Monday, June 30, 2008

La'i Leis and Hula Dog

Here are some pics of the finished la'i leis. They took 5 days to make- jk- they took a couple of days to cut the leaves and weave them into wrists, ankles, and head pieces. I probably should have taken pics of the actual process but we were too busy to think of it.

The ho'ike (hula recital) turned out really beautiful event and it was heart warming to see all the hard work of our kumu hula, children, and everyone else displayed on stage. Now, we can catch up on sleep:).

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Thank you

Thanks so much for those of you who took the time to take a look at our freebies. They went to some fellow etsyans so thanks for giving our jewelry a good home:)

Only a few more days til our ho'ike. We are busy making ti leaf leis and will try to post a picture of how it is made. There are five pieces - one for the head, wrists, and ankles. It's a lot of work but I can't complain as we only have one set to make. There are a few families that have 3-4 children so 5 pieces versus 20 pieces is little in comparison.

Anywayz, until tomowwow peoples:)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Freebie Earrings Today

We have some free jewelry for you today. Seriously, no buying involved, just our thanks for visiting our blog. These two earrings will be offered on our etsy shop. Just click on the picture of our jewelry gallery and it will take you to the shop.
Thanks for stopping by:)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Weekend Musings

So we went to our local arts and crafts festival this weekend and of course there were all sorts of interesting things to see. After walking around some, there were a few booths that caught my eye (other than the jewelry booths:) - the bath and body products. Due to our little ones skin problems, we have recently started buying gentler, alcohol & paraben free, homemade soaps for their skin. It has evolved into other kinds of buying: homemade lip balms, deodorant, shampoo, etc. Anyways, we were glee with excitement (ok maybe just me) when we spotted three bath & beauty booths. Alas, we didn't end up buying anything from them. I'm afraid that the soap sellers on etsy have spoiled us with all their delicious fragrances and ingredients.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Vacation is Almost Here

The school year is nearing an end. I think that I'm more excited than the kids. No more waking up early, ironing clothes, making lunches, and rushing out like a madman. A vacation sounds glorious right now.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Hula Ho'ike

So my daughter, Milani, is going to have a hula ho'ike (recital) and we haven't even started selling tickets yet- yikes. It should be fun w/ lots of onolicious food, dance, and music by Tropical Heat. The nice part is that the location is in Alhambra, so at least it's kinda in between for those living in Orange County and Los Angeles. It's on Saturday, June 28, so if you'd like to enjoy some grindz, entertainments, and a good time w/ friends and family, be sure to hit me up for tickets:) The name of the halau (hula school) is Halau Hula Moani'a'ala Anuhea under the Kumu Hula Nani Aiu-Quezada. Anyways, thanks for reading about us.

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