Currently…..

Currently…..  
Listening to….. Luna Sea – still my all time favorite japanese rock band. Feeling highschool nostalgia right now. I even got my cat’s name from a member of this band.
Loving…. Life!  La Vita e Bella!
Thinking… I’m so excited to be able to graduate in a few weeks.
Wanting…. To see more of my friends and family. They are a blessing in my life.
Needing… A vacation!
Advice… Love one another, it’s important.

Currently….in my life.

Currently…..

 

Listening to…..

Deep Valley – a new female rock band that I discovered on Spotify. They are fantastic!

Loving….

My life, my family, and friends

Thinking…

About the house chores that I need to be doing.

Wanting….

More time in the day to get my chores and college work done.

Needing…

Time to spend with my husband and family

Advice…

Don’t let the muggles get you down.

Wizard of Oz Barbie dolls

I just got an e-mail from Barbiecollector.com that they released new Wizard of Oz collector dolls. They look fantastic, and are each Pink Label so they are decent addition for general collecting. I might have to get my hands on the Wicked Witch doll, but I am biased because I love Witches. I think they also used the original actresses’ faces as a guide to sculpt the faces of the dolls. Though I feel that the only one that looks really close is the doll of Glinda. If you would like to see the dolls, click the links below:

Wicked Witch of the West
Dorothy
Glinda the Good Witch

The view from my soapbox: giving and giving

 

It hit me recently that I am truly a happy, I am not stressed or anything it was other people that were bringing me down. I tend to let other people beat me down from time to time or do whatever I can to make other’s happy and that I am ignoring my own wants and needs in the process. That is what was making me unhappy. Sure, I am naturally a giving person I have a big heart and I care so much for others but I have gotten to the point that I just bent over so far backwards being so considerate to others that I have ignored myself in the process. This is what has been stressing me out and making me unhappy. The thought of making someone I care about unhappy just breaks my heart and I need to learn to realize that if they truly care about me as much as they say that they will understand that I need to be myself and that there are times I need to learn to draw the line.

I just plain need to learn when to draw the line, when to know that I need to stop bending so far backwards that I can’t get up or when to say “No”. When do you figure out when is the right time to draw the line? In a couple of instances, I feel as if I have done so much to be considerate in certain situations that I can no longer be myself anymore. If I am losing myself in the process – that is a good time to draw the line right?

The View from my Soapbox: Grr Arrg. Politics.

Usually, I try to stay out of political conversations because things get so heated but I am really tired of seeing people make certain comments. Especially when they make me feel like they are trying to tell me I have to be ashamed for who I am or for my morals or views. It also annoys me when they try to label me as a certain party. I am a multi-faceted person and I have been told that I am a political candidate’s worst nightmare. I am educated and I don’t swing toward either party. I’m the one that you have to work harder to convince that all the issues that are important to me are important to you as well. A candidate can talk to me about how they are going to better the economy until they are blue in the face, but that is only one important issue to me.

My vote doesn’t happen until after I have given my careful thought into it. I shouldn’t have to feel ashamed for who I am or who I am going to vote for. I will vote for who I HOPE will do the best to better our country.

Okay, that is it – I am off my soapbox and end of discussion.

Fun My Little Pony Finds at Target and Toys R Us

All the pictures were taken on my dinky cell phone camera or else they would be a bit clearer. Sorry!

My Little Pony:

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My Little Pony Mini Royal Wedding Set, they are similar to the figures you see in the “blind bags”.

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These are the Shining Armor and Cadence figures that come in the Castle playset.

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The ALL GREAT AND POWERFUL TRIXIE!! I was excited to see a Trixie among the new single pony figures.

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A mini Apple Family, this one is a for sure buy for me! I love the little Granny Smith, complete with a walker.

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How would you like to own your own mini Cloudsdale characters, complete with a Wonderbolt and Gilda?

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Mini pony plushes – I almost came home with the Pinkie Pie today! I hope they come out with the rest of the gang as well.

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And what fans have been waiting for, the white version of Princess Celestia. It looks tons better than the pink version.

Cinderella Limited Edition collectibles

To celebrate the re-release of Disney’s Cinderella in Diamond Edition they have come out with a few limited edition items, unfortunately they are a little pricey.

The first being the Limited Edition Cinderella doll and this one is pricier than some they have had in the past: $99.50. The doll is currently only up for pre-order and will be released in October. You can pre-order the doll here. To me, the best part of the doll is that she is even wearing glass slippers. Just don’t let her lose one!

The second is a limited edition figurine set. They had these when they released Lady and the Tramp on Blu-ray. I haven’t seen these figurines in person, but I did see the Lady and the Tramp and they were very nice quality. The set theme is “getting Cinderella ready for the ball” and has a figurine of Cinderella in her torn pink dress, the Fairy Godmother, Gus, Jaq, the pumpkin, a coach horse, Bruno as the footman, and Old Major as the coachman. These figurines are all handpainted and made of ceramic. They have kind of shiny gloss paint over them that I can see in the pictures. If you would like to see more about them, then click here. This set is still a bit pricey as well, costing near $80.

The third is a figure of Gus and Jaq in a teacup. It is also hand painted and made of ceramic. If I could purchase any of the limited collectibles, it would be this one because it’s my favorite. I also like to collect tea related items and this would be so fun to have sitting on top of my tea hutch to decorate it. If you would like to see the item, click here. The figurine costs $39.50.

The last is a pin set for you Disney pin collectors out there. They come in a box made to look like the Cinderella storybook in the intro of the movie. They are actually very pretty looking pins, made of a silvertone finish cloissone and enamel. The characters included are the Stepmother and Stepsisters, Jaq and Gus with the key, Fairy Godmother with Pumpkin, Cinderella and Price Charming, and the Pumpkin Coach. My favorite of these is the Pumpkin Coach because it actually has chain reins going from the driver’s hands to the horses’ bridles. If you would like to see them, check here. These are the most costly out of the bunch of limited edition items, costing $129.95.

These are progress images of the toolbox that I am refurbishing. It’s an old Craftsman that my Dad gave me to put my tools in. It’s a bit rusty – so I used rust remover and spray painted it. You’ll probably laugh at my choice of music. Here is the link, if you would like to check it out. 🙂