Meet K.C., My First TLC!

It was February 17th, 2017, and I was with my BFFs at their house in Texas. It was our last hour together before I would fly home the next day, and we were outside in the front yard. All of the sudden, one their neighbors called and waved to them from over the fence.

I jumped at the chance; my BFFs’ neighbors had American Girl dolls they didn’t play with anymore but didn’t want to give away. Best yet, they had retired ones. Would they be willing to sell any of them to me?

The day before, I had talked with the one and only boy in their neighbors’ family about if he knew what dolls his sisters had and if they’d be willing to sell any. His response to hearing that I’m a teenage doll collector was laughing and sarcastically going, “Wow.”

My BFF proceeded to tell the kid that I’m a professional doll collector because I make money off it and even announced the total I’ve made so far. The kid, unimpressed, responded that he had owned twice that amount. I smiled to myself, knowing he thought that the amount my BFF mentioned was all the money I had. I wonder what his reaction would’ve been if he actually knew. XD

Despite his opinion of teenage doll collectors, I brought the subject back to dolls and continued asking him questions, the only one of which he answered was that he knew his sisters had Molly. He wasn’t sure if they’d be willing to sell any, so I asked him if he could just ask his sisters and see. He was nice about it and agreed, although I never got his answer. 😛

Back to the neighbor waving at the fence the next day. The seven-year-old girl was shouting “hi” to us, and I exclaimed to my best friends, “Can we please go talk to them? I leave in just an hour and I want to see if they have any American Girl dolls they’d be willing to sell!”

Long story short, the girl was unwilling. I then mentioned that I was willing to pay $75, and her eyes widened, changing her answer to a wild nod and running back to her house to see which dolls she and her sisters would be wiling to sell.

That was very, very stupid of me. ?

When I told my parents, they were rolling their eyes. XD I shouldn’t have mentioned the amount I was willing to pay right off, I should’ve started lower! But I was thinking she’d come back with a retired doll, and that’s the only reason why I said $75 right off (still, you’d think after years of doll collecting I would know better!). Anyway, long story short, the only doll they would sell me was…

My American Girl #23! You guys all had some amazing guesses, and only Diamond actually guessed this one!

She’s in need of some TLC…

… make that a lot of TLC. ?

Oh, I’m sorry, make that even MORE TLC! ???

They sold her to me with this cute hair accessory, though, which was nice.

Her hair and tight limbs were what sealed the deal for me. Through feeling the weight of my stupidity I kept running my fingers over her hair and moving her tight arms; they were both still in great condition and the doll was just so cute!

That night, I had dinner at my Texas pastors’ house (and would you believe that the brother of my pastor here in Florida showed up?! I was like – AHHH! THIS MINISTER IS HUGE AND I LOOK SO UNPROFESSIONAL WITH MY WIND-BLOWN HAIR I DIDN’T KNOW HE WAS GONNA BE HERE! He was like, “Hi, Madison!” with his deep, South African voice, and I was like, “AAAHHH!”)

(Just kidding, of course. I actually was normal said hi. XD).

Our Texas pastor’s wife, my Aunt Annette (she’s not really my aunt but we call her one) sews doll clothes and actually taught me how to sew when I was nine (when I only had Molly). She let me choose this doll outfit she was sewing, complete with matching shoes! In fact, the entire trip was packed to the full with surprises after surprises. God went out of His way to bless me with treats and gifts just as a way of making this trip special to me because He knows how much I miss Texas! ❤️

I actually teared up writing that part. God is so awesome! ?

I tried some different hairstyles on #23 – she is SO CUTE! I’m pretty decided on naming her Katy Christine, or K.C. for short. Like, 99% decided. 😛 I’m also thinking about a last name for her but haven’t come up with any good ones yet.

My favorite hairstyle on her is THIS ONE. Miss Katy Christine is just so cute!

Even though I was stupid and paid $75 for a doll who needs TLC I don’t really know how to give her and could’ve gotten brand-new for only $40 more, I LOVE HER SO MUCH. Katy Christine is such a great addition to the DWOD family and she’s so just. so. cute!

I’m not the doll-fixing guru, and I can hardly even tell K.C. has stains / scuffs on her face in the pictures above, but I’m willing to try and remove them!

