Monday, October 7, 2013

Farewell Party - Tsukiji's Restaurant

Sharing some moments from the Farewell Party for Jay,Sharla & Paul
it was fun!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Lollipop Bouquet Centerpieces

Finished the Lollipop Bouquet centerpieces for the Farewell Party this weekend at Tsujiki's.
It's a combination gift/centerpiece for the 3 co-workers that are leaving. 2 are mugs - for the 2 dudes leaving - Jay & Paul. I figure they can pour their BEER after a LONG day of work and chelax and watch TV or something. Plus there's a pic of a HOT hula girl for them to look at. The 3rd mug is of the WALKING DEAD - for Sharla - who's a big FAN of the walking dead. Hope they like it!
And I wish them all the BEST and MUCH HAPPINESS as they embark on a new chapter in their careers! My only advice is to LEARN as much as they can ... and be HAPPY...
(plus ... we'd welcome them back with open arms if they want to return! HAHA)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

OCTOBER - Fall is here!

It's been 5 months since my last post. And it's NOT that I haven't done anything since May - but mainly because I've been too busy. 
FIRST OFF - JULY - we had a DLS company picnic spent at SEA LIFE PARK. My kids enjoyed themselves - as I did as well. (It's been awhile since I've been out in the sun for that long!) 


Catching up with my CROCHETING.... Yoda hat for hubby and a cap for IAN bear.

 A baby blanket and 2 hats for Sam's baby boy who will be born soon - like maybe NOW!!.
                                                   (OCT 2013)


Sometime in September - for a FEW of us - we celebrated the August birthday babies - at a luncheon at MAX's of Manila Restaurant. It was fun!
White Chocolate oreo Favors - for the Leo zodiac birthday gals

Napkin folded cards for the 3 birthday girls

Collage of all the fun we had for our outing.

Spent some time with my BFF's from my "hanna butta" days. We celebrated Deliah's & Lou's (my cuz) 23rd (ha ha) Birthday at 53 by the Sea. (formaly JOHN DOMONIS). It was GREAT! Pricey but worth it!


All SMILES after our first experience using a BIDET

Birthday girls blowing out their candles! (make a wish!)

POSING... poor waiter took our pics inside and outside of the restaurant.

the NOM NOM's we ate... oooh they were tasty!... but oh so SMALL! (no rice!)

LAST BUT NOT LEAST - We are having a FAREWELL party at Tsukiji's on 10/6//13 ..3 of our valued employees are leaving the CORE lab ohana!
2 cards - zig zag fold?

 Favors - simple but to the point! haha


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May Mayhem - Another Busy Month

Hello - I'ts been 2 months since my last post. I've been busy as usual with work - mostly... Oh and May marked my older son - Jakob's 16th birthday, my dad's 68th Birthday and my 16th year as a mother for mother's day. ;)

Below are some of the projects that i've completed and some special events in my life...
Another special card for a co-worker who just recently decided to take the PLUNGE - the marriage plunge! Haha he's in for an adventure! Good luck to yah both!

A special card to celebrate the birth of a new baby boy for another one of my co-workers. It was the year of the BOY in 2013!

Some creating of cards from my Sillouhette Cameo - I'm still learning - but I just love it! I already ruined that sticky mat that comes with the machine - so oh-well I put in for another order. Be on the look out for more CREATIONS.!

At work - we had a craft fair bake sale - my talented friend SHERA created these yarn crosstitch goodies and I made the minibag.
Baked some goodies.
More pics of the mini bags and an idea for a recipe holder.

Went through this "duct tape" obssession - made these zippered bags with duct tape. It was fun while it I have a whole bunch of duct tape....sitting in a pile...waiting for me to use them... (I shall... when I have time again)

Did a FAST create for my friend's daughters 2 yr old bday - just resized a tag on my sillhoutte cameo and viola! A candy holder favor... Simple and easy..

And it's that time of the year again - GRADUATION. I found this idea on QBEE's blog. It was easy and cute.

Did a RUSH job on this money lei for my neice SAM - she graduated from pearl City High School! WE are so very proud of her - Way to go Sam!

In May marked my older son Jakob's 16th birthday - he didn't want a big party - so wwe went to get his BROWS waxed and ae a nice dinner at Farrell's - the food has gotten so much better!

Mother's day came after - and yep I MADE breakfast for my boys... all 3 of them! The middle "boy" is my naughtiest child! give me problems all the time! ha ah -I'm joking.

