Maybe Earrings Aren’t So Bad


Delaney here. Welcome to DELightful World of Dolls. ? (thanks EmeraldPhoenix for that lovely realization.)

Mom wanted me to model the stuff she bought while I was busy wrecking the AG store in Dallas, Texas.

Yes, I know it doesn’t really go together as an outfit. I’M MAKING A FASHION STATEMENT OKAY.

First, I just wanted to shout out Rose from The Dolls of Texas for commenting on my last post (commenting on any of my posts always pays, folks). She said her favorite stop that Mia and I wrecked was Logan and Tenney’s Baby Bandstand. ?

Silver Sparkle Beanie — $10.

I’m not really the kind of person to wear sparkles or sequins, but I actually really like this. It’s also amazing. None of the sequins have fallen off or anything — granted, Madison’s pretty careful with her my stuff, but the quality is ??? worth $10 for sure.

V-Neck Hoodie for Dolls — $14.

IT’S A HOODIE. I love it. Madison’s a sucker for anything that has the AG logo, AG stars, or the words “American Girl” on it, so of course she had to get it. And because I love hoodies, well, it was a win-win.

The sleeves go past my wrists and have a little hole for my thumb. It’s cute, but kind of makes me feel all emo like I’m pulling my sleeves down as if I’m shy…?

And, if you know me, I’m definitely not shy. ?

Anyway, I like it.

The hood in the back is great! Not too much of a weird slit and fits over my head easily — not that I really wear it like that unless it’s raining.

Striped Sport Shoes — $10.

I love sports — I mean just love sports. And when I finally decided I really wanted these, I didn’t give Madison a choice whether or not to buy them. I ordered her to buy them.


They fit on pretty well… whenever I put them on, the back folds in and I have to do a bit of maneuvering, but they stay on great.

When Madison was checking out, she met a cashier whose name was Ari, the name of one of her main characters in her Loyalty series of historical epic novels she’s writing. She and Chloe were like ?



They’re sparkly. I’m supposed to wear them in my ears.

I’m not a girly girl! What am I supposed to do?! I’M RUINED!

NO! I can’t stand this! *rips beanie off*

Hair over my ears! Hair over my ears! I HAVE TO HIDE THESE!

Beanie back on!

THERE. No one can see them now!

Even though I cannot see now.

But that’s no problem!

I toss myself on a conveniently nearby bed from a fold-out suitcase for carrying dolls Madison got from her aunts for her birthday. I bury my face in my pillow and HMPH! for all I’m worth.

I feel so pathetic. Only losers sulk like this.

All of the sudden, I hear the sound of padded footsteps sound on the carpet.

“Hmm,” I hear her voice say. When she lets out a dramatic gasp, I smile to myself, knowing it’s Chloe. “Oh, Del! You must’ve gotten your ears pierced!”

Great. She didn’t even have to see my earrings to tell I have them.

I hear Chloe walk over to the bed and set the package of earrings down. “Del! Let me see!” She exclaims.

“You’re going to have to do a lot more than that to see my ears.”

“Aw!” Chloe says. She seems at a loss for words for a moment. “Please?”

Meh. I don’t feel like being stubborn and immovable today.

I sit up and pull the beanie back away from my face.

Chloe frowns. “Let me see.”

I glare at her.

Chloe steps to me and moves my hair seeing as I won’t do it. She gasps. “Del! Why don’t you like them? They’re beautiful!”

“‘Beautiful!'” I mimic in a baby voice. “Really? Seriously? Please. Beauty is overrated. Pretty is petty.”

“Oh?” Chloe smiles. She grabs my shoulders and walks me over to the mirror.

Chloe grins. “Maybe earrings aren’t so bad after all, see? You got so many comments telling you that they looked great. And you can get some cool-looking earrings, too.” I blink a few times, and she continues. “Your earrings are beautiful. You’re beautiful.”

