Sunday, November 28, 2010

Custom Doll Teasers!

A new custom doll? Perhaps... ;)

Gorgeous emerald-green eyes. Blonde hair. Hmmm...
Could FMSG be getting it's very own Disney royalty???

I'm going to keep this post short and sweet to add to the mysteriousness and surprise of the whole thing. Comment below on your custom doll thoughts and opinions, as well as about any custom dolls you have had or have. Once our custom is finished (which will hopefully be soon) a photoshoot/video/post will be vitally necessary. :)

*None of the pictures included in this post are mine, all are property of Disney Animation Studios*


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Thank you for inviting us,

To your Thanksgiving dinner,

A day spent in your company,

Is invariably a winner.

Thank you for the time you spent,

Preparing all the food;

For making us feel welcome,

You have our gratitude!

-By Joanna Fuchs-

Pictures courtesy of Google Images

Hope everyone has an amazing (and delicious) Thanksgiving! Eat lots of turkey, enjoy the company of family and friends, and be thankful. :)


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A new holiday look!

Since the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's are fast approaching, I thought it would be nice to spruce Crazy for Cali up for the holidays! The new bokeh-type background is from Blogger and the Christmas tree countdown widget is from Spring Widgets. The new header was edited courtesy of Picnik.
Also, Sunny got around to doing one (ok, I know it doesn't sound like that much but it took her twelve tries of the same shot to get the perfect photo) of our holiday portraits! It was Chloe's and she was modeling one of my favourite Christmas dresses, the Fancy Flower Outfit minus the faux-fur shrug. The grey and silver colors in the dress suited Chloe well and almost gave her cocoa-eyes a silvery-tint. The portrait is also featured on our Flickr (see sidebar) and is in a special Holiday set. The rest of the portraits when we get around to them will also be in the set.

Tomorrow's Thanksgiving! I hope to post about my Thanksgiving either tomorrow or by the weekend. Happy holidays!


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Samantha's Winter Stroll

My friend Jane's cousin Samantha Parkington (she's also a student here at FMSG) is just loving the wintry weather here in Florida. Sam was born and raised in New York where the temps can reach below zero during the holiday season so the chilly weather was very familiar to her. She just loved modeling her new evergreen winter coat and elegant velvet hat as she strolled through the FMSG campus. Luckily, Sunny had her camera handy and was able to take some beautiful photos of Sam in her winter wear.
Sam looks just lovely in green. It really brings out her brown eyes and hair!

It was a cloudy day today but the colors of the late fall greenery and the damp soil below made great contrast for photography.
All of these photos were edited using Picnik's Orton-ish effect and the text effect. Since the weather was overcast, the lighting wasn't phenomenal so editing helped a lot- especially to bring out the rich colors.
I can't wait for the holidays to arrive! What do you guys plan on doing over the Thanksgiving and winter breaks? Any family traditions you love? What's your favorite thing about the holiday season? Let me know in a comment- I'd love to hear what the holidays mean to you!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

We need a little Christmas now

Hello, everyone, and happy holidays! Today's the first day of Thanksgiving break for us dolls here at FMSG. This not only means a whopping 9 days off of school and the start of the Christmas season but also more time for posts!
Sorry I haven't been posting as much lately but, with the arrival of break, I'm hoping I'll be able to post more often. Maybe even everyday!
Anyways, since it's Thanksgiving break Sunny's been preparing us dolls in our holiday finery for our Christmas portraits in front of the Christmas tree. My dress is brand new and it's just dazzling. I can't wait to model it in my portrait! Once we get every doll's portrait taken, we'll post them here and also in a special holiday album on our Flickr. If you want to know what we've been up to in the past weeks check our Flickr. We update that often, even when we don't have time to post here on Crazy For Cali.
Check back here for more posts soon! :)


Sunday, November 14, 2010

When life flies bye...

I can't believe the last time I posted was 2 weeks ago! I'm so sorry. Homework, tests, the usual- just tends to get in the way nowadays. Don't worry- although, I'm not posting as much as I did over the summer, I'm still thinking of you, my followers, commenters, and readers, who make this blog possible! Thank you guys SO much and I'll try my hardest to keep the updating up to a maximum in the next few weeks. After all, Thanksgiving and fall break is only one school week away and then I'll have lots of time to post!
So, what has been going on to Cali Hazelwood in the past week or two? Not much- other than hitting my 12th birthday! It was a small gathering with only my closest friends (Jane, Shannon, Piper, Chloe, and Lanie) but it was really nice. We all went to a fancy bistro up the street and then got icecream sundaes at Karlssons' Kandy Shoppe afterwards. I opened my presents there and got a pair of light blue doll-sized Uggs and a Breyer to add to my ever-growing collection. It was a fun time and a great way to celebrate my 12th birthday and a year and a half on Crazy for Cali! :D
Well, enough about me! What have you been doing in the last few weeks of fall? Leave your answer in a comment below ~ I'd love to hear what's going on with you guys too!