The lovely Meg from Canadian Doll Notebook has helped me SO MUCH with my numerous questions on removing doll stains. Chloe actually has a stain on her forehead that I’m removing now (more on that in another post – it’s unfortunately halted my stopmotion film’s progress) and Meg has been so absolutely kind and patient with all of my questions about the process and everything. She has been the biggest, most amazing help with my first TLC doll project. Thank you Meg!! You are awesome!!

This is after assessing one of K.C.’s stains just two days after doing this wonderful tutorial Meg has on removing stains from vinyl dolls. This actually looks like a scuff mark that I should’ve used this other tutorial of hers for, but it looks like it’s working anyway!

I’m mostly worried about the scuff mark stains on Katy’s cheeks. I don’t want to remove any of her blush as I’d have to re-add it and that would be, simply put, a nightmare. I mean, I’m willing to try, but I’m just not sure as of now. We’ll have to wait and see, though.

I’m documenting my process of fixing her up and will be posting about that once I’m finished (or I might just do parts if it’s taking a while). I just wanted to get this post up to share with you all what doll I bought! A lot of you guessed she is Taryn’s sister… and y’all were wrong! ? I still have yet to get her, but I need to get her SOON. Like, probably this month before she is perma-pantied.

I haven’t decided too much about Katy Christine’s personality yet, but I do know that if I won’t be removing the stains from her cheeks after all, I’ll make a nice dramatic backstory of how she gets them, and then her personality will be heroic and brave. Thank you to the awesome Manta for giving me that idea! Manta and I have also created a club on helping anyone who joins with crafting their dolls’ personalities, if you’re interested.

Q: How do you know when a doll blogger / photographer / stopmotioner has been at work? A: When her room looks like THIS. ?

On another note, I’m almost ready to actually begin filming my stopmotion movie! (K.C. may or may not be making an appearance). The picture you see above was when I was getting my dolls ready for the stopmotion… haha yikes. Chloe’s stain halted my progress as well as I’ve used up 100% of the storage space on all of my devices and computers, so it’s taken me a while. #lifeofacreator ? But the secret release date still stands and I’m ready to tackle this project with all I’ve got even though I have way less time to do it now. I’ve written out and picked the music for the trailer and am hiring one of those professional voice guys for it as soon as I can send the script to him, heh heh… my dad and I also discovered we already have the perfect wood we needed to build the set, so that saves us the time and money of a trip to Home Depot. YAY!

Much better! The Christmas cards have been taken down *sniff* but the décor is ready for spring and for the stopmotion!

Now I just need to finish exporting thousands of files off my MacBook, get out my sewing machine and sew the costumes, and lastly, wish for those doll shoes I ordered from Little Gloriana to hurry up. Then I can start the filming… I do not have a lot of time left. ? Oh, and I’m officially using our ministry’s Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera for it! I thought I was going to be so confused and be like “MAKENZIE (my photographer sister) HOW DO YOU USE THIS THING HELP ME I’M DYING”, but it’s so much like my sister’s 60D I was using and really easy to figure out! I would text her (since she’s busy all day with internship) with a problem or question and then seconds later be like “Never mind” XD I am so excited for this stopmotion film! It’s going to be the best one I’ve ever done. ?

On another, another note, I ordered some stuff from American Girl’s sale and it all arrived today! I’ll be doing a haul and a review… sometime in the future. And the future is never now. I also discovered that I actually took the pictures for that braided-bun hairstyle tutorial I mentioned in this photoshoot but totally forgot about them, and then I have two extra photoshotos of Taryn I forgot about, too! So during the entire time I’m filming the stopmotion, I’ll have doll photos at my fingertips that’ll save me time when making posts so I won’t be completely absent!

March is going to be a GREAT month – I’m so excited!

What do you think of Katy Christine? Are you looking forward to the stopmotion film? What exciting things have been going on for you lately?


2017-03-07T17:33:02-05:00 March 7th, 2017|112 Comments


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    Maddie March 7, 2017 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Katy Christine is amazingly amazing!!!! ? Congrats!! And I can’t wait to see your haul post!!

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 5:43 pm - Reply

      Isn’t she? I love her so much! Thank you SO much! Can’t wait to post it!!

