12.31.2018

What I Got For Christmas 2018 ♥ Blogmas

What I Got For Christmas 2018
Originally, I wasn't going to make this post because either you love these 'what I got for Christmas' posts or you hate them. Personally, I don't mind them as long as the person doesn't show off tons of designer and brand name pieces because I think that sort of lifestyle is just unrealistic. Anyways, I ran a poll on Instagram and all of you said yes so here we are.

If you don't enjoy reading these posts then feel free to skip this one out. This is my final Blogmas post of the year. I hope you enjoyed reading all of my Blogmas and regular blog posts this year. Until next year, Happy New Year!

What I Got For Christmas 2018
Starting with what my younger sister got me. I was surprised when I saw that she got me a BT21 RJ sleeping mask and a Peripera cushion, I wasn't expecting either!

What I Got For Christmas 2018
My other sister got me a Pusheen box exclusive figure and latte art stencils.

What I Got For Christmas 2018
My dad got me AirPods. I know a lot of people like to poke fun at AirPods but when you're constantly on your headphones those cords get on your nerves and that's when AirPods become your best friend.

What I Got For Christmas 2018
My mom got me a PINK pullover with a cowl and boots. She's actually going to exchange the shoes for another pair because the ones she picked out for me wasn't my style.

What I Got For Christmas 2018
In my stocking, were some Starbucks gift cards and chocolates, most which aren't pictured because I ate them already. haha

What I Got For Christmas 2018
Last but not least, my gifts to myself! BT21 was running a sale on Christmas and I simply couldn't resist so I bought myself a Cooky laptop sleeve and a Van plush keyring.

What I Got For Christmas 2018
What did you get for Christmas?

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12.28.2018

Coffee Chat #48

Coffee Chat
#1 How was your Christmas? Mine was a lot more emotional then I wanted it to be but whatever. On Christmas Day I watched Bird Box on Netflix with my younger sister. It was thrilling and suspenseful, would recommend. Has anyone else seen it?

#2 One of my Christmas gifts I received was AirPods! It was one of the things I was asked for Christmas and I was surprised when I saw that I got them for Christmas. I got myself that BT21 Cooky laptop sleeve because I have yet to buy a new laptop case for my Macbook. Isn't it the cutest! BT21 had a bunch of things on sale so I picked up a few things which I may show in a later.


#4 We are headed to Orlando this weekend to celebrate the New year Eve at Walt Disney World! We've celebrated both Christmas and New Year at Disney World before, always crowded but memorable. I will be posting some fun Disney stuff on my Instagram stories so you can look forward to that.

#5 If your 2019 New Year resolution is to eat Vegan here is a helpful blog post on how to order Vegan at Starbucks.

#6 I hope you enjoyed Blogmas this year. Sadly, this will probably be my last year participating in Blogmas. I was going to write an entire post on this (which I may still do) but I just didn't enjoy this year Blogmas as much as I did when I first started doing Blogmas. Plus, I realize that a lot of people don't read blogs in December because they're probably busy with other holiday festivities. Next year, I will just make a few special holiday posts but not blog every single weekday in December like what I did this year. There is still one more Blogmas post left that will be going up on Monday and then I will be taking a short break.

#7 This is also my last Coffee Chat of the year (Yep, I missed 4 this year! One in January, one in May and two in July for those keeping count). I hope you enjoyed these posts. I will be reformating and starting a new weekly series which I hope you will equally appreciate.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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12.27.2018

Collective Winter Stationery Haul ♥ Blogmas

Collective Winter Stationery Haul
This is a collective haul from HelloPaperCat and OhSoFawn. I placed an order from each shop during Black Friday and wanted to share my loot with you guys in case you all are looking for new stickers for your 2019 planners. 

Collective Winter Stationery Haul
My first HelloPaperCat order I placed before Black Friday but it arrived early December which is why I included it. I ordered a lot of K-pop stickers such as K-drama feelings, GD + TOP, Monsta X I'M, and BTS Idol V stickers. Seryia makes the cutest K-pop stickers so if you are looking for some I highly recommend her shop!

