Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Barbie Wednesday

Hello Friends!

I love collecting Barbies! I enjoy sharing them with you and reading your sweet comments, stories of your own and questions about them.

I was three years old when I received my first Barbie. She was a special doll to me. My Mom let me know when I was old enough to understand that she was my first and so I made sure she always was my most well played with doll.

I used to dress my dolls up and try to comb their hair (never cut) pretty. I would then make Mom be the pagent judge and judge which doll was the best looking.

Because of the era that I grew up in, some of my favorite dolls were my Disney Princess dolls.

When I was young we would go to a flea market that had a Barbie room. Although I don't remember it, I am told that I would just love the Disney Cinderella Barbie and all her accessories.

iv>For my fourth birthday I received the entire set! I am lucky enough to remember this occassion. I also have photos and a home video of this Birthday. I will look for them soon to share.

I will always remember that Birthday as one of the best!


I remember having two or three Beauty and the Beast, Belle Barbies. I also had Snow White, Jasmine and Mulan.

I loved spending my days playing on the floor, setting up my little house for Barbie and only worrying about how I could get Skipper's cute outfit on Barbie!

Although I know that I never ever pulled on my dolls heads, I had when I was little, several Barbies and all of my Kens Heads fall off. I don't know why but I know I didn't pull them off!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing pictures of a Barbie puzzle I put together! I found this cute puzzle at a flea market.

Happy Wednesday, Lindsey

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hello Friends! I wanted to share one of my motto prints with you. I needed to take this one out of the frame to clean the glass and decided to scan the image so that you could enjoy it, too. Gotta love those steep roofed cottages!

For awhile now I have been on the lookout for a toy stove. I just couldn't find one that was 'The One'. When I layed eyes on this pretty little blue one, I knew this was It!

My favorite color is blue so this little sweetheart was the prettiest one I thought I'd ever seen. It looks really cute in my kitchen. The lighting isn't very good to take it's picture there though.

You may remember the little children's laundry vignette I have. I couldn't resist this adorable little doll dress to go with it.

Speaking of blue being my favorite color, this little kitty planter flew off the shelf at an antique store and begged to go home with me. I complied.

Of course anything for the kitchen that is blue appeals to me, too.

Pretty blue flowers in an old granite vase.

This cute Little Red Riding Hood puzzle features a Tasha Tudor illustration and is from 1961.

Since we're on the subject of favorite colors, I decided to come clean with you. This has been my favorite hair color since 1997.

" And I'll see your true colors shining through
I see your true colors and that's why I love you

So don't be afraid to let them show

Your true colors, true colors are shining through."

Thank you for stopping by to visit this week. I appreciate each and every one of you and for the friendship that we share.

Wishing you much happiness! Twyla

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lindsey's Exciting Anouncement!

I have been accepted to be on a design team!!!!!! It has been my dream for a few years now to be on a design team for a site or company and I am going to be on a great team!!!!

Denim and Daisies

The site where you can visit is Denim and Daisies. It is a monthly kit club! Every month she will create two kits for sell on her site. This is where myself and the rest of the talented team come in. We show you what you can create with her fabulous kits!!!!! She will also have an online shop to buy other goodies to fill your crafty/scrapbooking needs!!!!!

Denim and Daisies

Keep your eyes on this wonderful new site! I will be posting my layouts, cards and projects with her beautiful kits on both this blog and my other blog, Lindsey's Paper Scraps.

Denim and Daisies

I can not begin to describe my excitement to be on this team! The creator of this site is a sweet lady and I am happy to have found her!
My friend Katrina that I met at the scrapbook store told me about Denim and Daisies as she is also going to be a member!

I can't wait to share with you my layouts and cards made using her awesome kits!
My title as a creative design team member will be a Wildflower! Isn't that cute?!

You can sign up to be on the newsletter at!

Thank you for stopping by today, Lindsey

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

In 1971 Mattel released one of their most popular Barbies. The Malibu Barbie. She was dressesd in a one piece aqua bathing suit and had purple sun glasses and a yellow terry cloth robe. She never came with shoes or sandals.

She was issued up until the early 80's. Malibu Barbie had several accessories such as a camper, swimming pool and dream house with elevator.

In 2001 Mattel created this reproduction of the Malibu Barbie. I have this repro in my collection.

This year for the 50th anniversary Mattel rereleased the Malibu Barbie in a beautiful boxed set with a reproduction outfit, pilgram style shoes, and a reproduction of the Barbie booklet that would have come with the original.

