Current Fav 5 Stationery

Just a few of my unique but useful everyday items!

Here are the items I talk about:

GLOO : Blue color glue that makes it easy to see where you’re gluing, then turns clear as it dries.

PEN w/ PEN STAND: Durable tip: No bend, No breakage, Consistent fine line width 0.4mm. 5 Color set: Comes with a stylish stand that allows you to store and display your pens

WEARABLE MEMO: Wearable silicone memo band, slap bracelet-style – Keep your notes close and wear your thoughts around your wrist

PEN CLIP: Keep your pen and notebook close. The minimal design that makes it easy to mix and match your favorites.

DOT PEN: Round stamp core. 5.0mm in Diameter. A twin-type water-based color pen that allows you to push Dots and draw lines.

Do you already use any of these? Would love to hear your thoughts! Thank you for watching and swinging by!!

Events at Paper Please:

Last week we had a pizza party that I got to create a postcard for with Güd Güd Goods (Best pizza in LA, no joke it was guuuud)

This next week we will be hosting our monthly bake sale!

We can’t wait to see you on August 29th!🍞 Our Get Baked Sale last month was so much fun and
the pastries/sourdough sold out within an hour. Yes, an hour!
So we have decided to keep this as a monthly event until the end of the year!

Next Get Baked Sale: Saturday, August 29th from 12-3PM

Sourdough from Toasted Loaf is sold out but will be bringing some extras to sell the day of!
Pastries from Piqueniqueare available for
pre-order too. Started last night so act quickly!

Some ideas on…

We have been home more than ever and possibly have watched everything during this pandemic. We have so many streaming services and it still feels like there is nothing to watch! What have we become. (thats another blog post)

Luckily the services put out new content every week whether we like it or not. I have a small list of things I am excited to see, but before I share those here are some that I watched and enjoyed. Maybe it’s something you had your eye on.

In exchange of me sharing what I have watched and liked, please share what you watched and enjoyed in the comments below!

Let’s go by categories:

MOVIES

PALM SPRINGS: This movie was most talked about during Sundance and you can now enjoy it on HULU. It is a modern day groundhogs day movie and even though it might not seem like its a reality, from us being home and having the same routine everyday…it kinda does seem like we are living the same day over and over. Hulu

“When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honor Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated as they are unable to escape the venue, themselves, or each other.”

KNIVES OUT: I remember when my husband came home after seeing this in the theatre and telling me how great it was. It is a crime drama/comedy. When it first starts out I will be honest, I wasn’t too interested in watching but the end is good. Everyone in it is enjoyable to watch too! Amazon Prime

“A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.”

HAMILTON: Do I need to say more? It was filmed in 2016 and it’s about time…the PERFECT time for it to be out. I became an instant fan and have been listening to the Hamilton soundtrack. Can’t wait to watch it again! Disney+

“An American Musical, it’s a musical theatre production. Specifically, one that tells the story of forgotten American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and his ascent out of poverty and to power against the backdrop of the American War of Independence”

DOCUMENTARY/DOCU-SERIES

13TH: If you haven’t seen this one. Just stop and watch. This is everything that has/is happening in the world and why BLM. Netflix

“An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation’s history of racial inequality.”

LITTLE AMERICA: Since my parents are also immigrants, this series hit home in a lot of ways. Inspired by true stories/events the actors reenact what the immigrated families have gone through their experiences to come live and work in America. Just read they are picked up to do a season 2 and am super excited about it. Apple+

“Little America goes beyond the headlines to bring to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt and surprising stories of immigrants in America.”

THE LAST DANCE: Currently binging with my husband and all I want to do is watch some more! We don’t even watch sports! We know barely anything about basketball. BUT we remember the time Michael Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls and it was an exciting time. Listening to everything that went behind the scenes is just fascinating. “Hard work really pays off”<- this quote is constantly going through my brain as I am watching this. Netflix

“Charting the rise of the 1990’s Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.”

MURDER MYSTERIES

I’LL BE GONE IN THE DARK: Where do I start with this one? There is definitely a trigger warning. If you are not comfortable with murder/rape then this is not something you would be able to watch easily. There were many times where I would watch this and just think about why and how it could’ve happened to anyone. Everything about this is just crazy and cannot believe it was real and took THIS LONG to catch the ….. HBO Max

“A six-part documentary series based on the book of the same name, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark explores writer Michelle McNamara’s investigation into the dark world of the violent predator she dubbed “The Golden State Killer,” the man who terrorized California in the 1970s and 80s and is responsible for 50 home-invasions…”

UNSOLVED MYSTERIES: I grew up watching this show, then Netflix brings it back in a cool way. Just from episode 1, the reddit crowd went crazy on all the theories of what might of have happened. With the internet and so many of us invested, we might actually be able to solve the mysteries!

“Real cases of perplexing disappearances, shocking murders and paranormal encounters fuel this gripping revival of the iconic documentary series.”

REALITY SHOWS

ALONE: It all started from Netflix ALONE Season 6. My husband and I watched it and got Hooked! THEN, we got our family hooked! THEN we found out the other seasons are on HULU. So now I am slowly starting from Season 1 and about to start season 4!I can’t stop! And all I want to do is test my survival skills out in the wilderness. P.S I would never survive LOL

“Equipped with limited resources, an isolated group of individuals is subjected to the harsh conditions of the wilderness and must survive — or tap out.”

