Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Few Awards That Are Long Overdue

We were nominated by the lovely Emily U. from A Falling Star for the "You're A Great Photographer Award." Thank you so much hon! If you haven't visited her blog, we suggest going and seeing it; she's such a doll! :D

Here are the rules:
1. Nominate 3-7 blogs for this award and make a link to the blog.
2. If you are nominated, give 1 of your photography tips and answer the questions given.
3. Go comment on a post of the person you nominated letting them know they were nominated.
4. Copy the picture above on your post.
5. Link your post back to the original post.
6. Add the picture to your tool bar or page.
7. Copy these rules onto your post.
8. Have fun!

Ginny's photography tip: Try taking photos at different angles but in the same area. For instance, if you are taking a photo of a doll, leave the doll where he/she is, and just move the camera. It works quite well I've found. Ooh, one more thing! Most cameras have several shooting modes, and these shooting modes are very helpful for taking photos at night, taking photos of moving objects, etc. Definitely use them to your advantage!!! They improve your photos greatly. :D

June's photography tip: *says in slightly confused English accent* If you are to be a photographer, remember to change outfits depending on when you take the photo. Oh, and be sure to take the photos before the gong! (Haha, very funny June. In case you didn't know, we are both slightly obsessed with Downton Abbey right now, so if you have no clue what we're talking about, be sure to try watching Downton Abbey.)
1. Have you seen into the woods? (If you have, did you like it?)

Ginny and June: Neither of us have, but we would love to see it!!

2. Do you prefer marshmallows or whipped cream on your hot chocolate?

Ginny: I would definitely have to go with whipped cream: 1. It's delightful. 2. Marshmallows turn into slippery little devils in hot chocolate. X)

June: WHIPPED CREAM IS MY LIFE. Or how about marshmallows AND whipped cream? S:)

3. Would you rather drink apple sauce or eat it with a spoon?

Ginny: I've never tried drinking it, and I'm not sure how much I'd like it (It sounds like it would be much too slurpy; I have this weird pet peeve where I hate listening and watching people eat), so I'll go with 'eat it with a spoon.'

June: I'd rather eat apple sauce with a spoon because *says in preppy English accent* it is the proper Downton Abbey way to do it!

4. Have you tried sea weed? (and if you have do you like it?)

Ginny: I tried sushi for the first time at a local grocery store a few weeks ago, and it had seaweed in it, and I thought the sushi was pretty good, so I'll go with yes and yes. :)

June: No, no, no, and no and I never plan to. EVER. 

Thank you so much Emily!! (We'll nominate people at the bottom) 

We also were nominated for the "New Blogger Award" by Emma from Whiskers and Wildflowers!! Thank you dear!!

1. How many American Girl dolls do you own?

Ginny: I own six American Girl dolls, one Bitty Baby, and three AG minis. 

June: I own five American Girl Dolls, one Bitty Baby, and three AG minis.

2. Who was the first doll that you added to your collection?

Ginny: Marie was my first of all of my dolls (she is my Bitty), but Molly was my first American Girl Doll.

June: Maria was the first to arrive of all of my dolls (Bitty!), but Emily was my first AG doll. :)
3. What made you decide to start your blog?

Ginny and June: First, Izzy came out, and that inspired us both to do more with our dolls. And second, we found AG blogs, and thought they were pretty cool. :)

4. Who is your favorite doll and why? (Any doll, not just AG.)

Ginny: Well, I adore my AG dolls equally, but my other favorites are Caroline, Grace, and MAG 55 because I think they are really pretty. I also have recently found A Girl For All Time, and I think they are gorgeous dolls. :D

June: I love all of my dolls and Samantha. 

Thanks again Emma!!

And last but certainly not least, we were nominated for the "Liebster Award" by Doll Daydreams. Thanks dear!!

1. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Ginny: I love mint chocolate chip. :D

June: Mint Chocolate Chip!!

2. Favorite season?

Ginny: Most of the time, that's a tie between spring and fall, but right now it is spring because of all of the plant life. 

June: I like spring because the flowers are blooming and everything is green. 

3. Favorite animal?

Ginny: Flamingos!!


4. Pop or juice?

Ginny: I like having soda occasionally, but after learning about the negative effects on your health, I would definitely go with juice. 

June: GRAPE JUICE!!!!! 

5. Inside or outside?

Ginny: I like being outdoors best. :) I find it very calming and enjoyable. 

June: Outdoors because I love nature and animals. :)

6. Pencil or pen?

Ginny: I like writing with pens much better, but my handwriting becomes nearly unreadable in pen. (June claims my handwriting still looks nice in pen, and believes I'm being "a drama queen," but if you saw my handwritten essays you would beg to differ.)

June: I like pen because my handwriting is so much better in pen. 

