Today is National Lipstick Day.  Yay! What is your favorite lipstick brand and color? I love soft pinks and nudes and I-Candy Couture lipsticks as well as Wet n Wild, NYX and Revlon are amongst my favorite lipstick brands.  In honor of this awesome day, I-Candy Couture is having a little mini giveaway.  To enter - simply head on over to my Facebook Page ( and  check out the post that is pinned to the top below our profile picture.  Read it and answer the question.  The winner will be randomly drawn tomorrow and will receive a 3 gram jar of their choice of lipstick color.  :)
If there are two things I can say I absolutely love... it's Cookies and Ice Cream.  This is the perfect way to have both.  Make your yummy Cookie Bowl and stuff it with your favorite ice cream and toppings and enjoy the wonderful cool treat.  If you try this out - I would love to see it... so be sure to post a comment or send me a link to the pictures.

Ingredients:Makes:12 bowls.


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray the outside of each bowl cavity of Ice Cream Cookie Bowl Pan with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2
In medium bowl, combine flour and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition.

Step 3
Roll out dough on generously-floured surface to 1/8 in. thickness. Cut 4-1/2 in. circles from dough.. Drape one circle over each bowl cavity of pan, pressing to form smooth surface.

Step 4
Bake 11-13 minutes or until cookie cups are firm and golden brown. Cool on pan on cooling rack 10 minutes. Loosen bottom edges of cookies from pan using small spatula. Carefully remove cups from pan and cool completely. Wash, dry and spray pan; repeat with remaining dough.

This recipe was borrowed from Wilton's: does not own rights to the Photograph or Recipe.  Credit goes to the website listed above.

Decided I wanted to have a little Candylicious inspiration today... and what better way to display this with bright, girlie and pastel type colors.  
What am I wearing:

I-Candy Couture Candy Love bracelet (turquoise)
I-Candy Couture Candy Love bracelet (cross aurora borealis beaded bracelet)
Alphabet LOVE Bracelet - I-Candy Couture Future Roll out for Candy Love edition
Hot spot Loteria Grill
Fiber-rich jicama is crunchy and refreshing; its texture is similar to an apple's. Sub chef Shaw's salad for classic Waldorf at your next picnic. No mayo means less fat, while chile powder and cheese add major flavor.

Serves 4
  • 1 medium jicama (1 1/2–2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder (or 1 1/2 teaspoons ancho chile powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 25 fresh mint leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons queso añejo (or feta or goat cheese)

  1. Combine jicama and oil in a bowl and toss well. Add lime juice, chile powder and salt. Toss to coat. Divide salad among 4 small bowls, then sprinkle each with 1/4 of mint and cheese right before serving.

THE SKINNY111 calories per serving, 5 g fat (1.5 g saturated), 16.2 g carbs, 8.5 g fiber, 3.4 g protein

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I can't really express much on how I feel about this subject because after reading all about Wicca just 48 hours before she was put to her death, I couldn't help but just cry and feel emotion for her and her owner.  As a pit bull owner myself... I know all too well the stereotyping that can be done towards this breed.  While I do know of some of the incidents and other happenings that have occurred in the past with Pit bulls, as a pet owner, I also know that each pet reacts due to their surroundings and in defense.

I contemplated for a few days to even discuss this in complete detail - knowing the controversy that surrounds this very subject... but I also know that the animal itself cannot speak in defense of themselves and therefore require and need their owners and advocates to speak the truth.  As someone who has been raised among many breeds of dogs and who has owned many as well - I know that Pit bulls have received a bad rep because of the way it is perceived: Vicious, dangerous, lock jaw, and deadly are among the words that are often heard when talking about a pit bull.  

I often get asked... "Why haven't you cut your dogs ears and tail?" And my response - mainly because it allows him to live a little easier without people judging him for the type of breed he is - but by his personality.  I do understand so many pit bulls get judged so poorly, mainly because they have owners or breeders or worst that have treated them so poorly or trained/raised them so badly that they react to things that most dogs do not learn.  But why judge all of them because of their breed?  This is a huge controversy that has really weighed heavily on my heart.  
After reading about Wicca and then hearing about her death this morning... I cried for what seemed like hours, mourning a dog that I have never met before and feeling the pain of an owner I have only read about.  But, my heart is heavy because as an owner of a pit bull - I know that my dog's life could end so abruptly with the same untimely death should anything like this happen in our family.  People need to understand that a dog (any breed of dog) is born to defend themselves because THAT IS THE ONLY VOICE THAT THEY HAVE.  If there were other breeds with the same faith, would it even have gotten to the point that death would be the only option?  

