Thursday, 24 April 2014

MagNioBio Award :)

Hello! It is Kirsten! Christian Homeschooler has nominated us for the MagNioBio award!:) (Thank you Christian Homeschooler!:))


What we do, is we answer the ten questions Christian Homeschooler gave us, and then we nominate some more blogs for the award, and give them our own ten questions!:) Because there are many of us, instead of answering the questions ourselves, we are going to let Nikki do it.:)
These are the questions:

1. Besides American Girl dolls, what doll brands are your favorites?

Well, I quite like My Twinn, but only the older dolls, really (they're a lot more realistic), and I can't really think of any other whole brand (rather than just a single line of dolls) that I really like.:)


2. What do you think of A Life of Faith dolls?

I think they're very cute! I really want Millie.:)


3. Which of the original Historical Characters(Molly, Kirsten, and Samantha) do you like best?

Kirsten, definitely.:) I think she's so pretty, and her character is so sweet. Her books are my favorites.:)

4. What do you think is the best blogging tip?

I'm not sure really. Maybe to not blog if you're not in the mood, even if you haven't posted in a while, because if you're bored when you write, people reading will feel bored too, like an audience feels what you do in acting.:)


5. What do you like to read about the most on other girl’s doll blogs(for example, photo-stories, crafts, photo-shoots, reviews)?  

 Well, probably photostories. They're very cute, and I just love the pretty pictures, and the sweet stories.:) I quite enjoy hairstyle posts, too, because I love dolls' hair, but the funny thing is, I never do that hairstyles!:P


6. What is your favorite Girl of the Year doll?

Nicki.:) I've always thought she looks really cute and pretty, and I love her outfits. And although the only GOTY book I've read is her first one, I think her character was one of the most unique, and special.:)


7. Which Historical Character friend is your favorite?

 I'm not sure, really.:) I would've said Nellie a couple years ago, but I also love Elizabeth, because she looks like Lindsay Wagner. If Cecile counts, then I'd probably say she's my favorite for now. Otherwise, I'll choose Elizabeth.:)


8. Do you ever look on eBay for good deals on American Girl items?

I do a lot, because I can't really afford them new with the shipping and import tax.:) I tend to look on the UK Ebay page every day, even if I don't have any money, just to see what the prices are like here (there isn't much to look through, so it only take a minute or two), but when I'm looking for something specific that I want, I'll go to


9. What do you think about highlights for dolls’ hair?

Well, it doesn't really bother me to see them in other dolls' hair, but I would never put them in my dolls' hair.:P I just really don't like the idea of highlights.;)


10. Of the dolls you have, which is your favorite(if you have one)?

I feel a bit mean, actually saying this on they're blog, but, truly, my favorite is Kirsten. She's so, so special to me, and I love her more than anything else I own. (It's not that the other things aren't special or anything; just that Kirsten is extra special to me.;)) She was my first American Girl doll, and I remember waiting a year before I could get her, and hardly letting her go for the whole of my 10th birthday. I've only had her 4 and a half years, but it feels like 10, and I just love her so much.:)


The blogs that I nominate are:

Little House of American Girl

Delightful World of Dolls

An American Girl Doll Story

Dolly-Dorm Diaries

Doll-ightful Days

American Girl Dolly Sisters 


My questions are:

 1. Do your dolls have middle names or nicknames? If they do, what are they? 

2. What's your favorite thing to do with your dolls?

3. How long have you had American Girl dolls?

4. How do you play with you dolls? (Even if you don't act out scenes or play as their mother, I think you still play with them if you blog about them, because you're imagining all these things happening.:))

5. What are your favorite Historical American Girl books, and why?

6. Do you have a proper bed for for your dolls? (So, something that was made to be a doll bed, rather than a shelf or something.;))

7. Do your dolls all share clothes, or do they have they all have their own clothes?

8. Do you like making up hairstyles for you dolls?

9. What non-American Girl dolls do you like?

10. I know this has nothing to do with dolls, but I just can't help asking it: Do you like acting?:P


I hope you enjoy answering the questions!:) Just for fun, I'm going to give you my answers to my own questions (because I feel like answering them:P):

1. My dolls do have middle names and nicknames, but they're all on the "Get to Know Us!" page, so I'm not going to list them all.;)

2. My favorite things to do with my dolls are imagine things about them, and do their hair.:)

3. I've had American Girl dolls since I turned 10, which is about 4 and a half years ago. (Okay, no I feel old, lol.:P)

4. I play with my dolls by imagining all kinds of things about them (which makes them very real when I want:)), making up stories with them, but hardly ever writing them down.:P

5. My favorite Historical American Girl series is Kirsten's. I think they're just lovely, and she's so sweet! I love her kindness and innocence, and I enjoy God and praying being mentioned a lot in the first book.:)

6. I don't actually have a proper bed for my dolls, but they have beds on shelves, with nice, fluffy, pillows for mattresses.:)

7. My dolls kind of share clothes, and they used to all the time, but now most of them have their own clothes, although they do share them sometimes.:)

8. I do like making up hairstyles for my dolls, but I don't really get any farther than playing with braids.:)

9. Aside from American Girl, I like older My Twinn dolls (like Anna and Sarah), 18" Berenguer Classmates (like Cindy), A Life of Faith Dolls, 1970's Crissy Family dolls by Ideal, and one or two of the Heidi Ott Faithful Friends (mostly just Beth).:)

10. This is the reason I had to ask that question, but I really, really, really love acting!:) I've just done my first show with my drama group, and it was so much fun I just want to do it again! It was the best, most fun, loveliest thing I've ever done (and I'm not exaggerating at all;)), and I can't wait to do the next show!:)

Sunday, 20 April 2014

It's Easter!

