Hello Kitty Laduree Stickers

I recently received an adorable Sanrio Hello Kitty package from my wonderful friend, Carla. She really spoilt me this one! Inside was a set of Hello Kitty Laduree stickers, a regional Hello Kitty memo pad and a cute Hello Kitty card.

Hello Kitty Laduree Stickers Package
The Hello Kitty Laduree stickers are adorable. They were released by Laduree under license from Sanrio. They are epoxy stickers accented with gold. As far as I know, you can only get them in Japan. They are dated 2011. I love them and am very grateful to have a set for my collection. :)

Hello Kitty Laduree Stickers
The pink one is probably my favourite, but I keep changing my mind. :)

Also in the package was a regional Hello Kitty memo pad dated 2007. Again, these are only available in Japan. Carla knows how much I love Hello Kitty regional items! I don’t know why, but I also have a soft spot for fruit themed items, so of course, I love the watermelon theme.

Hello Kitty Memo
The picture shows the two designs inside the memo pad. They are both cute, but I like the one on the left best.

And finally, there was this adorable Hello Kitty card:

Hello Kitty Card
It’s actually a pop-up card featuring a cute Hello Kitty garden scene inside.

Thank you so much Carla! I feel very spoilt! :)

If you like these Sanrio Hello Kitty pictures, especially the Hello Kitty Laduree stickers, please pin them to Pinterest.

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Mind Wave Favorite Sticker Sacks

Lately, I have been sorting and organising my kawaii sticker flakes collection. And believe me, it was about time! Everything was a mess and I had completely lost track of what I had. The only problem is, whenever I go through my sticker flakes, I have this really bad habit of buying more. I guess it’s inevitable! Lol.

Today I thought I would share a few of my new sticker sacks with you. They are from Mind Wave’s ‘Favorite’ series of sticker sacks. The first four follow a stationery theme.

Mind Wave Stationery Sticker Sacks

The back of the sacks show you the designs inside:

Mind Wave Stationery Sticker Sacks (Back)
It’s hard to choose a favourite, but I think I like the top two best. They look more fun to use for decorating pen pal letters. The clip stickers (top left) are a little on the small side though.

The themes of the other four sacks are a little more varied:

Mind Wave Animal Sticker Sacks
From top to bottom, they are Favorite Animal Sketches, Favorite Animal Stamps, Favorite Cameras and Favorite Tags. Again, the back of the sacks show the designs inside:

Mind Wave Animal Sticker Sacks (Back)
My favourite is definitely the animal stamps. Who doesn’t like stickers that look like postage stamps! :) I do love the little bunny rabbit sticker flake in the animal sketches sack too.

These are just a handful of my new sticker sacks. As I get more organised, I will share some more of them with you. If you collect sticker flakes and ever want to swap with me, I’d love to hear from you. Just send me a message through the Contact link above. Thank you. :)

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My Long Unexplained Absence

I am very sorry for my unexplained loooooong absence. I’ve missed blogging incredibly, but my life took an unexpected turn towards the start of this year and I’m afraid blogging had to take a back seat for awhile.

Don’t worry though, the reason behind my silence is wonderful! I am expecting our first child. My husband and I are absolutely over the moon. We are so excited!

Baby Pooh & Eeyore Soft Toy

I have been very fortunate with my pregnancy too. I didn’t have morning sickness (just some indigestion) and everything has been going smoothly. The only real issue I have had is extreme tiredness. I slept through a lot of my first trimester. Once I entered the second trimester, things improved, but I am still tired all the time. That’s my main reason for not blogging for so long.

I have found that I have missed blogging enormously though, so I am going to try to get back to it this month. I am not sure how often I will be able to blog or what will happen once baby arrives, but I hope I will not have to let months go by without an entry. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see how things go.

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Urouro Traveler Letter Sets

I found these Urouro Traveler letter sets in Japan last year and just thought they were adorable. They combine two of my favourite things – cute kawaii bears and travelling. :)

Urouro Traveler Letter Sets By Mind Wave
Urouro apparently means ‘to wander aimlessly.’ I love this idea. When we travel, we love to have plenty of time to just wander around and explore our location without a set timetable.

Both letter sets were released by popular kawaii brand, Mind Wave. The letter set on the left features four different designs while the letter set on the left is a single design set.

The first design in the big set is probably my favourite:

Urouro Traveler Letter Set Design 1
I love the map theme and the cute little north / south image in the top right corner.