Collective Winter Stationery Haul
This is what I ordered from HelloPaperCat during Black Friday. It just arrived a few days ago (I was waiting for this order to arrive so that I could post this haul). I ordered some more K-pop stickers, some that are for future giveaways! I also had to pick up that little cow because it's the cutest chibi cow I ever did see! I just had to get the bookmark and sticker sheet because you guys know how I feel about cows!

Collective Winter Stationery Haul
Here is my Oh So Fawn order that I placed during Black Friday. I placed a pretty big order because I was afraid that Abby may close her shop so I ordered some stickers and die cuts that I've wanted. Go support her shop, I love her designs and want the best for her shop.

Collective Winter Stationery Haul
I'm part of the Oh So Fawn Pateron so I get exclusive packages every month featuring some of her stickers. For December, I received a these cute New Year set. I love the colors used in this set and can't wait to decorate my planner with these stickers!

Collective Winter Stationery Haul
Last but not least, I picked up two new charms for my traveler's notebook and Hobonichi from Love Neen.

Collective Winter Stationery Haul
When is the last time you purchased some stationery?

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12.26.2018

Kawaii Journaling Holiday Challenge (Days 7-12) ♥ Blogmas

Kawaii Journaling Holiday Challenge
Here is part two of the kawaii journaling holiday challenge hosted by Kaila, click here to see part one. I wanted to publish this before the end of the month because in January she is starting a new challenge called the Dare To Dream challenge which I will also be participating in. Let me know if any of you are going to join in on this challenge as well.

Kawaii Journaling Holiday Challenge
My most memorable gift / My top 3 favorite memories of 2018 (I didn't fill in my memories yet in case they were personal)

Kawaii Journaling Holiday Challenge
A letter to my current self / A letter to my future self

Kawaii Journaling Holiday Challenge
What year 2018 has taught me / Dreams + hopeful wishes for 2019

Kawaii Journaling Holiday Challenge
Did anybody else complete the kawaii journaling holiday challenge?

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12.25.2018

A Very Merry K-pop Christmas Playlist ♥ Blogmas

A Very Merry K-pop Christmas Playlist
Merry Chrismas! If you are celebrating today then I hope you have a wonderful day. I'm still publishing Blogmas posts on my blog this week so go check out my previous posts if you haven't yet.

Anyways, If you are an active blog reader then you know I'm not a fan of Christmas songs or Christmas in general. But in the K-pop world, everybody and their companies like to release either a festive song or song for winter, those songs I do enjoy. Today, I put together a medley of my favorite Christmas or winter songs. If you're in the festive mood go on Youtube and search for the matching music videos for some of these songs, some are very cute! Happy holidays!

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12.24.2018

Would You Rather? (Christmas Edition) ♥ Blogmas

Would You Rather? (Christmas Edition)
Merry Christmas Eve! Today I'm answering this Would you rather Q+A I found on Little White Socks. If you would like to participate leave your answers down below.

Have to sing jingle bells loudly every time you walk into a room or wear a Santa suit to work/school every day for a week?
Santa suit because I don't want to bless the world with my lovely voice (sarcasm). haha

Not celebrate Christmas this year or not celebrate your birthday this year?
I'm not a fan or either, to be honest, but I choose Christmas because I prefer winter weather rather than the summer weather.

Have frosty the snowman for a friend or Rudolph the red nose reindeer?
Rudolph! I love animals plus, frost will eventually melt so...

Have mistletoe hanging in your bedroom doorway or have a large decorated Christmas tree in your bedroom doorway?
A Christmas tree because that way no one can come into my room. haha

Write a five paragraph essay about the meaning of Christmas or solve a page of Christmas themed math problems?
Both of these options suck. I'll go with the essay though because I'm terrible at math.

Have a job wrapping presents at the mall or have a job taking photographs of children sitting on Santa's lap at the mall?
I'm better at taking photos then wrapping presents but having to deal with children seems like a nightmare so I'll pick gift wrapper.

