Strum Me a Tune~ A Photostory
Samantha and Riven-Delle decided to brave the freezing cold (or at least, it was to them, being California girls) and do some shopping downtown.
Riven-Delle’s head was turned by the enchanting sound of a guitar strumming not far from where they were. She realized that the person playing looked unmistakably familiar and found herself in the middle of a big problem. Her head told her that it wasn’t wise to go up to a stranger and talk to them, but she had done it once with no harm done. Surely Samantha wouldn’t approve, but Riven-Delle felt that this boy needed help and that he wasn’t really a bad person.
“Riven-Delle, what are you looking at?” Samantha inquired once she realized her sister had suddenly stopped dead in her tracks.
Riven-Delle knew that hair – she hadn’t seen anyone else with it before. It was definitely him.
Without saying a word Riven-Delle headed in the direction of the guitar player with Samantha very hesitantly following behind. She absolutely hated it when people kept her from doing some serious shopping.
“Hello!” Riven-Delle greeted, a bit nervous to say anything.
The teenage boy looked up from his guitar and instantly stopped playing. The look behind his eyes expressed worry and Riven-Delle wondered what could be wrong.
“Hello….,” he said hesitantly.
“I’m sorry – aren’t you Weston? The boy from the diner? I was certain I’d seen you before,” Riven-Delle said, though she already knew it was him.
“Yeah, I guess that would be me. You got some cops hiding out nearby to take me in?” He asked, his eyes shifting around.
“No, of course not! I told you I wouldn’t turn you in,” Riven-Delle said.
He let out a quick sigh that was hardly audible and said; “Look, I don’t want to be rude, but maybe you should get going. I’m about ready to head back home now anyway.”
Riven-Delle looked down at the blue bowl with white polk-a-dots scattered around it. This was not a bowl a teenage boy would choose to use – especially in public. She couldn’t help wondering if perhaps it was stolen… Weston was definitely not living in a stable home – maybe he was even living on the streets.
“C-could you strum a song for us before we go? I heard you from a distance and it sounded great,” Riven-Delle said.
“I think we should get going, Delle,” Samantha intervened.
“One song won’t hurt. We’ll still have time for shopping,” Riven-Delle said.
“Alright, just one song and then I gotta go. My dad will kill me if I’m late for my lessons,” he said, though Riven-Delle couldn’t help doubting that he even had a father.
Riven-Delle watched curiously as he turned the knobs on his guitar to tune it. Samantha turned her head away and groaned just loud enough for Riven-Delle to hear her.
Once he had tuned up, he began to strum on his guitar an older sounding song that was full of life, making Riven-Delle tap her feet and clap her hands along.
When the song ended, Riven-Delle clapped and told him how great it was while she got her purse out to drop some money into his bowl.
“You play so well, I wouldn’t be surprised if someday you become famous!” Riven-Delle said as she dropped her money into the bowl.
A crisp 20 dollar bill to be exact.
Weston stared at it in disbelief – he hadn’t had that much money at one time in years!
“Thank you,” he said, as calmly as possible.
“Alright, Delle, let’s go now,” Samantha urged.
“Well, bye!” Riven-Delle said, feeling a bit awkward and sorry to leave him. Who knew where he would be tonight or if he even had anyone who cared about him.
Weston reached into the bowl and held the 20 dollars in his hand as he watched the girls leave. The kindness Riven-Delle had expressed meant so much to him – no one had treated him that way since he was a young boy. Except for his friend, of course, who was lying sick in bed and in need of some decent food. Thanks to Riven-Delle, he could give him just that.
Do you play an instrument? I’m learning to play the keyboard and I’m loving it! 😀
Just a note – do not talk to strangers. Riven-Delle is a bad example. XD
Also, another note – Riven-Delle and Weston are not a couple and I don’t plan to make that happen. They will just be good friends. 😉
Colonial Chanting Crickets~ A Photoshoot of the Beautiful Samantha (with a very weird & random title)
Hey Ho! Okay, first, I know the title is weird and extremely random, but I thought of the first three words that came to my mind that began with the letter “C” and just typed it, so that’s the strange reason behind the random title. XD
I’ve been feeling that Samantha has been lacking of attention lately, so I grabbed her, curled her hair, and headed outside for a quick photoshoot. I hope you enjoy the photos! 🙂
I think Samantha looks amazing in white! I always like brunettes in white- it just flows so well, don’t you think? 🙂
At least part of the title makes sense – she is dressed as a colonial girl after all 😉
Bouncy, flouncy, yippee ki-ay!