The second design is perfect for fans of washi tape:

Urouro Traveler Letter Set Design 2
It looks a little like a scrapbook or travel journal with images of photos supposedly taped on with washi tape. I like how the paper has a grid pattern too, instead of the regular straight lines.

The third design follows a postage stamp theme:

Urouro Traveler Letter Set Design 3
I particularly like the envelope from this design and the different shaped stamps scattered around its edges.

The last design from the large Urouro Traveler letter set focuses on being a tourist.

Urouro Traveler Letter Set Design 4
It features a cute little bear with his camera going out and seeing the sights.

The large letter set also came with a big sheet of Urouro Traveler stickers:

Urouro Traveler Letter Set Stickers
I love the hula dancing bears! Lol. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to bring myself to use these stickers. They are just too cute!

I haven’t actually opened the single design Urouro Traveler letter set, but as you can see, it follows a very similar theme to the others. The envelope features a map motif, while the paper features three cute little bears at the bottom and the cute north / south image at the top.

Urouro Traveler Letter Set
I hope Mind Wave will release some more items featuring this theme. I’d particularly love to find some Urouro Traveler stickers…or perhaps even some more Urouro Traveler letter sets. :)

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Captain Hello Kitty Memo Pads

Did you know Hello Kitty has gone rogue? Well, at least for the Captain Hello Kitty range she has. I fell in love with these Captain Hello Kitty memo pads as soon as I saw them. I mean, have you ever seen cuter pirates!

Captain Hello Kitty Memo Pads from Sanrio Puroland
I believe these memo pads were only ever released at Sanrio Puroland in Tokyo, Japan in 2012. Not only do I think they are adorable, but I love how so many characters have been incorporated into the designs. And My Melody makes a great first mate!

Each memo pad has two different designs inside. The first features Captain Hello Kitty with her treasure on one design and the whole pirate crew on the other.

Captain Hello Kitty Memo Pads from Sanrio Puroland 1
The second Captain Hello Kitty memo pad follows a ‘Most Wanted’ theme. As you can see from the cover, Hello Kitty, My Melody, Badtz Maru and Cinnamoroll all have a price on their heads. The designs inside feature the same head shots as the cover:

Captain Hello Kitty Memo Pads from Sanrio Puroland 2
On the third memo pad, Captain Hello Kitty has a treasure map which, based on the designs inside, appears to lead to a huge yellow gemstone.

Captain Hello Kitty Memo Pads from Sanrio Puroland 3
The final memo pad features Captain Hello Kitty, her crew and her pirate ship. If you look closely, you can see her Sanrio crew scattered all over the ship and Cinnamoroll playing look out.

Captain Hello Kitty Memo Pads from Sanrio Puroland 4
Do you have a favourite Captain Hello Kitty memo pad? I can’t decide. I love them all! I just wish they made letter sets with this design! If you love them too, I’d really appreciate it if you would pin them to Pinterest. Thank you so much!

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Rilakkuma Sticker Sacks

I have quite a few Rilakkuma sticker flakes in my collection. Most of them are the common ones – Rilakkuma and strawberries, Rilakkuma bath time etc. I thought though that you might like to see some of the rarer Rilakkuma sticker sacks in my collection.

The first is a standard Rilakkuma sticker sack released by San-X in 2004. I haven’t actually opened it, but I believe there are 20 different designs inside.

Rilakkuma Sticker Sack From 2004
The next two sticker sacks aren’t as old. The one on the left was released under license by Sun Hing Toys in Hong Kong and I think the one on the right was given away with a magazine in 2010.

Rilakkuma Sticker Sacks
All the flakes in the one on the right are the same shape – the shape of Rilakkuma’s head. They are a bit like Mickey Mouse ears, but the face is wider to look more like a bear. There are different scenes printed on each flake.

It’s a little hard to tell what the designs are in the pink sticker sack as again, I haven’t opened it. I believe there are ten different designs though and many seem to feature Rilakkuma or Korilakkuma with a blanket.

I think this next sticker sack was also given away with a magazine. It is dated 2011 and comes with a fold-out cardboard box.

Rilakkuma Sticker Sack
This is one of my favourite Rilakkuma sticker sacks as I love it when Rilakkuma and his friends are given bunny ears. They are just too cute!

The next sticker sack is actually a cute little Rilakkuma tin with sticker flakes inside. The tin features Rilakkuma and his friends enjoying a meal.

