Thursday, October 28, 2010

Too Old for Dolls?

Journey Girls from Toys R US
I read an interesting article this morning about children "growing out of dolls" at a much earlier age, some as early as age 7!!!  I couldn't believe this when I read it, but I have to agree that it's probably true.  Being in the doll business, I have noticed 9 - 11 year old girls will stop and oooh and aaah over the items, but most of the time they will not purchase.  I have had parents come up to me almost apologetically, to say their preteen is no longer interested in dolls.

I've been a doll "collector" since I was 37 years old (about 8 years or so).  As an adult I find that doll play is relaxing, stimulating (to my imagination) and fun.  It's an activity that I love to share with my daughter.  I love naming my dolls and creating personas for them!  No I'm not a nutcase, it's just something I enjoy doing and my daughter does as well!

So I'm wondering, what are your thoughts on this? How old is too old to play with dolls?  In the article, it says that companies like MGA, Disney and Toys R Us are creating more mature looking dolls (preteen/teen rather than baby/toddler) to appeal to 5 - 11 year olds.  Do you think mature looking dolls is the answer?  I'm really curious to know your thoughts!

If you would like to read the whole article please look here.

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Monday, October 18, 2010

Too many 18" dolls??

In my opinion, there's never enough to choose from! LOL!  But here is an interesting article from the LA Business Journal:

http://www.labusinessjournal.com/news/2010/oct/18/tall-doll-brawl/

What do you think?  Do you think that there are too many dolls being added to the 18" ring, or are the less expensive options welcome?

Love and Blessings,
Margaret

Friday, October 15, 2010

We're in the TOP 20!!


I'm sooo excited!!  It was recently announced that Emily Rose @ Home is in the top 20 for The Start Up Nation's Leading Moms in Business!  Wow!  We only had a month to work in and for us to reach the top was amazing!!

Here's an excerpt:

"Thanks to the success of Emily Rose, in 2009 Lisa-Marie was able to fulfill her dream of helping other Moms (just like her) create businesses of their own when she introduced Emily Rose @Home, a home party network for Mom/Daughter entrepreneur teams. Emily Rose @Home has quickly become popular due to the high quality affordable products, as well as the "no recruiting" policy and single level structure. "We focus on building businesses, not recruiters", said Lisa-Marie."


If you'd like to read the complete article, here is the link: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/10/prweb4648094.htm

Like Lisa-Marie states above, we do not recruit for our own businesses, the goal of our company is to help YOU build successful mother-daughter businesses that will last a long time!

If you are interested in trying out our business, first check here to look at all of the great benefits! Then use this code: LXNI55LW to get 10% off your starter package!

Disclaimer: When you use the code above, I will get a percentage of the cost depending on which package you choose.  However, you will not be on "my team,", you will have  your own business and be your own boss!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

American Girl Scrapbook Supplies

Hello everyone! 

I just wanted to let you know if you have a crafty girl (like my Mimi), I bet she would love to check out the new American Girl ® scrapbook supplies at Two Peas in A Bucket.  I took a quick peek and there are some cute stamps, stickers and even some sewing projects.  Methinks  some 10 year olds I know will be getting some craft supplies for Christmas!!  If you do stop by, come back and let me know what you purchased!

Question:  Do you think your crafty girl will like these products?

Disclaimer:  I am a subscriber to the Two Peas newsletter and I'm just passing this on, I did not receive any form of compensation for this post.

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Friday, October 8, 2010

Question for my readers...

I'm going to be doing a series on dolls, how to purchase them, what to look for, what does quality look like.  Also doll clothes and furniture and what kinds of things to look for.

Is there anything specific you need to know as we approach the big gift buying season?

Thanks for your opinions!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Check out my other blog for some AWEsome giveaways!

Hello everyone!

