Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

Little santas working hard to bring all the presents to everyone.

Merry Christmas!!!!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday, filled with laughter, good company and even better food! Thanks for reading and I hope you'll continue to during the upcoming year. Happy Holidays!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

welcome home, okami!

We brought home our adorable little Akita puppy on Sunday, November 25th. Her breeder was all the way in Niagara Falls, which is a 8 hour drive from where we live, so it was pretty much a day trip. I didn't go because I didn't want to be sitting for the whole day while mother nature was still staying during her monthly visits (TMI? I figure that most of my readers are female so they can relate).

But I got the house to myself, which NEVER happens, ever. I can't remember the last it did. I also didn't have a stupid and long CMA assignment to due that week so it was pure bliss. Except for the fact that Alex's mom invited me out to lunch with them and we spent half the day eating and basically, me not being home alone with Obi. I know I sound totally ungrateful but it's so rare for me to have the house all to myself that it's like finding the mythical unicorn after you've been searching for it all your life. I accepted her invitation to lunch because I didn't want to be rude (but I guess complaining about it after, and during, in my head, isn't any better...) since I didn't have any excuses.

Monday, December 03, 2012

sumikkogurashi haul

Happy December everyone! You know what that means right? CHRISTMAS!!!! Obviously, there are other holidays around this time but I celebrate Christmas so that's the one that I always think of. Sorry, I had to put in my political correctness or else there's bound to be some people blasting me away for being so insensitive and stuff.

Moving on, I received my super duper amazing ear splitting squeal worthy package from Tamaya about a month ago. I had placed a huge Sumikkogurashi order from them and I've finally had time to share it with you!

My awesome amazing Sumikkogurashi haul!

Isn't it the best? I posted a similar picture on Instagram so those who follow me will have already seen it a while ago.

Sumikkogurashi plushes.

I ordered the larger polar bear plush because it's my favourite one out of all the Sumikkogurashi crew. The kappa is my second favourite which is why I got the keychain/strap version of it and then it's tied with the cat and pork culet. The little weed and the tapioca (pink thing) are little minor characters from the Sumikkogurashi line. I think the only plush they had of those two are the little ones so I was spared from making a decision of which size to get (but I probably would've gotten the small ones anyway).

Little ones all together.

The two bigger ones.

Cellphone plush strap.

Look at the cute little yellow tapioca buddy attached to the strap plush! All the other ones in this size have a little tapioca attached to them too. You can see them here.

Inside tag, with the story of the character, I'm assuming.

Sumikkogurashi Polar Bear!

I love this plush, it's so adorable and it's incredibly soft! The only problem is it's white so I'm a little hesitant about bringing him with him whenever I go out, I'm worried that he'll get dirty and it'll really show. He's a really good size too, maybe about 6" tall? So cuddly and adorable. Definitely my favourite purchase out of the haul.

Butt view, adorable little tail. Yes, I'm obsessed with butt views in case you haven't noticed by now.

Polar Bear Tag.

Inside tag.

If there's another thing that I love about San-x is their tags are also super cute!

Sumikkogurashi Stationary Goods.

Whenever I buy kawaii, it's 99% of the time plushies, because I have a serious addiction to soft and cuddly things. It's not even funny now, I'm running out of space to put this stuff (which is why I'm selling a whole bunch of them, but that's another post).

So you can imagine how much I must LOVE this San-x series to be actually buying stationary goodies! Not only that, I almost NEVER buy pens or pencils because, honestly, who wants to pay $6 for a pen or pencil? Well, I did this time.

Two large Sumikkogurashi memo pads.

Glimpse of the inside.

Sumikkogurashi Pouch.

I love this pouch, it's the perfect size. I can carry all my makeup and crap in this adorable pouch. The material is also pretty cool. It's a soft plastic and it's so smooooooth. Sorry for the crappy description, I'm not good with fabrics so that's as much as I can tell you about it.

Cute Tapioca Zipper Pull!

Pouch Tag. I wonder if it's the same tapioca as the zipper pull? the colour's a little different.

Probably the most expensive pencil I ever paid for.

Last but not least is the pencil. They had pens and pencils for sale but I NEVER buy kawaii pens because you have to throw them out after all the ink is gone and WHO WANTS TO THROW OUT A KAWAII PEN?! But if you don't, it's basically useless, I mean, you can't exactly just fill it up with ink again right? At least for mechanical pencils, you can reuse them again and again. A bit more worth my money.

Face Design.

I hope you liked my Sumikkogurashi collection! I think it was my favourite package within the last month. I'm sorry that I'm not blogging as much as I used to, I started my CMA professional training at the end of October and I'm working full time so I only have time to take pictures during the weekends. I don't like using artificial lighting for my pictures since I find it looks much better with natural light, hence the weekend. Also, during the weekends, I usually go to Alex's house so that cuts into my blogging time too.

I think I'll have even less time to blog now since WE GOT A NEW PUPPY!!! Her name is Okami (Kami for short) and she's the fluffiest, most adorable little akita puppy ever! She's so friendly but Obi doesn't like her (for obvious reasons) but like all puppies, they need constant training and supervision so I'll be busy with that for a while.

And since I'm sharing good news, I'll tell you something else.



I've been looking for a new job since the end of August, after my summer vacation since my current one doesn't pay very well and I need job experience related to my field (accounting) to be able to practice as a CMA (Certified Management Accountant), which is the profesional program that I'm currently enrolled in. I applied to a big(ish) retail company and after 3 months and 3 interviews later, I got the job! I was so happy, I almost cried. It's my first "real" job out of university and one that I could possibly make a career out of since they're a big company and it was the BENEFITS that I was really wanting! I'm no longer covered under my dad's insurance since I'm no longer a full time student, so it was goodbye regular oral hygiene checkups, goodbye not paying full price for my glasses. But now it's back, baby and better than ever.

Anyway, so after I gave my old boss my two weeks notice, I was all like

I start December 10th so wish me luck everyone!