tokidoki x SpongeBob SquarePants Blind Box

July 5, 2021

tokidoki SpongeBob SquarePants
It’s been a HOT MINUTE since I’ve bought a blind bag or blind box. In fact, my last Blind Box & Bag Roundup was posted back in January 2020. And the one prior to that was in late 2019. While I still find them to be cute, I’ve just simply grown out of collecting them. But then I went to BoxLunch last weekend. I had a pretty good coupon so I decided to browse the store to see if they had any cute Disney clothing for my trip later this month.

Color me shocked when I saw the CUTEST tokidoki SpongeBob SquarePants themed blind box right by the register. Like most 90s kids, and just people in general, I’m a HUGE SpongeBob fan. Even now as an adult I can still watch SpongeBob, especially the older episodes, and laugh. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that I quote SpongeBob at least three times a week in normal conversations.

So tokidoki + SpongeBob SquarePants? SOLD!

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A Visit to Crumbl Cookies – Wicker Park Chicago

June 30, 2021

Crumbl Cookies Wicker Park Chicago
Hey friends! Guess what? Today was the start of a brand new chapter in my life (but more on that later). And to celebrate I decided to visit the brand new Crumbl Cookies here in Chicago. Before I get into this post I wanted to say that I’ve REALLY been into blogging again. Like I actively take my camera with me again and I’ve been coming up with lots of fun blog post ideas. In fact, I already have the next 3 blog posts lined up. 

(I was meaning to post another one first but I was just so excited about my cookies I decided to publish this one first. Hehehe).

If you’ve never been to Crumbl Cookies…then you’re missing out!

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Change Begins with YOU

June 25, 2021


“If you do not change direction, you might end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu

With Juneteenth (finally) becoming a federal holiday, it seems like we are slowly moving in the right direction as a country. Social injustices are beginning to become apart of everyday conversations. No longer are we allowing people to act like everything is just fine and dandy. We’re starting to listen to each other more. People are more open to start a dialogue with those who might have different opinions or views.

In this political climate it’s so important to remain educated and open to starting these dialogues. We can’t always assume that everyone is aware of certain issues. Sometimes we have to be willing to enlighten people and we need to be patience with them whist teaching them.

#InmarIdeasThatMatter.

 If you’re looking for ways to better educate yourself, don’t worry I’ve got your back! I’ve curated a list of recommended resources for those who want to learn more about social justice, economic prosperity and ways we can improve the human condition:

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Treat Yo Self (with Lush Bath Bombs)

June 21, 2021

Atom Heart Mother Lush Bath Bomb
Hey guys, long time no see. Or read…technically. I thought I’d stop by today and give you guys a small life update. There’s been a lot of new things going on in my life lately. A lot of it I can’t share…yet…but don’t worry, it’s all good things. 2020 was such a trying year, not just for me but for most people. I’m so glad things are finally sort of, for the most part, going back to normal. 

2020 seemed to go on forever. It’s crazy to think we are more than HALFWAY done with 2021. Seriously, where has the time gone?! Although things aren’t 100% back to how they were pre-2020 (some things will never be the same), I’m learning to take life day by day. I’m learning to enjoy the little things in life again. 

Like treating myself to some Lush bath bombs!

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Broswing Mitsuwa Marketplace in Chicago + Kawaii Haul

March 26, 2021

Japanese market Mitsuwa Marketplace in Chicago Plushies
Happy Friday. Is it just me or is 2021 going by super fast? Like how is it APRIL next week?! (Aka my birthday month woohoo). I mean, I’ll take it I guess. I feel like 2020 was so slow so this fast pace 2021 is actually kinda refreshing. Also, random fact, but as I’m typing this (on March 25th), there’s exactly NINE months until Christmas, YAY!

I’ve blogged about Mitsuwa before (you can check that out here), it’s this really cute Japanese marketplace located right outside of Chicago. I don’t really leave my house to often (hello, we are still in a pandemic folks) but since this is basically a grocery store, I decided to visit last weekend to see what they had and to pick up a few items.

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