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I’M BAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCKKK!!!

Well, that title sounded a little creepy, but I’m back from vacation!!! It was awesome. I watched fireworks, ate ice cream, waterskiied, watched Seabiscuit about a million times, and had epic dance parties with my little cousins (and also became very afraid of powdered sugar doughnuts, but that’s a story for another time). I’m going to be posting a LOT over the next few days, and I’d like to start with some quick photos I snapped of Eliza on the beach. My little cousin’s #24   is there, too, but I didn’t get too many pictures of her.

 

 

LET US BEGIN!!!!!

 

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And here’s that pretty #24 I was talking about:)

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I have A LOT  more pictures and such to post, so I will be back soon!!!! :):):)

 

 

So-long for not-so-long,

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Happy 4th of July!!!

Hello all. Wow, I haven’t posted in a while. Hehe… Oops. So, I’ve been on vacation this week, and I still am. I wrote a whole post explaining  all this, but I FORGOT to post it!!!!

So yeah. I’m posting this from my phone, because I don’t have my laptop with me. Grrrrr!!! Anyway, I’d like to wish everyone a happy 4th of July!!! I’m in Pottsboro, Texas right now, hanging out by the beautiful lake Texoma. Here’s some pics. The format is really wierd on my phone, so I appologize if the pictures/ text turns out super funny:) I’m in the middle of the woods, it’s super cool and BEAUTIFUL!!!

 

I’ll get back with some more posts soon. Bye!!!

 

 

So long for not-so-long,

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Dreaming of Dolls…..

Hello Again!!!

So lately I’ve just been browsing the American Girl website, you know, just for fun, and I’ve been seeing some dolls and items that I really like. Soooooooooooooooooo, I’ve decided to do a special post every Wednesday (not for any particular reason, it just happens to be Wednesday today) called Dreaming of Dolls, where I’m going to basically pick one or two AG dolls that I like, and pick accessories and clothing for them from AG and Etsy.

LET US BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Truly Me #24

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Ok. I’ve been OBSESSED with this doll FOREVER!!! My cousin has her and I’m extremely jealous. Even though  my cousin’s only eight. Wow, I sound kind of awful right now. Way to go, me, jealous of a little, innocent eight-year old. Anyway, this doll is SO cute. I know the MyAG, Truly Me, whatever-you-want-to-call-it line has a bad reputataion for making so many blonde dolls, but this one stands out from the rest. The combination of features is really pretty awesome, and I find it more realistic than the rest of the blonde Truly Me Dolls. If I had this doll, I would probably either name her Juliet or Noelle.

Outfits/ Accessories for her:

1a)

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Yeah, yeah, I know this outfit’s kind of old, but It’s SO something that I would put on #24. I don’t know why, it’s just so simple and cute. I would so wear this. Minus the platforms. Because I’m really tall, and really clumsy…. and I would probably fall on my face.

1b)

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This dress from CircleCSewing on Etsy is ADORABLE. I think the color palette would go well with #24’s features, and paired off with a cute pair of converse-like sneakers? Viola! Perfect.

 

 

1c)

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SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so COOL! This set is so adorable, and I like that it experiments with a different color scheme. It’s totally getting me pumped up for the OLYMPICS!!! Either one of these would be cute for #24. I imagine her being very athletic………

 

NEXT DOLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

2) Truly Me #47

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This doll is absolutely gorgeous. Her hair is SO SHINY!!!! And her face is just so cute:) I like that AG has been starting to add more diversity to their dolls. Adding  different hair, skin tones, face molds, etc. makes the dolls more realistic, and more unique in their own special way. If I had this doll, I would name her Tegan.

Outfits/Accesories for her:

2a)

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The “Icy Blue Wind Chill” outfit from NoodleClothing on Etsy is so elegant and pretty, and it would go BEAUTIFULLY with #47’s dark hair. If I didn’t live in 70 degree winters and 120 degree summers, I  would definitely try to recreate this outfit for myself.

2b)

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Lea’s Bahia Outfit is definitely my favorite outfit in the Lea Collection. The pattern is cute, and I’m just a sucker for Chambray shorts. The sandals are nice, too ( even though I accidentally cropped them off, along with part of poor Lea’s face). #47 would definitely look adorable in this outfit.