Mint from The Abbott Doll Family nominated us for the "Adorable Animal Award." Thanks dear!

1. What is your favorite farm animal?
Ginny: I think cows are probably my favorite.
June: SHEEP!
2. What is your favorite ocean animal?
Ginny: I have this strange fascination with seahorses, so seahorses!
June: NEMO!! Ahem, I mean clown fish. :) 
3. What animal do you find to be the most scary?
Ginny: Hmm...I have an irrational fear of baboons. They just freak me out. 
4. Cats or Dogs?
Ginny and June: CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our cat Cooper :)

5. Are there any odd animals that you like?
Ginny: Flamingos!
June: RED PANDAS. They are like raccoons and pandas mixed, and not as disgusting as blobfish.

And now our nominees!!

You're A Great Photographer Award (sorry if you've already been nominated):

The New Blogger Award (we know you're not all new bloggers,but still):

Liebster Award:
Emma (Whiskers and Wildflowers)
Emma (Wack-a-Doodle Dolls)

Adorable Animal Award:
Here are all of your questions:
1. What is your favorite book?
2. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
3. What profession would you like to pursue when you are older? 
4. Does your handwriting look better in marker or in pencil? 
5. What does the fox say? 
6. Swimming or sledding? 
7. If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound?
8. Why did you start your blog?

If anyone else wants these awards, feel free to comment, and we'll nominate you as well!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Two posts in one day...I know, it's crazy. But I had to tell you my decision for Caroline. 

I resolved to change her personality rather than remove her from the family. I think it suits her much better than it did, and I hope it will make her be a larger part of the family. Here is her new personality: 
Hey gals! My name is Caroline! I am the second youngest of us all, and definitely the shortest as well. I have been acting for as long as I can remember, and adore Shakespeare. I also started playing the flute a few years ago, and I have decided that I enjoy that immensely. My sisters tell me that I am very well rounded, and I suppose that is true, but I try to be humble whenever it's possible. I hope you all enjoy learning a bit more about our absolutely insane lives!

B-Day: April 29
Age: 13
Date Arrived at May Residence: December 25, 2012
Nicknames: Carrie
Favorite Color: Aqua
Hobbies: Reading, playing the flute, acting
Personality: Caroline began very shy, and has remained that way just less so. However, when she comes out onto the stage, her true personality comes out. She is a good listener and likes to help out her sisters when they are having a rough time. She is generous, but can also be somewhat feisty (apparently Julie has rubbed off on her!)

Mostly her hobbies changed. I think acting and playing the flute will allow her personality to show a bit more than it has. 

Also, I updated the Meet the Girls page. It tells you a bit more about each of the girls than it did before.

Ready To Run~An AGPS

There’s a lightning in your eyes I can't deny
Then there’s me inside a sinking boat running out of time
Without you I'll never make it out alive
But I know yes I know we’ll be alright
There’s a devil in your smile that’s chasing me

And every time I turn around it’s only gaining speed

There’s a moment when you finally realize

There’s no way you can change the rolling tide

But I know yes I know that I'll be fine
This time I'm ready to run (RUN!)
Escape from this city and follow the sun
Cuz I wanna be yours don't you wanna be mine
I don't wanna get lost in the dark of the night
This time I'm ready to run (RUN!)
Wherever you are is the place I belong

'Cuz I wanna be free and I wanna be young

I'll never look back now

I'm ready to run

I’m ready to run
There’s a future in my life I can't foresee

Unless of course I stay on course and keep you next to me

There will always be the kind that criticize

But I know yes I know we'll be alright
This time I'm ready to run (RUN!)

Escape from this city and follow the sun

Cuz I wanna be yours don't you wanna be mine

I don't wanna get lost in the dark of the night
This time I'm ready to run (RUN!)

Wherever you are is the place I belong

Cuz I wanna be free and I wanna be young

I'll never look back now
I'm ready to run

This time I’m ready to run

I’ll give everything that I got for your love

This time I'm ready to run (RUN!)

Escape from this city and follow the sun

Cuz I wanna be yours don't you wanna be mine

I don't wanna get lost in the dark of the night

This time I'm ready to run (RUN!)

Wherever you are is the place I belong

Cuz I wanna be free and I wanna be young
I'll never look back now
I'm ready to run
Credit to Miss Adaline Grey for the Lyric Photoshoot! Oh, and if you have never heard this song by 1D, you all need to listen to it; it may change your thoughts of them completely. :D

P.S. Credit to Adi for Nicki's Signature. (She came up with the idea)

Additional info:
Doll: Nicki GOTY 2007
Camera: Nikon D40
Clothing: Black Shirt-Local Doll Shop
Pink Cami-Our Generation
Jeans-Made by Me
Shoes-AG Plaid School Dress
Song: Ready to Run-One Direction