Sunday, August 20, 2017

Treasure In The Attic

      Hello everyone! Today I have a very exciting story about an amazing treasure that Liliana Tuxedo Cat finds in her attic. Enjoy!

      Liliana Tuxedo Cat threw herself down on her bed. She was mad. Really mad. Her mother had just told her that if she wanted new roller-skates she would have to pay for them herself. Roller-skates were expensive, Liliana had no idea how she would pay for them. Then it dawned on her! She would have a garage sale. All she needed was to find some stuff to sell....

      She looked over at her sister Rosetta's vanity set and makeup. Liliana thought that the vanity took up precious room, in the room she shared with her sister. Now, she had an excuse to get rid of it. Liliana started to fantasize what she could do with the extra space, when a thought dawned on her. There was no way Rosetta would ever let Liliana get away with it. Ever.

      Liliana decided to look behind her bed in the so - called "attic." She was sure that there had to be some old toys that she could sell. With all her might, she pushed the bed aside so she could reveal what lay behind the bed.

      Old toys were scattered all around the alcove, and there was dust ... everywhere. The dust blanketed the toys in a thin layer of grime. Liliana tried to blow off the dust on top of an old play table but all the dust just came back into her face. Liliana coughed, and swatted the dust away from her face.

She saw that didn't look like a toy under the play table. She picked it up. It was a newspaper. On the top of the page it said "A Day In Brambly Corners." She touched part of the newspaper, and it disintegrated into her paws. The pictures were very old, she decided to look through them all very carefully...

Sarah Hopper (left) and Ruth Red Panda (right) making some delicious desserts in the kitchen.

Rebecca Red Panda (left), Laura Tuxedo Cat (center), and Ida Hopper (right) at the Giant's Steps.

Mayor Martin Tuxedo Cat (left) and Nellie Tuxedo Cat (right).

Rose Tuxedo Cat (bottom) and Beatrice Chocolate (top) at Branch's Canyon.

Citizens of Brambly Corners at Brambly Mountain!

Town Photo: 1885

Liliana was stunned, she couldn't believe that this newspaper was from 1885! Liliana realized what great money she could make off of this newspaper! She would be able to buy those roller-skates in no time. She was about to put a price tag on the newspaper, when she suddenly realized that it wouldn't be right. This was a town treasure. If was rare to find photos from so long ago, in such good shape! Liliana firmly decided to take the newspaper to Mayor Tippytail. Liliana decided that she could wait until Christmas to get her roller-skates. Before, giving the newspaper to the Mayor though, she took a last peek at the photo of Laura (Lillian's great - great grandmother), Ida, and Rebecca. They reminded Liliana so much of her friends Isabelle and Renee. Maybe, just maybe they were Isabelle and Renee's great - great grandmothers.....

~ Ellie

Friday, August 18, 2017

A Rainy Day

      Hi everyone! I'm sorry, I haven't posted in awhile. I have been very busy this summer with camps, vacations, etc. These last few days though, have been very rainy and I decided to do a post on one of my newest Sylvanians named Renee Red Panda. Enjoy the post!

      It was a dreary, rainy day and poor Renee Red Panda was bored to death. She had absolutely nothing to do. All her best friends lived far down in Brambly Corners, and they wouldn't be able to come visit her in her high mountain home in this weather. Her father Russell Red Panda was out working in his shed. Last time, Renee had helped him though she had managed to get a sliver in her paw. She was not interested in doing anything back inside the shed anytime soon. Her mother Raina on the other hand was downstairs making her absolutely dreadful Lichen Silk Pie. Renee hated Lichen Silk Pie, she much preferred her mother's amazing Bamboo Shoot Cake.

     At that moment she heard the doorbell ring. It was probably just the mailmouse, doing his rounds. That's when she heard a voices chatting. Renee knew that her mother, Raina absolutely despised the mailmouse for some reason and only on very rare occasions would her mother talk to the mailmouse. So, Renee decided to look out her window to see who was visiting them, in such weather. Below she saw one of her best friends in the whole world, Isabelle Hopper.

