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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

A Happy Little Sleepover ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ–๏ธ

Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ‘‹ How was your weekend? The LAN is over now, everyone is going home. My friend Shelly just left and so our Little sleepover is over as well. We had soooo much fun together! We colored, built a puzzle, played board games, watched cartoons and a Disney movie and ordered Happy Meals! It was the best night ever. I want to tell you all about it on this post.

๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ Saturday Evening๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ

Last night, before Shelly got here, I got everything ready with Ricky Parky standing guard over our many snacks, coloring books, board games and puzzles! It was a magnificent spread of Littleness.

I hadn’t brought down my crayons and coloring things in quite some time. It was nostalgic seeing them again. ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ’•

(Umโ€ฆ Iโ€™d rather you keep watch over the snacks from a distance, Rickyโ€ฆ)

I had our first movie all ready to watch. The Great Mouse Detective. I hadnโ€™t seen it in ages! Itโ€™s Shellyโ€™s favorite, and I like it a lot too.

After this movie I introduced Shelly to Bluey. She loved it! Always good to indoctrinate new people into the Bluey cult, lol.

As soon as Shelly arrived, we ordered the perfect Disney movie night/sleepover mealโ€ฆ Happy Meals for dinner!

I ordered a cheeseburger and Shelly had nuggets. For our toy, we both got Lola!

After eating we began coloring while continuing to watch our movie. I colored one of my vintage printed coloring pages:

It was so nice to touch and smell my crayons again and to just, make positive Littlespace memories to replace bad ones. The whole evening was a healing experience for me. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

When we were ready to take a break from coloring, we played the Lucky Ducks game which was really silly and fun!

The pond board even quacked! The mechanism is so loud though, lol.

This photo of Shelly it’s my favorite of the night because it’s so cute:

The game was a bit dumb (in that, there was no real challenge but it was cute and fun regardless and we enjoyed putting the stickers on the ducks. ๐Ÿฆ† Basically each of you gets a shape. The shapes are in the duck’s bottoms. On your turn, you pick a duck. If it’s your shape, you keep it. If it’s not, you have to show it to the other players before returning it to the pond. The first player to find 3 ducks with their shape wins.

After Lucky Ducks we played the Mystery Garden game:

I like this game a lot and it was so nice to be able to play it with a fellow Little. One player plays the Gardener. That player grabs a card, looks at it and hides it. The card shows something in the board. It could be the pumpkins, the dragon, the sun, etc. The other players have to guess what it is by asking “yes” or “no” questions.

Each time the players get a question wrong, the Gardener can move a step on the board. If you guess the card, you get to keep it. The first player to get three cards wins. You take turns being the gardener.

Then we put together a puzzle! Iโ€™ve had this puzzle, a gift from
my friend Kitty (AKA Blankit) for the longest time, but there was never a good occasion to put it together until now.

We had fun building it and had some pretty deep discussions while doing just that. It turns out we had a lot more in common than we realized (including some sad things –but realizing that doesn’t make me sad, it makes me feel so much less alone. Ironically those conversations were the most important part of our time together.)

Here is the puzzle, all done!

I liked that the pieces were big. ๐Ÿ˜ I’m not very good at puzzles.

๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฅฃ๐ŸŒˆ Sunday Morning ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฅฃ๐ŸŒˆ

This morning we colored a little more and watched Bluey and Courage The Cowardly Dog! Just some relaxing Little time before Shelly was picked up. It was really pleasant.

I didn’t get to finish my coloring because I do so many layers. Maybe next time!

Here’s a photo of Shelly coloring. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•

It was such a lovely time and I canโ€™t wait for Shelly to visit again. It was everything I hoped it would be. Iโ€™m so happy today!

Tres Leches Has Mooved In! ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฅ›

SHE’S HERE!! Sheโ€™s actually here! ๐Ÿ˜ญโœจ I didnโ€™t think I would like her as much as Maplenut but sheโ€™s even better crafted, my goodness! She feels like you could grab her by a paw and twirl her over your head and sheโ€™d be just fine! Very sturdy for being one of the โ€œplayโ€ย Charlie Bears.

