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Updated: 2017-03-22T02:25:00+00:00

 



Back from the Birthday Trip

2017-03-22T02:25:00+00:00

Hey everyone! Just thought I'd drop in and let you know that we actually made it to Roseville this time. ;) We had a wonderful birthday trip for the girls and got back home safely this afternoon.I'd hoped to get that Beauty and the Beast review up before I left, but between packing and everything else, it didn't work out. The short version of my review is that overall, I LOVED it. :D More detailed thoughts to come. ;)I don't have the energy to do a full post tonight, but here's a short little preview of our trip:More to come! ;)Hey everyone! Just thought I'd drop in and let you know that we actually made it to Roseville this time. ;) We had a wonderful birthday trip for the girls and got back home safely this afternoon.I'd hoped to get that Beauty and the Beast review up before I left, but between packing and everything else, it didn't work out. The short version of my review is that overall, I LOVED it. :D More detailed thoughts to come. ;)I don't have the energy to do a full post tonight, but here's a short little preview of our trip:More to come! ;)[...]



In Which my Monthly Posting Trend Continues...

2017-03-17T04:10:00+00:00

Okay, seriously, where did February go? There's no way my calendar is right. Oy.I really hate starting blog posts with an apology, but I feel one is due this time. It's been over a month since you've heard from me, which is ridiculous. Apparently, this is my new thing for 2017: one post per month. Sorry, guys! :}So, what have I been up to during that time?First off, I have to share the rest of our Spirit Week pictures with you. (Side note: I think Spirit Week was the start of my blog neglect. I'm pretty sure I used up most of my brain cells then, and things haven't slowed down since.) ;)If you guys remember, all of the dress up days this year had board game themes. So the first day, highlighted in my previous post, was Candyland. Day Two was "Scrabble Day." The students each had to pick a famous character or object that started with the same letter as the first letter of their name and dress up as that. So, I suppose now you'll know the first letter of each of the girl's names. ;) Little Gal went as Captain America, Middle Gal went as Porthos (from the 90s version of "The Three Musketeers"), and Oldest Gal went as Boo from Monsters Inc. Little Gal's shield and Middle Gal's sword were both handmade by my dad, using cardboard, duct tape, and paint. :)Puppy kisses for Captain America. ;)Day Three was "Apples to Apples Day". Oldest Gal and Little Gal went for more literal interpretations of this by going as Apples to Apples game cards, while Middle Gal chose a theme from one of the cards and went as a fairy.The last day was "Battleship Day," or, more traditionally, "Red, White, and Blue Day." I think this one's pretty self-explanatory. ;)The girls still managed to keep up with their homework during Spirit Week. Here's Little Gal doing her reading in one of the under-bed storage cubbies, waiting to go into Oldest Gal's room. ;)***In the middle of this crazy week was the AWANA Grand Prix at our church, an event where each of the kiddos get to make their own boxwood derby cars and race them. Oldest Gal isn't in AWANA anymore (she's too old), but the other two both had fun working on their cars with Papa.Middle Gal decided on a dolphin design and made a mermaid to ride on top.The mermaid is trailing her hands in the water at the end of the dolphin's tail. The water was made from hot glue droplets (all Middle Gal's idea).Little Gal decided she wanted to make Moana's boat. Here it is from the side......and from the front.***As if this wasn't enough fun, we've celebrated two birthdays over the past month, too. Middle Gal's was in February. She decided on an ice cream and toppings bar instead of cake, so my mom and Mimi found all sorts of fun toppings for ice cream.She requested something for a fairy garden as her [non]cake topper, so Mom found her some figurines and a wishing well, and my dad made her a little fairy-sized bridge.Little Gal's actual birthday is almost here, but we celebrated her family party last week. She requested a Moana cake with Moana high-fiving an ocean wave.I think Mom and Mimi pulled it off pretty well. :)The "sand" was graham cracker crumbs over a cream cheese frosting, with chocolate shells for decorations. The water was made of blue and white fondant.My dad made Little Gal her own miniature version of Moana's boat for her little Moana doll. Pua looks ready for adventure!***Backtracking a bit now. Right after Spirit Week, over President's Day weekend, we attempted to take the girls' annual birthday trip to Roseville.Mini Josefina and Ooma the Zelf, all excited for the trip.We specifically took I-5 instead of Highway 99, our normal route, because of the possible flooding of the Oroville Dam. Ironically, 99 was fine that day, but I-5 was partially closed because of heavy flooding. But unfortunately, we didn't find out about it until we were stopped in traffic and didn't know why. :{ There was no warning at all. One moment we were driving along, excited to visit Toys R Us and the Disney Store and the mall, and the next, we were in standstill traffic. For the next three h[...]



Valentine's Day, Spirit Week, AG News, and Disney Store Dolls

2017-02-14T18:55:00+00:00

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! I hope your day is spent with someone special, whether it's a husband, wife, sweetheart, or good friend. Hubby and I were too tired to do much other than say "Happy Valentine's Day" to each other this morning as we stumbled out of bed and got ready for the day. That's what happens when your girls have Spirit Week, Homecoming, Valentine's Day parties, and the Awana Grand Prix all in the same week. ;DSpeaking of Spirit Week, I thought I'd keep with tradition and share some photos of the girls here. :) A HUGE thank you to my parents for helping with costumes.💓This year, all of the dress-up days have a board game theme. Today's was "Candyland." Oldest Gal and Middle Gal's costumes were so wide, I had to do individual pictures this time. ;)Oldest Gal went as a peppermint. Best costume idea ever! She chose all red and white clothing. We cut a big circle out of cardboard and painted it to look like a peppermint. (She actually did the painting herself.) We added handles on the back and then wrapped the "candy" in clear cellophane to look like a candy wrapper. This whole look cost us $2 because we didn't have red tights. ;) Everything else either we had or my parents had.Middle Gal went as a slice of cake (complete with a cherry on top). This costume is actually one that my mom made for me when I was in high school celebrating Spirit Week. We just added the red beanie ($1 at Walmart) for a finishing touch. (Middle Gal didn't want to wear a paper candle hat with orange and yellow tissue flame like I did.) ;) I think she kind of looks like a Shopkin. She just needs some eyeballs on the front of the cake slice. ;) Little Gal decided to be Queen Frostine from the Candyland game. This was a dress my mom had in her dress-up tote. We added a tiara from Dollar Tree to complete the look. :) Unfortunately, Little Gal's throat started bothering her again, so she wasn't able to go to school. I'm hoping with a day of rest, she'll feel well enough to go tomorrow.***Any of you who follow the American Girl Facebook page are probably aware of some of the changes being made to the dolls this year, and the backlash that's happening from fans. This year, American Girl dolls will start having permanent underwear as part of their lower torso. The reason is supposedly to make playtime easier and to keep the underwear from getting lost, but it seems more like a cost-cutting measure. There are some definite concerns from AG fans on this. Aside from the fact that the underwear can never come off, it seems like a cheapening of the brand. I'm particularly concerned with how this will affect the quality of the dolls after seeing this video from an AGPlaythings member who actually ended up with one of the dolls with permanent panties. I mean, it kind of looks like the doll had an accident in her pants. :( It's possible (hopefully) that this is a defective doll and they won't all look like this.My girls are incredibly disappointed at this decision by the company. It's actually made them think they might not want to add the dolls they've thought about purchasing for their collections. It will be interesting to see what happens with this in the future. All I know is I'm really glad I'm not working in the American Girl marketing or design department right now. ;)In happier news, American Girl has released information about some of the new dolls they'll be releasing this year. Among the more notable releases are Logan, their first boy doll, Felicity, the cherished historical doll back from the archives, and Nanea, a new BeForever doll with a new face mold. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about the look of the new mold, but I want to hold off on my thoughts until I see her in person this fall when she's released. You can see a slideshow of all of the new dolls and a little information about them HERE.***Speaking of seeing things in person and holding off judgement, I've tried really hard to not voice an opinion on the infamous Disney Store live-action Belle[...]



Beauty and the Beast 2017 Funko Mystery Minis! :D

2017-02-06T20:05:00+00:00

I'm so excited, guys! My mom and aunt went to our local Hot Topic yesterday and discovered these ADORABLE new Funko Mystery Minis:I may possibly have squealed when they sent me the pictures of the boxes from the store. ;)The front of the box features Chip and Belle.Gaston and the Beast are on one side......and the Prince (eep!) and the Hot Topic Exclusive Village Belle are on the other. The back shows all of the available figures from the Hot Topic packages, including three exclusive figures. (I was a little bummed to see they don't have a Cogsworth, even in the non-Hot Topic boxes. Maybe he'll be a Walgreen's exclusive like Rapunzel.)My aunt bought four packages, and after she and mom called me and told me about them, I had them pick out two for me. :)My aunt got Celebration Belle first. Isn't she darling? I LOVE this new dress. Celebration Belle from the back, complete with baby's breath in her hair. :)Next, my aunt got the Hot Topic Exclusive Beast. He's cute, but a little grumpy. ;)Beast from the back.She also got the other Beast figure. I like him a lot better. :)Beast #2 from the back.Each Beast figure has a little tail in the back that sticks out. The detail on these figures is quite amazing.My aunt's last figure was another Hot Topic Exclusive, this sweet Village Belle with her book.Belle from the back.My first figure was Belle in her yellow dress, holding a rose. The interesting thing was, this actually isn't one of the figures that's supposed to be in the Hot Topic boxes! That's okay, though, because she's my favorite out of all the Belles in their yellow dresses. :)Belle from the back.A closer look at some of her details:I was really excited when I felt my next figure through the plastic, because I thought it might be the Prince. Sigh. So close. ;) Gaston is super cute, though, so I can't complain. (And I think Luke Evans is going to be INCREDIBLE in this movie.)Gaston from the back.Gaston and Village Belle look really cute together.And so do Belle and "Happy Beast," as I've dubbed him. ;)My aunt was really sweet and said she'd be willing to trade or let my buy some of her figures since I'm such a big Beauty and the Beast fan. I decided to trade my Gaston for her Happy Beast, and I also bought her Celebration Belle. I'm hoping to eventually find the Prince, Chip, Mrs. Potts, and Lumiere. And maybe another Village Belle. ;) AFTERNOON UPDATE: Okay, guys, I just couldn't help myself. :} I stopped by Hot Topic before I picked the girls up from school and picked up three more boxes. And would you believe I got just what I was hoping for? :DLeFou, the Prince, and another Belle in her ball gown.Well, okay, I wasn't hoping for LeFou, but he's still pretty cute. ;)LeFou from the back.And he looks great with Gaston."And I've got my sight set on that one.""The inventor's daughter?""She's the one! The lucky girl I'm going to marry." I could go on, but I think I'll stop there. ;)The Belle I got was the other Hot Topic exclusive one. I love the way she's lifting her skirt so elegantly. Belle from the back.She looks great with Mimi's Hot Topic Exclusive Beast.The one I was most excited about was this guy. I was really hoping to find the Prince! :DThe Prince from the back.A closer look at that fancy hairdo. ;)Doesn't he look darling with Belle in her Celebration dress?I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE TO COME OUT!!! :DSo my aunt and I have worked it out. I'm going to trade my newest Belle in her ball gown for Mimi's Village Belle, and I'm going to trade LeFou for Belle in her Celebration dress. That means I'll have Happy Beast, Belle in her ball gown with the rose, Village Belle, the Prince, and Belle in her Celebration dress. Mimi will have Hot Topic Exclusive Beast, Hot Topic Exclusive Belle in her ball gown, Gaston, and LeFou.And crazily, I actually now have all of the figures I wanted. It's unheard of in blind bag land! Normally I get a ton of duplicates! I love how these guys look on my shelf, and I'm so th[...]



