Masquerade~ Part 8
Okay, everyone settle down so I can begin this post! XD
I bet you’re all super happy to see this, huh? I got a splurge of inspiration today and finally figured everything out for the rest of this story! I’m SO excited to get the rest of the story posted and I hope you’re all just as excited as I am! 😀
For the previous part, click here. I just wanna make sure you’re all caught up 😉
As I walked through the streets that warm summer day, I found myself lost in deep thought. Why did I ever leave? Yes, I was terrified, but couldn’t I at least have confessed? Couldn’t I have confided in her?
“Please don’t go, Edmund.” Her pleas rang clear as a bell in my mind. “I don’t want to, but I have to.” I had said. “But why? Can’t you just tell me?” She asked of me as tears filled her striking green eyes. “I can’t. I’m sorry.” Was my vague and ridiculous reply.
“Remember me.” She requested just before she turned to leave. I’ve always remembered you. But did she still remember me? Did she even spare the slightest thought for me, even after all these years of being apart?
I shook my head. There’s no way. But it was time for me to go back, time for me to face her and find out for sure.
“Good day, Edmund!” Nicole, a good friend of mine, greeted as she joined my pace.
“Hello, Nicole.” I greeted, forcing a smile. She was my friend, but I wanted to be alone for the moment.
“Is something wrong?” She inquired.
After what I had learned after leaving home all those years ago, I knew it was best for me to come clear. “I’m leaving, Nicole. It’s time for me to go home.” I admitted.
“And to see her again, right?” She asked with a knowing smile.
“It was wrong of me to leave her that way. It’s high time I face her and make up for my mistakes. I thought I could beat this on my own, but I realize I need her now more than ever.” I explained, my heart heavy.
“Well, I certainly wish you well, Edmund. Be safe.” Nicole bid with a friendly grin.
“Thank you. For everything.” Nicole had helped me through a lot these past years and I was eternally grateful to her.
Oooh! I wonder who Edmund could be….? ;D
I hope you liked this part! We’ll get to Liesel in the next installment 🙂
My GOTY Collections~ Grace Edition
Hiii! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. There’s been so much going on, this is the first day I’ve stayed home in days! But, I’m here bringing you a new series on my blog! *celebrates*
After each GOTY doll retires, I will be showing you what I got from their collection. I’ll have to do a few this year since I have a few GOTY dolls, but I think it’ll be something fun to do and plus, it’s always fun knowing what people have in their doll collection, right? ;D
This is everything I got last year from Grace’s collection! Yep, it’s all clothes! While I did love her entire collection, I didn’t end up getting any of her accessories, which is totally fine! I loved her Baking Accesories, but maybe I can get them on eBay sometime 🙂
Here is Annika modeling Grace’s Sightseeing Outfit! This is one of my absolute favorite outfits of hers – and probably just in general! I love the colors and the style- so, so cute!
And obviously, I got Grace (although she was renamed to Riven-Delle)! SHE IS THE MOST PHOTOGENIC DOLL ON EARTH!!!!! *dies*
Ahem. Sorry about that. But seriously, isn’t her hair amazing? Like, come on, those highlights! :O (also, I couldn’t find her charm bracelet at the moment, so that’s unfortunately not shown…)
Here’s Caroline in Grace’s Travel Coat! This has to be one of my favorite pieces ever! I use this coat so much, I think at least one of my dolls is always wearing it!
And (haha, I almost revealed her true identity to all of you XD ) here is JANE (yes, Jane… *smirk*) modeling Grace’s Opening Night Outfit! Again, I couldn’t find the headband, so that’s not shown either. UGH! I literally JUST saw it yesterday and now it’s gone! *sobs over the loss of the lovely headband* Anyways, this dress is gorgeous!! And those SHOES!!!
I shadowed Annika with the black side of my reflector – dark and beautiful 🙂
Awesome camera + miraculous reflector = beautiful picture. In case you didn’t know, I got a reflector for my birthday and it is AMAZING!! These pictures would have been so much darker without it!
Now I’m using the gold side of my reflector- see how the lighting changed? 🙂
Well, that’s all for today! I’ll be back soon – hopefully to show you my dollhouse along with an announcement! 😀
What did you get from Grace’s Collection?
Day 15 & A Couple Announcements!
