• Does adding ponies to a room make it a "Pony Room?"

    When Fathead released a set of My Little Pony FIM wall graphics earlier this year, my initial reaction was something along the lines of “That’s fun for a child’s room.” Not so much because I am above adorning my walls with images of ponies, but more so because I have a very strict rule of no ponies outside the Pony Room and wall space is premium real estate in that place. Given the choice between erecting new display shelving or slapping pony stickers on an empty wall, shelves will win every time.

    Fast forward a few months, and now I find myself plotting a full take over of the main floor office. It is currently painted in murals of flowers and weeping willows. The previous owner used the room as a child’s bedroom. I’ve never been a fan, but for lack of inspiration it hasn’t been touched since we moved in almost two years ago. Plus, it has really high ceilings and if I’m going to spend that much time balancing myself and a paint roller on a ladder taller than a step stool, I better be committed to the idea. I’m thinking since I spend most of my time in the office working on My Little Pony projects, why not just embrace it and share the space with Twilight Sparkle and the gang?

    I’ve assured my husband that pony wall graphics do not equal “My Little Pony Room Part 2”, but I don’t think he is entirely convinced.

  • Yet More Shameful Pony Dealings
    Wow, I can’t believe it is already the middle of November. Time has definitely gotten away from me as I haven’t posted on the MLPCollector Blog in months! I’ve been trying to keep things balanced between teaching, planning the 2012 My Little Pony Fair, and being a mom. I have managed to check in at http://www.mlparena.com/ and http://www.mlptp.net/ from time to time, but not as much as I’d like.

    I have managed to keep up on the newest My Little Pony releases and I’m really digging Wave 4. I found Feathermay, Flitterheart, Honeybuzz, Plumsweet, Snowcatcher, and Twinkleshine the other day while shopping at Meijer. Someone had stocked them, but they weren’t in the system yet and the cashier told me that they weren’t allowed to sell them. I wasn’t about to let these girls be carted off to some back room where they’d wait to be keyed into the system and then placed onto the shelves. My life is way too hectic to make a daily trip to Meijer to stalk the toy aisles… There was a time and place for that (college) but, it is no longer an option. I may or may not have given the cashier in question an evil glare prompting him to call the toy department and nervously mutter the pony names into the receiver. Apparently, I am not above intimidating awkward teenagers when it comes to My Little Ponies. Shameful.

    I am going to make a concerted effort to blog over the next few weeks since I feel like I need to reconnect with my neglected pony peeps. I hope you all are doing well!