Thursday, November 6, 2014

Falling for Autumn

Hi! Hi! I just wanted to check in, and share a little pinterest love!! I am a sucker for great scenic views!  Since it's Fall, I wanted to share some of these awesome pics that I found on pinterest!!  I love the colors of the Autumn leaves!!! It is so pretty!  I wish in Hawaii, we experience a real Fall season.  We don't really see too much of a season change here, other than temperature, maybe a bit more rain, the sun goes down earlier, and maybe some trees will change a little.  Other than that, it's pretty much the same all year.  Thanksgiving is approaching, and I did already see some mall with Christmas trees up before Halloween.  Ugh! As soon as we know it, BLACK FRIDAY will be here, then we will be hearing Christmas songs on repeat while we're scrambling to wrap gifts to get them out by Christmas day!!  EEK! I will vow to make a noble effort to be as much prepared as possible!  I always start off good, then I kinda peek early, then at the blink of an eye it's the week of Christmas, and I'm still shopping!  All this Christmas talk, is getting me stressed!! 
Are you an early shopper?  Do you start bringing out the decorations the week before Halloween, or are you a last minute everything like me?

Do you have pinterest?  Check out my pins

Happy Fall!! 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Monster Mash

We did the Monster Mash!!! It's almost the day, and I'm feeling the spirit!! :) Just a little midweek pickup!! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Tags

It's that time of the year again!!! October! Halloween!! Yes!! I love Halloween!! Every year I think all year long about ideas for potential costumes.  I always do this, in hopes that I will be well prepared with a costume, but it never fails, here I am the week of Halloween and I'm scrambling for a costume! UGH! I have so many great ideas, so why can't I nail it down and get it going?!! I think the only answer I can really come up with, is too much excitement over the season! That combined with a little(a lot) of procrastination.  I love giving goodies out for Halloween!! Honestly, when it comes to the kiddies I don't like to give them all candy.  I like giving them a little tricks too.  Here are some tags that I made for this Halloween.  I made all of these tags with my cricut, using the Create a critter 2 cartridge for the images, and the tags, bags, and boxes cartridge for the tags.  I will post more to follow! 

Do you dress up?  What are you going to be this year?  What is your fave Halloween treat?

Playing along this week with:

Friday, October 24, 2014

Kalua Pig Nachos

Hi! Hi!! It's been awhile! I just wanted to share one of my go to dishes! It's great for football season!!   For those of you that don't know what kalua pork is, kalua in Hawaiian means to cook in an underground oven or an imu.  In a nutshell it is pork cooked in an underground oven.  It is shredded and served. You can totally make this in the oven, but traditionally it's made in the imu.   I first discovered this awesome dish at a local bar, and thought it was so delish!  Then I found it on  and I had to try it.  It's been a hit every time, so now it's one of my go to dishes!  It's so easy and so yummy!! I make mine a little different from the recipe.

Kalua Pig Nachos

-Any type of corn chips (I usually use Tostitos chips)
-1 container of Kalua Pig
-Shredded cheeses of your choice (at least bags)
-1 container of lomi lomi salmon (or make your own)
-1-2 avocados
-1 lemon
-1 container of Sour Cream
-Chili Pepper water
-1 bunch Green Onion chopped
-1 bottle sliced Jalepenos

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
-I don't use guacamole for in my recipe, but feel free to use it if you'd like.  Instead, I mash the fresh avocados, juice the juice of half of the lemon, and sprinkle a little salt.  Mash it all together, until it comes smooth.  The lemon should help smooth it out.  Set that on the side for later.
-For the lomi salmon, you can buy ready made or make your own by, dicing up tomatoes, onions, green onions, and chopped salted salmon.
-Prep you sour cream by adding chili pepper water to your sour cream, you may squeeze some of the left over lemon in it if you'd like.
-To make things easier I use a foil pan, spray it lightly with cooking spray
- Add some chips  to cover the bottom of the pan
-Add some cheese on top of chips,
-Add some Kalua Pig,
 Keep layering the cheese, chips, and Kalua until you have your desired amount
-Put the pan in the oven for 5-10 mins, until the cheese is melted
-Once you remove the pan from the oven, add the rest of your ingredients
-Top the chips with the avocados
-Now add the sour cream
-Then add the lomi salmon
-Next add the green onions
-Finally top it off with the sliced jalepenos
*Serve hot and Enjoy!

*I have made this with liquid cheese, it does get soggy faster, but it doesn't dry out as fast as the shredded cheese does.  Usually it's gone before it gets too soggy or dry.  Use your own judgement, it tastes awesome either way!   Sometimes liquid cheese is a little expensive, unless you're buying the huge can size.
Have you made this before?  What's your go to dishes? What are your football fav dishes?

Cheers to the weekend!!! 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thanks a bunch!

Hello there!! It's been  a long time since I've posted a card!  This is a thank you car that I recently made for my aunty!  I've been having fun making this style of card, it is very simple but I love it!! 

This is the card all put together.

This is the card, I wrote my personal message on the back of this card.

I folded an accent piece of card stock

I added the sentiment to the "band" part of the card 

The assembly of this card is very simple.  It is basically 3 pieces.  You will need 1 card as your main card, add some die cuts, stickers, draw a picture, whatever your heart desires.  Get a smaller piece of paper and cut it down to at least half of the first piece. Make sure that it's the same width as your main card.  Fold it in half, slip the main card inside the card that you just folded.  Now for the last piece, since it is just an accent, it can just be a strip since it is just an accent.  Wrap it around the entire width of the card.  This piece holds the card together.  You can leave it as it is, or decorate it  like I did.  It will also look cute, with a ribbon or tulle tied around it as well.  You can also add more cards if you'd like.  This design is great for invitations as well.  

To make this card I used the cricut walk in my garden cartridge, and butterfly punch.

I hope you like it!

This week I am playing along with:

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Just wanted to check in, and share this pic that I took last month.  More on this pic to come...  Summer is pretty much over, but it has been the hottest here thus far.. Can you say global warming!  I've never experienced heat like this here in Hawaii in all of my life!  We've been hitting 90 almost everyday!!  With the humidity, you can only imagine how hot it is!  It's unbearable!  I am so thankful, that I haven't gotten heat rash yet! I'm knocking on wood, because when I was younger I suffered from a bad case of heat rash.  We are still not outta the woods yet, with hurricane season either, I guess we should be so lucky that our problems have only gone as far as humid weather.  I hope the fall season brings, cooler weather soon! 

How is the weather in your neck of the woods? 

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!