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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Things that Make Me Feel like a Kid Again

I'm getting old. I feel like just yesterday I was 18 and headed away from the only place I really knew. And look at me now.....almost 24 (yikes that was hard to say), married, with a puppy dog, getting ready to move for the 6th time in 5 years. Sometimes I actually even think of myself as an adult....only sometimes mind you. 


In case you were wondering what I did look like when I was younger though, here's this little gem. You're welcome. And in the spirit of nostalgia, I thought I'd tell you about things that make me feel a little bit like a kid again. 


// Old Maid-- My absolute favorite card game growing up other than Uno and Go Fish. I would beg my mom to play this for literally hours on end. 

// Ferbie-- Haunted my dreams for years. Does anybody else remember these? Was anyone else completely freaked out by their weird mechanical voices and slow-blinking eyes? I mean, what are they supposed to be exactly??? My uncle bought me one of these and a matching one for my cousin one Christmas and I'm not sure I played with it once. It did, however, make a lasting impression. 

// Lisa Frank-- What girl didn't love Lisa Frank notebooks?? I'm pretty sure every notebook, folder and planner I owned for at least 2 or 3 years were completely Lisa Frank. And I think I might have even had one of those color-me felt posters too. 

// Monopoly Jr-- Best board game ever!!! My husband can blame my Monopoly prowess on all the hours I spent playing this game as a child. 


// Mary Poppins- My absolute favorite Disney princess. Ok, so I know Nanny Poppins isn't a Disney princess but she's Julie Andrews so I'm pretty sure that makes her a Disney queen. No? Well she'll always be a queen to me. And speaking of.......

// Princess Diaries- I watched this just the other day and wow...memory lane! It's still my absolute favorite movie Anne Hathaway has played in....well other than Princess Diaries 2 and maybe Devil Wears Prada. Oh and who would have thought that Mandy Moore (who I absolutely hated in this movie by the way) would also become a Disney princess and the voice of my second favorite Disney princess--Rapunzel. 

// Full House-- Watching Full House was definitely an every day habit at my house. And I might have had a teensy bit of a crush on Uncle Jesse......but hey who hasn't! Between this and Boy Meets World, my childhood was pretty much set. 

// Angels in the Outfield-- I watched the heck out of this movie and I'm continually on the lookout for it on DVD.....with no luck as of yet. #sadday I literally spent half of the last Batman movie trying to figure out what I'd seen Robin (Joseph Gordon Levitt) in before I figured out it was this movie. 


Little House in Brookfield-- My mom loved the original Little House books. Me, not so much. I did, however really love the books based on Laura's mom Caroline's childhood. I would literally reread these books all the time and I actually still have all of them on my book shelf even now. 

American Girl Dolls-- My absolute favorite American Girl was Samantha with a close second being Felicity. I had both of those dolls as well as Kirsten and Molly and pretty much all of the books too. I remember having quite a few tea parties with those dolls and I even went to an American Girl tea party at our local museum one summer too. And of course, the happiest day of my girlhood life was the day my American Girl catalog came in the mail every month. I'd literally pour over that thing for days. It's really no wonder my favorite subject to study has always been history. 

DID YOU HAVE A FAVORITE AMERICAN GIRL DOLL? WHAT REMINDS YOU OF YOUR CHILDHOOD?


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Things that Make Me Feel like a Kid Again

I'm getting old. I feel like just yesterday I was 18 and headed away from the only place I really knew. And look at me now.....almost 24 (yikes that was hard to say), married, with a puppy dog, getting ready to move for the 6th time in 5 years. Sometimes I actually even think of myself as an adult....only sometimes mind you. 


In case you were wondering what I did look like when I was younger though, here's this little gem. You're welcome. And in the spirit of nostalgia, I thought I'd tell you about things that make me feel a little bit like a kid again. 


// Old Maid-- My absolute favorite card game growing up other than Uno and Go Fish. I would beg my mom to play this for literally hours on end. 

// Ferbie-- Haunted my dreams for years. Does anybody else remember these? Was anyone else completely freaked out by their weird mechanical voices and slow-blinking eyes? I mean, what are they supposed to be exactly??? My uncle bought me one of these and a matching one for my cousin one Christmas and I'm not sure I played with it once. It did, however, make a lasting impression. 

// Lisa Frank-- What girl didn't love Lisa Frank notebooks?? I'm pretty sure every notebook, folder and planner I owned for at least 2 or 3 years were completely Lisa Frank. And I think I might have even had one of those color-me felt posters too. 

// Monopoly Jr-- Best board game ever!!! My husband can blame my Monopoly prowess on all the hours I spent playing this game as a child. 


// Mary Poppins- My absolute favorite Disney princess. Ok, so I know Nanny Poppins isn't a Disney princess but she's Julie Andrews so I'm pretty sure that makes her a Disney queen. No? Well she'll always be a queen to me. And speaking of.......

// Princess Diaries- I watched this just the other day and wow...memory lane! It's still my absolute favorite movie Anne Hathaway has played in....well other than Princess Diaries 2 and maybe Devil Wears Prada. Oh and who would have thought that Mandy Moore (who I absolutely hated in this movie by the way) would also become a Disney princess and the voice of my second favorite Disney princess--Rapunzel. 

// Full House-- Watching Full House was definitely an every day habit at my house. And I might have had a teensy bit of a crush on Uncle Jesse......but hey who hasn't! Between this and Boy Meets World, my childhood was pretty much set. 

// Angels in the Outfield-- I watched the heck out of this movie and I'm continually on the lookout for it on DVD.....with no luck as of yet. #sadday I literally spent half of the last Batman movie trying to figure out what I'd seen Robin (Joseph Gordon Levitt) in before I figured out it was this movie. 


Little House in Brookfield-- My mom loved the original Little House books. Me, not so much. I did, however really love the books based on Laura's mom Caroline's childhood. I would literally reread these books all the time and I actually still have all of them on my book shelf even now. 

American Girl Dolls-- My absolute favorite American Girl was Samantha with a close second being Felicity. I had both of those dolls as well as Kirsten and Molly and pretty much all of the books too. I remember having quite a few tea parties with those dolls and I even went to an American Girl tea party at our local museum one summer too. And of course, the happiest day of my girlhood life was the day my American Girl catalog came in the mail every month. I'd literally pour over that thing for days. It's really no wonder my favorite subject to study has always been history. 

DID YOU HAVE A FAVORITE AMERICAN GIRL DOLL? WHAT REMINDS YOU OF YOUR CHILDHOOD?


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