Thursday, January 30, 2014

{ Special Delivery }

Hello everybody....Lanie here.  I am super duper excited to share with you what happened here at the dorm yesterday!!  You are just not gonna believe it! 

So, I was hanging out with Mia and McKenna in the upstairs bedroom cause we didn't have school due to a little bit of snow overnight.  Mia was cold so she brought her bedspread cover to keep her warm.  And of course her bed buddies had to come too!  They are both so cute.  So like, just as we were talking about how much we have missed school this month, Cindy bursts into the room slightly out of breath and says "The postman just came and brought this package and it has YOUR name on it, Lanie!!!!  You'll never, ever, ever guess who it's from!"


As she set the package down, I jumped up and ran over.  I have gotten lots of letters and postcards in the mail but I have never gotten a package so BIG!  I was soooooo excited to see who it was from!




I put the package up on the bed and O.M.GOLLY.GEE it was from Isabelle!!!!!  I nearly cried I was so excited!  I have missed her over the last few weeks so much.  And I had expected to receive a letter from her cause she promised to write but nothing had come.  And now THIS! 


Mia was like, "Oh Cindy, what on earth could be in that huge-mongus box?"  "Wow, I don't know!  But it's so long, I wonder if it's a skate board?" Cindy replied.   

Both exclaimed at the same time;  "Open it! Open it!"  Oh my gosh, I could not wait...not one more minute!! 


As soon as I tore the first little piece of packaging paper, out of nowhere, Meatloaf appeared.  Good golly, that dog would hear paper tear even if all the doors were shut and he was outside in the snow!  He loves to "help" open packages by tearing the paper himself! 


I called Cindy to come and hold him so I could finish opening the package without the paper getting all slimy with Meatloaf drool.  Blech! 

Then I saw it!!!!  OH MY GOLLY, OH MY GOLLY, OH MY GOLLY!!!!  It's an American Girl® doll - and not just any doll but an ISABELLE doll! 


I swear I could have just fainted right then an there!  Some of the other girls have an American Girl® doll and I have secretly always wanted one.  And now, not only do I have one that is all mine but it is of my close friend, Isabelle.  Only a really caring and good friend would know exactly what I would treasure the most!


Look how cute she looks in the box! I can see her pretty eyes through the box's little round window.  "Back off Meatloaf.  I don't want you anywhere near my Izzy doll!"


I slowly took her out of the box and it was all I could do not to cry a river of happy tears.  I didn't want to seem like a baby to the other girls, even though I am pretty sure they would have felt the same way if it was them and not me.  Look at her pretty pink hair streak!  It looks just like Izzy!!


I held her up and we bonded right there.  I could not believe she was mine.  I will love her and take care of her always....and never stop loving her no matter what! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


Cindy came over to feel her hair and was amazed at how silky smooth it was.  "Oh Lanie, you are a very special girl and we all love you so much.  We are so very happy for you!  Now you have your very own doll and what a special doll she is!  You deserve it, sweet Lanie."  


Just then we all heard the crunching, ripping and tearing of paper.  Uh oh, we turned and all three yelled;  "MEATLOAF!!!!!"  He didn't care....he just looked up at us with a look like; "What?  What's the problem?"  We all had to laugh at him....who could not love him, right?


I am so excited to spend lots of time with my little Izzy.  I also cannot wait to read her book.  Isabelle told us lots about herself but the book will have so much more about her and her family.  I'm going to sit down and write a thank you note to Isabelle.  She deserves a real hand-written note, not just a text or email.  When someone does something this special for you, it deserves a very special reply don't you think? 

I am looking forward to making lots and lots of memories with my new little friend.  I might even keep a journal of all the places we visit and add photos that I take of her.  Oh, or maybe like a scrapbook...that would be cool!  I'll have to ask for one for my birthday! 

Thanks for letting me share and reading along with me!  This was my first time posting and I hope you liked it!  Love you all!!  ~Lanie ✿
 

18 Inch Doll Outfits & 18 Inch Doll Accessories by:

Lanie's leather-look crop jacket by Nayas Designs ~ Etsy 
Lanie's jeans & top by The Vintage Doll Trunk ~ Etsy
Lanie's cheetah headband by MJ's Doll Boutique and More ~ eBay®
Cindy's sweater & leggings by American Girl®  
Boots are from various sellers on eBay® 

79 comments:

  1. Your blog is the best blog I've ever seen in my entire life! All of your posts are amazing!

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    1. Oh wow! Thank you so very much! I know that all us girls (and even Trey) try to show only our best work and we are so excited when our readers enjoy our post. Since this was my first post...it's especially nice! Thanks so, so much! ~Lanie ✿

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  2. Oh my dollness! She is adorable! I hope to get her :3 The mini doll XD What camera do y'all use?

