Over the weekend I had a fun little shopping adventure with my friend Asa of Lace & Pearls. It was so great!! We’ve only hung out at blogger-related events so it was a lot of fun seeing each other in a different atmosphere. I decided to wear one of my cutesiest dresses from Bonne Chance Collections for the occasion. It just seemed right.
I want to take a moment to remind you of how super-awesome you are. It’s so easy to forget. But here is the thing. You’re a rad individual and you deserve to live a life that you’re excited about. You deserve to live a full and happy life and you should never ever allow anyone else to take that away from you.
I was recently contacted by the folks that do the Japan Candy Box and was offered a free box to review and one to giveaway. WHAAT? I know, so I obviously jumped at the opportunity. I’m not a huge fan of Japanese candy but I figured maybe the box would introduce me to something new. So, I said yes to the offer.
I received the box and the first thing I noticed was the adorable box it came in. It is purple and has food with faces all over it. So cute! I’m debating whether I should keep it to store stuff in. We’ll see.
This company also sells Kawaii Box and the packaging is very similar. They send everything in a cute box, the items inside are wrapped in tissue paper, and a sheet that lists the contents of the box is included.
I tried all of the candy and I’m going to be real honest, not my favorite. I’m not sure I’d buy any of it again. It’s not the box’s fault though, it’s my picky eating. I’m not a fan of hard candy, sour candy, and most other things. I like milk chocolate and that’s about it. So, I think this box didn’t really have a chance when it comes to being in my good graces.
Fletch tried the candy with me and we both agree that it would be perfect for anyone who enjoys Japanese candy. Or anyone that just likes multiple kinds of candy so yeah, anyone who isn’t as picky as me will probably love the box.
Interested in trying it out for yourself? Well, I’m hosting a giveaway!! Enter below for a chance to win your own!! Good luck everyone!
I recently attended GeekGirlCon for my very first time. I knew people that had gone in the previous years but I somehow always managed to miss it! Well, this year I decided early on that I wanted to go. I applied for press passes a few months ago and then found out about a month ago that I was accepted! Let me tell you, I was so excited!! Knowing that organizations appreciate my work so much that they want me to cover their events makes me so happy. Okay, let me get on with the recap!!
Fletch and I arrived shortly after 10am to find a HUGE line of people waiting to get their passes. Since we were press we were able to skip the line and go straight in. The press line ended up taking a while and we missed the first panel I wanted to see. We decided to check out the exhibits to kill time before the next panel we wanted to see, Women in Pixar, and to wait forKelsey from Fangirl Crafter, who was meeting up with us to enjoy the con.
I was surprised at the amount of exhibitors. There were a ton of booths!! I met a lot of really amazing artists and I even got to see the wonderful Amy of LoveCherie Jewelry (I know her from Instagram so it was nice to meet IRL). I ended up buying some beautiful prints and a few super-cute buttons, which is pretty typical for me.
We took a short break from shopping to attend the Pixar panel. I’m so glad we decided to check this one out because it was really good! It was really cool to hear how the different paths that each member of the panel took to wind up at Pixar. For me, a huge Pixar fan, I loved learning more about the people behind some of my favorite movies. They shared their struggles, their accomplishments, and lots of tips to those seeking a career in animation. The panel was definitely a highlight of the convention for me.
After the panel we headed back to the exhibitor area to finish looking at the booths. After we saw all that we could see we decided it was time for a much needed food break. Kelsey and I ate delicious crepes while Fletch enjoyed a burrito. After eating we decided that it was time to call it a day and head home.
Overall I’d say that I really enjoyed GeekGirlCon and look forward to seeing how it grows and changes. Fletch and I had a nice conversation about GGC and how it differs from other events in the area. Seattle has PAX, a gaming convention, and Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), a comic book convention that is becoming more and more pop-culture focused. I’d say that GeekGirlCon is similar to ECCC but I like that the panels and discussions happening at the event are women-centered. The mission of GGC is as follows:
“GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game design by connecting geeky women worldwide and creating community to foster continued growth of women in geek culture through events.”
That is pretty cool, right? They even have a list of values that specifically say that anyone is welcome and that it’s a safe place (and other stuff you can read here). I’m glad that the organizers of GGC are creating a place for women to connect and share their passions. So, if you live in the Seattle area then you need to go next year.
A few months ago I went over to my dear friend, Kristina‘s house to record a video and take a few outfit photos. Well, we ended up doing nothing with the video and forgot about the photos. On the plus side, we finally remembered that we had the pictures from the day and now I get to share them with you!!! Yay!
You may remember a previous post where Kristina and I got together to take outfit photos (see here). Similar to last time we spent most of the time taking awkward photos (which you now get to enjoy!) First I’ll share a few traditional outfit photos then we can jump into the silly ones with Kristina.
When deciding on what to wear for this I knew that I wanted to wear lots of pastels and something breathable. It was a really warm day and I tend to sweat a lot so.. it was best for everyone for me to wear something lightweight. I settled on my JapanLA My Melody tank top and my cute little pastel purple skirt.