Mother's Day Dinner - with Frank Delima at the Pagoda Restaurant
It was FUN - Frank Delima Style - loved it!
 Lastly but not LEAST - me and my Mommy. (Kathy) - Pretty as ever - she drives me nuts on a daily basis  - wouldn't have her any other way ofcourse. (that's what I'm used to). She has shaped me into the person that I am today (good and bad! haha)

k- till next time - I'll see you all in another 2 months !


Monday, March 18, 2013

March Madness - busy month

March has been busy for me... First and foremost - on 3/3/13 - it was me and my hubby's 18th wedding anniversary. OMG - 18 yrs!! Has it been that long?.. after the first 10 yrs - who's counting right?... We've had our ups and downs... but it has been worth it in the end. (It's been a crazy stressful adventure ... this thing we call - marriage.. my hubby would agree..I'm not the easiest person to live with). Anyhow - I'm glad we are still going strong - he's been a great dad to our 2 sons, he's my companion and best friend ... and ofcourse my "chauffer" to all the places I don't know how to drive too. THANK YOU HONEY. ;)

Notice how my "eyes" look dead... ha ha
The next big even was on 3/5/13 I turned 24... (I mean 42!)... Spent a wonderful day with my highschool peeps (you know who you are) - we had a lovely late lunch at mac24/7 - which incidently used to be Trellessis restaurant back in the day... (specifically - our wedding recpetion was there 18 yrs ago!!!,).. After we goofed off at Funpix hawaii - and had a ball!! Then we went to Panya bakery at Ala Moana to engorge ourselves in pastries... mmmm.. it was great... Then we walked around the EXPENSIVE stores just acting like we could afford the stuffs in there... It was fun! We must do this again!.

I then had 2 baby showers I helped throw - The Favors are below as well as the goodies I gave for them!



MJ - loves big bang theory... iron on these...they were so cute
Then I had some ideas for a friend of mine's who's daughter is turning 1 this year.
 Their theme is Kai Lan - she's a cute chinese cartoon...


Then I had a friend that was a March baby like me - so whipped up a cardstock purse for her with some goodies inside... She liked it. ;)
Then - found out another of my co-workers became proud parents of a baby I whipped up another Baby Card for the peeps to sign and collect some money for the new parents to dote on their bundle of joy.! It's the year of the boy - so far that dept (chem) had 4 boys born!!!OMG.. what it's in the water they are drinking!
Made a set of cardstock purse goodie bags for a good friend of mine - while she leaves the dept .. she has been working in. She wanted a holder for the goodies she's giving her coworkers as she bids a fond farewell!...

Ofcourse it's HELLO KITTY -surprise

Since Easter is just around the corner - I started on an idea for an Easter basket.YEP - it's another Hello Kitty Theme

Lastly - but not LEAST... I've been neglecting my baking/cooking duties - because WELL... I've been way too busy..So finally I tried a new recipe..  Flan Chocolate Cake ; Japanese Cheesecake.


It turned out pretty "flat"... I didn't bother bringing it to work. We ate it all at home... Believe it or not... it was YUMMY!!!... Next time I make it - the egg whites better become stiff peaks... I got lazy trying to beat it for 10 minutes... something must have been wrong with the eggs!!!


Well that's all - for now... in terms of my "crafts"...


One more important thing....


I'd like to take a moment of silence for 2 dear people who are close to my heart that have since passed on... within the past month. First my father in law - Eddie who passed 2/1/13 and dear Gramma Bertha - who passed on 3/2/13...(2 days shy of her 101st birthday)...

May they both rest in peace. We will miss them both so very much...

But their memories will live in our minds and in our hearts.


Iwata Family


Saturday, February 9, 2013

February - Catch up on Projects

Hello -   missed posting anything in January.  It was pretty hectic - but it doesn't mean I wasn't creating... (I was the early shift - so I was kinda "too tired" to do anything..) Below are some of the projects that I've been working on. Need to come up with a Valentine's craft for some peeps... Hello Kitty theme I think.

1st off - a Bereavement card for a co-worker of mine. Her mom passed away - may she rest in peace.
This is the cutest thing - a bag that converts to a frame. Made it for Auntie's beloved Lani boy - he's a Bichon Friche

On a happier note - a Pocket Card Baby Shower invite (hello-kitty theme)