Sunday, July 5, 2015

Roberta's Surprise Guest (Photostory)

It's late Saturday evening and Roberta is spending some time reading her bible.  She has had a full day, and she is just happy to sit back and relax.

*Brrrrrng.  Brrrrrrng*

"Hello? (pause)  JT... how are you?  (pause)  What do you mean you are in town?"
JT asks Roberta if he can drop by to see her.  She's perplexed, but agrees.  She gives him her address.

After hanging up the phone, she decides to play a quick tune on the piano.

"Now, what on earth could he want to talk about?"  (Roberta)

Roberta heads downstairs to freshen up.

"Here we go."  (Roberta)
Although she's confused about his visit, she's a little excited to see him again.

"JT, I can't believe you are here."  (Roberta)
"Feels good to hug you again."  (JT)

"Step back.  Let me take a look at you."  (JT)
"Are you hungry?  I can fix you something to eat."  (Roberta)
"No, I grabbed something earlier."  (JT)
"Well, let's go upstairs."  (Roberta)

"It's really good to see you again, Roberta."  (JT)
"Good to see you, too, but what brought you to town?"  (Roberta)
"You did.  I missed you."  (JT)

"What do you mean, you missed me?  When I was living in Florida, it was very clear that you had other things on your mind besides being in a relationship with me."  (Roberta)
"Just because we didn't put a label on it, doesn't mean we weren't a couple."  (JT)
Roberta starts chuckling.  JT pulls her closer to him.

"Look, I know I was a jerk sometimes, and I wasn't always there for you, but this move to Virginia has really thrown me for a loop.  I really miss you and I miss spending time with you."  (JT)

"That's sweet JT, but I don't know what you expect me to do.  My life is here now."  (Roberta)
"Well maybe my life can be here, too."  (JT)
Roberta is stunned and speechless.
"Say something." (JT)
"I don't know what to say.  I don't even know what that means."  (Roberta)

"I'm not 100% sure what that means either, but I would like for us to figure it out together."  (JT)
"That would be nice."  (Roberta)


Friday, July 3, 2015

Day Out with Grammy (Photostory)

Dasia loves spending quality time with her granddaughter, Carla.  Today they are starting at the nail salon before heading out to lunch.  Dasia is sporting her new white button down shirt and jeans.

Her white button down (which only looks lopsided because of her handbag) will be available soon.

It's my first time doing a collared blouse with a back yoke.

"So what will are we doing today?"  (manicurist)
"She's just going to have a basic manicure with a little color."  (Dasia)

"Grammy, can I get purple polish?"  (Carla)
"Purple polish?  I don't know, honey.  I'm not sure your mom will be okay with that."  (Dasia)
"She will   She lets me get different colors all the time."  (Carla)
Dasia reluctantly agrees and hopes for the best.

"Hello Mrs. Reed.  What are we doing today?"  (manicurist)
"Hi, darlin'.  I think I want french tips today."  (Dasia)

Grammy and granddaughter settle in to enjoy their manicures.

I shot these pictures this morning and when I went on Facebook to post a picture of Dasia there, the picture below was on my FB homepoage.  It was posted yesterday.  It is a picture of my stepgranddaughter, Carmen, getting a manicure at the salon.  I couldn't believe it!  What a coincidence.

Little Carmen getting her nails done.  

Friday, June 26, 2015

Dasia Shops at Ni'Chalets

I know what you are thinking.  Dasia shopping?  Doesn't she have enough clothes?  She loves clothes as much as most women.  After church she convinced her husband to stop by Ni'Chalet's for a few minutes.

Mr. Reed has assumed the male position.  Dasia is wearing her new houndstooth suit.

"Honey, would you mind holding my purse while I shop?"  (Dasia)
"Hand it here.  Maybe you should consider carrying a smaller purse that's more manageable."  (Mr. Reed)

"So what can I help you find today?"  (Racquel)

"I just need a casual outfit.  Maybe some capris and a top."  (Dasia)
"I have just the thing.  Come with me."  (Racquel)
Racquel and Dasia makes their way to the new Plus Size section, where Racquel picks out a cute black and white outfit.

Dasia appears out of the dressing room, pleased as punch.  This is just what she was looking for.
"So what do you think?"  (Racquel)
"I love it.  Let me get a closer look in the front mirror."  (Dasia)

So here it is.  A lightweight black knit crossover blouse and lightweight white capris.  Dasia immediately starts envisioning these capri pants with other tops she has at home. 

The red and white silk blouse.

The blue and red floral blouse.  She then started envisioning pieces the black top would complement. 

The leopard skirt.

Her charcoal skirt.  Her thoughts are interrupted as Racquel approaches her. 

