Shootin’ Some Hoops

๐Ÿ’œ Howdy, folks!! Happy start of the week! ๐Ÿ’œ

I made sure to document this, because I’m not a sporty person. Or so I thought…

I’ve acquired a liking for shootin’ some HOOPS. This was all my idea and one of my friends agreed it’d be fun to play some light-hearted basketball, so off to the court we went in the evening. I’ve been wanting to try new things, so this was a great chance!

I had a blast!! I’m sure it was quite a sight to see me running around the court, dribbling the ball, and jumping mid-air to shoot the basketball into the hoop. My friend and I played around the world, and surprisingly, I won. BOOM!

What did I prove? That you can do anything in a dress!

I’m going to continue playing basketball for fun. Next activity I want to try? Roller skating!

And for your entertainment, here are some pictures of me randomly standing in the road:

Proof that I’m totally pigeon-toed…

As you can see, I’ve been wearing lots of green lately! ๐Ÿ’š It was a really fun weekend, and I also had lunch with my long-lost grandfather and long-lost cousin I just recently met for the first time! So that was really lovely. ๐Ÿ’œ

What about you, dear reader? Good weekend? Is there an activity you’ve wanted to try before, but haven’t yet? Basketball, check! Roller skating…soon!

See ya!!

Christmas Fun and My Newly Acquired Fairy Wand

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Hallรฅ!!! ๐ŸŽ„

Everyone has their own personal feelings about Christmas time. Some feel that magical joy, others may feel indifferent, and then some may not like it at all for various reasons of their own.

Me? I absolutely looooooove this time of year! BRING IT ON!!!

I took some photos at a local Christmas tree farm recently. It was an enchanting little place that only fueled my already-existing Christmas cheer I’ve been all about lately!

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My “not ready for the camera” face…also, this photo accurately shows just how short I am.ย 

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This bow is literally a Christmas decoration from Dollar Tree. I turned it into a clip-on pin, and there you have it! I immediately turn into a Christmas present. ๐ŸŽ

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I hope you all feel the Christmas magic in some way, shape, or form. There’s plenty of it to be found; all you have to do is look around, really. โค๏ธ

I have my Christmas shopping complete! My favorite part is wrapping it all up and making it look pretty. In addition to the main gifts, I included pink snowflake confetti, chocolates, German cinnamon star cookies (Zimtsterne)…I went all out!

In my next post, I will show you my gift wrapping! ๐Ÿ’œ

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In other news, I now have a squishy wand in my purse, if I ever need it. For anything. Like maybe, granting a wish, turning a pumpkin into a carriage, self-defense against an assailant, etc. It’s very multi-purpose.

Assailant sitting in jail: “Yeah I went to purse-snatch this woman but she bludgeoned me over the head with a fairy wand.”ย 

This great wand was given to me when I went walking down Candy Cane Lane to see Christmas lights with a group of adorable human beings who dress in Lolita fashion.

DID I MENTION IT LIGHTS UP IN BURSTS OF FLASHES??? ๐ŸŒŸย So not only is it a wand, but it can also be used to have a spontaneous one-woman rave, wherever I go.

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Lastly…I put up my PINK CHRISTMAS TREE!!!

I have always wanted a pink tree! I finally did it and went with a Barbie theme for the ornaments. I absolutely love it and it turned out just as lovely as I envisioned! ๐Ÿ’–

‘Til next time!!!

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Harajuku Night

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Heeeey!!!

What a Saturday it’s been! I’m happy to share a fun event I attended tonight calledย Harajuku Night, which was a Japanese Fashion show and concert!

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I was invited to take part in the fashion show, which was totally new and different for me! The J-fashion style that I resonate with the most is hime gyaru, which consists of lots of pink, pastels, florals, bows and big hair.ย ย ๐Ÿ’œย I incorporated those elements into my ensemble, of course!

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There were lots of other girls and guys who took part in the fashion show, and I actually ended up being the most casually dressed of the bunch, haha!! Everyone looked amazing. ๐ŸŒธ

You know, if you’d have asked me years ago if I would have the courage to get on stage for a fashion show, I’d probably sayย no way.ย I am really thankful that I’ve grown confidence as I’ve gotten older!

Takin’ the stage…a deer in the headlights!!!

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PhEri is an adorable, Southern California-based musical duo who performed after the fashion show, and were the main act. You can check out their Instagram here. They were SOOOOOOOO CUUUUUUTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEE… ๐Ÿ’œ

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So glad I got to chat with them and take a photo! Totally fun night and a neat experience for me!!! โค๏ธย Aren’t they just the epitome of cuteness?!

I hope you all are having a fun weekend! See ya again soon!

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Thirty-one? Thirty-Fun!

