Quarantine Barbies

My Quarantine Barbies are my Comedic Commentary on The Quarantine.

They aren’t for sale – just for fun. I hope they make you smile.

Quarantine Barbie Starter pack

I used the Barbies to reflect what I was going thru in Quarantine. I started with the Quarantine Starter Pack – Curvy Doll Wearing Stretchy Pants, trying to keep busy and snacking.

I learned all about Zoom

Quarantine Barbie Zoom Ken

So many moms were now working from home

working from home mom barbie

I resorted to DIYing my personal care like in the Home Salon Edition

Quarantine Barbie Home Salon Edition

I Binge-Watched tons of shows.

quarantine binge watching barbie

My hubby has constantly been in the kitchen baking up cookies and banana bread like the Bread Baking Barbie.

Quarantine Barbie

 We became the Quarantine Quarreling Couple bickering about who has to clean up the mess.

quarantine quarreling couple barbie ken

I have taken Online Shopping next level.

shopping online barbie quarantine barbie

My daugher is homeschooling and was complaining about the chaos of never leaving the house and having her youngest child permenantly attached to her leg.

Quarantine Barbie Pandemic

I watched a lot of my friends posting about their New Hobbies – such as taking up the ukulele, knitting, and putting together puzzles.

Quarantine Barbie New Hobby Edition

“What Time Is It?”  I suffered with insomnia and had my hours all mixed up.

quarantine barbie what time is it

“What Day Is It?” was a question that my hubby and I kept asking each other.

We couldn’t keep track of what day it was. I finally got the calendar down and put it on the kitchen counter so we could look at it the first thing every morning.

Quarantine barbie what day is it

I made the Pandemic Heroes – Sanitation Worker

Pandemic Hero Barbie Sanitation Worker

Health Care Worker

Pandemic Hero Barbie Health Care Worker

and Grocery Worker – because not everyone got to stay home safely and quarantine. Our essential workers were out there every day getting the job done.

essential worker grocery worker

I was asked to make a Gardener Barbie

Quarantine Barbie gardening edition

I think ten thousand people asked, “Where’s the Wine?” So….. I Wine A Lot Barbie

I wine a lot Barbie

With everyone spending so much time at home – It was the perfect time to spruce things up – DIY Gets Real Barbie

Our Crazy About Cats Barbie had lots of company during quarantine.

crazy about cats quarantine barbie

I recently started on some Post-Pandemic Barbies. My first was Post-Pandemic Baby Boom Barbie because I had suspected this would be the case – and have recently seen online pregnancy announcements.

Now that 2020 is half-way over – I have had to re-adjust my expectations. So I made My Plans Vs 2020 & Will I Ever Wear Jeans Again

my plans vs 2020 barbie

Will I ever wear jeans again barbie

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 a Corona Beer. When I googled images for postponed and cancelled weddings – many popped up with couples and Corona Beer. So, I got on ebay and ordered some tiny Corona Beers for my Wedding Day 2020 Barbie and Ken.

Barbie wedding 2020 postponed


The Barbie Photographer is me. I will continue posting my one-of-a-kind Barbies on my social media accounts.

quarantine barbie photographer

Some Fun Press about the Quarantine Barbies Below

CBS This Morning – Talk of the Table

Good Morning America Quarantine Barbies

Good Morning America – Quarantine Barbies

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Art Magazine – Germany

Country Living Quarantine Barbies

Country Living

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quarantine barbie newsweek

Newsweek – My Turn – Tonya Ruiz

marysol Castro quarantine barbies

Interview with Marysol Castro – WPIX 11 – New York’s Very Own

The Liberty Times – Taiwan

To watch at: WGN9 Chicago’s Very Own


Insider Quarantine Barbie

Elle.com Italy


scary mommy quarantine barbies

Scary Mommy Article


“And while the “official Barbies” are keeping it light for the little ones, the “unofficial ones” are keeping it real for the big kids among us.” Read more at the link.

TribLive Quarantine Barbies






KC IFEANYI wrote, “Over the years, Mattel has expanded its line of Barbies to accommodate more realistic standards. In 2016, we were introduced to a line of “curvy,” “tall,” and “petite” Barbies. Earlier this year, we got an even more diverse squad that had vitiligo and no hair and were differently abled. Incorporating varying complexions and body sizes is great, but one woman is taking the realism up a notch with her self-made line of “Quarantine Barbies.”” …..  Read more at link

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Stephanie Ortiz wrote, “Barbie’s always been accustomed to living the high life. She’s truly a boss with her massive wardrobe, her fancy pink convertible, her fabulous Dream House, and her handsome -if genitally challenged- boyfriend Ken.
If you grew up playing with Barbies, then you know that her life is the sort that most girls dream about. But it turns out that despite her luxurious surroundings, even Barbie is having a tough time weathering QUARANTINE LIFE.”
Read more at link below



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To read more about my Quarantine Barbies 


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Healthy Happy News

Flooxer Now quarantine barbies

Flooxer Now

To see My Barbie Story – watch #obsessed

 MOMS.COM did a feature on my Real Life Barbies

“Tonya Ruiz loved Barbie as kid, and now she uses a more realistic version of the doll to recreate a mini universe that mirrors her own life….” Read more at the link

MOMS.COM Tonya Ruiz

moms.com quarantine barbies

Mom.com Quarantine Barbies

Learn more about how Barbie Gets Real