Category Archives: Life Lately

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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Animal Crossing New Horizons Island Tour + 1 Year of ACNH

March 17, 2021

Animal Crossing New Horizons Dom
First things first, Happy St. Patricks day. Second, my birthday is officially only ONE MONTH away (April 17th). And finally, you guys, it’s week THREE of me posting consistently! Woohoo. Gosh I missed blogging so much. It’s so therapeutic. There’s just something about sitting down, gathering your thoughts and writing/typing them out.

This Saturday (the 20th) marks ONE YEAR since the release of Animal Crossing New Horizons. I’ve talked about this on the blog before, but Animal Crossing helped me so much during quarantine. I seriously don’t know how I would have survived (okay maybe I’m being a bit extra but you get my point) March-May 2020 without this game. In honor of its one year anniversary I thought it would be fun to do a little mini tour of my island. Disclaimer, for the sake of time I won’t be typing out “Animal Crossing New Horizons” each and ever time I reference the game. So, for those who don’t know, Animal Crossing New Horizons = ACNH.

Here’s a little tour of my ACNH island:

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Collecting McDonald’s Pokemon 25th Anniversary Happy Meal Cards

March 12, 2021

McDonalds Pokemon 25th Anniversary Happy Meal
Hey everyone. I bet you thought I was going to forget to post this week? Nope, I meant it when I said I was going to (try to) post at least once a week. Sure last week I posted on a Monday but *technically I didn’t say which day I would be posting on. Hehehehehe. So I’ve kept my word so far, yay!

I don’t know about kids today but us 90s kids had the BEST McDonald’s Happy Meal toys! Anyone remember the Disney VHS Happy Meal toys? How about the Space Jam plushies (I still have my Bugs and Lola ones to this day)? Oh my gosh, what about the BEANIE BABIES?! Yup, the Happy Meal toys used to be everything. Honestly the toys were better than the Happy Meal/the food.

I haven’t even thought about Happy Meal toys in like 15+ years but when I heard they were bringing back Pokemon cards, I knew I had to jump on that nostalgia train!

How could I not?!

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Thanks Animal Crossing: New Horizons

April 20, 2020

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Warning, this post isn’t going to be super long. This post is mainly to show my appreciation and gratitude for a little game called Animal Crossing: New Horizons. I’ve been a fan of Animal Crossing since it’s 2001 release but for some reason New Horizons hits different! Well, I know the reason. With everything that’s going on in the world and with the “Shelter in Place”, I’ve found myself in a slight… I don’t want to say depression. I’ve just been feeling antsy and anxious.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons could not have come out at a better time! I find myself playing for hours upon hours each day. It’s such a great escape and it’s so darn fun. It’s so much fun that about three and a half weeks ago I decided to really get into the Animal Crossing community by creating an Animal Crossing IG account.

(And you guys, I just hit 500+ followers!).

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Happy Easter + The New Normal

April 12, 2020

Adult Easter Basket IdeasHappy Easter! I know I don’t normally post on the weekend but let’s face it, we are facing a new normal these days. I don’t know about you guys but I’ve been going stir crazy. I’ve just been sitting at home these past almost 4 weeks. Not just that, I’ve been feeling kinda bummed because I can’t interact (well face to face) with my friends, co-workers or family. But, I always tend to look for the sliver lining in situations so at least I am healthy and still employed. 

Still, I can’t deny that it’s been super hard to stay positive lately. That’s why I am trying to focus on the little things that make help me smile, even if it’s just for a second. You all know that I LOVE holidays, so I decided to treat myself this Easter.

Here’s what the “Easter Bunny” got me:

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