Friday, July 25, 2008


Thank you to everyone who helped make this show so awesome! It all started Saturday morning when Anna Kessie, my cuz Robin and I were having one of our 'Vintage Clothing Sales' and we casually threw the idea around of having a fashion show the following Thursday. We then asked customers if they wanted to model in the show and after they told their friends we had 16 models and a total of 51 outfits in the show.
We sent out a mass text and made flyers in hopes that someone would come. Then the amazing MARK LEE came and took some pictures at the show. Lo and behold, he turned the event into a High Fashion shin-dig! Check out the MASTERS' handy work I found on Here are 2 of the pictures from the event.

The model above is Angie wearing a 'Jackie Kontoes' original. This is my 'Lucy' dress.

The pic below is of 10th grader Kallie Hancock wearing a 'Delmer Vintage' dress. Delmer Vintage is Anna & Zane Kessie's vintage clothing line. They sell on eBay if you would like to check out their threads. I am 28 and Kallie is 14... she is exactly half my age and yet SHE is my idol! SHE RIPS!!!!!!

Thanks again everyone for coming and helping. We should have a bigger one in Sept!

Here are a few behind the scenes pics:

You will need to turn your head sideways to watch this video of baby J groovin'

So sad...they were perfect idots for eachother!

'Bachelor' Matt Grant officially a bachelor again!

Jul 25, 2008, 11:48 AM | by Mandi Bierly

Bachelormattshayne_l British Bachelor Matt Grant and his fiancée/"Monkey," Shayne Lamas, have finally acknowledged their split. We'd like to help them remember the "good" times. After the jump, a trip down memory lane, courtesy of our Mini TV Watches.

March 18: And then we come to Shayne, the actress from Malibu, who only falls into the could-be-crazy category because she thought she needed to tell us that it's really no big deal that her dad is Lorenzo Lamas.

March 25: The second group date found the other seven girls accompanying Matt on his first trip to Sin City. Kelly, who always seems to be slurring her words (read: drunk), won some alone time with Matt by being the best gambler. This pissed off Shayne, as did Matt choosing to spend time with anyone who wasn't her. I feel like we missed the beginning of Shayne's tantrum, but cameras caught up with her in time to hear her tell Matt, "You have 20 other girls downstairs eying [sic] for your attention, and do you think that I am a person that is, like, you know, waiting in the wings, and, like, would do this not to get to know you?" No, Shayne, he thinks you're a person who signed up for a show that has ALWAYS had 25 girls vying for the attention of one man — so suck it up. As Shayne admitted when she sulked after Chelsea got the group-date rose, "I'm used to getting my way. I'm used to getting a million roses." This is why I think Matt should trust his instincts — as opposed to his twig and berries, which believe stunning Shayne is beyond his level of attractiveness — and not trust her. She says she doesn't feel this way about anyone. That's because no man ever makes her chase him. Shayne assured Matt that she was there for him, and he kept her around despite insisting that the drama was a big turn-off. (Strike three.)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Free FASHION SHOW Thurs. Night at my HOUSE!

The Half Pipe will be open for 18yrs and up!

July 24th on the Laie Point
From 7-8pm

-Vintage Clothing for Sale (Men & Women)
-Fashion and Home accessories
-Baby Clothes

-Authentic Baja style Taco Plates for $6

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens

If you live on Oahu or are planning to visit I suggest camping for the weekend at this awesome botanical garden in Kaneohe. There are nature trails and a big pretty lake. It was hot and a little muggy so it was a downer to not have the beach to swim in. But next time we are bringing a slip N' slide! Fo real.

The Pierces, Prices, Thomanders, Loveridges, Johnstons and the Kessies all came to hang Friday night. Anna has always said she wanted to camp here and then we looked into it and it was free! It was really nice, clean safe and beautiful!

What do you do when you camp? You eat a Burger the size of your head!

Then you feed one to a cute little pregnant girl and see if she passes out.

