The Interesting Post

Don’t miss the end. I have something exclusive to share with you. 😉

Hey, everyone! Thanks for coming to this post today! There have been a few awards and tags going around on the blogosphere, and – don’t worry – I know what you’re thinking. “Ugh. A post with a boatload of questions and answers. BOOORING!”

Think again, my friend! Just keep reading.

Delightful World of Dolls was nominated for some of them! Can you believe it?! I was so excited and thankful! It really means a lot to know you guys think of my blog when choosing nominees! 😀

Now, what do I want you to think again about?

I’ve read quite a few award and tags posts in my day, and while some of them can be boring, there are also some that are fascinating and interesting to read. I hope this post will be one of those posts – along the way, you’ll see pictures of my dolls and of me as I answer these tags and awards! That way you are not bored out of your mind with a boatload of questions and answers you may or may not care to read. 😉

And don’t miss the end!

But you still might want to make sure you are comfortable. You should probably have a snack and read this post during a relaxing break or something. I have not answered awards in a very long time because I thought people would get bored… so there are quite a few I need to answer… 😛



First we have the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award from Halo and Nikki!

Thank you SOOO much, Halo and Nikki! That means a lot to me, and thank you both for thinking of me! 😀

Halo’s questions:


That’s three days after I received my first American Girl doll, Molly! Excuse my funny face. I make a lot of those, I just don’t tend to post pictures of them online…
1) Why and when did you start collecting dolls?

I started collecting dolls when I was very, very young. My first doll was probably a Barbie or a baby doll. As for why, I loved pretending that I was their mother! 😉 I collected American Girl dolls because I loved the American Girl books and website, and when I met my best friends, I saw that they had American Girl dolls, and I wanted one very badly. I got Mini Molly in 2010 and my first 18″ AG doll, Molly, in 2011! 😀

2) Do you have any siblings?
Only the best siblings anyone could ever have! 😉 I have a younger brother named Russell – he’s turning 12 this April and he is one of my best friends! I also have an older sister named Makenzie – she turned 23 on December 29th. She has amazing advice. 😀

3) What’s your favorite school subject (or was your favorite school subject)
AHH! How can I choose?! I love History (thanks to American Girl!) and Language Arts (writing a 5k essay? Alright! I’ll do it in my sleep!), but I just can’t choose between them! ?


The original Delightful World of Dolls header, made at the very end of 2012 – or the start of 2013, I can’t remember! LOL!
4) Why did you start a doll blog?
I started a doll blog because I wanted to share with the world all of Molly’s adventures, just like the owner of the blog Julie’s Jumbles (I can’t find the blog anymore 🙁 ) did with her Google Picasa albums!

5) What’s your favorite kind of music?
As in genre? I love praise & worship and Christian dance, pop, and electronica! I also adore dramatic, epic, and inspiring instrumental tracks that I use for my stopmotions. ?

6) Do you have any special talents?
Well, I don’t want to brag, but… 😛 I like to believe God has given me a talent for writing and blogging, and I also enjoy singing, acting, and dancing, but I’m not extremely talented at them. 😉 I also believe I am gifted in photography, film production, among other random artistic things… XD I hope to bring God glory in everything I do! 😀


7) Do you collect anything else besides dolls?
Stickers! ? I love decorating notebooks, letters, and envelopes with them (watch out, penpals! If your letter and envelope are overloaded with stickers, you’ll know it’s from me before you even look at the return address… ?)

8) What’s your favorite movie?
Do You Believe was pretty awesome, but honestly, I’ve watched so many great ones that none really stand out to me as my favorite. 😛 In 2015, I did go through a phase where I was obsessed with this one spy movie… It’s not my favorite anymore, though. 😉

9) What’s your favorite book?
Does the Bible count? 😉  The book I’m writing is my favorite, too. That sounds conceited, but I really, really love my book. LOL!

10) What place would you like to travel to?
Peru! My brother and I have been invited to preach there and we can’t wait to fly over and do a little tag-team message at their orphanage. It would also be an incredible honor to finally meet the amazing missionaries that the money I make off of this site goes to, as well as the orphans I’ve raised money for and prayed for all these years.

Thank you so very much for the award, Halo! It was so fun to answer all of your questions. You are so sweet to think of me! ❤️

Nikki’s questions:

1. What’s your favorite season?
Gosh, that’s a hard one! If I’m in Texas, I love… all of them. ? If I’m in Florida, fall and winter. Definitely. The latter part of fall where it begins to cool down and then all of glorious winter where we get some relief from the humidity… ?

2. Do you like to dress in vintage-style clothes?
Not really – I think that would be fun, but I don’t have any vintage-style clothes to begin with. LOL! I did have a few vintage-style dresses when I was younger, though, and I loved dressing up and playing olden-day games with them. Actually, if given the chance, I still do… ?

3. Do you prefer colored Christmas tree lights, or white ones?
I think both are beautiful, but I really love the colored ones we have on ours! 😀

4. Do you have any hobbies?
Why, I thought you’d never ask! XD Just kidding. My hobbies include blogging, reading, writing, dancing, acting, singing, crafting, sewing, anything artsy, gymnastics, photography, movie-making, photo-editing, collecting American Girl dolls, and talking (especially talking).

5. What’s your favorite kind of cake?
Chocolate, of course! Double or triple chocolate, preferably. 😉

6. Do you prefer white, milk or dark chocolate? 
Mmm, milk chocolate! Dove milk chocolates are the best.

7. Do you like to sing?
Yes! According to my old musical theater teacher, I can carry a tune well. But I’m not, ahem, the greatest at it… just ask my brother. ?

8. Do you like Disney movies? (If so, which one is your favorite?)
Yes! Moana is my favorite – it sounds ridiculous, I know, and I NEVER cry at movies, but Moana was the only move that actually made me tear up. I could not believe it. I also like Rogue One (did you know that Disney owns Star Wars?)!

9. What do you like to do in the summer?


My best friend and I at the last Lorfing family vacation in 2015 – my best friends were invited that year! I told you I make weird faces… XD
I don’t take summer off from school, but I do take vacation off. We usually travel to Texas for both ministry and vacation trips in the summer, and I make the best memories ever! The Lorfing family tradition is for the Lorfing family to all rent a beach house together for a week or two in Galveston or Bolivar, TX. We have so much fun going to the beach and swim parks, making delicious food, setting off fireworks, spying on neighbors playing games with cousins… But in 2016 the family schedules conflicted and the tradition was broken for the first time in 30 years. 😮 So 2016’s summer was a little different, but I still had the most amazing summer ever!

10. Do you like old TV shows?
I do! I don’t watch a lot of TV, but my family and I really like The Andy Griffith Show.

Thank you SO much again, Nikki! You are so incredibly sweet to think of me for this award!

Okay, I’ll be nominating five bloggers! Those five absolutely amazing bloggers are:

You guys inspire me so much and definitely deserve this award! Even if you don’t have time to answer my questions below, I want you to know that you guys are absolutely amazing and I love your blogs so much! 😀

My questions:

  1. How long have you been blogging?
  2. What is the worst blog post you think you’ve ever done?
  3. What blog post are you the most proud of?
  4. Which blogs/bloggers inspired you the most when you first started?
  5. Have you ever wanted to quit or take a break from blogging? Why?
  6. What motivates you to keep blogging?
  7. Do you have a least favorite part about blogging?
  8. What is your favorite part about blogging?
  9. What is the hardest part about having a blog?
  10. Share your favorite blogging tip with the world. You rock!


And here is the Awesome Food Award from Nikki and Sunny!

There was not a picture for it, so… I made one! ?

Thank you girls SO much! This should be a really fun award to answer. Food happens to be one of my favorite things. ?

Nikki’s questions:

1. What’s you favorite kind of foreign food? (Italian, Indian, Chinese, etc.)
Japanese! Sushi and dumplings and hibachi – yes, please! 😀

2. What’s your favorite desert?
Anything chocolate. Hehehe. ?

3. Do you like fruit?
Yes, I do! My favorite fruits include pears, plums, peaches, mandarine oranges, tangerines, and certain kinds of apples. 😀

4. Are you allergic to any kinds of food?
I used to have a very bad gluten sensitivity and battled juvenile arthritis for years, but I know I am healed in Jesus’ name and everyday I’m getting better. 😀

5. Chocolate cake or plain vanilla cake?
Chocolate, hands down! ?


Read What Molly is Thankful for this Year (Mostly Food)
6. Do you like cheese?

Yes, but not an overload of it. 😛

7. What’s your favorite kind of candy?
Chocolate. ? I also like Skittles, cherry sours, and *gasps* HOW COULD I FORGET?! Watermelon Sourpatch gummies! 😀

8. Beef, chicken, or pork?
Mmm, chicken. 😀

9. Do you like shellfish? (Yuck!:P)
I don’t believe I’ve ever tried it, but I am not a very picky person when it comes to food (well, my siblings would tell you different XD), so I bet that I’d think it’s okay if I did taste it. 😀

10. Do you like foods with a lot of herbs, or not?
For me, that depends on the dish, but not usually. I’m pretty simple when it comes to seasonings and herbs. 😀

That was really fun, Nikki! Your questions are awesome! Thank you so much again!