I cock my head as I look at my reflection. I don’t really gaze at myself in the mirror too much, but I kind of smile. The earrings do add a — nice — touch. And I like the face looking back at me, too.

“You’re right,” I say, giving myself the smirk I like to give everyone else. “It’s going to take a lot more than earrings to make me sulk.” I lift my chin up. “And actually, they’re great. I’m great. I’m AWESOME.”

Chloe laughs at me, and I turn to face her. “Thanks.”

Have you bought any doll stuff lately? What do you think of my earrings?

Actually, it doesn’t matter what you think of them. I like them now and you can’t change my mind. So I guess a better question would be…

Do you like earrings? Do you love them? Do you hate them? Do you even wear them?

By the time you read this, Madison will be at youth camp, but I will not. So comment below and I’ll get to you sooner than she can, which is August fifth.

Well… maybe. I like the thrill of hiding from her when she’s here. I might just wait until then to reply.



2017-08-04T19:04:10-05:00 August 4th, 2017|80 Comments


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    EnniMorgan August 4, 2017 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    First like first comment! I have earrings. The backing grew into my ear #careless and my mom had to pull it out of my ear flesh.

    • Madison
      Madison August 9, 2017 at 6:23 pm - Reply

      Oh my gosh, OUCH! Did that hurt? Sounds awful!

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    Charis | August 4, 2017 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Aw, you look beautiful, Delaney! Earrings are really fun. 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison August 9, 2017 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      Delaney: Thank you, thank you. I guess they are!


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    Maddie August 4, 2017 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    YES! See I told you, those earring are totally awesome. And yes, I do wear earrings 😉 and to be honest I hate dangle earrings :/ they drive me insane, so I just wear hoops. Which are totally AMAZING until one falls out and you look like a pirate. WHICH HAS SADLY HAPPENED TO ME TWICE AND NOBODY EVEN TOLD ME ? It’s humiliating. I don’t recommend it unless you’re trying to look like Captain Hook. Or jack sparrow. Or some other random pirate guy thing dude.

    • Madison
      Madison August 9, 2017 at 6:26 pm - Reply

      Delaney: YES. THEY’RE AWESOME. Bad dangle earrings. HAHA OH DEAR. SOUNDS HILARIOUS THO. Dun dun dun. I’d rock the pirate look, actually. I’d rock any look. Heh heh.


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    Addylover August 4, 2017 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Del your hoodie and beanie are so pretty!!! I love your earrings I don’t wear earrings but they look great on you! I have not bought any doll stuff lately but I do want a few AG outfits. 😛 Do you have any pets? I have 8 cats and a dog. 🙂 I love it when you post!

    -Addylover 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison August 9, 2017 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      Delaney: Why, thank you very much! Thank you, thank you. Hope you can get those few AG outfits eventually. 😛 I do not, but I might get one in the future. Who knows? AWW. YAY.


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    ThePolkaDotPatriot August 4, 2017 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Lol! Good old Chloe! I agree with her, they are pretty. 🙂
    Have I bought any doll stuff! With all the sales, I couldn’t resist! But AG had a glitch and now I won’t get it for another 5-8 business days…ah, well, patience is a virtue. 😉

    • Madison
      Madison August 8, 2017 at 11:19 am - Reply

      Delaney: Chloe is great! And aw, thanks. 😀

      Ooh nice! BAD AG. BAD AG FOR GLITCHING. Will you be blogging about the still you’re getting?


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        ThePolkaDotPatriot August 9, 2017 at 9:59 pm - Reply

        Oops, just saw this. 🙂
        Definitely blogging about it!
        The big beautiful box just came yesterday. *squeals*
        It’s extra fun when you worked to buy the stuff and then spent a LONG time figuring how many discounts you could get! 😉

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    Rutvi August 4, 2017 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    I love earrings and I loved this photo story!

    • Madison
      Madison August 7, 2017 at 9:47 pm - Reply

      Delaney: Same! And GOOD. YOU’D BETTER.


