25 Toys that all 90’s babies wish they still owned…

The 90’s were like undoubtedly the best years ever. Television, movies, music and TOYS! It makes me so sad to see what kids are growing up watching and playing with nowadays. They will never know the awesomeness that was: Spice Girls, N’SYNC, All That, Good Burger, Are You Afraid of The Dark, Doug, R.L. Stine books, Beanie Babies, Troll Dolls, Tamagotchis and so on. Now, they are subjected to auto tuned music *gag*, tv shows that have laugh tracks that don’t even sound amused and social media sites. There seriously is no hope for this generation -_-

Get ready to take a stroll down memory lane and get nostalgic af…

1. Super Nintendo

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Almost nothing made me happier than hearing the little bleeps and bloops and cute background music as Mario fought his way to save his beloved Princess Peach.

2.Sticky Hands

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I actually came across one of these at work not too long ago and just like a kid gone crazy with one of these, my boss put me on time out…

3. Gak

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Another gooey, sticky favorite. I also loved making home made Gak with my mom. How much she liked it…..well, that’s left up for discussion.

4. Etch-A-Sketch

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I felt like Picasso with that little thing…

5. Beanie Babies

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These legit were my all time FAVORITE! I remember saving up all my allowance *the massive lump sum I got every week* and running to the toy store to buy at least two of these little guys every week. I wish I still had them, what some of these are worth now?!…I would definitely get my fair return.

6. Skip It

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Not only was this a super fun toy, but a really great workout! Skip It needs to make a return and fast, because some of these kidssss….. *well, I’ll move on*

7.  Easy Bake

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I don’t care if you are a guy or girl, you LOVED this shit! You loved the ability to bake your own REAL LIFE snacks without needing Mommy’s help! This thing totally made you feel like an adult…

8. Little Disc Things

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You know, I’m not going to lie… I don’t even remember the name of these things or what their real purpose was. I just remember collecting a bunch of them and bringing them along with me to play dates LOL. Which still makes them way more awesome than what kids play with now…

9. Tamagotchis

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Tam- a- freakin- gotchis… this little thing was LIFE itself. I personally owned at least 20 throughout my childhood. Any and every body had one of these growing up in the 90’s. There was just something so magical about having a “pet” that you got to feed, bathe and scoop it’s poop. If only we could get that excited about our chores 😉

10. Gameboy

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You were one of the realest of the real if you had one of these babies.

11. Puppy Surprise

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Mmm, let’s just say I found myself searching for this on eBay not too long ago *blush face emoji*

12. Super Soaker

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This was the ultimate Summer must- have. This was before kids became crazy and couldn’t handle playing with a “toy” gun. :-\

13.  The Walkman

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There was something seriously badass about having one of these. Listening to all your rated-PG cd’s 😉

14. Slip N’ Slide

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Another Summer favorite. Not so much for my dad, my dad loved his perfectly green grass 🙂

15.  The Clarissa Explains It All Phone

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Ok, so this wasn’t the official name, but “Clarissa Explains It All” totally made this phone everything!!!

16. Lite Brite

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These were amazing for so many reasons. I just remember my wall being completely decorated with the glow in the dark ones :-p

17. Nerf Footballs

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I loved throwing this around just to hear that whistling sound…

18. Doctors Kit

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Everyone was a board certified doctor with this little kit. I personally treated so many cases of the flu, chicken pox, malaria, broken ankle and dislocated shoulder…I truly was an amazing child 🙂

19.  3D View Master

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Before 3d movies, before virtual reality, before well..anything, there was this amazing device. You got to see your favorite characters in 3d, how freaking cool was that back then?!

20. POWER WHEELSSSSS

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Ok, so I know I said the Walkman was badass… but nothing made you cooler than having one of these. This literally gave you status on the block. You could not tell me ANYTHING while I was riding around in my hot pink Barbie Power Wheels convertible WITH the built in car phone. Owwwww 😉

21. Anything Lisa Frank

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ANYTHING…

22. Pokémon Cards

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Trading these things was as serious as trading stocks…

23. Nintendo 64

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This is actually what my brother looked like in real life when he opened his Nintendo 64 on Christmas many, many moons ago. To this day, my favorite game was/is Mario Kart 64. LOVE

24. Cupcake Dolls

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One of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries. How did this thing smell so damn good and KEPT it’s amazing smell forever.

25. Furbie

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Lastly, Furbies. Personally, I was not allowed to own one of these because my Mom thought they were demon possessed. Honestly, I didn’t mind… these freaking things scared the shit out of me anyway.