Sunny’s questions:

1. Absolute favourite food of all time that you couldn’t live without?
Well, I can live without my favorite foods. 😛 I’m not the best at picking favorites, though… I like food in general. XD But chocolate is pretty awesome. 😉

2. Do you like spicy food?
I do not, but I will eat it if that’s what put in front of me. 😉 I’m trying to grow my tolerance for spicy food, and since my dad and my brother love spicy Indian cuisine, it’s starting there… ?

3. What’s something you refuse to eat?
In our family, we’re allowed one food that we’re not forced to eat, but I actually don’t have one! Crazy salad combinations aren’t my favorite, but I’ll eat them. I’m not a picky person (but of course, my siblings would probably tell you different XD) when it comes to food… I like food. XD


Read A Wild Kratt Adventure… ~A Photostory~
4. What’s your favourite pizza topping?

I’m actually a simple pizza eater… I’m not super big on toppings. 😀 But I do think pepperoni is yummy!

5. What did you last eat for breakfast?
The morning that I began writing this post, I had an egg-and-cheese burrito made by my mom. It was very delicious. 😀

6. What did you last eat for lunch?
A tortilla and some chicken and vegetable soup. Actually, I scooped all the chicken out of my soup and wrapped it in my tortilla, then proceeded to steal all the tortillas that my brother didn’t eat and then grab more chicken out of the soup pot to wrap up in them. And that is probably why my siblings think I’m picky. XD

7. What did you last eat for dinner?
What did I eat for dinner? Hmm… Oh, yes! It was lemon-butter fish, asparagus, and a brown rice and veggie thing I didn’t particularly like. XD I guess I am a little bit picky, but I ate some of it. XD

8. Do you have snacks?
Yep. ? I eat a lot of food, which drives all of my family crazy because I’m skinny no matter what. 😛 Nearly everyone who knows me in real life calls me The Bottomless Pit. XD

9. What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?
Rocky road! YUM. I also love Tahitian vanilla bean gelato and world class chocolate (of course 😉 ). I don’t eat ice cream/sugary stuff a lot because we like to be organic and all-natural, but on special occasions we like having root beer floats with chocolate ice cream – someone should invent chocolate-root-beer flavor… Ahem. Back to the questions. XD

10. What’s your favourite restaurant to go to?
I have been to quite a few restaurants, and none of them really stick out in my mind as my favorite… I like hibachi and sushi places, but there’s this really awesome restaurant called The Melting Pot that is AMAZING. It’s expensive, though, so we only go there for really special occasions. 😀

That was SO fun, Sunny! Thank you so much again!

I get to nominate ten other bloggers, and those bloggers are…

My questions:

  1. How often do you eat dessert?
  2. How often do you eat out?
  3. What is your favorite place to eat out at?
  4. Do you cook? If so, what’s your favorite dish you’ve made?
  5. Favorite pasta?
  6. Favorite drink?
  7. Favorite flavor of gum?
  8. Do you buy snacks for yourself?
  9. When was the last time you had cake?
  10. Have you ever dreamed about food?


Here is The Music Award from Daisymermaid! Thank you so much! I’ve wanted to do this one for a while. ?

The rules:

-Write ten songs that come on shuffle (no skipping)

-Write your favorite lyrics from each song

-Tag some people

Ooh, yikes, no shuffling? My music library is humungous. I have hundreds, if not thousands, of songs I have never even listened to. But alright, here goes…

I skipped the first one because it was instrumental. Ha ha ha. 😛

1. Ready for Home by Capital Kings
So if you’re leaving with us sing it out loud, living’ it right there ain’t no doubt, if you’re with us sing it out loud, we’re followin’ the Light yeah

The second one that shuffled is one I’ve never listened to, so I skipped it anyway. I have a ton of songs from my dad’s ginourmously colossally MASSIVE worship music library that I’ve never heard of, so I will skip some and break the rules ’cause I can. HAHA! XD

2. Let the Heavens Open (Live) by Kari Jobe
Well, my favorite part is this part where two people are singing at once and I don’t know the second person’s lyrics. *facepalm* but I can make out Kari Jobe’s part, which is Let the Heavens open, let Your kingdom move, all our faith and hope, our great God

3. Tell Me the Story of Jesus by Kim Walker-Smith (my favorite worship leader!)
Tell Me the story of Jesus, write on my heart every word 

4. My Soul Longs for You by Misty Edwards
Hallelujah, hallelujah, You make all things new, all things new

5. Forever (Live) by Rodney Howard-Browne
Forever He is glorified, forever He is lifted high! Forever He is risen, He is alive, He is alive

The sixth song was the same song by another artist, so I skipped it. XD

6. You, You Are God by Christ for the Nations
You, You are God, You are Lord, You are all I’m living for. You are King, of everything, I want my life to praise You 

7. Who I Am by Blanca
I’m runnin’ to the One Who holds me, Who made every part of me in His hand / ’cause I know, ’cause I know, I know who I am

8. Open Up Heaven by Kim Walker
Heaven opens, over me I’m, saturated in love / open up Heaven, we will party with the angels, there is nothing better; we’re ready for, encounters with You

9. Brave Edit by Moriah Peters (That was a clip of the chorus of the song Brave by Moriah Peters I created so I could play just that for my alarm. It seriously wakes you up.)
And make me BRAVE fight like a soldier BRAVE rise like a warrior BRAVE won’t stop ’til the final day (woah-oh-oh) BRAVE I wanna be stronger BRAVE gonna be bolder BRAVE look up and I’ll see the way, You make me brave

10. Holy Sprit (Live) by Rodney Howard-Browne
Actually, I really, really don’t like this song. Ironic it should play… everyone in my family knows I seriously dislike it. 😛 It’s an amazing song, don’t get me wrong, but they play it so much at my church and I had so many mortifying and miserable memories with it there that I think I want to shrivel up and die every time I hear it. Especially my church’s version, which is what this tenth song is. XD My first year and a half of ministry training was, um, awful, to say the least, and this song reminds me of it. 😛 It’s sad, ’cause I used to really love this song. 😛 But the lyrics, however, are amazing. Maybe if I made a different tune to them, I’d like ’em better… Here are my favorite lyrics: I’ve tasted and seen of the sweetest of loves Yeah, that’s the beginning and about all I can stand before I melt into a pool of despair. XD

Well, that ended on a little bit of a negative tone, so I’ll shuffle one more song. 😉

11. Things Are Getting Better by American Girl
Hey! What do you know? It’s DWOD’s current theme song for my stopmotions! I actually ripped this song from the Chrissa movie trailer, and it may or may not have been slightly illegal. *shrugs* YouTube didn’t mark me for copyright, so I think I’m good. 😉 I love all the song, and it’s a short, less-than-30-second clip, so I’ll just type all of the lyrics. I love them all. 😉
Things are getting better, things are getting better, woah-oh-oh. Yeah-ah. Things are getting better, things are getting better, woah-oh-oh. Yeah-ah!

XD

I’ll be nominating some people for this tag, and those people are:

That is all. 😛

Thank you so much again, Daisymermaid, for this super fun tag! I really enjoyed it. 😀



The original image didn’t work for a long time, so I made a new one that I LOVED, but then I found the old one. Aw, man. XD

Chloe and Audrey both nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you SO much, guys! Y’all are so sweet to think of me. ❤️

The rules:

1. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator.
2. Nominate 11 blogs.
3. Ask them 11 questions

Chloe’s questions

1. Chocolate or vanilla?
Oh, chocolate. Hands down. 

2. How long have you been blogging for?
Four years and almost two months! 😀

3. Share a random fact about yourself.
I love books, but lately, haven’t read them as much as I used to.*horrified gasps from book lovers* I know, shame on me. 😛 I have a valid excuse, though. I’m writing a novel. 😉

4. What’s the weather like where you live right now?
Thankfully, it’s still winter here in Florida! The weather was beautiful the morning I began typing this post – 75 degrees and cloudy. I went out to swing to have some time with God and there was so much wind, it felt AMAZING. My hair also looked like a mad scientist’s by the time I came inside – so much so that my dad took four different blackmail shots of me to show my future husband one day. *facepalm*

5. Which do you prefer? Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s? (If you have ever been to one of them. They are both craft stores)
Ooh, that’s hard. Michael’s has neat doll clothes, but Hobby Lobby is off the chain! I’d have to say Hobby Lobby. 😀

6. What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
Rocky road, Tahitian vanilla bean gelato, and world class chocolate. 😀

7. Favorite book?
The Bible, of course, but if you’re looking for a more diverse answer, then my own novel… ?

8. Favorite season?
In Florida, Autumn and winter. In Texas, I love them all. ?

9. Do you like French Fries?
Yep. 😀

10. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spare time? What’s that?

