Hello MMXX!!!

In just a couple of days, we will be ringing in 2020!  What a grand celebration as Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 marks the first day of a new decade, the 20th year of the 21st century and the 20th year of the 3rd millennium!  Not to mention that 2020 is also a leap year!  For ladies wanting to propose to the love of your life, you can do so this year as do the Irish  😉

Most of us go through thoughts of New Years resolutions.  Whether it’s a new diet, fitness program, hobby or personal development, beginning the new year starting fresh always seems like the best time to do so. Sometimes we follow them, most times we break them.

The past few years I have quit on the NY resolutions as I have learned to just be grateful for every single day.  The one thing though, that I consistently have to do is to learn something new.  Never stop learning.  Every day I want to learn something new.  It doesn’t matter about what it is, or who it’s about.  It may or may not even be relevant to my life at the moment, because for all I know it might be useful for something later.  My mind is reminding me every day to “learn something, Honey.”  Growth and continuous education keeps me motivated.  Learning allows the mind to be knowledgeable but still curious, and always wanting more…

Here’s some inspirational quotes to encourage you this upcoming year to go beyond what you know.

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  • “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” – Socrates
  • “What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.” – Aristotle
  • “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford
  • “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “If you are not willing to learn no one can help you. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you.” – Zig Ziglar
  • “Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” – Confucius
  • Don’t gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.” – Bob Marley
  • “Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  • “When you know better you do better.” – Maya Angelou
  • “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” – Albert Einstein

BTW, fun fact I just learned: for those of us born in the 80’s, did you know we would have already experienced living in  four decades (80’s, 90’s, 00’s, 10’s) going into a fifth and we have yet to reach the age of 40?!  That is amazingly mind-boggling when you think about it.

Wishing you a wiser and fabulous, Happy New Year!!!

Love,
Honey

Hello 2017

 

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Another year, another set of new year’s resolution for most people.  But then again, it’s perfectly okay to not have a specific list for a change.  After all you don’t want to go through feeling like a failure after missing spinning class, or taking a bite out of that delicious-looking brownie midway through Day 3!

How about just some words of wisdom from great minds and big hearts?

Below are some of my fave quotes on celebrating and appreciating another new year…

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR, DARLINGS!
LET’S MAKE 2017 ANOTHER FABULOUS ONE!

The New Missus

I don’t know where to begin.  I’m in total bliss.

Ms. Honey Aubrey Millon is now a missus and will now be known as Mrs. Honey Aubrey Millon Perrin.  OK, name is too long, I know.  How about Honey Millon Perrin or Honey Perrin… Bronson will be elated, I just know it 🙂

Sunday, August 7th has come and gone, and it was AMAZING.  We had the time of our lives, we hope our friends, families and guests did as well.  Absolutely nothing could have ruined our evening.  After a decade of love, it’s official and we finally tied the knot.

Sharing one of our favorite photos from IG, courtesy of my sister and maid of honor, Natalie Millon. @photoluxehi

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Can’t wait to see the photos from our One Wedding Photography.  They have already uploaded the same day edit  and I am so happy to share with you too.

It was so much fun planning and preparing for the wedding.  Luckily, we had the best bride /groom squad to help alleviate the stress, however that may have felt because I never felt it, and I don’t think Brons did either.  You know that superstress, that pressure that comes with getting married and turns the bride into some sort of godzilla figure, aka bridezilla.  No, siree not me.  Word of advice to all brides is to enjoy the process and surround yourself with wonderful people who lifts you up mentally and emotionally.  I will forever be grateful to you– my sisters Natalie, Ersa, Sally, Dessa, my only brother Neil, my BFFs Kelsie & Jena, and their husbands (my BGFFs) Marlon & Juvy and of course the Perrin Family especially Aunty Genal who was just so fabulous.

Now that the wedding is done, I need a new project!  Everyone wants us to have babies but not sure I am ready for that, unless someone promises that I can have twins— girl twins so I’ll only get pregnant once and three of us can drive Brons absolutely crazy with lots of love and girly stuff haha!

Maybe I’ll blog about how it’s like to be a newlywed, or write a Part II to the book I recently wrote and published as a wedding gift to Bronson. Yes, darlings, I wrote a book, but I’ll share on another day.  How about a vlog instead.  Or maybe I’ll take baking or cooking class….and blog or vlog about it…?

Hmmmmmm…..

See you later darlings,

Love,

Missus Honey Perrin ❤

@honeyaubrey  @thebohemianprincessbride

 

Hawaii Comic Con Dilemma: Who Will I be?

The Amazing Hawaii Comic Con is happening in just a little over two weeks.

Still didn’t decide on who I will be dressing up as.

First, it was Wonder Woman.  Because, well, who wouldn’t want to be Wonder Woman?

Then, we binge-watched Arrow, and I decided I wanted to be Nyssa Al Ghul because she is such a bad-ass.  But her costume is too complicated.

