Artful Tuesdays: Fall 2017 Coloring page #2

Here’s our second fall based coloring page for the year! πŸ™‚

I colored this page exclusively with Copic and Sharpies.

I got this page from www.primarygames.com

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Artful Tuesdays: Fall 2017 Coloring page #1

Here’s another coloring page! I’ve got a few I’m posting over the next few weeks, so just keep an eye out for them! πŸ™‚

I colored this page with Copic, Sharpie, and Atyou glitter gel pens.

I got this page from www.primarygames.com

Artful Tuesdays: October Coloring page

It’s been a long time since I posted here, but here’s a coloring page to celebrate October being here!!

I got thia page do primarygames.com

I colored this with Sakura gelly roll pens, Sharpies, and Copic markers.

July 2017 Umai Crate

Well here it is! This is, for sure, my last subscription box for a while, because I just bought a new phone and need to pay it off, and have other things I need to pay for.

But, this crate looks like it’s going to be a really good one!

This one has a couple of seafood flavored ramen! I love seafood and I’m sure these are going to be great to taste!

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This first one is Itomen – Champon Noodles. The booklet describes this as a tasty bag of noodles that comes with a little packet of dried shrimp and shitake mushrooms, yum! I think when I have this, I’ll add a soft boiled egg and maybe some green onions!

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This second package is the Itomen – Premium Yakisoba! I love yakisoba noodles, and this one is described as having a fruity scent with a soy glaze! I may follow the suggestion for this packet and add some sauteed cabbage and onion!

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This one is the Fujiwara – Chikara Crab Ramen! Yay for crab ramen! I do think this one will be delicious, because I love crab and it already looks good from the package!

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This noodle cup is the Yamadai – T’s Restaurant Tantanmen! These noodles were made out of a collaboration with T’s Restaurant, which is apparently a vegan based restaurant! These look good and I almost ate them immediately when I read what they were, just because they look good!

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This second cup is the Yamadai – Tamarisato Amume Shomosomen! It’s a mini cup and the broth is flavored with two different kinds of kelp, plum, and has mini faux plum flowers in it! I really hope this is good!

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This third cup is the Yamamoto – Umakaro Chinese Noodles – Miso! Yes more miso!! I absolutely love miso soup and flavors! These are a vegetarian friendly option and this looks really good. I’m super excited for more miso!

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Finally, this is the Yamamoto – Small Shrimp Teniri Soba! More soba and this one has shrimp!! Shrimp ramen can be a hit or miss for me, but this one looks like it’s going to be great!

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Our bonus item this month is Ms. Hen Spoon Cup! This little rubber chicken will sit on the edge of your bowl and hold your spoon for you, so you don’t have to try and balance it across the top or set it on the table!

All in all, even though I didn’t plan to get this box, I think it’s a really good one! I like having cup ramen as a simple, fast lunch some days, and the packet ramen is great to have on hand as well! (Shows how much of a college student I am lol.)

I’m really happy with this crate, and I can’t wait to eat all of these!

 

 

 

 

June 2017 Japan Crate

***This is not a sponsored post. It is being done for fun and to inform, no other reasons are involved. The company that makes this product has no idea I exist and did not give this item to me for free.***

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Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I posted, but, today, I have the June 2017 Japan Crate! πŸ™‚ I won’t be getting the July one, but I will have the July Umai Crate (by accident….I thought I canceled it. :I) And I’m totally doing this one differently today: I have tasted all but three of the items in this crate, and one of my sisters helped me out as well! πŸ˜€ So let’s go ahead and get started! :3

This month’s theme is Childhood Favorites, and, honestly, I’ve only ever had one of these snacks before, and that was in a past Japan Crate!

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The first item is the Ice Stick Lollipop. These lollipops are supposed to look like ice pops, and it looks like it’ll be a tasty little treat! I didn’t try this one since there’s only one piece, but I do hope it tastes good!

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The second snack is the Mochi Taro: Salt. In the May crate we had a snack kind of like this, and I really did enjoy it. This one I also enjoyed! It had a light salt taste and it was pretty good! My sister thought it was ok when she tried it.

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These are the Triangular Cracker Vegetable. They’re vegetable flavored crackers, but, honestly? There was so flavor to these when I tried them, and my sister agreed. I really wish I had been able to taste the flavor, whatever it was supposed to be, but there was just nothing.

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This one is the Soft Soda Soft Candy. The booklet describes them as being jellybean like, but I compare the texture more to being like chewing gum! I really like the ramune flavor, and it had a slight sour kick at the end. My sister didn’t really seem to enjoy the sour kick, but seemed fine with it otherwise.

