Japan Crate October 2020 Halloween Snack Box

Recently I re-subscribed to Japan Crate, a Japanese snack box. Since the next box’s theme was Halloween for October, I had to get it. ^^ It was filled with 18 different Halloween-type snacks, including a Lipton Creme Brulee beverage.

These boxes are so much fun! They are thoughtfully curated to a monthly theme, influencing the assortment and packaging.

With the boxes right now, there is an additional shipping fee using DHL, but because of that I got the box within days after being shipped. I also love the new shipping schedule; I actually get the box before the intended month. Although, I’m not sure that is so good since I enjoyed the treats before the season. ^^

Has anyone else tried Japan Crate?


Sugar Sugar Rune Ita Bag

Hello! It has been long in coming, but I finally assembled a trinket collection of Sugar Sugar Rune (SSR) items and put them inside of my ita bag! I had purchased this bag from an anime convention last year and only now have I used it.

With my collection of SSR merchandise, it seems it would have been simple. However, the bag having such small windows and limited space actually made it difficult because I had use small items to make it flow, rather than placing two or three large items inside the panel–it would have looked too cluttered.

What really helped and inspired me to complete the bag was snagging these newly released manga-drawn acrylic keychains. I was thrilled that there is one of Pierre~! The other two I used in the bag is of Houx and Saule. They pulled the whole thing together. ^^

There are different ways to attach items to an ita bag insert, but my preferred method is sewing it in. I used clear thread so it wouldn’t distract from the trinkets. It is clean, neat, and holds things in place very well.

I may do some extra stitching, securing the chains, and also add a couple more things to the bag later. Nonetheless, I am happy that I have it ready to go.

Thanks for reading~


Hello, everyone! It’s been a while since my last post. I have been enjoying the summer by waking up early to see the sunrise, walking through the morning dew, tending to my garden, drying herbs, having backyard fires, and reading plenty of books. ^^

My recent morning breakfast and morning read

Now that the season has progressed, I am starting to see the flowers become sparse, the produce yield lessening, and the air having a nice coolness instead of the intense heat and humidity. It is nice that it has cooled down some, but now there is a lot of rain, so less overall sun.

My prayer plant has flowered several times this year~ such a treat!

This Summer I have become more aware and attuned to nature. And with that, I have been outside more than ever! Here are a mini collection of pictures from my Summer.

This was one of my bok-choy vegetables
When I was at the beach, I enjoyed my vintage Yu-Gi-Oh! towel

A sandy shoreline when I was on vacation
A water sunset
Another sunset, painted with beautiful colors
Of course, I have enjoyed tea parties, too~

There are several things I want to do before the season is over, like set up a box garden so I can grow leafy-greens during the Autumn and Winter months, identify all of the miscellaneous plants growing in my yard (it helps hone botany skills), set up collection bookshelves, and use my sun-oven at least one more time during a sunny day. After that, it will be time for Autumn activities!

Have a good day~!