Saturday, June 24, 2017

Just Us Guys

It's Sunday, late afternoon, and Grayson invited Parker, Craig and Chase over to watch football.  He thought it would be a good idea for them to hang out.  The game will be starting shortly, so before it starts, everyone is in the living room talking.

Grayson:  I'm thinking about upgrading the television again.  I'd like an even bigger screen with more definition.
Parker:  That sounds good.  Have you started shopping for a new one yet?
Grayson:  No. First I need to talk Cyann into it.  I was kind of hoping she would try to buy another piece of furniture.  Then she can't say anything about my purchase. 
Craig:  So you're scheming, huh?
Grayson:  I'd call it planning.

Everyone laughs.

Craig:  I'd love a new set too.  But our place is so small and with the baby coming, we are trying to save.  I want Avery to be able to quit her job and I think we'll need a bigger place.
Grayson:  I know how that is. 
Chase:  I don't, but I hope to one day.
Grayson:  Don't rush it.  I love my family, but things were easier to buy before I got married.  Speaking of which, how are things with you and Ember, Parker?

Parker:  Things are going very well.  The next step is to start spending with Erwyn, you know the three of us, and see how that goes.  I'm a little nervous.  I want her to like me.
Grayson:  I'm pretty sure she does already.  As long as you're good to her and her mother, it should be fine.
Chase:  I don't know much about the situation, but all you can do is give it your all.
Parker:   I agree.  I'll see how it goes.  I'm very hopeful.  It's different when I'm just the nice man who she sees some times.  But to be the man who now spends time with her mother.
Craig: And who could end up being her father.
Parker: Yes, possibly.  To be that man, it's different.
Grayson:  True, but Erwyn's a sweetheart.

Cyann:  She sure is.

Cyann has just walked into the room.  All of the men stand up and say 'hello', except Grayson.

Grayson:  Hey!  What are you guys doing?  You're making me look bad.
Cyann:  They're being gentlemen.  Make a note, Honey.
Grayson:  I live here.  Standing up only happens now when we're out.  I know these guys don't stand when they're home and their lady walks in.
Craig (smiling):  You got us.
Cyann (laughing):  Well gentlemen, I appreciate your standing on my account, but please, have a seat and relax.  Gray, a word, please.

Grayson excuses himself so he can talk to Cyann.

Cyann:  I'm running out to pick up the food I ordered for your little get together.  Brooklyn's finally sleep or I would have brought her out here.  Brenna's watching TV, but I told her if she needs something to come see you.  I shouldn't be long. (noticing Grayson looking down at her clothes).
Honey, are you listening?
Grayson:  Uhuh. That cute little outfit is just speaking a little louder than you are.
Cyann:  Focus.  I'm leaving, I'll be back soon.
Grayson:  I love summer and the skimpy things you wear to stay cool.  Eye candy.
Cyann:  Okay, then. 

Cyann turns to walk away, then she feels Grayson's hand on her rear end.

Cyann:  What are you doing?
Grayson:  Copping a feel or did I not do it right?  I must be out of practice.
Cyann:  Ha ha. You have issues, I'll be back.

Cyann leaves and Grayson sits back down.

Craig:  So you let Cyann cut her hair?
Chase:  She had such lovely long hair.  But I think that hair cut is becoming.
Grayson:  Let her cut it?  As if I could stop her.
Craig:  Man, you need to have control, just like I have in my house.  If Avery wanted to cut her hair, I would tell her no and she had better listen.  I'm the man and that's that.
Chase:  That's interesting
Grayson:  Is that so?  Well, I'll make sure to ask her how that whole control thing is goingChase, he's full of it.  Don't let him fool you.
Parker:  Craig, you know darn good and well Avery would put you right in your place if she heard you talking like that. 
Craig:  That's exactly why no one is going to say anything.  What happens here, stays here.  Right?
Grayson:  Yep.  You're talking tough behind her back, but I bet if she were here, you'd be all 'Baby, you can do whatever you want'.

Parker:  Do you do the same thing?
Grayson:  Well, of course.  We need to live in our fantasies somehow.  This is the man's circle.  It's just us guys.  We can pretend we're in charge when it's just us.  You'll see how that goes once you're on real lock down with Ember.
Parker: I don't think I'll need to do that.
Craig:  Give him time.  He's still in the delusional honeymoon phase of their relationship.  Let him enjoy it before reality kicks in.
Chase:  Mmmm...I have to agree with that.  I love Chambray and sometimes she can be assertive, but I know when not to push it.
Grayson:  See, another man who gets it.  Well, Cyann is picking up our food.  But I see no reason we can't get started with the drinking.  What can I get you guys?

