Caption It! #3 Winner!!

Happy Sunday!

Are you ready to see the winner for Caption It #3 ?

 

Thank you all for all of your captions and votes! First I’ll show the picture and then I’ll put the winning caption/author below!

 

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Julie (earlier): Clara, just a fair warning, Grace just had a double espresso without me knowing so be careful…

*Clara goes outside to enjoy the sunny weather*

Clara: Grace! Why are you out here acting like it’s raining?

Grace: I am a math expert! Two plus two is nineteen hundred thousand and eight!!! HA! *throws unbrella* TAKE THAT ALBERT EINSTEIN!

Clara: You are NEVER having coffee ever again.

 

Congratulations Emma!!

 

This Caption It was drawn out quite long (I apologize for that…), but I hope you enjoyed it!

 

Would you like to see another Caption It post sometime?

Let’s try something a little new…

For my next post, would you like to see Clara on the beam, or a tutorial on curling/styling Caroline’s hair?

 

Also, before you go, check out American Girl Doll Artist’s post! It’s a very sweet post, and it’s about her mom, who’s fighting cancer. AGDA also has a shop where you can buy shirts to support them!

 

Have a wonderful day! 🙂

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Meet the Mini Dolls!

Hello!

I hope you all had a good Mother’s Day, last Sunday! Remember to honor your mother (and father!) for all that they do for you!

 

Clara is going to take over now. 🙂


 

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Hi Everyone! Guess what I get to show you today?

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The mini dolls!!! It’s about time you met them, I think. 🙂

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Gracie’s planning to add a link to this post on the “Meet the Dolls” page, and she added a little bit to our profiles, too, so be sure to check it out!

Now, let’s get in to actually meeting the minis!

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Let’s start with Julie’s, the oldest’s, doll and then proceed from the minis owned by the oldest to the youngest.

This is Cecile! She and Marie-Grace, who are pre-Beforever historicals, were our first minis!

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Cecile is eight years old, the oldest of the minis, and likes to cook. She’s fun, sometimes stubborn, and likes to goof off with her sisters, though she is also good at standing up when things are getting too out of hand.

Any words for the readers, Cecile?

Hello! *waves*

Ok… That’s all?

Um, thanks for reading!!

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Next up we have Molly, a first edition, glass-eyed mini, and one of Caroline’s dolls!

Um, Molly?

I’m adjusting my glasses… 

Ok… They look fine to me…

Ok… but if you had glasses you would understand how they get uncomf–

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Hey! I have glasses!

Well… you aren’t wearing them…

I’m NOT?

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OOF! Hey…!

Where in the world could they be??

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AHA! Here they are!!

Ok…

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Alright! Much better! Now, where were we?

You were introducing me and then you dropped me…

Oh, right. Sorry Molly!

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Molly is six years old. She is a bit shy and reserved, and likes reading. She can be a little mischievous sometimes, and she doesn’t like being the center of attention.

Any extra words, Molly?

I don’t think so… 

Ok. Thanks for joining us, Molly.

You’re welcome.*shy smile*

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This here is Samantha, also glass-eyed, and also Caroline’s!

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Mini Sam is six years old, and the youngest of the minis. She likes to joke around, play, and try to get Molly to go on mischievous adventures with her and Kit.

Any words, Sammy?

I saw cake in the fridge, may I have some? 

Um, sure, but do you have any words for our readers?

Oh! Um… I love cake! And playing outside with Kit!

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Speaking of Kit, Kit is up next! She is–

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Kit!!

What?

Why is your hair a wreck? And you don’t have your shoes on? You know you’re in a post!

Sorry, I was climbing trees outside.

Alright, well, go get yourself cleaned up, ok? Then come on back.

*Scampers off*

Just a minute please. Sorry for the delay.

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*Scampers back* Better? 

Much! So anyways, this is Kit! She is one of the Beforever minis, and is Grace’s doll.

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Kit is seven years old. She and Samantha get along really well, as they both like playing outside and being silly. Samantha looks up to Kit, and thinks she’s hilarious and fun. Kit’s mischief sometimes gets out of hand, but she tries to be a good example and big sister to Sam.

Do you have anything to say to the readers?

Out of hand? I don’t get out of hand! Oh… well, I guess, there was that one time… 

And some other times…

Ok, maybe I do get a little out of hand sometimes… 

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This here is Marie-Grace! She is one of my dolls!