I have lots of hobbies, but only a few of them are my passion and part of my ministry (both blogging and writing). I don’t do all of these very often, but I’ll paste them again: blogging, reading, writing, dancing, acting, singing, crafting, sewing, anything artsy, gymnastics, photography, movie-making, photo-editing, collecting American Girl dolls, and talking (especially talking).

11. Coffee or tea?
*gasp* You’re going to make me choose?! Coffee is phenomenal when you’re up ‘till 3:30 AM working on your website and have to make it to Bible school @ 9, but tea is for any occasion. I’d have to say… tea. *whispers to Starbucks gift card* Don’t worry, mocha frappé, you still have a place in my heart! 😛 ?

Thank you SOOO very much again, Chloe! I loved answering your questions, and I’m honored you thought of me when listing blogs to nominate!

Audrey’s questions:

What’s your shoe size?
7 and a half, I think. 😛

Do you watch Once Upon a Time? (SAY YES SO I CAN FANGIRL WITH YOU)
Nope. XD

What kind of writing utensil do you prefer?
I love thick pens with a ton of ink. 😀

If you had to dye your hair a unnatural color, what color would you choose?
I would never dye my hair an unnatural color… XD But if I had to, maybe some dark red streaks. That would be cool if I suddenly turned into a rockstar or something. Which, considering my singing voice according to my siblings, should never happen.

Quick, look to your left! What’s the first thing you see?
To my left is the wall with a bunch of random school stuff on it; Adverbs for Essays, Banned Verbs, Troublesome Verbs, Measures of Capacity, a map of the United States, some leaf diagrams, the Periodic Table of Elements, and a few Veritas Press New Testament, Greece and Rome History cards. 😀

What kind of pants are you wearing?
My jean capri – they’re all I’ve been wearing for the past four days. XD We’re attending a week-long conference (it’s four times a year, in case you remember me saying that before) and the beginning of it I can dress casual. Toward the latter end of the week, more and more ministers from all over the world fly in, so we dress nicer and I’ll be probably wearing leggings under skirts or dresses instead. I really like my jean capri, though. XD

If you had to become anyone else in the world, who would you be?
But… but… I would never want to be anyone but me ? Okay, if I had to choose, I’ve always imagined what it would be like to be this one blogger I look up to, but I don’t want to say who ’cause that would be awkward. XD

What’s the meaning of life?

Me preaching in 2015; thank you to Revival Ministries International for the picture
Check out Mark 16:15. I live my life by the most epic mic-drop of all time. ?

Why did you start blogging?
I wanted to chronicle the life and adventure of my first American Girl doll, Molly! 😀

If you had to describe the color yellow to a blind person, what would you say?
I would pray and believe with them together, they’d get healed, and they could see the color yellow for themselves to save me the trouble of trying to think up a creative and beautiful sentence describing it.

Google or Bing? (I know what you’re going to say, Megan.)
Actually, I had a whole conversation about this with some online friends in December. XD I’m still very undecided. I mean, Google tracks you and knows everything about you that you say online and will one day team up with evil facial recognition software that’s against Christianity and could recognize me walking down the street in an unreached nation one day where I’m illegally preaching or something and *hyperventilates* On the other hand, Bing doesn’t have as many search results or as much cool stuff.

And I’ll leave my decision at that.

Thank you SO much for nominating me, Audrey! I had a LOT of fun answering your awesome questions, and thank you so much for thinking of me! 😀

Now, to nominate 11 blogs…

My questions:

  1. What inspired you to start your blog?
  2. How well do you like the design of your blog?
  3. What are your blogging goals for 2017?
  4. What was your favorite blogging memory of 2016?
  5. How do you come up with inspiration for a blog post?
  6. Which blog post of yours is your favorite?
  7. What is your favorite thing to blog on – computer, phone, laptop, etc.?
  8. How long does it usually take you to make a blog post?
  9. What do you think is the hardest part of blogging?
  10. What do you think is the easiest part of blogging?
  11. What is your favorite part about blogging?


The original image went missing… so I created a new one. 😀
Lucky nominated me for The One Lovely Blog Award! Thank you SOOO much, Lucky! You are so sweet and kind! ❤️

The rules:

Thank the person who nominated you and give a link to their blog
Write a post about this award
Share 7 facts about yourself
Nominate at most 15 people

Best. Award. Ever. I get to do nothing but talk and ramble, which are some of my favorite hobbies. This should be AWESOME.

*cracks knuckles* You have been warned.

  1. I have Invisalign! A very interesting experience, very interesting indeed. Actually, I’m eating something right now and my teeth are very sore, so it hurts. Ow.
  2. My hilarious and amazing missionary friend tells me that he thinks that if I had to spend an entire year on an island without anyone else, I’d be just fine, ’cause I make myself laugh so much. Maybe too much. It’s true. Sometimes I’ll just think about something and I’ll bust out laughing at quiet moments and everyone’s like “WHAT’S SO FUNNY?!” Other times I’m just laughing hysterically at/to myself. XD
  3. The villain characters are my favorites. And when my friends and I play games together, I am always the bad guy. XD Beware of my maliciously evil laughs.
  4. I talk really fast. So much so that my old drama teacher got seriously annoyed at me whenever we did a Pippi Longstocking skit and I was Pippi… XD I have to really focus on slowing down whenever I’m preaching. ?
  5. I’m kind of a tomboy, kind of a girly-girl… I’m the kind of person who would climb a tree or a fence or do something daring but (try to) look fabulous while doing it, if that makes any sense. XD
  6. I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE THE EASIEST THING IN THE WORLD BUT I LITERALLY CANNOT THINK OF ANY MORE RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME ? Ahem. I’m really dramatic… There! I found one! ? My sister would tell you I am an extreme drama queen. 😛
  7. I LOVE to swing outside and listen to music. I should’ve put that down as one of my hobbies. XD Sometimes I’ll spend time with God when the house is noisy, but most of the time I just go out there to take little breaks and do something enjoyable. Like, really enjoyable – that’s one of my favorite things to do. I think I wrote an entire diary entry about it. XD I love listening to my favorite songs and just letting my imagination roam wild. I get some of the best story, stopmotion, post, and movie ideas that way. IT IS SO FUN, GUYS.

Well, that was weird.

Thank you SO much again, Lucky! That was really fun, and you’re so sweet to think of me! 😀

I nominate:


Did you guys survive?! It’s good practice, because I’ve got more to do. 😛

 

Kellyn, Ginnie, and Manta all nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award! Thank you all so very much! That means so much to me, and you guys are so sweet to think of my blog and I!

The rules:

1~ Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
2~ Write a post to show your award
3~ Give a brief story of how your blog started
4~ Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
5~ Select 15 other bloggers for this award
6~ Comment on each blog to let them know you nominated them and link to the post you created.

How Delightful World of Dolls Started

It was late October of 2012. I had been having so much fun and many adventures with my American Girl doll, Molly. I had been reading photostories from American Girl Fan and from a Google Picasa album belonging to a blog called Julie’s Jumbles. I wanted one very badly, but God told my dad that having a blog instead would be a better option. Oh, it was! On November 1st, 2012, we began toying around with Blogger, and on November 4th, I – er, Molly – made her first post! Delightful World of Dolls has grown from there, moving to WordPress, becoming its own domain, and so much more. It has been AMAZING to share this blogging with journey with you – yep, you! Thanks for reading! 😀

As for advice for new bloggers, let me think… Okay.

1. Don’t compare yourself to other blogs. Learn from others and see what brought their blog to where it is today, but don’t obsess over them and feel like your blog will never be good enough.

2. You’re blogging for you! Well, mostly. If you run a Christian blog for teens or something like that, then you’re blogging for Jesus. But my point is that you should make posts that you want to read. Posts that make you laugh, make you cry, make you smile… Your readers come to your blog because they love your posts. Your posts are a reflection of you; so post what you want to. 😀 (And if someone has the audacity to comment rudely on one of your posts, good riddance. Wonder why on earth they even bothered to comment at all if they didn’t like the post anyway. XD)

I nominate:


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Thank you SO much, Kellyn, for nominating me! I smiled when I saw my name listen at the bottom of your post. 😀

The rules:

  1. Thank the blogger that nominated you (and a link if you’re willing).
  2. Nominate 5-10 blogs (links too!).
  3. Answer the 13 questions given, and give the definition of your favorite (or just beautiful) word.
  4. Ask 13 questions of your own. They must all be about writing, reading, books or book characters. Make them as creative/wacky/selcouth as can be!
  5. Post the rules and include the award in your post.

What fictional character are you in love with and why? Would you marry thist fictional character?
I don’t think I’m in love with any fictional character… ?

What fictional character is your BFF and why? Would you displace your BFF in real life for this fictional character or not?
That is a really awesome question. It calls for a really awesome answer, which I’m trying to think up… I don’t think I have a fictional BFF. 😮

Choose a fictional family to be your own. What place would you play in this family?
Probably Molly’s from the American Girl books. I’m so original, I know. XD I’d probably be Molly or Jill, since I’m about as old as Jill but share a few personality traits with Molly.

