Welcome: A 2017 Relaunch

I'M SO EXCITED!!!  It's TODAY!  The day I figuratively throw open the double doors to my beautiful new online home!   It's totally a "caps-lock" worthy event, don't you think?


Yes, I've changed my blog name AGAIN.  But I think this is it, because, you know, it's my name.  I don't think I'll ever be annoyed with it enough to change it, unlike the other two blog names... which we'll pretend was all just a bad dream.  Ahem.


Come on in.  Grab a drink.  There's a pitcher of green tea in the fridge, some red on the table, and a bottle of Drambuie on the bar.  Sit somewhere comfy.  We're all pillows and lounges here.  Really, mi casa es su casa!

If you've hopped over from my old blog, Life Candya super-huge welcome!  I'm so grateful that you've come along to my new home.

You'll probably recognize some of the furniture.  I've decluttered A LOT and left a ton of stuff at the old place, but I brought some of my favourite pieces over.  So, really, it's pretty similar, but less sweet and more saucy, with a hint more cowbell.

  • TO MAKE A CLEAN BREAK:  I had originally created Life Candy to be my "more than just a mom" blog, the place to live the last 10% of me that was "the hot girl with style and brains".  Well, that backfired and actually became a mom blog.  And no matter how much I wrote about other stuff, you all just wanted to hear about my kids!  Apparently, it didn't have enough Calgon to... you know.  So, I'm hoping this blog does.
  • TO HAVE ONE FOCUS:  I don't like being haunted by my mommy past.  Clean slate perfectionist in me says so.
  • FOR BETTER FUNCTIONALITY:  For Life Candy, I had taken a free Blogger template with good bones and code-nerded my way through it.  I loved it but Blogger came out with new useful features (like 'reply to comments'), and my template was so hacked up that I couldn't implement them!  
  • A NON-CRINGEY NAME:  I loved it before, but now I'm almost embarrassed to say "Life Candy"!  That can't be a good sign.  Feels like I'm saying "moist".  Ugh.
  • I DON'T EVEN LIKE CANDY!!!  Except for chocolate.


... stories of my everyday as I create a life of ease, beauty, simplicity, and prosperity.  It's the life I enjoyed when I lived in Hawai'i.  And I now take you with me as I bring that life here to the Canadian Prairie.

So be prepared to hear tales of rampant self-experimentation, weird things I discover, and the everyday joys of being a prairie-island girl.  It's going to be fun!

  • A one-product blog.  It's a holistic approach to a balanced life that includes dance, beauty, fitness, style, and the enjoyment of tv shows like Archer, among other things.  
  • A place where whining and bitching reign supreme.  Well, there will be a little bit to be honest, but if I do, it's merely a segue to a positive resolution or a way to beat the living daylights out of the person who made me whine and bitch.  Okay, kidding about that last part.  Maybe.
  • An "I'm perfect so take my advice because I am all-knowing, and I have perfect hair every day" blog.  I'm not here to brag or compete.  And my hair right now looks horrendous.  I'm here to show my efforts, my flaws, and hopefully, my triumphs.  I'm just like you.  Difference is I'm just willing to put it all out there, overshare, and totally TMI y'all.
  • A hula blog.  I do love hula.  I love the culture it was born from.  I love teaching it.  I love dancing it.  I love the way I feel when I dance it.  It's a very big part of my identity.  You will get some announcements of any future workshops or events, cultural info, or even get an occasional pic of me dancing... like so...

Oh, look, a pic of us actually performing hula... oooh... aaah...


The big flip couldn't have happened without the following gorgeousnesses...

My husband and kids...  who unfailingly give me their love, adoration, and crazy suggestions for blog names, food perfume ideas, possible political TV shows for kids, weird obelisks to put up in our front yard, and bizarre items to bury in our backyard, among other things... which cannot be shared here.

One of my besties, Dee... who has been and always will be (not sure if she knows she's signed up for that)  just a text away for everything, including this blog.  She is always ready to laugh at another crazy idea, has joined me on many of them (like hip hop class, omg), and has an approach to things frighteningly similar to mine. (Stop it, mind reader!)

My blogging family...  who were in the "trenches" with me in the old skool days of blogging, panicked with me during the Twitter "Fail Whale" times, and stayed my friends even after the blogging stopped took a weird turn down to "where the hell have you been, Nenette?!"-ville.

My devoted LC readers... both lurkers and commenters...  who are totally a hoot to have around, so I hope you come along with me for this crazy-ass ride.

My Isagenix, Zumba, & Dance Families... who've always had faith in me, reassured me that I am totally awesome, and that I can accomplish whatever I put my mind on.  They also have amazing butts.  Really.  You need to see these people.  HAWT.


Look up at the menu bar.  Dig in, babies!

And welcome!



  1. Still reading along from the back of the class. :)

    1. You are so awesome, girlfriend! Thanks for coming along for the ride! xo


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