Look who finally arrived in mail yesterday!!
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
Hi Doll Friends!!
I recently got this "My Life As Doll" Rain Gear set from Walmart as a surprise gift from my husband. I had been meaning to open it and show it to y'all... but this weekend it started thunderstorming and so put the cute boots on FrannDoll, handed her the umbrella and we went out for some rainy day photos! I love rain and thunderstorms especially!
The sidewalks were wet but Frann's boots kept her feet nice and dry.
Here is the set in its packaging. Isn't it cute?
I think this one is my favorite! Such vivid color! Rain makes the grass so green!
It was a fun walk. It turns out Frann loves rain and umbrellas as much as I do! How lovely! We have so much in common!
Greetings and Salutations Doll Friends!!
It has been a crazy couple of weeks getting the kids ready for starting the new school year... Am sure you have been getting ready too in some way, either yourself or the students in your life. Now school has started and we are settling into a routine... Hope you are too.
As I mentioned last week when I posted about the SmallTown Flats Trestle Table and Pair O' Chairs set, Alison was so generous when she sent me samples of the amazing doll furniture she designed and created. She sent me two of the amazing Four Poster Beds!!
So I decided immediately that I must share my good fortune with my lovely readers!! So, I am having a drawing to give away one of the beds! That's right! You can win a bed for your Dolly!!
I have to say that the bed is probably my favorite of all the pieces of furniture she sent... Probably because a Doll Bed is, at least I think, the most important item of doll furniture a girl can have! I am of the school of thought that, if a girl can only have one item of doll furniture, it should be a bed. As I type that, I am not sure why I've always thought that way? Maybe because the only real item of doll furniture I had in my own childhood was a doll bed? It was actaully a rocking baby doll bed but I loved it!
This doll bed is awesome!! It's very sturdy when set up and just the right size for your 18inch Dolly or for a favorite stuffed pet to get a good nights rest in!
As I said in my previous post about them, I think this would be great for any doll or pet loving child to own at home but it'd also be an awesome investment for Grandma's and Grandpa's! Imagine your grandchild coming over for a sleepover visit and how delighted and more comfortable they'd be if you had accomidations for their favorite friends! It'd be a new tradition, pulling out the bed and setting it up just like a cot in the old days... So Grandparents be sure and enter contest!!
Here Saige is modeling how perfect a size the bed is for her... She was so comfortable that she fell asleep on the job! I let her have a little nap there while I gathered the bedding and blankets...
In case you missed my first post about them, this is the furniture she sent me to show you!! It is just so amazing to me that all of it can be folded up and put back in it's fancy top-notch envelopes and safely stored away with your doll when not being played with. Genius really...! Please go check out the SmallTown Flats by Spots & Ladybugs website to see the whole line of furniture! There are also chairs you can attach to a dinner table to make a seat for your Dolly (or Stuffed animal) and a full size couch!!
Here is Panda sitting in the bed all made up with blankets and pillows and doll sized stuffed animals... Isn't it sweet! The quilt is one my Grandma made me when I was little and so is a cherished item and it looks so nifty on the bed! The bed, like all the other furniture in the line, comes with stickers to personalize and embellish but honestly, for the one I am keeping, I think I like it in the stark white and will probably keep it just 'plain'. Lots of real furniture is all white and it matches my little Journey Girl vanity perfectly just like it is!
So how to enter the drawing??!?! Simple!! Simply:
1) Go to PCR American Doll House Blog's Facebook Page and "Like" the page
2) Share the photo about the contest on your page!
Simple!! I will draw the winners name from all the entries on Sunday August 28th at 8pm Central Standard Time!! So... Good luck!! Can't wait to pick a winner!! Due to shipping expense, contest open only to US Residents!!
I also wanted to mention how great the Lovely Love Seat fits at the bottom of the bed!! Isn't it fabulous? You'll have to buy one to go with the bed if you win it!
That's it for now Doll Friends!!
Till next time!
Monday, August 15, 2016
Greetings Doll Friends!
As I mentioned recently, Walmart's "My Life As Doll" line of dolls and accessories has really stepped up their game this fall.
I've been checking in at every Walmart I go to lately. I actually live in a town that doesn't have a Walmart (which is fine with me!!) but the larger towns around me have several...!
When I first heard that they'd released new doll items, I went looking to buy some but they hadn't stocked them yet... At the time though I did find the snack stand from the last release they did on clearance for half off! I hadn't ever been tempted at full price but I snatched it right up at $13! It's such a cute set and once I got it home and opened, I loved it!!
Here is Josie (Tolly Tot) with a little snack shop I set up with that set... I obviously had some other items too. Some of the little food items are erasers from Walmart party section! I added the little pink shelf to top of snack counter so I would have more room to display the "wares". Heehee.
Then when I went to a different Walmart, what do I find but a snack set with totally different foods and signs?! Also for $13. I put it in my cart and deliberated... "Do I need two? That seems a bit extravagant... But the cute mint drinks! The cute strawberry cake!!" Obviously I caved and bought it.
Here is back of box after I got it home.
As I've gone to different Walmart's lately... I've just taken photos of what they have out. Most of the stores "My Life As Doll" sections were basically half empty but slowly, over last several weeks, they've started getting the new items in!
Here is the new living room set. So cute! A little too "modern" for my taste in the doll house but a great price on some cute furniture.
These were hard to pass up! I love MLAD dolls and $13 is a steal but... I've decided I need to not buy anymore "new" dolls... At least for a while! I have so many! So new dolls will have to be a Christmas or Birthday thing. If I find them second hand though, all bets are off! I love redeeming dolls from Toy Box Trauma. Haha.
These are some baby dolls they sell at some Walmart's... Perfect size for baby siblings for 18inch dolls! I might get one someday but again... I have plenty of baby doll siblings already.
Oh but it's so hard to leave them at store at that price!
Here is the new vanity. I already have the Journey Girl Vanity which is very similar so I doubt I'll ever get this one...
I almost passed out when I finally saw a boy doll in person at store! Only one of the two types they came out with but it was fun to see him! I actually ordered one when they had them up for pre-order and what a fiasco it's been. He is supposed to arrive today actually after a few weeks of weird emails and false starts. I'll tell you more about that when I get him and post a blog about him.
They actually had two! I was half way tempted to just buy one and return the one who arrives but decided against it...
The horse and ponies are adorable! Already have several horses though that I got second hand.
The mini dolls are cute... But they made them a bit bigger than the ones made my American Girl or Our Generation. Still very cute!
Here they are alongside the 18inch dolls.
This was pretty common sight... Sad empty racks.
And only the dolls on display with empty shelves and displays where the new stuff is going to go...
But slowly, item by item, I started seeing the new stuff I was curious about after seeing it on the cool new MLAD website. Here is the IceCream Bike. It's neat but I don't really think it'll be one on my wish list... Too many other cool things to add! Haha. But I know a lot of gals on my Facebook doll groups really want it so I am sure it'll sell well.
Can't wait to see the new fashions, especially the boy doll ones!
Well, that's it for now with the Walmart in-store reporting! What have you found at your Walmart?
Till next time!