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Marie-Grace is eight years old. She has the sweetest personality of the mini dolls. Marie-Grace is a pretty quiet girl, and very thoughtful. She likes being around her family or in her room reading. Cecile is her best friend.

Anything to say, Marie-Grace?

It was nice meeting you all!

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Before we go, just check out her HAIR! It’s so long and shiny and soft! 😄 I love it.

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Last but not least, we have Rebecca, another pre-Beforever mini! Um… Rebecca?

Be out in a minute! I’m fixing my hair!

Oh, um, ok… Just try to hurry! We have people waiting!

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Here I am! I need to look my best for the readers, don’t you think?

Ok. So here is Rebecca, she is my second doll, and the last of our minis.

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Rebecca is our fashionista; though, you may have already figured that out. She is seven years old. Rebecca likes to spend her time styling her and her sisters’ hair and begging us to let her try out a little makeup. She can be a little bossy sometimes, but can be kind, as well.

Anything to say, Rebecca?

So… can I wear makeup? 

*chuckles* No, Rebecca. You don’t need any at your age, anyways. I don’t wear it, either. Anything else?

Goodbye, readers!

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Well, I guess that concludes our meet and greet! I hope you enjoyed meeting all the minis! And be sure to go check out the “Meet the Dolls” page to check out the update!!

Bye!


 

Before I go,

What did you think of the pictures in this post?

I took them in my closet where my dollhouse/bookshelf is, so it was kind of like an experiment, and lighting was a challenge. Some of them are better than others, because I figured out new methods as I went. I edited these, too 🙂 . Feedback is appreciated!

Also, I plan to post the winner of Caption It! #3 very soon! So go ahead and vote, here, if you haven’t yet!

 

Bye!

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Doll-Sized Fun Finds!

Aloha! 🙂

For a while now, I’ve been collecting pictures of doll-sized things that I’ve come across in stores so that I could share them in a fun find post!

This is a little different than a normal fun find post though, because I didn’t actually buy the items, but they are good for inspiration!

 

Doll sized fun finds

Let’s begin, then!

(Note: I took these pictures with my phone, in stores, so the photos may not be the best quality.

I also edited these using Picmonkey, as I do for most of my pictures on this blog. 🙂 )

 

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First off, we have a small “return air grille.” I believe that I found this at Lowe’s, and I thought that it could be used as doll window shutters! You could paint two dowels white, and stick them vertically in the middle of each shutter set before hanging it on your doll’s wall.

 

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Next, also at Lowe’s, I think, are some mini lampshades! These would probably be too big for a desk lamp, but I think they would work well for a floor lamp!

 

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If you want a doll dresser, a jewelry box could make a great option!

 

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I found these metal measuring cups, and I thought the smallest could make a good doll pot.

 

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Next up, a Target find, are these table placemats, that look like great doll rugs to me! It looks like the ones in this picture are ranging from about $2 to $4.

 

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Eek! Pardon the glare!

Here is a bitty paint roller that I found! The package says two inch, and I think that that is referring to the sponge roller, not the length of the plastic part.

 

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Another doll dresser option is one of these storage containers. They seem kind of deep, but that might not matter, depending on the size of your doll room.

 

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And last but not least are these adorable little pots! The ones on the lower shelf are a little bit bigger than the one I’m holding, and would also work for doll pots. I believe you can find these at a craft store such as Joann or Hobby Lobby, or you could possibly find them in a garden store/section.

 

I guess that’s it! I hope you enjoyed and were inspired by these fun finds!

 

What are some things that you have re-purposed for your dolls? Have you noticed (or not noticed) any of these doll-sized things before?

 

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Caption It! #3 – VOTING!

Long time no Caption It! I apologize that it took me so long to get this up; I guess Nano and other business and such got me behind.

But enough apologies and excuses, it is well time for the post!

 

A lot of people commented with captions (about 15, if I counted correctly!)! Thank you so much everyone for all of your great captions!

 

Here’s how the voting works:

  • I post the picture to be captioned
  • I post a few of my favorite captions below it
  • and you vote for your favorite caption with the poll!

 

Let’s go!

