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  • 10:10:41 pm on June 27, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Another nice day, but it is going to end soon. Heat and humidity returns Thursday. Been working in that doll room! Decided to remove one piece of furniture and it has turned the whole room into a tore up mess. Going to have to do a lot of re-organizing to get it to look nice again. Just too much ‘stuff’ and removing a piece of furniture may not have been the answer.

    Jackie ~ At first, I thought it was your doll house. Now that is one item that takes a lot of space. If I parted with a couple of mine, I could keep the piece of furniture in my doll room and things would look great :-( ~~ Always enjoy convention pictures. ~~ Yes, Stinky will be missed, but will have lots of memories of his adventures and will see more of him when he visits you :-)

    Kate ~ Absolutely enjoying your little story! So cute with their travels in the house; beginning in the dark closet. I like Sindy on the horse in the dark. It adds to the suspense of the story. Cute too when she has to carry black swan and the nesting dolls are traveling too. I love it!! ~~ We have a lot of poison oak here and I have to be careful because I am very allergic to it. It grows thick down the “Forrest Road” and near the tunnel. It does try to sprout up in our lawn too. I think when we had all the migrating birds spend the winter here last year, the seeds they were leaving behind were poison oak seeds. I have never had so much of it coming up all over. ~~ Aloo Gobi…is that an Indian recipe? Love Indian food!

    Fiona ~ The flags of the Murray are beautiful! It’s nice that Missy can get on board too :-) We used to have a steam boat here on the river but the city decided to part with it. Last year had the largest steam boat in the world, the American Queen, come visit. We have also had the ‘Delta Queen’ dock here as well. Those kinds of boat rides are so relaxing.

    Queli ~ Lots of new dolls! Not too many are really jumping out at me at this time. (Maybe because I am fed up with the doll room right now?) Maybe 64 and 68.

     
  • 09:13:47 pm on June 26, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!
    These past 2 days have been so nice! Low 80′s and low humidity; evenings cool down nicely! Windows will be open tonight for sure!

    Jackie ~ I bet it does feel good to be home again and back on the puter! ~ I liked the fair blonde gal from the Eclipse series. Never did get her even though I liked her. She is attractive and I do like the lighted dresser! ~ I have been wanting to get Stinky with my Tonner dolls too but I have been pretty busy again the past few days. I don’t think I will have a chance for dolly fun until Thursday this week. Always something going on around here. ~~

    Kate ~ Isn’t it nice to have decent temperatures? Feels so much better. Myah is not much of a belly-up sleeper, but she does like a long stretch when sleeping in front of the screen door. She loves it when the door is open and will spend her whole morning there. She also loves to watch the birds that come onto the deck. Right now there is a Carolina Wren building a nest in my geranium pot. She really fusses at Myah, but keeps building anyway. Interesting nest she is making; kind of like a cave. ~~ The nesting dolls are so colorful and stackable too! Love how POR looks up them! And look at King Stinky!! He looks so good in red. The other Russia DOTW head piece fits him to a ‘T’!

    Fiona ~ Your description of the ride on the paddlesteamer reminds me of the movie version of the story, “The Wind in the Willows” (narrated by Vanessa Redgrave). Love it! So peaceful and calming. ~
    Both you and Jackie found some girls to work on. I used to love to find them in a mess and make them beautiful again. Working on that hair is a good stress relief! ~~ Some of the dolls I would find would have big hair messes. Some of the 80-90′s Barbie hair would get worse the more it got brushed. I think today when the hair has had it, the doll goes bye-bye and mom buys a new one.

    Queli ~ I looked at Olivia again today and it seems she may be hiding a little laugh as though she saw someone do something a little peculiar…or even a little embarrassing. hahaha!!~~ I like the kind of sky that is in your picture. Clear and no humidity!! Pretty day! ~~ The little LOL surprise dolls are kind of cute and would be fun to reveal. I think the one in the pink poodle skirt reminds me of Barbie even though she has brown eyes. Black and white stripe top like the SS too.

    Stinky update: Even though the last adventure story is officially over, thought you may all want to know that they all made it safely to the Wild Wood forrest and are currently resting up and visiting with the fairies and Queen Elinore. Pony made it back with the carriage to the King’s Court and Toothless went a little further with the trio than planned. He knows his way now to the fairies’ home. He too has returned to King’s Court and was disciplined by the Queen who looks like Cruella. Not many dragons as there once were and like to keep it quiet when own one. You especially do not travel into the Wild Wood if you are a dragon!

     
  • 10:42:52 pm on June 24, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!
    Just came in from taking the beagle out to do her last duty before going to bed for the night. The humidity has gone way down and there is a nice breeze which makes it feel pretty cool out there. I think I’ll throw a few windows open tonight for a change.

    Jackie ~ so glad you are home now and can get life back to normal plus some well needed rest. So sorry for your loss, but as others have said, David is now at peace. What a tough ordeal for your sister, so it was very supportive to her for you to be there with her. Good that she also has a supportive group of ladies who have gone through the same thing. ~ Cute Barbie and love the rocking seat! I’m glad Stinky’s story could bring a little cheer.

    Queli ~ Thanks for posting the fashionista Kens! Always a plus to see what they really look like. There are a few I like now, ha! ~ Olivia looks so good in the white blouse and that yummy yellow skirt!  Love her hand to her mouth.  It is as though she just saw something and may be a little aghast!

    Kate ~ The carriage shot of Stinky so was fun to do! I had to put the carriage backwards in order to have a big enough window to see Stinky inside. I do like Katnis and 4 and because of how I use them, they will probably stay in that attire. ~ Thanks for letting me know about Stinky! I’ll have to look in to it a bit more. ~ It is difficult to wait to do something when you get an idea and know what the story is going to be. I don’t think I could wait until fall either! ~~I like Ken and Francie together in their mod print clothing! Love Ken’s beard!! He looks as though he is taking a day to lounge around be relaxed.

    Fiona ~ Good to hear from you and what you have been up to. Always fun to find vintage dolls and get them back to life again. Do you do your own re-rooting? It is something I have never tried. ~~ The river looks so calm and the paddlesteamer looks interesting. How may people can get on board? ~~ Sounds like you have a big sewing mission coming up now that you have 7 band members! Must be a lot of fun? ~ Kate answered your question about Four (4). He is such a neat doll! Love his face and hair and body :-) (all of him!) Going to keep playing with dolls all I can!

     
  • 10:13:27 pm on June 21, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!

    Tropical storm Cindy is headed our way to dump some rain on us. It may begin as early as tonight.

    Queli ~ Oh boy! More new dolls! I really like the looks of broad Ken! Love the top-knot! I like the natural afro Barbie & the colors of her outfit! I think I am liking play line just fine. Bubblegum blowing Frankie is cute and yes, she has a very interesting baseball! ~~ I think the lamp post, bicycle, picnic with ants scene is my favorite too! That is so cool!! Lani is looking good :-)

    Kate ~ Hey! There’s Stinky!! Love him in that hat! I like the Marja nesting doll! She is so round, she’s cute and lovely! 15 total and the last one is teeny! The painting style, colors, with the gold trim make her a beauty! POR looks so pleasantly surprised. She makes a great keeper of the nesters.

    Jackie ~ Glad you are enjoying Stinky’s adventures and I’m glad you can check in with us each day. Yes, I certainly do hope a cure or preventive can be found for Alzheimers!! I can remember it was once thought the more someone used their mind, the less likely they would be to develop this horrible disease. Well, I have seen it take TN female basket ball coach, Pat Summit, a college professor, and a Registered nurse. I think stress plays a huge roll in it’s development & of course good old genes. It seems the younger the person is, the faster it manifests and takes it toll. With all the proposed budget cuts on research etc, I hope this one is not affected along with cancer. ~~This must be so hard on your sis and it is so good that you are there with her. I just pray he can slip away in his sleep, but I want to him stay for his sis’ birthday too :-) ~~ Well, hang in there Jackie and be sure you get plenty of rest too. Take care.