So the 90’s was an amazing era. Does anyone else feel super old?! God, I would give just about anything to go back to that time. Currently experiencing major Peter Pan syndrome right now. Don’t mind me while I go searching for Tinkerbell and my magic pixie dust… Hope you enjoyed the stroll down memory lane 🙂

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12 Most Annoying Things Us Mixed People Deal With…

Soooo, I’m mixed right. I am Black, White, Portuguese, Jewish to name a few. There are so many wonderful things that come with being mixed! However, there are certain things us mixed people can’t stand…like drive us up a wall, pull our hair out, are you seriously asking us that type of can’t stand. Here is a funny, but oh so serious look into a day in our lives..

1. What are you?

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When asked by the first 5 people of the day, mayyyybe not so annoying. By the 6’th, 10’th, 15’th person …. I should just walk around with a sign on my head that says “unicorn.”

2. You act White, I wouldn’t even think you’re black…

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Hmmmm, Thanks?

3. Is it ok if I call you T? You’re extremely “unique” name is too difficult for me…

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Taccara, pronounced (TA-CAR-A) … REALLY?!?!?!

4. Can I touch you hair?

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No. But ESPECIALLY no, because 99% of the time that this question is asked, a hand is already being reached scalp-ward.

5. Where are you from, like actually from?

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I know I look like an alien, but believe it or not… I’m from here. Yes, here…as in America  -_-

6. Tests or Job applications that force you to fill out only one race…

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Whatever, I’ll just check all the boxes that apply and you can’t stop me !!!

7. Do you feel like you have a hard time fitting in?

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I know, I spend hours every day deciding if I’m  going to grab a Starbucks or join the Twerk Team -_-

8. Being told that you look like a million other different mixed people…

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I look like her?!..You mean that mixed chick?…Oh yeah I see it now…  I couldn’t tell under all that looks-nothing-like-me-ness.

9. So like, what are you more like? More white or black?

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Self explanatory 🙂

10. Why don’t you speak other languages then?

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…….

11. You’re so pretty because you’re mixed

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You’re right, I mean imagine how ugly I would be if I was just one race.

12. You’re Spanish right, do you speak Spanish?

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NO.


 

So you see guys? We’re not these weird little creatures. These little dolls that you touch and prod out of awe and curiosity. While being mixed is awesome, for so many reasons, we don’t want to be treated like a different species. We are but simple humans too 😉

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Loved Last Night’s Look?! ….

Hello Lovelies…

I got a TONNN of compliments while out last night and via comments on social media about my outfit last night *oh stop, you’re far too kind*

The best part about my #ootn (for those who aren’t hip with the lingo, this means – outfit of the night)… is that it was super chic and cute but most importantly, COMFY! I think we can all agree that we want to look great and feel great wearing it!

If you loved last night’s look and just gotta have it – Find the store and price of these great fashion finds below!

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::Slouchy Scoop Neck Tank:: H&M | $19.99

:: Boyfriend Jean:: H&M | 34.99

::Beyond Amazing Combat Boots:: H&M | 39.99 (They’re just called combat boots, I threw in the amazing)

::Super Cute Cross Body Purse:: TJ MAXX | $19.99 (Brand unknown, also made up the name)

OOTN Grand Total: $114.96

So there you have it! Not only have I now revealed that I have an addiction to all things H&M, but I’ve also taught you that you can look good for less!

Happy Shopping!

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Your Resume…Hate it, but Need It

If you’re like most people out there, you’re probably one of two things. Unemployed and looking for a job, or employed, but looking to get another, better job. Well, The Blogery is here to make things a littleeeee bit smoother for you.

Everyone knows the application process is a total b**tch. It takes hours and hours to fill out what seems to be the world’s dumbest questionnaire. “Why do you want to work at CVS…Answer: Because I love stocking tampons in aisle 7”  *Insert majorly sarcastic emoji face* Don’t you wish you could really say, “It’s because I need a damn job and even though I have a degree and years of sweat, blood, tears and student loan debt to last me a century…this is the only place that called me back.” Yeah, don’t we all…

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There is almost no truer statement than “looking for a full-time job IS a full-time job.” It truly is just that, something that consumes hours of your day. It’s a long and tedious process that seems like it never brings any real results. After personally speaking with a close friend of mine, who happens to be the HR Director of a major company, she informed me that the resume is a crucial part of the hiring process. Not that, that comes as a surprise to most, but she stressed the importance of the format, information given/not given, wording, etc. Once I tweaked my own resume to the format she provided me with, I was getting call backs on the weekly basis!

