Loot from Animazement 2015

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This post is totally a month late, but you know… life gets hectic around here. :p So all of this stuff is what we picked up from Animazement when we went last month. A few things aren’t pictured like a $5 t-shirt from AZ 2013 (what a deal, right? haha) but the majority of the stuff is here.

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A handmade catopus and Butterbeer scented lotion! Let me tell you that this lotion smells EXACTLY like butterbeer (or the butterbeer that I’ve smelled before anyway). Usually anything HP related at an anime convention, I buy. Because #harrypotter.

The plushie was too cute to pass up, too. It even has little paws on the bottom (see below). I HAD TO BUY HER! Haven’t named her yet though… any suggestions? :p

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There was a little booth that had lego characters and animals like Rilakkuma, panda bears, and a lot more. My memory is horrible, I can’t remember the others. But my husband spotted Charizard and it was a done deal!

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I loveee this print so much! I think it was on sale for $1 because the artist was trying to get rid of older prints so she can bring in new ones. I felt so lucky to get a print I actually love for just $1! And it’s a full size (8.5×11) so it was a steal! Kind of reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.

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The face masks weren’t really bought because we wanted them, but mainly because people were getting sick and people also smelled… horrible. So my husband wore a mask and I went for as long as I could without one, haha! But these masks are cute, so I’ll be wearing one any time we go to a convention.

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My favorite of all, I think. Draculaura from Monster High. She is my FAVORITE. And this print is just everything to me. Creepy, cute, a little girly gothic… YES. <3

Animazement 2015

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I went to Animazement during Memorial Day weekend, which is when it’s hosted every year. I didn’t take as many pictures as I have in previous years because it was the same week as my surgery and I spent a LOT of time sleeping/resting. But during the time that I was up and walking around, I had a lot of fun… before my medicine knocked me out again. haha

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Angel and Yuri from Angel Beats! I normally only see a Yuri cosplay, but these two were together, which just made it better. :)

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Crispin Freeman’s Q&A panel was hosted in the ballroom, which at first I thought was too large of a room for that. But once I saw the turn out, I’m really glad they held it in there. SO MANY FANS! I didn’t know anything about him except that he voices Kyon from Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (my favorite, remember?). But we got to know a lot about him from his introduction and then some of the questions that people were asking him. I felt very impressed with him after the panel and let’s just say that he’s now one of my favorites!

One sad part is when he said that Haruhi isn’t his type. *cries* He said Kyon would date Haruhi, but Crispin would date Yuki. HAHA I was in my Haruhi cosplay, too.

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Howl’s Moving Castle! sdkjfbdjfhj!!

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Two cosplays from KanColle!

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Freaking Midna. This was such an awesome cosplay! Look at the girl’s face in the background in the first one. xD

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I guess she didn’t like Midna as much as I did.

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My husband and I were talking about how we ALWAYS see Suiseiseki from Rozen Maiden, but we never see her sister Souseiseki (above). SO we decided that I would cosplay as her, but THEN WE SAW HER. I shouted at her from a balcony and chased her down just for a picture. She sewed the cosplay herself, too! Love it.

That’s all the pictures I took. D: We did buy some things in Artist Alley and the Dealer’s room, so I’ll post all of that stuff later this week! Lots of cute stuff! ^_^

1 Up Box: Sidekick

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I received the sidekick 1 up box about two weeks ago and I’m just now getting around to posting about it. I’m not going to get into any details about the prices of each item because I am not happy with the contents at all, so why bother?

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The last 1 Up box that I received left me really impressed. I loved everything that was included in the box and felt as though this subscription box would be worth it. After receiving pretty much an entire box of Adventure Time items, I was just done.

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My husband made a good point to me about this whole subscription box craze. Every month you pay X amount of dollars for a box filled with items you don’t even know if you’ll enjoy or not. If you saved the X amount of dollars by canceling the subscription, you could buy thing you actually WOULD enjoy having.

I tried to argue that it’s the surprise element of it, but my husband is better at arguing than I am, soooo yeah. Haha.

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I was VERY disappointed that there weren’t many other sidekicks featured in this box. I can name sidekicks off the top of my head that are considered “geeky” and could have been included.

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Sure, there’s a Robin (Batman) necklace. But really, how often am I going to wear that?! And the bracelet is just a generic rubber bracelet… no characters on it just “I love my sidekick”. I’m never going to wear that. In my mind if I saw someone wearing it, I’d ask them who their sidekick is. BECAUSE THERE ISN’T A FACE ON THE BRACELET. I’m overreacting.

