Monday, December 30, 2013

Falling For Blythe.

I have seen Blythe dolls around for quite some time and been vaguely amused but unsure where one can buy one. Recently my interest has been rejuvenated.

 I have always loved dolls, and honestly, never really outgrew them. I am lucky enough to have two super cute daughters to share my obsession with... but Blythe dolls are expensive and if I choose to collect them I will need to also keep my 2 and 5 year old children away.

Blythe dolls were originally by Kenner and Released in the United States. They were not very popular and were only produced during 1972. In 2001 She was revived. Blythe is licensed by Takara now.  

More information on Blythe can be found here:

I have found that I can purchase one on ebay, a custom one on etsy,  or directly from Takara. Now for the hard part... choosing one...

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Sad Cake

I hope everyone had an excellent thanksgiving. We had fun hosting this year.  As hostess I really enjoyed all the flowers my guests bestowed upon me and it added lovely decoration to the feast.
Most of the food both brought by guests and made here was really fantastic. My sister in law brought baked pineapple that was to die for, the turkey was cooked and seasoned to perfection, and we even had home-made whipped cream for the pumpkin pie.

Unfortunately there was this cake, the same cake that is always brought to these gatherings. The one we used to smile and swallow a few bites of before setting it aside claiming to be too- full for another bite.  It is a made-from-a-box,  cooked until dry, and covered in pecans, apples or whatever else it is that your friends and family don’t eat.  It is made with love, but too damn hard to swallow. Everyone feels bad about not eating it, but at this point it has made too many appearances to just be eaten for the sake of being polite.

We tried to send it home with the baker, we even tried to pawn some off on the other guests, but when all was said and done we were left with a barely-touched cake, and knowing it would not be eaten by anyone in our home- even the children- we disposed of it.