I'm giving away some AWEsome things on my main blog Take a Walk With Me.  Stop on over and enter some of the giveaways!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Saturday, October 2, 2010

TerriLee Announces A New Line of Play Dolls

Hello everyone,

This really is exciting news from TerriLee!  They have some adorable dolls!  I was so pleased when I went to the site and saw FOUR African American dolls and they are ALL adorable!  I also played some games while I was there, this would be lots of fun for the little ones in your life! LOL!  If  you don't remember what the Terrilee dolls look like, look at this post that I shared from my friend Debbie where here Patsy is dressed in an Emily Rose @ Home outfit.

I don't have a picture but my favorite is Ready for Recess both versions, they are just too cute and I love the outfits!

Anyway, here is the full article.  Thanks for stopping by!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Upcoming Michael's Event - 9/25

Hi everyone,

I just wanted share with you that Michael's the craft store, has an upcoming event for our American Girl's and their doll friends.  It will teach you how to throw a party American girl style!  Check out the Michael's website for more details on this 9/25 event!!  Oh and the best part about this?  It's FREE!!  If you go and check it out, plealse let us know how it was!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Borders is giving away an American Girl Doll!

I have always loved the American Girl books.  I think they are well written and have purpose as well as being entertaining.  They teach girls good lessons and get them away from the TV!!  For this reason,  the new My American Dolls have really caught my interest.  I was excited to see Barnes and Noble doing a giveaway and now Border's has a giveaway too!  I do plan on reading the books with my daughter and having a doll to go along with the stories would be great!  Ok.. are you still here?  Go enter!!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Monday, September 6, 2010

New American Girl Store draws thousands!

Wow!  I was reading through my American Girl alerts and came across this article:

http://www.nbcactionnews.com/dpp/news/local_news/american-girl-store-opening-draws-thousands-

Now I've been to the American Girl Store in New York, at Christmastime and it was crowded then.  Unless this Overland Park store is HUGE, I can't imagine that people were even able to walk around in there!!  But I can't really say I blame them for wanting to be one of the first!  I can't wait  My daughter can't wait until the one in Washington D.C. opens next summer (2011).  We are already planning our trip!!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Barnes and Noble American Girl contest

Hello everyone,

Summer is winding down so hopefully I'll have a little more time to spend with you all!!

I'm sure you all know by now that American Girl has launched a new line of dolls called My American Girl.  They are dolls that can be made to look like your little girl.  A key feature of this line is the access to Innerstar University which is just for girls and their dolls! 

Check out the contest here and just for the fun of it, let me know which doll you would get if you won the contest?

Disclaimer:  This is not a sponsored post, I received NO compensation from Barnes & Noble or American Girl.

Love and Blessings!
Margaret
My Store

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Kmart introduces new line of 18" dolls

Hello everyone,

Haven't posted in a while but I try to when I have news to share!!  Kmart just introduced a whole new line of dolls.

They are really cute too!  Now I have found that with Kmart dolls, looks can be deceiving and the quality may not be up to par, so I will try to make a trip out there this week to check out the new dolls.  I don't have permission to post the pictures, but here is a link to Ella.

If you get a chance to check them out, let me know what you think!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Check out a cool find on AmericanGirlFan!

Wow, these are the coolest things I have EVER seen and so unique.  You gotta check it out for yourself on AmericanGirlFan!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Friday, August 6, 2010

Book Review: Lanie (American Girl of Today)

LanieLanie by Jane Kurtz


My rating: 5 of 5 stars



About the Book:
Ten-year-old Lanie loves science and nature, but she has a problem: she's an "outside" girl with an "inside" family. She longs get out and go camping, but they all want to stay home. It wouldn't be so bad if her best friend was around, but she's halfway around the world, living out their dream of studying wildlife. Lanie feels she never gets to have any adventures -- anywhere. But when her favorite aunt comes to stay, Lanie discovers that the wonders of nature are everywhere -- even in her own backyard.

My Review:
I read this book because I run a book club for my daughter and her friends. This was the first book that we read for the club.

