Monday, December 22, 2014

My Christmas Card to You


May you all have a wonderful, joyous Christmas and a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year! :-)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Adaline's Christmas Party

It's Friday night and time for Adaline's "Best Buds" Christmas Party. Looks like it's already in full swing...


















A little while later...









Looks like Lauren's had a bit too much wine, but that's ok. Adaline was planning on putting everyone up for the night. Since she has two extra bedrooms, she has plenty of space for everyone to stay over. Looks like her "best buds" Christmas party was a smashing success!  :-)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Adaline's First Christmas in Moreville

Adaline King moved to Moreville a few weeks ago. Now that she's somewhat settled in her new home, she met up with her old friend Darby Kenner for lunch at Bella Donna's before hitting the mall to do some Christmas shopping.












 













Good to see Darby and Adaline blending in nicely with the rest of the Moreville residents. Some were jealous of Darby at first, not only because Cruz is such a handsome guy, but also because she is so drop-dead gorgeous herself. They were jealous of Adaline for the same reason - she's simply beautiful. Heads turned when they first walked into Bella Donna's. Mr. Carino couldn't catch his breath for a second, and waiter Anthony almost dropped an entire tray of lunches! LOL But now that folks have gotten to know them, they've taken to them with open arms. Can't wait for Adaline's party! :-)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Barbie or Fashion Royalty?

For those of you that celebrated Thanksgiving, I hope yours was full of food, fun, friends and family.

The holiday saw the arrival of yet another new Moreville resident. Cruz' girlfriend Darby arrived a few days prior giving her plenty of time to celebrate it with Cruz in their new home. Of course, none of the established Moreville ladies knew that Cruz already had a girlfriend, so there were widespread tears and groans of disappointment. Saturday night, Cruz took Darby to Casey's.









Since Cruz and Darby are the first Fashion Royalty dolls I got, I decided to do a little comparison between them and the Barbie and Ken dolls. I didn't realize that Cruz was a bit taller than Ken. Here he is alongside Casey and Ryan.



Here is a close-up of the guys. Cruz can fit into some of Ken's pants and shirts, but some of the jeans are a little tight on him. He can fit in the jackets, but the sleeves are too short. Also, the only pair of shoes he can fit into is Ryan's work boots.


Here are the ladies. Again, I didn't realize that Darby was taller than the Barbies. Here she is alongside Lauren (redhead) and Sophia.


Here'a a close-up. Darby is from the Integrity Toys Gloss Convention. Barbie's pants are too short for her. She fits well into the long formals and the longer skirts. Here she's wearing the Tim Gunn outfit. She doesn't have any shoes because none of Barbie's fit her. They're all way too small.


Here she is compared to the guys. She's just a bit taller.


The only issue I have with the Fashion Royalty dolls is the price tag. I know Integrity doesn't mass produce like Mattel does, and all their dolls are for adult collectors and not children, but some of the dolls on the secondary market still seem overpriced to me. Even the clothes are expensive. But then again, you get what you pay for. I have my eye on two more from the convention, but they'll have to wait until after Christmas.

Don't get me wrong, I still love my Barbie and Ken dolls. If it wasn't for Casey, Ryan, Anna Lee, Miranda, even Amber and all the other colorful characters, Moreville wouldn't even exist. So I'm grateful to them and for them. Some may eventually move away, but most will stay. And for those that move out, others will move in. Some will come from Mattel, others from Integrity. And they'll all live happily ever after...:-)