HOTH Finale Sneak-Peeks

Hello, extraordinary person! I hope you’re having a phenomenal Monday. ‘Cause I am. And even if you aren’t, I hope this cheers you up! 

I’ve been working hard the past few days on the season 2 finale of Hang on to Hope. I had a goal of getting it done by last Friday, but as you can see, that just didn’t happen. ? Out of nowhere, unexpected things sprang up and I underestimated the amount of time it would take to get all the dolls and props ready. 😕

At first I felt like a failure because I had said the finale was going to be ready by the Friday after my four-year blogging anniversary, and when it wasn’t, I was sorely disappointed. I sincerely apologize for letting you all down. 🙁 But sometimes, in life, you have to be flexible. I’ve accomplished a few other things I had on my goal list, so at least I got some stuff done. 😀

What took up most of my time was the two-week Bible school session I took. But this Sunday morning, I graduated! It’s a relief to have those five to six hours a day back to work on everything! (Don’t get me wrong, though, I was very grateful to get to go. 😉 )

Anyway, I’m sure you’re dead tired of hearing me ramble about why there wasn’t a HOTH finale on Friday. I just wanted to share my heart with you and let y’all know that I have been working as much as I can on it – and even if I wasn’t able to get it all done by last Friday, I should have it up this week. Well, I better, because next week is going to be crazy with trying to make posts during Thanksgiving and vacation trips to Texas. ?

I have a few sneak-peek pictures (and other cool ones) I wanted to share with you today…

sp2First of all, LOOK AT THOSE LIGHT STREAKS! I DID IT, GUYS! No computer editing here like I did with Jazzy’s pictures. I was so excited to have caught some light streaks!

sp1It was late in the evening while I was taking the pictures for the first part of the finale, and I saw this patch of my backyard where the last bits of golden sunlight were hitting and would soon leave.

sp3I decided to try again some golden-hour photography and accomplish some light streaks, and I was so happy with how my pictures turned out! Do you think they’re an improvement from the last time I tried that with Ellie?


sp5I think Emelie makes a great spy, don’t you? (Don’t forget to vote on which spelling of her name you like best… the poll closes tomorrow!)

sp6I was also particularly liking the outfit Ellie was dressed in for the first part of the finale, so before the golden sunlight disappeared I took some pictures of her, too. Want to see them?

sp8I don’t like this one too much, but…

sp9… I like this one! 😀

sp10No light streaks, but I love how golden everything is! Isn’t her outfit just darling? I think so. 😉

And now… for a real HOTH sneak-peek.

sp11*GASP* What do we have here? A secret meeting between Connor and his accomplice… the spy… under the cover of darkness? 😮

sp12Her hair is on fire! ? Just kidding. It’s from the orange-yellow mosquito light thingy we have. 😛

sp13Here’s a pretty shot of Cécile as Issa that I took, but it’s not included in the finale…

sp14… However, this one is! Could those be… glasses on the ground? *claps hand over mouth* I better sign off before I give everything away. XD

Oh, and just curious – would you consider taking a survey on how well you liked HOTH season 2 and what you think would be cool in season 3? I’d love to hear what you think!

And don’t forget to let me know in the comments below if you’re excited for the finale!



By | 2016-11-14T14:56:26+00:00 November 14th, 2016|All, Behind-The-Scenes, Just for Fun, Photoshoots, Sneak-Peeks|34 Comments

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Hey! I'm Madi, a blogger, writer, doll collector, & minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You can learn more about me by clicking here and more about this blog by clicking here.


  1. Izzy November 14, 2016 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    I’m so excited for the finale! And I would love to take a survey.

    • Izzy November 14, 2016 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      P. S. Those light streaks are gorgeous! If those aren’t “golden hour” photos, I don’t know what is. ?

      • Madison
        Madison November 14, 2016 at 7:58 pm - Reply

        Aw, thank you SO much! 😀 😀

    • Madison
      Madison November 14, 2016 at 7:57 pm - Reply

      Aw, thank you so much, Izzy! And yay! 😀

  2. Just Mayah November 14, 2016 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    SO EXCITED FOR HOTH FINALE! And your photography is AMAZING! 😀

    P.S, Congrats on graduating two week Bible school session!