    ~CountryDollStudios

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    1. Hi CountryDollStudios! She IS adorbs! I just cannot get over how soft her hair is too! We use a Nikon but in all honesty, you can achieve great images with any good DSLR camera if you know how to use it in the "manual" settings. It takes practice but it is so worth the time put in when you feel like WOWZA at the finished product, right? Either Nikon or Canon are great cameras! Thanks for leaving a comment....especially on my first post!!! I am soooo super excited! ~Lanie ✿

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  3. Beautiful! Enjoy your Isabelle :)
    <3,
    Sallie-Mae, Chestnut Street Dolls

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  4. Good for u lanie, that was very nice of isabelle! have fun with your new doll! :)
    carina-

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    1. Ooooo, thank you Carina!! It was SUPER nice of Isabelle...I still can't believe it!! ~Lanie ✿

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  5. Oh how fun Lanie! I'm so happy for you!

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  6. Outstanding! Congratulations on getting an Izzy doll. She's great! Love your jeans too, Lanie! Looking awesome!
    My sister Haley received a Rebecca doll this week. Also really pretty. Looks like celebrations all around. :-D
    Meatloaf is too funny!

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    1. Oh thank you! I love those jeans too! I borrowed them from Cindy cause we wear the same size! ;) I think the Rebecca doll is adorbs too. I love the color of her eyes. I bet your sister is just as excited as I am. Tell her I said "congrats" to her too! Yeah, that Meatloaf is a crazy dog. We love him but boy, he has some real "issues"! ~Lanie ✿

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    2. Yeah, here eyes are a great color. Haley is really excited about having a doll of her own. I'll pass along your message. :-D

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  7. I just found your blog and on the first post I read (this one) I knew this must be a good blog!!! Do you have YouTube?! I would love to see your blogs as videos!

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    1. Hello pandablogger! We don't have a YouTube yet. With school and all, it's hard to find time to keep our blog updated with all the "goings-ons" round here! If we ever do, I am sure one of us girls will announce it here so everyone can find out. Soooo glad you enjoyed my post....it's my first one! I am super stoked that I've had so many comments....you are all so kind! Thanks again!!! Lots of love!!!! ~Lanie ✿

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  8. This makes me appreciate my Lanie doll even more. I got her new off ebay a few weeks ago because I missed her when she was a GOTY. How nice that she has an Isabelle doll of her own now!

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  9. I love the box. (:
    www.bounce4fun.wordpress.com

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    1. Me too! I loved what's inside even more!!! ~Lanie ✿

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  10. I just got a mini Isabelle as well! I'm glad you love her so much and I hope that Isabelle will come and stay with you soon

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    1. Oh, I do love her so, so much! Yesterday after church I sat with her on my lap and we read the first chapter in her book together. ~Lanie ✿

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  11. Hi, I was wondering how you make such amazing blog posts! I really want to make a blog but probably know one will see it. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!

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    1. Oh golly, it's so nice of you to say such sweet things. I know that we work really hard using our camera to capture just the right photos to share. The rest is just stories about us and the things we do that we think you peeps might find fun to read. SOOOO glad you do!! I will tell you though it is a lot of work and a lot to keep up with when you have school and extra things like art class and trumpet/flute lessons. So, be sure it's something you have time for if you do start it! Thanks again SO much! ~Lanie ✿

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  12. Aw, she is so, so, so, so sweet. And Lanie you're a darling, everyone looks so sweet in this post and Isabelle the Mini Doll defo made her star appearance. I bet you girls are very Happy about the arrive of Isabelle the mini doll, I am sure you shall treasure her forever.
    Loving the jeans, they're sweet.
    How are things over the pond?!
    Emil Bennet (Ruby's friend.)

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    1. Hello Emil, Thanks for your kind words...we are all happy to have a mini Izzy, especially since Isabelle's departure before Christmas. But nobody is quite a happy as me! ~Lanie ✿

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  13. Thank you so much for your response! I am hoping to make a blog :D

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    1. Thanks! Do you have any tips? (Btw this is Hadley, the oldest in the family!)

