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The Bright Bookcase *New Personal Blog*

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Hello everyone! I recently started a new blog called The Bright Bookcase it’s a book blog that I’ve started and I’d be so happy if you checked it out!! 🙂 I only have a 1 post up now but I’ll be actively posting on that one a lot more. I’m slowly transitioning over to that blog from here. I probably won’t post as often on here anymore. I promise I’ll still post a little but most of it will be done on my new blog.

Have a wonderful day,

Rose ❤

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Little Break

I’m sorry I’ve been gone for so long. I have lots of big plans for this summer and this blog so don’t leave yet. I’m going on a little break till summer; around the middle of June is when I’ll start posting again. I have a lot going on and once I finish up school I’ll be all ready to take on the blogging world again. I will still try to post on my personal blog. So be ready for that. 😉

-Rose ❤

Ellie · photo shoot · Photography · Uncategorized

Ellie Again!

Hello everyone!! I’m another post with Ellie… oops! She was already dressed and ready for pictures.. soo.. 😛 Anyways tomorrow is my birthday and I got to open 1 present early and it was this absolutely adorable Eleven dress for AG dolls. I love the show Stranger Things were the dress is from and I was SO excited to get this. I’ll be doing a review of it soon.

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Sorry for the quick post. Just wanted to share this with you guys!! 😀

Bye,

Rose

American Girl · Doll House · Uncategorized

Doll House Tour (Winter)

Hello everyone! I know the winter is almost over but I still wanted to get the winter edition of my doll house tour done. 🙂 Every season I’ll be doing one of these so you can see the different ways we decorate for the holidays/seasons. Enjoy!

(Sorry for the kinda bad quality of the photos, I used my Iphone)

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Here is the general overview of the house. I’ve shrunk it down by a lot since last year.

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Next stop is the kitchen which is actually the OG Camper. Occasionally I’ll use it as a bedroom as well because the sofa pulls out.

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Inside the fridge you can see a beautiful plethora of yummy treats.

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And of course Cookie!

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Here’s the microwave cabinet with an extra stool in case guests come over.

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Next to that is the wardrobe area which stores some of the clothes and shoes.

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And the little kitty bed.

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This area is where Ellie, Sam, and Marisol all sleep.

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The top bunk is Marisol’s bed which needs some re-decorating.

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And then we have Ellie’s bunk complete with Rembrandt.

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Sam’s bed.

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On Sam’s nighttable we have everything she needs doll, glasses, gum, lotion, water.

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And the 2nd part of the house.

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Under the desk we have our bookshelf with (some) of the books in the dollhouse including KOTLC, Harry Potter, and other AG Classics. 😛

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Then we have Emily’s night table which is a disaster.

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Here’s Emily and Molly’s room.

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And then Kristen’s room in the corner. 😀

Thanks for joining me for our little tour. 🙂 Have a lovely day!

-Rose ❤

random · Uncategorized · Updates

Random Post #1

Hello everyone! I’ve had many ideas for posts but none of them could make 1 full post. So instead I present the random post full of awesomely random stuff!

1. Ice Photos

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It was very hard to take these… so that’s why theres so few.

2. We Hit 140 Followers

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I can’t believe it we hit 140 followers! It’s so exciting, thank you so much! I can’t believe it!! Thank you so so so much!

3. Tag Time

We’ve been nominated for some tags!

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Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Give a link to your nominator’s blog
  • Create a post about this award
  • Write a little on how and why you created your website
  • Give two pieces of advice for bloggers
  • Nominate 15 bloggers

Thank you so much for nominating me Madison she has a totally amazing doll blog!

How I Got Started

It started in 2015…

When I was making an ice rink for my dolls and I needed tickets for the show. My mom found the blog Doll Diaries and I started reading their stuff and I became inspired to make my own blog. I set up my blog June 1st, 2015. Then from there I kept going and now I’m at 140 followers and still going. 😀

Advice

#1 –

Don’t look at the follower count! If you enjoy blogging the followers will come. I was always comparing how blogs started at the same time as me got more follows. I didn’t understand, I wanted to know how I could be better. I later found out that when you look and stress over how many followers you have you lose sight of what’s fun in blogging. So do YOU make sure the blog follows your passions and not what you think is gonna get you tons of followers.

