My Return to Blogging

Hey!

So…..It’s been almost a year for my little unplanned break, which is much longer than I was expecting.

Between dance, theatre, vacation, writing, cooking, and keeping up with my newest ideas, I’ve kind of neglected this blog a bit.

I do have 40+ posts in moderation though, so expect some serious draft-editing and posting. 😉

Anyways, I’M BACK!

A little bit of catch up:

Musical Theatre

Me and Wicked/Seussical

Last summer I was in a summer-long musical theatre class. It was AMAZING! The same group is doing it again this summer and I’m hoping to do it again! It’s all funded by me, but I finally saved up enough thanks to some extra help from my grandparents. Love you!

I even got a line, and the role of featured dancer, which I was really excited about since I hadn’t done any jazz/musical theatre/acting before that.

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I started taking theatre as well this year and I’ve been to one competition so far. It was really fun to see all my hard work (I may or may not have done a Lauren Child piece. BEST SCRIPT EVER!) pay off. My improv group placed pretty well, despite having some really hard/weird prompts and one that was pretty much right up our alley.

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I started extra dance this year: I’m now doing multiple ballet classes as well as lyrical, contemporary, and jazz. My ballet/lyrical/contemporary is awesome and my teacher is an incredible dancer, but our classes our pretty focused and way more specific than they were before this year. There’s a much bigger emphasis on character which, being a writer, I love.

Our recital dances are amazing though!

Food Burger

Cooking by Claire and I, Plating by Claire, Photography by me

I’ve been doing a lot of cooking recently as well, and I’d like to start blogging about some of my recent forays into the world of food. While I’ve always loved to cook, it’s recently been even more interesting to me.

The amount of Food Network and Great British Bake-Off our family watches is slightly insane. I’ve been going around pronouncing “basil” as “bah-sil”, thanks to all the British pronunciations in GBBO.

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A good portion of my time has been spent on my bookworm-ish tendencies. I’ve read several new favorites (Keeper of the Lost Cities and When My Name Was Keoko are my newest) and I thoroughly enjoyed them.

My love for Harry Potter has only grown in the past year, and for the first time I met someone who could answer all my crazy trivia questions. (YES! SOMEONE WHO KNOWS THE RACE OF JOSEPH!)* I can’t wait for FBAWTFT, nor the Cursed Child release. The amount of fan theories I’ve come up with are slightly insane (though a large portion of the fan theories I’ve come up with are also for Star Wars, so….**).

So that’s a bit about my crazy year! Hope you enjoyed!

Kathleen

* If you got that reference you’re my new best friend.

** As I’m writing this my siblings are watching Force Awakens again. All I can hear is “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” and a whole lot of  “FINN!” “FINN!”. Rathtar hunting isn’t cheap.

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My Two-Year Blog-i-versary!

As of two years ago today, I started my blog.

In the past year I haven’t blogged half as much as I’d have liked. I was able to post a few things (and not all doll-focused, yay!) but I’m hoping to get into the routine of posting once a week or more.

In the past year, I’ve gotten views from countries like the U.K., Brazil, Russia, United Arab Emirates, the Philippines, Ireland, Israel, Thailand, Pakistan, Kenya, Croatia, Lithuania, Nigeria, Algeria, Norway, South Korea, Bulgaria (YAY KRUM), Tunisia, Nepal, and Jamaica, to name a few. (Not quite a few, but I think it’s something like 89 countries at my last count.)

I’ve gotten about 12,000 views, multiple new followers, and a whole lot of comments.

I’ve changed my blog design (thanks, Dad!).

It’s been a wonderful year, even when I haven’t been blogging.

I just wanted to say thank you to my 14 followers and many blogging friends, and any one who has ever supported my blog.

