Friday, December 29, 2017

Life Updates in November and December

Hi guys! I know I've been away from my blog for almost 2 months but I'm very much alive! There was not much sewing during these past months thus the absence of blog post but, surprisingly, November and December had been the best months of 2017 for me!

November had been a very fun and happy month. Lots of things happened in which I'm grateful for! Here are some of the highlights of this month:
1. It's my birthday month! Oh yes... I'm a Scorpio and I just turned 30 years old! huhuhu...

2. Since my husband's job requires him to travel often, my mom and sister came over to Macau to spend a whole month with me. It was sooo fun and nice of them to come all the way over from Philippines to Macau just to give me a little company <3

3. I kinda miss my old self where I would spend my nights after work watching TV series, so I decided to go back to the old habit and started watching "The Exorcist"  Season 1 and 2. Why didn't I see this before?! In case you don't know, I'm a big fan of horror stuff! I watch Ghost Adventures every Saturday, btw... huhuhu

4. Another big step in my life was being able to go back to church after, maybe, 15 years? Yes...It's been that long.

5. I finally got my first Hobonichi Journal!!! And I'm so excited to start writing on it and even make it more prettier than the last one! haha

6. Since I got this lengthy art block this month, I accepted a few custom orders from friends. I almost forgot the feeling of the beauty of challenges.

7. I finally made a videochat with my best friend after 10 years! I know it sounds crazy while we have all this advanced technology at our fingertips... hihihiiii

8. My best friend sent me a surprise birthday package with lovely stationary in it <3 Thank you, Silvia! I love you loads!

9. Remember that journal I used to write on? Well, I'm so proud of myself because I finally finished the whole book! Since it's a cheapo journal, it didn't contain all the months of the year so I was forced to buy a thin lined notebook to be able to accommodate a bit of November and December.

Now, for the best month of the year - December. Why? 
1. Because I was able to make one of my life's biggest dreams come true which was to visit Kyoto and Osaka, Japan <3 How can I even start describing the happiness and fulfillment it have impacted me? All I can say that I was over the moon ... All I ever imagined Kyoto would be was true! All those Pinterest images of that beautiful city were very much real and lively! The food, the streets, the houses, the shops, the restaurants were so dreamy! I would wake up every single day thinking how lucky I was to be given the chance to visit Kyoto! I planned for this trip for so many years but it was in November 2016 that I disciplined myself to save up for 13 months so that we could enjoy our trip to the fullest and carelessly!

2. I was able to visit Japanese stationary stores like Tokyu Hands, LOFT and a few 100¥ shops and treated myself with tons of super cute stationary!!!! Aaahhhh I felt so overwhelmed by the amount of stickers and tapes!! But I really had to control otherwise we would go broke of the first few days! huhu

3. I felt a little crafty a few weeks before Christmas and so I decided to sew up a little festive ornament tutorial pattern that's now in the shop.

4. I had my family over for Christmas time ( except my parents and younger sister) and we all cooked 2-3 dishes to bring over to enjoy <3 Lots of gifts were exchanged and I was soo happy to see the kids and the adults excited and overjoyed over their gifts!

5. I love scrap booking so I'm finally printing photos of our adventures and memorable moments in albums filled with tapes, origami paper and stickers! I don't really like keeping them on hard drives specially when It's a really nice one with a story behind it. It's really so satisfying to be able to hold them and revisit those times in a super fun way! I'll probably write a post about it one day ;)

So that's pretty  much it for November and December highlights... I'm looking forward for a even more productive year ahead! I've been so blessed and grateful for all your support over the past 4 years on Crafters Boutique! Thank you all from the bottom of my little heart and wishing you all a lovely and successful 2018! May God bless us in every way in our life and others <3

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