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The fifth snack is the Anpanman Soft Cracker. This bag is HUGE and I was so surprised when I opened it to find that the crackers were individually wrapped in packs of two! That means I can easily put them in my lunchbox and take them to work with me! My sister didn’t want to try these, so I tried them by myself, and I really liked them! They were crunchy and had a salty, kind of buttery taste to them!

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This is the Roll Candy Strawberry 20G. Basically, it’s a Japanese Fruit Roll-Up! I tired this one by myself again, and it was pretty good! I haven’t had a Fruit Roll-Up in years, so, I can’t compare this one to the American version, but I do think this one is very good, it has a really good strawberry flavor to it, and it is sticky, but, that’s expected.

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This snack is simply called Pike8. I was a bit confused about which on this was according to the booklet, because this package doesn’t match what’s in the booklet. Either way, it’s another rice cracker and this one is supposed to have a buttery and salty taste. It’s a very crunchy cracker and not bad tasting, but it does take a bit to get the butter flavor. I enjoyed it and my sister thought it was ok.

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This is a snack I’ve had before, the Corn Potage. It’s a corn soup flavored puff snack, and I really do enjoy this snack! It has a sweet corn flavor, and I love that. My sister got the flavor as well, but she didn’t like it that much.

 

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These are the Rilakkuma pretzel sticks. It’s basically Pocky without the cream on the outside, and they aren’t bad! They come in a honey butter flavor, and I personally really enjoy that flavor combination! I liked these a lot, and my sister thought they were all right.

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This is the DIY kit for this month, Shin-chan Puripuri Pudding #5. This is the fifth edition of this DIY kit, where you follow the directions to make pudding. I haven’t done this kit yet, and I don’t know if I’ll make a separate post about it or not, I’m undecided. I don’t think I’ll be using the butt shaped mold, personally. :I

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Genji Pie!! I’ve been dying to try these for months! These are in a mini form, and they’re heart shaped, baked cookies that are just like a flaky pie crust! They have a delicious buttery sweet taste, and remind me of pecan pie crust! I absolutely love these!

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This snack has a strange name! In the booklet, it’s called Lactic Acid Bacteria is Alive! It’s a hard candy that is strawberry yogurt flavored, and it has live lactic acid bacteria in it, which is a probiotic. My sister and I tried these and at first, I thought they were gummy candy! It’s not bad, and I do like the flavor, and I think my sister liked it to an extent as well.

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Here is the drink for this month, Pudding Shake! This is going to be a strange one to try, I think. It seems like it’s a creamy drink with bits of pudding in it, and it’s being compared to boba drinks. I personally really like boba, so I do hope this tastes good when I drink it, but I am a bit scared lol.

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Finally, we have the Choco Anpan! These are little breads that have chocolate in the middle! I’ve wanted to try these for a long time, and finally I got to! However, I thought they were just ok. The chocolate was good, but my sister and I agree that there was too much bread, and not enough chocolate in the middle.

The bonus item this month is a moldable sushi piece. It comes with a plastic piece of raw fish, and this semi-wet material that you can mold to be like the rice of the sushi. It’s interesting and I have mine together in the bag it came in, just so the material doesn’t dry out.

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So that’s the June 2017 Japan Crate! I’m actually super happy with this crate and everything that came in it, and I think it was a very strong in the snacks that they sent us!

I’ll see you guys again next month for the July Umai Crate! πŸ™‚

May 2017 JapanCrate Review

***This is not a sponsored post. It is being done for fun and to inform, no other reasons are involved. The company that makes this product has no idea I exist and did not give this item to me for free.***

We’re back with a Premium JapanCrate!! πŸ˜€ Haven’t had one of these since January, but now we’re doing the May crate! I have no idea if I will be doing any more this summer, so, let’s just put that on the back burner for now and focus on this crate! πŸ™‚ I’m going to do this one a little different, because I’ve gone ahead and tried a couple of the snacks in this box because I couldn’t resist lol. I’ll make sure to mention which ones I’ve tried and the ones I haven’t, because the latter snacks will be reviewed at a later date. πŸ™‚

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I don’t know if I like this pamphlet as much as past ones, but it’s still kind of cute. :3

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This is the Dondon Yaki: KimChi. The pamphlet says it’s a snack that’s flavor is based on Okonomiyaki with a bit of kimchi to it. I hope it’s not too spicy! (I did not try this snack yet.)