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    Sara???????????? August 4, 2017 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Hey, Delaney! You look great in those earings!! I wonder….when is your birthday?? Delaney? B.T.W great post??p.s I like your (kicken butt and taken names)

    Hi, Madison! How is youth camp? Are you going to be at church on sunday???

    • Madison
      Madison August 7, 2017 at 9:50 pm - Reply

      Delaney: Thank you, thank you! My birthday is March 7.

      P.S. ME TOO.


      It was awesome! And I was (only the night youth service)! I didn’t see you though :/

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        Sara August 8, 2017 at 6:12 pm - Reply

        That’s so cool! Like you birthday 😉

        P.s.s ikr lol


        That’s cool what did you do in youth camp? Hopefully next week 🙂

        • Madison
          Madison August 11, 2017 at 3:59 pm - Reply

          Hehe! 😉

          LOL, I did A LOT. I can’t wait to see you soon so we can catch up!

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            Anonymous August 11, 2017 at 6:45 pm - Reply

            Hehehe ? thats so cool i

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            Sara August 11, 2017 at 6:48 pm - Reply

            Hehe ;D yeah that would be GREAT ?don’t forget about the Lemonade stand 😉

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    Bella (The Daydreaming Damsel) August 4, 2017 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    I love your earrings, Del!! And, you might be able to get some sporty ones, or maybe some skulls to show off the Del we know and love. 😉 I have my ears pierced too. I have ones that look like owls in right now. Plus, the blue ones are almost my favorite shade of blue, so that gets you extra perk points. 😉 Keep it awesome, Delaney!

    • Madison
      Madison August 7, 2017 at 9:53 pm - Reply

      Delaney: Why, thank you, thank you! And true. TRUE. >:D Ooh nice. Owls sounds cool. Haha, thanks. I WILL. Thanks for commenting, Bella.


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    Bella August 4, 2017 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Del, you are rocking those earrings! 😀 I haven’t gotten my ears pierced yet… 😛 but I hope I can soon! Which one is your favorite earing pair to wear? I would love to know!

    • Madison
      Madison August 7, 2017 at 9:54 pm - Reply

      Delaney: Thank you very much! I hope you can soon. It’s actually not that bad. My favorite pair of earrings to wear are my emerald ones. They’re close to my favorite color, forest green.


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    The American Girl Lover in New Zealand August 5, 2017 at 2:08 am - Reply

    Hey Del!
    Wassup? The earrings are cute. And ya know what? I have ’em too. And cool people only have cool stuff so…….go figure.??
    BTW, Del, we all know you’re epic and do cool posts and everything,but can you PUH-leeeeeease MAKE Madi do heads up part 6? I mean seriously, it is WAAAAAAAAY overdue. And when I say WAAAAAAAAY, I mean WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY. ‘K? PIO. (Pass it on, in case you didn’t know.)
    Even just a post FROM HER is WAAAAAAA…..yeah. y’know what mean.
    Epic earrings again, Del!
    The AGL in NZ
    P.S. – and some cool emojis, because everyone wants/needs/at LEAST loves cool emojis
    P.P.S. Madi – I LUV LUV LUV AG stuff too. Just recently I got Nadia (TM #44)
    P.P.P.S. – geddit? The american girl lover in new zealand = TAGLINZ. Cool, huh?
    P.P.P.P.S. – and sort of recently I also got Libby (renamed Julie).
    P.P.P.P.P.S. – and I already had Kit.
    P.P.P.P.P.P.S. – and are you thinking of getting nanea?
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. – or any other dolls?
    (for finally the last time) taglinz
    P.P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. – or maybe not. hehe!

    • Madison
      Madison August 8, 2017 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Delaney: ‘Sup, TAGLINZ? TRUE. SO TRUE. Earrings are cool, yo. Ah yes. ???

