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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hello Kitty - I Love Cooking ❤ My Re-Ment Collection, 2 of 6

Hello! Welcome to the first part of my new Re-ment collection that is Hello Kitty and COOKING themed. Are you excited to see what this set has with it? It's really neat and has both cooking items AND food with it. Let's get started!

This part of the collection has pots and what looks like real food parts like you are right in the middle of cooking something. Technically, this is a little bit of a mix-up of a couple of sets put together (all from the same collection). This part of the set has a pot with a measuring cup pouring milk, beef stew in a big stew pot with a lid, some boullion soup mix cubes in a little box, and an egg being cracked into some ground meet for meatloaf!

This raw egg being cracked is so neat!!! It stands up all by itself above the meatloaf and the cracked egg shell and then raw egg look SO real. Does it look like I am holding it? I'm really not? It's free-standing just like that and then ground meat is textured to look like it is so real in a glass mixing bowl. 

Here's a good view of the pots that are holding some things that are being "cooked." You can see the detail of the beef stew and also the milk that is being poured into the sauce pan. Can you see the tiny detailing on the tray of boullion cubes and the tiny box that it's kept in? It's sooooo tiny!!!

I love the little measuring cup with the signature Hello Kitty style bow in red and the classic Hello Kitty face painted on the front of the sauce pan. Also, see the tiny Hello Kitty head sculpted on the end of the ladle? It's just so tiny and sweet looking. And I SO love the classic Hello Kitty in red theme that is throughout this entire collection.

One thing I like to do with my collection whenever I get it out is to put out a little blanket so they don't slip and slide around. That's why you see the tan felt square "blanket" that all of the pieces are sitting on. 

In keeping with my posting schedule, the next part of this Re-ment collection will go up on Wednesday. See you then!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Hello Kitty - I Love Cooking ❤ My Re-Ment Collection, 1 of 6

Happy (almost) EASTER!!!!

Hope you are enjoying the "hoppiest" Easter EVER. I'm spending time with my family this weekend
but here's some photos that I have had in the waiting to share with you...

It's been a while since I have shared any of my Re-ment collection so I'm excited to show you that I got a new set!!! This one is all about Hello Kitty and the theme is COOKING. It even has some really need kitchen appliances in it that are so realistic looking it's like they took real kitchen items and then put a shrink ray on them (like from Despicable Me) and made them teeny-weenie tiny!

This collection is REALLY huge and so this is going to be a whole series of photos so that you can see some of the different groupings and sets within the whole collection. I got the whole collection from ebay from another Re-ment collector who had already opened everything and then changed their mind about keeping it. This made it cheaper for me to buy the collection from them and I saved about $10!!!

The collection is missing one single piece - a lettuce leaf that goes with the cold cut sandwich - so that actually did kind of lower the value of the whole collection since technically it's incomplete AND that set is hard to come by but honestly? I don't care. I like Re-ments a lot and I don't collect them in order to re-sell them so saving money is good for me!

I will be sharing all of the different parts of this Re-ment collection starting Monday of next week and it's a whole series of six parts in order for us to see EVERYTHING. See you on Monday!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Where all of the CREATING happens ❤ Tour My Art Studio

 One of my favorite things that I have seen on other peoples' blogs is something called a room tour! Funny enough, I realized that I have never done a room tour for you all and so I thought you might enjoy seeing one of my favorite rooms - my art studio!!

My art studio is actually not very big but honestly? It has everything I could ever need to use.

The kind of art studio that I have is mostly focused on traditional studio arts like drawing and painting. I do have some stuff for sculpting (like in clay) and crafting (like crocheting) but I don't spend near as much time doing those things as much as I would like to.

This is my drawing desk. It's pretty nice and my parents got it on ebay for me. I keep a sketch pad on it and also coloring pencils and markers and I usually always have something to drink handy too. I know I shouldn't drink soda that much but honestly? It tastes so good!! I love it SO much and sometimes I don't think it's that big of a deal to have a cup of it for a little treat. My desk also has a pretty nice adjustable desk lamp on it and the chair and desk top both can be adjusted so they are more comfortable for me to sit in. There's also a trashcan and a calendar for me to keep myself, my schedule, and my space a little bit more tidy.

The back wall of my studio is where I store a lot of things. I keep lots of things back there for my still life set-ups when I am doing drawing exercises. Do you ever do those? I don't actually like doing them but they are really good to do when I need to work on refining my technique or when I am feeling creatively stumped. The way it works is that if you can learn to draw well from observation, it will actually really sharpen your abilities and your eye. I have lots of fun things that I use for still-lifes like fake food, a wooden poseable maniken, and then some simple geometric wooden forms for me to practice shading techniques.

My standing easel is my most favorite thing in my studio that I rarely get to use. I have a "dirty" canvas on my easel almost always because I like to re-use canvases that I am done with and I always leave my painting palette out even though I probably should clean it up so nobody fusses with the colors I mix. 

My art studio is a very special place to me and it's also small so it's usually only big enough for me and maybe Jillian to hang out. Sometimes I will go into my art studio to work on something and I will lose track of time and then all of a sudden Jillian will be there and she will surprise me!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my art studio. I know some people do tours of their bedrooms but I thought it would be fun and nice to do a tour of my studio instead because it really is my favorite place in the world. What is YOUR favorite place in the world? Have you ever done a room tour before? Let me know because I would love to see your room tour!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SomeBUNNY got new pajamas ❤ Just My Style

I don't know if I have ever come right out and said it, but I seriously love pajamas. I don't know what it is about them but I just like them a whole lot. I would wear them constantly if it were OK and I'm always envious of babies because they basically get to wear pajamas all they want and nobody gives them a hard time. Once you get older though? Well, you just can't get away with that kind of stuff. 

My parents know how much I love pajamas and the other day they really surprised me with NEW pajamas!!! I have had some awesome pajamas before but I really think these might be the awesomest so far. 

These pajamas are a nice material for now when the weather is getting warmer (FINALLY!) and I really like the print a lot. They have cartoon-style illustrations of chicks and bunnies on them and also eggs. It's kind of funny because at first I thought they had hostess chocolate cupcakes in the design but then I realized they were actually eggs. *shrug* I like 'em a lot either way. 

The bottom part of the pajamas are nice because they are shorts that are not too short and they also came with some really nice socks with bunnies on them that sort of (but don't perfectly) match the pajama print. I like socks a lot because my house has wood floors and it can be cold on my feet sometimes so socks keep my feet warm.

I have been wearing these pajamas almost constantly because I think that even though they definitely are pajamas, I think they have a style that's kind of pretty. The top is kind of like a blouse a little but in a much more fun kind of print. I also like the little blue buttons even though they don't actually work but I don't care about that.

The other day I wore my pajamas outside of my house when I went to the mailbox to get the mail and my mailman told me they were nice pajamas even! When I came back in the house, I told my parents and they just gave me a "look" and said, "Oh, ECHO..." After that, Jillian called me and said, "Hi, Echo! I saw you getting the mail and I also saw that you have new pajamas. They look really nice!"

I guess I shouldn't wear my pajamas outside the house but I like them so much and I want to show them off. Pajamas can be clothes, right? I think pajamas should be considered to be just another kind of clothes that you can wear whenever you want to and all the day long.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Fun in the Sun with My HOT dog ❤ A Photostory Series

You want to know something totally crazy about my Spring Break in Florida? I actually never did go swimming because I finally gave in to Frank not wanting to go in.
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