Her Ride + HOTH Sneak Peek

Josefina hasn’t had a photoshoot in over a year, so last week I decided it was high time she had one!

I haven’t taken pictures with my dolls’ horse, Gingersnap, in forever.

And since Josefina loves horses and rides Gingersnap the most, kaslammo! I took them both out for some photos.

Woah. Josie’s eyes looks so huge in this picture.

I really should use the reflector I have. Then Josefina wouldn’t have so much of those shadows on her face. But no one will hold it for me, and for the life of me, I CANNOT FIGURE OUT ITS STAND.


Wait… no… what is this… IS THE SUN IS COMING OUT?



I love how Gingersnap just stares at you in her creepiness no matter which angle you look at her. She looks so tense and uncomfortable here. ? I can’t look at this photo without DYING laughing. ???

Josefina is so much more beautiful in real life. She’s not extremely photogenic, but she’s such a pretty doll.

I can’t believe I got her to ride sidesaddle! 😮 It took a minute or two to balance her, but she stayed and only fell off twice.

Gingersnap: “Beware my beady little evil eyes.”

I need some new profile pictures for Josefina — which two do you think would be best?

I like this photo. I like it a lot.


… well, not always. Sometimes I’ll keep taking photos no matter how many times a doll falls if I want to achieve a certain shot.

But other times: OKAY THE END.

Which two photos would make good profile pictures for Josefina?

Oh, and guess who is working feverishly on Hang on to Hope? I’ve even pulled an all-nighter just to work on writing out the parts! That’s all I’m going to say for now — but that’s why I haven’t posted too much the during the past week. There’s a lot of HOTH prep going on. Expect some sneak peeks coming up here soon!

Or how about one now? ?

“Issa!” Lexi squeals. I groggily open my eyes to see her excited face and dancing eyes leaning over me, and I let out a groan.

Lexi leans back and scrunches her nose. “Ew, morning breath.”

I laugh a little for the first time since Friday. “You don’t want morning breath, don’t get in my face in the mornings.”

“Emma comes today!” Lexi squeals, getting dressed as fast as she possibly can.

I sit up. “Lexi,” I moan. “She doesn’t come until, like, five. Why are you getting ready?”

Lexi rapidly runs a brush through her hair. “I want everything to be perfect!”

“We’ve spent the entire weekend getting the house ready for her.”

“So I’d better spend today double-checking!” Lexi sets down the brush and turns to me. “Hurry up and get ready!”

I slip my phone from the dresser and check the time. “It’s seven! I wanted to sleep in for another half hour. It’s Thanksgiving break, Lexi, seriously.”

But Lexi isn’t there. I look up and around the room, then sigh. She must be off already making final preparations for Emma’s visit.

Love you guys!

2017-08-27T20:46:20-05:00 August 23rd, 2017|49 Comments


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    From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) August 23, 2017 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    THESE ARE SO PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ooh, yay! HOTH sounds amazing!

    • Madison
      Madison August 23, 2017 at 9:09 pm - Reply


      I’m so excited for it! 😀

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    Sara August 23, 2017 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Yay I can’t wait to check this out later

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    Sara August 23, 2017 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    She is lucky XDXDXD

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    Xyra August 23, 2017 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    My favorites are 5, 7, 9 and 17. Any of those would be great profile photos.

    • Madison
      Madison August 26, 2017 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad you liked them! Thank you so much!

