Matchless – Cécile’s Special Photoshoot

Why, bonjour, lovelies! Have you missed me? It is I – I mean, how can you not tell – Cécile Rey! ?

Guess what? In our first Christmas card exchange, I got to exchange cards with my friend Grace, who is sometimes featured on the blog Dolls N’ All. Grace told me that if I asked Madison for a post on here, she would ask for a post on there! I thought that was a marvelous idea, and since I haven’t posted in forever, Madison thought that was a good idea, too. 😀

Pretty much the only thing I wanted was a photoshoot, since I haven’t had one since my birthday in May. I love wintertime, and so on the coldest day of the entire year (for Florida) and back in January, Madison took me out for one wintry, matchless photoshoot!

Matchless as in weather, of course. Definitely not matchless as in this photoshoot is the best one ever (as you can tell by Madi’s horrendous photography skills ?).

We have a stack of firewood in our backyard for making fires in our fire pit on cold nights, and I thought it would be cool to take some pictures of me on and next to it! 😀

This was really fun! Even though I’m not much of an adventurer, I felt adventurous – in the cold, trekking across treacherous paths, fighting for survival… yeah, that sounds more like something Chloe or Ellie would do. ?

Hello. 😛

I was really cold by this point, but Madison wanted to stay out and take more pictures of me. 😛 I mean, I’m not complaining, I like being in the spotlight… but it was the coldest day of the year for Florida, folks! Matchlessly cold!

You can see our ministry office in the background. 😛 It is under perpetual construction, but you should’ve seen what it looked like when we first bought it! ?

Well, that’s about it! I demanded to know why this photoshoot was so short, but then it dawned on me. Well, duh. It was freezing cold! ?

Does it feel cold where you live? Are you looking forward to warm weather? Are you tired of photoshoots? 😉


If you liked this photoshoot, let Cécile know! Just hit like and leave a comment below!

2017-02-04T19:14:32-05:00 February 17th, 2017|73 Comments


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    Grace | The Girl Upstairs February 17, 2017 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Brr, that looks freezing! It loved the photos, Madi! Cecile is so pretty. 🙂 It’s very warm here and feels SO good! Although the weather has been rather bipolar…it was 50 something the other day, 28 yesterday, and now it’s 55 today. XD

    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 9:51 am - Reply

      Haha, it was! Aw, thank you so much! Cécile says thanks, too. 😀 LOLOL! Texas weather is so much like that! Below freezing one day and 70 degrees the next! XD

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        Grace | The Girl Upstairs February 19, 2017 at 10:14 am - Reply

        You’re welcome! 😀 Heehee!

        (Oh, and I sent you the interview questions for you-know-what! 😉 😀 )

        • Madison
          Madison February 19, 2017 at 10:22 am - Reply

          (I got them! Thank you SO much! Sorry I haven’t replied yet, I’m just now going through a long list of new emails from being in Texas… XD)

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    Izzy February 17, 2017 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    I love this photoshoot! Cecile is such a pretty doll and I missed having her post on the blog. All these photos are gorgeous! Cecile’s skin tone looks beautiful with that coat.


    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 9:52 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you like it! Cécile missed posting, too! And doesn’t it? I really like this outfit on her! 😀

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    From a Doll's Perspective February 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Great photoshoot!

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    Rebekah February 17, 2017 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Great post! It is pretty cold where I live but I stay inside so it isn’t that bad 😉
    You look great in white Cecile!

    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Thank you! Hehe, you’re smart. 😉
      Cécile says thank you so much!

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    Xyra February 17, 2017 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Wow! That outfit is awesome on Cecile! Great photo shoot. My favorite is the one where she is walking on the log pile.

    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 9:53 am - Reply

      I really like it on her! And thank you so much, Xyra! I like that one, too.

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    Olive February 17, 2017 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    hmmm. how cold was your coldest day? do tell! 😛
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 9:54 am - Reply

      Oh gosh, for the life of me, I can’t remember! LOL! Maybe 30 or 40 degrees? I’m not sure! LOL! 😛

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    M&M February 17, 2017 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    She looks like… Someone thats from winter wonderland!


    PS: Suppose I’m writing a book. And I get stuck supposedly, any advice for what I should supposedly do??

    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Hehehe, yep, she does! 😀

      P.S. For me, I would stop writing completely until I have plotted out the book (but I can make plot twists and change it as I go… ’cause that’s just how I roll… ?). That why I’m not stuck on what I should make happen next. Supposedly, of course. ? If you have any other questions, let me know!

