Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sleepy Wrap

This past week I was super busy, but I was able to try out my Sleepy Wrap:
Honestly, I thought people who bought these were weird, but now they've risen to COOL status because I've joined the baby carrier group with my own green Sleepy Wrap. haha.
My sister wanted to try it out, so in the middle of the grocery store, I was helping her wrap Mahie, and people were staring like crazy. Well I wouldve too, since at first it looks like the longest scarf in the world.
Two thumbs up, COMFORT APPROVED! Mummy definitely LIKES.....seriously, it feels like you're not even carrying your baby. The weight is distributed evenly, so you don't feel any pull on your back or shoulders. You also don't have to hold your baby, the wrap does it all. Hands are totally free to clean, shop, hit a home run...totally kidding, but you get the idea. 
Why not get the Moby Wrap? I just saw that there were far more better reviews with this than the Moby. This wrap has better quality fabric and is more comfortable for baby and Mom. (They also have an organic fabric line of wraps) It goes for about $45, but there are a lot of promo codes you can find online. I did :)
Maybe for Halloween I'll dress up as a Mama Kangaroo & wear this, haha, Mahie can be my baby Roo. And James can be....the candy bag holder :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Full Time Working Mummy/Student

Back to Mornings as a student and Evenings as an employee
but this time around as a 'Mummy'
Can I just say that I'm not happy about being back in school
Physical Science 730am-940am
Comm 353 950am-1150am
Already I want to procrastinate
I'm glad I graduate this coming April
To lift my spirits I painted my nails a minty green/light blue

oh & picked up these lovelies

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cooling Mist

My little family & I spent the day at the beach, all day in that blazing sun. Usually I hate sunblocks/sunscreens because most of them smell weird or I feel so gross after covering myself. However no one likes getting burnt and dealing with peeled the solution to my SPF problems:
Bath & Body Works True Blue Spa line
At Alamoana, its located near the cash registrars. Anyways, the "Cooling Sunscreen Mist" smells good, feels good & protects good!! Even my husband enjoyed using some.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

August's Cosmo

Look who's back on Cosmo!

I'm such a "Check-Out Counter" Buyer...meaning anything that catches my eye as I'm waiting to be rung up at the cashier, I'll just toss into my magazines. ESPECIALLY if there's a hot celebrity beaming back at me!
 Isn't she just GORGEOUS?
I enjoy reading about makeup, fashion, hair and even home decorating tips.
I realized just how many magazines I had stocking up when my sister needed some for a bridal shower game. I think every girl there could've had their own magazine to look at hahaha. It was hard seeing the guests rip them apart for the game, but new issues come out monthly so I got over it. Plus it was funny seeing true magazine addicts like myself READING/LOOKING THROUGH the magazine instead of playing the game.

Monday, July 18, 2011


My 1st Birchbox arrived!
What is Birchbox?
Each month you receive 4-5 samples from skincare, to makeup, to even beauty tools. 

"Birchbox is designed to be a smart, streamlined, and fun way to try and buy high-end beauty products. We sort through the clutter to send you only what works and what’s worth the splurge. We created Birchbox because, like you, we love beauty but we don’t want to have to work too hard for it"
*Past samples included:

I know right?! Nars Illuminator!

1. Nuxe (multi-usage dry oil)
2. Zoya Nail Polish in Pandora (pretty nudes)
3. Redken Shine Flash, 2.1 oz can
4. Purity Made Simple facial cleanser, sample size
5. Kind Almond & Apricot bar

Pro: You recieve goodies every month!
Con: Some samples can suck! lol

Sunday, July 17, 2011


My house has been hit with its annual case of THE COMMON COLD
So I've stocked up on these anti-bacterial lovelies:
Bath & Body Works
Anti-Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps
4 for $15
Hopefully I picked some good scents since my nose is so stuffy I couldn't sniff test lol! I think I cleared a whole corner in the store from sneezing!
Yes, I'm a Germ Freek....but you're probably wondering 'Well how did you get sick?'....that's where my husband comes in & he knows I blame him :) Since having our daughter keeping my hands clean and WHOever touches her is a must must must. My husband and I have obtained very chapped hands from all the washing/sanitizing done over this weekend!

Accessories of a GERM-O-FREAKY Mom:

Kiana (my brother's girlfriend whom I adore) bought Mahie this cute PRETTY iridescent/white studded bear key-chain. Which are a big rave in Japan & now in Vegas. I love it so much because it's just so sparkly, girly, and and and PRETTY!!!! The picture does not do it justice. Anyways I thought to hang:
1) Bath & Body Works Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer
scent: "One Hot Mom"
It's pretty strong, not like old-lady-perfume-strong, but enough where you don't have to spritz yourself with your own perfume.
They made specialty holiday items on Mother's Day

2) Arm & Hammer Diaper Trash Bags by Munchkin
I got mine in lavender & they do smell good, haha. They've saved me in some situations where a trash can wasn't in sight, or I didn't want to dump Mahie's diaper at a friends. You just tie up the diaper in one of these & it erases/prevents all stinky-ness or MESS from happening until you dispose!


