Missing my little Hawaiian girl…

hwn girl

This week I’m on a business trip and feeling a little homesick.

This is quite unusual for me as I never get homesick when I travel for work, but here I am pining for my husband and children when there’s an entire city at my disposal. A BIG city. My favorite big city.

It could be that I’ll be missing Janey’s very first “dance recital,” which, in all fairness, is not even a real recital. We signed her up for a summer hip-hop class, half-way through the session, mind you (because I couldn’t get it together in time to figure out there was even summer dance classes available), and they’re having a little performance at the mall on Saturday.

Or it could be that my middle child (@bbbbailey) is sending out tweets like this:

baileys tweets

Or maybe it’s Bree texting me every two days asking me to transfer money into her bank account for “gas.” (Maybe not.)

It’s probably just that after finally having my family together for an entire two months, it sucks to be away from them again. Sigh.

I do have some amazing things to tell you, though. Like how I went to Miami Fashion Week last weekend where I went backstage at TIBI whose designer recently collaborated with Degree Women Fine Fragrance Collection and designed swim suits inspired by the fragrances (more on that tomorrow!), and how I’ve been previewing some amazing new holiday collections here in New York that I can’t talk about yet but just know that they are blowing me away with their gorgeousness.

Right now I’m trying to wrap things up at work so I can go meet some of my favorite beauty bloggers for drinks. Maybe a glass of wine will help ease my homesickness.

PS– Have I told you lately that I love you?! I’m not even kidding, my friends. I LOVE that you come here to Makeup Bag to see what beauty products I’m using and loving at the moment and, even more, I love that you let me cry on your shoulder at times. You are the best!

Thank you for reading and supporting this website. I truly appreciate each and every one of you!

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  • Erica, you are great! Your site is wonderful and the stories about your kids make my day (especially Janey dancing to single ladies!). I am sure this site is a lot of work to upkeep – just want YOU to know you are appreciated!

    Lori (Reply)
  • Thank you Lori! That means a lot to me!! (And since you remember Janey dancing to Single Ladies, you see how much it pains me to miss her hip-hop “recital”… haha!)

  • I love ur family… alot! lol. And we LOVE u too :)

    Keep smiling

    kaya (Reply)
  • Thank you Kaya! You’re so sweet!!

  • Erica, I love makeupbag and your family stories! isn’t it wonderful though to have a family that you miss? I’m sure Janey will be a big hit at hip hop and steal the show. Can’t wait to hear about all the new beauty product news you are gathering!

    Christy (Reply)
  • You’re so right Christy! I’m very lucky to have a family to miss :) Thank you so much for your comment!!

  • Oh my gosh, I can’t even tell you how much I love your blog. Every time I check it I have the urge to email/comment/tweet and tell you how awesome it is (and so are you)!!!

    As for the family…well, we’ve already tweeted about that. 😉 I do think your family is awesome and your daughters are beautiful. I love reading about what everyone is up to! :-)

  • You are fantastic in many ways and I hope we can meet up in that fabulous city in September! I sure hope someone is video taping Janey’s recital for you.

  • I just adore your blog! I love hearing the stories about your girls – you sound like a fun family! I love that your little one is doing hip-hop.

    Hope NY is awesome! Very jealous that you’re previewing holiday…

  • You have one of the best beauty blogs out there so of course we’re here supporting it. If you make it, they will come.

    You’re a wonderful mother with the most adorable family. It’s so cute that they miss you right away.

    Jaime (Reply)
  • She Who is Tall and Red– You KNOW I love you! Thank you for your sweet comments!

    Kari– I can’t wait to meet you, too!

    Laurie– Thanks so much for your support. Can’t wait to share the collections with you :)

    Jamie– “adorable” is not the word that comes to mind when I think of my family, haha, but thank you!

  • ahhh, I hope that having the Beauty Bloggerati there eases your sadness! You’ll be home soon :)

  • Erika that was such a cute post, I loved it. You should make Janey T-shirts for her new Twitter fans too haha. And those tweets from your girls are hilarious.

  • Thanks Tammy and Paul. You guys are the best :)

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