Thursday, June 22, 2017

New Fashionistas!

Hello, its me! I know I haven't been very active lately, although I have been reading many of your blogs and making some comments. The last couple of months have been a bit tough for me healthwise. I had my annual physical, and I knew I was having some health issues. It seems that there was something wrong with about every test, so I have been to all the specialties. Heart, lungs, gastrointestinal, Obgyn and rheumatology. They have put me through so many invasive tests. I sometimes wonder how in the world they come up with them. I mean, there has to be a better way to prep for a colonoscopy! The prep is what will kill you! I also had a biospy in my temple and had part of my hair shaved off. I am being treated for temporal arteritis which required the use of steroids which started at extremely high doses and that seemed to cause me so many other issues! I am working through it all and now that I am tapering off of the steroids a bit, I am feeling a bit better. Don't worry though, I am not going anywhere! 

So, since I really didn't feel up to going out of the house to shop, I did take advantage of online shopping. Amazon had many of the new Fashionistas, so, of course, I had to have some of them! I think the post office has just built a conveyor belt to my front door to deliver all of the packages. 😏🚐

I will share with you the first arrivals.


All have been rebodied, and some redressed. 
I am giving you the particulars on each doll below. I hope you enjoy!




Well, that is it for the first batch! Trust me, there is more to come! I mean, what else was I gonna do? I love dolls! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my new dolls.


27 comments:

  1. I am glad that your are feeling much better.

    Very nice haul!! I like so many of them. Sigh... so many great choices!

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    1. I guess it is all a part of aging, right??? That is what I keep telling myself! Now that my hair is starting to grow back out where they shaved it, I have kind of a funky new hair style too!

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  2. I am thrilled to see that, despite everything that's been going on, you are still in good spirits. Shopping is one way I entertain myself during the summer months, so I can relate. Thanks for sharing your haul. I have some customizations to share and of course my BC.com order- hopefully soon.

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    1. I do try my best to keep my spirits up. One of my docs told me that I had every right to complain with everything that was going on, but he was happy that I did my best to look at the positive side of things!

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  3. As someone with a mystery chronic illness, I can definitely relate! I'm sorry you've been going through the medical wringer, but glad to hear that you are ultimately going to be okay! Dolls are really a great way to pass the time :) Looks like some great additions and I can't wait to see the rest!

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    1. Thanks, Erin! Sorry to hear that you have to go through medical issues too. My dolls definitely do help to lift my spirits.

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  4. Phyllis, I'm so happy to see a post from you. You, like others in our community with health issues are a good reminder of the role dolls play in bringing joy particularly during trying times. Looks like you're having Christmas in June. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy those pretty Fashionistas!!!

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    1. Yes, our dolls do have a way of giving us joy through some difficult times. I am definitely enjoying getting new dolls! This year is a milestone year for me - I will will be 65 in July (I can hardly believe it, but it is true). So I am making it my Birthday year and really treating myself well on the dolly front! I am glad Mattel had been bringing out so many new dolls -- do you think they did it for my birthday???

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  5. Great new dolls :) Did you see in shop new Kens?

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    1. Yes, I saw all of the new Kens and have ordered them from Mattel shop! Free shipping on all of them even though it may take a while for them to get here!

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  6. I am so sorry to hear about your health challenges and the poking and prodding you've undergone to get to the crux of the problems. I agree about the colonoscopy prep. I am due for one this year I think and do not look forward to it because of the prep. Goodness, there has to be a better way.

    I really like what you've done with the new girls. Thanks for the heads up on the IT bodies. I purchased two this morning. :-) Didn't expect to be enabled by coming here, but it happens. :-) I look forward to seeing what you do with the other dolls that will or have already arrived. Take care of yourself.

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    1. I think you will really like the Dynamite girl bodies! Can't beat the price of $15 either for an IT body!

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    2. Hi Phyllis,

      I purchased two of the IT bodies and did a quick comparison with a few dolls here. Thanks again for sharing the info about the bodies.

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    3. You are very welcome! I am glad that it worked out for you.

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  7. Życzę Ci dużo zdrowia i pogody ducha!
    Warto sobie sprawić przyjemność zakupami ;-) Dziewczyny są prześliczne, zwłaszcza że zamieniłaś im ciałka na mtm!
    Szybko wracaj do zdrowia!
    Pozdrawiam Cię serdecznie!

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    1. Thank you for the well wishes! Shopping always helps, especially when new dolls come out!

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  8. Yes, Yes!! The dolls are the best cure. Sometimes the thought of my physicals make me sick. As along as I know you are doing good, I'm happy. I just want you to stay strong.

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    1. Thanks, Brini! My dolls do give me much pleasure and they help me a lot, but also have friends out in the blogosphere who I know care about me also is a big help! Thanks!

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  9. Unfortunately dolls are not a cure all, but they sure do help us enjoyably pass the time and focus on other things. Sorry to hear about your health issues.

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    1. That is exactly what they do for me. And, since I am unable to do a lot of the things I used to do because of my health, it is a help to me that the dolls are something I am able to do and that I enjoy so much!

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  10. Great haul, Phyllis! The only new one I've gotten so far is Tropi-cutie...I saw her reappear briefly on Amazon so I snagged her! She's so cute. Thanks for the heads up about the IT body! I'm still waiting for a darker skintone MTM!!
    I really hope your health issues clear up soon. I know steroids really mess with everything! Hopefully you will not have to be on them for too long.
    I hope your daughters are doing well!

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    1. Thanks, Farrah! I have been a maniac lately with my doll shopping! 🤑😵. Unfortunately, it is going to be a while before I can get the steroid dosage down enough to get rid of some of the side effects. I feel like a puffer fish with how swollen my face and body have become! Anyway, I get to go down to 25 mgs next week, so I hope that helps!

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  11. I am travelling and am just catching up with my doll lover friends and blogs today. I am so sorry to hear about your health issues! Dolls are the best therapy. I'm looking forward to a long day of playing with mine when I get home just to get over the travel stress. I hope you're feeling better soon and the invasive tests stop. There is truly nothing worse than preparing for a colonoscopy! Yuck!!!! Been there, done that...

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    1. Fortunately, the colonoscopy went well so I won't need another one of those for 5 years! Still working through the other health concerns, but I am feeling a bit better now that they are ramping down my steroid dosage. Will be having a cervical biopsy in August (that was the soonest I could get it on the schedule) and then, hopefully that will be it for a while! Thank you so much for your concern!

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  12. Hi Phyllis! I hadn't read this post until today, and I'm so sorry that you're not feeling well. I hope you recover soon!

    That's a great haul, I really love the afro hair girl. I wonder if she will match the music teacher AA Barbie skintone...

    Hope I can hear from you soon!

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    1. The music teacher AA Barbie is too dark for her. I don't think that there is a current Mattel body that matches her, but I got the Dynamite Girls AA body from IT for only $15. It was a great match!

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  13. Hi Phyllis I'm sorry you've been going through so many health issues,if God willing everything will be ok with you <3.
    Thanks for share with us your new dolls,i am in Love with the curvy girl #66,she is cute.
    happy week
    xx

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