Bring it cold weather! I’ve got my kotatsu!

♥ Love it! ♥ 

It’s amazing! It’s cute! It makes me want to sleep underneath!

I live in a small 500 sq apartment. This is equivalent to two bedrooms with a small living room/kitchen. The apartment has a little symbol that states it’s “energy efficient”. Far from it. There’s always a draft coming in. Also, it’s super cold when the climate wills it.

The “want” monster came out and wanted a kotatsu table.

And it was worth it.

I love doing things on the floor because sitting at my desk makes my legs uncomfortable and my feet super cold. Plus, who out there also love to sit cross-legged?

So built like those old fashioned Japanese houses (hah!) that allow the breeze to blow through, my apartment had the requirements to justify a purchase.

(づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ

It heats up to a wonderfully warm temp then it shuts off for a bit. The heat stays long enough if you have the futon that comes with it. Unfortunately, I’m using a twin-sized comforter and the sides don’t reach the bottom. (╥﹏╥)

Oh well! Still a good purchase! Pictures to come!

(・ω・)

EDIT:

OHMYGOSH!! The heating unit on the bottom is covered with cloth so you won’t accidentally scorch your legs! Awesome!! ╰( ^ ㅂ ^)╯

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4 days into working out

I’m proud of myself. I’ve been going at it since Sunday, Feb 26 without dreading having to do it. It helps to be motivated, and my motivation happens to be pretty dresses that I can fit into.

I used to like clothes when I was young, then when I was 10 years old I started to hate them since I couldn’t fit into them. Being a 12-year-old girl and finding clothes in the women’s department that could fit my shape did not help my self-esteem. I was doomed to over-sized shirts and started out wearing stretch stirrup pants1 and finally found some petite-sized big pants for myself.

Fast-forward to today – I am almost at my target weight, but that really isn’t of any consequence to me since I’m mostly interested in losing dress-sizes. I tried extreme dieting, but that didn’t help much since I’d bounce back and binge thinking it’d be okay. So, I stayed within +/- 3 lbs for a whole year.

I’ve been enjoying Japanese fashion magazines primarily because their frilly, cute, and street looks have captured my interest far more than what’s considered popular here in the dust bowl. They’ve even inspired me to create my own dream wardrobe I’d love to wear once I’ve shrunk to where I’m supposed to be.

I suppose I still love over-sized shirts that can transform into a dress while you where some sort of pretty leggings underneath. I didn’t know that they’d be popular once I got older. If I had known, I’d dig out those pants!

The other thing I have to remember is the fact that I am getting older. I want to enjoy things I like, and I have to be harder on myself to stay motivated.

Also, one of my other dreams is to be able to create my own brand/label to be sold. I’m pretty mediocre when it comes to arts & crafts since I am on an on-and-off relationship with my tools, so I haven’t really developed them. Plus, I can’t decide what I want to sell. Clothes are the most obvious choice, but I do love to make little doo-dads as well.

Look forward to more dress postings!

W.P.