Monday, February 17, 2014

my happy place


I don't have a happy place… but I can certainly create one.

PROGRESS, my friends!!! PROGRESSSSS.
 I am currently 78.2% complete on Project: Kalel's Happy Place, and I am feeling quite satisfied! …or should I say, happy? haha :P But yes! Things are comin' along! 

So this is my desk area. I got the desk for $70 at a flea market, and painted it lilac. My computer is covered in crazy little kawaii stickers (which I justified doing because I chipped my computer screen during moving, *sad panda* but oh well, let's put a shit ton of stickers on it!!!!!). I use a cute little notepad as a mousepad, and I typically write some kind of inspirational message on it… since it's basically a fucking miracle if I get out of bed each day. Inspirational quotes are like my fuel; they just keep me going… hahaha. Then we also have a REALLY old antique lamp, which, actually doesn't even work- but I love it. It sits on top of my treasured Walt Disney biography. He is my ultimate idol… his work ethic is just insane. Then I also have some gel pens in a silver cup… a ridiculous My Melody calculator from Tokyo… my weekly to-do list… a Tiffany's box which I keep paperclips, etc… Then just some fashion books, stationary, knickknacks, markers, candle (my beloved Pineapple Creme Puff, OMGGGG)…

Oh and then there is Misa! My little alpaca. She's not a real Alpacasso. When I bought her, I was under the impression that she was… but she's a fraud. Still cute, and I love her… but I hate supporting companies who are ripping off other designers. BURN IN HELL!!!! hahaha, I'm so sweet. But anyway, she originally came wearing a tacky-ass leopard scarf, but I helped a girl out and cut that shit off and gave her a shiny mint bow. 

My stool is a little too wide for the toddler-sized chair space that my desk provided me with… but it works. I got it from etsy and I loveeeeee it. 

That's about it for my desk area. It sits in front of a window, so soon I will be hanging curtains behind it. But my curtains are a DIY project. I plan to do a video on them, but it will probably be awhile! There's just so much that I'm trying to get done right now. Today, I went and bought 60 yards of soft white fabric and am preparing to transform my room into a fort. I am VERY excited for this. Crossing my fingers that it works out.

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  1. It's looking fabulously cute! ♡ Looking forward to seeing more (inspirational as always) spaces that you have decorated! ♥♥♥

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    1. thank you!! *^_^* I will certainly be posting more of my little projects soon!

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  2. Oh my God! Where can I get a little alpaca like that!? >.<

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  3. Good luck on your room, Kalel! I wish I could live with you hahaha is that weird?

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  4. This is so great! I hope I can make my own little space with all my style the way you're doing now Kalel, this awesome, and I'm really happy for you!!

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  5. Reading your blog posts absolutely make my day!! You have such a quirky, cute, sassy, and hilarious way to word everything that's going on in your life! Like I've never felt better after reading about a desk UNTIL I read this post :D! You just have a perfect way of making life seem fun, please keep this trait for years to come because its such a charming aspect about you. I'm looking forward to seeing your apartment-tour, and now a DIY curtain video! I hope you're having a blessed evening, Peace <3
    ~Shanice :)

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  6. It's kind of far away from now... but i hope you know that I'm going to be stealing ALL of these ideas for college and onward after that lol! Love love love!

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  7. You are so creative! This inspires me to make my desk area kawaii like yours <3 I just wanted to say, Kalel, you are amazing c: You are my inspiration and you make me smile everyday

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  8. Kalel, I've been stalking your blog like crazy recently, because I can't help myself and it's just TO DAMN CUTE FOR ME NOT TO! I'm really interested in seeing how this tent thing goes. I hope it all works out for you!

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    1. I just finished it today! I'm pretty happy with it!! I'm waiting for my lights to get here and then I will show you guys! :)

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    2. EEK!! I cannot believe you replied to me! Thanks for that and Im excited to see your tent also! :)

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  9. So cute! Ahhh! And forts are awesome :D

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  10. I love your desk! Its so cute, unfortunately I can never come up with cute things to do with my desk so it ends up looking blank and boring. Haha! I wish I had your sense of decorating!
    xx
    aarikacaryn.blogspot.com

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  11. Your desk looks so cute! I can't wait to see your whole home!

