Thank you!

curlymirimocha In 2012, I started writing online via WordPress after my Mister snapped this photo of me on our coffee date. Curly Miri became an outlet for me to write and overcome my battle with depression.  A lot of my writing is derived from experiences in my first romantic relationship with a man from the age of 16. I left New Zealand to live with him in Washington, fast forward I’m now happy to be back in NZ.

I have now extended my writing to Instagram.   I love meeting new people, and I cherish the relationships with amazing souls I have met in the writing world. As an example, I wrote a blog post about moving into a new home and a reader sent me a painting for our home all the way from New Orleans!  You can find the beautiful work of Nancy Wolfe Kimberly (Gator Girl Art) here.

At times, I fear that allowing you to roam in the realm of my thoughts is a vulnerable gesture on my part. However, it is the genuine connections that you establish with my words I am most grateful for. Thank you for supporting my writing journey. Much love to you all.

Find me on: Instagram and Facebook

Love & laughter, Curly Miri (Miriama C.T.)

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Thursday Treats

Heart of the Hurricane by Nancy Wolfe Kimberly

Heart of the Hurricane by Nancy Wolfe Kimberly

Nancy Wolfe Kimberly, a brilliant artist and reader of my blog from New Orleans, Louisiana sent me this stunning piece as a housewarming gift.  It made me appreciate the connection between bloggers/writers and readers.  I hope one day to visit your shores and give you a big hug.  The Heart of the Hurricane is on our living room wall. Mister and I love this piece and we’ve received so many compliments.  Thank you, Nancy. You’re beautiful!

Be sure to check out Gator Girl Art.  Nancy has a wonderful range of art via Facebook and Etsy.  Her art will add a touch of color and beauty to your home.

Beautiful piece by Nancy Wolfe Kimberly has found a special place in our home.

A recent addition to our living room.  Our "Samoan Corner" features a Fue and To'oto'o, used by talking chiefs.  The Kava Bowl is used in Samoan ceremonies accompanied by three carved Naifi (knives/axes).

Our “Samoan Corner” features a Fue and To’oto’o, used by talking chiefs. The Kava Bowl is used in Samoan ceremonies and above this is three carved Naifi (knives/axes).

Mister and I enjoyed a vacation in Samoa.  We were happy to see family and enjoy mango season (my favorite fruit).  Samoa is a special place for us as we are both of Samoan descent and it is the place we first met as mentioned in this post.

Mister and I at 'Aga Reef Resort.  Breathtaking backdrop of Lalomanu's mountainside.

Mister and I at ‘Aga Reef Resort. Breathtaking backdrop of Lalomanu’s mountainside.

We spent a day deep in the forest of Utualii preparing food using a traditional cooking method known as an Umu, an earth oven.  This practice is commonly used in Polynesia.  Mister was happy going back to his roots and we enjoyed the company of his siblings with a few bottles of Vailima.

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Size 2 Pig, Taro and Ka’amu. Samoan treats usually eaten on special occasions or for Sunday lunch.

Breakfast & Coffee date with Mister at one of our favorite places, The Cozy Cafeteria.  Mister had the Big Breakfast and I had the Salmon Bagel with Avocado.

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I have recently discovered, Rekordelig.  A gorgeous cider made in Sweden.  So delicious with lots of fruit.

Rekordelig delights by the pool.

Rekordelig delights by the pool.

I stumbled across Trent Shelton and I love his frame of mind.

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Love & Laughter,
Curly Miri

Thursday Treats

Gorgeous Opononi-Deck View

As seen in my previous Thursday Treats post, Mister & I loved our weekend away in Opononi.  So, we had to go again for Labour Weekend.  We rented a holiday house and woke up each morning to a breathtakingly beautiful view.

Lovely Holiday House in Opononi

Mister snapped a photo of me on the deck (twilight)

Lovely Chicken & Asparagus Dinner made by Mister

Mister relaxing in Opononi-our favourite getaway.

Craft & Vintage stores are a favourite of mine to venture into.  Mister & I checked out Morrell’s Cafe Crafts & Gifts in Waimamaku.  I fell in love with a Vintage Mohair Feel Throw and just had to get it, and it’s green my favourite colour.  I’ll be using this to add colourful delight to the Rattan Furniture Mister & I picked up this week.

Gorgeous Green Mohair Throw

Our gorgeous Rattan furniture. A bargain buy (my favourite kind of buy).

I enjoyed celebrating my birthday at Cornwall Park with my family.  Elijah slept the whole time as we ate Marble Mudcake & yummy picnic delights.

Mister & I at Cornwall Park

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I captured this moment as I admired this elderly man mowing his lawn.  It made me think of how grateful I am to have such good men in my life.

My father migrated to New Zealand with my mother and I from Samoa.  For over twenty years he has worked hard to provide for his family and has done his best to raise my brother, sister and I in a loving environment. Dad’s giving and humble heart is such a blessing to many.

My brother is a loving and genuine person.  I have always had a soft spot for my brother.  Always there for me, he makes me laugh and his love has no bounds. I am so grateful for him.  I have the most beautiful nephew because of my brother.

Mister loves me unconditionally.  A wonderful man and great provider who does not ever complain.  He always finds ways just to make me smile.  I admire his hard work ethic, everything he does is for us.  He takes me out on coffee dates, cooks lovely meals for me, plays my silly games and believes in my ability to flourish and accomplish my dreams.  He makes me feel so loved.  Mister is the reason I wake each day with a grateful heart.

I am so grateful to have such strong and loving men in my life.

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Love & laughter,
Curly Miri