So it’s been awhile . . . sorry about that. Between working at a Boy Scout camp, getting ready for school, and band camp, I’ve had no time to work on my blog this summer. And since school started for me two weeks ago, I’m not going to have much time now, either. I’m going to public school this year, and as if that didn’t take up enough time already, I stay after school everyday until about 6:20 for marching band.
My personal blog is where my focus is right now, so when I do have free time, that’s what I’ll be working on. But I still adore my dolls and this site, so I’ll try my best to show it some love when I get the chance. Hopefully I’ll be able to start being more active in late November, because that’s when marching season ends, and I’ll get to leave school at a normal time.
I hope you guys understand. I’m really trying, but I just don’t have enough time to get everything done right now.
I redid my dolls’ profiles for the first time in almost four years!
A few things changed: I deleted some useless information, so they look somewhat neater now. Most of them have new profile pictures, too, and if I’ve done a review of a doll, I linked to it. A few of them have slightly different personalities, but I didn’t suddenly make Saige a sweetheart or anything drastic like that.
I also added profiles for my Ever After High, Hearts4Hearts, Madame Alexander, and mini dolls, although they aren’t very in-depth. You’ll have to visit The Dolls page to read them.
Now that I have a better understanding of who my dolls are, it might be easier to make photostories. Who knows. ;)
This is a cause for celebration, since it took me over a year to quit procrastinating and update the profiles. So I created a short quiz that tells you which of my dolls you’re most like. Take it and tell me the results in the comments!
Which Doll are You? Quiz
Scroll down to find your results!
Mostly A’s: Saige
I bought Saige with my own money. She’s my third AG doll.
Name: Saige Courtney Copeland Nickname: Saigie Age: 13 Birthday: March 22 Date received: March 22, 2013 Doll: Saige Copeland, GOTY 2013 Hobbies: art, fashion, horseback riding Personality: melodramatic, leader, ambitious, confident, extravagant Best friend: Isabelle Dream job: model
Pet(s): Rembrandt (dog) and Alaska (horse) Favorite animal: horse Favorite color: red and navy blue
Mostly B’s: Isabelle
I bought Isabelle, my sixth doll, at the D.C. AG Place for my birthday.
Name: Isabelle Rose Palmer Nickname: Izzy Age: 13 Birthday: May 2 Date received: March 15, 2014 Doll: Isabelle Palmer, GOTY 2014 Hobbies: dancing, fashion, shopping Personality: sweet, fun-loving, generous, naive, romantic Best friend: Saige
Dream job: dancer Pet(s): Coconut (dog) Favorite animal: swan Favorite color: blush and gold
My parents helped me buy Molly and Emily just before their retirement. I bought one doll, they bought the other. She’s my fourth doll.
Name: Molly Kristina McIntire Nickname: Molls Age: 12 Birthday: April 22 Date received: sometime in October 2013 Doll: Molly McIntire, retired Historical Hobbies: gymnastics, make-believe games, animals, hiking Personality: smart, optimistic, curious, polite, sincere Best friend: Emily
Dream job: veterinarian Pet(s): Boo (dog) Favorite animal: all animals Favorite color: lavender
Mostly D’s: Tracy
Tracy is the first American Girl doll I ever got. I bought her in 2012 for my birthday.
Name: Tracy René Nickname: Trace Age: 15 Birthday: February 28 Date received: February 28, 2012 Doll: JLY #39 Hobbies: soccer, video games, skateboarding Personality: tomboy, sporty, lazy, dependable, impulsive Best friend: MJ Dream job: she has no life goals Pet(s): Chocolate Chip (dog) Favorite animal: hawk Favorite color: lime green
Mostly E’s: Ivy
I bought Ivy (doll #7) when American Girl retired the Best Friend line.
Name: Ivy Jade Ling Nickname: N/A Age: 14 Birthday: February 28 Date received: June 30, 2014 Doll: Ivy Ling, retired Best Friend of Julie Albright Hobbies: photography, gymnastics, reading Personality: daredevil, logical, quick-tempered, opinionated
Best friend: Savannah
Dream job: Olympic gymnast Pet(s): N/A Favorite animal: squid Favorite color: amethyst and topaz
I was given Savannah (doll #8) for Christmas in 2014.
Name: Savannah Juliet Kingsley Nickname: Ana Age: 13 Birthday: January 19 Date received: December 25, 2014 Doll: MAG #55 Hobbies: acting, singing, swimming Personality: sarcastic, fearless, imaginative, protective
Best friend: Ivy
Dream job: actress on Broadway Pet(s): N/A Favorite animal: narwhal Favorite color: silver
C’s and D’s: Parker
I bought Parker when I went to the D.C. AG Place for Gabriela McBride’s debut. She’s my thirteenth doll.
