December 28, 2014

My Thoughts on GOTYs of Christmas Past, Present and Future

  I'm sorry, but I can't resist titles with play-on words. Anyways, that time has rolled around for a new GOTY doll, and this year her name is Grace. Let's take a look at her and her back story.

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So yeah, Grace. First off, I like her wig and freckles. The side bangs are very "in", and it looks like the freckles aren't the generic "Kit" freckles. Yay! She comes with pierced ears and also has feathered eyebrows, it's a unique combo. The outfit is pretty stupid in my opinion except for the boots. And they're only a one on the 1-to-10 cool scale.

Nine-year-old Grace is always thinking up big ideas, like starting a business with her friends over the summer! When Mom announces a trip to Paris instead, Grace gets on board, but it quickly seems as if none of her plans are working out the way she’d hoped. She and her French cousin aren’t getting along, and Grace’s friends back home have started a business without her. Can she find the courage to stay open to new ideas and turn the summer around?

So, that's the synopsis for the first book.. it sounds kind of lame as well, but Paris is cool, and so is baking. I just feel like I've grown out of the AG stories. 

Here's DeenaandBeena's entire collection video... what are your thoughts. The only things that are sort of worth my time are the baking set and pink dress (I like the neckline sort of), but I wouldn't spend an outrageous amount of money on a plastic mixer and a super short tulle dress. La-aame. I feel like this collection is definitely focused towards the younger generation of doll players, not doll collectors. I'm still iffy about the doll... I slightly like her, but we'll have to see how she pans out over the year. 

So that's Grace Thomas (correct me on the last name if I'm wrong), and farewell Isabelle. I personally didn't like Isabelle that much, although I do like the dancing aspect since I dance as well. But the downhill slope in the awesomeness of GOTYs is just annoying. I mean, look at Kanani: super awesome doll, a story about a girl who is struggling with her friendship, and about finding herself. Mia was a figure skater who didn't always win and who had to work for her own skating time because her parents were low on money. Jess left her friends and comfortable living and learned to explore and be brave in a foreign country. Grace... has parents who take her to posh Paris and complains because she can't cook and make money...... *hurls*

Yeah, so what do you think about Grace? 


December 22, 2014


Sorry, I didn't realize that it had been 22 days instead of a week since I last posted. *cries*

Plus. the Hobbit BotFA is amaaaazing, you need to watch it right now. I went in costume, it was pretty cool man.

Anyways I just posted on my new photography blog,, you should check it out.

Okay Merry Christmas bye.

December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday!

So AG always has a supah Cyber Monday sale, and although it usually starts at twelve when I looked it wasn't up... so I got on earlier this morning and there it was! Try to order fast, because things disappear like bread on the beach of seagulls or something.

November 27, 2014

Linea Wren Lininger + Thanksgiving

Welcome Linea! On my birthday a few weeks ago, my mom gave me a used doll from ebay to fix up: and it's Lanie, the GOtY from 2010! I have always really wanted Lanie, and I'm so excited to have her in my collection. Now, I'm trying to make the decision of whether to get her a new head or a different wig... her current hair is very thin at the roots and dried out. So what do you think? Should I customize Linea, or just get her a new wig? 

And Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you guys have a great day with family! I'm thankful for all of my followers! Thank you for always making me smile. :) 


November 26, 2014

A Few of my Favorite Things! *snowflakes that stay on my nose, etc*

My sister has been getting on me recently, telling me to post more, and the fact is that she's right. :P So, with her as an "accountability partner", I'm going to try to post once a week.

Here is a small list of blogs and Youtube channels that I have been obsessed with recently. (Okay obsessed is harsh)
 Studio C- Okay, so this isn't doll related, but these videos are seriously addicting. They're comedy sketches and are hilarious beyond compare.

The Salty Breeze

The Saltys (renamed the Salty Breeze)- This is one of my all-time favorite doll blogs. The three sisters: Chrissa, Elizabeth and Georgia, all super unique and super awesome!

