I am a bit jetlagged, but I think I’ll be fine adjusting, especially with the help of this incredible Kona coffee I have been drowning myself in. Today has already been so much fun & I’ll be in Hawaii for nine more days! 🙂 Before I get sucked into this island life, I wanted to do a quick recap post!
It feels so good to be sitting outside in this Hawaiian breeze blogging 🙂 Now this is the life! This week was very calm and low-key, so my post is just filled with eats and little random outings.
So let’s start with last Wednesday. That’s where we left off last! I put off organizing my closet for another hour. Taking all the winter clothes out and putting the summer ones in sounded like a nightmare, so I piddled. I started watering the flowers, vacuuming the upstairs, emptying all the trash cans, and made an omelet. The omelet was AMAZING and much better than closet organizing. It had six egg whites, one cup of cooked kale, goat cheese, and seasonings. I also had watermelon on the side.
Three hours and multiple playlists later, I was done. It feels so good to have all of my fitness clothes in one place, my casual/basic shirts in one area, everything organized in sections, and all the winter clothes out! I also did another closet cleanse and got rid of a few things. I will do a closet post soon!
Later that evening, I headed to Meighan’s to sit outside and chat while she crafted. I picked up kombucha, Greek yogurt, and fresh fruit. It was such a gorgeous night, and we wanted any excuse to be outside.
On Thursday afternoon, I met up with Becca on her lunch hour. We headed to Panera to chat and grab a bite to eat. I ordered their Fuji Apple Chicken salad with feta cheese, avocado, hard boiled egg, kale, tomato, and cucumber added. I also had a cup of chicken soup and unsweetened hibiscus ginger tea.
Kyle and I made a chicken stir-fry for dinner on Thursday night, and it was the best we’ve ever made! I’ll add that recipe soon. Snow peas are EVERYTHING in a stir fry. I want to make this again ASAP.
On Friday afternoon, I headed to boot camp with Meighan. It was extremely tough, and I am STILL sore from it. My ribs are on fire, and I felt like I was half-dead for 45 minutes. I was sore from barre, so this just added to the painful madness. After class, I headed to get my brows threaded (the most painful pain that’s totally worth it) and grab a quick snack at the Fresh Market. I downed a container of pineapple, unsweetened green tea, and macadamia nuts.
Becca and I headed to the Southpark mall on Friday night to shop around and walk. I found the perfect dress for Hawaii 🙂
After our mall adventure, Kyle and I went on a double date.
We split a sushi platter. It had spicy tuna roll, the bagel roll, the orange roll, and the dragon roll. So good and I tried Saki for the first time. It was not what I expected, and I actually liked it.
Saturday was all about errands and getting things done around my place before heading to Hawaii. I spent the morning power cleaning and doing laundry while Kyle went to the gym.
I had Panera for lunch because I had been craving that salad since Thursday.
Ingredients for a Mother’s day parfait bar and snacks for our Saturday night shows! If you haven’t tried the jalapeno hummus yet, do it!
We got sucked into this funnel cake kit while we were out shopping (such kids.) We didn’t think it would turn out, but holy moly! THEY WERE SO GOOD. We used olive oil and cut it up into little pieces to add to our ice cream. They tasted just like the fair funnel cakes.
I also tried these two new flavors of Halo Top to go with my funnel cake. They were amazing, and I can’t wait to eat them when I get back! Halo top is just pure magic. This was the perfect little treat to end Saturday night!
We all headed to my parent’s house early Sunday morning for Mother’s day!
Moms deserve to be spoiled!
Instead of making eggs and bacon like usual, I made a little parfait bar. It had vanilla Greek yogurt, banana, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, granola, and raspberries! It was so delicious.
I also picked up these little carrot cake cookies because they’re my dad’s favorite.
When I got back home, I packed everything for Hawaii! I had Kyle help me eliminate half of the items so I could fit it all into one carry-on bag. He’s so good at packing and minimizing. Thank goodness my closet was organized because that made packing so much easier.
We headed back uptown when I was done packing. We stopped at the grocery store to get ingredients for wings and homemade marinades.
Jalapeno Garlic: Roasted garlic, olive oil, chives, roasted jalapenos, salt, pepper, garlic powder, honey, onion powder, black pepper, and soy sauce.
Honey Garlic: Honey, roasted garlic, olive oil, soy sauce, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and chives.
We mixed all the ingredients together in the blender and marinated the wings for several hours. After cooking, we added leftover marinade to the top.
Kyle and I wanted to get out of the house for a bit because it was beautiful out, so we went on a three-mile walk uptown.
I fell asleep at 9 pm on Sunday night. I was so tired.
Traveling to Hawaii was definitely an event (if any of you follow me on Snapchat, you know why.) I had to fly from Charlotte to Atlanta, Atlanta to Los Angeles, and Los Angeles to Kona. And there were some pretty crazy events in between.
After getting settled in, I had a mid-morning snack. I love the white chocolate raspberry Quest protein bars. It’s one of my favorite flavors.
Next stop was L.A. and it was going to be a five hour one! I picked up a nut mix and water.
It was such a long flight to L.A., but I was excited to be closer to Hawaii. I only had one flight left after this!
They are doing a lot of construction at LAX, so it was super confusing. My next flight was in Terminal 2. I followed the signs to Terminal 2 until they disappeared. Huh? I asked a captain if he was familiar with the airport and he said “yes! Follow me”, and so I did. He then realized that they were doing construction and I’d have to go through a parking garage and back to security check if I were to go that way, so I turned around and ran ten minutes back the other way.
I found a map to look at, but terminal two was scratched out. WHAT?? I noticed another confused man staring at the sign too, and he asked me if I knew where the terminal 2 was. It turns out we were on the same flight and needed to catch our plane before it took off in twenty minutes. We asked one airport employee where to go, and they led us downstairs, but there was no terminal 2 without exiting the airport. We asked another, and he said we had to go back upstairs, and so we did that. FINALLY, we saw a shuttle bus hiding near a terminal gate with a little sign that said “terminal 2”, so we hopped on and rode all the way around the airport to terminal 2!
We made it with five minutes left to spare! It felt like we were in the airport version of Amazing Race. I was so happy that I had time to grab a sandwich because it was 8 pm Charlotte time, and I was so hungry!
I was so excited to be on the plane to Hawaii! It was a long day and I just wanted to get some sleep! I wasn’t going to land until 2:30 am Charlotte time.
I had NEVER been so happy to land in my entire life! <3 I went straight to bed, but woke up 4 am Hawaii time!
I can’t wait to share the fun Hawaiian adventures with you all!
Questions for you!
- Whats the craziest thing you’ve experienced on a plane?
- Favorite fair food?
- Have you ever been to Hawaii?