The Blue Sky Tag

Hey, guys! Kiki nominated me for The Blue Sky Tag. Thanks, pal. :)

Rules:

1) Thank the person who nominated you

2) Answer the 11 questions

3) Tag 11 new people

4) Give them 11 more questions to answer

Questions:

Who was the first doll that you got (doesn’t have to be AG)?

That would be Violet, a Madame Alexander doll. She’s pretty poor quality, and most of her hair has fallen out, so I pretend that she has cancer and is getting chemo.

I bought Violet because my mom didn’t want me to spend so much money on an American Girl doll. She saw the Madame Alexander dolls at Costco and encouraged me to get one of them instead. Once she saw how easily Violet fell apart, she helped me get my first AG, Tracy (#39).

What’s your favorite American Girl doll?

Felicity Merriman will always be my favorite. I’ve been searching for the Historical version of her on eBay for years with no luck.

If you could design anything for American Girl, what would it be?

I’d love to create a Girl of the Year. I don’t know what she would look like or be interested in, but it sounds like fun. :)

How did you learn about American Girl?

My aunt and uncle gave me the Kaya and (most of) the Felicity series as gifts. I found out about the dolls from promotional cards stuck in the books, and things went on from there. And that’s the story of how I’ve spent $2000+ and seven years of my life on these dolls. Thanks, family.

From Bodyguard photoshoot.

What’s your favorite AG pet?

Saige’s dog Rembrandt, probably because I would love to have a border collie.

What’s your favorite item AG sells?

Currently, I like Z’s Filming Accessories, Gold Glitter Boots, and Logan’s Performance Outfit (my dolls need a leather jacket).

 What 18 inch doll brand do you like to buy from?  

The only ones I’ve bought from are American Girl, Madame Alexander, and Our Generation. AG is the best quality, so definitely that one.

Who’s your favorite AGTuber?  

I don’t actually watch any AGTubers, although I used to watch basilmentos, rockstar13studios, Agpals, and one with “waffles” in the name that I can’t seem to find. But my favorite was always Chickenbuddies, specifically her video How To Do Math (with Jaymie). My brother and I still quote it to this day.

Who’s your favorite BeForever character?

Definitely Kaya. I’ve wanted her for years, she’s gorgeous, and her story is one of my favorites. But Josefina and Rebecca are runner-ups because of how pretty they are.

What’s your favorite thing to do with your dolls?

Photograph them. They’re good models because they never make faces while I’m trying to take their picture, unlike my friends. I also love blogging about them, of course.

What’s your favorite kind of doll-related post?

To make: photostories. Short stories are a good way to practice writing. And to read: anything from AG Doll Awesome. Sam could keyboard smash and I would still think it’s the greatest thing I’ve ever read. #ilysam


Nominees:

Tori and Bella @ agsparklesisters

Olive @ Hidden Hollow AG Crafts

Daisy @ Caught Playing

Honestly, I can’t think of eight more doll blogs that haven’t already done this. So I tag those three, plus anyone who asks to do it in the comments. You guys can just answer the same questions that I did.

Have a good day! :)

xo

Loren

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The AG Q&A Tag

Bella from Doll Habit nominated me for The AG Q&A tag. Thanks, dear.

(She actually tagged me a long time ago, but it looks fun, so I’m doing it anyway.)

Rules:

– Create your own AG Q&A Tag button. If you don’t know how, you can skip this step.
– Thank and give a link to the blog of the person that nominated you.
– Nominate 3-5 other AG doll bloggers.
– Come up with at least five questions for the dolls that you nominate. You can include your questions on your post, or send them to your nominees.
– Do not ask any personal or inappropriate questions.
– Have your doll that was nominated answer the questions given.
– List these rules on your blog post.
– Notify the people/dolls that you nominate and send them a link to your post.

 

Bella wanted Ivy to answer the questions. Here we go. :)

Which of your sisters do you get along with best, and why?

I get along best with Savannah. We have similar senses of humor and are always pushing each other to do our best. Plus, she likes being in front of the camera and will model for me if I ask.

Do you have any pets?

I do not, and I’m ok with that. I like playing with animals and photographing them, but actually taking care of one? No thanks.

What’s your favorite food?

Lo mein noodles. Seriously, have you tried those? I like making loud slurping noises when I eat them because it gets on Caroline’s nerves.

What is your favorite holiday?

Halloween is the best, of course. Creepy decorations, free candy, horror movies, costumes, and did I mention the free candy?

Last year, I dressed up as a ceiling fan. Yes, I’m aware that I’m a genius.

What is your favorite season?

Summer. Not because of all the free time and sunshine, but because I get to watch the gymnasts kick butt in the Summer Olympics.

I tag:

Samantha’s doll Magnolia

Julia’s doll Forest

Natalie’s doll Adi

I’m not very original, so you can just answer the same questions I did.


