Monday, August 18, 2014


Hellloooooo!! We've been having some hurricane and tropical storm problems here.  Our neighbor island Hawaii island wasn't so lucky  a couple weeks ago.  They were hit by Hurricane Iselle, and 10 days later some parts of the island are still without electricity.  If anyone would like to help out those affected by the storms, here is some info on how to make a donation.  No donation is too small.  

Since a lot of the damages were from trees being uprooted and knocked down, I've been thinking about trees a lot lately.  Trees are so beautiful, and although in this case they caused a lot of heartbreak, they are really a beautiful part of nature.  This weeks pinspirations are all about the treehouses!  I'm obsessed with the show Treehouse Masters!  It is so awesome!  People are able to create the treehouse of their dreams!  I've seen them do all different trees too, I wonder how they would do a palm tree? :)  I have picked 7 treehouses that caught my eye in some sort of way.  They are all awesome in their own way.  I sit and daydream, of having a treehouse!  With all these hot days we've been having, at night I often think how nice it would be to have a treehouse to go sleep outside in.  On how great it would be to watch shooting stars from a treehouse!  I just think of peace and tranquility when I think about a treehouse.

I am so crazy over treehouses, I've created a board on pinterest dedicated to it! If this is something that you're interested in or if you have a board on treehouses, leave a comment and I would love to follow you! I hope this add a little smile to you day! 

Summer is slowly coming to an end, and I can only wish for an endless summer, but with the days getting shorter and the wacky weather we've been having, I know that in a blink of an eye, it will be winter! 

Happy August!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

3 sisters birthday

Happy hump day! (insert camel voice)...Can you believe it 2 posts in 1 week?! haha! I recently had the pleasure of making these for a 3 sisters birthday party!  It was a bit of an asian theme, so this is what I came up with.  Let me just say that I love this box!! Don't be surprised if you start seeing it a lot more soon!  It is very easy to make, and does save a lot of paper.  This die cut is from sizzix, it is called the scalloped gable! The scalloped tag is part of the die cut, so that is a major bonus!  I found this stamp with 3 asian sisters, I stamped it on the tags and colored them for some fun.  There is chichi dango mochi in the boxes, and I tied them with pretty ribbons!  

This was part of the party decor!  I cut out sakura flowers in all different sizes and paired different colors to make it pop! The origami cranes were actually supposed to be an entirely different idea, but with lack of time, I wasn't able to execute the plan.  I went to plan B with these pretty cranes, and just double stick taped them down to the flowers and plopped them to the tables for some extra decor!  It is a simple idea, but it really did make a difference of the overall look of the tables and the entire setup.  I am so happy with how it came out.


Monday, July 28, 2014


Once again, I apologize from being sooooo absent from blogging! Summer has fully consumed my life!  I have been crafting here and there.  For today, I just wanna share some quotes on adventure! I haven't done this in a while, and will surely start doing it again!

I hope your summer has been full of adventure!  If it hasn't been so far, there's still time to get out there and enjoy the rest of the summer!

loves happy hour

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Butterfly wands!

Happy July!! Hope your summer is going great!  Just wanted to share some recent projects.  I've been very busy, and haven't been taking as much pics of my projects as I should. 

I made these wands for my besties daughter to give her little friends for her ballet recital.   I really kinda just winged this 1.  Jumped in totally blind, and just went with what worked!   I was so excited to make these and even more after they ended up being cute!  After I was done, I kept thinking to myself why didn't I try making this before?  

It was very simple!  I had some left of dowls from previous projects, so I just used those.  I ended up needing more last minute,  so I used chopsticks.  You can get a bag of assorted size dowls for a couple dollars at the craft store or I've even bought it at Walmart. I wrapped all the dowls and chopsticks with grosgain ribbon to jazz it up and make it more colorful.   I used foamies to make the butterflies and Hello Kitty.  I cut the foam with my big shot, using the diecuts.  If you don't have a die cut machine, you can easily trace and cut your own design or even just buy some cut pieces at the craft store or even Walmart.  I glued the pieces together and let set.  After the glue dried, I added a bow to finish it off!

