Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Remembering 9-11

I can't believe that is was 17 years ago that 9-11 occurred.  I remember it as if I was yesterday.  Despite how devastating that day is I am grateful that God has used it to unite our nation.  Every year my family brings some goodies, makes cards, and writes messages to deliver to a local fire station.  Here is what my family and I came up with this year.

As we remember what happen 17 years ago I pray that God will continue to bless the families that were directly affected and pray that He will bless our everyday heroes that serves our communities 24/7 and keep them safe.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Time In Oahu Part 3

Happy September!  I hope that this post is finding you doing well.  I have been busy and very tired lately.  When I am not busy I haven't really felt like doing anything besides relaxing or napping.  Hope that I have more energy soon and is motivated to do more.  Well today I am going to post pictures of my visit with my friend Cindy while I was visiting Oahu.  I made this tag for her

a bag with pineapples on it.  Sorry I forgot to take a picture of the bag with the tag on it. I put several pineapple themed products in her bag.  Cindy loves pineapples so I thought that it would be fun to surprise her with only pineapple themed items.  :)   She made this super cool punch art gift card holder for me

and this nice card.

Besides two cards she gave me a thoughtful and generous gift. It was such a blessing for both of us of to finally meet in person.

We have chatted online and on the phone but this was the first we have met in person.  It is so awesome that we clicked off the bat.  It felt like we knew each other for years.  Cindy is not only a super creative and sweet person, but also a person that loves God. I look forward to seeing her again one day soon. Well before I end this post I have a few more pictures of  our trip in Oahu.  Here is a picture of my family and I on the balcony of our hotel room on the last day of our vacation.
Boy do we miss this view.

Here are some of the beautiful flowers that we saw.  They look too perfect to be real.  God's handiwork is awesome!

Last but not least is some of the cute food that we saw at a bakery at Shirokoya Food Court.  My daughter ordered he crab and I ordered hedgehog.  They were both much too cute to eat.  LOL!

Although it has only been about a month and a half since we have been in Oahu we miss being there already.  To help us miss Oahu just a little less we while we were at Disneyland on Labor Day we wore HI themed clothes, ate a Dole Whip donut, took a picture of a hibiscus, and purchased a Tiki Room themed bow.

I hope that you enjoy what I have to share especially of the glimpse of the fun time my family and I had in Oahu. Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Time in Oahu Part 2

Happy Monday!  Summer ended for my kids last week. I am thankful that they had a fun summer with family and friends. I am sad to see the summer end, but both of them are happy to be back in school to see their friends.  As mentioned in a previous post this post and the next post I will be posting about some the happenings of when we were in Oahu last month.  On the Sunday that we were there I had a good time spending the day with friends while my hubby and he kids chillaxed at the hotel.  My tea friends and I had good time crafting, talking story, and eating together.  Each of us prepped a project for the rest of the group to make.  Prior to going to the get together I made a tea themed tag for each friend in their favorite colors.  On the back I wrote "Your friendship warms my heart"  (Sorry the picture is not centered.)

I attached the tag to a bag that I purchased from Daiso and put their gift inside.

Here a picture of all of us with the projects that we prepped (Back row from left to right: Melanie with a hand sanitizer holder, Brenda with a 3D project that fits into an envelope, Dori: box; Fran is the friend next to me with the itched coasters that she taught us how to make.).

Before ending this post I am going to share two of my favorite pictures that we took.  Here is one of one of my favorite foods that I tried (Mochi donut- We tried 10 different flavors. Just seeing the picture of the donuts is making my mouth water and crave for them.),

and a picture of the sunset from a beach at North Shore.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Time in Oahu Part 1

Sorry that I have been MIA for a bit.  My family and I just got back from beautiful Oahu for our vacation a week ago.  We had an awesome time visiting with friends, going sight seeing, eating onolicious food, and just relaxing.  It was cool that we went to the beach/pool 7 out of 10 days.  For the next three posts I will be sharing with you about our trip.  Two friends that I got to visit were Michelle and Grace.  I made these two tags for them.