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  12. I swear, everything you own is absolutely adorable. The pastel theme of your apartment is to die for. I'd give anything to be your new best friend and go shopping and decorate with you ;_;
    Here's hoping you complete your happy place soon ^-^

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  13. I love this! You are so talented and very inspiring! Love your blog, girl:)

    http://bebold-bebeautiful.blogspot.com/?m=1

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  14. Your desk is the cutest ever! I love how everything is coming together :)

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  15. I love your desk so much! Its so cute and i love your decorating skills!

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  16. Haha! I love this! It is so cute and it just makes me happy looking at it :P I'm looking forward to a house tour when it's done (hint hint). You're a big inspiration Kalel, love you :3

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  17. so cute! <3

    littleb17.blogspot.com.es
    xoxo

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  18. I am so obsessed with this! Do you mind telling me what Flea Market you got the desk from? I live in Los Angeles and have been to a few but everything is overpriced, not even worth the haggle honestly. Thanks! <3

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    1. Yeah! I go to the Melrose Post! It's really hit or miss, but some days I find SO much!!!

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  19. Ahhh can't wait to see the finished result!!! I'm sure that it will look beyond awesome, lovely and unique!!!
    Sending you love and patience, which you will need as you won't let anything go unless it's perfect ;p !!!
    ♥♥♥

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  20. Omg your desk is so kawaii!!! <3 I can't wait to see what your room will look like as a fort lol.

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  21. It's so adorable, what a lovely place to work xoxo

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  22. Your desk area is so cool and CUTE! And I like the sticker idea, it is so creative!!

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  23. Your lamp looks like the animal crossing lamp "Rococo Lamp"


    http://moridb.com/items/furniture/rococo-lamp

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  24. Your room is gonna look so kawaii when it's done I think so :3 The alpaca is so cute!

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  25. Um, Walt Disney is your "idol"? I suppose it's one thing to appreciate his work ethic, but it's entirely another to idolize an incredibly racist and anti-Semitic man...your ignorance never ceases to astonish me.

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    1. I've read a 500 page book about him, and you think I'm ignorant on the subject? Just because you say someone is your idol, doesn't mean you agree with everything that they have said and done in their life. Regardless of his views, he was an amazing talent. Naturally, someone wanting a creative career is going to idolize a creative genius, such as Walt.

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    2. I honestly still don't understand why people come to your blog just to nitpick on the dumbest of things and be negative towards you, like how the hell is that person going to find offense to you enjoying Walt Disneys work, so do THOUSANDS OF OTHER PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD! God haters are so pessimistic, always trying to find a fault in everything. Just ignore them Kalel, keep doing your thing because you're an amazing person but sadly some individuals just can't crawl out of their dark hole of hatred to see that. Have a blessed day Kalel, Peace <3

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    3. Anyone who believes Walt Disney was anti-Semitic and racist has not done their research.

      Of course the social/work structure of the Disney studios was much different to how it would be today, but it was the times. No, it doesn't make it okay, but it doesn't single Walt out to be a flaming racist. And, the Disney studios progressed very quickly with the times in comparison with other businesses. By the time the 50s rolled around, women who had originally only been allowed to work in the ink and paint department because animating was a man's job were suddenly working in the animation department, because Disney realized he had very talented women working for him who could be better placed. There were also a number of Jewish people and coloured people working at the studio by the 50s.

      Just...educate yourself.

      http://www.cartoonbrew.com/disney/fact-checking-meryl-streeps-disney-bashing-speech-94380.html

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    4. So you are saying that kalel is ignorant when you are here insulting her and her idols? You sir or ma'am are a jerk.

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    5. really? the worst type of person is the type that judges people for who they are and what they like.so i will have no guilt in sayin to you that you are a jerk, sir/ma'am.

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  26. Kalel I love you! You're perfect! You're basically exactly what I want to be when I grow up. Will you please post a makeup tutorial of your makeup in the apartment haul! Please teach me how to do it!

