My Favorite Things

Hi Beanzies! 

I’m doing my March post because I can’t be trusted to post anymore.

Here are some of my favorite things!

This was my delicious hipster/hippy/trendy? Idk which, breakfast this morning! I need more antioxidants and omegas in my diet and this has both! It’s a banana, strawberry, mango, blueberry acai bowl with raw walnuts and hemp seeds on top. It’s very delicious and filling! I wish I had a better blender (I use my food processor) but it will do for now! 

Kitties lounging in the sunshine. A forever favorite. 

Banana for scale

This post wouldn’t exist without my new washing machine. It holds… so much stuff. We would normally need to do two or three loads to do all of our towels in our old washer. WE CAN DO THEM ALL AT ONCE. We could barely fit our quilt in our old washer and WE CAN WASH THAT AND A SET OF SHEETS AND HAVE ROOM TO SPARE – MY LIFE IS GOOD. 

These two perscription medications have changed my face. For the past two+ weeks of using these together, my face has done a 180. I have better skin right now than I think I’ve ever had before. I’ve had two spots since using these to products whereas before, I was getting a new spot daily. I’m so so happy and grateful and I keep thinking to myself “Is this my life? Is this my skin?” Eep!

Lastly, my adorable kimono (I hate that they’re called that. They’re not a Kimono, they’re thin cardigans). It’s so cute and I love the siloette it gives me 🙂 

LASTLY for real, there a two things I couldn’t get pictures of. One is Beauty and the Beast. That movie was FREAKING AMAZING! And also my bidet. My bidet is life altering and everyone who doesn’t have one is a peasant scum. My butt is sparkling. 

My favorite days

My favorite days are ones where I get to wake up and drink a cup of coffee while I crochet.

My favorite days are when I come home and the summer Olympics are on TV.

My favorite days are when Grayson surprises me with chocolate.

My favorite days are when these boobahs cuddle on the couch with me.

My favorite days are full of thunderstorms and coziness.

My favorite days are ones I get to spend laughing with my family.

My favorite days are when you find out NBC buys the rights to play Harry Potter.

My favorite days are when I wake up to find a major yarn company has featured another of my instagram photos.

I may not have had your awesome week in San Diego, but I’ve had a really good week, Steffibun 🙂

Reading update: Me and Grayson listened to NotW in the car and he recapped each chapter to me to fill in the blanks when I zoned out. Chapter 23!

April Etsy Faves

Steffi! Ah, I ran out of time to post something today! But here’s my most recently favorited stuff on Etsy.

solar system bracelet – bloomyjewelry
Solar System Bracelet, Solar System Jewelry, Space Jewelry, Milky Way Galaxy, Planet Jewelry, Galaxy Bracelet, Statemen Bracelet

marauder’s map yarn bowl (this is currently being shipped to me!)- handpaintednerd
Harry Potter Marauders Map Yarn Bowl

bambi adventure ears – AshleysAdventureEars
Sweet Deer Adventure Ears

pokemon scene shadow box – Decor8bitArt

alice clay necklace – ZingaraCreativa
polymer clay necklace / fairy/ fimo/ clay / zingara creativa / alice polymerclay / alice

And…wait for it…


french kitty – StringologyArt
French Kitty

I know that last one’s your favorite.

Reading update: I was bad again and didn’t read. I’m determined to finish Alice this week though!

P.S. If any of you haven’t checked out my Patreon yet, please do! 😀

Who I Support On Patreon

Happy Tuesday Steffibun! I hope the rest of your Vegas trip was awesome! I am so excited to go at the end of this month!

This post comes to you in one part: Patreon. I wanted to show you all the artists I support! Patreon is really cool and I only pledge $1 usually because I want to support several people, but every little bit just means you love their stuff and you want to keep seeing it. But if you want, you can pledge more money and get some awesome rewards like the Carl & Ellie postcard I gifted to you! I also made my own Patreon for my crochet stuff!

Piper Thibodeau’s Art -They post digital art every single day and they have been for 1231 days. I get to see their work-in-progress images with the tier I’ve pledged to.