     Renee rushed downstairs to meet her friend, Isabelle and her mother, Stephanie. Renee's mother had already ushered Isabelle and Stephanie inside, out of the rain.

     Isabelle ran to where Renee was standing and gave her a big hug.

    "How did you get here in this rain?" asked Renee.

    "We were visiting some of my cousins in Honeysuckle Hollow, and we couldn't drive any further because of this rain, so I asked my mom if we could stop at your house" answered Isabelle.

     "I'm so glad you came, I was so... bored!" replied Renee, annunciating the so.

      Isabelle and Renee ran up the ladder to Renee's room. "Wow, it's so pretty in here, my room is all littered with my little sisters toys" said Isabelle stunned. Renee giggled and invited her best friend to come jump on her bed with her.

     Isabelle and Renee jumped up and down and up and down. Renee's mattress was very bouncy. Isabelle did some front and back somersaults on Renee's bed which had now become a trampoline. Isabelle was an amazing gymnast, she was probably the best gymnast in all of Brambly Corners. After they had worn out their legs from all the jumping they decided to do a calmer activity.

     They pulled out Renee's stuffed animals, Elodie Elephant and Teagan Teddy Bear. Renee played as Teagan, and Isabelle played as Elodie. The girls played for a long time, making up adventures for Elodie and Teagan as they explored the world.

      They were interrupted by Renee's mother who brought them an indoor picnic. For lunch, Raina had made the girls a delicious meal of Berry Salad and Lime Juice (2 Brambly Corners favorites.)
Isabelle and Renee gobbled up the delicious lunch in minutes.

     After, Renee and Isabelle had finished their lunch, they decided it was time to get their creative vibes out my drawing on Renee's chalkboard. Renee loved her chalkboard! She used it for everything from her chalk drawing - planning out her week. Isabelle drew a rainbow, a sun, and some clouds while Renee drew flowers next to a house.

     It came time for Isabelle to go back to Brambly Corners, way to soon. The friends were both sad, because they didn't see each other during the summer to often. Though, the school year was approaching fast and soon they would get to see each other everyday. The friends hugged goodbye, and then Isabelle left with her mother.
 As Isabelle's car drove away, Renee retreated back up to her room she realized that today was not a boring day after all, and that it was actually quite the opposite. It was a very exciting day. Renee loved the though that everyday brought new surprises. Renee had never guessed that any of her friends would come to visit her, but yet it had happened. Renee couldn't wait to see what would happen in the days ahead!

~ Ellie

Friday, December 23, 2016

Brooke and Rosetta's Sleepover

Hi everyone! It's Ellie here, and today I have a post on the sleepover Brooke Tippyscotch and Rosetta Tuxedo Cat had. Enjoy!

Rosetta Tuxedo Cat woke up in a jolly state of mood, for she was so excited for her sleepover with Brooke Tippyscotch, that day. Like always her sister Liliana was up before her, probably eating breakfast before going exploring with her best friend Isabelle. Rosetta literally jumped out of bed and started packing her suitcase. She packed slippers, her nightgown, hairbrush, and vanity set. Liliana called the vanity in their room vainty. She said this because she believed that people were usually "vain" when they wore makeup. Rosetta went downstairs after she packed her suitcase, she was already to go to the sleepover. Rose told her mother "I'm ready!" Rosetta's mom Natalie and Rosetta's sister Lily looked at her in a confused way. "The sleepover starts at 5:00 tonight, sweetheart" said Rosetta's mom. "Oh..." responded Rosetta, now she understood. "That why it's called sleepover, Rosetta" Liliana said rolling her eyes.

