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

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Isabelle and Brooke's Spring Adventure

Hi everyone. It's Ellie here, and today I have a Spring Photo Story. The characters in the story are Brooke Tippyscotch, Daughter of the Rabbit Family and Isabelle Hopper, Daughter of the Kangaroo Family. Enjoy!

Isabelle Hopper yawned, and hopped out of bed.

She went downstairs for breakfast. Her mother gave her some lime juice, grapes, and toast with strawberry jam. Isabelle munched her food silently.

She looked outside, it had just finished raining and there was a rainbow in the sky.

She decided that today would be the perfect day to go on a spring adventure with her friend Brooke Tippyscotch. Isabelle's mom, Stephanie, handed her a luncheon basket. Isabelle thanked her, and off she went.

She walked over to Brooke's house, and rang the doorbell. Brooke opened the door, and smiled when she saw Isabelle.

Isabelle told Brooke her idea. Brooke loved her idea, and off they went.

Isabelle and Brooke first went to go look at the giant lavender plant they had heard of. It was big indeed. They rubbed their paws on the plant, and they smelled their hands. Their hands smelled heavenly.

Then they went over to the big Brambly Tree, which stood in the heart of Brambly Corners. Isabelle was brave, and climbed the Brambly Tree, despite it being muddy under the Brambly Tree.

Then they decided to head over to an area they saw before that looked perfect to stop and have lunch. First, though, they stopped at a giant puddle. Neither of them were brave enough to walk into the puddle, so they just stood at the side of the puddle staring at their reflections.

Then they had a delicious lunch of Salad, Cheese, Orange Juice, and Roast Beef Sandwiches. It was amazing!

Then they decided to look at clouds. Isabelle thought one cloud looked like the Brambly Tree, Brooke thought the same cloud looked like a sandwich. I'm not sure how they thought that they looked like those items, because I thought it looked like a river.

Then they went over to a sundial sculpture. They looked at it, confused. They didn't know what the sundial was. They also were confused why half of the sundial was wet and the other half wasn't.

Isabelle and Brooke then went back to Brooke's house and went in her conservatory.

They played around in it for a while, then Brooke had to go home. It had been a great day, indeed!

Thank you for reading the post everyone! Bye!

Inside the Cozy Cottage

Hi, everyone! It's Ellie, and today I'm taking you inside the Hopper Kangaroo Family Home. Enjoy!

Here is the Hopper Family in front of their home. From left to right is Isabelle Hopper [Daughter], Richie Hopper [Father], Stephanie Hopper [Mother], and in Shelia Hopper's apron Katerina Hopper [Baby Girl.]

Here is the front of the Hopper Family House. The flowers which are on the wood planks, were made by my grandma.

Here is the conservatory [greenhouse] my grandma also made. It has a lock on the door, which I think is awesome.

The inside has a place to put flowers and to sit, as well as a stone floor.

The downstairs of the home, includes the dining table, the kitchen appliances, the fireplace, and Baby Katerina's crib.

I got the candelabra, at Michael's Craft Store. I thought it looked nice on the table.

Here is Baby Katie's crib. Personally, I thought the teddy bear was adorable, I also got the crib at Michael's Craft Store.

The pictures on the right are above Baby Katerina's crib, and they are her favorite storybook characters. The picture on the left is Daughter Isabelle's School Schedule.

Here is the fireplace. It does glow but I don't currently have batteries in it. On top of the fireplace is a sewing machine from Michael's Craft Store. Also, hanging above the fireplace is a picture of the Calico Critters.

Here is the second floor, up here is Isabelle's and Stephanie's bedroom [I still haven't figured out where to put Richie's bed.]

Stephanie's side of the bedroom has a pink bed with pink roses next to it. It also has a knitting basket and books at the end of the bed.

Isabelle's side of the bedroom has a red and yellow bed with red roses next to it. Isabella has a large armoire, too. With books, pencils, paper, and other necessities in it.

I hoped you enjoyed my photo story, and check back soon for an exciting spring photo shoot!

P.S Here is are some photos of Brooke being wacky. The first one is Brooke on the car dashboard and the second one is Brooke sitting on some faux flowers at Michael's Craft Store. I didn't take a picture of this but Brooke was using a faux palm tree as a slide. She slid down the branch of the palm tree into the shopping basket. Oh, Brooke!