My How Different We All Are!

My little one got me up in the middle of the night a few nights back. While I sat on the couch trying to soothe him, I was amazed about how much he has grown over the past 17 months. He’s such a big boy now–walking, climbing everything in sight, and really oozing with personality. I thank God everyday for my boys and, of course, for my husband who plays a big part!

Carson Easter Morning

Carson Easter Morning

I am amazed at how different my boys are… I should say they were both born with such different dispositions! My oldest, Carson, loved to be swaddled tightly when he was an infant. It was comforting to him. On the other hand, Cole hated to be swaddled. He would fight the blanket struggling to free one hand, then another. That should have been my indicator of my future!!!

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Cole Easter Morning

I call Carson my Lover. He’s a snuggler who always wants to please. He is pretty much always by my hip, wanting to help or see what I’m doing. At school he’s the charming gentleman, who kisses the teacher’s on the hand or snuggling with them as well! rust me he has his boy moments, like body slamming his brother or wrestling with Dad, but all in all he is a pretty easy going kid. On the other hand, Cole is a totally free spirit. I consider him my Wild Thing. He is always doing something troublesome like climbing on the train table, or pushing the rocking chair against the wall so he can climb up and turn the lights on and off!

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Bentleys is the ONLY store in Hawaii to carry M.A. Hadley Wear…

While half asleep, my musings made me think about how different we all are–our wants, our needs, and our desires. When I go to market on a buying trip for Bentleys, I really have to open my mind up and consider what others need and want. I have to remind myself that I’m not just buying for me, but for a broad spectrum of people. I must admit that the buying part can be daunting, but all in all, I love it. I get to experience firsthand what is trending in the gift and apparel industry. It’s fun! I love my job and thank each and every one of you for continuing to support Bentleys over the last 25 years.

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Sealife corner at Bentleys…A combination of Vietri Wear, Annie Glass, International Culinary Towels, Frames and much more!

We hope that our merchandise brightens your daily lives, either through our funny cards, locally made products, gifts, home décor or clothing. I love it when a customer tells me how she attended a birthday party and so many of the gifts were adorned with Bentleys’ wrapping paper. Come in and see what I purchased “just for you” at the shop!!!

Owls (aka Pueo in Hawaiian) have flown into Bentleys.   Actually, Owls have taken over the industry!  over the past two years.   Decorative owls have become a huge hit.   You will see them in everything from home décor, Christmas decorations, and even on clothing!

Owls (aka Pueo in Hawaiian) have flown into Bentleys. Actually, Owls have taken over the industry! over the past two years. Decorative owls have become a huge hit. You will see them in everything from home décor, Christmas decorations, and even on clothing!

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