Category Archives: Other Toys

A Surprise! And More ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒณ

This morning I woke up to the most wonderful surprise! ๐Ÿฅบ After our morning cuddles, Christopher told me to go check the door for a package. This was waiting outside for me! I can’t stop looking at it! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐ŸŒˆโœจ๐Ÿช

Of the sets that appeal to my special interests this topped the listโ€ฆ I would have been so bummed to miss it, but I was fully resigned to that fact because I did not expect new sets for a while. I can’t wait to put this together with Christopher on another date night! ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐ŸŽ€ Marzi ๐ŸŽ€

During the recent effort to remove stuff out of storage and donate what we do not use, I came across my little Marzi. Marzi is my only “true” doll. I do not often post about her because I know that, unlike my teddies and dinos, many people find dolls creepy. ๐Ÿ˜”

So I had to make the decision, either display her properly or donate her no matter how much I love her, because it is a pity to keep such a beautiful, high-end dolly in a bin. I could not bear to part with her, so today I gave her a little TLC!

Her beautiful long hair was clean but a little frizzy so, following online advice, I combed it perfectly, wet it, combed it again, conditioned it, and combed it again.

I read I should let the conditioner dry hard before rinsing, so I did that. She was very patient!

I really love Marzi as much as my teddiesโ€ฆ I wish people didn’t hate dolls so much or find them so creepy but I know it is nothing personal. ๐Ÿ˜… I just love most toys though.

Soufflรฉ kept her company and took selfies with her, I think he might have been flirting though. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

After I rinsed most of the conditioner off Marzi’s hair, Soufflรฉ helped to comb it.

Here’s the end result! These two photos are very similar, but I wanted to properly show the ribbon on Marzi’s hair.

I love how poseable she is. She looks so cute with her little hands behind her back.

Marzi had actually been on display in my library for a long time. But when our partner moved in, I gave up my library (a very small sacrifice for the reward). A ton of my things got moved or donated, but Marzi went into semi-permanent storage. I’m really happy to have her out again.

Back To The Future LEGO Set!

Tonight my husband and I played with LEGO! It was so much fun. We put a DeLorean together!

Soufflรฉ joined in the fun!

More in progress picsโ€ฆ

It was a blast!!

I can’t wait to put more sets together! ๐Ÿ‘€โœจ๐ŸŒˆ

Jurassic Jumble ๐Ÿฆ–

I’m running out of clever titles for my Jurassic-haul related posts… Anyway… my Jurassic Park Switch case by Numskull Designs arrived! This is one of my favorite items in my entire JP/JW collection. I collect Switch cases, but donโ€™t have many because Iโ€™m picky with them. I have a Pokรฉmon one, an Animal Crossing one, a Super Mario one, and now this one!

My only gripe is that it doesnโ€™t have a stand like my others to hold the Switch while I play with a controller, something I do a lot in the backseat during road trips. But quality wise itโ€™s amazing. No cost spared in materials and construction.

Hereโ€™s a little video so you can see the wonderful texture of the case. Itโ€™s truly my most beautiful case by a long shot, a true collectorโ€™s item.

I was surprised yesterday to find another Good2Grow #JurassicWorld topper! Now I have five different ones in my collection, not counting any of the Podz.

โœจ๐ŸŒˆ Atrociraptor ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

Itโ€™s here!! Such a cutie!

Lookit those liโ€™l chompers ๐Ÿ‘€

He doesnโ€™t come with batteries so I havenโ€™t tested him yet, but I do look forward to it.

The next Jurassic item I will share is bound to be one of the Build-a-Bear plushies. I have a $10 certificate to use, but haven’t decided if I want Rexy or Beta yet. I’ll probably go tomorrow, though.

After that, expect the next batch in July. It’s my birthday and I’ve naturally asked everyone for more Jurassic junk. ๐Ÿ˜ It is “Jurassic Summer” after all!

