Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Fun!

Good evening all!

I have had a great week so far and have some pleasant news on my end. 

  • I just found out I was chosen for the next Influenster VoxBox for review! For anyone that doesn't know what this is, it's a completely free site that you fill out surveys, post reviews and share information to up your chances at receiving a 'VoxBox'. These boxes are sent for review and they choose participants based off of activity as well as if you are in the target demographic for a select product. There are lots of badges to earn to increase your odds of getting a voxbox, this will be my third box. I am told it's the Carefree box, yes like the feminine hygiene Carefree. I've also received a Hershey's Kisses VoxBox in the past and a Summer VoxBox!
I fit back into it again! Yay!
  •  I FIT INTO ONE OF MY FAVORITE DRESSES AGAIN! Ahem...Got a little excited there...But yes! I am finally back in one of my pre-pregnancy dresses once again! I suppose it's true, nine months to put the weight on, nine months to take the weight off. I never noticed how vain I was about my own appearance until I couldn't fit into certain clothes anymore.This was all done with the success of using my Fitbit regularly, a handy little step, activity and calorie counter. I have been walking almost every day, using the elliptical a couple times a week and making sure I eat healthy. I don't restrict myself completely, Saturday's are free days and I can still eat some treats during the week but I make sure to stick with the proper portion sizes!
  • My fiance should be home tomorrow! -happy dance-
  • I got a few great ideas for new products to create for my shop. Now it's just a matter of making all these ideas a reality!
Today I am linking up with The Sparky Little Wife, she posts great reviews of subscription boxes! Go look at her lovely blog, you won't be disappointed!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

Hi everyone!

I decided to link up to Ramblings of a Suburban Mom with her 'Thursday Thoughts' and other weekly entries! What a great way to get me really motivated to update my blog entries.

So, my thoughts for today go as follows:

An example of the items in the large Sanrio character goodie bag.

  • My package from Kawaii Surprises Japan arrived in the USA as of yesterday, I am so excited! I got the large and small Sanrio Character Goods Goodie Bags and Apple Surprise Goodie Bag. I LOVE apple flavored candy, apple rings are my favorite and they are sooo hard to come by for me. Expect a review of this 'box' as soon as it's delivered!
  • I almost ordered from a different box, the Kawaii Box, which is more popular. But I'm glad I didn't, just a few days later a friend of mine posted on her Facebook that they stole her image off of her tumblr and posted it without her permission. She is Lolita, and had a super cute photo of her and some friends in their coordinates and Kawaii Box took the image, didn't give any credit towards any of the girls, and posted it with their advertising. I just double checked this morning and they have since removed the image, but I still find that shady. She is not in any way affiliated with them, and has never purchased anything from them either, so why would they use her image to advertise? Hmmm, shady shady.
  • Wiggles has started this thing for the past two days where she doesn't want to sleep, like...will lay in her crib and play or talk with random cries for 45 minutes before falling asleep for bedtime or even naptime. Is this normal?
  • I'm in dire need of a header at the very least, and I have an idea about how I want to do it. Downside? I can't find my camera battery charger! I know it's gotta be in this house somewhere, probably my studio...But if it's in my studio, wish me luck on finding it again! I have this interesting knack at losing things in there amongst the piles...

So, what are your thoughts for today? Anything interesting or good happen for you this week? Let me know!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Renovation - A New Start!

Good evening everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, I know I did. I was able to spend some time with family, playing board games and scored some awesome deals on things I've been wanting. Super cute shirts, accessories and found a great deal on a subscription box that I have had my eye on for while now!

Now, I know it has been ages since I've last updated this blog. So here's the thing, I am giving this blog a complete makeover. No longer will this be known as 'Sketchbook Moments', you are now welcomed into Xyroca's Cavern! This is because I will now be updating my blog regularly with entries and videos about all sorts of things, including my own creations that will soon be available for sale. What kind of items will be in store? My creations revolve primarily around fantasy and mythical creatures, with a specific focus on dragons. There will be sculptures, jewelry, and all sorts of other goodies that I can think of. Custom pieces will also be available for grabs, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!

Xyroca's Cavern will focus on much more than just my creations, this will now be the home of my thoughts, obsessions, reviews, trials, and so much more. This will be a look into my mind, a peek into my domain and a glimpse at my world like no one has ever seen before. You are welcome to pull up a chair and make yourself cozy as I welcome you here, and let it be known that I appreciate each and every visitor that passes by!

This means that my site will be roughly under construction as I figure out a new layout that I enjoy, add my logo/header and such, and already have several videos planned out! I will be reviewing two art products this week that I have been wanting to use for-EVER and finally got around to using them. Soon I should also be receiving the first of my boxes to review! You'll just have to wait and see which boxes they will end up being. ;)

Have a good night everyone, and see you tomorrow! <3