See The Nut Cracker or dance in The Nut Cracker?
It depends. If I automatically get that ballet skills then I love to choose to dance in The Nut Cracker because I've always have wanted to be a ballet dancer. However, if I'm just going to make a fool of myself I'll just watch it instead.

Be given $100 for Christmas to spend on yourself or be given $1000 before Christmas to buy presents for other people?
I've been given $100 for Christmas before and I didn't spend it until halfway through the year and it wasn't anything fancy either so I'll go with the $1000. I'm much more of a giver anyways.

Have a nose that glows red like Rudolph's or have pointy ears like an elf?
Pointy ears! Ain't no concealer gonna cover a glowing red nose.

Be one of Santa's elves or be one of Santa's reindeer?
Elf because they make toys and I love making things.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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12.21.2018

Coffee Chat #47

Coffee Chat
#1 How adorable is that Marvel sock calendar? I found it at Target and had to buy because of the cute illustrations on the cover that I'm going to keep after I open everything. I'm splitting half the socks with my younger sister because I really don't need 12 pairs of socks, trust me, I have enough!

#2 All of my Blogmas DIY projects are up! If you are looking for a last-minute handmade project go check out the 3 projects I published this week (links at the bottom of this post). If you need more ideas check out this post. I hope you enjoyed all the DIYs I posted this week. I originally wanted to post 3 non-crochet patterns but one of my projects didn't turn out as planned so I added an extra crochet pattern instead.

#3 I love that Netflix decided to released Christmas specials this month! I already watched the Sabrina winter special and planning on watching Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas tonight. I can't wait to spend my Christmas weekend bingeing tons of Christmas shows and movies!

#4 This week I started watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime. The styling in that show is stunning! I just finished season 1 and can't wait to start the second season.

#5 I can relate to this post about hating the holiday season so much! I'm not sure when I started disliking Christmas but it sure wasn't back when I first started Blogmas.

#6 How did I just discover The Little Blog Of Vegan? There are so many amazing Christmas recipes that would be perfect for a holiday gettogether. Some of my favorite recipes are deer tartlets, coconut Santa pots, and deer biscoff doughnut holes.

#7 Just a reminder, I will still be blogging every weekday until December 31. I will most likely take a few days off after that. Should I still continue these weekly updates posts? I'm not sure if you all enjoy me typing about what I'm watching/listening or what I did that week. Let me know if you would like me to continue these weekly update blog posts.

MERRY CHRISTMAS + HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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12.20.2018

Mooey Coffee Cozy ♥ Crochet Pattern

Coffee Cozy Crochet Pattern
I originally had a non-crochet DIY planned for today but it didn't come out the way I wanted it to so I scrapped that idea and decided to post a backup crochet pattern that I've had sitting in my drafts for a while. In my recent shop update, I posted a Mooey coffee cozy and today I'm going to teach you how to make your own! If you don't know how to crochet and would like your own Mooey coffee cozy you can buy your own here.

Coffee Cozy Crochet Pattern
Supplies
- H /5.00 mm crochet hook
- White worsted yarn
- Brown worsted yarn
- Beige worsted yarn
- Pink felt
- Black felt
- Slanted tapestry needle
- Scissors
- Fabric glue

Aberrations
ch(s) - chain(es)
st(s) - stitch(es)
slst - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dec - decrease
(x_) - repeat _ amount of times

Crochet Level
Beginner

If you have any problems with this pattern feel free to reach out to me so that I can help you and make any corrections to the pattern.

Coffee Cozy Crochet Pattern
Cozy
- ch 13 sts, dc 12 sts (x18). Total = 12 sts
Cut off leaving a long tail to sew

Now you have a long strand of yarn. Sew the sides together with a needle by sealing the first and last rows. This will form the coffee cup cozy.

