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GOTY Swap~ A Photoshoot

So the other day when I posted the photoshoot of Julie, I asked for suggestions of who I should take a photoshoot of. Julia suggested Jess and Peace suggested Kanani, and also using Lizzy’s suggestion for using more than one doll in a photoshoot again, I bring to you GOTY Swap! πŸ˜€

I always loved shots like these. I think they’re just so cute! :) And do you see now why I called this photoshoot GOTY Swap? πŸ˜‰


I think they look so adorable in each other’s meet outfits!! Kanani in Orange, Jess in blue- agh! πŸ˜€

Kanani is so beautiful! <3






Jess is so adorable!!!


I didn’t realize I took so many of Jess… Oopsie! πŸ˜‰


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Yes, they’re both barefoot. I thought it matched their look πŸ˜‰

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Aren’t they adorable?! πŸ˜€

I hope you liked the photoshoot! :)

~Jaclynn~
Psst! Emma posted the next part up Sadie’s Hope last night! Be sure to check it out by clicking here :)

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 :)

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So here’s the overview! Some of them are hiding behind the curtains, though LOL!

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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 :)

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Bella, Ellie, and Snow are being as sweet as can be playing with Licorice :)

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Belinda is helping Cecile with some school.

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And Merida wants Belinda for something…. Probably to help her climb something πŸ˜›

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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 πŸ˜‰

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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.

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Janie looking over at Caleb and Kendra. They attract a lot of attention to themselves whenever they fight πŸ˜›

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Julie, Kaya, and Samantha are talking :)

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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!

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Josefina and Kirsten were about to bake and are now trying to persuade Rebecca into helping them, too. Addy was talking to Kirsten :)

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Jenna doing some things at the vanity :)

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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?

~Jaclynn~

Happy Valentine’s Day~ 2015

Hey everyone! Happy Valentine’s Day! I took a little photoshoot of Kanani dressed for Valentine’s Day and I think she looks adorable! πŸ˜€

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So I have no idea what type of braid I did on Kanani’s hair πŸ˜› Is it crown braid?

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So that’s the end of the photoshoot! I hope you liked the pictures :)

And here’s a Valentine for YOU!

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Just click on the picture and it will get bigger, then right click on it, and click print! πŸ˜€

I hope you guys have a nice day! :)
Love,
~Jaclynn~

Planning For Hillside

Oh, my goodness! Tomorrow it will mark one week exactly until the Hillside Farms Holiday Craft Fair! I must admit that I haven’t been doing much crocheting for the past couple of months, cause in my head I think “Oh, there’s plenty of time!” and so at night I would just sit and watch movies while doing things on my iPod…. Ugh, so bad. Now that it’s a week away I am feeling majorly stressed! I still have so much to make and so little time! Eeks! πŸ˜•

Anyways, I didn’t want to fully neglect all of you for a week, so my mom gave me the idea to post about my preparation for the craft fair! I thought it was a great idea, so here we go!

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I usually bring seven of my dolls to the craft fair each year, but since I have SO many new costumes (I’m planning to have every single main Disney Princess dress), I decided that I need to bring them all (and my friend Emma is loaning me one of her dolls to be Merida. Thank you SO much)! But that was a problem. I needed to find a way to make sure they all could fit, and also have some room to lay my other products on the table. So today I got the table out and made all of my dolls fit on top! YAY! πŸ˜€Β The ones in the back are going to be raised up, too, but I need to buy some more risers, so that’s why they aren’t even with the others πŸ˜›

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Then after that, I needed to see if our big 30 gallon bin, would hold all 15 dolls, and it did!! But I need to buy a new one for myself because my mom uses that bin for all of her stuff πŸ˜‰

Now I am off to crochet! This whole next week is going to be crazy busy, but I promise, you will still see some posts from me! :)

Bye for now!