You can tell from the start that Lanie is an "outside" person. She love bugs, she loves helping nature, she loves being outside. Unfortunately the rest of her family does not feel the same way. Her mom, dad and two sisters are definitely indoor people.  Top that off with the fact that her BFF (another outside person) is temporarily relocated!!! Lanie is not the happiest camper these days!

The book takes us on a journey with Lanie, to help her discover the wonders of nature in her own backyard! At first, she is disappointed because it seems her best friend and also her aunt have some exciting trips and she's stuck at home. After a visit from her aunt, Lanie realizes that there is so much to see right where she is! Lanie goes on adventures and some exciting things happen within her family and around the neighborhood.  She even gets her little sister involved! 

As I said, I read this with my 9 year old daughter, she LOVED the book.  It was fun reading about Lanie and we plan to read the second book as well.

Disclaimer:  This was a book from our personal collection. Neither of us received and compensation for reviewing this book.  Opinions expressed are entirely our own!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret



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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Are you near Chattahoochee (GA)?

There is a chance to meet Lanie Holland and have some fun with butterflies at the Chattahoochee Nature Center this weekend!:

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18


Times: Saturday from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon – 5 p.m.

Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center at 9135 Willeo Rd.; Roswell, GA. 30075

Cost: $8 per person for CNC members and $10 per person for non-members. Children 2 and under are free.

Parking: Parking is available in the CNC parking lot until full. Additional parking will be available at the St. Francis School on Willeo Road just south of Hwy 120 or at the Mills on Roswell Road just east of the square at Hwy 120. A free shuttle bus service will be provided for your convenience.

You can read more details of the event here.

If you do go, please check back in here and let us know how it was!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Having a Party?

Try this CUTE favor idea from Homemade Mamas:

Flower Pen

Me thinks I need to make a Michael's run.  Or better yet I'll check and see what I have around the house!  How about you?  Is this something you will try?

Lightbulb!!!  You know they make those mini pens now too.  Your dolly can have her own flower pen!!  I'll share what me and my daughter come up with!

Love and blessings!
Margaret

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

How to Rewig a Doll - Glue Dots Review

Yesterday I wrote about redressing your dolls.  It gives them a fresh new look and to be honest, give us doll collector's some quality play time. But redressing your dolls is not the only thing that you can do to bring out your doll's "personality!"

When I first started collecting My Twinn dolls, I wasn't always satisfied with the way they arrived.  I didn't always like the hair or the outfit.  The outfit part was easy to fix, I just bought a new one.  At the time, I didn't realize I could do something about the hair too!

I joined a Yahoo group dedicated to the My Twinn dolls and they taught me all the things I could do to change the doll to my satisfaction.  One of the things was rewigging the doll.  I was horrified at the thought of scalping removing the wig on one of my babies!  But curiosity won out and once I realized how simple it was, I was hooked.  I went to sites such as Audrey's Doll gallery to purchase doll sized wigs and so it began.

I'm going to walk you through the steps that I take to change a wig.  I'm participating in a contest over at Twitter Moms (http://www.twittermoms.com/forum/topics/2000-in-prizes-up-for-grabs), so I thought this would be a GREAT use of the Glue Dots, and it was!  You can visit Glue Dots on Facebook.

1.  Meet Caitie, she's a My Twinn doll and she was in need of a makeover.  She was in a dusty area of my home and she needed a new wig.


The first thing I did was remove Caitie's old wig.  Now this was easy because he wig was not glued on.  Her previous dolly mommy had used double sided tape to attach her wig.


2.  Double sided tape is VERY sticky and very hard to remove.  I used a product called OOPS to remove the double sided tape and residue.  Any leftover glue, I scraped off with a butter knife.  Then I washed her head with soap and water (be careful not to get cloth bodies wet!) and dried it with a paper towel.   I was left with a fairly clean head:


3. Next we tried on a few wigs to see which one we liked best:

We could go curly

Wavy with bangs

or maybe straight with bangs



Decisions Decisions Decisions!!

