My youngest daughter who is now 19 is a red head ! I think that may be one reason I love her!
Here is a cute picture of her!
Isn't she the cutest thing ever!!!
Her little white sundress is covered in the cutest honey bees ever!
I love her purple sandals! They have just enough heal on them to give her a dressy look!
Her little flower hair comb pulls the look together! Of course bee's need flowers and the purple and soft coral match perfectly with her sandals!
I Love Blairs yellow bandana ! Although it hasn't been confirmed! I believe this yellow wrist band is in honor a Instagram angel named Bella! Who lost her fight to cancer! Yellow is for Bella and we shall never forget how much she meant to the community and how much she loved her dolls and followers! Her Mom still carries on Bella's commitment to share her joy and love for American Girl Dolls to girls just like her fighting in children's hospitals around the country
However I can't imagine a cute red head without some really cute sun kissed freckles on her face! So off to hobby lobby I went for some acrylic burnt sennia paint. I used a toothpick and some water to help contrast different colors on her face. I love how the customization truly made her come to life for me!
After she got freckles she got the new name of Hollie Grace!
Don't you just love her freckles! I think it makes her looks adorably sun kissed!
Her hair is perfect balance of soft wavy curls! It reminds me of Rebecca Rubin's hair a little! I believe it will be easy to style and care for! I do love her waterfall braid! I am not sure I do again once its taken out! But I will sure try to learn to!
Hollie Grace will soon be inspiration for my own stories! But first I must tell you about Blair Wilsons Books!!!
I must say I am totally impressed with the American Girl of the year 2019 Blair Wilson’s book!
I read it all in one day! It’s been awhile since I picked up a book that had me wanting more!
There are some very valuable lessons in this book!
First one that stood out to me was her sensitivity about her new found allergy! I have a peanut allergy myself and I agree with Blair it can make it hard tying to eat with others with out them making a big deal about ! I am grateful for the wonderful people on my life that work hard not expose me to something that could kill me. Like Blair I have some who made me uncomfortable instead of feeling understood!
The next very valuable lesson is not getting so engulfed in the things around you that you forget the wonderful friends that make this journey we call life fun and special behind!
Blair was asked to be a junior bridesmaid for a friend who was more like a big sister! She became so busy marking plans for the wedding she forgot to make time for her bff. She even became jealous when her bestie made plans with others. Even though her bestie has tried several times to make plans with her and Blair canceled.
In the end the two were able to work things out. Blair realizing she had left some one very special behind she apologized. She had some help seeing the error of her ways from someone who was wise and near and dear to her heart.
Which leads me to my third favorite and final lesson. We often get so caught up on the screens before us that we forget the importance of the people around us!!! Yep you read that right! Blair was so consumed with planning the wedding she forgot to have have real conversations and to make real memories!
I for one will be practicing put my phone down a little more!
I loved this book! My favorite girl of the year book of all time is Chrissa! Her books dealt with bullying! That book seen my youngest through some dark days! Blair’s book ranks side by side with Chrissa in my book! I even plan to purchase a copy for our church library! I could kick myself for not purchasing her second book while I was at the store the other day! I look forward to purchasing it and reading it soon!
I recently spent 23 days in the hospital for my heart! My girls bought me her second!
It was simply amazing! It was totally down to earth! it picked up still with the importance of being present! Also it taught on not over obligating yourself! When you do you need to do what is right no matter how much more fun the obligation seems to be! It also taught a really good lesson on accepting others and forgiveness. Letting new friends into your group and embrace that can be different but still fit in with you! This book also touched on a new character's loss of a parent! It was handled in such a wonderful way! It touched on how that changed everything! How the change was hard. Just like Blair's food allergy had made things very different for her new friend ! just in a different way. The book was simply amazing! It cheered me up and made my day! I too read this book in one day! I can not wait to purchase both books for my children's library at church! These books are two of my favorite American Girl Books wrote! Like I said before it is tied with Chrissa! I totally love the wallpapers American has made available on Pinterest to!
I was a little disappointed when I was at the store... I was so hoping to purchase the Farm and Feast Craft book. They did not have in stock at the Charlotte store. So when I came home I ordered it off line and got it in about 8 days! I must say it was totally worth the wait!!!
All though I do not have picture of all the cute things I have made from air dry clay! But I can't wait to share all the fun things we have made! This book also inspired us redo our doll house in a farm house theme! I really can not wait to share that finished product with everyone as well! I have been sick so it may be a week or so before I get to take pictures! I can't wait to share it with you! The book was around $15 it is filled with beautiful pictures with the cutest farm crafts ever! Even a tractor! It gives detailed instructions on how to make a garden, and a garden party area! It comes with beautiful farm house themed stickers for your doll house. the cutest pot holder ever! It has paper salad plating like Blair serves in at her bed and breakfast! I own several craft books! This is by far the most amazing book ever! It can not be beat the price! It has already brought hours of creativity for me! So I can not imagine how much more fun it would be for a kid! I hope to host a farm craft day for a group of moms and girls from our church this summer!
I would recommend this for sure even if you were looking for a cheap gift or reward for your girl!
So much to my surprise my sweet girls brought me another friend when I was in the hospital! He is the cutest lil pig ever! I don't however remember a pig in her books! But that doesn't mean its not there lol! I have lupus so my memory is much like Dory's lol. She is such a cutie though and doesn't have a name yet!
I can not wait to add her to my adventures! I have been on a social media fast for Lent! So I don't have many followers here! I can not wait to grow my audience! So if you have stopped by please follow me so you can stay in touch and follow along! Share me blog with your friends! Leave a comment and say hi! Let me know what you love and don't! What you like to hear more about! When my fast ends you can follow me on Instagram for my dolls Once_Upon_A_Stitch_In_Time_ I would love you follow my doll adventures there too!
As always thank you for stopping buy and checking me out! I will be back soon ! I will share this on my insta account in about a week! See you soon!
Don't be afraid to standout ~ Shellie