I made her a little ballerina Hello Kitty goodie bag! To go with her Hello Kitty wand!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Rrrrrrr you ready to parrrrrttyy?!

Hi! Just checking in!! I wanted to make a note, that my last couple posts have been from my phone via blogger app! It's pretty wonderful! I know I'm a little late to the party, but I did have it on my old phone bit didn't really use it.  I'm still getting the hang of the features, but it's pretty easy!

Anywho! How is your summer going so far??! Can you believe how fast June has gone by?! It's getting hotter around here, and currently I'm sick! #ick I hope to get better soon, because it sucks being sick when the weather is so perfect outside!  I hope you're enjoying the summer so far!

Just wanted to share a little birthday tag that I made recently!  It was a pirate theme, and such a cute parrrrrttyy!  I used the cricut for the entire tag.  Tags, bags, and boxes for the tag shape. Create a critter for the rest of the images.  I used raised double stick tape to make the images pop out a little more, and of course decorated the entire tag with my fave, white pen! Super simple, and fun!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Spring Flings

It's been a little bit since my last post! I just wanted to share some things that I made recently for a couple of 1st birthdays! I'm enjoying the Summer so far, and trying to make the most of the sun!! What are your plans for the Summer?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


I know that this is a little late, but I just had to share!! A couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to see Bruno Mars live in concert here in Hawaii!! To sum it up in a few words, I will say that it was AWESOME!!  It was so much fun! After his SUPER performance during this years Bruno Bowl, I mean Super Bowl I knew that seeing him live would be AMAZING!! Even though my tickets weren't the greatest and a bunch of our tickets were single seats, it was still so good!! He had 3 shows, I went to the Saturday show.  I have to admit that I was so excited that I couldn't sleep the night before.  I woke up so early for a Saturday, excited with anticipation! All day long I was anxiously awaiting the coming events!  We left the house at 4:30 to arrive early to get good parking.  Angela Johnson had 2 shows at the same venue that night, so the parking would surely be an issue.  We planned to go to Doraku across the street for Happy Hour, but with everyone having the same plan the wait was 2 hours. :(  That was not going to put a damper on my night! We walked a little ways down, and enjoyed some Margaritas and tacos at Wahoos! We walked back to the venue and to our surprise the line was already wrapped around the building.  The line went very swift and was very organized! In no time, we were inside standing with hundreds of others looking at the merch table! I made a bee line for the concession while the rest of my party split into bathroom lines, merch lines, and entrance to the arena lines.  With concert prices I was gonna make sure that I got the most bang for my buck, and ordered a Long Island ice tea! I was for sure guaranteeing myself a gnarly hangover the next day, but chopped it up to being so worth it for the sake of BRUNO!!! Still untangled in excitement, I was so ready for the concert to start! We went in to find our seats, and The Green went on! So happy for them, that they opened for Bruno!! Enjoyed a couple more drinks, I guess Long Islands made me feel like I was 21 again! haha! Finally when the curtain went up and Bruno hit the stage, it was on!! Let me tell you, he did not disappoint! It was the best concert I've ever been too! Even better than Michael Jackson! eek! Did I really just say that?? I think I did....don't get me wrong, Michael is and will always be the all time King.  It was the atmosphere, the intimacy of a smaller but packed venue that really made an impact! I really also think that because he's from Hawaii, and being home that he was more relaxed and at ease.  Seeing him up there, I really felt happy for him, and for how far he has come.  Even though, he has won a Grammy, and performed at the Super Bowl and all over the world, to see him at home on the stage where it pretty much started for him...he really has come full circle! I was so excited, half way through the concert, I was looking for a ticket to go to the Monday night show!! If you have the opportunity to see him live, DO IT!!

 It was amazing!

This is my favorite song from The Green!

I apologize for the poor quality pics, I was so excited none of my pics turned out good! 

Cheers! to the local boys from Hawaii! Representing us well!! Bruno Mars and The Green!! This was a great night, one that I will surely TREASURE!