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Stranger Things Shopping Picks

Posted on November 16, 2017 by

Anyone hooked on Stranger Things? Have you binged Season 2? If you love the show as much as I do then these cute picks will turn your upside-down world upright!

Stranger Things demogorgon plushie

Oh no a Demogorgon! Have no fear with this cutie plush version, open for pre-orders now at Forbidden Planet.

Stranger Things cats stickers

Stranger things and cats? Yes – I am Luna Sol went there! Choose your favourite character or pick up a full set of stickers on Etsy.

Stranger Things squishable waffle plush

Channel your inner Eleven with this Squishable waffle plush.

Stranger Things funko pop

Are you missing Barb? Keep her around even after the show is over with this Funko POP! vinyl figure that captures her spirit.

Stranger Things friendship bracelets

Friends don’t lie! Celebrate your bestie with a matching friendship bracelet set from Hot Topic.

Stranger Things mug

To stay awake for your next binge session drink lots of coffee in this hand-painted mug by Alan the Wizard.

I can’t wait till season 3 – how about you?

Giveaways

Cute Creatures Coloring Book & Planner Giveaway

Posted on November 15, 2017 by

If you love coloring in, we have a fun new giveaway for you from artist Jessica McGrath.

Cute Creatures ​coloring ​book giveaway

One lucky winner will receive the Cute Creatures coloring book series: Coloring Book, Travel Size Coloring Book, Undated Weekly Planner, Zen In Color Journal & Coloring Book and a set of 4 Color-Your-Own Christmas Cards!

Cute Creatures ​coloring ​book giveaway

Each item is ​filled with detailed illustrations of​ ​sweet​, sad​ little critters pondering their place in​ ​​a sometimes-cruel​ ​world.​ ​There are landscapes, mandalas, and patterns featuring all sorts of cute creatures – from birds in garden settings, to sea creatures, ​beetles ​and​​ butterflies.​

How to enter

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post telling us What cute animal would tell the saddest funny story at a dinner party? Explain why!

Then use the Rafflecopter widget below to register your entry and open up more chances to win. Confused by Rafflecopter? Here’s a great guide.

PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING:

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  • ALL your entries will be disqualified if you break any rule
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  • By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway closes on Tuesday 28th November and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

Most Wanted!

Most Wanted : Tsukamariko Bear & Bunny Cookie Cutters

Posted on November 14, 2017 by

Tsukamariko cookie cutters

You might have seen the cute almond hugging bear biscuits on YouTube before. I really liked that idea and have used it with gingerbread man cookies. 
Recently I stumbled upon a set of cookie cutters with a long-armed bunny and bear who are perfect for hugging nuts!

Tsukamariko cookie cutters

The set comes with a stainless steel mould to shape the bunny or bear into a hanging or sitting position. This way you can also hang it from a cup or have your cookie sitting somewhere. I love it how versatile the set is.

Tsukamariko cookie cutters

All the cookie cutters also come with a kawaii face stamp. What else can you ask for?

Tsukamariko cookie cutters

This set of Tsukamariko cookie cutters is available at Bento USA.

Kawaii Reviews, Subscription Boxes

Kawaii Panda Box Review

Posted on November 13, 2017 by

There are so many kawaii boxes around that it’s always nice to see something different. Kawaii Panda have taken inspiration from their company name – and love of pandas- to create a range of surprise boxes including a panda-themed box!

Kawaii Panda Box review

Look at all that panda cuteness! I received the Kawaii Panda Box which includes 8-10 panda-themed sweets and stationery items. €0,50 from your purchase even goes to Pandas International to help with the preservation of pandas.

Kawaii Panda Box review

The box arrived in a couple of days from Portugal and everything was so prettily packaged. This really felt like a gift from a friend and was really fun to unpack. Let’s see what was inside!

Kawaii Panda Box review

Kawaii Panda Box review

Amuse Puchimaru Panda Plush Charm

Let’s start with my favourite item – a tiny panda plush! It’s so small and yet has lots of cute details and the sweetest expression. It also has an elastic loop so you can hang it on your bag. Since I collect small plushies, this was perfect for me.