4. We decided on the wavy with bangs, so I brushed it out until I was satisfied, then turned it inside out.  The reason for this is to keep the hair from getting stuck to the glue.  



5.  Next I covered the doll heat with Glue Dots.  In the past I used tacky glue which was VERY messy!  I love the Glue Dots because they are easy to apply and cover the whole surface:


6.  Once I had her head covered with the glue dots, I SLOWLY rolled the wig on.  I gave it a few minutes to "set" then I brushed and styled it:


Doesn't she look lovely?

I hope these instructions were useful to you and if you do decide to rewig your dolls, send me a picture!

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Glue Dots blogging contest to be eligible to receive a $30 gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.” 

Love and blessings!
Margaret

Are you in Upstate NY?

If you are, I'm SO jealous!  This sounds like a wonderful day of events for you and your American Girl. 

SPAC American Girl Event

If you do check it out, please come back and let me know how it is!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Monday, July 12, 2010

Dressing your Dolls

Hello everyone,

Once again sorry to have been gone so LONG!!  Summer keeps me hopping as my kids are involved in many activities!

If you are a doll collector, you know that one of the most fun things to do is to redress your dolls.  My dolls never stay in their original outfits for too long once they arrive at my home!  It's fun to see who can wear each others clothes, sort of like BFF's (Best Friends Forever) swapping clothes at a sleepover. 

My friend Debbie Garrett, author of the Definitive Guide to Collecting Black Dolls and Black Dolls: A Comprehensive Guide to Celebrating, Collecting, and Experiencing the Passion is well aware of the excitement of redressing a doll and she has been playing again!  She was kind enough to share a picture of her Bonnie Lou (by Terri Lee Dolls) dressed in Emily Rose @ Home's Floral Comfort (scroll down)!  She looks adorable!! 



Debbie also shared some EXCITING information!  Terri Lee is coming out with a new collection of dolls!  You can read all about it on her blog Black Doll Collecting.  Go check it out and I dare you to tell me those dolls are not absolutely ADORABLE!! 

Looks like this Dolly Mommy will be going shopping again VERY SOON! 

Love and Blessings!

Margaret

Monday, June 21, 2010

Lanie American Girl Doll of the Year Giveaway!

I was surfing the internet and I found this giveaway!!


Lanie Giveaway

OK, why are you still here??? Go enter... NOW! 

Entries accepted until July 22!

I wish everyone could be winners!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Friday, June 18, 2010

What's the DOLL???



My oh My! Have we got DOLLS for YOU!! My friends, we have the cutest dolls in stock now! Don't take my word for it, Have a look for yourself!

Madame Alexander Dolls

{Search under 18 inch dolls}

Love and blessings!
Margaret

Look at this cute Craft!

Check out this post on Raising Sweet Souls

Her Brownie troop made doll drinks and added their own twist! Very cute!



I think I will see if my and my daughter can work on some of these next week!

Love and blessings!
Margaret

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Junior Book Club

My daughter and I want to start a book club to keep up with summer reading. We were thinking we would do the Addy American Girl Series but I don't think that would keep a bunch of "going into 5th graders" interested.

Some other suggestions are:

Hoot
Lemony Snicket
Diary of a Wimpy Kid I would like to know more about this series!

I also have some historical fiction that I want to read with her. Anything biblical written at her level would be great too! She reads at about the 6th or 7th grade level and will read just about anything! Any other suggestions?

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Friday, June 4, 2010

More about Emily Rose @ Home

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you a little more about Emily Rose @ Home and what it is that we do.

About Emily Rose @Home

Emily Rose @ Home is a unique concept created by Lisa-Marie Cabrelli, owner and CEO of Emily Rose Dolls Clothes.  She found that consumers are interested in shopping from the comfort of their home AND being able to try before they buy.  As consumer product quality decreases, consumer caution increases. In fact, the government has stepped in and provided some guidelines that ALL manufacturer's of children's items must comply with based on feedback from consumers.  You can read more about that HERE.

