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Showing posts from February, 2017

Pokemon Day

Happy Pokemon Day! The Pokemon franchise turns 21 today which means there are events running this week in celebration. The one that has me excited is the Pokemon Go event. I plan on searching for some festive hat-wearing Pikachus this week, while hunting down Gen 2 Pokemon that were recently added to the game. Because, yes, I am one of the few people still playing the game!

To celebrate Pokemon I wanted to share my wish list for all things Pokemon because of course I need more Pokemon in my life.

Clockwise from top right:
1. Poke Ball Leggings
2. Snorlax Bean Bag Chair
3. Pokemon Tattoo Flash Duffel Bag
4. Pokemon Starters Dress
5. Pokemon As Cats Print

Have a happy #PokemonDay!

xo Jen

Fandom Favourites: Toy Fair Edition

The London Toy Fair happened about a month ago and New York Toy Fair was this past weekend. That means Funko, along with other toy companies, announced new toys (either finished products, prototypes, or photos) for the upcoming year. I love seeing what's been revealed and find myself getting lost on Instagram while I look at photos from the events.

1. First up, we'll go over the Funko toys that I'm most excited for:

Parks and Recreation Pop! Figures - I'm most excited to get a Leslie Knope figure for my shelf. She's such an amazing character and I love everything she embodies.

DC Bombshells Pop! Figures - I absolutely adore the Bombshells comics and the recreation of the iconic characters. I'm really hoping they release a Batwoman figure in Series 2 since she's my favourite from the comics.

Wonder Woman Pop! Figures - I haven't seen the movie but I feel like I'm going to want everything Wonder Woman after it comes out.

Disney Pint Size Heroes - I've…

Crafty Updates

My first comic convention of the year is less than a month away and I'm feeling the stress right now. I have a million ideas and plans but realistically I only have enough time for like a quarter of my ideas. These are the first of my finished projects:

I've started making my hobo bags with a bit of a deeper bag and longer straps. I've been listening to people who come by my table and that seems to be the two most common suggestions/complaints. So my first batch of hobo bags for this show are bigger and with longer straps.

I also finished a few extra large zipper pouches. They're the perfect size for all your markers or makeup. I'm actually going to make one for myself to hold my planner stickers since the bags are large enough for the sticker pages.

Next up on my to-do list are tote bags and more kitty kickers! I'll be posting more photo over on my Instagram feed.

xo Jen

Indoor Gardening

Since we moved into our house a couple of years ago I've found myself wanting to get into gardening; both indoors and out. Having a cat that absolutely loves to eat plants and dig in dirt makes it hard to have plants inside the house. We found out, however, that small succulents and cactus that fit on the window sill don't interest Seymore. Maybe because of the lack of big leaves to chew on?

Either way, I've accumulated a few little plants for my window sill in the kitchen. But I want more! This year I'm hoping to add more plants to the house. Both in small planters for the windows, air plants, and hopefully some terrariums.

So air plants, have you heard of them? I was beyond intrigued when I read about them. They don't need soil to survive. They absorb their nutrients through their leaves. This means you can put them anywhere that gets sunlight and where there's good airflow! How cool do they look?!

I'm still completely obsessed with adorable cacti and suc…

Cookies and Donuts

Leading up to Valentine's Day I made a couple of Valentine treats for Adam. First up was his request, butter spritz cookies. They always turn out adorable and the recipe I use makes a ton of them (close to 100 little cookies) but it's incredibly time consuming and a bit of a pain to load the cookie press. So I had Adam help me with them. We ended up using the last bit of dough to make some heart cookie cutter cookies too.

I of course went crazy decorating them with an icing sugar glaze and lots of sprinkles. These cookies are so good with a cup of coffee or tea. I definitely recommend giving spritz cookies a try with a cookie press.

Next up was a recipe I wanted to make. After having so much success with the donut recipe I used recently, I wanted to make some glazed donuts with sprinkles. On Sally's Baking Addiction she recommends double dipping the donuts into the glaze which gave a good thick coating to the donuts. I followed her recipe here.

