Tuesday, January 14, 2014

bath toys


This may or may not be in my bathroom...

I'd have to say that the very best thing about having a little place of my own... I get to be really childish and girly. Because, let's face it- I still have the heart of a six year-old girl; I love cute toys, dolls, stuffed animals, stationary, pastel pajamas and lacy little dresses. So more or less, my studio is probably going to end up looking like a toddler's room! But heeeeeey, it makes me happy. I think of it like this- I want my room to be magical. And what's more magical than childhood innocence? This is my vision, imagine it with me: tons of fabric on the ceiling, like one big, magical "fort". hundreds of string lights, like a carnival. little dangling bits and bobs- glitter stars, feathers, paper cranes. pastel colored vintage furniture. cute stuffed animals and dolls adorning my shelves. tea cups. candles. sweets...do you see it? It's going to be so magical. I've never really had this level of creative freedom, so I'm very excited to see what I can create. 

Anywaaaaay, so this is a Calico Critter set (or originally known as Sylvanian Families) and I am way too obsessed with it. Many people think that these originated in England, because they are VERY popular over there. However, they were actually created in Japan! Which obviously explains why I'm cuckoo over them. I first came across these critters many years ago, but recently rediscovered them at a local toy store and just fell in love. Although, it was like... "I loveeeeee this!!! But... what would I do with it?!" *ponders* *tries to think of reasons* *cries internally upon realization that it's not practical for a 24 year-old woman to buy $100 in small animal toys created for toddlers* 

But now, I have my own place... and that means I can do whatever I please! MUAHAHAHAHA. I actually have a few more scattered throughout my room, but I just loved this one for the bathroom :P

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  1. Omg that is the cutest thing ever!!! When I have my own place, I wanna decorate my house like this! I honestly LOVE your style and it is my dream to be like you. You have no idea how inspiring you are to me, so thanks Kalel <3

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  2. I love that for the bathroom! So so so cute!

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  3. Im sure Buki is gonna love it too hahaha in her mouth. But cute :)

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    1. I've trained her better than that! But it's a good thing that Pip isn't here! He would go bananas :P

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    2. Oh boys..... hard to train them huh? haha

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    3. Awww I love pip and buki♥♡♥♡♥

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  4. While your studio idea sounds magical, unfortunately it also sounds like a fire hazard. Imagine if one of the candles set the fabric hanging from the ceiling on fire and surrounded you with flames. Not to sound discouraging, just saying. :p

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    1. LOLOLOLOL!! The ceilings are really high, so the fabric will be nowhere near the candles. No worries!! haha :P

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    2. You should be 100% fine so long as you always remember to make sure that the candles are completely out and have no chance of lighting anything on fire. But you're an adult and know how to burn candles by now so no worries.

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    3. Kalel, even your name tells me that youre such a creative person. I am just like you about the whole fashion school and wanting to design and show your emotions and talents through objects in the world!! and when you say youre crazy that means youre actually starting to live your dream, not the dream that everyone else expects you to live, but your own dream, one that youll be happy with.
      I know you have big things still coming your way youll find a way to control everything, to keep up with everything and you will be successful!! From your biggest fan, have fun chasing your dream!!

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  5. Awww pip and buki are separated, were they close? Anyways I hope you're new place turns out great wish you the best of luck Kalel! Good luck
    -Sasha

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  6. Lol, oddly I just LOVE Japanize cats!! I got one in my local Tokyo Life Store and I got one that had socks on it *3* XD anyway, I'm more of a anti-social rebel, like, I AIN'T NO COMMON WHITE GIRLY GIRL! I'm a nerdy gamer who watches amazing pretty youtubers C: and cute kritters :D
    ~ Jewal B.

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  7. I love your creative mind! I'd love to have my own place and do this kind of stuff. I'm thinking of living by my own as soon as I finish university.
    I'm so glad you're so happy, i hope you find again your path and what makes you happy.

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  8. Do you have a link for this Calico Critter set? I am in love with it and I NEED to own it! I love your style!

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  9. Hey kalel! Could you help me out out? I'm trying to redecorate my room it looks like crap I don't know wat to do I kinda want to make it look cute without it being too gurly cuz I'm a guy.

