Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Facts About Me

Ok, I know it's the second to last day of October, but I'm joining in on the fun with Taylor and Helene for today's #Blogtober14 post. I've always loved "about me" posts. I know it seems like an easy out when it comes to writing, but it's fun to learn more about the authors of the blogs I follow. So naturally, I'm participating!

The Daily Tay Blogtober14


If you've been around a while, or are brand new, here are some facts about the real Tarole Ann...


-I have a huge passion for yoga. I believe it is a beautiful way to center, understand, and truly respect yourself and how your soul connects to your mind and body. It's also an incredible workout.

-I spent the last 4 years living in beautiful Hawaii (hence the name One Haole Girl). I followed a boy there, learned a ton about myself and life, and am now on a new journey in California.

-Hiking is one of my favorite activities and I'm always down to go, no matter who, what, where, or why.


-I am an aspiring personal trainer and sports nutritionist for women. I have yet to pursue the certification process due to budgeting but will get there eventually. In the meantime, I work in the restaurant industry as a server/bartender. It's hard to walk away from that kind of immediate cash.

-I've never been out of the country and have a blank passport. The number one item on my traveling bucket list is to spend at least 30 days trekking the Himalayas in Nepal.

-I have the most cuddly fur-child, Luna Lovegood, who I adopted from a nearby animal shelter soon after moving to CA. I don't know what I would do without her.


-Speaking of Luna Lovegood, I am completely obsessed with anything Harry Potter. It is on my bucket list to visit the Harry Potter world not only in Orlando, FL but in England as well.

-My dream job is to be a sports broadcaster, and I'm not talking about the pretty face down on the field.

Coming up with facts about yourself is pretty hard so I'm going to move into some of my favorite things (copied you Allie)

Favorite food - Fried okra, but only my Grandma or Dad's.

Favorite movie- Any of the Harry Potter films (but mostly 4, 6, or both 7s)

Favorite color- Purples, blues, greens

Favorite music- Any kind, depends what mood I'm in. My go to is Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Live at Radio City in 2007.

Favorite football team(s)- College: Arkansas Razorbacks, NFL: Kansas City Chiefs

Favorite Starbucks drink- Iced Venti Triple Shot Soy Chai

Favorite season- All of them in moderation

Favorite accessory- Earrings

Favorite Social Media app- Instagram

Favorite time of day- Dusk

And I'm all out of creativity for now. Thanks Taylor and Helene for the link up!

Have you submitted your request for Saturday Style?

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Saturday Style: University of Florida Gators & Union University Bulldogs

Saturday Style is BACK!

Thanks so much for all of your submissions, I'm loving having this back and running and I hope you love the styles I pick out for you. I had a couple requests from way back when that I haven't been able to fulfill, so naturally I started with those.

The first request comes from my good bloggy friend Logan over at Logan Can. Logan was one of my first friends in blog land and is a a beautiful momma to a handsome little boy named Hampton. Although I'm not a fan (AT ALL) of the team, University of Florida Gators, they are SEC so naturally I will make them first on the request list. Hope you enjoy Logan, thanks for requesting!

florida gators 10/25

Glamorous blue dress
$45 - nelly.com


Flower Idea blue shirt
yesstyle.com



Orange kimono
$9.67 - newlook.com




Aldo shoes
aldoshoes.com


ALDO leather purse
aldoshoes.com


Anne Klein watch
macys.com


Alex and ani bangle
nordstrom.com


Maya Brenner gold necklace
beckleyboutique.com


Oval earrings
truefacet.com



Cheap Monday belt
$29 - yoox.com


Essie nail polish
$13 - debenhams.com


OPI nail polish
$19 - thehut.com



The second team requested was unmarked territory for me. Union University Bulldogs out of Tennessee was requested by Jessica of Southern Ramblings. I always love playing around with red and whites, I think they go very well together. It's always fun to have school requested that are unknown to me. It helps me learn a little more about the variety we have to choose from. Thanks so much Jess for requesting! I hope you like what you see.

Union University Bulldogs 10/25


Neon Rose t shirt dress
$19 - houseoffraser.co.uk


American Vintage red top
$79 - the-dressingroom.com


Paige Denim white skinny jeans
$300 - coggles.com


AĆ©ropostale crew socks
aeropostale.com


Roxy red boots
roxy.com


MARC BY MARC JACOBS flat shoes
couture.zappos.com


Dorothy Perkins handbag
dorothyperkins.com


Olivia Burton watch
modcloth.com


Kate spade jewelry
macys.com


Stud earrings
grazielagems.com


Lana cross earrings
lastcall.com


Knit hat
etsy.com




Mac cosmetic
bloomingdales.com


Nars cosmetic
barneys.com




Another Saturday Style down! Did you like the spreads I put together? Submit your favorite team below and I'll make a game day spread just for you!


