I made and mastered the Vegetarian (not meat) Loaf.

January 9, 2018


It started with THIS RECIPE that I tried for (not)meatballs with my friend one night – it was good. And then as I started to plan the things we’d do in the states in November (we went), the meatloaf came up – I used to cook a lot with my friends in college, and one […]

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I tried: Josie Maran’s Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter

December 22, 2017


I’m a big fan of Josie Maran. I am totally in love with her Argan Matchmaker Serum. So when I got this sample with my recent Sephora order, I was pretty excited to try it out. It turned out to be JUST the right time to try this, as I was running low on Lush’s Celestial […]

Trying out some new, bold lip colors

November 30, 2017


As I said in an earlier post, I’m getting back into wearing makeup after a hiatus – and I wanted to try out something different. I’ve basically run out of all of the colors I used to wear, or they’ve just expired. So I have a chance to replace some things at the moment. I’ve […]

Things from Anastasia Beverly Hills: I am trying them!

November 29, 2017


You know what one of my favorite things about going back to the USA is? Visiting Sephora. Seriously, I love walking into those stores. And I’m not really that into wearing makeup, but those ladies are SO GD HELPFUL all the damn time. I was in the states for 8 days, and I think I […]

About a Cat.

November 10, 2017


Today is the day I decided to leave Japan. I’ve been talking about it and toying with the idea in my head for a while: Oh, but we could stay and make it work. Oh, but it’s so nice and safe here. Oh, we could work more and earn enough money to travel home once […]

How I made a Sebastian the Crab costume for a child

November 2, 2017


I’m recording this for myself, and for others who need to make BASIC costumes for children or photo shoots. We planned a Disney theme for Halloween this year with the girls. I knew a few would be joining us, and wanted everyone to have options to choose from. A group of little girls, I figured […]

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How I’m feeling about Japan lately.

October 30, 2017


Fighting Fish, Dessa (2013) Swimming in a snifter pretty as a picture don’t get it twisted man, her bite is a bitch You can name, you can keep her but take care when you feed her You never can take the fight out the fish Chompin at the drill bit never one to still sit […]

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