Thursday, March 14, 2013

Aloha from Hawaii - Show and Tell Friday!

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 Aloha! I'm blogging from Hawaii!  It's Wednesday at 5:00 pm Hawaiin time which is now 3 hours earlier than California time because they don't move the clocks forward for daylight savings time!  It's 81 degrees! I was sitting outside but had to come in because it's too warm!  I'm a California girl and grew up in that dry climate so any time I'm in humidity of any kind its hard on me!  Really though...the weather is amazing here and I have no complaints!  We've been enjoying our time here. We arrived yesterday (Tuesday) morning around 9:30 am.

My boyfriend, Allen, is 13 years older than me but in amazing shape, works out almost every day and he eats so healthy!  He inspires me!  Just look at this healthy breakfast he brought me. Papaya and cottage cheese. After this we had scrambled eggs with salsa, cottage cheese, fresh tomatoes! High protein and healthy!


Allen has a second home in Hawaii on the Big Island, right on the golf course. Above is the sunset from the lanai off his upstairs master bedroom! It was gorgeous! 


There are tropical flowers blooming everywhere! Lots of hybiscus blooming right now!

Our first full day here (Wednesday) we went to the beach! I had so much fun body surfing in the ocean!  The ocean is freezing cold in Northern California but here in Hawaii it's so warm!


I'm really enjoying myself here and 1 day at the beach and I'm already getting tan! Well, maybe a little sunburned too but I'm hoping it turns into a tan!


I hope to share more photos next week. I've only been here about a day and half and haven't had much of chance to take photos yet.  I hope to go visit Tracy, one of my blog readers, who owns Hawaiin Vanilla Company later this week. I'm so happy she reached out to me and invited me up there!

Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments!

If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog.

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49 comments:

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Looks like you are having so much fun! How awesome to have a partner who is into fitness and healthy eating. I'm usually the one doing the prodding here :) Looking forward to more photos when you get back!
xo, Andrea

Karen said...

Have a great time Cindy! thanks for hosting.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Have a wonderful vacation !! Thanks for hosting again this week

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Looks beautiful there! And fun :)

<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

Sarah said...

Aloha! Have a fabulous trip, Cindy. Hawaii is awesome.

Melissa Skidmore said...

Enjoy paradise! Thanks for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Cottage and Broome said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time, enjoy!!!! Thanks for hosting, Laura

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Thanks for hosting even if you are in the place that is as close to heaven as we can get on earth! Enjoy!

middle child said...

We are vacationing in Florida and it's been too cold to wear flip-flops let alone go swimming, even in a heated (outdoor) pool. If my husband was able to fly, I would go to Hawaii next year!
Looks like a beautiful place and I'm glad you are having a good time.

Lee Caroline said...

Oh how lucky to be in Hawaii, I have been there a couple of times many years ago on the way to the UK and absolutely loved it. I remember hand feeding fish at one of the beaches.

I love the idea of papaya and cottage cheese, I have not tried that so I will have to try it as we can actually grow papaya's in New Zealand but they are quite small.

Thank you for letting us link up each week, you should be holidaying not blogging, but I understand how it becomes such an essential and enjoyable part of our lives.

Lee :)

AllyJo said...

You look so pretty. Have a good time. Thank you for hosting. I look forward to seeing it all.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Looks like you are having an amazing time, Cindy! Thanks for hosting. Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Jamie -Better With Age said...

Love Hawaii! Have a great time and thanks for hosting ;)
Jamie ~ somuchbetterwithage.com

shari said...

Hawaii for a vacay sounds marvelous, Cindy! Enjoy yourself! Good for you on keeping up the healthy lifestyle.. and now add a guy that loves doing the same!
I posted a Goat Hill blog post on Show & Tell. Hope you haven't forgotten us over there. Come visit in May? will send you email, or call! Shari

Sara Chapman said...

Hi Cindy, I am so enjoying your report. What a great vacation. Careful with that sun, girl! A big hat, with a brim....

