Friday, June 28, 2013

Swimsuits, Sandwiches and Nap Smiles



 Some days it's just fun to wear your swimsuit all day. And really I should say, it's fun for my kids to wear their swimsuits all day. Because I did not wear my swimsuit all day! ha ha ha
I was trying to edit and write my blogs outside while the kids played in the yard with with some water toys.
And since Ellie really didn't want to get wet after all, the bathing suit above was bathing suit #2.
Then, we had a mini lunch feast, on the kids mini table, because they decided it was too hot to eat outside, and I totally agreed.


After lunch, Ellie went down for her daily nap...and woke up like this:

Some days may seem like they are not full of "events", but they bring more fullness to your heart! Today was one of those days. I love my babies so much. I love listening to them talk, them sharing their little thoughts with me, telling me their ideas and just filling them up with love, confidence and always letting them know that their mama is their biggest fan!

Huge hugs, your virtural bff, Kandee

PS. I'm off to go finish editing my new video for tomorrow!


Thursday, June 27, 2013

7 Of The Coolest Play Tents



What is cooler than having a little hide-away, a little cozy spot to play, read stories, pretend, or maybe even take a nap! I love the idea of play tents, and so I scoured the interweb, for what I thought were the best and coolest!
Here's the 7 COOLEST PLAY TENTS FOR KIDS:

1. Circus Tent from Pink Olive (click here for link)
The circus can come to town or your living room or kids bedroom, everyday! This is just oo cute! It's made of canvas and can collapse easily (says the website), to be put away, although this is so cute I would just leave it up!


 2. The Marakesh Room Tent from Haba- (click here for link)
I love how whimsical and colorful this play tent is. The turquoise tassels and orange mesh netting are just icing on the cake tent!

3. Rocketship Play Tent - The No Place Like Play Home Rocketship from The Land of Nod
Any little guy or gal could spend hours "blasting off" to somewhere in this cute, vintage looking tent!


4. Rose Fairy Play Tent (click here for link)
This is like a fair tent from a cartoon that came to life. The leaf tie backs, the roses "growing" on the tent, this is like a little girls "fairy dream tent"!



5. VW Campervan Bus Play Tent (click here for link)
Modeled after the original 1965 VW Bus, the play tent is classic-cool!


6. Bazoongi Mushroom House Play Tent (click here for link)
Want to pretend you live near a Hobbit, Smurfette, or this would look cute in the backyard with some yard gnomes!

7. The Willow Green Pavilion Play Tent (click here for link)
Is the Luxury, dream play tent. Fit for a queen or princess, this play is whimsical, fancy and I can only imagine the amazement if you attached twinkly light in inside!

How fun would it be to a picnic lunch inside these tents?!?

Huge hugs and wishing I had one of these in my house, your virtual bff, Kandee

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Guilty as Charged...

Yes, I'm guilty of having 2 of these this week. And yes, we are only on Wednesday.
But the S'mores Blizzard from Dairy Queen, is, well, let's just say, I might be mildly addicted to these.

And yes, it is part of anyones, "getting bathing suit" ready routine, I'm sure of it.

I am also guilty of eating quite a few slices of cheese pizza last night. I also burned the roof of my mouth on the fiery pizza, and the roof of my mouth now feels like shredded wheat, that's been shredded again, to make it feel as if the roof of my mouth has threads that need to be trimmed, which I 'm sure is just my burn gum tissue.

What else I'm guilty of yesterday:
*not working out
*not putting any make-up on
*not getting 8 hours of sleep
*not drinking enough water
*not taking my vitamins (I normally always remember at least before bed)
*not wearing an outfit worthy of being photographed in

*tucking all my babies in bed
*telling them all how much I love them
*giggling and cuddling with my little Ellie
*crying, when no was was watching, because I missed my dad
*eating a slice of cheesecake
*falling asleep with the tv on ( I don't know why that bothers me so much, to wake up and the tv is on)
*and I forgot to post this picture of Ellie on our walk in the country from Monday's blog post.

Huge hugs and an awful lot of love, because we all need some extra love, your friend, Kandee

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sometimes I got nothin'.....

Sometimes I've got nothin'. Today is one of those days....while I was busy editing, getting people dresses, washing hands, getting snacks, trying to write my KandeeJ blogpost while helping Ellie play a game, and helping Blake hunt for his missing shoe, and see if Alani found her jacket. I was also trying to do about 10 other things at the same time.