      YES. I WILL. I WILL HOLD A GUN TO HER HEAD AND MAKE HER. Actually, I don’t have a gun, so maybe I’ll just attack her and hang on to her leg until she posts it.

      Thank you again and peace out!

      P.S. COOL EMOJIS YO. ?

      P.P.S. Madi says I KNOW RIGHT.


      P.P.P.P.S. Oooh that is so neat.

      P.P.P.P.P.S. NICE.

      P.P.P.P.P.P.S. Madison says no, she isn’t.

      P.P.P.P.P.P.P.S. She has a lot of them on her wishlist. Oh dear.


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    Me August 5, 2017 at 2:17 am - Reply


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    Olive August 5, 2017 at 7:11 am - Reply

    *snort* first of all, I’m not your faithful servant. Second of all, THAT WARDROBE LOOKS SO COOL. Third, that outfit doesn’t look THAT bad. Fourth, I loved my earrings! I’ve had my ears pierced since I was a baby, so I’ve worn earrings all my life, until I lost them a few months ago. Now I REALLY want some new ones! *cries because ears feel so empty*
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    P.s. That is so cool that you met an Ari ?

    P.p.s. We’ve been rewatching ninjago, and we just watched the episode where lloyd grows up, and I was remembering how the FIRST time we’d watched that episode, and he first stood up, I had had two thoughts simultaneously. Left brain thought: “ooh, things just got interesting!” And right brain thought: “ooh, he looks so much better now!” That memory, and the ninjas faces, both made me bust out laughing and my siblings were all confused. ? They were like, “it’s a pivitol moment! Why are you laughing???” Ah, dear siblings. If only you knew…..?

    • Madison
      Madison August 9, 2017 at 6:33 pm - Reply

      Delaney: *snorts back* First of all, yes, you are. Second of all, I KNOW RIGHT. Third, thanks. Fourth, ay nice! Hope you can get some new ones.


      P.S. IKR. ? And today when we went to the orthodontics office ONE OF THE ORTHODONTIST ASSISTANTS WAS NAMED ARI.

      P.P.S. LOLOL that’s awesome ????? I laugh when nobody else thinks it’s funny, too. ?

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        Olive August 10, 2017 at 7:41 am - Reply

        *snorts again* nope, no I’m not.
        🙂 😛

        Most crazily, ~Olive

        p.s. ok that is just so funny. XD

        p.p.s. yup. XD XD XD

        • Madison
          Madison August 11, 2017 at 4:53 pm - Reply

          Delaney: Yes. You are.



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            Olive August 12, 2017 at 7:50 am - Reply

            nope. I’m not.

            Most crazily, ~Olive

            p.s. I wonder how long me and Del can keep this up??? XD XD XD

            • Madison
              Madison August 23, 2017 at 1:59 pm - Reply

              Delaney: Then prepare to face my wrath and FEEL THE THUNDER.


              Who knows?? XD

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                Olive August 23, 2017 at 8:42 pm - Reply

                BRING IT.

                Most crazily, ~Olive

                heehee! XD

                • Madison
                  Madison August 23, 2017 at 8:43 pm - Reply

                  Delaney: I JUST HAVE TO… BRAINSTORM FIRST.



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                    Olive August 24, 2017 at 7:44 am - Reply

                    HA! I’ll be waiting. ??

                    Most crazily, ~Olive


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

                      Delaney: GRRRRRRR



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    EmeraldPhoenix August 5, 2017 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Aaanyway. I really like you with earrings! That outfit is super…(I was gonna say cute, but I didn’t want you to possibly explode. 🙂 ) awesome on you!!!
    So funny you asked that, I actually recently went to the Ag store! I got some ‘supplies’ for–oops, can’t tell you, you’ll have to read my next post!