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(sorry for blurriness, i tried. :/)

This snack is the Meigum Gaburichu Cola. This is a soft taffy that’s in the flavor of cola, so, IDK if I’m going to like it, because I really don’t like cola flavored stuff…(I did not try this snack yet.)

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This little snack is called Don Taro, and it’s udon noodles! These are soy sauce and dashi soup flavor, according to the pamphlet. I really can’t wait to eat this. It looks delicious!Β (I did not try this snack yet.)

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This is an interesting one. It’s called Fugashi, and the pamphlet says it’s a brown sugar glazed puff snack, like a corn puff. It looks tasty, so, I hope it’s good!(I did not try this snack yet.)

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This cute little snack is called Roll Cake: Strawberry Cream. It’s a little strawberry cream cake! πŸ˜€ It looks really tasty and I can’t wait to eat it!(I did not try this snack yet.)

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Ok, this one is the Wasabi Nori Tarou, a dried fish snack with wasabi and seaweed flavor. This is one that I tried, and, honestly, I really liked it (until I put half of it in my mouth at once. The wasabi hurt me). It was a little sticky which was weird, but I still liked it. In small bites, the wasabi isn’t bad at all, but too much at once is a bit painful!

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Ah, I was so excited when I saw this was the replacement snack for one that there was a shortage on! This is the Tohato Caramel Corn! I’ve always wanted to try this, and can now say that I have! It’s SUPER good! It tastes just like the caramel popcorn we have over here, and I love it! So glad this was put in the box!!

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A chocolate snack, yes! This one is called Shimi Chocolate Corn! It’s a chocolate covered corn snack! Anything chocolate is usually great in my book, so, I bet these will be delicious!Β (I did not try this snack yet.)

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An interesting snack, this is the 6-Piece Crispy Corn. It’s a little corn puff snack that’s meant to replicate corn on the cob, like the grilled one you would find at a Japanese festival (or maybe even from your home grill!) It smells delicious and actually does taste like corn on the cob, just in a crunchy snack form! I really like it!

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A Pokemon item!! This is simply a piece of gum with a sticker, and I’ll make a post later on about the sticker part! The gum is a little square, and it has a soda taste to it (like…whatever Japanese soda is supposed to be. original ramune I guess?). It was good, but I’ve had this gum before, so, no surprise there haha.

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Pokemon and Hello Kitty?? This is my box! This little treat is a chocolate filled marshmallow with Hello Kitty on the package! I’ll be saving this for much later because there’s only ONE and it’s so small.

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I got super excited when I saw this in my box!! It’s the Cream Collon Strawberry cookie! This is a wafer cookie with strawberry cream! I’ve had the vanilla version of these bfore and liked them, so, I really hope these are good too!Β (I did not try this snack yet.)

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Now for our drink! This is the Mitsuya Cider: Refreshing Lemon! According to the pamphlet, Japanese cider isn’t like American cider at all. Japanese cider is likened to a cross between ginger ale and Sprite! This one is supposed to be like a sparkling lemonade, so, I can’t wait to taste it!Β (I did not try this drink yet.)

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This is our DIY kit! It’s the Petit Pastel DIY Colorful Chocolate snack kit! I’ll definitely put this together and do a review of it soon!

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And finally, our bonus item. While I’m not a fan of One Piece in the slightest, I do think this little piece of stationary is cute! It’s a few piece of lined paper, two envelopes, and a sheet of stickers! So, it’s basically a small letter kit!

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And there is the May JapanCrate! I’m really happy with this crate! I’m sure I’m going to love everything that’s here (that I haven’t already tasted lol) and I can’t wait to review the rest of the snacks for you guys! πŸ™‚

April NatureBox Shop Order

In April, I started to eat a lot healthier and made an order with NatureBox so I could have some great, healthy snacks, and wouldn’t be tempted to run to the vending machine for snacks, and this works great!

I was super happy with everything I ordered, and I’m going to go ahead and review it all here! So let’s get started! πŸ™‚

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The first one is the Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies. And oh my gosh, these are AMAZING. They are soft and chewy, and have such a great chocolate tastes. I absolutely love these, and will definitely order more of them!

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These are the Sourdough Cheddar Pretzel Bites! These little pretzel bites are so delicious and crunchy, and the cheese taste is great! I may not get these the next time I make an order, but they were pretty good!

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This bag of California Dried Peaches are so good. I got majorly into dried peaches recently, and these are perfect. They’re sliced thinly and taste wonderfully, and while I very likely will not get them next time I order some snacks, they are totally delicious!

