I’m back to normal now, but I went through a few really dark days recently. To cheer me up, my friend Mwako sent me two gift cards: one for Build-A-Bear and one for the LEGO store! You can imagine my delight. Not always does sudden depression ease from things like these, but because it had been brought on by a very specific event, it actually helped a lot.
This post is about the Build-A-Bear treat. I really wanted the new Winter Mouse, so I chose to get that with Mwako’s generous gift! It finally arrived today, just as we were putting up the Christmas lights…
I made a wish with the Bear Builder, but if I tell it, it won’t come true!
Here he is. His name is Dickens!
Thank you Mwako for such lovely surprises to get me out of the dumps. It helped a ton!
I wanna make a little announcement that my toys have their own Twitter account at MarinasToyBox. I used to do this sort of thing many years ago, back when my teddy Franklin did the posting, and feel like doing it again.
I’ll also be crosspoting that content here as per usual. Now bear in mind, in the stuffie and pet account communities, “lolcat speak” is common. This can be incredibly grating to read if it isn’t your sort of thing (kinda like baby talk) as well as plainly impossible to decipher for some people. It’ll never be anything important, just a bit of fun, so if it bothers or annoys you please ignore it. 🙏
Yesterday I went on a little snail hunt as part of my daily exercise! 🐌🌈 It was rainy and perfect snail catching weather. ☔️💧💧💧 During my walk I spotted some BIG mushrooms! 🍄
I ended up adding 18 new snabies to my rout! 😁 Of course this is only their isolation tank. After deworming and monitoring for parasites, they will join the group in my 20 gallon tank. 🐌🥬
After that, Christopher took me to my mom’s! We had mimosas and played Kerplunk.
This was the Jurassic World Dominion version!
I brought Orion along with me. They watched us play! 🧸👽🌈
I always ask my mom for the same dinner… always involves fried potatoes made from scratch! 🍟🌈 We watched the first Jurassic World movie while we had dinner.
Last night I played a lot with the cats, especially with grumpy ol’ 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! 🐱💕
Sweeney kept talking at me and cocking his head in the cutest ways… 🥺
Now I’m sitting here with Orion, working on a commission and ready to watch Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom! Then I’ll be all ready for tomorrow… I’m so, so excited, I just can’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, CinéBistro! I am counting down the hours!
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! 🐸☔️ I didn’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. 🌈✨💕
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. You’re welcome. 🧀
(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. 🍗🥤
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! It’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! There’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. 😁
More scrapbooking supplies —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! 🌈✨ Will probably be used for scrapbooking as well.
Here’s some cute stickers ✨💕
Next is this dry-erase pocket. I wanted it to hold my daily to-do list!
Which, by the way; looks like this:
And now… for the real treasures… the Jurassic World Dominion goodies!!
Finally, FINALLY found some!! 😭💕💕💕 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! 🐊🌈✨
I hope you enjoyed this post and that you have a very lovely evening and weekend!
I love them!! As I’ve mentioned I often find so many newer BABs to be of really inferior quality, but I really recommend their bear-lien (and Spring Frog too) because they’re so soft and lovely! Nicely stuffed too. I’m stoked! 💕✨
Oh yeah –I got this backpack too!
I was taking advantage of their spring sale (the prices of some things were really great especially with the free shipping promo) so it was super cheap. 😊