Graduation season maybe drawing to an end, but lei making still continues!!!! Lately, I've been working on making solid color open leis, here is a sample of what they look like!
Small Business Goals
For the last six months, I have been actively working on getting my small business operational. Being a sole proprietor, I have been navigating this journey the best I can, learning as I go, making and calling all the shots – taking accountability for decisions I make, owning up to mistakes, and fixing issues as… Continue reading Small Business Goals
Orange and Yellow Ribbon Lei
Hafa Adai Friends, Just finished this orange and yellow ribbon lei and posted it on ebay for sale. Measurements for this is lei are approximate: length from knot to knot is 47 inches; end tails: Knot to end tails is 5 inches; width: 2 inches. More ribbon leis will be available soon.
YouTube Tutorial, new on Hafa Adai Isla
Hafa Adai Friends! In between, starting and finishing graduation lei orders, I created, and edited a tutorial video on how to create cowry shell spacers. It has been a while since making a talking video, I was super nervous, and anxiety ridden, but painstakingly pushed through to go beyond my comfort zone. Here is the… Continue reading YouTube Tutorial, new on Hafa Adai Isla
Kukui Nut Lei Necklace
Kukui Nut Cowrie Shell Lei
Making a tutorial video !!!! Available Soon !!!!
Hafa Adai Familia !! I’ve been a work-in-progress everyday since my last post!!! Making more leis, putting together a tutorial video! Starting and completing orders …. 24 hours is not quite enough to get anything done!!!
Working On an Order
Orange and Yellow Ribbon Lei
Warrior Lei Red, Black,Brown
Hafa Adai Friends! Just working on updating YouTube tag words for Youtube shorts videos that I created for leis I posted. When I created youtube shorts for my finished leis - I neglected to complete the "tags" section. I wondered if this is the reason for low subscribers count? Or if my shorts were even… Continue reading YouTube Tags?
My favorite holiday
My wedding day is my absolute favorite holiday! My husband and I married exactly 89 days from the day we met, and have celebrated this holiday ever year since! Understandably, this is a personal holiday, but it is a holiday meant to be celebrated! Initially, when we told our families that we wanted to get… Continue reading My favorite holiday
Nothing But Leis !
This week I took a good, hard, raw, up close personal view of my youtube channel, ebay store, and word press blog. And honestly, it was a hot mess, I am all over the place! It is not good for business: I cant make and sell leis and be a reseller of random stuff! I… Continue reading Nothing But Leis !
Working on a New Warrior Lei
Warrior Lei – Completed!
Hafa Adai and Good Evening Friends, I finally completed the warrior lei that I initially started some days ago! I stopped work to help mama make graduation leis. It was really fun to do that with her! Colors used to make this warrior lei was chosen at random, off white, brown and teal. I am… Continue reading Warrior Lei – Completed!
Benefits of Being Self Employed
Work From Home. Here. There. Anywhere! Being self-employed, naturally, I work from home. This is where my husband, babies and dog reside – there is no place I would rather be. My favorite place to work is at the kitchen table. Where I have everything laid out and at arm’s length ready to go. This… Continue reading Benefits of Being Self Employed
A Lei for My Nephew
Hafa Adai Friends! I hope everyone had a safe and fun weekend!!!! For now, I am setting aside my warrior lei project to focus on my nephew's graduation lei - he is graduating this May! We are all so very proud of him! This is what I have so far, had to stop because my… Continue reading A Lei for My Nephew
This week on eBay April 14, 2023
Hafa Adai Ya'll, This week on eBay was business as usual. I posted a lot of items, mainly crafting stuff and 1 pair of girls denim pants! I made one sale this week, but that was a flop! Please check out this anxiety filled post - it explains the whole horrible ordeal! This week, I… Continue reading This week on eBay April 14, 2023
As a small business, I thought it would be worth my while to try out Affiliate Marketing? But every time I google Affiliate + Marketing , the internet breaks!!!!! That is equally scary as well as intimidating! Doing a search on this particular subject on YouTube is absolutely nuts! So that’s a hard pass! There… Continue reading Affiliate Marketing?
A decision I made in the past
A decision I made in the past that helped me learn and grow....was making the choice to remove toxic people in my life. Unfortunately, that meant certain close friends and family members...they know who they are! It was a difficult choice to make but enough was enough! It was time to release myself from these… Continue reading A decision I made in the past
Yellow Light vs. White Light – eBay Photos
Today, I reviewed my ebay listings and came across one listing that stuck out like a sore thumb, more specifically - My Little Pony Friendship is Magic WONDERBOLTS Fluttershy~Pinkie Pie. The original picture I took for this listing is problematic, horrible lighting and extremely brown. It honestly, looks like the poor box was submerged in… Continue reading Yellow Light vs. White Light – eBay Photos
Most fun way to exercise!
Dancing...., twisting, twirling, popping, locking, spinning! Dancing is like a happy place where we loose all sense of time, and effortlessly move our bodies to the sound of music...and it hardly feels like exercise, especially when we are having fun! It is always the day after - the body aches and soreness makes it feel… Continue reading Most fun way to exercise!