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    Light4theLord March 7, 2017 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Ohmygoodness! She is absolutely GORGEOUS! She is SO cute!! I love her! I can’t wait until you post more pictures of her (hint hint photoshoot please!)! Katie Christine is an adorable name!
    ~ Light4theLord

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      ISN’T SHE?! I love her SO much!! And yes, I will TOTALLY post a photoshoot of her! K.C. says thank you! 😀

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    Daisy March 7, 2017 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    Good TLC, Madi!

    My first TLC Rivers… ugh. At least you didn’t have to find a wig… I’m still working on that part UGH.


    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 6:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much!

      Yikes. That sounds… fun. I’d totally take the easy way out and pay Beautifully Custom to do it. *facepalm* I’M SO LAME XD Seriously, hats off to you! I’d be so scared of ruining my dolls’ head if I head to rewig ’em. Lemme know how it goes… though I’m assuming you’ll post about it on Caught Daydreaming?

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        ThePolkaDotPatriot March 7, 2017 at 7:56 pm - Reply

        Customizing is scary…even though I bought my Charlotte (custom Lea) with the intention of customizing her, when I started peeling her wig off and seeing her bald… 🙂

        • Madison
          Madison March 7, 2017 at 9:15 pm - Reply

          Yikes, that would totally be me! I’d start to peel her wig off and then go NO I CAN’T DO THIS… LOL! ?

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        Anonymous March 7, 2017 at 10:30 pm - Reply

        Yes! I actually need to do a post over break about my adventures with *dying* a wig and *painting* her face! o.o

        • Madison
          Madison March 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm - Reply

          Oh goodness! I could never do that! O.O XD

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    Miri March 7, 2017 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    LOVE! She’s so pretty! I’d say worth the price. Welcome, Katy! She’s such a darling.

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      RIGHT?! I’m so glad I got her! She says thank you so much!

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    Audrey March 7, 2017 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    When I saw her name, I could only think of KC Undercover from Disney Channel XD She’s so pretty! I hope you’re happy with your purchase 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 6:24 pm - Reply

      THAT IS EXACTLY WHO I NAMED HER AFTER! XD I don’t watch Disney but my best friends and I had a K.C. episode marathon and I really like that show. Spies are epic. XD She says thank you! Despite my stupidity… I really am. ?

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    Phoenix March 7, 2017 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    When will you have the link for the stop motion up? I am really excited!

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 6:24 pm - Reply

      As soon as I finish and upload it! I’ll be posting the video on here whenever it’s uploaded. YAY! I hope you’ll like it!

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    Izzy March 7, 2017 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Wow, KC is sew cute! I love her name. I actually guessed what doll she was too-I just couldn’t remember the number. She’s uber cute!


    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 6:25 pm - Reply

      I agree! She says thank you! ? Ooh, really? Great guessing! She is, I love her! 😀

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    May Everly March 7, 2017 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Oh, she’s adorable! Glad you were able to get her. 😉 And Katy Christine is such a cute name!

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 6:26 pm - Reply

      I know, right? Me, too! 😉 I really like her name!

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    M&M March 7, 2017 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    SO cute! I love her!! And Madi! Your not stupid!!!!



    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 6:26 pm - Reply

      Oh my goodness, me too! 😀 Awww, you’re so sweet. ?

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    Sarah March 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    KC is a super pretty doll! Looks like she found a great home.

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 6:32 pm - Reply

      She is! I’m so glad I got her. Thank you for commenting! 😀

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    Staff March 7, 2017 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    So cool! I love K.C.’s hair, it’s so wavy and lucious and pretty!

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 6:45 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! And me too! Her hair is soooo pretty, I LOVE IT! 😀

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    samanthadolls March 7, 2017 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    YAY! I’ve been awaiting this post for SO LONG! I’ve been oh so looking forward to seeing your new doll! UGGH, it annoys me so much when people treat me differently when they hear I have dolls. :/
    K.C. is so cute, what does her name stand for fully? Also, I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE STOP MOTION!
    You’re sewing the costumes? That’s so cool! Do you sew a lot for your dolls? My grandma and I do.
    Anyways, awesome post, as always. XD <3

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

      Aw man, I’m so sorry to keep you waiting! ? ARG, me too! That’s so lame. :/

      K.C. stands for Katy Christine! AND YAY! I can’t wait to start and finish it!!