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        M&M February 20, 2017 at 5:50 pm - Reply



        PS: I would supposedly say thank you!

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    sara February 17, 2017 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    you did a stupendous job at your new blog!!!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK !!!!!!!!!♡♡♡♡♡♡♡???????

    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 9:56 am - Reply

      LOLOL! XD Thank you so much! And aw, thank you SOOO much, Sara! That means so much to me! 😀

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    sara February 17, 2017 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Yes!!?it’s always cold over here in oregon today is the wormest day of the week …….55° degrees lol…….the rest of the week is going to be cold & rainy ???
    have a good ….rest of the day madi ?

    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 9:57 am - Reply

      Oh my goodness, that must be so cold! Stay inside and drink lots of hot cocoa for me! Tehehe!
      You too, Sara! 😀

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    Olivia Bell (aka Livy) February 18, 2017 at 12:28 am - Reply

    I loved this, and your photography skills are most definitely not horrendous, they’re absolutely fantastic!

    It’s been in the 40’s here, so pretty warm! I am looking forward to warm weather, but I don’t want to say goodbye to winter and skiing yet!! LOL!

    Not at all, I could never tire of your photo shoots or stories!! 😀

    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Aw, thank you SOO much, Livy! That means so very much to me! ❤️

      Wow, 40s?! That sounds so cold compared to Florida! LOL! And haha, I feel you! I’m ready for spring and summer but am also sad to see the cool weather go!

      And aw, I am SO glad you like them! You are so sweet and kind! Thank you so much! 😀

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    Grace February 18, 2017 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Oh, Cecile! You are magnifique! You did look a bit cold though. Madison did an amazing job of pictures! I’ll go ask now!
    ~ Grace

    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 9:59 am - Reply

      Cécile: Merci, Grace! Yikes, I did. But it was fun! And Madison says thank you! Yay! 😀

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    IrishAG February 18, 2017 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    You look lovely Cecile! The blue compliments your coloring beautifully.
    <3 , IrishAG

    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 10:01 am - Reply

      Cécile: Thank you, thank you, thank you very much! ❤️

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    Gracie Brown February 19, 2017 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    OOH!!! Awesome photo shoot! seriously, why are you SO good at taking photos?!?!?! what camera do you use? (have I already asked you that? i can’t remember… I think I have… XD ) I could never get tired of photo shoots! (especially yours!) I Love the one where she’s walking across the wood pile, she looked so real! keep being awesome!


    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      Aw, thank you SOO much, Gracie! That means so very much! You are so sweet! I use a Canon EOS 60D with a 50mm lens! Aw, I am so glad you like my photoshoots! Keep being even more awesome! ?

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        Gracie Brown February 19, 2017 at 3:48 pm - Reply

        You’re Welcome! Aw, you’re sweeter! (we could go on and on like this all day, couldn’t we? XD) tell Cecile that i think she looks GORGEOUS! and now i need her too… wow, i’m gonna have to stop looking at your photo shoots! or I’m going to NEED a lot more dolls… ?


        • Madison
          Madison February 20, 2017 at 1:34 pm - Reply

          (LOLOL! We so could XD) Hehehe! Cécile says thank you! MWAHAHA! *bombards you with photoshoots* Juuuust kidding… ???

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    SARA?????? February 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    Hey madison. ya! I’ll drink lots of hot Cocoa for ya lol its pretty cold over here it’s 45 degrees° ???? can’t wait to go back to Florida LOL! your doing really good on your blog. I still love the bonjour lovelies, thing that’s really funny XD…..
    have a good day today???????

    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      LOL! Enjoy it! I’m sitting here about to get ready for church, drinking a cold (healthy) chocolate shake. XD Brr, 45 degrees! ? LOL! Can’t wait until you come back! 😀 Aw, thanks so much! I’m so glad you like my blog. And LOL! Cécile is pretty funny… XD 😉
      You, too! I’m about to get ready to go to service tonight. Instead of regular youth, Jonathan Shuttlesworth will be preaching in main service, so I’m going there. Have you listened to him before? He comes to church as a guest preacher a lot now.

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    sara February 19, 2017 at 5:06 pm - Reply

    hey madison!
    is the healthy chocolate shake good? lol
    and I’ve never herd of Jonathan shuttles worth is he a pastor? brrr.. it’s cold over here lol.