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    2. Hello Hadley, Not really other than to try and use only your best photos and be creative and always be positive and encouraging in what you write! Don't copy other blogs but come up with your own style and your own storylines. Maybe crafts that you like to do too! ~Lanie ✿

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    3. I really want to do something like this blog, is that okay? - Hadley

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    4. Well, as long as you don't copy our blog or any blog exactly. One of the really fun parts about having your own blog is that you can come up with your own unique story lines and photos...and that is what makes the blog unique and special and makes people want to follow it. So, take a piece of paper and write out your girls' names and interests and what they like to do! That will be a great way to start your blog...and don't forget to take their pictures! :)
      ~Lanie ✿

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    5. Yah, I know what you mean, I just like the idea of us ( the dolls) telling the story:) Thanks so much:D Maybe can we be friends? Idk but that would be cool! (Btw I am a renamed Isabelle doll)
      -Hadley

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    6. FunkyMonkey,
      If/When you start your blog, I would love to know the URL so I can see it! :) I'm always looking for new, great AG blogs!

      -Meghan at Girlydolltype.blogspot.com

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    7. Hi Hadley! Yes, we totally agree....all us girls love to share our 18" world with you guys! We can definitely be friends for sure. And now, we can picture your sweet face when you comment too! When you get your blog up and running....pleeeez let us know!!!!! ~Lanie ✿

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    8. Hey Lanie! Thanks that is soooo sweet of you! When the blog is up I will be sure to tell you:) What grade are you in?

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    9. Hi Hadley! I love your name, btw. I'm in 5th grade. What grade are you in? ~Lanie ✿

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    10. Thats so awesome! Thanks I love your name too! I am 16 but thats okay right? We can still be friends!

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    11. Oh, Hadley, absolutely! Hollie is 16 and she and I are good friends. The other girls are all different ages but we all get along just fine. :) ~Lanie ✿

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    12. Okay! I'm soooo glad!! I have one problem about writing the blog, I have NO idea how to work blogger xD

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    13. LOL, we didn't either! It took us a couple weeks of "playing around" on it once we got it to figure it out. And, now that it's up and running, we can't remember all the steps we had to do in the beginning. :) Good luck! You'll figure it our, I'm sure! ~Lanie ✿

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    14. Hehe, Thanks! I'm sure we will figure it out

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    15. Hey Lanie, I miss talking to you whatsup? - Hadley

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    16. Heya Hadley! I'm just finishing up dinner...then I'm going to head to bed. I've had a realllllly long day, plus on school nights, I have to go to bed early. I have to get up at 6:30 in the mornings, and even though I'm a morning kinda girl...I still need to go to bed early. What time do you have to wake up in the morning for school? ~Lanie ✿

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    17. Heyyyy Lanie! Same here, I have to wake up at 6;00! Hows life? -Hadley
      OoOoOo I need to tell you something SUPER awesome!

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    18. Really? Yeah...I'm a morning person so it doesn't bother me that much.
      Life is good!! And oohhh! What is it????
      ~Lanie

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    19. Yah, Same here! Soo what happened was, you know how I'm sorta new to the family? Well when I was coming home all of the girls decided to make a welcome home party for me! they were so sweet to think about me but.... It didn't really work out. When I got to my new home and walked in the door everyone was fighting, their was paint and cake splattered on the floor! Oh my, it was a total disaster!!!! But it was really sweet of them! -Hadley

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    20. Oh my golly! Paint?! And cake?! Why were they fighting?!
      ~Lanie ✿

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    21. Wow, sounds like quite the evening!
      ~Lanie

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  14. Kind of random but does the lights in your dorm actually work? They look like they do but I'm not sure. lol

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    1. Hi Meghan, Yes, they do! All we have to do it push the middle in and the light comes on! They just stick to the ceiling with double sided tape. ~Lanie ✿

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    2. Aww, that's cool! I could really use some! lol My AG house is dark!