INDIAN MATCHMAKING: Arranged marriage is so different from way back when. This show is just so fascinating. You start your date with marriage questions and money/family. Right to the point. No time wasted. I hope they do another season of it because I want to see if they all found love and how they are doing. Netflix

“Matchmaker Sima Taparia guides clients in the U.S. and India in the arranged marriage process, offering an inside look at the custom in a modern era.”

LOVE ON THE SPECTRUM: Another dating show is the sweetest show! These young adults just want to find love like anyone else and we get to watch them go on their first dates. The pureness and honesty of all of them are so enjoyable to watch. Their parents have been through so much ( I tear up everytime a dad cried talking about the struggles) and all they want for them is to find true love, a partner for life. Netflix

“Finding love can be hard for anyone. For young adults on the autism spectrum, exploring the unpredictable world of dating is even more complicated.”

KIDS

TUMBLE LEAF: Something about this show just calms my son down. Its a stop motion adorable series of Fig the Fox and his friends. It is the sweetest show and love it so much I don’t mind sitting with my son to watch it!


Tumble Leaf is a series aimed at preschoolers, set in a whimsical land where a small blue fox named Fig plays each day and discovers adventure, friendship and love around every bend in the path. Children will be enriched by these narratives that promote play, the fun of learning and understanding the world around them.”

THE FLOOR IS LAVA: Remember playing this game when you were little? Throwing all the sofa cushions on the ground and jumping from one pillow to another. It’s the most simple game show, and it works! They use real people (not muscle peeps that can do just about any super power move) The editing of after you fall in the lava is good too because it looks like they are sinking! Funny stuff and now my whole family plays this when they come over.

“Teams compete to navigate rooms flooded with lava by leaping from chairs, hanging from curtains and swinging from chandeliers. Yes, really.”

OMG friends. I have more but let’s stop here for now.

Please share your favorite shows! I am ready to start something new.

xFriedia

Everyday Makeup – July 2

Did a quick Instagram Live today and showed how I have been recently doing my makeup. Super easy and over within ten minutes.

Unfortunately the video disappeared BUT I have all the items I used and here is the list:

REN SPF30
Wonderglow face primer
It cosmetics concealer
RMK Powder foundation
Milk Lip+Cheek
My brow pencil
24h brow setter
Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow
Kat von D tattoo eyeliner
Mote mascara Natural 1

this is me everyday. minimum amount of work and im able to leave the house

Also am accepting questions to do a Q&A video!

Please leave a comment below or DM me in Instagram and will be making a new video with your questions.

xFriedia

Voyage LA x Paper Please

Thank you @voyagelamag for the write up! Starting anything isn’t easy but over coming the challenges are so rewarding. Who knew that opening up a shop in #ChinatownLA would be hit hard by a virus? Who knew that we would have to shut our doors after a month of being opened? Getting to share our stories during these times are hopefully helpful to start conversations about certain topics and to possibly inspire others whom want to start something new. Truly grateful for everyone/everything right now! For a small business its a very tough/scary time and sometimes we just don’t know what will happen next. ❤️I am grateful for the experience and everything I am learning during all of this.

Read the whole article HERE

Asian Americans

I have been watching the @PBS #AsianAmericans and it makes me feel so many feelings. Happy that so many strong beings have made changes to this world and mad that in ways we are still dealing with the same problems today.
Being Brazilian/Japanese and growing up In Virginia was’t the best of times. I had big glasses and somehow got categorized as Asian and at my lunch with other fellow Asians whom were from India. And when I moved to Japan I got categorized as Foreign, and got picked on for having big eyes or curly hair…really anything they could find they reminded me of it. Being mixed you never know where you fit in.
And now having a shop in Chinatown and dealing with the racism with the Coronavirus there is tough. How people can profile a Chinese American for carrying the virus is crazy to me. When I go to LA Chinatown I see more windows being smashed or vandalized with no one walking around during the day.May I add that when we went to see the space for the first time there were so many people walking around, we met tourists from all over and as soon as the chaos hit Chinatown was the first to feel it. Its sad. Truly heartbreaking to have another racist recurring pattern in American history to happen during times like these. We need to learn from the past and stop this racial hatred. I just pray this is over soon.

Brazilian Mother, our dog Pinga and me

Very Hard Week – April 2020

never thought i would cry on camera

Not gonna lie, it has been one of the hardest weeks yet. This quarantine is not sitting well with me and I didn’t expect to cry while talking to you guys. Thats how crazy my emotions are going right now.

Hope everyone’s week was/is better and is doing well being happy and healthy! Thank you for your support!!

Let me know what other content you want to see.

Glad I am getting back into scrapbooking, this really helped me calm myself down and focus on the little things that matter, my family. My son saw this and asked if he could have it! Now I want to plan on how I can get him started on his OWN scrapbook. Idea’s running through my mind.

Sending love,

Friedia

Toilet Paper Tube Spaceship-Quarantine DIY

Super easy and quick DIY to do with your kids is to use the left over toilet paper rolls from the #stayhome #quarantinelife All materials are things I had at home (dont even have to risk your health for going out to grab these things)

After we made this my son was playing with his spaceship for two days. Its like it was a new toy and we never had to go to Target to get him something. Kids are so easily entertained! Their imaginations are the best

Toilet Paper Tube FREE

Markers

Scissors

White Paint

Hot Glue Gun

Toy Box, Cereal Box, Cracker Box FREE

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