Beauty and the Beast: Sharing my Obsession with the Doll Club ;)

2017-02-04T04:10:00+00:00

Well, I officially survived having eleven house guests on Wednesday. ;) The house cleaning wasn't all that fun, but I loved decorating with my Beauty and the Beast stuff and talking about my most obsessive collection. ;)Here's the display I set up in the living room. It was so much fun to arrange my dolls and to use my vintage Belle sheet for one of the tablecloths. One of the ladies joked, "Hannah, I don't think you have enough Beauty and the Beast dolls." ;)This table featured mostly my Mattel Beauty and the Beast dolls.This table had my Disney Store dolls, with a couple of Mattel and Hasbro thrown in in the background. Oh, and my new Funko Pop Beast and Belle in the front. :)You might notice a brand new set of dolls among the rest...Yep, I decided it would be a good idea to have a doll set from the new movie for the meeting. That way I could discuss Hasbro's takeover of Disney dolls and the new live action movie. It was a sacrifice to add more to my collection, but I guess I'm just all heart. ;)I purposely waited to get this set until the Disney Store announced their doll releases, just in case they released a Prince doll. Sadly, as you all probably know, they didn't, but at least Hasbro released one. And while Belle doesn't look much like Emma Watson to me, the Prince could definitely pass for Dan Stevens. I'm a bit bummed by the lack of articulation on the Prince and his white, plastic legs. However, since I'm not planning on deboxing them, it's not as big of a deal for me. I'm wondering how easy it would be to rebody him if I ended up with another set in the future...Beautiful Belle, as portrayed by Emma, on the back of the box. (I LOVE this dress!!)But now, back to the meeting. ;)I had a lot of fun decorating the table for my guests. Funko Cogsworth and Lumiere took center stage with my very own "enchanted rose."I found these adorable little "glass" domes, which are actually plastic, at Michael's, and filled them with dessert erasers I found in Target's Valentine's Day section. Not only did they make cute decorations, but they were perfect party favors to send home with all of the guests.I found this lighted glass dome at Tuesday Morning. All I had to do was add a fake rose and some fake rose petals, and I had a perfect enchanted rose display.My mom prepared all of the food and refreshments. We set up this little drink area near the table. (Sorry, I didn't get any pictures of the food.)And see, I even got my house clean in time! ;)I had to share a couple of photos of my group:I wish I could fully express how dear each and every one of these ladies has become to me. They've become my extended family, like a huge group of grandmas and great aunts...and friends. I'm so thankful to have them in my life. Even though they collect antique dolls, they're always very supportive of my more modern collections. I consider myself their link to the modern happenings of the doll world, and they are my educators on dolls of the past. It's beneficial for both sides, I think.P.S. My favorite part of the above picture is my mom peeking through the kitchen opening. Can you see her? :)At the end of the meeting, I talked about the upcoming live action movie and played the newest trailer for the ladies. The best part? Most of them talked about how great it looked and how much they were looking forward to seeing it. :)Did you miss the trailer? You can see it HERE and SQUEAL like a little girl the way I did. ;DOverall, it was a wonderful day full of food, friends, and dolly fun. Even though I was exhausted by the end of it, it was well worth it. :)Hope you're all having a wonderful week![...]Well, I officially survived having eleven house guests on Wednesday. ;) The house cleaning wasn't all that fun, but I loved decorating with my Beauty and the Beast stuff and talking about my most obsessive collection. ;)Here's the display I set up in the living room. It was so much fun to arrange my dolls and to use my vintage Belle [...]



Hey There...Remember Me?

2017-01-22T08:02:00+00:00

The one who used to post on this blog at least once a week...usually? Yeah. Just thought I should stop by and let you know I'm still alive.I don't really have a valid excuse, other than the usual "my life is so crazy right now" thing. ;) The holidays were nuts, Hubby's work shifts have been all over the place (night shift, day shift, away from home for a week shift, etc.), I've been working on several projects...the list goes on. And, to be honest, the farther behind I got, the harder it was to get back to the blog. (I'm really good at avoidance when I'm overwhelmed.) ;)I knew it was time to shape up and post SOMETHING when someone left a comment on my Facebook page today, asking if my blog was still functional. :}So, Merry Christmas and Happy 2017! (Hey, at least I posted in time for Valentine's Day...a whole three weeks early!)As usual, I have several posts in the works (when do I NOT have posts in the works?), part of my aforementioned avoidance/overwhelmed thing. ;) I thought for this post, though, I'd briefly share a bit of what I've been up to since you last heard from me, and then share a few things I'm looking forward to.ChristmasOur family had a lovely Christmas together, though it was quite different from years past. For one thing, this year Christmas was held at my mom and dad's house instead of my aunt's. Due to financial issues related to medical issues, my aunt had to move this year, so her home was no longer available to us. It was a bit crowded, but we survived just fine. ;) It was great to all be together once again. And I have to admit, there was something special about spending Christmas in the home of my childhood, thinking back on old memories. :)Watching Papa's train go around the base of the Christmas tree.All ready for Christmas morning!Interestingly enough, I didn't bring a doll or toy to Christmas this year. It was all I could do to get the people in my life packed. ;)I did manage to get pics of the display the girls and I set up for my mom's living room, though. :) Doll CustomizingThe girls all got Pullip dolls this year, which was super exciting for them. Middle Gal got a "Make it Own" Pullip set, and did a fabulous job customizing her doll.Pretty good for an almost eleven-year-old. ;)This got all of us on a doll customizing kick. I've admired the YouTube tutorials of doll customizers such as Nicolle's Dreams and Dollighful, but aside from a few feeble attempts at customization, I've never really taken the plunge.This January, I did, and for a couple of weeks, that was pretty much all we did. The girls' dolls are still in progress, but here's how my first one turned out:Ever After High Raven with face paint removed.After repaint:It was a LOT harder than it looked on the tutorials, but I'm super pleased with her. :) Can't wait to share pics of the girls' dolls, too!DeclutteringThe doll customization was brought to a screeching halt, however, when at this month's doll club meeting, I discovered that the doll club would be meeting next at my house on February 1st. Eep! Time to put the dolly stuff on hold and clean the house.But, of course, I couldn't just do things the easy way, clean things up, and be done with it. No. I had to do the whole, "Blech!!! My house is a mess! I can't find anything! I have too much stuff! The girls have too much stuff!" thing and embark on a major decluttering adventure.Which has pretty much taken up the entire month of January. Especially since I discovered black mold on one of my walls. :(But we're making progress, and I LOVE what we've done so far. Hopefully, I can get it all done in the next week and a half...and figure out what on earth I'm going to talk about for the meeting. ;)A great shelf I found at Goodwill for just $10...perfect for the younger two girls' room!Our newly organized doll customization/craft center.The still-in-progress part. ;)I'm hoping to do some eBay sales in the coming weeks (probably after the doll [...]



How Reborn Dolls Are Made

2017-01-07T10:46:00+00:00

The first effort I ever tried at making my own reborn doll resulted in a tiny little attractiveness a buddy snatched up so quickly I did not even think to take pictures before she was adopted into her new house. Since that time, I’ve made several reborn dolls. Almost invariably, I use Berenguer dolls to […]
The first effort I ever tried at making my own reborn doll resulted in a tiny little attractiveness a buddy snatched up so quickly I did not even think to take pictures before she was adopted into her new house. Since that time, I’ve made several reborn dolls. Almost invariably, I use Berenguer dolls to reborn, because they aren’t as expensive to start with.

By adding a payment gateway to your web site you will have the capacity to take orders from customers all over the world. You could possibly raise your sales by as much as 30 to 100 percent, by accepting credit cards. Your reborn baby web site can easily be registered with PayPal (there is no fee to enroll) and start accepting all major credit cards and checks for as little as 2.5 percent -2.9 percent for each trade.

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Some reborn doll have all vinyl bodies, some have fabric bodies, and some are not jointed. Is the chest smaller than the stomach, as in most vinyl dolls? Or is it an even thickness like American Girl dolls? The material bodies give you a greater margin of error without too many issues with the finished outfit. Vinyl bodies are more difficult, because they do not have any give and the clothing must be tight-fitting to say on at the midsection without slipping.

So whether that baby is considered preemie or newborn and if the shopper understands the age of the baby, the entire web opens for countless picks of pieces!

Women purchase reborn dolls to replace a kid that they once lost. as stated earlier This could not be unhealthy, and could help with the grieving process. But the question is, is it really? And is it? The first common coping mechanism faced with the loss of someone or something that a man uses important is denial. These dolls could temporarily help them on this process by diverting their attention and at exactly the same time supplying them a temporary replacement. Nevertheless, there are particular issues regarding this kind of cope.

Everywhere you look you see crocheted things: ponchos and handbags, totes, wonderful blouses and tunics, and many other garments and accessories. Do you realize that now, you can make money with your art, although you may have been crocheting all your life, nearly? Crocheted reborn doll clothes is wearable art!

You have got to be joking – no one would be fooled into doing that! Billions of bucks say that you are incorrect. All it takes would be to convince you that you are not fine, you are not loveable not worthy and going to be joyful happy. Which is so simple to do because right from the start you were brainwashed into believing that love is only for the young, the amazing and the rich. You probably do not recognize but you, yes you, are a part of the propaganda and you are endorsing and promoting it.

Reborn Baby Dolls is a new art form, but one that’s growing very fast. The dolls have become very collectible and are quite lifelike and realistic. Twins and triplets are accessible as is an entire range of clothing, dummies, etc. There is also a range of reborn baby dolls for kids, but they are distinct from the things that are collectible. However sell extremely well.




Choosing The Right Reborn Doll For You

2017-01-06T07:59:00+00:00

Mannequins perfect props for adding life to your store will show. With proper lighting and several inventive ideas you may make a mannequin come alive. Consider the difference from a little girl mannequin wearing a pretty Christmas dress and exactly the same little girl opening a gift, discovering the teddy bear of her dreams and […]Mannequins perfect props for adding life to your store will show. With proper lighting and several inventive ideas you may make a mannequin come alive. Consider the difference from a little girl mannequin wearing a pretty Christmas dress and exactly the same little girl opening a gift, discovering the teddy bear of her dreams and her parents looking lovingly on your sweetheart. Emotion will really get clients into the Christmas internal. Tug at their heartstrings a little and it could really advantageous. These dolls have become quite widespread recently, and perhaps seemed to enjoy developed their unique community and culture. Money-making niches lots doll collectors and artists that deal just with reborn lifelike dolls. They have also gained a great number of popularity as gifts for expecting mums, and mums of newborns, to be a remembrance for this birth of our child. Of course, factors also heaps of that find these lifelike dolls eerie, or even genuinely disturbing because for the close resemblance to real babies. A lot of people also find a way to be concerned for ought to be state of some among the more extreme enthusiasts of reborn baby dolls review . They believe that the collectors are quite « obsessed » without the pain . dolls, knowning that treating them like real babies is unhealthy. You should capture extra photos as is possible once there is the newborn properly positioned. Atmosphere guarantee that you at least get might want to remember shot every and every twenty or thirty seized. This is a little higher ratio of shots taken to acceptable shots that I’d normally follow during a common portrait practice session. However, with safety in mind begin exercising . leave the newborn in a compromised position any over you in order to be. You can also incorporate lifestyle shots utilizing parents holding the new child. This takes the safety of the child out of your hands of these types of poses. As with any collectible the higher the quality, more rare and more sought just is calories from fat its likely to cost. Quality reborn doll s could cost anywhere from $150 to $5000 and most. Needless to say, is definitely real an large number of money to be manufactured in the reborn doll industry. The materials you significance about this step depend on you feel quite comfortable that includes. Many beginning reborn artists prefer using a stencil creme to add blush thus to their babies, but I’ve always stuck one same acrylic paints I made use of to create the purple wash it out. No matter which way you go, you’re going to get the fingers chaotic. It really just depends on which style of paint feels most natural to your family. Having a reborn baby doll is a great, creative way obtaining an outlet for your spare efforts. It gives you with a sense of satisfaction just to touch and dress them up. However, if you are like you’re too old to have dolls, just keep this in feelings. You wouldn’t emerge as only person to own such a type of toy doll! It brings the actual inner child in your can turn into a great new way in order to consider the stress off after a long tiring day. If others are mindful of their pets as their own and take them for walks, these reborn dolls might give you that satisfaction to! The artist at the shop greeted the dad and daughter and proceeded to show little Patty and her Dad the various collectibles. There were a lovely selection of gorgeous looking collectibles carefully displayed along at the shelves. Had been many realist[...]