~Jaclynn~

Family Photo :)

I’ve noticed a few blogs have been taking family photos of their dolls, and I’ve always wanted to do that, but because I have so many, it would take HOURS to get them all ready, so I never did it. But- it is time to stop being lazy, LOL! πŸ˜›

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Back row, left to right- Addy, Josefina, Felicity, Kirsten, Rebecca, Kanani, Marie-Grace, Caroline, and Saige.
Bottom row, left to right- Beth, Annika, Kendra, Cecile, Caleb, Samantha, Jeremy, Kaya, Mickey, Jess, Minnie, Clara, and Janie

I took a family photo of all of my AG dolls (including my sisters) on Saturday and I think it turned out great! It was so neat to see them all set up together :) I was going to do a family photo that included everyone in my doll family, which would include MyTwinn, Disney Toddler Dolls, and other baby dolls, but I didn’t have room anywhere to get a picture of all of them! So maybe some day I’ll get a family picture of my non-AG dolls πŸ˜‰

Who is in your American Girl Doll family?
~Jaclynn~

Mt. Rubidoux Hike

So, I had never been on a hike before in my life, until last Thursday when me and my mom were invited to go with our friends (my best friend Emma πŸ˜‰ ). I loved the hike- it was SO much fun! But these last couple of days I have been sooo sore! My legs are not used to that sort of thing πŸ˜›

Me and Emma each brought a doll along (of course!) to take pics of, so here are the photos I took! πŸ˜€

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I love this outfit on Kanani!

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Kanani trying to climb a tree, it didn’t work out so well, though πŸ˜›

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I love this picture :)

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Kanani taking in the view :)

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I wasn’t sure which one I liked better… What do you think?

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This tower was so cool!

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The plaque on the tower.

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And that ends our photoshoot! Kanani said that she really enjoyed the hike and would love to go on one again! :)
It was so amazing to be up so high and to just look around the beautiful world God has created. It was so neat to think, “Wow, God made all of this.” He is truly amazing :)

Do you or your dolls like to hike?
~Jaclynn~

Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day!!! πŸ˜€

In just a couple of days- On the 21st- it will be a year since I started my very first photostory series. Do you know which one??

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That’s right! September 21st is the day that I started “A Pirate Adventure”!! AND the reason I made it was because of Talk Like A Pirate Day! πŸ˜€

I have loved all of my pirate series, enjoyed every minute of making them, and have truly appreciated every single one of your comments on them! And I’m going to let you all in on a little secret-

I’m going to continue making pirate series for a very long time! I find that they are one of the easiest types of photostory series to make and I just LOVE making them! πŸ˜€

Now, in celebration of “Talk Like A Pirate Day”, join Victoria, Captain McGovern and her hearty crew, and Jake on their thrilling adventures!

A Pirate Adventure
Fire Cove Season One
Fire Cove Season Two

Farewell, Maties! Enjoy readin’ them stories! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

~Jaclynn~

First Day Of Camp!

Alright, who has just been DYING for Camp Doll Diaries to start?! I’ve been ready for WEEKS!! I am so excited that Camp has started and I look forward to all the fun my dolls and I are gonna have this summer! πŸ˜€

Just to refresh yourselves, my camp this year is focusing on Clara and Rebecca who are sisters πŸ˜‰

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All the girls had been waiting forever for camp to start and finally, today is the day they’ve all been waiting for! The first day of camp is mostly focused on getting registered and settled in. Here a few girls are in line to sign in.

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“I’m okay, I’m okay. I’m gonna have fun! Don’t be scared.” Clara said to herself. She was still very nervous about going to camp.

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At last, it was Rebecca’s and Clara’s turn.
“And what is your last name, Rebecca?” Jess asked. She is the head counselor at camp πŸ˜‰
“It’s Rubin.” Rebecca replied.

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“Ah, yes, you are in Mirkwood Cabin.” Jess said.
“Here is your cabin key.” Lana, a younger counselor, said.
“Thank you!” Rebecca replied with a smile. She just wanted to go take a look at camp already!

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Clara dug in her tote bag for her registration form. “Ah, there it is!” Clara exclaimed.

