Lets Get Real Articles

I won today, Anxiety

By Katrina Yoneda - June 18, 2018

Today I crushed one of my biggest fears—FLYING!!


I know to some, this may seem silly or like nothing to celebrate... but for me this is a huge WIN!! I used to fly just “fine”. We’ve flown to Ireland, the Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Florida... all with much longer flight times than CA to WA. After Caleb was born, however, I developed an absolutely CRIPPLING fear of flying. I mean f’ing awful.  Story time!


#truthbomb about MOVING |with a toddler|

By Katrina Yoneda - May 23, 2018

It all started with a public breakdown. We are talking FULL ON, both hands in my face sobbing! Before I set the scene for THAT pretty little episode; you got to know the events that led up to this very public & manic incident. You’re most likely going to laugh when you find out what the straw was that broke the camel’s back. Thinking about it after some serious hibernation under my blankets with a box of tissue… I can see the humor in it. But first, let’s backtrack!


Losing a Loved One

By Katrina Yoneda - April 06, 2018

It all started with the picture above.


What could this orange tree possibly have to do with my dad?? Read on.


I hadn’t planned on writing about my dad’s passing, yet here I sit. So many things are rushing to my head that I almost feel it’s too overwhelming to organize my thoughts. Here I go…


Losing a loved one.


Dresser Makeover

By Katrina Yoneda - February 26, 2018

This little project may look like a NAIL, but it sure felt like a FAIL. I legit cussed at this dresser for weeks! I am glad it’s done & I am 100% happy with the end result. The process, however, can kiss my ass ;)


Let me tell you what I did & what I’d do differently next time; IF there’s a next time!


I’ve heard that chalk paint is “sooooo easy”. No stripping, no sanding, no priming etc. Sounds GREAT, right?! Thinking to myself I’d be able to finish it in one weekend—SYYYKE.


Face of an ANGEL | Mouth of a SAILOR

By Katrina Yoneda - January 24, 2018

Hopefully this will make you feel better about some of things your own kids say. Orrr it may make you feel better reading this if YOU’RE the person that kids point out in the grocery store?! This is a little list of quotes that I’ve collected for a while now. For your reading pleasure ;) Face of an angel, mouth of a sailor!!



“Mommy, where are you putting that tampon?!?!??”

“Daddy… daddy has big private… & mommy… mommy has teeny tiny private” uuuhhhhhh boy.

the UGLY truth about TODDLERS

By Katrina Yoneda - December 05, 2017

Drunk people & toddlers are the two types of people that say it like it is. AMIRIGHT?! Well I witnessed the ugly truth today, REAL BAD. Caleb & I went out to take our daily trip to Target (don’t act like you’re not addicted either!). We are making our way to the escalators & we are roughly 30 feet away from them when the “IT” happens (as I like to call it). The “IT” being another person eyeballing the very same escalator as you but coming from the opposing direction. You start to quickly analyze their speed & your speed.

RiSE Festival

By Katrina Yoneda - October 10, 2017

Listen up, because you’ll want to hear about this experience! First, I suggest you all add the RiSE Festival to your bucket lists! I am going to start this off by saying that I have a bucket list, & this was one of the few things off of it that I’ve actually checked off. I won’t have many of these breathtaking posts where my family & I are off doing amazing things like this. Let’s face it: having a family, home, bills & adulting duties usually take precedence.

The Nails & Fails of: GRANNY PANTIES

By Katrina Yoneda - September 27, 2017

I’m going to start this post off by saying I am absolutely one of those people that LOATHES the word, *whispers* “paaaaanties”. I’m literally shuddering as I type this. That’s not the point of this post, however. Let me give you a little visual aid before we get to the actual p-p-p-pp talk. I’ve been running around my home like a crazy mom for three days straight now. Why? I’m baking a three tier wedding cake this week! Picture this: