Happily Ever After part 5

Well, this could really be Happily Ever After parts 5 & 6!

I begged the hubby to let me dip into my July spending early because these dolls were just released and they were selling fast! Now they are not selling as well anymore and I could have received free shipping! :(

However, they are in my possession and I only paid $20.50 for each doll. Other dolls are priced at $21.99 or I can get them on sale at Target for $19.99. So I didn't do too bad. 

I present to you in my latest Ever After High doll collection.....

Sweet Sisters Holly O'Hair and Poppy O'Hair

Aren't they adorable? I love how they posed them. They really are the sweetest sisters. 

However Mattel made a HUGE flub on the box. 

Take out one of your Ever After High Boxes and look at the back. On the lower left hand corner they always show two royals and list them with a crown. Then two Rebels and list them with a heart. Notice anything strange about this view of Royals and Rebels?

Raven Queen? Royal? oops!


Love these girls.

Lets start with Holly. She is the first twin, older by a "hair" so she took on the role of being the next Rapunzel. And she is perfectly happy and excited to take on the role so she fits in the royals side.

I can't even get over the hairbrush earrings. How adorable.

She wears a beautiful outfit befitting for a princess.

She comes with the standard two-finger ring. Anyone tell what it is? I can't...

Holly has the longest hair yet in an Ever After High doll. However, I personally would have loved to see hair that touched the floor. I will say that her hair took a bit of a brush to get some of the snarls out of it. It was caught under some of the bands and tags that held her in the box. But you can't argue with the beautiful red color. 

THE SHOES! Both sisters have wonderful taste in shoes!

Since Holly has spent her entire life in the tower (practicing) she has to have shoes that show where she loves to spend her time.

OMG! The detail is fabulous in these!

Now for her twin sister Poppy. Poppy was born just seconds after Holly (or was she?) Anyway.... :) Since she is the older younger sister, she gets to choose her own happily ever after and fits in with the rebels.

Poppy is a fabulous hairdresser and where as her sister has to keep her hair long, she likes to cut and experiment with new styles and colors as shown by her hair. But I do have wonder what is Mattel's reasoning for making Poppy's hair "Holiday Barbie Hard." Second doll with this hair and I almost wonder if it really doesn't keep that shape with soft hair. I also had to do a little fixing up to her hair. I had to cut some straggly ends and pick out some gel clumps. While Poppy does everyone elses hair, I will fit the role of being HER hairdresser. :) But it's an awful cute color scheme though!

She loves everything about hairstyling. Right down to her dress with scissors on it. She also has a profound love for scarves. She is wearing a plastic one with three snaps on the back. It took a little adjusting when I got her out of the box. 

She carries a bag full of styling tools. She will be ready at the right moment whenever anyone is having a bad hair day!

AND...I did not know that they come out. Yay for tiny accessories!

THE SHOES! Her love for hairsyling shows through in her footwear. A pair of scissors on the heel!

She has leggings that match well with her hot pink boots. 

Mattel? I wear a size 9. K thanks. ;)

So, here is the Ever After High Shelf! (Shared with some of my fav Barbies too.) And I admit, I love Ashlynn's shoes the best. Again, Mattel? Size 9 :)

Yes....I do have more coming! I can't help it! :) Stay tuned for the newest additions!

Until then....

Happily Ever After Part 4


I forgot to put this on the last post. If you want to read a little story about Raven Queen before she starts her Legacy Year at Ever After High, this short story is free for your Kindle!

Okay, on to the next rebel.

Today, it is my pleasure to present to you, the last rebel from my three pack...

Cerise Hood!

A lot of people say they don't like her name. I don't mind the name Cerise. I think it's pretty. 

Because she IS pretty! Don't you love the bangs and the white streak in the hair?

Cerise is the daughter of Little Red Riding Hood. I opted to leave her hood up because she really is trying to hide a "Big Bad" secret. :)

Isn't this picnic basket purse just the greatest? It's like Maddie and her teapot purse.

And she has a great ring and cuff bracelet. 

But we've got to check this outfit. How cute is this! The plaid totally fits her rebel style and personality without having an outdated or boy-ish look. They did well fitting this into a funky style for Cerise. Love!

Her cloak has an awesome design on it and her hair hangs long down the back. I don't like how the hood has some glue spots on it. Kind of strange since her hood wasn't glued in the box. 

And time for THE SHOES!

Now tell me how cool these boots are. Can you just imagine these for humans? I think they would sell like hotcakes!

Just so great. They are perfect for her.

In kind of a weird scenario, Red Riding Hood married the villain from her story. Cerise's "Big Bad" secret? Having ears larger than normal and being able to out run anyone at Ever After High. However, what happens when you change Cerise Hood to Cerise Wolf?

This is an exclusive doll sold to those who preorder it and are going to San Diego Comic-Con. I WANT!

