Once you grow up, you can never go back (or why I collect toys as an adult!)

If you’ve read through any of my posts or pictures, you may have noticed that I have a rather large collection of toys! In fact, my entire house is like falling down a rabbit hole into a world of dizzyingly bright nostalgia and squeeful kawaii happiness! I’m also an adult with a job, mortgage, and child to take care of (okay she has four legs, is covered in fur, and has a MEAN tuna addiction! ^_^)

Don’t worry – I know you probably have questions! I’ve heard ALL the ‘why don’t you grow up already?!’, ‘what’s wrong with you?’, ‘is this a weird AHEM… fetish thing?’ comments. The answers: I’m a proper tax paying awesome adult, absolutely nothing is wrong about things people enjoy, and nope it’s not (if it’s your fetish and it’s legal do your thing – but it’s not for me).

People have many reasons for collecting (and they’re all great!) For me, I collect toys because I really love reliving those feelings of the happy days of my carefree whimsy-filled childhood in the 1990s, enjoy the thrill finding THAT special thing in a shop, getting to buy all the stuff I circled in toy catalogues but couldn’t have as a kid, and then have fun displaying them in my home as they’re a piece of who I am! There’s also maybe a little bit of hope that they’ll be worth a FORTUNE one day! 😀

You’re never too old for doing what you love, but you ARE really crotchety if you’re truly bothered by something that makes others happy.

Here’s some of the stuff I get to come home and enjoy everyday!

Oh! I also have an Instagram dedicated to my toys and toy thrifting adventures that you can follow!

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It’s-a-me again! (and I have Mario plush to share!)

Oh hiya again blogiverse – I’m back and FULL of happiness, rainbows, and ideas to share once again!

I’ve spent a lot of time in the past week stitching together all sorts of little felt friends. Here’s my latest crew in celebration of March 10th… other wise known as Mario day (took me a bit to figure this out, but Mar 10… MAR10! Mamma mia!)

I, like so many people, have such fond memories of spending weeks on end getting that little plumber to run through insane courses filled with adorably evil Boos, lava pits, never ending staircases, and songs that will NEVER leave your brain.

Here are Mario, Luigi, and some friends to celebrate this day:

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Throwback Thursday ~ Some Lipsmackin’ Goodness!

Another awful part of winter is the horrible chapped lips! But fortunately everyone’s favourite flavoured lip saving company is still around to save us all! Remember LIPSMACKER?!

Every 90s girl had an entire Caboodles container filled with these yummy little sticks and you’d have to run out and grab every single new flavour (and then STILL only use your favourites!)

I didn’t even know they were still around until my mom (of all people!) surprised me with a pack of Lip Smackers for Christmas – in all the best classic flavours! I literally did one of these SANTA ACTUALLY REMEMBERED screams! 😀 Not sure how she remember that I asked for these back in 1999, but I’m still ecstatic. They smell like happy nostalgia and still moisturize well.

Everyone had their absolute favourite… mine were Cotton Candy and Nilla Mint Frost! What about you?!

If you want to be thrown back to your happy childhood days (or just want a great lipchap!) you can grab your own on Amazon!

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Things I’m Loving Thursday! Hello Kitty!

My first memories of Hello Kitty were back in the early 90s with an adorable little show called Hello Kitty and Friends which aired on YTV here in Canada! They were a series of short episodes based on popular fairytales – like Snow White and my favourite Alice and Wonderland. Do you remember this?!?

I remember waking up BRIGHT and early to catch them and one of my strongest childhood memories was being absolutely terrified of the Big Clock episode!

Sanrio has been dousing the world in PURE KAWAII CUTENESS since the 1970s, and despite being a lifelong fan, I only started avidly collecting Hello Kitty stuff back in 2015/2016. Before that you’ll be surprised to know that I was living a very frugal minimalist life (I’ve really made up for it since then ;))!

I think I have a couple of hundred Kitty (and and her friends!) items now – from purses, plushies, stationery, to my microwave, books, and a toilet paper cover… anything you can IMAGINE (I’ll catalogue it all eventually)! She’s an icon for positivity and fills me with pure nostalgic happiness and makes it impossible to have a bad day anymore!

So are you ready to fall down the rabbit hole into her cute little world?!

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