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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The One Lovely Blog Award

Hello!

I was nominated by Kiki and Abby to do this award! Thanks!!

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog,
  2. Post about the award,
  3. Share seven facts about yourself,
  4. Nominate at most 15 people,
  5. Tell your nominees the good news!

Let’s begin! (or should I say continue, since I’ve already done steps 1 and 2… 😉 )

7 Facts about myself (that you might not know yet):

  1. I have several nicknames. A few of which are silly ones from friends, and aren’t really used anymore.
  2. I really like art. I especially like drawing people. I have been enjoying painting lately, too.
  3. I have a dollhouse-type setup in my closet. I hope to do a tour sometime!!
  4. I love singing. If I didn’t like singing, I’d probably have to be a different person. Singing is basically part of my everyday life XD .
  5. I tend to be the kind of person who enjoys performing for people. I sing for my church, I’m in a drama group, and a few (several?) years ago when I went to private school, there was a speech contest and I wanted to be chosen to say my speech in front of the school. (I did end up getting chosen, if you were wondering, and I think I did OK, except for the part where I forgot what to say next and didn’t seem to remember that I had brought my note cards with me!)
  6. And yet, I am an introvert 🙂 (Well, I’m not too introverted).
  7. Wow! It’s the last one! Well, let’s see… it’s possible you know this, but I do gymnastics! It’s a lot of fun. I’m only in level two, though, because I started pretty late. 🙂

 

Nominees:

I hope you enjoyed reading this award!

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Aaand, here is my BIBPC entry!

The subject is “Sweet” and I am on Team Owl!

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Mmmm *licks lips*

Story:

I think these were actually the first treats that popped into my head when I got the category. And then when I told my mom about it, she gave me this cute little beaded plate to use!

Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you Kiki for nominating me for this Award! I’m excited to do it!

 

Here are the Rules:

Thank the nominator! And give a link to their blog or blogs

  • Write a post about this award
  • Give a short bit about how/why you started your website
  • Give some advice for bloggers.
  • Nominate 15 bloggers
  • Tell those 15 bloggers via comment!

 

How/why I started this blog:

Let’s start at the very beginning (it’s a very good place to staaart!). So I had a couple dolls, and I loved crafting for them! My friend who also had dolls introduced me to My Froggy Stuff, a super great doll crafting blog. (Her crafts are AMAZING. If you haven’t checked out My Froggy Stuff, and like doll crafting, then I highly recommend you do!)

I began to use her site, and I started looking for doll crafts elsewhere as well. I believe the two main blogs I found that inspired me in my road to my own blog were American Girl Fan and Fun with AG Fan. At first I looked at their blogs for the crafts, but eventually started reading and enjoying other posts.

Somewhere along the road, I decided I wanted to start my own blog! I waited for perhaps six months (I think I wanted to wait until summer), and then started Smile and Craft AG (by then I had all four dolls)! I’m very grateful for the great examples I had to start me off on blogging, and it’s been so fun finding, reading, and following other amazing doll blogs, as well as growing my own!

 

Advice for other bloggers:

Oooh, this is great, because I wrote my post on blogging tips (you can find it here), but there was one thing I left out that is important to me! So here it is:

I highly recommend replying to people who comment on your blog. It feels more special and personal to have a reply to your comment. I, personally, appreciate seeing my comments replied to on other blogs. Something about it makes a blog seem so much better. Of course, maybe your blog is super big and you get a bunch of comments and have no time to reply, and that is ok (maybe just reply to readers’ questions), but if you are able to, replies are wonderful!

If you’d like to see more advice, you can check out my blogging tips post 🙂

 

I nominate:

Grace

Grace (there are so many Grace/Gracie’s in the blogosphere; I could probably name off five right now!)

Kara

Jaclynn

Blackiesunshine

Megan

Allison

Christian Homeschooler

Emma

Maelyn

 

And I’m stopping at ten, because 15 is A LOT of people to think of (not to mention comment with the news!)! So if you would like to be nominated for this tag, let me know in the comments! 🙂

And, I believe that’s it… *goes back and checks the rules*

I hope you liked reading this award! Thanks again to Kiki for nominating me!

 

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