My mom can tell you about my Barbie obsession growing up and how many hours I could play with my dolls. My most magical Christmas growing up was when I received that big beautiful yellow and pink Barbie dreamhome. I was in heaven…remember this one? Yep, I had it and my parents evidently stayed up all night putting it together Christmas morning. They took lots of naps that Christmas day.
In my real job, I manage branding and corporate marketing for a global company. So, that means I try to keep in touch with branding trends and new ideas. I’ve never been able to resist a Barbie, so when the below video was recently shared on my Facebook feed, I had to watch. Mattel hits a home run with this new ad for Barbie, positioning it around the potential and future possibilities of girls vs. just cute clothes, makeup and fun hair (which, actually, can live together in harmony if we are lucky enough).
If you know, me, you also know I love Halloween. I pulled out the Halloween decorations for the house yesterday, so we are tricking and treating over there already. Today I decided my Facebook page needed to get into the Halloween spirit, so I put together a quick graphic for my header. Feel free to steal and use on your Facebook page to get everyone in the Halloween mood too! All you have to do is right click on it and save to your desktop, then upload to your Facebook page! Wallah – you’re instantly decorated for Halloween (at least online anyway)!
James Mumsford, an American teacher and composer, perhaps described the Shih Tzu best: “Nobody knows how the ancient eunuchs managed to mix together: a dash of lion, several teaspoons of rabbit, a couple of ounces of domestic cat, one part court jester, a dash of ballerina, a pinch of old man, a bit of beggar, a tablespoon of monkey, one part baby seal, a dash of teddy bear, and, for the rest, dogs of Tibetan and Chinese origin.”