Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sweet Art Stuff

I'm back after my short sabbatical. I've been working on some other writing projects that have been taking up more of my time, but hopefully I'll get back into the groove of posting.

On Saturday, I got off really early at 3:30! I don't think that's ever happened before! I met up with Mom and we had an afternoon tea set. We were planning on going to this big mall, but we ended up just wandering around Causeway Bay. I bought a ton of reusable bags (they're really cute and about $1USD each) at Jardine's Bazaar.

There's a really cool lifestyle store called Homeless that was nearby, so I decided to show it to Mom. I really love the stuff they have, but it's way to expensive! I covet this silver mirror with duck feet, but it's almost $60USD. A bit steep, in my opinion. It's still fun to look though.

We enjoyed looking at the creative and fun stuff, but there were no cards. The first time I went to the store, they had a whole selection of cards and journals and stuff with sweet artwork on it. The cards were gone! Luckily, I noticed a sign in the stairwell that said to go up to the 3rd floor. We climbed the narrow stairs, and sure enough, the Wun Ying gallery was in front of us.

We spent a lot of time looking at all the cool things, but it was still a bit pricy so I decided to just buy two postcards. When I was checking out, the lady told me it was buy one get one free. I asked her if it was just the cards, and she told me that it was for everything in the store! Everything! They were closing down the next day, so it was a "removal sale."

I was quite excited. We went back over the shelves and I ended up buying two things. Mom even bought me two other things for my birthday! Since I won't be with her for my birthday, she figured she'd get it for me early. Although she did make me promise to wrap them up and open them on my actual birthday. I'll be so surprised...

Here are pictures of the loot.

This is a business card holder! I've been wanting to get one for awhile, but I never have. I'm excited to have SUCH a cute one. Of course, now I need a business card...

This is now gracing my ever-growing key ensemble.

This is the awesome postcard I got. It'll be in someone's mailbox soon. :)

Isn't this rabbit coin purse sweet? And it's even green! Mom wasn't so pleased when she later saw the arrow, but oh well.

I can't wait to serve cupcakes on this tray.

I'm pretty excited about my new finds. And they were a very good deal too! If you like the stuff, I know there's a store in Tsim Sha Tsui, although I don't know where. I don't think that one will be having a sale, though.

Side-note/Announcement: I am moving back to the US! In one month!

I'm pretty excited to see family and friends and be back home. I'm already making a list of food I'll be consuming on re-entry. I prayed about this a lot, and I really feel like God is leading me back to Arkansas. Crazy, since I never thought I'd move back there! Still, I'm excited about it and I can't wait to see what will happen. I think Arkansas will have it's own share of adventures waiting for me. :)

I already have a place to live and will be looking for a job as soon as I settle in. You know what this also means? I'LL GET TO GO TO A BLINDSIDE CONCERT!!!!!!! Yeah, I'm a little excited. Just a little.

I see this as a good time to reconnect with people and figure out my next move. Will it be working on a cruise ship? Teaching in Korea? Working in Alaska? I don't know, but it'll be fun to find out.


  1. Those are super neat finds, Laura! I think this is the first time I've ever read your blog. I like the bright background.

    Hey, that's great that you're moving back!

  2. Haha, thanks for reading Meloday! And yes, I'm very excited! Hopefully we can meet up sometime.

  3. Laura,
    just caching up on your blog. this is all so great. looks like you had fun in taiwan. Also, love all the art stuff you got from that store. soo cute. and arkansas? craazy! You'll have to let me know how that goes. who are you living with?

  4. I did have fun! And I'm pretty happy about my finds. I'll be living with Rosey C and Katelyn B on Main Street! That should be fun times. :D You're welcome to come and crash anytime!


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