Farewell Fall & Welcome Winter!

Hey marshmallows! If you’re wondering why I’m posting the day after the winter solstice (jk you’re probably not), it’s because yesterday was my 2-year blogaversiary! You can check out the post and an AGSM movie trailer here! Anyways, on to the post!

It’s officially winter, which means it’s time for another seasonal wrap-up! First, we’re going to look at some of the pros + cons about this fall.



cons

  • In September I got a bug bite that got infected, which made me anxious and kind of sick
  • The big surprise got canceled because there was only one person that sent in a photo story that didn’t have to be disqualified, which is REALLY disappointing because we worked super hard on it for half a year. 😭😭 BUT, Natalie & I hope to bring FPC back this summer.
  • We had to switch math teachers in the middle of the year, which was a little confusing, but I feel like with the new teacher I understood the lessons a lot better. And we’re going to have to get ANOTHER math teacher when we get back from winter break so that’ll be crazy.
  • I got sick during Thanksgiving break
  • Otherwise, I had an okay fall!

pros

  • MY BIRTHDAY
  • Halloween!
  • I got a new domain and redesigned American Girl World!
  • The first semester of 5th grade was AWESOME
  • Nutcracker!!!
  • I feel like I’ve really improved in ballet this fall, and I did great on the Christmas/winter recital!
  • I got Paris!
  •  Thanksgiving
  • I had an all-As report card
  • Christmas shopping/prep/traditions
  • SCHOOL 👏 GOT 👏 OUT 👏
  • Lots of filming for Flashback. A Christmas AGSM Movie
  • Fall was pretty good!


stats

Since I already shared all-time stats in my last post, I’m just going to be doing stats from this fall!

september

Most popular post: All three posts were tied with exactly 29 views each!

My favorite post: A Day in the Life of Jade Palmer

Likes: 61

Comments: 25

Views: 254

october

Most popular post: Eleven. // More Cheesecake, Shopping, and a New Doll

My favorite post: Eleven. // More Cheesecake, Shopping, and a New Doll

Likes: 77

Comments: 77

Views: 395

november

Most popular post: Z Crew News: Episode 2 | Coverage You Can Count On (Featuring Clara from Clara and Co!)

My favorite post: Isabel’s Bad Hair Day AGSM

Likes: 104

Comments: 89

Views: 570

I think that besides September, I did pretty well stats-wise this fall!



did i complete my goals?

  • NaNoWriMo! (which I may or may not be participating in. I’m still deciding.)

I finished the planning goal of 114 pages during the first 20 days of NaNo, and then on the last day crammed in 3,000 words so I could reach my goal of 3114 words! It was really hard to complete it, and I had to bring down my goal a few times on the last day, but I have most of the first chapter done!

  • I WILL finish the first draft of my novel!

Ummm…not really. Once again, I hit a block in my novel and wasn’t sure how to continue. I just now picked it up again, and I hope to finish it by the end of 2018!

  • THE BIG SURPRISE (for real this time!!)

Yup, but, it didn’t do as well as I thought it would. (See above cons)

  • I will gain core and foot strength from my pre-pointe classes!

Yeah, I think I’ve really improved!

  • LOTS of Nutcracker prep

We just BARELY made it up on the wheelbarrow (a giant stunt where ten of us hook our legs on to each other wheelbarrow style and have to hold it for two whole eight counts. It’s a lot harder than it sounds!) but Nutcracker went pretty well, and I got to be one of the lead polis!

  • My birthday!!!

You can check out my birthday post here!

  • And, just so I can annoy my future self…

Oh boy. 🤦

  • SO MUCH MORE! 😉 😉

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so you’ve been rambling about this fall…what happens in winter?