Grayson stands up to take orders and head to the kitchen.

Parker:  Beer, please.
Craig:  Me too.  Thanks.
Chase:  Bourbon on the rocks, please.
Grayson:  I'll be right back. I think I should grab a folding table too so we can have some of the food out here and more easily accessible. 
Craig:  Sounds good, Man.  I can help you.

Grayson heads to the kitchen and Craig follows him to get the table. It looks like they should have a good time watching their game, what with food and drinks to enjoy. 

Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye

Friday, June 23, 2017

Maryanna it is! (Musings of a Blogger)

As you know, the newest curvy lady in the house had not been named.  But I was reading comments from the post and Muff told me she looks like Maryanne from Gilligan's island.  So, I then had a name for our new lady, Maryanna.  I had to add the 'a' and change it a little, but I like her name.  Thanks, Muff!

I'm debating whether I want to try to alter the dress she came with, but with other options for her to wear, it's not a big deal.  I changed Maryanna's hair a little, painted her nails and added a little lipstick. She also loves onyx, so now she has an onyx ring surrounded by gold.  Of course I re-dressed her and snapped just a few photos.  As much as I wanted her, I didn't expect to like her so much.  I'm glad I bought her. 

Here are a few photos...

Isn't she pretty?  She's going to make a lovely model.  Vedette is so proud of herself for suggesting it.

By the way, I broke down and bought another curvy girl for her body and Tandra's niece.  They should be here next week.

Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

More Curves in the House (Musings of a Blogger)

So let me start by saying, when Mattel introduced the Madam Lavinia, I had to have her.  I mean an articulated curvy fashion doll!  Who could pass that up?  She was not inexpensive, yet I bought two. One to play, one to display.  But now Mattel has put out a new, and way less expensive articulated curvy doll in their '#The Barbie Look Collection. 

She's only $29.99 and there was free shipping.  I controlled myself and only bought one, although I tempted to get another one AND the other new doll in the same line wearing that cute sweater dress and looking so much like Jayna (Pool Chic).  Plus, I can see Tandra's niece in her, so I may just have to do it. 

Anyway, the newest lady arrived today.  So it's time to welcome her to the group.

I'm loving the accessories.  The dress fabric is lovely.  I'm not too thrilled with the sleeves, but up close, I think she looks good.  Of course there is no waiting to take her out of the box, so let's get to it.

I decided I could take a few minutes to let her speak to me.  She needs to tell me who she is and what career she has.  This could take a while, so I pulled out a sofa and let her have a seat.

Me: Tell me all about yourself. 
New Lady:  Well, I'm happy you invited me to be here.  This place looks so comfortable.  I'm not too sure yet about what I'd like to do.  I'm pretty open to anything.  I would, however, like to be stylish.  I love my curves.  I love fashions, but nothing garish, of course.
Me:  That makes sense.  I think I can see that in you.

Oh, boy!  I think it is becoming a custom around here for someone to show up each time a new resident arrives.  Here comes Vedette.

Vedette:  Hi! Welcome!  I'm glad you're here.  I just wanted to be sure you know at least one resident here who can show you around.
New Lady:  Hello.  Thank you so much for making me feel welcome.
Vedette:  Of course. We've all been talking and we think we should extend our hospitality when someone new gets here.  Besides, you look like someone we'd all like.  So, what's your name?
New Lady:  I don't know yet.  I've just been chatting with the mayor, I think.  She and I are working that out right now.
Vedette:  Good.

Vedette:  I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to be of some assistance.  Can I stay while you chat and then I can show our new resident around?
Me:  Sure, please have a seat.
Vedette:  Good, because I have an idea.  Thank you so much.

Me:  I'm glad you have an idea.  What is it?
Vedette:  First of all, I'm the first curvy girl to have arrived around here.  I love that you have spoiled me by giving me my own wardrobe.  You're such a sweetheart.  Thank you!
Me:  Awww!  Thank you!
Vedette:  Now, having said that, you also have not made a lot of clothes for me lately.  Yes, there are lots of pants and skirts, but shirts right now are limited.
Me (frowning):  I know I've been busy.  I'm sorry.
Vedette: No, I didn't mean it that way.  I'm not blaming you, I know there are events to execute and only one of you.  We out number you by, well all of us to one.  My point is, I have a solution that will help a few of us. 
Me:  Yes?
Vedette:  I think you should have Leera take over designing clothes for us curvy ladies.  Make my new friend a curvy size model and help Ember expand her modeling roster.  Maybe that will give you some incentive to make more fashions. 

