11.17.2014

Awards

So I was nominated on three different blogs to do some awards so thank you so much Polka Dot Bee, Lord's Girls and Darling Dolls!

First award is the You Make Me Smile Award! I was nominated by Darling Dolls and Polka Dot Bee!


Rules:

1. If you've been nominated, answer the questions at the bottom of the post, and nominate five to eight doll blogs and provide five to eight questions for your nominees to answer. You can make up your own questions or just use the one I made. 

2. Link back to the original post about this award on the Oh My Dollies blog 

3. Include this list of rules in your post

4. Add the Your Blog Makes Me Happy Award image (located at the top of this post) to your sidebar or your awards page

(These rules were inspired by the Blogger Recognition Award rules because I thought they were great Blog Award rules :) )

Here are the questions from Darling Dolls:

What is your favorite winter activity?
Snow forts!
This is the one I built with my little sister and brother last year!

My sister and my dog, Murphy! 

Sugar cookies or Gingerbread cookies?
I would say Sugar Cookie. Mmmmm!

What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?
Pumpkin Pie and Yams.

Why did you start your blog?
I had a blog a long time ago called Surfer Girl but I later changed it to Summer Sunshine. That was a really boring and awful blog because I had no clue what I was really doing so I stopped blogging for a while. I loved playing with AG dolls and thought it would be fun to start an American Girl blog.

If you could go to any Ag store, what one would you go to?
The one in Florida. I've never been there, but I've seen videos and it looks awesome!

Saige or Isabelle? 
Saige. I like her story better.

And here are the questions by Polka Dot Bee:

1. Who is the person you admire the most? 
This is a hard question. I don't know...

2. What was your first memory?
Me playing in a sprinkler in my backyard and this one time when I was at the store with my mom... That's a lonnnng story so I'll try to summarize it.... When I was little I sucked my thumb and my parents couldn't get me to stop. (In all the pictures of me as a little girl, I'm sucking my thumb. I WOULD NOT STOP) So, I was sucking my thumb at the store and we were just about to leave when this old guy came up to us and he lost his thumb somehow and he told me that that's what happens when you suck your thumb. That it would fall off! So I was scared and I never sucked my thumb again. And my parents thought it was so funny and they would ask me "What happens if you suck your thumb?" And I would tell them what the guy told me and they just laughed. I didn't find out that wouldn't happen until I was like 10 years old. I'm still bitter about that....lol

3. How many doll's do you want altogether? 
15 maximum. That would be awesome!

4. Do you prefer Historical or Beforever? 
Historical.

5. If or when you have went to an AG store, what would the first thing you do their?  
Look at the dolls!


(I'm putting who I'm nominating at the end of this post and my questions for the people I nominate)

Next Award is the Grateful Blogger Award! I was nominated by Lord's Girls. Thank you!!! :)




Rules:
  • Thank the person who nominated you, they will surely appreciate it! Also, leave a link back to the person who nominated you.
  • Write about ten things you are thankful for. Here is the tricky part though; you can't just say you are grateful for gum or video games or whatever "little" thing it is you want to discuss. Think deeply about what is really really important to you, such as family, or life in it of itself. Explain why you are thankful for those things.
  • Tag ten other bloggers; our goal is to tag everyone!! Comment on the blogs you nominate so that they will know that they were tagged!
  • Add the pic above to your sidebar or award page thanking the person (or people) who tagged you.


  • Ten things I am thankful for:
    1. My family. They are awesome and they make the holidays awesome too!
    2. Freedom in America to read my bible and go to church without risks.
    3. Home School. I do love to learn and I'm glad I'm able to be home schooled!
    4. Food. Seriously, I'm so thankful that we have food when some don't.
    5. My awesome followers! You guys are amazing and I'm so blessed to be part of the AG Blogging world! 
    6. My friends. They are awesome! 
    7. Music. I agree with Guinea Pig Lover! This world would be a very sad place with music and...
    8. Color! Color is so inspirational and beautiful and I'm so thankful I get to enjoy it!
    9. God. His love never fails for me and he's always helping me and just indescribable!
    10. Murphy, my golden. He is such a sweetie and I love him so much! 
    For the Greateful Blogger Award I nominate









    And for the Your Blog Makes Me Smile Award I nominate







    So for the Your Blog Makes Me Smile nominates, here are the questions...


    1. Which American Girl doll do you want next?
    2. If you could create a Girl Of The Year doll, who/what would she be?
    3. What My American Girl doll is your favorite?
    4. Why did you start LOVING AG dolls?
    5. What's your favorite color?
    6. What other companies do you love beside American Girl?
    7. What is your favorite American Girl doll blog?
    8. What's your favorite AG outfit?
    9. Would you rather buy doll items from the store or make them?
    10. Do you play any sports?

