Monday, September 25, 2017

Mommy Monday Moment with Jenny of the Rita Pita Boutique



It has been one of those nonstop weeks. Our family has been on the movie with school activities and sports. We are in full swing of cross country, which I LOVE! My brain goes a mile a minute and I am always thinking about the 400 things that I should be doing. So, if I was being honest, sitting through long sporting events, multiple nights a week is not for me. That may sound harsh, I love my kids to pieces and they have my full support in whatever they are in, but man sometimes it is hard when your plate is full with other responsibilities .


But, I will tell you again cross country is totally my favorite sport to be a spectator. It is such high energy. First, Abby kicks some major butt and I am beyond amazed. I completely enjoy loading all 4 kids up – sometimes without my team player husband, if he is still at school doing that teacher thing. I can’t say I enjoy a sporting event more – running the fields and screaming for your kid. I also get a good laugh at peoples’ reactions when I am hauling these kids around without an issue.


We hit the flea market early this morning in search of some pieces I can use for my etsy shop. We left early to avoid the heat. I will tell you this I am ready for fall weather! It is by far my favorite time of the year. However, WNY hasn’t figured out that the 1st of fall has come and gone. We are still hitting the 90’s, I am over it. After searching the flea market for 1 ½ hours with the whole family. I found really one piece I can use for a customer. We did come home with the original Millennium Falcon, with a handful of missing parts and pieces, but the price tag was right for Nate at $10.00. We also found the most adorable firetruck (by the makers of the Cozy Cope) it has a water hose – for 5$, I couldn’t pass that by. I told my husband “uh yeah, we are not leaving without that!” He seemed less than thrilled. But there I was pushing Natty through the flea market crowd in her firetruck Natalie has also started preschool two weeks ago. She is going on Fridays for two hours. She is having a wonderful time and gets so excited that she thinks she will just leave the house and walk down on her own.


It is nice that have some one-on-one time with Lauren while she and the older kids are at school. Naptime is also a premium from 1pm – 4pmish I better not hear from anyone. That is my time that I work on ETSY orders and work on my non-profit business that I am in the works of finalizing. That is for sure a process, I have learned so much about myself as a person, what my capabilities are, and my drive to make this happen.
Friends remember keep crafty, you don’t need to spend loads of money to make something uniquely yours!

Thank you Jenny for sharing your Mommy Monday Moment with us today.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Cabbage Patch Doll Sunday- Crochet For Your Newer Dolls!

This Sunday why not crochet a cute hat and cardigan for your Newer Cabbage Patch Dolls like this one from a fun tutorial and free pattern by Deborah of the Art Threads Blog!
I love the pom pom! Click here for the free tutorial and pattern from Art Threads Blog and get started making something fun for your Cabbage Patch Dolls today!
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Make Winter Fairies, Peg Dolls By Rhythms of Play. Com

Another wonderful peg doll find from Craft Gossip, this time created by Rhythms of Play. Com.
These little fairy or angel peg dolls are sweet as can be and easy to make up! This is a great Saturday afternoon craft you can make and share. I love the idea of these to play with and display!
You can find this tutorial by clicking here. 
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Bountiful Harvest For Your Dolls A Madelon Fun Find


Today is the equinox and Madelon has found some great everyday items at Target that would make great  doll play sets and photo props.

Madelon purchased these ones with the stars as she felt they were the most like American Girl! I love them!

In many different textures and colors, these sets add some fall fun and at a fraction of the price of ready made doll play sets. 

From soft jewel tones to full glitter there are so many choices waiting for you at Target! 

These would make fun Halloween photos!
These are great for adding to your farm or food collection too!
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Witchy Fun With My Girl Clothing Co!

On the weekend I held my third annual Witches Tea Party today's post is inspired by some of my Witchy Favorites in My Girl Clothing Co's Etsy Shop. I love the dress shown above! Capturing the whimsy and fun of Halloween and all the colors too!

The shoes are perfect for not just the dress shown above but any outfit from casual to fancy for your doll this holiday season!
If you have a Tween Doll lover, check out this set, it is something I would love to have and I know my nieces would too! The hat is so much fun and I love the witch on the t-shirt, I wonder if Donna would make one in my size?  Click here to view the listing in more detail.

Click here to view all the fantastic items that Donna handmakes for dolls, doll lovers and those of us who love them all!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Holiday Barbies Are Already Arriving, Check Out These Madelon Fun Finds

Madelon and I have been spending some time in the Barbie Aisle lately! Her photos are far better than mine but my wish list is longer. I have always loved the holiday Barbies and where I live we don't get as many wonderful ones in store as our friends in the USA, so I am very grateful to Madelon for sending these photos so I could drool! If only shipping was not so much I would have her send these my way asap!
This years Holiday Barbie has a very stunning look. I love the star background and I am a sucker for the red holiday dress. I love this one!


In the take my money category, this three pack would be under my tree and on my table this holiday season. I love playsets like this one and think this would make a wonderful gift!
What is a holiday without baking? I think this is a fun set too!
Why I love this set is not just the sweet little snowman but the sled for the dolls, looks like you could get a couple of dolls on the sled! Great play value!
Top of the stocking this would go in my house if I had a little girl, might just have to ask Santa for one myself! Love the little top hat and the gingerbread inspired dress!

One of the things I do love about Barbie is that there is the affordability factor. Even if you can not pick up the collector Barbies there are always some lovely finds at very affordable prices and honestly this is the dolls I love the most. Helping put dolls in the hands of doll lovers of all economic backgrounds., making doll play affordable for everyone is  really important to me.

Thank you Madelon for sharing these fun finds with us today and helping me personally feel just that much more excited for the holidays.
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Barbie Tip Tuesday- Free Sewing Shorts For Curvy Barbie!





Today I am sharing a pattern and video tutorial of Chellywood.com's Crop top and Shorts for Curvy Barbie. If you like me have a Curvy Barbie and are looking to make some fun things for your dolls wardrobe please click this link to get the free pattern and watch the video below to see how you can create these for your dolls. 


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