Then I thought, hey Catwoman is bad-ass too, why not Catwoman?  I did write a whole blog post about how in another realm and time I would love to be her.  But the catsuit thing, nuh-uhh.  Hawaii has been extremely hot and humid, I did not want to be sweatin’ in that.

Then we go into X-men Universe,  and Psylocke came to mind, but oh, she is too sexy for me.  I don’t think I can pull that purple spandex bathing suit.  Heard Olivia Munn “broke a crotch” trying on her costume! I am confident, but not that confident.

Then I come across X23.  Laura Kinney.

X-23 IS THE FEMALE CLONE OF WOLVERINE, CREATED TO BE THE PERFECT KILLING MACHINE.

I fell in love.Laura_Kinney_(Earth-TRN177)I also like the thought that I just might be able to pull this off.  Long black hair? Check.  Leather leggings and boots?  Check.  Claws?  Would to have them.  CHECK!

Best yet, her costume is easy!  Just have to pick up a pair of green contact lenses.

I will let you know how this goes in two weeks.  Will post lots of pictures, I promise!!!!

The Amazing Hawaii Comic Con

Currently not-so-amazing!  Ugh… my face right now:::

Comic Con is FINALLY coming to Hawaii, and the much anticipated ticket sale date was today, Friday, May 15th.  It was announced on their website, and advertised on their Twitter and Facebook that the tickets were going to be live, ON SALE at 10:00am local time, Hawaii Time.

So we log-in at 9:32am on EventBrite to confirm the VIP ticket prices, and oh my goodness, we find that the VIP Packages are all SOLD OUT!!!!!

SERIOUSLY?   Apparently they started selling the tickets about 9am, an hour earlier than we expected.  So of course Hawaii people log-in a little before 10am to find out the the same thing.  VIP TICKETS SOLD OUT.

Super disappointing, but we bought the General Admission tickets for four.

I check back on their FB Page and see all the comments about this inconvenience and Comic Con makes an announcement:

Amazing Hawaii Comic Con Ticket Update

Due to overwhelming demand, Initial allotments of the Original VIP Tickets and the Turtles VIP Packages have Sold Out.

While standard one day General Admission tickets and full 3 day event tickets are still available, we will be adding new specialty packages to meet the demand, while still keeping the integrity of the exclusive packages.

New Premium Ticket Packages will go on sale TODAY at 12noon LOCAL HAWAII TIME.

We appreciate your enthusiasm and strong response to the first ever AMAZING HAWAII COMIC CON, coming to Honolulu in 2015

Again, SERIOUSLY????  Tickets are non-refundable, all sales are final.  So they expect us to buy another round of tickets after already purchasing the general tickets!  How organized and customer service-oriented they must be!

They should give us an option to upgrade our general tickets to VIP tickets, I think that’s the fair way to accommodate this inconvenience.

What do you think, Diana of Themyscira?

*Hope they solve this!!!!

Honey

Catching My Star

Inspired by Perry Como’s Catch a Falling Star, here is my version, a short love note dedicated to my shining star….

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Take a little star and put it in your pocket

Never let it get away

So when that starless one taps you on your shoulder

Give that star to him

and never let him go….

In life, all you need is that one star to light up your world,

and his

❤ Honey

*image courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net “Stars In the Night Sky” by aopsan

And she returns again…

Why hello my darlings….

Sorry for the AWOL stint I committed again,…. 😦  I do miss you all so much!!!  My last post was in November, yikes!  That makes it seven months of not blogging here…

Although I was highly active on instagram, (and sometimes FB), it is not the same is blogging.  Blogging let me have my spill-my-heart-out moments that doesn’t limit the amount of characters that I use, require a photo for an explanation, or create unwanted drama on social media.

What have I been doing in the past seven months, hmmmm. Let’s see:::

-Designing jewelry, attending craft fairs, selling jewelry

-Designing & decorating homes through my newfound career in home furnishing

-Went on a family trip to Las Vegas (for the first time in my life I experienced the heavenly taste of a Kronut!)

-Playing MyVegas (received comp rooms and free food at The Mirage, MGM, and The Bellagio at our said trip)

-Some blogging with The Glamorous Home (and I emphasize on “some”)

-Couponing (A little extreme—I had to control myself as this “hobby” was getting out of hand)

-Reading self-help books, mostly about improving brain capacity, and the bestselling “How to Make Friends and Influence People” given by my boss (awesome read, BTW)

-Learning how to develop an App (one day, I am going to develop one, not sure what it is yet, but of course you will be the first to hear about it 😉 )

 

I could go on and on, but it will not include “updating my personal blog honeyaubrey.com” for the past seven months.

I know, I feel terrible.  But yep, I am back… & here’s one of my “I’m currently blogging pics” (previously posted on instagram) to prove it ::::

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I pinky promise to the moon and the stars.

Honey

 

 

 

Love & Happiness

Are you happy?

Happiness is a choice.  Choose it.  It’s not hard.