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    3. Where did you get the lights? We need lights in the kitchen, above my bed, and in the bathroom. ~ Ruthie

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    4. Hiya Ruthie! We found the lights on eBay®. They are the kind that have sticky foam pads to hold them up and you push on the little LED light to turn them off and on. They are cheaper if you buy them in multiples! ~Lanie ✿

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  15. Hello! I haven't been on this blog since the post of when Isabelle first arrived. I found it through DollDiaries, but I couldn't find the post with your link. But I finally found it!! I just want to say that I absolutely LOVE your blog! The pictures are gorgeous and your posts are amazing! I loved this post! I am so happy for you, Lanie!! :)
    I will be visiting your blog on my morning (well, kinda throughout the day :P ) routine!
    Bye for now!
    ~Jaclynn~

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    1. Hi Jaclynn, Thank you for your kind words! I have so been enjoying my new "little" friend. Dolls are so much fun to have as friends. I love that I can confide in her and she keeps me company at night.♥ Oh golly, we are sooo thrilled that you are enjoying our blog! We try to post every week but sometimes school and all stops us. And, like our parents all tell us, school is way more important....but honestly, it's not near as much fun as our blog is! ;) ~Lanie ✿

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    2. You're welcome! Aw, that's great! And, yes, I agree! Dolls are amazing!! :D
      Oh, I certainly am! And, as I said, I'm checking it multiple times a day! :)
      Yeah, I understand that. We all have a life to live and sometimes there isn't time for a little blogging.
      LOL! That is VERY true! :D
      ~Jaclynn~

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  16. Cute..... Check out my whimpy american girl doll blog : americangirlsdolls4ever.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi there! I did check out your blog...it is very cute! But, you haven't posted yet this year....see if you can come up with something to post about so we can all visit again! I liked reading about all your girls! ~Lanie ✿

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  17. On your banner picture there is a little white shelf above the baking table and I was wondering where you found it? It is SOO CUTE!! :D
    ~Jaclynn~

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    1. Hi Jaclynn, One of the girls found it at Michael's about two years ago. I will tell you that they have looked for it since then cause we could really use one in our bathroom but they don't seem to be available any longer. :( Still, worth a try. If you have a Hobby Lobby near you, that could be worth a try too! Good luck! ~Lanie ✿

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    2. Oh, no! How sad! :( Yes, I have Hobby Lobby and Michael's near me, so next time we go, I'll have to search for it! Thank you very much!
      ~Jaclynn~

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  18. These are some of the absolute best photos I've ever seen of AG dolls. What a pleasure to see them all! I started collecting only in 2013 and just got my own Lanie about a month ago. These pics really capture her beauty. Dolly on!

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    1. Hey Laurie! Thanks so much for your kind words. We all really appreciate it and hope to continue bringing you more fun posts full of lots of photos! ~Lanie and the D3 Girls & Guy!

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  19. Enjoy your doll, Lanie! I have an American girl doll as well. Her name is Cecile and she is beautiful! Unfortunately, her hair is a little hard to take care of though, but I love her anyway :)

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I am enjoying her for sure. I want to throw a little party for her one day and invite the other girls' dolls! ~Lanie ✿

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  20. I'm not sure if someone already asked this, but did you just bought Mia from ebay because I never saw Mia until I read this post.

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    1. Hiya! Mia actually came to stay at the dorm this past Christmas...and we got her from another collector!
      ~Hope ☼

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  21. I have a Saige doll and I love her so much! I got her last year in July, when all the Saiges finally came off back order. I feel so awful though because I lost her boots, book, and underwear! I'll find them eventually...Oh well. :P ~ Saige

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    1. Hi Evie, Poor Saige....no undies! That means no dresses for her until you locate them! :) Barefoot is not so bad, especially with summer on it's way! Keep looking! ~Christina ~♫

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  22. You should post with Mia more, she and Harper are my favorite dolls. And what number MyAG is Harper? I really like her.

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    1. YES! We hope to include Mia in future posts for sure! She's such a pretty girl! Oh, and Harper is JLY #43....she is also a very lovely girl! ~Christina ~♫

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    2. So, I can't get her? Or is MyAG #F1259 about JLY #43 equivalent? ( The JLY are the old ones right?) Great, I hope to see Mia soon! :)

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    3. As far as we can tell, they are one and the same!! The "JLY" is simply AG's older way of referring to their dolls. ~Christina ~♫

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  23. My friend gave me this scrapbook for my birthday one year, and it's the perfect size for dolls! It says "best friends" on it...maybe you could find something similar for you and mini Isabelle!

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    1. Oh, that sounds totally cool! Does the scrapbook have any names on it other than "Best Friends"? I just know that would be a really neat thing to have to keep our memories in. ~Lanie ✿

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    2. no, but the words are in a heart. it also comes with some paper and frames for pictures!

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    3. That sounds so cute and awesome! I'll have to look around for something similar! :) ~Lanie ✿

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