Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Blogging Please

Lots to talk about, lots to talk about y'all!

First things first: how did my child lose the ability to smile in pictures? Lately every time I hold the camera up, I get this:

Don't get me wrong, still cute but EVERY TIME! lol She's a nut...

Speaking of Toot, the other day she started choking on a biter biscuit and being home by myself, I ended up having to go halfway down her throat to dislodge it and have been having mini panic attacks ever since. Not.Fun.

Anyhoo, announcement time YAY!

1. If you look to your right, you'll see notice that Gauche Alchemy is giving away some Graphic 45 fabulousness so make sure to get over there and leave a comment for a chance to win, tell them Maggi sent ya! (I won't get anything for it but I like seeing my name in print. :P)

2. And for our readers on the left side of the blog you'll notice that the ever fantastic Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist is hosting another fabulous blog party!

You may remember that Vanessa hosted the Mad Tea Party blog party I participated in and I'm looking forward to this one as well! I'm already thinking to get my mom to come over and watch Toot because I'm sure to be partying all day long if the Mad Tea Party was any indication! lol Check out Vanessa's party announcement HERE and join us for some muwahahahaha type fun!

3. You will never guess what I got in the mail today! I was fortunate enough to get some happy mail today which really brightened up my day! The amazingly talented Y from Do More With Less made me a little thank you gift for hosting the Christmas in July blog party and I was so excited to see this fabulous little box:

And the inside:

Not only that but she gave me this fabulous pin!

Thank you so much Y, this was so thoughtful of you! And listen dearest readers, if you do not visit her blog on a regular basis, you are truly missing out because she is awesome so drop by and say hello!

4. The last thing (I think) that I wanted to mention is that I bought one thing while in New York that I stumbled on by accident and have been looking for one for years. When Chris and I were dating and I went up to NY to see him, I saw these dolls called "Pullip" at FAO Schwartz. Not being cheap dolls, I was unable to get one at the time and have been thinking about them ever since.

While on our way to NY recently I told Chris that I was getting one, so there! lol And of course FAO no longer sells them! BOO! (Yes, I could buy on online but I'm an instant gratification kinda gal thank you very much) So enter a comic book store Chris used to go to years ago and there it was in the collectibles case: a Pullip doll! This particular one is called "Kirsche" and if you have no idea what I am talking about, check out Wiki. Since these dolls eyes move back and forth and close, their "lifelikeness" has started a brush fire of photographs and forums. Check out a Pullip search on Flickr HERE.

Speaking of which, here are a couple of pics I took of mine:

Plus, Top Chef is back and Project Runway starts tomorrow! WOOOOO HOOOOO! :D

I hope everyone is having a great week! I do have some crafty stuff I'm working on that I hope to show soon and will hopefully be able to do a Fab Five this week. Thanks for visiting and thanks so much for your lovely comments!


Anonymous said...

Toot! what a goof ;-)

ooh, a Halloween Blog Party! that sounds fun!

icandy... said...

Look at that face!!! How cute!!! Thanks for all the info, girl! You've been busy!

Jackie said...

awe Toot is so adorable I LOVE the picture!

Jessica Cangiano said...

First off thank goodness Toot is ok! I nearly choked to death as a child (3-ish) and was saved by mother, too. For weeks afterwards I was terrified to eat solid food and survived on milkshakes, but luckily I got over that and have been an extremely cautious eater (as in I chew each bite a lot) ever since.

Secondly, how incredibly awesome is it that you love Pullips, too! I discovered them in 2007 and started collecting that Christmas. I have five gals and one Taeyang. I know that's a small "family" compared to many doll collectors out there, but I feel blessed to have even that many of these amazing little dolls to call my own. Huge congrats on your first girl - be warned, they're like potato chips, stopping at just one is nearly impossible ;D

Oodles of hugs to you, sweet dear!
♥ Jessica

jacque4u2c said...

Oh TOOT - always stealing the show!!! What a cutie!!!!

Bella said...

Toot is so funny. :) I love your gift - and that doll is very cool.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry that Toot had a choking accident....that is SCARY!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE the idea of a next blog party....hope I can play this time!!! And loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your happy mail and that BEAUTIFUL DOLL! :):):)):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


those Pullip dolls are fun...I bought mine off Ebay acouple of years ago, I also have a boy Pullip.
I hardly play with mine anymore, guess I should. I have several of the 60cm dollfie dolls also. At one time I was creating fashions for this size doll and selling them on Ebay also. But then I switched to altered art work. YOURS is pretty, do you like the blythe dolls???
Toot is so cute, scary her getting choked poor baby, glad you were with her - you good Mommie :)

laterg8r said...

toot will grow out of it, she does THINK she is smiling beautifully. maybe show her a mirror LOL!

sorry but googly eyed dolls freak me out :0

i think i might have to join that blog party too - do you know if it has to be uber scary or if it can be more cutesy halloweeny stuff?

Chrisy said...

First of all, the Pullip doll...oh my I'm jealous! You realise that this'll be the start of a whole nother world! Haven't recovered from the Mad Tea Party yet...and now a Halloween one! And the choking...have been's as if time goes into slow's horrible...but she's looking all recovered now - even if Mum isn't!

Fink said...

