modernmaven I spilled my ENTIRE 16oz hot chai all over the dash of my car, Channing ran away from me at the park today when I told her it was time to go....not playing running away, like running the entire distance of the soccer field with me yelling and chasing after her like a crazy person until I finally caught her by tackling her like football kind of running away, the part time design job I was looking at fell through (their current designer decided to stay and not move to the mainland), a tile broke off of the tile countertop and busted into a million pieces at the condo we are renting, it's 95 inside our condo, it's another 2 hours until Luc gets home....if you need me I'll be eating this entire loaf of fresh baked bread with delicious homemade jam from my dearest @calli.sweetpeasgarden and local honey....probably while hiding in the closet with a bottle of wine 60min
  •   melmarie_b I'm sorry Mama. Hope you get some R&R and you eat that bread and Jam. Looks Delish 26min
  •   christabaca Ugh. I'm eating chocolate. Not my favorite day either. Enjoy an extra glass of wine for this pregnant girl who can't drink! 25min
  •   sandandstarfish It's definitely something in the air... Maybe coastal air ;) it's been a hair pulling (if it hasn't already fallen out), count to 10 slowly, fist shaking, if I could break something just to break it and relieve some stress- kind of day here too. Hugs my friend. And please send me some of that bread! 21min
  •   craft_addict It's so refreshing when people keep it real. Sorry for your crap day, my friend. Here's hoping tomorrow is much better. 20min
  •   calli.sweetpeasgarden You eat that entire loaf of bread and the whole jar of jam! I'll send more. I do think there is just something about this day. I too had one bad thing after another happen today so I ended my day with homemade biscuits with jam and beer. Only because I was out if wine. Apparently we deal in the same way! Sending you some hugs friend. And maybe more jam! :) 17min
  •   ericaruess Yep, something in the air today. Oh my word. Here's to a better day tomorrow! 15min
  •   missfurnellie Oh. So sorry you had a day!!! :-/ but yes! Bread and wine IS consolation! & here's hoping and praying you get a super fabulous design job too! 12min
  •   homegrownmama Hang in there mama!!! 12min

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modernmaven Channing...the official tester of all hanging chairs.
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We are still painting and working on the lanai but Luc hung the chairs that I bought 3 years ago, but never hung , and they are perfect. #grayhawaiihome
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modernmaven Per @courtneysnowden 's recommendation, I stopped what I was doing and joined her in the hammock. Best decision I've made all day 1d
  •   elizak78 She's such a lovely little gal 1d
  •   mytrashandtreasure Good decision!! 1d
  •   courtneysnowden I wish my kids would listen to me that well Enjoy... 1d
  •   annpomphrey Special moments! C's eyes are a gorgeous blue!!!! 1d
  •   kaswicegood Beautiful️so where did you put it up?!?! Inquiring minds would like to know:) 1d
  •   modernmaven Haha that's ok! This is a different one...this is a cheapy portable hammock. The nice fringe one is still going inside @kaswicegood 1d
  •   denisechilds Stop is my word for the year. And you have done a great rendition of it today 1d
  •   miss_jamiemarie So good! Pretty Channing and wonderful tattoo! 21h

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modernmaven I spy someone lounging on the job #grayhawaiihome 1d

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modernmaven Good night Monday...I am ready for a night's sleep and fresh morning...today I've made a lot of mistakes, not handled the challenges with grace, been inpatient, yelled, felt defeated. Let tomorrow be a better day. 2d
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  •   kvagasky ️️️️ 1d
  •   bananazilla That's all u can do 1d
  •   farmocopia Beautiful. Inside and out. 1d
  •   mrsjellis Without days like these, we might forget to be thankful for the good ones :) Here's to a fresh start today! 1d
  •   cottage_industry Oh, that's every other day for me! Don't fret, tomorrow is another day and you are still a great person! 1d
  •   konahula12 It happens. Being a mama is the hardest job there is. Here's to a new day! 1d
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modernmaven Sunshine and mermaids for my sweet little Hawaii girl.
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Aren't these tiny tattoos the cutest?!? @binkdkids sent them our way. They are for little nails or ears (instead of earrings) or anywhere really. So cute!!
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modernmaven There's still a lot of painting going on around here and her room isn't near ready but, her walls are white, the windows are open and her @houseinhabit teepee is unpacked and up. Happy Sunday! #grayhawaiihome 3d
  •   modernmaven C was pretty excited for me to unpack it @urbanchiqueness 3d
  •   modernmaven Thank you Karla! We are working hard trying to get this place together. Little moments like this sure help...seeing it slowly come together! I hope you've had a beautiful weekend with your sweeties @karlaquiz 3d
  •   modernmaven Yes, I definitely love it (probably more) than she does @sam_thrive360living 3d
  •   modernmaven It sure is better than the dark dark green that was here before!! @annpomphrey 3d
  •   modernmaven This room is so different. I am a little bummed the white has a slight grey undertone to it, which I did not really want but....it's white and bright and much much better. Now we just need flooring. Her room is otherwise done! @nannadavis 3d
  •   modernmaven Thanks Jessica! Channing was quite thrilled the teepee made it's way here to Hawaii @houseinhabit 3d
  •   modernmaven We are getting there! Slowly but surely. @mallydesigns @courtneysnowden 3d
  •   ochsemomma Ummm this teepee is 3d

