Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Manga and magazine un-boxing

Yay books!
It has been years since I have read any physical manga. I have a large collection of English back in Arizona but it has been YEARS (over 5). Since I have been learning Japanese I thought I would stat up my manga collection again but in Japanese.
       Having not ever purchased Japanese manga before I made several purchases from different online locations. My first order was placed from

I ordered the following 4 manga and 3 magazines. Prices

ニャンタイプ (Nyan Type)
Degenki Girls July 20l5
簡単&かわいいイラスト (Cute and simple Ball Pen Illustrations)
純血+彼氏 Vol. 1 & 2 (He's my Only Vampire)
$8.49 each
妖怪ウォッチ (Yokai Watch) Vol 1
妖怪ウォッチ (Yokai Watch) Vol. 2
Shipping: Free
Total: $77.69

Prices seemed okay to me for the manga as here in the US manga range from $10-$15. It has been a long time since I purchased magazines but I bought these to vary vocabulary and have some more pretty pictures to look at.

It took 7 days after I placed my order for them to get and ship my items. Yesasia is located in China and they get most of their items delivered to them to ship out. After they shipped the items it took only 3 days to arrive in the US via Fedex.

Arrived in just 10 days, my lovely package. The package arrived fast but it was pretty beat up. Pretty sure they just used a giant slingshot to send it over.

After seeing the box I just hoped my books were okay inside.

My stuff

Everything came in MOSTLY great condition. A volume of  妖怪ウォッチ (Yokai Watch) and  純血+彼氏  (He's my Only Vampire) were bent up a bit near the top. 

I am satisfied with the overall experience gave me. However upon looking at the retil prices on these items I noticed charges much more than the items are worth. The retail total of the items came to be 3,962 円 (Jpy) which is approx $33! I would have much rather paid $33 and $10 or so for shipping than get over charged to cover shipping :( 
     Even though the overall experiance was nice I will not be ordering from anymore as they overcharge quite excessively. 

To watch a video of the un-boxing check out my video here:


P.S The Ball Pen Illustrations book is super cute! It has a whole lot of cute things to draw, flowers, animals, people, household items etc :D I will be making a separate post about this magazine and some about the manga sometime.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September Japan Crate Un-Boxing

So September's Japan crate (Premium) arrived a few days go with loads of goodies. One of the items was something that looked yummy but...was not edible.

This was everything that came in the Premium box!

A few of the thins I really wanted to try upon seeing these were:

ラムね (Ramune)

I have heard about these a ton but have never tried one, now I can!
After refrigerating it I had my husband open it and it was really good! I also had fun rolling the marble round in the bottle haha.
ぷくぷたいチョコ (Glug Glug want chocolate)

Something about eating a chocolate filled fish just seemed so appealing to me.
This treat was very airy! The chocolate had air bubbles and the waffle fish was really crunchy and it just melted in your mouth.

もこもこモレット3 (moko moko toilet 3)
Another thing I wanted to try was drinking out of a toilet!
My kids and I can now say we have had a drink from a toilet wasn't bad. You put the toilet together, pour powdered candy in the tank, then water and it bubbles out of the toilet bows. It came with three flavors and they were all pretty tasty!

ぐでたまガシャポン (gudetama gashpon  )

Last but not least, a little lazy egg found his way into my crate. He is a Japanese capsule key-chain and is really adorable :)

Still working my way through the box but my kids and I love everything so far! Thank you Japan Crate <3

If you want to try out  Japan Crate visit their website at  Crates range from $12-$30 and every month they have a coupon for premium crates.

Want to know more about this months crate items? Comment below!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

My Cake Decorating Un-boxing

My Cake Decorating Un-boxing
I tried out the trial for Cake Decorating for 1.99 the cost of shipping and handling. With this subscription service you get all kinds of goodies to help improve your cake/cookie/cupcake decorating skills. The first box comes with

  • -2 butterfly cookie cutters
  • - a booklet containing a few projects.
  • - a cookie gun + attachments
  • - cupcake tray

For 1.99 it was a good deal! However at the full price of about $20 a month I would not find the items worth it. The cupcake tray is low quality and looks much thicker on their website. The cookie cutters were the best items. The cookie gun did not come with instructions which I found odd... I had never used one before so I had to go looking all over the internet. When I finally got it to work it only seemed to work half the time..

I cancelled the subscription for this as I just not find it worth it.

If you want to try out the box for yourself here is the link the the website

Friday, December 12, 2014

November Loot Crate Un-boxing Battle!

                                                       November Loot Crate!

Always excited to receive my loot crates! November's theme was Battle. It said there would be an exclusive Assassin's creed item in it along with a t-shirt. Both I was dying to see. So what's inside?

First look
First thing I saw was that shirt (as always). I love getting shirts n my loot crates. It featured a pirates vs ninjas battle. The whole design was made from text similar to the Link shirt given in a previous crate.

I ordered a female medium size and glad it came more fitted as opposed to the larger tees that I wear for pajama shirts. This one I can comfortably wear to the store :) Now on to the Assassin's Creed item.


 An awesome coin! It came in a red velvet pouch with "Assassin's Creed Unity" written on it. The coin itself comes with a place to engrave your name which I think I will do. It's really thick and heavy, makes for an impressive heads or tails coin.
        The box also included a code for the full version of Street Fighter, a 50% off coupon to another game, a Megaman helmet and a little Halo figure. Both the helmet and the figure my kids took of course. Have yet to play the street fighter game, saving it for a rainy day.

December's crate theme is Anniversary which I will be getting, the wait continues for a new crate!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Revamp update

I've added some tag buttons on the side and am pretty much done with the revamp :D Will be tinkering with things forever probably but for now it's okay. Have tons of new posts coming soon! Just need to get my pictures looking pretty.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Revamping blog!

Over the next few days I will be adding new designs to my blog! I need to wake this blog up :) Already added in the new navigation I designed and coded, some buttons wont work now or won't contain content yet but I a working on it.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Writing and corn

Lately I have been really trying to kick my butt into writing my book. So far it has been going pretty well! It's a nice change up from just thinking about writing haha. Being as I have a headache right now I am taking more breaks between writing then I normally do BUT I found this

Yea...that is a giant corn maze at The Kelly Farms here in KY and how cool is that! I will be convincing the hubby to go there this year. Hoping for this weekend but we will see. I'm sure the family will enjoy some fall themed pictures of the kids and the kids will have a blast :)