"So do we have a winner?"  (Racquel)
"Yes.  I will take both pieces."  (Dasia)
"Will that be all today?"  (Racquel)
"Yes.  I'll come back and browse a little more next week when I am alone.  I saw a few more pieces that caught my eye."  (Dasia)

Dasia pays for her items and she and husband head home.  Dasia had one more stop to make.  She needed to stop by the tailors and finally get the buttons sewn on her suit. 

Here is the final result.  She was quite pleased.

She tried it on with her new outfit just to see what it looked like.

FYI:  The blouse, capri pants, and the suit will be listed in my Etsy store later this evening.

Friday, June 19, 2015

World Doll Day (Tag)

I've been tagged by Billa's Dolls and Fashions as part of a World Doll Day tag.  I'm not exactly sure when World Doll Day was.  Maybe someone will clue me in.  Anyhow, the rules of this tag are as follows:

1.  List 3 favorite dolls from the ones you got last year.
2.  List 3 dolls currently on your wishlist.
3.  Tag 5 people to do the same thing.

I barely remember buying dolls last year, but once I went back through my blog, I was reminded of a few faves.

#1 PRETTIE GIRLS Lena, Dahlia, and Kimora by One World Project.


#2 BARBIE LOOK  Red Carpet Gold Gown.  I knew the moment I saw this doll listed on that she would be part of my collection.  She did not disappoint.

#3  Barbie Doll 2007 by Robert Best.  I found her for a great price at the a local doll show last year.  She's a real beauty.

I don't really have a wishlist.  Most of the dolls that were on my grail list, I have already purchased.  However, below are a few dolls that I enjoy and wouldn't mind if they ended up in my collection.

#1  Bus Stop Darla Daley.  I almost purchased her a couple of times when she first came out.  I loved this whole look for her.  I don't have a Darla Daley in the collection, and I think one day that will change.
Image property of Integrity Toys

#2  The Midas Touch (First AA Poppy)  Isn't she gorgeous?  I will never own her, but I'm content just watching her from afar. 
Image property of Integrity Toys

#3 Incognito Elsa Lin 16" from Integrity Toys.  I have a few 16" dolls here, but I haven't bought one in a long time.  This lady is just gorgeous from head to toe.  Love the styling.

Image property of Integrity Toys

#3.5  And one more for good measure.  Super Natural Anais McKnight 16".  Another beauty from head to toe.
Image property of Integrity Toys.
I am tagging the following people.  If you don't want to participate, I completely understand.  If I didn't tag you and you would like to play, feel free.

1.  Jewell
2.  AG Lanc
3.  Janainah
4.  D7ana ( I know you have already been tagged, so you only have to do it once.  Lol)
5.  Cindi Mortensen  (This may help get you back to the dolls.  Who knows.)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Here All Along

Dasia's husband and family were here all along.  If I had just walked to the basement, I would have seen them.  This is the type of man I pictured for Dasia.  This is principal Reed.  Dasia Reed....has a nice ring to it.

So that means Pastor Carmelia is Dasia's daughter.  She has three grandchildren.  Two are pictured here.  Her son, Falcon has also arrived.  We will get to see him as soon as he gets himself together.  He is as fine in person as he was in his pictures.

They love their Grammy.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

"Oh No She Didn't"!

Finding a dolly online husband is a little like online dating in real life.   It might look perfect for you on that computer, but getting together can be a whole different story.  My Kaustik guy arrived a couple days ago, and he is even better in person.  Unfortunately, he and Dasia did not mesh.  However, he and Roberta immediately latched on to each other.  Apparently, they were kind of seeing each other when she was in Florida.  There will be a story soon to give more details about that.

"I can't believe that heifer stole my husband.  Let me get a little closer."  (Dasia)

"Dang, and he's fine.  Look at that body."  (Dasia)

Yes, look at that body.  And guess what?  His chest is soft and pliable.  Perfect for dolly squeezing.  Roberta is going to have a great time with this one.

I'm sorry he didn't work out for Dasia, but I'm very happy that Roberta has a man.

One reason why Dasia and the new guy didn't work out is because of the difference in their head sizes.  Dasia has a fairly big head, and I don't think a regular action figure guy is going to work with her.  So I hopped on line to see if I could find an older looking Starting Line Up sports figure.  They have relatively big heads, too.

The only guy I could find that looked old enough, was this guy.  I thought he might work with a few adjustments.  In real life this player, Mike Messier, is white, but they gave his figure a serious tan, so I thought he could pass for a light skinned black guy.  I love the outfits these guys come in.  There's one major problem.  I can't seem to get his gloves off, which tells me,he probably doesn't have any hands.  I was able to remove the nice skates and he does have feet.

So here he is with Dasia.  They have comparable head sizes, which is good.  I will have to give him a new body, and I may paint him a slight darker shade to give him a little more color.  All in all, I think this match will eventually grow on me.

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