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The Masa Crisps I have had in the past, and I really do enjoy them. They’re a great little chip that have a great taste to them!

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Another snack I’ve had before, the Dark Chocolate Berry Trail Mix! I had to buy two bags this time because this snack is so good! I love the mix of nuts, berries, and chocolate!

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This is the last snack I’ve had before, the Harvest Nut Mix. It’s a great, salty trail mix that has a lot of substance to it, and tides me over until it’s time for lunch or dinner.

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These are the Sea Salt Cassava chips! Cassava is also called yuca, and these chips are so good! They taste just like potato chips, but they’re so much better for you! They’re delicious!

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Now these are the Hardbite Carrot Chips. Hardbite is not a NatureBox brand, from my understanding, but they are selling some of their items through the NatureBox store, and I had to get these to try them! I’m very pleased with them too! They have a slight sweetness from the carrots, but they’re also a little salty and so good!

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Finally, these are the Hardbite Beet Chips. I personally love pickled beets, and these chips are great! They have a little bit of sourness like a picked beet does, but they taste so great! I totally love them!

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So that’s my most recent NatureBox order! I’ll have another one sometimes this summer, because I’ll be needing more snacks eventually, so, just hang tight and watch for that! πŸ™‚

Amazon Order Products Review

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This is not an affiliated or sponsored post with Amazon. I did not receive these products for free, I purchased them myself.

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Well this is going to be a big post haha. I received a $40 Amazon gift card as a gift recently at work, and I finally got to use it! I made this order on April 29, and it finally arrived at my house on May 7. (If would have been here earlier if I had used my mom’s Amazon account, but, it’s fine. There are reasons I didn’t and I was ok with waiting…for the most part.)

So, four of these items are just things I wanted/needed, and three of them are very personal. I will talk about two of these items more than the other, because the other is going to be used for a very special reason. Maybe one day I’ll share what it’s for, but, right now? I’m not sure I want to, so, I’ll keep the reason for it to myself. πŸ™‚

So the first item is a box of 44 cards of Proverbs to color in. For Christmas this past year, my mom bought a shared gift for all of us of blessings to color in, and I really enjoyed them, so, when I was making this order, I decided to get the Proverbs one, especially after going through a few personal things. This box is super pretty, and the cards are really nice. My cards, though, seem to have been cut oddly when they were made, so there were pieces falling off and the edges aren’t PERFECT, but, that’s ok. I’ll still enjoy coloring them. I’m thinking about getting trading card sleeves to get these into my binder of coloring pages, in order to keep them safe once they’ve been colored (or I’ll leave them in the box, lol. I don’t know yet.)

This one is a Copic Marker Doodle Pack! I’ve bought one of these before, and honestly love them! Copics are such great markers, even though they’re expensive! This one is the Turquoise pack, and it includes Cool Shadow, Mint Green, Atyou Spica glitter pen, and a gray Copic multiliner pen. These are going to be awesome for journalling and drawing in general!

OK, so, this is the one that’s got a special reasoning behind it, and I’m keeping that to myself, but I wanted to show the journal itself, because it’s super pretty. I have a pink one like this with Matthew 19:26 on it, and I’m going to be using that one to write down Bible verses I want to remember. This one is going to be used alongside it at times, but for a very private reason. I may talk about it more one day, but, right now, it’s being kept for me to know. :3

This one is a illustrated devotional for women. I picked this one out because it looked very pretty and the pictures of pages I saw on Amazon looked lovely. I think it’ll be something great to do each night before bed, especially since I have a small set of coloring pencils I can use with it.

This item was more of a silly one, but I ordered one pack of Animal Crossing Amiibo Cards haha. Those are the six I got, and one is A PENGUIN. I’m going to have him move into my New Leaf town soon!! πŸ˜€

Finally, I got a new umbrella. Mine was a cheap little one from Walmart, and it got really beat up during our last bout of rain and wind two weeks ago. So I bought a stronger one! πŸ™‚ I love the flower on top of it too!

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So that’s everything I got this time. I’m really happy with everything, and I’m glad to finally have the important things I had been waiting for. πŸ™‚

RightStuf and FUNimation Online Shop Orders

Hey there guys!

Today I’ve got a quick post about the recent anime orders I made from RightStuf and FUNimation! I had a bit of trouble with FUNimation, because I ordered one item and was sent the incorrect one TWICE, but I’ll explain that later!

So let me start with the RightStuf order, because that one was correct from the start and very important to me.