New Lady: I love that idea.  I love fashions and who doesn't like wearing new ones.  That feels right to me.
Vedette: I'm glad you like that idea.  It just came to me.  Plus, I'm looking forward to more clothes.  I'm sure you can help inspire them.  And us curvy girls need to look good too.
Me:  I agree.  That's why you're both here.
New Lady:  I am totally in for that idea.  Where do I sign up?

Me:  I have to talk it over with Leera and you will have to interview with Ember.  It's her agency, so she needs to be sure she can get you gigs.
Vedette:  I think it will work out.  You're awesome.  I know you can pull it together.
New Lady:  You really have confidence in her, huh?
Vedette:  I sure do.  I'm an event planner with my own business.  Miss Jaye's great at placement.  You'll be very happy.
New Lady:  I'm so looking forward to it.
Me:  Well, then that's settled.  Well except your name.  I need some time to noodle over it.

Vedette:  Speaking of noodles, are you hungry.  I know you've had a long trip.
New Lady:  I sure am. 
Vedette:  I know a place we can get something to eat and some drinks.  Drinks with a kick if you're in.
New Lady:  I'm in! 

They get up to leave, but I stop them because I need to take at least one photo.  They both seemed happy to pose.  The new lady because she plans to work on her modeling looks and Vedette because she knows she's sexy, she just doesn't flaunt it.

Yep.  I may just have to break down and get another curvy girl and Tandra's niece (from Brazil).  The addiction is real.

Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Baby Walkers (Musings of a Blogger)

Just a quick post as I work on stock for the baby boutique.  I finished up the walkers, which I wanted to look as good as and close to life like as possible.  I love the way they came out.  So I'm just sharing the walkers with you. 

I'm hoping all the stock at the baby boutique will look as good.

Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Planning the Baby Shower

It is Saturday afternoon and Avery, Ember and Cyann are meeting at Avery's to start planning the baby shower.  Avery's father is in town and he and Craig have taken Aviana to the aquarium. They are meeting Grayson there, who is bringing his daughter, Brenna and Ember's daughter, Erwyn, who spent the night. 

Ember has already arrived and she and Avery are chatting while they wait for Cyann to arrive. 

Avery:  And how are things with Parker?  I'm not going to be nosey and ask too many questions, but I hope things are going well.
Ember (laughing):  Things are going well.  I'm very happy.
Avery:  Great!  What about Erwyn?  How is she with everything?
Ember:  She's fine.  When it gets a little warmer, we're going to all spend some time together.  She likes Parker, but I want to ease her into us all being a group, you know?
Avery:  Yes, I know.  Well, I am hoping that you will all start spending more time with us as well.  I know we've spent some time together, but I feel like the dynamic is changing with you dating my brother.  Does that make sense?
Ember:  Yes, it sure does.  Kind of like I'm concerned about the dynamic with Parker and Henna.  I don't think there will be any issues, but it does make things a little different.

Avery:  Exactly.  Well I'm routing for you! 
Ember:  Thank you.  So, how much shopping have you done for the baby so far?  Have you had a chance to look around and think about making a list?
Avery:  It's crazy, but as excited as I am about the baby getting here, I am not so motivated to do a lot of shopping.  I told Craig I was going to shop, but I've still been procrastinating. 
Ember:  You still have time, besides, that leaves people plenty to buy.  It would just be helpful if you would register. 
Avery:  I know.  There's this very nice baby boutique I've seen, but never been in downtown.  I hear they specialize in more gender neutral options.  That would be perfect. 
Ember:  That sounds good.  We can make arrangements to go check that store out.  We can have lunch, shop for clothes, check out some other stores.  It will be fun.

Avery:  That does sound like fun. 
Ember:  We need to do it before the shower, so motivated or not before you get there, hopefully you will be inspired when you arrive.
Avery:  I'm sure I'll be in love with lots of things.  Who can resist items for tiny people?

The door bell rings.  Ember tells Avery she'll get the door, it must be Cyann.  Ember answers the door and greets Cyann, who has brought Brooklyn with her.  Ember takes Brooklyn, who is sleeping, from Cyann  and they walk to the living room.