     
  • 09:31:23 pm on June 21, 2017 | 0 | # |

    4 stops by Stinky’s room to make sure he is ready. As you can see, Stinky is raring to go! It is 4 am and they must get an early start on the journey home. All the goodbyes and farewells were done the night before. The less hullabaloo before they leave, the better. They are leaving a day earlier than planned just in case word had ‘leaked’, they will have a head start. Katnis is downstairs waiting and hungry!

     
  • 09:22:05 pm on June 21, 2017 | 0 | # |

    A very large breakfast is served! Not your typical breakfast, but they need a hearty and nutritious meal to begin the long, arduous journey back ‘home’. Seems Stinky is having his usual which does include sushi, yes! Stinky has been a traveler and word has it he explained to the royal galley chef just exactly how to make it. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it ;-)

     
  • 09:11:43 pm on June 21, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Katnis is harping at 4 again. Stinky didn’t want to remove his breast plate and Katnis wants him to take it off NOW and stow it!! Just asking for robbers she says. I hope the whole trip is not like this!

    I think the rear shot of the group will be the ending of the tale. We can safely assume they make it back to my house in one piece. (unless I trip and fall with them all in the box)

     
  • 09:06:15 pm on June 21, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Katnis and 4 are at Stinky’s side as they begin the journey home, leaving Tanglewood to enter the Wildwood forrest. Here a double fence separates the two Kingdoms. The Queen sent her dragon along for extra protection. Toothless will accompany them to the Forrest Road Tunnel. The pony is trained to head back to the Castle after he drops Stinky at the entrance into the Wildwood Forrest. An early start to the day is important to ensure the pony makes a safe return before dark.

     
  • 09:03:28 pm on June 21, 2017 | 0 | # |

    It will be a three day journey to get back ‘home’. We hope for their safe return without incident whether that be bad weather, Grimrucks, other trolls, or wild creatures. Hopefully, Stinky removes and stows his breast plate!

     
  • 10:19:02 pm on June 19, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Lost my post. Clicked on the link and must have closed the wrong tab.

    Lots of neat pictures! And Marigene so good to see you!

    Marigene ~ My grandmother had rhubarb so she could supply mom, my aunt, and neighbors with it! Brother could eat it raw! Grandma and auntie mixed cherries in their rhubarb pie. I can remember going cherry picking..lots of fun! ~ I like the dress on Twiggy! Doll on bedroom floor is cute pic too. Neat greenhouse photo too! I like the smell of them. Used to go there too with grandma and mom. I learned to like that green house aroma at a very early age.

    Queli ~ Oh the instagram photos!! Could study them for quite a spell! Aren’t they neat? I look at the hair, the clothes, background, props, etc. Also, how did they filter out the joints on the arms; legs? Loved the holey jeans; everything! The pictures seem to make the dolls appear less doll and more human. I think I will leave the joints exposed :-) ~~ Brickworld photos were pretty awesome too! I think my favorite is the cake!! It looks good enough to eat!! The big stuff is awesome, like Dumbo…oh, my next favorite is the 2 bananas because I love the face on the woman standing next to them..what a hoot!! ~~ I like your blackberry photo too. There is a mulberry tree down in the drainage ditch I cleared. I thought I would have some snacks too whenever I check on the growth of foliage down there, but no such luck…the birds are getting to them.

    Jackie ~ The musical sounded wonderful! Nothing like live stage performance. Sorry to hear you have extended your stay, yet are being ever so thoughtful of your sister. Sure as the world you were to leave, David would go. You guys must be having some interesting conversations at the bedside and he is enjoying listening to them :-) Hearing is the last sense to leave a person.

    Hi Kate

     
  • 09:11:52 pm on June 19, 2017 | 0 | # |

    It has been several days since we last visited Stinky on his day of meeting THEE King and Queen of Tanglewood. A day Stinky had long awaited. The King had just finished his address to the Court as 4 proceeded to step forward bowing to the King. He then brought forth a chair and lifted Stinky onto the chair.  He took the breast plate from the small jeweled chest and placed it upon Stinky’s chest. Even the little dragon bows his head as Stinky is awarded this honor. 4 had become quite fond of little Stinky and with special request, asked to have the honor of bestowing Stinky with the plate. (kind of makes your eyes get a little misty doesn’t it?)

     
  • 08:58:42 pm on June 19, 2017 | 0 | # |

    A Scottish Princess from the Castle of Edinburgh came to play the bagpipes during the early part of the Ceremony.

     
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  • 08:51:08 pm on June 19, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Another fine feast is prepared for all. The royal galley staff remember what Stinky’s favorites are and the Princess ensures he gets them. (Stinky does remove his breast plate during the meal).

     
  • 08:46:22 pm on June 19, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Stinky was so exhausted from the day’s events that he collapsed into bed. A daughter of the young King and Queen and Cinderella made sure he was comfortable. (even though he did not want to remove his breast plate). Katnis and 4 also retired to their rooms. It is rumored that 4 was Knighted by the King in a private ceremony and thereby given a separate room. A good night’s sleep is in order as who knows what tomorrow may bring.

     
  • 11:56:50 pm on June 18, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls,

    Kate ~ The 2 fabric types really picked up differently on the black dye! Neither one look black to me, ha! But, you have some nice earth tones if you like that. The olive pants look good and Francie’s outfit is neat against the olive drab. ~~ Stinky’s size is a bit of a problem, but if can work around it, can create some interesting photos by playing on his size.

    Queli ~ Oooo, Vina looks great in the leopard jacket and black tights! She could be fun! The Barbie book looks to be an interesting read. I would like to investigate the photography section :-) You know, I have always thought you took great photos. Especially outdoor ones where you get the background to look right scale for Barbie. I like the plain background you just posted. Good job! Wouldn’t you have fun being a doll photographer?  The little redhead photo is perfect!

    Jackie ~ I bet the massage did do wonders! It has been a stressful time. Hope you can enjoy your musical. Keeping you in my thoughts.

     
  • 10:48:28 pm on June 16, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!
    OK…took a break from the royalty :-)

    Queli ~ I like the leopard print jacket!! Wonder how Vina would look in it? The colors do go well with Vina and actually draws out the color of her lipstick and eyes. I can see where she would have a difficult time fitting in at first. But dolls are that way; once they bond you are in with Flynn!

    Kate ~ Thanks! Your story sounds so good! I bet the chase scene was a hoot! I think a person could do a lot of funny stuff with Stinky! ~ Mentioning Legolas, I was wishing I had had him for this adventure. ~~ Nice photo of the Princess and nesting dolls. I like the one she is holding.

    Jackie ~ Imagine that! A little Troll wearing a person out, haha! It’s not really him, it’s all the things in real life that need your attention. I can see why creative writers, painters etc. have to steal themselves away so they can focus. ~ I don’t have a problem with understanding the need to have Stinky back for a visit ;-) ~~ Keeping you & your family in my prayers. Does he know it’s OK if he ‘leaves’?

     
  • 10:06:27 pm on June 16, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Stinky’s head is swimming as he listens to the King. He had never really thought of himself as being so honorable. He thinks back to an earlier adventure where he borrowed a motorcycle and traveled across the country;  not even telling his mystery girlfriend! His new friends worried about him and all he cared about was the fun he was having. As these thoughts ramble in his mind, his thoughts return to Mad Max and Cat Woman….oh the freedom….and yes he got into trouble when he finally returned home, but everyone still loved him even if he wasn’t so honorable :-)   Stinky kind of has to laugh to himself(and you wondered why Stinky always wears such a big smile) as he wonders what the King were to think if he knew about this………! ha!

     
  • 11:19:00 pm on June 15, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!

