Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 19

Day 19 - Draw a picture of a Snowman

Bub's Snowman. :)

Mimi's Snowman. :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Yummy Goodness!

Saturday was our church Christmas party and I
volunteered to bring dessert.
So, I made my White Chocolate Peppermint Rice Krispies.

I made them last year for our family Christmas dinner,
and it was a big hit.
The sweetness of the chocolate and the minty peppermint
is a perfect combination.
The kids love it. :)

I also found this 3 minute fudge recipe at MADE. (<---- link)
Super easy and yummy. :)

What kind of yummy desserts are you making this holiday season?

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Angry Bird Christmas

It's gonna be an Angry Bird Christmas. ;)

My kids love Angry Birds, so that was my inspiration
for our tree this year.

Our tree was looking a little plain with just the ornaments,
so I added some sheer gold ribbon around it.
Now I think it looks a lot better. :)

The kids and I made gingerbread cookies today.
All I can say is....Yum! :)
Also, tonight was our church Christmas party. It was nice.
Food, Games and Fun. :)

8 more days until Christmas!

Thrifty Decor Chick - Christmas Tree Party


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 15

Day 15 - Decorate the Christmas tree. :)

Tonight with put the ornaments on the tree.
This year we got a fuax tree and it already has light on it.
That made decorating a lot easier. No tangles lights. ;)

The tree still looks a little plain, so we might get gold ribbon to go on it.

It's looking a lot more like Christmas. :)


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 11

This year I am doing the Advent Calendar with the kids.
I've seen other bloggers who do it every year and I thought it would be fun to try it.

Today was, Day 11 - Picnic at the park.

So after church we bought lunch and headed to the park.
It was super windy so we didn't stay too long.
Bub got to ride his razor scooter for a little bit.

The kids love the Adevent Calendar. Mimi gets a little too excited and grabs
any number off of it, so I have to make sure she grabs the right one. lol.

Days so far:
Day 1 - Draw a picture of a Santa
Day 2 - Game night
Day 3 - Celebrate Mimi's Birthday
Day 4 - Have a sweet treat
Day 5 - Do a Christmas craft
Day 6 - Stickers!
Day 7 - Play with play doh
Day 8 - Cocoa Night
Day 9 - Do a Christmas craft
Day 10 - PJ party/Kid's pick movie night
Day 11 - Picnic at the park


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

4 Years Old!

My baby girl is 4 years old today!!

Time goes by so fast. We need to treasure every single moment.

Happy Birthday, Mikaela!!

Mommy loves you! :)


Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday! :)

Cyber Monday is here!

Head on over to my etsy shop and get 15% off all items!

Enter this code at checkout: HOLIDAY15


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Etsy Shop

Hey all!

I added some new items in my etsy shop.
A couple wet bags and mini key fobs.

More items coming soon!!

Go on over and check it out. :)

Sweet Mimi Designs <--- clicky link


Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday?

Are you one of those crazy people who stand in line for hours
to shop on black friday?? If you
But, I'm certainly not one of them. lol!

My mom showed me a video on youtube of shoppers going CRAZY at walmart.
It was just a sea of people grabbing boxes and items, shouting and they were all squished together.
NUTS, I tell you! >_<"

Anyway, happy friday everyone!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)


Monday, November 14, 2011

Hello, Monday.

Monday's consists of cleaning the house and doing laundry.
If I have time, I squeeze in some sewing and of course, ZUMBA! :P

Today Mimi went with daddy, so it was much easier cleaning and getting things done.

I still have a load of laundry to do, and I need to get my workout in.
So, see ya.


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happy Sunday

Went to church with the kids this morning.
Just like every sunday. :)

After church we picked up daddy and went to eat lunch.
Today was his day, so the kids stayed with him and
that gave mommy some time to herself.

Did some shopping. Got to go the fabric store without any kids
running around the store making a lot of noise.
I also went to target. (I wish we had a dollar section at Target here..)

I also had time to get a zumba workout in today. Yay me. :)


Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!


Hope you had a fun and safe halloween. :)


Friday, October 21, 2011


Yay, for cupcakes! :)

Tonight I made some chocolate strawberry centered cupcakes.
They came out okay.

We have family dinner next week saturday, so I wanted
to make cupcakes. It is also my birthday. (yay me!)
Is it totally lame for me to bake my own cupcakes???
I figure that no one else bakes, so I might as well make my own.
Right? Oh well. =/

I kinda want to make halloween themed cookies and creme cupcakes.
I'm leaning towards that idea, but I haven't tried that before
so I guess we'll see how they come out. lol.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

{Made by Me} Monday - Minnie Mouse

{Made by Me} Monday - Minnie Mouse

This year I decided to make Mimi's halloween costume.
She wanted to be Minnie Mouse and I thought that would be easy enough to do.
I just made a simple peasant dress, that way she can wear it again.

Nowadays, it's unreal to spend $20 and up for something your kids will
wear for just one day! Crazy!

I have yet to decide to make Bub his costume or not. He has his mind set on a
costume he already wants. Not sure if i'm gonna be able to make that
for him in time. =/

What are your kids dressing up as for Halloween?
Are you dressing up too?


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Good Start...

Started the day off with a blessed morning at church.
The word today was right on target. It was exactly what I have
been thinking and praying about for the past few days.
Thank You, Jesus. :)

After church I got to go to the craft store.
Daddy took the kids after so I had some mommy time.
Finished Mimi's halloween costume. Yay.
Just gotta get Bub his now.

I also went for a walk today.
I have been procrastinating about exercise. >_<"
Today I actually did something, so hopefully I keep to it.

