Monday, August 10, 2015

A Day at the Beach with Halia AND More "Ono" Grinds from Kona

Hey there Peeps!   Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  Oh boy, I sure did.  Hubby had a class to attend in Kona so while he was there, I went cruising and did a bit of shopping (Ross, Target, PETCO, Macy's, K-Mart, and Jeans Warehouse).   Fun...but OhhhhhMG, it was sweltering HOT in Kona.   I swear you could probably fry an egg on the sidewalk.  LOL.    

Well, it would have been a perfect day for the beach.  So here's my card for today.....darling Halia by Sister Stamps playing in the sand.   

For this card, I added the cute turtle by Craft Lounge and starfishes by Stampendous.  Inked them and Halia with Copics.  Also used the "Stitched Circle Frames" die by Die-namics, and DPs by Island Paperie from Island Scrapbooking.

Me being a super speedy shopper, was done in 2 hours so I drove back to where my hubby's class was then took a short stroll along Alii Drive.  Cooled off in ABC Store then took this pix of the beautiful coast line.  Class got out at noon.

OK, time for lunch at Umeke's and both hubby and I were dying for a nice COLD drink.  Cranberry juice for me and Bug Light for him.   Kanpai!!!

I had a very small breakfast and by 12:30....starving.   Boy, I tell you, lunch was worth starving for.   I ordered the "Mauka 2 Makai Mixed Plate" and got to choose 2 items.  Everything looked YUMMY and I ordered the Teri Beef and Furikake Chicken.   Oh, I can see (or taste) why this place has won many awards.   The food is above and beyond delicious and the beef was SUPER TENDER.

Famished hub ordered the "Mean Da Plate" which came with Pulehu Beef, Stuffed Aburage, Chili Peppah Wings, Furikake Ahi, and Hammah Roll (sushi)".    Mmmm, so ONO.

As soon as we stepped out of the restaurant we were instantly dying for something ice cold again to beat the heat so we headed to One Aloha Shave Ice in the King Kamehameha Mall.   Hey, if you're in Kona, you MUST go there.   Seriously, this was DA ABSOLUTE BEST shave ice I ever had.   The ice is shaved super fine and they make their own organic, yes organic syrup in a nice variety of flavors.  I describe it as naturally delicious.   They're working on lychee now.   Hubby had Strawberry and Banana with Azuki Ice Cream....DA BOMB!!! 

I ordered Blueberry (on the other side), Strawberry, and Coconut.   ANOTHER BOMB.   This really hit the spot.    Oh, and did you know the cup and straw are made with corn????   How's that for taking care of our environment?   I like the flowers shaped lip on the rim to I keep the shave ice from falling out.   You even get a reward punch card.  Buy 9 and Get 1 Free.  Gotta go there again for sure.

Okie dokie, thank you for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!


cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Karen, such sweet images, your food looks amazing, hugs Kate X

Leanne said...

ohhhh!!! My subway sandwich, chips and drink DO NOT compare to all of that onolicious looking food you shared! (hahaha) You always have the best food pictures and you make them all sound mouth watering.
Aww, LOVE your card featuring Halia and that dp works so well together. Love all the additions too. Suppa sweet card! Have a great day and stay cool!

Marilyn said...

Love that image and the paper is the perfect background for it.
The food and drinks look delish... now I'm hungry.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beachy fun card! Looks like so much yummy food!

Mary Marsh said...

sounds like you had quite an adventure in Kona-your lunch looks amazing as dies the shaved ice-and that being said I love your card Karen-such a cute image you used

eunice said...

What a FUN beach those Sister Stamps beach kiddos! But wait now, is that photo of the whale one you took or is that designer paper? Either way, it looks just awesome and your card would make a fabulous starting point for a scrapbook page!
Sounds like you had a lot of fun in Kona...especially enjoyed all the foodie pics...yum!

Jeni said...

Cute card! I'm going to Kona tomorrow. Haven't been there since I left for Vegas two years ago. It'll just be a quick trip.