Just to clarify–my bad!

I wasn’t paying attention when I posted about Lea being the next book to read.  I just now realized that the book is actually called “Lea Dives In”.  I’m hoping this is the one that everyone read or was planning to read!  It is the one that came with the Lea doll and the cover looks like this:

Is it just me, or is this the only Girl Of The Year book that’s first in the series that doesn’t just feature the character’s name? I apologize to anyone who may have read the wrong book!

Book Group Reminder and a Couple of Other Things!

Just wanted to remind everyone that Thursday the 15th is when the book group post will be going up.  This time we are reading Lea.  I’m anxious to hear the input!

Also–originally I was going to have no book group in just August and September due to back to school, but due to my own crazy life at the moment, I am going to postpone July as well.  I hated to do this, but I am up to my eyeballs in cleaning out my father-in-laws house as well as paperwork.  My plan is we will resume the book group in October with Meet Rebecca.  I’ll remind everyone once it gets a little bit closer.

I’m also going to be cutting back on my posts the next few weeks, hoping to get back to normal at the beginning of August, for the same reason.  I had written a bunch of posts one day when I had some time and basically put the blog on “auto pilot” (thank heavens for the ability to schedule posts!) but I’m starting to run out of posts as well as time!  I hate this as I have so many ideas and things I want to work on and show everyone, but unfortunately the dolls have had to take the backburner for the moment.  You have no idea how much this bugs me as I not only hate neglecting the gang, but I also miss interacting with all of my readers.  Thank heavens for Instagram, I can take a quick photo and post it, which keeps my hand in the game, but it’s not quite as much fun.

I’ll be back!  Just keep your fingers crossed for us for a quick sale.  We definitely don’t want a second house to worry about through the winter months, so we are hoping for the best possible scenario.  Thanks everyone for being so patient!

Doll Sized Finds: A bit out of the ordinary…

Hi everyone! It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, but we’re getting through it.  I doubted I would have enough goodies to do a doll sized finds post, but then, just when I least expected it, something turned up.  You just never know!

Several weeks ago I stopped by the local thrift store to drop off a box of stuff, and decided to go inside.  I ended up buying several things, two of which were doll sized.  First I came across this cute little Precious Moments bell:

It will be Sophia’s since she is our February girl.  Marie-Grace has one of these as well (August).

I also found this:

Isn’t this basket cool? I think it will make an awesome Easter basket somewhere down the road. Or a nice flower arrangement. Haven’t decided just yet. Didn’t want to pass it up for just 99 cents!  The visit just kept getting better too, I found a set of stainless steel measuring cups for $1.99 which I needed as the handle broke off the one cup measure in the set I had, making it difficult to use under certain situations.  And I found a makeup bag from Harrods (yes, the big store in London) that didn’t look as though it had ever been used!  Also 99 cents, and I always need little bags like that, especially when we travel.  So not only did the dolls benefit, but I did too!

We are in the process of cleaning out my father-in-laws house, what a job.  It’s interesting to see what people have kept over the years and there have been a few that have had us scratching our heads.  My sister-in-law was cleaning out the hutch and came across several of those small bottles that alcoholic beverages used to come in on airplanes.  Do they still use them?  These were really old, in fact, so old, that in some of them the alcohol had evaporated!  She was going to throw them out, but I grabbed them because I saw other potential.

This one really caught my eye, I immediately thought of Brenda over at The Savage Dolls and the cool doll lamps she has made from various things. I need to go re-read those posts so I can figure out the best way to attach a shade to it. I have two more bottles, but I haven’t decided what I’m going to use them for just yet. I’ll let you know. 😉

Last, but not least was this:

Yes, it’s a dental mirror that was shoved in a drawer. No, my father-in-law was not a dentist, but a good friend of his was. And no, not going to use it to check doll teeth with. Instead, I’m going to try to cut it down shorter and use it as a replacement mirror for Molly’s bicycle! The mirror is just the perfect size for it, I’m hoping it works out. So glad I didn’t remove the bolt from the bike for it. Fingers crossed!

Have you found anything cool lately for your dolls? I love it when I find something unexpected like these last two items, you just never know. Till next time!