Do you all remember when I wrote about how I love Barbie and still collect them? Well, I’ve gotten all of the dolls I wanted from that previous post (and a few others . . . ). Now, I have a bunch of new Barbies that I’m dying to add to my collection because it’s obvious to me that Mattel likes for me to spend all of my money with them. Whatevs.
I don’t know what it is about Barbie: I’d love to attribute my fascination to nostalgia, but I think it’s something else. Probably the glamour? Hmm, I’m not sure if the glamour of Barbie is enough to keep me buying over and over again. I do know that I’ve always loved dress up, and seeing dolls in gorgeous outfits resonates with me. In any case, here’s what’s on my current wish list:
Selma DuPar James Doll
Blue Chiffon Ball Gown Barbie Doll
Barbie Fashionistas Doll 93
Ibtihaj Muhammad Doll
Barbie 2018 Holiday Doll
Barbie Styled by Marni Senofonte Doll
It’s my blog-a-versary!!! Thank you all for stopping by, reading, and commenting. You have no idea how much each and every one of you means to me. I’m still amazed that I’ve had this blog for a year! This is post # 365, so I’m so happy that I’ve been so consistent this year.
To show my appreciation for you all, I’m hosting a mini-giveaway. I’ll be 2 Amazon e-gift cards to some lucky readers out there. All you have to do is:
- Follow this blog
- Follow me on Instagram
- Comment below and let me know which post was your favorite
I’ll select the winners on Wednesday, August 15th, and I’ll announce the winners on Friday, August 17th. Bonne chance!
One of my big “surprises” for the blog is that I will starting makng YouTube videos in the next couple of weeks! I’ve thought about it long and hard, and some messages are best communicated verbally as opposed to the written word. I won’t be posting videos every day, but for some topics, I think a video supplement is the best way to get the point across.
I have some short videos up right now, and I’ll be re-filming a video that I posted to my Instagram account last week. Here’s a video from my time at the Embassy of Ireland several months ago:
There will be lots of travel, cooking, art and cultural videos on my channel. In other words, it will be an extension of this website. I’m so excited for this new chapter, and I hope you all will enjoy the content I create!
I let some of the days get past me, but we’re less than a month away from my blog-a-versary! I’m so excited to be celebrating one full year of blogging here at Bronze Butterfly. It’s been such an enjoyable journey, and I’m eager to start unveiling some new stuff in this space.
I’ve got some pretty incredible stuff coming in the year ahead, and I’ll be posting more about that in the very near future. I also have some updates to share – including resuming my “Best Year of Your Life” series, which I put on hold while I worked on a few others things – and some other fun changes.
There is some great things on the horizon – I hope you’re ready! Talk to you all tomorrow!
Fourth of July doesn’t feel right on any day of the week except for Friday, Saturday or Sunday. On this Wednesday, I don’t feel particularly celebratory, but I’m going to make it a point to enjoy the day, as it symbolizes the birth of my home, America.
I hope you all enjoy your Fourth of July! Talk to you tomorrow.
If you’re inclined, please say a prayer for the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to keep us safe. Send vibrations of love and healing to their families, that will never be the same without them. And, if you can, hold your own loved ones close: life is precious, and tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone.
Take care, and have a blessed Memorial Day.