A bit of Bali

I’ve been looking for a bag that is large enough, but not ridiculously huge, to carry a knitting project and my small purse, and sometimes my laptop, too. I also want it to zip shut so my stuff doesn’t fall out. Also on the wish list: An inside zip pocket so I can find my keys, and a cell phone pocket would be nice. And it has to be pretty. I think this fits the bill.

bali handuk

It’s Lantern Moon’s Bali Handuk Shopper. Lovely! (Note the Lantern Moon 10th anniversary pin on it, too.) I went over to Lantern Moon last week to check out new products for their blog, and this bag came home with me. It’s perfect. Thursday also happened to be Cinco de Mayo, and it was fiesta time at the office. Here’s Jesse, rolling out the cart of chips, salsa, guacamole, and margaritas. Jesse is in charge of the warehouse; he knows where everything is, and makes sure it all gets to the right place.


Sharon and Joel just came back from Vietnam, and Sharon picked up these candies in the Tokyo Narita airport. She says that the chocolate in the candy isn’t great, but isn’t the packaging awesome? Love it!



Happy Mother’s Day! Here’s the buzz at our house. I came home from church really hungry and found the guys in the kitchen.

waffle mebbe

They had bought a Belgian waffle iron and surprised me with lunch…after some trial and error. The first one stuck to the iron!

waffle not

It all worked out, eventually.


I love it that they are fearless in the kitchen! Happy Mother’s Day to all moms.

14 responses to “A bit of Bali

  1. That happens to us all the time. Make sure you put oil in the batter and oil both sides of the waffle iron really well.

    • They did oil the iron, but I think the issue was I came home half hour later than they expected…I didn’t know there was a surprise waiting!

  2. The bag is absolutely gorgeous. Great choice. What a party at Lantern Moon…it looks like a fun place to work! It makes me want to move to Portland 😀

    The Japanese candies bring back fond memories of my childhood…it’s all in the packaging, for sure. I guess my quality expectation was low then LOL

    I have a waffle iron like it that I love to use. My ten-year-old boy is using it now…very user friendly. I did have to spray some olive oil to season and pre-heat the iron before adding first batter. After that, it comes off very clean…very little or no mess to clean afterward. Happy Mother’s day!

  3. Happy mother’s day to you. I love the bag, that was a good find! The waffles looked good too! I came home to find Cory (with Grayson supervising) taking down the wheelchair ramp. That is a great gift for me! Grayson gave me a card! What a thoughtful child!

    • I’m having a great day! The kids are making dinner, too: lasagna! The waffles were a complete surprise. So cute.

      Grayson is a thoughtful child because you raised his dad right!

  4. I want that cart rolled in right now! One of the downsides of being a single mom by choice – no one to goose your child to produce Mother’s Day meals. I’m cooking tonight, but at least I get exactly what I want!
    Happy mom’s day!

  5. Happy Mother’s Day to you too! The bag is lovely & sounds like it perfectly fits the bill.

  6. Love the “stuck waffle” photo. The face on the middle guy is priceless.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  7. Love this post, Michele! Glad you had a great Mother’s Day. The boys get A+. Hope you got to knit 😀

  8. Love the bag and look at those boys in the kitchen! Love that they wanted to surprise their mum. My 12 year old son made me breakfast in bed………and didn’t drop the tray on the way in either! (That happened to his sisters one year. LOL!)

  9. What a sweet mother’s day!
    I must have that bag!

  10. Looks like you had a wonderful day! I love the bag! 😀

  11. Waffle irons! I finally threw mine out!

  12. Happy Mother’s Day! Seems like you had a great day… with perfect waffles in the end. 😉