Coffee Cozy Crochet Pattern
Mouth
With white yarn
- ch 8 sts, sc 8 sts. Total = 8 sts
Do not turn
- sc 1 in the same st so that you are working underneath the sts you just made
sc 8 sts, sc 1 st in same st (the turning sc), slst to first st. Total = 18 sts
Cut off and leave a long tail

Horns (make 2)
With beige yarn, insert your hook on the top of the cozy work a slst to secure
- sc 2 sts (x2). Total = 2 sts
- dec. Total = 1 sts
Cut off and weave ends

Ears (make 2)
With white or brown yarn
- magic circle, sc 6 sts. Total = 6 sts
- 2sc in each st (x6). Total = 12 sts
Cut off and leave a long tail

Fold the circle in half and sew the tip next to one of the horns (at least one st away) and sew. Repeat to the other side.

Feet (make 2)
With brown yarn, insert your hook on the bottom side (around the third row from where you sewen up the cozy) and sc 5 sts. Total = 5 sts
- sc 5 sts (x2). Total = 5 sts
- dec 1 st, slst, dec 1 st. Total = 3 sts
Cut off and weave ends

Coffee Cozy Crochet Pattern
Assembly
Sew the mouth to the lower center of the cozy. With black felt cut out Mooey's eyes and nostrils. Cut out blush pieces with the pink felt. Glue and press down to secure.

Coffee Cozy Crochet Pattern
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12.19.2018

What's In My Winter Bag ♥ Blogmas

What's In My Winter Bag
A few months ago, I found the bag that I'm obsessed with which is why I wanted to publish an updated 'what's in my bag' post. I haven't shared an updated version in over a year so I thought it was time for a new post.

What's In My Winter Bag
I'm currently using this lovely lavender purse by A New Day from Target. On the side, I attached my Stella Lou plush keychain.

What's In My Winter Bag
Soap & Glory Hand Food, Bath and Body Works PocketBac hand sanitizer, lavender roller ball, pink kitty compact and a mini fragrance (I refill this after I finish it with whatever fragrance I'm using at the moment).

What's In My Winter Bag
Etude House Tear Drop Liner #3, Etude House Dear Darling PK003 Tint, Nivea Mint + Mineral lip balm and Vaseline Lip Therapy rosy lips. 

What's In My Winter Bag
Heart-shaped sunglasses in my iPod cozy. A huge pack 5 Gum peppermint. Cow coin pouch. Pink silicon kitty pouch that stores my earphones and a power bank.

What's In My Winter Bag
How often do you change your bag?

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12.18.2018

Crocheted Beanie Paper Clip ♥ Crochet Pattern

Crocheted Beanie Paper Clip
I'm back with another crochet pattern! Today I'm showing you how to make a mini crocheted beanie paper clip. This is a very quick and easy pattern, ideal for beginners. You can whip up a couple of beanies in minutes! This would make a cute stocking stuffer or gift to someone who loves stationery.

Crocheted Beanie Paper Clip
Supplies
- G /4.25 mm crochet hook
- Worsted yarn (your choice of color)
- Slanted tapestry needle
- Scissors
- Hot glue
- Mini pom poms
- Paperclips

Aberrations
ch(s) - chain(es)
st(s) - stitch(es)
slst - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
blo - back loop only
(x_) - repeat _ amount of times

Crochet Level
Beginner

If you have any problems with this pattern feel free to reach out to me so that I can help you and make any corrections to the pattern.

Crocheted Beanie Paper Clip
Beanie
- ch 9, sc 8 sts. Total = 8 sts
- ch 1, sc blo 8 sts (x10). Total = 8 sts
Cut off and leave a long tail

You should have a rectangle piece now. Hold the piece half and sew the side to form a tube. Next, sew the top of the tube piece and pull to form a beanie. Weave in loose ends.

Crocheted Beanie Paper Clip
Assembly
With hot glue, add a dollop of glue inside of the beanie and add the paperclip. Add another dollop on the tip of the beanie and apply a pom pom. Next, fold the opening of beanie upwards to create the brim of the hat, you can glue, sew or leave as is which is what I did.

Crocheted Beanie Paper ClipHappy Holidays!

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