What would you like written in the sand?

Are you looking for a unique wedding, graduation or birthday gift?

What about a special way to memorialize a loved one or celebrate a new life?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Making a Family Cookbook...STILLLLLLL

Wow, so how many of you have created a cookbook?  I thought it was a great idea to combine all the family recipes in one location. But it sure is a lot of work, however, the good news is I found a printer in Seattle (thanks to my Aunt's excellent references) and I am done with the 350 recipes.  They are all typed, some include photos, all the same font, etc.  I only have the index to do & off to the printers.  It has taken 9 months.
I am returning to work in a couple weeks, so this big project needs to get off my plate.

Yes, I am a nurse who has worked for over 25 yrs & have ruined my feet with severe plantar faciitis vowing to live now & not work so hard.  But, back I go because my our oldest is in college & that is life.

Kitty Kat...he is still here on this earth with us.  He started a new medication that has gotten rid of his nausea & made him feel like a million bucks again.  Life is good, but college is a rip off.  How are we ever supposed to pay.  I am still paying for MY college loans.  Just a little stressed about this subject lately.

Monday, May 23, 2011

A different direction for this blog of mine...please message me

I've had a few people ask me why I don't post anything else on my blog but photos & 'stuff' about Hawaii, no personal info or personal pictures.  The bottom line is, I didn't think people would really have an interest.  Not that anyone is deliberately not wanting to read, but I know we all have busy, colorful, crazy lives at times & my life is probably not of that big of interest.  So, if this gets read, or it doesn't, I'm going to start posting some other parts of my life for a while.  I know for me, I greatly enjoy reading others' blogs, so perhaps you might find a connection with what I am saying or doing, or you might want to share things with me about YOU.  I would LOVE that!

Today...a few weeks ago, our beloved orange Kitty Kat was diagnosed with colon cancer that spread to his liver. He is age 11, which is middle age in cat lives.  Otherwise called Triple K (King Kitty Kat), he was the bad-ass of the block.  He kept everything & everything in check.  He was awesome, but slowly this horrible disease which I hate in humans and animals is taking his life rapidly & we can only sit back & watch, & spoil him.  At the vet check up today, he continues to lose weight & muscle mass, but also continues to be happy, purr, sunbathe & eat a lot.  It's not time...yet.  When we are faced with this, it is a gift because we can treasure everything every single day. We can say & do all we wanted to say & do, there is still time.

Please message me back, I would love to hear from you. Also, view my last post photo, it's one of my true favorites from Waikiki.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Waikiki Sailboat..."sailing out on a voyage of discovery...

"We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities." 
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Painting: Angel of the Ocean by J. Klippel

"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient.  One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach--waiting for a gift from the sea." 
~ Ann Morrow Lindbergh

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hawaiian Names in the Sand...Countdown for trip & Grads

I am taking orders for names/words/dates, couples names, new baby name...well, you know the list is as long as the imagination.  Whatever you would like written in the sand in Hawaii is what I will be taking orders for.

I will take about 50 requests. Please let others know in your particular group, or friends or BLM group.

This is also a good time to create a one of a kind gift for someone who is graduating this summer, or getting married.

Please fill out the Request Form and click donation for payment up front.  Please email me with concerns or issues regarding payment.

Aloha Friends,

Monday, May 2, 2011


Emily in heart


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Madeline collages