Kathleen

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Bucket List

1. Spend a day reading in Trinity College’s Library

2. Visit/Live in Ireland

3. Go to a Lindsey Stirling concert

4. Be cast in a Harry Potter movie, either as an extra or an actual character

5. Be cast in an Artemis Fowl movie, either as an extra or possibly as Minerva (cause she’s the only girl I’m the age to play)

6. Stay/live in Seattle

7. Meet a person I “know” through the internet

8. Own a horse

9. Meet Emma Watson

10. Buy my friend a signed copy of Artemis Fowl

11. Visit Disney World

12. Meet Malala Yousafzai

13. Be accepted into my dance school’s competitive troupe

14. Buy a Cooper Mini and drive around in it (or rent one for the day)

15. Visit the WWofHP in Florida

16. Go to a midnight showing of Harry Potter

17. Publish one of my books

18. Travel through Europe for a few months in an RV with friends

19. Meet Michaela DePrince

20. Take an Irish dance class in every state

21. Meet Shannon Hale

22. Meet Gail Carson Levine

23. Meet Lois Lowry

24. Own a Canon Rebel T5i camera (once my camera skills go way up)

25. Meet JK Rowling

26. Win another Irish dance competition

27. Go and see Riverdance on its’ next tour of the US

28. Buy Kanani

29. Be able to give a friend a really nice gift

30. Travel Europe

31. Live in Ireland for a year

32. Go to college with my friend who I know IRL (and also happens to live on the other side of the world)

33. Go to Australia and meet Jessica 

34. Roamschool for a year

35. Visit Ålesund, Norway

36. Visit 5 different WW2 museums/memorials in Europe

37. Do a quad turn while foot is being held behind head

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I’m an overachiever, ok?

How are ya doing?

I’ve been kinda MIA lately, huh?

At least blogging and stop motioning. I’ve been doing plenty of commenting, NaNo-ing, and pinning.

And I mean a lot of pinning.

Anywho, I’m going to be even more MIA for the next two months or so.

I’m now journeying into the dark realm of Camp NaNo July *screams* and that’s going to be super fun, albeit very stressful.

And then in part of August I’m doing a theatre workshop, and that’s basically all I’ll be doing.

And my grandma is coming to visit in September.

So, blogging and whatnot will be on and off for the next few months. I’ll definitely upload some videos, though.

 

Love,

Kathleen

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My Entry for A Falling Star’s Writing Prompt Contest – The Ladder That Reached the Sky

Hullo today!

First up, I got a YouTube account.

 I am entering Emily’s Writing Prompt Contest, which runs till the end of the month if you would like to enter it. 🙂

I tried a different style than I normally do, so it was kind of hard to try and write in it. I had quite a lot of fun writing from a 3rd graders POV, though, and it was rather delightful to use such a classic name. I’d been wanting to use the name Matilda for ages, but there wasn’t really a character to go with it, or at least until I saw this picture.

It seems to be the one almost everyone already entered is using, so it will be rather hard for Emily to choose! I love the ones already out.

Anyways, enough rambling. Here’s my entry and the prompt I chose:

No clues about where the credits should go to

The Ladder That Reached the Sky

When I woke up that day, I would have laughed in your face if you said I would soon be climbing a ladder into the sky.

I mean, really? Where would I even find a ladder that tall? And how would it be supported?

Honestly, climbing a ladder into the sky is quite creepy. Clouds, and watching out for airplanes, and birds, and those spiteful little fairies.

People always say I’m too logical. They say I’ve never had an imagination. Which isn’t true. I do, I just prefer to not be active in the typical imaginative kid fashion. When I was 4, I was the only one reciting picture books while all the other girls dressed up as fairies.

Why did they even want to dress up as fairies?

Fairies are spiteful little things. They pull your hair and pinch your arm if you come too close.

I’m sure you’re wondering “Really? You do have a big imagination. Climbing a ladder into the sky? Sure. Keep dreaming, kiddo. You won’t be doing it for long.”

I can clearly imagine the day I decided to climb the ladder.

It was fall, October 10th.

The day started out like any other day. Wake up, breakfast, get ready for school, go to school, math, science, and then recess.

