Monday, August 30, 2010

i ♥ fredflare.

Why do I love Fredflare you ask? Well because everything is so cute! I'm big on cute things, and Fredflare embodies it. Their slogan is even "stay cute!". Fredflare carries a variety of carefully selected awesome goods. Only a few items are actually made by them. Unfortunately, I don't have a credit card and I don't live in Brooklyn, New York where their only door store is located, so I keep my eyes open for local Fredflare swag. Surprisingly Chapters carries a lot of the same stuff as well as Urban Outfitters and small stores downtown. This does give me some hope but often items are completely exclusive and inaccessible for me. Then on the odd days there are gifts! The only things I own from Fredflare are the mini golden elephant earrings (thank you sweetheart) and Pac-Man bandages courtesy of Hazel. I wear the earrings almost everyday because well I'm a sentimental folk and their cute as ever. As for the bandages, I treasure them like gold and don't let them leave their cellophane packaging. Here are some of my current Fredflare likes, in no particular order of preference:

Of all these items, I've wanted those PB & J earrings the longest! They're absolutely adorable and made by Etsy shop seller Komodokat. Everything is completely handmade by her, from smiling cupcakes and poptarts to smiling toilet paper. It's odd, I know but cute nonetheless! My top pick of the bunch would have to be these smiling milk carton and cookie posts!

If you would like to buy me presents, my fredflare wishlist is viewable here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

hola amigos.

Dear Hazel,

This blog is dedicated to you!


(this be me.)

So besides Hazel, hello to anyone else out there. My name is Amanda and I'm an oddball 16 year-old from Toronto, Ontario. I like shopping, strolling downtown, painting, saving the top of the muffin for last, listening to old music, collecting paperclips, clouds, polaroid photos, little crossbody purses, fringe, candy floss flavoured jellybeans, free samples, winter hats, high tea, cowboy boots, Flight of the Conchords, puppies and kittens, Christmas, the colour pink, the CNE, bokeh, tiramisu, stealing ridiculous amounts of paint sample cards, Nicholas, macarons, elephants, vintage shops, drawing, taking photos, sunny days, William-Sonoma hot chocolate, love, seashells, Hector, sparklers, receving gifts for no apparent reason, giving gifts for no apparent reason, colourful guitar picks, sales, and frolicking around in fluffy dresses. I could go on but you'll probably hear more about these things in posts to come and, who am I kidding, you really don't care. Currently on summer vacation, I'm being slowly immersed in boredom and seek a way out. This will be something to keep me busy, although school is starting quite soon. I've been meaning to start a blog for more reasons than one though. I wanted somewhere to ramble about my adventures, all the things I like but can't have, my shopping victories, and perhaps post the photos I take. My friends also want me to make a wishlist, although my birthday isn't until November, because apparently I'm hard to shop for. This will hopefully be a bit of help to those stumped friends of mine.

Hazel is a good buddy of mine. I inform her of all the things I mentioned above that I want to write about in my blog. I find "Dear Hazel" is appropriate since I always feel the need to write to her about, well everything. Write to if she lives very far away. She doesn't, by the way. I go to school with Hazel. But we email each other like long lost friends or pen pals of some sort. We're dorks.

Hazel has her own blog! Have a looky here.