Hi! I’m Carmina, also known as Nana. I love DIY projects, parties, crocheting, and traveling. In this blog I share patterns, recipes, DIY projects, pet tips, party ideas, and travel tips. In short pretty much all the things I love and everything that catches my attention.
My husband, Steve, and I live in Honolulu with our Siberian Husky, Cannoli and Tonkalayan cat Razz. We have three children and five grandchildren. We own a small business in Aiea, where my husband and son work. My son, his wife and their one year old twins live close by. I “twin sit” several days a week, they keep me very busy!
My eldest daughter lives in Georgia with her husband and two sons ages 13 and 7. My youngest daughter, her husband, and their 2 year old son live in Colorado. Though my girls live in different states we are very close, thanks to technology, namely Face Time, we see each other almost everyday.
One of our most favorite activities is traveling. We travel all around the world as a couple and with our children and grandchildren. When we’re not traveling we are planning and hosting events, specially birthday parties, we just love to host themed birthday parties! We also love holidays, Christmas and Halloween are our favorites!
My daughters and I also love to craft, cook, and bake. My older daughter Jenny is currently into upcycling, she loves to hit garage sales for old wooden drawers and tables which she turns into amazing furniture. Jaime, my younger daughter makes beautiful wreaths and other home decor. I dabble in whatever catches my interest. I crochet, sew, decoupage, and more. My current passion is creating party decor with my handy dandy Cricut machine.
I also have an Etsy Shop, Savvy Nana Crafts, where I sell custom crochet hats, party stationary, and other cool stuff! Check it out, you might find something you love!
I hope that you enjoy my posts and find them useful! If you have any ideas or suggestions I’d love to hear from you!