It’s Wednesday.  Three days into the week.

Oops. Who me?

While I’ve sort of slacked off with the blog—and taken an extra day on top of the long weekend—I do have something to show for it.



I’ve been in Creation mode the past few days, as I’m preparing for my first trunk show this weekend.  I’ll be selling Ho`omaika`i jewelry as well as offering some of my guilt-free treats that day, so if you happen to be in town, stop by ReVive Boutique in the old Kahului Shopping Center from 3-5pm this Saturday!  [A portion of the proceeds will benefit Women Helping Women, Maui’s only domestic violence agency.]

I’m completely nervous about the show, and I’m totally unsure as to how many people will be showing up, so I’m just trying to create as many pieces as I can.  If need be, I can always take orders the day of. 

I’ve also been watching random movies on my computer and listening to new music while I create.  Here are the most recent:

  • Easy A Thumbs up
  • Despicable Me Thumbs up
  • The new Beastie Boys album: Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Thumbs up
  • The new Blue Scholars album: Cinemetropolis Thumbs up

I obviously should never be a critic because I like everything. But really, they’re all good! 

Aside from that, we attended my cousin’s gorgeous wedding this past weekend,248441_10150282807686041_680581040_9489572_2935548_n

[Yes, that’s a six-foot tall tropical ice sculpture.]

I’m still trying to decide whether or not I like my oats in bran form [I simply ground my steel cut oats before cooking],


[The texture is much more softer, like Cream of Wheat.  I really like the dense nuttiness of the steel cut oats whole, though.]

and I realized that my absolute favorite gluten-free crackers, Nut Thins, are actually made of mostly white rice!  Lame!  I’ve been really focusing on cleaning up my nutrition, so white starches are out.  Which means Nut Thins are also out.  To replace the hole they’ve left, we’ve been snacking on these:


Lucky for me, Lundberg makes a variety of different flavored rice cakes, and they’re all made with brown rice

Last but not least, I’ve been getting everything in order for our trip across the U.S. next week [we leave in t-minus 6 days!!].  In three weeks we’ll hit:

  • Oregon
  • Colorado
  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Washington state

That’s more states than I think I’ve been to date!  I’m—obviously—a small-town girl, so going into the city makes me a bit nervous [the first time I saw San Francisco I was literally scared stiff], but I’m super excited to explore and see what real city people are like.  Plus, we’ll be stopping to see tons of good friends while we’re out there!  If you’re in one of those cities, I’d love to get your input on places to go + maybe even meet up! 

I’m planning to do another tutorial-type post on simple wire-wrapping this week since I’ve been doing so much of it lately.  If you’re interested, let me know if there are any specific questions you’d like to have answered.  I can’t promise anything spectacular, but I’ll try my best!

Have a gorgeous day, everyone! 

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6 thoughts on “Slacker

  1. Therese says:

    You’ll be great this weekend! Just like you said, if you run out you can take orders! Just go and enjoy yourself!

    That’s a heck of a lot of states! Are you sure you’re not going to swing up into Ontario for a quick visit?! 🙂

  2. Katie says:

    I live in New York! (right outside the city on Long Island) I’ll think of some suggestions for you and we should totally try to meet up! I’ll email you later today or tomorrow.

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