Because the philosophy of Emily Rose @ Home is that children should have safe, fun toys to play with, we eagerly comply with all aspects of this law.  Our products are not only safe, they are products that help stimulate your child's imagination and facilitate pretend play!  What more could a parent ask for?


About Our Home Parties

Our Home Parties are geared towards providing YOU with the ultimate experience in shopping for your 18" doll.  While or clothes fit the American Girl Doll ©, the Target Our Generation Doll ©, and the Madame Alexander Favorite Friends© doll, we are not affiliated with any of these companies. Each Emily Rose @Home consultant is an independent business owner whose primary focus is to provide you the products that you need in an environment that is comfortable for you.  We call it "bringing the fun home!"

Our parties are designed to reward the hostess with as much product as possible.  So if you decide to host a party, here's what you get:

  • Every hostess who has at least 10 confirmed guests at her party receives a FREE Emily Rose outfit
  • PLUS ALL hostesses receive a shopping credit worth 10% of the total online, catalog and party sales. (Since parties average between $500 and $1,000 in orders, that's a nice little shopping spree for you and the little girl and your life)
Alternatively, you can choose to host a catalog party.  The only difference is that a catalog party must have 10 distinct orders. 


Sounds like fun right?  Well what are you waiting for!!  


Emily Rose @ Home is also available to do birthday parties, fundraisers and exhibits.  Let me know what it is that you need and we can discuss our price plans!


Hope to party with you soon!


Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

No time to shop?


Hello everyone,

Hope all is well with YOU! 

I just wanted to tell you all about a service I will be offering.  I know time is tight these days, with summer starting and the kids in their activities.  I thought I could provide a service that could help you save time. 

Here's how it works:

1.  You tell me the types of doll outfits you or your child are looking for (sports, dressy, sleep time, blue etc.), and your budget.

2.  I'll go through my website at www.emilyroseathome.com/margaretrogers and select up to 10 outfits that might be of interest.

3.  You select the outfits that you want to purchase and send me your payment information and I will enter the order for you.  Alternatively, once you have outfits to select from, you can go to the website and enter the order yourself.

4.  If you have friends that also want to order, email me (maggie965@yahoo.com) and we'll make it a party!  If we do make it a party, AND you have 10 or more orders, you will get a gift certificate to the store!!   If your party totals more than $200, you will also get the free pre selected hostess outfit!  You can't lose!

Please let me know if this would be helpful to you!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ready for a sneak peek???

Hi Everyone! 

I'm am SO excited!!! Our new websites are LIVE!!  I'm still customizing to make your experience the absolute best!  However, I do want to give you a sneak peek at our new look!!  This is our new link so if you have the old one bookmarked, please update! http://www.emilyroseathome.com/margaretrogers

Take a look around and let me know what you think!!

Love & Blessings!
Margaret

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's Almost HERE!!!

The relaunch of Emily Rose @ Home NJ is coming soon!! EEEEKKKK!!!  I'm not ready.  But I can't wait to show you guys the new stuff!! Woohoo!!

Hang in there for just a few more days and I'll be back full force!!

Love and Blessings!

Margaret

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

American Girl Central Park Outing!

My friend Shari shared this on her blog!

Sounds like a lot of fun.  Go check it out here.

Love and Blessings!

Margaret

Monday, April 26, 2010

Emily Rose TV Episode 10- How To Make Your Own Web Show

Have you heard the news? Emily Rose (daughter of our founder Lisa-Marie) has her OWN Web Show. For the 10 weeks she has been doing the show, she has shared fun tips and activities! Here is her latest episode:

Emily Rose TV Episode 10- How To Make Your Own Web Show

These videos are made by an 11 year old for your daughter (and YOU) to enjoy. Check them out and let me know what you think. Who knows, maybe I will be able to get my daughter Mimi to do some videos too!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Returning to the World of Business Ownership!!