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    From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) August 5, 2017 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    To answer your questions:
    A few days ago I got a doll guitar! 😀
    YEES! I LOVE EARRINGS! Sadly, I’m not allowed to get my ears pierced yet though. :/

    • Madison
      Madison August 9, 2017 at 6:35 pm - Reply


      Delaney: A doll guitar? Nice! Who plays it?

      Aw, okay :/ When you do, you’ll love them. Take my word for it.


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    Allison August 5, 2017 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    I DO like your earrings, Del! And I like earrings in general, but I don’t wear them that often for some reason. My favorites are probably pearl earrings. Did you get any pearl earrings? (And would you like them if you did?)

    • Madison
      Madison August 9, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      Delaney: Why, thank you very much, Allison! Yeah, earrings are pretty neat. I didn’t get any, but my roommates have some. Hm. Maybe I would. I should try them.

      Thanks for commenting!


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    The AG Homeschooler August 5, 2017 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Aww, Chloe’s so sweet! ?
    Don’t worry, Del. You’re still SO SUPER COOL!!! ?
    Love your new stuff!
    I used to wear earrings, but I quit.

    • Madison
      Madison August 9, 2017 at 6:40 pm - Reply

      Delaney: Yeah. She is. ?


      Thanks! Me too.

      Aw, yeah.

      I KNOW. ??? THANK YOU.


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    Alyse August 5, 2017 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Great job, Madi!!!! I have my ears pierced, but I can’t wear any earirngs except for gold and sterling silver or my ears get infected, so I don’t wear them much.

    • Madison
      Madison August 9, 2017 at 6:41 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Alyse! Aw, that sounds annoying! I have some friends whose ears are like that. 😛

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    Natalie@TheAGSpot August 5, 2017 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    I LOVE my earrings! I got my ears pierced for my tenth birthday, and I have worn earrings practically every day since then (almost 1 1/2 years) Del, you are AWESOMELY beautiful. In an awesome, padawon way!


    • Madison
      Madison August 9, 2017 at 6:44 pm - Reply

      Delaney: WOAH. Nice! Madison wears earrings almost everyday too (mostly because she is much too lazy to take her studs out and wear dangles. Oh, that’s right. She lost her favorite dangles.). AWW… THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.


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        Natalie@TheAGSpot September 2, 2017 at 9:48 am - Reply

        I can’t stand to sleep in dangles, and I’m too lazy to change them every night, so I mainly just wear studs. WELL IT SERVES MADI RIGHT IF SHE LOST THEM, MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! No, actually, it’s always kind of sad when you lose a pair of earrings. I lost one of my piercing earrings…sniff. YOU ARE VERY WELCOME DEL!!!!!!!

        • Madison
          Madison September 3, 2017 at 5:02 pm - Reply

          Delaney: Madison’s the same… when she doesn’t lose them, that is. YES MWAHAHA. Awwww… sniff.


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    Tess August 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Lol, this is exactly how I feel a lot of the time – where I’m like, No I am NOT wearing that, and I shove it in my closet. And it waits there forever.
    I just bought a new doll off of eBay (Jess McConell, renamed Kaori Sasaki ) and she came with earrings. What’s funny and ironic is that her interests are parkour, comics and witty one-liners. And I’m like, lol, she’s about the last person in the universe who would want them.
    You know, I think Del and Kaori need to meet up.

    • Madison
      Madison August 9, 2017 at 6:46 pm - Reply

      Heh heh. XD

      Ooooh, that’s so cool! LOL that’s hilarious. XDD

      They do. XD

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    Olivia Bell (aka Livy) August 6, 2017 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Yay for earrings!!!! I always liked them on you, and now that you like them I’m happy with you! I don’t have my ears pierced, but I’d like to, I even have earrings stored up so that I can use them when I have it done! 😉

    You asked if I’d bought any doll stuff lately, well I already emailed Madi about this, but in case you didn’t see that, Del, I found a 1997 Pleasant Company Josefina Doll at a thrift shop for only $3.99!! She’s in wonderful condition with original skirt, sash, earrings (hehe!), and bloomers! I’m cleaning and doing her hair and I’ll be sending Madi a picture of her so be on the lookout! What do you think? I’m SO EXCITED!