  • Christmas will be totally awesome!
  • 2019 will be the best year yet!
  • Some really cool post videos and posts I’ve got some ideas for!
  • Posts at least once a week, maybe even twice a week!
  • I will post more on and redesign my faith blog, Standing Firm in My Faith!
  • School will get back and I will do great!
  • I will finish my novel before the end of 2018 and then continue Paris Takes the Shot!
  • I will improve at ballet/contemporary/pre-pointe!

That’s it for the post! Thanks for reading, marshmallows!

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50 Followers Q&A + NTTMN VOTING! + An Announcement

Greetings, Earthlings.

 

Hello everybody! Thanks everybody who entered the Q and A! Let’s get started!

The questions will be in bold.

Rachel’s Questions

How long have you been blogging?

Well, I started last December, so about 10 months! 😮 That’s crazy!
Izzy, what’s your fave color?

Izzy: Pink! Purple and teal are a close second. (Hence my color!)
Where do you see yourself in 10 months?

Hmm, I’m not sure! I would be almost 11, so probably…hmm…editing my novel?
What’s your favorite candy?

TWIX TWIX TWIX

EnniMorgan’s Questions

How high do you rate exit signs?

ummm…. 10?
Do you like plane rides?

I love plane rides! I’ve only been on an airplane twice, though. It’s really cool to look out the window and see clouds!
Movie theater or movie at home?

I like watching movies at the theater, but watching movies at home is fun because you can make fun of it/be loud/pause.
If you could get any doll in AG existence which would it be?

Either Nikki or Molly. I really like how Nikki trains service dogs and she’s the GOTY of my birth year!
Who’s your favorite doll?

Out of the ones I have? Don’t tell the other dolls, but probably Lexi or Z…

Izzy: Hey!

AG’s In Alaska’s Questions

I want to know about how you got into AG and the story of your first doll.

When I was 5 or 6, I met my best friend (we’ll call her Kate) who had like, 7 AG Dolls. I really, really, wanted a doll of my own! So, Kate let me borrow her AG Catalogue and I was hooked. I really wanted Caroline (there’s a funny story about how I thought Marie Grace’s crinoline was for Caroline and I was so confused why it was on Marie Grace’s page!) so for Christmas, I asked for an AG doll! My parents gave me an Our Generation Doll (her name was Lily Anna) who looked like Caroline, and I loved her. Then, I saved up for Izzy! I don’t have Lily Anna anymore, but I’ll remember her as my first doll.

Kaylin’sWorldBlog’s Questions

What is your favorite thing to photograph?

My dolls and flowers!

Z: I love taking pictures of the iconic landmarks back in Seattle!
What do you like about AG?

I love how they inspire girls to shine in every way!

Z: I like how I can take pictures of the dolls–they’re like my own little actresses! Plus, AG is responsible for my existence, so…
Would you work at AG?

Definitely! We always go to the Houston one in Memorial City mall, and there’s this nice lady that gives us little gift packages. THE BEST. EVAH.

Z: Yes! 

How would you describe yourself in 2 words?

weird, creative

Z: Smart, obsessive 
What is your favorite clothing item?

Chokers.

I like shrugs and jackets. BUT IT’S SO HOT HERE IN TEXAS *sobs*

You’ll get used to it, Z.
Do you read Emily Windsnap books?

I used to! My favorite was the third one! I SHIP AMILY SO HARDDDD

Z: No, I haven’t heard of those! 

Hannah’s Questions

Z’ why do you like taking pictures?

Z: I love being able to capture the moment to be able to look back at it later!
Emmie why did you start a blog?

I had been reading Lissie’s blog for a while, when I finally asked my parents to help me set up a blog! I really wanted a place to share my writing and photography, so I made myself a Blogger Blog! But, it had personal information on it, so my parents freaked out and made me delete it. So, I started a new one! (Did you know AGW was originally on Blogger?)  Then, my dad researched better blogging platforms and fond WordPress!
Emmie what is your favorite color?

Teal!

kaitlynrh1’s Questions

What’s your favorite season?

Summer!
Do you like hot chocolate or tea?