Olivia had been taunting me all day. Honestly, she reminded me of a particularly spiteful little fairy that I had seen as I climbed. She did the same things, and more.

“What kind of name is Matilda? Who would name their daughter Matilda?”

“Eww, Matilda, what is that? “A seaweed sandwich, what does it look like?” “Like boogers!”

“Ms. Martinez, Matilda is already done with her science test and is reading” “What is the problem with that, Miss Snooty Pants?” “Shut it, Ms. Awful Name”

She still drives me crazy. Blech. And she was getting better at driving me up the wall, too.

Recess that day was awful. Then, when I was in 3rd grade, years later, I could still remember being in 1st grade. My teacher read us “Roxie and the Hooligans” and that is exactly what I wanted to call Miss Snooty Pants that recess. A hooligan. And I did it, too.

So that is why that recess I ended up running through the school, out into the older kid playground, running through the gate that led to the meadow that led to the stream that led to the forest that led to the other meadow and collapsing in a heap on the ground.

“It’s not fair” I whispered.

“Nothing’s ever fair, dear.”

“What?”

“Look up”

I lifted my head up and looked around for the mysterious voice. Straight in front of me, there was a very tall, very rusty, very old ladder. It wasn’t held down with anything, it just went straight up into the sky.

I put one foot onto it very gingerly, reaching a hand sky-wards. I took another step, and another.

And now, here I am. Two years (or so I reckon) among the birds and the bees, the clouds, and the fairies, watching out for airplanes. Still climbing.

Sometimes I wonder where this will end.

Maybe it’ll end at Mars. Or maybe at the sun. Maybe even in Olympus!

Wherever and whenever it ends, I know that I’ll be happy, and I’ll finally have a place to call home.

No Olivia. No hooligans. No “you have no imagination.”

Just me and the sky and the fairies and the birds and the clouds and the airplanes and the ladder and the place it will lead to.

Home.

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The Düeren Family Dolls!

Ahem. Yes, is this thing on?

Ok. Hello, peoples.

Today, I am going to talk about a very special group of dolls.

Their name is…The Düeren family!

They are 5 sisters (Marie, Grace, Hazel, Willow, and Adeline).

Plus, here are their cousins: Leah Grace, Cozzie, Saige, Annika, and Sophie. Leah, Cozzie, and Saige are/will be Lainey‘s dolls.

Almost the whole Düeren family is supposed to be my mini-me, BTW. Katelyn (my first doll) is kinda my younger self mini-me, like me at age 8 or so. I’ve changed quite a bit since then, so that is why Grace and Marie in particular are my going to be my new mini me-s. They don’t look like me, necessarily, but in personality they’re really similar.

 

So, introducing….the Düeren family!

FYI, Grace and Willow might swap wigs. For now, though, this is the plan.

 

The Older Twins:

 

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Marie Charlotte Düeren

Age 13

One of the oldest twins, Marie Charlotte is basically my slightly more nerdy, introverted side in doll form. She loves writing, photography, reading, Harry Potter, LotR (Lord of the Rings), history, science, swinging, psychology, learning about people from around the world, logic puzzles, Ravenclaw, Mythbusters, playing Mafia, Brain Games, Fetch, horseback riding, and fangirling. She plays the violin, is in debate club, and does all three NaNos every year. 🙂

Marie is spunky, yet sweet; sarcastic, yet smart; logical, yet slightly crazy; and somewhat quiet, but very nerdy. 🙂 She speaks (like me) in Ye Olde English. Her “cause” is illiteracy. She is an INTJ from Ravenclaw, though she wouldn’t mind Slytherin, either.

Grace Winifred Düeren

FYI, Grace will be customized to have freckles and the Bavas International Glamour Girl wig in Auburn.