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“And I assume your last name is Rubin, as well?” Jess asked.
“Yeah, that’s right.” Clara replied shyly.

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“You are in Enchanted Cabin!” Jess said and Lana gave her the key to her cabin.

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“But, me and Becca are supposed to be in the same cabin together! Our mommy said she was going to request it.” Clara said starting to get very sad and upset.

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“I know, I remember her calling. I told her I would see what I could do, but I’m afraid by the time you two signed up there was only room for one girl in two separate cabins and all the other ones were filled. I’m very sorry. If there had been more room, I would’ve put you two in a cabin together, but there was nothing I could do.” Jess explained.

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“Rebecca, I don’t wanna be without you! I only decided to come because you said we’d be together the entire time!” Clara cried. “I know, Clara! I wish we could be together, too and I’m also really disappointed, but there’s nothing we can do.” Rebecca replied.
“I wanna go home.” Clara said sadly.
“Oh, please, Clara! Stay here! I promise you, we’ll still see each other! Okay?” Rebecca said.

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“Okay.” Clara replied and Rebecca gave her a hug.

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“Once you girls have unpacked, please come back here for you name tags. They’ll be waiting for you. I’m sure you will both have a great time here this summer!”

Are you doing Camp Doll Diaries? How was your doll’s first day at camp?
~Jaclynn~
P.S. This all happened yesterday, but I’m posting it today πŸ˜‰

Fire Cove~ Part 2

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As I lay asleep that night I felt something poking my shoulder. “Hm, what’s wrong?” I asked. It was Elinor trying to wake me up.

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“We need to talk.” She said.

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“Captain Turner is up to something. I have a feelin’ that he’s working with Blackheart.” I looked at Elinor with surprise. “Elinor, Jake wouldn’t do anything like that. I’ve known him for a long time and he has always been a man of good form. Anyways, why would he want your sister?” I asked.

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“That I haven’t figured out yet. All I know is that he’s up to no good. He can’t be trusted.” Elinor said. I sighed, “Well you can be cautious of him if you want, but I happen to know that he can be trusted. He was fine man back in Aztec.”

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Elinor studied me for a moment. “You don’t love him do you?” Elinor asked with concern.

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“Of course not! I could never love Jake, I only consider him a friend and that is all. Anyways, you know that pirates can’t be married. It’s part of the Code and it’s something we all agree to when we become pirates. I am very shocked you even said such a thing.” I replied.

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I said goodnight and went back to bed. I wanted to try getting a little sleep before the break of dawn.

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Our day started out pretty good. Jake and Elinor talked over what needed to be done and Celeste, Juliet, and I talked with each other. “What do ye think of Captain Turner?” Juliet asked.
“I think he’s suspicious. He pauses too much when you ask him a question.” Celeste replied.

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“I think he’s just shy. He probably doesn’t talk to a lot of people now.” I said. I guess I was trying to defend him. He was my friend, after all.

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“V-v-victoria..” Juliet stammered.
“Juliet, what’s wron-?” I was cut off when Jake yelled,

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“Victoria, watch out!”

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I spun around and could not believe my eyes!

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There right in front of me was the vicious Leviathan! I had heard so many tales and songs about it that seeing it was almost amazing! But still, I was absolutely frozen in fear!

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I could not move. I could hardly hear Juliet and Celeste who were trying to tell me what to do and to get away slowly.
The Leviathan had it’s mouth wide open and was Β just about to get me when, “Victoria!!”

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Jake came running towards me with his sword. As he pushed me to the ground with his left hand he killed the Leviathan with his right.

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Within a second after Jake killed it, he was helping me up.

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“Are you alright?” Jake asked with concern. “Y-yes, I’m fine.” I said, although I was a bit shaken.
“Good. I’m gonna clean my sword now.” He said.

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“Jake, wait! Why did you do that? You could’ve been seriously injured- or worse!” I said.