Kawaii Panda Box review

Panda Biscuits

Who knew there were so many panda-themed snacks? This box included three different panda biscuits that are as cute as they are tasty.

Kawaii Panda Box review

Sakupan Panda Biscuits are widely available in Japan (and online) but I never tire of them because they’re so cute! Each biscuit has a panda face made of milk and white chocolate layers and every face is different. They got a little bit messy in their travels but that doesn’t affect the taste. They come in a resealable bag so handy for snacking on the go.

Kawaii Panda Box review

I’ve also had Hello Panda biscuits before but not this double chocolate flavour, which was even better than the regular version. These all have different sporty illustrations to make you feel guilty about sitting on the sofa eating biscuits instead of windsurfing with your panda friend.

Kawaii Panda Box review

Kawaii Panda Box review

Kamio Mochi Panda Stickers

Is there anything better than glittery, food-themed panda stickers? This pack of sticker flakes includes 7 different designs and they’re all so shiny and adorable. I love sticker flakes as they’re easy to store and share so I can’t wait to use these.

Kawaii Panda Box review

Kawaii Panda Box review

Mochi Mochi Panda Memo Pad

Mini memo pads are always useful and this one has a cool space theme and two different page designs.

Kawaii Panda Box review

Kawaii Panda Box review

Mochi Mochi Panda Glue Stick

Do you see what I mean about the cute packaging? This cute little glue stick was being hugged by a panda! I’ve never thought to buy kawaii glue but it does make sense for journalling. Why should your glue stick be boring when it can be pink and glittery?

Kawaii Panda Box review

Kawaii Panda Box review

Quit Panda Deco Tape

A couple more stationery items to finish off. The deco tape is especially fun with a panda slowly undressing into a polar bear!

Kawaii Panda Box review

Even the business card came in a little panda bag with a cute badge. Most of the items in the box are available from the Kawaii Panda website if you want to buy more, but there are a few exclusive items too.

Kawaii Panda Box review

This is such a cute box and would make the best gift ever for a panda fan and has lots of appeal for animal and stationery lovers. The support of real pandas is also a unique touch that sets the box apart and means you can do a little bit of good while adding to your stationery stash.

Kawaii Panda surprise box

Pricing & Information

A one-off Kawaii Panda Box costs €19,99 (approximately £18/$23) with free shipping worldwide. Kawaii Panda also sell general kawaii and Japanese snack boxes with prices ranging from a €4,99 lucky bag to a €25,99 Harajuku kawaii box.

(Box was provided by Kawaii Panda for review but all words and photographs are my own.)

Things To Make

Cute Free Thanksgiving Turkey DIYs

Posted on November 10, 2017 by

Thanksgiving is fast approaching for those of us in the USA, so that means time for great company and great food. And crafting of course! If you’re looking for alternative ways to enjoy turkey, look no further than this list of my favorite craft DIYs for the holiday.

Since now is the ideal time to year to curl up with a blanket and do a bit of reading, why not try making Red Ted Art’s turkey bookmark? It’s an easy paper craft, and one can never have too many bookmarks.

If you’re more for baking, KawaiiSweetWorld has an adorable video on how to make turkey cupcakes. They don’t require many supplies, are a good option for baking beginners, and would make a great dessert substitute if you’re not much for traditional pies.

Free Thanksgiving DIYs

A free printable option is Wild Olive’s turkey table favors. These would make a cute addition to any Thanksgiving dinner, I think! They could be used for treats for your guests, and even something like a sweet note about why you’re thankful for that person.

A cute charm made into a bracelet or necklace adds extra flair to celebrate the day with, and aCupofCakeTV’s polymer clay kawaii turkey should fit the bill splendidly.

Too much turkey? DrawSoCute has a tutorial on how to draw a kawaii pumpkin pie slice. It would be a cute doodle to color in, or use in your planner to mark the holiday!

Let us know which of these are your personal favorite! If you decide to celebrate Thanksgiving with any of these projects, do feel free to post a photo and tag us in it; we’d love to see your works!