Age 13

One of the oldest twins, Grace is pretty much my more extroverted side. She loves dancing, acting, doll-stopmotioing, all of Noel Streatfeild’s books, directing, sewing, designing clothes, learning about people from around the world, gymnastics, playing with her dolls, blogging, and singing. She takes lyrical, ballet, tap, Scottish, Irish, and jazz, and is in the performance / competition troupe at her dance school.

Grace is……crazy. Extroverted, talkative, positive, bossy, encouraging, funny, quick-thinking, somewhat annoying, thoughtful, and the kind of person who will comment on almost every blog she sees. Her “cause” is diversity, in any way, shape, and form.

She is an ESFP loyal to Gryffindor.

The Younger Twins:

 

Hazel Adele Düeren

Age 11

One of the youngest twins, Hazel is very into music, LotR, dolls, gardening, building things out of wood, lacrosse, Disney, art, and nature. She plays viola, violin, piano, and flute, and also sings. She likes to stop motion, and uploads all her AGSMs to AGtube.

Hazel is pretty quiet and introverted. She’s a bit shy, though she will talk a mile a minute after she knows you better. She’s very sweet, and her “cause” is making sure that people are not homeless.

Hazel is a loyal Hufflepuff, and a INFP.

Willow Mae Düeren

FYI, Willow will have a RRG Curly Auburn Parting Wig, freckles, and possibly some more cheek color.

Age 11

One of the youngest twins, Willow is pretty much my artistic and crafty side. She loves art, designing doll clothes, sewing, knitting, crochet, ice skating, woodwork, painting, felt-crafting-thingies, finding weird dresses at thrift shops and updating them, and listening to weird music.

She is a crazy, energetic, temperamental, sometimes reckless, not-thinking-things-through, life of the party type gal. She throws herself into anything and everything, though usually loses focus after a few hours, so there are many half started projects lying around her room. Her “cause” is girl’s rights. Not everything associated with that, but some of it.

Willow is an ISFP, and is in Gryffindor.

The only non-twin:

 

Adeline Eve Düeren 

(H4H Zelia, picture unavailable)

Age 10

Adeline isn’t exactly the girls sister–she’s actually their cousin, though she lived with them until her 9th birthday, when she moved to Sao Paulo with her family.

Adeline loves lots of different things, and from day to day it changes. She seems to like art and crafts stuff, but the type changes often.

Her personality is still in progress, so I’ll post more once it’s more worked on. 🙂

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Doll Look Alikes

Hi! This was actually the fifth post I ever wrote on my blog, in early May 2014. I never posted, but I thought it would be fun to do so now, as a kind of Throwback Thursday type post (even though it’s not Thursday). I kept the typos and spelling/grammar errors on purpose, just for fun. I did add a few notes that I wrote now, though.

 

hi!  these are just dolls that I think look alike. Maybe sisters or cousins or something.

 

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Jess and #40 and #30

I love them all!

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Ruthie and MyAG #41

I personally think #41 looks like Ruthie’s older sister, but she has Sydney’s green eyes, so maybe Sydney’s older sister? Or both of their cousin?

Note from me as of 2015: When we got Malaila, we decided that Ruthie looked a lot like her (Weird, huh?). So, we’ll be getting #41 and re-naming her Shola, because we think it fits her better than it fits Malaila. Hola will be Malaila’s older sister.

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#55 and #44

I think they could really be sisters! They have the same face mold, hair color, and eye color. The only differences are that #44 has medium skin and no freckles and #55 has light skin and freckles. But their skin color is only a tad bit off when you see them in person.

Note from me as of 2015:  Their names are now Annika and Gabby, and they will be cousins. 🙂

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Cecile and #46

I think they have the same face mold but I’m not sure. They both are very cute and look adorable in dark green. 😉

Note from Kathleen: *facepalm* Thank goodness I can now tell when dolls have the same face mold.

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#44 and #46

Their both very cute! I think if I bought #46 she would definitely be #44’s (who I’m definitely getting) cousin on her African American side. ( I always think of #44 as half African American, one fourth Hispanic, and one fourth French Canadian.)