By the way, I’ve got something fun planned for Christmas! Make sure to visit my blog on the 25th for the special. :)

xo

Loren

Who Should GOTY 2017 Be? Tag

GOTY tag

Hey, guys! Geeky_Girl from The Dolls of Texas nominated me for a really fun tag that she invented:
the Who Should GOTY 2017 Be? Tag.

American Girl, if you’re reading this post, start working on my GOTY idea. Please?

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer the 10-15 questions given
  • Make 10 questions for the nominees to answer
  • Nominated 2-5 people

What is your GOTY’s name?

Lucina Rivera Ramirez.

How old is she?

13. I think it’s about time American Girl ventured outside of the eleven-year-old box they’re stuck in.

What are her hobbies?

Soccer, babysitting, performing magic tricks, and paintballing.

Where does she live?

Pennsylvania.

Does she have any siblings?

Three brothers: one older than her, two younger.

Friends?

Riley, the keeper on her all-girls soccer team. Matias, the boy who works at the concession stand at the soccer fields. Amara, a dramatic private schooler with a purple streak in her auburn hair (Lucina and Amara meet while paintballing).

Pets?

A box turtle. :)

What school does she go to?

Lucina and her siblings are homeschooled, though her older brother, Andrés, goes to public school.

Outfits in collection?

 Meet outfit: orange tank top, gray athletic shorts, a purple fabric headband, sneakers, and soccer ball earrings. Pajamas: old soccer jersey and soft pants. Casual: jean capris, a dark blue sweatshirt, white shirt with colorful geometric print, and a watch. She would also have a white and blue soccer uniform (complete with ball and water bottle),  a sequined black and white magic-show outfit (with top hat and bow tie), paint-splattered jeans and T-shirt for paintballing, and a lime green skater dress. And maybe she would have a Hershey Park T-shirt, since she lives in PA.

Random?

Well, I haven’t gotten to actually tell you what Lucina looks like yet, so I’ll do that. ;) She’s half Mexican, with skin the color of Josefina’s and black hair. Her hair would be a bit longer than Emily Bennett’s, and parted on the side. Lucina would have gray eyes — AG hasn’t made many dolls with eyes like that, and I think it would give her a unique look.

I hope you guys liked learning about my ideal GOTY!

I tag . . .

Anyone who likes Kanani!

Questions:

  • What is your GOTY’s name?
  • How old is she?
  • What does she look like?
  • What are her hobbies?
  • Where does she live?
  • Does she have any siblings?
  • Friends?
  • Pets?
  • What school does she go to?
  • Outfits in her collection?
  • Other?

If Lucina was a real doll, would you buy her?

-Loren

The Mustache Crown Award

The Mustache Crown Award

Hey, guys! Annecy from Dreams for American Dolls nominated me for an award that she created: The Mustache Crown Award.

Rules:

  • Whoever you nominate must post a hairstyle tutorial on their blog
  • You must ask at least 5 questions
  • You must keep the chain going, and if you are nominated, nominate someone else

For the hairstyle part of this award, I’m going to post a tutorial in a few days. :)

Questions:

How long have you been blogging?

Since March 2014.

What is your middle name(s)?

Can’t say. :/

Which of your dolls is your favorite?

I don’t really have a favorite, though Savannah, MJ, and Eve are some of the prettiest that I own.

How many followers do you have?

229, if you can believe it. Just one away from the great big number 230!

Is Batman your life?

My older brother’s life, to be sure, and his obsession has rubbed off on me a bit. ;)

How old are you?

I can’t say my exact age, but I’m a tween.

What state do you live in?

Again, can’t say.

What is your nickname(s)?

B, Baby (which I hate), and I was called Unicorn for awhile. :P

Do you love Ever After High? Of course you do. Silly me.

Not as much as American Girl, but I do like them — that’s why I have three.

What is your hair color?

I don’t know. Plain brown. Sort of bleh.

I nominate . . .

Anyone who owns Saige Copeland!

My questions are . . .

  • Favorite TV show?
  • Favorite hairstyle?
  • If American Girl made a homeschooled GOTY, would you buy her?
  • What’s your favorite sleepover activity?
  • Have you ever been to an American Girl store?

The questions are sort of unrelated to each other, I know; my mind was hopping around between friends and Netflix and American Girl. ;)

-Loren

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award (3)

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I’ve been nominated for this award for the FIFTH time! Wow! I have Our American Girl Dollhouse and Maddi from God’s Bright Light  to thank this time :)

Maddi’s questions:

What is your fave animal?

Cats, foxes, and horses.

Flip flops, sneakers, or boots?

Sneakers, all the way!

Fave season?

I love autumn and winter ♥

Fave holiday?

Christmas! Totally my favorite holiday. All the snow, lights, food, presents, and family . . . it’s perfect :)

Fave movie?

School of Rock or How to Train Your Dragon.

Fave song?

Um . . . Counting Stars by One Republic or Galaxies by Owl City.

Fave singer?

Adam Young!

