big girl toys + links

  • His and Hers tortoiseshell glasses
  • The big ones belong to the boyfriend. They are vintage frames that I bought from this Japanese thrift store in the city. I bought them for me but my face turned out to be too tiny for such large frames. When you’re in your late ’20s, wearing ill-fitting things is not acceptable.
  • For more than a year, I did not let my boyfriend forget that he pretty much “stole” the frames I liked. He finally caved in and bought me a new pair a month ago. Ha!

  • An old photo of Chino. He looks like he has a triangle head here but he is an applehead Siamese variety.
  • The teapots near the wall used to stand on stacked books. I replaced them with covered boxes because I needed to display the books elsewhere to complete the flat’s kitschy cafe/bookshop look. I could have bought new books but having a Kindle means lesser purchases of actual books.
  • Please don’t think that I’m an annoying hipster for using books as decor. I assure you, I read. Even shallow and popular fiction. Not that 50 Shades series, though. I could not get past the first chapter of the first book of the series. 

  • I Googled my name one day (don’t judge!) and saw this. This rosette bib necklace was something I made for Sew It All a couple of years ago.
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22 thoughts on “big girl toys + links

  1. I swear I will throw up the next time I read a tweet or post or whatever exclaiming how *great* 50 Shades of Grey is. High-five sister, high-five.

  2. Gah look at those teapots! You have such a lovely home. : ] I’m with you about the 50 shades. I just can’t believe it’s STILL on the bestseller list on Amazon. *shakes head*

    1. Gah look at those teapots! You have such a lovely home. : ] I’m with you about the 50 shades. I just can’t believe it’s STILL on the bestseller list on Amazon. *shakes head*

      Thank you!
      And I’m shaking my head with ya :D

  3. I would have chosen the big glasses for me too Meream! If I’m fortunate to see one, hope it’s not il-fitted! Love!!! :)

    Tried googling my name too before! The results are a reflection of just how unsure I was about what I want to be before. Haha. Tennis player. Reporter. Etc. Etc. Crazy!

    1. Tennis player. Reporter. Etc. Etc. Crazy!

      Do you know what this means, right? This means that you’re a regular Renaissance woman :)

  4. You know, when I saw the title big girl toys I expected at the very least a Hitachi ‘neck massager’. I mean seriously woman! The pretty pictures have mollified me. Somewhat. XD

    1. You know, when I saw the title big girl toys I expected at the very least a Hitachi ‘neck massager’. I mean seriously woman!

      Hahahaha! Sorry! ;)

  5. You said that your face was too small to wear the boyfriend’s glasses . . . . I have to get children’s glasses because adult ones are too big for my face. LOL I tell everyone that I am a pin head. I have to get children’s hats also. The adult ones are just way too big for me. =( I love the glasses, though. When I got my first pair, umm 45 years ago, they were the same shape, but black. Back then you could get black or white. That was about all the choices you had.

  6. His and hers glasses… too much, too much! I love it! I’ve been wanting some oversized glasses myself, but have to agree that finding the perfect pair to fit my face is tricky. I want to look nerdy-chic, not plain old nerdy..lol!

    At least your boyfriend can wear them (and you were able to get him to get you a new pair too! Win-Win!) Hope you had a fun and crafty weekend! :)

    1. I want to look nerdy-chic, not plain old nerdy.

      Haha! This was always my goal, too, but I think I have failed. Oh well.

  7. Cute cat! I’m just wondering if you vacuum (especially the sofa) a lot during shedding season, coz my cat sheds a lot and it drives me nuts since I recently discovered from the doctor that I’m allergic to cats. :(

    1. I’m just wondering if you vacuum (especially the sofa) a lot during shedding season, coz my cat sheds a lot and it drives me nuts since I recently discovered from the doctor that I’m allergic to cats. :(

      Oh no hope you get a resolution regarding this shedding situation. :) We actually have an old hand-held one but we hardly use it. We have stone floors, no carpeting whatsoever so we don’t have fur issues, really :)

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