Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

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!

Friday, November 3, 2017

A Disney Themed Post and Our Weekend in SD

A friend at work is having twins.  Her and her family are huge Disney fans like my family and I are so I thought it would be fun to give her a Disney themed gift.  Along with the Disney themed gift I made two tags to include with the gifts.


Before I end this post I wanted to share some pictures from a mini vacation my hubby an I went to last weekend in San Diego.  We got to eat lots of good food and have nice strolls along the beaches.


The best part was getting to a Hawaiian concert where our favorite singer Keali'i Reichel performed. Before the concert we enjoyed an ono dinner at the hotel that he was performing at.

Going to his concerts always make a perfect date.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Cards in Honor of Boss's Day

Hope that everyone is doing well. It has been a bit rough on my end but through it all God has been revealing His love for me in various ways and reminding me what is important in life.  One thing that He has been reminding me is to slow down to take notice not only of the big ways, but the little ways that He works in my life each day.  Through staying focused on Him and taking time to think of others has helped me to make it through each day in a positive way. Two people that I thought of this week was my two bosses.  I surprised my two bosses with a gift and a card to honor them for Boss's Day.  Yes I was a week late in surprising them.  These are the cards that I made.  The tag opens up like a card too.



I used a retired Stampin Up stamp set that has an eagle in the set to put on the card. I used an eagle stamp because that is our mascot.  Before I end this post I would like to share some onolicious pictures of the food that my family and I ate last week at California Adventure.  We ordered sour dough bread bowls.  One was filled with chicken salad and the other one was filled with mac and cheese.



For dessert we had pumpkin spice churros.


Thank you for stopping by. Have blessed weekend!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

A Fun Time of Fellowship With a Friend and Bows

Happy Saturday!  My good friend Esther and I used to go out once a month for lunch.  Since August we have seen each other because of my busy work schedule.  Esther and I are grateful that we go to have lunch together this week and have a fun time of fellowship.  We surprised each other with a Hello Kitty themed gift.  This is what Esther made and surprised me with.


This is my gift to her.


I made a bow to put on the bag that I put her goodies in. I had a bigger bow under the white one, but for some reason it does not show up in the picture.


Here are some yummy pictures of what we had for breakfast from Urth Cafe.  There specialty creating a picture in their drinks.





Before leaving I ordered  Pumpkin latte with boba and a matcha green tea Crème brûlée.


Here are a few more bows that I made using the die from Stampin Up.


On the second bow I put piece of Hi-Chew for the center since what is inside the bag is different flavors of Hi-Chew.  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend!