August 31, 2010

Mailbox Love

Thanks Aunt Spicy, I am in love with this fabric. The colors, the print, the bow you wrapped around it. I don't want to cut it!

Maybe I will just leave it looking all cute on my table for a little while longer...

August 30, 2010

Pool Upgrade

Loving the new, bigger pool! Plus water sprays out of the whales head. What more could two little water babies want?

In other news, the curtains are done (yay!!!). I just need to make some tie backs and then I will post pictures here on a blog I have with my cousin who is the awesomest. More on that/her later!

We are almost moved in. We hung paintings this weekend and did some final furniture re-aranging. We are getting there!

And we got a van! Its truly an island car, a VW Vanagon. Its sweet. I think it looks like a Storm Trooper. We are going to pick it up this afternoon.

August 18, 2010

Working Girl Once Again

When Brad's job took us here to Hawaii I was lucky enough to find a position with my work too. My original plans were to quit all together and stay home with the boys. As is turns out, it was best for me to keep working, but only two days a week. Just enough to keep my feet wet and make a little cash. Plus its a job I actually enjoy.

Today was my first day at the new office. I have to say, I think its going to be great. It felt good to put on my favorite Calvin Klein pointy toe heels and a fresh coat of lipstick. Im still not totally sure what the usual dress code is like out here. Do I wear Aloha print shirts? Moo Moos? Is it too out of place to wear black slacks? I think I over dressed a little today.

This is my dream ensemble for a working girl in Hawaii:

The shoes are to die for. But they are all sold out in my size!! Blurg! Oh well. Im going to keep working on appropriate attire for work. Maybe deep in one of these moving boxes is a cute skirt I forgot I had.

All items can be found here and of course here

What would you wear?

August 14, 2010

Welcome! Come on in..

Before all the boxes and the furniture arrived, our house looked clean and spacious and, well, empty. I took some pictures and will post "after" pictures as soon as it looks picture worthy in here.

These guys were the first to move it. They secured the perimeter.

The front door. We actually have a yard!
And a sidewalk!
And grass!
And a plumeria tree!
Its a far cry from living on the 7th floor.

Looking into the living room from the entry way.

Anther view of the living room. Dont you just love the windows?

The dining room, taken from the living room.
I love the built in cabinet. I cant wait to display all my cake plates and dishes!

The breakfast area in the kitchen.

The kitchen. Sans dishwasher :(

The entry way. Front door is on the left there.

The hallway.

The master bedroom. Windows on three sides and a closet on the other makes it a challenge to arrange furniture.

My favorite Hibiscus plant. This is on the side of the house that leads to the kitchen door.

Our awesome plumeria tree. The scent wafts in and its lovely!!
Not pictured are the boys room, the bathroom, and the over the garage quest suite. Yep, we have a perfect place for you to come visit!
Make your reservation today!!

August 12, 2010

Aloha Boys!

Aren't they beauties?
Gems of the Islands

As sweet as the plumeria blossoms behind their ears.

August 09, 2010

Getting Settled

There are boxes EVERYWHERE! And with a toddler, a baby, and a beach that calls my name every afternoon around 3:30, the boxes aren't getting unloaded too quickly.

I took a bunch of pictures of our house with plans to post them here and ask for decorating advice, but the camera battery died and I have no idea where the charger is (a random box somewhere no doubt) so the house pics will have to wait at least one more day.

In the mean time Im doing some curtain planning . Our living room is windows on 3 sides, which I love. Its beautiful. But, it can feel like a fishbowl at night. Or a green house in the afternoon when the sun beats in and practically cooks us (hence beach day every afternoon!) So curtains are in order. We bought some fancy light and heat blocking curtains for the Western facing windows. They are by far the worst in the afternoon. The curtains are pretty plain, just beige. But for the other walls I have more exciting plans! I just ordered 18 yards of this:

From here. Its a mid weight fabric that will work great for drapery. Im planning to add some tie backs on the beige beauties with the polka dot fabric to tie it all together. To top it all off I recently WON!! some awesome yellow and orange fabric from my good friend Aunt Spicy (miss you tons!) that might be made into pillows for the couch.

I have so much I want to share about the house and life in Hawaii. Things are way different here people! But for now, I just need to get my life in order. And stop living out of a suitcase. And find my sons Dragon Castle. And dig out the sewing machine! And hope the tension settings didnt get too messed up in the move so I can sew these bad boy curtains when the fabric arrives in 7-15 days!
Stay tuned, Im a work in progress!