Today I’ll be at Emma’s house and we are going to make a Q&A video (ha, remember those? XD ) so I just wanted to make a quick post asking you to please leave some questions for us down below! It’s been such a long time since our last video so I’m sure a lot of the questions will be out of date, but we will likely choose some old ones and some new ones
*looks for a decent pic of me and Emma to insert into post* *fails because we look psycho in all our selfies* *decides not to insert picture*
We are both so excited to make another video and hope you are, too! We can’t do it without questions, though, so ask away! ;D
“See” you soon!
Have you all seen the brand new create your own section on the American Girl website? Now you can create your very own doll for $200, which, yes, is expensive, but AWESOME! XD You have the ability to choose the face mold, skin tone, eye color (your doll can even have 2 different eye colors!!), hair color, hair cut/style, and MORE! It’s seriously the greatest thing ever and I’ve made a ton of dolls (I’m dying, guys) so I thought it would be fun to share them with you!
Here’s the first one I made! SHE IS SO CUTE AGH!! XD
This is the newest one I made – I wanted to make one that looked like a princess which I think I succeeded. *heart eyes*
This one I made to look like my sister. It’s not totally accurate, but I think it resembles her enough
This is my mom – or rather the closest I could get it to looking like her. She actually has blonde and brown hair and gold eyes, but… THIS WORKS! XD
I LIKEY THIS ONE!! XD
OOH OOH! HER TOO!!! XD
This is Regina from Once Upon a Time
And this is Snow White – also from Once Upon a Time. I wish there was a lighter skin with redder lips… Hm… XD
This is Mary Margaret which is Snow White in our world XD
This is Emma Swan – also from Once Upon a Time! XD
AND AN ADORABLE IRISH GIRL!! XD (that hair, right?!)
I think this one is my least favorite, but she’s cute
I really like this one, toooo… :O XD
So that’s all I’ve made so far! I’m probably gonna go make some more right now while I watch Moana with my parents. I’m addicted, girls. I need more money so I can feel okay with spending $200 on a doll. O_O XD
Also, just wanna apologize for not posting the next part of Fate of the Unborn yet… I’ll try to get around to that soon. 😉
What do you think of the Create Your Own? Have you made a lot of dolls? Do you think you’ll buy one or have you already?
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, fangirls and all, it is my great pleasure to present to you….
…..a sequel to the beloved photostory series…..
…..an all new epic series….
….following the story of Liesel and Edmund (#liesmund)….
OH ALRIGHT! XD
Fellow friends, I give you:
As the moon rises against the sun,
So does man rise against man.
In 20 year’s time,
When the young bird flees from its nest,
It will fly into a storm and be struck down.
After it has lingered in the shadows a while to sprout its wings,
It will return a strong griffin ready to attack it’s prey.
And the griffin now full of hatred and strength,
Will devour the prey of its wellspring.
For as the moon rises against the sun,
So does man rise against man.
Eight years in prison. Eight years trapped behind bars. Eight years feeding on darkness.
Seven months fearing what would come to be. When Liesel became pregnant for the second time, it didn’t take long for the prophecy to reach Frederic’s ears, even in a place so isolated as a dungeon. But he had made an ally among the prince’s men. One who was very obliging to aid Frederic in any way he could and today was the day that he would prove his loyalty. Today was the day Frederic would put his plan into action…
Looking out the window toward our palace garden, I took in a deep breath and let the air from outside fill my lungs. My life had turned out quite differently than I had expected it to. Ten years ago I never imagined that I would be a princess, married to the love of my life, and blessed with a beautiful little girl.
It was truly a miracle that my life had turned out so amazing and soon another little blessing would be added to it.
“Mommy, have you seen Daddy? I can’t find him anywhere!” My sweet daughter asked as she bounded up to me.
“I haven’t seen him all morning. Let’s see if we can find him together.”
Elsie and I stumbled upon Edmund walking toward us, his eyes fixed on the ground as though something was weighing heavy on his mind.
“Edmund, are you alright?” I asked when he didn’t even stop to look up at us.
“Oh, I’m sorry, I was lost in thought,” he said with a smile, but I knew something was bothering him.
“Daddy, can you walk with me in the garden?” Elsie asked, eyes full of hope.
“I’m sorry, not right now, sweetie,” Edmund said. It wasn’t like him to turn down time spent with his daughter. Something was definitely wrong.
Edmund must have sensed that I knew he was hiding something because he asked Elsie to leave us alone for a moment. “It won’t be for long,” he assured her.
“Go on, Elsie. I’ll walk with you later,” I said.
“Okay, Mommy,” she said right before skipping away.