      Just a few of them – I hope they can turn out good. ? I don’t sew as much as I used to, but I used to sew for them all the time. And that’s so awesome!

      Aw, THANK YOU SO MUCH ? So glad you liked it!! ❤️

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    Olive March 7, 2017 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Oooooh! I’m so excited for the stop motion! ? KC is adorable. Just saying. ?
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 9:12 pm - Reply

      YAY! I hope you’ll like it! And she says thanks. ?

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    SARA?????? March 7, 2017 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Hey madison!?
    wow kc is pretty!?really pretty hair!!? how are you??
    And YOU ARE NOT STUPID??!! haha lol
    How many American girl dolls do you have?????

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      Hey, Sara!

      Isn’t she?! I’m so glad I got her! I’m great, how are you?

      Well now, that’s seriously debatable… I have my REALLY stupid moments… XD

      I have 9! I really need to add Taryn and K.C., my two newest, to the meet the dolls page… 😛

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    sara?☺???????????? March 7, 2017 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    That’s funny you were not stupid ? (could of gone a little lower)?? haha ?if you love her it was worth it! lol?

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 9:15 pm - Reply

      Haha yeah I could’ve gone a little lower XD Hey, that’s such a good way to look at it! I do love her… it was worth it!

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    Meg March 7, 2017 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    OMG… the bad doll deals I have made! One time I took my daughter with me and she told the lady I was buying AG items from how much money I had with me… surprisly my total came to exactly what I had? Oh my!

    So glad I was able to help you fix her up, she is adorable!

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      Oh my goodness! That’s awful! XD

      Thank you so much again! I’m so glad to have her!

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    Olive March 7, 2017 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    KC is so cute! ? I’m so excited for what’s coming up this month! ?
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      K.C. says thanks! 😀 YAY! Me, too! 😀

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    Rebekah March 7, 2017 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I have the same doll!! I can’t wait for all the new posts (yes!! Braided buns and hauls!!!)
    I’m also very intrigued by this upcoming stop motion. If the date is before April 16 I will not be watching it because I gave up watching YouTube for lent, but as soon as that’s over I’ll watch it!! Unless it’s not out by then XD

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 9:18 pm - Reply

      That’s so awesome! And YAY! I’m so glad!

      Hypothetically speaking, if it hypothetically came out exactly on, ahem, let’s hypothetically say April 16, would you hypothetically be able to watch it? Hypothetically, of course. 😉

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    From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) March 7, 2017 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    SHE IS SO CUTE!!!!!!

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 9:18 pm - Reply

      I KNOW RIGHT! 😀 She says thank you!

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    Grace | The Girl Upstairs March 7, 2017 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Hooray! Katy is adorable. 🙂
    Welcome to the DWOD family, dear! *pats head* 😀

    • Madison
      Madison March 7, 2017 at 9:19 pm - Reply

      Katy says thank you very much! ?

      *glares at Grace for being so funny* I laughed out loud again at “pat head”… ?

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        Grace | The Girl Upstairs March 8, 2017 at 10:28 am - Reply

        You’re welcome, dear! 😀

        ARGH MADI. You seriously need to stop laughing or else you’re going to die from it… And then I would lose my best blogging buddy and then I would be depressed and not be able to live anymore and it would be all YOUR fault. XD

        • Madison
          Madison March 8, 2017 at 12:11 pm - Reply

          But, you see, it would be all YOUR fault because you’re too funny! XD THE FUNNINESS IT’S OVERPOWERING ME

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            Grace | The Girl Upstairs March 8, 2017 at 12:43 pm - Reply

            *gasp* How dare you insult my funny-ness! *looks at you in disbelief*

            Two things…first, do you happen to remember what post I left my very first comment on? (The one asking about WordPress versus Blogger?) I was wanting to look at it and read it, but that was a loooong time ago. XD
            Secondly, on that comment, you mentioned that WordPress automatically will add watermarks for you. Is this only a paid-user thing, or can everyone do it? If so, do you mind showing me how?

            Thanks dear!