Reborn Baby Doll Fake Milk And Juice Bottles - Discounts?

2016-12-27T04:23:00+00:00

Deep Ellum, which happens to be the heart of doll reborn baby , is loaded with live music schedules. Once you are there, you can feel the popularity of Club Dada, one of the best rockers. Each week they host an electrical mix and to enjoy some R&B to classic rock, you must visit the Club Clearview. The city also offers you an option to enjoy great fashion shows, country acts, and boxing matches at the Gilley's on Lamar Street. In a nut shell, it can be said that when Deep Ellum is made for live music and nightlife, Greenville Avenue is the best place for bars.The temperature they are exposed to also needs to be checked as if temperature is very high it can result in melting or distortion of vinyl body and if temperature is very low, the reborn baby's parts may crack or it could become very brittle.At first the thought of her finally not knowing who I really was stung my heart. But then a strange realization formed. She was reliving her past with me; a past I had never been a part of before. So I started talking notes on the different people's names that she mentioned, each person that I became was jotted down for careful examination later. Her time of relapse into the past became, for me, a time of discovery. When Mom came later that night I showed her my lists of names and places where I had traveled with Grandma earlier that day.The first site where you can purchase Air reborn baby dolls for sale is from Toys R Us. Toys R Us sells Air Babies of all types, and they are never out of stock. If you are interested in purchasing a nineteen inch baby doll that resembles a newborn baby in size or feel, then they can easily be bought for twenty dollars. Smaller reborn baby dolls can be purchased for ten dollars. These air babies are dressed in different outfits, and they all have different facial expressions and different colored hair bands that come with the dolls. They are absolutely adorable. They feel so great that you will not want to stop hugging them.Reborn Baby Dolls Use acceptable, commonly used, well-recognised abbreviations, like 'PC' and 'P/C' for postcards, 'nr' and 'n/r' for 'no reserve', 'hb' and 'h/b' for 'hardback.I knew the way, well most of it anyway, until we ran into a little snag. It seemed that the DOT had decided to destroy I -95 somewhere along the spot I was suppose to exit and well I guess I just didn't see any detour or alternate route so I just kept going . Miles went by and I got this feeling that something just wasn't adding up. I was going a long way and not seeing any exits. I wanted to turn around at this point but there was no place to do it.Reborn Baby Dolls Outside of Kidscape, there are several hands-on, educational stations for kids throughout the Johnson County Museum. The current museum exhibit, "Seeking the Good Life," focuses on the history of Johnson County, Kansas, from 1820 to the present.If you've got this far you will know enough to understand they are expensive. Of course to make a realistic reborn doll takes time and time is money. Hours and days pass while individually plugging each hair into a reborn dolls head to create an intricate head of hair. Time is spent multi layering the paint to give that realistic skin appearance. Clothes are painstakingly picked to enhance the overall look of the doll. So for the effort involved don't expect to adopt a lifelike doll for under $300, and you may have to pay double that and more if you buy an experienced skilled artists work.Dramatic Play Center: (Dress up) Include many clothing types--pants, dresses, shirts, coats, blouses. Place accessories--hats, shoes, ties, coats, feather boas, crowns, gloves, jewelry--at child level. Musical instruments belong in dramatic play. Store instruments on a shelf. Attach wall hooks or racks to organize clothing. Provide a full length mirror and vanity. You might set up a small stage[...]



Care and Getting Tips For Reborn Baby Dolls

2016-12-27T04:22:00+00:00

In 1945 Elliot and Ruth Handler formed a partnership with Harold Matson to manufacture picture frames. The two names Matson and Elliot were combined to form the company name Mattel. Elliot used the picture frame wood scrap to make doll house furniture. This was the start of the Handler furniture business.Coed baby showers are more popular and can offer the opportunity to add new twists on old games. Diaper poker can be easily set up. All that is needed are decks of cards and diapers as tokens. Each diaper has the same value. Then play a few rounds to see who the winner is. The game winner gets a prize and the diapers go to the parents-to-be.Reborn Baby Dolls She loved to go to the neighbors homes to see what she could bring home. She brought trash, reborn baby dolls, stuffed animals and food. Once the back yard was white with the fiber fill from a huge stuffed animal she stole and tore apart--if you tried to take it from her she would run or swallow it. I learned how to sneak up on her if it was something that I knew. if swallowed, may harm her.where to buy reborn baby dolls should also be maintained. Too high temperature can cause the body to warp, paint to fade and melting of the vinyl body. Similarly if its too cold, it will cause brittleness.Use acceptable, commonly used, well-recognised abbreviations, like 'PC' and 'P/C' for postcards, 'nr' and 'n/r' for 'no reserve', 'hb' and 'h/b' for 'hardback.Reborn Baby Dolls If the woman gets too attached to the reborn and loses grip of reality, it might not be. On a healthy level, it helps to deal with the loss by allowing for temporarily forgetting the pain of it. Being busy with taking care of the reborn will help her get her head filled with such activities as to prevent dwelling on the hurt. On the other hand, they might take the reborn doll too seriously and the idea too concretely that it might resolve the grief. That's where it becomes unhealthy and threatens the mental health of the woman.Older men, on the other hand, (and sometimes women, too) often like cars and trucks. Antique metal cars are hot collectibles, with some older ones being quite valuable. Matchbox cars have always been loved, but so have the massive Tonka dumptruck, road grader, and bulldozer. You are able to bet the grandkids should play along with your trucks and cars.For your little girl, baby doll will be great. Most reborn baby dolls for sale have tummy, toes, belly button, soft hair, eyes and clear facial features. One year old girls love holding Reborn Baby Dolls and these make them feel more secured. This kind of toy also helps them learn about role-playing pattern by teaching them nurturing feelings.The reborn dolls really do look like real babies whether they are reborn by self-acclaimed artists or well known artists. The end result is an amazing looking, realistic baby doll.I walked away from the customer service, cart and money in hand, and told April it was time to start shopping. We grabbed some extra diapers, and a few of the things the Open Door Mission specifically said they needed. With the rest, I let my daughter go to town. $230 later, we checked out and filled our trunk with toys for kids of all ages, and headed out downtown to drop them off.My daughter has taken her reborns out shopping with us and of course she (is 6 years old) gets sick of carrying them so I end up having to carry them. I am caught in a difficult position. Do I nurse this baby like its real and people will think I am a nut who nurses dolls OR do I just carry her around like she is my daughters doll that I now have to cart around?[...]In 1945 Elliot and Ruth Handler formed a partnership with Harold Matson to manufacture picture frames. The two names Matson and Elliot were combined to form the company name Mattel. Elliot used the picture frame wood scrap to make doll hous[...]



Things To Know About Reborn Baby Dolls

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Owning A Reborn Baby Doll

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Memorial Reborn Baby Doll For Infant Loss, Miscarriage, Still Birth, Or Angel Babies

2016-12-27T04:20:00+00:00

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Care and Acquiring Tips For Reborn Baby Dolls

2016-12-23T07:53:00+00:00

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Top 5 Tips On Buying Reborn Baby Dolls

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Lifelike Dolls Bring Comfort

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A explained Buying Reborn Baby Dolls

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My daughter has taken her reborns out shopping with us and of course she (is 6 years old) gets sick of carrying them so I end up having to carry them. I am caught in a difficult position. Do I nurse this baby like its real and people will think I am a nut who nurses dolls OR do I just carry her around like she is my daughters doll that I now have to cart around?If the woman gets too attached to the reborn and loses grip of reality, it might not be. On a healthy level, it helps to deal with the loss by allowing for temporarily forgetting the pain of it. Being busy with taking care of the reborn will help her get her head filled with such activities as to prevent dwelling on the hurt. On the other hand, they might take the reborn doll too seriously and the idea too concretely that it might resolve the grief. That's where it becomes unhealthy and threatens the mental health of the woman.Truthfully, the only difference between you and Christmas Decorations experts is time. If you'll invest a little more time in reading, you'll be that much nearer to expert status when it comes to Christmas Decorations.The first site where you can purchase Air reborn dolls for sale is from Toys R Us. Toys R Us sells Air Babies of all types, and they are never out of stock. If you are interested in purchasing a nineteen inch baby doll that resembles a newborn baby in size or feel, then they can easily be bought for twenty dollars. Smaller reborn baby dolls can be purchased for ten dollars. These air babies are dressed in different outfits, and they all have different facial expressions and different colored hair bands that come with the dolls. They are absolutely adorable. They feel so great that you will not want to stop hugging them.Reborn Baby Dolls Fill your baby with what you want, depending on how much you want it to weigh and how soft you want it to be. Once filled, put your baby back together and clean it gently. You can then dress your baby however you like, even adding a hat if you choose.Ashton Drake makes a lot of beautiful doll collections based on hundreds of themes, but life-like dolls are definitely one of their best and most detailed creations. This is bound to be one of their most popular and best selling doll collections ever. Check out the Ashton Drake real life like dolls today and see for yourself the beauty and mysterious nature of realistic dolls.Reborn Baby Dolls Wooden toys are well-liked among adults, both to craft and to collect. There's something quaint and pleasant about a child playing with a handcrafted wooden toy. Wooden toys make attractive home accents wherever they get dropped, which is not something you possibly can say about the latest plastic gizmo. Individuals who like country decorating often prefer wooden toys for their kids.Now, how to buy lingerie of this kind may be a big enough concern for you. Visit stores that have a section devoted to smaller women. You can also catch the petite inventory of such stores online and pick up something for yourself. There are also online stores who dedicate and devote their focus on petite lingerie. Some places have an availability of petite lingerie for full-sized women at some stores. To make sure that you get the perfect fit, pick the right band size and then search till the right cup size in this band is found for your bosom.Ruth Handler noticed that her young daughter Barbara was more interested in playing with adult dolls, than the reborn baby dolls that were available at that time. While traveling in Europe she saw a German doll called 'Lilli' which she bought for her daughter. The original 'Lilli' doll was not a children's toy, b[...]