The picture above displays my dog named Koa.  Koa is an American Red Nose Pit bull.  He is 13 years old and my husband and I have had him since he was a 3 week old puppy.  As with any child - we nursed him when he was sick and cared for him as we would our own children.  He is a part of our family and one of our children.  This photo was taken less than a month ago.  Our 3 children have been raised with him since we brought each of them home from the hospital and he has never shown any aggression towards any of them.  Our neighbors stop by and feed him, they pet him and talk story with him as if he were a chocolate lab.  But Koa acts this way because of how he was raised and trained.  Yes, he is a big dog and he will run after any treat or ball - but it's because he wants to play.  But again, I stress... it is because we raised him that way.  Now - if anyone would attack him or show him any sign of defense or harm, I am certain he would react to it like ANY OTHER ANIMAL or even Human being if threatened in any way or feeling as if threatened.  

I know I'm rambling - but I wish that people would stop and think about what they are doing when they are judging an animal because of his breed.  We work so hard in this World to stop bullying and stop all the prejudice injustice only to allow similar actions in the animal world.  That sounds hypocritical to me, don't you think?

I linked below an article that I read that detailed a little after Wicca was put to death.  I wanted to share this link and this story with all of you.  While I know I rambled and went on and on, my goal and hope was to bring awareness.  While I know that I cannot change the mindset of everyone, or those that have been hurt by a dog that was ill-trained, I hope that some type of awareness being made can make a difference.  Remember... if you are a dog owner - you are ultimately the person that grooms and sets the precedence of your animals life.  You are the one that gives your dog a voice.  If you train your animal to attack (for what reason, I don't know) - you are taking what little voice he has and flushing it away.  Would you do that to your child? Same goes for those who say: "Sentence all Pit Bulls to be euthanized" because of what you think the entire breed will do or how vicious you think EVERY Pit Bull is.  Would you want a child put to death because of the color of their skin, or the nationality that they were born with?  While it may seem completely different - it is all but the same... just different names and faces!  

Let me start off by saying... whew... The Weekend is Here! This week has been challenging to say the least... both physically and emotionally draining - but nonetheless, I digress and move forward.  Hot weather has certainly added to the strain - but still, I'm pretty amazed at how quickly the week went on and I'm never sad of the ventures that await in the near future.

I did find the time to make my homemade Kalua Pork (a hawaiian delicacy) and Spicy Ahi Poke for the Family on Wednesday. That was definitely a nice treat and we surely enjoyed getting in our hawaiian grinds.  I'm excited because I also filmed a tutorial on how I make both of them... so you will see those uploaded to my YouTube channel soon.

While this week has been pretty exhausting... of course, we never miss out on a few goofball moments... The twins had been on a "hat" rampage all week, finding items that they could put on their heads and pose for the camera... while my eldest son Ka'eo (Kevin) enjoyed his last few days of lounging before he is off to school on Monday.  

While our weekend will surely be pretty busy... prepping for the first day of school - I know that we will find some way to make a funny or goofball moment out of it.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
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xoxo Honey
While it hasn't been a particularly hot summer (thank goodness), it has still been on the warm side.  I decided to sport some denim shorts on this day while out and about running errands and doing some grocery shopping.  It was a casual dress type of day... but I wanted to make sure I was still a little dressed up.  Sometimes being a mom who runs my business from home... the need for dressing up does not happen often and this was my opportunity to add a little swagger to my outfit.

What I wore...
Top - Forever 21 Plus
Denim Shorts - Torrid
Handbag - Coach
Arm Candy Accessories - I-Candy Couture and Forever 21
Earrings - I-Candy Couture
Footwear (flipflops) - Old Navy
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Arm Candy / stacking bracelets has been all the trend the last year.  From sparkly bling to beads and bfrend bracelets... these pieces have been gracing the scenes of every type of social network, magazines and so much more.  I have been sharing my Arm Candy on instagram the last couple of months... and wanted to share them with all of you. ;) Most  of the arm candy pieces you see have been made by me... and sold at - a piece or two have been purchased from various boutiques.
I have been loving gold lately - especially for bracelets.  
It is such a great color for summer and can be used well into the Fall/Winter months.
Love me some Hello Kitty. ;)
Gold and pink is such a great combination together.
I love pink arm candy... paired with Hello Kitty... priceless!

Hope you guys enjoyed my arm candy that I've been sporting the last couple of weeks. 
I promise that I will be posting more of these in the future. ;)

2 Styles for $39.99 - Awesome!
I just seen this post on DulceCandy's Facebook Page and thought I just had to share it.  This is the perfect summer treat for anyone - but especially an awesome and healthy treat for the kiddos. Add and replace with your favorite fruits to make this your very own recipe tailored to your own sweet tooth cravings.  Have this wonderful treat on those hot summer days.

xo ~Enjoy!