We jammed for a while trying to keep up with Zanes amazing talent!

Jesse has some mad skills (magic that is).

Elizabeth was very impressed by her dads skills.

Me and Dortilla

Corbin taught J all about the ways of fire.

Taylor tried to teach J to play the Ukulele but he wanted to eat.

So she laid him down for a snack.

Zanes crotch.... so artistic.

I dont know what this plant it called....

....this either

Thank you Kessie family for bringing us to a new, fun, and beautiful place on the island!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Camping in Kaneohe info:


"to make a place of peace and tranquility"
400 acres of geographically laid out botanic garden
endangered and rare plants
network of trails to facilitate visitor enjoyment
32-acre lake (no swimming)


Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden was designed and built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood protection for Kaneohe. The facilities include a day use area, campgrounds, and a Visitor Center with lecture room, exhibition hall, workshop and botanical library. The hours of operation are:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily
  • Closed Christmas (December 25) and New Year's Day (January 1).
The geographical regions which are predominately represented are the Philippines, Hawaii, Africa, Sri Lanka & India, Polynesia, Melanesia, Malaysia, and Tropical America. The environment is ever changing as the plants are maturing.

VISITOR CENTER: Everyone entering Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden should come to the Visitor Center first. This includes hikers, bicyclists and joggers. The center also provides information on programs being offered, permits, car passes and special events. Call (808) 233-7323.

GATE OPENINGS: The gate is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is closed at 4:00 p.m. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, cars with prior permit applications or car passes may use the later gate opening from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and exits only are from 9:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

PROGRAMS: Hoomaluhia offers many ways to become involved in the environment through nature walks, hiking, camping, crafts, cloud-watching and other programs to enhance environmental awareness. The programs at Hoomaluhia emphasize ecology, the study of relationships between human cultures and the plant world. Day use and camping programs can include ethnic, craft, botanical, horticultural and environmental activities.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES are offered at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays and 1:00 p.m. on Sundays. Please call (808) 233-7323 to register.

CAMPING: Kahua (campgrounds) are opened for programs including camping. Tent camping is a low-cost, energy-efficient part of the environmental experience for families, individuals and groups. Permits are required and must be validated at the Visitor Center. Camping is available from 9:00 a.m. Friday through 4:00 p.m. Monday.

  • stove or hibachi and fuel
  • food and cooking equipment
  • cooler and coolant (ice)
  • insect repellent (if sensitive to insect bites)
  • rainproof tent and rain gear
  • sleeping gear
  • lanterns and flashlights
  • other personal items

PERMIT APPLICATIONS: Permits for camping and other activites are issued directly at Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden. For telephone inquiries and reservations, call (808) 233-7323.

A WORD OF CAUTION: Plants contain a wide range of substances used by humans as food, medicines, dyes, poisons, etc., but leaves, fruits, seeds and thorns may cause skin irritations, sneezing, external or internal discomfort, eye inflammation or puncture wounds.

  • A basic rule in any botanical garden is never put any unfamiliar plant or plant part in your mouth and use caution in touching any unfamiliar plant you encounter.
  • To preserve this fine collection, visitors are prohibited from picking any part of the growing plants or removing any plant material from the garden. Section 10-1.2, ROH.

ALCOHOL is not permitted.

BALL PLAYING: There are no facilities for organized ball playing at Hoomaluhia. Ball playing is not compatible with nor appropriate in this Botanical Garden.

CAR PASSES: Camper cars must have a car pass issued at the Visitor Center. Car passes are required for cars remaining after 4:00 p.m. The speed limit is 15 m.p.h. Drivers are reminded that vehicles, including bicycles, must remain on designated roads or paved areas at all times and are not to be driven or parked on the grass, gravel paths or shoulders for any reason. Park in a proper stall and walk a few steps farther.

DAY USE: The day program area (Pa Launa) is available for people participating in programs at Hoomaluhia. Programs are arranged through the Visitor Center.

