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!


  1. Thank you so much for nominating me!!!:D That means a lot!:)

  2. Thanks for the nomination! ^_^
    ~Leah <3

  3. Congrats on the awards !

  4. Hey Ginny and June! You have been nominated for the Good Friend Blogger Award here:

    Allie D.

    1. Thanks Allie! We'll put it up soon. :)

  5. Thanks for nominating me, girls!


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~Ginny, June, and all the Girls