Avery:  Hey, Cyann.
Cyann:  Hey, Momma.  I see despite the fact that the air is on in here, you're having your own personal hot summer.
Avery:  What makes you think that?
Cyann:  The fan over there pointed at you and it seems to be on high.
Avery (laughing):  Oh yeah.  That would be a clue.  Girl, I'm a little warmer than usual.  You know how it is or should I remind of you of the ice cube incident when you were pregnant with Brooklyn.
Ember:  The ice cube incident?
Avery:  Shamefully I was just having a really hot day and I decided to add lots of ice cubes to already cold water and poor it over my head.
Ember (laughing):  Okay then.  Did it help?
Avery (laughing hard): It helped her alright, but those cubes were pretty hard hitting her head.
Cyann:  I ended up with a few small bruises and a cut, but at least I cooled down.  Grayson just shook his head when I told him and asked if she should lock up the freezer.  But that's neither here nor there.  Let's get to work.

Ember sets Brooklyn next to her on the floor and Cyann sits next to Avery.

Avery: I would say I miss Aviana being that small, especially when she was sleep like that.  But now I'm right back there again.
Cyann: You sure are.  I don't think I'm doing that again though.  I think two is enough for me.  What about you Ember?
Ember:  I would do it again.  At least once more.  I just loved being pregnant and getting ready to meet this new person I helped create. They are so cute and warm and smell great.
Avery:  Aww!  That's sweet.  Until you have another one, I love babysitters I can trust.  You can borrow this one.
Ember:  You have a deal. 
Cyann:  Speaking warm, it's not exactly that in here.  Let me give you a blanket to put over her. 

Cyann: So, on to the planning of the shower.  I thought about bringing a pad and paper at first, but then I realized I should use my trusty laptop.  I already have a planning document made up and ready for completion.  It will also keep us organized. 
Ember:  That sounds like Cyann, the party planner alright.
Avery:  She cracks me up, but I like it.
Cyann:  Yes, so the first thing I want to talk about is color scheme and then the guest list, then party favor ideas, and, of course, the menu.

Avery:  Are we sending save the date notices before we send invitations?  I was thinking we'd get them out this coming week.  I want to invite my mother and I think she needs notice.  I'm hoping she'll come.
Cyann:  Okay.  We can do that pretty quickly if we have e-mail addresses.  If not, that means mail and stamps.
Avery:  I think that will do.  I can always just call my mother.  I just thought she would love to get the invitation or something in writing.

Avery:  Ember, do you mind if I share with her that you and Parker are dating. 
Ember: I don't mind, but I want to be sure Parker is okay with it. 
Avery:  You're right.  I'll ask him if he's okay with it.  It's just information, I'm not expecting her to do anything, but I know she'd like to know he's happy.
Ember:  It's your family, so I will let you handle it. 
Avery:  Speaking of family, I want to be sure yours is invited to the shower.  Especially your aunt.  I love her spunk. 
Ember:  Yes, spunky is what she is.  I'm sure she'd love to come. 
Cyann:  That's an understatement.  But, let's focus, Ladies.  Back to the color.  Would you like something that matches the baby's larger items?  Like bedding or stroller options?  I don't know, I'm just trying to pick a theme. 

Avery:  Well, I have ordered a crib, mostly because Craig made me do it.  He said the baby definitely needs a place to sleep and then we had to choose something that would fit well in the room, so we placed an order.  So that's one less thing I need.  I want to choose the bedding myself, but everything else is on the table. 
Cyann:  So will the baby need a monitor?  That can go on the list.
Avery: I think so, but not right away.  I am getting a small cradle to sit next to my bed for the first few months.  I'm planning to breastfeed for a while, so I need the baby conveniently next to me.
Cyann:  That's good to know, for bottle needs.  Especially if you plan to pump too.
Avery:  I'll have to at some point so I can leave the house sometimes.
Ember: Yes, so I can babysit.

The ladies get back to planning the shower.  In case you're wondering, I have made a crib.  Man, what an undertaking, but I like the way it turned out.  Yes, you'll get to see it, just not today.

Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Blaze Far (Musings of a Blogger)

With so many ladies in the house, male residents are still outnumbered (I don't know the ratio, I just know there are clearly lots more females here).  Many of these ladies would either like to be married, dating or just playing the field.  Yes, it would be a rather small field, but they'd like to play it anyway.  So when I saw this new handsome young man by Integrity Toys (IT), I snatched him up. 

