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First Outing With Mandie And Shelly! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚

In between commission work and my life just being… overall, well, interesting/busy, blogging has been more in the back of my mind. As such, I’ve accumulated quite a few posts of happenings and things to share. Life has been a lot of fun, in multiple ways, and other than my recent griping about pretty inconsequential stuff at the end of the day, I’ve had a lot of reasons to feel happy. ๐Ÿ˜Š

One of the recent fun things I got to do is a first outing with both of my friends, Mandie and Shelly, at the same time. It was so much fun –and too short, but I had so much to do in the evening. Even as we got home, Mandie and Shelly sat with me as I began to work on dinner, and at least I spent a few more minutes with them that way.

It’s actually completely alien to me, to be cooking while talking with two girl friends, even if we are all Littles. It felt really nice.

We went to Flamingo Road Nursery, where Mandie and I went recently. Since we went too late last time and Shelly had never been, and we wanted to go on a hayride, it was a natural choice while that sort of event is still going on. As soon as we got there, we went straight to the hayride area:

I decided to bring Frito with me that day. I’d never taken him out before. Here he is waiting while we got our tickets:

And here are Mandie and Shelly! We felt very Little sitting on the hay with our stuffies and our feet hanging off the side.

Here are lots of scarecrow photos I took during the ride:

Shelly took a photo of me and Frito too:

After that, we walked around the nursery for a bit, and I took this photo of Frito among the sunflowers:

Then we had lunch in the cafe and made plans for afterwards: Starbucks and a bookstore. I took this photo in the cafe, before leaving, of our three stuffies together:

I meant to share a huge, amazing bookstore with Mandie and Shelly, and somehow directed us somewhere else by mistake. But this place, while much smaller, was too a treasure, and a lot of fun. Mandie and Shelly got multiple books, but as I’ve been quite broke, I just picked up a $1 book from the sale rack outside:

This place had truly wonderful finds, but the prices were $20 or so for anything worthwhile… that’s a little rough.

Anyway, it was loads of fun, and we already have plans for next time. I’m looking forward to it! ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐ŸŽƒ Ooey-Gooey Carving Fun YCHs ๐ŸŽƒ

Here are all the Ooey-Gooey Carving Fun YCHs, sans my own which I posted earlier. ๐ŸŽƒ Featuring Sunday (ScuffedUpKnees) Arisu (Arisuvix) Nebula (NebulaNursery) Stephy (Transpancake) and the only and only Rama!

Thank you everyone for commissioning me! ๐Ÿ‘ป

๐ŸŽƒ Ooey-Gooey Carving Fun ๐ŸŽƒ [Marina]

The first slot is for me! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽƒ I still have slots left if you want one! https://www.furaffinity.net/view/43398846/

(I included my husband’s little Subrosian avatar and my Ricky Parky for company, but these YCHs include no add-ons.)

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

๐ŸŽƒ Ooey-Gooey Carving Fun YCH ๐ŸŽƒ

My Ooey-Gooey Carving Fun littlefur YCH still has slots available! ๐ŸŽƒ It will be completed in time for Halloween!

This multi-slot YCH has a fully rendered background, while the character will be done in flats with highlights for dimension. You are sitting on a outdoor porch overlooking a Fall yard, with fallen leaves and leaf piles in the background, taking all the goopy stuff out in preparation for carving your spooky-ooky pumpkin masterpiece! And someone –a caretaker, perhaps? has snapped this candid shot of you in the middle of creating a wonderful memory.

๐ŸŽƒ You can get a slot here! ๐ŸŽƒhttps://furaffinity.net/view/43398846/

Thanks for reading, happy spooky season, everyone! ๐Ÿ‘ป

๐Ÿ„ Artwork is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie. You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Only the commissioner/giveaway winner & those featured in the artwork may repost with credit and following my Terms of Use.

A Happy Saturday ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸฆŠ

I had a wonderful Saturday! I hardly know where to begin. One of the best things that happened is that the Little friend I had a sleepover with a while ago reconnected with me. It turned out she wasn’t ghosting me after all, but dealing with some serious issues. She really had had a lovely time during our visit just as I did. So we are trying again.

The funny thing is, on this same day, I was seeing my other Little friend. And I just couldn’t get into a good Little headspace because a part of me was still so sad about my other friend just disappearing. It’s hard to keep opening up when that happens. But right before I was due to meet with Mandie, Shelly showed up at the door and she had a little flower to give me and explained everything to me and wanted to try again and I was so happy I had to try so hard not to cry. Later I gave the flower to Mojito:

Shelly had to go back to work after that, but next time she, Mandie and I are all going to hang out together and have lots of fun. I can’t wait! But now let me tell you about the rest of the day.

After that I was basically walking on air as I got ready and my Little mood came rolling back. I also got Apple Juice ready in a proper seasonal outfit, as he was my companion for the day:

I also dressed up in a Halloweeny outfit for the first time this year:

Soon after I got ready Mandie arrived. Mandie’s outfit was super cute, I’m kicking myself for not taking a picture. Mandie brought her little bear, Trixie. I held them both on my lap for a photo:

Even though they were almost closing, we went to Flamingo Road Nursery. We had time for several cute photos, got a bunch of yummy snacks (like honey sticks, popcorn and pumpkin-shaped cake pops) and we picked some pumpkins too:

After that we just went around town being obnoxious. We went to Dollar Tree and to Starbucks and to Publix for wine. We got Happy Meals and then we went back to the house. There, Christopher had The Nightmare Before Christmas ready to play so as soon as we got there, we sat down to watch it.

Of course, we had our wine in sippy cups…

I was hoping to offer Mandie one of my Halloween sippy cups but they were still in storage.

To my delight, Mandie stayed the night. But I’ve been getting up so early that I was ready to pass out BEFORE 10pm which is like, unbelievably lame. Mandie was a good sport about it. Tomorrow I’m going to decorate the house while she keeps me company.

It’s really been a wonderful day and I hope we have many more like it. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ’• I’m really happy!

๐ŸŽƒ Pumpkin Picking YCH – $40 ๐ŸŽƒ

Here is my last themed YCH for the fall season! BG will be fully rendered, character will be flat colors. Comment w/ref to claim a slot. You can pick simple outfit (bear in mind what is visible!) Large wings/extra limbs/complex markings cost extra. Paypal payment required within 24 hours. Guaranteed to be completed during fall. Please see my commission terms at marinaneira.com/commissionterms

๐Ÿ„ You may NOT copy, color, reference, repost or use this artwork in any way or claim it as your own. Copyright is ยฉ 2021 by Marina Neira McKinzie.