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  10. I love the Mouses bathrobe! haha. Just make sure no one gets fond of that mouse and gets any ideas. (Yes, im talking to you Buki) - Jack

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  11. I'm just like that! I have loads of girly kids stuff and people always judge me for it! They're just haters lol. But real talk here, what you're doing has inspired me to make a change in my life and stop surviving and to start living! Thanks Kalel, you are the best <3

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  12. I just love watching you change and transform through the years. You are such an inspiring individual with SO many gifts. So excited to see what comes of all of this because you've always been such a style inspiration to me as well as an inspiration to never fit to just 1 mold. You go girl! :D <3

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  13. Hope you are settling in ok :3 I used to have tons of those critters when I was a little kid lol, they were just so cute and lovable!

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  14. I feel so jelly right now! How you envision your apartment is really close to how I want my dream room to be! Maybe when I'm older and have a place of my own I will be able to have a place that directly interprets who I am! You are such an inspiration to me! ^-^ (Btw I am in love with your blog! Every time I have free time in school I read and re-read your posts)

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  15. Wow, now I get a amazing picture in my head if how it will look. And I bet you will make it look twice as good, as I imagine. :D But is Buki and Pip staying with Anthony or with you

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  16. I can totally picture it! You should do a video of it when you get it all up and stuff. I adore this stuff too and the tiny little furniture and things. I was at Hobby Lobby and they had those big victorian play houses with all kinds of cute things to put in them...which I went googoo over! haha I also wanted to tell you about this movie I think you would enjoy if you haven't already seen it. Its called Miss Potter {Has Ewan Mcgregor and Renee Zellwege, who were also in a 1960s themed movie called Down With Love which I super recommend as well!} Miss Potter is about Beatrix Potter's life, who is the author/illustrator of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" books which brings me back to my childhood. I think it goes along with the whole cute, innocent factor you are talking about and its a really good story set in London in the 1900s. I watched it with my mom and we both really loved it so if you watch it I hope you like it as well. :) Thanks for sharing about the Calico Critters!

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    1. I LOVE Down With Love!! Cheers, here's to looooovvveee! So good!

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  17. Kalel, I just love ur style! I also love your personality! You are so......Frilly and Fancy!! I wish you luck in everything you do! :)

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  18. This does sound very magical! I'm excited to see how the final outcome will look! <3

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  19. I have some of those calico critters and i bought a little house and i got a little cat family and one day when i was playing with them (When i was younger of course) I laid down the "dad cat" on its stomach on the side and like 5 minutes later i saw it was gone. i looked everywhere for it until i saw my cat with with the cat in his mouth. my cat Ralphie literally picked up the "dad cat" by its tail and just started walking around the house with it xD it was so funny i got it out of his mouth and when i sat it down again Ralphie tried getting it again! Now that i think about it my cat has a fetish of toy cats... lmao! i had to share that little story xD if you read this kalel thank you for reading itand im sorry for wasting 3 minutes of your time lol xD

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  20. when do we get a tour of the new place??

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  21. So cute! I love the idea of having a couple of them spread throughout your house, especially in the bathroom. I may have to indulge and buy some too because I always wanted these as a kid. I especially loved the bunny family.

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  22. More pictures of your calico critter sets!!! They are so adorable and make me happy :) :)

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  23. Oh. My. Gosh. That. Is. Too. Fucking. Adorable.
    This kind of reminds me of Stuart Little!

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  24. Could I be any more jealous? Probably not! >_< Whenever I see photos of your clothing and your home I just want to reach into the screen an take it for myself. They always look so amazing. I also share your obsession for all the cuteness of Sylvanian Families. I go all glossy eyed when I see them in stores and my boyfriend has to pull me away before I fill a trolley and try pay for them with song and dance.
    It makes me happy to see I'm not the only six year old trapped in an adults body and I look forward to seeing more your amazing house photos. =^w^=

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  25. I CAN NOT EVEN WAIT to see how you decorate your new place!

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  26. KALEL! That. Is. So. Unbelievably KEEEEEEEUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTEEE! And what a vision. And that shower, and that cute mousey thing...ugh, that is all kinds of adorable!!! You have such a precious, intricate way about you when it comes to decorating. <3 My biggest decorating achievement is, um, I nailed many cheap things to my wall. Yeah. :p Mmmm, if you have a lot of stuff, shelves are a lifesaver! I think you're too organized to have that much stuff though. :p

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  27. So kawaii, Kalel!! The word picture you painted, describing your "whimsical wonderland" sounds absolutely enchanting! I can only hope (or rather BEG) that you will give us a little tour of your perfect fairy tale when you add more adorable features!
    Love Lauren xx
    P.S I totally approve of the little bath calico critter! I must get one :3 !!

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  28. Lol I love your blog so much! I always imagine what my future home will look like, then I realize how much it will cost...

