i'd like you all to meet miss spencer(?) _______ reid. she's the newest member of the crew, and i love her so very much. she arrived yesterday, and if you follow my instagram you would have seen her already, but it's taken me a long time to come up with a name. i'm not totally sure she's going to be spencer, but for now that's what seems to be sticking. so spencer it is.

i traded indie for this doll with erin of @teenagerdoll on instagram, and i don't regret it one bit. i love 43, she's such a gorgeous yet underrated doll in my opinion. i cannot wait to take more photos of her.

so, please welcome spencer _______ reid. she's looking for a middle name, if you've got any ideas. (: let me know what you think of her! to learn more about her personality, visit 'the crew' page.



farewell indie. ♥


i know, i know—another post, i'm sorry for taking up your feed but today's post is still an important one.

because today we say goodbye to indie.

as you might already know, i was never able to form a bond with indie...she never got a personality, she never "clicked", she honestly was never really a part of the crew.

i had been debating whether or not i should sell or customize indie for the past few months, and i finally decided that letting her go and starting fresh would probably be the best idea. she's all packed up (i did a pretty great job packing her, if i do say so myself haha) and will be shipped off tomorrow.

so this is the last time miss indigo leah sulek will be making an appearance on dollsonmymind. she's going to a new home where she will become a he with a loving family. although i'm sad to see her go, as this is the first time i've ever parted with one of my dolls, i am thrilled to know that she will be put to good use and most importantly, will be loved.

don't think that the crew will be out a member, however, because a surprise is beginning on it's (or should i say "her"?) own adventure here as indie's departure is taking place.

what an exciting time in the domm household. i don't remember things being this crazy since when indie and archer came home last year.

for now, though, farewell to indie. her little smile will be missed, but the times she's had her will not be forgotten. xo


etsy shop (!!)


what?? two posts back to back?? that's right, my friends. and what an exciting second post this is.

maddie finally, after two years of pushing it off, opened an etsy shop.

after receiving my marching band schedule for this summer, i realized that practices were less frequent, just longer. my director also got rid of 'mini band camp', a week of half day practices that ran the week leading up to band camp.

in other words, your girl actually has time to do stuff this summer.

i am so incredibly excited about this. i do not currently have any listings up, but i am in the midst of sewing an inventory and deciding whether i should do one big release at a time or simply list things as they're completed. (comment which listing method you would prefer!!)

but for now, elysiandollapparel is a thing. a very, very exciting thing that i would really appreciate you checking out. (;

if you want to, you can follow/check out my public instagram account for it (@elysiandollapparel) or favorite my shop, but of course neither are necessary. (; 

once again, i am beyond thrilled to finally be able to share the things i create with you all, and i hope you enjoy what is yet to come. ♥


real friends.

you might not fall as much as i do,
but if i look close enough
i can see the scars on your knees.


my agsm short film is taking a lot longer than i thought it would. i'm not even done with the script yet.* but i'm not necessarily complaining—as long as i have it done in time to enter it in a contest haha. other than that, however, i don't really want it to be done anytime soon...

because i'm not sure if i want to say goodbye. i don't know if i'm just going crazy or if memories are simply coming back to haunt me but since school let out, everything i do reminds me of the amazing times i've had blogging. especially last summer. this time last year, i was at my peak. there was nothing that made me happier than blogging.

i smile every time i think about it. i know it will never be the same—too many people have left, i've been too big a prick—but it doesn't change the fact that i can't even listen to most of the artists i used to listen to 24/7 without getting teary eyed and smiley.

i don't think i'll ever leave. i'll still drop in every once in a while to say hello & all that good stuff. i said i would go and at the time i really did mean it. it made—makes—total sense. but then again, did you really expect me to keep that promise? since when have i kept my word when speaking of things like that?

the answer is never.

because you guys, the few of you that still read & all of you who have contributed to those 81k views, are my friends, and i have never been one to leave my friends, even if they consider me to be anything but a friend, behind.

that is a promise i will always keep—just ask the kids from my elementary school.

*i've also been caught up working on another agsm that should be up sometime this week. it involves a huge surprise, as well, so keep an eye out for that.




these are giving me summer '14 vibes & i'm loving that. recently i've rediscovered my love for outdoor photography & editing, i can't wait for summer when i'll have time to go to parks & such. :3

what have you all been up to lately? are you out of school yet? i have finals week this week, and then i'm out on the 13.

maddie xo