Jurassic World Dominion Captivz Egg ๐Ÿฆ–

With all the excitement, I forgot to open my giant Jurassic World Dominion Captivz egg! I meant to do it the night the movie opened (which is when we went to see it). I finally did it a couple of days ago, and took photos and video to share.

Here is a video of the really neat holographic eye which opens and closes:

The egg had a plasticky playmat and stickers. I don’t care for the game at all so the playmat was discarded ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ The stickers are nice. There was supposed to be a dice for the game but it was missing in my egg.

Rexy on wheels!! This thing is hilarious.

Little Jurassic logo box with a dino inside. Very cool looking, I kept it for my shelf display!

And here are the little dinos. Lovely paint jobs and level of detail for such small figures!

Much as I love them this is probably all the ones I will buy. But I am glad to have them!

Visiting Mom + New Snails! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฌ

Yesterday I went on a little snail hunt as part of my daily exercise! ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒˆ It was rainy and perfect snail catching weather. โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง During my walk I spotted some BIG mushrooms! ๐Ÿ„

I ended up adding 18 new snabies to my rout! ๐Ÿ˜ Of course this is only their isolation tank. After deworming and monitoring for parasites, they will join the group in my 20 gallon tank. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅฌ

After that, Christopher took me to my momโ€™s! We had mimosas and played Kerplunk.

This was the Jurassic World Dominion version!

I brought Orion along with me. They watched us play! ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐ŸŒˆ

I always ask my mom for the same dinnerโ€ฆ always involves fried potatoes made from scratch! ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒˆ We watched the first Jurassic World movie while we had dinner.

Last night I played a lot with the cats, especially with grumpy olโ€™ Sweeney. He seemed so happy in spite of still being grouchy and bitey. This morning they both perked up and began to follow me around as soon as I came out of the bedroom! ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ’•

Sweeney kept talking at me and cocking his head in the cutest waysโ€ฆ ๐Ÿฅบ

Now Iโ€™m sitting here with Orion, working on a commission and ready to watch Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom! Then Iโ€™ll be all ready for tomorrowโ€ฆ Iโ€™m so, so excited, I just canโ€™t wait!

I have to say I utterly love this bear. For sure they’ve become one of my top favorites. So, so glad I didn’t miss out when they released them!

Anyway tomorrow is the big day. Jurassic World Dominion day. To say I am excited out of my mind would be an understatement! We have tickets at 7:00pm, CinรฉBistro! I am counting down the hours!

Rainy Day Outing! ๐ŸŒˆโ˜”

Hello, everyone! I had a really lovely outing today. It was raining hard (a tropical storm is passing by this weekend) so Christopher dropped me off at Dollar Tree before work, and I took a car back. It felt so nice out with the rain. It was early, too, and I’d gotten up at 6:00am so most of my chores were done when we left the house shortly past 8:30am. I felt very happy and light.

This was my outfit for this rainy day! ๐Ÿธโ˜”๏ธ I didnโ€™t actually take my Build-A-Bear bearlien with me, but I held them for the photo because I love them so much.

I was rocking a bit of subtle pride with my new Pride month kandi necklace and pan socks. ๐ŸŒˆโœจ๐Ÿ’•

I only went to Five Below and Dollar Tree, but I found SO so many things, I was so very happy!

On a weird random note, I saw this at Five Below. Youโ€™re welcome. ๐Ÿง€

(I really wanted to know if they tasted like cheese, but not for $4.00.)

After shopping there and at Dollar Tree, I went inside Publix for a small lunch and ate it outside watching the absolute downpour and reading Twitter. ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฅค

Then I came home with the groceries and all my treasures, which I’d like to share with you now. First in my haul is this whole bunch of Arthur stuff! Itโ€™s all from Dollar Tree.

I intend to paint the suncatcher with Poscas, and probably the canvas too. Some stuff is for relaxing, one of the books is for my library, while the other two are for scrapbooking. Might use the Colorforms for that as well.

