Welcome to...

✿ Nostalgic fun for everyone! ✿

"I had a feeling today was gonna be one of those years..."

— Putter Popple

Welcome to my little corner of the web!

I can't promise you'll find anything of interest here, but I'm hoping to catalogue my plushie collection and maybe share a few other nostalgic things.

Stuck in someone else's frames? Break free!
Coded and looks best in Firefox at 1920x1080 resolution. Not optimized for mobile, sorry. :(

The current mood of zoomernauts at www.imood.com

✿ Updates ✿

February 8th, 2024
Tiny's plushie page is now live! :)

February 4th, 2024
Gosh, it's been a while! There's a new button up on the links page. I've also added a few more songs to the music player and changed the way it looks. Hope you've been staying sparkly!!

September 4th, 2023
I found some old photos on a CD today that expedited the section I would have got around to eventually: Cabbage Patch Kids!

September 2nd, 2023
A section dedicated to the Mindscape game, Babyz, has been added to the "misc" page. I'm sure lots of others remember that game! Enjoy a little walk down memory lane as you read about my forever babyz, Kayla. <3

August 30th, 2023
1980's friends are now complete on the plushie page! They're some of my favourite friends!!

August 29th, 2023
Finished up the "Childhood Relics" section of the plushie pages today! More to come in the future, but my goal is to get all of the ones done that already have photos before moving on to the next lot. Hope you enjoy reading about my little fuzzy friends! :)

August 13th, 2023
Just doing some housekeeping and switching back over to 123guestbook for, well, the guestbook. It's less functional than the Bravenet one but I think I preferred it. New quick blog entry as well, and hopefully more updates to come in a couple of weeks!

August 12th, 2023
I live! For the past month I've been on vacation, which was long but very nice to be able to do that. Prior to that work was keeping me away from website stuff. Now I have a bit of a "con crunch" (working on cosplay in a limited amount of time before a convention) ahead of me for the next week and a bit. In September I anticipate things will have evened out a little and I'll find a better work-site balance. Until then, I've updated the wishlist on the main plushie page and fixed some little issues here and there that I happened to stumble across. Talk soon! <3

June 10th, 2023
I haven't abandoned or forgotten about my site, I promise! The offline world has been occupying most of my time of late, but I will return to finish the current plushie pages AND create new ones, because there are still soooo many fuzzy friends you have yet to meet! If you're reading this, I hope things have been going well for you and that something nice happens to you soon! <3

May 16th, 2023
Long time, no update! Today I'm going through to carry the CSS layout over to the Ephemera, Barbies, and all Plushie pages. It's rotten work. Especially to me. Especially if it's this. (lol)

April 25th, 2023
Still no sparkle cursor, though the coding is all in there for it; it just doesn't work. ;__;
New blog post though, as a sort of follow-up to one of my very first entries that has now been archived. :)

April 25th, 2023
The website no longer uses frames!! Last night, I decided I really wanted a functional music player but couldn't get it to work with the frames setup. I'd been wanting to transition over to a CSS layout for a while, and actually had hoped to do that in the beginning but just couldn't get motivated to work with something outside of the familiarity of frames. But it's done now! There are some things that need fixing, but overall I'm pleased with how it turned out. Any image-heavy pages (the individual plushie pages, Barbie, and ephemera pages) will lose the sidebar in favour of loading the big images faster. My only sadness is that the Tinkerbell cursor sparkles have stopped working. :sob: There's gotta be an issue in the coding, because they were working in some of the earliest drafts of the layout that I did, but I can't figure out what changed. I'll be experimenting with that over the next few days because I really, really miss it.

April 24th, 2023
Alright. I did my very best to incorporate a blog with a comments section, but it just isn't happening right now. I didn't like any of the websites I tried to go with, so I'll revisit the idea later. From now on my diary entries will be off the site. While it's great to have the space to vent into the anonimity of the internet and I'm keeping the page in my archives to do just that from time to time, I'd like to be focusing on more site-specific, nostalgic, and light-hearted content. I kept a handful of posts from before on the Blog page because they're in line with the theme I'm going for. :)

April 21st, 2023
I've been quietly doing little fixes and additions here and there. One new plushie page for Lammy is up. On the homepage I've added the Self-Insert Webring widget and a cute little Air Faerie graphic from Neopets when I took the Faerie Personality Quiz, which you can also access by clicking on the image.

April 11th, 2023
New diary entry talking about nice weather, springtime memories, and Barbies!

April 5th, 2023
A new, slightly unfortunate diary entry is up today. I may also be puttering around doing little fixes, or working on plushie pages while I try to keep distracted.

April 1st, 2023
Did a few changes with colours that I'm much happier with now as they feel more cohesive, added a status update section above, and also did a quick diary entry.

March 28th, 2023
Check out the plushie page! I've added pages for the first four under "Childhood Relics", in addition to what was up before. Enjoy! :)

March 27th, 2023
Finally got around to going through my links list and saving everyone's buttons, so the links page looks a lot prettier now!