TEA TEA TEA

But hot chocolate is good too…it involves marshmallows…hmm…

What’s your favorite song?

Probably Are You Ready For It? By Taylor Swift!
What’s your favorite animal?

HORSES.

RebCake’s Questions

For Emmie: How would your friends describe you?

Crazy, creative, fun
For Jade: Which of your sisters gets on your nerves the most?

Jade: MARYELLEN. SHE’S LIKE, THE WORSTTTT

Maryellen: You’re very welcome.
For Izzy: On the scale of 1-10, how responsible are you?

Izzy: Probably 7. 
For Felicity: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

Felicity: I like coffee!
For Lexi: What’s the last book you read, and what rating (1-5 stars) would you give it?

Lexi: I most recently read A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett! It was super good! I rate it 41/2 stars!
For Maryellen: If you could only eat three foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Maryellen: Chocolate, pizza, and bacon. Hey, If I’m gonna have three foods, then they better be good!
For Z: What’s your dream job?

Z: Definitely a professional film director or producer!

Rose’s Questions

If you could start another blog, what would it be about?

Probably a personal blog or a music blog!
Why did you decide to get Z?

I thought she was a really great doll and I love how she makes AGSMs like me!
What dolls are next on your to be bought list?

Nikki, #55, Molly, Gabriela, or GOTY 2018 Luciana Vega.
What is your favorite post you have done?

I really liked my post Playing With Tucker!

Laura Beth’s Questions

1. How did you discover AG?

I answered this with Ag’s in Alaska’s questions.
2. What do you want to be when you grow up?

An Authoress!
3. Have you ever been to summer camp?

Yes! I actually went to Summer Camp last summer!

4. What do you want Z to shoot or film next?

A room tour would be cool!
5. What is your dream AG doll?

As in custom? Then, caramel hair w/ pink streaks, brown eyes, Marie Grace mold, freckles, and lip gloss!
6. If you could go on a $500 AG shopping spree, what would you buy?

Hmm…

A Create Your Own Doll ($200)

Grand Hotel ($200)

Trundle Bed and Bedding set ($100)

And that’s it for the Q and A!

AMERICAN GIRL W-2

NTTMN voting time!

Charity (Submitted by Rachel)

Ariadne (Submitted by Barkley)

You can vote between them by taking our poll!

AMERICAN GIRL W-2

So, due to NaNoWriMo, I will be going on a hiatus for November. *cue gasps* We won’t be replying to comments or checking out your posts, but sometimes I might check in and comment on ya’ll’s blogs occasionally!

Emmie

 

 

WE HIT OVER 50 FOLLOWERS???!!!!!!! | A MEGA Q&A

Marshmallows.

WE HIT 50 FOLLOWERS.

WE HIT 50 FOLLOWERS?

WE HIT 50 FOLLOWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This is so, so crazy.

50 PEOPLE decided that AGW was good enough to click that little button–the button that can change a blogger’s life. YOU are the reason why American Girls continue to Rule the World–you aren’t just another follower on another blog. You’re part of a community! A community that celebrates YOU and dolls–our little actresses that we can name, create personalities for, and write countless photo stories and stories about. YOU are part of the American Girl World family.

And as a celebration of this, I bring you….

A MEGA Q AND A!

That’s right–our very first Q and A! You can ask me or my dolls (Jade, Izzy, Felicity, Lexi, Maryellen, or Z) as many questions as you want! The Q & A closes on October 21. That gives you one week to answer your questions.

If you’re an AGW follower, than A GAZILLION  MARSHMALLOWS TO YOU. Since I’m nice here’s a badge:

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ARE YOU GOING TO ENTER THE Q&A?

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I think we have a divider/header!

AMERICAN GIRL W-2

What do you think?

Emmie

 

Ciao to September | October is Upon Us

 

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So. Um. I’m reaalllllyyyyy bad at introductions so can we please start?

