December 08, 2008

Oh, the Problems I Have

So, here's a little known fact about me and one you'll probably wish I hadn't shared. I love Hello Kitty. Which is to say that I love Hello Kitty entirely more than a grown woman should. This, it will not surprise you, is a constant source of entertainment for my family. This waffle iron below was a gift that I begged Sweet Hubby to get me for Christmas last year. I must say that I can't name a single other present I got, but I love me some Hello Kitty waffles regularly. I mean, whose day wouldn't be made a little bit brighter by the sight of Kitty and her friends in waffle form on your breakfast plate? Today I walked into Target and came face to face with a Hello Kitty stand bubblegum dispenser. My heart quickened. I wonder if there is space for it in my studio? More importantly I wonder if it can dispense dark chocolate kisses instead of bubblegum? That's perfectly normal, right?

35 comments:

  1. LOL! My daughter's bathroom is chock full of Hello Kitty. She's almost 20 so I can totally understand your obsession.
    Have you seen the Hello Kitty popcorn popper at Target? It's fabu!

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  2. There's ALWAYS enough space for something if you TRULY love it! I never realized Hello Kitty had so much merchandise out....I've seen the toys, clothes, jewelry but not all the kichen and bathroom stuff! Happy hunting for more Hello Kitty Deals!

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  3. there is a little girl lurking in all of us!

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  4. My favorite is Chococat. I have a wallet and checkbook cover with Chococat. All the Hello Kitty characters are so cute.
    I also collect Pepe Le Pew. I'm a kid at heart.

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  5. Boy did I need your blog this morning. Thanks for the uplifting post and adorable photos. My sister loved Hello Kitty when she was little. I think it might still be a secret passion.

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  6. lol, I adore hello kitty!! I can look at that stuff and feel 13 again, what a fabulous feeling :)

    I like Chococat too :)

    hugs, Cynthia

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  7. I looove Hello Kitty! I recommend her perfume at Kohls. Deana

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  8. I'm a Hello Kitty lover, too, and I'm REALLY trying to convert my daughter to Hello Kitty love. ;)

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  9. Oh, I want the Hello Kitty "Tappers," the little figurines that tap dance when you hook them up to a music source! They are the CUTEST!

    :)

    Michaele

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  10. seriously. you crack me up, Jen! is it wrong that I'm already reliving my childhood through Ellis? I spied an easy-bake oven at Fred Meyer yesterday & almost bought it for her. 7-months isn't too early to start baking, right??

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  11. My daughter wanted a Hello Kitty party for her 38th birthday two years ago. HE! HE! It was a lot of fun. Our mall has a store that sells tons of Hello Kitty items. Come and see me sometime and we will go there....by the way I live in Washington State.

    Thanks for sharing....now I can stop wondering if my daughter is going through her second childhood. :-) Debbi

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  12. Oh I loved the Sanrio [aka Hello Kitty Store] as a child. And now I enjoy shopping in it with Lauren! I had no idea you liked her so much! I wish I had known when you lived here, I would have done something special for you - something Kitty-ish!

    I love the comment from Debbi about her daughter's 38th birthday! It just proves we're always young at heart.

    I love Snoopy and my kids are finally into all things Snoopy and Charlie Brown. They even have my Snoopy stuffed animals from when I was their age.

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  13. Just a little curious, what is it about Hello Kitty that attracts you? :-) I will say I have seen some delightful products that company has put out.

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  14. I'm with you sister! I'm in my thirties and every year for Xmas my parents put something HK in my stalking. My favorite was last year's gift which was a HK haiku poetry book with photos of HK in various places.H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S.

    I wouldn't say that I need it but it's a bunch of fun having something that stays with you your whole life :-)

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  15. I heart Hello Kitty to! Glad to hear I'm not the only one, I almost considered giving her up now that I'm a "grown up" 30 year old. I was pretty much forced into giving up my HK alarm clock, my husband teased my shamelessly about it! I also have the waffle maker, along with a HK glass tree ornament that is in my favorite "shabby colors"; pink and baby blue. Love the bubble gum dispenser idea, I would soooo fill it with chocolate coffee beans! For those days when a cup of joe just isn't enough!

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  16. yes...i have a girl who loves hello kitty too. have you seen the bling blang hk phone? I think i saw it at target or maybe costco...

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  17. Cute, cute, cute!
    Yhat sweet face just MAKES you smile. :)

    Kimberly

    Oh! and I loved the studio tour. What a great space to create in!

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  18. That is so cute that you love Hello Kitty! I don't think I would have guessed that, but I love it!! The Hello Kitty waffle iron...hehe...too cute!

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  19. So funny! I can relate, as I was obsessed with Hello Kitty as a pre teen. The store was like an addiction. It's great to have something you love!

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  20. I won't even go into all the abnoxious stuff I've found addictions too. I think we are all the same... all that stuff we could have when we were girls, we don't want to deny ourselves now! Just my 2 cents!

    PS: if you really want it, I hope Santa comes through!

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  21. Surrounding yourself with the sweetest things is the best part of life. As for the chocolate in the gumball machine....sounds yummy and sweet!

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  22. I love hello kitty, is that a problem when I am 49 years old....yikes. Love your blog and Hello Kitty.

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  23. Hey Jen, It seems as if you have unveiled a Hello Kitty Anonymous club. :-) Adorable, simply adorable

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  24. I have a friend who loves Hello Kitty, so I understand:)

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  25. Jen, we must be about the same age. I had a love affair with Hello Kitty back in the day. My mom used to give us $10 and let us run wild in that store when we went to the mall. It makes my heart race fast just thinking about all of that pinky goodness!

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  26. I was at Target yesterday and all that Hello Kitty things were on a 15.00 sale.
    Go!

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  27. Have you seen the Zales HK line?

    http://www.zales.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=3363965

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  28. PS--I no sooner posted that than I saw an ad for a Hello Kitty Visa Platinum card. I am. not. kidding. (Or kittying.)

    http://www.sanrio.com/credit_card/

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  29. I got such a kick out of this post!!

    Have a great day!!

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  30. run, do not walk, to your nearest tar{get} and look at all the fun hello kitty electronic and kitchen gadgets they have, youll be in heaven, ANNNND they have the cutest ornaments.

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  31. Have you seen the Hello Kitty hospital that recently opened in Taiwan? See pics here--
    http://weblog.momaroo.com/Momaroo/685320837/have-your-baby-at-the-hello-kitty-hospital.html?ref=xn

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  32. My 9 YO loves Hello Kitty....and have you seen the new Hello Kitty maternity ward in Japan? Seriously! And you have checked out the sanrio website? Some of that bling is unreal! And my daughter loves the $1 aisle at Target with their Hello Kitty stuff. I still have to find the HK stamped cross stitch kit.

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  33. That's so funny! A few years ago I bought my daughter a Hello Kitty CD player...the only thing is, I think I bought it because it brought me straight back to when I was a little girl, gazing with delight at displays of Hello Kitty merchandise--especially the school supplies, I loved that stuff!!!

    Stephanie at cottagethoughts.wordpress.com

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  34. You know, yesterday at Target I saw an adorable electric Hello Kitty Popcorn Popper! How fun would that be?????

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  35. Obviously you are not alone!!! I love Hello Kitty, too and was thrilled when I found out I was having girls just so I'd have an excuse to buy more Kitty items!

    There's even a Ravelry group (knitting) dedicated to Hello Kitty. There are some cuuuute patterns out there. Perhaps you could take up knitting? I have a very nice washcloth pattern I could share with you! =)

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