The Guiding Compass – Part 2

The door opened slightly, and a timid-looking girl appeared in the doorway. Her dirty blonde curls matched her tan complexion and reached the waist of her brightly colored tribal print dress. With one of her hands she clutched the embroidered strap of her burlap messenger bag and in the other she held a camera. Its neon pink strap dangled from it, unused. She had set down beside her an American Girl shopping bag. It was obvious it was filled with {Read More}

Did You Check Out the World By Girls Winners?

How many of you checked out the American Girl play website when you got up this morning? How many of you noticed the big button that said, “World by Girls Winners?” How many of you pushed the button, and saw the winners? How many of you noticed the 14-17 age group grand prize winner? It’s me! I won the grand prize in the World by Girls contest. Here is my drawing: And this is my paragraph I wrote (and my {Read More}

Tribal Print – A Photoshoot

Yes! It was finally not windy. Well, maybe a few breezes here and there, but who cares as long as the reflector isn’t blowing into the next lot, right? Right. 🙂 In a few of these pictures, she REALLY looks like Rebecca Rubin.   If you can see, there are few green things springing up in our yard. They’re weeds, but they look nice compared to the brown grass. Besides playing to violin, Pippa also loves to photograph anything. I’ve {Read More}

On the 9th Day of Christmas…

On the 9th day of Christmas, my best friend gave to me…

On the 7th Day of Christmas…

On the 7th day of Christmas, my best friend gave to me…

ABC News American Girl “Mania” Video

A news reporter did a story and video on American Girl dolls. It’s pretty interesting! 🙂 “One young collector loves American Girl dolls so much she has filled her entire bedroom with them. Annabella Koen, an 11-year-old from New York City, has been collecting American Girl dolls since she was 2. Now, she said she has “about 31” dolls in her family’s New York apartment, but said there were more at the family’s Long Island beach house, where the dolls have {Read More}

On the 5th Day of Christmas…

On the 5th day of Christmas, my best friend gave to me…

On the second day of Christmas…

On the second day of Christmas my best friend gave to me…

Deals of Day 12 – Salon Essentials

Today’s deals are perfect for spa days!

Sewing – My 4th Pleated Skirt

What is up with me and the skirts? I just really enjoy making them! So, yesterday I finished a pleated skirt with a cute pattern on the fabric. Spring is here modeling it today. Doesn’t she look so cute? Coral is really her color. The skirt is cotton, and I used white thread. I had no complications and might list it in Peppermint Pursuits! When I began to make the skirt, I wondered what it would look like in the {Read More}