Friday, December 14, 2012

Monster High Madness

I have to admit to myself that I have a small MH addiction. No, it's not that big a deal. I love certain characters. I found out from a friend where to find the Scaris line of dolls. They may be old news but they are new to me. I went and found 3 that I love. I found the deluxe Scaris Rochelle Goyle, Clawdeen Wolf, & Jinafire Long!! An early birthday gift to me :O)

I love Jinafire..her coloring is gorgeous. I like her eyes even if some consider them big. I figure hey she's a dragon so shouldn't her eyes be a little oversize?


My next favorite from this line is Clawdeen. I love her and the outfit. The belt is not my favorite but her outfit is cute. I love that she has an Eiffel Tower earring. Just look at her :O) 


I love Rochelle's shoes oh heck her whole outfit is tres chic..oui? I don't need her since I like the 1st version better. This lady is going into the MH sell pile but the clothes stay


Now I need to find Scaris Ghoulia & Deuce. They're not deluxe but Ghoulia is my favorite MH character ;O)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holidays Are Coming

The holidays are fast approaching and I have to start by saying Happy Hanukkah to everyone. 

I have had a long overdue photo shoot with some of my ladies. I have been neglecting my dolls as of late so it was nice to get them out.  I visited a friend and Christmas is in full swing in her beautiful home. She allowed me to take pictures of my ladies in & around her beautiful decorations. 

 


 


 


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Long Distance Play Date

Today was the day I was going to over to my awesome friend Cecile's, Chynadoll Creations , house to play. Things happened and well we couldn't get together this weekend do we had a virtual play date and decided to share it with you all. We both redressed some ladies and here are my results :O) I redressed All in White Colette, Strict Elegance Luchia, and Main Event Adele. I hope you all like.







All the ladies clothing was made by Kathi Stareprawo of Frau E fame. The bags and the necklace that Adele is wearing is also by Frau E. The rest of the jewelry is all from Integrity. Colette's boots are from Mattel. This was fun and I have more ladies to dress

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Blogging Overload..Not Really LOL

I know you're all shaking your heads at this new title. This has become a necessary thing to do. This is not pointed at anyone in particular so take no offense (I mean it). I started this blog for me and my hobby which is my dolls and toys that I love. I enjoy sharing certain things with those who do take their time out and read my ramblings. I give so many kudos to you all for this I thank you. 

My point is this is MY BLOG. I choose what to post & when. I see so many who put this pressure on themselves to keep the masses (their followers) happy. If you don't post to your blog but once a month that's your prerogative. I would hope that people choose to follow because of similar interests and love of dolls & toys. If I checked tomorrow and no one followed or read my blog my world will not end. I say that simply to say if you don't enjoy your blog or posting then stop. Anything that does not bring you joy and happiness (the same thing I know) stop doing it. I started this for me and only me. 

I don't understand others fascination with what I write here or the pictures I post but I say again THANK YOU to you my friends & followers. If you started a blog simply because everyone else is then you had no joy in this to begin with. I started again here because this time was for ME :O) I don't post as often as I may sometimes like because of life and all the things that go with it. I am starting my journey back to happy. I have way too much stuff so I am not at the happiest point but I'm still glad to have an outlet to say this. I'm honest with myself with this. 

Hang around for the ride back to my happiness & joy for my collection. I just had to say this for my sanity and if it helps any of you out there I'm glad

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sandy's Aftermath

I'll start with Happy Halloween. We survived Sandy but the cleanup will be going on for a while. I posted these pics on Facebook but I'll put them here as well. We had water 40 feet from our door. Thank God it receded but the mess it left behind. Most of the pics are from the water & wind damage










Yes that is a tanker that got washed up down the street from us. I thank God that everyone survived. I've heard from lots of family and friends. Now I hope the cleanup gets underway quickly. I need to get back to the city for work & my sanity. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Update

Well friends it's 7:45pm and all is well for now. There has been a lot of wind and some flooding down the street from me. It's a little scarier now that the sun has gone down. I can usually see Manhattan from my bedroom or kitchen window.  It's not there now. I just hope & pray that everyone stays safe throughout this.