    Queli ~ Yes, I will probably take another day break. Discovered a photo I had missed as well, so that caused a little hiccup in the story. About the key….I was thinking about the same thing…dragon’s den or dungeon or to a special room ~~ I didn’t see the Tarzan movie either and really had no desire to. I found the doll at GW and at the time had no idea who he was; I just liked his hair! ha! I never really took any photos of the ‘Castle Dwellers’ as a group or in a diorama. Some of the other dolls I found at GW also; cleaned them up, and re-dressed them. The hair was the most difficult to detangle because of the length. Some are dolls I deboxed and re-dressed. During those earlier years of collecting, I found MANY dolls at GW! ~~~ I really like the pink, grey, and black fashions!! Have always liked that color combo.

    Jackie ~ Stinky is hanging out in his last scene right now. He did spend a few days in that hammock too, ha! ~
    Right now you are keeping a vigil and that can be tough. Good to get some things taken care of now tho too.

     
  • 10:28:12 pm on June 15, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Katnis is becoming upset as she sees  Stinky’s distress. She questions 4. “Did you know about all of  this the whole time!?! What have you done?! Yes, he is a Troll and a real pain sometimes, but he has put his faith in us to protect him!” 4 ignores Katnis; after all, they are in the King’s Court in the presence of both Kings.  And yes he does know what is going on.   Apparently the King overheard and decides to proceed at once.

     
  • 10:13:26 pm on June 15, 2017 | 0 | # |

    The King begins an address to all guests of the Court and to the Court. The King explains how Stinky’s character had been tested many times throughout his journey to the Kingdom. Stinky had displayed bravery and courage in the Wild Wood by standing against the Grimrucks and those of his kind; the Trolls. The gypsy and the fortune teller played a roll as well. Stinky had resisted stealing from their cash box, and the wiles of the gypsy, but most of all, he had proved his soundness of moral principle to the King by not touching any of the Kingdom’s gold or gems or medals. Facing the Queen’s dragon and even they themselves had proven to this King, that Stinky will be rewarded accordingly.

    Here, the young King & Queen listen intently to the Elder King.   The large crown with rubies is always displayed when the Elder King is in the Court.  It does seem that preparations have been made for some sort of ceremony.

     
  • 09:37:43 pm on June 14, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Stinky fans :-)

    I am taking a break from the story for tonight. I don’t have much left and just a few pictures to post. I do have some still on the camera that I am not sure if I want to use them or not. It is nearing time for Stinky to return ‘home’ (my house for now)and just how I am going to do that, I’m not sure. I think this heat and humidity has my brain in a fog!

    Kate ~ I don’t recall Stinky having the hat shop and a dragon as his first customer. I may not have been around at that time. I had no intention of having a dragon in the story until Saturday morning when I came upon a yard sale during my walk. I have always thought ‘Train Your Dragon’ was a cute movie and loved ‘Toothless’ the dragon. Tho the toy was small, he was so good looking and knew immediately he had to fit in somewhere! ~ Pretty brunette silkie! The colors in her dress match her very well!

    Queli ~ Main reason I kept that Tarzan doll was because of his hair. He has such a pointy face and the eyes are almost dizzying. Always thought I would try to repaint him, so kept him in the box. I think I will leave him as he is now :-) ~ I found the queen’s fashion a number of years ago at Tuesday Morning. In fact, they had a good number of beautiful fashions at that time and I bought most of them. Already had in mind I was going to start a group of dolls that would be known as ‘the Castle Dwellers’. Well, they became ‘box dwellers’ instead until Stinky came to visit :-) ~~ I don’t care for the blind box stuff either. Don’t know what you are getting and as Kate says, you get what you didn’t want and in repeats. ~~ Nice minis! Love the camera and chatter phone! Kelly is just perfect with it! Isn’t she sweet? Look at her dress! Darling picture!

    Jackie ~ You must be tired. And I do have cows pretty near to my house. Lovely green, rolling hills pasture directly across the road. The rancher has a good sized herd of black angus. Not only that, there are a couple of ponds where a large flock of Canadian geese stay. They do fly over our house in the vee formations, honking all the way. Love it! I was raised on a farm, so the pasture, cattle, and geese are just a little ‘country’ bonus :-) ~~ Thinking of you and your sister.

     
  • 10:05:58 pm on June 13, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hello Girls!

    Another hot and humid day as yesterday. But, I think my DH was out in it too long and may have some heat exhaustion/dehydration going on. Been keeping an eye on him..

    Jackie ~ Such a difficult time for you all. I’m keeping you in my thoughts. I just hope he can go peacefully and comfortably.

    Queli ~ LOL! I probably could keep it going until the cows came home as there is always a possibility of something else happening or a turn of events. In the last picture today, I included something I had found at a yard sale the morning of the day I was doing this segment of the story. Endings are tough for an imagination that wants to keep creating :-) This has been so much fun and good for the brain, ha!

    You know, I saw the LOL dolls at Walmart at least a week ago. Had no clue what they were but it seemed they were selling pretty good! ~~ I have to laugh, because whenever there has been a Barbie cereal or candy I have to buy it! The cereals are usually high in sugar because they are for kids. Kinda bad that children’s cereals are so loaded with it. ~~ I like Myrna Loy! She is another tall I have seen here. She’s not bad :-) And LOL at Myrna Loy! My mother used to mention her sometimes. ~~ And thanks for always posting what’s new! :-)

    Kate ~ Ha! Yep, Stinky’s hair went flat! Reminds me of the Cardinal birds and their crowns. Sometimes when the male and female meet each other, they will flatten their crowns. So cute. ~~ I was wondering when you were going to take HF out and play. Mine is still in the box. Finally got her a place on the shelf. I will take her out eventually and work with the hair pieces. I was wondering if the marlo flip wig would cover her rooted hair. As you say though, if loosened the hair up a bit, it would probably fit better. I just may use it on another mod Barbie head I have that has had a ‘shave’ by some little girl long ago :-) I saw a picture somewhere of the braided piece with pink ribbon and how it had been attached to the doll and it looked very nice….thing of it is, I don’t remember HOW they did it! Did you keep the box or any of the graphics?

     
  • 09:14:09 pm on June 13, 2017 | 0 | # |

    At last the day has come for Stinky to meet THEE King and Queen of the King’s Court! He thought meeting the other king and queen with all their attendants was hard on his nerves, but these two?……..

     
  • 09:08:06 pm on June 13, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Stinky focuses in on the King and Queen……hmmm something about them….wait! What? The Queen looks like Cruella de Ville and the King looks like Tarzan! What IS this? He wants to laugh but just that soon he begins to become frightened again. Then he spies the chain. What is on the chain she holds? Stinky looks up….

    (Note:  Does anyone recognize that what looks to be part of  her crown, is actually a key??  Wonder what it goes to? At this point, I’m not even sure.)

     
  • 09:00:10 pm on June 13, 2017 | 0 | # |

    The Queen has a dragon!! Stinky is thinking to himself (or is he muttering.) Oh, I am so glad 4 told me to stand on this little nail, otherwise I would fall straight over backwards in a faint!! Has this all been trick to trap me?! I have met my doom and I trusted everyone! But, I will not be afraid…not even of this dragon baring it’s teeth and ready to consume me with fire!! I will stand brave and tall to whatever happens!

    Note: It seems Katnis is having a word with 4 and appears to be a bit indignant.  Nor does she  seem to care that she is talking in the presence of of THEE King and Queen!

     
  • 09:53:52 pm on June 12, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!
    It is a hot one today!! 91* with 70% humidity! Best to just stay indoors when it is like this. A few Japanese beetles are flying around as they seem to come out in heat. We have not had too many of them the last few years, but I have a feeling there will be more since we had such a warm winter. They are pretty destructive to vegetation.

