Hawaii, Aprons, and the winner is…….

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Aloha! I home!!! My family and I had a fabulous Hawaiian vacation. I honestly couldn't believe that on our last day I found myself not wanting to leave. I was really getting into that super laid back relaxing mood, which is SO RARE for me!  Im a "GO GIRL" and never slow down! hee! hee! (The photo above was scanned in and looks a bit distorted. Not sure what's up with that. We look kinda funky! LOL!)  

The weather could not have been MORE PERFECT!!! Low 80's, with low humidity and a constant ocean breeze. This is the gorgeous view from our balcony.

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Im not going to bore you with a ton of photos, but I will share with you just a few of my favorites. While hubby was attending seminars, Grant and I played!

A day on the beach.

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Helping Mommy paddle the paddle boat.

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A day tour at the Dole pineapple farm located in the mountains.

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 Wee baby pineapples.

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The plantation also had a hibiscus garden.

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We toured North Shore and Sunset beach. 

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Hang loose!

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The beautiful green lush mountains .

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Our very last evening we attended a Luau. Grant had a BALL!!!! However……the highlight of the evening was my husband being hand PICKED out of almost 500 people to come up on stage and demonstrate the hula dance!!!!! Omigosh! I was laughing hystrically and so was everyone else!!!!!

Trying it shake his money maker!!! Hee! hee!

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Hee! hee!

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It's finally nice to be home and sleep in my own bed again! It's also WONDERFUL to walk in the door after a long trip to find a big package waiting for you that holds the most breathtaking heart stopping handmade swap gift!!!!

My apron is handmade from the lovely sweet and VERY VERY talented Dara of Sophie Rose Designs.

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To me I like to describe it as a grand decadent pink chiffon layer cake. Layers of ruffle and vintage lace. The ruffle is the the icing on the cake!

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Dara's gorgeous apron is more like a ball gown.  It's quite heavy in weight and has such a rich elegant feel to it, but definitely with a touch of "girlie". 

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I can tell that Dara put her heart and soul into this apron and sprinkled with lots of love. The details are exquisite!!!

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Ooooooh it's sooooo dainty and feminine!!!! 

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I can't wait to find the perfect opportunity to slip on my satin heels, pop open my favorite bubbly of Veuve Clicquot champange and prance around for fun wearing an "orginal " Sophie Rose Designs apron.:)tee! hee!

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I LOOOOOOOOOVE my apron Miss Dara!!!! Again, Thank you Heather and Stephenie for hosting a FABULOUS swap!!!!

WOWZERS!!!!!!!! I cant get over the number of comments for the giveaway!!! I have read each and every comment and I THANK YOU all for leaving such sweet and lovely compliments!!! I had a few double comments, so the final number is 166.

Drumroll……….the winner is…….

The randomly picked number is: 2

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WHOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The WINNER IS BERLIN!!!!! :))) I will package your sweet little prized goodies and send them on their way! 😉 Enjoy! 

Ok my friends, I am going to be a bit MIA for the next two weeks. My art event is less than TWO weeks away and I have TONS to do to finish preparing. I'll be gone for a bit, but I'll be popping in here and there to hopefully see what everyone has been up to! 

Have a fabulous creative week!!!!

XOXO,

   

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wow! What a fun time in hawaii! I am so glad you got to relax before the “big” event! Can’t wait! The apron Dara sent is soooo luscious! I bet you about died when you opened the package!!
see you soon!
xoxo, Tiffany

What a wonderful relaxing holiday you had and that apron is equisite!! Really it is just like a ball gown isn’t it? I hope you get to wear it soon…and take some photos. Good luck with your preparations, I am sure it is going to be a magical event!
Kiss Noises Linda

Welcome Home, Jenn!
So glad your vacation was Perfect… Just Loved seeing your photos… everything looks so Beautiful over there…
You sure were blessed with such a Lovely apron… ~swoons~ …And, Congrats to Berlin for winning your give~away! YAY!!
I hope your upcoming art event is Successful ‘n Fun… I’m looking forward to hearing ‘n seeing about it… Do Enjoy!!
~blessings~
Pearl

Well my mouth is OPEN wide :o))) that apron is truly a gown ~ like a prom gown of the highest proportions ~ the shade of pink is soooooo gorgeous and has sophie written all over it.
best wishes Ginny x

Jenn, it looks like you had a wonderful time in Hawaii…your pictures are gorgeous…oh my!!! your apron from Dara is just SO beautiful!!! the details and ruffles are scrumptious!!! she did a beautiful job:)

hi Jenn, welcome home! I wondered if you were on vacation or something as I noticed that you had been missing. love the picture of grant on the paddle boat. He is so cute. little vivi didnt get to go ?
love your apron!
have a great week!
vivian

