What is She Doing?! #10 — Winners

Yay, I’m posting this on the right day.

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In no particular order, here are the winning captions . . .

Clara’s:

All of the dolls except Emily: WOOOOO-HOOOOO!!!!!!! AMERICA! OH YEAH!
Emily: *comes outside* Er, Molly, dear? Please explain? I do believe you all have finally lost it. I should have seen this coming.
Molly: *reluctantly puts down flag* We’re celebrating because America won the Revolutionary War!
Emily: Ah, I see. Well, I guess I need to put underwear on my head and dance, as well? Even though the British lost?
Molly: If you like. You can celebrate because chocolate was invented. That’s revolutionary too, right?
Emily: YES. YES IT IS. CHOCOLATE FOREVER!!! DOES ANYONE HAVE SOME EXTRA UNDERWEAR?

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Megan’s:

*everybody dancing around the flag*
Tracy: TEA! WHERE’S THE TEA?
Emily: Umm, I think it’s in the kitchen. I’ll go get you some!
*the other dolls hurrah and continue to do their dance*
Emily: Here it is! *hands Tracy a packet of tea*
Saige: COME ON! DOWN WITH THE BRITISH (no, not you Emily) AND UP WITH AMERICA!
*they charge towards the pond and dump the tea bag in*
Molly: Guys! You’re gonna kill the fish!
Ivy: Are they British fish?
Tracy: YES.
Izzy: THEN THEY DESERVE TO DIE.
Caroline: Umm, no. They don’t. Everyone back to the flags. *picks tea bag out of the pond*
Emily: What on earth was that about, guys?
Molly: Don’t worry, we’re just being crazy Americans. (to everyone else) A one and a two, and a one, two, THREE!
All the dolls (excepting Emily): ♪♫Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light… ♪♫
Emily: I’m glad I’m a Brit if this is what Independence day does to Americans.

Thanks for entering, everyone!

-Loren

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What is She Doing?! #10 — Fourth of July Edition

Happy Fourth of July! I hope you all had goods ones. It rained here, but it’s OK — my family wasn’t planning anything.

Anyway, for my Fourth of July post, I’m doing a patriotic What is She Doing?! Here is the photo:

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This is the picture you’re going to caption. Everyone is in red, white, and blue, and they seem to be circling two American flags. Emily, the only Brit in my doll family, is off to the side. Beyond that, I have no clue what they are doing.

If you don’t know how to play “What is She Doing?!,” here are the rules:

Leave a comment with one or two captions for this photo.

On July 11th, I’ll announce the winner.

There is no prize, this is just for fun. And my amusement.

Caption away!

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I took some pictures of the dolls’ procession. :)

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Yep, Tracy has underwear on her head — again.

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Savannah! Do you like her blue hair?

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You can see how to make Nevaeh’s hair clip HERE.

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‘MERICA! ‘MERICA!

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Everyone had to have Fourth of July portraits in front of the flags, of course.

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Tracy, please take the underwear off your head.

Fine. It was dirty, anyway.

Ugh!

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Much better, thanks.

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Isabelle, dear, do you think you could put down the pompoms?

But, Mom, they’re so patriotic and cute!

I see, but they’re a little distracting, Izzy . . .

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Emily got her picture taken, too, though she was confused and a bit disgruntled.

Don’t forget to leave captions for What is She Doing?!

-Loren

Life at Camp ~ Fourth of July Parade

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I waited for the Fourth of July Parade to start, fiddling nervously with my American Heritage Girls vest. As Miss American Girl (I’d been voted that for being most patriotic), I was going to lead the parade. And I was shaking in my shiny black Mary Jane’s just thinking about it.

Be like Emily, I told myself. She’d love to lead a parade!

But I couldn’t convince myself to be like Emily, and I couldn’t convince myself that nothing bad would happen.

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Saige, who was putting her horse, Hermosa Luna’s, bridle on, called me over. “Molly!”

“Yes, Saige?”