Li Kovac’s Art -She’s an awesome cosplayer who’s trying to do more digital art. $1 will give you access to sketches and works-in-progress.

Jessica Nigri -She is senpai and I will throw all of my money at her with no reward.

Dear Hank and John -Our beloved podcast. I give $1 towards Nars Mews. Sorry John. I can view their monthly livestream they do right before or after the podcast.

Karen Hallion Art -She’s an artist who does licensing work for Disney. She’s the one who drew your gift and she does the art for DFTBA games. Her work is often made into tshirts at teefury! I hope she starts doing more videos; it’s amazing watching her draw!

Ax Cosplay -She’s a very talented cosplayer and I always look forward to her new ones. She shares a lot of how she does things and has great tutorials. Plus she has a cute birb.

Katie Clark Art -Nerdy, rainbow art. What’s not to love?

Do you support anyone on Patreon?
Reading update: I was bad this week and didn’t read at all.

Hi Steffibun! I loved your last post, I really need to take care of my face like you do yours. I’m not sure I have the stomach to pay for some of those products though, haha. Anyway, I don’t feel like typing much so I just want to show you a few things I’ve been obsessed with lately.




Check out her instagram OMG


Adorable critters from Whimsy Calling

All of this girl’s cosplays are amazing, but I’m really excited for her to finish this Padme one! She even crocheted the hair bun thingys.

Reading update: STILL reading Cuckoo’s calling pg 334

What the Oscars Taught Me About Our Friendship

Dearest Steffibun,

I had so much fun watching the Oscars with you on Sunday! Thank you for indulging me and my slight obsession. Here’s the things I loved about us watching the show together.

  1. You drove last minute to your mom’s house just to watch because you felt like you were missing out on something in MY life. What did I ever do to deserve you? *uglycrying*
  2. We become lesbians. Exhibit one. Rachel McAdam’s leg.
    88th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
    Exhibit two. Galadriel.
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    Exhibit three. Kate is such a babe in her water/metal dress.
  3. We don’t even have to speak words to convey our feelings.
  4. Leo & Kate OTP.
  5. Here comes our favorite part. What does this have to do with our friendship? Because you read the first sentence as a line from PatF.

Also I just wanted to say how unbelievably excited I am that Leo won his Oscar!! I know the whole internet is happy, but I am especially happy. He has been my favorite since I was 9 years old. I still have this book about him that I used to write a book report; you know, the fancy kind with the page protectors. I even used the cover for a portrait project in art class. The pages are falling out, but I will keep it forever. I love you Leo!

And I love you too, Steffi! Bye!

Best Disney Owls

Steffi, it’s finally here. My TOP 5 DISNEY OWLS! I can barely handle this post.

Number 5. Pocahontas owls
unamused owls

Number 4. Professor Owl
Look how smart this little guy is with his suit!


Number 3. Archimedes
He gets fluffy-flustered! He’s definitely the cutest Disney owl.
owl fluster

Number 2. Big Mama
She’s so BIG. And fluffy. HOO doesn’t want a hug from Big Mama?

He was number one! …FRIEND OWL!
Easily the most adorably cranky and weird, Friend Owl from Bambi is my favorite. He is described on the Disney Wiki as: ‘While incredibly cheerful most of the time, Friend Owl is better known for his mildly grumpy attitude. He strongly dislikes the Springtime because animals tend to become twitterpated during that time of the year.’
Here is an excellent video compiling his owly-ness.

friend owl creep

Only Cephalopods

Hi Steffi, I’m doing an Etsy post today but it contains only cephalopods. I have a recent obsession with them.