Glaze Ingredients

1/4 cup mil…

Galentine's Day

Happy Galentine's Day! And if you're asking yourself, "what is Galentine's Day?", let's let Leslie answer this one:

To celebrate, I wanted to share some fun, kick-ass gifts and cards you could pick up for a friend to show them how much you care.

Clockwise from top right:

1. Valentine's/Galentine's Day Planner stickers
2. Best Friend Card
3. Galentine's Day Waffle card
4. Galentine's Day Mug
5. Treat Yo Self Cross Stitch

So here's to ladies celebrating ladies!!

xo Jen

My Life In Photos

It's been cold and snowy and all I want to do is snuggle with kitties at home. I've been up to a little more than that but winter has exhausted me this year. I'm finding it hard to be productive since the weather is making me feel tired. I'm hoping things turn around this month!

I hope February is treating you well!
xo Jen

Convention Schedule 2017

I'm not going to lie, I'm starting to freak out a bit about convention season starting. I feel like it snuck up on me. My first show is in about a month and I have sew (heh, see what I did there?) much to do!

This is my tentative convention schedule for 2017:

March 17-19 - Toronto ComiCon

This is a great comic convention to do because it's a bit smaller, but still in the heart of Toronto so talented artists and amazing people show up for the event. It's the perfect show to start the season with. It gets me pumped up for the rest of the convention season.

June 10 - Graphic-Con (still waiting on table confirmation)
This is a local comic convention that I've done the past two years. It's grown so much and the structure and organization of the event impresses me. It's also a lot of fun to do a show like this so close to home. I get to see people I know and meet others from the area.

August 31 - September 3 - Fan Expo Canada

This is THE comic convention of the year. …

What I'm Loving Now

I've been focusing on self care a lot over the last couple of months. I can easily become stressed, exhausted and scatterbrained lately so I've been making time for me. During these times I've found a few new things I like.

Beauty Products

After some lengthy conversations with beauty product-obsessed friends I decided to try out a couple of new products from Sephora. I've been stuck in a rut with certain beauty products that I've been using since high school. But guess what? My skin has changed (and shh... I'm seeing fine lines!). Anyways, these two products have become life savers and confidence boosters:

This concealer lasts all day, doesn't melt off my face or settle into my lines, and it dries a lovely matte finish.

This cream gel is incredibly easy to use but my favourite thing is the colour. Their blonde is really blonde! It's such a perfect match for my fair eyebrows.

Foot Masks

I've been addicted to face masks for a while now so it wasn't …

All About Love

February is upon us which means it's the month of pink, hearts, and all things love! I tend to gravitate towards heart sprinkles, pink and red clothes, and being extra mushy towards Adam during the month. To get into the spirit of the month, I made a wish list of my favourite heart/pink/love things right now.

Clockwise from top right:
1. Guava Pink Gold Hearts Nordic Mug
2. Oversized Teacup
3. Heart & Dots Mini Pillow
4. Kate Spade Roses bag
5. Coffee Love Tee

I have a few baking plans for this month that involve hearts and some chocolate recipes too. I'll be sure to share the finished pictures!

xo Jen

Comic Books

Over the last few months I've been reading a lot of the same comic book titles which has been enjoyable since there are some really great comics out there right now. Recently I decided to check out a couple of new-to-me comics that I ended up really liking.

"Change is coming to Riverdale in this all-new reimagining of an American icon! Familiar faces return in new and unexpected ways. As the new school year approaches, you'd think Archie Andrews would be looking forward to classes and fun -- but nothing is as it seems in the little town of Riverdale. But is this a one-off or a sign of bigger changes awaiting for America's favorite teens -- and the entire town?"

Archie is definitely not new to comics. He's easily one of the longest running comic titles. But when they decided to bring out a new fresh look for Archie, I was intrigued. Not until recently did I actually pick up the first trade to read. The updated story and art style is fun and I'm really …