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Miss Emma Louise has her very own "pussyhat" ready for the next Women's March! 



Found it on Carpatina's Etsy store.

Mom is knitting these hats for herself, me, and Katie.

Also, a new project. A mini house for the tiny American Girls!


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New china for the kitchen- an Alice in Wonderland pattern!



American Girl Mega Blocks! Perfect size to use as dolls for the mini dolls, and also to go with the mini table, chairs, and teacups/cake I got at Michaels.





Finally, a patio swing! 



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 Kitty Pryde and Lockheed have joined my collection of Marvel Funko Pops.

kitty funko

I actually got her before Christmas, but I've been busy and totally forgot to get a photo!
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I finally had that "Advent calendar lunch" with Katie, and we did some shopping. She also gave me an extra present, a cute nightshirt. Also, I found an app that lets me put my itunes stuff on my phone. And finally, I learned that one of my favorite nail polishes (Deborah Lippmann's Whatever Lola Wants) is still available, and a new bottle is on its way to me! Unfortunately, my favorite, 99 Luftballons, is discontinued. :(

And this cute little guy arrived- the Black Knight from Minimates. Usually, I think they're ugly figures, but BK isn't.


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Christmas Eve was definitely my last at my soon to be former church. It was not a good service, despite good music from the choir. I HATE the way our new pastors do things. The scriptures were from a "modern" type Bible, communion was rushed and confused, and the sermon was trite and meaningless. I got a much better experience at St. Paul's Christmas Day service this morning.

We had a lovely Christmas Eve luncheon in Richmond- Mom, Dad, me, Katie, Sam, and Sam's girlfriend, Janice. It was an excellent seafood place called Boathouse. Great food and a nice if foggy view of downtown Richmond.





Great company, too. Janice is nice, and was a big help to Sam during Paul's last week. I think she's a keeper. ;) Sam has dyed his hair very very blond...



We had presents and dessert at Sam's, and the rest of the presents opened either at Mom and Dad's or Katie's.



Sam's tree.





Christmas cake- it was a "cannoli" cake: white cake, cannoli-like filling, ganache frosting, candied orange garnish. It was wonderful.



Truman the cat was very interested in the cake crumbs.



Great presents this year- cute pajamas, Michaels gift card, a gorgeous cat art print, chocolate, and the Star Trek Beyond Blu-ray from Katie and Sam; two beautiful dresses, a bottle of Dolce perfume, a cookie baking book, a Paris-themed comforter set, and American Girl Rebecca, with her Hanukkah dress and accessories!



Rory got new toys.



Beautiful roses given to the choir members by our director:



Christmas dinner was just me, Katie, Mom, and Dad. We had a nice, simple but elegant dinner. Unfortunately Katie and I are both sick. It was also kind of weird. It's our first Christmas without Paul, and we got through it.

I'm spending the last of Christmas Day watching the Broncos get their asses kicked by the Chiefs. :( What happened to the Super Bowl 50 champs?

Also, I'm listening to various Wham! and George Michael songs. I can't believe he died today.
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What it says on the tin. Behind a cut because it's a lot.

Read more... )
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Keeping positive by making stuff.

More Christmas projects- a little "waiting for Santa" house.






A holiday "book":



Mini versions of the wreaths:



And just a little outfit I found while getting supplies:

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Happy Halloween!

Didn't really decorate much, but I dressed up Jess as Merida and Emma Louise as Batgirl.



I made this little pumpkin patch in a pumpkin!



And I carved little pumpkins for the mini dolls.



Four of Mom's volunteer pumpkins from the "accidental" pumpkin patch. There are still more to harvest.



Still singing at the old church. Dad and I are constantly fielding questions about why Mom isn't with us, and why Katie hasn't been coming either. It's hard to explain to people, but for now we're just saying we need a change. Most of our church friends know why we're leaving and understand completely. Dad and I are sticking it out until January to support our director before he leaves.

Katie and Sam are doing okay. Katie is back at work full time. It's hard for her to be alone now that Paul's gone, but she's dealing with it. We're still making plans for a family Thanksgiving.
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I finally caved and bought the little coffee shop playset from Barnes and Noble. It is just perfect. And it was 40% off!



Nice detail, and very sturdy. Good quality for the price (originally $40).



I'm going to look for mini Christmas goodies to add when I decorate for the holidays!

