Zuru Mini Brands – Realistic Miniatures

#Ad – Zuru sent me some 5 Surprise Mini Brands as a free gift I collect realistic one-sixth-scale miniatures and have quite a collection of them. The Zuru Mini Brands have been such a great addition to my minis – because they fit perfectly into my tiny world. Who doesn’t love teeny-weeny versions of their...

Happy Veterans Day

I usually photograph toys and miniature items – but on this day and on a more serious note – I would like to say Thank You to all the Veterans who have served and sacrificed for our country.

Dolls on Instagram and the Dollstagram Vocabulary

Are you familiar with the Dollstagrams on Instagram? There are accounts for almost any type of doll you can think of – including: Barbie dolls, American Girl dolls, Blythe dolls, Ball Jointed Dolls and even Flatsy dolls.  #ad #amazonaffiliate There are also Instagrammers – that are using dolls – as if they are real people –...

Happy 60th Birthday Barbie From The Barbie Generation

Happy Birthday Barbie! #Barbie60 Today, many around the world are celebrating Barbie’s Birthday. Did you know Barbie was introduced on March 9, 1959 at the New York Toy Fair? She sold for $3. In 1963, Life Magazine declared five-year-old Barbie – The Most Popular Doll in Town. I was born that year into the Barbie...

Dressing Barbie by Legendary Barbie Fashion Designer Carol Spencer

#AD #AmazonInfluencer Dressing Barbie is a new book coming out in March. It is written by legendary Barbie fashion designer, Carol Spencer, who helped transform Barbie into a style icon. *I get a comission if you buy thru this link. I recently had the pleasure of meeting the author of Dressing Barbie – Carol Spencer....

Barbie Gets Real Amazon Ideas

Amazon Influencer #ad Looking for Ideas for your Barbie dollstagram or diorama? Are you are interested in some of the dolls, miniatures and products I use on Barbie Gets Real? I have made an Amazon Storefront so you can see what I recommend for adult collectors who are building dioramas and photographing their dolls. Click Here:...

Grandma Barbie Gets Real

Would you buy a Grandma Barbie doll complete with: crow’s feet, reading glasses, a larger waist, white cotton granny panties, elastic-waist jeans, sensible shoes and a flannel covered hot water bottle? aka Over-fifty-Reality-Barbie Comfort Loving Grandma Barbie is not available in stores – I created this Barbie spoof just for fun. But… There is a...

Dollstagrams on Instagram

Have you heard about the Dollstagrams on Instagram? It’s the doll-collecting community on Instagram that photographs their Barbie, American Girl, and various other dolls. I am fairly new to dollstagramming, as I only started my Barbie Gets Real Instagram last year as a family project with my grandkids and I wrote the story behind my Barbie...

Not So Great Shape Grandma Barbie

Are You in Great Shape? As opposed to Great Shape Barbie? I’m the Not So Great Shape Grandma Barbie – but I’m overcoming my struggles with body image. Do you want to know why? As a teenage-fashion model, I worked in an industry with beauty standards few could attain and even fewer could keep. During...