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    UnicornJenn August 23, 2017 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    I think the first photo and the seventh photo would make the best profile pictures for Josefina! 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison August 26, 2017 at 4:44 pm - Reply

      Ooh, thank you SO much! 😀

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    Olive August 24, 2017 at 7:49 am - Reply

    my favorite is the picture where she fell off. 😀 JUST KIDDING!! I can’t choose a favorite, they’re all so pretty! <3
    I also may have to re-read HOTH just because I can't remember all their names. XD
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madison
      Madison August 26, 2017 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      ??? Oh my gosh you are HILARIOUS. XDD

      Aww, thank you! I’m so glad you liked them! <3

      LOL! Only season 2 is important to season 3, so reading that may be a good refresher. 😀 XD

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    JR.JEANSK8 August 24, 2017 at 8:43 am - Reply

    These photos are SO GOOD!!!! I would say, for the profile either the seventh one (where she is leaning on the horse with her eyes open) Or the ninth one (where she is looking over the horsed back and indirectly looking at the camera). 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison August 26, 2017 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      Aww THANK YOU!! Ooh, thank you so much! I like those, too! 😀

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    ThePolkaDotPatriot August 24, 2017 at 9:24 am - Reply

    Sometimes I don’t have anyone to hold my reflector, either. (Although lately my parents have been super awesome and held it for me. 😉

    If you lay on your back/side, you may be able to hold the reflector between the ground’s gravity and your legs. And then take pictures with your hands more or less free.
    Yes, it looks really weird, but with a little practice it seems to work (for me, anyway–most of the time)! 😀

    • Madison
      Madison August 26, 2017 at 4:48 pm - Reply

      Hehe, yay parents. 😉

      Ohhh, thank you! I’ll be sure to try that out! Thank you so much! 😀

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    ThePolkaDotPatriot August 24, 2017 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Oh, and these pictures are still really pretty! Even with Gingersnap’s creepiness. 😉

    • Madison
      Madison August 26, 2017 at 4:48 pm - Reply

      Aw, thank you! LOLOL XDD

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    Natalie@TheAGSpot August 24, 2017 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Josefina is so beautiful! I think that she is photogenic-but not in the way other dolls are. Her gentle face and little smile are so sweet. AHHHH THE EVIL GINGERSNAP!!!!!! I’m sorry, but he really does look downright creepy.

    I am SO hyped up for Hang On To Hope!!! (And a ton of sugar. Note to self; do not attempt to eat more than two mini ice cream thingies XD) I can definitely relate to morning breath. And excited morning PEOPLE waking you up at the crack of dawn (I’m looking at YOU, sis!). I hope Connor meets his DEMISE in Season 3. He made me want to punch the screen
    of my computer…..


    • Madison
      Madison August 26, 2017 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      Awww, true! She is super pretty. LOLOLOL I KNOW RIGHT. XDD

      AWW ME TOO! (Hahaha XDD) LOL I know right. XD


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        Natalie@TheAGSpot August 27, 2017 at 7:46 pm - Reply

        Yeah, my friend dared me to eat two. They weren’t actually all that mini, so…. My sister is six, so she is basically perpetually hyper.

        You probably won’t tell me this but….ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE CONNOR AND ISSA DATE?? Sorry, that was totally out of the blue, but I had to ask.


        • Madison
          Madison August 29, 2017 at 11:14 am - Reply

          Oh my gosh. XDDD

          LOLOL oh goodness no. They’re 12. XD

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            Natalie@TheAGSpot August 29, 2017 at 3:04 pm - Reply

            *Phew* Thank goodness! I figured you wouldn’t but you never know! 12 year olds dating sounds like a recipe for a truly awful sitcom, LOL.


            • Madison
              Madison August 30, 2017 at 1:07 pm - Reply

              LOLOL, yeah XD Their relationship (SPOILER ALERT) grows into more of a brother-sister thing, nothing else XDD

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        Natalie@TheAGSpot August 27, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

        Oh, and BTW, just so you know, I think you misspelled ”peek”. I don’t mean to be critical, I just thought you might want to know. 🙂

        • Madison
          Madison August 29, 2017 at 11:15 am - Reply

          ??? #embarrassing! Thank you so much for letting me know, Natalie! I’m just not thinking sometimes. ?