March 25th, 2023
Another new page! Sparked by an internet find (that I'll be writing a blog post about later), you can now find a page under the misc. section dedicated to the Barbies I still have. To start things off, I had a little photoshoot with two My Scene dolls and their rockin' beetle car!

March 23rd, 2023
A lot of people like to use buttons for linking, so I've added one that has a copy/pasteable code so you don't need to save the button and host it on your own site. :)
Have also switched over from having a separate updates iframe to just a scrolling text box that I like much better!

March 22nd, 2023
There's a new page! The Ephemera page (which can also be found under the "misc" section) will have photos (and possibly scans but I'm a bit :/ because of copyright stuff) of old paper documents, books, magazines, and anything else paper-y that I have tucked away. There are a few things up there already that I hope bring back a memory!

March 21st, 2023
The nav buttons were broken/not glitter-ing but have been fixed. Whoops. [sweatsmile emoji] Also the music player, I realized later, only does snippets of the songs and it reminds me SO much of HitClips. Unintentional nostalgia win lol!! There will also be a diary entry at some point today that may or may not be live depending on when you're reading this. :)

March 18th, 2023
The navbar gifs have always been wonky because I used a sparkly text generator that added a lot of extra space around the edges, so I've now cropped them in an effort to save some space because... I've added a music player! You can browse the rest of the site and it will keep playing since it's static in the navbar frame. There's even a new blog entry about it!

March 12th, 2023
I've discovered Bravenet is still a thing?! I'm swapping over to their guestbook service and now have a cute teddy bear hit counter in the nav bar. While it's cool that they're still a thing, they were collecting some genuinely creepy stats that were publicly available so now we have a boring hit counter. [upside down smiley face]

March 10th, 2023
Updated the about page as I realized I didn't have a ton of info on there; I'd basically just copied it from my tumblr page when I first started website construction with the intent to go back and edit it later... so now I have!

March 8th, 2023
Added a page for Kitzi the Kodak Kolorkin tonight! Also did some general housekeeping and tidying all around. :)

March 6th, 2023
I've renamed the "blog" page to "diary" because, as I gear up to write a new entry, that feels more fitting overall for the stuff that gets posted there. So, depending on what time you're reading this, there is also a new diary entry lol!
ETA: Spiced up the homepage a little bit and I'm thinking of abandoning the iframe updates idea and just doing a text box because of the way Neocities shows updates on the feed. :)

February 25th, 2023
Realized I should have watermarked the plushie pics in some way, so I went through and did that with all that I have so far. Pages for both Zoomernauts plush as well as for ALF are up, and I'll be working on the rest as I get time/when inspiration strikes. :)

February 23rd, 2023
Wow! I did it! I've updated the plushies page! So far only the two Zoomernauts actually link to individual pages (naturally they took precedence) but for the foreseeable future I'll be working on getting everyone their own page. I also need to make made! real thumbnails for the main plushies page, but have put html-scaled versions of them on there for now (it just takes a while to load). One step at a time!!

February 22nd, 2023
Added some new links today, and a whole blog post! I also managed to set up a (mediocre) little photoshoot area today and photographed a selection of my plushies, so tonight I'll likely be going through the photos, making thumbnails, and figuring out the best way to put them up on the site. I didn't want to have to do a separate page for each fuzzy friend, but it's looking like that may be the best option to avoid a page utterly bogged down with large images. As I was photo-taking, I also realized it might be fun to have a separate section of some of the non-plush toys (Barbies, Polly Pocket, etc.) that I've hung on to for so many years... we'll see!

February 21st, 2023
Have been busy with multiple things over the past two weeks, namely tidying and trying to get a nice little spot set up for myself where my computer and sewing machine are both easily accessible in my own little space. (It's very pink!!) Plushie photos--at least some of them--soon, I hope! Also entertaining the idea of going through with a blog section; I'd scrapped it previously but in this day and age it's always nice to have a spot to be excited or to vent that isn't frequented by anyone who knows me lol.

February 2nd, 2023
Added links to some lovely Neocities neighbours, and added a guestbook yesterday. Trying to find the energy to start photographing plushies/come up with a fun way to do that.

January 31st, 2023
Lots done! Lots left to do... Haven't touched the blog or the misc. pages yet as I'm still not quite sure what's going in there, but the links page now has some links, I got all the blinkies and stamps put up on the homepage (see below!) last night, and the about page is probably as complete as it's going to be for now. Plushies page is all laid out, but now comes the tiresome part of photographing everyone and getting them put on the page; still not entirely sure how I want to approach that, may look into some kind of gallery script for web pages.

January 30th, 2023
Trying to get everything looking the way I want it HTML-wise first, then will go back and adjust colours/backgrounds etc. and start working on graphics.

January 29th, 2023
Just gettin' started! ❤