Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rain, Rain, Go Away

It has been so rainy here. There's nothing like a dull, boring day to bring your spirits down. To top it off, I have an essay and two projects due on Monday. This is going to be one long weekend...
Well, I guess rain isn't always bad because today Sunny and I went outside to scout out the deepest puddles. I love jumping in puddles but Sunny says it's "hazardous to my cloth body". After a previous puddle incident with Victoria (long story) I think I'll take her word for it. But even though I wasn't allowed to jump in the puddles it was still fun exploring the front yard.
Everything seemed to shimmer with rain and the sky was an unusual color of gray. Unfortunately, the darkness didn't exactly make for good pictures. I did take a few, though, as you can see.
So that's pretty much all that's been going on here in Florida. I can't wait for springtime when the sun is always shining and every weekend I can hang out at the beach... this weather is just too depressing!
On a more positive note, only 28 more days until Georgia!!! I can't wait. AG B&B, here I come!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Season Three of AGMA

Wow, I can't believe Season 3 of American Girl Modeling Academy (AGMA) has started already! I am so excited! Unfortunately, since I am already participating in All Doll Modeling Academy (ADMA) I wasn't able to enter but.... guess who did?

Congratulations, Shannon! I hope you will go far in the competition. :)

Her entry is posted on our YouTube channel. The pictures took Sunny and Shannon a really long time to take and we only compiled the best of them. It's probably not the best audition ever but hopefully it's good enough to get Shannon to the next round.

Speaking of modeling, my next assignment for ADMA is due in two weeks! I cannot wait. I'll probably work on my audition over the weekend. The theme is "all about me" so I have to take pictures that reflect my personality, I guess. It sounds like a really fun topic!

Sorry for such a short post, everyone. I hope I can make a nice long post soon! :)


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Happy Weekend!

I am so so SO happy that today is Saturday. I was so busy this week it wasn't even funny! I had soccer practice Wednesday night, guitar lessons on Thursday, and the Junior Olympics opening ceremonies were last night. I'm so sorry! :(
Well, finally I can say I was able to post! But today hasn't been rest and relaxation for Sunny and I... quite the opposite actually. I had a Junior Olympics meet-up for soccer this morning and Sunny was working on this Oklahoma! video that didn't turn out so well. When I got home she said she had watched a bunch of YouTube videos and found something that we might be able to work with: vdag's Ruthie in Dreamland. The video was absolutely amazing. Sunny thought it was so cool, she made her own version, except with Rebecca. Click here to see the video. I hope you like it, but remember: all storyline credit goes to vdag94, it was NOT our original idea!!!
Not much has been going on here in FMSG, though. I've been prepping for my trip to the AG B&B mostly. I already know what I'm going to wear!
Well, happy weekend, everyone. I got to go watch the Olympics now! :)


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Surprise... Revealed

By now I'm pretty sure all of you have a good idea of where I'm going....

American Girl Boutique and Bistro Atlanta!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so, SO, SO, SO excited I am practically bouncing out of my seat right now. Basically on the Friday before Spring Break Sunny's getting picked up from school early and she and her family are going to drive all night long. Her dad says it takes around 13 hours to get from where we are to Atlanta so we are guessing we'll get at the AG B&B at 11 o'clock (because we're going to stay at a hotel for a few hours to get some rest). We're going to have lunch there and shop for a while. Then once we have taken lots of pictures and had our lunch we are going to hit the road yet again and stay at a cabin in Tennessee. It's going to be awesome!

Oh, yes, I nearly forgot! Also tagging along will be Madison, Marigold's doll. Madison and I always seem to go on trips together. :)

So that's the surprise! Only a month (more or less) to go and then Sunny, Marigold, Madison, and I are American Girl-bound!


Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Melody Valerie Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love Valentine's Day, it's so much fun. Sunny went on a boat ride today for her friend's birthday and then chilled at the beach. Then she came home and we ate candy (conversation hearts are the best!) and found a box waiting for us... a white box! Melody Valerie! Sunny's mom, dad, and sister got her the Melody Valerie Couture Crimson Bouquet dress for Valentine's Day! It is so pretty. Sunny said it could be mine, which I was so happy for! Now I have my very own couture piece. Below are some photos of the dress and me:

As for the "surprise", I have decided to give you yet another clue. The surprise is a place. Okay, I think this pretty much gives it away, but, oh well. Tomorrow or Tuesday there will be an extra special post dedicated to the surprise! :)

Have a great Valentine's Day!


Friday, February 12, 2010

Tagged by Sisters In Heart

Rule #1: (paste this on blog) Check!

Rule #2: List 10 things that make you happy and try to do some today:

1) Post on my blog!
2) Read Percy Jackson & The Last Olympian.
3) Sing randomly!
4) Make my friends laugh.
5) Watch some YouTube videos.
6) Wear Valentine's Day-themed clothing to school today.
7) Remember my jacket.
8) Take some photos outside.
9) Have fun!
10) Dream about 'the surprise'...

Yes, there's a surprise and I'm not going to tell you what it is... yet. Here are some clues: it's not a doll (though it might result in one) and it isn't doll couture. Please feel free to guess what it might be in a comment! Let's just say Sunny and I are very, VERY, VERY excited about it.

