Redesigning Plans

HELLO!

One of my summer goals is to re-design my blog. I feel like the design isn’t quite… up to date, perhaps?

I want to make it cleaner and more professional (and pretty!! 😉 )

I’ve made a color palette, inspired by Megan and Clara‘s DIY Design, and I thought I’d share…

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It’s basically like my current one, but it’s fun to put it in a palette. What do you think?

 

So you may see some changes around here for a while, and I would love to hear your feedback and ideas!

 

What are your thoughts on Smile and Craft AG being redesigned? What do you like and/or dislike about my current design? Do you have any suggestions for the new design?

 

Also, is anyone doing July Nano and in need of/have room for a cabin member? I’ll be gone for some of July, so might not be able to be super active, but would like to join a cabin for Nano, if I can find a good one, and would love to be with blogger friends! 🙂

 

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Hmm, maybe I’ll even make a new sign-off!

P.S. Anyone know where I can find a cute yellow watercolor (or something like that) daisy graphic for free?

The Sunshine Blogger Award… Times 2!

Hello there!

I haven’t done an award in a while!

I was nominated twice for the Sunshine Blogger Award, (Possibly more, sorry if I missed yours!) so I’m going to answer the questions for both in this post! Thanks so much to Rebekah and Diamond!

I hope you’re ready for a bunch of questions!

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Rules: 

  • Thank the person/persons that nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions your nominator has given you.
  • Nominate 11 other people and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  • List the rules and display the award.

 

I’ll start with Rebekah’s questions!

1) Are you an indoor person or an outdoor person?

Indoor 🙂

2) What is your least favorite blog post that you’ve done?

Probably The Thomas Family Pets Part 4… I just felt like the storyline got really boring, but I like the first three parts pretty well 🙂 (It was my first photoseries!).

3) What is your biggest pet peeve?

I’m not sure… But hearing people eat isn’t very fun. XD

4) If you could change your name, what would you change it to? 

I don’t know, I like my name. 🙂 How about Grace? XD LOL

5) Rollerskating or ice skating? 

Ice skating, but I guess rollerskating is more practical.

6) Who is the person, alive or dead, who has influenced you the most? 

I’d say my Mom!

7) What’s your favorite subject?

Perhaps history. Writing and reading are good, too!

8) Brownies or cookies?

Cookies. (Though brownies are Amazing!)

9) What’s your least favorite food?

Raw tomatoes? I guess oysters are weird to eat….

10) Would you consider yourself more introverted or extroverted?

Introverted.

11) Pencils or pens?

Pencils. Even though they can be lighter and more smudgy.

 

 

And here are Diamond’s!

1) Have you ever taken your doll on vacation with you? 

Yes! I took Julie to Colorado!

2) What piece of doll clothing do you wish came in your size? 

I don’t think I had ever really thought of that before. But the Our Generation outfits A Real Cool Cat and For the Frill of It are really cute.

3) Do your friends and family know about your AG blog?

Yes. Well, not everyone, but my immediate family does, and several friends/family.

4) First thing you’d do if you won the lottery?

Probably freak out… Ok, ok, um, probably do some serious planning. (Yeah I guess that wasn’t much better…)

5) If you had to give away one of your dolls, who would it be?(I know, so hard!)

I didn’t see this one coming! Oh dear… but… but… well, I can’t do Julie, because she’s my first… and Grace is so pretty… and Clara has such a fun personality… but Caroline, though! AAAH! I guess Caroline, but thankfully I don’t have to 🙂 .

6) How long do you think you’ll be posting on your blog?

I don’t know, probably a while! 🙂

7) Favorite AG tuber?

I don’t really follow AG tubers much. Does MyFroggyStuff count?

8) Which one of your dolls personalities are most like yours? 

Good question! Maybe Grace, except she might be more outgoing.

9) What color is the room you are in?

The walls are a grey color!

10) Favorite pet you’ve ever had?

Our current cat, Clifford. At least, as far as I can remember he’s my favorite.

11) Favorite subject in school?

As mentioned earlier, probably history, writing, or reading. 😀

 

That was fun!! I hope you all enjoyed, (and fantastic job if you made it through all those questions!)

I nominate:

Ruthie-Grace

Kait

Victoria

Tenley 

Rutvi 

Mirra

Kara

Clara

Christian Homeschooler 

Kiki

Hannah 

 

My Questions:

  1. What are you wearing right now?
  2. Do you prefer a Ponytail or Braid?
  3. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life, what book would you choose?
  4. What is your favorite word?
  5. Reading or writing?
  6. Would you rather read a book while sitting under a tree, or in a tree?
  7. If you could take a week-long vacation to any one place in the world for free, where would you choose?
  8. Favorite ice cream flavor?
  9. Tea or coffee?
  10. What is one of the strangest dreams you can remember?
  11. If you could choose a superpower to have, what would it be?