Down By the Willows- Adelaide is my sister, and who can pass up some advertisement? ;) Anyways, Addy's blog is supah cool and she's the poet-introvert-super cool-tumblrlike type. This picture above is one that I stole from her Pinterest. :)
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AGsmiless- Alexis of AGsmiless is a very talented AGTuber! She makes a series called Aspen Heights with her dolls that is *awesome*! Even Addy thinks that it's okay, and she despises dolls. XD  (Obviously this is not the best picture but I couldn't find anything else)

Now I'm exhausted... XD So enjoy!


November 10, 2014

The Thing About Names....

Yeah, so my creative mind has been going.

Crazy, right?

More like scary.

  But back to the point, I've been thinking about re-naming some of my dolls. Of course, this is super cool in some ways, but in other ways it's lame because then everyone is confused and you have to change all of your "marketing merchandise"... as in if I re-named Saige I would also have to re-name this blog.

Buts I'm going with it, so deal with ti. No, I meant with it. Deal with it. 

 Marie-Grace w/ hazel eyes and #35's wig.

Let me take a moment to freak out over this ah-mazing custom Marie-Grace (I don't know who did this but wow)...

Speaking of Marie Grace, I'm re-naming her.... *drumroll*

Dun dun-nu

*battle of the five armies happens*

*Doctor Who theme song plays*

*Death Star blows up*

Alberta Estelle Lininger

Woah, yeah, what a mouthful. But Alberta it is.

And now I need to go to bed.

November 7, 2014

Who am I?

So yeah, all of my readers know a bit about me:

*I love dolls. (what's that you said?)
*I'm the bookish type, and I love LotR.
*Photography is a hobby of mine.

But who is Dally really?

*I love the Lord with all of my heart.
*Writing stories is my passion, and telling them is a gift.
*I want to be a scientist.
*I'm left handed, and that's a lot different than being right handed.
*I'm kind of on both side of the spectrum: Science and math, reading and art.
*I play oboe, and making music is something amazing.
*I really wish that I was a hipster, but I tend to spend my money on other things than clothes.
*I'd rather be cold than warm.
*I don't have many friends... people probably just think I'm a big joke.
*Sarcasm is my thing.
*Addy. my sister at Down By the Willows is super cool and we do a lot of stuff together.

(insert pictures from Pinterest here)

Don't mind if I do.


Dance ♥

Couldn't forget one of these. :)


October 17, 2014

The Sunflower Blogger Award! (Thaaaaanks Addy)

Hey guys!

The *wonderful* XD Addy from Down By the Willows  nominated me for the Sunflower Blogger Award! Yippee!

- Share 11 facts about yourself.
- Answer the 11 questions set by your nomination blogger.
- Nominate as many bloggers as you want.
- Set questions for the nominated bloggers. 
 WHAT, THERE'S RULES? XD Okay, fine, I'll follow them. 

1. So, yeah, I'm kind of a perfectionist. (Is your shirt wrinkled? *gasp*)
2. I am crazy about photography. 
3. I'm sort of a "jack of all trades", or at least I wish I was. 
4. My hair is fluffy... sort of like an afro. 
5. I play oboe with a symphony group,
6. I like to sew but I never get time. 
7. Captain America is my favorite super hero. 
8. I would rather be outdoors than anywhere else, except it's dark right now. 
9. I really want to be a published author one day, but my two books are waiting slightly unedited. 
10. I feel a lot like Uncle Frank. 
11. I'm tired now. Sleep, anyone?

1. Do you think there are still Hobbits around?
They must live underground or something, I've never seen one, at least.
2. What is your favorite pair of shoes that you own?
Mmm, probably the only boots I own. They have lace and are awesome and stuff. 
3. Are you a Eustace or a Jill?
Probably a Eustace. He's scared, yeah, but he keeps it underneath more than Jill.
4. What do you order at the Coffee Shop?
*slobbers* Vanilla Italian Cream Soda blended with whipped cream, please.
5. You can travel to a different world for one week: which would you pick?
I would travel on the first week of school to avoid it. 
6. Do you like snakes?
Yes, in fact, I do. 
7. What is your favorite type of soup?
Soooup... that one stuff with kale in it. 
8. If you met Tom Hiddleston, what would you do?
Punch him for being Loki and then take a selfie with him. XD
9. Do you like the mountains or the sea?
How about the mountains in the sea?
10. Could you read all night?
Yes, of course.
11. Would you consider yourself to be a genius?
Of course, I am a mastermind. *Mwahaha*
I'd like to nominate Georgia from The Salty's blog. 
And since I like those questions above, I will give those to Georgia to answer. 