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modernmaven We are so excited to find these Strathmore watercolor postcards at our local craft store! C has been busy painting masterpieces to send to our friends on the mainland 5d

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modernmaven Making some colorful progress #grayhawaiihome 6d

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modernmaven We unpacked just a couple of goodies to enjoy on the patio tonight during dinner. 7d
  •   elizak78 I finally watched Saving Mr. Banks - it's wonderful ️ I fell in love with Mary Poppins all over again - my fave!!! 6d
  •   citysage IT'S PINK. 6d
  •   freebirdcollection So awesome!! Love the color!! 6d
  •   casadecupcake I picked this record up thrifting a few weeks ago! Eeeeep. 6d
  •   katherinemaries Ohhhhh my delightful!!!! Two if my favorite things right there!!!! 5d
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  •   bricsgirl Hi there sweet Tara, how are you holding up in your new place? You've been on my heart today, hope you are well! 1d
  •   miss_jamiemarie Disneyland records are my favorite! 21h

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modernmaven Working on another @mavenmercantile sale for the end of this month...more serape style will be available. 1w

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modernmaven My whole heart 1w

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modernmaven I haven't given anyone my design resume and portfolio in a reeeaaallllyyyy long time. But, a local luxury condo builder might need a part time designer so...I am putting it together! I loved this project, I wanted to move in. #interiordesign #design 1w

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modernmaven Little house in the jungle #grayhawaiihome 1w

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modernmaven My first bunch of bananas from the side of our house! But they are so green I don't know what to do with them. Anyone out there with advice? Will they still ripen once they've been removed from the stalk? Help! 1w

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modernmaven The previous homeowner left this guy in the garage...wish you were here to paint something amazing on it for me @faithevanssills 1w
  •   cottage_industry dying reading about the toilet! He must have been worried a regular toilet would not do after getting accustomed to the fancy one! I think your fella needs some Pom poms on his horns... 1w
  •   modernmaven My thoughts exactly!! @nannadavis 1w
  •   modernmaven I agree @bananazilla 1w
  •   modernmaven Ridiculous right?!? Jeez. But I totally agree on the pom poms @cottage_industry 1w
  •   hacksawzall This is awesome. I would buy all the houses if they had this! 1w
  •   modernmaven Thanks Paul! I agree...it kind of made up for the fact that he took the Master Bathroom toilet with him when he left @hacksawzall 1w
  •   hacksawzall Who takes their toilet with them!!?!? That's a nut job! Haha. 1w
  •   pinkiespatches What a fabulous post and replies - sure made my morning! 1w

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modernmaven Sometimes, I struggle with change. I crave familiar surroundings. I have to be reminded to look around and be grateful for the adventure, for the newness, for this opportunity. And there's no one else I would rather be doing this with than these two. #grayhawaiilife
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#fromthecuttingroomfloor as asked to share by one of my favorite ladies @collecting_memories
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  •   modernmaven Thank you Anne! I am a Gemini and definitely feel both sides tugging at one another...I crave the change and adventure but when I get it, I struggle with adapting and miss my familiar surroundings . I appreciate your words so much. I am really thankful we are doing this. And I know we will always look back on this time and be so happy we did it!! @citysage 1w
  •   mikobowen I'm the exact same! Gemini's unite xo 1w
  •   modernmaven Right Miko?!? Some days I swear I feel like such a multiple personality @mikobowen 1w
  •   mikobowen @modernmaven hahaha! Oh completely! Sometimes I'm like what was I thinking...yesterday 1w
  •   leahniewman What app do you use? Your photos are always so colourful and beautiful! Xo 7d
  •   modernmaven Hi!! I use AfterLight. It has adjustments as well as films like this light leak in this photo @leahniewman 7d
  •   leahniewman Thank you! I love that you moved to Hawaii! I am from Australia but just moved home from living on Maui for over 5 years! Hawaii has my heart! 7d

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modernmaven Attempting to make dinner in the middle of our mess of a remodel. And excited to use some of my new kitchen goodies.
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@westelm bowls, @cb2 bento plates and Pure Komachi knives.
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  •   whiskerscam I have to try growing thosr little yellow tomatoes next year..I eat 'em like candy! P.S. that knife is the coolest...cerami 2w
  •   modernmaven I love these knives! And the yellow tomatoes @whiskerscam 2w
  •   mamasweeny @whiskerscam They're so easy to grow! Yellow pear tomatoes...try! So, so easy. :) 2w
  •   lilyblu001 @modernmaven I blanched some tomatoes on Friday night ( yup I'm that boring ) and froze them for soups for the winter. I may be coming to visit when it gets too cold here. 2w
  •   marcierin I have a set of those knives. Love them! That pink one is my favorite! 1w
  •   modernmaven Come on over! We do have a guest bedroom now @lilyblu001 1w

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modernmaven Fresh squeezed tangelo juice, from our neighbor's trees. Sunshine in a glass #sogood #grayhawaiilife 2w

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modernmaven Channing: "Mama, look what that crazy Hawaii leprechaun just did!! He painted me the most amazing rainbow ever!" #channinglaughs 2w

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