Sunday, February 24, 2013

Let There Be Light!

 You may remember this blue-roof dollhouse as one I got at Christmas.   There were lightbulbs in this house, but the electrical cord was pretty rotten, so we removed it.
 Well, my hubby is a master Mr. Fix-It, and I now have working lights in the dollhouse!
 It's a little annoying that the cord comes out the front of the house like that, but that was the original design, so we left it that way.  I'll figure out a way to keep it mostly hidden.
It's my first house with lighting, so that's exciting!  Now I just need to finish decorating to take advantage of the full effect!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Rich (with Porch Benches) Dollhouse Tour

 This was the first Rich dollhouse I got, and it's finally ready for its grand tour!  I'm not sure if this model has a proper name, but I distinguish it as being the one with the cute porch benches!
 Let's meet our family, shall we?  Wait, kids, stop playing around on the benches, and stand for a proper portrait!
 There we go!  I think I'll call this family the Rich's, for obvious reason (they live in a Rich house!).  The parents have a sort of snooty vibe to them, with their fancy-schmancy clothes, and they're also much too tall to fit through their own doorway, but as a family, they're nice enough!  And isn't the baby cute?  You'll notice that she never gets up off her blankie, because she's been permanently attached to it, poor thing!
 The first room Mrs. Rich would like to show you is her kitchen.  She's a fan of the mis-matched look.  Her chairs don't match and neither do her curtains, but it's a friendly room anyway!
 For decor, she has added a beautiful green decorative plate on her refrigerator, and Mr. Rich insisted on adding the cardboard and plastic ship-in-a-bottle above the breakfast table.
 What a nice, cozy rug to stand on while doing dishes!
The front hallway is where Mrs. Rich spends a lot of her time.  Can you guess why?
 She loves to gab away on her phone while keeping watch on the baby in her playpen.
 If none of her friends are home to call, she may consider reading one of the books from the cupboard across the room.
 Mr. Rich, with his fancy sparkly shirt, likes to relax in the living room with his dog.
 Mrs. Rich gets on him about fixing the crack in the wall behind him, but he just ignores her!
Who wants to do work when there's a nice fire going in the fireplace?
 Mrs. Rich decides to leave the baby under Dad's supervision and comes up to relax on the chaise in her bathroom for a while.
She has tried to make this a pretty room with floral decals on her vanity chair and wastebasket, and matching floral curtains.
 It's so nice, she may just fall asleep in here!
 Onto the children's room.  They are each standing next to their respective beds to show you where they sleep.
 Sister has a nice pink bed, and Brother has a nice blue one with a little duck!
 They like to relax in their little upholstered chairs or play with toys on the rug.
 Mrs. Rich heard the baby crying from downstairs, so decided it was time for a nap in her crib.
She looks forward to Baby growing big enough to sleep in with the other children, so that there's not a crib blocking the view of her gorgeous bed!
Oh well...  Night-night, little baby!
And here's a view of the whole house.  I've really found that each house develops its own character.  I find this family the funnest so far of my families.  I just can't get it out of my mind that these parents have snooty personalities!  They just give me that vibe!
I hope you've enjoyed the tour!  I've updated my sidebar to include all the dollhouse tours so far, so if you've missed one, you can take a look!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Playroom Featured!

Guess what?  Our playroom is featured on Apartment Therapy!  How fun!   Here's the link.
If you'd like to see more photos, you can view the full tour here.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

My Sweet Six-Year-Old

 Well, guess who turned six yesterday?  Mr. Noah!  And, oh my, what handsome photos I got of him out in the yard after school!
 Seriously, I am so in love with this photo above!  My husband asked why I didn't fix his shirt before I took the photos, but I love the fact that it's not tucked in properly.  That's exactly how it looks every day!
 And I swear that up until these photos yesterday, I have not had a good photo of him for months.  He was going through that awful five-year-old stage of not being able to smile naturally for photos.  But apparently turning six cured him of that, because he just looks so handsome in all these photos!
 He is such a super, sweet, good kid!
We didn't have a birthday party with friends from school this year, but instead he requested going to Chuck E. Cheese with his cousins.   Just exactly what all of us adults (aunts, uncles, grandparents) wanted to do on Sunday afternoon, right? (pretend I said that really sarcastically...!)
 But surprisingly, it was a really great time!  They did such a good job making him feel special, with all kinds of extra perks.  And it was very inexpensive, probably cheaper than it would have been to throw a party at home!
The whole reason he wanted to go there is because he's seen commercials advertising the "Ticket Blaster", where the birthday child gets to grab flying tickets in a booth, and there's a chance you can win the "magic" ticket worth 1000 tickets.  Seriously, that was all he talked about in the days preceding the party.
And wouldn't you know it?  He actually got that magic ticket!  He was SO EXCITED!  I was so proud of him, as dumb as that may sound- ha ha!  But I just loved that he got the one thing he wanted so much!
With his gobs and gobs of tickets, he was able to buy a light-up sword (a more perfect prize could not have been made for him), which was pretty decent compared to the junk you usually get!
Yes, it's been a fun few days (and a fun few years) with this great kid!