About Us

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Hi there! I’m Kisa!

Welcome to my cluttered little corner of the web! I’m a youngish mom of four, artist, graphic design student, fixer of many things, lover of baking, and owner of the Etsy shop BOLD & Delicious!

I’m the blue haired mom with an interest in Japan that spans clear back to when I was 12. Whew!

We live in Coeur D Alene, Idaho. Which is close to Spokane, WA. We live in the Inland Northwest and are in the PST time zone.

I like to bake! Cookies, cakes, brownies and baklava mainly. I sew too! Sometimes making the kids dress up clothes or costumes (sometimes I’ll buy them though!), sew play food, make tutu’s, repair tv’s, do some car repairs, and fix broken DS lites when the kids run to me “Mooooom it’s broken!!

Interested in working with me? You can email me at aoiokasan@ohayookasan.com!

I’ll introduce the kids in more detail later. Though I will mention that I have four girls and one boy. They were born in the following order Oldest daughter Sept 2000, Second daughter Aug 2003, Only son June 2005, Third daughter May 2006, and last but not least my Fourth daughter and 5th child was born November 2013!

We currently reside in northern Idaho, where I go part time to the local college, work from home as a freelance artist as well as Etsy seller and just try to survive each and every day with the majority of my ‘sanity’. I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder and am currently using medication and self management to work through it.

One more note? I absolutely LOVE giveaways/sweepstakes! I love to share them, join them, and hope to win them even if I’ve only actually ever won one of the many I’ve attempted! I don’t gamble, and I don’t generally play the lotto. Although maybe I should? But if I find a giveaway/sweepstakes that sounds exciting be prepared to have me try and win and share it! So I’m even adding a page here and will post to them as I hear about them. Though I often share them on twitter as well!

About the kiddos:

006DD1 aka Kat:
15 years old and the oldest of the bunch. Taller than me by 2.75 inches! Well not so little! Her birthday is September 14th and she’s in the 10th grade. She loves stuffed animals, fantasy, cats, reading, drawing, singing, chocolate, legos and littlest petshop pets! She’s really into Manga, Anime, Cosplay, Lolita Fashion, Cute Accessories, and pastel colors.  She takes after me in a lot of ways. I love her sweet dimple cheeks that she has when she smiles, and she’s really the best oldest children I could ever imagine having!

Kat underwent spinal fusion surgery for her scoliosis on April 31st 2014. She’s 18 months post-op (as of this update) and doing amazing! She continues to surprise me every day, and I’m so lucky to have her as my kiddo.

She’s also an aspiring amateur voice actress! Recently cast in her first fan-dub ever! Way to go kitten!

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DD2 aka Bear aka Sisi: 12 years old and the oldest middle child. She’s my short chubby little spider-bear who’s smile could light up a room! Her birthday is August 25th and this year she’s in the 7th grade! She loves Spider-man (thus the spider-bear nickname, which she gave herself), angry birds, running around, drawing, green tea, helping me cook and being a smart-ass. Around here was just call it “Sisi-isms” though. 😉 She’s got the cutest little mole on her forehead, and one right next to one of her eyes. Right not she’s rocking dark blue hair. :) She takes after me in personality, shortness, chubbiness, and in favorite color. Awwww. <3 Although she’s a lot more witty and tough than I am!

Sisi was recently discovered to have not only scoliosis, but kyphoscoliosis as well. Which we found out got better from one X-ray to another. Not sure how, but the curves were smaller… whaaa?

011DS aka Ishi aka Var: 10 years old and the middle child. He’s also the only boy! His Birthday is June 7th and he’s in the 5th grade! He’s got the biggest eyelashes and the cutest little cheeks and smile that will melt your heart. Ishi loves Running around, riding his bike, playing on his scooter, doing DDR,  anything sweet, orange juice, flaming hot cheetos, green apples, waffles, cats, angry birds, and having all the blankets in the world on his bed at one time.Var ODD which has him in therapy and PSR for weekly.

When he grows up he wants to play video games, I assume he wants to be a game tester. But right now video games are seriously his favorite thing. Ever. He’d love to grow up to be as awesome as the guys you play video games and post on YouTube. He’d love to meet PewDiePie.



