Thursday, January 31, 2013

Your Own Disney Items and Two New Videos

Based on the responses I've been getting about the Disney stories, there are some real Disney fans out there.  So, I thought I would share a few of the Disney kitchen items that are made for adults.  Now, you can experience the joy that the Morristown residents seemed to enjoy at Cafe Mickey.  All photos are property of the Disney Store.  They have a Home and Decor department, which is where I pulled the following items from.

This is a cover picture, and I couldn't find that teaset with cups on the site anywhere.  I guess they sold out of that one.  I would have loved to have that.

Here is another teaset that is similar in style to the one Danielle had at Cafe Mickey.  This one is still available.

This is a cookie cutter.

Cookie jar

These are measuring cups.  Love them!  I may have to add this to my kitchen.

Mickey Mouse tea ball

Eeek!  Mickey Mouse measuring spoons.  I need these, too.

Those are just a few of the many Disney kitchen essentials.  You can see more of them on the Disney website in the Home and Decor section.

I just put together two of the videos from the photostories you've seen related to the Taylor Disney vacation. I still have two more videos to do, to get caught up to where we are in the story.  I've already started building the next dio for the continuation of the trip.  Yes, my insomnia is back in full force!

Please note YouTube has been making some changes to their site.  Now, the videos will play at lower speeds, and show lower quality, if you're internet is NOT functioning at a high speed.  You can change it manually while you are watching the video.  Let me know if you experience problems and I will give you more information.  Moving forward, I will save my images at minimum 1024 to help accommodate this YouTube change.

Rod and Danielle discuss Nicole's Christmas plans.

They're headed to Florida.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

While Prepping the Basement, I Found These Goodies

 Guess what?  Morristown is moving!  Yes, it's time to take back my family room, and lately, my dining room.  Morristown and all things fashion doll related, will be moving to the basement.  The basement used to be my porcelain doll studio from 2003 - 2006.  Since that time, it's turned into my storage area.  So I've been working on it the past week to get it ready.  Yesterday, as I was moving some tables around, I found two boxes of miniatures I bought back in early 2000s.  Wow.  I remember that shopping trip, well.  It was two days of me losing my mind, throwing all caution to the wind, and buying things without caring how much they cost. I won't tell you how much I spent, but it was a lot!  Unfortunately, it still didn't motivate me to finish a miniature house.  But NOW, with my hopes of finishing the Victorian House I blogged about last year,  these pieces are perfect!  Below are just a few of the pieces.  I had to laugh at some of the prices.  Today, I would never pay what I paid for some of these pieces.  I would more than likely, make some of them myself.  Please excuse the dirt and dust.  They've been in this basement an awfully long time.

Sorry this is so blurry.  I was more focused on trying not to get me in the mirror. 

I've always loved this file cabinet.  When I opened it up, 

I had this pack of file folders.  I paid $6.50 for this pack.  Ha ha.  Not a terrible price, but I would definitely make them myself, today.

Three of the kids I have.  The little girl and the boy with the ball, were very cheap.  The other boy was very expensive.  He still has his little price tag attached.

This bed and chairs will probably end up in a fashion doll house.  Maybe my daughter, Alicia, will enjoy it.

She is so adorable!  I couldn't stop taking pictures of her.

So that is a small glimpse of what I found.  I am super excited to get Morristown moved.  Yesterday, I moved Danielle and Rod's house.  It will be nice having enough space to spread out.  The lighting is great down there. Not the best for photo taking, but it's nice and bright.  

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 So In Style Baby Phat Dolls

Have you seen the 2013 So In Style Baby Phat dolls?  I haven't seen them in person, yet, but I love them!  They are articulated and they are wearing fabulous fashions.  There are four dolls spotted so far; Chandra, Kara, Grace, and Marisa.  Chandra, is the only one that looks like her original self.  The others have been tweaked, in my opinion, and look a little different.  Different is good.  No complaints from me about any of these dolls.  Maybe Mattel is listening.  I don't know what the retail price of these dolls are, but I will keep you posted.

