Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from Moreville

Thanksgiving is a few days away, and grocery stores are packed with people picking up all the last minute items they'll need for their turkey dinner. Faraway friends and family members are getting in their cars or boarding planes in order to be with those they love on this special day.

The holiday is celebrated in one of two ways:

There's the traditional way.

And then there's the not-so-traditional, perhaps more typical way.

I'm not saying that most folks wind up at the local pub, but some would probably like to when they feel stressed and overwhelmed. But in the end, the food always turns out good, and everyone winds up having a great time together.

This year I'm also thankful to all of you for your comments, compliments, encouragement and support of my blog, both publicly and privately. I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you so very much! 

May your Thanksgiving day be filled with family, friends, food, fun and many blessings! :-)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Girl's Lunch at Bella Donna's

Turned out today was a perfect day for cruising the mall. Jada, her sister Adele, and their friends Gina and Serena decided to get a jump start on the Christmas shopping season. They decided to have lunch at Bella Donna's first so they would have plenty of energy to go bargain hunting.

And away they go, credit and debit cards in hand!

Here's a close-up of the two newest Moreville residents.  Adele (left) is the African American Holiday Barbie 2013. I fought with myself about buying her so close to Christmas, but I was afraid that if I waited until after the holidays, she would be sold out. So she jumped into my shopping cart and came home with me. LOL  Serena (right) is Miss Chile from the Dolls of the World collection. She, too, jumped into my cart. Looks like both were determined to move to Moreville! :-)

Monday, November 18, 2013

New Man In Town

Rated PG for mild violence. Though the violence is not shown, it is implied.

After a particularly tough day, Cindi decided to drop by Casey's for a glass or two of wine before going home. She wasn't there very long before she was approached by a handsome stranger. Of course, she already knew who this man was way before he ever appeared at her table...

Travis would've had better luck if he hadn't come across as an arrogant, aggressive jerk. He really isn't that way, and Cindi knows it. She had no intentions of hurting him when she mentally slammed him up against the wall. She only wanted to make her point. And she did. And Travis got her point -- loud and clear! LOL

This is Travis, the newest resident of Moreville with Casey and Ryan.

On another note, we doll collectors are notorious enablers! My friend, D7ana, from Philly Collector brought this doll to my attention. Yep, it's Finnick from the Hunger Games, now available at Barbie Collector.com. You can see her post about him here. Thanks D7ana! 

I don't always trust promo photos of dolls, so here he is deboxed.

Here's a closer look.

I'm sure many of the Moreville ladies will fall over themselves vying for his attention, but his only focus is to find Cindi or hope that she finds him. After all, he didn't exactly make a great first impression. Little does he know that Cindi is everywhere and nowhere at the same time...:-)