I could go on all day about the specifics of what exactly your resume should look like, but then, well… we would be here all day. If you do want to see my personal resume for help, email me @ The_Blogery@yahoo.com 😉

For now though, I will give you 4 tips on things NOT to put on your darling little resume…

::Don’t #1::

Stale Buzzwords

Recruiters hate the overuse of stale buzzwords, especially “proactive,” “team player,” and “self-motivated.” Seasoned interviewers understand how to find out whether you are proactive, self-motivated, or a team player by asking the right situational questions during an interview. The buzzwords that you use in your resume should directly correspond to your professional vocation. For an accountant, the buzzword can be “accurate.” Restaurant managers should consider using the buzzword “multitasking.”

::Don’t #2::

Weird Fonts & Ugly Colors

You want your resume to stand out, but not for the wrong reasons. Weird fonts turn off recruiters, unless you seek employment with a graphic design team. Since most resumes undergo some type of computerized scanning, you must avoid the crazy looking fonts and stick with standard fonts that include Arial, Cambria, and Times New Roman. Stay away from using any color other than black for the typeface. Your email address or website domain may turn blue as a link, but other information should remain black. Never bold the entire resume, just the headings that define each resume section.

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::Don’t #3::

Hobbies

If you apply for an accountant position, the recruiter in charge of scheduling interviews cares nothing at all that you enjoy water skiing, movie going or long walks on the beach. In fact, you can expect recruiters to stop reading your resume, when they come to the “Hobbies” section. The discussion of your hobbies might happen during one of the interviews, most likely the final interview that you receive a job offer. Recruiters only want to know about your professional interests and even that information should remain in the domain of an interview.

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::Don’t #4::

Taking a Stroll Down Memory Lane

Way too many job applicants add jobs that go back more that 15 years or even further back to an era that was devoid of the Internet. If you have worked at your current job for more than 10 years, that is the only job you need to include on your resume. Your experience at the one employer provides plenty of material for the “accomplishments” section of your resume. In addition, presenting multiple past jobs that span only a few years indicates to recruiters that you have a bad job history.

The most effective resumes include name, primary phone number, and one email address at the top of the page. Then, a one-sentence career objective follows that succinctly describes your professional goals. After the concise career objective, add your job history and professional accomplishments. There is no need to include at the bottom of your resume “References upon request.” If a recruiter wants reference, he or she will ask you for three or more personal and professional references.

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There you have it my friends. Four simple things to tweak on your resume! I’m sure we all have the above mistakes on our resumes (I sure did.) Now that you have the knowledge bestowed upon you, go make those corrections and get yourself a job! 😉

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Happy Job Hunting!!!

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Feature of the Week…

This week The Blogery is proud to present to you  ::Chris Sainato:: Let’s give a big round of applause for this amazing artist!

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Chris Sainato was born and raised in Albany, NY. He earned a BA in Studio Art from Union College in Schenectady, NY. While there, Chris began his classical training as an artist. Studying under Walter Hatke, Sandra Wimer and Fernando Orellana, Chris developed and refined his talents.

Chris’ professional career in graphic design started at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY. As an intern, Chris created graphics for both print and web. His work there included house programs, promotional banners, posters, social media graphics, email graphics, event photography and more.

In the Spring of 2014, Chris held his first solo fine art exhibition in The Burns Art Atrium Gallery at Union College. The show, entitled Trademarc, created a narrative between corporate America and the viewer’s ability to recognize logos, despite them being reduced to abstract forms. This show merged his love for graphic design as well as fine art. He currently has work in the Spa Fine Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY. Chris continues to fulfill commissions privately.

Now living in Stamford, CT, Chris is a custom designer for Vineyard Vines. Chris creates illustrations for custom ties, tote bags, apparel and more. Recently, the Wall Street Journal posted an article on their website featuring a design for Van Eck Global. Chris’ work for Vineyard Vines is primarily for Colleges, Country Clubs, Corporations, Weddings and much more.

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*One of Chris’ Masterpieces*…unbelievably awesome right?!


As you can see, Chris is an amazingly talented and accomplished artist. I was lucky enough to have Chris do a custom piece for me…

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Watch a master at work…This time elapsed vid is pretty sick!

To contact Chris before his art explodes and you can’t afford him 😉 please click here to be directed to his website .

Hope you LOVED this week’s feature! If you would like to be The Blogery’s ::Feature of the Week:: please submit  the following to The_Blogery@yahoo.com, subject line: Feature of the Week

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