Disneyland Trip Star Wars Marathon Weekend 2016

I pretty much made it a fun filled weekend during the Star Wars Marathon. You can read about that adventure here. This has been my first visit since 24 hour day last year and my first time visiting since Season of the Force started. To say I was excited would be a vast understatement.

So much was going on in Tomorrowland. They add a new adventure in Star Tours. The old innovation building got a make over and the bottom floor is now known as Star Wars Launch Bay. There is a store, displays with vehicles, weapons, and costumes from the films, and greet and meets with Chewbacca and at the time, Darth Vader. He got switched out for Kylo Ren.

Tomorrowland Terrace has a Star Wars theme menu. Most of it is pretty good all things considering. At the time we only had the breakfast items, I had Bantha Blue Milk Bread. It was blue french toast and it was freaking amazing! Jaime had the Lars Family Breakfast Platter. It was eggs, potatoes, and bacon.

There's a new Jedi Academy show. The little ones can still train to be Jedi's but they changed it to include the events of Star Wars Rebels. I caught one of the showings while eating my Star Wars meals and I enjoyed it alot. The Seventh Sister is in it and that was really awesome to see.

Of course the one ride I was excited to ride was Hyperspace Mountain. They have taken Space Mountain and renamed and you are pretty much flying in space trying to avoid Imperial Tie Fighters while X-wing pilots try to take them down. It's such a fun and amazing ride. I mean, it still Space Mountain but with Star Wars added to it. It's only around for Season of the Force and I believe it's going on until May.

I know Disneyland is working on Star Wars land but I hope they add something equivalent to Hyperspace Mountain. I'm going to be sad when it goes away.

Jaime and I did ride other attractions like Big Thunder Railroad, Matterhorn Bob Sleds, and Indiana Jones The Temple of the Forbidden Eye but we spent most of our time in Tomorrowland. We only had 2 days in the park. I couldn't go in Saturday and we left Sunday.

We had such a blast and we actually went again for more Season of the Force fun.

Have you visited Disneyland for Season of the Force??? Are you enjoying it??? I want to go back!


Japan Trip 2015: Fushimi Inari Shrine

On our very first official day in Japan we took the train to Kyoto to visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine. A few people have told me about this beautiful place and I made sure we got to visit.

Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha) is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds.Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Foxes are thought to be Inari's messengers, resulting in many fox statues across the shrine grounds. Fushimi Inari Shrine has ancient origins, predating the capital's move to Kyoto in 794.
It was so beautiful and amazing. The trails just went on and lead us into a forest and it was nothing I have seen before. Of course, the farther into the trail you went the more spiders you encounter. I had to say "Nooooooope" after the second climb and all I saw were webs on every single tree. There were so many fox statues every where, the shrines were an honor to see, and just being in the spot was so calming and peaceful. I was overwhelmed by it all but I was so happy.

I don't know what more to say about this place except if you get the chance to visit Kyoto, visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine. It's just breath taking. After we made our way back down we found an area with food! I ended up buying Takoyaki and quail! I didn't like the quail but Jaime ate it all.

Enjoy a small selection of photos! We took so man photos! If you want to see more please let me know! I'll be happy to show off some.

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These photos were also giving me a hard time in my Project Life album. I did finally complete the spread and I will be sharing it in a future post. I just need more natural light so I have to wait for the weekend. 

Have you visited Fushimi Inari Shrine? What were your thoughts? 


Project Life: 2016

I'm back with another Project Life spread! I'm still working on my Japan trip slowly but I'm also recording my adventures for 2016. It's a lot to keep track but I'm having fun. I work on it during my free time which is limited right now because of the two jobs and crazy hours I hold.

This is the title page for my 2016 album. The page protect was actually 12 x 12 but since I'm working with 9 x 12, I sliced this one to a little under 9". Both pictures were left over prints from our Disneyland trip. It works because Jaime and I are Disney nerds and this album is abut our adventures which included a lot of Disney!! 

The 20 and 16 cards were freebies from Give a Girl a Blog. I made them shiny by running them through the Heidi Swapp Minc Foil machine. The quote on the bottom right which reads "Sometimes I pretend to be normal but it gets boring & I go back to being me." I felt this describes me a lot. The printable card came from Peppermint Creative.

On the back of the layout is a 8ish" x 12" photo of this huge bow and arrow that's along the Embarcadero Water Front. It's once of my favorite things and I had to include in my book. I then proceeded to stamp HEY THERE, and was going to add San Francisco under it but I don't have enough space. I'm debating if I want to stamp out SAN FRAN or searching the internet for smaller letter stamps.

Or I could just print it out again and leave it blank now that I know it won't fit with the size stamps I have. 

My plan this year is to do weekly layouts. Some of them have been random photos from through out the week or a specific event that take up the page. I took a page out of Kelly Purkey book and start the week with a solo a photo of me and add a tag with the Sunday date of that week. My weeks are Sunday-Saturday.

For the first week of January I add a photo of myself in front of the huge Star Wars display from my local cinema because I was still in full on TFA mode. I stamped the date using a roller stamp and stapled the tag right onto the photo. I added photos from New Years Day which we spent at a friend's house. All faces blur just because I don't know how they feel about being on my blog! The top left corner photo was a random shot I took that week. I found a NES and R2-D2 spray painted on the sidewalk. The quote on the photo was stamped from a Studio Calico stamp. To finish off the page, I printed out the General Leia Star Wars movie poster and stapled a movie ticket on it. We took Lilli to see it on the 3rd. I keep my movie stubs and I love using them in my scrapbooks.

