Children of the 80’s

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Ok, this post is sort of random, but Mal and I had such a blast last night reminiscing (and laughing) about the ridiculous toys and games we had as kids, I thought it would be fun to do on CNC today.

Do any of these look familiar?

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I’m pretty sure I haven’t though about Fashion Plates or Mad Balls since the 1980’s. What a blast from the past!

As you can see, I totally embrace the 80’s, and, in the past, I’ve blogged about my other favorite toys, including Skip-Its, Pocket Rockers, and Pogo Balls as well as my favorite music, celebrity crushes, and Punky Brewster on a multiple occasions. (I always thought she was so cool.) I really loved being a kid in the 80’s.

Last Night’s Dinner

Last night’s dinner was quick and simple: homemade pizza on a Boboli crust with shredded cheese, sauce, sliced red bell pepper, leftover ground beef, and Garlic Gold Italian Blend sprinkled on top. Holy delicious. Pizza never gets old for me.

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I paired my slice of pizza with a salad topped with flax oil and balsamic vinegar.

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This morning’s breakfast was Overnight Oats in a Jar, which I know you’ve seen on CNC a zillions times in the past, so here’s a photo of the face that stared at me while I ate it:

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Murphy could not wait to lick the inside of the jar! What a freak.

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Mid-morning, I snacked on two cinnamon raisin Sandwich Thins topped with peanut butter. I took a lunchtime yoga class, so I made sure to eat a substantial snack before I left for it. I hate having a grumbling stomach during class.

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When I got home from yoga, I made lunch, which was scrambled egg whites with shredded cheddar cheese, Garlic Gold nuggets, pepper, and red pepper flakes mixed in with a salad on the side.

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After lunch, I ate a few spoonfuls of Peanut Butter Cup ice cream right from the container. I wasn’t hungry, but I wanted a little something to satisfy my sweet tooth. It worked.

CNC Blog Bake Sale

Mark your calendars!

On Monday, May 16th, I will host a Blog Bake Sale to benefit Team for Kids! If you’ve never participated in a Blog Bake Sale, check out my previous post about the rules and logistics.

If you’d like to donate a baked good, please send me an email at with your name, the baked good(s) that you would like to donate, a short description of it, a photo and/or link to its deliciousness, and whether you’re willing to ship internationally to the winner by Friday, May 13th. You don’t need to be a blogger to participate. All baked goods are welcomed!

P.S. I added a beer category to my blog, which includes lots of posts devoted to reviews and events. (You know it was only a matter of time until I added this category!)



  1. I had the Barbie fashion plates, and I loved them. We also had the Simon game, and I was really into My Little Pony. I didn’t have the Rainbow Brite doll, but I did have Rainbow Brite sheets. Sure takes me back.

  2. Thank you for that blast from the past! It absolutely put the biggest smile on my face!! I’d completely forgotten about Fashion Plates!

  3. OMG! I love this post. I was a child of the 80’s too. I could name toys that I loved forever. Remember, Poochie the dog? Or She-ra and He-man? 80’s cartoons were the best!

    Remember, Freezy Freaky gloves? They would change color in the cold. Or how about wigwams? 🙂

  4. ooooh, i just downloaded Simon to my phone tonight right before i read this, lol!

    and now i want my old skip it =( what great/fun exercise

  5. Oh my gosh! I completely forgot about the Speak & Spell and Fashion plates. Garbage pail kids and mad balls too! I used to have a garbage pail kid that looked like a skateboarder who rain into a car door and another with shards of glass sticking out of it. I have no idea why I thought they were so cool. 🙂 I love 80s toys!

  6. Oh my gosh I completely forgot about Fashion Plates but I used to LOVE those! Great post, thanks!

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