The pictures below are not mine.  They are from an ebay seller.  So the least I can do is provide a link to his store.  No, he doesn't have any more of these dolls in stock.  I haven't been able to find them on-line anywhere else, yet.

Love this suit and Chandra's hair.  It will be nice to have another dark skinned, articulated, body option.

Kara has a completely different look to me.  I like it though.

I love this outfit!  I guess I will be buying another Grace doll.  (And another Kara doll and another Chandra doll.....darn it!)

Marisa has a different look, too.  Nice.

So there you have it.  Just when I thought I had the doll buying under control.  I do have to say thanks to Mattel.  Well done.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Today's Wonderful Thrift Store Find!

Today my bf and I stopped by the local Goodwill looking for bed rails.  As we were passing by the area where they keep the oversized items, I spotted two little boys playing with, what I believed to be a Barbie house.  I stopped in my tracks, knowing that I wasn't moving another inch until I had it in my hands.  I didn't want to disturb their play, so I was waiting patiently for a few minutes.  My bf said, "just ask them to move". So I did.  One little boy even helped me fold it up.  Turns out it is the Grand Hotel that I have been wanting forever.  The tag said $8.58!  Bet!  It's mine.  It's mine.  It's mine.

The front

The back

There are quite a few pieces missing.  It did come with the vanity/bed combo piece, but I forgot to take a picture of it because I didn't know where it was supposed to go.  I love that it has a working elevator. 

Behind the door on the second floor is this little phone room.  This hotel also has sound.  I think the phones actually ring and maybe light up.  Not sure yet.

In this picture the elevator is on the second floor.  It has supports so the dolls can stand.

So now I have to clean it up and get it ready for use.  I hope to paint it one day, but I will not wait for that to happen before I use it.  I'm pretty slow when it comes to repainting.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"I Love DisneyWorld!" (Photostory)

 I apologize for all the pictures, but I got started and couldn't stop.  Feel free to take a couple days to read it.  I won't be posting again until Friday, or Saturday.  This series will be turned in a motion picture.  I mean video pretty soon.  Enjoy!
"Welcome to Cafe Mickey's.  Will it just be you, today?"  (Cashier)
"Actually, my party....."  (Randy) 

"Honey, over here." (Paige)

"I put your order in.  Let me go get those drinks."  (Waitress)

"Thanks."  (Danielle)

"Can I see it now?"  (Nicole)
"Not yet.  I'm still looking at it."  (Julian)

"Honey, I ordered you the deluxe waffle."  (Paige)

"Great.  Looks like we got the Donald Duck table.  What you drinking princess?"  (Randy)

"It's orange juice slushy."  (Jo)
[The Donald Duck statue does not look happy.  He is giving her a serious look.]

"Justin, you need help sweetie?"  (Summer)
"No.  I got it."   (Justin)

"That's code for, 'I'm going to spill this at any moment, Mommy.'" (Summer)
"He just wants to show you he's a big boy."  (Paige)

Chef Jeremiah is checking over the tickets.
"How much longer on that omelet?"  (Jeremiah)

"The omelet is ready.  I'm taking it to the window now."  (Charlotte)

"I just dressed the waffles.  They are ready, as well."  (Manager Amanda) 

The waitress has returned with the drinks.

"Your order will be ready soon.  Enjoy."  (Waitress)

"Those look good."  (Danielle)

"Hello Mickey Mouse."  (Julian in a playful voice)

"Oh, this tea pot and cup are the cutest!"  (Danielle)
"Honey, you are as giddy as the kids."  (Rod)

Most of the order for the other party is ready.  The waitress waits for the final plate before delivering to the table. 

Everyone seems quite happy with their selections.  

"Daddy, your waffle is bigger than mine."  (Jo)

"I know.  But you got strawberries on yours.  I didn't get strawberries."  (Randy)
"Mmmm.  Bacon."  (Justin)

"Look.  I got bacon."  (Justin)
"Are you sharing your bacon with Auntie Paige?"  (Summer)

Jeremiah has plated two regular Mickey pancakes and one cinnamon Mickey pancake.
"Charlotte, how long for the egg dish and the polenta dish?"  (Jeremiah)

"Eggs and bacon are ready and..."  (Charlotte) 

Charlotte lifts the lid to check on the tomato based breakfast sauce that accompanies the Mickey Mouse polenta.

