Friday, January 23, 2015

Journey Girl dolls and pennies!

Maybe it's the really wet rainy weather we've been having this month, or missing Hawaii, or the fact that nothing stays long here in Vancouver BC, but I bought another doll yesterday, the 3rd doll this month! That's quite unusual, seeing as one of the dolls was an AG and you know they're not cheap.
I was busy for around two hours on Wednesday rolling a large container of coins, including pennies. Here in Canada we no longer use them as the Bank of Canada discontinued their production in early 2012. It took me over a year to get used to no pennies, and I no longer find them on the street. However instead I find quarters so I guess that's much better! I can't figure out if I'm getting cheated or not, as if the total of an item in the store comes to $10. 23, and I hand the clerk a $10 bill plus a quarter, I don't get 2 cents back; I get nothing back. But if something costs $20.02 I just pay the $20 and don't worry about the 2 cents so maybe it all works out? It's called "rounding up" or "rounding down".
Anyhow, I went to Toys R Us yesterday after cashing in my rolled coins at the bank.
I got quite a bit back! The pennies totaled $10 so they helped to buy the Journey Girl doll produced by Toys R Us. That's their brand of 18" doll I guess. They have really cute accessories including a darling bike for only $34 and a neat oven for $34. 

They had around 20 different dolls so they were well stocked.
I settled on Dana, an animal lover. I re-named her Penny. Tee hee...
That way she will always remind me of the lost Canadian pennies.
She has a cute dress and sweater, handbag, and blue plastic shoes.
Her glasses make her too studious looking so I removed them.

Here is the huge stack of pennies which amounted to $10!
Coins really add up. The whole amount of all the rolled coins came to $98!
This year I'm planning to save all the toonies ($2 coins) and use them for eating out, as we are on a very low budget this year. My husband got a new job last October 2014 at Coast Capital Savings and it is quite a bit less than he used to make in previous years before his brother left the company due to illness. But we are so glad his job is stable so we have to learn to make do all over again, similar to when we were first married. I guess that's how life is in the 2010's!

Here is Penny released from her box.
Isn't her accessory set cute? There are around 6 different Journey Girl dolls, all in the same packaging. I loved this accessory set as I simply love London! It was only $13.99 Cdn. The JG dolls have really small feet so their shoes don't fit an AG doll.

Of course the T-shirt would look better with jeans or a short jean skirt.
The set has a cute cap, shirt, London map, and a thin plastic red camera, with the adorable red plastic sandals, which were a little tricky to fasten in the back.
I'm getting attached to these little dolls. I found some cute pictures of them on Pinterest.
There's nothing like another new doll in the house!
Loretta Houben


JGKelsey said...

Penny is super cute. Glad you found the Journey Girls!

Shoregirl said...

Looks like you're having fun with your dolls! Penny sure is cute!

kitty said...

Well isn't Penny a cutie??!!

Stephanie said...

Your pretty new doll looks like a Penny - I think it's the perfect name :)

Thanks for sharing, dear Loretta. Hugs to you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your new dollie is adorable. I'm doing a doll post today so I hope you can stop by to visit! Hugs, Diane
PS Penny is one of my favorite names!

Scrappy quilter said...

What cute dolls. I use to collect them and have only one left. One of these days I'll post about it.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Cute dolls!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Simply Shelley said...

She cute, I'm going to have to go to Toys r us and look at their dolls. Of course, I'll have to visit the baby doll section as well :) Blessings