Messenger Bag – NorrisLeatherworks
Octopus messenger bag

Pendant – FlyingCephalopod
Custom Made Cephalopod Octopus Pendant with Steampunk Embellishment

Tie – ScatterbrainTies

Mug – artbydebbielindsay
Cephalopod Mug with Nautilus, Octopus and Squid | Steampunk | Naturalist | Science | Marine | Ink Sketch

Art – WunderWalls
Octopus Art Print of Cephalopod on Antique Paper 16" x 20" Canvas-Wrapped Frame

Crochet – ea1701
Crochet Pattern: the Sad Cephalopod - Make your own cute amigurumi squid

Necklace – CABfayre
An Octopus Love Affair Necklace - Large 6" - Laser Cut Acrylic (C.A.B. Fayre Original Design)

Shirt – Shiloh Threads

Etched Glass Box – BeachwalkerBoxes

Otto – BrianKesinger
This last one is by a favorite Disney artist of mine. He does steampunk art and even does some tea paintings. His original characters are Victoria and Otto, her pet octopus.
Crafting with Otto - various sizes

15 of My Favorite Feelings

Kara, I’m taking all of my cues from Youtube lately.

After watching Hank and Este’s videos about their 15 favorite feelings, I couldn’t stop thinking about mine! So here’s my list:

1) Planning a vacation and the week leading up to it. I get so much joy out of planning a vacation: booking the hotel, planning when we’ll leave, booking any attractions, thinking about what I need to pack – I love it so much! And the week before my vacation, I’m in pure bliss. I cannot stop thinking about Andrew and mine’s mini-honeymoon/vacation to Orlando after the wedding and that’s a half a year away.

2) Cats. All cats all the time. Especially when they decide that they need to have a bit of a snuggle. I’m so mushy right now just thinking about it.

3) My bed. Whether it’s the moment when I slide into the covers at night or the eternal morning battle that takes place anytime I’m forced to leave, there is just no better place than my bed.

4) Except maybe my tub. My bathtub is my happy place. Me, a Lush bubble bar, a candle, facemask and my tub make for a blissful Steffi.

5) Waving goodnight to Walt’s apartment (waving to Walt more specifically, but semantics people). I never leave Disneyland without thanking Walt for letting me exist in his dream.

6) Disneyland. Waving goodnight to Walt gets its own category, because that’s so special to me, but Disneyland gets a category too. Spectacular things have happened to me there and I love everyone I’ve ever spent a day in the park with.

7) This is something that happened in the past, but I have to count it because going to Disneyland with you now is still just as wonderful. Taking Kara to Disneyland and introducing her to my favorite place in the world, and watching her fall in love with it as much as I do literally brings tears to my eyes. Going back to the parks with her now is just like reliving all of the crazy and wonderful trips we’ve taken together. All of my friends before Kara already had a deeply rooted love of Disneyland, like me, so showing her the parks and seeing her love it too will always have a massive place in my heart.

8) Getting to a movie early, prepared, getting a good seat, and watching the previews. If I’m not at the theater at least 20 minutes before the movie starts, popcorn and reusable water cup in hand, side snacks in my purse, I might as well not go; the night is ruined.

9) Food. Trying a new food and it’s amazing or going to a restaurant that you love and ordering your favorite dish and it’s perfect, just like you remember. Best feeling ever. Or trying a new dish at home and it’s delicious. Basically delicious food.

10) Baking and having people enjoy your baked goods.

11) Strolling through a bookstore with a hot beverage on a cold day, taking the book home, finding a cozy spot on the couch, and diving in. Or looking at my bookshelves. Or just books.

12) Good coffee. Really good coffee. Macy’s coffee.

13) Giving other people compliments. It’s the easiest thing in the world to do (because humans are so beautiful) and I love seeing people light up when I give them a compliment.

14) Makeup. Buying new makeup, trying new makeup, watching other people do makeup, feeling like a bad ass bitch because my makeup is 10 kinds of on point, experimenting with new makeup, doing other people’s makeup. Just makeup.

15) Last but never least, my partner in crime, without whom I wouldn’t be the woman I am today. I’m endlessly lucky, endlessly grateful, and endlessly in love with him. And to make it even more mushy, let me call him by his nickname: Monsieur Poopypants McStinkbutt. You are the poop to my stink and you have my heart.

Kara, I hope I see your 15 favorite feelings next week and I will see you IN PERSON LATER TONIGHT YAY!!!

PS Links to Hanks Video: 15 of My Favorite Feelings

Link to Este’s Video: 15 of My Favorite Feelings