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GOALS

  1. Get Forever scripted! ummm….

I got episode one scripted?

2.Customize Uni’s Bitty Baby 

You can read the post here! 

3. Get an A in Math X

I was doing really well but then I got like a C on my test so yeah I’ll kiss this one goodbye.

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4. Get 45 followers √

Current tally: 47

YAYYY! You guys are the awesomest. In september alone, we gained 15 followers. Thank you so much for ally our support and encouragement and pressing the follow button and making my day, my week, my life. YOU are the reason AGW is still up and running. You’re not just another follower on another blog–you’re part of something special, a community praising God and sharing our love of dolls. Let’s thank each of our 48 followers (most recent on top):

  1. WordPress Followers: 46

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    kaitlynrh1
    SINCE OCT 1, 2017
    Eliza
    SINCE SEP 28, 2017
    diamondunicorn430
    SINCE SEP 21, 2017
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    Reasons To Resist
    SINCE SEP 14, 2017
    ghost
    SINCE SEP 13, 2017
    Bayance
    SINCE SEP 8, 2017
    ♡Anya♡
    SINCE SEP 6, 2017
    Rachel
    SINCE SEP 2, 2017
    darlydarly
    SINCE SEP 2, 2017
    Laura Beth
    SINCE AUG 31, 2017
    mteodoraa
    SINCE AUG 28, 2017
    🐾Barkleysblog🐾
    SINCE AUG 27, 2017
    marijjfashion
    SINCE AUG 27, 2017
    Hannah
    SINCE AUG 24, 2017
    4ameliagrace
    SINCE AUG 17, 2017
    Captain Grace
    SINCE AUG 15, 2017
    popplehillstudios
    SINCE AUG 14, 2017
    Mirra
    SINCE AUG 13, 2017
    KaylynsWorldBlog
    SINCE AUG 13, 2017
    Jen
    SINCE AUG 10, 2017
    Zielle
    SINCE AUG 8, 2017
    theskiierneria
    SINCE AUG 6, 2017
    Laura
    SINCE AUG 4, 2017
    simple Ula
    SINCE AUG 4, 2017
    Tanisha
    SINCE JUL 24, 2017
    nishlovepink
    SINCE JUL 24, 2017
    Emmie
    SINCE JUL 23, 2017
    Emilie Drishinski
    SINCE JUL 22, 2017
    babl
    SINCE JUL 19, 2017
    pipandlolly
    SINCE JUL 15, 2017
    BlookUp
    SINCE JUL 10, 2017
    The AG Homeschooler
    SINCE JUL 2, 2017
    Comet
    SINCE JUN 27, 2017
    Samantha
    SINCE JUN 25, 2017
    Victoria
    SINCE JUN 24, 2017
    Clara
    SINCE JUN 20, 2017
    EnniMorgan
    SINCE JUN 18, 2017
    Daisy Paquet
    SINCE JUN 18, 2017
    light4thelord
    SINCE JUN 13, 2017
    Rose
    SINCE JUN 11, 2017
    quirkitcom
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    Rebekah
    SINCE JUN 3, 2017
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    bennettv
    SINCE APR 25, 2017
    Madison | Delightful World of Dolls
    Email followers: 2
  2. Margie stokes
  3.  Kent Harms
  4. 5. Read 5 books

    Yup!

  5. 6. Memorize some bible verses

Uhhh…

Stats

September Stats:

Veiws: 609

Visitors: 154

Likes: 153

Comments: 353

All time stats:

Veiws: 4, 377

Likes: 445

Visitors: 788

Comments: 1,343

Top Commenters:

BARKLEY with 374 comments (Wow!)

ENNIMORGAN with 46 comments

KAYLINSWORLDBLOG with 36 Comments

Posts

The Old Post Tag | In Which I React to Old Posts

Playing in the Morning Air + August NTTM WINNERS

I Customized my Sister’s Bitty Baby?? | What a Bitty Looks like with a Wig

Garden Girl | An American Girl World Original Photoshoot + NTTMN #2 VOTING

Anya’s Blog Tour: My Contribution!

