Hey Yo Yo

Yesterday was our baby shower day! Aww it was soo fun. I want to do it again and again :P We had it here in our loft apartment with our lovely friends’ help (THANK YOU SO MUCH, Mio & Masa!!), it was nothing traditional, coed brunch party just like we wanted :)

I ordered these cute cupcake liners, baking cups and paper bags (aw, the paper bags didn’t get to use, but will be used later!) from Hey Yo Yo — great party supplies shop on etsy! I visited their shop many times prior and wanted to get each one of them, they are all just so cute and fun, makes me want to throw a party all the time!

If you are planning on even a little get together, I would suggest just looking at their shop to get an idea or purchase something fun for your special/non-special occasion :)

Photos from the shower will follow later…

Origami Origami

When I visited Kinokuniya book store last Friday, I saw so many great stationery and paper goods besides Japanese books. And I had to get this “Origami” (in Japanese below, it says “Origami Origami”) — isn’t this so cute?!

Comes with a lot of everyday-use origami instructions like these:

and it comes with so many cute and fun patterns, I wanted to get more, but the ones I liked were all gone… but this polka-dots & bunny stickers sure came home with me :)

Hope you had a nice weekend… let the new week begin!

DIY: Pompoms From Cupcake Liners

When I saw this image below on Design*Sponge last week, I was all over it. So cute, fun and oh my god, it’s made out of cupcake liners and I can make one, too?! (see the whole post for direction on how to make one) I immediately bookmarked thinking I’m going to make this someday… someday really soon… (hint to myself: my birthday is coming up next month.)

(image via Design*Sponge)

and then, I found these really cute cupcake liners on HeyYoYo shop (great shop by the way, you get inspired by looking at everything there!) — now I am seriously obsessed.

These will be great on weddings, baby showers, birthdays… any parties! :) Do you know of anywhere I can get more lovely cupcake liners? If so, let me know! xo Hijiri

Christmas Tree 2010

Happy Friday! How was your week?! Did yours fly as fast as mine did? The only time I felt like the time had stopped was whenever I looked at our Christmas tree that we put up last weekend. It’s been making me happy every single day ever since! This year, it’s not against the wall so we can see it 360º and that means more ornaments to hang :) I wanted it to be really full so I put up all the ornaments from previous years plus I got some new ones for the year!

New this year: Chinchilla ornament (well, I think it is a rabbit, but it really looks like our chinchillas!) from Anthropologie.

and Dachshund ornament from Jonathan Adler. (A second I saw it came out, it was already our new ornament for the year!)

I got few polka dots glitter ornaments from Crate and Barrel. They are so cute :)

and stars, too.

A back of our tree:

and this snowman sitting on a snowflake is still one of my favorites :) I got him in Hayes Valley shop in San Francisco, they had the best ornaments every year, I want to go back there for the holiday season someday again…

If you have your Christmas tree photos up somewhere, I’d love to see, please tell me the link in the comment section! Happy Tree decorating!