Day 15 – Ten Favorite Foods:
1. Donuts!! Seriously, they are the best 😀
2. Cake Pops! Particularly the Birthday Cake flavor from Starbucks 🙂
3. French Toast! My favorite breakfast food 🙂
4. Shrimp Tacos! Mmmmm….
5. In N Out Burgers! In my opinion, they have the best burgers 😀
6. Garlic Bread
7. Oatmeal Squares!! This is my all time favorite cereal! 😀
8. Oooh!! Strawberry Toaster Strudels!!!
9. Popcorn!! Disneyland has the best popcorn!
10. Okay, I guess I’ll do another meal type food LOL! Hmm… I’ll say Chicken Fettuccine! 🙂
That was hard. I feel like I’m missing so many awesome foods LOLOL! XD
Now for the announcements!
First, I am going to Maryellen’s Debut in LA on August 27th!! EEE! I’m going to the First Look Event, so if you’re going, be sure to look for me there! I will probably be wearing a purple/pinkish tank top with foil gold stars on it and shorts. You should all know what I look like already, but to refresh, I have brown, curly, fluffy hair and brown eyes and freckles! 🙂 I’ll update you all if outfit plans change or something 😀
Second, check out this great giveaway over at AmericanGirlPlace!
If you’d like a chance to win the outfit pictured above, make sure to go enter the giveaway by clicking here! Kaitlyn is such an amazing seamstress 🙂
That’s all for now! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend 🙂
Are you going to Maryellen’s debut? What do you think of her?
Aquamarine~ A Photoshoot
So yesterday I was taking pictures for a photostory, but then I got interrupted and got totally out of the mood, so that didn’t end up happening, but I did finally change Caroline’s outfit!! Literally, you don’t even wanna know how long some of my dolls stay in the same outfit and hairstyle. We’re talking MONTHS! It is so sad! Caroline was still wearing the Elsa Frozen Fever Dress I made from when I first made it! Isn’t that awful? So I fell in love with Caroline again (does that ever happen to you? LOL!) and decided she needed a little photoshoot! 🙂
Caroline looks just beautiful in the Tropical Bloom outfit! The colors are great for her!
Her eyes and shirt are almost a perfect match in color! I was kinda dying at how amazing they went together. I was FaceTime-ing Emma when I changed her and every few minutes I’d pick up Caroline and say, “Oh my gosh! I just wanna take pics of her!” LOL!
Isn’t her hair so pretty? Even if it isn’t the same hair she had when I first got her, I think it’s still gorgeous! 🙂
Caroline is seriously so gorgeous! I can’t believe she’s retiring so soon 🙁
Do you ever leave your dolls in the same outfit for months? Are you planning on getting Caroline before she retires?
What My Dolls Are Up To
Hey everyone! Yesterday I cleaned out under my bed (my doll’s bedroom) because I’ve been having a ton of baby spiders in my room lately (*shudders*) and the other day I noticed a few under there, so I freaked out… Anyways! Back to the subject of this post – I set up my dolls to where they’re all doing something and I thought it’d be fun to show you what they’re up to 🙂
So here’s the overview! Some of them are hiding behind the curtains, though LOL!
Over here, Dallas is getting Pepper out of his bed so he, Eli, and Jeremy can play with him. Rapunzel is asking if she can play with him, too and Lissie is trying to get a book, but Dallas is in the way. You can kinda see Clara back there just hanging out 🙂
Bella, Ellie, and Snow are being as sweet as can be playing with Licorice 🙂
Belinda is helping Cecile with some school.
And Merida wants Belinda for something…. Probably to help her climb something 😛
And of course Caleb and Kendra are fighting and screaming at the top of their lungs. Kristoff is trying to pull Caleb off of Kendra and Annika starts to intervene. Mickey and Minnie are sad and scared by their fighting as usual, too 😉
Kanani, Riven-Delle, and Annika had all been talking, but then stopped instantly when they noticed Caleb and Kendra fighting. Anna was gonna talk to Riven-Delle, but also stopped when she noticed the fight.
Janie looking over at Caleb and Kendra. They attract a lot of attention to themselves whenever they fight 😛
Julie, Kaya, and Samantha are talking 🙂
And oh, dear! Marie-Grace was talking to Saige (who is painting) when she was supposed to be practicing her singing, so Lana told her to stop talking to Saige, Marie-Grace got mad, and now Jess came over and is trying to tell Lana that it’s okay for Marie-Grace to talk to Saige. My goodness!
Josefina and Kirsten were about to bake and are now trying to persuade Rebecca into helping them, too. Addy was talking to Kirsten 🙂
Jenna doing some things at the vanity 🙂
And Kiara and Caroline are chatting 🙂
Do your dolls have a usual thing that happens every day? Like how Caleb and Kendra always fight? What do your dolls like to do?
