lucky we are to live the lives that we do and wouldn’t trade places with anyone in the world. We hope you feel the exact same! Now, grab a trick fork and start grabbing the leftover stuffing from your brother’s plate when he isn’t looking- it’s THANKSGIVING afterall!