Monday, June 27, 2011

make it better Mondays!

Has anyone else felt like this past week has just flown by?!  It feels like I was just at last Monday working on the make it better Monday post from last week!  But here we are again and there are definitely some things that I am very excited about this week for!

1) Custom Weddings and Jewelry

these are the bridesmaid necklaces I made for the first wedding I did this summer.  they looked a lot more sparkly in person.
I have another custom wedding that I am making jewelry and accessories for!  So excited for how these are turning out (hopefully you will all like them too!) and it probably means that you all will be seeing some new products in the Etsy shop in the coming weeks - trying to get this wedding done and then I will work on pushing some of those things out.  =)

2) My brother is getting married!!!
aren't they cute?!  he flew to South Korea to propose because that is where she is working right now!
I haven't told you all the good news but my little (who is not so little anymore) brother proposed to his girlfriend (now fiance...soon to be wife!!!) and she said yes!!!  So excited for them.  =)  They are cute, aren't they?

3) Yummy food =)
my current work area looks a little less jumbled than this...a little better...hopefully.  =)
This seems to be a trend now when I am working on jewelry and custom orders.  I tend to get the munchies and so I had a peanut butter sandwich and a vanilla cupcake with almond frosting and an apple for lunch today.  It was incredibly yummy.  And I'm making fried rice for dinner!  Good, Hawaiian fried rice...with lots of spam (yes, I eat spam. you can't help it when you live/grow up in Hawaii) and celery and carrots and a fried egg on top.  I'm making myself hungry already.  =)  

I think it will be a good week, don't you?

Monday, June 20, 2011

make it better Mondays!

Some of you may remember me talking about wanting to be more regular about blogging and getting a schedule going was one of them.  So this is my start towards that goal.  I here by introduce you to:

make it better Mondays!

I don't know about you but I have a love hate relationship with Mondays. I love my weekends and all the time I get to spend with hubby and the more relaxing parts of life. But I honestly love all the different jobs I have right now. Jewelry making is relaxing for me, babysitting is fun (usually anyway), and office work forces me to keep myself relatively organized.

That being said, I do hate getting out of bed on Monday mornings. So the goal of this new weekly post is my pick-me-up to get myself going and hopefully encourage all of my readers to do the same and look at the positives versus the downer of it being a Monday. =)

This week...
1) Riding in your car with the windows open
It isn't exactly the same as riding in the car but this dude was ripping with his kite...I've always wanted to try kite surfing...
With the weather being so nice, I had to do it today.  And it was lovely.  Even though I got my hair all tangled from the wind whipping through it, you get that exhilarating feeling of being so close to flying if you could just get your wings to deploy and gravity to let up for just a second.  Yes, my imagination often comes up with weird, random, and not quite normal things.  =)

2) Just had a relaxing weekend spent with and talking to both of my dads
one of the few and precious pictures of me and my dad in more recent times

I don't know about all of you, but we had a wonderful Father's Day BBQ with my hubby's family and I got spend a good chunk of time on the phone with my dad back in Hawaii.

3) Coke  
the only thing better than Coke is Coke with In N Out burger =)  this picture is from last summer when my cousin and bestie were visiting.
I love Coke.  It is my weakness.  I've done a pretty darn good job cutting it out of my diet since I've been pregnant but I still LOVE my coke and hot summer days scream for an ice cold Coke!

Have a wonderful week everyone!  Hope you enjoy this first edition of make it better Mondays!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

some things always hurt...

Yesterday my in-laws had to put down one of their dogs.  Buckie was a sweet old golden lab with a heart of gold.  He was about 16 years old and had masses growing in his joints and a small fracture in one of his legs.  So it was his time...unfortunately, it doesn't make his passing much easier to bear.  There was a loyalty, love, and winsomeness about him that made him incredibly...lovable.

He loved his avocados that he would fish out of the spa or steal from low hanging branches.  They made his coat so soft and shiny.  And I miss him so much already...

Monday, June 6, 2011

catch up day

You all have been hearing me lament how I'm awful at taking pictures of things going on in my life to share with you but I finally got some of my act together!  (you should be so proud)  =P  But in trying to take more pictures, I've forgotten to actually post these to share with you.  Well...partially forgotten, partially due to an extremely busy week outside of the blogosphere but it is good to be back!  And I promise that I will try to be more consistent.  =)

But first, to catch you all up on some of the things that I have been doing.  (Now would be the time to navigate away from this window if you are uninterested, and don't worry - I won't be offended).  =)

I hope that wherever you live, you had as lovely of a morning as I did.  I took my breakfast and Bible reading outside this morning and it was fantastic.  Cool, crisp, clear, and most quiet except the mockingbirds who don't like to let us go into our own backyard.

coffee, peanut butter & guava jelly toast, Bible, and iPad to check email when I was done with the first three  =)
But one of the big things that I've been working on this past week was my little flower bed.  I've been talking about doing it for about three months now and finally, the hubby helped me clear out the weeds that had been making my yard ugly before and I got to put in some plants that were meant to be there.
I chose some lavender (which is supposed to attract butterflies),  

And all in all, I'm very excited to have some bright colors and lots of work in my backyard during the next few months.  =)

Have you planted a summer garden?

Have a beautiful summer day!
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