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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Masquerade~ Part 3

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As I was taking a stroll a couple of days after the ball, I noticed Frederic standing not too far away. “I must do anything.” I told myself and mustered up some courage to go speak with him.

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“Ahem.” I said to get his attention.

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When he faced me, his face lit up. “Ah, Liesel. I’ve been wondering when I would run into you again. What brings you here?” He inquired, trying to sound as kind and polite as he possibly could.

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“I’m here to discuss that deal you mentioned at the ball. What do you need me to do?” I asked reluctantly.

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Before answering, he looked around as though to make certain that no one else would hear what he was about say.

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“It’s not safe to speak here.” He said and looked at aΒ man who was walking by. “I need to know the details, Frederic, although I will do anything to keep my father’s true nature a secret.” I stated firmly.

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“I’m glad to hear it.” He said with a grin and reached in his pocket.

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“Take this. I need you to meet me at the written destination tonight at midnight.” He issued as he extended his hand out for me to take the paper. I looked down on it and sighed. “How do I know I’m not walking into some sort of trap?” I inquired. “You don’t. But you’ll just have to trust me.” He said sternly.

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I hesitantly reached out and took the folded up piece of paper.

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“So, it’s a deal? I do what you need me to do and you promise you’ll keep my secret?” I confirmed, still worried that he wouldn’t follow through.

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“You have my word. And don’t forget; midnight tonight. I’ll be waiting.” He reminded me and walked away.

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I watched him for a moment. Did I really just do the right thing? How did I know I could trust him?

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I unfolded the paper and read the note which said, “Wilcott Palace, Ethenia.”

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I let out a big sigh. Somehow I knew that I was going to regret this deal for the rest of my life.

To be continued in Part 4! πŸ˜€

~Jaclynn~

Day 27, 28, 29, 30, & 31

Eeks! I got so carried away with Maryellen and my new photostory series that I ignored the blogging challenge for 5 days! Oopsie!

Day 27 – My hidden talent:

Burping. I won’t go into any details because I don’t wanna gross any of you out, so let’s just move on, shall we? LOL!

Day 28 – Favorite movie I never get tired of:

LOTR of course!! I will never get sick of these movies like I do with others. I will be watching them and loving them just the same for the rest of my life! :)

Day 29 – Something that never fails to make me feel better:

Actually there are a few things; Talking to my mom, texting Emma, ice cream, and talking to God :)

Day 30 – Why do I blog?

Well, I first got inspired to blog when I started going to AmericanGirlFan, but my mom actually was the one who suggested I start one. Back thenΒ I would play all day with my dolls and do super fun things with them and we both thought it would be so cool if I could share those stories and the things I did with my dolls with everyone else! Now, I didn’t actually end up doing that on here. I never made a post about the stories I would play with my dolls, but instead made up other things specifically for my blog :)

The reason I blog now, is because I just seriously love it! It’s fun for me to share my love of dolls with all of these amazing doll lovers who have become my friends and to be able to write stories and create photostory series out of them! I love how I get to use all of my talents through my blog and I’m so glad to have made so many friends in this doll loving/blogging community! :)

Day 31 – Why did I enjoy completing this challenge?

NOOO!! It’s OVER!! I’m really sad that this challenge has ended. It was such a fun thing to do and some of the questions were hard for me to answer and really made me think! I also liked completing this challenge because it really challenged me to post every day for a month, which I think I did pretty well at :) I think it’s gotten my brain circulating again and that I will have plenty of posts for you for a long while. Thank you so much, Hayley for starting this 31-Day Blogging Challenge! I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed it! πŸ˜€

Alrighty, I’ll be back later with another post, so stay tuned! :)

~Jaclynn~

Masquerade~ Part 2

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I walked into the parlor at our house and noticed my mother sitting at the desk. “Oh! Mother, I didn’t think you would still be awake.” I said with surprise. “What are you doing home so early?” She inquired, ignoring what I had just said.

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“I was just feeling a little tired.” I fibbed and took a seat.

