Thursday, December 1, 2011

In with the New

Obviously it's not yet January 1st, but we're getting started with The New a little early around here.

Maybe you'll forgive me for my long silence when you hear we've been moving into a new house.

My new favorite things?

A double oven.

And a dishwasher.

And some new kitchen towels.

Mozely's favorite thing is pulling the towels off the handles. Funnest. Game. Ever.

Yessssss. It's all about the new kitchen.

How I lived this long without a dishwasher, I'll never know. I mean, I know plenty of people throughout the history of time have lived without a dishwasher, but now that my husband and I won't have to be passive aggressive about who should be doing the dishes next, my life is way better.

My entire existence has been so difficult lately that I'm ready for some relief. Between remodeling, babysitting, working, being sick 3 times, and everything else, I'd say that I wouldn't immediately recommend packing up all of your crap on top of that. And my, what a lot of crap one has when you start actually examining how many boxes it takes up.

I'm not even going to tell you how many boxes it took to pack up my cookbooks. Eek. And my kitchen. Double eek.

In between all of the madness, I got the sweetest package in the mail from one of my readers and now e-mail buddies.

These pictures do not do them justice. I received them and packed them right before we moved, and then couldn't find them. I couldn't find the lens I like (packed away), and then I couldn't edit the pictures in photoshop (desktop packed away). Uh, did I mention we moved in 2 weeks ago and I still haven't even started unpacking anything except the kitchen?

Anyway, I love these towels. They are huge, which is so important for kitchen towels, plus they are cotton and they absorb liquid so well. And they are crazy cute. Shar draws these herself and has them printed. I'm afraid to use them too much because all of my towels are nasty stained, but she promises that they wash so easily even if you do wipe up chocolate off of kids faces or try to clean your oven. Ok, so maybe don't clean your oven with it. She is so reliable and does things right when she says she will so if you want to order some of these from her she will send them to you. If you are in Hawaii or coming to Hawaii she will be selling at the upcoming craft fairs:

Aliiolani Elementary, Saturday Dec. 3rd

Her too-cute towels were recently featured in the Advertiser as one of the "Things We Love" feature they run on Fridays. I couldn't agree more.

I'll be back to posting regularly and I'm excited to be re-energized with writing and blogging because

Seriously, it is like all kinds of Christmas around here. This is so much more exciting to me than Santa. I told my husband I don't even need any Christmas presents.
(except a kindle. because we have way too many freaking books. I know you agree with me. just give in already. maybe we need 2. oh, and then, naturally, we'll need to buy some ebooks.)

If you are still wanting to sign up, we have limited spots available, plus we made a few changes and were able to drop the price to $75. I'm also excited about the group that is coming. I think the socializing at lunch might be my favorite part.

Come back around on Tuesday. I've got a Lilikoi Bar recipe for you.
Just to keep up our Christmas cheer.

Thanks to Foodiacs, Down to Earth and Mama T, Harvard Common Press, and Mutual Publishing for providing food and giveaways at our upcoming workshop!


Robyn said...

love the dishtowels! so cute!

Belinda @zomppa said...

NICE! Congrats on that awesome oven!!

Love the towels - glad you are settled in.

shar said...

Hi Mariko, Much Mahalos for showing off my towels :)

just a note that the Dec.7th show at the Okinawan center in Waipio, is an evening show. It starts at 5:30pm and ends at 9pm :)

Mahalo for being my bestest email buddie !
btw did I read...double oven ? my dream kitchen !

Mele Kalikimaka
shar :)

Dianne Jacob said...

Congrats on your new place. I'd love to have a double oven! And those towels are fabulous.

Looking forward to meeting you in person after all this preparation!

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

A double oven and a dish washer? I want to live in your kitchen. Seriously, can we just move in? Love the dish towels.

Nippon Nin said...

Congratulations on your new house. Funny, I don't know your address. I love the towels and a picture of backside of Mozley. I wish I could see his face too.

liko said...

double oven -- what a dream!!
and hooray for dishwashers!!! never knew what i was missing until i got married and had one! now i don't know how i could go back to not having one...despite the occasional hand wash of a dish or two - sure as heck beats having to hand wash an entire sinkful!
and those hand towels sound ideal and are cute.

Robbie said...

Awesome oven! I'm so glad you have a kitchen to your liking. And those towels! So you!

FootPrints said...

A NEW HOUSE!?! awesome!! such a big accomplishment in hawaii! i'd love to get out of our town home sometime...before i die ;/
i'm bringing my dirty dishes over when i dont feel like washing!

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