Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mary's Kawaii Shop

If you are interested in making a purchase, head on over to the new website! We have a variety of items including Rilakkuma, Sumikko Gurashi, plush, stationery and lifestyle items!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Egg Drop Soup Recipe「In the Kitchen with Kiiroitori」Healthy & Easy Breakfast!

So I have brought back my cooking series! This time, Kiiro shows us how to make a delicious egg drop soup. Don't miss the printable version on adorable Rilakkuma stationery below!

Kiiroitori’s Egg Drop Soup

Ingredients: (Serves 3)

♡ 4 ½ cups water + 1 tb chicken bouillon powder
*if using homemade broth, add 1 1/2 tsp salt instead of bouillon
♡ ½ tsp salt
♡ 3 eggs
♡ 3 tb starch dissolved in some water
♡ Wakame or your choice of seaweed (optional)
♡ Sesame oil or green onions to taste as a topping

1. Dissolve bouillon and salt in water. Bring to a boil and then add starch-water mixture.

2. Bring to a boil again.

2. Beat eggs. Slowly pour in eggs in a circular motion.

3. Once water nears a boil, turn off the heat. Add in your choice of seaweed. and

4. Serve with a dash of sesame oil and green onion to taste.

**Bonus add ins**

1. Try adding some pre-cooked gyoza! Yummy!!

2. Swap out chicken broth with dashi for a Japanese flavor alternative! Delicious with fresh or dried shiitake.

Printable version here!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Rilakkuma Printable DIY Calendar for March

> o < Sorry it's late!! Another trip to China--I got back early this month. My laptop doesn't have photoshop on it, so I had to wait until I was back. Let me know in the comments if you guys super like the version with the dates on it for each month. It takes me a few more moments to make that version, so let me know if I should keep making it!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

DIY Printable Kawaii Rilakkuma Planner for February

Sorry I didn't make one for January! I actually had a bad cold last month after the holidays > , <.  Instead, I've been focusing on editing all the Japan vlogs. They are almost all uploaded!

Hope you enjoy this month's design! Happy *early* Valentines Day! : )

Friday, December 2, 2016

DIY Printable Kawaii Rilakkuma Planner for December

Hey guys! This month's calendar I made is with the newest San-X koguma graphic! I'm so glad they included Koguma in all the Christmas stuff!

See the planner video for simple instructions on how I make my own planner.

Here you go! (with and without dates)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


In today's blogpost, I'm going to share ALL this month's Rilakkuma news: upcoming releases, new series, and even some leaked pictures of new series coming in March and May.

This post will only be about the November news, so for updates on releases last month, please see October's post. (The November video will include some pictures of the releases however : ) )

Image source: San-X

First, the Net Shop will have some items available until December 8. These are flower arrangements so my guess is that they can't be shipped overseas! However, there are some really cute Christmas gift bags available in December.

Image source: San-X

There is a new collaboration of bags with Harris Tweed. They look really nice and are for either men or women. However, the prices are around $100 for many of the bags. (Available at the Net Shop) I've seen them on ebay, but the prices were about double.

Image source: San-X
Image source: San-X
There is also a new set of stickers available on LINE Camera with Koguma! I currently have all the Rilakkuma sets. They are great for editing photos. I like the app itself too. The price is $1.99 USD.

Korilakkuma was named a prefecture mascot! The prefecture is known for their strawberries, so Ichigo Kori was a great fit for the job.

There is a new lunch market series of bento accessories for Rilakkuma and Sumikko Gurashi. Very cute! I love the quality of Rilakkuma bento goods, so I think I'll be picking some of these up in Japan.

Image source: San-X

Image source: San-X

Perhaps the biggest news is the Korilakkuma solo series releasing in December! It is called Korilakkuma's Sweet Dream. All the items are light pink and super adorable. There is a video for this series, as well as a downloadable desktop background.

Image source: San-X
The series will have a special cafe opening from December to January. I really would like to go, but it seems you need reservations?? If anyone has went to a San-X cafe in Japan let me know. I've been to the Pom Pom Purin Cafe but there was not even a line!

Image source: San-X
The menu is adorable! Look at this drink with cotton candy!

Full goods info in original Japanese here. Some items can be purchased at Mira Plush.

There will be special caravan events for the series and you can purchase this special unicorn plush if you attend.

There is also a limited version for this series available at certain Rilakkuma stores.

Rilakkuma also collaborated to make a set of bean bag chairs. They are super big!

Image source: San-X

There is a new set of Rila-closet goods that comes in a big suitcase. It's a cute set that can be purchased from the Net Shop for about $112.
The chicken series is a special for the Chinese New Year. They look similar to previous tamago series that I already have, so I don't think I'll be getting these.  They will be released in December.

There are some new Rilakkuma jewelry items! One is from J-Plus, which is where Bo bought my Rilakkuma ring from. You can buy directly from them on Rakuten with no shopping service.
Image source: San-X
Then, there is also a new set of jewelry available at Rilakkuma stores that will be less pricey than the J-Plus ones. 

Image source: San-X

One of my favorite items from this month is the Suteki na Okusan magazine! I just ordered it from CD Japan. This month there will be a special Rilakkuma shopping bag that you can put right in your shopping basket.

Image source: San-X

Now for the leaks!

In March, there will be a new Rilakkuma Bread series, featuring all kinds of Japanese breads. Rilakkuma is melon pan, Kori is strawberry melon pan, and Kiiro is shokupan (white slice of bread). My favorite is Rilakkuma as a whole loaf of bread! Please visit the Hong Kong based, Rilakkuma seller here for the source of the photos and as a place you can purchase them. I have bought from them in person and I think they may do overseas orders.

(Photos: 鬆弛熊之家 J-Market Rilakkuma Store 日本精品)

Below are all the items for the series. : )

In May, we will be seeing an all new series with Koguma, called "Korilakkuma meets Chaiiroikoguma". I love the colors and floral design. It is perfect for spring time.

What do you think of the new series?
Please let me know of anywhere these are available so I can update this post. : )