Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Thursday, December 28, 2017

A Belated Merry Christmas

I hope that everyone had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas.  My family and I had a fun and memorable day celebrating Jesus birthday. (I was hoping to post the day after Christmas but I had a hard time downloading the pictures from my phone.   I was finally able to get them downloaded last night.) Prior to all the celebrating each night last week I made tags with the assistance of my hubby for our gifts.  We stayed up until 2am for several nights making them.

To save on time we only had one handmade per family.  The families that have more than family member that received a gift received store bought tags. Here are a few of our decorations.

On Christmas day my hubby and I are asked each year to lead worship in the kids' Sunday School Department.  I am always super nervous before we need to do it, but I am always glad that we get to serve together as our gift to Jesus's for His birthday.

Here is a close up picture of our outfits. We thought it would be fun to both wear our "lights."  If you take a closer look at the lights that I was wearing every other light is Mickey's head.  :)

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 15, 2017

A Hello Kitty Card and Tag Card

Sorry that I don't have anything with a Christmas theme to post today.  I am a bit behind in getting my tags done.  Hopefully by next week I will have them done.  :)  Today I would like to share with you what I made for two friends that likes Hello Kitty.  The first one is a "thank you" card. (Sorry that I took the picture of the card in the car right before I gave it to my friend.)

The second one is a "birthday" tag that opens like a card.

I love the HK scrapbook paper.  I used one of my favorite HK stamps on them.  Since I don't have any crafty to post today with a Christmas theme here are some fun Christmas themed pictures from Disneyland. My family and I went with some friends there last Saturday.

It was especially awesome experiencing some magical snow. :)I hope that all of you are having fun prepping for Christmas.  I can't believe that it is only 10 days away.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

November's Tea Swap

Hope that everyone is doing well and having fun getting ready for Christmas.  My family and ordered out 200+ Christmas cards through Shutterfly on Cyber Monday.  I am almost done with writing our annual newsletter.  After the newsletter is done I will make my Christmas tags.  I hope that I can get them done in time.  Well today I will be sharing the tea swap for Nov.  The optional them was to make a Christmas card or Christmas tags.  I was asked to send a card/tags to Linda. This was the first Christmas card that I sent out for this year.

I sent her a few extra goodies.

She made this card for me

and sent me these items.

Before ending this post I want to share some cute pictures of the time my daughter and I went to a local farm for a tour, to take a picture with Hello Kitty, and several cute backdrops.

The tour was lots of fun.  We got to taste broccoli, persimmon, cuties, lettuce, carrots, and cilantros.  It was the freshest fruits and veggies we ever ate.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

October's Tea Swap

Hope that this post is finding you doing well. I have been pretty busy with work.  My allergies were also acting up.  I was coughing like crazy off and on throughout the day.  I was coughing a lot in the middle of the night.  The coughing caused me to pull some muscles in my back and in the above my hip.  It was been a bit painful to walk, get up, and cough.  I have been praying that my cough would go away very soon and of course that my aches and pains would too. Thankfully over the weekend my cough has gotten a lot better.  I am still aching a bit.  With working being so busy I have not been crafting.  I am getting very behind on making my Christmas tags. LOL!  Since I have not been crafting for the past two weeks or so what I will be sharing with you today is the tea swap for October.  Yes, from October.  I am a bit behind in posting.  I had the privilege of being paired up with my good friend Fran.  Check out the awesome card that she made for me.

She also surprised me with some fun crafty products

and some of my favorite HI snacks.

This is the card that I made for her

along with the goodies that I sent to her. I sent her a snack too, but I can't seem to find the picture on my hard drive right now.  Sorry!

I think the theme of the swap was Thanksgiving.  It's cool that we both decided to make a card that represents the both of on it. We are both truly blest to be part of each others lives.  I thank the Lord each day for Fran and for the friendship that God has blest us with. Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Monday, November 27, 2017

A Beautiful and Fun Mini Vacation

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving last week.  My family and I had a good time with family and enjoyed all the good food.  After Thanksgiving my family and I went on a mini vacation.  We spent some time with family in Fresno and went to Yosemite.  Before leaving for our trip I purchased some shortbread as gifts for family that we will be visiting.  I die-cutted "Thankful for you" to put on each of the boxes.  I think the words added a nice personal touch to each of the boxes. (Sorry you need to click on the picture to get a picture view of the words.)

On our way to Fresno we stopped at the outlet to do some shopping on Black Friday.  I found some great deals at The Loft and Chicos.  I also went Hobby and Lobby and got a fab deal on Basil paper.  Check out all the gorgeous colors.

Here are a few pictures with family in Fresno.  They treated us to a delicious dinner on Friday (They ordered take out.) and

dim sum before for lunch on Sunday.

We loved our time in  Yosemite. It was absolutely beautiful there.  My favorite was the waterfalls.

To me the mountains look too perfect to be real.

and the trees are so majestic.  God's creations are indeed breath taking!

We visited a Japanese garden in Fresno after lunch on Sunday.  My favorite was the pond, bridge, and all the Fall colors.

Our last stop before heading home was getting some boba and dessert at Taipei 101.

We also ordered take out for dinner to eat in the car.  All their food was onolicious! Thanks for stopping by to see what I have to share.  Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving Treats

Hope that everyone is doing well and is ready to celebrate Thanksgiving in a few days.   It has been a busy time for me even though I have this week off from work.  I have been doing some paper work each day for work and spending time with family and friends.  I have done some crafting here and there, but not as much as I need to.  I am very behind on my projects.  Today I would like to share with you some Thanksgiving treats that I made for family and friends.  I kept it simple this year.

I appreciate each of you are taking time to stop by when you have a chance to see what I have been up to.  I hope that each of you will take some time to reflect on what you are thankful for and will have a wonderful time celebrating with family and friends.  Have a blessed Thanksgiving!  

Sunday, November 12, 2017

A Memorable Weekend and Time at Papertales

I hope that everyone is having a relaxing Veteran's Day weekend.  It has been a nice and memorable one for me.  On my day off from work on Friday my family and I went to the Winter Food Festival at California Adventure.  It was lots of fun and very yummy.  I will share some pictures with you at the end of this post.  Yesterday we had my BIL's memorial service. In honor of him we all wore a Star War's theme t-shirt.

All the guests were asked to wear a Star Wars theme, a superhero t-shirt, or a HE>I shirt.  Well, before I share with you some pictures of the yummy food we enjoyed I would like to share with you of one of the stops we always make when we visit San Diego.  A must stop for us is at one of my favorite craft stores- Papertales.  Of course a few weeks ago when my hubby and I were in SD for a concert we went to Papertales.  It is always fun going shopping there and visiting the honor of the stores.  Here is a picture of Michelle and I holding the goodies that we surprised each other with.  (If you are ever in the SD area be sure to check out Papertales.  The store is super cute!)

Here is a close of up picture of what she made for me (Check out the cute post-its inside.)

and what I made for her.

As promised here a some pictures from the food festival.  Our favorite was the curry lamb and the spare ribs. (As annual passholders we got to purchase a voucher with tabs on it to get a little discount on the food.)  I could not pass up on purchasing the lights.  I love the Mickey shaped heads.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!