What would you like to see more of?

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

World Series 2014: Giants vs Royals

It's that time of year again, the World Series!

This year is super exciting for me because the Kansas City Royals are finally back in after over 25 years of no show. It's also not so super exciting for me because I basically live in the Bay Area (almost) now and am amongst a sea of Giants fans.


Unfortunately I'll be working during game one, and I can only imagine how busy it is going to be. It's so fun to be back on the mainland for all these sports that I haven't really paid any attention to these last 4 years.

Who are you rooting for?

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Re-Branding

Alright blogger ladies (and gentlemen?) I'm in need of your help.

Roommate's computer has not been around much but now I have other ways to get online so I'll hopefully be back into the buzz like normal.

First things first..


I am desperately needing a new brand. Onehaolegirl just doesn't fit my lifestyle anymore and I'm having trouble on coming up with something new. Obviously I will be getting into a career of fitness eventually. Should I jump start that now? Take a path more on that journey already? I'm not so sure...

Should I stay lifestyle? I definitely want to incorporate Saturday Style again. Should I come up with something that is simple to just being me?

This is harder than I thought it would be... I didn't imagine needing to change my brand/look/vibe. If you are creative, please help me!

Also..

I am needing a new design.. I just don't have the time or computer access to come up with my own again like this current look. Please let me know if you design or know of anyone with decent prices.

Thanks in advance for all the help I can get!

Like I said, I'm bringing back Saturday Style! Submit your requests here for your favorite college football team and I will make a fashion game day spread just for you!

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Fitness Friday

As most of you should know by now, I am dying to get into a career of fitness/health. My plans are to become a personal trainer and sports nutritionist for women.

I've taken the first step, by joining my local gym. I have decided to start training to become a NPC Bikini competitior. I have a very long way to go, but I plan to document every step of the way for you, kind of how I did for my half marathon training.

I have already submitted my resume and applied at this gym to get my feet wet with working with people as goal oriented in fitness as I am. I may even look into becoming certified for group classes (spin, pilates, zumba, etc). I really want to take this on head first. I have slacked for several months now during my life transition, but I'm back in heavy mode. I will start utilizing this blog of mine to help me along the journey.

**Disclaimer: All photos were taken by ME with an Iphone5c from my Instagram. Please do not crop, copy, or use as your own.**

I started a challenge on Nike+ Running for #100byHalloween. It's coming along beautifully!

Will continue with my yoga practice and bring weekly quotes, pictures, and motivation to you.

Like I said, I have a long way to go, but I will charge with all my might and post weekly updates, tips, and motivation.


What are you doing to live a healthy lifestyle?

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

New Life

And so it begins, the story of my new life. It's going to be tough to write, for it will bring back emotions and thoughts I have already banished from my mind.

My last real post I wrote back in February was basically when it all began. In that post I explained how I lost my job at the bar I worked due to it being shut down, and how I got a new job at a very popular restaurant/bar right across the beach in Waikiki. I never imagined myself making as good of friends as I did while I was there. And it definitely changed my life.

I quickly became good friends with a couple of the girls I worked with and it helped me to clear my mind about a lot of things going on in my life. Mike and I's relationship seemed fine on the outside, but on the inside, I was struggling. I felt we had come to a dead end, and sure, I may be judged for giving up and not trying anymore, but I felt that we were never on the same page in regards to future plans. I couldn't do it anymore. I just couldn't force myself to be in that kind of atmosphere anymore. I love Mike to death, and still do, he's a really great guy, but I came to the realization that God put him in my life to teach me a lesson, not to be my lifetime partner. From my Love Story posts, I explained how he was my savior. He helped me grow so much as an individual and helped me learn many things about myself and the world that I don't think I could've learned without him. (and here come the tears) With that being said, the moment I knew it was time to leave was when I visited my good friend (and now roommate) Lorena in her hometown of Lodi, CA. I was there for a week and it was a blast. While I was gone, Mike had taken a surf trip to Costa Rica. We barely talked the whole time and I realized I was ok without him. I may sound heartless, but like I said, I can't help the way I feel.