    Queli ~ Oh I like the sweater dress Barbie! Nice! I just may have to have her too! I’m so weak willed….haha! ~~ Nice Dr. Graham display! Perfect size human torso and I like her heart-shaped stethoscope! :-) I would see her in a heartbeat. ~~ How can I forget Mexico DOTW? I wanted her, but acted too late. ~~ Thank you for the links! I have either missed Lani or she’s slow coming to TN. I would prefer to be able to see her first-hand because there can be little differences in the dolls where some look better than others. ~~ More fashions! Barbie has the closet that is out of this world, ha! The one size fits all is a neat idea, tho I like it on original and Lani the best, it does look good on all of them. ~~ WW is so cool…she’s another on the ‘want’ list. Love the mini me! The movie sounds good too. I like some of the other WW dolls too, like her mother? Wow. ~~ Queli I am so glad you are enjoying Stinky’s adventure and thank you! It has been a lot of fun doing this. I hope I haven’t stretched it out too long to where it becomes repetitious.

    Kate ~ Amazing the whole country is in a heat wave; all the way up to where you are! Where would one have to live these to escape this heat and humidity? Cooler states are no longer that way. ~~ Vina looks pretty good in Solo!! The more I see her, the more I like her! Oh no! ~~ I was in HL about a week ago and saw they had fall decor out already! Keeps getting earlier and earlier it seems. ~~ I’m glad you are enjoying your Stinky’s adventure. Thank you! At first, it did seem to follow the Hobbit tale.(one of my favorites; books and movies). I AM having a blast with Stinky!! Could really do some comedy with him, ha!

    Jackie ~ Thinking of you & family and sorry this time has time. I truly hope a prevention or treatment for Alzheimers is coming soon. I’m very supportive of research in this. Hospice is good, helpful; and so supportive. A hug for you, Jackie.

    Sari ~ Good to see you again and glad you peeked in :-)

     
  • 08:58:04 pm on June 12, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Stinky is an early riser so out he went to play with the children. Some of these kids are from Oz. haha! He needed do something to calm his nerves since he is meeting the King’s Court immediately after lunch! Not only that, Stinky loves children and loves to play.

     
  • 08:52:10 pm on June 12, 2017 | 0 | # |

    After a morning of play, a quick nap and small lunch, Katnis and 4 tell Stinky it is time to meet the royal family. The room is spacious, he is meeting a King and Queen!! Stinky is really nervous and feels so very small. But wait, where are THEE King and Queen he thought would be there? Why were they not there? Had he done something wrong? He felt like pitching a fit, but knew he must be on his best behavior!

     
  • 08:40:59 pm on June 12, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Oh my…the young Queen is beautiful and look at the gems in her crown!! But, whoa, get a load of the King…he looks pretty dour…and where is his crown? And look at the jeweled breast plates they wear…there’s more in the golden case. Almost Too much for a Troll…

     
  • 08:35:05 pm on June 12, 2017 | 0 | # |

    The hair on Stinky’s head goes flat as he sees Cinderella for the first time EVER! He is so happy that Katnis and 4 have been by his side the whole way. Now he must wait another day to meet THEE King and Queen!! But he looks at the bright side….another feast and another good night’s sleep without worrying about Grimrucks!

     
  • 10:29:48 pm on June 10, 2017 | 0 | # |

    At last! They have made it into the castle! All the stops and Troll nonsense has made them late. The King and Queen have retired for the evening, so they are met by a very curious prince and his princess. Again, 4 has to beg pardon for the little Troll. This does not affect the royal hospitality they are about to receive.

     
  • 10:23:18 pm on June 10, 2017 | 0 | # |

    The kitchen staff put out a full course meal even at the late hour. The Princess checks in to make sure everything is set. Stinky put in a special order for canned tuna, beef hash, and raw fish……and he got it! This is the first decent meal they have had since before leaving for Tanglewood. After the meal, they will be shown their rooms and where to freshen up before a good night’s sleep.
    I like to take note, even tho these people are royalty and very wealthy, they have a deep respect for the common man & the farmer(print on wall) who toils to produce the food they eat.  (Note the brass keys placed at Katnis’ and 4′s setting; these are their room keys.)

     
  • 10:17:07 pm on June 10, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Check out the fair maiden who is showing 4 and Stinky to their room. She has very long hair! And the mirror seems to be magical eh? Floats right on that finger!

     
  • 10:12:31 pm on June 10, 2017 | 0 | # |

    A fair castle maiden has shown Katnis to her quarters and where to take a bath. Here she is getting Stinky settled into his room. It is decided that 4 will share the room since he knows better than to leave this little Troll to himself! Wonder who gets the floor? ha! The maiden knows Stinky is a tad vain and offers a mirror. He is beaming!

     
  • 09:34:39 pm on June 10, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls! Holy Crow! where is everyone? This is Saturday and nobody around? I meant to get in here last night, but had puter problems.

    Jackie ~ Oh, OK, I see you are out of town visiting with your sister. I hope you have a great visit and a good time; hoping all things are well. This adventure of Stinky’s has become the all time consumer, ha! But, I am finished! Got done last night and just have pictures to post. ~~ I always like the beach cabin backdrop and love the little old fashioned metal chair!

    Queli ~ Hey girl! New fashions! Love the blue pleated skirt! Both girls look great in the gold jacket and red plaid pants, but I think Lani is hot! I wish I could find her! We must be the last place on earth to get these dolls. I remember how long it took for the MTM peach! ~~ I’m so glad you are enjoying Stinky’s adventure! Paying attention to detail as I know you do! ;-)

     
  • 01:11:11 am on June 9, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!

    I’m running late tonight so will be back tomorrow evening to chat and hopefully continue with Stinky’s adventure.

    I did get Hair Fair today!

    See you tomorrow!

     
  • 01:02:39 am on June 9, 2017 | 0 | # |

    At last Stinky, 4, and Katnis make their way through the Wild Wood and have now entered Tanglewood. As promised by the King, they are met by a Yeoman (who so much wants to become a Knight), and a lady of the Court. The King has sent a carriage for Stinky, the honored guest! Katnis gives 4 the look that says: “Where is OUR carriage”!!? What a time they had! Little sleep, Grimrucks and more trolls, and Stinky being himself! :-) They can’t wait to get to the Kingdom so they can bathe, eat, and get some much needed rest.

     
  • 12:54:32 am on June 9, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Stinky just has to stop and see who these vendors are that are along the way to the Kingdom.

     
  • 12:51:43 am on June 9, 2017 | 0 | # |

    4 draws his sword! He doesn’t care for fortune tellers especially when they try to seduce trolls who are already drawn to ‘bad’ and ‘naughty’ things. Besides, 4 is tired from the 3 day jaunt through the damp tunnel and then the Wild Wood, not to mention his jangled nerves. Not much sleep at night since that is when the Grimrucks are lurking. The associate with Spice the FT, is able to calm 4 and he does put his sword down.

     
  • 12:43:43 am on June 9, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Esme plays her tambourine while Spice offers to tell you your future. Stinky is so enjoying this, but he seems more interested in the ‘cash’ box. Spice accepts jewelry, cash, and checks as payment for her services.  4 convinces Stinky it would not be wise to take up the offer of Spice’s services and they all get back on the road to the Kingdom.  Whew!

     
  • 09:24:24 pm on June 6, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!

    Stinky is on his way to Tanglewood!!

    Jackie ~ I like Ken’s shirt and vest. Cute couple enjoying the afternoon.

    Queli ~ Great idea to help get those fingers through tiny sleeves and not catch on all the threads, etc!! Vina looks pretty sharp in the curvy dress. The colors go very well with her vibrant green :-) ~~ Ooooh more dolly store pics!! Are those Himstedt dolls? And I spied Lani in 2 of the pictures! She blends pretty well in the first picture, ha! And those bears!! One is wearing a muzzle!! Bad teddy! Little one in his lap bears a heart with a hug….how cute! I would never want to leave this store. ~~ Once Queen Annes’ lace has been planted in your yard it is no longer a weed, but a flower ;-) ha ha!

    Kate ~ Just thought I would let you know, Stinky has started a souvenir collection from places he has visited. Sometimes he picks up some weird stuff hahaha!!