I'm back!  Did you miss me?  Once I got over my Winter Blues, I took some time to rework my business plan.  Yippeee!  I have goals!!  I really love my business, but I haven't felt I was accomplishing all that much which was discouraging.  Taking the time to reenergize and build some goals feels refreshing! 

So anyway, I have some news to share with you!

Emily Rose at Home NJ is getting a makeover!!  You'll notice in the next few weeks I will be change the look of my blog.  I'm shooting for some lovely spring colors and more dolly pics (so you can see our lovely outfits!)

You'll  also notice that I removed my store links.  This is NOT a bad thing.  It's a great thing because we have lots of new stuff planned which will make it so much easier for YOU to do business with us!!  We don't want it to be a hassle for you to get our wonderful products. 

With our new look and the wonderful surprises we have in store, I will be having a very nice giveaway.  I will give you plenty of notice when that is going to happen!  You won't want to miss it (just think dolly wardrobe)!!! 

While we're waiting on the new stuff (hopefully by mid-May) I'm going to try and share information on caring for your dolls and their clothes.  I hope you find this useful.

Finally, my goal is to serve YOU so I need to know what YOU want to see.  I have quite a few followers but I don't know many of you.  So please tell me a little about you and why you are a follower of this blog and what you would like to see. 

Looking forward to getting to know you all!
Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Exciting News!!


Hello everyone,

As promised, there are some exciting changes going on at Emily Rose At Home. If you have been hanging around here, I know you are familiar with our adorable outfits and beautiful furniture.  I enjoy playing with them as much as my daughter.  We have loved sharing our products with our friends and customers. 

As a Founder at Emily Rose at Home, I have to say this has been an exciting time for me and my daughter. When the opportunity was opened in July 2009, I knew immediately that this was something I wanted to do with my daughter. I am able to work the hours I need to (in other words, work around my childrens' schedules! LOL!).  I can schedule parties, do fundraisers, and run my business as I see fit.  I've received so much help from the other Founders and even met one in person (Hi Shari!)! We have had live training from Lisa-Marie and that has been a tremendous help! I'm speaking from the heart when I say this is an opportunity I'm so glad I did not pass up.

The good news is this, Lisa-Marie, the CEO of Emily Rose Doll Clothes has decided to reopen the Emily Rose at Home business opportunity!  That means more people and more fun!  Business ownership can  be yours for as little as $99!!!  There are not many businesses you can start for that much! If this sounds interesting to you, and you would like to find out how to get involved, check out this video by Lisa-Marie (and don't forget to sign up below the video, you could win a Platinum Starter Package!  Lot of goodies in that one!!):

http://emilyrosehomeparty.com/homepartyblog/2010/04/07/home-party-contest/


Hope to see you in the business!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Changes!

Hello everyone,

I've been gone a lot longer than I intended. I was working on a project and it really consumed a lot of my time. I'm happy to be coming back to my business though!! There are going to be some major changes to the way we do business, I'll know more mid-month. As we are working through the changes, I'm going to work on changing the look of my blog. So don't leave because there are going to be lots of exciting things... including a giveaway for a new wardrobe for you American Girl doll (not affiliated) or similar sized 18" doll.

Look forward to sharing more with you in a few short weeks!

Love & Blessings!
Margaret

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hurry Over to Emily Rose!!

Hello everyone on this snowy Saturday!! What a great time for a great deal. At our parent site, Emily Rose Doll Clothes and Furniture, they are offering a GREAT deal:

We've got lots of lovely little goodies for your Valentine. Show her how special she is and give her a pretty little white box to open this February 14th. Until Sunday [2/7] only - get F*R*E*E shipping on your entire order (including furniture!!) when you buy one of our heart products below.* Just add one to your cart and enter "valen10" (without the quotes) in the box at checkout. Don't forget to take advantage of the offer and stock up. You can visit our store here.

