Category Archives: Snails

It Crimustiem!! ๐ŸŽ„โœจ

Have I told you guys I freaking LOVE Christmas!? I love decking the house out for it, planning, buying presents, wrapping them, writing cards and decorating them with stickers, having Christmas playdates where we watch Christmas cartoons and color Christmas coloring books and eat Christmas cookies. I love watching Christmas movies and listening to carols on repeat and hosting holiday parties. I. LOVE. IT.

I actually just kinda lump Thanksgiving together with it because Thanksgiving night marks the start of our evening Black Friday gallivanting, and everyone is on a Christmas mood by then: it’s Christmas sweaters, and Christmas music, everyone wishing everyone else Happy Holidays, and free hot chocolate and cookies here and there.

This year I am more excited than I have been in many years. So excited about surprises I can’t wait to give, and about some goodies I hope to get. About going to see Zoo Lights Miami during one of their ugly sweater nights and wearing this:

…and about hosting a holiday party with our friends, going to LEGOLAND when all their Christmas decor is set out, SeaWorld Orlando (same), and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party –I can’t believe ALL of this is actually happening! AND —GET THIS!!— we get to stay in the official LEGOLAND Hotel, in one of the Kingdom themed rooms!!

โœจ๐Ÿฐ LOOK AT THIS THING!! ๐Ÿฐโœจ

I keep looking at it oh my god, are you serious, is this for real? I don’t care how tight a fit that child bed is for me, I am sleeping in it, and my toy companions on the top bunk. Fuck! I’m so excited!! Anyway…

๐ŸŽ„ The Christmasing ๐ŸŽ„

Where to begin? I guess I’ll just share random things. But first… a seasonal snack to stay pumped! I had this as I began the decorating…

For starters, here is the bird-and-squirrel feeder I keep by the front door. It’s been made merry as well and I intend to make a point of keeping it very full til year’s end.

I hung my Jurassic World Dominion advent calendar from the wall. I’m so excited to enjoy it!

My little ficus tree (I think it’s a weeping fig tree) has also been decorated, because I love it dearly:

The cats have their yearly cardboard Christmasy abode! Here is Tomoyo enjoying it. Surprisingly, she hasn’t chewed it yet.

I bought a new wreath and decorated it all by myself! Everything in the wreath was added by me. It has multicolored lights.

The old wreath, which has yellow lights, was also revamped and placed on the garage door:

Also, I worked on a special stocking for the special guy in our lives:

Here they are all together. Next year I’d like to make custom ones for Christopher and I as well:

Can’t forget my snabies! ๐ŸŒ

I made their entire area merry…

A lovely surprise I had when the first bulk of the decorating was done, is that Buddy and Sarah dropped by early to leave me an amazing early gift!! The LEGO City advent calendar that I wanted so much!

I set it up and it’s all ready for adventing. ๐Ÿ˜ I never had a toy advent calendar until now and I can’t believe I have TWO this year!

You guys won’t believe what Target had…

I love it especially because she is sitting on sand! It’s so perfect for Florida. She’s now hanging from our tree!

And speaking of the tree… here it is in the dining room. There’s more track underneath of it than usual because it is a LEGO train this year!

Gently moving…

Some pretty ornaments:

I try to add merry touches everywhere in the house. Here is the foyer…

This is the game room, where I’m going to be wrapping presents all weekend:

Even Dragonite is feeling festive!

The kitchen…

The guest bathroom!

And the movie room!

The neighborhood is starting to get festive, too:

But I think our house was first. I am so pleased with the outside of the house…

Here you can see it from the street at night:

Last night we went on a walk, and stopped by Publix to get some provisions for me for the weekend, and I got to see the Pines City Center tree! It was already up, and so pretty!

This weekend I’m gonna be in my Pikachu Christmas pajamas, wrapping presents, writing cards, eating Christmas tree shaped Little Debbie cakes, watching Christmas movies, listening to Christmas songs and drinking wine from my Bluey Christmas sippy cup. I am SO excited.

You know, if you couldn’t tell. Anyway, as of this post, I have:

  1. Posted all stuff from Twitter that I hadn’t gotten around to posting here yet.
  2. Officially no longer “synced” between both places because I’m going to be deleting all non-art accounts within the next 48 hours. Right now the main thing stopping me is being in the middle of a DM with Build-A-Bear. Once I resolve that I’ll delete that account and the others.

Also, if you’re waiting for a Trello from me, it is being sent today. Thank you for your patience with me. That’s all for now!

First Fall Tank Cleaning! ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽƒ

Yesterday was tank cleaning day for my gastropod gang! So, now you have to either suffer or enjoy a barrage of snail photos and videos. ๐ŸŒ You’re welcome.

This time of the year I like to give my snails a few pumpkins as decoration and as a treat:

Pumpkin is always a big treat for them! ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽƒ

Still, some snails stick with good old carrots ๐Ÿฅ•

Look at this cutie having some cuttlebone so he can grow big and strong!

Babies are actually kinda speedy ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’จ

More random cutenessโ€ฆ ๐ŸŒโค๏ธ

How can anyone not find snails utterly adorable Iโ€™ll never understand. Look at this dumbass. I would die for him.

Cucumberโ€ฆ ๐Ÿฅ’

Please excuse him. He loves pumpkin so much that he slimed himself.

monch monch

Pumpkin feast continues!

I was so happy when one of the tiniest babies in the nursery tank found the pumpkin! He is eating it for the first time in his life!

Hereโ€™s a little video of him eating. Warning for annoying background sounds; some construction was going on in our house last night.

This little one was approaching the carrot eventually. The water was too deep, so I fixed that problem after moving the baby to a safe place.

I made sure, of course, that he got the carrot he desired!

(Iโ€™m sorry that his shell looks dirty and slimy here. Itโ€™s a perfectly healthy shell, but he got crawled over by soily snails while the tank was being cleaned).

โ€œWill I grow as big as you someday??โ€ ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒˆ

Let us meet at Ye Olde Water Tray for a drink ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿป

In case you didn’t know: snails actually take drinks of water. Spraying them isn’t enough, they need to drink. They dip their tiny mouths to drink, sometimes dunk their heads. If the bowl is big enough they will enjoy long luxurious soaks (as long as you give them clean water).

Thatโ€™s the end of snaily posts for the dayโ€ฆ I hope you enjoyed them! ๐ŸŒโค๏ธ

Snail Pool Party! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ฆ

The snails were having a social gathering last night. They love soaking in fresh water!

My apologies. I didnโ€™t notice the snailโ€™s extended peepee. It was that kind of party, I guess!

Here is one of my deeply-buried snails coming out just enough to eat. The rest of their body was still buried. I thought it was so cute. ๐Ÿฅฌ๐ŸŒ

New snails are born! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿผ

Bad picture because they are so small at this stage, but here is one up close! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿผ