Random Bits

Lovely Clusters…

by Tania Ginoza on October 4, 2012 · 0 comments

Aloha!  I wanted to share with you all today Rachel Follet’s Lovely Clusters.  Rachel is a graphic and web designer on the valley isle who shares beautiful handmade and vintage objects with her readers.  Rachel has collected a group of us to guest blog for her while she is off in beautiful Italy. You can […]


Happy 30K!

by Tania Ginoza on May 16, 2012 · 23 comments

When MauiShopGirl went live in July of 2011, I was happy if even ten people swung by on any given day.  Since then, my readership has  grown and yesterday’s page views surpassed the 30,000 mark!  Woo hoo! By the way, 30K in total over the life of the blog, not 30K in one day (just […]


Writing Prompts…NaBloPoMo…MauiShopGirl Style

by Tania Ginoza on December 5, 2011 · 17 comments

I’m participating in BlogHer’s December NaBloPoMo blog every day challenge. When you’re at a loss for words, all blogged out and feeling generally uninspired, you can turn to BlogHer for their daily writing prompt.  The problem? Their prompts never quite feel like me.  I also like to let post ideas sit for a while and […]


Inspired to blog…

by Tania Ginoza on November 5, 2011 · 3 comments

I’ve signed up for BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo online challenge.  The challenge is to blog every single day in November. I realize my proverbial plate is already full but I strive to blog daily anyway, challenge or no challenge.  With NaBloPoMo, I can share that experience with other inspired bloggers and earn the right to display a […]


Whiskers…My guardian angel

by Tania Ginoza on November 2, 2011 · 4 comments

Whiskers Hashimoto… When I first separated from my husband, I stayed with my sister and her hubby Scott until I got settled in my own place.  Their cat, Whiskers, is a big, ornery fellow who doesn’t always warm up to strangers.  Every night during my stay Whiskers watched over me.  He stayed perched on a […]