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Cecile and #44

The only difference is skin color and slight hair color difference.

 

Did you like this? I can do more if anyone wants me to.

Especially the not!GOTY ones. Those are fun to see. 🙂

 

Kathleen

Note from me as of 2015: This was almost painful to read.

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Randomness, Writing, and………Experimental Scientists?!?!?!

So, today I decided that I want to do some tips and tutorials. Their crazinesses were told about it, and they quite liked the idea, so they chose a theme for themselves.

Hailey’s Tips for Success:

Tips for how to get better grades and how to plan for big projects and such.

 

Baking with Rubye and Alejandra/Baking with Rubye/ Cooking with Alejandra:

Cooking tips and tricks, as well as a few recipes we use. Depending on whether both or one of them is doing it, it will have a different name. Rubye does more baking, and Alejandra more cooking, hence the different names.

 

Sydney’s Spotlight:

Featuring different dance – related items for dolls, such as books, outfits, and performance wear. 🙂

 

Emily’s Guide to Manners and Grammar:

Manners and grammar. (Yes, Mom, I’m voluntarily helping her. Your eyes are not deceiving you.)

 

Ruthie’s Fairy Tales:

Short stories, fairy-like names, etc.

 

Sewing with Becca Ana:

Sewing tips, tricks, and tutorials

 

Fashion with Bella Rose:

Bella’s favorite outfits!

 

Malaila’s Library:

Book reviews, and some of those “If you like this, you’ll love………..” 🙂

 

Rachel the RaNDom:

Whatever things are currently on Rachel’s mind 🙂

 

Piper the Experimental (and Temperamental) Scientist

Piper doing science-y things

 

Nikita’s Photography

Some of the Nikita’s favorite photographs that she has seen

 

Tipi’s Writings

All things writing

 

Nyesha’s Artful Thinking

Art, painting, etc.

 

Katelyn’s Break the Ice

Katelyn will be talking about whatever she wishes, basically. 🙂 Even though I hate talk shows, it’ll be set up a bit like that, with her occasionally interviewing her sisters. And her name is because she’s breaking ice between her and anyone who wants to talk to her by giving them ideas for talking to her. She came up with that, not me. Clever……..hehe…………….*cricket noise*………………r……….i………….g……..h…………t……….? *runs off stage*

 

I’m having trouble with choosing some of them. I might change a few of them, eventually. I thought about someone doing a series of posts about people from all over the world, but that doesn’t quite fit anyone’s personality. If anyone’s interested, I can do those posts though, just written by me.

Anyways, keep an eye out for these!

Kathleen

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Awards and Tags- Darling Doll Blog Award, the New Blogger Award, and the Summer Bucket List Tag!

I’ve recently gotten several awards, so I thought I would make a post with them. 🙂

Firstly, 50, 000,000 thanks to these girls! I never would have thought that my blog would get any awards, so this made me super excited. 🙂

Darling Doll Blog Award from L. Rose

1.If you could bring back a retired doll from AG, which one would it be?

Hmm……. If I could choose four, they would be Kanani, Cecile, Felicity, and #15. If I had to just choose one, it would be really close, but Kanani is my all time favorite AG doll ever. She’s such a gorgeous doll.
2.If you had to get rid of all your dolls but one, which one would you keep?

Don’t make me do this!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn’t choose!!!!!!!!!!
3.What do you want a future GOTY to be like?

You can see one of my GOTY ideas here, but I’ve had several new ones recently. My favorite would look something like this:

The dark blue eyes (Kit and Nellie both have them) or Saige’s aquamarine eyes,  shoulder length black hair, freckles, Jess mold, and either light or medium skin.

 

4. Scarves or Shoes?

Hmm……don’t really care much, haha.
5.How long have you been blogging?

A year and two days! 😀 (I got the New Blogger Award months ago, fyi)

 

I nominate:

Nicole from Wardrobe of Memories

Maddie from Dolls on My Mind

Loren from Happy House of AG

Leah from ToDolly Awesome

Jaclynn from Little House of American Girl

Madi from Delightful World of Dolls (I know, that’s six, but I love all these blogs!)

