Bri’s Back-to-School Documentary

Hey, guys, Bri here! School started for me recently, and I thought it would be cool if I documented my transition from summer (aka freedom) back to high school (aka prison). Let’s start with my last day of happiness.

~ The Last Day of Summer ~

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Sunglasses, cute outfits, warm weather — summer has it all.

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~ The First Day of School~

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I did not want to get out of bed that morning. At all.  Eventually I did, and got dressed, did my nails, and did my makeup.

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I had to trade in my summer essentials for my school ones . . .

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The dreaded place that is high school!

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My best friend took some pictures of my back-to-school outfit . . .

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. . . Just before I had a breakdown.

I could not go back to school! Months of monotonous classes and boring teachers and annoying peers? The very thought of it made me feel like crying.

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Who thinks I’ll get at least eight F’s this year? *raises hand*

Oh, yeah, Loren had her first soccer game of the season today! It was a tie, 2 – 2 (and a really tough game). Loren wants to say that it’s been way to long. And whether she’s talking about soccer or blogging, I don’t know.

-Bri

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Brisa and Alana ♥

Yes, more mers. What can I say? I really, really like mermaids. That’s pretty obvious, I guess, as my obsession has shone through as of late. ;)

Anyway, the pictures. Briar and Avery as their mermaid counterparts, Brisa and Alana. But mostly Brisa. (It’s the hair.)

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Flippy, floppy mermaid tail . . .

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I recently painted a small statue of a mermaid, and Brisa is making the same pose that she does. :)

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Aha! Finally, some pictures of Alana.

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Mermaid tails. :)

-Loren

P.S. 251 followers?! Wow, thank you guys so much! When I started this blog, I never dreamed that I’d get that many followers. You guys are amazing. ♥

The Mermaids of Murky Pond

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Molly McIntire marched down to the pond, muttering to herself. “‘Visit a freshwater lake or pond and identify four animals and plants living there. Take photos of the animals/plants and make a collage which you show to your family, leader, or unit.'”

She had memorized the requirements for American Heritage Girls’ Freshwater and Marine Biology badge. The one she was repeating to herself was the one she was hoping to accomplish that day.

The breeze carried a soft, mesmerizing melody to her ears. Molly rushed down to the pond and clamped her hand over her mouth. She had discovered the source of the music.

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In the shallows were two mermaids. One was lounging in the ankle-deep water, her grand sky-blue tail flopping lazily. The other was perched on a rock, running her fingers through her long, wavy, dark brown hair. The pink mermaid on the rock was the one singing.

An amazed, barely audible sound wheezed out of Molly’s mouth. Mermaids.

The mers’ heads snapped in Molly’s direction. The blue one darted behind some aquatic plants, while the pink one cowered behind a boulder.

“I won’t hurt you! Please come back out!” Molly begged desperately. In the past, she’d met sprites, but never mermaids.

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Slowly, the pink mermaid poked her head above the boulder. She seemed to think that Molly wasn’t a threat, because she said, “I’m Brisa. Who are you, human?”

“Molly McIntire,” she gasped, overjoyed.

Brisa waved at her blue friend, urging her to emerge from behind the pond plant. “Hello, Molly. What brings you to Murky Pond?”

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Molly sat on the rocks next to the mermaids. She could scarcely believe that there were mermaids in the pond — but the fact that they wanted to talk to her was almost too much. She stammered, “I’m, um . . . working on a badge for my s-scouting troop. Freshwater and Marine Biology. I need to take pictures of . . . four animals or plants in a pond.”

“Oh, we can help with that!” chirped the blue one. “I’m Alana, by the way. Brisa, we can help her out, can’t we?”

Brisa nodded. Then she dove into the pond without another word.

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“Oh, no!” Molly cried, peering into the muddy water. “Alana, where did she go?”

“Don’t get your tail in a tizzy. She swims off all the time,” Alana explained.

They waited for her to return, occasionally catching a glimpse of Brisa’s watermelon-pink tail streaking across the pond.

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A minute later, Brisa popped out of the water. Her pink-streaked hair lay flat against her head, water dripping from the ends. She pointed to the far end of the pond. “Quick, Molly!” she exclaimed. “I stirred up the fish. They’re near the surface. You can get a picture!”

Molly pulled the camera out of her AHG vest’s inside pocket. She scampered over to the fish, who were gulping air bubbles on the surface, and took a picture. She glanced down at her camera screen to view the photograph:

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“Perfect, thank you!” Molly beamed. “Now I only need three more pictures.”

“Frog!” Alana squealed, flopping through the shallows after the amphibian. “Don’t you worry,” she panted, “I’ll catch ‘im . . .”

Brisa caught a floating, flower-like plant with the tip of her tail and pushed it toward Molly. “How about this?”

Molly took a picture, just as Alana held a slimy mud-brown frog triumphantly above her head. She photographed that, too, a moment before it squirmed out of Alana’s grasp.

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“Just one more picture! What else is there to photograph in this pond?” Molly asked.

The girl and the mermaids sat in silence, thinking. Three minutes had passed before Alana edged over to Brisa and whispered something to her. A shocked expression flashed over her face, but Alana stared at her pleadingly. Reluctantly, Brisa sighed and nodded.

