Monday, July 18, 2016

Blind Bags: Monster High Minis, Care Bears and Toy Story

Blind bag opening video (sorry the volume is a little low again!) 

Hi everyone!  Just stopping in for a quickie.  Today's post is about a recent blind bag opening video the girls and I made together.  We ended up getting a few Monster High Mini blind bags as well as a Care Bear and Toy Story one.  
Blind bags are all the rage in our house and have been for at least the past year.  The girls LOVE them.  For me, personally, I like to collect the Care Bear ones (they just released Series 4!) as well as the My Little Pony, select Disney and now these adorable little Monster High ones. 

Below are the ones we ended up getting: 

Lagoona Blue (daughter of the Sea Monster) 

Venus McFlytrap (daughter of the Venus Flytrap) 

Draculaura (daughter of Dracula) 

Abbey Bominable (daughter of the Abominable Snowman) 

Catrine DeMew (daugther of a Werecat) 

These littles have articulation in the neck only and can more their heads from side to side. 

Care Bears Series 2 Good Luck Bear

Jessie from Toy Story
She has articulation in the head and waist!

Checklist for Toy Story Series 1
(we only have Woody, Bullseye and now Jessie)

Checklist for Care Bears Series 2 (we have all of these guys) 

Checklist for the Monster High Minis 

Abbey, Lagoona, Catrine, Venus and Draculaura

I LOVE these new minis.  I love blind bags in general because I think they make great "toys" for the larger scale dolls.  They have a nice collector appeal ot them and I can't wait to get more! 

What about you guys, do you collect any blind bags or did you in the past? 

Thanks for stopping by. :) 
xo Farrah 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

June Strawberries and Birthdays

Pumpkin Pie is a HUGE Star Wars fan. :) 

Hi everyone!  It's been a while, I must say...summer is keeping us all busy (as usual), but it's been a great summer so far and filled with HOT sunny days.  I am in hog heaven. :)
This June started out a little on the chilly side, but soon warmed up to my much loved, glorious balmy sunshine.
We celebrated Pumpkin Pie's 7th birthday with a trip to our local indoor trampoline gym, then to Build-A-Bear and then to her favorite restaurant, the Chinese Buffet. :)
It's so hard to believe she's 7 already!

Those blue mountains in the distance are the Catskill Mountains. 

I've been walking a lot this summer (anywhere from 2-4 miles per day) and I feel so lucky to live in a place that has a lot of beautiful scenery to look at.
Here's a look at what I see on one of my daily walks during my lunch break....

So gorgeous!!  I love living here.  I have a hard time at the end of winter, but most of the time it's a great place to be. It's funny to think that that I didn't realize the beauty of this place and the quaintness of this town until I moved back.  I miss the conveniences of a city/suburb, but would rather live in the country any day. :)

June also started the "strawberry picking season" for us and we visited a local fruit farm to pick our delicious berries.  This was the first season that Little Button really got the hang of it.

Flowers are everywhere!  I am not good with flowers and just don't have the time or extra finances (becuase I spend it all on dolls, haha) to make or keep up with a good flower garden so these photos were taken at my aunt's house up the street.

I love the smell of fresh thyme! 

The end of the month marked Little Button's 4th birthday and on her day we went to see "Finding Dory" at the movies and then Chuck-E-Cheese for lunch.  I'm not sure if CEC is just a Northeast thing or not, but that place has changed a lot since I was a kid! (Not as fun, but the girls had a blast.)

She is at such a cute appreciative of everything.
Overall, June was a lovely month.  July is almost halfway over's like SLOW DOWN summer!
I have been pretty quiet with doll blogging as I'm just not finding the time for it at the moment, but hoping to get more posts up soon.  I have been saving for our vacation coming up in a few weeks so not so much on the doll buying front either!
I have seen some of the new Monster High reboots as well as the budget reboot of some EAH dolls and I can say I'm not too interested as of now.  It's not that I mind their faces, it's just that their outfits and accessories aren't really up to the standard of the older ones.
There are many other dolls out there that I have my eyes on anyway! :)
Hope you all have a great week.
xo Farrah