Barbie is Moving!

There are some toys from my childhood that hold a special place in my heart. Barbie is one of them. When my daughter first started playing with Barbies when she was two, it opened a floodgate of memories of when I used to play for hours on end with my sister and my Barbies in our shared bedroom. We played hair salon by created the most coiffed Barbie looks and dress up with the outfits that we made with my mom’s sewing machine. Yes, I was a crafty little girl!

I saved most of my dolls (besides the ones that my three brothers decided had to be used as experiments!) to one day give to my daughter. When my daughter turned five, I turned my whole Barbie case over to her. For her 5th birthday, we bought her the magnificent Barbie Dream House and handed over my beloved dolls so that she could create her own Barbie magic.

Now as my daughter is starting her 9th summer, we just got word that Barbie is moving.



We all know Barbie is a Malibu, CA girl, right? That blonde hair, blue eyes, perfect body and amazing hair is a dead giveaway.

Well, after 41 years (and she doesn’t look a day over 21!), Barbie is all packed up and on the move, embarking on a worldwide search for a new place to call home! This iconic blonde is bringing her fab world to life in 13 different cities where fans will get a FREE, all-access pass to experience the best of Barbie®.

Guess what? She is stopping in Chicago! Yep, she is coming here June 21-23. We aren’t sure that she will call this her new permanent home because…well…have you ever been to Chicago in the winter?!? It’s darn cold! I just don’t see her trading in the bikini for a sporty snowsuit any time soon.

Anyway, she is stopping here and I’m so excited to be taking my daughter next week to participate in this fun tour. It’s open to the public and it’s FREE! (Who doesn’t like FREE, right?!?) We will be able to play with Barbie® doll like never before with this first-ever, pink-tastic mobile tour, which includes the following activities for girls of all ages:

Ultra-Glam Fashion Runway

The pink spotlight will be on Barbie® doll’s young fans as they walk down the doll-tastic runway in their favorite Barbie® fashions. With the help of a stylist, girls can even get tips and play dress-up for their own fashion show.

Buildin’ and Stylin’ Play Rooms

These unique play rooms will inspire creativity and spark imaginations! Visitors can try a hand at building their very own rooms using Mega Bloks® Barbie™ and tap into their inner fashionistas when they design various Barbie® fashions. Plus, guests can take home their custom creations as a souvenir from their experience in the fab Barbie® world!

Additional fabulous activities!

This first-ever “Barbie® is Moving” mobile tour will also feature:

• Arts and crafts

• Face painting

• Special giveaways for all girls

• Visit for details.

Barbie TourIf you are in Chicago next week, Barbie’s tour is stopping three times. We’ll be headed to the Saturday event if you want to join us there.

Friday, June 21, 2013

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Toys “R” Us Niles

9555 Milwaukee Avenue

Niles, IL60714


Saturday, June 22, 2013

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


1460 Golf Road

Rolling Meadows, IL60008


Sunday, June 23, 2013

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


5050 S. Kedzie Ave

Chicago, IL 60632


If you aren’t in Chicago, there are 13 other cities that the Barbie tour is visiting and you can find out that information here: Barbie Mobile Tour

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from One2One Network and Mattel. All opinions, statements, memories, and comments are my own.