Frozen Fever~ A Photoshoot Of “Elsa”
The title of this post can mean two things for me:
1. That I have Frozen Fever- I’m so obsessed 😛
2. That I’m SO EXCITED for the new Frozen Fever short!!!!! 😀
Ever since I saw what Elsa’s new dress looked like, I knew I had to get started on making it! I finished it and listed it in my Etsy shop today, and now I’d like to show you all how it turned out! 😀
The little pink dots are to represent super tiny flowers 🙂
These shoes go so great with this dress!
My absolute favorite part, is the cape!!! I just love how it turned out!! 😀
“Beautiful! Powerful! Dangerous! Cold!”
I had such problems with the hair. I literally worked on it for over an hour trying to figure out how I used to do it! I ended up doing something completely different LOL!
“Go enjoy the sun and open up the gates.”
Elsa finally has control of her powers 🙂
So, what do you think of my dress?? Are you excited for the Frozen Fever short, too?
Oh, and on the left sidebar of my site, there is a little box that shows all of the items in my Etsy shop. Click on my new Elsa dress to go see it! 🙂
Have a great rest of your day!! 😀
The Disappearing Heirs Season 2~ The Crown Reclaimed: Part 3
Monica, Corinne, and I gathered into a circle to discuss what we were going to do from here, but I was hardly paying any attention to them.
“Allie? Hey, are you okay?” Corinne asked, noticing that I was stuck in a daze.
“Oh, yeah I’m fine. Monica, Corinne, I have to go to Feorden.” I stated.
“Allie, Feorden is a distant land in turmoil. Without a proper ruler, everyone has become confused with their lives, and they don’t know what they’re doing.” Monica said worriedly.
“I have also heard that the stewardess of the castle in Feorden is absolutely cruel. She doesn’t care about anyone, only money and ruling.” Corinne told me.
“Then that just gives me even more of a reason to go. I have to save my people. If I didn’t do anything to help them, then I would be just as bad as the stewardess.” I said, quite determined.
“You seem very passionate about this, Allie. And who are we to stand in your way?” Monica said with a smile.
“Thank you, Monica. All my life I’ve searched for my right path, and now it’s been revealed to me. Without you two, I never would have found it.” I said gratefully.
The next morning….
“Goodbye, Allie. Please keep in touch with me, okay? It won’t be improper for us to talk now that you’re a princess, too. I always knew there was a bit of royalty in you.” Katrina said with tears in her eyes. She had never spoken to me so kindly before, and I knew that she truly meant it.
“Thank you so much, Katrina! I promise that we will see each other again, and I will write to you.” I promised.
“So, where are you going from here?” Monica asked Corinne.
“To tell you the truth, I had hoped that I could get a job with your agency, but I suppose that since I didn’t arrest the man you were after, I don’t get it, huh?” Corinne asked, her eyes disappointed.
“Everyone makes mistakes, Corinne. Even I do. I wouldn’t not recommend you to the agency just because you didn’t make an arrest. You have all the qualifications of a detective, and I would gladly recommend you.” Monica said sincerely.
“It sounds like you two are saying goodbye.” I said I stepped up to Monica and Corinne.
“Not exactly. We were talking about Corinne working with me.” Monica corrected.
“Oh, well, I was thinking – well actually hoping that you and Corinne would come with me to Feorden.” I said hopefully.
“It would be an honor, Allie.” Corinne accepted. “I’d love to come, too, Allie, but I have to get the princesses back to their homes.” Monica said.
Then Katrina came over to our group. “Monica, why don’t you call for some other detectives to help us? You can go with Allie and Corinne and I’ll be fine with the other princesses until the detectives arrive.” Katrina offered.
“Hmm…” Monica thought it over. “Alright! Are you sure you’ll be okay here, Katrina?” Monica asked.
“Definitely!” Katrina said with a smile.
I threw my arms around Katrina and said, “Thank you so much!” Katrina was surprised by the hug, but she did hug me back. “You’re welcome.” She said sweetly.
We said our last goodbyes and headed on our way to Feorden. We weren’t sure what exactly lay ahead on our journey, and we carried nothing with us, but our determination, courage, and most important of all, our friendship.
That ends Part 3! Part 4 coming in one hour! 😀
The Disappearing Heirs Season 2~ The Crown Reclaimed: Part 2
We all walked outside and were met by Monica and Katrina. “Allie, Corinne! I expected you to be longer.” Monica said.
Katrina instantly walked over to the princesses and introduced herself.