 

I hope you enjoyed this/these tag(s)!! 😀

Do you have a least favorite blog post? A least favorite food? What is your favorite pet that you had/have?

 

Buh-bye! 😉

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Blogiversary GIVEAWAY WINNER!!!

Hello!!! (!!)

Are you ready???

(Squeee!)

Well, you saw the title (right?) … so let’s begin!!


 

First off, I wrote down all the names of those who entered (multiple times if they had extra entries)

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There were about 13 people who entered, and about 21 entries!

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Then I (after double checking that I got all the entries in) cut each name separately, placed them in a bowl, and mixed thoroughly . (Can you feel the excitement rising? XD )

Then my mom and I prayed that God would provide the right person to be chosen (After all, He’s in control of everything–even this giveaway!), and then…

 

I had my mom close her eyes and draw a name!

 

Are you ready to see the winner of Smile and Craft AG’s first ever giveaway??

 

Apron Giveaway!

 

The winner is…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations, Light4theLord!

I will email you about your winning shortly! (Please reply within 7 days, or I may have to pick another winner.)

 

Thank you SO much to everyone who entered!! I’m so glad that you could be a part of this, and I hope you enjoyed participating!

 

I guess that’s it, then! Congratulations, again, Light4theLord!!

 

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P.S. I want to give a shout-out to Charis (Also known as Grace) who just launched her new, self-hosted blog, Charis Rae! She is doing a blog tour, as well!

 

Cowgirl Caroline

Hello! It’s me, Caroline. 🙂

Today I decided (or, should I say, Gracie decided and I eagerly obliged!) that I would go riding! So I put on a cute cowgirl-themed outfit and went for a ride, while Gracie followed me with her camera… 

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I hope you enjoy these pictures. 🙂

 

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Better pack a light lunch for later 🙂

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All ready; let’s head out!

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Giddy-up!

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Look, there’s a perfect place to stop for lunch!

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We’ll, I suppose we’d better head home now.

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It’s been a lovely afternoon riding you!

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Those are all of them! I had a great time riding. You also may have noticed, that I never used a name with her, because she doesn’t have one yet. I’d love if you’d give us some name suggestions for her! 🙂


 

Hi there! It’s Gracie here!

I hope you enjoyed the pictures of Caroline’s little ride!

Have you ever gone horseback riding? Which picture is your favorite? Do you have any names for the horse?

 

Before you go… Be sure to enter my One-Year Blogiversary Giveaway! All entries are due by Midnight/11:59 p.m. on Friday!! 

Apron Giveaway!

 

Post for you later!

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One Year BLOGIVERSARY! +Giveaway!!

Happy June 6th!

Today marks Smile and Craft AG’s one year Blogiversary!! Woohoo!

One Year Blogiversary

My first post was published this day, last year. Here it is, if you’d like to see it!

So much has happened over the past year.

I moved,

I visited Colorado,

I achieved 100+ followers,

I improved in blogging,

And SO much more!

 

Thank you to all my lovely readers for supporting this blog and making blogging such a wonderful experience!

 

Here are some stats from my year of blogging!

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 Smile and Craft AG’s top 3 commenters are:

  1.  Madison
  2. Bella
  3. Kiki

 

In celebration of one year of Smile and Craft AG, I’m hosting my first ever giveaway!

What’s being given away, you ask?

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I’ll be giving away this cute little apron! (I used a McCall’s pattern to sew it. I think the pattern was from Walmart, by the way. )

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It’s made with a cute floral cotton fabric, with white lining and trims.

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It ties in the back, around the neck, and around the waist/back.

So, are you ready to enter to win this pretty apron for your dolls?

Apron Giveaway!

The Rules to Enter:

  • Comment down below that you would like to enter this giveaway.
  • If you are under 18, then get a parents permission to enter. If you win, I’ll need your address to ship it to you!
  • This giveaway is open to the USA and Canada.
  • Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 16 (2017 😉 ).

 

To get extra entries, you can…

  • Share this giveaway on social media (Pinterest, your own blog, etc.). Then come back to comment and tell me where you shared it! (1 extra entry per share)

 

I hope you enjoy participating in Smile and Craft AG’s first ever giveaway! Have fun, and good luck to you all!!

Are you entering? How far back did you follow/start reading Smile and Craft AG?

 

 

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