Cherry Blossom Festival

Went to the Japantown Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend.  It was bustling with many people.  Had my favorite food stand go to’s – ichigawa yaki & fried mocha.  Yum!  Then we went walking through the crowds and into my favorite stores.

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Maido Finds.  First is decorative tape.  They had a nice selection.  I am a fan of the plaid and panda tapes.

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And of course, rilakkuma products.  This is the one reason I’d want an iPhone – otherwise I’ll stick with android.  Must find a rilakkuma case for android phones!!

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Japantown walkway.

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Rilakkuma paper clip holders.

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yummy festival foods

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My favorite store: Maido

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Cute things in Maido

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Must have this pencil case!

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Vendor that had cute products for sale.  Check them out.

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Great day at the cherry blossom festival.  There are no cherry blossom pictures though because the cherry blossom trees were wilting.  Spring came too fast

Cute android picture app

I have been waitimg for a pika pika type photo app and i finally found something really cute! download decopic frm the android store. Check out the photo below:

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Hehe, get it? Eay. Pray. Love. Lol. After creating this photo, i looked at it and realized that they have a poo shape w a smiley face. Lol, of course only pple like me would find that cute and not a little wierd.

LA Haul

So as you can see, I am catching up on my posts.  This should have been posted in July of 2011.  When I went to LA, I had this mission of finding all the stores where they sold cute things.  I would type kawaii or cute store or tokyo stores into my yelp app on my phone to try and see where to shop.  To my luck, I found quite a few stores that fit what I was looking for.  Here is a haul of stuff I bought when I was in LA.  Most of these items were purchased from a store called “Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle” http://www.tokyojlsusa.com/#/home/  I was so excited to find this store because we didn’t have this in the bay area at the time.  Shortly after, I found out they opened a branch at Valley Fair in San Jose! Love the store… and here are some items I purchased:

Featured in the photo: Tea set, three mechanical pencils/pen, lead pencil holder, stamp that says good job w/ a cute bunny on it, mamegoma notebook, and Domo Kun planner.

Tea & Cute Mugs

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and now that I’m on spring break and have the actual time to invest in this a little bit, I feel motivated to try again.  Especially now that I’ve figured out a cute header to put on this blog… For a while I couldn’t figure out what to do about that and it was making me unmotivated to post.  I’ve also been unclear about my focus and purpose with this blog.. but more and more I am finding that it will be about my cute & yummy finds, and crafting endeavors.  So disregard the random old posts from before and look forward to my posts going forward!

 So in honor of my first post back, I have posted a photo of my desk and what’s on it.  My desk is where I craft. It’s where I write lesson plans.  And it’s where I spend hours on pinterest and sifting through blogs.  I just recently got this really cute mug from Daiso.  I don’t know about you, but I find that having tea in a cute mug somehow makes the day a little bit brighter.  

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Found Etsy Shop Review #1: Kawaiigoodies.com

http://www.etsy.com/shop/kawaiigoodies

I love etsy.  But the thing I hate about etsy is there is SO much to weed through.  Lots of great things, but also things that are not my taste.  I decided to start doing shop find posts since this is the only way that I can find anything I like on etsy — if i find a link from someone else’s blog.  Today, I want to share this find: kawaii goodies.  When I think of Kawaii, I think of the smiley faced random CUTE animals/objects.  But kawaii is also just anything cute.  and this etsy shop has a lot of cute packaging items, washi tapes, stickers, stamps etc. and all w/ very low, sometimes free shipping cost.  I love cute packaging.  There is something about a nicely packaged gift that makes me smile.  It shows care and attention.  Time and effort.  But also love and appreciation.  and best of all, it can make any cheap gift seem expensive. haha.  Everyone who will get a gift from me in the near future… expect pretty packaging that make u not want to open it 🙂

Check out some of the items I plan to buy eventually:

Nothing like cute school supplies

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To get me motivated for sth thaT generally makes my life difficult. Whenever I shop for school supplies, I like to go to maido or kinokuniya or daiso. Unfortunately they dont normally carry 3 ring binders. And Obviously target or walmart aint gonna have the cutest binders… So in the spirit of back to school, I decided that I would make my own three ring binders. Fun process and cute outcome!