Soft, Scented, Squishy!

As if collecting overpriced dolls wasn’t enough, I’ve also found myself getting into overpriced adorably painted memory foam toys. It all started with YouTube, actually. An odd place to discover a collecting based hobby, but there’s actually a massive community of “squishy youtubers.” From what I can tell, the whole fad came along-side the slime…

The Great Doll Display Adventure!

As with any collector, storing my collections can be an obstacle to tackle, as well a wonderful adventure in home furnishing. Unfortunately, myself pinching pennies elsewhere to afford my hobbies, this means my displays are a place I see as a place to pinch pennies as well, so the wonderful world of home furnishing is…

Meeting Denise’s Dolls ~ An Official US Seller of Azone and PetWORKs

It’s not every day you find out that there is a massive doll convention happening just down the road from your apartment, but that is exactly what happened this Monday! I had Pre-Ordered Denise’s Doll’s Limited Azone girl, through her facebook, Japan Doll Connection, and she had asked if I was going to pick her…

“That’s Creepy” – When Does it go Too Far?

We’ve all dealt with this. Taking our dolls into public places, or even within our own homes and being subject to the never ending commentary of “That’s Creepy.” We’ve all joked about it, taking our dolls places and creeping people out, sitting them waving at passerby’s at public doll meets or outings, and the like…

TERA Update: Valkyrie

I haven’t made a TERA post yet, outside my introduction of Spanx, but TERA is a big hobby of mine alongside dolls, and the reason I haven’t updated the blog in a few days is because of a big update in the game! On Tuesday, TERA introduced the Valkyrie class, and like any hardcore TERA…

Moka Arrival!

Moka arrived from Mandarake today! It was a roller coaster of an opening, that’s for sure. Being secondhand, I knew she wouldn’t be perfect, but there were some unexpected surprises. Her leg had fallen off during shipping, her arm fell off while dressing her, her hands fell off and then kept falling off – kind…

Dolly Wig & Hair Care Regimen

Anyone who’s known me, knows that me and wigs are mortal enemies. Every single wig that comes into my hands in the past, I some how manage to completely destroy in a few months, but I had to change that when I got a doll who’s hair I couldn’t easily replace as a wig. When…

Why You Should Never Shop on Mandarake

Mandarake has always been a very elusive online shop in my mind. Back when resin BJDs were my thing, I always saw people getting dolls on Mandarake, but when I looked I was overwhelmed by selection, language barrier, and a bit distrusting of the idea of such a massive secondhand mall. When I got into…

Hunting Ghosts

Played a bit with my MDD last night and was trying different eyes in her. I found a ruined pair of Neris eyes in Mo’s box so I tried them in Ia and actually liked them a lot. It toned down her vibrancy and matched the rest of her current color pallet really well. I…

Rain, Rain, Go Away

It’s been so rainy and gross the last couple of days and there’s hardly any natural light by the time I get home. I don’t like shooting with flash or lamp light, so I’m all but smashing myself and my dolls against my sliding glass door to try and get whatever little light there is. Today…

My Ivory Tower

Working on the 28th floor definitely has its perks. Even on cloudy or rainy days, it’s a beautiful site to watch the city below me.  It’s not “bright lights” or anything particularly extraordinary, but it’s peaceful to watch from the quiet corner of my office. Good Morning and Happy Monday, everyone 🙂

Me Vs. Monitor

Since starting this project, I quickly realized that my monitor colors were royally screwed. I’d completely ruined any sort of real color hopes in favor of Tera looking pretty, and I’d gotten so used to it, I almost didn’t even notice when I first started editing photos.  It wasn’t till I started looking at my…