Sunday, June 28, 2015

Possible GOTY 2016 Mini Doll Prototype!?!? :D


Hey everyone! So, today, on DeenaAndBeena's Instagram, they posted this photo of a mini doll, who they believe might possibly be GOTY 2016, with the code name "Gemma"! So, the full credit for the below photo goes to them and I am just sharing it here for anyone who hasn't seen it yet :)

NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE SURPRISED BY THE NEXT GOTY, PLEASE DO NOT VIEW BELOW :)

Full image credit to DeenaAndBeena :)
(She is on a Kit stand, but I don't think she could be a Kit mini) 

I think she is quite adorable, and I really hope that this is a prototype for 2016, though I do wish she was a bit more unique--she reminds me a lot of McKenna, and I do also really wish she we could have finally gotten a dark-skinned GOTY, but since she is most likely a prototype anything could change :) 

I'd love to hear your opinion on this possible prototype! :D 

  

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Camping, MCM Sale, And Doll Wishlist!?!?! (A Few Updates)

Hey everyone! I hope you are having an great day so far :) This will be a (hopefully) short update post, and just other random things I've forgotten to mention earlier ;)

First off, I will not be able to post or comment or be on the internet at all for a few days since I will be camping so (obviously ;)  ) I will not have any internet connection :P I will, however, be bringing one of my dolls and my camera, so I will hopefully have some pictures to  post when  I am back :)

Oh, and also, in just about a month, I will be attending the MCM Sale for the very first time! :D 

(I am super excited if you could not tell already ;)  ) I do also realize that I did a *similar post* a few months ago, but when I saw *Amaya's post* on her blog, I thought it was a good idea to do a reminder ;) 

So, if anyone who has gone in the past has any tips for a first-timer, I would really appreciate it :)

I was wondering, will any of you be attending the Sale also? Also, if you are attending, would you be interested in me holding a meet-up? :) 

In case you were wondering, we have an 11:00 Saturday ticket and we will be attending the free Sunday hour ;)


Oh, I also thought I would try to quickly show you some of the dolls on my Sale wishlist really quickly,  too ;) (Please note that I do not plan on purchasing every single doll listed--this is just my wishlist of dolls I'd like to consider purchasing)

First up is the stunning TM #58 :D She will be Bella's twin sister, and will most likely be named Flora or Liberty (middle name to be decided) I considered getting her last year while was was at AGP Minneapolis, but instead I purchased Bella, so I am so excited to maybe be getting her :D

Miss TM #47 is also on my wishlist for the Sale! Her name will most likely be Shona or Adalia (middle name to be decided) :)


And of course, the lovely TM #30, who has been on my wishlist for forever! :D Her name will most likely be naming Lucine or Melody (middle name to be decided) :) 


Just recently, I've added the adorable #49 to my wishlist, too ^_^ I think she is just gorgeous and I love her skin tone and eye color together :) Since I've just recently become interested in her, I haven't quite thought up a good name for her yet >_<


I've also recently began to fall in love with the amazing #55, thanks to Maddie's fabulous photography of her beautiful #55, Emerson ^_^ I'm not quite sure yet what I will be naming my own lovely #55, if I purchase her, though ;)
I am also considering purchasing a few others dolls to customize, but I haven't completely decided yet ;) 

If anyone happens to have any of these five dolls, it would absolutely mean the world to me if anyone could do a review of her! :) I would really appreciate it! :)

So, I suppose that is it for the updates! (finally :P  ) Have a wonderful Father's Day, too! :D 

  

Friday, June 19, 2015

My Opinion On The Sneak Peaks Of The Upcoming Release

Hey everyone! I'm sure you've all heard about/seen the items included in the new American Girl summer release, but for those who haven't, I thought I would share them with you today along with my opinion on them :) Here is the link to where I found these images: * C L I C K    H E R E *


I think Julie's new pajamas are pretty cute, but they seem a bit cheap-looking to me :/


OH MY GOODNESS, KIT'S NEW BED IS AMAZING!! :D 
I think it's an adorable bed, and I am obsessed with the quilt :D (Can you tell I come from a family of crafters/quilters? ;)  )



Josefina's nightgown is adorable! I love the new color of the thread :) I really wish it had included the embroidery featured on the girl-sized one, though ;)



Addy's new nightgown is so cute! I really love the colors on her :D



Hmm, Kit's new pajamas are really cute, and I love the little doggy print, but I'm not I huge fan of the "onesie" reminiscent style ;)


I really like the new colors for Addy's quilt, and I'm glad they didn't change too much about this set ;)


I love Josefina's new bed, too! :) I really like the simplistic style :)



I actually was not a huge fan of Rebecca's new pajamas at first, but they have grown on me a bit now, and I quite like them :)


Josefina's doll, Nina, is too cute! :D I am so tempted by this set--I actually really like it!



I am completely in love this this set! It's too cute ^_^

I really like how Rebecca's new accessories are quite book accurate, and I love all the tiny details included on the Russian nesting dolls ^_^



I think this new accessory for Julie is really cute, but it seems a little unnecessary, especially since Julie already has one big-ticket item, that being her egg chair.


Kayla's dress is cute, but it does not seem very historically accurate to me (I am not expert, though, of course! :) ) I'm not a huge fan of the girls (assumedly) pajamas either ;)


Julie's new bed is really cute! :) I'm not sure I'll be purchasing it anytime soon, though ;)

Now, onto Truly Me and Bitty Baby/Twin:


I am honestly not a fan of the "Recess Ready Outfit". It seems really "little kid-ish" for AG's target range, and it doesn't seem to have a lot of mix-and-match potential. 