Reborn Baby Dolls And Expectant Moms

2016-12-16T07:53:01+00:00

0-1 Year olds: As I've mentioned before, expensive toys are really not necessary at this age. Get anything that makes a rattle, mixed with a few fluffy stuffed animals. This will be more than enough to keep them happy, both boys and girls alike.Maybe you've been trying to keep the passion alive in your relationship. You've bought some sexy lingerie and it did keep things interesting for awhile, but over time, the sizzle has turned to fizzle. Don't fret, it's just time to turn the fire up a bit. Let's consider leather lingerie as the next act in your passion play.Reborn Baby Dolls 1) Floradora (1894) - The doll has a marking "Made in Germany/AM/Armand Marseille" with the mold number 370. The doll measured 19 to 20 inches tall, had a cloth body with a pair of glass eyes, and a slightly opened mouth.Leather Teddies are another popular choice when buying leather lingerie. While they don't offer the figure shaping of a leather corset, many women find them to be less restricting and more to their liking. They also come in a wide variety of styles and perhaps blended with lace or adorned with metal buckles, chains or studs for a very dramatic look.Other nursery decoration ideas for a little boy include race cars and spaceships. If you are wanting to go with a more traditional approach, purchasing a lot of blue will compliment your little boy's nursery decor just perfectly. Blue wall paper and crib bedding is able to set the tone just right. Hanging tiny spaceships and planets from the ceiling fully equipped with stars and spacemen will do wonderfully. If you really wanted it to be special, then you could make the nursery for a friend or relative's baby boy. Either way, these ideas make for a great nursery.Reborn Baby Dolls Jamie lee Curtis made her big screen career with blood curdling screams while playing Laurie strode, a young girl being stalked by her older brother (she didn't know it at the time) the famous Michael Myers. With a butcher knife in hand, and a few other twisted techniques this was an amazingly scary film to watch. Halloween the holiday made this movie a tradition years after and from 1978 on, it seems it is here to stay!Linda Webb's new Loving Emily Collection is an wonderful opportunity to own her realistic reborn baby dolls, and they're available exclusively from The Ashton-Drake Galleries. The collection of four collectible dolls is just like watching a real baby through the first months of her life - from sleeping newborn to her first big party. This is a truly unique and highly collectible opportunity for doll collectors and baby doll fans everywhere.Big kids weren't playing with them. Little kids were. Big kids aren't as interested in Bratz dolls because they don't find their personalities interesting. The fact that they released Baby Bratz really proved that they were not trying to aim for an older age group at all. While it may be okay for pre-teens to play with the Bratz dolls because they are able to separate their perceptions of themselves and the dolls better, pre-teens are typically not interested in reborn dolls at all anymore, and they weren't even asking for the original Bratz.Fill your baby with what you want, depending on how much you want it to weigh and how soft you want it to be. Once filled, put your baby back together and clean it gently. You can then dress your baby however you like, even adding a hat if you choose.Some people like their dolls to look very real with milk spots, rashes and scratches. If you don't like these don't buy a reborn baby dolls with them. Its personal taste. I personally don't like these. I know they are [...]



Things to Understand About Reborn Baby Dolls

2016-12-16T07:53:00+00:00

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Hannah's Last-Minute Gift Guide

2016-12-15T01:18:00+00:00

Wow, these past two weeks have flown by so quickly. Hope you've all been enjoying this holiday season. It's always a challenge to slow down and focus on my family and the reason we celebrate: the birth of Christ. I feel like this year I've done a better job with that. My house is a mess and I'm horribly behind on blogging and Christmas cards, but I've made some great memories with the girls and my hubby. :)The craft fair I mentioned in my last post went very well for the school. We personally didn't sell a whole lot at our booth, but we still had a great time of fellowship. And now, we have lots of ready-made Christmas gifts. ;)This week is the last week of school for the girls, so once we get past Friday, things will be slightly less hectic. That being said, I'm not sure how much posting I'll get done this month. I have a couple more posts I'd like to share before the new year, but we'll see how things go.In the meantime, I thought I'd share some of the fun doll and toy-related stuff I've found over the past few months, giving you some last-minute gift ideas for the kids and collectors in your life. ;)Shoppies and ShopkinsLil' ShoppiesSome new Lil' Shoppies have started making an appearance. So far, I've seen them at Justice and Walmart. They retail for $4.99 at Walmart. They're a little more at Justice (I think around $7 or $8), but it works out to about the same price if you shop their sales.First up is Riana Radio. She's part of the "Slumber Bear Party" set. Each of the new dolls are part of a new line of Petkins that complement a line already in production. So the "Slumber Bear Party" stuff coordinates with the "Dreamy Bear" line already released.The back of Riana's package.Next up is Kristina Apples, who is part of the "Kitty Dinner Party." This coordinates with the previously released "Kitty Kitchen."The back of Kristina's package.Finally, we have Tiara Sparkles, who is also part of the "Kitty Dinner Party."The back of Tiara's package.The pamphlets in their boxes show the new dolls and sets:And here are the three new gals deboxed. Riana comes with journal and pen Petkins, Tiara comes with candle and candlestick Petkins, and Kristina comes with a pie and a separate slice.All three are super cute, but the girls and I all like Tiara the best, just because of her sweet face and adorable accessories.We also noticed a new "Sparkle Hill" Happy Home set at Walmart. This set includes exclusive sparkly furniture and comes with another new Lil' Shoppie character, Lucy Smoothie, instead of Popette. It retails for the same price of just under $30.ShoppiesThere are plenty of regular-sized Shoppies to choose from in stores, too. At the beginning of November, I finally gave in and purchased one of my favorites, Rainbow Kate, to go with my Donatina. Rainbow Kate in her packaging.The back of her package.Here she is with all of her Shopkins and accessories. I love Rainbow Kate's color scheme. She's a throwback to my 80s childhood. ;)Here she is with my Lil' Shoppies Rainbow Kate.And here she is with her new friend Donatina.Of course, the newest offering from the regular Shoppies line is the Chef Club line. Several of the previously released Shoppies have been given makeovers, and there are all sorts of fun playsets for them to use. This is all to promote the new Chef Club movie they've released.Donatina with her new look.JessicakeBubbleishaThe new Shoppies-sized sets include the Hot Spot Kitchen......the Nice'n'Icy Fridge......and the Sparkle Clean Washer.There are also new Shopkins sets, including the Juicy Smoot[...]



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2016-12-14T07:53:00+00:00

If reborn baby dolls are great for 1-year old girls, beach play set fits for boys. The set has bucket, sand sifter, watering can and shovel. Since boys at the age of one active and have limited attention, this toy will keep them entertained and busy for a long period of time. You can let your baby boy play with his beach set in park or in the garden. You can also carry the set when you go out on a family picnic.Coed baby showers are more popular and can offer the opportunity to add new twists on old games. Diaper poker can be easily set up. All that is needed are decks of cards and diapers as tokens. Each diaper has the same value. Then play a few rounds to see who the winner is. The game winner gets a prize and the diapers go to the parents-to-be.Reborn Baby Dolls 1) Floradora (1894) - The doll has a marking "Made in Germany/AM/Armand Marseille" with the mold number 370. The doll measured 19 to 20 inches tall, had a cloth body with a pair of glass eyes, and a slightly opened mouth.The dolls can also be very rare. Artists from around the globe work on one doll at a time, sometimes pouring hundreds of hours of effort into a single piece of work. Their unique work and high level of craftsmanship have created a market where quality dolls can go for as much as $5000.Books, well they're pretty self explanatory. Reading is crucial. I tell my kids that no matter where they are in life, they will, without fail, have to read something every single day. Whether it's a street sign, the tv guide, instructions, or a text, all of these things requires reading. Then we have things like board and card games. These teach a vast amount of skills, depending on what type of game it is. reborn toddlers amazon than the obvious things like numbers, counting, colors, and reading, they also teach children patience, how to take turns, and how to win and lose gracefully. When a child is having fun, and doing something they love, they don't even realize they're learning anything.Reborn Baby Dolls It's all about looking good and feeling good in your underwear. Henceforth, buy lingerie that makes you look appealing and you feel great while sporting it. So, if you have a wider rear portion, then you ought to take this body shape into account while shopping for petite lingerie. You can find petite lingerie regardless of your body shape, be it wider shoulders than hips or a rectangular body where both the body parts are in the same proportion. The best part about this kind of lingerie is that it does not look dull and monotonous like the other lingerie types.Toddler girls love tea sets. They have big imaginations and love to have pretend tea with parents, siblings, grandparents, toddlers, stuffed animals and reborn baby dolls. It has been my experience grandparents like to give porcelain tea sets to toddler girls. I don't recommend this, since toddler girls can be rough on their tea sets. Porcelain sets don't last long. Also broken porcelain tea cups can cut toddlers. Fortunately mine did not get cut but her porcelain sets did not last long.For your little girl, baby doll will be great. Most reborn baby dolls for sale have tummy, toes, belly button, soft hair, eyes and clear facial features. One year old girls love holding Reborn Baby Dolls and these make them feel more secured. This kind of toy also helps them learn about role-playing pattern by teaching them nurturing feelings.Next you'll want to pick and stay within a budget. There are many different ranges of prices for lingerie. By searching the sale or cleara[...]



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2016-12-01T22:00:00+00:00

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2016-11-29T18:37:00+00:00

Hey guys! Just wanted to check in with you real quick. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and found some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. ;)I'll be spending my day getting my book submission done for a small publishing company I'm interested in. The deadline for submissions is tomorrow, and I've been busy (and procrastinating) all month, so today I have to buckle down and get busy. ;)The girls and I are also preparing for the school's Christmas craft fair fundraiser, which is this Saturday.Here's a look at the craziness of craft fair prep:I thought glitter might be a fun addition to our crafts. Little Gal thought so, too. Unfortunately, I didn't think about how much glitter spreads, especially when the packs accidentally open in the middle of application. We had glitter on our clothes, our faces, the table, the floor, the puppy, and even Hubby. Maybe we'll skip the glitter next time. ;)Some of our finished Sculpey ornaments:  In spite of the craziness of supervising three creative girls and trying to get all of this stuff done in time, I'm so glad we did it. The school is facing a pretty big financial crisis right now, to the point that there might not even be a school next year. :( We are praying that the Lord will see fit to keep it open for many years to come, but in the meantime, it's great to find practical ways to get involved in helping the school, especially for the girls.I hope to have another "real" post up by the end of the week, so stay tuned. I also hope to get caught up on blog comment responses. On that note, I just wanted to say that I truly appreciate reading each and every one of your comments, even if I don't respond to them right away. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. They always brighten my day. :)[...]Hey guys! Just wanted to check in with you real quick. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and found some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. ;)I'll be spending my day getting my book submission done for a small publishing company I'm interested in. The deadline for submissions is tomorrow, and I've been busy (and procrastinating) all month, so today I have to buckle down and get busy. ;)The girls and I are also preparing for the school's Christmas craft fair fundraiser, which is this Saturday.Here's a look at the craziness of craft fair prep:I thought glitter might be a fun addition to our crafts. Little Gal thought so, too. Unfortunately, I didn't think about how much glitter spreads, especially when the packs accidentally open in the middle of application. We had glitter on our clothes, our faces, the table, the floor, the puppy, and even Hubby. Maybe we'll skip the glitter next time. ;)Some of our finished Sculpey ornaments:  In spite of the craziness of supervising three creative girls and trying to get all of this stuff done in time, I'm so glad we did it. The school is facing a pretty big financial crisis right now, to the point that there might not even be a school next year. :( We are praying that the Lord will see fit to keep it open for many years to come, but in the meantime, it's great to find practical ways to get involved in helping the school, especially for the girls.I hope to have another "real" post up by the end of the week, so stay tuned. I also hope to get caught up on blog comment responses. On that note, I just wanted to say that I truly appreciate reading each and every one of your comments, even if I[...]