    Hats out of QA lace sounds interesting. ~~ You are right about the doll store…I would probably pass out right beside you! Can you imagine living near it?! ~~ Hooray, you got your HF today. I was supposed to get mine tomorrow, but I see according to tracking, it may not get here until Friday.

     
  • 09:02:38 pm on June 6, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Late last night, Fairy Scout brought the message from the King of Tanglewood to Queen Elinore. Good news! The King has extended an invitation to Stinky to come to Tanglewood as a guest of the Kingdom! Of course Stinky was ready to go right there and then! So, we headed to the Fairy Cottage where he had a meeting and travel security briefing with the Queen.  ~~ Stinky, 4, Katnis, and Fairy Scout(the sparkly itsy fairy behind Queen Elinore)  set out very  early this morning for Tanglewood.

     
  • 08:56:43 pm on June 6, 2017 | 0 | # |

    This is Forrest Road which is located at the edge of the Wild Wood. Ahead is the tunnel which is also nicknamed the Tunnel of ‘To and Fro’.

    (what this really is, is the drainage ditch I cleared. Little did I know it would become a setting for one of Stinky’s adventures).

     
  • 08:50:02 pm on June 6, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Here, Stinky, 4, and Katnis stand atop the Forrest Road Tunnel. This is the best route to take through the Wild Wood to get to Tanglewood. A good thing they are leaving after the deluge of rain since this is the main water drainage for the area as well! It can still be a little dangerous using the tunnel as there are times when Grimrucks & Trolls may be hiding out. It will be about a 3 day journey on foot. Once they enter the Tanglewood forrest, they will be met by someone from the Kingdom. Fairy scout has already started her reconnoiter of the tunnel.

     
  • 09:21:07 pm on June 5, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!
    Did we ever get a lot of rain yesterday and particularly last night! We had 5.80 in our rain gauge this morning. Glad I got the drainage ditch cleared…..there was no standing water in anyone’s yard or the ditch for that matter!

    Stinky is getting pretty antsy waiting on word from the King of Tanglewood. Of course, it is only Monday…..maybe tomorrow. As soon as Queen Elinore receives the word, Stinky will depart on his 3 day journey to Tanglewood.

    Queli ~ Really enjoying doll kingdom!! Barbie’s rose & lace wedding dress is beautiful! ~~

    Jackie ~ Glad to see you back! Yes, it will take some time to ‘digest’, but isn’t it amazing how fast you can pick up after all those years like it was no time at all. A little scary in it’s own way. ~~ Enjoying the bride photos. Love the little princess kitties box set. ~~ B Canary’s outfit is sewn on and not sure I’m going to take it apart, so the black hose are going to stay on and hope for the best.

    Kate ~ Vina looks great in the silver mesh dress! I’m liking her more each time I see her. ~~ I’m glad you are enjoying Stinky’s adventures and I am thankful you sent him here. I have not played or planned ‘stories’ like this in a great while and it has done wonders :-) I’m glad you have allowed him to be here awhile because several days go by before I have the chance to ‘play’ again.

    Marigene ~ Happy to hear you are enjoying life and sweet new member to your family! ~~ I like Legolas’ shirt too! Nice pictures with the scenery for backdrop!

     
  • 08:51:24 pm on June 5, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Now, could you ask for a cuter best man? I think groom is a bit far off…but he does manage to bring someone around here flowers :-)

     
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    Queen Anne’s Lace is blooming right now. Such a beautiful weed.

     
  • 11:03:03 pm on June 3, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!

    Got started on Stinky’s next adventure! He is pretty excited tonight and not sure he will be able to sleep. His visit with the fairies went very well. He met the Queen, they talked for quite some time and it seems she will work to get Stinky a visit with the Kingdom located in another ‘neck of the woods’.

    It is fun to do this tho I keep telling Stinky he needs to face the people he is having a conversation with. When he sees a camera….well he just has to look at it and deliver a big smile :-)

    Queli ~ Lani Rothchild is a very cool name! Would I love to go shopping with her!!! Look at all the dolls…oh my..Integrity….and look at all the Genes.

    Jackie ~ Good to hear it! Enjoy yourself! Stinky is! ha ha!

     
  • 10:46:25 pm on June 3, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Black Canary and Stinky! :-) More wheels!!! ha ha!

     
  • 10:43:44 pm on June 3, 2017 | 0 | # |

    At long last, Stinky visits the fairies he has heard so much about. It cannot be revealed how one gets from here to Fairy Wood, though I would bet it has something to do with a passage beneath the giant Troll Tree. Shhhhh. He is shown about the cottage and is invited to stay for a meal. Eating from acorn bowls was OK, but no meat? Herbs, mosses, tiny squash and whatever it all was, did taste pretty good and surprisingly; filling. He almost feels at home in this mystical realm of the fairy. The fairies enjoyed Stinky as well…he is not your ordinary troll that soon Queen Elinore will pleasantly find out.

     
  • 10:33:42 pm on June 3, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Fiona is a larger fairy; not a sprite. Here she is on Grey, a very strong, yet gentle horse. (for the most part unless he is called upon in times of discord).

     
  • 10:28:25 pm on June 3, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Queen Elinore comes to the Fairy Wood Cottage to meet the troll who is visiting a part of her Wild Wood. She is a bit relaxed for a Queen and is quite used to conversing with those who are a lot smaller than she is. It is not unusual for her to join in on a fairy meal and just have a visit. Here, she is telling Stinky all about the different Kingdoms and Forrests and lands and those who oversee them. Stinky’s interest peaks and asks Queen Elinore if it were possible for him to visit the Castle located in Tanglewood, a forrest on the other side of the Wild Wood.

     
  • 10:11:19 pm on June 3, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Queen Elinore introduces 4 and Katniss to Stinky. They are who will be escorting Stinky through the Wild Wood to reach Tanglewood Forrest where the Kingdom of His and Her Majesty is located.  It may take several days before Queen Elinore receives word of invitation to Stinky, if indeed they do consider it.  On that side of the Kingdom, Trolls are often not guests of His and Her Majesty.   Scout, the tiny sprite behind Queen Elinore will deliver the message as soon as it is ready for transport.

     
  • 10:03:56 pm on June 2, 2017 | 0 | # |

    I needed a Stinky fix!!

    I know these are re-runs, but he’s so fun to look at!! (esp. when he is in dutch)

     
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    Just in case you all needed a Stinky fix :-)

     
  • 09:50:24 pm on June 2, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!

    I thought I was going to be able to get started on Stinky’s next adventure today. I want to get going with the pictures :-) & Stinky wants to begin his adventure as he needs to stay busy. He gets bored easily even though he is enjoying his stay and playing with the little ones right now. The cake he snuck up to his bunk is all gone…not one crumb remains! So…will try for tomorrow and hope nothing else pops up.

    Queli ~ I like your new girl! She has the appearance of someone you could know.(like my neighbors’ son’s wife) I love her dress! It has the ‘vintage bubble-cut Barbie dress look’. ~~ Of the generation mini sets, my faves are the typewriter and princess phone. They would be neat to have even if didn’t have a doll to fit them! It may sound crazy, but I miss the dial phones. Whenever I see one, I have to ‘dial’ it :-) ~~ LOL at the tough bunch. The dress on Brenda Starr is from a plush Barbie. Too big for standard Barbie and barely fits Brenda.

    Kate ~ Interesting to get the background on Stinky. Now we know why he’s always smiling :-) When I burn pictures to a disc, I like to have a good number and right now Black Canary is the only new picture I have on my camera. Hoping to get new pics of Stinky tomorrow. ~~ I like Kalinka Malinka! Each one has it’s own color and pattern. The watches are pretty cool! I like Sindy’s flat shoes. She’s a cute doll. Barbie’s side-eye was a big influence on other doll companies back then.

    Jackie ~ Glad you made it and hope everything goes smoothy from now on. Now, go have some fun :-)

     
  • 10:00:36 pm on June 1, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!