Monica looked over us. “Where is he? Where’s your father?” She inquired.
“You knew he was my father?” I asked, raising my eyebrow and Corinne spoke up,
“He escaped.” She said simply.
Monica’s eyes widened and she sighed. “How did this happen?” She asked.
“We were about to come outside and suddenly he darted out the back door. I chased after him, but he was too quick. I’m sorry.” Corinne lied, but that isn’t what troubled me. I still had an unanswered question. “Monica!” I shouted and she turned quickly towards me. “You knew that he was my dad?” I asked again.
“Yes. I found out what he was looking for. I knew about the lost princess. And when you came into our hideout on that first day, I noticed your birthmark, and I knew that it was you. That’s why I was so adamant about you coming with us. I wanted to reunite father and daughter.” Monica explained.
I stood completely still with a serious look on my face. “Well, you did.” It was all I could say. I was angry that she hadn’t told me, and I lost him anyways, so her plan didn’t even work out well. I wondered if I would ever see him again…
The next part is coming in one hour so stay tuned! 🙂
The Disappearing Heirs Season 2~ The Crown Reclaimed: Part 1
I stood silent in complete shock with my mouth and eyes wide open. “Y-you’re my dad?” I stammered. Joshua nodded his head with a smile. “And, I’m a princess?” I asked, just to make sure.
“Yes. You are the princess of Fyorden. Allie, you are destined to rule the kingdom.” Joshua stated with pride.
I didn’t know quite how to respond. “Me? A princess? My destiny is to rule a kingdom?” I asked myself. I glanced at Corinne who’s eyebrow was raised.
“Are you kidding me? This crazy guy is your dad?” Corinne inquired.
“Yeah, he is.” I replied. “Wait a second. Is he crazy?” I wondered. “Joshu – um – I mean – da-” I began. “You can call me Josh for now.” Josh interrupted. “Okay… So, why were you kidnapping all the heirs?” I asked.
Josh sighed and said, “Well, I was trying to find you. I thought that perhaps another royal might have adopted you.”
I exclaimed in surprise. “So you think that if you had found me by kidnapping me, that I would want to stay with you? I’d be freaked out and I would run home to my family!” I said, raising my voice.
Josh looked down at his feet. “I know. I tried to find you for so long that it made me insane. I’m truly sorry. But now that you’re here, I feel like all of my craziness has left me.” He said with a smile and I managed a slight grin.
“Well, we should all probably get outside.” Corinne stated and I agreed. As I walked towards the front door with the princesses, Corinne pulled Josh aside and whispered something to him, but I couldn’t hear a word.
“Listen, I don’t want you to get into any trouble. If you take one step out that door, there’s a detective who’s going to arrest you. You have to run!”
Josh looked longingly towards me and back at Corinne. “But I just found her. I can’t just leave her like this!” Josh protested.
Corinne’s eyes saddened. “If you followed us outside, you may never see her again. You have hundreds of people looking for you. You must go into hiding. Please, run!” Corinne pleaded.
Josh sighed and looked towards me. I knew something was wrong, and I wanted to ask about it, but I decided to let them finish their business.
“Promise me you’ll keep an eye on her.” He asked of Corinne and she nodded her head.
Josh looked at me once again, and then fled through the back door.
Corinne joined us and said, “Don’t say a word to Monica about this. Just say that he got away.” I nodded as I realized that she helped him escape so he wouldn’t get into trouble. Who knows what would’ve happened to him if Corinne hadn’t told him to go. In my heart, I was dearly thankful to Corinne for what she did.
That ends Part 1! Part two will be up in one hour! 😀
American Girl February Release 2015
I was having a heart-attack last night (not literal, I was just SUPER excited)!!! My dad was asleep in the other room and I was trying SO hard not to yell and scream over everything!! LOL! 😛
***Note: Picture credit goes to American Girl***
Okay, so are you all ready to see this awesome release?! Good! Let’s get started! 😀
Samantha’s Flower-Picking Set $48- This is really cute, but in my opinion, it looks too much like her Meet Outfit. All the colors and all, don’t you think?
