25 Mar 2015

Just an outfit and some talk about weight

I actually wore this twice the same week when I was meeting some friends. What can I say, I just love that skirt! It still is my dream item, hands down (><)  But I can only coord it with casual-ish looks, since my perfect-with-this-blouse does not quite fit (anymore).

Skirt - Classical Puppets
Jewellery - brooch from e-Bay, one Kalevala ring & one old treasure ring, everything else handmade by me ~ JosKii (btw shiny grey beads are labradorite gemstone, my favourite!)
The rest - random stuff from my closet

Actually, a lot of my other blouses have been having this very same problem lately. I've noticed that my boobs are way bigger than they used to be, and the buttons of my blouses keep doing me some nasty tricks. So obviously I've gained some weight (can't really tell though, since we don't have a scale), the only thing I do know is that some of my clothes don't fit me anymore. Even the lolita clothes I just got last autumn are way snug now, and that is just pissing me off! I just started the damn thing for crying out loud! 

Hence I started doing taekwondo workout at home (thank you Youtube!) and also took up biking now that the snow's pretty much melted. I figured I'd be a ninja when I grow up, so taekwondo is perfect for me. My mom always used to say I can't do martial arts, even though I really wanted to and it would have been helpful since I was bullied at school... But I figured that nobody's stopping me now! My husband's pretty happy about it, he's eagerly hoping me to show him the kage bunshin no jutsu (sorry, he keeps reminding me about it and cracking all kinds of jokes), but the best part for him is that he get's to teach me some cool stuff about mountain biking and BMX too (^^)

The only thing I'm still upset about is that the taekwondo newbie lessons actually start maybe some time in august. So I've got to wait and train hard. To motivate myself I started writing everything down in a simple diary, so I can see what I've been doing and for how long and if I've improved. This is the fourth week of my endeavors toward becoming a ninjutsu master and I'm pretty happily keeping it up! We still don't have a scale and I don't know if I've lost weight, but who cares! It's making me feel more energetic and happy anyway, so at this point it's just a bonus if the blouses fit me next time I need them for a meet.

24 Mar 2015

Game meetup

I had been wanting to arrange something at my place for a long time, so finally I managed a teeny game meetup a while back. I had been a bit upset because I couldn't go to the Burlesque Festival in Helsinki, our plans to go had backfired on us, so I decided to arrange this meetup instead. And I am so glad I did, because we had such fun in this small group, and even my husband joined in to play! 

Most of it was really just having weird (and fun!) conversations and then half of the time was used in the actual playing of the game. 

I managed to ruin some cupcakes (no seriously though, they looked really good, but the taste was... awkward? Oh well, I'm never using that recipe again) and Irina made us her delicious treats too! A veggie pie and a melty blueberry cheesecake! They were so yummy :3 I need to prep up with baking and change my friggin' flour! Nothing I've baked in the last 6 months have turned out the way they used to even though I've been using some good old recipes too. But with that same darn flour I never seem to get it right! It's been weird. I'm blaming it on the flour. Yep, that has got to be it.

I had so much fun that I was just absolutely beat the whole of the next day! I'm hoping to have another one of those gaming days soon, because this meetup was so much different from all the other meetups I've had so far with people I've come to know through lolita fashion (okay, let's face it, there were just 3 lolitas there and 3 non-lolitas, but whatever, we had crazy fun!).

1 Mar 2015

Valentine's meetup

Dress - Cherise clothing
Jewellery - Kalevala
Collar - vintage
Stockings & purse - e-Bay
Headdress - Bodyline & Tipitii
The rest - random stuff from my closet

We had a lovely saturday spent together with lolita friends at Pyynämäen Oma café I LOVED it! I will definitely be wanting to go back again! They had a delicious looking selection of yummies and I was even more excited now that my allergies have subsided, so I could actually eat something for the first time in years instead of just drooling at other peoples yummies (^^) Thanks to Saija for most of the photos!

I was able to get myself a banana chocolate cake and it was so GOOD! I've never had macarons before in my whole life, so of course I had to correct this massive error (and up a level in lolita) and take some home to share with my husband ◕‿◕ I half expected the macarons to taste like cardboard, but they were surprisingly good. Not my favourite thing though, I loved that cake more! But now I can add yet another surprising thing which has happened to me through my lolita experiences to my wow-list: the one macaron that tasted the best was actually raspberry. I used to hate raspberry! But my husband always loves it, and the raspberry macaron was so pink, so I had to choose it. And it was yummy, fancy that.

I really love the people I met at the Valentine's meetup, old friends and new ones! I had such a good time! Saija had brought us heart shaped cards and we each wrote something nice to each card about the recipient, and then we all had a card of our own full of nice things to take home 

We also brought a Valintine's gift worth about 5 euros and exchanged them randomly with each other. I got a cute pair of earrings! They will be just perfect for my new coord! And those shiny heart stickers will surely end up decorating some other crafty project too :3 

Here's all of us! I love it how everybody has their own style and look! It was so nice to spend Valentine's with them!

I brought my handmade coord game with me and we played several rounds! I am so happy that people actually like to play it :3 I would have loved to play more, but the café was so very full, so most of us headed home soon after the group photo.

But the four of us (Irina, Annica, Saija and me) went to play some more and take photos. I managed some horrendous derping shots of myself, but they are so unseemly, that I couldn't bring myself to put them here (tried though!). Other people maybe kawaii potatoes even when derping, but I am not one of those lucky cuties (>ᴗ<) Unfortunately we didn't have the time to play after all since I had a train to catch °^° But I had really fun none the less!