    • Madison
      Madison November 14, 2016 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      ME TOO! 😀 And aw, thank you so much!! 😀

      P.S. Thank you so very much, Mayah!! 😀

  3. Gina November 14, 2016 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    I’m so excited for the finale!!!!!! And, ooh-I’m all over these sneak peaks!?

    • Madison
      Madison November 14, 2016 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      LOL, me too! Thanks! And hehehe… ;D

  4. M&M November 14, 2016 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    AHHHHHH! I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! at first I was sad you did not post, but the hope has come back!


    • Madison
      Madison November 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much, M&M! Yeah, so sorry about that! 😕 I finished taking all the pictures today, so I hope to have the finale up as soon as possible! 😉

  5. Light4theLord November 14, 2016 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I love light streaks!!!!!! I’ve been missing the golden hour lately 🙁 But oh well.. those are great pictures!
    ~ Light4theLord

    • Madison
      Madison November 14, 2016 at 8:01 pm - Reply

      Same here!! 😀 Aw, oh well. 😕 How you make it soon! And thanks so much!

  6. From a Doll's Perspective November 14, 2016 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Soooo exited for the finale!!!!!!

    • Madison
      Madison November 14, 2016 at 8:01 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad!! Me too! 😀

  7. Liz from AGH November 14, 2016 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Yay! So excited for the finale!

    • Madison
      Madison November 14, 2016 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Liz! Me too! 😀

  8. Staff November 14, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    The pictures are super pretty! Love the ones of Ellie! Super excited for the finale!

    • Madison
      Madison November 14, 2016 at 8:04 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO very much, Staff! Me, too!! 😀

  9. Anna November 14, 2016 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    So cool!

    • Madison
      Madison November 14, 2016 at 8:04 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Anna! 😀

  10. Olive November 14, 2016 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    oh thats alright, i forgot that you said it was supposed to be friday! XD
    oooh, SO MYSTERIOUS!!!
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madison
      Madison November 14, 2016 at 8:07 pm - Reply

      Yeah, sorry about not getting it up by then… 😛 Thanks! 🙂 And LOL!:D

  11. samanthadolls November 14, 2016 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    I’m SO excited! I’ve read ll your photo series’, and HOTH is one of my favorites! 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison November 14, 2016 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much, Sam!! I’m so glad!! 😀

  12. AAG November 14, 2016 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    FIRSTIE!!!! First of all, A THIRD SEASON?!?!? Yes!!!! What time is golden hour? I wanna go and get some pictures of my dolls outside for my meet the dolls page. Also……. MY DAD SAID I CAN GET MELODY!!!!!!!

    • Madison
      Madison November 14, 2016 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      Yep! 😀 Golden hour is the last hour of daylight before the sun sets. Have fun taking pictures of your dolls! And that is AWESOME!! 😀

  13. Gracie November 14, 2016 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Yes, I am excited for the finale!! Pretty pictures, too. I really like the last one of Ellie, because she looks so vivid! Her outfit is super cute!! Nice job on the sun streaks! I like trying to capture those, too ☺

    • Gracie November 14, 2016 at 8:20 pm - Reply

      P.S. That is totally fine that you didn’t get HOTH up last Friday! Life can be crazy, I understand! 🙂

      • Madison
        Madison November 15, 2016 at 7:36 am - Reply

        Aw, thanks so much for understanding! You’re so sweet!! 😀

    • Madison
      Madison November 15, 2016 at 7:35 am - Reply

      Yay! 😀 Thank you SO much, Gracie!! 😀 Yeah, it’s super fun. 😀

  14. AAG November 15, 2016 at 1:54 am - Reply

    Ok I get now, Thx!

  15. Meghan November 15, 2016 at 9:48 am - Reply

    I’m excited for the next part! I wonder what’s gonna happen!!?

    • Madison
      Madison November 15, 2016 at 9:48 am - Reply

      Thank you SO much, Meghan! 😀


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