3b)

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These overalls from LoriLizGirlsandDolls on Etsy are PERFECT!!! They’re so detailed, and they’ll go with all sorts of things. I’ve bought items from this shop before, and they are beautiful and extremely  well-made. These overalls would look AMAZING on #47.

Alrighty, that’s it!!! Check back next Wednesday for another Dreaming of Dolls!

 

So-long for not-so-long,

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Dutch Braids

Hello Again!!! So, since I didn’t post yesterday, I’m posting twice today. Right now, I’m going to show you a tutorial on how to do dutch braids on your doll.

 

 

YOU WILL NEED:

  1. Rubber Bands

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2. A hairbrush

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LET US BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

STEP ONE:

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Brush out your doll’s hair so there are no knots or lumps. Make sure all of your doll’s hair is back behind her shoulders.

STEP TWO:

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Locate your doll’s part and put your finger on it.

STEP THREE:

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Slowly drag your finger all the way down from the part through your doll’s hair, until you reach the tips.

STEP FOUR:

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Your doll’s hair should now be separated into two sections.Gently pull them away from each other to rest on opposite ends of your doll’s back.

STEP FIVE:

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Take a rubber band.

STEP SIX:

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Tie off one of the two sections.

STEP SEVEN:

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Grab hold of the other section.

STEP EIGHT:

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Take a small section of that section….That doesn’t sound right but you get what I mean.:)

STEP NINE:

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Split THAT section into three sections. Do your best to make them as equal as possible.

STEP TEN:

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Cross one strand UNDER the other, instead of over. Continue adding strips of hair to each section as you braid.

STEP ELEVEN:

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Continue until you reach the bottom.

STEP TWELVE:

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Tie off the end with a rubber band.

STEP THIRTEEN:

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Repeat on the other side………

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AND YOU’RE FINISHED!!!!!!!!

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Note: The doll used for this tutorial, Emily (Truly Me #59), has layers, which made it more difficult to braid her hair. I would recommend doing this hairstyle on dolls with longer, thicker hair, like Grace.

 

So-long for not-so-long,

NAMEY NAME

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Who Should GOTY 2017 Be?

 

GOTY TAG

I’m doing the “Who should GOTY 2017 Be?” Tag. I saw it today and it just looked like too much fun to resist. HappyHouseofAG nominated anyone who likes Kanani on her site, and I LOVE Kanani, so I decided to do the tag!!!:):):)

Here are the rules:

  1. Make sure you thank the person who nominated you!!!
  2. Answer the questions provided(there will be 10-15 of them)
  3. Create 10 questions for the people you nominate to answer
  4. Nominate 2-5 People*

*I’m new to the AG Blogging community, I don’t know too many people yet, so I’m just going to nominate everyone who has participated in Camp Doll Diaries before:):):)

I’d like to thank Loren on HappyHouseofAG for nominating all us Kanani-lovers:):):)

Let us begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

1.WHAT IS YOUR GOTY’S NAME?

My GOTY’S name is Evangeline Johansson, but everyone calls her Evan and sometimes Angie; though she prefers Evan.

2. HOW OLD IS SHE?

Evan is 14 years old; her birthday is May 24th.

3. WHAT DOES SHE LOOK LIKE?

Evan has a darker skin tone, and a slight sprinkle of freckles across her nose. She has black hair styled in a a short bob, with bangs. She also wears thick, black glasses. As a real person, I imagine her being tall, but as a doll, it doesn’t really matter:)

4. WHAT ARE HER HOBBIES?

Evan is a classically trained violinist who’s been professionally training since she was two. She owns an astounding classical violin specially made in Italy, and a blue electric violin that she named”Sparky”. When she’s not playing, Evan can be found composing music, going on Pinterest and Tumblr, and updating her Youtube Channel, “Evan’s Musical Menagerie”, which features videos of her playing and composing.

5. WHERE DOES SHE LIVE?

Evan lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

6. DOES SHE HAVE ANY SIBLINGS?

Evan has an older brother named Xavier, who’s a professional pianist attending Juliard.