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“Liesel, what is it? What’s troubling you?” My mother questioned as she studied me. Somehow mothers always know when something is bothering their children.

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“Nothing.” I replied quite simply, then went on to say, “How are you feeling, Mother? Is your headache gone?” I inquired, trying to change the subject.

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“Yes, I am feeling much better. Now, would you please tell me what’s wrong?” She asked in her gentle motherly tone.

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“Nothing – it’s just – nothing, I’m fine.” I quickly assured her as I reached for the teapot.

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“I know you don’t do well in large crowds. Were you feeling uncomfortable?” Mother tried again, but I just couldn’t tell her.

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“Would you like a cup of tea?” I offered, ignoring her question. Mother sighed and said, “Yes, thank you.”

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As I was carrying the cup and saucer, I felt so nervous that I was trembling and dropped them on the floor.

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“I’m so sorry! I’ll clean it up.” I apologized and reached down to pick up the cup and saucer.

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As I set a new cup and saucer on her desk, Mother said, “Liesel, I know for a fact now that something is wrong. You never just drop things and I saw how you were trembling. What is it?”

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I closed my eyes and looked away with a sigh. “You’re right, Mother. Something is on my mind.” I confessed.

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“It’s Father. Some of the other women were talking about the great things their fathers are doing and what a success they are, that it got me to thinking about him.” I lied again. Mother couldn’t know about my meeting with Frederic.

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“You didn’t say anything, did you?” Mother asked in a panic.

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“No, no, of course not!” I assured her and continued, “But I was wondering… What would happen if someone did find out?” I inquired with caution, not wanting to alarm my mother more than I already had.

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“That’s not something to wonder, Liesel, because no one will find out.” Mother answered.

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“I know, it’s just that I’m curious. What would happen if others knew?” I asked again.

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Mother stood and headed for the door. “If others knew, we would be shamed and we would become the laughingstock of the kingdom. We could lose our house, our riches, and all that we had. We’d go back to poverty.” She finally explained with a trembling voice.

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“No one must find out what your father really was and we must do anything to keep others from knowing the truth.” She said sternly.

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“Anything?” I repeated.

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Anything.” She said and went upstairs. I knew I had upset her and that I had brought up a painful topic, but I just had to know for sure.

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“Well, I have my answer then. She said we have to do anything, so that’s exactly what I’ll do. Even if it means doing something for Frederic.”

That concludes part 2! Look for part 3 coming soon! πŸ˜€

~Jaclynn~

Store Photos From Maryellen’s Debut~ Part 1

Okay, I took like a gazillion pictures at the store of like EVERYTHING, so this is gonna have to be split into two or three parts! Crazy, huh?! So this part I’ll be focusing on the Beforever Characters :)

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Here’s the table with all the food. I didn’t eat any of it…. What is wrong with me?! I think it’s because I felt stressed (we got there like 10 minutes before 10), they were just about to have a drawing, and I had gum. So yeah… I really wanted a muffin, though! LOL!

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So true! πŸ˜€

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Here’s the drawing – you had a chance to win Maryellen’s TV or a Bitty Baby!

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Here’s Maryellen’s display!!! YAY!!

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I love her collection SO much!! Like seriously – I want a lot of it! LOL

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Doesn’t that spot look so empty?? I feel like there should be more there than just Maryellen herself!

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Here’s her diner!! AAAHH!!!! It’s SO amazing!!! I can’t tell you how much I love it. I don’t care how much it is, I will buy this someday! πŸ˜€

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Here’s my Maryellen visiting Grace’s La Patisserie :)

I just now realized that those are the only Maryellen photos I took…. What is wrong with me?! Ugh!

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Oh! LOL! Here’s another picture of her diner! Isn’t it amazing??? πŸ˜€

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Here’s Julie’s display :)

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I love this coat so much, like oh my gosh! :O

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I also really love this dress! It’s so cute!

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What do you think of her new pajamas? I personally like her old ones better, but I think the new ones are still cute :)

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Samantha’s Gazebo…. Aaaahh! So pretty!!!

