Starbucks “You Are Here” Disneyland Mug Ornament

FAVORITE FINDS: OBJECTS

Starbucks “You Are Here” Disneyland Mug Ornament |  found at the Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Mug

One tiny coffee, please!

I’m finally back with an update — and a new find!

I recently went to the Disneyland Resort with my mom and we found ornament versions of the Disneyland Starbucks-exclusive “You Are Here” mugs! These ornaments and their human-sized counterparts are only sold at the Main Street, U.S.A. Starbucks at Disneyland. I managed to get the large version on a trip last year, and now my dolls have one!

Large and Small Disneyland Mugs

A Perfect Likeness!

Once the blue cord is removed, the ornament is a perfect miniature match to the real mug — right down to the box it comes in!

Disneyland Mugs

The Back Sides

If you photographed these separately on a blank background, the only way you’d be able to tell which one was the ornament would be by the thickness of the mug handle. The ornament’s handle is slightly thicker and more shallow than the real thing.

Lea with the Disneyland Mug

A BIG Cup of Coffee!

The human-sized mug is somewhat larger than typical mugs, so for me, the fact that the ornament is a little bigger than a typical doll mug isn’t really a deal-breaker for me. It’s definitely too heavy for a doll to hold, but it’d look great on a table near her.

At $12.95 each, these ornaments are definitely a bit of a splurge, but I couldn’t pass up having an exact miniature version of one of my favorite mugs.JenniferSig

More of the Mini Handbag

The more I look at this REED mini handbag key fob, the more I find to LOVE about it! Arista volunteered to help me show off more of this awesome bag!

Arista's new bag

The perfect size for an 18″ doll!

I didn’t realize it yesterday, but the inside and pockets of the bag are nicely lined! It really is like a purse that’s been miniaturized!

Nicely lined

Lined with the same fabric as the human-sized purses!

It holds a lot, too! I was able to fit two books and a pair of glasses plus fuzzy case easily inside.

Fit all the things!

The Essentials

I’m really impressed with the quality of this bag! There’s no way something like this would be available from American Girl for less than $20! I’m half-tempted to get another one…

As for this one… I think Arista’s pretty much claimed it.

Arista's new handbag

#selfie #newbag #itsmineallmine

JenniferSig

REED Atlantique Mini Handbag Key Fob

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REED Atlantique Mini Handbag Key Fob |  found at Kohl’s (in-store and online)

REED Atlantique Mini Handbag Key Fob

You can never have too many bags.

I LIVE!😉 It’s been awhile since I made a post, huh! I’ve been so busy with life stuff — celebrating birthdays, getting taxes done, updating my portfolio, other odds ‘n’ ends — that I haven’t had anything really update-worthy… until now!

Today my mom and I were over at Kohl’s and I spotted this REED mini handbag key fob out of the corner of my eye. These key fobs are the PERFECT size for American Girl dolls and they come in a few fun styles and colors. I chose this pretty fuchsia one and my mom chose the same style, but in “zephyr” (emerald green).

They’re currently on sale at Kohl’s (and on Kohls.com) for $16.50, but come out to $11.55 with a 30% off coupon.

REED handbag key fob

Working snap and room for all the essentials.

The bag seems to be pretty roomy, and I like that these have a single snap, so you can have accessories visible from inside the bag but keep the bag from opening too wide and having everything spill out. I love the rich color, too.❤

And if pink or this particular style isn’t your cup of tea, there are other colors and another style to choose from:

REED handbag key fob assortment

Blue and cream, green, and yellow!

Our local Kohl’s had a pretty good variety of these key fobs — though I did snag the last pink one. If the pink one hadn’t been available, I probably would’ve gone for the blue, black and cream handbag in the top left of the picture above. These are part of the REED Boxer Mini Handbag Key Fobs, which you can also find online.

This is actually the second mini handbag key fob I’ve gotten from Kohl’s. It’s nice to know that they secretly cater to American Girl dolls, too.😉JenniferSig

Semi-Easter-y!

Lightning quick post! I was going to post earlier, but our router is being a rather large poop and it took a while for my husband to get it working again (it’s a few years old, so I’m not completely surprised…).

Anyway! I think my Easter scene needs more… Easter. Chocolate bunnies – check, tulips – check… (I admit the palm I got yesterday may be a tad out of scale haha!) Maybe I’ll make a banner or something.:)

Easter display

It’s a start…

Our backyard is finally starting to get a little bit of color, too! My husband and I decided to start with something a bit harder to kill (hopefully). These succulents only need to be watered once a week. I added a little pop of color to the smaller pot (if you do add paint to a clay pot, you have to seal it on the outside and inside (I used a clear matte spray) or moisture will cause the paint to bubble).

succulents

Operation Keep These Things Alive! has commenced!

(And if anyone has any tips on caring for succulents – or just plants in general – I’m all ears! ;D)JenniferSig

OOTD – Edwardian-Inspired Easter

Outfits of the Day – Arista and Lea

It’s hard to believe Easter is so soon! St. Patrick’s Day was just last week! I don’t know about you, but I like when Easter falls in April (a little more spread out, y’know?).

