Goodbye?

Juggling two blogs has been way too complicated. But don’t worry–I’m not completely leaving the community!

What I’m saying is, I won’t be using this blog anymore. I’m still gonna leave it up on the web, so you can still look back at old posts. But you HAVE to go follow my other blog, Flourishing by Restful Falls. Because I’ll post doll blogs over there (along with FBRF‘s posts)!

And FBRF followed all the doll blogs DollDIYs followed so I can still read all the awesome blog posts I couldn’t live without :).

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I’ll be posting about the AG store in Boston over there in a week or two. So if you wanna see that you better go follow my other blog!

Thanks for all your support over here, on DollDIYs.

See you over at Flourishing by Restful Falls! Really–go follow it, now.

♥Hayley

 

 

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Flourishing by Restful Falls

Hey guys!

Guess what? I set up another WordPress blog; it’s a non-doll related blog about my life. Since I love writing I wanted to set it up so I can write whatever I want, whenever I want (not just all about DollDIYs). I am really excited, and I hope you all will be too!

On my new blog I’m gonna post art inspirations and photography,

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random writing, homeschooling (what it’s like),

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book reviews, inspirational posts (like the ones I do on this blog), DIYs (for you, the human) and cool stuff about my backyard and the creatures who live there!

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When I write about dolls, it will still be right here, don’t worry.

If you want to get to know me more and read my writing, check out my new blog, Flourishing by Restful Falls

I hope you hop over there and follow me on both blogs. And make sure to tell me what you think.

♥Hayley

Watching I Love Lucy

I stepped out the sliding back door with Hayley right on my heals, with her camera in hand.

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I had barely stepped out onto the snow-covered deck when Hayley asked me where I wanted to pose for the first picture.

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I glanced around the white backyard. I pointed to a wet rock to the side of our property, “Right there!”

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When we reached the rock, which I had some complications with, because apparently they don’t make doll snowshoes! (Do you know how hard it is for an 18″ doll to walk through two feet of snow? And I wasn’t even dressed properly!)

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Hayley held my arm to help me stay balanced while she snapped the picture. I asked to see it. But, she was already running the opposite direction.

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When I caught up with her, I saw what she was excited about. There was a little bit of grass exposed on the path where her dad had snowplowed for the dogs.

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She made me pose while she took I don’t even know how many picture and finally said she had enough. (And to tell you the truth, I’m not crazy about the picture she finally decided on.)

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Hayley looked over to her right and practically screamed with joy when she spotted the slate path, which none of us have seen since fall. Splotches of gray slate, the color of an overcast April sky, showing among the mossy green grass were like pieces of fabric sewn into a quilt and hidden under the snow.

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As Hayley turned on her camera to take another picture I thought back to summer, when I watched Hayley and her sisters skip to the pool on that very path in their bathing suits.

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I scanned around the backyard and tried to remember what everything looked like in the beautiful and warm summer… I gave up very quickly since it was impossible (mostly because all I saw was a foot of white snow).

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I was as joyful as Hayley to see grass and to smell the fresh air that tasted like spring. But, I didn’t show my joy like Hayley of course (that would be embarrassing)!

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All I wanted to do was lay in the dry, not-so green grass and let the warm sun blaze onto my face. I closed my eyes and imagined how lovely it would be to take off my shoes and feel the grass in my toes. I almost had the picture in my head when I heard Hayley’s camera snap another shot.

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So, yet again, I looked at her camera and smirked. “If only she could hurry up!” I thought to myself. But I just kept smiling.

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Hayley told me she just wanted to take a couple more pictures. I wondered how many more she would REALLY take!

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After only ONE more picture, which I found really impressive, she allowed me to go inside and watch I love Lucy in my Pj’s!

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After I picked out an I love Lucy to watch (and got my PJ’s on) I got cozy underneath my blanket as Hayley left to go do her schoolwork, I sure am glad I didn’t have to do math today!

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I curled up and watched Lucy and Ethel try to steal a concrete block with a famous actor’s name on it. How silly! And that was my adventure in the snow with Hayley! And I’m positive I will have many more. Talk to you guys later!

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You can paint your dolls’ nails?

Hi everyone!
Yes, you can paint your dolls’ nails. Isn’t that awesome?
Well, let’s stop wasting time and move on with the post!

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You will need three things to paint your dolls’ nails:

  1. Nail polish.
  2. Q-tip.
  3. Non-acetone nail polish remover. I have never tried just normal nail polish remover, because I have heard that it might fade your dolls’ skin color. I just like to stay on the safe side and use non-acetone. (I got this mini bottle at Target for 97 cents.)

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Before you start to paint your dolls’ nails, make sure you don’t have too much on the brush.

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And start painting away!

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If you miss the nail a little, use your finger tip to get it off.

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When you are ready to remove the nail polish on your dolls’ nails, you first want to pour some nail polish remover into the cap. Dip your Q-tip into the remover. And of course, you will need to scrub a little bit to get off the polish, but it will come off. 🙂

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Once you are done with the remover, pour it back into the bottle, so you can use it in the future.

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Tada… Now your dolls have snazzy nails. 🙂

You can also use non-acetone nail polish remover to scrub off any marks on your doll. Isn’t that great?

I hope your dolls enjoy their manicure.

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Trying to be fearless

The verse I chose to share with you on this cold, snowy day in New England is one of my favorites.

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It has helped me over the years, and still to this day, when I am worried about a doctor’s appointment or getting a tooth repaired at the dentist I recall this verse. (I think you know how scary shots and dentists can be!)

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If you are going to memorize one verse out of the whole Bible to cure your worries, this is the one for you.

“Do do not fear, for I am with you; do not be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
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We don’t have to fear anything, all we have to do is trust that God is in control, and whatever happens is in his hands and it is his plan. No one can stop God’s plan.

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Surely, we will still fear things. We all are sinful and none of us can totally block all our fears. But next time you are scared, make sure to pray and ask God for help. He is always listening. Keep trying to be fearless, because he will give you strength.

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