He arrived today in his box...

 I don't keep boxes, but I thought I'd show it.  Normally the dolls arrive in black boxes.  Surprisingly, there's even a photo of him on the paper inside after you open the box.

 Nice photo, can you see already why I wanted him?  So I took off the paper and voila!

There inside is the doll identified as Tate Tanaka of I.T.'s Industry line.  He comes with some nice sneakers and an overnight bag.  I'm loving that jacket he's wearing.  He also has some accessories...I...I'm sorry.  Please hold for a minute, something is going on. I see some movement...Wait a minute, why is she headed over here?

Miss Slay:  Tate, Babe!  What a surprise!  How are you?
Tate:  Hey! I'm good, Nadja.  How are you?  So this is where you ended up?
Miss Slay:  I sure did. It's a pretty nice place.  I think you'll like it. 
Me:  What are you doing out of the case?

Miss Slay:  I could see my friend is here, so I came over to say hello.  I see you want to take photos of him, but I think he just needs to get out of this box now.  He's had a long trip.
Me:  I know.  I'm getting there.  Can I have a couple of minutes?
Miss Slay (sighing):  A couple of minutes is two minutes longer than he needs to be in here.  Never mind, I'll just do it myself.
Me:  Really?

Miss Slay:  Darn it.  I think we need some scissors. I'm sorry Tate, but it IS going to take a couple of minutes, but I'm working on it.
Tate (whispering):  Is that lady the one who takes care of things around here?
Miss Slay:  Yes, she invited you to be a resident here.  (whispering) Don't tell her I said so, but she's pretty cool.  But I just need her to agree to some things I want sometimes.
Tate:  Maybe we should wait for her to get me out.  We don't want to be disrespectful.
Miss Slay (puffing):  Okay. Fine.

Miss:  So, I guess maybe this is a job for you.  But can you speed it up a little, Honey?  It's warm  and this poor thing is in that hot jacket.
Me:  Sure. 

I know you're asking yourself right now why I put up with her.  I'm asking myself the same question.  But I am going to remove the new guy from his cardboard confines.  No scissors necessary.  Just untie the ribbons. So he's out now.

Tate:  It's so good to see you, Nadja.  Thank you for trying to help me.
Miss Slay:  Sure, Babe.  Any time.  But, I need to tell you something.  For now, everyone just calls me Miss Slay. 
Tate:  Okay.  Why?
Miss Slay:  As if it weren't obvious, it is because I do.  But also because Miss Lady over there thinks the names we were given are just identifiers.  Everyone gets named by her. 
Tate:  Oh!  Okay then.  I can get used to a new name.  What else do I need to know?
Miss Slay:  Well, everyone gets a life around here, except for the Display Ladies in the glass cabinets behind me.  But that's their permanent job. Stand and look gorgeous.
Tate:  Oh!  They're all so pretty.  So that's what you are?
Miss Slay:  Yes, part time.  I'm special, so I'll also have a life.  Want to hear about it?
Me: don't have a life right now, so table that conversation.  Besides, I want to get on with the rest of my day.

Tate:  Ma'am, if you don't mind, can I take this jacket off, please?  I am a little warm.
Miss Slay:  See, I told you he needed it off. 
Me:  Yes, you can take it off.  I want to get some photos of you.
Miss Slay:  I'm going to have a seat on these crates while I wait.  But first, let me grab that daggone net off your head.

Finally, Miss Bossy is going to step aside.

Miss Slay:  I have to tell you, just so you'll know, we're part of the 'it' crowd around here.  The rest of the residents are mostly 'B's' or something.
Tate:  We're it?  Like the in crowd?  Automatically?
Me:  First of all, Miss Slay is confused.  You are not 'it' as in part of the crowd.  You're I.T. dolls.  And I love the 'B's' who come from Mattel just as much.  Don't let her pump your head up.
Tata: Yes, ma'am.  I understand. 
Me:  Please have a seat and we'll put your sneakers on so I can take a picture.

Tate:  I'm so sorry, ma'am.  I cannot sit in these tight pants.  They look fashionable, but they are as tight as they look.  Maybe tighter.
Me:  Not to mention, I don't know why they are black.  Guys as light as you usually ended up stained.  Well, fortunately, I have some other items you can wear.  I'll put the sneakers on while you stand up.
Tate:  Thank you, ma'am.