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

So nice trip ! Love your picture with Marylin's white dress : you're so cute.
Here in FRANCE spring forgets us ! It snowed yesterday on PARIS !Thank you for hosting
Xoxo
Joƫlle

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Thanks for letting me join in your party.

franzone said...

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Debra @ Homespun said...

Wonderful pictures and you look very tanned, happy and lovely! I especially love that sunset ...gorgeous ! Thanks for hosting!

Savannah Attic said...

So happy Your Enjoying Yourself. And making your Romantic Home in Hawai
Lisa

Eclectically Vintage said...

Aloha Cindy! Enjoy your beach time and your cocktails!
Kelly

Jeannie and Linda said...

I am so thrilled for you! Hawaii! Boyfriend! 2nd home! Great words! Fun Fun Fun! Have a wonderful time!

Thanks for hosting from Vacation!

Peace,
Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

Curtains in My Tree said...

I am looking forward to getting on the beach in Jamaica

I know you are having a ball in Hawaii especially with your man friend LOL

the pictures are wonderful

Miss Charming said...

Aloha, Cindy! Enjoy yourself--it looks like fun! Thanks for hosting!

Miss Charming said...

Aloha, Cindy! Enjoy yourself--it looks like fun! Thanks for hosting!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

Have a wonderful time in Hawaii! Thanks for hosting!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

Have a wonderful time in Hawaii! Thanks for hosting!

Callie @ Callies Crafts said...

Have a great time! Thanks for the party.

WendyBee said...

Your photos are lovely! I'm glad you are having a good time.

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Good morning! Looks like you're having a wonderful time!...is it really the weekend already??!! Have a fun day.

Mrs. Sarah Coller
Homemaking Linkup is live and ready for whatever you've got to share!

Victoria said...

Ohhh la la, I didn't know you had a boyfriend! That explains that big, beautiful smile on your face:) Enjoy your stay in paradise!

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Sounds like you are having the time of your life and wish I could join you! Thank you for hosting this lovely party!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thanks for hosting! Wishing you a happy weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

SizzleandZoom said...

Gorgeous photos of Hawaii. Really wish I were there.

Helen's Decor said...

Cindy, I know you are having fun. It looks marvelous. Thanks for having us along with you!
Ha! Seriously, it's kind of you to have it set up for us today.

Thanks, Helen

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

So pleased you are having a great time. It looks like Australia where I live. We have had such a hot summer this year with high humidity,I am so over it. Bring on Winter. :)

Cindy~ said...

13 years older? Wow Cindy, you have earned this Cougar's badge of courage! lol

Have a blast and bottle some of that sunshine!

Cindy~ said...
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Cindy~ said...

I'm sorry, I deleted the post above because it was a double post. I also want to mention that I love Allen's pineapple lamp. So cute! :)

°°valeria°° said...

Aloha Cindy!beautiful!!
valeria

Susan said...

Sounds like a dream-come-true, Cindy. Oh, that sunset was glorious and the hibiscus, gorgeous. All so lovely. Thanks for sharing. I know you will have a splendid time! Susan

summerlandcottagestudio said...

Aloha and have a fabulous time, Cindy.
Thank you for hosting all the fun while you are out enjoying the sun!

Bohemian said...

I'm so Happy for you that you're Enjoying this Fab Vacation in Hawaii... color me Green with Envy since it has been over 24 years since I've been to a Hawaiian Island and have yet to visit the Big Island! *LOL*

Blessings from the Arizona... where it's definitely a dry heat *LOL*... Dawn... The Bohemian

Rose of Sharon said...

You are so adorable! I love that picture of you at the end. What a lovely trip!

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Pearldweller said...

AMAZING!!! I have always wanted to go to Hawaii but am afraid of deep water.So I will live thru your pictures. Send more soon.

Meghan Grace said...

I am so happy for you! I was married on Makena Beach in Maui 4 years ago. It was the most magical day of my life! Have fun!

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FABBY'S LIVING said...

How awesome to be in Hawaii!!! Enjoy to it's fullest. Big hugs,
FABBY