Monday, August 8, 2011

Big Beach

We made it home safely but only to find out that our favorite coffee shop, Jazz 'n Java, closed it's doors while we were gone.  Word has it that the property recently got a new landlord, who stupidly decided to increase the rent (In this economy?  Hello... especially with two of the four units of the property having been empty for more than a year before finally getting new tennants this spring and summer).  The owner of Jazz 'n Java also owns three other coffee shops (Sips), and even though this one was more successful than the others, he decided to close it instead of pay the higher rent.  Pretty sad!  The double blow in all this is that with Borders closing, my DH has lost his two favorite coffee places in the same month - he really liked the Seattle's Best coffee inside the bookstore as their coffee was consistently good.  Not sure what we're going to do - we can go up the street to the Sips coffee there, but the ambiance just isn't the same.

Ok, time for today's scrapbook pages.  One of my favorite places to go on Maui is to Big Beach just south of Makena in South Maui.  I just love this huge, golden sand beach!  The surf can be rough here so not many are brave enough to venture out for a swim.  The main attraction are the body surfers and boogie boarders, and this visit to Big Beach found about a dozen boogie boarders trying to catch some air.  This set of pages came together quickly as I can now use my desktop system and boy, is it MUCH faster than my netbook!




Thanks for stopping by today - I still have more pictures to scrapbook, so I should have more pages soon!

8 comments:

Shelley Z said...

Beautiful! Someday I would love to visit the islands of Hawaii!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous pages!! welcome home!

Sue said...

I love the colors and stamps you used on these pages! Glad that you had a safe trip home!

DClough said...

Love the pics of you & your girls. Fantastic job on your album. They made the right choice in having you as the yearbook advisor.

Paula said...

I love the full page picture with just the title. Great pictures and great pages.

Adriana Benitez said...

Love how you used those images (overlays?) on the pages. Such a cool, mod look to them.
Sorry to read about the coffee places closing. That's a real bummer... we lost a small local place too (and for the same reason). I miss having such a nice place to relax and chat with friends.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful pages so sad about the coffee shop closing don't think the landlord will be in business very long. lol

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love your style--the pictures are the forefront, and the embellishments make them pop. Great pages!