Here are the cute outfits to choose from!





 


  

I know you won't want to miss getting these outfits for your little sweetie so hurry before the sale ends!
Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Thursday, February 4, 2010

For my Crocheting Friends!

Yes Love is in the Air! And if you have the skill I bet your daughter would LOVE these cute outfit that I found over at the Crochet It Blog. It's so cute with the matching heart hat and skirt for girl and doll!

Check it out!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

For my friends in DC/MD Area for Black History Month

This sounds like an interesting show! I'm tempted to see how far it is from NJ! LOL! It's a holiday weekend so we can go down on Saturday... hmmm! I always find some fascinating items at these types of shows:

Black Arts Festival and Black Doll Show

If you do go, make sure you come back here and let me know how it is!

Love and blessings!
Margaret

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mompreneurs are Hopping this week!!!

Hi everyone,

I stopped over at The Attic Girl this week and guess what! She's hopping this week and I'm hopping with her!



We all know how difficult it is for Momprenuer's to get the word out about their businesses. This is a great way to get to know and support other mompreneurs.

Thanks for hopping with me!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Friday, January 29, 2010

Dry Doll News Week! LOL!

Hi everyone,

This week has been kind of dry as far as doll news! I hope you all are doing well! Any fun plans for the weekend?

I'm doing this new thing over on my other blog, it's called Follow Friday. I will probably do it on this blog next week so if you see a lot of activity next Friday, that would be why!

Hope you all have a great weekend! Love and Blessings!

Margaret

Monday, January 25, 2010

Lisa-Marie has been FIRED!!!

For those of you who don't know, Lisa-Marie Cabrelli is the owner of Emily Rose Doll Clothes, the parent company of Emily Rose @ Home.  She just released the new s that she's been FIRED!!!  Read below for more info (and see how you can win a $25 gift certificate!):

(From Lisa) "Yep - it's true. I've been fired... by my 11 year-old daughter. I have never been fired from a job in my life and yet on my first day on flip camera duty for Emily Rose TV... I was fired for lack of skill. Apparently I was "too jumpy". Well it's good thing that Emily and her friends have completed their succession planning - but I really wanted to be the camera man :-(

Anyway - Emily has announced a contest where your daughter could win a $25 gift certificate just for posting a good idea. To find out how to win - watch the first episode of Emily Rose TV by clicking here.


You can visit Emily Rose with your daughter and dream of what you can get with that $25 gift certficate shopping our store.

Don't forget for early notifications and even more special coupons join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/EmilyRoseDollClothes


Thanks for being a customer and as always let us know if there is anyway we can improve.

Lisa-Marie

Well now, that's quite a development.  I hope all works out for Lisa-Marie as she searches for a new job!  Children these days!!

As an aside, please join Mimi and myself at our Facebook page too!  You can find us at Emily Rose at Home NJ and you can sign up for coupons (or a catalog) here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Win American Girl Lanie's Doll Collection

Don't mean to bombard you today but I'm finding all of this good stuff!  American Girl (copyright) is having a photo contest where your daughter (or you) can win the collection of the American Girl of the year.  I'm sure you all know it's Lanie Holland, a regular outdoorswoman!  Here is the link in case you know someone who may be interested!

http://www.americangirl.com/girloftheyear/2010/ (click where it says photo contest).

Love and Blessings!

Margaret

Getting Ready for Valentine's day?

Well Emily Rose has a lot of "heart" and a lot of Heart items to choose from.  But this is not about that!  On my search around the web, I found the CUTEST Towel and Apron sets!  You have to take a look at these creations by Damsels in Dress. Can you honestly say you dont LOVE them?  I have to see about getting a set!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

HIIIIII YAAAAA!!!!!!


Take that!!!  Sorry, you caught me thinking about our new Karate Kicks outfit!! This outfit is so adorable!  Of course it comes with the Gi (karate uniform), the belts and the blocking pillow! Take your doll to Karate class with you and let her show them how it's done!!

