Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I don't have too much to share today (I was thinking of showing everyone how many Hello Kitty-themed letters I am sending, but then decided not to), but I did find a new website to try out - it's called Swap-Bot!
The idea is that you join different swaps, which are about all sorts of things. Some have certain requirements, and you get ratings based on the swaps you've completed. The better and more ratings you have, the more swaps you can join.
So since I just joined and don't have any ratings, I've only signed up for two - the sticker swap and the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 swap! :D We'll see how they go, and I'll report back to everyone with what I send and with what I receive.
Speaking of swaps, I've also signed up for Arbitrary Day PLUS 2013 on redditgifts! I think it should be fun. I haven't gotten my gifts from the Star Trek or the Stationery & Pens exchange, but I'll share when I do!
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Good evening everyone! I had nothing of interest to share yesterday, but today I got HUGE savings at Joanns!
They were having a Memorial Day Sale, and I had a 15% coupon from the newspaper.
So I got some paper accents to share with my penpals, just cute little things I thought they would enjoy.
I also love to sew, and Simplicity patterns were only a dollar each!
So, here's what I got, and my savings! I spent only $25 and I saved... $181! That is awesome, if I do say so myself.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Good evening everyone!
I hope all is well. I'm doing a quick post before going to a movie night with friends. Incoming mail! Postcrossing and some from penpals. The "Ophelia among the flowers" is my favorite. It comes from a penpal in Sweden!!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
I'm not sure if any of you took a peek at my Instagram earlier, but today I have an outfit post for you! The first one, in fact. I'm pretty excited about this outfit, since I get to wear one of my awesome pairs of printed tights. The weather is perfect outside for this outfit right now - it's a bit chilly and windy, but still gorgeous out there.
Tights: Moe (but I bought them from here)
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Good Afternoon everyone!
Today I thought I would review for you one of my favorite children's books, The Phantom Tollbooth written by Norton Juster (and illustrated by Jules Fieffer). It's a charming tale about a young boy named Milo who is interested by simply nothing at all. Everything's a drag, and he thinks life to be boring - and most boring of all is learning. He comes home one day to find a strange box in his bedroom... And that's where the adventure begins.
Truth be told, I didn't read this book in my very early childhood; I believe I was eleven or twelve when I first discovered it. But honestly, this book takes you on a wondrous adventure no matter your age - I recently re-read it during work (it makes for a lovely book to read at my call center job, because I whisked right through it in no time at all and it wasn't too hard to pick back up again when I get on the line with someone). It's charming and heartwarming. One of my favorite characters Milo meets would have to be Tock, an unfortunate watch dog that goes "ticktickticktick" instead of "tocktocktocktock".
Not only are the characters lovable and fun, but the story itself will take you on an adventure through Digitopolis and Dictionopolis, through the Doldrums and back, on an adventure to save the princesses of Rhyme and Reason. I'm honestly surprised more children don't read it as part of their school curriculum growing up; it's not only a sweet tale, but it also illustrates the importance and the fun of learning.
Oh, and Slenderman makes a guest appearance (kidding! :3). I personally love this story, and think everyone should give it a go. If you're interested and want to take a peek, The NPR Book section has a preview here, and if you want to read the entire thing but aren't interested in buying, you can read the complete story (and enjoy the illustrations) here.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
How are you doing today? It's still raining here in Minneapolis, but I'm still not complaining. I love it!
Today I decided to share with you some of my favorite red accessories. I was debating showing off my printed tights, but I believe I'll save that for a better day (and a better camera). Of course I have more than what I've shown you, but it's a good start!
This is one of my favorites! It's a mushroom ring I got from a seller in Poland (I can't recall her name/her site at the moment, but I'll do some digging and share the link if anyone is interested. C:) I plan to do a gothic lolita coord around this one day.
The owl earrings were made for me by Saara of Dreams of Starlit Ballads! She's a wonderful friend and fellow snail mail-er, and she makes the cutest jewelry too! C: The rest are sort of random, and don't take much explaining, I think!
Well, that's it for today! Cheers!
*Sorry for the quality of the pictures. Currently I'm limited to using my phone, and it isn't always the best. Thanks for understanding!
Monday, May 20, 2013
Good afternoon everyone!
It's raining here in Minneapolis today, but I don't mind - I love the rain!
Today I'm sending a letter to my penpal Mary (she always sends me the most awesome things! I feel like my letters are so boring in comparison), sending mail to new friends on Sendsomething, and sending out some postcards for Postcrossing! The book is going to someone from Sendsomething, but it's got a sticker in it for Bookcrossing (I know, so many "crossings").
If you can't tell I love to send snail mail! I'm also really excited because my limit on Postcrossing was increased to 12 at a time - so far I've sent 151 postcards! :D
Now I'll probably play the DS game 999 for a bit (it's AWESOME, I might do a post about it eventually) or maybe finish watching Ouran High School Host Club. I've been watching it for years and now I'm finally at the end. @.@