That’s all folks! I’m very tired… Hence the randomness in this post. I’m gonna go crochet and watch Anne of Green Gables now (the second one- my fave!!) 🙂
Have you watched the Anne of Green Gables movies?
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 🙂
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!
So true! 😀
Here’s the drawing – you had a chance to win Maryellen’s TV or a Bitty Baby!
Here’s Maryellen’s display!!! YAY!!
I love her collection SO much!! Like seriously – I want a lot of it! LOL
Doesn’t that spot look so empty?? I feel like there should be more there than just Maryellen herself!
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! 😀
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!
Oh! LOL! Here’s another picture of her diner! Isn’t it amazing??? 😀
Here’s Julie’s display 🙂
I love this coat so much, like oh my gosh! :O
I also really love this dress! It’s so cute!
What do you think of her new pajamas? I personally like her old ones better, but I think the new ones are still cute 🙂
Samantha’s Gazebo…. Aaaahh! So pretty!!!
The coat… :O I have a thing for coats, jackets, vests, pretty much anything that you wear over something LOL!
Oh, gosh, AG!! Why do you have so many amazingly huge furniture pieces that I want???
Samantha’s display is so full!! She has so much stuff!! (why not make Josefina’s collection a little bigger….)
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…
Like this one!! OMGOSH isn’t it the cutest?! 😀
*Sigh* Poor Josefina. Her collection is so small. I feel like she’s so neglected…. 🙁
Yay! Rebecca!! 😀
This dress is so amazing!
Alright, Addy and Josefina really need some more attention! Their collections are so small compared to the others! 🙁
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 😕 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! 😀
Look for part 2 of “Masquerade” coming later today and I will post the next part of the store photos tomorrow! Bye for now!
Paper Cut (and Day 21)
Hey guys! Today I got around to making a photostory and then I cleaned my room, so I feel really good right now! Plus, I’m listening to the Tangled soundtrack, so that’s always awesome! 😀
Now, let’s get on with the photostory!
“Samantha? Do you have to do that right now?” Riven-Delle asked her sister who was busy cleaning out the closet.
Without looking up from her work she replied, “Yes! If I don’t do it no one else will and it needs to be done!”
With a sigh and a shake of her head, Riven-Delle leaned back in her chair and tried to concentrate on what to write in her writing journal.
Clara entered the room and spotted Samantha cleaning out the closet. “Um, Samantha? Didn’t you just clean out the closet yesterday?” Clara inquired.
“Yes, but it has to be done again because no one ever puts things away properly!” Samantha stated in frustration. Clara knew very well that the purses at least hadn’t been touched at all since she cleaned the closet last, but she didn’t press the matter for she knew that Samantha loved to clean more than anyone.
“Are you okay, Riven-Delle? You look tired.” Clara observed.
“Oh, no, I’m just having trouble concentrating.” Riven-Delle replied with a slight grin.
“Oh, I see. Well I’m just getting some paper, but I’ll do my best not to distract you.” Clara said with a smile.
As Clara grabbed a sheet of paper, it slipped and lightly scraped her finger.
“Ow!” Clara yelped and then let out a quiet hiss. “What happened?” Samantha asked as she instantly turned her head at Clara’s cry of pain.
“Oh, it’s nothing. Just a paper cut.” Clara reassured her sister.
As Clara picked the paper off of the floor, she looked at her finger and saw that it was bleeding.
Clara instantly closed her eyes and turned away while taking deep breaths. “Clara, what’s wrong?” Riven-Delle inquired as she jumped out of her chair.
“I’m feeling faint.” Clara said softly.
Riven-Delle and Samantha rushed to their sister and helped her to the chair.