Or maybe you are the more mellow type.  Well we've got something for you too!  How about this cute little yoga set?





This adorable set has everything you need to relax and get rid of the stresses of the day! 

Whatever sport you like, Emily Rose @ Home NJ has many options for you to choose from.  Take a look at our store and see!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret

Thursday, January 14, 2010

This one's for the boys...

or your little princess if she likes dinosaurs!!  Handmade Mamas had this wonderful idea on their blog!  It is called fossil cookies and they are so cute and imaginative!

Ben's Fossil Cookies
Enjoy!

Love & Blessings
Margaret

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My Twinn Dolls

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that My Twinn Dolls are having a 20% sale on apparel.   My Twinn's are 22 inch dolls with vinyl arms and partial legs. You can have them custom made to resemble or your child or you can just purchase a friend doll.  They are very poseable and make great big sisters for the American Girl or similar sized dolls.  I have several in my collection!  Here is my Hazel:




 What is also great is that they have matching outfits for your daughter, up to size 14 (XL). 

Here is the coupon code for you to use: OUTJ1221

Hope you can use it!!

Love & Blessings,
Margaret

Thursday, January 7, 2010

There's a new girl.. er DOLL in Town!

Hello everyone!


I’m so pleased to share with you a new 18” doll that’s on the market.  Her name is Nicole and Debbie Garrett from Black Doll Collecting, graciously shared her pictures with me! 

Nicole is aspires to be a doctor and enjoys cheerleading when she’s not studying! 






Oh goodness I just love that face, she reminds me so much of my own daughter!  I love her hair too!






Nicole is from the Prodigyrls collection, a series of dolls designed by Dr. Daniela Wiggins, who when shopping for dolls for her girls, was disappointed by what was available.  So she took matters into her own hands and designed a line of dolls to reflect the values that many of us try to instill in our little girls.  Nicole will arrive to you in a doctor's outfit including lab coat!  Too cute!   Also available now is Janelle who is a chef that instills a healthy way of cooking. 


These “gyrls” are too cute and I cannot wait to add them to my collection! Since I’m on a self-imposed six month doll moratorium, I’ll have to wait! Ha!  Stupid moratorium!!


Oh and in case you don’t recognize the outfit, Miss Nicole is wearing our Emily Rose Sunshine Cheerleader outfit!  Isn’t she cute!  Although these dolls are slimmer in body than the American Girls, they outfits still fit well according to Mrs. Garrett!


I can’t resist!  Here is one more picture for the road!





Go ahead girlfriend!  Be all that you can be!!


***   I love to share customer photos!  So if you have any you would like to share, please email me at maggie965 @ yahoo . com (no spaces) with a brief paragraph about your doll and the outfit. ***


Love and Blessings!
   
Margaret

Happy New Year Everyone!~

Hello everyone and welcome to 2010!   I'm playing a little game of catch up here but I'm really excited about things to come in Emily Rose at Home!  Including the opportunity to be a part of the business!!!! But for now I want to tell you about an exciting contest that Emily Rose (our main site) is having!  Remember those Wish Crown bunk beds that are sold out?  Well that sneaky Lisa-Marie kept one aside!  And it could be yours!!  here's the email I just received and I had to hurry and share it with you!

"Hi Margaret,


OK we admit it we have one left... one Wish Crown Bunk Bed that is. We are giving it away along with 3 F-R-E-E Wish Doll Company outfits to the lucky winner of our Happy New Year 2010 contest.


You can find out how YOU can be the winner as well as read about our exciting plans for 2010 by visiting our blog with the link below...



or visit our store and




Good luck!!
As always if you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to call us.
Lisa-Marie


800-615-7048"


I would so love for one of my special customers to win!!  So hurry on over to the Raising American Girls Blog  (not here) and enter away!!

Love and Blessings!
Margaret