Two mini OG dolls begged me to bring them home when I was at Target Friday. :p Mini versions of their May Lee and Haven dolls. I think the minis are cuter than the big dolls. And they can trade clothes with the mini AGs!


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New holiday clothes for Maryellen and Melody, Samantha's new meet outfit, and outfits for Emma Louise and Jess. Everything came from the AG store except Jess's outfit (from Michaels).











If my Barnes and Noble has the Wellie Wishers in stock, I might pick one up tomorrow.
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Redskins, Broncos, and the Nationals won today. The Nationals are the NL East Champs again, and are in the playoffs!

Dad and I took Mom to BWI Airport for her flight to Louisville. She's staying with Aunt Pauletta for a week. Originally, I was going to go, too, but she decided she wanted to go alone.

Bon Voyage! I love watching planes take off and land.




After her flight left, Dad and I went to Tysons Corner to shop. I had a lot of fun at American Girl Place! I loved the displays.





I was planning to buy Maryellen's Christmas Cookie set, but I didn't see it until I'd already checked out. I did get her holiday party outfit, Samantha's Be Forever Meet dress, a doll T-shirt, and the special Purchase with Purchase outfit. I'll post the photos tomorrow. I also have Melody's Christmas dress on the way.

I was tempted to get one of the Wellie Wishers, but decided to hold off. I can get them at Toys R Us.


We spilt a pizza at California Pizza Kitchen, and did some shopping for Mom's birthday. I haven't been to Lord and Taylor or Bloomingdale's in ages. Didn't buy anything, but loved looking at the displays, like this one for Louis Vuitton.

Cake!

Sep. 24th, 2016 12:28 am
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Dad's birthday is tomorrow, but we had dinner at Katie's tonight. I tried a new cake from a book I got for my birthday:



It's called a London Fog cake. It's a chocolate cake with Earl Grey tea buttercream and a salted caramel topping. It was delicious and insanely rich. I made real, Swiss-style buttercream for the first time. It's so complicated but so worth it!

New outfit for Maryellen! Cute pajamas with a little doll to match.


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The Our Generation It Seams Perfect sewing set. I've searched for it for a year, and my Target finally had it!



It's a great set with good detail. The pattern is real, and there is enough of the fabric to make a little dress! Of course, the machine doesn't really sew. :p

Pumpkins!

Sep. 6th, 2016 11:20 pm
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Mom's accidental pumpkin patch. A pumpkin was tossed into the woods last winter, and when the trees were cut down, the seeds scattered and grew and kept growing! There are several pumpkins on the vines.









I hope they're ready before we get a killing frost.

Also, I'm working on a little kitchen for mini Grace. The furniture came today. I've put everything in a temporary box display, but it's too small for all of the furniture. There's also a table with four chairs that was made just for the mini dolls, and I'm going to get a baker's rack, too.






The table will be painted white. The chairs are exactly right for the dolls, but they really can't all sit at the table at once because their legs get in the way!

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More stuff for mini Grace's kitchen!





The little mixer is my favorite piece.




I have a box that I'm going to fix up to be a little kitchen. I'm looking at some cute kitchen sets (Barbie sized) to use. Regular dollhouse furniture is too small.

Mom and Dad took me back up to National Harbor. I got some better photos of the Captial Wheel:





The ride was fun. I was a little nervous at first, because the gondolas shook a bit until we got to the top.

Up we go!




The view from the top.





Back on the ground.



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How freaking cute is this stuff? Lori by Our Generation's mini "gourmet food" set. It's perfect for the mini kitchen I'm designing for mini Grace and company. For now, it's in the camper:









The little sushi and foundue sets are just killing me with the cute. There is also a baker's set which I have ordered. It has an adorable little stand mixer.

Melody!

Aug. 16th, 2016 10:08 pm
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She's here! I love her already.







I love her extra hairpiece! I can't wait to see the rest of her collection. She might end up being my favorite American Girl!
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We went to Capt. Billy's for lunch.





My friend Randi on Facebook posted this:



D'awwww.

Presents! Funko Doctor Strange and Black Panther, Uhura Barbie!






Just in time for my birthday, the sunflowers opened up!

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Two new Funko Pops, Captain Marvel and She-Hulk!





And Ruthie has joined the crowd of American Girls!



I don't normally make four seperate entries in one day, but I was behind in updating, and none of the entries fit together. :p

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