But since those won't be selling on the second hand market anytime soon, I will live with Cerise Hood and her adorable outfit. Not disappointed at all!

I'll have another post with some new additions in a few days! Until then!

Happily Ever After Part 3


Last time I brought you the fabulous Madeline Hatter, daughter of the Mad Hatter. I also mentioned that I purchased a "Rebel Three Pack" off Mattel.com. I am please to present to you the second of the three and Maddies best friend forever after...

Raven Queen.

And obviously her favourite color is purple. :) But it fits her very well!

Raven Queen is the daughter of the Evil Queen, the queen who poisons Snow White with the apple. But she doesn't have a sinister look about her at all.

Her simple look greatly dismays her mother who wants her to be the most evil queen ever. Except there is one small problem. Raven does not want to be evil. She wants to rewrite the book of legacy and create her own happily ever after. Hence, why she is an Ever After Rebel. 

Lets check out this girls outfit!

She comes with a very unique bracelet/ring which is super cool.

And her purse features a mirror and the handle has birds on it. So fitting for the daughter of the evil queen. 

Now check out this outfit! So cute. I love how the ruffles are longer in back than in front, and the bodice comes to a point in the front. I love the "chain" belt and the large collar. They could not have created a better outfit for her.

I just love the black and purple hair.

Now, the moment you've all been waiting for....THE SHOES!

These shoes are wicked cool. They are chain wedges.

They go perfect with her fishnet tights.

With my Ashlynn/Hunter girlfriend/boyfriend combo, I think I need another combo. Guess who has a crush on Raven Queen?


I confess. I CAN. NOT. WAIT. for Dexter Charming to hit the shelves. I may not wait for the price to drop on him. I might have to just buy him outright at the standard $25 price tag. I think he would be the best mate for Raven Queen. What do you think?

I know how some of you feel about Raven Queen. :) I'm the same way. I love her so much!

Friends, is Raven Queen one of your favourites? Love her or hate her? Anyone else anticipating Dexter Charming as much as I am?

So, take a guess at who the last Rebel of the three pack will be! The ones left are:

C.A. Cupid
Cedar Wood
Cerise Hood.

I'll have the last rebel in a couple of days. Until then!

Happily Ever After Part 2


Last time I brought you my two newest Ever After High pieces: Ashlynn Ella and Hunter Huntsman. I had to buy because I could not resist the cuteness that is Ashlynn. I have them displayed on my shelf in such a cute pose because they are SOOOO in love..... ahhh :)

After I purchased Ashlynn and Hunter, I started looking for deals on the other dolls. I got a killer price at Target for Hunter and Ashlynn, I figured there were other deals to be had, especially since these dolls have been out for a bit. 

I actually found one of the better prices at Mattel.com for "The Rebels" three pack. :) Bet you can easily guess which ones they are. I will feature one here for you today.

And I promised my mom that I would show you her first because, after all, the shoes steal the show!

Madeline Hatter.

Madeline is the daughter of the Mad Hatter and she is just so precious isn't she? 

From what I've gathered from other blogs, Maddie tends to be a favorite among collectors. And why not? She's adorable!

If you've watched the Ever After High webisodes, you'll know that Maddie loves everything about Wonderland, riddles, and of course, tea. That's why they gave her cute teaspoon earrings and a teacup hat. 

And the purse! A teapot! So perfect for Maddie. I kept the rubber band on because I believe the top comes off. 

The beautiful purple and seafoam curly hair. LOVE!

And you can't argue with this adorbs outfit. It just fits her "Wonderland" theme.

However, what steals the show for me, is the tights and shoes. The blue polka dots and the China/teacup inspired shoes are....just....just.....I can't even describe them. Cute seems too mild. They are fabulous! 

Can I get some in a size 9? Please?

Maddie is precious in every sense of the word. I posed her in this silly pose because it fits her personality. :) 

Now don't get me wrong. I love Maddie but I kind of wished they would have given her an open mouth smile. In the webisodes she is happy and giddy ALL the time and the closed mouth seems way too serious for her. 

If you want a fun little read, pick up Madeline Hatters Story for FREE for your Kindle! It details events that happen before they get to Ever After High for their second year. A short read, takes about 10 minutes but it's a fun read. 

In a few days I'll have another post for you from another doll from "The Rebel" three pack. See you then!

Barbie in Space!

Hey Friends!

Sorry for the lack of posting. It's been hard these last few weeks. So much going on. I want to thank you all for sticking with me and following my blog. I love my dolly friends! I do reply to every comment even though they may not be right away. I'm here, I really am!

Before I get to my new little friend, I want to tell you a short story. 

Everyone has dream jobs when they are growing up. When I was little I wanted to be a teacher. Then for many many years I wanted to work at NASA ground control Houston. In the movie Apollo 13, the team that did all the work to bring the astronauts home? I wanted to do that. Coolest. Job. EVER!