“Alright, put your head down. You’ll be okay.” Riven-Delle comforted as Clara did as she was told.
“What made you get all faint so suddenly?” Samantha asked.
“I looked at my finger and saw that it was bleeding.” Clara explained.
Clara sat up once she was feeling better and said, “You know, Riven-Delle-
-I hate paper cuts.”
So yeah, this photostory was inspired by the paper cut I got yesterday. When I saw my finger was bleeding I had to instantly look away cause I felt close to faintness. I wasn’t nearly as bad as Clara, but since she faints a lot, I thought it could work with her LOL!
Now, for Day 21 – Favorite recipe:
Hmm…. This is hard. I guess I’ll just go with the Funfetti Cookie recipe! They’re SO good and my brother, Jordan LOVES them! I can’t wait to make them this winter! 😀
Do you ever get faint when you see blood?
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?
The Disappearing Heirs Season 2~ The Crown Reclaimed: Part 9
To my surprise, many of the people believed I was the lost princess, and the next morning, several of them turned out in front of the palace yelling “We want Allie!” “Give us our rightful queen!” “Allie! Allie!”
“Stewardess, you see who the people want! Don’t you want to give them who they are asking for?” I shouted, so she could hear me over the people’s loud voices.
The stewardess looked on at the people, her eyes wide. She clearly didn’t know how to respond to this.
“I am who they want! And that is because I’m the rightful heir to the throne!” I said, pointing my hand to the crowd.
“I don’t care who they want! You have no proof that you are the lost princess!” The stewardess shouted back.
“Actually, I do. You do know about the royal birthmark, don’t you?” I asked.
“Yes, of course! What of it?” She asked, sticking her nose into the air.
I climbed up the wall and pulled my hair out of the way. “Look at my neck.” I told her, and when she did, her eyes grew wide again.
“This is ridiculous! It doesn’t mean anything! You could have just put a mark on your neck!” She yelled.
“You’ll have to do something far greater in order for me to believe you are the princess. Tell me what your name was when you born!” She demanded.
I froze. I hadn’t even known I was given a name when I was born! The only name I’d ever known was, Allie.
“Ah ha! I knew you weren’t the princess!” She yelled and walked away.
I slowly turned my head to the crowd. “Why wouldn’t Josh have told me my real name?” I wondered.
Corinne and Monica looked at me, their faces bewildered.
I came down and asked, “Corinne, do you remember my dad saying anything about my real name?”
“No, I don’t think he mentioned it.” She replied.
“I thought so.” I sighed.
“Well, maybe he doesn’t even know! Maybe your mother died before she had a chance to tell him!” Monica suggested.
“Yeah, that would make sense. My mom died shortly after I was born and my dad wasn’t home.” I said. Then I looked around for Adella. “I’m gonna see if Adella knows anything about my real name.” I said.
“Adella, do you know what name I was given when I was born?” I inquired.
“No, I’m afraid not. But perhaps you could check the library! There are many books in there about the kingdom’s history that I bet even the stewardess doesn’t know about.” Adella suggested with a smile.
“Oh, that’s perfect! Thank you so much!” I said and Corinne, Monica, and I headed for the library.
That concludes this part! Look for the GRAND FINALE coming next!! 😀
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 🙁
Elegant Lace~ A Photoshoot
The other day, I got an OG outfit and I knew that the doll to wear it first would have to be Samantha! A few of the pictures are edited, but most of them aren’t 🙂
Samantha looks so pretty in that lace coat!
I LOVE the headband that comes with this outfit!! I am a big headband girl 😀
She’s so CUTE!!
I think it rained the other day without me knowing it. I was very surprised to see wetness 😛
I really like this one 🙂
Isn’t the sky so beautiful?! I was so loving the clouds!! 😀
Well’p, that’s all for today! Look out for a post of my dolls decorating, coming soon! 🙂
Have your dolls decorated for Christmas? I’m running late this year. Five days until Christmas and I still haven’t decorated my bedroom! Last year I decorated before Thanksgiving! 😛
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! 😕
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!
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! 😀 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 😛
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 😉
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!
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! 😛
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 😉
Who is in your American Girl Doll family?