Choir!

You’ve probably heard me mention that I do choir before, and if you haven’t, well then, I do choir! I love to sing and our choir director is amazing! So is our pianist! Last year I didn’t do any solos, but I did do a part in one song where I had to dance while everyone else sang! Eeek! It was fun, though, no matter how scary. Our Christmas concert is actually TODAY! AAAAH! I’m actually doing a solo this time ( A singing one! )! I’m very excited…but also terrified. Wish me luck!

Bye,

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Guinea Pig Update & Doll Repainting

Hello, lovelies! Nano is now over, meaning getting back to blogging will be easier ( I hope! ). I’m also going to be setting up a blogging schedule soon! I’d like to post at least two times a week as I haven’t been so good about that lately.

Anyway, in my last post, I broke the very exciting news that we will be getting guinea pigs! Well, now we’ve gotten them! They are just so adorable. We got them from a local shelter in our area, and they had the names Cashew and Clementine which we thought were just adorable names, so we decided to keep them. As I write this post, I can hear them eating and squeaking. The squeaking noises they make really are just so cute! Clementine, my guinea pig, is sort of a gingerbread colour.

Speaking of pets, our cat Natalie is ALMOST TWENTY! That’s really old for a cat. Like, really old. She’ll be twenty on Christmas!

In other words, all our pets are doing well!

Now, you may have noticed that I have also written Doll Repainting in the title! That is because I have started to repaint doll’s faces ( No, NOT American Girl faces or anything like that. That would be a disaster. )! You may have heard of the artist Sonia Singh, who repaints dolls to look like real people! You can check her out here! I thought that was really cool, so I decided to give it a try myself. I like to draw and paint, so I thought “how hard can it be?”

Well, harder than I thought for sure. First, you have to wipe off their “factory paint” with nail polish remover, which is kind of terrifying. Then you have to actually paint on a face, and their faces are TINY. ( I use Bratz dolls to repaint: I don’t like their faces, but if you do, please don’t take offence; their faces just aren’t for me. ) I get my dolls to repaint at thrift stores ( because we all know how much I love thrift stores! )

That’s all for now!

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Guinea Pigs!

Hello, lovelies! So today (well, actually yesterday) something really exciting happened! yesterday was my brother’s birthday, and he and I have both been wanting guinea pigs for a really long time. My parents said we could get guinea pigs! We’re going to get two because they like to have friends. One will be mine, and the other will be my brother’s! But I need YOUR help! My brother has decided to name his guinea pig Daisy, but what should I name mine? The names I’m considering are:

Ellie

Indigo (Indie for short)

Curry (as suggested by my brother)

Dottie

Please let me know which one you like! And if you have any suggestions, comment those too!

Sorry, there’s no poll, I’m lazy. XD

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Madi’s Giveaway!

So GUESS WHAT? Madi is having a GIVEAWAY! An AMAZING one! She’s giving away a FREE American Girl create-your-own doll!

WHAT.

So GO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY! Click on the button below to enter!

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Sorry if it seems like I’m using a lot of caps. It’s just a super exciting giveaway! 😀 If you learned about this giveaway from this post, then please let Madi know when you enter! Thanks!
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100 FOLLOWERS!

was planning a different post today. But then…

HEY WAIT A SECOND.

Does that say 100 Followers?

OHMYGOODNESSITDOES!!!!!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

*more screaming*

*even more incredibly excited screaming*

THANK. YOU. SO. MUCH!!!

I can’t beleive it!

Thank you to every single one of you! You’re all amazing! I’m stunned, and I think all I can say is “thank you” over and over and over. (And over. And over.)

This was the best surprise ever to come back to from our 3-day road trip!

So once again, THANK YOU!!!!!
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Something SUPER exciting!

So…

I got another doll.

One I’ve wanted for a LONG time…

Any guesses? It’s probably pretty obvious, I’ve mentioned her a billion times. XD

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SAIGE COPELAND!
Someone in my area was selling her for $75 dollars with two outfits and her book! I asked my mom to message the woman selling her, and we got her!