    Humidity is back today, argh! Working on Stinky’s next adventure :-) bit by bit.

    Jackie ~ Looks like morning exercise class for the group today! ha! Gray Lady Gene is so neat!
    I hope you have a good trip to Michigan! And a good time with old classmates. Will see you when you get back!

    Kate ~ I’m glad Jackie mentioned your niece, I went back to read your post about her. Talented indeed and I bet the recital will be very enjoyable. She’s not the ‘youngster’ I thought she was and probably has no time for interest in Barbie.

    Shipping labels have been made for our Hair Fair girls!! Hooray!

     
  • 10:19:06 pm on May 31, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Tough bunch…..Black Canary’s box is above Bat Girl, so of course her legs are above Mad Max. Can’t believe I never took a full photo of her.

     
  • 10:13:33 pm on May 31, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Black Canary is showing a bit of boot and leg in the upper right hand corner. Take note of her company and that tells you she is rather racy :-) Found one other photo, but again just a bit of her legs are showing.

     
  • 10:09:26 pm on May 31, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Can’t see much of Black Canary here…..she’s hiding behind Amazon Warrior Wonder Woman :-)

     
  • 09:40:40 pm on May 31, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls! Yes! fellow Barbie lovers and lovers of dolls & doll stuff! Haha!

    Looks like we all went on a search of these little ones. I did some last night and discovered who they are. Thanks for the links Queli! The little brunette in the yellow and blue jacket; ‘Vacation….’….I happen to notice the camera she has…..I have the camera that came in another lot of doll stuff. I thought it belonged to Ken….I wonder now who the camera really belongs to. Asking some hefty prices…I don’t think they are worth near that much unless they would still be in their bubble package.

    Very nice day today! It may have been in the mid- eighties, but the air was dry so was good to be out in it. A couple of hours this morning trimming the spirea and finding where all the chipmunk offspring have made new ‘digs’. I may have to do something about them. This afternoon washed windows, cleaned the deck and brushed the pets. This evening finished weeding my stone path. Great day!

    Queli ~ Oh I like the glasses for your my size! They are perfect! So true about having different size dolls, what doesn’t fit one will fit another and enables us to keep all the doll ‘stuff’ we find :-) ~~ Glad you liked the doll scene….the undies made it!! ~ Thanks again.

    Kate ~ LOL, you went a searching too :-) Thanks! ~~ Black Canary is a DC comic & that’s all I am going to say. I will look through my pictures and see if I have her in any of them. ~~ Nice loot from Barnes and Noble. Learn something new every day, although I did get a mini American Girl doll there years ago. She was part of a book promotion if I recall rightly. We lost our B&N :-( Have another one coming soon and will be part of the local university’s book store, so it will be smaller. ~~ I had to do a bit of info searching on Stinky last night starting with ebay. I found a frosted or etched glass ‘plate’ of Stinky(didn’t really look that close). From what I heard there is Stinky was a rather bad troll….he tried to influence people to do bad things! LOL. That just can’t be true hahaha!!

    Jackie ~ June already!!? Seems I just posted bride dolls. ~~ Love the Midge! ~ I like the old tyme looking Genes in their white gowns…lovely! USO Gene is pretty neat too.
    Maybe Marigene is busy with her new grand baby?

     
  • 09:36:48 pm on May 30, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!

    Did a de-boxing of Black Canary today and of course Stinky had to meet her! Picture later.

    Queli ~ I like the cloak on WW too. I am glad we still have a BFC and am curious how they will do the club membership, etc. ~ One of these days I need to round up all the mini-Barbies I have…they have been scattered all over :-( ……the dolls play with them and don’t put them back! ;-) haha!!

    Kate ~ Such a pretty photo of the Barbie and peonies!! Nice! ~ Bet you will enjoy having your niece with you. Does she like Barbies too?
    Hair Fair will be a fun doll to get in the mail. I don’t de-box right away, but I know I will turn her loose sooner than usual….Stinky wants to try on those hair pieces!!

    Jackie ~ Stinky is just a well rounded little troll and loved by everyone :-) Nice Memorial day photos….always have liked the Target red and white Basics. ~~ I need to get in gear and have our AC unit check-up done. We have gone through 2 coils on this one already! Not cheap! ~~ Hope your hubby is feeling better!

     
  • 09:16:28 pm on May 30, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Looks as though Stinky brought home a souvenir from TJ. Yes, he loves hats and he likes wheels :-)

    Kate, I’m not sure who these little girls are. I found the 3 in a baggy at an antique shop while on my drive to NE a few years back. I thought they were really cute. Also picked up the kiddle there too. I will have to check them for markings or look them up on ebay.

    Queli ~ I have Kelly clothes that seem to fit them to a ‘T’. In fact, 2 of them are wearing Kelly clothes. The brunette has an ‘original’ on. As you can see, one of them has her original undies :-)

     
  • 09:05:08 pm on May 30, 2017 | 0 | # |

    A little bit different picture. Remember all the laundry Stinky did awhile back? Well, some of it was all the bedding for the kids’ room, so now everyone has a fresh bed including Stinky. Look at his bunk….he managed to sneak a whole cake up there!!! I see he got the fishing pole out, so he must have going fishing on his mind. They also did some tidying up.

     
  • 09:13:19 pm on May 29, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Stinky has been enjoying relaxing at home and just playing with the little ones. You can see which bunk is his (note the blanket and helmet?) The fairies let Stinky borrow their ladder so he could get to the top bunk. Can also see the ‘kitty with glasses’ top on mystery girl (the babe) :-)

     
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  • 08:55:16 pm on May 29, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Queli and Jackie and Kate!

    Hoping everyone has had a nice Memorial Day week-end. We didn’t do anything but put the flag out and take an at-home vacation. The flag is always beautiful hanging out there. I like it when there is just a gentle breeze and can watch it unfurl. The whole neighborhood has been quiet including the 3 dogs :-)

    We had a nasty storm Saturday night. Wind blew very hard and was scary watching a couple of our big trees being tossed about. A little hail, about an inch of rain, and lots of lightening and thunder.

    Queli ~ I like Olivia’s Memorial Day photos! She is such a pretty doll. Looks like she enjoyed herself at Hobby Lobby, ha! Mine is still dressed as she came too. ~~ Arlington is something to behold; everything is dress right dress. Oh, I like Booterpe!! Now Gooliope has a companion. ~~ I am curious to see what BFC’s new membership program is going to be all about. Now on the subject; Hair Fair should be shipping end of the week!! Suppose Stinky will want to try on some hair pieces? :-) ~~ I have seen Denim and Dazzle…I think she is a nice looking doll. I seem to like the tall girls or the curvy girls. Love the pup t-shirt with the skirt! Reminds me of the kitten with glasses shirt I have for mystery girl. That was a Sparkle girlz fashion.

    Jackie ~ Fun fashions on your dolls and always like your beach house backdrop. I see Barbie and Ken have their flag out too. Such a pretty white dress on the middle Barbie. ~ What an awesome bridge! I hope you have fun at your 50 yr reunion. It should be interesting too.

    Kate ~ Hope you have been having a good week-end in spite of your weather forecast! Keeping my fingers crossed for your doll club to keep going.

    Stinky has been relaxing which is a good thing considering his next adventure.(He doesn’t know the extent of this one) I have actually needed to make a story outline, dig out some dolls that have been cooped up for some time and do some prepping/planning. I definitely need all the ducks in a row before I begin the photo shoots which should take place towards the end of next week when I will be free to do so. Also, when Stinky visited Gabby’s salon? Well, he did actually have a little spa time. Darkened some areas on him and since it was getting so warm and humid in the house, some of the glue on his left side was getting rather tacky and really showing, so I very carefully removed as much of it as I could. No hair loss, thank goodness! :-)

    Waving to Marigene and Fiona……missing Marie!!

