WINNER ANNOUNCED! Sylvanian Families Fashionable Dining Room Giveaway / シルバニアファミリー おしゃれなダイニングルーム

Jona Wanders Turns ONE this year!

To celebrate 2017, the year my blog as "Jona Wanders" turns one, I'm giving away a Sylvanian Families Fashionable Dining room set. As I am based in Japan, this packaging is also in Japanese. ^^

I've recently been enjoying the world of these little critters and my Sylvanian collection has grown quite a lot since August of 2016 when Istarted with my first house. This set was one of my firsts and  all  the little details are just adorable!

The kitchen in my City House with Lights decorated with the Fashionable Dining Room set.

I won't write so much here. I know you're after the competition! So here it goes!

The following image are official photos. Please note that the figures are not included in the prize!

 Sylvanian Families Fashionable Dining Room Giveaway / シルバニアファミリー おしゃれなダイニングルーム

We officially have a winner! Our winner is entry 33! Action: Visit on instagram. Congratulations! I will contact you via the e-mail address you provided. Thank you for joining everyone! (*^^*)
  •  I'm under 18, can I join?
    •  No problem! But be sure to ASK A PARENT/GUARDIAN before joining because if you win, I will need your address!
  •  Is this open worldwide?
    • YES! As much as possible, I'd like to accommodate everyone! But there may be cases that I can't send the item to you for whatever reason (not allowed in your country, etc.). But those are extreme cases.


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Sylvanian Families House on Breeze Hill Review (シルバニアファミリー そよかぜ丘のお家)

Hello guys! Today we are taking a closer look at the Soyokaze House or (House on Breeze Hill as translations would put it).

It was released in 2016 in Japan. The measurements of the body are: 362 mm × 184 mm × 324 mm (W × D × H). This gorgeous house has a light blue roof and beautiful detailing around the house's body and inside.

It was originally intended to be the home of the Silk Cat Family but I will have my Charcoal Cat Family live in mine. It's perfect because they have three babies!

The roof seems to have been spray painted. Instead of the usual smooth feeling when touching other Sylvanian Houses, this one has a rougher, drier feel to it. I think it's because it was a matted paint.

The house is very well detailed and it was practically love at first sight! 

Even the ladder was paid attention! It has beautiful flower details!

The lower floor has the typical wood-plank flooring pattern.

The bigger room in the second floor has a parquet pattern.

And the dedicated baby room has, perhaps, tiled or vinyl flooring? I'm not sure what to make of it.

A very cute slide/ramp is installed leading to the baby room.

The wall of the baby room has a lovely design of clouds, balloons and a hot-air balloon! And you might notice there is a little window/balcony on the left side.

The door can be opened to connect to the "Nursery School" or stay closed to be another mini-balcony.

Official photo.

This is the second floor baby room balcony. Notice the gorgeous floral pattrern!

The front steps has marble flooring. I love how it is two steps and curvy!

Oh and did I mention this house comes with a swing set!!! Can't get any better than that! Haha. The swing set can be positioned into two places.

One is on the first floor porch (I'm sorry for the poorly aligned composition here).

And the other on the second floor baby room!

Now to give you an idea of how much furniture can be fitted in the house, I semi-decorated the house with the Rustic Kitchen set.

The oven and the sink can comfortably fit in the wider area of the first floor. BUT it will not fit on the other side by the front door because that side is narrower.

With the table and benches fitted that takes about half of the biggest space in the house, basically.

The second floor room can fit a single bed on the right. A semi-double bed will obstruct the balcony doors. It's a small house but with proper planning you could comfortably fit a family of five in it!

Official photo.

Overall, I think this house is gorgeous! I love the attention to detail and the lovely colors they chose for it.

It can also be a great replacement for the starter home, Cosy Cottage, as it can fit about the same amount of furniture. But it is a bit pricier and comes with no furniture or figures! There is another set with the House on Breeze Hill with furniture and figures but that's also more expensive.

So I think that's all for now! See you again another time! ^^


I've finished decorating this building and here is the result! ^^


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End-of-2016 Osaka/Kyoto Trip!

Hi guys, it's 2017! We have a brand new year ahead of us and I am so excited about what this year has in store. I pray that this year be filled with blessings and happiness.

To end the previous year, however, I paid the Kansai region a visit! I forgot to bring my camera, sadly. I had my tripod with me but not the more important thing... Haha. So all of my pictures are taken from my phone. Sorry if they aren't that great!

In Osaka, we enjoyed Universal Studios Japan. The highlight was Hogsmeade, of course! I bought so many goodies and had so much fun!

There were so many people!

And it's impossible to be alone in a picture! Haha

Beedo beedo beedo!

I just thought it was funny because my name and this shop’s name is almost the same.

Wonderful views!

But there's also the danger of dinosaurs lurking.

And... Hogwarts!!! The entire area was captivating!

And which house will I be sorted in?

Pottermore decided that a long time ago, I'm a Slytherin!!! The Muggle behind me is a Gryffindor. Boo. Haha.

Of course, I also got myself a wand. There are three types I saw. One was a basic wand, another with a glowing end when you flick it, and the third one is"magical", it has a sensor on its tip and you can cast spells with it in some spots around the area. If Bellatrix's wand was available in the "magical" version I would have bought that! But it wasn't and I didn't want any other character wands, so I bought an original wand called Hazel. Throughout the day, I didn't see any other park-goer with the same wand so I was really glad!

Here is "part" of our loot. We also got two Butterbeer mugs (I recommend Butterbeer cold!) and a Marauder's Map mug--it changes color to show footsteps when a hot drink is poured in!

The next day, we went to Kaiyukan. It's one of the biggest aquariums in Japan!

I was waiting for this Penguin to do SOMETHING... but it didn't! lol

Jellyfish are always beautiful to photograph. ;)

Excuse my very tired face... but there's always time for Sylvanian Families! Haha. After Kaiyukan, I went to see Kyoto's Mori no Ouchi. (But this photo is in a different shop, I REALLY want one of these 20cm dolls).

We had a lovely steak dinner and we prepared to leave Osaka for Kyoto.

We mostly visited Shrines and Temples in Kyoto, and photos can't really be taken inside so there aren't a lot of photos I took.

We visited the famous Fushimi-Inari Taisha first. This marked the beginning of the numerous temples we visited in a two-day span! Haha.

The Ema was the shape of a fox, Inari Shrine's god.

People drew funny fox faces on their emas.

This is of the smaller pillars. It is impossible to be alone because of the number of people so I couldn't take a proper picture of the bigger toris. Nevertheless, it was very beautiful! It was kind of magical passing through them and seeing the sunlight leaking through the cracks in betwen.

A summary of SOME of the temples we visited! Again, photos can't be taken inside. ;(

And on day two, we went to Arashiyama. It's famous for it's bamboo walls! At this point, the 16gb memory of my phone is full... So I coulnd't take so many pictures... T_T I know it was a terrible choice buying 16gb. XD

The trip was very lovely. At the end of it, we stayed over at my boyfriend's parent's house and had traditional ozouni (new year's food). I wonder what we'll be up to this year!



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