    TTYS, DEL! You’re awesome! 😀

    • Madison
      Madison August 9, 2017 at 6:54 pm - Reply

      Delaney: Aww… why, thank you! If you ever get your ears pierced, you’ll enjoy it! 😀

      WOAH. NICE! Madison showed me. That’s such an epic deal! SUPER AWESOME.

      TTYS, Livy! You are too. ?


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    AAG August 6, 2017 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Hello Delaney! I am Gabby, and I am a fan of you. Your earrings are pretty, Next time I go to the AG Store, I’m going to get my ears pierced. My younger sister Brooke wants the Sliver Sparkle Beanie. Well, talk to ya later!
    ~Gabreila and AAG

    • Madison
      Madison August 9, 2017 at 6:56 pm - Reply

      Delaney: Hey, Gabby! It’s always awesome to meet a fan! ? Thank you very much! Ooh, you’re gonna love being able to wear earrings, and the beanie is super awesome. TTYL! Thanks for commenting!


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    Paige August 7, 2017 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Ooh the earrings are so pretty!(cool, if you must) I’m glad you ended up liking them. So, no revenge on Madison? And the clothes are cute(maybe not as an outfit, though). Anyway, I liked this post!

    Your coolest friend,

    • Madison
      Madison August 9, 2017 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      Delaney: Thank you, thank you! ? Arg… nah. I’m still gonna get revenge on her. MWAHAHA. Thank you! Thanks for commenting!


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    Sara???????????? August 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    P.s I like your earings 😉

    • Madison
      Madison August 9, 2017 at 6:57 pm - Reply

      Delaney: Thank you. 😉


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        Sara????? August 9, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

        🙂 your truly welcome Delaney -sara <3

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    Xyra August 8, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Del, you make your own fashion statements and rock every one.
    Chloe, thank you for helping Del see about extending her awesome style!

    • Madison
      Madison August 11, 2017 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      Delaney: Hmm… you’re right. ? Thank you.


      Chloe: Aww, no problem! Thanks for commenting! 😀


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    Sara August 10, 2017 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Hi, Delaney!!! Again… I like your name and Delaney is also my cousins name and she’s your age and her birthday is close to yours I just thought that was neat!

    • Madison
      Madison August 11, 2017 at 4:58 pm - Reply

      Delaney: Woah, no way, really? That’s epic!


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        Sara August 11, 2017 at 6:43 pm - Reply

        Ohhh Yeah XD it is epic?

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    JR.JEANSK8 August 14, 2017 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Good Job Chloë!! Sorry if your name doesn’t have the dots, but my cousin’s name is Chloë, and that is how I am used to spelling it. You did such a fantastic job making Delany like her earrings. Delany, Check out I have a page on and The High Kings Daughter is a photo story like Heads Up, only…different. I only have part one up, but I am working on having part two up on Saturday. Thanks!

    • Madison
      Madison August 23, 2017 at 7:15 pm - Reply

      Chloe: Thank you! That’s a cool way to spell it!

      Delaney: Woah, that sounds so epic. Good luck making that photostory!

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    Arabella December 21, 2017 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    I have the hoodie too I just <3 it!! None of my dolls have pierced ears, (sadly).

    • Madison
      Madison December 22, 2017 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      Isn’t the hoodie awesome? Yeah, some of my dolls don’t have their ears pierced, either.

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    Mary E. April 12, 2018 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    I HAD earrings before…..

    • Madison
      Madison April 13, 2018 at 11:16 pm - Reply

      Aww, what happened to them?

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        Mary E. April 16, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

        Lets just say I did not want to put new ones in… i was 7 at the time.

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    Mary E. April 25, 2018 at 11:20 pm - Reply


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