Rilakkuma Sticker Flakes Tin
There appears to be six different designs of sticker flakes inside (two of them are shiny). Some appear to follow the theme of the tin, but others do not. There is no date on the tin, so I am not sure when it was released.

I quite like sticker flakes coming in little tins, but I’m not sure what I think of them coming in jelly cups.

Rilakkuma Sticker Flakes Jelly Cups
While the stickers inside look really cute, I can’t look at them closely without completely ruining the packaging. I am not sure if I will ever open these. I’m not sure when or where they were released either.

I do have one jelly cup I can open though as it has a proper lid.

Rilakkuma Sticker Flakes Jelly Cup
There are five different sticker flakes designs inside (two of each) as well as a big plastic sticker. They are not dated, so I am not sure when they were released either.

I’m very lucky to have found these Rilakkuma sticker sacks over the years. All of them came from collectors down sizing their collections. I wonder how many more I am still missing from my collection. :)

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Panda Cookies

These adorable kawaii panda cookies are another of the cute snacks I brought back from Japan last year. Up until now, I thought they were just too cute to eat. But, since they were approaching their expiry date, I thought it was time to open them up.

The label on the front of the box reads ‘sakusaku panda’ which I believe means ‘Crunchy Panda.’

Panda Cookies From Japan
As you can see from the box, the cookies inside look like pandas with different expressions on their faces. The back of the box shows more of the expressions you might find inside.

Panda Cookies From Japan
When I finally opened up the box, I found even more pandas staring back at me!

Box Of Panda Cookies From Japan
The packaging I saw when I first opened the box was actually the back of the plastic bag containing the cookies. The front is even cuter! I love the panda buildings!

Bag Of Panda Cookies From Japan
Finally, we get to the sweet stuff inside…the actual cookies themselves. This is what was looking up at me when I opened up the bag.

Bag Of Panda Cookies From Japan
This is just me playing around with them for a cute photo. Lol.

Plate Of Panda Cookies From Japan
These are all the expressions I got in my packet. Sadly I didn’t get all of them. I had hoped for some with the star eyes, but unfortunately, it was not to be. Maybe next time!

Plate Of Panda Cookies From Japan
The back of each cookie is just as cute as the front. This is where you can see the actual cookie component.

Panda Cookies From Japan
These panda cookies aren’t just cute…they taste delicious too. I really like the cookie part. The chocolate is pretty weak, but standard for most cheap chocolate snacks from Japan. I don’t think they use much cocoa. The chocolate is much creamier than chocolate I would buy here and not as sweet. I probably wouldn’t like the chocolate on it’s own, but it goes really well with the cookie.

If you ever get a chance to try these panda cookies, I recommend them. I think you can even get pink and white ones with a hint of strawberry flavouring. Yum! :)

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Disney In Kyoto

Regional Hello Kitty goods are abundant in Japan. Everywhere you go, there seems to be Hello Kitty memo pads, phone accessories or towels. And, I love it! But, what about Disney? Regional Disney goods are few and far between so I was thrilled when I found this set of three mini memos pads featuring Mickey Mouse and Friends at Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion). Disney has been visiting Kyoto!

Disney In Kyoto Mini Memo Pads
They are part of a ‘Disney On Tour’ collection of goods released throughout Japan. Sadly, I haven’t seen anything else released from this range.

The first memo pad features Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto. Both are wearing traditional Japanese attire. Minnie Mouse looks so cute with her red parasol and purple flowers on her head

Disney In Kyoto Mini Memo Pads - Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse
Goofy and Pluto star on the second memo pad. Goofy is pulling a rickshaw while Pluto appears to be climbing Kinkaku-ji.

Disney In Kyoto Mini Memo Pads - Goofy & Pluto
The final memo pad features Donald and Daisy Duck. This would be my favourite design, except I wish they were both smiling a bit more. I love Daisy’s kimono (purple is my favourite colour!).

Disney In Kyoto Mini Memo Pads - Donald Duck & Daisy Duck
It’s always nice to see Disney adapting a Japanese look. I hope they do more of it in the future. Strangely enough, I purchased these Disney memo pads at the gift shop at Ginkaku-ji (the Silver Pavilion), not at Kinkaku-ji. I guess you never know what you might find when you go shopping in Japan! :)

I hope you think these are as cute as I do. I’d love to hear which Disney in Kyoto memo pad is your favourite. Please leave a comment below and let me know.

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