 

There are other doll blogs I like quite a bit also, but they already had gotten the Darling Doll Blog Award or they don’t have a Name/URL comment option, so I couldn’t tell then I had nominated them. (Vinyl Girls, AG in the Shire, DWOD, etc.)

 

So, Nicole, Maddie, Loren, Leah, Madi, and Jaclynn:

-You answer the 5 questions

-Then you nominate five people

-And write 5 questions for them to answer

– Finally, you comment on their blog to tell them you have awarded it to them.

 

Questions for you:

1. What would your dream GOTY be? What does she like doing? What’s her backstory?

2. What are your favorite things on doll blogs? (Photoshoots, photo stories, stop motions, DIYs, hairstyles, sewing, etc.)

3. What is your favorite book that isn’t that well known?

4. What are 5 facts people who haven’t met you in real life would never guess?

5. If you could meet any AGTuber, who would you meet? If you could meet any AG (or any other doll brand, really) blogger, who would you meet?

 

New Blogger Award from Nicole:

1. What was the first doll you received?

For 18″ in general: I’ve had baby dolls for years, but the first 18″ doll I ever got was  OG Katelyn. I put her up on the Meet The Dolls page, so you can read more about her there.

You can read more in my blog-o-versary post

 

2. What is your favorite season?

Undoubtedly Fall or Spring. Winter is pretty fantastic also. Pretty much anytime it rains a lot. 🙂

 

3. What is your favorite movie?

Oi, ok. Erm…Brave, Narnia, the Secret of Kells, and Harry Potter are all some of my favorites, but  nothing can compete with Jig. If you haven’t seen that, go on Netflix and search it. It is absolutely fantastic. I’m actually watching it while I post, haha.

 

4. What type of outfit would you like to see me sew?

Same things you’re sewing now. 🙂 One with Celtic knots would be pretty fantastic also.

 

I’m going to nominate: *waves fairy wand and beautiful dress appears while I cackle madly as Bellatrix because that is all I think of when I see the fairy godmother*

All silliness aside,

L. Rose

Ginger

Jessica

 

You have to:

Answer my questions

Nominate one person. They must have been blogging for less than a year and have less than a hundred posts.

Write four questions for them to answer

Comment and tell them that they were nominated

 

Questions for you:

1. What would your dream GOTY be? What does she like doing? What’s her backstory?

2. What are your favorite things on doll blogs? (Photoshoots, photo stories, stop motions, DIYs, hairstyles, sewing, etc.)

3. What is your favorite book that isn’t that well known?

4. What are 5 facts people who haven’t met you in real life would never guess?

 

The Summer Bucket List Tag from Ellie:

 

The Rules are:

1. Write 15 things that you want to do this summer (if you can’t think of 15 that’s okay) and publish it in a post.

2. Insert the picture. (nope, don’t feel like it)

3. Nominate 4 other people to do the tag.

4. Have fun!

UPDATE: I’m marking which I did and which I didn’t.

So, my summer bucket list:

1. Visit the AG store

Technically, I want to do this in September, but anytime in summer would be ok, too! Did not do this.

2. Get Kit and Nahji

Self explanatory, haha. Got Nahji, not Kit.

3. Go ice skating

Also self explanatory, haha. I did do this!

4. Stay at my grandparents house for a few days

We don’t get to see them that often, but I stayed at their house for a few days, and it was bliss. 😀 Not this.

5. Sell some of my solo dress designs

I haven’t talked about this, I guess. Anyways, in Irish dance, you can get a solo dress once you get to a certain level. I love to design solo dresses, and I’d love to try and sell some. OR this.

6. Start selling my doll clothing patterns

Through Pixie Faire, hopefully. 🙂 I’m working on perfecting one, so I can hopefully finish perfecting it this month or May, and then get it all computerized and the directions written up. If I focus, I can get it probably all done in August or so. Or this.