    Till next time!!!

    -Meghan 

    P.S Shout out to AG In Ohio!

    11.14.2014

    Picmonkey Fun!

    Hey guys! By now, you probably know about Picmonkey because  I always talk about it in my posts. But, Picmonkey is a free editing website that I LOVE to use when editing my pictures. Sometimes I just make my picture brighter or I actually transform it! I'll show you some pictures that I made on Picmonkey... AG style!

    May the force be with you.... I love star wars so much so I HAD to make a star wars one. 

    Julie as.... Can you think of a comic super hero name for her???

    Morgan on the red carpet! (Her hair got messed up but it stills looks ok!)

    I'm going to make some more so if you have any ideas for them then comment down below!

    -Meghan

    P.S Shout out to a NEW American Girl blog, Picture Perfect AG! She has such a adorable blog and you should defiantly go check out her site!

    11.11.2014

    Craft: Snack Shack!

    Hey everybody! So, there is this AMAZING YouTuber who makes doll crafts and she made a Lemonade Stand that looks awesome! Check out her video below!



    My sister, Heidi and I, really wanted to make this craft because we had all the materials for it. So this is how ours turned out!

    Ta Da! It turned out so cute! I'm really proud about it. Mostly because I made it together with my sister.

    Now, I'll show you some zoom ups of it! 


    The counter, I made it out of cardboard and I glued yellow scrapbook paper to it.

    This is the back. I didn't decorate it very much. But, I did add some greenish-blue paper to the shelf. I also hot glued the wooden dowels(ish thing. I don't know what it's called because it's thicker then a wooden dowel) to the cardboard.

    Side view.

    The counter. I was debating wether or not I should add a sign that said "Snack Stand''. I printed it off but decided I didn't want to add it. lol

    Here's the signs I put up! On the Menu I put Hot Dog, Funnel Cake, Fruit Kabob, Ice Cream, Cake (Chocolate and Vanilla) and Shave Ice (Strawberry, Blueberry and Mango). And Today's Special is a Tropical Berry Smoothie. Also, I wanted to add a canopy-type roof, but it would've blocked the dolls eyes. lol Make sure you cut the wooden dowels taller then the doll.... lol 



    So that's how our craft turned out! Check out My Froggy Stuff's YouTube and Blogger!

    Also, check out Lord's Girls blog because she's super awesome!!! 


    -Meghan

    P.S Shout out to Maple Street Dolls! She had a Wordpress blog but she just switched to Blogger. So make sure to follow her awesome doll blog! :) 




    11.01.2014

    How to add snow to your blog!


    I actually edited this photo on Lunapic, I thought sense I was talking about snow I would show a picture with snow! lol 

    Hey everybody! Today I'm going to show you how to add some holiday cheer to your blog. Well, actually, some snow. ;) Leah asked me how I added the snow and I thought the best way to show how was in a post.

    1. First go to blogger, log in and click on your blog's name.




    2. Now, click on Layout.


    3. Click on Add A Gadget (I accidentally circled underneath the Add A Gadget lol) 


    4. Scroll down till you see the gadget labeled "HTML/JavaScript" and add that.

    5. Type in this code. You don't need a title. Then, click save.





    6. Click Save Arrangements and check out your blog!


    I hope this tutorial was helpful to every body! Bye!

    -Meghan

    P.S Shout out to... Jessica's Whole World!

    Famous People Award!

    Thank you so much Muffins4sale and Doll Daydreams for nominating me! So sweet! :)

     (BY THE WAY, I'M RE-DESIGNING MY BLOG SO THAT'S WHY NOTHING MATCHES. lol)


    Ok, Here are the rules:

    Put up the Famous People Tag Button and link back to the person who tagged (nominated) you.
    Answer the questions
    Tag (nominate) the last 10 people that commented on your blog (excluding anonymytes or the person who tagged you)


    Now, on to the questions!


    1. Who is your favorite singer or group?

    I like Keri Lynn Roche, Chris Tomlin, Lecrae, Carrie Underwood and Hillsong United. But, of course, I have many more.

    2. If your favorite male actor was in the same room as you right now, what would your reaction be?
    Probably like "Ahhhhhh! Stay calm. STAY CALM!!"

    3. Is there a famous person who you used to love, but you've suddenly changed your mind?
    Taylor Swift. I liked when she was country. 