     
  • 09:01:03 pm on May 25, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!
    Another nice day! No having to use the AC and can have the windows open. So lovely outside this evening. Saw the first hummingbird day before yesterday but, forgot to put the feeder out. Saw a pair today and got the feeder up. They came back and now are competing for it. Little buggers.

    Stinky is still resting in the hammock. He is plum wore out after the jam-packed week he had! Another adventure is in the planning phase. Will keep you posted.

    Queli ~ I think the ‘sewing’ Barbie is pretty nifty. Mine is packed away. Will have to dig her out one of these days. ~ The tiny Christmas village is so cool on Barbie’s mantle along with all the little stockings. ~~ I really liked Effie. She had a lot of neat outfits on the movie. I think she could have had an extra in her box, don’t you? I put her on a model muse body…of course the dress isn’t made for the body type, but it works. ~~ Love the tiny bike and Barbie. Big Barbie looks so athletic and ready to ride.

    Jackie ~ I have always liked the Teresa head mold. She is celebrating the nice weather too! Love the hat. ~ I like the Kenvention set too. Nice bed. That Ken needs to get his shoes off, ha! ~ The chef outfit is super neat! Like the white and checkerboard pattern. Stinky isn’t going to be doing much….just like me :-) Fur baby is doing OK. We adopted her a year and half ago. She had a few problems due to neglect of her previous owners. We changed vets and seem to be making good progress now. She has come a long way emotionally and physically. ~~ The water in your shark pictures looks so pretty and blue~

    Hope everyone has a nice week-end. The neighbors’ company just arrived bringing along 3 good sized dogs. One almost looks great-dane-mastiff mix. 2 of them have already been in a fight :-(

     
  • 10:47:09 pm on May 23, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls,

    Took our ‘pup’ for her follow-up at the vet. Her ears are much better and so are her skin allergies. When spring arrives, so does her skin allergies. She has had chronic ear infection since we adopted her. The first vet was more interested in performing what I thought was a radical surgery to allow the ear to drain and THEN treat the infection. Their ear canal is very deep, so hopefully the infection doesn’t return.

    Queli ~ Thank you! Ha ha! I think you chose the right song for Stinky! What a hoot he has been for sure! ~~ What fun it is to load up some dolls and visit other doll fans. I do get to do this when I head back home and visit a girl friend who enjoys Barbie and FR. A day spent there goes by way to fast. ~~ I like the pink night gowns, especially the lacey ruffled one. I am liking your tall blonde in the polka-dot blouse. Have not seen her here yet.

    Jackie ~ Yes, Stinky has been a blast and has re-introduced the joy of playing with dolls again! He’s so cute and everyone loves him. ~ I like the sandy beach photo. Just want to run up the beach, ha!

    Kate ~ I’m so glad you are enjoying Stinky’s adventures here. The picture of him with Mad Max and Catwoman is probably my favorite just because of how it turned out. I took one other, but didn’t like it near as well. This one would make a great screen saver. I have one more big ‘adventure’ in the planning phase. DH is even contributing ideas to this one. It may take me a while to get it all ready and will definitely be his last adventure here. DH suggested to have that adventure end here, but make it so it could be taken up with the next place he visits. Hmmmm. And thank you for letting me host him!! ~~ Lola Falana is someone I have completely forgotten about. Your re-creation of her costume is cool on FQ. The hose makes it complete. What fun a creative streak can be! :-)

     
  • 10:13:24 pm on May 23, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Once Stinky made it back to LAX, he figured he may as well head to Mexicali. He met this lovely Barbie matador and was surprised to learn there are female matadors. ~~ I see Stinky kept the maracas from HI. (yes, I posted these pictures in the wrong sequence.  It is hard for me for some reason, to remember to post them in opposite order.  :-(   )

    He enjoyed the delicious fiesta and all the candy from the pinata. He is one happy little troll and ready to head for home. He has had enough touring and is ready to get back to his new-found friends. All the travels in the world don’t compare to the friends he has made :-)

     
  • 09:47:25 pm on May 23, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Long flight or a little light-headed, Stinky relaxes in the breeze off the great Pacific. “Ahh, this is a great life for a troll like me” he thinks.

    My Hawaiian Barbie has a darkened head, but is not as bad as what this photo makes it out to be.

     
  • 09:41:02 pm on May 23, 2017 | 0 | # |

    I’m not sure how Stinky fit all these travels into just a week’s time, but maybe it is as Queli suggests, “time ceases to exist.” Here he is at the hut! Jaeme is in this photo, and like some scenes in the movies, it just doesn’t make sense that she would be there and beat Stinky back home to meet out his ‘discipline’ when she knew all along where he was and having fun in her hut to boot, ha!

     
  • 10:48:57 pm on May 22, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls,
    Typical Monday here….house cleaning and dog bath.

    Jackie ~ Love your brides and flowers. I have always liked that particular red headed Barbie. I am having fun with Stinky.

    Queli ~ Thanks! ~ Isn’t Claudia a cutie? I love her hair. She makes a perfect niece for Clawdeen who looks great in that dress! She has some nice streaks in her hair.

     
  • 10:36:59 pm on May 22, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Stinky’s last adventure that got him into so much trouble, began in the kitchen. He found this chopper and helmet and rode it into the kitchen! No one really seemed to mind and he thought he would go for a ride. He just got swept away with the free feeling and…well….he just kept going thinking he would call later….

     
  • 10:30:47 pm on May 22, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Stinky says he thinks this is Utah or it could be Colorado. All he knows is that he is loving his chopper and wants to keep going.

     
  • 10:26:50 pm on May 22, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Stinky meets up with Mad Max and Cat Woman!! ha ha! Here they are riding along California’s coast! He is truly having a great time! He is so caught up in this that he just plum forgot to call his mystery GF :-(

     
  • 10:21:11 pm on May 22, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Here he is in Malibu!! Do you suppose he really needs the suntan lotion? Stinky had a wonderful time here with Malibu Ken and Barbie and their van. But, Stinky’s adventure does not end here. So, hang on there is more tomorrow.

    I hope you guys don’t tire of this. Stinky (and myself) are enjoying this!!

     
  • 10:38:28 pm on May 21, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Mystery girl just finished with another coconut oil hair treatment when she hears what sounds like a Harley pulling up to the front of the house. She peeks out…lo and behold! Better get Jaeme!

     
  • 10:29:17 pm on May 21, 2017 | 0 | # |

    And look who comes dragging in after a week-long absence! Bringing flowers as a peace offering to an upset GF and a very stern friend; Jaeme! A wild motorcycle helmet with flames and……chains!!? (Oh oh…that explains the missing chopper).

     
  • 10:18:44 pm on May 21, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Jaeme is not very happy with Stinky at all! Dishes and more dishes….even ones you can’t see piled in front of him. And there in the trash is the pretty flower bouquet he thought would smooth things over :-( Kinda have to feel a bit sorry for the poor little guy….after all he was just having some fun……uh huh.)

     
  • 10:11:22 pm on May 21, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Poor Stinky, up to his horns in dirty laundry……and most of it isn’t even his! Note the flowers are still in the trash and seem to follow him to his next chore. Stinky, it is going to take more than flowers to fix this mess. Once things do get patched up, we can’t wait to see pictures of your latest adventure!

     
  • 09:56:15 pm on May 21, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!

    The Stinky adventure never ends. Remember he had gone missing this whole week? He made it ‘home’ today and let me tell you, he did not receive a very warm welcome especially when he began to tell about his latest adventure. (I’m sure his GF felt left out, but most of all, he didn’t tell anyone!

    Nice day today, but still a bit too warm and humid. The air is starting to ‘dry’ tonight and the temperature is going down for the start of a cooling period this week.

    Jackie ~ I always like the beach house back drop. The flamingo sunglasses are pretty cool. Did someone fix up a pair of Barbie glasses or did they come with perhaps a special edition Barbie? Just curious.

