Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Great Doll Blog Award

I was nominated by Am I cute or what? and by MyLittleMegara for the "Great Doll Blog Award."

The rules for this award are to thank the blogger(s) who nominated you, answer their five questions, come up with five questions of your own, and then nominate five other bloggers.

Here are Am I cute or what's questions:

1. What was your very first doll? AG or other.
     Oh, man, I honestly don't remember. I've had dolls all my life. ;) The first doll I specifically remember getting was "My First Barbie" for my 3rd birthday. I loved her because she reminded me of my first grade teacher. ;) I know that I had other dolls, but that's the first one I clearly remember.

Found on Pinterest HERE.

     My first AG doll was my Pre-Mattel Felicity I bought as a grown-up. :)

2. If you had to name one of your dolls after a character from a movie or book, who would it be and why?
     My AG #25, Alice, was named after the main character from the TV miniseries Alice. I enjoyed the unique spin on the traditional story, and I loved Hatter and Charlie. :) (Not a full recommendation from me on this series, especially for younger viewers, but I did enjoy the characters and the basic story.) :)

3. Who is your favorite Girl of the Year doll?
     Mia St. Claire, known around here as "Charlie." :)

4. What is your favorite Historical AG outfit?
     I think it would be a tie between Samantha's Christmas Dress, Cecile's Special Dress, and Addy's Christmas Dress.

5. What is your favorite thing about having a doll blog?
     My favorite thing about having a doll blog is getting to share my love for dolls and toys with other people who share the same interest. :) It's been great getting to meet all of you through this amazing blogging adventure. ;)

Here are MyLittleMegara's questions:

1. How long have you been blogging?
    This July will mark six years since I began blogging. Crazy!

2. What is your favorite post that you've written/photographed?
     Boy, that's a tough one. I think my favorite informative post was the American Girl Face Molds post. It took a while to finish, but it was a lot of fun putting it all together and having a sort of "definitive" identification guide. ;)
     I also enjoy my traveling doll/zelf posts, where I take photos of my dolls or toys on our family trips and vacations. It's a great way to remember the trip and share it with all of you. :)

3. What is your favorite historical American Girl (if you have one)?
     Even after all these years, it's still Felicity. ;)

4. If you could take pictures of your dolls anywhere, where would you go?
     I would say Disneyland, but that's just because I want to go there. ;) Honestly, I think I'd take a Zelf or something small instead, because I'll have my hands full following around three excited girls. Lord willing, we'll get to go in a couple of years. That's the goal, anyway. :)

5. What do you see in your blog's future?
     I'm so thankful for how far Never Grow Up has come. I never dreamed I would get to this point when I did that first post so long ago. I'll probably have to stay at this slower pace for a while, since I have so many other writing projects, but my plan is to keep blogging for the forseeable future.
     I've been meaning to share this for a while. Maybe this is as good of a time as any. It's come to my attention that WordPress would be a better platform professionally, so I am looking into switching things over to WordPress in the future. I want to look into all of my options and get some help so I do it right. I'll keep you guys posted, though. :)

And here are my five questions:

1. Which is your favorite doll in your entire collection?

2. Which type of doll do you prefer, AG/18" dolls or fashion dolls?

3. How many dolls are in your collection? Or are there too many to count? ;)

4. What has been the most memorable thing about blogging for you?

5. What is your biggest dream for your doll blog?

Once again, I'm going to cheat and not specifically nominate anyone. (Sorry, guys. I'm in a bit of a time crunch and feeling a bit under the weather.) As always, however, if you'd like to answer the questions, consider yourself nominated. Be sure to include a link in the comments below so we can see your answers. :)

Thanks for the nominations, girls! :)


Am I cute or what? said...

Your welcome and I really enjoyed reading your answers to both of our questions! You are one of my favorite doll blogs ever and you deserved 2 of those rewards! ;)
P.S. Hope you feel better! <3 <3
P.S.S Shout out to My little Megara! You asked some really fun and awesome questions! Sorry for the mix up. I forgot to put up on my blog that I nominated Never Grow Up! I just fixed it though!

MyLittleMegara said...

I'm so glad you were able to do this! I hope you're able to go to Disneyland and get pictures. You will have an absolutely fantastic time. It's a great place to take pictures of all sorts of things since they pack every square inch of the Park with detail. :) Your Felicity is beautiful; I'd love to see a full photo shoot of her some time. Thank you for taking the time to answer!

Carrickters said...

Congratulations on your award. It's always fun to read the answers to the questions posed by various bloggers. Both Blogger and Wordpress are good but I think Blogger has slightly better spam detection.

Hannah Prewett (beastsbelle) said...

Glad you enjoyed the post, Am I cute or what. :) It was fun answering your questions. I'm already feeling better, thanks! :)

Thanks, MyLittleMegara! I enjoyed answering your questions, too. :) I'm really hoping to go to Disneyland with the girls. They've never been there before. Well, technically Oldest Gal went, but that was only because I was four months pregnant with her. ;)

By the way, I loved seeing your pics of Rapunzel at Disneyland! :)

Thanks, Carrickters! And thanks for the tip on WordPress. Honestly, I prefer Blogger, but it seems like WordPress is a smart move for me considering the direction I want to go. I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually. It's just overwhelming trying to figure out a whole new system. :}

MyLittleMegara said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed those pictures! They were so much fun to take. I only wish I'd taken more! :D