Sunday, May 30, 2010

getting to know you!

I borrowed this from Laurie Anne over at Rebel Blossom.  I thought it would be fun to do a little "get to know you" since I have some new followers lately!  If you want to play along, leave me a link to your blog with the answers.

1. Is there something you've always wanted to try but just can't muster up the courage to actually do yet?
I have the courage to do this but I haven't had the chance yet...I really want to go scuba diving, not snorkeling - I've done that plenty, but deep sea scuba diving!

2. If you had $100 handed to you in cash what would you spend it on?
It would go directly to my fun for a 18-200mm lense for my camera.

3. What was your favorite piece of playground equipment as a child?
I loved swinging, as high as I could go, then jumping out of the swings from way to high.  Felt like flying!

4. Do you prefer a sweet or hearty breakfast?
Hearty.  I like Kashi Shredded Wheat, its filling, a tad sweet and healthy.  Too much sweet in the morning makes me a little ill.

5. Are you a Neat Freak or a Messy Bessy?
I can be both, I lean more towards Neat Freak.  Messes give me a headache, HOWEVER my creative area is always messy when in use.  :o)
Now its your turn!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

something old

I took pictures of an antique camera about a month ago.  Yes, that's how far behind I am on editing all my pictures!  Anyway, I think its lovely and I wish I owned one.  I really know nothing about old cameras, but its fun to imagine who owned this when it was new and what kind of pictures it took...

Any of you out there an expert in the antique camera field?  I know I can just ask google, but its more fun to hear about it from one of you!


Monday, May 24, 2010

how does your garden grow?

So far, its grows quite nicely thank you, although mostly in pots.

This is the first year in a while that we are not
a) living in a highrise in waikiki where I can grow nothing other than bamboo.
b) living in north carolina where I would be eaten alive by giant misquitoes if I dared to step outside.

Because of the two reasons above, I decided to try a hand at gardening this year. 

Meet the marigolds:

They are about a week old, I love these, they remind me of helping my mom plant this when I was a little girl.  They are fool proof, pretty and its super easy to harvest the seeds.  We will revisit these guys in a few weeks and you'll be astonished by how much they have sprouted!

May I introduce, the Early Girls:

So far they have done well being transferred to bigger pots, they seem much happier than when I found them at the nursery.  Squishy isn't too thrilled with the prospect of us having to eat the tomatoes though...he's not a fan of the veggie fruit.

Next, meet the strawberries. 

I've got three different types in there, and wouldn't you know I don't know which is which!  Oh well, they are just starts that I "borrowed" from my mother-in-laws plants.  Squishy is very excited for these...there's nothing better than fresh strawberries on a nice summer day...yum!

And last, but not least, here are the sunflowers: 

I still have no clue where to transplant these little guys once they are ready to be moved.  I'll have to think of something clever though...since they are supposedly going to reach 5-6 feet.  Yikes! does your garden grow?


Friday, May 21, 2010

who's the winner?

I am sure you are all dying to know!  But first things first, I want to thank each and every one of you for playing along and entering my giveaway...209 comments!  That's more than I ever dreamed of.  93 followers...that's nearly 40 new followers?!?  WOW!  Thank you so much for visiting my blog, you all have no idea how much that means to me.   :o)

Ok, now the reason you're all here for...let's ask Mr. who will win the green giveaway.

Who is #102?

Congrats Sarah!  You won my green goodies!
I'll be in touch with you soon! 
A BIG thank you, to all who participated!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

oh, happy day!

If you are looking for the SMS giveaway, click here!

I have a few things to chat about...but nothing crafty to post about - yet.  That will be coming soon.

My craft room is almost done.  It is a converted garage, converted back in picture this: wood paneling on all the walls, not pretty wood either, old-dark-dirty-cedar-wood paneling.  UGLY.  Yuck.

We gave it two coats of primer and two coats of paint and it looks AMAZING!  The carpets are clean and we are going to hang blinds (you should have seen the curtains, they were hideous - so gross). 

This room is no longer a dark, scary cave, home to spiders and who knows what else.  Its it now the new home to my sewing machine, serger and of course my stash!  I will post pics as soon as its all set up.  I am still kicking myself for not taking "before" pictures.  The difference is incredible.  It's amazing what a little paint can do!

