Back to School!

Perhaps working from home has given me far too much time to think, but I’ve decided to use some of my free evening time to go back to university (again)! I graduated with my BA in History way back in 2012, and have taken some odd classes just for funsies over the years. This time around, I’m taking a course in Cross Cultural Awareness, Working with Challenging Behaviours, and GASP MATH!

I think this COVID time is one of those times where you have to reevaluate what makes you the most happy in life. While I like my job a lot, 10-12 hour days sitting at a desk is far from what I thought I’d be doing. Depending on how things go, I might go back for more classes in the fall and see where it takes me!

Either way, it was fun buying cute notebooks and pens, and less so for the piles of homework, but what can you do! Learning anything just because is a blast.

I’ve been stuck inside the house and have no plans on leaving, but I’ve enjoyed packing myself a cute school bag for moving my stuff all the way across the room to study!

The Pink Heart Ita bag itself is from Amazon
The 2020-2021 Crazy Pink Cat Lady Academic Planner is also from Amazon 🙂

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Step Right into a World of Pure Sugar~Coated Imagination! An Updated Tour of My Animal Crossing Island!

It’s been a while since I showed off Cupcake, my Animal Crossing New Horizons island. But I’ve been hard at work earning Bells and filling it to the brim with all sorts of sweet goodies!

So get your golden ticket out and lets get ready to enter the sugary candylicious world of Cupcake Island!!

I didn’t have any big plans or expectations of what my island would be other than sugary, fun, and happy! The island took on a life of it’s own and kind of turned into a scene out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! There’s so much candy, colour, and well chaotic fun that I hope it makes Mr. Wonka proud! 😀

Let’s jump in! In the middle of the island is the big cupcake with all the shops and my house as the cherry on top!

Cupcake… where the streets are lined with sprinkles and gumballs!

Outside of the cupcake is all the fun islands (hard candy, ice cream, donuts, a creamsicle, lollipop, cookie and a sundae!) surrounded by colourful paths, chocolate mazes, fudge filled rivers including the “chocolate tube” (made of cliffs and waterfalls) from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where Augustus Gloop lived my dream of being sucked up a tube of flowing chocolate!

My house is still pretty small right now, because I’ve spent most of my money on ramps and sweets! XD But here’s what it’s like right now.

I’ve even packed up a couple of treats to send you off on your way!

Thanks for coming by! If you’d like a personal tour, comment below and I’d be thrilled to have you over!

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April Adventures Bring May Catch Up Posts!

Hello friends!! As usual, I’m running LATE with my posts! Despite being inside pretty much the whole time, April just whizzed by!

I really want to seem like I’m nothing but rainbows and sugary sunshine, but thought I’d do some ~real talk~ about life and all that first. I’ve been working from home for two full months now, which has been mostly great. I save at least an hour each way on the commute, which has also helped tremendously with my anxiety. But I’ve also been pulling far longer hours at the virtual office which has been some *STRESSFUL* long days. At some points I feel like I’m the edge of burning out from my job. But I’m doing my best to find cheer in little things like baking, video games, and kitty snuggles and that really helps!

Now the days are longer and brighter and I’m learning to enjoy every moment at home because life will turn back to normal. Here’s some of how I passed the time in April!

The weather has been miserable, but I still found some rainbows (under a couple of feet of snow because I put out my doormat too early!! >.<)

I’m a bit of a bagel addict! But I haven’t been able to run to the bakery, so I had to learn to make my own instead. So introducing my homemade rings of happiness. The recipe is from Sally’s Baking Addiction!

I also made this delicious no bake cheesecake a few weeks ago! Recipe is from Tastemade 🙂

Sugar celebrated here second gotcha day on the 18th! Look how itty bitty she was two years ago!

I decided to repaint one of the walls in my living room, because I realized it was a bit too dark for space and needed a change! Now it’s a bright and airy lighter pink! There are more options for decorating now… think I might go a bit more shabby chic… but need to find new couches that match better!

And also did some spring cleaning on my spare room! Which has now turned into a craft and toy room!

I’m still knitting my mood blanket, but it’s really hard to find yarn and other supplies (seems like everyone else has the same crafty desires)! Amazon is out of most of my colours currently, so I’ll have a lot of catch up to do later on. But I’m still enjoying it! I’m also hoping to work on some sewing projects and maybe some perler beads soon now that I have the space!

And I’ve been spending a lot of time just unwinding playing video games!

Besides Animal Crossing which takes up most of my free time, I’ve been re-exploring the world of Final Fantasy 8 Remastered (usually with a kitty right in my face :D)!

So I’m certainly not bored and looking forward to even better days ahead! 🙂

Hope you and your loved ones are well and enjoying adventures of your own!

Until next time, Erika! xoxo

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