Friday, January 31, 2014

This is us at the Polynesian Cultural Center in La'ie. Here is the bag I made in action. 
Little birdie trying to enter our hotel room.

coconuts on the beach.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hawaii Nails

Day 6
I didn't want to go to Hawaii with bare, boring nails. I also didn't want chipped nails on vacation. The day before our flight I painted my nails with CND vinylux 7 day manicure. I used the color Romantique #142. The color is very similar to Essie's Bubble Bath. It was really easy, I did my nails in the weekly polish and then the top coat.  CND vinylux really works!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Hawaii Sunrise

 You'd think being on vacation we would sleep in but no!
 That's a lot of whipped cream.
We went to Eggs n Things. It is a popular breakfast spot in Waikiki. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Snapshots of Hawaii

Nice lunch spot.
 Due to a storm Hawaii has been having super waves. One day we drove to the North Shore to check the waves out.
 This lei smelled so good.
1st time paddle boarding and I was a little leery about standing up. Turns out all that tree pose in yoga really payed off, Mahalo yoga. I really loved it!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

DIY Canvas Tote

Big news in 2014!
The Hubby and I are going to Hawaii in a couple of weeks! I am super excited. I've been busy packing. One of the things I was having trouble packing was a suitable bag. Most of my purses are black and not  beach appropriate. I decided I would sew a bag but I couldn't find a fabric I liked. Instead I went to Michael's. I bought some tape, a $3.99 canvas bag and Martha Stewart all purpose paint. 
 I love the Martha Stewart paint. It is good on any surface even fabric. 
The hard part was picking a design…Should I stencil? Do polka dots? Finally I settled on classic stripes.
I was inspired by the Starbucks packaging.  I was originally going to paint the bag brown and rose gold polka dots. After thinking about it I thought rose gold and navy stripes was nautical and look better for the beach. 
 Taped up the bag
 2 coats of paint...
And Ta Da my bag is ready to fill with sunscreen and a book!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My Favorite Books of 2013

2013 whizzed by. It was a great year filled with lots of good books. I wanted to put together my favorite books from last year. My list was long but I narrowed it down to 3 books that I couldn't stop thinking about after I read them.
1:: The Light Between Oceans By M.L. Stedman 
2:: Where'd You Go, Bernadette By Maria Semple
3:: Me Before You By Jojo Moyes

 I've been a little preoccupied. 
Working at Crate&Barrel was only for the holiday season.