Next, and one of my favorite things, is this massive variety of playing cards and flash cards:

Cards such as these are one of my favorite scrapbooking/collage tools! Thereโ€™s Disney, Fisher Price/Little People, Dr. Seuss, Crayola, animals, dinosaurs, nature, and more!

Next, here’s some Arthur and Berenstain Bears puzzles!

Believe it or not I use this for scrapbooking as well. ๐Ÿ˜

More scrapbooking supplies โ€”a few cute greeting cards; rainbow, snail and space squirrel cutouts (can you imagine my luck?!) and a little book with very nice pages for making my collages:

These next ones were very interesting and I had never seen them before. Fantasy, dinosaur and space felt scenes by Crayola! ๐ŸŒˆโœจ Will probably be used for scrapbooking as well.

Here’s some cute stickers โœจ๐Ÿ’•

Next is this dry-erase pocket. I wanted it to hold my daily to-do list!

Which, by the way; looks like this:

And nowโ€ฆ for the real treasuresโ€ฆ the Jurassic World Dominion goodies!!

Finally, FINALLY found some!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• The photo speaks for itself! There’s a mini dry-erase board, a velvet art poster, figurines, a towel, Captivz eggs, and stickers! Here is a close-up of one of my favorite finds:

And of the Kinder Joy “egg”:

The figure in the Kinder Joy egg was honestly a real disappointment but I was still so excited to find it anyway. A much better prize are these coins from the much bigger eggs I shared recently, which come with some really good gummies too!

The coins are just like the Mario Wonder Ball ones (same company). Heavy, real metal. Beautiful!

I’ll end this photo set with a final pic of Squeak, the candy warden! ๐ŸŠ๐ŸŒˆโœจ

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you have a very lovely evening and weekend!

Memorial Day Weekend In Sebastian ๐Ÿ›ถ๐ŸŒˆ

Happy Sunday, everyone! We’re back from our Memorial Day weekend trip to see Christopher’s mom and grandma. We went kayaking, it was a lot of fun! I was very cranky for some reason, for SO much of the time, which made me feel like a real drag, because everyone (especially my partners) was really trying to make me happy. But I really did have a great time overall. I just seemed to get suddenly irate, easily, for silly reasons –such as not being able to get the kayak I wanted (eventually I did, anyway). I need to learn to just roll with things better.

Then again, Christopher was on the kayak I was going to be stuck using, and he fell into the water, so… ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ I admit he laughed it off MUCH better than I would have!

๐ŸŒˆ Friday ๐ŸŒˆ

We were off around 3:30pm. I brought E.T. on this particular trip! He was looking spiffy:

As soon as we got there, we had nachos for dinner. I got to open my new Mandalorian Good2Grow Podz!

The nachos were great as always. We went to bed earlier than usual, because of a very early rise to go kayaking the next day.

๐Ÿ›ถ Saturday ๐Ÿ›ถ

By 7:30am we were off. First a MdDonald’s stop, and then to the water! It was my first time in a kayak all by myself (last time I was in a tandem with our partner) and my second time kayaking at all. It was mostly mangroves, and a lot of fun again!

I wish I’d been able to get more photos. My mom in law got a lot of Go-Pro footage, though.

Sorry for the next (bad) photo –andโ€ฆ sorry for the photo in the first place– ๐Ÿ˜† but our partner found a water snail on my butt when I got off the kayak, somehow completely unharmed! It was so cool to see a water snail up close. Their bodies are very different!

After a nice lunch of a sandwich and juice I had coffee and read some more of The Last Days of the Dinosaurs, which continues to enthrall me. I even got to have some sugar cookies my mom-in-law had here, including a Crayola inspired one!

After that, everyone indulged me in watching the first episode of Prehistoric Planet with me, and even on that first episode I was in tears at times. What an absolute delight. I canโ€™t wait to watch the rest!

