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With the addition of Restaurant city’s plots new home grown ingredients are now available. What do we do with these new ingredients, make new dishes!

2 New Main Dishes

2 New Main Dishes

New Dessert Dishes

New Dessert Dishes

New Drinks Yummy

New Drinks Yummy

I’m still waiting for my seeds to grow in to plants, ;( The new ingredients are Ginger, Coriander, Wasabi, and Vanilla. Don’t know if these will be strictly home grown ingredients or if they will become available in the market as well?

I love the fancy drink cups!

Plants

Plants

Wasabi

Wasabi

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New features in Restaurant City!

Coffee Plant

Coffee Plant

Quick update Restaurant City has added more levels! Now the highest Level is 38. I automatically got the new levels because I have an excessive amount of gourmet points.  You get 2 restaurant upgrades making your restaurant even bigger! You also unlock a thing called plots, which looks to me like Pet Society gardening. If you have rocks and grass growing in your plot you haven’t unlocked it yet. Plots unlock at level 16. Each plot unlocks at a different level. But when you do get it unlocked you can plant seeds in your plot and see what grows. The seeds are 2000 coins each so I only had enough money to buy 1 seed so far. You can grow up to 9 seeds, if you have the money. The seed takes 48 hours to grow. Don’t know what it will be, but I’m stoked about new ingredient or being able to grow ingredients! Make sure you water your seed by clicking on it. When you click on it and water it the soil will turn to a darker brown color, you can water it 3 times which will last 9 hours till you need to water again. Happy farming, I hope I can grow water, lol I really need water. I’m kind of bummed that  playfish doesn’t send out newsletters about new features like they do in Pet Society.

We have Plants!

We have Plants!

Friends Plots in Full Bloom

Friends Plots in Full Bloom

unlocked plots

unlocked plots

Growing My little seed

Growing My little seed

My Mario and Luigi Hats are now listed in www.My Shopping Connection.com . It’s free to add your product to their site and a great way to market your online products for free. Hopefully this will send more traffic to my etsy store . It was so easy all you have to do is fill out a online product submission form and they will notify you by email when your product is accepted.

Click To buy a Super Mario Bros Hat on Etsy

The ad looks great too!

😉

Replacing the Bug Exhibition at Pearlridge is the Food Drive ‘Canstruction’ Competition located in the central lobby of Uptown. Donated can goods for the Hawaii Food Bank were sculpted by local Hawaii architects, design and engineering professionals. The Theme this year is Statehood. The sculptures included Aloha Tower, the Arizona memorial and a great big Hawaii State Quarter. To vote for your favorite design throw a can in the shopping cart next to your sculpture from now until August  29th 2009. All donated caned goods will go to help feed Hawaii’s hungry. My favorite this year is the local Shave Ice rainbow flavored canstuction near the elevator and Starbucks. My runner ups go to the Aloha Shirt and poi pounder designs.

Shave Ice Canstruction

Shave Ice Canstruction

Rainbow Shave Ice

Rainbow Shave Ice

Aloha Shirt Canstruction

Aloha Shirt Canstruction

Poi Pounder Canstruction

Poi Pounder Canstruction

we have only 1 old non-working train in hawaii

we have only 1 old non-working train in hawaii

Shaka Bradda!

Shaka Bradda!

Gecko on what? i don't see it

Gecko on what? i don't see it

After my project was completed I added this New item to my Etsy Store!

So I wanted to ‘print’ some of my own designs for new pillow ideas, but screen printing was just to expensive for me. Most of the custom order screen printing online requires a minimal purchase of 6 or 12 shirts, which is not really something I want to invest in without knowing if it will sell. Plus I think T-shirts are hard to do since there are so many sizes. I wanted to just ‘screen print’ my design on pieces of fabric that way I could turn it into whatever I want (ex: bags, pillows, pillow covers, ect.) and I also want to test out different designs. So although this process is more time consuming it’s much more fitting for me ;).  One method of creating a screen printed look with out actually screen printing is stenciling. There are various YouTube videos and the results seem to turn out nice. But for stenciling you need freezer paper and an iron, both of which I don’t have. My method is pretty much the same just that I sketch the design on the fabric then I color in the lines with a paintbrush and fabric paint. Personally the painting is very therapeutic for me. It maybe tedious to some, but I don’t mind doing it. I find it relaxing.

The Painting Process

The Painting Process

After I finished my design I used it for a pillow 😉 Now available  in my Etsy Store.

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Just visited Hawaii’s new Lego Store in Ala Moana Shopping Center today. What?!?  Hawaii didn’t have a lego store?, lol not that I know of, and I’ve lived here all my life. It’s small but still really cool. I wish I had a point and shoot, because the pictures from my camera phone didn’t turn out that great. There where lots of great displays. An Employee told me that local Hawaii Lego Club members got together to build different displays for the opening.

The Bus

The Bus

My favorite was this Bus display. Legos modeled after Hawaii’s  “The BUS”, I guess we’re proud of our transit system. There was also a really great beach display with palm trees, a killer wave, and even a lifeguard shack. I don’t know how long the displays are going to be around, so if you’re local go down to Ala Moana and check it out. It would be fun and exciting if they decide to continually update and create new designs. That would definitely draw me into the store every time. The sets they sell are also very cool, but pretty pricey, almost $300 for this carousel design! I didn’t know Legos cost so much.