Alana faced Molly and suggested hesitantly, “How about us?”

Molly’s jaw dropped. “You?” she spluttered. “But — but what if someone finds out that you live in my pond? What if they come and take you away? What if –“

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“It’s OK!” Alana urged. “We want to help you. If anyone finds out that we’re here, run to tell us and we’ll move on. Somehow,” she said with a small smile.

Molly took a deep breath. “Thank you so much,” she gushed. “Thank you, thank you!”

Brisa and Alana posed, and the camera clicked.

Molly thanked them again, waved, and headed back to the house. She looked at the picture on the camera’s screen and smiled.

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-Loren

Basically Just Tiny, Fluffy Pets ~ a Photoshoot

My titles are very poetic.

I’ve been wanting to do a photoshoot of C. A. Cupid for awhile (apparently, she’s never gotten one), but I wanted there to be some props. I thought about it for a bit and decided on Littlest Pet Shops. I have more LPS than the ones featured in this post (see all of them HERE), but these were the only ones I wanted to include. ;)

Enjoy!

Ever After High doll C.A. Cupid

Littlest Pet Shops

Littlest Pet Shops

Ever After High doll C.A. Cupid

Littlest Pet Shop deer

Littlest Pet Shops babies

Ugh, they’re so cute. ♥

Ever After High doll C.A. Cupid

Ever After High doll C.A. Cupid

I’m pretty sure this kitten’s name is Fluffy . . . super original name!

Ever After High doll C.A. Cupid

Ever After High doll C.A. Cupid

Ever After High doll C.A. Cupid

These bunnies are fabulous.

Ever After High doll C.A. Cupid

Ever After High doll C.A. Cupid

Ever After High doll C.A. Cupid

Ever After High doll C.A. Cupid

“Aw, it’s a wittle baby bunny wabbit!”

Ever After High doll C.A. Cupid

Ever After High doll C.A. Cupid

Ever After High doll C.A. Cupid

Ever After High doll C.A. Cupid

Littlest Pet Shop baby sheepdog

Don’t drop her, Cupid, do-o-o-n’t drop her . . .

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Littlest Pet Shops

Who wouldn’t want to be covered in a pile of pets? (People with allergies — duh, Loren.)

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-Loren

A Wish ~ an EAH PS

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Ever After High doll Ashlynn Ella | Happy House of AG

Hey! Sorry — I know I’ve been bombarding you guys with photoshoots recently. I try to keep my blog well-rounded, but it’s been slipping into the one-kind-of-post-only zone. :/ I’m going to fix that, though! I’m going to take pictures for the next part of Serpents soon, so expect to see that.

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed my photos of Avery (renamed EAH Mirror Beach Ashlynn Ella). I took them during Golden Hour, so there was really nice lighting. Aren’t dandelion puffs beautiful? My dad doesn’t like them, though — “Yucky weeds ruining my lawn” and all that. ;) But I think they’re really pretty.

-Loren

Shout Out Your Doll Site — With the Macarena

Today, dear readers, we shall be taking part in something called a shout out.

Sounds fun, right? But first — first! — here are some pictures of Briar Beauty doing the macarena. Because why not?

Good job, Bri. Your dancing skills . . . they just . . .. they blew me away. *wipes tears*

Onto the aforementioned shout out!

Leave a comment with your blog’s name and URL and I’ll add your blog to this post. Please only leave links to DOLL BLOGS. Ready? Go!

Sites added so far:

Kendra’s blog, AG Street

American Girl Doll Artist and Catlover02’s blog, Small Dolls in a Big World

Bella’s blog, A Doll’s Life

Christian Homeschooler’s blog, Treasured Friendships With a Flair

Lizzy’s blog, Journal of Two Dolls

Rutvi’s blog, Buzz About AG

Ellie’s blog, The Dolls of 221B

Magda’s blog, Forever Dolls

The Girl Upstairs’s blog, Our American Girl Dollhouse

The Girl Upstairs’s blog, The Girl Upstairs

C.’s blog, Toy Chest Adventures

Jaclynn’s blog, Little House of American Girl

Nicole’s blog, Dolls With a Passion

Clara’ blog, Clara’s Craft Corner

Kayla’s blog, In Dollywood

Mya’s blog, AG Lane

Jenni’s blog, In My Own Little World

Anna’s blog, Daydreaming Dolls

Lexie’s blog, Dolltastically Fun

Geeky_Girl’s blog, The Dolls of Texas

Madison’s blog, Delightful World of Dolls

Hannah’s blog, AG Doll Dreamer

Rebekah’s blog, American Girl Guide

Emma’s blog, Wack-a-Doodle-Dolls

Devin’s blog, Awesome AG Club

Kathleen’s blog, Dolls and Dance

Keira’s blog, The Jellybean Dollies

Paige’s blog, My Fun-Sized Life

AGTeen’s blog, American Girl Doll Teen

AnonymousA’s blog, Happy Days With AnonymousA

American Girl Doll Crafter’s blog, Doll Days

Mia’s blog, Awesome AG

Eliza’s blog, Payton Street Dolls

-Loren