Friday, July 22, 2011

Wedding Photo 2010 or 1910?

Having a little fun in Photoshop today. Here is my all-time favorite photo from my wedding taken by my fabulous photographer Heather Z.

Now, I can make it appear vintage!!!

A Photo of Adrienne.

For my birthday (months ago), I got a group together to hike Ka'ena Point, the most Northern part of the island. I snapped this picture while walking and its one of my favorites. I'm not really sure why, I don't think the composition is that wonderful, it probably has more to do with the memory. However, add a few filters and you can find something a little more interesting to view.

I will add more photos later from that hike. For now, enjoy this photo. What is your favorite variation?



Friday, July 8, 2011

Being Crafty.

While JJ was on deployment, I decided to take on a refurbishing project. I really wanted an area on my lanai to drink my coffee and enjoy a book. However, the space is not that deep and most lounge sets were too big or if they fit they were super expensive. So after some searching on craigslist, I gathered some second hand pieces for a DIY project.

 The couch came with an ugly green cushion and pillow, thank goodness for a sewing machine!

 This old peeling chair is real wicker that I needed to strip first, but it is a rocker. 

I was able to still keep our table out on the lanai. 

After hours or sanding, priming, painting, sealing and several blisters I finally turned the white chair and beige couch into beautiful "cappuccino" furniture. I managed to only get a little paint in the building ;) and the light headed-ness to a minimum.  While the paint dried and my blisters recovered I slaved away at my sewing machine recovering cushions and making new pillows. The end result, a place for me to enjoy my morning coffee and to enjoy the view. 

The side tables are the next DIY project, but they are the perfect size for a cup of coffee and a book. 

Here is my attempt at an herb garden. The sun is a bit intense in the afternoon, but I am trying to have a green thumb! 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Little Bit-o-Sunshine.

As I was passing through the produce section at the commissary this week, these little beauties caught my eye. Its amazing how flowers can make a person smile, so I decided to get myself a little treat!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fence Cups.

Have you ever seen a message on the highway spelled out with solo cups? Maybe a boy asking a girl to prom or a good ol' "God Bless USA." Well the Navy has taken that concept to a whole new level. When a submarine returns from deployment the wives and girlfriends of the crew put up an impressive display. Two days before JJ's return a group of Charlotte women slaved away putting up a design.

Don't let it fool you, this is a dangerous task; nail breakage, crapping hands and sore fingers are a few of the side-effects.
Not the greatest picture, but this was the end result!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011



–noun, plural -tus·es, -tus.
1. a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.
For reasons unknown even to myself, the word hiatus has always been a favorite of mine.  As it has literally been months since my last blog, I would like to apologize for the hiatus. I could give you a million excuses, my design business picked up, visitors, travel, a new kitten or the most significant news lately, the return of my husband from deployment, etc. However, the truth is I just pushed the blog to the back burner and as the ideas piled up in my head I was overwhelmed by the task of updating. I have procrastinated enough and am ready to return to the world of blogging. So I vow that this week I will blog everyday. By next week I'll probably be back to a normal schedule, but I hope not to have such a drastic lag again between blogs. 
 For now, check out the newest photos on Ginger Snaps