Hello everybody! It's Cindy!:) I'm so excited! It's Easter!!

This morning, I work up early, and I was about to go back to sleep, when I realized it was Easter!:) I jumped out of bed and ran to the window to see if the weather was good for an Easter egg hunt.

But it had rained, and everything was wet, and there were huge, gray clouds over the sky. Oh, no! I thought. Now we're not going to be able to have an egg hunt! I couldn't think of anything I could do to that, so I ran to wake Kirsten up and tell her.

"Kirsten! Kirsten!" I whispered, shaking her. "Wake up!"

"Hmm?" she said. "Oh... Cindy. What is it?"
"It's Easter!... But It's all wet outside, and we won't be able to have an Easter egg hunt."
"Oh, no. Let me see."

Kirsten got up and I took her to the window.
"Wow!" she said. "It really is wet!"

"I know," I sighed, sitting on the bed. "I was really looking forward to that egg hunt."

Kirsten came and sat down next to me.
"Don't worry," she said. "I have an idea!"
"What is it?" "Well, why don't we have an egg hunt inside? I did that once before."
"That's a good idea! I want to go wake up Molly and Kit!"
But just as I jumped off the, bed, Kirsten grabbed my arm.
"Not yet," she laughed. "It is too early... And besides, we're only having the egg hunt after church."
"But that's ages!"
"Well, you are the one who got us so early!" Kirsten smiled. "Come on; let's choose our dresses!"

I'm really glad we're going to have an egg hunt anyway, and it sounds really cool to have it inside! I've never done it before, but Nikki has. I hope you have a really good day, and Happy Easter from all of us!:)

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Anna's Birthday Presents

Hello! It is Anna.
My birthday was last week, and I am now 17 years. We did not do much, but everyone gave me lovely things, and they were very kind.
Today I went out of doors with the presents they gave me, and I sat on the pretty wall in the garden to look at them.

The card everyone made for me is so pretty! It is very special. Sarah wrote it, and then they all wrote their names.

It is all in pretty blue colors, and it says 'Happy Birthday Anna!' on the front, and it has many pretty flowers and little yellow and blue dots on it. It is lovely.

I got a pretty little tin, with a little bear on it, called Winnie the Pooh. It is very cute. There is also a small white bear I was given, and he has a blue flower on his front.

Molly gave me a flag! I cannot help to smile at it. It is very sweet.

I also have been given a big book about birds. It is very, very nice, and it has many pretty pictures is color! I spent a long time in reading it outside today.

I am sorry about the picnic blanket in the background. Nikki's brother decided to have his lunch on the grass behind me!
I am sorry also that we have not posted for a long time. Nikki's show did go very well though (but I did not see it). She says that she wishes it was for more nights! She should not be that busy again for 2 or 3 months now though.
I hope that you liked to see the special things everyone gave me for my birthday. Do you like the card? I think it is so pretty!
Goodbye, and happy almost-Easter!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Some Cute Pictures:)

Hi, it's Nikki here.:) I'm really sorry I haven't posted in so long, and I feel like I'm always saying this, but this time I'm much busier than I have been before. I have a show with my drama group on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and I have a lead role on at least one of those nights, and I've been very busy practicing for everything, and there's also a bunch of other problems to do with the show that I've been thinking about a lot. I'm really sorry.
Yesterday I tried to do a photostory, but I couldn't think of anything interesting, and it's really dark and rainy here, so the lighting's bad and I can't do anything outside.:P I would try again, but I'm really preoccupied with the show and stuff right now, and I don't think I'd be able to write anything good at all. I have got a bunch of cute pictures I've taken that haven't been on here, though, and I thought I could post them.:)

 Here's Cindy playing solitaire last week.:) She looks so cute in blue!:)

I took this angle for the cards, not Cindy, but I think she looks cute here anyway, for some reason.

And Elyssa doing a puzzle!:)

This one's from a month or two ago, but I think it's pretty.:) I like Julie's toes, and I think I didn't mean them to turn like that.

The lighting is really nice here, and I just like it for the pose, too, but I don't know what's unusual about it. Maybe it's just the lighting.:P

I put Julie up on the bed, and turned her head to Nicki, and then I realized it looked like she was visiting her 'cause she was sick, and it looked so cute!:)

I know the angle's a little funny, but this is the best picture I ever took of Nellie, and I think the blue looks really nice on her!:)

This is a picture of Kirsten from the day I did the hairstyle pictures. She's never really worn this dress before, and it looks so pretty on her!

 I decided to stand her in the middle of the little ornaments on my window, and it looked a little like a fairy world.:)

I'd just found out that my bed made a pretty background for her (at least I think it does, somehow:P). This picture has a sort of pink glow from the walls.:)

I also found out that day that Lindsay looks adorable in pigtails!:)

 This and the next two were going to be part of a photostory but poor Nellie got a slug in her hair (she's okay though;)) and I couldn't get some of the pictures right.:P

 I really like pictures with bright and happy sunlight. It makes them look really cheerful!:)

Here's another one.:) I think this was just before the slug.:P I sat Nellie against the tree while I posed Nicki, and then I posed her and they both fell, and when I picked Nellie up there was a disgusting little slug in her hair!:( But Nellie wasn't the only one to get a horrible creature on her that day: I got bitten by a nasty little tick.:P (It didn't get any blood though.;))

This is a pretty picture that I took at the end of the photostory where Kirsten found a rabbit warren.:) Because the photostory was set back in time, I was trying not to show the tar road, but I really wanted to take this picture so I got it as a sort of spare.:)

That's all the good pictures, I think.:) I hope you liked them, and I'm sorry again for not posting.:)