Watermelon Whole Fruit Popsicles
3 cups watermelon puree (about 1/4 to 1/2 a watermelon)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 peach or nectarine, diced small
handful fresh cherries, pitted and chopped

Cut the watermelon into chunks and then puree it in a blender until smooth. Set aside.

Set out about 1 dozen popsicle molds (amount needed will vary depending on size of molds). Fill each one with the chopped fresh fruit. Then pour in the watermelon puree until each mold is full to the top. Place a popsicle stick into each one. Place into your freezer and freeze for about 6 to 8 hours. 
Everyone loves Freebies... especially when they include more than just a swatch sample.  There are so many out there that I decided it would be pretty cool that I share them with all of you. Each week (if I have samples or freebies that came in the mail) that I would share with my YouTubers and Bloggers about the fun stuff I got.  This last week - OMG, some awesome things came in the mail.  If you have a Facebook Profile, you may qualify for free Facebook Timeline Cards from  That is super awesome - because I have been a Moo customer for years with my Photography website and love their quality. I was able to take my cover photo and get 50 Free Cards.
Also - I was lucky to get my 2nd Target Summer Beauty Bag. It was filled with some cool things and a cute little damask print makeup bag. Fun fun fun stuff.  Check out the video below to see what else came in the mail.
What's in my Purse videos are probably one of my favorites to watch so I truly enjoy filming them.  I used to do an updated one once a month - but life has definitely kept me busy.  Whatever is included in my purse changes seasonally - so you could call this my Summer Purse... while my purse always changes according to what's comfortable to use and wear.  As winter approaches - my purse will be stuffed with a ton of new stuff. lol
I was asked several times to do this video and then was reminded about it after Ricanborn2plz69 did her video.  That's my friend Momo. ;) Since we just came back from our little family staycation - I had my travel makeup bag packed up and figured this was the ideal time to share it with all of you - before I unpacked, cleaned and put everything away :) 

This was my contest entry to Ricanborn2plz69's 4th of July Makeup Contest as well as my Captain America inspired look for I-Candy Couture.  Look below the photo for the complete list of products used.
Primer – I-Candy Fix Primer
Base – NYX White Eye Shadow Base
Brows – The Seductress Mineral Eye Shadow from ICC
Eye Shadow colors – America’s Captain, The Seductress, and New Moon
Eye Liner – ELF Liquid Liner
Lashes – EBay Lashes
Lips – Avon blue liner in Midnight blue, Secret Kisses Lipstick in Sky and Foil
Glitter for the star – Starry Night Glitter from ICC and Silver Glitter liner from Avon 
On our 2nd night out during our Staycation - we went out to a Italian Style Steak House called Pulehu, located at the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas - just about a mile from our resort the Westin Maui.  It's the sister resort of where we stayed as well as the Timeshare resort.  I wanted to dress casually but with a little flare this time... so I decided to go basic and comfortable with a fedora to add a little swagger to my look.
The makeup I am using is really easy, simple and wearable.  I am rocking colors from my Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette and on my lips I'm using Pink Pout by Revlon and Tea Rose by NYX.  My earrings are from I-Candy Couture and are the Tray D. Twisted Woven Hoops.

My striped tank is from Old Navy.  My jeans are another pair from Just My Size and my flip flops are from Old Navy as well.  My handbag is the Guess Satchel which I've had for about a year now.  Besides my earrings, I am not using any other jewelry with exception to my wedding rings.
I love Fun and Swagger type outfits. Who says that a casual outfit can't be fabul
My family and I went on a little Staycation this past weekend and boy was it fun.  We spent time at the pool, enjoying the sun and most importantly - enjoying time with each other.  On the first evening we went out to dinner at a Tepan-yaki restaurant called Tepan-Yaki Dan.  It is located at the Sheraton Maui Resort, the sister resort to the Westin Maui which is where we stayed.  I wanted to be dressed comfortable and this was the perfect choice.

My Top is a white see-through peasant top that my mom bought me a while ago as a gift.
My camisole beneath it is a dark green, almost black camisole that I purchased several years ago from Jeans Warehouse.
My jeans are from Walmart's plus-sized section (Just My Size)
My Watch and candy love (hello berry inspired) bracelets can all be found at I-Candy Couture.
My necklace is from Palm Beach Jewelry.
My Cupcake earrings used to be sold by I-Candy Couture, but we do not have them in stock any longer.
My flip flops are from Old Navy. 

Watch my video attached to go through my entire outfit.
It's been a long time since I've filmed an outfit of the day/night because the long mirror I had broke, so it made it pretty difficult to film - but I will definitely try to film or take pictures and post more of these in the future.