Michelle gave me this gift and

Grace gave me this gift.

Here is a picture of Michelle and I

and of Grace and I.

It is always great seeing them and being able to spend some time together.  Before I end this post I a going to share with you one of favorites that we enjoyed- Snow Ice from Frost City.

I also want to share with you some fun projects that my family and I made at the Ben Franklin HPD event.  My hubby and son made the resin popsicles and my daughter and I painted the lazered cut wood (by Mizmatchedstar). 

We all had a fun time.  Besides making the above I made a shaker card.  My daughter made a stress ball and my son got to hold a riot shield and sit on and rev an ATV.  Both of them got to take a picture with one of the officers.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a fun weekend!

Monday, July 23, 2018

A Tag and a Fun Time With a Good Friend

Happy Monday! Last week on Thursday one of my good friends and I had blast at Candytopia, a roving candy museum. It was funny a few weeks ago when we were talking on the phone I asked her if she would be interested in going to the museum.  She said that she was going to ask me if I am interested in going.  Great minds think alike.  :)  Good thing we purchased tickets that night online because the museum will be leaving soon to New York.   It was an hour full of fun, laughter, and sweet fellowship.  Prior to going to the museum I made her a this tag.  I colored it with my Copics and fussy cut the stamp image from Stamp Annie Thing to put on the tag.  My friend loves lady bugs so I thought that she would love the outfit the girl is wearing.

I attached the tag to some goodies for my friend.  All the exhibits at the museum were awesome. It is so cool how they used various kinds of candy for the everything. Here are some of my favorites.

There was one exhibit where they had a dust pan full of confetti and poured it on our heads.  That was kind of fun!

There was also a marshmellow pit.  We decided to not go in the pit, but we had fun playing with them.

I appreciate you for taking time to stop by from time to time to see what I have to share.  I would love to see who has been stopping by so if you would like please leave me a comment so that I can say "thank you."  Have a blessed week!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Mini Vacation in Seattle

A week ago my family and I went to Seattle for 2.5 days with my parents, sisters, BILs, niece, and nephew.  It was a fun but exhausting few days.  We were packed from morning until 11pm at night.  Before leaving for our trip I made cards for the different people that we will be meeting up with.  It was relaxing creating these sunset scenes.  I write most of the cards at the airport while we were waiting to board the airplane.

In Seattle one of highlights was meeting up with family and friends that we have not seen for awhile.  What a blessing it was to see my uncle that I have not seen since junior high, my cousins that I have not seen since I was in elementary school, and two friends that my hubby and I have not seen for at least 5-6 years.

Besides seeing family and friends we had a good time going to the MoPop Museum (We went to the Marvel exhibit, the Jimmy Hendricks exhibit, the Fantasy exhibit, the Sci-Fy exhibit, and a video game exhibit.) (Here is a picture of me with my new friend, The Thing.),

up to the Space Needle (The view was amazing!),

ate good food (This is my favorite- corn battered waffles with pork belly.),

and went to Seattle Center (We saw the first Starbucks, walked around at the Market Place, went shopping, walked down a gum hallway, and walked at the pier.).

At our layover in Portland was so happy to get a Mango Dragonfruit Refresher and a SBs gift card..

It was an indeed an awesome trip.  My family and I thank the Lord for the opportunity to go there. Here is one last picture I will leave you with before I sign off for today.  It's the beautiful sunset from our plane.

Have a blessed weekend!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hello Kitty, Batman, and Good Food

It has been a fun but really hot summer.  I can't believe that it is so hot!  I hope that all of you are having a good summer and are staying cool.  We have been having fun catching up with family and friends and relaxing.  Unfortunately I have not done as much crafting as I would like.  LOL!  Today I would like to share with you a Hello Kitty card that I made for a friend that my kids and I had lunch together with this week.

My kids each drew a picture for her grandson that joined us for lunch.

Here is the delicious food that we enjoyed from Stone Fire Grill. We ate out on the patio so it was especially nice when there was a breeze.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!