#2 –

Have your own voice. When blogging make sure their are little things that are unique to your blog whether it be your dolls personalities, your design, but the most unique thing should be you. Don’t try to copy someone else’s blogging style just do you and everything will work out. And make sure your not copying someones post if you see someone post a photostory about a cake baking disaster or something don’t go and try to re-create their post.

Nominees

Bekah@QuestionableTortoiseCouture

Bella@DollHabit

Rebekah@StuffieAdventures

And anyone who is following my blog.

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Thank you so much Bekah for nominating me for this award!

Rules

1. Acknowledge the blogger who tagged you, and don’t forget to display the tag badge!

2. Answer the eleven questions your nominator has provided for you

3. Give eleven random facts about yourself

4. Nominate eleven blogs

5. Notify the bloggers of their nomination

6. Provide your nominees with eleven new questions

Questions from Bekah

1. What are a few of your goals for 2018?

Hit 250 followers on this blog which is kinda high but I’m hoping we can do it. Also read 50 books.

2. What’s a song you’ve had on repeat lately?

The entire Greatest Showman soundtrack! ❤

3. If you write, what’s a current WIP about?

So I have this new idea for Camp NaNoWriMo about 2 twin sisters who’s mother left when they were young and they’re dad just died of a heart attack. They’re about to get moved into foster care but no family will take both of them so instead of splitting they take their dads old car and set off to find their mother together.

4. Do you have any siblings?

Yes! I have 1 younger brother.

5. Sweet, salty, or sour?

Sweet!

6. What book do you think should be a movie?

Keeper of the Lost Cities for sure! 

7. What’s a word you always misspell?

“Definitely.”

8. If you could live in one city or town for the rest of your life, where would it be?

Colorado! I love it there so much!

9. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Telepathy!

10. What is the best and worst movie you’ve ever seen?

Best: “Inception” Worst: I can’t think of one. 

11. Why did you start blogging?

Because I thought it would be fun and I wanted to share my ideas with the world. 

11 Facts About ME!

  1. I’ve never been out of the country
  2. I can’t whistle
  3. I want to adopt a hairless cat
  4. When I grow up I want to be a vet
  5. I love to play minecraft
  6. I don’t really like the old Star Wars movies especially 1 and 2. (sorry world)
  7. My favorite food is deep dish pizza
  8. I used to live right outside of Chicago
  9. I want a pet squirrel
  10. I’ve played softball for 7 yrs.
  11. My favorite color is lavender.

Nominees

All of my wonderful followers! 😀

Survey Results

Alrighty so I did a survey and thank you so much all who did it your feedback is so required and helpful when planning!

What you said…

  • More posts
  • You want more photostories
  • Ellie is everyones favorite doll apparently. (don’t tell the others)
  • Add more color to the design (I think this is a great idea and will be working on it)
  • You guys also had such encouraging things to say! 🙂

There was tons of other stuff but then the post would’ve been to long. 😛 If you would still like to take the survey it will be up for little bit longer. TAKE THE SURVEY

Thanks so much for reading this extremely random post! I hope you had fun! Be sure to look out for some awesome posts this upcoming March! 😀

Bye,

Rose ❤

 

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Yearly Survey

It’s that time of year again when I used the wonderful WordPress survey thingy to make a brand new survey. Last year I did mine in July.. why I’m not sure but this year I wanted to get this one out so I can take your thoughts into consideration this coming year. Alrighty let’s get started! 😀

THE SURVEY <– Click me!

I’d be so happy if you took it. It really helps me improve my blog when you guys take the time to share what you like. Then I can make this blog even better, how cool is that. 😀

Thanks,

Rose ❤

American Girl · holiday · photo shoot · Photography · Uncategorized

Perfectly Pink *Valentine’s Day Special*

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!! ❤ Hope you had a wonderful day full or chocolates and fun!

Today I took some pictures of Ellie in her Valentine’s Day outfit.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from the kitties!

Be sure to check out last years Valentine’s post too!

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Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day,

Rose ❤

 

American Girl · tag · Uncategorized

Blog Revamp Finished + Blue Sky Tag

Hello everyone!! I’ve finished my blog revamp and I really like the look of it. I changed up the whole style. I never got around to re-doing the dolls profiles but I can change those later. 🙂 The theme I’m now using is Button which I really like. Anywho, I’ve been nominated by Happy House of AG to do the Blue Sky Tag! 🙂 Thanks so much!! 🙂

Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog
  2. Answer 11 questions
  3. Nominate 11 more people
  4. Give them 11 questions to answer

Questions

1. Who was the first doll that you got (doesn’t have to be AG)?

I got Jane who is my Bitty Baby as my first doll.