"....I'm now plating the polenta dish."  (Charlotte) 

"Hey Jeremiah."  (Donela)
"Hey D. You don't look so thrilled to be here."  (Jeremiah)
"I'm not, but I can always use the extra hours."  (Donela)

The pancakes for the Taylor kids are in the window.

"Mommy."  (Julian)
"Yes?"  (Danielle)

"Mommy, can I take my Mickey Mouse cup home with me?"  (Julian)

"We will buy you and Nicole your own special Mickey and Minnie cup."  (Danielle)
"I think we should take one of these guys home, too."  (Rod)
"Yay!"  (Julian)

The waitress brings over the pancakes.

"Mmmm it smells so good."  (Julian)
"I'll be right back with the other two dishes."  (Waitress)
Danielle proceeds to cut Jacob's pancake.

"Thanks, Jeremiah."  (Waitress) 

Donela is now ready to get to work.

"I'm going to check on table 1."  (Donela)
"Ok, thanks."  (Waitress)

"There you go.  Does everything look okay?"  (Waitress)

"Looks great and smells terrific."  (Danielle)

"Are you finished with the syrup, yet? (Julian)
"Now, I'm finished."  (Nicole)

"You want me to pour it for you?"  (Nicole)
"No.  I want to do it." (Julian)

"Okay, you can do it, but only if you put it in the right places."  (Julian)
"She won't know the right places, unless you tell her."  (Danielle)

"Here they come.  They're a little early today."  (Donela)

"Hey lady.  You guys are out early."  (Donela)
"It's going to be a busy day, so we got an early start."  (Pamela)

"Well, if it isn't my two favorite people."  (Donela)

"They are not paying me any attention."  (Donela) 

"Okay you two, walk over and say hello.  Stay together."  (Pamela)

"Mommy!  What's that?" (Julian)

"Oh my!  They are tooooo cute!  Do you see Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Jacob?"  (Danielle)
"Jacob, is probably wondering, what is that?"  (Rod)
"Awww, they are waving?  Wave, Jacob."  (Danielle)

"Hello Mickey Mouse.  Hello Minnie Mouse."  (Julian)
"Wave, Jacob."  (Danielle)

Of course by now, the guests at table one have noticed little Mickey and Minnie.

Justin is taking this opportunity to make a mess of Randy's deluxe waffle.

Mickey and Minnie head over to table one to say hello. 

Momma is so proud of her two little munchkins.

"Honey, that was the absolute cutest thing I've seen in a long time."  (Danielle)
"You mean, besides me."  (Rod)
"Oh, honey."  (Danielle)

Julian watches as Mickey and Minnie head back towards the front door.

"This is the best place in the whole wide world!"  (Julian)
"I have to agree with you, son.  DisneyWorld is pretty awesome."  (Danielle)

"Okay, ladies.  We'll be back around 1pm.  Tootles!  (Pamela)

Mickey and Minnie are headed to do a few more appearances before the parade.

Julian is hyped up a little while longer.  Rod finally gets him to settle down and get back to his breakfast so they can move on and see more of DisneyWorld. 

1.  I'm tired. LOL!
2.  The food is a mix of Rement items and handmade by me, items.
3.  I made the two regular Mickey pancakes.  The one I referred to as cinnamon is by Rement.  I made the deluxe waffle that Randy is eating and the turkey bacon, Justin is eating.
4.  The orange juice slushy is real cantelope.
5.  Randy was an old character, but he's been recast.  When I looked at Jo the other day, I immediately thought he would be a great father for her.
6.  Mickey and Minne were deboxed just for this occasion.  They were released in 2002.
7.  Next we are headed to Magic Kingdom where the kids will get to go on a few rides.

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