Thursday, October 24, 2013

Throwback Thursday: 5 Years Of Blogging

In honor of this throwback Thursday, I was just thinking how, this month in, October...I started my "peek in our kandee life" blog, FIVE, yes FIVE years ago!
You may not know this but, i actually started this blog a month before I even started my "Beauty Style Blog", then I started aYoutube a few months after that! Crazy huh?!

So in honor of that, I'm posting a blog post I wrote 5 years ago..., look at my little Alani, who was only 3 years old, helping me bake a cake......

OCTOBER 2008...
My lil' chef (Alani) was on "ingredient pouring" duty. I fill, she dumps it in. And to think i used to buy those boxes of "betty crocker" mix. 

This is my trainer, Blakey, who falls fast asleep-on-the-job, as soon as we hit the dirt road. It's crazy bouncy and rocky and it puts him right to sleep. Today he tried to "train me" for some cross-country marathon - he fell asleep, and me not wanting to wake him up, kept running....and running....and running. I ran for 2 hours, up and down hills and returned with a face the shade of ripe strawberries, and it stayed that way for about an hour!
This photo was taken by my "in-house" photography team, AKA my kids, post-running-red-face, and shower, to remove dirt and salt trails from my profuse sweating.

I found this picture of Jordan on a photo shoot, and on my run, when i process all my thoughts, I thought of how i wanted to live in a big ranch house with a slow moving river wandering through it, like the river i ran by. And then I thought of this photo shoot in LA, and how great it was to have lil J-man there, he sat drawing pictures with one of the designers and enchanting them with his gentle, intelligent thoughts. As he drew them pictures, while I put make-up on models and helped "astro-turf" diving boards around the pool, and how wonderful that he got to see all these people working creatively and embracing all the uniqueness and inspiration. They tried hats on him and took this picture with his artwork dangling from his hand, everyone fell in love with him and it was rad to look over and know that all these "artists" were encouraging the artist within him as I painted up some faces. When we had to change locations that day, we rode in one of the designers Range Rovers, and Jordan said that the "roof was really tall inside" ha ha ha, I agreed. And I thought about how I miss living in the middle of the treasures, that only a city can give you, like the art museums, poetry jams where Jordan would steal the show at intermission with his break dancing, and having him along to look for treasures in the piles of vintage goods in the parking lot of Jet Rag...and him admiring all my art friends and them swelling up his inner artist, by encouraging him and praising all his creativity.

Back in the future now, I hope you enjoyed this peek from the beginning of my desire to share the little bits of love, food and mommyhood from our "Kandeeland"....huge huge from back then til now, your always friend, Kandee

*Peek into my other main blog for the throwback thursday of the day over there, CLICK HERE


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