How late have you stayed up reading ‘just one more chapter’ of a book?
1-2 AM, but I want to break that record soon. XD

What character do you most resemble from your favorite book/series? Are you likely to do any of the things your favorite character has done?
I guess I don’t really have a favorite. I’ve read a lot of series and am like a lot of characters. I find one person per each book/series that I relate the most to, but I don’t have one favorite. I do remember sometimes quoting the characters from books I’ve read recently in everyday life and just kind of acting like them. XD

Most embarrassing rant about reading/writing you remember making?
Oh dear. Probably whenever people ask about my novel on different blogs and I respond by giving them the weird synopsis and apologizing for how confusing and dumb it sounds. XD

If you could swap places with one author … who would it be and why?
Oooh! That’s such a cool question! I actually have no idea. I read a ton of books but I don’t have one favorite author, so nobody really sticks out in my mind.

Would you rather have the characters from your favorite book/series come into your world … or enter the world of your favorite book/series?
Can my favorite series be the one I’m creating? XD I’ve thought about both, and it would be actually less humorous than you’d think if my book characters entered my world. Though they live in the past, since my series is historical fiction, they’re highly trained and would adapt pretty quickly. But if I was to go into their world as my main favorite character, that would be awesome. I think I’d go with that. 😀

Narnia or Lord of the Rings?
I haven’t really read or watched either, but probably Narnia.

Is there any movie adaptation of a book that you actually liked?
There haven’t been any movie adaptions to books that I’ve actually read, so no… 😛

Favorite book review blog (if any)?
I don’t read book review blogs, but I know Kellyn has one, so that would probably my favorite.

Ever gotten into a major argument about a book?
Not a published one, but my brother and I argue about the one I’m writing all the time. XD

If you could have a book-related superpower (super-speed reading, book-lifting, etc.) what would it be?
That’s really cool! Hmm, I don’t know. Maybe the power to remember every detail from books I’ve read. But then again, I wouldn’t enjoy reading them a second time as much…

My favorite word:

phenomenal

Very remarkable; extraordinary

 I don’t know too many writing blogs, but here goes!

My questions:

  1. What are you writing right now?
  2. Favorite thing you’ve ever written?
  3. Have you ever written a novel?
  4. Have you ever published a book? If not, do you want to?
  5. What is your favorite time of day to write?
  6. Do you have a writing schedule?
  7. What is your favorite character that you’ve ever created?
  8. Have you ever wrote something with someone else?
  9. Favorite writing accomplishment of 2016?
  10. Do you have any writing goals for 2017?
  11. Writing-wise, where do you see yourself by the of of this year?
  12. Who is your biggest writing inspiration?
  13. What keeps you motivated to write?

Thank you SO much again, Kellyn! That was a lot of fun! 😀



Original picture found at Reveries

A huge thank you to Kellyn for tagging me again! This tag has no name, so I’m going to name it The Blue Sky Tag. 😀 Isn’t that the most creative name ever? XD I slapped some text on the original picture, too.

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who tagged you
  2. Answer their 11 questions
  3. Tag 11 people
  4. Give them 11 questions to answer

Here are Kellyn’s questions and my answers!

1. Do you use a lot of sun-screen in the summer?
Just enough to make sure I won’t get burned. Someone will usually tell me if I should put more on. I respond by squirting sun-screen in their face.

2. What does the sun do to your skin? Does it tan? Freckle? Burn?
It burns and sometimes tans slightly, but not very much. For sunburns, it’s usually only my cheeks that look like I’m wearing a lot of blush or something. XD

3. Thoughts on surf-boarding.
HOW DO PEOPLE DO THAT?! I wanna try… I WOULD BE AWESOME AT THAT! I’d probably stink…

4. Do you enjoy swimming?
YES! I could swim all day! 😀

5. Are you good at swimming?
I’d like to think so, yes. I beat my friends and siblings in swimming races all the time. 😉 LOL!

6. Ever written a poem about the sun/read a good poem about the sun?
Yes and yes, but they weren’t very good. XD

7. How do you think the sun views rain?
The sun probably gets annoyed at it. 😛

8. How do you think rain views the sun?
“Take a chill pill, sun. Be cool. Like me.”

9. Are you prone to depression during rain and joy during sunshine, or does the weather not effect your spirits?
The weather doesn’t effect my spirits at all. I might get slightly annoyed at the burning sun, though, and happy and excited when it rains because I love writing while it rains. XD

10. Do you believe there’s really a lot more ‘fun in the sun’ than in the rain?
No, the rain is definitely more fun. And that’s not just because there are a lot of cool Biblical analogies to it. XD

11. How likely are you to decorate a room in your (future, perfect) house sun-themed?
Not likely at all. XD

That was really fun! Thank you SOO much, Kellyn! Okay, I get to tag 11 people. Here goes…

I tag:

My questions:

  1. What was the favorite vacation you’ve ever had?
  2. Favorite quote?
  3. What keeps you going on a down day?
  4. Do you tend to look on the bright side or the dark side of things?
  5. How often do you laugh?
  6. Do you like smiling?
  7. Do you like frowning?
  8. Do you like making weird faces?
  9. Do you have a/any best friend(s)?
  10. What was the favorite adventure you’ve ever head?
  11. Are you tired of my random questions? Don’t worry, I’m all done now.

Okay, I THINK that’s all the tags and awards I’ve had to get caught up on. PHEW! XD If you seriously read all that, you are amazing. So amazing that you deserve THIS:


THE FIGHT TO SURVIVE HAS BEEN LONG. AND HARD. BUT… YOU HAVE BEEN VICTORIOUS! YOU HAVE DEFEATED – the, uh, inanimate object that is a post.

Hmm.

But this is still a great thing. GOOD JOB. 😀

That was a lot of links… and probably a lot of typos…

Now onto the exclusive thing that only you get to know about!

You also have to be smart and be able to use your mouse or mobile device to highlight the secret message. I am confident in your intelligence, so here is the secret message. 😉

I am making an AGSM – but not just any AGSM! A full-on film – a stopmotion production movie. This will be the best production I’ve ever produced – I’ve personally gotten Anna Basilmentos’ advice, I will be actually building some of the set, and I’m using our ministry’s camera, which is better than the 60D I’ve been using! I am SO excited about it. The plot-planning part of it has gone on since before Christmas, and its structure has undergone two writers’ meetings – I’ve put a lot of thought into this and the plot is complete now. I am almost ready to begin filming – I just have to finish up the finale of I’ll Be Home for Christmas. (I literally only have to take two more pictures for it but have to wait until this one doll furniture piece is assembled that I ordered… twice. And it’s still damaged. Horrible product.) I can’t tell you the release date of the movie yet. I can’t even tell you the name. But I will be releasing the trailer as soon as possible. I’m even hiring a professional voice person for it! I’m so excited for it that I just can’t wait and I HAD to tell you guys! 😀 😀 😀

Were you smart enough? Of course you were!

I’ll talk to you soon! Now, to attempt to assemble that damaged furniture piece for the second time… then I can finish up I’ll Be Home for Christmas and get started on that stopmotion movie!

Love,


If you survived this post, let me know! Just hit like and leave a comment below!

P.S. Please check out my friend Manta’s new(ish) blog, One with the Wind and Sky!

By | 2017-01-26T01:07:17+00:00 January 25th, 2017|All, Awards, Just for Fun, Sneak-Peeks|132 Comments

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Madison
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.

132 Comments

  1. Grace | The Girl Upstairs January 25, 2017 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    WOO HOO! I SURVIVED! XD XD XD

    Ahem.

    Thank you for the nominations, Madi! (Especially the food one…you know me too well. 😛 ) It was really fun to read your answers! *was going to say something related to your answers but forgets*

    And EEK AN AGSM MOVIE??? That is AWESOME! *flails* I can’t wait to see it! 😀

    • Madison
      Madison January 25, 2017 at 3:16 pm - Reply

      HURRAY! ??
      LOL! You’re so welcome! Now I need to begin the task of commenting on everyone’s blogs and letting them know they were nominated… *dies* LOL! XD
      Thank you SO much! I am SUPER excited to get started on it!! 😀

      • Grace | The Girl Upstairs January 25, 2017 at 3:22 pm - Reply

        ???
        Haha! Poor you…?
        You’re welcome, Madi! I’m excited, too! 😀
        ~Grace <3
        P.S. Ugh, I've been feeling so uhh with my writing (and I want to rant ?) I've been struggling a bit to get back into writing, but I've been getting more confident, gained story ideas (which I SO want to declare to the whole world because I LOVE them, but someone might steal them :\ ), and…yeah. But one thing that makes me SO mad at myself is that whenever I read a book, I always think what an amazing story idea, and then feel completely hopeless. And then I start finding ways to criticize the book, and…yeah.
        Okay, I have no clue where I was going with that ? Like I said, I want to rant. ?

