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April 3, 2011

Aloha!

 

It’s been awhile. I’ve been caught up with sewing and taking a break by biking to the beach, running and walking as I listen to my iPod in one ear and the sound of crashing waves on the other.  Today, I went to the beach again, but with my older sister and my niece.  There was way too much tourists, not like how it used to be. I just sat back and realized how wonderful it was when it was peaceful, safe for kids and not having to worry about drunk people on the beach. Goodness..this is Hawaii!! But who are we kidding, right?

 

my niece with her ‘kisses’

Other than that, it was a wonderful sunny day.

 

Went to Ben Franklin craft store after and made my niece headbands.

my niece’s headbands – getting ready for Easter

 

I have been looking at cake pops and other than wanting to eat some, I’ve been wanting to make some. Here are some from Starbucks.

Starbucks Cakepops

Here is the bag I made the other day, an order for a baby shower.

 

And lastly, I went bowling with my side of the family for my cousin’s birthday. Here is a crazy pic of my younger sister, my niece and I, while waiting for everyone.

I was horrible, as always. My highest was 99. So my husband bragged about his score of 140. Ha ha. Other than that, it was a good wings, cupcakes, bowling, family night.

 

Whatever it is you’re doing this weekend or coming week, whether it would be with crazy family, crazy friends or crazy self, have a crazy fun time! Or even the NCAA tournament, whether UConn or Butler, cheer for someone. ha ha.

 

And remember…

What a wonderful world.

 

Mahalo,

-R2

 

 

Zoom Zoom Zoom March 25, 2011

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Aloha!

 

Have you ever had a dream car? Ever played with matchboxes as a child?

 

This weekend, we went to an auto show at the Hawaii Convention Center. It was like being a kid all over again, except they weren’t matchbox, but real cars that half of America can’t afford to purchase. Especially, with today’s economy and gas prices increasing almost everyday.

Walking around for 3 hours with high heels on, I sat down to wait for my husband finish his car to car viewing (3 hours wasn’t enough for him, haha).  It’s interesting what you see when you’re just still in the middle of a whole bunch of people.  Some went inside the cars, checked out what features it has, some just looked at the price tag to see the price and how much the MPG is, which by the way, electric cars are the next hybrids, but overall, people like me were there because most of us are a bunch of dreamers.  Dreaming that one day we’ll get that car we’ve always wanted.

 

What is your dream car?

Here are some of the cars I took pictures of…

Love this Ferrari’s interior…

Ferrari
Lamborghini

 

Another Ferrari

This bad boy on the bottom? It’s only $273K. That’s how much a mansion cost in some states. Most of these luxury cars were locked and blocked.

Bentley

This Audi R8 is something I always look forward to, every car show. Love the LED lights and it just looks so classy and fast at the same time.

Audi R8

So those are really nice luxury cars, huh? Well, guess which car I like?

 

 

Yup! This very unique, Nissan Cube. haha. It’s a more realistic dream. Something that can actually happen within the next 5 years. haha. I just love how it’s different, so futuristic, not too small but not too big in space, perfect to drive for someone who’s under 5″ like me. haha. And it’s just so…for lack of a better word, cool.

 

Well, there’s nothing wrong with dreaming. So whether it’d be a Bentley, Ferrari, Mercedes, or even a Cube that you dream about, keep on dreaming and make sure to reach for your dreams. If it’s meant to be…then you’ll get it. If not, be content with what you have anyway.

 

Love and Mahalo

-R2


 

Macaroons, Scrubs and More March 23, 2011

Aloha!

Ever had a macaroon?

This past two days, my husband and I went on an eating excursion on new restaurants in town. First stop, La tour cafe. We had panini, chicken pesto flat bread and these to-die-for macaroons..

Guava macaroon – their best seller
Mango, Black Strawberry and Guava macaroons
Macha green tea, Melona, Mango, Strawberry and Guava macaroons

Then..We went to Yogurstory yesterday, they had really nice interior designing. We had Red velvet waffles with taro cream cheese and chocolate drizze, Dolce de leche waffles with caramelized bananas and santa monica eggs benedict. It was delish!

Dulce de leche waffles
Red velvet waffles with taro cream cheese, red velvet croutons and chocolate drizzle
Santa Monica eggs benedict

Our friend couldn’t get enough of the macaroons so we went to get more the next day…

Mango, Chocolate, Melona and Macha green tea macaroons

Went home and back to sewing, I had 2 orders of scrubs.  The prints are so cute. One is brown with Hawaii-ish all over it such as ‘Da Bus’, Diamond Head crater, beach, Trolley, streets such as Waikiki and Nimitz, Ala Moana mall, its so cute. The blue print has cute tokidoki-ish design, also a little local style with ‘Spam Musubi’ and rainbows and such all over it.

Nursing scrubs size small

Now back to sewing, or thinking of my next project…or maybe I should run and workout before I get diabetes from all those macaroons. haha

Enjoy your day.

Mahalo!

 

Cuddles and such March 17, 2011

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Aloha & Happy St. Patrick’s day!

I whipped up some blankets for the babies in our family. The minky was so comfy, I want to make one for myself. 🙂

 

Hawaiian print and Pink Minky baby blanket
Embroidered her name
She loves her sesame street with Yellow Minky blanket
Baby blanket with matching bib


When I get a chance, I’ll make more blankets, even for adults, only if fabrics here in Hawaii aren’t so pricey. :/ but then again everything is so pricey nowadays.
Did I mention Hawaii has the highest average gas in the nation? $4.10. Can I get an ‘OMG’? haha

Hope everyone has a great St. Patty’s day and enjoy your corned beef.

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Aloha Social Network

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Aloha!

This is my first wordpress blog so please be patient and bare with me. 🙂

Social network has been a part of everyone’s lives nowadays in one way or another, so I thought i’d jump in the bandwagon.

  • iSew

Baby blanket with matching bib 

Baby blanket with matching bib Hawaiian print
  • iCook.iBake
Red Velvet Cake – bottom, I baked
Filet mignon with tuna pasta
Filet mignon with tuna pasta
  • iPlay

  • iRun/iHike

Koko Head Hike

  • iLove
    with Husband and Koa (boxer-pit)
    Diamond Head hike with family
    Sunset with my little sister
    I love to paint my nails
    HE>I

    These are only some of the things that describe me and what I love and like to do. There are many more but I decided not to spoil it on one blog, hence, my first. 🙂