9 Hours Later

"Can we go now, mom?" Rosetta asked her mother. "Sure, go get on your jacket and boots and then we can leave" Rosetta's mom replied. Snow drifted down from the gloomy sky above, as Rosetta and her mother walked through the snow over to Brooke's house. Brambly Corners Susanne Tippyscotch warmly welcomed Rosetta and her mother into her house. Brooke helped Rosetta unpack everything from her suitcase while Susanne and Natalie talked over some chamomile tea and lavender tea cakes. After, Natalie went home Brooke showed Rosetta up to the reading alcove. As soon as Brooke and Rosetta arrived up in the alcove, they found Brooke's younger twin siblings Hopper and Honor playing around. Hopper and Honor were both quite adventurous and usually were finding some new way [usually pretty dangerous] to express their curiosity. Hopper and Honor also refused to sleep on the ground. The Tippyscotch house only had one floor so Susanne had to construct a safe way to put Hopper and Honor's crib up in the air. She attached the crib to a rim along the edge of the house with some glue dots. The other side of the crib is held up with a wooden ladder also used to reach the alcove. Susanne was originally thinking of putting the crib in the alcove area but Brooke refused to give up her special reading space.

Brooke and Rosetta had some Berry Salad for dinner. Almost every meal in Brambly Corners included berries and it was the main food for every animal that lived in Brambly Corners. A Berry Salad was a classic for many of the animals who lived there. Berry Salads included A├žai Berries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Boysenberries, Chokecherries, Cloudberries, Dewberries, Elderberries, Gooseberries, Huckleberries, Juniper Berries, Lingonberries, Nannyberries, Persimmons, Raspberries, Strawberries, Sugarberries, and Thimbleberries. After dinner Rosetta and Brooke played with Honor and Hopper. Soon Honor and Hopper were tired and they went up to their crib. Before, you knew it Brooke and Rosetta got tired too and went off to bed. Before she drifted off to sleep she was thought about what an amazing sleepover she and Brooke had, had that day.

Thank you for reading my post for today! I will have more coming soon, so keep your eyes open! Bye!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Meet the Tuxedo Cat Family

Hi, it's Ellie back with another post! I'll probably be posting a lot in this next week because we are on winter break from school! We just had a party in our last hour which is English. Some people definitely had too much sugar. Enjoy the post!

Family Members: Father Mason enjoys tennis and croquet. He teaches both to many of those who live in Brambly Corners. Mother Natalie enjoys gardening, drinking tea, sewing, and ballroom dancing. Liliana enjoys adventures and loves exploring the world. She wants to be a travel writer and travel around the world. Rosetta enjoys sewing, shopping, and learning manners and etiquette from her mother.

The Tuxedo Cats have let us tour their lovely home, today. We find Natalie outside plantings some roses and violets. Inside Mason is having a leisurely breakfast and reading the Brambly Corners Newspaper. Liliana decided to venture up to the rooftop and hang out up there. She enjoys watching all of Brambly Corners from this splendid view. Rosetta is inside in the room that she shares with Liliana. The room is very formal, and it includes a large bed, vanity, and armoire. Liliana despises all of the pink and floral designs in the room and has been pleading her father to build an addition onto the house so she can have her own room.

Thank you so much for reading this post, and I will have many more soon to come! Bye!

Meet the Hopper Family

Hi everyone! It's Ellie here, today I have a post on the Hopper Family. First, I will give a little introduction about each family member. If the pictures appear dark, I am very sorry. The lighting at the time wasn't great.

The Hopper Family 
Isabella in her room
Family Members: Father Richie works as the sports writer for the Brambly Corners Newspaper. Mother Stephanie likes everything to be organized and in place, she also likes to exchange desserts with Susanne Tippyscotch. Isabelle enjoys tennis and gymnastics. Isabelle loves hanging out with all her friends as well. Baby Katerina loves to take lots of naps and listen to lullabies.

Next, we will tour the Hopper House. First, we will visit Mother Stephanie in the kitchen baking an Apple Pie. Over on the table lays the newest edition of the Brambly Corners Newspaper. Father Richie enjoys some tea and a good book my the warmth of the fireplace. Isabelle enjoys hanging out up in her room, she reads a book about magic. She has been meaning to get her guitar restrung but still hasn't gotten to it. Baby Katerina enjoys a nice refreshing nap up in the alcove.