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2016-11-24T13:26:00+00:00

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How To Make Money Selling On Ebay – Dealing With upset Customers

2016-11-24T07:59:00+00:00

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We Loved Moana! :D

2016-11-24T04:57:00+00:00

Last night, my mom, my aunt, and I all took the girls to see Disney's latest. And, as usual, Disney didn't disappoint. Moana was a great film with beautiful music, stunning animation, lovable characters, and a strong female lead whose motives of kindness and doing the right thing made her a heroine my daughters could look up to. I don't want to give any spoilers away, so I won't go into anymore detail, but I highly recommend this movie. There was pretty much no objectionable content, aside from some very mild toilet humor (that was actually kind of hilarious) and one unfinished "son of a..." phrase that stops right there. As this film strives to be a faithful representation of the Polynesian culture, elements of their beliefs are included in the film, but even as someone not holding to these beliefs, I was able to enjoy the film and the overall message it gave. I also feel that learning about other cultures is important, so that we can understand the worldview of others and where they're coming from. If you'd like a more in-depth review, you can check out Plugged In's take on the film HERE. I had hoped to have my review/comparison of the Disney Store and Hasbro Moana dolls up by today, in celebration of the movie's release, but we had company and a music practice that took up most of my blogging time (well worth the interruption on both counts). ;)So, to tide you over, I thought I'd share a few photos from the movie theater, especially since Disney Store Moana joined us. ;)The girls with the movie poster.We each took turns posing Moana in front of the poster. This is my pose.Little Gal did this one.Middle Gal chose this pose. And here's Oldest Gal's pose.Here is Moana waiting in line for our theater to begin seating. (Little Gal came up with this pose. I was especially thankful I'd brought Moana at this point of our night. Little Gal was having a tough time waiting, so playing with a doll made for a good distraction.) ;)Moana, waiting for the movie to start. (And no, I didn't take this photo during the trailers, in case you were concerned. ;) It was during the "First Look" segment at Cinemark.) We had a great time, and the girls have been singing "How Far I'll Go" and "You're Welcome" nonstop ever since. The only song we didn't like? "Shiny." I think I could handle never hearing that one again, although it's not as bad with the animation. Definitely not one I'd listen to very often. :}And here are a couple of photos from the upcoming review, with a few abbreviated thoughts from me:This. Doll. Is. Gorgeous. Probably one of the most stunning Disney Store dolls I've ever purchased. A great gift idea for Moana fans or collectors. She retails for $19.95.The hair shouldn't be brushed and will probably be a matted mess after a lot of playtime, but it's gorgeous right out of the box, and a spot-on representation of the movie. I love Moana's beautiful face and fuller figure. The only issue I have is that her legs are the rubbery click-knee legs like the older Barbies, and because her legs are so much thicker, it's rather hard to pose them. Also, because her legs are sticky, it's really hard to get her skirt back on correctly once she's undressed, because all of the little "grass" pieces get stuck to her rubbery plastic legs and don't want to point down like they're supposed to.Other than that, no complaints. [...]



the Way To Make Money Selling Your Own Product

2016-11-24T03:41:00+00:00

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2016-11-24T03:40:00+00:00

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2016-11-24T03:21:01+00:00

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3 Steps To simple Registry Repair

2016-11-24T03:21:00+00:00

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Sales and Promotions for Black Friday

2016-11-22T20:23:00+00:00

Hey everyone! I'm so glad you enjoyed the pics of Iris from yesterday. 😊I realized that I used to be a lot better at keeping you up to date on current promotions for dolls and toys. Since Black Friday is nearly here, deals are popping up right and left, and I thought it would be nice to give you guys a heads up for a few of them. 😊First off, the Disney Store has all sorts of great sales going right now, and today and tomorrow, you can get free shipping with the purchase of any Moana product (to celebrate the release of the movie tomorrow). Just enter the promo code "FREESHIP." This would be a great time to pick up some of the fun new Moana products you've been drooling over. Or, you can do what I did and pick up one of the reusable Moana totes for $3.95 and buy one of those Beauty and the Beast sketchbook ornaments you've been pining after (which, coincidentally, are on sale for $8 each right now). 😉 You can see all of the Moana products currently available HERE.Build-A-Bear has a couple of nice sales starting Thursday, including "Buy One, Get One Free" on several of their animals, and $8 each on their Peppermint Paws Bear and Snow Hugs Bear. There's not a current link since the sale hasn't started yet, but you can see the promo message HERE.American Girl currently has free shipping on orders of $100 or more through today! You can enter the code 11FS16 at the checkout. They have several fun items on clearance in their sale section, too.Happy Shopping, everyone! More posts to come soon. 😊Hey everyone! I'm so glad you enjoyed the pics of Iris from yesterday. 😊I realized that I used to be a lot better at keeping you up to date on current promotions for dolls and toys. Since Black Friday is nearly here, deals are popping up right and left, and I thought it would be nice to give you guys a heads up for a few of them. 😊First off, the Disney Store has all sorts of great sales going right now, and today and tomorrow, you can get free shipping with the purchase of any Moana product (to celebrate the release of the movie tomorrow). Just enter the promo code "FREESHIP." This would be a great time to pick up some of the fun new Moana products you've been drooling over. Or, you can do what I did and pick up one of the reusable Moana totes for $3.95 and buy one of those Beauty and the Beast sketchbook ornaments you've been pining after (which, coincidentally, are on sale for $8 each right now). 😉 You can see all of the Moana products currently available HERE.Build-A-Bear has a couple of nice sales starting Thursday, including "Buy One, Get One Free" on several of their animals, and $8 each on their Peppermint Paws Bear and Snow Hugs Bear. There's not a current link since the sale hasn't started yet, but you can see the promo message HERE.American Girl currently has free shipping on orders of $100 or more through today! You can enter the code 11FS16 at the checkout. They have several fun items on clearance in their sale section, too.Happy Shopping, everyone! More posts to come soon. 😊[...]



Posts in the Works and a Fun Thrift Store Find! :D

2016-11-21T21:15:00+00:00

Hey everyone! Hope you're all doing well and enjoying the beginning of your Thanksgiving week. :) I wanted to stop by to let you know that I'll be working on some of my promised posts this week (and answering comments...sorry I'm so behind again!). In the meantime, I wanted to share a super exciting find from my local Goodwill.I was browsing the toy aisle last week and picked up an 18 inch doll, thinking it was one of the typical Our Generation dolls or other similar lines I often find there. Imagine my surprise when I discovered it was an American Girl doll! 😄 (Completely Unrelated P.S.: Blogger now has emojis! Hooray!)Here she is! After doing some research online, I discovered that she is actually a fairly new release. She's Truly Me #60.Her hair was tied in a rubber band, but thankfully just needed to be brushed and was not damaged.Her face had a few rub marks that came off easily with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.Her biggest flaw was this chewed up thumb on her right hand. I'm guessing this right here is why such a new doll was already at the thrift store.Her price? $3.19. 😲 Her hair brushed out beautifully. I found her an outfit from my doll clothing stash. I love the pastel pink of the hat with the blue of her eyes. 😊 I got a couple of pictures of her outside. I will probably try to use some extremely fine sandpaper to smooth some of the rough edges on this thumb. But I figure it will be part of her backstory. She also has a slight imperfection on her nose, almost like she got dropped and dragged for a bit or something. But she's still super cute...especially for under $4!I've decided her name is going to be Iris. I haven't decided on a middle or last name yet. (Suggestions are welcome.) I know so far that she's going to be another Whovian like Alice, except Iris' favorite Doctor is the Eleventh Doctor (Alice likes Ten the best). I've also decided she's going to be a fan of The Flash, a TV show I really enjoy. (And yes, Iris West's character is how I thought of my Iris' name.) I'm in the process of getting a Flash Funko Pocket Pop for her collection. Oh, and she's going to be into art, too.I know some of you have mentioned how much you miss hearing about my 18 inch dolls (or any 18 inch dolls in general) on this blog. I apologize that they've kind of been out of the spotlight for so long. Part of that is due to the fact that my interests have expanded and changed some since I started blogging, and part of it is just because I've tried to focus on smaller things recently that are more friendly to my current budget. 😉 I'll try to be better about featuring my 18 inch girls more often. Iris and Alice look darling together. I'm sensing the start of a beautiful, nerdy friendship. I also thought "The Adventures of Alice and Iris" had a nice ring to it. Hmm, something to think about. 😉Stay tuned for a big toy news/toy finds post, that Fan Mail Friday post I keep meaning to get up, and a review of some Disney Moana dolls, all coming in the next couple of weeks. 😁And goodbye from Iris...for now. 😉[...]Hey everyone! Hope you're all doing well and enjoying the beginning of your Thanks[...]



Artwork Palooza

2016-11-13T07:02:00+00:00

Hey guys! Hope things are going well for all of you. So here I am, sliding in at the last possible minute to make my goal of posting once a week. I guess if you're on the East Coast or beyond, I didn't quite make it, but it's almost 11:00 pm here, so I'm counting it! ;)Even though you haven't heard much from me, I've been quite industrious in my absence. ;) Aside from working on some of my writing deadlines, I've been busy with some art, as you can see from the picture below:My daughters' school is hosting a Christmas craft fair at the beginning of December as a fundraiser, so I decided to go in on a booth with my extended family. So far my dad, my mom, my aunt, my daughters and I all have plans to contribute to the booth. We'll have everything from homemade birdhouses to cards to ornaments and...you guessed it...artwork! ;)I'm planning on helping my girls make some oven-bake clay ornaments, but in the meantime, I ran across these fun 4x4 "Artist Tiles" at Michael's and thought it would be fun to sell some mini artwork samples. Especially since my Copic marker collection is growing and makes me want to color all day long! :DI started with a simple sketch, just for fun, so I could test how the markers would respond to the cardstock tiles.Here is "Holly" in pencil.I outlined her in pen......and then started slowly coloring and building up my shading.One of the things I love about Copics is how you can layer different colors to give faces real depth.And here is Holly, all finished!I had such a blast creating her, and the markers worked perfectly without bleeding out of the lines. So, that led to a whirlwind of art. Little 4x4 squares are a perfect size because they're so small. One of my favorite things about working on art projects is seeing the progression as they go from pencil sketch to full color, so I thought it would be fun to share my "work in progress" photos with you. I have to apologize in advance for the blurriness of some of the photos. I was taking pictures quickly as I worked and didn't always stop to check if they turned out okay. :} Also, feel free to click on the pictures to get a closer look."Crystal"This was my first "real" project for the craft fair, and remains one of my favorite pieces of the bunch. I love how the different layers of yellow ended up working for her hair, and I love the depth of her skin tones. :) I used a silver Sharpie for the final, sparkling touches of the snowflakes. :)"Autumn"Autumn was a lot of fun, but it took me a while to figure out the best way to do her hair. I'd really like to get a black Copic with a finer point, and I'd like to play around with textured hair techniques. I ended up using lots of layers of color for her hair, including several browns and even dark gray. Overall, I'm pleased with the final result. :)"Stella"This piece is an example of how my work often changes drastically from pencil sketch to initial inking. In this case, I think it was for the better. :) As I started to ink her in, I realized that her eyes were spaced a little too far apart. I also decided to slim down her facial structure. I love how regal Stella ended up looking. And I've got a thing for[...]



