DWOD’s 3-Year Anniversary!

Can you believe it?! On November 4th, 2012, after three days of toying around and experimenting and technicalness, Delightful World of Dolls was officially launched to the world! I’m amazed at how far we’ve come… You can read the story of how Delightful World of Dolls came to be from getting inspired by the blog Julie’s Jumbles and the request of a Picasa album to where it is now, by reading our 1-Year anniversary post here!

We first started off using Blogger. (When I saw we, I mean me and my dolls. At the time, it was just Molly and I.) You can still visit our old blog, here!

Then, in July of 2013, we moved to WordPress, which is what this site is on now. We needed our videos to work, and they were not working on our blogspot location. So, here we are!

I want to say a HUGE thank you to every single person who has viewed, liked, followed, or commented. You girls all mean soooo much to me, and I consider every one of you a friend! You have been with me through the move to Florida and have prayed and helped me through that hard time. You’ve prayed and seen me through two steroid injections. You rejoiced when I recieved great reports at the hospital for my arthritis, and prayed hard and stood strong with me when I had to undergo the steroid injections.

Online, I’ve met many new friends, kept many old buddies, and look forward to making new ones. I am so excited for the rest of the year, and I have big plans for DWOD! Like maybe a bimonthly newsletter, a regular posting schedule, and possibly even picking up Mini Doll Mag again! Oh, yes, and an hopefully-epic Christmas AGSM is in the planning stages too!

You girls all rock my socks off – thanks for being here and sticking with me through the tough times of moving, friends, travels, and treatments. I thank God so much for every one of you and pray that He exceedingly and abundantly blesses you above all that you could even think or imagine! I will continue to share the love of Jesus Christ to anyone who comes to this delightful world, through things I love – dolls.

Thanks to my awesome family for the continuous support:

Mom, for loving AG so much and encouraging me to keep loving my dolls.
Dad, for paying all of DWOD’s expenses and helping me with tech-y stuff.
Makenzie, for advice on photos and for the amazing new Canon EOS 60D.
Russell, for the great and crazy awesomeย ideas, suggestions, inspiration, and fun-loving support.
Myย entire family, including grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles for never stopping loving and believing in me!

And most of all, God, and my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ – for enabling me to have this blog in the first place. My dad wasn’t going to let me have a blog, but God said yes. Through this wonderful site, I have fun with my dolls and spread the love of Jesus to everyone who visits! Isn’t it amazing what God can do?

I hope you’ll keep reading for the many years to come!

Love,


And all of my wonderful dolls!

2015-12-14T11:01:19-05:00 November 13th, 2015|48 Comments

48 Comments

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    Clara November 13, 2015 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    Yay! Congrats on 3 years of awesome blogging! I really, really love your blog (especially the photostories)! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sounds like you have a lot of great people in your life! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Clara

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 14, 2015 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Clara! I’m so happy you like my blog – I love yours as well! ๐Ÿ˜€ (And yes! :D)

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    Jackylina November 13, 2015 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    That is SO wonderful! I LOVED reading this post. I feel the exact same way.

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    Kathleen November 13, 2015 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    *bawls*
    Seriously though Madi, I don’t even know what to say.
    I think if I even thped anything it would be a repeat of everything I’ve ever commented, so instead I’ll just say one thing:
    Congratulations.
    You’re fantastic, and I love commenting.
    And I think God (and I and everyone you’ve ever met) is pretty darn proud of you.

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 14, 2015 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      Thank you so, very, very much, Kathleen! Your comment was so sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am so blessed to have met you, and am proud to call you my friend!

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    Quinley November 13, 2015 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    Happy anniversary!!

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    Liz from AGH November 13, 2015 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Congrats!!!!!! YAY!!! PARTY!! I just LOVE this blog! You Have such good posts and I hope you continue for a long time!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 14, 2015 at 12:55 pm - Reply

      Aw, thank you, Liz! I am so glad you like my blog, and I too hope to continue for a long time! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    AGcmg November 13, 2015 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Congratulations Madi!!! I’m so happy for you!!! I’m so glad I found your blog and I’m very happy to be your friend ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have an awesome day!
    -AGcmg

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 14, 2015 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, AGcmg – I am so very happy you be your friend as well! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
      You have an awesome day, too! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Jaclynn (littlehouseofamericangirl) November 13, 2015 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    YAAAY!! Happy Blogiversary, Madi!! WOW! 3 years!! That is amazing! I’m so excited for you! ๐Ÿ˜€
    You’re posts are always so enjoyable and I hope you will never stop blogging! I will never forget the time I first “met” you and I hope we’ll always remain friends ๐Ÿ™‚
    I wish you the best in the rest (haha! A rhyme!) of your blogging journey! ๐Ÿ˜€
    ~Jaclynn~

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Jaclynn! I too hope that we will always remain friends, you are such an inspiration to me and everything of yours I read brings a smile to my face!
      Haha, thanks! You too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Jaclynn (littlehouseofamericangirl) November 14, 2015 at 1:25 pm - Reply

        You’re welcome! And thank you, too! That means a lot to me ๐Ÿ™‚
        Also, I just wanted to let you know that I just finished reading your story, Charity Stays Strong! It was really good and very well written! I’m looking forward to reading more in the Charity Brooks (that is her name, right?) series ๐Ÿ™‚
        ~Jaclynn~

        • Molly and Madison
          Molly and Madison November 14, 2015 at 1:48 pm - Reply

          You’re welcome! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
          Oh, thank you so much! I am so glad you liked it! (Yup, that’s right! :)) I’m (slowly, heh heh…) working on the next one, a Christmas themed one that will hopefully be up by the holidays! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Loren November 13, 2015 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Happy 3-year anniversary, Maddi! That is amazing! The picture is really cute, btw ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m so, so glad that I met you — you’ve inspired me in many ways. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been touched by you!

