Sunday, August 21, 2011

These boots were made for walking...

I think this has been the best month I have had so far this year. Although I have still been busy at work, it is no where near as bad as last month. And my plans for relaxation have been going smoothly.

Between this week and last I have been focusing on one of my favorite relaxation past times, shopping. Ever since seeing this picture of Sakurina I have wanted a pair of white cowboy boots.
My local stores did not carry cowboy boots and I could not find a pair online for $200 or less. While out one day I happened to walk by a cute little pre-owned shop and right in the window were a pair of boots! And luckily they were in my size ❤.

I also found these really cute pumps at Burlington coat factory last week. I was sad that the only colors they had were black and cream. I would have loved a white pair of these as well.

I would be in shoe heaven if I could find boots similar to these Liz Lisa ankle boots.

A lot of good things have been happening this month. I have lost a little more weight, been asked to do a few guest blog posts, and I have been accepted into the Maryland gyaru circle! Thank you August. I really needed you.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Dear Hair Cuttery,

Hello my name is Kristen. I just visited your new shop in Hunt Valley today. While your service was wonderful and my hairstyle looked nice while the stylist was working on it. I am not pleased with the final product.

Your stylist refused to tease my hair or use hairspray as I had requested. So after leaving the store for 5 minutes my hair was completely flat! I have never been to a salon in which the stylist refused to listen to her client. For $60 I could have washed my own hair. If it wasn't for the appointment I have to attend downtown at 3pm, I would certainly be back in your store right now making you restyle my hair for free! Also your stylist originally said the price would be $40, but when she was ringing me up the price changed to $60. Granted my hair is long, but it is not elbow length!

Although I was given a customer card and the stylists card I will not be using them in the future. Do not ever look for future business from me. And I will make sure to tell my friends and readers not to visit your salons.

Your unstatisfed ex-customer,

I have only ever been to one salon that I loved. Sadly my stylisted retired and the salon later closed. If there is anyone in Maryland that knows of an excellent stylist please tell me!

Sunday, August 7, 2011


After working two weeks straight I planned my first weekend off to be all about relaxation and recuperation. My first agenda for relaxation was a lazy movie weekend. What better way to unwind than comfy pajamas, fuzzy slippers, a hot cup of tea, and my favorite and dramas movies?

I am also slowly working on a sewing a new skirt. I have finished a few more lessons on my Japanese Rosetta Stone. And then next weekend I will be joining my local lolita community for a topiary garden meet-up.

The selection:

Princess Bride
Sherlock Holmes
10th Kingdom
Pretty in Pink
A Knight's Tale
King Arthur
The Breakfast Club

Yukan Club
Princess Lulu
Hana Yori Dango
Fated to Love You

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and a stress free August!

Also Rest in Peace Isshi. With not being online most of July, I just found out about this.

image from: EcoExpress

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August challenge

"Life is too important to be taken seriously"
--Oscar Wilde

I am so happy that July and August 1st are finally over!

Last month I was so busy to the point of depriving myself of a life. Between my normal work schedule, training the new processors, all the time I had to filled in because of people calling out or being terminated, and being on call, most of my relaxation time was spent sleeping. I was starting to feel mildly depressed. And the situation with my two new coworkers was not helping my mood either. I was even unhappy the few times I was free to be out with friends. Sorry to all the people I temporarily stopped talking to. I did not want to hear about your movie nights, meet-ups, and preparations for Otakon, which I had to work through, while I was at work.

But not this month! For the month of August I am going to relax, have fun, and enjoy myself again. I have only agreed with work extra hours on three occasions. One of which was yesterday. So I will finally be going back to crafting, watching Asian dramas, and of course blogging ❤. Life is too short for me to be unhappy and to spend the majority of my waking hours working or commuting to/from work. Working is important, but being happy is even more important. Make sure you are enjoying yourself this month too!

image from: Tùy bút của Yoshiro