I hope you had a great weekend! Today I’d like to talk about spreading kindness. It’s on my mind because my dear friend, Barbara, has shown an incredible amount of it. We met online (thanks, internet!) and have bonded over our love for cute things.
Barbara recently went on a trip to Tokyo and, being the amazing person she is, she asked me if there was anything I wanted her to pick up. How incredibly sweet is that? She knew I’d probably want things and it was so kind of her to think of me. Not many people would do that. Anyone else would have a ton of other things on their mind but she was thinking of others.
Barbara is nothing but color and light amongst a dreary, cloudy day. She is so incredibly thoughtful, sweet, kind, and all around wonderful. I feel lucky to even call her a friend. My life is richer just by her being in it.
It’s easy to make someone else’s day. Picking up a coffee in the morning for someone else. A cheerful ‘hello’ to a stranger. Sending a text to your friend to let them know you’re thinking of them. You can be the rainbow to anyone so long as you spread kindness.
How do you spread kindness? How are you the rainbow in someone else’s cloud?
A few weeks ago Fletch and I attended Emerald City Comicon in Seattle! It was so much fun!!! This year we purchased two day passes. We normally attend on Sunday’s but decided to test out going multiple days.
Our first day was filled with lots of awesome fan art, hanging out with wonderful friends, and, of course, shopping. Fletch and I decided to start out in artist alley. My friend, Leia was up there getting stuff signed and I wanted to say hi. I met Leia when I briefly wrote for a super-awesome nerdy blog called Sub-cultured. Leia and I hadn’t met IRL before so I was excited for the opportunity to give her a big hug.
After seeing Leia we continued to walk around the artist area. That’s when we spotted our awesome and talented friend, Nick Butler. Fletch and I met Nick back in college. Nick is a crazy good artist and I love attending these conventions because, usually, we get to see him! This year Nick had decided to actually see the con vs. sitting at a table the whole time. So, Nick walked about with us which was really cool. While walking around with Fletch and Nick I spotted MC Chris, a nerdy rapper. Nick and Fletch helped me get up the courage to say hi. It was a really short interaction that went like this.
Me: “Are you MC Chris?”
MC Chris: “Yeah”
Me: “I love your music!”
MC Chris: “Thanks.”
Then he walked away before I could ask for a photo. *Insert super-sad emoji here* Nick then went off to man his booth at the convention and Fletch and I moved on to the exhibitor hall.
Our main concerns for that day were checking out the Funko booth and the Jordandene booth. I met Jordandene owner, Jordan, via Instagram like a year ago and was, again, really excited to meet her in person. Let me tell you, Jordan is awesome!! Meeting her in person was definitely one of my highlights of the weekend. I snagged a cute shirt and then we continued to walk around.
The rest of Friday is a bit of an achy feet blur. We walked around, ate the worse pretzel of my life, and headed back to my brother’s house, where we stayed for the weekend, around 4:30pm. It’s crazy how exhausting conventions can be!!
Day two was spent mostly hanging out with my lovely friend, Mikaela, and her super-cool partner, Mike! I met Mikaela thanks to the wonderful world of the internet and have grown close ever since. I was really excited to spend the day with her and to meet her boo for the first time. This may be just me BUT, it was an awesome day!
We spent most of the day walking around and, again, buying stuff. It was pretty great! We caught a few booths we didn’t see previously and we managed to grab another pop figure from the Funko booth!
Overall it was an awesome way to spend a weekend! I had a ton of fun with Fletch and we got to see a lot of amazing people. I’ll definitely be attending again next year.
I’m so excited to share my new adorable shirt with you! My amazing friend, Becky, released a few t-shirts recently so I of course had to buy one (and now I’m debating buying her other design). This cute top features one of Becky’s signature designs, a cat, with the word “happy”. (Now do you get the title of this post?) I feel like this is one of those shirts that can automatically turn a frown upside down.
I decided to wear this cutie with my adorable skirt from KawaiiGoods because I wanted to add more color to the look. I haven’t worn this skirt yet so I was excited to take it out on the town. I’ve been having a hard time figuring out what to wear with such a loud skirt. I’m hoping to find more cute ways to style it in the future.
As previously mentioned, my top is from my friend, Becky’s shop, The Pink Samurai. Becky is a talented artist that has continuously worked towards growing her business. She’s sold subscription boxes, acrylic jewelry, prints, buttons, pins and so much more. She doesn’t shy away from testing the waters when it comes to new products and I can honestly say that I’ve loved everything I’ve bought from her shop. It’s easy to support a small business when the owner is awesome and so are the products.
Sorry if this feels like a plug! Trust me, she did not pay me (or bribe me with cute things). I just love her stuff that much!
Do you have a small business you love? Tell me about it!
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!!!