Today was a good start to a new week.


Friday, October 14, 2011

ABC's of me.

Thought I'd give it a :P

Age: 23

Bed Size: Queen

Chore you hate: Laundry. I hate folding and putting clothes away. >_<

Dogs: We had to give them away, but my dad still has one of our dogs, Pulu.

Essential start of your day: Daily Bread, clean teeth

Favorite Color: PINK.

Gold or silver: both.

Height: 4'11"

Instruments I play (or have played): Don't play any now. I've played the ukulele.

Job Title: Mommy

Kids: Cody (7) & Mikaela (3).

Live: Honolulu, HI

Mom's Name: April

Nickname: Amb, Ber, Amby, Mommy

Overnight hospital stays: When I had my kids.

Pet Peeve: Bad drivers, people chewing with their mouth open, stuck up people/who think they're better than everyone else

Quote from a movie: "If you wanna be somebody, if you wanna go somewhere, you better wake up and pay attention." (Sister Act 2)

Right or left handed: Right.

Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 half brother

Time you wake up: 9ish....haha.

Underwear: Uh, yes please.

Vegetables you dislike: Mushrooms.

What makes you run late: Picking out something to wear.

X-rays you've had done: chest/back.

Yummy food you make: Cupcakes. :)

Zoo animal: I already have 2 monkey's (kids) at home. lol!


Monday, October 10, 2011

This past weekend....

This past weekend was a lot of fun.
We celebrated my little cousin's birthday at Chuck E. Cheese
on saturday and went to the beach on sunday.
The kids had fun. :)

Ohh, and I wanted to try this recipe for peanut butter mochi
that a fellow blogger posted on her blog. (Zakka Inspired)
It turned out yum-o! I made a some filled with nutella too.

I also made some sprinkle heart brownies for my cousin. :)

How was your weekend?


Monday, October 3, 2011

{Made by Me} Monday

[Made by Me] Monday - Cake Pops!

Hello Kitty!

Tonight was my first attempt at making cake pops.
I think they turned out pretty good for my first try. :)

I made these along with some cupcakes for my sister's birthday tomorrow.
Whoohoo! :)


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Are you ready....?

Are you ready for Halloween??

Today I made a Mini Halloween Wreath for our door. :)
I've always seen them on others blogs, and even my sister creates
her own wreaths for different seasons (she lives on the mainland),
so I thought I'd give it a try. Finally. LOL!

I used cardboard and pages from a phonebook for the wreath,
cut out a couple bats from foam sheets,
and added some white, orange and black pom poms.
It's simple. And I like it.
PLUS, it didn't cost a thing since I had all the
supplies on hand! Yay! :)

This year I am making Mimi's costume. She wants to be Minnie Mouse.
That's pretty easy. As for Bub, he wants to be Ash from Pokemon.
I'm not sure if I'm gonna make his, or just buy it from the store.
Still debating on that one.

Have you made a Halloween wreath for your door?

Started putting up decorations?

Are you making your children's costumes this year?

I'd love to know! :)


Friday, September 23, 2011


Lately I've been feeling extra tired and don't have that much energy to do anything. =/
Maybe it's because I stopped my workout routine.
(I know, shame on me.) lol!

Due to feeling really tired, I haven't been sewing all that much.
I am making Mimi's Halloween costume this year,
so hopefully I get my sewing mojo back sometime soon.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hump Day Inspiration :)

My Motto:



Sunday, September 11, 2011

Beach Day :)

Took the kids to the beach after church.
The water was a little choppy, but they still had a good time. :)
It was a beautiful day!


{ Sunday Poem }

Holy Spirit live trough me,
Come into my heart and set me free.
Make me whole, make me clean,
Into the image of my Holy King.

Through Your miracles and wonders,
I see great things.
Faith, compassion and mercy,
Only Your love can truly bring.

You sacrificed Yourself,
To set the sinner free.
You gave us all salvation,
Your face I long to see.

Lord, I pray for wisdom,
To know the things you do.
And I also pray for peace,
To be humble just like You.

(October 2, 2006)


Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Faves

Friday Faves - Luna Lullaby Soothing Blankets

Today's fave are these soothing blankets by Luna Lullaby. <--- clicky link

When we went on our trip to Disneyland a few years ago, we bought these blankets for Mimi.
Ever since then, she's been attatched to them. Up to the point where if she doesn't have when she goes to sleep, she'll throw a fit. =/
We lost one awhile ago, and just recently we lost another. I think she forgot it at church.
So we have one more that is in the wash right now.

I'm trying to look for the same type of blanket that's a little more on the cheaper side.
I seen one online at Target. It's a different brand, but i'm pretty sure it's the same.
It says it's only sold online, but I wanna check out the store first.
If they don't have it, i'll probably go back to the store I bought the Luna Lullaby blankets from.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Labor Day Weekend

Hey guys!
I'm kinda late on this, but how was your Labor Day weekend?
Do anything interesting or fun?

As for us, this past weekend was our annual Okinawin Festival.
The kids didn't wanna go, so I ended up going with my mom and sister.
Good times and ono (yummy) food!

For Labor Day we didn't really do anything special.
I just took the kids to Kaka'ako Park.
We had a picnic and they rode their scooters for a bit.
Then we just layed out in the shade under a tree enjoying the time spent together.


Hump Day Inspiration :)


Monday, September 5, 2011

{Made by Me} Monday

{Made by Me} Monday - Floral Headband

For the flower, I used an easy no sew tutorial HERE.
Then I just glued it onto a headband I already had.
Super easy and cute.
I love it. Maybe because I can wear it too.
Hehe.. :)