I am so excited to share my new enamel pin with you!!! (Can you tell by the amount of exclamation marks?) This pin has been in the works for months now and it has been incredibly hard for me to keep it a secret. In case you didn’t know, I am notoriously bad at keeping secrets when it comes to fun stuff like gifts, surprises, etc. I just get too excited. I can’t help it. I think I got it from my Mom. She was also bad at surprises. I digress.
I got together with my amazingly talented friend, Becky, to create an adorable pin, perfect for any cutie! As Becky put it, this pin is basically me in pin form. I adore how it came out and both Becky and I are really excited about the collaboration. It was a really wonderful experience working with Becky and I’m so glad we were able to work together.
You probably want to know where you can find it.. Yeah that would be helpful. This adorable pin was available in Becky’s monthly pin subscription but can also be purchased in both of our shops. We have a limited quantity and will not be making more of this pin with this color combo so get it while you can!!!
I hope you’re having a great Wednesday!!! I have some BIG news!!! I’m happy to announce that I paired up with the amazing Becky of The Pink Samurai to make a super-cute pin!!!
If you don’t know Becky then you need to!! She is seriously a wonderful person and an even more talented artist. I met Becky at Texas Style Council in 2015. We were introduced by our mutual friend, Mallory, of Miss Malaprop. The moment I met Becky I knew that I wanted to be her friend. She was wearing a pink unicorn pin which signaled to me that we’d get along great. After the conference we continued to chat and formed a bond via social media. Becky has become such a dear friend to me and I feel so honored that she wanted to collaborate. I feel so very lucky to not only have her as a friend but to be able to work with her.
Our pin will be released February 1st via Becky’s monthly subscription and in both of our shops. The colors will be exclusive to this release so get it while you can!
If you’d like to see the pin feel free to click THIS LINK but beware of spoilers!!!
I recently had a game night with a few friends and it was really fun! It’s been ages since I had a game night and it was really nice being able to just hang out and have enjoy each other’s company. Plus, it was perfect timing because I just received a new game!! The people over at Sway recently contacted me to try out their game.
You argue the pro’s to different topics while completing a challenge. For example, I had to explain the pro’s of the sixties while talking like a robot. I was nervous because typically I don’t like debating but this didn’t feel like a debate. You just had to think of positives to things like a Canadian tuxedo and hope that your argument is better than whoever you were up against in that round.
It was REALLY fun! I haven’t laughed that hard since the first time I played Cards Against Humanity. The great part about Sway? Well, you don’t feel dirty after playing like you might with CAH. It’s just good, clean fun.
I’m telling all of you this because I genuinely liked it. I look forward to playing it again, hopefully in the near future.
Now for the fun part! The awesome people over at Sway sent me an extra game to giveaway!!! YAY! I’m so excited to share the game with you all!!! Be sure to enter below for your chance to win your very own copy of Sway.
It’s officially 2017 and what better way to celebrate than to have a fun little giveaway!! I’m so excited to be hosting another giveaway. I haven’t done one in a while so I tried to make it worth while. One lucky winner will be getting everything pictured below.
I know it’s a little hard to see everything in the photo so here’s the list of what one winner will receive:
♥ Panda pill box
♥ Decorative Rilakkuma plate/bowl
♥ Panda pencil case
♥ Watermelon hair tie
♥ Alpaca mug
♥ Rilakkuma sunglasses
♥ Hello Kitty pen
♥ Croissant pen
♥ Sumikko Gurashi bling box
♥ Sanrio erasers
♥ Mewcaron print by Mis0happy
♥ Cat coin purse
♥ Hello Kitty apple sticky notes
♥ Hello Kitty note pad
♥ Panda sticky notes
♥ Molang stickers
♥ Little cat stickers
♥ Stationary set
WOW! That’s a lot of stuff! I didn’t realize just how much it was until it was written out! Anywho, thank you all for all of your love and support. I appreciate you all so much!!! I really hope you enjoy this giveaway. Be sure to enter using all of the different options to up your chances!! a Rafflecopter giveaway
I hope you had an absolutely amazing holiday!!! I spent Christmas in Northern California with Fletch, my Dad, and our pup, Lily. As you probably know by now, this was our first Christmas without my Mom. When making our holiday plans I knew that regardless of where I was, it was going to be a difficult time. Losing my Mom has honestly been the most difficult thing I’ve gone through. I have a ton of triggers. Mother/daughter relationships, any type of death, sickness, hospitals, mother figures in general, and basically anything else she liked/talked about. So yeah, everything basically makes me think of her.
So, you can imagine how hard Christmas would be since it was her favorite holiday. My parents went all-out for Christmas. I remember walking up the stairs from my bedroom and seeing the sea of presents spread out under the Christmas tree. My Mom and Dad LOVED seeing my and my siblings’ little faces as we opened our gifts.
That’s why when deciding on what we wanted to do for the holiday I decided that I needed to spend it with my Dad. While the holiday was going to be difficult for me, I knew it would be even harder for my Dad. I also wanted to be with someone who was feeling the same pain I was feeling. I didn’t want to spend the weekend sad so I made sure that we all kept busy. To be honest, being around my Dad and Fletch really helped.
Our first day in California we drove up to Monterey to visit the aquarium. It was seriously RAD! Fletch and I had never been so my Dad thought it would be a fun experience. We had a great time looking at all of the little critters.
Our second day in California was Christmas Eve so we didn’t do too much. I met up with my friend, Elda of Thousand Skies, to grab coffee and walk around the outlet mall. It was wonderful! I had only met Elda once before at a convention but it was really short. I really enjoyed getting to know her. Elda is just as lovely in person as you might think.
After hanging out with Elda I spent the rest of the day at the house with my Dad and Fletch. It was a perfect way to spend the day.
Christmas day started with opening gifts. My big gift for my Dad was a trip to the Winchester Mystery House. It was really hard to keep it a secret but I’m so glad I did! He seemed really excited about it. My Dad kind of over-did it for Fletch and I. I won’t list out everything we got but I will say he really nailed it. After gifts we rested for a short bit before prepping for dinner. My Dad made us prime rib, crab, corn, carrots, and we helped with the mashed potatoes. It was an amazing meal!!!! I haven’t eaten that well in a long time (lol). After dinner we decided to all go to a movie together. The last few years we’ve seen a movie on Christmas so its kind of become a tradition. It was the perfect way to spend the holiday.
Our last day in California before heading home was spent in San Jose, visiting the Winchester Mystery House. Both Fletch and my Dad had never been so Fletch and I thought it would be a fun little adventure. It was a lot of fun!! The house is a lot less creepy than you might think. It’s just a strange yet beautiful house with a lot of character. I’m really glad we could all go together.
That’s my recap! I hope you enjoyed hearing about my Christmas in California with my Dad and Fletch. The holiday was difficult but being surrounded with such love and support made it easy to get through.