We have had a pretty mild winter in the Pacific Northwest and even saw quite a few beautiful sunny days here in the past couple weeks. I am very grateful for that considering that so much of the country has had severe winter conditions that would challenge the sunniest of dispositions. It is still cold here though, so about this time of year I'm ready for some warmer weather.
I'm talking REALLY ready.
Sitting on a lanai somewhere listening to island music.
Mai tais. Or pina coladas. Both.
Swaying palm trees.
Sand between my toes.
Who's with me, people?!
I try to keep the Aloha spirit in my heart and my mind all year 'round, but living in a state of Aloha is just not the same as being in the state of Hawaii and sometimes I really miss being there. Coming up with fun ways to bring more Aloha into our lives helps, like making a "Live Aloha" canvas sign for a friend who reminds me of this message every time I see her. So here's how this sweet little sign came to be...