Contest time! Free Travelers Notebook

Do you like planners, or bullet journals? Have you always wanted to try a travelers notebook but haven’t made the jump to buy one yet? My sister Kimmy is giving away an amazing Webster Pages, Color Crush TN in this lovely mint color!! All you have to do is head over to her blog and enter! She is even including some of my stickers from Mind-Speaks for you to play around with!

Color Crush series is my favorite for planners – I have a 6 ring in teal. They are great quality and long lasting!

Usagi Birthday Bash

My sisters and I started Mind-Speaks.com back in 2010, we had no idea what we wanted to do. We just knew we liked crafts; we liked sharing crafts with each other and hoped the blog would be a nice way to communicate while we were living in different cities.?? Here we are in 2018, we all live in Houston and have only done a few events together. We wanted to meet new people, make new friends and share the love of fandoms and crafts with local people. What better way than to host a meet up, give away some prizes and make new friends? Better yet, throw a birthday bash for one of our first fandoms growing up: Usagi aka Sailor Moon!

Sailor Moon means a lot to my sisters and I. When we were young, this cartoon with 5 amazingly strong scouts with different personalities was so eye opening. Approximately 20 years later we are still watching the show, still collecting memorabilia and still wishing we could transform into senshi! I’m sure every magical kid from the 90’s would practice their hand movements screaming “Make-up!”

About the birthday bash: it will be hosted at Viet Nom Noms in Bellaire/Houston, Texas this Saturday at 4pm. This restaurant serves quick service bahn mi, vermicelli and rice bowls. They also have vegan options! They just started to serve boba milk teas as well!!

What will we do there? When you arrive, we have a sign in sheet. Sign up to our newsletter and you’ll be automatically entered into some raffles. We will also have some locket cookies, cork keychain craft set up, bingo and coloring sheets for everyone!

10 guests will have a chance to grab a goodie bag. Inside the bag we have:

-Mind-Speaks Button
-2 Sailor Moon Post Cards
-2 Sailor Moon Buttons
-Sailor Scout charm
-2 Sticker Sheets
-Sailor Scout Bow Clip
-Sailor Scout Bow necklace
-Scout temporary tattoo

Didn’t get a bag? No worries, we will be raffling an extra bag after the event. So keep in touch via Instagram and Facebook for a chance to win a bag filled with goodies!
This meet up is to connect with other fans of cute things.

You can also follow the event along with us via our instagram!

Whhoooooot so nervous!

April is letter writing month and updates

A couple of posts ago I posted about the stationery sets I have been working on. It is now April, which is National Letter Writing Month! To celebrate, my sister Kimmy made this video to show the stationery sets in action. She is huge into fountain pens as well so it is mesmerizing to watch her write! FYI – my hand writing looks horrid compared to her easy flow script! I need her to start signing the thank you notes I send out with orders!!

Last year, I joined the International Geek Girl Pen Pals club, and sent off a Harry Potter and Dr. Who stationery I made for my partner. She was really sweet, she sent me back some Sailor Moon and nintendo stationery!!! We are instagram pals but we are both moms so letter writing kinda fizzled after awhile. I might try the club again, the group of girls are awesome and I am always on the look out for pen pals or other geeky friends!

So much in fact, I decided to host a birthday event for Usagi aka Sailor Moon at my friend’s restaurant in Houston – Viet Nom Noms (my hubby and I made his logo). The event will be June 30th for Usagi’s birthday. I put an event on facebook, shared it once among friends and on the Mind Speaks’ instagram and boom – over 400 people interested. I doubt that many will come but this event is just some Sailor Moon bingo, giveaways and just to meet other geeky magical friends. Wish me luck – I am getting nervous now. Wish me luck!

OH, our Etsy shop is having a sale for National Letter Writing Month! Use WRITEON as a coupon code! One of our best sellers was restocked after a large order! One buyer bought a handful of the dino sticker sheets! I wonder if they are for bday goodie bags, students or the buyer really loves dinosaurs? Either way, I so happy they liked the stickers! These macarons sheets are brand new to the shop! I am in the middle of making some new stickers as I am typing this!

Easter Eevee Plush

Japan released the precious Easter Eevee and Pikachu plushes. I panicked looking for a shopping service to grab one for my kid. She loves her giant Eevee from build a bear and she has a 6 inch TOMY ToysRus edition as well. So I thought this would be a different and cute version for her to have.

I found a how-to guide from Nintendo Soup on how to order from Amazon JP from the official Pokemon Center. I ordered the Easter Eevee and in came in yesterday morning! The item costed ¥1,600 plus some shipping. Now if you try to find the item, people are charging up to ¥3,600 or more.

First off, using Amazon Japan was easy, Pokemon Center account shipped worldwide and use DHL express so only took a few days to arrive with up to the minute shipping info.

They packaged it well, and the actual product was really cute. It is made really well compared to the other Eevee plushies Vera has. The color is a light, pastel brown and the detail work is really nice. The plush is a bit smaller than I thought sitting smaller than the 6 inch TOMY ones but he is pretty sticky which is nice!

I handed it right to Vera or Poogie as we call her and she squealed. She doesn’t really talk just yet but does baby babble and exclaim alot. She hugged her new Eevee and yelled “EEVEE, SIT!”

Threw me off but it was so adorable!! I wish I took a video of the moment.


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