Thursday, April 22, 2010

I. am. in. LOVE.

So this last weekend I went out with two girlfriends. We had a blast in Waikiki. We had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory and went out dancing. More on that later when I get the pictures from my friend.
What I am posting about today is an artist I found out about while down in Waikiki. She's featured at many of the shops down there and from what I heard they have a ton of her stuff up in a town called Haleiwa, by the North Shore. She is an amazing artist. I wish I'd seen her stuff right when we got here. My living room would have her art all over the walls and it would stop looking like a college apartment and start looking like a grown up house, as Eric likes to say. The artist's name is Heather Brown (I will link her name to her site). She is mad talented. If anyone ever wants to get me presents, birthday, christmas...this is what to get me. Once I start getting her stuff I will post a list on my sidebar or something so everyone knows what I have. Hehe. That's not too pushy, is it? Just trying to be helpful. ;)
I will try and post a pic below. It might be copyrighted so I don't know if it will work. Both her and this other artist I found out about down there did posters for a surf competition so I might be able to post those. This is Heather's stuff:

This other art that I saw and I really like is by a lady named Kat Reeder. Her stuff is very retro and very me (well, a side of me). I bought a post card with of hers. I so love it. This is it, and below is another of her painting (it reminds me of Layla):

Anyway...besides the regular hub bub of life not much is going on. We're working on our list of stuff to do before the move. We have lots of stuff to plan out. We're hoping to leave Hawaii by June 21st. I'm kind of a sad person. Now that we're getting ready to leave...I'm realizing just how much I'll miss the laid back life style here. It really does suit us. I've never been the 'cram as much crap as you can into your day' type of person, and Hawaii is definitely a place to lounge and live restfully. I'm hoping we can enjoy it as much as possible before we leave. We'll definitely be back to visit...if not to retire.

Friday, April 09, 2010


It's all changed again. We will be moving to Virginia this summer. 100% positively!
Hopefully spending some time up in Pennsylvania with family before we settle down there. We're moving back to the area we were in before Hawaii. It will be nice to know our way around. School districts, places to play & eat....we have a good idea on it all. We're putting in for base housing but we're also looking for a rental out in town. It's always nice to have some BAH left over. These next two months will be busy busy busy. I hope I don't get too stressed.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Pork Roast

So my little sis posted a link to a Crockpot Carnival, so I went on over to check it out. I decided to share my all time favorite crockpot recipe. Many have heard my claims about it, as well as my sister in laws. It is insanely good. Here is it:
Pepsi Pork Roast

1 pkg pork tenderloin.
  • 1 (12 ounce) can Pepsi
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 (1 1/4 ounce) package onion soup mix
optional: 3/4 bag of baby carrots
baby red potatoes, halved

1. If using the carrots and potatoes put them in the bottom of the crockpot. Place tenderloin on top. Season tenderloin with salt and pepper.
2. Mix together soup and onion soup mix. Add in can of Pepsi. (it will be lumpy) Pour over top of tenderloin.
3. Cook in crockpot on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours.

If you use the carrots and veggies there will be less sauce. If you just use the tenderloin the sauce makes an outstanding gravy over mashed potatoes.

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.