    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 5:09 pm - Reply

      Hehe it’s pretty good! My Mom made it in our blender. We have it a lot… ?
      Jonathan Shuttlesworth is so awesome! He’s my favorite evangelist ever (besides my dad, of course… ?). He’s epic! If you don’t go to a night service maybe you can stream the service from the River tonight and listen in. Haha it’s hot over here! I broke a sweat just swinging and listening to music outside. ?

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    sara February 19, 2017 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    And I can’t wait to come back to Florida to ???????????

    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 5:10 pm - Reply

      Lemonade stand business, here we come ???

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    sara February 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Haha maybe I could somehow find him and listen to him lol and ya your dad is first LOL wow you broke a sweat by swinging lol and music ya music is great lol .
    what are you doing right now?

    • Madison
      Madison February 19, 2017 at 5:35 pm - Reply

      You totally should! I think his website is but I’m not entirely sure. He is so awesome! And yeah, my dad’s first just ’cause he’s awesome. XD
      LOL! I did! And oh yes. Music is AWESOME.
      Sorry I took a while to reply! I had to take a shower real quick and now I have to finish getting ready. I’ll respond to your other comments in just a few minutes after I’m ready. Be right back!

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      sara February 20, 2017 at 3:25 pm - Reply

      Ya your right music does help I was just thinking of listening to music lol have a good day on your to do list TTYL???

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    sara February 19, 2017 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Ya! we can ride horses and have a lemonade ade business And split lol our brothers will pay double lol
    And while we do the Lemon ade stand we can tell people about your blogs

    • Madison
      Madison February 20, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      YES! That sounds so fun! Yeah, we can make our brothers pay double. ?
      And maybe I can blog about it! Would your mom be okay with pictures of you on my personal blog?

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    SARA?????? February 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    ?????I’M EXCITED DO SEE YOU!!!

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    Sara February 19, 2017 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    What are some goals you have for 2017?

    • Madison
      Madison February 20, 2017 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      I think I have about ten… But here are a few:

      Spend time with God every single day.
      Give $500 total to world missions – from site revenues to personal offerings.
      Feed two children in another country every month.
      Gain 500 WordPress & Email only followers on Delightful World of Dolls
      Gain 500 subscribers on YouTube channel
      Make three huge, paradigm-quality stopmotion productions.
      Participate in Camp NaNoWriMo 2017
      Participate in NaNoWriMo 2017

      Well, that was more than a few. XD How ’bout you?

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    sara February 19, 2017 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    ok that’s fine ???

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    Sarah February 19, 2017 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Ooh, lovely photos, Madison! It’s been warming up rapidly where I live . . . thanks, global warming. Can’t wait to see what July’s going to be like. 😛 Just a week ago it was 30 degrees, and now it’s in the 70s. WHAT IS THIS WEATHER. XD

    • Madison
      Madison February 20, 2017 at 12:23 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much, Sarah! 😀 LOL! XD Oh my gosh, July. >.< Hahaha IKR XD

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    Mercury Vivian Eliza February 20, 2017 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Cecile King…….I like it. (Only people who know a little Spanish and/or love Star wars will know what I’m talking about.

    • Madison
      Madison February 20, 2017 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      Ooh, Spanish? I know Rey means ‘king’ in French – does it mean ‘king’ in Spanish, too?

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    Maddie February 20, 2017 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Ahh Cecile, lovely Cecile!! You look gorgeous in your white fur coat?

    P.s did my letter arrive? I’ve been worried about it?

    • Madison
      Madison February 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm - Reply

      Cécile: Thank you, my dear, thank you so much! ?

      P.S. Yes! Both of them! Thank you SO much! I’m writing replies super soon!

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        Maddie February 20, 2017 at 12:56 pm - Reply

        You’re so welcome Cecile darling ? The pleasure is all mine ?

        P.S. oh thank goodness! I was so worried something was gonna happen with the letter, I wasn’t sure of 2 stamps was enough ? Haha take your time!

        • Madison
          Madison February 20, 2017 at 1:28 pm - Reply

          Cécile: Hehe ?

          P.S. LOL, okay! XD And thanks!

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    SARA?????? February 20, 2017 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    WOW!! madison…!!! you have awsome goals KEEP up the AWESOME work !!!????????How are you today?

