Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mimi's Corner - October 24

Hi everyone,

It's Mimi. I haven't posted in a while because I have been busy with school and piano. And my brother is in a play so my mom has been driving around a lot!

Yesterday, I had a Girl Scout meeting and we decorated pumpkins. Last night, I cut open the pumpkin and found lots of seeds. This morning I put the seeds in the oven and I baked them. After that I put some salt on them and they tasted so good!

A few weeks ago, we went to a Girl Scout event. Only three of us went even though we have eight girls.

First Mr. Ferry from Happily Ever After in Philadelphia told us about owning a toy shop.

Then Ms. Starr told us about fixing and cleaning dolls.

Also, there was a doll museum by my mom's doll club and we also did stations. The first station was making a paper doll. The paper doll could look like you and that's how I made mine. The next station was to make a scrapbook about the doll museum. Next we took a picture with our dolls and all my friends looked beautiful. Then we made Snappy dolls. The Snappy dolls are dolls you can make all by yourself. You can mix and match skin tones like pink and blue and purple, or regular skin tones. Later, we had snack and watched a movie called Bluette goes to Paris. After the snack (but the movie was still on) we colored pictures again. Finally, we did door prizes. Unfortunately, my friend N, forgot to enter the door prizes!!! But my other friend J, won a porcelain doll and I won a wooden doll highchair. It was so fun! Then it was over and we went home!

Have a great day! (and thanks for the pictures Mom!)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Emily Rose Store Problem

Apparently there was a problem with the Emily Rose Store earlier today. The ISP was having issues that affected the store. According to Lisa-Marie, our store owner, it is now back up and running properly. If you tried to access earlier and could not get in, please try again!

Thanks for your patience!

This Week Around the Doll World 10/20

Lots going on in the doll world this week!

A lot of people are asking about less expensive alternatives to the American Girl Doll, dolls that can still fit our Emily Rose Doll Clothes. Here is a list of some dolls that we found that can fit our clothes:

Our Generation at Target
Madame Alexander at Toys R Us and Costco (but they are not online right now)
B-Girlz at Sam's Club

Newly Discovered Doll Artist - Wendy Frank - My friend Nay let me know about a doll artist from Australia. She makes the most unique dolls! Here is a picture of the one that Nay got:

Isn't she sweet? You can read more about her and how she was made here!

Did you know that Disney has a new princess on the block??? Tiana from Disney's The Princess and the Frog is now on toy store shelves and she is a beauty! There are several versions but here are my favorites:

Just One Kiss

Picture rights belong to Disney

The "regular Princess Tiana

Picture rights belong to Disney.

And the Toddler Princess Tiana

Picture rights belongs to Disney.

She is just too sweet for words!

My daughter and I are excited to see the movie when it comes out later this year!

Jailbreak Toys just released a new doll of the first lady Michelle Obama. I don't like it at all, it's too cartoonish! Anyway if you would like to read one of the articles about the doll, here is a link to the New York Times. I like the one at Danbury Mint much better!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Outfit of the Week 10/19

I'm so happy to share with you this outfit. This is my absolute favorite from all of the Emily Rose Doll clothes! Erica (an 18" Madame Alexander doll from Avon) is pleased to model the Tweed Jacket and Purse Oufit:

Isn't she adorable? Here is a close up of the purse, it's too cute!

She has the cutest shoes on. They are fuschia and are made of faux suede and leather! They can be purchased here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I got an award!

This is so sweet, I'm so excited as this is my first award for this blog. Thank you Anitra from if mama ain't, love the award!

Here are the rules for this award:

This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming.These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.They are not interested in self-aggrandizement.Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.Deliver this award to other bloggers who must choose others to pass it on to and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

I'd like to pass this award on to the following blog:

Who's the Mama Here? - Just a wonderful blog about a mother and daughter on this journey called life!

Thanks again Anitra!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Giveaway for a Cause

Hello Everyone,

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I have a very dear friend who is a 4 year survivor!! So many women are affected by this disease daily, it's time to stop it for good before it takes anymore of our mothers, daughter, sisters or friends! To help the American Cancer Society find a cure, I would like to do a giveaway for those who donate to this worthy cause. I've picked two of our pretty pink outfits from Emily Rose @ Home and the winner can choose one of the outfits as their prize. These outfits fit many of the 18" inch dolls on the market like American Girl, Madame Alexandar, Our Generation, and many others.

Ballerina outfit which includes Leotard, Tutu, and cloth ballet shoes.