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There were so many great ones, but here are four captions that I picked for you to vote on:

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Clara: “Grace, what on EARTH are you doing in a yellow suit and rain boots out on the street? You’re ridiculous! It’s a mercy that no one’s out here…”

Grace: “Shh! See that big shadow in front of us? I don’t dare look at it, since it might be a monster, and so I’m pretending to be a statue.”

Clara: “You haven’t answered my…”

Grace: “Shh!”

Clara: “Take off those rainboots before I–”

Grace: “SHH!!”

 

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Clara: Grace, it’s sunny and hot and basically summer. WHY are you wearing a raincoat?

Grace: It’s like the Boy Scout Model says–Be prepared.

Clara: Then I take it you are prepared for the Math test tomorrow?

Grace: WHAAAT?!?

 

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Clara: Grace. It’s not raining.

Grace: But I just got back from my babysitting job.

Clara: And?

Grace: That got me thinking… I could be Mary poppins!

Clara: Mary Poppins isn’t real Grace.

Grace: Yes, but I am. Just watch, my umbrella will carry me up in the air, and then we’ll fly kites!

Clara: At least you’re dressed for 1 out of 2 occasions you’ve planned.

 

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Julie (earlier): Clara, just a fair warning, Grace just had a double espresso without me knowing so be careful…

*Clara goes outside to enjoy the sunny weather*

Clara: Grace! Why are you out here acting like it’s raining?

Grace: I am a math expert! Two plus two is nineteen hundred thousand and eight!!! HA! *throws unbrella* TAKE THAT ALBERT EINSTEIN!

Clara: You are NEVER having coffee ever again.

 

And now here’s where you cast your vote! May the best caption win! 😉

 

Bye for now!

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Review! Our Generation “Math Whiz” Set

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Hello!

I’m here today with a review for you all of a really fun, Our Generation (A brand of 18 inch dolls and accessories sold at Target) set!

I was at Target the other day and stopped in at the Our Generation aisle, and found their “Math Whiz” set. It was so cute that I decided to buy it! It was one of their $7 sets.

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Here is the set! This set has such a great play value with its many, many pieces. The pieces are very functional, too!

It comes with a calculator, a notebook, a supply case, a compass, a ruler, a pencil, a pencil sharpener, an eraser, a rectangle triangle ruler, an isosceles triangle ruler, and a protractor. (11 pieces!)

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Here is the calculator. It is purple (thought the picture looks kind of pink) with black buttons. The buttons can’t be pressed, but they are ‘three dimensional’.

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And the ruler! It has little inch marks on one side and centimeter marks on the other, just like a real ruler! It goes to 10 doll-sized inches, and 20 doll-sized centimeters.

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The back has a nice, wood-like texture.

 

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Here are the triangle rulers and the protractor. They are yellow, orange, and blue, and are transparent.

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One thing fun about the triangle rulers is that the marks on them line up with the centimeter marks on the ruler, so they are more realistic.

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Here is (left to right) the compass, eraser, pencil, and pencil sharpener.

The stick part of the compass that holds the pencil moves like a real compass.

The eraser is neat, because it feels like it is a more rubbery plastic, so it feels different from the other supplies, and more like a real eraser. The pencil eraser doesn’t feel like this, though.

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Now this is super fun, the pencil fits into the sharpener…

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And into the compass! I love how Our Generation designed it like this. It makes for a great play value!

My pencil seems to have some scuff marks, perhaps from sliding through the compass. The paint on the pencil seems a little sloppy where the eraser/silver/wood parts meet (you can see how the pink bled down into the silver), but I don’t really mind.

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Here is the supply case and notebook. They both have math inspired designs on them, and the case says “I love math” in English and in French.

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The note book is filled with white blank white paper.

And you know what the best part of the supply case is?…

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I fits ALL of the supplies in it! (Not including the notebook.) Woohoo!

 

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Grace likes her new school supplies!

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Whattcha working on, Grace?

 

Overall, this is a wonderful set, and with versatile pieces and a great play value! If you want some school supplies for your doll, I would definitely recommend it!

The price of $7 is great, too! If it were sold at American Girl, it would probably be around $30. 😮

I rate it 5/5 stars! 🙂

 

Did you enjoy this review? What are your thoughts on Our Generation? Do you have any doll things from Our Generation (or another doll brand) that you really enjoy?

 

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