Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas


The Christ-child lay on Mary's lap,

His hair was like a light.

(O weary, weary were the world,
But here is all alright.)

The Christ-child lay on Mary's breast

His hair was like a star.
(O stern and cunning are the kings,
But here the true hearts are.

The Christ-child lay on Mary's heart,

His hair was like a fire.
(O weary, weary is the world,
But here the world's desire.)

The Christ-child stood on Mary's knee,

His hair was like a crown, 
And all the flowers looked up at Him,
And all the stars looked down.

-A Christmas Carol, by G.K. Chesterton


Have a wonderful Christmas!

~All of us at The Best Loved Dolls

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Awesome Food Award

Clara from Clara's Craft Corner nominated me for this delicious tag! Thank you, Clara. :)

Ze Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Answer the 10 questions asked.
3. Come up with 10 more questions. (They must be food related!)
4. Nominate others to do the challenge

1. Hard or soft candy?
I'd say soft, because I have braces, but that doesn't mean I don't like hard candies! I like sucking on them when I have a sore throat. 

2. Chocolate-y or fruity candy?
It depends on my mood. Generally I'll eat both...

3. Do you like chocolate and nuts together?
Yes, I do! I made a recipe for homemade chocolate peanut butter cups and I love to use the crunchy peanut butter!

4. Top favorite candy?
I like really any Wonka candy, Milky Way or Three Musketeers, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

5. Do you eat a lot of candy?
No, my mom is kind of a health nut. :)

6. Favorite type of gum?
I really like wintergreen and Arctic Grape(it's one of those cube shaped gum flavors.)

7. What’s your opinion on white chocolate?
I like it, but in moderation. It's great in hot chocolate. Yummm!

8. If you could invent a new candy, what would it be like? a chocolate bar that is 12 inches and has a new combination or flavor every inch!

9. Would you like to eat just chocolate for a whole day?

10. Worst candy you’ve ever tasted?
I once had this thing called a "Tiger Pop" and I hated it.

I nominate whoever prefers brownies over cake, or whoever prefers sorbet over ice cream.

My questions:

Ravioli or Spaghetti?
Milky Way or Snickers?
Tea or Hot Cider?
What is the weirdest food you've ever had?
What is your favorite...
a. breakfast?
b. lunch?
c. dinner?
What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?(besides Turkey!)
Do you like coffee?
Caramel or Marshmallow?
What do you like in your hot cocoa?
What is your favorite comfort food?
Is there a food you associate with a happy memory?

P.S. I was thinking of starting this thing called Tsum Sunday where I post a picture of one of my Tsums if I go somewhere cool or do an activity. Thoughts?

Monday, November 9, 2015

Button Swap


I am in the process of adding all my favorite blog buttons+descriptions to my "button swap page." If you have a doll blog or know of a blog I should check out, leave a comment below!

Embarrassing throwback to when I did iPod photography. *shudders*

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Costumes 2015


Happy Halloween! We hope you had a great night. 


Lily James


Ghoul Girl

Cubs v.s Sox

Ghost Bride



And to wrap things up, a group photo!

What were your dolls for Halloween? We would love to know!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Spooky Stopmotions

'Ello there,

It's Amy! Today I'm going to share some creepy stopmotions that are great for boosting the Dolloween spirit. 

Not as creepy as some, but still unsettling

Plain awesomeness-I retold this to a friend and she freaked.

My all time fave.

I love Ultimate AG's sets and costumes.

Hm. I just realized the majority of those were Basilmentos, but that's okay, they're sure to entertain!
Have nice day!


Thursday, October 22, 2015

When all the Leaves are Gold

Lo! I am come to autumn, 
When all the leaves are gold; 
Grey hairs and golden leaves cry out 
The year and I are old. 

In youth I sought the prince of men, 
Captain in cosmic wars, 
Our Titan, even the weeds would show 
Defiant, to the stars. 

But now a great thing in the street 
Seems any human nod, 
Where shift in strange democracy 
The million masks of God. 

In youth I sought the golden flower 
Hidden in wood or wold, 
But I am come to autumn, 
When all the leaves are gold.

-G.K. Chesterton

P.S. Notice a theme in these fall photoshoots? Lotsa gold, peeps. 
I think I will continue this poem photoshoot thing-I really like it. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I'm Back!


Sorry for my rather long blogging break on here-I've been very busy with school.
I'm going to try and get a long shoot in this week, so if you'd like, comment below which doll you'd like to see, and what kind of outfit you think would look best!

I collect aliens. And monsters. This is my very interesting collection which continually reminds visitors to my room that I really am not right in the mind. ; )

To All the Doll Bloggers

Seriously, I don't care whether you choose to set a certain style for your photos.
I don't care what your design is.
And I certainly don't care whether you choose to use bright colors or girly vibes in your posts.
If anyone tells you to tone it down 'cause the AG blog community is "just a bunch of girly 10 year old flower children."
Don't pay any mind.
Because to tell you the truth, it's stupid to put that stereotype out there. It's wrong to think those people who like pink and such will change because it isn't your cup of tea. 

Just make sure you're respecting others no matter who you are, and that goes for everyone regardless of what your interests are.

It's hard, I know. I've let my touchy opinions show plenty of times. But making a concious effort really does make a change. 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Bring it On


we forget we are not alone,
we forget it's okay to roam,
for a while, to find your place,
to bring out your truth and grace.
bring it on, it's time, you can't take it wrong,
just work on forward, just sing a song.
sun may not be shining, rain may be a pattering,
don't forget to sing, just continue to sing.
bring it on, bring it on.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Bright and Light~A Short Photoshoot


Ever wonder why I rarely take photos of Gwen? Her bangs are so darn short I just cannot get her hair to stay neat! Anyway, I took a few photos with her today and I think they look fine.

I LOVE her eyes. They are so pretty and different from all my dolls. 
A bonus post inside a post. XD
 I don't play with stuffed animals anymore(unless Pippin wants to play), but I like to display them for fun. I enjoy collecting Tsum Tsums, little stuffed animals based off Disney characters. They're quite popular in Japan, and their name is Japanese, meaning "stack stack." Yes, they stack . ; )
I can't wait for The Nightmare Before Christmas ones which are coming out next month. There's a Vampire Teddy!


Alice in a teacup. 

Eeoyre. The most relatable Winnie the Pooh character ever, in my opinion. XD


Cheshire Cat. He kind of irritates me in the Disney movie, but in the book I like him. Has anyone seen the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland? What did you think? I wanna see it. 

Daisy Duck. Her bow is so cute.

Alice...not in Wonderland at the moment. 

Have a nice day.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Midsummer Musings

It's that time-Summer at it's peak.

Shadows take over the last rays of sun as night falls.

I get a sad feeling-this won't last forever. I want it to.

Nothing can match the glorious sound of the cicadas moaning or the feel of soft grass on bare feet.

Who needs shoes when you can dance like a sprite, barefoot, on dew kissed grass?

And despite all this magic the kids still don't believe...

There really are faeries. 


Bonus fairy pics.

(Amy likes to call them faeries due to the Olde English m'dears.)