            • Madison
              Madison March 8, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply


              I think I do! If not, I can search for it. I’ll be right back with the link to your first comment. I like looking at things like that too. XD

              It was a WordPress plugin – I’m not sure if only paid-users can install plugins or not but I do remember it being called something like WP Watermark Pro Lite or something like that. I really hated it though. XD

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            Grace | The Girl Upstairs March 8, 2017 at 2:27 pm - Reply

            GASP. YES YOU IS. ME DOES TOO. ?

            Thank! Oh my goodness…that was so long ago! It makes me so happy that we’ve become blogging friends – and that Clara told me about your blog. 😀

            • Madison
              Madison March 9, 2017 at 1:46 pm - Reply

              HEH HEH. ?

              Oh my, it was! 😮 It makes me so happy, too! I remember when I had my Awards page but hadn’t been to your blog yet and I wanted to nominate you for an award anyway (the very one you created XD) so I just looked at your URL and titled your blog The Upstairs Girl. XD

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    sara?☺???????????? March 7, 2017 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Hey madison!
    I’m great busy day lol
    heading to church now
    maybe we can talk some time tonitonight

    • Madison
      Madison March 8, 2017 at 11:59 am - Reply

      Hey, that’s awesome! I’m so sorry I haven’t been able to text lately, I’ve been crazy busy!! ? I really wanna find a good time to call this month so we can catch up. Looking forward for when you come back to FL. ?

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    Gracie March 8, 2017 at 12:35 am - Reply

    KC is very cute! I like her hair and her freckles ☺ . I’d love to find a thrift doll someday to fix up… but that’s probably not going to happen… but you never know! XD
    Yes! I am looking forward to the film! And I’m excited for you, too! 😀
    This month I’m… uh… probably doing something exciting XD … I can’t really remember… oh! I have a show coming up for my drama group! 😀
    P.S. I saw Wellie Wishers at Target todayyyy 😮 o_O

    • Madison
      Madison March 8, 2017 at 12:03 pm - Reply

      She says thanks! ? LOLOL! You never know! XD
      I’m so glad!! Thanks so much! We just finished building the set today. It was interesting. O.o SO excited to begin filming though!
      OOH! Drama group! That sounds awesome!! I used to be in one but then I moved… XD Good luck with your show! That sounds SO fun. 😀

      P.S. WUT O_O I’ve seen some AG books at Target but – IF THEY START SELLING AG DOLLS THERE… ?

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        Gracie March 8, 2017 at 8:43 pm - Reply

        You’re welcome!
        Thanks! We had one today and it went well! It was very fun! 🙂 That’s neat that you used to be in a drama group! I bet you’d be good at it. 🙂

        P.S. Yeah, I had heard of Kohls and Toys R Us, but didn’t know about Target! 🙁 I think I’m gonna post about finding them sometime soon. It just seems less special seeing them there… they looked like ordinary toys. :-/

        • Madison
          Madison March 13, 2017 at 2:17 pm - Reply

          Ooh! I’m so glad it was fun! Aw, thanks! I really like acting. An drama. XDD

          P.S. Same here. I wish they would’ve stayed at the AG store. :/

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        Gracie March 8, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

        P.P.S. I’m thinking of doing Camp NaNo and hopefully the real one too. Are you? Do you know much about it/have advice? Or do you know of someone who does?

        • Madison
          Madison March 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm - Reply

          P.P.S. Ooh! That’s awesome! I wanted to do Camp NaNo in April but it looks like I’m just going to do July, and then no matter what the real one in November. I’ve never done either one before, but I’m prepping myself for both by aiming to write 50k a month just to get myself used to it. Josie from Josie on the Go just posted a WONDERFUL post about anything and everything Camp NaNo – it might help you!

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            Gracie March 14, 2017 at 2:35 am - Reply

            Yeah, I’m thinking that I’ll do it in July, too, hopefully!
            I checked out her post, it’s great – thanks for recommending it!

