Monday, February 6, 2012

CHA And Other Fun Stuff

Did you miss me?  Yes, I know I've been MIA lately, but I had good reason!  After the holidays, I've been getting ready for my trip to LA to attend CHA!  Woo hoo!  It's been a dream of mine to go one day and I finally made it!  Dragged my sister along with me and had a blast going through all the new stuff and taking classes.  A bit more about that in a sec.. wanted to share some pix from the trip....

First up is my darling nieces... DN2 (Darling Niece 2) is seen here at Bruxie. If you ever have a chance, you have to try this waffle place.  Its so awesome!  They have both sweet and savory sandwiches made out of waffles.  The junk things is that there is not much parking and only outside places to sit.  Other than that, the food is fabulous!



Here's DN1 showing off her waffle.  She chose my favorite... waffle w/lemon curd and fresh berries.  Yum!


This was taken when we were waiting for our food..


And after we ate lunch, we checked out this cupcake place that won Cupcake Wars on Food Network.  The cupcakes were OK.  Read on for more on cupcakes...


Here's the firs pix we took at CHA.. I pretty much forced my sis to take it with me.  I love how the Lawn Fawn booth had this polaroid and props to make your picture fun.  They were soooo nice there!  We even met some ex-Hawaii residents.  They were so nice and knew immediately we were from Hawaii too!


When we saw these, I made my sis take pictures.  Sorry- not so in focus- this was taking w/my iphone...  Do I look like a Sister Stamp?


Here's my sis with the other outfit...


Finally got to meet Patti from Creations by Patti!  She is so full of life and such a great resource!  She told us all about digital cutters, etc.. I was trying to take notes in my head, but I don't think it worked.  Saw her later and she told us she didn't have much time to eat lunch cause she's so busy taking classes!  She's so fun, wish I could've hung out more with her.


And I also got to meet one of our former guest DT- Leanne!  Leanne was so nice!  She was helping out at the La La Land stamps booth doing a make 'n take.  We didn't have much time to talk, but she was so much fun to visit with!  


OK- you will think I'm a stalker, but I took this photo from behind Tim Holtz!!!  Yes, I could've touched him,but I didn't want to scare him.  :)  He is a craft god!  To watch him in action was pretty amazing. 


Also met another blogger.. Ivy!  She was waiting to go into the Hero Arts class we took.  She found out I am blog friends w/Donna of Three Umbrellas and so we took a photo to email to Donna.


Ooh.. got to meet another "Celebrity", Jessica from the Greeting Farm!  She was so nice, especially when she found out I knew Kris (K-Lusive Kreations)!  They were on the TGF DT together and she could not stop talking about Kris.  


After a busy day of ordering, we played hooky and went to the Happiest Place on Earth!  Yes, Disneyland!!  Here's what we saw when we first walked in.. Poppies!  I guess spring is almost here!



 We also went to California Adventure and rode the Toy Story ride.  Sis is so awesome at shooting games!  She skunked me!



 Later that day we happened upon the Jedi Training Academy show and after the show, we ran into some Stormtroopers!   DH was totally jealous that I got to take a picture with one.  He kind of scared me.


 
Ahhh, Toontown... We almost didn't go, but I wanted to check out one of the stores.  Glad I did cause we found some really neat stuff!  Also took a fun photo here...

 

When we got back to my brother's house, he surprised us with the most awesomest cupcakes ever!  OMG- I am craving them now just looking at them!  From left to right starting at the top... Hula Hula (coconut & pinapple- my fave!), Raspberry, Boston Creme, (bottom row) Chunky Monkey (PB, banana & chocolate), another Raspberry, and Chocolate Mousse.



As you can see, my nieces loved it too!


I had lots of fun on this trip!  It was definitely a fun experience at CHA.  Next time I gotta take more classes!  Back at home now with the family- its good to be back!

8 comments:

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Woo-hoo Jenny, looks like you had a blast. Your nieces are so big now. And those cupcakes look too good to eat.

sweet said...

Aww thanks for sharing all those photos! Almost makes me feel as if I was really there! :D glad you got to spend time with your siblings and had so much fun!

Linda said...

Welcome home supa-star! One of these days I'm gonna make it to CHA too! Thanks for sharing your memories with us and those cupcakes look killer!!!

kris said...

OMGosh!! AWESOME pixs!!! i'm with Linda, one day i'll make it to CHA... hehehehe! and those cupcakes, dang, i think i gained a few pounds just looking at them... YUM!!!!

Leanne said...

Awesome post Jenny! You're nieces are so cute and they love the camera yea? :) Where on earth is that waffle place?! I need to try it! hahaha! I felt like I was meeting a couple celebrities when you and your sis stopped by our booth. :) It was sooo nice to meet you both in person. Too bad we didn't get a chance to talk more. You took some pretty fun and awesome pictures. I think Tim Holtz would have been ok if you touched him, I'm sure he's used to it. He probably would have hugged you. :) Glad you got to try some onolicious cupcakes and that you were adventurous at C/A and Disney. Hopefully next year the rest of the Hawaii girls can come. TFS!! ;)

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Mimi said...

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