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Caboodles
Not long ago, I did a major purge of my bedroom closet at home in Houston and found two of these classic childhood artifacts buried under years of accumulated stuff.
What I found inside, wow, it was like a time capsule of my youth:  hundreds of tiny Barbie accessories, my extensive key-chain collection, Hard Candy nail polishes, friendship bracelet string, lanyard supplies, body glitter, Polly Pockets, costume jewelry… so many long-forgotten memories.
What did you used to keep in your caboodle?

Caboodles

Not long ago, I did a major purge of my bedroom closet at home in Houston and found two of these classic childhood artifacts buried under years of accumulated stuff.

What I found inside, wow, it was like a time capsule of my youth: hundreds of tiny Barbie accessories, my extensive key-chain collection, Hard Candy nail polishes, friendship bracelet string, lanyard supplies, body glitter, Polly Pockets, costume jewelry… so many long-forgotten memories.

What did you used to keep in your caboodle?

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Lite-Brite
The other day I found something on the ground that reminded me of those little colored Lite-Brite pegs we used to stick into the black paper patterns. Remember? I used to sit in my room for HOURS playing with this, putting each and every peg in its designated color-coded place, before switching on the light and marveling proudly at my unmatched artistic ability. Ah, to be a kid again.

Lite-Brite

The other day I found something on the ground that reminded me of those little colored Lite-Brite pegs we used to stick into the black paper patterns. Remember? I used to sit in my room for HOURS playing with this, putting each and every peg in its designated color-coded place, before switching on the light and marveling proudly at my unmatched artistic ability. Ah, to be a kid again.

Filed under throwback lite brite 90s

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Throwback of the Day: Books from the 90s
These books were pretty much my bible growing up. I used to have dreams about being the president of a middle-school suburban babysitters club and I think I watched The Babysitter’s Club movie so many times that it literally wore out the VHS tape.
If you get a chance, look back and read a few pages from one of these books, you will be shocked at how absolutely TERRIBLE they are!

Throwback of the Day: Books from the 90s

These books were pretty much my bible growing up. I used to have dreams about being the president of a middle-school suburban babysitters club and I think I watched The Babysitter’s Club movie so many times that it literally wore out the VHS tape.

If you get a chance, look back and read a few pages from one of these books, you will be shocked at how absolutely TERRIBLE they are!

Filed under throwback books babysitter's club

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Throwback of the Day: MASH
I grew up thinking that at this point in my life I’d already be married to Screech, live in a shack in Manhattan, have 81 children, and drive my puke green Lamborghini everyday to work as a porta potty cleaner. Guess NOT!
MASH was a universally popular pastime - who didn’t love humiliating their friends by prophesying about their less-than-desirable futures? Well, I did. I even had a dedicated MASH notebook.
Relive the painful fortunetelling by playing online here.

Throwback of the Day: MASH

I grew up thinking that at this point in my life I’d already be married to Screech, live in a shack in Manhattan, have 81 children, and drive my puke green Lamborghini everyday to work as a porta potty cleaner. Guess NOT!

MASH was a universally popular pastime - who didn’t love humiliating their friends by prophesying about their less-than-desirable futures? Well, I did. I even had a dedicated MASH notebook.

Relive the painful fortunetelling by playing online here.

Filed under mash throwback children 90s

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Throwback of the Day: Tamagotchis
I used to love these things. But when it came down to actually feeding my pet, letting it go to the bathroom, playing with it, making sure it slept, monitoring its happiness… I was the worst.
I would neglect mine on the keyring of my backpack for days at a time while he shriveled up and became this little angry and vicious monster beeping incessantly begging for food and attention, at which point I’d ‘reset’ his sad little life and start the whole process over again.

Throwback of the Day: Tamagotchis

I used to love these things. But when it came down to actually feeding my pet, letting it go to the bathroom, playing with it, making sure it slept, monitoring its happiness… I was the worst.

I would neglect mine on the keyring of my backpack for days at a time while he shriveled up and became this little angry and vicious monster beeping incessantly begging for food and attention, at which point I’d ‘reset’ his sad little life and start the whole process over again.

