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Halloween Feast

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Eat, drink and be scary. Happy Halloween!

Quiet Thoughts

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Visit my Basho's Pond for a little reflection and quiet. Happy weekend!

Parasol Craft Issue #4

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Parasol Craft Issue # 4 is now out.  The latest edition  is loaded with isnpiring articles and features such as:

One on One: Promoting Your Work Online
Ask A Lawyer: Questions regarding copyright/intellectual property
12×12 + Notepad Digital Downloads
Tutorial: A Quick & Easy Necklace
Giveaway: A $50.00 gift certificate for The Fabric Bar

Check it out!

Mosaic Monday: Halloween Magic

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Hey Halloween!

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Happy Halloween printables from The Toymaker


Freaky Faces wall project from BHG 


Blood Energy Potion for your favorite human or vampire from Fred Flare, $8


Printable Halloween cupcake toppers from Living Locurto [via Papercrave]



Witch's Broom Favor Treat Bags  from Martha Stewart 


Printable Halloween pattern paper from Babalisme


Wickedly Wonderful Paper Spider Web tutorials from A Fanciful Twist

My favorite holiday is coming up!  Check out these cool finds and crafts to make your halloween fete even more harpy!

Hello Adorable

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Photos from their respective owners via Hello Adorable

Have a look at all the alive, edible, wearable, functional, homey, playful, artsy and craftsy fun finds on Hello Adorable. There's always something in there to delight with, give, buy or make. Have a great weekend!

Pumpkin Munchkin Acorn Napkin Holder Tutorial from Joli et Simple Style

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Eeek! How adorable are these Pumpkin Munchkin Acorn Napkin holders? Check out Joli et Simple Style's crafty and clever tutorial on how to make these winsome cuties.  They will be a big hit at your thanksgiving party! Happy fall crafting!

Chocolate Body Scrub

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Did you love the Brown Sugar Body Scrub recipe?  Here's another yummy recipe to help you stay soft and smooth all over.  The chocolate aromatherapy is just so divine!


Chocolate Body Scrub Recipe

3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons olive oil

French Labels

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Image from Marie Claire Idées

Download these sweet little labels from Marie Claire Idées. They look gorgeous as bookplates, journal covers and organizing labels.

Also check out the huge ModeS4U Kawaii  giveaway for tons of cute prizes to be won. It's open until October 25 only.  Have a great week!

Mosaic Monday: Just Acorns

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What I'm loving as of the moment...

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Matryoshkey key covers given by my sweetest friend. They're so cute! No more fumbling for hard-to-find keys!


Awesome vanilla cupcake (cupcake #23)  and  (chocolate) shortbread cookie recipe from Ming Makes Cupcakes and Joy of Baking respectively. I also love my eco friendly ceramic coffee cup with silicone lid.




My imaginary Korean drama boyfriend/future husband and Coffee Prince hottie Gong Yoo (inserts silly grin and wipes drool from keyboard ^-^)



My happy haul from Etude House! I love the foaming Happy Teatime Green Tea  facial cleanser which lasts forever and the super skin friendly cosmetics in the prettiest fit- for-a princess packaging.


The huge, mega kawaii Facebook fanpage giveaway from  ModeS4U. So cute! Do join in!

Anyeong Haseyo Korean Kawaii (Hello Korean Kawaii)

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Blame it on the hallyu wave, I'm loving everything korean kawaii as of the moment. Oh, did I not mention I'm hopelessly and insanely addicted to korean dramas and k-pop too? LOL!

Anyway I'm got a cute Ddung doll wallpaper plastered on my desktop computer from the wallpaper gallery found right here.  I just love the bright, wide eyed look of the Ddung (pronounced ttung) doll as compared to the more popular Blythe and Pullip ones. Check out the Ddung official sites in Korean and English for more eye candy!

Happy Friday!

ModeS4U Kawaii Giveaway Winner

The winner of the kawaii giveaway  from online shop ModeS4U  is Megan Purdy.  Congratulations Megan!  I will be getting  in touch with you shortly.

This holiday season, don't forget to visit ModeS4U for your holiday sewing/crafting supplies and stocking stuffers. Everything in the shop is so kawaii  irresistible.

Paumes Galerie

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Images from Paumes Galerie and Shop
Have  a peek at these dreamy and impeccably styled cosmopolitan interiors and exhibitions at  Paumes Galerie and Shop. I love the Little Red Riding Hood exhibit room with its whimsical collection of trinkets and treasures.

Paumes, a boutique Japanese publishing company  founded by photographer and art director Hisashi Tokuyoshi and his wife Fumie Shimoji  publishes édition Paumes-  lifestyle guide books that cover the best creative aesthetics of the world's finest cosmopolitan cities. Also check out Galerie doux Dimanche for paume inspired gifts and items to help you recreate that  paume  ambience in your home or working space.


P.S. I will be announcing the winner of the kawaii online giveaway from ModeS4U tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Reminder: ModeS4U Kawaii Giveaway

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Hello there! The wonderful sponsor giveaway from the sweet kawaii shop ModeS4U ends in a few hours. Hurry and drop your name in the hat for a chance to win the cute goodies above.Good luck!

Mosaic Monday: Autumn Days

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Weekend Toast

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The weekend is here! Stop by Kitchen Samurai for some jelly on toast or mochaccino cupcake.

I'll be back on Monday evening to close off the comments for the sponsor kawaii giveaway from ModeS4U. Be sure to enter the giveaway and bookmark the shop for convenient holiday shopping.

Take care and be swell!

Hello Babushka

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Image from Bake Greek


I love Hello Kitty, matryoshka dolls and sugar cookies! I'm so thrilled Bake Greek has put them all in one delicious creation-the Hello Matryoshka cookie.

If you want to  brush up on your cookie decorating skills in time for Halloween check out Bake Greek's tutorials and blog. The Bake Greek shop also sells a wonderful collection of alphabet and greek letter cookie cutters.

Happy Friday!

Reminder:The sponsor kawaii giveaway from kawaii online  shop ModeS4U is still open! Enter your details for a chance to win cute kawaii goodies.

Curly Cute

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Images from Curly Collection 

Oh my, cute overload at the Curly Collection.  Indulge in a bit of eye candy (and shopping for those with deep pockets)  here and here.

Japanese Desktop Wallpapers

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Images from Crux 

Images from La Chic

Enjoy some kawaii cuteness on your desktop. Download these gorgeous Japanese wallpapers from Crux and La Chic.


Don't forget to enter the Sponsor Kawaii Giveaway from ModeS4U.

Halloween Cookie Time

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Image from BHG 
It's October! Fill your cookie jar with playfully decorated halloween cookies. Learn 25 easy cookie decorating tricks from BHG.

Harpy halloween baking!