Merry Christmas 2021

Merry Christmas friends! It’s Christmas day! Can you believe it? I can’t. Probably because it’s not actually Christmas for me…so normally Christmas day is the end of blogmas for me. I take photos of all my gifts and share them in a haul. But I still have another week of blogmas left! I’ll be doing a haul sometime within the next week. I chose to do this for two reasons. For one, I don’t want to *have* to blog on Christmas. I’ve blogged on Christmas for the past 3 years…I can take today off! And secondly, I want to keep … Continue reading Merry Christmas 2021

Swirl’s Secret Santa

Hello friends! Today it’s time for the Small-fry’s Christmas gift exchange! This story is essentially two parts, selecting the gift and then the exchange. It follows Swirl, so enjoy! I stared at the slip of paper in my hand. “Cam Johnson,” was written on it in green ink. “What on Earth should I get for Cam?”  You see, the name on the paper was the person I had to buy a gift for. This year, we decided to do a Secret Santa gift exchange instead of getting a gift for every one of our friends.  I laughed at that idea. … Continue reading Swirl’s Secret Santa

Hot Cocoa Party

Hello friends! Happy Monday! If I was doing my normal Blogmas posts we’d be halfway done by now. But we’re doing 31 days! So we’ve still got 18 days left! Today, the Small-Fry girls had a hot cocoa party. It was Cherie’s idea, so she’s taking care of all the hostess duties. Look at the hot cocoa station she made. There’s hot cocoa, mugs, toppings, and cookies! Sandy is a little disappointed that she isn’t in charge. The other Stone girls are just excited for hot cocoa. Oh, look! The first guest is arriving. “Welcome to our party! Feel free … Continue reading Hot Cocoa Party

Build a Bears Furever’s 4th Annual Halloween Fashion Show!

Hello friends! Can you believe it’s our fourth Halloween fashion show? I can’t! The bears had a lot of fun dressing up this year! They can’t wait to model their costumes for you all. First up, we have our first BAB, Brownie! She’s wearing the first-ever Halloween costume for the BABs! She’s dressed as a talk show host. I don’t really know why I came up with this, but I suppose it was genius to my 10 year old brain. Another costume from the inaugural Halloween Fashion show is this Miss America costume! It obviously used a different dress(was Rose … Continue reading Build a Bears Furever’s 4th Annual Halloween Fashion Show!

L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Five

Hello friends! How are you all on this fine Friday? Welcome back to L’Etudiant Etranger! Today’s episode is the last episode…of season one. Thank you guys so much for loving this story so far! I had such a great time writing it and taking the pictures(especially this batch). Here’s the glossary and link to previous episodes. Episode One Episode Two Episode Three Episode Four “We’re leaving in fifteen minutes!” Clarice announced. “Oh là là,” I muttered to myself. I was not ready. Saturday mornings weren’t exactly my favorite time of day productivity-wise. I was more the type of person to … Continue reading L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Five

L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Four

Hello friends! It’s once again time for L’Etudiant Etranger! I’m really happy with the response this story has created so far. I’m glad you guys like seeing Gisselle. Here’s episode 4! We’re getting really close to the season finale, but there will be a season two! Anyway, I’m going to get on with the episode now! Well, after the glossary at least. Episode One Episode Two Episode Three We sat outside on the metal bleachers. Sweat rolled off my forehead as I dabbed at it with the hem of my shirt. “Un soleil de plomb!” I exclaimed. “It must be … Continue reading L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Four

L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Three

Hello friends! I hope you guys are ready for another episode of L’Etudiant Etranger! In this episode, Gisselle will meet the whole Stone crew! Episode One Episode Two “We’re gonna be late!” Rudy whined.  He was eager to get to his cousins’  house, and while I was also looking forward to it, I knew the importance of first impressions. That’s why I had spent an hour fixing myself up, while Rudy had simply showered and thrown on a t-shirt. But see, Rudy already knew these people. They knew him, so it didn’t matter what he wore today. But for me, … Continue reading L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Three

L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Two

Hello friends! Welcome back to BABF. Today, we’ve got another episode of L’Etudiant Etranger. This one’s really fun, and I hope you all enjoy! By the time I woke up, sunlight filled the room. It felt like it should be much earlier. But then again, I was still operating on Normandy time. I rolled over under my thick covers. Jet lag was real. I glared at my still-packed suitcase. Silently, I cursed my past self. Why hadn’t I just unpacked last night? Sure I was tired, but I wasn’t much less tired today. I sighed and unzipped the suitcase. Might … Continue reading L’Etudiant Etranger Episode Two

L’Etudiant Etranger Episode One ~ Back to School Week

Hello friends! Today is the final day of Back to School week! Today’s post is extra exciting, because we’re kicking of a new photoseries! My goal is to finish this up before December, so you’ll get to see every episode soon. AND, there will probably be a season two next spring! Season one is titled: Bienvenue. Okay, anyway this series will officially introduce Gisselle into our stuffie family! I can’t say too much more, so please enjoy episode one of L’Etudiant Etranger! I made a glossary for anyone who wants to know what Gisselle says when she’s speaking French. Okay, … Continue reading L’Etudiant Etranger Episode One ~ Back to School Week

Back to School Portraits 2021 ~ Back to School Week

Hello friends! Today I have a post I’m really excited about. In 2018 I did a post where I took photos of the bears for their school photos. Well, I guess it’s become a tradition because this marks the fourth year! Anyway, here are the school photos 2021! I hope you enjoy, and also stay tuned until the end… Starting off…here’s your third grade class! It seems like only yesterday these guys were in Kindergarten. *sobs* My babies are growing up so quickly… Cali. Notice my new floors anyone? Cloud. …I only just realized that this is the same outfit … Continue reading Back to School Portraits 2021 ~ Back to School Week