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Oh and when I saw this shirt, it was folded so neatly to where only Yoshi was shown. I had an inkling of excitement running through my veins… and then I saw BMO. -_-

If you couldn’t tell, I’m not a fan of Adventure Time and I’m quite displeased with this box considering the majority of it is ADVENTURE TIMEEEEEE!

Did you get the Sidekick box from 1 Up? How did you like it?

Week 5/24-5/30 Recap

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It’s been about two weeks since I’ve posted! I’ve had a really rough last couple of weeks. Last week was the worst (which I’m going to talk about more in this post) especially since I was still recovering from surgery. So here’s last week’s recap starting with May 24th!

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Sunday was the last day of Animazement. We attended the closing ceremonies and immediately left so I could get to my engagement shoot at the local farmer’s market. The photo shoot went from the farmer’s market to a campus greenway and then finally… Ben and Jerry’s! We all had a really fun time capturing their love on camera (see photo above!). LOVE ITTTT! <3 rip-phoenix

Tuesday was a very tragic day for me. I found my beloved family dog of almost 13 years, Phoenix, lying dead in my backyard. I usually always check on him first thing in the morning after my daughter leaves for school. But that day I didn’t. I was tired and irritable because of my medicine from surgery. Later that day, my cats started freaking out. They wouldn’t stop meowing or trying to get my attention. I went outside with them to try and figure out what was wrong, and that’s when I saw Phoenix. :'( The cause of death was a freak accident and I constantly think about if only I had checked on him that morning like normal.

Later that night, a woman I was close with when I worked at Food Lion passed away. I didn’t find out until the next day, but it broke my heart all the same. Two deaths in one day all while the one year anniversary of my mother’s death is approaching (June 4th)… I was just a mess for days. I still can’t wrap my head around all of it.

Wednesday I had my post-op appointment to make sure I was healing alright from surgery. The doctor said that everything looks good and that I never have to see him again unless there’s a problem. haha! The appointment literally took less than 5 minutes. That’s impressive since most appointments take 30+ minutes.

After my appointment, I went down the street to Target just to get some groceries for the house. While I did buy groceries, I also ended up with watercolor paint and paper for the kids, tsum tsums, and hi-chew candy! >_< Target always sucks me into buying all kinds of things. star-wars-episode-1

On Friday, my husband and I watched Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. I haven’t seen all of the Star Wars movies yet (this is the 4th one). Yes, I wrongfully tell everyone “May the Fourth be with you” every year on May 4th. But I wanted to change that because I felt guilty that I had never seen the movies before. ;P We have two more movies left to watch and thennnnn this December the new one will be released!

If you can remember, how was your week last week? :p

Sweets from Germany

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Hey guys! I haven’t really posted this week since I have been recovering from my surgery that I had on Tuesday. I’ve either been in a lot of pain, or really sick from the pain medicine that I have to take. Which all prevented me from being online and getting things done. So I’m WAYYY behind! Hopefully I’ll be catching up soon!

ANYWAY I have this awesome friend named Maron who lives in Germany and she sent me a ton of sweets last week! Almost all of it is gone since I kind of binged on it while watching Gilmore Girls. I figured I would share pictures of the stuff and tell you my favorites. ^_^ THANK YOU AGAIN FOR SENDING ALL OF THIS, MARON! I LOVE YOU! ♥ ♥

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She definitely put in a good mixture of candy in the box; some gummies and chocolate! By the way, the box she sent it in is actually the background of the featured image of this post. It was the cutest box! ♥

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The Giotto and Raffaello were kind of similar, but totally different… if that makes sense. Giotto’s are little balls of chocolate sprinkled with hazelnut (I’m assuming) with hazelnut creme inside. And the Raffaello is white chocolate with coconut sprinkled on the outside. I don’t know what the creme is inside, but there’s a nut in the middle like the Ferrero Rocher in the USA do. I’m pretty sure these are all made by the same company. But if I’m wrong… hey, I’m American! xD

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There were a lot of Haribo gummies in the box, too! I loveeee Haribo gummy bears, so to try other stuff by Haribo was really fun! I loved the Smurfs gummies! I think they were my favorite. Maybe I just really like Smurfs, idk.

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I finally tried some of the Marzipan for the first time and BOY WAS IT YUMMY! My husband had to stop me from eating because I was just inhaling all of it. haha! It’s really hard to say which candy was my favorite out of all of them because everything tasted so sweet and delicious!

Which candy featured in this post seems like one you’d like to try?