006DD3 aka Bunny aka Lisi: 9 
years old, standing at about 1/2 inch taller than her big brother, she is the youngest. Her birthday is May 19th and she’s in 4th grade. She’s my sweet little red-head who is sweet and bubbly and wants to love everyone ever. She loves the color pink, anything dress-upish and princess, watching anime on netflix with me, drawing, singing, our kitties, her stuffed bunnies, ponies and jewelry. Anything pretty and girly and bunny loves it!

She also loves playing video games with her brother, and is a fantastic big sister to Risiel. <3








DD4 aka Ninja aka Unicorn aka Risi: Is just about 23 months old as of this writing. Her birthday is November 5th and she’s obviously not currently in school! Her favorite things are listening to the south Korean boy bang BIGBANG, who she simply calls her “boys.” Dora and Friends (particularly the Dance episode where they go to Baila!)

Cheese, french toast, egg drop soup with rice, teriyaki beef, and apples are her favorite foods.

If I get my purse and try and head out the door without her she wails “Bye bye!! I go bye bye!!!” and just breaks your darn heart!



The pets:

Currently we have eight cats. Yes, eight!

Seltoria aka Tori: Tori was born sometime in August 2009 and found on a dirt road after having been abandoned. She’s black with white tipped paws, and a white patch on her neck. She’s the oldest, and grouchy unless she WANTS your attention. She adopted ‘Ruuny shortly after he came home with us. She’ll wait to eat until he’s done, and will often force him to lay still so she can give him a bath! Tori knows what “Ahs Nom?” (food) “Ahs Night-night” (lets go to bed)  and “up-up” (stand up, often with a treat attached) means on top of “I need you to move”.

Aruun aka ‘Ruun:  (Ruuny, Ruuners, and Puun as well!) ‘Ruun was born sometime in August 2011 and we picked him up after he was listed on CL as a kitten. He’s pure black and a fluffier short hair than Tori. He’s energetic, and has gained the nicknames Kippy/Kippers/Kippen for his puppy like tendencies. He’s in love with rice socks (previously used as heating packs) and is currently learning to ‘fetch’ his favorite one by Sisi. Knows “Ahs Nom?” means that it’s time to rush to the food bowl!

943316_10153246196910343_431220139_nCookie aka Moogie: The last remaining kitten at a box over at the local Safeway. Moogie enjoys playing with his ‘big brother’ Puuny and suckling at my neck at night for comfort. When he’s not being a turd he will lay down when told to “be a good boy.”

Orange Tabby kittenSqueakers aka Skeeks: Used to be our “fat kid” of the kittens we fostered who then got left in our care. He’s an adorable orange tabby that will kiss you like crazy! Skeeks sleeps with me at night, spending about 15-20 minutes giving me kisses, bliss drool and getting pet, before walking off to sleep near my side, head or near my knees.

100_4392Creamy aka Kimi: Our other orange tabby, now the chubbiest of the tabbies! Sweet and cuddly, also a sweet lover who gives tons of kisses!

Kimi often has a ‘glare’ face going on, but don’t let it fool you, he loves people!

Also cat treats. Very much treats. You need to hide the treats from Kimi, or he’ll bite open the bag and eat allllll of them.

Mister Shadow

Mister Shadow

Shadow aka Mister Shadow aka Whiny Kitten of Doom: The black male cat from our foster kittens. He’s also our ‘snobby boy’ based on the look of his face. He’s adorable, and used to be the whiniest of babies when he was small and drinking from bottles that we fed him. He’s sweet despite being quiet and not as ‘in your face’ as Kimi and Skeeks.

Midnight aka Floppy Kitten of Happiness: The little black female of our four foster turned fill time kittens. She’s sweet, and needy. Also the smallest of the bunch. She has the same little quirk as Cookie and likes to suckle for comfort.

Cupcake2Cupcake aka Cuppy aka Miss Cakes: Our last rescue, yes, I have to draw the line someplace. If I could afford to (or had enough donations) I would rescue any cat around here they needed it. Someday, I’ll win the lottery and have a cat rescue. Yes.. yes yes I will!

