As soon as I got the Valentine Photo Spot in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, I knew I was going to have to get a picture of Roald and Aurora together. I finally did (and just before the snow melted, too!)…have you ever seen a cuter couple?

Matching Shirts on Valentine’s Day

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been holding a special in-game Valentine’s Day event this month. One part of that event has been daily login bonuses, which included a pair of matching heart t-shirts. I assume the intended purpose of these shirts was for the player and their favorite villager to wear so they could match I decided that instead, I wanted my favorite penguin couple to be t-shirt buddies!

Aren’t Roald and Aurora adorable? Just a little over a month until the new Animal Crossing game comes out for the Nintendo Switch, and I can’t wait!!!

Chickadee Thursday

Sometimes, I let Chickadee play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for me. And occasionally when I do, I find new pictures in my phone’s photo library:

She loves the elephant villagers!

The Animal Crossing Christmas Boutique

One aspect of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp I haven’t really gotten into is the fortune cookie system. I did go crazy for the Toy Day variety last December, but for the most part, I’m not willing to spend my Leaf Tickets on them. Until Bree’s Boutique Cookie was introduced recently. I love the upscale retail furniture items, and I especially love how easy it is to mix them with the glass roses from the 2nd anniversary event, the glass slipper from the Skye’s Lavish Ball fortune cookie, and some odds and ends I’ve picked up in other spots. But best of all, the Snowy Toy Day Tree from last year’s event is the perfect centerpiece to my new Christmas Boutique!

Sartorial Saturday–Inspired by Animal Crossing

It’s not often that I do a Sartorial Saturday post that focuses on one single brooch and nothing else (actually, I don’t think I ever have!), but today’s brooch has a special story.

I think I may have mentioned what a huge fan I am of the Animal Crossing series of video games. In the most recent game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, one of the big features of the game is designing and expanding a camper that is your home and means of transportation in the game:

Erstwilder, my favorite purveyor of brooches, recently launched a “Fan Favorites” collection. And I was excited to see the “Happy Glamper” in the collection, because I’ve always liked that particular brooch in its various colorways, but never added it to my wardrobe. Even though it’s cute, I wasn’t even going to buy it this time, until Ryan looked at it and called it an “Animal Crossing Brooch.”

Well, that was the end of that. How could I pass by a brooch that represents my very favorite video game? Lucky for me, I had been saving my reward points with Erstwilder, so I didn’t even have to pay full price. And it’s just as adorable as I expected!

I even temporarily re-designed my camper in the game, both in retro shape and colors, to match the brooch as closely as possible!

I can honestly say a video game has never motivated a fashion purchase for me before (although I did come pretty close to buying an Eevee brooch this summer!), and I’m not planning on making a habit of it, but I am glad that I was able to pick this one up!

The Arrival of Blathers!

This has been a very exciting week in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, because Blathers has finally arrived as a character who can visit your campsite or cabin!

I had actually given up on the hope of Blathers coming to the game in this way, ever since they added the “Blathers’ Treasure Trek” mini-game. And I had no idea this was in the works, so I was pleasantly shocked on Monday morning, and very glad I had been hoarding my Leaf Tickets so I could craft his desk right away!

Not only does he talk like he always has in the Animal Crossing Games, you can even occasionally catch him examining fossils at his desk, which I think is a nice detail.

Blathers is my favorite, um, civic worker? animal in the Animal Crossing series…now if they would just add my favorite special holiday animal (the Harvest Festival’s Franklin the turkey), I would have all of my favorites!

Roald and Aurora–A Penguin Love Story

Ever since I first started playing Animal Crossing games what seems like a very long time ago (seriously, getting close to two decades!), my very favorite villager has been Roald the penguin. I mean, how could you not love this guy?

Somebody as nice as Roald is clearly not destined to be a bachelor, so I was very excited when, at the end of last year, Aurora was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. There are several penguin gals in the series, but she is by far the nicest, and the perfect match for Roald.

Ever since she was added, I’ve been looking for photo opportunities that provide evidence of their sweet relationship.

Culminating with this spring’s wedding-themed game event, where I finally saw them exchange vows (with their penguin pal, Cube, officiating)!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp might not be a full Animal Crossing game (I sure am looking forward to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in 2020!!!), but it has let me have fun creating this little story!

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp–Chilly Jamboree

I’m a little late, but here’s a look back at the January Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp event. It began with a Tortimer-sponsored gardening challenge, and has been the case for the last few events, moved on to a gyroidite scavenger hunt and then a fishing tournament. There were also a few new animals introduced, a cool addition of an ice skating rink, and some new fortune cookies (including Gladys’s Camellia Cookie, which contained some beautiful, snowy pieces of furniture, including a new Japanese bridge which very much reminds me of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Drum Bridge), plus some fun new clothing items. It was a little hard to get into the event right after Christmas, but by the time it was done, I discovered I loved the whole thing!