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The coat… :O I have a thing for coats, jackets, vests, pretty much anything that you wear over something LOL!

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Oh, gosh, AG!! Why do you have so many amazingly huge furniture pieces that I want???

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Samantha’s display is so full!! She has so much stuff!! (why not make Josefina’s collection a little bigger….)

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Kit has a lot of cute stuff in her collection! I love the desk, the typewriter, her outfits – I really should get some of her outfits…

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Like this one!! OMGOSH isn’t it the cutest?! πŸ˜€

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*Sigh* Poor Josefina. Her collection is so small. I feel like she’s so neglected…. :(

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Yay! Rebecca!! πŸ˜€

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This dress is so amazing!

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Alright, Addy and Josefina really need some more attention! Their collections are so small compared to the others! :(

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Well, that ends this part! I’m sorry I didn’t get more pictures of Maryellen’s collection… Maybe I was too into looking at her stuff that I just forgot to take pics or something. Sorry about that πŸ˜• Ummm…. I just realized that I have no pictures of Kaya or her collection…. I don’t even remember seeing her there! I must have walked passed it or something… Hmmm….

Anyways, it was a really fun day and it was so great to meet Mya, Amelia, and Rebekah! πŸ˜€

Look for part 2 of “Masquerade” coming later today and I will post the next part of the store photos tomorrow! Bye for now!

~Jaclynn~

Maryellen~ Photoshoot & Review

As you all should know by now, I got MARYELLEN!!! I really didn’t think I’d make enough money to get her in such a short time, but I’m so glad and thankful I did! She is absolutely beautiful and oh! Her hair!! I think she has one of my favorite doll wigs! It’s BEAUTIFUL! πŸ˜€

Now, let’s get on to the photoshoot and review! :)

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Maryellen is a beautiful girl with lovely hazel eyes and strawberry blonde hair. I’d have to say, though, that I am not so impressed with her bangs. Both Maryellen and Grace have that weird section of hair that flops over. You can move that piece up and out of the way, though, which is probably what I’ll do from now on :)

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Here are her pretty eyes. They are a green hazel. The colors I see in her eyes are green and brown. It looks like Maryellen and Clara (MAG/TM #21) share the same eye color. You can click on the picture and zoom in to see the color perfectly :)

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Her outfit is ADORABLE and great quality!

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I love the colors of the dress so much! It looks really beach-y and sorta candy shop-ish to me πŸ˜€ The stripes are white, coral, red, and mint :)

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I really like the bits of ribbon and two bows and the sweetheart neckline, SO cute! πŸ˜€

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Her knit shrug is probably my favorite piece of this outfit! It’s adorable!! It is very soft and easy to get on and off. The “M” is embroidered on :) Oh, and there’s no need to worry about the velcro from the dress snagging the shrug either. The dress velcros quite nicely in the back :)

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She comes with her hair styled in a high ponytail. Her curls are so pretty and I love the color of her hair!! πŸ˜€ Oh, and something that is SO weird is that her tag said “Care for your doll with straight hair”…. I’m like – That is wavy/curly! Not straight at all! πŸ˜›

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The ribbon bow is attached to a hair scrunchie.

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Here’s the back of the shrug so you can see the lovely details. I love the design! :)

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Her shoes are some of my favorite AG shoes, I think! They velcro on nicely :)

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Well, I think that wraps up the review! Now get ready for just pictures! πŸ˜€

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Oh, right! Here’s a closeup of her hair color. The colors in her hair are blonde, red, and what seems to be orange-ish to me…? I could be wrong, though πŸ˜‰

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I LOVE the sun ray shining down on this one! πŸ˜€

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And that ends this photoshoot! Be sure to let me know which picture you liked best! :)

What do you think of Maryellen? Do you plan on getting her someday?