    Keep up the good work, and never give up!

    ~Loren

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 14, 2015 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Loren! (I’m glad you like the photo! A day doesn’t go by that I’m not taking photos with the new camera. I love it so much! LOL!!)

      I am so glad I have met you, too – and not just because you are such an incredible author and blogger! You’re such an inspiration to me and many others! ๐Ÿ˜€

      As I like to say, blog on! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    AnonymousA November 14, 2015 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Aww Madi. I feel truly blessed to have found your blog. Your blog led me to AGH. There I met RK, who I did a collab blog with. When RK left, my mom decided that since RK and I had blogged, it would be alright for me to have a blog. And, when we were picking what sort of blog I should have, I showed her your blog. That made the final decision. So, without you, I wouldn’t be on forums or have a blog!:D

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 14, 2015 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      Aw, I’m so blessed that you found my blog! It makes me so, so, so happy to know that you have a blog because of mine! I am so glad you have a blog now and are on forums, I love reading your posts and chatting with you! Blog on and never stop being the amazing Anonymous A/AA/You you are! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Christian Homeschooler November 14, 2015 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Congratulations on three years, Madison! I love reading your blog and I look forward to reading it in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚
    ~Christian Homeschooler
    P.S. I like your new header. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 14, 2015 at 1:17 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Christian Homeschooler! I’m so glad you like reading my blog. I love yours too and hope you continue it for a long time! (I mean, if you want to. Definitely don’t feel forced to blog.)
      P.S. Thank you so much! It was taken with the new camera. I love taking pictures with it so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Nikki November 14, 2015 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Congrats….one day late! You have awesome posts and I will always read your blog!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 14, 2015 at 1:17 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Nikki! I will always read your blog, too, it rocks!!

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        Nikki November 15, 2015 at 4:29 pm - Reply

        Thanks, but you blog is totally better than mine!!

        • Molly and Madison
          Molly and Madison November 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm - Reply

          No, your blog is awesomer (is that a word?) than awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

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            Nikki November 16, 2015 at 6:48 pm - Reply

            Thanks! Lol, I will ask my , I will ask my mom about that since she is a teacher!

            • Molly and Madison
              Molly and Madison November 16, 2015 at 9:44 pm - Reply

              Lol! That’s cool your mom is a teacher! So is mine – er, well, she teaches me at home. We’re homeschooled. lol ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

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            Nikki November 17, 2015 at 6:39 am - Reply

            That’s cool! I really want to be homeschooled, but at least I have really nice friends! Also, I didn’t mean to put I will ask two times.?

            • Molly and Madison
              Molly and Madison November 20, 2015 at 2:10 pm - Reply

              Thanks! I’m glad you have nice friends ๐Ÿ˜€ And yeah I figured lol ๐Ÿ™‚ .

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    Quinley November 14, 2015 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Happy anniversary!!n And I love your dolls outfits

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 14, 2015 at 1:17 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ˜€ My dolls say thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Megan (A Barefoot Gal) November 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    Aww! So happy for you! So have you been blogging for three years, or is that just how long DWOD has had a .com domain?

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I have been blogging for three years, including the time we were using Blogger. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Quinley November 14, 2015 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    How would you describe your doll’s personalities?

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison November 14, 2015 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      Molly is adventurous, fun-loving, highly patriotic, and goofy.
      Josefina is quiet, calm, gentle, sweet, and likes to take charge in a kind way.
      Cรฉcile is spunky, fashionable, outgoing, and friendly.
      Emelie is a little shy, can be quiet, practical, and observant. She might appear standoffish if you didn’t know how her.
      Jasmine is both spunky and spirited, a fashionista, a little bossy, likes to take charge, and can be tempermental, but is nice, ๐Ÿ™‚
      Ellie is artistic, friendly, sweet, somewhat adventurous, and likes to be apart of everything.
      Chloe is very adventurous, highly dramatic, kind, and loves to write. Likes to look fabulous every where she goes.

      Whew! Is that all of them? Would you like the mini dolls’ personalities, too? That was fun, Quinley, thanks for asking! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Quinley December 6, 2015 at 10:48 am - Reply

    I have a question in Mines of Malaysia did Jasmine really truly meet her mother????!!!

    • Molly and Madison
      Molly and Madison December 7, 2015 at 3:52 pm - Reply

      Yes. When her adoptive parents died I took her in, but then she discovers her real mother was Princess Demetria. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Daisymermaid April 10, 2016 at 5:05 pm - Reply

        But I thought that it was her biological parents that died!

        • Molly and Madison
          Molly and Madison April 12, 2016 at 6:37 pm - Reply

          No, I made it really confusing. I’m still trying to figure out which backstory I want her to have. At first I made her have doll parents, but then that just didn’t really go with what I wanted the other doll’s stories to have. So I’m stil working on it. ๐Ÿ˜›

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            Daisymermaid April 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm - Reply

            Woah, now I’m really confused! ?

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    Daisymermaid April 10, 2016 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    What dress is Molly wearing?

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