Monday, December 17, 2012

Life's Little Details

Here's a glimpse of what's been going on around Lil' Puna lately...
"The details are not the details. They make the design." -- Charles Eames
This past week, I spent the bulk of my time wrapping packages and standing in line at the Post Office. 'Tis the season!
A pom-pom flower to brighten any day. // What's in my bag? // A day of errands calls for sparkly flats. // Work ensemble.
Fluffy texture. // Sparkly ornaments. // Glitter Tape = Best Invention EVER! // Christmas correspondence.
Fluffy puppies post grooming (Tripp's rear included). // Pathetic, isn't it? // Caught snoozing seaside. // Macarons from a dear friend.
Happy Monday, dear friends! To say I'm excited about today would be a ginormous understatement. My parents arrive this evening, and I couldn't be happier. It's the first time Flyboy and I have got to spend time with them together in 2.5 years. Say what?! It's also our very first Christmas we'll celebrate with my parents since we've been married (that's a whopping 4.5 years). We spent a good chunk of this past weekend preparing for their arrival, and I think everything is ready. We even busted out seven bags of mulch to make Lil' Puna's landscape sparkle. If that's not an example of a twenty something-couple with old souls, I don't know what is. Let's just say, we know how to have a rockin' good weekend. Ha Ha! Now if they could just get here already! I can't wait to spend some quality time together—it's definitely long overdue.

In a lot of ways, my mom and dad's arrival is a bit surreal. The last time we were all in Hawaii, my dad was active-duty Air Force and stationed here on the island. Flyboy and I visited my parents while we were on break from college. We had yet to graduate and tie the knot. So much has changed since then, and I never would have envisioned the roles reversing as they have. Funny, isn't it?

Because I want to soak up every moment while they're here, things on the ol' blog may be a little light this week. I hope that's alright! In fact, you might also be gearing up to visit family and celebrate with friends. With all the hustle and bustle, who's got time to read blogs anywho? It's time to get festive with it and celebrate! 

Since Christmas is a week away, I'll offer you one piece of advice. Just trust me on this; I learned the hard way this year. Beware of glittery wrapping paper. While it's adorably snazzy, you will suffer repercussions later. I loaded up on several rolls about two weeks ago, and I'm still finding flecks on my eyelids, cheeks, and clothes. The worst part? This stuff is tough to wrap, my friends. Perhaps it's just a case of #punaproblems, but with the combination of humidity and glitter wrapping paper, I can't seem to get any form of tape to stick. Just when I think I've got it, I see the end of another box that's opened up. Choose your wrapping paper wisely, or be prepared to approach your packages with glue guns blazing.
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  1. I love your cute gift wrap! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family! :)

  2. YAY!! I am so excited for you guys to spend time with Ma and Pa R.! I know you will have tons of laughs together and a great time all around. So happy they'll be there with you AND flyboy will be home, too! Double win!

  3. Merry Christmas Ashley! I never comment but I thought this would be an appropriate time to say how much I LOVE your blog & how thankful I am for all the sparkle you add to our lives! Hope you have a wonderful time with your parents!

  4. Have such an amazing time with your family lady!!
    hahaha thanks for the heads up on glitter wrapping paper...i did the same thing last year with glittery wire ribbon- it. was. EVERYWHERE. bleh.

    love all the images, you're the most colorful person i know!

  5. I think that time that we were visiting and met up with y'all was the time you referred to in your post. Feels like eons ago! What fun to have them visit and have the rolls reversed like that! Tell them Even Faye says hi. :)

  6. These little glimpses into your life are so beautiful. You definitely live colorfully. ;) Your presents look great!