"For all of us, becoming indigenous to a place means living as if your children's future mattered, to take care of the land as if our lives, both material and spiritual, depended on it." - Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass
Music & Lyrics
My Cassette Tape Carly Dress is one of my absolute favorites!
"We all want a cute dress that lets us breathe and move easier, so we are excited about the Carly - a swing dress that flatters the best parts of a feminine physique while being flowy and breezy everywhere else. The Carly comes in a wide array of fabrics, prints, and washes and has some amazing features such as a patch pocket, a flattering high-low hemline, and cool open sleeves.If you don’t already own a swing dress, we guarantee that you soon will! We all want a cute dress that lets us breathe and move easier. One that is chic, comfy and as versatile as your taste. Which is why we are excited about the Carly - a swing dress that flatters the best parts of the feminine physique while being flowy and breezy everywhere else.
Today’s modern swing dress is a flowy, comfy dress that still has an A-line shape. But rather than hugging your waist, the “A” shape hugs closer to your chest, with the fabric belling out from there. Because of the higher position of the “waist,” the swing dress has lots of movement potential--it “swings” when you walk! And there’s nothing more beautiful and feminine than a dress that swings and flows about you as you walk, dance, and just lounge."
Available @ Lularoe Ana Aiono Dowden
You're My Star
Shinning Brightly In My Heart
Come What May
Through the Storms
You Will Keep Me Safe and Warm!"
Two years ago,
today, I became a Mother to this beautiful boy!
I remember feeling scared as they rushed me in for an emergency C-Section because the baby was showing signs of distress every time I had a contraction and even though my C-Section was scheduled for later in the morning, when my water broke the doctors decided to get things going sooner than anticipated. I was scared, as I'd never had a major surgery. But when they placed this boy on my chest, a rush of pure love and warmth spread over me like the light from the sunrise spreads across the sky. I felt a peace that has forever changed me for the better.
Happy Birthday Ronan!
Lucky ME that I get to be your Mother!
"Lucky Me" was written and sung by my nephew, Curtis Casey.
The Lyrics are so beautiful and perfectly describe how I feel about Ronan.
Work The Middle!
TODAY is the DAY!
My nephew, Alex Aiono, was recently signed to Interscope Records and has just released his new single:
"Work The Middle"
His Interscope Artist Bio Page states:
"A 20-year-old singer/songwriter who plays a half-dozen instruments, Aiono’s first music industry connection was made while busking on the Santa Monica Promenade at age 15, and it didn’t take long before he was writing songs with the likes of John Legend. Newly signed to Interscope Records, and in the midst of recording his first full-length album, Alex Aiono is delivering his first official single that’s sure to expand his devoted following—a fanbase that already includes 4 million YouTube subscribers and fast approaching half a billion views, 1.7 million Instagram followers, and 400k+ Twitter followers. Beyond all of the millions of fans, more impressive is how engaged they are with every song, image and post, finding refuge in his alluring energy."
Ever since Alex was a little boy I remember him singing and thinking to myself how cool it was that he liked to sing at such a young age. Throughout the years, I've been privileged to see him develop as a singer, song writer, and performer. I've heard his voice mature and talent grow and seen his unrelenting drive to follow his dreams.
Alex is such a great example to our family of hard work and dedication.
I'm so grateful that my son is able to look up to his cousin and see a person full of kindness and willing to always share his talents.
I know that his Nana and Papa would be so proud of him!
WE LOVE YOU ALEX!