Sunday, May 25, 2014

Saleen's Big Day!

It has been a long time coming and I know how all of you wanted to know about Saleen and her blog. So without further ado...

Saleen's Style is the name of her new blog and clothing line! The blog is still in the beginning stages but as time goes on I'll get the hang of it. :) I'll let you know when she updates her blog. 

Be sure to also check it out her etsy shop and let me know what you think! :)
Thanks everyone for being soo supportive.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Pretty Flowers and Tree Sap!

American Girl Doll - MyAG #58
"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." - Henri Matisse

No the sap wasn't on the flowers. Thank goodness! Doesn't Zoë look so peaceful? She's so beautiful. BUT Saleen on the other hand got to experience tree sap first hand today while I was taking photos for her clothing line release.
Yes, her release will be on Sunday along with the reveal of her blog. See her in the photo above, that was after I removed the tree sap. Not fun at all. My heart dropped when I moved her from the tree and saw her hair shining. I touched it and sure enough it was sap. I ran into the house and started washing it with dish soap! Then I moved on to baby shampoo and let me tell you, babies must put a lot of sticky stuff in their hair because it came out rather quickly. I'm just glad I got it out. I was literally ready to cry. No more tree shoots for awhile. ^^;

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Zoë ✿

American Girl Doll - My AG #58
Zoë is starting to fit right in with the rest of the girls. She and Maisie have already become best friends! I think it has to do with being the youngest girls here. (^v^) 

I love all of Zoë's unruly little curls! I think my favorite hairstyle for her right now is pig tails but I'm still trying to work with her hair down. I have a vision in my head of how I want her hair to look when not in pig tails and I haven't gotten it in real life to look the way I want yet. LOL

Saleen wanted me to let everyone know her blog is essentially finished... design wise and she'll be doing the big reveal really soon. Bear in mind it's still a work in progress, so a few of the photos are from here BUT the posts are written by Saleen. ^^; Also I've decided to let Saleen open her own etsy shop to sell her designs. You can find her etsy shop link if you take a look around the blog. ⋆ ᴗ ⋆

Question: Since Zoë and Saleen are sisters, do they have to do everything together? I mean Saleen can go to outings to the amusement parks and whatnot without her right? I ask because it's a lot easier to take 1 doll than 2 plus Saleen is my go to gal and she deserves the spotlight... just kidding. (・。・;) Okay, not really. LOL

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sisterly Love PLUS Coming Soon!

I'm loving these girls! They look so adorable together. My hubby is an amazing man and I'm so lucky to have him. 

Also resident fashion maven, Saleen, has let me know she would like to share her styles with her friends (you guys) but in limited quantities. Hey, she still wants to be an individual. (^_^) So be on the lookout for more sneak peeks as her debut release approaches. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Surprise Girl!

My hubby did it again! I thought I had already received my birthday present as a combo with my Mother's Day present,  SDCC Pullip Catwoman who I wanted last year but opted for WF Pullip Batgirl instead. Goodness, I was soooo wrong! I wasn't expecting anything AG for my birthday but look at my beautiful new girl, Zoë.

Yes, he bought #58 and I was able to hand pick her myself! He took me to AGPLA yesterday unannounced and said pick your new doll. Sorry I would've taken photos of AGPLA but I was caught off guard and didn't bring my camera. I'm so happy beyond words. I'm very grateful and thankful of my hubby's continued support of my doll collecting hobby. My doll family is COMPLETE!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

❤️ Besties ❤️

American Girl of the Year 2006 - Jess McConnell & 2009 GOTY Friend Sonali Matthews 

Here is a sneak peek of a photo of Saleen and her best friend, Kalea that'll be used in her room. This is the Instagram photo using their filters. The actual photo doesn't have the filters and doesn't look this horrible! Well I hope it doesn't anyways. Also,why does Saleen's hair sticks look like antennas on the top of her head? LOL

These are also photos that will be used in her room. Again these photos don't look like the above filters used again but you get the idea. The photos only cost me $0.33 at Walgreens! So I plan to get a few more printed of Saleen and her friends to make her a photo album.

I tell you, this is amazing creating her world. Oh yeah, I finished making her dresser and bookshelf this past weekend. I hope to post an updated photo of her room a little later this week. I'm so excited how her room is coming together. (^_^)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sneak Peek of Saleen's Room & Pet!

American Girl of the Year Friend 2009 - Sonali Matthews
This was how I spent my Friday afternoon/evening, taking indoor photos of Saleen with her new dog, Princess and "working" on her bedroom. ^^

I'm happy to say my indoor photography is really starting to come together. This photo was taken with natural light from my sliding glass door around 5:30pm using my 50mm lens. I'm starting to feel confident enough to take photos indoors of Saleen for her blog. Good thing too because there are some posts that wouldn't make sense otherwise. LOL

I'm most excited with how Saleen's room is starting to become a reality! Look I  made Saleen a bed complete with bedding for FREE because I had everything already on hand! (Can you see it peeking out in the background? ^^) I kept trying to find the perfect bed for her and little did I know that bed would be one I made instead of purchased. I should've taken photos of the process for a tutorial but I didn't think about it. ^^;

Next up are her dresser, wall decorations and deciding what type of rug and closet or wardrobe for her.  LOL 

If you are interested to know how to make any of the stuff you see or will see in Saleen's room, just let me know and I will help you out as best I can. (^_^)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Sweet Day!

American Girl of the Year 2009 Friend - Sonali Matthews
I was able to snap this photo of Saleen even though it's been extremely windy out lately. I'd take windy over extremely hot any day. LOL

Someone on AGPT mentioned about starting their collection anew with just collecting for one doll because they were leaving home and going off to college. The idea kinda sparked my interest and hit home for me. This year, I basically started my collection anew but with the addition of Saleen, I've been solely focused on her and loving every moment of it. It feels nice to only focus on one of my girls instead of all 9 girls. Yes she is spoilt and will continue to be spoilt rotten. After 2+ years of collecting, I've found my Inky. We all know who Inky is (if you don't, check her out) and how special she is to her person, well that is how Saleen is for me. Like she has multiple dolls with whom she loves but Inky is her go to gal and so is Saleen for me. 

So the changes will be felt all around here but change is good... right? (^_^) My post count here will be down from every day to several times a month, keeping you updated on all the rest of the girls. I already mentioned Saleen has her own blog and it's almost ready for the big reveal. I already have like 5 posts lined up ready to be published so the ideas are overflowing there. Her character has been building itself, well you know what I mean. LOL

Be sure to stay tuned! (^_^)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

My Spring Maiden

American Girl of the 2009 Friend - Sonali Matthews
Saleen has become my muse for sure. It's without a doubt she is my absolute favorite. I never thought someone would top Nevaeh but it has happened. I have been soo busy building her world that all my other girls and my blog have kinda taken a back burner. I apologize for the lack of posts and photos. I plan to change that once I get Saleen's world a little more developed, so please bear with me. (^_^)