We dropped by Japantown Friday evening and visited one of my favorite bookstores, Kinokuniya. I was surprised to find Marie Kondo’s famous book in manga form. If you haven’t read her book before, it’s a refreshing take on how tidying up can improve your life.
It’s made a good impression in my own life, especially when clearing out my closet a few years ago. Being one of the younger members of the extended family, everyone used to send me their hand me downs and I in turn would feel guilty about getting rid of them (despite how much I wanted to). Everything I own today, from clothes to kitchenware and hiking equipment are my favorite items. If I don’t love it, I don’t buy it and don’t keep it. It’s been incredibly liberating. I’ve also found I tend to have fewer things now.
Kinokuniya also had an extensive collection of craft books. Lately, this has been my Achilles heel. I’m working on pacing myself, but I always get excited about all the things I can make. This book above called Flowersmith had some beautiful tutorials on how to make realistic paper flowers.
They have so many options to choose from, but I’ll keep going with my embroidery for now.
We spent the rest of the night at home and I continued working on my chickens (despite grins from my husband). We made a pot of Lupicia’s Momo Supergrade Oolong tea and unwinded from the week.