I’ll post the pictures I took at the debut either later today or tomorrow :)

~Jaclynn~

Masquerade~ Part 1

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It was the biggest night of the entire year – the Duke and Duchess’ Annual Springtime Ball. I had not wished to go because I never did too well at large parties, balls, or anything such as that, but I knew I had to. If I hadn’t accepted the generous invitation – which was shocking I’d even received one – My family and I would have been completely disgraced. So at the ball, I did my best to engage with some of the other rich girls, but that didn’t go so well. I ended up listening more than talking.

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As I was listening to the young ladies chat away, I had a strange feeling inside. Something wasn’t right.

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I looked behind me and saw a young man watching the men and women dance away to the music.

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Wait a second. I knew that face.

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My heart was racing and I found it hard for me to breathe. “Calm. Stay calm.” I told myself.

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“Please excuse me, ladies.” I said politely with a quick curtsy.


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As I hurried toward the exit, someone tapped my shoulder.

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“May I have this dance?” That horrid man inquired with a bow.

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Knowing how improper it would be for me to refuse, I reluctantly said, “You may.”

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We danced in silence for a moment. I didn’t dare speak or even look at him in the eye. I completely and utterly despised him.

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“You know why I’m here, Liesel.” He whispered with a threatening tone.

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“On the contrary, Frederic, I have no idea why you’re here.” I stated, still not even making eye contact.

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“I need you to do something for me.” He began, his eyes squinted and cruel. He continued on to say, “And you will do it, because I’ve got a bit of leverage, which is something you’ll never have on me.”

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“And what is that?” I questioned with disgust. “I knew your father. I know what he was and what he did. And I also know how you and your family have tried to hide it all your lives, but the truth has a way of coming out one way or another. Get me what I need, and I’ll keep your little secret.” Frederic offered. I was trying so hard to get the tears in my eyes to disappear. I knew that if I didn’t do what he wanted, he would expose the truth to everyone and our family would be shamed for eternity.

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Anger and fear boiled up inside of me and I pushed myself away from him and fled from the palace, leaving Frederic standing alone with a scowl on his face.

That concludes part 1!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

~Jaclynn~

Day 26 & Updates

What I always think “what if” about:

I don’t know if I really have ONE thing I always think “what if” about… Usually my “what ifs” are something kinda like this:
“What if it gets stuck at the top?”
“What if I pass out?”
“What if I fall?
“What if it breaks?”
“What if someone thinks I’m weird?

Okay, there’s the one. “What if someone thinks I’m weird?” I deal with that a LOT. I know I always encourage you girls not to be ashamed or to feel weird taking pictures of your dolls in public, but the truth is, I go through the same problem as all of you. I’ve always been horrible at listening to my own advice, but I try my best to follow this one so I can maybe be an example to those of you who still feel weird about it. And yet there are times that I fail. I can’t even bring a doll in my own front yard because the neighbors across the street are always outside and I don’t want them watching me and thinking I’m weird. You know those pictures I took of Jenna at Tom’s Farm a few days ago? I hadn’t even wanted to do that, but Emma convinced me. She reminded me that it doesn’t matter if people see you taking pictures of a doll and think you’re weird. They have no place to judge us because they don’t even know us. But if they do, then who cares? We’re never gonna see them again anyway! If I can be my absolute craziest with my family at Disneyland around hundreds of people, then surely I can bring a doll somewhere and take pictures. I’m not weird, I’m a teen blogger and doll collector and there’s nothing not normal about that! Everyone has something that they are into, and that’s just fine :)

So yeah. That’s my big “what if” question. I’m still working on it, so don’t think I’m fully over it yet, but I hope to start making progress in getting over that fear :)

Now, about tomorrow….

I’m SO EXCITED!!! I’ll probably have anxiety tonight and won’t be able to sleep. It happens every time, but it’s fine LOL! XD

So, the outfit I’m wearing has changed slightly. I’m going to wear jean capris with a raspberry pink tank top that has foil gold stars on it. And black flip flops and I think I’ll be wearing a gold headband or a ponytail. It depends on my mood LOL!

Also, I will be getting at the AG store at or around 8:45 AM. I just wanna be there a little early πŸ˜‰

I’m looking forward to seeing you there! Bye for now! πŸ˜€

~Jaclynn~

Day 25

Have I changed in the last two years?

