February 13th - Featuring Barbie Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, February 15, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Children Playing With Barbie Dolls, by Petra/Österreich on Pixabay

February 13th is... First Barbie doll for sale (1959), Get a Different Name Day, National Tortellini Day, World Radio Day, Palentine's Day/Galentine's Day, International Condom Day, National Wingman's Day, Self-Love Day, National Tortini Day, Madly In Love With Me Day, Mistress Day, Man Day, Dream Your Sweet Day, International Natural Day, National Break Up With Your Carrier Day, Kiss Day, National Cheddar Day, National Crab Rangoon Day, Desperation Day, Employee Legal Awareness Day (Australia), St. Augustine's Day, St. Priscilla's Day

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PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us, by Tanya Lee Stone (Author). Publisher: Speak; Reprint edition (July 7, 2015)First Barbie doll for sale (1959)
-- The VERY first Barbie® doll was introduced at Toy Fair in New York City in 1959. She was created by a woman named Ruth Handler. The first Barbie® doll was inspired by a German cartoon character doll called Lilli which Ruth had seen on a trip to Germany.

Read: The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us
-- Barbie just might be the most famous doll in the world. She has represented fifty different nationalities. She has stepped into the always-fashionable shoes of more than one hundred twenty careers. She has been played with, studied, celebrated, and criticized for more than fifty years. And she has unquestionably influenced generations of girls — whether that influence has been positive or negative depends on whom you ask.

Image: Barbie 35th Anniversary Doll Special Edition Reproduction of Original 1959 Barbie Doll and Package - Brunette Hair (1993)Original 1959 Barbie Doll and Package -- 35th Anniversary Original 1959 Barbie doll and package! Special edition reproduction is a 1993 mattel production. Includes: 11.5" Barbie doll with brunette hair; wears white and black stripe bathing suit and comes with an original copy of package (box), doll sun glasses, black slip on high heel shoes and a booklet.

123 Pcs Barbie Doll Clothes and Accessories -- 123 pcs. of Barbie doll clothes and accessories including two handmade wedding dress, 13 different fashion wedding dresses, 108 accessories, seven baby doll bicycles and tools, 22 baby doll carriages, and 15 doll furniture. This set has all accessories a doll can use, such as contains jewelry, entertainment accessories, kitchenware, baby doll carriages, clothes, and interior decorations. It's a great gift for children to celebrate their birthday, or Christmas gift.

Barbie Coloring and Activity Books


Image: The Dream Dollhouse Do-It-Yourself Book: Adorable goodies for the fashion dollhouse | Kindle Edition | by Julie Shelton (Author), Erin Hedrington (Illustrator). Publisher: Pipkin Press (June 14, 2014)
Amazon Freebies:

Read Barbie ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

Free Barbie apps

Free Barbie games

Listen to vLPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

Watch Barbie Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

Listen to Barbie Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks




Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

Printable Barbie Princess Bookmarks

PDF activity sheets - Barbie

Barbie Connect the Dots Worksheets Printables

Free Barbie Sewing Patterns

FREE Barbie Cupcake Toppers

Download A Papercraft Exo-Suit For Barbie

Barbie Archives | Fun Family Crafts

Sewing patterns on the Internet for Barbie, Ken, Skipper, Shelly/Kelly

Crochet Pattern Central - Free Barbie Crochet Pattern Link Directory

Barbie Party Printables

Coloring Creations - Barbie Toys, Dolls, Playsets, Vehicles, and Dollhouses

50 Beautiful Barbie Coloring Pages

Barbie - Fun games, activities, Barbie dolls and videos

Download free and fun Barbie activities - coloring pages, printables



Get a Different Name Day
- A day for those who are not fond of the name given to them. At birth, we are given a first name, middle, and last name. It wasn't our choice. Rather, our parents bestowed it upon us. If you like your name, good for you. If not, then today is for you. Take advantage of today to change your name.

National Tortini Day
- Tortini means little cakes in Italian (from the word torta, meaning cake.) This, of course, essentially means it can be just about anything, from cupcakes to pie to quiche.

Employee Legal Awareness Day
- A day emphasizing the importance of legal education for employees so large and small businesses reduce their risk of legal problems.

Madly In Love With Me Day
- A day of self-love, created to inspire women and girls to say Yes! to falling madly in love with themselves again and again for the rest of their lives. The day before Valentine's Day because you have to love me before you can love we.

Mistress Day
- It is a notorious night for men behaving badly. Unofficially, February 13th is also known as Mistress Day, the day straying boyfriends and husbands set aside for the other woman - since they are spending the actual Valentine's Day with their girlfriends and wives.

Man Day
- Held the day before Valentine's Day (AKA Woman's Day). It is a time to celebrate the men of the past, present, and future. A day to celebrate all things macho with a barrage of tattoos, stiff drinks, friendly competition, and good times.





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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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