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!

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:

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,

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:

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!