Well, of course I’ve changed! I’m obviously taller and I look older now LOL! I’ve cut my hair and part it off to the side, too.

I have learned a lot more about God from last year till now and have just grown so much in my faith and am a better person because of it. I’m more mature spiritually and just in general, but I think I’ll always be a kid at heart πŸ˜‰

My personality and interests have pretty much remained the same except for now I LOVE clothes and going shopping! I used to totally hate shopping and I never wanted to get clothes as gifts, but now I’m planning to have a clothing shopping spree on my next birthday! πŸ˜€

My writing and photography skills have changed a lot since then, too! I mean, look at this picture:

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Compared to this one! Oh, gosh, now I wanna take pics of Rebecca! XD

That was a hard and interesting thing to think about… I’ve always thought I’ve just been the same for forever, but I have changed quite a bit :)

Well, that’s all for now, folks! Talk to ya’ll (I have no idea why I just said that LOL!) tomorrow! πŸ˜€

~Jaclynn~
P.S. EEE!!! TWO MORE DAYS!!! πŸ˜€

Day 24

If the world were to end tomorrow, what would I do with my remaining time on earth?

This is such a hard question for me to even answer, but I’ll do my best. I know I definitely wouldn’t waste my time sitting around the house and watching movies that I love. I’d want to spend some good quality time with my family. I’d tell each of them how much I love and care about them and give them all a gazillion hugs! People that I know I wouldn’t be able to see before the end, I’d definitely try to get in contact with. Like friends and other family members. I’d also probably make a post on my blog and tell you all how much you mean to me and maybe just post all my pirate stories without pictures, so you could read them before the end :)

I don’t know if there’s anything else I’d want to do. It’s not like I’d wanna go shopping cause that would just be a waste. I wouldn’t wanna watch movies or read or really anything like that. All that would be important to me, is spending time with my family and friends (if possible) and making sure they truly know how much they mean to me. And if spending time with them means watching a movie one last time together or going on a bunch of rides at Disneyland, then that’s fine by me! OH! I think I’d wanna go to Six Flags with my brother, too :)

So there ya go! Questions like these are always so interesting to think about and are usually hard for me to answer LOL!

Have a nice rest of your day everyone! πŸ˜€

~Jaclynn~

Day 23

Hi there! Today I’ve been watching movies and shows and crocheting (I finished my order! WHOO HOO!). It’s been a very relaxing day :)

So, Day 23 – Where I’ve traveled:

Okay, well I already told you this, but I went to Arizona! Believe it or not, that’s the only vacation my entire family has had. We just aren’t very vacation-ish people πŸ˜‰
Since I already told you where I’ve traveled, I’ll tell you where I’d like to go and why :)

New Zealand – The Lord of The Rings movies were filmed there and you can actually visit The Shire. I want to go there so badly!

Florida – One reason; Disney World! They have SO many rides, it’s HUGE, and they have such cool and different lands!! And seriously, they’re making a Frozen ride there in the Norway area!! Why can’t they build that here? *cries* Well, at least we’re getting Star Wars land! πŸ˜€

Germany – Honestly, the only reason I wanna go here is because I’m learning German. No other reason beside that LOL!

London – I LOVE their accents!!! Well, okay, I love accents in general, but I think London accents may be my favorite… Plus, I love the name “London”, and it just sounds so royal and beautiful!Β I’ve wanted to go to London for as long as I can remember! πŸ˜€

Paris – Oh, AG… What did you do to me? Ever since Grace came out I’ve suddenly grown a love of Paris, although I’ve always liked it LOL!

New York – It just seems like such a neat place! I don’t know what it is about it, but I’ve always wanted to visit there, too. Plus the biggest AG store is there ;D

Alright, I think those are all the places I’d like to visit! And also, I’d basically like to visit anywhere with gorgeous scenery that’s perfect for photoshoots πŸ˜‰

Where would you like to travel to?

~Jaclynn~

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