AARP Magazine – How Barbie Is Keeping Me Sane

How Barbie Is Keeping Me Sane.  Instagrammer Tonya Ruiz turn familiar toy into Sly Social Commentary. As a teenager, I actually followed in Barbie’s footsteps and became a fashion model. Teen magazine did a story on me about moving to Paris at age 16. I was glamorous! But then I got married and did the white-picket...

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My Inner Child Has A Credit Card

A few years ago, I started a doll account on Instagram and stumbled into a rabbit hole that led to a tiny plastic parallel universe.  One thing led to another – I had the dolls, then I needed a dollhouse, then I needed furnishings and appliances, artwork for the walls, rugs for the floors….  I...

Barbie and Ken Wedding Day 2020 Postponed

A wedding coordinator suggested that I make a Postponed Wedding Barbie and Ken – due to her experiences in 2020. When researching it online – I saw that many sent out change-the-date announcements that were Corona-Beer Themed. For example – this card found on Etsy: When Life Gives You Corona, Add Lime and Postpone. It featured...

Shopping Online Barbie

Do you Shop Online? I do most of my shopping this way – so I thought it would be fun to make a Shopping Online Barbie. Not only is it necessary to have comfy clothes and a messy bun – but snacks are important.  Plus, the bank statements and credit cards are a BIG part...

Working From Home Mom Barbie

There are so many Working From Home Moms this year! 2020 has seen so many women struggling and juggling their way through the day. This is my comedic commentary on the Working From Home Mom – complete with a Fussy Baby and Energetic Toddler. What’s For Dinner? Bagel Bites! Working From Home Mom Barbie Dressed...

DIY Gets Real Barbie

Since we were all confined inside during quarantine – it was the perfect time to spruce things up! Record numbers of people were tackling DIY home improvement projects. Am I the only one who ends up with paint in my hair? This doll has everything she needs for that Home Improvement Project – including an...

I Wine a Lot Barbie

Because you asked……   Ten Thousand people asked, “Where’s the wine?” This is for you. USA Today reported that Americans are drinking more during the Pandemic. More about My Quarantine Barbies

Crazy About Cats Barbie

There have always been stories about the “Crazy Cat Lady.” I thought it would be fun to affectionately make a “Crazy About Cats” parody Barbie. I love using humor as comedic commentary – and many ladies have responded upon seeing this, “This is me!” They aren’t crazy – but rather, ladies who are crazy about...

My Plans vs 2020 / Will I Ever Wear Jeans Again?

There are so many “My Plans vs 2020” memes out there. My plans for the year verses reality have been quite different. So…. you gotta laugh and I don’t mind poking fun at myself. Melissa Locker wrote for Time.com: “Abraham Lincoln once said, “I laugh because I must not cry, that is all.” They are wise...

Post Pandemic Baby Boom Barbies

I thought these Post Pandemic Baby Boom Barbies would be funny, because people were beginning to announce their pregnancies online. #BarbieGetsReal Today.com wrote: So much for social distancing: See 14 creative pandemic pregnancy announcements These couples are expecting a baby in quarantine and announcing it in style.  Click here to read more!   Post-Pandemic Baby...