7. Win Camp NaNo!

This is Camp Nano. Wanting to win it is self explanatory. I’m slaving away on the April one right now, but I doubt I’ll win, so I’m hoping for July. But I did do this!

8. See my cousin

I haven’t seen her in ages! Well, technically, I saw her in March, but I was trying to get ready for somehting and we only got to talk for a few minutes. I saw her, but only for a few minutes because yet again she came over while I had to do something.

9. Read some classics.

I read the Little House on the Prarie series years ago, but I’d like to reread that, Narnia, Little Women, etc. Also, I’ve never read Huckleberry Finn or Tom Sawyer, so I’d like to read those. Read Narnia, Little Women, Three Musketeers, etc., but not Huckleberry Finn or Tom Sawyer.

10. Audition for a movie/tv show/commercial

Also self explanatory. Kind-of did this.

11. Take a  lyrical summer class

Self explanatory. I didn’t do this, but I’m taking lyrical in the fall/spring semesters.

12. Perfect my jumps and spins and SPOT!

Ballet is hard, man. I learned a few days ago that I’ll be moving up two levels next year instead of one, and changing from being the oldest to one of the youngest, so I really need to work on my dancing. (So apparently I needed to practice more because my ballet class is confusing)

13. Post more

If you follow my blog, you know what I mean. I most definitely have not done this.

14. Join a doll forum

Preferably AGHomeschool. I don’t know if my parents would let me, though, so this is a maybe. I’ve not done this.

15. Take Spunky and Sweet to a craft fair

Booths are so expensive! I did this, but in early fall.

The people who are nominated:

Madi

Emma

Lainey

Sunny

 

 

L. Rose, Ellie, and Nicole all have fantastic blogs (hence why they got nominated,) and I check them every day! Thanks a lot, girls!

Kathleen

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My Favorite Dresses from Oireachteas – Eastern Canadian Region

Here are a few of my favorite Irish Dance solo dresses I have seen from Oireachteas.

Eastern Canadian Oireachteas

u8:

Blue and Silver 

Gradient Pink and White

White, Purple, and Blue

Pink

Pink, White, and Gold

u9:

Blue, Black, and White

Purple, White, and Blue

Black, Green, and Yellow

Purple, Black, and White

u10:

Silver, Black, and Pink

Silver, Blue, and Black

Blue, Gold, and Black

Teal and Green

Green, Gold, and White

 

u11 – u15 will be up soon, as well as some of my favorite dresses from other regions.

 

 

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About Me! Part 1 – Dancing Unicorns

I’m sure you all want to get to the dancing unicorns part, but you’ll have to wait a sec so I can explain this.

So, if any of you have seen my about page, you’ll know that it is blank, empty, zero, nada, zip. Yeah. Whoops. I’m starting a series of posts about me, and when they’re posted I’ll also link them to my about page, so you can learn more about me.

I know, I know: Why don’t you just post all of this on your about page? Erm, I tried it. It was very, very, very long. It literally took me 10 minutes to read the whole thing, and it was eight thousand words. Yeah. You aren’t going to want to read all that in one go.

So this is kinda the main facts about me. Hobbies, favorite colors, etc.

Credit notes are on some of them, others are being added, and some I cannot find. If you know where any of these are from, please let me know.

Also, please know that I have not looked at many of these websites, so I don’t know what you might find on them.

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Credit: http://erikaverginelliblog.com

I’m Kathleen, a bookworm-ish, nerdy, doll loving, dancing tween.

girl reading big book

http://booksandpublishing.tumblr.com

My nose is often in a book.

Kanani

Credit to American Girl

I love American Girl,

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Credit to Our Generation

Our Generation,

Shola

Credit to Many Small Friends (manysmallfriends.com/sewing-and-knitting-for-hearts-for-hearts-shola/)

Hearts for Hearts,

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Credit to My Twinn

and My Twinn dolls.

toe stand hard shoes

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I’m an Irish,

pointe ballet shoes

Credit to Fabio Milani

ballet,

row of tap shoes

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and tap dancer.