But, with one week until Easter, I decided it was time to get at least a couple of my dolls ready. They’re my decorations this year, since most of our holiday stuff is still packed.

Arista and Lea are ready for Easter

A Modern Take on Edwardian Easter

Dresses:  On Arista – Samantha’s BeForever Meet Dress with Maryellen’s crinoline underneath, On Lea – Samantha’s Special Day Dress with the skirt from Grace’s Sightseeing Outfit underneath

Shoes: On Arista – Shoes from Samantha’s Special Day Dress, On Lea – Sandals from Grace’s Sightseeing Outfit

Accessories: On Arista – Necklace from Samantha’s BeForever Accessories, Kanani’s Meet Flower Clip, Lace Bow from Samantha’s Holiday Dress, Lea’s Logo Earrings, On Lea – Grace’s Bracelet, Lea’s Logo Earrings, Ribbon Headband from Samantha’s Special Day Dress

Arista ready for Easter

Pink with a bit of burgundy.

Arista makes a pretty good Samantha stand in (though I’m sure her winged eyeliner would probably cause a few fainting spells in 1904), so I’m not surprised that Samantha’s Meet Dress looks pretty good on her. And since the dress is a cooler pink, Kanani’s flower clip and Lea’s earrings work well with the outfit. For her shoes, I could’ve just stuck with the black mary janes that come with Samantha’s meet outfit, but the cherry red shoes from Samantha’s Special Day Dress tie in well with the burgundy velvet sash.

Lea ready for Easter

Bows from head to toe!

Lea looks so good in mint, Samantha’s Special Day Dress was an easy choice for her. And since I was already using Grace’s sandals for her shoes, I thought I’d try the matching skirt to kind of fluff up the dress (it added a tiny bit of volume, but not much). I know in the stock photos, the day dress headband is shown worn with all of the ribbon loops falling in the same direction, but I kind of like it better as a double-looped bow (and more like a hair tie than a headband).

And now I’ve got Arista and Lea acting as our Easter decor in the den, with Kit’s chocolate bunnies, Samantha’s tulips, and a few other odds ‘n’ ends.:)

Happy First Day of Spring, Happy Spring Break (I’m so jealous!!), and Happy One-Week-Til-Easter!❤JenniferSig

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! from Lea, tonberry and cactuar!

Protection from Pinching!

Every March 17th I’m reminded just how few green outfits I have for my dolls haha. One of these days, I’ll change that! Until then, I’ll just have to rely on my mini tonberry and mini cacutar to be our green.😉

And in the spirit of the day, I thought I’d share some non-American Girl, but still fun St. Patrick’s Day things with all of you!

A Pot Cup of Gold!

I really love to bake (which is probably part of why I loved Grace’s year so much), and in the past couple of years I’ve started trying to move away from box mixes to attempting to make stuff from scratch. I recently tried making Cupcake Project’s Ultimate Vanilla Cupcakes and they are so worth the time it takes to make them! So if you’re looking for a way to have your pot of gold without hunting for a rainbow or a leprechaun, this might be just the thing!

Vanilla Cupcakes

Mini pots of edible gold!

An Enchanting Irish Melody

My family really loves an Irish-Norwegian duo called Secret Garden. They’re not very well-known in the states (and to be honest, I don’t really remember how we found them), but Fionnuala Sherry has been one of my favorite Irish musicians since. This is one of my favorite songs she performs, Elan.

Here’s hoping you and yours have a fun and happy St. Patrick’s Day!:)
JenniferSig

OOTD – Stripes Ahoy!

Outfit of the Day – Sienna

Today is my husband’s birthday! So far we’ve gotten him his free grand slam at Denny’s and next up is getting his free birthday drink from Starbucks. But, before we can do that, we’re waiting for the termite guy to come and take care of another kick hole that appeared on our wall a week or so ago (a kick hole is a little hole the termite makes to kick sand-looking waste out as it munches on all of our wood ;_; ).

So! While Scott is playing Fire Emblem, I thought I’d make a quick post featuring Sienna’s outfit of the day!

Sienna's Outfit of the Day

 

Stripes Ahoy!

Tops: Nautical Graphic Tee (Girls and Dolls), Striped Hoodie

Shorts: Shorts from Grace’s City Outfit

Shoes: Sandals from Saige’s Sweater Outfit

Accessories: Saige’s Necklace, Grace’s Bracelet, Lea’s Braided Headband, Grace’s heart studs with AG star dangles (new version)

Lea's Braided Headband

A close match!

Lea’s braided headband is actually a pretty close match to Sienna’s hair color. Up close you can definitely tell that the headband is caramel and not red, but from far enough away, you can’t really see a difference. Hooray for mix ‘n’ match accessories!

Sienna and Chat

Adventure awaits!

This is almost a comfier-looking version of Grace’s City Outfit, with the white tee and red jacket taking the place of Grace’s sweater. The stripes of the jacket and the anchor graphic give this outfit a nautical look. I could’ve gone with flats, but I really like these sandals. They give the outfit a more laid-back look, perfect for a day of chill adventures.

Speaking of adventures, the termite guy is done and it’s time for more birthday excursions! Have a great Friday!JenniferSig