Friday, March 29, 2013

Pretty Accessories

When I go shopping, I often end up buying things that have bow details on them. 
What can I say...I love bows! They are so feminine and pretty. 

Don't worry, I never wear them all at once (that's just crazy lol). 
Just one bow accessory per outfit :)

Do you like bows too? What's your favorite one here?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cute Coffee Stain

Look at this funny coffee stain that appeared on James' mug! Looks like a little bear doesn't it? So cute :)

Friday, March 22, 2013

Macaron Craze

My love for macarons started back in 2007 when James and I visited Paris for the first time. I was hooked after one bite of a Laduree macaron. I have never seen a cookie that was so pretty and tasted so good. I was obsessed but it was hard to find a bakery that sells them back home. They weren't really well known back then. That was why I had to learn how to make them myself. If you follow this blog, you already know how often I make them :) Nowadays, macarons are everywhere! They've become super popular and I really love all the macaron-related things that I've been able to buy lately. Here are some of the lovely items. There are more but I'll have to share them at another time. I really am obsessed! :)

I saw these trinkets on Bakerella's post last fall and had to get them! There were a few other colors but I really like these three colors (pink, yellow, and green) together. They were the theme colors for my engagement party and I also made macarons in this same color combination before too! These trinkets are perfect for storing my jewelry.

Btw, you can enter for a chance to win a raspberry macaron trinket here!

This charm with 3 tiny macarons was from Swarovski. I love the sparkly crystals. Too cute!

During our honeymoon, James and I stopped by Laduree in Ginza, Japan where I found all of these goodies. As you know, this collaboration was almost too much for me to handle. (I wrote about it here and here.) Two of my favorite things...together! I hope they will do it again in the future.

The sticky note set (on the left) is part of my macaron giveaway so you can read more about it here. I bought it at Paper Source and right now they have a whole macaron collection at their store! Go check it out! The little note set on the right was purchased in Tokyo. They love macarons over there as well :)

 I bought these cute kitchen towels at Sur la Table. I love the macaron tower on the right one!

Lastly, here's a towel that I bought at Forever 21 when they also had a collaboration with Hello Kitty. She's wearing a huge puffy skirt made out of macarons and there's a macaron on her hat too :)

Have you come across any cute macaron goodies? I would love to know! And don't forget to enter in my Macaron Giveaway if you haven't already! Happy weekend!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Macaron Day Giveaway!

Happy Macaron Day everyone! Welcome to my Annual Macaron Day Giveaway! I started this giveaway last year and is so excited to do it again this year. It's the perfect way to celebrate and share my love for these fancy French cookies.

I am so in love with the gifts this year. Can you guess what this pretty macaron is yet?

It's a cute macaron trinket box. You can store your favorite jewelry or any other small treasures that you may have. (Sorry, my wedding rings and necklace are not part of the giveaway! lol) I love that it's pretty and functional (and it's a macaron that will last forever)!

The other gift is a beautiful macaron sticky notes set. The watercolor illustrations are so lovely. There are 3 square notepads, 1 rectangular list pad, and 4 styles of page flags for a total of 480 decorated stickies.

Here's another look. Don't you love them? Enter for a chance to win both items :)

To enter (please do all 3 to qualify!):

1. follow this blog,
2. "like" little random happiness on Facebook, and
3. write a comment below

Winner will be announced on Friday, April 5, 2013. Good luck!

{Open to all countries. Please enter by Thursday, April 4th at 11pm EST. Winner will be chosen at random. Giveaway value at $23.}

Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Forward

Hi all! Sorry I've been neglecting my little blog here. I've been very busy working on a few special projects and also prepping for the start of the open market season. I'll share all the details soon! Happy weekend and make sure to stop by next week for a SUPER CUTE GIVEAWAY!!! (^_^)

*This photo was taken when we were trapped inside the house during Blizzard Nemo*

Friday, March 8, 2013

Fun Donuts

Happy Friday everyone! I love this picture of Disco Bob! He's posing with my favorite donut from Dunkin' Donuts in South Korea: the Chewisty. It's like a cross between donut and mochi and is so yummy. I wish I can get one now! Btw, did you know that Dunkin' Donuts started in Massachusetts - my home state? :) I didn't realize how popular it is in many Asian countries. They have such fun flavors over there too! Have you tried any different flavors in familiar chains while overseas?

Friday, March 1, 2013

Baby Shower Favors

 I had the pleasure of making 50 of these macaron favor boxes for a baby shower this past weekend :)

I was so happy to hear that the guests loved them. Thank you so much for all the sweet compliments that was sent my way! Definitely made my day!