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So the RightStuf order is the first one I’ve ever made with them, and I was very impressed with it. I ordered the Boruto -Naruto the Movie- DVD and the first volume of the Boruto manga. I decided to order from here because of the bonus art postcard you could get one of three of, and I ended up getting the one I wanted of Sarada and Sasuke! πŸ™‚ I’ve very happy with those this order arrived and that everything was in great condition. The postcard is now safely tucked away in the movie DVD case, haha.

Funimation Anime

Now for the FUNimation order…I was less than impressed with this one. My original order consisted of two Tsubasa DVD sets, and the first season of Kamisama Kiss Blu-Ray/DVD set. Instead of getting Kamisama Kiss, I surprisingly got the Fractale set, which I did not order. So I got into contact with FUNimation and they said they would send a replacement, which they did, but it ended up being ANOTHER copy of Fractale. One more email, with all my pictures to prove I ordered Kamisama Kiss, not Fractale, and that something had to be amiss in their warehouse, and I FINALLY received Kamisama Kiss about two weeks ago. (And yes, I purposefully left the SAVE edition sides of the covers out. I don’t mind it and the SAVE editions are fairly cheap haha.)

I was allowed to keep Fractale, so, that’s good I guess. The point here, if you get sent the wrong item from any place, get into contact with them immediately, don’t just reorder it. Usually the company will be glad to help and fix it, and I’m glad that FUNimation fixed it.

The items themselves were in perfect condition. I’ve been watching Kamisama Kiss and very much enjoying it! I’ll definitely try out Fractale sometime this summer, and will get around to watching my Tsubasa sets as well. Tsubasa is a very good anime, and I absolutely adore the series, and the OVAs I purchased, I love Tokyo Revelations and I can’t wait to watch Spring Thunder for the first time!

So yeah, that’s everything from these orders! I hope I can review each of these over the summer, and make a decision on if I like Fractale or not. So please be looking out for those! πŸ™‚

Upcoming Plans

Well hi there! It’s been a while since I’ve made a post here, huh? Well, that’s my fault, entirely, because I’ve been spending my free time doing other things, instead of working on this blog, sadly.

But, once this week, finals week, is over, I’ll have about three weeks of nothing but work before my summer classes begin. I’ll only be working mornings until June, so when I get home each day through May, I’ll for sure be working on getting posts prepared and put together! πŸ™‚

So, let me give an idea of what I’m planning to do.

I’m definitely planning to go back to my manga reviews. I want to go back and forth between all the series I own and have been reading, especially so I can finish them (I’ve read Naruto twice already, and I want to finish Assassination Classroom and Ouran High School Host Club) and do other things than JUST manga reviews, because I feel like I do that more than most things (apart from a few subscription boxes).

I do have a bunch of anime I want to review as well, but I may start doing that as a COMPLETE series/season, instead of one episode at a time. That takes a lot of time to prepare, and I don’t have enough space on here to pictures for every single anime episode that I want to review. So, my plan for this? I’m going attempt to watch several anime series over the summer(mostly short ones and I HAVE to finish Naruto Shippuden, especially since Boruto started and I’m enjoying watching it weekly), and then I will do overall reviews (if I own the whole series, I’ll show pictures of the box sets or single DVD [like for movies]). I think this will definitely work better than doing one episode at a time. (I changed my mom about doing anime reviews on Blogger. I’ll be continuing, finishing, and starting reviews here again.)

I do plan to start bringing coloring pages back to this blog, but moving cross stitching to my Blogger account (go here if you’d like to follow). I think that will be a lot easier for me, and I won’t need to worry about purchasing a plan on here for more space (not right now, anyway!) Product reviews, such as Amazon orders and the like, will be on Blogger as well. I have an Amazon order with several items on the way right now, and I will post that to BOTH blogs, with a link to Blogger again.

I’m not going to have a May Umai Crate. I received an email from JapanCrate, however, that they had applied a $5 credit to my account for a Premium JapanCrate, which made it the same price as an Umai Crate, and I was really wanting a crate of snacks instead of more ramen (i still have SEVERAL from my March crate). So once that gets here, I’ll be giving an overview of the whole crate, and hopefully making posts for each snack.

So, yeah. That’s the plan at the moment. I did have Hot Cash with Hot Topic, but I don’t think I’m going to do a post on it, sorry. I’ll have a post later this week or sometime next week about a couple of anime orders I made and a NatureBox order, so, please look forward to that!

I’m excited to be coming back to reviews! πŸ™‚

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