YAY!

I’ve wanted Saige for a very long time! Many of you have her, and I just love her hair! (Well, I love everything about her, actually!)

So welcome Saige! I’ll try to post pictures soon, but it’s been hard to work out pictures lately. 😦

She came with two outfits like I said before. One of them is this one:

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And I’m not quite sure what the other one is.

Saige is in really good condition! I need to fix up her hair a bit, ( Any tips? Help! ) but other than that she’s in awesome condition!

Bye for now!

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I’m Still Alive!

Hello, lovelies!

Yes, I am still alive.

It has been FOREVER since I last posted.

FOREVER!!!
Okay, so maybe not that long, but it’s felt like it! I have so much to say, but the first thing is, I’m terribly sorry for not posting for so long. It makes me so happy to blog, and I want to be happy, as well as to keep up with all your awesome blogs! So I’m very sorry and I hope that I will post continuously for quite a while now!

So now that that’s done with, let’s have some fun! We’ll start off with some fun/interesting things that I have done lately!

  • I went camping with some of my friends! Unfortunately, it was not a super great weekend for weather (cold and rainy the entire time), but it was still a lot of fun!
  • I saw Kaitlyn again! We had a lot of fun, and Kaitlyn is so awesome! Plus, her dollhouse is AMAZING. *drools*
  • My mom got her first doll! I’ve been bugging her to get her own doll for a while, and it finally happened! Her doll’s name is Cecilia Finn, and she’ll be introduced in a later post!
  • I have new dolls as well! They are both Disney Animators. They were originally Anna and Elsa, but I renamed them to Waverly and Acadia (Cady)!

I think that’s about it! I have tons of posts planned, so be on the look out for those!

As always,

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AG New Release Thoughts!

OK. First, let me start off this post by apologizing. We’ve been busy lately, but not too busy, and I should’ve been blogging more. It’s been forever! Happy summer! I can’t believe how long I’ve been gone. Once again, I’m really sorry. I have more posts in the works!

And, also before we start the post, HUGE thanks to Megan for helping me redesign my blog! She was amazing and if you want to redesign your blog I would totally recommend her. She just did such a great job. I love my new blog design! Thanks, Megan! ( And also thanks to Clara for recommending Megan! )

And one more thing before we start! I downloaded these pictures from other people’s blogs. This was a while ago, so I don’t remember which blogs. Sorry about that! I would give credit, but I don’t know where these are from, and like I said, they are from multiple other blogs. Just wanted to say that.

Now let’s get started!

AG’s new release…I have mixed thoughts. I’m still super relieved about the whole no more permapanties thing ( see my post about that here. ), but on the other hand, I dislike many of the new things they released. What do you think?

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The new dolls! What cuties! From left to right I’ll call them Kelsie, Harley, and June.

Kelsie: LOVE her hair! Someday I might have to own her!

Harley: AAAH! She’s super cute too! To be honest, I would be afraid to touch her hair, but I love her!

June: June is probably my least favourite. She’s cute though!

And as for the new outfit, I love everything except for the shoes. The dress and the sweater are adorable!

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So cute! They are now offering the dolls with no hair as TM dolls, so you now don’t have to special order them!

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I don’t know why, but I really dislike this hat. It’s just not for me.

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LOVE this! Too cute. The sweater is adorable!

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Argh, this photo is tiny! Sorry! I love this set! It’s expensive but adorable.

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This is cute, but I only really like Coconut. And it’s $50, which seems pretty high to me.

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This reminds me of Grace’s suitcase! It’s okay. Not my favourite, but I can see other people liking it.

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I adore this outfit! PURPLE!
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This is probably one of my favourites from this release. It’s so realistic and CUTE!

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Nope. I don’t like this one. The camera is cute, but nothing else really appeals to me, and the banana seems a little random.

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Love this dress!