2. What’s your favorite American girl?

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I absolutely love Kanani! I’ve been wanting to get her on Ebay for a while. She’s such a beautiful doll and I love her stories.

3. If you could design anything for American Girl what would it be?

I would totally design a Girl of the Year. It would be so much fun to pick out her story and design the doll.

4. How did you learn about American Girl?

My cousin gave me her Samantha doll when I was 6 or 7 and after that I got more clothes and eventually more dolls.

5. What’s your favorite AG pet?

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It has to be Starburst, which is Chrissa’s llama. She is one of my first AG pets. I love her so much!

6. What’s your favorite item AG sells?

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I love pretty much everything AG sells but these are some of my favorites from the new release!

7. What 18 inch doll brand do you like to buy from?

American Girl overall has the best quality. I also like to buy from Our Generation they have really cute clothes that are good quality.

8. Who’s your favorite AGTuber?

I don’t watch any AGtube. I used to do some myself though. 😉

9. Who’s your favorite Beforever character?

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Kit is my absolute favorite doll! I’ve wanted her for a long time, she’s so adorable!

10. What’s your favorite thing to do with your dolls?

I love to photograph them and I also still play with them. My friend will come over and we’ll play AG together. 🙂

11. What’s your favorite type of doll related post?

I love photostories, they’re so much fun to write. I haven’t done one in a while but I hope to do some more soon.

Nominees

I nominate anyone who’s favorite doll is Kanani or Kit!


Thanks so much for reading everyone and have a lovely day! 🙂

-Rose ❤

Uncategorized · Updates

Blog Revamp *Please Read*

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Hello everyone! To start the 2018 blogging year off I’ve decided to totally revamp the WHOLE blog which means updating profiles, creating new graphics, maybe a new theme, and so much more!! 🙂 For roughly the next 2 weeks or so I’ll be doing this so no new posts until then!

If you have any theme suggestions please comment below! 🙂

Bye,

 

American Girl · American Girl Release · GOTY · Uncategorized

My Thoughts on Luciana Vega

 

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Hello everyone as you know AG just released the GOTY for 2018 and she is adorable. Today I will be overviewing her collection and my thoughts on it.

 *all pictures from American Girl

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Luciana Doll and Book – $115

She is the most adorable doll. I love her. Her dress is super cute! I love her choker and boots. I’m not the biggest fan of the fanny pack I don’t think it really matches. I also love how she has a purple streak in her hair.

 

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Luciana’s Accessories – $25

I don’t like her accessories very much. It seems like a lot of paper and something you could easily make yourself. I think her backpack is really cute and the astronaut ice cream is a cute touch.

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Space Center Accessories – $20

I love this set only because I want a NASA t-shirt for my dolls All the other stuff I could really do without.

 

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Stellar Outfit – $34

This is my favorite thing in her collection. I love the jacket with the patches and the shoes are such a fun print. The only thing I don’t really like is the shirt but I may get this outfit.

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Robotic Dog – $35

This is such a fun take on the regular pets the girls have. I think it’s slightly overpriced though considering some of AG’s animals are only 20 or 25 dollars.

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Mar Habitat – $350

This is such a cool set. It’s so cool! I don’t have the money to buy something like this but it is such a cool thing.

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Flight Suit – $28

I don’t have much need for this in my collection. I think it’s cute though.

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Luciana’s PJs – $24

These are super cute. I love the leggings, I didn’t actually think these were PJ’s the first time I saw them. I think they could definitely think they could be used as a regular outfit.

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Creation Station – $100

This set is also super cute. I love how they included actual legos that’s so fun. I feel that the set is a little overpriced for what it is. I’ll probably try to recreate it sometime though.

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Telescope Set – $40

This set is so cute!! I love the telescope the print on the blanket is cute as well.

So that’s all of Luciana’s collection! I’m really excited about her stuff in her collection and will be most likely purchasing a few of the outfits. 🙂

What are your thoughts on Luciana’s collection? 

Have a lovely day,

Rose ❤

 

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goals · Uncategorized · Updates

First Post of 2018

Happy New Years Day everyone! 🙂 Today is the first day of 2017, and I’m super excited to be starting the new year. Today I’ll be sharing with you the blogging goals I have for the 2018 year.