        • Madison
          Madison January 25, 2017 at 3:26 pm - Reply

          Heh heh ?

          P.S. I get the same way sometimes about reading and book and thinking what an amazing story idea and then feeling totally hopeless (Example: “WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT?!”XD) I really hope you find a way to get back into writing! <3 The world has yet to see the awesomeness of your books and writings and novels and everything, so... no pressure... ?

          • Grace | The Girl Upstairs January 25, 2017 at 3:28 pm - Reply

            I REMEMBERED. *brain explodes*
            I was going to say that I’m gluten free as well! (well, you aren’t any more, but you know what I mean 😉 ) I’m glad you’re feeling much better! 😀

            P.S. Aw, thanks, Madi! Ugh you’re just so nice STAHP. (I kid, I kid! Don’t stop being the amazing Madison you are! 😀 )

            • Madison
              Madison January 25, 2017 at 3:29 pm - Reply

              LOL! XD Ooh, that’s so cool! Do you enjoy being gluten free or do you think it’s annoying? Thank you so much! 😀

              P.S. You’re so welcome! <3 And awww, thanks! LOLOLOL!

          • Grace | The Girl Upstairs January 25, 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

            Heehee, thanks! I’ve been GF for several years now, and although it was hard at first, I don’t mind it much anymore. 🙂

            P.S Thanks again, and you’re welcome! 😀 <3 😀

            • Madison
              Madison January 25, 2017 at 3:34 pm - Reply

              Haha, being GF was SOOO hard for me when I first started! You have amazing determination to stick with it for so long! XD

              P.S. 😀 ❤

  2. Clara January 25, 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    I SURVIVED! Barely. XD
    Just kidding, this was a great post! Awards are always fun to read, tiring though they may be. 😉
    YOU HAVEN’T READ NARNIA. BUT HOW. *pushes you towards it* READDDDD.
    Oh, and about the Google thing! I kinda forgot to give more input on that conversation we had a while ago. 😛
    When I said Google Photos can recognize your face, I didn’t mean that it was tracking you or anything! You don’t even have to use the option, but if you like, you can set up a thingy where Photos will sort photos by who’s in them. It’s helpful for me because I can search the name of one of my dolls and it’ll show pictures of just them! Cool, huh? 😛 But yeah, it’s not some spy face-tracking thing. XD
    Ooh, the stopmotion sounds AMAZING. Can’t wait to see it!!!

    -Clara <3

    • Madison
      Madison January 25, 2017 at 3:38 pm - Reply

      YAY! I would be very sad if you had fainted along the way or something. XD

      Aw, thank you so much! Yeah. XD
      I know, I know, I should seriously read it ?

      That sounds so cool! I have an app called Photos (by Apple) that does the same thing! What I meant by the evil face-tracking thing is that Google sells their consumer’s info to the government, and you never know if one day they could sell it to other countries who are looking for Christians or something… XDXDXD

      And thank you SO much! I am super excited to make it!!

  3. Katie January 25, 2017 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    I had a lot of fun reading through this post, Madison! I love reading other bloggers answers to questions like these! : ) Happy 25th day of 2017. XD

    ♥Katie

    • Madison
      Madison January 25, 2017 at 3:47 pm - Reply

      I am SO glad you liked it, Katie! Me, too! 😀 Happy 25th day of 2017 to you as well! ?

  4. Taryn January 25, 2017 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Ha! I cracked your code! (Took me awhile.)
    ~ Taryn

    • Madison
      Madison January 25, 2017 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      LOL! I knew you could do it!

  5. ThePolkaDotPatriot January 25, 2017 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    Cool! I love penpaling too! Stopmotion? YAY!

    • Madison
      Madison January 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm - Reply

      Thank you! Same here! And YEP! 😀

  6. agsparklesisters January 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Yay! Yay! Yay! Thanks for nominating us! The Sunshine Blogger award is amazing! It was so much to read your answers! There were so many!
    An AGSM movie?!?!?!? So cool! Yay! Can’t wait to watch it!

    • Madison
      Madison January 25, 2017 at 4:06 pm - Reply

      You guys are so very welcome! I love your blog! Haha, I know, I had a ton of answers! 😛

      Yes! Thank you SO much! I cannot wait to get started on it!

  7. Kendall January 25, 2017 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    THAT WAS THE LONGEST POST SINCE THE GIVEAWAY RESULTS!! 🙂
    I loved reading all of your answers!
    I am super exited for the IBHFC finale, and the AGSM movie!
    Good luck with that furniture! 😛

    • Madison
      Madison January 25, 2017 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      Haha, really?! XD LOL!
      I’m so glad! I really hoped they weren’t boring.
      Yay! I can’t wait to finish up the finale and get started on the AGSM! And haha, thank you! I’ll sure need it… XD

  8. M&M January 25, 2017 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    I SURVIVED!

    I cant wait for the (I cant do that thing you did so you’ll just have to guess) !!!!!!

    Can you release the date you’ll be posting the (Guess)? Its not the (Guess) Its the (Guess).

    I had so much fun with that!

    I cant wait for the (Guess)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    M&M-

    • Madison
      Madison January 25, 2017 at 4:09 pm - Reply

      YES! *high fives M&M*
      Yay! I’m so glad you’re excited for it!
      Do you mean the finale? I really hope I’ll have it up before the end of the week.
      Hehehe! ? 😀 😀

      • M&M January 26, 2017 at 12:57 pm - Reply

        oh and you told us to relax, so I actually went and got a snack, got comfortable on the couch, and started reading!!!
        I almost got a drink, but I thought it wouldn’t be that long… I was wrong. 🙂 😉 😀

        (Guess) (guess) (guess) (guess)!!! (Guess) (guess) (guess) (guess)!

        M&M-

        PS: I did not actually say anything up there with the guess things, I was just having fun saying guess! 😉 🙂

        • Madison
          Madison January 26, 2017 at 4:18 pm - Reply

          Hahaha, really? LOLOL! ???

          P.S. Hehe! ?

  9. Salwa Din January 25, 2017 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    btw madi
    the comment wasnt happening to me until today for the first time in forever
    also wanted to say that the new serires called the series of unfortunate events is pretty good
    i watched the whole season in 1 day
    cracked ur code

    • Madison
      Madison January 25, 2017 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      Oh no, the problem happened again? Can you tell me what browser you’re in?
      That sounds really cool! 😀
      Hehe! ;D

  10. […] This is not my photo this is Madi’s […]

  11. Light4theLord January 25, 2017 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness! That’s so cool!!! Thanks for nominating me!! 😀 I really can’t wait to do it (I have a couple others to do, so I think I’ll go work on that).. and you got advice from BASILMENTOS?!?!?! I CANNOT WAIT! (And. You didn’t tell me on Monday, any of this, so now you have another surprise that I don’t know about. Talk about cliffhangers!)
    ~ Light4theLord
    https://dollsnall.blogspot.com

    • Madison
      Madison January 25, 2017 at 4:22 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! And you’re so welcome! I did! I was SO excited to talk to her over email and I can’t WAIT to get started! (Hehehe! Well, I did tell you about Taryn’s sister in I’ll Be Home for Christmas, so… hehe…)

      • Light4theLord January 26, 2017 at 10:16 pm - Reply

        🙂 That’s really, really cool! 😀
        Yeah, you did, so for once I’m excited to see your surprise and not DYING to try to bribe you into telling me. XD
        Oh, and thanks, BTW… 😀
        ~ Light4theLord
        (I’m not putting my email in the contact place so it might not show up right, but I don’t want my personal email in someone else’s contact info… I’m putting Madi’s. My Madi’s. 😀 )

        • Madison
          Madison January 29, 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

          Thank you so much! 😀
          LOLOL! XD
          You’re welcome! 😀

          P.S. That’s totally fine! Smart, too. 😀

  12. Sarah B January 25, 2017 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    Hey, congratulations on all the nominations! Fun!

    BTW – there is still an issue with the comments- someone else’s info was filled out for name, email and website. Just thought you should know!

    God Bless!

    • Madison
      Madison January 25, 2017 at 4:23 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much, Sarah!
      Oh no, I’m so sorry about that! That problem has been happening lately but I have not been able to fix it because I don’t know enough info – could you please tell me what browser you are using? Thanks for letting me know!

  13. Josie January 25, 2017 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    FOOD! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR NOMINATING ME FOR THE FOOD AWARD! And, you know, a couple of the other ones, but, you know, FOOD. Also, cool about the movie and stuff FOOD.

  14. IrishAG January 25, 2017 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Wow! That’s a LOT of awards! 🙂 I like the buttons you made for them.
    Thanks for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger award! 🙂
    <3 , IrishAG

    • Madison
      Madison January 25, 2017 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      Thank you SO much! And you are so very welcome!