Me:  There.  That's very nice.  You look good.
Tate:  Thank you.
Me:  By the way, your official name is Blaze Far.  You have a brother, named, Bo.  He's just as good looking.
Blaze:  Blaze, I like that name.  I'm looking forward to seeing my family.  I am also looking forward to meeting my girlfriend or wife.  Whatever you choose to give me.
Me:  Yes, lots of ladies will be excited to be matched with you. I'll figure it out. Now let's get those pants off.

Miss Slay:  Hold onLet's not be in such a hurry.
Me:  What?  Why?
Miss Slay:  Blaze, it is Blaze now, right?
Me:  Yes.
Miss Slay:  Blaze is a hot commodity and should be treated as such.  I have a suggestion.
Me:  I may regret this, but what is it?
Miss Slay:  I think he needs to meet a few of the available ladies and see who's a potential match. Let's see who he likes first.  I mean, just like me, he should be able to have his preferences met.
Me:  I guess that couldn't hurt.  Maybe we could do speed dating.  I think you should have a seat so I can talk it over with Blaze directly and get his thoughts.
Miss Slay (frowning and I'm pretty sure pouting):  Sure, Honey.

Me:  So what do you think of that idea, Blaze?  Would you like to do some speed dating and meet the eligible and interested ladies?
Blaze:  If it's not too much trouble, I would be honored.  Thank you, ma'am.  I would also appreciate your opinion after I meet with them.
Me:  No problem.  I'd be happy to give you my opinion.
Miss Slay:  Me too. 
Me:  So it's settled.  I'll make the arrangements.  But you are not wearing those tight pants, so you can sit down.
Blaze:  I would appreciate that too.  Thank you.

Miss Slay:  See, I hooked you up.  I should be an agent, along with being a model of course, who also is or gets engaged to a good looking, dark, handsome, successful man.  In case anyone needs a reminder.
Me:  No one does. 
Miss Slay:  Blaze, come hang out with me in Display for a while.  I'll introduce you to my friends. 
Me:  Yes, go do that, please.  I'll be back again later, when the speed dating is ready.
Blaze:  Thank you, ma'am.
Miss Slay:  Yes, thank you, Babe. 

I like Blaze, he's as humble as Chi.  I wonder if she'd be interested in him.  I'll put the word out and see who responds. 

Until next time, thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye

Crate Love (Musings of a Blogger)

I bought some crates at a craft store in anticipation of making furniture for Jun's apartment (which I still have not started building).  Having seen some photos using crates, I thought they would be nice to use to help seat some of the residents for photo shoots.

First I took photos of the some of the guys for Mother's Day, which I only posted on Instagram.  I like these crates.  Here are the photos I took:

 L-R: Jaquar, Bo, Grayson (yes, he let his hair grow and is showing his real lip color now) and Crain.  Good looking crew, right?

 L-R: Crain, Bo, Jaquar and Grayson (you'll see later that the widow's peak is less apparent)

I loved using the crates so much that I used them again yesterday to show off some new clothes.  I purchased hand crocheted tops from Crafts By Mandee on Etsy.  Now, you know how I try to make clothes myself, but there are just times when I can't resist.  They were cute and a great price, so I bought four. 

You may have notices everyone in the photo has been upgraded to an MTM body.  ToyRUs had a great sale on MTMs, so I splurged.  Then I realized I should have purchased two more for a couple of left out ladies (Trillian and Jadyn were not very happy with me).  But it's okay, those two are still able to move, so they'll be fine.  With so may folks to remember, it's easy to over look someone.

Those articulated bodies, by the way, were donated to other ladies (like Lisa, who I felt sorry for since her friend Tasha joined the Display girls and left her) and some are still available should I get more residents, who I totally don't need to invite to live here.  I can barely get them all on camera.  But I digress.  Back to the photos.

Don't the ladies look like they are relaxed and enjoying the new bodies, the tops and the crates? :-)
So I also had to take at least one individual shot of each.



 Isis (this body will also enable her to do more poses in her wedding photos)

Syren (who thinks this upgrade will draw even more suitors - I'm sure she's right)

So back the crates.  I love them.  They are so versatile.  They would also be great in different colors.  However, I will resist the urge to buy lots more on an impulse. But I am tempted.

It's the holiday weekend and time for me to get back to work on this baby stuff.  We have a baby shower coming up and a trip to the baby store to work on (which means actually having baby stuff in the store).

Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye