February 26, 2015

MAUI: Sunset Walks

Hi There!!
I hope your weeks is going great. 
Unfortunately for some of you in my hometown, you're getting hit with a good bit of snow.



I have been enjoying my morning workouts outside in sunny 68 degree weather.
It might just be my favorite part of the day, as well as my evening sunset walks to the beach!



Yesterday I got to spend about an hour and a half on the beach before working. 
It was so gorgeous.


It was the perfect kind of beach day too. The trade winds were blowing, the sun was half way hidden behind the clouds. And there was a crowd on the beach!

So relaxing. 

I honestly do hate talking about it when I know my entire family is at home freezing to death, but hey look at the bright side at least you got out of work and school. so enjoy what you've been given! In all honesty winter is another reason why I really REALLY cant wait to call Hawaii home. so I can just have zero cold!

Thanks for reading!
Bs

February 23, 2015

MAUI: Exploring Paia!

Good Morning Blog Friends!!!
So T O D A Y marks one month left of my amazingly awesome trip to Hawaii.
I know this last month here will fly by so fast and I don't want it to. 
I am however, super excited to get back home, get to work H A R D, and get back here as quick as I can!!!

Yesterday was a day of exploring. 


Have you ever seen such beauty?! Its just everywhere you look!


Faith and I drove to Paia and explored the little town.
I L O V E D every second of it. 
My favorite little shop from this town was 
PROSPECT
Here are a few photos of the shop!





And I jut realized, {naturally} all of my photos of the shop are from the men's section of the store. What can I say?!?! I just love men's fashion <3
The women's section of the shop was super great too!


This spot near Paia Bay was insane! There were so SO many Kitesurfers. Just TONS of them! So that was really awesome to see. I've seen people surfing a lot since I've been here but the amount that I saw yesterday was just way cool!

Faith and I are planning to go back here just to relax one day!
Yesterday we did a whole lot of shopping.
So I will have more photos eventually!


HAPPY MONDAY FRIENDS
Bye now
bB***





February 21, 2015

MAUI: Whales


Good Morning!!
FINALLY its Saturday and Im ready to simply 
R E L A X on the beach!

I swear to you, my skin is more pale than it was before I left Alabama a month ago. 


Earlier this week, I went on a Whale Watch!
It was so much fun. Whales are so adorable and so so interesting.
There way of life is so neat and it was fun learning about them.

I saw big groups of them, probably 10 whales all together. 
There were a few "little" babies. 
sooooo CUTE and so curious.


I also saw two dolphins!


I am so addicted to Island Vintage. Holy Heaven. I love love love it and am going to have serious withdrawals until I get back to island life. 

Today is a BEACH day All All ALLLLL day and I am beyond ready for it. Hoping to get a little bit of a tan and hopefully before I head back to AL you will be able to tell ive been in Hawaii for over two months. I'm not holding my breath on that one.

Well Im off to get ready for the beach!
Bye now
B's


February 19, 2015

MAUI: Future

Morning my wonderful blog friends!
So today is an important day.



Tonight at 11 was supposed to be my flight back to Alabama. Before I ever left Alabama to come to this wonderful paradise, I knew that when this day came, I would have a really hard time with leaving. Deep in me I feel this strong pull to just stay and I kept saying that before I ever even left Alabama. 

So here's where I get honest with you. Two weeks into the trip after talking with Faith & Dan multiple times, my family and my boyfriend, I had made the decision to simply stay. find work here and figure out things one at a time. My heart was so excited about the future and I was incredibly motivated to work whatever job necessary to stay here....other than stripping & prostitution obviously ;) The Maui Lifestyle is my lifestyle at heart and I am head over heels in love with this place. I know you're thinking,  "Well who wouldnt be?" but the difference between you and I most likely is that you haven't lived your entire life knowing that you weren't meant to stay in your hometown your whole life. I love Alabama and I love Birmingham, I love being close to my family, but God put this desire to go in my heart and I've known this my entire life, and so has my family. It isn't about not loving what I've known my whole life, its about an adventure that God has written out for me, that he put in my heart. It isn't at all what Southern Idea's of life should look like and I think that's why my life is hard for some people to understand. Yes, its different from your's and I am 100% obsessed with the adventurous heart God gave me. That doesn't make your way of life wrong, but it doesnt make mine wrong either. 

At the beginning of the week things changed and sadly my plans to stay have changed. I am being blessed with another entire month here, but it isnt going to be a permanent stay unfortunately. I am doing my best to look at this change in a positive way. I want God's direction in my life and if Maui isn't it {right now}, then I am willing to go where ever I am supposed to be. Before I left for this trip, I prayed constantly about this being a trip that wasn't about me. Of course I wanted to have fun. I wanted to explore Hawaii, but most importantly I wanted God to use me while I'm here to help someone else. And I know he has! I have also had so much fun along the way, got to spend time with a lot of people who mean a lot to me, made memories that people will never get a chance to make, and the list could go on!

When I think about today being the day I was supposed to leave, I immediately get this disgusting feeling in my gut. I don't want to leave E V E R and I know in a month I will be experiencing this exact feeling when I get on a plane back to Alabama. YES I will also have excitement about seeing the people I love! However, my plan is to use this feeling to my advantage and use it as fuel to go back to Alabama with a drive to get things done and to make it back to Maui Life within a year or LESS. But if its God's plan to take longer than that I am also willing to accept that as well. I will be more prepared when I do make it back! I have time to get rid of things, I have time to save more money, I have time to make living arrangements, I have time for more planning to embrace the Maui Lifestyle with 110% of everything I have. GOD WILLING!


So here's to my future in Maui!!! All encouragement welcome!!! 
I LOVE MAUI so MUCH!!!!

On the bright side of all of this, I am SO excited at the thought of seeing Harry, My family, My bestie Frannie Mae Mae! My Yoga Partner in Crime Lyssa Lou, My other besties Christmas and Mel B, and so many other people! And next time when I leave for Maui I will get to have a proper Good bye....oooooo maybe even a Going Away Island Party! YEAH!!! 

FUN TIMES AHEAD as always.
bye for now
bB***

February 18, 2015

Maui: GRAND WAILEA

Hi Hi!!!
In my last post I told you about how my weekend was full of so much fun stuff that I had to split my posts up. So, here's another post from my weekend!

On Sunday, we went to church. I L O V E Kumulani Chapel so much. It's such a great church. After church we drove to the Grand Wailea in Kihei.
Seriously...this place is absolutely incredible and pretty mind blowing.
These photos honestly don't do it justice. 

I facetimed my family and Harry while I was there, just so they could get a glimpse of what I was seeing. So amazing. 


This movie was filmed here. 
So it was cool to see places that looked familiar from that movie. 
I also learned the Hukilau
HA! Hilarious. 
So anyway, lets get passed that subject ;)
Here are a few photos from my Gorgeous Day at the Grand Wailea!




We ended the trip with Starbucks and seeing the Penguins at the Hyatt.


I never want to leave this place. I can't describe to you how much I have fallen in love with the feel of Hawaii. Yes, I know you're thinking, "yes because you're on vacation!" But actually, I have been working since I have been here. SO I do know that although everyday you really just want to go on the beach, work is definitely a necessary thing to be able to live here. So, work is what I will do VERY HARD in order to be able to call Maui....or another Island of Hawaii my HOME. 

I'm praying that God gives me his vision for my life, and I also know that he see's the desires of my heart. I know he will give me direction and it will be his perfect direction. It won't be easy to get back here, but it will definitely be worth it when I do and I will be keeping Colossians 3:23-24 in my heart while doing so. 

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."

Thats all for now
Aloha Friends

bB***


February 16, 2015

Maui: Pink by Nature

Hi there!!
Its time to share a few things from this past weekend!

On Saturday, the weather was horrible.
H O R R I B L E
We started with breakfast at one of my favorite places in Maui!
The Plantation!
We saw a wedding ceremony take place that was forced indoors because of the weather. It was still a beautiful setting...I mean come on, it's still Hawaii, right?!?

So we spent the rest of the day going to different towns. We went Upcountry. One of our first stops was in Makawao. 

Here I came across this shop!
Here are a few views of their wonderfully designed shop.






Their selection was beautiful. They also had another shop a few stores down that was just for men and Home decor as well...I may have looked in that one longer. If you know me, you know I'm obsessed with Men's Fashion over womens.
The other store was called Homme by Nature.

Both shops wonderful selections but just their entire design and decor style was perfection for my taste.

After we walked in the rain for a bit, we drove to Paia. Such a cool town. Unfortunately because of the rain, everyone who normally would have been on the beach was out in the little town and it was packed, so we never got out of our car. We just opted on that idea and started to head back towards Lahaina. 

It was still a fun fun day none the less.
Again, still in Hawaii, so whats there to complain about?!?

I have way more posts from this weekend, but I'm going to split them up so you can get all of the scoop on some of my favorite views!

HAPPY MONDAY friends.
Remember, Monday is only what you make it!

Bye now 
B's

OH P.S. I finally got my actual BODYFLOW certification in, so I am officially a Yoga-Tai Chi-Pilates Instructor! WOOHOOOO
Now to find a facility on the island that I can instruct at! So exciting. 

February 14, 2015

MAUI: Donuts!


Yes sweet Blog readers.
I DO LOVE YOU MORE THAN DONUTS.
I must admit though...I dont eat Donuts. 
But still, I do love each and every one of you and I love that you take the time to stay loyal readers of my blog!

Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo!

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!
I hope someone special tells you today.

Bye Now
bB***