I’m back.

We’re Redoing Our Site Design?

I feel like I was on a blogging slump this September. My posts didn’t seem as good quality, I wasn’t very motivated to post, i was slow on replying to comments… thus I did not exceed my goal of 20 posts. What was I thinking

October Goal: 12 posts!

NTTM

Aaaannnnd now, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is time for…

NTTM WINNERS!

The votes unanimously revealed that.

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Rose won with Everly! Congrats, Rose! You can display this image on your blog’s footer, sidebar, or awards section!

What’s October’s NTTMN? Maybe you’ll win!

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#58! Comment what her name should be!

Looking in October!

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GOALS

  1. START SHOOTING FOREVER!
  2. Get 50 followers
  3. Hand letter some bible verses
  4. PREP FOR NANOWRIMO

EVENTS

My birthday! I’M GONNA BE TEN IN TEN DAYS. SO I’LL BE TEN ON THE TENTH DAY OF THE TENTH MONTH. *Struts around in all my almost-tweeness* And now all my bios can say “Tween Christian blogger” instead of “nine-year-old Texan and daughter of the One True King” and people won’t say “Oh you’re such a great writer for your age” LIKE SRSLY JUST CUZ YOUR BIO SAYS TWEEN DOES’NT MEAN YOU’RE STILL NOT ONE YEAR OLDER THAN ME and you get to pretend your twelve. *Pouts* *Cheers up because self will be the one depressing nine year olds with “compliments” in ten days*

Lexi’s Birthday! I got Lexi for my 7th birthday so we are twins! *Poses* *Drops Lexi because self is trying to write post* *Knows self should pick her up* *Continues typing*

DOLLAWEEN DUH. This is the first time I will be able to do dollaween with my dolls–I didn’t have this blog at halloween last year! I have most of the costumes done–Izzy will be a princess, Lissie a cowgirl, Alexandra a Forest Nymph, Jade a zombie ballerina, and Maryellen will be a Wizard, and Z will–wait, who’s Z? I only have five dolls! Not 6! Totally not getting another for my birthday! Heh! Heh! Heh… *Runs*

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Hope you liked this post! Don’t forget to comment for NTTM #3!

Also, nobody is doing the Old Post Tag? I don’t mean to sound needy but i don’t want it to be the death of a newborn tag. TAG MURDERING IS AGAINST THE LAW PEEPS. If you weren’t nominated, feel free to do this tag!

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Bye!

Most writerly,

Emmie

Wrappin’ Up July+August Goals!!!

Wot.

July is over.

That means summer. . . Is OVER??

*SOBS*

But that means…. 

AUGUST!!

Which means….

BACK TO SCHOOL!

And for most people, that’s sad. But for me, it means….

BACK TO SCHOOL PHOTOSTORY!!! 

Yayyyy!

Oh, you were here for the goals? Oh yeah…

The Accomplished and Unnacomplished I’ Didn’t make that word up 😏  Goals of JULY!!

(Btw I am posting using the WordPress app so there  will be no text color in this post. 😕)

  1. WIN CAMP NANO (YWP) AND BE COMPLETELY AWESOME WHILE DOING SO

Whaaat?

    I wrote…. A NOVEL?


    On my Writing Blog, I’ll be posting some exerpts! Stay tuned for those! 

    2. FINISH WHAT WE DID WHILE SHE WAS GONE ❌

    Oops……? 

    3. HOST ISABEL’S VIRTUAL BIRTHDAY PARTY ✅

    Yay! Happy birthday, Izzy! The party took place, here. (CLICK ME!!)