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Hello there!!! ๐Ÿ’œ

I hope you all are having a splendid week! I wanted to share some photos from my 31st birthday with you guys!

Sit back…and enjoy! ๐ŸŽย ๐ŸŽ‰

Alright, so I wore a tiara all day. This was strangely on my bucket list in life…wear a tiara on my birthday. CHECK!

I received some reeeeally puzzled looks from people but, that’s okay with me. ๐Ÿ™ƒย I was happy as a clam!

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Can I just say how much I looooooove my sparkly tights I bought off of Amazon?! They just add so much fun to an outfit! I’m obsessed with these!

Some snapshots of lovely gifts I received and yummy foodย ๐Ÿ’œย :

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I HAD A RETRO BARBIE CAKE!!! AND MY FAVORITE ICE CREAM! (with a macaron!)ย โค๏ธ

I finished the day off with Indian food – my favorite!

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This was a fantastic birthday; I’m thankful for another year on this beautiful planet! I love being in my thirties…it’s honestly the happiest I’ve ever been. ๐Ÿ’œ

I hope you enjoyed…have a beautiful day!

See ya!

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Felt like Being a Cat

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Hi!!

The title says it all.

Felt like being a cat today, and so a cat I was.

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PIN: THRIFT FIND

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I love this outfit because it looks somewhat professional, but the final touch is like, JUST KIDDING, CHECK OUT MY CAT EARS.

Sometimes I wonder how eccentric I will be if I live to be an old lady? Probably very eccentric, to make an honest guess. I aspire to be that little old quirky lady who lives by herself in her cute little house with…no pets, honestly. A nice garden will do!

I hope you all have copious amounts of Thanksgiving food and enjoy your holiday! ๐Ÿ˜€ย Share and spread that attitude of gratitude! โค๏ธ

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Spider Head

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Happy Halloweeeeeeeeen!!!

I hope you all enjoyed your day, no matter what you did! Whether it be a big party or something low key, or even nothing at all, I hope it was good! ๐Ÿ˜€

Moi? I really didn’t do anything big…this evening I did hang out with my sister and mom at the pumpkin patch they work at, as I eyed the cool outfits and costumes people had on. Boooooooooooom.

The most exciting thing today was my outfit. I pieced it all together and I was essentially a goth version of myself, laden with spiders.

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Pretty much I will find any excuse to wear gloves. AREN’T THEY NICE????

The spider pin is another lovely, unique creation fromย The Tote Trove!!! As I’m sure you know by now, I am a big fan of her accessories and this one paired perfectly with my Halloween ensemble. โ™ฅ Just the right pop of color!

Some snap shots from this week, of NOTE!

COFFEE IN A LIGHT BULB…

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A LIGHT BULB. I am still talking about this thing, and still showing this photo to unsuspecting people.

“I drank Vietnamese coffee in a light bulb!” I say, ecstatically.

Okay, it’s not a real light bulb, but a plastic version of one! And the bottle is a good size (not super small like a typical light bulb). The adorable cookie next to it is a macaron. This place I went to – a boba tea shop called Sweet Lyfe – is like a dream come true. You can drink your beverage in a fake light bulb and eat a unicorn (or a narwhal!) macaron.

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I went there with some super cool people who are alternative fashion enthusiasts (particularly Japanese fashion), and we all had a great time!!!

And then I stumbled upon this in the parking lot…

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THE SCOOBY DOO VAN. That’s right; it was parked at the shopping center, being the absolutely perfect photo opportunity.ย  Whoever owns it did an amaaaaazing job bringing it to life!

Flower power… ๐ŸŒธ

Also, after wearing all black for just one day on Halloween, I’m already experiencing brutal withdrawals from pastels and bright colors!

Let the holiday season begin! See ya next time!

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Frolicking Amongst the Pumpkins

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Well howdy!!! This Sunday afternoon, I went to the happenin’ Pumpkin Patch where my sister sells her jewelry each year. I hung out for awhile with my mom and sister, enjoyed the crowd and the music, and also took some photos. ‘Twas a great time! ๐ŸŽƒ

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All pumpkins are beautiful, am I right? ๐Ÿ™‚

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DRAMATIC PUMPKIN PATCH POSE.

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On a side note: Saturday evening, I had the wonderful privilege to set up my art table at an art party downtown. It was SO MUCH FUN. I sold two of my framed art, which was totally unexpected!!! I also had new items I made: two brooches, two headbands and a jewelry box. โค

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My table was in the perfect spot: right up front where the musicians were. The weather was perfect, the set up was perfect…all in all, just a great night. One of the best parts was when I excitedly geeked out when I saw a fellow artist wearing a Ghost shirt. LOL!

Catch ya later!ย ๐ŸŽƒ