28.12.15

christmas with the crew || christmas morning


"alright, alright, everyone settle down!" julie called out as the crew settled in on christmas morning. some were still in pajamas, others had dressed for the occasion (or, in lanie's case, were simply dressed), but they were all there, a mis-matched bunch of noisy vinyl girls ready to see who their secret santa was.


"okay, this year we're going to open up gifts one at a time from newest member to the oldest member, not including me," jules stated. "so archer, you can get your gift first."


all the girls looked anxiously under the tree, searching for the gift with their name on it.


archer pulled her gift over carefully and unwrapped it slowly.

"oh my gosh!!" she exclaimed.


in her hand she held her very own polaroid camera—a yellow one.

scarlette smiled. "that was from me. merry christmas, i hope this was a good first one for you!"

archer jumped up and hugged scarlette. "eee, thank you! i love it!"


indie went next.

"literally you could've given me this tissue paper and i would've been happy," she said as she eyed the shiny paper. "very nice."


she pulled out the gift from inside and held it up. "ooo, a pair of cat ears! i've been wanting one!"

"this was from me, indie," ali said with a grin. "i'm really glad you like it!"

"thanks, ali," indie said. "you're the best."


"your turn, emery," juliet said.

emerson looked at chrissa with a sideways grin. "i bet i'll never guess who was assigned to me this year."

chrissa glared at her. "go on."


"hOLY SH—"

julie cut her off. "keep it clean, emerson," she scolded.

emery cleared her throat. "holy crap, it's a fREAKING DARYL POP! FIGURINE I'M GOING TO CRY IT'S BEAUTIFUL. AND A NEW CHOKER HALLELUJAH."

chrissa relented and smiled. "i didn't want to risk getting you  a shirt you already had, so i took the hot topic employee's advice and just got you the little daryl."

"i am in love, chris—thank you."


emerson looked to jade. "your turn, my friend!"

jade gently picked up the gift labelled 'jade' and unwrapped it oh-so carefully.


"oh, a new wallet!" jade smiled sweetly.

lanie's eyes lit up. "you like it? i had no idea what to get and was running out of time an—"

"i love it, thank you lanie," jade giggled.


"now you, scarlette," julie said.

scarlette picked up her gift. "wow, impressive wrap job."


"ooo, nice, a new set of watercolors! i needed this!" she exclaimed happily.

kanani piped up. "i was hoping that's the one you needed a replacement of."

"it was, thanks ana!"


"go ahead, ali," juliet laughed. ali was waiting [impatiently] to open her gift.


"A POLAROID?? AND GUMMY BEARS?"

jade laughed. "i saw the way you looked at scarlette picking out a polaroid for archer—i'd have to be blind in order to not get that you wanted one of your own."

"bless you," ali said as she cradled the polaroid and popped a gummy bear into her mouth. 

"tu es fou," jade said to herself.


"you're up next, kanani," jade told her friend.


"aw, my favorite candy!"

lissie turned to ana. "that's just a little extra—your real gift is that you and i are going to sponsor a baby monk seal!"

kanani gasped. "oh, lissie! you remembered!"


kanani passed felicity her gift.


"aw, a new pearl bracelet—it's gorgeous!" she smiled.

"i'm glad you like it, fel," indie said.

"thank you, indie! this is so sweet."


ali tossed her friend a gift. "for you, miss holland."


lanie dug through the tissue paper to find a little plush husky. "ooooooh, it looks just like pepper!"

archer giggled. "that's the point—i've been watching you play with him out back for a while now, i thought maybe you'd like a little pepper to keep on your bed or something."

pepper barked. "good idea, thanks," lanie laughed.


"alright, last but not least is chrissa," lanie announced.

the girls could tell she was silently running through everyone who had already given a gift in her head. "wait, are you saying that..."


"emerson, you did not," chrissa gasped as she looked down at the chambray skirt she'd been eyeing for months.

emery gave one of her signature smug grins. "oh, i so did."

"but how did you—?"

