Random Bits and Confessions…

by Tania Ginoza on December 16, 2012 · 5 comments

One of the things I love about long walks is the wide variety of plants I see like this Hong Kong orchid tree.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

For the past few weeks, I’ve been rising before the sun to drop off da BF at the Lahaina boat harbor on selected days. He was renovating condos and needed to catch the first ferry of the day.  This was the view that graced my lucky we live Maui eyes as I headed back over the pali as the sun came up.

One of my favorite buy local gift picks is handcrafted pieces from Haiku potter, Valerie Mizner of Peahi Pottery. I selected this stack of dishes from the Haleakala Waldorf School Holiday Faire a few weeks ago. You can also find her work at Maui Hands.  The only complaint I have is it is so hard to give any of these away.  You can see more Peahi pottery in my gift wrap post from last holiday season and my recent post on the Proteas of Hawaii gift shop

Confessions:

I forgot to post my purchases during the mindful consumption challenge in November.  So, let’s take care of that right now (cringe):

  1. $4 on a Kindle book by Hawaii mystery writer Toby Neal
  2. $150 on birthday and holiday gifts
  3. $100 on jewelry for moi from Tiffany Chou and Rockabella Jewels (Black Friday specials)
  4. $29 on a cowl neck Stylemint T with long sleeves (I forgot to “pass” for the month)
  5. $32 on a Portionware to go food container set
  6. $78 on a haircut
  7. $35 on a new wireless keyboard for the day job
  8. $150 for art and beaded bracelets from the silent auction at the Go Red for Women event

Did I resist anything? Yes!  Glad you asked.  I avoided getting sucked in by the iPad Mini hysteria and am still happily toting around my first generation iPad.  I also held back on a Composer lens from LensBaby and a fill flash.  I still have the photog items on my want list but can wait until next year.  My resolve was also maintained during various online sales that flooded my in box all November.

Sigh, I think that’s enough confessing for now.  Have a great week everyone!

 

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Lori December 17, 2012

That Hong Kong orchid is gorgeous! It brightens up a dreary, rainy day over here. I love looking at all your photos.

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Tania December 17, 2012

Thanks so much Lori! I’d wish we’d get a little rain here, it’s been so dry.

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lisacng @ expandng.com December 19, 2012

Love the flower in the first shot, being able to see the sunrise in the 2nd, and that antiquey cup set is gorgeous! Good for you for holding back on the Mini! I also got charged for JewelMint b/c I forgot to pass on this month. If I don’t use the credit this month, does the credit go away or can I use it in Jan?? Do you know?

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Tania December 19, 2012

For stylemint, the credits just accumulate until you use it. In fact some of the items take more than one credit (cashmere sweaters, cardis, etc.)

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lisacng @ expandng.com December 20, 2012

Thanks girl!

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