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CUSTOM DOLL: How was that doll made?

Hello Beautiful People, Have you ever looked at a one-of-a-kind (OOAK) doll and wondered how much effort went into it? Actually, this is the same type of effort that goes into making a doll–even a doll for play. Sorry, I don’t know why the video isn’t playing, but if you…

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Why Olympians Bite Gold Medals!

Hello Beautiful people, If you are like me, you are asking yourself: “Why do the Olympic athletes bite their gold medals?” Photo of Simone Biles. I’m not sure who took the photo. I found it in a story on inquisitir.com I found the answers: Apparently, photographers request that Olympians bite…

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Free Paper Dolls for National Doll Day

Hello Beautiful People, I’m celebrating National Doll Day, the first Sunday in August, by adding free paper dolls to my store! I really love paper dolls; and I did a lot of searching to come up with a fun collection of paper dolls. The dolls should appeal to all doll…

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Gabrielle Douglas Doll: Petition for Mattel

Hello Beautiful People, HELP MAKE GABRIELLE DOUGLAS DOLL AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE: Thank you joining us in our efforts to petition Mattel in producing a limited edition Gabrielle Douglas doll that is easily accessible worldwide. If you know enough about Gabrielle Douglas and want Mattel to produce the Gabrielle Douglas doll, please…

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Dolls that Celebrate and Empower Disabled Children

Hello Beautiful People, You’ve seen me talk a good deal about the importance of Black dolls. Today, I want to speak about dolls that are for those of us who are physically different. My youngest daughter suffers with a chronic pain condition. Most days, you cannot look at her and…

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Big Beautiful Dolls Shake Up Fashion World

Hello Beautiful People, Sunday, we celebrated the AMAZING mothers in our lives. In our country, “motherly” isn’t usually synonymous with “sexy”. In 1999, Georgette Taylor and her friend Audrey Bell-Kearney created the Big Beautiful Dolls (BBD) company and shook up the doll world! They introduced the first line of full…

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Lil Kim: Why Black Dolls Are Important

Hello Beautiful People, First of all, this post is not about blasting Lil Kim. I actually pray she is happy with the way she looks. She has invested hundreds of thousands of dolls and many hours of pain to look the way she does. This post is about the Lil…

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Prince: The Musician, The Writer, The Man, The Doll

Hello Beautiful People, The last 24+ hours have been crazy with the news of Prince’s death. Stories are now being told about how he was so much more than a musician. He was a phenomenal song writer who wrote songs that became hits for Chaka Khan, Sinead O’Connor, Stevie Nicks,…

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So, You Think You Want to Own A Business: Follow Your Passion

Hello Beautiful People, We live in a time when many people DESIRE to be entrepreneurs but are afraid to take the leap to make it happen. Even though I am an entrepreneur, I am still timid in my business. I am still overcoming hurdles within myself. I know these hurdles…

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So, You Think You Want to Own A Business: Taxes

Hello Beautiful People,   I haven’t written about owning a business for a while. I thought I’d write a quick piece about TAXES! If you are going into retail, where you will be buying and selling individual items, I cannot stress enough how important it is to for you to…