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            Natalie@TheAGSpot August 29, 2017 at 2:44 pm - Reply

            Oh, I know the feeling! When I was setting up my chat page on my site, I accidentally wrote ”any comments I do not find inappropriate will be deleted. Thankfully, nobody took it seriously!!


            • Madison
              Madison August 30, 2017 at 1:05 pm - Reply

              LOLOL!! ??? Oh my gosh, I read your comment and DIED laughing. That is hilarious!! ??

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    Alyse August 24, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply


    • Madison
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    Sarah August 24, 2017 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    THIS DIDN’T SHOW UP IN MY READER??? Bad WordPress. Very bad. Tsk tsk.

    Anyway. Great photos! and OOH I CAN’T WAIT FOR HOTH.

    • Madison
      Madison August 26, 2017 at 4:51 pm - Reply

      Bad WordPress. ? Then again, my blogs have serious subscription issues. ?

      Thank you so much! I’M SUPER EXCITED.

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    EmeraldPhoenix August 24, 2017 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    These pics are ***beautiful***! I think the 4th and the 6th from the top are the best <3

    • Madison
      Madison August 26, 2017 at 4:52 pm - Reply

      Awww thank you so much! I’m super glad you like them, and thank you!

      ME TOOOO!

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    Gracie August 25, 2017 at 2:28 am - Reply

    SO pretty! A couple of my favorites are pictures 7 and 8 (aka the ones right after you talk about the reflector).
    Her hair is so pretty!

    • Madison
      Madison August 27, 2017 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much! Oooh, thank you! 😀

      Josie says thanks! 😉 Thank you for commenting!

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    Sara Joyful & faithful August 25, 2017 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Hey, Madi!? I love the 13th and the 19th one those would be pretty good profile photos ? Josie is so pretty! And the horse is so cute! Have a random guess how many cousins I have……

    • Madison
      Madison August 27, 2017 at 7:33 pm - Reply

      Oooh, thank you so much, Sara! You’re so sweet! 😀 How about… twelve? Twelve cousins? XD

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        Sara August 27, 2017 at 9:24 pm - Reply

        Thank you! I have 23 cousins 2 on my mom’s side and 21 on my dads? LOL my dad has ALOT of siblings it’s grazy! Wanna chat?

        • Madison
          Madison August 29, 2017 at 11:16 am - Reply

          Oh WOW. ??

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    Sara August 25, 2017 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Hoth sounds so cool i am excited for the next part

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    agsparklesisters August 25, 2017 at 9:34 am - Reply

    These pictures are beautiful! So excited! Hang on to Hope seems great!

    • Madison
      Madison August 27, 2017 at 7:33 pm - Reply

      Awww, thank you so much! I’m excited for it!

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    • Madison
      Madison August 29, 2017 at 11:15 am - Reply

      YAAAAYYYY *runs around with you* HEHE!

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    Olivia Bell (aka Livy) August 29, 2017 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Wow! Josefina is beautiful and you’re right, Gingersnap does kinda have creepy eyes! Hahaha! Is your Josefina a Pleasant Company doll? I was just curious if we had the same one! I loved all the pictures!
    I am so excited for HOTH!!! The sneak peak has ‘peaked’ my excitement! Mwahahaha! 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison August 30, 2017 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      LOL, she does! Josefina is actually a Mattel doll, but before BeForever. Thank you SO much! 😀

      YAY! LOL, I made a typo of “peak” haha! Thank you so much, Livy!

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    ginnie October 8, 2017 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    I just love Josefina! I finally got her for my birthday!! She is so beautiful! I love your photoshoot, especially that last shot! That’s how all of my photoshoots end up too! LOL! Can’t wait for HOTH! Awesomeness! 🙂

    ginnie / http://www.fakingitmostly.com

    • Madison
      Madison October 9, 2017 at 7:11 pm - Reply

      Isn’t she such a gorgeous doll? Congrats on getting her! I loved your post about her food and accessories you guys made!

      Haha, thank you SO much!

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