Saturday, December 26, 2015

And The Winner Is...

   Well, here we are! 10 entrants, 32 entries, and 11 followers later, the winner is...


      Congratulations, dear! Please send me an email as soon as possible to:

  If I do not hear from you I will have to pick a new winner. 

Merry Christmas to you all!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

American Doll Clothes Co. Review and Giveaway!

   Here we go!

   The moment you've all been anxiously awaiting!

    My first giveaway!

    Can you feel the excitement building?

    Oh, I can definitely feel it!

     All right enough. Without further ado.....

Isn't this sweet?

This sweet little hand-maid, sailor-style dress is of beautiful quality with wonderful attention to detail! I just love the collar with the little bow!

The shoes are Sophia's brand and slip easily on and off your doll's foot, they're pretty sturdy too. (Really easy for your doll to stand in.)

I love the diagonal stripes in the skirt! It really accents the buttons. Plus, due to the classic styling, this dress is great for Historicals like Kit and Molly, too!

Lily absolutely loves this dress and she knows that your doll will, too!

Overall, this is just a lovely outfit and we're so excited to share it with one of you!!!

So, are you ready to enter to win?

Rules for entering:

     1.   If you have not already done so, please follow my blog. If you already follow me, sign your                comment with that visible name. For those who follow through email just mention that in your
           entry :)

     2.    Leave a comment below saying that you would like to enter this giveaway.  (If you're under 
          18 you should get your parent's permission first ;)
     3.   Take a peek at American Doll Clothes Co.'s website and then tell us what you favourite item in            the shop is.

How to earn extra entries?

Please post an additional comment for each of the following bonus entries.

     1.   Post on your blog about this giveaway. You have my permission to use 1 photo from this post. 

     2.   "Like" American Doll Clothes Co.'s  Facebook page.

     3.   Pin the "You Could Win" photo on Pinterest. (Leave a link, please)

     4.   Follow me on Pinterest (Emma L. with the picture of Bridget)
     The giveaway begins today, December 16th and closes December 24th.  We will draw the               winner on December 26th.  so make sure you enter before then!

      I'm sorry, I can only except continental U.S. entries. :(

      Good luck, girls! Merry Christmas to you all!

                        and Lily ♥

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

American Doll Clothes Co. Tour

    Hello lovelies! Happy December to you all!

   Remember how I mentioned a couple weeks ago that my dad took me to the doll clothing store I'm always raving about? Well here is a little pictorial tour for your enjoyment!

The cute little sign out front :)

The clothes are all made by the owner and are of lovely quality.

There was a little raffle on the day we went. Isn't that Snow Queen dress just beautiful?!

Look! Elizabeth's Tea Gown!

All the lovely models :)

One wall is covered in historical character outfits (my favourite part).

Bright tops and t-shirts...

Lots of tiny socks and tights.

Cute skirts and pants :)

The shoes are from Sophia's and are adorable! Check out those boots!

All kinds of sweet hats...

Purses, glasses and other sweet treats for your doll to play with!

There is a wide variety of dresses similar to those of your favourite princess!

Don't forget about Bitty Baby! Tons of cute things for the Bitties to where!

Oh, and take a look at her lovely Christmas tree!

The ornaments are the American Girl Dolls!

Pretty neat, hm?

  It's always such a neat shop to visit because there is always something new to check out! If you ever get the chance, you should definitely take a look.  Or you could visit Mrs. Hagstrom's Facebook page and website.

  One last thing, since I love all you girls so much, I got something special for you while I was there. You could call it a Christmas present ;) I plan on posting it tomorrow, so make sure you come check it out!


Monday, November 30, 2015

Remembering L. M. Montgomery

    Happy birthday to one of my most favourite authors EVER! 

L. M. Montgomery
Lucy Maud Montgomery

      She penned the Anne of Green Gables series, Emily of New Moon series, and The Story Girl (just to name few;) I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favourite quotes with you, as I'm sure you've seen them popping up here and there already!   (all photos courtesy of Pinterest)

Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? - Anne Shirley (L.M. Montgomery):

Free printables of L.M. Montgomery quotes from

L.M. Montgomery, The Selected Journals, Vol. 3:1921-1929:

Free printables of L.M. Montgomery quotes from

Miss Montgomery you kissed my cheek when I was a child and I have smiled ever since because of that touch:

     Now that I've gotten that out, have you read any of her books?  Which one is your favourite? Seriously, I'd love to know!