Just live life as if everything is magnificent, a miracle.  Look beyond the imperfections, the teeny things that don’t matter because there’s bigger more important things that do.  Enjoy, seize and love every moment. In reality it’s not really what you have that makes you happy… or who or where you are, or what you’re doing….It’s what you think. If you’re in a miserable place but you think beautiful, happy thoughts, then you’re happy.  Believe that if you think it, it will be.  So if you want to be happy, there is no other way but to be.

And love?

Don’t go looking for it.  Because it will find you. I promise.

Love yourself first.  Love the world and the people around you, and everything will fall into place.

The person you are meant to be with- he/she will come around.  The secret is to know that the this person, they’re already a part of you.  And when that one day come, you will know. 

So don’t worry…be happy.

Honey Aubrey Millon

What’s Bakin Miss Honey? Peanut Butter & Toffee Cookies ;)

Sunday evening my inner domestic goddess decided she wanted to bake cookies.

Using scraps I found in my cupboard and fridge, and a little bit of help from google (on substituting baking powder for baking soda), I created my super delish version of Peanut Butter & Toffee Cookies.

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INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
4 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Natural Honey Peanut Butter
1 large egg
1/2 cup Heath toffee bits

MIXING DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together.
In a separate bowl (large) beat butter and sugar using an electric mixer- setting on high. Beat until light and fluffy.
Add peanut butter and egg and beat until smooth.
Change mixer setting to low. Slowly add flour mixture.
Stir in toffee.

BAKING DIRECTIONS

Drop 1 tablespoon of batter onto baking sheets about 1 inch apart
Flatten with a fork if you like.
Bake until edges are golden brown, about 15 minutes.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy!!!! Tastes even yummier with milk!!!

Love,
Honey

Geek Chic Stuffs- iPhone 5

It is official ladies and gents.

As of yesterday, September 12, the buzz and rumors going around about the new iPhone 5 has finally been confirmed.

The most important iPhone since the very first ever created, the iPhone 5 sound oh-so-fab.

Although I’m not one to constantly talk tech (I could if I want to), I am very excited about this one.

Specs/Built

The most obvious change is the significantly thinner and longer dimension. The iPhone 5 is 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the previous iPhone 4S. It is only 0.30 inches thick, weighing 3.95 ounces! This makes it the thinnest Smartphone in the world.  The larger 4-inch Retina Display produce 1136 x 640 resolution, making for more accurate display, with better color saturation. The processor, Apple’s new A6 chip is a smaller overall processor, with a performance capacity of twice as much as the A5 chip for the iPhone 4S. Amazing, a smaller chip at double the performance! To help keep up with this processor, of course this possibly means a higher RAM. Tech geeks are guessing a 1GB RAM, although unconfirmed by Apple (yet).

Camera

My favorite part (of course)- the built-in iSight Camera. Still at 8MP but focusing is dynamically improved and photo capture is expected to run faster. I really hate it when I try to take photo of something, and my phone is too slow to take it, making me totally miss the moment, so this is definitely an important aspect. Another new thing that sets them apart is the Panorama Stitch feature- the camera’s ability to capture beautiful panoramic photo simply by “stitching” together a landscape view taken in real-time. It can take up to 28 megapixels.

Video & FaceTime

Video capture and Facetime is also at its best. You can now take still photos while recording a video. Not only the iPhone 5 has a face recognition feature. Facetime is at 720p HD video, which means every blemish, every hair on your face is going to be visible. Just kidding, but totally fudging awesome.

Siri

Siri is still the phone’s Intelligence Assistant, aka my very own Secretary, and she’s also revamped. She has the ability to launch apps AND….get this FB addicts- Siri can post up your status for you.

Maps

Oh, and another rather dazzling new feature- Apple’s new Maps application, Turn-by-Turn Directions and Flyover. Flyover renders 3D models of cities in realtime. You can pan, rotate, and pan around photorealistic three-dimensional views of a city. The turn-by-turn feature is pretty self-explanatory, a must-have for drivers like moi who have little to no sense of direction. Again, fudging awesome.

Other miscellaneous specs and features include:
*A new charger/connector Apple named “Lightning” notably smaller than the 30-pin connector of all previous iPhones. There is no “right side up” which means you can connect it to your phone on either side.
*EarPods as headphones
*Headphone socket is on the bottom

A side-by-side Comparison of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 taken from APPLE below:
(Any booboos on my part please let me know. I do not tolerate rude comments, no thank you very much.)

Still not conviced? View Apple’s official iPhone 5 trailer below:

iPhone 5 will be released on Friday September 21st at 8am. Pre-orders begin tomorrow, Friday, September 14.

Now the fashionista’s dilemma- a stylish, chic iPhone 5 case.

I got an e-mail from Nordstrom yesterday the same time Apple’s announcement of this much-anticipated gadget, and boy I must say their marketing scheme is phenomenal. Designer brand Kate Spade is also releasing a collection of iPhone 5 cases (yes, you can pre-order).

A case that I have my eyes on.  No pun intended.

Isn’t it sassy? So excited. Can’t wait!

Love,
Honey