Red, Black, White Ribbon Lei
Happy Easter Ya'll! I hope everyone is having a very blessed, fun and safe Easter Sunday! It was a very quiet, lazy Easter Sunday with the familia. Early this morning, the Easter Bunny showed up for the kids with lots of candy!!! I was able to start and finish a ribbon lei today, check it… Continue reading Red, Black, White Ribbon Lei
This Week on eBay and YouTube Shorts
This week on eBay was busy - made one sale (that was exciting!), on April 4th! And posted an item every day, except for yesterday due to a zoom meeting! I also went ahead and lowered prices on most item listings as much as I could (but had to remove the free shipping option) so… Continue reading This Week on eBay and YouTube Shorts
Ribbon Lei Crafter and eBay Reseller
While I am a ribbon lei crafter, I am also an eBay reseller! I have listed clothing items (pre-owned, and new), handcrafted earrings, crocheted coasters and crafting kits and everything else...on eBay! Everyday, I grab a few items to create item listings! So far, I have at least 41 active sales as of April 1st!!!… Continue reading Ribbon Lei Crafter and eBay Reseller
Today was an unexpected crazy day!!!! While the house is winding down this evening, I’m in my workshop with a cup of coffee, working away !!’
Working from Home
This is a quick authentic, real-life snapshot of my home office space / work shop , otherwise known as my kitchen table! It is a realistic, functional, cheap, nothing special, large enough real estate space for work essentials - laptop, pen, notebook, ruler, and quilting ruler mat, and of course ribbon lei making stuff! The… Continue reading Working from Home
Kids’ Ribbon Lei
Hafa Adai Friends, Here is another ribbon lei that I completed this week! Yah! This is a special lei, spring time inspired! It was crafted for small children, (ages 5 to 7 years old). This lei is 35 inches, full length, folded in half is 17.5 inches. Please visit my eBay store
When you were five, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Daily writing promptWhen you were five, what did you want to be when you grew up? View all responses Yes ! Indeed I did! I wanted to be a kangaroo! Yes, you read that right - a kangaroo!!! Kangaroos are amazing creatures....they are efficient, specifically energy efficient by hopping around all day...honestly, why would any… Continue reading When you were five, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Answering More Questions.
Am I open to meeting new people and listening to a variety of new ideas? I am most definitely open to meeting new people because like a student on the first day of class, I am ready to listen and take lots of notes! Along with new ideas, I will gladly also accept hacks, ins-outs,… Continue reading Answering More Questions.
Spring Inspired Ribbon Lei
Finished Ribbon Lei Light Blue and Brown
20 questions continued….
In a deleted published post, I mentioned I found a website with 20 questions about starting a business and in that same deleted post, I proposed that I would respond to each question over a course of 5 days all the while being an etsy seller. However, I have severed working ties with the etsy… Continue reading 20 questions continued….
Turning a Hobby into a Home Business
Handcrafting ribbon leis is something I could do everyday, its a natural habit to pick up ribbons and start braiding with my eyes closed!!!!! As a hobby and a business, I can complete at least 3 leis a week!! After doing a quick research of the small community I live in - there is not… Continue reading Turning a Hobby into a Home Business
Offering Free Shipping on my eBay Store?
As of today, I have 27 active sales in my eBay store. Since posting my items, I have thought about offering free shipping (on MOST shop items, with the exception of a few) After running circles upstairs in my crazy brain and consumed half a dozen of Bavarian filled chocolate donuts, went ahead and revised… Continue reading Offering Free Shipping on my eBay Store?
Everyday is an eBay Day
Everyday is an eBay day. The goal is to post at least 3 items everyday – anything from handcrafted, new, or pre-owned. As of current I posted 23 items, and 222 more to go until March 30th. The ribbon leis that were originally listed on Etsy are all uploaded to eBay. eBay is a new… Continue reading Everyday is an eBay Day
Etsy Seller Violation?
Hafa Adai Friends I woke up this morning to learn via email that Etsy deactivated one of my listings - most specifically the Black and Yellow Money Ribbon Lei? This particular lei was found to be in violation of an Etsy policy??? All day trying to reach out to an actual Etsy human customer service… Continue reading Etsy Seller Violation?
Ribbon Leis by Isla
So far to current, I have posted five different ribbon leis on eBay while more ribbon lei listings will become available in the next few days. While making leis today, I realized I’ve been so wrapped up in ribbon lei work, that I have not shared any finished items with ya’ll for a look-see! (Honestly,… Continue reading Ribbon Leis by Isla
I Heart Yoga Pants!
I heart yoga pants! Yep, you read that right! I am unequivocally, undeniably addicted to yoga pants, 24/7, three-hundred65!, 8 days a week! #YogaPantsLife! If ever given the choice to choose between denim skinny jeans or yoga pants…Which one would I wear for the rest of my life?! Of course, primetime choice would be ride-or-die-forever… Continue reading I Heart Yoga Pants!
Setting Business Goals
Hafa Adai My Friends! It was really exciting to finally have Hafa Adai Isla up and going! I could not wait to share this news with everyone! Even though, I posted just a few things up as of current day, I will be posting more items in the next week and then moving forward, as… Continue reading Setting Business Goals