Thanks for all the questions on my 121 Followers Q & A post, guys!
Let’s get started! (Prepare for an extremely long post.)
1. Who was your first doll?
Tracy René :)
2. Do you think you’ll ever outgrow your dolls?
I don’t want to say this, but, probably, yes. There are times that I’m super into dolls, and then times where they wear the same clothes for months and I pay them zero attention.
3. What are you wearing right now?
My Everest VBS T-shirt and denim shorts. (It’s a different day now so I’m actually wearing my co-op musical T-shirt and the same shorts.)
When did you start blogging?
March 27, 2014.
Do you think you’ll ever quit dolls?
Same answer I gave to Clara.
Will you ever be satisfied with the number of dolls you have? ;)
How many times have you been to the AG store?
Three times, I believe.
What is your favorite color?
I like lime green, black, and any shade of blue.
What is your favorite doll that you own?
I’m only going to say this once. *covers all the dolls’ ears. Wow I must be a mutated octopus to do that* Savannah.
What is your favorite doll that you don’t own?
Um. Well. Like a billion dolls. But I really like Truly Me #24.
What doll brands, other than AG, do you like?
Ever After High and H4H.
What is your favorite photoshoot you have done?
Well, um, I’m going to say my favorite PS for each doll.
Tracy: Storm Maiden
Saige: I’ve done about a gazillion photoshoots of her for OOTW and other stuff so I can’t really choose.
Molly: Sugar Plum Fairy
Isabelle: I can’t choose xD
Ivy: Asian Flowers
Savannah: Frost Flower
MJ: All of them!
What is your favorite photo story (or photo story series) you have done?
I’m particularly fond of Mini Monsters in the Attic :)
What is your favorite post you have ever done?
Have you written more of Guardian Angels (aka I WANT TO READ IT!!!!!)
Yes, a couple more pages, calm down, Kathleen. *pats you on the head*
What is your favorite writing blog?
Um . . . I’m not sure . . . I don’t read writing blogs as much as I probably should.
What are you favorite books/authors?
You shouldn’t have asked that. Percy Jackson series, all the books by Liz Kessler, all the books by Rebecca Stead, The 39 Clues series, the Secret series, The Hunger Games, the How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell, tons of other books that I can’t remember . . .
Other than AG and writing, what are your favorite things?
Pizza, soccer, cats, my best friends, photography, Netflix, Doctor Who, books . . .
Which bloggers do you know in real life?
I know four bloggers, but I’m not allowed to say which ones.
What is the biggest AG store you have been to?
I’ve only ever been to the D.C. one, so . . . that one?
What doll do you want next?
Truly Me #24.
Do you like Maryellen?
What do you want GOTY 2016 to look like and what would her hobby be?
Well . . . *taps fingers together evilly* She would love hunting! And then American Girl could sell doll sized rifles and bows and tree stands and deer carcasses . . . Maybe not the carcass part (What about deer jerky from a deer she shot?), but you get the idea. She would have wavy black hair, brown eyes and freckles. And there would be no pink in her collection! She’d probably come in a camo jacket, plain jeans and hiking boots, and a beanie.
What is your favorite GOTY that you own?
Probably a tie between Saige and MJ (Sorry, Izzy).
Do you play any instruments?
I used to play the flute, and I would like to play guitar and piano.
On average, do you know how many books you read each summer?
Do you like to watch sports?
I probably would, but, although my family has a big fancy flat-screen TV, we only have Netflix :(
If you had to move and could only pack ONE doll, who would it be?
Please don’t make me choose.
If you could only buy TWO more dolls, which ones would you pick?
What’s your favorite band?
Favorite animal? (real or fake)
Um, let’s see . . . I like cats, foxes, unicorns and dragons.
What is your favorite book?
*hyperventilating* Can’t choose.
What camera do you take pictures with?
I use my mom’s camera, a Nikon SLR D3100.
Counting Stars by One Republic.
Would you rather doodle or draw realistically?
Doodle, because drawing is not my strong point. I usually draw tiny pictures of characters in stories I’m writing.
Swimming or soccer?
Labradors or Schnauzers? (XP)
Ew, ew, ew, not Schnauzers. My grandma has mini Schnauzers and they are unpleasant little things (no offense to anyone that likes Schnauzers — we all have different opinions). I’d totally go with Labradors.
The Grace doll or the Mia doll?
Probably Grace, although I do love Mia.
Which GOTY would you like to own?
Oh wow, there are so many . . . but the two that I’d really like are Jess and Kanani.
How many people have you helped to start a blog?
Which of your dolls has the most unique personality?
Either MJ or Ivy.
Why did you choose these dolls for your collection, was there something special about them, who spoke to you the most?
I bought Tracy because my brother thought she was the My AG that looked most like me :) Caroline’s gorgeous eyes really called to me, and my parents loved her too. Saige was just sooo pretty, and she looked like my mom. Molly and Emily were retiring, and sweet little British Em caught my eye. Isabelle was first doll with hazel eyes, and I didn’t think I had enough blondes in the family, LOL. When I heard that American Girl was retiring the best friend dolls, I was going to buy either Ruthie or Cecile, but they sold out before I could get them, so I bought Ivy instead. I’d been wanting Savannah for awhile before I finally got her. Her hair and freckles always looked so cute in pictures! I also wanted to get the My American Girl meet outfit before AG changed it. And MJ is just so pretty, I didn’t have to think twice about buying her :)
3. How did you find out about American Girl?
My aunt and uncle sent me American Girl books, and there was a “send this in for a free catalog” thingy in the back of the books. So one day I sent the ecobob in, and my brain was filled with dolls.
