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Monday, November 25, 2013

A Thanksgiving Card and Treats

Since this week is Thanksgiving I thought it would be the perfect time to post what I made last month's tea swap.   The optional theme was "Fall" and the optional colors to use were black and white.  Here is the outside of my card

and the inside.

As my Thanksgiving treat for friends I used a bunch of my punches to create a turkey and put it on top of a chocolate covered oreo nugget.  I didn't think I was going to be able to finish them all in time, but thanks to my hubby we were able to make over 50 of them.

I hope that all of you will have a blessed time celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends and will have some time to reflect on what you are grateful for. For me, I am grateful that God has put in my heart to think of one thing that I am thankful for each day of this month.  I know that it's important to be thankful for what we have each day, but I admit that I don't stop to think about how blessed I am often enough.  This will definitely be one of my New Year's resolutions for 2014.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Perfect Treat Box for Fall

I hope that everyone is having a good November so far.   The holidays are just around the corner. Even though this time of year is one of my favorites, I'm not very thrilled about needing to get ready for all the festivities.  Each year I pray that God would help me to slow my pace down despite all the things I need to do so that I can really enjoy the true meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Today I will be sharing a treat holder that a friend sent to me that is perfect for this time of year.  The ono treat inside is a package of Reese's.  Reese's are one of my favorites.  (I was so surprised that it made it all the way over from HI in one piece.  She sent it in a bubble envelope.)

When I saw her post on her blog with the treat holder, I e-mailed her and asked her to make me one.  I love the idea!  Along with the treat holder she sent me a Hello Kitty pez dispenser.

She knows how much love HK.  :)  Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone!

Veteran's Day Weekend

I hope that everyone had a wonderful 3 day weekend.  Even though it was a long weekend I still thought it went by too fast.  LOL!  It started off with celebrating my son's b-day at Chucke Cheese.  I purchased the Batman buckets and nicely arranged lots of fun goodies in it.  I attached the "Bat Symbol" tag onto the handle.

Here is a close up picture of the "Bat Symbol" and the message that I wrote on the back.  I used the bucket as part of the decorations for the table.

On Sunday we went to church, relaxed to recover from my son's party, and  had dinner with a family from church that we have become good friends with.  We took them to one of our favorite HI restaurants, Back Home In Lahaina.  While I was entering the restaurant I heard someone saying "hi" to me.  It was Leanne, the co-owner of Yumi and Fumi, which is aka one of my favorite stamp companies.  Her and her team were having dinner together after the stamp convention.  They were all nice enough to let me take a picture with them.

My family and our friends ordered different platters- the luau platter, saimin, spam fried rice, and the teri chicken and beef platter .  We each has spam musubi for our appetizer.  I ordered the seared ahi salad.

For dessert my son and one of our friends received a complimentary dessert- a chocolate macadamian nut cheese cake and a jello macadamian nut cheesecake in honor of their b-days.  Both of them were super ono.Before leaving to go home my friend and I took a picture in front of the "train station" and showed off our new pair of "Crocs."  :)

On Veteran's Day my family and I spent some fun, quality time at Disneyland.  In honor of the Veterans past and present we all wore red, white and blue.

It was extra fun being at Disneyland that day not only because it was Veteran's Day, but also because it was the first day that Disneyland had all their Christmas decorations up.  Among all the decorations were the following: the castle was covered with snow, the Christmas tree was up,

huge wreaths were up and  Small World and Jungle Cruise were decorated with Christmas decorations, and much, much more.  All the characters were wearing their Christmas attire and we got to watch the Christmas parade.  (If you click on the picture ablove with Mickey you will see that he has a Christmas vest and his jacket is much more fancy than usual.) We also got to take a picture with the characters from the new movie, Frozen, that will be coming our near Thanksgiving.  My daughter was especially happy to get to meet them.  After the weekend was over, my family and my heart was not only grateful for the Veterans, but also ready to celebrate CHRISTmas.  I think our hearts are ready, but everything else is not quite ready just yet.  :)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Post in Honor of Hello Kitty

Over the weekend several of the local Sanrio stores celebrated Hello Kitty's 39th b-day by having a little party.  Unfortunately my family and I were only able to make it to one of them.  All 4 of us had a great time.  My daughter and I had fun taking pictures with Hello Kitty.  (We have seen HK wearing different outfits previously, but her kimono by far is the cutest.)

My son played games to earn tickets to help me earn a cute Hello Kitty bag while my daughter played some games and earned a treat bag and pencil and/or pen pouch.  (The item wrapped in plastic and a ribbon is a HK candy in a cute cupcake holder.  Each person that purchased a ticket to play games received one.)

Like I mentioned earlier we have met HK several times previously, but this time by far was the most memorable.  My daughter and I are pretty big HK fans, but their was a lady that was even a bigger fan than both of us put together.  She was screaming at the top of her lungs with excitement when she was playing the games and even shedded some tears when she was able to take a picture with HK.  Well, since this post is about Hello Kitty it's only fitting to post a super cute card that a friend made for me with HK on it.

Thanks for stopping by!