Today is Day Two of the Minimalism Challenge, and I have selected a Barbie doll to give away and a purse holder.
When I was a little girl I was obsessed with Barbie dolls! I had a mini suitcase which carried all of my Barbie dolls with a variety of clothing bursting through the plastic seams of the carrying case (sounds a bit like my own wardrobe!). I spent hours playing with these blonde bombshells.
I moved out west in my early 20s, and my Mom being a woman who was very involved in charities knew that there was a need for toys and in particular Barbie dolls; she asked me if I was okay with her giving away all of my Barbies as clearly I had no use for them anymore being a young grown woman, I said yes, but I requested to keep one.. It was the “Pretty in Pink Barbie”; I just adored her for some reason, and wanted to keep her for the occasional hair brushing moment.
Years later, I forgot about the conversation we had, and I went to my parents for a visit and looked for “Pretty in Pink Barbie”. She was missing!!!! Mom had given her away too! I was so upset with my Mom, she bought me a Malibu Barbie, not the same… So, this is how the Barbie I am giving away came into my possession.
The purse holder is so you don’t have to put your purse on the ground or place on a counter/desk; it was a hand me down from a colleague. I never use it, and it is more in the way than a help, so into the donation bag it goes!