I have a random card with a gold 1 on it to showcase the date & start of the New Year but the more I keep looking at it, the more I am hating it. I'm probably going to switch it out for something else. I don't know yet.

I'm still getting a feel on how to photograph my Project Life spreads. I did these this time on a white table and pull them out of the page protectors so I wouldn't have the glare like I did the last time I posted some! I'm slowly figuring it out!

I'm planning on sharing my completed layouts of the Fushimi Inari Shrine visit soon. I'm proud of those pages.

What are you currently creating? 


Small Goals {APRIL 2016}

SPRING IS HERE!!! Not like it really matters in San Francisco. Right now it's been raining one day, the next day it's hot as all heck, and then end of the week we get fog and low 50s. 

And with a new month comes a blog post with a review and new set of goals!!

March Goals:

 Discount everything on Poshmark - I discounted things but during the last week of March so hey, half a point to Slytherin! 

Finish the layout for Fushimi Inari-taisha in my travel book - It took the entire month but I got it done!! I have plans to share the layouts I created soon as well as the actual photos of the trip. 

 Clean out the DVR - I don't think I was too specific with this goal but we went from 93% (Hey there We Bare Bears!) to 45%. 

 Update my blog layout - Nope. I started testing some of the free ones I found but nothing was catching my eye officially. 

 EYE EXAM - Completed and I have new glasses! Also, my eye sight did not change! Woot!

Woot!! 3.5 out of 5!! I'm considering the DVR one completed lol!!! And now on to my small goals for April!

April Goals:

 Pay off one credit card - In case you missed it, I have gotten myself a second job to help me out because of my collecting and travel habits. I have no regrets and this is the life I picked. Even though I have been paying off a bunch all of March, I need to focus on just one for April. I should have some dinner money left over so April, I'm paying just one. 

Get my phone looked at/fixed- I have no idea what is going on with my Samsung Galaxy but I need to stop being lazy and take it in to Sprint so they can look at it. I keep getting this stupid flash message about not being able to remove some reference. Also, something is draining my battery quickly and I can't figure it out. 

 Set up all of my April blog post in advance - This is more of pick a weekend day and work on scheduling blog posts. I didn't blog at all last month but that's because getting up at 3am and ending your work day at 5pm, you just want to sleep. I want to get some stuff written up for this month.  

 Run once a week - I stopped running AGAIN. So starting small, just running once a week even if it's just on a treadmill at the gym. 

Here we go April!! I am ready for you!! Are you ready??

Thanks for reading! 


Five Fandom Friday: Geeky Tattoos I Want Or Have

It has been a while since I joined in on a Five Fandom Friday! Curious to what it is? Head over to The Nerdy Girlie to read more about it and join in!

Today's topic is all about tattoos, geeky tattoos.

I have 5 tattoos total and three of them are geeky. I have plans for more but like with everything else in life, you need money to get tattoos. I have a tiny fund started for my Star Wars planned one. It's gonna be bigger then all the 5 I have gotten combined so I need to save for it.

So here are my three tattoos and two that I want to get!

1. Bullet Bill

I am a huge fan of Super Mario Bros and I love the bad guys. Boo, Dry Bones, Bullet Bill. I ended up picking Bullet Bill because I can not hold white for the life of me. That sadly cancelled Boo and Dry Bones out since they have a huge amount of white in them. I have him on my right arm and it didn't hurt at all.

I did make the mistake of drinking the night before my touch up and that was just one big mess. Don't do what I did. Don't drink before a tattoo. It's not pretty at all.

2. Space-Time key and Future Silver Crystal

I am a huge Sailor Moon nerd! HUGE!! It was fitting that my next geek tattoo would be something from Sailor Moon. I got the key and crystal from the manga and it's on the top of my left foot with a chain going around my ankle.

Guys, this one hurt like you have no idea. Getting tattoo on your foot is paaaaaaain. BUT don't let me stop you from getting one. If you got plans for a foot tattoo go for it.

3. Musical Notes

I have musical notes behind my right ear. I love music and I was itching for a new tattoo so I got notes done. You can't see them unless I have my hair up and you are right behind me. Sometimes I want tattoos that not everyone can see.

And because they are behind my ear, it's awkward to photograph so no picture!

There are two tattoos that I have planned next!

4. DL-44 heavy blaster pistol

I am a huge Han Solo fan and I wanted to be him when I was little. Well, a mix of him and Leia... Princess Smuggler! I have an idea of where I want it and what I want. I just need to find an artist I click with.

5. Cartoon Sleeve

The other tattoo I want is a cartoon arm sleeve. I'm taking this old school though. I want to add my favorite characters from the cartoon's I watched in the 80s. Lady Lovelylocks, Care Bears, My Little Pony, She-ra, maybe a GO-BOT! I have really skinny arms so there is a lack of space. I need to narrow down the characters I want to use.

So there you have it! My geeky tattoos. I'm also thinking about getting a tattoo while I'm in San Diego during SDCC but Emerald City Comic Con always end up having a tattoo booth in the dealer's room and I have always been tempted to get one while at the con. I just don't know why I never get around to getting one.

Time for me to run around and see everyone else's tattoos! Have a good one!
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