diy · thrift

Thrifted DIY – Pastel Cherub Lamp

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When I hit adulthood, I discovered that figuring out your personal decor aesthetic is hard work! You hit a point in your life when you realize that all of the posters you’ve put on your walls and junk on the floor that you thought was cool as a teenager just doesn’t cut it anymore, and it’s time to re-evaluate the sort of look you want your living space to have…So these days I’ve been slowly converting my bedroom to have a cutesy-but-adult aesthetic~rainbow sparkle graphic I’ve been searching for the perfect lamp to complete my bedside table…and I ended up finding it for a steal at a Savers, of all places! This romantic shabby chic-style cherub lamp had seen better days, but with my makeover, it now looks like a Rococo dream~!

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art · beauty · favorites

Monthly favorites – August 2018

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So we’ve finally arrived at the end of August—Autumn is just around the corner! rainbow sparkle graphic The air is starting to get crisper here, and I can’t wait to start wearing cute tights and sweaters again. I have so many outfits planned for the cooler weather~ ANIMATED ANIMU FACES♥3 But for now I’m still trapped inside, hiding in the air conditioning…But at least I’ve had lots of time to be productive! I’ve spent a lot of time this month drawing and writing (I’m working on a new fanfic…but it’s a secret, sssh!) and have several new favorite things to share with you all this month. Starting with…

*disclaimer: none of this post is sponsored content*

1.) The ‘#drawthisinyourstylechallenge’ – if you follow any artists on Instagram or Twitter, then you’ve probably seen this drawing challenge going around!

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thrift · toys

Discovering the tiny joys of ‘Pocket Dragons’

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I’m blessed to have some great charity shops near me—a daytrip to one of the local shops in my area can lead to finding some wonderful surprises! (and also inevitably help someone in need—a double win!rainbow sparkle graphic)

My latest thrifting trip led to my discovery of ‘Pocket Dragons’. I had never heard of these charming collectible figures before until I stumbled across them in a nearby church thrift shop. Someone had donated a sizeable collection of them in all sorts of situations and sizes, from tiny to huge! I’ve always been partial to dragons (and I’ve had them on the brain lately, because the Spyro the Dragon re-imagining happening this fall!) and I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw them on display.

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fashion · ootd · personal · thrift · toys

A Happy (Un)Birthday to me!

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My birthday just passed near the end of July—it’s crazy how time just flies by! The older you get, the lazier you become with planning birthday celebrations, but I had a really nice day. My parents surprised me with some expensive cupcakes and this beautiful Alice in Wonderland card. I really love Alice in Wonderland—and it ended up being a sort of a “theme” for the day, as I included Alice motifs in my outfit…and I ended up going on a mysterious adventure that including lots of pretty, dusty old things! Read on to see my outfit and antique haul~! rainbow sparkle graphic

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art · beauty · fashion · favorites

Monthly favorites – July 2018

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It’s already the end of July! Can you believe it?! The East coast has been blasted with an intense heat wave this summer…it’s hard to step outside for more than five minutes without feeling like your face will melt off! All I’ve wanted to do is hide in my air conditioned room and play videogames, haha… ANIMATED ANIMU FACES♥2  But it’s been a surprisingly busy month, and I have plenty of ‘favorite’ things I’d like to share with you all! Ranging from fashion accessories, to beauty products,  to games, there should be a little something for everyone to enjoy in this list~

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diy · sewing

Funky florals and flashy golds! Handmade reversible placemats

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So two of my dearest friends are getting married this coming fall, and their bridal shower has arrived so quickly! I wanted to make something to show my appreciation of our friendship, that was both practical but meaningful—something they could use and cherish for years to come. But I only had two weeks to sew something! So…I made placemats.

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toys

Creepy-cute cherubs ~ ‘Sonny Angel’ doll review!

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Everyone say hello to ‘Sonny Angel’ ! rainbow sparkle graphic

I was taken by surprise when I ran across these Kewpie-style toys in a gift shop while I was vacationing with my mom. I’ve never seen anything like them in the area (Kewpie dolls are very rare here, I think? I think I’ve only seen one once in an antique shop) and the shop-keeper must have been really fond of them, because they were everywhere in the store. Like, I mean everywhere. There was a nice display with a large statue of Sonny Angel near the front, but then she had taken the dolls and hidden them around the shelves of the rest of the store. So that cheeky grin was mocking me throughout the entire duration of my shopping trip, tricking me into getting out my wallet to take one home…

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ootd · personal

Introduction (15 facts about me)

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Hi everyone!
My name is Milky, it’s very nice to meet you~! ANIMATED ANIMU FACES♥6
This is my first ever blog post…! I won’t lie, I’m a little nervous while writing this…ANIMATED ANIMU FACES♥16

I’m hoping to use this space as a diary of sorts, to catalog all of my different interests: ranging from fashion, sewing, art, toy-collecting…and whatever else happens to strike my fancy, really! Hopefully someone out there will find this interesting! ♪

So, for my very first post, I’ve decided to do a list of 15 totally-random facts about me~

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