I just remember those days of those faces! I think they get to the point of hating a camera!!!! It is so funny but that has got to be it so they turn into little "poops"! LOL Wow, a lot is going down! Love the doll and I will tell them you sent me! Whew! I love you visit me!!! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Uh huh, my son used to make that exact face...I don't know what it is...but i feel ya!

Love your new doll, she's very cool! Love the last pic!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Toot's is so cute doing that, maybe dad taught her on the side :o

You are so hilarious with the doll poses, I could just look at posts of your various model looks. So funny with the hand on the wood and smelling the flower. Love it big time,
hey totally cute as doll.

Nora Johnson said...

Sure Toot will grow out of it - just a phase!!

Love the doll - especially last pic!

Hope you'r having a great day!

btw hope you can join other blogpals on our trip today (Thursday) into Marbella for lunch and MORE retail therapy!! Details in current post!! xxx

kathj said...

lol lol lol toot is so cute. And I love that doll. Strange I never used to like dolls but I got an ugly (shhhh dont tell her) fairy doll in Italy 2 years ago and now I think I love dolls, but Im not going to go mad and buy loads lol.

Molly Lou Gifts said...

I loved that picture of Toot and laughed when I saw it, but I TOTALLY get what you mean. One, two, three are cute, but everytime is a bit much. Mini #1 did this for a long time and now mini #2 is starting to do it too. It would at least be better if they did it at the same time. AHHH!!!

Loved your gift set and the doll! Have a great day.

Jocelyn said...

Oh Maggi...that pic is priceless and Gavin did the very same thing for quite awhile!!!! I could just kiss her up!!!! What wonderful Happy pretty. I love your doll...she is stunning!!!! Thanks for your wonderful posts...I so look forward to reading them!!! Scary thing with the biter cookie....both of the boys choked on them also and we never gave them another one!!!!!

BunnyKissd said...

My daughter recently got her first Pullip (Celsiy) and has posted a ton of pics on her flickr:

jacque4u2c said...

Yes, it is me again. I just had to come by and get a pick me up and see that cute TOOT!

Danielle said...

O MY GOODNESS!! Too many things!!
Glad Toot is ok. Very Scary.
The Halloween party seems too overwhelming for me. I checked out her blog when I got the email, and almost passed out. I think I am not worthy!!
That DOLL. Get out of here!! TOO Cute. But, I still love Hello Kitty.
Enjoy your crafty time!!

missy said...

oh my gosh....toot is way to cute.
but what a scary time you had i am sure!!!!!!
now going to check out all the blogs you talked about!!!!

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling, first let me start by saying that Toot is adorable smiling or not. Second, I am so glad she is OK, I had that happened with my children, with both of them!! so I know how scary that is. I am at work now, but will return to read your post about Halloween and the blog you recommend. I will do it tonight. Have a lovely day darling and kiss Toot for me!!

♥ Hugs ♥

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling, first let me start by saying that Toot is adorable smiling or not. Second, I am so glad she is OK, I had that happened with my children, with both of them!! so I know how scary that is. I am at work now, but will return to read your post about Halloween and the blog you recommend. I will do it tonight. Have a lovely day darling and kiss Toot for me!!

♥ Hugs ♥

Elise said...

just wanted to say what a wonderful blog you have. Your pictures are stunning and I've really enjoyed having a nose around. Thank you and best wishes !

Andrea said...

First of all Toot is way too cute! I love when they start making those funny faces!! HA!!
Also, I thin kI need one of those dolls too!!! I love the pic of her smelling the flowers!!!

yyam said...

Toot is sooooo cute! She will outgrow this phase. Don't ask her to pose or smile...just capture her strutting her stuff...advice from an aunt...3 nephews

Knew you would love the pin...saw it on vacation in Malaysia and's pretty and Maggi! :)

I'm not a doll fan but I love that she's wearing fishnet sexy!

Anonymous said...

ps it's no Oscar, but hey, it's an award! :-) so come and get it!

Lisa T. Howard said...

Goodness gracious! I bet you were terrified during the choking incident! Glad Toot is OK. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that cute little face in the pic! I'll say it once again, she is adorable! Love your happy mail and that doll is gorgeous! Glad you got her!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Somebody (Toot) is exploring her other expressions. She is working the camera in a whole new direction :D, gotta love self expression daaaahling!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

What a great post! It brought smile to my face :-))) The first picture is so funny, it reminded me of my daughter back when she was 1 ad I tryed to introduce her to baby carrots. :-)))Thank you for the wonderful words, they touched me so very much!Thank you for being so wonderful and kind. I am wishing you the most beautiful weekend!:-)))

nscropper said...

LOL ... adorable pic ... they all do that at that age ... they think they have a fabulous smile happening. (just for Mom) hehe
Wow, that box is gorgeous and so is the pin ... beautiful stuff.
Love the doll too. :)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Aw!! Toot! You are simply A.dor.a.ble!!!! and my most recent and favorite word (inspired by you) Abso-TOOT-ly!

I'm glad that all is well after the cookie choking!

What a great thank you gift and that pullip doll's eyes are really beautiful.

Maggi, I know that you have your hands full (and I don't know how you do it!) but if ya have a moment, don't be shy...come back by! (shameless invitation...I just love to see a new comment or two :o)

haha...still having fun "recovering " from your wonderful Christmas parties!