Thursday, September 26, 2013

Snacks for After The Game

In front of me today...snacks for after the game.


Mandarin Orange Fruit Cups with volleyballs drawn on the cover. 
Idea courtesy of All Star Team Mom.

And, "S'more - ish" snacks. Cello bag layered with Teddy Graham crackers, M & M's and chocolate chip pieces, mini marshmallows and more Teddy Grahams.

What's in front of you today?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday's Kiss

at the Honolulu Zoo
Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Brighten Your Day!

I like bright colors. It makes me feel like doing a happy dance. Doesn't this colorful Etsy Treasury by Melanie and Bill of CraftCrazy4u make you feel like showing off your boogie moves?

'Today I Brighten Your Day With Teal And Orange' 

Halloween Party Favors, Crayon Rolls Pumpkins Jack O'Lanterns Crayon Rollup, holds up to 6 Crayons School Parties - FrogBlossoms Beaded Blue Bird Necklace, Cute Jewelry, Bead Woven Brick Stich, Kawaii Pendant - BeadCrumbs Kazimir Malevich Russian Painter Geometric Abstract Art Avant-garde Suprematist Movement Vinyl Wall Decal Sticker Eight Red Rectangles 8 - VINYL2079DECALS Custom Wrap Around Button Closure Design Bible or Book Cover - LooklikeaQueen
Hand Knit Hat- Slouchy Hat Beret in Turquoise with black pom pom - womens hat Slouchy Winter Accessories Christmas fall autumn Chunky Knit - earflaphats SPIRAL PUMPKIN WREATH - ADoorableCreations05 Wall Clock Hand Painted Floral Design - RFForeverClocks HALLOWEEN SALE Felted Halloween Pumpkin Bowl Basket for Candies, Nuts, Easter Eggs or Treasuries. Ornament made to order - feltinga
Abstract Painting - Large Original Circle Wall Art - 32x32 Modern Teal and Orange Urban Art - CMFA Party Pack SPECIAL - BOY oh BOY - Little Man Mustache Bash Baby Shower Collection - Apple Green Chevron with Teal & Orange accents - EmeraldCityPaperie Knitted Scarf - Aqua - PolkaDotKreations Teal and Orange Brooch, Cute Flower Pin, Silver Lapel Pin, Accessory, Retro Accessory, Metal Flower Brooch, Gift for Her - LoralynDesigns
3/8" OrangeTaffeta Sheer Iridescent pinstripe 5 yards - PursuitOfHappimess Stuffed Scotty Dog - Teal with Orange Stars - sewcutebylindsay Retro Mushroom (set of 3) - TessaAnn

I adore this girly Quilted Kimikom Holiday Fabric Ornament available in CraftCrazy4u's shop.

Find out more about this unique ornament and read more about the pretty pieces above by clicking on the photos. Thank you Melanie and Bill for including my beaded Blue Bird Necklace in your collection.

Have a smiley day!

Friday, September 20, 2013

A 'Dog Dayz' Treasury

I love our two dogs. We have an old, baying beagle mix that serves as our watch dog when he's not digging holes in the yard or sleeping. We also have our sweet bichon who enjoys lots of cuddle and play time. Our dogs are certainly a big part of our day so I was thrilled to be included in this darling Etsy Treasury, Dog Dayz, curated by Megan of horsecrazy4sure, that celebrates our loyal friends.
Thank you so much Megan for including my Beaded Doberman Pinscher Charm in your collection.

Here is just one of my favorite items from horsecrazy4sure.

Click on the images above to get a better look of the products.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy Aloha Friday!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Bead You Home

In front of me... ball beaded project and Jodi Picoult's Sing You Home.

What's in front of you?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Daisy's New Do

Daisy's new haircut.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Welcoming the Weekend

Hello :) and Happy Aloha Friday to you. Our family looks forward to each weekend as a welcomed reprieve from hectic days. This weekend is a much needed one!

The school year has started with an unexpected bang; we did not roll into it smoothly as we usually do each year. Juggling homework and sports continue to be a challenge and I'm glad volleyball season will be ending soon for my oldest. I'm proud of the dedication that my daughter shows toward school and her team. The younger one starts her season soon and I'm hoping the demands will not be as intense.

My husband celebrated his birthday this week...well sort of... Knowing that the kids wanted to celebrate but sensitive to our circumstances that day, he helped me out by picking up and buying his choice of dinner. A sweet co-worker made him a batch of brownies that we substituted as a birthday cake. He even bought himself a gift, socks, that we wrapped up for him. We'll make it up to him this weekend.

At about 1 a.m. this morning, the civil defense sirens went off in our neighborhood. Both my husband and I got up to watch the news. Sirens going off without any previous notice normally warns us of a possible tsunami. We're not in a inundation area but it affects school and work. After watching the news and receiving no information, we eventually went back to bed. This morning we found out that it was a malfunction in the equipment. Thankfully, no emergency so on with our day.

We woke up to beautiful cooling rain. While it freshens up the air, it also causes traffic. A 40 minute drive to school becomes an hour and a half drive. I'd like to think the cool air will last longer than the traffic.

My Etsy and Craftsy shops are doing well this month. I received a couple of special requests that keeps me busy during the day. Beaded patterns are the best sellers and I've received a steady stream of small sales.

A few weeks ago, I was a recipient of a prize drawing from Lynn's Craft Blog. Lynn is multi-talented. On her blog Lynn shares recipes, paper crafts, jewelry and many DIY ideas and tips. I am flabbergasted by her creativity. I'd like to send a belated thank you to Lynn. Here is a photo of my goodies. It includes a cheery pop up greeting card, an adorable panda note pad, colorful mini envelopes, a cute bear mini album and a $25.00 gift card to Ben Franklin Crafts. Isn't this the most generous prize packet?! Thank you Lynn!!

Signing off and wishing all of you a wonderful day and a fun-filled weekend. Thank you for your support and friendship.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

What Does A Fox Say?!

My fox is very quiet. Downright shy. It doesn't say anything at all. If you like sweet, bashful foxes, I have them available as a charm or as a pattern that you can stitch up yourself.


If you like jacha-chacha dancing foxes, have fun with The Fox by Ylvis.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

No Tricks, Just Treats

An Etsy Treasury

Not just for Halloween.
Check out all these Hawaiian artisans' shops for beautiful, hand-crafted treats!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Collection of Island Treasures

All Hawaii made products. Welcome to 16 new members of Kauai/Hawaii Team.
~ Petrina Blakely (Owner of Petrina Blakely, Hand Painted Clothes, Etsy)

Island Treasures