Gearing up for a Lego-tastic Birthday!

My lovely daughter recently turned twelve and she has her birthday party this weekend. We are having it at a beach so I am not going crazy with decor because there isn’t TOO much to decorate!
We did make some really cute invitations:


I just bought a pack of notecards and some brightly colored card stock. I just cut the card stock to fit the front of the card. I then used a circle punch to punch out circles and attached them with glue dots so they would be a little raised. They turned out great! I even downloaded a cute Lego font for the inside of the cards.

I am now elbows deep trying to design a Lego brick birthday cake and get it done before Saturday! So far I have three pretty cakes; vanilla, dark chocolate, and red velvet.


Each one is going to be cut, stacked and turned into a brick.

I also made some homemade fondant because store bought is SO awful. I found a recipe online for marshmallow fondant. It was relatively easy but pretty messy! Especially because I had two kids helping out!


Three tubs of girly fondant colors done!


Now all to do is trim cakes, crumb coat, cover with fondant and stack! We shall see if I can finish it tomorrow!

Underwater Waikiki


Continuing the touristy recap of my in-laws visiting… We did the Atlantis Submarine tour. I have to give my husband credit, he found this one. I was worried that it would be kinda lame since we do quite a bit … Continue reading

Aoki’s Shave Ice

This is (was) my favorite shave ice place on the North Shore. Unfortunately this is the last chance we got to go there before they were tearing this building down and moving locations. I hate it when that happens… I have a fondness for old, funky buildings.

The hardest part, always? Deciding on a flavor! I am fallen in LOVE with guava, something my boy put me onto (how my 6 year old is all of a sudden a more adventurous eater is beyond me) Guava, lilikoi (passion fruit) and cherry is my flavor combo of the moment. And no beans, ice cream or condensed milk… I like a classic shave ice.




Leah, my niece, getting her ‘small’ shave ice. You should see the large, its as big as your head.DSC_0183



Happy sugared up kiddos… DSC_0184