Samantha’s Special-Day Dress $32- This is SO CUTE!! I LOVE THE MINT AND PINK! 😀
Samantha’s Travel Coat & Hat $32- Oh. My. Gosh. I can not even type in all caps because I am so dead over this coat. 😀
Samantha’s Travel Bag Set $28- This is adorable!! It’s an adorable little carpet bag!!! I can’t help but think of Mary Poppins. I love carpet bags, thanks to her 😀
Samantha’s Painting Set $36- This is cute, but the easel is way too much like Saige’s 😉
Samantha’s Summertime Treats $45- I love this set!! It’s so cute!! I love the little petits fours and the napkins!! 😀
Samantha’s Outdoor Serving Set $75- This is amazing!! I’ve always loved those serving carts!! 😀 Oh, and this set and the above treats can also be bought as one set for $120 🙂
Samantha’s Gazebo Garden Set $268- OMGOSH!!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!! IT’S HUGE!!! I really want this!! The Gazebo alone is $200. That’s not bad at all!! I’m positive that I will be buying this someday!
Julie’s Skateboarding Set $48- This is okay, I’m not too fond of the colors 🙂
Julie’s Mix-Print Maxi Dress $28- I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS!!! But wait- why is this only $28 with quite a few accessories, but Samantha’s Coat & Hat is $32? 😛
Modern Fancy Shawl Outfit $48- I love this!! It is so cute and I absolutely adore the red on Kaya! I also really like the white on her! 😀
Kit’s Chicken Keeping Set $48- AWWWWW!!! I totally LOVE this outfit!! And oh my goodness, that chicken looks so soft and sweet and cuddly! 😀
Addy’s Dress & Sewing Set $48- I LOVE the colors of this outfit!!!! And the sewing stuff is super cute, too!! 😀
Rebecca’s Seashore Set $48- I’m sorry, but I don’t really like this. It looks way too modern to me, and those boots literally look like boots that girls wear today. I will say that the chair is cute, though 🙂
Alrighty, ready to move into MAG? Me too!!
Shimmer & Lace Party Dress $30- This is SO CUTE!! I love the color and how lacy it is! 😀
Pretty Plie Ballet Outfit $34- This is cute, but I think it’s funny that they made two ballet outfits right after Isabelle is retired 😛
Pretty Pink Tutu Set $28- Again, it’s cute, but I won’t be buying either of them 🙂 You can also buy both of them in a set together for $62 😉
Boho Beachy Swimsuit $28- YAY! A one piece at last! 😛 I like the colors and design of this, but I don’t really like the ribbons 🙂
Beachy Hair Beads $15- These are okay. They look kinda cheapy and plastic-y in the hair to me 😛
Sunshine Garden Outfit $30- This is SOOO CUTE!! 😀
Sparkly Jazz Outfit $34- I have nothing positive to say about this and I don’t want to offend anyone, so let’s just move on 🙂
Soccer Team Outfit $38- This is kinda cute! I mainly want the soccer ball, though LOL! Clara looks adorable in it, too! 🙂
Sparkle Spa Robe $24- I like this, but I’d rather it be a longer robe 🙂 I love how soft and plushy it looks though! 😀
Sunshine Gardening Bench Set $68- This is adorable!! It made me realize that I don’t have a doll that likes gardening yet! Hmm…. I wonder what doll I want could fit that role…. 😛
Now onto the Bitty Babies!
Pastel Carousel Outfit $26- This is really cute! I love the colors and the style of the shirt! 🙂
Basics Sweet Dots Top $14- This is so sweet! 🙂
Basics Elephant Leggings $10- These are also really cute! I love the ruffle! I wonder why they’re selling them separately, though?
Ribbons & Ruffles Outfit $28- This is so sweet!! My Beth would look adorable in this!! 🙂
Tennis Pro Outfit $34- This is kinda cute 🙂
Hole-In-One Outfit $34- Again, it’s kinda cute 🙂
Now for books!
Danger in Paris: A Samantha Mystery $9.99- Ooooh! This sounds so interesting!!
The Jazzman’s Trumpet: A Kit Mystery $9.99- This one sounds kinda interesting, too! 🙂
The Smuggler’s Secrets: A Caroline Mystery $9.99- Ooooh!!!!! I likey 😀
A Smart Girl’s Guide: Drama, Rumors & Secrets, OH MY (couldn’t help myself LOL!) $12.99- So, yeah, I think the title describes what it’s about LOL! 😛
Drama-rama $9.99- This is a quiz book to go with the book above 🙂
Doll Pets $24.99- THIS LOOKS ADORABLE!! I love this!! 😀
Alright, so that was the entire release (except for the girl’s sized clothes 😉 )!! I am VERY happy with this release!! And A LOT of new items have gone on my wishlist!! I think my favorite item in this release is Samantha’s Gazebo. I can not get over how amazing that is! 😀
What are your thoughts on the release? What was your favorite new item?
P.S. SO sad that Josefina got NOTHING new 🙁