Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Ad Sale


In celebration of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer and Black Friday, I am offering 50% off all ad spots on my blog! I'll be running this special all weekend so you have until Sunday night (11/30) to purchase. 

I use Passionfruit for all my ads so click here to select your ad size then at check out use the code SITH to get 50% off your total! You can buy multiple months at once, and current ad buyers can take advantage of this by renewing their spots for half off, too!

Learn more about my blog stats as well as pricing info on my Sponsor Page.

Happy Black Friday everyone, and may the Force be with you!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Hunger Games: Meeting Peeta

I have a story I need to tell. It's one I've brought up to a few friends before. But I am hoping by typing out my feelings I may finally be able to overcome this grief.

Sounds really dramatic, huh? Well any serious fangirl would understand that when you have the chance of a lifetime - and miss out on it - you're gonna have to figure out how to move on.

So this is my "Meeting Peeta" post that has been on my mind for years now.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Things #26

Here are some things that have made me happy lately!

My brown hair makes me so happy! I honestly never thought I'd say that. I colored it brown a little over a month ago, and it's been great! I have had just about every hair color under the sun and while I do miss having it bright and funky - it was time for me to take a break. My hair was super healthy so it wasn't my hair that needed the break - it was me. I always do my hair myself and it takes me an entire evening to bleach and dye it a crazy color. Now with it brown I haven't had to touch it up at all. It's faded some so I might darken it soon but gosh it's been nice not having to deal with roots every two weeks! 

This picture of Pixie Doodle makes me happy because I've never seen her sit on this heart pillow. I walked into the room and she was perched on it and it made a great pic! (Her face says "Are you seriously taking my picture AGAIN?")

My new tattoo by Dru Bias at Saints and Sinners is one of my absolute favs now. It's a cover up of a very old and bad tattoo so to see this amazing Luna kitty from Sailor Moon on my wrist everyday now is unbelievable. I had been getting my old one lasered off (I'll make another post about that experience). Now I am just so happy to have this!

Octopie is one of my all time favorite artists! I first saw her work at Ikkicon two years ago and bought a print of hers at AKon this summer. When I saw her post that she was open for commissions I immediately jumped on it! I can't believe all the little details she put into my chibi. She got my dice ring, tattoos, my star necklace and rainbow bracelets!! I love the Toki Doki headband and that's my favorite wig from Gothic Lolita Wigs. Even my buttons made it in there! Gosh it's just so perfect. Thank you Octopie!

Another cute pic of Pixie Doodle! (I have millions I could share.) This one is her watching me play Guild Wars 2. She loves it! She sits here all the time and even paws at the screen sometimes. 

My final Happy Thing is this pic of Jim Shore at his signing last weekend. I was in the mall with my mom and we heard an announcement that he was going to be there the next day. We both stopped and said WHAT! We love his figurines and have collected many over the years. The day we met him he was incredibly polite and took a lot of time to speak to everyone in line. He signed our new Anna and Elsa, Olaf, and Snowman figures. It was a true joy getting to chat with him. You could honestly hear his passion about his art and craft in his voice. I'm so glad I could share this experience with my mom! BFFs!!

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What has made you happy lately?

Monday, November 10, 2014

Tutorial: Sailor Ariel Cosplay

For AKon 25 and Anime Fest 2014, I cosplayed as Sailor Ariel - a mashup of The Little Mermaid and Sailor Moon. The original art for this was done by Drachea Rannak. Here is a walkthrough of how I made my costume. :)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Disney Pin Trading Board

On my second trip to Disney World, I was introduced to Pin Trading! I didn't participate in it my first trip and let me tell you, doing the trading makes the experience even more fun! When going into each shop and ride you feel like you're on a mission to check out what pins the cast members had. It was really exciting to try and locate certain ones - I was looking for the Disney Princess shoes. I also bought a couple like the Rapunzel and Tinkerbell and Grape Soda pin from Up. And the Elvis Stitch was a gift from my brother when he first visited Disney, too! A few of these were also traded with friends on Instagram and Facebook pin trading boards. This is a really fun hobby to have so I wanted to showcase my pins on a decorative board I could hang up in my room. And here's how I made it!

Supplies needed:
Canvas - mine is 11x14
Paint brush
Acrylic paint
Ribbon
Tacky glue
Glitter

First paint your canvas any color you want. I chose metallic purple to match the ribbon I found at Hobby Lobby.

I did two coats of paint. Make sure to let the first coat dry completely. Before the second finished drying I sprinkled some fine glitter onto it.

Next, measure how much ribbon you'll need and cut them into four strips.

Then dab on some tacky glue and use a brush to smooth it out. Lay your ribbon over it and gently press it down to smooth out bumps.

I let everything dry over overnight, then the next day I put my Disney pins on the board! I like this better than using a cork board because my mickey pin-backs stay with the pins.

I love having a special place for all my collected pins! And I hope to collect more someday and make another colorful canvas board for them.

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Have you ever done Disney Pin Trading?
How do you store your pins?
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