I thought...oh good mission accomplished, I got my blog post done about the top 10 TV Show That Should Are Better Than Most of What's On TV Today. Then I went back to editing my video, and realized I had forgotten all about writing my little post for Kandeeland today.  Well nothing too exciting happened yesterday, except, I edited, cleaned, chased after little people, and then we did get to go to dinner with my Nana who is visiting. But I didn't take any pictures because, #1. I looked like poop, and  #2. my phone didn't have much battery power, so I've got  0+0, for pictures from yesterday.

YEs, don't worry, I just officially fired myself. However, since I see no other candidates to replace me, I might just re-hire myself tomorrow.

From a temporarily fired, Kandee

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Sometimes You Need A Little Country...and Mud Pie:

We headed to one of the oldest towns in Nevada yesterday, Genoa, with my mom and my Nana, who's visiting from our homeland of LA.
It feels like you're inside a postcard.
My precious mama, snuggling with a "getting sleepy" Ellie, yesterday. We headed to the precious town of Genoa with my Nana and my mom. But it was a lot less like summer and more like fall!

I love the smell of fresh pasture grass. It has a sweet smell, that reminds me of when I was a little girl, and we moved from a big city suburb of LA, to our "ranch home" in Nevada. Little did I know, that I would move back to LA, then back to Nevada. Life is funny that way, but something about the smell of that sweet, sumer, grass...well, it's better than perfume to me.


Ellie making a funny face on her "rock chair"


The most adorable antique and treasure store, called Rustic Romance...just begged us to come inside. It' s funny that I used to hate going to look at antiques with my mom and nana, when I was a kid. And now I love it!

How much does this swing, beg you to come sit in it and watch the sunset, with a cold glass of homemade lemonade?


Inside, I saw these beautiful, mercury glass pendant lamps. I don't know if I loved them, or their twig and twinkly lights, that they were hanging from:


We were starving so we headed to get some lunch...and with a sign like: HOWDY PARTNER, it has to be good!

And what was on the radio: Bubba Shot The Jukebox Last Night
You can't get more country than that.

And it was....so good that I had to try their mud pie. I'm a sucker for a good Mud Pie. And this was one of the most amazing, Mud Pies I've ever had:


And then I saw this...
I love you to the moon and back...


and i do...

Huge country hugs from your virtual bff, Kandee


Friday, June 21, 2013

Don't be jealous of the junk in my trunk...

This is how we roll...we roll deep in the strollers.
Yesterday when we went to go do some errands this is how the back of my car looked...
The real-size stroller my mom bought for Ellie.
Ellie's baby doll stroller.
And....
Alani's old baby doll stroller.

After everyone was happily buckled in their carseats, I quickly removed the baby doll strollers or we'd never fit groceries or anything else in the back!

And while we were out and about....the kids requested their favorite, no not any fast food, not even Chuck E. Cheese, they requested P.F. Chang's!

And as you will notice the lighting in their is really red:
A very grainy, and red, Ellie and Blakey.

And this is how I keep them busy while we wait for the food, we play with my iphone camera.

And even after the food arrives, Ellie still wants a picture. Look at her "rice-confetti" all around her plate!


Huge hugs and piles of strollers, your virutal BFF, Kandee

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kandeeland Throwback Thursday

Does anyone remember my Pocahontas Tutorial?! The best part of this was that I was like 8 months pregnant with my little, Ellie when I filmed this! I didn't fit into any of the Pocahontas costumes, so I just had to wear this bathing suit wrap! ha ha ha

You almost wouldn't know I was pregnant if you just saw this picture....

But here.....
look at that pregnant lady! hee hee hee


Happy Throwback Thursday, from your bestie Kandee

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Candy Colored Shoe Cuteness



You guys probably read my post on my kandeej.com blog, on the 6 Candy Colored Shoes To Brighten Up Your Workout, and now you can add some candy-colored fun, think Skittles for you lil' ones feet!

And since it's fun to put your kids in matching things, sometimes...
Ellie had the little infant pair of the New Balance 890v3 and Alani the school age size 890v3 in Dazzling Diva Pink. Have no fear if you have boys, they come in boy friendly colors too!

The best part is the infant/toddler sizes come with an easy on and off velcro tab. These are the fastes, easiest to put on lil' shoes!


The girls love these....and this picture is hilarious...Ellie standing by this Ferrari cracks me up! But she was wearing her "party shoes" and someone even came up and asked if they could take a picture of her in her little shoes and instagram it! ha ha ha Everyone loves fun colored shoes.