  15. […] again to Madi, for nominating […]

  16. Anonymous January 25, 2017 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    YAY MADI! I made it, but at least I got nominated, so I was alright. BTW, THANK YOU!
    I’m planning on doing just a big long post of stuff that should be too short to put into one post on February somethinth.
    I’m very smart, I read the text! (It was by accident, I forgot how to scroll for a sec. :P)
    WOW. You actually got THE (I wont say her name for the rest of your readers. ;P) advice?! That is so cool, that’s my DREAM! Great post Madi, fabulous answers!
    ~Sam~

    • Madison
      Madison January 25, 2017 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      Yes, YOU SURVIVED! *applause* You’re so welcome! That post sounds awesome!
      LOL! 😛 I did! She is incredibly nice – you can actually easily contact her by her email! It’s somewhere on her blog. Thank you so much again, Sam!

  17. Sarah | For All Who Wander January 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    I SURVIVEEEEED. *confetti and ice cream* And the movie thing is so cool!

    • Madison
      Madison January 25, 2017 at 5:26 pm - Reply

      *chocolate, cake, too* I was actually really wanting to nominate you for the music and food awards but didn’t know if you’d be able to do them or not. :/ Thank you so much! 😀

  18. Christian Homeschooler January 25, 2017 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Well, I believe I survived the post, Madison! You are so funny! XD Thanks so much for the nominations, by the way, I really appreciate it. 🙂 And your secret message is really exciting! I’m looking forward to the finished product of it, as well as the rest of I’ll Be Home For Christmas. 🙂
    ~Christian Homeschooler
    P.S. Today when I was on the browser called Pale Moon someone else’s comment information was filled out, but on Opera it was my own.

    • Madison
      Madison January 26, 2017 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      Hehehe! Aww, that means so much! ? You are so welcome! 😀 I’m so glad you’re looking forward to them!

      P.S. Thank you SO much for letting me know!

  19. Chloe January 25, 2017 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    😀 You’re welcome!! thanks for nominating me!!! Wow, I have a lot of awards to do…

    • Madison
      Madison January 26, 2017 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      You’re so welcome! Yes, you do… ?

  20. From a Doll's Perspective January 25, 2017 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    I survived! 😉 I actually really liked this post! 🙂

    Also I thought you might want to know, someone else’s info was filled out again.

    -Anna

    • Madison
      Madison January 26, 2017 at 3:58 pm - Reply

      Hehehe! *claps for Anna* Aw, thank you SO much!
      Oh dear, thank you very much for letting me know! May I ask what browser you are using? My server company can’t fix the problem until they know much more information about it.

  21. Lexie January 25, 2017 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    What! It’s OVER!!!!
    I really enjoyed reading this. (I like tags)

    • Madison
      Madison January 26, 2017 at 3:59 pm - Reply

      LOLOL! I am so glad you liked it! 😀

  22. Megan January 25, 2017 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    The name thing happened to me on Internet Explorer.
    Haha! THAT IS A LOT OF TAGS. I liked the Music one. 😛
    OOH! YOUR AGSM SOUNDS TOTALLY AMAZZZINNNGGG.

    • Madison
      Madison January 26, 2017 at 4:01 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for letting me know!
      I KNOW 0.0 Haha, it was fun! You can totally do it, if you want… I didn’t really know who to nominate… XD

      • Megan January 28, 2017 at 9:30 pm - Reply

        No problem! It’s also happening of Safari… 😉
        It’s okay! I don’t actually love doing tags unless they are pretty unique,mans I’ve already done that one any way. 😉
        -Megan

        • Madison
          Madison January 29, 2017 at 2:16 pm - Reply

          Thanks for letting me know. 😛 Ah, okay! 😉

  23. Megan January 25, 2017 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Sorry, I meant Microsoft Edge.

  24. DreamBIGsweetie January 25, 2017 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    BOOM. I stayed dat post. And totally didn’t skip any of it. Yep. None. WHAT THE HECK IS THE NAME OF UR NEW DOLL UR SO GOOD AT PHOTOSTORIES THIS WAS ACTUALLY A GOOD POST BUT SO FREACKING LONG DO U RECCOMEND CHLOE OR JOSEPHINA HOW CAN I GET IVY SHES RETIRED HELP OMG I HAVE LONG COMMENTS ACTUALLY THEY R USUALLY SHORY…whew. Ok. Did you read that? No? Ok. Btw, please check out my blog, i am a faithful follower. I wish i could hear you preach! And is that… a stop motion movie? I would never have the patience to do a stop motion. Ever. Besides a half decent one of horses, none have been made (but attempted.). So yeah. Sry for the long comenttttttt!! That I misspelled!!! But oh well!!!
    Annecy the Rambler ?

    • Madison
      Madison January 26, 2017 at 4:08 pm - Reply

      ??? I got Lea (renamed Taryn) for Christmas, but you’ll have to wait and see what the doll at the end of part four of I’ll Be Home for Christmas is! ? Aw, I am SO glad you like my photostories and this post – thank you SOOO much!
      I recommend Chloe 100%! She is an incredible doll and *whispers* one of my favorites. Josefina is a wonderful doll, too, but her hair can be a little annoying to manage – and my Josefina doesn’t stand up very well, but then again, it very well could be just mine. I think the only way to get Ivy would be to purchase her on eBay or Amazon… ?
      Of course I read it! XD I’ll be sure to check out your blog! I don’t have very many of my messages recorded so far, but if you’d like to take the next four hours and roll on the floor laughing at me, check out my very first time preaching in front of adults, which is when that picture of me preaching was taken. It’s pretty, term, awful. ???
      LOL, yeah, stop motions take quite a while to do! XD Hahaha! I really love your comments, Annecy, don’t worry. ?

  25. Staff January 25, 2017 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    *Sees my name on nominations* *Screams* *Gets overwhelmingly excited* *dies* Oh. My. Goodness. I’VE JUST BEEN NOMINATED!!! Thank you so much for nominating me! *Jumps up and down excitedly*

    • Madison
      Madison January 26, 2017 at 4:09 pm - Reply

      Why, OF COURSE you were! Your blog is AMAZING! 😀 You are so welcome!

      • Staff January 27, 2017 at 1:23 pm - Reply

        I know you’ve seen these questions repeatedly (thanks a lot firefox *kicks computer*) but do I have to nominate 15 people? Can I do less? And how will I know if I win or lose? And I’m not gonna ask about unicorns…

        • Madison
          Madison January 27, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

          No problem! I totally understand computer problems. And Firefox. ? You only have to nominate 15 people if you can think of that many, LOL! If you only nominate 1 or 2, that’s okay, too. 😀 And I think the nominations aren’t really nominating you to WIN… just giving the award out to different people instead of having ONE winner win it. Does that make sense? So they aren’t really nominations – that’s just what we call them when more than one blog receives a tag. Confusing, I know, but there’s no final “winner.”

          LOL!

          • Staff January 27, 2017 at 4:34 pm - Reply

            Okay I think I got it, but just in case… Tell me the whole thing again i wasn’t listening – Emmet from the lego movie. Lol!

            I actually understand, thanks for clearing that up! 🙂

            • Madison
              Madison January 27, 2017 at 5:02 pm - Reply

              LOL! My brother says that quote all the time. ? Oh, you’re welcome! Glad that made some sense! XD

  26. sara January 25, 2017 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Hey madison!?
    Yes I survived through it all somehow ?
    that is so funny my family loves to watch The Andy Griffith!?
    how are you?

    • Madison
      Madison January 26, 2017 at 4:10 pm - Reply

      Hey, Sara! YAY! *applauds* XD Really?! That’s another thing to put on the Things We Have in Common List, huh? XD I’m great! Sorry I haven’t responded to your texts in a while – I’m getting to that ASAP!

  27. Gracie January 26, 2017 at 12:22 am - Reply

    I SURVIVED! YAAAY!
    Tags are fun, but you’re right, sometimes they can get tedious. That was a neat idea to try to spice them up!
    OoOoH! CHOCOLATE! I LOVE CHOCOLATE TOO!
    Ahem. I probably shouldn’t be writing comments at ten O clock…
    That’s great that you love your novel so much! I need to get back into my novel. I wasn’t able to work on it for a few months (kind of a long story), and am not very motivated now. 🙁
    Food award! *mouth waters* That’s neat! I’ve never heard of that one!
    I like the posters you made for a couple of the tags/awards.
    Thanks SO much for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award. Sadly, though, I just recently did it, so I don’t plan on repeating, but thank you so much anyways!
    Oooh! Your stopmotion sounds really cool! It can be so fun to accomplish big things like that! Looking forward to trailers and I’ll be home for Christmas!
    ~Gracie

    • Madison
      Madison January 26, 2017 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      HURRAAAY! ??
      They are! And so true. 😛 Aw, thanks so much! I really didn’t want them to be boring. XD
      YES! CHOCOLATE! ?
      Thank you! Aw, I’m so sorry! 🙁 Have you tried adding plot twists? That always motivates me to continue writing. XD
      Hehehe! Thank you so much! You’re welcome, and oh, okay! Actually, if you see any awards/tags you want to do, by all means, do them! I didn’t really know exactly who to nominate for each award/tag and who’d enjoy doing which ones, and then there were some faithful commenters and amazing blogs that I completely forgot about, so now I feel really bad I didn’t nominate them. *facepalm* So yeah, if see any other tags/awards you want to do, go right on ahead!
      Thank you SO much, Gracie! I can’t wait to get started on them! 😀

      • Gracie January 26, 2017 at 5:10 pm - Reply

        That’s a good idea to add plot twists! The story is still kind of at it’s beginning though, so I think I just need to figure out a plan for the story, and then keep going. I think I just lost my train of thought over the months I couldn’t work on it. *shrugs* 🙂 Thanks!
        Yeah, there are sooo many people to think of! XD
        ~Gracie

        • Madison
          Madison January 26, 2017 at 5:17 pm - Reply

          Thanks! Ahh, okay. Wishing you the best of luck in figuring out the plan for it! You’re way better at this than me; I didn’t plan out my novel beforehand… It’s currently a sad sight… ?
          There are! 😀

  28. Rainbow Girl January 26, 2017 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Yayayayayayay!!!! I can’t wait for this AG stopmotion!!

