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hula girl
"keep aloha in your heart"

Saturday, January 19, 2013

aloha blog party!

Aloha E komo Mai! Welcome to my little part of this island blog party! I am so excited, i just got on-line, i really do live in a very rural area of maui, 2.5 hours from town! One of the negatives is difficulty with internet/cable, but i am here now! My name is Angi, I am married to a really special person named Hank, we have 4 adult kids and 4 little grndkids, that is vinnie(waioloi) in the photo fishing right across the street from my house, i wanted to show you where i live, hana, maui. I was a registerd nurse for 30 yrs on maui and have always done crafts/ metalmithing for the last 10 yrs or so for mental health! i took early retirement to help with the grdkids and try to do jewelry making and crafting as a small family buisiness, i went in to a major artist block a couple years ago and that is when i became addicted to following jewelry/craft blogs as a way to get inspired and after much persistence and reading many blogs and the artists stories my light came back! So i decided i wanted to start a blog, part as payback, maybe i could inspire someone. i learned there are alot of self taught artists like myself and i have learned alot of great techniques/skills following blogs, and i also found myself wanting to be a part of the special bloggers friendship/support i noticed over and over amongst the different blogs i went to, so here i am! A big mahalo to vicki for hosting this party over @ "2 bags full", i have learned getting your blog up and running is a little harder than i realized so this is huge for me! I can't wait to meet all you new blog friends today and over the next however long it takes,  oh yeah i almost forgot i am doing a give away! all you have to do is leave a post and on feb 1st i will do a drawing for a special piece of jewelry, i could not decide which piece of jewelry to use, if you prefer bangle or necklace let me know in your comments and maybe i  will decide that way! It will be real nice, i promise! Aloha, angi in hana

44 comments:

  1. Hello! Found you on the GYB trail and I look forward to reading more about your jewelry/crafting! I have the smallest wrists, so I'm more of a necklace lady. Fingers crossed, that I win :)

    -Jade @ www.muffinteahouse.com

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    1. tx so much for visiting jade, look forward to hearing from you, aloha, angi in hana

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  2. Aloha! You would fit in perfect with the Aloha Friday blog hop.

    Visiting from Grow Your Blog hop.

    Give me a visit some time ~
    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  3. I like your jewelry very much
    We get to see so much with this blog hop
    It would be nice to have you stop by and leave a comment
    Laura

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  4. At least every other month, my husband or I say to each other, "let's go back to Hawaii!" I don't know if we ever will, but I plan to hang around your blog from now on. Awfully nice jewelry - I hope I win. Come visit me again sometime.

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  5. Hi Angi, I love your front "yard". Looks like you're getting visitors, hope you get lots of followers. Ronda

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  6. Hi Angi,
    I stopped by from the GYBP tour. I love Hana! We were there last month visiting Maui. We stayed at a cottage on Nahiku Road. Such beauty everywhere you look there on the island. I'm glad to hear you've tapped back into your creative energy. I hope to stop by again...

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  7. I love your picture at the top of this post! I have some very similar ones of my sons with a fish! but they were taken in the UK and my boys have red hair!

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  8. Well I am glad I found you at the Blog Party! ALOHA...

    My roots are in Kauai... Having great fun Blog Partying and would love to take part in the giveaway. Hope you'll visit me back!

    BLOG ON...

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  9. Aloha! I love necklaces (not the choker kind). May you get lots of followers from this hop.

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  10. Hello : ) and thank you for the giveaway. I like necklaces best

    Thank you

    www.heartforhome-making.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Angi, thank you for your comments on my blog! I signed up to follow yours too. I prefer necklaces to bracelets-what a great giveaway! I'm looking forward to looking at more of your jewelry. Aloha.

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  12. Hi There! Thanks for peeking at my blog! I am in awe of what it takes to make the intricate metal pieces! But I do love shells and sea glass, your bracelet is LOVELY! Glad to get to know you - would love to see pictures of Hawaii and how it inspires your work?

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  13. You have a lovely blog. I'm a new follower and participant of 'Grow your Blog'. Have fun at the party!
    Evalina, This and that...

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  14. Hi,
    Your blog is beautiful! I'm a new follower too.

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  15. I browsed thru a couple of older posts and fell in love with those little rings. So sweet.
    Angela
    stitchinginthezoo.blogspot.com

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  16. Aloha Angi,
    You live in my most favorite part of the world. My husband and I have been to Maui 4 times and have taken the long trip to Hana...we just love going the Maui. Anyway, I am glad I found and hope to return for visits.

    Jenny

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  17. I too live in a tropical paradise, but not in a remote area like you. I am enjoying the Grow Your Blog Party and am meeting many interesting people along the way.

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  18. Merhaba, Angi! Thanks for viziting me during this Grow Your Blog party! You have a great blog, love your jewerly
    hugs from Turkey
    Nina

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  19. Aloha Angie
    I have only been in your airport once, but have wanted to visited. My Mom lives in Kona 6 months of the year and has for over 20 years. (my dad passed away 7 yrs ago). I also have a brother and sister in law that live in the same building as my Mom. We have had three children get married in Kona---only our daughter in law grew up there and still has all of her family scattered around the hawaiian islands.
    We have a lot in common with nursing and art and 4 adult kids and grandchildren---we have 7.
    Am joining as a blog follower and am excited to learn more about you. Come visit and join my giveaway.
    catiean

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  20. So good to see another Maui Blogger!