 I will try to post again if we still have power.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Tropicalia 2012 Recap- Part II

Sorry this took a little longer than anticipated. I overslept but I'm in under my deadline :O)

Day 3 - I went to the WClub luncheon and the centerpiece was the lovely Elise. I had the chance to buy her but sold her to a bigger fan than I.  

We also received a gorgeous FR2 shoe pack (no pic yet). Three sets of shoes for the FR2's in your life. After lunch it was nap time or packing time in my case. I actually started to get everything together Friday night. I decided not to ship a thing O_o . So before the final Saturday night dinner I worked my suitcases like a game of Tetris..LOL. I still ended up buying a duffle bag to use as my 2nd carry on for the plane ride home.

My recap is not as full as some others but I'm getting to the goodies now. I may have to put up a Part III for a couple of other things I picked up. I did stick with my list but a couple of other goodies slipped in LOL 

From the convention collection I came home with 3 ladies. Adele, Colette, & Natalia.
Natalia, Adele, Colette

When the Color Infusion Style Lab opened my girlfriend Irma and I were in the first 20 to be on line. I know you're gonna ask but Cecile was in a workshop. I think they had 8 or 9 baskets to start with. As someone finished shopping the basket was handed to the next person waiting. I was so tired but being up early to get the ladies & guy I wanted was so worth it :O)

From my list I came home with the following ladies. Not too bad huh. They will get better coverage in the days to come. From left to right: Power Game Natalia, Vivid Impact Agnes, Rising Sun Kyori, and a Strict Elegance Luchia (her name will be changing).


One guy was on my list but his friend wasn't. It was a corporate decision to dress my newest hunk who is named Derek. He was aptly named by Cecile & I in our hotel room to honor her brother-in-law. Backstage has no name yet but he will be staying too


 These ladies were last but never least in surprises. We won the chance to purchase the centerpiece Eugenia (only 200 of her). Victoire was a surprise 2nd doll for purchase

 OK Part III is for the morning. I'm sure you'll tune in. I have pics of the dolls we were given and my surprise purchases

Selling Some Dolls

I know I still owe you all Part II of my convention recap but I've been sidetracked. I have started my selling spree again. If you go to the Sales tab above and click on my ebay sales. I've got some FR, Monster High, and there will be some clothing & more. Part II of convention recap will be up later this afternoon or evening.

Think of this as a commercial interruption..LOL

Hey this also my 100th post..WOOHOO!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tropicalia 2012 Recap - Part I

The convention was held at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. We arrived at the hotel on early Wednesday afternoon. This was the view from our room inside & out. 

balcony shot outside

Gorgeous right :O) Here are some shots of the lobby. There are some beautiful Asian themed items there.  I love the jade ship in the lobby.
view from balcony inside hotel


My travel dolls I chose for this trip were Nadja & Erin. Erin sort of got waylaid as it took too much time to redress two dolls everyday, so Nadja got the full time job as it were. Reese belongs to my friend & convention roommate Cecile of Chynadoll Creations  fame (adorable isn't she?).
Nadja
Erin
Reese
Day 1 - Room shopping was 1st then hit the meet & greet by the pool. No pictures but a fun time was had by me. I was even mistaken for someone famous..LOL. Not sure who they thought I was but I made 3 new friends

Day 2 - Thursday
Was up bright and early for registration (7 am) then hit the line for the souvenir shop. The shop opened at 1 and we stayed put there for over 5 hours (dedication people or is it insanity). Here's a pic of the display that greeted us when they opened the doors for the line. This is the convention collection.
I will let you in on who came home with me in Part II. I promise it won't be a long wait. I'm still sorting pictures. I'll even give you a glimpse into who/what I managed to cross off my list of grails