“Edmund what is it?” I asked as I reached for his hand. Edmund closed his eyes and touched my belly. “It’s a dream I had last night…,” he began.
“I’m afraid to tell you about it,” he said, not even daring to look into my eyes.
“Edmund, I’ve never seen you like this. What is it?” I pressed. He was unsettling me more and more with each word he spoke.
“I dreamed something happened to our child… Someone was after it… and-” Edmund paused. “I can’t bring myself to tell you the rest. It was too real and I don’t want to frighten you unnecessarily if it turns out to be nothing more than a silly nightmare.”
“Edmund, tell me wha-” I stopped my sentence when I heard a familiar sound in the distance…
The alarm bells were ringing for all the kingdom to hear. They meant something bad or even dangerous had occurred. But what frightened me most was when Edmund spoke…
“My dream….it’s happening.”
DUN DUN DUN DUUUUNNNNN!!!! :O :O
What is happening?! :O Yes, I know that I know, but it’s still fun to say. *innocent grin* XD
I don’t know when the next part will be up cause I have VBS all week, but I will get it up just as soon as I can! 😀
I hope you enjoyed the beginning of Fate of The Unborn! 😀
According to a very reliable source
aka me we have heard that the creator me again of famous photostory series Masquerade has plans to release a sequel to the beloved story this summer!
Though the creator is always quite discreet regarding her work, she does have a poster which she has been so kind as to share with us.
The series is titled Fate of the Unborn and the original cast will be returning to deliver another stunning performance.
As we can recall in the final episode of Masquerade, we see Liesel is pregnant and she has a daughter who is about 7 years old. Fate of the Unborn obviously will be focusing on Liesel and Edmund’s unborn child. The creator of the series has not informed us of exactly what the fate is of the child, but it appears to be rather ominous.
When will Fate of the Unborn be airing? We do not know. The creator is quite fond of surprises, so we think it could be any day now as she usually reveals posters close to the release date. Whenever it releases, we will be ready!
Article by Jaclynn
IM SO HAPPY TO BE POSTING RIGHT NOW!!!
Have ya’ll seen AG’s new release?! Oh my word I was dying so hard over all the new stuff!! Seeing the new dolls, outfits, etcetera, etcetera – really made me want to take photos of one of my dolls! And also go to the AG store and spend all the money that I don’t have. XD
I took photos of Marie-Grace because I asked Hershey (known to you as AGDA) who I should take pictures of and she suggested her, so here we are! XD
Hershey also helped me out cause it was super sunny in our backyard and she told me a couple things about photographing dolls in sunlight. And then I edited the pics cause the lighting was a bit whacky. ;D
So those are all the pics I took! Not many, but it was hot and it’s kinda hard to take pics in sunlight, so… XD
Guyyyysss! I feel so inspired right now to make a photostory series but I lack a storyyyy!! I kinda have an idea of what kind of story I wanna make, but I have no story ideas. Oh well. I have time to think of something. 😉
Also, I’m currently on a break (sort of) from my phone right now (I say as I type this post on my phone LOL). My friends and I “hid” our distracting apps from us and are going the summer without using them! Except on special occasions XD
I feel like because of that, I’m going to be more inspired to post on here, so you might be seeing a return of JACLYNN THE DONUT LOVING CRAZY FANGIRL! XD
Ahem. Now then…. Talk to you soon, my friends! 😀
What do you think of AG’s new release? Would you like to see me do another photostory series? What type of stories interest you?
P.S. I have officially completed school!! I’m SO happy!! XD
YES, my friends, ’tis true!! American Girl heard our voices concerning the permapanties and packaging and just posted on their Facebook this morning that from now on, the dolls will no longer have permapanties, the old boxes are coming back, and the clothing will no longer be sewn onto the packaging!
Here is the original post so you can read it for yourself:
**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”
ISN’T THAT AMAZING?! Guys, I am so, so, SO happy and RELIEVED! We did this together, my friends! We emailed, we posted, we sent letters – we told AG how we felt and they listened. This is a beautiful example of a company who values their customers and makes changes according to how they feel and also how voicing our opinions really does matter. With enough people working together, we can make a BIG difference! 😀
High fives and hugs and chocolate to everyone who helped to make this happen! And an extra big THANK YOU to American Girl for listening and valuing their customers enough to make this decision! <3
P.S. Oh, boy, I miss posting on here.
Let’s see if I can get through this post without crying… But I don’t really think that will happen…
Before I go on, I want you all to know that this is not a joke. This isn’t some late April Fools Day prank. This is real.
I know I have always said that I’ll never leave. That I’ll always be posting on LHOAG. That I planned to be buying dolls and posting on here till I was an old lady. But time has changed things.