    4. Name a famous person you like whose name starts with v.
    I honestly don't know...

    5. What is one of your favorite red carpet dresses?
    I like...

    Idina Menzel 

    Jennifer Lawrence

    Jennifer Lawrence.

    6. Who's your favorite royal person?
    Kate Middleton. I watched her wedding years ago. And I lovvvve her fashion!

    7. Who is your favorite child actor/actress?
    Hmmm... Not sure. 

    8. Is there an actor/actress that you actually like all the private lives of?
    I don't know what this question is asking...lol

    9. Do you think the actors/actresses have improved over the past 100 years?
    No. There are a few awesome actors but I like a lot of old actors.

    10. What is the weirdest famous people name?
    Daniel RADCLIFFE! lol He played Harry Potter.

    11. Do you think you look like a famous person? Which one?
    A little bit of 
    Alexis Bledel. I have blue eyes, not that bright but I do think I look a little like her. I also have her eye shape.

    Maia Mitchell. I'm not as flawless but I have the same face shape.
    12. Share your favorite famous person quote.
    Here we go!!







    13. Who's your favorite dancer?
    Hard choice.

    14. Who is your favorite actress and why? When did you decide she was your favorite one?
    Robert Downy Jr. and Johnny Depp. (Because of the Pirates of the Caribbean)

    15. Have you ever met/seen/been near a famous person?
    Keri Lynn Roche. That's it though.

    Me and Keri Lynn Roche. She is a singer. My favorite song by her is "Scare on my Heart".

    Ok! Now, I nominate...


    And... YOU! If you want to do this then go right ahead! :)

    This is a really cute award picture. lol

    Bye everybody!! 

    -Meghan

    P.S Shout out to...... American Girl Northwest! :)

      

    10.30.2014

    My Blog's Under Construction

     Hey guys! I just wanna say that I am in the middle of redesigning my blog again so that's why it looks the way it looks. lol

    By the way, do you like the snow on my blog? I like how slow it is so you can still see my posts. It's not like a huge blizzard. lol



    -Meghan


    DOLLAWEEN! What my dolls are going for Dollaween.

    Halloween is TOMORROW!! Yay! So, about a week ago, I made a video of what all my AG dolls are going for Dollaween. Here is the video!


    Happy Dollaween!!! What are you and your dolls going as? 

    -Meghan

    P.S Shout out to Lord's Girls! She is one of my close blogging friends. :) So check out her awesome blog!




    10.23.2014

    American Girl Doll Haul + We got a new AG DOLL!!!!

    Ok. So I'm gonna save the doll for last so she can be the grand finally. I'll give you two hints. She has blond curly hair and she's a Beforever! Ok, now lets get on to the haul!

    Here is the outfit. It came with a headband which has a bow, a red sweater with another bow and a black skirt. It didn't come with any shoes, but that's ok. Because this was only $14 dollars! It is a store exclusive. You could only buy it if you paid over $50 dollars for a item.

    Here is the bow! It's hard to see, but it's sparkly. 

    The sweater!

    So cute!

    Next item my sister bought.

    She got the Easy Breezy Outfit for $38.


    Sooooo cute! 

    Next I bought the Winter Fun Scene! It was only $12 dollars which is a GREAT deal!


    And now, the doll! 



    WE GOT.........








    Caroline! She is soooo pretty!
    I love her eye color!


    (Sorry about the shadow)

    She is gorgeous but, her hair is curly! Ahhhhh! I would REALLY love if you guys could comment some tips and tricks for curly haired dolls. We have to be super gentle with it!

    Thanks guys! Sorry for not posting in a while, I'm going through some stuff and it's like I don't even feel like blogging. I'm trying to blog more often.

    -Meghan

    P.S Shout out to American Girl Place!





    10.13.2014

    American Girl Store in Columbus!

    This is inside the mall, isn't that a cute vintage movie theaters??

    So cutttte! :)

    Ok, now we are at the AG store..

    My older sister loves Kit! She has her when she was little. #ThrowbackThursday! (Except it's not Thursday.... lol)

    The Bitty Baby/Beforever section!

    I loved Kaya's Pow Wow dress! A Pow Wow is where Native Americans gathered and celebrated and danced to drums! They dressed up fancy like this and painted their faces! I've been to a Pow Wow! lol

    Heidi with Isabelle! So stylish!

    My American Girl doll section.

    And now, some selfies in the car..... Drinken our Taco Bell Slushies! Mountin Dew flavor. Oh yes, we were hyper. Ignore the pictures and craziness. lol






    I will post later what we bought so stay tuned!!

    -Meghan









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