Previously, I talked about using the shopping service, Buyee, to purchase some rare items. In this post I will reveal what I had inside that large box I received. Most of the merchandise is vintage from the anime/manga Kodocha, and also some items from another anime/manga called Sugar Sugar Rune.
It is all an assortment of toys, stationary paper products, posters (they are rolled up to the right ^^), key chains, pins, and household goods. Everything is so cute and are great collectibles, excellent for displaying. I have since created space in my room featuring my collection, utilizing a floating shelf to display the new Kodocha toys with other ones I have and a chain holding key chains and themed button-pins across my wall.
I especially love the Sugar Sugar Rune calendar. It is one for this new year, 2020, and has beautiful illustrations, including one of Pierre. *swoon*
Recently, I found out about this Japanese shopping service called Buyee that enables you to purchase items that normally would only be available to Japanese residents. They do this by shopping for you on websites like Yahoo! Japan, Rakuten, Mercari, and Yahoo! Japan Auctions for a fee.
Once the item is purchased, it is sent to Buyee’s warehouse where they will store the item for up to 30 days for free. So if you are waiting for multiple packages and want to consolidate them into one box, you could.
There are different shipping options available. However, if the weight or size exceeds a certain amount, be prepared to have to pay a lot for shipping. The final shipping cost includes both the domestic shipping in Japan, plus the international shipping. So until everything is put together, there is no telling how much the shipping would be.
I had a little too much fun finding bargains and rare items; so much so that once everything was consolidated into a single package, only the expensive shipping option was available. Which was, besides being expensive, amazing because it only took four days to arrive from Japan to my doorstep in the US.
Are you curious of what is in the box? Soon enough, I will write a post about it!
Hello, cuties~! Yesterday I received February’s Doki Doki Crate. This is a monthly service where they send you a box of 5-6 surprise assorted items, directly from Japan, which could be anything from household goods, plushies, accessories, and more. The theme for this month’s box is Valentine’s Wishes.
Inside mine was a Pokemon heart jewelry box, Rilakkuma floor mat, yellow Pekko-chan candy highlighter, My Melody door organizer, and a Puku Hoppe plush. Everything is cute and coordinates well.
My favorite item from this month’s box is the… wait for it… Rilakkuma mat! To me, this is the most interesting item. It is so aesthetically kawaii–the pastel colors, cursive writing, floral motifs, plus the mat is super soft. Right now I am using it as a placemat for my My Little Pony Build-a-Bear stuffed animals to stand on. So cute~
Hello~! I was just working at my computer and wanted to share a perspective picture of part of my station. The last bit of sun that was going through the window was only a band of light across the wall and supplies.
You can see the cute writing tools that I keep in a vintage cup. The large heart dangling from one has glitter inside and was catching the light. So pretty. ^^
Hello~! In light of the upcoming holiday, I decided to share what was in my latest box from Blippo’s monthly subscription Kawaii Box. This is a service where they create and fill a box with several cute items and send them to you. The fun thing about Kawaii Box is that what’s inside is a surprise.
As a note, it isn’t the first time I have received one of these boxes; this is simply to show what cute items were put inside this time. Particularly because of this month’s theme. Can you guess it? I’m sure you’ve guessed it–St. Valentine’s Day!
The little booklet inside was titled “Valentine’s Day Chu”, and inside it highlighted all of the items in the box with a cute, small description for the use/thought behind the product.
In total, there were eight items in this box: five stationary types, two snacks, one household item, and two plushies (technically one). Everything is so cute, especially the whale plushies. Apparently, if you give one to i.e., a friend, when you see each other you are to reunite the whales and have them hold fins *squeal*~! Too cute. ^^
A couple days ago, I was inspired to make mini pizzas in my vintage Little Lady children’s oven. I used a Chef Boyardee Pizza Maker kit for the dough and sauce. I had also prepared shredded mozzarella cheese, cut bacon, grape seed oil for the baking sheet and dough, and Celtic sea salt to season the dough before putting on the toppings.
Until I started to make mini food myself with small cooking tools and appliances, I had never appreciated how much time it really takes to make these items–one at a time! I spent probably one to one-and-a-half hours making 8 mini pizzas. Each pizza takes about 8-10 minutes to bake inside the oven, depending on when I hear it sizzle.
One cool thing thing to note about the project, since it took so long to complete, is that somewhere along the way the little pot of broth on the stove actually started to boil (small scale, of course!). Now that is a long time! ^^