2014 in review

Ok my annual: YEAR in REVIEW post! If you’re curious on the past annual reviews click on the tag “Review” or check out 2013, 2012 or 2011!

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We started 2014 with a Mind Speaks redesign. Took a week to get all of the work organized on the site but it came out pretty neato! I won Houston Gaymers Favorite Female Gaymer! The voting happened at the end of 2013 but the award show happened in January of 2014. My husband and I have been part of Gaymers since end of 2012 and made so many besties! Every month we go to the 3DS night and play with about 50-60 gamers! Street pass heaven!

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February
Pokemon XY came out so our friends threw a Pokemon party! Everyone made Pokemon type food so I made Poke Puffs! Took cream puffs and covered them with colored chocolate!

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My craft room/office starting to became a reality! Hubby started to make me a tall island in our shared office. I love my work space and currently using the table as I type this out!

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March
Hubby, Kim and I went to Anime Matsuri to see Nightmare live. Since I stopped working with a visual kei site I haven’t been to any vk lives but I couldn’t miss Nightmare. I’ve been a fan since high school!

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April
Jody’s birthday and the new season premiere of Game of Thrones! So we mashed up his bday with a themed party! I made cupcakes with family crest banners! I also got him a cake from the pastry shop that made our wedding cake!

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Merry Xmas

A tad late. I want to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!! Over the last few years I have made awesome blog friends and so happy to find other like-minded bloggers who share video games, graphics and other nerdy things! This break I have been catching up on sleep, video games and reading blogs!


One thing I am loving is seeing all my friends who have gotten Nintendo games, 3DS handhelds or even given out game stuff to other friends!!! I hung out with Em (my bestie) over the break and great minds think alike – we gave each other Nintendo eshop cards. She has been wanting to download a skin/3DS theme on her dashboard so I figured she would be more inclined to do so if she had an eshop card. So our gifts canceled each other out…lots of laughter and hugs!

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Before Christmas, we went to our friends’ white elephant and the best thing about partying with a room of nerds is that EVERY gift is nerdy in some way!! Best white elephant ever! My husband won a Totoro bag for me, and I won Pokemon Alpha Sapphire on the 3DS. I haven’t started the new/old pokemon game yet since I’m still obsessed with Fantasy Life.

For actual Christmas I’ve gotten many awesome gifts but one that stands out is from my husband – he adopted my favorite animal from the Houston Zoo – Smaug! He is a komodo dragon and every time we visit him I get this overwhelming feeling of wanting to hug him – now I can in plushie form! I have an awesome husband!!!


My youngest sister has graduated college with her degree in pastries and baking! It was an emotional and happy day, super proud of her! She started working as one of the pastry chefs at an upscale hotel.

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We actually had a Christmas tree at our house! This is our second Christmas at our home and I promised my dude we would put up Christmas decor up! I’m not the biggest fan of Christmas but really loved having Christmas lights and a tree up!!! I’m getting soft in my old age.

I finally upgraded my iphone to 6 and I finally went to the eye doctor for new glasses, bright teal Kate Spade glasses.

3DS love and custom cases

If you follow this blog, it is no surprise that I adore my 3DS. I take it everywhere, I try to play it daily (at least for 5-10 minutes during my lunch break) and I try to convert friends to also get on the 3DS love wagon. Hey why not? It really is a fun handheld. Recently I gave my bff, Emily a pink one and even made her two Sailor Moon covers for her cute pink DS!

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I started to make a few more Sailor Scouts cases!

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My husband’s joystick broke recently. After a panic rush order of a new one he conducted delicate surgery but in 30 minutes he had a brand new joystick!! So proud of him on repairing his own 3DS! In celebration I also made him a new case – a Zinorge from Monster Hunter! Another amazing game if you have the chance to check it out!

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Has anyone played Fantasy Life yet?? We (sisters, husband and myself) have been playing non-stop!!! I finally made Master in Paladin!

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2nd year

On Monday, my dude and I celebrated our 2nd year of marriage. Last year he surprised me with a trip to Disney so this year we both decided to chill a bit this October. Jody surprised me with flowers at my office and an amazing steak dinner at Perry’s! I’m eternally grateful for my husband and his support.

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The best thing about my husband is that he is equally if not more geeky than me! We’ve been playing Fantasy Life and loving every minute of it! This was our anniversary gift to each other! Right at this moment I am a level 20 paladin and my husband is a level 31 mage! The game is cute and has a nice co-op feature. Anyone else playing this game?!

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