New Animal Crossing

I told myself I wouldn’t upgrade my 3DS…my husband preordered the Monster Hunter XL bundle earlier this year and I swore that I wouldn’t get seduced by the “new” 3DS. Then something happened…an Animal Crossing bundle. Not only a cute bundle but it was the smaller “new” 3DS with the interchangeable face plates.

Damn my love for cuteness. Look at this thing!!!

The game itself is cute but I am actually really obsessed with the uploading of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 onto the eshop! Oh memories – Sonic 2 and the Sega Genesis was a magical time in my life! Kudos to Nintendo and the eshop for adding old school beloved games for download!

In 1993, Dad surprised us with a Sega Genesis. We never asked for electronics – we couldn’t afford them. So, receiving a game system was a HUGE surprise! At the time we didn’t realized he bought more so he could play Desert Strike. I would wake up hours before school so I could sneak in some one on one time with the Sega only to find my dad playing the system before work.

We learned the hard way, growing up with a gamer dad sounded cool but having to share systems was the ultimate test of patience and love. It was no issue sharing systems with my 2 younger sisters, we had great team work with taking turns on a single game. Probably because we shared all our games. Dad was different, he played shooters. He didn’t want to adventure with Aladdin or go exploring with Belle from Beauty and the Beast … he wanted to play war.

Makes me wonder how my husband and I are going to be as gamer parents. Cool…? Regardless all the sharing we had to do with dad, watching him play shooters, looking up hints/walkthroughs and codes – it really was amazing memories that we can smile about! What about our mom, you ask? She was more of an arcade player. I grew up watching her spend countless of quarters and hours to ensure she was top score on a local Mrs. Pac-man game at a burger joint in our hometown.

Anyone else grow up with parents who game? What was your first system? Any games you’re obsessed with at the moment?

Etsy shop is open!

We made a sister pack that this year we would work to get an Etsy store up and running! We are going to start putting more items up like knitted mittens, bows, stationary and other charms! I even will be putting up 3DS cases I made.

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Speaking of 3DS – my husband ordered the “new” smaller 3DS with Animal Crossing bundle!! Should get it by the end of the month!! We’ve been OBSESSED with Splatoon playing the online ranked battles non-stop. Husband and I have to take turns since we only have 1 wiiu. We did get the game for my sisters to also play! Don’t let those little sisters fool you! Kimmy has been kicking my butt on turf war!! B R U T A L!!! Today is her bday by the way! Stop by her blog and say hello!!!


Charms and giveaway

I’m starting to branch off to creating some handmade items. I just needed a break from freelance and coding – sometimes a little crafting can make the brain feel creative!! International Sailor Moon Day is fast approaching and I am donating a Bow 3DS case to the cosplay contest. I’m also creating some bracelets and charms – here are a few examples of some of the pieces I made.

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And now…..a giveaway! Go to Mind Speaks Instagram – add it and comment on the Instagram post that has this pic.
Mind Speaks Contest!

Gypsy Danger

Mother’s Day has come and gone and I feel like every year we try to figure out what our moms want or need. My mother-in-law had a scottish terrier who passed a couple of years ago. She recently retired and is home all day alone while her husband is at work. I noticed on Facebook that the Houston Humane Society posted a Cairn/Scottish Terrier mix and my brain wheel starting to turn, could she be a new friend for my mother-in-law? This pup is a cutie – reminded me of Toto from Wizard of Oz. I asked my mother-in-law if she would like the pup and she excitedly said yes.

We have never been to the pound before – I’ve adopted a cat from SPCA but at the mall. The pound is pretty depressing, all the pups are barking or scared in the corner. Broke my heart, I wanted to adopt them all but I had to stay focus and requested the pup by her ID number they posted on Facebook. Actually I almost adopted a white husky but my husband reminded me of our cats ^^;;;;;; ooops

We had some one on one time with the Toto look-alike. We had some snacks for her and she was super lovable. Jody grew up with dogs and knew how to play with her. This might sound weird but I have never really been around dogs before. Strange right? Every time I encounter a dog I just get scared and avoid them, but this lovely dog was a smiley lovebug! Filed for the paper work and adopted her. We took care of her for a whole week – within that week I really grew to appreciate how dogs are different from cats. She would look up at us with so much love in her eyes! If you follow my instagram, I posted some videos of the pup near Tomo my MaineCoon cat. My mother-in-law named the dog Gypsy. My husband dubbed her Gypsy Danger (American Jaeger from Pacific Rim) when she bolted out of the car when we went to visit Petco.

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We took a road trip to New Orleans and united her with her new mama and home. My mother-in-law instantly fell in love. Gypsy was super attached to my husband so we stayed with her a few nights to get her used to her new home. We miss Gypsy but my cat, who is larger than the dog – was in such a grumpy mood. He is back to his lovely self now that he is king of the house again. Perhaps one day we will get our own dog, for now it is nice that we were able to save this cutie and take her to an awesome home! Plus we can visit her when we are in town!

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