Fave Disney Princess?

I’m gonna have to say Merida or Elsa.

Dresses, skirts, or pants?

Pants. I’ve never liked skirts or dresses and I hope I never will.

Fave store?

Barnes & Noble. ‘Nuff said. It makes my little fangirl heart all giddy.

Our American Girl Dollhouse’s questions:

 What do you enjoy most about blogging?

I really love meeting so many other girls who share the same hobbies as I do.

Who is your favorite AG blogger and AG Youtuber?

I can’t answer the first one (too many great bloggers!) but my favorite AG Youtubers are Girl of the Year Studios and WackyWafflez.
Who is your favorite American Girl doll that you don’t have?

Um . . . probably Sonali Matthews.

What would you change about American Girl?

That’s a no-brainer — I’d lower their prices.

BeForever/Historical or Modern AG dolls?

Modern.

 Your top five hobbies?

Reading, writing, blogging, photography, and soccer.

Do you make stopmotions? If not, would you like to?

I have tried more than once to make a stopmotion, and only succeed once in making a very short video. I’d love to be able to make  good stopmotions some day, but for now, I think I’ll just stick to blogging.

Do you plan on getting another doll? If so, which one?

Yeah, totally! The next doll I want to get is Maryellen Larkin.

 Who is your favorite GOTY and why?

Can’t . . . pick . . .
Which is better for furniture and accessories: Our Generation or American Girl?

Our Generation, I guess. Their prices are reasonable.

Thanks again, girls!

*******

Nominees, here are your questions:

What is your fave animal?

Flip flops, sneakers, or boots?

Fave season?

Fave holiday?

Fave movie?

Fave song?

Fave singer?

Fave Disney Princess?

Dresses, skirts, or pants?

Fave store?

*******

I nominate anyone who loves Netflix!

~Loren

P.S.

Give away sign

(Image belongs to abarefootgal.wordpress.com)

P.S. Megan is having a giveaway! If you win, she will create a button or sign-off for your blog. Enter here. The giveaway ends on November 1st.

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award (2)

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I was nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award for the second (and third!) time by Kayla and Maddie. Thanks, girls!

Um, before we get into this, can we think about the name of this award? Like, what does it even mean? OK, so we’ve got our sisterhood, but is it Sisterhood of the World or Sisterhood of the Bloggers? Or is it a sisterhood of bloggers from around the world? It just doesn’t make sense to me.

Moving on . . .

Rules:

-Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
-Put the award logo on your blog.
-Answer the ten questions sent to you.
-Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
-Nominate ten blogs.

Maddie’s questions:

Do you have any pets?

I have a fluffy cat named Boo :)

Favorite animal?

Cats, foxes, and horses. Maybe.

Favorite pie?

Key lime pie or my mom’s cherry.

Favorite cake and icing combinations?

Marbled cake with buttercream icing!

Best vacation?

Um . . . idk . . . Most of the vacations I’ve gone on have been to state parks, and they all really look the same. Although I did really enjoy this year’s state park vacation, because I got to go paddle boarding and hunting for shark teeth.

Dream job?

I want to be a writer! If that doesn’t work out, a travel photographer.

Favorite movie?

School of Rock or How to Train Your Dragon.

Favorite TV show?

Doctor Who and The Flash!

Favorite book series?

Percy Jackson :)

Favorite blogs?

Heh! I have a whole PAGE of awesome doll blogs here.

Kayla’s questions:

When did you start liking AG?

My aunt and uncle gave me Kaya books for Christmas and my birthday, and I found one of the “Send in for a FREE catalog!” papers stuck in the back of an American Girl book. So I sent it in and I became obsessed with the pretty dolls in the catalog. 

When did you start blogging?

March 27, 2014.

Do you have any OG dolls?

Nope.

What are your 8 favorite blogs?

Grr. I don’t know!

 Girl of the Year Nicki or Girl of the Year Kailey?

Nicki! I think she’s a lot prettier than Kailey.

Fave book?

“Fave book” — as in ONE book? Sorry, no can do. I’ll tell you my top forty-five favorites, if you’d like.

Country you want to visit?

Greece! I blame the Percy Jackson series for my sudden obsession with anything Greek.

What are you currently wearing?

My dad’s plaid gray newsboy cap, a long sleeved green Aero shirt, a gray sweatshirt around my waist, denim capris, and my zentangle Converse.

What time is it?

12:27.

What do you think about receiving this award from me?

Um . . . I think it was really nice of you to nominate me, and your questions were fun. :)

So! Nominees, here are your questions:

  • Country you want to visit?
  • What are you currently wearing?
  • What time is it?
  • Best vacation?
  • Dream job?
  • Favorite TV show?
  • Do you live in a state with mountains or a flat state?
  • Roughly how many blogs do you follow?
  • How many times have you moved in your life?
  • What’s your favorite post you’ve written for your blog?

Alrighty, then. I nominate anyone who loves autumn!

~Loren