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  29. This was such a joy to read kalel :) (also, when I typed I your name my ipad spelled it kalemari.. No idea why) anyway! I also may or may not have Candyland board game in my apartment :P. But this really inspired me to decorate my new place the way I want. I'm still a child at heart ^_^ thanks for this :) I can't wait to see your decor posts!

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  30. I absolutely love your girly creativity, Kalel! <3

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  31. Seriously your creativity inspires me and I just want to redecorate my whole freaking house now omg

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  32. OMG. . . This sounds like an amazing idea. I hope everything goes better than well in your new home. Can't wait to see it when its finished.
    ~ Bailey. R

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  33. THOSE ARE SO CUTE :) lolol I rememeber the really big dollhouse of them from one of your vlogs :) I love dolls so much! I most likely would have bought the whole dollhouse without considering anything else, but that would be if I wasn't currently broke beyond belief :p
    <3 victorique

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  34. Aww, i totally saw the calico critters the other day at toys r us and pretty much fell in love! I was excited to buy one and then i stood there staring at them for like 30 min trying to decide which one to get. Haha. I'm so stinking indecisive, it's ridiculous!

    Btw, I'm feelin' your vision! I immediately thought of Pretty Pretty Princess and 80's My Little Pony. : D

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  35. I think you have the magical touch use your creativity as therapy you have lots of fabulous ideas its your time to be a fairy princess in your castle go crazy girl there's nothing wrong with collecting toys you should see my farm animal collection I'm 33 & when I had my son I couldn't be as girly I had to lock my fairies away take this time to find who you are & be happy, all my love & support xx Liane

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  36. Girl these blog post always put a smile on my face! They are all charming, quirky, and to me they are all worded so well that it's like I can actually imagine you reading them out loud. Your tone and diction in your writing is something to be admired, your personality really jumps through the screen :D. And I think it's perfectly normal to splurge on cute trinkets such as those adorable toys. I mean just look how precious those things are, they just can make anyone's heart melt. I hope your evening is going swimmingly, and have a blessed day <3
    ~Shanice

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  37. I'm turning 21 and I am buying all the disney, ghibli and sanrio stuff! Just buy what you like and I think you're taste is amazing :)

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  38. A true inspiration! Now you're giving me ideas... My parents are not going to be happy about that. :P

    Maria Pol | mariapooolblogspot.gr

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  39. OMG! When I was 16, I asked my dad for Calico Critters plus a house for them for Christmas. I thought I was too old, now I know I'm not the only one. :P Nice post though!

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  40. Lol I need to buy all of that stuff

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  41. Aw, are these the ones that you were going crazy over when shopping for Anthony's niece? They are so adorable, and I can definitely see why you loved them so much. Can I just say that I love your love of all things cute? When I see a 24 year old woman embracing cute and lovely little things, it makes me feel less weird about doing the same at almost 19. It's totally not weird to be obsessed with your cat and kids' toys. We are cool dammit! Lol. Much love from Canada.

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  42. I love The Sylvanian Families :D I have a few scattered at my attic, so it's not used for anything, if you can write your P.O box on your and Anthony's Youtube channel or any other address I gladly send them, you have more use for it them than I have :)) I can remember I bought my first Sylvanian when I went in 7th grade :p And still haven't grown from my childish soul ;D

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  43. sylvanian families? pshh...*desperately tries to hide the fully furnished tree house full of little furry squirrels*

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  44. So how's buki coping without pip? Haha

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  45. Decoration is the best thing on the world. I really appreciate your way to think, and that has no better way to live in somewhere that you can made your own decoration w/ your heart. It came from inside, so doesn't matter your age, you just need to do what you want... What will make you feel awesome every time that you see!!

    Bye =D

    Anna

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  46. These are so cute! Im right with you there! Just wish I could be little and am able to just be surrounded with childish things. *sigh* I hope your apartment turns out the way it you hope it to be!
    <3 Ellen

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  47. You should do a video on your decor for your studio!

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  48. You should do a video on your decor for your studio! :)

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  49. Super uber duber cute toy set. I love it. I can honestly say that if I had my own apartment I would have these things all over the place. Me being 15 and a sophomore in high school, I'm always trying to hide that girlfriend side of me the lovs these things. Although, you can ask anybody who knows me well, whenever we walk past a baby section in a store, I go crazy. Especially over the baby shoes. I love them and I think they're absolutely adorable! Anyways (I'm starting to ramble), I love your style and i'm looking forward to more of your posts :)

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  50. kalel, I want to be just like you I'm gonna go to college and get a masters degree and a associates degree in measurement and geometry. Let me know if that is a good plan! (I am only 12)

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  51. aww thats suuper kawaii and perfect for right by the bathtub orrr on the sink counter area. Matches jjuuust right!!

    k.f.c. =P

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  52. I can't wait to see an apartment tour for this one!! I just love everything about your style Kalel!