Filed under tamagotchi toys 90s throwback

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Throwback of the Day: Magic Eye 
Remember these? The fear of permanently-crossed eyes that my mother tried to brainwash me with was not enough to stop me from staring at these images so long that it felt like my brain was going to burst. Headaches and watery glazed eyes aside, I was always amazed by the hidden images. No one really seemed to know how these things worked, and I don’t think anybody really ever cared.

Throwback of the Day: Magic Eye

Remember these? The fear of permanently-crossed eyes that my mother tried to brainwash me with was not enough to stop me from staring at these images so long that it felt like my brain was going to burst. Headaches and watery glazed eyes aside, I was always amazed by the hidden images. No one really seemed to know how these things worked, and I don’t think anybody really ever cared.

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Throwback of the Day: Girly Girl Games of the 90s
Ok, I lived for these games. Mall Madness was an all-time favorite - having my very own credit card, racing around chasing sales and scrambling back to the ATM for cash, just what I needed to be learning as a 9-year old. Oh and I used to pretend that the pink phone from Dream Phone was real and walk around the house talking to my ‘secret admirers’ all the time. Haha, how classic…

Throwback of the Day: Girly Girl Games of the 90s

Ok, I lived for these games. Mall Madness was an all-time favorite - having my very own credit card, racing around chasing sales and scrambling back to the ATM for cash, just what I needed to be learning as a 9-year old. Oh and I used to pretend that the pink phone from Dream Phone was real and walk around the house talking to my ‘secret admirers’ all the time. Haha, how classic…

Filed under 90s games mall madness throwback

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Embarrassing Photo of the Day - Glamour Shots
Yep, this is me and my mom circa 1992. So ridiculous…
If you were anything like me as a youngin, you used to beg your parents relentlessly to let you do a Glamour Shots photo shoot. Why my mother supported wasting $75 for some underpaid mall attendant with two weeks beauty school experience to JonBenét Rams-ify me for photographic posterity will forever be beyond me.

Embarrassing Photo of the Day - Glamour Shots

Yep, this is me and my mom circa 1992. So ridiculous…

If you were anything like me as a youngin, you used to beg your parents relentlessly to let you do a Glamour Shots photo shoot. Why my mother supported wasting $75 for some underpaid mall attendant with two weeks beauty school experience to JonBenét Rams-ify me for photographic posterity will forever be beyond me.

Filed under 1992 glamour shots mom throwback gpoy

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DunkAroos
Ah yes. DunkAroos were the ultimate lunchroom trading power house - everyone was willing to give up whatever they had for these negligibly nutritious cookies-and-frosting combo snacks. Regardless of the flavor, chocolate, vanilla, or the late-era cookies n’ cream, these were a kid’s dream.
I never understood why the cookies were shaped like a dapper Australian Kangaroo wearing a hat, vest, and tie? Anyone know?

DunkAroos

Ah yes. DunkAroos were the ultimate lunchroom trading power house - everyone was willing to give up whatever they had for these negligibly nutritious cookies-and-frosting combo snacks. Regardless of the flavor, chocolate, vanilla, or the late-era cookies n’ cream, these were a kid’s dream.

I never understood why the cookies were shaped like a dapper Australian Kangaroo wearing a hat, vest, and tie? Anyone know?

Filed under YUM classic dunkaroos snacks throwback

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Lisa Frank Stickers
I probably had close to 5000 stickers in my Lisa Frank sticker collection box. These little golden retriever and mardi gras woman ones, wow, those take me back. Not to mention the folders and binders and pens. Ha!
Sidenote: If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been posting a lot of  ‘do you remember’ stuff recently (Gak, Beanie Babies, Gelly Rolls, Honey the movie). I guess I’ve been feeling nostalgic for the 90s and love looking back at all the ridiculous stuff that once was SO cool. I have a lot more in my head and I think everyone can relate, so hope you’re enjoying them!

Lisa Frank Stickers

I probably had close to 5000 stickers in my Lisa Frank sticker collection box. These little golden retriever and mardi gras woman ones, wow, those take me back. Not to mention the folders and binders and pens. Ha!

Sidenote: If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been posting a lot of  ‘do you remember’ stuff recently (Gak, Beanie Babies, Gelly Rolls, Honey the movie). I guess I’ve been feeling nostalgic for the 90s and love looking back at all the ridiculous stuff that once was SO cool. I have a lot more in my head and I think everyone can relate, so hope you’re enjoying them!

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