Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dollar Doll Clothes

For those who love dolls, sewing, and/or saving money, I just had to share these amazing links!

Dollar Doll Clothes from Underware! You have to take a moment and check out this amazing, frugal and adorable idea!!!

Doll Messenger Bag and Shoes from Recycled Handbag

Dollar Store Recyle Makes Doll Backpack

Something For Nothing Doll Dress (How amazing that she found Felicity for $1 at a yard sale!)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fun Doll Resources

We love dolls at our house. I still have some of mine from when I was younger (the Fisher Price "My Friend" line with dolls about 15 inches) and Mandy and Jenny are now lovingly cherished by our daughter, "MineralPrincess". Many of her friends have American Girl dolls, but so far the only 18 inch doll she has is her treasured Elizabeth from the Proverbs 31 line.

We are just learning our way around the 18-inch world and wanted to share with you a few fun doll resources we have found so far.

Emily Rose provides beautiful 18 inch doll clothing and furniture at discounted prices.

Dolls N' Woll is the blog of 11-year-old Jasmine, filled with adorable doll pictures, stories of the lives of her dolls, and an occasional fun give-away. :)

Doll Clothes Patterns offers patterns to make your own clothing for your 18 inch doll.

American Doll Fan is another cute doll blog.

I am very sad to say that Proverbs 31 dolls have been out of stock for some time and Blessed Toys cannot confirm any plans to restart this line. When MineralPrincess gets a little older, she will receive some A Life of Faith girl dolls that we were able to collect before that wonderful company also stopped production this year. Another beautiful alternative to AG is available through The Vision Forum in their Beautiful Girlhood collection (less expensive, yet reported to be great quality) - I haven't seen this line in person.

What are your favorite doll websites? Please share!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Free Book July 10 only

We all want to be skinny. There are healthy ways to work toward this goal and unhealthy ways. If you are a teen wondering about how to live with your body, today only you can order a TOTALLY FREE (as in nothing for the book, no tax, no shipping, nada!) copy of Skinny by Laura L Smith Today Only, using coupon code H20E1M3Y4. Enter your coupon code at the top of your cart before you head to check out.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Free Makeup Offer

Receive a FREE 5g sifter jar of Teen Mineral Makeup™ in your choice of color by placing any $50 order before July 13! To receive this gift, write "free 5" and the name of your color choice in the COMMENTS section (notice, this is different from the discount code area) when you place your order from

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Over on the main website (adult version of this blog) I'm hosting a big Virtual Spa Weekend right now with lots of give-aways. So please let you mom, your aunt, your teacher or any special woman (18 or over) in you life know about it. Here's a special offer just for my "Girlz" who are teens and tweens.

Nancy Rue, has graciously donated a copy of FaithGirlz BeautyLab to be mailed to one of my readers. All you need to do to enter this contest is check with your parents for permission, then leave me a comment with your first name, age and a working email address (so I can contact you to get your mailing address if you win) by May 9. If you are under 13, please ask and adult to enter for you, something like, "Hi, I'm Amy's mom, Sue. Amy is 11 and would love to win this book. Please email us at when we win. :)"

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Teen Mineral Makeup

Now Affordable Mineral Makeup™ has a "little sister" division, offering high-quality, trendy makeup just for teens and tweens!
Teen Mineral Makeup animated button

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Knight In Shining Armor

As young women we long to be swept off our by a knight in shining armor. We have fairy-tail dreams that are all-too-often disapointed by the guys in our lives. But tonight I want to tell you the most beautiful Valentine's story ever.

Let me start by telling you about two necklaces I own. One is a large, beautiful crystal-cut heart necklace. The other is also a heart, this one of solid metal and inscribed with the words of John 15:13, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."

Like my crystal necklace, there are many ways we can strive to look beautiful on the outside and reflect a good image to the world around us, just like the facets on this necklace reflect beautiful colors and light. To look at most of us you might think that we “have it all together.” But if I take off my necklace and hold it away from light, we can see that all that beauty is just outward and that inside there is nothing there but plain glass. Sometime what we portray to the world is simply a disguise for the fragile emptiness we are feeling inside.

We all have different heartaches. Yours may be longing for someone to love or be loved by. Or trying to make your body look differently than it does in order to fill that void in you heart. At one time in my life my emptiness drove me to the point desperation and even contemplating suicide. No one could see that lonely emptiness inside, but I knew it was there. The heartache and grief consumed me every day and I felt abandoned by God because it seemed that He didn't even care.

But thankfully how I may "feel" about God doesn't dictate reality. Lamentations chapter 3 is a long book of heartache about all the things this author suffered. But hidden right in the midst of his complaints, he dramatically shifts gears for a few verses and boldly proclaims, "Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail." While I was busy feeling overlooked by Him, He had already been going out of His way to prove the opposite to me.

What is the value of something? It isn't really the cost of an item as much as it is what someone is really willing to pay. There are many things I don't buy because the price tag is higher than I feel the value to be. But God placed the ultimate value on me when He choose to pay the price of His son's life to prove His love for me! Many of us know the verse John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." God made this verse very personal to me when I realized that "God so long to call me His daughter that He allowed the death of His only biological son to pay the price of my adoption."

If you are feeling empty and fragile and wondering about God's love for you, He has proved it better than any knight in shining armor ever could. Remember the verse on my second necklace, John 15:13? "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." Just like this necklace is strong and solid and full of meaning, when I put my hope in God and trust Him at His word even when I don't "feel" Him there, He fills that empty place in my heart with hope.

” Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness…
For men are not cast off
by the Lord forever.
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
so great is his unfailing love.“

-Lamentations3:21-23, 3:31-32 (NIV)