Review of My Life As Egg Chair

My Life As never ceases to amaze me with the new items they keep coming out with, and the Egg Chair is no exception!  I wasn’t really planning on buying it, but one day while buying Christmas presents at my local Walmart, I noticed they only had one.  Hmmm…and it was marked down to $10!!!  Regular retail on this is $19.94, not sure why it was already marked down, but at that price, how could I say no?!

I thought the egg chair that American Girl came out with for Julie was very cute, but $100…uh, no.  Lucky for me, I still have $90 in my pocket to spend on something else!  And no biggie that it doesn’t have a stool, easy enough to make from an empty peanut can.  And I could care less about being able to play music through it, that’s what I have a bluetooth speaker for.

The packaging on mine was a little dinged up, but not horrible.  I’m wondering if it was marked down because they didn’t actually sell this item at my Walmart (despite being a Super Walmart).  They didn’t sell ANY of the special items that came out over the holiday at ours which was massively disappointing.  So much for SUPER.

It came out of the package super easy–there were two vinyl straps holding it in place and then I had to cut off the plastic things that held the sticker sheet in place.  Easy peasy.  I haven’t decided if I’m going to put the stickers on it or not.

I like that there is this grip type thing to hold the cushion in place so it doesn’t fall out of the chair.  I’m not sure if you can actually get the cushion out or not though, I didn’t mess around with it enough to find out.

Cassandra spotted it immediately! She begged me to let her try it out.

Perfect fit!!  She begged me to let her put it in her room, but I’m not sure it’s going to fit.  I told her we’d have to see.  She might have to give up something.

It even spins!

I rate this item an A+++!  Hopefully there are still some of them floating around out there somewhere, I noticed when I checked the Walmart website, they were showing as sold out.  My Life As is doing such a fantastic job with their new releases, I can’t wait to see what else they come up with!

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Review of My Life As Aquarium Set

Lately on Instagram I’ve seen a number of posts with new items available from My Life As.  Many of them are repeats of items I already have or at least something similar, so I was able to resist for the most part.  Except one set.  The aquarium set!  I’ve thought about making an aquarium for my dollhouse, and not too long ago I found something else that worked as a small one, but this set was just too cute to resist!

There are some very cute details in this set, I was very impressed!

Of course you need fish food and a net!

And some cute decorations for in the tank.  The lid on the treasure chest even opens and closes.

And of course fish!!!  What is cool about the fish is they have little points on them that hook into different spots on the inside of the fish tank.  I think this is the cleverest idea I’ve ever seen for something like this.  I also thought the detail on these was exceptional.  Love that there is a Nemo!

Not sure how well you can make out the holes for hanging the fish as well as making all of the plants and other accessories stay in place.

One thing I will say is you do have to make a choice of the castle or the treasure chest for decoration, it gets a bit crowded and you run out of space for the fish if you try and use both.  Still so cute though!  I think this will be a nice addition to the dollhouse living room.  I do wish that the bottom part of the rack had a shelf so you had someplace to set the net, fishfood and any other accessories, but I think it will be easy enough to make one from a piece of cardboard for what I want.

I give this set an A+++.  My Life As sets just keep getting better and better, and this set is no exception.  And at $7.92, I don’t expect to see these stay in stores for very long!

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After I posted this, I had a question about the scale on it.  So I decided to add some photos so you can see.  It is a bit on the short side, but the fish are the right proportion.  However, I did discover that the tank comes off the stand!  So if you wanted to make it look more realistic, you could set it on a bookshelf or something along those lines.

Doll Sized Finds–bet you thought I’d given up!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted any doll sized finds.  Mostly because I haven’t had time to hit up any thrift stores.  Plus, I’m really trying to restrict what comes in, sticking with the “it has to be better than what I have already” motto.  In early December though, I really got the itch to go looking, and it turned out to be a pretty good search.  I even managed to find a clothing item for me!

First up are these cute baskets I found.  I have a few baskets already, but these were way different from anything else I already had.  I paid less than a dollar for the pair, so definitely something not to be passed up.

Here’s Zara holding the one so you can get an idea of the scale.  I think this would be a cute item for in the bakery, holding muffins, scones, breads, etc.

Another stop yielded an awesome find:

A sofa!!! You may remember that when I cleaned the dollhouse back in the fall, my other one bit the dust.  I wasn’t 100% happy with it anyhow as it took up way too much space.  This one is a much better size, although I think it could stand to be a bit deeper on the seat.  I’m going to do some upholstery type work on it, so that should resolve the issue.

Zara agrees that with some minor adjustments, it will be just perfect for the living room.  Not too bad for $1.79!

Have you found anything awesome lately while out shopping?  My “doll eyes” have been on a bit of a break but I’m still always on the lookout!