The "Hot Lunch Set" is nice, but the food does not appear to be very realistic and I'm sure it will be very overpriced ;) 



I'm not a huge fan of the "Sports Storage Set"--the scale seems a bit off, and I just wish AG would do something a bit different in terms of accessories/sets, since they always seem to be sports-realated.



*sigh* This is yet again another sports-related set. I do enjoy sports, but I think it'd be great if AG would include some other hobbies, too. This basketball outfit is really cute, though :)


This is actually really cute and realistic! I quite like it :) (and it's very timely because my mom just finished putting the chicken in our human-sized crockpot ;) )



I really love the sweater included in this set! :D I'm not too into the skirt and boots, though ;) 



I don't really like the "Shearling Boots", though--I'm not really into the whole "Ugg" boots trend ;)


YAY! FINALLY NOT A SPORTS-RELATED SET FROM AG!! ;D 
I am super excited that AG has finally done something different! The set does have a bit of a "plastic-y" look it it, but overall I really like this set :D


I think this costume is really fun and different! :D I really like it :)


This Yorkie puppy is really cute and reminds me a bit of my own dog, Oreo :) I do prefer the previous Yorkie, Sugar, though ;) 

That's it so far for Truly Me! Here are the Bitty Baby/Twin items (I will not be doing opinions on these since I don't collect this line so I don't know a lot about it ;)   )







Thank you for reading and have a great day! :) 

What do you think of this release? I'd love to hear your opinions in the comments! :)

 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Final AGPC Challenge Entry! :D

Hey everyone! My apologies for my absence for over a week--I've been super busy :P Sorry about that! This is just a quick post to hopefully get my entry in on time for the final AGPC Challenge--I am so sorry for how late this is, Maddie! :( I completely understand if it doesn't count any longer! :) Anyhow, here it is:


As soon as school is out for the summer, Cora loves to spend time outside in the nearby woods

I would be so thankful it you chose to vote for me if my entry is still valid! The voting is right *HERE*
Sorry for this super short post--I promise I'll be back on a more regular posting schedule soon! :) 


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Updates + An Award :D

Hi everyone! As you may have noticed, yes, I have a brand new blog design, thanks to the amazing Autumn from One Doll Out There and Autumn's Readings And Writings! I'm completely in love with the new design, thank you so much for doing this for me, Autumn, I really appreciate it! ^_^ I'd love to hear what you think of it, too! :) 

I would also like to say, thank you so much for 99 followers! I am absolutely blown away to be so close to 100 followers, and you have no idea how much this means to me. Also, stay tuned for a special post when I reach 100 followers! ;)

 Today I will also be doing the "Blessings In Disguise" tag that I was nominated for by two amazing bloggers: Abigail from Teacups And Tardises and Olivia from Stuff Of Stories! Thank you so much for the nomination, Abigail and Olivia! :D


Here's Abigail's questions:

What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?
Each summer we usually go visit my grandma (the grandma who also collects dolls) and I love spending time in our doll room at her house :) 

One thing that you own that is special?

Definitely my dolls or my camera ;)

Here's Olivia's questions:

If you won a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you travel to?

I would definitely travel back to Hawaii again (specifically, Oahu), because I absolutely loved our vacation there a few years ago and it's absolutely beautiful :)

What's your catchphrase? 

Hmm, I don't think I have one in particular, but according to my mom, it's "I CAN'T FIND MY (insert missing item here) SO IT MUST BE LOST FOREVER!!! oh, wait, here it is..."  (this has happened more times that I can count) XD
When did you discover that you loved your hobby? (Writing, art, music, blogging, etc.) 

I discovered my love of dolls back in 2010 when I was just about to turn eight, when I was trying to decide what to ask for since my birthday was a few weeks away, and I remembered hearing about American Girl Dolls. I received Felicity for my birthday, and I haven't stopped loving them since. As for doll blogs/blogging, I discovered doll blogs back in late 2012 when looking for information about the new GOTY (which would be Saige.) and I found DollDiaries.com. That led to my discovery of other doll blogs, and finally started Oh My Dollies, as you probably know, in Spring 2014 ;)

What do you enjoying blogging about the most?
I love getting to know others who love dolls and photography as much as I do :)

Q U E S T I O N S :
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? 
What do you enjoy about blogging the most?
One thing you own that is special? 

(I do realize I only changed one question, I was just too lazy to come up with more questions of my own :P ;)  Oh, and I just realized how similar my first question is to Olivia's question--I didn't notice that before! ;P   )

I nominate:
Leah {Leah is such an amazingly sweet, wonderful girl and her blog is just fabulous ^_^I do realize that she has already been tagged, so if she'd prefer not to do this tag again, that's totally fine! :) }
Emma {Emma is such a wonderful blogging friend and her photo-stories are always incredible! }
Polka Dot Bee {Polka Dot Bee always leaves such kind comments on my blog, and her photography is stunning!}
Thank you so much for reading and have a fabulous day! :D


Monday, June 1, 2015

Announcing The Winners Of American Girl Doll Felicity Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Today I will be announcing the winners of my "One Year Blogoversary Giveaway"--Yes, I will be announcing who won Felicity! :D 


I typed up each entrant's name with the order they entered, including their bonus entries, into a draft post to make it easier to find out who the winner is :)


I received 51 entries! Thank you so much to all who entered! :)

I hit Generator, and the winner is.....

#12! Let's see who #12 is....



It's LoveDolls Forever! Congratulations, LoveDolls Forever, please leave me a comment with your address, and I will not publish it, and I will ship the outfit as soon as possible. Please leave me your address before June 12 at 11:59 P.M Eastern Time, or I will have to select another winner.

Thanks again to all who entered! :)