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  27. Your amazing , love your posts & OMG your Mac is amazing ♥ By the way I have a fashion & advice blog , if you checked it out it would mean loads to me Xxx Planetjoyce219.blogspot.com

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  28. I love that walt disney is your idol =] He's 100% my hero and everything him and the walt disney company stand for inspire me so much <3

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  29. Omg Kalel , I am in loved with you [no homo!!] lol! You are amazing and such a charming person, I wish having you in my life. I literally check your blog nearly everyday...[no lifer, or a professional stalker? ;)].Alright I sound like a total creep right now...sowwy. Anyway just want to say how great you are and I admire the things you do, inspiration indeed,keep up with the good work and loads of love for out kitten, erm...leader, Love love love, kiss!
    Take Care! <3

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  32. Your entire apartment is just too goddamn cute. I live with a Sailor and his buddies like to come over all of the time so I could NEVER get away with a place that cute and girly! You should do an apartment tour video when it's all completed! :D

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  33. I wish I was that organized. My desk is a MESS.

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  35. That is the cutest area desk ever! :P I really love the color scheme

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  36. This is absolutely amazing. Kalel keep up the great work your such an inspiration!!! I love you SOO much

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  37. the perfectness of this pains me

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  38. Love this so much!! Can't wait to see some more posts about your decor! Even progress :) I love stuffed animals too and I'm 24 lol

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  39. Haha this post made my day xD! "But anyway, she originally came wearing a tacky-ass leopard scarf, but I helped a girl out and cut that shit off and gave her a shiny mint bow."
    I never thought I'd be so obsessed with a blog! Keep doing what you are doing!

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  40. I want to buy a new Mac Desktop and yours is just perfect size. What size would that be thanks! :3

    - A fellow kitty lover :3 (Im back hehe :D)

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  41. !Hello Kalel!
    I'm making a blog too and I kind of follow your blog style for mine, but don't worry, it's nothing the same. I would like to know how you put that "home fashion decor...etc" thing.
    Sorry for my english, i'm argentinian and i'm not using any traslator haha.

    Also I love your desk. It's the cutest!

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  42. The work space is adorable. ^_^
    The alpaca reminded me of Reese from the re-tails shop in Animal Crossing (knowing you like the game I thought that might've been the reason you bought it).

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  43. I love how you refurbished (not sure if that's correctly applied in this paint job situation haha!), and old pieces of furniture and brought it to life, such an adorable life might I add. Everything just correlates in this space and I can't wait to see more of your happy place!
    xox Cat

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  44. I really want to see the fort, I was thinking about doing the same thing in my room!

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  45. love this! :) also where did you find your share icons at the top of your page for twitter etc? xx

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  46. Kalel I can't wait to see your place! I'm sure it will be adorable just like you! ;) I hope to live in a studio someday! (I'll be living with my friend for awhile so she can go to school. She can't afford to live on her own yet :P )

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  47. Your decorating skills are amazing! My room is so plain, I HATE IT! >.< Oh yeah, I love that you idolize Walt Disney. I worship him and his movies (new and old). You could call me a freak, but I prefer fangirl.

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  48. Kalel you're style is so girly... i love it!

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  49. I want the same desk !! Your look is so cute :3

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  50. Time doesn't exist. Clocks exist.
    THERES INSPIRATION KALEL.

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  51. Thank you so much for the inspiration ill be doing it its so cute I love it and cos my room is all pastel like yours as I can see from your youtube I get heaps of stuff like that and have no idear what to do with it so now I do thx agin! Your awesome!

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  52. Where did you get your table from its so pretty

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  53. where'd you get misa? she's pretty cute ^-^ i recently ordered an alpacasso and i'm praying it's real xD

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  54. ooh! and where did you get the stickers that you covered up your computer with? im in the need for cute stickers ><

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  55. That Is so cute!! My dream desk right there! I applaud you kawaii queen from your kitten minion! XD

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  56. I love your desk! My dream desk right there! I applaud you kawaii queen from you kitten minion

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