Friday Frivolity - Favorite Toys When You Were a Kid

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...

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At last week's party, we shared our favorite hobbies.

This week, we're sharing our top toys from when we were kids! 

I had great plans to share all sorts of silly, Little-Lisa stories to go along with each of these playthings, but then I went and broke my toe (it is not the first time, believeitornot) and since I've currently got it propped up on an Everest of pillows with an application of ice every 20 minutes in the hopes that I'll be able to wedge the darned thing into my skate for my lessons later, I'll keep the list brief:

1. Lego Bricks

Gv playing with my ancient Lego bricks -- in the original box! I still love playing with these things!

2. Shrinky Dinks

I think I have two sheets left of my Shrinky Dink paper -- when Gv gets a little older, we'll create something fun!

3. Spirograph

4. Coloforms

Gv got this set as a hand-me-down. I don't think mine are still around, but I had one that was Snoopy and a Muppets set and they were the coolest things ever!

5. Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs & wooden blocks

Gv's had my colorful (probably lead paint-covered) wooden blocks to play with since she was a baby. She has my Tinker Toys, too, but we're still searching for the Lincoln Logs...

Now time for the new stuff!

The Hosts:

Host, Lisa, Friday Frivolity Superbowl / Football Memes Edition! (Sort of, Not Really...  ;P) Plus the Friday Frivolity LINKY PARTY - the blog link-up for all things Fun, Funny, Happy, and Hopeful!

  Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Lisa recently wrote about her all the fantastic fun Peg + Cat-themed birthday party she threw for her've gotta check it out!

Friday Frivolity Host Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom

Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to's and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON'T Read book reviews, and more!  She's been on a bit of a hiatus, but you have to stop by her blog to see the adorable reason behind it!

Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay!  We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun!  Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment.  :)  Swing by here to express interest and ask any questions! 

Featured Post from Last Week:

In a fun twist, since we have multiple hosts and co-hosts we will also have multiple features.... but you will have to go check out the other blogs to see if you were featured there!  ;)    


The featured post for Syncopated Mama this week is........

Free Printable Rainbow Card won out easily this week.

I mean, it's rainbows, so there's pretty much no way I couldn't pick it as my feature! (Now I just need to control my usage of this great little printable, otherwise I'll be going through ink cartridges like crazy!)

Now, the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot. If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'! Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to 3 posts, and old posts are always welcome! 

We're so happy you're here! Let's have some fun!

What fun do you have planned for the weekend?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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  1. How fabulous! I am so jealous of all the toys my daughter has, however toys when I was younger didn't break! ;)
    Funnily enough I did get her a pack of Shrinkies for Christmas that we have made together!
    Thank you for hosting and Happy Friday! So glad the comment box is back :) Sim x

  2. Hey, lovely! Thank you SO much as always for hosting my all-time favorite blog party. :) I also wanted to let you know I loved your post about the Olympics and just reread it but couldn't leave a comment there. All I can say is: 1)you are brilliant; and 2)I can "amen" all even more now than when I first read the post, because I've finally gotten around to watching some of the Olympics DVDs we made (yes, we are old-school that way). xoxo

  3. Oh my goodness....I had those wooden blocks and then purchased them for my kids and they loved them too!

  4. My oldest son is sharing some of his favorite toys with his boy, and it's fun to see them again! The best toys never get old!

  5. Thanks for hosting a great party! Wish I had time to visit all the posts!!

  6. I mostly had some kind of ball and was outside playing or throwing it outside.

    Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Thanks for the party. Always a treat seeing all the creativity in one place :)

  8. Hope your toe is feeling better soon; I've broken my toe a few times and know how painful that can be. I think some of my favorite childhood toys were Weebles (I had their tree house), the Snoopy snowcone maker, and barbies! I had lots and lots of barbies of all kinds with extra clothes and houses, cars, etc.

  9. Back in the Mesozoic Era when I was young, I had a small green sports car (similar to today's Matchbox cars) that I absolutely loved! (I was a tomboy and thought dolls were for sissies!)