Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Under Construction

Hello everyone!

You might have noticed that things have been pretty quiet this past week. Part of that is because I've been sick, but mostly it's because I've been making some plans for the site and some construction will be taking place! I've been thinking of moving my site to a new platform. I'm starting to feel like my site has outgrown Blogger in many ways. I'm still not 100% certain about moving yet, but I do want to do a complete redesign of the site. I'll also be working on a couple of other related projects, like CutePixel, my gaming/geekery blog.

So for the next couple of weeks, there probably won't be many updates here. But I will be posting and sharing fun stuff elsewhere on the web, so be sure to follow me on these sites, if you aren't already:


See you soon!

- Namie

Friday, February 28, 2014

Fav Five Friday + Blogger of the Week #2

Happy Friday! Today I'll be bringing you my five favorite links from this week and another mini-interview with my blogger of the week, Anie of Anie, Inspired.

Fav Five Links

♥ Rina Takeda is a Japanese actress who also holds a black-belt in karate! In this Japanese credit card commercial, she breaks a stack of roof tiles with her head. Interestingly, Wikipedia states that Takeda was inspired to take up karate at age 10, when she witnessed her father get eliminated from a tournament and wanted to avenge his defeat. Talk about hardcore! Be sure to check out the making of video as well!

Check out this awesome "Miracle Fudge" recipe~ It's vegan and looks delicious. I definitely want to try it out soon ^_^ 

♥ Identity theft is never a fun thing, but Tristan Jimerson took things into his own hands, played private eye, and ended up with sweet justice, five hundred Domino's bucks and an incredibly hilarious story to share at dinner parties. Listen to it on The Moth

♥ If you're a fan of video game soundtracks like me, then you'll love fuckyeahgamesoundtracks on tumblr. Bonus points to them for using Bastion cover art as their profile icon!

♥ I've mentioned this very briefly in a previous post, but if you want to pick up some coding skills in a really fun and hands-on way, check out Dash.

Ok, on to our Blogger of the Week!
This week I'll be introducing you to Anie, of Anie, Inspired!

I absolutely adore Anie and her blog. She's a writer, avid reader, and talented crafter. Her shop, Inspired Tales, features lovely jewelry, artwork and accessories perfect for any woodland cutie.

1. Tell us something about you that many people don't know.

Many people don't realize that I'm a super nerd. One of the first dates I had with my now husband, was a phone date, where we watched an episode of Star Trek and spoke to each other during commercials. I love comic books, fanfic, conventions and dressing up like fictional characters. ^_~

2. What's your favorite breakfast food?

Every morning I NEED a cup of Orange Pekoe tea! Then I'll usually grab a slice of toast with peanut butter and honey or butter and jam. If I'm lucky, I'll have an Eggo waffle in the toaster instead! But only if they were on sale that week!

3. Share something that you recently learned.

I've learned that I am not in a rush. I always used to compare myself to others, and got jealous that I wasn't as successful or accomplished as they were. But I realized that life is not a race. There's no end goal post. It's a process of learning and becoming a better person. And everyone does that at their own pace! It was a tough lesson to learn, and I still need to remind myself about it every once in a while.

4. Recommend a book, song, or movie that everyone should read/listen to/watch this weekend.

I absolutely loved The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki (Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki) directed and written by Mamoru Hosoda. It is a beautiful story of family and nature. I cried so hard near the end of the movie! It shows a mother's unfailing love for her children and the hard work it takes to raise them, whether they are part wolf or not. It made me want to have babies sooner! Hehehe. It's received rave reviews all over the world and multiple awards in Tokyo! Definitely a must see!

5. Is there anything going on in particular that you'd like to share with us?

I'm currently refurbishing my Etsy shop, Inspired Tales with mori-girl and natural-kei inspired accessories. For being a reader of Good Morning Lovely, please use coupon code "GOODMORNINGLOVELY" to get 20% off your next purchase from my shop! I should have them listed before the end of the week!

Please look forward to a giveaway happening soon on my blog as well!

Where can we find you?

I'm all over the web!

Please visit Anie's sites soon!

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend everyone!!

♥ Namie

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

{ Free Printable } March 2014 Calendar

February went by so fast! @__@

March is just around the corner, so I decided to make this bright and happy calendar for you~

I'll have a download link up docs is giving me trouble again >:[ Until then, right click and select "open image in new tab." You'll be able to see the full-sized printable image. 



♥ Background pattern: cocorini
♥ Deco tape strips: Puglypixel
♥ Fonts used: Dawning of a New Day + Quicksand

Thanks for stopping by!!

- Namie