Tuesday, May 31, 2011

This be all I need!



http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-house-for-sale/coastal-cottage-in-washington-state/

oh, and I'd take the ocean front location if you twisted my arm :-)

bath houses and outdoor kitchens

love some of these!

http://tinyhouseblog.com/straw-bale/natural-bathhouses/

http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13731

Well... I'll keep adding to this list

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Building Hiiaka's Garden




Ooooo.... I LIKE this, it's similar to what I envision, but on a larger scale. Hopefully she still has her nursery by the time I get there to purchase plants :-)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The 12 Trees Project



LOVE THIS! Gotta go when I get to the island!

How to - Growing Papaya from Seed. - South Florida



OMG!! Who knew it would be this easy.... I can't wait to try this. Have read 9-12 months from seed to fruit.

Unusual Fruits



Ok, this one had a bunch of good ones, except his additional comments say "it's not longan" so not sure on that one...

While researching "The Crazy Pineapple Dream" for an island business name

I came across this ..... it was posted under "what does it mean to see pineapples in your dreams?"

"To see a pineapple in your dream, represents self-confidence, ambition and success. You are self-assured in what you do. Alternatively, the pineapples symbolize hospitality. It could mean that you need to relax or take a vacation."

And.... I think this sounds like me :-)   I think it's a good sign.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

How To Open a Coconut - 3 Ways



Ok... this guy is totally trying to push sales off his website, but that being said, his demo on opening coconuts is pretty good.... and that snazzy coconut tool..... cooooooool!

How to Cut Pineapple



Good suggestions.... except.... we all know what we will do with the top to our pineapples.... right????

How to Cut Papayas

More packing and shipping...

Yay!!! My first set of boxes finally arrived in HI all in tact, yet they took 6 weeks to get there! What the hell? Everyone says this is the norm... like chill it's Hawaiian time.... ok. But it makes me realize I've got to plan way ahead. So, I've shipped 3 more boxes this week, ummmm that would put them there mid-July...  I've got about 4 more boxes of personal items I'd like to ship. I also have about 3 or 4 boxes of my lavender business I will ship, mostly just scaling that down by August and when ordering new supplies will have them shipped there. One last detail I've almost got figured out is shipping my bike. I've secured a free bike box and found a friend that knows how to break my bike down for shipping, plus they will do it with me so I can put it back together when in arrives in HI. This will save me about $100... shipping the bike will be almost $200 YIKES!

Creating home remedies with herbs and weeds

I intend to plant a medicinal garden patch just for this reason :-) Here's another good article on the topic found on "Common Sense Homesteading"
http://networkedblogs.com/i99ci

Friday, May 20, 2011

Yet another resource I want to save

http://nativeplants.hawaii.edu/

Martha Stewart meets Off Grid LOL!

Someone told me this the other day... "you'll be like Martha Stewart Off Grid" and ... well... sadly they are pretty much right on. Even though I have an intense interest in off grid systems, simple living techniques, frugal tips and the whole less is more thinking... I do have tend to spruce things up a bit :-)  I love creating my space, indoors and out. Seriously, this girl ain't no Martha Stewart, but a little paint and a refurbished cool old chair... it's a good thing! haha!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Container gardening

A good resource.... with little soil in HI, the idea of container gardening is appealing to me.

By Janice Crowl, who also writes the blog http://hawaiigardening.blogspot.com/

Container Gardening in Hawaii: How to Grow Paradise in a Pot

another small space heating idea

http://www.marinestove.com/sproducthistory.htm