Oh that makes me MISS Hawaii, i LOVE LOVE LOVE that place- pure paradise!!
that apron??? Holy cutness! just beautiful!
Hope your art event is WONDERFUL, as i’m sure it will be!!
~misschell
http://chinamommy04.blogspot.com/

Jenn, your vacation pictures look SO wonderful! Looks like you and your family had such a lovely time. So cute about Hubby getting picked to do the hula! hahaha
Ok so that apron is just SOOOOO dreamy!! I LOVE every single detail… the ruffled waist and that pretty lace fabric she used…and that gorgeous ribbons at the bottom are amazing!!! Wow! I bet that baby took your breath away when you opened it!
xoxo

What fun pics. Hawaii is such a fun place.
Bristol

Hi Jenn! I love the pictures of your vacation!! It is so beautiful there! Youre so lucky :) Grant is such a doll in each and every picture. You are beautiful as always! I LOVE your sandals!! And your ourfit. I just did a post on my blog about aqua, brown and cream!
Dara is a very good friend of mine. She is so talented, isnt she? That apron is just to die for!! You are so right, it is like a cake :) Dont you just love her crepe paper ruffles? they are so decadent.
Glad you are home safe and had a much needed vacation :)
Love ya,
Amy

Your pictures are so beautiful as usual :) Isn’t it amazing how on the flight home from Hawaii everyone always is so sad and quiet?
Your apron is so dainty and sweet.
I can’t wait to receive my prize, thank you!

Hey Jenn,
Love the vacation pics! The apron is so you. :) Can’t wait to see it in person… maybe you can model it for us. tee-hee only 10 days days… I’m starting my count down. xoxo, Joanna

It looks like a lovely time in Hawaii! But as you “said”, its wonderful to sleep in your own bed!
Congratulations to the winner of the sweet give-away and to you for your lovely apron!
What a creation!
I’m curious about your art-exhibition and wish you the best!

I’m so glad to see you had such a great time in Hawaii. It is our favorite vacation destination!
Can’t wait to see pictures of your event…I’m sure it will be fabulous!

I love your blog…I have an award for you to pick up
@ http://annaclotandme.blogspot.com

I am sooooooo happy you like your apron Jenn!!!!! Thanks so much for your sweet compliments!! :)
Oh my gosh, those Hawaii pics are GORGEOUS!!!! That place is truly heaven on earth!!!
I can’t wait to see what all you do at your upcoming art event!!!
xoxo
Dara

Oh my goodness!! That apron DOES look like a ball gown!!

Amazing vacation, Jenn. Looks like everyone had a ball!
The apron is soooo yummy! It does remind me of a layer cake! You’r gonna look beautiful in it!!

What beautiful pictures of Hawaii!!! Glad you had a safe trip…
That apron Dara made for you is just BEAUTIFUL!!!! I loooooove it soooo much…
STephenie

Lacy

Wow! What a prefect name for the apron. It’s beautiful and so is your family!

Angela C

you could totally add that apron to a dress and wear it to Silver Bella – you could be Marie Antoinette!

I love the sweet pictures of your Son. And the apron is beautiful! Congratulations to Berlin, you lucky girl : ) I hope you are having a good week.
Kathy

Jennifer

It looks like you had a great time, thanks for sharing the pics too. Now, That apron is beautiful and it is the perfect shade of pink too!!! It looks great on your dress form as well. Have a great day!! Jennifer : )

Hi there, I am hosting a book swap over on my blog. It is a permanent feature, which will always be on my blog, it is not a one off, like the rose theme swap I’m hosting. I have listed a load of my books which I am willing to swap, take a look, there may be some you fancy. If you would like to list books which you no longer want, and are willing to swap, just contact me at rosehyacinth@hotmail.co.uk, or leave a comment on my blog, with your name, the name of your blog and the books you wish to swap, and I will type them up and post them on the swap page, so the more and more people who participate, the wider the range of books there will be to choose from, and remember, it will always be there on my blog.
Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

May you have the sweetest and loveliest of Mother’s Days today and always…

Glad you had a nice Mothers Day Jenn! I loved the Hawaii pics! My husband and I were BOTH up on that stage dancing!! I love that Luau- it is the best time!! Glad you all had fun. xox natalea

Wow Hawaii looked totally magical and completely relaxing. How hilarious they chose Curtis to dance!!!
Loving your apron from Dara. It’s seriously amazing. How totally perfect for you! xo

What a gorgeous apron, Jennifer! Just heavenly!

Every piece of your work look excellent.Looking forward to hearing more from you!

Every piece of your work look excellent.Looking forward to hearing more from you!

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