Sorry for getting a bit off-topic. Anyways, I tag:

1) Avery
2) Piper
3) Lola
4) Dolls, Dolls, & More Dolls

*If you have already been tagged this does not mean you have to do this twice! :)
Happy tagging!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

SunnyshineAG Productions Presents...

Love Story: An American Girl Music Video!

Over the weekend Sunny made 3 videos for YouTube, her favorites being the tour she made of her doll room and the music video she made with Julie and her sister's doll, Kit. It's basically the story of Love Story by Taylor Swift in pictures/stop motion. Click here to go to Sunny's channel and view these videos.

Anyways, in honor of the first video Sunny is really, really, really proud of, I have decided to interview the star of the MV, Miss Julie Albright.

Julie: Hi, Cali! It's an honor to be able to be interviewed for your blog.
Me: The honor is mine! It's so great to be able to talk to you about your first major acting role. How did you feel when you decided to take the role of Juliet in the music video?
Julie: Well, at first I was a little nervous but now that the video is on YouTube, I couldn't be more ecstatic!
Me: I bet you were also excited about the wardrobe. What brand was your fabulous dress that you're wearing in the video?
Julie: Melody Valerie Couture Statement in Taffeta! I was absolutely stunned that I would be wearing that dress! So pretty.
Me: Oh, yes, MVC has such pretty clothing. Anyways, what was your favorite scene you shot in the music video?
Julie: I liked all the scenes but my favorite was the scene where Romeo asks my character, Juliet to marry him.
Me: How was it working with your co-star, Kit?
Julie: Kit's awesome. We're both great friends in real life!
Me: That's good. Solid friendships are key to having a successful acting career, am I right?
Julie: I must say that I wouldn't have been able to perform to the best of my ability in this production without the support of my friends.
Me: I agree that friendship was a major part of producing this film! Thanks, Julie, it was great talking with you.
Julie: You too, Cali.

So that was my interview! I had a great time talking to Julie about her role in the music video. Now it's your turn to check out this production. Click the link given above or in the sidebar under "RELATED LINKS". Hope you like it!


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Spelling Bee Results!

The FMSG First Annual Spelling Bee was last night and I WON!!!! Yay! I still can't believe it. Even though Jane got third place (which I thought was still awesome) , she was very happy that I beat Nellie. :)
Below are some pictures Sunny took at the Bee. Hope you like them!
My winning word was tsunami. Nellie looked like she was walking on lava rocks when I spelled it correct.
My prizes were a first-place ribbon and an AG sticker. I couldn't help but feel a smidge bit sorry for Nellie when she was eying my prizes, longingly at the awards ceremony. That was until she called me a "loser" and stormed off the stage,
dramatically. Then I went back to feeling victorious!
So that was the Spelling Bee! I'm so glad I took the time to study and practice for the Bee. My hard work really did pay off. :)
Anyways, I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend. Only 8-days until Valentine's Day!


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Annabeth's Camp Half-Blood T-Shirt

As you all probably know Elizabeth is now Annabeth, the heroine in the Percy Jackson series. To go with her new identity, Sunny made Annabeth her very own Camp Half-Blood t-shirt. She used a patch she bought at Borders and a plain white t-shirt bought from Michael's. It only cost Sunny about $5 total.
She also made Annabeth a camp necklace, which is mentioned in the books quite a few times. Each Camp Half-Blood camper is given a necklace, and each year at camp a new bead is also given. On Annabeth's necklace there are seven beads, representing the seven years she has spent at camp.
Below are some pictures of Annabeth in her shirt and necklace. Sunny also gave her a doll baseball cap from the AG Softball set to use as her "invisibility cap", but was unable to picture it. Thanks for the idea, Chrissa from Alex & Chrissa's Wonderful Blog!
By the way, the Spelling Bee is tomorrow! I've been studying like crazy. I hope all this hard work pays off and I beat Nellie. Bye!


Monday, February 1, 2010

Betta Fish, Perms, & Modeling

I know, I know; this post title is rather random, but, well, it fits this post perfectly! Besides even more prepping for the Spelling Bee, which is on Friday, we've been dealing with all three of the things in the title.
For one, Sunny bought a betta fish, which she named Zsa Zsa (after a famous actress) on Saturday and has been obsessing over her. Shannon seemed to be in love with the little fish, too. She kept trying to stick her hand in the tank to pet it.
Perms is another topic of interest this weekend, as well. Sunny decided to give Vicki a perm (okay, more like she just put her hair in curlers for a day) on Sunday and it turned out really pretty! Although Victoria isn't one to brag, she seemed to be holding herself back from showing off her beautiful, curly hair.
As for the last topic, modeling, I have joined DollModeling's (YouTube) modeling agency! Yay! If any of you want to join or are interested in joining click here. It would be awesome if some of you could join! Also, Sunny is thinking about entering another one of us in AGMA when the new season starts, not me though since I'm already in ADMA. Any suggestions on who she should enter???
Well, that's that. Hope everyone is having a good Monday (well, as good as a Monday can be) and a great week. More posts soon!