(ENDED) We are Giving Away the 18" American Girl Doll + Her Accessories of YOUR Choice

2016-11-04T18:30:01+00:00

Hey guys! Hope things are going well for all of you. So here I am, sliding in at the last possible minute to make my goal of posting once a week. I guess if you're on the East Coast or beyond, I didn't quite make it, but it's almost 11:00 pm here, so I'm counting it! ;)Even though you haven't heard much from me, I've been quite industrious in my absence. ;) Aside from working on some of my writing deadlines, I've been busy with some art, as you can see from the picture below:My daughters' school is hosting a Christmas craft fair at the beginning of December as a fundraiser, so I decided to go in on a booth with my extended family. So far my dad, my mom, my aunt, my daughters and I all have plans to contribute to the booth. We'll have everything from homemade birdhouses to cards to ornaments and...you guessed it...artwork! ;)I'm planning on helping my girls make some oven-bake clay ornaments, but in the meantime, I ran across these fun 4x4 "Artist Tiles" at Michael's and thought it would be fun to sell some mini artwork samples. Especially since my Copic marker collection is growing and makes me want to color all day long! :DI started with a simple sketch, just for fun, so I could test how the markers would respond to the cardstock tiles.Here is "Holly" in pencil.I outlined her in pen......and then started slowly coloring and building up my shading.One of the things I love about Copics is how you can layer different colors to give faces real depth.And here is Holly, all finished!I had such a blast creating her, and the markers worked perfectly without bleeding out of the lines. So, that led to a whirlwind of art. Little 4x4 squares are a perfect size because they're so small. One of my favorite things about working on art projects is seeing the progression as they go from pencil sketch to full color, so I thought it would be fun to share my "work in progress" photos with you. I have to apologize in advance for the blurriness of some of the photos. I was taking pictures quickly as I worked and didn't always stop to check if they turned out okay. :} Also, feel free to click on the pictures to get a closer look."Crystal"This was my first "real" project for the craft fair, and remains one of my favorite pieces of the bunch. I love how the different layers of yellow ended up working for her hair, and I love the depth of her skin tones. :) I used a silver Sharpie for the final, sparkling touches of the snowflakes. :)"Autumn"Autumn was a lot of fun, but it took me a while to figure out the best way to do her hair. I'd really like to get a black Copic with a finer point, and I'd like to play around with textured hair techniques. I ended up using lots of layers of color for her hair, including several browns and even dark gray. Overall, I'm pleased with the final result. :)"Stella"This piece is an example of how my work often changes drastically from pencil sketch to initial inking. In this case, I think it was for the better. :) As I started to ink her in, I realized that her eyes were spaced a little too far apart. I also decided to slim down her facial structure. I love how regal Stella ended up looki[...]






Friendship, Mayhem, and Mythical Creatures

2016-11-02T21:53:00+00:00

Two weekends ago, my friends Sarah and Rosemary and I all took off for our second writing retreat at Sarah's family cabin. Before we left, Rosemary got to spend the afternoon at my incredibly messy house (pre-awesome living room makeover). Sweet girl, she didn't mind at all. ;) She also got to meet Middle Gal and Little Gal (Oldest Gal was at Sarah's house celebrating Sarah's youngest daughter's birthday) and Teddy, too.Once Sarah got off of work, we piled into her car, stopped at Subway for dinner, and drove up the mountain for a few days of nothing but writing, brainstorming, and food. Chocolate and ice cream may or may not have been involved. ;)The sunset was so breathtaking on the way up that we pulled off the road to get a few pictures. A perfect rainbow sherbet sunset. ;)The cozy cabin from two different views:Little M came along this time, so of course he wanted to pose in front of the cabin. ;)I didn't take too many pictures (and actually, this one and several of the others are from Sarah and Rosemary...thanks, girls!), but here's the room where the writing magic happened. ;)And here was where I slept this time. It's called "the hole," but it's actually quite comfy. It's a spot underneath the staircase (rather Harry Potteresque, but much nicer) and behind a shelf. It was quiet and cozy underneath the three layers of sleeping bags. I slept like a log...especially since I didn't have to listen for a puppy who needed to go out for a potty break! ;) My favorite thing was reading my book before conking out for the night, although apparently one night the glow of my flashlight reached the upstairs window and startled Sarah, who was sleeping in the living room. ;)Here we are on a walk to clear our minds and stretch our sore writing muscles (backs, shoulders, and fingers). ;) You'll notice I was wise this time and took care to stand behind my skinnier friends. Much better. ;)A few pics of the lovely scenery: The weather varied from rainy to beautifully sunny while we were there. A perfect combination. :)Since Rosemary and I have birthdays in September and October, we decided to exchange birthday gifts this time around. I also got Sarah an unbirthday gift, because I didn't want her to feel left out. ;)I got Rosemary, who is a dragon lover, two Beenie Boo dragons and a dragon necklace. I got Sarah two Funko pops, one from The Nightmare Before Christmas and one from Labyrinth (two of her favorite movies). I put Sarah's gift in a Star Wars Rogue One bag from the Disney Store, as she is also a Star Wars fan. ;) (Sorry, I didn't get pics of the gifts I gave.) :(Rosemary gave me this great t-shirt, which I wore the very next day:Isn't it perfect for me? :D(Sorry about the wrinkles, that's the way it air-dried.) And Sarah gave me this:It's kind of a joke from Mount Hermon this past March. I took my Poo-pourri and kept going on and on about how awesome it was, so Sarah got me another bottle for my birthday. I couldn't have been more thrilled. Seriously, people. This stuff works. I'm not a fan of their commercials, but I do like their product.And now [...]



A Living Room Makeover

2016-10-30T03:47:00+00:00

Hubby had a week of vacation this past week, so we spent it doing something crazy: totally rearranging our living room. ;)It was supposed to be a simple matter of swapping the places of a few pieces of furniture, but it turned into a major decluttering/reorganizing/getting rid of operation that resulted in a fun, open new look.Which is why I haven't been blogging. It was a huge project, and I wanted to use all the time I could with Hubby while he was off. We had a lot of fun, though, and it was great to have him around a little more than usual. :)(For those of you interested in what my living room used to look like, you can see a few pictures in this post, but you'll have to scroll down through a few other pictures first.)Here are some pictures of what our living room looked like throughout the course of the week:And here's what it looks like now:I love how much simpler and open it looks. I think my favorite part of the changes is my new work station: I get to sit by the window and look up at my fan mail, my awesome 25th Anniversary Beauty and the Beast calendar, and my character sheet. :) I have a fun little shelf with all of my art supplies and some of my collectible toys.And I've got another shelf with more art supplies, writing materials, and doll repair supplies.Unfortunately, tonight we had to bring several boxes and totes back into the living room (since they were stacked on our bed and we needed a place to sleep). ;) My goal over the next week is to continue going through things. I'd love to make the whole house a little simpler and a little more organized. I'm tired of feeling overwhelmed by stuff. Except for my toys. I never get tired of those. ;) Seriously, though, I'm trying to take an objective look at my collections and continue to thin things out a bit. I've already done some downsizing over the past few months, but there's still more to do. I feel like I have so much right now, I can't fully enjoy everything.Of course, I'll never be a minimalist. When I get to my "bare minimum," it will probably still look like too much to a lot of people. But that's okay. I just have to worry about what works for me and my family. ;)I'm sorry to keep you waiting on the earlier promised posts, plus my report on our writers retreat. When Hubby is back to work next week, I'll spend a little more time blogging. For this week, it was fun having a shared project and spending time together. :)Hope you all have a wonderful new week when we start the month of NOVEMBER. (Seriously? Already?) I'll be back with more bloggy fun soon. [...]Hubby had a week of vacation this past week, so we spent it doing something crazy: totally rearranging our living room. ;)It was supposed to be a simple matter of swapping the places of a few pieces of furniture, but it turned into a major decluttering/reorganizing/getting rid of operation that resulted in a fun, open new look.Which is why I haven't been blogging. It was a huge project, and I wanted to use all the time I could with Hubby while he was off. We had a lot of fun, though, and [...]



Stop the World...I Want to Get Off!

2016-10-21T05:39:00+00:00

This week has truly been a ride through crazy town. Between project deadlines, practices for the girls, late nights, and trying to get enough playtime in with Teddy so he sleeps well, I feel like I've been running in all directions.Tomorrow afternoon, I'll head up to the mountains for another mini writing retreat with my writing buddies Sarah and Rosemary. While the preparations for getting away feel a bit overwhelming right now, I'm looking forward to a few days of nothing but writing, brainstorming, eating, and visiting. ;) I'll be sure to take some photos and let you know how it goes.I have a couple of posts still in the works, but haven't had enough time to get them all polished and ready for you. So here are a couple of preview pictures to show you what you have to look forward to in the coming weeks:And some puppy spam, just because Teddy's so cute and photogenic:Talk to all of you again soon!P.S. Sorry I never responded to comments on Teddy's post! I'll try to get to that next week. :}[...]This week has truly been a ride through crazy town. Between project deadlines, practices for the girls, late nights, and trying to get enough playtime in with Teddy so he sleeps well, I feel like I've been running in all directions.Tomorrow afternoon, I'll head up to the mountains for another mini writing retreat with my writing buddies Sarah and Rosemary. While the preparations for getting away feel a bit overwhelming right now, I'm looking forward to a few days of nothing but writing, brainstorming, eating, and visiting. ;) I'll be sure to take some photos and let you know how it goes.I have a couple of posts still in the works, but haven't had enough time to get them all polished and ready for you. So here are a couple of preview pictures to show you what you have to look forward to in the coming weeks:And some puppy spam, just because Teddy's so cute and photogenic:Talk to all of you again soon!P.S. Sorry I never responded to comments on Teddy's post! I'll try to get to that next week. :}[...]



Ladies Retreat 2016

2016-10-13T23:49:00+00:00

As you all know, at the end of September I had the opportunity to go to my church's Ladies Retreat. This year, it was held in Eureka, California, our annual vacation spot. I was so excited to connect with ladies from our church and other churches, and to visit my favorite beaches once again. :)I brought Little M, my plushie unicorn, as my traveling companion this time. Mom R, Mimi, Patti (our pastor's wife) and I all rode over together and had a great time together. The time flew by as we chatted and laughed. :)We stopped for lunch at Tops in Weaverville. :)We got to stay at the Bayshore Inn in Eureka while we were there. I shared this beautiful room with Patti. Little M approves of the bed. ;)The other side of the room.The awesome spa tub that we never used. ;) Our bathroom.We had a lovely view from our big sliding glass door. The balcony was pretty funny, though. It was barely wide enough to stand on.The view below:Little M above the koi pond.The pond was beautiful, but the koi fish were ginormous and kind of creepy looking. :}Our retreat took place at one of the local churches. We gathered for meals, singing, and uplifting messages from our special speaker.Little M at our table:One of our other yummy meals. The ladies changed the tablecloths and table decor between each meal.One of the things we were looking forward to the most was introducing Patti to two of our favorite beaches, since she'd never been to Eureka before.Our first stop was beautiful Moonstone Beach. :) The sky was cloudy and overcast (my favorite type of beach day). ;)While we were on the beach, we wanted to get as close to a group picture as we could, so each of us took turns taking pictures of the other three in our group. Then another beach visitor kindly offered to take a picture of all of us together. And a close-up. :)One of the reasons I love Moonstone Beach so much is that it holds a very important story location from my book! :)This cave plays a crucial role in book two. ;)I had a lot of fun taking pics of Little M on the beach:Me and Patti :)After the beach, we headed over to another of our traditional stops, "WindanSea," or as my girls call it, the shell store. ;)Little M enjoyed exploring the shells for sale inside:Once we'd finished at WindanSea, we headed to Trinidad Beach.By this time, the sky was a brilliant blue, and we got some stunning pictures:My pretty ring from WindanSea.Mom exploring the beach.I love this picture I got of Patti and Mimi! :)We had a wonderful time on both beaches. I'm so glad we got to share these special places with Patti. And it gave me another great shot of inspiration for my writing. :)Little M during our last session of Ladies Retreat Saturday morning.When the retreat was over and we'd checked out, we stopped by the Bayshore Mall, and then headed to Old Town Eureka to check out a few of the shops.Little M outside the mall......and Booklegger.The pretty gazebo.Patti and I wanted to get a picture together this day because we were twinzies! ;) We found [...]