4. What would you say to someone who wants an AG doll but sadly doesn’t have any? (Example: without an AG doll how are you living!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Very involved answer that has to do with Tracy coming right up . . .
My mom didn’t want me to get an American Girl doll because she thought they were too expensive and didn’t think they were better quality than Target dolls. I really wanted one, though, so for my birthday, my parents gave my fifty dollars to buy Tracy with. When my beautiful doll arrived, Mom was very impressed by how well made they were, and proceeded to buy Caroline for me at Christmas.
I’m not actually sure what that had to do with the question. Anyway, moving on . . .
Wait! I remember now. You could tell your parents that American Girl dolls are really good quality and show them reviews of the doll you want. For your birthday or Christmas, they might give you money to buy a doll with.
Pick one doll. Where does that doll want to visit?
Saige. *thinking thinking thinking* She wants to go to New York City so she and Isabelle can “shop till they drop.”
How old were you when you started collecting dolls?
I don’t know. I had been collecting dolls for a long time before Tracy came along.
Will you ever do any more giveaways?
Erm . . . probably. I was working on a giveaway but for some reason it didn’t get finished.
Do you have, or do you want a YouTube?
I don’t have a Youtube, although I had been thinking about getting one. But then I decided that stopmotion is too hard.
Do you have an Etsy?
If you could only buy one more big accessory (like a bed, or Samantha’s Ice Cream Parlor), what would it be?
Samantha’s Garden Gazebo.
Who is your dream doll?
A doll with brown eyes and crazy light blue hair :)
Which doll that you have looks most like you?
Which TM doll looks most like you?
#39. But if you put Molly’s eyes on #57, she would look like me.
Which one of your dolls (if you had to pick one of your dolls) would be your first choice to recommend to someone?
Do you have any exotic pets? (bird, fish, turtle, etc)
We have some fish and we used to have fire-bellied toads.
Do you sew for your dolls?
If so, what was the first thing you sewed for them?
The first big thing I sewed for them was the outfit in this post.
If you were to have a doll with wild colored hair (pink, blue, etc.) what color hair would it be?
How many siblings do you have?
I have one older brother.
Which do you prefer: GOTY or HC (BeForever)?
BeForever, because the dolls always have such beautiful outfits.
Why did you start blogging?
Because I like dolls, writing, and photography!
What do you do if you see a bee while you’re taking pictures and have you ever been stung by taking pictures?(Sorry… melissophobia. xD)
Bees don’t scare me, and I’ve never been stung by one. But I have been stung by hornets three times!
What camera do you use?
A Nikon SLR D3100.
What advice would you give to starting bloggers?
Good grammar. Grammar is important. And try to mix up what kind of posts you do. So if you really like doing photoshoots, maybe put a review in there sometime. Also, sometimes when you start blogging, you’ll have tons of ideas for posts and want to post more than one thing a day. But being bombarded by posts can get annoying to the reader.
How do you come up with ideas for your photostories?
I pick a main character, select one of their hobbies, and then put a twist in there! Take my Gymnast’s Honor post for example. Ivy is doing gymnastics, her hobby, when there is quite literally a twist!
Do you have a dollhouse? And if so where is it and how much do you have in it/use it?
I do have a dollhouse, and it is in my basement. It’s stuffed (except for the bottom floor) and most of the pictures for my photostories are taken there.
What doll do you plan to get next?
Either Truly Me #24 or #37.
2. How many AG pets do you have?
Four: Chocolate Chip, Coconut, Rembrandt, and a Siamese cat.
3. Do you sew things for your dolls?
4. What is your favorite doll blog?
There are so many amazing ones out there. I can’t choose!
What is your favorite TV show?
What is your favorite book series?
Do you like to look back at your own old posts?
Yes, it’s a lot of fun!
Key lime pie.
How many pets do you have?
Who is your favorite doll?
Who is your favorite doll?
What doll do you want next?
Probably Truly Me #24.
Do you sew doll clothing?
What is your favorite outfit to put Savannah in?
Oh, that’s a hard question . . . Well, Savannah looks really good in the Our Generation Jumping for Joy outfit! And this outfit. And . . . let’s just say that she looks good in practically anything!
Favorite doll outfit you own?
Um . . . Maybe the Striped Hoodie Outfit? The Sunny Isle Outfit? idk.
Next doll on your wish list?
Favorite photoshoot you ever did?
Do you play any sports?
Do you have any pets?
Two cats, Emily and Boo ♥
Which AGP is closest to you?
The one in D.C.
Favorite song right now?
Counting Stars by One Republic. It’s been my favorite song for like a year xD
What is your favorite place to travel?
I like going to the mountains.
Your favorite book?
We’ve discussed this . . . I am physically incapable of choosing a favorite book.
Your favorite movie?
Um . . . I don’t know. Movies don’t really stick with me.
Your favorite doll if you can choose?
Kathleen knows . . .
If you could design your own AG doll with a story what would she look like? What would her story be about?
She would love hunting! And then American Girl could sell doll sized rifles and bows and tree stands and deer carcasses . . . Maybe not the carcass part (What about deer jerky from a deer she shot?), but you get the idea. She would have wavy black hair, brown eyes and freckles. And there would be no pink in her collection! She’d probably come in a camo jacket, plain jeans and hiking boots, and a beanie.
I don’t know what her story would be about. Annoying people scaring away her prey, maybe. But I know for a fact that it wouldn’t be about things like not fitting in at school. Oh, oh, what if she was homeschooled?
What camera do you use?
A Nikon SLR D3100.
That’s all the questions! I must say that my Q & A experience was fun but also hard . . . apparently I don’t know myself as I well as I thought I did . . .
Well. Now you know me better than you probably wanted to.
P.S. This post was has 2339 words!