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Questionable Tortoise Couture

Hello, world!

The GIVEAWAY is closing soon! February 1st, to be exact.

If you are interested in this giveaway, click HERE to learn more about it and how to enter!

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Chrissa Rachel Marie, Snow Queen- A Photostory/ Photoshoot

Hello, everyone! It’s me, Chrissa Rachel Marie Maxwell!! Today, all my adopted sisters slept in, so I went outside to play! Hope came along to snap some pictures, and I have to say that I didn’t look the most neat and fashionable, but who cares! I was having fun as the SNOW QUEEN!

Hope’s note: My mom dressed Chrissa, she did a great job!!!!

So first, I walked out onto the snow. It was so deep that I could stand on it without touching the grass!

Boots, wonderful boots.

Me. Making a snow angel.


Preparing to throw a snowball at an unspecified victim.

Close your eyes and feel the silence…. I love how snow muffles noise. It makes me feel closer to God without all the distraction of noise.

More pictures. Idk what to say except I was staring at a bird.

Me making a snowball.

That’s all for now, y’all! *throws snowball at screen*

Hope’s note: *don’t worry no iPads or dolls were hurt in the making of this photoshoot* XD

Hey, everyone!!!

Just wanted to tell y’all that I REDESIGNED MY BLOG!!! I did it on my iPad, so I think it looks right, but it would be great if you could check it out and tell me what you think! Also, I WOKE UP TO A BLANKET OF SNOWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EEK!!!!! I will post more pictures later!!!!!

AKA Hope

Paisley Awards Top 5 Nominees~VOTING OPEN

GO VOTE PEOPLE! Even though i’m Not on it, some of my awesome friends are!!!!


Why hello there everybody!  Welcome to the Top 5 Nominees and Voting of the Paisley Awards 2017!


Alright, we want to get into it, but before we do we just want to have a little CELEBRATION!  We made it into the first page on Google when you search the term “American Girl Doll Blog”  YAY!  It’s awesome because that way, more people can come and be involved in this doll blog!  Coolness!

Oh, and a HUGE thanks to everyone who nominated people!


You guys are ready to move on to the most exciting part of the Paisley awards… VOTING!

However, before you get to voting, there are a few rules of conduct so we can make this thing fair.

  • You can’t vote for yourself
  • You can’t vote on only one, meaning if you vote, you have to vote on all six categories
  • We will not show the results to…

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Nothing To Hide- Season One Part Three

In Chrissa’s POV

I lead the little girl down the hall and into Hope’s room. “The dollhouse is just around the corner.” I said. I wondered what Bethany would say….

As we rounded the bend, I gasped in shock. My room had been cleaned and organized! Bethany and Leilani stood there in front of it. “Bethany!” I whispered. “Did you do this????”

“Yes.” She bit her lip. “I-I’m really sorry for going through your stuff. I know it was wrong, and so I did this to make up for it. I hope you like it.” “And I helped!” Lealani piped up.

“Will you forgive me?” Bethany asked. “Of course!” I smiled and gave her a hug.

“Ahem.” I heard Mandy clear her throat behind me. “Oh! Bethany, this is Mandy. She’s our new sister!”

“ANOTHER NEW SISTER!?!? YAY!!!! HOW OLD ARE YOU!?!? WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR!?!?!? DO YOU LIKE CATS!?!?” She started firing questions at her. Thankfully, Mandy seemed used to girls like Bethany, because she grinned and answered, “I’m 10, my favorite color is green, and yes, I like cats!” I shook my head as Bethany did a victory dance. “YESSS I’M NOT THE YOUNGEST ANYMORE!!!!!”

I took Mandy over to Leilani, and they talked about going on adventures and stuff.

Then, I took her over to Felicity and Raven, who welcomed her nicely. Just then, I heard a voice: “Now, who is this?” It was Hope!


YAY CLIFFHANGERS but you obviously know I’m not going to turn down the poor doll XD

Anyway, so I hope you liked it! Never fear, however, even though Bethany and Chrissa have made up, THERE ARE MORE MYSTERIOUS THINGS TO BE ACCOUNTED FOR!

That’s all for now!!!

A short story 🙂

Hey, y’all! I’ve already shown some of you this, but when I read this story to my awesome friend Gracie 💖, she suggested that I post it here! It might be confusing for some of you because it’s fanfiction, but I think you’ll get the main message. I wrote this story based on personal experience, as I was in a “reflecting mood” earlier on in the day that I wrote it. So, here it is!!! Reflecting

An AIO Fanfiction Short Story

By Hope

In Connie’s POV

I was in a reflective mood. No one was in the shop but Jason and I. He was cleaning the counter and I was staring out the window. Thinking. Remembering. Wondering. Suddenly, I heard a voice behind me that made me jump. “What’s up, Connie?” “Oh, Jason, you scared me! I guess I was daydreaming!” I grinned sheepishly. His blue eyes twinkled. “Yeah, you were in your own little world. What were you thinking about?” I took a deep breath.“I was just wondering, what if my mom and I hadn’t moved to Odyssey? I mean, what if my parents hadn’t divorced, and we had stayed in California? We wouldn’t have met everyone here, and we wouldn’t have had so many good memories, and-” “Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow down, Connie. God doesn’t want us to dwell on the ‘what ifs’. He knows the future, and He always has a plan. He used your parents’ divorce and your move to Odyssey for good, even though you didn’t know it at the time. You have to trust Him, Connie. You have to live for the now, not dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.” I looked up at Jason and smiled. “You know, that sounds like something your dad would say.” He grinned. “Well, I should hope so.” “Thanks, Jason.” “So, now that you’re done reminiscing, can you come help me clean the tables now?” He teased. “I knew you had an angle!” I playfully swiped at him. “Hey!” He pretended to be hurt, then as I stood up, he grabbed the cloth he had been cleaning with and yelled, “I’ll get you for that!” I laughed as he chased me around. Yep, I thought. Jason is right. I need to live for the now.

The End

I hope y’all liked it!!!

Nothing To Hide- Season 1 Part 2

In Chrissa’s POV

I sat outside. It was dark, dreary, and raining. After I had seen what Bethany was holding, I had ran out here. I wasn’t mad anymore, just a little worried. I could hear Hope talking to Bethany about how looking through people’s things is a sin.

Suddenly, I heard a noise.

I turned around and saw a girl trying to climb up onto the porch!

I rushed over to her. “Do you need help?” I asked.

She hopped up on the porch. “I’ve got it.” She smiled cheerfully. “I’m Mandy Brinlie Flood. Who are you?”

“I’m Chrissa Rachel Marie Maxwell.” I smiled back at the girl.

She sat down and emptied her bag.

I sat down as well. “I live here. What are you doing here?”

“I was looking for a place to wait out the rain, and to write a postcard to my best friend Sarah. I hope I’m not intruding.”

Hmmm… I thought. “Do you have a home?” I asked her.

“No.” She shook her head sadly. “Then you can come live with me and my adopted sisters!” I suggested. “Really!?!?” Mandy was surprised. “Yes! I’m sure Hope won’t mind.” I grinned happily and led the girl inside.

So, I have had mercy on you and ended without a cliffhanger! XD Stay tuned for part three, where the dolls will meet Mandy!

Aka Hope 🙂💖😄