It’s been almost four months since I last posted. It’s crazy to think about, but it has.
There’s a reason for that.
It’s also been almost two years since I started this blog. In preparation for writing this post, I took a long trip down memory lane. To the very beginning. On October 1, 2017, I published my first post on this blog. In it, I explained why I started it.
Continue reading “Goodbye For Now (Please Read)”
If I learned anything from our guessing game, it’s that there is a suspicious amount of retired dolls with green eyes and a love for animals. 🙂 But, are you ready to meet my new doll?
Continue reading “Meet Natasha-My New Doll!”
Hi guys! Welcome back to my blog! I know it’s been a while. I’d love to start posting once a week, but I don’t know if that’s going to happen. Thanks for sticking with me.
On that note, I have some really exciting news. Guys, I got a new doll! Not just any doll-my dream doll. The one doll I wanted for years. The one I planned on getting, but got Emmy instead. The one I “stalked” on eBay and saved up money for. But, it turns out, I didn’t need to.
It happened on Valentine’s Day. Instead of a book and chocolate, like I usually get, my parents gave me a huge bag with some doll clothes and……..
Continue reading “There’s Someone I’d Like You To Meet…”
Doll lovers, we are finally here! The night of the 2018 Paisley Awards! I’m your host, Emmy Miranda Merriman and I’m really excited to present some awards to some awesome bloggers.
For those of you who need a little refresher, The Paisley Awards are a fun way to celebrate the accomplishments of doll bloggers on all platforms. There are 6 categories and each blogger can only win one. They were originally started by Samantha from AGDollAwesome. This is their third year.
Before we begin, if you didn’t win, please don’t be sad. You are an amazing doll blogger and you should continue doing what you love for as long as you’d like to.
Each of our winners tonight will receive a coveted Golden Paisley. Now, let’s get started!
Continue reading “The Paisley Awards 2018-Ceremony!”
Hey guys! I know, I know. It’s been a while. The Paisley Awards are in the works and should be up this weekend!
Anyway, Happy Valentine’s Day! Though this photo shoot wasn’t originally intended to be Valentine’s Day themed, I think it works pretty well with the holiday. I took all of the photos a few weeks ago on a snow day. Summer is wearing the ‘Tis the Season Party Dress from American Girl. These are some of my favorite photos that I have ever taken. So, without further ado…
Continue reading “A Rose in the Snow-A Photo Shoot”
*Yawn* Good morning. *Yawn* It’s 7:30 am on a Tuesday and oh my minions, we have off of school today! Yay!*Yawn* I was *Yawn* going to sleep in, but someone *Cough* Felicity woke me up.
Today, I’m going to *Yawn* be showing you a typical day in my life, the life of Melody Taylor Bea Merriman!
Continue reading “A Day in the Life of Melody”
Hello, dollies! Welcome back to The Paisley Awards! I’m your host, Emmy Miranda Merriman. The nominations are in and now it’s time for you to vote. But first, here’s a quick refresher about our awards.
The Paisley Awards were started in 2017 by Samantha from AGDollAwesome. This year, we took over the job of hosting! The Paisley Awards are a fun way to show your support for the American Girl Doll blogging community. There are three parts: Nominations (Which already happened), voting (What you’re reading now), and the actual awards.
The awards show will take place on February 3, 2019. If you win, one of your dolls will come to accept the award. Of course, it won’t be your actual doll. One of our dolls representing your dolls will come. If we don’t have your doll, one that looks like you will accept the award.
That’s all there is to it!
How to Vote+Rules
There were 6 categories this year: Best Overall AG Doll Blog, Best Photo Series, Best AG Doll Photography, Best Photo Stories, Best Holiday Post, and Fan Favorite Post.
This year, we will vote using a Google Form. For each category, I will share with you guys the nominees and then you can cast your vote using it. There are 3+ nominees for each category. Because of the amount of nominations we received, I chose not to narrow them down with the exception of one of the posting categories, where the same blogger was nominated twice.
Please only vote once. If you are nominated, I ask that you do not vote for yourself. You will have until January 30 to vote. I will contact the winners on that day and winners will have two days to respond (Until Friday, the 25 of January). If you do not respond during that time, I will contact the person with the second highest votes. In the event of a tie, I will randomly select the winner. If someone wins twice, we will ask them which award they would rather accept. The other award will go to the blog with the second highest votes.
All of the photos used (Besides the ones of me, of course!) come from the blogs who were nominated. The link will be in the name of their blog.
Let’s get started!
Here’s the link to our Google Forms!
Our first and most prestigious category is…
Continue reading “Paisley Awards 2018-Voting!”
It’s been over a year since I’ve made a Meet the Dolls post and quite a lot has changed. Though I haven’t gotten any new dolls, I still think it’s about time for an update. During winter break, Sara, on a whim, told me she wanted to change both Rose’s and Lea’s names. You’ll find out about those in a bit. 🙂
This blog is about seven American Girl dolls and their adventures. I have four, my little sister Sara has three. The dolls profiles are arranged in the order that we got them, not their age. Most of my dolls have the last name of Merriman and Sara’s have the last name of Clark.
Continue reading “Meet the Dolls-January 2019+New Names”
On January 1, 2019, I did something I’ve wanted to do for a few years now. Go to the release of an American Girl Doll. We did have to travel a bit to get there, but it was totally worth it.
It was pretty exciting to go and be one of the first people to see the new Girl of the Year. So, here is a little recap of my experience, including thoughts on her collection and what we came back with.
Continue reading “Blaire Wilson’s Release and What We Found There”
2018 was quite the year for AG doll blogging. So many amazing bloggers left or went on hiatus. But, the posts we did see were amazing! One of the bloggers that left was our good friend Samantha, from AGDollAwesome.
For the past two years, she’s been hosting The Paisley Awards, the awards for the AG blogging community. After she left, she told us that she wanted us to host it! We were overjoyed. Now, it’s that time of year again.
Hi, I’m your host, Emmy Miranda Merriman. The Paisley Awards are a huge part of the AG blogging community and we are so grateful to Samantha, for letting us host!
Continue reading “We Are Hosting the 2018 Paisley Awards! Nomination Time (Closed)”