Dumbledore's Army

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I have an unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter, which is the best book ever,

fabric and trims

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Sewing,

polaroids

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Photography,

doll hairstyle

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doll hairstyling,

AGSmiless and Jenna Livia Maxton

Credit to AGSmiless (youtube.com/channel/UCYsu9KAfXX3UL027SJbm-8g)

and stop motioning are really great. (For those of you who don’t know, this is Alexis/AGSmiless and her doll Jenna/Livia/Maxton)

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Credit to me 🙂

I own an Etsy shop.

Red inspiration photo

Benedict Gacutan

I’m currently editing one book,

stars book inspiration

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and writing another (CAMP NANO YAY!).

nerdy abraham lincoln shirt

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I’m a history nerd. (Isn’t that shirt fabulous?)

Pinoholic

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I may or may not waste spend a bunch of my time on Pinterest. I have 5,490 (and counting) pins; 852 Irish dance, 993 doll related pins, 663 writing, 468 sewing inspiration and such pins, and 117 Disney. Not to mention all my other boards. (Here’s my account)

mint green packages

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My favorite colors are mint green,

dark green rings

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dark green,

stairs

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 and turquiose.

lilacs

NYFalls.com

I also like lilac.

emma watson

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Emma Watson is one of my favorite people (note to self: must eat strawberries with a fork),

malala

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as is Malala Yousafzai,

michaela deprince

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Michaela DePrince,

gabby douglas

Official photo for US Gymnastics Team

and Gabby Douglas.

bethany hamilton

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Bethany Hamilton is pretty great too. (Yes, I have read her book and saw her on the Amazing Race)

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KaraleeLS on Flickr

Racial diversity is something that I think is extremely important in books, movies, dolls, anything.

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Credit goes to Disney (blogs.disney.com)

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Disney screenshot

My favorite movies are Enchanted (I’m the kinda person who acts like Giselle half the time and the other half is a logical person who says “it’s reality.”)

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Credit to Disney

Frozen,

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HARRY POTTER,

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Credit: enchantedengland.tumblr.com

Narnia,

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Image Source Disney.  I cannot find who edited it

Brave,

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Credit (aidyreviews.net/blu-ray-review-ella-enchanted/)

and parts of Ella Enchanted. The book is better, but I like the movie as a stand alone sorta-thing.

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Credit (ebooknetworking.net/books_detail-1599903946.html)

I’ve already mentioned Harry Potter, but my other favorite books are The Books of Bayern series,

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Credit to Barnes and Noble

The Giver,

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Credit to Barnes and Noble

and the 13 Treasures series.

My favorite music/artists is Irish anything,

Riverdance,

The Giver soundtrack, (this will literally play for hours on end at our house.)

Prince Avalanche,

Brilliance,

Patrick Doyle,

Harry Potter movie soundtrack 4, 5, and 6,

Angie Miller (Big Angie fans at our house. Claire cried when she was voted off AI),

along with Harry and the Potters, largely because of how funny it is. I don’t really enjoy the actual singing.

Unicorns are awesome.

My favorite show ever is Fetch (it was discontinued about 6 years ago, but it is on Netflix and Hulu Plus, and is great for all ages. Even my parents love it!)

and I’ve seen one episode of Brain Games, which was really cool. Again, nerdy person warning.

I love pizza,

chocolate,

glitter,

sequins,

and more glitter.

I speak in what my friend calls Ye Olde English, which mainly consists of thereof, furthermore, technically, and my favorites: theoretically and logically. 🙂

Yeah, so these are my main hobbies and such. 🙂 I’ll post more soon, mainly going into more details about what I wrote here.

All photos are on my Pinterest board, Dolls and Dance. You can find out credits and all there. 🙂

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