Starting to dress her up…

I ended up using clothes I already had. She wonโ€™t be needing shoes.

I love her horn ribbons more than anything else! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’• I really really adore her to bits.

Last picture for the night, Tres Leches with her strawberry bell โ€œearringsโ€! ๐Ÿ”” ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ’•

Thanks again toย thebubblegumbeadcompany on Instagram/Etsyย for the bells.

Megaplex 2019 Wrap-Up

I’ve been busy having fun at Megaplex! It’s the last day of the con for me, so… time for a wrap-up!

Yesterday I got to go to the Crayola store with my friend Snow. It was actually our first outing just the two of us so it felt pretty special. I got a pretty nice haul:

A cute plate, freezer blocks for my Crayola lunch bag, a lanyard and a pen, a cute metal tag, an adorable little plush-blanky crayon, pink crayon socks, a very colorful cup and a patch for my jacket although I forgot to include that in the photo. ๐Ÿงธ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’•

Snow and I had lunch at a little noodle bar in the Florida Mall.

It was really good! Iโ€™ll have to check if thereโ€™s one down in Pembroke Pines.

Look how cute my new bag is!! Itโ€™s lovingly handmade and featuring a print designed by my adorable little friend Kitty (AKA Blankit). You can still go to her table in the dealerโ€™s den tomorrow and get your own!

She has several super adorable designs! Also featured in this photo are nerd badges by Madshy who has an amazing variety this year, this is literally the best her table has EVER been, go throw your money at her!! Youโ€™ll find her right next to Blankit.

The badge in the middle was done by ColbyHedgey on FA who isnโ€™t vending but has the absolutely cutest art ever and you should also be throwing your money at her for commissions! Sheโ€™s fantastic!!

It was apparently this doggoโ€™s birthday judging by his hat.

Itโ€™s ok, pup, getting older itโ€™s not that bad.

This was actually the first photo I took during this con, of Maplenut next to some of the biggest mushrooms Iโ€™ve ever seen!

For reference, Maplenut is like 18โ€ tall. I was impressed.

Here is Maplenut on another photo from Thursday, when I was waiting to give everyone their badges!

I got another chance at a photo with Pacopanda this year!! ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ’• So happy to have it to add to my wall! Last time we got a picture together it was really dark because it was poolside (Paco was in-suit) so I wasnโ€™t able to include it with the others.

I wish someone had seen my reaction to this poster by Madshy when I first saw it. I stopped on my tracks like 3 times going likeโ€ฆ is that? Noโ€ฆ butโ€ฆ IS IT?! IT IS!!!!

I absolutely lost my shit in the middle of the hallway. I still canโ€™t believe it! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• Here’s a close-up:

I received an 11 x 18 copy that I canโ€™t wait to put up for display! This was part of my prize as one of the winners of the โ€œI love Megaplexโ€ contest. 

I found a rather questionable page in one of the coloring books that Blankit brought alongโ€ฆ

I had lunch with Drake and Mwako before decompressing for a few in my room prior to the Littles meet.

Photos at the Littles meet aren’t allowed, but this was my outfit for it:

I donโ€™t get to wear this outfit too often. Itโ€™s a bit too โ€œLittleโ€ for most settings so I usually only wear it to meets, and those are rare. But I like it a lot. I should wear it more at home.

Outside the meet, I got to take a photo with Jessica and Lexxi to add to my wall!

After the meet, I got changed, and we went to The Knife for our usual goodbye dinner. Thank goodness, Kitty is just tall enough to eat here!

This dinner invariable makes for an utterly amazing evening. My favorite part of this con hands down!

I have a lot of goodies to share… I will be doing that over the next few days. Now it’s bedtime, tomorrow will be a long day (and a LONG train ride!)

New Sweater For A New Friend

Had to roll up the sleeves, but my new friend has some clothing they like. The outfit I had planned didnโ€™t work for them, they looked so uncomfortable wearing it!

Still looking a bit frumpy but I ordered a cheap paci that Iโ€™m going to customize so they can wear it.

Moon Landing Oreos? Yes please… ๐Ÿช๐ŸŒ™ ๐ŸŒŸ