Grace and the Greenery – A Photoshoot + Updates

Hi everyone!

Today I have a photoshoot of Grace to show you, and also some updates on summer posting on Smile and Craft AG! Enjoy!

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One of my summer goals is to use a blogging schedule during break. This past semester kept me busy with school and work, so since summer has arrived, I have some more free-time, and should be able to post more often (and more consistently)!

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So today (Thursday) I decided that I would plan to start a schedule to post every Thursday!

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Thus, once our backyard was shady I grabbed Grace (who I had dressed for a photoshoot the other day), and got some photos of her around some big green bushes we have. And then I did the editing and finished the post tonight 😛 !

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Hopefully I will keep up the schedule so that you all can expect a post each week on Thursday!

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But, next week should be different because…

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Wednesday is Smile and Craft AG’s 2nd blogiversary!!!

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I’m planning something special, so stay tuned for then!

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And enjoy the rest of the shoot!

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Before you go, Charis is hosting a giveaway for her 1-year blogiversary! She’s giving away The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson. Check it out here!

 

Which photo is your favorite? What do you think I will do for Smile and Craft AG’s blogiversary? Would you be interested in a Photoshop photo editing tutorial?

 

I look forward to posting here more often this summer!

 

Have a blessed day!

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Winner of the Cowgirl-Style Fashion Show! + Behind the Scenes

Hello!

Ready to see the winner?

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In my last post I asked you all to vote again so that a winner could be decided from the two tied dolls. Unfortunately, in the first few days my plan wasn’t quite working. The votes changed for the two dolls… the same amount!

I didn’t close out the poll on Saturday because I wanted to have my mom break the tie. But instead, before I got around to having my mom vote, someone came to the post and cast a vote…

And the tie was broken!!

So, again, Are you ready to see who won?

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Grace Renae!!

 

Here is her winning photoshoot!

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Pretty much Grace’s whole outfit is various pieces from Our Generation sets, excepting the boots (and earrings).

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I would guess the boots might be Springfield, but I can’t remember.

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I had asked you all if you wanted to see some behind-the-scenes pictures (mostly consisting of Callie’s ventures onto the set!), and a lot of you did, so here they are!

 

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And here she is, popping in during Grace’s pictures! She looks a bit distracted.

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Hehehehe… 😉

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Here’s Caroline being silly with her long braids.

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And Callie seeing what’s up. ☺

 

I hope you enjoyed, and congratulations to Grace! 😀

 

Which of Grace’s pictures was your favorite? Do you have pets (or just dolls!) that do silly things in your photoshoots?

Spring break is on its way! Mine’s coming up the week after this coming week (next week). When’s yours?

 

Have a blessed day!

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‘Tis the Season – Holiday Series Part Three – Hot Chocolate Recipe

 

Hi everyone! Grace here!

 

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Can you believe that there is less than a week until Christmas?

Today we are doing part three of our Christmas post series. Here is the schedule:

     Part One, Wednesday, December 13Caroline, Collection Post {Check!}

     Part Two, Saturday, December 16 : Clara, Craft Post {Check!}

     Part Three, Tuesday, December 19: Grace, Recipe Post

     Part Four, Friday, December 22: Julie, Photostory Post

 

Wow! We’re nearing the end of the series! It’s been a lot of fun for us, and I hope for you, too!

As you probably know, I love baking. So today, I have a recipe to show you for some easy hot chocolate! (Without hot chocolate mix 😉 , so if you don’t have any on hand, this recipe is for you!)

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Let’s begin!

You will need…

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Ingredients:

  • About 2 Tablespoons of Chocolate chips (or chopped up chocolate)
  • About a cup of milk (Almond milk works too!)
  • Optional: Sugar
  • Optional topping ideas: Marshmallows, Whipped cream, crushed candy cane

Note: You don’t need to measure the milk exactly, and the chocolate can be approximate, too.

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First, pour the milk into your mug.

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Then stick it in the microwave and heat it up for one minute.

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Put your two tablespoons of chocolate chips into your mug. Be careful, sometimes the milk splatters when you drop them in.

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Now stir it all up until your chocolate chips are melted into the milk!

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And you have your hot chocolate! Yum! A few notes: 1) There may be some little chocolate bits still floating around that don’t dissolve; 2) I like to microwave the hot chocolate another 30 seconds to try and get the chocolate to melt further; 3) You may add in some sugar if you want it sweeter.

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Also feel free to add toppings! I chose whipped cream and crushed candy cane!

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And that’s it! I hope you enjoy!!

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Here is Gracie’s hot chocolate–the human-sized version of this recipe! 🙂

 

 

 

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoy the recipe, and be sure to come back later for Julie’s post–the last post of the series!!

What is one of your favorite Christmas recipes? Are you going to try this hot chocolate?

Bye!

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P.S. Here is the link to the original recipe I based this one off of.

P.P.S. AG mugs are not microwave safe. 😉

 

A Walk in the Forest – A Grace Photoshoot, with a New Look…

Hi!

Today I have the photoshoot I got of Grace in the woods! I hope you will enjoy.

The new look, you ask?

For one, she’s in a special outfit, but that’s not really it…

In this shoot, she has no bangs!

BUT WAIT! Don’t panic! I just tied and pinned them back into her braid XD hehe.

Enjoy!


 

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Which picture was your favorite? Do you like Grace better with or without bangs? Thoughts on the watermarks (Too distracting/noticable, Hard to read, etc.)?

 

Have a blessed day!

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Grace Explores the Woods

I took the pictures for this photostory while on vacation! Enjoy!

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Hi there! It’s Grace here! Today I’m going to explore the woods around the cabin!

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Ah, it’s so beautiful out–

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EEK! I nearly ran into that web! *shudders*

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Well, here we are! The great outdoors!

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That way is towards the road, so I won’t explore that way…

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But instead I’ll explore this way!

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Hmm, what’s around here…?

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Oooh look! A swing!!

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But… it’s to tall for me… *sigh*

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There are a lot of pine cones around here! They’re so interesting!

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Now this looks like fun!

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Woohoo!

Oh, wait… um, where’d the cabin go?? I certainly don’t want to get lost! (although, I suppose, the last time turned out pretty interesting!)

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Phew, false alarm! There it is over there!

Now, let’s see, what else is there to do around here?

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Ah, look at that! A cliff to conquer!!

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*heaves*

Al…most… there…!!

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Yes! I made it!!

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Well, this has been a whole lot of fun, but I guess it’s time to head home (or, that is, to the cabin) now.

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Bye everyone! Thanks for reading!

Stay tuned for a photoshoot of me later on!!


 

Did you enjoy Grace’s little woodsy adventure? Like Grace mentioned, stay tuned for a photoshoot I got of her on vacation (In a special outfit!)

 

Have a blessed day!

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