My passion for dolls and doll blogging has faded. At the beginning of the year I had written down goals for this blog and I was super excited about it. I hoped that this would be a big year for LHOAG, but as I’m sure you all can tell, I’ve hardly been posting here the past few months.
I’ve felt lazy to post. I’ve preferred doing other things instead of posting. And all the while I’ve felt super guilty about not posting here.
Each month I’ve been saying – okay, this month I’m gonna post more! And then I just don’t.
I’ve come to the realization after a long heart to heart talk with my mom that my passions have changed. Dolls are no longer my passion in life, though I still love them very much, they just aren’t my passion anymore. Writing is my new passion. I’d rather spend my time brainstorming, reading writing posts, writing, etc. than dressing up my dolls and taking pictures of them.
And I can’t tell you how much it pains me to say that. My dolls and this blog have been literally a part of me these past 4 years. I’ve learned, gained, and given so much through this blog and I can’t imagine what my life would have been like without it. In fact – my passion for writing really came because of this blog. So through an old passion, a new one emerged.
That’s okay, though. We can’t hold onto everything in life, no matter how much we may want to. People grow up, times change, and with that comes new passions, new adventures, and a new chapter in life.
So my friends, it is time for me to say it – I’m not going to be posting anymore on this blog. At least… not regularly.
I don’t believe that my days of photographing dolls and making photostories are completely over, so I believe that I will still come back here and post things, I just don’t know how often. It could be weeks, months, or even a year apart, but I know I’m not 100% out of the game just yet. So please don’t unfollow me – I’m certain I will still have more things posted on here, I just don’t know when. I’m only going to post if I feel the urge to do so.
Letting go is so hard. I feel like I’m saying goodbye to the last piece of my childhood. Like I’m ending one chapter and beginning a new one. This is really hard for me, guys. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve loved this blog and the journey it’s taken me on.
And I love you all so much. I know that sounds like a lie, but I mean it. You all have made me so happy and have been such a huge part of my life. Because you mean so much to me, I feel so terrible to do this, but I know you’ll understand. <3
Thank you all for the love you’ve expressed to me and my blog. For your words of encouragement, advice, and support. Thank you for every like, every comment, and every follow. Thank you for being there for me through the good and the bad. <3
I’m not leaving the blogosphere. I’m still gonna be around, reading, commenting, and liking your posts. And I’ll still be posting over on Little Miss Fluffet, so please go follow me there so we can stay in touch. I don’t wanna lose you guys. <3 I post about my writing on LMF, fandom things, and will also be posting my monthly recaps there, so you can stay pretty much up to date on my life on that blog 😉 And rest assured this blog will always remain open and running!
I feel like I can’t end this post, cause it just feels so final and it’s breaking me. But I’ll be back. I will. Someday. :’)
With Much Love from Your Friend,
WOW. I can’t believe it, but there were 83 entries for this giveaway!! :O
I loved hearing what costumes you would choose if you won and to be honest, I feel rather inspired to make a lot of them sometime! 😀
But you aren’t here to listen to me mumble about how I would make a Captain Hook costume or a Sophie Foster costume. Or even to hear me squeal as I get excited daydreaming about Lord of the Rings costumes. No. You are here to find out who the lucky winner is….
Who will get their dream costume?
What costume will I have to make?
WHO WILL WIN A COSTUME MADE AN ENTIRELY BY YOURS TRULY? XD
Okay…. You’re ready now…. Aren’t you?
The lucky winner issssssss….
She said she would want a Legolas-ish outfit (inner squeals)! CONGRATULATIONS, OLIVE!!! Look out for an email from me coming soon so we can discuss the costume you’d like! If I don’t hear back from you in a week, I will have to pick a new winner 😉
Thanks to everyone for all your entries! Make sure to leave your congratulations to Olive 😀
*This post will be updated throughout the day to show my progress of cleaning out my dollhouse, so keep checking back!*
Hi guys! Today I thought I’d clean out my dollhouse so it doesn’t look like a disaster and I thought it would be fun to show you my progress throughout the day! 😀
I have the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack playing right now, so I am all set to get started on this! Bye for now! ;D
I removed all my dolls from my dollhouse…
Sooo, I ate spaghetti for lunch and then straight to work on the kitchen and – um – diner room? XD AND IM DONE!
Now I just need to get some dolls changed, hair brushed, and arrange them in the dollhouse. Oh boy… XD
I AM DONE! It doesn’t look super nice, I know, but when you have like 40 dolls to place in 4 rooms it’s not gonna look as amazing as it did empty XD
I hope this was interesting for you to read! Let me know if you’d like to see some more posts like this in the future! 😀
*plops on bed*
HELLO! How are you all doing this lovely day? I’m currently eating lunch and not wanting to do anything but Skype my friends, but as that can’t happen right now, I need to be productive, so I have in store for youuuu….
