Protesting Winter With Watermelons

It was -10 degrees. The image of 3 feet of white snow outside my window danced across my eyes, trying to deceive me with its sparkle. But I was too smart to fall into its trap.


The bitter chill made me shiver excitedly for spring and bundle up in my soft flannel blanket. Mom, insanely, expected me to get up and do schoolwork. My sister and I protested and instead read Magician’s Nephew without taking our warm toes out of our aligned beds.


As Kayla and I read aloud about Uncle Andrew’s horrid plans to abandon Polly in the unknown world, I decided my warm world of flannel and fleece was too wonderful to leave. But I also planned that this Narnia-like day was a perfect one for finally posting a cheery, warm blog I wrote last fall.


Guess what I have? A doll-sized watermelon! My sister’s garden stored mini watermelon, which she decided to pick before the ground froze.


Here is farmer Emily in the corn patch; I thought the picture was cute. 🙂


And the watermelon was the perfect size for an American Girl doll.

I cut one. It was the light green color of immaturity all the way through. It tasted like the green part of a watermelon piece that you try not to eat. My grandma was visiting and thought I was weird, exclaiming “You’re gonna eat that, girl?” I love my nana, she’s great. 🙂


I hope this reminded you of how glorious summer is. Soon, this snow will be gone and we’ll be able to relax on the sand by the lake. (Maybe then I’ll post my blog of Emily in her first New England snow.) 🙂

Talk to ya’ll soon,

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Doll sized binder!

Hi everyone!

A while ago my family was browsing Staples, and my oldest sister found this super cute, American Girl-sized binder!


Right when I saw it, I fell in love. I just couldn’t bear how cute it was! The rest of the time I was in Staples I was just walking around staring at it and saying how cute it was.

(I think my sisters were getting annoyed.)


So I bought one, I mean how could I not? The colors they had where pink (eww), white (boring), black (too dark), dark blue (again, too dark), and teal (beautiful).

So I choose the beautiful one, duh! Here it is!


This is it, it is just like a human-sized binder you would get at Staples! It says it is a micro binder. It comes with 100 pages in it!


I took Molly up on the sunny, huge rocks to show off the binder 🙂

Anyway, Here is Molly holding it.


I have to admit, it is a pretty darn good size, and it’s not even American Girl!

If  you want a post on how I’m going to make it personalized and how I am doing it, tell me! (I hope so because I would love to show you!)

Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed! Bye!

Hayley Name Tag

P.S. It was $2.00.


18″ doll composition notebook

Hi Everyone,

Today I will be doing yet another simple craft:

a composition notebook for your 18″ doll.

The things you will need:






*Piece of card stock

*Lined paper

I am using a 2.5” by 3.5″ piece of card stock. I cut it in half, using a ruler.


Then trace that piece onto the lined paper. I made two, but you can do more.


Once that is done, you will be decorating the front.

First, I made a box right in the middle.


Now you will be doing the squiggly design with a sharpie.

Squiggle it all around the front and, if you would like, the back.


Put all the pages together, and staple it two times as close to the line as possible.

I colored over the staples with the sharpie and wrote ‘Math’ in the box.


Now you are done your doll composition book.


Happy Crafting.

Thanks for reading and come back for more!

Hayley Name Tag

18″ doll lunchbox

Hi Everyone,

Today I will be showing your how to make a lunchbox for you 18″ doll. The supplies you will be needing to make this are:



*Colored Pencils





*Glue Stick

*Altoids container or tin

First you’re going to trace your tin shape onto your paper,

and draw another one the same way.


Now you are going to cut out your shape


Now you will be gluing the pieces to the front and the back.

Now it should look like this!


You’re getting closer! The next step is optional. I cut paper and taped it to the side

just to make it look a little sharper.


Now you will be taping on your ribbon. Then decorate.


And there you’ve got your 18″ lunchbox! Happy Crafting.

Thanks for reading, come back for some more!

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