In high school I was dreadfully bad at math and sciences. I love those subjects, but I don't have the analytical brain. (I have the creative brain, I played the clarinet and saxophone in the band!) So I regretfully abandoned my dream of working at NASA to be an accountant. Not quite sure where the idea came from. It was like a revelation I had overnight. "I want to be an accountant." ha!

But my love of space and stars and planets never ceased. I had the stick on stars on my ceiling in the different zodiac constellations, static clings of the planets on my windows, the whole bit. My brother even found a clip art of a cartoon astronaut stuck in an asteroid and added the caption "My sister in space." Nice that he would think so highly of me that I would happen to get stuck in an asteroid if I went into outer space. 

I was at a baby shower once and as a tiebreaker game, the person who could name the planet closest to the sun was the winner. The three of them couldn't do it. I was like "WHAT??" 

I realized that there are a lot of us who can't name the planet closest to the sun, can you? :)

So a few weeks ago my husband took his middle school class to a place called OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This is a childs dream place (and adults dream too!) It's a fun place to go and try new things and explore the world around us. And the planetarium with their laser light shows are intense. I bugged my husband all morning about buying me a souvenir. Later in the day he sent me this picture.

I had to ask him what it was...
It's a brain teaser game where you have to get the ball through all the tracks. That's the "100 Challenging Barriers" it mentions at the top. However at $30 USD, I was thinking of something a little cheaper. He said there wasn't anything good. So I looked at the Space Store online for something smaller and a little cheaper. I decided on this little guy. And at $10 USD, that's a bargain!

This is AstroNeil and he is SOOO cute!

He has his own little jet pack!

He is part of a group of dolls called "The String Doll Gang." 

Each doll boasts it's own positive and helpful special power. AstroNeil encourages everyone to take the first step no matter how big or small. Love it!

I am so in love with AstroNeil. He's so miniature and cute! He will fit well with my other small collection of astronaut toys. An astronaut troll and a Mary Meyer finger puppet. :) They make me happy :)

So guess what else you get to see? My collection of space Barbies! Two have been featured on this blog! To recap, we have the fabulous Barbie I can be...astronaut outfit set.

And this one which I LOVE LOVE LOVE. The 1965 reproduction of the Barbie My Favorite Careers "Rocket Scientist"

The moon boots! The space mittens! YES!

Other Space Barbie's have been made that I do not have. I've seen a lot of this Barbie all over the internet. 


You gotta love the high heeled boots and the purse in outer space! This is the 1985 Astronaut Barbie. She even comes with a sparkly skirt and tights! You just GOTTA be fashionable in outer space!

Or this other version in the Barbie I can be..line. The Barbie I can be..Mars Explorer. I think I might pick this one up if I see her on the shelves again.


But I have one we don't see TOO often.

This is the most beautiful 1994 Astronaut Barbie from The Career Collection. The best part about her? This cute hairstyle. Curls on each side. I didn't even train it to do that. It kind of did it on it's own from being held up with the plastic strips in the box. 

Her astronaut uniform is said to be designed like a real space suit having her name and flight wings on the front, the United States flag on the left arm...

...and NASA on the right. 

She even has a pocket on the lower left leg of the suit as well as silver space boots. (Which as we know are the same as the ski boots of Barbie's past.)

Astronaut Barbie comes with some cool accessories! Yay accessories! She has her own bag of glow in the dark moon rocks!

Her helmet was kind of a chore to put together. You had to fit the two plastic pieces of the shell into the neckband first, then snap the sides of the helmet on which were tough. It would be difficult for a little girl to try to get this on. And then Barbie's hair getting in the way? I figured I would just leave it off. Besides, who want's to cram the cute hair in a helmet anyway? Not me!

Kind of looks like the 1985 Barbie helmet huh? :) 

Side view.

There is even a jet pack to connect to the helmet. To make it more authentic!

Also included is a commemorative disc that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Apollo 11 which held the team that first walked on the moon. 

And you just gotta have the Barbie flag!

Barbie also give you some fun space facts as well as a diagram of our solar system. 

The back of Barbie's box is asking you to celebrate space week, '94! It reads: 
"To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. Events will be held all around the United States to commemorate both the moonwalk and the United States space program. Space Week occurs from July 16 through July 24, this year and ever year as NASA encourages children of all ages to discover the past and future of the exploration of space."

The front of the box. I had opened her when I was little and she was held in by just one twist tie. Time to take her out and display on my shelf for a while!

Here are the Barbie astronaut friends...and AstroNeil!

Friends, what do you think of AstroNeil? Have any space dolls of your own? Share with me in the comments!

I'll have another post for you soon (and much sooner this time for sure!)

Until then!