Photo Shoots

The Paisley Awards 2018-Ceremony!

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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.

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Each of our winners tonight will receive a coveted Golden Paisley.  Now, let’s get started!

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Other Doll Adventures

Paisley Awards 2018-Voting!

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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!

 

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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.

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Let’s get started!

Here’s the link to our Google Forms! 

Our first and most prestigious category is…

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Other Doll Adventures

My Five Favorite Posts From My First Year of Doll Blogging

Try saying the title five times fast 😉 .

About a month ago, I celebrated my blogiversary, so this post is a little bit late. But, I still wanted to share with you my five favorite posts I’ve done so far.

Stay tuned to the end for a special surprise. 🙂

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Photo Shoots

Happy Dolloween! (What My Dolls Are Wearing)-2018

Happy Halloween! Or should I say, Dolloween. 😉 It’s certainly been a while, but I’ve had a lot going on. Hopefully I can figure out a way to be more consistent. For now, enjoy the costumes!

It appears to be a tradition that on the day I take my doll’s Halloween photos, it’s raining. I took these in front of my fireplace. My little sister Sara helped with the photos and dressed her own dolls.

Halloween 2017 Post 

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Reveiws

My Thoughts on the 2018 AG Holiday Release

On October 1, doll lovers everywhere got to rejoice because AG released their holiday collection! This also means that the holidays are almost here. How? I feel like I was just prepping last year’s Halloween photo shoot.

AG released a moderate amount of items this time including a gigantic mix and match collection. The only collections that got new items were the Truly Me dolls, Bitty Babies, and Wellie Wishers. I will be talking about the Truly Me and the Wellie Wisher clothing releases because those are the types of dolls my little sister and I have.

So, let’s begin!

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Photo Stories

Surprise! A Special Photo Story

Narrator’s POV

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“I’m so bored!” said Melody! “B-o-r-e-d!”

“I know how you spell “bored” answered Emmy, smiling.

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“But I am!”

“What should we do then?”

“We could….skydive.”

“No.”

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“Meet Queen Taylor?”

“I’d love to, but I don’t think that’s possible.”

Melody frowned. “I’ve got it! We could start our own jam and jelly factory!”

Emmy blinked at her.

 

“Wait, I know! We could have a party!” Melody screamed excitedly.

“For what? You know that you just want the cake.”

“Yep!” said Melody, picturing the beautiful cupcakes in her head. she could almost taste them…

“We need a reason for a party.”

“No, we don’t! Every days’ a holiday!”

“Worthy of cake?”

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“Fine! Do you have any ideas?”

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“Yup!” said Felicity, walking in. “You could celebrate me!”

“Why would we  do that?” Melody answered.

“Because it’s always a good idea to celebrate amazingness!”

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Emmy looked at her sisters. “Guys, I’ve got it.” She whispered her idea to them, a smile on her face. They nodded.

“Perfect!” Melody agreed.

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“Okay then. I’ll get the cake ready, Melody, you get the others and tell them to change into dresses, and Felicity, you…pick out what you’re going to wear. Let’s do this!” said Emmy.

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Photo Stories

We’re Moving?!-A Photostory

Rose the Human’s POV

All of the dolls were gathered around, engrossed in their conversations. They had been asked to come to my bedroom. My little sister Sara walked over and quieted them.

“You are probably wondering why we asked you to come. We have an announcement to make.”

The dolls whispered excitedly.

“We are moving.” said Sara.

“We’re moving?!” screamed Melody.

“Oh, yes! Freedom!” screamed Felicity. “Finally, my own room! No more Melody!”

“Not exactly…” I said.

“What do you mean by ‘Not exactly’?” Felicity’s voice had taken on a Veruca Salt-like tone.

“She means ‘No'” said Lea somewhat unhelpfully.

“Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!” Felicity said, dropping to her knees. I sighed.

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Photo Stories

Melody’s Guide To the Ultimate Sleepover

Melody’s POV

Hi readers! Right now us dollies are having an epic spring break staycation! Well, except for Hollis. But that’s a different post. Staycations can be super boring, but there’s a great way to spice them up. Sleepovers! Yes, sleepovers are the number one way to have a great staycation. And I’m here to help you with having the most epic one ever! Here we go!

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