I had the absolute BEST childhood and I’m not even sure I can pinpoint my favourite moment out of all of them! I love going through old photo albums as they bring back feelings that are so vivid like these days happened yesterday!
My parents let my brother and I grow up to be anything we wanted. We were allowed just to be ourselves and be happy (there was a lot of climbing on counters and in silly spaces!) I like to think it’s why I have a rosy, fantastical view of life and try not to let things get me down.
Our pets were a big part of our lives! My brother and I only had sweet bunnies and hamsters growing up, as my Dad is extremely allergic to cats (he seems to be pretty tolerant of Sugar now, fortunately!) But they were (and still are) our entire world.
And fortunately for my parents, we were very easy to please! We got a plushie dog one Christmas that kept us content for a while!
I have so many memories of goofing off with my brother and playing video games for days on end!
My parents used to take a lot of pictures on old film rolls, most of which they still haven’t developed, and I’m hoping one day they’ll bring back even more fun moments!
Happy Monday!! I might be part of the very small minority of people who actually enjoys a nice fresh new week to reset and get excited about life again! Even better is when a Monday happens to be a day off like today! Today is Thanksgiving Monday over here in Canada, and it’s a day off of work or school for most people. So three day weekend means an extra fun challenge post for today which is to talk about weekend highlights!!
Thanksgiving is definitely different this year because of COVID-19. Usually my family would celebrate over at my Oma’s place with oodles of stuffing and pie. This year was obviously quieter.
It was so weird getting a chance to sleep in and know that I had THREE FULL DAYS of whatever the heck I wanted. I spent Saturday mostly relaxing, cleaning up, and going for a long run/walk through the neighbourhood.
I did enjoy the 30 seconds of organization where everything was in its place!
I had been meaning this past week to buy the ingredients to try my hand at baking a pumpkin pie… But I ended up completely forgetting! I still whipped up a pie… although he’s much cuter, and has FAR less calories ;).
Please meet Gourdon (you know, gourd-!):
I knitted him up in about an hour, using Lion Brand Super Bulky yarn. Sugar has been enjoying attacking and cuddling up with him as well!
Sugar and I had a lazy food coma kind of day! What’s thanksgiving without an overstuffed tummy?! Sugar had Turkey Friskies of course, and I had a huge rice and veggie stir fry – which I forgot to take a pic of because I was so excited to eat it (sigh!)
Then we played some video games (Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure) and cleaned up again.
Then I reminisced about how it was physically possible for three days to pass by in two minutes, because it was an amazing weekend.
The topic for today is things that inspire me! There are so many things in the universe that fill me with enthusiasm and motivation and my mind is a *constant* kaleidoscope thinking of them all~ My teachers used to tell my parents that I was way too detached and spent too much time in my head daydreaming, almost like in another world! And they weren’t wrong! I feel drawn to fantastical worlds and feel like I’m in the process of creating one of my own~ which was the point of this blog!
I love bright rainbows, glitter, pink houses, fantasy video games, walking through plush green forests, big poofy frilly dresses, kawaii, kitschy collectables, Lolita fashion, pompoms and beads and buttons, yarn, big-eyed Blythe dolls, 80s and 90s toys, nostalgia, sugary sweets (especially that too many sweets hyper feeling!), history, animals, and bouncy positivity!
Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, but it can be most of the time! 🙂 I use my Pinterest here to inspire me when times get tough as it reminds me who I really am so check it out if you want a dose of bright sugary kitschy cuteness!
Today’s challenge is a day in my life! So I kept my camera with me all day to show you what I typically get up to. I absolutely LOVED this as it makes you realize how much you do actually accomplish and help you capture tiny moments you may otherwise not think about. So here we go!~