"unlike someone i know, i can actually keep a secret and figure out what one of my room mates would like."

chrissa blushed. "well, uh...anyways, there are still two gifts left—one from j and one from megan."


"you can open the one from j, ali," julie said. ali tore through the festive paper.


"oh my gosh, dan and phil playing cards. that is actually the COOLEST thing i've ever seen!" ali exclaimed as she laid out the gift.


and the final gift of the day was from megan.

"archer and indie, you two can open it since it's your first christmas with all of us," emery said.


"ee, socks, tights, and a clipboard! those are so cute!" indie exclaimed.

"i can't wait to start putting outfits together with those, and writing down ideas on the notepad," archer said excitedly.


"well, i think that's it!" julie stated. "merry christmas everyone."


and with that, the first christmas as a true family had concluded. until next year...

~

okay first a few things:
      -i am VERY sorry this is so late, i've been unexpectedly busy these past few days and just couldn't find the time to write this out.
      -i really hope you enjoyed, and thank you to j and megan for the gifts for the crew! we all appreciate it. :))
      -this will probably be the last photo story this length for a while, so savor it kids.

actually, scratch that third one. i've been thinking for a while now, and i've come up with a solution for what i see my problem to be. you guys like when i do photo stories, you guys hate when i do random rant/insights to my life posts, so beginning in the new year, dollsonmymind will exclusively be a photo story and sewing blog. no more single photo posts—that will be on my other blog that i haven't told you guys about oops 'on the other side of the lens'. so hopefully domm will become the kind of blog it used to be, and for those of you who do still want to see my photography, there will be a place for that where only those who want it can see it so that domm pleases more viewers.

i'm actually quite satisfied with this decision, and through christmas with the crew, i've discovered how much i love sharing my dolls' personalities with you guys, since you don't really get to see that unless you go read their bios.

so, what do you all think? is it a good idea? are you excited? i know i am. ;)

-m

21 comments:

  1. I'm glad you like the cards, I was honestly so worried you (and the girls of course) wouldn't like them!

    I'm totally supporting that decision as I'll still get to see your wonderful photography and the girls' personalities. :) Plus, I just went onto the other blog and it's really cool. I can't wait for future posts on there!

    (BTW: great job with wrapping the small gifts XD)

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    1. are you kidding, they're adorable. xD
      thanks, haha yeah you can still pop over to otosotl when you want to see my "signature" stuff. i just wanna keep domm alive as long as i can—i'm gonna sound like a total geek when i say this, but i feel like i'm candy, and this blog is my dog. it's slowly dying, but i'm not quite ready to put it down yet. you know what i mean?

      (thank you i really tried. xD)

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    2. Lol, glad you think so. XD

      Yup, I know what you mean. Well, I'm glad you've decided to keep domm and were still able to find a place to post your "signature" stuff. :)

      (I'm sure you did. "OKAY, let's try the other side." XD)

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    3. (i completely gave up at that point. xD i'm so sorry you had to see that.)

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  2. i asked for a polaroid camera and i was so surprised when i actually got one. they're the coolset things ever.

    i would want dan and phil playing cards too.

    if, ya know, ali doesn't like the red gummy bears, she can give one to me...

    i love anything you post, even if i don't always comment.

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    1. they really are neat—and they aren't expensive, either, which pleases me to no extent. xD
      dan and phil playing cards are actually the greatest things since sliced bread. (i sound like an old lady don't judge me)
      i'll tell her to share. ;)
      thank you, emily. <3