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NO! I just dislike everything in this outfit, ESPECIALLY together.

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Once again, I’m not a fan of this outfit.

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CUTE! I love this skirt!

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I don’t get the whole tights and shorts thing! And I don’t like the top either.

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Cute! I love the turquoise ones.

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I LOVE these. Not cutesy, but very sophisticated, and the colours are gorgeous!

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I’m just kind of meh about this outfit. I’m not really a sports girl, but I am glad it’s not pink!

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Cute, but I wouldn’t spend my money on it.

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OOH! YAY! I like this set! It’s not too pink, and it comes with a lot of very realistic items.

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It’s just another locker set to me, I like that it’s blue but other than that, I don’t care for it.

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Adorable! This is an item I would consider buying!

Aww! I love the cat! She looks like Licorice! The dog is cute too!

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Honestly, I don’t like this shirt. I LOVE Coconut, but I’m not a fan of the graphic.

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EEE! Love, love, LOVE this! It’s like McKenna’s loft bed, but I like it more and I love the teal colour.

And that concludes my post! What do you think of the new items? Let me know on my contact page or in the comments section!

And one last thing: Charis ( rhymes with Paris ) Rae just started self-hosting her own blog! Go check it out over charisrae.com!

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SUCH AMAZING NEWS!

I can’t believe this, but permapanties and new boxes are GOING! Yup, that’s right! NO MORE PERMAPANTIES! I screamed and danced when I heard this. I wasn’t going to buy any other AG dolls besides Becca, Skye, and Poppy. But now I can!

You see, I’ve wanted Julie for so very long now. Ever since I got my first AG, Skye. Now I can start saving up for her again! YAY!

Here is the message that AG sent out:

**An Important Update for Our Customers**

“We love and appreciate our dedicated American Girl fan community, and we take our role in listening and responding to your feedback very seriously. In recent months, many of you have shared your thoughts on how we can continue delivering the great products you’ve come to expect from us. We’ve heard you, and we will be implementing two changes as a result.

First, we will be reverting to the separate underwear design for all of our 18-inch dolls. Starting today, any dolls that are currently in production or any new dolls being developed will now come with removable underwear. Because there are dolls with permanent underwear already in the market, this will be a rolling change—meaning dolls that currently have the permanent underwear design will remain as is until the inventory is sold through.

However, if you currently own an American Girl doll with the permanent underwear and are disappointed with the design, we will do a one-time, free body exchange on the doll to create one with separate underwear and return the doll to you at no cost. For details on this offer, please click here: http://bit.ly/2rKyn0n

Second, we have made the decision to return to our iconic boutique box for our 18-inch dolls. Only the new 2017 contemporary characters, as well as some of our Truly Me dolls, will come in the current packaging until inventory is sold through. In addition, none of our 18-inch doll outfits will be sewn directly into packaging, with the exception of any existing inventory for our 2017 contemporary characters.

Thank you for caring enough to share your candid and heartfelt opinions with us, and we are sorry if we disappointed you in any way. Your feedback helps us deliver on our promise to create high-quality products, services, and experiences that nourish a girl’s spirit and help develop her strength of character.

Your Friends at American Girl”

EEEE! And also, this just shows how AG really cares about their customers. How they care about our opinions and feelings! I’m so happy! Thank you American Girl!

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DIY Doll Bed

Hello, lovelies! A while ago I wanted to make a doll bed. So after I did, I wanted to share how to make it with you!

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First, find a box the right size for your doll.

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Then get some felt!
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Make two squares of felt for your pillows.

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Hot glue all the sides but one for your pillow squares, and stuff them through the one side that is unglued. And please be careful with the hot glue gun! If you need help, please ask a parent or guardian for help. Once your pillows are stuffed, hot glue the unglued side to seal up your pillows.

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Find a piece of felt to cover up your box, and glue it on so it covers the box.

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Glue on your pillows.

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Add bedding and you’re done! Sorry for the blurry picture!

Thanks for reading!

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