    AUGUST GOALS! EVERY TIME I WRITE THAT I WANT TO SAY AUGGIE LOL

    1. MAKE JADE!!

    Remember when I said S I was going to customize Uni’s Isabel? Well, now I finally have to get around to it..? 😂

    2. START POSTING THE “RANDOM EDIT!” 

    3. TAKE A NEW PROFILE PICTURE 

    Signin out, 

    Liebster Award + Coming Soon

    Rules


    1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.

    2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.)

    3. Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (Optional but highly recommended!) Continue reading “Liebster Award + Coming Soon”

    Wrapping Up JUNE!! 😱 + July Goals 

    Guys, JUNE IS OVER!! **Runs around screaming** Whaaat? But.. I just did my June Goals Post! 

    Well okey dokey (autocorrect keeps changing that to ‘donkey’ lol) let’s get started.

    June Goals 🥅 

    1.  FINISH FRIENDSHIP WOODS X

    Big fat X. No one voted for it on the poll. I think I’m going to discontinue it. 😱

    2. CUSTOMIZE UNI’S ISABELLE X

    Excuses: (1 Wigs are #waytooexpensive (2 I’m too chicken to customize anything

    3. START CAMP DOLLY HOLLOWS X

    I just don’t think I have time for it this year. Maybe next time. 

    4. GET TEN FOLLOWERS ✅

    Yaaaaayyyyy! Guys, y’all are legit the awesomest. God have blessed me with 19 Followers! 😱😱😱Okay, what is with me and the surprised emote today I know some people are freaking out about the fact that they got 100 followers but this is a huge milestone for AGW. I never expected my little corner of the web  have this many followers. I just want to give all of my amazing followers a great big bear hug. 🐻 🤗  

    JULY GOALS

    1. WIN CAMP NANO (YWP) AND BE COMPLETELY AWESOME WHILE DOING IT
    Guyyys I’m doing NaNo! Eeeeeeek!

    2. FINISH WHAT WE DID WHILE SHE WAS GONE 

    Guys, I’m almost done with this series! Check out each of them here, here, here, and here to see each part. 

    4. HOST ISABEL’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

    See the invite here. 

    aaaand that’s it!





    Customizing Mini Sam + A Change Of Nickname

    Why hello everbody! Remember in this post when I announced that I was going to purchase and customize mini Molly, but never got around to it? Well, I didn’t notice what I had right in front of me! So I customized Sam!


    ^I put a tissue around her body to protect her while I washed her hair.


    Then I combed it out.


    And gave her little freckles! But boy, did I freak out when I cut of her bangs!


    So, instead of everyone calling me Phoenix, short for EmeraldPhoenix, I thought I would go by Emmie!(Comes from EMeraldPhoenix)  

    So without further adue, 

    June Goals+ Wrapping Up May+ Hiatus Notice

    Why hello, everyone! **waves** Do you remember this post? Well, I’ll show you just how I completed those goals…

    1. Start Finding Faith Photostory Series X Well, umm..

    Awkward. 

    Well, I just realized that I started woodFriendship Woods instead by accident. So I have to finish that one first. Oh well.

    2. Get All Facts Fluent on Reflex Math  ? 

    I had all facts fluent in the middle of May…. does that count? 
    3. YWP NaNo Workbook and Prep! 100% Busted

    I finished theENTIRE BOOK… On May 2nd! I’m so awesome wait that was conceited 

    4. Finish Mini Dress Changed……ish. 

    Well, the one I intended to finish was different, but I finished a different one…..? What’s up with the periods


    5. Customize Mini Molly X

    Let’s just say my money went towards….. different things. again with the periods

    June Goals

    1. Finish Friendship Woods , which you can find here.
    2. Customize Uni’s Isabelle 

    Well, Uni actually let me buy her Isabelle… for $20! Now I just need to buy that wig…

     3. Start Camp Dolly Hollows 

    Further information later!


    4. Get 10 followers 

    Help me out with this one! Scroll down to the footer to do it. 

    P.S. I WILL BE ON A WEEK LONG HIATUS, STARTING TOMMOROW. 

    Signing out,