You can also find Malibu Barbie on other products this year for the celebration such as this make up set by Stila.

I read this interesting news article and thoght I would share it in case you live in the area!

Mattel Inc. is opening a pop-up Barbie doll store at Mall of America next month.

The store, to be located on the Bloomington-based Mall’s first floor, will open at the same time as an exhibit focusing on the history of the Barbie doll.

The exhibit will run through March. The store will close when the exhibit is over.

Happy Mid-Week,


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Twyla Tuesday

Tuesday has come again and it is still raining. We have been getting lots of rain here in S.W. Missouri. Many areas are flooding. I am going to be so happy to see the sun shine again!

You may remember that I've said one of the things I look for in antique stores are sewing machine drawers.

I thought I would show you my arrangement of drawers. One of the nice things about them is you can stack them and make shelves.

I have a collection of tiny books that I have bought at garage sales, usually for 50 cents each. I think they look cute mixed in with my small collectibles.

This is a few items I picked up this Sunday when we went to some antique stores. I love postcards and these old pictures call to me. I always love old sewing notions.

This little red riding hood planter has been calling my name every time I visit this particular antique store. I thought it was about the cutest planter I've ever seen.

She was always more than I could spend, but this Sunday there was a sale at the booth and my dear son thought the time was right. I was so excited to walk out with this precious treasure.

She is marked Napco 1956 on the bottom. I've looked on ebay for her and never seen one.

As Lindsey and I have been working on our craft room we have discovered some things that we'd forgotten. This was an afghan that I started 2 or 3 years ago. I decided that it was large enough and besides, Red Heart has discontinued this color pink. So I chose a pretty new color aqua and put a border around it. Now I have a pretty new afghan with very little work.

I wanted to say thank you to all who left sweet comments last week on my post about our dogs. You can probably tell that my dogs are very close to my heart. Muffin came along when we lost our beloved Buffy and he was just what we needed to heal our hearts. He is so special to us. Spencer was a puppy when we got him. Such times you go through with puppies! He chewed Everything! I always thought that once we got through those puppy years he'd be a good dog and now we are seeing that come true. He is a sweetheart.
I wish for all my dear friends a wonderful week! Twyla

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Hello Friends

We are having a very wet and dreary weekend here.
Since we're not able to get any good photos we thought we would share a vintage card to perk up your weekend!
Feel free to print this image! Enjoy!
Lindsey and Twyla

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Barbie Wednesday

Happy Barbie Wednesday!

I love looking at the amazing pictures of Barbies on the internet. You can find some amazing photos and I wanted to show you this one. A close up of a Brunette Ponytail Barbie.

I really liked this ad too! It says, Mommy, in the olden days, did you have a Barbie doll?
Mommy, how do you make a pin curl?

Mommy, do blue shoes go with a green dress?

This ad features two American Girl Barbies.

This is a new ad this year for the 50th anniversary celebration for Barbie!

I love this picture of Barbies going down a runway. Isn't she beautiful?!

In 1976 Barbie was named the Doll of the Decade and was placed in a time capsule to be opened in 2076. I wonder if I will still be around for that? Hmm...

The first Barbie doll convention was held in New York City in 1980 and value's of the older doll's went up!

Blue Rhapsody Barbie was released in 1986 and was the first limited edition doll designed to appeal to collectors.

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Twyla Tuesday

Hello, my friends!

Have you ever gone to the beauty shop for a little trim and got more than you bargained for?
Well, sometimes it happens with groomers, too. This was the dog I left at the groomer. . .

. . . and this is the dog I picked up!

I honestly did not recognise my own dog! Where did his ears go? No groomer has ever cut him so short. To her credit, he was very matted and in need of a good clipping. He is extremely happy to be free of all the tangles and now he's not so hot.

After some getting used to and realizing he does have the same mannerisms as Muffin, the new look is growing on me! After all, who could resist this adorable face?!

Spencer was also a woolly little poodle. We were pleasantly surprised when we picked him up!

What a beauty! It is hard to believe that beautiful baby was under all that fur!

He always feels so pretty, he thinks he's special when he comes home from the groomer. Of course we give him special treatment too, after all, it's a traumatic being away from your family.

Our babies are the light of our lives. They have brought us so much love and joy since coming to live with us.

Their favorite time of day is 'Nummie time!' They get a treat every evening and believe me they know when it's supposed to come!

I hope you enjoyed seeing two of the cutest things at our house. We sure love them!

Have a safe and happy week to all our dear readers. Twyla