3) Anti-Bacterial Hand Wipes
I stock up on these from Target's travel section, even the Clorox ones when you wanna wipe down where you change your baby.

4) Disposable Diaper Changing Pads
Some time's when you can "hear" that baby's business will be just TOO MUCH to look forward to, these come in handy because you just toss them right after. Instead of it getting on your personal changing pad & then getting stuck with wiping it down or leaving it dirty in your bag, yuck! They come pretty cheap in large packs at BabiesRUs

5) Travel Size Baby Toiletry Pack
thanks from my baby shower diaper cakes

*Remember Germ-o-Freaky Mommies to keep an extra change of clothes for baby & YOU!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stripes Quilt

First Quilting Project I WANT to tackle:
Beginner's Basic Stripes Pattern
via "Diary of a Quilter"
Got all my tools, so excited to start hunting for fabric.
Wish me Luck!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Reads

First book of the Summer accomplished in 4 days!
It's a novel based on a local WEALTHY hapa-haole of the last/few modern hawaiian families related directly to old hawaiian ali'i (royalty). Not really gonna go into what it's about, since that may ruin potential readers, however I thought it was okay. Well maybe because I read the title, and was told by my Dad that the characters (of course names are changed) are direct descendants of ali'i, that it would talk about these families in today's hawaii. But no. The story was actually pretty sad and unfortunate, okay maybe a little interesting since I got hooked and couldn't wait until Mahie fell asleep. A few twists here & there. Now onto another interesting read...any suggestions out there? I'll read anything, even if I'm bored by the third page, I'll still complete it all :)

p.s. they're making a movie based on the book, & george clooney is playing the hawaiian (well hapa-haole) dad, hahaha cool.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

1st "Big Eyes, Little Wallet" Post

The title of this post explains it all
"BIG eyes, LITTLE wallet"

Things I'm WANTING (if only!) at the moment, however my funds need/have gone to other more important things (diapers, wipes, etc...) So I guess these little *Wishful posts make me feel one step closer to my purchase dreams, haha, so here's the first:

Sigma's NEW makeup Palette's
Currently drooling over the Bare (middle) and Flare (right) collections
-even though I have so many nudes & purple shadows!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Latest & Greatest

So here are a few of my past INDULGENCES
(that no one but my poor husband had to listen to)

NARS Limited Edition Blush/Bronzer Trio
Saw it, Loved it, HAD to get it
Only because I've always heard of people (that's makeup obsessed people like moi), RAVE about each of these powders individually. And here I can save a ton of money buying a trio and get all of NARS' famous shades!
*Blush in ORGASM
*Highlighter in ALBATROSS
*Bronzer in LAGUNA
(visit your nearest sephora asap)

NYX Cosmetics

Walgreen's Kaneohe opened up a NYX section! Small but still worth the visit.
I got some pretty shades in pinks & nudes
They smell really pretty & don't leave your lips sticky, blah!


Brother Sewing Machine
(I know right, what?)

So I'm zippin' through Walmart with one goal in mind: HUGGIES DIAPERS!
Hello, that didn't happen!
Ran into my good friend Katie, showed her Mahie, played with her chubby nephew, said aloha, walked past some pretty fabric, looked past & saw the clearance rack with this little machine beaming at me! Only $60 bucks, everything else was $90 and above! It even comes with different "faces" to style your machine :) My Mom sews a lot of cute things, I've always played around on it growing up. Now that I've got a lot of time on my hand, I've come across a lot of beginner sewing tutorials & I'm hooked. Can't wait to get sewin...keep ya'll updated!
By the way this was the only "Indulgence" that James was pleased about :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

First ME Post

I made this blog since my husband is now busy at work & I barely get to see any of my who else to dish about things I'm drooling over at the mall or fun places I've visited or sweet deals I've scored: Than my own personal blog! So excited because I'm ALWAYS looking at fun/weird/trendy/creative things online, around my house, down the street, around the island or flippin' through a magazine. I just wanted to keep the family blog about FAMILY and everything else here...

Why "MUMmy"? My husband's from NZ  & I always laugh when I hear him pull the "Mum" and not MOM. Well considering that our future may lead us back to living in NZ or Aus, I may need to get used to the babies fillin' our home with Mumma instead of Momma.