1. Do you think there are still Hobbits around?
2. What is your favorite pair of shoes that you own?
3. Are you a Eustace or a Jill?
4. What do you order at the Coffee Shop?
5. You can travel to a different world for one week: which would you pick?
6. Do you like snakes?
7. What is your favorite type of soup?
8. If you met Tom Hiddleston, what would you do?
9. Do you like the mountains or the sea?
10. Could you read all night?
11. Would you consider yourself to be a genius?

October 8, 2014

Sweater Weather

Okay, while I hate the song and the sentence is cliche, I do like sweaters and fall weather is awesome. So I took Elizabeth outside (in a sweater, duh) and took some pictures!

Have a great day! 


October 4, 2014

A Camera!

Well, yes, it's true. I finally stopped complaining about my digital camera and saved up to buy a DSLR. I got it the other day and haven't really stopped messing with it since! Here are some photos I took of Hailee:

Wow, these photos take really long to load. So that's all for now. XD

September 8, 2014

Great Sale at AG!

If you go to the Sale Page at AG, I think you'll be surprised! They have Saige, MG and Cecile, and old JLY items at super awesome prices! The Winter Chalet is only $60! Check it out, especially if you missed Saige and her collection.

(Looking at this nightgown reminded me of how sad I am that Marie Grace and Cecile, Ruthie and Ivy are retired). :(


September 7, 2014

Things Are Flying Around + Samantha!

By things flying around I mean time. Wowza!

Can you believe it's almost been a month since I posted last? Crazy. I've been playing volleyball, oboe, saving up for a DSLR (squeee!) and starting school tomorrow!

  Don't worry, I'm still in love with blogging!

So, Beforever showed up. Right? For the most part I'm kind of "meh" about the whole thing. It seems like they're just gearing the line towards younger girls. Kit's outfits are fluffy and pink, so are Julie's.


And that's Samantha.

I can't tell you how happy I am that they brought Samantha back! She has always been my favorite doll - always. I was first introduced to AG in 2008 when I read Meet Samantha (my mom, who was a teacher, had the book in her classroom) and started saving up to buy Samantha. I ended up using the money on something else instead, but I still love her! Sure, the collection is a bit pink, but can we talk about her Holiday Set?

Wow, yes! I love it!

I really do like the whole clothing line for girls that came with Beforever, too! I would wear almost all of the outfits (except for Julie and Rebecca's) and the styles are really in tune with today's girls! So yeah, I'm not overjoyed, but I don't hate it, either (thanks, Samantha)!


August 14, 2014

A Summer Day

Hey! It's Saige. So today, while Dally was at volleyball practice, we had some fun.

Which basically means lying around with nothing to do. 

 Shola came in to the room and looked at us, sprawled out on the floor. "Do you want to go outside?" She asked.

 "I'm okay," Lucy said, "Too much work." 

I stood up. "I'll come with you!"

"Soooo, what do we do in the 'great outdoors'?" I looked at Shola.

"We could climb a tree." She suggested. 
"Yeah, there's one over there!"

"Wow, it's beautiful out today!" Shola muttered. 

I nodded. "Yeah, it really is!" 

Shola stood at the base of the tree for a moment, then started to climb. 

"Be careful!" I shouted from my safe position on the ground. "Don't hurt yourself!" 

"Come on," she laughed, "it'll be fine!" 

So I hoisted myself onto the lowest branch possible and looked at the ground.

"I-it's a long ways down!" I called in a nervous voice. 

"It's safe!" She said. "Just don't let go of the branch!" As she said this, I let go of the branch to pull a strand of hair out of my eyes. 

"Ouch." I closed my eyes for a few moments and listened to Shola jumping from the branches to get down.

"Are you okay?" She asked as she came over. 

"Yeah, I'm fine." I said and grabbed the hand that she offered, pulling her down into the soft grass.

So, even though I fell out of a tree, today was okay because I got to spend time with my lovely sister! 

What do you do on summer days?