Rest Assured – I’m Still Here!
Hi everyone! It’s been a while again…
My friend, Julia has been telling me lately how much she misses me posting here and how much she loves LHOAG. So this post is dedicated to her and to all of you. I miss and love you guys, so just rest assured that even though I’m not around nearly as much as I used to be – I’m still here even after 5 years. 🙂 <3
*happy sigh* I had so much fun taking these pictures. Amy is soooo pretty and photogenic! <3 Aren’t her curls amazing? And her freckles are just adorbs!! XD
How are you all doing? Anything exciting happening lately? How can I pray for you? 🙂
… I just realized I never announced something… O_O
Um, so for those of you who don’t know already….. I’M GOING TO BE AN AUNTIE!! :O *screams cause I still can’t get over it* We found out on Christmas Eve, but I couldn’t say anything because my brother and sister in-law took a while to announce it to the world and I haven’t posted in a while, so… *nervous laughter* Sowwy! XD But I am out of this world excited!!! 😀
I look forward to hearing from you in the comments! Talk to you soon! ;D
Mystery Revealed! :D (Plus an announcement)
Oh, I had so much fun seeing all your guesses about what I bought!! Now are you ready to see who guessed correctly? 🙂
The only one who guessed correctly was Morgan! Congratulations! 😀
I GOT TENNEY AND LOGAN ASDFGHJKL I’VE NEVER BOUGHT TWO DOLLS AT ONCE BEFORE
Seriously, they’re the cutest things. ever. EV-ER.
(Jaclynn, you’re forgetting about BB-8 and Baymax and…)
I have loved these two ever since they came out and for a while I was planning to buy Tenney. Then I was planning on just getting Logan. Then I wanted both of them. Then just Tenney again. And then I was like – no, I don’t need anymore dolls.
And that was it for several months, but then Dara really reawakens my love for dolls and she’s practically the reason I bought these two. And I have NO REGRETS. They are so cute and arrived in such perfect condition. Most of the ones I’ve seen in person have had messed up hair, so I felt concerned about ordering them online, but I thought I’d chance it. I’m so glad I did. I couldn’t have asked for two dolls in better condition! <3
So, something you should know. I am renaming them to Amy and Ty because I need a pair of dolls that are named after one of my favorite couples. XD
They can hold each other’s hands. Stop it right now. *heart eyes*
HER EYES. HER LIPS. HER FRECKLES. *dies*
I love her hair <3
<3 <3 <3
HOW. JUST HOW.
ISN’T HE HANDSOME? AM I CRAZY?! XD
His hair is perfection.
(I’m sorry, I really can’t get over his hair. XD )
HE LOOKS SO COOL
So, I may be slightly more in love with Logan than I am with Tenney, but it’s exciting having an official boy doll from AG. He’s just so cute, I can’t handle it. XD
Also, we all know AG dolls have an amazing smell. I hadn’t smelled that in such a long time, so opening these two and smelling the top of their heads was just pure heaven. <3 (my mom bent down and sniffed Tenney’s head before I even had her out of the box. She’s the best. XD )
Are you guys surprised? Because honestly, I am! I didn’t expect to do this, but again, I don’t have any regrets. So, thank you Hershey, for inspiring me to buy these two. ;D
I’m 99% sure these are my last dolls. But ya know, AG can be irresistible sometimes… 😛
As for the announcement, I am currently designing a brand new author website for myself and am in need of some more subscribers to my email list! So if you enjoy my stories and want to see more of what I’m writing, subscribe to my email list using the form below. You’ll get exclusive content sent directly to your inbox and will also be the first to know when my author website launches!
Thanks in advance if you do sign up! 😀
Heartland ~ A Photoshoot
Hi everyone!! 😀
Wow, it feels like every time when I’m just about ready to officially stop posting, I suddenly get a burst of inspiration and just NEED to post something! XD
Okay, so here’s the deal. I’ve been binge watching the show Heartland lately and I basically adore Ty and Amy. So much so that I just had to do a photoshoot inspired by them.
and this also might be a thing I start doing. And I’m also gonna buy a DSLR. Also why aren’t there people on Etsy who make epic doll costume replicas. #rude.
Let’s get on with the photoshoot! 😀
(yes this is Weston in a different wig. I’ve also put girl wigs on him. I love not gluing wigs down. XD )
That’s the sound of me dying of shippy feels. XD
It felt so strange getting my dolls and gear together and heading out back to take pictures. I honestly don’t remember the last time I was in my backyard… XD But it made me really happy doing this again and I just feel all inspired like I wanna TAKE ON THE WORLD!!! But really, that means I just wanna take a ton of photos. XD
I had trouble thinking of how to do poses. I don’t know if it’s cause I was using a guy and a girl or if I’m just out of practice… but I’m hoping to fix that. 😉
Anyway, how have you all been? It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve talked to you guys! I miss you. <3
What characters do you ship? Do you like Weston better with the brown or blonde hair better? Do you watch Heartland? What’s the weather like where you live?