Cupcake was found with a ruptured retina, and has some vision problems in her right eye. Though it’s only cloudy in the spot that was damaged, as she healed very well. Cupcake was barely over 2lbs when we got her in January, and now is 6lbs. Small, but not overweight according to the vet at her most recent visit. Her face has healed as well. She’s very shy and skittish with most of the other cats, but will give you all the kisses and purrs ever. She’s so loving that an assistant at the vets office said “I had a moment! I was going to say she ran away so I could take her home with me, she’s so sweet!”

All of our mice family have passed on. So much love, such short lives. :( RIP miceies! (not a real word, but work with me here!)

Pika: (Pikapi, Pipi, Miss Pika, Miss Chu, Baby Chu) this is the mouse we got to be Squee’s friend. She’s white, smallish, sweet, and currently appears to have allergies to the weeds around here like I do. D: Poor Pikapi! Loves to nest and nap. From a PetCo with far too many mice in one tank. :( Passed on due to old age…

Kisa: (Yes I was convinced to name a mouse after myself…) a sweet little silver mouse who now lives with Pika after the passing of Suki-pi. Passed on now.. :(

Kiki: (Aka Kikers, and Skitter-mouse) Originally she was to be a cage mate to Xiki (since passed) but she was aggressive to anyone we put in the cage with her. :( So she lives alone and needs lots of love as she’s rather skittish. Sadly passed on…

Moka: (Sip, Sippies, Moka Face, Face!, Little sip, Dada-face) Our ‘baby’ brown and black mixed mouse. Sweet, adorable little face which he often has just peaking out of the house in the cage as he sleeps. Thus the ‘Face!’ nickname. From NW Seed and Pet, where the worker wanted to ‘save them from becoming feeders’ Sadly, Moka died of cancer the day Risi was born. Nov 5th 2013.

Koko: (Koko Puff, Chunk, Chunkers, Puffin, Mama-face) Sweet but more skittish around people than Moka and Suki currently are. Loves to run on the wheel in the cage. From NW Seed and Pet, where the worker wanted to ‘save them from becoming feeders’

Kofi: (Sips, Kwafi-cups) The runt of Koko and Moka’s babies, sadly she passed on.

Squen: (The twin of Squee II) This is one of Moka and Koko’s babies, sadly he is passed on.

Luna: (Wuwu) A beautiful almost glowy-white mouse, daughter of Koko and Moka. Sadly passed on.

Squee II: Daughter of Koko and Moka, a sweet little runt mouse. Sadly passed on.

Beautiful: The smallest living child of Koko and Moka. Sadly passed on…

Latte: Son of Koko and Moka, my “grande vanilla latte.” Sadly passed away.

Max: (the mouse Max!) Originally thought to be a girl, and named Lily. Max once got out of his cage and we thought him dead after finding blood in the kitchen and in a box. We thought Puun had eaten him! A couple days later he was found hiding out in the playroom, missing about 1″ of his tail, but still alive and thriving! Max continues to do well, he’s the runt of the boys.

Shadow: Koko and Moka’s son, he’s a bit of a bully to his brother Max. So he lives just with his Dada and brother Latte.

Artemis(Arte-mister, or just Mister) Son of Koko and Moka he lives with and protects his little brother Max. The only pure what ‘child’ between Moka and Koko. (Not counting Wuwu who was glowy-white, Arte is matte white)

Squee: She was the one that started it all. The found wild mouse on the parking lot ground as a fuzzy with closed ears and eyes. Hand raised, very loved. A tragic accident marked her end, but also reminded us we had so much love to give.

4 comments for “About Us

  1. March 7, 2012 at 4:48 pm

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  2. Juanelle
    April 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Hi, have been following you on twitter and saw that you are interested in Japanese. I have a book that I am trying to find something out about – Shijie Jinxiandaishi Jingyao – is the title, and I think it’s Japanese but am not sure. Do you read Japanese? If so, can you please tell me the title. Thanks so much!

    • aoikasan
      April 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Hi there! The title is actually Chinese and not Japanese. I found the writing in Chinese script to be ???????? and the translation fot this according to goggle is “The world in recent modern history Essentials” So it’s a history book it seems. :)

  3. July 8, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Enjoyed viewing your site, keep up the great work.

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