    • Madison
      Madison February 20, 2017 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      Aw, thank you SO much! I’m great! Just knocking out a bunch of stuff on my to do list, haha… I’ve got about 36 things I gotta do today. ?

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    SARA?????? February 20, 2017 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Has madison.?
    And i checked out jonathan shattlesworths facebook And the Sunday night service was live And I wached it! you were right He’s……epic And really on fire for God and serious about It!! ?☺???????
    How was church yesterday ?

    • Madison
      Madison February 20, 2017 at 1:28 pm - Reply

      YAY! I’m so glad you checked him out! Isn’t he AWESOME? I was frantically scribbling down notes the ENTIRE time! I took 14 entire pages of notes! LOL!
      It was great! I wasn’t able to go to the morning service because my dad had another video call with our Pakistani missionaries and my mom was sick, but I streamed it and listened to it from home. Jonathan Shuttlesworth talked about his recent meetings in Barbados. Have you seen the funny picture of how he spent his Valentine’s Day on Facebook since his wife is doing a women’s conference in Florida? ? I was so glad to be able to go to the night service! As you know, it was AWESOME. 😉

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    sara February 20, 2017 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Hey madison ??!! wow you have 36 things to do lol your a busy 13 year old!?! lol
    I’m doing homework and waching my cousins dog! lol And ya! Jonathan shattlesworth is a great guy ??lol
    I’m glade you told me about him now I want to watch him every Sunday or whenever there’s a service?? lol
    Have a good day today.
    hopefully we can talk some time tonight. lol?

    • Madison
      Madison February 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm - Reply

      LOL, I guess so! XD Right now it’s 2:52 PM and I have 25 out of 36 things completed. Whew! It’s a pretty productive day so far.
      Haha, that sounds fun! Does their dog sit in your lap while you do school? ?
      I’m so glad you like him! Like I said, he’s my favorite evangelist (besides my dad of course, LOL!)! Same here! There’s a Revival Today app you can get that has all his preaching videos and stuff. I’m going to get it on my phone so I can listen to him more often!
      You too! And sure thing! ?

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    sara February 20, 2017 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    keep up the good work on the to do list lol
    ya! my cousins dog Elliott is really close to me probably because I feed him and I trained him lol he is sitting right next next to me chewing up stuff lol he trying to get my pencil lol
    have a good day today ????

    • Madison
      Madison February 20, 2017 at 3:16 pm - Reply

      LOL, thanks! And haha that’s awesome! ? Oh dear, your poor pencil… XD You too!

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    sara February 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Ya! poor pencil lol
    I have a to do list to lol AND a ton of homework TTYL!! TALK TO YOU LATER I HAVE ALOT TO DO LOL TTYL

    • Madison
      Madison February 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm - Reply

      LOL! Good luck on that to do list! Music is a great motivator… just saying’… ??? TTYL!

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    JR.JEANSK8 February 20, 2017 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Pretty! Your photo skills are NOT horrendous. You take WONDERFUL photos. Or, wait, was the quote “”as you can tell by Madi’s horrendous photography skills ” sarcasm? :p

    • Madison
      Madison February 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      Thank you! Awww, thanks so much! No, it was serious… XD

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    ginnie February 22, 2017 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Ooh I love Cecile’s outfit! She looks very wintry! 🙂 Where we live it can be -40C one week, and +16C the next. We are known for our chinooks. The weather never seems to make up its mind! To top it off, we live in a desert in the middle of the prairie. We get very little precipitation, but when we do, it’s either flash flood torrential down pours, hail the size of golf balls, or record snowfalls. We are also known as the sunniest city in all of Canada. Lately we’ve been enjoying mild weather. +8C most days. Yet two weeks ago, we had a huge snowfall, and it was -25C. It just kept snowing and snowing! The drifts were piling up almost as tall as me! Now the snow is completely gone. Hopefully that’s the last of the really cold weather. Spring is on its way!! 🙂

    ginnie /

    • Madison
      Madison February 24, 2017 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! 😀 Oh my goodness, yikes! That’s crazy! I hope you get some nice spring weather soon!! 😀

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    Linda Reynolds February 24, 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Today in Houston, Texas it is a sunny 85 degrees. Just got back from Miami, Florida and it was hot there too. Your Cecile is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Loved the photo shoot!

    • Madison
      Madison February 24, 2017 at 3:36 pm - Reply

      Yikes! Houston and Florida share similarities in humidity, I know. Thank you sooo much! I’m so glad you liked it!

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