Have a great day, guys!
Sunshine~ A Photoshoot
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
Awwww, how cute is she?! *heart eyes*
*sings a weird song in my head about loving bokeh*
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
Goodbye, My Friends….
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,
Happy Valentine’s Day! (2017)
70’s Girl~ A Photoshoot (and a question)
Hi guys! 🙂
Today I decided to do a photoshoot and when I noticed Julie wasn’t wearing any clothes (heh heh – #problemsofadollcollector) I decided to get her dressed and snap a few photos of her. Enjoy! 😀
That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed the pictures! Which one was your favorite? 🙂
Oh! And just a quick question – how many of you would like to see Tell Us Tuesday return? I’m thinking about bringing it back, but I want to make sure that people will participate, so please let me know what you think! 🙂
Have a great rest of your day! 😀
Moana~ A Photoshoot
Hey everyone!! Are any of you excited for the new Disney princess movie, Moana to come out? Cause I am, and if you aren’t, then there’s hardly any point to read this post. But don’t go away! You’ll find it interesting whether you’re excited or not – 100% guaranteed! If you aren’t satisfied, please return this post to…. Okay. We’re getting off track here…
Ahem. As a lot of you may know, my craft fair (which I refer to as Hillside) is coming up SUPER soon!! Like – in 2 WEEKS!!! So I procrastinated again and I am obviously not going to meet a lot of my goals of products I wanted to have at Hillside this month, but I set to work on designing a Moana costume which I think turned out pretty great! And I am here to share with you some photos of Kiara as Moana 🙂
Hmmm…. I should have turned her head…. *thoughtful look* Oh well! 😉
So how do you like it? If you’re interested in purchasing it you can buy it in my Etsy shop by clicking HERE.
It will be $30 until Thanksgiving when it will be $35 from then on. Even if you aren’t interested in buying, I’d appreciate a favorite! 😀
Well, bye bye! I’ll “see” you again soon! *waves*
What are your thoughts on Moana? Are you going to go see it?
WestonDelle ~ A Photoshoot
I. AM. THAT. HEROOO! XD
YES, I am BACK!!!
Thank you all for your sweet comments on my last post! The wedding was so gorgeous and absolutely perfect in every way! I’m so insanely happy for them – they’re just such a beautiful couple. God matched them so perfectly! <3
I did cry at the wedding, but not as much as I thought I would. And we danced so. Much. My feet were killing me. XD
I’ll be sharing some pics soon! I’m not sure whether or not to post them here or on LMF… What do you guys think?
Okay, I think I’ve rambled enough! XD I had an urge to go outside and take pictures of Weston and then decided that he needed a girl with him, so Riven-Delle came along too.
By the way, we had a thunderstorm the other day. It rained 2 days in a row. And there are no more 90’s in the forecast. AAAAGHHH!!!
On with the photoshoot! XD
This one I had taken flipped around, but then I rotated it and I thought that it looked really interesting this way! What about you? 🙂
So how have you all been doing? Anything exciting going on or coming up soon? Is school overtaking your life? I’d love to know what’s going on in your life! I’ve missed you guys! <3
I’ll post again soon! *waves*
By the way – the title is my attempt at a shipping name for Weston and Riven-Delle ;D
It’s Shady & Golden Outside~ A Photoshoot
ITS FINALLY SHADY IN THE AFTERNOON SO I CAN TAKE PICTURES NOW AND IM REALLY EXCITED!!!!
Ahem. Sorry for the screaming…
But to explain further, I haven’t posted in so long because it had been sunny like 24/7 outside and when it wasn’t, I’d have to get up super early or take them at night when I’m getting tired, so I couldn’t really take pics… 🙁
BUT ITS FINALLY SHADY IN THE AFTERNOON!!! *fireworks* *confetti* *donuts* wait, what? XD
Leia is the star again because, let’s face it, she’s gorgeous and insanely photogenic! XD
I’m not sure what I think of this one… I’m usually not a fan of the doll looking at the camera… Unless it’s for a portrait, of course. 😉
That’s it! Which one is your favorite? 🙂
I loved holding my camera again and crouching down to take pictures of a beautiful doll. *sighs happily*
To those of you waiting for the next part of Masquerade; I PROMISE I will get it up very soon! With lighting problems and just being super busy, it’s been hard to think about getting a photostory up 😉
Have a wonderful rest of your day! Have a donut!
Or 2 or 3…. How about a baker’s dozen? XD