1. Start a succesful photoseries

I’ve tried at least 7 different series over the past few years and all of them have failed. This year I really want to get one down.

2. Make it to 200 followers

Right now we’re at 135 we can totally make it.

3. Post twice a week

I haven’t really had a consistent blogging schedule so let’s try it… 😛

4. Have more variety of posts

I feel like all I do are photoshoots. I want to do more photostories, reviews, and DIY’s this year.

So those are all my goals for the blogging year! Anyway now onto the stats.

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Total Views: 4,338

Total Visitors: 1,666

Total Likes: 774

Total Comments: 527

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Also a quick reminder that the Paisley Awards are happening at Sam’s blog AGDollAwesome! If you would like to nominate me for any of the awards, just click the link and get commenting! Here are the categories!

-Best AG doll blog overall

-Best AG doll photography

-Best  AG doll photo stories

-Best AG doll photo series

-Best dressed AG doll blogging family

Best AG  blog started in 2017

Have a fantastic day!

-Rose ❤

 

holiday · tag · Uncategorized

Christmas Tag

Only 3 more days till Christmas!! 🙂 I’m so, so, so excited! Thank you so much Zielle for tagging me for the Christmas Tag! 😀

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Rules

  • Link back to the 12DOC blog party or use the party graphic.
  • Answer the 10 questions.
  • Have fun!

Questions

1 // Christmas is the season of hope, joy, and light. What’s your favorite thing to make this season bright?

Ummm…. I really like getting to set up all the Christmas lights to light up our house.

2 // Reading of the Christmas story, lighting the tree – Which tradition is most special to you?

We don’t have many traditions but we do have an Advent Book and we read a part of the Christmas story everyday up until the 25th!

3 // Festive old hymns or glorious new tunes – What are you listening to on repeat?

Really any Christmas music! I like it all! 🙂

4 // Fiction and nonfiction, classics and contemporary – Which Christmas books do you love so much that you just have to re-read every year?

I don’t own any Christmas books except for this one Dear American one which is really good but I don’t remember what it was called. 😛

5 // Trees and nativities, bells and bows – Do you have a favorite Christmas decoration?

My favorite is definitely the lights!

6 // From the prophets to the gospels, the timeless story is woven. Which Bible passage that speaks of our Savior birth holds a special place in your heart?

I really love all of it but I really like the part when the shepherds come and see Jesus. 🙂

7 // Glittery snowflakes and shimmering balls to angels and one-of-a-kind creations. Do you have a favorite tree ornament?

I have this one ornament I got this year and it’s a little pufferfish that’s glass with  blue glitter in it. I also like we have crystal snowflake that’s really pretty.

8 // Red and green, silver and gold, even purple and blue! What’s your favorite color scheme this time of year?

Red and green!

9 // Between the old and the new, the classics and the cartoons, which Christmas movie do you come back to year after year?

Every year for Christmas we always watch Elf, which is my favorite Christmas movie! 😉

10 // Pies and cakes, cookies and sweets. What’s your favorite Christmas treats?

I love chocolate silk pie but I also love Christmas cookies.. I can’t choose!

I nominate anyone who would like to do this tag! 🙂

Merry Christmas,

-Rose ❤

 

 

Ellie · Emily · holiday · Photo-Story · Photography · Uncategorized

Tree Time

Merry (Early) Christmas Dollmas everyone! It’s that time of the year when you get to post super fun posts about the best holiday Christmas!! 😀 Onto the photostory!

Ellie’s POV

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It was a cold December day, I was reading my favorite book Meet Marie-Grace when Emily stumbles in holding our Christmas tree.

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“Ellie wanna help me set up the Christmas tree?” asked Emily excitedly.

“Sure!” I cried I never rejected a chance to decorate the house in Christmas-y splendor.

“Awesome, be right back.” said Em running out of the room.

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She came back in holding a large basket of ornaments with a string of lights strung over the top.

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“Alrighty, let’s get started.” said Em.

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First we set up the lights.

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Then it was onto the ornaments!

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“It looks great.” cried Emily smiling.

“Let’s light it up.” I replied.

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THE END

Sorry for such a short phototstory! We’ll have 2 huge photostories coming on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as well as on Sunday I have a Holiday Hairstyle How To! So be sure to come back for those. I have many more holiday posts coming soon!

QOTD (Question of the Day):

Favorite holiday tradition?

Bye,

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