            • Madison
              Madison March 16, 2017 at 10:54 pm - Reply

              Wow, my plans changed! I’m going to be doing April Camp NaNo after all! Looks like I’ll be checking out Josie’s post more, too! 😀

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    Rebekah March 8, 2017 at 8:55 am - Reply

    K.C. is a really creative name! She’s so pretty; I love her hair! I can’t wait till you post more about her. Ugh…I would do the EXACT same thing about the $75 dollars. XD

    Oh, and by the way, can I steal your idea of giving each doll a photoshoot on her birthday?


    • Madison
      Madison March 8, 2017 at 12:05 pm - Reply

      Thanks! I had a long list of different things the K.C. could stand for… XD Me too! It’s so soft and cute! LOLOL! I feel a little better now… XD

      Oh, totally! I love doing that as it saves me so much work from feeling like I need to have a birthday celebration photostory each time.

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        Rebekah March 8, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

        Yep! I would say $75 as quickly as possible, and then my brother would be like NOOO why didn’t you say that you can only pay $10!!!

        Thanks so much! I really like that idea because I have, like…23 stuffed animals…and 19 different birthdays among them…yeah…and I feel like I shouldn’t ignore their birthdays but I definitely can’t do a birthday photostory every time. Plus that means everyone gets a photo shoot at least once a year. 😛

        • Madison
          Madison March 8, 2017 at 1:33 pm - Reply

          Arg, exactly! LOL!! ?

          You’re so welcome! LOL! Oh that’s right, you have a blog! I’m going to go check it out ASAP!!

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    Christian Homeschooler March 8, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

    She’s so pretty! I really like how you styled her hair in all the different pictures.
    I am definitely looking forward to your stopmotion. It’s going to be so good! 🙂
    My life isn’t particularly exciting, but this week is spring break for my siblings in college, so the house is quite full again. 🙂 Also, my sister and I are getting a new shelf in our room! That’s pretty exciting for me. 😉
    ~Christian Homeschooler

    • Madison
      Madison March 8, 2017 at 12:08 pm - Reply

      She says thank you! And thank you so much! 😀
      Aw, I’m so glad! Thank you sooo much! I’m really excited for it! 😀
      Oh my, I totally forgot about spring break! I wonder if I can convince my mom to let me take off school during ours so I have more time to work on things… 😉 That’s so great your siblings are there! Sounds like so much fun. ? Hehe, that’s awesome! 😉

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    Clara March 8, 2017 at 9:08 am - Reply

    AWW! She is adorable, Madi!! I love the name Katy for her. She is so cute!!!

    -Clara <3

    • Madison
      Madison March 8, 2017 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      I KNOW!! I’m so glad I got her!! Hehe, she says thanks! ?

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    IrishAG March 8, 2017 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Congrats on #23! I have her, and I love her. Katy-Christine is a cute name for her! Some ideas for her last name:
    You’re so brave to clean up a doll! I used Magic Eraser on my #23 to get some marks off her arms… but now her arms are slightly blotchy-looking, because I got some of the paint off. 😛
    <3 , IrishAG

    • Madison
      Madison March 8, 2017 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! Isn’t she such a cute doll? Ooh, thank you so much for the last name ideas! Those are great!

      LOL! I used Magic Eraser just last night and removed a little of K.C.’s cheek paint… still trying to fix it so it’s not so noticeable / blotchy in a small spot… ?

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    sara?☺???????????? March 8, 2017 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Hey madison!??

    I know right we absolutely have to find a good day to call!! ???your doing AWESOME on both of your Blogs???!!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!???????(as i always say)*pats head* ?LOL BTW K.C WAS WORTH IT HAHA??……..Do you think you could send me a picture of your brothers Bible reading plan? or if you have one?☺?…..anyway……?

    Have a great day today madison? *hugs*? your a GREAT friend!!? have a wonderful day we will talk soon haha ??TTYL!!❤❤❤?

    • Madison
      Madison March 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      Hey, Sara!

      We absolutely do! Aw, thank you SO much! LOLOLOL! ? Oh dear, I’m so sorry! I’ll find a picture of it and send it as soon as possible. I’m doing my own Bible Reading Plan since I’m not in Kids Club anymore but I think Russell still has one. Seriously though, that’s amazing you’re still keeping up with it even though you’re in Oregon! That’s so awesome! SO sorry for the wait, I’ll get a picture of it to you as soon as I can.

