Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Shopping Ideas - Kawaii Edition [12-10-14]

Hey, Bunnies!~ The holidays are almost here! Sorry, it's been pretty quiet on this side! Been trying to fix up my shops on Etsy and Storenvy! Hoping to have some new goodies before the week is up~

Have you done your gift shopping yet? 

Here are 5 of my favorite shops for the kawaii life lover~

1. For the crafty person in your life: 

2. For the stationary lover:

3. For the Japan lover:

4. For the kawaii fashion lover: 

5. For the book lover:

Sunday, November 23, 2014

30 Day Anime Challenge - Day 7: Your Anime Crush [11-23-14]

Hi Bunnies!

Sorry if I scared anyone with that last post. Just something I needed to get off my chest and get through. I should be okay now. I really wouldn't want to make a mistake like that!

So now we're getting back on track with posts! Here's today's challenge post!

Looking back on all of the anime I've watched up until now, there is one character I will always think of. When I was younger, I used to make a lot of fanart and fanfiction of my favorite series at the time. But my biggest collection came from when I was obsessed with the series Yu Yu Hakusho.

30 Day Anime Challenge
- Day 7 -
Your Anime Crush

That's right - my biggest anime crush was Kurama from Yu Yu Hakusho.

Who was your anime crush?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Is It Time to Move On? [11-17-14]

I have heard this quote many times whenever I was feeling down. I've been feeling down especially recently so the quote came back into mind. But what do you do when what you're trying to accomplish is bringing you down even more? What if it costs you more than what you make back?

For those of you that follow and read my blog, you know I've been trying to start my own little business that started off just as selling jewelry. But recently I've gotten more into all types of accessories. I've been working on things with fabric but without a proper machine, it's annoyingly difficult.

With little issues like those on top of not having enough income to pay for bills and to take care of my rabbits, much less myself, I will admit that it's all been getting me down. (There are other more personal issues as well but I will not get into those here...) Not to mention that winter is practically here and it's been very gloomy and cloudy.

I save my money and haven't even bought any Lolita or Gyaru stuff in months. Save for one dress that I have allowed myself to be my one treat.

I've even resorted to selling off a lot of my Lolita as seen on my shop Kieli's Stuff 4 Sale...

Having talked with friends, reading inspiring blogs and such used to renew my strength but this time I'm seriously considering...

Should I just quit? Should I just give up on my dream of being some kind of artist? 

It wouldn't be so bad if I had a few sales in my shop in a month versus one every two-three months. Or if it felt like someone was actually reading this blog. Or maybe a Graphic Design job place would give me a chance. Being someone who has never really had a special talent and had to really dig to find what I can do, it really is frustrating that I can't find my talent if I have one.

To list on Etsy, it costs 20¢ per listing. And to re-list over 100 items after they expire in four months just doesn't add up as possible for my wallet. I've done all I can with social media and this blog. But now I really feel....

I'm at a crossroads.

Part of me is really fighting to keep this going. But the other part doesn't understand why I would do that. Is the miracle really going to happen when I do officially give up? Or is this just the dreamer in me talking and I should just sell my supplies and move on?

This was my original thinking up until now.

I almost made the mistake of allowing this feeling sorry for myself take over my judgment and give up. But I have been on this for far too long, worked too hard on it and I'm just too darn stubborn. I've heard that it takes at least three years for lil shops to take off. So I'm going to try to hang in there. I don't want to give up. I just can't. 

I'm going to keep digging for my real talent until I find it. I'm determined. 
So don't give up, okay?


Friday, November 14, 2014

30 Day Lolita Challenge - Day 7: 10 People Who Inspire Your Lolita Style [11-14-14]

Hiyo, Bunnies!

Today is another post for my Lolita Challenge!

30 Day Lolita Challenge
- Day 7 -
10 People Who Inspire Your Lolita Style


 2. Josephine of ♥ Frilly Pink Dreams ♥

3. Ninoshka of ♥ Okashi Yummy ♥

4. Saija of ♥ Frillycakes ♥


6. Sugarnoor of ♥ Edible Rainbows ♥




10. Annika-chan of ♥ Pop Princess ♥

I know not all of them are Lolita but these are 10 people that have influenced me in many ways. And I am super happy that I have been fortunate to find them through their amazing photos and blogs and/or shops.

Is there anyone that has inspired you?

Monday, November 10, 2014

30 Day Video Game Challenge - Day 6: Most Annoying Character

Hi Bunnies!

It's been a while! Are you ready for today's challenge post?

30 Day Video Game Challenge
- Day 6 -
Most Annoying Character

The most annoying character for me is definitely Anise from Tales of the Abyss. It took me a long time to really think about it because of all the games I've played in my life. I know a lot of people complain about Navi from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. But there is nothing worse than Anise.

Anise Tatlin is only 13 but thinks of herself as older and is always trying to find herself a "rich husband". I know she has a backstory of why she's so greedy but it just comes off as annoying and I am not a fan of her voice actress. When it comes down to it, I only have her in my party when it's necessary. Other than that, my party is always Luke, Tear, Guy and Natalia. The way she speaks is annoying, even with her Tokunaga she's not much of a tank and she just all around irks me.

Who is the most annoying character for you?