    It will be magical!

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  53. I love all of your posts, they are awesome and i love reading them, but missing the youtube videos :( id love to see some more! but I am very jealous of you and anthony's life! keep up the good work :)

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  54. My love for everything Japanese and cutesy has been rekindled with your help!!! Thank you! :D I'm about to watch Shugo Chara again! I used to be obsessed!

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  55. Be careful. We don't want you ending up like Spalding and the antique doll collection in AHS: Coven

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  56. I think that most of us still have the inner child in us lol


    Ps I lovee that you have time to answer some of us back <3

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  57. your place sounds amazing!! cant wait to see how you put it together!!!

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  58. Too cute!:) I really home you and Anthony arent ending... I really enjoy watching you guys on youtube. I love that your relationship from viewer prospective seemed very fun and loving. Not to mention how cute you guys are with your adorable cats! Hope to watch soon:)
    --Marisea

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  59. I hope you and Anthonys relationship is okay!:/ You guys are completely adorable and your youtube channel literally makes my day! I really hate seeing stuff like this im sorry you felt as though your relationship was ruining you:( I hope everything works out for the best!:) For both of you and Buki and Pip.

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  60. Hey Kalel! Can you maybe please give us the plotline for your book? Or is it like one of those "believe in yourself" kind of books? Tell us please!!! (if you can obviously, I'm not forcing you)

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  61. You sound so happy in this post ;) And I can't stand waiting for pictures of finished apartment. According to you previous post, I can say that I completely understand the situation. I'm with my boyfriend for two years. He lived in Sweden at the beginning but he moved there without graduating high school and at the end of the day it came out he couldn't do university there because he would have too few points. After one year he moved to my place, we live together with my parents what is really great, but of course sometimes we'd like to have that independence. He's finishing his high school (he's 20), so am I (18 ;P), I'm going to study medicine, he want's to do something with IT. Half year ago we engaged and believe me, I couldn't be more happy. But as you said, living with other person 24hours 7 days a week can be hard - I have less time for myself now and I think that if only you had possibility to have rest, you made great choice - it's not the end of the world, it's important to start missing someone and fall in love once again ;D Well, in our case, the fact we both record on youtube helps a little, we share ideas but in the end of the day we do everything separately. I wish you good luck and making only good decisions, soo much love for you from Poland ;*

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  62. Hi!
    I watch you and Anthony on WatchUsLiveAndStuff almost everyday! I kid you not youre doing the exact same thing I want to do produce my own fashion label!

    If its not to much to ask, could you put up some videos of how to do it? You see I have no idea what to do or how to start it :(

    Thank you (I cant wait for your wedding, and hear all about it) (Gemma, Australia, Grade 10)
    Xox

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  63. I have a bath one too exept i have little bunny and her mum :)

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  64. Wow, your place sounds like it will be INCREDIBLE! I wanted to decorate my room kinda similarly last year but my mom said I'm too old for that stuff... I'm only 14 haha. You're never too old for that kind of stuff. Kinda like Disneyland :D

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  65. Can't wait for a tour/pictures of the new place!

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  66. Hows Buki adapting to the new place?

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  67. I hope your home won't have the creepy doll that you've shown us in one of your video with Anthony ! It will be less magical with it ;) Everybody keep a chilhood soul... some people more than other ^^ You're beautiful like you are Kalel. That's why we love you :)

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  68. I have never saw one of this critters

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  69. Aww! That is such an amazing idea Kalel! I cannot wait to see how your home turns out. Make sure to post a video when its all done ;) I am sure your home will be how you want it and will look magical (as if you're in a fairytale). You are so inspirational and my idol. I am so happy for you. It must be so fun to redecorate, take your time with your break from WULAS. Your life is yours, not your fans so i'm happy for you. I will make my home perfect when I get one (Don't worry, I wont copy!) You are such a lovely and beautiful person and you deserve all the things you have eg. Redecorating (which should be fun), dippin' dots. Remember to give everything your all (110%) and keep going foward, no matter how hard it is and don't give up and turn your dreams into plans and your plans into a reality. Hope you have fun ^_^

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