Pretty Bow Dress

  • You must be 18 to enter this giveaway.
  • Please go to this link: Pink Platoon - IFF Family and Friends and make a donation of any size (minumum $5), or support your own team but please make a donation. Then come back here and tell me you did it. Make sure you leave your email address so I can contact you. Edited to add that I will NOT be checking to make sure you donated, this is an honor system giveaway.
  • If you tweet this giveaway and send me the link, I will give you another entry!
  • This giveaway will be open until 8 a.m. October 18, the day of the walk in our area.
  • I will use a random generator to select a number from the total amount of entries. There will be ONE winner announced Mondy October 19th..

  • Please note that this giveaway is not sponsored by Emily Rose or it's affiliated companies. Also there is no direct affiliation with the American Cancer Society.

    Thanks for reading and participating!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Around the Doll World Part II

Hi everyone,

This is the first time I had to sit down and finish my News Around the Doll World. There's a lot to talk about this week.

First, if you are in the market for some cute cloth dolls, check out this site:
These dolls are so cute, I'm thinking of ordering one for my friend's grandbaby. Can you believe she's almost FIVE MONTHS old and doesn't have her first doll?!?! Oh the horror!! The company is not doing custom orders until December but they will be doing uploads of these adorable dolls!

I mentioned the Avon Dolls last week, then I found out Sears is also coming out with a line of 18" dolls. Yaay! More dolls to dress. Here is a link to the cuties! This one is my favorite!

I'm pretty sure these are Madame Alexander dolls but I'll have to check when I go to the store. I wonder if Kmart will have them as well since they are essentially Sears?

Great news on the Emily Rose at Home NJ front. We will soon be offering paper doll parties!! I think paper dolls are so fun for the attendees and they will get to cut and color their own dolls. More details will be coming soon!!

Hope you enjoyed News Around the Doll World!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tuesday Around the Doll World - 10/6

There is so much news around the doll world that I'm going to spread it over two days! I wanted to dedicate today to a special artist I found through my google alerts. Her name is Faith and this is her site: Sundrip

You know how something catches your attention and you know it's special but you are not quite sure why? Well that's how I felt when I first came across Faith's dolls. I saw this little cutie in a red hat, her name is Lisa:

Something about her eyes and the serious lips that want to smile, really captured my attention. I HAD to contact the artist and then I knew... she is one special lady.

Here is what Faith Shared with me:

"One of the things I do with my dolls that isn't really heard of is make inner child dolls for African-American children in therapy. Therapy includes physical and emotional therapy. I've made several, some are posted in my doll gallery but others are not. If the person chooses not to have their therapy doll posted I don't. I respect their privacy. The other thing is this, each doll is hand sewn not machine sewn. The faces are hand painted, the hair chosen carefully to fit the desired look and the outfit is chosen carefully. I actually have a wardrobe for future dolls. The amount of thought that goes into each doll is extensive. I thoroughly enjoy making them. The doll you asked about is doll number 16. She's got big brown eyes with a tad bit of gold above them. Her hair is in three pony tails which is a standard black hair style for little girls. She's got little black shoes and a sweet dress. I think the addition that makes her stand out is the red beret. She's currently sitting on my shelf with my personal doll collection (I'm a collector myself) as she waits for a new home. "

I don't know if these are therapy dolls but here are more of her beautiful dolls:

What a wonderful service to these young children that need a physical source of comfort. And please please please take a stroll through her gallery! She is obviously a multitalented artist! There are several of her paintings that I have to get prints of!! If you read Faith's About Me page you'll know as I have learned what a extraordinary giving person she is. I don't know her at all... but I do. I know that she has taken her own hurts and pains and poured herself into helping others heal. God Bless you Faith and thank you for allowing me to write about you and your dolls!

**** Pictures used are with the permission of the artist!****

Outfit of the Week 10/5 (or thereabouts)

Hello all,

I wanted to make sure I shared with you the outfit of the week. This one is just SO SO cute!! I don't know about where you are but the cold weather just came in so fast for us. Jasmine was thrilled because it was cool enough to wear her new Varsity Star Outfit (link):

The jacket is made in traditional fashion with white "leather" sleeves. My tomboy Jazzy just loves it, especially since her varsity letter is sewn on the back:

Doesn't she look cute?!? The outfit also comes with her jeans and a short sleeved white top to wear underneath the jacket. Her "kicks" are also available in our Emily Rose Store.

Enjoy and be blessed!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday Inspiration - Success

“Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.” - Arnold Glasgow

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be” - George Sheehan

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.” - Swami Vivekananda