Name: Parker Jamia Miracle Nickname: N/A Age: 15 Birthday: November 2 Date received: January 1, 2017 Doll: TM #40 Hobbies: writing, listening to music, surfing the internet Personality: apathetic, relaxed, irresponsible Best friend: Eve
Dream job: ghost hunter Pet(s): laptop. She takes very good care of it. Favorite animal: centaur Favorite color: vanilla
My parents helped me buy Molly and Emily just before their retirement. I bought one doll, they bought the other. She’s my fifth doll.
Name: Emily Natalia Bennett Nickname: Em Age: 12 Birthday: September 29 Date received: sometime in October 2013 Doll: Emily Bennett, retired Best Friend of Molly McIntire Hobbies: running, reading, hanging out with friends Personality: loyal, honest, forgetful, stubborn Best friend: Molly Dream job: English/P.E. teacher Pet(s): Leo (dog) Favorite animal: lizards Favorite color: blue
D’s and E’s: Elise
I bought Elise (doll #12) with my own money.
Name: Elise Penelope Larkin Nickname: Ellie Age: 11 Birthday: June 7 Date received: February 29, 2016 Doll: Maryellen Larkin, Historical Hobbies: science, playing outside, make-believe games Personality: bubbly, optimistic, friendly, curious, inventive Best friend: Molly
Dream job: astronaut Pet(s): N/A Favorite animal: bugs Favorite color: sky blue
We’re going to be leaving soon and expect to arrive around twelve. I just thought I’d update you guys on what’s happening.
Hmm . . . where to start?
Nevaeh is the lucky doll that gets to come with me. I don’t believe she’s ever been to the store before.
I’m going with my dad, a muscular bald dude with a beard. He might look a bit scary, but he teaches Sunday School to second graders, and he’s really nice. If anyone sees us at the store, don’t be afraid to approach us, please!
It’s probably a good idea to post a picture of what I’m wearing, so here you go. ☺
I’ll be updating this post as the day goes along. I hope to see some of you there!
I know I disappeared for a few days, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, I have been trying to be a consistent blogger. I’ve had a busy couple of days, and I haven’t found the time to make a post. But . . .
Camp Dolliwatha starts on Monday!
I’m very excited for Happy House of AG’s first-ever craft camp, and I hope you guys are, too. I’ve been working on my crafts today, when I wasn’t doing my failed math test or reading the 24-page Crew Leader’s Guide for my church’s Vacation Bible School.
And my mom and I have been working on the logo for Camp Dolliwatha (*cough* dream catcher *cough), and I think it’s going to be very pretty.
Hmm . . . what was the point of this post? I guess I just wanted to remind you when Camp is starting, and to get you all excited!
Just so you know, I’m a very smart person. You can tell because I decided to start taking pictures for my crafts two days before Camp Dolliwatha starts. I’m a procrastinator.
Be excited, dear friends! I’m doing this camp for you. ♥
Hey, guys! I needed to make another post about my upcoming doll camp. As I didn’t want it to be entirely picture-less, I added some pictures that I took in June 2015.
Alright. Let’s get down to business. (I sang that in my head. Curse you, Mulan!) As I’m sure you know, I’m teaming up with six other bloggers to bring you a seven week-long, craft-filled doll camp. Those bloggers are Josie, Marissa, Clara, Anna, Grace, and Rutvi.
Each blogger needs to pick a theme to base their crafts around (mine is Summer Days — general summer-y things). Josie and Rutvi, you guys still need to choose themes! ;)
I’ve been calling this project “doll camp” for awhile, but that’s not it’s official name. Currently, I think it’s going to be called Camp Dolliwatha, after the real-life Camp Hiawatha. Bella from My Doll Days suggested this name — thanks!
My artistic mom agreed to design a logo for the camp, which should be cool. :)
Camp Dolliwatha starts on July 18th, which will be upon us faster than we know. To everyone that’s helping me with this camp: I’d suggest preparing your posts in advance, so you aren’t rushing around trying to pull posts together during your week.
I’m curious . . . how many of you are planning to participate in Camp Dolliwatha?
I’m pleased to say that I already have enough hosts to make this doll camp happen. To everyone who wanted to host but didn’t get a spot: I’m really sorry. I would have loved for all of you to help, but there were only so many spots. If this camp is a success, I’ll do it again next year — maybe you can get a spot next time. :)
If anyone has to back out, please notify me before camp starts, so I have time to find someone to replace you. And if “Theme Pending” is beside you name, you still need to pick a theme for your week. You have until later this summer, so take all the time you need. If you can’t think you one, I’d be happy to brainstorm with you in the comments.
Hosts: please make at least two craft posts during your week. Then you can post whatever theme-related things you’d like. And remember how in my original post, I said that campers could send you images of their crafts to post on your blog on Saturday? Well, I’d like the campers to send their pictures to me instead (so the hosts don’t have to give out their emails). If the hosts could tell the campers to email their images to firstname.lastname@example.org, that would be great.
Not to mention, this doll camp needs a name! Suggestions are welcome. :)