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  21. Aloha Angi,

    Mahalo for leaving the reply on my blog about comment tips. I hope they are helpful. I have several blogging tips posted and plan on doing more. I have not been to Maui, but we lived on Oahu (Navy) 1990-94. We traveled to the Big Island & Kauai, but that is the only island hopping we did. I got my teaching degree from UI-Manoa and our first child was born at Tripler.

    Diana of Diana Rambles

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  22. Aloha Angie! I , too, have a connection to Hawaii, a story for another day over dessert?! lol I love your blog look, very pretty, like you family is the most important thing. You are very talented jewelry artist. (I just looked)This idea to meet others is wonderful!I hope you have time to stop over, I have a giveaway too. Sooo nice to meet you, I ll be following after this. See you soon, warmly, Dianna

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  23. Visiting via Vicki's GYB Party and I've been in Hana. Dave and I lived on Maui, for a while, and would visit Hana and beyond...just beautiful!
    I'm having giveaways, visit if you've time.

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  24. Visiting from the GYB Party - got the chance to visit your beautiful island this past summer...fell instantly in LOVE! Probably drove through your little town on our meandering trek around the island one day...saving my photos from the trip for a HI post. Heading back now to read more on your blog - glad I stumbled upon it! Have a wonderful week - Tanya

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  25. Hi Angi, I just love the photo in your post. Now can you please send me some of your warm weather, Were freezing here! LOL
    Hugs for Idaho,
    Lynn

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  26. Aloha! Very nice to meet you! I have never had the pleasure of visiting Hawaii (none of the islands). I look forward to reading about your ring journey and seeing all the pictures of your lovely land.

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  27. Hello Angi, how are you? Well I hope! Happy 2013! I am so glad to visit you during GYB party! I hope you get many visitors. Your jewelry is lovely! I enjoyed reading your post here. I couldn't find your followers area.
    Hugs,
    Terri
    artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

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  28. Hello Angi -
    Oh my 2.5 hours from town,,,,,,this would be a big challenge for me! I have been to Hawaii twice in my life - a very beautiful state! Good luck blogging - you are off to a good start!

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  29. Hello from Texas, Angi. I have enjoyed visiting your blog. I would love to win one of your jewelery creations. A necklace or bangle would be great for me...I'm not picky! I love it all!

    blessings, denise :D
    http://tomorrowstreasurestoday.blogspot.com/

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  30. Hello from Germany :-) I really enjoyed being here on your beautiful blog- very nice to meet you! Hope we'll become new friends in Blogosphere...started following you :-)
    Warmest regards
    Ines/ E. Blumenstengel

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  31. Hello, I am close to retiring from the nursing business too! I would love to do crafts full time and work on my blog. Such fun. I would love to win your jewelry - anything sounds wonderful. My son married last July and went to Hawaii for their honeymoon. Then her family took them back to Hawaii for a Christmas trip.

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  32. So happy to have found your beautiful blog through the GYOB party! Can't wait to read more! I would love a chance in your giveaway too...thanks!

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  33. Hello there and so nice to meet you! wow Hawaii? how wonderful and interesting! Sorry it's taken me so long to get over here after the kind comment you left me for the Grow Your Blog Party, but I finally made it and I'm so glad I did! Wonderful blog and wonderful photos! I can't wait to read more of your blog!

    I love both necklaces and bangles and if you made it, it's got to be wonderful!

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  34. Oh my comment disappeared so I'm back to say what a gorgeous blog you have - so striking! What a great job you have done and you will be so rewarded if you keep going like this with it.
    Your jewellery is superb and I would have never found you had it not been for Vicki's thoughtful idea.
    You might like to see my fabric and lace creations over at my blog too.
    Wishing you nothing but the best with your blog and gorgeous grandchildren and dogs!
    Suzy

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  35. You have done a great job on your blog. Love the color and textile choices, along with your beautiful work. Hugs from Alaska. kareninkenai@gmail.com (www.alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com) or (www.karendorcas.com)

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  36. Nice to meet you Angi. I have been fortunate to visit Hawaii and loved it so much we are planning to go again.
    Your blog is lovely Angi and I found you through GYB. Have a lovely evening and do drop by and say hello.

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  37. Hi Angi! Nice to stop by your blog from Vicki's blog party. I love Maui, and if I can save up enough money, hope to take my daughter there as a high school graduation gift. I love your jewelry and if you pick my name (fingers crossed) i'd love one of your beautiful necklaces! So glad I stopped by to meet you and would love for you to stop by my blog and giveaway, too!

    maggie
    www.themagrag.com

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  38. Nice weather even if for only 20 min. I loved looking at your jewelery creations. Good luck on the wedding ring.

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  39. Dropping by from the GYB party. Hard to decide between a lovely handmade necklace or bangle. I'd love either!

    ~ Sherrie (Bird Lady)

    http://www.birdladyblog.blogspot.com

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  40. Oh and I just read this post, and wanted to tell you that I am also a registered nurse ( in Texas). Such a great profession! I am still working, but now as a nurse practitioner. Are there very many of those in Maui. It was not very long ago that i went for my first powered hang glider ride with Hans from Hana. Such a beautiful ride and what scenery!

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  41. Hello Angi,
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I followed you back here & enjoyed looking at your blog. This community has exploded since I started my blog 4 years ago. I love that you live in such a beautiful remote area and the work you do is amazing.
    Have a wonderful Easter!
    Lisa

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  42. Hello there, thanks for the comment on my blog and FB! -) Yes growing your blog is very hard work and I am lucky to have a little help from a fellow blogger as well, She is Sharon @ Elizabeth & CO. Good to see there are others that will take the time out of their busy day to help others. :-)

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