Friday, February 18, 2011

A day of packages and Valentine's Day

Last Friday, on February 11th, I had the day off and decided to laze around until I got the urge to clean. Around noon-time, I noticed a yellow package slip from the post office on my entertainment stand. So I asked my brother's girlfriend about it. She said, "I don't know what it's for. We're not expecting anything." Out of our curiosity, we decided to take a walk over to the post office.

When we reached the post office, they were just about to go on break when we caught the lady. She asked what we needed and I said, "we have packages waiting!"

When she pulled out three packages, we were surprised - but even more surprised when she said they were all for me!! Two from Japan, one from England!!
In November, I won Lou(glamourberry)'s contest. Unfortunately, due to postage regulations, I was unable to receive it until now. However, it was well worth the wait! I absolutely love the Tsubasa socks♥♥♥♥!!!

Thank you so much, Lou!!!! I just love it all so much!!! The nail polish colors are lovely, and the lipgloss is very thick and long lasting! and the rilakkuma snacks were so yummy!!

Sami and I decided to trade sweets that were from our countries respectively. She received mine mid-December and I was even late sending out mine so when I didn't receive hers, I figured it had gotten lost in the mail. Apparently there was some mistake with the zip code? But they fixed it in Philly.

An added surprise was a very cute letter and a bag from W♥C!!! I'm trying to eat (sort-of)healthy for my trip to Japan so I've been taking it slow on devouring the yummy things inside, but it all looks delish!

And last but not least, a sales package from Sara Mari!
She had posted in early January about the tutuHA and GLAD NEWS fukubukuro that she purchased. She said that she was going to sell the maxi one-piece pictured below because she was too tall for it. Seeing that, I knew instantly I wanted it. I emailed her ASAP, she told me about her (very) reasonable price, and the rest is history.

I cannot wait to coordinate this item!!! I'm very inspired by this scan from popsister. Ami is one of my favorite models from Popsister. I love her style and make-up soooo much!! I take a lot of inspiration from her.

And last but not least, Valentine's Day!!
The day before Valentine's Day, I closed in place of someone else. I came home to a very special surprise.
How did you spend your V-day? Did you spend it with family, friends, or maybe with your own special someone?

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

and the winner is.....

Hello, hello~

Long time no see, huh?

I'm here to announce the lovely winner of my first ever giveaway - The "Sweet Things giveaway".
the list is made.........
drumroll please.....

Congratulations to Sara!
I will be mailing out your package soon :] (as in, as soon as I get my butt to the post office!)

I wanted to say thank you to everyone who entered, and I invite you all back for my next giveaway, that will be announced soon.
Here's a little sneak peak at the prizes!

Can you guess the theme??

And now for a little update on life.....
I counted all the change I had collected for a couple weeks. I've become one of those people who crazily collects all the change I can find and relieves stress by rolling it all, haha!
this was BEFORE I added this weeks tips to it!!
 I finished tolling it all today, and I had $59 in change, with $10 in pennies alone!!!! That means I had 1000 pennies!!!! Insane!!
yes, I spent 10 minutes trying to arrange it into the perfect pyramid.
I still have change leftover to roll next week!! hahaha.

This all is going into the bank to save for my trip to Japan. Ideally, I'd like to have at least $1000 in spending money, for train fair, eating out, and the most important thing - shopping!!!(hahaha)

I have only about a month left for my trip, so wish my luck!

(if all goes according to plan, I'll have another post for tomorrow!)