Owning A Reborn Baby Doll

2016-10-13T17:02:00+00:00

Lets not overlook the boys. For those having a Wii or Playstation, Lego Batman could be the game to get this year. Kids of all ages will like mixing their beloved super hero with their video gaming system and it ought to keep them entertained well into the New Year. If you would prefer to buy them toys, the Transformers Leader Optimus Prime is really worth considering. Not only would this make a tLets not overlook the boys. For those having a Wii or Playstation, Lego Batman could be the game to get this year. Kids of all ages will like mixing their beloved super hero with their video gaming system and it ought to keep them entertained well into the New Year. If you would prefer to buy them toys, the Transformers Leader Optimus Prime is really worth considering. Not only would this make a terrific present for a kid but it would also be appropriate for any husbands and men that are not quite prepared to leave their childhood completely behind. Enthusiasts have also rated this particular toy.That is the heart of the issue for many. Go to Ebay or a site selling Berenger dolls or DVDs which describe how to make them and you'll see the eerily realistic (some say gorgeously realistic) dolls which resemble real babies. Just as famous sculptures look amazingly lifelike, those who love and collect reborn dolls under 100 dollars say they do the same - and that this is a good thing, even therapeutic and comforting. Others say it is a case of people trying to do what only God or nature should do, especially when dolls have chests which actually rise and fall...just like live, breathing babies.If your daughter likes "my little pony", the horses with combs can be purchased for $5 at Dollar General and Family Dollar. There are also "look alike" ponies and you can buy them for $3-$5 depending on which set you purchase.Reborn Baby Dolls come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Ethnic dolls are highly popular, so there's no reason to not get involved if your skin color is not lily-white!. Just the opposite, as some of the most beautiful dolls wear a brown skin color that would melt the ice on a cold winter's day!I told my sister not to get her a thing. To tell her to put it on her Christmas list, and wait for Santa to bring it. My sister though caved, and before we knew it we were checking out, with the ugly doll in tote.Most little girls enjoy playing with dolls. Because of that fact, there is a large variety of dolls that can be bought to make a little girl's day. For example, there are numerous types of Barbie dolls on the market. As a matter of fact, a whole Barbie set alone would make a girl happy. However, there are also Reborn Babies with which a child can pretend to be a parent such as Corolle Dolls Baby Lia. Actually, any type of doll will do. You may buy them a Cabbage Patch Kid, an American Girl doll, or dolls from popular movies such as High School Musical.The next step involves replacing the old eyelashes as well as eyes with new ones if the old ones do not [...]



A explained Buying Reborn Baby Dolls

2016-10-13T16:54:00+00:00

"Reborners" will tell you that creating a reborn baby doll is a labor of love. Combine that love with the level of craftsmanship exhibited by these talented reborn doll artists and you have thing of beauty. The skin coloring, the life-like expressions, the tiny veins and wrinkles all reflect the artistry and skill of the creator.You need to check if toes & fingers have glass dust or glass beads us"Reborners" will tell you that creating a reborn baby doll is a labor of love. Combine that love with the level of craftsmanship exhibited by these talented reborn doll artists and you have thing of beauty. The skin coloring, the life-like expressions, the tiny veins and wrinkles all reflect the artistry and skill of the creator.You need to check if toes & fingers have glass dust or glass beads used as weight material. Ideally, polly pellets & fibre fill should be used as filler for the body to make it cuddlesome & soft.My observations of children during many years of teaching preschool, as well as raising our own two children has taught me that the simple toys are the best; blocks, puzzles, crayons & paper, books, Reborn Babies, balls and playdough hold a child's attention for hours!How to reborn a doll is a multi-stage process. While skilled reborn artists have spent years working this craft, it is absolutely possible for an beginner to try their hands at it.Some people like their dolls to look very real with milk spots, rashes and scratches. If you don't like these don't buy a Reborn Baby Dolls with them. Its personal taste. I personally don't like these. I know they are realistic but when my real babies had rashes I couldn't wait for them to go away. So I am of the view I wouldn't want them on a doll permanently.The best creations include every tiny detail you can think of - wrinkles, tiny blood vessels and much more. Most have been weighted with sand or glass beads to give the weight and heft of a real infant. The best and most realistic newborn baby dolls are about as long as a real infant, ranging in length from about 15 inches to over 22 inches long. Girl dolls are definitely the most popular, and I expect the reason for this is that little girls are cuter and more adorable - we can leave that call to you!Using the pink (stencil creme or acrylic paint), dot a small amount of paint on each cheek, the chin, the nose, and the middle of the forehead. Then, use your finger to rub the paint in until it's smoothly blended. This is just like applying liquid blush makeup - you want it to show up, but flow flawlessly across the skin it's meant to brighten.Another helpful warning is to keep track of all your logins, usernames and passwords. I keep these on a text document on my computer and a notepad hand written just in case some thing ever happens to my computer. You could also just print these out to have a hard copy, but be sure to keep it corrected. Another practice becoming more common is online file storage[...]



Memorial Reborn Baby Doll For Infant Loss, Miscarriage, Still Birth, Or Angel Babies

2016-10-13T16:52:00+00:00

This is why the title is the most important part of your listings: eBay says 70 per cent of members use the site's search boxes to find items they might want to buy. But the search engine returns only listings containing the actual key words in the title and ignores key words in sub-titles or descriptions. The exception is where users actually tick the 'sub titles and descriptions' box, which veryThis is why the title is the most important part of your listings: eBay says 70 per cent of members use the site's search boxes to find items they might want to buy. But the search engine returns only listings containing the actual key words in the title and ignores key words in sub-titles or descriptions. The exception is where users actually tick the 'sub titles and descriptions' box, which very few do, to add those areas to the search.The sister came rushing out of her boudoir to attend to me (what would I do without her) and helped me downstairs. I noticed she was eye-balling me, and after I regained my composure I asked her what she was looking at. She said, "What the hell have you got on?" I explained that I was so busy yesterday I never found the time to do my laundry. I ran out of tee shirts, so I wore my honeymoon Reborn Babies to bed. She said I looked like an old fool.Next you need to add some rosy spots to complement the purple. Real babies have thin skin, and this gives them the "blushing" look on the body and face. You can use acrylic to do this also, although many reborners find it easier to use a stencil creme to give their babies the rosy hue. Either way you will just put a tiny dot on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin. Then you will use your finger to rub the paint in until it is smooth. Of course you don't want to over do this or you may end up with a "sunburnt" reborn doll then. After you are finished with the face, do the same to the elbows, palms, soles, belly, knees , and elbows. Do each individually and then let it dry. This will complete that rosy glow.Now you can begin to place each strand into the hole and start from the middle and move all the way out in a circular pattern according to your desired hair style.Girls really enjoy babies so My First Baby Born may be the one to purchase when you have a youngster desperate to be a Mom. This small newborn doll is really adorable and will come in lemon or pink. She has a diaper and a potty. She drinks, cries and wees to the enjoyment of every little girl who wants a child just like Mom. She even feeds and poops and shuts her eyes when asleep. Believe it or not, if you or your friend is going to have a baby, purchasing this as a gift to your girl from her newborn brother or sister could help reduce sibling competition.Sojirbai Satpute, a 45-year old woman with three children to care for, learned to drive a truck when her husband needed help driving his bullock-cart delivering ice. Soon Sojirbai became a familiar sight in the town, [...]



Care and Getting Tips For Reborn Baby Dolls

2016-10-13T16:49:00+00:00

Sojirbai Satpute, a 45-year old woman with three children to care for, learned to drive a truck when her husband needed help driving his bullock-cart delivering ice. Soon Sojirbai became a familiar sight in the town, riding behind the bullocks with a cart full of ice. She became known as "the ice lady." Their business grew, and the couple soon decided to seek a bank loan to buy a real truck. The bSojirbai Satpute, a 45-year old woman with three children to care for, learned to drive a truck when her husband needed help driving his bullock-cart delivering ice. Soon Sojirbai became a familiar sight in the town, riding behind the bullocks with a cart full of ice. She became known as "the ice lady." Their business grew, and the couple soon decided to seek a bank loan to buy a real truck. The bank manager required that she have a license to drive heavy equipment before he would give her the loan. So she learned. Now she drives back and forth with ice all day, and is pleased with her business. Her only regret, she says, is that she was never able to get a formal education.Unreal, yet so lifelike! You could have seen couple of these Reborn Dolls in malls, fashion shops, or in the bazaars were they are being held by older women or placed in strollers as if they are real newborns. They're as well settled in cars laying seatbelts on them so they can be guarded from any untoward event. Some young women dress the dolls and wash their hair. Certainly, these reborn babies are well treated and are well attended for as if they are real babes - real babies.Here's the tricky bit ... because the Lots to Love doll has a smaller head, it will take some patience to cut the bulbs without cutting the doll's face. Use a steady, even pressure to cut a circle around the flat part of the bulb inside the head. You can't hurt the eyes you're about to take out, so don't worry about that. Instead, just concentrate on creating a smooth hole that you can easily pop the original eyes out of.Naturally, Reborn Baby Dolls need accessories. That would include baby doll bottles and sippy cups as they celebrate birthday after birthday. Today's focus will be on the reborn baby doll bottles.For women who are unable to bear babies, also called empty nesters, or for those who planned to have babies later in life but have reached the age where it's too late and there's no turning back, this is also one way of coping up with being unable to have one's own child. There are even adoption papers when purchasing a doll to really make it feel real. This helps fill the void that these women have from being childless. The reborn will keep them company. Aside from that, carrying and cuddling these dolls help awaken the mother's instinct in a woman and helps boost her esteem whenever people pass her by and tell her how cute her "baby" is as she takes it for a short stroll outside.Some of the memorial Reborn Babies can be ma[...]