“I can tell that you’re, like, totally nervous, ’cause you’re leading the parade. Well, I led a parade, too, once, back in New Mexico,” she told me. She lowered her voice. “I was super scared that I would mess up. I was riding Picasso — Mimi’s horse, remember? — and I was supposed to do this scarf trick. And you know what? I did it! And nothing bad happened. Molly, everything will be OK.” Saige smiled reassuringly at me.

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I took a deep breath and tightened my grip on the flagpole. “Thanks, Saige. And good luck!”

She ran a brush through her horse’s already perfect mane. “I’ll need it!” she replied. “Luna’s never been in a parade before.” Saige tossed the brush aside and swung into Hermosa Luna’s saddle.

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I took my place at the front of the procession and the parade began.

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Kids gasped in delight when Saige and Hermosa Luna pranced by. They were a great team, the confident cowgirl astride her dazzling white horse.

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The parade started in the old section of town where MJ, on the last float, played her violin (which she was calling her fiddle) and sang The Star Spangled Banner and other patriotic songs.

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I didn’t really know why Emily was up on a float at a Fourth of July parade — she wasn’t even American!

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We reached downtown, the halfway point. I stood straighter and smiled brighter. I hadn’t dropped the flag or done anything else that would ruin the parade!

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MJ put her fiddle away and let loose a very energetic version of Katy Perry’s Firework.

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Back at camp, an American flag had been set up as a backdrop at the photobooth.

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~Molly~

P.S. MJ’s birthday was July 3rd.

Randomness

Hi!

I’ve had a bunch of pictures floating around on my mom’s computer, and I just wanted to do something with them, so here they are!

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Saige’s Christmas picture from 2013.

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Molly’s

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Caroline’s

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Emily’s

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Tracy’s (The thing wrapped around her arm is supposed to be a cast; she broke her arm.)

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Doll-sized Christmas cookies and milk for Santa! ;)

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Saige posing with some fake flowers at my church.

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Caroline as Elsa!

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A picture from an unfinished follow-up to *this* Camp Doll Diaries photostory.

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Emily! <3

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Emily trying to get Chocolate Chip down from a tree :D

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My mom gave me a tiny doll-sized snowman-building thingy! Caroline decided to build it. All the pieces it came with are spread out on the table.

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Two body parts and the arms, done!

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This is when she gave up. The nose and buttons/eyes wouldn’t stick :P

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Ivy’s Fourth of July outfit.

Here are a few of my favorites from a photoshoot of Jillian (Hearts 4 Hearts Dell):

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Here’s a picture of Caroline I really like :)

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I played around with it on Picasa a bit.

B&W.

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Focal B&W.

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Soft focus.

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And now, to wrap this post up, a mini-photoshoot of Caroline!

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~Loren

Make a Patriotic Feather Hair-Clip!

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Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Today I’m going to show you how to make a really cute and easy patriotic hair-clip! This is a really quick craft. I don’t know why I made it a feather, maybe I was thinking of Native Americans.

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You are going to need:

Red, white and blue Fun Foam

A pencil

Scissors

A bobby pin

A hot glue gun

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Draw a feather shape on each of the foam pieces. Making them different lengths gives the hair-clip a really cool effect.

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Cut the pieces out, and pick an end to be the top. This end will be glued to the bobby pin. Then cut slits in the feather, angled to the top.

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Then, heat up the hot-glue gun and arrange the feathers the way you want the feathers on the clip. I want this clip to go on the right side of my dolls head, so the open part on the bobby pin is facing right. Do the opposite if you want the clip to go on the left side of your dolls head.

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Glue the feathers on top on the pin in the way you arranged them.

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Put all the feathers on , and you’re done! You could add glitter, or other stuff to the feathers if you want.

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Now Saige’s sister Ivy has one too! Don’t stop at just feathers, you could do stars, flowers, your doll’s name, (As long as it’s short) anything, really!

Happy crafting,

Loren