    • Madison
      Madison January 26, 2017 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      I can’t wait to get started on it! 😀

  29. Maddie January 26, 2017 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Oh yeah sure I survived *lying on ground gasping for air*…….LOL! This was actually a lot of fun to read!! Congrats on all the nominations! NOO!!! You haven’t read Narnia? Girl! One of my favorite books/movies EVER! (although if you were to watch the movies the Disney ones are better than the BBC version). Oh yes, I can relate to “the bottomless pit” just the other day I ate dinner (2 pieces of fish, 2 helpings of corn, and apples) right after that I cooked myself more dinner (4 bagel bites…the mini pizza things) XD XD XD I can also relate to going outside and just swinging. Back at my old house (we moved last July) we use to have a swing set…and I would just go out and swing…felling the wind on your face, the birds. Swinging is so fun, and really relaxing at the same time! A great place to sit and talk to God. Yup-climbing a tree “in style”….oh yeah that’s me XD then I end up getting dirt all over myself…XD ‘

    OH YAY!!! a AGSM….sounds like fun!! I know you’ll do GREAT at it!

    • Madison
      Madison January 26, 2017 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      LOLOL! XD
      I know, I really should read it! XD LOL! That sounds exactly like me… Bottomless Pits, unite! XD Yes, swinging outside is SO fun! I really enjoy it! Same here… ? Aw, thank you SO much, Maddie! I cannot wait to get started on it!

      • Maddie January 26, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

        Haha yes!! Bottomless pits unite baby!! XD your welcome!!

        P.S. you card arrived today! I’ll send me reply either tomorrow or Saturday 🙂

        • Madison
          Madison January 29, 2017 at 7:43 pm - Reply

          AWWW YEAH! ?

          P.S. Yay! I’m so glad it finally got to you! 😀

  30. Staff January 26, 2017 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Hey Madi! Thanks for nominating me! Sorry if you get a load of comments from me. I’ve been trying to comment but there have been some problems were the site won’t send my comment through 🙁 Or even say that my comment is awaiting moderation. I’ve switched search engines to see if you’ll get my comment.

    • Madison
      Madison January 26, 2017 at 4:24 pm - Reply

      Hey, Staff! You are so welcome! And no problem – I’ve actually gotten all your comments, so that’s weird it seems like there’s a problem! :/

  31. sara January 26, 2017 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Hay madison XD that is another thing we can put on our list LOL????
    TTYL!!!!?????

  32. Satff January 26, 2017 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    I’VE BEEN NOMINATED!!!! WOOHOO!!!! Thank you for nominating me Madi! Since this is my first time I have a few questions that I hope you can clear up…

    1. Do I have to tag 15 people? Can I just do a few?

    2. How will I know if I win?

    and…

    Where can I find a unicorn?

    Thank you for nominating me! God Bless – Staff <3

    P.S. I've been having trouble commenting on your posts, I've been trying to comment and nothing seems to be happening, my comments just seem to vanish they don't even say they're awaiting moderation. I'm wondering if there may be a problem with the server?

  33. Staff January 26, 2017 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    I’VE BEEN NOMINATED!!!! WOOHOO!!!! Thank you for nominating me Madi! Since this is my first time I have a few questions that I hope you can clear up…

    1. Do I have to tag 15 people? Can I just do a few?

    2. How will I know if I win?

    and…

    Where can I find a unicorn?

    Thank you for nominating me! God Bless – Staff <3

    P.S. I've been having trouble commenting on your posts, I've been trying to comment and nothing seems to be happening, my comments just seem to vanish they don't even say they're awaiting moderation. I'm wondering if there may be a problem with the server?

  34. Olive January 27, 2017 at 7:45 am - Reply

    yay! I got nominated! I never get nominated. XD
    That is a LOT of work for a stopmotion movie O_O
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    p.s. it took me all day yesterday and this morning to read it.

    • Madison
      Madison January 27, 2017 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      Your blog is AMAZING! I hope you get many more nominations! 😀
      Oh my goodness gracious, you have no idea. It’s an incredible amount of work. ??? It’s really fun, though!

      P.S. Oh dear! LOL! Did you get comfortable like I suggested? XD

  35. Izzy January 27, 2017 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Yay! Thanks for nominating me! Hey, I’ve actually already done the One Lovely Blog Award (and I nominated you for it, too), so could I maybe do the music tag instead?

    •Izzy•

    sewsweetdollies.wordpress.com

    • Madison
      Madison January 27, 2017 at 11:57 am - Reply

      You’re so welcome! You nominated me for it, too? I am SOO sorry, Izzy, I must’ve totally forgotten! *smacks forehead* Would it be alright if I added your questions to this post and answered them?
      Oh, and absolutely! Like I told Gracie, I had no idea who to nominate for which award/tag, and now I feel bad because I totally forgot some amazing people or didn’t include everyone who wanted to do a certain tag. ? So yeah, if you see tags/awards that you want to do instead of and/or in addition to, you can totally do that! ?

      • Izzy January 27, 2017 at 6:24 pm - Reply

        Yeah, totally! Except, I don’t think the one lovely blog award has questions-I think you just do facts. Also, now that you said that I’m totally going to do, like, all of these! Yay!

        •Izzy•

        sewsweetdollies.wordpress.com

        P.S. The someone else’s info filled in keeps happening to me. ? Any progress?

        • Madison
          Madison January 28, 2017 at 12:53 pm - Reply

          Ohh yeeaahh… *smacks forehead* I’ll just put your name up there, then. XD Enjoy doing them! The music and food tags are SUPER fun! 😀

          P.S. Oh dear! I’m really sorry it keeps happening! My server company wants more information about the problem before they can fix it. I’ve been asking everyone what servers they’re on, but my server company can’t “re-produce” the problem (meaning it doesn’t happen to them) so they can’t fix it. I’m just kind of stuck gathering as much information about the problem as I can and then seeing if it’s enough for my server company to work with. :/ So sorry that it keeps happening! ?

  36. The Musical Adventurer January 27, 2017 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    I SURVIVED THE INTERESTING POST! *heavy breathing* I thankfully already had a glass of tea. 🙂 Congrats on all the nominations! Also , Lord of the rings/Hobbit are awesome books (trilogy). If you’re ever interested in reading them , I WOULD HIGHLY RECCOMEND THEM.

    • Madison
      Madison January 27, 2017 at 1:23 pm - Reply

      YES, YES YOU DID! 😀 Ooh, smart. 😉 Thank you SO much! And I want to read them so bad, LOL! They sound amazing!

  37. Gracie Brown January 27, 2017 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    I SURVIVED!!!!! well, I actually, kind of, read it in 2 sittings… :O but I survived!!! it’s not that I got bored, I had to go eat dinner, and then I had to go to bed, so yeah. It was actually quite an interesting post! And, OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! an AGSM movie?!?!?!?!?! eeh!!! I’m so excited!!! I can’t wait to see the trailer! And I just wanted to say, your YouTube theme song is awesome!!! I LOVE it!!! and I’m pretty proud of myself for cracking your code! XD I can’t wait for I’ll be home for christmas if only in my dreams!!!!! when are you going to post it?!?!?!?!?! I NEED IT!!!!! sorry about that… ?? also, I was just wondering, can I read your novel? It sound really interesting!!!

    ~Gracie~♥☺

    • Madison
      Madison January 27, 2017 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      YAY, GRACIE SURVIVED! LOL! I sometimes do that when reading posts, too, and I finish them the next day. XD Aw, I’m glad you thought it was interesting! And YES! I cannot wait to make it and can’t wait to put the trailer out there! And thank you SO much! 😀 Hehehe! ? I hope to post the finale on Saturday! LOLOL! ? And YES! I would love for you to read it! My novel is historical fiction and does have some violence but it is nothing to the extreme (Star Wars is more violent than it by a lot 😉 ), just so you know! 😀 If you’d like to read it, here’s the link to chapter one:

      http://delightfulworldofdolls.com/chapter-1/

      The password is
      loyalty
      in all lowercase. Chapter 1 will have the links to the rest of the chapters, too. If you do end up reading it, I really hope you enjoy it! 😀 Thanks again, Gracie!