    Queli ~ Thanks! I have always liked looking at hallmark ornaments because of their realism in a tiny size. Over the years I bet I have missed some treasures! I like the doll in the photo. I have one that I picked up at the thrift store. I think she is so pretty. I call mine, “Nails”. ha! ~~ The two stocking hats are adorable on the little ones!
    So, when are you going to have Stinky as a guest? He is a handful, let me tell you!

    Waving to Kate, Marie, Fiona, and Marigene!

     
  • 11:13:40 pm on May 20, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Stinky got a kick out of the bodyless Barbie heads. At last! Some Barbies that are shorter than he is :-)

     
  • 11:11:11 pm on May 20, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Stinky likes Barbie’s beagle even though he has to sweep up her messes and the hair she is shedding.

     
  • 11:06:35 pm on May 20, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Stinky was missing home and wanted to be around the Russian DOTW and a few nesting dolls. He was pretty happy to see them.

     
  • 11:03:21 pm on May 20, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!!

    That Stinky! He has been gone this whole week and nobody knows where he went off to! Not even his mystery GF. Had to do a little investigating and noticed one of the choppers is missing……hmmmm.

    Had a busy week again. Today a storm blew through…high winds and dime size hail. Glad that didn’t last very long.

    Jackie ~ Stinky has been missed here too with his disappearing act! Ha! Cute Kellys on the boat. They take adorable pictures. Barbie makes a beautiful Capt. Nice boat, Jackie. ~~ Isn’t Farrah a looker! Mego made the dolls so….well…kinda ugly, ha! I have 2 Wonder Women by Mego. The Cher doll was a looker too. ~~ Barbies are having a fun day on the patio..I have always liked the little tent Barbie sits in. ~ Nice shirt and short set on Ken! ~ Jack Sparrow… :-)

    Kate ~ Stinky is a handful! ~ I still have my red-head Skipper from childhood. The more I see of the brunettes, the more I like them. I don’t have one of those. ~ Francie’s Pink Kitty dress is purrfect for her! ~ Malibu Ken looks good with his tan, dark hair, and beard. Bet you had fun :-) Thanks for the info on the BC discounts. Hair Fair will be another addition for me! She looked too much fun and I may just have to debox her….after a bit. Princess of So Africa is always so elegant.

    Queli ~ I can see why that particular Hallmark Orn. is a fave of yours! All the little details. Love the Skipper photo too. Such a peaceful back yard…cool tree and table/chair set. She’s watching the action going on inside, ha! ~~ I like the headless scene. The Barbies are making Headless Headmistress feel more at home. ~~ Love all the detail in your sewing room; like the basket and jar of buttons. Even a seam ripper. It must be to Barbie’s scale too! ~~ Cool nutcracker display for Barbie to hide in. ~~ Ooo I like the Skelitas!

    Fiona ~ Good to see you again! Thanks! ~~ It would be difficult to keep a straight face on stage when a prank has been pulled on you. Just may have to incorporate some sort of smirk or something, ha! ~~ It feels like summer around here already because of the heat. Next week we are supposed to have more seasonal temps. I don’t even know what the ‘normal’ temps should be since each year they raise the norms to fit the change.

     
  • 09:17:47 pm on May 16, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Queli ~ i see you popped in. Thanks! It’s been fun and he isn’t done yet!!! ~~ Oh I like Skelita Calaveras..even says for the adult collector on the box. Boy, is it hard to cut down on dolls, hahahaha!!!

     
  • 09:08:10 pm on May 16, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Harley Ken is having a few words with Stinky. Time for breakfast and then site clean-up before heading back.

     
  • 09:03:20 pm on May 16, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Mystery girlfriend took Stinky to meet Max Steel and Harley Ken so they could go camping. Stinky needed a day out with the ‘boys’ to be boys. He has been resting since he returned ‘home’.
    I notice, Stinky seemed to hog the tent all for himself. I guess he figured since he supplied the fish to eat, he would get the tent!

     
  • 08:55:39 pm on May 16, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls,
    It is much too hot already for this time of year. I looked at last year’s temps for this date and we had 60′s for the high and upper 40′s for the low. We are running 89* with lows in the upper 60′s. Like Jackie says that can only mean a long, hot summer :-(

    Kate ~ Well, Stinky does have a lot of ideas and have not been able to work on any of them for the past few days, ha! I’ll let you know what Stinky’s plans are. It would make sense just to mail him straight from here to Jackie. We’ll see. ~~ Ahh, I would love to get Hair Fair and probably should act fast. The discount you speak of, is that the shipping discount or something else? I’m guessing there will not be a 2017 membership even though both times I have contacted customer service the response seemed to indicate they were working on it. Well, it is mid-May……~~~ WW looks fine in the basic black outfit!

    Jackie ~ Thanks for re-posting Hair Fair pic. I would like to get her. ~~ I don’t think Lilacs grow too well here either. I don’t see very many. Arbor Day foundation did send me a lilac (slip) to start, which I did. Once it got big enough to plant, it only lasted 2 years and died. I was very disappointed. I think they like cold winters. ~~ My fingers are crossed that we don’t have extreme heat this summer…this right now is bad enough. The humidity keeps climbing too. ~~ DaVinci is neat…he looks like an old time Captain of a ship or something like that. ha!

     
  • 10:07:20 pm on May 15, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Whoa! Get a load of the gal Stinky met so fast!! Had to get a close-up of this mystery girl friend!  Am I seeing camo  camping stuff in the back seat?……like maybe a back pack or something?  And a map…..where are they heading off too?

     
  • 10:02:47 pm on May 15, 2017 | 0 | # |

    She is pretty good at backing up the boat to unload into the water getting ready for a fun fishing adventure. I don’t know how Stinky met up with this girl so fast! She just arrived from GW! It was nice of Barbara to let these 2 use her car and boat.

     
  • 09:55:54 pm on May 15, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Stinky catches them and mystery girl friend tends to the rest. Hmmmm..is Stinky forgetting his manners? I think he likes to fish and have to remember he IS a troll. Such a nice day though and to be on a lake near the mountains would be a real retreat. They must be near the great Smokies!!!

     
  • 09:50:42 pm on May 15, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Stinky is liking Ken’s repro straw hat! He says with his black hair, the sun makes the top of his head too hot. Too bad the fish is flopping right in front of mystery girl-friend’s face.

     
  • 09:48:01 pm on May 15, 2017 | 0 | # |

    A day of fishing on the lake is over and time to head home. I see camping gear in the boat……are they going home?

     
  • 09:35:33 pm on May 15, 2017 | 0 | # |

    Hi Girls!
    It is heating up down here!! Too early for such temps. 91* predicted for tomorrow. I’ll take the cooler temps any day. The sun is so intense; even in the morning and can put a ‘wilt’ on plants in no time.

    It has been a blast having Stinky. There is so much more he wants to do and some of the girls have ideas too. We may not be able to accomplish all that, but will give it good try.

    Queli ~ I had to check out the hair fair Barbie and she looks fabulous. I do wish they would include an ‘actual’ photo of the doll and her box. I’m glad Jackie posted a pic of her from GAW. ~~ Thank you and I’m glad you are enjoying Stinky’s trip adventures! There’s more coming :-) ~~ Barbie and teen Skipper look wonderful in their hats and jackets! The Barbie is a beauty! I really liked the dolls that year. I forgot to mention earlier that I like the little blonde spike hair boy with motorcycle t-shirt! He is a cutie!

    Marigene ~ Congrats on being a great- grandmom. 4 days of induction! ~~ Dolls are beautiful and so are the outfits! Love the Stacies! ~~ Lilacs always make a room smell so good!

    Kate ~~ I am having a fun time with Stinky and thank you so much for letting him come to visit! ~~ Gold n’ Glamour is one of my favorites! ~ I also hope you had a good weekend.

    Jackie ~ All this cyber attacks are scary! ~~ The purple dress does look great on the ballerina and maybe better on her? Red head Silkie looks good in what she is wearing also! ~~ You go! on Trivia night! :-)

     
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