7. DOES SHE HAVE ANY FRIENDS?

Evan’s best friends are her twin neighbors Zach and Evelyn, who are 15-year old entrepreneurs with their own company.

8. DOES SHE HAVE ANY PETS???

Evan has two Pomeranians named Bach and Vivaldi.

9. WHAT SCHOOL DOES SHE GO TO?

Evan goes to a Private Arts Institute.

10. WHAT ARE THE OUTFITS IN HER COLLECTION?

Evan’s meet outfit is a grey cardigan over a white tank top with “Treble Maker” on it, and denim shorts over black leggings. Her shoes are red sneakers. Her accessories set includes a music book, a glittery blue pencil, a small, personalized notebook, a long, silver violin necklace, and a laptop.

Her pajama set includes blue nightgown that goes down to the knees, with white polka-dots and white trim. The outfit comes with fuzzy blue slippers, as well.

Her casual outfit is a long-sleeved white shirt with a rhinestone design on it, and olive-green shorts with combat boots. The outfit comes with a black headband.

Her performance outfit is a white, button down dress shirt, a black blazer, and black slacks, along with black flats. The outfit also comes with her electric violin “Sparky”,  and a music stand. (I know the outfit may sound kind of dull, but I was trying to make it sort of like actual performance attire-ish :D)

Her bathing suit is a purple one-piece with a tie-dye design and blue fringe hanging down from the front, The outfit comes with blue flipflops, as well.

11. OTHER?

Nope, that pretty much covers it:)

As I said before, I nominate anyone who has participated in Camp Doll Diaries before.

My questions are….

  1. What’s your GOTY’S name?
  2. How old is your GOTY?
  3. What’s her favorite food/drink?
  4. What are some of the outfits featured in her collection?
  5. What is/are your GOTY’S book/books about?
  6. Does your GOTY have any siblings?
  7. What’s your GOTY’S dream/passion?
  8. What does your GOTY like to do?
  9. Does your GOTY have any pets?
  10. Where does your GOTY live?

Thanks!!!

This post needs a picture…

…so here’s Anna, because she’s such a cutie:)

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A Photoshoot

Hello again!!

So, to start off  everything that’s going be happening on this blog, I’ve decided to post a recent photoshoot of my doll Eliza.

Warning: My camera has been malfunctioning, and some of these pictures didn’t come out the way I would’ve liked. Some of them are not-eh- “super” aesthetically pleasing, so-hehe-be warned.

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Hope you guys like it!!!

Which picture is your favorite? Comment below!!!:):):)

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A Chance To Restart…

Ok-I sort of started a blog with very little experience, and I got very busy and did not have time to make any edits or ANYTHING like that.I know, I know, excuses. But it’s true, I’m just like that: busy. However, from now on I completely and utterly promise to become as dedicated to this blog as I possibly can. Yay! So, yeah! I’m a person in this world with 5 American Girl Dolls. I was originally planning on making all the posts on this blog from their point of view, but I then realized that that would make things very difficult. Now I’m giving myself a chance to restart!!! Allow me to introduce myself…..

My name is Danielle, and I LOVE all things American Girl. I got my first doll when I was six, and I’ve been obsessed ever since!! I started a different blog when I was about ten, but I didn’t really “understand” the internet back then, and I got so frustrated all the time when stuff wasn’t working like I’d hoped. The format I was using was also TERRIBLE, and I sort of just gave up on my dream blog. Then, I heard about a place called WORDPRESS, where you could easily design a blog ALL your own- and it was FREE!!!!???? Sounded too good to be true. But, I tried it, and, it worked!!!!! Then, I got too busy with LIFE, until now. Because it’s summer, and I actually get to clear my brain for once and THINK. Sorry I keep capitalizing everything, It’s just fun:):):) Anyway, I know I’m rambling, but it feels good to get all these thoughts out of my brain. So, yeah. This blog is called PaytonStreetDolls,and I will (attempt to) post regularly from now on about my dolls, art, photography, and other really cool stuff. So, yeah!!!

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