      Have a great day too! *hugs sara* Aw, you too! Have a wonderful day! TTYL! 😀

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    sara?☺???????????? March 8, 2017 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Haha that’s fine if you find it lol☺
    I have a super busy day ahead of me
    *uhg* homework taking care of my rabbit clean the house and of course brothers ?
    Have a good day today madison! LOL

    • Madison
      Madison March 9, 2017 at 1:41 pm - Reply

      LOL! Good luck with your busy day! 🙂 You too!

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    ginnie March 8, 2017 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Meg is awesome! She helped us with a tip on how to remove pen stains from doll’s that worked magically. I often work on TLC’s so we have a bit of experience. Magic eraser is also your best friend for stains as well as baking soda. Don’t use nail polish remover as it removes doll paint and discolours their skin. I think the magic eraser can also remove doll face paint so you have to be careful. Good luck with Katy Christine! She is a beauty! 🙂

    ginnie /

    • Madison
      Madison March 9, 2017 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      Oh my goodness, she really is! I just recently rediscovered Magic Eraser – it works wonders! Thanks so much for telling me… definitely wouldn’t want to discolor my dolls’ skin with nail polish remover! ? Thank you so much again! I’m so glad I have her! 😀

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    Natalie (The American Girl Spot) March 8, 2017 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    OMG She is so pretty! You did an amazing job of cleaning her up. And you weren’t stupid, that, in my mind, was a fabulous deal!

    • Madison
      Madison March 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much! I am SO happy with how she is turning out! Aw, thanks! Overall I’m glad I at saved $40 even though it took a little trouble to fix her up!

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    Kendall March 8, 2017 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    Madi! Yay!!! K.C. is amazing! I love the curl to her hair! I curled my #23’s hair once, but brushed the curls out again soon after. 🙁
    I’m so excited for you! And to see Taryn’s sister still! And the AGSM! You are just piling-on amazing things! 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison March 13, 2017 at 2:23 pm - Reply

      Ooh! Curling her hair sounds like so much fun! I’ll totally have to try that!

      Thank you so much! I’m SO glad you’re excited! LOL! Have a lot of things I want to do!

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    Daisymermaid March 9, 2017 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Well, let’s start off with how adorable K.C is. Then, after an hour of squealing at her cuteness and how nicely she cleaned up, let’s take the subject to the new AGSM, followed by two hours of squealing, and how Jade Anna is so going on my wishlist (that’s what I’m going to name mine… when I get her. I’ve got some money saved up! NR;)
    And then, I’ll spend half an hour thinking of last names:
    And Douglas
    Now, I squeal for five hours about all the stuff that’s coming in march.
    And then I squeal about how many followers I have on Starmaker.
    Yes, my entire life is a series of squeals.
    Hey, that’d make a cool episode (squeals and runs off to write an episode of something)

    • Madison
      Madison March 13, 2017 at 2:24 pm - Reply

      *applauds* *wipes tear* That was beautiful. The life of squealing certainly has its wonders. ?

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    Manta (aka ElsaIcySnowflake) March 9, 2017 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    EEE YOU MENTIONED ME MADI!! Thank you so much:) ^_^
    K.C. is adorable and I can’t wait to see more of her! I don’t think you were stupid-you thought you were going to pay $75 for a retired doll, which would have been a super deal. K.C.’s hair looks nice and her limbs are tight, too, so while I don’t think you maybe got an awesome deal, I don’t think you wasted your money or got ripped off, either.:) My ebay Jess has marks on her legs and quite honestly they don’t bother me (I’m more concerned about the hair, lolXD) K.C. looks great to me:)

    • Madison
      Madison March 13, 2017 at 2:26 pm - Reply

      WELL OF COURSE I DID! ? You’re so welcome!! 😀

      I can’t wait to post more about her! Thanks so much – I feel a little better. ? Yeah, I’m really happy with the way things turned out – even if I didn’t have much experience with being a used doll. XD K.C. says thanks! 😉 I can’t wait to craft her personality a little more with the club. ?