Later I had a little nap on the couch with E.T. Our partner took this photo of me while I slept.

We spent the afternoon watching TV, chatting, cuddling, drinking coffee and enjoying the sound of heavy rain outside. In the evening, we all went out for a really nice hibachi dinner at Makoto’sโ€ฆ it was a wonderful end to a tiring, happy Saturday.

๐ŸŒป Sunday ๐ŸŒป

Today was our last day! We had cinnamon rolls and bacon in the morning. I took this photo of Sissy sunning herself on the super-hot grill (heated by the Florida sun, I mean):

After breakfast, our partner and I took my mom in law’s doggie for a walk around the block, and then we just chilled until lunchtime. After lunch, it was time to go home. I got a little Patreon work done on the way back. ๐Ÿš—๐ŸŒˆโœจ

After we were unpacked, we did a Target run to replace our dying, frequently used Keurig. I grabbed a couple of silly things:

And that was that! It was a happy, tiring weekend, some misadventures, but with laughs, some drama (mostly prompted by me) but still, we are happy. In two weeks my mom in law comes to see us for her birthday. I can’t wait!

May Keeps Rolling Along ๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿ’ฆ

Hi all! Happy Sunday! So… this happened last Sunday (actually it started before the weekend… it’s a long story) but it didn’t make it into last week’s post. However, it was pretty significant:

The already faulty motherboard in my iPad ended up taking a total dump. Actually, what this means is that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth no longer work, and fixing this is not an easy or economically sound thing to attempt. I can deal with no Wi-fi, but no Bluetooth means no Apple Pencil. So my very beloved iPad was kaput, now to be sold for parts.

Now I have a new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil 2. I am very grateful to have received a donation from a very generous and kind commissioner which I have turned into a commission credit for them. And my husband lent me the money for the balance. But it definitely caused a ton of stress and was kind of the…whatever the opposite of “highlight of this week” means, though I guess getting a new iPad is nice, in some ways I still preferred the old one. Especially the pencil.

That aside –let’s get on with the summary!

๐ŸŒˆ Monday ๐ŸŒˆ

Ian is here!! He’s smaller than I anticipated…

He perches perfectly next to my minis, though. I am pleased.

More scrapbooking supplies came in. I love, LOVE using playing cards to scrapbook.

Rosie will get comfy anywhere… she was purring tons.

๐ŸŒˆ Tuesday ๐ŸŒˆ

Tuesday morning I went out for a walk and to get scrapbooking supplies. On the way back I had a little brunch at Colada:

With my new scrapbooking supplies I created a brand new scrapbook. Here are some WIP and final photos!

It’s โœจ shiny โœจ

This was a lot of fun, I can’t wait to fill it up!

๐ŸŒˆ Thursday ๐ŸŒˆ

Thursday was my ID appointment. I got my name change, and I finally became a registered voter! I can’t wait for my first chance to vote.

๐ŸŒˆ Saturday ๐ŸŒˆ

Saturday morning I went on a quick Walmart run. I finally found my Barbasol can!! And some Jurassic World surprise eggs! AND a mini pack! It had a T. rex inside.

I can’t believe I didn’t take photos of this, but Saturday was my playdate with my friend Shelly! I set up the playroom again, and we had dino nuggets for lunch (Jurassic World, of course!):

We colored with crayons, watched Bambi and Disney’s Dinosaur, played board games, and then Shelly’s partner came over. We had burgers, drank, and played Mario Party. It was tons of fun and I can’t wait for them to visit again!

Oh yeah –in the morning my way, WAY delayed Giga order arrived… he’s very cute (and BIG):

๐ŸŒˆ Sunday ๐ŸŒˆ

Today I gave an attempt at making my own aรงaรญ bowl! It didn’t turn out perfect, but it was good.

I also installed my new iPad skin and added the wallpaper to match. I love it! Now my new iPad Pro is all my own.

And that’s it for this week! I’m slowly beginning to catch up.