Aside from the missing nose, this little lady looks somewhat like me... especially with the megaphone hanging out of my hand there. I tend to be loud... which makes living in apartments an adventure. I am married to the ultimate quiet and well-mannered guy. Opposites attract, eh?! His broken record usually repeats the phrase, "Walk softly" or "Lower your voice, please" all day and all night long! We have him outnumbered... me and my monkeys. The kids are as loud as I am. I picked the megaphone on purpose - to say the least.
The shoes are also a match. Just take a look at this photo of my shoes (and my cat). My Skecher 'bling-bling' tennis-shoes look very much like those (besides the silver... mine are black and gold). Those graphic artists at Design-her are very talented, yes?! My hair usually doesn't look that well-groomed (although it is that long when I put it up in a clip). Oh, and my watch has a silver band, not a black band (I wasn't able to change that). It is a pretty cute avatar, though, isn’t it??!
Yesterday, we were having a rough day getting back into our school routine, so Mommy took some time out to create an e-card with my gal on it for the kids. I wrote them a little poem to go with it. Here it is:
LOUD MOUTH MOMMY
~ a poem by Sprittibee
I'm sorry that I sometimes yell...
Just wanted you to know...
That even when I'm mad or cross...
I still do love you so!
So please forgive your mommy...
Even when the day goes SOUTH.
Please love me any way...
Despite my big LOUD mouth!
The kids were tickled to get this card with the little megaphone-mommy on the side. It made their day. My daughter has already made one for a friend, a friend's sister, and herself today!
If you design your own “gal” you will be amazed at all of the choices you have. You can even pick a dog or cat (they have a lot of dog breeds) instead of a stack of books to set beside your little lady (or a TIGER, rabbit, parrot, ....etc.). I nixed the cat for a stack of books (since that is a little more realistic and fits the megaphone better - my kids call me the "slave driver").
As babytalkers.com says:
"You can create stationery, stickers, party invitations, announcements, t-shirts, labels and all sorts of great gifts that look just like you and your friends! You can even design an avatar to use in emails. Bloggers, you can design a gal to put on your blog to jazz it up and even possibly make some money with their affiliate program."and...
Besides how cute these little dolls are, they contribute to a great cause. 5% of every sale goes to the gal-to-gal foundation for breast cancer. The Gal to Gal Foundation believes that women diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer deserve a great amount of support in order to maintain their dignity while receiving treatment throughout the progression of their disease. Over 300,000 patients worldwide will lose their lives to Stage IV Breast Cancer this year. The Gal to Gal Foundation identifies, partners with, and provides funding to existing organizations dedicated to the emotional and financial well-being of Stage IV Breast Cancer survivors.
Have fun making your own virtual "gal" and remember that you are serving a good cause!
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