Monday, January 26, 2015

Thank you, Brini!

I won the Monster High Student Lounge set from Brini's Doll Domain. My Monster High dolls love it, and so do I!

When the package arrived in the mail last week, I had a huge grin on my face (like Clawdia)!

Things have been a bit hectic around here, so I wasn't able to open the package right away. The dolls took matters into their only claws.

What's this? A little something unexpected in the box, and it's just for me. THANK YOU SO MUCH BRINI! It's beautiful, and I love it!

Here's a couple of shots of the front and back of the boxed Student Lounge set.

The playset includes "vending" machine, working oozeball table with two brain balls, sofa, miniature laptop, iTomb and ghoulish snacks

The sisters relax on the sofa, while Clawd tries out the game table.

Howleen decides to have a snack while checking out the laptop. Clawdia is not having much luck finding snacks in the vending machine (I did not stock it with all of the little goodies that came with the set). Clawdeen takes a turn on the game table, but it's not much fun playing alone. Clawd pretends to be interested in the books on the shelf.

Clawd invites his ghoulfriend Sashabella Paws to join him in a game of oozeball.

They all love the student lounge so much that they use it for other forms of recreation, like playing music together. 

They can't wait to share the student lounge with my other teens. They, of course, had to try it out first. :)

Thanks again, Brini! This came at such a perfect time. I have been stressing over work issues that I have little control over, so it felt good to give myself an enjoyable diversion. I appreciate you so much!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Best wishes to all of you for a very happy and prosperous 2015!

My Kenner Dana doll has a lot to celebrate in the new year. Today is her first day out of her box.

When I was a child, I had Dana's friend Darci. Darci was my favorite fashion doll because she could do more poses than my other dolls. I didn't know that Dana even existed until I was an adult. The 10 year old inside of me was gleeful as I removed Dana from her box. Here she is standing for a pose. She can stand without assistance in her shoes, but it is difficult to balance her.

She sits quite well.

And she does other moves well, also.

She has clicky arms and legs, and articulation at her waist. 

Her legs click 4 times, and her arms click once. Unfortunately, my doll can no longer hold her right arm in a bent position. Her right hand can hold objects.

She's ready to return to her celebration with her new friend.