ELECTRICITY: Use of the City's electricity for lights, appliances, etc., or hook-up for water in connection with camping or night picnicking is not permitted. No generators of any type shall be operated at any campground.

FIRES: Build fires only in fireplaces, grills or on fire pads. Leave ashes in grills or on fire pads. Empty hibachis into grills or onto fire pads.

KITE FLYING: Please inquire at the Visitor Center.

LAKE AND STREAM USE: Due to impurities in the streams, swimming and boating are not permitted.

PAY TELEPHONE: One is available at the Visitor Center.

PEACE AND TRANQUILITY: Hoomaluhia means "to make a place of peace and tranquility." The operation or use of any audio device that annoys other garden users or neighbors is prohibited except by permit. Please be considerate of others.

PETS: Please do not bring pets.

PICNICKING: The picnic area is located near the Visitor Center. Permits are required for groups.

TENTS AND TARPS: Tents and tarps must be free-standing. Do not tie or attach anything to trees or structures.

For further information, please contact:

Honolulu Botanical Gardens
Department of Parks and Recreation
50 N. Vineyard Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone: (808) 522-7060

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Fast and Testimony Meeting...

Today at church a cute little old man was visiting and related a recent experience he and his wife had to the 'Good Samaritan' story in the good ol' Bible. He and his wife were going to the Doctor together and neither saw a little step near the elevator. His wife fell down and scraped her knee and the husband said he was not strong enough to pick her up. A man came out of the elevator with a cast on his arm and immediately helped pick the wife up with his good arm. By this time in the story I was bawling in the back of church. The nice man helped them upstairs to the doctor, stayed with them the whole time, and walked them to their car. He even bought them a box of band-aids with some Neosporin Plus to help with the wife's scrapes. The husband and wife were so thankful that the nice man went out of his way to help them.

Then the little old husband went on the say that he lives in Utah and has laid his hands on the heads of many Prophets and Apostles in his life time. He used to work at a BARBER SHOP near Temple Square. I was cracking up!

I hope when I am older that the younger generation will help Chris and I if we fall instead taking our wallets!

Friday, July 04, 2008

HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!

This is a really cool trick.

Mr.T is a quick change artist.

Look at what he can change himself into!

Cool huh?

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

New 'No Food Diet'

Diet Book Author Advocates New 'No Food Diet'

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Eel, it's what's for dinner.

When I first moved to Hawaii I was really annoyed with all of the people who were SO afraid to go play in the water because they were afraid a Shark would eat them. How many shark attacks have you really heard of and how many people go in the water everyday and are never bit? Come on!

But then some jerk ruined my life and told me that they were not afraid of sharks but that they were afraid an eel would bite them and latch on to their arm. I immediately adopted that fear right then and there and for the past 4 and a half years thought the worst thing that could ever happen would be to have an eel bite me in the water.

Have you ever seen their face up close...SCARY! No wonder Ariel was afraid of Ursula's helpers.

So anyway, I was surfing at Turtle Bay last night and I was pretty close to the reef shelf. I was laying on my board and this thing hops by my face and I sat up really fast. It slithered down my board and I started SCREAMING! My first thought was Blue Bubble tail (but this is too fat), no it's a Snake (no snakes in hawaii), then it's an EEL! get it off! My one true nightmare. As it slithered toward my crotch I started swinging my hands at it to keep it away. I felt a tug on my bathing suit and had visions of it going into my suit so I jumped off my board to safety. What safety? Now I have no idea where it is so I yanked my board towards me, jumped on it and rode the next wave to shore...shaking the whole way. It was a darker gray color with a hint of blue and maybe a foot long and as fat as a water hose, so I think the eels in the pictures (taken at Sharks Cove) are maybe what it looked like close up. I've heard some Hawaiians say that Turtles and sharks and other animals may be your ancestor come to protect you. No offense EEL, but if you are my ancestor...then I want protection from you!

And the ladies above have nothing to do with eels. I just wanted to catch your eye so you'd read my post!