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        Manta (aka ElsaIcySnowflake) March 16, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

        I just got excited, lol 🙂

        She seems photogenic to me:) You’re welcome! Lol, I’d just say remember you can always go up in price after you make an offer, you can’t go down. And of course the opposite if you’re the seller. I’m still mad at myself from ages ago when I was, like, 10, and sold the iPod shuffle I had for next to nothing because I was just plain stupid. (I didn’t like it because you couldn’t see what songs you were picking since there was no screen, and quite honestly I didn’t have much of my own personal music taste then-that’s a long story, I won’t bother here:P) Anyways. Long story to just say K.C. is awesome and I’m looking forward to seeing more of her, and I’m glad you’re happy:)

        • Madison
          Madison March 16, 2017 at 11:03 pm - Reply

          LOL! 😀

          Oh my goodness, I would be so mad at myself, too. XD Aw, thanks so much! I can’t wait to post more about her. 😀

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            Manta (aka ElsaIcySnowflake) March 17, 2017 at 11:12 am - Reply


            Lol, I mean, I was 10, so…but I think I should have known better all the sameXD Oh well. (Now I want a blue iPod nano, one of the older ones, as long as it’s got at least 4 gigs of storage. But I doubt I’ll be getting that anytime soon:P YW!:) 😀

            • Madison
              Madison March 18, 2017 at 2:14 pm - Reply

              LOL! XD Ooh, that sounds cool! Well I hope you get it soon. 😛 😀

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    Charlie March 9, 2017 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Oh! Your hair is red isn’t it? We’er matchers!
    ~ Charlie

    • Madison
      Madison March 13, 2017 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      K.C.: I think it’s brunette, but I guess it does look kind of red! 😀 Thanks for commenting, Charlie!

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    sara?☺???????????? March 9, 2017 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Have a good day today madison!
    have fun with K.C to TTYL!

    • Madison
      Madison March 13, 2017 at 2:27 pm - Reply

      You, too! Thank you!

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    Alyse March 9, 2017 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    YOU ARE NOT STUPID!!!!!!………….. On another note, KC looks a lot like Jasmine, and you should make her Taryn’s (Or Jasmine’s) sister.

    • Madison
      Madison March 13, 2017 at 2:29 pm - Reply

      Well… I can have my stupid moments… XDDD Ooh, that’s right, they do look a lot alike!

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    agsparklesisters March 11, 2017 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Cool! Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the haul!

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    Some Random Person March 11, 2017 at 7:14 pm - Reply

    Have her middle name be Fiona, so she can do by KFC! XD

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    Reya March 11, 2017 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    She’s so pretty!

    • Madison
      Madison March 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      Isn’t she? I really like her! 😀

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    Diamond March 15, 2017 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Yay! I guessed right! Thanks for the shout-out. K.C.’s hair is SO CUTE. You did pretty good at getting out the stains so far. I’m excited for the stop motion. That’s so awesome that you have posts scheduled for when you make it. Can’t wait to see your future posts!

    ~Diamond <3
    P.S. If it isn't too much trouble, would you mind checking my birthday haul post and guessing on the name? Only if it isn't any trouble!

    • Madison
      Madison March 16, 2017 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      You did! 😀 You’re so welcome! Add isn’t it?! Thank you so much! I’m so excited, too! 😀

      P.S. Of course! I’m sorry I haven’t been commenting regularly, I’ve been a bit disconnected from the doll world lately!

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    JR.JEANSK8 April 13, 2017 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    I HAVE THE SAME DOLL!!!!!!! SHE IS ALSO A TLC!!!!! I am not going to fix her though. My mom won’t let me. By the way, please pray for my super sick sister, she feels terrible.

    • Madison
      Madison April 16, 2017 at 2:04 pm - Reply

      WOW! That is SO cool! I have been praying for your sister!! ❤️

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    Ag Girl April 19, 2017 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    aww, she is so cute!!! I am glad you were able to add her to your collection :)!!!!!!

    • Madison
      Madison April 21, 2017 at 11:38 am - Reply

      Thank you so much!! Me too! 😀

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    From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) April 25, 2017 at 10:34 am - Reply

    Uhhh…. Madi….. is the comment moderation supposed to be turned off?

    • Madison
      Madison April 25, 2017 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      Yeah, it is! I just found out that professional blogs don’t have moderation. I went all HOW COME I DIDN’T GET THE MEMO? and shut it off lickety-split. XD

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