Thank you for reading my post! I will post more very soon! Bye!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Meet The Tippyscotch Family

Hello everyone! It's Ellie here, and today I will be starting a little series of posts about the families that currently live in Brambly Corners. I will do one whenever a new family moves to Brambly Corners.

The Tippyscotch Family, is one of the most interesting families in Brambly Corners. Here are some facts about the Tippyscotchs!

Suzy [top left], Bell [top right]
Hopper [bottom left], Honey [bottom right]

Overview of the Tippyscotch Cottage.
Family Members: Susanne Tippyscotch is an amazing fox from the town of Honeysuckle Hollow. She loves to bake yummy desserts for everyone in Brambly Corners. Susanne is the founder of Brambly Corners, and is currently the town mayor. Brooke Tippyscotch is a sweet little bunny who was adopted by Suzy Tippyscotch. Suzy recalls finding Bell and her younger twin siblings Hopper and Honor alone in a forest, and hearing her mother and father calling for Bell, Hopper, and Honey. Suzy tried to find Brooke, Hopper, and Honor's parents for a whole month, but they seemed to have disappeared. Susanne never stops looking but since then has taken Brooke, Hopper, and Honor under her wing. Brooke is very cheerful, and loves to draw. Brooke also enjoys having parties at her house! Hopper can never sit still and loves to explore. Honor loves to sit outside and play in the daffodils and lilies.

Bell's alcove
The Tippyscotch House: Next, the Tippyscotchs have graciously let us tour their home. Even though  they have a tiny cottage of only one floor it is filled with family love.

Susanne's favorite part of the cottage is probably is by the kitchen. Susanne as I mentioned before loves to bake, her specialty is her amazing cupcakes. Susanne also loves knitting and her bed is filled with yarn.

Brooke loves to jump on her bed because the mattress is very bouncy. Brooke's favorite part of the house is the "second floor." Brooke made a nice window seat up on in a little alcove. In the winter, Brooke loves to curl up with a good book and eat Susanne's cupcakes and drink some tea.

Hopper loves trying to find ways to get up to Brooke's alcove, because he is so adventurous. So far he hasn't succeeded. Honor as I mentioned before enjoys sitting out front and watching Susanne bake.

Thank you so much for reading today's post about the Tippyscotch Family! See you again in Brambly Corners!

Friday, April 1, 2016

April Fool's Scavenger Hunt Part 1

Hello everyone! It's Ellie, and today I have a fun, exciting April Fool's post. Our friends Brooke Tippyscotch and Isabelle Hopper will be going on a Scavenger Hunt. I will post 2 parts today, this is the first. Enjoy!

Isabelle Hopper sat up in her bed, and yawned. She stretched out her arms.

She got out of bed and headed downstairs.  On the way down she realized it was April Fool's Day. Hooray!
When she got downstairs, Isabelle's mother had already left her breakfast. Isabelle gobbled up the food.
Isabelle heard the doorbell ring and she went to the door to answer it. Isabelle's best friend Brooke was at the door. "Brooke" said Isabelle, "You're here, come on inside." Brooke stepped inside, and gave her friend a hug.

They went up to Isabelle's room to talk.
 A few minutes later, Isabelle's dad came up to Isabelle's room. "Hi Isabelle, Hi Brooke" he said. "Hi Dad, Hi Mr. Hopper" responded Isabelle and Brooke.

"Happy April Fool's Day!" said Mr. Hopper.  "You girls doing anything special, today?" he asked. Isabelle and Brooke shook their heads is response.  "How about I make you an April Fool Scavenger Hunt?" asked Mr. Hopper. Isabelle and Brooke answered "Yeah!"
 A few minutes later, Mr. Hopper handed Isabelle and Brooke a piece of paper. Isabelle and Brooke thanked Mr. Hopper, and Brooke read what was written on the paper.
 Fingers waving in the breeze of spring's light air
Colors changing in the leaves when daylight falls short
Towering over everything else, but also providing a nest

Isabelle and Brooke looked at each other with confusion. What could it mean?

To Be Continued