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5 Fandom Friday: Comfort Foods That Always Make Me Feel Better

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I missed last week’s 5 Fandom Friday because I was working on my Mabel Pines Halloween costume! My thumb is still sore from all the hand sewing I did. Ugh! I’ll be doing a little post about my costume this weekend though. But anyhow, the theme last week was “The Halloween Candy I Always Hope for When Trick-or-Treating,” so I’ll go ahead and list my favorites really quickly: Twix, Tootsie Pops, Dots, Whoppers, and Starbursts.

And now, onto today’s list of my favorite comfort foods! And for anyone who knows me personally, then it’s no surprise that there’s going to be a lot of chicken and pesto, and pictures of food with toys.

1. Sandwiches

Oh, sandwiches. Sammies. Sandoozles. Adam Sandlers. Whatever you call ’em, I love ’em! I’m quite fond of anything that involves chicken and pesto, but I also love turkey sammiches with avocado and tomatoes. Other sammich fillings I like are sprouts and cucumbers.

2. Waffles

Waffles are like pancakes, but with more depth. Ha! Get it? If you throw some chicken on them too, I’m down for that as well. And of course, I absolutely LOVE Belgian style waffles with strawberries and whipped cream. Om nom nom.

3. Pizza

Pizzas are basically hot, open-faced sandwiches. Am I right? My favorite toppings are chicken, artichoke, and pesto. Duh.

4. Cookies

As much as I love cheesecake, tiramisu, and macarons, cookies are my favorite dessert to turn to when I’m in need of comfort. Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodle are my ultimate favorites, but I’m not opposed to ANY kind of cookie (except for the burnt kind, ew) — not even oatmeal raisin. I don’t know why it gets such a bad wrap. I mean, just because it has raisins doesn’t mean it should be condemned! Just gimme a cookie and I’m a happy camper.

5. Dole Pineapple Whip

My list wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t add something from the Happiest Place on Earth’s endless menu of delicious treats. Dole Pineapple Whip is one of my favorite things to get at Disneyland, which is basically my home away from home! Being at Disneyland alone is comforting enough, but when you throw food into the mix, it only makes it that much better. Dole Whip can be found at fro-yo places sometimes, which is nice because then I can always get that little bit of Disney even when I’m not there. But let’s be honest: Dole Whip tastes MUCH better when you’re eating it at Disneyland. 🙂

What are your favorite comfort foods, my little ponies?

Cheers,
Nina

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Tsum Tsum Day My Prince Will Come

When my sister and I went to Disneyland for a second round a couple weeks ago, I decided to do a little Snow White Disneybound since I packed this outfit (the dress was actually in an outfit post last year). It’s not a completely obvious bound, or maybe it’s more of an “inspired-by” outfit… but whatever. I like it! I borrowed my sister’s red bow headband (which she got for her Hipster Snow White costume last year), and brought my little Snow White Tsum Tsum (pictured below). Isn’t she darling?! I had been searching high and low for these damn little Tsum Tsums since they were released during the summer, and my mom surprised me with this cute Snow White one. Fun fact: She had no idea Snow White was my favorite. She just picked her on a whim. I started off with a medium sized Minnie that I got back in August, and then I got Daisy a few days after my mom gave me Snow White — after my trip I added 8 more Tsum Tsums to my collection, and I still want more!

In case you’re scratching your head and wondering what the hell a Tsum Tsum is, let me tell you! They’re these SUPER KAWAII stackable plushies that were first released in Japan (go figure, Japan is like the capital of all things adorable), and they come in three sizes: large, medium, and mini. And of course, there’s also a really fun and addicting Tsum Tsum game that you can download on your iPhone/iPad or Android by Line!

I’ve seen that some of my Instagram buddies are playing/collecting Tsum Tsums too! What about you ponies? Have you started a tiny army of adorbleness too?

Cheers,
Nina

PS: I feel like my Snow White game is on point in this selfie I took the day after my Disneyland trip…

dress: Fun & Flirt // cardigan: Gap // belt: Merona (thrifted)
headband: Claire’s (buy here) // shoes: Bass
necklace: Wonderground Gallery
glasses: Derek Cardigan (buy similar here)
Snow White Tsum Tsum: Disney Store (buy here)

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The Funday Post

Salutations, my little ponies! I had an idea to start a weekly post featuring links to things I find amusing, fun, and adorable on the web. Thus, The Funday Post! This’ll occur every Sunday, hence the wordplay. Oh, and don’t be surprised if a bunch of quizzes from Buzzfeed (or anything from Buzzfeed for that matter), Play Buzz, and whatnot show up each week because I basically live for those things. I hope you all enjoy!

♥ I still can’t get over Benjamin McKenzie’s and Neil Patrick Harris’ family’s Halloween costumes. Perfection!

♥One of my favorite bloggers, Diana of Our City Lights, was interviewed by the BBC about her love of Hello Kitty!

♥ Amy Poehler’s Reddit AMA is filled with nuggets of gold.

Doge Weather is the best way to look up what the weather’s like in you neck of the woods.

Literary Starbucks = best Tumblr page EVER! Each post is written in the style of a famous author and how they would order a beverage from the infamous coffee joint.

♥ This quiz to see if you know all the words to “A Whole New World” sparked some controversy in the comments because of one specific lyric. That being said, I got 20/20 correct. 🙂

♥ My sister had me watch the Fung Bros’ “18 Types of Asian Girls” video and nearly died from laughter! Some of them were just so spot on. I identified with 6 out of the 18 types: Good Asian Girl, Geek Asian Girl (some of the things with that one weren’t as spot on for me, but still), White Washed Asian Girl (alt/indie rocker), Hipster Asian Girl, Forever Single Asian Girl (I really need to lower my standards, but single life is what I’m about at the moment), and Foodie Asian Girl (you’ve seen my Instagram account, right?).

Which Badass TV Lady Are You? quiz. My result was Leslie Knope from Parks & Recreation. I identify more with Liz Lemon, but I love Leslie and she shares my love for Harry Potter, ponies, and waffles, so I’m content.

Cheers,
Nina