Sunday, January 31, 2016

Winter in Mount Bedford


Ahh, this photo-shoot brings back so many feels. Samantha was my first doll, and getting her dressed up in her meet outfit again I just.

Who was your first doll? Which photo is your favorite? Comment below, and have a lovely day. <3


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Favorite AGTube Videos ~ January 2016

Hey guys! Today I'm going to be sharing with you my favorite AGTube videos from this month. :) So, without further ado, enjoy!

1. "American Girl Doll Lea Clark's Fruit Stand ~ GOTY 2016 ~ Opening, Review, Set Up" by agoverseasfan

I always love agoverseasfan's review/opening videos, and this is no exception! I really like how she specifically showed how she set up all the pieces in the set.

2. "How to Make: Doll Sized Cookie Props!" by mixiepixie7

These cookies look super yummy and realistic! I love how you can really get creative with this craft and make cookies for every occasion. :)

3. "ootd || january" by DollsOnMyMind

Okay, I think we can all agree that Maddie's dolls should win some sort of best-dressed award. I love the uniqueness and trendiness of all of these outfits, and it definitely gave me some cool ideas for outfits for my own dolls.

4. "The Forgotten; Episode 1 - An AGDollDiary Series" by Ariana AGDollDiary

I love Ari's instagram, so when she posted about her YouTube channel I definitely had to check it out. Recently, she uploaded the first episode in her series, and I really like it! My favorite character is Maddie, although Liv's pretty funny too. xD

5. "Lea Clark: GOTY 2016 Haul Unboxing! | AGCD"  by AGCD

I. Love. Haul videos. ESPECIALLY when they're 15-30 minutes long and contain tons of items. I've been hardcore watching all the Lea haul videos I can find, and this is definitely my favorite. I love how chatty and friendly she is, and lEA'S HAIR OH MY GOSH.

Well, that's all for today - what videos have you been watching recently? Have any of your favorite channels uploaded something cool? Comment below, I'm always looking for new channels to watch. :)

Monday, January 25, 2016

AG Etsy Favorites

Hey young bloods! I was looking back through my old posts on my personal blog the other day when I spotted this one and thought, "Hey, why not do a sequel? There are always tons of amazing AG finds on Etsy!" So here it is. Enjoy :)

1. Black Skater Skirt with Polka Dot Shirt and Infinity Scarf by CircleCSewing

I love the color combo in this outfit, and the infinity scarf with the skater skirt make it ultra trendy!

2. Purple Black Bats Tee by SewFunDollClothes

I love the fun pattern and how subtly and effectively it's incorporated into the design! Plus, the colors are super pretty.

3. Feather Necklace by HerDollEssentials

I love the sweetness and simplicity of this necklace - and it's super inexpensive.

4. Navy Blue Skater Dress by TheGlamDoll

I love the simplicity of this and how it can so easily be dressed up or down!

5. Miniature Cinnamon Roll by KatiesCraftations

These look very realistic and so delicious! Yum!

Well, that's all for today! What AG items have you been loving from Etsy? Comment below, and have a lovely day. <3

{on the other side of reality}

Friday, January 22, 2016

// I Don't Care What You Think (As Long As It's About Me) //


Not my best, but still pretty good. I have this problem whenever I photograph Merrick that their skin comes out with an orange tint. (I lessened it on most of these, so you can't really see it.) Does anyone else have this problem photographing their 49s? And if so, how do you fix it?

Which pic was your favorite? Comment below, and have an amazing day. :)

{on the other side of reality}

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Katherine of Carpenchia: Episode 7

Groggy and aching and numb all over, Elsie Abrilsson fluttered open her eyes. She blinked a couple times, then tried to shift her position. 

This effort was severely hampered by the fact that she now found herself tied up.

"Oh....honeysuckle!" snapped Elsie, trying desperately to wriggle free, but to no avail. Whoever had tied her up had known what they were about.

She looked around her. She seemed to be in a clearing of thick forest in some sort of very hilly land, but besides that she could tell naught for certain. She tried to recall the last thing she remembered. There was sneaking into Lady Marella's room......rifling through her stuff.....oh! Orders, there had been orders for the services of an assassin, signed by Lady Marella's own hand! Ooh, she had to tell Caihanna - wait, where was Caihanna?