Top five Tips On Buying Reborn Baby Dolls

2016-10-12T17:00:00+00:00

Color each day's or week's toilet chart a different color. Have a blue week, a red week, a yellow week, etc. Explain that your child needs to collect all the colors of the rainbow. Keep the charts in a special folder so he can see his accomplishment.Most of the bffs are excited for the competition, all except David. David states that he's the straight guy, he likes, football and beer. He does notColor each day's or week's toilet chart a different color. Have a blue week, a red week, a yellow week, etc. Explain that your child needs to collect all the colors of the rainbow. Keep the charts in a special folder so he can see his accomplishment.Most of the bffs are excited for the competition, all except David. David states that he's the straight guy, he likes, football and beer. He does not like shopping for Reborn Babies. When Paris presented each bff with their very own doll she was dressed in a ridiculous outfit. This was the first of Paris' test, who would tell her the truth? And although she looked ridiculous, no one actually felt comfortable enough to come out and say it.For women who can not have babies, also known as "empty nest", or those who planned to have children later in life, but reached the age when it is too late and not going back there is also a way to cope with being unable to have her own child. There are the adoption papers, even when buying a doll to feel very real. This helps fill the void that these women are having children. The revival is there for them. Apart from that, transport and embrace the dolls help to awaken the maternal instincts of a woman and helps build self-esteem when people go through him and tell him how beautiful his "baby" you take a walk outside.Who collects these wonderful pieces of art? From what I can see, mainly doll collectors, emptynesters and those who need to cuddle for stress relief. There is nothing like cuddling a baby, and these dolls come very close. Not only that, but they sleep through the night, and make little fuss or mess.So maybe you have decided to make your own reborn. You can start with a plain vinyl toy doll, take it apart and remove the paint. Or you can buy a doll like the Berjusa Reborn Dolls that are already set up for you to just start painting.Let me say something from the start. This process is simply my process, the one that I use because it works for me and I'm comfortable with it. There are nearly as many processes as there are reborn artists. No way is the "right" way - it is simply "one" way. This may be one of the easiest ways, though.There are many options available if you are interested in purchase these collectible items such as doll artist can be contacted to purchase directly from them, you can also purchase them from craft fairs held in your region and lastly you can search for them at eBay which has a large collection from different companies and artists to[...]



Emerging from the Puppy Void ;)

2016-10-08T23:47:00+00:00

So I'm figuring out that having a new puppy is a lot like having a new baby. Actually, as my friend Patti pointed out, it's kind of like having a baby AND a toddler at the same time, because you deal with sleepless nights and potty training all at once. Plus, you can't go anywhere for extended periods of time unless you have someone to watch the puppy.I'm also having flashbacks to my early days of motherhood. Sleeping when the puppy sleeps, even if I'd rather be doing the dishes or laundry; taking a super quick shower while he dozes; doing tons of online research about feeding and training; wearing pajamas for three days in a row and praying I don't get pulled over in my fuzzy pink cheetah print pj pants. All I can say is I'm so glad we didn't try to have a puppy AND toddlers all at once! I don't think I would have survived! ;)As you guys can probably imagine (especially those of you who've had puppies before), my life has been a bit chaotic lately. My house is a mess, I'm way behind on my writing and illustrations, and I feel like I'm stumbling along, just barely coherent enough to get by from my lack of sleep. Blogging has been a bit of an impossibility.That being said, I've lived through my first "solo" week with Teddy (with Hubby back to a full work week). And while I'm still learning how to adjust our schedule to take care of Teddy while getting the girls to school on time, getting to the gym, and having some semblance of sanity, things are looking up. I've started crate training him for nighttime and short periods during the day. Our yard still has too many hazards for a young puppy for him to be left there alone for extended periods of time. He does love running around and playing, though...and eating the rotten peaches from our peach tree, which has been an ongoing battle of wills. ;) (Don't worry, I'm working on getting them all cleaned up, but there are a LOT of them.)I'm making sure he gets lots of good exercise during the day, which helps him sleep fairly well. (Seven hours in a row last night...whoo hoo!!) We're also spending lots of time with him as a family. He's been great for the girls.I have a few small posts in the works, but I thought for today I'd just fill this post with "puppy spam" since that's been my life lately. And I hope you'll all be patient with me as I continue to work through this new transitional period in our family. :}Here's Teddy on the day we adopted him, on our way home in the car.Here he is in his new little bed. :) It's amazing how much he's grown already since this first day.He loves sleeping in his bed......but he usually ends up like this, with his head on the ground. ;D Sometimes only his little hind end and back legs are in the bed. Middle Gal watching him sleep.Sleeping with his tongue out.Oldest Gal with Teddy.By the way, don't be fooled by all of these sleep[...]



Emilie's Birthday Photoshoot Video

2016-09-29T17:20:00+00:00

So I'm figuring out that having a new puppy is a lot like having a new baby. Actually, as my friend Patti pointed out, it's kind of like having a baby AND a toddler at the same time, because you deal with sleepless nights and potty training all at once. Plus, you can't go anywhere for extended periods of time unless you have someone to watch the puppy.I'm also having flashbacks to my early days of motherhood. Sleeping when the puppy sleeps, even if I'd rather be doing the dishes or laundry; taking a super quick shower while he dozes; doing tons of online research about feeding and training; wearing pajamas for three days in a row and praying I don't get pulled over in my fuzzy pink cheetah print pj pants. All I can say is I'm so glad we didn't try to have a puppy AND toddlers all at once! I don't think I would have survived! ;)As you guys can probably imagine (especially those of you who've had puppies before), my life has been a bit chaotic lately. My house is a mess, I'm way behind on my writing and illustrations, and I feel like I'm stumbling along, just barely coherent enough to get by from my lack of sleep. Blogging has been a bit of an impossibility.That being said, I've lived through my first "solo" week with Teddy (with Hubby back to a full work week). And while I'm still learning how to adjust our schedule to take care of Teddy while getting the girls to school on time, getting to the gym, and having some semblance of sanity, things are looking up. I've started crate training him for nighttime and short periods during the day. Our yard still has too many hazards for a young puppy for him to be left there alone for extended periods of time. He does love running around and playing, though...and eating the rotten peaches from our peach tree, which has been an ongoing battle of wills. ;) (Don't worry, I'm working on getting them all cleaned up, but there are a LOT of them.)I'm making sure he gets lots of good exercise during the day, which helps him sleep fairly well. (Seven hours in a row last night...whoo hoo!!) We're also spending lots of time with him as a family. He's been great for the girls.I have a few small posts in the works, but I thought for today I'd just fill this post with "puppy spam" since that's been my life lately. And I hope you'll all be patient with me as I continue to work through this new transitional period in our family. :}Here's Teddy on the day we adopted him, on our way home in the car.Here he is in his new little bed. :) It's amazing how much he's grown already since this first day.He loves sleeping in his bed......but he usually ends up like this, with his head on the ground. ;D Sometimes only his little hind end and back legs are in the bed. Middle Gal watching him sleep.Sleeping with his tongue out.Oldest Gal with Teddy.By the way, don't be[...]



A Quick Hello!

2016-09-29T14:42:00+00:00

Hey everyone! I was hoping to get to a regular post this week, but time got away from me. Today I'm heading out of town for three days for my church's Ladies Retreat. I'm so excited for a few days away. :)

One of the reasons things have been so crazy is that we found a puppy! Meet Teddy:


He's an adorable Boxer/Lab mix we got from a local shelter. He's about eight weeks old. Hubby came up with the name idea. We named him after Teddy Roosevelt because of his famous saying: "Speak softly and carry a big stick." Teddy hardly barks and loves to play with sticks bigger than him. ;)

He's a good boy but still a lot of work! ;)

More puppy spam to come in future weeks, don't worry. ;) But for now, I need to go finish getting ready. Talk to you guys again soon!

Hey everyone! I was hoping to get to a regular post this week, but time got away from me. Today I'm heading out of town for three days for my church's Ladies Retreat. I'm so excited for a few days away. :)

One of the reasons things have been so crazy is that we found a puppy! Meet Teddy:


He's an adorable Boxer/Lab mix we got from a local shelter. He's about eight weeks old. Hubby came up with the name idea. We named him after Teddy Roosevelt because of his famous saying: "Speak softly and carry a big stick." Teddy hardly barks and loves to play with sticks bigger than him. ;)

He's a good boy but still a lot of work! ;)

More puppy spam to come in future weeks, don't worry. ;) But for now, I need to go finish getting ready. Talk to you guys again soon!




Back to Blogging with a Potpourri Post

2016-09-20T07:02:00+00:00

Well, not literal potpourri. ;) How's everyone been? I hope you've had a wonderful month or so while I've been away from the blogging world. Thank you for being so understanding about my much-needed break. It was great to have some time to focus on my Hubby and the girls as we worked through the yearly back to school transition. I didn't accomplish nearly as much as I hoped to, and I've pretty much figured out that I will NEVER be an organized blogger like I'd LIKE to be. (Blogging schedule? What's that?) At the same time, I did make some fun memories and do some of the things on my ever-growing "to do" list.I kept meaning to get back to blogging earlier than this, but time got away from me. I suppose it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, though, that I made it back in time for the 25th anniversary release of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" on blu-ray tomorrow. ;) I had to get in on that celebration! (And yes, a copy of that WILL be coming home with me, even though I already own pretty much every copy of the movie that exists already. What else is collecting for?) ;)But back to the whole potpourri thing. ;) I thought it would be fun to share a bunch of random photos from this past month. Most of it is unrelated and simply snippets of news here, a photo of a family activity or new toy discovery there, that sort of thing. I hope you enjoy it. :)Artsy Stuff:I'm thrilled to be working on an illustration project with one of my local writing friends who is self-publishing a children's book. Knowing that project is on the horizon, I've been trying to do a little more sketching here and there when I can, a sort of warm up, if you will. ;) Here's a progression of one of my most recent pencil sketches:To be honest, I kind of wish I'd stopped here.Or maybe here.The more shading I added......the less I liked the results.A closer look at her face details: Ah, well. Live and learn. And all the shading was super relaxing. ;)In bigger artsy news, I have AT LAST experienced the wonder of working with Copic markers! :D I'd heard a lot about these markers and their amazing quality online. Since I work primarily with markers but wanted a softer, watercolor-type look for my illustrations, I knew these would be a great fit for me. The problem is, they're pretty spendy ($7-$9 per marker). I happened to mention I was saving for some to my writing friend (the one I'm illustrating for), and she offered me the Copics she'd purchased but hardly used, around ten colors from all over the spectrum. I was so excited and grateful! I've since added a few more skin tones and plan to slowly add to my collection as I go. Here are two sample sketches I did with my Copics. Yes, this was done entirely with markers!! :D I think I'm in love! ;)I f[...]



Be Back in a Few Weeks! :)

2016-08-24T14:38:00+00:00

I just realized that I never did my official "see you in a while" post. ;) I'm taking a bit of a hiatus from the blog, two weeks minimum, possibly three or four weeks maximum.

Hubby has the rest of this week off before he goes back to work, so I want to spend as much time with him as I can while he's on vacation. :) That, and work on a few house projects together (if I can convince him). ;)

I'm also trying to get back into the school schedule. The adjustment hasn't been too painful so far, but it takes a while to get used to those early mornings and homework-filled afternoons again. ;)

I'll continue slowly going through my collection and doing eBay listings. The next batch will be up this Saturday.

And, of course, I'll be working on my book, getting it ready to submit by early October, Lord willing.

I hope you all have a fabulous few weeks. Talk to all of you again in September! :DI just realized that I never did my official "see you in a while" post. ;) I'm taking a bit of a hiatus from the blog, two weeks minimum, possibly three or four weeks maximum.

Hubby has the rest of this week off before he goes back to work, so I want to spend as much time with him as I can while he's on vacation. :) That, and work on a few house projects together (if I can convince him). ;)

I'm also trying to get back into the school schedule. The adjustment hasn't been too painful so far, but it takes a while to get used to those early mornings and homework-filled afternoons again. ;)

I'll continue slowly going through my collection and doing eBay listings. The next batch will be up this Saturday.

And, of course, I'll be working on my book, getting it ready to submit by early October, Lord willing.

I hope you all have a fabulous few weeks. Talk to all of you again in September! :D