In other news, yesterday was my 2nd wedding anniversary!  I can't believe its been two years since my toes were buried in the white sand at Lanikai Beach on an early Sunday morning, while we said our vows with the Pacific Ocean as our witness.  It was magical!
Happy Anniversary my dear NP, I love you more than you'll ever know!

(sorry for the mushy post - I hope you can forgive me!)



Monday, May 17, 2010

I promised!

**comments are now closed.  I am completely overwhelmed by the number of entries!!**

I promised I'd have a giveaway.  And I don't break promises, I delay them at times, or forget.  But I don't purposely break them.  :o)

It's giveaway day over at Sew, Mama, Sew, if you haven't already - go check it out!  It is so much fun sifting through all the blogs, to see what goodies are available to win!  I participated back in December and although I only won a small item, I found so many great blogs that I am still reading now. 

What can I win, you ask?  Why, a lovely collection of green goodies.  If you read my blog, you know I love am obsessed with the color green.  Because of this fact, I put together a pretty little gathering of all things green.

Included are three fat quarters of green prints, two spools of green ribbon, some super cool, La Mode buttons, made from recycled cotton (very "green" if you ask me), mint green thread and a lovely little green tin.

how cute is that?!  seriously.

Now, here is how you can win...

Leave me a comment, on this post, telling me about your dream vacation spot - I can't wait to hear all about them!  Followers get an extra entry, but please leave me a separate comment telling me you are a follower.  If you want to blog about my giveaway, I'll give you an extra entry as well, please leave a separate comment with the link back to your blog. 

Sounds easy enough to me! 

The giveaway is open until Thursday, May 20th, 9pm PST.  After that time, I will being assisted by to choose a lucky winner.  The green goodies will be shipped out on Monday, May 24th.  Unfortunately I cannot ship internationally.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!


Friday, May 14, 2010

its here!

I've been wishing for and wanting this comforter set, badly, for quite some time now.  I finally found it in stock at Target and brought it home.  Its beautiful and goes so nicely with the minty green wall in my bedroom. 
I loves it. :o)  

I promise to take "real" pictures soon of our new home, I've just been so consumed by moving that my camera has been neglected...along with everything else.  But I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and we are slowly emerging from this haze.  Exciting things are on the horizon!

What are you looking forward to in the coming months?


Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Look at this collection of pyrex...found on flickr. Wow, its beautiful, makes me want to go thrifting immediately! Did you know its been a month since I've stepped foot inside a thrift store?

Moving has completely throw everything out of whack. My sewing is still all packed up, my scrapbooking is in an unorganized mess and my desire to do anything crafty has been smothered by things I need to do (like: unpack the many boxes that litter my floors, finish painting the trim, mow the lawn, attempt to plant a small flower garden...)

I feel as though I may never have the chance to be crafty again. And that makes me sad. I know this is just a phase and I'll be back to my usual endeavors again. But until then, I'll look at the 700+ blog posts in my google reader and cry because I know there is no way I will ever have enough time to read through all those posts, let alone catch up on my blog!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

special day!

I know I said I'd have a giveaway ready for today, but I lied.  I'm sorry (hangs head in shame)  It is coming soon though...once I can walk through my new house without seeing boxes that need to be put away.

However I do have a very special wish for all you mama's out there.  Today is YOUR special day, enjoy it!  Enjoy your family, take it easy and relish in the fact that you are such an important part of everyone's life! 

I woke up today with breakfast being served, the dishes all done and a large bouqet of daisies waiting for me.  Little Big even got her bath without my help.  Not only all that... but the sun is out, the sky is blue and its going to be WARM today.  I love it.  Sundays are a beautiful day, nothing to do but enjoy my family and drool over pretty orchids.  :o) 

I hope your day is as wonderful as mine has been so far!

Happy Mother's Day!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

its been a year?

I am sneaking some internet from my parents.  I will be officially "hooked" up tomorrow and I can't wait.  This poor blog has been neglected terribly and I am sorry! 

Its been a year since I started this how time flies.  In honor of my 1 year "blogiversary" I think a giveaway is in order.  The announcement will be made this Sunday...A fun collection of goodies will be offered, so stay tuned for that!

I love my new bedroom...I'll post pics when its finally finished.  Its so small, but so comfy and it has a beautiful mint green wall which makes me swoon everytime I see it.  :o)

So here I leave you with some pretty pictures of pretty bedrooms that make me want to take a nice long nap...enjoy!