Wednesday, July 18, 2018

National Hot Dog Day

Celebrating a Great Picnic Food

Hi! It's National Hot Dog Day. 
No, Tatlo, not a hot dog like you.
One like this.
Do you like hot dogs? What do you like on your hot dog? I like mine with ketchup or catsup, mustard, and lettuce.
Do you have a favorite brand of hot dog? Our favorite brands are Hebrew National and Hatfield.

I think I'm going to get a photo of Tamma for the celebration.
She only has mustard on her hot dog.

From all of us to all of you, even though you're only getting me and Tatlo today...and Tamma,... 
Happy National Hot Dog Day!

PS. Thank you Flo and Mimi for the awesome camera! We're sharing it!
We're so glad you stopped to visit. Come again soon!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Model Monday: Kirsten #4

Cool as a Cucumber

Hi! Guess what!? It's your extreme temperature model here today. (giggles) My last Model Monday shoot was in single digits; today it's heading to triple digits. Luckily we were able to get these photos in the morning while it was only 80; and we did one inside.

The Shoot

Which photo is your favorite?

[Xyra aside: No filters or enhancements were used on these photos. One was cropped.]

Outfit Details

You might wonder why the capris instead of shorts. Well, I debated wearing dark pink shorts (the ones from the Coconut Fun outfit 2), but these are okay when you go in and out of the air conditioned house.

Hat: Ag Jacket and Cap Set (retired)
Sunglasses: OG Sweet Summer outfit (retired)
Denim blouse: AG Play Outfit (retired)
Bikini (bottoms not visible): AG Beach Fun or Seaside Wardrobe (retired)
Capris: AG Fashion Show Tee and Pants (retired)
Flip flops: Explore with Lea kit (not the one currently available on AG).

How are you handling the heat where you are? Or cold if you are visiting from the southern hemisphere. 

Stop again soon. Have a nice day!

Friday, July 13, 2018

I Love You Tag

Tags are Wonderful!

JustAG nominated us for another really cool tag! It's the I Love You Tag and it's really quite simple.

The Rules

  • Grab and share the tag button on your post.
  • Give a link up and thank the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 5 or more other blogging buddies and explain why YOU love them. No questions to answer or create; just provide one reason why you love each of them and their blog.
  • So who is a blogging buddy? A blogging buddy is a blogger friend with whom you have become close.
  • Don't forget to share a reason you love the person who nominated you.

Thank You
JustAG, Thank you for nominating me; your kind words about Tea Time brought a smile to my face and joy to my heart. I love your photos and sense of humor. Plus you offer great tips - the latest on the silhouette was great!


  • Samantha of A Doll's Life: Samantha has great photo shoots and the "Fabulous or Fail" series is always fun!
  • Meg of Canadian Doll Notebook: Meg shares great DIY crafts and doll care tips and she's always willing to answer questions about projects.
  • Kara at Doll World: Kara has interesting photo shoots; she finds great locations so the setting is as interesting as the outfit and model.
  • JGKelsey of My Journey Girl Doll Adventures: JGKelsey's photos are stunning of adventures and reviews. I love that comparison to AG is provided so you can see how outfits may or may not work.
  • Catlover02 of Small Dolls in a Big World: Catlover02 also has great photo shoots and stories. She's great at responding to comments.
  • Flo of Say Hello to My Little Friends: Flo...we've had several meet ups and have grown our friendship beyond the screen. Very supportive!
  • Finally, Nonna. Another dear and supportive blogger friend. I'm looking forward to our next adventure.

The list could go on and on, but I had to limit myself a bit. If you are here reading this post and maybe have commented in the past, please, know that you are truly appreciated for your support!

Later! Love,

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Keeping Cool 2018

Going Poolside

Hi! It's been hot here lately and from what we've seen on the weather map we're pretty sure you've been hot too. Recently, we received an invitation from Lady Magnolia to cool off in her pool. Check out what happened.

Grace, Haley, Kaya, Kirsten, Lanie, Lea, Melody, 2 or more

Ahh, this will be  fun!
Yeah, a real pool.
What? (giggles) You don't like running through the sprinkler?
(laughs) You know I do, but this water could be warmer.

Lanie, what are you doing?
The float is supposed to go in the pool.
I'm just trying out here first.
I'd like to try the flippers later.

How's the water?
Feels good. Looks deep.
Looks awesome to me.

Hey, Lea! Help me with this noodle.
That's one big noodle!
Hold on, I'll grab this end.

Okay, this is seriously cool!
Yeah, it is! Try not to bump into anyone!
(giggles) You too! (bumps into Kaya)
(laughs and lightly splashes Grace)
No SPLASHING! (laughs)

(Beach Boys Surfin' USA in background)
I'm loving this poolside playlist.
Yeah. Endless Summer is a great album.
Kinda makes me want to be at the beach.
I hear you, but this pool ROCKS!
Yeah, it does! 
No sand in the suit! (giggles)
But flippers still work! (laughs)
Thank you, Lady Magnolia!

Anyone need a drink or snack?
(laughs) I'll be right back.

Hope you enjoyed our poolside adventure. How do you stay cool in high temperatures? What was you favorite photo? Whose outfit did you like best?

Best wishes,