MARCH RECAP!! *cheers* XD
The first topic is crazy frens, because as I have come to realize, March has been a month of friendship for me! XD
1. Everyone, I would like to introduce you to Hermie the Hermit Hut!! At work (childcare) they added this glorious hermit hut to our room (without realizing it was a hermit hut and would be conquered by Emma and yours truly)! I LOVE IT SO MUCH I JUST WANNA TAKE IT HOME AND HERMIT IN IT WITH FOODIES AND BLANKETS! XD The first day it arrived, Emma and I spent the majority of the day inside it and trying to get the little chubs to go in and enjoy our dear little Hermie. That was an insanely fun day. XD
2. THE TRIALS OF PATTY CAKE! XD So apparently, Emma and I are weird and couldn’t remember exactly how to play Patty Cake…? She looked it up and we watched a tutorial on how to play then played it ourselves. We’re weird, we know. XD
***Click the picture to see what it says***
3. Jedi vs Sith. I don’t know how it happens, but so many times when Emma and I are texting we suddenly become a Jedi (that’s me, peeps) and Sith and argue back and forth about the Light and Dark Side. Emma used to be my Padawan, but she left me for the Dark Side, so now American Girl Doll Artist is my new Padawan and her brother is Emma’s Apprentice. XD
4. SKYPE! Emma and I are really good friends with AGDA (and her siblings) even though we have yet to meet in person (SOON THOUGH) and we Skype a LOT! There’s tons of laughing and noise involved. XD
FANDOMS! FANDOMS! FANDOMS!
The most important thing I can talk about in this topic is Beauty and the Beast. Before I continue, I know I said I wasn’t going to see it because of a certain character, but my sister saw it and gave us a review on the movie and said it was pretty minor, so we decided to go see it. 😉
And let me just say that it is one of my absolute favorite movies right now! I have been listening to the songs almost non stop since I saw it and I’m just so dead over this movie!! Seriously, with all the hype over it, I’ve barely been excited for Rogue One coming out on DVD on Tuesday. O_O IT’S JUST SO BEAUTIFUL AND THE SONGS ARE AMAZING AND I LOVE THE BEAST <3 <3 <3 (I’m planning to see it again – which will be my 3rd time) I had chills practically through the entire movie and was smiling throughout. I only cried once and that was during an added song that is probably on my list of top 5 favorite songs. <3 I think this is my favorite Live Action remake from Disney… 😀
If you were hesitant to see the movie because of the character, I can say it was super minor and nothing extreme was done with it. He just acts a little weird and the worst of it is during the Gaston song 😉
Okay, more fandoms…
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I think I covered this in the last recap since I did it late (heh heh), but I watched Moana and it’s SO GOOD! The songs are so fun and this movie is almost making me want to learn how to speak Polynesian just so I can sing those parts like a boss. XD
OOH and the new trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes was so amazing!! I love Caesar. :O (I don’t know if ya’ll have seen those movies, but I had to put it in here cause I’m excited for it! XD )
This month I got a book called Lady in Waiting. It was an absolutely amazing book that followed the book of Ruth and was all about becoming the right woman while you are waiting for the right man to come into your life. It really spoke to me and made me see that as a young single woman, this is the perfect time to grow close to God and put Him first in my life because once I’m married and eventually have kids, the time you’ll have available to spend with God will be precious. This is the time for me to grow in my walk with God and let Him mold me into the woman I’m meant to be
I finished my Ahsoka costume and listed it in my Etsy shop! I’m so glad I finally stopped procrastinating and just did it! XD
And, naturally, I had my 4 year blogiversary!! 😀 Also, if you haven’t yet, make sure to enter the giveaway I’m having for a chance to win a custom made costume for your doll! 😀
Okie, let’s see…
1. I work every Wednesday this month which means I get to see my chubs a lot more! XD
2. We’re going to visit Jordan and Aaryn for Easter!! We’ll get to see their apartment and I’ll also be seeing my grandparents! SO EXCITED! XD *chants roadtrip*
3. Obviously Rogue One comes out on Tuesday! YAAY!!! DARTHY! JYNSIAN! XD
4. I’ll have to prepare for the craft fair this month… So not prepared to prepare. XD
And I believe that’s it for now! I feel really excited for this month and the unexpected adventures it will bring! 😀
Tell me, how was March for you? What are you looking forward to in April?
P.S. This post is over a thousand words long…. O_O