Friday, November 27, 2015

All Saints Day 2015

Hello there!  Whew! November? All ready? It sure snuck up on me this year! Happy-Day-After -Thanksgiving! (because that's totally a legitimate holiday :)

Anyways. Here are my dolls' costumes for All Saints Day (which was Nov. 1. don't laugh)

Lily dressed up as St. Bernadette 

                             St. Bernadette was a little French girl from Lourdes, France. When she
                           was fourteen years old, Our Lady appeared to her in a grotto (a niche in 
                           a rock) and gave her a very important message for the whole world.

You can read more about Saint Bernadette here.

Here we have Bridget dressed as St. Elizabeth of Hungary.
Fun Fact: I took her as my Confirmation saint :)

As you can see, St. Elizabeth was a Hungarian princess in the
early part of the 13th century ( High Middle Ages ).

She married the landgrave of Thuringia (Germany) and, after his 
death devoted the rest of her short life to the poor and sick, founding 
many hospitals. Read more here.

And finally, Felicity as St. Genevieve. 

Saint Genevieve lived near Paris in the 5th century.

It is said that when Attila and his Huns threatened to overtake
Paris, she encouraged the people to fast and pray. Thus, Paris was 
saved and she is now known as its patroness. 

More on this brave saint here.

  So, did you have a favourite costume? I think mine is Bridget's, but its hard to decide ;)

  Did all of you American readers have a nice Thanksgiving?  I can't believe its that time of year again! I mean, Christmas was last year, wasn't it? Well, there are lots of fun things to look forward to!
Tomorrow is my family's annual "Wreath Making" party at my grandparents house.  Everyone goes out into the woods and picks greens (pine, spruce, laurel, berries and, if it's a good year, Princess Pine!) So much fun!

  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


p.s. My dad and my brother took me on a trip to a doll clothes shop nearby. I believe I've mentioned it before;) I'll share pictures soon!

p.p.s Gearing up for another sale next week! Wish me luck!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Birthday, Bridget!

  Happy birthday to my Bridget-girl!

p.s. Happy All Hollows Eve! More pictures coming soon ;)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The American Girl Scandal

  This was not the post I had originally planned for today, but I thought this was of more importance.

   Earlier today, a fellow blogger brought my attention to this.  American Girl has officially made clear it's support of gay "marriage".  Now, I've known for years that they helped fund Planned Parenthood which still made me very uncomfortable, but they never actually encouraged the idea directly to young girls through their magazines and catalogs.  But this is completely different, and, I think, unacceptable.

    I am not telling you this to make you boycott American Girl as well, I am simply trying to make you aware.  ( "I come to inform; not to convince."- St. Bernadette Soubirous).  But I for one simply refuse to support a company that lies to young girls and goes against my morals.

    Please don't misunderstand me, I have much sympathy for these poor souls.  I am NOT their judge, God Is.  All I can do is pray for them.

   What was your reaction to this? Are you planning on contacting American Girl?


p.s. Thank you, Lainey, for posting about this. We are all proud of your courage. Keep it up!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Catching Up

Wow, I've nearly forgotten what this dear little blog looked like! I missed you!

I am reasonably assured that I only posted once last month. Whoopsy! I guess that's because we started school and I was pretty busy with 10th grade. It still shocks me when I think of that! Yikes! Anywhoo, what have I been up to? Glad you asked.

I have naturally straight hair. Like straight. There, I said it! So, once in a while I curl my hair. Yeah right. Anyway, that was the result. Not overly impressive, but oh well. (all you straight-haired girls out there, I feel your pain).

Oh, and while we're still on hair, I made this Celtic Knot Headband tonight. Horrible picture, but I literally took it 15 minutes ago. :)

Moving on. I probably should have mentioned to you before, dear readers, that the Fall is my busiest season. And I mean busy. That is when I do most of my craft fairs.

Like the one this past weekend that has been absorbing more or less of my time since July.

This is what our table looked like. (The left side is mine and the right is my Partner-in-Crime's)

All my little things: Felt Owls, Ear-warmers, Infinity Scarves, Hair-clip Flowers, Wash Cloths, Baby Bear Hats, Doll Slouchy Hats (love!), and Face Scrubbies. Whew!

Ruffle Scarf, Fingerless Gloves (which are incredible!!!), and Mug Cozies.
(No, Miss Lily is not for sale! She was being my lovely model!)

My friend made her positively lovely goat's milk soap!
 (Smells so good and is natural and safe!)

After the craft fair we visited my great aunt's house. She has the most picturesque little yard, I simply had to showcase it!

Oh the potential photo shoots...

I hope you enjoyed the pictures/life update! I have a few more fairs coming up so bear with me, please! Love you all!

p.s. If there's anything I had on my table that you'd like to see a more detailed picture of, just let me know! 

p.p.s. There might be a giveaway in the near future, so please follow me!