"Caihanna!" she hissed. Could she be on the other side of the tree?

"Elsie!" came the voice of her companion. "Are you all right?"

"Yes! - but, where are we-?"

"Well, well, well," came a far too familiar voice from above. "I see our little spies have finally woken up."

Lady Marella stood looming and smug over the two. In her right hand, she absently twirled an ornate dagger between her fingers.

"You!" shouted Elsie, straining desperately at her bonds. "You almost killed the Queen Katherine!"

"And I killed the late Queen Illiandra, too," came the mockingly smooth deeply melodious voice, "I feel I don't get enough credit for that one." She sounded almost mournful.

"For you see, dear Elsie," she continued, "Illiandra never trusted me, and I knew I could never get anywhere in Carpenchian power whilst she - or any of her descendants - were in charge. Oh, I tried to convince Illiandra, but it appears she was too off-put by my murdering several of her servants years back....? I tried telling her to put the past behind us, but the fool woman just wouldn't listen. She invited her own death - food poisoning. Delayed action, so her taste testers couldn't catch it. I consider it one of my best was in the raspberry pudding, in case you cared to know."

"Illiandra may have made all the wrong enemies, but she was nevertheless a strong leader, and Avaldor could never have won a war against Carpenchia with her in power. As I obviously would never have gotten anywhere with Katherine, and after that failure assassin couldn't manage to simply stab her in the throat, I decided my best bet was with Avaldor. Single-handedly offing the queen in charge of their worst enemy and putting her fool daughter in charge, and thereby making Carpenchia prime for invasion, does win you some approval in Avaldor. When they do take over Carpenchia - as will happen soon - I will be granted the position of Governor of Carpenchia. Rather clever of me, don't you think?"

"So now," and she gripped the dagger firmly, "you will both tell me everything about Katherine's plans. And that Celine's too, while you're at it. All you know about the two of them and the plottings of the Council of Ladies. Otherwise, we start carving." She resumed twirlingg her knife in her fingers. "And once I've cut out your tongues and toes - might even go fingers while we're at it, who knows! - I'll happily turn you over to General Eldinar, who's been looking for some companions lately."

"Hmm," said Caihanna. "You know, you may be one evil bastard, but you've got style."

"YOU!" shrieked Elsie, frantically trying to escape. "You killed Queen Illiandra?!?!"

"That's the gist of it," Lady Marella replied, sounding bored. "Elsie, dear, do keep up."

"I will never tell you anything!" shouted the servant. "NEVER!"

"Suit yourself," said Lady Marella absently. "I'll be back with General Eldinar, then. Don't worry - I won't be but a few minutes." She smiled mockingly and swept away.

"That little-" gasped Elsie. "Oh, when I get my hands-"

"Shhh!" hissed Caihanna, from the other side of the tree. "It'll be about ten times harder to escape if they get us inside that tent. Our best chance is now, and we have precious few moments to act. So you shut up and listen very carefully to what I say."

"I've been rubbing some of the rope on my side against a splinter from the tree. It's frayed and about to rip - when it does, I'll quietly sneak away and make for the cover of the forest, as I'm closer to it. It'll be your job to watch and make sure no one comes. Then, once I'm over, I'll whistle twice like a barn owl if no one's watching - which will be your signal to move. Got it?"

"Got it," whispered Elsie shakily.

"All right, I'm moving now."

Elsie felt the rope go slack around her.

Caihanna slowly eased out of her bonds.

Eventually, Elsie heard the signal.

"Quickly now, Elsie," she told herself, "before anyone turns and sees you!"

She quickly yet stealthily made off.

Finally, she made it to the forest cover, where she breathed a giant sigh of relief. "Now where?" she asked.

"Away from here," came the grim response. 


And off into the forest they went.


As the morning wore on into afternoon and the sun beat down more strongly, Elsie slowly became more hot, sweaty, and irritable. "When will we rest?" she asked Caihanna.

"When we know that the bloodthirsty and merciless soldiers of our archenemy are no longer foll-" 

She paused suddenly. So did Elsie, and then she heard it too - the unmistakable sound of horse hooves trotting along on the forest floor.

Someone was following.