      • Gracie Brown January 27, 2017 at 5:47 pm - Reply

        Thank you so much! I can’t wait to read it! I was just wondering, what will you do for the cover of the book? will it have an illustrated picture? I know this is kind of a strange question, it’s just, I love it when books have awesome covers! (like American Girl books. 😉 )XD Just wondering! I can’t wait to start reading it! Also, I just thought I’d share this about the book I’m writing: word count: 7300. characters: 37884. pages: 15. chapters: 5. I’m pretty proud of it! 😀 thanks again!♥

        ~Gracie~♥☺

        • Madison
          Madison January 27, 2017 at 5:50 pm - Reply

          You’re so welcome! Thank YOU! I found a free image of the main character that I plan to use for the cover – it’s AWESOME. I think it’s included in chapter 1 – if not, let me know.

          Ooh! Your book sounds amazing! Wishing you the best of luck with writing it!

          • Gracie Brown January 27, 2017 at 5:56 pm - Reply

            Thank You So Much! earlier today, i had THE BEST PLOT TWIST IDEA EVER FOR MY BOOK!!!!! I’m SO EXCITED FOR IT!!!! 😀 i didn’t see the picture included in chapter 1, but i would love to see it!

            ~Gracie~♥☺

          • Gracie Brown January 27, 2017 at 7:01 pm - Reply

            Thank You So Much! Ooh!!! that is such a gorgeous cover picture! I Love it! It’s definitely “Awesome”! 😀 I hope the rest of your book goes perfectly! What will the 2nd book be called? I was planning on illustrating the cover for my book!☺ I love writing about princesses. They’re, just, so, AWESOME!!! I just started writing page 16! yippee!!! I am doing one word chapter names, I think it makes it sound really interesting! Would you like to know what the chapter names are so far? Wow, I use a lot of exclamation points! ←(:P) also, I wanted to ask you, what do you say is the end of a chapter, like how long do you normally make them? Mine are all 3 pages long, (some a little longer!) Thanks!

            ~Gracie~♥☺

            • Madison
              Madison January 28, 2017 at 1:05 pm - Reply

              You’re welcome! And thank you so much! 😀 My books are in a trilogy series, so the first book is Loyalty, book I: *tagline*, and the second one will be Loyalty, book 2: *tagline* and same with the third! 😀 I haven’t figured out the exact tagline titles yet, though… 😛 Ooh, good luck on illustrating! I bet it will be AWESOME! I love illustrating my covers for other books, too! 😀 YES, princesses are SO fun to write about! Hehehe! And that one word chapter name idea is INCREDIBLE! You’re so creative! I would LOVE to know what they are so far! 😀 I like making my chapters pretty long – my early ones were 3-4k works, my middle ones were 5-6k words, and my last few are 7-8+k. I like leaving readers at a breathless moment where the moment of suspense isn’t finished until the beginning of the next chapter. Or I like leaving them at a really epic statement, like, “I wouldn’t be so sure. Your death is something he’s wanted for a very long time.” Something dramatic like that… XD I go by how long the chapter is (I like making mine no shorter than 4k) and how much “ground” of the story I covered in it, and then I leave off at a part where the reader cannot wait for more. I hope that make sense! LOL! My recent chapter that I finished this morning was 8,378 words and 15 pages. But not every chapter is like that, so it really just depends on how long I want the chapter to go and when I want to end it. 😀

          • Gracie Brown January 28, 2017 at 6:03 pm - Reply

            Ooh, 3 books?! AWESOME!!! thanks! I hope the cover comes out as I’m planning! XD Thank you so much! Here are the chapter names: Chapter 1 – Normal, Chapter 2 – Change, Chapter 3 – Secrets, Chapter 4 – Suspicion, Chapter 5 – Mysteries, and I am currently writing Chapter 6, so I haven’t thought of a name for it yet! Ooh… very dramatic example sentence!!! XD yes, I have noticed that you like to have very dramatic cliffhangers… >:O XD thank you so much for the advice! Well, I’m off to read “I’ll be home for Christmas if only in my dreams part 5”! and then I’m going to continue writing my story! Bye! And good luck writing your book!

            ~Gracie~♥☺

            • Madison
              Madison January 28, 2017 at 6:08 pm - Reply

              Thank you SO much! Ooh, those chapter names are AMAZING! Hehe, thanks! ? Yes, I love cliffhangers… ??? I hope you enjoy it! And good luck writing your story! ?????? Thank you so much!

          • Gracie Brown January 28, 2017 at 8:49 pm - Reply

            you’re welcome! Thank You! well, i’m off to write!? i’m finishing off page 18!!! 😀 bye!

            ~Gracie~♥☺

            • Madison
              Madison January 29, 2017 at 2:14 pm - Reply

              Good luck finishing page 18!! It’ll be GREAT! 😀 😀

          • Gracie Brown January 30, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Reply

            i finished page 18!!! it’s awesome! ☺ also, i name chapter 6! Chapter 6 – Missing. it makes me want to read it! XD i’m almost onto chapter 7! i’m so excited! i’ve never written this much of a book before! i’ve started a few, but… yeah, you know what happened… ?

            ~Gracie~♥☺

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

              Congratulations!! AHH, that sounds AMAZING! I want to read it, too! ? Oh my goodness, I’m exactly the same way! I start writing a billion stories and then just stop… ?

          • Gracie Brown January 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm - Reply

            Aw, Thank You! ☺ you’re so sweet! 🙂

            ~Gracie~♥☺

            • Madison
              Madison January 30, 2017 at 1:40 pm - Reply

              You’re welcome! And aww, thanks! You too! ?

  38. Rebekah January 27, 2017 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    I read this whole post and I’m so proud of myself! This was the most interesting award post I’ve ever read. This must have taken ages to write. I love chocolate as well and praise and worship music! I learned so much about you in this post (more then I know about some of my friends that I see all the time)
    I can’t wait for the surprise/secret thing (I don’t know if I should be commenting about what it is 🙂 )
    I’ll be sure to look for it on your channel!

    • Madison
      Madison January 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      And rightly so! Thanks for your perseverance and reading the entire thing! 😀 Aw, thank you SOO much! I’m really glad you like it! It did take quite a long time to write. 😛 That’s so awesome you love chocolate and praise and worship music, too! And I’m glad you learned a lot about me, hehe!
      I can’t wait to start making it! (Hehe, don’t worry 🙂 ) 😀 I hope you enjoy it once it’s finished!

  39. samanthadolls January 29, 2017 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Hey Madi! Here comes the re-comment…
    This post WAS interesting! I AM VERY SMART AND SPECIAL, I figured it out. (LOL, it’s an inside joke between my friends…)
    WOW. You actually got her *I won’t say her name in case people have’t figured it out yet* advice! That’s so cool Madi, do you have any idea of when it will be done, I’m VERY excited for it!
    Haha, Molly was my first doll too, but I got my mini Molly this Christmas! (Her tiny glasses *dies*)
    *Dies again because I lost them..*
    -Sam

    • Madison
      Madison January 29, 2017 at 8:27 pm - Reply

      Aw, thanks! Glad it wasn’t boring. XD And LOL!
      Yes! She is SO nice! Wellll… I can’t give the EXACT release date, but… early April! That’s all I can say until I release the trailer! LOL!
      I know!! Her tiny glasses are SO cute. And I lost them, too. *dies with Sam*

  40. Daisymermaid (the great ?) February 5, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Uhhh, there’s nothing there…

  41. Daisymermaid February 6, 2017 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Where the interesting thing should be, and everyone else seems to get it…

    • Madison
      Madison February 7, 2017 at 9:39 pm - Reply

      Well, the entire thing is an interesting post. If you survive it, you get the award picture at the end.

  42. Daisymermaid February 15, 2017 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Which isn’t there…
    BTW, I just reread this post and saw that you nominated me, but I have decided to discontinue my blog. Blogging just isn’t for me. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for nominating me.

  43. […] are all having a good weekend.  A little while ago Madison from Delightful World Of Dolls wrote this post, in which she gave me the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award(thank you so much, Madison).  So, […]

  44. […] said to just answer Madison’s questions… […]

  45. […] few months ago Madi from DWOD nominated me for the “Blogger Recognition […]

  46. The AG Homeschooler June 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    That was a lot of awards! And I think you deserve each and every one of them! Ummm, do I actually get to put the ‘I Survived the Interesting Post’ thing on my blog? Or do I just need a little more common sense? ??

    • Madison
      Madison June 21, 2017 at 9:38 pm - Reply

      AWWWWWW, thank you SO much! You’re so sweet! 😀 Ooh, if you want to, absolutely! No I was actually really hoping somebody would put that on their blog so that would be AMAZING. ?

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