Lego Carousel

Lego Carousel

more of "the bus"

more of "the bus"- pretty great model there's tinted windows and even a bicycle rack and bike on the front of the bus, lol too funny

New design for my restaurant Mushroom Roof

New Restaurant Design

New Restaurant Design

Since duct tape is available in such a wide variety of colors, it’s easy to create a fun design for any duct tape wallet. First you need to learn how to make a duct tape wallet. There are many how to videos available on you tube. Mix and matched the different colors of duct tape to create easy fun designs.

Duct tape Wallets

Duct tape Wallets

Assorted sized circled can become a Yoshi themed wallet. Straight lines can create a Super Mario Brothers ‘M’ a simple circle can turn into the classic Pacman or Ms. Pacman. The possibilities are endless and the beautiful colors make it so easy. Keep your design simple. Play around with the layering technique to create a fun pattern. I like to have a different surprise color on the inside (the “money” pocket).

This is a fun project even children can do, with adult super vision and participation. I find it easiest to use an X-acto blade, but if you want to tailor this project into a fun kids craft, scissors work just as well.  Some tutorials suggest oiling your scissors so the sticky glue from the tape doesn’t build up making the tape extremely difficult to cut. What I do when using scissors is I make a small cut in the tape then rip it the rest of the way.

You will need an adult to do the trimming with the x-acto blade. I would also stress the necessity of the cutting mat for this craft, which is also a great measuring tool. If you are going to use a x-acto knife it is best to use a metal ruler for your guide the plastic or wooden ones will not be able to stand up the sharpness of the blade.

Good luck! and Happy Designing!

If you find this frustrating or too much work you can buy one of my duct tape wallets on Etsy 😉

Or check out some of my other duct tape creations, like my duct tape handbags inspired by the apple iPod 😉

ONLY the BEST GAME EVER!, lol just kidding.

Warning: this game is highly addictive and will cause you to lose many hours of your life you will never get back.

A little bit about Pet Society:

it’s what’s called a facebook app. there are many many many apps. you add on to your profile and play, i rarely ever add anymore apps, because the list is endless and crazy and i can’t keep up with all that. the pictures are of my pet’s rooms, i bought and placed all the furniture wallpaper windows doors carpet/flooring. you can make themed rooms kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, living room etc. they also have special seasonal items that are only around for he holidays ex. april fools, easter. st. patricks day. you can also change your pets clothes from shoes to wristbands to hats

Pet Society Kitchen

Pet Society Kitchen

Starbucks inspired cafe room

Starbucks inspired cafe room

it’s like a tamagochi pet, sort of, but your pet can’t die and the object of the game is not to raise a pet but to take care of your pet and be social. everyone else on your friends list that has a pet will be in your neighborhood and you spend your time feeding grooming and cleaning your pet and your friends pets to earn coins to buy things at the stores to decorate your ever expanding house. kind of like the ds game animal crossing.

How to Play Pet Society.

The number one goal in pet society is to make money, so you can buy things for your house. It take many hours and hours of playing to make money.

Visit Friends

What a lot of people do to make quick money everyday is they add a lot of ‘Pet Society’ friends. Each day a visit to your friends house will earn you money. The first 20 visits i believe earn you 20 coins then the next 20 will earn 10 coins and after that you will get five coins per person. If your friend has a recent activity icon by their name you will earn 30 coins when you visit them. That icon means you friend has logged in within the last 24 hours.

Take Care of Your Pet

Pet Society Ruby Star Pet Items

Pet Society Ruby Star Pet Items

The next thing that earns money is taking care of your pet. Feeding, Cleaning, Grooming and Playing. In your chest you have certain ‘tools’ a brush, soap and toys (ball, Frisbee, jump rope) As you level up the toys will also level up and look nicer, until you reach the highest PS level with is ‘Ruby Star Pet’.

My Pet asking for Soap

My Pet asking for Soap

Your pet will also ask you for things based on their status icons. If the heart meter is low it will ask for food. If the green Happiness meter is low it will want to play, and if the blue Hygienic meter is low it will ask for soap. when it asks for food you don’t have to give it what it asks for, any food will do.  Many different things will affect and fill the green meter, (visiting, friends, eating food, being cleaned, and playing with toys or being brushed).

On to the Races

to be cont. . .

New Restaurant City News!

Playfish has added drinks. So now we must collect more ingredients to level up our drinks.

New Drink Ingr. ICE

New Drink Ingr. ICE

However the drink feature is not available until you reach level 15. You also need to buy new drink equipment a soda machine or a tiny drink refrigerator before your waiters can serve drinks to customers. It doesn’t matter which you choose they both do the same thing. It’s like the stove no one cooks faster than the other the differences are just aesthetic, so go with the cheaper one if you’re short on cash. I’m still trying to level up my main dishes so the only drink I have is the generic ice Water, lol

Well good luck, now I save my all my money and use it only when there are drink ingredients on sale in the market.

Drink Machines

Drink Machines

I also noticed that as you level up you can select more than one dishes for each course so instead of just serving one appetizer dish you can select two. To choose your dishes just click on the one you want to serve and there will be a rotating ring around it. If you have something chosen and would like to change, click the dish that is chosen to un-select it and then click on the new dish you want to serve.  dang it I thought I only had to get one dish to level 10.  But it was Wrong now we have MORE DISHES TO LEVEL UP, ahhh. I NEED INGREDIENTS!!!, lol. I don’t know at what level but eventually you will be able to serve 3 dishes per course. Including Drinks. So keep leveling up people. I’m glad there are these new changes I was beginning to lose interest in Restaurant City, but now I have new reasons to be addicted, Thanks Playfish.

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