Huge hugs and a rainbow of colors, your virtual bestie, Kandee

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Running through airports....


This is how Ellie's moves int he airport....fast! Those little mocassins were moving as fast as they could.
We are now safely back home and I have suitcases to unpack, laundry to wash, and piles of things I need to do.

A huge thank you to Miss USA that had us travel in style....Ellie really liked the Limo ride in her carseat.

And since Ellie has been traveling since she was about 4 months old, she loves to fly. When we were int he car she said, "I wanna go on airplane now..." ha ha ha ha

And her drink of choice when she flies is Apple Juice, as seen here...and some Southwest Airlines pretzels.....

We had a fun time in Las Vegas. Probably one of the best times I've ever had in that city! And when we landed at home, the hot Vegas temperatures made the 70 degrees outside, seem cold! ha ha ha

Off to go edit a new video, do laundry, and clean. I can't decide if I should f post the video of my new haircut, which I thought was going to be just a trim, is much shorter than I thought or my Las Vegas Sephora haul...because I was in need of some make-up essentials!


Huge hugs, bigger than my laundry pile, your bestie Kandee

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Monday, June 17, 2013

My Make-Up Assistant


This is how I put make-up on almost every day...with my littlest make-up assistant near me, climbing on me, or leaning on me. She is the best make-up assistant in the world..hee hee hee

And after a day running around Vegas....she was also my burger and dessert eating-assistant:

And today she has been my blogging assistant... and by assistant I mean, taking my bracelets on and off while I type, climbing on me and asking if she can type too...ha ha ha ha

Huge hugs from me and my assistant, Kandee and Ellie

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dreadlocks and Macaws

Yesterday we had a "reggae-fantastic" lunch at the Rainforest Cafe with my sister Tiffany...
The only things we (and in we I mean, all our little ones) were not sure of was the lighting and thunder storm in the Rainforest Cafe.
If you've never been to a Rainforest Cafe, it's decorated like you're in the Rainforest, therea rea giant gorillas that come to life every few minutes, there are vines, plants, and fake animals everywhere. But every so often the lights get darker and there's flashes of lighting and thunder and it sounds like it's raining. And you can usually hear the sounds of babies crying because it's kinda scary when you're little.
But the food is good. It feels like you're on vacation and then downstairs they sell these awesome "dreadlock hats"! Modeled by Ellie and my niece, Sydney:



Then we got to see a Macaw, and that's about as close as we got to it. Sydney wouldn't even look at it!
 Then I tried not to cry as I said goodbye to my sister. And now I'm typing this from the airport...as we are headed to Las Vegas for Miss USA tomorrow. No, I'm not a contestant...ha ha ha ha

Huge hugs  from the airport, your virtual bestie, Kandee

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Forgot Throwback Thursday so here Flashback Friday!

 I forgot to post a Throwback Thursday post on here yesterday....
so above is Ellie when she was itty bitty......
and here's her, totally covering her face with her panda...

Ok here's one, Ellie o the left and my niece on the right in the blue stripes....

Oh the sleepless nights that I've had....I'm surprised I don't look older than I already do, ha ha ha ha So in conclusion, my hair has gotten lighter and my skin looks paler, and I look like I need sleep! ha ha ha

Huge hugs and so much love, your virtual bestie, Kandee

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

What's App-ening!?!

 As I scrolled through the pics I took today on my phone, I came across these beauties. This is Alani's favorite new app on my phone. It's called PET SALON, and today there were many pet photos added to my photos!

Besides collecting new pet photos, I was packing bags...this was my Ellie on the plane with her Cinderella phone...the only phone that wasn't required to be turned off for take-off and landing. Because it's a pretend phone.

And this is in the lovely green lighting of the airport. Ellie insisted on dragging her  backpack. I'm surprised the bottom isn't dirtier or more ripped up! ha ha ha
 And this is just a glimpse of what I look like going through the airport...pushing a stroller, which is holding Ellie's gigantic carseat, which is also barely holding my computer bag. Good thing no one wanted to ride in the stroller. And me looking all wonky trying to balance and hold onto everything! ha ha ha ha

I thought we were going to miss our flight, but with some speed walking and our expert skills of efficiently and quickly getting through security....we made it with enough time to buy a magazine and some snacks.

I was thinking of doing a video on my KANDEELAND channel of our favorite kid and toddler phone apps. Would that be fun to see?!?

Huge huge hugs and so much love, your bestie Kandee

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