During my trip to visit Lorena, she took me all over the Bay Area. I have never been to this part of California, and was super excited to experience it all. It's such a beautiful area and it really opened my eyes to what else is out there for me. It was time to leave Hawaii and try something new. I had been struggling with wanting to leave for quite a long time, but always stayed to be with Mike. Now that I realized where my life was heading, I took the step I needed to take, and changed my life, for me. I got back from my trip to California, and broke the news to Mike, I was leaving. My mind was made up and I wasn't turning back. I'd never know how strong I am if I didn't follow through with this plan. He was blindsided.

Of course it was hard for me. Four years of being with someone you love is really hard to leave. But I had to do it, and in the end, I think it will be what's best for both of us. I miss him and our adventures together dearly, but I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be on my own completely to prove to myself I am independent in every aspect. My heart was yearning for this, it's really hard to explain.

Lorena and I made plans to move to Santa Cruz together. She was starting school in the fall and I had nothing holding me back in Hawaii so I decided to join her on a new journey. Things haven't exactly gone as planned, but I'll get to that later.

On a lighter note, here are some pictures from my trip in May when she took me around the Bay Area.

**Disclaimer: All photos are taken my ME with an Iphone4 or Nikon CoolPix L120. Please do not copy, crop, or use as your own.**

I arrived on a Monday night. Tuesday, we decided to go kayaking the river by her house..


Lorena!



That night, Lorena, her sister Alyse, and I went to see a movie. It was a great start to my busy vacation.

Wednesday, the girls took me to San Francisco. My first time ever going to the city and I loved it! We met up with a couple other girls we worked with at Tiki's who were in the area and had a great girls day shopping and walking around the beautiful city. The took me to Union Square, Haight and Ashbury, and Pier 39.

L-R: Kelly, Stephanie, Alyse, and Lorena


Cutestttt houses! Lorena, Alyse, and Kelly


L-R: Kelly, Me, and Lorena




Sunset at Pier 39 before an amazing dinner. L-R: Lorena, Alyse, Me, and Kelly


Stopped in for a milkshake!


Drove down the Golden Gate Bridge at night.

Thursday, we ventured out to Napa Valley. Alyse is dating the son of Sutter Home Wines, so we had a blast!



My first wine tasting ever!


Alyse was a doll and drove us around the whole time so we could taste as many wines as we wanted!


Beautiful vineyards everywhere!


Got the hook up at Napa Cellars thanks to Alyse and her winery boy :) 



This winery had been brought to Napa Valley all the way from Italy. I felt like I had died and gone to Game of Thrones heaven!

We stopped in St. Helena for dinner and brought one of the wines we bought from Napa Cellars. We had a great time and I absolutely loved the experience!

Friday we drove all the way to South Lake Tahoe with Stephanie (one of the girls from SF pics) and her boyfriend Paul. Apparently it was ladies night at one of the casinos there so we were looking for a good time. Plus, I was really looking forward to seeing beautiful Lake Tahoe.

 As soon as we made it into Tahoe. L-R: Me, Stephanie, and Lorena


Our first stop, of course was to get mimosas while over-looking the beautiful lake.



It was absolutely beautiful and there was still snow on the mountains.

We did a little hike to get a better view. L-R: Me, Lorena, Stephanie, and Steph's sister.

Saturday we headed back to Lodi from Lake Tahoe in time to catch the ZinFest that was going on. For a small ticket fee, we got to taste over 100 different booths of wine and even got a free wine glass. We only had about an hour left of the festival by the time we got there, so we downed some wine like there was no tomorrow. After it was over, Alyse wanted us to come with her to Chico, CA to visit her boyfriend and hop around the bars.

That night was a doozy. While Lorena and I were coming back from drunkenly getting some amazing burritos, we came across Alyse's car window had been bashed and all of my stuff that was in the front seat was stolen. $500 worth of makeup and makeup brushes, a pair of shorts, and a Michael Kors sunglasses case had been jacked. I was really bumming about my makeup (LOL) so Lorena and I decided to get a case of beer and a fifth of Fireball to ease the pain :P

 This about sums up that night. The only picture I managed to get, oh and I had to wear the same outfit for like 3 days because of that robbery :(

Sunday we decided to take a drive down to Santa Cruz to check out the place and let me see how it was. We stopped at a bar in Capitola and had a couple bottles of wine and some dinner before making our way back to Lodi. It was such an amazing trip, and definitely life changing. I had such a blast!

I think I got a lot out that I needed to. It has felt good to write all this down and get it out of my system. A lot has happened and still happening. I have so much more to talk about from my last two and a half months living in Hawaii. It was so fun living out there in a different light, carefree, just doing me. My parents even came out to visit before I left. It was amazing.

One thing I want to know, should I start Saturday Style again?

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