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We are on youtube now

We are on youtube now

We are now on youtube! We want to do studio tour, show what we are working on and have you guys get to know the three of us! If you have any questions for us, or about our crafts please feel free to comment or email us!

Our first video is showing our stickers that we offer on our etsy – our dino stickers, watercolor succulent plants and the newest addition: Gamer Glam!

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mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

Dragon’s Lair in North Houston

Dragon's Lair in North Houston

A new comic book/board/card game store has opened in North Houston! We went to 3 different events at this location: a board game demo night, magic the gathering night and a comic book release day. Each event was awesome and fun!

At first glance, the store is huge! They have a really appealing layout, a section for board/card games, a section for manga, comics, toys, tables for playing games and a totally awesome kids section! Seriously, this kid section has bean bag chairs, a tv playing cartoons, plushies and kid books/games and comics! I can’t wait to have our daughter come pick up her chibi kid comics over in this corner!

Let’s break down the store sections.

  • In the board/card game section, we have discovered many kick ass games from this store – the best thing about this store they have an awesome demo section. We got to demo a few games before we even buying them! They have this area broken up by type of game and expansion.

  • Demo section! There is a whole shelf full of demo games for you try out and play test. So awesome!
  • They have all the current comics, with a selection of nice trade backs and manga. Note to a new customer looking for past issues – they don’t file or keep old issues, what they have on the wall is what you see. They are limited on space so this is understandable but just in case you’re looking for a certain past issue you might want to call ahead.

  • They have open space with tables for card or board games. They also have 3 tall table top tables with environments you can build out for some 40k fun!
  • My favorite section is the kid section! There is a tv playing cartoons, with kid comics, games for youngsters and plushies!! I can’t wait to have my daughter pick out a comic and game!

Their events are pretty fun as well! We love going to game board demo night which usually runs on Mondays. The tables get pretty filled up with Magic and Pokemon players though so you gotta go in early to grab a spot to play!

One of the coolest things about this place is that they have a shop cat. Not just any type of cat, a Maine Coon! As a Maine Coon owner, I can say that these massive teddy bears are an amazing breed to have around people! His name is Odin and he is beautiful! (This pic is from their facebook)

The staff is super helpful, they read current comics, play tons of games and they really know their products. We have discovered many games through their suggestions! The owner, Robert is awesome as well! You can tell everyone on staff really enjoy games and comics. Far too many shops have an almost elitist feel but this space is totally safe and fun.

If you ever visit, you guys should play Mice and Mystics and Downwood Tales expansion, my husband and I play tested the game! Our names are in the play book for the expansion!

The store is located at: 21151 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX 77070

This post was written by:

mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

Free Calendar Download

Free Calendar Download

I created another free planner download for you guys! This time I am bringing you a blank calendar just in time for organizing for the new year! There are two download links – one for A5 and the second is for personal size. At the moment those are the two most popular sizes. If you use these, be sure to post the pics on Instagram on how you customized them using #mindspeaks.



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A5 calendar.pdf (379 downloads)

personal size calendar.pdf (319 downloads)

For those who don’t like dealing with printing or cutting, we have the hard copy of the A5 calendar cut and punched (6 hole punched) listed over here.
We will be adding new designs to this series soon. If there is a template you’re needing, please email us or comment!

This post was written by:

mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com