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  3. What, those cards are so cool. (J can you make me some please? xD)
    I made a little polaroid camera for my lot to match mine today (it needs baking though first) they're so cute.
    I love Jade's bit of French "You are crazy" that made me laugh xD
    Listen, no one hates your rants, OK? You're one of the only people brave enough to voice your opinions and recognise there's something wrong. Most of us just go with crowd mentality because we're too scared to fight against it and be shut down for having negative feelings and emotions towards the comm., if that makes any sense. I've said this a few times before, and I know it's hard to, but stuff what everyone else wants and do what you want, as you said in 'it's up to you' it's your choice what you do with your blogs and what you put on them, if you lose a few people on the way, who cares? They weren't worth the extra effort put in by you to please them. To be honest most of the time I can't be doing with photo stories, yours and Ellie's are the only ones I read. Single picture posts are my thing, you put meaning behind the them and the songs fit so well with the photos and you have so many different ideas and they're just great. Really really good.
    Don't change DOMM back to the way it was unless you want it. Unless you truly want it to be sewing and photography, don't do it just to please "us" (in inverted commas because I don't care what you post, it'll still be good and worthy of praise and I'm not just saying that) I've probably got the wrong end of the stick because you said you're excited for the changes and this is just inane babble to you and I should really end this because this comment is far too long so all I want to say is you've got at least one person who'll read whatever you post and enjoy it, (even if she doesn't comment hardly ever) and she'll love reading it because it's good, because it's come from one of her friend's beautiful creative mind. And as she's said many times before, she'll support you no matter what.

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    1. ikr? xD
      ugh, little polaroids are the cutest.
      oh yay someone got it! i was hoping a french speaking reader would pick up on that. xD
      well, "no one" is a strong set of words. in all honesty, i was gonna leave on december 31. i have a post saved as a draft and everything. but push comes to shove, i just can't bear to see this blog go, and i want to see it live just a little bit longer. the only way for me to do that is to keep the photo stories and sewing stuff on here where i can show the side of me that people don't shun, and have my one-photo posts on a blog where it's exclusively those types of posts. this way, i think everyone will be happy in the long run. i still get to make the posts i love the most, but domm doesn't die off like it's been doing these past few months. you know what i mean?
      it's a part of me that i couldn't handle losing, but in turn couldn't deal with if i kept the darker stuff on. i'm sure i'll find a way to keep myself happy with the photo stories, as i truly do love getting the opportunity to share the girls' personalities with you all, and of course i love sewing. idk. things could work perfectly this way, or it could go terribly and i would return to the way i posted on here. but i won't know until i try, so try i will.

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    2. god I sound really preachy reading that back, I honestly didn't mean for it to sound that way, sorry.

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    3. ahaha no it's fine charlotte.

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  4. OH MY GOSH I LOVE YOUR DOLLS THEY'RE SO CUTE AGH.
    *unfolds favorite fleecy blanket*
    *gently spreads it out on the floor*
    *lays down on it*
    *dies from Chrissa and Em feels*

    - Ellie
    http://ontheothersideofrealitynew.blogspot.com

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    1. THEY SAY THANK YOU. <3

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  5. SO cute! If I hadn't been busy during the Christmas months, I prolly would have done a secret santa thingy majig like you did! But, alas, Hindsight is 20/20 ;-;
    Anyways, tell the girls Merry Christmas, and a happy new year and all that pop- I mean Jazz ^_^
    ~Mads and the girls

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    1. thank you very much, mads! i wish the same to you. :}

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  6. AWW Such a cute story Maddie, as usual! I have always liked your one photo posts, so I'll be sure to go and follow the new blog. :)
    ~Ginny

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    1. thank you ginny, i really appreciate it!

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  7. ALL THE PRESENTS ARE SO CUTE OKAY BYE
    aND THE DAN AND PHIL CARD I WANT SOME xD
    SORRY FOR CLOGGING UP YOUR COMMENTS

    ~J

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  8. TELL ALI TO SHARE THOSE GUMMIES, OKAY?

    i love gummies so much you don't even want to know.

    AND I FEEL LIKE INDIE BECAUSE SOMEONE COULD'VE JUST GIVEN ME SHINY TISSUE PAPER AND I'D BE SO FREAKING HAPPY.

    and i agree with your decision 100%.

    ok bye.

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  9. Anonymous30.12.15

    lol i loved it when em opened her gift! that was totally me this year with some of my gifts XD

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  10. I'm excited! I LOVE your photostories!

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