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We Are Hosting the 2018 Paisley Awards! Nomination Time (Closed)


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!

Here’s a quick refresher.


The Paisley Awards are a fun way to celebrate the accomplishments of doll bloggers on all platforms. There are 6 categories, which I will explain in a minute. Each blogger can only win for one category. There are three parts to it. Nomination, voting, and the actual awards.


The Awards show will take place sometime at the end of January. 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 accept the award. If we don’t have your doll, one that looks like you will accept the award.

The Categories!

This year, we have some new categories. Here they are!

  • Best Overall AG Doll Blog-This category is for the blogger that has an all around great blog. You can not nominate Delightful World of Dolls and Dolls n All for this category.
  • Best Photo Series-This category is for your favorite photo series that took place in 2018.
  • Best AG Doll Photography-This category is all about your favorite photographer. Small Dolls in a Big World and Reverie Dolls cannot be nominated for this category.
  • Best Photo Stories-Who has the funniest, sweetest, most amazing photo stories? You cannot nominate Happy House of AGΒ  and All Doll’d Up By Kat for this category.
  • Best Holiday Post-What was your favorite post you read for any holiday. Birthday, Christmas, National Clam Chowder Day, it doesn’t matter.
  • Fan Favorite Post-This category is for the best post you read this year. It can be from any of these categories, as long as it’s not repeated. You cannot nominate a photo series.



Nomination Rules

From today to January 13, you guys can comment who you think should win each category. You must comment a different blogger for each category. We’d really appreciate it if you nominate people for every category. Past winners and hosts cannot be nominated.

On January 15, I’ll be posting the polls for you guys to vote.



Copy and Paste Comment Template:

Best Overall AG Doll Blog:

Best Photo Series:

Best AG Doll Photography:

Best Photo Stories:

Best Holiday Post:

Fan Favorite Post:







And please feel free to spread the word about the Paisley Awards on your blog!






33 thoughts on “We Are Hosting the 2018 Paisley Awards! Nomination Time (Closed)

  1. AHHH YAY! I’m so glad the Paisley Awards are continuing even though Samantha left (which I’m still sad about… *sighs*) Here are my nominations!

    Best Overall AG Doll Blog: Happy House of AG

    Best Photo Series: The Treasure of Lady Travier @ Doll Notebook

    Best AG Doll Photography: Delightful World of Dolls

    Best Photo Stories: Life Of A Farm Doll

    Best Holiday Post: Dashing Through The Snow @ A Doll’s Life

    Fan Favorite Post: The Figure Skating Competition @ Dolls N’ All

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  2. Here are my nominees:

    Best Overall AG Doll Blog: All Doll’d Up By Kat

    Best Photo Stories: Life Of A Farm Doll

    Best Holiday Post: Merry Christmas! + The Big Surprise Reveal @ AGsinAlaska

    Fan Favorite Post: Chesapeake Doll Spa|Restoring A PC Samantha @ TheAmericanGirlSpot

    Sorry, I couldn’t do all of them, the doll blogging community is the best, but it is just getting smaller. πŸ˜₯ Thank you for hosting!!!


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  3. I’m going to try to not nominate any big bloggers this time. So here goes:

    Best Overall AG Doll Blog: Emmie with AGW has so much energy and I love the Z Crew News posts! She’s definitely got the aesthetic down πŸ™‚ GO EMMIE

    Best Photo Stories: DOLL NOTEBOOOOOOKKKKK which is http://www.dollnotebook.com

    Best AG Doll Photography: Can I do something unusual? I’m a huge fan of American Girl Here and There. She’s not very well known but I loooove her photos. https://americangirlhereandthere.wordpress.com/

    Best Holiday Post: “Christmas Shopping According To Crystal” by AGs in Alaska was hilarious.

    Fan Favorite Post: “7 Essentials For A Doll Photoshoot” from Doll Days was so meta but I loved it! ❀

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  4. I’m so excited! I can’t believe you guys are doing this! I love the Paisley Awards, beacause every year they are so much fun! Here are my nominations:

    Best Overall AG Doll Blog: https://www.dolldays.com/

    Best Photo Stories: https://silverfoxstudiosorg.wordpress.com/2018/05/03/trying-to-trust/

    Best AG Doll Photography: https://americangirlhereandthere.wordpress.com/

    Best Photo Stories: http://www.dollnotebook.com/

    Best Holiday Post:http://alldolldupbykat.blogspot.com/2018/12/from-our-doll-family-to-yours-christmas.html

    Fan Favorite Post: http://delightfulworldofdolls.com/the-most-important-part-of-mollys-day/

    ~ The Human

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    1. Thank you for nominating my Christmas Photo Shoot! I wasn’t able to do much for Christmas on my blog, and I was so excited to start posting again after the craziness claimed down, then a family member had surgery and it knocked me back from posting again… So it makes me REALLY happy that you liked my Christmas post!
      -Katie πŸ™‚

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  5. Thank you for hosting Rose! I’m so glad the Paisley awards will live on! Ok I hereby nominate (why do I enjoy saying that so much?)…..

    Best Overall AG Doll Blog: Doll Notebook (http://www.dollnotebook.com)

    Best Photo Series: Amazing Grace – Life of a Farm Doll (http://lifeofafarmdoll.blogspot.com/2018/07/amazing-grace-part-1.html)

    Best AG Doll Photography: Just AG (https://justagd.blogspot.com)

    Best Photo Stories: Delightful World of Dolls (http://delightfulworldofdolls.com)

    Best Holiday Post: The Christmas Eve Party – Life of a Farm Doll (http://lifeofafarmdoll.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-christmas-eve-party-photo-story.html)

    Fan Favorite Post: The “Missing” Shoe – Simply AG (https://simplyag.weebly.com/home/the-missing-shoe-based-on-a-true-story)

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  6. Reblogged this on American Girl Here and There and commented:
    Hey Lovelies!
    I’m not ‘back’, but I am still quite active on my Instagram. And I do miss this blog, so perhaps I will be posting occasionally. Christmas break is over, back to work, ha! Anyway, check out the ‘Paisley Awards’!
    I think its a sweet idea, and I encourage you to head over there and nominate some of your favorite blogs. ❀
    Bye! πŸ™‚

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  7. I’d like to nominate….
    Best Overall AG Blog:
    Best Photo Stories: Tea Time With Melody Q @ https://teatimewithmelodyq.blogspot.com makes awesome photo stories!
    Best AG Doll Photography: Say Hello To My Little Friends https://sayhellotomylittlefriends.wordpress.com
    Best Holiday Post: “Secret” Santa by AG’s Wondrous World https://agswondrousworld.wordpress.com/2018/12/24/secret-santa/
    Fan Favorite: American Girl Ideas @ americangirlideas.com is probably my favorite AG blog, it really brought out my creative side!B

    Tried to pick some less popular blogs to nominate.

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