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Jake looked at me with a grin. “I know, but I couldn’t let anything happen to you.”

That’s the end of Part 2! Look for Part 3 hopefully coming tomorrow! πŸ˜€
~Jaclynn~

Fire Cove~ Part 1

My name is Victoria Farnsworth. About a year ago I was a normal girl living in a mansion with my mother and father in the town of Aztec. All that changed when a pirate captain came to our door looking for a key to unlock a chest. I had found the key just the day before and before I knew it, I had volunteered to go on some crazy treasure hunt with the captain. I never imagined this would happen, but now I am a pirate, sailing the seas with my captain, Elinor McGovern and her crew mates Celeste and Juliet. I really couldn’t be happier! But then, someone showed up and I soon discovered that, yes, I could be so much happier…

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“Captain, I see a ship headin’ our way!” Juliet called from the crow’s nest.

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Captain Elinor turned her gaze toward the ship and said, “Aye, I can see it. If it seems to be goin’ right past us, just ignore it.”

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“But, if it seems to be followin’ us we’ll have to make contact.” Captain Elinor ordered.

As the ship drew nearer we could tell that whoever was on that ship wanted to talk. Pretty soon we were right next to each other and someone from the other ship called, “Ahoy, thar! I wish to speak to the captain of yer ship!” Β It was a man’s voice and something about it sounded familiar. Like a voice I had heard a long time ago.
Elinor replied, “I’m the captain of this ship! What do ye want?”
“May I come aboard? Indeed I mean you no harm, only to talk.” The man said. Elinor thought for a moment then she said, “Aye, you may. But ye must come weaponless!”
“So be it.” The man replied and swung over on a rope.

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“Are you Captain Elinor McGovern?” He asked with a look of worry.

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As soon as I saw his face I knew I had seen him before.Β “Who is this man? Surely I do not know him as a pirate. I’m sure I’ve seen his face before when I was younger!”Β I said to myself.

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“Aye, I am. And who might you be?” Elinor asked.

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“I am Captain Ja-” He paused as he noticed me. “Victoria? Is that you?” He asked.

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“That depends on who is asking.” I replied. Since he obviously knew who I was, I knew I must know him as well. But still, I never gave out my name to anybody until I knew who they were.

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“It’s me, Jake.” He said.

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“Jake Turner? It can’t be you! You can’t be the same Jake who went off to medical school. That was six years ago!” I said.

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“I didn’t go to medical school. I left so I could be who I am now, a pirate captain. It’s all I’ve ever wanted. I know I shouldn’t have lied to everyone, but the past is in the past. And I have to say, Β it is certainly good to see a familiar face.” He said. I was in such a state of shock that all I could do was smile.

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“Well, Captain Turner, what is it ye need?” Jake almost forgot what he was doing here.

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“Ah, yes. I-I bring bad tidings.” He stammered. It seemed hard for him to get out the words. “Your sister, Elena, is being held captive by the evil Blackheart Jones. She tracked me down and sent me to find you and tell you.” He said. Captain Elinor looked down at her feet. For years Elinor hadn’t gotten along with her sister. It wasn’t until last year that they finally made amends. I thought that it must’ve been hard for Elinor to hear that Elena was a captive. “What must I do?” Elinor asked.
“Blackheart says yer to bring her the Cube of Light which you stole. Only then will she let your sister go free.” Jake explained.
“The Cube of Light? What makes her think I stole it? I’ve never had it in my hands before!” Elinor said. Jake thought for a moment before replying. “I don’t know what her plans are, but if you don’t return it to her within a fortnight, there will be major consequences.” He said quickly. “I will take my leave now.”

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He was just about to reach for a rope to swing back to his ship on when Elinor said, “Stop! You delivered this message. You know what I need to do! You will help me find the Cube of Light and free my sister, or else.”

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Jake sighed, “Very well. We set our course for Fire Cove.”

That’s the end of Part 1! Look for Part 2 coming soon! πŸ˜€
~Jaclynn~

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