Stationery and stickers

I finally started to do something I always wanted to do. Design stationery and stickers! I know, totally weird but when I was 14, my favorite hobby was playing with Paintshop Pro and designing greeting cards and I had large collection of Lisa Frank stickers. My dream job was a mixture of Hallmark and Lisa Frank. After 10+ years working in design for other people – I decided to work on stuff for myself.

I finally got my butt into gear and make some sets. It might seem silly to some people but these themed items have been extremely fun and I love how they look, its been really fun!

My stationery sets include the watercolor succulents, colorful hello and 2 fandom sets for Dr. Who and Harry Potter (slytherin).

Our sticker sets include watercolors of succulents (hand painted by Kimmy), dino origami and my newest set: gamer glam.

My sister Kimmy made a video showing the stickers up close.

I already have new sets coming in 2018. If you follow me or Mind Speaks on instagram you can see previews after Christmas.

Miyavi Live!

In April I went to a concert with some of my favorite people. Miyavi’s 4th time in Texas I think, I always miss his lives so I am glad I got to finally see him! Miyavi was extremely energetic, he spoke alot of togetherness – “that even though the world seems so negative and scary, we need to stay together”. He never actually said anything about politics but I think he was hinting about some current events. Either way, it was nicely put and the crowd was wild for anything he was saying. So wild, there was a mosh pit starting near the left side. My friends and I were able to get center pretty easily but more and more people were pushing to get to the front. I definitely felt my age, standing after 2 opening acts before Miyavi. So, the mosh pit…Miyavi noticed the mosh pit was starting to get slightly violent and he stopped the whole show and spoke to all of us. “What is going on? Come on, we are all here to enjoy the night!” Security took some dude away, I think he started the fight.

Man, its been awhile since I went to a Jmusic live. Some things never change, people still want to get close to their fandom and will do anything to get closer.

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Miyavi’s newer stuff, in my opinion, is more about the skills and music than actual lyrics so he doesn’t focus too much on the singing and more on the feeling. I followed him since he was in a band and transitioning into a solo artist. Very proud that he has done so much on his own. I have more videos and photos on my Instagram!

The show lasted about 4 hours and afterwards we went to a diner to eat. By the time I got home, it was 2am…I crawled into bed and prayed that I would be able to sleep in the next day.

Halloween & 4 years of marriage

I can’t believe it has been 4 amazing years already. Alot has changed within these 4 years of marriage: we both got new jobs, we bought a house and we made a baby! It has been a roller coaster of emotion. My dude has been my best friend who understands my quirks, especially during our pregnancy – his patience amazes me. Very lucky to have met my match in nerdiness and obsessions.

Halloween happened and we got to decorate our house. Vera wore her Leia buns and greeted kids at the door. She liked looking at everyone’s costumes.

House Decor Leia Buns Halloween Booty

I can’t wait for next year, Vera will have a favorite character that she will want to dress up as I am sure. Right now, she is obsessed with Daniel the tiger’s neighborhood on PBS, Tangled the tv show, Elena the Princess of Avalor, and Sophia the First. Her favorite movies are Frozen and Moana. We noticed she loves music, especially girl power ballads like Moana’s How Far I’ll Go and Frozen’s Let it Go.

2016 year in review

I’ll backlog this post soon. 2016 was totally amazing, but exhausting and sad all at the same time. I wasn’t sure how to handle the beginning of my pregnancy, we also lost some amazing artists and sadly some pets.

You can view the other years over here: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 or 2011!

Jaunary
Start of the year! I am in my second trimester. The year starts of shaky with the death of my first real rockstar crush: David Bowie. As a young girl I was obsessed with Bowie. Maybe it was my hormones – maybe it my inner girl hurting but I took this really hard.

Final Fantasy Explorers came out this month – it was my escapism, it was fun but when we hooked up with a team when we got higher level the game became glitchy and annoying.


February
My bump officially is showing! At this point I’ve been going to the doctor monthly. Cravings at this point just last for an hour or so. I do love milkshakes though!!! Fire Emblem Fates came out this month, there are 2 versions plus a continuation of the story in a 3rd story. In times like this, it is very lucky to have a hubby who has a 3DS as well. He took Conquest while I played Birthright. This was my first official FE game!!!! I know, what took so long? I am usually not into this style of game but oh man, I totally was obsessed with this game. Restarting it twice just to get the perfect children through mating.


March
We skipped the kite festival this year because my family threw us a baby shower! It was amazing how many of our family members came to celebrate! Even my husband’s mom came from NOLA. I made invites for the shower.

We took my parents to see CABARET! It is my favorite musical, and my 3rd time to watch it live. In March, Pokken came out and to celebrate our friends threw a party, I made a Pokeball cake for the event.



April
Our friends threw us a GAY-BY Shower (Gay Baby Shower) – basically all our FABULOUS friends came and threw a very Totoro shower! You can see more pics over here but seriously, our friends are sooooo amazing!

Speaking of AMAZING friends – Joy sent us a beautiful embroidered Totoro piece to put in the baby’s room!


May
Sister Kim graduates college! Our baby finally arrived in May. What a wild roller coaster! I was lucky for a nice pregnancy and awesome labor/delivery. She was 7lbs, 14oz. My last thoughts before baby time are posted here. My first intro post to our daughter is over here.


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