Doll Sized Finds: New year, new goodies!!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a doll sized finds post.  Mostly because I’ve had so many things going on, I haven’t really had much time to get out there and shop!  Put it this way, if it isn’t sold at the grocery store, chances are I don’t get to see it.  However, I did manage a day out that didn’t involve strictly groceries, and I found some pretty cool stuff.  Are you ready to see it???

I stopped at Dollar General to actually buy grocery type items, so you can imagine how excited I was to find some doll type items.  First I came across this cute little pots and pans set:

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The utensils are a bit too big, but the pots are just perfect.  Only a dollar too!  The lid fits both pots as well, just like with some real sets you buy.

A trip in the hair care section yielded this:

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Yup, a whole card full of mini bobby pins.  Sometimes these are hard to find, and AG wants an arm and a leg for them with their sets.  $2.25 is much more reasonable for 36, and there is a neat little gadget on the card for opening them up easier.  “No teeth needed” it says!

The last thing I found was on my way to check out, sitting in a cart of assorted Christmas leftovers:

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Since it was on clearance, I paid all of 25 cents for it.  They had a couple of different ones, but I liked this one the best.  Always nice to buy Christmas decorations on clearance, even if it is for the doll house. 😉

I decided to make a stop by Walmart, looking for a piece of fabric that I needed some more of.  This isn’t my usually crappy Walmart at home, and they frequently have different things than what ours does.  No luck on the fabric, but I did find something else I’ve had my eye out for:

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The My Life As shopping basket!  I’ve seen this posted on several different blogs, but hadn’t come across it just yet.  Of course I had to get it.  I was impressed with how many different pieces come in it for the $7.97 price tag.

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I think all of the pieces are very well done.  AG had better watch out, quite frankly their food items leave a bit to be desired sometimes and this is some serious competition!

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There was a plastic insert in the basket to make it look a bit fuller for retail display purposes, but it easily pulled out.  Everything fits back in though, and I love that the handles work just like on a real one!

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The water bottle is my favorite piece, mostly because I like that they put a handle on it so the dolls could actually hold it.

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The last item came from a stop at a Salvation Army.  I was excited to find it, and even more excited when I saw the price tag–49 cents!  That got even better after I got it home, cleaned it up and inserted a new battery.  IT WORKS!!!

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It will be going in the doll living room, I think it will be perfect in there.

That’s it for this installment!  Have you found anything cool recently??  Until next time!!

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Math Mahem

This year four of the girls are taking an advanced math class.  The teacher, Mr. Olsen, is a very tough teacher and expects a lot out of his students.  Every year in January he has a mid-term test so he can see how everyone is doing and if they are not only learning, but retaining what he is teaching.  The girls decided it might be a good idea to get together to study.  They set up in the kitchen, making sure everyone had something yummy to drink before they started.  It was going to be a long evening.

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Alya may be the youngest of the four girls, but she’s a math whiz! So she organized some examples and sample tests for the girls to review in order to prepare for the test.
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Rebecca and Kanani were ready to go!

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Lanie was using her laptop to look up the study guide Mr. Olsen had provided while she sipped on her mocha latte.

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The girls studied for quite a while and then decided to ask each other questions to see how well they did.  They asked questions for quite sometime. “Okay guys, the first one to get the answer right on this one gets to ask the next question!” said Alya.  “What is the square root of 144?”

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“12” responded Rebecca, sounding very tired.  “I don’t even care about my question!”

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“I have an idea…” responded Kanani. “I think it’s time to call it a night and relax.”

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“Sounds good to me,” replied Alya. “I need more hot chocolate!”

(By the way, in case you are wondering, they all passed with flying colors!)

The One Lovely Blog Award

In addition to the Blogger Recognition Award, I was also nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Char over at Sewbeading.  Thanks!  She has a cool blog where she shows her adventures in sewing and beadwork, not just for her dolls, but for herself too, be sure to check it out!

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The rules:
•Thank the person who nominated you and give a link to their blog
•Write a post about this award
•Share 7 facts about you, yourself, and you
•Nominate at most 15 people
•Tell them the good news!

The first 2 things are covered–on to the 7 facts!
1) I have a bunch of food allergies, I’ve had them since I was an infant and never outgrew them. It can be a pain at times, but to be honest, I’ve dealt with it for so long, I don’t really think about it much!
2) I love rock music, especially some of the harder stuff. My favorite genre is 90’s alternative–The Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots and Nirvana are some of my favorites.
3) I actually don’t mind doing laundry. Even though I complain about it, I still don’t mind it.
4) I do hate to iron! About the only time I get my iron out is when I have to sew. Seriously. Just look at the wrinkled curtains in my bedroom for proof.
5) I was a cat person growing up, but in my 20’s I got my first dog and that was it, totally a dog person now. Not that I dislike cats, but I definitely prefer dogs.  Doesn’t help that I developed an allergy to cats. 😉
6) My favorite color for a car is red. This is probably the first time in over 20 years that I have not owned a red car, and only because they didn’t have the model I wanted in red. I’ve owned 3 red Honda’s, a red Ford truck and a red Mini Cooper. Now I drive a boring blue station wagon. Oh well.
7) I played tuba in my high school marching band for a year. It’s a crazy story, but it was a lot of fun. Unfortunately I messed up my neck doing it, but never thought about that. Ooops!

Okay, now I have to nominate someone…since I just nominated some folks for the other award, I’m just going to nominate one person for this one–Xyra from over at Tea Time With Melody Q!  I’m also going to open this up to anyone who would like to give it a try and hasn’t been nominated already.  You’ve been nominated!

Thanks again Char for the nomination!